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The Orchards @ Anderson Heights Homeowners' Blog

The Official blog of The Orchards @ Anderson Heights – made by homeowners, for homeowners

Orchards Movie In The Park Event: Pictures and Survey Results

Hello Neighbors, Thank you to all those who came out on Saturday for 2014's 2nd Movie in the Park event! It looks like everyone enjoyed pizza from Papa Murphy's Pizza, all the snacks, lovely Continue Reading

Survey Results – Topic: Safety and Security

Hello, Here's the post where we can discuss safety and security issues here in the Orchards. The images above shows the responses for whether or not you would pay additional assessments for Continue Reading

Survey Results – Topic: Committees

Hello, Here are more results from the survey. As you probably already know, those committees currently do not exist... so, if you were one of the respondents who said they would like to Continue Reading

Survey Results – Topic: HOA Role, Responsibility & Value

Neighbors, Here's a Post to start the discussion on the Orchards Homeowners Association role and responsibility it has with regards to our community - this is also a place where we can discuss why Continue Reading

The Orchards @ Anderson Heights 2012 Survey – Now Closed!

Thank you to all who have responded to the 1st ever, Orchards Survey.  Stay tuned for the results and discussion threads in the next couple of days. Those of you who filled out the survey are Continue Reading

Halloween Potluck 2012! Saturday, October 27th, 2012!

Hello, It's that time to begin planning for the 3rd Annual Orchards Halloween Potluck! If you would like to help, please comment on the Halloween 2012 page and let us know how.  If you plan Continue Reading



The blog will reach over 1000 comments today!!! Since August 16, 2009 the site has been up and running - enabling homeowners, renters, The Board and our property management company to communicate Continue Reading

Site Registration Issues – Resolved

Hello, It was recently brought to my attention that people were having issues with the registration process on the blog. At this time, I believe the issues have been resolved. If you notice any Continue Reading

The Orchards Blog 3.0

Hello, I'm happy to see that after one year of the site going up that it's still going strong. In celebration of the 1 year anniversary, I wanted to make some changes to the site to keep it Continue Reading

The Orchards Blog – Maintenance

Hello, You may notice the menu above looks a little different. In an on going effort to keep the site easy to use and fresh with content, I will be making modifications and changing things around Continue Reading

Google Analytics As Of July 5th, 2010

I wanted to share some statistics taken from August 1st, 2009 to July 5, 2010.  Google Analytics has been tracking information almost since the very beginning of the Orchards Blog. In the Continue Reading

www.theorchardsblog.net en español!

www.theorchardsblog.net en español!

Hello, Thanks to Melissa for the idea!  I just finished setting up a couple of links to direct people, who prefer to read the blog in Spanish, to a Google Translate site.  You can click on the Continue Reading

How to get the word out… (Poll Closed)

I'm starting this discussion on a new Post... It was brought up by another homeowner earlier today. How do we get the word out to residents who don't frequent the blog?? Are they not frequenting Continue Reading

New iPhone/iPod Touch Interface

New iPhone/iPod Touch Interface

Hello, Over the past few days I've been working on a new interface for the blog when viewing with an iPhone or iPod Touch. The mobile theme is supposed to be optimized for iPhones/iPod Touches Continue Reading

500+ Comments

500+ Comments

The blog has reached over 500 comments today!!! Since August 16, 2009 the site has been up and running - enabling homeowners, renters, The Board and our association management companies to Continue Reading

‘Community Wide Garage Sale! March 20th and 21st’ Discussion Has Moved!

The discussion has moved to the 'Community Events & Photos' section - Please go to http://www.theorchardsblog.net/events-2/community-wide-garage-sale-march-20th-and-21st/ to comment. Continue Reading

How To Leave A Comment

How To Leave A Comment

Some of you may not know what all that stuff is at the bottom of each Post. Here is a diagram showing what field is does what. Figure 1. Descriptions from the Top Down.... You can enter Continue Reading

Website Registration Enhancements

Hi, The website has been inundated with phony user registrations that it has become a bit of a problem. I have already implemented a new Registration page that is suppose to stop the fake Continue Reading

Subscribe to this blog

Some of you may not be aware - you can sign up to receive daily digest emails for Posts or Comments. Please go to the Subscribe page to sign up for Comments, Posts or both. You will need to Continue Reading

Downloads Page has been updated!

Please check out the downloads page for the Master Association and Orchards Subassociation CC&Rs, Bylaws, Meeting Minutes and other documents.  You must be a registered user to download files.  Continue Reading



I was having a few issues with the Subscribe2 plug-in that allowed folks to subscribe to a daily digest email - I liked it because it was highly customizable and easy, but it doesn't work. I've been Continue Reading


Hello First-timers, Thank you! to the following people for passing out invites to all ~390 homes!!! Margo, Donovan, Robert, Monica, LeAnn and Waldo - thank you so much for your help! What are Continue Reading

New Page Added: Crime

I added a new page today... it's under "Discussions".  Please check it out and join the discussion! chris Continue Reading

The Orchards Blog v2!

!Welcome! to the new, official website of The Orchards.  This site still uses WordPress technology and free code - you will notice additional features, functionality and content.  The Navigation Continue Reading



Hello, Our inspiration for starting this site was simple, to get people talking.  To try to open new lines of communication between neighbors and the Board. I wasn't able to make it to the Continue Reading

Tell the Orchards about your Home Business or Service!

On the Classifieds page you can let everyone know you have a yard sale, or something for sale... you can let the Orchards know if you offer any Services as well! Go to Continue Reading

Blog Stats – New

Blog Stats – New

Hello, We had our best day on the site yesterday… beat the old record by 1! Continue Reading

Events page added

Check out the Events page to find out about community events. :) Continue Reading

Blog Stats

Blog Stats

Hello, Here are the views per day since the site was created... As you can see, views are tapering off - Next time you see your neighbor, maybe you can ask them if they've been to the site. chris Continue Reading

A New Page!

Hello - I created a new page called Neighborhood Association to host the conversation of starting an NA and starting a Neighborhood Watch group. -chris Continue Reading

Grand opening

Hello - welcome to TheOrchards.WordPress.com!  My family and I decided that we would create this site/blog to enable the community to share ideas, thoughts, concerns, and any thing else you have in Continue Reading

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Links - Education

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  • APS Albuquerque Public Schools
  • CNM Central NM Community College
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