Emergency Preparedness

Holiday Safe Food Handling and Preparation The food supply in the U.S. is among the safest in the world. However, the federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of food-borne illness annually, resulting in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths each year. Although most people will recover from a food-borne illness within a short period of time, some are at higher risk for developing food-born illness including pregnant women, young children, older adults and people with weakened immune systems. Four steps to remember for safe food handling are: clean, separate, cook and chill.

1. Clean

• Wash hands and work surface often. Hands should be washed with warm water and soap for 20 seconds.

• Wash cutting boards, dishes, utensils and counter tops with hot soapy water after preparing each food item.

• Use disposable cloths or paper towels to clean kitchen surfaces.

• Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under running tap water, scrub firm produce with a clean produce brush.

• Do not rinse raw meat and poultry before cooking.

• Remember to clean can lids before opening.

2. Separate

• Separate raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs in grocery shopping cart, bags and refrigerator.

• Use a separate cutting board for fresh produce and raw meats, poultry and seafood.

• Never place cooked food on a plate that previously held raw meat, poultry and seafood.

3. Cook

• Always use a food thermometer to ensure the safety of the cooked products. Color and texture are unreliable indicators of food safety.

• Foods must be cooked to a safe internal temperature to destroy any harmful bacteria.

• Always bring sauces, soups and gravy to a boil when reheating.

4. Chill

• Refrigerate or freeze foods within two hours of cooking or purchasing.

• Divide large amounts of leftovers into shallow containers for quicker cooling in the refrigerator.

• Never thaw food at room temperature on the counter. Thawing should be done in the refrigerator, cold water or microwave.

• Leftovers are safe for four days in the refrigerator. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that there have been many turkey fryer related fires, burns, explosions or carbon monoxide poisoning incidents since 2002 and discourages the use of turkey fryers at home. Being a smart party host or guest should include being sensible about alcoholic drinks. Use “designated drivers,” people who do not drink, to drive other guests home after a holiday party. Emergency Preparedness Committee hopes you have a safe and healthy holiday season.


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Free Movie Night Nov 17

The feature for Free Movie Night in the Great Oak Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17, will be “Jackie.” Fifty-four years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this film presents a view not seen by the public at the time. “Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a portrait of the First Lady as she fights to establish her husband’s legacy—and define her own.” A cash bar and free popcorn will be available during the movie. Reservations required. Call Dianne @ 703-743-1453 or Darlene @ 703-743-2291, or e-mail [email protected] aol.com, with name and number attending, by noon Friday, November 17.

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Common Area Flag Project

The Patriots Club, which is a Chartered Heritage Hunt Club, would like to install three flag poles to display the American, Virginia and Heritage Hunt flags. They are raising private funds for the purchase, installation and maintenance of these units for one year. After year one, the HOA would assume responsibility for the flag units. The Club approached the Board on this issue in January of 2017. As this deals with Common area, the Board requested that the Grounds Committee work with the Patriots Club and bring to the Board by the end of 2017 a recommendation on whether or not to install the flags and if so at what location . The Patriots Club prefers that the Flags be at the front gate behind the stone wall in the median. The Grounds Committee brought to the Board their recommendations in late September. They asked the Board to support the flag project and recommended a location. As this is not a normal Common area donation (such as Donate a Tree, Donate a Bench or Adopt a Spot, which is a standardized landscape bed) but a permanent structure, the Board would like to hear from the Community on this issue.

We would like to request the community’s input on whether or not you support this idea, and if so, whether you would like to see the flags at the front gate location. Your Board welcomes comments to us by November 26 via e-mail to [email protected] and/or attend the November 13 or 28 scheduled Board meetings and speak in resident comment time.

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August Weekend Diner

Full dinner menu is also available.



Lobster Bisque $8

Cream, lobster, and sherry.


fish and Chip Basket

$16 Beer battered cod, house cut fries, and tarter sauce.

Spaghetti Carbonara

$16 Pancetta, peas, egg, and cream.


Bourbon Bread Pudding $6

Grandkids Day SUN, August 7

Snow Cones, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Dunk Tank, Sack Races, Three Legged Races, Tug of War, Airbrush Tattoos, and DJ Music.

Registration and outdoor pool open at 10:00 a.m. Outdoor pool available for Grandkids Day attendees only 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. No guest passes required.


Hamburgers | Chicken Nuggets | Corn Dogs | Ranch Chips Fruit Salad | Macaroni Salad | Worms in Dirt | Cookies

$21 adults | $15 kids 6-12 | $5 kids 5 & under

Reservations open July 1 through August 1. Please complete a blue reservation form or visit the club’s website. https://heritagehunt.wufoo.com/forms/grandkids-day-august-7-2016/

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Contact Jill Peterson at [email protected] | 703-743-1757, or Thomas Morrison at [email protected] | 301-529-0058.

Heritage Hunt Club Championship Friday & Saturday, June 17 & 18


Friday & Saturday, June 17 and 18 (9:00 a.m.) Shotgun Start


Individual Stroke Play. Championship Flight Winner for Men and Overall Winner for Women will be determined by 2-day gross score. All other flight winners will be determined by 2-day net score. There will also be net prizes in the Men’s Championship Flight.


Championship Flight plays Blue Tees. Other Men’s Flights play White Tees. Women’s Flights play Red Tees. Seniors with 14.0 index or higher that play 75% of rounds from the Gold Tees may elect to play the Gold Tees. Open to Heritage Hunt Residents, Platinum, and Siver Members only. You must have a current Heritage Hunt Handicap to play. Limited to the first 120 players.


Entry fee is $20.00 plus usual greens and cart fees. Includes2 drink tickets and complimentary coffee. (All cancellations within 24 hours of tournament start will be charged $20.)


Contact the Golf Shop at 703-743-1000. Sign Up Deadline is Wednesday, June 15.


Monday, June 20