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MAY - JUNE 2016
EDITION No. 3

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We’re Closed

The Tara Woods management office will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day.

When Dog Meets Dog

Sometimes being a good pet owner and a good resident is a juggling act. You love your pet, and, of course, it can do no wrong. But what happens when you walk your dog and pass another resident (whose pet can also do no wrong), and the two dogs clash?

Help a Friend and Earn a Referral Fee

Need some cash for spring and summer fun? Did you know Hometown America and Tara Woods offer a referral fee to residents who assist in the sale of a home at Tara Woods? Invite your friends to join the Tara Woods community, and if they purchase a home, you will receive a cash incentive of up to $500! 

Victory Gardens Make a Comeback

Call them what you will, but backyard fruit and vegetable gardens are “Victory Gardens”—victory over the escalating prices at the grocery store. Local farming starts in your garden bed or container garden.

Homeowner Tip of the Month: Keep Cool and Save Money

Cool your home with these energy-saving cooling and air-conditioning tips from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star program. A typical household spends about 20 percent of its energy bills on cooling, the EPA estimates. By improving energy efficiency, you'll be saving electricity, lowering your AC bills and helping to fight climate change.

Tara Woods Office Flood

By now you’ve likely heard the news: The Tara Woods office experienced a plumbing issue that caused a flood March 11. The building required extensive repairs, beginning with water removal. 

Flag Day, the Forgotten Celebration

The American flag has an official birthday. On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our national flag. BJ Cigrand, a 19th-century Wisconsin schoolteacher led his class in observing the Stars and Stripes’ 108th anniversary on June 14, 1885. He called the observance “Flag Birthday.” Then, he served as an advocate for a day of commemoration for the flag. 

Weeds, Weeds, Weeds as Far as the Eye Can See

Spring has sprung and so have the weeds. With the warmer weather and the summer rains just around the corner it is hard to keep up with weeds and plant growth. They seem to double overnight while we sleep. Thank you to those residents who have made efforts to begin the spring cleanup process. 

A Reminder About Pet Responsibilities

Tara Woods is a pet-friendly community. We love our pets, and this community is their home too. In this issue of The Tara Woods Bulletin, we provide a few reminders for living in the community in harmony with our pets.

Conserving Water is Key to Florida’s Future

The first quarter saw a little rain in January, but the rainfall since then has been negligible. Three words to live by: wise water use. This month we look at indoor water conservation. 

The Honor Flight Network Honors Veterans

The Honor Flight Network is “a non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure.” Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has provided trips for veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials and other attractions of interest.