5 Strategies to Conserve Water in Your Home

People all over the West benefit from the practice of water conservation, and residents in Falcon, Colorado’s, Meridian Ranch community are no exception. As fall approaches on the heels of a hot and dry summer, employing a few smart water-saving techniques goes a long way to ensuring there is enough water for us all.

Small Changes, Big Impact

Conserving water inside the home is easy. All it takes is a little consideration and a tweak of your daily habits. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Turn it off:

Conserving water is as simple as nixing the flow from the faucet. Put an end to wasteful water habits and be sure to turn the water off as you do the following tasks:

  • Hand washing
  • Teeth brushing
  • Shaving
  • Washing dishes

Check for leaks:

A leaky faucet or toilet can waste tens of gallons o... Read More

Navigating the New Normal: Back to School 2020-21

There’s no denying it: life looks a little different these days as families prepare for back to school. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools in the Falcon District 49 will follow a “Return to Learn” plan devised to keep families, teachers, and administrators safe during this unique time. On August 17, students will head back to the classroom . . . virtually. This means that until (at least) Labor Day, all learning will be done at home.

Is your family ready for this unique back to school? Here are some tips to ensure the transition goes as smoothly as possible:

Be in the know

Information is constantly being updated to reflect current CDC and district recommendations. Make a habit of checking this daily by visiting your school’s website. When equipped with this... Read More

Meridian Ranch to be Hub Community for 2020 Parade of Homes

Meridian Ranch is proud to be a hub community for the 2020 Parade of Homes. Three Meridian Ranch builders: Century Communities, Covington Homes and David Weekley Homes will be featured in the event which will take place from September 11 – 27. The Parade will be open from 10am – 6pm, Wednesdays thorough Sundays (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). Tickets go on sale in September and may be purchased at SpringsParade.com. Below is a map of the participating homes in Meridian Ranch:

 

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Line Dancing Classes

Don’t miss out on the fun – join us for Line Dancing Classes at the Meridian Ranch Recreation Center! Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4-6 pm. This is a progressive class that begins with an introduction to line dance. During the 2-hour class the dances become progressively more challenging so that everyone, at any level, can find the right time to drop in or out. Please no cowboy boots or scuffing shoes. A comfortable shoe with good arch support is all that is required. Social distancing guidelines will be observed throughout the class.

The class will be taught by Carrie Bauer, a National Teachers Association certified instructor with 6 years of experience.

Call 719-495-7119 ext. 2 for more information or email aquatics@meridianservice.org.

Swim Lessons Return to Meridian Ranch Recreation Center

We’re pleased to announce the return of private swim lessons to the Meridian Ranch Recreation Center beginning July 13th.  A 4-pack of 30 minute lessons is available for $80 (residents) and $100 (non-residents).

Lessons are available at the following times:
Monday – Friday: 8am-12pm and 3-6pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm
No lessons on Sundays

Currently, semi-private and group lessons are not available. Call 719-495-7119 ext. 2 for more information or email aquatics@meridianservice.org.

Delicious Brunch Ideas to Celebrate Father’s Day at Home

Father’s Day is coming soon—Sunday, June 21—and what better way to let Dad know you care than to prepare a lovely Waffles Breakfast meal? At a time when social distancing is top of mind for many, a delicious brunch at home is a wonderful option for your celebration. Even if it’s just for your immediate family, this is an opportunity to show how much you appreciate and care for the special father(s) in your life.

6 Brunch Recipes Dad Will Love

Brunch is the ideal meal: not too early, not too late, a little breakfast, and a little lunch. From sweet to savory, there are plenty of recipes to satisfy any palate.

Here is sampling of some delicious recipes sure to wow:

Sweet

Blueberry French Toast Casserole: Fo... Read More

Garden to Table: Spring Tips for a Bountiful Harvest

Thinking of growing your own food this season? At a moment when our world seems out of whack, there’s no better time to plant a garden. Not only is it an outlet for your energy but it also delivers a certain satisfaction in knowing where the nourishment for your body comes from. And best of all—it’s fun!

Get Outside and Start Growing

There’s no hard and fast rule about when to plant outdoors in Colorado, but with Mother’s Day behind us, it’s generally a safe time to get started. Here are some tips to get you on your way:

Choose Your Food

When it comes to fruits and vegetables, we all have our favorites (and least favorites!). What do the people in your household tend to gobble up? Make a list of everyone’s preferred f... Read More

Meridian Ranch Coloring Contest

The Meridian Ranch Coloring Contest is open to children through age 13!

Contest Timeline:
April 7-30: Download and color!
May 1: Winners will be announced!

Rules & Information:
Coloring pages: There are several coloring pages for each age group. One page per child please! All entries must be from residents of Meridian Ranch.

Submissions: To submit your entry please scan or take a *good* picture of your child’s drawing. Please do not include your child in the photo as these will be public. Submissions will be accepted via email (angela@meridianranch.com) or by Facebook message.

Voting: All qualifying submissions will be posted in a photo album on the Read More

Make the Purge: Deep-Clean Your Closet

Trying to keep busy as you find yourself spending more time at home these days? Look no further than your closet. Minimizing your “stuff” is a subtle yet powerful exercise that affords several benefits, and as an added bonus, it’s a productive way to pass the time. Clearing the clutter lifts an invisible mental weight you perhaps didn’t even know was holding you down. Additionally, with more purposeful items more easily accessible, you’ll save time (and frustration) in the long run by not digging, sorting, moving, or shuffling items to find what you’re seeking. 

Since no place experiences gradual accumulation quite like a closet, this is a great area of your home to start the unloading process. It’s a safe bet to assume the average closet is overfull, with items of clothing, shoes, and accesso... Read More

Leverage Leap Day: Ideas to Maximize Your Bonus Day

Do the words “I’m so busy” ever cross your lips? In today’s warp-speed world, this phrase is tossed around often. Why not take full advantage of Leap Day, the twenty-ninth day tacked onto the end of February every four years? Think of all you could accomplish with a bonus day . . .

On the other hand, perhaps it would be more satisfying to spend the day playing—or doing nothing at all! How will you spend your time on February 29? Here are some ideas to help maximize the day:

Play Catch-Up

  • Organize photos – Digital photos have a way of stacking up to an overwhelming degree. Face the problem head on, tackle one category/event at a time, and challenge yourself to keep only the best of the lot, ditching t... Read More

Go Green: 9 Inspiring Alternatives for Gift Wrapping Paper

The gift-giving season is upon us, and what a joyful time it is. But with all those presents comes wrapping paper. Have you ever thought about this paper’s disposability? Did you know you can’t recycle wrapping paper? This year, consider using an alternative method to conceal the special items you’ve purchased or made for loved ones.

Here is a sampling of 9 wrapping paper alternatives to inspire you this holiday season:

  • Gift bags: Have a stash of paper gift bags you’ve collected over the years? Reuse them! If used gently (and particularly within your family), they can be reused time and again.
  • Kraft butcher paper: Yes, it’s technically still paper, but it’s recyclable. This ... Read More

Reunion Homes wins People’s Choice and Industry Award for the Best Master Suite in the 2019 Parade of Homes

The Housing & Building Association (HBA) of Colorado Springs announced the winners of the 2019 Parade of Homes People’s Choice Awards and the Industry Awards of Excellence. Meridian Ranch is pleased to announce that Reunion Homes won the People’s Choice Award for their Sunlight Peak floor plan and the Industry Award of Excellence for the Best Master Suite in the $525,000-$580,000 price range.

The Sunlight Peak is Reunion Homes’ newest, most spectacular home, which you can visit at Meridian Ranch. The home boasts 5,770 finished square feet and includes the upgrades every new home buyer is looking for. Come out to Read More