News You Can Use
by Julie Gabell
If any one among us is privy to the “lifestyles of the rich and famous,” it is Lee Olson, resident of Fairway Village in Beacon Woods.
Since graduation from Smith College in 1940, Lee has moved in circles that most of us only envy from afar. Her early years as ticket manager for a summer theater north of Detroit put her in contact with such celebrated persons as Jessie Royce Landis, Brenda Forbes, and automotive pioneer Henry Ford and his wife. Later when that same theater offered Master Classes taught by Hollywood stars to aspiring young actors, she photographed and dined with greats like Basil Rathbone, Vincent Price, and Ilka Chase.
Such beginnings only whetted her appetite for more. She became a photojournalist for a daily newspaper and took pictures of Senator Edward Muskie, Hubert Humphrey, Sandy Levin, Norman Vincent Peale, and other notables who were guest speakers at Oakland University in Michigan. Other favorite photo ops were of Governor George Romney during his many appearances in her area.
After her retirement, Lee worked as a publicist for the Academy of Dramatic Art at the University. She promoted its productions at area high schools with student Robert Englund who later headed for Hollywood to become “Freddie Krueger” in the film series A Nightmare on Elm Street. Always active and industrious, Lee has also found herself standing next to Tyrone Power in a NYC museum, has dined near a table where Bette Davis was holding court, and was charmed by Eleanor Roosevelt who was a guest speaker at her son’s prep school. She has watched from the City Hall steps in Brisbane, Australia as Queen Elizabeth did a “walkabout” at the Commonwealth Games. Without a doubt she has been around! One of the highlights of Lee’s life, however, occurred in 2004 when her grandson, Daniel Travis, starred in the movie Open Water proving that the ‘family apple’ never falls far from the tree!
Lee’s work and travels brought her “up close and personal” to senators, actors, ministers, and queens, but despite her high-profile experiences, she has managed to maintain the down-to-earth qualities that we value in our Beacon Woods’ neighbors. It goes without saying that the stars she has met still glitter in her crown of treasured memories.
Beacon Woods Civic Association
Maggi Kosuda, Manager
12440 Clocktower Pkwy.
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Ron Meiczinger, President
Peggy Weiss, Vice President
Ron Hubbs, Treasurer
|Board of Director's Regular Monthly Meeting|
|Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 Civic Center 7pm|
|Deadline for "Woodsman" articles|
|Monday, December 16th, 2013 |
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:00 PM, Board of Director's Regular Monthly Meeting Agenda CLICK HERE
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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 4th Quarter assessments for 2013 are due now for October, November & December. 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 November 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, 2013 thru July 31, 2014. $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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