John Knox Village Gazette

On a typically hot but calm, July South Florida afternoon, a sizable flotilla of assorted boats of every description encircled a 324-foot tanker ship that was the object of their attention. From large 100-foot yachts and party boats, to Sport Fishermen, down to single passenger kayaks – dozens of watercraft carrying hundreds of spectators assembled to watch the newest addition to Shipwreck Park, the artificial reef project located off Pompano Beach.

The controlled sinking of Lady Luck, formerly known as the Newtown Creek, was widely publicized. The sinking was planned for a site approximately a mile and a half from the Pompano Beach Pier. Lady Luck is the largest addition to Shipwreck Park, which follows an imaginary boundary from Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to the south to the Deerfield Beach Pier to the north.

Initiative By Local Government And Businesses

Shipwreck Park, a joint local government and business initiative, enhances tourism in the area.

According to its website: (, “Lady Luck is one of the biggest contributions to Florida’s artificial reef system and one of the most easily accessible major dive sites in the nation. The ship will be the centerpiece of what will become known as Shipwreck Park, surrounded by 16 other existing wrecks covered with marine life. Shipwreck Park will be a unique underwater cultural arts park with rotating underwater art exhibits. The ship will include specific themes, exciting underwater events, artwork and rotating art exhibits to create a unique dive experience for local and international tourists.”

Read More Inside…

In April of 2013, John Knox Village’s Marketing Department launched the Gazette, a monthly 8-page newspaper that is directly mailed to more than 36,000 prospective residents of John Knox Village.

This publication is filled with articles of interest for seniors. In addition, three pages highlight the active lifestyle enjoyed by our current residents. It also is used to promote upcoming Marketing events and other news pertaining to The Village.

Each month, copies are placed in the libraries across our community. They also can be found in the lobbies of our Towers, in the Dining Room and in The Village Centre. Past issues will be uploaded to this Website.

If our readers have ideas for articles, please contact our Public Relations staff at
(954) 783-4040

Please find current and back issues below…

Issues downloadable by month, most recent will be first

September 2016 GazetteAugust 2016 GazetteJuly 2016 GazetteJune 2016 GazetteMay 2016 GazetteApril 2016 GazetteMarch 2016 GazetteFebruary 2016 Gazette January 2016 GazetteDecember 2015 GazetteNovember 2015 GazetteOctober 2015 GazetteSeptember 2015 GazetteAugust 2015 GazetteJuly 2015 GazetteJune 2015 GazetteMay 2015 GazetteApril 2015 GazetteMarch 2015 GazetteFebruary 2015 GazetteJanuary 2015 Gazette – December 2014 GazetteNovember 2014 GazetteOctober 2014 GazetteSeptember 2014 GazetteAugust 2014 GazetteJuly 2014 GazetteJune 2014 GazetteMay 2014 GazetteApril 2014 GazetteMarch 2014 GazetteFebruary 2014 GazetteJanuary 2014 Gazette – December 2013 Gazette


The Village Voice

John Knox Village’s monthly publication, the Village Voice, prints 2,000 copies each month. It is distributed to our residents and various departments before the first of the month.

In addition, copies are mailed to a number of influential people in the community, including legislators, municipalities, business leaders, physicians and attorneys.

Please feel free to download past editions as a PDF of the Village Voice by clicking on the cover or link. If you are seeking past issues dating back to the early 1980s, please contact our Marketing Department at (954) 783-4040.


More Back Issues

JKV Village Voice September 2015 – JKV Village Voice August 2015 – JKV Village Voice July 2015 – JKV Village Voice June 2015 – JKV Village Voice May 2015 – JKV Village Voice April 2015 – JKV Village Voice March 2015 – JKV Village Voice February 2015 – JKV Village Voice January 2015

JKV Village Voice December 2014 – JKV Village Voice November 2014 –  JKV Village Voice October 2014 – JKV Village Voice September 2014 – JKV Village Voice August 2014 – JKV Village Voice July 2014 – JKV Village Voice June 2014 – JKV Village Voice May 2014JKV Village Voice April 2014JKV Village Voice March 2014JKV Village Voice February 2014JKV Village Voice January 2014

JKV Village Voice December 2013 – JKV Village Voice November 2013 – JKV Village Voice October 2013 – JKV Village Voice September 2013 – JKV Village Voice August 2013 – JKV Village Voice July 2013 – JKV Village Voice June 2013 – JKV Village Voice May 2013 – JKV Village Voice April 2013 – JKV Village Voice March 2013 – JKV Village Voice February 2013 – JKV Village Voice January 2013

JKV Village Voice December 2012 – JKV Village Voice November 2012 – JKV Village Voice October 2012 – JKV Village Voice September 2012 – JKV Village Voice August 2012 – JKV Village Voice July 2012 – JKV Village Voice June 2012 – JKV Village Voice May 2012 – JKV Village Voice April 2012 – JKV Village Voice March 2012 – JKV Village Voice February 2012 – JKV Village Voice January 2012

JKV Village Voice December 2011 – JKV Village Voice November 2011 – JKV Village Voice October 2011

Tickets go on Sale for 2016 Knox Rocks

IMG_4934b6x9In 2011, The Rotary Club of John Knox Village saw an opportunity to raise funds and showcase the talents of our residents and others by organizing the Annual Knox Rocks Concert series.

This year’s highly anticipated shows are set for Thursday and Friday, April 28-29, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Tickets are $25 per person and will be on sale Monday-Friday, April 4-8, during lunch and dinner in the Dining Room.

As always, all proceeds benefit The Woodlands at John Knox Village, the new skilled nursing center that opens with an official Grand Opening Ceremony on May 26. The Woodlands is the first of its kind to adopt The Green House model of care at a Life Plan Retirement Community in Florida.

New Director Leads the Chorus

This will be Christopher Toth’s first Knox Rocks as the Director of our Villagers Men’s Chorus, and he is excited about the program and performance opportunity.

“This year, I am particularly excited about making Knox Rocks an upbeat and energetic performance,” he said.

An extremely talented musician, Chris took over as Director in late 2015, when resident Ron Davis “retired” from leading the group. “Ron continues to provide me insight and guidance on managing The Villagers. He often sends me helpful reminders about what needs to be done at various times of the year,” he said. “He is an amazingly supportive guy.”

Chris has remained busy working with the Villagers, preparing the group for these two shows and other performances at John Knox Village and for organizations across South Florida.

“I have been awed by the support and enthusiasm that my singers, John Knox Village residents and people who know us in the area have shown to me as the Director of the Villagers Men’s Chorus,” Chris said.

Traditionally, Knox Rocks features a good mixture of old favorites and new material by the Villagers. Some of the new songs this year include “If I Only Had a Brain” from “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), “The Merry Maiden and the Tar” (Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert), “We May Not Be Vampires (But We’re Still Men!)” (Mark Burrows), “The Pink Panther Theme” (Henry Mancini) and more.

Returning and Guest Performers

IMG_4544b6x9Knox Rocks also features an array of guest performers and surprises. During the shows, Chris will be demonstrating his keyboard abilities with a solo. Residents Elaine and Jack McNamara will share their talents with a special guest singer during “McNamara’s Band.”

The Half-Tones, John Knox Village’s Barbershop Quartet, with Rion Carswell, Ron Davis, President/CEO Gerry Stryker and Jack McNamara, will again serenade the audiences.

And our beautiful resident “swans” will return for a memorable ballet of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.” For a sample of their last performance, click HERE.

“The famed Ballet Knox de Pompano Beach has been prevailed upon to come out of retirement for a triumphant re-creation of its signature dance of the little swans,” said Rotary Club member and resident Margo Lewis

Finally, John Knox Village welcomes Norwegian-born Soprano Birgit Djupedal Fioravante to this year’s Knox Rocks. According to her Website (, Birgit has performed operas, concerts and recitals and appeared on radio and television for more than 30 years.

She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Opera Orchestra of New York singing “Fricka” in scenes from Wagner’s “Ring Cycle.” She has been a guest soloist with symphony orchestras and opera companies including Pittsburgh Opera, Florida Grand Opera and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.

Birgit will be singing “Mon couer s’ouvre à ta voix” (“Softly awakes my heart”) from the opera “Samson and Delilah,” “Stranger in Paradise” from the musical “Kismet,” “Begin the Beguine” written by Cole Porter and some other recognizable numbers.

“Birgit will bring the house down!” Chris said.

About The Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of John Knox Village began in 2008 as an opportunity for our residents and others to serve the greater community and have fun together. Each year, The Club plans three fundraisers, including Knox Rocks, one that supports an international cause and another benefitting the surrounding Pompano Beach community.

Knox Rocks raises about $10,000 each year. The Rotary Club members also support ShelterBox (, the premier international aid organization that provides shelter and life-saving equipment following disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, hurricanes and other emergencies across the world.

The Club currently has approximately 50 members and meets every Wednesday in the Lakeside Dining Room for dinner at 5 p.m. For more information about The Rotary Club of John Knox Village, visit ( and under the Resident Life menu there is a listing for Rotary Club.

Annual Classic and Antique Car Show

Annual Classic and Antique Car Show

Enjoy the last set of photos from our Annual Antique and Classic Car Show on Saturday.

Posted by John Knox Village on Monday, March 21, 2016

On Saturday, more than 200 residents and guests of John Knox Village came to see the Annual Classic and Antique Car…

Posted by John Knox Village on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tir Na Greine School of Irish Dance

Tir Na Greine School of Irish Dance

It’s been a hectic St. Patrick’s Week at John Knox Village. On Tuesday we posted pictures from our Irish themed Happy…

Posted by John Knox Village on Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patrick’s Happy Hour

St. Patrick’s Happy Hour

John Knox Village's St. Patrick's "Week" (we're not limiting ourselves to just one day) kicked off to a rousing start…

Posted by John Knox Village on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Happy 101st Birthday

Happy 101st Birthday

Happy Birthday! Resident Irwin Woolf turned 101 years young today with wife Paula (99), family, friends, songs, good…

Posted by John Knox Village on Friday, March 11, 2016

The Woodlands Family Newsletter

The Woodlands at JKV FrontEach month, in order to keep our residents informed, John Knox Village is producing a newsletter dedicated to The Woodlands at John Knox Village, our upcoming new skilled nursing center – the first in the State of Florida to adopt The Green House model of care.

These newsletters are distributed to our residents through the first Thursday Flyer of the month, as well as to families of residents in our current Health Center.

They also can be found online at The Woodlands at JKV Website – Each issue is under the News & Media section on the site.

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 22 – March 2016

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 21 – February 2016

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 20 – January 2016

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 19 – December 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 18 – November 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 17 – October 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 16 – September 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 15 – August 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 14 – July 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 13 – June 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 12 – May 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 11 – April 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 10 – March 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 9 – February 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 8 – January 2015

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 7 – December 2014

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 6 – November 2014

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 5 – October 2014

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 4 – September 2014

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 3 – August 2014

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 2 – July 2014

The Woodlands Family Newsletter Volume 1 – June 2014