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Scouting For Food

Boy Scout Troop 2017 and Cub Scout Pack 287 will collect food in Spring Ridge this fall as part of the national “Scouting for Food” initiative.  Scouts will distribute empty bags on Saturday, November 4th, and pick-up filled bags on Saturday, November 11th.  Please leave bags of unexpired, non-perishable food items on your front porch by 9 am on Saturday the 11th.                NO GLASS.  Condo residents may leave filled bags outside the main entry door of your condo building for pick-up on November 11th.   Bags may also be dropped off to Spring Ridge Elementary on November 11th or directly to the  Frederick area food bank. Thank you for your generosity.

 

Friends and Neighbors Club - October 18th

Joyce Renner, a Nationally Certified Reflexologist in feet, hands, and ears, and a Reiki expert will speak at the Wednesday, October 18th Spring Ridge Friends & Neighbors (FAN) club social.  The social is open to all adult residents of Spring Ridge ages 21 and older and begins at 7 p.m. at the Spring Ridge Visitor Center.

Ms. Renner will talk about the history of Reiki and Reflexology, and how it actually helps by promoting relaxation, improving circulation restoring numbness caused by neuropathy, reduces pain from pulled muscles and athletic injuries, and more.

She’ll give examples of success stories from her practice, Body & Sole Wellness, and talk about the future of Reiki.  She noted that a study in the American Cancer Society Journal found that one-third of cancer patients used reflexology as a complementary therapy. 

Ms. Renner will also address the future of alternative therapies: a group of Reiki volunteers is now working with Frederick Memorial Hospital in their cancer center.

Please join us for this informative presentation, and enjoy refreshments with your fellow Spring Ridge residents! For questions email Diane DeMarco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Fall Maintenance Ideas

Fall is the perfect time to take care of maintenance items that can make a big difference for your home and the overall look of the property, especially when winter is right around the corner. Here are some ideas:

 

Fences: Wood fences do not last forever. We have seen fences that have been installed over 15 years ago or more and now are in great need of replacement or repair. This is especially true in the case of split rail fences. If this is your case you should repair or replace the fence.

 

Grass/weeds: grass and weeds growing in cracks of sidewalks, driveways and in particular on the curbside areas give a very unkempt look to your property. We have seen weeds/grass growing up to a foot near the curbside area in front of some homes in Spring Ridge. A little bit of Round Up once every 3 months applied in some of these spots would greatly improve the appearance of your home. 

 

Exterior painting and replacement of rotten wood trims: A coat of paint on the exterior trim of your home is one of the easiest ways to give your home a fresh, well-maintained appearance for little investment. If you have some rotten wood trim areas make sure to repair it properly. We advise you to replace the wood with the new paintable, low maintenance PVC trims.

 

Flower beds/ gardens: Now that the summer is over, any vegetable gardens and flower beds around the house should be cleaned of dead plant materials.

 

Tree trimming: A lot of front yards trees have branches growing into the sidewalks due to the growth throughout the summertime.  Branches should be trim away from sidewalks in order to not impede passage.

 

Leaf pickup: rake leafs from your yard on a regular basis. Leaving leaves in your yard gives your yard a very unkempt look plus it will eventually destroy your lawn. Remember Spring Ridge offers Yard waste removal every Wednesday, April through mid-December. And, the first thing most people see is the front yard of your home and so we advise you to keep it clean, to keep it maintained

Trick-Or-Treat 2017 6-8pm

Spring Ridge Trick-Or-Treat will be held Tuesday, October 31st from 6-8pm.  We remind drivers to use caution during Trick-Or-Treat hours. We suggest those homes participating leave their front porch light on and youngsters Trick-Or-Treating are encouraged to go in groups and to take flashlights.  Parents:  Please go through the candy your children receive and remove any suspicious looking or unwrapped candy.

Solicitors in Spring Ridge

We have heard that there have been some aggressive solicitors in Spring Ridge over the holidays. We advise each owner to deal with this in the following manner: Kindly but firmly ask them to leave your property. Have your cell phone in your hand and tell them that you’re are calling the Frederick County Sheriff if they don’t leave immediately.

There is no real practical way to prevent solicitors from entering Spring Ridge in our open, ungated community, but each owner has the right to ask someone to leave your personal property. This is trespassing and the Sheriff can assist with this. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is 301-600-2071. Please do not call the 911 number unless you have an emergency.