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The Club at FH Welcomes Alyssa Deines
Category: Athletic Club

Alyssa Deines works in The Athletic Club at The Juice Bar! She has been with us for 6 weeks and we genuinely love her as our new addition. Before making her way here she worked as a manager in a local emergency room. Alyssa is from Pennsylvania near Penn State where she lived for 24 years. She moved around a bit but ended up in Colorado four years ago and loves it. She enjoys hiking, camping and hanging out with her adorable dogs. Make sure you say hello, she is sure to brighten your day.

Posted by Ashley B. on 12/02/2016

New Home vs. Resale: Which is Right for You?
Category: Homebuilders

Is a newly built home right for you? Do you want a home that you’ve helped design and that offers the latest in energy efficiency and design? Or a previously owned home that may need fix-ups, paint jobs, and walls moved around to create the types of open spaces that make sense today?

These are baseline questions that confront many home shoppers early in the process. Your own answers are likely to depend on your lifestyle preferences, financing needs, and the priorities you put on features like high energy efficiency, functional arrangements of interior living spaces, and your desire, budget and aptitude when it comes to repairs and capital improvements.

There are a number of reasons you might prefer a resale house, even if it needs work. For instance, you may have your heart set on moving to a specific neighborhood in the city or a close-in suburb, where newly-constructed houses are rare or not available unless you buy an existing home, tear it down, and build a new home on the lot. Or you may be a do-it-yourself aficionado and relish the opportunity to take an old house and transform it, even if that takes considerable time and money.

So it’s understandable that some buyers prefer an existing house in an older neighborhood. But have you seriously considered the potential advantages of buying new? Here’s a quick overview of some of the important pluses of new homes to think about:

Energy Consumption/Green Building: If you care about “green” — whether that means the money you spend on energy bills every month or your concern about the environment — a newly constructed home is virtually always the better option. Homes built today must meet far tougher national code standards for energy efficiency than just a few years back. Most newly-built homes, in fact, come with energy certifications covering walls, roofs, windows, doors and even appliance packages. Virtually no resale homes offer certifications because they were built to much lower standards — often decades ago, when energy usage was an afterthought.

You can retrofit many elements of an existing house to improve its energy efficiency, but it’s costly. Even then, because of design shortcomings, you may not be able to achieve the level of efficiency that is now routine with a newly-constructed home. In addition, new homes typically offer better air filtration which increases indoor air quality, reducing symptoms from those who have asthma or allergies.

Flexibility for Space and Wiring Customization: When you buy a resale house, you get what’s already there. That may include room layouts, ceiling heights and lighting that may have made sense in the1950s or earlier — formal dining rooms, small kitchens, fewer bathrooms and windows, and the like. With a new home, by comparison, you can often participate in the design of interior spaces with the builder, in advance of actual construction. Plus many new homes come with the sophisticated wiring that’s needed for high-speed electronics and communication equipment, entertainment centers and security systems. With an older home, you may have to spend substantial sums of money to take down walls where that’s possible — some are so-called load-bearing walls that are not easily moved — to enlarge rooms in order to create the flowing, more open living ...

Posted by Adrianna E. on 11/22/2016

Meet Keeler from The Club
Category: Athletic Club

Keeler has been with Flying Horse for five years and feels privileged to be here. You probably see him all over The Club, he ensures everything is operating smoothly at the Gatehouse, Athletic Club and Clubhouse. In his spare time he enjoys running (a lot), hiking, tennis, and fly fishing. Even though Colorado has been his home for eight years, he is very proud of his east coast heritage and tries to get back that way at least once a year. If you haven’t met Keeler, introduce yourself! He is always there to greet with a smile, warm hello and is an essential asset to our Flying Horse team! 

Posted by Ashley B. on 11/11/2016

Flying Horse Magazine #39
Category: Flying Horse Magazine

This issue of Flying Horse Magazine is filled with information about activities at The Club, a quarterly update from the Flying Horse HOA complete with fall landscape tips, details about Discovery Canyon’s Boys Golf Team earning a State Championship title, and exciting neighborhood news including a business spotlight article about two new businesses opening in The Shoppes at Flying Horse. Here is the link to view the digital issue of Issue 39

So read on and enjoy! As always, if you have any ideas or suggestions for future issues of Flying Horse Magazine, please drop us an email at sales@ptmdpublishing.com. We are always looking for photos and stories from the neighborhood. 

Posted by Ashley B. on 11/07/2016

Halloween at The Club!
Category: Athletic Club

We are celebrating Halloween night at The Club, exclusively for our members only. No need to RSVP just show up! Our Halloween celebration will take place this Monday on October 31st from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in the Athletic Club gymnasium. There will be a Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Costume Contest, a Bounce House, Carnival Style Games & Happy Haunted Maze! This event is free to all members, so we hope to see all our members in their scariest costumes. 

Posted by Ashley B. on 10/27/2016

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats
Category: Neighborhood Recipe Exchange

Check out this mouth-watering Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treat Recipe. Thanks Executive Sous Chef Eric Hill, we cannot wait to make these ourselves! 

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

serves 12 people

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 (10 ounce) bag mini marshmallows plus one cup
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of allspice
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of kosher salt
6 cups crispy rice cereal

Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish (or a smaller dish — see Note below).

In a heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add the pumpkin puree and continue to cook until it is warmed through. Fold in 10 ounces of the marshmallows, stirring frequently until almost completely melted. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and salt, and remove from heat.

Allow the marshmallow mixture to cool 10 minutes; fold in the remaining cup of marshmallows. Continue to cool the mixture for another 20 to 25 minutes until it is room temperature (failure to cool the mixture will result in soggy rice crispy treats.) Add the puffed rice cereal and stir, using a silicone spatula, until combined.

Press the mixture into the greased rectangular baking dish. Let set for 30 minutes before cutting and serving.

Note: Chef Eric Hill calls for a 9x13-inch dish here, but often uses an 8x11-inch because who doesn't love taller treats. Any size in this range should do.

Posted by Ashley B. on 10/26/2016

Flying Horse Holiday Luncheon & Fashion Show!
Category: Dining

Flying Horse Holiday Luncheon & Fashion Show will take place Thursday, November 10th at 10:30am-1:00pm!

$32.00 (INCLUSIVE) PER PERSON FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS. 
We want to hold this event for you, our highly valued members and your guests to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. 
This season we are welcoming back fashion designer Fab’rik along with two new designers Cabi and Lularoe. Seating this year will be limited. 
To RSVP please call Maxine Newton at (719) 487-2648.
We are very much looking forward to hearing from you! Reminders: You must cancel 24 hours in advance to avoid charges. Kid's Cabin will be available. To ensure availability please RSVP by calling 719-487-2610.

Posted by Ashley B. on 10/07/2016

The Club welcomes Jared Kadzikowski
Category: Dining

Jared Kadzikowski is The Club’s new Sommelier. He was born and raised here in Colorado Springs and fell in love with wine as a server at The Melting Pot. During his 4 years at Charles Court and Summit restaurants at The Broadmoor Hotel he acquired his level two certified sommelier certification with The Court of Sommeliers. Jared graduates in May 2017 from UCCS. A fun fact about him is he made it all the way to becoming an Eagle Scout, only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process. He is proud to be a part of the wine program here at The Steakhouse at Flying Horse and looks forward to diversifying and improving the wine list and experience at such a lavish and beautiful restaurant. Please say hello and welcome him as you see him around the restaurants!

Posted by Ashley B. on 10/03/2016

Meet Colton Wernet, The Club
Category: Athletic Club

Colton Wernet was born in CA but moved to Colorado Springs 17 years ago. He loves traveling and has lived/been to Hawaii, Lake Tahoe, LA, Breckenridge and Japan. Colton started at Flying Horse in 2011 as a valet, he took time off to travel and luckily came back to us at the beginning of the year! You might have seen him in The Tack Room but now you will see his smiling face driving into The Club. When he is not working in The Gatehouse, Colton loves to snowboard, run, skateboard and surf. He is finishing his degree at UCCS as well, make sure you congratulate him when you pass by!

Posted by Ashley B. on 09/30/2016

State Title for Discovery Canyon Thunder
Category: Golf

Discovery Canyon Thunder claims the Class 4A boys state golf championship! This is the first state title in school history for Discovery Canyon Campus (DCC)!   The epic win took place in Carbondale at River Valley Ranch Golf Club with a final score of +6 (438). Discovery Canyon's Luke Trujillo won the individual title in a playoff over Jackson Solem of Silver Creek. Trujillo's final score was -4. The DCC team, coached by Club Member, Mark Liggett has had a great season, including wins in the Spartan Invite and the Cheyenne Mountain Invite. The state championship has been a goal for Liggett and the team. A goal that was achieved with well deserved recognition. Congratulations Thunder!  The entire team at Flying Horse is proud of you all!  To learn more about DCC's Thunder and their new state championship, visit https://chsaanow.com/2016-09-27/discovery-canyons-luke-trujillo-wins-playoff-win-4a-boys-state-golf-title

Posted by Kim S. on 09/28/2016

Top 10 Reasons Home Buyers Prefer New Homes vs. Used
Category: Neighborhood Villages

Today's new homes offer more benefits than ever before. Here's a quick list of the Top 10 reasons why so many home buyers prefer new homes to used houses:

1) Design Your Dream Home Your Way: Why settle for someone else's choices when you can select your favorite cabinets, countertops, appliances, carpets and flooring? While you're at it, you can choose gorgeous bath and kitchen fixtures, lighting and other options that you love. Your new home will reflect your style, not someone else's taste.

2) Choose a Floor Plan and Room Layout that Meets Your Needs: Want a master bedroom on the first floor? It's yours. With massive his and her's walk-in closets? Done! Want high ceilings and a luxurious, resort-style master bath? Perhaps you'd like a sitting room with a fireplace in your owner's suite or French doors that open to your private patio or the pool? It's easy, when you build your master suite your way.

3) All New, Under Warranty: A used home likely has tired products that may soon need replacing. Your new home — and the products that comprise it — are brand-new and under warranty. What's the cost to replace a roof, appliances, countertops or a water heater on a used home? Those components of your new home feature the latest designs and building materials and should offer you years of comfort and enjoyment before needing replacement.
4) Energy and Cost Savings: Today's new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just five years ago. Versus homes built ten or 20 years ago, it's game over, advantage new.Why settle for drafty, energy-wasting single-pane windows in a used home? Many new homes offer double or even triple-pane windows. Special window coatings and inert gases between the layers of glass are often available, saving you even more energy and money in both heating and cooling season.

5) Comfort and Indoor Air Quality: Today's new homes meet stringent energy standards and codes not in place in the past. They combine high-performance energy efficiency with state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration. The result is year-round, draft-free comfort and higher indoor air quality.

6) Low Maintenance: New cars today are computer-designed and computer-equipped. That's why they perform much more reliably than a car that's 15 or 20 years old. Homes are the same. Today's new homes have open floor plans and high ceilings that reflect the way we live today. They're also made of cutting-edge building products that require less care and maintenance. Another plus? The latest building systems and components are designed and engineered to work together.

7) Community Amenities: Many new homes are built in lavish master-planned communities with resort-style community centers, pools and clubhouses. Many new home communities also feature hiking trails, protected open lands and some of the best new schools and shopping near (or even within) your new home community.

8) Advanced Technology and Design: It's possible to replace all of the single-pane windows in a resale home with today's high-performance windows. It...

Posted by Adrianna E. on 09/27/2016

The Club at FH welcomes Bill Muno
Category: Athletic Club

Please join us in welcoming Bill Muno to our Tennis Family! Bill is a USPTR Tennis Professional coming to us from River Trails Tennis Center and Centre Court Athletic Clubs in the Chicago area. In 2015, Bill was the USTA #1 ranked 50's doubles player and in 2002 the #1 ranked 40's singles player in the Chicago District. He played college tennis at Drake University. Bill was also a commodity trader at The Chicago Mercantile Exchange for 33 years. He is excited to be back in Colorado, where he met his wife, Nanette working at a Dude Ranch in Granby. They have two wonderful kids Ali & Bo. Bill will be assisting alongside Adam & Mike with all aspects of the program and trying some new programs as well.

Posted by Ashley B. on 09/26/2016

Meet Mindy Saldivia from The Club
Category: Athletic Club

Mindy Saldivia works in our accounting department and is always kind and helpful! She was born in California and moved to Colorado at a young age. She has been here since and loves it here. She began working at Flying Horse a year and a half ago and we are delighted to have her on our team. During her free time, she enjoys camping and hiking. She has a huge family of three girls, two dogs, a cat and a lizard! Her daughters keep her busy with gymnastics, choir and track/field. We are positive you have seen her around The Club, make sure you say hello she is a joy to speak with!

Posted by Ashley B. on 09/23/2016

Meet Abbie Smith from The Club
Category: Kids Cabin

Ms. Abbie Smith has worked for Flying Horse for three years. With her genuine smile and welcoming personality we couldn’t be luckier! She was born in Scotland, moved to Colorado Springs and has been here for 15 years. She loves hiking, camping and hanging out with her family. She has 6 brothers and 6 sisters, she is child #5 and they keep her busy! She loves working in The Kids Cabin developing relationships with the kiddos who have been coming here for years. Make sure you say hello and thanks for all she does for us here!

Posted by Ashley B. on 09/16/2016

Basketball Skills Clinic this weekend at The Club
Category: Community Events

4-time Hall of Fame Coach Dan McKiernan will run this Big Man Clinic.

The Big Man Clinic is for all post players, with a concentration on footwork, from the low post, high post, short post, new screen offenses, (roll, slip, and pop), postman shots, defense and passing.

Who: Jr. High & High School boys at the Intermediate/ Advanced playing level
When: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Where: Flying Horse Athletic Club Gym
Cost: Members - $45.00/ Non - Members - $60.00
Maximum Number: 10 players
Call 494-1222 to sign up

Posted by Ashley B. on 09/16/2016

The Club welcomes Kari Ottaviano
Category: Dining

Say hello to our new Food & Beverage Service Manager, we cannot wait for her to start! "My name is Kari Ottaviano. As a kid, I started out with a flair for food and cooking. I can blame it on my Italian roots where meals were occasions and meant to be treasured. Of course, this led to an early start in restaurants as soon as I could pour a glass of wine and serve it. Since then, I have progressed and been lucky enough to run restaurants and hotel programs in 7 states. Colorado being my favorite, naturally. I hope to bring an unceasing passion for food and beverage to this new position and am so excited to be here. Please feel free to ask me anything. However, if the subject of my dog comes up, be prepared for pictures and gushing. Thanks so much for welcoming me into your community. I look forward to getting to know you."

Posted by Ashley B. on 09/14/2016

Adopt-A-Road
Category: Community Events

Flying Horse takes on the El Paso County Adopt-A-Road Program.

The El Paso County Public Services Department has had an Adopt-A-Road program since 1997. It's a great program that lets groups or individuals show their pride in El Paso County and where they live. The staff and members of Flying Horse were all smiles today after leaving the beautiful two-mile stretch! Although it was a windy day, everyone had a blast and made sure everything looked clean and beautiful.

Posted by Ashley B. on 09/12/2016

Meet Emily Smith from The Club
Category: Athletic Club

Emily Smith works at The Athletic Club front desk and is such a joy to both employees and members. She was born in Ohio and lived overseas for a few years. When her father retired from the Air Force her family moved to Colorado Springs to be close to her mother’s family. She has been living in Colorado for the past 17 years and loving every minute of it. She comes from a large family, she is the oldest of 13! We have had the pleasure of Emily being an employee here for four years. In her free time, she loves to read, hang out with friends, go for walks & playing pranks on her roommates. Emily is an avid coffee drinker, loves Harry Potter (who doesn’t) and is terrified of sharks! Make sure you say hello, she will absolutely brighten up your day!

Posted by Ashley B. on 09/08/2016

   
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