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Friday, December 24, 2010


Merry Christmas!

May the Peace and Joy of this wonderful season
Be yours forever !

John L.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Already? It's Annual Meeting Time Again!

How can it be? We just went through all that yesterday... or did it only seem like yesterday? But it's true: it's time for another warm, fuzzy get-together of the Hallmark Woods family to elect new directors and approve a budget for the coming year.

This year, the meeting will be held in the Crofton library at 6:45 pm on January 4th, with the room reserved for January 18th as well if that's necessary.

Among the issues to be agreed upon will be the divorce of social events from the administrative functions of the Hallmark Woods Property Owners Association, Inc. With any luck, some social lights will step up and volunteer to form a social committee to continue these regular community get-togethers — the Easter egg hunt, annual picnic, Halloween parade, and Christmas/holiday party.

The details, such as they are at this time, are all to be found at the official HWPOA website... or you can just phone one of the current directors (numbers in the community directory) for an earful. Or, best of all, SHOW UP AT THE MEETING. And volunteer. It's your association, neighbors!

John L.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gardening in December

What could be more fun in December than planning your garden – veggie, decorative, or practical – for the next year? A respite from the seasonal panic induced by excessive holidaying. Here's an idea to get you away from the holiday-a-baloo: plan a rain garden.

Beautiful, practical, and one step forward for a renewed, clean Chesapeake Bay!

John L.