Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events May 23, 2005

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PJSN First Aniverssary

I68 Information from Mark Minor Past Commodore of Sailing Singles

Dinner of the Month Tue 5/24/2005

Sailing Singles Rendezvous Sat 5/28/05 at DYC, EBC and Sindbads

Bethany East Dance Sat 5/28/05

Metropolitan Beach Rendezvous Sun 5/29/05

Gayle Shields Pool Party Mon 5/30/2005


PJSN First Aniverssary

One year ago The Peggy Jo Studio began publishing this email newsletter each Monday morning. There were a few issues earlier but they were not on a regular basis.

Circulation then was about 250 email addresses. We now have over 1500 in the database.

The goal is to provide information about events in the community for married and single people .

We try to do that by providing event data and passing along hopeful thoughts , health tips, and general advice.
You also might find health tips, encouraging words or spiritual links, places to shop or dine and just some fun information or stories.

Advertisers and/or sponsors are welcome to support our goals,

Past issues of the Peggy Jo studio are here.


Dryer heating unit

The heating unit went out of my dryer. The repairman went in to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. We always clean the lint from the filter after every load of clothes.
He told us that he wanted to show us something. He took the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. Now, this thing is like a mesh-I'm sure you know what your dryer's lint filter looks like - WELL......the hot water just laid on top of the mesh!!! It didn't go through it at all!!!

He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh and that's what burns out the heating unit. You can't SEE the film, but it's there. He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months.

He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that???!!!! Learn something new everyday! I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that. Note: I went to dryer and tested my screen by running water on it. The water collected a little but ran though the screen. I dried it off and was ready to put it back in the dryer since the water ran through it but, I thought was the heck it won't hurt to wash it while I had it out. Warm soap water and a nylon brush and I had it done in 30 seconds. I then ran the water over the screen and what a difference the water just gushed through it with no puddling at all and this time I was running the water at a faster rate.

That repairman knew what he was talking about. ---- ------ Please pass this on to your friends.




Top ten Safety Tips for Women

full article here
  1. Awareness: By being aware of your surroundings and by projecting a "force presence," many altercations which are commonplace on the street can be avoided
  2. Use Your Sixth Sense: Avoid a person or a situation which does not "feel" safe--you're probably right.
  3. Self-Defense Training: The self-defense program should include simulated assaults, with a fully padded instructor in realistic rape and attack scenarios, to allow you to practice what you've learned
  4. Escape: Run away, yell for help, throw a rock through a store or car window--do whatever you can to attract attention. And if the criminal is after your purse or other material items, throw them one way while you run the other.
  5. Your Right to Fight: strike quickly, and mean business. You may only get one chance.
  6. Pepper Spray: Not always effective.Trust your body and your wits, which you can always depend on in the event of an attack
  7. Home Invasions: Have a safe room in your house to which you can retreat
  8. Avoiding Car-jacking:Lock all doors and keep windows up when driving. See archived issue
  9. A Travel Tip: Always carry a door wedge with you when you travel. A wedge is often stronger than the door it secures.
  10. Safety in Cyberspace: When communicating on- line, use a nickname and always keep personal information such as home address and phone number confidential.

Captions added to Commodore's Ball photos

There is now a slide show of photos taken at the Sailing Singles recent Commodore's Ball. You can view them here. Please send any photos that you would like to add to editor@peggyjostudio.net




Charley's Recommendation

Charley recommends Toast in Ferndale for a moderately priced Brunch. It is at 23144 Woodward three blocks north of nine mile. Phone 248-398-0444. Web Site.

  • I68 Information from Mark Minor Past Commodore of Sailing Singles
  • Many of you are familiar with the I-68 form, but newer club members may not be. This column is an attempt to make everyone aware of that they need to know relative to customs and immigration matters when going to and from Canada by water.

    Marks entire article can be found on the Sailing Singles I-68 page He covers the procedures for entering a Canadian port, Returning to The US, the Nexus Card and the Customs Decal.
    Having an I-68 fulfills the inspection requirement without having to physically go the either the Ambassador Bridge or the Detroit Windsor Tunnel to report in and be inspected in person.

    There is a move afoot to replace the I-68 with a joint US/Canadian program called Nexus. A Nexus card is good for five years and costs $50, which is a savings over five I-68's, and is also useful when going to or from Canada by car. The application process takes much longer, because it is done via mail and involves processing by both countries.
    Proof of citizenship is needed when entering the US. A passport or a birth certificate and a picture ID is required.

    Here are some web sites of interest:
    US Customer and Border Protection - I-68 
    US Customer and Border Protection - Customs Decal
    Canada Customs Procedures -
    Contact Mark Minor



  • Dinner of the Month Tue 5/24/2005
  • Sailing Singles will be conducting their Dinner of the Month at Fishbones' Rhythm Kitchen Cafe 29244 Northwestern Highway Southfield, MI phone 248 351-2925

    Contact Bonnie Miller at 313-538-7222 or email

    More information
  • Sailing Singles Rendezvous Sat 5/28/05 at DYC, EBC and Sindbads
  • In the afternoon, Sailing singles are invited to the Detroit Yacht Club to view the finish of the DYC race. there will be a party tent where the awards will be presented after the race about 5:00 pm. The shuttle boat runs from the foot of St Jean near Harbor Hill Marina to the DYC starting about noon. Call the DYC at 313-824-1200.

    In the evening the Sailing Singles boats will be docked at the Edison Boat club across the river from the DYC and registered for dinner Sailing Singles members will have dinner at 6:00 pm

    After dinner the gang will be going to Sindbads for dancing Sindbads will be providing a shuttle bus. contact Jim Steigelman at 248-745-3876 or email him

  • Bethany East Dance Sat 5/28/05
  • Sterling Chateau 38500 Ryan Road just south of 17 Mile in Sterling Heights

  • Metropolitan Beach Rendezvous Sun 5/29/05
  • Sailing Singles will be gathering at the North Marina by both boat and car to celebrate Memorial Day. Bring your own everything. To register or email

    There is a charge per car to get into Metropolitan Beach Park.

  • Gayle Shields Pool Party Mon 5/30/2005
  • Gayle Shield's pool party scheduled for Sunday May 29, 2005 starting at 2:00 pm. Bring a dish to pass and $6.00 Hot dogs will be furnished. Gayle lives at 2129 Tall Oaks in Troy Her number is 248.641.0287 for more information call Frank Shier at 248-524-0572

  • Prints of Original Paintings from Peggy Jo Studio
  • If you are interested in ordering prints of original art by Peggy Jo, please contact her or buy this print now.

    10 X 14 1/2 Matted to 16 X 20 printed on watercolor paper .A print of an original watercolor of by Peggy Jo Wise Marcuse.

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