UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS: MARK YOUR CALENDARS. Flyers available in the boxes for 2 of the upcoming events.
January 22, Ladies Tea and Fashion Show, 2 p.m. Grill on the Green. Flyers are out with details. $10, payable in advance to Betty Olson, 520-399-3822. Choice of dessert. Gift certificate will be given to the wearer of the most interesting hat. Tickets are still available. Contact Betty now.
February 14, Gaslight Theater matinee, 3:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:15 p.m.) Flyers are out with details. $18 per person, payable in advance to Judy Kasper, 520-661-6474.
February 17, Possible wine tasting, but plans not firm. East Center
March 24, Going Away potluck for the winter residents. Menu to be determined,
HOLIDAY TRASH PICKUP
Every resident of CV receives a schedule of holidays that our trash provider, Titan Recycle and Trash observes when you sign up service. They observe 5 major holidays in 2017 that impact pickups for Continental Vistas. During the week of a major holidays, all pickups will be a day late. For example, on Labor Day observed on a Monday, all pickups will be a day late. Tuesday’s trash is picked up on Wednesday, Wednesday’s recycles are picked up on Thursday and Friday’s trash will be picked up on Saturday. Do not put out your trash/recycles until the morning of the scheduled pickup and keep an eye on them in case of roaming javalinas. You are responsible to pick up any debris left if javalinas get into your trash. If you cannot find your schedule of holidays, please call Titan at 520-382-1009 and they will be happy to send you another.
FOR ALL WALKERS:
Please walk on the left side of the road facing traffic. This ensures you can make eye contact with oncoming cars and give them a friendly wave so they’ll be sure to see you. Carry ID and a cell phone in case of emergency. If you walk a dog, please take plastic bags with you to pick up anything deposited. Take it home with you and put it in YOUR trash. Do not leave it by the side of the road or in someone’s yard. Approach blind corners carefully going slowly until you see the road is clear. Just a reminder that the volunteer grounds committee created two walking paths at each side of Paseo del Prado at the corner of La Canada so you can turn the corner off the street and be out of the way of turning cars who may not see you.
GROUNDS VOLUNTEER WORK
Volunteer grounds work is now held only on the 1st Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. Larry Coffin will lead. We will meet at the vacant lot at 1048 Del Prado. The work will last 1-3 hours. No one is asked to work any harder or longer than their body or time will allow. It is great camaraderie, fun, and plant knowledge. Meet your neighbors and make our subdivision safer and look great. You pick the days that work best for you. Please put it on your calendar. If you cannot come out, cookies are always appreciated for our breaks. Thank you. Larry Coffin
FLYER DISTRIBUTION CHANGE
Great news! We are no longer delivering fliers for our social events to each home. So many of you missed this information when you were not at home or out of town, so we will now deliver them to you using ‘flyer boxes’ located in 15 different places in our community:
A) All permanent locked mail box units (11) B) Entrances to Continental Vistas from La Canada @ Del Prado (1), La Canada@ Vista Hermosa (1) and Continental Road @ Del Prado (1) C) Swimming pool (1)
We will now be able to give you, quickly, other community information, as needed. Remember, you can always get up to date info on what is happening in our great community by going to our website, continentalvistas.org.
Javalinas love trash in plastic bags and create a mess all over driveways and streets. Please do not put out your trash the night before or too early in the morning. Trash comes anytime after 7 a.m. If you have an in ground container, use it. Help keep Continental Vistas neat and clean!
As the weather warms, snakes are out and they love to hide under bushes. Be very cautious when walking in the arroyos or even on the street.
Owners of properties on Vista Hermosa and Las Lomas Circle need to keep a watch for and weed, spray or pull out buffle grass and fountain grass on your lots. You need to get rid of these invasive plants before they spread to the common areas. These plants burn easily and hot and spread fast. There is a Green Valley community (and Pima County)-wide effort to get rid of them. If you need help identifying them, contact Larry or Mark on the Grounds Committee.