I asked about notifications via email or otherwise to updates on the website to the hosting service. Below is their response:
"We do not currently have this feature available, but this is coming as part of our next update =) Our next update is to the theming tools, and with it we are adding a new "Notifications" feature, which lets you pick content you wish to be updated about on the site, such as new forums or member updates etc. And you can choose to be notified through an ajax popup on the site or via email. =)"