Thursday, May 17, 2007
Moonlight cruises set for summer nights
I guess you could say that spring skipped us this year. Last week the yellow pollen was everywhere and the hot days wreaked havoc on new plantings, so the rains were a blessing. During windy rains, items float down the lake, so make sure that you secure everything on your dock. When hubby needs a new minnow bucket, he waits for a windy rain, goes down to the dock, and sure as rain, one comes floating by. Maybe the next rain will bring me a new dock table.
After every rain, check your yard for any rainwater where a mosquito can lay eggs and spread the deadly West Nile Virus. Several boats are up on the banks and holding water; please turn your boats over. The ERB will issue a violation letter to the owners of boats that are holding water.
More Snow Lakers have called to join the moonlight cruises, which will be held during each full moon this summer. Join us on Saturday night, June 2. We’ll cruise the lake, tie the boats up together in the middle of the lake, and listen to the music of the fifties. Come in your pontoon with friends and neighbors, or we will pick you up at your dock, or the community dock. We won’t be out late. Call 224-1009 for more information.
I also received a few calls and emails concerning last week’s article on bogus contractors being in our community. One contractor emailed suggesting that contractors should always be with the sub contractors while they are working on your property, and he also suggested that you should get a background check on the contractor as well as all sub contractors. He wrote that contractors are responsible for keeping supplies out of the elements, and they should clean up daily after themselves. Some contractors are actually on the job site very little during the day, leaving the subs to their own discretion regarding their work, resulting in lost time and higher costs.
The July 4th fireworks committee is still in the planning stages. They are selling ads for the advertisement in the paper, with hopes of raising enough money for a great display. Please send a check for the fireworks, or you might be interested in purchasing an ad along with your family members. Call Pat at the corporation office (224-6671) and she will give you the necessary information.
At the May town meeting, an alderman stated that he received a call concerning the lake and tennis court being locked. It is by no surprise that a few homeowners are confused as to the separate responsibilities of the town and the homeowners’ corporation.
The corporation owns the lake, as well as all buildings, parks, playgrounds, tennis court and miniature golf course, plus other acreage. There are countless examples of how an intruder can damage the corporation property as well as yours. So much thought was put into the decision to close the boat launch; thus allowing only members and their guests to enter the lake. It is seldom that any member needs to use the launch, but if you do, follow the instructions. If you would like to play tennis, call the corporation office and Pat will gladly assist you. The world is changing, and these changes at the lake are for everyone’s safety.
This community was incorporated into a town so we could receive grants to pave our roads, improve our water system, and purchase necessary emergency equipment. The town maintains the roads, the fire and police departments and the water system. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the town, call the town hall and Janet will also be glad to assist you.
How about a morning boat ride to the community center this Saturday for a good old “down home” breakfast. Or how about getting it to go, and having a fun breakfast cruise. There’s no breakfast bigger or better for only $4.
My parents used to tell me wonderful stories about their families, friends, and neighbors, when they were growing up in the country. Recently hubby told me of his trip to town that reminded me of Mama’s stories. He went to Ashand for a hinge to finish a project, but without any luck, then he stopped at The Trading Post for some minnows.
He loves to go in that old country store, where Cliff and Cindy will provide you with most anything you need, plus some friendly conversation with their customers if you have the time to sit a spell. A customer who lives across the road (who has lots of cows) was “sitting a spell” and heard the hinge story and then told Hubby to follow him and he would get some hinges from his barn (which he did). Things like this don’t happen in a big city, do they?
Pray for our neighbors who have been ill. Pray for our soldiers who are in harm’s way so they can come home safely, and pray for the families who have lost a loved one in this war.
Pray that this war will be over soon.
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