Friday, May 22, 2009

2 Slots Left

There are only 2 slots left in the garden, first come first served. Also the pool will be open soon!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Reminders

Hello Everyone!

A reminder that there are only 4 slots left in the common garden, it is first come first serve.

Also, thank you all for a wonderful yard sale last weekend.

Don't forget about the BBQ coming up this Saturday!
"BBQ!!! $8 per person to Marylou for hot dogs, hamburgers, and condiments."

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tangier Island Cruise - Thursday


When: Thu, May 14, 8:30am – 8:00pm
Where: Cristfield MD - Modern Maturity Center
Description:
Cost of trip is $70 per person.....add $25 if not a MMC member. Again.. I encourage people to join to save money Sign up by 4/07/09 no later.

Price includes Motor Coach, Cruise, Lunch and drivers tip
Depart MMC 8:30 AM
Cruise departs 12:30 PM
Arrive at Tangier's 1:45 PM
Lunch (1 hour) 1:45 PM
Leave Tangier 4:00 PM
Return to Cristfield 5:15PM
Return to MMC aprox 8:00

Anyone interested in taking this cruise, purchase your tickets at Modern Maturity Center by 04/07/2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

YARD SALE this Saturday


Community Yard Sale is open to all residents, just place your items for sale out in front of your property and we'll be along to place balloons on your mail box. Hot dogs will be served from 11:30am 1pm.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Monthly Management Meeting - April


We had our monthly management meeting on Thursday, April 30th. Since Spring has finally sprung, we thought it would be a good time to bring in Shortcutz, our landscaper and grass cutter, to bring the residents up to speed, and answer any questions they had.

They began cutting grass a few weeks ago, and will be through the community weekly, unless it gets to be very dry, and the grass doesn’t require cutting every week. They are scheduled to cut in Southern Meadow on Mondays, unless the rain holds them off. That seems to be a problem of late, but we need the rain, and it sure makes all the landscaping look great!

The cutting crew is in the community for most of the day, when they are here, and the last thing they do before they leave is blow off the resident’s walkways, patios and driveways. If they are still in the community, but haven’t blown off you lot yet, don’t worry, they haven’t forgotten you! They will be bagging the grass clippings this year as well. That really seemed to make a nice difference when we started doing that.

They had a few requests and suggestions. Please reel in your hoses, and move any lawn furniture or grills off the lawn areas. They guys cutting can’t move your stuff for you, and your lawn will look sloppy if there are uncut patches of grass where your “stuff” was. They also suggest regular weed and feed, or fertilizer for your lawn. It’s very affordable if you do it your self, or Shortcutz can provide this service if you would like. There are pricing brochures at the sales office and in the clubhouse if you are interested.

They should be spring starting your irrigation very soon as well. When they do this, they will turn on and pressurize your system, run it through a cycle and make sure all the sprinkler heads are adjusted correctly. They will then turn it off, since we don’t need to waste water in this wet season. When it gets a bit dryer, you will need to turn on your irrigation. This is very simple. Go to your irrigation control box, open it up, and turn the knob to “on”. That’s all you have to do. If it gets really dry, and you would like an additional watering cycle, there is a manual cycle button. Press it once, and it will run 1x, but still be on schedule to run automatically. We will send you a bill for $25 for this service, after it’s completed.


Most of the meeting was centered around the grass and landscaping, but we did have a few questions regarding getting a stove in the clubhouse. We had a stove in the clubhouse originally, (before we opened it up) but the Fire Marshal made us take it out for compliance reasons. We will revisit this, but our belief is that it will be very expensive to add this to the clubhouse. When we looked at it a few years ago, it entailed a Halon fire suppression hood, which was very expensive. We’ll let you know if we find out anything is different now.

May 7th CUT OFF

CUT OFF Tangier Island Sign-Up

When:
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Description:
Tangier Island Cruise Thursday May 14th in Cristfield MD. Cost of trip is $70 per person.....add $25 if not a MMC member. Again..

I encourage people to join to save money Sign up by 4/07/09 no later.

Price includes Motor Coach, Cruise, Lunch and drivers tip
Depart MMC 8:30 AM
Cruise departs 12:30 PM
Arrive at Tangier's 1:45 PM
Lunch (1 hour) 1:45 PM
Leave Tangier 4:00 PM
Return to Cristfield 5:15PM
Return to MMC aprox 8:00

Anyone interested in taking this cruise, purchase your tickets at Modern Maturity Center by 04/07/2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Meet: Southern Meadows Enrichment Committee

Southern Meadows Enrichment Committee
Members- Bill, Cybil, Arlene, Fern, Janet, Larry, MaryJane

The Southern Maine Enrichment Committee met in April of 2009.
Since we were given the role of sponsoring visitations and programs outside of Southern Meadows by management, the committee has arranged car pools for “Cole Porter,” ork in the Park,” a trip to Washington, the fights at Dover Downs and the upcoming Harry James Orchestra programs. Thirty four residents and guests have taken part in our programs.

Our goal is to satisfy our residents. The basic committee tries to identify less expensive programs for residents. A sub –committee, made up of Fern and Arlene, has identified additional programs that have a wider range and are more costly for members who are so inclined. These have been posted both on the blog and in the clubhouse. Again, we are still new and are still trying to find out what residents want. We welcome new members, and residents are welcome to suggest ideas to any member to bring up to the group.

The “Rehoboth Beach Sidewalk Sale” trip for May 16 has been cancelled as a Committee trip, because many of the original sign ups can’t make it or are no longer interested, and the Party Committee is having a party on that day.

The following are activities that have been authorized, set and scheduled by the committee.

July 29, Blue Rocks Baseball $8
August 1- Dawson Trip to Baltimore Harbor $29
September 12- Indian PowWow

The Following are programs that have been authorized but a date has not been selected. After potential interest and availability has been assessed, a mutually acceptable date can be selected.

1. Trip to a winery understanding the process, tasting, $7
2. Trip to a brewery understanding the process, tasting, free
3. Ferry trip to Cape May, Sunset return, ($21)
4. Ferry trip and on to Atlantic City ($12)

These options will be posted in the Clubhouse and on the Blog. We also hope to have a web list for residents of museum, theatre and other points of interests.

Lawn Mowing

Lawns will be mowed on Mondays, unless inclement weather prevents it.