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Bermuda Dunes Security
Association (BDSA) is
responsible for streets
(potholes, cracks, street
drainage and dry wells),
Security entry/exit, patrol
vehicles, cable TV
agreement, fee collection
& payment, gates & gate
lights, medians, walls,
guardhouses and all
BDSA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
Please click HERE
if you are having problems
and need to contact
Desert Resort Mgmt
for any BDSA
related issues. Forms
without a valid name, email
or phone number will not
receive a response.
Responses can take up to
The Admin Office is open
Monday thru Friday for
questions and concerns.
Admin staff can also assist
with access to the
Resident Login System
and stickers for gate
Admin hours are as
If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:
Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Glass Gate: 760-772-3137
Desert Resort Mgmt
Here is what
(BDCA) is responsible for
most problems relating to
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
draining, trash cans,
fountains and landscaping
at the main gate.
Committee reports to the
Dues are $120 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum.
Monarch is the BDCA
You may call Monarch
Management direct at
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|Today is Wednesday, January 28, 2015
|WE ARE NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR
THIS FUN EVENT!!
DESERT DUNES 2ND ANNUAL
At the Bermuda Dunes Country Club
DATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
TIME: 8:15 AM SHOT GUN
ENTRY FEE: $150.00 PER PERSON
Price Includes: Continental Breakfast, Cart, Tee Package, 18 Holes of Golf, Lunch and one
free drink ticket
All gratuities are included
LUNCH, AWARDS AND RAFFLE FOLLOWING PLAY
Lunch Only w/Raffle Ticket $30.00
Proceeds go to:
The Stuart and Barbara Spencer FOLD Scholarship
Friends of the Living Desert
Contact: Donna Hubenthal-Nelson, BDCC Hostess
Note from Mrs. Blogfolks:
Gather a group of friends and come join us. You can purchase raffle tickets to win the
many, many raffle prizes donated by our friends in Bermuda Dunes and many more
supporters of this event.
EVERYONE IS INVITED!!
If you would like to donate something, please contact me at my email address above.
Your support would greatly be appreciated!
Cheers to you!
760 772 9053
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|NEWS FROM FRIENDS AROUND OUR
|COACHELLA VALLEY WILDFLOWER
Saturday, March 7th
9:00 AM - 4 PM
FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING
Shuttles run from St. Margart's Church
47-535 Hwy. 74, Palm Desert
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE FESTIVALS
THE VIEWS ARE INCREDIBLE...THE BAR OVERLOOKS THE WHOLE VALLEY
THE FOOD IS SPECTACULAR AND IT IS ONLY ABOUT 30 MINUTES AWAY!
|SAVE THE DATES
|Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
February 13 - 22, 2015
The "City of Festivals" has been home to the Riverside County Fair & National
Date Festival for more than 60 years, it's a week long of fun with live
entertainment including camel and ostrich races and a nightly Arabian Nights
muscial pageant. Also enjoy a carnival, food of all varieties and lots of
Location: Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival Fairgrounds 82-503
Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201
For more information call (760) 863-8247
|Coachella Festival Weekend 1 & Weekend 2
April 10 - 12 & April 17 - 19, 2015
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a two weekend music and arts
festival. The event features many genres of music including alternative rock, hip hop,
and electronic music as well as large sculptural art. The event has several
stages/tents set-up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously.
The Festival draws more than 150,000 fans and Rolling Stone Magazine's
endorsement as "The best American rock festival" and England's NME's enthusiastic
nod as "probably the best festival in the world!" Fans from England, France, Italy and
other countries come for the music, art and short films.
Location: Empire Polo Club 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201
April 24 - 26, 2015
Coachella Valley Stagecoach Country Festival is a three-day annual event featuring a mix of artists
from the genres of mainstream country, bluegrass, folk, roots rock and alt-country performing in
three distinct performance areas. Alongside the wide variety of musical option concert-goers will
experience a weekend of fun for the entire family.
Location: Empire Polo Club 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201
November 28 - 30, 2014
Hosted by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Powwows feature Native
American drums, dancing and signing, plus arts and crafts and traditional Native
Location: Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, CA 92201
For more information call (760) 238-5770
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The following briefly describes the motor home:
36’ Holiday Rambler Neptune RV, 67,700. miles
300 HP Diesel Engine, Cummings
2 slides ( Bedroom & Livingroom)
5KW diesel generator
2 roof mtd air cond. units
2 built-in TV’s
Satellite system (Dish)
4 dr. Refrig/Freezer w/ ice maker
Exhaust brake system
Oak cabinetry w/ Corian tops
18’ patio awning.
Rear view camera.
Power entry step.
New batteries (2014)
New Tires (2012)
Many extras included
Asking $ 62,500.00
J.Auldridge (760) 772-2921
|City of Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum
Free Admission Every Thursday, 4-8 p.m.
Thank You to the City of Palm Springs
Get family and friends together for a Thursday night on the town. Grab something to eat, take in exhibitions
and the permanent collections at Palm Springs Art Museum, then walk over to the new Architecture and Design
Center. End the evening with a little shopping at Village Fest. There is something for everyone.
Free Thursday admission to the museum and A+D Center from 4-8 p.m. is made possible through the
continued, generous support from the City of Palm Springs, for which we say THANK YOU.
|Exhibition and Auction,
a Contemporary Art Council Fundraiser
Exhibition January 24 - February 22
Joseph Clayes III Exhibition Wing, Palm Springs Art Museum
Live Auction February 23, 6-10 p.m.
Get ready for eye popping ARTrageous 2015! This fundraising exhibition and event is
sponsored by the Contemporary Art Council and brings together approximately
seventy-five artworks in various media donated by museum patrons, collectors,
artists, and galleries. View intriguing artworks by Vikky Alexander, Arman, John
Buck, Sandro Chia, Dale Chihuly, Richard Diebenkorn, Kim Dingle, Sam Francis,
Robert Graham, Clinton Hill, Tom Holland, Tom Otterness, Helen Pashgian, George
Rickey, Alexis Smith, Donald Sultan, Robert Therrien, Darren Waterston, and dozens
CAC honors renowned artist Hung Liu, one of the most prominent Chinese painters
working in the U.S., as "Artist of Honor". This exhibition features a major painting and
lithograph donated by Cindy Miscikowski for this project. Hung Liu's richly-rendered
paintings are vivid and powerful, their subjects drawn from personal experience,
cultural and political events, literature, and photography.
Emerging Collectors Reception:
Preview of ARTrageous Auction 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
You are invited to enjoy an educational, lively, and entertaining reception while
previewing artworks that will be offered at the ARTrageous Auction 2015. Learn
about the art and meet emerging collectors, artists, art enthusiasts, and new friends.
Buffet supper catered by Lulu California Bistro and hosted cocktails. This event is
sponsored by Pamela Smallwood. $25 per person. Tickets: Box Office,
On Thursday, February 5th*, Friends of the Desert Mountains will be hosting a screening of Desert
Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert at UCR Palm Desert. Desert Dreams is an
award-winning film featuring images of the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert set to a mix of music
and natural sounds. In addition to being featured at numerous film festivals, including the Wild & Scenic
Film Festival and the Sedona International Film Festival, the film sold out (1164 seats) at its big-screen
debut in Tucson, Arizona in May of 2013.
The screening will take place in the UCR Palm Desert auditorium at 6:00 PM. Current members of
Friends of the Desert Mountains are invited to a Members Only reception at 5:00 PM, and should have
received a formal invitation in the mail. Members or not, however, everyone is invited to the screening; we
hope that you can join us. RSVPs are required only for the reception - no RSVP necessary for the film
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
We have received an email from Kimberly and she advises that Molly jumped off her
couch and is feeling a bit under the weather. She was taken to the Vet and she is on
her way to recovery.
Molly needs a forever home!!
I live on Montego Bay Circle in Bermuda Dunes CC. Can you post this? I have a beautiful little
dog I am fostering & am looking for a loving home. She is a real sweetie, and has lots of love to
Kimberly Jones, SRES, E-Pro
Real Estate Lic. 1275437
Full size sleeper only two years old 1,000.00 or offer. 760 834 8783
Ask for Chris Hogan
|The Sculptures of Borrego Springs
Borrego Springs, CA
The word is out – something more than desert wildflowers and the spectacular Anza-Borrego Desert State
Park is attracting visitors to the Borrego Valley in Southern California. People are coming from around the
United States and internationally to see the amazing 130 full-sized metal sculptures here that are inspired
by creatures that roamed this same desert millions of years ago. The artworks range from prehistoric
mammals to historical characters, fanciful dinosaurs, and a 350-foot-long fanciful serpent.
As you drive through the roads that weave through the area you'll see sculptures of wild horses in a
nearby field, sabertooth tigers in pursuit, and desert tortoises that seem as if they're crawling through the
brush. The artist, Ricardo Breceda, brings life to his sculptures by capturing each creature in motion.
They are so still, yet all you see is movement.
The late Dennis Avery, land owner of Galleta Meadows Estates in Borrego Springs envisioned the idea of
adding 'free standing art' to his property with original steel welded sculptures created by 'Perris Jurassic
Park' owner/artist/welder Ricardo Breceda based in Perris, California. There are over 130 metal
sculptures located in Borrego Springs.
|“It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.” —
Henry David Thoreau
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|VERY BRAVE MAN JOKES
How do you turn a fox into an elephant?
What is the difference between a battery and a woman?
A battery has a positive side.
If your wife keeps coming out of the kitchen to nag at you, what have you done wrong?
Made her chain too long
Why is a Laundromat a really bad place to pick up a woman?
Because a woman who can't even afford a washing machine will probably never be able to
Why do women have smaller feet than men?
It's one of those 'evolutionary things' that allows them to stand closer to the kitchen sink.
Scientists have discovered a food that diminishes a woman's sex drive by 90%.
It's called a Wedding Cake.
My very favorite
Why do men die before their wives?
They want to!
(You gotta love it)
Strawberry Cheesecake Salad
12 oz. whipped topping
1 small package of cheesecake pudding (powder)
3 (6 oz) strawberry yogurts
1 lb fresh strawberries, sliced
3 bananas, sliced (add just before serving or they brown)
miniature marshmallows (add just before serving)
Thaw whipped topping and in a large salad bowl stir together whipped topping, yogurts, and
pudding powder. Let this set up in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. Wash and
slice strawberries. You can add strawberries to salad or wait to add them with sliced
bananas and marshmallows just before serving. Keep refrigerated.
This recipe was shared in a recent issue of Chesapeake Style Magazine. I write a food
column in this local magazine 8 times a year.
We will take this to a Super Bowl Party Sunday
|Note from Mrs. B
A special thank you to Gideon who owns
He has donated a Collapsible Hand Painted Silk Desert Hat
with a Silk Pouch (to keep the hat in, of course) to our
2nd Annual Desert Dunes Golf Tournament. *See Flyer Below
THIS IS A FUN EVENT AND EVERYONE IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.
What a great Valentine gift for the lady in your life!
To purchase - contact Gideon at his studio. Info is above.
|Kudos for one of our Vendors
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that we've used Darian to help us
with a minor plumbing matter for the third time, and he deserves the
'plumber of the year' award.
The is guy is polite, trustworthy, prompt and reasonably priced' and even has senior
discounts, etc. It's more like working with a close relative that the typical plumber.
I sent in a recommendation a year or two ago and noticed that others in the
community have used and recommended him to boot.
Plumbers are Us
We hear you - we, too, have used Darian. A real quality person.
Click The List, then Click on 'P' for Plumber
|HERE'S ANOTHER FAVORITE OF OURS...
|AND ANOTHER GREAT ONE...WE WILL SEE YOU THERE!
|Coachella Valley Water District
January 27, 2015
CVWD's board moves to protect Colorado River water deliveries and local groundwater
supplies, and to advocate local cooperation on Salton Sea
Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today reiterated its support for
Salton Sea restoration, but not in a way that jeopardizes valuable imported water supplies for
the Coachella Valley.
Imperial Irrigation District filed a petition in November with the State Water Resources Control
Board (SWRCB) seeking to condition its transfers of Colorado River water to CVWD and
another water agency to the State of California’s performance in meeting its legal obligation to
restore the Salton Sea.
Board members spoke at length about the need to balance restoration of the Sea with the need
to have an effective local water management plan that includes imported water.
Citing concerns about the petition’s potentially adverse effects on deliveries of imported water
locally, however, they voted 4-0-1 (with Director Cástulo Estrada abstaining) to oppose the
“We share IID’s frustration that the state has not acted on Salton Sea restoration,” said CVWD
Board President John Powell Jr., “but holding the water transfers hostage, asking us to hold a
gun to our head and pull the trigger if the State fails to act, is not a productive way to bring
The water transfers are part of the 2003 Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA), which is a
series of agreements and contracts designed to enable California to utilize no more than its
legal entitlement of 4.4 million acre-feet annually of Colorado River water.
CVWD is receiving ramped-up amounts of Colorado River water from IID in addition to its
normal base entitlement of 330,000 acre-feet, and has been using the additional supply to
replenish the aquifer in the eastern valley and move golf courses away from the use of
groundwater for their irrigation needs.
The amount of Colorado River water CVWD receives from IID eventually ramps up to
approximately 100,000 acre-feet annually, bringing a net of 428,000 acre-feet of imported water
to the Coachella Valley. The district plans to utilize a significant amount of IID transfer water to
expand the delivery of imported water to farms in the Oasis area. This will further reduce
demand on groundwater supplies for nonpotable purposes such as irrigation.
Colorado River water also is expected to play a role in the district’s ability to address a new
state health standard involving the presence of the naturally-occurring element, chromium-6.
CVWD, IID and San Diego County Water Authority are paying $133 million to mitigate impacts
of the QSA on the Sea, and another $30 million toward restoration.
The state Legislature passed several bills, signed into law by the governor, making California
responsible for all additional mitigation costs and mandated that several state agencies take
action to develop a viable plan to restore the sea. While legislation made the state responsible
for Salton Sea restoration, funding was not included and there has been little progress in recent
“CVWD fully supports restoration of the Salton Sea,” said Powell. “We work closely with other
stakeholders such as IID through the Salton Sea Authority and would welcome additional,
voluntary discussions on the Sea’s restoration if doing so would generate positive results, but to
in effect penalize us and other water transfer recipients because the state is not living up to its
obligations is not acceptable.”
CVWD, IID, Riverside and Imperial counties and other stakeholders have been working together
through the Salton Sea Authority to find ways to address the sea’s deteriorating ecological
conditions and the funding to finance viable projects. CVWD’s opposition to the petition will not
impair its participation in these efforts.
The Coachella Valley Water District is a public agency governed by a five-member board of
directors. The district provides domestic and irrigation water, agricultural drainage, wastewater
treatment and reclamation services, regional storm water protection, groundwater management
and water conservation. It serves approximately 108,000 residential and business customers
across 1,000 square miles, located primarily in Riverside County, but also in portions of Imperial
and San Diego counties.
News from Empire Polo Club
Upcoming Events & News
January 27th, 2015
This Sunday our game times are an hour earlier to accommodate spectators who want to
watch the Super Bowl. Our first match will be at 11:00 AM and our second game starts at
1:00 PM. If you would like to reserve a seat in our VIP area, please call 760-393-7298 or
Click HERE for all details.
LOTS AND LOTS OF FUN - DON'T MISS OUT
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Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
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YOU STILL HAVE TIME
|TABLE WARE FOR SALE
I have Fiesta (Cream color) table ware for sale:
(pattern is still available open stock at Macy’s at a considerably higher price than I am asking.)
For all details, Click on THE HOT SHEET
|OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF, SOMETIMES I NEED
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
Some of you may know what a nut I am about gourds...I love them. I love to watch them grow, I
love to make bird houses out of them, I love to shine them up and just keep them in their natural
Here is the winner of all things gourds - she is fabulous. I want to share some of her works
with you - you will be amazed.
|ABOUT THE ARTIST
Betty Finch, founder of the Kern County Gourd Patch, was the regional coordinator of the patch for the first 7 years.
She has won many blue ribbons in gourd crafting shows including Arizona , California , Florida , Indiana , and Ohio .
Betty has won best of show at The Ohio Gourd show, The Fallbrook National Gourd Fine Art Show, the Paso Robles
Gourd Art Show, The Kern County Fair Fine Arts Professional Sculpture, The California Gourd Society state
competition (twice), Celebrate Ag with the Arts in Madera, CA, Arts Council of Kern Animal House Exhibition and the
52nd Lodi Invitational Art Show.
Betty has served as a judge at state gourd shows in California ,
Indiana , and Florida .
During her 25 year career in law enforcement Betty attended the FBI National Academy Facial Imaging Course and
the Scottsdale Artist’s School Suspect Composite Course. The influence of that training is apparent in the human-like
faces on many of her gourds.
Betty completed several sections on the California “Traveling Gourd” pictured above. A detail of her woodburned
section featuring a portrait of gourd grower, Doug Welburn, is pictured below.
Betty was a speaker at the 2005 International Forum on Gourds in Huludao , China . She has been invited to speak
about gourds at numerous gardening clubs including Master Gardeners, The Rose Society and Green Thumb
Gardening Club as well as Rotary Clubs and other business organizations.
Betty loves to entertain others with her gourd creations such as marionettes and masks.
Mr. Pan Dongbo, of Huludo, China working Betty’s bird marionette at Gourd Fair LA in 2004.
She entertains senior citizens at many of the retirement communities in her area.
Betty is an avid gardener and specializes in experimenting with hand-trained, manipulated and molded gourds. This
interest is what led her to meet with master gourd trainer, Jim Story of Pendleton Indiana from whom she learned the
art of growing gourds in knots, spirals and flat wood molds.
In 2005 Betty sought out world renowned molded gourd grower, Mr. Zhang Cairi at his farm outside of Tianjin ,
China . This learning experience ultimately resulted in her co-authoring “The Immortal Molded Gourds of Mr. Zhang
Cairi” with Guojun Zhang.
Mr. Zhang Cairi showing Betty the molded gourds in his garden.
Goujun Zhang poses with gourdman and Gourdwoman in front of Betty’s studio.
|To visit Betty's website