Many of you have been alarmed when you noticed a “funny” burning smell when your heat comes on as the weather turns cooler. When your furnace is not used for a long period of time, dust can collect on the heat exchanger and in the air ducts. It is normal for the dust to burn off when the heater is turned on for the first time and is not a cause for concern.
To prevent unnecessary alarm in the middle of the night, we recommend you turn your heat on during the day to test the system before it’s needed. If the burning smell persists or gets stronger, call Chatham Fire (355-6688).
A new show soon will be opening on our island, but the only tails that will be shaking in this act are those of one of America’s favorite gamefish, the hybrid striped bass. Thanks to the Skidaway Island Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and Jeff Wong, owner of The Omelette House chain, more than 1,700 hybrid striped bass fingerlings were released recently in six of our island lagoons.
Make plans to give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood on December 3 from 1 to 6 p.m. during the Kiwanis of Skidaway Red Cross Blood Drive. The Blood Drive will be held in the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall (54 Diamond Causeway). There will be free chili for all donors!Make your appointment online at the Red Cross website (redcrossblood.org) using sponsor code SIUMC.
Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets of The Landings Association is the free notary service offered to residents. Although this service has been available for many years, some residents are unaware it exists.
For nearly four years, the electronic boards have been in place and remain one of our residents’ favorite means of displaying event information. According to Community Relations Representative Sabrina McDowell, there are a few things residents should keep in mind when requesting space on the electronic message boards.