FALL VILLAGE FAIR and FLEA MARKET KICKOFF MEETING THIS SATURDAY

Village Faire and Flea Market Kick-off Planning Meeting this Saturday, August 26th

Come join your neighbors in helping to organize and plan our all-volunteer Village event this Saturday, August 26th from 10-11am.  We’ll gather in the cul-de-sac at the end of Via Alondra to inspect the site, discuss ideas and confirm a date for this event.  It would be great to have representatives from each street attend so that we can get the entire community involved.  Bring your enthusiasm, inspiration and creative ideas to help make this a resounding success!  We can’t do without YOU!

Questions?  Inquiries can be sent to the Village blog Administrator by clicking here. Please include your contact info, including a phone number and best time to reach you.

If you have trouble viewing the map below, you can also view it in PDF format by clicking here.

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VILLAGE FALL FAIRE – CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers Needed for Party Planning!

How about a festive neighborhood gathering?  The Village is known as the friendliest community in all of Coto for good reason – we like getting to know our neighbors!  Our Social Committee is recruiting members to help plan and stage a few annual events to be held on Village-owned property.  The initial event we are discussing is a Village Faire (& Flea Market?) for early Fall.  This first-ever-of-its-type event will be held in the daytime only, on a Saturday and provides residents a chance to walk to the site since it’s only a block or two from their doors.

We have a huge outdoor space at the intersection of Via Venado and Via Pajaro (see map, below) that has ample room for 6’ table “booths”, smaller carnival-type game booths, local performer platform, picnic area, etc.   Many of our members have talents in jewelry-making, artworks, homemade and holiday crafts, growing potted plants, small collectibles to sell, etc.  In past years, each street often participated by hosting their own game booth.  Village moms might be interested in setting up a kids toys and clothes booth where they can buy/swap/barter for gently used items that kids quickly outgrow.   The area connects at the lowest section to the end of the Via Alondra cul-de-sac where food trucks will be stationed for purchasing bites.

The planning is ongoing and we encourage your suggestions.   We need ideas, energy, extra hands, and enthusiasm!  The initial Social Committee planning session for this event is scheduled for Saturday August 26, at 10:00AM on the site of the event.  Come on down and get involved!  It’s party planning time and we need your help!

Questions?  Inquiries can be sent to the Village blog Administrator by clicking here. Please include your contact info, including a phone number and best time to reach you.

You can print the map out by viewing it in PDF by clicking here.

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4th of July Parade & Country Fair CANCELED

Hi Everyone,

The local Rotary Club has advised us that they are not able to host the 4th of July event due to a shortage of available Rotary members to host the event this year. The Rotary hopes with more member support next year and community volunteers they will once again be able to host this Rotary fundraising event in Coto in 2018.

This is the Rotary del Sol – Coto de Caza/Rancho Santa Margarita Rotary Club’ s Facebook announcement  posted June 28th;

Dear Coto Citizens – Unfortunately our Club will not be putting on our annual 4th of July parade and country fair. Due to a variety of circumstances including vacations, declining membership and timing, we just don’t have the resources to bring it together this year. Our club demographics have shifted to where the vast majority of our members are RSM residents, and we’ve begun focusing our efforts on projects in that area, spreading ourselves more thin than before.

With additional help and support from the community and local businesses, we look forward to bringing the tradition back next year and making it better than ever. We’re sorry again, and wish everyone in the community a very happy 4th of July.

 

FIRE NEAR CAMP PENDLETON

Hi Everyone,

The smell of smoke in the air is coming from a fire started an hour or so ago, currently in excess of 200 acres in the Camp Pendleton area near the San Mateo Campground.

For more information, click here for a link from 10news.com.

This just further emphasizes the need to be very vigilant in and around our community concerning fire danger.

Coto de Caza Community Association

AGGRESSIVE COYOTE ACTIVITY OBSERVED

Dear Village Homeowner,

Reminded by nightly sounds and daytime sightings, it’s a fact of life that coyotes are living among us. One of our streets has their namesake. We need no reminder that this is their native habitat.  While they usually keep their distance, what happened last evening in our community should make us all pause and take note;

As the sun sets, imagine your family dog hanging out near you, at one of his favorite spots, in a somewhat protected side yard right between your and your neighbor’s homes. One second he is frolicking and then the next, out of nowhere a coyote has his jaws locked tightly onto your pet’s hindquarters. This predator showed little fear as the homeowner witnessed it firsthand.

Fortunately this story has a happy ending, thanks to a visit or two to the neighborhood veterinarian.  The homeowner sufficiently startled the stealth coyote, as he elected to suspend his grasp on Rover and exit stage left.

This time.

As his natural food sources change and evolve, the coyote is a survivor. His cold, bold self-assurance cannot be understated. We all need to be hyper aware at ALL times as to the whereabouts of our small children and pets anytime outside.

This could have easily happened ANYWHERE in our community.

Next time the story may not end so well.  Stay vigilant!