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Go & Do Retail Briefs The beautiful Waterfront Inn at Lake Sumter Landing, which provides guests with casual elegance, Southern hospitalty and charm, is celebrating its first anniversary. The hotel is providing specials to mark the occasion. “For every lunch served (through Oct. 10) we will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society for the Relay For Life,” said Kelly Fairchild, director of food and beverage for the Waterfront Inn. The hotel also is offering another great deal: a special VIP rate for the entire month of October of $89 per night. “This is a 30 percent savings,” Kelly said, adding it’s subject to availability on standard rooms. The special is open the public. “If residents do not have enough beds for their guests, we have the beds,” said Pam Miller, general manager of the Waterfront Inn. She finds that guests revel in a great night’s sleep, the hotel’s beautiful decor and the picturesque waterfront view. “This is like a little oasis, with a tropical but Southern feel,” Pam said. “Our guests just love it.” The Waterfront Inn also has become a popular place for Villagers to enjoy great entertainment. In celebration of the hotel’s anniversary, Chip Flatow, “The Comic Hypnotist,” will entertain Oct. 8. The cost is $15 per person. Also during the anniversary week — as well as every Thursday, WATERFRONT INN IS CELEBRATING ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY Friday and Saturday night — Gil Allen plays the piano for the dance-ready crowd. Pam and Kelly invite residents to stop by and enjoy a meal at the hotel’s restaurant, Amelia’s, the ideal spot for a sunny afternoon lunch, romantic dinner, or aftertheater dessert and coffee. “The food here is just awesome,” Pam said, adding that it exceeds many people’s expectations. “The most popular dish and the No. 1 item is our crab soup,” added Kelly. “It’s our signature item, and we make it from scratch.” Amelia’s also features Italian Night every Monday; a Sunday brunch; and “Date Night” on Tuesdays, featuring a two-for-one dinner on a limited menu for $19.95 per couple. ALL THINGS FINE WILL HOST A PRE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Halloween Village accessories from Dept. 56, as well as Jim Shore’s collectibles with a fall harvest theme, are decoratively displayed at All Things Fine, the popular Spanish Springs shop that specializes in fine English china, crystal, glassware and gifts. Alan and Lyn Cook, who own All Things Fine, invite residents to stop by and see the new items. “Halloween is No. 2,” Alan said of its popularity behind Christmas decorating. “The biggest part of our business is the fourth-quarter holiday season. We go all out with Halloween, Thanksgiving and the Christmas houses.” All Things Fine will host a pre-holiday open house Oct. 18. “It’s going to be a special day, with lots of specials and prize drawings,” Alan said. “We are going to have representatives here from quite a few of the brands that we do: Dept. 56, Snowbabies, Lennox, Faerie Glen and Jim Shore.” The open house will be a perfect time for residents to meet the representatives. “They can ask questions about the products and the artists,” Alan said. “The Dept. 56 representative is going to be doing a display on how to make mounts for displaying your own collections. The Jim Shore representative is going to have an early gifts-with-purchase program, where she will be giving away free gifts.” OCTOBER 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - October 2008

The Villages - October 2008
Go to the Show
Huge Crowd Greets Palin
Cheering for the Buffalo
Sports and Recreation
Making a Splash
Nike Day Brings Cink
Brain Exercises
Go & Do Shopping & Dining Guide
Retail Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - October 2008