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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

The Landings Boat Picnic at Lake Griffin State Park.

These pictures were taken on March 14th at the Landings Boat Picnic at Lake Griffin State Park. Thanks to Mr. Spencer for sending these in!
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Bird's Eye

A bird's eye view of Harbor Hills. Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 24, 2005

The second picture of the Toscano Model

Another view of the Toscano that has been blocked in the Model Park. Posted by Hello

The first picture of the Toscano Model

The concrete block is up on this first Toscano in the model park. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Wine Tasting

A lovely evening was enjoyed by members at the wine tasting. Members exquisitely decorated their own tables; tastefully displaying unique personalities and style.
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The Seville View

Thre great room of this Seville boasts a huge rounded window providing an excellent view of the golf course. Posted by Hello

The Seville gets a roof!

After much anticipation our first Seville has received a roof and it looks great. We have been busy covering all of the special events that have been going on here at Harbor Hills and have not posted construction photos in quite some time. Well brace yourself because while we been having a good time at all of the parties our construction teams have been hard at work; so keep coming back to the blog for more construction photos. Posted by Hello

Monday, March 21, 2005

March 12 Wedding Photo

Harbor Hills Country Club is a beautiful facility to have your special event, whether it is a wedding and reception or other special party. Our terraces offer a panoramic view of Lake Griffin accented by circular stairs with sculpted wrought iron features that lead to the lower terrace. The lower terrace offers an elegantly decorated altar area to accommodate 300 guests. The versatile rooms decorated with brass chandeliers and original artwork offer scenic views of the lake and the golf course. An elegant circular staircase from the lobby provides a grand entrance to the Harbor Room. The mirrored wall adds depth and character to this stately room. The clubhouse can accommodate small or large groups. Be sure to call Terry Cox, Banquet Director, at 352-753-7000 for more information and a tour of the club. Posted by Hello

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Some thoughts from one of our residents about the LGA Invitational we ran this weekend.

Some thoughts from one of our residents about the LGA Invitational we ran this weekend.
I have taken the liberty of posting an email from the Chairman of the event to our General Manager Steve Henne. Tells you a lot about what Harbor Hills is all about.

Thanks for the kudos Max..

"Steve, some thoughts I want to share with you post LGA Invitational. As the chairman of this premier event of the LGA, my primary goal was to present HH as the jewel that it is. I invited 31 clubs to participate and almost all did. I was very proud of the outcome, in large part due to the HH staff. Working with Terry Cox was a pleasure. Her experience and kind nature helped alleviate any anxiety I anticipated in planning the event. Christina (grill room) was incredibly attentive and professional in making sure the continental breakfast was pleasing to the guests, monitoring the area for debris and refilling everything as needed. Executive Chef Richard and Sous Chef James did a wonderful job in presenting the menu I selected. Many commented on the extra touches such as the fancy rolls and the fabulous cookie served with the dessert. Everyone oohed and ahhed at the view as we served punch out on the veranda. And last but not least, the folks in the pro shop from Brady to Barbara and everyone in between couldn't have been more helpful to me during the planning and to the shoppers after the tournament. Russell astounds me at the way he is able to make sense of the chaos outside. He and the cart guys did a wonderful job. I was certainly proud to bring these 128 players together to share our wonderful club. Please pass on my thoughts to your staff."
Max Wood

Friday, March 18, 2005

The Irish have taken over the clubhouse! It was a mad house here for the St Patrick's Day Shamrock Shuffle. Posted by Hello

Ladies Golf Association Invitational

The luck of the Irish was needed at this year's annual LGA Invitational which fell on St. Patrick's Day. This year's event was a tremendous success! Over 120 ladies showed up for a fun filled day of food, golf and even the occasional adult beverage. Posted by Hello

H.A.L.O Future Harbor Hills Residents

The H.AL.O's (Harbor Hills Active Lifestyle Operatives) would like to welcome you as soon-to-be residents of Harbor Hills. We are residents of the community and are anxious to welcome you and help you to feel part of our community - even before you move into your beautiful new home! There is so much we can tell you about all aspects of life here!

On that end, we offer our assistance in making your move to Harbor Hills as smooth as possible and will be in touch with you in the near future. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or suggestion you may have. We would be happy for you to email us (listed below) any time or to call us at the country club between 11:00 am and 3:00pm any day but Thursday (we are all on the golf course on Thursday!!). Just ask to speak to a HALO. We would be happy to share our "insider" knowledge with a future "insider"!

Hope to hear from you soon!

The HALO's

Debbie Bradley bradley475@comcast.net
Pam Vogt vogtview@earthlink.net
Judy Warren exeagle@aol.com

P.S. We are having our picture taken soon and will post it to this blog.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Let's go to the Hop...oh baby...let's go to the Hop!

A message from our Activities Director Jerri Mayer...

As part-time activity director and full-time resident, special events and activities at Harbor Hills are my cup of tea.

In addition to golf, tennis and bridge (the 3 biggies), we have many other offerings, including the Sock Hop we held earlier this year, complete with bobby socks and root beer floats.

Karaoke Night was a blast. No one was "gonged," and we identified several people living here who are actually quite talented. The ladies attempted "We are Family," but decided they were better dancers than singers!

Next month we'll be holding a cooking school with our executive and sous chefs to learn about making simple, yet elegant, cocktail party fare. We also have a Bon Voyage Party planned to say good-bye to friends and neighbors who head north for the summer. So stay tuned.

This is a great place to live. Come join the fun! I know you'll enjoy it!
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Ladies and Gentlemen Presenting your Next American Idol!

Dale Wood wooing the ladies with a love song at Karoke night in the club house. Quite a talented guy. Tom Jones look out Dale is after your job!
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Friday, March 11, 2005

Blog comments? Blog Suggestions? Blog Words of Encouragement?

Email the Harbor Hills Bloggers

Now that we have the blog in full swing here at Harbor Hills we would like to get feedback from you! Have any comments, suggestions, questions? Are you looking for a particular type of information that you would like to see on the Harbor Hills blog? Now you can send the Harbor Hills Bloggers emails and let them know what you think. The email address is listed below and will be permanently located in the links section to the right --->


Thursday, March 10, 2005

Tennis Anyone?

The Harbor Hills Tennis Center hosts many special events and tournaments each year. Below is a listing of upcoming events for the months of March and April:

March 19-20 - Take Stock in Children Tennis Tournament
Please come on out and help raise money for the this annual charity event. Proceeds to the TSIC are matched by the State of Florida for the purchase of 2+2 college scholarships. Please call the club house to inquire on how to particpate and/or make a donation. Please click on the link below for more information on this worthy charity. http://www.takestockinchildren.com/home.jsp

April 9-10 - Junior Spring Championship
Come on out and watch the future Andre Agassi's and Venus Williams of the world participate in this fun and competitive tournament.

April 17-18 - High School District Tournament
They have sacrificed many trips to the movies and to the malls to work on their backhands. Now it is time for them to lay it out on the line for their schools in pursuit of the district championships. Come on out and support these bright young athletes.

In addition to our special events. There are many regularly scheduled activities that take place weekly at the Harbor Hills Tennis Center, including USTA leagues, HHTA events, and Professional Seasonal Programs. We also have a seasoned tennis professional available for Private and Group lessons, as well as a fully equiped Pro Shop. Please inquire with the Harbor Hills Country Club for additional details.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Maybe the Great Room of the Venice should be called something else, like the Very Great Room, or the Spectacular Room. Posted by Hello

Construction crews hard at work on this Venice model home. Posted by Hello

It is a beautiful morning at Harbor Hills. The sun is rising as our construction crews continue preparing the land and forming the streets of Lakeview Village uncovering our spectacular view of Lake Griffin.
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Monday, March 07, 2005

Are you a future resident of Harbor Hills?

We would like to welcome all of you who will be building a home and becoming some of the newest residents of Harbor Hills! We have organized a team of enthusiastic and knowledgable staff members to help guide you through the exciting process of building your home and planning your move to Harbor Hills. You will be contacted on a regular basis by a member of our team who will update you on the status of your home construction, happenings in the community, and the many opportunities that will be afforded to you should you choose to become members of Harbor Hills Country Club. We will put you in contact with established residents who would be glad to tell you about life here at Harbor Hills. Please feel free to ask our team of staff and residents any question you have, no matter how small. Our goal is to insure that you feel at home in your new community. Expect to hear from us soon!

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

This is a first look inside this Castello home. This view is from the living room looking through the arch into the kitchen and out through the recipe windows. (Pst...the cabinets will find their home between the windows allowing light to enter from above and providing a view for you while you prepare your meals.)  Posted by Hello

This Castello home is well on its way! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Are you new to blogging?

Does the word "blog" remind you that you are not a "techie?" Is it just another techno-jargon word that is for a bunch of geeks sitting in their dorm rooms late at night playing X-Box?

Actually, a "blog" is quite simple. It is a web log. Now try saying that quickly 10 times. And there you have it - BLOG. A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger." Blogs are typically updated daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog. So you see, you don't have to be a "techie" or an X-Box fan to be a blogger.

Here at Harbor Hills we have put on our blogging hats to bring you the most up to date and interesting information about Harbor Hills; and it doesn't hurt that we don't need to have a technical background to be a "blogger." You can expect to find "postings" that will contain photos of the construction department's progress as well as other items of interest, such as activities and special events. We will keep a link to this posting on the right hand side of the blog, in the Links section for your future reference.

For now, you may find a link to the Harbor Hills Blog from our web site www.harborhills.com , or you may access it directly at http://harborhills.blogspot.com . In the future we will post another article on a method to have our blog's content delivered directly to your computer. It involves another really technical term, RSS.....hint...it stands for Real Simple Syndication, now that is creative!