L.A. TIMES Lake Ashton Community Newsletter October 2021 Simply the Best! Craft Fair October 23 Presented by LAVA Auxiliary Benefiting Veterans see p. 20 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 Lake Ashton is a 55 & Older Deed Restricted Community 863.324.6032 863.324.5457 www.lakeashtoncdd.com

NEWSLETTER STAFF Christine Wells Editor cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com 863.324.5457 Valerie McCutcheon Advertising Sales, Layout & Design valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com SUBMISSION GUIDELINES November Issue Deadline: October 15 • 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 and clarity • 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. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ OCTOBER 2021 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 Lake Ashton Health & Fitness Center (HFC) LACDD Community Director: Christine Wells cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Activities Desk: 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 HOA Office (LW) Ashton Tap & Grill Annie Toth, GM Golf Club - Ron Lavoie, General Manager Matt Auen, Assistant Pro Eagle’s Nest Vicki Moore, Manager RV & Storage Center 863.325.0065 manager@lakeashtonhoa.org 863.324.5810 ma2077@metzcorp.com 863.326.1032 863.326.1032 6052 Pebble Beach Boulevard Winter Haven, FL 33884 Phone: 863.595.1562 Fax: 863.595.1567 LAIICDD Community Director: Mary Bosman mbosman@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 rlavoie@lakeashtongc.com mauen@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1085 vmoore@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1304 dholmes@lakeashtonstorage.com Police Non-Emergency Numbers: Lake Wales: 863.678.4223 Winter Haven: 863.291.5858 Polk County Sheriff: 863.298.6200 In case of emergency, dial 911 3

MONDAY COFFEE Don't miss out on Monday Coffee at 9 am during the month of October. Bring $2 for coffee and donuts! There will be special prize drawings at each meeting throughout the month! OCTOBER 4 Roundtable Discussion Regarding Winter Haven Corp Development East of Lake Ashton with City of Lake Wales Mayor Eugene Fultz, City Manager James Slaton, and Development Services Director Mark Bennett Featured Vendor: Dianne Hoover with United Healthcare OCTOBER 11 Bite Me Monday Birthdays and Anniversaries Featured Speaker - Watson Clinic and LALGA Featured Vendors - Christine Graves Insurance, Denise Tessier with Tessier Law Group, and Matt Simpson with Edward Jones OCTOBER 18 - NO MONDAY COFFEE - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Peanut Butter Monday - Donations will go to Victory Ridge this month — see page 5 for supply list OCTOBER 25 Free gift for anyone wearing a Halloween costume! Blast from the Past with David Harrison Featured Speaker - Holly with Small World Tours presenting Bus Trips for 2022 Featured Vendor: Gessler Clinic, Senior Insurance - Sally Mizerak ASHTON TAP AND GRILL IS DOING A PANCAKE BREAKFAST FOR ATTENDEES OCTOBER 25 MENU: 2 PANCAKES, SCRAMBLED EGGS, SAUSAGE OR BACON, & COFFEE PURCHASE TICKETS FOR $8 AT THE CLUBHOUSE ACTIVITIES DESK IN THIS ISSUE NEWS 6 LA LOOKS 14 SAFETY 16 MOVIES 18 EVENTS 20 GOLF 30 CLUBS 34 MIND & BODY 40 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS LAKE ASHTON II (WH) CDD Friday, October 15 9 am — HFC LAKE ASHTON (LW) CDD Monday, October 18 9:30 am — Clubhouse Ballroom JOINT MEETING Monday, October 18 11:30 am — Clubhouse Ballroom CIT Y COMM I S S I O N 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 Street NW, Winter Haven

HOURS OF OPERATION CLUBHOUSE: 6 am – 10 pm, 7 days a week CLUBHOUSE OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday Photo ID Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 am to 4 pm or by appointment ASHTON TAP & GRILL: 11 am to 8 pm Tuesday — Saturday 10 am to 8 pm Sunday (Brunch 10 am to 3 pm) HFC OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER: 5:30 am – 10 pm , 7 days a week COLLECTIONS AT MONDAY COFFEE Bite Me Monday (second Monday) is the monthly collection of donations such as old towels, toys, pet food and supplies for the Polk County Humane Society. Peanut Butter Monday (third Monday) is the monthly collection of non-perishable items, usually for the food pantry at the Lake Wales Care Center. This month the items will be donated to Victory Ridge Academy, a local non-profit organization and member of the Polk County Public/Charter Schools, where children with special needs overcome daily challenges and enjoy success in learning and living. The following items are needed: Gallon baggies, fruit cups, cereal bars, small individual cereal boxes, macaroni cups or 5 small boxes, ravioli, spaghetti-o’s, etc., crackers, juice boxes, pudding cups, macaroni in micro cups. All cans should have a pull top. Please drop all items off by noon. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Stop by the Activities Desk to put in an application if you are interested in volunteering in any of the following positions at the Clubhouse. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and get to know more about what goes on behind the scenes. Activities Desk Volunteer Event Set-up Event Break-down Other Event Support NEXT MONTHLY MARKET: October 20 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Clubhouse West Parking Lot RED ROOSTER PRODUCE & BAXTER QUAL ITY MEATS will be in the Clubhouse West Parking Lot Wednesdays 1 to 3 pm (1st, 2nd, 4th Wednesdays) 10 am to 2 pm (3rd Wednesday during the Monthly Market) BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE October 13 and 27 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:15 pm) Clubhouse West Parking Lot All vehicles, including golf carts, must obey all stop signs and the 20 mph speed limit throughout Lake Ashton. Drivers, watch for pedestrians at all times. Obeying posted speed limit and traffic signs can help avert a potential tragedy.

LACDD NEWS By Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director Welcome back to all residents returning from summer vacation! It is great seeing smiling faces eager to take part in entertainment shows, fitness classes, club meetings, movies, games, and more. In this edition of the LA Times, staff is going to ensure resident's social calendars are packed. Be on the lookout for the insert in this issue announcing the 2022 Entertainment Series. There are excellent shows and events planned for the remainder of this year and the beginning of next year. Staff is already starting to plan the 2023 Entertainment Series. Stay tuned to upcoming newsletters with hints on who might grace the Lake Ashton stage in 2023. We hope you enjoy all that is yet to come! October is breast cancer awareness month. Please see page 28 for a compilation of events and activities meant to support and honor fighters, survivors, and caregivers. With the increase in returning residents, extra caution is needed on the roads. As always, because Lake Ashton has narrow roads shared by pedestrians, golf carts, vehicles, landscaping vehicles, delivery trucks, and bicycles, it is extremely important to observe the posted 20 MPH speed limit and always obey all stop signs when traveling by bike, golf cart or vehicle. Also, be sure to wear reflective clothing when walking or biking during hours when light is limited and always walk facing traffic. Supervisors met on September 20 and approved the extension of the aquatic plant management, pool ma intenance, and l andscape ma intenance agreements. Other actions were taken and can be found in the wrap-up report that was sent out on September 24 via email blast. Please send an email to cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com if you would like a copy of the emailed wrap up report. The next Board of Supervisors meeting will be on October 18 in the Clubhouse Ballroom. A Joint CDD meeting with LACDD and LAIICDD will be held on October 18 at 11:30 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. All residents are encouraged to attend. Please stay tuned to media for more information regarding these meetings. Agendas will be posted on lakeashtoncdd.com on October 11. LACDD BOA R D O F SUP E RVISO R S CONTA CT INF O Robert (Bob) Plummer, Chairman Security, Operations and Staff 260.820.0389, rplummer@lakeashtoncdd.com Michael Costello, Vice Chairman Clubhouse Facilities including Outdoor Amenities (Dog Park, Pool, Sports Courts) 863.875.9228 or 732.718.7431, mcostello@lakeashtoncdd.com Lloyd Howison, Assistant Secretary Golf Cart Paths, Bridges and all Ponds 704.302.6555, lhowison@lakeashtoncdd.com Harry Krumrie, Assistant Secretary Restaurant 407.766.9237, hkrumrie@lakeashtoncdd.com Steve Realmuto, Assistant Secretary Budget, Finance, Reserve Study 863.949.0304, steve.lacdd@gmail.com Office Hours: By Appointment through October — regular hours will return in November 6

LAIICDD NEWS By Mary Bosman, LAIICDD Community Director This summer has been one unique summer! Both clubhouses (Lake Wales and Winter Haven) are planning lots of activities to keep our residents physically, socially, and mentally stimulated. The COVID pandemic continues to affect attendance and that’s understandable. Our Canadian neighbors will have forgotten us if this keeps up! It’s important to remember that the Governor’s mandates are to be followed and LA II CDD is not a private entity able to make their own rules. Staff at the HFC will always mask up if a resident requests it, to feel safer interacting. Signs are up ... “Wearing is Caring” re: masks. Being vaccinated is strongly encouraged. At the time of this writing, the boosters for Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations are available to those 65 plus and those who are immune compromised. The October 15th LA II CDD meeting will be finalizing the FY 2022 Budget. It will begin at 9 AM at the HFC and will also be available via Zoom. Information will be circulated for comments and the Zoom address soon. LA II CDD B O ARD O F SU P ERVISORS CONTA CT INF O Jim Mecsics, Chairman - Public Safety, Security, Amenities and District Support 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 Office Hours: Mondays from 1 to 3 pm, 863.325.8098, bzelazny@lakeashton2cdd.com Duff Hill, Assistant Secretary - Public Works & Budget, Pet Play Parks Office Hours: Mondays at 10:30 am to 11:30 pm, 863.875.4216, duffhill5429@gmail.com Angela Littlewood, Assistant Secretary Office Hours: Thursdays at 9 to 10:30 am, 352.250.9707, alittlewoodlakeashton2cdd@gmail.com Colette McKie, Assistant Secretary - Grounds and Landscaping, Planning, and Transportation System Office Hours: Thursdays from 1 pm to 3 pm, 443.994.2939, cmckie@lakeashton2cdd.com 8 New activities at the HFC include weekly LA Scoops, an ice cream social event from 1-3 PM Fridays. We are forming a martial arts class and we are also having hand building clay classes starting this month. The HFC Corn Hole Tournament on Friday, October 1st has 24 teams signed up and competitors will be vying for the $75 first place, $50 second place and $25 third place awards. A book signing event is scheduled for Monday, October 11th from 10 – 11 AM with our resident author, David Cline and his murder mystery, Capital Corruption. Our monthly Reminiscing Trivia will be back this month from 2-3 PM Wednesday, October 13th. You will get more information about these activities, our special parties, and our seminars via the Lake Ashton Connection Newsletter, Constant Contact and HFC posters. Don’t forget to get your costumes ready for the big Halloween Party on the 22nd! Do you like books? The HFC is looking for a volunteer to come in weekly to help with the bookshelves and puzzles. Stop in at the Activities Desk from 8AM – 4PM Mondays thru Fridays or phone: 863-595-1562 if you are interested. The total time needed for this task is approximately 1 - 2 hour/wk.

Wildlife Corner by Barbara Ann Comer The gopher tortoise is one of the only borrow. The full Joint Amenity Facilities Policy can be found online at lakeashtoncdd.com or lakeashton2cdd.com under "Additional District Documents". Contact Christine Wells (cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com) or Mary Bosman (mbosman@lakeashton2cdd.com) with questions. LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTERS two tortoises native to the United States (the other is the Texas Tortoise). How does a tortoise differ from a turtle? A tortoise is merely a turtle that lives on land. They should never be placed in water. They are found in Florida in the scrub habitat where it's typically sandy. Their favorite foods include Prickly Pear Cactus and Gopher Apple. They burrow and provide housing for over 70 other kinds of animals like Burrowing Owls, Raccoons, Opossums, snakes and rats. It's hard not to notice when one is renovating its home because the dirt flies out the front door with gusto. These burrows are typically 10 - 35 feet long. Gopher Tortoises are occasionally seen at Lake Ashton since it borders some of their habitat on the Lake Wales Ridge. It's always a special treat to find one. However please note that it is illegal to handle them without a special permit. JOINT AMENITY FACI L ITIES POLICY HIGHLIGHT Each month an excerpt from the Joint Amenity Facilities Policy will be featured in the LA Times. This month outlines the policy regarding use of the Media Centers at Lake Ashton. There is a Media Center in the Clubhouse and HFC. Both have books and puzzles for residents to borrow and computers for residents to use. The Clubhouse Media Center also has DVDs and Blu Rays available for residents to 1. There are two library/media centers, one in the Clubhouse and one in the Community Center. They have books, puzzles, computers, tables, DVDs and an area for reading. 2. Books and puzzles are donated by Patrons for use by other Patrons. They may be removed but must be returned upon completion to either Amenity Facility. 3. District computers and their content, including email, are subject to monitoring and access by the District at any time with or without consent or prior knowledge of the user. The District reserves the right to monitor any use of network resources, to monitor computer and internet usage, including, but not limited to: sites visited, searches conducted, information uploaded or downloaded and to access, retrieve and delete any data stored in, created, received, or sent over the network or using network resources for any reason. 4. It is strictly prohibited to use a District computer for wireless internet access to seek, send or store Inappropriate Content (as defined herein) and/or for unauthorized copying of copyrighted material. Examples of copyrighted materials include, but are not limited to: commercial music, video, graphics, or other intellectual property. The Districts assume no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, that may occur from the use of its electronic resources. Users of the Districts computers and/or wireless internet access peruse the internet at their own risk, realizing the potential for accessing offensive, inaccurate, illegal, or fraudulent information. 5. The District reserves the right to revoke any User’s access to the Districts’ computers and/or wireless internet at any time. 10 10

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LA WOODWORKERS KNIFE SHARPENING Bring your knives and scissors that need sharpening to the Wood Shop (located near the construction office/RV storage area off Dunmore Dr.) October 5 between 8:30 and 10 am. Please wrap in newspaper and identify with your name and telephone number. Thank you to everyone for supporting this fundraising project. LAKE ASHTON ACTIVITIES ADVI SORY GROUP Do you actively attend activities at the Clubhouse? Are you able to attend one 2-hour meeting a month? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you invited to be a part of the group. The purpose of this advisory group is to work with the Clubhouse Activities department to assist in determining and evaluating events, classes, and activities at the Clubhouse. Interested Lake Ashton residents should stop by the information wall to pick up an application and submit it to the Clubhouse Activities Desk by November 8. The first meeting will be in January 2022. RECURRING ROOM RESERVATION RENEWALS START NOVEMBER 1 Group facilitators are encouraged to reach out to Clubhouse Office Manager Sheila Moreland via email at smoreland@lakeashtoncdd.com to ensure contact information on file is correct. Forms will be sent electronically to facilitators on November 1 to renew recurring reservations for 2022. Forms need to be returned by November 19. After this date your reserved room cannot be guaranteed. As a reminder, annual events can be booked at any time. Please reach out to Sheila at the email above or via phone at 863-324-5457 with any questions. SIGN UP FOR NEWS BLASTS You can now sign up for blast emails on either di st r ict webs i te: lakeashtoncdd.com or lakeashton2cdd.com. There are four distribution list options: General Correspondence, Ashton Tap & Grill, Eagle’s Nest, and the Pro Shop. You can also email valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com to sign up or if you have stopped receiving emails. WITH GRATITUDE Pat Hodges would like to send out a huge, heartfelt "thank you" to her daughter (Karen Kirwan) and all of her very special Lake Ashton friends who stopped by the reception in her honor to make her 90th birthday so fabulous. Also, to all the "snowbird" friends who sent greeting cards...they were so appreciated! Please save the date (August 5, 2031) for the next big one. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 12 12

LA LOOKS LA ( LW) HOA CORNER By Ken Rickey, President The HOA wants to be fair but firm in dealing with compliance issues. As such, the rules need to be followed by everybody — not just the people down the street. Each month a specific area of compliance will be concentrated on in order to better serve the community. This month, the HOA will be looking at house paint and trim and checking for signs of repainting or cleaning needs. The Design Guidelines specify the colors for the base color, trim, shutters, front and side doors for the house. The approved colors are available on lakeashtonhoa.org under the architectural information section and at the HOA office. Welcome back to the neighbors who have been away for the summer. For those who have not kept up with Lake Ashton news while gone, this is a short recap (for the others this is a review)! Three of the HOA Directors resigned in May due to health reasons. The new appointees are Secretary Keith Stevens, Treasurer Bob Prowant, and Assistant Secretary Debby Landgrebe, joining Vice President David Muller and President Ken Rickey. The vote on the CC&R revisions was postponed until legal issues have been straighten out. While that is happening, the HOA Board and the CC&R committee have been working diligently to further clarify some of the wording and to present the document in a more readable and understandable format. Hopefully the final rendering will be much more acceptable to the members (you) for a positive vote. A management company has been hired to assist the HOA and ARC in the duties and responsibilities to keep Lake Ashton the premier 55+ community that it has been for the last 20 years. SUBMITTING ARC REQUESTS ( LW RESIDENTS) By Iris Realmuto, LW ARC Chair All external changes you make to your home require an ARC request and approval prior to starting any project. To submit an ARC request, go to lakeashtonhoa.org, and download the form which can be found under the Documents tab in the Architectural Information section. You can complete the form by hand or on your computer. Then email the completed form to admin@lakeashtonhoa.org. DO NOT USE THE ‘SUBMIT NEW REQUEST’ feature on the website. The form can also be found on the information wall in Clubhouse Ballroom. You can either drop the completed form in the HOA box or have it scanned at the Clubhouse Office prior to dropping it in the HOA box. The deadline for complete ARC request submissions is 5 pm on Wednesday prior to the next ARC meeting. The ARC meets the second & fourth Wednesday of the month. You will be notified of the status of your request within a few days of the meeting. 14

PARKING & ROAD SAFETY REMINDERS SAFETY Staff and Supervisors have been working with the Lake Wales Police Department on ways to improve the safety of the roads within Lake Ashton. Residents are reminded that the speed limit throughout all of Lake Ashton is 20 mph and all golf carts, vehicles, and 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 Police Department is increasing their patrols in Lake Ashton and have already pulled over some residents for not stopping at stop signs. 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, please visit www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm? App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.1945.html. 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. City of Lake Wales also has an ordinance (§ 20-14 - Parking in residential districts) that makes it unlawful to park overnight or leave unattended during the day any commercial motor vehicle, golf cart, moped, motorized scooter, motor vehicle, motorcycle, trailer, truck, or vehicle on a public street or road in a residential district of this city that obstructs the free, convenient, and normal use of the public street or road by impeding, hindering, stifling, or endangering the safe movements of traffic or pedestrians. For the full ordinance, please visit lakewales.elaws.us/code/ ordinances_ch20_artii 16

the Clubhouse and HFC. For more information contact Mike Weissberg 863-324-3541 (please leave a message). NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH By Fay Wood, NW Chief NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - RESCHEDULED! National Night Out is an annual communitybui lding campaign that promotes pol icecommunity partnerships and neighborhood cama r ader i e to make our Lake Ashton neighborhood a safer, caring place in which to live. The previously scheduled National Night Out was postponed due to inclement weather and rescheduled for October 13. A golf cart parade/ caravan will start at the HFC at 6:30 pm, travel through the community, and end at the Clubhouse. All Lake Ashton residents are asked to keep their outside lights on to signify commitment to a crimefree environment! Help make this National Night Out a special one, and hopefully everyone in this great community will participate. See you there! CITIZEN’S ASSISTED PATROL (CAP) By Mike Weissberg Since all residents are a part of Neighborhood Watch, you already are watching things around you. Citizens Assisted Patrol does this by patrolling our streets. CAP’s job is to look for things that do not belong in the community. Our presence with lights flashing while patrolling the streets is a deterrent to help keep these streets safe. CAP is always looking for more volunteers to patrol the streets. Come help be the eyes, ears, and presence for the Sheriff’s department. Patrols are once a week for two hours. Applications are available in 10 17 Let’s Talk WiFi Thieves (Courtesy of Law Enforcement) In this mobile society, everyone takes their electronics devices everywhere. WiFi access is so popular in public places — it’s a great way to check email, verify financial information, do internet shopping, make reservations and much more. BUT you could be opening yourself up to losing your personal information to a thief! How it works You turn on your electronic device in a WiFi zone. Several choices appear. Problem? Some are not legitimate. If you connect to the wrong network, you could enjoy the internet while the thief is collecting your personal information. Connect to a legitimate WiFi connection Look at your connection page. If you see a description of “computer to computer” with an icon of several computers, STAY AWAY! A legitimate wireless network will simply say, “wireless network” and display only one icon. If you are uncertain - DON'T CONNECT! It's not a good idea to take a chance. Legitimate businesses with free WiFi are helpful to assist customers, so don’t be afraid to ask. Finally, be sure to set up your device so it DOES NOT automatically connect to a wireless network! You should control the connections — not the airwaves.

MOVIES MOVIE TIMES: 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM ALL TUESDAY SHOWINGS ARE CLOSED CAPTIONED. CAPACITY: 55 OCTOBER 5 — 7 THE COURIER 2021 | R | 1h 48min Partial nudity, brief language, smoking, violence. Unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes entangled in one of the greatest international conflicts in history. Recruited by MI6 and a CIA operative, Wynne forms a covert partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky, and both men risk everything in a danger-fraught race against time to provide the intelligence needed to prevent nuclear confrontation and end the Cuban Missile Crisis. OCTOBER 12 — 14 THE MISFITS 2021 | R | 1h 34min Brief drug use, some language, sexual references. A band of modern-day Robin Hoods known as "The Misfits", recruit renowned thief Richard Pace (Pierce Brosnan) to help them pull off the heist of the century. The prize: millions in gold bars stashed underneath one of the world's most secure prisons. OCTOBER 19 — 20 THE GUILTY 2021 | R | 1h 31min Language. The film takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. Call operator Joe Baylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) tries to save a caller in grave danger-but he soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out. 18 18 OCTOBER 21 BACK TO THE FUTURE MOVIE MARATHON 10 AM BACK TO THE FUTURE In this sci-fi comedy classic, an eccentric inventor (Christopher Lloyd) turns a DeLorean into a time machine that inadvertently sends young Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) back 30 years. In 1955, Marty disrupts his parents' destiny and risks throwing the time-space continuum out of whack. 1 PM BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2 Time-travelers Marty and Doc head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud, but things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself again bound for 1955. 4 PM BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 3 The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking up Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. More problems arise when Doc falls for pretty schoolteacher Clara Clayton and Marty tangles with Buford Tannen. OCTOBER 26 — 28 CRUELLA 2021 | PG-13 | 2h 14min In this live-action origin story based on the Disney classic "101 Dalmatians," young Cruella de Vil (Emma Stone) is working as a fashion designer in 1970s London -until an obsession with dog skins leads her astray.

MAY 7 CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST MOVIES ARE SHOWN IN THE CLUBHOUSE CINEMA ON FRIDAYS AT 11 AM (CC) & 3 PM OCTOBER 1 THE STRATTON STORY 1980 | PG | 1h 50min This fact-based sports drama chronicles the life of famous pitcher Monty Stratton. Stratton (James Stewart), a star athlete, loses his leg when his hunting rifle misfires during a wilderness outing. Initially, Stratton's career is derailed, and he wallows in the depth of depression; however, with the encouragement of his loving spouse, Ethel (June Allyson), he decides to get back in the game. Equipped with a prosthetic leg, Stratton eventually works his way back to pitching in the minor leagues. OCTOBER 8 DEAD POETS SOCIETY 1989 | PG | 2h 9min Oscar nominee Robin Williams stars as John Keating, an unconventional teacher who inspires students through poetry. When the school fires him, his devastated students rally behind him, mindful of the ways he has changed their lives. OCTOBER 15 EDWARD SCISSORHANDS 1990 | PG-13 | 1h 45min An inventor dies before developing hands for his creation, a boy named Edward (Johnny Depp) who instead has scissors at the end of each arm. Edward lives a monastic existence until an Avon lady adopts him and takes him to live in the pastel paradise of suburbia. OCTOBER 22 PRACTICAL MAGIC 1998 | PG-13 | 1h 44min Sisters Sally and Gillian Owens (Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman) are 19 modern-day witches whose love lives are complicated by an unusual curse: Men who fall in love with them meet untimely ends. But against the advice of their eccentric aunts, the sisters continue to seek romance. OCTOBER 29 SLEEPY HOLLOW 1999 | R | 1h 45min New York detective Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman. SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION OPEN Now If you would like to be listed here, contact valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com. 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, www.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: Monday - Thursday 11:30 am-8 pm; Friday & Saturday 11:30 am-9 pm We serve delicious Seafood, Steaks, Burgers, Salads, Chicken, Pork Chops, Pasta, Wings, AYCE Specials & a Full Liquor Bar. Ask about karaoke & live music.

EVENTS BAKERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE CRAFT FAIR. Your homemade goodies will be greatly appreciated. Drop off your baked goods October 22 from noon to 4 pm at 4344 Heath Land Lane, Lake Wales. Call Carol (note corrected phone number: 863-845-2028) or Debbie at 863-318-9376. Lake Ashton’s 2021 Home Improvement Expo Come relive some of your favorite events at Lake Ashton all in one party, for just $10! The concession stand from the Rock the Block event will be back, so come and try the strawberry shortcake, sausage and peppers, meatball subs, grilled veggie kebabs, street corn, and fruit cups that sold out at the block party event that everyone is still talking about. LAVA AUXILIARY PRESENTS THE CRAFT FAIR OCTOBER 23 By Chris Graves This craft fair to benefit the Veterans’ Tiny Home Project is October 23 from 9 am to 3 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. More than 40 vendors have signed up and there will be “LOTS OF LOTTO MONEY!” There will be a raffle tree with 3 chances to win! Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. Each winner will win $100 worth of scratch off lottery tickets! Please come support the Veterans and take the opportunity to purchase unique, hand-crafted items including metal artwork, crocheted items, not to mention you could be one of the lucky winners of a Lotto Tree and/or other raffle items. 20 It's that time again! The Home Improvement Expo returns November 9 from 10 am to 1 pm. Need help with a home project? Come down to the Clubhouse Ballroom where a wide variety of vendors will be showcasing their products and services. Vendors and expertise will include solar paneling, windows, air conditioning, house cleaning, electrical and so much more. This event is completely free! disney trivia M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! Calling all Disnerds! Come down to the Clubhouse for Disney Trivia on November 2 at 6:30 pm. Wear your Disney best and gather your team of no more than six Disney friends to see who will be crowned Lake Ashton’s Disney royalty! Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the online Activities Form. FREE PONTOON BOAT RIDES ON LAKE ASHTON Freedom Boat Club will be providing free pontoon boat rides on Lake Ashton to residents on November 19 starting at 1:30 pm. There is a limit of 10 people per session. Please sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk for one of the following time slots: 1:30 pm, 3 pm, 4:30 pm, 6 pm, or 7:30 pm. Since space is limited this activity will be for Lake Ashton residents only. A representative will give residents an overview of the services they offer while enjoying a boat ride on beautiful Lake Ashton. PARTY FOR NO PARTICULAR REASON $10 TICKETS INCLUDE A LIVE DJ AND A BEVERAGE OF YOUR CHOICE (DOMESTIC BEER, HOUSE WINE, OR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE). FOOD & DRINKS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM THE CONCESSION STAND & CASH BAR. BEER BUCKET SPECIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE! OCTOBER 15 7 PM CLUBHOUSE BALLROOM

BEHIND THE SCENES - ROCK THE BLOCK PARTY Residents are still talking about the Rock the Block Party on that was held September 10 in the Clubhouse Ballroom. It was a one-of-a-kind event and would not have been possible without help from resident volunteers and others. A special thank you goes to Yellowstone and Tropico for the plants and sod, Alan Cropp for constructing the light tops, and David Fix, Sil We l l s , J o y McGraw, Jerry Elmers, Ron Kosters, and Yvonne Saunders for their assistance with setup. They were moving outdoor furniture indoors, hanging lights from the ceiling, and setting up light poles, sod, and plants. Mike Costello, the Vice Chairman of the LACDD Board of Supervisors, even stopped by to supervise the setup and help move the light poles into place! Caroline made handmade signs for every street in Lake Ashton that were hung on the poles that Matt and Jar ed painted and put together. It was a great example of how willing residents are to jump in and help and highlighted how wonderful Lake Ashton is when it comes to working together as a team. Thank you to all involved! 21

CAMP LAKE ASHTON Wow, what a week! Residents had a great time at Camp Lake Ashton this year. Activities ranged from playing water games to learning how to plant a garden and it all was made possible by our sponsors; Matt Simpson of Edward Jones, Senior Insurance of Florida, Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida, The Oasis Spa, Nick Toadvine of Guardian Wealth Management, and Gessler Clinic. A special thanks goes out to all of the Volunteer Camp Counselors (pictured left) for helping make this week possible by either teaching activities or helping with set-up and clean-up of the activities. The 2021 Camp Award Winners are (pictured top left below, left to right): Happiest Camper: Cynthia Harris Crafty Camper: Debbie Platt Camp Jitterbug: Lainie Segal Camper of the Week: Suzanne Tuttle Camp Scavenger Hunt: Chuck & Carolyn Weber Camp Couple: Carl & Linda Boast 22

LA Cruise-In The Car Show has been rescheduled to December 11 from 10 am to 1 pm. Just giving you car junkies some extra time to prep your car for the big show! Who will win the coveted Best Classic (pre-1979), Best Modern (post-1979), and Crowd Favorite? Registration for the show will begin November 1 and the last day to register will be November 26. Registration forms will be at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. National Candy Day November 4 Stop by the Clubhouse Activities Desk from 10 am to 4 pm to add a little sweetness to your day! CUPCAKE EXCHANGE Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? National Vanilla Cupcake Day is November 10, so come celebrate with a cupcake exchange! Residents are welcomed to bring any flavored cupcakes to exchange with friends and neighbors in the Clubhouse Ballroom at 1 pm. Enjoy great conversations over scrumptious cupcakes! Please sign-up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk and indicate how many cupcakes you will bring with you for the exchange. The last day to sign up will be November 3. 23

NIGHTMARE ON THE LAKE HAUNTED HOUSE By Cheryl Winchester LAPAC is very excited about this Fundraiser, the biggest and best haunted house inside of the Lake Ashton Clubhouse Ballroom! Tickets go on sale October 4 at Monday Coffee. Don’t wait to purchase your ticket because they are being sold for $15 each in groups of 40 with a total of only 160 people per night to try and keep this as safe as possible. Time slots: 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm, & 8:30 pm, with a limit of 40 people per time slot. That group of 40 will be broken into groups inside as well. Plan on a little fear, lots of tricks, and plenty of treats. Mask and gloves will be provided. If you’d like, you can dress up in a costume yourself! If anyone would like to volunteer to help please contact Cheryl Winchester at 305-725-4946. WELCOME Dr Steven Reddick has been serving Lake Wales and surrounding areas for 35+ years. Our office offers services that included implants, crowns/ bridges, veneers, dentures/partials, root canal therapy, extractions, periodontal treatment, fillings and whitening. “ Gentle and kind. We have been patients for many years and highly recommend Dr Reddick. Ted and Louise Price Residents of Lake Aston OFFICE HOURS Monday - Wednesday: 7-5 Thursday: 7-4 OFFICE: (863)676-6507 FAX: (863)678-0424 Dr. Steven Reddick 440 South Buckmoore Rd Lake Wales, Fl 33853 reddickdentistry@aol.com www.reddickdentistry.com Cash, Check, and all major credit cards accepted. SPECIAL NEW PATIENT For Patients Without Insurance $ ” 82 Includes: Panoramic X-Ray (D0330) Bitewing X-Rays (D0274) Examination by Dr. Reddick (D0150) Regular Cleaning by Hygienist (D1110) Cleaning not guaranteed the same day. Additional charges may apply if gum disease and/or tarter build up are present. Patients with Dental Insurance: Our office will file services to your primary insurance provider and will accept the insurance payment only. You will not be billed for the difference for the services mentioned above, for this special promotion only. Dental Insurance accepted: Our office accepts and works with most major dental insurance companies. We will file your primary insurance claim, and answer any questions you have about your plan. We offer Implant consultatons at no charge. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment. Fees may vary due to complexity of case. This special does not apply to those patients with current dental plans. Fees are minimal. Prices are subject to change. 24

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 4 — 6 pm OUTSIDE THE CLUBHOUSE Enjoy some fall and Halloween fun at the annual Fall Festival October 30 from 4 to 6 pm. Play great games like Pumpkin Bowling, Spider Corn hole, Pumpkin Bocce, and more, and enjoy fall-themed treats. There will also be other great Fall Festival activities to enjoy, along with the pie-eating and costume contests. There will be a pumpkin patch and residents can pick a pumpkin, free of charge (one per household, while supplies last). This event will be free for all residents and guests to attend thanks to sponsor Lake Howard Heights. If you would like to be a contestant in the Pie Eating Contest, please sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk by 5 pm on October 22. Pumpkin Bocce, & more) Fall-Themed Treats Costume Contest & Pie Eating Contest Pick a Pumpkin From the Patch (one per household, while supplies last) & More! Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk if you would like to participate in the Pie Eating Contest. Sign up with Caroline if you would like to volunteer — all positions needed! All games and activities are completely free thanks to sponsors Lake Howard Heights, Cornerstone Hospice, Matt Simpson with Edward Jones, and Gessler Clinic 25 Themed Yard & Carnival Games (Pumpkin Bowling, Spider Corn Hole,

LAKE ASHTON’S AMAZING GOLF CART RACE It’s back and better than before! It’s not just a race. It’s not just a competition. It’s a challenge! So save the date for November 18 at noon. Race against time and complete challenges along the way, just like the Amazing Race on television. Tasks will be a combination of recreational, mental, and observational. Something all ages and genders can do and enjoy. Communication and working together is the key for teams to see who will win the ultimate golf cart challenge. Although all teams will face the same challenges, all will not be doing them simultaneously. You won’t know how your team is doing until the end. The race should last about two hours after a brief instructional meeting. There are prizes for top finishing teams. The challenge is limited to 16 teams, so sign up early at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. Teams can be two to four members. Sign up as a team, or an individual to be placed on a team. 5K TURKEY TROT Come join fellow runners, walkers, and bike riders for a 5K Tu r k e y Tr o t ! ( 3 . 1 m i l e s November 22 at Lake Ashton! The course will be the closed golf course golf cart path beginning at 8 am. Money raised will go to the Lake Wales Care Center for their Christmas Toy Drive. This keeps all donations local for those in need. COMING UP AT THE CLUBHOUSE: LA PURPLE STARS CHILI/SOUP COOK OFF JANUARY 28, 2022 All runners, walkers and bike riders who enter will be provided a medal to show your support for this fundraiser. If you aren’t at Lake Ashton on November 22, you may still register and do the 5K virtually from wherever you are. Once you return to Lake Ashton, you will receive your medal and bib. T h e registration fee is $25 (please make checks payable to Lake Ashton Golf Management) and includes a Numbered Bib, Medal and Donation to the Lake Wales Care Center. Registration Forms are available at the Clubhouse and HFC. Deadline to register is October 10 so that the medals may be minted and the numbered bibs are ordered and received on time. 26 26

Christmas Dinner Dance By Jackie Ellis Time to get that pretty dress and snappy suit out for the beautiful Christmas Dinner Dance December 4.This is one big gala affair you won't want to miss! Enjoy this beautiful time of year, great food provided by Cam's Catering, music to dance the night away and fun with friends and neighbors. Tickets go on sale November 1 before Monday Coffee at 8 am in the Clubhouse. More information to come in the November issue. Stay healthy and safe in this beautiful community! Holidays Around the World Felices Fiestas, Habari Gani, Chag Sameach, Buone Vacanze, Happy Boxing Day, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays … No matter what your holiday greeting is, all are welcomed to celebrate the Holidays Around the World on December 10 at 5 pm in the Clubhoues Ballroom! There will be food stations set up representing the countries of Italy, Kenya, Dominican Republic, America, Israel, and Canada featuring their common holiday foods. along with traditional music from these world holidays played by a live DJ. Purchase tickets at the Clubhouse Activities Desk with a Visa, MasterCard, or check for $30 on October 25 at 10 am. New Year’s Eve What a night! What a crowd! Here's a toast to a prosperous year … and a masquerade! Dance the year away in the Clubhouse Ballroom and raise a glass of complimentary champagne as you toast 2022 in style. Tickets are $50 and also include a delicious plated dinner from Ashton Tap & Grill featuring salad, prime rib or chicken piccata, mashed potatoes, green beans almandine, dinner roll, and dessert. A cash bar will be available for libations throughout the night. Purchase tickets with a Visa, MasterCard, or check (LACDD) starting October 4 at 10 am at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. 27 27 Look for Our New Menu Beginning October 19th

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS BEADING CRAFT Create a beautiful beaded keychain showing your support to find a cure for breast cancer. Join friends and neighbors in the Clubhouse Ballroom on October 13 at 12 pm to make your keychain., Valerie Fetcho from The Art of Beading will be giving instructions on how to make this free craft. Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk or on the Online Activities Form. LALGA PRESENTS THE PINK RIBBON BREAST CANCER GOLF TOURNAMENT GIRLS NIGHT IN The Clubhouse will be kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Girls Night In, a night of awareness, pampering, and fun. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas! Play classic girl's night games while great women empowerment music is played. Indulge in a popcorn bar, an ice cream bar, and other snacks. Dillard’s from Eagle Ridge Mall will be here offering bra fittings, Oasis Spa will be raffling mini facial and chair massages throughout the night, and you can't have a girl's pajama party without make-up so stop by the Avon booth to enter the raffle for a mini makeover. LALGA will be selling their Pink Ribbons and will have some of their members sharing their survivor stories. New scarves and headcoverings will also be collected to donate to women who are fighting to beat cancer. This all takes place on October 1 at 7 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Tickets are on sale at the Clubhouse Activities Desk for $10 and will also be available at the door on the night of, so grab a girlfriend and come on down! Registration starts October 1 in the Pro Shop for the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Golf Tournament on November 9. Choose your foursome and sign up. Don’t have a foursome? Just sign up and members will be matched. It is only $30 per person to enter and that includes: the tournament fee, lunch, prize money and a donation to the Watson Clinic Foundation. Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets as there are over 150 raffle items. In addition, the silent auction contains some of the finest golf courses in the area as well as art, trips, and restaurants. You won’t want to miss out on placing a bid. Again, anyone in the community can buy raffles or bid on silent auction items, even if you do not play golf. Questions? Call Lydia Fichtman at 215-290-9375 or Kim Kutsch at 724-664-7988. Let’s make this year’s donation to the Watson Clinic Foundation even greater than before! 28 28 SUPPORTING THE FIGHTERS ADMIRING THE SURVIVORS HONORING THE TAKEN & NEVER GIVING UP HOPE

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WALK & IN OCTOBER WE WEAR PINK Bring awareness to breast cancer and join friends and neighbors for a walk on October 8 from 10 am to noon. The day will consist of a walk from the HFC to the Guard House and back for a continental breakfast. A sponsor will be contributing T-shirts, bracelets, and much more. There will also be a speaker present for the event. During the month of October, if you will be participating in fitness classes at the HFC, please consider wearing pink for awareness and support. Prizes will go out to the residents that wear the most pink for the month. There will also be the annual Wall of Stars to represent those lost to breast cancer, as well as survivors and those who are currently fighting. BREAST CANCER & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Did you know that there is therapy available for breast cancer patients? Stop by the HFC October 12 at 1 pm to hear about the possibilities available for occupational therapy for breast cancer patients. Please sign up for this seminar at the HFC. TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR BREAST HEALTH SEMINAR Come down to the HFC for a presentation by a Breast Surgical Oncologist, who will be covering topics on necessary screenings for different life stages, and much more. The seminar will be held October 13 at 12:30 pm. Lunch will also be provided. Please sign up at the HFC. Bus Trips are back with safety precautions in place such as special air purifiers installed on all motor coaches to thoroughly clean and disinfect them before and after trips. All trips include reserved round trip transportation in deluxe motor coaches from the Clubhouse. Sign up for any of the below trips at the Clubhouse Activities Desk with a check payable to Small World Tours. Lake Ashton Bus Remaining 2021 Trips: OCTOBER 27 THE PRICE IS RIGHT: LIVE! $78/PERSON NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 3 MARVELOUS MYRTLE BEACH $1075/ PERSON (MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY OCTOBER 12) DECEMBER 5 - 12 NASHVILLE & MEMPHIS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TOUR $2199/PERSON (ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT! TRIP MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY OCTOBER 5) 29 29 Trips

GOLF LAMGA By Paul Fichtman The September highlighted events were “Beat the Pros” on September 8th during which 9 teams were able to beat the Pros; followed by the two-day LAMGA Ryder Cup on September 29th & 30th, which included breakfast, lunch and a golf hat for each participant. Special thanks to the Pro Shop team for taking the time out of their busy days to participate in “Bet the Pros”. This month the following generous sponsors who support the annual Member-Guest tournament are recognized: Century Buick, Hill Nissan, Huston Cadillac, Buick and GMC, Lake Wales Jeep, Red Hoagland Hyundai, and Ridge Quality Motors. When you are looking for any service or product, you can find a list of all our sponsors posted on the LAMGA web site, Lake Ashton Living, and Talk of Lake Ashton. The Red Hoagland Hyundai Challenge Top Ten Leader Board through the end of August includes Donn Yasz - $140.10; Mike Krigelski - $129.08; Jim Ford - $127.75; Tom Murphy - $126.85; Les Jacobsen - $120.10; Denis Mulhearn - $114.58; Duff Hill - $113.60; Rolly Geyer - $112.50; Pat O’Neil - $108.25 and; Jack Farmer - $105.47. Thanks, as always, to Red Hoagland Hyundai for sponsoring this very popular year-long contest. Keeping up the speed of play makes the game more enjoyable for all participants. Here are some tips for picking up the pace. • Keep up with the group in front of you. • Play “Ready Golf”. If you are not the one who is out or away, but you are ready to play your stroke while the others in your group are not, go ahead and hit. • Use the time you spend getting to your ball to think about the next shot. When you reach your ball, you will need less time to figure out the shot. • If you are out of the hole or will reach the maximum score you can take, pick up your ball. 30 • Don’t wait until it’s your turn to putt to start the process of reading the green. Do it as soon as you reach the green so that when it is your turn you can step right up and putt. • When leaving the green and returning to your cart, don’t put your putter in the bag or mark your scorecard until you get to the next tee. • Do not spend more than the 3 minutes allowed looking for a lost ball. The October schedule is comprised of: October 6th – Modified Net Stableford (flighted field); October 13th – Best Net of A&D Players + Best Net of B&C Players; October 20th – Best 3 Nets and; October 27th – Pick Your Partner – 2 Man Best Ball (includes lunch). LA NINERS By Diane Struble Fall is in the air along with the much-anticipated cooler and (hopefully) drier weather! It is also the start of the new season which is proving to be better than ever! October 5 is the kick-off opening celebration which promises to be a fun-filled day with a few surprises. The game schedule will include some "team" games and tournaments but will put more focus on individual games to calculate into our handicaps. The semi-annual Senior Orphans Collection will be on October 26 and November 2. Cleaning supplies in user-friendly sizes are in high demand and have been requested. The Niners are proud to support this great cause that helps low-income seniors in Polk County. The Pink Ribbon Tournament will be on November 9 so start planning, your foursomes sign-up begins October 1 (see page 28 for more details). Vice President Karen Ferrande will continue to attend the New Resident Socials offering information on the Niners. Anyone is welcome to call Karen at 207-451-0143 with any questions. The Niners would love to have you join!


LALGA By Lydia Fichtman Your very own LALGA is as busy as ever planning for the fall and the 2021-22 year. The pre-season opener will be a Meet and Greet, Mardi Gras style, event. You don’t need to bring any beads as they will be provided. Come to the Pro Shop on Monday, October 25 at 4 pm for fun, food and festivities. Try to win prizes at different events such as putting and chipping. All women in the community are invited to participate and meet the members of the LALGA. Meet Mafie Walker Mafie Walker was born in a small rural village just north of Lisbon, Portugal near the town of Fatima. Mafie was brought u p w i t h v e r y h u m b l e beginnings, not exposed to electricity, indoor plumbing and telephones until the age of 14. In Lisbon, Mafie went to a private school because she wanted to continue her education and schools in Portugal, at that time, only went to fourth grade. To pay for school, Mafie’s mom would pawn her necklace and buy it back each month after her husband was paid. Unfortunately, Mafie’s mom became ill and Mafie had to leave school to take care of the family. Mafie’s uncle lived in America and came back to Portugal to visit the family. At that time, Mafie’s father was out of work and therefore the uncle sponsored the family to come to America. Already 21, Mafie could not be a part of the sponsorship. In 1967, a year after the family moved, Mafie obtained her green card and arrived in Maryland on Christmas Eve to join them. One month later she met her now husband Tom at People’s Drug Store and the following September they were married. They just celebrated their 53rd anniversary. They have one daughter, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mafie worked in many careers and 29 years ago she started playing golf. While living in Coral Gables, Florida, Mafie belonged to five different golf leagues. 32 She played golf every day! Mafie’s and Tom’s daughter took a job at Disney and because of that they decided to move to Lake Ashton. It was the golf courses and the amenities that drew them there. When arriving in Lake Ashton, Mafie joined the LALGA and Shirley Goldstein took her under her wing and showed her the ropes. Mafie enjoys gardening and is an avid bridge player. She makes creams, soaps and jewelry for fun and sells some on Etsy. She and Tom cruise extensively and really enjoy seeing other places and meeting new people. The LALGA loves having Mafie Walker as part of the league.

CLUBS LA BELLES By Rose Crognale The LA Belles Halloween Luncheon will be held on October 27 at 12:30 pm at Sizzling Grill on Route 27 in Lake Wales. Costumes are encouraged but not required. The event is hosted by Rose Crognale (856-217-6676), AnnaMarie Cooney (609-405-4694) and Janet Luke. The Belles will be able to choose from Sizzling Grill’s large menu selections and will be billed separately. Sign up at the Clubhouse activities desk ON or BEFORE October 22 so we can give the venue a final count. Come one and all for a spook-tacular time! DUPL ICATE BRIDGE By Don Fuller Duplicate Bridge players compete on Mondays from 12:45 pm to approximately 3:30 pm in the ballroom. Players of all abilities and experience are welcome. A partner is required. There is a sign up sheet on the ballroom information rack. For more information call Don Fuller at 863-324-2255. Recent Results: September 20: 1st Pat Foster & Sonny Robinson, 2nd Jim Ford & Don Fuller, 3rd Ralph Ritter & George Rogers September 13: 1st Margot & Keith Stevens, 2nd Pat Foster & Sonny Robinson, 3rd Jim Ford & Don Fuller August 30: 1st Jim Ford & Don Fuller, 2nd Marion Nelson & Dana Cunningham, 3rd Ralph Ritter & George Rogers August 23: 1st Pat Foster & Sonny Robinson, 2nd Ann Murphey & Mary Lois Teyssier, 3rd Marion Nelson & Dana Cunningham RARE DOUBLE BACI! By Carl Boast When a Bocce ball rests touching the Pallino it is called a Baci and scores two points. This happens 34 i n f r e q u e n t l y b u t consistently during matches played at Lake Ashton. When TWO balls of the same color come to rest on the Pallino it is an even rarer event and scores 4 points. Recently, Sil Wells, who took up the game earlier this year, accomplished this rare Double Baci! A Double Baci has not been recorded at Lake Ashton since Vern Frahm made one in January. Bocce games are played Mon, Wed, & Friday at 10:30 am. Anyone interested in joining these games should contact Linda or Carl Boast at 540-297-7336 to set up a mutually convenient time for a beginner session. Other recent Bacis of note: Pat Hodges, got one soon after celebrating her 90th birthday, and Lee Belding got one in her very first game! LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB By Shelley Miller The Lake Ashton Democratic Club is holding their monthly meeting October 7 via Zoom and inperson at the HFC. There will be social time with snacks from 4:00 to 4:30. Please bring your own beverage. The general meeting and Zoom will start at 4:30. The October speaker is Judy Haberek, Cha i r o f t he Po l k Coun t y Democ r a t i c Environmental Caucus of Florida and volunteer for the Polk County Democrats. Please e-mail lakeashtondemocraticclub@gmail.com for more information. LAND OF LINCOLN FRIENDS By Pat Bergstrom Hello Illinoisans! The first get together for 2021 will be on November 2 at noon at the IHOP at 2850 Ridge Way, Lake Wales. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Clubhouse. Individuals will pay for their own food orders. IHOP requires masks. It has been a long time. Any resident is welcome to join. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Bergstrom at 740-624-6903.

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LA SWIM CLUB By Sandy White swimming offer 10 age groups for ages 50 to 100+. Many join LASC because it is not safe to swim alone, some swim because they were bored just swimming laps and want to learn how to improve their strokes, and others swim with the club for motivation. We welcome you to join us! No competitive experience or desire is necessary. Come for the fun and camaraderie! If interested contact Coach Sandy at sandyw1994@aol.com SINGLES GROUP By Maureen Ziegler Congratulations to the 3 members (pictured) from the Lake Ashton Swim Club, who won medals at the 2021 UF Health Senior Games in Gainesville on September 12. From left to right: Sandy Papineau, Cathy Liska, and Sharon Swanson. Members of LA Swim Club swim together several times a week, but only a few compete. For those who wish to compete, there are 19 regional Senior Games around the state that are open to anyone who wishes to participate and serve as qualifiers for the annual state senior championships in Ft. Lauderdale. Senior Games The LA Singles group plans activities for Lake Ashton residents who are single. The group meets monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm in the Cinema. In September, the singles discussed several outings and opportunities for social activities. At the October meeting, plans will be made for the Senior Orphan project. The singles group will purchase Christmas gifts for orphan seniors. If you would like to take part in activities with other singles, please attend the meeting on October 3. 36 36

LA ROCKERS By Connie Strassberg LA Rockers are busy painting rocks to welcome new neighbors, to satisfy bi-monthly group challenges, and to hide throughout Lake Ashton and bring smiles to the faces of friends and neighbors. Looking forward to seeing more of you at the in-person meetings as snowbirds return to Lake Ashton. They are are held every other week in the HFC Community Center Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm. Alice Mayer, the leader and founder, will be back in LA and is preparing to teach everyone new painting techniques. In addition, other talented artists in our group will share their knowledge and help others. Upcoming meetings will be held on October 6 and 20. Newcomers and those who haven't attended meetings in a while are always welcome to join the fun and share in the camaraderie — and it’s free! To do so, join the group LA Rockers on Facebook or contact MJ Richards or Alice Mayer and let them know you are coming. ART’S GOLF CARS, INC. The Fun Starts Here! Go to artsgolfcars.com and click on ‘BUILD YOUR OWN’ button to built your own ONWARD! ★★★ WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF PARTS & ACCESSORIES ★★★ WE SERVICE ALL MAKES Owner Art Hobson CALL ART ANYTIME FOR APPOINTMENT ★ 863-439-5431 Free Pickup and Delivery for Lake Ashton Residents Only 29630 U.S. Hwy. 27 • Dundee, FL 33838 • artsgolfcars@aol.com FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1987 Sales and Service • 863-439-5431 Owner Art Hobson 38 0% Financing for 48 Months AUTHORIZED DEALER NEW 2022 CARS NEW 2022 CARS

LAVA AUXILIARY By Chris Graves The next meeting is October 20 at 6:30 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom by the stage. The excitement is growing for the upcoming Craft Fair on October 23 which will benefit the Veterans. See page 20 for more details on the event. The LAVA Auxiliary supports veterans through various fundraisers, such as this. The group also does other activities throughout the year to let veterans know that they are not forgotten. This meeting will focus on the final arrangements for the Craft Fair. ATTENTION LAKE ASHTON VOLLEYBALLERS By Debi Crosby Come out and join the group at the Pavilion on October 9 from 4 to 7 pm for a Splash into Fall Celebration! Bring your favorite beverage and a dish to pass. Put 2020 behind everyone! Music and paper goods will be provided, you just show up! Let’s PARTY! Any questions Contact Debi Crosby 954-736-7505 or Carolyn Bishop 919-606-8844. GENEOLOGY CLUB By Jane Imparl The Genealogy Club has made some exci t ing discoveries lately! One member found her greatgreat-grandmother after 10 years of searching. Another two members discovered they share a surname and may be related! Perhaps you would like to join this group and make some fun discoveries too. The next meeting is October 13 at 2 pm in the HFC Craft Room. All levels of expertise are welcome. $7,495 995 39 39

MIND&BODY FRIENDLY REMINDER FOR FITNESS CENTER USERS Please use the antibacterial wipes for all equipment used in the Fitness Center including resistance machines, free weights, benches, and even the cardiovascular equipment. This helps keep germs and viruses at bay and cleans the equipment, making the environment more pleasant for all users. Please see staff with any questions about the Fitness Center or other amenities. The next Clubhouse Fitness Center Orientation will be on October 6 at 1 pm. Please sign up on online form or at the information wall in the Clubhouse Ballroom. LA DANCE CLASSES Instructor: Connie Wilkinson, certified DVIDA Instructor (863.875.6728) Learn the Waltz Mondays October 4,11,18 & 25 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in HFC Community Center. FREE! No partner needed. For safety wear sturdy shoes — no flip flops please! DANCE CLASSES Instructor: Cheryl Winchester Mondays from 9 to 10 am HFC Basketball Court Promises to be filled with fun, no previous experience needed! Come when you can, relax and exercise while having fun! Hope you see you there! WOMEN’ S BIBLE STUDY The Lake Ashton Women’s Bible Study will begin Fall Sessions at 10 am on Wednesday, October 13, at the HFC. This year’s study will be the book of Exodus. Come join this group of women for a wonderful experience. 40 37 YOGA SHARE Participate in yoga to DVDs on Wednesdays at 8:45 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Sign up in advance at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. Questions? Call Sally Winfrey at 863.875.8134 or 316.516.2815. CREATE A CARD - NEW CLASS TIMES! Explore your creativity! Please join in for creative fun on October 19 to create your own lovely greeting cards. A guest expert will provide instruction, from beginner to expert, all supplies and equipment, and three beautiful cards to take home. No experience needed. Classes will be held in the HFC Sports Court at 9:30 am, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Subsequent classes will be on the 3rd Tuesday each month. The cost of each class is $10. Sign up sheets are located in the HFC -- reservations go quickly. Call Karen at 863-875-8414 with questions. BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING Instructor: Kay Lenherr October 9 at 1 pm Clubhouse Craft Room Topic: Magic of Fall Cost $35 — payable at class CERAMIC CHICKS Mary Bosman, Duncan Certified Instructor Wednesdays, 8 am to 1 pm, HFC Craft Room Bring your ceramics or purchase in the room. A kiln is available to fire your ceramics. ASTRONOMY NIGHT On December 11 at 7 pm Cleve with the Polk Imperial Astronomical Society will be back at Lake Ashton. This time he wants the topic to be the viewer's choice. Please submit topic suggestions via email to cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com by October 22. An email blast will be sent out the week of the 25th to vote on the topic for discussion.


LIVING WITH SNAKES AND ALLIGAT ORS Back by popular demand, Living with Snakes in Polk County and Living with Alligators seminars will be back at the HFC this October. Shannon Carnevale from University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Science will be back to provide information on Florida’s reptile neighbors. Living with Snakes in Polk County will be held on October 5 at 1 pm and Living with Alligators will be on October 19 at 1 pm. If you’re new to Lake Ashton or just want to educate yourself on snakes and alligators, these are the seminars for you. So, stop by the HFC and sign up today! CHEF’SSpecial November 10 at 5 pm Learn how to make garlic mustard filet mignon with julienned zucchini and carrots and eat it too, all for $15! The class is reserved for the first 20 residents to sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk PAMPER YOURSELF WITH A FACIAL SEMINAR Stop by the HFC and get yourself a FREE facial on October 14 at 1 pm. There will be a guest speaker who will provide you with some skin care techniques and able to answer any beauty questions you may have. Please sign up at the HFC. INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE Tuesdays from 3 to 5 pm and Thursdays ,10 am to noon. If interested, contact Liz Leigh (813.288.0809, leigh.elizabeth@gmail.com). 42 37 COOKING CLASS

PINK RIBBON BREAST CANCER GOLF TOURNAMENT presented by the Lake Ashton Ladies Golf Association benefitting the Watson Clinic Foundation NOVEMBER 9 see p. 28 for details sign up now for the

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