CLCC President’s Message

Dear friends and neighbors,

With Thanksgiving come and gone, and Christmas Tree Island all lit up, I’d like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. Kicking the celebrations off recently, the Cedar Lake bar featured the classic rock sounds of “Kevin Compton and The Leftovers.”

The Ladies Auxiliary is holding their annual holiday party and cookie exchange on December 10th at the clubhouse. See details in this Blurb issue. Also, look for information about Cedar Lake Santa sightings in this Blurb. If you like to sing, come join the Cedar Lake carolers on Sunday, December 17th. The group meets at the west side playground and fa la la la la’s their way around the lake to the clubhouse for hot chocolate.

The CLCC board has created a committee to investigate and propose renovation of the clubhouse kitchen. The goal is to make the kitchen more functional and energy efficient. Other recent house improvements include new smart thermostats, new flooring and a fresh paint job in the anti-room off the upstairs bar (where the chairs are stored).

All of the upkeep and maintenance at the clubhouse are the work of board members and volunteers and are paid for by club dues, as well as the money raised through special events, rentals and the bar. So, as club members, we all contribute to these efforts. And for that, we can all be proud.

That said, I hope everyone has an awesome December. And whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope it’s full of love and joy. But remember, for some the holidays can be a tough time, especially if they’ve recently lost a loved one or are going through tough financial times. So, if you know someone like that, I would encourage you to reach out to them and share some holiday spirit. Because like Pa Bailey said in the movie It’s A Wonderful Life: “All you can take with you is that which you’ve given away.”

Peace.

Bob Vidal
CLCC President

Upcoming Events

December

Pancake Breakfast:

Saturday, December 9th

Cookie Swap & Santa Arrival:

Sunday, December 10th

Caroling Around the Lake:

Sunday, December 17th

Santa Visits:

Sunday, December 24th

February

Chili Cook-off/Super Bowl Event:

Sunday, February 4th

Spaghetti Dinner:

Saturday, February 10th

Mardi Gras Party:

Saturday, February 24th

Membership

The Cedar Lake Board of Directors would like to thank all of you who joined the Community Club in 2017. It is not too late to join – we still have some fun events planned for the remainder of the year!

Not a Member of the Community Club?

Click below to join today!

CLPO Update

The warmest of Holiday wishes to all Cedar Lake Property Owners and their families for a safe and joyous Holiday Season and Happy New Year. Enjoy your time with family and friends and may your New Year be filled with lots of happiness, peace, and love.

CLPO Board of Directors

Upcoming Events in the Lake

Cookie Exchange

Date: December 10th

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Clubhouse

Christmas Caroling

Date: December 17th

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: West Side Playground

Santa Visits

Date: December 24th

Time: Evening

Location: Your Home

Cedar Lake Sports

Cedar Lake belongs to a local sports association called Hub Lakes. This includes 11 local lake communities which compete in numerous sports. The lake communities include Lake Arrowhead, Cedar Lake, Estling Lake, Indian Lake, Intervale, Lake Parsippany, Mountain Lakes, Rainbow Lakes, Rock Ridge Lake, Lake Valhalla and White Meadow Lake. The rivalry between these lakes has lasted for years and provides a lot of excitement and fun.

The sports and coaches for Cedar Lake are listed below. Some teams are for adults, some for children, some for men, some for women, and some co-ed. If you are a Community Club member you are eligible to play on these teams. You don’t have to be an athlete; this is for average people who just want to socialize, have fun, and get some exercise. To get involved contact the coach of the sport you’re interested in or the CLCC Sports Chairman Mike Fallon at (973) 627-2510.

Sport

Bowling

Darts

Diving

Men’s Golf

Women’s Golf

Men’s Horseshoes

Women’s Horseshoes

Men’s Softball

Women’s Softball

Swimming

Swimming

Tennis

Track

Co-Ed Volleyball

Men’s Volleyball

Women’s Volleyball

Coach

Brian McCann

Dave Luer

Meghan Steudler

George Strother

Beth McNichol

Gary Petrillo

Karin Jackson

John Marconi

Hope Zimmerman

John Smith

Adam Gibbons

Gerry Boyer

Kim Luer

Carrine Mackey

Sean Mackey

Carrine Mackey

Please consider becoming a Hub Lakes Booster; show your Cedar Lake spirit and cheer your team to victory! For only $15, your message will be displayed prominently on the Hub Lakes Boosters page. For more information, contact Mike Fallon at (973) 627-2510.

Members Bulletin Board

As a benefit to all CLCC members, The Blurb will include this Members Bulletin Board. Any member may submit items to be posted. This is a great way to keep your neighbors informed. For sale, for rent, garage sales, babysitting services, birthday wishes, and other announcements can be submitted. All submissions are due by the 25th of the month to be included in the following month’s issue of The Blurb. The size of notices will be dictated by available space and may be subject to editing. This space is reserved for non-commercial notices. Please send all notices to theblurb@cedarlakecc.com.

Come Bowl With Us!

The Riverview PTA Women’s Bowling League will be starting a new season in September. Founded in 1975, it is a fun and social league for women of ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS. We have members that are new to the league as well as those that have been involved since the league began, but we need more. Please join this FUN-tastic league. 

It is okay if you have never bowled before. You do NOT have to be a member of the PTA, nor do you have to have children in the school.  Just come out for a great time. With more bowlers, new teams will be added in September.

If you are interested but not sure you can make the commitment for the whole school year, please join us as a substitute. AS A SUB, YOU CAN BOWL FOR FREE. You also have the flexibility of bowling only when you choose. Just pay the one-time Sanction Fee, and the bowling is free.

We bowl on Thursday mornings at 9:00 AM at Boonton Lanes.

We do NOT bowl on any school holidays or school closings.

We bowl at 11:00 AM when there is a delayed opening. 

The league runs from September thru May.

If you are interested in joining us, please call Theresa McGinley at 973-879-4325Or, email us at ptabowling@optonline.net.

Like us on Facebook.

Babysitting & Pet Care

We are the dynamic duo high school sister team who does dog walking, pet sitting, and baby sitting. We are experienced in both areas and Red Cross certified. Please call us if you need any of these services. We promise we won’t let you or your pets down! Our number is (973) 668-9491 or (973) 975-8901.

–Emma and Mollie

Bartenders Wanted

Want to serve your fellow man?
Join the Cedar Lake Bartending Team!

Contact Matt Miner at bar@cedarlakecc.com for more information.

Firewood For Sale

50 pieces for $20, delivered.
Contact Gil Collins at (973) 625-0108.

Propane Tank For Sale

For sale: 40 lb. propane tank, $65. Already purged and ready to go. Never been outside. Call (973) 625-0108.

Lakefront Home For Sale

Neighbors, we have decided to put our home on the market this coming spring. Text or call me if you or someone you know is interested in a unique opportunity to own a five bedroom lakefront house with 3,400 square feet. You can see see photos of it at zillow.com (search for 130 Cedar Lake West).
Ninety percent of the house is all-new construction, including all new electrical, plumbing, insulation, roof, kitchen, bathrooms, etc. The kitchen is oversized and has custom solid cherry cabinets and a 9’x4′ granite center island. The dining room is very large and has panoramic view of the lake with large floor-to-ceiling windows. The living room is very large and has a beautiful stone walk-around fireplace with a large wood burning stove insert. The rec room is large and can easily fit a pool table, ping pong table, etc. All five bedrooms are large, and four of the five bedrooms have a lakefront view. The master bedroom has a cathedral ceiling, lakefront view, large walk-in closet and full bath room.
There is a newly built deck with maintenance-free high-end Trex and railings. The deck is extremely large and overlooks the entire lake. There is a large walk-out basement and a large walk-up attic with an 8′ ceiling.
Includes private parking for 7 cars, and public water and sewer. Also included are 5 kayaks and 2 rowboats.
Call or text me at 973-417-9526 if you would like to see it in advance of it going on the market in the spring. Serious inquiries only. Thank you!
-Joe Ryerson

Shop and Support the CLCC

Are you an online shopper? Did you know that your online purchases can help the Cedar Lake Community Club?

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Join today for an instant $5 donation to the CLCC. Raise a penny per search at www.iGive.com! Why not raise money every time you search the web? Try iGive’s search engine and enjoy free, easy fundraising for a good cause.

Holiday Express

Friends in Cedar Lake,

The CLLA is supporting Holiday Express this year, specifically a non-profit center called DAWNcil which is located right here in Denville, NJ.

Let me begin by explaining who Holiday Express is!

Now in its 25th season, Holiday Express is a traveling holiday party. This year alone, they will present 100 parties between November 6th and Christmas Eve. At each event, the Holiday Express volunteer musicians along with several dozen support staff, participate in providing fun to adults and children in need, including veterans, the mentally and physically challenged, individuals in addiction and recovery programs, the isolated and the homeless.

The Holiday Express mission is to deliver music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year.

One organization that Holiday Express paired up with this year is DAWNcil. http://dawncil.org/

As a Center for Independent Living, their four core services are advocacy, information and referral, peer support, and independent living skills training. Their other wide range of services include employment, recreational activities for adults, youth and young adults.

Having a location right here in Denville allowed me to participate in my first Holiday Express party, as well be a giving partner for this holiday season.

Their event was held Saturday, December 2.

I was told that all I needed to do is experience one event to see the power of this organization…well they were right! Joe and I volunteered to help put on an awesome holiday party for the DAWNcil young adults and families.  To see the smiles on their faces just by us giving time (and dancing!), well it made us want to do more.

We want to support DAWNcil in their giving partner requests.  Our goal is to be able to purchase the karaoke machine and with your generosity, have Cedar Lake be a giving partner.  Monetary donations can be made in cash, or check made out to the Cedar Lake Ladies Auxiliary or through PayPal cedarlakeladies@gmail.com.

Cash or checks can be dropped off to me at 69 Watchtower Road.

Due Date: 12/20/17.

http://holidayexpress.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-G-P-SPREADSHEET-11.26.17.pdf 

I have included links to both Holiday Express and DAWNcil if you would like to read more about them. Or…if you see me or Joe in passing and are interested in our experiences so far, feel free to ask! 

Sincerely,

Jenn Hologounis, CLLA Treasurer

December Birthdays & Anniversaries!

Birthdays

6th – Jeff Eggert Jr.
6th – Wendy Dillman
11th – David Encarnacion
14th – Kati Eggert
15th – Jeff Eggert Sr.
15th – Tom Leto
17th – Jon Sabel
21st – Casey Russo
21st – Michele Watson
23rd – Tiana Ulversoy
28th – Bev Eggert
28th – Billy Nowicky Jr.
30th – Craig Clark

Anniversaries

20th – Ailsa and Geoff Clarke
29th – Pat and George Strother

Need to add a birthday or anniversary to the list? Please contact theblurb@cedarlakecc.com.

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