Join a Local Food Collection Program

Hello neighbors and friends,

For anyone interested, here is an opportunity coolgreenicon-300x182to participate in a local food drive that provides food and staples for those in our community in need. It’s a very well run event.

The food drive is held every other month.  Drivers pick up your donation right from your front porch. Reminder emails are sent with suggestions regarding current needs. Thank you emails are sent with interesting information regarding how much food was collected and how many families were served.  There are a few HSCA neighbors already participating and a HSCA neighbor and her kids do donation pick-ups.

So, if interested, follow the link below to sign up. 👍

http://www.coolgreenbag.org/signup/

Happy Ending

Gracie, the missing dog, found her way back to the tot lot and Adam
Podell spotted her and called Ann.  So thanks to the HSCA website, our great neighbors, a smart dog, and a little luck, Gracie and her Mom have been reunited.  A good way to start the weekend.  Graciecloseup

Neighbor’s Missing Dog

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Ann DeChamps’ (10906 Barton Hill Court) dog Gracie is missing.  She was last seen in the area of Twin Branches and South Lakes Drive near Villa Ridge.  She has a purple harness, and a collar with identification and Ann’s phone number on it.  If you see Gracie or can help Ann look for her, please call Ann at 703-625-5727.  Ann’s email address is anndeschamps@hotmail.com

Thanks so much.

Cluster Parking Reminder

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Some changes are occurring in the cluster that are leading to some parking issues.  Several homeowners have added additional vehicles. Barbecue season is upon us and homeowners are having more visitors. And we have college students returning home for the summer. All of this has created a shortage of parking spaces throughout the cluster. So please remember some basic parking etiquette so that we all have the parking spaces we expect as residents of the cluster.

The cluster has enough parking spaces for every unit to have 2 spots with a few left over for visitors. If you have a third vehicle, you must park it in spaces that are not typically occupied by the first 2 vehicles. If there is not enough space to park a third vehicle in some areas of the parking lot, you must park it on Barton Hill Road. Everyone knows their neighbors’ vehicles, and should be aware of who typically parks where. We encourage everyone in areas with limited parking to talk to your neighbors and work out a plan of who parks in which spaces. If you have guests visiting (especially on weekday evenings when residents are typically coming home from work), please ask them to park on Barton Hill Road so as not to take up other residents’ spaces. If parking gets too limited, to be fair to everyone we will have to require all third vehicles to park on Barton Hill Road.

And as a reminder, we do not have speed bumps in the parking lot because we trust that everyone will exercise caution and drive slowly through the cluster. Children play in the parking lot and many parking spaces are on curves where it is difficult to see approaching vehicles. So please keep your neighbors safety in mind when entering the parking lot and DRIVE SLOW, even near the entrance.