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 2016 Belloise Woodlands Easter Egg Hunt

WoodlandsTo All Our Woodlands Easter Egg Hunt Patrons,

The Board of Directors has decided that public events held on the overflow parking lot is not in their best interest and will no longer permit these events to take place.

We are trying to locate a suitable venue for future Easter Egg Hunts and will inform you if we locate a location.

Until then, it has been our privilege and pleasure to bring you the Easter Egg Hunt and other events for over 10 years. Watching our Woodlands' children grow up and some even bringing their children to this event has been a joy.

We hope to be able to announce a new location soon. Until then, have a very Happy Easter.

Beth, Chris, and the entire Belloise Tropical Realty Team

Article submitted by Editor Posted by Editor on Sunday, March 13, 2016

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WoodlandsApril also brings a SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS to be held on TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 6:30 P.M. at the GHWA CLUBHOUSE.

The purpose of the meeting is to allow members to vote on proposed Amendments to the Declaration of Protective Covenants and the Bylaws.

Please click on the "Read Story" link below to view proposed changes:

Article submitted by Editor Posted by Editor on Sunday, April 20, 2014

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 Woodlands Off Duty Patrol Pays Off

WoodlandsFor the past several months the Gulf Harbors Woodlands Association has hired off-duty Pasco Sheriff Deputies to patrol their community for added security through a program offered by the Sheriff Department which provides off-duty deputies in marked patrol cars.

On January 30, 2014 at 1:12 am an arrest was made. The off duty officer stopped a suspicious vehicle occupied by a white male and white female. When asked why the subjects were stopped in front of an address on Lawrence Lane with no lights on, the subjects advised, “We were just looking at the houses in here. They are so pretty and big.”

The officer then observed what appeared to be several pieces of opened and unopened mail, including several USPS boxes, throughout the back seat and rear area of the vehicle in plain view.

Please be diligent in getting your mail or consider possibly getting a locking mail box. You may want to avoid leaving mail for pickup in your mailbox over night.

The Woodlands' choice to go with paid Sheriff patrols rather than a private security firm has paid off. Security firms cannot stop, question or arrest suspicious vehicles only report them.

Article submitted by Editor Posted by Editor on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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 New Trash Service Days For Woodlands


Beginning December 2ND, Woodlands' Trash Pickup days are MONDAY & THURSDAY.


Beginning December 11TH, Woodlands' RECYCLING PICKUP will be the 2ND and 4TH WEDNESDAYS of each month.

Article submitted by Editor Posted by Editor on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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 Burglars Caught Thanks To Neighbors & Sheriff!

WoodlandsSeems that crime doesn't pay in GHW these days. Just ask the two suspects that were apprehended within minutes of trying to burglarize a Marine Parkway home two weeks ago.

The suspects, who jumped into the canal to evade Sheriff ’s Deputies who arrived in the community in time to find the suspects still at the property, were tracked on foot and by boat to the mangroves off Rickover cul-de-sac, where they were quickly apprehended.

This was all due to the swift action of neighbors who observed a suspicious vehicle at the property and two males walking to the back of the home. They immediately contacted Pasco Sheriff ’s Office. The Sheriff ’s response was fast and well-organized as deputies fanned out in the community to track the suspects and take them into custody without incident. Thanks to all involved for a great job!

Article submitted by Editor Posted by Editor on Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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 “Hurricane Cutting” Harms Palms!

WoodlandsOnce again hurricane season is upon us. It is time to stock our emergency supplies and review our evacuation plans. As part of this preparation, many people mistakenly think that hurricane cutting their palms will help them withstand high winds; but the opposite is true.

“Hurricane Cutting” involves removing all but the top 4-5 fronds from a palm. Often these remaining few fronds are then cut short. Palms, like all plants, receive nutrition from its leaves through photosynthesis. Excessive removal of fronds can lead to slow starvation. Symptoms include weakening of the trunk, causing it to become narrower at the top like a pencil top; and reduced resistance to disease and insects.

Pruning also reduces shade and increases the need for irrigation. Palms have only one growing point at the crown. If this is destroyed, the plant will die.

Dried brown fronds may be removed without harming the palm. Yellow fronds are still feeding the plant, and should not be removed. If you wish to prune a palm, at a minimum, leave all the fronds above the 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock horizontal. No more than one-third of all fronds should be removed at one time. Never climb a palm with spikes or puncture the trunk in any way. Open wounds can invite pests and disease.

The ONLY time hurricane cutting is appropriate is when a palm is transplanted. Minimizing its metabolism reduces the stress caused by transplanting, whereas hurricane cutting established palms increases their stress.

If your palm has yellow fronds, it is removing deficient nutrients like potassium and magnesium from older fronds to nourish younger fronds. Adding palm fertilizer with the proper minerals can supplement this deficiency. Palms cannot live on vitamin and mineral supplements alone, they need the food created by the leaves. Healthy fronds, proper watering and fertilizing will help keep palms strong through hurricane-force winds.

Article submitted by Editor Posted by Editor on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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 2013 Woodlands Easter Egg Hunt

Woodlands The Belloise Family held their 10th Annual Woodlands' Easter Egg Hunt this past Saturday, March 30th. Over 100 Children and adults came out to enjoy the company of their neighbors and to have fun in the warm sun!

For 10 years straight the weather has been perfect for the event where children compete to grab over 2000 stuffed eggs, prizes, and other goodies strewn across Woodlands' Field.

The spoon-egg and sack race competitions by age groups were great fun to watch as was the always entertaining adult sack race!

Peter Cottontail came for a visit to hand out even more goodies to the excited children!

Everyone enjoyed the free event with DJ'ed music, food & drink, and lots of laughs!

The Belloise Family extends their thanks to all who came out and the friends who always helped make this event the success it is!

See more photos in our GulfHarborsLife Gallery!

Theresa Paterson of Out Of The Box Photography took a lot of amazing photos of the event. You can see these photos at Theresa Paterson Photos.

Article submitted by Editor Posted by Editor on Sunday, March 31, 2013

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 Woodlands’ Historical Photos Wanted

WoodlandsAre you one of the original or long-time residents of the Woodlands? Do you remember when there were only a few homes completed in our wonderful community? Do you know any of the original residents who might have moved but still stay in touch with you? If so, we are looking to gather as many photos of our community as possible from way-back when so we can digitally scan them and preserve them in a new historical document for future community members.

Photos of work being completed on any of the homes, roads, clubhouse, pool, and Yacht Club would be great. We’d also like to preserve any of your boating and fishing photos from the early years too! Do you have a picture of your proud new 1978 cabin cruiser by your new dock and home? Send it! We will take excellent care of the photos during the scanning process and ensure your photos are returned to you with care. In return, we will also provide a CD ROM disc for you with the digital versions of your images absolutely free!

Please drop off your photos to the Woodlands' Office with your contact information and the story behind each of your photos. For example, “Here’s Jim Smith next to our 1980 Chris Craft Sport Cruiser, O’ Lucky Day, holding the first of many grouper he caught.” Make sure you give us addresses and approximate dates and don’t forget to let us know where to return your treasured photos!

Article submitted by Editor Posted by Editor on Friday, January 4, 2013

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WoodlandsLast month Ray noticed a large object floating passed his dock on the North Channel and immediately thought what a potential danger and hazard it could be to neighbors’ boats and docks on the canal. Ray jumped into action, hauling and securing the monstrosity to his dock while he endeavored to contact local authorities to retrieve it and dispose of it safely. For days Ray tried unsuccessfully to get assistance from sheriff ’s department, marine unit, fish & wildlife unit, and private haulers, but no one seemed able to assist. Ray persevered though, refusing to release the object and potential danger back into the canal. Then, just when all seemed hopeless, enter…

GOOD NEIGHBOR, ROGER ANDERSON of the Coast Guard Auxiliary GHWA contacted Roger in an effort to see if he might be able to assist or point us in the right direction. Roger responded immediately! He contacted Ray and made quick arrangements to assess the situation and then followed through by personally teaming up with Ray to remove the object to safety.

Thanks to Ray and Roger for going above and beyond!

Article submitted by Editor Posted by Editor on Saturday, March 31, 2012

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 Woodlands Members Propose Sex Offender Deed Restrictions

WoodlandsWoodlands residents recently drafted additions to their deed restrictions requiring homeowners who lease their homes to conduct a criminal background check and to refuse leases to any prospect tenant who has been convicted of or has pleaded no-contest to sexual offense charges.

Members believe the proposed deed restriction addition would

Article submitted by Editor Posted by Editor on Monday, October 12, 2009

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