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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: stBinfo@accessyourcommunity.com Pool Hours: Dawn – Dusk, 7 days a week Fitness Center Hours: 5 AM – 10 PM, 7 days a week Page 2
MEETINGS Board of Directors Members Joe Fulghum Carlos de la Ossa Don Lunko
Budget MeetingTuesday, October 29th at 6:30pm Fourth Quarter/Annual Meetingâ€” Tuesday, November 19 @ 6pm
(Resident Advisory Council)
(Architectural Control Committee)
The first Monday of each month at 6:30pm
Sherry Malino Gary Grimm Frank Filippelli
*unless the first Monday falls on a Holiday, in which case the meeting will be postponed to the 2nd Monday of the month.
David Hales Stan Boyd Meetings The third Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm
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Crime Proofing Your Home There are many simple ways to make your home a secure one. By following these simple steps, you can target harden your home. Make doors unbreakable: Install deadbolt locks Use sturdy hinges Use strike plates Secure Sliding Doors: Install locks to prevent sliding or lifting Place strong piece of wood in the track on the inside of the door Prevent Window Entry: Use window key locks Drill holes downward where inside and outside sashes meet. Insert nails or bolts. Consider grates for basement and first floor windows (check local fire codes first) Consider buying an alarm system from a reputable dealer: Also consider buying home security cameras Do your research before you make a purchase Safeguard Valuables: Engrave TV’s and other valuables with your driver’s license number Rent a safe-deposit box for small valuables Crime-proof outside areas: Keep yard, porch, and entrances well lit Consider motion-detecting lighting Store tools and toys inside when not in use Never hide keys outside of your home Keep bushes trimmed Have Peace of Mind While You’re Away: Inform a trusted neighbor or relatives of travel plans Do not share travel plans with strangers Leave shades in their normal positions Put two or more lights on a timer Page 4
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For those of you who have a hard time putting a face with a name, my name is Miranda Lee and I have been a part of Stoneybrook Hills since 2010. I take a lot of pride in creating events that you and your family will love. I’m a people pleaser by nature, so you should never hesitate to share your thoughts with me. I hold a monthly Lifestyle Planners meeting, where everyone is welcome to come up the Clubhouse and sit with me while I go over upcoming events, and even share my thoughts on events that I might be interested in planning. If you cannot attend our meetings, you can still have a say! Feel free to call or email me at the office anytime to share your thoughts! On that note, I’d like to share some new events that we’ve got coming up! In October, we will be starting a monthly BYOB Cocktail Hour and a monthly Board Game & Card Night. At the BYOB Cocktail Hour, all adults will be invited to bring up their favorite drinks to share and socialize with their neighbors! For our Board Game & Card Night, all of our residents will be invited to come play games with their neighbors! We have a
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wide variety of games such as: Scrabble, Monopoly, The Game of Life, Battle of the Sexes, Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, Yahtzee, Bunco, plus many decks of playing cards for card games! If there’s a specific game that you want to play and we don't’ have it, feel free to let Miranda know, or you can bring it up yourself! We will also have our first: Water Quality Seminar (hosted by the RAC), an Adult Halloween Party (that will have a costume contest, of course), and an International Potluck Dinner. I, personally, am super excited for our International Potluck Dinner! It will give all of our residents the opportunity to share a piece of their heritage, or maybe just their favorite dish, with their neighbors! I can’t wait to see what everyone dresses up as for Halloween! Last year, I was a Pirate! You know, you’re never too old to dress up for Halloween! I hope everyone has a SPOOKtacular Halloween, a Thankful Thanksgiving, and a Very Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!
Miranda Lee Your Event/ Activity Director
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While our current financial situation is good, the primary focus of the Finance Committee (FC) this last few months has been on reducing expenses and improving service. As of July 31 our current financials show YTD Income at $743,209.30 which is over budget by $48,209.30, partly due to the developer selling homes much quicker than anticipated. While expenses are over budget by $8,509 for the year, our bank account for operations has a balance of $297,973.12. Working with management, the FC created a Request for Proposal (RFP) for landscaping services and held pre-bid meetings for six contractors. After reviewing the six quotes, a recommendation was made to the Board of Directors (BOD) which, when approved, will save the community money and the level of service is expected to improve. Another RFP was created for the gate attendant services which the BOD has given their approval to proceed. The FC hopes to make a recommendation to the BOD by the end of the month. The FC along with management have been monitoring the irrigation rust control services and when the contractor wasnâ€™t providing the level of service expected, payment was withheld and the contract has been terminated. Instead of leasing the equipment, the FC and management are researching the costs for new equipment as well as chemical prices and the landscape contractor has agreed to assist with these services which will greatly reduce our monthly output of $595. After the initial cost of the equipment, our monthly cost will be for the chemicals and a minimal fee to the landscape contractor. Another one of our large expenses was for the phones in the clubhouse and gate house. Access Management is in the process of changing over their phone system which will allow us to take advantage of their pricing and we will be able to greatly reduce our monthly costs for phone services. Several homeowners have taken the opportunity to save money by taking advantage of the special pricing the FC negotiated with Lake Jem Sod Farm for sod replacement. The HOA was able to save over $1200 for sod replacement for two of the HOA titled homes, one currently being rented and the other ready to be rented. We still continue to be aggressive in our collection efforts and as of July 31 have collected $134,430 in past due assessments and after attorney fees, the community received $72,687. We currently have at least thirty-five homeowners who are one year or more past due in assessments with ten homeowners owing more than $10,000. Unfortunately, we have more than one hundred twenty-five additional homeowners who are more than thirty days past due in assessments or fees. In addition to the ten-day courtesy letter notifying homeowners they are past due, management will be making phone calls to homeowners who are thirty days past due in an effort to work out payment plans to prevent attorney action. After the forty-five day letter is sent to the homeowner, if no response is received, it is turned over to the attorneys for legal action and a lien is placed on the home. Once it is turned over to the attorneys, legal fees start accumulating. We encourage any homeowner with past due assessments or fees to contact management to discuss payment options or possible payment plans, thereby eliminating additional fees or service disconnections. In our efforts to collect past due assessments, the HOA has foreclosed and taken title to eight homes. The bank foreclosed on one of the homes and the HOA received payment. Two of the homes are currently being rented. Two homes, in their current state, are unrentable and the HOA would not be able to recover any monies to make it rentable in a timely manner. One home
is currently ready to be rented. One home is being evaluated for costs to make repairs to make rentable, and the last home will be assessed after the homeowner moves out. The FC and management are currently working on the 2014 Budget and continue to strive to keep our assessments at a reasonable level. Our budget is based on every homeowner paying their assessments and using past history and actual expenses. Once we budget the anticipated expenses for a year, we subtract miscellaneous income that will be received (rental income, capital contributions, interest, administrative fees) and subtract the developerâ€™s funding. The remainder must be paid with homeowner assessments. The FC is also reviewing all reserve accounts to make sure we are properly funded. Quotes are currently being solicited for certain services in order to make sure we have current pricing and a proposal for additional funding of some of the reserve accounts will be provided to the BOD for review before presenting to the community. Current financials are being posted to the community web site and are posted by the 20th of the following month. We will continue with our aggressive approach of collecting unpaid assessments as well as looking for ways to reduce our expenses in order to make this a financially strong HOA. If you have any comments / suggestions / questions, please feel free to contact a committee member or send your comments through management.
SBH Finance Committee co-chair
4th Quarter HOA assessments are due on October 1st,2013. HOA Assessments for 2013 are $394 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.
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Website Resident Directory 1. Go to www.stoneybrookhills.org 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”
IMPROVE THE WATER QUALITY IN YOUR HOME By: Gary Grimm Resident Advisory Council Member An educational seminar, available to all residents, will be held in the Stoneybrook Hills Clubhouse, sponsored by your Resident Advisory Committee (RAC) on Thursday, October 17 from 7-9PM. Since everyone is becoming more and more aware of the Water Quality of water for drinking, bathing, etc., this is an opportunity to learn more about how to approach providing cleaner and safer water in our homes. Last year about 25% of new owners have installed home filtration systems indicating a great interest in this aspect of their home environments. This informational meeting will include a rep. from Mt Dora’s Public Works Dept. to explain the ‘How's’ and ‘Whys’ our city water is aerated , filtered and treated and a member of the Florida Rural Water Assoc. who will ID what some of the contaminates are that we should be aware of so we can select a home filtration system that will best suit our individual needs by lowering their impact or risk. In addition, several manufacture reps and dealers who have previously provided services to SBH residents will make short presentations on the features and benefits of their products including their latest and greatest technologies. This will be followed by an open forum to ask questions. After the seminar residents will be able to meet directly with the panel participants or make appointments to get additional product information. Note: The RAC regrets that there are too many manufacture reps and dealers in our area to include all of them in this short seminar and make no endorsements of the participant’s products or services. We encourage all to do their own due diligence by investigating all available alternatives so they can best meet their own individual needs prior to making decisions on any future purchases.
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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 Loweâ€™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: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants
The Association will also be hiring a full time Maintenance Technician. The goal we are trying to obtain is to bring down the costs of maintenance while expanding our onsite capabilities. I would like to thank all the new faces we have been seeing at our Lifestyle Events, as well as I wish all the children and families a wonderful 2013-2014 school year and hope all the various HOA meetings. If you are interested in seeing any particular activities in the calendar have transitioned well from the summer please attend the monthly Lifestyle Planners months to the hustle and bustle of the holimeeting with Miranda. Along with the Stonday seasons. eybrook Hills Activities, don’t forget to participate in events happening in Mount Dora including As I mentioned in last quarter’s newsletter we are going through a lot of changes here at Ston- Booktoberfest, and the Food Truck Bizarre. At eybrook Hills. August and September were very the 3rd Quarter Stoneybrook Hills Board meeting busy months for the HOA Staff and Committees. the Board of Directors made a motion to separate the Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for I would like to thank the Finance Committee, Resident Advisory Council and Architectural Con- November 19th, 2013, and the Budget Meeting. The Budget Meeting is now scheduled for Octotrol Committee for all their hard work and dedication to Stoneybrook Hills. Please don’t forget ber 29th at 6:30p.m. in the Clubhouse. to visit each Committee’s Section of the Newslet- Lastly, I would like to encourage all of our resiter for updates. dents to be a voice in Stoneybrook Hills’ HOA. I am excited to advise the homeowners of some Homeowner participation with Management and of the significant changes coming up. The Board the Board will build only a stronger community. I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween, as of Directors has made a decision regarding the Landscaping Contract for Stoneybrook Hills. At well as a Happy Holiday Season! the recommendation of the Management ComWarmest Regards, pany and Finance Committee, RLC Landscaping will be taking over the common areas of our Michelle Barr , LCAM community October 18th. The crew that services Property Manager the Mount Dora Country Club will then be on site, so please don’t forget to welcome them with a smile.
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October Events & Activities Stretching & Balance Classes Every Tuesday 10:3011:30am, in the Ballroom This class is perfect for our older residents, as well as for anyone who may have health problems that would restrict them from strenuous exercise. This class costs $20 per month.
Resident Advisory Council (RAC) Meeting October 7th at 6:30pm Stay up-to-date on what’s going on in your community by attending the monthly RAC meetings!
BINGO October 14th at 6:45pm Come play BINGO with your neighbors for an evening of fun! The treasure chest if full of fun prizes!
Architectural Control Committee (ACC) Meeting October 16th at 6:30pm Water Quality Seminar October 17th at 7pm
Board Game & Card Night Wallace Fitness Classes Every Wednesday 7-8pm, in October 10th at 6:45pm *see article on the Ballroom All of our residents are invited to page 9* Wallace Fitness is back and in full come play games with their Movie Nightswing! This class is great for get- neighbors! We have a wide variHalloween ting in shape and toning up. It is ety of games plus many decks of (John Carpena more rigorous class, but the in- playing cards for card games! If there’s a specific game that you ter’s original structors are wonderful and will want to play, feel free to let Miwork with you, at your needed 1978 version), randa know, or you can bring it pace. This class costs $20 per rated R up yourself! month. October 18th at Wii Bowling BYOB Cocktail Hour 7:30pm October 11th at 7pm October 4th at 7pm A psychotic murGrab a bottle of your favorite drink and come socialize at the Clubhouse!
Fall Garage Sale October 5th 9am-1pm Don’t miss your chance to participate in the SBH Fall Garage Sale! Sign up at the office no later than October 3rd! A Goodwill truck will also be coming through the community after the garage sale to pick up anything leftover that you might want to donate! Page 12
Grab the Family for a night of family fun! Wii bowling is the way to go! It’s free, and you can wear your own shoes!
derer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
International Potluck Dinner October 12th from 6-8pm 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 one (1) dish per household which must be able to feed 78 people. Beverages will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, October 11th.
Lifestyle Planners October 19th at 10:30am 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! Stoneybrook Hills
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Creepy Craft October 20th at 1pm It’s craft time at the SBH Clubhouse! We have multiple Hal- Kids Halloween Spookloween themed crafts to chose tacular from, for children AND adults!
October 25th from 6-8pm Costume contest, games, and CANDY!
Wine & Wire Jewelry Party October 20th at 2:30pm
Movie NightThe Nightmare Before Christmas, rated PG October 27th at 7:30pm Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.
Things To Know With Michelle October 28th at 10:30am Come sit with the property manager, Michelle Barr, and discuss your concerns, thoughts, and suggestions!
Brighthouse Network Digital Adapter Event Ladies, this is your chance to combine three of your favorite Board of things: Wine, Jewelry, and Shop- October 26th from 10am4pm Directors 2014 ping! Get Your 2 FREE Digital Adapters! Budget Meeting Stop by the Clubhouse, where the Bright House Team will be there to help you with any ques- October 29th at 6;30pm tions you may have.
Senior Lunch September 21st at 1pm Come join us for lunch! RSVP required!
Adult Halloween Party October 24th at 8pm Costume contest, music, dancing, karaoke. Need I say more? RSVP required! 4th Quarter 2013
Enjoy more channels, even HD! Bright House Networks is moving Halloween Trick-or-Treat towards ahigher quality, digital October only experience in order 31st from 6to provide our friends with a bet8pm ter way to watch their favorite shows. All you need is a Digital The SBH sugAdapter. It’s compact and plugs gested trick directly into your TV that is curor treat hours rently receiving Standard Seron Halloween vice. With the Digital Adapter, (October you’ll enjoy: 31st) are from 6PM-8PM. • More channels in your line-up, DRIVE CARElike Fox Sports, Bright House FULLY; there Sports Network, Travel Channel will be more pedestrians than and Telemundo. usual this evening! • The ability to watch dozens of HD channels that previously weren’t accessible, like ESPN, CNN, Discovery Channel and A&E. • Crisp digital picture and sound on every TV accessible with our Standard or Basic TV Service. Page 13
November Events & Activities Wii Bowling November 1st at 7pm Grab the Family for a night of family fun! Wii bowling is the way to go! It’s free, and you can wear your own shoes!
SBH 5th Annual Softball Game November 2nd at 10am SBH Residents VS Access Residential Management & Lennar. We will be providing grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and beverages for lunch. Feel free to bring children, family, or friends. We will also have commemorative t-shirts (that will be a different color for each team) for you to wear for the game and take home after! Please RSVP with the office if you plan on PARTICIPATING IN THE GAME ITSELF. We need to collect t-shirt sizes so that we can order the t-shirts.
Resident Advisory Council (RAC) Meeting November 4th at 6:30pm Stay up-to-date on what’s going on in your community by attending the monthly RAC meetings! Page 14
Movie NightThe Great Gatsby November 8th at 7:30pm An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
Senior Lunch November 11th at 1pm
Board Game & Card Night November 14th at 6:45pm All of our residents are invited to come play games with their neighbors! We have a wide variety of games plus many decks of playing cards for card games! If there’s a specific game that you want to play, feel free to let Miranda know, or you can bring it up yourself!
BYOB Cocktail Hour November 15th at 7pm Grab a bottle of your favorite drink and come socialize at the Clubhouse!
Come join us for lunch! RSVP required!
Bingo November 11th at 6:45pm Come play BINGO with your neighbors for an evening of fun! The treasure chest if full of fun prizes!
SBH Carnival November 16th at 1pm The SBH Carnival is in town! There will be face painting, games, and pony rides! Snacks & refreshments will be provided *while supplies last. You won't want to miss this day of fun! Stoneybrook Hills
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home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As Blood Drive our heroes are propelled into an chess game of life and November 17th from 11am- epic death, love will be challenged, 3pm friendships will be torn apart, Stop by the LENNAR Sales Office and sacrifices must be made for (across from the Publix entrance the only family Kirk has left: his crew. on Stoneybrook Hills Parkway) and help save lives! *Valid phoLifestyle to ID required*
Annual Board of Directors Meeting November 19th at 6pm Architectural Control Committee (ACC) Meeting November 20th at 6:30pm Movie NightStar Trek: Into Darkness, rated PG-13 November 22nd at 7:30pm
Planners November 23rd at 10:30am
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!
Thankful Thanksgiving Craft November 24th at 1pm
Itâ€™s craft time at When the crew the SBH Clubof the Enterprise house! We have multiple Thanksgiving themed crafts to chose is called back
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from, for children AND adults!
Thanksgiving November 28th
The Stoneybrook Hills HOA Office & Clubhouse will be closed on Thursday, November 28th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Kids Matinee Movie-Epic November 29th at 3pm Young Mary Katherine (M.K.) returns to her eccentric scientist father's home, but his allconsuming quest to discover a tiny civilization in the neighboring forest drives them apart. However, M.K. soon finds herself shrunken down by Queen Tara of that forest who was mortally wounded by the putrefying Boggans, and charged to deliver a pod bearing the new Queen to safety. Together with a veteran Leafman warrior, two goofy mollusks and a young maverick, M.K. agrees to help. As the villainous Boggan leader, Mandrake closes in, M.K. and her new friends must draw on the best of themselves together and discover what they have to save their world.
December Events & Activities
Resident Advisory Council (RAC) Meeting December 2nd at 6:30pm Stay up-to-date on what’s going on in your community by attending the monthly RAC meetings!
Cornhole December 5th at 7pm Come enjoy a fun night of bean bag toss! Rules are simple and easy to learn! Plus, the winning team will receive a prize!
SBH Holiday Celebration December 15th at 6pm Bring your little ones to the Clubhouse to Board Game & Card Night see SANTA! Kids can have their December 12th at 6:45pm picture taken All of our residents are invited to with Santa, come play games with their we’ll have crafts, and an Elf doneighbors! We have a wide vari- ing balloons! RSVP required! ety of games plus many decks Architectural Control Comof playing cards for card mittee (ACC) Meeting games! If there’s a specific game that you want to play, feel free to let Miranda know, or December 18th at 6:30pm you can bring it up yourself! Movie Night-
Movie NightNational Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, rated PG-13 December 13th at 7:30pm
Elf, rated PG December 20th at 7:30pm
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his unWii Bowling gainly size, a man raised as December 6th at 7pm It's Christmas an elf at the time and the Grab the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in Griswolds are preparing for a Family for a seasonal celebration, but search of his true identity. night of fami- family things never run smoothly for ly fun! Wii Clark, his wife Ellen and their two bowling is the kids. Clark's continual bad luck is way to go! worsened by his obnoxious famiIt’s free, and ly guests, but he manages to you can keep going knowing that his wear your Christmas bonus is due soon. own shoes!
Bingo December 9th at 6:45pm Come play BINGO with your neighbors for an evening of fun! The treasure chest if full of fun prizes!
Adult Holiday Potluck Brunch December 14th at 11am
Holiday Craft December 21st & 23rd at 1pm
Calling all Holiday recipes! Bring up your favorite Holiday dish to share with your neighbors. Beverages will be provided.
’s craft time at the SBH Clubhouse! We have multiple Halloween themed crafts to chose from, for children AND adults! Stoneybrook Hills
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Movie NightHow The Grinch Stole Christmas, rated PG December 22nd at 7:30pm Based on the book by the famous Dr. Seuss. Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch.
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Christmas December 25th The Stoneybrook Hills HOA Office & Clubhouse will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday. We apologize for the inconvenience.
New Years January 1st, 2014 The Stoneybrook Hills HOA Office & Clubhouse will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th in observance of the New Years Holiday. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Resident Advisory Council By: Bud Cunnally Resident Advisory Council Chair
he Resident Advisory Committee members and your neighbors are John "Bud" Cunnally Chair, Frank Fillippelli Vice Chair, Sherron Malino Secretary, and Garry 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 residents have offered concerns about issues that should be addressed by the Management and the BOD. Some discussions that took place over this last quarter are: Paving of void areas on our roads was placed on the BOD meeting for Jul and was reported out favorably. Michelle is gathering bids to fix the problems. Tremayne Sidewalk/irrigation issues are being fixed and proposals are pending with the BOD. Shrubbery needs to be planted around the water check valve in Oakridge. Michelle to get proposals and send to the BOD. Resident Directory request and the Sexual offender web page information are placed in this newsletter. On a suggestion of a homeowner, the percentage of Rental verses Homeowners was discussed. Bud brought forth a paper by Glaser Law Firm that stated that it was not a good idea as it brings into focus the Fee Simple rights of homeowners to unencumbered legal use of their property. It could lead to unnecessary lawsuits against the association. A survey of area HOA's has shown only one HOA in Lake
County has a 10% rental restriction and it has never been challenged, as they have not reached that plateau. The RAC is investigating the feasibility of placing an electronic announcement sign at the entrance. This will be discussed at the October meeting. A water quality seminar is scheduled for 17 October 2013, 7-9 pm in the Clubhouse. It will feature a representative from Mt. Dora Water department and several water filtration vendors, which will explain what their various systems will do for the community's healthful potable water. The RAC will be sponsoring an Insurance Seminar in November. The details will be completed by at the October Meeting and disseminated to the community. Tailgating at the main entrance has become a concern the RAC is investigating a possible change in gate security equipment. This will be discussed at the October Meeting. The RAC also presented a comprehensive report to the HOA BOD in July and in Sept as to the workings of the Council. It was received with much appreciation from the BOD. 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. "Neighbors serving Neighbors". Join us on the first Monday of every month. Remember the "squeaky wheel gets oiled".
The Resident Advisory Council strongly suggests that every resident go to www.floridaoffenderalert.com 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.
The Holidays are quickly sneaking up on us. Soon, youâ€™ll be preparing to put up decorations for Halloween, and Christmas. So, DONâ€™T FORGET, Stoneybrook Hills has an annual Halloween Home Decorating Contest and an annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest. The winners will receive a prize, and a picture of their decorated home will be featured in the newsletter and via email. See below for decoration categories! Halloween Home Decorating Contest: -Scariest -Best Decorated for Nighttime Holiday Home Decorating Contest: -Most Festive -Best Decorated for Nighttime
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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: http://www.progress-energy.com/ custservice/flares/electric/ index.asp and click on "request street light/area light repair".
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.
REMIN To insure everyoneâ€™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.
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 stoneybrookhills.org. 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 Countyâ€™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 donâ€™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 Countyâ€™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. 4th Quarter 2013
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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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: http://enlightenbiblestudy.com/ 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 4th Quarter 2013
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.
2 piece couch and loveseat set-$700 for the set. Extra cushions & legs, real leather. Contact (352) 385-9189 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested!
-May & Hal
Entertainment center-$700 (TV NOT INCLUDED) Contact (352) 385-9189 or email@example.com if you’re interested! 5 piece bedroom set-$400 headboard with 2 bedside tables, tall dresser, long dresser, and mirror (BED NOT INCLUDED) Contact (352) 385-9189 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested!
2 piece couch & loveseat set-$500 Contact (352) 385-9189 or email@example.com if you’re interested!
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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 Iâ€™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 firstname.lastname@example.org
M & M Cleaning Services Local, family owned and operated, friendly, reliable, and reasonable! Call (407) 233-6194 to schedule your FREE estimate!
Pixie Dust Designs Whether itâ€™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 email@example.com or check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pixie-DustDesigns/315764045140757
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For information about advertising , please contact Miranda at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 385-9189
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