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Office & Clubhouse Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM, 7 days a week Office Phone: (352) 385-9189 Office Fax: (352) 385-9190 Address: 6400 Stoneybrook Hills Parkway Mount Dora, FL 32757 E-mail: Pool Hours: Dawn – Dusk, 7 days a week Fitness Center Hours: 5 AM – 10 PM, 7 days a week Page 2

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Board of Directors Meetings 1st Qtr-Tuesday, March 18th @ 6:30pm


2nd Qtr-Tuesday, June 24th @ 6:30pm

Joe Fulghum

3rd Qtr– Tuesday, September 23rd @ 6:30pm

Carlos de la Ossa

Annual Membership Meeting- Tuesday, October 28th @ 6pm

Don Lunko

2015 Budget Meeting- Tuesday, October 28th @ 6pm 4th Qtr-Tuesday, December 16th @ 6:30pm




(Resident Advisory Council) pg. 18

(Architectural Control Committee) pg. 10

(Finance Committee)



The first Monday of each month at 6:30pm

The third Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm

*unless the first Monday falls on a Holiday, in which case the meeting will be postponed to the 2nd Monday of the month.

Meetings A minimum of 4 per yearwhen the committee sees fit.

VC (Violation Committee) Meetings The first Wednesday of the first month of each quarter.

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Website Resident Directory 1. Go to 2. Login (contact the office if you need login information) 3. Click on “My Profile” in the top left corner 4. Fill in your information

5. Make sure to uncheck the boxes labeled “Hide From Address Book” (this will enable other residents to view your contact information on the Stoneybrook Hills Website. You can make your phone number, email address, and address visible) 6. Scroll to bottom of page and click “Save Changes”

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A New Year, a new beginning! Hopefully everyone has gotten the chance to visit with friends and family over the Holidays and is ready for what 2014 has in store! We have a lot of NEW stuff to look forward to in 2014! A Chocolate Party, New Homeowner Orientations, and a Casino Cruise are only the beginning! Make sure to attend the monthly Lifestyle Planners so that you can help plan the details! I am also very excited to bring the International Potluck Dinner & the Wine Down back by popular demand! I’d like to say a very special THANK YOU to everyone who has participated, and to those who continue to participate in the events & activities here at Stoneybrook Hills. It is your participation that can make or break an event. Always remember that if there is something planned, and you can’t attend due to date/time, but you WOULD attend if possible, then absolutely let me know! We are also going to start sending out follow up emails for our bigger events so that we can get a better understanding of why some events are more successful than

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others. Don’t hesitate to tell us when something needs improvement! As I’m sure most of you have seen, we have installed a new Community Information sign at the entrance gate to the community. Keep an eye out for meeting notices, upcoming events, and important information. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the sign (font, colors, pictures, etc...) please let us know! Wishing everyone a prosperous and fulfilling New Year!

Miranda Lee Your Event/Activity Director

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SBH Embraces GIS Technology On Veteran’s Day, a meeting was held at our clubhouse to continue an ongoing discussion that attempts to foster a partnership between SBH’s homeowner volunteers, Access Management and our newly selected landscaping contractor, RLC. Since 2008, several homeowners have been advocating that our community embrace the Florida Water Star SM program. Florida Water StarSM is a water conservation certification program for new and used homes and commercial developments. Standards and guidelines for water use efficiency are included for: Indoor fixture and appliances, Landscape design, and Irrigation systems. The Florida Water StarSM Program was developed by the St. Johns River water Management District in 2006 and became a statewide program in 2012. To learn more about this water conservation program please visit the website at Since early 2008, our homeowner volunteers have been embracing GIS technologies (Geographic Information Systems) to assist with the daily operations of a Crime Watch Committee, Accounts-in-arrears tracking, Walk for Cancer fund raising event, street light maintenance, real estate sales comparisons, fire hydrant & associated IOS rating, reserve funding calculations, as well as landscaping and irrigation mapping. GIS is a tool that enables an organization to link tabular database attributes to spatial locations on the ground. When this information is joined together, visual correlations can easily be realized, which enables educated decisions to be made on the fly that can help solve many of our world’s problems. When a GIS system grows and contains past and present data, future trends can be accurately predicted enabling manager’s to make proactive decisions, and help reverse destructive paths such as the economic downturn we are currently attempting to dig out of. Although our volunteers have been reaching out to all of our past HOA Manager’s and landscaping and irrigation contractors, we were unable to make the first baby step forward and form a partnership. The volunteers felt that if we kept putting GIS out in front of our HOA Board and volunteer committees, that eventually they would receive support, and slowly mentor a partnership. In July 2013, Access Mgmt. held a meet and greet in the evening at our clubhouse. During this meeting, Access introduced their goal of maintaining our HOA infrastructure in a like new state, as they have already been doing in the hotel industry that Access also manages. When I heard this statement, I immediately thought that Access is the partner we have been waiting for. Most folks know that it is cheaper to maintain a home, business, or property assets than it is to replace it!!! Our young and educated HOA mgmt. clubhouse staff is quick to incorporate leading edge technologies in their daily routines. The final step in fostering a successfully and long term partnership was educating our FC ( Finance Committee) about the Florida Water StarSM Program via several RAC meetings, where videos and slideshows were shared with our community. In mid-July our HOA Manager organized a landscaping fair to help educate new homeowners on the daunting task of landscaping maintenance. During this fair, HO volunPage 6

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teers were able to share a plan to field capture the entire Phase 1, 2, and recreation common area irrigation infrastructure which contains more than 5000 sprinkler heads divided up amongst 50-60 irrigation zones. During the landscaping contractor bidding process, our Finance Committee added Water Star certification requirements to our RFP’s. We were very fortunate to select RLC as our new landscaping partner, and they are already certified and practicing water conservation methods with their existing clientele. We were also happy to learn that RLC stepped up to the plate and offered us substantial savings by embracing modern technologies which enables them to do more with less! RLC was given our volunteer map book which contained all of the data gleam from the previous contractors and HOA Managers as well as all HOA common areas that are irrigated mapped out for phase 2. Phase 1 and the recreation area irrigation maps are in progress, with a completion date of Dec 25th 2013. Volunteer HO’s will start the field digital data capturing of phase 2’s irrigation infrastructure in between the Christmas & New Year’s holidays. At the Veteran’s Day meeting, a volunteer suggested that we consider embracing ESRI’s GIS Desktop & Cloud software application. ESRI offers their flagship software application as a “Take it Home” feature to anyone that currently holds an existing license for the annual fee of $100. This license requires all user’s considering purchasing the Take it Home to be used for either further training or volunteering purposes. This software will allow the volunteers to access to leading edge technology to capture the irrigation infrastructure live via the Internet cloud using smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and laptops. This software will also allow us to not only collect field data, but also use it to maintain the system daily, and possibly transition away from expensive hard copy map books, and instead use tablets and smartphones with live interactive data via Wi-Fi in the cloud. In short, we have an opportunity to save $15K we would normally pay an irrigation company to capture our infrastructure, and save our resources for possibly purchasing a digital weather station. When we create and maintain digital infrastructure features in GIS, we are leveling the playing field for all of our existing partners, as well as opening the door for future partnerships with our builder/developer, Mount Dora Utilities, Publix, McDonald’s, and SBH’s homeowners. Let history record a big step towards a partnership that can lead by example, and plant local seeds that can grow globally. On Dec 10 th, our HOA Board of Director’s approved the request for the $100 annual license fee. Please contact our clubhouse staff if you have any interest in volunteering some time to a wonderful team effort that realizes the need to protect our precious natural resources. We will be sharing progress updates for this project, as we build and strengthen our partnership foundation. Many thanks to all of our community volunteers, SBH’s homeowners are grateful for all the continued team effort!!

From a SBH Homeowner and Volunteer, Richard Helfst

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ACC APPLICATIONS Applications for changes and/or additions to the property must have the appropriate forms filled legibly with all information requested, i.e. telephone number, email addresses, home address and owner requesting them. In addition, a copy of the property plat (which was provided at settlement) with Location of changes/additions shown with dimensions. Please make sure that dimensions do not exceed property boundaries. If appropriate, the hired contractor should show plans, sections and any other Information to make clear the exact work to be undertaken, including any or all measures to be taken to minimize and/or elimi-

nate erosion affecting the infrastructure of the subdivision. A proper application with the above-mentioned information will make it much easier to approve the works. Residents should be familiar with the ACC requirements (see Stoneybrook Hills website) before tendering an Application.

Residents should not, under any circumstances, proceed with their project/s implementation before acquiring the approval from the ACC. If they do, they will accept any and all responsibility for future illegalities, if any.

PLANTS & PETS Living in Florida, most of us have pets that frequently go outside, such as a dog or a cat. When deciding to put in a new plants, whether it be a tree or some annuals, picking out the type of plant that you want is half the battle! But not all types of plants are pet friendly. When cats and dogs go outside, sometimes they eat grass and plants. Your pet could ingest a potentially harmful plant substance and could end up with serious health issues. To avoid this from happening, you should research your plans before you put them in. You can effectively research your plans online, or you can go to your local Lowe’s or greenhouse/nursery and ask someone to assist you. After all, pets are family too! For a list of toxic and non-toxic plants, please visit:

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Michelle’s Memo HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope all the homeowners here at Stoneybrook Hills had a blessed Holiday Season and a wonderful New Years! 2013 was quite an eventful year for the Association and myself. In April 2013 Association Management was turned over to Access Residential Management, giving me the opportunity to become a part of the Stoneybrook Hills family. I want to thank all of the homeowners that welcomed ARM and our staff to this beautiful community. The resident committees and management were hard at work in 2013 to create the 2014 Budget and work on other improvements within the community. In 2013 the Landscaping vendor was changed to RLC Landscaping, saving a significant amount of money for the homeowners. Some other exciting changes were the change to 1StopPoolPros for our pool care, the addition of Donald Marcone, community maintenance tech, and the addition of the Violation Committee. One of the more exciting avenues the HOA ventured down in 2013 was purchasing a license to have access to an ESRI GIS system through one of our resident volunteers, Richard Helfst.

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You can read more information on this maintenance tracking system in Richard’s Article, SBH Embraces GIS Technologies. We have some very exciting events being planned for 2014 including a Food Truck Event. Our goal is to kick this off in the first quarter and depending on participation, continue on a monthly or quarterly basis. The Association will be incorporating more off property events this year such as shark fishing or a casino cruise. If any homeowners have any activity or event suggestions, please attend the monthly “Lifestyle Planners” with Miranda Lee and help coordinate these ideas. The Board of Directors for Stoneybrook Hills have scheduled all of the Quarterly Board Meetings and Annual/Budget Meeting for 2014. Please reference the Community Channel, Channel 732, for all the dates. We encourage all homeowners to participate and to have a voice! Thank you to all the homeowners, committees, volunteers, board members and employees that make up the Stoneybrook Hills HOA. I look forward to a wonderful 2014 year and further improvements of the development!

Warmest Regards, Michelle Barr, Lcam Property Manager

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Stretching & Balance Classes Every TuesChipotle Senior Lunch day 10:30-11:30am, in the Ballroom Monday, January 13th @ 1pm This class is perfect for our older residents, All SBH Seniors are invited to as well as for anyone who may have the Clubhouse for a FREE Senhealth problems that would restrict them ior Lunch, catered by from strenuous exercise. This class costs $25 Chipotle Mexican Grill! Please per month. RSVP so we know how much food to order! Things to Know with Michelle Wednesday, January 15th @ 5pm Come sit with the property manager, Michelle Barr, and discuss your concerns, thoughts, and suggestions! Wallace Fitness Classes Every Wednesday 7-8pm, in the Ballroom Wallace Fitness is back and in full swing! This class is great for getting in shape and toning up. It is a more rigorous class, but the instructors are wonderful and will work with you, at your needed pace. This class costs $25 per month.

Dove Chocolate Discoveries Chocolate Party Friday, January 24th @ 6pm You are invited to come and indulge in a Chocolate Tasting Party!

International Potluck Dinner Saturday, February 1st @ 6pm Come travel the world with your taste buds and get to know your neighbors and their backgrounds at this internationally themed potluck dinner. Minimum of Lifestyle Planners one (1) dish per household Saturday, January 4th @ 11am which must be able to feed If you would like to have an input on 7-8 people. Beverages will Events & Activities, whether it be a specific be provided. Please RSVP event that you would like to see, or wheth- by Friday, January 31st. er you're just interested in the planning side-come join us and share your thoughts! Superbowl Sunday Sunday, February 2nd @ 6pm Bring the family and come Basketball Game watch the biggest game Saturday, January 11th @ of the season on the big 2pm screen! Kick-off is at Bounce on down to the SBH 6:30PM. Residents may Basketball Courts for a fun, bring up to four (4) guests. friendly game of basketball! BYOB, snacks and refreshments will be provided; while supplies last. Page 10

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Lifestyle Planners Saturday, February 8th @ 11am If you would like to have an input on Events & Activities, whether it be a specific event that you would like to see, or whether you're just interested in the planning sidecome join us and share your thoughts! Senior Matinee Movie Friday, February 14th @ 4pm Bring your Valentine and come join us in the Ballroom for a SWEET Senior Matinee Movie, with popcorn, drinks, and candy!

BYOB Happy Hour Saturday, February 15th 7-9pm Grab a bottle of your favorite drink and come socialize at the Clubhouse! Pizza in the Park Saturday, February 22nd @ Noon Come join us at Gilbert Park in Downtown Mount Dora for Pizza in the Park! Gilbert Park has a HUGE playground, a lighthouse on the Lake Dora, and nature trails. Strawberry Picking Saturday, March 1st @ 1pm Do you like strawberries? Why not pick your own, farm fresh strawberries from Oak Haven Farms in Sorrento, FL.

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Field Day Saturday, March 8th @ 11am Come join us on the ballfield for a day of outdoor fun! We will have a variety of games and activities set up. Snacks and refreshments will be provided; while supplies last.

New Homeowner Orientation Saturday, March 15th @ 2pm Victory Casino Cruise Saturday, March 22nd @ 8am ALL ABOARD! Contact Miranda for pricing and more info.

Lifestyle Planners Saturday, March 29th @ 11am If you would like to have an input on Events & Activities, whether it be a specific event that you would like to see, or whether you're just interested in the planning side-come join us and share your thoughts! Family Movie Night Saturday, March 29th @ 7pm Join us for Family Movie Night, which includes popcorn, drinks, and CANDY! Page 11

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he Resident Advisory Committee members and your neighbors are John "Bud" Cunnally Chair, Frank Fillippelli Vice Chair, Sherron Malino Secretary, and Gary Grimm member at large. We have been very active in seeking out issues and effectively working to improve our community. Many residents have attended our meetings this past quarter and have offered suggestions on positive things we can do to improve the community. Some discussions and decisions that took place over this last quarter are: The RAC investigated the feasibility of placing an electronic announcement sign at the entrance. Initial bids were received and were in the order of $8,000.00 to $10,000.00. This was discussed at the October meeting. Management offered a more affordable alternative of placing a Ranger Style of announcement kiosk at the entrance. The new sign is at the entrance and the results will be evaluated over the next several months. A RAC sponsored water quality seminar was held during October in the Clubhouse. It featured a representative from the Mt. Dora Water Department and several water filtration vendors, who explained what their various systems would do to soften and purify our community's drinkable water. It was a good turn out from the residents and all of us learned quite a bit about where and how our most necessary utility is provided to us. John Peters, Director of the Mt. Dora Public Works & Utility Department gave an outstanding presentation on our water and the testing that is performed by his department and the state of Florida. He also presented a broad overview of all of the various sources, which comprise the makeup of our water system. He is looking forward to the commissioning of a new well early next year off Rt. 44 that will give Mount Dora an additional water source. Thanks to Gary Grimm, for organizing this very informative meeting. A group of homeowners presented a proposed new set of ballroom rules and charges in the rental prices. The Council reviewed it and made some minor additions that were suggested by other homeowners. These new regulations have been publicized by the Stoneybrook Hills (SBH) Board of Directors (BOD) and can be viewed on our web page. A resident voiced concern about possible tailgating by un-authorized vehicles at the main gate. Management has initiated along with the RAC an investigation as to what can possibly be done to improve the gate system. Gate companies have been solicited for their opinion and a suggestion from one of them that we look into having larger and heavier torque motors on the gates. This issue is an ongoing discussion. Frank Fillippelli is leading the effort on this. Parking regulations are being addressed with particular emphases on the street parking times during the day and in the evening hours. A consensus needs to be met as to the times vehicles are not allowed to park on the streets. Gary Grimm has taken this project on. Bud Cunnally presented a brief statement as to the new Florida HOA laws that have just gone into effect on 1 July 2013. Please see the following web page link for additional information: Bud Cunnally also presented a comprehensive presentation in regards to the infestation of pocket gofers at the end of Town Hill Blvd. The wood rats are destroying the landscaping and grass in this area. The RAC and Management will be presenting bids from licensed pest removal companies to begin controlling these pests, initially at the devastated site and then in phases throughout the community. These gofers are not your caddy shack cute little animal they are dangerous destructive rodents. The RAC also presented a comprehensive report to the HOA BOD in September as to the workings of the Council. It was received with much appreciation from the BOD. Page 12

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The RAC is dedicated to having a speaker at our meetings, or to sponsor seminars to address concerns and educate homeowners about community matters. We need your input and we could use your expertise on the RAC. Any Volunteers??? Neighbors please join us on the first Monday of every month to discuss community concerns. Remember the "squeaky wheel gets oiled". By: Bud Cunnally, RAC Chairman

The Resident Advisory Council strongly suggests that every resident go to and sign up for their email alerts. This website is a free service provided through a partnership between the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Florida Sheriffs Association, and the Florida Police Chiefs Association. You can use this web site to subscribe for an e-mail alert in the event that an offender or predator moves close to any address in Florida you choose to monitor. For example, your home, workplace, school, daycare, etc. You can also subscribe to receive an e-mail alert in the event that the offender or predator reports updated address information in the registry.

DON’T FORGET! 1st Quarter HOA assessments are due on January 1st, 2014. HOA Assessments for 2014 are $359.98 per quarter. You have three (3) options for making payments. 1. mailing in a check, 2. paying online *note, there is a $9.99 fee for paying online*, or 3. signing up for direct debit payments. Mailing Address: Stoneybrook Hills HOA, Inc.

PO BOX 66035 Phoenix, AZ 85082

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Trash picks up every Tuesday & Friday, and recycling picks up every Friday. Trash bins & recycling cans may be put out after 6PM the evening before the day of pick up and need to be brought in before midnight the day of pick up. Please store trash cans and recycling bins out of sight when not curbside.

Make sure you and your guests are obeying traffic laws when driving throughout the community. Follow speed limit signs, and always stop at stop signs. Be mindful of the time of day, as well, so you can make sure to watch out for children leaving or coming home from school.

If you see a street light issue please contact Duke Energy. The phone number to report problem street lights is 1-800-228-8485, or 407629-1010, or report them online at: ndex.asp and click on "request

Be sure that you are calling (352) 383-0525 and using the automated gate system to add temporary guests. Do NOT call the gate attendant directly. The direct line to the gate attendant is for them to contact residents for guests and vendors that have not been called in. Gate attendants can NOT add guests.

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REMIN To insure everyone’s safety, please make sure that your children are aware of the following safety rules: No playing in the street. Watch for cars. Walk/ride bike/skateboard on the sidewalks. Play in your own yard, unless you have permission from your neighbor. Be mindful of your neighbors.

Always walk your dog on a leash. Do not allow young children to walk large dogs. Pick up after your pet (there are stations equipped with bags and trash cans along the Boulevard). Do not leave your pet unattended at any time while outside. Do not allow your pet to become a nuisance to the community.

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ALL tenants, new AND renewing are required to submit a lease application and pass a background check completed by the HOA in order to seek approval to live in the community. The Board of Directors reviews each application submitted before approving or denying an application. New applicants that are denied are not permitted to move in and denied renewing applicants are required to move out. Approved applicants receive a lease approval letter from management in order to gain access into the community from the gate attendants. Lease applications are available from the management office or on the HOA's website at Contact the office for more information.

Long-term and overnight street parking is prohibited. Make sure your vehicles are parked correctly so they are not blocking the sidewalk or parked in the street. If you are having issues with a neighbor blocking the sidewalk or parking in the street, contact management and we will work to get the parking issue remedied.

If you see something that you believe is suspicious, it is best to report it to both Orange County and to management, as soon as possible. Contact Orange County’s non-emergency number at (407) 836-9000, or call 911 if it is an emergency.

When at any of the recreational facilities, always be sure that you and your guests are following the rules. Guests are required to ALWAYS have a resident with them while at rec facilities. If someone is trying to gain access, and you don’t think they belong there, or you know that they are NOT a resident, you can report it to management (if during office hours) or you can report the trespassing to Orange County’s non-emergency number at (407) 836-9000. Management randomly checks Access Cards at the rec facilities. Nonresidents, or guests without an accompanying resident will be asked to leave the premises. Trespassers will be prosecuted. 1st Quarter 2014

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Have You Decided Yet? If you’re trying to get healthy, lose weight, and get fit, but all you’re doing is cutting calories, or exercising, then you need a reality check. According to U.S. Institute of Medicine, for you to lose weight by just exercising, you would need to do ninety minutes of rigorous exercise every single day. Can you? Do you have 90 min. every day? Similarly, with a poor “low-fat”, “low-carb” or “High-protein” diets, even if you lose weight you might be creating a nutrition imbalance. Most of us think we eat healthy, but it is different when you have extra weight to lose. Lincoln and I, being Certified Health Coaches and Personal Trainers, we see people going on diets or starting to work out, but lacking to achieve the desired sustainable healthy weight loss and toning at the end. From experience, as well as based on clinical studies, the way to a healthy weight loss and maintenance is the combination of what we eat, when we eat and doing physical fitness training with proper form and techniques in addition to turning these behaviors into daily habits. Here are couple tips that may get you started towards a healthy lifestyle (Please consult with you physician before practicing any of these) Eat foods that are low calorie, low sodium, low carbohydrate, and high in protein every 2 to 3 hours Drink about 64 oz. of water every day Do strength training twice a week for 30 min Do cardiovascular exercises 3 times a week for one hour Sleep 7-8 hours everyday Surround yourself with healthy and active people Above all, Lincoln and I believe the most important step is for you to MAKE THE DECISION TO BE HEALTHY.

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Journey Christian Church “What on earth is going on at the high school? Don’t they know it’s Sunday? There shouldn’t be any activity there on a Sunday, that’s the “Holy Day” of the week.” I am sure that if you grew up like I did, these words have either come from your parents mouths, or maybe even your own. More and more with the change in dynamics of the church and the church culture, we are seeing a viewpoint that says, “why aren’t we doing this like they did in the Bible?” What a grandiose idea. So with that question looming, what has now been the response of the church? Or should I say, what is our response? Glad you asked. You see, the church was never supposed to be represented by a building. It was suppose to be represented by the people within those walls. The people are supposed to be the church. And when the people of the church begin to understand that, then they are meant to go way beyond the walls of a building, and actually live out what they continue to profess on a regular basis. We have called the people of Journey Christian Church to do just that by partnering with us to launch a whole new site of the church, right here in the heart of Lake County. Welcome to Journey Christian Church Mount Dora. Starting on January 5 th, 2014 at 10:30am, we are officially launching our multi-site venue here at Mount Dora High School in the auditorium. Patterned after our original site in Apopka; Journey Christian Church Mount Dora will feature energetic contemporary music, a message that is Biblically-based and reality-tested, and a children’s ministry that kids love to participate in and invite their friends to join them. All elements of the worship service are live except for the sermon which is videoed at our Journey Apopka campus. We know that everyone has their own story, and we want to help develop our stories into a growing community of people on a life-changing journey with Jesus, as we Love God, Love People, and Serve the World, here in Lake County. Everyone is welcome, nobody is perfect, and anything is possible. Looking forward to seeing you there – Joel Craig, Campus Pastor like us on facebook:

Enlighten Bible Study, located in Mount Dora, Florida, is open to women, children, and men of every denomination, church, and ethnos. Please consider joining us. For more information go to: Enlighten Bible Study (EBS) When: Tuesday mornings 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Where: Round Lake Christian Church 31205 Round Lake Rd, Mt Dora, FL 1st Quarter 2014

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NO DUMPING IN SUMMERHILL ESTATES!!! Dumping in a construction site is illegal and if you see anyone doing it to report it to management immediately. If possible, please provide date, time, vehicle information, etc... Cleanup of debris dumped in the Stoneybrook construction sites will create an additional cost to the homeowners.

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Classifieds Testimonials Looking for a contractor to add a screen room to your home, or just concrete work? After much searching and phone calls to several companies, we used May Construction, 2179 Stone St., Oviedo, FL 32765, Phone (407) 701-2299, Fax (321) 281-6043. We had a screen porch added to the back of our home. They were fair-priced, on time, returned phone calls, professional and courteous. (They are also on Angie's list). We are located at 5965 Coquyt Dr. if you would like to see their work.


-May & Hal

2 piece couch & loveseat set-BEST OFFER Contact (352) 385-9189 or if you’re interested!

Radiator for a 1964 Chevy small block-$275 Brand new, in box, unopened. Contact for more info!

Do you shop at Lowe’s often? Well how does getting 5% off every time you make a purchase sound? Too good to be true? Not at all! Sign up for a Lowe’s account and get 10% off the day you sign up, and 5% off everyday after that. For more information, contact Ed at 1st Quarter 2014

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Classifieds For Sale cont. Thule 9003 Raceway Platform 2 Bike Carrier-$200 Super stable 2-bike platform and frame clamp for ultimate bike security and telescopic aluminum wheel trays for custom fit to bike SureTight ratcheting cable system provides superior mounting force vs. traditional nylon straps, plus no loose straps to manage Quick release bike arm assembly allows them to be lowered when not in use Independent, anti-sway bike cradles for maximum bike stability Integrated cable system lock secures carrier to vehicle while bike arm locks secure bikes to carrier NEW: $349.99 I’m asking: $200 SAVE: $149.99! Call Jim at (319) 360-7257

Services Offered On-line tutoring services available (student must be able to sit for an hour utilizing Skype.) I have two master's degrees and have the ability to simplify complex concepts. I can help you with math (up to college algebra), grammar/writing, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. Feel free to text me at 352-552-1356. I work full-time and am a part-time student so my time is limited. $20/hour. Retired, professional Stoneybrook Hills resident. Responsible and reliable. Available for pet sitting, dog walking, watering plants, collecting mail, etc... Call Mike at (407) 342-9342 Branam Services-Did you forget something today? Michele Branam, Personal Assistant: taxes, accounting, cleaning, errands, etc... (407) 233-6194 or

M & M Cleaning Services Local, family owned and operated, friendly, reliable, and reasonable! Call (407) 233-6194 to schedule your FREE estimate!

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Pixie Dust Designs Whether it’s a special occasion or just playing dress up, let Pixie Dust Designs adorn your Princess with our custom tutus and hair accessories. From single color to multicolored tutus of any length and embellishments to hair bows and headbands of a multitude of designs and colors, we can provide exactly what your Princess desires. For more information contact Angie at 340-690-4784 cell or at or check out our Facebook page:

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For information about advertising , please Contact Miranda at mlee@accessyourcommunity. com or (352) 385-9189

Stoneybrook Hills Community Information Channel Watch for information regarding upcoming meetings/events, trash days, water restrictions, HOA dues , and much more!

Tune in now Channel 732!

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1. Gather your records Round up any documents you’ll need when filing your taxes: receipts, canceled checks and other documents that support income or deductions you’re claiming on your return. 2. Be on the lookout W-2s and 1099s will be coming soon; you’ll need these to file your tax return. 3. Have a question? Use the Interactive Tax Assistant available on the IRS website to find answers to your tax questions about credits, deductions, general filing questions and more. 4. Use Free File Let Free File do the hard work for you with brand-name tax software or online fillable forms. It's available exclusively at Everyone can find an option to prepare their tax return and e-file it for free. If you made $57,000 or less, you qualify to use free tax software offered through a private-public partnership with manufacturers. If you made more or are comfortable preparing your own tax return, there's Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic versions of IRS paper forms. Visit to review your options. 5. Try IRS e-file IRS e-file is the safe, easy and most common way to file a tax return. Last year, 79 percent of taxpayers - 106 million people - used IRS e-file. Many tax preparers are now required to use e-file. If you owe taxes, you have payment options to file immediately and pay by the tax deadline. Best of all, the IRS issues refunds to 98 percent of electronic filers by direct deposit within 14 days, if there are no problems, and some may be issued in as few as 10 days. 6. Consider other filing options There are many options for filing your tax return. You can prepare it yourself or go to a tax preparer. You may be eligible for free face-to-face help at a volunteer site. Give yourself time to weigh all the options and find the one that best suits your needs. 7. Consider direct deposit If you elect to have your refund directly deposited into your bank account, you’ll receive it faster than a paper check in the mail. 8. Visit the official IRS website often The IRS website at is a great place to find everything you need to file your tax return: forms, publications, tips, answers to frequently asked questions and updates on tax law changes. 9. Remember this number: 17 Check out IRS Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, on the IRS website. It’s a comprehensive resource for taxpayers, highlighting everything you’ll need to know when filing your return. 10. Review! Review! Review! Don’t rush. We all make mistakes when we rush. Mistakes slow down the processing of your return. Be sure to double check all the Social Security numbers and math calculations on your return as these are the most common errors. Don’t panic! If you run into a problem, remember the IRS is here to help. Start with

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