Posts by: Tammy Geraldson

February 2, 2016

Farm-to-Table Dinner

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Residents enjoyed a tour of Gamble Creek Farm, a certified organic and hydroponic farm in Parrish, FL, followed by an al fresco Farm-to-Table Dinner. To start, the residents were served salads prepared with organic Mizuna, Mixed Greens and Pomegranate, all harvested that day. The main course featured roast suckling Pig and Chicken, with Cabbage harvested to prepare Cole Slaw, and tender Collard […]

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December 14, 2015

Bass Fishing 101 with Greg Linell

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Greg’s first Watermark University Fishing Class was a big success! Our lakes are teeming with fish, and Capt. Bob and Donna Starnes caught 5 bass!

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December 3, 2015

Resident Performance – Flim Flam IV

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With a cast and crew of more than 40 residents, this annual performance featured singing, dancing, skits and lots of laughs along the way. Written and directed by Fountains resident Lyn Jacobson, Flim Flam IV showcased the many talented people living at The Fountains. This is the fourth year the residents put on the show!

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November 30, 2015

Sunset Dinner

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Town Center residents had a wonderful evening at Turtle Beach with music and dancing, an unforgettable dinner, and a stunning sunset. Dining Services prepared a four-course meal which featured shrimp cocktail, beach-side caesar salad, grilled tri-trip steak served with grilled sweet potato and asparagus. Residents toasted marshmallows for s’mores for dessert!

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November 11, 2015

Happy Veterans Day

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Town Center residents enjoyed a program of patriotic music in honor of Veterans day by Second Wind, a seven-piece band, during Happy Hour.

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November 11, 2015

Town Center Farm-to-Table Dinner

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The two day Farm-to-Table event began with a resident trip to Phillippi Farmhouse Market, Sarasota’s only farmers market that requires its vendors to be growers. The residents selected fresh-caught fish, fruits, vegetables, herbs, artisan bread and more! The following evening, dining services presented a pool-side cooking demonstration using the ingredients selected at the farmers market. Nutritional information was provided by Town […]

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September 8, 2015

591 Learning Connects our Residents to China

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Wendy Kong and Jackie Qian of 591 Learning visited our campus today and assisted two more Town Center residents who have decided to take part in this extraordinary opportunity! Each week, residents are scheduled to speak with his or her student “pen-pal” from China via the internet using video chat to talk about culture, food, interests, hobbies, etc., and the students […]

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August 27, 2015

Fountains Associates Thrive!

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Angela Piciulo has worked at The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods for 20 years! Angela started at the Fountains in 1995 as a part-time hostess in the Town Center Dining Room. From there she went full-time and eventually became the Dining Room Manager at the Town Center. It wasn’t long before Angela was running the Dining Room […]

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August 18, 2015

Residents Thrive at Lake Pointe Woods

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Each year at Watermark Retirement Communities, residents and associates are recognized for their contributions to creating extraordinary communities where people thrive! This year, Dr. Jules Altenberg was the recipient of the Watermark University Resident Faculty Award. Dr. Altenberg has been passionate about photography since the age of 12! He has been featured at The Fountains as […]

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July 13, 2015

Key West Excursion – Two Days in Paradise!

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Fountains residents had an unforgettable overnight get-away in Key West, and enjoyed everything from shopping on historic Duval Street & Clinton Street Market at Mallory Square, to seeing what sparked Hemingway’s imagination on a tour of the museum that was his Key West Home. Residents delighted in exceptional dining with live music and took in the beautiful scenery on a […]

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June 22, 2015

Big Top Tour – Sarasota’s Circus History

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Our guided tour aboard The Fountains bus was both educational and entertaining! We were amazed as we passed dozens of familiar (and not so familiar) locations in Sarasota that have surprising ties to the circus! We learned how John Ringling and his family, colleagues, and successors helped create the cultural and colorful community that Sarasota is today. […]

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June 22, 2015

Sensational Health and Fun Fair at Lake Pointe Woods

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Complimentary massages, fragrant essential oils, yummy things to eat, jewelry, home décor, and pet pampering in addition to health services and free screenings are what made Lake Point Woods’ Health Fair FUN – not to mention some amazing door prizes won by 5 lucky people!

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June 12, 2015

Wedding Day Tea

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June gets its name from the ancient Romans in honor of the goddess Juno – patroness of women, marriage and home. Perhaps that is why June is such a popular month for weddings! Fountains residents celebrated with a Wedding Day Tea Party and shared their wedding photos. The photos were on put on display in the […]

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June 1, 2015

Cultural Exchange with Students from China

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On Wednesday, May 29th, residents from The Fountains met with Wendy Kong and Jackie Qian from China, who provided them with the online platform to chat with students from China. The residents had a great time talking to the students and sharing stories of their own visits to China. One resident, a former English teacher, is a James Joyce Society […]

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June 1, 2015

2015 Fountains Art Show – A Smashing Success!

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With 50 contributing resident artists from the Inn and Town Center and over 120 works of art, the 2015 Fountains Resident Art Show was a smashing success! The Art Show opened to a full house on Friday evening with a champagne reception, and a steady stream of residents and guests came to see the show on Saturday and Sunday. Residents, […]

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May 7, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Fiesta – Ole!

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Cinco de Mayo means tacos, guacamole, margaritas and mariachi music! It’s a celebratioin of  Mexico’s victory over the the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 6th, 1852. Many Mexicans and those with Mexican ties celebrate with festivals and parades. It’s also a great excuse to have a party – which is exactly what the residents of […]

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