Welcome to New Members!

Several new members have join the Lake Fairfield website. We welcome you! This website only works if everyone contributes. Please feel free to add something to the discussion forums, or write about what's happening on your street.

Sledding in the Neighborhood

Several in the neighborhood took advantage of the wintry conditions to do some sledding. Selwyn Drive has the perfect hill - long and steep - and several brave souls made the trip down. Below are two YouTube videos and a Flickr slide show of some of the activities:

Website to undergo changes

This website will soon be undergoing a major overhaul. Lately the only users that have been signing up to access the site have been spam users. If you wish to become a user on the site, you will have to email me directly and request access at tom at randomconnections.com

I will also be explore other content management systems besides Drupal. This one seems to be more prone to spam attacks. When/if that happens I'll try to migrate everyone over to the new system, but there is a chance you will need to re-register. I'll keep you posted.

Neighborhood mailbox problems

There have been several recent incidents of mailbox tampering in Lake Forest. Specifically, I have been told of mail thefts on Rockmont, Sweetbriar and Broadmoor. Apparently, there are people who cruise our streets looking for mailbox flags that are "up". They take mail in hopes of finding checks that they can alter to suit their needs. Bank accounts have been wiped out, in some cases. Identity theft has become a serious problem.

Lake Fairfield Now in Street View!

All of Greenville, including the Lake Fairfield area, is now available in Google Maps' Street View. If you're not familiar with Street View, Google has sent a van equipped with a special camera to various cities. This van drives up and down the streets taking pictures to create a 360 degree interactive map. In cities that have Street View available, you can click on a street and see the actual street-level view from that location.

Below is an example of a Street View image showing our new cul-de-sac. Click on the "View Larger Map" link to show the image in context.

View Larger Map

Website Instructions

A basic primer on how to use this site has been posted in the discussion forums. You can check it out here

Geocaching in the Neighborhood

Many of you may not be aware, but there are treasures hidden all around, if only you know where to look. The sport of Geocaching is a treasure hunt game played with a GPS unit and a computer. First, someone will hide a container, called a "geocache" in a public location. They will then upload the latitude and longitude coordinators to the Geocaching.com website, along with a description of the cache. Other players will then download these coordinates and try to find the caches.

Thanks, Tom!

Love the website for our "new" neighborhood. Meeting all the new folks at the party was fun. We oldtimers are glad to have so many new, young families on Lake Fairfield! We've always liked the mix of age groups here, and we're looking forward to lots of get-togethers.

Cul-de-Sac Party

We really enjoyed meeting everyone Sunday. I thought it was perfectly short & sweet. We feel very lucky to be a part of such a neat community.

Party Photos

Here are some photos from Sunday's Cul-de-sac Party...

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