A 55+ Community in Orlando, Florida

April - May 2021

Edition No. 34

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Manager's Corner
 

Priscilla

In this issue, our Community Manager, Priscilla, is thrilled to share updates about the successful distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to many of our residents. For updates on the progress and a special thank you message to all those involved, keep reading.

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Manager’s Corner

Priscilla

Dear Residents,

I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and I can spend more time outdoors.

Additionally, I want to send my heartfelt thank you to the Orange County Fire Rescue Department, the Department of Health, and all the Fairways volunteers for helping give much-needed COVID-19 vaccines to our residents. The first round of Pfizer vaccines were administered on January 25 and 26, followed by the second round of vaccines on February 22 and 23. There was a lot of hard work that went into organizing and planning this event, so a huge thank you goes out to all involved and to our residents who showed up with smiles, appreciating that the vaccines were available to them.

Sincerely,
Priscilla
Community Manager

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Office Closed

The Community Office will be closed on Friday, April 2 in observance of Good Friday and Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day. However, the sales office may be open. Be sure to check with them about appointments or tours.

Food

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It's Time to
Moo-ve On

If you’ve been trying to reduce the amount of dairy in your diet, a great and easy way to start is with milk itself. With these non-dairy alternatives, you’re sure to find one that fits your budget and lifestyle. Not only are there health benefits to reducing your dairy intake, but you also reduce your carbon footprint- it’s a win-win!

Capital Improvements

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We have started 2021 with a multitude of improvement projects for the Fairways. To hear what has been completed, and what projects are in the works, keep reading!

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Capital Improvements

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We have started 2021 with a multitude of improvement projects for Fairways. In mid-March, we completed the installation of new water meters under each home. These new meters will send readings of water usage and potential problems regularly. We will be able to closely monitor any anomalies and inform the resident of excessive water usage so they can look for the cause before a bigger problem may occur.

We have also completed upgrades to the Westchester pool. We resurfaced it, installed some new coping, and installed new depth markers that are more visible. This is the third and last pool that has been resurfaced over the last few years. Now all three Fairways pools are shining brightly.

We have installed new pool furniture at the Masters pool just in time for the summer season. Some other upcoming projects include additional lighting and a new fence at the RV compound. Hometown will also soon be installing a new beautiful fountain in the lake by the tennis courts.

Trade In/Trade Up Program

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Don’t forget about our trade-in/trade-up program! If you have Data Comp appraise your home, we will give you 70% of the appraisal value and you only pay sales tax on the difference - never commissions. We then take your home into inventory and you live in a brand-new, warrantied home. We’ll also reimburse you for the appraisal fee. To learn more, contact the Fairways sales team.

Selling Your Home?

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Thinking of selling your home? While we’re sad to see you go, we hope you consider listing with us. Read on for the full list of benefits to listing your home with our Fairways Sales Team.

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Selling Your Home?

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Thinking of selling your home? While we’re sad to see you go, we hope you consider listing with us. When you work with our team, you’ll get access to:

  • • All of the “drive-in” traffic.
  • • Two full-time internet sales representatives who assist in answering online questions and make appointments for us.
  • • Open 7 days a week.
  • • Access to the only sales agents who sell in the community that can give a free golf membership to our buyers for one year.
  • • Marketing across multiple websites to market your homes.
  • • A well-trained team who is very good at what they do.
  • • The best community tours of all of our beautiful amenities.

Contact the Sales Office for more information!

Your Health

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Dreaming of
Good Sleep?

Can you say you feel well-rested every day? Not only does sleeping soundly help improve your mood, but it also boosts your immune system, increases healthy digestion, helps your day-to-day productivity, and more. If you’re ready, check out these easy solutions to help you get a good night’s sleep, every night!

Sales Update
 

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Spring has sprung upon us again, and your Fairways Sales Team is here to help! Whether you’re buying, selling, or helping a friend look, we’re here for you every step of the way. Keep reading for more information on our current programs.

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Sales Update

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Spring has sprung upon us again, and your Fairways Sales Team is here to help! Whether you’re buying, selling, or helping a friend look, we’re here for you every step of the way.

We always love this time of year at the Fairways Country Club because the weather is amazing! Our golfers are out enjoying our beautiful course, making friends, and having a great time (socially distanced, of course)!

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, we have been extremely successful recently in our home resales. Remember, we offer referral fees of up to $2,000 if you send a friend to us and they purchase a new home.

Additionally, you will be noticing some new homes popping up in the community in this year, and we are excited to bring in some new floorplans. Reviews have been positive on the new options that have already arrived and continued new construction helps maintain the value of your home and community. If you would like to tour the new homes, be on the lookout for COVID-friendly open house events. It is a great opportunity to check them out!

Keep up with our website for more information on our available homes for sale!

If you have any questions, please call your Fairways Sales Team!

Best Regards,
Judith Stebbins and Madeline Sanchez
(407)270-6700

Restaurant Review
 

Restaurant review

It’s always good to try new things, and we have an amazing local grocer for you to try if you’re looking to mix things up. It’s called Cavallari’s Gourmet Market, and from the variety of food to the friendliness of the staff, we can’t say enough good things about it! Read on for the full review.

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Restaurant Review

Restaurant review

Do you love Italian food as much as I do? If so, you must try Cavallari’s Gourmet Market at 1954 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Cavallari’s is a locally owned gourmet grocer and specialty market. They offer fresh sandwiches, an endless selection of sausages, pre-packaged meals, and a beautiful selection of gourmet jams, sauces, seasonings, wine, and beer. The staff is also super friendly and helpful. It’s a dream shop for foodies and home chefs. I’m hooked, and I promise you will be too!

Happy eating!
Priscilla



Resident Spotlight
 

Resident spotlight winners

In this issue, we’re highlighting Edward Dammer, an amazing resident here at the Fairways who just celebrated his hundredth birthday! Read on to learn more about him, and be sure to wave hello if you see him around the neighborhood!

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Resident Spotlight

Resident spotlight winners

Congratulations to Edward Dammer, a resident here at the Fairways who turned 100 years young on February 8. Ed was born in New York City where he owned and operated his own heating, plumbing, and air conditioning business. He is also a WWII Navy Veteran who served nineteen years, nine months, and nine days.

As a resident since January 1994, his daughter reached out to Fairways to help celebrate her father’s birthday and our fabulous volunteers took it from there. Ed received 100 birthday cards from residents, each with one dollar inside, and 100 cupcakes. Ed also had a golf cart parade go by his house with 52 resident golf carts lead by a salute from the Orange County Fire Rescue Station 80 Fire Truck. It’s safe to say, Ed enjoyed every minute of his celebration.

Happy Birthday, Ed!



Home & Garden

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Follow the
Yellow Trend

As L. Frank Baum says, “the road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick”, and we’re taking that to mean improving your personal palace starts with accents of yellow! Brighten up a room with this happy color through accents like picture frames or throw pillows, or even go bold with an area rug or couch. With all these ideas, there’s sure to be something you love.

Resident Appreciation

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We’d like to thank the following residents for making improvements to their homes and yards. Thank you, Robert and Shelia Rodier, Elizabeth Bell, Susan Rueda, James and Myrtle Mattson, and Robert and Patricia Sevigny. It’s so nice to see fresh flowers, fresh mulch, and our residents getting outside in the fresh air.

Drive-In Superbowl Party

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On Super Bowl Sunday, many Fairways residents came out to a socially-distanced, drive-in Super Bowl watch party. To hear how it went and see photos from this fun event, keep reading!

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Drive-In Superbowl Party

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On Super Bowl Sunday, many Fairways residents came out to a socially-distanced, drive-in Super Bowl watch party. Reminiscent of the old drive-in days, residents came out to the Masters to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers destroy the Kansas City Chiefs on our blowup movie screen. Thank you to all that made this fun event happen and thanks to those who came out to enjoy the fun and watch the Super Bowl in their golf carts.



Sweet Treats at Fairways

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In February, we handed out goody bags to each home in the Fairways. They were filled with sweet treats and a custom fortune cookie for each resident. Speaking of sweet treats, Hometown America also brought an ice cream truck to Fairways with wonderful soft serve ice cream for all residents. We hope everyone enjoyed it!

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Sweet Treats at Fairways

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In February, we handed out goody bags to each home in the Fairways. They were filled with sweet treats and a custom fortune cookie for each resident. Speaking of sweet treats, Hometown America also brought an ice cream truck to Fairways with wonderful soft serve ice cream for all residents. We hope everyone enjoyed it!



Experiences

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Shop & Eat Locally

If you’re tired of buying limp produce from chain supermarkets, consider looking into ways to purchase local. Whether it be grocery stores that offer local products, farmers markets, or small mom-and-pop stores, you never know where you can find something special! The benefits of eating fresh, local produce are numerous; not only for your health but for your city’s economy as well.

Wedding Vow Renewals

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Hometown America and the FHAOI hosted a wedding vow renewal event. To hear more about this special event and to see photos of the beautiful couples, keep reading.

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Wedding Vow Renewals

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Hometown America and the FHAOI hosted a wedding vow renewal event on February 14 at the Masters Clubhouse. We had over 25 resident couples renew their wedding vows on Valentine’s Day.

We were able to have each couple and their witness proceed into the clubhouse while we played their wedding song and Reverend Griffin and John Cutsinger presided over the vows. The brides looked beautiful with their bouquets and they glowed as they did on their wedding days. It was a special event for the happy couples, and we were happy to be able to host it.



Your Guide to Nut Butter

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The days of peanut butter reigning as the sandwich spread champion are over, as there are now so many different kinds of nut butter alternatives, all claiming to be the healthiest. While it can seem impossible to keep track of all the different health benefits, we’re here with the ultimate guide to finding the nut butter best for your lifestyle - from flavor to protein to fat content. There are even easy homemade options to reduce preservatives! Read on for the full analysis.

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Your Guide to Nut Butter

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The days of peanut butter reigning as the sandwich spread champion are over as new alternatives step up to the plate. While it can seem impossible to keep track of all the different health benefits, we’re here with the ultimate guide to finding the nut butter best for your lifestyle - from flavor to protein content.

While classic peanut butter remains a good option for protein, other types of nut butter may be best for your diet depending on what you want more of. For example:

  • Almond butter has a higher amount of nutrients like Vitamin E and healthy fats.
  • For a delicious, lower-calorie option, try pistachio butter.
  • Walnut butter offers an additional perk of omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • To lower your sugar intake and still satisfy your sweet tooth, try cashew butter.
  • Sunflower butter is a great option for those with nut allergies, as is hazelnut butter.
  • For something more exotic, Tahini, another seed butter, is extremely high in nutrients, as is coconut butter.

If none of those sound like your cup of tea, there are easy homemade options that can help reduce preservatives, and you can use your favorite type of nut! All you have to do is roast your choice of raw nuts in the oven, seasoned or plain, and then blend them until smooth for creamy, fresh nut butter. The only question left is, which one will you choose?

No Coupon Necessary

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There are plenty of guides out there telling you how to save money with coupons, but what if you didn’t need them? Paper coupons are a hassle to cut and easy to forget, and online coupons can be difficult to find and use. With these tips, you can start saving money on your weekly shopping in no time.

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No Coupon Necessary

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There are plenty of guides out there to show you how to save money with coupons, but what if you didn’t need them? Paper coupons are a hassle to cut and easy to forget, and online coupons can be difficult to find and use. With these tips, you can start saving money on your weekly shopping in no time.

There are two strategies for saving money on groceries. The first strategy revolves around planning before you even step into the store. Methods for doing this can include tracking your family’s most expensive items, and then learning which stores have them on sale. Many stores have cyclical sales, so buying these big-ticket items in bulk when they’re marked down can save you big time in the long run. Also, even though you may feel loyal to your usual grocery store, it may be worth it to price check other stores, or even discount grocers, for better deals.

The other strategy is how to use the groceries you buy most effectively to prevent waste and unnecessary spending. Buying in bulk is great in theory, but without planning it can lead to even more wasted money than before. Try freezing and dating things like meat, produce, and bread, or buying things in bulk that last longer like eggs, coffee, and snacks.

If you’re sick of spending time looking for coupons only to find you’re not saving money, these strategies are great options - happy shopping!

Entertainment

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At Home Detective

If you’ve binged every crime show on Netflix and you need a new mystery fix, we have the perfect option. With these Mystery Subscription Boxes, you can have new cases sent to your home whenever you want and solve mysteries from your couch. Use the materials to follow the clues and solve the case- you’ll be the newest Sherlock Holmes.

HTA E-Z Pay
 

E-Z Pay

Take the hassle out of making rent payments with Hometown America’s E-Z Pay. With E-Z Pay, your lot rent will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the third of each month.

SafeHaven Insurance

Safe Haven

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.

Connect with Us
 

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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!