Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Morning Visitor

Some folks woke up this morning to an interesting Visitor.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Garden Exchange


For many of us, there is no better fulfillment than the pleasure of Nature’s beauty that surrounds our Harbor Hills homes.

If you are an enthusiastic gardener or simply love the feel of digging in the dirt, come and let’s organize a Garden Exchange, where we can share our ideas and experiences with our Florida gardens. Learning to appreciate our unique micro-climate through the creation of a monthly “to-do” calendar for Florida plants, shrubs and trees would be a primary goal.

If you are interested, please contact Judy Cammarano by phone (753-0350) or e-mail for information regarding the first meeting on Jan. 15, 2008 .

Thank you!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Pinewood Trip

Several of Harbor Hills Members visited to Historic Bok Sanctuary and "Christmas at Pinewood." It was Pretty Chilly, but everyone enjoyed the trip.
Thanks to Jerri Mayer.

New Hardscape Water Demonstration Project

New Hardscapes Conserve Water

Under the advisement of the St John's River Water Management District the Harbor Hills Homeowner's Association Board of Directors approved the implementation of hardscapes that are designed to conserve water. By removing the sod, using low water plants and shrubs, and replacing inefficient sprinkler heads with low water use micro irrigation the hardscape has been redesigned to conserve water and it looks great!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Good Times Cruising with Friends

Bunch of our residents got together and went on a 5 day Cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Lines to the Bahamas.
A good time was had by all.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Harbor Hills Boat Parade

Last Night was the Annual Harbor Hills Boat Parade. We had a great turnout as we cruised through our canals.

A good time was had by all.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Veggie Man

Veggies in the Parking Lot Tomorrow!! Around 1 p.m. for an hour.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Roundtable Meeting

The Next Roundtable meeting will be Wednesday December 5 at 10:30 A.M.
This meeting is open to all interested parties.

Martini Night

Well Last night was Martini Night and a good time was had by all.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Attention Construction Area – Authorized Personnel Only
It is an exciting time at Harbor Hills. As we expand Harbor Hills to welcome new neighbors and club members, we ask that you refrain from entering the Bella Vista section. This new section of the community is surrounded by golf course holes 2 through 8. This construction zone is filled with heavy equipment and machinery and is dangerous to non-authorized personnel.
Golfers please do not enter the construction zone at any time. Please check with the pro shop for any updated course rules.
Additionally, please do not use the path that crosses through Bella Vista from Fairway Village to The Pines and the Grove sections.

Event Reminders

Just a few event reminders from Jerri Mayer:
The Veggie Men will be in the clubhouse parking lot TODAY at 1 p.m. for about an hour
The deadline to sign up for the Members Trim the Tree Party (6 p.m. - 8 p.m. next Tuesday, Dec. 4 -- The Lady Lake Elementary Choir will provide the entertainment!) is TOMORROW
The deadline to sign up for the Holiday Shopping Spree (next Friday, Dec. 7) is TOMORROW
Martini Night at the Club is TOMORROW NIGHT!!! No reservations needed.
The deadline to sign up for Christmas at Pinewood (Monday, Dec. 17) is Monday, Dec. 3
The deadline to sign up for Painted Floor Cloth Craft Day (Monday, Dec. 10) is next Thursday, Dec. 6

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cookies for Our Troops

On November 28th, the Harbor Hills community joined our "Cookie Lady" Lillian Riley (in Elf hat) to break a record of 100 boxes of dozens and dozens of cookies and treats to supply our troops overseas this Holiday season. Thanks to Dick and Skitch Koenig for coordinating this effort and to everyone who participated in and contributed to this awesome accomplishment!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Martini Night

Martini Night at the Club!

Friday, November 30
Bar Open 6 p.m.
Dinner Served Until 8:30 p.m.
Dancing Until 10 p.m.

Here's another chance to sample that exotic martini you've seen in magazines. Harbor Hills' own Bartini Man Tim Collette will concoct a variety of libations in the lounge, where dance band Cool Breeze will entice members to boogie all night.

Marvelous Martinis--at the hand of General Manager Steve Henne--will also be available downstairs in the Signature Grille.

For dinner—there will be open ordering in the Grille.*

Even if you're not a martini drinker, sip a glass of wine or toss back a cool one, but don't miss the dinner and great dance music. Come enjoy your club!

No reservations required.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Floor Cloth Painting

Design a canvas rug!

Floor Cloth Painting
Made Easy!
Monday, Dec. 10
10 a.m.

No experience necessary!
All supplies provided!

Creating art underfoot is easy, and no exotic supplies or fancy skills are required. Fashion the perfect gift for the person who has everything or keep the floor cloth you design to display at home.

$12 per person (payable that day) includes:

· primed 2' x 3' finished size canvas rug
· one roll painter's tape
· double-sided carpet tape
· stencils
· acrylic paint
· sponge brush
· varnish

Room for 12 participants only.

Please call the club at 753-7000 to sign up by Dec. 6.


Bingo in the Clubhouse last night. A good time was had by all especially the Smith Family who combined for 4 wins. Congratulations.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Scrapbook Meeting

The last Scrapbook Meeting of the year will be held Monday, Nov. 19, at 9:30 a.m.

All members of Harbor Hills Country Club are invited to join, and in order for the Scrapbook club to continue, at least eight scrappers must attend.

Please contact Nikki Hoffman at for more information.

Thank you!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Soufle Class

'Souffle Class' presented by Annette Rystrom. As you can tell, she did a super job! She mastered both a chocolate souffle and an Asiago souffle. Annette affectionately renamed the latter the "Harbor Hills Asiago Souffle" due to the recipe modifications needed to accomodate our convection (rather than a conventional) oven in the upstairs kitchen.

Club Meetings

It has always been the policy of the Harbor Hills Country Club to allow Clubs and functions that are comprised of Harbor Hills Country Club Members only space for their meetings free of charge.

It has also been our policy that if a Club allows non-members to join, that Club should pay a room rental fee.

Recently some of our Clubs have allowed non-Members of the Harbor Hills Country Club to join their Club. Those Clubs that allow this must pay a room rental fee .

Allowing non members the same rights as members would dilute our membership and we ask all members to follow these rules.

For those that support our Club by being members we appreciate your business and support.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Fabulous Franco Brothers

Here is a picture of The Fabulous Franco Brothers performing at Godfather night last week.
Of course, the Franco Brothers got their start at Harbor Hills 2 years ago at the Follies night. You may know them as Dale Wood, Rico Albanasi, and Tony Salerno. They are better known as Dino Franco, Rocco Franco, and Antonio Franco.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pen and Ink Drawing Class

Here are some shots from today's Pen & Ink Drawing class. The class all worked on the same project of a windmill scene. Everyone did a great job.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Godfather Night

Last night Harbor Hills celebrated Godfather Night. The DiDomenicos and the Shadoin's get my vote as the Best Dressed couples.


Saturday, November 03, 2007

Some of our Garden Club members recently visited the Discovery Gardens in Tavares. Discovery Gardens is part of the Lake County Horticultural Learning Center

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Irrigation Reminder

Please be sure to follow the St Johns Guidelines for irrigation. Watering is restricted to no more than two times per week on an as needed basis.

Odd Address must water on Wednesday and Saturday
Even Addresses must water on Thursday and Sunday

Watering is limited betwen the hours of 4PM and 10AM.


Just a reminder that Veggie Men Rooster and Joe will be in the clubhouse parking lot tomorrow around 1 p.m. They promise to be even better stocked this week and plan to be here EVERY THURSDAY! Check it out!

...AND this Friday is FIRST FRIDAY. The Signature Grille will be open for dinner until 8:30 p.m. Live music in the lounge until 10 p.m. Don't miss it!

Thank you

Happy Halloween

Some pictures from our Halloween Extravaganza at the Country Club.
A good time was had by all. Many thanks to Jerri Mayer for the pictures.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


The next yoga class with certified instructor Michele LaFever will begin on Nov. 19 and last for six weeks in the racquetball court at the clubhouse. Class begins at 9 a.m. --sharp-- on Monday mornings and is for all levels of experience.

The cost of the class is $8 per session if paid for in advance. (Bring cash or check--payable to instructor--for $48 if you plan to attend each week.) If you know you will not be able to attend each week, just pay for the classes you know you will be able to take.

If you choose to take the class and pay on a day-by-day basis, the cost is $10 per class.

Dress in comfortable workout clothes and bring a yoga mat and at least one towel for padding. Thank you!

If you have questions, please contact:

Michele LaFever
267-6922 Cell

Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Syd

The Rich family celebrates Sydney's Birthday.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Veggie Man Cometh

Here are some shots from today's veggie visit. Everyone seemed pleased with their purchases...
and Rooster and his partner Joe were happy with the turnout and promise to be even better stocked next week. This could be the beginning of something very good!
Every Thursday at 1 p.m.
Is that number one Son buying Veggies for his wife and daughter Sydney???
Thanks to Jerri Mayer for setting this up.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Golf Course Reseeding

The Golf Course Reseeding has been rescheduled for November 12th and 13.

The Course will be open on Monday October 22.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


The 10/14/07 Precautionary Boil Water Notice is hereby rescinded following the Satisfactory Completion of the Bacteriological Survey showing that the Water is safe to drink.

Please alert your Neighbors

Thank you

Monday, October 15, 2007


We will have a meeting tomorrow morning (Tuesday Ocotober 16, 2007) at the Clubhouse at 10:00 A.M. to discuss the Water Holding Tank failure and the anticapated schedule of replacement.
Also we will provide an update of the Boil Water Measures that are in effect.
All interested parties are invited to attend.
Please inform your neighbors and invite them to attend.

Red Team Golf Cart

Beth and Dick Keith won the best decorated Red Team Cart award ( on left)

Sunday, October 14, 2007


The Hydrotank on Harbor Hills Boulevard near the 16th Hole failed today.
We have hooked up the Back-up tanks at the North and South side of the Property.
Water pressure will be down slightly until the tank is replaced.
As a precautionary act "Please Boil Water until further notice."


Breif Cease Fire

Well we had a brief cease fire in the Red vs. Blue War. Bruce and Johanne Lord from the Blue team and Red Team Captain Dale Wood and Max came together for the sake of RED SOX NATION!! Because all 4 of are from the Boston area, being Red Sox fans is not an option, it's a birthright.
But those pesky Cleveland Indians didnt have a cease fire as they beat the Sox in extra innings last night to tie the series up 1-1.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Wine Tasting

Members learned the ABC's of Wine tasting and had a great time.

The Basics of Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting II: Assessing by Smell

Round Table

Just a reminder the Monthly Round Table meeting will take place tomorrow Wednesday October 10th at 10:30 A.M. in the Clubhouse.

All interested Parties are invited to attend.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Blessing of the Animals

Well some of our favorite members and their pets got together for "The Blessing of the Animals"
I thought they were already "Blessed" as they live in Harbor Hills.

Thanks to Nikki Hoffman and others for the information and pictures

Monday, October 01, 2007

Upcoming October Events

Thursday, Oct. 4 – 4 p.m.
Grassy area near horse shoe pits
All Members' pets invited to participate
Ø Pet Fashion Show
Ø Obedience demonstration
Ø Special prayer and song for all pets
Ø Voluntary donations to Houndhaven
Ø Come in your golf cart and bring a chair or blanket to sit on
Ø Don't forget your pet's water bowl
Call 753-7000 to let us know you'll be bringing your pet.

Monday, Oct. 8 -- 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Visit with returning friends
Sample and rate 11 wines
Food & Prizes
$25 per person
Call 753-7000 by Oct. 3


Sunday, Oct. 28 -- $25++ per person
Ø Wear Black Clothes – NO costumes!
Ø Bring a Jack-O-Lantern
Ø Enjoy a Dark Dinner
Ø Dance Like Crazy
Golfers automatically signed up to attend. All other members should call 753-7000 to sign up.
For Groan Up Harbor Hills Members & Their Guests

Monday, Oct. 29
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Create a sunset beach scene
$35 per person (payable that day) includes all supplies
No experience necessary
For Harbor Hills Members & Their Guests
Call 753-7000 to sign up by Oct. 22

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Round Table

There will be no Round table meeting this week.
It will be October 10 at 10:30 A.M.
See you then.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Marinated Mariners

Looks like the Marinated Mariners had a great time on their outing this past Sunday as about 40 members took a ride through the Harris Chain of Lakes down to Eustis for Sunday Brunch.
Thanks to Len Williams for the pictures.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Harbor Hills Weather Station

Larry Bayless has created a Harbor Hills Weather Station and has asked us to post a link to it so he can share it with the rest of the community.
Here it is.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Paying Bills Online

Several of our residents have asked how they pay their Club Bills on line.
This is the list of banks that we get checks from for payment through their bank's bill pay services that we have received over the last few weeks:

The Northern Trust
JP Morgan Chase
Citizens First
UMB Bank Warsaw
Colonial Bank
Regions Bank
Bank of America
Digital Federal Credit Union
Navy Federal Credit Union
US Bank NA

Monday, September 10, 2007

Golf Course Renovations

Work will start Tuesday September 11th on reshaping and resanding all the bunkers on our Golf Course.

We are going to start on the front nine.

Thanks for your patience.

We are making Harbor Hills Better.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Important Announcement


"In our ongoing effort to improve the Golf experience at Harbor Hills we are pleased to announce that we have retained Golf Sculptors Inc. to resand and reshape the Golf Course Bunkers at the Harbor Hills Country Club Course" announced Michael A. Rich General Partner of Harbor Hills.
We have scheduled the work to begin Monday September 10, 2007 and should take approximately 6 weeks to complete.
We will also be changing our irrigation controllers at the same time.
We anticipate minor interruptions on the golf course in areas that will be under construction. Regular play will continue.
Thank you for your patience during these renovations.

We would especially like to thank our New Homeowners and our Members who have supported our Community.

It is our goal to make Harbor Hills the premier golf course experience in this area.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Round Table Meeting

The Round Table Meeting will take place in the Clubhouse at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday September 5, 2007.

Please note the meeting is at 10:00 A.M. this month.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Clubhouse Roof

Couple of quick notes:

The re-roofing of the Clubhouse will continue next week.

Our Patio and Pool furniture should be returned to us today in time for the weekend.

Want to thank our new Golf Course Superintendent for helping to get the Golf Course in great shape. Thanks Bayne.

Last but certainly not least. Lets remember to follow St. Johns Water twice a week watering guidelines.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Clubhouse Roof

We will be re-roofing the Clubhouse starting next week.

Monday, August 20, 2007

New Golf Course Superintnedent

Harbor Hills is proud to announce the appointment of Bayne Caillavet as Superintendent of Harbor Hills Country Club.

Mr. Caillavet' s responsibilities will include the overall maintenace of our Golf Course.

He comes to us from Golden Ocala where he was Golf Course Superintendent for the past 4 1/2 years.

Prior to that he was Superintendent of Southern Dunes for over 9 years where he also supervised the original construction, irrigation installment, grow in and maintenance of that award winning golf course.

"His expertise in turfgrass management, landscape construction and business administration will help us continue to maintain and improve the Harbor Hills Golf Course" according to Michael A. Rich General Partner of Harbor Hills.

"We look forward to working with Bayne" stated Steve Henne General Manager.

"Bayne is a Class A member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America as well as Class A Member of the Florida Turfgrass Association and served on their Board of Directors" added Steve Henne.

Welcome Bayne to Harbor Hills.

Friday, August 17, 2007

New Chafing Dishes

Harbor Hills Food and Beverage Director Bob Feczko shows us our new Chafing dishes that we have recently purchased for our Banquets and Buffets.
As soon as the rest of them are in look for them.
We will continue to upgrade and improve the Club.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

New Stop Signs

Just a Reminder we have new stop signs at Topsail and Harbor Hills Boulevard in an effort to keep speed down and our community safe to all. That intersection is now a 4 way stop.
We know they will take some getting used to like the signs at Saddleback did.
Thanks for your cooperation.


We would like once again to thank Larry Bayless for the great job he did on putting the Harbor Hills Country Club and Community Directory together.

Board of Directors Meeting

There will be a Board of Directors Meeting of the Harbor Hills Homeowners Association
Thursday August 23, 2007 in the Clubhouse at 10:00 A.M.

Monday, August 13, 2007

New Golf Course Equipment

Here's a lineup of some of the new Equipment we purchased.

The 2 Toro Greens mowers are being converted for our tees and should be up and running by Friday.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Good Time to Buy Golf Course Maintenance Equipment

They say ( not sure who they is) that the best time to buy is when everyone is selling.

We picked up the following new equipment for our Golf Course this week:

2 Slightly used Toro 3150 Greens Mowers which we are going to convert to Tee Mowers.

A used Toro 5200 Fairway Mower.

This plus the Toro Sidewinder we picked up earlier this year significantly upgrades our Golf

Course Maintenance equipment so we can maintain the course the way we want to.

Reminder our Goal is to continue to improve our Golf Experience for our Members and Visitors.

We hope to get this machines up and running in the next week or so.

We will see if we can get them cleaned up for a Photo Shoot next week.