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Welcome to CN's Fit After Fifty Column by Betty Thomas

Barkley Clubhouse 

 

Cresthaven

Barkley

By Michael Swope

(4-8-21)

Greetings from Barkley. Many residents have reported that they have received the coronavirus vaccination in recent weeks, however, social activities remain very limited. In an effort to get residents safely together, our own John Alexander sang an array of classic songs at an outdoor gathering. John used recorded music to accompany his singing. We were appreciative of his talent and presentation.

The "snowbird" season is ending soon and our winter residents are beginning to head back north. All are hoping for a more socially active and productive 2022 season.

The Cresthaven Stamp Club meets at Barkley on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. The TOPS Club meets every Wednesday in the clubhouse at 8:30 a.m. See the Barkley website at "www.barkleyvillas.org" for current events.

John

Alexander

 

(3-25-21)

Greetings from Barkley. Thankfully, many residents are reporting that they have received the coronavirus vaccination in recent weeks, and feel more confident and comfortable in their social interactions. Hand washing, social distancing, and face masks continue to be required in the clubhouse commons.

The West Palm Beach Stamp & Postcard Show, sponsored by the Cresthaven Stamp Club, was held on Saturday, March 20th in the Barkley clubhouse auditorium. Several Florida members of the American Stamp Dealers Association participated in this successful and well-attended endeavor. This was the first 2021 philatelic show in the state of Florida, and it drew some nationally recognized experts who were able to discuss various aspects of the hobby with collectors.

The Barkley TOPS group continues to meet here every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. The Cresthaven Stamp Club meets here regularly on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. See the Barkley website at "www.barkleyvillas.org" for current activities.


(3-11-21)

Greetings from Barkley. With social activities limited to our swimming pool and bocce games, several residents have turned to gardening. A volunteer group is sprucing up villa commons by planting shrubs and flowers. The group, led by newly elected vice-president Cathy Zuback, is continuing an earlier association-wide planting of 240 flowering shrubs, funded by the Barkley Women’s Club, Men’s Club, and Bingo Committees.

Social distancing, masks, and hand-washing are still the norm at Barkley. Thankfully, many residents have now received the COVID-19 vaccination. They are looking forward to the group gatherings, including fish-fry dinners, dances, and entertainment, next season.

The Barkley TOPS group continues to meet here every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. The Cresthaven Stamp Club is sponsoring the "West Palm Beach Stamp & Postcard Show" in the clubhouse auditorium on Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free parking and admission. The stamp club meets here regularly on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

Some volunteer members of the Barkley beautification committee (L-R) Cathy Zuback, Laurisa Gilmartin, & Debbie Walsh.


(2-25-21) 

Greetings from Barkley. Ever since Governor Ron DeSantis’ declared a State of Emergency in March, 2020, activities at our community have been severely curtailed. Scheduled events were cancelled while residents have attempted to ride out the pandemic and get vaccinated. Many of our Canadian friends were unable to make the trip south this year.

Barkley is on a slow path to normal operations. In January, the association held its masked and socially-distanced annual meeting. Kevin OBryan was elected president; Cathy Zuback, vice-president; Joanne Grecco, Secretary; David Hextell, Treasurer; and, Michael Swope, Secretary Pro Tem.

The Barkley TOPS group meets here every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. The Cresthaven Stamp Club meets in the clubhouse on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. Masks required. The Stamp Club is sponsoring the "West Palm Beach Stamp & Postcard Show" in the clubhouse auditorium on Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Barkley’s website "www.barkleyvillas.org" is a great information resource for upcoming events.


Last Barbecue and Pool Party 

of the Season; 

Barkley Talent Show March 27

Photos submitted by Ann Ellie

Pool Party:

Paul Viau added a wonderful touch to the event.

Barkley Has Talent: Participants in talent show were Ann Gausch, Judy Sobocinski, Shelly Swope, Joe Versagli, Joan Hyland Paul Flynn, Janet Flynn, Daniel Payette, Alice Alexander, Diane Boileau, Chris Telegades, Gloria O’Donnell Danielle Payette and Andre actually sang --what great voices!


St. Patty's Day Celebration 

at Barkley Bingo

Barkley Shuffle Board Banquet & Bocci Court Get-Together

March 2015

Photos submitted by Lena Cocciolone

Joan Iannello & Delores Merron

displaying all the GREEN.

Irene Roy, Aline Aube, Jean-Guy Aube, Lena Cocciolone, 

Claudette Cote, Celine Thibault, Richard Cote, 

Joe Versagli, Raymond Breton.

Alice Anderson, Joan Hyland, Gwen Achieles, Liz Achieles,  

Pauline Casner, Gail Dobenecker, Judy Subocinski, Shelly Swope, Shirley Telegadas, Ann Gausch, Reni Versagli

Mardi Gras, February 17, 2015

Photos by Lena Cocciolone

The Mardi Gras skit:  

Richard Prud'Homme, dressed as a woman (left),  and his wife, Flourette Prud'Homme, dressed as a man, performed a song.

The serving team, l-r: 

Benoit Plante, Pierre Lemarbre, Joe Versagli, Roger Collin, 

Maurice Drolet, Jean-Paul Larouche and Jean-Marie Taibault.


Barkley Red Hatters

Photo by Jimmy Shirley

The Barkley Red Hatters gathered at their clubhouse on Monday, 

Oct. 21st for their luncheon outing to a Greek restaurant in Lantana. Front row, l-r: Gene Emmel (Fernley I); Jeanette Zink (Barkley); 

Monique Patrick (FernleyIV); Queen Mother Agnes Krill (Barkley); Dorothy Meyer (Barkley); Eve Wilt (Fernley); Lucienne Norrman (Crosley); Back row, l-r: Jean Gloss (Barkley); Lena Cocciolone (Barkley); Pat Wiseman (Barkley); Alice Aadland (Century Village); 

June Conwell (Covered Bridge); Judy Blowe (Century Village); 

Gladys Metz (Lake Worth Gardens); Maria Levy (Century Village).


 

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