“Oh, say does that star spangled banner yet
wave, o’er the land of the free….and the home
of the brave.” Francis Scott Key – 1814.
Since adopted in 1777, the flag has inspired
countless millions, both at home and abroad,
yearning to be free. Display it proudly to
celebrate our independence as “one nation,
Gutter Cleaning & Guards: Spring gutter cleaning on all community buildings was completed in early June. Gutters on Building # 27 (700-708 Braeburn) were reinforced to (hopefully) prevent a reoccurrence of winter ice damage. Gutter guards will be installed on one townhome for evaluation purposes. If they work well, special pricing may be available to all residents for future installation.
Community Pool: The Clubhouse pool is now open and heated for your enjoyment. Please be sure to review the community’s pool use guidelines in the HOA Rules & Regulations.
Clubhouse items: Spring tune-up of the HVAC system has been completed, with only a minor coolant issue found and resolved. For information, the HOA has an annual maintenance agreement with WK Mechanical of Monroe, NY for twice-annual service and discounted parts and service.
When using the Clubhouse, please be sure that both front and back doors are locked and that all lights are off when you leave (note that the Sales Office keeps the
Clubhouse open on weekend days). Also, if you use the kitchen, please verify that all appliances (especially the gas stove) are cleaned and properly shut off. Please note that when bringing guests to use either the Clubhouse or the pool, you must sign your guests into the Log Book which is on the credenza along the south wall in the main room.
• Congratulations to Alice & Mark Nash who will be welcoming their very first grandchild in a few months.
• Congratulations also to Georgie & Ted Kuykendall who recently welcomed grandson #2.
• A big “THANK YOU” to Kim Rolando who once again planted flowers in the landscape beneath the “Rivers Edge Luxury Townhouses” sign as you turn onto Rivers Edge Drive (off
Night at the Movies at Rivers Edge
All movies at Rivers Edge start at 7:00pm sharp. Social time starts at 6:30. First movie night of each month is pizza night (BYO drink).PIzza arrives at 6 PM.
By popular demand, movies every Tuesday night will continue through March, but we will return to the every other Tuesday schedule in April.
Jul 11: Pizza night + movie “Chocolat” rated PG13
Jul 25: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, rated PG
Aug 15: Pizza + movie “Best Laid Plans”, rated R
Aug 29: “Miles From Home”, rated R
Outings & Events
WE MAY BE SENIORS, BUT WE’RE AN ACTIVE BUNCH!
Since our last newsletter was published, group outings have included dinner at Yanni’s Front Street Café in Port Jervis, lunch at Bistro Thyme in Port Jervis, theater at the Shawnee Playhouse and dinner at Alaska Pete’s in Marshall’s Creek, the Memorial Day Block Party, and a special Social Gathering at the Clubhouse to wish bon voyage to old friends and to welcome new friends. Here are some photos of our outings and gatherings:
Memorial Day Block Party
The Memorial Day Block Party was a huge success with a great turnout. The rainy skies cleared just before the party got underway, allowing the food and drink to flow, and the friendship of neighbors to shine. A great time was had by all!!
Meet Your Neighbors
An affectionate Rivers Edge welcome to our newest residents: Sal & Laura Congemi of 608 Braeburn, and Arthur & Joann Carpana of 708 Braeburn. Welcome also to soon-to-be (July) residents Tom & Maureen Burke of 504 Braeburn, and Karen Layland of 1105 MacIntosh. We’re glad you are all a part of our very special community. WELCOME!!!
Andy and Angela Abdul moved from West Milford, New Jersey where they resided for almost 40 years. Andy was raised in Lodi and Angela in Garfield in Bergen County New Jersey. Both Andy and Angela are still employed, but plan on retiring soon. Andy has his own laboratory supply business in Newark, NJ and teaches Chemistry at Bloomfield College (NJ) 2 mornings a week. He is an amateur paleontologist and was a very active volunteer in West Milford, serving on the Environmental Commission and other committees. For many years he was a Rotarian and Scoutmaster for scouts with disabilities. Angela is the founder and director of a non-profit advocacy and support group for families who have children with disabilities in Northern New Jersey (Association for Special Children & Families). Since their move here she works from home and travels to the West Milford office weekly. She also volunteers on several non-profit boards.
Andy and Angela have a daughter Dawn and son Andrew. Dawn is employed at a Valley National Bank in ATM department and her husband Ralph is a high school teacher in North Bergen. Their daughter, Ariana, is a sophomore at Ramapo College. The family lives in Bogota, NJ. Andrew and his wife Kathy reside in Rockaway, NJ. Andrew is the proprietor of “Flags and Silver” jewelry store in West Milford and Kathy works for a non-profit disabilities organization. When they are not working Andy and Angela are busy unpacking scores of boxes of books and enjoying their view of the Delaware River from 1008 Macintosh Way.
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Men’s Coffee Social
All men of Rivers Edge are cordially invited to join our new Men’s Coffee Social hour at 9:00AM on the first Saturday of each month. We meet at the Clubhouse for coffee & pastries, and friendly, light-hearted conversation. Come join us!
Your Activities Team
Our community Activities Team is:
Marie Malak – email@example.com – (609)425-7520
Nancy Steiner – firstname.lastname@example.org – (914)714-8313
Contact Marie or Nancy if you have questions about an upcoming event, or a suggestion for a new event. Thanks to both of them for the excellent job they do!
Community Movies—with Pizza
For the months of January and February, our community movie nights were every Tuesday, rather than the normal every other Tuesday schedule. By popular demand, this every-Tuesday schedule was continued through March but will return to the regular schedule in April. First Tuesday of each month is pizza night, but you don’t have to watch the movie to join us for pizza. Come join us and have some fun! And consider watching the movie too – they’re all good!
Interior finishing work continues at 504 Braeburn, the future home of Maureen & Tom Burke from Shahola, with closing estimated for July 2017. Two additional interior units in Building 25 on Braeburn are under contract, 502 for Mary Bates and 506 for Colleen Henderson. The foundation is in for new building #23 and additional work, framing and exterior finishing will continue as quickly as practical through the summer and fall of this year.
Coupled with more aggressive marketing and improved real estate market, the developer now plans to begin a program of fully finishing one interior and one exterior unit as “spec” homes to facilitate nearly immediate availability. The first two spec homes will be one of the interior units on the river, and the end unit in Building 25. This is intended to be an ongoing program where as spec