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Weekly Newsletter
May 6, 2020
The team at the Victoria Gardens Clubhouse loves to bring you enjoyable events, as well as activities provided by Clubs & Groups, made up of our residents. To stay informed, please view all information provided throughout the newsletter.

To view Clubs & Groups events, see the bottom half of the newsletter.
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Happy Mother's Day!
The team at Victoria Gardens would like to wish you a very Happy Mother's Day this Sunday, May 10.

This Mother's Day will look a lot different, however, we would like to encourage you to make the best out of it.

Below are a few idea's you can do at home to make this day special.

DIY Mother's Day Gifts
Create something special and unique for the mother(s) in your life this Mother's Day.
Mother's Day Blueberry Waffles

No waffle maker? No problem. Make pancakes instead!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 recipe Quick Blueberry Sauce, for serving

Click here to view step-by-step instructions.

Mother's Mini Mimosa Bar
at Home

Spice up your Mother's Day morning with
a tasty mimosa bar.

Pair your mimosa with delicious blueberry waffles or pancakes.
Recipe above.

Fun Activities While You're at Home
We know social distancing can be tough, however, we are here to keep
your mind busy.
Pass the time by participating in some of our virtual events and activities.

Like & Follow us on Facebook to participate in Pop Up Trivia!
Free Dinner Fridays!
Home Work-Ins

While clubhouse fitness classes are currently unavailable, the staff at Victoria Gardens would like to encourage you to remain active by doing your daily workouts.

There are several workouts you can do in the comfort of your own home.
Rise & Shine with Fitness Instructor Kathy!

Low Impact Aerobics

Rise, shine, and get your heart pumping with today's fitness video hosted by our very own clubhouse fitness instructor, Kathy. 

Kathy has dedicated her time to creating an array of interactive workout videos so that you can stay fit while at home. 

Click here to view several workouts instructed by Kathy.

Healthy Smoothie Bowl Recipes

Re-energize with these yummy
fruit-filled smoothie bowls.

Total Body
20 Minute Pilates Workout

Meditation for Inner Peace
Honorable Mentions
Pop Up Trivia Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last Thursday's Pop Up Trivia,
Aimee Stallone and !

Thank you to all who participated and join in this Thursday, May 7, for your final chance to be the next winner.
Envision Your Peace Contest Winner

Congratulations to Maryanne Cerra. Read about how she finds peace during this time.

" You asked for peaceful places and here is a web site that is so peaceful that I envision myself there now.....The funny thing is that a bunch of us from the Gardens were in that plaza in Milan last summer and it was jammed packed with people. 

The last few minutes of the video is so unbelievable. As my granddaughter said, "I am living through history now and will tell my grandchildren about the time the world stopped."

We are blessed we live where we do and can go out and visit (although from afar) with neighbors."

Maryane Cerra

If you'd like to view the video mentioned above, click here .

Restaurant Hours:
The Vine Bar & Bistro is temporarily closed
until further notice.
by John Serrao
Click here to view the new Self Guiding
Nature Trail booklet.
Preserve Trail System:  The new access point from Kolter Phase 6 development is now open. Monthly trail walks hosted by Margaret Goldschneider & John Serrao.
Protect Yourself & Others
Updates and Facts
DIY Face Masks

The CDC recently announced that face mask should be worn to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. While there is a shortage of face mask in stores, the CDC has recommended that you create your own masks at home.

See the video attached for step by step instructions on how to create a safe
 face mask out of materials you have at home.

Click here for more information on face masks from the CDC.
Florida Surgeon General’s Emergency Alert
The Florida Department of Public Health has recently urged those 65+ and those with prior health conditions to remain indoors to decrease your chances of contracting COVID19. Read the below alert for more information.

All individuals over the age of 65 and all individuals of any age with high-risk conditions should remain in their residence and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID19. These measures include, but are not limited to: limiting contact with all persons outside of the home and distancing any unavoidable contact by a minimum of six feet; washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol; avoiding unnecessary touching of eyes, nose, and mouth, and washing hands prior to doing so; and cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces, including entryway door handles. 

To read the entire advisory provided by the Florida Department of Health, click here .

To sign up to receive new alerts, updates, and ways to stay healthy and safe, click here .

Mandatory Self Quarantine
Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in many states, and some areas are experiencing a community spread of the virus. Crowded traveling settings such as airports are high risks areas and increases your chance of obtaining or spreading the virus.

Florida officials have announced a mandatory 14 day self quarantine for those traveling from COVID-19 “Hot Spots”, such as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to Florida.

Click here for more information.

For more travel advisories from the CDC, click here .
In accordance with the CDC, all events have been canceled and scheduling of activities has been put on hold.

Older adults and persons with severe underlying health conditions are considered to be at increased risk of more serious illness after contracting COVID-19. Priority should be given to ensuring the safety of these groups of people, particularly for any mass gatherings that are expected to have a large number of older adults or persons with underlying conditions.
Community & Clubhouse Announcements
Walking, Jogging, & Biking
 in Victoria Gardens 

Spending time outdoors in our beautiful community is relaxing and enjoyable, especially during this time of year. However, it is important to remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings. Walkers, joggers, and those bicycling should look out for things such as wildlife, moving vehicles and other things that can put you in danger while simply enjoying the outdoors. 
Be mindful of where you're walking or jogging and always use the sidewalks when available. When crossing the street, always cross at a crosswalk or in a safe area, and be sure to make eye contact with any drivers nearby before doing so. This will ensure that the driver sees you and that it is clear to walk. Whether you're walking, jogging, or biking, wearing reflective clothing at night can help alert drivers that a pedestrian is crossing or is near. It is also a good measure to utilize a light on your bicycle. A white light on your handlebars and a red light on the back of your bicycle will help cars and pedestrians to see you as you approach.
If you plan to bike throughout the Victoria Gardens community be sure to wear protective equipment and be mindful of other vehicles that may be approaching. The correct way to bike is to bike in the direction of traffic, never towards oncoming traffic. Also, be sure to make a complete stop at stop signs.
Covenants Friendly Reminders

The Covenants Corner is here to bring you information on the do's and don'ts of Victoria Gardens. Reminders are posted each month to keep you informed!

Pet Reminders & Dog Walking Etiquette

In our neighborhood there are easement areas and common areas that make great dog walking places. This is the grass area that is between the street and the sidewalk. This is the only area you should allow your dog to roam and go potty. Stay off of private property! Be considerate of flowerbeds, bushes, etc.

Below are a few important reminders when walking your dog.

  • Always Use a Leash: All dogs should be walked on a leash. While you may believe your dog is capable of going for a walk without one, you can never be too safe. Protect your dog and yourself by ensuring the leash is on and fastened correctly.

  • Clean Up: There are several dog waste disposal trash bags and cans throughout the community. Be sure to clean up your dogs waste and dispose of the bag in one of the community trash bins.

P lease be advised that continuous barking is considered a noise nuisance which prevents quiet enjoyment, comfort or serenity in the community. Notices will be issued to homeowners for non-compliance. Dogs and Cats must be on a leash when outside of the home. No animal is permitted to roam around the community without their owners. You must clean up after your pets when walking throughout the community and on your lots. 

Conservation/Preserve Maintenance

Please remember the conservation/ preserve areas are not part of homeowner property and any clearing, mowing, planting, etc. is strictly prohibited. We will soon begin our annual spring maintenance of the conservation/ preserve areas and we will send additional information once dates are confirmed. 
Landscape Services

The BrightView Welcome Portal is your one stop destination for submitting and tracking requests for landscape services.

To get started, visit BrightView Hoa Connect and register using the unique community code sent to your private email address.

In addition to submitting requests using the BrightView Welcome Portal, we also encourage all residents to use the BrightView kiosk located inside the Clubhouse.

For additional information click here.  
Guardhouse Procedures

Gatehouse Information Reminder

All permanent changes or updates to homeowners’ guests lists may be made by contacting Maureen Philips at the Community Management Office at (386) 738-2112 x 101 or via email,
Temporary guests or vendors may be entered by the homeowner by dialing the voice line at (386) 736-4772. 

Click here more information on the Guard House System.
Victoria Park Events
Contact Lifestyle Director Justine Tucker to sign up!
Phone: 386.738.2112
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To participate in these events, follow the "Victoria Park Residents Only"
page on Facebook.