Stopping Unwanted Mailbox Solicitation in Braemar

Seems that the endless parade of vendors that are stuffing ads into the newspaper slots of Braemar mailboxes, are unaware that there is No Solicitation in our community.  Yes, you can call the police when these serial offenders put something in the slot beneath your mailbox, but it never seems to deter any of them.

Meeting solicitators face to face and explaining that you COULD call the police on them if they didn’t leave the neighborhood is more effective.

What’s more effective than that is blocking the slot beneath your mailbox so that no one can use for solicitations. 

Since doing this to the slot beneath our mailbox, our lives have been free of the endless offers for decks, patios, painting and other interior finishes, handyman services, cleaning ladies, daycare and more.  Walking to the mailbox is only about getting the mail, and no longer about finding this unwanted trash in the slot below.

Just a thought for those of you in Braemar who are also sick of the neverending stream of unwanted ads in the slot beneath your Braemar mailbox.

For more information on maintaining your Braemar mailbox, click the link provided.

Braemar Residents: Be Careful Which RCN Bill You Pay

Braemar residents off of Sudley Manor Drive, and the entire community of Dunbarton, have been undergoing a change of the guard in their cable and internet provider.  RCN has taken over Gatehouse Networks community contract and has been getting home owners on board since mid-July. 

Because the transition was some groups of home owners at a time, RCN took over billing for Gatehouse.  And as one of the home owners who has had RCN as a provider since mid-July, I will tell you, I’m now receiving two cable bills.  Both are from RCN, but one is black and white, one is in color.

The black and white bill is the bill you would normally receive from Gatehouse.  If you are up and running with RCN, do not pay the black and white bill anymore.  If you do, the money goes to Gatehouse and RCN has no record of the payment.

Likewise, if you have online bill payment, like me, make sure to update the new billing address for RCN shown on the color bill.  Again, if you don’t, the money is going to Gatehouse and your next color RCN bill will show a missed payment. 

RCN personnel have been very cooperative during this serivce and billing transition.  If you have any questions, or unresolved billing issues, make sure to call RCN.  The number on either the black and white, or color bill will connect you to them.