Meet (Ellis) Jim and Jeri Hoover

3335 Beartooth Pass (Big Sky)

Email: ellishoover@gmail.com

Phone: 931-980-7779

Jim and Jeri are here with us year round and both come from backgrounds in the US Navy!  Jim is from California while Jeri is from Ohio.  Jim is a retired Navy officer, retired from civil service and private medical practice.  Both of them are retired nurses. They love RV travel, crafts, art, golf, and dogs.  Jeri plays the banjo and is looking for someone who can play guitar.  She creates wire jewelry.



Meet Carmelita Cousins and Marjorie Robertson

1052 Celebration Drive

Phone: 863-658-1476

Email: CCousins54@gmail.com; MJRobertson48@gmail.com

These charming ladies have been in Tanglewood for a year and have never been to Monday morning Coffee so we are delighted to welcome them today.  They are with us year round. Carmelita is originally from Jamaica and though she tried to retire, she’s still working at various endeavors such as: doing home inspectios and working for Advance Auto.  She loves to dance and volunteer and is a fun person!  Marjorie is from Miami and thinks it’s paradise here in Sebring!  She is retired from Real Estate and love classical music and computers.  Welcome, ladies!


Meet Steve and Judy Dawson

3060 Going To the Sun (Big Sky)

Cells: Steve  618-967-0196; Judy  618967-0916

Steve and Judy are from Carbondale IL and will be year round residents with us! Steve is retired from Penn Aluminum International; he loves working in stained glass.  Judy is retired from the Southern Illinois Healthcare system and loves quilting and cross stitching. They both love RVing. They have been married 48 years and have a son in Clearwater, a daughter in Sparta IL; and they have five grandchildren.  Steve has two brothers and two sisters and went to a one-room country schoolhouse in Charleston IL.  Judy is from Park Ridge IL.  We welcome them into our Tanglewood family!


Meet Darrell and Patti Payne

3342 Beartooth Pass (Big Sky)

Cell: 319-850-3946

Email: dpayne7469@msn.com

Darrell and Patti are originally from Illinois though they have lived i a variety of places. They will be with us year round. They are retired from CIVH and Alfagomma.  Darrell loves Euchre, woodworking, and remodeling.  Patti also loves Euchre, woodworking, crafts, sewing, crocheting and reading. They are grandparents of two!  We welcome them into our Tanglewood family.

Meet Michael and Cathy Porrini

1065 Celebration Drive (Carefree)

Cell: 610-299-2629

Email: McHome6@verizon.net

Michael and Cathy hail from Brookhaven in the grand state of Pennsylvania and will be here with us year round!  Mike is a retired truck driver and loves golf! Cathy is retired from Target and loves crafts and Bingo.  They have 3 children, 2 girls and one boy and TEN grandchildren!  We’re delighted to have you in Tanglewood.



Who To Contact?

The Welcome Committee has created a list of groups, clubs, committees, and other helpful information to help all new residents and/or those that have been here awhile learn what is available in Tanglewood. We call this the “Who to Contact” list. This is updated throughout the year as new groups, clubs or committees are formed and information of existing groups change. Note the date on the right hand bottom of the document which shows the last date changed. All new residents that we visit are given a copy of this list but since this list can change, the latest version is on the Home page of Twrtimes. Just look on the left side under Upcoming Events and click on the Who to Contact March 1, 2019-February 29, 2020 link under Welcome Committee.

Leaving for the Summer or for a month or more?

For those that leave for the summer, we want to make sure people taking off for the summer or who will be gone a month or more have a copy of our Check Off List for Closing Your Tanglewood Home For The Summer_PDF.  This gives many tips on what needs to be done to make sure you find your home in good shape, when you return.

General Information For All New Residents
All new homeowners and those on the “lease to buy” program are visited in their home by a member of the Welcome Committee. A Welcome Bag is provided with information that will help them learn about what is going on in Tanglewood during that visit. Information about the surrounding area is also included with various giveaways from local banks, hospitals, and the Chamber of Commerce. Business cards and/or flyers from other Tanglewood residents who offer a product or service are also included as well as some outside vendors.

Be our guests at Monday Morning Coffee in the main clubhouse at the Welcome Table starting at 8 AM. Just look for the big yellow welcome sign on the table near the front door inside the hall. Get introduced to everyone, have your picture taken and learn what will be going on in the park. It is also a great time to ask any questions you may have. Please bring your badge and coffee cup. The Monday Morning Coffee meeting starts at 8:30 AM. What is going to happen in the upcoming week(s) is announced. If any changes are made on the weekly calendar, it is also announced at this time. It is a great way to meet your neighbors and become a part of the community whether you are here for a short time or forever!

If you are a new RVer in the Outback, please join us at the Welcome Table at 8 AM. We want to meet and greet you. New arriving RVers can go to the RV/Business Office to check in during normal business hours or call 863-585-1071, if arriving after hours. A Welcome Committee member, welcomes all first-time 6 month RVers bringing. WE give them a packet of information relevant to RVers and a drink cooler with the TW logo on it, provided by HTA.

Tickets for most events are sold before and after Coffee in the main hall. Many of the tickets are also available at the Activities Director’s Office during the weekdays. Want to pick up a customized Tanglewood Tervis Mug? Buy one from the Activities Director’s Office.

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