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Hello, Neighbor!


I am back with the 7th edition of your community newsletter, “Village Square News”. I hope you will find it to be useful for connecting with your neighbors.


Have a business? Want to share a recipe? Looking for a group to play cards, bingo, book club, fantasy football? How about an editorial on current events? Your Newsletter Committee encourages you to participate, so please feel free to email us with content suggestions. While we can't promise to include them all, this is your community and your newsletter, and we will do our best to incorporate as many ideas as possible. 


So find a comfortable chair, take a few minutes off from your hectic life and enjoy!

Very Grateful, 

Kristy Payne, HOA President

Volunteers Needed for Community Committees:





Keeping Property
Values High.






Connecting our






Keeping our families
and property safe.





Keeping homeowners informed.


What's Inside

The Hunt is On

Community Events

Did you know?

President's Corner

Meet Your Neighbors

Yard of the Month




Out & About


Safety Tips

Handy Home Tips

Submit an Article

The Hunt is On!

Kristy, your HOA President has hidden 3 pumpkins somewhere on the website. Can you find them? 

Kristy will give you a delicious treat if you can.


Find all 3 hidden pumpkins on the website and be entered for a chance to win and if your name is chosen, Kristy will give you the choice of your favorite candybar.*

Happy Hunting!

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How to Play?

Look for pumpkins on this website.

Note: You must find all 3.

When you find a pumpkin:

  • Click on the pumpkin – it will bring up a pop up with a form on it. Fill out the form. 


All entries must be received by

5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 23.

The drawing will be held on Thursday, October 24th and the winner will be notified on the same day.

*Must live in The Camelot Village and Malory Square Community to participate and be over the age of 18.  Homeowners that owe HOA dues or fines, are disqualified.

Community Events

Quarterly Open Board Meeting


Date: Saturday, October 19th

Time: 10:00 am

Location: The Sanctuary of Sure Promise Christian Church

4301 Pearl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610

We are requesting:

No food

No drinks

Be Respectful of their property

Adults only


Spooky Porch Crawl

October 31st starting at dusk

Come out and meet your neighbors for a Spooky Porch Crawl. Your Social Events Committee invites you to open up your porch or yard to neighbors to chat. This event is a fun way to get to know and become familiar with your neighbors. Encourage your surrounding neighbors to participate - the more porches the merrier!


Neighbors of all ages are welcome to join in on the fun and tour the neighborhood. Drink, snack & mingle. Houses participating in the Spooky Porch Crawl are asked to have store bought refreshments (for example - individually wrapped snacks, juice, cider, adult beverages, and/or candy) to help avoid allergens. If serving alcoholic beverages, please be responsible. Check IDs to prevent underaged drinking. 

Event happens rain or shine! 

Halloween Cake Pops
Image by Toa Heftiba

Did you Know?


Yard Signs...What is and what is not permitted?

A Lot Owner is permitted to place and Maintain a standard

"For Sale" sign on the owner's lot; provided it is no larger than

24 by 28 inches and no higher than three feet off the ground.


"For Rent" signs are not permitted

anywhere in the neighborhood.


A Lot Owner is permitted to place Political Signs no larger than two feet by two feet. Political signs may be posted up to 45 days before through 7 days after the election.


No other sign that is visible from the outside of Dwellings may be placed on any part of the Subdivision except by the Declarant, required by the Code, or as expressly permitted by the Board of Directors.


Declarant and/or the Board shall have the right to immediately remove and dispose of those items in violation.

Kristy Payne

President's Corner

With the leaves turning colors and summer drawing to an end, old Mr. Winter is right around the bend. Our landscaping company, Haul and Install Landscaping, will be starting its end of summer lawn care that will consist of Aeration, seeding of Perennial RYE, and spreading Starter Fertilizer. We will continue our efforts to beautify the community. The end of summer lawn care shall commence on October 1, 2019, and shall continue through October 12, 2019. In the event of bad weather landscaping will resume the next day(s) or following week(s). The areas will include the Princess Anna Marie entrance areas, lower Princess Anna Marie and Queen Pierrette St. and the Lady Rita Pond Area.


Note: When walking in the neighborhood, please stay off the grass.

Thank you.


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Meet Your Neighbors


Article Submitted by: Courtney Chance

Hi Everyone! My name is Courtney and our family of 3 moved to the Camelot Village neighborhood before it was even finished. My husband(Brandon) and I have known each other our whole lives but have been inseparable for 9 years. He works for a commercial pest control company and I am a High school teacher. I have been teaching for five and half years in the subject of Foods and Nutrition. Our son Ethan, is in 1st grade at East Garner Elementary. In our spare time we: go to weekly dinners with both our families, try out new restaurants and just add new experiences to our family’s bucket list. We are happy to be part of this community and look forward to meeting and see our neighbors.

Yard of theMonth


October Yard of the Month!

Calling all spooks and goblins! The October Yard of the Month will be for Spooky decorations.

So get out your pumpkins and spooky decorations to be selected for the

Spooky Yard of the Month.

Competition Deadline: October 19, 2016

Winners will be notified, a decorative yard sign & a $25 Visa Gift Card will be delivered on October 20th and photos of the yard will be posted on the HOA website and featured in the monthly newsletter. 

*Homeowners that owe HOA dues or fines, are disqualified.


Support Small Businesses

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Need a Dog Walker?




For $10.00 I will spend

30 mins. walking and playing with your dog.

Here to assist you with any of your skincare or cosmetic needs! Active, with a stocked store. 





Need a babysitter? Call or text Kailey (age 17)
at 910-501-1418. For $10.00 an hour, my sister (age 19) and I will care and play with your
children. Ages 4 and up.


                   K&C CandleWorks LLC

                              Family owned

Each candle is carefully crafted and hand-
poured with love. Have you ever wanted to

learn how to make a Candle on your own? Let us teach you and your

friends the art of candle

making! Make it a party!

Chris and Kristel Patterson



Planning an upcoming vacation? Let me take away the stress of planning. Whether you are planning a cruise or land fun-cation (resorts, tours, flights and hotels worldwide), I am equipped to help you take all the guesswork out of your planning, from beginning to end!








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Pumpkin Blondies

Submitted by: Courtney Chance



  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ⅔ cup pumpkin puree*

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 3/4 cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 Tablespoons sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a 13×9 pan by lining with parchment paper or lightly spraying with baking spray. Set aside.

  2. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugars until well combined.

  3. Add pumpkin puree, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, pumpkin spice, salt, and baking powder.

  5. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet, stirring on low speed until completely combined.

  6. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking pan.


Out  & About


Oak View Farm Fest

​Saturday, October 5

10 AM – 4 PM

Historic Oak View County Park

4028 Carya Dr, Raleigh

2019 N.C. State Fair

Thursday, October 17

12 PM – 11 PM

Fri.- Sat., October 18-19

8 AM – 11:59 PM

Sun.-Thurs., October 20-24

8AM - 11PM

Fri.- Sat., October 25-26

8 AM – 11:59 PM

Sunday, October 27

8AM - 11PM

N.C. State Fair Grounds

1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh

Raleigh Night Market

Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM

306 Parham Street, Raleigh

Falling For Local at Dorothea Dix Park

Saturday, October 19, 2019

11 AM – 5 PM

Dorothea Dix Park

2105 Umstead Drive, Raleigh

Neighbor Neighbor


Fall Cleaning Checklist

As leaves start to fly, revisit your spring cleaning list and add a few seasonal extras to prepare your house for the winter.


  • De-clutter closets, switch out summer clothing for fall/winter clothing

  • Wipe down window sills

  • Clean window drapery/mini-blinds

  • Deep clean shower head

  • Clean the oven

  • Clean the oven vent hood

  • Clean out refrigerator, clean shelves and drawers

  • Defrost, clean freezer

  • Dust and clean refrigerator coils

  • Move refrigerator to clean underneath

  • Toss expired foods from the pantry

  • Check spices, especially baking needs, for freshness

  • Run cut lemons and ice through the garbage disposal

  • Clean ceiling fans

  • Clean light fixtures

  • Wipe down all switches and doorknobs

  • Move couches, chairs to clean underneath

  • Wipe down inside kitchen cabinets

  • Replace the air filter, clean the cover

  • Sweep out and vacuum the fireplace

  • Have the chimney professionally cleaned

  • Clean behind and under the washer, dryer, and other large appliances

  • Drain the water heater to remove sediment

  • Wash interior windows

  • Schedule a furnace inspection

  • Stock up on sidewalk salt

  • Stock up on candles and matches/lighters

  • Stock up on extra batteries and flashlights

  • Check batteries in flashlights

  • Test smoke detectors and monoxide detectors, replace batteries




  • Check the caulking and weather seals around doors and windows

  • Check the dryer exhaust pipe

  • Clean gutters and downspouts

  • Clean off light fixtures, replace bulbs if needed

  • Drain and store water hoses

  • Pressure wash the house

  • Touch up any areas that need painting

  • Wash outside of windows

Safety Tips

Have No Fear! Halloween is Here

Halloween is a fun-filled time for children, but there are many dangers associated with the holiday unrelated to ghouls, goblins and witches. Parents need to take the necessary Halloween safety precautions to make sure their children remain safe while still having fun.

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns.

Image by Conner Baker

Costume Safety

Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that won't cause safety hazards.

  • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant

  • Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision

  • If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks

  • When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first

  • Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation


When They're on the Prowl

  • A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds

  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you

  • Agree on a specific time children should return home

  • Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car

  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends

  • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home

  • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street

Handy HomeTips

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"...your lawn will be full of healthy, lush, green grass"

Winter Lawn Care Tips for a Better Spring

The winter is when you spend the least amount of time thinking of your lawn. Most of us are ready to put the lawn mower away and are looking forward to a few months of relaxation before you have to start the lawn maintenance routine again.

There are a few things you can do during even the harshest winter that can ensure a beautiful, lush yard once spring rolls around again.


Fertilizing in the Winter

Late fall or early winter are the best times to fertilize. Before the first freeze, give your lawn a thorough fertilizing to replace all of the nutrients that can be lost from the soil during the hot summer months. Once the weather turns cold, the fertilizer will remain in the soil and feed your lawn’s roots all winter long. When spring comes your lawn will be full of healthy, lush, green grass that has been feeding on good fertilizer nutrients underneath the snow.

Adding Lime

Lime is a soil amendment made from ground limestone rock, which naturally contains calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. 

Fall and spring are generally the best times to lime lawns. Fall has an added advantage, as rain, snow and cycles of freezing and thawing help lime break down and begin to work. By liming your lawn in the Fall and Spring, you help ensure your grass gets the nutrients and advantages it needs for lush, healthy, beautiful growth.

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The purpose of “Village Square News” is to inform residents of business affairs of the community, issues affecting residential and community property, useful information of general interest and reference information for community resources. No political advertising or church news will be accepted. All information, articles and small business ads, recipes submitted to the Committee become the property of the Community Association, which publishes articles at its’ sole discretion.


Article submissions, suggestions and more:

Deadlines for newsletter submissions:

• January – December 20

• February – January 20

• March – February 20

• April – March 20

• May – April 20

• June – May 20

• July – June 20

• August – July 20

• September – August 20

• October – September 20

• November – October 20

• December – November 20



Produced under the authority of The Camelot Village and Malory Square Community Association by the Newsletter Committee.


Committee Members:

Kristy Payne

Courtney Chance

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