March 5, 2015

Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo

The annual egg hunt and petting zoo will be held at Arbre Park on Sat, March 28th.  The egg hunt begins at promptly 4:00 (don't be late... it lasts just minutes!).  The petting zoo from Walton's Hallow will run from 4:15 - 5:15.  Don't forget to bring quarters for animal feed.

Can you help make this fun event happen?  We need volunteers on Monday, March 23rd at 6:30pm to fill the eggs in the activity center (pool house).  Kids are welcome (you may want to discuss beforehand how much candy they can eat while helping...).  We also need help with set-up at 3:00 at Arbre Park on Sat, March 28th.  Please contact Lisa at or 651-353-2619 to volunteer or if you have questions.

February 9, 2015

Is this your dog?

Lab found in Victor Gardens

REUNITED: From Otter Lake Animal Care
Her owner has reclaimed her!
Date found 02-07-15 Date reunited 02-11-15

Previous message....
This dog was found in Victor Gardens on Garden Way North early Saturday morning.  Can you help find her owner?

Date Found: 02-07-2015 3:30 AM
Breed of Dog: Labrador Retriever
City where found: Hugo
Nearest Intersection? Garden Way North
Zip Code: 55038
Gender: Female
Neutered / Spayed? Unknown
Color or Markings: gray around face
Approximate weight: 50-60 lbs
Approximate Age: Senior
Have you checked the dog for microchip? Yes, no microchip was found
Dog was wearing: Wearing Collar, Wearing Tags
Any information on how found, description information, color of collar, etc. : Wearing choke chain and rabies tag - will be pursued.
**This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/emails regarding locating this dog's family**
Where is the dog being held? Otter Lake Animal Care Center
Contact's name: Brittany Harmon
Contact's Phone Number: (715) 220-1332
Alternate Phone Number: (612) 616-6135
Contact's E-mail:

February 4, 2015

Feb. 10 ARC Meeting Cancelled

Victor Gardens Community Association' ARC meeting scheduled for Feb. 10 is cancelled.  There were no complete Architectural Applications submitted by the 7-business prior deadline.

The committee members are now in the process of rescheduling ARC's March meeting to avoid absences due to the March school spring break.  Upcoming, tentatively scheduled ARC meetings are posted on Victor Gardens News' calendar. 

February 3, 2015

SFV Board meeting location change

Update: Victor Gardens Single Family Village's Board of Directors meeting will meet at Rice Lake Centre on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 6:00pm.  The meeting's location has been moved due to construction in our Victor Gardens Neighborhood Activity Center.

Winter Carnival at Oneka Elementary

Looking for something to do with the kids this Friday night?  Come to the winter carnival on Fri, Feb 6th from 6-8pm at Oneka Elem.  Cost is $10/ child or $25 for 3 kids and covers all games and activities.  The carnival will feature a bounce house, mad science experiments, games, face painting, a raffle, book walk, Nordy from the MN Wild and much more!

January 29, 2015

Support Tristan Kalos' Eagle Project

Your neighbor and Victor Gardens resident, Tristan Kalos, is a remarkable young man. He's a volunteer generous with his spare time and talents. Working regularly with Hugo's Good Neighbors Food Shelf and with younger boys in Cub Scouts, he's now turned his attention to his next effort.  Tristan's currently a "Life Scout" with Hugo’s Boy Scout Troop 151 on his way to earning Scouting's highest award- Eagle Scout.

With his Eagle Project, Tristan will continue to give back to his community by making improvements at Central Middle School in White Bear Lake.  In order to complete the project he’ll be raising funds to pay for materials and supplies.  He’ll also be in charge of coordinating the many volunteers needed to complete the job.  Please follow this link for details and donation information.

It’s easy to be proud of a self motivated young man like Tristan. I hope as neighbors we can all help financially support his ambitious project.  Thank you for supporting Tristan!

- Mark V.

January 26, 2015

Habitat for Humanity

Did you know that Habitat for Humanity is coming to Hugo?  Want more information?  Attend an informational session on Wednesday, January 28th from 6:30-8 pm at the St. Genevieve Community center (6995 Centerville Rd)
Learn About:
What is Habitat for Humanity??
Building a Habitat Home
Owning a Habitat Home
Supporting Habitat in our Community

A Light Supper will be Provided.  For more information contact Julie at

January 24, 2015

Changes to the Social Committee in 2015

After 3 years Kelly Farrell has decided to step back from leading the social committee.  If you see Kelly please thank her for all her hard work over the last 3 years (especially her work on National Night Out!). 

We welcome Kasey Birch as the new co-chair of the social committee.  Kasey and Lisa are working to plan events and budget for 2015.  If you have any suggestions, concerns, or would like to volunteer to run an event please let us know! 

Kasey: or 763-300-5683
Lisa: or 651-353-2619

Check back in the next couple of week for a more complete list of events but for now mark your calendar for Sat, March 28th at 4:00 for the annual egg hunt and petting zoo!  Hope to see you there!

January 23, 2015

Place your garbage and recycling cans away from each other

Single Family Village residents: Gene's Disposal has requested that trash and recycling bins be put on opposite ends of your driveway on pick-up days.

They have switched over to automated trucks, so they need a little extra room to grab the bins. If you cannot put them on opposite ends of the driveway, they said a two foot space between that bins would also work.

Gene's would greatly appreciate your cooperation with this request. If you have any questions, you may contact them at 651-426-1224.

January 21, 2015

ARC meetings are on VG's calendar

As a reminder, all Architectural Review Committee meetings for Victor Gardens Community Association (the Master Association) are open to VG owners.  If you're interested in seeing the process by which new home designs are discussed and approved by the ARC- attending these meetings is a good opportunity. Visit our ARC page for more background info.

After applications are submitted, the ARC's members generally have at least 7 days to review them.  Members arrive to the meeting ready to discuss the details of each application and vote if necessary.

The ARC's meetings appear on our Victor Gardens Calendar page.  The next one is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 6:30pm at VG's Neighborhood Activity Center.

In some cases where applications aren't received on-time or there's nothing for the committee members to discuss, the ARC meetings are cancelled.  Keeping an eye on the calendar will alert you to any changes in the schedule.

January 8, 2015

Snow removal update

After today and this evening's light snow passes thru, the winds are expected to increase causing overnight drifting.  Expect that snow removal services will clear the city sidewalks Friday morning. 

Visit our Snow Removal page for snow service provider info.

January 6, 2015

Next week's ARC meeting cancelled

VG's Architectural Review Committee's regularly scheduled monthly meeting (Tuesday, Jan. 13) has been cancelled.

Submissions must have been received by VG's Community Manager Jennifer Campbell at least 7-days prior to a scheduled ARC meeting.  The committee members need this time to review the materials at home prior to discussing and voting on applications during the committee meeting. 

All future scheduled monthly meetings appear on the Victor Gardens News calendar.

Any interested VG homeowner is welcome to attend any of ARC's meetings.  Sometimes ARC meetings are cancelled when there aren't topics or applications for the committee members to discuss.  That's why ARC's Jan. 13 was cancelled.