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January 6, 2014
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Busy new year ahead for Lake Wildwood


Happy New Year! There is so much going on that 2014 is starting off with a bang.

Penn Valley Town Hall Meeting — The sixth annual Town Hall Meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church across from the post office. If you are concerned about the rezoning for high density housing in Penn Valley; a possible tax assessment for Western Gateway Park; the merging of Penn Valley school districts; or interested in all the happenings in LWW, including closing the clubhouse and moving the administration office, then this is the meeting to attend.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and mingling with neighbors, and the meeting will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will be ample time at the end for questions, so be sure to get your questions submitted in writing. These are hot topics. At the last meeting, there was a line out the door and folks were turned away, so plan to arrive early.

Jazz at the Lake — With the closing of the LWW clubhouse on Jan. 1, Jazz at the Cedars becomes Jazz at the Lake in reference to the new venue at the Oak Room of the Community Center, which overlooks the lake. Season concerts will continue through March 26.

The next concert is on Jan. 30 and will feature the Fulton Street Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Jan. 7 at the administration office. While the details are still being worked out on food service at the new venue, there will be theatre-style seating and a full bar service. Watch the LWW news for more details.

Monday Taco Nights — Starting 5-8 p.m. today, Taco Night moves to the Oak Room in the Community Center for street-style tacos and quesadillas catered by Horn of the Bull Taqueria. With a cash-only bar and food, this is not only a great family affair, but also one of the more popular activities at LWW. The new venue at the lake will just add to the party like atmosphere.

Annual Crab Feed — The Penn Valley Lions Club Annual Crab Feed is coming up on Jan. 24 and 25, at the Penn Valley Fire Station on Spenceville Road. No-host cocktails start at 6 p.m. and the All-You-Can-Eat dinner is at 7 p.m. It includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and cracked crab, all for $40 per person. This annual crab feed has been raising money to help the community for over 20 years. Tickets are available by calling 432-9828.

Lake Wildwood Survey — Based on focus groups held in December, the McMahon Group is developing a survey that will give LWW management a better idea of what residents want in terms of a clubhouse and dining services. Be on the lookout for a survey to come to your mailbox in February.

It is important to think carefully about what we want at LWW and what we are willing to pay for. Don’t assume that articles suggesting consensus to do one thing or another reflect a majority view. Answering the survey is the best direction we can give our board in taking us to the next steps of design, budget and a community vote on how to fund any changes.

Got a tip about someone or something in Lake Wildwood or Penn Valley? Contact Shirl Mendonca at shirlmendonca@gv.net.


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The Union Updated Jan 6, 2014 12:30AM Published Jan 6, 2014 01:59PM Copyright 2014 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.