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Monday 19 December 2016

More 2016 Christmas Parade and Party from Maggie Horn

Here are some pics from the LPV Christmas Golf Cart Parade that happened on Friday the 16th. It seems the parade gets larger every year. This year we had 25 carts dressed in holiday lights and tinsel parade all around the park. In coordination with the Singspiration group we stopped at several homes of people we felt could use some special Christmas Cheer. Then the entire group of us (more than 60 in all) gathered together and sang Carols to them and delivered a gift of Christmas Cookies. It was heartwarming for all of us. After the parade we all gathered at the Clubhouse and enjoyed a hot toddy and cookies ourselves. This is always a really fun event.


2016 Christmas Parade Pics from Dave Downs

Thanks for sending these through Dave

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Free Daytripping around Lakeland

We live in a great spot. There is plenty to do and see around our area and it doesn't have to cost anything. November is a good time visit these free sites.

You can walk around beautiful Lake Hollingsworth. This is the view from Florida Southern College on the lake.

Or ... you can visit Circle B Bar Reserve to see the alligators, birds or armadillos. 

Or ... take a walk around Hollis Gardens on Lake Mirror downtown.

New Doc from CERT Team

Rick from our CERT Team asked me to post this doc;


Sunday 13 November 2016

Veterans Day Flags

I managed to get a few shots of our flags this year. Sorry, I didn't get around to every street. They looked great. You can click to enlarge any of the photos on the blog.

Butterflies in LPV

Ann also sent me some butterfly photos from the Haltamans next door on Lake Erie and Mary Lou Bettis on Lake Huron. That's Mary Lou with one of them attached to her eyeglasses. We have seen lots of butterflies this November.

as caterpillers

LPV Reno Photos from Ann Bennett

Ann is back and brought me some photos for the Blog. Here is the work being done on the creek and the roof of the clubhouse. All done now and looking good.

Monday 31 October 2016

Snake In The Grass

Look what came trick-or-treating today! This guy is about five feet long and was right inside my dog's playpen. My dogs ran right at it and it reared up with its mouth open ready to strike. Thank goodness my neighbor spotted it and shooed Ralph & Alice away. What a Halloween scare!

After a little research we now know it was a water moccasin, also known as a cotton mouth. They are venomous. He eventually slithered back into the nature preserve behind our house. I think we caught a break today.

from Maggie Horn.

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Update from Rick on CERT Team

Here is the link;

CERT update

A quick note from Cindy

Attention:  LPV Homeowners,

We have received a resignation letter from a member of our HOA Board for personal reasons effective October 1st.

If you or anyone you know might be interested in the position, please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of the Board.

This notification will be in effect until October 14th.

Thank you,

JoAnn Clifford
HOA President

Please note:  Due to emergency circumstances I will not be able to send out the weekly email onThursday, September 29th.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  The weekly emails will resume the following week.

Cindy Carper

An update from Cindy

An update from Cindy


We are looking for the LPV Pet Stars for the Newsletter.  The October issue has already gone to press, but we need pictures of our "Stars" for the Pet of the Month feature, for the November issue and upcoming months.  We will feature every one in the order that they are received.  Send your picture(s) of your cat, dog, bird, hamster, etc., from your camera phone or your computer files (no humans or other wild animals, please) to Maggie at  Please include the pet's name and your house number and Maggie will do the rest.


Due to the renovations in the Club House, there will be no Pot Luck Dinner scheduled for October.    
Contingent on availability of the facility, a Pot Luck dinner will be scheduled for Thursday, November 17th at 5:00pm and a Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 24th at 4:00pm. 


Mahjong is canceled for the month of September and October due to the clubhouse renovations.  OnNovember 3rd we will resume in the clubhouse.  Any questions please call 370-2468.  If interested playing in our homes give Brenda Holderbaum a call. 


The Blood Drive will be held Saturday, October 8th from 8am to 11am. Please take some time from your Saturday morning and come to the Big Red Bus. Your life saving donation is so important and very much appreciated.


May 20,1970 Florida lawmakers passed and sent to the Governor a bill adopting the moonstone as the official state gem.  Ironically, the moonstone is not found naturally in Florida...nor was it found on the moon.


COST: $40.00 PP, payment due when you sign up

Nationally ranked event has over 400 Crafters & Artists from across the USA.  The famous antique shops are open for the day.  
Many vendors and restaurants are available to purchase lunch.

Contact JoAnn Clifford @ 863-370-0323 for more information or to make your reservation.
Only payment holds your place.


Cabin upgrade extended to March 31, 2016. However, this is almost sold out.  Not all cabins will be available until March 31st.

Prices starting at $849. for inside cabin to $1289. for balcony.  Ports of call: San Juan-Puerto Rico, Charlotte Amalie - St. Thomas, Phillipsburg - St. Maarten, La Romana - Dominican Republic, Nassau - Bahamas, Miami, Fl.

$100.00 deposit holds your reservation
2nd payment of $550. due July 15, 2016
Final Payment due Oct. 19, 2016

For more information or to make your reservation, contact: JoAnn Clifford @ 863-370-0323

Monday 20 June 2016

CERT Message from Richard Gibbons

Rick asked me to pass this along on the Blog. Here it is and click on the CERT Document Link below;

Lake Pointe Village / Mulberry, FL 33860
Team Leader: Pamela Hanvik;  Home# 863-869-9328
2nd IC: Angela Kieb; Mobile# 315-382-0938
Digital Coordinator: Richard Gibbons; Mobile# 603-231-1398


Could you add this message to your blog please.  Thank you.

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Saturday 11 June 2016

Catfish are dancing in the streets at LPV

After the big rain this afternoon we saw this catfish in the street at 410 Ontario Drive. Home of Bill and Jan Rhode. It came up through the drain. Thanks for the photo Ann.

Saturday 28 May 2016

The Flags are out for Memorial Day

Ann Bennett was kind enough to send me some photos of the Memorial Day Flags. Thanks Ann, here they are (click on any to enlarge them);

Squirrels enjoying the Memorial Day weekend