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

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......SUPER BOWL PARTY 2/1....

EVENTS WEEK OF JANUARY 25th



Saturday, January 31st
Travel Club Day Trip
Bus leaves Activity Center at 10:00AM




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!

FEBRUARY NEWCOMERS


A WARM STRAWBERRY RIDGE WELCOME TO:


Margaret (Peggy) Maike
(From Richmond Hill, GA)
621 Klickety Klak Lane

Robert M. Casey Sr.
(From St. Louis, MO)
504 Choo Choo Lane

John & Linda Gliha
(From Conklin, NY)
406 Silver Streak Lane

FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES




2-04-1957
Harry & Linda Brown

2-08-1980
Arthur & Mary Ball

2-26-1955
Raul & Angelina Torres

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS




2/2 – Gef Smock
2/2 – Ken Westphal
2/3– Bill Ansbro
2/3 – Joan Rangus
2/5 – Joan Ashworth
2/6 – Betty Sammon
2/6 - Mike Adams
2/7 – Dan Deeds
2/7 - Karin Prather
2/10 – James Pledger
2/10 – Ron Bailey
2/11 - Betty Ferrell
2/14 – Gina McLaughlin
2/18 – Mary Ann Hargrave
2/21 – Russ Wuerth
2/28 – Jean Garland
2/28 – Alcine O’Toole
2/28 – Emerick Zovko

UPDATE ON SUPER BOWL POOL


NEWS ABOUT SR PHONE BOOKS


The article in the February Toppings was written before we knew there would be a delay in getting the phone books out. Unfortunately, there has been an unforeseen problem at the printer, and they have not arrived yet.  They should be here soon, and they will be delivered when we get them.  Thank you for your patience!

LAST DAY TO RENEW IS 1/31 IF YOU WANT TO VOTE....


EVENTS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1st

Sunday, February 1st




Monday, February 2nd
SR Veterans Club Meeting
7:00PM at Activity Center
If you were a member of the military
or those of our armed forces, you
are welcome and invited to attend



Tuesday, February 3rd
Mexican Train will be held
at the CLUBHOUSE every
Tuesday from now on at 12:30PM


Wednesday, February 4th
Menu for 2/4 Wed. Nite Supper
5:00 to 6:30PM or until gone   $4
Greek Salad
OR
Chicken Salad Plate
Bread Pudding
 OR
 Chocolate Eclair Cake
Soda


Thursday, February 5th
Bunco at 1:00PM
at the Activity Center
Bring $1


Ladies Auxiliary Meeting
7:00PM at Activity Center



Friday, February 6th

Travel Club Meeting
7:00PM at Activity Center
Learn about new trips!



Saturday, February 7th
Coffee Hour
9:00AM at Clubhouse
50/50


SRHA General Meeting
approx. 10:00AM
following Coffee Hour





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!

WOODSHOP ANNUAL GARAGE SALE IN APRIL

START SAVING YOUR ITEMS TO SELL AT THE ANNUAL GARAGE SALE.  DONATIONS TO THE WOODSHOP APPRECIATED.  CALL THEM IF YOU NEED A PICKUP.


MEXICAN TRAIN -- CHANGE OF LOCATION


JANUARY OBITS

It has been learned that Bertha Deak, 238 Taho Circle, passed away on December 28th. Burial was at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. We offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Rest in Peace, Bertha!  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mycentraljersey/obituary.aspx?n=bertha-m-deak&pid=173936182&fhid=2844


Elsie Sestile, 403 Choo Choo Lane, passed on 1/19/15. Heartfelt sympathy goes out to all her family and friends. Rest in Peace, Elsie!  Your StrawBerry Ridge family will miss you!  Services will be held Saturday, January 24th, at 10:00AM at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Road.
 http://www.serenitymeadows.com/notices/Elsie-Sestile/



Dottie Allen, former StrawBerry Ridge resident, passed on January 15th. Dottie is survived by her children and many friends. Our deepest condolences to all. Services are being held at Victory Baptist Church at 4243Lumsden Road in Valrico on 1/19 at 4:00PM.  May she rest in peace! 



Danny Wilkerson, 412 Klickety Klak Lane, passed on January 14th.  Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his wife, Patti, and all their family and friends!  May he rest in eternal peace! Visitation will be Tuesday, January 19th, from 12:30PM to 2:00PM with a service at 2:00PM at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Danny-Wilkerson&lc=4481&pid=173905506&mid=6286450




Bob Reese, 3617 Casey Jones Drive, passed on January 11th. We offer our most sincere condolences to his daughter, Jo-Ann, who lived with him, and to the rest of his family!  May he rest in peace!  http://www.lloydmaxcy.com/current-obituaries/


HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS COLLECTIONS


From now through April 2015 county residents can exchange hazardous mercury-containing devices for a $5 grocery store gift card (Money 4 Mercury) while gift card supplies last. Examples of mercury-containing devices that are eligible include thermometers, thermostats, and switches.  No commercial or business-related waste will be accepted.  Gift cards are limited to one per vehicle.



 http://hillsboroughcounty.org/index.aspx?nid=1261

LADIES AUXILIARY CHARITY DRIVE

The StrawBerry Ridge Ladies Auxiliary has taken over the on-going charity drive to collect useful items for the residents of the Haley's Cove Community Living Center, formerly the James A. Haley Veterans Residence Center. If you would like to contribute, you may drop off any items to any of the members of the Ladies Auxiliary. They will even be happy to pick them up at your home if you give one of them a call. These are the items most needed:

White Socks, White T-Shirts (no sleeveless), White Socks for Diabetics, Ball Caps, Caps with ear flaps, Knitted caps, Disposable Razors, Denture Brushes, Denture Cleaner, Denture Cups, Toothbrushes, Tooth Paste, shampoo, deodorant, Wheelchair Gloves (no fingers), any Paperback Books, Men's Body Wash and Cologne, Combs, Hair Brushes, Large Print Magazines, Large Print Crossword Puzzle Books, Ink Pens, Large Print Crossword Puzzle Books, and A and AA batteries.
  
Your donations are MOST appreciated! We are so thankful for our Veterans! Contact Ladies Auxiliary President, Amy Lumpkins at 502-5008 or any Ladies Auxiliary member if you have items to be picked up.

JANUARY NEWCOMERS


Inez Caminiti (from Bristol CT)
Lorna Artibani (From Plantsville CT)
3510 Cranberry Knoll Road

John W. & Mary Moxon
(from Ontario Canada)
3513 Whistle Stop Lane

Chris & Jeanette Ammann
(from Valrico FL)
3630 Whistle Stop Lane

Karen Hill & Wayne Padgett
(from Brandon FL)
212 Choo Choo Lane

Ida Mae Ferro
(From Cortland NY)
411 Silver Streak Lane

JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES



Lee & Jeannie Lewis
married on 1/08/05!

Russ & Mary Ann Wuerth
married on 1/9/60!


Emerick & Angie Zovko
married on 1/14/67!

Neal & Gerry Brown
married on 1/16/60!

Larry & Carol Holder
married on 1/26/10!

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS



1/1 - Sheila Gevedon
1/2 - Ken Westphal
1/3 - Lorean Zionkofski
1/4 - Billy Stewart
1/5 - Joan Ashworth
1/5 - Don Gugel
1/6 - Joan Klaerin-Miller
1/9 - Stevie Caristianos
1/11 - Kevin Morgan
1/13 - Terri Prince
1/14 - Jean Ehard
1/15 - Robert Coleman
1/20 - Harry Stewart
1/22 - Brenda San Jule
1/23 - Daniel Block
1/24 - Mike Fuller
1/31 - Harry Dunlap
1/31 - Paul Hanlon


LET FREEDOM RING 5/22/15 -- some seats are still available



The Strawberry Ridge Homeowner’s Association will be sponsoring a bus trip to the Straz Theater on Friday, May 22, 2015, to see the Florida Orchestra Concert of Let Freedom Ring/American Salute at 8PM. The cost is $25.00 per person for the bus and is non-refundable. The tickets for the concert are free. Since the bus only holds 35 people, the first 35 people to sign up and pay are guaranteed a seat. We will also have a waiting list, so if you do have to cancel, we will offer your seat to someone on the waiting list, and you will be refunded.  If you cancel and we cannot fill your seat, you will lose the cost for the bus. There is a sign-up sheet posted at bulletin board by the SRHA Office at the Activity Center.  You can start making your payments now, and all payments must be in by February 28th. If you are paying by check, please make the check payable to Strawberry Ridge Homeowners Association, 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.

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 2/4 Wed. Nite Supper

Greek Salad
OR
Chicken Salad Plate
Bread Pudding
 OR
 Chocolate Eclair Cake
Soda



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

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