Announcements & Reminders
** With SNOW now upon us, please remember to move your garbage cans back into your driveway a few feet to avoid obstructing Joel’s plow. If your can is in the road, he will not be able to properly plow out the end of your driveway.
** Residents leaving for an extended period of time should leave a light on outside and inside, communicate your travel plans to your neighbors, and arrange for snow removal while you’re gone. A routinely dark home with an unkempt driveway is an easy target for potential break-ins.
** Pet rules apply to cats just as they do dogs. Please do not let your cat out of the house to roam the park unattended—all pets must be leashed or accompanied closely while outdoors.
** 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.
Things To Do
Looking for a way to get out despite the cold and snow? Try using one of these local events as an excuse!
** Saturday, February 2nd — Wine enthusiasts will want to warm up at the 2019 Wine Not? winter wine festival, hosted by WMU’s Bernhard Center. A mix of over 40 local and national wineries will be offering sampling, accompanied by live music. Relax and explore different tastes while it snows and blows outside. 5:00p - 8:00p. Visit the event page HERE for more info and advanced tickets.
Local favorite spots to keep active and engaged this winter:
Kalamazoo Air Zoo - Come learn or re-learn about the history of flight at one of the area’s premier destinations. Rotation exhibits and seasonal themes keep recurring visits interesting.
Art Bayou - Make your own pottery or glass creation with endless supplies and ideas at your fingertips. The best part? You can leave the mess! Makes for a great afternoon out with your spouse or grandchildren.
Portage District Library - Attend a class or join a book discussion group at the PDL.
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