Residents' Corner

Announcements & Reminders

-updated 9/12/18-

** We’d like to wish our newest residents a very warm welcome. If you see new faces in the park, be a neighbor and say hello!

  • Robert and Patricia Grove - Blue Brook Lane

  • Doug and Bonnie Lutes - Blue Brook Lane

  • Norman and Lucille Peterman - Blue Brook Lane

  • Ken and Aleta Hutchinson - Oak Brook Lane

  • Elaine Forrest - White Oak Circle

  • Ron Heide - White Oak Circle

  • Carol Dost - White Oak Circle

** Rent is due on the 1st of each month and will incur a late fee if received after the 5th calendar day. Please mail by the 1st to avoid a late fee.

** The large dumpster near Joel's maintenance building is now available for residents to deposit overflow household garbage only. Anything larger than a standard kitchen (13 gal.) bag will need prior approval from Joel or Karen. Absolutely no TVs, furniture, mattresses, or other similarly large items.  Violators will incur a $150 fee for any abuse of this courtesy. 


** Fall lawn fertilizer application should be done in late October or early November for best results.

** Please remember to plug in your heat tape at the end of October. We often start to see nights with low temperatures around the freezing point (32*F) in November.

** Brush pickup will be Monday, October 22nd — please cut brush down to a reasonable size and pile along the Lovers Lane easement between the south park entrance (Blue Brook Ln.) and Joel’s utility building driveway.


 ** Fall leaf pickup dates: Friday, Nov 2nd :: Friday, Nov 16th :: Friday, Nov 30th. Please collect in biodegradable paper yard waste bags and place along the Lovers Lane easement between the south park entrance (Blue Brook Ln.) and Joel’s utility building driveway. NO plastic yard bags will be accepted. See the City of Portage’s bulletin for more information.

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Things To Do

Autumn will soon be upon us, but the end of summer doesn't mean the end of fun! Here are a number of fun Fall events in and around Portage and Kalamazoo. 


* Attend a number of local fall festivals, such as Paw Paw's Wine & Harvest Festival (September 7th - 9th) or V icksburg's Harvest Fest (September 30th).

* Visit Binder Park Zoo with your youngest family members for the 31st ZooBoo, October 18th - 28th. Enjoy train, carousel, and hayrides, trick-or-treating, magic shows, and--of course--the animals! Open Thurs - Sun both weekends.

* Grab some goodies at one of the area's family-friendly orchards for apple picking, doughnuts, cider, hayrides, pumpkins, and more! We'd recommend:

* Take a Haunted History of Kalamazoo walking tour with one of the authors of the book, where you'll learn about a dozen of the city's most reputable hauntings. The evening stroll will cover roughly a mile and last for approximately two hours. Visit Paranormal Michigan's website HERE for dates and tickets.



Around Town

Portage/Kalamazoo is a pretty hip place to live! Here are a few local events that may pique your interest. 


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