Twas the night before Christmas...
Well, not really, but it feels like it is as I sit here stressing over the things that need to be done in the next four weeks!The weather has certainly done a good job of preparing itself for the festive season as I look out the window only to see our first snowfall. I’m sure it will be gone by tomorrow but it definitely has put a damper on my decorating! For those of you who know me, I love to decorate the exterior of my house but for some reason this year, my pumpkins have overstayed their welcome....
On December 15th, Christmas Caravan will be “dashing through the snow” down the streets of Markland so don’t forget to have your non-perishable food or gently used clothing ready for Santa’s elves. Want to be an elf? The more the merrier. Meet us at the Markland Plaza at 8:45 a.m. that morning and join the parade of volunteers that make this day possible year after year.
It was a great pleasure to have Councillor Peter Leon (Councillor, Ward 3, Etobicoke Centre) attend our November 4th Board Meeting to introduce himself to our Board and its members. He gave a brief introduction about himself and spoke in general terms about the 240 Markland Drive proposal. Councillor Leon understands that the community has been very concerned about the overall impact on our neighbourhood and he assured us that the City would not move forward on any proposal, independently.
Our Membership Drive has now come to an end. If you have paid your $20, thank you. If you haven’t yet paid, please drop it off to the Director collecting your route or do not hesitate to bring it to me directly. Also, you may cut out the section on page 10 and mail in your payment. Cheques should be made payable to MWHA.
Markland Watch was created over a year ago and I would like to share a story with all of you. Back in October, Markland Watch received an email from a resident who found a bike on their property. About a week later, another resident emailed Markland Watch about a bike having been stolen from their garage. After several more emails back and forth, we realized this was the stolen bike. The bike has now been reunited with its owner. Although this program is not going to stop the thefts or vandalism or various incidents that occur in our neighbourhood, at the very least it is doing exactly what it is called: we are “watching” out for each other and making ourselves aware of situations. Keep reporting to Markland Watch to keep us informed but most importantly, report EVERYTHING to the police.
Merry Christmas dear neighbours, from my home to yours....Until 2014.
Anna Schaefer, President
Markland Wood Homeowners Association