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JULY - AUGUST 2016
EDITION No. 4

Tell Your Friends and Neighbors
We publish The Tara Woods Bulletin every other month. You can expect the next news-filled edition on Friday, November 4, 2016. Until then, if there’s anything important you need to know, we’ll send an email blast if you subscribe. Click to Subscribe Now.

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Hometown America Cares About Your Opinion!

Hometown America recently sent a survey on services and amenities for your community. Unfortunately after several attempts to collect homeowner’s email addresses over the past few years, we only have email addresses from about 8 percent of our residents. Sharing your email is very important for you as a resident. We send newsletters with valuable information and surveys that help you decide on future possible changes to your community. 

Chances are we don’t have your email address. Please give it to your community manager as soon as possible so that you can receive everything essential to ensuring we can help improve your lifestyle!

The Tara Woods Team in Their New Office

Tara Woods Celebrates National Hot Dog Day

National Hot Dog day occurs every July 21. In celebration of the day, Bill Black hosted a poolside party for the residents of Tara Woods, featuring—you guessed it—hot dogs with all the fixin’s! Bill furnished the hot dogs, chips and lemonade, and other residents brought cookies, brownies and baked goods to share.

Homeowner Tip of the Month: Don’t Get Burned by Your Clothes Dryer

Did you know that each year 2,900 home fires are caused by home clothes dryers? According to the U.S. Fire Administration, each year an estimated five deaths, 100 injuries and $35 million in property loss are reported.

Betcha Didn’t Know

According to the Better Business Bureau, “Right now, 92% of consumers trust recommendations from friends and family over all forms of advertising.” So, if you’ve stumbled upon a product or service that you like, speak up and let your friends know.

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Doug’s Corner

By the time I write this late in the month of August, we’ll be gearing up for the seasonal residents making their preparations for their voyage back to Florida. Roads have been seal coated, pool showers have gone through renovation, tables and umbrellas have been replaced at the pool and our office renovations have been completed. 

2nd Annual Facial Hair for Cancer Causes 5K & 10K Run and 5K Walk

Marie Springsteen, coordinator of the Facial Hair for Cancer Causes 5K Run/Walk at last year’s event.

Employee Picnic

On July 29, 2016, the Hometown America Del Tura community hosted employees and their families from four area HTA communities. Tara Woods, Del Tura, Little Manatee and Landmark Naples employees and their families got together for an employee picnic and a fun afternoon.

Scam Alert: Robocalls Dialing for Dollars

Your editor has been plagued by robocalls (calls made by machines, not humans) for years! In fact, clients and friends cannot leave messages because her mailbox is constantly full.

Share Your Experiences

Do you belong to a special club or group in your community? If so, we want to hear from you! In each newsletter we will be highlighting our residents and the special things they do. Just send us an email with your name and contact information along with the name of your club or group and as much information as you can about the fun and interesting things that you do to TaraWoods2@hometownamerica.net.

The New Tara Woods Office is Open for Business

We certainly wouldn’t have chosen to have a flood just to get an office makeover! Since we had to renovate the building, it was important for the office to reflect the elegance of Tara Woods and our Florida lifestyle.

Doggie Costume Parade

The dogs of Tara Woods are “Puttin’ on The Ritz” in their own costume parade, hosted by the Columns and sponsored by Island Visitor Publishing LLC. 

Love It or List It?

Your full-time, in-house Sales Department is excited to remind you this month of two important items when it comes to you and your home in the community.

Five Prescriptions for Brain Health

Doctors are beginning to educate themselves about nutrition and to pay attention to studies published in peer-reviewed journals. The information presented is common knowledge among naturopaths, chiropractors and some nutritionists who believe there is a correlation between healthy eating and healthy brain function.

You probably won’t hear what you’re about to read from your M.D. because nutrition barely makes the radar in medical school. However, doctors are beginning to educate themselves about nutrition and to pay attention to studies published in peer-reviewed journals