FEBRUARY - MARCH 2016
EDITION No. 2

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Oak Point Management Annual Community Meeting

The annual Oak Point community meeting was held Thursday, January 28, at 6:00 p.m.

Minutes were emailed to all who have an email on file. If you haven’t received the minutes, contact the office. If you were unable to attend the meeting, the minutes will provide you with a recap of what Hometown America has done at Oak Point over the past year and what is in store for 2016.

Red Cross to Hold Blood Drive at Oak Point 

On Monday, February 15, from 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., the Middleboro Kiwanis and Lions Club in conjunction with the American Red Cross and Oak Point will host a winter Blood Drive. There is no age limit to donate blood.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Traditional Irish Dinner and Music of Ireland Show

They say everyone has a touch of Irish in them on St. Patrick’s Day. It is in that spirit that we cordially invite you to celebrate the Magic of Ireland with your Oak Point neighbors on St. Patrick’s Day.

The Magic of Ireland 
Irish Dinner and Show 
Saturday, March 12
6:00 p.m. in the Ballroom 
$15 per person

Help a Friend and Earn a Referral Fee

Is Seasonal Eating Just Plain SMART?

To every thing there is a season.
~ Ecclesiastes 3

Winter grapefruit is sweet, delicious and nutritious.

Welcome Donna Andrews, Our Newest Employee, to Oak Point

Please join us in welcoming Oak Point’s newest staff member, Donna Andrews, community office assistant. You’ll find her in the office, and many of you already know her by name, if not by sight. 

Before coming to Oak Point, Donna worked for two decades as the manager at Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream and worked briefly at a credit union. 

Donna tired of the long commute each day, and when the Oak Point position became available, she jumped on it. 

It’s hard to find Donna and her husband home on the weekends. They enjoy spending time in New Hampshire at their vacation home on the lake. “During the summer, we canoe and fish on the lake. During snow season, we snowmobile on the trails we can access from our development.”

Studio 55+ Brings Back Disco in a Big Way

Studio 55+
Saturday, February 27 
7:00 p.m. in the Ballroom 
$9 per person 
 
Oak Point is bringing disco back in a big way with Studio 55+! Join the biggest disco group of the South Coast, Disco Dream! Featuring guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, sax, trumpet, trombone and both male and female vocalists, the nine-piece band is equipped to amaze with all your favorite dance tunes of the 70s. Muckey’s will provide a cash bar! Join us, and let’s keep the dream alive.

Digital Message Board Adds to Communication Efforts 

In with the New Year and out with the clutter! The corkboard outside Eric Hurt’s office has been officially laid to rest. R.I.P., corkboard. 

A new, state-of-the-art digital message board has taken its place. 

Homeowner Tip of the Month

Maintenance is a very important factor in retaining the value of manufactured homes. Most manufactured homes are designed to make use of small spaces. 

Art Affair a Phenomenal Success

To borrow from a movie title, the first Oak Point Art Affair was an affair to remember. On December 15, over 150 resident art enthusiasts joined members of the Oak Point Art Association in the Ballroom for the gala event to honor the community’s artists in residence. 

Grand Ballroom to Receive Makeover

The Grand Ballroom is the central hub for the social activities program at Oak Point. We’re sure you’d agree that it’s due for a makeover. And, that’s exactly what we have planned. The makeover is scheduled to begin in February.

The entire ballroom will receive a fresh coat of paint in a in a classic Benjamin Moore color, Alpaca. It is soft and classy and will work nicely with the carpet colors and the room divider. The stage will get a new coat of paint along with new stage curtains. The bar area will be painted in an eye-catching accent color, with accent lights installed over the bar.

Michael McPhee

To call Michael McPhee a “maintenance man” barely scratches the surface. He’s more like Oak Point’s resident Renaissance Man. 

His fellow Oak Point team members sing his praises. Eric Hurt, social director, had this to say, “Michael is my go-to-guy on everything from maintenance issues, to [information technology] IT problems, and so much more. To have a co-worker with his breadth of knowledge in so many different areas is invaluable. He’s even given me financial advice on my 401(k)! Michael is a team player and a great guy!” 

Safe Disposal of Unused Drugs

Do you take Lipitor or Paxil? Think not? Think again. We all take them—along with OxyContin, Warfarin, antibiotics galore, Advil and many other drugs. How can this be? Unfortunately, the water supply is teeming with trace chemicals from prescription and over-the-counter medications—medications people flush down the toilet or pour down the drain. Every time you turn on the faucet, a drug cocktail flows from the tap.