Archive for 2009

January 2010

A New Year:  In A “New” World? It’s hard to believe that we are, once again, on the brink of a new decade.  This young century has seen its share of excitement.  At the end of 1999 the world anxiously awaited the new century, wondering if our technology could handle the change.  It did.  As […]

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December 2009

“Welcome Christmas, Bring Your Cheer” One of the greatest old Christmas cartoons is Dr. Seuss’s, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.  We are borrowing a line from the good doctor’s classic story for our title and we thank him for penning it. There really is no other time of year that’s like Christmas.  It’s a time […]

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November 2009

Johanna Woods Salutes Our Veterans   On November 11th each year, our nation officially recognizes the men and women who have served in our armed forces.  For too many Americans, this day passes each year with little notice.  We live our lives, enjoying the peace and prosperity that has been purchased for us without ever fully […]

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October 2009

New Web Design Rolls Out Johanna Woods initially launched our web-site in July of 2000. Since then we have kept it updated, but have not “over-hauled” it – until now. If we have not gone “live” with our new site by the time this newsletter goes out, we hope to do so very shortly. One […]

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September 2009

Home Re-Inspections In Progress! When was the last time you drove through a trailer park? Some would argue that Johanna Woods is a trailer park, but if that is your view, we would suggest that you have not been in very many real trailer parks. There are many factors that contribute to the making of […]

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August 2009

It’s All In A Day’s Work The Johanna Woods maintenance crew works hard around the community to keep up with the chores that demand their attention everyday. Lawn care for the common areas consumes a good portion of their time in the summer months, but that’s just a small part of maintaining Johanna Woods. Because […]

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JULY 2009

A Lawful Birthday Celebration Our country celebrates its 223rd year on July 4th! Let the celebrations and fireworks begin-but make sure you have a permit and and are only discharging fireworks in accordance with the laws of the City of Broken Arrow. It is illegal to discharge fireworks inside the city limits and ALL of […]

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JUNE 2009

What’s in Your Backyard? Have you ever noticed how the homes in Johanna Woods are positioned on the lots? Most of the homes are set so that the front doors don’t face the street. This is one of the big differences between our community and site-built home communities and is probably due, in large part, […]

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MAY 2009

Summertime Anyone? It’s finally getting warmer! It’s been a cool year so far, so maybe it won’t be a scorcher this year. As summer approaches, the streets start filling up with kids who just want to have fun! School will be out soon and activity all around Johanna Woods will be increasing. Our community is […]

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APRIL 2009

Tragedy Touches Johanna Woods Just before daylight on Tuesday morning, March 17th, two residents of Johanna Woods became involved in a struggle that ended the life of one and left the other critically wounded. During the hours and days immediately afterward, fears, questions and speculation were plentiful. We may never fully understand what happened that […]

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MARCH 2009

Preparing for Spring The arrival of Spring brings ìnew lifeî to our world and community. Flowers bloom, trees and grass turn green again, temperatures warm and sunny days grow longer! What a wonderful time of year. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could enjoy Spring without the winds and the threat of severe weather? No […]

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FEBRUARY 2009

With the arrival of Spring, we will be doing our annual 4-sided inspections on each home. This process has proven to be very important to the overall appearance of the community. By staying on top of home improvements year after year, we hope that most repairs this year will be minor. If the downturn in […]

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JANUARY 2009

A New Year…With New Trouble Ahead? Not a very positive sounding headline is it? The economic news of the last couple of months, however, forces us to conclude that 2009 could be very challenging. The start of a new year is typically a time to look ahead and make adjustments to how we live, to […]

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