LAST UPDATED 8/8/19
Hello, and welcome to our friendly neighborhood of . We look forward to continuing to turn these new homes into a community in which we know each other by first names and assist each other when and if we can.
The first residents of
moved into their new homes just a few years ago, and we are growing each and every month. As new residents move in, we want them to get to know their neighbors. Therefore, we host a “Meet & Greet” at least every 2-3 months. Everyone has agreed that these get-togethers help everyone make a smoother transition into their new neighborhood. Check the "Upcoming Events" section below for dates.
If you're looking for more information pertaining to
, simply contact our Neighborhood Captain, James (Jim) Cisek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We truly want and welcome all your ideas and input. Afterall, this is OUR site!
For current events, last-minute news, and miscellaneous items, keep an eye on our community bulletin board located right at our mailbox kiosk!
The following streets make up
(in alphabetical order):
- Bel Air Way
- Colony Orchard Court
- Mystic Hill Court
- San Joaquin Road
- Pacific Ridge Road
- Torrey Pines Way
Find all your neighbors here:
***Find anyone anywhere in Solivita HERE
: The closest entry/exit gate to
is West Gate, on the corner of Cypress Parkway and San Clemente Avenue. Thankfully, it is manned 24/7. They may be reached at 863-496-1453. When you have visitors, remember to grant them access to the gate before their arrival by clicking on the MY INFO icon and then the GATEHOUSE ACCESS icon to enter their information (or click HERE
4TH MONDAYS: Monthly "Food Truck Rally/Curbside Cuisine" - Free Admission - Cash Only Bar - Located at the Veterans Memorial at Freedom Park - 4pm-7:30pm (Feel free to bring your own chairs and table, but there will be "some" there, as well.)
OCTOBER 28, 2019 - Verona's next POT LUCK “Meet and Greet” for all our residents will take place at THE BALLROOM FROM 5-8PM. Our events take place approximately every 2-3 months. PLEASE make an effort to come out to welcome all our "new" neighbors and our "old" ones, too! We want to see you! Check your email and/or our next Newsletter for details. (Find a copy in the "Document" section below.)
Check out the fun we've had at past events:
on Facebook HERE
on Nextdoor HERE
(If you're not a Solivita Nextdoor member, click HERE
to get an invite first.)
Check out all the links on the top left of this page!!!!
- Our community AED is located at the mailbox kiosk. Download a phone app called “PulsePoint AED” (it’s yellow) to locate your nearest AED when you’re out and about. A second phone app that is highly recommend is "DialMyCalls," which will call several people at once (with a pre-recorded message) to inform them of a medical emergency. (PLEASE
CONTACT THE CERT TEAM TO JOIN THE NEXT CPR/AED CLASS TO LEARN HOW TO USE THIS LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT!!!)
CONCIERGE - Not sure who to call, what to do, or how to get information? Simply reach out to our Solivita Concierge Service at 863-427-7100. (Monday through Friday 9:30am until 5:00pm.)
COMMUNITY EMAIL BLASTS
- Think you missed an email from Solivita? Click here for the 2018 archives: PAST EMAILS
(If you're not receiving any emails from Solivita, contact Carolyn Roe at croe@evergreen-LM.com
to be added to the list.)
- If you’d like our Neighborhood Captain to maintain your contact information in case of emergencies, please complete and email the "Emergency Contact Form" in the "Documents" section below. If you haven’t received a “File of Life” magnet to keep on your refrigerator in case of emergency, please email our Neighborhood Captain, Jim Cisek at email@example.com
: For a life-threatening emergency, call 911 and make sure to say you are located in POLK COUNTY
- Lifestyle Events -
Tickets go on sale in the ballroom the first working
day of the month before
the event takes place. For example, if you would like to purchase tickets for an event taking place in June, tickets will be on sale the first working day of May. After the first working day, tickets are on sale (up to 3 days prior to the event) at the Lifestyles Office (above the Marketplace Bistro) from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. - See more at: Activities
- If you would like to be included in the “Flags Over Solivita" Program, where American Flags are placed in your lawn on major holidays, please contact Jackie Barrett at 609-851-6472 or at FlagsOverSolivita@hotmail.com
or print and mail this 2018 Application
. It's only a $25 donation for them to install, remove, maintain, and store your flags for an entire year! 100% of your contributions goes to support charities and the Veterans Club, and they take no administrative fees. Questions? Call the FLAG HOTLINE at 863-512-3655.
- For the most current documents on SolivitaHOA.com, click HERE
. For Polk County alerts, sign up at AlertPolk.com
. See the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Hurricane Center website,
the official federal government source for tropical storm information and frequent updates on storms as well as many links to preparedness information, They are also the folks who feed data to the weather radios we should all have. Click HERE for NOAA.
- If you're new to
and haven't been visited by either our neighbohood captain or one of our street ambassadors yet, please fill out a "New Resident Form
" and submit it ASAP to be included in our email list for vital information pertaining to our neighborhood.
- You can ONLY
use the 65-gallon yellow-topped, wheeled recycling bins. RECYCLING ONLY IS PICKED UP ON TUESDAYS.
You can ONLY recycle a few items: Aluminum cans, tin cans, any cardboard, newspaper and white paper (not magazines), and "opaque"/translucent plastics from milk and OJ containers (NOT detergent-type of containers).
You may place TWO bulk items at the curb on EACH delivery day. Although the drivers "should" make a note to get it picked up, it's recommended that you call to schedule a bulk pickup at 863-284-4319.
Bins must be placed 3' from away the curb and 3' away from any object (like a mailbox -- but we don't have mailboxes, so no worries) to allow for the truck "arms" to come by. GARBAGE ONLY IS PICKED UP ON WEDNESDAYS.
More Details can be found on these videos from 9/13/17 "Coffee Talk" meeting with Polk County Waste Management: Part 1 HERE then Part 2 HERE.
A link to the garbage contract is HERE.
NOTE: When there's a Federal Holiday, recycling and/or garbage is picked up the next day.
R2R RESOURCE CENTER - (RESIDENT TO RESIDENT)
is located above the Bistro (open Monday thru Friday 9am – 12pm noon). The Center serves as the point of contact for CERT equipment to be loaned out. Also, monthly workshops are held on common, everyday topics like what to do before you call the handyman, how to service your golf cart, and the like.
to be directed to the R2R page directly.
- There are lots of roundabouts in Florida. Watch this video to explain how to use them. Main points: (1) When you're IN the roundabout, you should not have to slow down for those outside; they should yield to you. (2) When you're OUTSIDE the roundabout, yield to those inside by WAITING (yes, even for a golf cart) until it's safe to enter. (3) Stay off the center circle (truck apron) -- unless you're a huge truck, of course. Stay safe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMV02ReN0lo
- (Now known as the "Quick Guide to Your Solivita Life
.) For everything and anything you want to know about Solivita, read through the Solivita Handbook
(last updated May 2018).
- Having company? Getting a delivery? Make sure to register your "temporary" guests at the gate by clicking HERE
or leaving a message at 863-313-1314. You can even call our San Clemente gate (West Gate) directly at 863-496-1453. Please keep us all safe and don't register ANYONE as a "permanent" guest.
- We have all kinds of wildlife roaming the streets, not just our precious neighbors. PLEASE obey traffic laws and speed limits. Just for fun, take a look at what Solivita calls a "Speedbump." (See "Documents" section below.) Check out the "Photo Gallery" link on the top left to see pictures of our beautiful wildlife (and lots more). To learn about the wildlife you will see in Solivita, CLICK HERE
DEVELOPING STORIES AFFECTING SOLIVITANS
CLASSIFIEDS & RESIDENT HAPPENINGS
CLICK HERE for current classifieds and resident happenings. PLEASE REPORT RESIDENT HAPPENINGS AS YOU FIND OUT ABOUT THEM! LET'S SUPPORT OUR NEIGHBORS!
For more information about , please email our Neighborhood Captain, James (Jim) Cisek HERE. (Make sure to email him if you're not receiving our monthly Newsletter.)
If you see any typos or information you believe would be helpful to our neighbors on THIS site, please email 's Website Editor, Andrea Walen HERE.
Zone 1 – All of Bel Air, from 427 to 476 Bel Air – Sam & Joyce Ardillo, 452 Bel Air. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone 2 – Colony Orchard Ct, Mystic Hill Ct, 413 Pacific Ridge to 796 Pacific Rid Glenda Partin 422 Pacific Ridge. Email: email@example.com
Zone 3 – 514 San Joaquin to 582 San Joaquin - Chris Armstrong - 582 San Joaquin. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone 4 – 585 San Joaquin to 663 San Joaquin - Rosemary Venutolo, 639 San Joaquin. Email: R10255743@aol.com
Zone 5 – 668 San Joaquin to 754 San Joaquin, & Torrey Pines – Mike & Linda Andrews, 690 Torrey Pines. email: email@example.com
Zone 6 – 800 Pacific Ridge to 896 Pacific Ridge –Paul & Dale Roberts– 832 Pacific Ridge. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose of Neighborhood Ambassadors:
- To welcome new neighbors and assist them in acclimating to Central Florida and Solivita.
- To get new resident information from the new arrivals, and update current residents.
- To communicate important information about the neighborhood and Solivita, especially for those who don’t use email or the Internet.
- To identify potential problems (and solutions) that will affect the neighborhood.
- To encourage and personally invite neighbor participation in Verona events such as our meet and greets, luncheons, etc.
We have divided Verona into six “zones.” (See Map Above)
What's a Social Committee? It's the people in your neighborhood who are helping to plan and execute some fun Verona events. We'd love feedback from YOU! Have ideas? Feedback? Let us hear from you? Send an email HERE. At our next event, if you haven't aleady received one, you will be given a name tag lanyard. Please save it and bring it to each and every event.
Your Fun Social Committee Members (in alphabetical order):
- Andrea Walen
- Beverly Stairs
- Dale & Paul Roberts
- Denise Martin
- Hedy Flechner
- Jackie Barrett
- Jen Suarez
- Lee Egan
- Mayra Skeete
- Pam Stewart
- Renee O'Brien
- Tina Begleiter
- Who's next? .... we're always looking for more volunteers!
Are We Full Yet?
There are only a few lots left to be sold in before we're officially "SOLD OUT."