L.A. TIMES Lake Ashton Community Newsletter November 2023 Simply the Best! 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 863.324.6032 863.324.5457 Lake Ashton is a 55 & Older Deed Restricted Community www.lakeashtoncdd.com

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NEWSLETTER STAFF Christine Wells Editor cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com 863.324.5457 Valerie LeBlanc Advertising Sales, Layout & Design valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com SUBMISSION GUIDELINES December Issue Deadline: November 13 • Articles can be submitted on behalf of Lake Ashton clubs/ groups/organizations to promote lifestyle enhancing, opportunities, and must be approved by the group leader prior to publication • Email articles to: valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com • 150 word limit. Articles will be edited for length, clarity, and to ensure compliance with districts’ media policies • Include your club contact and phone number • The writing style is third person — avoid using I, me, my, we, our, or personal pronouns Photo Specifications: • All photos must be high-res digital images in “jpeg” format and submitted via email or CD/flash drive • Space will generally allow only one photo per article • The designer and printer will make the final determination as to the print quality of photographs for publication THE LAKE ASHTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT DOES NOT ENDORSE OR SUPPORT ANY PARTICULAR POLITICAL CANDIDATE, PARTY, MEASURE OR ISSUE, OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE. NOVEMBER 2023 Lake Ashton employees are at your service. We want your experiences in the Clubhouse, Golf Course and HFC to be as pleasant and memorable as possible! Do not hesitate to contact any of the below with comments, questions or concerns. Lake Ashton Clubhouse 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 Phone: 863.324.5457 Fax: 863.324.5829 LACDD Community Director: Christine Wells cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Activities Assistant: Caroline Lane 863.324.6032 clane@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Office Manager: Sheila Moreland 863.324.5457 smoreland@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Operations Manager: Matt Fisher 863.956.6207 mfisher@lakeashtoncdd.com LW Homeowners Association (HOA) Golf Club - Ron Lavoie, General Manager Ian Peterson, Head Golf Professional Eagle’s Nest - Sandra Goodwin, Manager RV & Storage Center Charm City Nik Minadakis, Owner In case of emergency, dial 911! Police Non-Emergency Numbers: Lake Wales: 863.678.4223 Winter Haven: 863.291.5858 Polk County Sheriff: 863.298.6200 3 Lake Ashton Health & Fitness Center (HFC) 6052 Pebble Beach Boulevard Winter Haven, FL 33884 Phone: 863.595.1562 Fax: 863.595.1567 LAIICDD Community Director: James Margeson Phone: 863.595.1562 jmargeson@lakeashton2cdd.com HFC Activities Office Manager: Krystle Funk 863.595.1562 kfunk@lakeashton2cdd.com Gate Houses & Security Officers: Thompson Nursery Rd. (LW): 863.324.7290 County Road 653 (WH): 863.318.0237 863.325.0065 directors@lakeashtonhoa.org lakeashtonhoa.com 863.326.1032 863.326.1032 rlavoie@lakeashtongc.com ipeterson@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1085 sgoodwin@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1304 dholmes@lakeashtonstorage.com 863-662-3300 charmcityfl@gmail.com

MONDAY COFFEE Don't miss Monday Coffee with your friends and neighbors at 9 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Coffee & donuts are available for $2. NOVEMBER 6 • Birthdays and Anniversaries • 3D Mobile Mammography Bus will be giving information and booking appointments for their visit on November 27. Visit 3dmobilemammography.com for more information • LA Woodworkers Project of the Month • Featured Speaker: Everyday Phone Tips with Guardian Wealth - Bring Your Smartphone! • Featured Vendors: Christine Graves Insurance, ComForCare NOVEMBER 13 • Bite Me Monday — Donations of pet food and/or supplies for the Humane Society of Polk County • Featured Speakers: Quilts of Valor, AdventHealth Talks: Alzheimer's Awareness • Featured Vendors: Miller's Central Air, Matt Simpson with Edward Jones, Tessier Law Firm NOVEMBER 20 — NO MONDAY COFFEE — LACDD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING NOVEMBER 27 • Featured Speaker: Lake Wales Art Council • Featured Vendors: Morgan Stanley - Matthew Grubb, VITAS Healthcare • 3D Mobile Mammography Bus • Central Florida Health Care will facilitate blood pressure and BMI screenings IN THIS ISSUE NEWS 5 LA LOOKS 14 SAFETY 18 MOVIES 22 EVENTS 24 MIND & BODY 34 CLUBS 38 GOLF 44 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS LAKE ASHTON II (WH) CDD November 17, 9 am Health & Fitness Center LAKE ASHTON (LW) CDD November 20, 9 am (please note new start time) Clubhouse Ballroom CIT Y COMMISSION MEETINGS LW: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 6 pm, Commission Chambers, Municipal Administration Bldg., 201 W. Central Ave., Lake Wales WH: 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:30 pm, John Fuller Auditorium in City Hall, 451 3rd St. NW, Winter Haven POLK COUNT Y BOCC MEETINGS 1st & 3rd Tues. , 9 am, Board Room, 330 W. Church St., Bartow

HOURS OF OPERATION CLUBHOUSE: 6 am – 10 pm daily CLUBHOUSE OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday Photo ID Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Noon to 3 pm or by appointment HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER: 5:30 am – 10 pm daily HFC OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday HOLIDAY CLOS INGS The Clubhouse and HFC Offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Clubhouse and HFC Offices will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 in observance of Christmas. The Clubhouse Offices will be closed Monday, January 1 and Tuesday, January 2 in observance of the New Year. The HFC Offices will be closed Monday, January 1. HOLIDAY TRASH COLLECTION CHANGES - THANKSGIVING Trash, recycling and yard waste pickup for Lake Wales residents will occur Saturday, November 25. There aren't any impacts to the trash, recycling, and yard waste pickup for Winter Haven residents. 5 NEXT MONTHLY MARKET: November 8 from 10 am to 2 pm Clubhouse West Parking Lot BAXTER’ S QUAL ITY MEATS Clubhouse West Parking Lot Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm BOOKMOBILE November 8 and 22, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:15), Clubhouse West Parking Lot DAYL IGHT SAVING TIME Daylight saving time ends Sunday, November 5. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night when you go to bed. Keep in mind that your smartphones and tablets likely already make this change automatically. This is also a good time to check your smoke alarm batteries. HAVE VISITORS? November is a traditional time for residents to host family and friends. Remember, when you see a visiting grandchild, they are guests of your neighbors so please extend every courtesy possible. Residents: please be tolerant of extra activity at the pool and other amenities. Those hosting family should remind them to be considerate of residents in this 55 and older community. It is helpful if a resident accompanies their guests at any of the amenities, but is not required. Anyone using amenities at the Clubhouse or HFC should have a Lake Ashton Resident ID Card or Facilities Guest Pass. All guests can be registered at either Activities Desk during business hours. Renters must have a copy of their fully executed rental agreement. Visit the Clubhouse Activities Office to get your resident photo identification made on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 3 pm, or by appointment. Bring a driver's license with your Lake Ashton address on it, or the warranty deed for your home. The application can be filled out at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or can be found online at lakeashtoncdd.com. under ‘Additional District Documents’.

WELCOME TO LAKE ASHTON New residents of Lake Ashton can sign up at either Activities Desk and online for a New Resident Orientation held November 3 in the HFC at 2 pm. This is an opportunity to meet community leaders and other new residents, and get information about the community. New residents can also stop by the Clubhouse or HFC during operating hours to receive a welcome packet, sign up for communitywide emails, and more. CLUBHOUSE OPEN HOUSE There will be an Open House at the Clubhouse November 18 from 4 to 8 pm and all Lake Ashton residents are invited to check out the newly refurbished amenities at the Clubhouse and mingle with friends and neighbors. There will be snacks and non-alcoholic beverages set up throughout the Clubhouse. Charm City will offer happy hour pricing for drinks and appetizers in the restaurant during the entire event. This is a free event — no need to sign up, just stop by anytime between 4 and 8 pm. NEW FEES FOR CLERICAL SERVICES AT THE CLUBHOUSE AVAILABLE DURING BUSINESS HOURS • Copies: 8.5x11 B&W - .10 cents per side 8.5x14 or 11x17 B&W - .20 cents per side 8.5x11 color - .30 cents per side 8.5x14 or 11x17 color - .40 cents per side • Faxing: Local - $1.25 for the first page and .25 cents for each additional page Long Distance - $2.25 for the first page and .25 cents for each additional page International - $6.25 for the first page and $4 for each additional page. Incoming Fax: .25 cents per page WELCOME COMMITTEE The Lake Ashton Welcome Committee is being resurrected! A facilitator has volunteered and is now looking for a group of friendly, helpful residents to be a part of the "committee". If you would like to share a few hours a month getting to know and help new neighbors, please email cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com. The only requirements are that you are community minded and interested in being helpful to new residents. The first meeting will be held the last week in November. SHREDDING EVENT There will be a shredding event on November 11 sponsored by the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary. Donations are being accepted for Honduras relief. Drop off documents to be shredded starting at 10 am in the Clubhouse west parking lot (near the Tennis Courts). ELECTRONICS RECYCLING Recycle your electronics on November 28 at the Clubhouse. Drop-off starts at 9 am, and no drop-offs will be accepted after 12:30 pm. Please drop off all electronics in the black bins in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Scan the above QR code to view the list of accepted items. 6

are happy to continue this endeavor. Remember the items on the tags are suggestions, so if you see something else that you think a child or teen will appreciate, go ahead and purchase it. Watch for an email blast notifications once the tree is up. The last day to bring gifts is December 14th. NOVEMBER 28 November is a great time to reflect on everything to be thankful for, including living in a community full of caring friends and neighbors. Don't forget to stop by the Clubhouse Lobby to add what you are thankful for to our "Thankful Board". Here are a few opportunities to celebrate the upcoming holidays and give back to the communities surrounding Lake Ashton NOVEMBER FOOD DRI VE - NOVEMBER 1 - 1 5 Food donations for the Winter Haven Mission and Lake Wales Care Center will be collected from November 1 - 15. Drop off donations to the Clubhouse Ballroom Kitchen, Monday - Friday from 9 am - noon. Let's help our surrounding neighbors in need this holiday season. CARING TREE By Larry & Joanne Hillock It's time to think of the families in our area that need help to provide a happy holiday for their families. Early this month the Caring Tree will be in the Clubhouse Ballroom loaded with gift tags. These tags are suggestions for gifts that will be given to deserving families in partnership with the Lake Wales Care Center. The gifts must be new and unwrapped. We will collect the gifts and deliver them to the Care Center's distribution center. Parents will select a gift for their family and volunteers will help them with wrapping. Lake Ashton has been a strong supporter of this very worthwhile activity for over 15 years and we 7 There is so much to be thankful for and so many blessings to count! In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, help give back to the community by donating to support Lake Wales Care Center. A donation truck will be in the Clubhouse West Parking Lot November 28 from 9 to 11 am. NAT I ONAL AL ZHE I MER ' S DI S EA S E MONTH In 1983, President Reagan dedicated the month of November as National Alzheimer's Disease Month. Don't forget to support Team Sam by attending the Walk to End Alzheimer's on November 17 at 9 am. Meet in the Clubhouse West Parking Lot by 8:45 am. Contact Judy Puntureri at 863.214.6647 to sign up. You can also give a monetary donation to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s donation box, in the Clubhouse Activities Office the entire month. Make checks payable to Alzheimer’s Association. LAKE ASHTON SUPPORTS TOYS FOR TOTS By Fred Halde Thank you, Lake Ashton. Since I have taken over responsibility for the pickup and delivery of the Tots for Toys box here, you have never failed to come through. Lake Ashton is one of the prime locations for the collection of toys for this community outreach. There will again be a Toys for Tots box in the HFC from the early part of November thru mid December. I hope you will again express your love for children and support for families by giving generously. Thanks again Lake Ashton, for always being there for others!

JOINT AMENITY FACILITIES POLICY HIGHLIGHT V. LOSS OR DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY AND/ OR INSTANCES OF PERSONAL INJURY (EXCERPT) Patrons and their Guests assume sole responsibility for his or her personal property. The District and its contractors shall not be responsible for the loss or damage to any private property used or stored on or in any of the Amenity Facilities. Any Patron or Guest utilizing District equipment is responsible for said equipment. Should the equipment be returned to the District damaged, missing pieces or in worse condition than when it was when usage began, that Patron or Guest will be responsible to the District for any cost associated with repair or replacement of the equipment. Owners and Non-Resident Members are responsible for any damage to equipment incurred by their Guests/Renters/Leaseholders. Patrons should contact the Activities Desk or Security to report missing or damaged equipment. Individuals who, in any manner, make use of or accept the use of any apparatus, appliance, facility, privilege or service whatsoever owned, leased or operated by the Districts or its contractors, or who engages in any contest, game, function, exercise, competition or other activity operated, organized, arranged or sponsored by the Districts, either on or off the Amenity Facilities’ premises, shall do so at his or her own risk. Amenity Facilities are unattended facilities. Persons using the Amenity Facilities do so at their own risk. Amenity Manager's staff members are not present to provide personal training, exercise consultation, athletic instruction, or lifeguard duties, unless otherwise noted, to Patrons or Guests. Persons interested in using the Amenity Facilities are encouraged to consult with a physician prior to commencing a fitness program. The full amenity facilities policy can be found online at lakeashtoncdd.com or lakeashton2cdd.com. Questions? Contact LA (LW) CDD Community Director Christine Wells (cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com) or LA II (WH) CDD Community Director James Margeson, (jmargeson@lakeashton2cdd.com). 8 WINTER HAVEN COMMISSION ELECTION - NOVEMBER 7 Winter Haven residents only can vote Tuesday, November 7 from 7 am - 7 pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 2101 Overlook Dr SE. Candidates on the Ballot: Seat 1: Kim Davis, L. Tracy Mercer Seat 5 (special election to fill the remaining unexpired term to 2025): Johnathon D. Bush, Clifton E. Dollison, Tom D. Freijo Unopposed candidates — Seat 2: Nathaniel J. Birdsong, Jr.; Seat 3: Brian Yates Residen t Spotlight Dan Rosen began planning about 9 months ago to volunteer in Israel. It involved lots of paperwork, letters of recommendation, and interviews via Zoom which he completed. Dan arrived in Israel a week before the war broke out, touring Haifa in the North prior to his volunteer assignment. He met up with his volunteer group the day after War was declared. He had the option to return home, but felt it important to stay and serve. He is spending 2 weeks packing medical supplies for the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) on an Israeli base close to Tel Aviv. The several volunteers are from all over the world. Of course, there are IDF soldiers staying on the base also. They have had to take shelter when the sirens blare, having 40 seconds to feel completely safe. Dan and Nancy have been to Israel several times before, and had always felt safe. Sadly, things are very different now. Nancy is trying to keep busy with friends from Michigan visiting her, and can't wait for Dan’s return and his volunteer stories.

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LACDD NEWS By Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director Supervisors and Staff would like to welcome seasonal residents back to Lake Ashton and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. With the return of the snowbirds, many clubs are resuming monthly meetings. Stop by the Activities Office to get more info on how to join some of the clubs advertised. Soon Lake Ashton will sparkle with exterior lights and holiday decorations to get everyone in the spirit of the holidays. This is truly the most wonderful time of year … enjoy it! Supervisors met on October 16. Revised rates for Ballroom rentals, clerical fees and more were approved and can be found on lakeashtoncdd.com under additional district documents "Rules Chapter III". Additionally a quote was approved to install erosion controls along the shore of Lake Ashton behind the Clubhouse. Please stay tuned to emails for information regarding closures in the area. A wrap up report of all actions taken was sent out via email blast on October 20. Please reach out to Christine Wells at cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com with any questions. A Joint CDD Meeting was also held on October 16. Supervisors discussed the Joint Amenity Facilities Policies and ultimately approved the document with changes discussed at the meeting. A rate and rules hearing is scheduled to take place at the next Joint Board of Supervisors meeting January 19 at the HFC. WELCOME CHARM CITY! LACDD BOARD OF SUP ERVISO RS CONTA CT INF O Lloyd Howison, Chairman 704-302-6555, lhowison@lakeashtoncdd.com Brenda Van Sickle, Vice Chair 863-324-6191 brenda.vansickle@lakeashtoncdd.com Michael Costello, Assistant Secretary 863-875-9228 or 732-718-7431, mcostello@lakeashtoncdd.com Debby Landgrebe, Assistant Secretary 863-268-8193 dlandgrebe@lakeashtoncdd.com Office Hours: 10 to 11 am November 27 in the Clubhouse Ballroom after Monday Coffee Steve Realmuto, Assistant Secretary 863-949-0304, steve.lacdd@gmail.com Office Hours: 10 to 11 am November 6, 13 & 27 Residents are encouraged to stop by Charm City Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11am - 8 pm and Sundays, 11 am - 4 pm. They have Happy Hour every day from noon - 4 pm and daily specials. Like them on Facebook for announcements regarding special menu items and events. Owner Nik Minadakis (pictured left) can be found in the Restaurant most days and is always talking with residents and eager to meet new customers. Be sure to talk to him about anything Maryland related, including the Ravens. He is an avid Baltimore Ravens fan … scratch that … an "everything to do with Maryland" sports fan! His staff is also friendly and ready to help make dining in the Restaurant a memorable experience, every time. They have already become family to many Lake Ashton residents. While you are there, try and get Jay (pictured right) to sing! You will not regret it! 10

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LAIICDD NEWS LA II CDD BOARD OF SUP ERVISORS CONTA CT INF O Jim Mecsics, Chairman Public Safety & District Operations/Programs Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 am to 12 pm 863.875.4554, mecsicsj@msn.com Bob Zelazny, Vice Chairman Golf Course, Pro Shop, Eagle’s Nest, Facilities and Field Operation, Transportation System (roads, bridges, paths, etc.) Office Hours: Mondays 1 to 3 pm 863.325.8098, bzelazny@lakeashton2cdd.com Mary C. Clark, Assistant Secretary Public Works & Infrastructure, Including Roadways 252-503-7087, maryclark725@gmail.com Angela Littlewood, Assistant Secretary Special Projects, Landscaping Area including Pet Play Parks Office Hours: Thursdays 9 to 10:30 am 352.250.9707, alittlewoodlakeashton2cdd@gmail.com Roy Aull, Assistant Secretary Facilities/Amenity Management Office Hours: Friday 9 to 10:30 am 973-670-2709, raull@lakeashton2cdd.com By James Margeson, LAIICDD Community Director November is the start of the holiday season when family plans are made, and we begin thinking about decorations! Your Lake Ashton II CDD Staff and Board of Directors have been working to make sure our amenities and programs are ready for residents and their guests during this time. It's gratifying to see all the events held at the HFC are so well attended!On October 6, we hosted a corn hole tournament that attracted over 8 high-powered teams to compete for bragging rights, medals and gift cards. The competition was fierce, and Team Popcorn came in First Place. Thanks to all who participated, and we look forward to your return at our next tournament. A Breast Cancer Awareness Walk for the Cure was held on October 13, with over 130 participants. Everyone turned out wearing pink, and was rewarded with refreshments and shirts at the end of the trek. Breast cancer information and awareness presentation was given. This is a worthy endeavor as this disease has touched many of us here in Lake Ashton. In keeping with the Spirit of Halloween," ghosts and goblins gathered at the HFC for a dance with music provided by DJ Wayne on October 13. Over 200 participated with awards for: Best Overall, Most Original and Scariest Costumes. There certainly was some paranormal revelry as everyone enjoyed the event. The Lake Ashton Veterans Association USO Dance will be held at the HFC on November 10, with music provided by the Good Stuff Band." Snacks will be provided, and everyone (you do not have to be a veteran to attend) is invited for a great night of dancing and camaraderie! Tickets are now on sale at the HFC. See you there! Mark your calendars for the Holiday Dance on December 15, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., the HFC. Music will be provided by Tony Knight. There will also be the Annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade starting at the HFC and ending at the Clubhouse on December 15, so begin working on your decorating ideas for your carts! Get your tickets now for the HFC New Years Eve Gala Event, featuring a 12-piece band! Snacks and a Champagne Toast at midnight will be provided. This is a great way to usher in the New Year with friends and neighbors. The Lake Ashton II CDD Board met on September 15 and discussed various topics regarding the amenity policy and updates to real property improvement. Residents can access the Minutes of the meeting at the Lake Ashton II District website (lakeashton2dd.com) for details. All residents are encouraged to attend and make their voices heard. 12


L.A. LOOKS Central Native Plants of Florida By Lynn Davis Iris domestica best known is as blackberry lily has become one of my favorite plants. The beauty of the delicate speckled flowers and the flattened fan-like stem make this a plant worth noting in any garden. Standing as tall as two to three feet with flowers around two inches, it is a great companion to just any plant. It gets its name from the clusters of shiny black seeds in seedpods that resemble blackberries. The blackberry lily is also known as the leopard lily. Yet, it’s not a lily at all. It belongs to the species of irises. Like irises, its rhizomes are to be planted shallow or risk being root rotted. Otherwise, this is an excellent low maintenance flowering plant. Why plant blackberry lily in your garden? This plant needs little care. It likes sun and it does tolerate some shade. It doesn’t require pruning. It will produce more blooms if you decide to prune. You can save the seedpods and plant more in other areas of your garden. It’s not fussy about soil nor does it require daily watering. The lily is a perennial living around two years, but the seeds from the pods will keep producing. The only downfall is the plant is toxic to human and pets. WETLANDS AND CONSERVATION AREAS OF LAKE ASHTON Many of Lake Ashton's wetlands and conservation areas are important to our community in a number of ways. They serve many functions like protect against flooding, improve water quality, and provide a home for threatened and protected species. Wetlands in Lake Ashton clean the storm water that is referred to as “runoff”. After that, this water goes to Lake Ashton. When the water gets to the lake, it will go through the outfall structure, which is on the southwest shore of the lake. After that, the water will go to Peace Creek and then to the Peace River. The Peace River can overflow and flood when it rains a lot. This could cause lakes and ponds to have higher than normal water levels, which will be felt by the residents in Lake Ashton. Our aquatics vendor and Lake Ashton CDD staff work together all the time to make sure that our wetlands are being managed properly. If there are any questions or concerns, email Matt Fisher at mfisher@lakeashtoncdd.com. Residents are reminded that they should not do any unauthorized maintenance in these areas. LA II (WH) HOA BOARD • Kristy McKibben, President, presidentla2hoa@outlook.com • Ray Rudy, Treasurer, treasurerla2hoa@outlook.com • Dave Bishop, VP & ARC Liaison, vparcla2hoa@outlook.com • Bill Testa, VP & Asst. Treasurer, vptreasurerla2hoa@outlook.com LA (LW) HOA BOARD • Marti Schmidt, President & Treasurer treasurer@lakeashtonhoa.org president@lakeashtonhoa.org • David Muller, Vice President vp@lakeashtonhoa.org • John Leale, Vice President vicepresident2@lakeashtonhoa.org • Tim Doyle, Secretary secretary@lakeashtonhoa.org • Bob Prowant manager@lakeashtonhoa.org 14 • Greg Bluemke arc@lakeashtonhoa.org


Wildlife Corner Photo & Article By Barbara Ann Comer Curbing work on Ventana Lane is The Wood Stork is a species that has made a successful comeback in Florida. As a year-round resident at Lake Ashton, this large wading bird resembles a vulture in that it has no feathers on its head. The black flight feathers have an iridescent green that shines brilliantly in the Florida sun. It wades with its bill in the water partly open to snatch up fish, aquatic insects, snakes, frogs, rodents, turtles and even baby alligators for a nutritious meal. They are a little comical looking when resting on the ground with their pink toes extended forward and their knees bent in the wrong direction. If you consider that their legs are like our arms then this posture makes sense. This is the only native stork species in North America and it doesn't wander far from Florida. With broad wings they can be observed circling high above with vultures, eagles and Anhingas. HOA CORNER By Marti Schmidt Pardon our dust… there’s been a lot of remodeling going on with the HOA these past months. Here’s just a few updates. First, meet your new Board: Marti Schmidt, President/Treasurer; David Muller, VP; John Leale, VP2, Tim Doyle, Secretary. Bob Prowant, IT/Asst Treasurer; Greg Bluemke, ARC; and Deb Holmes, Compliance continue with their manager roles with the Board. This year, the BOD office in the clubhouse went away, but the phone number to reach us remained the same: 863-325-0065. We are introducing a website for our homeowners as a powerful resource tool to contain the HOA governing documents, meeting minutes, directories, budgets, etc. - just about everything you ever wanted to know about your HOA is there for the reading; now in one handy place! Bob has been instrumental in getting all the systems in place, up and 16 scheduled to take place the second week in November. Please use caution when in this area during construction. running, and training the BOD. Many thanks go out to all the volunteers and prior BOD members that have worked in the background to get this to happen. The 2024 budget will be reviewed and voted on in the November HOA meeting. Please reach out to us with your questions and/or comments, and try to remember in these ever-changing times that change brings opportunity – for conversations, for growth, and for community.


SAFETY PARKING & ROAD SAFETY REMINDERS Residents are reminded that the speed limit throughout all of Lake Ashton is 20 mph and all golf carts, vehicles, (including motorcycles), and bicycles (including electric bicycles) should make a complete stop just before the white stop bar whether before or after the posted stop sign. It only takes a moment to follow the traffic controls that are in place that could potentially prevent a serious accident. The Lake Wales and Winter Haven Police Department patrol in Lake Ashton on a regular basis. Please take a little extra time to ensure you maneuver throughout the community as safely as possible to avoid a ticket and more importantly, an accident. The following excerpt was taken from Florida State Statute 316.1945 Stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in specified places. For the full statue, scan the QR code with your smartphone. No person shall stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers: 1. In front of a public or private driveway. 2. Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. 3. Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection. 4. Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway. Keep in mind the streets in Lake Ashton are very narrow and there are many forms of traffic which heightens the danger during busy times. The information listed above will be passed along to vendors to ensure they are following the established state statutes. The following items will also help to alleviate dangerous situations on the road. • Do not park a vehicle directly parallel to another vehicle. • Do not park on a curve. • Park as close to the curb as possible. 18 Residents can help by informing vendors that are performing work at their home of the parking "good practices" above. With everyone's help the streets of Lake Ashton will be as safe as possible. STATE OF FLORIDA SETS NEW GOLF CART AGE REQUIREMENTS Recent state legislation changes have increased the age for golf cart drivers. The law requires that a person operating a golf cart on public roads or streets who is under 18 years of age must possess a valid learner’s permit or driver’s license. Lake Wales PD and Winter Haven PD can issue a ticket for violations of this law. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH By Brenda Jackson, NW PR Liaison According to USPS and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s recent alert, check fraud has surged to 680K up from 350K in 2022. Criminals are targeting residential mailboxes to steal signed checks and then use a technique known as “check washing” to scam you out of your money. “Check washing” allows criminals to erase your writing on your check such as the payee and the amount. Once the payment information is blank, they can fill in new information. In one reported case, a man mailed a $42 check to pay his phone bill, but when it was cashed, the bank showed it as $7,000 and made out to someone he didn’t know. While check usage is declining, as of 2022 Americans still wrote $3.4 billion checks, giving criminals plenty of opportunity for fraud. Don’t let this happen to you! If you write checks, then protect yourself by: • Remove mail daily from your mailbox • Take it to the post office • Hand directly to your carrier • Use the mail drop boxes here in LA located at the Clubhouse and HFC Stay tuned each month as we identity and unravel the scams and tactics used to separate us from our money or steal our personal information. For questions or concerns, please contact Deputy Chief, Joan DiBattista at 239-851-7899.

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CAP By Mike Weissberg Since all residents are part of Neighborhood Watch you are watching things around you. Citizens Assisted Patrol (CAP) does this by patrolling the streets and looking for things that do not belong in the community. Our patrol presence with lights flashing is our deterrent to help keep our streets safe. CAP is always looking for more volunteers to be the eyes, ears and presence for the Sheriff’s Department. Patrols are once a week for two hours. Applications are available in the Clubhouse and HFC. For more information contact Mike Weissberg 917-482-3151. There will be a meeting November 1 at 7 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. ENTRANCE GATE SAFETY REMINDERS Residents driving motorcycles should stop at the stop sign and use their gate remote to enter the community. If you do not have your remote, you should go to the visitors side to be processed. Residents and visitors who hit the gate arms at the entrances to Lake Ashton may be charged the full replacement value of the gate arm in addition to any repairs to the operators, as needed. Please use caution and do not tailgate. The gates are set to close after each vehicle so tailgating could result in a costly mistake. 20


MOVI ES NOVEMBER 1 — 2 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM HYPNOTIC 2023 | R | 1H 32MIN Determined to find his missing daughter, Austin detective Danny Rourke (Ben Affleck) finds himself spiraling down a rabbit hole investigating a series of reality-bending crimes where he will ultimately call into question his most basic assumptions about everything and everyone in his world. Aided by a gifted psychic, Rourke simultaneously pursues and is pursued by a lethal specter -- the one man he believes holds the key to finding the missing girl -- only to discover more than he ever bargained for. NOVEMBER 7 — 9 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM GUY RITCHIE’S THE COVENANT 2023 | R | 2H 3MIN After being caught in an ambush, Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim) goes to extreme lengths to save U.S. Army Sergeant John Kinley’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) life. Ahmed and his family were promised safe passage to the US for his extraordinary heroism. But when America reneges on its promise, Kinley vows to repay his debt by returning to Afghanistan and evacuating Ahmed and his family himself before the Taliban hunts them down. NOVEMBER 14 — 16 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM THE BURIAL 2023 | R | 2H 6MIN Inspired by true events, when a handshake deal goes sour, funeral home owner Jeremiah O'Keefe (Tommy Lee Jones) enlists charismatic, smooth-talking attorney Willie E. 22 Gary (Jamie Foxx) to save his family business. Tempers flare and laughter ensues as the unlikely pair bond while exposing corporate corruption and racial injustice in this inspirational, triumphant story. NOVEMBER 21 — 22 (No movies November 23) 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM PRAISE THIS 2023 | PG-13 | 1H 50MIN Sometimes the music can lift you higher than you’ve ever been. In a new cinematic musical event set in the world of Atlanta’s competitive gospel youth choir praise teams, a young woman (Chloe Bailey) with dreams of being a musical superstar is forced to join her cousin’s struggling underdog praise team in the lead up to a national competition. NOVEMBER 28 — 30 (No 11 am Showing November 29) PLEASE DON'T DESTROY: THE TREASURE OF FOGGY MOUNTAIN 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM 2023 | R | 1H 45MIN John Goodman narrates the adventure of Ben, Martin, and John, three childhood friends turned deadbeat co-workers, who fend off hairless bears, desperate park rangers (Meg Stalter and X Mayo) and a hypocritical cult leader (Bowen Yang) in the hopes of finding a priceless treasure, only to discover that finding the treasure is the easiest part of their journey. CLOSED CAPTIONED SHOWINGS: ALL TUESDAY SHOWINGS 11 AM SHOWINGS ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY CINEMA CAPACITY: 55

MAY 7 CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST MOVIES ARE SHOWN IN THE CINEMA FRIDAYS. 11 AM SHOWTIME IS CLOSED CAPTIONED. NOVEMBER 3 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM INSTANT FAMILY 2018 | PG -13| 1H 59MIN When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child, but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hope of becoming a family. NOVEMBER 10 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM THE LOST BATTALION 2001 | PG-13 | 1HR 32MIN The fact-based story of an Allied battalion hemmed in deep behind enemy lines during World War I. The soldiers bravely hold their positions, incurring terrible losses in the process while their superior officers, far from the firing line, prepare to write them off as expendable casualties. NOVEMBER 17 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM FOOD CLUB 2021 | NR | 1HR 40MIN Three lifelong girlfriends decide to travel to Italy together to attend a cooking course in Puglia and here they each find the opportunity to redefine themselves and acknowledge that the most important thing in life is their friendship and that it's never too late to live a more fulfilling life. FAMILY FEATURE FRIDAY MOVIE NOVEMBER 24 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM RUBY GILLMAN: TEENAGE KRAKEN 2023 | PG | 1HR 31MIN Sweet and awkward 16-year-old Ruby Gillman is desperate to fit in at school, but she mostly just feels invisible. She's prevented from hanging out with the cool kids at the beach because her overprotective mom forbids her from getting in the water. When she breaks her mom's rule, Ruby discovers that she is a descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit the throne from her grandmother. The Kraken are sworn to protect the world's oceans against vain, power-hungry mermaids. Animated.

EVENTS CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HFC CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT WINNERS! 1st place - Popcorn Ervin Konrad & Ted Harmon 2nd place - Shields 2x Robbie & Tammy Shields BREAST CANCER WALKATHON AT THE HFC Pictured below are the 130 people in attendance who walked to help raise awareness! 50 SHADES OF PINK What a great night full of fun and laughter! Residents were able to raise $1,550 to donate to the Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Florida thanks to the generous donations of those in attendance. The winning table (pictured below) raised a grand total of $115 and got their picture with Troy Thirdgill! VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: NOVEMBER 1 1 — 9 AM VETERANS MEMORIAL ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND 24

Drawing Social Security Early and Still Working? Here’s What You Need to Know Some people decide to retire early and start taking their Social Security Retirement benefit at the earliest age possible. But, with many people unable to live out their retirement plans due to inadequate retirement savings, many are spending retirement working another job. However, some people enjoy working and want to do so during retirement. It’s appealing to be able to work part-time or where you have an interest or start a small business while making an income and receiving Social Security retirement benefits. While early retirement and a part-time job may be of interest to you, they can affect your Social Security Retirement benefits if you aren’t full retirement age. Your Social Security retirement benefits may be subject to taxes if your combined income, Social Security, and wages exceed a certain threshold. Combined income is your adjusted gross income plus one-half of your Social Security benefit plus any income earned from tax-exempt interest income. There is no age limit, including income from all sources, earned or unearned. Often, retirees are confused about the impact of working in retirement. You can still collect Social Security benefits, but earning above a certain amount may reduce your monthly benefit. Here are a few things you need to know about working and drawing Social Security Retirement benefits: • If you are drawing benefits and you are younger than your full retirement age (FRA), Social Security will deduct $1 from your benefits for every $2 or $3 you earn above a certain amount. • After you reach full retirement age, Social Security will increase your benefits to account for the money it withheld earlier. • Earned income is income from work or self-employment and includes your salary, bonus, or net self-employment income. Contact me today! Lake Ashton Resident Jim Cooper P: (863) 589-6850 E: jimcooper@newinsightfinancial.com 99 6th St SW Suite 109 Winter Haven FL 33880 25 Questions? Scan this QR code to book a 15-minute appointment. • Any benefits that reduce due to too much earned income are not truly lost and will be added to your benefit once you reach your FRA. Source: What Income Reduces Social Security Benefits? Investopedia Use the Social Security Retirement Earnings Test Calculator to determine if you are at risk for reduced Social Security benefits if you continue working. Social Security can be confusing, and if you have any questions regarding your benefits, including when to claim them, contact your local Social Security Administration office to schedule a meeting. Suppose you plan to take Social Security Retirement benefits early and continue to work. In that case, you can modify your financial plan to reflect how working may or may not benefit you when it comes to your benefits. Once your financial professional has run your Social Security Retirement benefits and income scenario, you can make a more informed decision. Contact your financial professional today regarding how working in retirement may impact your situation. SWG2241771-0622e The sources used to prepare this material are believed to be true, accurate and reliable, but are not guaranteed. This information is provided as general information and is not intended to be specific financial or tax guidance. When you access a link you are leaving our website and assume total responsibility for your use of the website you are linking to. We make no representation as to the completeness or accuracy of information provided at this website. Nor is the company liable for any direct or indirect technical or system issues or any consequences arising out of your access to or your use of third-party technologies, websites, information and programs made available through this website.

LAKE ASHTON VETERANS ASSOCIATION USO DANCE By Jim Mecsics, LAVA Commander All Lake Ashton residents are requested to “muster’ at the Health and Fitness Center Community Center on November 10th at 1900 hrs. (that’s 7 PM in civilian time) for an evening of excellent music, dancing, snacks and a chance to mingle with your Lake Ashton community neighbors for a great time. Music will be provided by the Good Stuff Band. There will be complimentary snacks, and you will be able to bring your own refreshments and drinks. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the HFC Activities Desk (checks only) and proceeds go to support the Lake Ashton Veterans Association programs. You do not need to be a veteran to join us, as everyone is welcome to enjoy a nostalgic trip to the USO Dance Days. TRIVIA By David Fix Come join your neighbors for a fun time — and a chance to win some cash! It’s only $1 to play — teams not required. Maximum of 8 per table. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Doors open at 6pm— Trivia begins at 7 pm. November Trivia Dates: November 12 and 19. KARAOKE NIGHT Sing your heart out at Karaoke in the Ballroom on November 8! $5 tickets are available for purchase online or at the Clubhouse Activities Office. Next date: December 13 COMMUNITY SOCIAL POTLUCK The best way to get to know new people is over a good meal! All residents are invited to bring a dish to share that best represents where they are from, whether that be Brazil or Montana, to a free potluck social on November 29 at 5 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Just be sure your dish can serve eight people. Iced tea, water, paper products, and utensils will be provided. Sign up for the social online or at the Clubhouse Activities Office by November 27. SCAN THIS QR CODE WITH YO U R SMARTPHONE T O SIGN UP FOR EVENTS LISTED IN THIS ISSUE. UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE CLUBHOUSE January 14, 2024 - LA Cruise-In Car Show January 24, 2024 - LA Club Expo February 10, 2024 - Greek Festival February 14, 2024 - Valentine's Event February 23, 2024 - Pirate Party 26

Lake Ashton’s 2023 Home Improvement Expo November 29 from 10 am to 1 pm Clubhouse Ballroom Meeting a potential contractor personally is the most valuable way to select a professional and reliable expert for home improvement projects. VENDORS DEMOS PRIZES VENDORS INCLUDE: The Glass Door Store Art’s Golf Cars Performance Floor Coating, LLC ClimateGuard Cooling Services, LLC Cabinet Country, LLC Garagify Window World of Polk County Dramatic Design & Decor, LLC Jim’s Floor Depot Sun Protection of Florida 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 SGD Garage Doors and Screen Custom Edge Landscape Curbing, LLC State Farm - Kevin Weltlin Jack Hall Jr's Construction & Aluminum Inc. Powur, and more! There will also be presentations in the Cinema throughout the event, and this event is FREE to attend! For more information, contact the Lake Ashton Activities Office 863.324.6032 clane@lakeashtoncdd.com 27

2024 SHOWCASE INFORMATIONAL MEETING By Karen Nelson Counting the days until Thursday, November 9 at 1 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom, when the Informational Meeting for the 2024 Showcase, presented by Lake Ashton Performing Arts Corporation, will take place. This meeting is open to all Lake Ashton residents wishing to participate in the annual Showcase: singers, dancers, comedians, carpenters, costumers, and production, backstage, box office, audio, lighting talent , or learn new talents!The dates for the 2024 Showcase are March 22 and 23, 2024. LAPAC is looking forward to another Show filled with Lake Ashton talent! CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE The Christmas Dinner Dance on December 1 is sold out, but you can visit the Clubhouse Activities Office to put your name on a waitlist. As a reminder, the Clubhouse Ballroom doors open at 5 pm, and a cash bar will be ready to serve while we gather to socialize. Come dressed in your finest Christmas outfit, take some photos, and be ready to celebrate. Live music will be provided until 10 pm by B.Haven, one of Central Florida’s premier bands. Thank you to the following sponsors: Christine Graves Insurance, Charm City, ComForCare, Global LifeStyle Real Estate, LA Realty, Morgan Stanley, South State Bank, EmpowerMe Rehabilitation, and Weaver Loveless Law. HOLIDAY GOLF CART PARADE By Carolyn Bishop It’s that time of year again, time to start pulling down the decorations and adorning your golf cart with Holiday Cheer! Golf carts, bicycles, pets, clubs and organizations, specialty cars and walkers are all welcome to participate on December 15. Lineup begins at 5:30 pm at the HFC and parade kicks off at 6, ending at the Clubhouse, where there will be light refreshments. The route will go 28 from the HFC along Pebble Beach Blvd, turn right on Torrey Pines then left on Dunmore, right on Limerick then right on Dunmore again. Right on Ashton Club Blvd to the Clubhouse. Volunteers are needed - contact Carolyn Bishop at 919-606-8844 or cbbishop61@gmail.com. CHRISTMAS CAROL-OKE By Cheryl Winchester Don’t miss out on an evening full of holiday spirit and entertainment December 16 from 7 to 10 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. LAPAC would like everyone to join us for free — this is our way of giving back to the Lake Ashton community for always supporting our endeavors. The free tickets are only available until we fill up. Tickets are online and at the Clubhouse Activities Office. LARC CHRISTMAS PARTY All are invited to the Annual “Make it Merry” Christmas Event December 9 from 5:30 - 9:30 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom, an evening of holiday celebration and good food with friends! You will enjoy a full dinner by Catering Oasis, dance to the music of DJ Wayne, and take home something special — there will be door prizes for everyone. The menu includes your choice of salmon or sirloin steak (which you will designate when you select your ticket), salad, baked potato and dessert. Charm City will provide the cash bar. Purchase tickets at the Clubhouse Activities Office with a check payable to LARC. Members pay $30 per person and guests are $35. LA’S CRUISE-IN CAR SHOW Shine up that chrome, get those tires scrubbed, and rev those engines, it’s time for the Cruise-In again! Join us January 14 from 4 pm to 7 pm in the west parking lot of the Clubhouse to enjoy food trucks, classic and modern cars alike, and live music from Southbound. We will be judging cars and presenting the winners of each category with a prize. The categories are Best Classic (pre-1989), Best Modern (post-1989), and Crowd Favorite. Registration ends on December 18. Please sign up online, or at the Clubhouse Activities Office. Keep in mind attendee parking will only be available in the east parking lot and golf cart parking will be in the circle drive.

Don’t Miss The Party of the Year in the Clubhouse Ballroom December 31 from 8 pm to midnight! Cast your negative thoughts and energies into the fire (literally, not just metaphorically) & set your intentions for 2024. Rock all night with B. Haven, enjoy food stations plus a dessert bar, a cash bar with champagne toast at midnight, & make memories in the 360 degree & regular photo booths (sponsored by Kevin Weltlin with State Farm) Tickets: $45 Online or at the Clubhouse Activities Office Cheers to the New Year!

LAKE ASHTON CLUB FAIR Anyone interested in learning more about Lake Ashton Clubs, Groups or Organizations should attend this Expo on January 24 in the Clubhouse Ballroom from 10 am to 1 pm. Light refreshments provided. Anyone interested in having a table must register via the online link that will be sent out via email blast after December 6. This is a great time to grow membership and attract new members whether you facilitate an exercise group, public safety group, sports activity, or arts and crafts group. Space is limited so don't wait to sign up online or at the Clubhouse Activities Office! CHILI COOK-OFF By David Harrison The LA Purple Stars will have a Chili Cook-off Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society January 12, 2024 from 4 to 6 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. There will be twenty different chilis, cornbread, water and a baked goods table. Residents can sign up online or at the Clubhouse Activities Office to cook chili or donate baked goods, which should be individually wrapped for the dessert table. Tasting tickets must be purchased in advance at the Clubhouse Activities Office with a check payable to LA Purple Stars; 12 tickets for $10, limited to 200 strips of 12. Each ticket allows you to taste one chili. Corn bread, water, and baked goods are cash sales; $1/item. There will be judges for the "best" chili and prizes will be awarded for first and second place. Questions? Call David Harrison 863-326-6418. PHOTO DISPLAY RETURNS The rotating photo display returns to the Clubhouse and this month, resident Dennis Krupinski is featured. Stop by and see his photos of the annual cattle roundup in Myakka City. Dennis has many other photographs displayed throughout the Clubhouse (Lobby, Restaurant, and Card Room) and during the photo contest last August, three of the top five pictures were taken by Dennis. 30


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BODY MIND SOUL Simply Healthy Everything is Connected Check out the new upcoming offerings in this section that cater to your Mind, Body, and Soul at the Clubhouse and the HFC. CLUBHOUSE BALLROOM ✴Chair Yoga: Tuesdays at 9 am starting on November 28. $5/ class (payable at class, min. 10) ✴Water Aerobics: Tuesdays — Saturdays at 8:30 am ✴Free Virtual Meditation Session: Mondays at 2 pm via Zoom ✴Learn about the newest and most effective way to get fit: Virtual Coaching! Transformation Coach Joel Eyres will host a free information session on November 13 at 4:30 pm in the Cinema. Don’t miss the rest of the Mind & Body Section of the newsletter, as well as the two calendar inserts included in this issue for many other classes and activities. HFC ✴Beginning Chair & Balance: Mondays at 10 am ✴Classical Stretch: Mondays & Thursdays at 11 am ✴Aqua Reloaded: Mondays at 12 pm, Wednesdays & Fridays at 10 am ✴Cardio Swing & Yoga Cool: Tuesday & Thursdays at 9 AM ✴Triple B (Bat Wings, Bellies, & Bulges): Wednesdays at 9 am ✴Basic Fitness & Cardio: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 am ✴Aqua Motion: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4 pm ✴Back To Basics: Fridays at 9 am Sign up at either Activities Office or scan the QR code to sign up online. 33

MIND&BODY SCAN THIS QR CODE WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE T O SIGN UP FOR EVENTS LIS TED IN THIS ISSUE. RECURRING ROOM RESERVATION RENEWALS Forms will be sent electronically to facilitators on November 1 to renew recurring reservations for 2024. Forms need to be returned by November 17. After this date your reserved room cannot be guaranteed. As a reminder, annual Club events can be booked at any time, up to 3 years in advance. FINANCIAL BOOT CAMP Next Class: November 27 at 10:30 am in the Clubhouse Cinema Topic: “What if life happens? When should I review my plan?” Sign up online or at the Clubhouse Activities Office. BEGINNER BRIDGE CLASS Learn how to play bridge Thursday mornings at 8:30 am at the HFC beginning October 5. Details: leigh.elizabeth@gmail.com or 813-288-0809. MAH JONGG Mah Jongg players with one to two years or more experience are sought to join our group that meets on Wednesday afternoons at the HFC from 2 - 4 pm. This group is not on hiatus during the summer! For further information, contact Myrna Soberman at myrna.steve23@gmail.com. TICKETLEAP INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS Learn how to use the new online ticketing software, Ticketleap, on November 15 in the Clubhouse Ballroom and November 30 in the 34 Know Thy Health By Lynda Hadley It’s that time of the year when we get together and enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. With the good times and great parties, come delicious foods and drinks that make this time of the year special. We are so busy preparing, planning and attending events that we don’t seem to notice the extra inches that quietly accumulate around our mid-section. Most of us won’t notice this holiday expansion until the new year, when we once again vow to eat healthier and exercise more. I once subscribed to this mental reasoning that allowed guilt-free indulgence of the high sugars, carbs, and fats that tend to dominate holiday foods. It wasn’t until I found those extra pounds staying well into the new year, that I could no longer ignore the mental aerobics I was doing to justify overindulging. Keep reading for an alternative way of thinking to keep you off the “deal with it later” roller coaster where you can treat the extra pounds like unwanted houseguests. If you understand how the extra pounds accumulate, you have some control over them. Our best defense is portion control, because whatever our body doesn’t use (burn for fuel) within 2 hours will be converted to fat and stored. So, eating smaller portions of your favorite foods and saving some to enjoy later is a great way to minimize holiday weight gain. Be selective and remember that holiday drinks may contain just as many (if not more) calories than some foods. Slow down and allow your body time to signal that you are full. Holiday gatherings are made more special with tasty treats to enjoy; but overindulging can lead to years of health problems if we are not mindful. Clubhouse Craft Room. Sign up for these sessions by scanning the QR code above, online, or at the Clubhouse Activities Office.

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SMARTPHONE CLASS Two FREE sessions will help you learn the basics, provide everyday tips and tricks, and navigate the programs that will make your life easier, and your phone easier to understand. November 14 and 27 at 10:30 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Max 20 people. Sign up online or at the Clubhouse Activities Office. GENTLE YOGA WITH GINA Instructor: Gina Krall Thursdays from 11 to 11:45 am at the HFC starting November 9. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. No charge. Mats available or bring your own. Chairs also available if you prefer. Slow, gentle poses with long holds. Positions shown for beginners, intermediate and experienced. LAKE ASHTON DANCE CLASSES - MILONGA Instructor: Connie Wilkinson (certified DVIDA instructor), 863.875.6728 Mondays in November from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the HFC Community Center. FREE! No partner needed! TAP JAMMERS Instructor: Julie Bombard (jbombard73@gmail.com) Fridays at 10 am on the Clubhouse stage. All levels of tappers are welcome but this class is not designed for beginning tappers. CHERYL’S DANCE CLASS Instructor: Cheryl Winchester (cwinchester1012@gmail.com, 305-725-4946) Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 am at the HFC basketball courts. CREATE A CARD Join the group on November 21 at 10 am and 12:30 pm in the HFC Sports Court to create your own lovely greeting cards. A guest expert will provide instruction, from beginner to expert, all supplies and equipment, and 36 three beautiful cards to take home. No experience needed. Cost is $10. Sign up at the HFC. Call Karen at 262-497-3272 with questions. BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING Instructor: Kay Lenherr November 11 at 1 pm in the Clubhouse Craft Room Sunset $35 (payable at class) — sign up online or at the Clubhouse Activities Office by noon on November 10. SPECIAL RESTAURANT ADVERTISING SECTION ALL STAR GRILL 2019 SR 60 E., Lake Wales, FL 33898 (833) 679-9689, allstargrillfl.com Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11 am - 10 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am - 12 pm Happy Hour 2 - 7 pm Two time champions for best wings! Dine in or take out. Full bar with TVs, NFL Ticket, pool tables, darts, games. CHERRY POCKET STEAK N SEAFOOD SHAK 3100 Canal Rd., Lake Wales FL 33898 (863) 439-2031, cherrypocket.com Hours: Sun-Thurs 11 am-9 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am-10 pm. We offer Indoor & Outdoor Seating, Pick-Up, & Delivery THE CROOKED BASS GRILL & TAVERN 1010 N. Scenic Hwy., Babson Park, FL 33827 (863) 589-5887, crookedbass.com Hours: Mon - Thurs 11:30 am-8 pm; Fri & Sat 11:30 am-9 pm; Sun 12-7 pm We serve delicious Seafood, Steaks (including Prime Rib), Burgers, Pizza, Salads, Chicken, Pork Chops, Pasta, Wings, AYCE Specials & a Full Liquor Bar. OVATION BISTRO & BAR Locations in Winter Haven, Lakeland & Davenport ovationbistro.com Offer 1: Free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of 2 entrees/drinks Offer 2: $10 off the purchase of $60 or more Offer 3: Lake Ashton Residents get a free glass of house wine, beer or cocktail with any purchase. Bring this coupon to redeem.

CRAFTING WITH CARMEN: RUSTIC HOL IDAY DECOR Learn how to craft a set of 3 wooden rustic gifts to add to your Holiday decor by using sandpaper and cracking paint. This class on November 21 at 11:30 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom is limited to 30 people. Sign up online or at the Clubhouse Activities Office by November 14. FUSED GLASS JEWELRY Instructor: Jill Groves Create beautifully unique jewelry for you or your favorite person Monday, November 6 from 6 to 9 pm at the HFC Craft Room.. You will make two from the following: pendant, pair of earrings, or pin. Sign up at the HFC or call 863-595-1562. Cost is $35 payable at the class with cash, credit, or check. All materials included. No previous experience necessary. FUSED GLASS GARDEN STAKE Instructor: Jill Groves Create your own design on a 9” x 3” piece of glass that will be attached to a stake for display Friday, November 17 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Clubhouse Craft Room. Cost is $35 payable at the class with cash, credit, or check. Sign up at the Clubhouse or online at lakeashtonliving.com. Pre-registration is required. All materials included. No previous experience is necessary. MACRAME ORNAMENTS Join The Art of Beading for a Holiday craft on December 4 at 12 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Learn how to make two of the newest holiday décor trends, macramé ornaments, for only $10! Sign up online or at the Clubhouse Activities office by November 27. 37 SEASONAL FLORAL FRAMES Join resident crafter and floral enthusiast Pam Klawinski on December 5 at 11:30 am to make your very own unique seasonal décor! In this class you will learn how to arrange seasonal colored florals on an 8x10 picture frame that will be interchangeable for every season and holiday! This month’s class will be for the winter holidays. If you participated in the last class and received a frame, be sure to bring that frame back to the class, because you’ll need it! All instructions and needed materials will be provided for $16. Sign up online, or at the Clubhouse Activities Office to reserve your spot for this class by November 27. Next Class: February 6 HOW TO USE A BOW MAKER Have you ever wondered how to use a bow maker? Have you ever wanted to own a bow maker? Well then this class is for you! On December 12, you not only will learn how to use a bow maker, but you will be able to take home and keep your very own for only $15! Plus, these bow makers were all handmade by the Lake Ashton Woodworkers! All instruction, materials, and bow maker boards are included in the price. Class is limited to 15. Sign up online, or at the Clubhouse Activities Office by November 30. WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS Artist Freddie Combs will present three day-long watercolor workshops in the new year. Subject matter will be still life, florals and structures. Sessions are January 12, February 9, and March 9 from 9 am to 3 pm in the HFC with a break for a sack lunch. Students will create 2 watercolor paintings per session. Price per session is $50. Call 863-307-1244 to reserve a place. CERAMIC CHICKS Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 1 pm, HFC Craft Room Bring your ceramics or purchase in the room. A kiln is available to fire your ceramics.

LAVA CLUBS AUXILIARY By Chris Graves The next meeting for the LAVA Auxiliary is scheduled for November 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse Ballroom, close to the stage. Membership is open to any Lake Ashton resident; you do not have to have served in the military or had a family member in the military. You only need to love our country and want to help us support veterans and active military. It can be something as simple as sending holiday cards to the military, to events such as our Annual Craft Fair. Funds raised at last month’s Craft Fair will be discussed at the November meeting. The money raised will benefit the K9 Partners for Patriots. Thank you to everyone who helped with the Craft Fair! It is you, the resident volunteers, who make this event successful. Thank you, Charm City, for funds for the hot dogs and providing their yummy homemade chips for visitors to purchase. They have been very supportive without our even asking. Not to mention that their food is very tasty and servers are very friendly. Nick and crew, please know that we are very happy that you have come to our community! God Bless America! LA BELLES By Joan DiBattista The Holiday LA Belles luncheon, which encompasses the November and December meetings, will take place on November 29 at noon at L'Incontro Italian Restaurant in Lake Wales and will be limited to 35 ladies. This will be a fun time to enjoy the holiday season together. Contact Tammy Shields 863-632-2024 or Carole Erickson 828-772-4984 with questions. Sign up online or at the Clubhouse Activities Office. (FYI - L'Incontro charges an extra fee when using a credit card for payment.) CAMERA CLUB By Larry Hillock The meeting on October 9 kicked off the 2023 – 2024 season. A lot of good suggestions were made as to potential club activities. Plans will be developed for outings to Circle Bar B Reserve, Bok Tower Gardens and other locations. Contacts are being made to invite guest speakers to club meetings. As the LA snowbirds begin their migration south, we look forward to another good season for sharing our enjoyment of photography. The Camera Club is open to all residents regardless of their skill level. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 10:30 am in the Cinema. As always you are encouraged to bring along a few pictures on a USB drive to share and discuss with the group. Next meeting will be held on November 13. TAKE CHARGE OF LIFE’S TRANSITIONS <#$3$* @4311"12 6"7"12 A('#$# 5 )"44# 6&12 A*(0 B3(* C*="/3"= @4311"12 D##*$ @(&$*/$"&1 @(&+3$* 63E* D#F$&1 >*#"=*1$ !"#"$ &'( )*+#"$* ,&( -./&0"12 !"($'34 5 6"7* 8*0"13(#9 :*;# 5 <='/3$"&134 >*#&'(/*#? Denise R. Tessier, Esq. 863.220.7927 Office | 863.225.2244 Direct Info@TessierLawFirm.com !!!"#$%%&$'()!*&'+",-+ 1375 Havendale Blvd. NW | Winter Haven, FL 33881 GARDEN CLUB By Lynn Davis Lake Ashton’s Garden Club’s recent meeting was held on October 11 in the Pavilion. The club holds its meetings every second Wednesday of every month at 10 am in the Pavilion. Pam Klawinski gave a presentation on Fall Flower Blooms. Hand-outs were provided and many plant give-a-ways were for the taking. Attendees learned about the beauty of fall plants native to this area. Alice Hearn provided free rain lilies and seedpods for blackberry lilies. The next Garden Club meeting will be November 8. Judy Perry will present making wine vinaigrette dressing with herbs. Those choosing to attend should notify Lynn Davis at crladavis@aol.com. No green thumbs needed. 38

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LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB By Paul Ritz The Lake Ashton Democratic Club is holding their monthly meeting November 2 in-person only at the HFC. Social time with snacks will be from 6 to 6:30 pm. Please bring your own beverage. The inperson General meeting will start at 6:30. The Speaker will be Shelley Miller, who will discuss ongoing and future development and land use planning in the area surrounding Lake Ashton. Email lakeashtondemocraticclub@gmail.com for more information. LA REPUBLICAN CLUB By Kristy McKibben, Interim President There is no Lake Ashton Republican Club (LARC) meeting in November. Members of LARC and their guest(s) are invited to a Member Appreciation Potluck on Saturday, November 4, at the HFC from 11 am to 2 pm. The Club will serve Blackburn’s BBQ Pulled Pork and Turkey. Please bring your drinks and a dish to share. A - N: side dish or appetizer, O - Z: dessert. Eblasts will be sent by the HFC for your tickets. Members are free, guests are $5. Please exercise your right to vote in the Winter Haven Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 7. The LA Clubhouse IS NOT a polling location. LA Winter Haven residents vote at Calvary Baptist Church, 2101 Overlook Drive SE. Let’s VOTE! DUPLICATE BRIDGE By Liz Leigh A duplicate bridge game is held every Monday in the Clubhouse Card Room from 12:45 until approximately 3:30 pm. Players of all levels are welcome. Advance sign up is encouraged - contact Don Fuller at dfuller627@yahoo.com. September 18: North-South 1st Sonny Robinson-Pat Foster; 2nd Don Fuller – James Ford; 3rd Graham Littlehales – Marian Oshinsky; East – West 1st Bruce Dutton-Ron Kaliz; 2nd Judy Robertson-Ralph Ritter; 3rd Marge Kniat-Judy Marine 40 September 25: 1st Judy Roberston – Ralph Ritter; 2nd Judy Marine-Marge Kniat; 3rd Keith Stevens-Liz Smith October 2: North-South 1st Don Fuller-James Ford; 2nd Ralph Ritter-Judy Robertson; Nelda Sedlacek – Dana Griffiths; East-West 1st Marian Oshinsky – Trish Kellar; 2nd Pat Foster- Sonny Robinson; 3rd Ron Kaliz – Bruce Dutton October 9: North-South 1st Marion Nelson- Roger Nelson; 2nd Marian Oshinsky –Trish Kellar; 3rd Nelda Sedlacek – Dana Griffiths; East – West 1st Ralph Ritter- Judy Robertson; 2nd Liz Smith – Keith Stevens; 3rd Sonny Robinson- Pat Foster LA PICKLEBALL CLUB By Lisa Savala The LAPA Annual Meeting & Potluck will be held at the HFC November 30 from 5 to 8 pm. If you plan to attend, email lakeashtonpickleball@gmail.com. Last names starting with A - K bring a main dish, L - O bring a salad or vegetable, and P - Z bring a dessert. LAPA will provide plates, utensils, napkins, and non-alcoholic beverages, please plan on attending this social and informative pickleball meeting. An email will be sent out soon reminding members to renew their membership dues of $12 for 2024. The fiscal year is now from January 1 to December 31. Membership forms can be picked up and payments can now be made at either the HFC or Clubhouse Activities Office. Want to play pickleball more competitively? Think about trying out for one of the three (3) LAPA Travel Teams! Check your email for more information or ask one of the LAPA officers! Interested in learning this fun, low-impact and totally addicting game? It’s a great way to get some fresh air and exercise while meeting new people. Newbie Clinics are held the first and second Monday of each month from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. You must be available to attend both sessions. Paddles and balls are provided. Clinic size is limited to the first 10 people to sign up. To sign up please email Dennis Santino at coachdennis@myyahoo.com

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LA SWIM CLUB By Sandy White Longtime Club member Sharron Swanson, who works full time and uses early morning swimming for fitness and job stress relief, brought home a gold and three silver medals from a new senior swim meet in Charlotte County the first Sat in October. It's part of the Florida Senior Games program that our club has been participating in for over four years. See more games info below. Other good news: Several more swimmers have almost reached their 100 mile swim goal. All members know that: • Swimming is one of the best ways to stay or get healthy. • Swimming with others is safer and more fun than alone. • Improving swimming skills helps one to be more efficient in the water, and helps one be ready to rescue a grandchild if ever needed. Come swim with us and get fit. Mondays at 6 pm, Wednesdays at 1 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am at the HFC Pool. The Senior Games are a nationwide program of around 30 sports that includes age group swimming, with distances from 50 to 500 yards. There are two gender and 10 age groups, plus all the events you would find in a high school or YMCA swim meet. Medals are awarded to the top three in each event, plus the top five in each event qualify for the state championships each December. SINGLES CLUB By Maureen Ziegler LA Singles is a social group that plans activities for single residents. The group meets on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Over 30 people attended the October meeting and discussed future events. Karen Nelson will obtain 12 names for the Senior Orphans Christmas Outreach. The group will provide gifts to each based on their wish list. Donations will be taken but most important, shoppers will be needed. The Woodworkers are having a yard sale November 4 in the Ballroom. Jerry Elmers has paid for a table so that 42 singles can display items they wish to sell. Contact Jerry if you have items to display. The Single Mingle will be held in the Pavilion November 16 from 4 to 6 pm. Volunteers are needed to set up. Deb Kreider will host the Christmas party in her home December 15 at 5:30 pm. Athene has booked reservations at the Jacaranda Hotel in Avon Park on January 4, 2024 for lunch. It will still be decorated for Christmas. If you would like to take part in activities with other singles, attend the meeting on November 5. LA TRAVELERS By Maureen Sim The rally last month was held in Webster, FL at the Sunshine Village Resort. The weather was definitely on our side. Mornings started at 58 degrees and afternoons were in the low 80s. Coffees were held each morning and many newer members found that other members were from the same general areas in other states. The opening event was the world famous Webster Flea Market and Antique Sale covering acres of ‘’bargains and rare finds.” Participants also toured Weeki Wachee Springs and the Chase Wild Animal Rescue-with hands on experiences such as petting and playing with lemurs. Shopping was very interesting at the 150 year old Rich Loam General Store complete with Amish products. Several folks also visited the Florida National Veterans Cemetery in Bushnell — as serene as Arlington. Some enjoyed a 20 mile bike ride or a water aerobics class. Daily socials were held with BYOD and snacks followed by a catered dinner or pizza night. We laughed heartily at Lucille Ball and Robin Williams comedies of their versions of RVing and held a game night with LCR and Bingo with lots of prizes. Next Rally in Punta Gorda complete with the air show! On November 14, former and current members of the LA Travelers will gather to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of this FMCA Chapter. Watch for emails with more details. Pictured: Paul and Marina Sullivan with a Weeki Wachee mermaid!

LA ROCKERS By Annie Lutz HEARTFELT HUGS By MJ Richards LA Rockers is a wonderful group that spreads acts of kindness to the LA Community. You never know what a small painted rock can do to someone’s day, outlook, or even their life. It’s about sharing a little message of encouragement to someone who needs it. It’s about bringing smiles to our neighbors. It’s about welcoming new neighbors. As our group continues to grow, we are learning new skills and techniques, and sharing ideas. Although there are many talented artists in the group, most are crafters who enjoy gathering to use their creativity and imagination while having fun without any pressure. We are currently creating rocks for 2 service projects for the coming holidays. We are working with the LA Singles group with their holiday project. We will also be providing rocks to Water’s Edge residents, and we are really excited to be providing a class for their residents to learn how to paint rocks in January. LA Rockers will meet in the HFC Ballroom from 2 to 4 pm on the first and third Wednesday of the month (November 1 and 15). The 1st Wednesday will be for current members to learn new skills and techniques. The 3rd Wednesday is a “Free Paint” session where newcomers are welcome to join the group. Newcomers will be lent the supplies they need for their first session, but contact MJ Richards (mjmrichards517@gmail.com) at least five days before their first meeting so that supplies can be provided. Join us to share those smiles one rock at a time! ITALIAN/AMERICAN CLUB By Susie Escoda Hello to our Italian/American friends. Please join us Thursday November 16th at 6pm at the HFC for our monthly potluck. Bring a dish to share (desserts are taken care of) a beverage and $2 to cover expenses. If you’re new to Lake Ashton, and you have Italian heritage please join us & meet some new friends. No need to RSVP. Any questions call Susie Escoda at 863-206-6566 43 Heartfelt Hugs is a service group consisting of crocheters and knitters creating baby blankets and hats for all sized babies (from very premature to newborn). Some of these may be used for bereavement. The blankets will be donated to two local groups: Winter Haven Women’s Hospital and Catholic Charities. We create these items in our own homes, at our own pace, with no meetings to attend. (We may at some point in time gather for coffee or lunch to all meet each other!) You can choose your own pattern, colors, and size from receiving to crib. All you have to do is email me at mjmrichards517@gmail.com to express your interest in joining the group, start crocheting or knitting, and when you are finished with one or two (or more), drop them off at my home for delivery. It’s easy and so worthwhile. Please consider joining this group! LARGEST SELECTION OF INDOOR & OUTDOOR FANS ANYWHERE! TRADITIONAL MODERN CONTEMPORAR ANS Tit DC Mot WiFi Enabled Damp Ra Designs For Ey Style! Design Y an Parts & Services Aailable In-Store Warranes Winer Haen 1104A Cypr d SE (Lampligh a) wancityom (863) 299-2777

LA GOLF NINERS By Marti Schmidt In case some of you don’t know us, here we are at Opening Day (fr om left to right): Secretary Marti Schmidt, President Janet Mutz, Treasurer MaryLou Jameson, and Vice President Denise LaCaprucia. Shout out to Diane for suggesting we clown around. Just a quick reminder that the Board’s term is 2-years and we will need a Vice President and Secretary before our term ends in April. It’s never too early to ask! November will bring our collection for Senior Orphans. This year we are asking for individually wrapped snacks to put in nursing home care packages. We will collect November 7th and 14th and deliver them in time for holiday baskets. Thanks in advance for all your support. Golf tip for this month: ready golf. Be thinking about your next shot as you drive to your ball. Be considerate of your fellow golfers and keep practice swings to a minimum. Pace of Play means keep the foursome in front of you in sight. Numbers will start to increase with the return of snowbirds, and we need to complete our 9-holes in 2-hours. We’re back to starting at 9:30 am and gathering in the parking lot adjacent to Mulligan Way. Looking forward to seeing you there! Still have questions? Ready to join? Contact Denise at denisepops23@aol.com for more info! LALGA By Dawn Neigh November is the beginning of a great new golf season. There are so many opportunities to golf, give, and compete. Mark your calendar to participate in our first tournament November 7 — 8 with the LAMGA men’s group. Sign up sheets have been posted in the Pro Shop. The two day tournament includes lunch on the second day, and bring extra money for a 50/50 share the wealth. Opening day luncheon is scheduled for November 14 after golf. The theme is ”Let The Games Begin!” Get your favorite sports attire ready, be it golf, football, baseball etc. You get the idea! We will also have a 50/50 share the wealth on that day. Our first opportunity to give will be a food drive November 7-14. Boxes will be placed in the Pro Shop to drop off your donations or we will collect them before golf on Tuesday. The donations will be split half and half between Lake Wales Care Center and the Mission in Winter Haven. Your next opportunity will be a Toy Drive December 5th – December 18 and again we will have a box placed int the pro shop or you can donate before golf. You do not need to be a golfer to donate. January will be our last fundraiser We Care for Kids. More information to follow in December. Our Red Hoagland Challenge leaders as of October 3 are: Gina Martine Cheryl Coveleskie Liz Leigh Margie Dersham $78.50 $77.25 $73.25 $69.50 As you can see the year is in full swing. Hit them long and hit them straight! 44

LAMGA By David Kubissa With two months remaining in the LAMGA season, November brings a busy agenda for the league and its board of directors. A two-day mixer on November 7 and 8 will bring together LAMGA and LALGA members. Sign up in the Pro Shop for this special event. The LAMGA board has three directors’ seats up for election. Be on the lookout for emailed self-nomination sheets. Voting takes place the latter part of November. Instructions will be forthcoming to members. For information about what a director’s position involves, check the LAMGA bylaws on the league’s web page at LakeAshtonLiving.com or contact league President Rolly Geyer. Registration for the 2024 season will launch in December. Printable forms will be emailed to members and posted online on the LAMGA home page at LakeAshtonLiving.com. It is important to sign up for the next season and pay the $25 registration fee to ensure your eligibility for league play in 2024. The annual LAMGA meeting will take place after league play on Dec. 6, with lunch included. Red Hoagland Hyundai Challenge update: Through the end of September, the standings are: 1. John Milsom, $163.25; 2. Doug Hines, $146.50; 3. Paul Panone, $144.75; 4. Rolly Geyer, $129.75. Sponsor spotlight: This month we thank and highlight the following LAMGA sponsors who provide services and goods to the local community: Charm City restaurant, Lake Wales Family Restaurant, Ovation Bistro & Bar, Schack’s Bar-B-Que, Sizzling Grill, Golden Nails, and Posh Salon and Day Spa, Inc. We also thank two individuals who have generously supported the league: Ann and Todd McCarthy.

Lake Ashton Woodworkers Yard & Craft Sale Fundraiser November 4 8 am to 2 pm Clubhouse Residents can browse for bargains and the Woodworkers will also have a display of items you can purchase to support the Woodshop. Open to Lake Ashton Residents Only

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