CARES Trash Clean-Up Days

CARES Trash Clean-Up Days

Long Reach CARES will be holding two trash clean-up days in April if you would like to volunteer:

  • Saturday, April 1 – Locust Park from 9-11am, with a rain date of April 2 (meet at Stonehouse, 6110 Foreland Garth) 
  • Tuesday, April 11 – Jeffers Hill from 4-6pm, with a rain date of April 12 (meet at pathway next to Jeffers Hill Pool, 6031 Tamar Drive) 

For more information, email or

Paper Shredding – April 22

Paper Shredding – April 22

Saturday, April, 22, 2023 · 9am – noon

Meet us at 6110 Foreland Garth to safely and securely dispose of sensitive information.

FREE for all Long Reach residents (ID Required)
$10 for all others.

Limit 3 grocery bags/banker boxes per household. Please do not pack boxes or paper bags heavier than you can safely lift and carry from your vehicle without assistance. This is not a drive-thru event and assistance is not available.

First come, first served. The event is over once the truck is full.

Accepted Items: Don’t shred unnecessarily. Only shred documents that include (account numbers, passwords, PINs, signatures, Social Security numbers, date of birth):

  • Federal and State Tax documents
  • Credit card and other household bills
  • Medical records
  • Pay stubs
  • Mortgage documents
  • Insurance bills

Items Not Accepted:

  • Non-sensitive or non-recyclable materials such as magazines, flyers, newspapers, binders, x-rays.
  • File folders
  • Binder Clips
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Manila folders
  • Junk mail
  • Schoolwork
  • Event programs
  • Coloring books
  • Brochures
  • Advertising
  • Magazines
  • Calendars, etc.

Board Mtg – Tues, April 4

Board Mtg – Tues, April 4

The April 4, 2023 Board meeting will be held online at 7:30pm via Zoom. The meeting link will be posted by Monday, April 3, 2023.

Please Note: Candidates’ Night will be held prior to the Board meet at 7pm.

For agendas, minutes, and more information click here.

Village Elections 2023

Village Elections 2023

Two Village Board positions and the Columbia Council Representative position will be filled at the annual Long Reach election on Saturday, April 22, 2023.


The order in which the candidates appear was selected randomly.

VILLAGE BOARD (2 open positions – 3 Candidates)

  • Saura C. Sahu (Kendall Ridge)
  • Dr. Lillian Norris-Holmes (Kendall Ridge)
  • Nina Basu (Phelps Luck)

COLUMBIA COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE (1 open position – 3 Candidates)

  • Allan Klima (Phelps Luck)
  • Reginald (Reg) T. Avery (Jeffers Hill)
  • Rick McCray (Kendall Ridge)

View the Candidates’ Statements.


Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7pm

Candidates’ Night 2023 will be virtual via Zoom. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask questions!

The Zoom meeting link will be posted on our website no later than noon, March 31, 2023.


For information, please email the Election Committee members or


Who Can Vote:

Owners and tenants of Columbia Association assessed property in Long Reach in good standing are entitled to vote. Only one vote per ownership or tenancy interest will be counted. Note: Tenants must have a copy of their current lease on file at Stonehouse.

How to Vote (three options):

Long Reach Community Association members will have three options for voting: online, by mail, or in-person on election day. Ballot Priority: If multiple ballots are submitted for a single property, the first ballot received has priority.

  • In-person: Polls will be located in the lower level area of Stonehouse, 6110 Foreland Garth,
  • on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:30am to 1:30pm. Current, valid identification is required of everyone voting in person on Election Day. If you are a tenant, you must also bring a copy of your current lease. Copies will be made at no charge.
  • Online: Please follow the instructions on the Absentee Ballot. Online voting closes at 4 pm, Friday, April 21, 2023.
  • By mail: You may vote by absentee ballot, either by returning your mailed ballot or requesting a ballot by mail or in person from Stonehouse. All absentee ballots must be received at Stonehouse by 4 pm, Friday, April 21, 2023, or by a member of the Election Committee no later than midnight, Friday, April 21, 2023.

Important Reminder: Please make sure you read and carefully adhere to the instructions on the postage paid envelope. We require the full legal name of the owner or tenant, Long Reach address, signature, date, and the requirement to circle either TENANT or OWNER.


View the Election Rules


Saturday, April 22, 2023 • Stonehouse (lower level area)

Come out and vote—Plus enjoy these fun activities!

  • In-person voting – 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Paper Shredding – 9am – Noon: Safely and securely dispose of sensitive information. FREE for Long Reach residents (ID Required). $10 for all others. Limit 3 grocery bags/banker boxes per household. The event is over once the truck is full. This is not a drive-through event. Participants must be able to carry their shredding from their car to the shredding truck.
  • Native Plant Giveaway – 9:30am – Noon: Pick-up a beneficial and beautiful native plant for your garden. First-Come, first served.
  • Ceramics Sale – 9:30am – Noon: Stop by Columbia Art Center’s outdoor spring ceramics sale. Functional pottery & decorative ceramics at affordable prices. Ideal for gift-giving, home use, and decorating! All works are created by students and instructors of Columbia Art Center.

Village-Wide Yard Sale – May 20

Village-Wide Yard Sale – May 20

Saturday, May 20, 2023 · starting at 8 am

Have a sale in your own yard and we’ll take care of the advertising!

Here are a few things you may want to know:

  • The start time is 8:00 am – we do not set an end time.
  • We will post on our Facebook page, website, and send out an email newsletter listing participating street names. In order to be included in these lists you must sign up by Wednesday, May 17th.
  • You may put up signs advertising your sale and directing people to your house. Please put signs up no earlier than Friday and please REMOVE ALL SIGNS by Sunday. 
  • If you have further questions, please email

If you’d like to participate in the yard sale, please enter your information below. 

Note: In order to be included in our advertising, you must register by Wednesday, May 17th, 2023.

Evening/Weekend Staff Position

Evening/Weekend Staff Position

Long Reach Community Association is looking to fill the part-time position of Facility Assistant. This position assists residents and customers during evening and weekend facility use.

Candidates must have strong customer service skills, be able to effectively work independently, be available to work flexible hours, including Saturday and Sunday mornings (8:30am – 2pm).

Free CA Membership. Great position for a college student or someone looking for extra income.

Interested candidates should submit resume to

Bluebird Nest Box Project

Bluebird Nest Box Project

Monitors Needed

Long Reach CARES is looking for volunteers to help monitor 9 bluebird nest boxes and 2 wood duck boxes this spring and summer. Monitoring training will be provided- no experience needed!

Nest boxes will be checked at least once a week during nesting season per North American Bluebird Society guidelines (wood ducks will be monitored on a different schedule). Nest boxes will be located on CA property in Locust Park, Phelps Luck, Jeffers Hill and Kendall Ridge.

Any interested monitor under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult for each nest box visit. We are planning on asking volunteers to commit to 4 week blocks of monitoring for each box.

Please email LR WAC ( if you are interested!

View the CARES slide show from February 21, 2023 about the project.

Columbia Cleans Day – CANCELED

Columbia Cleans Day – CANCELED

The event scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 9am – Noon, has been canceled due to the inclement weather forecast. There is no rain date at this time. We will advertise any rescheduled event information.