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What’s the master plan at Lake Wildwood?

What will Lake Wildwood look like in 10 years and how expensive will it be to live here? If those two questions are important to LWW homeowners, now is the time to get familiar with the 2013-2014 Master Plan, which has just been published at http://www.lwwa.org.

At the Master Plan workshop/board meeting last week, the planning committee, under the leadership of Lindy Hahn, outlined the purpose of the plan, planning tools, the process of updating the plan on a regular basis (2014-2015 is already in the works), input from the board and community, and the next steps.

Because the 2013-2014 plan is so comprehensive, it is not yet approved and has been posted for the community and the board to read and comment on. Just reading the first 36 pages will tell you a lot about our demographics, what’s selling, how stats are interpreted to define projects and amenities for our community and a list of priority projects.

Long-term recommended projects (pages 28-37 ) for research and review include the Vogt Ranch acquisition, the clubhouse complex, a year-round fitness center and pool, alternative uses for the campground and high density aging in-place housing. How do those sound to you? Is it time to get involved, attend planning meetings, ask questions and/or join committees to help flesh out these projects or bring new ideas forward?

Meetings are generally held the first Monday of the month, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Dogwood Room at the Community Center; meeting times are also on the website. Email the committee beforehand and get a spot on the agenda; they run a tight meeting with time for comments during the last half hour.

Christmas in LWW

By the time you read this, the hot chocolate and cookies will all be gone, the caroling books will be put away and the Community Center Christmas tree will be covered in holiday lights. If you missed the fifth annual LWW Holiday Tree Lighting, there are still lots of activities to keep you in the holiday spirit.

Check the website or the E-bits newsletter for more details and ticket information on the following activities: breakfast with Santa Wednesday, Dec. 4, 9 or 10:30 a.m.; the LWW Annual Holiday Dinner Dances, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, an elegant evening and your last chance to dance in the Cedar Room; the LWW Women’s Chorus holiday concert under the expert leadership of Vicki Goss, 10:30 a.m. and again at 7 p.m., Dec. 13, in the Oak Room at the Community Center.

Read this, Santa! will be performed by the Reader’s Theatre at 10:30 a.m. and again at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 16, in the Oak Room at the Community Center. Be sure to check out the incredible holiday displays at homes throughout LWW.

Last but not least, there’s the annual Nevada County Food and Toy Run. Dec. 14 marks the 12th consecutive year the LWW motorcycle enthusiasts have participated in this nonprofit event that serves needy families in Nevada County at Christmas.

Toy and donation boxes are at the north gate and at the LWW office to accept tax-deductible donations, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food. Be sure to come out on Dec. 14 when hundreds of motorcycle riders ride through Nevada City and Grass Valley on their way to the fairgrounds, where they will be met by enthusiastic children and parents waiting to receive toys and groceries.

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

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