Villagewalk wire NOVEMBER 2013
S T N E CONT h Valerie it w t n e m o 4 AM with Kim s r e t t a M A 6 HO iving Tips 7 Thanksg scape in a M m o r F 11 Update
Town Center 8524 Insular Lane Orlando, FL 32827 www.villagewalkatlakenona.com Phone: (407) 888-2704 Fax: (407) 888-2948 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Town Center Hours Monday - Saturday 9am - 9pm Sunday 12pm - 6pm
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Gatehouse (407) 816-0010 Meet The Staff Kim Morton
Events f o r a d n le a 14 C e Report c n a n e t in a 17 Joe’s M eminders R t n a t r o p m 18 I Gatehouse e Th m o r F age 22 A Mess
Valerie Velazquez Lifestyle Director
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A Moment with Can you belive it’s November already?! I’d like to thank everyone who helped with our Halloween celebrations last month. The Adult Halloween Spooktacular was such a blast and the Halloween Decorating Committee did a PHENOMENAL job transforming our modest ballroom into a venue fit for entire cast of Hotel Transylvania! A special thank you to Chuck and Laurie Holmes for their efforts in coordinating such a fun-filled VillageWalk tradition. I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone’s trunks and spooky displays turn out at the First Annual Trunk or Treat event on Halloween Night. With the Holidays well on their way, November and December will be fairly mild months in regards to upcoming events...but fun nonetheless! Take a moment to check out the calendar to see what’s coming up this month. Remember, if you would like to 4
see a group or committee formed in your community, don’t hesitate to contact me and find out how you can go about doing that. That’s all I have for this month but I’d like to take a moment and wish everyone a very happy, blessed, and safe Thanksgiving holiday! This time of year only comes around once, so enjoy it! :)
Until next month!
Valerie Velazquez Your Lifestyle Director
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HOA MATTERS Hi Everyone!
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October has been my favorite month so far working with you all here at VillageWalk at Lake Nona. I am really looking forward to November. Iâ€™m so thankful to be involved with such a wonderful community with such an amazing spirit! Whether volunteering for the children at Nemours Hospital, helping to find a lost loved one of a neighbor, raising awareness for cancer and other causes, giving blood to save lives or simply donating shoes to end thirst in third world countries, it really blesses me to see our community come together with their hearts united. VillageWalk is truly an amazing community of people, not just a neighborhood! I want to thank everyone who was able to attend Octoberâ€™s HOA Matters workshop and roundtable about collections. My team and I learned a lot from Karen Wonsetler, our attorney, and I hope you all did as well. She is a great resource to us and we value all that she offers us as a team. I look forward to many more workshops and will do my best to continue to bring valuable topics and resources to the table for the HOA moving forward. This month we will be completing our annual mulch refreshment. We will also be scheduling our annual meeting and budget meeting. The date will be 6
announced very soon. We are working on setting the date. Keep your eyes open as we will be mailing out the notices and agendas. I will also send out an email as well. I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday!
At your service,
Your Town Manager
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~W.J. Cameron
Tortilla Turkey Soup Ingredients: 10 (6-inch) fajita-size corn tortillas, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips Vegetable cooking spray 1 small onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 (32-oz.) container chicken broth` 1 (10-oz.) can medium enchilada sauce 2 cups chopped cooked turkey 1 teaspoon ground cumin Toppings: chopped avocado, shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped tomatoes Preparation: 1. 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Farenheit. Place half of tortilla strips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Coat strips with cooking spray; bake 10 minutes or until browned and crisp, stirring once. 2. 2. SautĂŠ onion and next 2 ingredients in hot olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until browned. 3. 3. Add chicken broth and remaining unbaked tortilla strips to onion mixture. Cook broth mixture over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until tortilla strips soften and broth mixture thickens slightly. 4. 4. Stir in enchilada sauce and next 2 ingredients, and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated. (Do not boil.) Serve with baked tortilla strips and desired toppings.
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e v a H u o Y s t n e l a T Make Use Of The A water bearer in India had two large pots hung on each end of a pole that he carried across his neck to the stream every day for water. One of the pots has a crack in it. The other pot always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream, but the cracked pot always leaked, arriving at the house only half full. Ashamed of its imperfection, the pot with the crack spoke to the water bearer one day. “I want to apologize to you.” “Why?” Asked the bearer. “I can deliver only half my load because of this crack in my side. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don’t get full value from your efforts.” The water bearer said, “As we return from the stream today, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path.” After leaving the stream that day, the pot with the crack took notice of the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and this cheered it some. But at the end of the trail, it still had leaked out half its load, and once again felt itself a failure. The bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side? I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day as we walk back from the stream you water them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my table. Without you being just the way you are, I would not have this beauty to grace my house.” The Lesson: Each of us has our own unique flaw. We’re all pots with cracks. But when we learn how to accept who we are and harness the talents we already possess, nothing goes to waste. 9
Dressed In Hope Partic ipates In Another UCF Even t October was a great month for Dressed in Hope. For the second consecutive year, our charity for impoverished girls around the world, was invited and participated in the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) annual Knights Give Back event. Twenty-seven students and ten of DIH’s sewers joined forces to cut-out dresses, sew, complete and stuff dolls, make templates, and fashion necklaces. Weeks of preparation by our dedicated volunteers culminated in a fun-filled, exciting hubbub of activity on the day of the program. Led by VolunteerUCF’s director, Shelby Olson, and Todd Currie, Knights Give Back is a campus-wide service day during which the students participate in a variety of programs to help non-profit organizations in their work for the community and world. The day began with music, dancing and breakfast in the UCF gymnasium (only college kids could put those activities together at 7am!), followed by photos with the school’s mascot and lots of fun. Then it was off to work. Having arrived at 6:00am, we were prepared and raring to go for the enthusiastic welcome we received at our venue. Student coordinators Caitlyn Zona and Vu Tran kept the students on task, and within just a few minutes the sewing machine was whirring, the scissors were cutting out dress patterns, and dolls and necklaces were coming to life. The hours just flew by and it seemed much too soon when finally it was time for us to pack up our wares, close up shop, turn off the lights, and revel in the sweet memories of the 2013 Knights Give Back event. The help that these dedicated students provided to us will assist Dressed In Hope operating more smoothly until next year when once again UCF comes through to help children around the world. Thanks Knights! You are an awesome university, and Dressed In Hope is so very proud to partner with your organization.
ur summer is finally coming to an end. As I am writing this today our high was only 75*. This is a time when plants and maintenance staff get a little rejuvenated, so to speak. Gone for 2013 are the days of 90+ temperatures and 70% humidity. Even though most of all our plant material is semi-tropical it too needs a rest from the intense heat. Growth slows down and water stress takes less of a toll on plant health. You might ask why water stress is an issue when VillageWalk is blessed with a very sophisticated irrigation system. Well, as with any urban environment where we have non-native plants and turf it all has to be supported in some way with supplemental irrigation when we have periods of no rain and with so many species present we set the system for the majority of the plants requirements. This leaves some plants that struggle when the environment is intense. For example, Azaleas and Ixoras are a few of the plants that struggle. They will enjoy the respite that we now have with milder days on the horizon. ainscape has just completed a fall fertilization and broadleaf weed control to help prepare the turf for the season. If not already, you will see a good color and vigor response as a result. Our winter annuals and persistent perennial weeds, such as Dollarweed, also love the cooler weather and we will be doing our best to keep them minimized. all mulching of the landscape beds is around the corner and should not only freshen up the look of the community, but it will provide an effective barrier for bed weeds. Bed weeds are a consistent problem in the summer as the mulch barrier gets broken down allowing germination. We will do our best to have all bed weeds minimized prior to the mulching. ast, but certainly not least, we have appreciated your patience in helping us get through another summer! If you have any questions on your landscape or the care it receives do not hesitate to call us at 800-481-0096.
appy Fall Everyone! On to my favorite time of year – when I can leave the frigid fluorescent lit office scene and go out and enjoy the community! We hope to see everyone taking advantage of the beautiful weather, as we will be making more rounds around the community in hopes of keeping this community as beautiful as it is! Speaking of keeping this community beautiful, what also allows us to keep VillageWalk in pristine shape is...Drum roll... Assessments! Yes, receiving your HOA dues in a timely manner does help tremendously in allowing us to maintain our beautiful community. I recently have been receiving a lot of the same questions in regards to monthly dues and hope to address some of them in this article so everyone has a clearer understanding. Please keep in mind that HOA assessments are due on the first of each month. Although there is a grace period of 30 days, we highly encourage residents to pay on time (i.e. by the first day of the month). Any payment received after the 30th of the month will incur a $10.00 late fee, as well as an 18% interest charge. Recently closed on a home? Please keep an eye on your mail for your welcome packet and coupon booklet. This packet contains your account number as well as your monthly assessment amount listed on each coupon to make sending in payments fast and easy! Your HOA assessments are subject to change every year, so please keep your eye in the mail for our Yearly Budget Meeting Announcement being mailed out soon which will advise you of the date set for the 2014 Budget Meeting.
As a friendly reminder, below are the 2013 Monthly Rates depending on type of home: Cayman: $301.13 Capri/Carrington: $312.97 Cyprus/Levanto/Oakmont/Palermo/Pinehurst/Pompei/Putnam/Savona/Sorrento/Verona: $318.60 Adalina/Cambridge/Carlyle/Monterosso/Princetown/Providence/Siena/Vernazza : $335.63 You have three options to pay assessments in a timely manner: 1. Automatic Withdrawal – Which can be set up right in the Town Center! I personally prefer this method seeing as it is worry-free and you can cancel whenever you’d like! *Assessments are withdrawn the 5th business day of each month. 2. Sending in a Check/Money Order – This is the second most popular method , if you choose this method please remember to note your account number as well as your address on your payment to assure prompt and correct payment posting. If unsure where to send checks – please contact the Town Center HOA Office. 3. Paying on your website – This is a convenient way of paying online, however please keep in mind that there is a small service charge. This method is the quick way to have a payment post before the 30th to assure there are no late fees. Thank you for taking the time to read this article – I know collections may not be fun, but I think we can all agree that it is one of the most important topics for this community. Season’s Greetings and Hope to see you around the Community!
Design Tips from Your Resident Interior Designer Carol Fisher ome
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here’s a rush that comes with buying a new home that’s not unlike first love: the thrill of possibility, the excitement of finding everything you always wanted. There’s also the moment that sometimes follows, when you realize your new love is not everything you had envisioned. When the suitcases are unpacked and furniture unloaded; the realization hits: This home looks nothing like the gorgeous model we fell in love with. Clutter can be the culprit. Real homes have kitchen counters covered by junk mail and third-grade homework assignments, dog toys on the family room carpet and yesterday’s dishes in the kitchen sink. Models have plush pillows intricately arranged on the couch and vases of fresh-cut flowers. A lot of homeowners don’t take the time to consider all the stuff they have lying around. Homeowners should ask themselves, do I love it or is it just taking up space? People often start out their decorating with a monster piece of furniture that they’ve inherited and they don’t want to tell their parents or grandparents that they just can’t use it. Another common mistake is assuming the furniture from your old place will fit effortlessly into your new scheme. Moving is a great time to get rid of pieces you no longer need while identifying new ones to enhance your space. There are several things you need to get right in order to achieve harmony in a space. Scale, size and proportion to the room and other pieces in the room have to be right. Also rooms that are too full or too empty, just look wrong. Color is another element that well-decorated models employ wisely. A model home may have up to 25 different paint colors while new homes are typically delivered with one shade of off white for everything. Thoughtful-yet-fearless use of color can add a richness that makes a home feel warm and inviting. In addition to color, model home designers are experts at mixing patterns and texture. More often the furniture in model homes tends to be high-end with custom finishes and custom window treatments. Another difference between your new home and the builder’s model is that models tend to include all the bells and whistles offered. The home you bought is likely to be a scaled-back version, since few buyers opt to purchase every upgrade. Great design doesn’t happen overnight. Having the energy and budget to create a turnkey home when you first arrive is nearly impossible. Let the process evolve. Take it room by room so it is not overwhelming. Call a designer for advice. The help and peace of mind is well worth the investment in avoiding frustration or making costly mistakes.
november EVERY MONDAY & WEDNESDAY @ 9:30 AM - BALLROOM
EXERCISE FOR FUN
Low-impact exercise guided by a DVD work out video. Please remember to bring your tennis shoes, a bottle of water, and a towel. COST: free EVERY SATURDAY @ 9:30 AM - BALLROOM
FUNCTIONAL FITNESS CLASSES
EVERY MONDAY @ 6:15 PM - BALLROOM
PILATES SCULPT & TONE Your body will continue to be challenged, lenthened and strengthened with this Pilates-based class, utilizing a variety of cutting edge exercises and props! Suitable for all fitness levels. COST: first class is free, 8 classes for $56, 4 for $36, or 1 for $10 MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org EVERY TUESDAY & SATURDAY @ 9:00 AM - RESORT POOL
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Low-impact water aerobic exercise class designed for any expertise
Events & Activities are subject to change. An email blast will be sent out stating any changes.
level. Please bring water and towel. COST: free
EVERY TUESDAY @ 9:30 AM - BALLROOM
This lighthearted yoga practice is designed for all experience levels, emphasizing alignment and core stabilization, breath and presence - for space in your joints, freedom in your spine and peach of mind! Strenghten and lengthen muscles,
Come experience a workout like never before with quality exercises and experience trainers. Health and nutrition information will be provided, as well as opportunities for one-on-one personal training. Additional classes offered on Saturdays at 9:30 AM. COST: first class is free, $64 per month (8 classes) or $10 per class MORE INFORMATION: Contact Trevor at 407.690.8498
Don’t forget to register for all activities via email or at the Town Center. This will help us in planning all programs.
NOVEMBER 23RD @ 5:15PM - EVENT LAWN
Movie on the lawn: brave Come watch a movie under the stars as we feature Disney’s Brave for an awesome outdoor family adventure. COST: Free MORE INFORMATION: email@example.com COST: free EVERY TUESDAY @ 7 PM - TOWN CENTER GREAT ROOM
6:30pm. We will meet in the west parking lot (basketball court/post office side) of the Town Center. COST: free
increase flexibility, balance, awareness and focus. Learn techniques for effective functional movement or to enhance your athletic performance! COST: first class is free, 8 classes for $56, 4 for $36, or 1 for $10 MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY @ 2 PM - TOWN CENTER CARD ROOM
A fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. The game originated in China, dating back to the time of Confucius. A very small amount of time and effort is required to master and become familiar with the elementary principles of the game. Your patience in mastering the fine point of Mahjongg will be repaid many times by the keen enjoyment invariably derived from the game.
Games played: 7 Card Stud, 5 Card Stud, 5 Card Draw, Jacks or Better, Texas Hold’Em. No Card Sharks, please, as this is a friendly/social game. COST: $10.00 buy-in MORE INFORMATION: Contact Chuck at email@example.com or 407.371.3022
EVERY THURSDAY @ 10 AM - BALLROOM
DRESSED IN HOPE A charity dedicated to helping those who are impoverished around the world and locally. The Dressed In Hope sewing group helps children by providing them with handmade clothing items.
OCTOBER 2ND @ 6 PM - RETAIL AREA & BASKETBALL PARKING LOT
MORE INFORMATION: www.dressedinhope.org CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Various local vendors gather with their goods and services. Vendor list is sent via email, details to follow.
EVERY THURSDAY @ 7 PM - DELI
COST: varies per vendor
First place winner received $25 gift certificate for the Lake Nona Deli & Market and second place receives a $10 gift certificate.
FARMERS MARKET & FOOD TRUCKS
EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY @ 6:30 PM - MEET BY WEST PARKING LOT
Evening walks will be held each Tuesday and Thursday evening at
POKER AT THE DELI
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Deli at 407.271.8371
NOVEMBER 1ST @ 7 PM - BALLROOM
COMMUNITY BINGO NIGHT
It’s bingo time at the Town Center. Winner of the “blackout” game gets a $25 gift certificate to the Deli. COST: $1 per card, up to 5 cards per person NOVEMBER 13TH @ 6 PM - BALLROOM
ITALIAN & TRIVIA Team trivia at its finest! The game is divided into rounds of ten questions each. Questions can be about anything under the sun: movies, music, TV, science, sports, geography, word jumbles, indentify the pictures, spelling questions and tons more! Teams are given answer sheets to record their responses. In the first round, correct answers are each worth one point. The sheets are then collected, the scores tallied and the leaders are announced. More rounds follow with the difficulty levels and point values increasing. Bring your own beverage. COST: $3.00 per person for trivia only, $10 per person for food & trivia MENU: Pasta, Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Knots, and Dessert
NOVEMBER 8TH @ 6:30 PM - BALLROOM
KIDS WII BOWLING NIGHT
Spend your Friday night at the Town Center Ballroom with Pins, Pizza, & Pop! Meet your neighborhood friends and schoolmates for a fun filled game night with bowling on the Wii! COST: free NOVEMBER 20TH @ 7 PM - TOWN CENTER GREAT ROOM
UPCOMING EVENTS DECEMBER 14TH @ 7 PM - BALLROOM
RAISING MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN IN A GLOBAL VILLAGE COST: free
The social committee meets every month to develop new ideas for upcoming events. Any resident wishing to voice their ideas and/or lend a hand by volunteering are welcome to join. MORE INFORMATION: email@example.com NOVEMBER 15TH @ 7 PM - BALLROOM
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: THE CROODS
After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.
DECEMBER 15TH @ 11 AM - BALLROOM
COMMUNITY BRUNCH & SANTA’S VILLAGE COST: free
NOVEMBER 7TH & 21ST @ 6:45 PM TOWN CENTER GREAT ROOM
WANT YOUR EVENT OR ACTIVITY FEATURED HERE?
Let the party begin! Here’s a classic dice game designed for anywhere from 4 to 12 players. No matter how many people are rolling, the point is always the same: to roll a Bunco (three consecutive rolls in which the number currently in play appears). The Bunco bell sounds, the fuzzy die is passed, and the pace gets more and more hectic. It’s simple, it’s fun, and it’s a great excuse for a party. Please RSVP and bring a dish to share. TO RSVP: Contact Elaine Hudgeons at firstname.lastname@example.org
EVERY TUESDAY @ 7:00 PM - BALLROOM
DANCE CLASSES Great fun and classic way to exercise and increase endurance! Taught by a professionally trained resident, Evyn Macre. The first few classes will encompass hip-hop and jazz dance styles. Other dance types include, ballet, ballroom, Zumba, and more!
Don’t see an activity that meets your interest? See your Lifestyle Director to find out how you can start a new club or interest group at the Town Center. If your already existing club or group would like to include anything in our calendar and email updates, please inform the Lifestyle Director by the 15th of each month.
COST: $10 per class, 5 classes for $45, 10 classes for $80
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MY HOPE VillageWalk Ballroom Thursday, November 14th 7-8:30 PM
COME view an amazing inspirational film and hear real life stories of how people have found HOPE and become HOPE-Givers!!! CONNECT with friends and share HOPE together!!! CONSIDER bringing your favorite snack to share There will be an opportunity to contribute to Dressed in Hope. Please RSVP via email to email@example.com Subject: Inspirational Club or contact club coordinator Nancy Wilson at 407-443-7720 16
Monthly Maintenance Report with
Time will be changing this month and with that it will be getting darker earlier. Please, when pulling up to the vehicle gates, pull up slowly and staying at a minimum of three feet away from the curb. This will allow the reader to be able to better process the bar code located on your vehicle. Please note that if you are pulling a trailer, you will need to enter the community through the main entrance located at the gatehouse. The east gate entrance is not designed to allow a vehicle to pull any type trailers through it, and may therefore cause damage to the gate. Remember, only one vehicle at a time.
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Please Make Sure That You And Any Of Your Guests Are Properly Parked After Hours In Your Driveways And Off The Street, Not Blocking Any Sidewalks And Not Parallel On The Apron To Avoid The Costly Expense Of Towing. The Hoa Has An Agreement With Airport Towing To Tow For Any Of The Above Mentioned Vilations. Please Refer To Your Governing Documents Or Excess Noise After 10:00pm Please Be Considerate Of Your Fellow Neighbors Contact The Town Center With Any Questions. When Having Gatherings At Your Home. There Have Been Several Complaints About Late Night Trash Cans Excessive Noise And Nuisances. In Accordance Please Store Trash Containers In Your Garage. To The Noise And Vibration Control: The Trash Containers Can Be Put Out No Earlier Than Orange County Noise And Vibration Control 5Pm The Evening Before And Must Be Removed Ordinance, 15-180 Article V, Provides For No Later Than Midnight The Day Of Pick Up. The Mental And Emotional Well Being Of All Trash Containers Must Be Stored In An Area Not Residents In Orange County. Specifically, The Visible From Street View. Failure To Do So Will Ordinance Provides That Noise Levels In Excess Result In Violations. Of 60 Decibels (Db), Between 7 Am And 10 Pm, Violate County Ordinances. Noise Levels Over Driving In Villagewalk 55 Db, Between 10 Pm And 7 Am Also Violate For The Safety Of Our Residents, It Is Very These Regulations. The Orange County Code Important That You Are Mindful Of Your Speed. Provides Penalties For Noise Exceeding These Speed Limit Signs Are Posted Throughout The Levels. The Ordinance Applies To Noise From Neighborhood And Should Be Obeyed. Please Any Source Impacting Residential Land Use Help Keep Our Streets Safe As There Are Children Areas. Playing And Residents Enjoying The Beautiful Community That Villagewalk Is. Please Be Assessments Respectful Of Others For Your Safety And Theirs. Please Keep In Mind That Your Monthly Assessments Are Due On The First Of Every Pets Month. You Have A 15 Day Grace Period To Give Please Be A Courteous Neighbor And Pick Up Time For Mailing. You Have Several Options After Your Furry Friends. There Are Pet Waste For Payment. Mail To The Lock Box In Az, Pay Stations Located Throughout The Community For Online At Www.villagewalkatlakenonacom Or Your Convenience. In Addition, All Dogs Must Be Sign Up For Direct Debit. * See Hoa Office For On A Leash At All Times. More Details.
GOBBLE! GOBBLE! GOBBLE! ITS THANKSGIVING – LETS EAT!
ts turkey time! Friends, family and yummy food! So why deprive your dogs & cats from partaking in some of the turkey indulgence? But remember, table food is not good for your dogs! Many ingredients are dangerous to them and feeding them table scraps is a bad habit and often causes bellyaches. Many dogs end up at the vet during the holiday for eating things out of the norm, that upset their sensitive bellies! Best solution, do not feed them anything out of the norm. Well ok, a plain piece of white meat turkey should be ok. Dark meet is a bit too fatty and can be too much for some dogs. A simple way around this is turkey dinner dog or cat foods made with your pet in mind. It is a great way to treat your pets to some home cooking and holiday trimmings year round. our house is full of wonderful Thanksgiving smells, making your pet drool for some good home-cooked food, as much as we humans do. They too crave a heaping plate of juicy turkey with all the trimmings & sides. One example is Merrick Foods. They created a harvest holiday celebration for our fur friends to enjoy too. They offer an assortment of combinations of wet food, both for dogs and cats- and it is available year round! Perfect to celebrate turkey day is ‘Thanksgiving Day Dinner’. Turkey, turkey broth, turkey liver (cat formula), fresh sweet potatoes, carrots, fresh green beans, peas & potatoes (dog formula), Granny Smith apples and more in a juicy gravy. Yum! ealthy ingredients, soft, small bites, gravy. And great for finicky eaters, as well as elder dogs who lose their taste buds and desire to eat. Merrick has been in business for over a decade and takes a simplistic, yet innovative approach to recipe creations. They are a family run business that uses real whole foods that are locally sourced from American farmers. The ingredients in Merrick are fresher, as they use them immediately and are processed as little as possible in order to retain the natural benefits. They strive to ensure their food is of the highest standard. Nothing is outsourced to China! For those who don’t know, NEVER feed your dog food made or sourced in China. Food sourced in China has been the cause for several years of endless food recalls and the cause of numerous health issues and deaths. And all recipes are formulated to be compliant and meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO -Association of American Feed Control Officials- the organization that monitors the production of healthy, quality food in the USA. Merrick also offers treats & dry food too. If interested in trying some for your furry pals let me know.
407-697-5119 or email me at Julie@dogandfriends.com Dog & Friends | Your pet’s favorite boutique! Blissful Paws | Healing your pet’s soul, now & forever!
Happy Turkey to you & your family!
Rescue For The Rescue Supporting the rescue groups who work so very hard saving lives, one pup at a time.
I would like to introduce you to the WagAware charm, the first charm to promote dog rescue and adoption. The charm can be worn on a pet’s collar or a keychain and an unprecedented 50% of company profits are donated to dog rescue charities. WagAware’s goal is to be a sustainable pet products company whose charitable mission is to raise substantial awareness and funds to help dogs and cats in need and, ultimately, to help reduce the mass euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets in the US every year. They have “donated over $10,000 in the first two months of business!”. The tag comprises the official symbol promoting adoption and rescue. For extra safety at night, it glows in the dark. An added perk is it is noiseless, as well as reduces the "clinking" noise of other tags on your dog's collar. One size fits all at 1-1/4" diameter (about the size of a quarter). Double-sided design for maximum impact of symbol awareness. Made of special PVC vinyl (it's essentially a soft rubber), it should not absorb moisture or harbor bacteria. No worries if it gets dirty, as it rinses clean in seconds with mild soap and water. Made with antimicrobial, non-toxic, sustainable/recycled, vegan materials, and it is lightweight for small, sporty and active dogs! The charm attaches via a split-ring to the "D" loop of a dog's collar. The charm can also be attached to the top of your dog's leash, your keychain or wherever you and your dog like! Retail price is $14.95. Such a great gift item as it is for such a wonderful cause! And for all of you who work with rescue groups, a great fundraising option at events, on your website, even a gift when finalizing paperwork on a dog being adopted to its fur-ever home. If you are interested in purchasing a charm, email or call me today!!
Lets all help the rescue groups who work so hard to save so many lives!
Sip to the sounds of
GREG HOWARD Playing all of your favorites from the 70s and more
NOVEMBER 1 & 15 8:30 PM WINE HOUSE - LAKE NONA VILLAGE (NEAR NONA BLUE) Get to know your newest neighbors – Greg & Rebecca will host a special table with appetizers for Village Walk residents from 7:30 - 9 PM
OSCEOLA PET NANNIES Chris McCready
Loving care...When you’re not there!
P: (407) 348-1435 C: (407) 791-4842 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings From The Security Team
Hello VillageWalk Residents, Please remember that if you have a guest entering with you in a separate vehicle, they must come through the guardhouse to gain access. Although it may seem as an inconvenience, this is done to ensure everyones safety. To expedite the entry process, please remind all guests and visitors that they are required to show ID at the gatehouse and to please have the address and/or name of the resident they are visiting ready. Any resident entering via the guard will also be asked to show ID, as per standard procedure. We simply want to make sure you are who you say you are. Please remember to update any phone numbers, forwarding addresses, visitors or other pertinent information with the HOA office in the Town Center for ease of access . For permanent visitors, please call the Town Center at 407.888.2704 or email email@example.com For temporary visitors and contractors, please call the Gatehouse at 407.816.0010
From your VillageWalk Officers
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Contact Dave mobile 407-383-1540 office 407-695-1956 firstname.lastname@example.org
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A message from the desk of Commissioner Jim Gray Municipal Planning Board To help inform all residents in our District of potential planned developments; rezonings; master plans; annexations; conditional use applications, etc., I am posting the monthly agenda for the Municipal Planning Board (MPB) on our District 1 website at http://www.cityoforlando.net/ elected/council/district01/items.htm. This link will outline all agenda items (or the staff recommendations) for our District. Bandit Signs The City of Orlando’s Code Enforcement division has recently stepped up their efforts in eliminating the bandit signs that show up randomly all over the city. They are scheduling officers to work on weekends and evenings in an effort to clean up the signs and discourage businesses and churches from using this type of advertising. If you see signs or any other code infraction please report it to our office or on the Code Enforcement website at http://edviwr.cityoforlando.net/ WebLiens/EnterIncident.aspx
Effective Use of Essential Oils Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Yet determining the quality and efficacy of an essential oil goes way beyond its fragrant appeal.
!When choosing an essential oil, make sure it is considered
“certified pure” part of the Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® is a standard that demands the highest quality in all aspects of growing, processing, distributing essential oils. It guaranteed not to have herbicides, pesticides, weeds, synthetic fillers or other contaminates. Each liter is tested for its purity and efficacy. Anything less than the highest quality may not produce the desired results, and in some cases, be extremely toxic.
!Three Musketeers of Essential Oils: !Lavender: is a great a great friend to the skin for cuts, scrapes and burns. It is the most
versatile of all known essential oils. It works as an analgesic, anticoagulant, antidepressant, antihistamine, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, regenerative and sedative. It is calming, relaxing, mood elevating and balancing. Apply to the bottom of the feet for colicky babies. Apply to the bottom of your feet or on your pillowcase for a peaceful night’s rest. Add to a warm bath to relax muscles. Apply lavender to sunburn or burns for quick relief and healing.
!Lemon: is a great multipurpose essential oil. It works as an antidepressant, antiseptic,
antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent, invigorating refreshing and tonic. Add a few drops to your water (glass bottles only – no plastic) to help detox your liver, diffuse or apply to hands, inhale for an invigorating pick-me-up. Add a few drops to sticky goo, gum in hair or to remove temporary tattoos. Add a couple of drops to warm water or honey to help a scratchy throat. Use a lemon soaked cloth to preserve and protect your leather from splitting. Add to a spay bottle and attack what may be living on your range hood, your tables and other surfaces. It’s great for cleaning stainless steel.
Peppermint: is a great to help pick you up and calm your digestive system. It works as an analgesic, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, anti-inﬂammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral and invigorating. Just one drop of dōTERRA’s essential oil has the same medicinal effects as 28 cups of peppermint tea. Just one drop rubbed on the stomach or taken internally can calm indigestion, an upset stomach or other intestinal digestive commotion. Add a few drops to the bottom of your feet to help cool and sooth tired feet. Add two drops to the palm of your hands and inhale. It’s a great pick-me-up and increase mental alertness.
!My favorite use of these oils is to mix two drops of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint to a small amount of water, swish, gargle and swallow to tame seasonal allergies. It really works! !Join me next month as we focus on more essential oils and their therapeutic effects.
In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about essential oils, contact Deanna Snyder, RN at 407.252.6383 or Deanna.Snyder@icloud.com or log on to my website mydoTERRA.com/BeBalanced.
Be balanced, well and happy, De ☺
Place non-perishable food items in this bin You will be â€œDoing a Good Turnâ€? like many Central Florida Scouts to help people in need in your community.
ScoutingForFood.cflscouting.org All food donated will benefit local food pantries, and bags will be picked up on November 8th or 9th. Thank you for giving hope and help with your donations!
BILINGUAL NOTARY SERVICE
Bonded and can manage all legal documents to be reviewed/typed including answers, motions, responding to legal/collection letters. I also can hlep in expungements and have documents for same. I am not an attorney, but I do have 28 years of legal experience and if I can’t help, I will find the right attorney for you. Call me and make your appointment today. Will travel if needed. INTERESTED? Contact Candy Aquino at 407.952.9599
In need of a pet sitter while you are away? If so, please feel free to contact me. My name is Yvonne Miro and I am a 17 year old senior at Lake Nona High School. I live in VillageWalk and have experience taking care of dogs, cats, birds, etc. INTERESTED? Contact Yvonne Miro at 407.256.7057 or yvonne.miro@ gmail.com
kids, pets, families, HS seniors, prom pics and more. And can be taken in my home studio in the Village Walk or at a local shoot location. This will include post-editing and touch-ups with Photo shop. Call about event photography as well. Don’t wait! INTERESTED? Contact Charla at 407.680.3992 or CharlaKimPhotography@gmail.com
Years of experience with handyman work, power washing, custom backsplashes, fences and painting. Landscaping advice if needed. INTERESTED? Contact Brian Fisher at 407.756.5900 or bmfish99@ hotmail.com
I am a teacher certified in Elementary Education, and Special Education. I have a master’s Degree in Education as well. I would like to offer tutoring to the residents of Village Walk. Parents can contact me.
Auto detail, pressure wash your house, driveway etc., and hang hurricane shutters. Please call me for detailed info and to schedule an appointment.
INTERESTED? Contact Diana Cruz at 305.469.3539 ot cruzcubed15@ gmail.com
INTERESTED? Contact Ted Hudgeons at 407.902.5713 or email@example.com
Dressed In Hope, a charity for impoverished children both locally and around the world, needs help. If you have any of the following items we would truly appreciate a donation, so that we can continue to sew and teach local, homeless girls to sew. -Gently used, (non see-through) pillowcases -Extra wide, double fold bias tape -Any cotton (non see-through) material -Scrap material and buttons, that we can use for embellishments -Heavier material which can be used to sew simple purses for teens. If you have any of the above items and would like to donate them to us, please let us know. INTERESTED? Contact Joanne Porreco at 407.516.9657 or info@ dressedinhope.org
Seamstress that specializes in alterations work. I have over 13 yrs experience in this field. INTERESTED? Contact Elsa Tubbs at 407.276.3328
I am offering Village Walk residents a 20 minute mini portrait photography sessions for $50, and full sessions at only $100.00. Portraits may be of individual, head shots, couples, mother and child, babies/
I recently graduated from Purdue University with a Math Education degree. Recently worked at Freedom High School as a math teacher. Can tutor any ages and levels of math. Convenient as I lives in the community. INTERESTED? Contact Jules McGee at 214.244.4576 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Have something for sale? Have an expertise and would like to offer your services? This section is designed for all residents of VillageWalk who would like to offer simple goods and services to their fellow neighbors. Please let us know if you would like to begin advertising your simple services, or need to remove, update, or add to your current entry seen below. If you would like to advertise your business, please let us know, we’ll be happy to explain how you may do so. Please contact the Town Cent Have something for sale? Have an expertise and would like to offer your services? This section is designed for all residents of VillageWalk who would like to offer simple goods and services to their fellow neighbors. Please let us know if you would like to begin advertising your simple services, or need to remove, update, or add to your current entry seen below. If you would like to advertise your business, please let us know, we’ll be happy to explain how you may do so. Please contact the Town Center Office at 407-888-2704 or email your activities director at vwlife@ accessyourcommunity.com for any questions. All requests must be received by the 15th day of the month in order to be added to the following month’s newsletter.
VILLAGEWALK SHOPPES HOURS & CONTACT INFO LAKE NONA DELI & MARKET and GAS STATION P: 407.271.8371 Monday - Friday 7am - 10pm Saturday 8am - 10pm Sunday 8am - 8pm
PULTE CUSTOMER SERVICE Home Warranty 866.313.9950 email@example.com www.pulte.com GENERAL ELECTRIC Appliances 800.432.2737 www.geappliances.com MAINSCAPE Landscaping 800.481.0096 firstname.lastname@example.org ORLANDO UTILITIES COMMISSION (OUC) Power & Water 407.423.9018 www.ouc.com AT&T Telephone 888.757.6500 www.att.com BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS Cable & Internet 866.309.3279 www.brighthouse.com ALL TECH SECURITY Alarm Monitoring 866.779.3960 CITY OF ORLANDO SOLID WASTE Garbage & Recycling 407.246.2314 www.cityoforlando.net/solidwaste USPS Postal Service 10401 Post Office Blvd Orlando, FL 32862
THE SALON AT LAKE NONA P: 407.854.0600 Sunday & Monday - Closed Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 3pm THE NEST BOUTIQUE P: 407.856.5546 Sunday & Monday - Closed Tuesday 9am - 4pm Wednesday 3pm - 9pm Thursday - Saturday 9am - 4pm THE GREEN LEAF SPA P: 407.240.5503 Monday - Closed Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 7pm Sunday 11am - 7pm
Other Important Contacts: Emergency: 9-1-1 Police Non-emergency: (321) 235-5300 Fire Non-emergency: 407-246-2390 Animal Control: 407-254-9140 27