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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ESTATE SALE STARTING JANUARY 2015
Furniture Security Desk Curio Cabinet Appliances
Lamps Housewares Depression Glasses Sportscards
Comics Vintage comics Parrot cage Bird Cage Toys
Collectible Barbie Dolls AND LOTS MORE. Please
call KATHY at (407)568-1805. Prices are
Negotiable and package deal.
Two well behaved male collarless pit bulls
approximately 1 AM Saturday morning (Dec 6) we
came across two male pit bulls. Well behaved and
playful. If your looking they are at 2258 Baker.
You can contact me at 954-598-4332. They were
fed and out I the elements. Please contact ASAP.
we don't want to turn them in cause of breed and
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Lost and Found
Name: Little Man
Domestic short hair
Solid grey (no tiger stripes) with solid white
splotches & white tip on his tail
13 years old
Very friendly & sweet, but a little shy
Wearing collar & tags
20180 Paddock St
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Bayanihan at Wedgefield
We would like to thank everyone who participated
with our events during 2014 and we wish you and
your family a blessed and healthy New Year.
Christmas Party Appreciation Letter
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During the last half of
NOVEMBER to the present date of DECEMBER 15, 2014 based
on Orange County Sheriff’s crime statistics and
individual reports not yet reflected in the statistics
there has been 1 RESIDENTIAL burglary, on Starry Street
in the 19500 block. Additionally, we had 2 auto
burglaries, one in the 19,400 block of PEABODY ST and
one in the 19,900 Block of QUINELLA ST.
One residential burglary and a
couple vehicle burglaries do not make a crime wave but they
are TOO MANY especially if the vehicles were not locked.
Often residents feel that they do not need to lock vehicles
that are several feet off the roadway in a private yard. The
same recommendations apply in the Estates as they do in the
city “LOCK YOUR VEHICLES”. I received a call on one of the
auto burglaries and several items were taken that had the
owner done as we have recommended the loss would have been
less. Again that advice is “Bag it”. Put those things of
value in a bag and take it into work or at home to eliminate
the opportunity of a theft.
Changing the subject, this
is really the time of year to look back and be thankful that
we live in this GREAT COMMUNITY called WEDGEFIELD. It is one
where neighbors look out for each other and as a result
crime is kept to a minimum in comparison with our neighbors
to the West of us. Also this is because of community
involvement in Neighborhood Watch, the C.O.P. program, and
the excellent support we get from Orange County Deputies,
the Sheriff himself and of course our County Commissioner
Ted Edwards. Special thanks go to our Home Owners
Association for their support of our crime watch program and
the financial support of our youth programs. Ranger
Drainage, not to be missed is also thanked for their
immediate response to safety items that have occurred often
after hours or on weekends, response that prevented
accidents from occurring. Again, it is GREAT to LIVE in
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Citizens On Patrol
SHOPPERS' SAFETY TIPS
• The safety and security of our guests is our primary
• Please be aware that electronics are target items for
• Do not leave valuables purchases unattended in your
vehicle, even for a short period of time.
Lock all doors.
• The trunk of your vehicle is not a safe place to store
• Be mindful of your surroundings.
• If you feel unsafe at any time please contact your local
law enforcement agency by dialing 911.
Since its inception in 1998,
Tow to Go has safely removed more than 20,000 intoxicated
drivers from the roads. The service is designed to be used
as a last resort. It is offered based on availability of AAA
Service Technicians and tow trucks during times of high call
For Tow to Go service, please
call the number provided below for your service area.
Tow to Go Service Area(s)
(855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246
local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location
is provided in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee
and available to both AAA members and non-members
AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home
The Auto Club Group and Bud
Light provide the Tow to Go service to discourage an
intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking
the lives and safety of other motorists. Not only does Tow
to Go remove the intoxicated driver—it also enables AAA and
Bud Light to remind the public to always choose a designated
driver for a safe ride home.
2014 Tow to Go Holiday
Date of Holiday(s)
Days Tow to Go is Provided
Christmas / New Years
December 24th (Wednesday)
December 31st (Wednesday)
December 24th through 6 am on January 1st
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Calling All Green Thumbs
Thumb Garden Club meeting was held on Thursday November
6th. Our hostess was Martha Bradford. Martha contacted
the Orange County extension center for Jennifer Pelham
to do a program on Holiday Plants. Dulce Rodrigues told
the meeting about the Garden Club organizational
meeting, held recently. We elected a new leader, Lee
Breedlove, who will begin serving at the January
Plants that were
presented by Jennifer were, Poinsettia’s, Christmas cactus,
Stromanthe Triostar, and Ornamental Peppers. She also
discussed Kalanchoe and the Desert Rose, a succulent from
Africa. She told us that the Poinsettia was named for the
person who brought the plant to America, Joel Poinsett. She
had a slide show to complement her program. Martha brought
several holiday plants to give out.
December 11th we
will meet at the home of Adelaide Catania. We will bring a
dish to share and a gift which is garden related. If you
plan to attend, please call Adelaide to RSVP, 407-568-0282.
The Green Thumb Christmas party will start at 11:00,
Thursday the 11th. See you there!
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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.
November Yard of the Month
Garden Club Judges this month, were Rosemary Wolfe,
Jackie Miner, and Lee Breedlove. The area to be judged
was Macon Pkwy to Maxim Pkwy and 520 to Bancroft. The
yard that was chosen for Yard of the Month was at 2365
Archer Blvd. Owners, Jackie Finley Carter and her
husband Don. She is a School teacher and Don is retired.
Jackie has lived in Wedgefield since 1975! Judges noted
a nice Elm tree, and an Oak tree, Crape Myrtle, Red
Trumpet vine, coleus, Bird of Paradise. There was also
Pinta, Jatropha’s, Texas sage, and varieties of Lilies.
The back yard is just as beautiful as the front yard.
the judges took favorable notice were 20208 Marlin, 2255
Bagdad and 2221 Amberly. Thanks to all the homeowners
who take care of their properties! This is the last Yard
of the Month until after winter. When spring arrives,
remember the Yard of the Month will be out again!
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FIREWISE WISHES ALL OF YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Please remember with the shortage of rain in this area that
an abundance of fuel is being created and a simple
spark could start a fire. Things like the careless
toss of a match or cigarette, parking on the grass, or a
spark from a grill could start a fire that could move
quickly around your home. Please be careful.
We hope everyone enjoyed the Open House at the Fire Station
with Santa on December 13th. There was a good turn out
to meet the firemen and Santa. Thank you to everyone
who donated cookies and helped make the event a success.
Our next event is the Annual Car Show and Chili Cook Off,
currently scheduled for Saturday, February 21st.
We are still working out the details. If you would
like to help or participate, please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mary at 407-273-6933.
We will need assistance in setting up, directing traffic and
show cars, and selling raffle tickets, t-shirts and wrist
bands. Any assistance will be greatly
appreciated. Mark your calendar and don't miss this
great annual event.
Thank you Wedgefield residents for your support. Mary
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Our Group meets every Tuesday for a delicious lunch and
an enjoyable movie. The restaurants we enjoyed are:
“Longhorn”, “Bahama Breeze”, “Appleby’s” and “Olive
The movies we have seen are “Hunger Games”, “Beyond the
Lights”, “Horrible Bosses” and “The Big Hero”.
If anyone is interested in joining us, please contact Jan
Berglund (407) 568-3313 or Sylvia Cox (407) 568-2410.
REMEMBER: When you go to bed, give your troubles to God. He
is up all night anyway.
Classy Red Hat Ladies
On November 21st there were 29 “Red Hatters”
at Romano’s Macaroni Grill”. The hostesses were Eleanor
McGill, Colleen Wollam, Carol Crosby and Mary Ann Kiser.
Everyone got a sack of candy to take home and the
winners of the door prizes were Jackie Miner, Bea
Christensen, Marty Fioramanti and Rosemary Wolfe. Our
visitors were Charlotte Burgess, Rosemary Curtis and
Donna Powers. We had 6 Birthday Gals. Each received a
birthday hat and a horn. We sang “Happy Birthday” to
them. The birthday girls were: Nancy Adams, Dottie
Kaiser, Nancy Runyan, Nancy Stickrod and Helen Unser.
On December 12th the “Red Hatter” will head to
“Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club for a buffet. The
hostesses are Linda Descheneaux, Kelly Crosby, Nancy Crosby
and Nancy Adams.
The “Huggable Red Hatters” enjoyed “Grandpa’s Steak House”
in October. In November we enjoyed “Lone Cabbage” where we
had Catfish, Frog Legs and Gator Meat. A few of us were
going to ride the airboats but it was a cold and rainy day
but we had a great time. The hostesses were Betty Eastmoore
and Sylvia Cox. They furnished the door prizes. There was 10
of us and we sat outside and enjoyed the view.
On December 19th, 30 of us will be heading to
“Dixie Crossroads” and we will be entertained by eight women
who call themselves the “Bed Pan Band”. They will sing and
dance for us. Everyone is bringing a gift to exchange. In
November we went to a play and dined at “Shiloh’s”.
On the 14th of December 6 “Red Hatters” have
tickets to see the “Christmas Story” at the Titusville
Playhouse and then plan to dine at “Cracker Jack’s on the
Indian River in Titusville.
See you in all the familiar places. Sylvia
REMEMBER: What I love about “Red Hatters” is that this group
keeps reminding me that everything is connected. Somehow,
someway, it all fits together. I find comfort in this idea.
WELCOME NEW “RED HATTERS”
Rosemary Curtis enjoyed her 1st “Red Hat” luncheon at
Macaroni Grill; she is now one of us. She has been living in
Wedgefield for 4 years. She retired from the Federal
Government with the Dept. of Veteran Affairs. Richard and
Rosemary moved from Merritt Island and love it here. She and
her husband have started their own business “”Compass Rose
Travel Agency” and work from home. She belongs to our Bunco
Club and the “Green Thumb Garden Club”. They have 2
daughters and 6 grandchildren. A perfect day for Rosemary
would be hanging out with her grandchildren. Welcome to our
Adelaide Catania joined our “Red Hatters” in September.
She and Charlie have been living here for 3 ½ years. They
hail from Michigan where they lived for 37 years. They have
2 children: one is a Lawyer and the other is a Police
Officer. Her hobbies are baking, cooking and gardening. She
loves to go out for dinner. She plays Bunco and also belongs
to the “Green Thumb Garden Club”. We have had our garden
club Christmas parties at her home for 2 years. We welcome
REMEMBER: We are retired and on a long coffee break.
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Community Emergency Response Team
On Saturday October 11th, 21 members of the Wedgefield
CERT group met with Mr. Jack Tracy of the Florida Health
Department who is in charge of the Orange County
Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP). Mr.
Tracy introduced the team to Mr. Jim Mauney and his wife
Kim. Mr. Mauney is a Professional Trainer who has
trained Firemen, Law Enforcement Personnel as well as
numerous CERT groups and Kim is a Certified EMT who is
currently employed by the Corrections Department.
Mr. Mauney went into detail about the various parts of a
NEPP and CERT components from the Incident Command thru
the teams in the field and how they all blend together.
He led the attendees through a simulated tornado in
Wedgefield in a table top exercise and then explained
how good record keeping is extremely helpful to the Fire
Department personnel and other professional responders.
He put the attendees through some very interesting team
building exercises and worked on radio communication
The entire day was interesting, informative and
motivating. This is just one more part of the training
that the volunteers do so that they are ready to help
their neighbors and the other residents of Wedgefield in
the event of a disaster.
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