A 55+ Community in Prescott, AZ

December - January 2022

Edition No. 9

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Manager's Corner
 

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Happy Holidays, Pine Lakes! We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is in the festive spirit preparing for the upcoming holidays. Read on for more from Community Manager, Tammy.

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Manager's Corner

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Hello Residents,

Happy Holidays! We hope that everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving. Indeed, we have much to be thankful for. Our Toys for Tots campaign is winding down in the coming weeks, and I’d like to thank everyone who generously gave. The Marines and children all deeply appreciate your kindness.

Our Holiday decorating contest has certainly put everyone in a festive spirit. Pine Lakes truly looks like a wonderland of lights and decorations. Which home is your favorite this year? Make sure to send an email or a note to the office and vote!

As we wind down 2021 and prepare for 2022, we want to take a moment to wish you all the very best this holiday season. May 2022 find everyone healthy, happy, and blessed.

Sincerely,
Tammy
Community Manager



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We're Closed
 

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The Community Office will be closed on Friday, December 24 in observance of Christmas Day and Friday, December 31 in observance of New Year’s Day. However, the sales office may be open. Be sure to check with them about appointments or tours.

Food

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The Sweetest Snacks

If you’re ready to cozy up on the couch this winter with a good book and a delicious warm dessert, we have the recipe for you. Whether you’re in the mood for something light and sweet like Tennessee Peach Pudding, or something rich and creamy like Molten Mocha Cake, you’re sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Upcoming Events
 

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There’s always so much here to do in Pine Lakes! For a recap on some past events and to hear what’s coming up in December and January, keep reading.

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Upcoming Events

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PLAMHO Holiday Greetings!

As fall turns to winter, we start planning for holiday gatherings and making sure our neighbors are safe and in good spirits. We had a very busy October, with Prescott Senior Connections coming to speak to us and the October quarterly meeting with our local Central Arizona Fire Medical Authority Engine 51 visit. In November, we sponsored the annual Craft Fair/Yard Sale event and enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Day Dinner with our Pine Lakes family. We are planning a December gathering, details to be announced in a flyer. And of course, don’t forget the upcoming Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 13th, 2022. This 56th Super Bowl will be played at the So Fi Stadium in Inglewood, California, and viewed by many of our residents at the clubhouse. PLAMHO wishes everyone in Pine Lakes the best and safest of holidays over the next few months. Stay tuned for community flyers, and be sure to check the PLAMHO bulletin board for the latest activities and guest speakers.

Sales Update
 

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The sales office is as busy as ever selling homes in our community! For information on how to list your own, or to learn how you can earn money through our resident referral program, read on.

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Sales Update

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If it’s time for you to sell your home, while we hate to see you go, please consider listing with us. When you list your home with the Pine Lakes Sales Team, you will gain access to:

  • Sales Agents that are dedicated to selling your home quickly, professionally, and for what it’s worth.
  • Advertising methods such as MLS listing, resident referrals programs, digital marketing, multiple listing service, and placement on our exclusive Hometown America/Pine Lakes website.
  • Trusted and experienced professionals to show your home to potential buyers.
  • A team dedicated to handling the paperwork and community approvals, so you don’t have to.

Most people who call us and/or walk into our Sales Office inquire about homes for sale before contacting other outside realtors. Don’t miss out on these potential buyers!

We also offer referral bonuses if you refer someone to live in Pine Lakes and they purchase a new or brokered home. If you’re not planning on leaving anytime soon, don’t miss out on the chance to choose your neighbors, and earn money doing it!

Call us today at (928) 612-3153 for more information on what we can do for you, or read more here.

Resident Businesses
 

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We have so many talented residents with their own small businesses in our community! Whether you need yard work done or a pet sitter, chances are one of your neighbors can help. Read on for the whole list of businesses.

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Resident Businesses

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We have so many talented residents with their own small businesses in our community! See below for all the services offered by our residents. If you’re interested, please contact them at the listed number.

  • Mary Fratt – Decker & Co. – Yard work services – (623) 628-2388
  • Bob Decker – Handyman and maintenance services – (805) 910-8174
  • Suzie Barrett – Pet sitting – (602) 488-3099
  • Guy Grein – Household services: cleaning, organizing, home staging, landscaping – (602) 505-4908
  • Joanne Lee – Paws in the Pines Pet Sitting – (928) 776-1293
  • Gil Salazar – Yard work, minor handyman services – (623) 697-7779

Your Health

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Boost Your Immune System

Chillier weather is here, and with it comes an increased risk of catching pesky bugs like the cold or flu. The good news is, there are many simple practices you can employ in your everyday life to help keep your immune system strong, from eating more fruits and vegetables to managing your sleep schedule!

Pride of Pine Lakes
 

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For this edition of Pride of Pine Lakes, we thought it would be nice to enjoy some of the holiday decorations from our community! Read on to see everyone’s beautiful decor.

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Pride of Pine Lakes

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For this edition of Pride of Pine Lakes, we thought it would be nice to enjoy some of the holiday decorations from our community! We love seeing everyone’s festive décor.



Wrap Things Up


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‘Tis the season for endless parties and holidays galore. No matter what you’re celebrating, you’ll probably wrap a gift or two. Maybe your wrapping skills need work, or maybe you’re looking to get creative. Check out these tips that will make the outside of your gifts almost as good as the inside.

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Wrap Things Up

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‘Tis the season for endless parties, gatherings, and holidays galore. No matter what you’re celebrating, chances are you’ll be wrapping a gift or two. Maybe your wrapping skills need work, or maybe you’re looking to get creative. Either way, check out these tips and tricks that will make the outside of your gifts almost as good as the inside.

If you’ve never been a fan of wrapping gifts – whether you find it unnecessarily complicated or just too time-consuming – these life hacks may just change your opinion. Before you even get started on that pile of unwrapped gifts, it’s important to get organized. Things like ensuring you have sharp enough scissors and quality tape make a big difference in the long run. To cut down on your time more, create a gift-wrapping station that has everything you need in one convenient place. Make sure you have enough space to properly measure the wrapping paper for your presents. Everyone hates the dreaded moment when you realize you accidentally didn’t cut off enough, but don’t start over! Cover the gap with a “belly band” of ribbon or folded paper instead.

If you’re already a pro, why not challenge yourself this year with some new gift-wrapping techniques? Level up your gift tags and use the wrapping paper to create an extra fold where a personalized card can go. If you’re giving a bundle of gifts, consider an alternating theme of two coordinating wrapping papers, tied up with a matching bow. For those who are tired of the designs offered in stores, get creative and make your own wrapping paper! You can purchase plain paper and customize it with watercolors, drawing on handmade bows or decorations, or you can even use patterned tape to make unique designs.

No matter how you give your gifts this year, we hope you find a little extra joy in doing it!

Giving is the Greatest


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When was the last time you cleaned out your closet? As the year comes to a close, consider going through your home and donating to those in need. If you don’t have items to donate, donating your time is another wonderful way to give back. Read on to hear some organizations that could use your help.

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Giving is the Greatest

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When was the last time you cleaned out your closet? As the year comes to a close, consider going through your home and donating to those in need. If you don’t have items to donate, donating your time is another wonderful way to give back.

If you have bags of gently-used clothes and no idea where to bring them, there are plenty of nationally recognized donation centers that help get them to those in need, and usually help another cause at the same time. Just a few of these organizations include Dress for Success, Goodwill, One Warm Coat, Planet Aid, and more.

Maybe you don’t have clothes to donate but have an excess of canned or dry goods. Even if you don’t, taking advantage of grocery store’s BOGOs and donating the extra item is an excellent way to help. If either situation could apply to you, Feeding America offers a useful resource to help you find your local food bank.

Finally, if you prefer to donate your time, many organizations could use your help. With so many options of where to give time, you can choose one that feels most important to you. Whether you want to help out rescue puppies and kittens at your local animal shelter, help with children’s programming like storytime at the local library, or get outdoors and help your Parks and Recreation Department, there are options for every interest and lifestyle. The holiday season is about giving, so take time to give back to your community this year.

Home & Garden

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Get Ahead of the Trend

A new year means a whole new list of interior design trends! Stay on top of the latest crazes and wow your friends and family with minimalist furniture pieces, or use your green thumb to fill your home with nature-inspired décor. No matter your style, make your home one that is sure to impress.

Connect with Us
 

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Join us on social media through Facebook to stay updated, see pictures from the latest community event, and connect with neighbors. Our community page is also a great place to learn about sales specials and enter fun contests. Follow us today!

E-Z Pay
 

E-Z Pay

Take the hassle out of making rent payments with Hometown America’s E-Z Pay. With E-Z Pay, your lot rent will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the third of each month.

 

Experiences

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Become a Treasure Hunter

Treasure hunting isn’t just for pirates – antique shopping can be a great hobby for anyone! Antiquing is not only a fun way to spend your time on a day trip, but if you want to get serious about finding hidden gems, there are some important things to know. With these tips, you’ll be picking out authentic silver and one-of-a-kind furniture in no time.

 
 
 

Entertainment

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Take a Swing at Golf

It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby, and golf may be the perfect one for you. Golf is easy to get into at any stage of life, and a great way to stay active, make friends, and enjoy the sunshine. Whether you have a course in your community or somewhere down the road, get out there and make a “partee” out of it!