MY VILLAGE NEWS
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Spring has sprung, and April promises to be an eventful month in Laguna Woods Village! In this edition of My Village News, view highlights from the 2012 Senior Games, read about the improvements (which are almost completed!) at the Village Library and Historical Center, and learn about the transition to a new, cost-efficient, dual-hub bus system. General Manager Jerry discusses what steps to take when updating your Village home. And, did you know that if you like the Laguna Woods Village Facebook page, you can be the first to know about breaking Village news and events? Finally, get rid of some of those big items you’re tired of looking at by taking advantage of Free Bulky Items pickup days, offered by WARE Waste Disposal and the City of Laguna Woods.
he 9th Annual Laguna Woods Village Senior Games are going strong!
The 2012 Senior Games began April 11 and continue throughout the month. Last year, over 580 Village residents participated in the Games, and hundreds of gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to the champions of over 23 different sporting events. Now in its ninth year, the Senior Games continue to inspire camaraderie and friendly competition.
9th Annual Laguna Woods Village Senior Games
Pickleball has been added by popular demand to the roster of events for this year’s games. Open for participation to all Laguna Woods Village residents, there are 26 events scheduled throughout the community: badminton, basketball, bicycling, billiards, bocce ball, bowling, duplicate bridge, progressive bridge, cribbage, dance sport, equestrian, fitness, 27-hole golf, par three golf, horseshoes, lawn bowling, paddle tennis, pickleball, poker, scrabble, shuffleboard, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball.
Special thanks to Fladeboe Automotive, the title sponsor of the Games for the fourth year in a row. Professional Community Management is once again a Silver Sponsor.
Click here to check out video and pictures from our community’s participants.
The Library and Historical Society is re-opening soon!
An even more inviting place to read, study and learn is around the corner with the Library and Historical Society set to re-open in early May! This week, the shelving installation is being completed, and next week books are being moved back into their newly remodeled home, and the beautiful new furniture is being delivered.
Highlights of the improvements which have been completed to the Village Library include: installation of a new exterior building sign, new front counter cabinetry, bathroom updates, replacement of acoustical ceiling tiles, and updated lighting fixtures, and new shelving.
Click here for a more detailed list of the renovations.
GRF to transition to New Cost Efficient Dual Hub Bus System
Beginning next month, The Village will roll out a new dual hub bus system, which promises to reduce the number of buses required to service all routes.
In addition to the current bus hub at Clubhouse 1, a second hub will be based at The Towers. The GRF board approved the change at their regular March Open Board Meeting.
The second hub will simplify the bus route system for users and will lessen bus system costs to the community by reducing the number of buses required to serve the community. It will save time for the majority of people who ride the system by getting them to their destinations quicker, especially the shops and medical offices.
Keep reading for more details and maps of the new routes...
Ask Jerry - I want to make some changes to my home. What am I allowed to change, and do I need a permit?
Permits are required by the Housing Mutuals in Laguna Woods Village for a variety of home alterations, including: atrium enclosures, bathroom remodels, fencing, gates, satellite dishes, windows, sun shades, patio extensions, and much more. When considering an alteration to your home, no matter how big or small, start at the Permits and Inspections Desk located at the Community Center. There, you can pick up a brochure for your Mutual
entitled "Guidelines for Altering or Remodeling Your Manor." It is a brief document but extremely useful reference for residents considering altering their home.
Your Housing Mutual Board of Directors has developed Alteration Standards you must adhere to in order to meet the requirements of the Laguna Woods Village permit(s). In many cases, a City of Laguna Woods permit is also required. Our experienced Permits team will be happy to guide you through the process. The Permits team can be contacted by telephone at 949-597-4616, or you can come to the Community Center and speak to someone in person at the Permits and Inspections Desk.
Please note that the City of Laguna Woods may assess a fine for not complying with City codes and your Housing Mutual Board may impose fines through the member disciplinary process for not complying with established rules and regulations regarding alterations and permits. Remember, it is your responsibility to follow the established rules and regulations regarding alterations and permits.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to check with the Permits and Inspections Department in the Community Center before performing any alteration to your home.
"Phantom" Leading Ladies at Clubhouse 3 on April 28th
Listen to the music of the night as three Broadway stars who collectively played more than 4,000 performances of the lead role of Christine Daae, in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, will guest star on stage at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 28 at Clubhouse 3.
From Left to Right: Mary D’Arcy, Terry Bibb, and Karen Culliver
Mary D’Arcy, Terry Bibb, and Karen Culliver sing everything from Broadway to the Beatles both as solo artists and also in distinctive 3-part harmony. They provide an evening of surprises and flirtatious fun, with exquisite musicianship, humor and class.
Tickets are still available at Clubhouse 3 Box Office for $23 and $17 (last 3 rows). You won’t want to miss this special show!
Questions? Call the Clubhouse 3 Box office at 597-4288.
And Mark Your Calendars for these upcoming events!
Verne Hughes Memorial United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Hard Court Championships for men’s 75 and older tennis tournament
The Laguna Woods Tennis Club has been selected to host the Verne Hughes Memorial United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Hard Court Championships for men’s 75 and older age brackets. The tournament will be held the week of May 21, 2012 at the Laguna Woods Village Tennis Courts in Laguna Woods, CA.
Read on for more information...
Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5K and 10K race
Memorial Day marks the 14th annual City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5k, and 10K. This year the event honors the United States Marine Corps’ Dark Horse Battalion. The popular Memorial Day event takes place in the beautiful Orange County cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Niguel.
Sign up now – Laguna Woods residents get a special discount!
Keep reading for more information...
Did U Know? Stay connected to Village events by “Liking” the Laguna Woods Village Facebook page!
One more reason why you HAVE to be on Facebook: Visiting the Laguna Woods Facebook page can keep you informed of many upcoming community events, recreation classes, construction projects, club happenings and much more.
Want to be this first to know about breaking Village news and upcoming events? Just go to Facebook and put “Laguna Woods Village” in the search bar at the top of the page. Then, hit the “Like” button. Village news and events will show up on your timeline. Join now and get connected!
Click here to go to the Laguna Woods Village Facebook page.
Kudos - Thank you to the Senior Summit Volunteers!
Thank you to Denise Welch and the 29 Village residents and local community volunteers who helped to make this year’s Senior Summit a resounding success!
City of Laguna Woods Mayor Cynthia Conners and Orange County Supervisor Patricia Bates at the 5th Annual South County Senior Summit
More than 900 older adults attended the 5th Annual South County Senior Summit, hosted by Orange County Supervisor Pat Bates in collaboration with the Orange County Office on Aging.
The focus of this year’s Senior Summit was "Mind, Body and Spirit: Embracing the Positive in Aging," and featured addresses from leading experts including Dr. Laura Mosqueda, Director of Geriatrics from the UCI School of Medicine, Dr. Debra Rose, Director of the Center for Successful Aging and Co-Director of the Fall Prevention Center, Dr. Kerry Burnight, Director of the Elder Abuse Forensic Center at UCI School of Medicine, and Dr. Marilyn Ditty, Executive Director of Age Well Senior Services.
The free event was held at Laguna Woods Village, Clubhouse 3 in the City of Laguna Woods. Registration included a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch, visits to informative vendor booths, and the opportunity to win door prizes.
Click here to see some photos from the event...
Conservation Corner - Take Advantage of Free Bulky Item Collection Days!
So what are you supposed to do with that bed/recliner/couch or old TV set that has outlived its usefulness but it won’t fit in your trash or recycling bin? Take advantage of Ware Disposal’s free monthly pickup of bulky items.
Collecting bulky items illegally left at trash enclosures, on driveways or along curbs currently costs residents and businesses over $75,000 each year. The City of Laguna Woods’ franchise agreement with Ware Disposal now requires Ware to provide free collection of bulky items one day each month so that everyone can participate legally and to avoid these costs.
|Free Pick-Up Dates
|Saturday, April 28, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
|Saturday, May 26, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
If you have curbside collection, place bulky items along the curb. If you put trash in bins, place bulky items only in or around trash enclosure areas. Place items out no earlier than 6 p.m. the night before or by 7:30 a.m. on the scheduled collection day. No collections will be made from garages, patios or inside residences.
Bulky items are usually too large or heavy to place in a trash or recycling bin, and include such items are furniture: couches, beds, clean mattresses, television consoles, appliances and all forms of Electronic Waste (E-Waste), outdoor equipment and machinery, and other large items. Ware Disposal will not collect Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), including oil, pesticides, vehicle batteries, soiled mattresses and similar items.
The bulky item collection program is just one of the many free environmental recycling and safe disposal services available to residents, including door-to-door collection of HHW and E-Waste. Residents wishing to have their HHW picked up must get a collection box from City Hall in advance. Reservations are required for both HHW and E-Waste collections. Residents can also drop off the following items at City Hall: medicines (no liquids or controlled substances), batteries, HP printer cartridges, cell phones, small appliances, and fluorescent light bulbs. Contact City Hall at 949/639-0500 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments about the program.
Click here to download the flyer.
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