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The Deercreek Country Club Owner's Association strives to provide information and organization for the many residents of Deercreek. Feel free to look around and find out who we are and what we do.

Make sure to take a look at our calendar and come out to meet some of your fellow residents at our community events.



Welcome New Residents 

Prajith Balakrishnan & Sharmila Sumangala
9933 Orchard Hills Road

Daniel McMahon & Jeralyn Naporski
11159 Chester Lake Road West

We Say Goodbye 

Patricia Bronsard

Steve and Debby Lazoff

News and Updates

  • Shamrock Scramble

    Thank you, Deercreek, for making the 2016 DWA Shamrock Scramble an incredible success! The ladies, lads and leprechauns who played in the event were so lucky to have a perfectly beautiful day. Due to the overwhelming generosity of the sponsors along with ticket and raffle sales, the DWA was able to raise “a pot of gold” over $4000 to support local charities!


  • The View April 2016

    Rebecca Phillips and Charles Walker
    8266 Persimmon Hill Lane

    The home at 8266 Persimmon Hill Lane is filled with color as shown with
    crotons, lantana, society garlic, miniature pink azaleas, pansies, and calibrachoa. The beds are individually trimmed with the same pavers as the driveway and make a dramatic statement. A stately live oak tree is in the center of the beautifully paved driveway. Also included in the plant selection are viburnum, mandellas, crepe myrtle, and sago palms.

    A lot of thought was put into the flower beds, pavers and landscape presentation.Thank you Rebecca and Charles for this beautiful addition to the Deercreek community.


  • Literary Circle May 2016

    In May we will be reading an interesting novel called Delicious by Ruth Reichl. Ms. Reichl was Editor in chief of Gourmet magazine for 10 years. She is a born storyteller and now with this magical debut novel, she has created a sumptuous realized world that will enchant you.

    In the novel Billie Breslin has traveled far from her home in California to take a job at Delicious, New York’s most iconic food magazine. Away from her family, Billie initially feels like a fish out of water, until she is welcomed by the magazine’s colorful staff. She is also seduced by the downtown food scene, especially the famous Italian food shop where she works on weekends. Then Delicious is abruptly shut down, but she agrees to stay on in an empty office, maintaining a hotline for reader complaints in order to pay her bills.
    To Billie’s surprise the lonely job becomes a portal to a miraculous discovery. In a hidden room, Billie finds a cache of letters written during WWII by Lulu Swain, a plucky 12 year old to legendary chef, James Beard.

    We will gather at the home of Maryann Grauwiler on Monday, May16th at 10:00 am
    to discuss Delicious.

    If you are interested in the Literary Circle please contact Mary Louise Selzer at MLSelzer@comcast.net, (904)363-1618

    We meet the 3rd Monday of each month to discuss a book and then enjoy lunch served by the hostess.


  • Luncheon, Installation of Officers and Kitchen Gadget Exchange

    Tuesday May 24 at 11:30 am

    We will be closing out another interesting year of the Home and Garden Club with a luncheon and installation of officers, Cary Flynn, Vicki Khan, Paula Soehlig, Catherine Wood and Pam Overbay, along with introducing the Committee Chairs. With so many projects to be done during the year, we need many hands to get them accomplished and we want to say, “Thank You for a job well done!” Our Field Trips to Sweet Pete’s and Williams Nursery were fun; our Fundraisers, The Fashion Show (see pictures on cover) and Game Day were enjoyed by all, and our monthly meetings have covered a wide variety of topics, including - Daylilies, Antiques, Preventing Senior Scams, Pearls and Creative Gift Wrapping! We love getting together to socialize while working on projects to help beautify Deercreek.

    Please RSVP to Karen Rutland for the luncheon so we’ll know how many meals we need - 219-4135. Don’t call the Club for this or you may not get on our list.

    For fun, we are planning a “Kitchen Gadget Exchange” so bring along a gift-wrapped new kitchen gadget that costs between $5-10. We will have a Grab Bag format so that no one knows what they are getting. Use your new Gift Wrapping ideas from our April meeting to show what you learned!

    If you are new to the neighborhood or are wondering what the Home and Garden Club  call our membership chair, Anne Klueppel - 519-5368

  • From the Access Control Committee

    By Tommy Walter

    Congratulations and thanks to Lt. Fran Kirby for 15 years of dedicated service to the Deercreek community. We greatly appreciate her.

    We have had problems with trucks hitting the overhang at the entrance gate, but the most recent damages were very significant. The Board, Access Control Committee, Architectural Review Board and Common Property Committee are actively looking into a long term solution to the problem.Though we don't anticipate that traffic flow into Deercreek will be impacted right away, however, once the final decision is made on repairs, some traffic disruption may be experienced.Watch out for emails and the electronic sign board for updates.

    May is the month for Mother's Day, end of school year and graduation parties. Please remember to load your guests’ names into the online gate system to expedite their entrance.

    It is understandable that some are getting tired of hearing about folks walking and running in the street and getting defensive when asked not to. Here are two examples that occurred recently. These spotlights unsafe behaviors.
    Case 1: About 5:00 pm on a weekend. A father on bicycle, riding with the traffic as he should have been, but with him was his teenage daughter on a skateboard in the street, and they are moving two abreast on the inside of a curve with limited visibility. When traffic approaches, the dad moves ahead of the daughter leaving her in the street on her skateboard with her back to the traffic on a curve.
    Case 2: About 10:00 pm on a week night. A couple wearing dark clothing was walking in the street, along with the traffic and carrying a tiny flashlight that is barely visible.
    These are very risky practices and our people ought to desist from such.


  • Playground Pavilion rental

    Want to reserve the pavilion area at the Playground?
    Contact the gate to make your reservation and obtain the form. The form is also available on the Access Controll page


  • Water Restrictions

    According to city ordinances, effective with daylight savings time, the two day a week watering restriction is in effect.

    • Odd numbered homes water on Wednesdays and Saturdays and even numbered homes water on Thursdays and Sundays.
    • Watering is not permitted at any time between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
    • Please check your irrigation systems and water responsibly.


  • Garden Club Fashion Show 2016

     

    CLICK HERE to see all the photos from our Fashion Show!

     

  • Tips for Saving on Homeowners and Renters Insurance

    By Nicholas Lambiase, Jr. CMC Jacksonville

    Whether you own or rent your home, insurance is essential to protect your property and household goods. Comparison shopping for the best rates will certainly save you some money, but you also can save by following these tips:

    •  Choose a higher deductible—increasing your deductible by just a few hundred dollars can make a big difference in your insurance premium.
    • • Ask your insurance agent about discounts. Dead bolts, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, security systems, storm shutters and fire-retardant roofing material are just some of the home safety features that can often lower your rate. You also may be able to get a lower premium if you are a long-term customer or if you bundle other coverage, such as auto insurance, with your provider. Some companies also offer senior discounts for customers who are older than 55 years.
    • • Don’t include the value of the land when you are deciding how much coverage to buy. If you insure your house, but not the land under it, you can avoid paying more than you should. Even after a disaster, the land will still be there.
    • •If you’re a renter, don’t assume your landlord carries insurance on your personal belongings. She or he likely doesn’t. Purchase a separate renters’ policy to be sure your property—like furniture, electronics, clothing and other personal items—is covered.

    Don’t wait until you have a loss to find out whether you have the right type and amount of insurance. For example, many policies require you to pay extra for coverage for high-ticket items like computers, cameras, jewelry, art, antiques, musical instruments, and stamp and coin collections.
    Furthermore, not all coverage will replace fully what is insured. An “actual-cash-value” policy will save you money on premiums, but it only pays what your property is worth at the time of loss (your cost minus depreciation for age and wear). “Replacement” coverage gives you the money to rebuild your home and replace its contents.

    Finally, a standard homeowners’ policy does not cover flood and earthquake damage. The cost of a separate earthquake policy depends on the likelihood of earthquakes in your area. Homeowners who live in flood-prone areas should take advantage of the National Flood Insurance Program


  • Real Estate News

    By B. J. Weyer, Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS®

    April is here and the real estate market in Jacksonville is very active, as it is in Deercreek. The one slowdown seen in Deercreek is homes over $500,000 staying on the market a little longer.

    According to the 3/4/16 NEFAR MLS, 16 homes priced from $329,000 to $585,000, are listed for sale. Homes are listed from $132.44 to $177.79 per Sq Ft, with the average at $153.37, up from $149.29. Sizes range from 2148 to 3862 square feet and homes are on the market an average of 67 days. Of the 16 homes, 8 are over $500,000; 5 in the $400,000 range; and, 3 in the $300,000 range. Three homes are under contract waiting to close - 7875 Heather Lake Ct, 9957 Chelsea Lake, and 9933 Orchard Hills. There are still 3 homes - For Sale By Owner. 5 homes sold during the prior 3-month period. These homes sold for prices ranging from $290,000 to $655,000, and for 95% to 100% of their list price. The sold price per square foot ranged from $128.83 to $148.42, with an average of $138.35.

    Statistics are great but, friends often ask me why a particular home in Deercreek sells or does not. Every buyer has his or her dream home in mind. Some buyers focus on the financial aspects, others focus on the emotional. Sometimes it is both. A buyer may desire a small home with a pool, completely updated. Another buyer may want a larger home, with no pool, on the golf course and is willing to completely customize the interior. Just as size, condition, upgrades and time on the market determines the price of a home, a buyer’s idea of a dream home determines which home to buy. Finding the right home at the right price can sometimes be a challenge; but then again, I love challenges.


  • Literary Circle April 2016

    The literary circle will meet on the 3rd Monday of April at the Home of Arlene McDermott to discuss The Sherlockian by Graham Moore. The Sherlockian is a must read novel for admirers of historical fiction. In 1893 Londoners ripped open the Strand Magazines for the latest installment of Sherlock Holmes, only to find that Arthur Conan Doyle had killed off their hero. London crowds demanded an explanation. Eight years later he abruptly brings him back in a new series of adventures. The author offers no explanation.

    After his death, his diary, which would have shed light on his mysterious reasoning, went missing.

    Now in 2010, Harold White embarks on a hunt for the missing diary. But after the world’s leading Doylean scholar is murdered in his hotel, Harold takes up the search for the diary and the killer. He delves into the arcane history of Sherlock Holmes and his creator, discovering a secret that proves to be anything but elementary.

    If you are interested in the Literary Circle please contact Mary Louise Selzer at MLSelzer@comcast.net, (904) 363-1618

    We meet the 3rd Monday of each month to discuss a book and then enjoy lunch served by the hostess.


  • DWA Gives $12,500 to Local Charities

    The DWA would like to thank our wonderful DCC community for all of the support received over the past 17 years! You have believed enough in the DWA to become active members, to attend fundraisers and to graciously donate to the various charity drives. Because of your generosity, we are now able to make contributions to the following ten outstanding local charity organizations and projects: New Heights, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Books-A-Go-Go, The Bag Ladies, Jacksonville Humane Society, Mandarin Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Pace Center for Girls, Research Is The Answer and Gabriel House of Care. The DWA Board also established a Holiday Fund to help charities make the holidays happier for local families.


  • Diaper Drive for Wolfson Children’s Hospital

    Diaper Drive for Wolfson Children’s Hospital
    April 8 - 22

    If you are a parent, you know how quickly a baby can go through a package of diapers. Wolfson Children’s Hospital is in need of diapers of all sizes. Drop off the diapers at the Guard House or at Mary Stelbrink’s home at 7917 McLaurin Road North. For more information, contact Mary Stelbrink at 363-2360.


  • Gift Wrapping with Interior Designer Barbara Ondo

    Tuesday, April 26 at 10 am

    Have you fallen into the “stuff it in a pretty bag” style of wrapping gifts? It used to be that gift wrapping took time and some creativity. I once gave a boyfriend his Christmas sweater in a box decorated to look like a vest with buttons and a tie. There are occasions when ‘just a bag’ isn’t good enough. We’ve asked some professionals to show us how to ‘Wrap it up with Home Accessories’ using items from your home. Designers Barbara Ondo Morrison and Jalen Atkinson will wow you with their designs of “one of a kind” fun, festive and fabulous gift packaging. Whether you are wrapping for a wedding, presenting a gift in a jar or gifting a piece of furniture, this will be a program you won’t want to miss! And for those of you who haven’t come to our meetings because 'you don’t garden', many of our members don’t either but we all love getting great ideas for lifestyle trends. This one promises to be another fabulous meeting.

    Barbara Ondo Morrison started her Barbara Ondo Design Group in 1987 and has worked with all sorts of clients, commercial and residential, government projects and individual homes, model homes and community clubhouses winning many awards along the way. The group works with architects, builders and developers; working from the blueprints to the finishing touches. We had Barbara come to show us holiday table centerpieces several years ago and every one of us was impressed with the creativity and detail that went into each of the different tablescapes. Come out again and be wowed!

    Call Anne Klueppel if you have any questions. 519-5368. Or you can ask any of the Home and Garden Club members. We love to talk about it!


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  • Deercreek Club Home - For sale by owner

    7821 Heather Lk Ct E 2178 Square Feet 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Ceramic Tile Entry, Kitchen, Breakfast & Baths Security System Wired Irrigation System w/Timer 12’ Ceilings LR, DR, Kitchen, Family Room Two Zone Heating & Cooling System Ceiling Fans New Roof – 2015 New Exterior Paint – 2015 Screened Extended Lanai with Fountain Washer, Dryer, Refrigerator – Optional Quiet Cul-de-Sac Private Back Yard with Green Spaces *Will Co-Op with Realtor $349,900 904-707-4034

  • Area Rug \

    Area Rug - Great Condition for a living or family room. Here are the dimensions: 11ft 2 inches by 8 ft; 1 inch Price:$110 Contact: mireya9@icloud.com

  • Black Leather Sleeper Sofa

    Complete Description: Black leather sleeper sofa. It's in great condition and includes a full size mattress. Dimension of sofa are: 72" wide 27" height 35" depth Price: $999 Contact: mireya9@icloud.com  

  • Mini Refrigerator

    Item for sale: Mini Refrigerator Complete Description: Mini Refrigerator Price: $50 Contact seller: Ladeighd@hotmail.com

  • Pool Storage Box

    Item for sale: Pool Storage Box Complete Description: Pool Storage Box Price: $25 Contact Seller: Ladeighd@hotmail.com  

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