StrawBerry Ridge is an adult, gated community located in Valrico, FL. There are 867 homes in the Ridge. The community boasts indoor and outdoor pools, spas, a state-of-the arts Fitness Center, Activity Center, and Clubhouse. There is a tennis/pickleball court, a shuffleboard court, a ceramics shop and a woodshop. In addition to all the various activities, there is also a library and billiards room on premises. StrawBerry Ridge has so much to offer. Why would you want to live anywhere else!

AERIAL VIEW OF STRAWBERRY RIDGE

.... DON'T FORGET THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND RAFFLE ON SATURDAY!.....

EVENTS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26th

Sunday, February 26th


Travel Club Trip
Bus leaves AC at 3:30PM


Monday, February 27th




Tuesday, February 28th




Wednesday, March 1st



5:00PM to 6:30PM
$6 


Thursday, March 2nd




Friday, March 3rd



Saturday, March 4th

Coffee Hour hosted by CERT



Travel Club Trip
Bus leaves AC at 9:30AM


SRHA Annual Meeting & Elections
approx. 10AM after Coffee Hour
If you are unable to attend, be sure that
you send a proxy so that they get a quorum!


******


In addition, there are many activities/events that take place every week, and there is also a nice library, puzzle closet, etc. for your use. Don't forget the Fitness Center, Wood Shop, and Ceramics Shop and the pools. Please check the SR CALENDAR (link below) on the Blog for additional information. Check the Toppings, the Blogs, Bulletin Boards, and the Community Channel for more info. 

ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY! 

EVENTS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19th


Saturday, February 25th




In addition, there are many activities/events that take place every week, and there is also a nice library, puzzle closet, etc. for your use. Don't forget the Fitness Center, Wood Shop, and Ceramics Shop and the pools. Please check the SR CALENDAR (link below) on the Blog for additional information. Check the Toppings, the Blogs, Bulletin Boards, and the Community Channel for more info. 

ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY! 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST & RAFFLE 2/25





Strawberry Ridge Homeowner’s Association
February 16th, Vendor Fair


We had a total of 43 Vendors this year, and I think everyone who came got some good information. We are already starting to work on the vendor fair for 2018.
I want to thank everyone who helped with the setting up of the room on Wednesday night before the fair. Of course, all the thanks once again for those who help resetting the room after the fair. It is so true when you say “many hands make for light work”, and that’s how we get things done. I want to thank Cheryl Gaudy and Ellen Barbella for the beautiful job they did in cleaning.

I want to give a special Thank You to Fred Lumpkins. He moved all the furniture up onto the stage Wednesday morning for us. How he did it by himself is beyond me.

The SRHA Needs your Feedback!


Strawberry Ridge Homeowner’s Association
February 18th, Pizza Party Results



We had Lonnie of Make & Bake out of St. Petersburg making our pizzas and the dessert pizzas. We also had fresh salad. Lonnie kept up with everybody’s request for the different pizzas. When it came time for the dessert pizza, again he kept up with the requests.


We sold a total of 69 tickets but only 64 people showed up. Sorry that 5 people missed out. Wasn’t a bad turnout for the first time doing this. I think everyone enjoyed themselves, and no one went away hungry.



We are thinking about having an omelet breakfast and again Lonnie will make them to order right in front of you. What do you think? Let anyone of the SRHA how you feel about this.

NEED A NOTARY??


NEW SRHA OFFICE HOURS

ST. PATTY’S PARTY
PARTY WITH CLIFF RITCHIE
SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH
7 PM TO 11 PM
Rose Panella - 918-0126



Tickets are now on sale at the Strawberry Ridge Homeowner’s Association office located at the Activity Center every Monday and Wednesday starting February 20th thru March 15th. I will be there from 10 AM to 1 PM. The tickets are $10.00 each in advance or $12.00 at the door. Set-ups and snacks are provided. If you want to reserve a table, you must pay for all 8 tickets at the time of the reservation. If you can’t get to the office, please call me and I will bring the tickets to you.

MEET THE CANDIDATES


The SRHA Election for Board Members takes place on Saturday, March 4th.  Let's take this opportunity to meet the candidates.
https://strawberryridgehomeownersassociation.blogspot.com/2017/02/candidates-for-srha-board-of-directors.html

CHANGES AT FRONT GATE OF STRAWBERRY RIDGE

SEE FDOT LETTER BELOW POST!


If you are at the front entrance at 60 and Strawberry Ridge Blvd and want to make a left hand turn, you will soon not be able to do so. As per a letter from the FDOT, they will be modifying the front entrance. We will not be able to tell you at this time when that will be. This is just informational at this time. More info when received....

Thank you
 Terri Passaro
General Manager Strawberry Ridge



VENDORS LIST


A list of vendors and services available for your convenience is posted on the sidebar of this blog. Please feel free to call anyone on the list for your particular needs.  You will find it at https://strawberryridge.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_7.html

STRAWBERRY RIDGE PHONE DIRECTORY



STRAWBERRY RIDGE RESIDENT DIRECTORY
ROSE PANELLA


As many of you know, I have now taken over the phone directory. Please check the directory to see if all the information regarding you is correct. If there are any changes, please e-mail the changes. If your e-mail address is not listed and you would like it listed in the 2018 directory, please give me that information too.  

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR SRHA

Calling all volunteers!
by Dee Costoso

 The year 2017 is off to a busy start. The HOA already has had two events. The New Years Eve Dance and FLOW.  We have more events planned, but we need the help of our residents.  2017 holds a new beginning for the Ridge. That is why I will be starting a Volunteer Committee.  Anyone wanting to participate, can contact me at dcostoso@gmail.com.  There will also be sign-up sheets posted at the activity center by the SRHA office and the bulletin board in the club house. Help make 2017 a successful year at the Ridge!

FEBRUARY NEWCOMERS



WELCOME TO STRAWBERRY RIDGE!

Sandra C. Letizio
 506 Strawberry Ridge Blvd
 From Florida

Linda Wren 
3511 Zephyr Lane
 From Florida 

Deborah Harn David Shelton
 401 Box Car Way
 From Florida

 Leah Griffin
 3511 Cranberry Knoll
 From Florida

Carol Gore
 Stephen Cavanaugh
 103 Strawberry Junction Lane
 From Florida

FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES



2-04-1957
Harry & Linda Brown

2-08-1980
Arthur & Mary Ball

2-14-2013
Paul & Kathy Bergen

2-26-1966
Don & Joyce Gugel

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS




 2  Gef Smock
 2  Sylvia Haywood
 3  Bill Ansbro
 5  Joan Ashworth
 6  Betty Sammon
 6  Michael Adams
 7  Dan Deeds
 7  Diana Buster
 7  Karin Prather
10 James Pledger
10 Ron Bailey
11 Betty Ferrell
14 Gina McLaughlin
21 Russ Wuerth
28 Jean Garland
28 Alcine O’Toole
28 Elaine Lancaster
PLASTIC BAGS FOR DOGGIE CLEANUP
 by Barb Purvis 813 785-8040

Millions of TONS of plastic go into landfills every year. It lasts an indefinite number of years before biodegrading, if ever. The least we can do is reuse some of it. Residents have been faithfully saving the plastic newspaper sleeves for dog owners to use. They are easy to use. Check for holes, tie a knot in the bottom, and stuff about 5 in your little container. A large empty Kleenex box makes a neat holder for 30-40 bags. Rather than purchasing new bags, please call me for a generous supply. Give it a try. What do you have to lose?

SEE THE LATEST AT THE R.A.C. BLOG!

To see the latest info from the R.A.C. group, including the meeting minutes from 1/24/17, go to 




SRHA MEMBERSHIP







STRAWBERRY RIDGE
 HOMEOWNER’S MEMBERSHIP
By Rose Panella
813-918-0126
As of April 1st we have started a new year for the membership in the Homeowner’s Association. This is the time to join. A one-year membership goes from April 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2017 and the cost is $6.00. If you want to join for three years, your membership will go from April 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2019 and the cost is $15.00. I have posted on the indoor and outdoor bulletin boards a list of people whose membership expired as of 3/31/16. If you’re not sure, please call me and I will let you know if you do. If you do renew or want to join, at the Activity Center, there is a bulletin board just left of the SRHA Office and a folder with blank application to join. Yes, even if you are renewing your membership, a new form needs to be completed. Again, if you have any questions, please contact me.

ELECTRONIC BULLETIN BOARD BLOG!

Have you ever wished there would be an easier way  to get help when you have an item for sale, are looking to buy, or need some help?  What if you lost or found an item?  Are you looking for a way to offer your services to other residents?  Check out the STRAWBERRY RIDGE ELECTRONIC BULLETIN BOARD at http://strawberryridgebulletinboard.blogspot.com/

Just click on COMMENTS below each category to see what has been posted or to add your own items. Your comment will be sent for approval and posted shortly after that.  Check regularly so as not to miss things!

SRHA SPONSORED TRIP


The SRHA is sponsoring a trip to KEY WEST leaving on Sunday, March 5, and returning Tuesday, March 7....3 days/2nights/3 meals.... The cost of the trip is $337/double or $441/single and includes transportation, hotel accommodations, and gratuities.

Miami Bayside -- enjoy shopping and the many eateries.  Embark on The Millionaire Cruise aboard the Island Queen.

Holiday Everglades -- enjoy life in the fast lane with a deluxe airboat ride as seen on tv show  with the Gator Boys.

Key West -- explore Key West on your own.  Visit the renowned Sloppy Joes.  Shop the shops of Duval Street.  Awe at the fine art of Wyland's Art Gallery.  Don't forget to try their famous key lime pie.  Experience Key West's beautiful sunset celebration.

If interested or for more details, contact Special Events Chairperson, Peggy Swaverly, at 813-651-1696.