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November Yard of the Month

1st Place - 2504 Coxindale

1st Place – 2504 Coxindale

Yard of the month for November is awarded to Carl and Karen Titka of 2504 Coxindale. This is the first time the Titkas have placed in the finals, not to mention coming in first.  The bright new paint in a cheery Fall yellow is anchored by a colorful leaf wreath on the door. The tidy appearance of the lawn and landscape make this yard a delight to see.

Finishing  second by unanimous vote are Sandra and Richard Yarnall of  8613  

2nd Place - 8613 Averell
2nd Place – 8613 Averell

Averell Court.  This is their fourth time finishing in the  finals, having achieved first place in August 2011.

In third are Ed and Jeanne Burtoft at 2704 Coxindale.  This is the second time the Burtofts have joined the top three.  The lawn is a lush green carpet bordered by nicely pruned shrubs.

3rd Place - 2704 Coxindale

3rd Place – 2704 Coxindale

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

For December, Yard of the Month will be awarded to the home with the best decorations.  So bring it on–lights, wreaths, swags, greenery, … you get the idea.  Several homes have started already.  But we won’t judge until Sunday, December 22, 2013, so you’ve got until then.  Happy Holiday decorating!

October Yard of the Month

1st Place - 2816 Coxindale

1st Place – 2816 Coxindale

Harrell and Susan Queen of 2816 Coxindale finished first and are our October Yard of the Month. This is the 7th time the Queens have placed in the finals.  They finished second in November of 2012,  second in June and July and 3rd in August and September. It seems that their yard always looks perfectly maintained and the flush of the encore azaleas added that needed extra dash of color.

2nd Place - 8508 Wheeling

2nd Place – 8508 Wheeling

Finishing a very close second are Bryan and Kristen Maness of 8508 Wheeling.  This is their second 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.

Finishing third are Ed and Jeanne Burtoft at 2704 Coxindale.  This is a first time for the Burtofts to join are top three, but probably not the last.  The lawn is a lush green crapet punctuated by niclt pruned shrubs and colorful seasonal flowers.

3rd Place - 2704 Coxindale

3rd Place – 2704 Coxindale

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to  Jamie Visocan and Larry Deckard who served with 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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July Yard of the Month

Yard of the Month for June is awarded to Frederick

1st Place - 8501 Bluebill

1st Place – 8501 Bluebill

and Elizabeth Hull of 8501 Bluebill Court.  Their yard provides a cool retreat for those hot days of summer.  A standout are the colorful flowers that grace the front entry

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 fourth time the Queens have placed in the finals.  They finished second in November of 2012 and first in January of this year and second last month.  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 who has retired from the judging panel but will be helping in an advisory role.  Joining the Architectural committee is Jamie Garrett.  Please welcome her and thanks to Larry Deckard who served with me  on the judging panel.

Architectural Committee Meeting

September 15, 2011- 7:30 PM
Alyson Pond Clubhouse

The Architectural Committee will conduct an open meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2011 to review two proposals to bring to the Board at its next scheduled meeting. The first topic will deal with proposed changes to the Association Architectural Guidelines. The second topic will be to focus on areas to be incorporated in a revised Master Plan and the development of the plan.

. I.  Welcome – Call Meeting to Order                                                      7:30
II. Architectural Guidelines (Martin)                                                      7:35
.       A. Increase of Scope
.       B. Change of Format
.       C. Content Changes
III. Master Plan                                                                                                 8:30
.       A. Review of Current Plan
.       B. Review of Reserves
.       C. Feedback from Last Meeting
.       D. Recommendation of Items to include
.       E. Next Step for Plan Development
IV. Adjourn                                                                                                         9:30