Friday, December 23, 2011

Southern Meadow gives back to Homebound Seniors

48 stars were picked up from the Dover Modern Maturity Center and placed on the Christmas Tree in the Southern Meadow Clubhouse. The red and yellow stars is a homebound senior's wish list. By participating in this program we helped to make sure that a homebound senior received a Christmas gift.

The Ladies stringing up the star for the tree....



The stars stated if you were shopping for a male/female, with a wish list of items priced between $10-$12. Wrap the gift, attach the star and drop it off at the clubhouse. We had a whole entire trunk of gifts that was dropped off at the Dover Modern Maturity Center!

The star on a gift!



Thank you to everyone who made a senior's wish come true!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Cookie Exchange 2011

In honor of the Holiday Season Southern Meadow will be hosting a Holiday Cookie Exchange. Each person was asked to bake a batch of cookies and bring the recipe over to the Clubhouse to share. There was an awesome assortment thumbprints, red velvet, oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip dates, molasses, shortbread and my favorite the crescent (or the wedding cookie).

Can you guess the person behind the cookie recipe??

Happy Holidays from Southern Meadow!

Happy Hanukkah



The Festival of Lights is upon us. Hanukkah is a joyous holiday, allowing us eight full days of extra added illumination. A celebration centered around one word, that being miracle.

As you celebrate the Festival of Lights may your home be bright with happiness and love.

Happy Hanukkah to all
~ Your friends at Southern Meadow

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Staff Schedule for Christmas and New Year's



So that the staff of Southern Meadow can enjoy the holidays with their families the office hours will be as follows

December 22 closing at 12:30

Closed December 23-26 December 30 - January 2

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Southern Meadow Team of Investors Realty!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Southern Meadow Christmas Bash!

Tis' the season to be jolly FA LA LA LA LA......another party! Southern Meadow's Annual Christmas Party 2011 was at Vincenzo's Restaurant in Dover, DE. OMG the amount of food!! We could have fed a small army! Starting with appetizers that included 2 kinds of pizza, 2 kinds of chicken wings and calamari we moved onto salad and then an entree. The selection was endless, pouring out from the kitchen came scampi, lasagna, stuffed flounder, veal saltimboca on and on! Everyone had a wonderful time wrapping the day up with coffee, cake and gift exchange at the clubhouse!

We took up a whole room in the restaurant




Mr. S. is always smiling and looking quite spiffy all dressed up!






As always a wonderful time with friends old and new! Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Decking the Halls!

Wow how time flies when you are having fun! Everyone is already gearing up for Christmas which is right around the corner and decorating the clubhouse was at the top of the list so everyone can enjoy it throughout the holiday season! We were right on top of things this year and had the clubhouse decorated before Thanksgiving! We had a beautiful fall day, no wind in sight made hanging the lights easier then last year! The tree was decked out in silver and gold and we even had a train platform....Polar Express can't touch us! After the decorations were up everyone enjoyed sandwiches and cake for dessert. We even had play money and people were able to bid on things at an auction. Fun times with people old and new and next year will be even bigger! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!

Franco's Dine In


November's Dine In was at Franco's Restaurant in Dover. Everyone received 10% off their entree. Good times, lots of laughs and delicious food!

Celebrations!


November has been a blockbuster of celebrations at Southern Meadow. We had the Thanksgiving Covered Dish Party, a Holiday Decorating Party and 2 Birthday Parties!
I think everyone has had more then their share of birthday cake......

The first birthday party was for Rosalie. Telling Rosalie that there was a surprise party for another person, she came armed with her own appetizer and a gift! Was she ever surprised!

Getting Ready to toast the person she thought the party was for!


What?? This is for me??


OMG I bought an appetizer and a gift to my own party!!


The Gang is all here



A surprise 70th Birthday Party for Mary Jane, the turnout was HUGE!

Meeting a bunch of Southern Meadow Ladies for lunch at the Stargate Diner they all came back to the clubhouse for cake. Mary Jane was SO surprised!

Good Times with Good Friends

Presents Presents and More Presents!

OHHHH Wine!

What are you going to do with that mask?

Let's have CAKE!

Craft Fair


What a beautiful day to have a Craft Fair. The weather was perfect, no rain, no snow and no wind! A gorgeous fall day! The ladies of Southern Meadow had a craft fair with a chinese auction followed by a catered chinese dinner. They raised over $250 for the Delaware Food Bank. That is an amazing amount of money to contribute to an organization that helps so many people.

The Chinese Auction



The Craft Table


Southern Meadow Pinochle


Hi Everyone! Here at Southern Meadow we have a Pinochle group that meets every Monday at 2 pm in the Clubhouse. We play Double Deck Pinochle with Partners. If you've played Pinochle in the past and would like to start again, please join us. For those of you who have never played and would like to learn, we'd be glad to teach you. It's not that hard to learn. It's a perfect way to spend an afternoon with your neighbors. So please come and join in on the fun and we'll see you every Monday at 2 pm!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Staff Schedule for Thanksgiving


So that the staff of Southern Meadow can enjoy the holidays with their families the office hours will be as follows

Closed
November 24th and 25th

We wish you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

AARP Defensive Driving Course


Southern Meadow AARP Refresher Driver Course....

What a great way to save on your insurance. Take the AARP Refresher Driver Course and learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenged driving environment.

Need to take the AARP Basic Class? Have no fear, the time is near. Sign up in the clubhouse. The course is November 18 at 9 am! Cost is $14 for non-members $12 for members and military and spouses are free!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thanksgiving Covered Dish Party!



What more can I say? Another fabulous Covered Dish Party at Southern Meadow!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Halloween Bash at Southern Meadow




" Halloween! Halloween!
Oh what SPOOKY things I've seen!
Bats and mice
and goblins too!
They're all invited,
and so are you!
We're having a Monster Bash!"


An awesome party October 31 at 5 pm in the Clubhouse for Pizza, salad and dessert!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Southern Meadow Crafters


Hi Everyone! Do you know how to knit, crochet or sew? If not, would you like to learn? Come join the crafty ladies of Southern Meadow on Wednesdays at 2 or 7 pm and Thursdays at 2pm. The crafty ladies of Southern Meadow will be in full swing sharing their talents and ideas and making things for our "Outreach" programs.

The knitting a crocheting group meets on Wednesdays at 2 pm and 7 pm. On Thursdays, our seamstresses meet at 2 pm.

Our crafters get together on a weekly basis to share ideas, teach new stitches or techniques, or share patterns for our various projects. Even if you're working on something for yourself you're welcome to come and join us. It's a great way to pass the time and it's always more fun doing things together in a group with your great friends here at Southern Meadow.

Over the last year we've been busy making lap blankets, scareves, hats, mittens, baby and children's blankets, and afghans for various organizations. These include the Veterans Association and Kozy Kovers for foster children in our area. In additionk, our seniors help other needy seniors in the area through the Modern Maturity Center by providing items to keep them warm during the cold winter months. Along with much needed toiletry items.

In January we'll have our annual Soup Cook-off and all procedds from this great event go to our "Outreach" fund to help pay for supplies that are needed throughout the year. So start thinking about what specialty soup you'll want to make.

So please come join in on the fun and share your ideas and projects. If you've never sewn or crocheted before, we'd be glad to teach you. And there is always somebody close by if you get stuck between group sessions. We'd love for you to join us!

I went and joined this group last week. I am not a "crafty" person, but wanted to give knitting a try. The ladies made it look SO easy knitting and crocheting, but never looking at what they were doing and holding a full conversation! So over to the clubhouse I went and I asked if I could learn to knit! The ladies were so warm and inviting and had more patience than I could ever have. They sat me down in a chair and taught me how to cast off and then complete a row (I think that is what it was called). Every few minutes you would hear me say "Oops I think I made a mistake" or "OMG I goofed and what do I do?" Every time they came over and calmly and patiently got me back on track. I am going to go back next week and see what else I can learn.....

Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall Yard Sale

Do you have stuff that you found in a box from I don't even know when and I don't know what to do with it anymore?
Just move to Southern Meadow and already realize you aren't going to use any of the stuff that is in boxes in the garage??
Put it out for the Southern Meadow Fall Yard Sale on Saturday October 8th and let it all go! Remember what you might think is junk is someone else's treasure!






Friday, October 28, 2011

Boo-eautiful Night in Southern Meadow




Tis the witching hour of night,
Or bed is the moon and bright,
And the stars they glisten, glisten,
Seeming with bright eyes to listen
For what listen they?
John Keats



" Halloween! Halloween!
Oh what SPOOKY things I've seen!
Bats and mice
and goblins too!
They're all invited,
and so are you!
We're having a Monster Bash!"
Join us at the clubhouse at 5pm October 31st




Monday, October 24, 2011

Skyline Tour

On Monday, the Management Team at Investors Realty went to a Manufactured Show in Leola, PA. It was pretty interesting! Everyone toured numerous model homes, we saw one that had an AMAZING kitchen, one with a beautiful floor plan, a quaint and cozy log cabin and many, many more! All of these up and coming floor plans that we can introduce to YOU! We also got to tour the factory and see how a manufactured homes are built, from start to finish.

We took a picture outside of the factory, hard hats included (we took off the protective glasses)!! Featured left to right in this picture is; Derek, Christine, Jill and Casey

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cooking Club: Hearty Fall Soups



The weather was horrible for cooking club day. Heavy rain and wind made for one cold trek to the clubhouse. The theme was perfect for this day, Hearty Fall soup and everything was perfect to take that chill off the bone!
Hearty Lentil soup and you can always add ham or a hot dog to it. Chocked full of lentils, carrots, celery and onions!


Carrot soup. Beautiful orange color, you can taste the thyme!


Not featured was a cream of brocolli soup. In keeping with the theme of appetizer in September, soup in October, we are moving onto Salads in November! Come cook with us!

Southern Meadow Meet and Greet

Sometimes you move into a new neighborhood and you never see your neighbors. Or if you do happen to see them, it's a wave and off everyone goes running off to do their own thing. "Names?? The neighbor has a name, really, just don't know it??" Not here at Southern Meadow. Every quarter we have a Meet and Greet. A really nice function in the clubhouse where all the old neighbors get to meet all the new neighbors. Names are exchanged, (no tests are given after to see who remembers who!) likes and dislikes are discussed and of course food was served! I was beyond happy, someone made gluten free cupcakes and they were YUMMY! Everyone went around the room and said their name, the street they lived on and what brought them to Southern Meadow. It's really nice to hear how everyone happens to come together. In fact it has really made me realize what a small world we are in. I am fortunate to say that there is someone in this community whose grandson (who lives in another state) is going to the same high school I went to, and another community member's daughter and I went to the same grammar and middle school together way back when!

We sang Happy Birthday to 2 people!





Amazing spread of food!


Yummy sugar doughnuts, heard they were delicious and went super duper quick!