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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Land Clearing Wanted
Wanted cheap quick knock down of brush on Oberly.
300' driveway and about 1.5 acre worth. Nothing
fancy or deep. Please call 407-595-5229
Leather living room set
Leather seat and chair excellent condition
hardly use cost $2500 selling for $500. Call tom
@ 407 761 6739
Wanted Brush Clearing\Bobcat Oberly
Wanted quick and reasonably priced knock back of
brush on 200 fee driveway and approx 2 acres of
field on Oberly. Not full tight mow or heavy
clearing just keeping things at bay. Email
email@example.com to discuss.
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Note from the President
A LETTER FROM THE VICE-PRESIDENT
As we enter 2016 let me take the time to reflect back on
2015 which was a very good year for both the Wedgefield
Homeowner’s Association & Wedgefield as a community. The
Wedgefield Community News now goes to every household in
Wedgefield keeping everyone informed as to what is going on
in our community. That helped to increase the turnout at our
last 2 events that the HOA partnered with Firewise to
present. I heard comments from some of the residents that
had been coming to events for years that they didn’t
recognize half the people there. I thought to myself, that’s
a good thing, more residents are getting involved in the
community. The Fall Festival & the pictures with Santa
events were able to be put on because of the hard work of
several of the residents in the community that volunteered.
A special thanks to Ann Breazzano who was the events
coordinator for the HOA. Also, to Phil & Helen Unser &
Evelyn Perez. There were also many more, too many to list.
So now we are moving in to 2016 which hopefully will be
an even better year. The community will benefit from the new
K – 8 school that will open for the next school year. That
should hopefully help us develop more of a sense of
community. Wedgefield is growing, as I write this, according
to the Post Office website, Wedgefield now has 2451
residences. That translates to approximately 7500 residents.
We are out here away from everything else. I tell everyone
that we are ˝ hour from everywhere, but we’re also ˝ hour
My goal when I was elected to the HOA board & initiated
the change in the newsletter to go to every resident was to
develop more of a sense of community here in Wedgefield. I
think I have seen some of that happen by the attendance at
our events & the interaction that I see on various
Wedgefield Facebook pages. Now we need to take the next step
& hopefully get more residents to join & become involved in
the HOA. We’re not the enemy, as a few residents would
proclaim. We’re here to help the community. We will be
having more & nicer events in 2016 & there will be an
advantage to being an HOA member. For instance, at our next
event, the community picnic on March 12th, we will have
several different rides & games for the kids. If you are an
HOA member the rides will be free, if you are not there will
be a small fee as in the past.
We are trying to encourage more residents to join the HOA.
Remember, 100% of the money collected from annual dues goes
back in to the community. The annual dues are only $50. As
we collect more money from new members that money goes right
back in to the community to have more & nicer events. We
could also use some more ideas & more volunteers. We need
new ideas for events & we need more volunteers to make those
events happen. Even if you could donate a few hours of your
time, every little bit helps.
Remember, Wedgefield is our community. Let’s continue to
make it a community that we can all be proud of.
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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
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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 DECEMBER to the present date of
JANUARY 12, 2016 based on Orange County Sheriff’s crime
statistics and individual reports not yet reflected in
the statistics we have had ONE residential Burglary in
the 19,500 Block of REYNOLDS PKY., and 3 Auto burglaries
ONE on QUARTERLY in the 19,500 block and ONE in the
20,500 block of PADDOCK ST and ONE in the 19,500 block
of PALMLAND. I had one call of a White Diesel PU
speeding on Abalone and numerous calls about vandalism
to Christmas lawn decorations. On Face Book there were 2
reports of unlighted items left in dangerous positions
on our streets. A refrigerator on Cornet South of
Oberley, and a Jeep Cherokee parked on PADDOCK just off
of DALLAS unlighted and without tags (I waited 40
minutes for a deputy). We also had a bicycle that had
been left out by a 7 YO and was taken from the front
yard no address given. We also had 2 reports of lost
items, one drone and one aircraft, both were Christmas
As you can see the Face Book NHW site has had some results
in regards of providing useful neighborhood information be
it lost and found or safety items of interest to the
residents. As of this writing we have Seven Hundred and
Sixty members on the site.
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Citizens On Patrol
County Sherriff Jerry L. Demings, Orange County
Fire Rescue Lt. Jamal Afrifa along with Santa
Claus and his many elves (OCSO & OCFR
Volunteers) brought a smile and laughter to many
disadvantaged children during the holiday season
at the annual Santa’s Village event held on
December 19th at the Children’s Safety Village.
included group games, dancing, motorized cars, a bounce
house, lunch and an opportunity to meet and speak with
Santa. Each child was then given a bag with several toys
inside and a photo with Santa.
To see the
children’s smiles and the parent’s heartfelt gratitude was
what made this a very special day for me, as Christmas came
early for these well deserving families.
CLICK Here to see Photos of the Event.
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Calling All Green Thumbs
The Green Thumb Garden Club met for our first meeting of
the New Year on January 7th. Some new members are
Heather Cowley who has land in need of landscaping. She
has interest in container gardening as well as
hydroponics. Carmen Scallan loves to garden, wants to
learn and share. Linda Alberico is another new member
who loves to garden! Cindy McIntire is a returning
member, so glad to have her back! Our program was
provided by Rosemary Curtis. She arranged for Ed Thralls
to come and give a talk on Integrated Insect Control, Ed
Thralls is from The Extension Center. Yard of The Month
was brought up; the hiatus will end on March 1st when
the Yard of the Month will start up again. Kathy Bruce
has agreed to head up that project this year.
Our next meeting will be February 4th, come and join us for
an educational program, enjoy the company of other
gardeners! We will meet at the Country Club meeting room at
11 am. 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
November brings our Yard of the
Month program to an end until next April. The
outstanding address to visit this month is 2794
Babbitt. The owners are Carmen and Arthur Brown who
have been Wedgefield residents since 2004. They moved
from Germany, where Arthur retired from the military.
Looking for warmer weather, they decided on Florida.
Both are avid gardeners and Carmen oversees her yard
And with the results, you will
enjoy seeing roses, butterfly bush, vinca, mums,
geraniums, cannas, amaryllis, gardenias, azalea, night
jasmine, hibiscus and even has time for a vegetable
garden. Their yard must enjoy color all year long!
We enjoyed several other
honorable mentions that you will find at the following
addresses: 2514 Albion, 20477 Netherland, 20722
Melville and 2731 Abbey.
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As this is being written, January 11th, Firewise has not
had their first meeting of the year yet therefore a number
of items on our agenda have not been approved or voted on.
Those items will be decided on Thursday, January 14th at our
first meeting of the year. One of the most important is when
we will hold our evening meetings to accommodate those
Wedgefield residents who work or have daytime commitments.
Our plan is to have an evening meeting every other month,
starting in February. As of today, we have not set the date
for that meeting however if you will check the calendar on
the HOA website it will be posted or you can send an email
to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will keep you
updated. The afternoon meetings, again every other month
starting with January, will be held at 1:30 PM at the Ranger
Drainage District office on the second Thursday. As we
celebrate 16 years as a Firewise Community, it is due to the
support and input of Wedgefield residents and the support of
our partner agencies. This year we want to expand our team
and accomplish more than in the past with more educational
gatherings. We hope you will consider coming to one of our
meetings and helping us accomplish those goals.
I look forward to seeing you at a meeting or an event
this year. Thank you for your support. Mary Prescott, Chair.
email: email@example.com or call me at
4027-273-6933 with questions or suggestions.
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Every Tuesday 10 to 14 girls gather together at a local
restaurant and then we see the latest movie. Not all of
us want to see the same movie. Sometimes 4 of us will
see one and 4 will see another movie. A few do not go to
the movies, they run their errands or go shopping.
During October and November we enjyed Margarita’s
restaurant in Avalon Park, Cooper Hawk, Bahama Breeze,
Appleby’s and Orlando Ale House. The movies we have seen
are: “Bridge of Spies”, “Burnt”, “The Martian”, “The
Peanut Movie”, “Love the Coopers”, “Suffragette” and
“Secret in their Eyes”. If you are interested in sharing
some fun and we celebrate birthdays. One picks a name
and they buy the lunch for them. The birthday girls
wears a hat and get a balloon and cards. At Bahama
Breeze everyone get a piece of cake. If you are
interested contact Nancy Stickrod at
REMEMBER: Today is the youngest day of the rest of our
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Classy Red Hat Ladies
Red Hat Christmas Parties
Submitted by Sylvia Cox.
On December 11th the Classy Ladies gathered at the
Wedgefield Club House.
There were 41 gals dressed in their red hats and purple
clothing. Eleanor McGill, Mary Ann Kiser, Carol Crosby and
Colleen Wollam were the hostesses. Everyone that brought a
Christmas present received one from Santa Claus (Charlie
Descheneaux) who did an outstanding job! We had a delicious
buffet. The birthday girls were Adelaide Catania, Mary Ann
Kiser, Terry Steinke, Jean Terry and Kathy Whitmire. Carol
Crosby presented Sylvia with a beautiful red and silver
bracelet and Eleanor McGill gave her a table runner plus all
of the birthday girls got a table runner. It was a fun time.
A few of us always stay and have good conversation and
On the 16h of
December 44 “Huggable’s Red Hatters” gathered at Dixie
Crossroads. Joan Smith organized the event and did a great
job. We had entertainment by Todd Boque, he did magic tricks
and we were amazed at how he was able to perform the many
tricks. Kathy Bruce, Nancy Stickrod and Sylvia Cox were on
the stage with him helping him with his tricks.
On January 28th
the “Huggable Red Hatters” will meet at “El Leoncito Mexican
Restaurant” in Titusville. Joan Smith and Barbie Crews will
be the hostesses.
On February 19th
Doris Bain, Jean Terry, Donna Powers and Alta Deevers will
the luncheon. They have chosen to dine at Amigo’s in
will inspire you or they will drain you, pick them wisely
Red Hat Society
Several girls have asked me about the “Red Hat Society”. I
belong to two of them
that have joined the society in California. The “Queen” has
to pay $39.00 for the year and each member pays $20.00 a
year to the “Red Hat Society” in California. There is a poem
that says “When I am an old woman, I shall wear a red hat
and purple clothing. The official “Red Hat Society” was
started by Sue Ellen Cooper and a few of her friends in a
tea room in 1998. In 2005 the “Red Hat Society” was over one
million ladies worldwide. If you are over 50 years old you
wear red hats and purple clothing regally! Under 50 years
old you wear pink hats and lavender regally. April 25th is
the official day for the “red Hat Society”. Red Hatters do
not hold meetings, the word is too stuffy. Hattitude is the
proper attitude with a hat.
If you want to be
in the “Red Hat Society” you should be willing and ready to
your purple clothing and your red hat and lots of bling,
glitter, glam and glitz.
That is what belonging to the “Red Hat Society” is all
about. If you have a birthday that month you are encouraged
to wear a red outfit and a purple hat. You can also dress up
in red in February to celebrate Valentine’s Day and also for
Christmas and for the society’s birthday in April. It makes
a public statement that we are not dead and not done. Each
member of the chapter is asked to pay a $5.00 fee once a
year and it is for cards, stamps.
DECREE: A red hat
and purple clothing must be worn to each gathering. Failure
attend 4 gatherings in a row will put your name on the
inactive list. In spite of all the guidelines, have fun, let
loose, chat, eat dessert first, be a little crazy, be a kid
again, eat chocolate, wear fun things get glitzy, wear bling,
take pictures, smile at people, blow bubbles, giggle like a
child, shop, shop. Shop until you drop, do girly stuff and
life, you only live once
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Community Emergency Response Team
Good Bye Hurricane Season – Hello Tornado Season
the Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator
and Eric Oglesby, a meteorologist with the National
Weather Service in Ruskin are warning that January
through March will be prime time periods for tornados in
Central Florida. The El Nino will be one of the
strongest on record. For Florida, Fugate called the El
Nino pattern “basically a conveyor belt for storms”. He
warned that many of the deadly tornados in Florida have
happened in the winter and at night, when people are
sleeping. During an El Nino year, the southern jet
stream is much stronger than normal and the storm track
moves across the southern tier of the U.S.
2, 1997 a tornado hit in Volusia County between midnight
and 1:00 am injuring 22. February 22 & 23, 1998 tornados
hit Osceola, Orange & Seminole between 11:00 pm & 3:00
am leaving 43 dead. Christmas 2005 7 were injured in
Volusia when one hit between 1 pm and 3 pm. The last one
to hit Central Florida did so on February 2, 2007 in
Lake and Volusia leaving 21 dead.
don’t cause tornados but enable them! El Nino’s set the
stage – environmental conditions become more favorable
more often. Central Florida does not have tornado
warning sirens so we must be prepared with weather
radios or weather apps on smart phones because strong
storms and tornados are especially possible this winter.
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