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April 2019

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STONEBRIDGE RANCH NEWS The official publication of the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association, Inc.

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Marshmallow Roast Photo Gallery

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Community Calendar

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May 4 McKinney Bond Election

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Building Your Backyard Oasis

Citizens can vote early from April 22 to 30

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Got Your ID?

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Get your Stonebridge Ranch ID before the pool season rush

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Save the Date May 2019 Events

Compliance tips for patio cover, pool and pergola projects

Copyright © 2019. All rights reserved. Published by Community Matters, Inc., this magazine is produced at no cost to the Association and is mailed monthly to all Stonebridge Ranch residences free of charge.

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Sidewalk etiquette increases safety as well as courtesy

Somebunny had a lot of fun at last year’s Meet the Easter Bunny event! We hope you’ll join us this year for one of our most popular annual gatherings. We’re meeting Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beach & Tennis Club. See p. 27 in this issue for details.


F ROM T HE P RESIDENT Our annual meeting was held on March 7, 2019, at the Crosspoint Church. The three Board members approved at the January 24, 2019 Board Meeting per the Sixth Amended and Restated Bylaws, Article III, Section 3.2 Election of Directors were introduced. The new Board members are Rick Chaffin, Michael Kaltenbaugh, and Joseph Closs. Welcome to the Board! Each Board member gave a review of committee activities for 2018. Mayor George Fuller and Mayor ProTem Tracy Rath brought us up to date on happenings in the city. I hope everyone who attended found the meeting interesting and informative. In this month’s issue, you will find information about the upcoming pool season, sharing our sidewalks, and the City of McKinney special election on May 4. Board Meeting The Board meeting of February 21, 2019 was called to order at 1:00 PM. All Board members were present. The meeting began with a Homeowners Open Forum. Two homeowners appeared, one to discuss a violation and one who attended the meeting. Two of our new Board members, Michael Kaltenbaugh and Joseph Closs, who join the Board in March, also attended the meeting. The next item of business was to ratify the minutes of the previous Board meeting and all decisions made since the last Board meeting. We also approved adding Eugene Robinson to the Modifications Committee and Amanda Pitts to the Communications Committee. Old Business In its continuing review of all Board guidelines, we reviewed and updated the guidelines for our Conflict of Interest Policy, the Legal Opinion guideline, and Voting Proxy’s assigned to the Board President We also reviewed and updated our Disaster Recovery Plan. New Business We reviewed the presentations for the 2019 annual meeting and approved the information to be handed out to all attendees at the annual meeting. We discussed some potential changes to design guidelines and other potential changes concerning the

modifications committee charter. We expanded the number of inspections performed by our irrigation contractor until an in-house irrigation staff member is hired and trained to take over these inspections. Executive Session The Board reviewed and approved the monthly foreclosure report. We also reviewed and accepted the Collections Committee report and the Violations report, reviewed and approved the report of the Appeals Committee, and reviewed the Website analytics report for the previous month. The Director of Operations updated us on pending legal matters. Association Reports Board Liaisons presented updates on committee activities reflected in Committee minutes available on our website. The Director of Operations updated the Board on current and upcoming projects. The Wyndsor Grove drainage project has been completed. We approved the 2019 spending plan for Repair and Reserve items and approved new Amenities Committee officers: Julie Lichter, Chair; Tom Fredericks, Vice Chair, and Jim Buerkle as Secretary. March 7, 2019 Organizational Board Meeting We held our annual organizational meeting on March 7 to elect the officers of the Board for the coming year. Unanimously elected were: President: Jon Dell’Antonia; Vice President: Norman Counts; Secretary: Jim Norton; and Treasurer: Norman Counts. Next was the appointment of Directors as liaisons to the standing committees of the Board: Amenities Committee: Director Michael Kaltenbaugh Communications Committee: Director Rick Chaffin Finance Committee: Treasurer Norm Counts Landscape and Grounds Committee: Secretary Jim Norton Modifications and Master Architectural Review Committees: Director Kristen Vartian Social Committee: Director Joseph Closs The meeting adjourned at 4:30 PM. Jon Dell’Antonia President, Board of Directors

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April 2019

Vol. 7 Issue 4

STONEBRIDGE RANCH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. 6201 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, TX 75071

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ph: (214) 733-5800 Fax: (214) 778-0595 website: www.stonebridgeranch.com Courtesy Patrol: (214) 794-4945

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ISSUE Jon Dell’Antonia, Erica Lee, Cheryl Unnone, Dave Wiest

BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Jon Dell’Antonia

Vice President Norm Counts Secretary Jim Norton

Treasurer Norm Counts Director Rick Chaffin Director Joe Closs

Director Michael Kaltenbaugh

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Director of Operations Greg Herbst

Maintenance Supervisor Michael Cawley

Landscape & Grounds Manager Brock Whetstone Lifestyle Director David Wiest

Executive Assistant Rony Peterson Maintenance Assistant Jeff Torres

Compliance Supervisor Kelli Koehler

Compliance Coordinators Gwen Burns, Randy Cain, Pat Liles, Jarred Mercer

Administrative Assistant Melba Siebel

Community Services Coordinator Tamra Collins Communications Coordinator Erica Lee

Operations Support Representative Allison Bedgood

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Early Voting in McKinney Bond/Charter/ Council Election Begins April 22 The McKinney City Council voted to call a city election on May 4, 2019. Early voting for the May 4 election will take place from April 22 to 30. Citizens need to register by April 4 to participate. In this election, voters will consider five general obligation bond propositions, two charter amendments, and three council seats. Read ahead for a brief overview of the ballot issues and tips for registering as a voter in our city. Five General Obligation Bonds General obligation (GO) bonds are funds borrowed by a municipality and earmarked for specific public purposes. While other types of bonds are backed by revenue from the bonded project, GO bonds are backed by the credit and taxing power of the issuing jurisdiction. Voters must approve the usage of the funds, which are then repaid with property tax revenues.

Cities across the US use bond elections to access low interest rates and fund multi-million dollar improvement projects. Homeowners do something similar on a smaller scale when they take out a mortgage to purchase or improve a home. By utilizing GO bonds, cities spread out the cost of capital projects so current-year and future residents share the cost burden for projects that will be used for many years. Per the City of McKinney, the current local tax rate is sufficient to pay for the debt being brought before the McKinney voters. Approving this bond issue will NOT result in a change in the tax rate. The five bond propositions on the ballot are as follows. • Prop 1 (Public Safety). The city proposes $75 million in the upcoming bond election for improvements and expansion of McKinney’s Public

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Safety facilities. The funds will be used for the design and construction of future fire stations and other buildings, related land acquisition, and more. • Prop 2 (Municipal Complex). The city proposes $50 million in the upcoming bond election to be used in the design and construction of a new McKinney Municipal Community Complex, which will include administrative space for city departments. • Prop 3 (Parks & Recreation). The city proposes $91 million in the upcoming bond election for the enhancement and expansion of the community’s parks system. The proposed improvements include the renovation and/or expansion of existing parks and sport fields, the construction of new parks and related land acquisition, and likely the construction of a new and larger senior recreation center. • Prop 4 (Public Works Facilities). The city proposes $34 million in the upcoming bond

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election to be used in the design and construction of facilities to support the Public Works Department currently located at 1550 S. College St. • Prop 5 (Street Improvements). The city proposes $100 million in the upcoming bond election for transportation projects, including roadway construction and reconstruction, arterial roadway expansion, traffic signal improvement, accessibility improvement, illumination projects, and more. The projects that would be funded with these bond proceeds are strictly for city-owned streets and related improvements. Prop 5 does not include any funds for the construction of Highway 380. For more details regarding the rationale behind each of these proposals, you can visit the City of McKinney website at https://www.mckinneytexas.org/1504/Bond-2019-FAQs.

Are you registered to vote? Early voting in the May election will be open from April 22 to 30. stonebridgeranch.com


Two Charter Amendments You can access the complete City of McKinney charter via the City’s website. As part of the upcoming May election, the City Council proposes updates to the language in Sec. 145 and Sec. 146 of the city’s charter. • Prop 1 (Recall Petitions). The proposed language update would provide a reduction in the required petition signatures needed to initiate a recall election. • Prop 2 (Recall Elections). The proposed language update would clarify that recall elections are citywide. For a complete outline of the current and proposed language for Sec. 145 and 146, visit the City of McKinney website at https://www.mckinneytexas.org/2085/Charter-Amendments.

website as the candidates file their applications for running. To learn more about the current list of candidates, visit the City of McKinney website at https://www.mckinneytexas.org/2089/Election-Candidates. Register to Vote If you aren’t already registered to vote in the City of McKinney, you’ll find complete voter registration details at the City’s website. The City provides a Voter Registration Application Form for new applications, changing your address, or requesting a replacement certificate. Citizens also have the option to make an online address change (only for changes of address within the same county). For more information, visit https://www.mckinneytexas.org/2086/Voting-Information. We wish you happy voting in the upcoming municipal election! ◀

Three Council Seats In the upcoming May election, City of McKinney voters will elect representatives for one At Large Seat and the District 2 and District 4 seats. The City of McKinney updates candidate information to their

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Wanna Swim? Time to Get Your Stonebridge Ranch ID! The 2019 swimming season in Stonebridge Ranch is just around the corner. Now is the time to get your ID, so you can be sure to enter the Aquatic Center or Beach Club gates without delay on your first visit. If you and your family members get your IDs in April, you’ll also avoid the rush before opening weekend*, when the association office (6201 Virginia Parkway) is swamped with requests for Stonebridge Ranch IDs and Transfer of Privileges. Make sure you have what you need to dive right in! Who Needs an ID? Owners whose accounts are in good standing, along with resident members of their household, can use their Stonebridge Ranch IDs to enter pool areas at no charge. Tenants renting a Stonebridge Ranch residence may also do so, providing they and their landlords follow the steps required for a Transfer of Privileges.

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For each identity listed below, follow the noted steps to obtain your ID. Photo ID session hours at the office are M-F from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For those residents who can’t visit us during these regular business hours, the office hosts extended Photo ID hours on Mondays (excluding holidays) from 5 to 7:30 p.m. between the dates of April 22 and Aug. 5. 1. I am an owner & my name is listed on the property deed. If your Stonebridge Ranch address is listed on your valid Texas driver’s license, you may use your license as your form of identification. But many residents also obtain a Stonebridge Ranch ID so they aren’t in danger of losing their licenses in the sand at the beach or while out and about at our amenities. Just bring your valid license to the association office during Photo ID session hours to get your ID.


Pool season in Stonebridge Ranch begins Saturday, May 4. Stay tuned to the May issue of Stonebridge Ranch News for pool season calendars you can cut out and save.

2. I am a resident, but my name is NOT listed on the property deed. This situation often applies to the spouse or partner of the owner on record. Come visit us in the office with the owner of record who is listed on the property deed. To prove your residency, you’ll also need to bring your driver’s license and a billing statement with your name and Stonebridge Ranch address in order to obtain your Photo ID.† 3. I am the resident child of an owner in good standing, and I am 3 years or older. Parents, bring your 3+ children to the office during Photo ID session hours along with proof of identity for each: either a birth or adoption certificate or a passport. Note that a new ID is required as the child grows and changes in appearance, usually every three years. Staff recommend you keep your child’s proof of identify documents handy as they are required each time to update the photo ID. † 4. I am a tenant & the owner has agreed to transfer privileges. Both you and the owner of record must fill out the joint Transfer of Privileges form. The form cannot be processed without input from both parties. You can download it from www.stonebridgeranch.com or obtain it at the office. It must be submitted along with a $100 processing fee (payable by check only), and tenants

must present a valid driver’s license and addressed billing statement. † Tenant parents must bring proof of identity for their residing children (either a birth or adoption certificate or a passport). Importantly, processing for this form takes 3-5 business days, so if you want to access the pools at the beginning of swim season, you’ll need to plan accordingly in advance. This season’s transfers are valid until April 30, 2020; the form and processing fee are required each swimming season. Each summer, association staff and volunteers field questions regarding the ID requirements listed above. Why are these particular policies in place? The answer is simple: these requirements established by the Board of Directors help protect our amenities first and foremost for use by Stonebridge Ranch homeowners, respecting the annual dues they pay for facility upkeep. Our pool areas serve over 9,400 households comprising more than 36,000 permanent residents. IDs help us protect against misuse by others of privileges reserved for homeowners. What about My Guests? Naturally, homeowners may want to share Stonebridge Ranch facilities with extended family members and friends who visit. This is also a recognized part of the Stonebridge Ranch lifestyle, and STONEBRIDGE RANCH NEWS

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policies regarding pool guest passes have been implemented to provide for such use. Daily guest fees in the amount of $5 per nonMember (ages 2 to 49) and $1 for guest seniors (50+) are payable upon admittance. Guests may also purchase a $15 guest pass at the pool gates; this pass is valid for five visits for a single person only. (The five visits may not be shared by multiple people.) In order for guests to enter the pools or other association facilities (including tennis or pickleball courts), a resident or tenant with appropriate Stonebridge Ranch ID also must be present. You may bring up to five guests to the pool with you per day (excluding Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Stonebridge Ranch Day, when 3 guests are allowed.) Note that the number of guests allowed is per Stonebridge Ranch household, not per resident. Regarding the guest fees, please note that only cash and checks are accepted at the pool gates. We do not have on-site ATMs, and we do not take credit cards. Because of this, exact change is greatly appreciated by staff and can help you avoid delays at the gate. Please do not bring large bills as staff may not have change for large bills. To Bring More than 5 Guests to Beach Club The seven picnic pavilions located at the Beach Club (6201 Virginia Parkway) are available for rental by residents during select hours. All other picnic tables, pavilions, etc. throughout Stonebridge Ranch are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If a Beach Club pavilion has not been rented for private use, it is available to beach-goers during open pool hours on a first-come, first-serve basis. • Pavilions may be reserved during two time slots, either from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (When the pool is open from Noon to 5 p.m., only the 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. slot is available.) • Residents may reserve no more than two (2) picnic pavilions for private use per day. • Corporate parties at pavilions during pool hours are limited to Tuesday through Friday. • You must make your pavilion reservation in person at the association office at least 3 business days in advance. (For example, if you want to rent a pavilion for a Saturday, you need to do so by the Wednesday before.) Your reservation will not be made until you have paid the rental fee and

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submitted the Pavilion Rental Agreement. The association office is located at 6201 Virginia Parkway. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • The weekday pavilion rental fee is $25. The weekend rental fee is $40. We accept only check or money order. • Up to 25 guests may enter the Beach Club as part of the pavilion rental. The total number of guests for a pavilion party, including residents and non-resident guests, shall not exceed 25 people. Importantly, each non-resident guest must also pay their Beach Club guest fee at the gate to enter. • The homeowner renting a pavilion must bring a guest list to provide to the gate guards or stand at the gate to confirm their guests until all arrive. • If you want to bring in catered food during your pavilion rental, you must obtain prior permission as part of your paperwork submission. • Pavilions are not available for rental on Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or Stonebridge Ranch Day. During these swim holidays, the pavilions may be used on a first-come, first-serve basis. • Call the association office at 214-733-5800 for any questions related to rentals. Thank You The Association thanks you for your attention to these policies and procedures. Our office staff members are trained and ready to move you as speedily through the ID process as possible. If you have any questions, please call us at (214) 733-5800. Note that the association office is closed on all weekends and the following holidays: Memorial Day, July 4th and 5th, Labor Day, or Stonebridge Ranch Day. If you wish to use the pools on those days, you’ll need to obtain your ID beforehand. ◀ *Pool calendars with all dates for the 2019 season will be published in the May issue of Stonebridge Ranch News and will posted on the website at www.stonebridgeranch. com by April 1. Pool season begins Saturday, May 4. †It is permissible to provide a digital copy of your billing statement or child’s identity documents (viewable on your smartphone, for example) to show as part of proof of residency.


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Want to Build Your Own Backyard Oasis? Guidelines to Consider The first day of summer falls on Friday, June 21 this year. It won’t be long before the days will be warmer, and we’ll all have a chance to enjoy a lot of Texas sunshine! Spring is a common time when homeowners implement backyard modifications so they can take full advantage of their yards year-round. If you are considering adding a patio cover, pool, or arbor to your yard this year, we have some tips to help ease you through the application process. General Considerations For all a patio cover, pool, and arbor installations, the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA) requires you to submit a modification application and receive approval prior to project start. Management staff offer these helpful tips to ease the process for you. 1. Check the SRCA Modif ication Design Guidelines and the guidelines for your village* to learn the permitted parameters for your pool, arbor or patio cover design. 2. Call or stop by the association office to speak with the compliance coordinator assigned to your village or our modification applications administrator (214.733.5800, 6201 Virginia Parkway, M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Our coordinators are a great resource to touch base with before you begin any exterior project. They are trained to help you submit your application and will guide you in gathering all necessary information for the Modification Committee. 3. Note that incomplete Modification Applications are denied by the committee and must be resubmitted with proper detail for consideration. It’s a great timesaver to check with your coordinator before you put that application in! 4. You can complete the Modification Application online after login with our management company, CMA. Just click the link “Homeowner Account Login” at the top of the website pages at www.stonebridgeranch.com to access your account. If you don’t have an account, follow the steps at the site to register or call Customer Care at

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972.943.2828. (You can also download the Modification Application from www.stonebridgeranch.com, or come to the office to fill it out.)

Patio Covers Patio covers provide a great extended space to enjoy your home. A few reminders from the guidelines are: • Detached patio covers have a maximum size of 200 square feet and should be set back five feet from property lines. However, if your property borders common area or golf course, it needs to be set back ten feet from the rear property line. • Attached patio covers must fall within the dwelling setback lines (build lines) for your property. • Materials must be constructed of either cedar or redwood, and it must be shingled to match the house. All materials used in the construction should match or compliment the house. • The pitch of the roof must be a minimum 4:12 pitch or as approved by the Modifications Committee on a case by case basis. Pool Installations If you are looking to build a pool, here are a few general considerations you’ll need to follow: • Pools + the pool decking must be set back at least five feet from property lines. • Pool equipment must be fully screened on all sides with a separate six-foot privacy fence. (One village, King’s Lake, has an exception to this.) The pool equipment must also be located adjacent to your house. • Above-ground pools are not allowed. Arbors Arbors are a popular choice for many Stonebridge Ranch residents who are looking for a way to beat the Texas heat. Some key points to consider when planning your arbor: • Detached arbors have a maximum size of 200


square feet and must be set back at least five feet from property lines. If your property borders common area or a golf course, the arbor should be set back ten feet from the property line which borders the common area. • Attached arbors must fall within the dwelling setback lines (build lines) for your property. • Arbors must be constructed of either cedar or redwood. • The overall height should not be taller than twelve feet. • Arbors may be placed only in the side yard or rear yard. • Arbors are required to be 50% open top. Our compliance staff looks forward to helping you with your summer projects! If you can’t stop by during office hours to see us in person, please don’t hesitate to call (214) 733-5800 (M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) with your questions. ◀

*The current form of association documents are always available at www.stonebridgeranch.com. To easily f ind guidelines, type search terms such as “design guidelines” and “village guidelines” into the search bar that is located at the top of each website page. Note also that we’ve provided resident homeowners and leasing owners with curated hubs of content on the website. These hubs are easily accessible when you scroll down the homepage and provide detailed information on all things Stonebridge Ranch—specif ic to different people groups. We encourage you to peruse the hub that pertains to you.

If you want to install a backyard pool, among other requirements your pool edge + pool decking must be set back at least 5 feet from your property line.

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Sharing our Sidewalks: Etiquette & Courtesy Tips The City of McKinney maintains a network of hike and bike trails and sidewalks throughout Stonebridge Ranch. Many friendly encounters between neighbors occur in these spaces, and we love seeing residents smile and wave as they pass one another. As the City website notes, the pathways are “available for fitness and enjoyment, and more are planned.” Visit the City website for a map of all parks and trails. Please also read ahead for important courtesy information regarding golf cart usage, walking your pets, and general sidewalk use in Stonebridge Ranch.

Golf Carts The City of McKinney follows state regulations regarding golf carts, and these state regulations apply in Stonebridge Ranch without exception. The McKinney Police Department may issue a traffic citation against any person the officer has probable cause to believe has violated these or other regulations, whether the offending person is a juvenile or adult. For more information regarding golf carts in the City of McKinney, contact the McKinney Police Department at 972-547-2700. You may also call this number to report observed violations of these regulations. As always, call 911 whenever you witness unsafe driving or activity.

• A golf cart may cross intersections that include a street with a posted speed limit of more than 35 mph. • A golf cart must have a slow-moving vehicle emblem affixed to the rear and be built in compliance with applicable federal regulations. • Registration, inspection and insurance are waived under state law. • A driver of a golf cart must possess a valid driver’s license. • A driver of a golf cart must observe the same traffic laws as other drivers, including following regulatory signs and using directional or hand signals when making turns and stops.

About Pets Pets are vital members of many Stonebridge Ranch families. When exercising your pet on shared sidewalks, please take care with your animal to avoid inconveniencing your neighbors. Pets are required by the McKinney Leash Law to be on a hand-held leash “no more than six feet in

• A golf cart may not be operated on a sidewalk. • A golf cart is allowed on a public roadway when: it is operated for traveling to and from a golf course during daytime hours; within two miles of the location where the golf cart is kept; and where the posted speed limit of the street is 35 mph or less. When walking your pet in Stonebridge Ranch, you need two items to be in compliance with City of McKinney ordinances: a leash no longer than six feet and baggies to pick up your pet’s waste.

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length” at all times. This law applies even when you are walking your dog through open common areas and parks within Stonebridge Ranch, not just while you’re walking on a sidewalk. Keeping your pet on leash is important for the safety of all, including your pet. Even the most well-trained dogs might dart into traffic or lunge toward others depending on the circumstances. Owners are also responsible for picking up after their pets. The City of McKinney does have a “pooper scooper” law, so be sure to bring trash bags on your walks and carry debris with you to the nearest public trash receptacle. This law applies even when you are walking your dog through open common areas and parks within Stonebridge Ranch, not just while you’re walking on a sidewalk. Take care to keep your pets close to you. Please restrain and train your pet to prevent jumping, lunging, and barking toward others. General Safety & Courtesy Residents in Stonebridge Ranch use City hike and bike sidewalks for a variety of purposes, including jogging, walking, pushing children in strollers, exercising pets,

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etc. Some of us may have different ideas about what constitutes sidewalk etiquette, so we’ve compiled a general list of ways to be thoughtful as you use these shared spaces: • Stay to the right and make room for others. • If you wish to pass someone from behind, audibly announce your presence as you approach (especially if you are moving at a much higher speed). Do your best not to cut closely when passing. • Pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t play music so loudly on personal earphones that you can’t hear others approaching behind you. • Don’t walk and use your smartphone at the same time to text, watch videos, etc. • Do your best to avoid stopping suddenly. • Don’t fill the width of the path when walking in large groups. • Don’t leave trash or debris on or around sidewalks. The more we look out for each other, the safer and happier we’ll all be. ◀


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April 2019

Social Scene Teenage Fishing Tournament Saturday, April 6 9 a.m. to Noon, Stonebridge Lake 6201 Virginia Parkway

We’re excited to announce the 6th Annual Teenage Fishing Tournament on Lake Stonebridge. We’re hoping for great weather, and hopefully the big fish will be biting, too! This tournament is for Stonebridge Residents ages 12 to 18. Anglers are required to

bring their own equipment and bait (live or artificial). Fish will be measured to determine size, and trophies will be given out for the two largest bass, two largest catfish, and for the smallest fish (any species). No preregistration is required. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

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in the upper parking at the Beach Club by the lake. (Note: only teens ages 12-18 are permitted to fish in this event. For younger anglers, our 20th Annual Hook, Line & Sinker Children’s Fishing Tournament will be held on Wellington Pond on May 4.)

Book Club

Monday, April 8 7 to 8 p.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway Sit-ins are always welcome to Book Club, even if you haven’t read our selection. Book suggestions are also always welcome; email dwiest@cmamanagement.com. At this month’s meeting, we’ll casually discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. This captivating novel gives us a glimpse of old-world elegance, unwavering graciousness and morals of an aristocrat under house arrest in Moscow’s luxurious Metropol Hotel in the years of upheaval after the Russian Revolution.

Travel Club

Tuesday, April 9 9 to 10 a.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway

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Evening Bingo Tuesday, April 9 7 to 9 p.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway

It’s a great time to make new friends! Please join us for an evening of bingo, prize’s and light snacks and refreshments. Seating is limited to the first 40 who sign up online at https://whoozin.com/T66-EKT-AFAR-KAMR. Bingo is an adult-only event. There is no charge for Stonebridge Ranch residents. Residents may bring up to one non-resident guest for a $5 guest fee.

Evening on the Veranda

Friday, April 12 7 to 9:30 p.m., Beach & Tennis Club 6201 Virginia Parkway Looking for a relaxing way to end a busy week? Need a local spot where you can enjoy the outdoors, listen to some great music, and sip your favorite wine? If so, grab your folding chair and join us on April 12 for our first Evening on the Veranda of 2019! Our host band will be Six of the Matter. You can preview the band at www.sixofthematter.com. Glass containers are prohibited, so be sure to bring in only aluminum or plastic containers. Also, be sure to line up a babysitter. This is an adult only, nonswimming, smoke-free event. You must be 21 years

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to enter. Gates open at 7 p.m. and live music begins at 7:30 p.m. A valid form of Stonebridge Ranch ID is required for all residents to enter (see p. 10 in this issue of Stonebridge Ranch News for ID requirements.) Residents get in free; non-resident guests pay $5. Light snacks, sodas and water will be provided while supplies last.

Meet the Easter Bunny

Saturday, April 13 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Beach & Tennis Club 6201 Virginia Parkway Calling all Stonebridge Ranch kids! Bring your Easter baskets and join us for one of our favorite events of the year: a hopping good time with the Easter Bunny! Activities include a large petting zoo, face painting, balloon artists, bounce houses, a bunny puppet show, free kids raffle drawings, music and refreshments. This event is for Stonebridge Ranch residents only. Children may collect 20 eggs each.

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Craft Time

Tuesday, April 16 1 to 3 p.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway Some people love to escape into their hobbies alone. But if you enjoy crafting with other like-minded creatives, bring your favorite craft to enjoy alongside your neighbors. Have you ever wanted to learn how to do a particular craft or try a new technique for your favorite hobby? We can learn from each other. Bring your own projects and supplies (i.e. quilt blocks, beadwork, knitting, crocheting, darning, mending, etc.). The coffee pot

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will be on, and residents get in free. RSVP at https://whoozin.com/46G-XUC-PPKW-UYU3. If you would like to bring a non-resident, email David Wiest at dwiest@cmamanagement.com. We will have a guest waiting list if space is available. Guests pay $5 each.

Coffee, Cars & Cycles Saturday, April 20 8:30 to 10 a.m., circle drive 6201 Virginia Parkway


Join us in the circle drive at the Beach & Tennis Club for a great start to your Saturday morning. If you have a classic or fancy car or a motorcycle, please park it in the circle drive for all to view. All Stonebridge Ranch residents are welcome—we’d love to meet you! Coffee, donuts and burritos will be provided in the Community Room, where we also host a monthly bring-one, takeone Book, CD & DVD Exchange.

Morning Bingo

Thursday, April 25 10 a.m. to noon, Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway Join us for complimentary coffee, soft drinks, and fruit during our monthly Morning Bingo meet-up. Attendees play for $5 gift cards. This is an adult-only event and is free to Stonebridge Ranch residents. Non-resident guests pay a $5 fee. Seating is limited, so hurry to register at https://whoozin.com/R7A-4YX-79CR-W6FH.

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Certified Babysitting Class

Saturday, April 27 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway

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The SRCA is hosting a Certified Babysitting Class in the Community Room on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) program from ASHI and MEDIC First Aid covers the basics that young adults need to know for safe and successful babysitting, including business start-up how-to and tips for relating with parents and children, key safety, caregiving, and first aid. The magazine-format CABS guide and vlogger-style video make learning fun. The cost of class is $48. Attendees must bring a sack lunch with them to class to eat during a short lunch break. To register, visit www. corecprsolutions.com or call 214-295-6263.

Weekly Coffee Meet-Ups

Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway Coffee Talk meets weekly on Wednesday morning in the Community Room. The group provides a great way to meet your neighbors and can be especially helpful for new residents. Returning group members love to give tips to new neighbors regarding life in Stonebridge Ranch and McKinney.

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Stonebridge Ranch News - April 2019  

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