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Welcome to The Refuge at Dirickson Creek! More than a destination, a community should be welcoming and also inspire residents toward common goals. We encourage all residents to be involved in making The Refuge the best it can be to benefit us all. Our community’s website is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource for current and potential residents, and for the public. 
 
What's Happening
Lady's Lunch
Wednesday, April 22nd, Noon at Kool Bean on Rt. 26
Lunch will be $15 which includes your entrée, drink, dessert and tip. Your choices are: quiche, chicken salad, chicken salad wrap, or a shrimp Caesar. Please try to bring the correct amount as one check will be written for the group. RSVP: Wanda Nagers
 
Book Club
Friday, April 24th, 10:00 am at Club House
This Month's selection is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. Coffee will be provided.
 
Book Club Meeting
Friday, April 24th, 10:00 AM at Club House
This month's selection is "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton
 
The Refuge Garden Club
Saturday, April 25th, 9:00-10:30 am at Clubhouse Card Room
NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT: A New Garden Club is forming for all Refuge residents Named (at the moment): The Refuge at Dirickson Creek Garden Club. First meeting: Saturday April 25, 2015 Community Center Meeting Room Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM The focus of the club will be: • fun, sharing and education about gardening and nature • learning about healthy gardening practices for inland bay area (special emphasis on environment and wildlife) • field trips, speakers and site visits • to be determined. These first meetings will provide opportunity for all attendees to offer insights and ideas as the club evolves. All suggestions and ideas are welcome! We look forward to seeing you! Conveners, Pamela White and Jeanette Akhter Pamelasgarden7@hotmail.com jeakhter@gmail.com. See the information flyer.
 
Community Yard Sale
Saturday, May 2nd, 8:00 am at The Refuge
Community Yard Sale is scheduled. If you would like to participate please contact Joann Waysz or call at 215.828.5521. There will be advertising in the local papers and the Roxanna Fire House Sign has been reserved.
 
Happy Hour at the Pool
Friday, May 22nd to Friday, September 4th, 6:00 PM at Pool
Bring an appetizer to share, your favorite beverage. Please remember no glass containers are permitted on the pool deck.
 
Book Club
Friday, May 29th, 10:00 am at Sally Ann Chappel at 32105 Arbor Drive
This month's selection is Still Life by Louise Penny. Coffee will be provided.
 
Family Picnic and Corn Hole Tournament
Saturday, May 30th at Pool
Details to follow.
 
Golf Tournament Benefit for ALOC
Saturday, June 27th, 9:00 AM at Bay Club in Berlin
The Art League of Ocean City is having a Golf Tournament Benefit, Includes Breakfast, lunch, 18 holes, cart, Tee Gift and range balls for only $90. See attached flyer for info.
 
Adult Pool Party
Sunday, August 30th at Pool
Details coming soon.
 
Annual Holiday Party
Thursday, December 3rd
Details will be announced at a later date.
 

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Neighborhood News
Book Club Change of Venue: Due to a conflict of scheduling, the Book Club meeting scheduled for this Friday, April 24 ar 10:00 am at the Club House has had a change of location to Sally-Ann Chappel at 32105 Arbor Drive in the town homes section. We are grateful to Sally-Ann for accommodating us.
 
Open Letter to HOA- Additional Townhome Update: With the passing of the amendment for the additional 20 Townhome units, the final legal documentation is being prepared for filing with Sussex County Council. As the acreage was originally zoned for commercial development, Bunting-Gray is in process with the civil engineers for re-design of the property. This process is expected to approximately six months. Further updates will be provided with construction timelines.
 
News From The Social Committee: The Refuge Social Committee had its first meeting of 2015 and are planning some great events for the Community. First, we thank everyone who encouraged, attended, and helped with the first year’s activities; it was only with your support that we were so successful. The Committee appreciates your suggestions, comments and help! Feel free to contact Beth Rossiter or 302-436-0821.
 
The Season will kick off with Friday night Happy Hour on May 22 at 6 pm. After the long cold winter this is a great opportunity to re-connect, or meet new neighbors and relax for an evening of fun. Door prizes will be awarded as an added incentive! Bring an appetizer to share, your favorite beverage and start Memorial Weekend and the summer season with a good time!
 
Mark your calendars now for the ever popular Family Picnic and 2nd Annual Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday, May 30; the Adult Pool Party is planned for Sunday, August 30; and Holiday Party for Thursday, December 3. Details will be provided closer to the dates. Watch this space for other events.
 
Yard Waste Curbside Pickup: Waste Industries will resume curbside yard waste pick up on April 6th, and every-other Monday after that, the same pick-up day as recycle, throughout the summer and fall. Yard waste must be in paper yard waste bags available at Lowes, Home Depot, and other stores. Bags must have the green yard waste sticker adhered to the bag for Waste Industries to take them. A minimum of 10 stickers can be purchased through SeaScape at $2.00 each. Click Here to download the form. SeaScape does not make a profit on the sale. 
 
Mobile Patrol Security:  If you have an emergency please call 911 you can then call the Bayside Security Patrol Dispatcher at 302-384-6542. If you have a non-emergency please notify one of the members of the Security Committee. Please also report the incident to the HOA Property Manager, Jonathan Poole at SeaScape PM, 302-645-2222. Please see the attached message from Bayside Security Patrol Services in regard to random checks of empty homes.