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Community Connections Your HOA Community News Source for FCIII

May, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 4

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Message The Spring 2014 FCIII Board of Directors meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday, May 12th at the Forest Creek Golf Club (99 Twin Ridge Parkway) from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Please be on the lookout in the days prior to the meeting for an email or social media post confirming the date and time in case of unforeseen events. Residents are invited to attend and are welcome to bring any issues or concerns that they would like to personally discuss to us. Additionally, always feel free to submit any questions or concerns at any times to your Board of Directors via email, through Plateau Management or personally through Nextdoor.com. A traffic study was performed around the Gattis School and Links intersection to determine the need for a traffic light. We received

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reports at the time that the study determined that the intersection warranted a light and was scheduled to receive one in the near future. We can confirm that Travis County is recommending that the light be funded but that funding has not yet been approved. The project is scheduled to come up for review by Travis County in August and would not be installed until early 2015 if approved. Look for additional details and information in future months as we learn them. Reminder: The FC3 athletic field work is well underway as the grass seed has been spread and the concrete drainage channels are in place. We remind everyone to please stay off of the field until it is officially opened to allow for the seed to take and establish for long-term growth.

REMINDERS FROM THE ASSOCIATION MANAGER POOL/AMENITY CENTER ACCESS: The pool is now open for the season. If you are new to the community and have not received a pool access fob (tag) please contact Plateau at accesstags@plateaupropertymgmt.com. The charge for replacement fobs (tags) is $25.00. You must have a fob to access the pool area and tennis courts. WEEDS, WEEDS, WEEDS: Spring is here and the weeds are emerging and invading our common areas and yards. The Association is working with our landscape maintenance crew to address the common areas. We ask that all residents apply a weed treatment to your yards as well. You can purchase products from the home improvements stores and garden centers or you may prefer to hire a professional. Please do your part to help control the weeds in your community. ASSESSMENTS: Assessments are due quarterly in the amount of $105.00. Statements for the second quarter of 2014 have been mailed to all property owners. Non-payment of assessments can cause a lien to be filed against your property and lead to foreclosure. Legal and late fees are the responsibility of the property owner. If your account is referred to the association you will be responsible for the legal fees. Owners with delinquent assessment accounts will not be allowed access to the (Continued on page 2) www.nextdoor.com

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Robin Murphy, robino2001@yahoo.com SECRETARY Vicky Lockwood, vlockwood@me.com TREASURER Richard Casseus, rcasseus505@yahoo.com RESIDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC) Brett Boyd, boydmba@gmail.com Shanna Claycamp, sclaycamp@austin.rr.com Melissa Miller, missmelissa0205@gmail.com Chuck Willoughby, texas_sub_nuke@yahoo.com

facilities. The association needs your assessments to be paid in a timely manner in order for the association facilities to be maintained. If you have any questions about your account please contact Plateau Property Management at assessments@plateaupropertymgmt.com or (512) 441-1041. PARKING: Please park vehicles on your driveway or in your garage. On street parking clutters the streets. Vehicles parked too close to the intersections can create site issues. PLEASE REPORT ANY COMMON AREA MAINTENANCE ISSUES OR PROPERTY DAMAGE TO PLATEAU. This includes street or landscape light outages, damage to the amenities, flag (entrance) damage, etc. ARCHITECTURAL MODIFICATIONS: Please note that the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Forest Creek III require that all improvements be submitted to the Architectural Review Committee prior to commencement of such improvements. Your request should include the type of improvement along with a sketch/ photo, materials/colors, location (plot plan) and any other pertinent information. An Architectural Modification form can be obtained from the FC III web site (www.fc3hoa.org) or the Plateau website (www.plateaupropertymgmt.com). TRASH CANS & RECYCLE CONTAINERS: Please remember that trash cans and recycle containers should be stored out of sight except on trash/recycling collection days. The Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions for FC III require that all properties be maintained in a neat and orderly fashion. Please do your part to keep FC III Beautiful! Thanks so much!

MAY 2014 FOREST CREEK III EVENTS

CHALK WALK May 2, Amenity Center NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE May 3, Your Home ICE CREAM SOCIAL June 1, Amenity Center Pool

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4TH OF JULY PARADE July 4th, FC3 to the Amenity Center Get details and the full schedule at www.fc3hoa.org, on Nextdoor or email events@fc3hoa.org. 2

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2014 FCIII Easter Egg Hunt Photos courtesy of jtClix

Over 200 residents gathered on April 12th for a windy but fun Easter Egg Hunt, games, food and music. Thanks to the 20+ volunteers who worked to put together a great morning for our kids and families!

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS A FOCUS ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Pathway to Improved Health By Concentra Urgent Care Being physically active is one of the most important steps you SHOULD OLDER ADULTS EXERCISE,TOO? can take to maintain or improve your health. When combined The same HHS guidelines apply, but older adults need to make sure with eating a healthy diet, regular exercise can substantially reduce that their fitness level and any chronic conditions allow them to safely your risk of chronic disease, prevent weight gain, and improve your perform physical activity. For example, if an older adult is at risk of overall level of physical and emotional fitness. falling, he should do exercises that maintain or improve his balance. HOW MUCH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DO I NEED?

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has recently published several recommendations related to exercise: 1. Any physical activity is better than no physical activity • Includes people with disabilities • Far outweighs the possibility of risk of injury or illness 2. Most health benefits occur with at least 150 minutes a week • Both aerobic and muscle-strengthening are beneficial 3. For most people, additional benefits occur when • You increase the intensity of your physical activity • You increase the frequency of your physical activity • You increase the duration of your physical activity

WHAT IF I HAVE A CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITION?

If you have a chronic medical condition, you should be under the care of a health care provider. It is important to consult your physician about the type and amount of physical activity appropriate for you. HOW DO I GET STARTED?

The health benefits of physical activity far outweigh the risks and some activity is better than none. Persons who have not been diagnosed with a chronic condition (such as diabetes, heart disease, or osteoarthritis) and do not have symptoms (e.g., chest pain or pressure, dizziness, or joint pain) do not need to consult with a health care provider prior to starting an exercise program.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

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MAY, 2014

MONTHLY RESTAURANT REVIEWS BY LARRY BROOME

This month we are going to take a trip to Thailand, but within 5 minutes of FCIII. Okay a few doors away from our HEB on Gattis School isn’t exactly Thailand, but it is 5 minutes away. Thai Spoon is the restaurant and Thai is certainly their forte. Open for lunch and dinner every day (Sunday only dinner), you will find yourself in a welcoming well decorated space. Thai Spoon does a very good job with their soups, for those uninitiated in Thai cuisine might I suggest Tom Ka, a delicious coconut based soup with chicken and vegetables. It was a welcome companion on a cold winter night this year. As far as appetizers, I also enjoyed the satay, mostly for the peanut dipping sauce. I would not suggest the spring rolls, as they seemed a little chewier than they should be. Stick to the curries for your entrée as they are all delicious, wellseasoned and plentiful. It is advisable if you are new to Thai to order a few different curries to try. They do a wonderful job with the Panang and red curries, whether chicken, shrimp or even just veggies for you vegetarians. I have had a duck dish there which

I found a little fattier than I like. For those craving noodles the Pad Thai is authentic and flavorful, also a good starter dish for those who haven’t had Thai before. A word of caution, when you order your entrée they will ask you whether you would like it mild, medium, hot or Thai hot. Unless you are a glutton for punishment do not order it Thai hot, as every Thai restaurant I have ever gone to seems to take that as a challenge to make steam come out of your ears and tears to roll down your face. Even the hot is hotter than most American palates due to the different peppers that are the basis of Thai cuisine. This is a great “drop in” restaurant, when you can’t figure out where to go to eat, or are just tired of where you have been going. There is usually no wait and they seem extremely family friendly. They do serve wine and beer, but Thai iced tea is my favorite (nothing like American iced tea). To try something new and close Thai Spoon can help with one of those spur of the moment meals.

ARound the Rock will be an entertaining look at restaurants close to our community, providing information for you to answer the all-important question “where do we eat tonight?” Of course the important things in life; food, wine and music, are subject to our own individual taste and opinion, and this is but one man’s opinion. The locations will all be within a 10 minute drive from FCIII. I look forward to your input as I decide my next stop.

FC3 Welcoming Committee The purpose of the Welcoming Committee is to reach out to the new families in FC3, to ensure that they are welcomed to our community… and who knows – might meet a new friend for life. Our main goal is to share information about our community and to expand our social network by enrolling new families to NextDoor to visit their new friends and neighbors from the comfort of their own home. If you have an idea or business information that you would like the Welcoming Committee to consider please email us at nuriadday@ yahoo.com or aford121@me.com or on Nextdoor.com.

FC3

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Are you about to begin your Senior year in High School? You may not think you need advice, but take it from those who have gone before you – this year will fly by and you’ll be turning a chapter in your book before you know it. One young lady in our neighborhood had some sage words of advice to you rising seniors… Audrey Doubleday is pictured with ‘Lucy’ in her cap and gown – they have been together since 2004 – a true team!

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Congratulation juniors, you made it -- now you are seniors! Some of you might dream of having a career and becoming millionaires by the time you reach 25. And some just need to get their high school diploma and go straight to work, and that’s okay too. If you plan to attend college, please make sure that you know which career you want, which college to attend, and how you will pay for it. Make sure that you mark 2 calendars because you need to keep track of registration, admission, fees, and financial aid. During summer vacation make sure you register for SAT and/or ACT. And now, it’s time for your senior portrait; ladies make sure that you wear a spaghetti strap shirt underneath. During the second semester, keep up your grades! Poor grades might lower your GPA and you might lose your scholarship. Apply to every scholarship that is available, and make sure that you make copies of every single paper that you sign. Don’t forget to include your CATEMA grades, remember every little thing helps. Before taking a college tour, don’t forget to fill out the RRISD Pre-Approved College Visit Form. The most important thing to remember is do not post anything embarrassing online; because schools search social networks and that can prevent you from attending the school of your dreams. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, your teachers and counselors are there for you, trust me, they want you to succeed, or maybe just want you to leave. ***Note to parents: be the quiet cheerleader, and don’t give your opinion. Remember, let them go, but do not change the lock, they always come back! Audrey Doubleday Attending ACC for Computer Technological & Video Game Development in the Fall of 2014 Class of 2014

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CREAMY WHITE BEAN, AVOCADO AND BASIL LINGUINI

It is starting to heat up here in Round Rock. If you love creamy Alfredo pasta, but are looking for something a little lighter to chow down on in the Texas heat, this dish might just be exactly what you are looking for! Cannellini beans blend with avocado in this oil-free sauce to create an indulgent creamy base, while the basil and lime give this recipe a fresh summery twist. What you’ll need: I box/can of cannellini beans (approx. 13-15 oz) 1 ripe avocado 1 cup fresh basil ¼ cup red onion (roughly chopped) 1 garlic clove Juice from 1-2 limes ½ tsp salt Cracked black pepper to taste ½ cup pasta water 1 box of linguini (16 oz) *if serving to a younger child, you can roast the carrots ahead of time to make sure they are nice and soft. Directions: First, fill your pasta pot with water and bring to a boil. While you are waiting for the water to boil, peel your avocado and chop your onion, then add all of the above ingredients (minus the pasta water and the linguini) to your food processor. Once the water has boiled, add your pasta to the pot and cook according to the directions on the box. About 2-3 minutes before your linguini is ready to drain, sneak out about ½ cup of the pasta water and add to your food processor. The starchy water from the pasta pot will help to bring the sauce together and give it a silkier texture. Now the sauce is ready to blend in your food processor. Keep blending until it is smooth and creamy. Go ahead and take a taste test! It’s pretty amazing! Place the sauce into a large serving bowl, drain your linguini, add it to the sauce and stir it up until the sauce is completely blended into the noodles. Enjoy! Copyright © 2014 Peel, Inc.

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