The Wedgefield community is diverse in both age and culture
and offers a great atmosphere for enjoying the natural
beauty and great weather of Central Florida.
We encourage you to visit Wedgefield and have lunch at the
Club House and get to know some of the people that call
Your neighbors would like to invite you to
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Section 4.7 Signs
No signs of any type shall be displayed to public
view on the Lots or any portion thereof without the
prior written consent of the Association, except the
A. One "For Sale" sign or "For Rent" sign per Lot;
provided the sign is no larger than two (2) feet by
two (2) feet;
B. Political signs are permitted during election
periods and must be removed immediately after the
C. Builder's signs for models and offices: and
D. Commercial Business signs on vehicles are
E. Garage Sale Signs, not to exceed three days and must
be removed immediately after the event concludes
From the Orange County Code Enforcement Website
“Private signs may never
be placed within the public right-of-ways unless
approved by Orange County. Signs may be removed without
warning by County workers and those placing such signs
are subject to fines. The county picks up over 100,000
signs each year.”
will specify that the “Save Wedgefield” signs are not
considered to be “political signs”. If you are
concerned about the presence of these signs, or any
other illegally placed signs, be proactive and take some
action. If it’s your neighbor ask them to remove
it. Call Orange County Code Enforcement
(407-836-3111) and report the violation and ask that the
signs be removed. If the signs are on private
property call any of the WHOA Directors and report the
address so we can take appropriate action.
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Moving to Wedgefield-Sale
End Up Loft Bed System--$550. Includes Twin
Mattress Bed Board Ladder Desk Caster Chair Two
Classic Half Book Shelves. Can be seen in person
on Sat. Oct. 3rd at Cypress Lakes Community
Garage Sale. Must Transport. Cash only. Can be
seen at www.thisendup.com
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Note from the President
I have a
request for all residents in the community it doesn’t
matter if you own, lease or rent. Please take a walk to
the street side of your property and take a good look.
Do you see things that need attention and/or that you
would not like to live next? Many of you have live in
Wedgefield longer than my nine years and keep your
property beautiful, but some people have created areas
that look like the Bithlo junk yards. This is not fair
to the other residents and in most cases violates at
least one of the restrictive covenants which we all are
subject too. Please take some corrective action before
we need to go to an enforcement action.
regularly from residents that I was here first and I
don’t care about the restrictions, but we all live
together in this beautiful community. We need to take
personal responsibility to see that we do our part to
keep it that way. This is a community if you chose to be
involved that’s great, if you don’t that’s fine, but
don’t drag the community down.
and I spend a inordinate amount of time much of it in
negative conversation about what are the Restrictive
Covenants and who is subject to them, the full text can
be found at www.wedgefieldhomeowners.com by clicking on
“Rules and Restrictions” in the upper left.
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Bayanihan at Wedgefield
Bayanihan - a Filipino word
meaning community spirit, cooperation and unity.
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
– a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the
We would like to invite you to the following
Free Events to learn more about the diverse Asian & Pacific
Wednesday, May 6th from
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
Orlando City Hall Rotunda -
400 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801.
Registration for Each
Attendee is Required to Attend this Event. This is a FREE Event but due
to security and limited space at the City Hall, registration is required
to attend. Each person attending must register. If you have guests,
you need to register each guest individually for security purposes.
Follow this LINK to RSVP.
Saturday, May 30th from 11
am - 4 pm
Orlando Fashion Square
3201 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32803
entertainment, arts, crafts and Asian Ethnic food featuring China, India,
Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and
April - May Newsletter
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This Month Neighborhood Watch Information will
continue to be published in an ongoing effort to keep
our community informed on crime watch matters.
During the last half of AUGUST to
the present date of SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 based on Orange
County Sheriff’s crime statistics and individual reports
not yet reflected in the statistics we have had 5 auto
burglaries, ONE in the 20200 block of MAXIM PKWY, ONE in
the 20100 block of QUINELLA, TWO in the 19500 block of
SEAVIEW, and ONE in the 20500 Block of MACON. And we had
a total of 2 RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES. One in the 18800
block of SABAL, One in the 4200 Block of BANCROFT.
Again, I did not receive timely calls on any of the
reports so I have no additional information. As long as
calls are not being made to me we have no information
regarding method of entry or items taken. Additionally,
Sunday 9/6/15 9 or more mail boxes were damaged on
5 Auto burglaries in the period of
30 days tells me that we continue to leave our cars
unlocked. 3 of the 5 were in the Estates so the theft is
spread out between City and Estates. I got a email from
OCSO that said tell your residents to lock their cars.
HELLO, THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE SAID IN NEWS LETTERS AND AT
HOA MEETINGS FOR THE PAST 10 (TEN) YEARS. I responded
back with the statement that I will also encourage
parents to INVENTORY their CHILDREN’S ROOMS for items
that may have been taken from the unlocked vehicles.
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Citizens On Patrol
Wondering what you can do to prevent from
becoming a victim? This month’s article will
provide tips for protecting your home.
you were locked out of your house, would you
still be able to get in? Maybe you keep an
unlocked window in the back, or a hidden key in
your mailbox or on top of a window ledge?
may think this is a good idea, but guess what?
If you can break in, so can a burglar! One out
of six homes will be burglarized this year. For
a small amount of time and money, you can make
your home more secure and reduce your chances of
being a victim.
CHECK THE LOCKS
you know that in almost half of all completed
residential burglaries, thieves simply breezed
in through unlocked doors or crawled through
sure every external door has a sturdy, well
installed dead bolt lock. Key-in-the-knob lock
alone are not enough.
glass doors can offer easy access if they are
not properly secured. You can secure them by
installing commercially available locks or
putting a broomstick or dowel in the inside
track to jam the door. To prevent the door being
lifted off the track, drill a hole through the
sliding door frame and the fixed frame. Then
insert a pin in the hole.
double-hung windows with key locks or “pin”
windows by drilling a small hole into a 45
degree angle between the inner and outer frames,
then insert a nail that can be removed. Secure
basement windows with grilles or grates.
of hiding keys around the outside of your home,
give an extra key to a neighbor you trust.
you move into a new house or apartment, rekey
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Calling All Green Thumbs
and Adelaide Catania were resourceful when a change in
program necessitated a new one. They presented a program
on Orchids on short notice! They talked about the
growing care of orchids and emphasized filtered sun
lighting requirements. They recommended a frequent
application of diluted orchid fertilizer and to water
when dry, about every 10 days is suggested. Two
Phalenopsis orchids were given as door prizes.
Connie DeVries and Martha Bradford won!
Our next meeting will be October 1st, we will meet at
the Country Club meeting room. We are able to meet here
if most of us stay to eat lunch. So plan to stay! Sylvia
Cox will be our presenter and she has asked Jennifer
from the Orange County Extension Center to talk about
flowers in the fall garden, perennials etc., which will
do well in Fall temperatures. There will be discussion
about the Holiday Party, which is our December 2nd
meeting. This is a great time to join the Garden Club,
Come on out!
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Yard of the
Yard of the Month Program - Voting began in April,
during the first week of the month. Judging will be done by
3 people on a criteria of the best yards viewed and voted on
during the viewing time. A yard sign will be awarded to the
winning yard. That sign will be picked up and presented to
the next month's winner.
September Yard of the Month
winner is Aurora Lovera and family, 19115 Sheldon
The Yard of
the Month Committee for September had a very easy
decision. As soon as we saw the beautiful landscaping,
complete with a large pond, rock waterfall and small
rectangular gazebo with seating for two in the front
yard, we knew Aurora Lovera’s property at 19115 Sheldon
was our winner. As luck would have it, she was outside
working on her gardens with her daughter-in-law and
granddaughter when we drove up with the sign. She was
warm and welcoming and invited us to see her back yard
gardens as well. When you approach this property from
the street, the first thing you notice is the large
beautiful Bismarck Palms through the red brick and black
wrought iron fencing that surrounds the property. Mrs.
Lovera stated that her gardens really look their best in
April, but we found many beautiful and colorful
plantings in her yard in spite of the summer heat. There
were roses blooming, Crown of Thorns, Bee Balm,
begonias, orchids, including a stunning spider orchid,
and cactus and echeveria. One of the small garden areas
in a corner of the pool enclosure featured a small date
palm as the backdrop for some unusual rocks with Crown
of Thorns growing out of them and echeveria and a purple
phalaenopsis orchid to complete the arrangement. Mrs.
Lovera was born in the Dominican Republic and has been a
Florida resident for 23 years. She and her husband were
married for 52 years before he passed away in September
of last year. They built this home in Wedgefield as a
replica of the home they owned for many years in Long
Island, New York, where she worked as a professional
There were several beautiful yards in this area that
deserve honorable mention: 20439 Sheldon, 19232
Somerset, 20551 Starry and 20859 Reynolds are also
nicely landscaped and maintained yards.
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beginning to be in the air and even though we have a lot
of rain, we must always be prepared for a wildfire in
Wedgefield. We are a rural area (wildland/urban
interface), with many uncleared lots in our midst plus
heavily wooded areas on each of our four sides. The
majority of the fires that have occured in Wedgefield
were caused by lightning however some have been from
arson, usually not intentional such children playing
with fire or carelessness with matches and grills. So
please be careful. Clear off pine needles, dead leaves
from rooflines, gutters, decks, porches and along fence
lines, that way if a fire is nearby the falling embers
will have nothing to burn. Trim your shrubs and any
overhanging branches. If ordered to evacuated, do so,
making sure all windows and doors are closed tightly and
seal up any pet doors. Many homes are destroyed by
embers entering these openings. Be Prepared for when a
Wildfire occurs in our neighborhood. For more
information, visit our Facebook page or go to
booth at the Fall Festival for free literature and have
your questions answered. There will be several speakers
during the day, including representatives from Emergency
Management, Orange County/University of Florida
Extension Service, and Wedgefield Firewise. We look
forward to meeting you at this fun day in the park.
Fire Prevention Week Oct
4th - 10th
'Hear the Beep Where You Sleep'.
Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm.
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10 to 14 girls meet at local restaurants and see the
Some decide to skip the movie and shop until they drop.
In August and September we enjoyed “Fresh to Go”,
“Longhorn”, “Chili’s” and “Cheddars”.
The movies we saw were “No Escape”, “War Room”, “The
Gift” and “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”.
If you are
new in Wedgefield and would like to meet some friendly
and fun girls, all you have to do is is e-mail
REMEMBER: You’ll know the people that feed your soul
because you will feel
good after spending time with them.
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Classy Red Hat Ladies
On the 21st
of August 36 “Red Hatters” descended on “Beef O’
We have not had that many girls in a few years at
Christmas time. We had a glorious time! Terry Steinke,
Norma Hallberg, Joan Smith and Marilyn Eagen were the
hostesses. The visitors were Betty Hudick, Kathy Evans,
Charlotte Burges, Sharon May, Rose Gonzalez and Martha
Cox. Martha enjoyed it so much that she wants to join
us. She belonged to a group in Union Park but that group
folded. She has her red hat and purple clothing. Our
door prizes were won by Jackie Miner, Mary Ann Kiser,
Marty Fioramanti, Donna Powell and Helen Unser. Everyone
left with a pearl necklace, a lovely fan and Peacock
feathers. A few liked them so much that they left with 5
or 6 Peacock feathers. The birthday girls were Connie
DeVries and Joan Smith. Each got a “Birthday Hat” and a
horn and red beads. Terry Steinke led us in a game
called “Language of the Fan”. We had to guess what the
fan is telling us when you deploy the fan around your
face. Five of us stayed for dessert and visited with the
owner and one another.
18th we are heading to the “Outback” restaurant. The
hostesses will be Paula Harris, Connie Shepherd, Jan
Berglund and Theresa Jones.
On October 16
the hostesses will be Nancy Stickrod, Dottie Kiser and
Sylvia Cox. Our luncheon will be held at the “Blue
Heron” restaurant in Titusville inside the “Great
Outdoors”. There is a new General Manager (David Miles).
He is from England and real friendly and helpful. We
have checked it out several times and we will have a
private room. Our menu will be a House Salad with
Balsamic dressing, Escallop of Chicken with rice and
asparagus. Our dessert will be Biscuit Glace, Chocolate
Ganache, Tea and Coffee included for $15.00. Tax and Tip
See you in
all the familiar places – Sylvia
REMEMBER: None of us are getting out of here alive: Eat
the delicious food, be silly, be weird and be loving.
“HUGGABLE RED HATTERS”
On September 24th the “Huggable Red Hatters” will be
celebrating their 1st
anniversary. We will be having a Birthday Party at the
Wedgefield Golf and Country Club. The hostesses will be
Joan Smith, Jan Berglund, Karyl Ralston and Sylvia Cox.
We will wear our birthday colors which will be a purple
hat and a red outfit, just the opposite of a regular
meeting. We will order from the menu. We have 18 members
and 8 members from the “Classy Ladies”.
On the 26th
of August we enjoyed the “Tea World” in Titusville.
There were 12 of us. Then a few of us went to the
Antique Mall to shop. On the 30th of August eleven of us
enjoyed the Titusville Playhouse; the play was “The
Little Mermaid” (Ariel) who longed to leave her ocean
home; it is a lonely love story for all ages. Then we
dined at “El Leonci Mexican Restaurant”. On August 13th
Joan Smith and Sylvia Cox traveled to Melbourne to dine
with the “Black Hatters”. We wear black hats, black
clothing and lots of bling. There were 26 “Black
Hatters” at the “Brazilean Restaurant”. They brought
skewers of steak, chicken, pork and ham to our tables.
You could eat as much as you wanted.
September19th we are going to a “Talk Like a Pirate”
luncheon at the “Lobster Shanty” in Cocoa Beach.
Everyone will dress like a pirate and there will be a
prize for the best costume. – Sylvia
Life is short – eat dessert first!
“HISTORY OF WEDGEFIELD”
Submitted by: Sylvia Cox
of the neighborhood plays a vital part in the identity
of its residents. If you have lived in the neighborhood
for many years, the neighborhood history is a heartfelt
reminder of days gone by. If you have just come to call
the neighborhood home, it is a way to learn more about
the new neighborhood you have just joined. We would love
nothing more than to be able to share the history of the
neighborhood name with all who reside there.
Lutheran Church purchased the first church site in
“Rocket City”. They bought 5.7 acres and were waiting
for 100 homes to be built but about that time, “Rocket
City” went into bankruptcy. Magna was started in
December 1977 by Bankers Life and Casualty Company to
manage, develop and market properties in which they had
an interest. Magna owned “Cape Orlando Estates”, “Avon
Park Estates”, “Compass Lake Hills”, “Rolling Hills” and
“Rolling Ranch”. To serve “Cape Orlando” 6,800 acres, 81
miles of streets, paved to Orange County specifications
were built at an estimated 1978 cost of $4,500,000.00.
The water and sewer plants were providing service to 34
occupied homes as well as the Country Club. Being
designed were $2,000,000.00 of new water and sewer
facilities that would be able to serve 1,500 additional
homes. The total construction and development costs for
1978 alone exceeded $8,000,000.00. The most easily seen
improvement was on the 7,000 yard, 18 hole, par 72
Country Club Golf Course. In 1978 an average of over 200
golfers were using the golf course each weekend.
If you know some interesting things that you would like
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Community Emergency Response Team
CERT was well represented at the annual “Hurricane Expo”
on Saturday, June 6th at the Fairgrounds thanks to Cindy
Bethoney, Howie Torres, Victor Alzona and Phil and Helen
Unser. We were joined by a group from Apopka who had
graduated in April. This year, the CERT booth was the
first booth inside the doors so we had a crowd of people
stop by for goodies (flashlights, whistles, band aid
holders) and information.
We owe a big
“Thank You” to Harwell “Quill” Quillian for constructing
and hanging the doors on the shelves in the pavilion at
the park. Thanks to him, much of our gear is now stored
there under lock and key. This place was chosen because
we will set up our command post in the park should we
have a hurricane or other disaster.
been given a start date for the next CERT training
session so if anyone is interested in taking the course
please contact Helen Unser at firstname.lastname@example.org. The
course will take 3 hours a week for 6 to 8 weeks and
will cover Light Search & Rescue, Light Fire
Suppression, Medical Operations (assessment, treatment &
hygiene), Disaster Operations (triage & treating life
threatening injuries) and many other very useful skills.
CERT = PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE
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