Monday, April 7, 2008

Sex after Sixty?

I knew that would get your attention. Sorry to disappoint you, but this is not going to be a steamy article on the sexual activities of retired or semi retired adults. I just want to let you know that the Pelican Players are putting on a spoof about retirement living on April 16th and 17th. It is called “Sex after Sixty” and will be held in the Borini Theatre at The Kings Point north clubhouse. It should be a hoot to see, so make sure you get a ticket.

Many of the snowbirds are heading back up north. I’m having a hard time figuring out why. There are still a lot of snow storms that hit in April and the weather up there still isn’t warm enough to shed a jacket. Florida is absolutely awesome this time of year. The daytime temperatures are not too warm and the evenings stay warm enough that you don’t even have to wear a sweater.

I see that the Kings Pont Clubhouse Theatre is hosting a Professional Wrestling Event on April 12th. For those of you who like to see some heart stopping, ear pounding action, it should be a good time. Hopefully you won’t be too close to the ring to get fake blood splattered on you. I’m just kidding!! Admission is FREE, but they are accepting donations to the SCC Rescue Squad.

It looks like they also have some pretty good bus tours lined up. I saw some pro baseball games, some dinner theatres, a few mall trips, a trip to Busch Gardens and even a trip to the Tampa Bay Downs for some “Thoroughbred Racing” on the schedule. Make sure you call or visit the box office to get signed up.

The KP Borini Theatre is hosting a “Pirates of the Caribbean” line dance on April 23rd. It’s a BYOB event, so a bottle of Captain Morgan’s Rum would suit the occasion.

The south clubhouse is still hosting their “Rockin’ Rendezvous every Thursday night. If you haven’t attended yet, and enjoy a good time you need to check it out.

I would love to hear your comments on this and previous Blogs. Tell me what you want to learn about Sun City Center, Florida. Or better yet, please be my guest and write up an article that I can post. I promise I will give you full credit.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Going Green!!

When we think of March we think of St. Patrick’s Day A.K.A. St Paddy’s Day. I have images of people wearing green for good luck and drinking “green beer” stuck in my head.

Since we are in a “Green” month it got me thinking about all the hype of “Going Green”. I’ve got to give kudos to the residents of Sun City Center and Kings Point who drive their golf carts around. That has got to be the greenest form of transportation that I know of!! I saw a report the other day that said 46% of the residents use their carts for getting around the community for things other than golfing.

March is also shaping up to be a busy month for the residents of Kings Point. Pat Boone, the Jack Daniels Band, Charo, and in my humble opinion I think, the best of all will be ……”The Amazing Kreskin”. I remember watching him on TV many years ago, and I was always awed by his performances.

They also have a couple St. Patrick’s Day parties. There can never be too many of them. On the 12th there will be a “Green and White” Line Dance at the KP Borini Theatre. On the 17th there will be a St. Paddy’s Day Dinner Dance. Both are BYOB events.

If you looking for a lively time the South Clubhouse is still the place to be on Thursday nights. On the 13th they are hosting a Lip Sync Contest and prizes will be given out for the best impressionist and best costume. The Rockin’ Rendezvous continue on the 20th and 27th.
I would love to hear your comments on this and previous Blogs. Tell me what you want to learn about Sun City Center, Florida. Or better yet, please be my guest and write up an article that I can post. I promise I will give you full credit.
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Review of Green Tea Tropical

Originally submitted at Mighty Leaf Tea

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By Rosebud from Orlando, Fl on 2/14/2008


5out of 5

Tea Body: Light

Tea Finish: Smooth

Tea Flavor: Fruity

Pros: High Quality, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile, Easy-To-Use Tea Pouch

Best Uses: Anytime

Describe Yourself: Health Conscious

I discovered this tea in a little restaurant in Dawson Creek, BC, Canada and absolutely fell in love with it. I drink it hot and cold. In fact I make a big jug of iced tea with it every day. Sometimes I even add a different flavour like the African Nector or Bombai Chai when I steep the tea just to change things up. It is awesome!!


Thursday, January 10, 2008

I Need to Apologize.........

First I apologize for neglecting my Blog and not keeping you up to date on the happenings around Kings Point and Sun City Center. Secondly, I need to apologize for referring to Sun City Center as Sun City. I honestly did not realize that they were two different cities in Florida. It won’t happen again. In fact I had to do a little clean up on my website too.

It has also been brought to my attention that Golf Carts can no longer gain access to the Wal-Mart. It turns out that they would have to cross a marked highway to get to the new Wal-Mart and that would be illegal.

Thank you to the person who wrote me a very nice note and straightened me up on the mistakes I had made on my Blog.

Most of the “Snowbirds” arrived on January 2 or a few days later, so it is hopping around Kings Point these days. The clubhouses are buzzing, the golf courses full, and you can hear laughter coming from all the other various courts.

If you haven't checked out Pickleball yet, make sure to mark Februay 9, 2008 on your calendar. The Kings Point Pickleball League is hosting a "Winter in Paradise Wingding". For more information check out their website at

I picked up the “Kings Point Pointer” when I was at the clubhouse on Monday. There are some really great events coming up that you won’t want to miss out on. Tickets are available for Kings Point residents ONLY beginning the second Monday of the month at the Box Office. However, Kings Point residents may purchase up to a maximum 4 Guest tickets.

The Kings Point North Clubhouse Borini Theatre will host entertainment such as Lynda Carter (aka Wonder Woman), The Temptations , “Red, Hot and Blue” a group of talented performers who sing and dance their way through a century’s worth of music, Xavier Cugat Orchestra, and the “Dukes of Dixieland”.

The Kings Point South Club has a “Rockin’ Rendezvous” with rowdy music and dance every Thursday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. I heard it did get pretty rowdy last week. On Fridays they have a Cook Out on the Pool Deck from 11:00am to 2:00pm. There is also going to be a Super Bowl Party on Feb 3. (Go Pats!! My neighbor told me to say that…..I’m staying neutral)

They have some great Special Bus Trips planned too. Trips coming up are quite a few dinner theatre shows, shopping trips, cruises, shopping trips, restaurant lunches and dinners, and some local festivals.

I would love to hear your comments on this and previous Blogs. Tell me what you want to learn about Sun City Center, Florida. Or better yet, please be my guest and write up an article that I can post. I promise I will give you full credit.

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Caution...Grandparents at play!!

With over 200 Activity Clubs there is no shortage of things to do in Sun City. I did a little research and found some club websites that I thought may be of interest you. I’m sure there are more than I listed here, so if anyone wants to get their site mention, send me an email.

There are two Amateur Radio Clubs in Sun City. The Sun City Radio Amateur Club’s website is at . The Kings Point Amateur Radio Club’s website is .

The Sun City Aquasizers Water Aerobics Club look like they have a blast together. They do a lot more together than spend time in the water. Check out their website at .

The Sun City Computer Club is 2000 members strong. If you would like to learn more about computers, they have a great schedule of classes ranging from “How to Buy” to “Introduction to Computers” to more advanced classes like word-processing, the internet and spreadsheets. You can find out more information about them at their website .

The Sun City Model Railroad Club have regular meetings, but also schedule events around the holidays and invite Junior Engineers (grandchildren) to join in the activities. Check out their site at .

The Sun City Photo Club promotes education classes in photography and assist all those with a camera who wish to improve their family and travel images. Their website is .

I finally found out what Pickleball is all about. The Sun City Center Pickleball Club has a really interesting site at . Check out the videos on their website. The US Pickleball Association has a great promotional video.

The Sun City Center Swingers Square Dance Club is one of the longest continually operating clubs in the community, and will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2008. Check out their website at .

The Sun City Tennis Club is extremely active with over 270 members. Check out their website at .

I would love to hear your comments on my Blog. Tell me what you want to learn about Sun City, Florida

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Saturday, November 3, 2007

Who is Snowbird?

They call me the Crazy Canadian down here. I moved to Lake Mary, Florida seven years ago from Alberta, Canada for a three year contract and just haven’t left. I fell in love with Florida and the thought of moving back to the icy north was not appealing at all.

My husband and I have introduced a whole new culture and language to our neighborhood. “How’s it goin, eh?” , “Toques”(headwear worn in Canada) , “Canadian Fire Extinguishers” for the Bar-B-Q (a spray bottle full of water), “Grog” pick fruit off the trees in your backyard and mix it with IceBerg Vodka (made in Canada), and a whole bunch of holidays that they had never heard of (Family Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Heritage Day, Thanksgiving in October, and the best of all Boxing Day.

I worked for a Software Development company for seven years and when I was offered an Executive Layoff two years ago, I grabbed it. After a month or so I was looking for something to do. I had been to Sun City several times to visit my parents who camped a few miles south at Little Manatee River State Park every winter, so I decided to take a closer look at Sun City for investment purposes. I fell in love with the City and all it had to offer. I had no idea that they even built communities specifically for those 55 years young and up.

It wasn’t long before I had purchased my first two units in Kings Point and began renovating. I could write a book on all the things that went wrong, but after two months of blood, sweat and tears, they were completed and ready to rent out. The first year all the neighbors in Kings Point helped me fill them up since I didn’t have time to even think about marketing them.

I have since added a website and this fall started my Blog. I wanted to tell people about all the things that get me fired up about life in Sun City. I hope you enjoy and will someday visit us.

I would love to hear your comments on my Blog. Tell me what you want to learn about Sun City, Florida

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Are you looking for a place to retire?

I just found out that Sun City, Florida has been designated as one of America’s Best Master-Planned Communities by the “Where to Retire Magazine”. It’s written up in their July/August 2007 magazine.

What’s the key attraction, you say? For starters, the average year-round temperature is 72 degrees. I have noticed that it is 5 to 10 degrees warmer in Sun City in the winter than it is in Orlando and points north.

Most importantly, the people who planned this community thought of everything. They have police, fire and ambulance services. A 1500 member volunteer patrol that supplements the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Department. A 112 bed hospital and 90 bed lodge are also located in the city. There are 20 churches in the vicinity with 7 of them right in Sun City.

Four comprehensive recreation facilities cover more than 41 acres. There are four shopping centers with services that include major banks, supermarkets, medical clinics, pharmacies, restaurants, variety and specialty stores, beauty salons, barber shops, a post office an many business and professional offices. Home Depot is at one end of the city and a huge Wal-Mart Supercenter is at the other end.

If you are a golfer, you’ll think you are in heaven. There are 8 courses in Sun City and another 13 in the vicinity. I found out that there are 3500 privately owned golf carts. No wonder I was blown away when I first drove down the main drag.

Tennis anyone? There are 19 courts available for residents’ use.

If you are a boater , it’s only 8 miles away to Bahia Beach Marina which offers saltwater beaches, marina facilities for boat launching, docking and maintenance. It will also give you access to the Gulf of Mexico.

If you get tired of the 200 plus activities offered in Sun City you can venture out to local theatre presentations, art festivals, concerts, museums, and even some professional sports games. Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios are within 90 miles. Busch Gardens is 25 miles away.

But wait…..there’s more! You’ll just have to wait until next week to find out.

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