Lake Wildwood Theatre presents ‘70 Girls 70’ |

Lake Wildwood Theatre presents ‘70 Girls 70’

The Union photo/John Hart
John R. Hart | The Union

Picture this … A group of talented veteran stage performers are now senior citizens who want to return to their Broadway days.

They end up living together in a run-down tenement hotel in 1950s New York City. Not quite up to their standards, they want to refurbish the hotel and make it a haven for other seasoned performers … but they need money.

Enter their world of crime to see how they accomplish their goals.

Sound interesting? If you enjoy comedy, then come to the Lake Wildwood Theatre (LWT) production of “70 Girls 70,” starting on Nov. 6 in the Cedar Room at the Lake Wildwood Clubhouse. There will be eight evening performances and one Sunday matinee through Nov. 16. Tickets are $20. Available times, reservations and even help for interested audience members outside of LWW can be arranged by calling Kristine from LWT at 530-263-2915.

Carole Ellison, a veteran of more than 15 LWW and Penn Valley productions, is coming out of retirement to direct this fall musical with the assistance of Janet Reynolds as producer, Shirlyn Vogel as executive producer, Roberta Frank as music director and Dinah Smith as choreographer. A large and talented cast, as well as numerous support volunteers will make this a performance to remember.

Cell tower in Buckeye Circle open space

The issue of cell tower reception in LWW appears to be resolved once the Verizon tower is constructed by the NID water tower off of Pleasant Valley Road. There will also be some overlapping coverage from the AT&T tower by the H20 Park-n-Ride and a new 100-foot tower permitted for Bitney Springs Road.

At the Oct. 22 board meeting, several residents around the Buckeye Circle open space voiced concerns that this area has been staked for a tower, and conversations with AT&T were still ongoing. There was concern for those neighbors wanting to sell and needing to make a “material disclosure” of AT&T’s cell tower activity. Other issues that were brought up included health issues, how this seems to contradict the CC&Rs and the appropriateness of using residentially zoned open space for industrial construction. Regardless of what information was presented and the handicap it places on owners wanting to sell, the board did not agree to discontinue conversations in favor of a “wait and see” approach, even though the problem appears to be solved. It begs the question — why? If this is important to you, now is the time to get involved.

Tim the Tree Man

I want to send a public thank you to Tim the Tree Man. Every spring and fall for the last three years, Tim has dropped off a truckload of tree chips, which I use to mulch my flower beds, open spaces and paths.

Mulching over fallen leaves helps them to break down while loosening the soil. Plants mulched in late May before the hot summer sun and again in October/November before heavy rain and snow will be healthier and will decrease water use and run-off. And with no leaves to rake, there are no green waste cans to deal with, either.

Call Tim at 265-6202 if you might want to mulch your yard instead of raking leaves and building landfill. These are large, full dump trucks, so expect to spend four to five hours spreading it around.

Got a tip about someone or something in Lake Wildwood or Penn Valley? Contact Shirl Mendonca at

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