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MUIRFIELD eNEWS: JULY 23, 2015

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Tennis Program Openings

There’s still plenty of time to sign up for tennis programs this summer! All programs are held at the Glick Road tennis courts.

Junior Tennis Session 5: Session 5 runs from August 4 to August 13. Tennis programs are offered for ages 4 and up. Read about the Junior program offerings or sign up online.

Junior Kid’s Camp:This is a great way to end the summer season! The 3 day camp will end with a pizza party at Noon on Wednesday, August 20. The camp is open to all ages and ability levels.

August 18 - 20
9:00 a.m. to 12 noon: ages 8+
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: ages 5 through 7
Sign up online

Adult Cardio Tennis: Cardio tennis is a great work out! Sign up each week with no commitment. One hour of tennis and movement drills are great for beginners to advanced level players. You can burn up to 600 calories per hour!
Thursdays: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Sundays: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Pickleball Clinic:Tuesday, August 4 at the Glick Road courts
FREE!
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Instruction/demonstration
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Play!
Guest Pro: Pablo Russo from Wickertree Tennis Club
No sign up necessary... just show up!

Tree and Shrub Clippings

As a reminder, please put tree and shrub clippings at the front of your home, in the yard by the curb, to await pickup. Do not put them in the street. Doing so makes an unnecessary obstacle for drivers and does not look good. Additionally, yard waste of any kind in the street can clog drains and sewers. With all of the heavy rain this area has experienced lately, clogged drains could cause water to back up into yards or basements.

Dublin has a free, convenient pickup and chipping service for debris. If the clippings are small or if they include other yard waste, they need to be bagged and put out for collection on Mondays. If clippings are large and/or include branches, they will be picked up free of charge by Dublin’s Curbside Chipper Service.

In order to obtain chipper service, residents must make a request either by phone at 614-410-4780 (24 hours a day) or online at http://dublinohiousa.gov/request/schedule-chipper-service/.

The following site has more information on Curbside Chipper Service: http://dublinohiousa.gov/services/curbside-chipper-service/

Architect Program Gets Results

A resident recently contacted the Association to let us know how pleased he was with the assistance he received from the Muirfield Association's free architect service program:

“Last year, John Reiner was a great help to us in providing a plan that would turn our mostly spotty grass and dirt back yard into a lovely area. What a transformation! We turned the plan over to Oakland Nursery, and they did a terrific job installing plants and sod. You might let John know that heis welcome to stop by and see the fruits of his labor.”

This service is available to all Muirfield residents. If you would like a free, one hour visit from either Rich Taylor, Architect, or John Reiner, Landscape Architect, please email sandy@muirfieldassociation.com.

Alert: Tech Scams on the Rise

Tech support scams have moved way beyond spam in email. Two of the most popular scams circulating now are fake pop-up warning messages and cold calls. These scammers are very good at pressuring people and utilizing deceptive tactics to convince users that they have a “serious” computer problem. In reality, the computer is fine and they are trying to trick the user out of money.

The pop-up scam happens while a user is browsing the internet. A message will appear saying that a virus or “suspicious activity” has been detected on the user’s computer. The message may even list the user’s IP address and internet service provider’s name. A phone number is provided to get “help”. It is important to understand that websites cannot automatically scan a computer for malware, viruses, or “suspicious” activity. Even though the message may look legitimate, it is a scam.

Scammers are also known to cold call people and claim they are from “Microsoft” or "Windows". They will claim the user's computer has a virus or malware and will offer to “fix” the computer. However, these calls are not legitimate. Microsoft has made it very clear that they will never make unsolicited phone calls to charge anyone for computer security or software fixes.

Although Mac scams are less common, they are starting to become more numerous. Any unsolicited call should be treated with caution.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a webpage detailing ways to deal with these scams at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0346-tech-support-scams.


Published July 23, 2015

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