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This page was last updated: October 1, 2014

Surprise, it's October! Why does it feel like this month kind of creeped in without warning? Oh well, creepiness is par for the course in October, right? To be fair, all those pumpkin spice coffee ads should've tipped us off that fall was here! Cooler temps, crunchy gold-toned leaves, pumpkin patches and scarecrows, apple festivals, corn mazes and hayrides, football games and homecoming festivities, new episodes of your favorite TV shows--these are all the hallmarks of the season. And, for all you ghouls and goblins out there, don't forget those haunted houses and Halloween decorations!  

By now you have all received your copy of The Sounds to see our Fall General Meeting summary and the myriad happenings in our community: new businesses scheduled to open, a new subdivision of single-family homes in the works, many activities on the calendar, and many volunteer opportunities in which to get involved. Our next sponsored event will be the Halloween Party at Sauganash Park on October 31st from 4:00 to 5:30 PM. All families with children 1-1/2 to 11 years are welcome to don their costumes and enjoy fun, games, popcorn, plenty of treats (no tricks here!).This event is made possible by our dues-paying members, and there's still time to remit your membership form and payment to help support activities like this one, which has been a delightful tradition for our neighborhood families.

Dues remain at the very modest rate of $30 per household/$20 for seniors 64+. That's less than $3 a month to support the many events, services, and communications the board strives to provide. With another brutal winter predicted, we will need all of your help to continue to afford our snowplowing service. We also need the support of volunteers, from block captains to community liaisons to helpers to maintain our community garden. Whichever appeals to you, there's room for your service! For block captains, contact Cynthia De Salazar at (773) 895-5734. For volunteering with the community garden, contact Christine Kunz at (773) 685-0051; 8th graders in need of service hours are welcome to volunteer and get credit!

Also, we still need a replacement to fill the shoes of Rich Nicholson, who has had the Herculean task of "hot dog duty" every 4th of July for many, many years. Please see Rich at the meeting to learn more about what's involved.

Our next board meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 12th, at 6:30 PM in the board room of North Shore Community Bank, 4343 W. Peterson. If you wish to join the board, please simply attend the meeting. All are welcome!

Wishing you a boo-tiful October!

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