Monday, July 16, 2018

Pickle ball lessons - July 17 and 24 - 7 p.m.

 If any resident wants some pointers on how to play pickle ball, come to the renovated courts on Tuesday, July 17, and/or July 24 at 7 p.m.  Long time resident and experienced pickle ball player, Pam Meadors will offer basic instruction.  There has been talk about getting a neighborhood league started maybe one or two nights a week after we all become proficient!  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Our Tennis Courts are open -- refurbished, repainted and ready for play!

Dear fellow residents,

Good things come to those who wait, the adage goes. And that certainly was the case for our neighborhood tennis players with the opening this week of our newly repaired and repainted courts. And now both courts are marked for pickle ball -- one of the nation's fastest growing and most popular court sports! Swing by and check out the facilities, restored to the look of their glory days!

The Board knows the courts' temporary closure was an inconvenience, but it was necessary to address the huge (and unsafe) cracks that have developed over the years. Our ten-year capital improvement plan actually called for a complete removal and replacement, but we simply couldn't justify the five-figure expense for an asset that, unfortunately, has seen a decline in use in recent years. The condition of the courts might have had something to do with that, of course.

Thanks to the research of tennis maven and former President Harry Reibe, along with help from Board member Alice Miley, we contracted Outdoor Court Specialists (OSC) from Franklin, Ind., to take care of business. OSC ground out and filled all the cracks, completely repainted the entire surface, then restriped the playing areas for both tennis and pickle ball. The nets have been repaired and tightened, too.

For those interested in how to play pickle ball, resident Pam Day Meadors will give a free, basic introduction and rules instruction at the courts on Tuesday, July 17, and again on Tuesday, July 24. Join us!

The Eagle Nest Board

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Eagle Nest celebrates 4th with early party

Fifteen Eagle Nest kids and their parents celebrated the 4th of July early on Family Fun Night on June 28. With decorated bicycles, strollers and wagons, these patriotic residents  paraded down Teel Way and around Goldfinch Circle and back to the Clubhouse.

Afterward, more than 35 kids and adults enjoyed a hot dog dinner in the Clubhouse and out of the oppressive heat. Thanks to Sharon Reed, Helen Galvin, Brian and Brandy Schneider, and Tells Guzman for helping set up and clean up the dinner. Great community fun was had by all!

Submitted by Alice Miley

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Pool is ready for swimmers again -- just in time for the weekend heat

Fellow residents,

After a four-day closure to correct a chemical imbalance, the Eagle Nest Pool has reopened and is back in business for the rest of the summer swim season! That's welcome news, too, given temperatures are expected to hit the 90s this weekend.

We understand the closing may have been inconvenient for some, but balancing chlorine and stabilizer and other chemicals for a 200,000-gallon, 40-year-old facility such as ours can be a little tricky, especially when you have aging filtering systems and piping. And when the Marion County Health Department says it's time to close and stabilize the water, well, you don't have a choice.

Sure, we could have spent a day dumping more chemicals into the water in hopes things would rebalance, but there was no guarantee that would have worked. And that would have meant an even longer closure, so we decided to drain the facility -- one of the largest, private neighborhood pools in the city, by the way -- and start from scratch. That took some time.

A shoutout and special thanks goes to Pool Manager Susan Anderson and her staff for getting us back up and running again, and staying on top of the Health Department to test our facility the moment we were refilled and ready to go. Susan worked all hours for several days to drain, clean, refill and vacuum the facility, so please be sure to say thank you the next time you see her and her team.

For those who might feel cheated out of a week of access (one or two residents even took to social media suggesting a dues refund), keep in mind Eagle Nest routinely stays open several weeks after Labor Day, the traditional close for most public and private pools. We also opened on time Memorial Day weekend, and our pool is fully staffed with certified life guards seven days a week. Not all area neighborhood pools can say that. Just saying.

As always, the Board welcomes your suggestions/constructive criticism/compliments. You can find our contact information under the Contacts tab on the right side of the blog home page. A copy of our Pool rules is available under the Pool tab, too.

Thanks for your patience and understanding while we worked through this temporary maintenance issue. Enjoy the Pool (and don't forget your Pool tags!).

Scott Thien
Eagle Nest President

4th of July picnic to be in clubhouse tonight

  Because of the heat, we will have our 4th of July picnic in the clubhouse after the parade.  Meet at the clubhouse at 6 p.m. to decorate your bike, trike, stroller or wagon.  We'll have a short parade, and then have our traditional 4th of July hot dog dinner in the clubhouse at 6:30.  ENPOA is providing hot dogs, chips, and drinks, but we're counting on the residents to bring side dishes and desserts.  Remember that Jet's Pizza will not be here tonight, so enjoy the community of Eagle Nest in the cool clubhouse!

submitted by Alice Miley

Monday, June 25, 2018

Pool closed until further notice to correct chemical imbalance in water

Dear residents,

In preparation for the upcoming summer swim season and per requirements of the Marion County Health Department, our Pool is closed until further notice to correct a chemical imbalance in the water. Instead of simply dumping more chemicals into the water in hopes things will level off, we decided to pursue the best corrective and recommended action: partially drain and refill the pool during what is expected to be inclement weather in the early part of this week.

Our goal is to reopen before the hot temperatures arrive later this week, but it’s up to the Health Department when we can reopen. They will need to conduct a water quality first. In short, it’s necessary preventative maintenance to help ensure the safest swimming experience possible. Watch the blog and our Facebook page for updates on reopening. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 
The Eagle Nest Board

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Early Fourth of July Celebration- June 28

Eagle Nest will continue its tradition of celebrating the Fourth of July at our Thursday Family Night at the pool when the pool is open later for residents.  We will gather at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at the front of the clubhouse to decorate bikes, wagons, and strollers with patriotic streamers. We'll have a short parade down Teel Way, and then proceed to the pool area where ENPOA will provide hot dogs and buns, chips, and drinks for a 4th picnic at 6:30 p.m.  Residents are asked to provide any kind of side dish.  This will be the only Thursday this summer that Jet's Pizza will NOT be here.
Come and eat some hot dogs, and celebrate our great country!

submitted by Alice Miley