Mark Pokroy

New shuffleboard courts at senior center ready for play

New shuffleboard courts at senior center ready for play

Mark and Janet Pokroy, along with Jim Russell, are playing a game of shuffleboard on a summer afternoon at the Holley Navarre Senior Center. A few others stop by as the day progresses. The game is being played on the new courts that were laid down earlier this year after months in which the pieces […]

Senior center serves up pancakes and a side of fun

Senior center serves up pancakes and a side of fun

Don Brown is having fun amid the hustle and bustle of another pancake breakfast at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center on a Saturday morning. He has been involved at the senior center for more than two years now and steps up for a variety of volunteer opportunities during the year. Read the full article in the […]

A night at the mystery dinner theater

A night at the mystery dinner theater

Two hours of anticipation was on the cusp of its conclusion Saturday night. The final piece of the script was in my hands — the reporter known as Smitty in the Holley Navarre Senior Center’s mystery dinner theater production — and also in the hands of the sometimes-clueless Inspector Eddie Constantine, a role played by […]

Senior center hosts dinner theater Saturday night

Senior center hosts dinner theater Saturday night

The microphones are laid out on a table inside the Holley Navarre Senior Center. Everyone in the cast of Last Call at Chez Mort, the dinner theater production that will play out Saturday at the center, is ready for another rehearsal. Read the full article in the April 5 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Workshop provides an opportunity to paint

Workshop provides an opportunity to paint

Not everyone is blessed with artistic talent. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to draw or paint. “If you can hold a pencil, I can teach you to paint,” said Mary Ellen Linthicum, an art instructor at the Holley Navarre Senior Center. Read the full article in the Mar. 29 issue of Navarre […]

Travel popular activity among seniors

Travel popular activity among seniors

Travel is high on the priority list of those 50 and over. It’s also big business for the industry, according to Stephanie Miles, the senior vice president for marketing and member benefits at AARP. “Travel is the number one thing people at that age aspire to do, especially with a significant other or family,” Miles […]

Couple’s volunteering spirit enlivens senior center

Couple’s volunteering spirit enlivens senior center

Janet and Mark Pokroy used to ride their bikes around the Holley-Navarre Senior Center in the summer months when they were down here visiting the area. Their first impression of it from the outside looking in was an interesting one. “It looked closed. There was no one around. We had no idea what it was,” […]

Linthicum shares her artistic talent at senior center class each week

Linthicum shares her artistic talent at senior center class each week

Although she has been passionate about painting for more than half her life, Mary Ellen Linthicum never planned on teaching an art class at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center. It just happened to work out that way. Read the full article in the Jan. 26 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little […]

Holley Navarre Senior Center solves mystery

Holley Navarre Senior Center solves mystery

To a sold-out crowd on Feb. 6, the Holley Navarre Senior Center Mystery Dinner Theater group gave a rousing performance of the murder mystery “‘Pasta, Passion and Pistols.” The center was transformed into a little Italian restaurant in Little Italy, N.Y. for the play. Restaurant owner Pepi Roni was shot in the back and the […]