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					 The Villages of Summerfield                                                                        April, 2005
                                                                                                    Issue 3


 The Villages of Summerfield Condominium Association, 1 Summerfield Drive, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917



Executive Board Members

Robert Rico, President

Lawrence Mancini, Vice-
President

William Martin, Secretary

Linda D’Ambra, Treasurer
                                 Welcome to Summerfield
Ernie Letendre
                                 On behalf of the entire          are at 100% occupancy            company) regarding
Stefan Ross                      Executive Board, I would         and unit owner controlled,       association related matters.
                                 like to welcome everybody        the association will             In addition, feel free to
Joan Smith
                                 to our special                   continue to keep unit            download executive board
                                 condominium association.         owners abreast of what’s         minutes at your leisure.
                                 Northwind has sold all 125       happening in our                 Furthermore, special
                                 units and the dust is starting   community. Some of you           announcements can be
                                 to settle. This is the third     may not be aware that            viewed when you cannot
                                 newsletter that has been         Summerfield has its’ own         make it to the mailroom to
                                 published on behalf of the       website. Feel free to visit      read important board
                                 executive board. The first       the website anytime at           related information. We will
                                 two newsletters were             www.villagesofsummerfield.       continue to upgrade the
                                 published in 2002/2003 to        com. Our website contains        site with various
                                 keep unit owners aware of        information on how to            enhancements to make
                                 topical events while             contact Selective Property       sure all unit owners have
                                 Northwind controlled the         Management (SPM) (our            access to the information
                                 association. Now that we         property management              they need.




                                 Gardening & Landscape Committee
 Individual Highlights           Executive Board members          will also discuss short term
                                 Ernie Letendre and Joan          and long term upkeep and
 Gardening & Landscape
                                 Smith are spear heading a        beautification initiatives. If
 Committee                  1
                                 new committee called the         you have a green thumb or
 Rules & Regulations        2    Gardening & Landscaping          simply wish to contribute
                                 Committee. A sign-up sheet       your knowledge or
 Pets                       2    was placed in the                expertise, please contact
                                 mailroom a few weeks ago         Ernie Letendre at 349-0721.
 Trash                      3    and so far, eight (8) unit       It would be great to have
                                 owners have expressed            unit owner representation
 Dig Safe                   3
                                 interest in joining this         from all sections of
                                 committee. Basically, the        Summerfield.
 Helpful Hint               4
                                 committee will meet to
 Radon                      4    discuss ways to improve the
                                 common areas, especially
                                 the entrance island by the
                                 mailroom. The committee
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                        Rules & Regulations
                        The key to a successful          contact a member of the           vehicles. Thus, guest
                        condominium and to keep          executive board                   vehicles must first park in
                        property values high is for                                        the driveway of the unit
                        unit owners to comply with       PARKING: Unit owners and          owner he/she is visiting
                        association rules and            their occupants are               before resorting to the right
                        regulations. Please              prohibited from parking on        sided overflow parking. At
                        periodically review the          any common elements (our          no time can a vehicle be
                        association rules and            roadways). Each unit can          parked overnight on
                        regulations to insure            accommodate at least 4            Intervale Road, Rimwood
                        compliance. There are            parking spaces, two in the        Drive, Cambridge Circle or
                        currently 26 rules and           garage and two in the             Alpine Ridge. Questions
                        regulations that govern          driveway. The right sided         and/or concerns regarding
                        living in this community. If     parking instituted by the         our rules and regulations,
                        you have lost or misplaced       executive board on                you may contact a
                        the rules and would like         November 9th, 2004 is only        member of our rules
                        another copy, please             overflow parking for guest        committee. To contact the




                      Rules committee, you can drop a The circular island by the
                      note in the green association   mailroom is One Way. Those
                      mailbox or email Jessica        traveling to or through Alpine
                      Papazian-Ross at sross32@cox.netRidge from Summerfield Drive
                      or Jim Cambio at                must bear right around the island.
                      chart200@yahoo.com.




                        Pets
                         Unit owners must pick up        When outside, pets must be
                         after their pets anywhere       on a leash for the safety of
                         within the development,         your pet and others.
                         whether on the limited
                         common areas of your unit
                         or on any common area.
                         Remember, the plastic bag
                         your newspaper is
                         delivered in makes a great
                         pick-up bag for your pet.
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Trash
Trash and recycling is collected every Monday (except             2nd Monday in October          Columbus Day
holidays, when trash is picked up one day later-see
calendar below) at the Villages of Summerfield.                   November 11th                  Columbus Day
Rubbish and recycling bins shall not be placed outside
                                                                  4th Thursday in November       Thanksgiving
before 7:00 pm the night prior to a scheduled garbage
pickup by the town. Thus, trash and recycling can be              December 25th                  Christmas
placed outside Sunday evenings after 7:00pm. If you
are going to be away, please make arrangements with               Recycling: Remember that cardboard boxes must be
                                                                  broken down and tied up into 3 x 3 pieces. For further
family, friends or neighbors to bring out your trash after
                                                                  information about trash and recycling, visit
7:00pm.                                                           www.smithfieldri.com.

  The 2005 Trash and Recycling schedule is as follows:

Last Monday in May           Memorial Day

July 4th                     Independence Day

2nd Monday in August         Victory Day

1st Monday in September      Labor Day




                                                                these utilities respond to
                                                                your work area and mark
                                                                the location of their
                                                                underground facilities. Dig

                                Dig Safe                        Safe is a free service
                                                                funded entirely by the utility
                                                                companies. The program is
                                                                designed to promote
                               As the winter thaw makes it      public safety, protect vital
                               way to Rhode Island and          utility underground facilities
                               the weather starts to            and avoid costly damage.
                               improve, a lot of unit           You may visit Dig Safe’s
                               owners will be outside           website at
                               planting shrubs, building        www.digsafe.com.
                               decks, trenching or grading      Remember, calling Dig Safe
                               their property. Prior to         before you dig into your
                               commencing any outdoor           next outdoor project isn’t
                               construction or home             just smart, it’s responsible,
                               improvement that involves        and, it’s the law!
                               digging, remember to call
                               Dig Safe at (888-344-7233).      Remember, outdoor fixtures
                               State law requires at least      require executive board
                               48 hours advance notice          approval prior to
                               before you get ready to          installation. Please review
                               begin your outdoor project.      the declarations for our
                               One call to Dig Safe is all it   condominium association.
                               takes to notify all member
                               utility companies of your
                               excavation project. In turn,
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                                                             Helpful Hint
                                                             Ernie Letendre would like to     year. Who knows what else
                                                             provide the following            could potentially block a
                                                             helpful hint: What I learned     vent. A word to the wise.
                                                             during the blizzard of 05.
                                                             Watch for drifting snow-
                                                             blocking vents from
                                                             heating systems. It
                                                             happened to us and
                                                             thankfully the system shut
                                                             down.... or else, if it hadn't
                                                             we would have had a
                                                                                              Remember to check to
                                                             problem with carbon
                                                                                              mailroom bulletin for
                                                             monoxide poisoning!!! I
                                                             wonder if these vents            upcoming social events!
                                                             should be checked
                                                             routinely throughout the




                                                             Radon
                                                             Did you know?                           Homes with high
                                                                                                      radon levels can
                                                                                                      be fixed.
                                                             Radon is the second
                                                             leading cause of lung               Many unit owners
                                                                                                 shared their best
                                                             cancer                              practices for dealing
                                                                                                 with high levels of
                                                                     Nearly one in 15           radon in their
                                                                      homes in the U.S.          condominiums at our
                                                                      has a high level of        annual meeting. Feel
                                                                      indoor radon               free to email me at
                                                                                                 sross32@cox.net so I
                                                                     The U.S. Surgeon
                                                                                                 can share your stories
                                                                      General and EPA
                                                                                                 in the next newsletter.
                                                                      recommend all
                                                                      homes be tested
                                                                      for radon.




15 MPH
Please remember to keep       suggested that you wear
your speed at the posted      reflective gear or carry a
15 MPH limit. Many unit       flashlight during your walk.
owners and their pets are
walking around our
roadways during the day
and night. For those who
are walking at night, it is
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Inside Story Headline
The purpose of a newsletter     You can compile a mailing       customers or employees will
is to provide specialized       list from business reply        look forward to its arrival.
information to a targeted       cards, customer
audience. Newsletters can       information sheets, business    Your headlines are an
be a great way to market        cards collected at trade        important part of the
your product or service,        shows, or membership lists.     newsletter and should be
and also to create              You might consider              considered carefully.
credibility and build your      purchasing a mailing list
organization’s identity         from a company.
among peers, members,
                                                                                                “To catch the reader’s
employees, or vendors.          Next, establish how much
                                time and money you can
                                                                                                attention, place an
First, determine the            spend on your newsletter.
audience of the newsletter.     These factors will help
                                                                                                interesting sentence
This could be anyone who        determine how frequently
might benefit from the          you publish your newsletter
                                                                                                or quote from the
information it contains, for    and its length. You should
example, employees or           publish your newsletter at                                      story here.”
people interested in            least quarterly so that it’s
purchasing a product or in      considered a consistent
requesting your services.       source of information. Your




Inside Story Headline
You can also research           virtually endless. You can      every issue, for instance, an
articles or find “filler”       include stories that focus on   advice column, a book
articles by accessing the       current technologies or         review, a letter from the
World Wide Web. You can         innovations in your field.      president, or an editorial.
write about a variety of                                        You can also profile new
topics, but try to keep your    You may also want to note       employees or top
articles short.                 business or economic            customers or vendors.
                                trends, or make predictions
Much of the content you         for your customers or           Selecting pictures or
put in your newsletter can      clients.                        graphics is an important
also be used for your Web                                       part of adding content.
site. Microsoft Word offers a   If the newsletter is
simple way to convert your      distributed internally, you
newsletter to a Web             might comment upon new
publication. So, when           procedures or
you’re finished writing your    improvements to the
newsletter, convert it to a     business. Sales figures or
Web site and post it.           earnings will show how your
                                business is growing.
The subject matter that
appears in newsletters is       Some newsletters include a
                                column that is updated
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                         Inside Story Headline
                         The purpose of a newsletter     This could be anyone who        You might consider
                         is to provide specialized       might benefit from the          purchasing a mailing list
                         information to a targeted       information it contains, for    from a company.
                         audience. Newsletters can       example, employees or
                         be a great way to market        people interested in
                         your product or service,        purchasing a product or in
                         and also to create              requesting your services.
“To catch the reader’s
                         credibility and build your
                         organization’s identity         You can compile a mailing
attention, place an
                         among peers, members,           list from business reply
                         employees, or vendors.          cards, customer
interesting sentence
                                                         information sheets, business
                         First, determine the            cards collected at trade
    or quote from the
                         audience of the newsletter.     shows, or membership lists.
    story here.”


                         Inside Story Headline
                         Much of the content you         virtually endless. You can      might comment upon new
                         put in your newsletter can      include stories that focus on   procedures or vendors
                         also be used for your Web       current technologies or         needs.
                         site. Microsoft Word offers a   innovations in your field.
                         simple way to convert your                                      Selecting pictures or
                         newsletter to a Web             You may also want to note       graphics is an important
                         publication. So, when           business or economic            part of adding content to
                         you’re finished writing your    trends, or make predictions     your newsletter.
                         newsletter, convert it to a     for your customers or
                         Web site and post it.           clients.

                         The subject matter that         If the newsletter is
                         appears in newsletters is       distributed internally, you




                         Inside Story Headline
                         Much of the content you         virtually endless. You can      might comment upon new
                         put in your newsletter can      include stories that focus on   procedures or vendors
                         also be used for your Web       current technologies or         needs.
                         site. Microsoft Word offers a   innovations in your field.
                         simple way to convert your                                      Selecting pictures or
                         newsletter to a Web             You may also want to note       graphics is an important
                         publication. So, when           business or economic            part of adding content to
                         you’re finished writing your    trends, or make predictions     your newsletter.
                         newsletter, convert it to a     for your customers or
                         Web site and post it.           clients.

                         The subject matter that         If the newsletter is
                         appears in newsletters is       distributed internally, you
                                                                                                                      7




Inside Story Headline
The purpose of a newsletter   information it contains, for   Next, establish how much
is to provide specialized     example, employees or          time and money you can
information to a targeted     people interested in           spend on your newsletter.
audience. Newsletters can     purchasing a product or in     These factors will help
be a great way to market      requesting your services.      determine how frequently
your product or service,                                     you publish your newsletter
and also to create            You can compile a mailing      and its length. You should
credibility and build your    list from business reply       publish your newsletter at
organization’s identity       cards, customer                least quarterly so that it’s
among peers, members,         information sheets, business   considered a consistent
employees, or vendors.        cards collected at trade       source of information. Your
                              shows, or membership lists.    customers or employees will     “To catch the reader’s
First, determine the          You might consider             look forward to its arrival.
audience of the newsletter.   purchasing a mailing list                                      attention, place an
This could be anyone who      from a company.
might benefit from the                                                                       interesting sentence

                                                                                             or quote from the


Inside Story Headline                                                                        story here.”

In a few words, a headline    headlines include Product      marketing materials, such
should accurately             Wins Industry Award, New       as press releases and
represent the contents of     Product Can Save You           market studies.
the story and draw readers    Time, Membership Drive
into the story. Develop the   Exceeds Goals, and New         While your main goal of
headline before you write     Office Opens Near You.         distributing a newsletter
the story. This way, the                                     might be to sell your
headline will help you keep   One benefit of using your      product or services, the key
the story focused.            newsletter as a promotional    to a successful newsletter is
                              tool is that you can reuse     making it useful to your
Examples of possible          content from other             reader.




Inside Story Headline
The purpose of a newsletter   information it contains, for   Next, establish how much
is to provide specialized     example, employees or          time and money you can
information to a targeted     people interested in           spend on your newsletter.
audience. Newsletters can     purchasing a product or        These factors will help
be a great way to market      requesting your service.       determine how frequently
your product or service,                                     you publish your newsletter
and also to create            You can compile a mailing      and its length. You should
credibility and build your    list from business reply       publish your newsletter at
organization’s identity       cards, customer                least quarterly so that it’s
among peers, members,         information sheets, business   considered a consistent
employees, or vendors.        cards collected at trade       source of information. Your
                              shows, or membership lists.    customers or employees will
First, determine the          You might consider             look forward to its arrival.
audience of the newsletter.   purchasing a mailing list
This could be anyone who      from a company.
might benefit from the
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Company Name
Street Address        Back Page Story Headline
Address 2
City, ST ZIP Code     In a few words, it should        Wins Industry Award, New       releases and market studies.
                      accurately represent the         Product Can Save You Time,
Phone                 contents of the story and        Membership Drive Exceeds       While your main goal of
(503) 555-0125        draw readers into the story.     Goals, and New Office          distributing a newsletter
                      Develop the headline before      Opens Near You.                might be to sell your product
Fax                                                                                   or service, the key to a
                      you write the story. This way,
(503) 555-0127
                      the headline will help you       One benefit of using your      successful newsletter is
E-mail                keep the story focused.          newsletter as a promotional    making it useful to your
someone@example.com                                    tool is that you can reuse     readers.
                      Examples of possible             content from other marketing
                      headlines include Product        materials, such as press

Your Tagline here.

                      About Our Organization
                      Think about your article         Microsoft includes              Once you have chosen an
                      and ask yourself if the          thousands of clip art           image, place it close to the
                      picture supports or              images from which you can       article. Be sure to place the
                      enhances the message             choose, and you can             caption for the image near
                      you’re trying to convey.         import them into your           the image, too.
                      Avoid selecting images           newsletter. There are also
                      that appear to be out of         several tools you can use to
                      context.                         draw shapes and symbols.




                        COMPANY NAME
                        STREET ADDRESS
                        ADDRESS 2
                        CITY, ST ZIP CODE




                                                         CUSTOMER NAME
                                                         STREET ADDRESS
                                                         ADDRESS 2
                                                         CITY, ST ZIP CODE


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