Time to make hearts happy again with a Valentine cake or cupcakes, lovingly made by our expert neighborhood bakers.  We deliver right to your door at a time that's most convenient for you!  

All of our flavors are back at the same budget-saving prices!  Especially popular: our Red Velvet and Chocolate Lover's Fantasy cakes (Chocolate Cake w/Chocolate Mousse & Raspberry Filling Covered w/ Chocolate Ganache & Fresh Raspberry Garnishes).  YUM!

                              Please visit the webpage under "Valentine's Cakes" on the navigation 
                              bar to your left, especially if you are ready to order!  
                              All proceeds go to Dogwood Creek Park projects.

DOG OWNER?                                                                                          Posted 1.08.14

We've had reports of a black lab/shepherd mix dog roaming in the mid-Pin Oak Drive & Pin Oak Circle area - it's a young dog, about 100 lbs with an orange collar, name appears to be BO. No owner info is listed. The dog has been out for the last couple of nights, whining, clearly was very cold and suffering. Does anyone know who this dog belongs to? We'd hate to call Animal Control ... Please contact Pam Kimball at 678-9257.

THANK YOU!                                                                                             Posted 12.23.13

Great Big Thanks! to all of our friends and neighbors who stopped 
by the Christmas Village last Saturday, or who braved wet weather  
to help with the event. The Silent Auction was a big hit - and some  
of you won BIG TIME!  

Hoping you and your family have a wonderful Christmas full of 
laughter and much love ... many blessings to all in 2014!

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE VOLUNTEERS NEED                                              Posted 12.10.13

Calling all Volunteers for Saturday, December 21st!  The Chelsea Christmas Village effort is in need of volunteers to assist with a number of activities.  This is the second year of our biggest fundraising effort - it has been hailed as a wonderful addition to the annual Chelsea Christmas Parade.  Can you help for a while ... or for an hour or two?  We need assistance with the Silent Auction effort, facepainting, and any number of logistical efforts.  Please contact Brenda Mellen at or 678-2437.

HOA BOARD MEETING HELD 12/8                                                             Posted 12.10.13

The quarterly board meeting was held on Sunday, December 8th.  A summary from the meeting will be posted soon.  

COUNTY ROAD 39 BRIEFLY CLOSED SATURDAY 11/23               Posted 11.18.13  Revised 11.23

A Color Run fundraiser for the Chelsea Middle School Booster Club will be held on Saturday, November 23rd.  County Road 39 will be briefly closed between 8:30 am - 9:30 am to accommodate the runners.  Please plan accordingly if you need to leave the neighborhood during that timeframe.  

HALLOWEEN BACK ON FOR TONIGHT 10/31                                          Posted 10.31.13

Based on feedback from a number of our neighbors, the decision to postpone Halloween Trick-or-Treat has been reversed, and activities are back ON for tonight, Thursday, 10/31. The postponement decision was made with safety in mind, but enough homeowners were willing to dodge rainstorms that may be occurring tonight. So please pass the word - and thank you for your feedback! Your thoughts are always listened to and appreciated!

HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT POSTPONED                                        Posted 10.31.13

Because of concerns expressed over the safety of our children due to inclement weather expected, Halloween festivities in Yellowleaf have been postponed to Friday night.  

Several Yellowleaf HOA officers discussed the pros and cons of making this change, with the understanding that it is a difficult change for many - some of you may have previous commitments on Friday, and it may be disappointing to our trick-or-treaters.  In the end, however, the decision was made to err on the side of safety. Please pass this word along to your neighbors who may not have seen this message.

PARK WORK DAY - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH                                   Posted 10.19.13

The next Work in the Park Day has been scheduled for Saturday, October 26th.  The mission will be to clear out dirt under all park benches and set bricks as a foundation for benches to rest on. Volunteers should meet at 9am by the bridge on Sweet Gum Drive.  And don't forget ... work done in the park qualifies for community service for high schoolers.  Questions?  Call Brenda Mellen at 678-2437.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE 2013                                                                    Posted 10.16.13

Work on our Christmas Village fundraiser is well underway- it will be held on Saturday, December 21st from 9am - 4pm in conjunction with the Chelsea Christmas parade. We are signing up vendors and entertainment now through early December.  This is our biggest Dogwood Creek Park money-maker!  

ONE CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR:  The location has been moved across the street, to the acreage behind Dairy Queen, instead of behind Winn Dixie.  If you want to help with this effort, contact Brenda Mellen at  

FRESH MEAT PACK FUNDRAISER EXTENDED                                       Posted 10.11.13

Earlier this week, a special opportunity for Yellowleaf residents was 
communicated via email - see detail in file at right.  For a limited time,
now extended thru October 20th, orders placed for a fresh meat pack
 will generate 10% of the proceeds back to Dogwood Creek Park. 

On-line Ordering:

Questions:  Contact Brenda at or by phone at 205-903-1626.

HOA MEETING SUMMARY                                                                     Posted 10.01.13             

A summary of the quarterly HOA meeting has now been posted and can be viewed under Quarterly Meetings.  Read It Now.  


Additional news items can be found in the archives below:

April - August 2013

January - March 2013

September - December 2012

July and August 2012

May and June 2012

March and April 2012

January and February 2012

November and December 2011

September and October 2011


March 9th             June 8th            September 14th        December 14th


Quarterly meetings are held at the Chelsea Senior Center:  From the subdivision entrance, turn right onto Hwy 39.  Go 2.0 miles and turn right onto Hwy 36.  Go 0.7 miles and the gray building is on your right.  See you there!

Yellowleaf Ridge Estates Homeowner Association
                                                                                              Chelsea, Alabama