Thursday, December 31, 2009


Happy New Year everyone!

Wishing you and your families a safe and happy new year.

happy-new-year.jpg new_year image by naqiufalah

Sunday, November 15, 2009

2009 Halloween Portraits!

We had a great turnout for the Halloween portrait sessions. Thank you to everyone that participated! The costumes this year were fantastic and its always nice meeting more neighbors. All those that participated should have received their photos by now. If you have not, please email me at

Several people asked about pricing for family portrait sessions, so here is a link for those interested (remember that Rivermark residents receive an additional 10% discount).

Here are some of the portraits from Halloween! (click to enlarge)

Rivermark Blog is now on Twitter!

To make it easier to stay in touch, the Rivermark Blog is now on Twitter. Everytime there is a new blog post, a link to it will be broadcast via Twitter. If there are any interesting news briefs that don't really merit an entire blog post, then links will be posted via Twitter as well. One last note... there is also a Twitter gadget on the right side of the blog that will list the last 5 "tweets". Click here to follow the Rivermark Blog on Twitter!

2nd Annual Rivermark Tree Lighting

Hi Rivermark Neighbors!

Well, another Halloween has passed, so on to Christmas (ha, ha!).  

Please mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual Rivermark Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Sing-Along. 

When:  Monday, December 7, 2009
            at 7:00pm

Where:  Doyle Circle Roundabout

Please wear your hats, gloves, and scarves, and bring your families and singing voices.

We will have our lighting ceremony at the roundabout, begin singing carols, and continue roaming through the community spreading holiday cheer.

Thank you all very much, and I look forward to seeing you all on December 7.


Hollie Chang  

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Halloween 2009, A Success!

Halloween was definitely a success this year! We had over 500 trick-o-treaters visit our townhouse (528 to be exact) and many families took advantage of the free Halloween portraits for their children. I will post some of those photos here in a few days. In the meantime, here are photos of our 2009 Halloween setup (along with our neighbors)!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Winners of the Rivermark Halloween Decorating Contest!

I am proud to announce the winners of the first annual Rivermark Halloween Decorating Contest!

Thank you again to all who participated! As a community we all benefit from decorating for the holidays. Not only do children (and adults) enjoy the lights, decor, and pleasant holiday atmosphere, but it also affects our housing values in a positive way. I always loved visiting neighborhoods where each house was lit and decorated for Christmas or Halloween. With your help, we are on our way to making Rivermark one of those neighborhoods. Without further adieu, here are our winners:

First Place - 4292 Burdick Lane

Second Place - 4471 Billing Circle

1st Runner Up - 4209 Marsten Lane


2nd Runner Up - 875 East River Parkway 


3rd Runner Up - 1109 Doyle Circle

Winners should except to receive their prizes by the end of the weekend!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Free Halloween Portraits!

Sarah Luther Photography is sponsoring a special Halloween portrait session for Rivermark families. Just bring your children (in costume) to 4428 Billings Circle on Halloween between 5:00PM and 7:00PM to have their photos taken in a Halloween scene. Portraits are free and a full resolution image will be emailed to you. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Your Neighbor,

2008 Halloween Setup (click to enlarge)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Diwali Everyone!

Diwali is a significant holiday in many Indian cultures and is also known as the Festival of Lights. You probably have noticed several homes decorated with lights, candles, and small tea lights throughout Rivermark. If you want to learn more about Diwali, here is a Wiki link: Happy Diwali!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Halloween 2009 Decorating Contest!

There is nothing like walking or driving through a neighborhood and seeing homes decorated for the holidays. Rivermark is already well known for impressive Halloween decorations and attracts hundreds of trick-or-treaters each year (we had almost 300 visit our townhome in 2008).  I would be proud to sponsor the first Halloween Decorating Contest in Rivermark.

The rules are simple.  Homes with the most impressive Halloween displays on Sunday, Oct 25th will win lucrative prizes.  Why Oct. 25th? This will give everyone in the community a whole week to enjoy your decorations before Halloween!  The 3 criteria for the contest will be decor, lighting, and creativity.  We will also be doing a pre-screening Saturday, Oct 24th between 6-9pm.  If you want to be considered for the competition it is important that you leave your lit decorations on at this time, so that we can easily identify homes with decorations.  Winners will be notified by Oct. 28th!


First Place
Second Place
  • 200 Orange Halloween LED Lights
  • $20 Cash
Runner-Ups (3)
  • 200 Orange Halloween LED Lights
  • $10 Cash

Handfull of Rivermark Photos