Fox Point Update: August 2022 Edition
- On August 4, 2022
By Abe Ryder | Email
Greetings Fox Point Neighbors,
Congratulations to the Fox Point Dolphins swim team who placed third at the North Shore Conference Team Championship this year at Lake Forest on July 19th. This result ties Fox Point’s best outing in recent memory. We are extremely proud of our neighborhood swimmers! Let’s have another great showing next year and see if we can have more of our neighborhood kids go out for the swim team and represent Fox Point. Thank you to our swim coaches for all of the encouragement and confidence building of our swimmers AND thank you to our volunteer Swim Committee comprised of Tori Sivaris (Chair), Kristin Cannon, Jen Fleming, Jen Livingston, Jenny Postma, and Tiffany Seeley-Brown for continuing to build upon our rich tradition of Fox Point Dolphins. You make it possible!
Volunteers, like our Swim Committee, are so important to enhancing and creating community. Nearly every day I am reminded of the service to others that someone in Fox Point did for someone else, the neighborhood, Barrington, our country, and beyond. Some examples in Fox Point are our self-managed Homeowners Association Board members Tim Gall, Kyle Powal, and Jay Roberts patching the pothole at our pool parking lot for a mere fraction of the cost of having it filled by a vendor. And in one afternoon, Kyle Powal, Butch Hanson, and Tom Kloss at moment’s notice cut up a fallen tree that was blocking our creek. These and other activities have helped save Fox Point homeowners thousands of dollars vs. outsourcing these projects to vendors. What’s more, is that many of us in the neighborhood serve on various Boards and volunteer at our schools, churches, and the multitude of youth organizations in the area. You seem to always find a Fox Pointer in some type of leadership position to serve others. That is definitely a source of pride for all of us! As we get into the fall and start of the school year, please take note of our rich tradition of service, and continue to serve others.
The Board decided at the July meeting to once again hold our August meeting at the pool. As always, we welcome attendees at our monthly board meetings. We will be meeting at the Fox Point pool on August 15th @ 7 pm. Please attend. We welcome ideas, suggestions, and feedback as we all have a vested interest in this community we call home.
All the best.
Safety & Welfare
By Bill Graff | Email
Happy August to all my Fox Point Neighbors! As I’m writing this article, we are getting our college son ready to go back to school. Many trips to Deer Park later, we are almost there, I’m sure many of you are doing the same! As we all lean into the fall, and Back to School, I wanted to remind everyone of the FP rules for drop off, and pick up, of our most treasured FP neighbors; our children! Remember, Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM and from 2:15 PM to 4:15 PM there is no parking, stopping, or standing on school days on Oak Ridge Circle. There are SEVERAL signs that remind those doing drop-off and pick-up about this important rule! In addition, please remind your children to use the walking path on Oak Ridge Circle as noted by the white paint on the road. (Soon the paint will be brighter once the Village completes this project). This important step of preparation for the Back to School season will keep our children safe and sound this school year! Enjoy these last days of summer, and here is to a wonderful fall!
By Rena Slovick | Email
Thank you to Joie Connors, Andrea Goldstein, & Jen Flemming who organized and helped out during our 4th of July Pool Games! The weather held out just long enough for a visit from the Kona Ice Truck. Thank you again, ladies!
Grab your pens, everyone! We’ve got activities!!
Corks on the Courts – August 18th
Join us for One Last Ladies Night Before School Starts! Please sign up under your appropriate tennis level. This event will be BYOB and more details will follow with line-ups and snacks!
Fox Point Campout – August 20th
Grab your camping gear and join your neighbors for a campout on Lake Louise! We will hang near the Boat Docks while tents will be set up in Lot C. The cost is $60 per Fox Point Family and this includes hot dogs, s’mores, coffee, and donuts.
Additionally, Martin’s Taco Truck will be on site from 4:30 – 7:30 pm! If you would like to participate there is an EXTRA COST. $14 per adult & $7 per child (10 and under) gets you all you can eat Tacos & Quesadillas!
RSVP here by August 10. Questions? Contact Mike Dimucci, Horace Seely-Brown, or Mark Trandel because I don’t do the outdoors.
Fox Point Garage Sale – September 10th
The Fox Point Annual Garage Sale will be Saturday, September 10th, 2021 from 9 am – 3 pm. Please fill out the following form and email a copy to Susan Elder at email@example.com if you wish to participate!
Please reach out to either Mark Villalovos or Christine Algard with any questions!
Fox Point Golf Outing – October 8th
Grab your favorite foursome for the Fox Point Golf Outing. We will once again be teeing off from Palatine Hills beginning at 12:30 pm! 18 holes, 9 holes, & dinner-only options are all available. Your registration includes golf, a cart, range balls, & prizes! There will be prizes for Best Dressed this year! Dinner Details are still in the works – stay tuned. Sign Up Here!
By Mark Villalovos | Email
August is here and it’s the perfect month to…clean your garage?! YES! Because the annual Fox Point Community Garage Sale will be Saturday, September 10th – mark your calendars! This is the day hundreds of cars will be driving around our neighborhood looking for great deals on the stuff you no longer need. This event will be advertised on Facebook, NextDoor, five major Garage Sale websites, and on Craig’s List. The turnout is always fantastic and it’s a great way to teach your kids about business. Here are some tips to host a successful Garage Sale:
- Start early! Begin gathering items you think will sell and stage them in one place in your garage or spare room.
- Price everything. Clearly marking your items will give your customers a place to start negotiating from – and they will try and talk you down – so price accordingly.
- Use tables, racks, and other fixtures to showcase your items to keep them organized.
- Speaking of organizing – think about how a TJ Maxx is set up. Organize like items together so your customers can easily find their favorites.
- Place larger items closer to the street. There are dozens of homes participating, so make your stuff look attractive as possible to passing customers.
- If you’re selling electronics, people will want to verify they work, so run an extension cord from a garage plug ready to demonstrate your goods.
- Save those plastic bags from the grocery store so your customers can take home armloads of your stuff.
- Spend a little time cleaning up those old items to earn top dollar.
- Spread the word! Share the fact that you’re having a Garage Sale on Saturday, September 10th on your personal Facebook page, Instagram, and Tweet about it to help spread the word!
By Mark Johnson| Email
Just a very brief update on a few key dates planned for August.
August 18th – the social committee is planning a women’s tennis event that evening, therefore will not be available for general use. Please read the social update for more details and how to sign up.
August 24th – weather permitting, this is the date we’re scheduled to have the PIckleBall lines painted on the eastern tennis court. The expectation is the courts will not be available for about 24 hours while the paint dries. I’ll likely lock the courts for this period to ensure the integrity of the installation.
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and please reach out to me if you have any questions.