Welcome News – January 2020

Welcome Table –  January 27, 2020

Meet Janice & Gary Bacon

534 Wilderness Circle (Outback)

Phone: 219-928-8526

Email: jjbacon@comcast.net

The Bacons are originally from Laporte, IN and are with us for six months in the RV park. Gary is retired from 40 years of working in the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville as a Respiratory Therapist.  Janice was busy caring for a family member. Their special interests are dog rescue, golf, pickleball, playing cards, volunteering where needed, like to help with parties.  Would like to learn water aerobics to teach.  Would like to help getting resident’s dogs out if needed. Able to sit with anyone who needs help if their partner needs to go shopping, or other reasons. Would like to become a little more crafty. Also seeks more knowledge and is open to new ideas  We welcome them into our Tanglewood family.


Welcome table – January 13, 2020

Meet Gary & Liz Lauscher

2141 Bayside Drive (Bayside)

Cells: Gary 561-603-2741; Liz 561-385-7217

Email: elauscher@aol.com

Gary and Liz have been in West Palm Beach for the past 35 years; they’re originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!  They will be with us year round! They both worked in the school district of Palm Beach County; Gary was in the warehouse and Liz was a teacher. Both have joined the golf club!  Gary loves fishing and hunting, bingo and woodwork. Liz loves swimming, reading and quilting.  They are married for 34 years. Gary retired in May of 2016 and Liz in August of 2019 after 35 years of teaching. Welcome!

Meet Jerry & Nora Mullen

663 Safari Hunt Drive (Outback)

Phone: 863-414-0501

Email: nora.mullen@sympatico.ca

Jerry and Nora are from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada and will be with us seasonally. Jerry was an estimator in his past life while Nora was a teacher.  Together they love pickleball, card games, golf and listening to jazz.  In addition, Jerry loves to play pool and poker while Nora reads, knits and plays cribbage. They have three grandsons, two in Australia and one in Ottawa.  Jerry is a Chicago Blackhawk and Bears fan. They are both Detroit Tiger fans. They also enjoy watching the Toronto Raptors. We’re delighted to have you with us.

Meet Tom & Nancy Garnsey

1648 Primrose Lane (Wildflower)

Phones: 315-368-3938; 315-368-3737

Email: tgarnz@gmail.com

Tom and Nancy hail from Northern NY and will be with us year round!  They are full time RVers. Tom taught computer science in High School, is a guitarist and loves reading.  Nancy is into rubber stamping, making greeting cards and reading.  They lived a “decade on the desert” in a seniors community in Gold Canyon Arizona and love it here!  Welcome to our family.

Welcome Table – January 6, 2020

Meet Bob and Mollie Boyle

550 Wilderness Circle (Outback RV area)

Email: bobsails@verizon.net

Cell Phone: 301-717-5920

The Boyles come to us from Tilghman Island, Maryland and will be with us this season. They are retired from Insurance sales and Restaurant Equipment.  They like to sailboat racing, exercise, sewing and knitting.  Please welcome them to Tanglewood.



Meet David and Theresa Witt

778 Elephant Walk (Outback RV area)

Email: wittsdt@plbb.us

Cell Phone: 920-73-6238

Theresa and David Witt are from Oconto Falls, Wi. and close but not retired yet.  They love music, bikinh, art, golfing, traveling and enjoying family and friends. Get to know them and make them one of your friends!




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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