Mark your calendar for the annual Kingston Chase spring yard sale scheduled for Saturday, May 20. This is a great opportunity to clean out your closets and basement, make a little extra money in exchange for the items, and have fun visiting with neighbors and patrons alike. Take advantage of the extra traffic in Kingston Chase to sell some extraneous things around the house that you no longer need or want.
With winter behind us, it is time to start planning what your children will do this summer. If you have never considered it, what about having them join the Kingston Chase Swim Team? Year after year, Swim Team has proven to be an excellent summer activity, providing skills and benefits that last a lifetime. Swim Team provides a great incentive to get out of bed in the early morning, and it provides measurable, tangible goals for your children to set. Since Swim Team is both an individual and a team sport, your children will enjoy the competition and camaraderie of practice and swim meets.
Kingston Chase will hold its annual Swim Team Open House on Tuesday, May 16, at the clubhouse between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this valuable Open House. The purpose is to answer any questions for new families, assist with registration and the purchase of team swim suits, and to distribute Kingston Chase Fighters t-shirts. If possible, please pre-register and pay on-line at: www.kcfighters.swim-team.us. Contact Keary Buhler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Callow email@example.com with any questions. Evening Practice will begin on Tuesday, May 30. Swim Team is a family affair that everyone will enjoy, so be sure to check it out.
The Conservation Corps will hold its Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 29, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The theme of this year’s celebration is Reuse! The club will be highlighting ways to reuse various items rather than dispose of them. If you want to showcase your own projects that repurpose items, either to sell or simply to inspire others, please contact Betsy Kiker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First up on the agenda, at 9:00 a.m., will be a plant exchange, garden discussion, and morning munchies. Then, starting at 10:00 a.m., club members will demonstrate to the kids how to make plarn (yarn made from plastic bags) and set them to the task of making balls of the stuff that can be used to create all kinds of useful projects. Obviously, it is best to use sturdy, reusable bags for shopping, but if you have any clean plastic bags that you have been unable to avoid, including dry cleaner bags, please drop them off to Betsy’s house, 1706 Fantasia Circle, to be used in the activity. If it is windy, just pop them in the milk cooler on her porch. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., the club will unveil its winners of the 2016 “nature in the neighborhood” photography contest. After that, there will be a parent and child scavenger hunt that will serve to kick off next year’s photography contest by asking each team to capture items on a digital camera or smartphone.
Everyone is invited! Happy Spring!
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with friends and neighbors at the annual Kingston Chase Home Brew Making and Tasting Competition, aka Brewfest. Whether you brew your own beer, or just enjoy drinking it, this annual event is always a great time.
The event and judging will take place Saturday, March 18, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the pool parking lot. If you would like to participate in the competition, please e-mail Andrew Cassell at email@example.com for more information. All beer types are welcome! Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, and be sure to bring the whole family!
The Kingston Chase Board of Directors will hold its annual elections at the December Meeting of the Homeowners scheduled for Monday, December 12. There are four seats that expire at the end of this year. While incumbents often return to continue serving, each year presents an opportunity for others to step up and be included in the election process. The 3-year term begins January 1, 2017 and continues through December 31, 2019.
If you are interested in learning more about what the Board does and what being a member of the Board entails, please attend the November Board meeting scheduled for Monday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the clubhouse adjacent to the pool. Additionally, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that expresses your interest and includes a brief biography that introduces yourself to neighbors. The bios will be included in the December Crier alongside a ballot to be used for voting. The Kingston Chase Board of Directors is a volunteer group of members who are committed to the best interests of the neighborhood. All residents are welcome to attend Board meetings and participate in neighborhood events and activities. Bios must be received by Friday, November 18, to be included in the December Crier alongside the ballot.
On Sunday, December 11th, 2016 starting at 1:00 PM, Santa Claus will visit Kingston Chase. He will be driven around the neighborhood spreading Christmas Cheer. Listen for the bells and you'll hear him coming. Bring your children out to see him go by!
(Most major streets in Kingston Chase will be covered, if you live on a smaller street or cul-de-sac, you should head out to a main road)
Santa's Location will be updated live as he drives around the neighborhood here: Kingston Chase Santa Tracker
Kingston Chase will hold its super-fun Halloween Parade and Party on Sunday, October 22, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to wear a costume and meet at the pool parking lot at 11:00 a.m. for the Halloween Parade. Enjoy treats and refreshments with neighborhood friends and take home a goodie bag filled with candy.
Please e-mail Heather Kapushoc at email@example.com if you are able to help plan and set up the event, or if you can donate home made nut-free snacks.
Mark your calendar and bring the whole family to the sixth annual Oktoberfest to be held on Saturday, October 22, from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. on the common grounds and parking lot near the pool. Oktoberfest is a German beer festival normally held at the end of September. The event will include games, music, beer, brats, pretzels, hot dogs, and more! Come enjoy the onset of fall in Kingston Chase by celebrating Oktoberfest with your friends, family, and neighbors.
Residents are asked to bring a side dish and/or dessert to share. Anyone willing to volunteer with planning, setup, and cleanup may contact Chris Buley by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also contact Chris if you have any questions or ideas for games and activities. Oktoberfest is a popular event in our neighborhood and one you won’t want to miss.