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The Orchards @ Anderson Heights Homeowners' Blog

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

New enTrust Association Manager

Please be advised that Pat Parkinson no longer works for enTrust - our new (interim) Association Manager is Cindy Lewis McCormick. Please contact Cindy for anything you need. You call enTrust's Continue Reading

Bus Stop

I see that the bus stop has been moved back to the corner of Frazier Lane and Duerson Trail. We live in the corner house where the bus stops. As you can see we have a very low 3ft. wall. The children Continue Reading

Community Yard Sale – Aug 9th, 2014

Community Yard Sale – Aug 9th, 2014

Join the Orchards Community in a Community-Wide Yard Sale! The gates will be held open Saturday morning for guests to come and visit your yard sale! Continue Reading

Pie In The Park – National Night Out

Neighbors, Come to the Park at 7PM and have a slice of pie from New Mexico Pie Company! There are only a few delicious pie, so first come, first serve! On the first Tuesday of August, Continue Reading

Home burglary

Hello everyone, I just wanted to warn all of you that our neighborhood has had another break in. I don't know how long it has been since the last one but a few nights ago(7/10/13) I came home to my Continue Reading

Broken playground

A couple of weeks ago I took my kids to the playground and noticed that several of the original security bolts have started to come loose and others have fallen completely and have been replaced by Continue Reading

Orchards HOA Annual Meeting – November 17th, 1pm @ the Orchards Park!

The Annual Meeting for the Orchards HOA will be held at our own park this year. The BoD's goal is to get as many people as possible to show up so we decided to make a few changes... location, day 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

Orchards 2013 Budget

Neighbors, The Board of Directors has unanimously approved the budget for 2013.  There will be an important announcement regarding our 2013 assessments at the Annual Meeting. We encourage 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

Orchards 2012 Survey Results – Download Available!

Orchards 2012 Survey Results – Download Available!

Hello Neighbors, The 1st ever Orchards survey has come to an end. Thank you to all those who took the time to respond - you are now entered to win one of five $20 Visa gift cards. The winners will 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 Orchards Newsletter – Issue 1

Hello, You should have received the first ever Orchards newsletter.  Please check your mailbox or if you want, you can download it here: Many thanks to Mark for putting it Continue Reading

Dogs Barking

If you have a dog, I am begging you from one neighbor to another--please please please control its barking when the sun is down. I am a mom of three very young kids, and nothing upsets me more than Continue Reading

The Orchards @ Anderson Heights 2012 Survey – Win a $20 gift card!!

Neighbors, The Orchards at Anderson Heights HOA Board is conducting a survey in order to help us make decisions regarding future expenditures.   This survey will serve a two-fold purpose: a) We Continue Reading

Kids ringing doorbells

Our family is new to the community and have already experienced kids that are doing things that are inappropriate. Back in July was our first experience, at about 11:30pm we heard the doorbell ring Continue Reading

Bernalillo County Neighborhood Newsletter

Bernalillo County Neighborhood Newsletter Volume III, Issue 9, September 2012 Note: In-Post viewer may not work on all browsers. Continue Reading

Vendor Fair and Pool Party on May 19th at the Orchards Park! Hamburgers & Hotdogs!

Orchards Residents: Food, Fun Jump, Landscaping Vendors of all kinds at the Orchards Pool opens! According to the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (aka the CC&Rs), all unlanscaped Continue Reading

Pool Construction Complete!

Pool Construction Complete!

Neighbors, The re-decking and shade projects are complete - only clean up remains! Here's a shot I took yesterday during the final Continue Reading

Wind Damage At the Park

Wind Damage At the Park

Neighbors, Last week we had some very powerful winds that took down one of the trees at the park.  The landscaping folks are going to be removing it this week.   Chris President - Continue Reading

Progress on the pool decking

Progress on the pool decking

Neighbors, The pool is currently undergoing some maintanence - the tiles around the pool are getting replaced, all the concrete around the pool is being replace and the shade structures are Continue Reading

The High Co$t of Vandalism

Neighbors, The cost of vandalism is rising in the Orchards.  We aren't 4 months into 2012 and we have paid $13,359.00 in gate repairs, lock repairs and graffiti removal.  This is a serious Continue Reading

Getting more speedbumps?

We are growing increasingly more concerned about the speed at which people drive east on Humphries to where it turns north and becomes Vanhorne Way. People fly down that street and it's scary because Continue Reading

Road Cracks – Sealed

Road Cracks – Sealed

Earlier in the fall, the Board approved the sealing of all asphalt cracks in our community. As you could imagine, sealing the streets is important to ensure the roads have a long Continue Reading

Wall Petition

Back in September, many homeowners signed a petition asking the HOA to help us find a solution to raise our perimeter walls. As I understand it, the issue is still being researched. However, I have Continue Reading

Light pole on Duerson and Fencik

I had sent this to enTrust already via "Contact Us" from the main page.  We happened to notice, this morning, that the light pole on the corner of Fencik and Duerson is leaning to one side, towards Continue Reading

Security Patrols For Halloween Weekend

The Orchards Board of Directors has approved security patrols for Halloween weekend and on Halloween. The security patrols will be monitoring the community for unusual behavior and any kind of Continue Reading

Halloween Potluck Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Hello, I'm reaching out again to find out if anyone is interested in helping out, or even attending the Halloween Potluck for 2011? Leave a comment here or on the Halloween 2011 page... let us Continue Reading

Mayor Richard J. Berry’s Neighborhood Forum – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011

Parking is free at the Civic Plaza Underground Parking Garage. Enter off Marquette Street. RSVP to Patrick Montoya at 505-924-3908 Click here to download the letter from the City of Continue Reading

Irresponsible Individuals.

I would like to state my disgust to the Individual's that decided it would be a good idea to drive around the neighborhood and egg as many vehicles as possible in the middle of the night on 07-13-11, Continue Reading

Fireworks in the Orchards… in ABQ… in NM.

Hi, As we all know, there are many, many fire dangers out there right now because of our dry weather... I received a notice from the City of Albuquerque that states the following: CONTACT: Continue Reading

Fireworks

While eating dinner last night, a large bottle rocket landed on our patio within a foot of the door. Has everything the Govenor has been asking falling on deaf ears? Is it asking too much for those Continue Reading

President’s Corner – Revised June 17, 2011

SUNSCREEN -or- How to say, "I'm sorry." As the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It was with those good intentions in mind that this whole thing began. Let me begin Continue Reading

How To Start A Neighborhood Watch

Thank you to the Office of Neighborhood Coordination and Mr. Steve Sink of the Albuquerque Police Department for providing this information! You or a neighbor decides to host an initial Continue Reading

START Project – Lead by APD

Hello, I got word from Bill Jackson of the Albuquerque Police Department that the Strategic Targeted Area Response Team (START) Project is starting. Bill writes: The START program will be Continue Reading

What to do about speeding?

Hello, We've all seen it…the car that speeds down the street or the van that almost hit some kids because the driver didn’t even slow down for the stop sign. We know that APD isn’t going to Continue Reading

14 year old on Gentry arrested for burglarizing neighbor’s home

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/local/central/14-year-old-arrested-for-burglary-dr I know we have all felt like some of our issues with theft have been from within the walls, and now we know that at Continue Reading

***Cancelled*** Notice of Member Meeting: Anderson Heights Master Association – 2010

The meeting has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for more information.  From enTrust: Annual Meeting on December 15th at 6:30 pm at Atrisco Heritage High School. Continue Reading

The Orchards Park Lights

Hello all you Homeowners & Renters in Orchards land! The HOA Board is excited to announce that the removal of the old and damaged park bollards has been recently given the green light.  In Continue Reading

Halloween 2010!

Hello, It's that time to begin planning for the Halloween Potluck. If you would like to help, please comment on the Halloween 2010 page and let us know. We would also like everyone's input Continue Reading

Save The Date – 2nd Annual Orchards Halloween Potluck

Hello, Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 31st, 2010 for the 2nd Annual Orchards Potluck. We are going to shoot for a repeat of last year's gathering.  As usual, your input is very Continue Reading

Article about KB building in our community from ABQ Journal

Sunday, August 22, 2010 Building To Order By Story Jane Mahoney For the Journal ... Currently at The Orchards at Anderson, seven floor plans are available, three of which are open daily as Continue Reading

KB’s Grand Opening

Hello all you homeowners & renters in Orchards land! Just wanted to let everyone know that KB will be having their Grand Opening of the model homes and subsequently the viewing of the model Continue Reading

No timeline on memorial for West Mesa murder victims

This story posted today on the New Mexico Independent's web site http://newmexicoindependent.com/58486/no-timeline-on-memorial-for-west-mesa-murder-victims Continue Reading

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Hello, ...more like, happy 5th of July :) Did you see the Orchards fireworks show last night?! Wow there were a lot of fireworks.  I hope it was a safe and fun holiday for everyone.  I wanted Continue Reading

Tagging and Gate

It appears the local teens and tweens are bored. I saw at least two mail boxes that are tagged. One on the corner of Duerson and Humphries...the other right in fron of our house on Humphries. Also Continue Reading

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