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by Julie Gabell
It has been said of Betty Mazer that she is the ultimate “party gal,” a woman who knows how to bring people together and organize a good time. That reputation is precisely what earns her the spot as this month’s Notable Neighbor.
Betty would be the first to tell you that she is not a person who has moved around a lot. “I was born and raised on Cleveland,” she says, “and never gave leaving there a second thought.” She went to St. John’s College School of Nursing, graduated in 1952, and got a job at nearby Marymount Hospital.
When Betty’s sister introduced her to Mark Mazer, the couple knew immediately they had latched on something special. They married in 1954 and remained in Cleveland, raising their four girls and one boy. Once the kids were old enough to go to school, Betty returned to nursing. For the next thirty years, she stayed at Marymount Hospital working in the psychiatric ward at a time when psychotic medicine was in its infancy. Helped by her even temperament and realistic approach to life, she grew to love the patients and her work.
Betty lived and worked in Cleveland until she and her husband discovered Beacon Woods while on vacation in 1982. Mark fell in love with Florida and the couple put a ten-dollar ($10.00!) deposit on a condo in Wedgewood. Though their eventual move south in 1984 fulfilled one of Mark’s fondest dreams, Betty, missed the friends and activities she had left behind in Ohio. To lift her sprits she joined an exercise group in the community clubhouse. At that time, each member took a turn leading the routines, and when it was her turn, Betty was so good at what she did that she remained in this position until the class moved to the pool. She then stepped up to meet a new need by starting a separate exercise class for women who chose not to swim.
Betty surprises her friends when she reveals that Mark, who did not particularly like to travel long distances, encouraged her to see the world without him. As a result, she and a friend have ventured to some exotic destinations. Though a trip to Australia was her “adventure of a lifetime,” she also flew to such destinations as Germany, England, Norway, and Sweden.
Betty definitely is a people person, a “Johnny on the spot” responder when someone is in need. Her dedication as a nurse enables her to encounter difficult situations with effective and compassionate solutions. Her humor and likeability make her one of the special assets on which Beacon Woods has built a star-studded reputation over the years.
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WE NOW COLLECT BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Clip “Box Tops for Education” labels & earn cash for the area schools.
This program provides equipment for classrooms and playgrounds. They are found on the following products: Campbells, General Mills, Pillsbury, Nestle, Yoplait, Ziploc, Hefty, Scott, Cottonelle, Kleenex, Hanes, Betty Crocker, Land O’Lakes, Green Giant and more. Over 200 brands participate. You can shop through btfe.com at Barnes & Noble, jcpenney and Target to earn eBox Tops. Enter bonus box tops sweepstakes online for offers in our area, too. Please drop off your Box Tops at the Civic Center.
Can Tab Program
Please bring your can tabs to the Civic Center. We are collecting the tabs to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. Although they may be small, the can tabs quickly add up and eventually bring a substantial amount of money each year to support the Shriner's mission to provide expert medical care to children at no cost. Monies are also used to purchase items for the patients such as arts and crafts.
In addition to the normal business hours Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM, the Clubhouse is also open on Saturdays from 1-4PM. It is available for dropping off payments, obtaining new homeowner packets, card playing or enjoy a leisure day reading in the free Beacon Woods Lending Library.
Assessments Now Due
The Beacon Woods Maintenance fees are $280.00 per year, $140.00 per 6 months or $70.00 per quarter for each home.
The 2nd Quarter assessments for 2015 are due for April, May & June. Please check with the Civic Center for your correct balance.
The Administrative Late Fee of $25.00 will automatically be applied to delinquent accounts on the tenth day of the second month of the quarter (for this quarter that date is May 10th). Please bring or send your ID cards with your payments so they can be updated, as they are necessary for access to the facilities and the Board meetings.
Ambulance Fund Applications
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