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The Red Dragon Finds a New Home

The Red Dragon Finds a New Home

Inspired by the Dunedin Center’s dragon bike rack, James Mallory, working on Fenway’s construction, built a Rocking Dragon from wood reused from the Fenway and donated it to the Branch.  This was raffled as a fundraiser at Tai Chi Week in November and won by Steve Shaya of Dunedin.  He shipped it to Santa who […]
A Masquerade Ball in Sarasota, FL

A Masquerade Ball in Sarasota, FL

The 8:00 am class took responsibility to plan a holiday party at the Sarasota, FL branch.  Afraid it would be difficult to lure people out of their comfortable homes during the holiday break, the class decided to do something different.  With Branch Council support, and a bit of skepticism – the idea was put into […]
Doctors reaching out to the Society and the community

Doctors reaching out to the Society and the community

There was a conference for Family Doctors in upstate New York on Chronic Disease Management. It was hosted by the Upstate Medical University, Department of Family Medicine, in Syracuse, NY. The director of that program contacted the Society and asked for a program as a final social event of the day. Four from the Ithaca […]
Dunedin to Edinburgh to Dunedin

Dunedin to Edinburgh to Dunedin

We’re Skyping again, and this time Marsha calls Pegoty and Jean in Dunedin, Florida, where the Fenway renovation is swarming with carpenters and demolition crews. We hear of how the old elevator (pictured) was hoisted out of the building – or was it an illustration of the dan-yu? Members from Edinburgh will be on the […]
What’s happening at the Fenway Hotel?

What’s happening at the Fenway Hotel?

“What’s happening at the Fenway Hotel?” is a question that occasionally reverberates around the tai chi practice hall as beginning and continuing students participate in their classes.  Recognizing the importance of keeping interested students connected, Dunedin Branch President Robin Reardon led several interested students on an extensive tour of the Fenway on October 17, 2015.  […]
International Workshop held in Portland, Oregon

International Workshop held in Portland, Oregon

The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, Portland Branch, hosted an International Workshop in Portland, Oregon on September 26-27.  The Workshop had one hundred participants from nine states and Canada.  The Workshop was led by Verity Rolfe, an international instructor from Vancouver, Canada, Pacific region. The Workshop included large and small group sessions, working […]
Development surge underway in downtown Dunedin

Development surge underway in downtown Dunedin

Meanwhile, a short distance south of downtown, the Taoist Tai Chi Society is deep into its formidable rehabilitation of the 1920s era Mediterranean-style Fenway hotel property on Edgewater Drive (Alternate 19) it bought three years ago for $2.8 million. The interior has been gutted and the structure is being reinforced where needed, society President Pegoty Packman […]
Prime of Your Life Day at the Clark County Fair

Prime of Your Life Day at the Clark County Fair

On August 12th, the Vancouver, WA location/Portland Branch enjoyed hosting a booth at the  Prime of Your Life Day at the Clark County Fair.  The orange BALANCE banner flew all 10 days of the fair visible to over 270,000 attendees.  Members from Washington State and Oregon enjoyed doing a stage demo and were still smiling […]
A Dragon Comes To Dunedin to Celebrate International Awareness Day

A Dragon Comes To Dunedin to Celebrate International Awareness Day

Free demonstrations, brunch, presentations from national and local dignitaries, and the unveiling of our fabulous Dragon Bike Rack marked Taoist Tai Chi® International Awareness Day on Thursday, August 13. The unveiling was  held at the Taoist Tai Chi International Center Florida, 453 Edgewater Dr., Dunedin, FL. The functional art was dedicated to Ron Boucher, a very […]
Update – International Center Florida

Update – International Center Florida

Construction on the new International Center Florida is at full speed. Workers are very busy making structural repairs and framing rooms in the Main Building called Building A.  Completion of the A Building, the former Historic Fenway Hotel, is scheduled for Summer of 2016.     Flags are now flying on the flagpole in the front […]
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