Our tennis courts are getting a facelift! Over the next few weeks the three north courts (woods) are being completely refurbished, and pickleball inset lines will be added to each court. The south tennis courts (near basketball) will be temporarily converted to parking, both to address ongoing parking issues at nearby residences and to mitigate temporary closure of the old Craft Shop's dirt lot. Overhead lights will also be repaired, fences fixed, and vegetation cut back from the playing areas. The long-term future of the south courts will be determined later.
Pinelands approvals are in! Temporary fencing will be installed around the construction site (including the playground and dirt parking areas for staging), hopefully work will start around Memorial Day and be completed by early fall. You can monitor updates on Facebook - link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1899509530274990/.
UPGRADE TO BROOKS PLAYGROUND
The Colony will be integrating a new toddler & children's playground with the Craft Pavilion. The playground will have a variety of exercise items, slides and swing sets.
UPGRADE TO BEACH VOLLEYBALL COURT
The MLAA will be upgrading lights at Beach Three around Memorial Day. With 24 co-ed adult teams starting play next week, the league has never been stronger. Good luck to all!
UPGRADE TO VAUGHAN HALL BASKETBALL COURT
The MLAA will be stripping and refinishing the Vaughan basketball court after Summer Camp is completed. Look for a great new playing surface next season!
The Colony's new ability to accept credit card payments for annual dues is working great, please call 609-654-7747 or stop in the office to take advantage of this.
SUMMER CAMP ONLINE REGISTRATION
The Colony's new system for online Camp Registration is working great, please visit www.mlaasports.com to register your child.
The Colony Board would like to recognize the work of previous boards, our auxiliaries and office staff that worked together to bring the above improvements to fruition. Your Board is also working through the early stages of new projects that should become reality in the near future. These include improvements to drainage at Brooks softball/soccer fields, upgrades to the Nokomis playground and better access to Jackson Park, to name a few. Some of these larger issues have been around for decades, so we ask for your patience as we try to work through them. In the meantime, have an idea or suggestion? Let us know! email@example.com
To all Colonists we say THANK YOU for your support, volunteerism, charitable donations, and commitment to timely dues payments. Together we will continue enhancing our quality of life in the Lakes!
The Medford Lakes Colony office is located in Demby Annex.
Demby Annex is in the back of Vaughan Community House.
Office hours Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed for an hour during lunch)
CRAFT PAVILION GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! What better present for that long-time Laker in your family than to honor them with a donation in their name! ANY CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT will get you a Gift Cert! Just call the Colony office at 609-654-7747 and we'll get you one. THANK YOU!
Our Board of Directors (all volunteers) for 2016:
President, Kent Hardwick,
Vice President of Finance: Bob DuBois,
Vice President of Property: Dennis O'Neill,
Vice President of Recreation: Angela McCrum,
Vice President of Social Activities: Rachael Urban,
Treasurer: Dave Karbasian,
Recording Secretary: Brent Blanchard,
Financial Secretary: Kathy Canum,
Immediate Past President: Kristen Farr.
Bob Johnson, Marcus Gaysek, Mary Ann Meehan, Deidre Kempf, Steve Warren, Greg Coolidge, TJ Jedwabney, Ed Abert, and John Tursi