A Request from Mrs. Martin's Class: A lesson about Safety

Recently I was approached by the HOA President and our Property Manager with a request from Mrs. Martin. She is a volunteer for a safety program for kids. While helping one of her students, Nicholas, do research for a writing assignment he found a great online article about being neighborly and brought it in for her to take a look.

Mrs. Martin sent an email to Richard Gatewood, our HOA president, and all the way from Ireland he forwarded the information to our Property Manager who then forwarded it to me with a request to post on our website. I immediately thought, “What a great post for the blog!”

Mrs. Martin was inspired by this article and encouraged her kids to share the information. The original email states, “I suggested that both he and the rest of the kids share this with you because it had such great information about being neighborly which also leads to keeping our communities safer! We have a lot of fun each day when the kids come in and share the pages they found about their subjects, and while most of the pages are usually amateurish, every once in a while one of the kids brings in something very interesting :) This page really stood out to us and we learned a lot from it!
Would you please add a link to it to your web page for them, even if it is just for a little while? I want to impress upon the kids that they can accomplish things if they aren't afraid to come out of their shells and simply ask! I also don't think it hurt that I promised the group a pizza day if you'd add it! Please let me know if you’d be willing to help so I can share the exciting news with them!”

I am delighted to be a part of helping these kids know the power of speaking up and finding ways to get information on something they feel strongly about out to the public. (Plus I hope they get pizza, haha.)

Please take a moment to read over this article and enjoy!


Have a safe and wonderful day neighbors!!

Fall is for Events

Fall temperatures are creeping in and out at the moment and I love seeing more people out and around the neighborhood. Along with that comes events that won’t melt you once you step outside.

Let’s talk Halloween first! Be sure to sign up for the annual Trunk or Treat which will feature vendor booths this year. They’ll be handing out more treats for the kiddos along side the wonderfully decorated trunks.

Safety Fest is first in October and will feature the local fire and police departments along with other vendors. It’s full of great information for our kids and our homes.

Adult Game Night is back with a murderous trivia theme. Come lounge by the pool and test your knowledge. Make sure you phone is charged!!

Recess in the Park will feature a spooookkkyyy treat and craft for the kiddos and should be awesome as always.

Check out the Calendar page for full details on these events!!

3 way Stop

What are your thoughts about the 3 way stop. Not long ago it was installed and there have been mixes reviews. It seems now that since more motorists are aware they are stopping and traffic is flowing. On the other hand it causes a bit of backup on Crawford Farms Drive.

“How did this come to be?” you might ask. Earlier in the year the city conducted a traffic study After weeks of collecting date they felt this was the best solution for our neighborhood.

So do you love it, hate it, or are you just glad there’s progress. Leave a comment!

Fall Newsletter Coming Soon

Keep an eye on your emails for the latest Newsletter. It’s our first year trying out a digital distribution so let us know what you think. Also. make sure you are signed up to receive email communications from First Service Residential. If you are not and would like to be added email melissa.rodrigues@fsresidential.com

Summer is Here! - More Events for July

Hello again neighbors!  Summer is going by quickly and the temperatures are ho, but there's still a lot lined up to do.  We hope to see you out and about at these upcoming events.

July 12th and 26th Crown Tacos will be by the pool and park area.  Make dinner a no brainer those nights!

Bring the kids out for some neighborly competition on the 19th for Field Day.  There will be several games to play and lots of fun.

Adult Bingo Night has been rescheduled for July 20th.  This will be for grown ups only and you will play along with a musical twist.

You can call yourself "Gone Fishin'" with the kids on the 24th for Recess at the Park.  It will be a fun take on fishing at the pool area and a fun way to keep cool.

The July Monthly Board of Directors Meeting is July 31st.  Be sure to attend and get up to date on neighborhood issues or just come say hi to your board members.

Stay cool and safe!