APRIL - MAY2016
EDITION No. 4

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We publish The Fairways Bulletin every other month. You can expect the next news-filled edition Friday, June 3. Until then, if there’s anything important you need to know, we’ll send an email blast if you subscribe. Click to Subscribe Now.

The Fairways Bulletin is catching on, and our readership is growing. We value you as a resident of the community, and we want this to be one of your go-to sources for information on what's happening in the Fairways Country Club. If you have a story idea or a suggestion for The Bulletin, please forward the details in an email to Fairways@hometownamerica.net for consideration.

We’re Closed

The Fairways Country Club management office will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day.

April and May Movies at Tanglewood

Join us for old-favorite films as well as recent releases. 

Wii Has Arrived

Fairways Country Club has been bitten by the Wii bug. The games have begun, and we’re planning two exciting Wii events. The first one is a Wii tennis tournament. Come and join the fun.

Get Ready for Spring Planting and Cleanup

After the odd winter that engulfed the country, it might be tempting to beat Mother Nature at her own game and plant garden seeds before the official start of the season. Don’t fall for the temptation, though, because she always gets the last laugh. Wait until the last freeze date has passed before planting seeds or transplanting seedlings. 

Welcome Judith Stebbins

Hometown America welcomes Judith Stebbins to the Fairways team as its new activities director. Judith is a resident of the Orlando area and comes to the Fairways community with many years of experience planning fun activities. She thrives on event planning—it’s in her DNA.

“Welcome to the iWorld” Tech Educational Event

The Fairways Country Club invites you to attend “Welcome to the iWorld,” an informational and educations event presented by local technical instructors.

Weeds, Weeds, Weeds as Far as the Eye Can See

Spring has sprung and so have the weeds. With the warmer weather and the summer rains just around the corner it is hard to keep up with weeds and plant growth. They seem to double overnight while we sleep. Thank you to those residents who have made efforts to begin the spring cleanup process. 

New Rent-Payment Option

As you know, Hometown America allows residents to pay their monthly rental payments with E-Z Pay.

However, for those who want to earn credit card rewards to use for airline miles or at other participating outlets, we now offer another hassle-free payment option. You can make your Fairways Country Club rent payment through www.rentpayment.com. If you don’t already have your account number, please contact the office. You will need it to sign up.

Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jacks...

Baseball season is back! Remember those lazy, hazy days of summer—the days of watching a baseball game and eating hot dogs and Cracker Jacks? Well, we are bringing them back. It’s game on at Fairways Country Club.

Fairways GOT TALENT!

It’s time to break our silence on this super-secret project. Our talent scouts have spread out across the Fairways Country Club community in search of residents with hidden talents. You see, we know you’re out there, even if you’ve kept your talent under wraps. And, we’re going to find you. Who knows, maybe the next Susan Boyle or Mat Franco lives on your street, right under your nose—or maybe it’s you.

When Dog Meets Dog

Photo courtesy of Rhys Asplundh.

Sometimes being a good pet owner and a good resident is a juggling act. You love your pet, and, of course, it can do no wrong. But what happens when you walk your dog and pass another resident (whose pet can also do no wrong), and the two dogs clash?

Homeowner Tip of the Month: Keep Cool and Save Money

Cool your home with these energy-saving cooling and air-conditioning tips from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star program. A typical household spends about 20 percent of its energy bills on cooling, the EPA estimates. By improving energy efficiency, you'll be saving electricity, lowering your AC bills and helping to fight climate change.

The Honor Flight Network Honors Veterans

The Honor Flight Network is “a non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure.” Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has provided trips for veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials and other attractions of interest.