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  • Fun fact of the day

    there are only 3 words in the English language that start with the letters "EL".
  • New Homeowner’s Info

      1. Maple Leaf Golf and CC
        • Park Office, Phone: 625-3130, Fax: 625-5750, Email info@mapleleafgcc.net
        • General Accounting, Phone: 625-3130 Ext. 33, Email: acct@mapleleafgcc.net
        • Rent Payments 625-3130 Ext. 29
        • Sand Bar Restaurant 625-3130 Ext. 26
        • Home Rental Listings 625-3130 ask for Debi
        • Pro Shop/Golf Course 629-1666
        • Golf Tee Time Reservation System (CHELSEA) 625-6800 http://maple.chelseareservations.com/
        • Security Main Gate 629-3565
        • Security After Hours (Rover) 916-5325
        • Name Tags, Marjorie Hull, 235-7856
        • Mainscape Hotline for complaints on lawn mowing etc., 1-800-481-0096
        Garbage and ReCycling
        • Electronic Waste (Computers, TVs, Radios, Microwave Ovens)
      2. What’s New
        Community Channel 195
      3. Security
        Access Control Procedures
      4. Preferred Contractors, Vendors and Services for Maple Leaf Golf and CC
        • The list is available here  in .pdf format, contact Danny Adam at dannyoadam@yahoo.com with your own recommendations
        • See Linda Saunders at the Main Office for a hard copy
      5. Defibrillators, CPR and Training
        Defibrillators, CPR and Training
        CPR Training Southwest Florida
      6. Real Estate Lawyer for Maple Leaf Golf and CC
        • Harlan R. Domber PA, 3900 Clark Rd., Suite L-1, Sarasota, FL 34233 -2375, Phone: 941-923-9930, Google Maps
      7. Accents News Letter
        • Submit articles to Donna Sheppard at email: mlaccents910@hotmail.com or phone: (764-6013)
      8. Charlotte County Fertilizer Ordinance
        • be sure that contractors applying fertilizer on your property are certified as per Charlotte County Fertilizer Ordinance
        • The fertilizer ordinance as summarized by Nancy Miller is here.
      9. Closing Your Home for the Season
        Closing Your Home for the Season
      10. Protection of Your Assets
        Protection of Your Assets
      11. Home Insurance
        • Home Insurance Home Insurance List
      12. Banking and Bill Paying for Canadians
        RBC Bank
        TD Bank
        Encore National Bank
        PNC Bank
      13. Emergencies
        • Medical or Police Emergencies – Call 911, then Security – 629-3565 or 916-5325 (Rover after hours: 10 PM to 6 AM)
        • Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office (non emergency) 639-2101
      14. Hospitals
        • Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte 629-1181, Web: Fawcett Memorial   Google Maps
        • Peace River Regional Medical Center, Port Charlotte 766-4122, Web: Peace River   Google Maps
        • Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Punta Gorda 639-3131, Web: Charlotte Regional   Google Maps
        • Millenium Clinic (accepts Medipac), 2450 Tamiami Trail, 624-2704, Web: Millenium Physician Group  Google Maps
        • Nurse Connect 637-2497
        • Poison Control Center 627-6133
      15. Utilities
        • Florida Power and Light 639-1106 or 1-800-226-3545, Web: Florida Power and Light
        • Charlotte County Utilities (Water) 764-4300, Web: Charlotte County Water
        • Charlotte County Utilities (Sanitation) 629-1106
        • Charlotte County Utilities (EZ Pay) Web: Charlotte County EZ Pay Email: ccusupport@charlottefl.com
        • Charlotte County Recycling Site, 19675 Kenilworth Blvd., (Canadians: bring an old hydro bill to show you live here), Web: Kenilworth   Google Maps
        • Sunshine 811, Web: Sunshine 811 (Call Charlotte County 811 before you dig plus call the Maple Leaf Park Office at 625-3130)
        • Charlotte County (Taxes) 743-1350, Web: Charlotte County (Taxes)
        • Comcast Cable (Repairs/Service) 625-6000, Web: Comcast Cable Repair
        • Comcast Bill Payments, Web: Billing and Payments
        • Century Link (New Service) 1-800-339-1811, Web: Century Link
        • Century Link (Repair) 611
        • AT&T Wireless 743-3377, Web: AT&T Wireless
        • ALLTEL 626-8536, Web: ALLTEL
        • Hameltronics 363-7648
        • Americom (Cellular) 764-5900, Web: Americom
        • Cricket Wireless 613-1234, Web: Cricket
        • Exede Satelite Internet, Web: Excede.com 
        • TracFone Wireless 1-800-867-7183 , Web: TracFone
        • MagicJack Plus, Web: The Gadgeteer,  BestBuy
        • Dish Authorized Retailer Dish
        • Skype Skype
      16. Newspapers
        • Herald Tribune, 429-5875, Web: Herald Tribune
        • Charlotte Sun, 206-1000, Web: Charlotte Sun
      17. Maps
        • Port Charlotte Google Maps
        • Punta Gorda Google Maps
      18. History
        • Port Charlotte Wikipedia
        • Charlotte County Historic Center Charlotte County   Google Maps
      19. Airports
        • Punta Gorda Airport (Charlotte County), Phone: 639-1101, Web: Punta Gorda Airport   Google Maps
        • Southwest Florida International Airport (Fort Myers), Phone: 239-590-4800, Web: SW Florida Int. Airport   Google Maps
        • Tampa International Airport, Phone: 819-870-8700, Web: Tampa Int. Airport   Google Maps
        • Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, Web: Sarasota Bradenton International Airport   Google Maps
        • Rod’s Airport Transportation 301-268-6259
      20. General Information
        • Port Charlotte Visit Florida.com
        • Charlotte County Community Services
        •  Charlotte County Mosquito and Aquatic Weed Control (Zika Virus)
        •  Charlotte County and Punta Gorda Tourist Info (Video Gallery)
        • What to do in Port Charlotte from AARP
      21. Parks
        • Punta Gorda Parks City of Punta Gorda
        • Port Charlotte Beach Park Charlotte County   Trip Advisor   Google Maps
        • Charlotte Sports Park Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Baseball Park   Google Maps
        • Myakka River State Park Myakka River State Park   Google Maps
      22. Beaches
        • Port Charlotte Beach Park Charlotte County   Google Maps
        • Englewood Beach (Manasota Key)  Best Beaches Florida   Google Maps
        • Boca Grand (Gasparilla Island State Park)   Web: Gasparilla Island State Park   Google Maps
        • Nokomis Beach (Casey Key)   Best Beaches   Google Maps
      23. Arts
        • Charlotte Performing Arts Center Charlotte Performing Arts Center   Google Maps
        • The Cultural Center of Charlotte County The Cultural Center of Charlotte County   Google Maps
        • Charlotte Chorale Charlotte Chorale , Note: Check Performance locations on their web site
        • Blanchard House Museum Blanchard House Museum   Google Maps
        North Port Concert Band, North Port Performing Arts Center, 6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port, Florida. 941-426-8479 or 1-866-406-7722 Google Maps
      24. Bird and Wildlife Sanctuaries
        • Peace River Wildlife Center & Ponce De Leon Park Peace River Wildlife Center   Google Maps
        • Maple Leaf Golf and Country Club Audubon Sanctuary
        • Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary, Punta Gorda Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary   Google Maps
        • Alligator Creek Preserve, Punta Gorda Alligator Creek Preserve   Google Maps
        • Babcock Wilderness Adventures, Punta Gorda Babcock Wilderness Adventures   Google Maps
      25. Boat Tours
        • Zerve Calusa Queen, Punta Gorda Zerve Calusa Queen   Laishley Marina   Burnt Store Marina
        • Peace River Charters Peace River Charters   Arcadia Marina
        • King Fisher Fleet, Punta Gorda King Fisher Fleet   Fisherman’s Village Marina
        • Nav-A-Gator Bar and Grill, Lake Suzy Boat Tours  Desoto Marina
        • Pine Island Charters Pine Island Charters   Bokeelia Marina
      26. Fishing
        • Florida Fishing Regulations Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
        • Fishing Piers Charlotte County
        • Punta Gorda Fishing Charters Punta Gorda Fishing Charters   Laishley Marina • Reel Fishing Charters Reel Fishing Charters
        • Paradise Fishing Charters Paradise Fishing Charters   Placida Marina
        • King Fisher Fleet, Punta Gorda King Fisher Fleet   Fisherman’s Village Marina
        • Charlotte Harbor Charter Company, Punta Gorda Charlotte Harbor Charter Company   Burnt Store Marina
      27. Nearly New
        • Use Red Cross Drop Box here at the Ramparts Center (clothing only)
        • Saleable items may be contributed to our Annual Flea Market Sale, details will be covered in the Accents News
        • Salvation Army, Phone: 629-3170, Web: Salvation Army   Google Maps
        • Goodwill, Phone: 625-3449, Web: Goodwill   Google Maps
        • Charlotte County Habitat, Phone: Main: 206-2606, PickUp: 639-0586, Web: Habitat   Google Maps
        • Charlotte County Mid County Transfer Station, Web: Mid County Transfer Station
      28. Disposal of Used Hypodermic Needles
        Disposal of Used Hypodermic Needles
      29.  Disposal of Unwanted Medications
        Disposal of Unwanted Medications News report
        Charlotte County Sherrif’s Office 3280 Tamiami Trail, #505, 941-258-3900
      30. Buy and Sell within Maple Leaf Park
        • Buy, Sell, Wanted, Messages, Announcements 2100Kings.com (All Free)
      31. Golf Cart Maintenance Instructions
        Maintenance Instructions courtesy Gulf Carts of Port Charlotte, 4655 Tamiami Trail, Phone: 625-7969.
      32. Weather
        • Accu Weather, Port Charlotte, Web: Accu Weather
        • National Hurricane Center, Web: National Hurricane Center
        • Setting up your Weather Alert Radio, Web: Info on Setting Up Weather Alert Radios
      33.  Florida Taxes
        Florida Tax Information
      34. Retiree Associations and Tips
        • Four Useful Tax Tips for Snow Birds  Globe and Mail
        • Canada Revenue Agency Canadian Residents Going Down South
        • IRS Substantial Presence Test
        • Ernst and Young:  Managing Your Personal Taxes: A Canadian Perspective
        • Canadian Snowbirds Canadian Snow Bird Association
        • Travelling Outside Canada Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
        • Canadian Snowbirds and US Tax Law Office of Joseph C. Grasmick American Chamber of Commerce   Visit USA Act Status (Toronto Star)
        • Canadian Snowbirds Nova Scotia Health Coverage Extension
        • Form 8840 Closer Connection Forms, Toronto Star: Form 8840 , IRS Info: Form 8840
        • Temporary Stays outside Quebec, Web: Government of Quebec
        • How Long Can A Canadian Snowbird Stay Out of the Country? Web: Travel Insurance File
        • Residents Returning to Canada (Duties), Web: Canada Border Services Agency
        • Border shakeup could have tax consequences for snowbirds, Web:  http://business.financialpost.com/2014/03/11/border-shakeup-could-have-tax-consequences-for-snowbirds/
        • Canadians wintering in the US MNP.CA
        • Canadian Snowbirds could face US Taxman CBC NEWS
        CSA Magazine – Summer 2015
        • AARP
      35. Travel Insurance
        •  Medipac
        • Medoc
      36. Welcome Committee Members
        Welcome Committee Members

      Notes: 1) If you are dialing any of the 7 digit numbers above from outside Florida, you must add the Area Code 941. 2) We are not responsible or liable for the accuracy of this information or the quality of service rendered because phone numbers, addresses and other information may change without notice. Please report any errors, omissions or difficulties by email to support@mapleleafgcc.net