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Summer is here! We can finally enjoy some warmer temperatures. The staff and I loved seeing the fellowship with neighbors and the smiling faces of grandchildren at our recent community events. Read more for details about our fun summer events and when to visit the new model center.
Come to the Lake Lodge and celebrate National Hot Dog Day with us on Monday, July 23 from 4 – 6 p.m. All residents can enjoy hot dogs straight from the grill with all the fixings, plus a sweet dessert. Resident Mark Heller will entertain us with his guitar-playing and singing. You won’t want to miss it!
The terms “healthy” and “snacking” don’t seem like they should go together, but they do. You can curb your midafternoon hunger without adding unnecessary calories or sugars. Check out this guide to healthy snacking, featuring 121 easy and delicious ideas fit for everyone. Happy snacking!
It’s easy to stay fit at our Saddlebrook Farms Fitness Center! Read more for weekly schedule details and be sure to join us for a fun class with friends.
Sprinkle some joy into your summer with our annual Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 7 (rain date: Wednesday, August 8) at the Lake Lodge from 5 – 7 p.m. All residents are invited to scoop up some fun, featuring flavors like butter pecan, New York cherry, and no-sugar-added chocolate swirl to name a few. Hope to see you there!
The Community Office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day and Monday, September 3 for Labor Day. Garbage, recycling, and yard waste will get picked up on Thursday, July 5 and Thursday, September 6. Wishing you safe and happy holidays this summer!
It can be hard to get to the gym every day, but there are many easy exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home to help you tone and build muscles. Thanks to the American Council on Exercise, there’s a great resource for easy-to-follow exercises to get started. Click here and get ready to work out!
With the arrival of hot days and dry lawns, please note our watering schedule is effective from May 1 to October 31, which will restrict times to morning hours only. Please read more for details to make sure we are all consuming water wisely. Thanks!
Wear your red, white, and blue to the Pot Luck Sing-a-Long on Saturday, July 7 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Lake Lodge. We will enjoy summer cooking and sing patriotic songs in observance of Independence Day. Click below for details, plus see a photo from our St. Patty’s Day Sing-a-Long.
If you have a green thumb or would like more fresh air, volunteer to help with the Victory Garden. Volunteers will work on their own section, while also helping with mowing/trimming the exterior garden area, keeping the sheds orderly, and monitoring for repairs and fill levels. Call Cathy at the Community Office at (847) 223-2212 if you’re interested.
One of the trickiest parts of caring for your garden or lawn is dealing with weeds. Luckily, there are hundreds of ways you can tackle these pesky intruders. From getting rid of weeds without chemicals, or doing it the traditional way, you’ll find an option that will help keep your yard clear.
Summer is a great time for some home upgrades and touch-ups, but we also need to be mindful of the community as a whole. Please remember that all modifications done to the exterior of your home must be approved by Saddlebrook Farms Management before work is to begin. Read on for more details.
As our four-legged family members spend more time outdoors, we want to make sure they are safe and happy. Please read on to review our pet rules and reminders. Thanks for keeping our community the pet-friendly neighborhood we love!
Summer is here and we are getting busier! Please be sure all requests for work and estimates are submitted on a work order and dropped off at the Community Office or placed in one of the green drop boxes. You can also email your requests here. When emailing, please make sure you include your name, address, phone number, and lot number.
Some of our country’s most beautiful sights are at our National Parks. There is one in every state, making it perfect for a weekend adventure or a nice vacation. Visit the National Parks Service to find a park in your state, or look at this list to discover the ones worthy of your bucket list.
Now that the weather has warmed up, make sure to watch for wildlife crossing our Saddlebrook streets, and remember the speed limit is 20 mph. We also ask that you come to a complete stop at all stop signs. For the safety of all neighbors (human and otherwise), please make your guests aware of these regulations, too.
The last day to sign up for the Grub Control treatment for your lawn is Friday, August 10. Please complete the fertilizer form at the Community Office, complete a work request, or email the Community Office here.
With summer in full swing, numerous community improvement projects are underway for 2018! Take a look at what we’ve completed so far and see what’s coming soon to Saddlebrook.
If you miss the days of radio or quality programming, you need to check out Podcasts! It’s a lot like radio, except there is a wide variety of topics and you can listen whenever you want. Review this guide to learn how to tune in, even for free. Be sure to read Time’s Best Podcast’s list to find a podcast that fits you.
Tuesday, July 3 will be the last day for September/October articles for the next E-Bulletin. Please email your articles here, bring them to the Community Office during normal business hours, or place them in one of the green drop boxes.
Meet and greet with your fellow Saddlebrook veterans on Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, August 4 at 11 a.m. at the Lake Lodge. All Saddlebrook vets and spouses are welcome. If you are new or have not attended before, we’d love to meet you. For more information, call or email Nick Konz at (847) 223-1294 or email@example.com.
If you love traveling, come join the RV Club! We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the Lake Lodge. Read on for details about our camping season with events planned every month this summer.
In recent years, the trend with diets has moved away from counting calories to focusing more on eating right. If you’re interested in trying something new to help your health, read on to review some new diets and find out how they may benefit you.
Summer is a great time to slow down and enjoy long days. It’s also perfect for taking inventory and making sure your home is ready for things to come. Don’t add stress to your life over unexpected disasters or emergencies. Plan ahead and get prepared now so you can go back to enjoying your sunny days.
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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.