By: Sharon Aron Baron Tamarac residents Robert and Sondra thought retirement would be the greatest time of their lives. Sondra had retired from working at American Express after 23 years and Robert retired from the building business where he spent the past 20 traveling all over Florida, Central and South America. Retirement started out nicely, […]
By: Sharon Aron Baron The Woodlands ‘Architectural” committee has turned into a committee less about architecture and more about code infractions. This is almost impossible to do with such a small committee of volunteers, many who work full-time. Most communities in Broward County have the right idea: Hire the management company to police your community […]
By: Sharon Aron Baron On January 8, 2011 I posted a video showing a stretch of Commercial Boulevard across the street from the Woodlands that I see twice, sometimes more each day. After more than a year, I still haven’t grown immune to this neglected part of our City. I found out that this […]
By: Sharon Aron Baron Today my seven-year-old daughter has been getting her first lesson in sales and in the power of what bitter neighbors can do. Today my daughter and I set up her Girl Scout Cookie stand outside our house. She dressed up in her uniform after school and helped with signs that were […]
Woodlands resident Gilda, or Gil as she likes to be called, is an artist, a language specialist, and a medical administrator. My intention was to chat with her about her artwork, however, I found her life story just as impressive.
Gil (pronounced Jill) moved to the Woodlands five years ago after falling in love with the homes and the beauty of the neighborhood. Inside her home, she has surrounded herself with her works of art which decorate her walls. Gil, who wouldn’t give her age, has a type of beauty that is timeless and natural. When she smiles, one can’t help but smiling too, as her happiness is infectious.
By: Sharon Aron Baron On New Years Eve, the residents of Coco Palm Drive held their annual block party inviting residents from around the Woodlands to attend. There were all sorts of music to dance to, fire pits to keep people warm, delicious food and drinks, and even party favors to ring in the new […]
By: Sharon Aron Baron The joyous Christmas season can bring out the best in people, but this year a neighbor in Section 8 has decided to show how malicious one can be during what should be a time of celebration. This neighbor, who seems to be privy to Section 8 financial and personal information, has […]
After Jeff Smoley wrote a response to my wild bird video with his observations of the many wild animals around the Woodlands, I was inspired to write about my experience with these critters. You see, after moving here from West Davie over a year ago, you’d think I would have seen my fair share of […]
Here’s a look at one of our most unusual residents in the Woodlands; meet Sidney Baxter Toro. Sidney, a Sphynx cat, is owned by Woodlands residents Eddie and Debbie Toro who purchased her from a breeder in Midlothian, Virginia back in 2003. According to Petinfospot.com, Sphynx cats are a rare breed of cat with extremely […]
Dogs riding in golf carts: What was once an unusual sight to me now brings a smile to my face. The prevalence of dogs riding with their owners in golf carts at the Woodlands Country Club is evident by all the owners who decide not to leave home without their four-legged golfing partner. I don’t know […]