CPR Class is Filling Quickly

On Dec. 14 I announced a CPR class that will be offered at Lake Hills Church on Sunday, January 13 from 2 – 4 PM and many of you responded.  There are a few spots still available.  For information please see below:

Would you like to know how to respond when someone is having a cardiac emergency?  You could be the difference for a family member, friend or neighbor.

As part of our neighborhood preparedness the Lakemoor Hills Homeowners Association is partnering with Lake Hills Presbyterian Church to bring the opportunity to be trained and certified in CPR.

The course will be CPR training in adult, pediatric, infant choking person training and basic AED use. The new technique is much less difficult than the original technique, and most people that can bend over adequately can be trained without difficulty. The course is an amazing advantage for those individuals to protect their family members, friends at their workplaces and in public places. In most cases, the need for the institution of a response is related to a family member or friend. This includes your children and grandchildren.

The course will be held at Lake Hills Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 13 from 2 – 4 PM.

The cost for the course is $25. This includes the 2 year AHA AED & CPR adult, child and infant certification, personal barrier device (breathing mask to take home, and the required materials to complete the course.)

The class is limited to 50 enrollees. If you would like to participate, please contact Bob Proctor at bob@d9cherokee.comor 742-9035.

Neighborhood Security Alert

Please keep your eyes open for suspicious activity near your mailbox.

Over the past few weeks there have been a few issues that have come to light regarding mail and packages, which you may have read about on our Facebook page.  The pattern that seems to have developed indicates that some small items have gone missing from garages or carport areas and mail/ packages have been found discarded in odd locations that should have been (and may have been)  delivered t0 homes on the following streets:  Maloney, Montlake, Blow, Timberlake, Circle Lake , Ginn, Velmetta, Tall Pine, Mont Glen.  The incidents have occurred predominately on FRIDAYs between 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM.

The postal service has been informed and has asked us to be especially quick to remove any mail from mailboxes that may contain checks or small gifts.

Please watch tomorrow to see if you see any suspicious activity and help us put a stop to this.  If you have a camera system on your home, try to point one camera at your mailbox.  Inform your Emergency Response Team representative or the LHHA leadership.

We can all work together to ensure that Lakemoor Hills remains the safest neighborhood in Knox County.

CPR Training Offered in January at Lake Hills Church

Would you like to know how to respond when someone is having a cardiac emergency?  You could be the difference for a family member, friend or neighbor.

As part of our neighborhood preparedness the Lakemoor Hills Homeowners Association is partnering with Lake Hills Presbyterian Church to bring the opportunity to be trained and certified in CPR.

The course will be CPR training in adult, pediatric, infant choking person training and basic AED use. The new technique is much less difficult than the original technique, and most people that can bend over adequately can be trained without difficulty. The course is an amazing advantage for those individuals to protect their family members, friends at their workplaces and in public places. In most cases, the need for the institution of a response is related to a family member or friend. This includes your children and grandchildren.

The course will be held at Lake Hills Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 13 from 2 – 4 PM.

The cost for the course is $25. This includes the 2 year AHA AED & CPR adult, child and infant certification, personal barrier device (breathing mask to take home, and the required materials to complete the course.)

The class is limited to 50 enrollees. If you would like to participate, please contact Bob Proctor at bob@d9cherokee.comor 742-9035.

Update on Alcoa Hwy Landscape Presentation

This morning the Alcoa Hwy Beautification Council was invited to speak at the Knox Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) in the City County building.  This group is made up of city & county mayors from Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, and Sevier Counties in addition to a variety of other representatives.  We presented our landscape plans for the Phase I portion of the Alcoa Hwy expansion project, with which all of you are very familiar.

The TPO told us before the meeting that they DO NOT endorse community projects.  We asked them to endorse ours anyway.

They thoughtfully listened to the presentation and asked great questions.  Then they voted to endorse the project, not just for the portion that is under construction right now outside our doors, but for the ENTIRE Alcoa Hwy Corridor – Knoxville to Blount County.  A number of mayors asked for copies of the presentation to educate their constituents also.

This is the first, but important, step in acquiring the needed $330,000 for the initial installation of the landscape.  City and county budgets are developed through the winter and voted on in the late spring.

But none of this would have happened without the support of this great neighborhood, our garden clubs, our sister neighborhood organizations on both sides of the highway and you.

Thank you so much!

Prints of Blows Ferry Painting by Lloyd Branson Available

After our Sip & Snoop, there was a lot of discussion spurred by a photograph in the Farr’s home depicting the river crossing near Blows Ferry.  One of our neighbors, Sally Branson, saw the conversation online and contacted me.  One of her family’s relatives, Lloyd Branson, was a well-known and respected Knoxville artist. Mr. Branson created a watercolor painting of the Blows Ferry area, which is now the property of the East TN Historical Society.  Sally asked me if she could help our homeowner’s association by offering prints of this wonderful watercolor as a fundraiser for LHHA projects.  We said, “Yes and Thank You!”.

The image that you see with this post is a copy of the painting.  You may order a  10 ” x 22″ copy of the print for $50.  All proceeds will go to the LHHA project fund and will be used to beautify the neighborhood.

If you would like a copy of this high quality print, please contact the LHHA board via Tim McLaughlin.  He will place your order and you can receive your copy in about 10 days to 2 weeks.

Call 865-599-7251 or email your order to Tim McLaughlin at t1mclaughlin@comcast.net, who is managing the project for the board.  You can pay for when the prints arrive with cash or check (payable to LHHA).

To learn more about this prolific painter and the effect his work had on East Tennessee and other artists, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Branson  

A book of his work is available at www.bransonart.org.

 

Alcoa Hwy Landscape Project

Alcoa Hwy TriFold FINAL
I wanted to update anyone who was not at the LHHA meeting last night about the status of the Alcoa Landscape Project.  The steering committee is now named the Alcoa Hwy Beautification Council.  We are ready to print a promotional brochure (see image) about the project that will raise public awareness.  It folds into 3 parts.  We are seeking businesses, associations, and clubs who believe in the project to add their names to the list of project sponsors.  If you have a group in mind, please send me those names quickly so I can add to our brochure – the more the merrier!  We have scheduled a meeting with mayors and transportation officials on Nov. 28 where we will present the project and its required funding.  If you have connections that can help us raise public awareness, now is the time to make those introductions.  58,000 vehicles will experience this portion of Alcoa Hwy every day, so our efforts go way beyond Lakemoor Hills.  Please share this information and let’s get the Alcoa Hwy Landscape project to become a reality in 2020.

Waste Connections Fee Discounts in Jeopardy- Renew Now!

The LHHA will be submitting the updated membership listing to Waste Connections so they can update their discounted fees listing.  If you have not renewed your LHHA dues for 2018-19, your name is no longer on our Active Member list.  When we transfer this list to Waste Connections, those not shown as active members will no longer receive the waste removal fee discount.  This listing will not be updated until the following quarter with Waste Connections.  If you have neglected to renew your membership, please do so by sending your $25 check to Bill Stoess at 4000 Maloney Rd., renew online in our website or bring your check Tuesday night to the LHHA meeting at Lake Hills Church at 7 PM.

LHHA Needs Graphic Design Assistance

As most of you know, LHHA has been working towards implementing an impressive landscape plan for the areas along Alcoa Hwy that were disturbed during the construction.  We have a team in place – the Alcoa Hwy Beautification Council – that is developing some information to help promote sponsorships of the project.  We have developed an 8 1/2 x 11 draft of a trip-fold promotional piece that we want to use, but we need someone with some graphic design expertise that can help us make it look professional and develop a file that we can take to the printer.

If you can spare a few hours to make our draft something to be proud of, please contact me.  I will have the draft on Tuesday night at the LHHA meeting if you would like to see it or I can email to you before that.  Kathy Proctor, ksp53@me.com or 599-7783

Seeking some local talent – YOU!

Hello neighbors,

The board met on Tuesday night and we have a number of needs and I am sure that we have talented residents that may fit our needs.

  1.  Has anyone ever built a Wikipedia page?  We would like to create one about our neighborhood.
  2. Looking for someone that is familiar with Quicken that would like to take on some financial management for the LHHA.
  3. Looking for a few folk that love working off ladders to help put lights on the neighborhood Christmas tree on Dec. 1.

Also – I did have a response to our inquiry for a notary in the neighborhood.  Susannah Perry on Manor Dr. is happy to assist anyone with this need.

If you are interested in helping resolve any of these three needs, please email me at ksp53@me.com or call 599-7783.

thank you,

Kathy Proctor

Notary in Lakemoor Hills?

From time to time some of our residents are in need of a notary.  Some of our residents have difficulty in leaving the neighborhood to seek this service.  Are there any notaries in the neighborhood that would like the LHHA to share their contact info?  Just email Kathy Proctor at ksp53@me.com.