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Winnapaug Cottages Newsletter
WINNAPAUG COTTAGES NEWSLETTER
September Issue 5
41
Winnapaug
Cottages
Newsletter
September 2015
TO KEEP YOU INFORMED
SOCIAL EVENTS
The Social Committee - A Path Forward
The Social Committee has been
instrumental in the formation of 4
actively functioning new clubs and
the committee feels that they are on
a sustainable path forward. To date
the following clubs have had several
events: the Dinner Club, Golf Club,
the Tennis Club, and Local Outings.
Additionally, the 1st Annual Picnic,
suggested by Steve Crandall, and
the Block Island excursion,
spearheaded by Ed Lear, are being
planned. This is attributed to the
enthusiasm and commitment of
those who have volunteered to
coordinate the individual club
activities.
The original survey seems to indicate
that there is enough diversified
interest to increase the number of
sustainable clubs, e.g., biking,
hiking,
and kayaking were activities with high
interest, as well as art classes, movie
discussion, card/game and volunteer
opportunities activities. It is recognized
that some clubs are seasonal while
others are year round.
An immediate goal would be to
establish one additional seasonal
activity and one additional year round
activity The Social Committee will serve
as an overarching administrative body
that will help organize clubs, however,
as with current clubs, we need
volunteers who will offer to chair or
co-chair a new club.
This is an open invitation to all residents
to consider serving as chair or co-chair
in forming a new club from the above
list or other activity where you have
interest. If you have such interest,
please contact Joan Stanley.
Social Committee Members
Debbie and Jim Burke, Kathy
Lear, Patty and Steve
Crandall, Diane Partenza Judy
Gauvain, Ed Lear, Suzi and
Jeff Marger, Jim and Joan
Stanley, Mark Gauvain, Paul
and Karen Cofoni (not shown)
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New Residents
Upcoming Events
NEWSLETTER WORTHY
The Winnapaug Cottages
Social Committee extends
a warm welcome to the
following new residents.
 Daisy and Hans Oppelt
– moving from
Brooklyn CT. 15
Newbury Cell 401-6362390
 Bernie & Deb Rosselli
5 Newbury, 860-4636355, 239-9921137,[email protected]
efi.com
 Joseph & Nancy Vuono,
12 Newbury,
[email protected],
[email protected]
 Dan and Florence
Alvino, 17 Newbury
401-322-7987; cell 401284-6656;
[email protected],
[email protected]
m (closing September)
Please take time to
introduce yourself to the
new residents and invite
them to join the clubs.
HAVE AN EVENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE
INCLUDED IN THE WC NEWSLETTER?
Submit the title, date, time, location and cost to
[email protected]
WANT TO VOLUNTEER TO CHAIR A GROUP?
CONTACT JOAN STANLEY AT
[email protected] OR
CALL 637-4292
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Wednesday, August 26th Block Island Excursion
Saturday, Aug 29 End of Summer Picnic
Saturday, September 5th Bocce Night1
Thursday, September 10th Ladies Water Aerobics2
Saturday, 12th, 2 PM Tennis3
Monday, September 14th Julliette Ladies Breakfast 9
am4
September 17 Golf, Stonington Country Club 5
Sunday, September 20 “Beautiful” 1 pm, Providence
Thursday, September 24th Book Club 4 pm6
ROMEO – Men’s weekly breakfast, Thursday7
1
Hosted by Karen and Paul Cofoni
Chaired by Betsy Crosby – email if interested
3
Chaired by Steve Crandall. Tennis at Pond View on Shore Rd.
4
Julliette Breakfast is chaired by Deb Vaillancourt and held on
first Monday of each month at the Cooked Goose. No
reservations required.
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Chaired by Paul Cofoni
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Book Club is chaired by Lynn Piola. September selection “The
Little Paris Bookshop ” by Nina George. Email Lynn if you wish to
attend. [email protected]
[email protected]
7
ROMEO is chaired by Nick Blazensky, 8 am at “Cooked Goose.”
No reservations required.
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The dinner co-chairs are
Suzi Marger, Debbie
Burke and Kathy Lear.
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Dinner Club
Upcoming Dinner Date –
Wednesday, September
30th, rain date Thursday,
Oct 1st.
Hosts – Debbie and Mike
Sweeney
Those who have not
previously expressed an
interest but wish to
participate should email
Debbie Burke
[email protected] or
call 637-7860, Suzi Marger
[email protected], 3152559, or Kathy Lear,
[email protected],
584-7918
The third dinner is currently being planned and will be hosted by Debbie and
Mike Sweeney on Wednesday, September 30th with a rain date of Thursday,
October 1st. Mike is a master at grilling and will delight the plates of all who
attend. The hors d’oeuvres, side dishes, salads and desserts will be
prepared by the participants and will provided a luscious menu in a fun
loving, communal setting. All are invited to participate.
The club offers an opportunity for neighbors to break bread in an
inexpensive, intimate, relaxed environment.
Menu Planning Guidelines
 The Dinner Club host assigns a theme to each dinner.
 Time Frame will generally be the 3rd Thursday of each month.
 Host provides the entrée and wine in accordance with theme.
 Prior to a scheduled dinner date, members who have expressed
interest to attend will be asked by the host to provide hors
d’oeuvres, side dishes, or dessert in accordance with the theme.
 Host may opt to provide the recipes to accompany the entree or
request the person to choose a favorite recipe for their portion of
the meal, in accordance with the theme.
 The total cost of the meal, including beverages, is equally divided
and shared by participants.
 In the event there are a greater number of participants than can
be accommodated in one home, multiple hosts may be needed
for the same event.
 Participants will be randomly assigned to a host house.
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The chair, Paul Cofoni,
and co-chair, Diane
Partenza, in conjunction
with sub-committee
members, are continuing
to schedule golf outings at
several courses based on
resident memberships.
If you are interested in
participating in the
remaining golf outing and
have not already done so,
please contact Paul asap.
September Outing –
Stonington Country Club
– September 17th
RSVP by Thursday,
September 10th to Paul
[email protected] or
call 860-989-4901.
Golfers wishing to
participate, who have not
sent an RSVP, can still
join by submitting an
RSVP via email to
[email protected]
or call 860-989-4901 at
least 7 days prior to the
events. The tee times will
be emailed to all
participants 5 days in
advance along with
foursome groupings.
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WCCA Golf Outings
A subcommittee for Golf Outings has been formed. Members of the WCCA
Golf Outing Subcommittee include: Diane Partenza – Co Chair, Paul
Cofoni – Co Chair, Mark Gauvain, Bill White and Steve Crandall. Others are
welcome to join the committee; let the Paul know if you are interested.
Next and Final Golf Outing Planned for 2015
Based on recent committee survey results of interested residents
and follow-up with local public and private golf courses, the
following outing is planned.
Stonington Country Club – September 17th
On August 9th three foursomes gathered at Meadowbrook Golf Course on
a beautiful Summer afternoon. Thanks to Steve Crandall for arranging the
event.
The $60 cash prize was awarded to Steve's three some, who had the
lowest net scores.
We all enjoyed a post round beverage on the patio overlooking the course.
The course was in excellent condition, and the vistas were special.
We will hold our 4th and final WCCA golf outing on the morning of
September 17th. Bill White has graciously offered to organize our last
outing at the Stonington Country Club.
If you would like to attend please email Paul Cofoni at
[email protected] or 860.989.4901.
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The chairs, Diane
Partenza and Patty
Crandall, continue to
research local events that
might interest WC
residents.
Suggestions? Please
contact either Diane or
Patty.
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Local Outings and
Events
The following activities are available for your enjoyment at venues around
Rhode Island.
Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest”
 1September 4th through September 27
 Cost $18.72 for over 62
 The Granite Theater
Diana Ross
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Coordination Process
Indicate your interest.
Based on group size,
cost will be determined.
Send a check to
designated chair
(indicated by
superscript) made out
to CASH and they will
purchase the tickets.
Indicate the event on
your check
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Diane Partenza1
[email protected] or call
315-2145; 24 Kettle Close
Patty Crandall2
[email protected] or call 7876504; 14 Kettle Close
NOTE – superscript denotes
chair that will collect checks
and reserve tickets.
 Foxwoods Casino
 September 18th at 8 pm
 Cost $75 to $100
Weekapaug Inn
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 Oktoberfest – Wednesday, September 16 – Enjoy a meal
inspired by some of the Bavarian classics with a Rhode Island
twist.
 Cost - $75/person
 Cancellation – 72 hrs notification required
Stonington Vineyards1
 Tours and tastings 7 days week 11 – 5 pm
 Friday night concerts 6-9 pm
 m.stoningtonvineyards.com for details
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The Ocean House Events
 Cabaret On The Lawn – September 4; Michael Dutra, a Frank
Sinatra tribute performer, on the South Lawn.
 Introduction to Water Bath Canning – Learn the basics of this
timeless preservation techniques. September 12
 Artist in Residence Series – Local artist share their artistic
creativity and lead a demonstration of their skills. September
4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27.
 Movie Night – “ The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Sunday,
September 27
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Spring House
Magnificent Ocean
Views
Built in 1852, the Spring
House Hotel is Block
Island’s oldest and
largest hotel. The wellmaintained red mansard
roof, large wraparound
veranda, and distinctive
cupola contribute to its
beautifully authentic
New England charm.
The 10-acre promontory
upon which the hotel
sits creates a beloved
feature of the hotel: the
unbeatable view of the
Atlantic Ocean and of
Block Island’s rolling
foothills.
Block Island Excursion
Are you are interested in going a trip to Block Island? The group
would ferry over from Point Judith, which is a 55 minute trip, and
enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Spring House
www.springhousehotel.com. Take a look at the website. It is an
old, charming inn with a specular view. It is about a mile from the
ferry and you can either take a taxi or enjoy a nice walk.
The time allocated gives us amply time to explore the area.
Trip Plans
 Date – Wednesday, August 26th; rain date August 27th
 Ferry - $23.85/person same day round trip (senior rate); 25 people
or more group will get a discounted rate
 Time – 9:30 am outgoing ferry; 4 pm return ferry
 Lunch at the Spring House - $25 fix price menu, not including tax
and tip. Open link to view menu selection
Spring House Lunch_Prefix_2015.pdf
CONTACT
Ed Lear to see if space available
[email protected]
or call 584-7918
.
Currently, 14 residents
have expressed
interest.
Please join us to help
celebrate this first annual
event. All are welcome.
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August 8th Bocce Night Results
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Karen and Paul Cofoni are
have graciously
offered
graciously
hosting
the to
host 4 and
Bocce
Nights
fourth
final
Boccethis
summer
assummer.
they have over
Night
this
the past several years.
They Request
 Each household that
plans to attend to
RSVP Paul
[email protected]
Nights
m or call 860-989-4901
 Saturday,
September 5
 Time
Host provides

- 6 pm beer,
wine, and soft drinks.
They
 Request
Each household is
 Each
askedhousehold
to bring anthat
plans
to attend
to to
appetizer
or dessert
RSVP
share Paul
[email protected]
RSVP m or call 860-989-4901
 Host provides beer,
Paul Cofoni
wine, and soft drinks.
[email protected] or call
 Each household is
860-989-4901
asked to bring an
appetizer or dessert to
share.
RSVP
Paul Cofoni
[email protected] or call
860-989-4901
“M**2+Pwr” Takes First Place
Thirty five neighbors gathered once again for a beautiful evening under the
stars on August 8th.
We continue to be blessed with wonderful weather for these events.
Thanks to all those who brought such delicious appetizers and desserts.
The competition for bocce bragging rights was fierce, as nine teams
qualified for the quarter finals.
Team Westerly mashed the Meatballs and carved up team Lasagna to
advance to the semifinals.
Team Apollo rocketed past team Winners to also reach the semifinals.
Team M**2 + Pwr defeated the Kettle Closers algebraically 7 to 2, and the
Shina's defused the Bronx Bombers in a 7 to 5 match.
In the semifinals team Westerly defeated team Apollo to advance to the
finals, and team M**2 + Pwr edged past the Shinas to set up the finals
between themselves and team Westerly.
The finals were played just before curfew and M**2 + Pwr applied
Newton's three laws of motion (inertia, Force=mass*acceleration, and
equal and opposite forces) to overpower team Westerly, and give us new
Champions.
Our last bocce night of the season will be held on Saturday, September
5th at 6 PM. Trophies will be awarded to the first and second place
teams. Please let Paul Cofoni ([email protected] or 860.989.4901)
know if you plan to attend.
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Ladies Water Aerobics
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Karen Crosby
and Paul
Cofoni
Betsy
is graciously
have graciously
offered
hosting
2 sessions
of to
host 4 Bocce
thisthis
Ladies
WaterNights
Aerobics
summer as they have over
summer.
the past several years.
Dates – weather permitting
They
Request September
 Thursday,
th
 10
Each
that
at household
AM
attend to
 5plans
KettletoClose
RSVP Paul
Request
[email protected]
 Each
woman
is asked
m or call
860-989-4901
bring
a noodle.
 to
Host
provides
beer,
 Please
respond
to
wine, and soft drinks.
if you planisto
 Betsy
Each household
attend.
asked to bring an
appetizer or dessert to
RSVP
share
Lynn Piola to lead the aerobic sessions
Betsy Crosby hosted the second aerobic session in August and it was
great fun. She has graciously offered to host it again in September at
her pool.
Lynn will once again lead the session .The session will last approximately
30-45 minutes. Please bring a noodle if you have one.
Betsy Crosby
RSVP
[email protected]
Paul Cofoni
315-2470 or cell 908-447-1289
[email protected] or call
860-989-4901
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End of Summer Picnic
 Email Suzi Marger
[email protected]/
401-315-2559 or
 Judy Gauvain
[email protected]
/401-637-4864
 Send check made
out to CASH or Steve
Crandall, 14 Kettle
Close
 Payees will be
issued a button to
indicate payment
 Location – Kettle
Close
2015 Summer Picnic
Saturday, August 29th
 Cost –$20/person; children under 7 free, over 7
Committees


 organize lawn
games
 grill for ½ hr. period
 Set up and take
down tables
 Clean up crew
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FOR MORE INFORMATION

[email protected]
This picnic was Steve and Patty
Crandall’s idea and is being
planned as a collaborative effort by
the Social committee.
yrs. $10
A tent for shade, and tables and chairs
Hamburgers and hot dogs, rolls and buns,
condiments, paper products
Bring a dish to share and your choice of
beverage if you wish something other than what
is listed below.
Beer will be provided along with water, diet
coke and lemonade
Rain date email notification by Saturday noon
.
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Away Outings
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The Away Outings Club is
not formally established to
date and is in need of
people to help coordinate
this group effort.
Away outings are defined
as trips that require hired
transportation for a full day
tour or overnight stays with
hotel accommodations.
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1
0
The trips shown here
are offered by the
Westerly Senior
Center.
Interested WC residents
should contact the
Senior Center for
details.
The trips are organized
by several different
travel agencies.
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Mets
 Sunday , August 30, 2015
 Cost $119; left center field level seats
 Depart 8 am and return 8:30 pm
Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island/San Gennaro Feast Tour
th
 September 12
 Cost $114
Travel by bus to NYC to visit the Statue of Liberty
and Ellis Island followed by a brief ride by the
Freedom Tower. Then it’s off to San Gennaro
Feast in Little Italy. Dinner is at Paesan’s
where you’ll have a choice of off the menu
pasta and meat dishes.
WESTERLY SENIOR CENTER
A Nationally Accredited Senior
Center
39 State Street
401-596-2424
www.westerlyseniorcenter.org
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Osher Lifelong Learning
Institute (OLLI) at URI
OLLI Membership
 Membership is open to
anyone over the age of
50.
 Membership Fee - $50
annually
 Additional fees for
most course and
lectures.
 How To Join - CLICK
HERE to join OLLI or
renew your
membership online.
Download a
Membership
Registration Form and
mail or drop off with
payment ( checks
payable to URI)
 Location – 210 Flagg
Rd, Kingston, RI
OLLI provides learning opportunities to enhance the enjoyment,
meaning, and direction of adult lives as well as the health and well-being
of adults. OKKI seeks to develop a community of older learners.
The OLLI at URI is part of a national network of Osher Lifelong Learning
Institutes funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation. OKKI members play
a key role in shaping, managing, and leading the organization.
2015 Fall Catalog Information
www.uri.edu/olli *
Access the website for course titles and times
 Membership Registration Form
 Special Interest Groups, Trips & Events
Class Categories




Current Affairs
Health and Wellness
Film
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Registration Notes
www.uri.edu/olli/ or call
 Make checks payable to URI (CASH and CREDIT CARDS
cannot be accepted).
 After you have submitted your registration, you will be
automatically enrolled UNLESS the class has been oversubscribed, in which case you will be notified.
 Registrations are accepted until course is filled.
401-874-4197
Fall Catalog is
available online at
www.uri.edu/olli.
For more detailed information open the underlined link or copy and paste it into
a browser. *Adobe must be installed on your computer to open catalog.
.
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