From the Editor

By Stephen Sapp

Since Mary and I moved to Lakeport in April 2015, I often pause to reflect on how blessed I feel to live in such a beautiful place with so many really wonderful and accomplished residents. This feeling was reinforced recently when I participated in the Fall Workday with a number of our neighbors who were willing to give up a Saturday morning and expend considerable energy helping to maintain—in fact, improve—the appearance and safety of our community (see the “Fall Workday” article for more information about this project). Please consider participating in such activities whenever you can—you really will come away happy that you did (one participant wrote to me that “it was a pleasure joining the crew and getting so much done on a beautiful fall morning”).

Speaking of participating in Lakeport activities, Mary and I are hosting the next TGIF gathering at our home (1919 Lakeport Way) on Friday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m., and we would love to see you there. In addition to our world-famous homemade eggnog (with and without!) and mulled cider, lots of other libations and edibles will be available, and I can guarantee that you will have a great time with Lakeportians you already know and others you will be happy to get to know (see the article “TGIFs” for details).

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this latest edition of Ripples! Please take a moment to thank those who have contributed to this issue when you see them around our cluster; most of them not only take the time to write their articles (without even too much “gentle urging” by the Editor!), but they also spend a great deal more time and effort in the activities about which they write. And don’t forget to thank others listed in the “Thanks to Volunteers” article (and perhaps see your name in print there in the next issue?!).

As always, if you have suggestions, comments, or ideas for articles you would like to see, please don’t hesitate to contact me at I would especially like to receive any photos you take of “life in Lakeport.”

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