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Adding Enjoyment to Our Scenery

October 16, 2018 — If and when you drive in the Bay Area, or even in the Sacramento region, have you ever noticed the amount of trash littering the sides of the road? Does that add to your enjoyment of the scenery? When you drive into Grass Valley from

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The Curious Forge — A Reason for Being

October 16, 2018 — Ikigai is the Japanese word for a concept that can best be expressed as "just what gives one his or her reason for being." It could be a child or a hobby, but some would contend that it is, at its finest, the blending of

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Wildwood Octoberfest Car Show Winners

October 16, 2018 — The Lake Wildwood Octoberfest Car Show is now in the rearview mirror and was a huge success, with a total of 68 entrants! We had a wide variety of excellent cars, two trucks, E-bikes and quarter midget (children's) race cars. I am truly thankful to

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Y’ Think? — Some of the Things You Remember Didn’t Really Happen

October 16, 2018 — Recently, Ali (my life partner) told me an amusing story. She had brought an apple and a boiled egg to the golf course for an energy boost. At the end of the nine-hole round, riding the course on her friend's golf cart, she noticed that

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To Serve You Better, We Need to Know You Better

October 16, 2018 — 2018 Lake Wildwood Membership Survey    The last time we surveyed the membership was 2013. Things can change a lot in five years, and your Association management needs to keep up with you if we're going to serve you properly. So, whether you're a Lake Wildwood

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Wildwood Wins ‘Battle of the Lakes’ Tourney

October 16, 2018 — PICKLEBALL Pictured: Lake Wildwood Women's PB Team: Gail Headstrom, Kim Rose, Patti Egge, Terri Nordby, Nan Spier, Cherry Eden, Debbie Mazorra, Sue, Cowell, Melissa McCarthy and Sue Cook. Lake Wildwood Men's PB Team: front row: Barie Duffin, Steve Smith, Steve Egge, Ken Krueger, Jeff Seid,

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General Manager’s Report — Property Need Help Cleaning-up?

October 16, 2018 — Your Property Needs Clearing But Can't Afford It: Jaime Jones, head of the Nevada County Fire Safe Council, has funding available for their “Special Needs Assistance Program.” There are monies available to low income or disabled people. Simply get in touch with Jamie at the

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Clubhouse’s September Tab ‘Promising.’

October 16, 2018 — The month of September has passed and we are now well into fall and the month of October. As anticipated, September's early projected numbers for the Restaurant and Bar are very promising. The projected sales were well over what we had set for the budget.

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Former Ambassador to Address Local UN Chapter

October 16, 2018 — October 14, 2018 Former US Ambassador Steven Browning to Address Challenges Facing US and UN in Africa at Annual United Nations (UN) Day Observance October 24 The local chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA) will celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the

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Artists of the Oaks — Lights…Camera…Auction!

October 16, 2018 — The Gallery at the Oaks has a new addition this month; our "Small Works Silent Auction" is in full swing. Over forty small works of arts are being auctioned through the month of October. Bidding starts at $20.00 and the bid increases by a minimum

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‘Worst Thing About Fall is Fall’

October 16, 2018 — Autumn is beautiful around here. The weather is delightful. Cool mornings and warm afternoons. The colors are wonderful. The worst thing about fall is the fall of the leaves from deciduous trees and shrubs. What a mess they can make when the winds blow and

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Pickleball — I Dink in the Kitchen

October 5, 2018 — By Terri Nordby PB Strategy at the Kitchen If you watch good PB players the common denominator in their play is that after the serve and return both teams come to the kitchen line where the remainder of the game is played. At the kitchen

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Neighbors being Neighbors…for 20 years!

October 5, 2018 — Chickadee/Phoebe Courts Celebrate 20 years! Last month 43 Chickadee/Phoebe Court residents gathered at the home of Nancy and Rodger Jensen to celebrate our special neighborhood. Holiday Market prepared delicious tri-tip and chicken, the committee provided salads and neighbors brought their best appetizers and desserts to

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Y’Think? — Intuition: Should You Trust Your Gut?

October 5, 2018 — By Alex Alexander   Way back in the 1970s I was offered a job with a major bank in San Francisco. They wanted me to be their Vice President of Market Research. I wasn't qualified. Market research professionals—the good ones—have a deep understanding of statistics

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Tee Talk — Congratulations, Ladies!

October 5, 2018 — By Shari Davis Karen Price reports that she was one of the nine Lake Wildwood ladies who played Winchester Country Club at their open day. It was a beautiful day and the course was in great shape. Mo won closest to the pin; Karen says she thinks

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Lady Niners — Jones captures August’s ‘Most Improved’ Title

October 5, 2018 — By Joan Bachus   Captain Cyndi opened the September meeting by reminding the members present to think about volunteering for the Niner board for 2019. This is a great way to make many new friends and find out more about this group that you have

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Men’s 18-Hole Club — Handicaps and the dreaded “R”

October 5, 2018 — By Vince McNamara & Steve Ennis, Handicap Chairperson What does the "R" on your handicap mean? How is it calculated? Why is it kicking in now? How long will it be in place? These are all questions that one has when they receive an "R"

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Men’s 9-Hole Club — Scrambling to Scramble

October 5, 2018 — By Jim Moss On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Men Niners had a Scramble Tournament. Not your ordinary scramble, mind you, but one with specific unorthodox rules. Mike Baca, with his long experience in setting unusual parameters, decided he'd like to really challenge the players by

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Good News! No New Cases! — Lake Committee

October 5, 2018 — Lake Committee Report With summer coming to an end, it's a good time to provide an update on the status of this year's lake program. The best news is that there have been no new cases of O157:H7 reported to the Health Department this year.

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Rotary Holiday Food Drive for Families in Penn Valley

October 5, 2018 —   By Nicole Van Vacas Gagnon, PV Rotary, Chair, Public Information Not too early to donate WOW points from the Holiday Market The last few years the Rotary Club of Penn Valley has led an effort to feed 30 local Penn Valley families over the Winter

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