Sturbridge Lakes 5K run/1 Mile walk is Saturday April 28

Information and sign up for the 5K run/1 Mile walk here

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Egg Hunt

The Egg Hunt was a great success. Held under sunny skies and with moderate temperatures, the children hunted the eggs with great delight.
Event pictures are here:

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Egg Hunt tomorrow

The Egg Hunt starts promptly at 11 so be there at least a few minutes early to get set up. The groups are Toddlers, Age 3+4, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. Each group goes separately so that parents with children in more than one group will have the opportunity to see each group go.
See you there.

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The Spring Egg Hunt is this Saturday at 11am at the ballfield

The Spring Egg Hunt is this Saturday at 11am at the ballfield.

Here is the flyer:

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Lake Lowering

This year we will be lowering lakes #3 (Foxview) and #5 (Tenby). We have NJDEP permits to lower the lakes in April. The lakes will be lowered as early as possible in April, depending on the weather. Please plan any clean up activities on this time schedule.

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Sturbridge Lakes email list

If you are reading the web site and not on the Sturbridge Lakes email list, you should sign up to get the latest news and information about Sturbridge Lakes and Sturbridge Lakes events.
Just email with your email address and physical address.

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Egg Hunt moving to rain/snow date of Saturday, March 31

The ball field is snow covered right now and isn’t useable for the egg hunt There is warmer weather ahead and the snow should be melted and the field dried off by the 31st.
We will update the situation as it progresses. Thank you for your patience.

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Voorhees Trash Notice

Advisory – Voorhees residents with Friday trash/recycling collection should put cans out on Friday for Saturday collection due to the snow storm yesterday.

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Spring Egg Hunt is March 24th

The Spring Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 with a Rain/Snow Date of March 31.

Here is the information flyer:

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SLA Trustees meeting/Kettle Run DIscussion

Dear Sturbridge Lakes Homeowners:

The postponed meeting about hunting and possible development on land adjoining Sturbridge Lakes will be Wednesday, March 14 at 730 PM in the Signal Hill School cafeteria.

Township representatives, including committee members and a police department representative will attend.

Because our meetings are usually for members only, SLA will host an open public meeting for 90 minutes starting at 730 PM.
I will open the meeting, then give time to all township representatives, then ask for comments and questions from all in attendance.

At 9 PM or so, we will close the meeting to non residents and return to our normal SLA agenda.

A reporter from the Philadelphia Inquirer has asked to be present. They are planning a report on land use issues for the Sunday Inquirer.

This is a first meeting to share information and to hear the township’s suggestions.
There will be two main issues tonight:

1 The hunting club and residents’ concerns about hunting regulations and safety. The hunting property touches Sturbridge Lakes at Chasemoor Drive, along Antietam Road, and also may adjoin our common ground at battery Hill Park.
Hunters have been using our streets to park and to access the property.
2. Possible future development issues.
Development of the property would present us with further issues, including traffic and loss of natural environment.

I’ve spoken with one of the principals of the hunting group. He demonstrated a level of experience and professionalism about conservation principles. We all respect private property rights and the rights of outdoorspeople.

Nonetheless, we need to be a well-informed community. The hunting association apparently is run by individuals who do work for a major developer. The land is owned by one of the developer’s companies. Questions arise as to why the property has been dedicated to hunting at this time. This may coincide with information we are receiving regarding a major housing development planned for the property.

The property has been used by the public for all sorts of recreation for many years. It certainly appears these folks were “trespassing” on private property, and we must respect property rights.

It’s also true this property is part of the Pinelands and its use and development may be controlled to some degree by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.

To the north of this property are the headwaters of the Black Run river protected by the Black Run Preserve. Recreation also takes place there and over the years has spilled over into the property to the South.

I’m listing all these circumstances as background information. We need to obtain information and see what protections we can seek for now and in the future.

Thanks to all of the residents and township officials who took the lead on this. Hope to see you at tonight’s meeting.

Edward Ferruggia, President SLA Board of Trustees

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