There have been numerous inquiries about whether or not the city of Orlando will pick up trash this Tuesday, July 4.  Tuesday is the new trash pickup day in effect now, but many have wondered about July 4, being a holiday.  The city has sent out notices that there WILL be trash pickup on July 4, so it is recommended that homeowners put out their trash Monday evening, July 3, like normal.


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National Night Out – August 2017

The 34th Annual National Night Out celebration is rapidly approaching across the country. This year’s celebration is scheduled for August 1st, 2017, between the evening hours of 4:00pm-8:00pm.

 The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit would like to be a part of bringing communities together and helping to raise awareness via the “See Something, Say Something” strategy. We welcome communities who will stand in solidarity on August 1st against crime with active events to share and promote with fellow residents.
This years annual event is given the theme- “Making Time for Ridding Crime”. There is an informational meeting scheduled for 7:00pm on July 20th, at the central operations building of the Sheriff’s Office located at 2500 W. Colonial Drive. Please review the attached documents for information on how to RSVP for the Sheriff’s Office attendance at your event, and if interested entering the community contest for best organized event planned for August. Please know that the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place contest winners will be visited personally by Sheriff Jerry Demings and his senior staff on that evening. Either way please RSVP and join us and the community at large for a fabulous time with fellow residents and law enforcement. Master Deputy Stanley Murray Crime Prevention Unit Orange County Sheriff’s Office Please click on the attached documents to learn more!
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Although Fairway Cove and a few other Orlando communities have already been participating in the Pilot program to pick up both Trash and Recycle bins once a week, the schedule is changing in June, 2017.

Starting June 26, 2017, Garbage pickup will be changed to Tuesdays (meaning it’s recommended that FC residents put out their black garbage bins for pickup Monday evenings).  Recycle bin pickup will be changed to Fridays (so bins should be placed at the curb on Thursday evenings).  Lawn debris pickup will stay the same.

Since this is breaking news, please confirm this schedule if you have any doubts by calling the Orlando Solid Waste Division at 407-246-2314 or visit or  Mike Carroll is the Solid Waste Division Manager.




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22nd Annual Orange County Community Conference

Orange County Government NPRD Staff
Orange County Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization

We are inviting you to the best conference in Orange County, our Community Conference! It is a fun day filled with informative workshops, exhibitors, awards, and so much more. Join us on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 7:30am to 2:00pm. Registration is only $15! Don’t delay, register today!

More Information at


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Free trees for your home provided by the city of Orlando

Neighborhood Relations Supervisor Cindy Light, City of Orlando Office of Communications & Neighborhood Relations AGENCY
As a part of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s One Person, One Tree initiative, the City of Orlando, OUC and the Florida Forest Service are providing more FREE trees to Orlando residents. Residents can order up to two free trees for each household.

The trees offered this season are:
Live Oak
Red Maple
Yaupon Holly (new)
Chickasaw Plum (new)

Visit and order your FREE tree in four easy steps:

Enter your address.
Outline your home in the grey box.
Choose the tree you want.
Drag the green dot where you will plant your tree.

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From Master Deputy Stanley Murray from Orange County Sheriff’s Office

The NHTSA National Click It or Ticket campaign starts Monday, May 22, 2017, and runs through Sunday June 4, 2017. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office embraces this important traffic safety effort for adult drivers and passengers with also acknowledging children onboard. Nationwide law enforcement take a united stand with conducting zero-tolerance regarding the use of seatbelt and child safety seat restraint practices during this campaign. The nationwide goal is to reduce the severity of traffic crash injuries and deaths contributed to non-safety belt use. Currently in Orange County, 51% of all fatal and seriously injured victims involved in a traffic crash are NOT BELTED. Your help is needed in this effort to reduce injury or death on our local roadways.

Please encourage to teen and young adult drivers the importance of following seatbelt and child seat safety laws while also being cognizant of traffic control devices on roadways.

Master Deputy Stanley Murray
Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Crime Prevention Unit

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Veranda Park Farmer’s Market Saturdays

Every Saturday, Veranda Park is pleased to host a Farmer’s Market from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Location: 2121 S. Hiawassee Road

Amenities: Fresh Produce, Live Music, Food, Local Vendors




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Severe Drought – Help Conserve Water!

Hi, Neighbors –

You may not realize it, but Central Florida’s severe drought conditions have prompted a Water Shortage Warning from the St. John’s River Water Management District (SJRWMD). Now is a good time to ensure you and your family do your part to conserve this precious resource.

As outdoor irrigation accounts for more than half of your water usage, it’s especially important to follow these guidelines set by the SJRWMD, which OUC follows.

From March through November, water your lawn or garden ONLY on these days:
• Odd-Numbered or No Address: Wednesday/Saturday
• Even-Numbered Address: Thursday/Sunday
• Non-Residential Address: Tuesday/Friday

Remember to water only when necessary and before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. to limit evaporation.

For a complete list, visit

Everyday tips to help keep your water usage in check include:
• Avoid washing your car unless necessary
• Cover your pool or spa to reduce evaporation
• Clean driveways/sidewalks with a broom instead of a hose
• Take shorter showers – 5 minutes or less
• Wash only full loads in dishwashers and clothes washers
• Check for faucet or pipe leaks and make repairs promptly

To learn more about water-saving tips, visit

Now, let’s hope those summer showers get here sooner than later!

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Fairway Cove HOA May 2017 Newsletter

GARAGE SALE: Our spring garage sale will be on Saturday May 20, 2017, from 8 AM to noon. There is no charge to participate, and HOA will do some advertising and signage on Hiawassee. Please contact Donna Semel at 973.214.6344 if you plan to participate. All homeowners that do not respond by May 15 will not have their address listed on the signage.

A GOOD THOROUGH SPRING CLEANING: Many of our properties would benefit from Pressure Washing of sidewalks, driveways and lead-walks. We have arranged for a “neighborhood discount” from a local pressure washing company: Premier Roof Cleaning / H&R Pressure Washing. They are offering 10% off for cleaning sidewalks, or 15% off for cleaning sidewalks + driveways + lead-walks for anyone in Fairway Cove who schedules a pressure watch on Saturday May 28. Call Rashelle at Premier Roof Cleaning / H&R Pressure Washing at 407-699-4447 to get a free quote for your property and to schedule your cleaning. Typical prices: $45 for sidewalk, $104 for sidewalk + driveway + lead-walk. (These are approximate prices, subject to variation depending on size and shape of your property).


When: Sun, May 7, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 South Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL

Local Food Vendors
Beer, Wine & Cocktails
Local Exhibits

Mighty Swell
I4 Band
Pop Fusion

See for more details.

GREASE IS THE WORD: A polite reminder to neighbors on a topic which affects all of us! Used grease, fat, and oil from cooking should GO TO THE TRASH, not down the kitchen sink. Allow them to cool to room temperature, put them in a plastic container, and put the container in the regular trash (NOT the recycle bin). Grease dumped down the kitchen sink can lead to sewer pipe blockage, affecting your home or the whole neighborhood. For larger quantities, or for recycling options, please see

A NEW DAY IS COMING!: AT&T has sent the Fairway Cove HOA a notice that they will be installing fiber in our neighborhood to improve Internet speeds and TV quality. This work should begin in May or June, and will be within existing AT&T easements (generally at the front of our properties). They are responsible for restoring anything they disturb in the course of their work. Look for door hangars from AT&T as they determine specific dates and properties.

2017 FAIRWAY COVE HOA ANNUAL MEETING SUMMARY: The HOA Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, April 27. “Friendly Confines” in the Publix shopping center (MetroWest Village) was an excellent host, with soft-drinks, appetizers and desserts galore. During the first part of the get-together, we met new neighbors and re-acquainted with old friends. The Business Meeting portion included the outcome of the election of officers. There were four open seats due to terms ending for four current members of the Board of Directors. Only four nomination forms were submitted—by the same four current members—so they were re-elected. (See Board of Directors). The agenda included overviews of the HOA budget, grounds, security, social, and website/communications areas. The MetroWest Master Association (MWMA) has adopted new Leasing Standards for the community, and more details will follow on this important topic. And we met two of our newest neighbors, June Ings and Orlando City Commissioner Samuel Ings.

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Summer Crime Alert

School is out for the summer, so just like during Spring Break, and last summer, there will likely be a rise in criminal incidents due to the extra free time students will have. Of course, the big majority of students are law-abiding, but there are still unfortunately exceptions, which we need to protect against. This is just a reminder to stay alert in your neighborhoods.

• Keep cars locked if you park in the driveway
• Don’t leave your garage door openers in your car
• Don’t leave valuables in your car
• Try not to leave garage doors open during the day or at night for long periods of time.
• Lock your house doors
• Set your alarms
• Be aware of potential door to door scams
• Report any suspicious behavior (If you feel safe enough, try to take pictures or video from your phone of those cars and license plates)

*The best offense is a good defense!

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