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Greetings neighbors!

I look around and I can't help but feel fortunate. Fortunate to live in such a safe in beautiful community. And,  fortunate to live in a community that is comprised of such loving and caring people!  I had the pleasure and honor to witness this firsthand this past Saturday.

But first, I have a confession to make. This was  the first time that I had the pleasure of attending an OFS community cleanup. I had no idea what I was missing! As always, Beautification co-chairs Patty Yantz and Grace Caden did not disappoint and organized a fantastic event where a group of dedicated volunteers came together with one goal in mind: to help maintain the beauty of Old Field South.

Over the course of two hours, in this wonderful spirit of community, people worked together, side-by-side to clean up the border of the island located at Intervale and Southgate.  Thank you Patty and Grace for organizing such a fantastic event!  And, thank you to all who came and devoted their effort and time to help. OFS is better place to live because of your selflessness and generosity!
Later on, at 11 AM, a beautiful tree dedication and memorial service was held at Southgate and Robinwood for longtime OFS resident Beruria Stroke. The weather could not have been more perfect. As the sun climbed ever higher and birds chirped, residents shared their beautiful and touching stories of Beruria.

Sadly, as a fairly new OFS resident, I did not have the pleasure or honor of meeting this incredible woman. Nevertheless, from all of the beautiful stories that were shared, it is clear that Beruria was not a woman who merely survived the unfathomable horrors of the holocaust, while evading the Gestapo. Rather, Beruria was a woman who had a zest for life and learned, despite the horrors that she witnessed and suffered, to thrive throughout her life up until the very end. Old Field South was fortunate to have her as a resident and we are saddened to say goodbye.

As you walk by the island at Southgate and Robinwood,  take notice of the beautiful red Maple. May it grow for future generations to enjoy and may the memory of Beruria live on.

A special thanks to Grace Caden and Patty Yantz for organizing the event, to Patty and John Yantz for selecting the beautiful tree and doing the hard physical labor of preparing the site and to Barbara and Nino Beltrami for sharing, so eloquently, such beautiful memories.

To those of you who were unable to attend either event, please consider joining your neighbors in the future. You will not regret it. 

Humbly yours,

Kevin Mulligan & the entire OFSPOA Board

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