StrawBerry Ridge is an adult, gated community located in Valrico, FL. There are 867 homes in The Ridge. The community boasts indoor and outdoor pools, spas, a brand new Fitness Center, Activity Center, and Clubhouse. There are tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, a ceramics shop and a woodshop. In addition to all the various activities, there is also a library and billiards room on premises. StrawBerry Ridge has so much to offer. Why would you want to live anywhere else!

STRAWBERRY RIDGE COMMUNITY CHANNEL

STRAWBERRY RIDGE COMMUNITY CHANNEL by Slidely Slideshow

GOLF CART CAROLING 12/20 AND 12/21

DECEMBER 20th


Happy Birthday to Cheryl Choquette!

Happy Anniversary to Leo & Doris Maida
who were married on 12/20/68!

Happy Anniversary to Ray & Betty Ferrell
who were married on 12/20/52!

GOLF CART CAROLING


WEEK OF DECEMBER 21st


The Ceramics Shop will be closed
from December 21st thru January 4th.


Sunday, December 21st


The Golf Cart Parade continues
Meet at the CH at 6:30PM
(Bring dessert for party after)


Wednesday, December 24th

REMINDER:  The SRHA Office will be open
from 11:00AM to 1:00PM for your
convenience in getting NYE tickets. This
is your LAST chance to get
advance tickets!




REMINDER:  NO BINGO 12/24 & 12/31!

Thursday, December 25th





In addition, there are many activities/events that take place every week and there is also a nice library, puzzle closet, etc. for your use.  Don't forget the Fitness Center, Wood Shop, and Ceramics Shop. 
 ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY!

FOUND!!


A man's ring was found at the Activity Center
and has been turned in at the Sales Office.
If you lost a ring, go to Sales Office to claim.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPERS



WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPERS
Join us for a meal
5:00pm TO 6:30pm
or until sold out
         
Meal is different each week
Come join your friends and neighbors!
Only $4
Everyone Welcome


Menu for 12/17

"Big" Hot Dogs/toppings
Baked Beans, Chips
Dessert, Soda




Planned and Cooked by Mary P. and Helpers
Questions?  Call or see Mary P.

THANKS!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CHRISTMAS FEAST


SRHA NOMINATING COMMITTEE


LET FREEDOM RING 5/22/15



The Strawberry Ridge Homeowner’s Association will be making a bus trip to the Staz Theater on Friday, May 22, 2015. We will go to see the Florida Orchestra Concert of Let Freedom Ring/American Salute at 8PM. The cost of this is $25.00 per person for the bus and is non-refundable. Since the bus only holds 35 so the first 35 people are guaranteed a seat. Still sign up if your interest. In the event someone cancels, we will then notify the next person listed. If you cancel and we cannot fill your seat, you will lose the cost for the bus. The tickets are FREE! We now have a signup sheet posted at bulletin board by the SRHA Office at the Activity Center. On February 1st we will start to accept your payment. If you are paying by check, please make the check payable to Strawberry Ridge Homeowner’s and you can either call me (Rose Panella – 662-9862) or drop the check off at the SRHA Office which is at the Activity Center.

ATTENTION ALL SRHA VOTING MEMBERS!!



To all voting members of the SRHA:    Because of unforeseen circumstances, the vote for the By-Laws will now take place at the January 2015 General Meeting.  Remember, we need at least 50% plus one voting member to cast a vote. Please make every effort to come to the January 3, General Meeting or send in your proxy, so that we can have a vote then.  Thank you for your understanding.

DECEMBER NEWCOMERS


WELCOME TO STRAWBERRY RIDGE!

Susan Anderson
(from Valrico, FL)
224 Choo Choo Lane

David & Patricia Weil
(from Pittsburg, PA)
132 Sky Ridge Drive

Lily Ana Sarg
(from Brandon, FL)
213 Choo Choo Lane

Warren & Judy Broadwell
(from Riverview, FL)
125 Coral Crest Drive

Roberto & Joanne Alicea
(from Brandon FL)
244 Taho Circle

Sheila Gevedon
(from 109 Pioneer Lane)
3610 Whistle Stop Lane

Connie Taylor
(from Cloverdale, IN)
107 Coral Crest Drive

Barbara Milenki
(from Riverview, FL)
513 Choo Choo Lane

DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES



12-17-61
Ed & Dinah Craddock

12-20-68
Leo & Doris Maida

12-20-52
Ray & Betty Ferrell

12-29-73
Jeff & Barbara Boldt

12-30-61
Harry & Pat Dunlap

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS



 3 -  Gwen Dominguez
 3 -  Bill Wagner
 4 -  Bengt Holmsen
 6 -  Millie Daniels
 6 -  Clarence Yoder
 8 -  Roy Age
10 - Peggy Swaverly
12 - Ken Kreavy
13 - Violet McCollum
14 - Lynda Tolar
14 - Michele Ambrioso
15 - Marjorie Hawkins
15 - Rose Panella
16 - Patrick McLaughlin
18 - Kermit Prather
20 - Cheryl Choquette
21 - Don Head
22 - Mary Barcelona
22 - Carmine Giardina
23 - Dawn Cofrancesco
25 - Carole DeGore
29 - Nancy Schroeder
30 - Cheryl Gardner

STRAWBERRY RIDGE ART GUILD

By: Wilma Hall 689-8988

The Strawberry Ridge Art Guild meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM in the Activities Center during the months of November thru April.  Someone once said that deep down inside all of us have an artistic desire just waiting to burst out. What if your artistic ability was to be able to paint a picture, and you did not know it.  You may think that you have no talent for painting, but until you try with someone to guide and help you—you could be wrong. If you already know you have a desire to paint, come join us for the fellowship of other artists and perhaps pick up a tip or two.  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BLOG!

The StrawBerry Ridge Blog was born on September 3, 2008 after months of considering different ways to keep the residents and snowbirds updated on Ridge events in between issues of the monthly Strawberry Toppings. After creating a blog listing all the various activities and contact numbers, more things came to mind that could be helpful to residents of StrawBerry Ridge.  After six years, you can see that the Blog has grown to contain so much more than just a listing of activities.  StrawBerry Ridge is a wonderful place to live, and the Blog is meant to reflect that. Many thanks to all the residents who have contributed photos, articles, and suggestions.  It is much appreciated!                                                         
Chris Ritter, Blogger

CERAMICS SHOP - THE BERRY CLAY PIT














The Ceramics Shop (The Berry Clay Pit) is located in the new Fitness Center on Strawberry Ridge Blvd. It is open for classes on Tuesday at 6:00PM, Thursday and Saturday at 9:00AM. The fees are very nominal. They have everything you will need to get started. In addition to nourishing your creative side, you will find many new friends there. The Ceramics Sale each year is a very popular event, and the people line up early to get in the door to see all the bargains. And if you need a gift, they always have finished products available for sale. Why not stop by and check it out sometime or call Barbara Edwards at 643-6067 for more information.








CLOSED 12/21 THRU 1/4/15

COMMUNITY CHANNEL

 If you have cable tv with Bright House, you can receive the StrawBerry Ridge Community Channel. There is much useful information for all the residents on the Community Channel. Why not take 20 minutes and sit down and relax and watch the whole thing scroll. It is updated regularly for you, so be sure to check it often.  If you have an analog tv, you will find it on channel 95.  If you have a digital box, you will find it on channel 98-1.  (Some tv's have analog tuner AND digital tuner, then you will have both 95 and 98-1.)  And if you are using a hi-def tv with a smartbox (or dvr,) it will be on channel 732. The Community Channel can also be accessed from the Blog.

FREE WI-FI



Did you know that there is WIFI at both the Clubhouse and Activity Center? 
Many thanks to Management for providing this amenity!

BUS SERVICE STARTING 3/17/14

NEW BUS SERVICE

Any resident who is age 65+ may apply for a permit to ride the bus for half-price. Permits are $2.50, and they must provide either a valid Florida Drivers License or Photo ID to the representative for proof of eligibility.  Contact HART to get your permit.

The 1 Day Unlimited Ride rate is $4, Express $6.  One-Way Fare is $2, Express $3.  The permit would get you half off of these fare.  The bus will stop at Dover Road Park-n-Ride.





PHONE BOOKS

By: Carol Tate 643-1015 
cltate2@tampabay.rr.com


RENTER OR OWNER? If you are a resident living in a home that is owned by a relative or someone else, please let me know to make sure I include your name in the next directory and not the owner.

NEW RESIDENTS: Several new residents have contacted me with their name, address and phone numbers. Thank you.

ALL CURRENT Residents should continue to notify me of any changes to your name, address, or telephone number. E-MAIL ADDRESS: If you would like it included in the next directory, please call or E-mail me with the information.

The 2015 phone books have gone to the printer soon and will be delivered in December.

STRAWBERRY RIDGE GOLF

STRAWBERRY GOLF CLUB is interested in anyone wanting to have some fun golf to join us.  We play at Diamond Hill Golf Course every Monday morning starting at 9:00AM from December to April.  Both men and women are in the group, and it is a scramble golf league. There's no pressure, only fun!  Contact Jim Waliga at 684-1935 or evelynw1@verizon.net for the specifics.  We look forward to hearing from you!

LENDING CLOSET


From time to time, we all need extra help.  Isn't it nice to know that we have a Lending Closet in StrawBerry Ridge!  If you need to borrow any type of accessory to assist you in your time of need (wheelchairs, commodes, crutches, walkers, etc.,) contact Barbara Phillips 681-5188 or Barbara Knecht 689-0776 or Steve Hurley 315-9487.  Any one of them can assist you and provide the needed accessory if there is one available.

PENNY BINGO


PENNY BINGO IS PLAYED EVERY MONDAY!  Play starts at 1:00PM on Mondays at the Clubhouse.  Remember to bring your pennies! Just think of all the fun you can have just on pennies!  Contact Mary Phillips at 654-7955 if you have questions.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PATROL


How would you like to be of help to your community with the least amount of effort? The Neighborhood Watch Patrol could use your help.  All it would require is spending one night a month driving around the community to make sure all is safe and secure.  Or perhaps you would like to be a Block Captain.  You would be responsible for contacting your neighbors in the event of a crisis of some sort.  Both jobs are very much needed and can be very rewarding.  If you feel you could volunteer a few hours a month, why not give Lisa Stropes a call at 684-9431. They meet on the second Tuesday of every other month at the Activity Center at 7:00PM.