Thursday, July 21, 2011

Book Club at Southern Meadow

The book choice for the month of July is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain!

What is the book about? Well I will gladly give you a glimpse but then you have to read from there to find out the rest! Tom Sawyer is about a mischievous, curly haired boy who has many exciting adventures. He has to scheme his way out of trouble with his strict Aunt Polly and annoying cousin Sid watching him. Tom is constantly getting into trouble, at school, and at home. He has many adventures but one of Tom's biggest adventure takes place in McGuffey's Cave. Tom and a few other children, including the judge's daughter Becky Thatcher, go near McGuffey's Cave for a picnic. At the picnic, the children decide to explore the cave. Becky and Tom stray away from the rest of the children, deeper into the cave. What they see and find you are goin gto have to read on and find out! Read Tom Sawyer, I guarantee you'll like it! The next Book Club meeting is August 18th 11 am at the clubhouse.....see you there!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bingo De-Lite

What is Bingo De-lite???? Well it's a monthly Bingo game played at the clubhouse. Purchase bingo cards for $2 a card, sit down, relax and be prepared for plenty of laughs. Oh you can also win some awesome prizes!! Bring your game cause these people are some serious bingo players, but the kind of players that will have you rolling in your seats!


Meet the gang!



The first game is basic bingo, any line on the card. After that, the gloves are off and the person that wins the game decides what the next variation of the card. The final game, fill the card and win cold, hard cash! Our winner this month doubled her chance with two cards and filled both of them winning a whopping $30!! It was a De-liteful day!

Southern Meadow Invades Tangier Island!!

On July 13th the Southern Meadow Community boarded a bus (transportation was provided by Andy, Thanks Andy)headed to Crisfield, MD. After Christmas in July on the bus (some games we played)....



Everyone boarded a boat for a beautiful 14 mile scenic cruise across the Chesapeake Bay to the quaint, picturesque island called Tangier. Along the way everyone was able to see the chain of islands that form the Tangier Sound. The history of the island was told along with a few other islands of the bay - Fox Island, Watts Island, and Port Isobel. Also, on the way everyone viewed the inhabitants of the bay such as the water fowl.


After the hour long trip the journey on the island begins. Stepping back in time everyone was able to stroll and enjoy the local stores and a wonderful buffet lunch at a very nice restaurant.






Memories were definitely included!!! It's a HAPPENING THING! Thank you Mr. Mason for organizing this wonderful trip!

The Ride to the Island!

Friends and family having a wonderful time!

Tons of laughs and smiles!

Happy, Happy People!!

When's the next trip???!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Gold Medal Winner At Southern Meadow



Southern Meadow is beyond ecstatic.....We, yes WE DO have our very own National Senior Olympic Gold Medal Winner!! Congratulations to Steve Arnold and all of the members on the Delaware Stars Softball Team. (Featured in the picture below Left to Right Ron Love, James Terry, Steve Arnold, LeRoy Hurley)




Below is the article that was featured in the Dover Post!

Dover, Del. — by Chris Stevens, Staff Writer Dover Post


They went for a good time and a good cause — both missions were accomplished by four Kent County seniors who were members of the Delaware Stars softball team.
From June 21 to June 25, they helped claim the 60-64 age group gold medal at the Senior Olympics in Houston, Texas.
“We had a great time and the guys played very well,” said Ron Lowe, who met family he previously had only talked to via telephone while in Houston. “James Terry was a terror in the outfield and we succeeded in our goal of winning a gold medal.”
The Stars defeated another First State team, Delaware Gold, 26-7 on Saturday June 25 to claim the gold. The Stars finished with a 3-1 record throughout the course of four days, averaging 18 runs per game while holding the opposition to 10 runs per contest.
“It feels good to win the gold. We were excited to play against the major teams and hold them to a few runs,” Leroy Hurley said. “I knew going into the winners bracket that we could win. We did and we had a lot of fun.”
The trip to Houston was also fun for James Terry and Steve Arnold, who enjoyed playing on fields constructed to resemble some of the great parks from Major League Baseball’s past.
“It was amazing. The venues we played in were like nothing I’d ever seen before,” Terry said. “They set up the fields to look like some of the ones you would see in the major leagues.”
“They had fake fans in the stands. I joked when I made a catch out in left centerfield that a lady poured a beer on me,” Arnold said. “They had parks that looked like Ebbets Field, Fenway Park, St. Louis’ stadium and Yankees Stadium — it was great.”
Arnold was happy to be a part of the experience and was glad to motivate his teammates before the gold medal game against familiar competition.
“I told them before the game ‘We’re friends now, but when we step across those lines, we have no friends,’” he said.
Arnold was easily the most excited of the bunch, admitting to “hooting and hollering like a little kid” when the Stars clinched the gold medal.
“It was great to have the ability to compete with folks our age, absolutely fantastic,” Arnold said.
“I didn’t know a lot of the guys on the team before, so it was like being the new kid on the block,” Terry said. “Once we started playing together, I felt confident and comfortable that we were going to win.”

http://www.doverpost.com/sports/x1672975257/Local-Senior-Olympians-enjoy-trip-claim-gold-medal?img=3

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Neighborhood Showcase!

The neighborhood showcase was soooooooo much fun! Thanks to all who participated.

The Horse Shoe Tournament was great fun!







And the Desert contest was equally as fun!








The food was wonderful!










It was a PACKED house, all day! Thanks again everyone who came out and/or helped!!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Management Meeting July 30th

Hi Everyone!




On July 30th we had our monthly management meeting. Here is a quick recap for those of you that couldn't attend.......




Why did the POOL turn GREEN??? Well it was an unfortunate accident. The pool company ran out of chlorine. Mangement apologizes for any inconveince. The chlorine was promptly replaced that day and the pool was back to sparkling clean by morning.



What is going on with the POOL HANDRAIL? Residents have asked for a longer handrail. Management has made inquiries into it. The only other size handrail that attaches to the deck and extends out over the pool would only be a 1/2 in to an inch longer and it would not be stable enough. So, early next spring when the pool bottom gets repainted a new handrail will be installed. This handrail will be mounted to the deck and to a step in the pool. Allowing anyone to easily get in and out of the pool.



Upcoming Trips........
Wednesday July 13 Tangier Island......bus departs at 9 am from the clubhouse. You will enjoy the luxury of a private chartered bus that will take you to Crisfield, MD. From there discover the charm of Tangier Island as you cruise the Chesapeake and dine on a buffet luncheon! Residents and Non-residents are invited. Cost is $41 for residents and $66 for Non-residents. Transportation is provided by Andy! Thank you Andy!


Friday July 22nd Owen's Station Clay Shooting....Join Andy and Derek for a day of Clay Shooting at Owen's Station 12613 Hunters Cove, Greenwood DE followed by chicken lunch at the Greenwood Fire Hall. Sure to be an awesome time!





4th of July at Southern Meadow

I hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July! I know everyone in Southern Meadow did! What's the 4th of July with out a Parade? I give Ethel Mae kudos for her excellent recommendations of a 4th of July Parade!



At 11:30 the Clubhouse at Southern Meadow was filled with bikes and golf carts all decorated in the spirit of the 4th of July.




A Decorated Golf Cart!

At 2 pm that day in the Clubhouse the neighborhood meet for a 4th of July Cookout. Hosted by the Party Committee, hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salad, ice cream and fresh cold watermelon were served. Friends gathered for awesome food and tons of laughs!









Everyone had a wonderful time!








Old friends and new joined the party! Here are 2 of our newest Southern Meadow Community Residents!


Despite the heat, and it was a hot day. A dip in the pool was sure to cool you off. Along with many other people hanging around outside!






Happy 4th of July!!!!

NEW Phase NOW OPEN!!

That's right folks you are the first to hear about the NEW Phase of Southern Meadow.....now OPEN!! Road should be paved by the end of August. These are PREMIUM LOTS with very SPECIAL advantages! Hurry, they won't last long!