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July Yard of the Month

 

1st Place - 8516 Wheeling

1st Place – 8516 Wheeling

In top place for Yard of the Month are Graham and Alice Kennedy of 8516 Wheeling. Their home always has a neat manicured look, no matter what the season.  This is the sixteenth time that the Kennedys have placed in the finals in the last two years, having placed first in June of 2012.  Check out the new summer flowers in the front beds.  Thank you, Kennedys, for consistently keeping your home one of the top ones in Alyson Pond.

 

3rd Place - 2505 Coxindale

Finishing  second are Paul and Marie Stowers of 2505 Coxindale .  The yard looks crisp and tidy and the splash of color by the mailbox is a welcoming touch.  This is the fourth time the Stowers have finished in the finals since 2012.

 

 

3rd Place - 2905 Funster

3rd Place – 2905 Funster

Finishing third are Gina and Jonathan Kinlaw of 2905 Funster. The fresh green lawn and shrubs are contrasted by the vibrant purple of the tradescantia and yellow lantana. They are the new kids on the Yard of the Month block this year, but were a first-place finisher in June of 2012.  Keep up the good work!

 

Congratulations to each of the homeowners for the consistent quality care they give to their homes and yards and thanks to Larry Deckard and Jamie Visocan who assisted me on the judging panel.

August Yard of the Month

1st Place - 2640 Iman

1st Place – 2640 Iman

Yard of the Month for August is awarded to Charles and Robin Markham of 2640 Iman Drive.  Their yard is at its best in the peak of summer.  The Bermuda grass lawn is a lush green carpet and the orange and yellow lantana add vibrant color.  This is the second time the Markhams have placed first, having done so in September 2011.

 

2nd Place - 8508 Wheeling

2nd Place – 8508 Wheeling

Finishing a very close second are Bryan and Kristen Maness of 8508 Wheeling.  This is their first time placing in the top three and their yard could easily get recognition for most improved.  All their work last year in putting down zoysia sod has paid of with a lush carpet of lawn that invites one to nestle into the chairs under the shade of the oaks and pines. Look for more color this Fall to propel them into first…

 

Harrell and Susan Queen of 2816 Coxindale finished third. This is the fifth time the Queens have placed in the finals.  They finished second in November of 2012 and first in January of this year and second the last two months.  It seems that their yard always looks perfectly maintained.

2nd Place - 2816 Coxindale
3rd Place – 2816 Coxindale

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to  Jamie Visocan and Larry Deckard who served with me  on the judging panel.

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June Yard of the Month

1st Place - 8501 Wheeling

1st Place – 8501 Wheeling

Yard of the Month for June is awarded to Mary Frances Warren of 8501 Wheeling.  Mary Frances is a first place winner for the first time and her yard is one to enjoy for months to come.  The freshly and generously planted summer seasonal flowers promise to be a riot of color this summer.

Moving into second place are second are Harrell and Susan Queen of 2816 Coxindale.

2nd Place - 2816 Coxindale

2nd Place – 2816 Coxindale

This is the third time the Queens have placed in the finals.  They finished second in November of 2012 and first in January of this year.  It seems that their yard always looks perfectly maintained.

The Kennedys are again a contender, and one look makes it easy to see why they are always in the running.  One of Graham’s friends commented that “he thinks Graham combs the grass to be sure all the blades line up.”

2nd Place Tie Wheeling-8516

3rd Place – 8516 Wheeling

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to Jen Magee and Larry Deckard who served with me  on the judging panel.

November Yard of the Month

We have a winner for Yard of the Month! Taking top prize  for November are Michael and Tracey Patnesky of 8508 Bluebill.  Coming in a close second was  Paul and Marie Stowers of 2505 Coxindale and Jonathan and Gina Kinlaw of 2905 Funster finished third.  As the neighborhood steadily improves in appearance, it is getting more and more difficult to pick a winner.  Said panelist Bill Pappas, “you could have a had a couple on Bluebill alone!”

Patnesky Home - 8505 Bluebill

So we are happy to announce the second and third place finishers and commend the neighborhood overall as well.

Judging was based on five criteria: a healthy green lawn, properly pruned trees and shrubs, mulched and weed-free beds, seasonal color in flowers and foliage and a clean, clutter-free general appearance.

Thank you to our judging panel — Jennifer Magee, Bill Pappas and Mimi Raub and congratulations to the Patnesky household for a job well done.

May Yard of the Month

We have a winner for Yard of the Month! Taking top prize  for May are Andrew and Jamie Visocan of 8404 Waynesboro.  Coming in a close second was  Patricia Conroy of 2701 Iman and Cindy McCarty of 8609 Wheeling finished third.  As the neighborhood steadily improves in appearance, it is getting more and more difficult to pick a winner.  So we are happy to announce the second and third place finishers as well.

Visocan Residence - 8404 Waynesboro

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Judging was based on five criteria: a healthy green lawn, properly pruned trees and shrubs, mulched and weed-free beds, seasonal color in flowers and foliage and a clean, clutter-free general appearance.

Thank you to our judging panel — Jennifer Magee, Paul Martin and Mimi Raub and congratulations to the Visocan household for a job well done.

Pool Party Postponed to Aug. 13th

After watching the weather all week, it appears that thunderstorms are in our forecast for tomorrow afternoon. With the DJ set up and pizza delivery to think about, we are going to try for another day where the weather looks more promising.

The Pool Party is being postponed until the following Friday, August 13th. The party will still be from 5-9pm. I apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you can join us on the 13th.

— Eve Pender

Join us for the Independence Day parade (and other upcoming events)

I hope you will all join us this Saturday for the Independence Day parade.  As highlighted in the newsletter distributed today (Thanks, Eve and Hayden!), the parade will be this Saturday, July 3rd, at 10:30am.

We’re all going to meet at the clubhouse and parade around the Iman loop, then return to the clubhouse for refreshments by Kona Ice, Tropical Shaved Ice.

Other Events

Other upcoming events to put on your calendar include the “Friday After Five” pool party.  Join us at the pool on Friday, Aug 6th from 5-9pm for free pizza and entertainment provided by Joe Bunn DJ Company.

Ladies Night Out currently meets on the last Wednesday of every month.  Please contact Doracy Harrison if you’re interested in joining the group.  The neighborhood playgroup for kids ages 0-5 meets every Friday from 1o-12, and you can contact Erica Penny for more details on the playgroup.

Looking a bit further into the future, the children’s Halloween party will be held on Oct. 23, our Fall celebration on Nov. 13, and the holiday breakfast on Dec 11.

Upcoming Board Meeting

We also have an board meeting coming up in a few weeks.  The board meets every other month on the 3rd Wednesday, and so our next meeting will be Wed, July 21st at 7pm. We hope you’ll come out and join us.

As you can see, we’ve got a lot going on, and we hope to see you at one (or all) of the events soon!

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