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With spring in bloom, April was full of activities. And there’s much more around the corner! Read on for upcoming events and fresh outdoor spaces in Saddlebrook Farms.
The Saddlebrook Farms Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Lake Lodge. All Saddlebrook residents are invited. We will be serving pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, and orange juice. Read on for details.
As the seasons change, so do our tastes. We crave fresh ingredients, herbs, and fruitier flavors. If you are planning pool parties or gatherings, make sure your cocktails match the seasonal preference. Town and Country Magazine shares innovative drink recipes, while this piece by The Spruce shares advice on excellent, easy-to-prep pairings.
Got a lot going on this spring and summer? Save time and energy by signing up for the Saddlebrook Farms E-Z Pay program to have your monthly rent payment automatically deducted on the third of each month, and for the chance to win a $50 gift card. Read more for details.
Saddlebrook Farms’ Adopt-a-Highway is on Thursday, May 24 at 10 a.m. Arrive at the Lake Lodge at 9:45 for coffee and donuts. We will be cleaning Peterson Road, from Alleghany Road to Route 60. Vests, gloves, and bags will be provided. Please dress for the weather. If you’d like to participate, please call the Community Office at (847) 223-2212.
The Community Office will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Garbage and recycling will be delayed one day and instead will be picked up on Thursday, May 31 along with yard waste. Have a safe holiday.
In the battle against the ticking clock, it’s interesting to see different perspectives on what keeps folks young. A great wonder is how on the Greek island of Ikaria, one in three make it to their 90’s and rarely have illnesses. Ikarian and author, Diane Kochilas, shares her secrets to a long life. It’s also useful to get advice directly from centenarians. From Betty White (95) to Norman Lloyd (102), these 12 celebrities share their tips for a long life.
The Roadrunners Camping Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m. at the Lake Lodge, where we will discuss upcoming campouts and other information. Camping trips will run from May through October. We invite all campers to join! For more information, please call George Helmich at (847) 543-8280.
The winner of the St. Patrick’s sing-a-long contest is Eric Rehberger. Congrats, Eric! Our next Pot Luck Sing-a-Long is on Saturday, May 5 at the Lake Lodge from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. We’ll be celebrating the Kentucky Derby. Read more for details.
Late spring fertilizer with weed control will be applied to each homesite and the common areas between May and early June. If you do not want this application applied to the lawn around your home, please contact the Community Office at (847) 223-2212 by Friday, May 4.
If a spotless home is your pride, then spring cleaning means you plan on attacking the really big items. Online magazine, House Beautiful, has great deep cleaning recommendations, from tackling your dishwasher to preparing your patio furniture for a great summer. Click here to see their tips and tricks.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 16 for our 20th Annual Grandchildren’s Fishing Derby from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lake Lodge. Read more for the derby schedule and additional details.
As the weather gets nicer, be sure to enjoy the outside fitness stations along Saddlebrook Drive, Equestrian Way, and Hidden Lake Lane walking paths. Click to view photos of the stations.
The Flower Gardening Group is hosting a plant sale under the tent in front of the Lake Lodge on Wednesday, May 16 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. New residents who were visited by the Welcome Team are encouraged to bring their coupon for a free plant. Plants are reasonably priced, so stop by and peruse the beautiful greenery on sale.
What was once old is new again! Hitting the road for vacations are becoming more popular, albeit apparently for more frequent but shorter trips. A great alternative to the increasing stressful airline experience, you should make the most of your road trip experience. Embrace the allure of the road and check out these excellent road trip tips.
The winter months have proven active for several residents racking up miles for their Trotter Rewards. If you’re interested in the Trotter program, read more for details and to see which residents have clocked in impressive mileage.
Join us on Monday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at the Lake Lodge for the whimsical topic, “You Are Granted One Wish.” We invite you to daydream then come talk with us about it. Read more for topic and event details.
With spring well underway and summer around the corner, it’s prime time for a number of community improvement projects. Read more to see what we’ve completed and what we have planned for the rest of the year.
If you can’t make it to Broadway to catch the hot new show, or you enjoy concerts from some of our greatest musicians, PBS Great Performances are just a click away. Rediscover your love for theatre with the Broadway series or watch performances from the Kennedy Center. Some of the online shows are free, and additional ones are available through the PBS Passports subscription series. Explore to learn more.
DNA kits are growing in popularity, with many people wanting to learn more about their genetics or ancestry. Unusual stories arise, too, like two men in Hawaii who took DNA tests and found out they were more than best friends. Read on to learn their story and what DNA kits can do for you.
You may be familiar with Facebook, but do you know all of its secret tips and tricks? Make the most out of your social media experience, from hidden settings to fun features. Read more to find out what else Facebook offers.
As a senior, you have access to hundreds of discounts you may not know about. AT&T, Regal Cinemas, McDonald’s, and even Marriott Hotels have a discount for folks as young as 50. Read on to find out the savings you have access to.
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