Monday, April 30, 2007

Congratulations to the Winners!

Thanks to LuAnn Miller for sharing her photo of Art Bagomolny and Roger Wendelken, 1st place winners of the Mens Member-Member Tournament with 2nd place winners, John Cammarano and David Hoffman. Congratulations, winners!
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You're Invited

The next meeting of the informal Round Table discussion group will be held at the club at 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 2. All are inivited to attend. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Tennis Ladies Luncheon

The Tennis Ladies had a lovely luncheon today complete with delicious food, wonderful musical entertainment, and a light hearted presentation on the Rainbow Connection.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Garage Sale Update

Total to Date: $8,932.97! The Harbor Hills Ladies Charity would like to say a big thank you! Without the help of over 75 residents and donations from our Harbor Hills Community, this could not have been possible. And, believe it or not, collections have already started for next year's sale! Call Roger Wendelken at 259-4033 to arrange for pickups of your large household items.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Seeking Purple Hearts!

Seeking all Harbor Hills Veterans who have been awarded a Purple Heart. A new chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is being started here in Lake County and we want to be sure our Harbor Hills residents are included. Please call John Bircher at 352-753-5535 for more information.
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Broadway Comes to Harbor Hills!

Harbor Hills hosted a Night on Broadway and, from Jerri Mayer's photos, it appears that everyone had a great time!

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Florida Friendly Landscaping

Thanks to Liz Shadoin for sharing photos from the April meeting of the Harbor Hills Women's and Garden Club. The ladies enjoyed a delicious lunch and a presentation on Florida landscaping.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

New Resident Brunch

Delicious food and lively questions and answers were shared between new residents and Harbor Hills staff members at the New Resident Brunch today. Some of our newest residents were treated to a tasty breakfast and presentations from Jerri Mayer, our activities director, and several of our senior staff members. Welcome New Residents!

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Monday, April 09, 2007

The Easter Bunny Paid a Visit!

Children and adults alike enjoyed the annual Easter Egg Hunt and a special visit from the Easter Bunny!

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Does This Sound Like a Familiar Situation?

Even the pros would understand our experience at Harbor Hills!

As reprinted from the Orlando Sentinel on line:

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The champion was gone. Phil Mickelson was nowhere to be found.He had just spent 45 minutes on the practice putting green Thursday afternoon at Augusta National Golf Club, trying to make amends for his performance during Day One of the Masters.

The TV people were looking for him. He had ducked into the clubhouse, and for a while, it didn't look like he'd ever come out.Finally, he did."I tried to slide out," he said with a weak smile. "I couldn't quite make it."His caddie had the Jeep running out front. Mickelson was ready to go, ready to leave his 4-over-par 76 and all those missed putts behind him."I putted terrible," he said. He wasn't alone on this day. The wind was blowing. The sun was shining. The greens were dry, hard and fast, and the scores were evidence of how tough Augusta National played. "Firmness of the greens and the wind," Mickelson said. "It's something we haven't had here the last few years."After the first round of the Masters, Justin Rose and Brett Wetterich share the lead, each with a 3-under-par 69. Seven others broke par Thursday. Then there are the rest, 85 men who didn't have many answers for a course that played as tough as it has in years." Washington Road is softer than the No. 1 green," said Fuzzy Zoeller, referring to one of the streets that borders Augusta National. Zoeller, who won the '79 Masters, finished with a 2-over 74. Of No. 1, he said, "That's the hardest green I think I've ever seen."The consensus was they were definitely harder than they've been in recent years, when wet weather made for softer, slower, friendlier greens. It wasn't an uncommon sight to see short par putts scoot by the hole. Or for an approach shot to stick to the green for a moment before slowly sliding off, as if drawn by a magnet." These greens, you have to have perfect line and distance for the ball to go in," said Rich Beem, tied for fifth with a 1-under 71. "Once you start factoring in some windy conditions, with these big slopes, it gets real interesting real quick."Which makes the performances of the leaders more impressive than their scores might have indicated. Rose had a bogey-free round and putted just 20 times -- the lowest number since Mark O'Meara putted 19 times during the third round in 2003. And Wetterich made two tough birdie putts -- a 12-footer on the par-5 No. 7 and one from 10 feet on the par-4 No. 9. The Masters rookie was playing for the first time since a second-place finish in the World Golf Championships-CA Championship in Doral a couple of weeks ago.Earlier this week, Wetterich sought advice from Masters champions Raymond Floyd and Larry Mize."Awfully helpful," Wetterich said.Eventually, the wind died some, which made the conditions more playable in the afternoon. For a while, it seemed Tiger Woods might take advantage of it. He birdied No. 13 and No. 15, two par 5s, but then bogeyed the final two holes of his round."I threw away a good round of golf," said Woods, who's tied for 15th at 1-over par. Given the circumstances, though, he didn't seem too disappointed."[You're] not going to go low today, that's for sure," he said. Nobody might go low if the greens play as fast as they did through the first 18. But as the daylight faded, some suggested that things could only get easier -- either by natural causes or through some type of Augusta National intervention."Augusta National does a fantastic job of monitoring the conditions out there, and I don't think that they will let [the greens] get too far away from us," Beem said. Mickelson, of course, was more interested in figuring out his own problems than hoping for an easier course. For almost an hour after his round ended, he practiced short putts, four-footers, five-footers, six-footers. Then he headed for that Jeep, ready to get out of here."If I shoot a solid round of 68," Mickelson said, "I should be right back in it."
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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Rockin' and a Rollin'

Harbor Hills was Rockin' and a Rollin' last night thanks to the Harbor Hills Chorus! Nikki Hoffman was kind enough to share her photos!

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Mark Your Calendar!

Please note! The dates for the 2008 Mens Member Guest Tournament have been changed to March 27, 28 and 29, 2008.

Did You Miss the Pizza Prom?

If you missed the Pizza Prom, you missed a great chance for pizza, dancing and great fun! Thanks to Jerri Mayer for sharing her photos with us!

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Please Plan Ahead

Each spring many residents take on projects that will change the appearance of the exterior of thier homes (including painting, additions, decks, docks or lanais) or that will add to or modify their existing landscaping. We love that so many people are making improvements, but must remind residents that they need to plan ahead to include the Design Review Board in their plans. If you are a member of the Harbor Hills Homeowners Association, please pick up an application form from my office and return the completed application and supporting materials to me for circulation to the members of the Design Review Board. Please allow two weeks from the time I receive your completed application for your application to be processed. You will be contacted when approval has been issued.
If you are a member of The Grove at Harbor Hills Homeowners Association, please contact Debra Davis at Sentry Management (352-343-5706 ext. 15) to request an application form that must be filled out and returned to Sentry Management. The application will be reviewed by the Architectural Review Committee. Please allow two weeks from the time the application is submitted for the review and application process to be completed.
Thank you,

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Can You Beat This?

The current winner of the biggest fish caught at Harbor Hills in 2007 is Tiit Gentalen pictured here with a 10 pound 6 ounce largemouthed bass! The pressure is on for all you other fishermen (and women) out there. And yes, there was a witness!
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Will I See You Tomorrow?

Will I see you at the Round Table meeting at 10:30 am on Wednesday, April 4?

Monday, April 02, 2007

Please Note!

As the golf course will be undergoing aerification on Monday, April 9, we will take this opportunity to also close the grille for the day so that we may take on maintenance and deep cleaning projects.


The Harbor Hills Ladies Charity had the most successful yard sale ever, as seen by the photos provided by Tiit Gentalen. Shoppers had to park as far away as the North gate and hoof it to the fire house. At 1:00 pm on Saturday the fire house was empty and the sale was over for another year! Many thanks go to all who donated as well as to organizers Carol Gentalen and Lois Bening, director Roger Wendelken and all of their many helpers.

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