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Bradfield Farms

A Neighborhood Watch meeting will be 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 16 at the clubhouse. For details, visit

The Homeowners Association board is updating its Homeowners Handbook. The last update was done in 2005. It will feature clearer wording, updated content and reorganization. It will be printed and distributed and also will be posted on the Web site.

The community has new information on its Web site, including a brochure on what to know before digging in the yard and the neighborhood's policy on satellite dishes.

The Homeowners Association board has a vacancy and is asking all residents to consider the position. It meets monthly.

To volunteer, contact a current board member and plan to attend the next meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Peacock Lane Clubhouse. Volunteers will be asked to complete a short questionnaire available by e-mail or by calling board president Bill Colyer.

Davis Lake

An adults-only Jazzy Sunday Brunch will be 9-11 a.m. next Sunday at the pool, with coffee, bagels and fruit.

To RSVP, e-mail

The Davis Lake Dolphins Swim Team will sponsor a community garage sale 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 4. All residents are invited to participate. Sellers will keep all sales revenue. A $25 registration fee will benefit the swim team.

Special markers will be placed on the mailboxes of participating households. Neighbors also can join together and split the $25 fee.

Register at Drop off or send checks to Wendy Andrews at 5007 Foxbriar Trail in Winterberry Ridge by Sept. 26.

Neighbors can shop at a pre-sale Oct. 3.

For more information, contact Andrews at 704-921-7695 or

The Davis Lake Volunteer Lake Committee is working on improvements at the community lake.

At a meeting this summer, residents discussed shoreline mowing and erosion repair near the gazebo; alternatives for the manhole area, including a bulkhead and the development of a community gathering area.

Also discussed were a canoe landing, a waterfront plaza at the gazebo, adopting a green space, plantings to control erosion and guidelines to help residents maintain and improve areas around the lake.

Davis Lake resident Sarah Ramsey lent equipment to test water quality for turbidity, pH and conductivity. Jim Glock donated a kit to test eight basic water-quality parameters.

Volunteers removed about 500 square feet of lotus plants along the shoreline at the end of the lake. Some remaining plants were treated with herbicide. Curt Beville, Jerry Bielfeldt and Jim Lang led the cleanup. An additional treatment will be scheduled later.


Alex Spangenburg has volunteered to chair the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Committee. Homeowners interested in making the community's governing documents up-to-date, clear and specific should contact Kelly Shanklin at

Highland Creek

University City residents should mark their calendars for the Highland Creek fall garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 4.


Larkhaven's homeowners association board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews Mint Hill Road.

Open board seats are available. Nominees should prepare a brief introduction and their reason for running for the board.

Mallard Trace

Mallard Trace will have its next homeowners meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24 at the home of Mike and Cindy McMillin, 3004 Kenninghall Court.

Mallard Trace residents are invited to a Halloween fall festival Oct. 31 on Alwyn Court. Details will be announced.

Villages of Wexford

The Villages of Wexford will have a free hot dog social from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 20 in the backyard of 11048 Wiltshire Lane. Additional parking is available on Oak Leigh.

Hot dogs, buns, condiments, plates and utensils will be provided.

Residents with an even-numbered address should bring a side dish; those with an odd-numbered address should bring a dessert.

RSVP by Wednesday by calling 704-503-1916 or e-mailing Mention the number of people who will attend and whether you plan to bring a side dish or dessert.

Compiled by Leigh Pressley