On Top of the World Residents On Top of the World Info
On Top of the World Homes

Who We Are:

A hub of information for residents of On Top of the World Communities. This site contains information on area events, local events, clubs, hobbies, sports, educational courses, contact information, maps, pictures and more

What's Happening in the Community: RSS feed for OTOW Community Updates

December 15, 2014
The Winter MTP catalog is now available online
, at the Education Center and at various libraries. There are 530 classes and 150 brand new offerings to help you learn, grow and have fun. Register early to insure you get your top choices. Some classes fill up fast.

December 1, 2014
Correction to December 2014 On Top of the World News article on 5A -
Customer Service Closing and Holiday Schedule

The Customer Service office is closed the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m., which falls on Wednesday, Dec. 17, this month.

Please note the Customer Service office holiday schedule:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 24: 8 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, Dec. 25: closed
  • Wednesday, Dec. 31: 8 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, Jan. 1, 2014: closed

November 26, 2014
December 2014 On Top of the World News is now available.
December 2014 On Top of the World News 20mb

November 18, 2014
Hard Freeze Warning
A hard freeze warning is posted for Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 18 and 19. We recommend that you shut off your irrigation and cover your backflow preventer. The extreme temperatures can damage the backflow preventer so you must drain and cover it to avoid damage and a costly repair. Click here for an instructional video on how to drain your backflow. If you cannot drain the backflow make sure you shut off your irrigation and cover the backflow with a heavy blanket to insulate it from the cold. You may also want to cover your outside spigot(s) and leave a faucet dripping inside your home to avoid the potential freezing of any pipes.

November 11, 2014
On Top of the World Real Estate Grand Opening

November 11, 2014
The Line Dance Luncheon on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Arbor Club has been cancelled.

November 3, 2014
Indigo East:
Notice: Board of Directors Meeting 11/17/14 at 9:00 AM at Live Oak Hall. The Board will be considering changes to the Rules and Regulations, amongst other things. Please see attached PDF document noting changes to be considered.

Candler Hills:
Notice: Board of Directors Meeting 11/18/14 at 11:00 AM at the Circle Square Cultural Center. The Board will be considering changes to the Rules and Regulations, amongst other things. Please see attached PDF document noting changes to be considered.

On Top of the World Central Owners:
Notice: Board of Directors Meeting 11/18/14 at 1:30 PM at the Circle Square Cultural Center. The Board will be considering changes to the Rules and Regulations, amongst other things. Please see attached PDF document noting changes to be considered.

October 30, 2014
November 2014 On Top of the World News is now available.
November 2014 On Top of the World News 20mb

October 30, 2014
Special Resident only event unvieling our New Estate Home Designs!

October 24, 2014
Water Restrictions
All communities within On Top of the World Communities, Inc. will follow the watering restrictions as mandated by Marion County. Watering once per week is effective during Non-Daylight Saving Time

Community Watering Schedule:

  • Addresses ending in 0 will water on Sunday at 1:00 a.m.
  • Addresses ending in 1 will water on Saturday at 10:00 p.m.
  • Addresses ending in 2 will water on Sunday at 10:00 p.m.
  • Addresses ending in 3 will water on Saturday at 1:00 a.m.
  • Addresses ending in 4 will water on Sunday at 1:00 a.m.
  • Addresses ending in 5 will water on Saturday at 10:00 p.m.
  • Addresses ending in 6 will water on Sunday at 10:00 p.m.
  • Addresses ending in 7 will water on Saturday at 4:00 a.m.
  • Addresses ending in 8 will water on Sunday at 4:00 a.m.
  • Addresses ending in 9 will water on Saturday at 1:00 a.m.
October 2, 2014
October 2014 On Top of the World News is now available.
October 2014 On Top of the World News 19mb

September 16, 2014
Recreation Center Renovation
On Top of the World Recreation Center Renovation
Renderings are artist concept only and cannot be relied upon for accuracy at time of build-out and completion.
Included details, furnishings, colors etc are also artist concept and are subject to change without notice.

September 12, 2014
Roadway Maintenance – 99th St. Rd. and 94th St. West
The Community Roadway Maintenance project will commence on Thursday, September 18th with maintenance activity over large portions of SW 99th Street Road and SW 94th Street West.

This area will have heavy construction traffic and will be under various stages of repair until Tuesday, September 23rd.

Please exercise caution and patience through this time frame. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and we hope that you will enjoy the smoother ride once completed.

September 9, 2014
Parkway Maintenance will be fertilizing starting Monday, September 8th.

August 28, 2014
September 2014 On Top of the World News is now available.
September 2014 On Top of the World News 17mb

August 26, 2014
The Club Fair scheduled for Thursday, September 18, 2014, has been postponed until the renovations at the Recreation Building have been completed.
The Recreation Office is temporarily in the Hobby Building, Meeting Room III.
Please direct any questions to the Recreation Office at 352-854-8707, ext. 7533 or 7530.

August 22, 2014
Update on the Recreation Center Renovation: Renovation is underway. The Pub and Library will close effective August 30, 2014 until renovation is complete. Please plan accordingly. Remember the Candler Hills Restaurant is open 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Grill room remains open until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. A small group of library books will be available in the Card Room at the Hobby Building after closing of the library on August 30th. They will be exchanged by the honor system. Thanks for your cooperation and patience during construction.

August 19, 2014
The Recreation office has moved temporarily to meeting room 3 at the Hobby Building and the fitness center has moved to the Arbor Conference Center Suite A until the renovations are complete at the Recreation building.

August 15, 2014
Update on the Recreation Center Renovation: At long last, we have the building permit in hand. Given the unanticipated delay, we must decrease the scope of work in order to meet the late October deadline for reopening the facility.

Retiling work in both downstairs lockers rooms is being delayed to 2015 and then done in-house. No work will be done in the library area at the current time.

The revised scope of work involves a change-out of the ceiling structure, sound and lighting systems, as well as electrical in the ballroom area. The staircase will be demolished and replaced with a new stair case and an elevator. During the period from commencement of work, through completion, the Recreation Center will be closed to the public. The Pub will remain open for a limited period of time, before it too is closed for electrical work, cleaning and renovation. The Library will be open for a limited time and then closed for the duration of the work.

In an effort to make sure none of us goes flabby and unfit during this closure period, staff has moved the most utilized fitness equipment to the Arbor Conference Suite A. This is a good compromise that will only take the fitness area out of service for two days while it is moved. Please check the News, the website, and the bulletin boards for class times and locations. Temporary office moves will include: Theresa Fields, Program Supervisor will be relocated to the Hobby Building, Meeting Room 3 and Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director, will be located at the Ranch Fitness Center and Spa. Telephone extensions will remain the same.

Your patience is greatly appreciated during this work period. I'm confident you will be pleasantly surprised with the finish product.

August 15, 2014
The Fall MTP catalog is now available online
, at the Education Center and at various libraries. There are about 370 opportunities to learn, grow and have fun! Register early and often.

July 31, 2014
August 2014 On Top of the World News is now available.
August 2014 On Top of the World News 13.5mb

July 22,2014
USGA Golf Course Consulting Report - July 2014

July 21, 2014
Recreation Center Renovation
The construction schedule has not been finalized as of yet; however, we are expecting that the Recreation Center will be undergoing renovations by the first week of August or soon after. The building permit is moving through the county departments and we are responding to their comments.

We are setting up a temporary fitness center in Suite A of the Arbor Suites. It will be operating on the same schedule as the fitness center is currently. More information will be available after the construction schedule is final.

We appreciate your patience as we work to bring you an updated Recreation Center for your future enjoyment. We will keep you posted on the schedule through e-mail blasts, updates on www.otowinfo.com and posters at Customer Service and post office locations.

June 27, 2014
Recreation Center: We are working diligently to obtain the construction schedule so that we may provide the closing timeframes of the Recreation Center during the renovation. There are a number of rumors floating about timeframes, however, please know, these are just that, rumors. We will publish the schedule just as soon as we have it. Thank you for your patience.

June 26, 2014
July 2014 On Top of the World News is now available.
July 2014 On Top of the World News 14.6mb

May 29, 2014
Solicitation
Please do not let anyone who is going door to door soliciting perform work at your home (install mulch, clean gutters, etc.) Should someone stop at your home trying to solicit work, please refuse them and contact Customer Service immediately by calling (352) 236-OTOW (6869). We have learned that a vendor severely overcharged a resident for minor work performed. Please check the vendor list at Customer Service to verify if the contractor you want to use has provided proof of insurance and any licensing if required. Remember, always get at least two estimates, three would be better.

May 29, 2014
June 2014 On Top of the World News is now available.
June 2014 On Top of the World News 11.7mb

May 15, 2014
Summer Master the Possibilities catalog
The Summer MTP catalog is now available online, at the Education Center and at various libraries. Continue learning during July, July and August. There are about 200 opportunities to learn, grow and have fun! Register early and often.

May 1, 2014
May 2014 On Top of the World News is now available.
May 2014 On Top of the World News 13mb

April 30, 2014
Don't miss the Latin American Festival at Circle Square Commons Town Square! This Saturday, May 3rd from 5–9pm.
Click here for more information.

April 21, 2014
Grass and Grounds will be spraying weeds in the Indigo east right of way. Please keep off the grass until dry.

April 21, 2014
Community Clean-Up Day/Earth Day
Tuesday, April 22, 2014


We ask residents that have installed items or made changes to the exterior of their home without a modification to take this time to voluntarily bring their home into compliance with the current Rules and Regulations. This means that if you have installed a satellite dish, a fence, an excess amount of lawn ornaments, a flag pole, or landscaping, etc. and have not received prior approval from the Architectural Review Board (ARB) that you will either need to remove the items or apply for a modification to have them approved.

Staff will be available to help any residents who are physically unable to trim owner landscape or with removal of items not in compliance. Residents requiring assistance are asked to contact 236-OTOW (6869). Small lawn ornaments may be disposed of in any compactor, or any open top dumpster suitable for such items, located within the community. We will also have an area set up that day to dispose of household furniture, not including appliances at the 90th and 94th Street disposal areas.

Enviro-Shred (document shredding) will be set up in the Recreation Center parking lot from 10 am - Noon.

April 10, 2014
March 2014 USGA Agronomist Golf Course Site Visit

April 1, 2014
April 2014 On Top of the World News is now available.
April 2014 On Top of the World News 14.5mb

March 13, 2014
Exclusive Resident Only Windsor Model Grand Opening Event
Monday, March 17 | 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Refreshments at the New Sales Center!
Resident Exclusive Model Grand Opening

February 28, 2014
The America performance that was scheduled for April 4 at the Circle Square Cultural Center has been cancelled. Please see the Cultural Center ticket office for a refund.

February 28, 2014
Attention Residents: Customer Service will be closed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, March 7. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

February 28, 2014
March 2014 On Top of the World News is now available.
March 2014 On Top of the World News 14.5mb

February 7, 2014
Ocala Open - Know Before You Go.
Click here for information on the Ocala Open

February 7, 2014
World Home Improvement Expo at Circle Square Cultural Center.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Click here for more details

February 6, 2014
PLEASE NOTE – OTOW CENTRAL OWNERS
The annual OTOW Central Board of Directors Meeting is Tuesday, February 11, 2014 not February 14, 2014, as stated in Mr. Colen's article in the February On Top of the World newspaper. The meeting will be held in Circle Square Cultural Center at 9 am. We apologize for any inconvenience.

February 4, 2014
Bus schedule typo in the World News
There was a typo on the printed bus schedule in The World News newspaper.
Please follow the link for the correct bus schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience.
http://www.ontopoftheworldinfo.com/candlerhills.php?content=busschedule.php&back=returnlink_ch.php

February 3, 2014
February 2014 On Top of the World News is now available.
February 2014 On Top of the World News 18mb

February 3, 2014
Single Stream Recycling
Our single stream recycling provider, Waste Management, has contacted us regarding our account. They have recently performed an audit and found that many of our recycling containers are consistently contaminated with solid waste. We ask that you please make a concerted effort to ensure that when you are recycling that you are only putting in clean recyclables and absolutely no solid waste.

The only acceptable recyclables are:

  • Cardboard (may also be disposed of in the cardboard recycling containers)
  • Magazines
  • Mixed office paper
  • Junk mail
  • Phone books
  • Paper board packaging
  • Metal cans
  • #1 and #2 plastics

There are many benefits to recycling. However, recycling is only effective when the material collected is usable in the marketplace. We encourage our residents to recycle as much as possible and we thank you in advance for your assistance in cleaning up your recycling materials.

January 24, 2014
A hard freeze warning is posted for tonight. We recommend that you shut off your irrigation and cover your backflow preventer. The extreme temperatures can damage the backflow preventer so you must drain and cover it to avoid damage and a costly repair. Click here for an instructional video on how to drain your backflow. If you cannot drain the backflow make sure you shut off your irrigation and cover the backflow with a heavy blanket to insulate it from the cold. You may also want to cover your outside spigot(s) and leave a faucet dripping inside your home to avoid the potential freezing of any pipes.

January 21, 2014
Please note the new hours of Entertainment on The Town Square:
Friday & Saturday Nights, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., January 24 - February 28

January 15, 2014
We had a request from a new resident who would like to remind other residents: headlights on for safety, especially on golf carts.

He stated, "The other night coming home and driving west on SW 90th street a golf cart driver was driving in the total darkness without headlights...I am a golf cart owner myself, so this is not an idle concern or complaint. The headlights on for safety is not so I can see, but that I WANT TO BE SEEN especially by automobile drivers! ..."

We think it is definitely worth mentioning and reminding our residents...

January 9, 2014
Re Star Banner Story - Jan. 9, 2014
You may have read in today's Star Banner, that a homeless person went into the home of an On Top of the World Communities resident.
The facts are:

  • The gentleman, Christopher Franceschi, mentioned in the story as "homeless" was actually interviewed, background checked and approved as a resident per Association rules.
  • Mr. Franceschi was arrested by MCSO for trespassing but it is believed, after further research, that he may have had health issues and was confused.
  • Management will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action.

January 8, 2014
FRAUD ALERT from Duke Energy
Click here for more information.

January 6, 2014
Cold weather is forecasted for Monday and Tuesday nights. We recommend you shut off your irrigation and cover your backflow preventer. The extreme temperatures can damage the back flow preventer so you must drain and cover it to avoid damage and a costly repair. Click here for an instructional video on how to drain your backflow. If you cannot drain the backflow make sure you shut off your irrigation and cover the backflow with a heavy blanket to insulate it from the cold. You may also want to cover your outside spigot(s) and leave a faucet dripping inside your home to avoid the potential freezing of any pipes.

December 26, 2013
January 2014 On Top of the World News is now available.
January 2014 On Top of the World News 15mb

December 15, 2013
The Winter MTP catalog is now available online, at the Center and at various libraries. Continue learning during January through May. There are 600 opportunities to learn, grow and have fun! Register early and often. Download the catalog here.(PDF 7.5 mb)

December 13, 2013
Car Gate Decals
As you may already be aware, both Candler Hills and On Top of the World are switching to a new car decal scanner at each of the gates over the next few months. The older decals will need to be replaced with new ones that will be compatible with the new scanners. You will note two scanners in place at the SW 99th Street Road gate and Candler Hills gate. These are temporary so that the new and old decals will operate at both gates. The new decal is the only decal that will operate the resident lane at the SW 90th Street gate. The SW 90th Street gate is scheduled to be open 24 hours a day, once construction is completed.

Residents* who mainly use the SW 90th Street gate will want to visit customer service at their earliest convenience to have the new decal installed. There will be no charge for up to two new decals on your existing vehicles if replaced by March 31, 2014. Residents will need to come by Customer Service with their vehicles and registration (in the resident's name) to have the old decals replaced.

Please Note: Customer Service is applying new decals Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to Noon only, unless special arrangements are made. Don't forget to bring your registration with you. All vehicles must have the new decal by March 31, 2014, as the old scanners will be removed. We ask for your patience, as we work through this process.

*Only Indigo residents with a Gateway of Services will be issued a decal.

December 2, 2013
December 2013 On Top of the World News is now available.
December 2013 On Top of the World News 12mb

November 7, 2013
Please be advised that our landscaping contractor will be spraying turf grass weeds starting on Monday, Nov. 11. There will be a noticeable smell from the product used but it is not harmful. The contractor will post in the areas they spray along 90th Terrace Road and 81st Loop.

October 31, 2013
November 2013 On Top of the World News is now available.
November 2013 On Top of the World News 17mb

October 22, 2013
National Pill Take Back Day Planned for October 26th
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Ocala Police Department, and in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), will participate in the National Pill Take Back Day planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013. A uniformed officer will be stationed at the following “no questions asked” collection sites:

  • Marion County Sheriff's Office Southwest District Office, 9048 SW HWY 200, Ocala.
  • Marion County Sheriff's Office South Marion District Office, 8230 S.E. 165, Mulberry Lane, Villages.
  • Ocala Police Department, 402 S. Pine Avenue, Ocala.

The purpose of this event is to give people who have a surplus of outdated prescription drugs; pills they don’t have a prescription for; or pills they obtained illegally, an opportunity to turn them in without facing any criminal charges or repercussions.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone who has prescription pills they would like to, or need to get rid of, to take advantage of this National Pill Take Back Day. Citizens can visit www.dea.gov to enter their zip code and locate the drop-off site closest to them.

October 1, 2013
BLCCDD Workshop at Circle Square Cultural Center | Tuesday, October 15 | 11 AM
Click here for more information.

October 1, 2013
99th St. Rd. Gate - Outbound Lane Closure
Please be advised that the left-hand outbound traffic lane on 99 St. Rd., by the gate, will be closed this week from Thursday morning through Friday afternoon as we work in this area. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this time.

September 26, 2013
Private Golf Cart Permitting - Oct. 1 – 24, 2013 | 8 AM - 4 PM at Customer Service in Friendship Commons
The permitting process will be organized by the first letter of the resident's last name.
Click here to view schedule and more information.

September 26, 2013
October 2013 On Top of the World News is now available.
October 2013 On Top of the World News 15.5mb

September 6, 2013
"Biggest Loser" - 6 Week Weight Loss Program
Begins October 4th, Fridays at 11:30am in H&R Meeting Room 2
Click here for more information.

August 29, 2013
September 2013 On Top of the World News is now available.
September 2013 On Top of the World News 13mb

August 27, 2013
The World News office has moved! The office is now located in the Sales Annex at Circle Square Commons at 8435 SW 80th Street, Suite 2, Ocala, Florida 34481. Click here to download a map.

August 14, 2013
The fall Master the Possibilities catalog is now out. Register now for over 400 programs September through December! The catalog is available in print form at the Center and Freedom Library or you may download it here. (pdf, 7mb)

August 12, 2013
SW 90th Street Entrance & Gate House Improvements
Construction on the SW 90th Street entrance has begun. This renovation is extensive and will include widening of the road, new landscaping, a resident entrance and a new cart path extending from SW 90th Street north to SW 80th Street. In addition, the existing gate house will be completely removed and replaced with a new one. The entire process will take about five months. The plan is to keep the roadway open during this time, except for a few brief closures which may be needed from time to time. The gate will be operated 24 hours a day when the new gate is completed. We thank you in advance for your patience during the construction period. Please check back here at OTOWinfo.com for updates on progress.

August 1, 2013
August 2013 On Top of the World News is now available.
August 2013 On Top of the World News 11.8mb

July 19, 2013
There will not be a Community Bus Run on Tuesday, July 23rd.

July 16, 2013
Attention Residents
Duke Energy will be in the community during the next several weeks to inspect – and potentially replace – transformers in your neighborhood. During this time, you may experience a brief power interruption. These interruptions normally last approximately two to four hours but could last longer dependent upon conditions. If an outage is required, Duke will attempt to notify us and we will post something on the web.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but any short-term outage as a result of this work should improve the long-term liability of your service. We appreciate your patience during this time.

July 15, 2013
90th Street Gate Construction
Construction will begin on the 90th Street gate the week of July 29th. This process will take time and we appreciate your patience. The gate is planned to remain open through construction. You may prefer to use the Candler Hills or 99th St. Rd. entrances to avoid delays during construction. We are planning to open this gate 24 hours a day when the new gate is completed. We thank you in advance for your patience during the construction period.

June 27, 2013
July 2013 On Top of the World News is now available.
July 2013 On Top of the World News 13mb

June 24, 2013
RSS feed for OTOW Community Updates Introducing OTOWINFO Updates RSS Feed
OTOWINFO.com is implementing an RSS feed! To receive community updates quickly and easily add us to your RSS reader.

June 3, 2013
We are moving forward with plans to expand the 90th Street gate. This process will take time as the site plan is complete and is under review by the County. The next stage is to have the new gate house permitted and once done, construction will begin within several weeks. We are planning to open this gate 24 hours a day when the new gate is completed. We thank you in advance for your patience during the construction period. We will continue to update you as we proceed.

May 31, 2013
June 2013 On Top of the World News is now available.
June 2013 On Top of the World 13.5mb

May 22, 2013
Water Restrictions
All communities within On Top of the World Communities, Inc. will follow the watering restrictions as mandated by Marion County. Watering twice once per week is effective during Daylight Saving Time. Once per week watering is effective during Eastern Standard Time.*

Community Watering Schedule:

Addresses ending in 0 will water on Thursday and Sunday* at 1:00 a.m.
Addresses ending in 1 will water on Wednesday and Saturday* at 10:00 p.m.
Addresses ending in 2 will water on Thursday and Sunday* at 10:00 p.m.
Addresses ending in 3 will water on Wednesday and Saturday* at 1:00 a.m.
Addresses ending in 4 will water on Thursday and Sunday* at 1:00 a.m.
Addresses ending in 5 will water on Wednesday and Saturday* at 10:00 p.m.
Addresses ending in 6 will water on Thursday and Sunday* at 10:00 p.m.
Addresses ending in 7 will water on Wednesday and Saturday* at 4:00 a.m.
Addresses ending in 8 will water on Thursday and Sunday* at 4:00 a.m.
Addresses ending in 9 will water on Wednesday and Saturday* at 1:00 a.m.

*Eastern Standard Time: watering guidelines are Saturday only for odd numbered addresses and Sunday only for even numbered addresses.

May 16, 2013
Men's Night Out at The Arbor Club - Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Click here for more information.

May 15, 2013
The Summer MTP catalog is now available! You can pick up a copy at the Education Center, Freedom Library, or click here to download. (pdf, 6mb) REGISTER NOW! Thanks for all your support and let's have a wonderful summer of learning.

May 14, 2013
Social Hour at The Arbor Club - Thursday, May 23, 2013
Click here for more information.

May 14, 2013
Avenue Q Performance at the Hippodrome - Sunday, June 2, 2013
Click here for more information.

May 9, 2013
Memorial Day Service - Monday, May 27, 2013
Click here for more information.

May 7, 2013
Baseball Game at Tropicana Field! Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Click here for more information.

May 2, 2013
May 2013 On Top of the World News is now available.
May 2013 On Top of the World 12.5mb

April 25, 2013
Warning!
Please be cautious when hiring a landscaper, contractor, repairman or handyman who is not on the list of contractors provided by Customer Service.  To appear on the list at Customer Service, the contractors have provided proof of insurance and license if required.

There is an individual seeking work in the community who claims to be licensed and insured, however he has not provided insurance and license documentation to Customer Service.  The Association has received complaints about him including:

  • Convicted of committing crimes within the OTOW community
  • Taking funds without completing the work
  • Reported missing items from the home 

April 25, 2013
Census Form
When filling out your census form, please advise who is allowed entry into your home in case of an emergency. We will keep this information on file to use should the need arise.

April 23, 2013
Latin American Festival at Circle Square Commons Town Square! Saturday, May 4th. 5pm – 10pm
Click here for more information.

April 16, 2013
Annual Rag's to Riches Sale! Friday, April 26th. H&R Ballroom
Click here for more information.

April 5, 2013
Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Need Replacing:
Why does the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that home smoke alarms be replaced after 10 years? They state: "Smoke alarms have a limited life. Although each smoke alarm and all of its parts have passed many stringent tests and are designed to be as reliable as possible, any of these parts could fail over time. Therefore, you must test the devices weekly. The unit should be replaced immediately if it is not operating properly. The performance of smoke detectors older than 10 years is simply not reliable. To ensure your family's safety, all carbon monoxide and smoke/CO combination alarms need to be replaced every 5 years. All smoke alarms need to be replaced every 10 years."

April 3, 2013
The King's Classic Cruiser on The Town Square!
Click here for information.

March 28, 2013
April 2013 On Top of the World News is now available.
April 2013 On Top of the World 12mb

March 25, 2103
Please be advised that the dog park will be closed for renovations on Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27. We apologize for any inconvenience.

March 19, 2013
We had a very informative golf cart safety, maintenance, and insurance class presented by the Marion County Sheriff's Office team members, Corporal Heather Lay and Captain Jim Burton; Allstate Insurance Agent, Kevin Yancey and our own Gerald Hancock who discussed proper golf cart maintenance.

Some key take a-ways from the class were:

  • Always follow the rules of the road regardless of whether you are in a car, golf cart or on a bicycle
  • Drive defensively and watch out for the other guy
  • Operate in the appropriate cart lane or path or roadway as designated
  • If the roadway is public, carts must operate in the designated cart paths or areas
  • Please do not drive in the grass unless it is an approved ingress and egress easement
  • Insurance coverage through your homeowner policy covers you to and from the golf course and on the golf course
  • A golf cart policy provides coverage beyond the community and you may purchase guest liability
  • Proper maintenance is a must to keep your cart operating efficiently
  • It is especially important to keep an eye on the tire pressure and water level in the batteries

A question came up about the operation on the roadway, SW 84th Court, outside of the gates to Customer Service. This road is owned by the development and therefore is a private roadway.

February 28, 2013
March 2013 On Top of the World News is now available.
March 2013 On Top of the World 13.9mb

February 21, 2013
A very interesting video to watch demonstrating the Waste Management recycling plant in Tampa, Florida, and how it mechanically separates your recyclables. You will note that bagged recyclable objects are rejected from recycling. Carrying them and then dumping the contents is preferred based on this video and it shows the manual work that is required for those items that should not be placed in the recycle dumpsters. Recycling not only is good for our environment, it saves the expense of dumping in the landfill. So, please recycle.

February 1, 2013
"The World Has Talent" 55+ Talent Show Audition Guidelines

January 31, 2013
February 2013 On Top of the World News is now available.
February 2013 On Top of the World 11mb

January 30, 2013
Home Improvement Expo Saturday, February 16th, 9am – 1pm at Circle Square Cultural Center. FREE EVENT!

December 27, 2012
January 2013 On Top of the World News is now available.
January 2013 On Top of the World 10.6mb

December 21, 2012
Hard Freeze warning tonight. Don't forget to cover your backflow preventer with a heavy blanket insulating it from the cold weather. Customer Service has backflow preventer covers for sale at a cost of $63.90. If you do experience a rupture in your backflow, shut down the water and contact an irrigation contractor or plumber to make the repair. Florida Building Code mandates that the backflow preventer be a Pressure Vacuum Breaker.

December 15, 2012
The Winter/Spring MTP catalog is now available. Click here to download. (pdf, 10mb) Feel free to register for all classes January through May 2013. Thanks for all your support and let's have a wonderful new year of learning.

December 13, 2012
Tips For a Safe Holiday - Help keep your family safe this season with these quick, simple steps.

  1. Water, water, water your tree. Dry trees pose a fire risk – make a fresh cut on the base before putting your tree into a sturdy stand, and water frequently.
  2. Check your lights, check them twice. Try using LED lights. Inspect all of your electric lights and decorations for damage or wear. Cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires and loose connections may pose a fire or shock hazard.
  3. Plan your fire escape. Use the holidays as a good time to practice a fire escape plan with your loved ones. Identify at least two exits from every room in the house.
  4. Sleep safe: Install carbon monoxide alarms and change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Be sure that at least one carbon monoxide alarm is installed on each floor of your home, and always close to sleeping areas.
  5. Be flame aware. Always blow out unattended candles.
  6. Give wrapping paper a second life. Don't burn used wrapping paper as it may cause intense flash fires. And throwing it out adds waste. Consider recycling or repurposing it instead.
  7. Check extension cords. Do not connect more than three miniature light strings together. Also, be sure to check the rating on your extension cords and do not plug in more than the recommended wattage.
  8. Steer your tree clear. Your tree should be positioned at least three feet away from fireplaces, radiators and other heat sources. It should also not block any doorways or exits.
  9. Decorate with a safe eye. Cords should not be run under carpets or tacked-up with metal nails or staples.
  10. Look for UL. The UL mark (underwriter's laboratories) on a product means that samples of that product have been tested to the highest safety standards. Make sure to look for it to help keep your holidays safe and bright.

Safety Tips Courtesy of...1 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2011

December 12, 2012
Holiday Golf Cart Parade
Just a reminder that the Holiday Golf Cart Parade is Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 2 pm – 3 pm. The parade route will be from the Arbor Club to SW 94th Street, left on SW 85th Terrace, left on SW 83rd Terrace, left on SW 90th Street, right on SW 91st Circle, left on SW 92nd Terrace, and right on SW 94th Street back to the Arbor Club. We hope you enjoy the parade!

December 12, 2012
Getting Ready for the Cold
Winter is here and cold temperatures can have an effect on your backflow preventer. Have you seen Phillip Hisey demonstrate how to winterize your backflow preventer? If not, please check the "Homeowner Maintenance" tab on the left hand side to watch Phillip's demonstration and read more details about how to winterize your backflow preventer and protect it from freezing temperatures.

December 12, 2012
Customer Service Closure
Please be advised that Customer Service will close from Noon to 1 PM on Monday, Dec. 17. This closure is in place of the regularly scheduled closing on the third Wednesday of the month. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

November 29, 2012
December 2012 On Top of the World News is now available.
December 2012 On Top of the World News 16mb

November 29, 2012
The Winter/Spring Master the Possibilities catalog will be available online and at the Education Center on December 17. You can then register for any of over 500 classes/presentations from January through May. This will be our biggest catalog to date. We hope you'll enjoy it. Happy New Year and thanks for your continued support.

November 20, 2012
Sholom Park presents "The Snow Queen" performance at Sholom Park Amphitheatre.
FREE EVENT - Two Shows Only! Dec. 8 & 9. Click here for more information.

November 1, 2012
November 2012 On Top of the World News is now available.
November 2012 On Top of the World News 15mb

October 29, 2012
"Halloween Monster Ball" at Candler Hills Restaurant has been cancelled.

October 19, 2012
Fall leaves clean up
Autumn leaves start out looking beautiful, however they soon become a clean-up chore. It is that time of year when we start dealing with leaves falling from our beautiful trees. You will begin seeing the lawn sweepers and street vacuums out daily. We will be going through each neighborhood to remove leaf debris, and we greatly appreciate your patience as we continuously cycle through each neighborhood removing leaves.

September 27, 2012
October 2012 On Top of the World News is now available.
October 2012 On Top of the World News 22.1mb

September 21, 2012
Golf carts are now allowed to cross SW 80th Avenue at SW 80th Street. Thank you all for your patience as this project was constructed and implemented.

September 20, 2012
Basic Heater and Air Conditioner Maintenance

This video explains the basic maintenance of a heating and air conditioning system for all homeowners. Topics covered are what type of air filter to use, when to change the air filter, how to change the air filter, and how to clean the condensate line. Hosted by On Top of the World Communities Warranty Specialist Dennis Hisey.

September 19, 2012
CLUB FAIR! Thursday, September 27th. Are you looking for new activites or want to meet new people?
Click here for more information.

August 31, 2012
The Customer Service office will be closed for walk-ins on Friday, September 14, 2012.
Please phone in your requests to (352) 236-6869 or email them to otowservice@otowfl.com.
We will resume normal hours on Monday, September 17, 2012 and apologize for any inconvenience.

August 30, 2012
September 2012 On Top of the World News is now available.
September 2012 On Top of the World News 16.6mb

August 27, 2012
Should a storm event occur, we will provide updated information for residents on the 236-OTOW (6869) phone number. Once the message is provided, you will be able to press 1 for DCM, 2 for BLCCDD, 3 for Customer Service, 4 for World Home Improvements, and 5 to repeat the message as usual.

August 23, 2012
Attention Residents
Tropical storm Isaac is currently predicted to track along the west coast of Florida and we urge our residents to monitor the news and the continued track of Isaac. Be prepared to remove loose objects and please check out the Hurricane Preparedness tab on the left hand side of this website to be prepared to have supplies you need on hand.

Be assured the management team is preparing now--getting our supplies in place and performing pre-storm checks in the event Isaac pays a visit.

August 15, 2012
Registration for Master the Possibilities' Fall Programs is NOW OPEN!

Download Fall 2012 Master the Possibilities catalog now. (PDF, 5mb)

August 9, 2012
ATTENTION
The traffic light at SW 80th Street and SW 80th Avenue has now been set to blink. The traffic light should be fully functional by mid-week next week. Golf carts should not cross for an additional 30 days after it becomes fully functional as requested by the County. Thanks all for the support and cooperation.

August 9, 2012
ATTENTION
90th Terrace multi-use path between 87th Circle and 90th Street will be closed intermittently beginning August 13th through August 17th. Please use caution when driving in this area as carts, bicycles and pedestrians will be routed into the traffic lanes. Thank you for your cooperation.

August 7, 2012
Hiring Private Contractors
Recently there have been many questions and concerns regarding debris and trash left in the community by outside private contractors. Whether you hire a contractor to do work inside the home or outside of the home, it is that contractor's responsibility to remove any trash or debris resulting from the work that was done.

Trash is to be removed from the community and disposed of by the contractor. They are not permitted to use waste or garbage facilities in the community. They should not be asking residents to dispose of the trash either.

Outside debris is to be removed by the hired contractor at the time of service. They must take it with them upon completion of the work. Debris that is left will not be disposed of by OTOW maintenance department. Please inform your contractor of their responsibility. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact customer service at 236-6869.

July 26, 2012
August 2012 On Top of the World News is now available.
August 2012 On Top of the World News 19.7mb

July 2, 2012
New Fitness Catalog is out.
2012 July – December Fitness Catalog 4.5mb

June 29, 2012
Due to the 4th of July holiday, debris pickup for Candler Hills and Indigo will be Tuesday July 3rd.
Please have yard debris out by 7:00 am. Thanks and have a great 4th.

June 27, 2012
July 2012 On Top of the World News is now available.
July 2012 On Top of the World News 16.25mb

May 31, 2012
June 2012 On Top of the World News is now available.
June 2012 On Top of the World News 18mb

May 17, 2012
Construction will begin by the first of June on the new traffic light at SW 80th St. and SW 80th Ave. Please use care in the area through this process. We will keep you updated via the web as the construction schedule progresses.

May 16, 2012
Registration for Master the Possibilities' Summer Programs is NOW OPEN!
Download Summer 2012 Master the Possibilities catalog now. (PDF, 4.6mb)

May 8, 2012
Resident Referral Program
On Top of the World recognizes and thanks Dave and Jan Keitz for referring a new resident to our community. In appreciation, On Top of the World has donated $250 in their name to Marion County Senior Services/Meals on Wheels. For more information on the Resident Referral Program, visit the New Homes Sales Office.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Paul Hughes (new resident)!

April 30, 2012
May 2012 On Top of the World News is now available.
May 2012 On Top of the World News 17.5mb

April 9, 2012
PARKWAY MAINTENANCE WILL BE FERTILIZING LAWNS STARTING APRIL 9th.

March 29, 2012
April 2012 On Top of the World News is now available.
April 2012 On Top of the World News 16.7mb

March 26, 2012
Guest Pass Procedure Change
We are utilizing a new style guest pass that allows us to track each guest in our database.
As a result of this change, guest license plate on vehicles must match the license plate number on the pass.
When you make arrangements at Customer Service for a guest pass, please make sure you bring your guests'
license plate number and the state in which it was issued.

March 9, 2012
Golf Cart Safety, Insurance, and Maintenance Class
March 30, 2012, 10 AM, Arbor Conference Center, Suites E & F
A Marion County Deputy Sheriff will discuss traffic and community rules, defensive driving and safe operation of a golf cart. An insurance agent will discuss the importance of golf cart insurance coverage. You'll also hear from our very own Gerald Hancock on why it is important to keep your cart maintained and working properly – brakes, lights, horn, etc.

March 6, 2012
Beginning Monday, March 12th, Progress Energy will be replacing pedestals and ~3,000 feet of cable in Friendship Colony. The exact line of work is depicted below. Infratech Corporation will be overseeing this project for Progress Energy and have estimated completion by March 15th.
On Top of the World.

March 2, 2012
March 2012 On Top of the World News is now available.
March 2012 On Top of the World News 16.5mb

February 23, 2012
The March issue of the World News will be home delivered on Tuesday, February 28th (as opposed to Thursday, March 1st).

January 26, 2012
February 2012 On Top of the World News is now available.
February 2012 On Top of the World News 17.4mb

January 13, 2012
Attention Residents! Willie Nelson tickets for a February 4th show at Circle Square Cultural Center still available. Resident ticket prices are Bronze -$74 + tax, Silver -$76 + tax, Gold - SOLD OUT. Limit of 2 tickets per household.

January 8, 2012
Attention Residents! Willie Nelson tickets for a February 4th show at Circle Square Cultural Center will be on sale to residents only on Monday, January 9th at 7:00 am. Ticket prices are $74 - $80 + tax. Limit of 2 tickets per household.

January 3, 2012
Hard Freeze warning tonight. Don't forget to cover your backflow preventer with a heavy blanket insulating it from the cold weather. Customer Service has backflow preventer covers for sale at a cost of $63.90. If you do experience a rupture in your backflow, shut down the water and contact an irrigation contractor or plumber to make the repair. Florida Building Code mandates that the backflow preventer be a Pressure Vacuum Breaker.

January 3, 2012
January 2012 On Top of the World News is now available.
January 2012 On Top of the World News 16.5mb

January 3, 2012
Please excuse the dust!
In an effort to improve communication, the Circle Square Commons sign on SW 80th Avenue is being renovated and fit with LED sign panels during the month of January.

December 15, 2011
Winter/Spring 2012 Master the Possibilities is now available. (PDF, 7.23mb)

December 15, 2011
Water Restrictions
All communities within On Top of the World Communities, Inc. will follow the watering restrictions as mandated by Marion County. Watering once per week is effective during Non-Daylight Saving Time

Community Watering Schedule:
• Addresses ending in 0 will water on Sunday at 1:00 a.m.
• Addresses ending in 1 will water on Saturday at 10:00 p.m.
• Addresses ending in 2 will water on Sunday at 10:00 p.m.
• Addresses ending in 3 will water on Saturday at 1:00 a.m.
• Addresses ending in 4 will water on Sunday at 1:00 a.m.
• Addresses ending in 5 will water on Saturday at 10:00 p.m.
• Addresses ending in 6 will water on Sunday at 10:00 p.m.
• Addresses ending in 7 will water on Saturday at 4:00 a.m.
• Addresses ending in 8 will water on Sunday at 4:00 a.m.
• Addresses ending in 9 will water on Saturday at 1:00 a.m.

December 1, 2011
December 2011 On Top of the World News is now available.
December 2011 On Top of the World News 19.8mb

November 28, 2011
12th Annual Community Golf Cart Parade
Wednesday, December 14th, 2 – 3 pm
Click here for route map. (PDF, 1mb)

November 14, 2011
Upcoming Meetings

Circle Square Ranch Master Association, Inc. Annual and Board of Directors Meetings
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 9:00 am
in Live Oak Hall, 8405 SW 80th St.

Candler Hills Neighborhood Association, Inc. Annual and Board of Directors Meetings
Friday, December 9, 2011 at 9:00 am
at Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St.

Indigo East Neighborhood Association, Inc. Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meetings

Friday, December 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm
at Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St.

OTOW (Central) Owners Association, Inc. Annual and Board of Directors Meetings
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 9:00 am
in Health & Recreation Ballroom, 9030 SW 99th St.

November 14, 2011
Attention Residents
The ramp by the Pool/Pub area and the Miniature Golf area leading to the Health & Recreation parking lot will be closed for repairs beginning Monday, November 28, 201 and will remain closed for approximately one week. Please plan accordingly!

November 3, 2011
Enjoy live music by the popular duo Automatic while shopping among the many vendors at tonight's Farmer's Market.

October 27, 2011
November 2011 On Top of the World News is now available.
November 2011 On Top of the World News 18.4mb

October 26, 2011
Customer Service Early Closing
The Customer Service office will be closing at 12:00 PM on Friday, October 28th for our annual Employee Appreciation Day Celebration. We apologize for any inconvenience. The office will resume normal operating hours on Monday, October 31st. The Customer Service hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.

October 10, 2011
Candler Hills Restaurant Early Bird Menu.
Click here for more information.

October 7, 2011
"Pink in the Park" Fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation at Sholom Park
Click here for more information.

October 7, 2011
Tailgate Saturdays in October at Candler Hills Restaurant!
Click here for more information.

September 29, 2011
Check out On Top of the World Communities' horse "Inspiration" during the Marion Cultural Alliance's Horse Fever 2011.

September 29, 2011
October 2011 On Top of the World News is now available.
October 2011 On Top of the World News 23.1mb

September 22, 2011
Fall 2011 Master the Possibilities is now available. (PDF, 4.23mb)

September 16, 2011
BLCCDD Conservation Expo
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
9am
Circle Square Cultural Center
Click here for more information.

September 16, 2011
Get a head start on Private Golf Cart Registration
October 3rd – 27th, 2011
8am – 4pm
Customer Service in Friendship Commons
Click here for more information.

September 14, 2011
BLCCDD Conservation EXPO
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 • 9:00 am at Circle Square Cultural Center. Doors open at 8:30 am. Join us for an expo that will include vendors, product giveaways and free coffee and donuts. Click here for more information. (PDF 211kb) Please visit the Bay Laurel Center Community Development website for more info.

September 6, 2011
Please be aware that signs for OTOW, along SW 80th Avenue and in Circle Square Commons will be undergoing renovations from September 19th through October 3rd.

September 1, 2011
September 2011 On Top of the World News is now available.
September 2011 On Top of the World News 22.7mb

August 29, 2011
Parkway Maintenance will begin fertilizing in On Top of the World Central on Monday, September 12, 2011. Please contact Customer Service if you do not want your lawn fertilized.

August 29, 2011
Please use caution when driving through the community
Beginning this week and possibly into next week, we will be installing Pine straw throughout the common area landscapes within the community. Please use caution when driving through the community and be on the lookout for slow moving and stopped vehicles. Work will begin in Indigo East then move to SW 80th Ave. Once complete with SW 80th Ave the vendor will move to Circle Square Commons. Following completion of Circle Square Commons, the vendor will move to the front gate on Highway 200 and move through the community. Thank you for your patience.

August 29, 2011
Hurricane Watch vs. Hurricane Warning – Know the Difference
Tropical Storm Watch: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.
Tropical Storm Warning: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal are within 48 hours.
Hurricane Watch: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible within the specified coastal area. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.
Hurricane Warning: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specific coastal area. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

For more information please review the Hurricane Preparedness section of this website.

August 24, 2011
Due to forecasted inclement weather, the Farmers' Market has been cancelled this week, August 25, 2011. We look forward to seeing you next week!

August 19, 2011
The association’s property policy contains coverage for sinkhole collapse. It is defined under the definition of Earth Movement in the policy as stated below. Coverage is subject to a $100,000 deductible per occurrence.

  1. Earth Movement means any natural or manmade:
    1. Earthquake, including any earth sinking, rising or shifting related to such event;
    2. Landslide, including any earth sinking, rising or shifting related to such event;
    3. Mine subsidence, meaning subsidence of a man-made min, whether or not mining activity has ceased;
    4. Earth sinking rising or shifting including soil conditions which cause settling, cracking or other disarrangement of foundations or other parts of realty. Soil conditions include contraction, expansion, freezing, thawing, erosion, improperly compacted soil and the action of water under the ground surface;
    5. Shocks, tremors, mudslide, mud flow, rock falls, volcanic eruption, sinkhole collapse, tsunami, subsidence or any other Earth Movement.

August 17, 2011
H&R Fitness Center Closure
Due to the installation of a new floor and new fitness equipment, the H&R Fitness Center will be closed Wednesday, August 24th through Friday, August 26th. Classes will also be cancelled on these 3 days with the exception of the Wed and Fri 10:45 classes in the ballroom.

August 17, 2011
BLCCDD Conservation EXPO
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 • 9:00am at Circle Square Cultural Center. Doors open at 8:30am. Join us for an expo that will include vendors and product giveaways.
Click here for more information. (PDF 455kb)

August 17, 2011
The OTOW Community Van will not be running the week of September 5th through September 9th. Please plan accordingly!

August 9, 2011
Join us on Thursday October 20th for a...PINK IN THE PARK Wellness Walk!
Walk starts at 9:30am in Sholom Park. Walk either 1 or 2 miles and dress to express how 'Passionately Pink' you are!

On-site Registration at 9am.

$5.00 to participate, donations welcome! All proceeds go to Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure® supporting their effort for life-saving research, education, screenings and treatment programs in the fight to end breast cancer forever.

Visit the website for more information and to make a donation.

August 5, 2011
Island Festival at The Town Square
The Island Festival is tomorrow, Saturday August 6 from 6 – 10 pm! Join your friends on The Town Square for some great island entertainment! The Island Festival will be held in the CSCC if it is raining. FREE EVENT! Click here for more information.

August 2, 2011
New Early Bird Dinner Specials at Candler Hills Restaurant

July 28, 2011
August 2011 On Top of the World News is now available.
August 2011 On Top of the World News 22.7mb

July 25, 2011
The Candler Gate House will re-open on Wednesday, July 27th at 7am. The gate house on SW 90th street will resume normal hours of operation on Wednesday – it will close at 8pm daily. While the Candler Gate House will re-open on Wednesday, work will continue to take place around the outside.

July 21, 2011
Master the Possibilities is Wrapping Up July With 16 Programs Starting! Register today!

July 15, 2011
29 Programs starting next week at Master the Possibilities! Register today!

July 12, 2011
The Health & Recreation front stairway will be closed on Wednesday, July 20th through Friday, July 22nd for repairs. Please plan accordingly!

July 6, 2011
NEW SUMMER HOURS for Circle Square Commons Farmers' Market!
Beat the summer heat and enjoy an evening stroll at the Farmers' Market on The Town Square every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm beginning July 7th featuring over 30 vendors and enjoy live entertainment by Dunning Shaw on July 7th. The cooking demo will be at 6pm.

July 5, 2011
Lawn & Shrub Care Tips
If you are following the Florida Green Industries Best Management Practices and Marion County Fertilizer Ordinance 08-35, July is a great month to fertilize your lawn and shrubs. Remember when making your fertilizer application you should only apply one pound of nitrogen per 1000 sq. ft if using a slow release product and .7 pounds if using a readily available form of nitrogen (water soluble nitrogen). Both types of fertilizer should not exceed three pounds of nitrogen per year.

Crepe Myrtles are blooming and will keep blooming if you prune off the old blooms. Just prune off the spend blooms after they go to seed.

With the rainy season here, check your irrigation frequently after thunderstorms to make sure they are still correctly set. Lightning can often times surge systems and create problems with the controller.

Stay tuned for more information concerning the BLCCDD meeting coming up in September. We are planning a great event with contractor giveaways and plenty of useful information concerning conservation and the hydrology of Florida.

June 30, 2011
Come on out to the Patriotic Celebration at Circle Square Commons Town Square on Saturday, July 2nd, from 5pm – 9pm.
Event Information

June 30, 2011
July 2011 On Top of the World News is now available.
July 2011 On Top of the World News 22.7mb

July 12, 2011
The Health & Recreation front stairway will be closed on Wednesday, July 20th through Friday, July 22nd for repairs. Please plan accordingly!

June 28, 2011
Please note that the Health & Recreation Fitness Center and the Arbor Club will have holiday hours on Monday, July 4, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

June 28, 2011
Please note that the OTOW Community Van will not be running the week of July 4th through July 8th.

June 27, 2011
Please note the class 'Get Fit While You Sit' will be moving from The Arbor Club to the H&R group fitness room starting July 1st. The class days and times will remain exactly the same.

June 27, 2011
Just a reminder: Please do not add any items to the construction dumpsters located at new construction job sites or other dumpsters located at amenity facilities. The construction dumpsters are for construction only and cannot be contaminated with other waste materials or household garbage. Household garbage should only be placed in the compactors located throughout the community or curbside on the appropriate day if you have curbside pickup. We appreciate everyone's cooperation.

June 22, 2011
The Ramp at the Health & Recreation Building will be closed for maintenance on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Please plan accordingly!

June 22, 2011
Summer Safety Tips:
Heat illness is a serious health situation that can arise from being outdoors in hot, humid conditions. Follow a few simple tips to stay cool and safe!

  • Drink plenty of fluids (avoid alcohol and high sugar drinks).
  • Stay indoors mid-day when the heat peaks.
  • If you do go out wear light colored, loose fitting clothing along with a hat or visor.
  • Don't forget the sunscreen!

June 21, 2011
Here's a couple of fun upcoming events:

  • Health and Recreation's 'Summer Fitness Challenge' starts July 1st! Stop into Health and Recreation for details
  • The 'Get Fit While You Sit' class will be relocated to the group fitness room inside the Health and Recreation Fitness Center from July 1st
  • Water Walking is a free class every Tuesday at 1:30pm in the outdoor Arbor Club pool (through August)

June 21, 2011
It is hot and dry. With the lack of rainfall residents need to be checking their irrigation and hand watering hot spots, preferably in the early morning hours or early evening. When hand watering, make sure your hose has an automatic shut off device.

Dry weather will stress grass and stressed grass brings on Chinch bugs. These insects are opportunistic; they are looking for grass that is overly succulent or stressed. Hand watering your lawn in times of stress may help. When treating Chinch bugs alternate your chemical class to avoid resistance to chemical treatment. The product "Arena" has worked well but should be alternated. This product can be found at John Deer by the Sullivan Cadillac Dealership. It is expensive but worth the price, maybe you can share the cost with a neighbor.

June 16, 2011
Women’s Locker Room Expansion at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa
The women’s locker room at The Ranch will be expanded into the current hair salon area, providing 90 additional lockers and more seating. Salon services will be suspended during the time of renovation. The current locker room, the Whisper Lounge, and Spa treatments (massages, body treatments, facials, waxing and manicures) will all still be available. Estimated Renovation Dates: Monday, June 13 – Saturday, June 25.

June 8, 2011
CANDLER GATE CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION COMMENCING ON MONDAY, JUNE 20TH
Effective Monday, June 20, 2011 the Candler Gate will be closed for renovation for approximately 30 days. For your convenience, the gate at 90th Street will be open 24 hours a day, during construction. We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this period and apologize for any inconvenience.

June 3, 2011
Health and Recreation has reduced the inventory of medical supplies and baby items on hand for loan to residents. We currently have the following items on hand to loan out: Wheelchairs, Walkers, Canes and Portable Cribs. Please come to the Health and Recreation Fitness Center to sign these items out.

June 3, 2011
Please note that the following baseball game Rays vs. Red Sox on Thursday, June 16th has been cancelled due to lack of ticket sales.

May 27, 2011
June 2011 On Top of the World News is now available.
June 2011 On Top of the World News 18.9mb

May 26, 2011
2011 Summer/Fall Entertainment Series at CSCC
Tickets for the 2011 Summer/Fall Entertainment Series at Circle Square Cultural Center are now on sale at the ticket office and online at www.CSCulturalCenter.com. Events include an Elvis® tribute artist contest, a comedy show, the annual craft fair, Blues performers, Doo Wop and more. Ticket prices and show information available on the Cultural Center web site. (Note that the Lola & The Saints performance has moved to Friday, September 23rd. This show was previously scheduled for Saturday, September 24th.)

May 26, 2011

  • The Candler Hills Course Will be closed from noon, June 5th until Tuesday, June 7th for the application of Curfew Soil Fumigant.
  • The Tortoise and Hare Course will be closed from noon, June 5th until Wednesday, June 8th for the application of Curfew Soil Fumigant.
  • The Links Course will be closed June 13th – June 19th for aerification of the playing surfaces.
  • The Tortoise and Hare course will be closed Thursday, July 21st for deep-drill aerification of the putting surfaces.
  • The Tortoise and Hare course will be closed August 8th – August 14th for aerification of the playing surfaces.
  • The Candler Hills course will be closed August 15th – August 18th for aerification of the playing surfaces.
  • The Links course will be closed August 22nd – August 28th for aerification of the playing surfaces.

May 24, 2011
On Top of the World Central Re-Roofing Schedule
The following is a list of the buildings that are scheduled to start within the next 90 days. Buildings: 1802, 1803, 2866, 2882, 5002, 5004, 5010, 5086 and A07. Due to weather conditions, we are unable to provide exact dates.

May 24, 2011
Community Wildlife
It is wonderful that we have all the pleasures of country living so close to the city. Many of us love it while others tolerate it. But, please do not encourage our wildlife friends to stay too long. We have a family of coyotes that are becoming too comfortable in the community and we are receiving reports that our kind hearted residents are feeding them. Please note that if people feed coyotes or if there is a food source associated with humans the coyotes will become less fearful of people and could become aggressive. So in order to keep the community safe and reduce nuisances and apprehensions caused by wildlife, it is VERY important that we condition the coyotes to fear people. People can help condition coyotes by doing the following:

  1. NEVER feed coyotes.
  2. Remove coyote food sources such as trash, fruit and pet food from the environment.
  3. Keep small pets inside from dusk to dawn or in safe enclosures.
  4. Never leave young children unattended in yards or parks.
  5. Harass coyotes with loud noises, clapping hands, yelling, throwing rocks at them and waving our arms to create fear
  6. Call the local department of Fish and Game or local law enforcement agency if coyotes attack humans, become too aggressive by approaching humans and by showing lack of fear of humans or if they attack small pets.

May 20, 2011
Have an opinion?
Of course you do and we want to hear it! Stop by the Customer Service office in Friendship Commons and fill out one of our customer comment cards located in the lobby. Also, don’t forget to let us know when we have met or exceeded your expectations! We are always striving to improve our service.

Attention Avalon Residents!
You can now install Bahia grass on the front, side or in the back of your home. Parkway Maintenance is working with a vendor, Earthscapes Unlimited, who is willing to remove and replace Avalon lawns, with home quality Bahia sod. The cost to residents is only $0.45 per sq. ft. This price is guaranteed by the vendor for thirty (30) days, so If you would like to evaluate the offer from Earthscapes, contact Mr. Bill Gruber at (352) 748-0351 for a quote. Please remember to stop by the Customer Service office to fill out a modification form, prior to the commencement of any work on the exterior of your home.

May 16, 2011
In an attempt to help our residents reduce their stress, here is a list of suggestions to protect your property from water damage before leaving for vacation or an extended leave.

  • Check your address and contact number on your utility account and in Customer Service to make sure you can be reached in case of an emergency. An email account is also helpful.
  • Contact local friends or neighbors, and provide them with relevant phone numbers and keys to your home in the event of an emergency. It would also be beneficial to ask them to check your property on a weekly basis while you are away. This includes checking your front door for any door tags we may hang.
  • Turn off the main house water valve. If you cannot locate the main valve, you may want to turn off the water valves at toilets, sinks, lavatories, ice maker and washing machine. This could save significant costs, if leaks occur inside your home.
  • Be sure to leave your irrigation system on and arrange for routine inspections. Doing so may help ensure your lawn is getting the necessary water and your system is running on the correct day and time.

May 12, 2011
Wind Mitigation Forms:
On Top of the World’s Customer Service is now offering to complete Wind Mitigation Inspection Forms to help our residents lower their homeowner’s insurance. For a $50 fee, we will have a State Certified Building Contractor or Licensed Home Inspector complete the “Uniform Mitigation Verification Form.” This is the form that insurance companies require to provide credits on your home.

This service is particularly valuable if you recently reroofed your house. New homeowners can also benefit. One resident in Candler Hills received over $300 off his annual premium after submitting the completed form to his insurance company. You may want to contact your agent to find out what discounts would be available to you.

If you have any questions or wish to schedule a wind mitigation, please contact the customer service office.

May 11, 2011
In an attempt to help our residents reduce their stress, here is a list of suggestions to protect your property from water damage before leaving for vacation or an extended leave.

  • Check your address and contact number on your utility account and in Customer Service to make sure you can be reached in case of an emergency. An email account is also helpful.
  • Contact local friends or neighbors, and provide them with relevant phone numbers and keys to your home in the event of an emergency. It would also be beneficial to ask them to check your property on a weekly basis while you are away. This includes checking your front door for any door tags we may hang.
  • Turn off the main house water valve. If you cannot locate the main valve, you may want to turn off the water valves at toilets, sinks, lavatories, ice maker and washing machine. This could save significant costs, if leaks occur inside your home.
  • Be sure to leave your irrigation system on and arrange for routine inspections. Doing so may help ensure your lawn is getting the necessary water and your system is running on the correct day and time.

May 10, 2011
May is historically the driest month in Florida. Residents need to pay extra attention to their irrigation system to see that they are applying water properly and adequately to meet the needs of the grass. A general rule of thumb is to apply ½ - ¾ of an inch of water at each application. Check your irrigation system to make sure your heads are adjusted properly.

Irrigation: Irrigation operation is critical to the health of your grass and plants. Check your system monthly for leaking heads, broken pipes, proper coverage and proper function to ensure the system is operational. The irrigation system should be operating a 100% of the regularly scheduled run time this time of the year.

Plants: Take All Root Rot is active this time of year. It is typically triggered by high rainfall and stressed turf grass, so observe your lawn during the summer and early fall months when Florida receives the majority of its rainfall. Prolonged periods of rainfall are most conducive to this disease. Any stress placed on the turf grass will encourage or worsen the disease. Continue to monitor plants for insects. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time.

Turf: Do not fertilize fungus areas. Chinch bugs are active. Chinch bugs have become resistant to every major chemical class. When treating chinch bugs, be sure to alternate your pesticide chemical class and/or mode of action to reduce pesticide resistance. Masked Chafer and Sugarcane grub control is typically applied this time of year. Applications of minor nutrients are permissible during this time.

Click here for more information on the home maintenance calendar.

April 28, 2011
May 2011 On Top of the World News is now available.
May 2011 On Top of the World News 16.5mb

April 18, 2011
All communities within On Top of the World Communities, Inc. will follow the watering restrictions as mandated by Marion County. Watering twice per week is effective during Daylight Saving Time which started March 13, 2011.
Community Watering Schedule:

• Addresses ending in 0 will water on Thursday and Sunday at 1:00 a.m.
• Addresses ending in 1 will water on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:00 p.m.
• Addresses ending in 2 will water on Thursday and Sunday at 10:00 p.m.
• Addresses ending in 3 will water on Wednesday and Saturday at 1:00 a.m.
• Addresses ending in 4 will water on Thursday and Sunday at 1:00 a.m.
• Addresses ending in 5 will water on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:00 p.m.
• Addresses ending in 6 will water on Thursday and Sunday at 10:00 p.m.
• Addresses ending in 7 will water on Wednesday and Saturday at 4:00 a.m.
• Addresses ending in 8 will water on Thursday and Sunday at 4:00 a.m.
• Addresses ending in 9 will water on Wednesday and Saturday at 1:00 a.m.

April 14, 2011
Easter at Candler Hills Restaurant - April 24, 2011 - 11am – 4pm
Click here for more information and menu.

April 5, 2011
Please be advised of the following office moves:

Bay Laurel Center CDD is now located next to the Customer Service Department (formerly OTOW News Office)—9850 SW 84th Ct., Suite 300

OTOW News Office has moved next to Customer Service Department –9850 SW 84th Ct., Suite 100

Friendship Catering (Hospitality) is now located at the Customer Service Department—9850 SW 84th Ct., Suite 200

The following offices are now located in the Administration Building - 8447 SW 99th St. Rd.:

· Accounting Offices
· Management Enterprises (CSF Payments)
· OTOW Service (Mortgage, Rental Payments)

Marketing Offices have moved to the Sales Annex—8435 SW 80th St.

April 4, 2011
The Arbor Club indoor pool and deck area will be closed on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 12:30 pm to 3 pm for maintenance. Please plan accordingly.

March 31, 2011
April 2011 On Top of the World News is now available.
April 2011 On Top of the World News 17.5mb

March 3, 2011
March 2011 On Top of the World News is now available.
March 2011 On Top of the World News 15.5mb

February 18, 2011
CORRECTION: At the On Top of the World (Central) Owners Association meeting held on February 16, 2011, it was stated that credit cards are accepted for payment of roof replacement costs. Please note, we are unable to accept credit cards at this time; however, we are able to process a check drawn on your credit card account. Be sure to make your check payable to On Top of the World (Central) Owners Association. If you should have any questions, please contact Customer Service.

February 18, 2011
Notice to OTOW Central Residents
Parkway Maintenance will begin fertilizing on Monday, March 7, 2011.
Please contact Customer Service if you DO NOT want your lawn fertilized.

February 8, 2011
Pardon our dust...
We are expanding the service road in front of Master the Possibilities Education Center and The Town Square. This project should last from February 7th to March 16th. Click here for more information.

February 7, 2011
Join us for the Candler Hills Restaurant Valentine's Day Buffet on February 12, 2011, 6 – 8pm
Click here for Valentine's Day Buffet menu

January 27, 2011
February 2011 On Top of the World News is now available.
February 2011 On Top of the World News 16.23mb

January 11, 2011
Care & Share Volunteer Expo at Circle Square Cultural Center, Thursday, February 3rd, 10am to 2pm
Join us as we promote one of the country’s greatest natural resources…VOLUNTEERS! There are many agencies looking for special people to give their time to help others. Come see where you’re needed!!
Download informational poster 676 kb

January 4, 2011
Master the Possibilities current course catalog, Jan–Apr 2011, is available here.
Jan–Apr 2011 Master the Possibilities course catalog 4.73 mb

January 3, 2011
January 2011 On Top of the World News is now available.
January 2011 On Top of the World News 16.60 mb

December 22, 2010
Dancing on The Town Square has been cancelled until March 2011 due to cold weather. Watch for upcoming details.

December 10, 2010
THERE IS ANOTHER FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY, 12/12/10 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, 12/15/10. RESIDENTS NEED TO COVER THEIR BACKFLOW PREVENTERS AND SHUT THEIR IRRIGATION SYSTEM OFF. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A VIDEO ON HOW TO SHUT YOUR BACKFLOW OFF, CLICK HERE.

December 6, 2010
THERE IS A FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY, 12/09/10. RESIDENTS NEED TO COVER THEIR BACKFLOW PREVENTERS AND SHUT THEIR IRRIGATION SYSTEM OFF. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO SHUT YOUR BACKFLOW OFF, CLICK HERE.

December 6, 2010
Health & Wellness Expo 2011 - Saturday, January 15, 2011 10 am – 2pm at Circle Square Cultural Center.
If you are new to the area, or even if you have lived here for a while, this expo is for you. Come on out and see what Ocala has to offer in the way of new medical advances. Meet with staff from MRMC and other area agencies specializing in healthcare.
Click here for more information.

December 3, 2010
Holiday Festival tonight at Circle Square Commons Town Square! 4 – 7pm
Forecasted temp: 60°
Get into the holiday spirit and celebrate this joyous time of year. Holiday revelers will enjoy festive music, performances by festival dancers and carolers as they sing popular holiday songs. Even Santa will be on the scene…so bring your holiday wish list and tell him all about it.
Also featuring:
• Singing Santa
• Liang Acrobatic and Comedy Show
• The Nutcracker Ballet Dance Medley
See you there!

December 2, 2010
December 2010 On Top of the World News is now available.

December 2010 On Top of the World News 16.48 mb

December 1, 2010
FREEZE WARNING
There is a freeze warning in effect for Wednesday night, December 1 and Thursday night, December 2. Residents need to cover their backflow preventers and shut their irrigation system off. For more information on how to shut you backflow off, please click here.

 

[Archives]

Circle Square Cultural Center, Ocala's premier entertainment venue.

Circle Square Cultural Center, Ocala's premier entertainment venue.  
Circle Square Cultural Center, Ocala's premier entertainment venue.  
Candler Hills Golf Club, premier golf course in Ocala, FL    
Mr. B's Big Scoop, delicious ice cream, smoothies and more!  
Sid's Coffee House and Deli. Now serving breakfast!  
Digital Communication Media, your source for internet, television and digital phone service.  
Candler Hills Reataurant located at On Top of the World Communities - open to the public  
The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa, Ocala's incredible spa and fitness experience  
The Pub located in On Top of the World Communities - Great Food. Great Times!  
   
   
© 2014, On Top of the World Communities, Inc.