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!

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CERAMICS SALE 11/1.....FRENCH TOAST BREAKFAST 11/8.....COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT 11/13.....

OCTOBER 31st



Happy Birthday to Angie Torres!

EVENTS WEEK OF OCTOBER 26TH




Coffee Hour
Saturday, November 1st
9:00AM at Clubhouse
sponsored by SRHA



SRHA General Meeting
Saturday, November 1st
approx. 10:00AM
following Coffee Hour










Ceramics Sale
Saturday, November 1st
11:00AM to 2:00PM




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!

PREVIEW OF THE CERAMICS SALE!

Saturday, November 1st, is the Annual Ceramics Sale from 11:00AM to 2:00PM.  There are so many beautiful items to choose from.  There will be free cookies for you to munch on as you shop and visit. And don't forget....they are raffling off two beautiful afghans!  So head on down to the Berry Clay Pit located in the Fitness Center.  Here is a sample of items available for purchase:







 
 




EVENTS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2nd

Sunday, November 2nd



Tuesday, November 4th





Wednesday, November 5th

Wednesday Night Supper Menu for 11/5

Pasta Bake
Small Salad
Garlic Bread
Dessert, Soda


Thursday, November 6th
Bunco
1:00PM at Activity Center
Bring $1




Ladies Auxiliary Meeting
7:00PM at Activity Center



Friday, November 7th

Travel Club Meeting
7:00PM at Activity Center


Saturday, November 8th


French Toast Breakfast 
starting at 8:00AM
in the Clubhouse



*** Those people that signed up for the
travel club trip on 11/8 should be
at Activity Center no later than 8:45AM
Bus leaves at 9:00AM



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!

NOVEMBER NEWCOMERS



Richard & Janis Spalding
from Riverview FL
3528 Zephyr Lane

Charles & Bobbie Crook
from Tampa FL
3504 Berry Bend Road

Ralph & Monika Nesmith
from Milton FL
315 Taho Circle

James Hanlon
from Stoneham MA
125 Choo Choo Lane

John & Renae Cook
from 220 Taho Circle
3519 Whistle Stop Lane



NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES



Frankie & Sally Jordan
11/5/83

Eveard & Kathy Willard
11/7/05

Joe & Dolly Sanelli
11/16/40

David & Mary Phillips
11/22/75



NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

  1 -  Don Frageman
  3 -  Mae Kass
  5 -  Dee Patch
  6 -  Dorothy King
  6 -  Beverly Alexander
  7 -  Trude Zukowski
  9 -  Angie Zovko
  9 -  James DeGore
14 -  Joe Suszko
16 - Marge Gettig
16 - Marjorie Hubbard
16 - Jean Rego
16 - Dorie Wagner
19 - Raul Torres
20 - Chuck Kashavsky
21 - Charlie Johns
22 - Fred Lumpkins
23 - Bunny Turowski
25 - Dennis Garno
25 - Ramon Lopez
25 - Arthur Ball





OCTOBER OBITS





WALTER PAUL JOHNSON, 310 Taho Circle, passed on 10/23/14.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family!  May he rest in eternal peace!  http://www.forevermissed.com/walter-paul-johnson/#about





MICHAEL GEVEDON, 3610 Whistle Stop Lane, passed on 10/24.  Our most sincere condolences go out to his wife, Sheila, and all of their family!  Even though they have not lived in the Ridge that long, Mike and Sheila have already made many good friends in the community.  Rest in Peace, Mike!  http://hillsboro-memorial.tributes.com/dignitymemorial/obituary/Michael-Ray-GEVEDON-101816108



ROBERT CHASSE, 420 Choo Choo Lane, passed on 10/23/14. Heartfelt sympathy goes out to his wife, Theresa, and also to his brother-in-law, Paul Heroux.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!  More info will be posted when available.  Rest in Peace, Robert!  http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Robert-Chasse&lc=4481&pid=172919647&mid=6170086




Former resident MARCEL VERRETH passed on October 6th in London, Ontario.  He is survived by his loving wife Emilia and children.  We offer our sincere sympathy to them!  More info will be found at http://memorialfuneral.sharingmemories.ca/site/Marcel-Verreth.html?s=40


Former resident JOHN KRAUS passed away on September 30th.  John and Sue were winter residents for many years.  Will post the obituary when available. Rest in Peace, John! If you would like to send condolences to Sue, her address is: 319 McNay Street, London, Ontario,  N5Y 1LH  http://www.londoncremation.com/obituaries/?ref_cID=71&bID=1753&dd_asId=2636

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.  

RHYTHM BAND -- NOTE THAT IT STARTS AT 11:00AM!


ANYONE INTERESTED IN PICKLEBALL???!!!



TIME TO PLAY PICKLEBALL!

We are finally ready to play pickleball.   Please let me know when your best times to play will be.  For now we'll  be playing on Tues and Thurs. at 9 am if the weather is OK.  I hope we can find an evening or weekend time to play also. Also,  if you know anyone else who is interested I can add them to the mailing list. Beginners are welcome  and can meet with me for a private  lesson.   
SEE YOU AT THE TENNIS COURT! 



     Call Barb Purvis at 785-8040
for more info





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 11/5


Pasta Bake
Small Salad
Garlic Bread
Dessert, Soda


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

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BINGO


Don or Dawn CoFrancesco, Chairman  436-0882

Hello Bingo players: Come join us at Strawberry Ridge Bingo every Wednesday night. We have a lot of fun. Bingo cards go on sale at 6:00 pm. We stop selling cards at 6:45. Cost of the cards is as follows: Hard cards are 3 for a dollar, special paper cards (Speed Ball) are 50 cents and three games on progressive three card papers for 25 cents. The most popular is the special wild card number which pays all of what we take in for $1.00 (most games in past have paid out over $100.00). The residents of Strawberry Ridge can pay .50 cents for the hot ball number for the strawberry jar. All of our regular games on the hard cards have a payout that is determined by how many people play (we have been averaging about $10.00 and $15.00 for regular games). If you have never played bingo, come and join us.  We have people waiting to help you with the rules of the game. Dabbers are $l.00.