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Resident’s Corner

A Man with Caricature

By Patty Paulsen One of the most popular attractions at LCG’s Annual 4th of July Extravaganza is Dave, a local caricature artist, who’s been a participant of our annual party for the past ten years. Though self-trained, he is brilliant at creating the essence of each subject quickly. He fulfilled a bucket list wish recently… Read More »

Animal Encounter

By Les Besser A popular LCG July 4th activity was the exotic small-animal viewing, hosted by Pacific Animal Productions. Residents and visiting family members enjoyed watching and petting seldomly seen creatures, such as an armadillo, African hedgehog, chinchilla and opossum. “Having such a display is a great idea,” said Barbara Wibbelsman. While sipping her drink,… Read More »

F & B Committee

By Pat Grant The Food and Beverage Committee consists of 12 resident members meeting monthly to discuss ways to improve food and food service at La Costa Glen. Carolyn Lawson chairs this Resident Council Standing Committee. At meetings, management attendees include Terri DeBoever, Acting Executive Director of LCG; James Hoevertsz, Director of Food Service; Paula… Read More »

Art Critic

By JoAnn Mullen The Art Committee had just installed student art in both lobby display cases. We were putting signs up describing the works when a resident walked by and said, “Tell me, how does one really determine what is good and bad art?” An artist thought for a moment and said, “The painter Ed… Read More »

Parade

By JoAnn Mullen Hordes of humanity streamed past dressed in red, white and blue as folks congregated in the streets. Band instruments were tuned as horses pranced nervously in the electric air. I sat enjoying my lunch with a front-row seat at an outdoor cafe next to a head-bobbing, beer-drinking, chain-smoking homeless guy as we… Read More »

Bombs Bursting in Air

By JoAnn Mullen (reprinted from July 2017) After a perfect summer afternoon with Fourth of July games, fun and caricatures at LCG’s Lakeside courtyard and a sumptuous barbecue buffet, our thoughts turn to fireworks. No proper 4th of July would be complete without them. Nighttime arrives and we long to see the magic in the… Read More »

Travel Club

By Pat Grant Would you like to see whales cavort in the Sea of Cortez? Or visit the Artic Bird Sanctuary in the Shetland Islands? Or how about taking a train ride down the Fraser River Gorge or a carriage ride to the Tavern on the Green? If adventures in travel interest you, you’ll find… Read More »

Safe Driver

By Les Besser More teenagers die in car crashes than seniors do, right? Wrong! You might be surprised, but in a crash, older drivers and passengers are more likely to be killed than younger people. Crash related deaths increase markedly after the age of 70. And it doesn’t get better with age. Statistics compiled by… Read More »

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