Please, if you are having difficulty finding your way around or you just have a question about something you come across on this site, don't hesitate to contact me. I can help! ~Mike Ronayne.
Welcome to our community website. This site is designed to be interactive and to allow the residents of the Fells the ability to add and maintain their own content. While I realize that this capability isn't for everybody, and that the learning curve can sometimes be a bit daunting, it does provide a venue for communication that isn't dependent upon a single individual (me).
For those of you who would like to have something added to the site - a favorite recipe, an upcoming local event, a testimonial and recommendation of someone who has done work for you - but don't have the time to learn how to do it yourself, please just send me an email with what you would like added along with any photos you might have including related web links to other sites and I will add the content for you. Since I do this for a living I am usually responsive within 30 minutes if I receive a request during normal working hours - which is a pretty broad window for me. ~Mike Ronayne
A few updates to share – Oct 2019
Holiday Trash Pickup – October 19th
Due to the Columbus Day Holiday, trash pickup this week will be on Saturday, October 19. Andrew Knight has contacted Republic Trash to confirm the Saturday pickup so we should not see a repeat of the missed pickups we experienced on July 4th and Labor Day. We also wanted to let you know that Republic did give the Fells a credit for the missed pickups. Thanks to Andrew for arranging that.
BOD Candidate’s Night - Fireside Thursday on October 24th
As mentioned in a previous notice, the weekly Fireside Thursday event on October 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 will be BOD candidate’s night.This will be the usual informal gathering, but with a twist. Some members of the board of directors will be present and will share information about the various tasks involved with being on the board. Residents who have decided to run for the open seat, or who are just thinking about it, are invited to come and share their interest in the board and why they are interested in running.
It will be a great way to meet candidates rather than a last minute introduction the night of the annual meeting, when we will be voting. And if you haven’t attended a weekly Fireside Thursday event, they are a great opportunity to meet neighbors.
As previously announced, Edmonds Landscaping has been hired as the Fells landscape maintenance and snow removal contractor starting with this winter’s snow season. The new contracts are posted on the website. You can find them by clicking pdf here for landscape maintenance (324 KB) and pdf here for snow removal (248 KB) .
The property management contract with Foxfire has been renewed. To help better educate home owners as to what services are covered by this contract, a summary can be found by pdf clicking here (105 KB) .
Thanks to all who were able to help on our community clean-up day! We had a record turnout and were able to accomplish a lot! And the wonderful Fells’ bakers nourished us when done! What a wonderful community we have!
And if anyone found a missing small rake, please let Elaine Francis firstname.lastname@example.org know.
Someone recently removed a post regarding a women's retreat that was placed on the mail hut bulletin board, which was very disconcerting to the person who posted it. The board discussed this incident and developed the following guidelines for mailbox postings: Bulletin board should be used for announcements for the community---not for any commercial or political purposes. Nonprofit postings and community events are acceptable.
If you see something posted that you feel is not appropriate, please do not remove it yourself, but contact the board to make them aware of it.
As a reminder to everyone here at The Fells - when walking your dog, please remember to pick up after them when nature calls. After all, as much as we wish they could, they can't do it for themselves.This covers ALL Common areas including along the fire road, the septic leach fields, along the roadways, the berm, etc. We've heard a number of comments about Dog waste being seen in many of these areas now that the snow has melted.
You must also have your dog on lease at all times when walking the neighborhood. And, if you have guests visiting with their dogs please be sure they are also aware of these rules.
Please note that this applies to all of the unfinished lots as well as the completed areas of The Fells. We have seen an increased number of prospective buyers walking lots and we want to do everything we can to not negatively impact a prospective buyer's impression of our neighborhood.
And, if you notice anyone from outside the community walking their dog in the neighborhood perhaps you could politely inform them about this policy.
The Fells Board
The Fells Community Document Library will be continually updated with the latest meeting minutes and other important documents from our Board of Directors.
All meeting minutes and other documents are available for download and for reading in the popular Adobe Reader (PDF) format.
Because these documents are only meant for members of our community you will have to login to the website to access them. If you need help logging into your account please contact Mike Ronayne at email@example.com or (603) 672-3898.
If you haven't heard about this weekly Monday night event most of the games start at 7:00 unless otherwise planned and run until around 10:00 based on the general consensus of the players. Everyone brings their own beverages & optionally their favorite snacks for sharing. If you are interested in playing please RSVP to John Chase - firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 554-1927 so that we can get an accurate count. There is no commitment to play on a regular basis so feel free to try it out one night and then decide on a weekly basis if you are interested in playing on the upcoming Tuesday night.
And please note: this is a casual, friendly game where the "cards speak for themselves" - meaning that if you lay down your hand and declare that you have a straight and you really have a straight flush, someone will let you know so there is no risk of losing a hand because you missed something. This game is definitely for us amateurs...
First come, first served! We need a minimum of 5 players and a maximum of 7 players (per table). If we have at least 10 players we will split into two tables of 5.Write comment (2 Comments)
You may recall that in late January there was a meeting at The Fells clubhouse to discuss various events at The Fells. As the community has grown, so have our activities. We have many social and informational activities that take place at the clubhouse as well as in the community. At the meeting in January, we generated even more ideas! We also had a number of volunteers offer to take on the planning of activities. For a full listing of the activities you can check them out here: pdf The Fells Activities Guide (212 KB) . As you review this list, please let us know if you are interested in adding your name as a volunteer for any of them.
To help those who are planning various events, we developed planning guidelines which you can find here: pdf Fells Neighborhood Event Planning Procedures 3 25 17 (415 KB) .
You will note that we no longer have “Wicked Wednesdays” or “Thirsty Thursdays” listed. These are now “Fireside Thursday” for winter gatherings and “Poolside Wednesday/Thursday” for summer gatherings.
We are excited about the way our activities are growing and we hope you will consider attending the events listed. We have a great community full of wonderful folks and many terrific activities!!Write comment (0 Comments)
Fells Sunsets - A Collection
Here for your viewing pleasure is a collection of sunsets taken from the deck of 16 Fells Drive in The Fells at Amherst community.
The Moon - taken by Brian Moyer
Taken with my Leica camera 25-400mm with both at f 8.0 125tt/sec
Any given day at the Fells you can see a sunset like this - as long as the sun is shining that is. And we can now share a couple of moonrises along with a great photo of the moon Thanks to Brian Moyer.
These photos were taken between 5/26/2010 and 7/13/2010 with a Canon D10 and 28-135 mm lense .
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