Red, White & Blue
Kids celebrate the 4th of July with a bike parade in Quail Ridge North. Image courtesy of Clare Roach.
Gumwood Road Compensation
The Quail Ridge Board has been advocating for fair compensation for the restoration of the two neighborhood entrances that will be affected by the Gumwood Road expansion project. St. Joseph County has recently agreed to a compensation package that the QRHA has accepted. These funds have been earmarked for restoration of landscaping, irrigation, electrical, cutting all four walls, lights, and limited trees and shrubs.
The timing for the Gumwood Road restoration project keeps getting pushed back, but recent dialogue with parties involved in the process suggest the following schedule:
Growing in Knowledge-May 2013
The April and May Growing in Knowledge newsletters are now available. They're loaded with information for the casual home gardener and serious green thumb alike, with feature articles, recipes, and monthly tasks for the lawn and garden.
Get tidbits in the April issue regarding vegetables that suppress weeds, leaf scorch, and cluster flies. Or learn how to get training with eight neighbors in soil sampling with Purdue Extension.
The May issue features proper handling of cantaloupes, which are expected to be in short supply because Indiana growers are switching to other crops after the 2012 Salmonella outbreak. Get the Purdue Tree Doctor app to identify and manage over 175 problems on on 60+ kinds of trees. Avoid common garden mistakes. Sharpen mower blades to improve turf recovery. And enjoy a recipe with smashed potatoes, goat cheese, and chives.
Spring Stroller Walk with SJC Parks
"Looking for a way to enjoy spring with your little ones? The St. Joseph County Parks invite Quail Ridge residents to join us for a Spring Stroller Walk. Come on out to Bendix Woods Co. Park on Thursday, April 25, at 10:00 a.m. for songs, stories and a guided walk to see the spectacular spring wildflowers, like these Spring Beauties. $3/child. Register by Tuesday, April 23, at (574) 654-3155." Thanks to Amal Farrough of St. Joseph County Parks for personally inviting Quail Ridge families.
Growing in Knowledge-March 2013
It's springtime, and the March 2013 Growing in Knowledge delivers its regular sound advice for monthly activities in the garden and home. But this issue also asks insightful questions about why we garden and whether it is for the right reasons. Author Phil Sutton advises, "Grow for the taste and fun, not that you believe you are safer" from chemicals. And if you're going to grow tomatoes, he steers readers to an award-winning variety with lots of favorable attributes. You'll find more on horticultural oils; a recipe for cannellini with tomatoes and sage; a word puzzle; and, of course, the list of monthly activities. Thanks to Phil Sutton, ANR, and Purdue Extension.
Growing in Knowledge-June 2013
The June 2013 issue of Growing in Knowledge introduces us to the "Cheyenne Spirit," a boldly colored echinacea that has features desired by gardeners. The drooping arborvitae is common as it bows under the weight of its own branches--visually detracting but nothing wrong with the tree. Ornamental crabapple trees come in many varieties, with "Donald Wyman" growing well in our area with its pink-white blooms in spring and red fruits sustaining birds in winter. Pesticide labels, Poison Hemlock, a garden tools word search, and a recipe for Rhubarb Custard Pie round out the main stories, while the regular Monthly Tasks column keeps gardeners busy and focused. Thanks to Phil Sutton of Purdue Extension-St. Joseph County for writing this publication.
Fun on the Lake
Spring is in the air--and on the water. A blast of warm weather helped launch activities on Sandpiper Lake.
2013 Spring Newsletter
The 2013 Spring Newsletter is out, with news on important Quail Ridge dates, events, home sales, new neighbors, community improvements, and a CCR update. Thanks to QRHA Board Member Clare Roach for taking the time to put this Making a pearl necklace is one of the activities that sex workers use as safe sex alternatives for people who refuse to wear condoms. Sometimes special furniture is used, such as a queening stool or smotherbox. Bukkake pornography usually depicts numerous men having sex with one woman, with multiple, usually 10 or more, men ejaculating on the female face. This is why video stores might consider stocking transgendered subject matter in the straight section, as some straight men will have passive or active sex with another man as long as their partner appears to look like a woman to them, to some minor or major degree. Twink pornography features younger performers, and usually features young men under 30 who identify as gay or bisexual. The first film was released in 1980 starring Kay Parker. The Japanese sex industry uses the term Paizuri . As of 2010, they were reported to live together as a monogamous couple outside of their porn careers and want to continue working together for another 50 years. When sexual activity is centered on one of the threesome, then the activity may be described as a gang bang of the person. In some societies, the terms fox, plum, chick, or chicken are preferred. Others involve partners who naturally have a significant difference in size. See Gay-for-pay. Big Beautiful Woman is a euphemism for an overweight woman and is frequently used in the context of fat fetishism. Gang bang pornography is a type of pornography that depicts an individual engaging in physical sexual activity with multiple partners sequentially or at once. The person sat upon may be in bondage, sexually submissive, or simply held down by the body-weight of the other person. The term is a slang word that originated in the gay community and comes from the equestrian term bareback, which refers to the practice of riding a horse without a saddle. Kinbaku is a Japanese style of bondage or BDSM which involves tying up the bottom using simple yet visually intricate patterns, usually with several pieces of thin milf porno rope .
Greenworld Announces Leaf Pickup
Greenworld will be servicing Quail Ridge with leaf pickup in 2013. Kathleen Long of Greenworld writes, "Weather permitting; we have scheduled your spring pass of curbside leaf collection for the week of April 22nd."
Now if we can only get some pleasant weather to get the leaves to the curb...
QRHA Garage Sale is May 10-11
Spring cleaning cometh, and with it is the Annual Quail Ridge Neighborhood Garage Sale on Friday, May 10, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on Saturday, May 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please note that it starts one hour later on Friday to allow school buses to clear out before the outside traffic moves in. Signs will be put up at entrances and announcements will be in the South Bend Tribune the week before. Homeowner who are participating in this event are encouraged to put a couple of green balloons out at the curb to show visiting drivers where the garage sales are.