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"We recommend our realtor, Susie Burns.  She knows the Village scene inside and out.  Her manner is personable, engaging, professional, and friendly.  She will go above and beyond to make sure your needs are met.  We give her our highest endorsement!"
~ Bruce and Jane Neiger


Everyone wants a nice-looking lawn.  There are many things we can do to ensure we have a lush and green lawn.  Experts say native grasses are indigenous to a particular region's soil conditions and rainfall, which makes it naturally resistant to diseases and pests. Native grasses need less water than non-native grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, which is originally from Europe, or St. Augustine grass, originally from Africa. Look for species that are native to your region for best results.

This month we have included some tips and information we tend to forget when planning our lawn care for the season.

Happy spring!

Susie and Nichola  

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Desirable Divino Courts Townhome
11 Divino Place
3 bed / 2 bath
2130 Approx. Sq. Ft.
Built 2001
MLS# 19001705


Desirable Divino Courts townhome where few come available. This one features 12' entry & 9' ceilings, three way fireplace, built in cabinetry & abundant storage. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac w/ extra landscaping, fenced lighted back yard surrounding outdoor patio & Trex deck. Convenient to Balboa Gate for easy access to Hot Springs & Little Rock as well as Balboa Marina & East end amenities. Roof 2011, HVAC 2013, HWH 2014.This is maintained by the The Villas (not THA) for $124, POA 68.30




For floor plans or more information, email me at susieburns@remax.net.

Backyard bucket list:  Seed, weed, feed

Everyone longs for a lush, green lawn, but many homeowners aren't sure how to achieve it.  A strong green lawn can give back to you in so many ways, and getting there is easier than you think.  The lawn health experts at Scotts say the keys to a great lawn are seed, weed, and feed.

When spring temperatures reach 60 degrees or higher, seeds will germinate best, and it's time to repair winter damage.

Patch and repair your lawn to fill in bare spots, help crowd out weeds and strengthen your grass to help withstand heat and drought.  Start by removing debris and dead grass in the surrounding area, and loosen hard soil; this will help grass seedlings take root.

Evenly apply a quality seed, such as Scotts EZ Seed, so the bare area is mostly covered, but bare ground is still visible.  Apply only the recommended amount so the seedlings have enough space to access water and nutrients.

Preserve your beautiful lawn by keeping it free of weeds.  Common weeds such as dandelions and clover can choke out healthy grass.  Therefore, it's important to address weeds in spring so they won't have a chance to thrive in summer.

Get rid of weeds by using a weed control product, such as the improved Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed.  It is formulated to be stronger than the previous formula to kill weeds and feed grass to make it green and thick.

Continuing to feed your established lawn is critical to its nutrition and overall success.  Your lawn requires feeding about every six weeks, and its nutritional needs will vary throughout the season.

Choosing the right food at the right time can help ensure that your lawn stays thick and green.  For example, if your yard needs a boost toward the end of spring, use Scotts Green Max Lawn Food.  This product provides your lawn with essential nutrients, like iron, that give grass its rich green color in just three days.

No two lawns are alike.  A number of factors, including where you live or whether you have a sunny or shady backyard, affect how to treat your grass.

~Courtesy of Brandpoint

More tips to prevent lawn damage this summer.

  • Lack of sunlight - If lawn is shady, you may want to explore shade-tolerant varieties of grass, or alternative landscapes for those areas. 
  • Chemical spills - Carefully refill lawn-mower gas tanks and fertilizer spreaders on the sidewalk or driveway to avoid overflow onto the lawn.  If spills occur, promptly flood the area with water to dilute the chemical.
  • Foot Traffic - This can lead to compaction and spots of dead grass.  Try to redirect the traffic, or create a pathway with pavers, gravel, or concrete.
  • Debris - Leaving a tool or any debris on the lawn can quickly suffocate the grass beneath and cause it to die quickly.
  • Mowing patterns - Running the mower in the same pattern over and over can cause ruts that lead to damage, so avoid mowing in the same direction on consecutive cuts.  Avoid mowing on very hot days or when the lawn is soggy.  Both can cause tracks.
  • Mowers - Dull lawn-mower blades can damage lawns, as can mowing too fast.  Grass blades can be torn, snapped and more, resulting in brown spots on the lawn.

~Courtesy of Metro Creative

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How To Get The Most From Your Camera
Sponsored by Oaklawn Council on Aging
Coronado Community Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane
April 4, 2019 | 9am until 1pm -  $30 per person
Learn how to use aperture settings, shutter speed and maximize the manual settings on your camera. Composition and perspective will be discussed. Bring your camera and equipment to the class. Visit oaklawncenteronaging.com or contact Kathy Packard at 501.658.4645 for more information. 

Power Golf Workshop
Sponsored by Lee Sowerbutts, PT of Village Golf & Physical Therapy Center
Coronado Fitness Center, 160 Ponderosa Lane
April 6, 2019 | 10am -  No Charge
Attend this informative workshop and discover untapped power utilizing cutting edge K-VEST technology. Learn how to get back to nailing longer, more accurate drives while eliminating those mistakes that are killing your score. Seating is limited to 25 golfers. Call 501.984.2453 for more information and visit:  https://spacitytherapy.com/golf_fitness-vgpt/.

First Ladies Tea Party
Sponsored by Arkansas Chapter, NSDAR
Woodlands Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11 Ecuestre Drive
April 9, 2019 | 2pm until 4pm -  $15 per person
The Arkansas Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites you to enjoy an afternoon tea party celebrating the history of the First Ladies of the United States. You will learn about the First Ladies and their contributions to the American history and enjoy refreshments which include some of the First Ladies' favorite treats. You may also meet some very special guests. Drawings for many patriotic items including a 5'X6' quilt will be held. Reservations are required due to space. Click here for registration form. For more information, contact Kay Cantrell at 501.922.1785 or kayscats@aol.com. 

Basecamp -  Iron Springs Hunt's Loop Hike
Sponsored by Basecamp
Iron Springs Recreation Area, Jessieville, Arkansas
April 13, 2019 | 8:30am  -  $10 per person
Join Basecamp as we kick off spring by hitting the trail! We will meet at the Iron Springs Recreation Area at 8:30a and hike to the lookout before heading to the Moonshine Shelter to grill hot dogs for lunch over the fire pit. Then we will complete the rest of the loop back to the trail head.  Hike will be about 6 miles and  is classified as difficult due to the steep rocky terrain on sections of the trail. You must be physically able to hike without assistance.  Space is limited to Hot Springs Village Members only. Contact Michael Bynaker with any questions at mbynaker@hsvpoa.org. 

Basecamp and HSV Angler's Present Striper Fishing One & Two
Sponsored by Basecamp and HSV Anglers
Lake Ouachita, Arkansas
April 24 & May 14, 2019 | 5am (4-6 hour trip) -  $183.50 per person
This guided fishing outing on Lake Ouachita is for Hot Springs Village Members only. It is a half day (4-6 hours) trip with David Cochran as the lead guide. David has 19 years of experience as a striper guide on Lake Ouachita and learned by fishing with his dad George Cochran, a two-time Bassmaster Classic winner. A total of 8 participants are required to book the event. Participants need only bring appropriate attire for the weather including rain gear and a valid Arkansas fishing license. Water will be provided. You may also bring your favorite rod and reel, snacks, etc. Ticketholders will be contacted with specific location. Please contact Don Langston at dlangst@sbcglobal.net with questions.

HSV Dam to Dam Hike
Sponsored by Basecamp and Ouachita Mountain Hiker's Club
April 25, 2019 | 8:30am    $0-$9 per person
Join Basecamp and Ouachita Mountain Hiker's Club for our Fourth Annual Dam to Dam Hike. Lace up your comfy trail shoes and hike with us from the Lake Balboa Spillway Trailhead to Desoto Beach, and board the Basecamp Boat to DeSoto Marina for the after-hike cookout. Registration for the hike is free. If you plan to join us for the cookout, tickets are $7 for HSV members and $9 for Non-members. You can choose turkey, beef or veggie burgers. All come with side dish, chips and a drink. Alcohol will be available to purchase separately from Waypoint. A shuttle will be provided back to the Balboa Spillway Trailhead. Rain date will be Tuesday, April 30th. Light showers will not deter us; however, lightning will. Click here to purchase tickets. 

Grease and the Soundtracks of Your Life
Woodlands Auditorium - 1101 DeSoto Blvd
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
General admission tickets: $30 + tax 
New York City's top 80's band has revived the music of Grease and travels the country giving the audiences an opportunity to relive and interact with the music they love. As a special bonus, music from the soundtracks of Footloose and Dirty Dancing have been added to the show!!  Decadia is made up of Long Island's top musicians and voted as one of New York's TOP Bands! It is comprised of top-drawing veteran musicians and vocalists with national touring, Broadway, American Idol, major television, feature film credits and much, much more! Join us on a trip down memory lane!!! 

HSV Audubon Society Presents:  Still On The Hill
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
General admission tickets: $10
HSV Audubon is excited to be sponsoring Kelly & Donna of "STILL ON THE HILL" award winning "story telling-song writers" duo. Their show, Songs of the Ozarks, will bring to HSV a collection of songs from several of their CD's about the Ozarks as well as some "bird songs" thrown in for Village bird lovers. Kelly & Donna have been teaching Ornithology at the Halberg Ecology Camp, just west of Hot Springs, for over 17 years to local 11- & 12-year-olds. A cash bar will be available plus you are welcome to bring your own snacks. Visit www.hsvbirds.org for more information.

Rock Porch Featuring The Common Ground Band
Grove Park- 1105 DeSoto Blvd
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
Free Admission
The Common Ground Band is a refreshing and distinctive five-piece acoustic ensemble that has been entertaining audiences since 2012. The Band describes its music as an eclectic blend of folk, Celtic, bluegrass, early rock and country. Bring your friends and lawn chairs and enjoy the evening listening to amazing music. This free HSV POA Recreation Department event is sponsored by HSV Basecamp, Boomers Rock, Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church and Wal-Mart.

Cedar Mountain Singers in Our Regards to Broadway
Woodlands Auditorium - 1101 DeSoto Blvd
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
General admission tickets: $10
Join Cedar Mountain Singers in an all-Broadway show! Medleys from "My Fair Lady," "Oklahoma," "Fiddler on the Roof" and "The Music Man" along with songs from a variety of other favorite shows. We have some special features you won't want to miss! Tickets STILL only $10!

OSS:  Wally Hall Talks Sports
The Ouachita Speaker Series presents Wally Hall Talks Sports - Anything & Everything Sports! Wally Hall will use his vast knowledge, well-published opinions, and terrific humor to respond & expound on sports areas of interest and questions posed by the audience. Wally is best known as a sports columnist and editor for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. In his career, he has covered 32 final fours and 28 Kentucky Derby's. Hall was born in Searcy and grew up in Little Rock. At 25 he covered professional sports for United Press International in New York. Fortunately for Arkansas, New York didn't suit Wally. His presentation, like his column, "Like It Is", may prove you right or make you mad as he makes a case against what you think.   Join us at the Woodlands Lobby on April 16, 2019 at 6:15 p.m. for the Social and enjoy wine and cookies, then hear our speaker in the Auditorium at 7:00 p.m

Village Concerts Association Presents:   The Atlantic City Boys
Woodlands Auditorium - 1101 DeSoto Blvd
Wednesday - Friday, April 17-19, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. -  General admission tickets: $30
The Village Concerts Association presents The Atlantic City Boys. The Atlantic City Boys are four dynamic lead singers who have wowed audiences at Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, Atlantic City, as well as many cruise ships around the world.  Their show is an exciting mix of world-class vocals and interactive comedy - featuring the rock-n-roll harmonies of the Beach Boys, Drifters, the Bee Gees and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  The Boys have performed with many greats from Jay Leno to Huey Lewis, Patti LaBelle and the Temptations! 

The Village Bible Church Presents Risen
Woodlands Auditorium - 1101 DeSoto Blvd -  Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 8:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m.
Free Admission
The Village Bible Church invites you to attend their 26th year of celebrating Easter at the Woodlands.  Service includes resurrection message, powerful music, children's church and art exhibit with free poetry books. 

The Gatsby Gala
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 5:30 p.m.
General admission tickets: $50
The Hot Springs/ Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild presents our Annual Gala on April 27 at the Coronado Center. The cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with a wine pull to benefit the Mountain Pine Band Program including Great Gatsby inspired drinks and hors d'oeuvres as you view the auction items. Dinner, catered by Gina, begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by music and a silent and live auction.

Hot Springs Concert Band & Ice Cream Social 
Woodlands Auditorium - 1101 DeSoto Blvd
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.
General admission tickets: $12
The Kiwanis Club of Grater Hot Springs Village presents the annual Hot Springs Concert Band and Ice Cream Social, Sunday April 28th at Woodlands Auditorium. Ice Cream Social begins at 2:00 pm, followed by the HSCB Spring Concert at 3:00 pm.

Garvan Woodland Gardens

Spring brings beautiful colors back to Garvan Woodland Gardens this time of year.  Enjoy the daffodils, tulips, azaleas and much much more.  There is something for all times of the year.  Click on the link below for more information.

Events Around Arkansas

Looking for something fun to do? Click here for attractions and things to do around the beautiful state of Arkansas.

Pasta, Pancetta and Peas

16 ounces fettuccine
8 ounces pancetta, diced
1/2 onion, chopped
1 (10 oz.) bag frozen peas
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 lemon, juiced 

1.)   Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat.  Add pasta and cook until al dente.  Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.

2.)  Meanwhile, saute pancetta in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until golden and crisp, about 6 minutes.  Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.  In the same pan, saute onions until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add peas and garlic and saute for 3 minutes.  Stir in Parmesan, pasta and pancetta.  Moisten pasta with a little of the reserved pasta water.  Toss to incorporate, season with salt and pepper, if necessary, and serve, sprinkled with lemon juice.

 ~Sunny Anderson, Food Network

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HSV State Weeks: 

Invite your friends and family to play and save in Hot Springs Village! Guests who play during their designated state's week play at member rates. This includes golf fees, fitness center day passes and tennis court reservations. The 2017 HSV State Weeks calendar is available online. 
Click Here to view the calendar and learn more about the program.

Nine Hole Reservations:
Golfers may now book 9-hole tee times in advance of the day of play beginning at Noon (12:00 p.m.) the day Prior to The Day of Play. For reservations you may call Central Tee Times at 501-922-2858 or the Pro Shops. The fees will be 9-hole green fees and 9-hole cart fees

A Troon Golf Destination
Hot Springs Village has always been a golfer's destination, and now to keep its golf program at the top of its game, HSV recently teamed with Troon Golf, the industry's leader in upscale golf courses. As one of the newest additions to the Troon family of golf destination, Hot Springs Village delivers an exceptional golf experience! Plus, Village members can take advantage of the  Troon Member Advantage Program and have access to upscale courses around the world.

Troon apps are available for seven of our nine courses. The apps have many benefits and extras: Scorecards, Facebook link, GPS caddie and pro tips, range finder, swing tips, weather, Troon special offers and the ability to book tee times through the PlayOST app! For Apple smart phones and tablets, search by the Golf Course Name for the free app in the Apple Store and then download. For Android smart phones and tablets, search and download from the Play Store. Or access them easily via key links on each individual golf course page.
Schedule your tee time today at troonadvantage.com

Ouachita Sports Trail
Eight of the nine golf courses in Hot Springs Village are part of the Ouachita Sports Trail, spotlighting the best outdoor recreation in the area. Swing through as many as 207 holes of golf at some of the best courses in the state: Two in Hot Springs, one in Glenwood and eight in Hot Springs Village. Book your tee times online at great rates and sign up for exclusive golf specials.

Hot Springs Village Visitor App:
HSVPOA announces our "new" HSV Visitor App. Benefits of the free apps include: 
  • Community event calendar and tickets.
  • Book tee times or link to our golf course apps featuring scorecards, pro golf tips and more.
  • Explore local attractions.
  • Real-time social media interaction.
  • Village map, attraction directions and GPS-based car locator feature.
  • HSV photo gallery.
  • Rate your stay survey.
  • Weather checker.
Download our new HSV Visitor App today. Search 
"Hot Springs Village" for the free App in the Apple Store then download.

HSV Golf Apps:
Bring your game to a new level. Download Free HSV Golf Apps courtesy of Troon Golf. For Apple smart phones and tablets, search by the golf course name for the App in the Apple Store then download. For Android smart phones and tablets, search and download from the Play Store.The App features and benefits include: Scorecards, Facebook link, Book Tee Times through the app via PlayOST, GPS, Caddie and Pro Tips, Range Finder, Swing Tips, Weather and Troon special offers. Apps are available for all HSV courses, except Coronado. 
For information on the many other recreational activities, such as the Dog Park, fitness center, beaches, lakes, fishing, tennis, pickleball, and many more, click Here.


Sound decisions can only be made with accurate and reliable information, and I am happy to be a trusted resource for you. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with my monthly Newsletter. I look forward to answering any questions you may have and the opportunity to be your REALTORĀ®.

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Please contact me if your friends or family members would appreciate my services or would like to join my emailing list. I know the HSV market well and I can show and sell any home here.

Susie Burns, GRI

Office: 501-922-3777
Fax: 501-922-4066
Toll Free: 888-828-9478
Cell (direct): 501-922-8989

Visit My Website for information, photos, and links to the Village and surrounding area as well as listings in the MLS and a link to my past newsletters.
 " The Susie Burns Team"
Susie & Nichola 

Links and Information

A look at the POA, Fitness Center, Golf, Woodlands Auditorium & Coronado Community Center events.
Recreation fees for property owners and guests.

Pickle Ball   
HSV outdoor enthusiasts who want to play and explore, providing exciting outdoor opportunities for residents and sponsored guest.

Order tickets online and have them emailed directly to you.

For any and all HSV golf information.

State Weeks 
Info on golf in the Village for non-property owners!!

The latest issue of RE/MAX Homes for sale in the Village. I can show and sell anything in this issue as well as all property listed for sale in the Village.
Videos of Village residents from around the country.

View the masterplan and other Village information.
The day-to-day running of the POA is handled by an average of 500 employees assigned to one of six departments: Administration, Golf, Planning & Inspections, Public Safety, Public Works and Recreation & Club Services. POA job openings here.