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Special points of interest:

In this issue:

Fun Run to Support Swim Team Saturday, May 3

Highcroft Hurricane’s 1 5K Fun Run, May 3rd

Pool opens Saturday, May 17

Highcroft Hurricanes Suiting Up!

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Community website at highcroftcarync.blogspot.com

Highcroft Social Committee Update

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Architectural Review Board News

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Spring 2008

Volume 1, Issue 1

The Spring Fling, organized by the Social Committee, was a huge success!

Highcroft Breeze A Community Newsletter for the Residents of Highcroft WELCOME TO OUR FIRST EDITION The Highcroft HOA Board formed a communications committee in response to your requests for more information. Janine Lamb is the chairperson. The committee has set two goals for this year – to create a website for Highcroft residents and to develop a community newsletter. The Highcroft website went live earlier this year at highcroftcarync.blogspot.com. We look forward to your feedback about the website to ensure you are getting the right kind of information. The second goal is in your hands, literally! The Highcroft

Breeze will be a newsletter for and about the residents. As this is the first edition, we have done our best to present interesting and timely information. Please email your feedback to Janine at Janine.lamb@gmail.com. In order to reduce printing costs, future newsletters will be made available on the Highcroft website. If you would like to receive a printed copy, please email Janine and be sure to include your mailing address. Contributions are welcome!

HIGHCROFT HURRICANE’S 5K FUN RUN SATURDAY, MAY 3 On Saturday, May 3, the Highcroft Hurricanes will be sponsoring the 3rd Annual 5K Walk and Run. This event is not only a fun race, but is the primary fund-raising event for our neighborhood swim team. This year’s run is being

AM at the school. Trophies will be awarded for the overall male and female winners. Awards will also be given for age groups and the Stroller and Clydesdale/ Athena divisions. Fun Run participants will receive ribbons. The event is

organized by Andy and Amy Hugo. New to this year’s race is the Stroller and Clydesdale/Athena Divisions. The race starts at 8:30 AM at the Highcroft Drive Elementary School. The entry fee is $27 for the 5K or $17 for the 1mile Fun Run. Its not too late to sign up — check out

being presented by Bovenizer Orthodontics, a sponsor or our swim team. We are still looking for people to help out on race day. If you would like to volunteer, contact Andy Hugo (andyhugo@yahoo.com). If you can’t volunteer, you can still support the swim team and your neighbors by

Active.com and enter “Highcroft” in the search to sign up. There will also be race day registration available from 7-8

coming outside during the race to cheer on the runners as they pass by your house!

There will be police support and volunteer support for traffic control. For safety we ask that you please park your car in your driveway or garage on Saturday morning during race time. Thank you!


POOL OPENS MAY 17: NOTES FROM THE POOL COMMITTEE

The Highcroft Community Pool is set to open on Saturday, May 17. The Pool Committee, chaired by Wilson Farrell, has been hard at work to ensure we have a safe 2008 pool season. Wilson provided this update:

follow these guidelines.

You will see quite a few changes at the pool this summer. Hopefully each resident will have the opportunity to review the new pool guidelines for the 2008 season. In it, we outlined many of those changes, such as a new bulletin board, a new front gate, and Ph controller pump. We are

that children not potty trained use a swim diaper AND plastic swim pants. Also, responding to incidents promptly and properly can also help minimize downtime. Our rules give instructions and will be posted at the pool.

also installing video cameras and motion sensing security lights. The pool committee has also developed a set of guidelines for using the pool. We tried very hard to balance safety and hygiene concerns with the laid back atmosphere that we have come to value. The important thing is to have fun, and to do it in a safe respectful manner. As before, we are a “self-monitored” pool, meaning that everyone is responsible to make sure we

We have placed a great deal of emphasis on hygiene at the pool. We ask you to help ensure that 1) no one be permitted to swim with a communicable disease and 2)

We currently have a vacancy on our committee. If you are interested or want to provide feedback, please contact Wilson Farrell at 469-5986 or wilsonfarrell@gmail.com. If looking for swim lessons at our pool this summer, here are two options to get you started: Atlantis Swim School, atlantis-swim-school.com Streamline Swim School, streamlineswimschool.com

HIGHCROFT HURRICANES LOOK FORWARD TO A GREAT YEAR!

Coach Jennifer will be back to lead our Highcroft Hurricane swim team to victory! Registration has already started. If you have not yet registered, please visit www.highcrofthurricanes.com or contact Jamie Dixon at

from 8-10:30 AM. There will also be practices on Tuesdays from 4-7 PM, but only until June 10. After that, Tuesday will be Swim Meet nights. Home meets for the Hurricanes are scheduled for June 17, July 1 and July 22. If

fatbgr@yahoo.com. All Highcroft residents between the ages of 4 and 18 are eligible to join. Younger members will need to be able to swim half the length of the pool (15 yards) on their own in order to compete. The swim team will begin practice May 19. Practices will be scheduled for

you have not been to a swim meet, take some time one of these evenings and join in the excitement of watching our kids compete. The kids do a great job and more importantly, they have a lot of fun! And don’t worry about dinner, there are concessions for sale. Profits benefit the

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4-7 PM and Saturdays

Hurricane Swim Team.


HIGHCROFT SOCIAL COMMITTEE The Social Committee bids a fond farewell to Hilary Palonsky, departing chairperson, and a big Highcroft welcome to Michele Sallean our 2008 chairperson. Michele tells us the Committee is planning for another exciting year of neighborhood events. Remember that a small portion of your HOA dues provides some of the funding for the activities planned by the Social Committee. The Spring Fling on April 19 was a great example of what the committee does for our community.

The success of the activities depends on the generosity of volunteers from our neighborhood. Michele has four open positions on the Social Committee, so if you would like to help out, please contact Michele at msallean@msn.com. The committee is planning an event for summer, Halloween, and the winter season. Details of these events will be distributed at a later date.

Fun was had by all who attended Spring Fling 2008!

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD Brian Hassink is chairing the Architectural Review Board (ARB) of the HOA. The ARB has been meeting the second Monday of every month. One change to the ARB guidelines is that Zoysia and Bermuda are now permitted

significant changes to the appearance of your property should go through the ARB process. Links to ARB documents can be found at www.omegamgmt.com, as well as the Highcroft website. The process can be quick and

in addition to Fescue, but steps should be taken to contain the spread of one grass type into a neighboring property with a different grass type. This can be done through a physical barrier, such as a mulch bed, and/or regular maintenance. We’d like to remind residents that any

easy if you consult ARB guidelines and talk with your neighbors ahead of time about the proposed changes. We look forward to watching Highcroft mature into an even more beautiful and desirable neighborhood.


YOUR NEIGHBORS AT WORK AND PLAY This section of the newsletter belongs to you, the residents. We need your help filling in the columns! The residents of Highcroft work hard AND play hard! We know that there are a lot of entrepreneurs out there who

you know that many of them are in training for anything from a 5K to a marathon to triathlons? Let us know what you are training for, how you did in your race, or how you did in the sport you compete. We’ll applaud your success!

are running businesses out of their homes. If you would like to have your business listed, please send your name, the business name and a contact. If you have an achievement/award you would like to share, please send that along. On the play side, there is a lot of activity. For example, there are a couple of Ladies Bunco Nights. They are always ready to welcome new members. If interested, contact Beth Gozon at bfgozon@yahoo.com. There are other kinds of fun in Highcroft, too. You’ve probably seen neighbors out for a run or bike ride, but did

HIGHCROFT HOA BOARD Andrew Moriarty, President Andy Sentgeorge, Vice-President Paul Palonsky, Secretary Mal Shah, Treasurer Terry Melcher-Nelson, Member-at-Large

Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon, 2007

REMINDERS FROM THE BOARD 1. Reminder to please be considerate of your neighbor’s property and Highcroft common areas by cleaning up after your pet. It not only keeps our neighborhood beautiful, but it is also a Town of Cary ordinance. 2. It is that time of the year again; the grass is growing, it’s time to start mowing. 3. The next Board meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 16.

OMEGA MANAGEMENT Sue Fallwell sue@omegamgmt.com Tel: 919 461 0102

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