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HIGHLAND LAKES

CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
OCtober 2017
October 2017
Next Board Meeting:
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Lehigh Picnic
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Fall Gardening Is For the


Birds
Pages 16-17

Whats Cooking
Page 18

Womens Club
Page 22

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Adult Christmas Party


December 2

20301 Silver Spring Drive Northville, MI 48167


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Highland Lakes
Management Section
Highland Lakes Board of Directors

Guy Balok, President


Michelle Todorov, Vice President
Sandy Nolan, Secretary
Ann Creviston, Treasurer
Kathleen Connor, Director
Margaret (Peggy) Zonca, Director
Kathy Baldwin, Director
This section of the Herald contains minutes of the Board of Directors meetings
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HIGHLAND LAKES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION DIRECTORY
20301 Silver Spring Drive, Northville, MI 48167
Phone: 248-349-4006 E-mail: clubhouse@hlca.us
Fax: 248-349-8821 Web: www.HLCA.us
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Guy Balok, President................... 734-667-3507 Margaret (Peggy) Zonca, Director.248-348-5283
Michelle Todorov, Vice President...248-380-1611 Kathleen Connor, Director............248-207-6417
Ann Creviston, Treasurer..............248-894-4961 Kathy Baldwin, Director.............. 248-974-6688
Sandy Nolan, Secretary............... 248-349-3587

PERSONNEL
Joe Poma........................................Property Manager Guinevere Eatmon........Senior Receptionist (Notary)
Emily Lutzenkirchen.....Publications & Records Assistant Alexis Jackson......................................Receptionist
Sharon Englund.......................................Bookkeeper
COMMITTEE INFORMATION
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON PHONE BOARD LIAISON
Clubhouse Barb Balok 734-667-3507 Sandy Nolan, Kathy Baldwin &
Ann Creviston

Court Liaison Joel Lutz 248-349-6782 Peggy Zonca & Sandy Nolan

Engineering Tom Werner 248-349-4459 Kathleen Connor & Peggy Zonca

Community Social Brad Todorov 248-380-1611 Guy Balok, Kathy Baldwin, Sandy
Nolan & Michelle Todorov

Finance Joyce Elvy 248-349-1747 Kathleen Connor & Ann Creviston

Grounds Joel Lutz 248-349-6782 Kathleen Connor & Peggy Zonca

Herald ----- ----- Kathleen Connor, Guy Balok, &


Sandy Nolan

Ecology Cathy Watkins 248-765-2327 Guy Balok & Michelle Todorov

Pool Rosemary Campion 248-349-8227 Guy Balok, Kathleen Connor,


Cheryl Huizing 248-231-7603 & Sandy Nolan

RV Hugh Battley 248-349-4841 Michelle Todorov

Tennis Carol Shields 248-305-7123 Michelle Todorov


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
After Hours Emergency ...................................................................................................................248-349-4006
Northville Township Police-Non-Emergency .................................................................................248-349-9400
Northville Township Fire Department ..........................................................................................248-348-5807
Northville Township Police and Fire Emergency ........................................................................................... 911
After Hours Maintenance Emergency ..........................................................................................248-349-4006
Assessment/Billing Inquiries .....................................................................................................248-349-4006
Consumers Power Company .......................................................................................................800-477-5050
DTE-Electric Company ...............................................................................................................800-477-4747
Hazardous Waste Information .....................................................................................................734-326-3936
HLCA WOW! Account Rep (Bob Sivori) ........................................................................................248-808-9872
WOW! Sales & Support .............................................................................................................1-866-496-9669
HLCA AT&T Account Rep (Denise Smith) .....................................................................................810-265-4946
AT&T Sales & Support (Phone or U-Verse) ..................................................................................800-288-3466
HLCA Comcast Account Rep (Erin Timmermann)..............................................erin_timmermann@comcast.com
Web site ......................................................................................................................................www.HLCA.us
Association Facebook Page ..............................................................................................facebook.com/hlca.mi
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HIGHLAND LAKES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES - September 18, 2017
The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of Highland Lakes Condominium Association was held on the
third Monday of the month, in accordance with the By-Laws of the Association. President Guy Balok called the
September 18, 2017 regular meeting of the Board of Directors to order at 7:00 p.m.
Attendance
The following Directors were present: Guy Balok, Sandy Nolan, Ann Creviston, Kathy Baldwin, Michelle Todorov
and Peggy Zonca. Kathleen Connor was excused. Also present were Joe Poma, Property Manager, and Emily
Lutzenkirchen, Publications and Records Assistant. Approximately 9 Co-Owners attended.

Approval of Minutes: Court Liaison Committee Report: page 10


Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov, support by Discussion: Guy wanted to remind residents of
Peggy Zonca, to approve and file the minutes of the July Northvilles Hazardous Waste Day which will be at the
17, 2017, executive session of the Board of Directors. Northville DPW on September 23rd from 8 am - 2 p.m.
All in favor. Motion passed.
Number 7 in the minutes says that Guy is going to
Financial Report: schedule a meeting with the committee to share his
ideas in regard to trash disposal in Highland Lakes.
Joe Poma reported. Guy stated that he found the ideas, they are not his, and
The Association is over budget approximately $6,000 would like the word his struck from the statement.
due to a few categories. Board Action: Motion by Sandy Nolan, support by Ann
The electric account is over due to receiving four months Creviston, to approve the Court Liaison Committee
of Township street lighting bills at once. DTE was report of September 7, 2017, and to strike the word
lagging behind in their bill submittal to the Township. his from #7. All in favor. Motion passed.
Maintenance wages is over due to how the budget was Engineering Committee Report: page 11
spread. The bookkeeper pulled the December bonus Tom Werner reported.
program for shrub trimming forward and shorted the
succeeding months. Also, there was overtime paid for Discussion: Tom explained that #5 is being rejected
the painting of the eaves and trim work on the exterior because the contractor drawings do not have the
of the clubhouse. Township stamp of approval.
Unit maintenance is over and will remain over for the Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov, support
remainder of the year due to several basement wall by Peggy Zonca, to approve the Engineering report
repairs. of September 12, 2017, and the recommendations
to approve #1-4 and reject #5. All in favor. Motion
Payroll taxes are over due to maintenance salary Passed.
overage.
Pool Report: page 12
The remainder of the financial statement reflects
expenditures for asphalt and concrete and Clubhouse Discussion: Michelle wanted to confirm that the pool
renovations. rule already includes the no eating or drinking and that
the E-Cigarette language is all that is being changed.
Receivables have fallen into the $32,000 region. The Board confirmed that it was in there previously.
Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov, support Board Action: Motion by Peggy Zonca, support by
by Sandy Nolan, to approve the Financial report of Michelle Todorov, to approve the Pool Committee report
September 18, 2017. All in favor. Motion passed. of September 12, 2017, and their recommendation to
Clubhouse Committee Report: page 9 change the pool rule #7. All in favor. Motion passed.
Board Action: Motion by Kathy Baldwin, support by Ecology Committee Report: page 13
Peggy Zonca, to approve the Clubhouse Committee Discussion: The Board discussed the Valiant Court
report of September 5, 2017. All in favor. Motion planting. Typically, when changes are made outside
passed. the work and design are recommended for approval
from the Grounds committee. Guy wants to make sure
that the Ecology committee submits their finished
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paperwork to Grounds so they can be included and to dumpsters. All in favor. Motion passed.
also decide which committee budget will be used.
Michelle reminded the residents Fire with Friends will
Michelle asked if a date was given and what the work take place on September 30th beginning at 6 p.m. There
entails. No date has been given. Judy Nakdimen will be smores provided along with a Porta Potty. Please
commented it will most likely be done in spring since the bring your own chairs and beverages.
committee is still working on the planting in the woods.
Currently, there is a cement pad with a gardening area The Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
within it. In that area are a couple bushes, a boulder,
and a flag pole. The work will most likely entail planting
in the garden area within the circle.
Board Action: Motion by Ann Creviston, support by
Sandy Nolan, to approve the Ecology Committee report
of September 12, 2017. All in favor. Motion passed.
Grounds Committee Report: page 14
Discussion: The Township permitted the Association
to install the 7 Mile Rd. sign in the current location but
did not permit the use of fluted posts that are used on
the other street signs. The Township sign ordinance
requires that base material for the sign be the same
type of material that was used in the construction of
the Association buildings such as the Highland House
sign in front of the Clubhouse.
Joe requested that Ilio Alessandri create a drawing
of the sign with the specifications. Ilio submitted a
drawing which looks like a smaller version of the sign
in front of the Clubhouse. The Township has passed the
drawing. With the sign being as big as it is it will need
a concrete footing that goes down at least 3 feet. Joe has
requested a proposal from Concraft which he will pass
on to the Board once received. Then the decision can be
made whether to have the sign or to do without.
Board Action: Motion by Peggy Zonca, support by
Kathy Baldwin, to approve the Grounds Committee
report of September 11, 2017. All in favor. Motion
passed.
Co-Owners Forum:
Tom Werner requested that a letter be sent out to
Windsor Ct. stating to dry paint out and cut carpet
before disposal. Currently residents in the Court are
dumping paint cans with paint in them out by the trash
corral.
New Business:
The Association received a bid for $7,475 which entails
expanding the concrete dumpster pad to include both
the waste dumpster and the recycling bin side by side
along with a pad behind it to house the tool shed. It is
not a budgeted expense but there is a budget for $10,000
for crack fill throughout the property that will not be
used in the current budget so there wont be a monetary
hit for doing the concrete work.
Board Action: Motion by Michelle Todorov, support
by Kathy Baldwin, to approve the contract from Allied
Construction for $7,475 for the necessary work for the
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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Clubhouse Committee MEETING DATE: September 5, 2017
MEMBERS PRESENT: GUESTS PRESENT:
Barbara Balok, Chairperson Sandy Nolan, Board Liaison
Rosemary Campion Guy Balok, Board President
Mary Lou Levine Kathy Baldwin, Board Liaison
Judy Nakdimen
Tom Werner
Cheryl Huizing

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
1. Renovation Update. Phase 1 is expected to be completed by September 30. This will include moving the chair closet and
installing floor in Highland Room. Phase 2 will begin the first week of October and will include hallway, handicap acces-
sible bathroom, ramp, kitchen, billiard room, and entrance from pool. This should be finished by Christmas.

2. New Business. Will consider revision of the rental check-off form when the kitchen is finished. Discussed unwanted dona-
tions and would like to discourage residents from placing discarded items in the Clubhouse.

3. Library Maintenance. Scheduled 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 7, to re-shelve books.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: none

NEXT MEETING: Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.


Submitted by Judy Nakdimen

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Court Liaison Committee MEETING DATE: September 7, 2017
MEMBERS PRESENT: GUESTS PRESENT:
Joel Lutz, Chairperson Peggy Zonca, Board Liaison
Diane Pittaway, Co-Chair Guy Balok, Board President
Barb Adams, Secretary Ann Creviston, Board Treasurer
Mike Baynes
Sharon Smith
Stanley Savitskie
Tom Werner

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:

1. Welcome to Gayathri Rao, who has volunteered for Court Liaison of Dorothy Gay Court. We still need a volunteer for
Dearborn Court (6 months!) and Aqueduct Court becomes vacant this coming month.

2. There are many cable and phone junction boxes that are in need of repair on the property. Joe has been in contact with the
cable companies and the telephone companies to request they come out to repair and or replace them if necessary.

3. The election of officers was done and Joel, Diane and Barb will remain as officers.

4. Our annual Potluck Meeting will be in October. Stan will coordinate and contact Diane with details. Please note meeting will
be at 6:00 PM.

5. Guy mentioned that September 23rd from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm Northvilles DPW will be promoting Hazardous Waste
Day. Guy will be placing notifications outside in order to bring this to residents attention.

6. Mike brought up a concern in regards to repairs that have been done by our maintenance staff that have not been up to an
acceptable standard.

7. Guy is going to schedule a meeting with our committee to share ideas in regards to trash disposal in Highland Lakes.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: none

NEXT MEETING: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.


Submitted by Barb Adams, Secretary

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Engineering Committee MEETING DATE: September 12, 2017
MEMBERS PRESENT: GUESTS PRESENT:
Thomas A. Werner, Chairperson Peggy Zonca, Board Liaison
Lorraine Scully Dave Burfoot
Stan Savitskie

MODIFICATION REQUESTS REVIEWED:

1 Unit 428 Doorwall PD-1


Installation by: Wallside Window
Meets HLCA Requirements
Notes:

2 Unit 582 (9) Windows/Doorwall PD-1


Installation by: Wallside Windows
Meets HLCA Requirements
Notes:

3 Unit 598 Marygrove Awning


Installation by: Marygrove Awnings
Meets HLCA Requirements
Notes:

4 Unit 632 Railings


Installation by: Novi Fence
Meets HLCA Requirements
Notes:

5 Unit 143 Load Bearing Wall


Installation by: Royston Design & Contracting
Does Not Meet HLCA Requirements
Notes: No construction drawing supplied

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: To approve modifications #1-4 and reject #5

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.


Submitted by Tom Werner, Chairperson

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Pool Committee MEETING DATE: September 12, 2017
MEMBERS PRESENT: GUESTS PRESENT:
Rosemary Campion, Co-Chair Joe Poma, Property Manager
Cheryl Huizing, Co-Chair Guy Balok, Board Liaison
Elaine Anderson Sandy Nolan, Board Liaison
Barb Balok Peggy Zonca, Board

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
1. Pool & Lifeguards: Money has been allocated to repair any problems and for upgrades to the pools next season.

2. Pool Issues For Next Season: There was a discussion on allowing residents to sit beside the pool beyond the red line. Joe will
check on any safety issues with proper authority but consensus was that the area beyond the red line is to be kept clear.
A resident suggested that the lap lanes be used only by swimmers and that another lane marker be installed for swimming lap
lanes. The committee agreed that lap lanes may be used by non-swimmers as long as they keep moving. Joe will check on the
cost of installing another lane marker but it will most likely be cost prohibitive.
The use of multiple pool noodles was discussed. The committee agreed that noodles will be limited to no more than two per
person. The rules will be amended to reflect this policy change.

3. Pool Closing Party: The party was September 3rd. The weather was nice. There was a good turnout and good food. It was a
fun way to end the pool season.

4. Adult Christmas Party: The adult Christmas party will be Saturday, December 2nd at 7 p.m. There will be great prizes and
food. Come and ring in the Christmas season with your neighbors. Please bring a dish to share that will serve 8-10 people.

5. E-Cigarettes and Tobacco Products: Agreed to amend Pool Rules and Regulations with a recommendation to the Board.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: Amend pool rule #7 in the Pool Rules and Regulations to read as fol-
lows: "No eating, no drinking (except water in plastic bottles) within the pool enclosure. No smoking, including
E-Cigarettes in the pool area or on the terrace. All disposable smoking materials must be extinguished in receptacles
provided for that purpose prior to entering the pool area and the terrace. Smoking areas are immediately outside the
front doors of the Clubhouse, the north side door of the Clubhouse, and outside the gate leading to pool area."
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Submitted by Rosemary Campion, Co-Chair

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Ecology Committee MEETING DATE: September 12, 2017
MEMBERS PRESENT: GUESTS PRESENT:
Cathy Watkins, Chairperson Joe Poma, Property Manager
Liz Gannon, Co-Chair Guy Balok, Board Liaison
Diane Pittaway Richard Wilson
Judy Nakdimen
Sharon Smith

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
1. Discussed progress in the woods; and fall planting goals.

2. Agreed to plant spring blooming perennials near the Serenity Garden.

3. Discussion on how to remove buckthorn: spray or rototill it up.

4. Beginning to remove buckthorn across the asphalt path that is seed bearing.

5. Adopted planting design for the circle at Valiant Court. Next step is to present to them and schedule installation.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: none

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.


Submitted by Cathy Watkins, Chairperson

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HIGHLAND LAKES COMMITTEE REPORT
COMMITTEE: Grounds Committee MEETING DATE: September 11, 2017
MEMBERS PRESENT: GUESTS PRESENT:
Joel Lutz, Chairperson Peggy Zonca, Board Liaison
Elaine Anderson Guy Balok, Board President
Judy Nakdimen Joe Poma, Property Manager
Earl Smith
Rosemary Campion

SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
1. Discussed maintenance issues in Carmen's Corner: grass and buckthorn growing in area and within some of the perennials.
Plan to dig out the plants invaded by grass and buckthorn, get rid of the infested hostas, pull miscellaneous grass patches,
then replant with some shade adaptable perennials. Check to see if Thompsons may be available to help.

2. East edge of Crystal Lake starting to look unkempt, although more natural. Thought mowers could bite a bit deeper into
growth on top of the hill above lake. The areas on either side of the Swan Harbour Lake beach have gotten overgrown with
weeds, also looking unkempt. Maintenance of aesthetic areas in Highland Lakes is becoming difficult to keep up with.

3. Property Manager met with zoning variance board August 16th regarding locating of the new 7-Mile entrance sign and brick
base requirement. Variance granted on location, but not on brick base requirement, suggesting something like the Highland
House signage would be acceptable. Committee feels that would be overwhelming in that location, wanting instead a two
post solution like other signs in Highland Lakes.

4. Will bring in more potting soil to enrich planting areas in front of clubhouse.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD: None.


NEXT MEETING: Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Submitted by Joel Lutz, Chairperson

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Lehigh
Picnic 2017
The weather was perfect on Sunday afternoon, August
20th, for the first Lehigh Picnic. Several neighbors
gathered for sharing good food, conversation, and
laughter in the shady picnic area in front of 41304
Lehigh Lane, home of Dianne Hartman. It was a great
way to get to know neighbors and say good-bye to
Summer. Pictured are those who attended including:
Gerald Breedlove, Carolyn and Chuck DeCoster,
Barb and Neal Goldman, Lela and Joel Lutz, Maureen
Osiecki, Bette and Dave Shifman, Sue, Dave and
Morgan Thompson, and Rayda Warren.

Article & pictures submitted by Dianne Hartman

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Fall Gardening is for the Birds
BY RACHELLE ROAKE, MICHIGAN AUDUBON CONSERVATION SCIENCE COORDINATOR

Stunning fall-blooming flowers for birds:


Flat-topped white aster (Doellingeria umbellata)

W
New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
hen fall arrives, most gardeners are planning to
Sky-blue aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)
put their gardens to bed. Blooms and foliage
Smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)
are fading, trees are becoming bare its time
to trim, rake, and bag, right? Not if you want to attract Western sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis)
birds to your yard! Fall cleanup creates a barren waste- Woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus)
land for birds and wildlife. If your yard provides nowhere Showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)
to find shelter against cold winter winds and nowhere to Stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida)
forage for seeds, berries, and dormant insects the birds Zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)
will find somewhere else to reside. Dont miss out on Ironweed (Vernonia missurica)
exciting winter birds this year; leave your leaves, stalks, Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)
and stems! Cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum)

Fall is a spectacular time for late-blooming flowers and Other stunning fall shrubs include winterberry (Ilex
gleaming berries, which are two important elements of a verticillata), mountain ash (Sorbus decora), witch-hazel
bird-friendly backyard. Many autumn-blooming flowers (Hamamelis virginiana), and sumac (Rhus) species.
later provide a valuable source of seed for birds. Following
the burst of lavender, white, pale blue, and brilliant Grasses are often overlooked in gardens, but gramanoids
yellow, native aster (Symphyotrichum species), sunflower can provide a natural seed source and excellent shelter
(Helianthus species), and goldenrod (Solidago species) for overwintering birds while giving interesting structure
blooms fade into fluffy clouds of nutritious se ed, vo ra- to the garden. Shorter, clump-forming species are useful
ciously consumed by finches and sparrows. Long-distance in more manicured spaces; check out little bluestem
migrants flock to native berry-producing shrubs including (Schizchyrium scoparium), purple love grass (Eragrostis
spicebush (Lindera benzoin) and viburnum and dogwood spectabilis), or prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis).
(Cornus) species. Consider creating a native hedgerow For more naturalized areas, taller grasses including Indian
for migrants; trust us, non-native Japanese barberry and grass (Sorghastrum nutans), switch grass (Panicum
burning bush cannot hold a candle to the value of native virgatum), and big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
shrubs. Other beautiful replacement shrubs that will provide ample cover and seed for birds.
provide year-round bird food include native high- and
lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium species), fragrant sumac So as the temperatures drop with the leaves, save your
(Rhus aromatica), and chokeberry (Aronia species). time, knees, and back and shelve garden cleanup for
spring. The fall colors and textures are sure to delight,
A common concern with planting natives or if you can take your eyes away from the flurry of bird
avoiding fall cleanup is the messy appearance, but activity.
there are many native species that provide gorgeous
fall color and winter interest when left standing. Big leaf
aster (Eurybia macrophylla), as the name suggests, Rachelle Roake is the Conservation
brings large, interesting foliage in colorful hues to Science Coordinator at Michigan
shady, woodland gardens. Both wild geranium Audubon. Rachelle oversees conservation
(Geranium maculatum) and Virginia creeper efforts at our bird sanctuaries and
(Parthenocissus quinquefolia) appear to catch fire in coordinates Michigan Audubon's Bird-
fall, turning a brilliant red. Young red-osier dogwood friendly Communities program. Contact
(Cornus sericea) stems are also a fire-engine red that her at rroake@michiganaudubon.org.
contrast brightly against fresh snowfall.

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Jack Pine
Clockwise: Indian grass, New England aster, cup plant, ironweed, black-eyed susan, New England aster and milkweed seeds. Warbler
Carolyn 5
Jean Miller

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Appetizers Hot

Almond Gougere Ring

1 stick unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1-1/2 c. grated Gruyere cheese
tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
tsp. pepper 1 egg yolk
1 c. flour 1 tbs. milk
4 eggs c. slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 375. In a heavy medium saucepan, combine the butter, salt and
pepper with 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and
add the flour all at once. Beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth and
pulls away from the sides of the pan. Continue to beat over low heat for one minute.
Remove from heat and let cool for one minute. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, making
sure each egg is completely incorporated before adding the next. Stir in 1-1/4 cups
of the cheese and the nutmeg. Mound large heaping spoonfuls of the mixture on a
buttered baking sheet to form a wreath; the inside edges should measure about 7
inches across. Lightly beat the egg yolk with the milk and brush on top of wreath.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese and the almonds over the top. Bake for 15 minutes;
lower oven to 350 and bake until golden brown and firm to the touch, about 45 min-
utes. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve. Serves 10.

Submitted by Judy Nakdimen


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Wont you join us please?
LADIES PINOCHLE
Every Wednesday at
12:30 3 p.m. in the Clubhouse.
All HLCA Residents Welcome!

Call Peggy Bozyk 248.821.1429 for details


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Call me today to get your home SOLD!

Megan Atkinson
Highland Lakes Resident & Realtor
(248) 895-2360 | megan@pattimullen.com

Around Town
October 1 October 31
October 13 & 14
Fall Fair Craft Show
9AM-5PM, Community Center

October 14
Skeletons are Alive
Launch Party October 6 The Great Pumpkin Festival
Downtown Northville 10AM-5PM, Maybury Farm

October 1 October 15 October 21


Mill Race Sundays Trick or Treat Trail
1PM-3PM, Mill Race Village 4PM-6PM, Northville Parks & Recreation

October 5 October 26 October 28


Northville Farmers Market Costume Parade & Streets of Treats
8AM-3PM, Corner of 7 Mile & Sheldon 9:30AM-12PM, Downtown Northville

October 8 October 31
Cemetery Walk Trick or Treating & Fire Station Open House
2PM-5PM, Rural Hill 6PM-8PM, Northville Community

Megan is a local real estate expert on the


Patti Mullen team at Remerica Hometown One. Born and raised in Northville, she
has a passion for the community and as a Highland Lakes resident, is especially
knowledgeable in this neighborhood. This means more negotiating power for you!

Our team goes the extra mile to provide our clients with excellent service and the
latest updates on current market conditions!
Megan Atkinson
Professional Realtor Leading Real Estate Team by Reputation & Results

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Highland Lakes Womens Club
SAVE THE DATE:
The next get-together will be

October 5, 2017 at noon


Olive Garden
43300 Crescent Blvd, Novi, MI
Arranged by Bev Dudley

November 2, 2017 at noon


The Library Pub & Grill
42705 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI
Arranged by Peggy Zonca

For further information about the Highland Lakes Womens Club, you can contact
Bev Dudley at (248)349-4139 or leratcat@aol.com
All adult female residents of Highland Lakes are invited to meet with us!

FURNACE TUNE-UP SPECIAL!

FURNACE TUNE-UP
Senior
SPECIAL
Discounts

WE SERVICE ALL BRANDS INCLUDING


HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
Clean & Check
734-237-1249 Oil Motors
Clean Filters
HarrimanHeating.com Check Thermostat
Test Carbon Monoxide

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248.956.0131 HOME BEAUTY NUTRITION

248.924.2883 Nutrition, Skin & Color


guineatmon@gmail.com Consultation by
Appointment
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Offering the best makeup and beautification


products for every skin type and age.
YOUR INDEPENDENT BEAUTY CONSULTANT

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Your Highland Lakes Realtor Connection


Twice the Knowledge, Twice the Experience,
Twice the Service!
Weve helped many of your neighbors and are
ready to help you. If you are thinking of buying
or selling, please give us a call!
Real Estate One Northville / Novi
41430 Grand River Ave, Suite D
Mary Ketelhut Novi, MI 48375 John OBrien
734-634-8128 248-756-0414

The Customer Experience is Nobody works harder for


the Heart of My Business satisfactory results.

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Carpet | Tile | Hardwood | Sanding & Refinishing | Laminate | Vinyl

***HIGHLAND LAKES PORCH REPAIR***

REPAIR YOUR DETERIORATING BRICKS


& JOINTS

PORCHES CAN ALSO BE REPAIRED


DURING WINTER MONTHS

QUALITY WORK AT AFFORDABLE COST

(248) 756-3418 CALL R.A.R. CONSTRUCTION SERVICES,


INC.
MercerMike35@aol.com
simplyfloorcoverings.us
Michael Mercer **AT 248/444-6105 FOR YOUR FREE
President INSPECTION & ESTIMATE**
THE FLOORING
STORE AT YOUR
DOOR!

SPECIAL
40 Gallon Gas
Water Heater
Installed for $790

I.S.E.
Garbage Disposal
Installed for $235

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Highland Lake Resident. marchelle@mail.com
517-525-1661
www.marchellebrotz.com

Pet Portraits by Marchelle


(mention this ad for an 8 x 10 for $60 *one animal)
Celebrate your furry friends in artwork.
Create a memory that will last forever.
All it takes is a few photographs.
Pet portraits make an excellent gift.
With every portrait, a donation is made to local animal charities.

ROGER THE HANDYMAN R & H GLAZING, INC.


LICENSED & INSURED 23 YEARS EXPERIENCE GUARANTEED WORK
WE REPAIR ANY WOOD, VINYL OR ALUMINUM WINDOW
Need a light in SPECIALIZING IN BROKEN, SEALFAILED & FOGGED
that closet?
Does the door
(734) 379-5355
OR NO TRIP
stick? CHARGE

NO JOB
(734) 422-5355
Association Discounts FREE
TOO SMALL... 10 Year Warranty on Glass
Low E Reflective & Tinted Glass
ESTIMATE

WE BID THEM ALL! Lowest Prices in Town


Parts Available for Most Windows
Painting, Carpentry, Electrical, Completed Promptly & Efficiently
Two Weeks Service on Most Jobs
Plumbing, Drywall & Plaster Repair, DO YOUR WINDOWS HAVE...
Wallpaper Removal, Leaky Fixtures, Seal Failure? Moisture in Glass?
Wax Rings, Install Ceiling Fans. Windows Dont Stay Up?
Stripe Failure?
Is Your Window Manufacturer
Bonded and Insured out of Business?
CALL FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE!
CALL NOW!
1-888-391-4040 RICK THE WINDOW DOC!
Sharon: 734-732-2066 roger: 734-732-0771 (734) 379-5355
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Highland Lakes Court Liaisons
NOTE: ALL AREA CODES ARE 248 UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE

Anchor Ironwood Neptune


Tracey Green........................321-4614 Barbara Balok.............734-667-3507 Lucy Curtis (B33)............349-0301
Robert Nulty
Althea Itham (B34, B35).......................349-0511
Sue Tocco............................ 348-3396 Daniel Long................734-245-6191
Norwood
Amboy Juliet Stan Savitskie .............. 946-4338
Brad Todorov.........................380-1611 Debra Behrmann........734-934-0625
Oakland
Andover Kenyon Earl Smith.......................349-6478
Pam Takacs...........................374-0864 Elizabeth Dombles..............Unlisted
Old Bridge
Aqueduct Lagoon Linda Tomica.................. 349-6107
Cheryl Eberwein....................767-1068 Marchelle Brotz...........517-525-1661
Pond
Bryn Mawr Lehigh Diane Pittaway............... 347-1078
Robert Gorczyca............734-751-7828 Lela Lutz............................349-6782
Queen Anne
Dartmouth Lehigh Lane Kathy Baldwin.................974-6688
Sue Misiulis..........................344-4949 Dianne Hartman.................229-3884
Richards
Dearborn Leidel Mike Baynes...................826-9435
VACANT Barbara Adams..................982-8247
Sandy
Dorothy Gay Lilac Beverly Brenner..............348-2982
Gayathri Rao.........................344-8791 Barbara Evans...................348-3087
Savoy
Eddington Longwood Mary Kraska............313-268-8516
David Duey.....................586-996-2098 Jim OConnor.....................344-6600
Schoolhouse
Farragut Lyric Leslie Wilcox.......... ........449-6726
Lorraine Scully (B 89 & 90).......344-8703 Minda Commire.................701-0004
Janice Booher (B 88)..............344-4229 Seabrook
Madison Andrea Valle....................819-0704
Hayes Carolyn Toyer.....................348-9745
D. & G. Loudy (B 30, 31 & 32) Valiant
..................................................349-3308 Malvern Ilio Alessandri ................ .449-6959
Steve Sapp (B 28 & 29) Judy Whelan (B 45)...........921-2125
.......................................734-512-6890 Unlisted (B 46) View Point
Inlet Stanley Roberson.....734-674-3600
Betsy Byrne...........................207-6221 Mann
Sharon Smith.....................348-0706 Whitman
Irongate Frank Jensen..................431-9614
Diane Butkowski....................982-2689
Mariner Windsor
Douglas Perrin....................Unlisted Tom Werner....................349-4459

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October 2017
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Yoga 9:30 a.m.
Clubhouse Ladies
Womens
Comm. 7:00 p.m. Pinochle
Club noon
12:30 p.m.
Yoga 6:00 p.m.
Court Liaison
Comm. 7:00 p.m.
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Grounds Comm. Yoga 9:30 a.m. Ladies Yoga 9:30 a.m.
7:00 p.m. Ecology Comm. Pinochle & 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
Engineering
Comm. 3:00 p.m.

15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Finance Comm. Yoga 9:30 a.m. Ladies Yoga 9:30 a.m.
6:00 p.m. Pinochle & 6:00 p.m.
Board 12:30 p.m.
meeting
7:00 p.m.

22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Yoga 9:30 a.m. Ladies Yoga 9:30 a.m.
& 6:00 p.m.
Pinochle
12:30 p.m.

29 30 31 1 2 3 4
Yoga 9:30 a.m.
Yoga 9:30 a.m. Ladies Womens
Pinochle
12:30 p.m. Club noon
Yoga 6:00 p.m.
Court Liaison
Comm. 7:00 p.m.

5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Clubhouse Yoga 9:30 a.m. Ladies Yoga 9:30 a.m.
Comm. 7:00 p.m. Pinochle & 6:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m.

CLUBHOUSE WINTER HOURS


Monday - Friday......................9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday................Noon - 9:00 p.m. Sunday..............Noon - 5:00 p.m.

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