Making a Difference: Spotlight on Bob Booth
Each month we are interviewing a FCF resident who has made a huge difference in the life of our community. This month, click here to read about Bob Booth, In 2016, Bob joined the CapEx Committee, in 2017 joined the FCFHOA Board as Vice President, and then served as Board President in 2018 and 2019. This in-depth article, written by Nancy Haiman, gives you everything from Bob's background, his hard work for our community, and much, much more. Read More...
For a complete list of our Volunteer Spotlight articles, click here.
FCF Book Club
The Fishing Creek Farm book club's next meeting date is May 21st at 7:30pm. It will be held virtually through a video conference. The book is Prague by Arthur Phillips. Please contact Susan Magazine email@example.com if you have any questions. Click here for the videoconference connection details.
From our Social Committee
Theater Summer Camp!
We are excited to announce the dates for the 2020 FCF Theater Camp (aka Cherry Tree Productions). Please join us July 20-24 from 1-4pm for a fun, free theater camp run by our very own Ella Sprague and Lucy Fantone (and their friends Addison Johns and Zoe Stemmler). All of the girls are active in their school theater programs and are excited to share their love of the arts with your elementary school aged children. Please click here to register.
We have a new feature at our website - a suggestion box! If you have an idea that you would like to share on how we can make Fishing Creek Farm an even better place and wondered how you can share this with the Board and your fellow homeowners, now you have a great way to do that. Suggestions are immediately sent to our FCF Board, and posted on our website. To access the suggestion box now, click here.
Now that boating season has begun, please make sure that you have submitted your signed lease agreement and insurance certificate to Tidewater and paid your slip fee. It's also important that everyone review the slip map on the FCF website and positions their boat in the proper slip. As always, we encourage everyone to be a supportive slip holders and to notify the marina committee, if you see any issues in the marina. We will continue to work on improvements to the marina throughout the season and we appreciate everyone's support and we hope that everyone enjoys the new renovations.
The new CapEx Committee members have already begun meeting to determine their new roles, define how the committee’s work will be organized, identify the best ways to capitalize on homeowners’ knowledge and expertise while keeping everyone in Fishing Creek Farm up to date. If you’re interested in working with this committee contact Eamonn McGeady (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jim Shaffer (email@example.com).
- The lock at the marina is currently under repair.
- If you store a kayak or paddle board next to the FCF boat ramp rack or use the boat ramp for your boat trailer, you must have a FCF sticker affixed to the same. To obtain a sticker, click here.
- If you haven't signed into the Tidewater Portal yet, please note that you can make and track architectural change and maintenance requests. Also you can track your account, make payments, and remediate violations there. If you have any difficulties accessing the portal, please contact our website committee chair Steve Haiman at firstname.lastname@example.org. The link to the Tidewater portal is on the main menu of our Fishing Creek Farm website.
Architectural Change Requests
The Architectural Control Committee reminds all homeowners that many types of changes to the exterior of your home (such as roofing, hardscaping, building a shed, etc.) may require you to file an application and supporting documents with the committee prior to any construction beginning. To determine if your project does require an application, contact our Board Secretary (email@example.com). If your project requires an application and supporting documents, watch this video to get a complete understanding of how to do this by clicking here.
From our Board of Directors
5/26/2020 Board Meeting
The Board of Directors meetings are always open to all homeowners. Our next meeting is May 26th at 7pm. Now it is even easier to attend. From 7pm to 7:15pm we will have a video conference line open to join in. To join the meeting virtually, click here for the log in information.
March Meeting Minutes Online
The approved meeting minutes from the Board's March meeting are now online. Please click here to read them.
2020 ULV Mosquito Fogging
Our beautiful community includes vibrant forested and wetland areas, which provide essential habitat for fish, birds, mammals, and insects like butterflies, fireflies, and honeybees. Unfortunately, wetlands are also a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which can be both a nuisance and in limited cases a public health risk. Of most concern, Tiger mosquitoes have been found in our region since 1987 and can carry diseases such as West Nile virus and several kinds of encephalitis in humans, and heartworm disease in dogs. For complete information on FCF's participation in this program, or to opt out of it, please click here.
Swimming Pool and Clubhouse Update
Due to COVID-19, the opening of the pool is delayed until at least June 15. Services continue in keeping the pool circulating, filtering and sanitized for an anticipated opening. We will update the community when we have additional information and the board can evaluate the most appropriate protocols in safely opening the pool to the community.
Welcome to our Newest Residents
Fishing Creek Farm welcomes our newest four homeowners! Chris and Sarah Theoharis have moved into 3303 Hidden River View. Joe and Laurie Bruhin have purchase 1227 Cherry Tree Lane and expect to be moving in soon. Take a moment to wish them all the best. We look forward as a community to greet them in person at our next in-person event sometime hopefully soon.
Do you want to know who is on what committee? Do you want to know how to reach a committee member? All of that information is on our website Committee page which is located here. On this page you will note that a number of the email addresses are [committee-name/position]@fishingcreekfarm.org. This is part of our ongoing effort to have email addresses that we can use to transition easily from volunteer to volunteer when a position turns over. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with this, and thank you to all of our volunteers!