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PG&E North Larwin Gas Main Project

We have received word from PG&E that they will be replacing the gas main and services along North Larwin Ave, from Corkwood Ct to Canoe …

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Side Pools Closing November 1 / Main Pool Open Until Dec 6

Due to continued poor swimming conditions and a significant dropoff in overall pool use throughout the month of October, we will be closing both side …

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Old Pool Furniture Donation – Saturday 10/16

Now that the new pool furniture has been delivered to each pool, the Board will be allowing CHOA residents to take up to two older …

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2021 Pool Schedule Update

The Board of Directors met on 9/23 and discussed the CHOA pool schedule for the rest of the swim season. Over the last several years, …

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Clubhosue Will Remain Closed Through January 2022

At the September meeting, the Board discussed the Clubhouse schedule for the remainder of the year, and how it wanted to handle upcoming holiday and …

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New Security Patrol Vendor Starting October 1

CHOA has long been contracted with a security patrol vendor who has provided us with nightly vehicle patrols, frequently monitoring the common areas for trespassers …

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Main Pool Closed for Repairs 9/16 to 9/19

Due to a mainline water leak, the main pool will need to be closed so that repairs can be made from Thursday, September 16th to …

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Pools Will Remain Open Through September

We anticipate that all three pools will likely remain open into October of 2021, depending on weather. We know these last two years have been …

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Clubhouse Available for in-person Voting on 9/14

Like previous elections, the Clubhouse will be open and available as a polling place for in-person voting on September 14th starting bright and early at …

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West Pool Closed Until Tuesday, 7/20

Hi everyone, Our pool vendor was on site this afternoon to replace the West Pool filters, but unfortunately the install will not be completed as …

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Pool Schedule Update – Pools Open Until 8pm as 7/19

Hey CHOA – a quick update on the pool schedules. Starting Monday, July 19th, all three pools will now be open until 8pm! As of …

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Tree Work Starting Monday, July 12th

Tree work that was approved at the June 24th Board Meeting is scheduled to begin this Monday, July 12th and is likely to last about …

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Pools Opening at 7am Starting Monday, June 28th

We are excited to announce that starting Monday, June 28th, the pools will be able to open up at 7am! Hours for all three pools …

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Pool Monitor Annoucement & Updated Pool Schedule Starting June 14th

Hey everybody! If you had a chance to read through the June Signal, hopefully you saw the news about the county removing the Pool Monitor …

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Pool Schedule: June 7 to June 20

Happy Friday all! Here is the confirmed pool schedule for all CHOA pools from Monday, June 7th through Sunday, June 20th. We are excited to …

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This Week’s Pool Schedule – 6/1 to 6/6

Afternoon everyone! Here is the schedule for all CHOA pools from Monday, June 1st to Sunday, June 6th: BOTH SIDE POOLS OPEN WEDNESDAY FROM 10AM …

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Memorial Day Weekend Pool Schedule

We are excited to announce that all three CHOA pools will be open this holiday weekend from 10am to 6pm, Saturday through Monday! This means …

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East Pool Open this Wednesday, 5/26

Hi everyone, quick update for you regarding tomorrow’s pool schedule: This Wednesday, 5/26, the East Pool will be open from 10am to 6pm. All other …

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Side Pools Open this Weekend 5/22 and 5/23

The Main Pool will remain closed this weekend, May 22nd and 23rd, but we will be opening both side pools instead on Saturday and Sunday! …

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Main Pool Closed 5/15 and 5/16 for Gas Issue

PG&E was recently on site performing an inspection of their equipment and discovered an issue with our gas line that runs from the meter to …

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City of Concord Upcoming Pavement Maintenance Project

You may have received several notices from the City of Concord regarding an upcoming pavement maintenance project that will take place primarily around the west …

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CHOA Pool Schedule – Effective May 1, 2021

We are happy to announce that the CHOA Main & East pools will be opening this month! Due to the continued restrictions on public pools …

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Walnut Country Swim Team Summer Season Details

Walnut Country Swim Team will be starting up their summer season on April 12th, 2021, and is anticipated to last until July 23rd, 2021. During …

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Now Hiring Pool Monitors!

As the weather is warming, we are looking to hire pool monitors for the 2021 swim season! Because the CHOA pools are considered public pools, …

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WCST Spring Clinic Starting Monday, March 8th at the Main Pool

The Walnut Country Swim Team’s Spring Clinic is set to kickoff this upcoming Monday, March 8th until Friday, April 2nd at the Main Pool. The …

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Special Board Meeting Scheduled for 3/8 to Discuss West Pool Pump Room Repairs

The Board of Directors has scheduled a special Open Meeting on 3/8 at 6pm to discuss a large rehabilitation/renovation program for the West Pool Pump …

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Upper Tennis Court Windscreen Replacement Scheduled for 2/4

Hey CHOA tennis pros! Just a heads up that on Thursday, February 4th we will have a vendor on site replacing all windscreens at the …

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How to Make a One-Time Payment (Effective December 2020)

Union Bank, the bank that the HOA uses for its operating and reserve accounts, recently updated its system. All owners were given new account numbers …

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Union Bank Online Account Change Information

Over the last few weeks, owners may have received several emails from Union Bank detailing some changes to their online payment and autopay system. Union …

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Playgrounds Open as of 12/9

Due to a recent change in the state and county language following the Stay Home Order, all playgrounds are now permitted to reopen. We have …

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2021 Budget & Assessment Increase Information

Effective January 1st, 2021, the CHOA monthly assessments have increased to $103.00 per month. The 2021 budget was approved during a four-hour open Board meeting …

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Playgrounds Closing Effective Sunday, December 6th at 10pm

Due to the recent Regional Stay Home Order and Contra Costa County’s decision to implement the order as soon as possible, all CHOA playgrounds will …

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All Three Pools Closing for Winter on Monday, November 16th

After consideration of the recent cold weather and reduced pool usage throughout the community as a result, the CHOA pools will be closing for the …

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Reminder: Clubhouse Open for Voting on November 3rd!

As a reminder, the CHOA clubhouse will be open as a county polling station on Tuesday, November 3rd! This is not a facility that supports …

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Updated Pool Scheduled Effective 10/26

We are pleased to announce that the CHOA Board met last night and approved keeping the pools open into November! The pool hours will remain …

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Upper Tennis Courts Now Open!

We are extremely pleased to announce that the upper tennis court resurfacing work has been completed ahead of schedule, and all four upper tennis courts …

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10/3 Update – Pools Now Open

As of 1pm on 10/3, all three pools have been re-opened thanks to improved air quality. We will continue to monitor the air quality index …

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All Playgrounds Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that all Association playgrounds are currently open! We have posted signage required by the state as well as removed all …

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Pools to Remain Open Through Oct 25th

The CHOA Board of Directors met last night in an open meeting and resolved to keep all three pools open through Sunday, October 25th!   …

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Upper Tennis Court Resurfacing Project Starting 9/28

The Board of Directors recently approved a proposal to have the upper tennis courts resurfaced and some of the cracks repaired. This project is scheduled …

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September Annual Meeting Postponed until 10/22

Due to a mailing delay related to new notice requirements created by the recent Senate Bill 323 Election Rules change, we unfortunately are in a …

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Pools Scheduled to Re-Open Today @ 2pm

Hi all, We’ve seen some big improvements in air quality since yesterday evening and as a result we are planning on re-opening all three pools …

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Pools to Remain Closed – Tuesday September 15th

Hi everyone, Unfortunately we will need to keep all pools closed through Tuesday, September 15th due to continued air quality concerns ( both the significant …

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All Pools Closed – Friday September 11th

The pools will continue to remain closed Friday, September 11th as a result of poor air quality and significant ash/debris collecting in the pools and …

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Swim Team Fall Clinic Update – Main Pool

The Walnut Country Swim Team’s Fall Clinic will be starting up today, September 8th and will continue over the next four weeks. The clinic is …

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Pool Schedule Update – All Pools Open Through September 27th!

The Board of Directors met on August 27th and has decided to keep all three pools open through the weekend ending September 27th! Operating hours …

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August Signal Now Available

Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, the August Signal will not be distributed to each residence. It is available for all to …

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Updated Pool Hours – Starting 7/13

Dear CHOA Residents, We are happy to announce that starting July 13th, the pool hours are being extended to 10am to 8pm for every day …

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Pool Updates – July 10th

Dear Residents, The West Pool repairs have been completed on July 9th, and the all three pools are once again open as of Friday, July …

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Swim Team & Main Pool Update – Starting Tuesday, June 30

Dear Residents, The Walnut Country Swim Team will begin a shortened summer clinic starting Tuesday, June 30th. This clinic will take place Monday-Friday, from 8am …

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Main Pool Temporary Closed Monday, June 29th

Dear CHOA Residents, The main pool will be closed all day on Monday, June 29th. A vendor will be on site this day performing a …

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Pool Capacity Increased per Updated County Order

Per the updated Contra Costa County Health Order that was released June 16th, the capacity for all pools has been increased as follows:   Main …

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East/West Pool Opening + Extended Pool Hours!

Dear CHOA Residents,   We are very excited to announce that the Association is opening ALL THREE POOLS and EXTENDING the current pool hours starting …

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Main Pool Update – Opening @ 2:30pm on 6/6

Dear Crossings Resident, The CHOA pool vendor was on site today to clean the pool and turn the heater on in preparation to get the …

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Dog Park + Main Pool Update

Dear Crossings Resident, Contra Costa County recently released an updated health order that replaces the previous order dated June 2, 2020. This new, updated order …

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Memorial Day Pool Update: Shelter-in-Place still in Effect – Pools Remain Closed

As many are likely aware, we are just about to enter the traditional “pool season” at CHOA – but unfortunately the pools will not be …

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Tennis Court Social Distancing Guide (City of Concord)

As the tennis courts have recently reopened, we wanted to provide the following guide put together by the city of Concord regarding social distancing techniques …

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Tennis Courts to Re-Open May 4th, 2020

As you may be aware, Contra Costa Health Services issued an updated shelter in place order that extends the basic restrictions until May 31st, while …

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Contra Costa Face Mask Health Order – Effective 4/22

As you may have heard, the Contra Costa Health Officer recently released a new order requiring members of the public and workers to wear facing …

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CHOA Vendor Update

Dear Homeowner,   Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the shelter-in-place order, we wanted to make everyone aware of all CHOA vendors who are still …

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Recreational Facilities Closed – New Stay-at-Home Update

The Contra Costa Health Officer just released a new stay-at-home order which specifically requires the closure of all recreational facilities like tennis courts, basketball courts, …

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Information regarding March 26th Board Meeting

The Board will still hold its meeting on March 26th, but due to the current COVID-19 health concerns, it will be held via teleconference. We …

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March Architectural Committee Meeting Will be held via Teleconference

Due to the current COVID-19 concerns, the monthly Architectural Committee meeting scheduled for March 19th will now take place via teleconference. Unfortunately homeowners will not …

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Business Office will be CLOSED to face-to-face visits and walk-ins

Effective immediately, out of an abundance of caution, the Cowell Business Office will be closed for in-person visits and walk-in contacts, but it will remain …

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Main Pool Closed

As of March 16th, due to the recent coronavirus / COVID-19 concerns, the Cowell main pool is closed until further notice. This is a precautionary …

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Clubhouse Closed / Spring Festival Canceled

Hello Walnut Country,   As you are likely aware, the Contra Costa County Health Department made recommendations this week in regards to the threat from …

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CANCELLED – Nancy Bennett St. Paddy’s Day Dinner

For the safety of everyone’s health, Nancy Bennett has decided to cancel her annual St. Paddy’s Day celebration, which was scheduled to be held at …

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December & January Assessment Payment Updates and Information

As you may be aware, effective December 1st, 2019, Common Interest Management Services was hired by the Board of Directors to manage Cowell Homeowners Association. …

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CHOA Under New HOA Management

As you may be aware, effective December 1st, 2019, Cowell Homeowners Association is now managed by Common Interest Management. Your new General Manager is Bill …

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Opening on the Architecture Committee

We here in the Crossings are proud of the appearance of not only our facilities, but also the hard work that our homeowners put into …

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Lifeguards and Swim Instructors Needed for the Summer

If you’re interested in becoming one of our CHOA Lifeguards or swim instructors this summer, please download an application from our website, or pick one …

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CHOA – Tree Failure — Insight and Information

Fellow Homeowners: This piece is being written to provide insight and information to our community about how one of the Association’s largest assets (its trees) …

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CHOA Spring Festival – Saturday, April 20, 10 am – 1 pm

The annual CHOA Spring Festival is a month away. This year’s event features age-based egg hunts, pictures with colorful costumed characters, and a free lunch …

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CHOA 2018 Survey Report

In the summer of 2018, CHOA conducted a survey of homeowners regarding potential projects in the community, safety, and facility usage, among other topics. The …

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Board Update from President Mark Weinmann

The text below also appears as part of the February Signal in the President’s Corner: At the beginning of a new year, organizations spend time …

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PG&E Gas Line Update

January 18, 2019 – PG&E told the Business Office that the gas line replacement project may extend into February due to the recent rainfall. The …

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2019 Main Pool Schedule is Now Available!

To find out when the Main Pool will be open in 2019, visit our Pools page here: http://walnutcountry.com/facilities/pools

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WCST Chili Cook-off & Silent Auction – Jan. 27, 4-6:30 pm

Come and enjoy the Fifth Annual Chili Cook-off Fundraiser benefiting the Walnut Country Swim Team.  This event is open to all neighbors, friends and family – …

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Union Bank Recurring CHOA Payment Change Reminder

CHOA homeowners who use Union Bank’s recurring automatic HOA Payment system for monthly dues were sent an email by the bank in early November alerting …

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Contacting the Board via Email

If you wish to email one Director, a few Directors, or the entire Board of Directors, you may send an email to BusinessOffice@walnutcountry.com. Our General Manager, …

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Please Use Courtesy Biking on the Greenbelt Walkway

When you or your children are bike riding along our glorious one-mile Greenbelt walkway, please use caution when approaching or passing people walking. When passing …

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No Safety & Security Committee Meeting in December

There is no Safety & Security Committee Meeting in December, the committee will resume regularly scheduled meetings in January.

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New Year’s Eve Party RSVPs Now Open!

Ring in the New Year with neighbors and friends. CHOA is sponsoring an ADULTS ONLY New Year’s Eve Celebration. DJ Curtis will help us celebrate …

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eSignal – October 30, 2018

View the eSignal, with many CHOA news stories, published on October 30, 2018, by clicking here: https://conta.cc/2Q8EZlN

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Main Pool Closes November 5

The Main Pool and Kiddie Pool will be closed for the season on Monday, November 5. Until the pools are closed, they are open from …

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Winter Holiday Celebration RSVP Now Closed

The annual CHOA Winter Holiday Celebration (residents only) takes place in one month on Sunday, December 9, from 3 to 5 pm in the Clubhouse. …

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Boy Scouts Canned Food Donation Event

Boy Scout troop 444 will be making their rounds soon for their annual scouting for food event. If you have any extra canned, bagged, or …

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Wildfire Seminar – Sunday, October 14, 2 – 4 pm, Clubhouse

On Sunday, October 14, from 2 – 4 pm in the Clubhouse, the Safety and Security Committee presents a seminar on wildfire prevention and preparedness. …

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Haunted Clubhouse & Ticket Information

The famous CHOA Haunted Clubhouse is back for another year of screams, frights, and other ghoulish delights. The scary event takes place on Friday, October …

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CHOA Board Election Results

On Thursday (9/27), the CHOA Board held its annual meeting as well as its regular monthly meeting. During the annual meeting, the five candidates for …

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Main Pool Open 7a – 8p Everyday; Side Pools Closed

September 4, 2018 – Because there is no fall clinic by the WCST, the main pool is open to residents everyday from 7 am to …

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CHOA Director Resignation – Election By Acclamation

September 4, 2018 – In August, CHOA Director Mitch Kopp resigned from his position on the Board effective immediately. During his six months on the Board, …

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The Fall/Back to School BBQ is this Saturday (9/15)

The Fall/Back to School BBQ is one of the largest events we put on every year and is a great chance to say goodbye to the …

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New Business Office Hours – 9 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday

June 4, 2018 – To better server the community, the Business Office will now be open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday (previously …

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Concert on the Belt was a Rockin’ Good Time

July 4, 2018 – Our First rendition of the Concert on the Belt was a huge success, with 300+ residents attending and enjoying the music put …

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Let Your Voice Be Heard – Take the CHOA Survey

July 4, 2018 – CHOA is conducting a quick survey to analyze some of our community’s needs, desires, and opinions. The Board needs your feedback to …

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Save the Date – Town Hall Meeting – August 19, 2 – 4 pm

July 7, 2018 – The annual Town Hall Meeting takes place in one month on Sunday, August 19, from 2 – 4 pm, at the Clubhouse. …

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Save the Date – June 30 – Concert on the ‘Belt 

June 4, 2018 – On June 30, from 6 to 8 pm, we will have the first ever, Concert on the ‘Belt, held on the Upper …

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Crossings Challenge Takes Place This Weekend (Fri – Sat)

July 7, 2018 – The Crossings Challenge is taking place this weekend – this is very large swim meet run by the Walnut Country Swim Team. …

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Board of Directors Election Season Begins Now

June 4, 2018 – Election season is coming up, and with that comes a new opportunity to affect change at a local level, or in this …

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