Happy Holidays Maple Ridge!
Happy Holidays Neighbors,
We have a lot going on in Maple Ridge this month! The community entrance makeover is underway with new landscaping going in at Suwanee Creek, a lot of clearing out at South Scales and painting of the brick columns. Soon column lights will be installed and within 6 to 8 weeks metal fencing between the columns will be installed which will hold the newly fabricated signs! You can see a mockup of the new signs in the Board Update originally published in the November Newsletter. In that update you can also read about many important home value related initiatives in the works right now including the transition to a permanent membership HOA and rental capacity limitations.
We also have a new City Championship Tennis team in Maple Ridge! Read about that great accomplishment in the Shout Out section!
Lastly, we turned up our house and yard decorating a couple notches in October when celebrating Halloween! Let's do the same this month and Light up Maple Ridge! We will make it a contest, because that is fun, and award the top decorated homes with prizes. Whether you go big or small with your decorating, let's light up Maple Ridge and spread the joy this holiday season! The social committee will pick the winners on December 20th and we will share the pictures in the next newsletter!
We hope you enjoy the December edition of the Maple Ridge Newsletter!
Maple Ridge Homeowners Association
Update from the HOA Board
Exciting Changes are Coming Soon!
Read about all of the important and exciting projects that the Maple Ridge Board is working on from our current home owners association president, Colleen Kingery.
[Read the Update] (Originally Published in the November Newsletter)
Community Wide Meeting
Postponed to Early 2021
The board has decided to postpone the tentatively scheduled December community meeting to early 2021 to ensure we are fully ready to roll out next steps in the transition to a permanent member status. For more information on the transition and other exciting improvements, please read the HOA Update!
Happy Birthday to those celebrating in December!
Branch out and Stay Connected
Light Up Maple Ridge!
Holiday Decoration Contest!
Let's spread some extra joy this holiday season and Light up Maple Ridge! The top decorated homes will receive prizes, yard signs and announced in the January Newsletter! Winners will be selected by the Social Committee on December 20th!
Through a Child Eyes - Inflatables, characters, music, anything to make the kids “ooh” and “ahh”
Clark Griswold (Christmas Vacation) - Full throttle lights and festive decorations
Maple Ridge Masterpiece - Overall grand prize winner
Friday, December 4th at 5:25 - Suwanee Creek/Eryn
Santa is bringing his sleigh on a tour of Suwanee neighborhoods to wave to his socially distanced friends and welcome the holiday season to our community. Santa's elves will also be on-hand to collect letters to Santa from all the good little boys and girls of Suwanee. Need to get back on the Nice List? The elves will be collecting canned food for the North Gwinnett Co-Op as well.
Santa will pass by the Suwanee Creek entrance of Maple Ridge at approximately 5:25.
Maple Ridge Shout Outs!
Recognizing those that make Maple Ridge a great community!
Maple Ridge Wins City Championship!
Congratulations Senior Women's Tennis
Maple Ridges' Senior Women's Tennis Team, captained by Sharon Newkam has accomplished an amazing feat in winning the ALTA City Championships! Maple Ridge hosted the championship matches on 11/9 and won 2 of the 3 championship matches to win it all! Congratulations Maple Ridge Tennis! [Enlarge Picture]
Thank you Volunteers!
Landscaping Taking Place at Both Entrances
Thank you volunteers for assisting in the entrance makeover that is taking place now! The Simonton's, The Briley's, Barbara Kinney, The McMullan's, Tom Kingery, Brett Kersh, Larry Newkam, Will Feaster and Chris Bozzone![Enlarge Picture]
Community Event and Sports Recaps
Movie Night in Maple Ridge
Pictures from Movie Night in Maple Ridge
Entrance Landscaping Day
Suwanee Creek Entrance Landscaping Day
Maple Ridge Sports!
Stay Active, Compete and have fun with your Neighbors!
Maple Ridge Mantarays Swim Team
The Mantarays weren't able compete this year but were able to keep some normalcy with small group sessions with coaches and teammates. Look for the Mantarays again in the spring of 2021 and for more information on the team and how your child can get involved, please visit https://www.mapleridgeswimteam.com/
Maple Ridge Tennis
Maple Ridge Tennis teams compete all year with Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter seasons. If you are interested in joining the team, even if you just want to practice with the team, please contact us and we will have a team captain reach out to you!
Maple Ridgemen Softball Team
The Maple Ridgemen Softball Team is a fun, semi-competitive team playing in the Gwinnett County Softball League at George Pierce Park. The Ridgemen play in the Spring and Fall seasons. For more information on joining the team, please contact the HOA and the team manager will reach out to you!