Romance at the Lake

Dennis and Sue Evans seem to be enjoying one of the new paddleboats on the Collington Lake.

Collington now has 2 paddleboats. They are available Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 until 3 PM.  Only 1-2 people are allowed per boat at a time.  Sign up with Ebony Jordan, Wellness Coordinator, ejordan@collington.kendal.org or call extension 2254. She will also give guidance on using the paddleboats.

 

Booker and Beyond Book Club

Contributed by Dorothy Yuan

After the enforced hiatus to our monthly meetings the group was finally allowed to meet outdoors in the courtyard.  Fortunately, the number was kept at exactly ten and an active discourse progressed, albeit through voices muffled by masks.  It turns out that few of us enjoyed reading The Vexations,by Caitlin Horrocks, the book chosen for this session.Nonetheless, Ann Carlson lead us through an interesting discussion on the “vexations” engendered in the readers by the author, a discussion that amply shows, again, the value of our book club.

 

Hopefully, we will be able to resume full activity by our next meeting, scheduled for July 15.  The book chosen for that session is The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.  The meeting is open to ALL.  Even if you choose not to read the book you’ll find the discussion interesting.

Or more background on the Booker and Beyond Book Club, click here.

Pickleball: A Game for all AGES

Contributed by Dorothy Yuan

When we first arrived in Collington we frequently utilized the well-maintained tennis court.  However after one season my husband decided to stop playing for fear of falling while trying to return my flying balls.  Now I was left with the backboard for a partner.  Salvation came in the person of Ann Marie Rahn, who instigated the idea of getting the community to play pickleball.  She lowered the nets slightly, used tape to demarcate new boundary lines and convinced old and new players to come and try.  Now we routinely have at least four to six players and sometimes eight, enough to occupy both courts.  We are also extremely lucky to have among our residents an expert player, Norma Taylor.  She made sure that we understood the rules but, more importantly, she is a patient tutor, constantly showing us the right strokes.  Hopefully our courts will soon be marked more permanently.  But the boundary lines for tennis will remain.

Hope more of you will be willing to come and play.  Times of assembly will always be posted in the Courier.