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
join our Homeowner's Association:
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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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Items for Sale
Freezer (Regular price $250) now $95. Crystal
Chandlier (Regular price $400) now $175. Large
parrot cage (Regular price $299) now $99. 2
Curio Cabinets with glass $175 and $125 .
Everything works well. Please call Rose if
interested in any of these items (407) 568-1805
God Bless !!!
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Note from the President
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
I hope this message finds you and your family doing well.
One thing that I believe is that change is one of the
certainties of life and after years as quiet Wedgefield with
little or nothing happening, well things they are a
There are currently at least ten home builders with
active construction in either or both the city and the
estate sections of our community and several have more than
one home underway.
The Ranger Drainage District has a couple of projects
underway; the Lake 11A project on Seaview Street will be
completed by May with properties having an attractive lake
view. Also the storm water relief project from Abalone Blvd
and Yam Street around the commercial property and down Macon
Parkway will begin by the first week in April.
The Family Dollar Store project, at Maxim Parkway and
State Road 520, will begin the third week of March and
should be completed in about sixteen weeks. Also watch for a
notice from Pluris of an informational meeting about some
upcoming construction between the water plant
and Maxim Parkway.
The good news is it appears that our property values are
on the rebound. Have a great month and come see us at the
WHOA Meeting on April 8th at 7:00 pm in the Golf
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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 MARCH to the present date of APRIL
15, 2015 based on Orange County Sheriff’s crime statistics
and individual reports not yet reflected in the statistics
we have had one auto burglary in the 19500 block of Somerset
and 2 Residential Burglaries 1 in the 18,500 block of Starry
Street and 1 in the 3500 block of Dallas.
I am happy to say that after some discussion, one of our
residents was able to create a Wedgefield NHW page in Face
Book and it has been busy with lots of good information.
Current membership exceeds 225 individuals that are
concerned with our security here in Wedgefield. The post
that dealt with the residential burglary on Starry Street
was listed on Face Book. The post was made by an individual
that is like me new to Face Book and obviously is not aware
of our NHW procedures where we call the appropriate OCSO
number 911 if it is in progress or (407) 836 4357 if it is
over with or suspicious and then me at 407-679-6644 (24/7).
The quote is as follows: “New to group but wanted to make
everyone aware of two recent burglaries one starry street on
Easter and one last night. 3 black males in a small U-Haul
and a maroon Cadillac as look out….” Subsequent posts
include a partial license for the U-Haul and it was an
Arizona tag beginning with AE. (NOTE- only one burglary
reported on Starry not 2 as stated in the post).
If any of the suspects are observed remember – no
confrontation just call the appropriate numbers: 911 then me
at (407) 679-6644.
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Citizens On Patrol
Can I Park here or there?
When I am out on patrol I sometimes see vehicles parked in
violation of ORANGE COUNTY ORDINANCE 85-1 CHAPTER 35 and I
may issue a courtesy ticket (warning ticket with no fine) to
let the vehicle owner know that they are in violation.
Occasionally the owner may see me writing a courtesy ticket
and they may ask me if they can park here or there? My
answer will depend on the parking violation I observe and
the situation. The majority of the vehicle owners I have
spoken with are not aware of ORANGE COUNTY ORDINANCE 85-1
CHAPTER 35 and are happy to get an explanation from me of
why they are in violation of the ordinance. The majority of
the vehicle owners are happy to quickly remedy the situation
to prevent a parking ticket.
During my patrols I have noticed that the majority of the
parking violations in Wedgefield are due to vehicles parked
on or blocking sidewalks and vehicles parked on or blocking
the bicycle lane / path.
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Calling All Green Thumbs
The Spring or Vernal Equinox came on March 20th, so we
are in the first month of Springtime in Wedgefield. The
Green Thumb Garden Club met on April 2nd in the Country Club
meeting room. Connie DeVries presented the program on Fern’s
that grow well locally and Garden ornaments. A bottle
tree was one ornament that was very interesting. Connie
brought 2 potted Kimberly ferns for door prizes.
Next month, Rosemary Curtis is preparing a program possibly
on “Gardening for Butterflies”. It is a work in progress, so
whatever the subject we will be pleased. Make plans to
attend on May 7th! We look forward to seeing you there. The
clubhouse makes great lunches and we hope you can stay for
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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.
April Yard of the Month
Once again, we have started the Yard of the Month in
Wedgefield. The Spring flowers have given us quite a few
yards from which to choose a winner. April’s winner is
Maria Black, 2984 Lyndscape, in the reserve. She came to
Wedgefield from Michigan where she retired from Nursing. She
has been in Wedgefield for 10 years. What caught our eyes,
this month, was the use of color in her front yard. Just to
name a few, she grows many orchids, one of which is called a
Poor Man’s orchid, which intrigued the judges. Also, she has
Angel Trumpets, Yellow and Red Crown of Thorns. She has a
lot of success with pineapple, but those were in the back
yard where her porch has a view of a lake. There are three
honorable mentions at the following addresses, which deserve
a drive-by when you are out. 2612 Pine Glen and 2828 Regency
Oak, in the reserve and 9328 Mardi Gras.
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SAFE GRILLING HINTS FROM NFPA
June and July are peak months for
summer grilling fires. Grilling season is a great time of
year for friends and families to have cookouts and tailgate,
but before starting the season, be sure your grill is
working properly and review safety tips, said Lorraine Carli,
vice president of Outreach and Advocacy of NFPA. Propane
gas hose leaks or breaks were the leading factors
contributing to gas grill fires. It is good practice to
check for damage before using it for the first time each
year and to clean and check the entire grill regularly.
According to a 2013 NFPA report on
cooking equipment fires, gas grills were involved in an
annual average of 7200 home fires if 2007 - 2011, while
charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were responsible for
an annual average of 1400 home fires. While gas grills
contribute to a higher of home fires, overall than their
charcoal counterparts, NFPA reminds everyone that all types
of grills pose a risk for fires and burn injuries. More
than one-quarter (27 percent) of home structure grill fires
started on a courtyard, terrace or patio, while 29 percent
started on an exterior balcony or open porch and six percent
began in the kitchen, according to the report.
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If you are interested in joining
an extremely friendly and active group, never a dull
moment, join our “Lunch & Movie Group”. Every Tuesday
ten to fourteen gals gather at different restaurants to
dine, visit and chat.
In March and part of April we dined
at “Eastside Bistro”, “Goodfellows” Italian restaurant,
“Orlando Ale House” and “Ruby Tuesday’s”. The movies we
enjoyed were “Cinderella”, “Do You Believe”, “Focus”, “Run
All Night” and “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”.
All you have to do to join is call
Jan Berglund (407) 568-3313 or Sylvia Cox (407) 568-2410.
Hope to see you soon!
REMEMBER: Savor your food; eating
should not be a timed event.
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Classy Red Hat Ladies
On the 20th of March thirty
“Red Hatters” descended on the Red Lobster restaurant. The
hostesses were Jackie Miner, Joanne Cobbs and Martha Jo
Simpkins. They did a beautiful job decorating, it was St.
Patrick’s theme and there was a lot of green. Each “Red
Hatter” took home candies. There was a green balloon for the
birthday girls, Ann Breazzano, Norma Hallberg, Theresa Jones
and Sylvia Cox. Red Lobster also gave each birthday girl a
delicious chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and they
took the time to sing to each one of us. Ann Breazzano
brought her daughter Roseann to our “Red Hat” luncheon. It
was a lovely luncheon and everyone had a sweet time.
One of our “Red Hatters”, Jackie
Miner’s husband Jim came in 1st place in the Car
Show in February.
In March Sylvia Cox won a trophy at
the Academy Awards party at Terry Steinke’s home. She had 11
correct answers out of 14 Academy Awards winners.
April is our 11th
anniversary for the Classy Ladies. Our next luncheon will be
on the 17th of April at “Amigo’s at Waterford
Lakes at 11:30. We were going to Beef O’Brady’s but the new
restaurant has not opened yet. Our hostesses will be Doris
Bain, Jean Terry and Alta Deevers.
See you there.
REMEMBER: Be generous with your
stuff, once you are gone somebody else is going to get it
On March 14th there was a
Neighborhood Picnic at our Mansfield Park that started at
3:00 pm and a lot of people did not leave until after 10:00
We thank Janis Thaw and Sylvia Cox
for spearheading this great event and also Joel Thaw, Pam
DiMarzio, Evelyn Perez, Megan Elizabeth, Vanda Mueller and
Caryn McGraw for all of their expertise.
There were approximately 200 men,
women and children having a great time visiting one another
and they brought enough chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers,
salads, appetizers and desserts to feed an army.
We thank the Orange County Parks and
Recreation for furnishing a movie (Lego) for the parents and
their children to watch. Everyone said that there had not
been a Neighborhood Picnic in years and so we are going to
organize another one in November.
Thanks to everyone that brought food
and stayed until dark to visit with their neighbors.
REMEMBER: When you stand before God
at the end of your life, I would hope that you would not
have a bit of talent left and that you used everything that
was given to you!
“HUGGABLE’S RED HATTERS”
On April 1st ten of us went to
“Woody’s BarBQ restaurant in Cocoa (old Corky Belle’s site).
We enjoyed Carolina Pork and all of the sides. Saw some of
our “Silly Sassy Sisters” in there and got to visit with
them. Then we went to the Planetarium at the Eastern Florida
State College. We enjoyed the amazing Universe, we took a
roller coaster ride across the universe, we zoomed past
planets, watched the birth and death of stars, flew through
a black hole. The tour included a tour of the evening stars.
Then we saw a show about the mysteries of Egypt, thrilling
flight over the Nile, the world’s longest river.
Joan Smith is the Queen of the group,
Jan Berglund is the Vice Queen, Sylvia Cox and Karyl Ralston
are on the Advisory Board. Our hostesses were Kathy Evans
and Roberta Frost. The door prizes were won by Joan Smith
and Karyl Ralston.
On the 1st of May the “Huggables” are
heading to Kobe’s restaurant at 11:30 on Colonial Drive. The
hostesses will be Jackie Miner and Karyl Ralston
See you in all of the familiar places
REMEMBER: The secret to staying young
is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.
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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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