SANTA STOPPING IN YELLLOWLEAF TOMORROW!                              Posted 12.21.12

With a little help from Chelsea Fire and Rescue, Santa Claus will visit Chelsea neighborhoods on Saturday, Dec. 22. He is scheduled to stop in Yellowleaf in two places: 
  • at the corner of Pin Oak Drive and Sassafras Circle at 3:10 p.m., and 
  • at the corner of Sweet Gum Lane at Beech Circle, 3:20 p.m. 
Be sure and let all of your little ones know!

QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING SUMMARY                                             Posted 12.18.12

A summary of the quarterly board meeting held on 12.09 is now posted.    
Read the summary.

A FEW SCENES FROM THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE                                Posted 12.16.12

A wonderful day ... here are a few of the sights

JOIN THE FESTIVITIES                                                                               Posted 12.15.12

The Chelsea Christmas parade starts at 10am today at the Chelsea Middle School and finishes at the Winn Dixie on Hwy 47 ... be sure to visit the Chelsea Christmas Village from 9am to 2pm, too!  With over 70 vendors, choral singing, holiday readings courtesy of the Chelsea Public Library, the Fox 6 weather van ... and lots of food, sweets and treats - there is something for the entire family.  Location is on the acreage behind the Winn Dixie shopping center.  Merry Christmas to All!

UPCOMING HOA QUARTERLY MEETING                                                 Posted 11.26.12

The next quarterly HOA meeting will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9th at 2pm at the Chelsea Senior Center. Agenda Items for discussion so far include:

     * Normal Committee Reports 
       (Treasurer, Park Project, Landscape & Beautification, Welcome Committee), 
     * Christmas Luminarias (to do, or not to do?) 
     * The Christmas Village on 12/15 after the Chelsea Day Parade

Hope you can attend and meet some of your neighbors too!

PARK BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION                                                                 Posted 11.18.12

Construction on the park bridge over Dogwood Creek is now underway - it's to be located on the east end acreage about 3/4 of the way toward Yellowleaf Creek.  More info under "The Park" at left.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE ON DEC 15TH                                                         Posted 10.29.12

The next big fundraiser will be the sponsorship and event coordination of a festive Christmas Village on the day of the Chelsea Christmas Parade.  It's to be a magical holiday place, especially for the young at heart!  Invitations have begun going out to local vendors and applications will be accepted thru November 30th.  So mark the calendar and stop by with your family!

Christmas Village Details:

Day & Time:                      December 15 from 9am to 2pm; the parade begins at 10am

Location:                          On the acreage behind the Winn Dixie shopping center (map)
​                                          The parade ends here, so this will be a fun-filled extension of the event

Types of Merchandise:   Holiday sweets & treats, gifts & stocking stuffers plus arts & crafts for sale,
                                          and games!

Event Coordinator:          Brenda Mellen, 678-2437

We have also built an on-line application for interested vendors, located under the "Christmas Village" tab on the navigation bar to the left.

ENTRANCE WALL LANDSCAPING                                                             Posted 10.28.12

Work on new landscaping along the Yellowleaf entrance wall has now been completed for the season; additional work will be done in the Spring.  Some of the original plants were moved and re-planted at the park entrance.  New plants include dwarf roses and dwarf loripetalum that will allow the stone wall to show thru.  Plants previously put on the island have also been repeated at the wall to better coordinate the entire entrance landscaping.  Thanks to all who participated in this project and in our continuing effort to keep Yellowleaf well-maintained and beautiful!

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION                                                                       Posted 10.22.12

Want to help education in our community and the Chelsea Middle School?  They are raising funds by collecting box tops from all food boxes ... on any food box that you use.  When you are finished with a box, cut off the top, save it and then turn in your collection to neighbor Cindy Garmon.  She is collecting them from our neighborhood - you can drop them by her office at the Middle School, or leave them in an envelope in the entrance neighborhood "mailbox" on the right side of the street just below the island.  Questions?  Call Cindy at 678-9488.

ENTRANCE LANDSCAPING                                                                          Posted 10.22.12

Work is underway to re-landscape the area in front of the Yellowleaf entrance wall; a new plan has been drawn up and approved.  Plants no longer needed were transplanted to the park entrance area last weekend.  New plants will be put in along the wall this week, and will better coordinate with entrance island landscaping.  Anyone interested in "digging in the dirt" to help with this project can contact Jim or Linda Powers at 566-2937 - their plan is to complete all work before Halloween.

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT on 10/31                                                    Posted 10.17.12

Yellowleaf is holding Halloween Trick or Treat activities on Wednesday, October 10/31. We'll also have the services of the COP conducting traffic control at the entrance, and patrolling the neighborhood until about 9:30pm when the crowd thins out. Time to stock up on Halloween candy!  And for any new neighbors - get ready - it's like one big block party!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ... FOR CHRISTMAS TOWN!                                 Posted 10.13.12

The next Park Project fundraiser will be held on December 15th - we'll have a concession stand at the Chelsea Christmas Parade!   Volunteers are needed to help in a number of ways.  Creative folks are needed to build a "Christmas Town" facade and to help paint some festive scenery.  We also need help with baked goods and manning the "windows" in Christmas Town.  We'll start working on this event on October 25th - if you want to participate in this fundraiser, please contact Brenda Mellen at 678-2437.  It should be a lot of fun!

PICS FROM CHELSEA DAY                                                                           Posted 10.13.12

Thanks to everyone who baked, manned the booth or stopped by to make a purchase from our Bake Sale booth last weekend ... here's a few pics of the tasty treats that were sold!

CHELSEA DAY BOOTH & BAKE SALE                                                          Posted 10.05.12

Be sure to stop by at the Yellowleaf HOA booth at Chelsea Day this Saturday ... we're having a bake sale with lots of holiday-themed cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, with banana bread and orange cranberry pumpkin bread, too!  The event is scheduled from 8am to 3pm in front of City Hall. 

Hope to see you there!

LATEST NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED                                                              Posted 9.30.12

The newsletter was published today and sent to all homeowners with email addresses.  A printed version will be delivered to non-email residents as soon as weather permits.  Read the newsletter.

PLAY FORT IN THE PARK                                                                               Posted 9.20.12

HOA MEMBER APPRECIATION - CAR WASH!                                              Posted 9.18.12

HOA Member Appreciation Day is Saturday, September 22th from 8 a.m. 'til noon. Our HOA Board members would like to say Thank You!  for paying your dues and participating in HOA events. Come up to the front entrance for a free car wash, New Orleans style café au lait (coffee & hot milk) and some delicious beignets (French doughnuts).  

All are welcome to join in the fun and good eats. We'll also have a table of sale items for your viewing. Hope to see you!

QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING SUMMARY                                                  Posted 9.14.12

A summary of the quarterly board meeting held on 9.09 is now posted - it was another good, productive meeting, complete with homemade cookies and brownies!  Read the summary

​WHAT'S COMING UP?                                                                                      Posted 9.10.12

Thinking about helping the neighborhood?  There are lots of ways that will fit your schedule:

  • Saturday, Sept 15th        Work in the Park Day -   more info

  • Saturday, Sept 22nd       Annual Car Wash - bring your car to the entrance, enjoy coffee and 
                                                     beignets while you ​wait.  Or get into the action and volunteer to 
                                                     help. Contact Bob or Sally Kelley 678-6620 for more info.

  • Saturday, Sept 29th         Entrance Landscaping - help evaluate the landscaping against 
                                                     the Yellowleaf wall  and determine what new plantings are
                                                     needed. Contact Jim or Linda Powers 566-2937 for more info.

NEXT HEAVY TRASH  PICK UP  DAY:  OCT 20TH                                         Posted 9.10.12

The next bulk trash pick up is Saturday October 20th ... items must be less than 8 ft long or less than 700 pounds.  

Accepted:  wood, general debris, grill with tank removed, push lawnmower with gas tank removed, paint cans if lid removed and paint is dry, furniture, mattresses, vacuum cleaners, stoves, auto interior parts, picnic tables, dismantled swing sets, bicycles 

Not accepted: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, hot water heaters, tires, oil, batteries, engine blocks, window a/c units, riding lawmowers, bugspray or cans with liquid paint.  


Additional news items can be found in the archives below:

July and August 2012

May and June 2012

March and April 2012

January and February 2012

November and December 2011

September and October 2011


December 9, 2012


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!
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Look what has been added to the picnic area in the park!    
It includes two swings, a sand box, top floor observation area, a fireman's pole and a slide. 

More pics as it was built.

Many thanks to all who made this happen!
Yellowleaf Ridge Estates Homeowner Association
                                                                                              Chelsea, Alabama