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The Sounds of the Grapevine is a meant to be a fun, information and gossip column that should not be taken too seriously, but may give the readers some insight into happenings in Lake Forest.  The webmaster makes no promises of accuracy, but does promise not to print out and out lies.  Vulgarity will not be allowed.  Nothing that could be considered libelous will be printed.  Anyone who is interested in Lake Forest is welcome to contribute.  Unless the contributor specifically indicates that we do so, we will not print his or her name.  However, we will not accept anything that is anonymous.  The most recent contributions are listed first, so if you would like to read the story in the order that it was presented, you might want to jump to the bottom of the page and work your way back up.  The text that is seen in bold and italicized print is usually a cut & paste of someone's contribution.  Anything submitted may be filtered to avoid the above mentioned no-nos.  Determining what content is inappropriate for the Sounds of the Grapevine column is at the sole discretion of the webmaster. Statements proceeded by a are comments made by the webmaster.   A submission to the Grapevine may be made by Email to the webmaster or selecting the Suggestion Box graphics ()  from one of its many locations on this site.


OK,Readers, by popular demand we're bringing this unofficial Lake Forest website back to life. It's going to take a while to complete the process, so please be patient. There is some old material here. Some of the kids you see in these images are probably in college now or even starting their own families. It's really kind of nice to see them, so there will be no hurry in updating these pictures. The webmaster will be updating the Grapevine soon.


My goodness! It's been a long time since I've done this! You oldtimers out there may remember that the little lf graphic indicates a comment from the old webmaster. I'm planning to change this to a more traditional blog format, so keep checking back. I don't think I'm getting emails with your contributions right now, so you probably won't be seeing each others comments until I get the new system installed. In the meantime, I'll be posting comments that some of you who actually know me contribute and be throwing in a few of my own from time to time. I think you'll find it interesting.  The LFPOA board has been real creative over the last few years, sometimes in a good way and, unfortunately in the opinion of the old webmaster, sometimes in a way that has been disappointing. We're going to learn a lot together. Join in!


Wow! I've been browsing through the pages of this website and really enjoyed seeing some of those old pages. If you have some time, wander through the website and see Lake Forest. Some of the club is still as beautiful as it ever was and some of it no longer even exists. At one point a few years ago one of our brilliant boards decided the the country club cost too much to maintain, so they bulldozed at least a half a million dollars of association asset. The marina is mostly empty now, but hopefully the city will soon be dredging the channel and bringing new life to the Yacht Club. You can also check the About the LFPOA link that is found on the About Us page. You'll find more interesting information there, including the Covenants. Of course, the current board has decided that they can change the covenants, so these are not the same as the current reproduction. Read the ones you find here and see if you agree that anyone could have changed those covenants.  We'll talk more about this later. Don't pay any attention to the fees and other user information.  The numbers you see there are old and do not apply to today.


I just tested one of the Suggestion Box links to see if you could send in your contributions and it appears to be working. If you're interested in Lake Forest, join the discussion. Don't be too disappointed if you don't immediately see a great many contributions posted.  We've been offline for a good while, so it's going to take some time to see the blog traffic come back.