L.A. TIMES Lake Ashton Community Newsletter September 2022 100 Years of Captain Jack! see p. 8 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

NEWSLETTER STAFF Christine Wells Editor cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com 863.324.5457 Valerie McCutcheon Advertising Sales, Layout & Design valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Oct. Issue Deadline: Sept.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, 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. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ COVER PHOTO: NORM STERN 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) 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 863.326.1032 863.326.1032 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 SEPT. 2022 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 Assistant: Caroline Lane 863.324.6032 clane@lakeashtoncdd.com 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

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. SEPTEMBER 5 NO MONDAY COFFEE — LABOR DAY SEPTEMBER 12 • Birthdays and Anniversaries • Bite Me Monday — Donations of pet food and/or supplies for the Humane Society of Polk County • Featured Speaker: Lori Edwards - Polk County Supervisor of Elections • Featured Vendors: Bond Clinic, Denise Tessier with Tessier Law Group, and Matt Simpson with Edward Jones SEPTEMBER 19 NO MONDAY COFFEE — LACDD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Peanut Butter Monday — monthly collection of nonperishable items for a local food bank SEPTEMBER 26 • Blast from the Past with David Harrison • Featured Speaker: Medicare Fraud Self Defense • Featured Vendor: Groutsmith and Matthew Grubb with Morgan Stanley IN THIS ISSUE NEWS 6 LA LOOKS 16 SAFETY 18 MOVIES 22 EVENTS 24 GOLF 30 CLUBS 34 MIND & BODY 39 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS LAKE ASHTON (LW) CDD Monday, September 19, 9:30 am Clubhouse Ballroom LAKE ASHTON II (WH) CDD Friday, September 16, 9 am Health & Fitness Center 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 and 3rd Tuesdays at 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, 11 am to 4 pm (or by appointment) HFC OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER: 5:30 am – 10 pm daily CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY & TRASH/RECYCLING PICKUP The Clubhouse offices will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day. There will be no Monday Coffee. Normal operating hours will resume Tuesday, September 6. Residents in Winter Haven will have their trash and recycling picked up Tuesday, September 6, and Lake Wales will be picked up Saturday, September 10. Please do not bring your receptacles to the curb until Monday (WH) or Friday (LW) evening. Contact Republic Services with any questions at 863-665-1489. BE SURE TO SHOUT IT … BINGO! Join friends and neighbors for Bingo on Mondays in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Doors open at 5 and games start at 6:30. Cash prizes given away every Monday! There will be no Bingo on Monday, September 5 due to Labor Day. 6 NEXT MONTHLY MARKETS: September 14 and 28 from 8:30 to 11:30 am Clubhouse West Parking Lot BAXTER’ S QUAL ITY MEATS Clubhouse West Parking Lot Wednesdays from 8:30 to 11:30 am BOOKMOBILE September 14 and 28, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:15), Clubhouse West Parking Lot FOOD TRUCKS In the Clubhouse West Parking Lot - stay tuned to media for additions, changes, and menus! September 2, 11 am to 3 pm: Topsy’s September 5, 2:30 - 6:30: K&E Italian Kitchen September 9, 4 - 8 pm: Smokin’ Oak BBQ September 11, 2:30 to 6:30 pm: Kona Ice and Topsy’s Soul Food September 12, 11 to 6 pm: Top Dog September 13, 4 to 7:30 pm: K&E Italian Kitchen September 15, 4 to 7:30 pm: Tallulah’s Table by the Sea September 20, 11 am to 3 pm: Topsy’s Soul Food September 23, 4 to 7:30 pm: Sikes Southern BBQ September 25, 2:30 to 6:30 pm: Top Dog September 27, 4 to 7:30 pm: Tallulah’s Table by the Sea September 29, 4 to 7:30 pm: Smokin’ Oak BBQ NEW RESIDENT SOCIAL The next New Resident Social is September 14 at 2 pm in the Clubhouse. Sign up at either Activities Desk. Clubs and groups who want to set up a table can email cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com to reserve. SIGN UP FOR BLAST EMAILS Visit lakeashtoncdd.com or scan this QR code with your smartphone to be directed to the website where you can sign up to receive electronic news blasts from the Clubhouse and HFC, Eagle’s Nest, and/or Pro Shop.


RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: JACK DAVENPORT John (Jack) Arthur Davenport was born on August 9, 1922, in Newark, New Jersey. A birthday party to celebrate Jack’s 100th birthday was held on August 6 at the HFC. Jack is a Lake Ashton resident and WWII Navy Veteran who enlisted after Pearl Harbor, flew in the Pacific, and served in the Pentagon as a Navy Senate Liaison Officer. He has been married to his wife Betty for 31 years, and they have 12 children and 27 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren! He has lived in Lake Ashton since 2006. He and Betty founded the Lake Ashton Republican Club, and he has served as Chaplain of the Lake Ashton Veterans Association (LAVA). His family is also known for holding their annual Cheesecake Baking Contest at Lake Ashton! The contest has been going on for 30 years. Here’s to 100 years of memories. Happy Birthday, Jack! THANK YOU ! Thank you to the following residents for their help with the Restaurant Redesign Project and the countless number of volunteer hours they contributed. Stay tuned for a great reveal event coming soon! • Ann Heaton: labor help and overall design • Barbara Ann Comer & John Candler: photo contributions • BOLLA (Blankets of Love Lake Ashton): sewing the curtains that have been hung in the Restaurant Dining Room • Debbi Crosby: labor help • Dennis Krupinski: labor help & photo contributions • Larry Hillock: labor help 8

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE A SUCCESS ONCE AGAIN! By Carolyn Bishop The Wahneta Elementary School Principal, staff, teachers and most especially families would like to thank the Lake Ashton Community for their overwhelming generosity. The School Supply Drive has filled the school’s empty shelves and filled backpacks for every student at the school. Thank you to every resident who donated a check, supplies or time to make this a big success. Besides all the items dropped off at the HFC and Clubhouse from the general population, the Brennans and the Pinehurst Loop volunteers personally donated and filled over 300 backpacks with supplies at the HFC before getting delivered to the school. This was a remarkable showing of what one relatively small community group could accomplish! Thank you! NATIONAL GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY IS SEPTEMBER 28 Establish the mindset of a good neighbor with these five pillars for building great neighborhoods. The Good Neighbor Mindset 1. Connection. Introduce yourself and connect with others in your neighborhood. It simply starts by saying, “Hello." 2. Invitation. Invite neighbors to join you for a meal or something fun. Gather around a table because the Latin word "communitas" means the spirit of community and it's measured by the number of meals shared together. 3. Celebration. When it comes to birthdays, anniversaries or milestone moments in the lives of others, cheer them on and don't miss out on congratulating them. 4. Awareness. Keep your eyes and ears open. Stay attentive to the safety and security of the people and homes nearby. We are safer and stronger together. 5. Availability. Availability is the highest benefit of good neighbors who truly care and look out for one another. When needed, show up to help and support others living around you. Source: www.NationalGoodNeighborDay.com 9

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 Steve Realmuto, Assistant Secretary Budget and Finance 863-949-0304, steve.lacdd@gmail.com Office Hours: 2nd Monday, 10 am to noon in the Clubhouse Conference Room Debby Landgrebe, Assistant Secretary Reserve Study and HOA Liaison 863-268-8193, dlandgrebe@lakeashtoncdd.com LACDD NEWS By Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director There are only four more months left in the year and staff is busy wrapping up the entertainment schedule for 2023. There are so many fun things planned. Look out for the insert in the LA Times announcing the 2023 Entertainment Series Shows. Details for upcoming events including the Rockin' New Years Eve Party are listed on page 26. Information on how you can support the LALGA Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament by getting tickets to the Party in Pink and Tea for Tatas events are listed on page 24. Mark your calendar with the party dates on page 29. It is going to be a great four months! The Lake Ashton Community Development District Board of Supervisors met August 15 to adopt the budget for the 2023 fiscal year that begins on October 1, 2022. The Board voted on an operations and maintenance assessment of $2,269 per unit for FY 2023, a $300 increase. A digital copy of the adopted budget is available for viewing on lakeashtoncdd.com under "Budgets". The upcoming CDD Meeting schedule was also adopted and meetings will continue to be held on the third Monday of each month from October 2022 – September 2023. There are two exceptions: the meetings in January and February 2023 will be held on the fourth Monday (January 23 and February 27). A wrap up report of additional Board actions was sent out on August 19 via email. Residents that would like a copy of this report should email Christine at cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com. As many new residents are welcomed to the community, there is higher demand than ever for tickets and activity registrations. Please get in the habit of bringing a Lake Ashton identification card when coming to the Clubhouse to purchase tickets or when using any of the amenities at Lake Ashton. This is helpful in getting to know all of the new residents in Lake Ashton not to mention many events and activities are available to residents only when first released so bringing a resident ID helps to identify residents quickly. Residents may purchase tickets for their guests two weeks after tickets go on sale to residents. The only exception to this is the Entertainment Series Season Tickets which are available for residents only. If individual tickets are available then those may be purchased by residents for their guests, two weeks after tickets go on sale to residents. Please direct any questions to Christine at cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer (remember to stay hydrated) and don't forget hurricane season doesn't end until November 30. Stay prepared! Join the Garden Club, Supervisors, and Staff at the Clubhouse Pet Play Park on Tuesday, September 6 at 9 am to help install two Oak Trees. Gene the Barefoot Gardener will be helping with installing the trees and will also be answering any questions residents have regarding the trees and why they were chosen for this area. These trees will be at Lake Ashton for years to come for everyone to enjoy. 10

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LAIICDD NEWS By Mary Bosman, LAIICDD Community Director 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, Public Works, Infrastructure, Wetland Resident Project 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 - Budget, Planning 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 Hello September! Some of our residents will begin coming back to Lake Ashton this month and we welcome them back to some great events for this fall. The HFC Media Center welcomes any resident to help with the new 3D puzzle of the White House. If this is successful, we will get more of these. We have a couple of new activity opportunities that we’re working on, and staff is excited about them! After more of the details are ironed out, a news blast will be forthcoming soon. We’re always looking for expanding your choices for fun and learning, so if you have some additional ideas, we’d love to hear from you. There is a suggestion box inside the HFC Media Center or stop in and share in person. The LA II CDD Board met on August 19th. Very importantly, there will be no increase in the Operations and Maintenance assessments for FY 2023 for residents living in the Winter Haven area of Lake Ashton. It was voted upon to keep JaniKing Cleaning Services at the HFC. Stop in and say hello to Enrique… he’s cleaning Mondays thru Fridays. On Monday, August 29th there was a Joint Lake Ashton District Workshop to further discuss the Joint Amenities Policies. That information is not available at the time this LA Times is published, but media has been sent out regarding possible changes/additions to those policies. If you have any questions, please contact either the HFC Activities Desk or the Clubhouse Activities Desk. Formal minutes of these meetings can be found at the Lake Ashton II CDD website at lakeashton2cdd.com. Make sure to read The Lake Ashton West Connection this month as a very special person is in the resident highlight. Jack Davenport turned 100 years old recently and he’s our feature for this month’s edition. They are available at the HFC Reception Area. We’re always very interested in our residents, so if you are, or know of a person who would like to be featured, please contact mbosman@lakeashton2cdd.com. 12 Stop by the HFC Thursday, September 22 at 1 pm to sign up for a free produce bag with an informational seminar about healthcare plans. There will be a signup sheet next to the Activities Desk.


and by no means meant to be intrusive. Questions regarding security procedures can be directed to LACDD Supervisor and Chairman Robert Plummer at rplummer@lakeashtoncdd.com, or Community Director Christine Wells at cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com. ENERGY SAVINGS AT THE HFC • Stop by the Activities Office 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 • Are you willing to volunteer for a few hours on Election Day?LARC is holding Poll Watcher training on Wednesday, September 7 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the LA Clubhouse. Sarah Calamunci from CCDF will conduct the training. If you're interested please sign up at the Clubhouse. • A Lake Ashton quarterly litter clean-up event is scheduled for Thompson Nursery Road from Hwy. 27 to County Road 653 on September 29 at 9 am Please meet at the Clubhouse Lobby to pick up assignments, safety vests, trash bags and gloves. A sign-up sheet is available at the Clubhouse Information Wall. Have fun and get some exercise while keeping our community beautiful! Contact Linda Sandel if you have any questions at 863-368-0699 or Sandelly7@gmail.com. DRIVER'S LICENSE CHECKS Residents and guests entering via the visitors gate at the entrance located on Thompson Nursery Road should be prepared to show their driver's license when checking in with the Security Officer on duty. This is done to confirm the identity of the person entering the community. This is a procedure designed to add an additional level of security for residents' peace of mind 14 The final phase of the HFC LED lighting project is completed. The lights are brighter, and costs are going down due to this yearlong effort. There are also other ways to save energy at the HFC. When you are done with your event in any of the hallway rooms, please adjust the wall thermostat back to the 74-75 degrees which is the standard. The Fitness Room, the Community Center, the Sports Court, and the Racquetball Courts have programmed thermostats that are enclosed in a clear case. If you are using one of those rooms, staff will need to be notified well in advance of your event if you want a temperature change. The Fitness Room, however, will always be kept at the recommended 70 degrees for fitness training. Please call the Activities Office @ 863-595-1562 if you need assistance. The Activities Office is not open on weekends, so please call Monday thru Friday from 8 AM until 4 PM with requests. Last, but not least, closing the ice machine door and turning off the TV’s, fans, and lights when not in use will also help to conserve energy usage. We all need to be good stewards of energy consumption. PHOTO CONTEST Thank you to all the Lake Ashton residents who submitted their best shots representing life at Lake Ashton. Stay tuned to media in the month of September as blast emails will go out with instructions on how to vote for the winners.


LA LOOKS LA ( LW) HOA CORNER By David Muller Lake Ashton has the benefit of standards to keep the community beautiful. The CDD is responsible for everything from the end of your driveway throughout the community and the HOA is responsible for everything beginning at your driveway to your home. Your cooperation as a resident is what makes Lake Ashton beautiful. The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) helps you with your wishes for changes to your property within the standards already established by you, the general population. ARC Tracker is the new software program you must use to submit requests for changes. Go to arc.lakeashtonhoa.org, type in your email address, and you will be prompted to create a new account. LARGEST SELECTION OF INDOOR & OUTDOOR FANS ANYWHERE! TRADITIONAL MODERN CONTEMPORAR ANS An email from noreply@arctracker.email will be sent to you confirming the registration. Make sure to add this address to your contacts as this will be the email all ARC communication will come from. Once you have completed the registration process, you will be able to log in and enter an ARC Request (see top left). You will also be able to see all current ARC Requests from residents, request paint books, view the ARC Guidelines. The ARC and HOA Board of Directors need good people who want to uphold the community standards. Without you volunteering to help, we would not be able to keep Lake Ashton the community it is and keep it that way for the future. Everyone has things to do, people to see, fun and frolic and also some sort of responsibility as residents to keep Lake Ashton the place it is. Please consider becoming a member of the ARC by contacting the ARC Chair. Consider guiding Lake Ashton as an HOA Board member. Get on the ballot next election time. Show everyone you care about our standards. Think about helping out on committees and please attend meetings in person or virtually when given the opportunity. LA (LW) HOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BOD) Contact Information Management Company: Don Asher Michellette Ramos: 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 16 manager@lakeashtonhoa.org All Directors: directors@lakeashtonhoa.org To report a violation: include address, issue & photos, compliance@lakeashtonhoa.org President/Treasurer: Bob Prowant president@lakeashtonhoa.org Vice President Nancy Baker vp@lakeashtonhoa.org Secretary Tom Hevel secretary1@lakeashtonhoa.org Secretary2 David Muller secretary2@lakeashtonhoa.org Secretary3 Steve Hogan secretary3@lakeashtonhoa.org

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RETENTION PONDS DURING SUMMER MONTHS Wildlife Corner Photo & Article By Barbara Ann Comer Why is the algae in my pond not being treated? Lake Ashton CDD staff works closely with our aquatics contractor to ensure all treatments are being completed. During the summer months algae is fueled from the warm waters, sunny days, and large amounts of rain. Rain allows for “runoff” to seep into the ponds which provide food for unwanted plants, like algae. The aquatics technician is allowed to treat the ponds with approved chemicals and the frequency is every two weeks, which is determined by Southwest Florida Water Management District. My pond is full — will there be flooding if we have a hurricane? Each pond Lake Ashton CDD owns is designed to prevent flooding. Residents may notice a concrete structure in their pond. This man-made concrete structure is called an outfall structure. This is the discharge point for stormwater that prevents flooding and overflowing. Are algae blooms harmful? Algae is a natural component of the aquatic food chain and is not typically harmful to people. When will my pond begin to look better? The fall and winter months help substantially in reducing algae blooms. Cooler weather and less rain make pond conditions less desirable for algae to thrive. If there are any questions or concerns, email Matt Fisher at mfisher@lakeashtoncdd.com. Please view the insert provided in this issue provided by LACDD Supervisor Lloyd Howison for more information. The Little Blue Heron is a tricky one. It isn't always "blue." These small herons start out white and then get blotches of blue throughout their feathers (see above) before they finally turn totally "blue" (dark slaty blue - pictured at right) as full adults (at about a year old). Little Blues "part way through" can be very interesting looking! The way to tell an all white immature Little Blue Heron from a Snowy Egret is subtle at first. The Little Blue has dull yellow legs and feet (Snowy's have the golden slippers). Little Blues also have a thicker bill which is two-toned with a gray base and a dark tip. A bi-colored bill rules out Snowy. If the bird flies away uttering a squawk of annoyance it's probably a Little Blue. There are plenty of Little Blues at Lake Ashton to practice your identification skills on. Getting a photo can help. “If You’ve Got The Time, I’ll Make It Shine!” MOBILE DETAILING 863-440-4220 Derrick Gibson 17

SAFETY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH By Fay Wood, NW Chief Preparing For Hurricanes With Crime Prevention In Mind (courtesy of Law Enforcement) The opportunity for crimes to occur after a disaster, such as a hurricane, can increase if we don’t take a few steps of prevention. Assess your home for vulnerable areas: • Do a walk through of your home and property to evaluate roof, windows, garage doors and landscaping to determine what actions you may need to take. • Keep in mind tree limbs close to the home that could break windows; window locks that are loose; door jams that are weak and sliding glass doors without additional locks. Secure Your Home: Decide what actions need to be taken to protect your property (shutters, tree trimming, additional locks, or window film) to keep you and your family safe. Secure Property if Damage Does Occur: If you sustained damage, take immediate actions by assessing the damage and making arrangements to secure the property, even if it means temporary repairs. PEAK STORM SEASON Hurricane season ends November 30, but the peak storm season runs from mid-August to late October. All residents should be prepared for severe weather. A list of storm season tips can be found at lakeashtoncdd.com or at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. Pay attention to the lightning detection devices throughout the community and seek shelter when the sirens sound. 2022 Polk County Public Hurricane Shelter Map View this QR code with your smart phone camera then click on the web link displayed on the phone screen to see the full article. 18 Residents may access the map of Polk County hurricane shelters on LakeAshtonLiving.com by selecting the “Community” drop down at the top of the page and then selecting “LA CERT”

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MOSQUITO BITE PROTECTION A handout from the Florida Department of Health is available at the Clubhouse Information Wall and on lakeashtoncdd.com with tips on avoiding mosquito bites and the possible spread of mosquito-borne viruses. CITIZENS ASSISTED PATROL (CAP) By Mike Weissberg Citizens Assisted Patrol (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 the Clubhouse and HFC. For more information contact Mike Weissberg at 863-324-3541 (please leave a message). ENTRANCE GATE REMINDER Please be safe when coming through the community entrances. There have been recent reports of tailgating, speeding, cutting people off, and hitting gate arms. This is a busy area and Security Officers are often outside checking vendors and visitors in and we want that area to be as safe as possible for them and everyone else. Please keep in mind there will be a charge incurred by anyone that hits a gate and staff is required to reattach the gate or replace it. ROAD SAFETY Please keep in mind the streets in Lake Ashton are very narrow and there are many forms of traffic heightening the danger during busy times. The following practices will help alleviate dangerous situations on the road. Please encourage vendors doing work at your home to follow the practices below to ensure the roads of Lake Ashton are as safe as possible. Remember, a complete stop means stopping just before the white stop bar, whether before or after the posted stop sign. It only takes a moment to follow the traffic controls in place to potentially prevent a serious accident. • Do not park a vehicle directly parallel to another vehicle • Do not park on a curve • Park as close to the curb as possible 20 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.

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MOVI ES SEPTEMBER 6 — 8 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM THIRTEEN LIVES 2022 | PG-13 | 2H 22MIN Thirteen Lives recounts the incredible true story of the tremendous global effort to rescue a Thai soccer team who become trapped in the Tham Luang cave during an u n e x p e c t e d r a i n s t o r m . F a c e d w i t h insurmountable odds, a team of the world's most skilled and experienced divers -- uniquely able to navigate the maze of flooded, narrow cave tunnels -- join with Thai forces and more than 10,000 volunteers to attempt a harrowing rescue of the twelve boys and their coach. With impossibly high stakes and the entire world watching, the group embarks on their most challenging dive yet, showcasing the limitlessness of the human spirit in the process. SEPTEMBER 13 — 15 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM RISE 2022 | PG | 1h 53MIN After emigrating from Nigeria to Greece, the Antetokounmpo family struggles to survive and provide for their five children, while living under the daily threat of deportation. When they weren't selling items to tourists on the streets of Athens with the rest of the family, the brothers - Giannis (Uche Agada) and Thanasis (Ral Agada) - would play basketball with a local youth team. Latecomers to the sport, they discovered their great abilities on the basketball court and worked hard to become world class athletes, along with brother, Kostas (Jaden Osimuwa). With the help of an agent, Giannis entered the NBA Draft in 2013 in a long shot prospect that would change not only his life but the life of his entire family. And last season, Giannis and Thanasis helped bring the Milwaukee Bucks their first championship ring in 50 years, while Kostas played for the previous season champs, the Los Angeles Lakers. SEPTEMBER 20 — 22 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM ELVIS 2022 | PG-13 | 2H 39MIN Elvis's story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis's life, Priscilla Presley. SEPTEMBER 27 — 29 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING 2022 | PG-13 | 2H 5MIN Kya is an abandoned girl who raised he r s e l f t o adu l t hood i n t he dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh. ALL TUESDAY SHOWINGS ARE CLOSED CAPTIONED. CINEMA CAPACITY: 55

MAY 7 CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST MOVIES ARE SHOWN IN THE CLUBHOUSE CINEMA ON FRIDAYS AT 11 AM & 3 PM SEPTEMBER 2 GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS 1992 | R | 1H 40MIN Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Ed Harris and Alan Arkin chew the words of David Mamet's script (based on his own stage play) as a group of Chicago real estate salesmen vying for the best "leads" at a small firm that sells property in resort areas. SEPTEMBER 9 AT 11 AM (NO 3 PM SHOWING) THE SPACE BETWEEN 2010 | PG | 1H 26MIN A cynical, alcoholic flight attendant (Melissa Leo) and a PakistaniAmerican child prodigy find themselves both thrown together in the aftermath of the World Trade Center Attacks. SEPTEMBER 16 THE GOODBYE GIRL 1977 | PG | 1H 50MIN Ex-Broadway hoofer Paula (Marsha Mason) lives with her daughter in the New York flat of her most recent lost love, who has sublet the place. Enter brash actor and sublessee Elliot (Richard Dreyfuss, in an Oscar winning performance), who doesn't have the heart to oust them. A mismatch from the get-go, Paula and Elliot are mutually contemptuous. But that changes when his vulnerability shows after a wretched theatrical debut. SEPTEMBER 23 THE LAKE HOUSE 2006 | PG | 1H 39MIN A lonely doctor (Sandra Bullock), who once lived in a beautiful 23 lakeside home, falls in love via letters with its latest resident, a frustrated architect (Keanu Reeves). When they discover that they are living two years apart, the pair must unravel the mystery behind their incredible romance. SEPTEMBER 30 - 11 AM (NO 3 PM SHOWING) STRANGE BREW 1983 | PG | 1H 30MIN Hoping to snag some free beer by helping a brewery owner reclaim her business, goofy brothers Bob (Rick Moranis) and Doug (Dave Thomas) end up battling criminal Brewmeister Smith (Max von Sydow), who plans to take over the world by releasing his hypnotic suds to the public. Can the beerguzzling masses count on these "hosers" to save the day? Paul Dooley and Lynne Griffin also star in this gut-busting vintage comedy.

EVENTS HUMP DAY KARAOKE Celebrate making it halfway through the week with karaoke on the second Wednesday of each month with DJ Wayne! The next karaoke date will be September 14. Get your $2 tickets at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. BYOB! TOGA PARTY AT THE HFC Party like the Greeks at the LA Toga Party! Stop by the HFC September 23 to celebrate a night from 7 to 10 pm. The Toga theme party stars DJ Wayne as the disc jockey. Togas are not mandatory, but there will be prizes for the “Top Togas.” It's just a night full of music and dancing with your friends and neighbors. Party like it's MCMXCIX! JEWISH HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES The Lake Ashton community is invited to attend the Jewish High Holiday Services. Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) will be September 25 at 7 pm in the HFC Community Center. Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) will be October 4 at 7 pm in the HFC Community Center. Yizkor (Memorial Service) will be October 5 at 2 pm in the HFC Community Center. All residents are encouraged to attend and find out why the New Year is celebrated in September. For more info, contact David Harrison at 863-326-6418. SUNDAY FUNDAY Live music in the Clubhouse Ballroom, good times, great memories, need we say more? Get your $3 tickets at the Clubhouse Activities Desk. September 11 — Music: Rick Arnold 24 Food truck: Kona Ice and Topsy’s Soul Food September 25 — Music: George Morris Food Truck: Top Dog Event is from 3 – 6 pm and you can bring your own drinks and snacks, or purchase food from the food truck in the Parking Lot. PARTY IN PINK Join the fight against breast cancer on October 14 and help raise funds for the LALGA Pink Ribbon urnament at the Clubhouse’s Party in Pink! A roaring good time will be had with Dueling Pianos for the entertainment and a perfectly pink snack bar will be available to munch on during the event. The Dueling Pianos performers will also be donating a portion of their tips to the LALGA Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament, so be sure to bring your requests and cash with you! BYOB! Tickets go on sale for $20 on September 5 after Monday Coffee at the Clubhouse Activities Office. TEA FOR TATAS Help raise awareness for breast cancer by breaking out your best décor for Tea for Tatas at the Clubhouse on October 20 at 12 pm. Have a blast decorating your table with whatever tickles your fancy, but don’t forget your tea cups! Tickets are available for $15, please indicate if you would like to decorate your own table or if you would like to sit at a table already decorated. A selection of tea sandwiches and petite desserts will be brought to each table and a tea bar with hot and iced tea will be available. Our own LALGA will be in attendance raising money for the Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament so bring cash or checks to give donations towards a great cause! Tickets go on sale September 12 at the Clubhouse Activities Office after Monday Coffee.


PARTY IN THE CITY! CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR NEW YORK STYLE IN THE CLUBHOUSE BALLROOM! 7 PM TO DEC 31ST New York Style Small Plates: • Italian sausage & peppers on Italian bread • Roast beef bruschetta • Fresh shrimp ceviche • Pasta station with chicken or vegetables • Pizza logs • Fruit and cheese display • Champagne toast • BYOB! MIDNIGHT Two bands will be rockin’ all night with live performances! Tickets: $50 at the Clubhouse Activities Office Noisemakers, novelty toys, and lots of confetti provided! Lake Ashton’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve!


20 YEARS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES AT LAKE ASHTON! 2023 marks 20 years of the Entertainment Series at Lake Ashton! Check out the insert in this issue for information on this year’s acts: January 27 - The Bronx Wanderers February 3 - Steve Solomon February 17 - Shake Baby Shake February 24 - Forbidden Broadway March 9 - Gary Puckett and the Union Gap March 31 - The Edwards Twins Current Season Ticket holders can renew their tickets October 3 — 28 Upgrade and Exchange Period for Current Season Ticket Holders will be November 1 -- 4 New Season Tickets are on sale November 14 — December 23 You don't want to miss this series of shows! Entertainment Series season tickets are for residents only and you must have a valid Lake Ashton Resident ID or Driver's License with a Lake Ashton address listed in order to purchase. Take a look at page 6 for information on when Lake Ashton Resident IDs are issued. Sign up for any of the below trips at the Clubhouse Activities Desk with a check payable to Small World Tours. Activity Level 1: anyone can go on this trip, appropriate for all mobility levels Activity Level 2: some uneven sidewalks, possibly stairs, walking a block or more, more strenuous SEPTEMBER 7 - 8: FT. MYERS MURDER MYSTERY DINNER TRAIN & EDISON AND FORD ESTATES - $325/PERSON (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, $65 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT). ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT! PAYMENT IS DUE IN FULL ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 OCTOBER 15: FALL ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL - $39/PERSON ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 **NEW! SECOND DATE ADDED FOR THIS TRIP — OCTOBER 16! NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2: ST. AUGUSTINE - $479/PERSON (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, $145 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT) . ONLY 8 SPOTS LEFT! ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 Lake Ashton BusTrips 28

HATS ON FOR ALZHEIMER’S By Judy Puntureri & Kristy McKibben Join your friends and neighbors for a fun afternoon of lunch and shopping Wednesday, November 9 the Lake Ashton Ballroom, and all for a wonderful cause! The Babes in Lakeland 'store' will open at 11 am just prior to lunch, and stay open until 3 pm. Plus, enjoy a 10% discount on anything you purchase. Why not whet your appetite by checking out babesinlakeland.com prior to arriving! Tickets will go on sale on October 10 after Monday Coffee. LAPAC FALL FUN & CORN MAZE By Cheryl Winchester Fall is coming faster than we think. LAPAC (Lake Ashton Performing Arts Corp.) is holding a giant corn maze along with other exciting activities. So mark your calendar for Saturday, November 12, and stay tuned for more details to follow! CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE By Debby Landgrebe & Lynn Shelton Here’s hoping everyone has been enjoying the summer and while it’s still pretty warm outside, let’s start thinking of cooler temperatures and ‘that wonderful time of the year.’ Please be sure you mark the calendar for the beautiful FROSTED CRYSTAL CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE planned for Friday, December 9 in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Music will be provided by B.Haven, one of Central Florida's premier bands. A catered buffet dinner includes a Beef Carving Station, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Vegetable Lasagna, along with the sides we enjoy so 29 CALLING ALL CRAFTERS! The LA Purple Stars, your Relay For Life Team, will be sponsoring a booth selling hand crafted items at the December 14 Lake Ashton Bi-Monthly Market. 100% of the proceeds of all donated items sold will go to the American Cancer Society. Items are needed to fill the booth. If you have a craft you enjoy, please consider making one to donate, and share this info with your crafty friends. There are a limited amount of supplies available to share if needed. The Purple Stars will also be contacting businesses in the area, asking for donations. Please Contact Judy Ridpath at 650-678-1174 with any questions. UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE CLUBHOUSE BALLROOM • November 12 – Fall Festival • December 14 – Holidays Around the World • January 17 — Lake Ashton Club Fair • January 20 — LA Purple Stars Chili Cook-off • January 21 – LA Cruise-In Car Show • February 14 – Valentine’s Day with Elvis much will be provided by a favorite, Cam's Catering. Don’t forget to BYOB. Tickets will be on sale for $40 each starting September 12 at Monday Coffee, check only. Tickets will be on sale at the Clubhouse Activities Office. Please provide the names of each person if you reserve a table. Call Debby Landgrebe with questions at 863-268-8193. Looking forward to a festive, decked-out crowd and a wonderful, fun time, so plan on coming!

GOLF LALGA By Lydia Fichtman The LALGA is sponsoring another creative event for the entire Lake Ashton golf community. Coming off a successful Nine, Wine and Dine, Martinis, Mulligans and Munchies will take place on Friday evening, September 30 at 4 pm. The event will include a nine-hole scramble with each team having a mulligan to use at their discretion, five incredibly delicious martini tastings with food pairings to match. Get your foursome together and sign up beginning September 12. In preparation for the return of the snowbirds, the league is working hard to create tournaments and activities for all to enjoy. November 6 will kick off the Pink Ribbon Tournament with a dance featuring the Rusty Trumpet Band. A prize will be awarded for the best decorated table. This year, the entire table must be purchased in full for $80. There will be no $10 deposit required. Get together with your friends and buy your table(s) beginning October 1. Also available at the dance will be a preview of the Silent Auction items. Raffle tickets will be sold (5 for $10) so don’t miss out on a chance to win some of the amazing raffles. This year, in order to make the tournament and luncheon run more smoothly the committee has decided to make it a Chinese Auction rather than a straight raffle. You may choose the items you wish to win. Good luck! Two days later, November 8, the Pink Ribbon Scramble Tournament will take place with a luncheon to follow. All funds raised benefit the Watson Clinic Foundation and to date Lake Ashton has donated just over $80,000. The committee is hoping to exceed the $100,000 donation mark this year. So, sponsor the event, buy your dance and raffle tickets, mulligans, bows, socks, shoelaces, flowers and bid on the silent auction items; all in an effort to help support this remarkable cause. 30 January 16/17 is the Solheim Cup with the pairing party on January 10. February 6/7 will host the Member-Member Tournament.So pick your partner early. Come out with your friends, enjoy the camaraderie and compete to win. See you all on the course! Meet Alina Lindstrom Alina has just recently joined the LALGA. Born in Cuba, Alina lived much of her life in South Florida. She has worked for several companies but has spent most of her adult life as a paralegal. She met her husband John in Coconut Grove and eight months after their first date they were married. Alina says, “John is the nicest person you would ever want to meet.” They were married on July 4 and just celebrated their 37th anniversary. Alina and John have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. For 8 ½ years Alina and John traveled the country in their RV. In 2020, while walking their dog, Alina noticed an RV with a Lake Ashton license plate. She remarked to John that it was time they settled down and sold the RV. After fully investigating everything Lake Ashton had to offer, they decided that LA was where they wanted to spend their golden years. John wanted golf and Alina, activities. Alina began playing golf four years ago with a year of lessons at the Sebring’s Municipal Golf Course. After moving to LA she met Karen Ferrande who introduced her to the Niners. She played with the Niners for a bit before she decided to move over to the LALGA so she “could beat her husband in golf.” As hobbies, Alina makes landscape quilts, plays pickleball, bowls, reads and loves to travel. Alina is excited to be a part of the LALGA and thinks the league has a “lovely group of ladies. “Every lady I’ve met so far is a boatload of fun,” according to Alina. She is “looking forward to spending many years of enjoyment in this community.” Welcome to the league, Alina Lindstrom!

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LA NINERS By Marti Schmidt ANOTHER Hole-InOne! On July 14, during Mixer League, Marti Schmidt (yes, this author, pictured at left) got a hole-inone on 3 West (yes, the dreaded overthe-water-shot). Two Niners actually made hole in ones during the month of July – must be some kind of record here at Lake Ashton! Janet Luke was featured for her feat in the previous issue of the LA Times. If you were wondering, here’s a bit of information about our league: The LA Niners Golf Association is organized for weekly play of nine holes of golf. Our league is a great place for beginners to learn the game of golf, its rules and etiquette, and for seasoned golfers to improve and continue their love for the game in a very comfortable, encouraging, and social environment. We enjoy different and fun games of nine-hole golf each week, monthly lunch with friends, occasional tournaments with other leagues and season opening and ending luncheons. It’s a great way to meet other golfers, have a good time, and create long lasting friendships. There are annual and summer membership options. Niners membership has grown to over 100 players. The next season starts on October 4. Looking forward to seeing you all there! Still have questions? Ready to join? Contact Janet at jan.mutz@gmail.com for more info! If you make a holein-one, send your name, date, hole, and course number to be featured in the LA Times to valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com

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CLUBS LAVA AUXILIARY By Chris Graves BOLLA By Linda Warden The meeting this month is September 21 at 6:30 pm in the ballroom near the stage. This will be a very focused meeting regarding the upcoming Craft Fair and upcoming events to support the troops. Although there were no meetings this summer, the Team Captains for the various committees have been busy. Anyone considering joining this group is invited to come by. It will be a wonderful opportunity to experience the generosity of this group and of course, your VP here is about smiles. The 2022 Craft Show is October 22 and bakers are needed! The Craft Show Bake Shop was very successful last year. The top items sold were cookies, banana bread or other loaf breads (large or small). Pies and cakes were also popular. In addition, we invite you to support our vendors. Call Chris at 863514-5368 or Joan at 239-851-7899. LAVA VIDEO INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY BOLLA wants to give a big thank you to Vicki Creek and her team and the ladies of Sew What for all their help. These ladies finished the edges of some of the blankets and ponchos that BOLLA gives to the schools and the homeless. Great job, ladies! This mission couldn’t be done without the help of the giving people in this wonderful community. As always, BOLLA meets on Monday at 1 pm in the Clubhouse Craft Room. Please join! GENEALOGY CLUB MEETING By Jane Imparl Do you have records and documents collected for your ancestors but don't know what to do with them? Come to the meeting September 14 at 2 pm in the HFC Craft Room, and learn how to get organized. Learn and enjoy the company and camaraderie of your friends and neighbors at the same time. For more information, contact Jane at 815-545-6655. GARDEN CLUB By Lyn Davis The Garden Club team LAVA is hosting a video interview team from the Library of Congress that will visit Lake Ashton October 8 & 9 to interview local veterans. You do not need to be a LAVA member to be interviewed. This is the team’s third visit to Lake Ashton because of the large veteran population and their willingness to share their military stories. Interviews are open to Lake Ashton veterans of all branches and ranks, whether or not they served in a combat zone. Each interview lasts approximately 45 minutes after a brief orientation and will be held in the Clubhouse Card Room. Veterans wishing to be interviewed must have appointment — contact LAVA coordinator Cal Posner at calposner@aol.com or 678-464-7331 to schedule. There is no charge for the interviews and they will be available to the public at the library’s website under the “Veterans History Project” tab. has been busy planning for fall even though meetings have been on hiatus. This past August 34 the Garden Club helped Camp Lake Ashton construct patio stones. The talent in the community, support and participation was outstanding! The club also provided plants for the macrame planters that many talented people made in the Camp Lake Ashton macrame event! Please join the group on September 14 in the Craft Room at 10 am. Ideas for the fall, how to move forward, and what members value for future meetings will be discussed. A special thank you to Activities Assistant Caroline who felt confident in the club, provided support ,and made Camp Lake Ashton a success!

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LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB By Shelley Miller The Lake Ashton Democratic Club monthly meeting is September 1 via Zoom and in-person at the HFC. Social time with snacks will be from 4 to 4:30. Please bring your own beverage. The in-person General meeting and Zoom will start at 4:30. The September speakers are Veysel Dokur, candidate for Florida State Senate seat, and Markeishia Smith, candidate for Polk County Commission, District 4. Email lakeashtondemocraticclub@gmail.com for more information. LA REPUBLICANS By Brenda Bush-Sayre The Lake Ashton Republican Club will meet on September 28 at the Clubhouse. Social time begins at 3:30 pm, with the meeting following at 4. At this month’s meeting, winners of the August 23rd primaries as well as other candidates running for election in November will speak. As a followup on two previous events, there was a fantastic turnout for the Candidate Jamboree in July and a great 100th birthday tribute to Jack Davenport on August 6. Mark your calendars for the annual Christmas Party coming up December 3! Contact: Brenda Bush-Sayre, bbs1954@icloud.com, 813-313-9911. SINGLES CLUB By Maureen Ziegler LA Singles is a social group that plans activities for single residents. The group meets monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 2 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. In August, the group discussed several outings and get togethers. Plans were discussed for dinners and lunches during August. The Single Mingle held on the third Thursday of the month in the Pavilion will be moved during the remaining hot months. In August, it was held in the HFC Craft Room. If you would like to take part in activities with other singles, attend the meeting on September 4. LA SWIM CLUB By Sandy White Attention, residents who like to swim for fitness & health but don't feel safe doing it alone. The LA Swim Club solves that safety i ssue by offering three workout times each week (Mondays at 6 pm, Wednesdays at 1:45 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am). Swimmers either follow a club-provided written workout or do their own thing. For those who wish to improve stroke efficiency or learn new sk i l l s , the c l ub' s vol unteer i ns t ruc tor / coach provides tips. Many club members enjoy the camaraderie and swim simply for fitness. For those who like (or need) motivation, the club has a swim-for-distance challenge chart and we encourage members to participate in regional Senior Games Swimming competition. The competition is divided by gender and age (5-year groupings from 50 to 100+). Speaking of which, we have four members who will compete in the 21st Annual Gainesville Senior Games swim meet on September 11. 36

The club wishes good luck and fast swims to Cathy Liska, Sandy Papineau, Sharon Swanson, and Gena Thornburg. Joining the club is free. For more info., email Coach Sandy at sandyw1994@aol.com. Come join us, your grandchildren will be surprised when you show them your skills! LA ROCKERS By Connie Strassberg Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer; those days of painting, and friendships, and cheer. Time sure flies when having a good time and now summer is almost done. The group will continue to meet in the HFC Community Center on alternate Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm. Various members will continue to share their skills and you can do a lot of "paint what you enjoy painting". The point is not to paint a master piece, but to have a good time. Newcomers are always welcome and will be lent the supplies needed for your first meeting. A lot of people say that they want to come but can't paint or draw. Well, we proved that isn't necessary in one of the classes in August when everyone dropped different colored paint on rocks and created a pattern by blowing through a straw. After the rock dried, words were written on the unique backgrounds — and voila, pieces of art that your friends in Lake Ashton love to find. If you are here and want to enjoy a lovely afternoon with a great group of people, please join the meetings September 7 and 21. In order to attend, join the Facebook group "LA Rockers" or contact MJ Richards (mjmrichards517@gmail.com) or Connie Strassberg (cbs1949@aol.com) to say you are coming. If the meeting has to be canceled at the last minute, it will be posted on the LA Rockers Facebook group page. If in doubt, check before you come. Also, please continue sending prayers for Alice Mayer's recovery — your prayers are seriously working wonders. FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATES! FLOORING - BLINDS - SHUTTERS - SHOWER REMODELS 29710 US Hwy 27, Dundee 863-439-7500 37 www.jimsfloordepot.com

MIND&BODY ASL CLASSES American Sign Language Classes begin September 6 with the Beginning Class at 1 pm and Intermediate at 2 in the Clubhouse Ballroom. If you haven't already contacted Shelley with your name and which class you want to attend, email shelleyknee@gmail.com to be added to the class list. Beginning class will be using an easy book called "Signing For Kids" by Mickey Flodin. ISBN 0-399-51672-7 Available on Amazon both new and in used condition. For new students: beginner class won’t go too fast, but you will have to do your part and practice between lessons. Questions? Contact Shelley Knee at 864-363-2014. GROWING COOL SEASON VEGETABLES Join UF/IFAS Extension experts to learn how to plant, grow, and harvest a cool season garden in Central Florida. Sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall. This free class will be held September 21 at 1 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. FLU SHOTS September 26, October 24, and November 14 from 8:30 to 10 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Bring your insurance card. CLASSICAL MUSIC APPRECIATION / MUS IC HISTORY SERIES Join Ken Hoffman, a retired Lake Ashton resident who has taught classical music history courses for nearly a decade at various institutions including the Continuing Education Department at the University of North Florida, as he takes residents through the history of classical music chronologically, starting with the Medieval era, going to the mid-20th century. Hundreds of great musical works will be explained as well as the lives of the composers who wrote them. Residents will discuss music in the context of the other arts of the era, as well as historical events that influenced the arts; politics, wars, religion, science and technology, the rise of the middle class, the Enlightenment, etc. Sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall as space is limited. This class will be held Mondays at 3 pm in the Clubhouse Cinema, starting October 3. CAREGIVERS SUPPORT An all-encompassing Caregiver Support Group facilitated by the Alzheimer's Association will be held on the third Tuesday of each month through December, beginning October 18 at 11 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. This group is for Caregivers and Care partners of people living with Alzheimer's, Dementia, Parkinson's, ALS, Cancer, and Diabetes. People who are living with the disease are welcome to attend with their care partner. We will meet together for approximately 30 minutes and then the group will split into two separate groups with two separate facilitators. This support group is conducted by trained facilitators and is a safe place for everyone to develop a support system. Exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs, and concerns, and learn about community resources. Sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall. 39

ART’S GOLF CARS, INC. NEW! 2022 E-Z-GO Liberty ✦ Same length as standard 4-passenger ✦ 2-Seats facing forward FULLY EQUIPPED! Lithium Battery 8 Year Warranty BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING Instructor: Kay Lenherr September 10 at 1 pm Clubhouse Craft Room Autumn Days Cost $35, payable at class. Sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall by noon on September 9 FUSED GLASS CLASSES Fused Glass Beach Scene September 22 from 9 am to 12 pm at the HFC Craft Room — $35 AUTHORIZED DEALER Call Art Hobson anytime: 863-439-5431 29630 U.S. Highway 27 • Dundee, FL 33838 artsgolfcars@aol.com • Sales and Service Family Owned & Operated Since 1987 ART’S GOLF CARS, INC. 2022 EV.2 ELITE $ 7,495 FINANCING AVAILABLE! Fused Glass Garden Stake September 30 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Clubhouse Craft Room — $35 Sign up at or call the location that the class will be held: Clubhouse: 863-324-6032 or HFC: 863-595-1562 CELEBRATE THE SEASONS! Beginners can sign up to learn to paint with watercolor with artist Freddie Combs. Join these half day classes to create a painting décor for holiday use. Complete an entire painting in a matter of hours. Class dates are September 16, October 14, November 11 from 1:45 to 3:30 pm in the HFC Craft Room. $30 per session, $35 materials included. Sign up at the HFC Activities Desk to secure a limited spot and receive a list of supplies. 29630 U.S. Highway 27 • Dundee, FL 33838 artsgolfcars@aol.com • Sales and Service Family Owned & Operated Since 1987 40 CREATE A CARD Please join the group on September 20 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. Class will be held in the HFC Sports Court at 10 am. The cost is $10. Sign up quickly at the HFC, as reservations go quickly. Join in for creative fun! Call Karen at 262-497-3272 with questions or further detail.

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. DIY RUSTIC WOOD PUMPKINS CRAFT Set your creativity free by making your very own Fall décor! For $5 you are able to make a set of 3 rustic wood pumpkins in the Clubhouse Ballroom on October 11 at 10 am. All needed materials and instructions are included in the cost. This craft is totally customizable! Please sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Office by September 23. HAPPY HOUR DANCE CLASS Instructor: Cheryl Winchester Thursdays from 3 to 4 pm with a glass of ? afterwards (BYOB). Meet at the HFC basketball court for lots of fun and energy. No need for previous dance experience or to be in attendance weekly. Questions? Contact Cheryl Winchester at 305-725-4946. LA DANCE CLASSES - RUMBA Instructor: Connie Wilkinson, certified DVIDA Instructor (863.875.6728) Mondays in September from 4:30 to 5:30 in the HFC Community Room. FREE! No partner needed! W.A.V. E . Instructor: Sue Fitzgerald certified AFAA, ACE and ASFA (904.566.2846) Water Aerobics with Variety for Everyone returns October 1 and are held every Saturday at 3 pm in the HFC indoor pool. Welcome back and we look forward to meeting new participants. Come join the fun! Please call Sue with any questions. ART’S GOLF CARS, INC. The Fun Starts Here! Go to artsgolfcars.com click on the ‘BUILD YOUR OWN’ button to BUILD your own ONWARD! y ★★★ WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF PARTS & ACCESSORIES ★★★ Owner Art Hobson CALL ART ANYTIME FOR APPOINTMENT ● 863-439-5431 SALES AND SERVICE ● 863-439-5431 WE SERVICE ALL MAKES 2-Passenger Onward Lithium Club Car FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1987 29630 U.S. Hwy. 27 ● Dundee, FL 33838 ● artsgolfcars@aol.com 41 AUTHORIZED DEALER

LA STEPPERS The popular fitness class from the 90’s is also popular here in Lake Ashton, and will continue this fall on Thursdays, October 6, November 3, and December 1 at 5 pm in the HFC Community Room. Class duration is 1 hour. Prior to class there will be a refresher of basic steps. Participants must bring their own step. There is no charge for this class. Certified Instructor is LA Resident Sue Fitzgerald. Questions? Call Sue at 904-566-2846. YOGA SHARE Participate in yoga to DVDs on Wednesdays at 8:45 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Sign up in advance at the Clubhouse Information Wall. Questions? Call Sally Winfrey at 863.875.8134 or 316.516.2815. WILLS, TRUSTS, & LIFETIME PLANNING 2023 BOOT CAMP This monthly boot camp will teach you how to create a Lifetime Comprehensive Plan. Jason Penrod, Board Certified Elder Law Expert, Financial Advisor, & founder of Family Elder Law, will lead you on a stepby-step year-long journey towards “peace of mind”. Email Agnus (avera@familyelderlaw.com) to enroll as space is limited. Classes begin in January 2023 in the Clubhouse Cinema. January: “Where do I start? Estate vs. Lifetime Planning?” February: “Who will make my medical decisions?” March: “Who will protect my assets and pay my bills?” April: “Who will receive my assets when I die? Will my family have to probate?” May: “What is the best way to avoid probate?” June: “Should I have a Trust? What does “Funding Your Trust” mean?” July: “How do I know medical bills will be covered? Medicare?” August: “Will can I protect what I have? Do I have enough to last my lifetime?” September: “How will I pay for nursing home care?” October: “Am I forgetting something?” November: “What if life happens? When should I review my plan?” December (Graduation!): “How do I share my “peace of mind” & bless others?” 42

Lake Ashton’s September 29 - 6 pm Clubhouse Ballroom Music Jimmy & Eckhard will provide traditional German folk entertainment. Enjoy lively music complete with singing. yodeling.and folk instruments! Food Soft Pretzels w/ Beer Cheese & Mustards Marinated Roasted Pork w/ Mustard and Coriander Gravy Bratwurst w/ buns, Sauerkraut & Pickled Red Cabbage Warm German Potato Salad Warm Apple Strudel BYOB! Tickets: $45 at the Clubhouse Activities Office

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