Monday, August 13, 2018

Maryland Shop Tax Free Week (plus Scholarships!)

Maryland's Shop Tax Free Week is Sunday, August 12th to Saturday, August 18th.

Various items of clothing and certain backpacks can be bought with no Maryland sales tax this week (though most sports equipment is excluded).

In addition, Maryland has announced an easy scholarship contest.

College students can win either a $2500 or $1500 scholarship to any Maryland college or trade school, by taking a picture with a "Maryland" theme, adding a catchy caption, and posting it to social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) with the hashtag #shopMDtaxfree.

Autumn Walk Picnic - Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to organize and/or host a pizza party or picnic in September.

This has traditionally been a potluck event with Autumn Walk HOA providing a small budget for drinks and a main course.

Contact someone on the Board or send an email to if you are interested in helping out!

Flamingo Friday Farewell - Take 2 (Friday, Aug. 17th)

The Farewell Flamingo Friday for Daphna, Sam, and Seth has been rescheduled for this Friday, August 17th!

Please join hosts Allie and Joe at 9832 as we wish a fond farewell to the family that brought Flamingo Friday to Autumn Walk.

Everyone is invited to come over early at 6 PM. The event will be held in back by their patio in the open common area behind that row, but if it rains it will be moved into the garage and basement.

As always everyone is welcome and the most important thing to bring is yourselves!

Flamingo Friday Farewell
Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 6 PM
Location: Behind 9832 in the common area
In Case of Rain: The event will be held rain or shine, but will move into the garage or basement if it rains

Emerson Annual Inspections Begin Aug. 13th

Emerson's Annual Inspections begin on Monday, August 13, 2018 and will continue on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis until completed.

This process usually takes a few weeks to complete the 1100 homes within the community.

Only the exterior is inspected, so homeowners do not need to be present. If an issue is noted, the Emerson Community Manager will send a notification with a timeframe for addressing the issue.

The checklist provided to the teams is as follows: