September 26, 2014

Potluck Sat, Sep 27th at Valjean Park?

Due to the lack of RSVP's and a grill master there will be no official potluck tonight.  Hope to see some people out enjoying the beautiful weather.

Guys Golf Night

Neighborhood guys golf night will be held on Thursday, Oct 2 at Tanner Brook (north on Hwy 61 near Forest Lake).  Tee-times will begin at 4:30.  Please call or text Steve at 651-262-7813 for more info or to RSVP.

September 22, 2014

Lawn Care - $50 Sprinkler Winterization - Sat. Oct. 18

Shawn Herman, of Classic Lawnscape Inc., is again offering discounted services for Victor Gardens residents. Shawn offers a VG resident discount to perform seasonal blowing out and shut-down of individual sprinkler systems. Shawn's offered this service for the last few years.

His price for blowing-out sprinklers is again $50.00 per home, payable on that day. He plans on performing the work on Saturday, October 18 and possibly Sunday, October 19.

Shawn wrote me last week about this, 

"I know that as usual, this is MEA weekend and does not work for everyone.  Separate appointments are available but the Saturday special will not be valid for those that choose this type of service.

The route would also be the same starting at Poets Green at 8:00 AM and proceeding south along Garden Way to Jardin.  Then up along Arbre to Garden Way and around the corner to Cossette Way, Victor Hugo Blvd., Garden Way, and Cossette Lane.
Then down Val Jean to Everton and finally around Provence Way.

As far as estimated timing for the three areas,  In the past the Garden Way – Arbre area was 8:00 til about noon.  Cossette – Garden Way area was noon til about 4:00 pm with Everton  - Provence Way area after 4:00pm.  Of course this will totally depend on the number of people interested. "

If you'd like to sign-up for this service, please contact Shawn Herman directly at (612) 366-6088 or

September 11, 2014

Movie Night - Friday

Rio 2 will be shown at Valjean Park at dark (around 8:00) on Friday, Sept 12.  Snacks (including hot chocolate!) provided.  Bring your blankets, lawnchairs, and coats to enjoy an outdoor movie!

Tour de Hugo - Saturday!

It’s not too late to come out and “Bike the Beauty” this Saturday September 13th, at the 4th Annual Tour de Hugo community bike ride.  There is a 6 mile, 20 mile, 32 mile and a 48 mile route, perfect for any level of biker.  You can still register to ride at City Hall or the morning of the event.  Cost is $25 per adult and $20 for kids 12 and under.  Or sign up as a team (5 or more people) and cost is $20 per adult rider, $15 for kids.  The first 200 riders get a bike bag full of great items from our sponsors, plus a Tour de Hugo T-shirt, bike bottle and commemorative bandana.  Plus, lunch from Festival Foods is included after the ride.  It’s a great event that supports the Hugo Park and Recreation Department.  Registration starts at 7:00am the Hugo City Hall, with the first ride leaving at 8:00am  We look forward to seeing you this Saturday to “Bike the Beauty.” 

August 20, 2014

Root Beer Floats

Root Beer Floats have been rescheduled for Monday, Aug 25 from 6:30-7:30 at the pool house.  Thanks to Janelle for volunteering.  Hope we have a great turn-out!  Please remember to enjoy your treats outside of the pool area.

August 19, 2014

Vandals topple Jardin Fountain

Last weekend the Jardin Fountain was knocked over by vandals.  A report has been filed with the Washington County Sheriff.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Jennifer Campbell, the Master Association's Community Manager,

Lawn Care - $40 Core Aeration Service

Jeff Ambrose has offered his lawn aeration services to Victor Gardens residents for a number of years and does a very professional job. He's offering a Victor Gardens discount rate of $40/per lawn (slightly higher for larger lawns). That's less than what most others charge for this service. For do-it-yourselfers, this is a pretty good deal considering the cost of renting the machine, time and effort involved, plus the cost of gas. Jeff did a great job on our lawn over the last seven years, and I would recommend his service.
Core Aeration Promotes Healthy Grass

Call Jeff Ambrose directly at (651) 274-1535. He's currently coordinating a schedule of Victor Gardens appointments.

If you're unfamiliar with core aeration, the U of M Extension Service describes it pretty well, "Core aeration is the best method of dealing with the problem of compaction in the lawn. Aeration promotes moisture and air penetration into soils, resulting in deeper and healthier root systems on the grass plants. ... The best time of year to aerate the lawn is late August to early October. Aeration can be done in the spring but will lead to additional weed seeds being brought to the surface where they may germinate. In fall, weed seeds will also be brought to the surface, but they will not sprout."


August 15, 2014

Local Business Profile: Paparazzi Accessories

Karla Olson, one of our Victor Gardens neighbors would like to introduce herself and her local business.

Hi Ladies- Do you like jewelry? Don't want to spend a lot of money on it? I am a independent consultant for Paparazzi Accessories. All items are only $5.00. Necklaces (comes with matching earrings) rings, bracelets, earrings, little girls bracelets, and hair clips. You like what you see you take it home with you. If you are interested in having a party give me a holler. 
Karla 651-249-5356 or you can send me a message on Facebook.

August 5, 2014

National Night Out is tonight!

Today is National Night Out! Join us at Arbre park from 6-8.

4th Street performing at 6:15 and UMA Karate at 7:15! Bounce houses, face painters, and crazy hair stylists will be ready to go by 6:00 - for FREE! Bring your camera to capture some fun summer memories!

Change of plans for meals tonight at National Night Out. Grundhofers canceled on us this afternoon but Papa Murphy's is coming to the rescue. We will be selling pizza for $1/ slice or a meal with a slice of pizza, carrots, and a drink for $2. Free lemonade, water and cake will also be available.

Thank you so much to everyone who has already volunteered! We still have some volunteer needs. Please check the sign-up at: and select a spot that will work with your family. We would love to have all spots filled before the celebration starts!

July 29, 2014

Need volunteers for Tuesday's National Night Out

Hi Neighbors!
Wondering if anybody would be able to volunteer (or volunteer their spouses or older kids!) for a half hour (or more) of their time to help out with National Night Out next week?  Below is the link to the sign up genius.  We still have lots of slots to fill.  Thanks so much!



July 23, 2014

The Circus comes to Hugo this weekend

The Culpepper Merriweather Circus is coming to town! Tickets can be purchased in advance at Sager Liquors and Holiday. Don't miss this fun, family event!

Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27
showtimes 2:00pm & 4:30pm
Hugo's Lions Park

Click here for more information.