August

Candlewood Isle Newsletter

The Newsletter of the Candlewood Isle Tax District

August 26, 2016

 

 

Kathleen Schofield photo first-place winner in 2016 Candlewood Isle Photo Contest for Recreational Activities

 

 

In This Issue:

 

·        Labor Day Family BBQ Sept. 4

·        Book Club Meets Aug. 31

·        3rd Annual CI Photo Contest Begins

·        Al Pacheco Enjoys Golf with Paramobile

 

 

Labor Day Family BBQ:  Hosted by the McCollam Family, Sunday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. at the Clubhouse.  $10 per person/$40 per family.  Featuring music by Mama Juke. Setup and clean- up volunteers welcome!  Please direct any inquiries to adultrec@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Attention Photo Enthusiasts:   Third Annual Candlewood Isle Photography Contest

The Contest Rules:

Participants must:

• Be residents of Candlewood Isle (there are no age restrictions).

• Enter only their original photo(s).

• Photos must be on photo paper (this enhances the visual presentation of the image).

• The reverse side of the photo must include the name and Candlewood Isle address of the photographer, and the contest subject category. 

• Photos will not be returned, and by submitting the photo permission is given for display to the CI community and online.

• Deadline for entering photos is May 25, 2017 

• Photos will be displayed and judging will occur shortly after deadline.

• Winning photos will be posted at the Clubhouse, and appear in the newsletter.  Photo(s) can be either sent to Photo Contest, P.O. Box 172, New Fairfield, CT 06812 or dropped off at 24 Lake Drive North.

The subject categories will be listed in the next newsletter.  Judging criteria includes ratings in the following areas:  Basic Technique, Special techniques, Composition, Lighting, Subject / Interest, Originality and Story / Mood. Sponsored by Glenn Moore:@ glenn_1@att.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Mah Jongg: Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse.  Please remember to bring your card.  Any questions please call Sandy Colesworthy 203-470-7035 or Denise Cheneski 203-746-3507.

 

Bocce is in full swing Fridays at 7 p.m. at the bocce court near the Guardhouse. Please bring an hors d’oeuvre to share.  Adults only, please.  Call Cindy Larkin for further information at 203-746-3848 or Kathy Ohsann at 203-312-0875.

 

Book Club:   The book for August is “The Coffee Trader” by David Liss.  Book Club will meet Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Julia Loy, 13 Deer Run. To RSVP, call her at 646-236-3230 or e-mail her at jloy212@yahoo.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All are welcome!

Eyeglass Collection at the CI Post Office:  Maura Herbertson writes: “I just wanted to let you know how grateful New Eyes was for the donation of eyeglasses from the Isle last summer. I have placed a box again in the post office by the guard house. I am excited to start up the collection again this summer for used eyeglasses. If anyone has any questions, they can contact Maura Herbertson at 203-746-0115.

Vinyasa Yoga:  Lengthen and strengthen with Vinyasa yoga. Normal schedule is Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays (by RSVP) at 7 p.m. Bring a mat and water. Feel great! Spectacular view! More info: Susan Brand at 203-300-6747 $15.00.

 Updates from the Board

The next regular board meeting will be Sunday, September 18, at 10 a.m. at the room next to the CI Post Office.  If you would like to submit items for the regular monthly meeting agenda, please do so at least one week prior to the meeting.  Submissions may be made by email to: clerk@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Keep CITD office updated:  It is important to keep the Candlewood Isle Tax District Office up to date on your current contact information.  If you have had a change/addition of your email address or any other contact information, please make sure to update Karen Hanley via:  office@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 203-746-0220.

 

 

 

 

 

News from the Candlewood Eye

 

 

Paramobile Device Brings Freedom to Sports Enthusiasts

 

Isle resident Al Pacheco has rediscovered the joy of golf thanks to a new device that allows him to stand up even though he has balance issues.  Candlewood Valley Country Club, 401 Danbury Road, New Milford, has the only Paramobile in Fairfield County, according to Pat Pacheco. She adds, “It is the most amazing device! I brought Al over there a couple of weeks ago, and he was elated. It was the first time in more than four years he was able to hit a golf ball. You should see Al’s face when he’s using it.”

 

According to its Web site, “Candlewood Valley Country Club is proud of being one of only two facilities in Connecticut which provide access to an onsite Paramobile Golf Cart for free. We are an active supporter of the Stand Up and Play Foundation, and we are committed to helping the physically challenged share in the joy of golf.” The Stand Up and Play Foundation was formed to help wheelchair users and other people with impaired mobility participate in sporting, artistic and other daily events. Al has a physical condition that has affected his balance and mobility. “The Paramobile has allowed him the freedom to enjoy one his most beloved sports again,” Pat said.

 

The Candlewood Valley Country Club Chapter of Stand Up and Play will host a tournament and buffet Friday, Oct. 14, starting at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $125 per golfer with proceeds going to the Stand Up and Play Foundation. The Foundation is a volunteer-based 501c3 nonprofit organization that is changing the lives of wheelchair users and other individuals with disabilities with the Paramobile, according to its Web site. They provide the Paramobile, adaptive equipment and trained volunteers to give users “unimagined levels of freedom and independence.” Their goal is to make Paramobiles and other mobility devices available to all organizations, community centers, golf clubs and individuals nationwide. The mobile works for anyone with balance and strength issues, including amputees and ALS sufferers.

 

Pat said Al has been asked along with the other users of the Paramobile to participate (play a few holes)  allowing people to see it in action. Pat added that “If you are unable to attend the tournament you may sponsor a Tee. $100 = a tee sponsor; $ 500 = an eagle sponsor. All is tax deductible.”

 

Newsletters begin monthly starting with the September issue.  Next issue: Friday Sept. 2. Submission deadline:  Tuesday, August 30.  Call Aimée Suhie at 746-5155, or e-mail suhieaimee@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to submit items for the newsletter or to be included on the e-mail lists. You can also see the newsletter at our fantastic Website www.candlewoodisle.com.

Candlewood Isle Newsletter

The Newsletter of the Candlewood Isle Tax District

August 19, 2016

 

Dinner and a Movie

Saturday 8/20 at 7 PM   

In this 1933 musical romance, choreographer and musician Fred Ayers (Fred Astaire) labors to help his friend and band leader Roger Bond (Gene Raymond) romance gorgeous Brazilian Belinha De Rezende (Dolores del Río), who is the fiancée of Julio (Raul Roulien). Along the way, Ayers and singer Honey Hale (Ginger Rogers) stage marvelous dance numbers and conspire to make sure the shows go on, including a breathtaking dance number on the exterior of a formation of airplanes flying over the audience. 1933 Vintage Classic

Dinner:  Ribs, Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Slaw, and Corn Bread

Please bring BYOB.  Dessert or movie snack welcome.  $10 per person.

RSVP by 8/19 required:  Cifilmfest2014@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Mah Jongg: Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse.  Please remember to bring your card.  Any questions please call Sandy Colesworthy 203-470-7035 or Denise Cheneski 203-746-3507.

 

Bocce is in full swing Fridays at 7 p.m. at the bocce court near the Guardhouse. Please bring an hors d’oeuvre to share.  Adults only, please.  Call Cindy Larkin for further information at 203-746-3848 or Kathy Ohsann at 203-312-0875.

 

Book Club:   The book for August is “The Coffee Trader” by David Liss.  Book Club will meet Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Julia Loy, 13 Deer Run. To RSVP, call her at 646-236-3230 or e-mail her at jloy212@yahoo.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All are welcome!

Eyeglass Collection at the CI Post Office:  Maura Herbertson writes: “I just wanted to let you know how grateful New Eyes was for the donation of eyeglasses from the Isle last summer. I have placed a box again in the post office by the guard house. I am excited to start up the collection again this summer for used eyeglasses. If anyone has any questions, they can contact Maura Herbertson at 203-746-0115.

Vinyasa Yoga:  Lengthen and strengthen with Vinyasa yoga. Normal schedule is Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays (by RSVP) at 7 p.m. Bring a mat and water. Feel great! Spectacular view! More info: Susan Brand at 203-300-6747 $15.00.

[Editor’s Note:  A resident’s son was recently chased by a dog on Ridge Road, and she asked that we reprint the ordinance on roaming dogs.]

 Sec. 2.5-17. - Prohibited conduct.  

No person owning, keeping or having custody of any dog shall permit such dog on any property of a person other than the owner, keeper or custodian of such animal or on any street or sidewalk, unless such animal is accompanied by such owner, keeper or custodian and is firmly under the control of such owner, keeper or custodian, either by: (1) Being on a leash held by such owner, keeper or custodian; or (2) Being inside an enclosure.

Updates from the Board

 

Quality of Life Issues on Candlewood Isle

 

Dear Neighbors,

 

I hope you’re enjoying the hot summer weather here on the Isle. This is certainly the right place to ride it out! As quickly as this summer is going, it won’t be too long before we’re pining for heat and humidity again.

 

As is often the case when the Isle is more crowded in the summer, I’ve been presented with a number of complaints that impact everyone’s enjoyment of the Isle in summer, and I want to make sure you’re aware of what our rules and regulations require.  You can find out more by looking at the Bylaws and Ordinances on our website at www.candlewoodisle.com.  Let me be brief:

 

Construction and Repairs: There are some beautiful new properties on the Isle and also some great upgrades to existing homes.  These improvements benefit all of us and help to maintain and improve property values.  However, sometimes the scope of work on such properties is extensive and requires both heavy equipment and lots of noisy, intensive work.  Let me be clear: Your contractors must be considerate of your neighbors when it comes to start and end times, as well as their use of our roads. This is doubly so for the weekends. The Board has established guidelines of no work before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m. on weekends, which isn’t terribly restrictive.  Start earlier during the week, but realistically nobody should be working or bringing noisy equipment on to the Isle before 7 a.m. in consideration of your neighbors.  Moreover, if your contractor wants to bring equipment of such size on to the Isle such that no one of our residents can use the roads, you should tell them NO. Not only is it unsafe for drivers when the roads aren’t passable, it is the height of inconsideration and rudeness that your project shuts down our roads.  If we continue to have problems with this and work being done at intrusive hours, your Board will have no choice but to pursue an ordinance prohibiting such work. 

 

Roadside parking and objects. Our Ordinance #3 prohibits storage of boats and boat trailers, unregistered vehicles or other encroachments on the roads or rights of way, which generally is the area adjacent to the roads extending to the telephone poles.  These items are not only eyesores, in many cases they present safety issues when the traffic volume is high.  You may not be aware of this ordinance. Also be aware that the ordinance allows the Board to remove the offending items at your expense.  This is a particularly acute problem on Lake Drive South, where unfortunately not everybody has an accommodating driveway. Despite this, you still must abide by the ordinance.  

 

Road safety. I received a request to hang a mirror along a homeowner’s property because of a blind curve.  Our roads are filled with blind curves and hills, and we can’t hang mirrors or put stop signs at every one of them.  Along with these features, many pedestrians add to why our road speed is limited to 20 mph.  If we abide by the speed limit, blind spots will be safe. Think of our roads as quiet neighborhood streets (with lots of kids passing back and forth), not winding country roads. 

 

Each of these points could easily be summed up under the heading of “Don’t be a jerk.”  As your president, I don’t want to implement and enforce a bunch more behavioral ordinances.  If we’re considerate and respectful of one another on our little Isle, we won’t have to.  Enjoy the rest of the summer, and please be considerate!

 

Respectfully,

Dave MacGown

CITD President

 

 

The next regular board meeting will be Saturday, August 20, at 10 a.m. at the room next to the CI Post Office.  If you would like to submit items for the regular monthly meeting agenda, please do so at least one week prior to the meeting.  Submissions may be made by email to: clerk@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Keep CITD office updated:  It is important to keep the Candlewood Isle Tax District Office up to date on your current contact information.  If you have had a change/addition of your email address or any other contact information, please make sure to update Karen Hanley via:  office@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 203-746-0220.

 

 Bob Stryker first-place (tie) photo in the CI Photo Contest “Other” Category.

 

Newsletters now weekly.  Next issue: Friday August 26. Submission deadline:  Tuesday, August 23.  Call Aimée Suhie at 746-5155, or e-mail suhieaimee@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to submit items for the newsletter or to be included on the e-mail lists. You can also see the newsletter at our fantastic Website www.candlewoodisle.com.

 

Candlewood Isle Newsletter

The Newsletter of the Candlewood Isle Tax District

August 12, 2016

Cliff Jensen photo of Pileated Woodpecker that visited his bird feeder.

 

In This Issue:

 

·        Isle Jammin’ Dance Aug. 13

·        Dinner & a Movie Aug. 20

 

 

Dinner and a Movie

Saturday 8/20 at 7 PM   

This 1933 musical romance, choreographer and musician Fred Ayers (Fred Astaire) labors to help his friend and band leader Roger Bond (Gene Raymond) romance gorgeous Brazilian Belinha De Rezende (Dolores del Río), who is the fiancée of Julio (Raul Roulien). Along the way, Ayers and singer Honey Hale (Ginger Rogers) stage marvelous dance numbers and conspire to make sure the shows go on, including a breathtaking dance number on the exterior of a formation of airplanes flying over the audience.

1933 Vintage Classic

Dinner:  Ribs, Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Slaw, and Corn Bread

Please bring BYOB.  Dessert or movie snack welcome.  $10.00 per person.

RSVP by 8/19 required:  Cifilmfest2014@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mah Jongg: Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse.  Please remember to bring your card.  Any questions please call Sandy Colesworthy 203-470-7035 or Denise Cheneski 203-746-3507.

 

Bocce is in full swing Fridays at 7 p.m. at the bocce court near the Guardhouse. Please bring an hors d’oeuvre to share.  Adults only, please.  Call Cindy Larkin for further information at 203-746-3848 or Kathy Ohsann at 203-312-0875.

 

 

Book Club:   The book for August is “The Coffee Trader” by David Liss.  Book Club will meet Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Julia Loy, 13 Deer Run. To RSVP, call her at 646-236-3230 or e-mail her at jloy212@yahoo.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All are welcome!

Eyeglass Collection at the CI Post Office:  Maura Herbertson writes: “I just wanted to let you know how grateful New Eyes was for the donation of eyeglasses from the Isle last summer. I have placed a box again in the post office by the guard house. I am excited to start up the collection again this summer for used eyeglasses. If anyone has any questions, they can contact Maura Herbertson at 203-746-0115.

Vinyasa Yoga:  Lengthen and strengthen with Vinyasa yoga. Normal schedule is Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays (by RSVP) at 7 p.m. Bring a mat and water. Feel great! Spectacular view! More info: Susan Brand at 203-300-6747 $15.00.

Updates from the Board

 

The next regular board meeting will be Saturday, August 20, at 10 a.m. at the room next to the CI Post Office.  If you would like to submit items for the regular monthly meeting agenda, please do so at least one week prior to the meeting.  Submissions may be made by email to: clerk@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Keep CITD office updated:  It is important to keep the Candlewood Isle Tax District Office up to date on your current contact information.  If you have had a change/addition of your email address or any other contact information, please make sure to update Karen Hanley via:  office@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 203-746-0220.

 

 Emabel Gund second-place photo in the CI Photo Contest Candlewood Lake Category.

 

Newsletters now weekly.  Next issue: Friday August 19. Submission deadline:  Tuesday, August 16.  Call Aimée Suhie at 746-5155, or e-mail suhieaimee@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to submit items for the newsletter or to be included on the e-mail lists. You can also see the newsletter at our fantastic Website www.candlewoodisle.com.

 

Candlewood Isle Newsletter

The Newsletter of the Candlewood Isle Tax District

August 5, 2016

 

 

 

Isle Jammin’ Party-  Saturday August 13th from 7 PM to Midnight

 

PAYMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 8th!   No Walk-Ins, Please

 

The “Then and Now” Dance Party crew (Berliners, Bevans, Brands, Chesters, Glennons, Lees& Santos) has planned an exciting new event this year - Isle Jammin’.  Our very hip DJ will be spinning Island-themed music during the cocktail hour from 7-8 PM, featuring specialty drinks like the Isle Jammer and Dark & Stormy’s.   The DJ will be playing THE BEST dance tunes until midnight.  Great appetizers and premium cocktails, wine, beer, and soft drinks will be available all night long!  This event has sold out in past years, so please reserve your spot and send in your payment by August 8th!  A fun-packed evening for only $35 per person.   Checks should be made payable to CITD.  Drop off payments to Monica or Gonzalo Santos at 42 Lake Drive North or mail to the CITD office at PO Box 380 CI, New Fairfield CT06812.   Island wear welcomed.  Adults Only.

Mah Jongg: Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse.  Please remember to bring your card.  Any questions please call Sandy Colesworthy 203-470-7035 or Denise Cheneski 203-746-3507.

 

Bocce is in full swing Fridays at 7 p.m. at the bocce court near the Guardhouse. Please bring an hors d’oeuvre to share.  Adults only, please.  Call Cindy Larkin for further information at 203-746-3848 or Kathy Ohsann at 203-312-0875.

 

Dinner and a Movie

Saturday 8/20 at 7 p.m.   

 

 

 

 

Flying Down to Rio is a 1933 American Pre-Code RKO musical film noted for being the first screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, although Dolores del Río and Gene Raymond received top billing and the leading roles. Among the featured players, Franklin Pangborn and Eric Blore are notable.  The songs in the film were written by Vincent Youmans (music) and Gus Kahn and Edward Eliscu (lyrics), with musical direction and additional music by Max Steiner.

Please bring BYOB and dessert or movie snack welcome.  $10.00 per person. RSVP required:  Cifilmfest2014@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Book Club:   The book for August is “The Coffee Trader” by David Liss.  From Amazon book review:  “Amsterdam, 1659: On the world’s first commodities exchange, fortunes are won and lost in an instant. Miguel Lienzo, a sharp-witted trader in the city’s close-knit community of Portuguese Jews, knows this only too well. Once among the city’s most envied merchants, Miguel has suddenly lost everything. Now, impoverished and humiliated, living in his younger brother’s canal-flooded basement, Miguel must find a way to restore his wealth and reputation. Miguel enters into a partnership with a seductive Dutchwoman who offers him one last chance at success—a daring plot to corner the market of an astonishing new commodity called ‘coffee.’ To succeed, Miguel must risk everything he values and face a powerful enemy who will stop at nothing to see him ruined. Miguel will learn that among Amsterdam’s ruthless businessmen, betrayal lurks everywhere, and even friends hide secret agendas.” Book Club will meet Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Julia Loy, 13 Deer Run. To RSVP, call her at 646-236-3230 or e-mail her at jloy212@yahoo.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All are welcome!

Eyeglass Collection at the CI Post Office:  Maura Herbertson writes: “I just wanted to let you know how grateful New Eyes was for the donation of eyeglasses from the Isle last summer. I have placed a box again in the post office by the guard house. I am excited to start up the collection again this summer for used eyeglasses. If anyone has any questions, they can contact Maura Herbertson at 203-746-0115.

Vinyasa Yoga:  Lengthen and strengthen with Vinyasa yoga. Normal schedule is Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays (by RSVP) at 7 p.m. Bring a mat and water. Feel great! Spectacular view! More info: Susan Brand at 203-300-6747 $15.00.

Tennis lessons available. Please contact Susan Brand 203 300-6747 for additional information.

Golf Cart Reminder:  All golf carts need to be registered. Only licensed drivers are allowed to operate golf carts.  If you see an unregistered golf cart, please give the driver a friendly reminder to register their cart.

Updates from the Board

 

Tax Reminder

The first Candlewood Isle tax installment was due on July 1. Interest accrues on any unpaid balance not paid by August 1 at a rate of 18% per year, as required by law. If there are any questions regarding your tax bill, please contact Karen at office@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Roadwork is under way! 

The asphalt contractor will return to finish paving a stretch of Lake Drive South near Hemlock in the coming weeks.  The prep work is completed on Laurel Lane, Hemlock, Fox Run and High Trail.  These roads will be double chip-sealed in the coming weeks as well.  The second round of culvert repairs will commence shortly.  Repairs will take place on Sunset Trail at the intersection of Ridge, and a long section of Ridge Road will see culvert replacement and paving.

Smile!  You're probably on camera!

New cameras will be installed in the coming months around the Isle. More public areas will be covered, including the tennis courts, basketball court, both marinas and all sides of the Clubhouse. In addition, cameras will photograph everyone coming and going from the Isle, and will even take a photo of every license plate.  Please be advised that when you are on Isle property, it is likely that you are being filmed.

Be mindful of the Isle rights-of-way.

The Isle's right-of-way is 20 feet from the center of Lake Drive South (40 feet across), and 15 feet from the center of all other roads (30 feet across).  Anything left in the right-of-way for an extended period of time (boat trailers, dumpsters, construction supplies, etc.) are a violation of Ordinance 3 and must be moved.

Please drive slowly and share the road!  The summer months bring more campers, pedestrians and bikers to the Isle roads, making this the most dangerous time on our roadways.  Please adhere to the 20 mph speed limit.

The next regular board meeting will be Saturday, August 20, at 10 a.m. at the room next to the CI Post Office.  If you would like to submit items for the regular monthly meeting agenda, please do so at least one week prior to the meeting.  Submissions may be made by email to: clerk@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Keep CITD office updated:  It is important to keep the Candlewood Isle Tax District Office up to date on your current contact information.  If you have had a change/addition of your email address or any other contact information, please make sure to update Karen Hanley via:  office@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 203-746-0220.

 

 Bob Stryker photo in the CI Photo Contest Emotion Category.

 

Newsletters now weekly.  Next issue: Friday August 12. Submission deadline:  Tuesday, August 9.  Call Aimée Suhie at 746-5155, or e-mail suhieaimee@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to submit items for the newsletter or to be included on the e-mail lists. You can also see the newsletter at our fantastic Website www.candlewoodisle.com