A 55+ Community in N. Fort Myers, Florida

March - April 2020

Edition No. 8

Welcome!

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Manager's Corner
 

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As we swing into spring here at Del Tura, there are so many new developments underway. With exciting news regarding our six-home site expansion plan, it seems our community is growing. Keep reading for more information!

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Manager's Corner

Fred

Throughout 2019, Hometown America and our engineers worked diligently with Lee County to obtain the required development orders necessary to proceed with the six-home site development expansions on Avenida Escorial. We are happy to say this development order was approved earlier this year.

Over the past few months, the permitting process with local utility companies has begun. Based on recent updates, this step of the process should be completed by the end of spring.

As we finally break ground, underground utility work is expected to begin sometime over the summer. Assuming no unforeseen delays, the six sites are anticipated to be ready for new homes by the end of the year.

With the exception of the removal of an older home and replacing it with a newer model in the future, this will be the last opportunity to purchase a new home within Del Tura.

Just as the tropical paradise of Florida flourishes and grows in the springtime, it’s exciting to see our community follow suit! On behalf of Hometown America and the entire Del Tura staff, we wish you a healthy and active spring!

For further information regarding this project, feel free to stop by the management office or call (239) 731-3433.

Sincerely,

Fred Taylor
Community Manager

Daylight Saving Time

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It’s time to spring forward! Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. Remember to set your clocks ahead by one hour.

Food

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Feed Your Brain

The food we eat has an impact on our entire body – including the brain. When it comes to our mental health, we all want to stay as focused as we can. Keep yourself sharp with these nutritious and tasty foods.

Happy Updates
 

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Our community is truly an amazing place. Though our beautiful homes and amenities are reason enough to live here, it’s our residents who make this community something more, a family. Keep reading for a feel-good story that recently happened right here at Del Tura.

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Happy Updates

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Our community is an amazing place. Though our beautiful homes and amenities are reason enough to live here, it’s our residents who make this community something more, a family.

Each year the HOA has a holiday lighting and decoration contest for our community. This year, residents Anthony and Sheila Double won first place for their fantastic yard decorations and won the grand prize of $100.

Shortly after receiving their prize money, the Doubles stopped by the management office to speak to Community Manager, Fred, in private. Anthony and Sheila were grateful for their prize, but wanted to give the money to a resident who was deserving and would greatly appreciate it. Being that Del Tura is a large community, the Doubles needed help to make that happen.

After a great deal of consideration, the gift was given to a resident who has gone above and beyond for other residents over the span of many years, and now it was their turn to receive some generosity. When the Double’s gift was passed along to the resident, she was overcome with tears and said she was forever grateful for their kindness.

Anthony and Sheila did this privately, and by no means had any goal of seeking recognition for their act of kindness. Their warm heart and display of anonymous kindness is why we are happy to have them here as a part of our Del Tura family!

Upcoming Events
 

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Here at Del Tura, there’s always something exciting going on. From golf tournaments for a good cause to outdoor movies, you definitely won’t want to miss any of our upcoming events. Read on for the full schedule.

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Upcoming Events

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Outdoor Movie- New Release Movie TBD
Wednesday, March 4 at 6:15 p.m.
9th Hole of South Course

Comedy Hypnosis & Merchant Silver
Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
Starlight Ballroom
For details and tickets, please contact the Del Tura HOA office in person or at (239) 731-3461.

Partners for Breast Cancer Golf Tournament- Six Person Hit & Sit Scramble
Saturday, March 21
For more information, please contact the Del Tura HOA office in person or at (239) 731-3461.

Country (Kenny Hess)
Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
Starlight Ballroom
For details and tickets, please contact the Del Tura HOA office in person or at (239)-731-3461.

Capital Improvements

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Just as many of you have been conducting spring cleaning in your homes, here at Del Tura, we’ve been doing some spring cleaning of our own. As April showers bring May flowers, they might also bring some flooding. Keep reading to see how we’ve been combating this.

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Capital Improvements

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Just as many of you have been conducting spring cleaning in your homes, here at Del Tura, we’ve been doing some spring cleaning of our own.

For many years, the overall community drainage systems worked properly according to their original design. However, 2017 was an unusual year as Del Tura experienced two 100-year storm events within a four-week period. The first was during August where Del Tura received over 18 inches of rain within a 72-hour period. With the pond levels high during rainy season, this type of 100-year event is considered abnormal and caused severe flooding issues outside of Del Tura and in the surrounding local area. The second unusual storm was Hurricane Irma a few weeks later in September. Irma was a category 3 hurricane, and when it passed through our area it brought torrential downpours. Both of these storms were abnormal to any standard and caused street flooding in Phase 1 on the south side of our community.

The day after Hurricane Irma struck, Hometown America’s president, Stephen Braun, and Florida regional manager, Gena Paugh, visited the community in person. During their visit, they went through the community and observed the flooding that had occurred. Both approved action to be taken through discussion with our engineer, prompting him to do an evaluation and determine what steps could be taken to minimize community road flooding during future abnormal storms.

In 2018, our engineer and Del Tura staff met with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) to begin this process. Paperwork was submitted to SWFWMD to obtain the required permit to make modifications to the two concrete control boxes. These modifications would allow a higher volume of water to outflow from the community lakes to the ditch.

Once the SWFWMD permit was in place, our next step was to submit the paperwork to obtain the required Lee County Development Order. In October 2019, Lee County approved the development Order.

A scope of work was provided to potential vendors in order to obtain required bids and an appropriate vendor was subsequently selected. GL Johnson LLC was the company hired to complete this project. We are happy to announce this project was complete in January 2020!

These improvements and modifications do not guarantee Del Tura’s roads will not experience some level of street flooding during an abnormal/excessive storm, though it will greatly reduce and limit the amount of street flooding that occurs during such a storm.

We would like to take a moment to thank our regional and corporate office for providing our on-site staff with the resources required to continue to maintain and improve Del Tura!

Your Health

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What's Up, Doc?

This time of year, has many people opting to switch up their healthcare providers. Whether it’s due to a new medical plan or the need to change to a specialist, people are researching doctors online more than ever before. Make sure you’re researching the right way with these best practices.

Sales Update
 

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Looking to sell your home? While we’re sad to see you go, we’re here to help with every step along the way. Through professional advertising and a team to handle the paperwork, our specialists are committed to getting you the most for your home. Stop by the sales office to learn more or call the sales team at (239) 731-3330.

Rules & Regulations

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While our goal here at Del Tura is to provide our residents with a fun care-free lifestyle, we also like to ensure that it doesn’t come at the expense of others. If you’ve never seen our community rules and regulations before, or just want a quick refresher, please keep reading.

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Rules & Regulations

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While our goal here at Del Tura is to provide our residents with a fun and care-free lifestyle, we also like to ensure that it doesn’t come at the expense of others. This segment of the newsletter is a way for management to provide residents with friendly reminders of the community’s rules and regulations. These rules are in place so all residents can enjoy a quiet and peaceful environment and reads as follows:

RESIDENT CONDUCT:

A. Noise or conduct which management finds objectionable, which disturbs the peaceful enjoyment of the community by neighbors, is a nuisance to other residents, or constitutes a breach of the peace is prohibited. Loud noises, annoying parties, and abusive or profane language is not permitted at any time in the community. All residents and guests must conduct themselves in an orderly fashion and must ensure that their pets behave in such a manner as not to annoy, disturb, or interfere with other occupants of the community. Residents are requested to keep noise levels to a minimum, especially between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Noise, which can be heard outside of your lot, is considered too loud. Complaints filed with management by other residents concerning noise or disturbances caused by another resident or resident's guests shall be considered as evidence of a violation of these rules and regulations.

B. No alcoholic beverages or narcotics are to be consumed in the common areas of the community. No "alcoholic beverages", as defined in Section 561.01 (4) (a) Florida Statutes, may be used or consumed on or in any common area or recreational facility of the community. However, such consumption or use may be allowed for resident-sponsored functions or activities upon prior written consent of community management. Such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. No smoking is allowed in any common area buildings.

C. Residents will be held responsible for their guest's conduct. Guests may not sleep in vehicles or motor homes.

D. Residents, members of resident's household, resident's guests or any other persons under resident's control on the premises with resident's permission or consent shall not engage in unlawful manufacture, distribution, use, or storage of a controlled substance, at any location, whether on or near the dwelling unit, premises or otherwise.

E. Trespassing on the lots of other residents is prohibited. All residents and their guests should refrain from cutting through other residents' lawns, especially when going to or coming from recreational areas.

Unique Antiques
 

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We’ve all heard the saying “some things just get better with age,” and there’s nothing like an antique to truly bring that saying to life. Purchasing antiques has never been easier. Keep reading to learn where you can obtain your next discussion piece.

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Unique Antiques

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We’ve all heard the saying “some things just get better with age,” and there’s nothing like an antique to truly bring that saying to life. Regardless of whether you’ve been trying to find something similar to a friend’s piece or want to branch out with something of your own, it’s never been easier to purchase antiques online and have them show up right to your door.

Extend beyond your everyday décor – every antique piece has a story behind it. When you add this type of treasure to your home, its story becomes yours and makes for great a conversation piece for when family and guests come to visit.

If you’re already an antique connoisseur, you’re probably well versed on the fact that quality antiques are hard to find. Searching for that perfect piece takes a great deal of time, effort, and digging through flea markets and consignment shops. However, online shopping has changed the game and the piece you’ve been longing for is just a few clicks away.

It’s really that easy! Kick back, relax, and find that special element that will bring your space that much closer to perfection.

Home & Garden

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Back and Blooming

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your closets, but for your garden too! No matter what is in your flower beds, everything will need some TLC after the cold winter months. To keep your plot in tip-top shape, check out these 12 essential tips.

Catch the Latest Flick

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Looking for a new binge-worthy show, a movie to watch with the grandkids, or wanting to see what all the new film’s hype is about? There’s great content at your fingertips. Keep reading to learn how you can stay updated on the latest and greatest in film and television.

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Catch the Latest FLick

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Looking for a new binge-worthy show, a movie to watch with the grandkids, or wanting to see what all the new film’s hype is about? There’s great content at your fingertips. From Netflix to the theaters near you, there’s never been a better time to be entertained.

Popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and many more are constantly updated with new content. For those who prefer watching their shows on traditional cable, check out T.V. Guide for an up-to-date schedule for all favorite shows and maybe even acquire your next obsession. If you’re looking to get out of the house to catch a movie, Fandango posts current theater listings and times, lets you buy tickets, and gives critic ratings on all the latest films.

With all of these resources, boredom is a thing of the past. So grab some friends, butter your popcorn, and settle in for a night of entertainment, no matter where you are or what you’re in the mood for.

Come Socialize
 

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Join us on social media through Facebook to stay updated, see pictures from the latest community event, and connect with neighbors. Our community page is also a great place to learn about sales specials and enter fun contests. Follow us today!

SafeHaven Insurance

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Hometown America is proud to promote SafeHaven National Insurance Agency, specializing in coverage for manufactured homeowners and renters. Many companies are difficult to work with or do not write policies that provide adequate protection for prefabricated homes. Make sure you are dealing with an insurance company that offers competitively priced policies and the protections important to you. Visit SafeHaven online or call 1-800-536-8999 for a quote.

Travel

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Riding the Rails

There was once a time when more people opted to travel via train than airplanes. While planes are still popular in their own right, scenic train rides are becoming the new way to take a quick and scenic vacation. Rediscover the love of locomotive travel with these 6 unforgettable trips.

 
 
 

Entertainment & Leisure

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Money Saving Activities

After spoiling your loved ones during the holidays, it’s time to save money and revisit your budget. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with friends and family! Try entertaining them with these easy activities to do on a budget.