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by Julie Gabell
Cider Mill Village
Connie Capozzi-Brown knows the score—she’s been keeping it since the age of six when she first hit the courts,
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Her sister Joan was the one slated for tennis lessons, but from the moment Connie picked up a racquet, she was tagged a natural. Much to the amazement of her parents and the chagrin of her sister, she could hit a ball faster and farther than her nine-year-old sibling.
Over the course of the next nineteen years, Connie won or placed in more matches than this column could comfortably fit. Tennis player at nine; national champion in singles and doubles at 10, she went on to win or be runner up in over 65 tournaments.
She trained with the best: Australian instructor Harry Hopman. She also rubbed elbows with such tennis greats as Jimmy Connors and Billie Jean King. In 1982 she was the first woman to be inducted into the Butler County Sports Hall of Fame with athletes such as Joe Nuxhall (Baseball); Jerry Lucas (Basketball); Weeb Ewbank and Ara Parseghian (Football), and Federal Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis (First Commissioner of Major League Baseball). She considers this honor her greatest achievement.
Talent and good sportsmanship have also earned Connie numerous prestigious titles throughout the years, among them “Miss National Jaycee” for appearance and conduct on and off the court, Houston, TX; “Most Valuable Player” at the National Girls’ Team Tournament, Charleston, WV; “Athlete of the Year,” Veterans of Foreign Wars; and recognition by Sports Illustrated and the Cye Young Award committee. In addition, she was honored with the designation “Middletown Ambassador of Good Will” and picked by Queen Elizabeth to play at Wimbleton. Connie’s teaching experience is no less impressive.
In 1981 Connie stepped away from life on the tennis circuit to embrace a new and equally active lifestyle. She met and married Dennis Brown, a successful property manager. The couple settled in Miami, but later moved to San Diego where Dennis had accepted a new and challenging position. For the next twenty-three years, Connie wore hats of many different colors as she worked by her husband’s side. When Dennis switched from property management to the wholesale and retail business, she was buyer, sales person, human resource contact, and sales manager. When occasion arose to buy a lucrative screen printing franchise, she pitched right in to support her husband. Later, Connie branched out to help an attorney friend, and for five years she concentrated on all aspects of legal research.
In 2006, after twenty-three years in San Diego, the couple moved to Florida to be near Connie’s family. Golf had become a favorite pastime and Beacon Woods was an ideal place to pursue it. Like so many of our neighbors, Connie is a “transplant” who brings to the community a friendly smile, a willingness to pitch in and help, and a wealth of good karma.
Beacon Woods Civic Association
Maggi Kosuda, Manager
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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 3rd Quarter assessments for 2014 are due now for July, August & September. 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 August 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
Renewals and New memberships for August 1, 2014 thru July 31, 2015. $10/person pays $100/emergency ambulance usage. Click here for Ambulance Fund Application
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2008 Long Range Planning Committee Report
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