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Resident Newsletter February 2023

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Limestone Courts' Housekeeping

The dates scheduled for Annual Housekeeping in March for Limestone Courts will be sent out in a memo at a later date. Be sure to have your units clean and ready for inspection. Also, remember to have your front screen doors unlocked.

Set Up Your Life

"It really is never too late; it really is never too early to figure out your goals and dreams and what you love." -Garrett McNamara

Notes and News

Hugs and Kisses

Etched on candy hearts and signed at the bottom of love letters, the letters "xoxo" symbolize a sweet sentiment of "hugs and kisses." Substituting the letter X for a smooch dates back to the Middle Ages. People who could not read or write would sign documents with an X, then kiss the mark to pledge their sincerity. The letter O joined the X much later, in the mid-1900s, to pair the kiss with a hug.

Black History Month

Watch Your Step

With winter in full force, we want to remind everyone to be careful when you're out and about. Slick spots are inevitable, so please watch your step outside and in the entryways.


Super Bowl LVII

Scheduled for Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona, Super Bowl Sunday is sure to be loads of fun this year! Prepare your favorite snacks, clear your schedule, and safely enjoy the big game.

Chef Shake-Up

Loved by fitness fans, shaker bottles drink containers with a ball-shaped whisk inside-are convenient ways to blend a protein shake or smoothie. However, the cups can also be used to mix pancake batter, make homemade sauces and salad dressings, or beat eggs for a fluffy breakfast scramble.

Floating Lantern Festivals

Like small hot air balloons, paper lanterns have an opening at the bottom where a heat source is suspended, allowing the lantern to drift across the sky. These bright, floating marvels originated in China and were used as a military signal during the Eastern Han Dynasty (A.O. 25-220). Now, they are used mostly for celebration or in remembrance ceremonies. This tradition doesn't only occur in China; many cultures hold festivals with floating lanterns, including areas in North America, India, Vietnam, Thailand, and Poland. Often, a wish, riddle, or message to a loved one is written on the lantern before it's released into the sky.

Important Numbers

Central Office 864.489.3193
Emergency Maintenance 864.489-3193
TTY# 864.487.9460
Fire, Police, Ambulance 911
Lisa Dewberry - Property Manager
Beltline Courts 864.489.3193
Colonial Heights 864.488.1085
Geraldine Bullock - Property Manager
Limestone Courts 864.489.1042
Bonnie Sanford - Property Manager
Granard Courts 864.488.1179

65 Years of Speed

One week after fans go wild for the Super Bowl, another high-stakes sporting event holds the ticket for fun. Daytona 500, the NASCAR Cup Series season opener, takes place on Feb. 19. This will be the 65th annual Daytona 500, which started in 1959.

Known as the "Great American Race," the event is held at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. With three concourse levels, the stadium is home to 101,000-plus seats, 60 luxury suites, social neighborhoods (each measuring the size of a football field!), 17 elevators and 40 escalators making it the record-holder for most escalators in an outdoor stadium in the U.S. The asphalt track is about 2 1/2 miles long, with four turns; the 500-mile race requires a driver to make 200 laps.

With seven victories, Richard Petty has won the Daytona 500 more times than any other driver. His father, Lee Petty, was the race's very first champion, and Petty Enterprises is also the team with the most Daytona 500 wins, with nine total. The youngest winner was Trevor Bayne, who won in 2011 at age 20, and Buddy Baker became the oldest winner in 1988 at age 50. Baker also set the record for the fastest Daytona 500, with an average speed of 177 mph in an Oldsmobile car, a brand that was discontinued in 2004.

The Daytona 500 has sold out in the past five years, but NASCAR fans can catch the event on television and various radio stations.

Featured Recipe

Cherry Coffee Cake

Sweeten your morning with this easy-to-make breakfast treat.


  • 1 can ( 12.4 ounces) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • 1 1/2 cups (21-ounce can) cherry pie filling
  • 1 /2 cup slivered almonds or pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 375° F.

  1. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Open the can of cinnamon roll dough and set aside the package of icing. Separate dough into eight rolls; cut each roll into quarters. Place dough rounded side down in pan.
  3. Spoon pie filling over rolls. If desired, sprinkle slivered almonds or pecans on top of cherry filling. 
  4. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Invert pan onto plate or cutting board; invert again onto serving plate.
  6. Open the package of icing and pour into a small bowl. Microwave for 3 to 10 seconds. Stir icing and drizzle over cake. Serve warm.
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Wit and Wisdom

  • "Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs." -Malcolm Forbes
  • 'True friends are like diamonds bright, beautiful, valuable and always in style." -Nicole Richie
  • "The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen, if the eye is too near." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without." -Confucius
  • "If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom." -Lemuel K. Washburn
  • "I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond." -Mae West
  • "There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond and to know one's self." -Benjamin Franklin
  • "It's diamonds in your pockets one week, macaroni and cheese the next." -Jolene Blalock
  • "Let us not be too particular. It is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all." -Mark Twain
  • "The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it." -B.K.S. Iyengar

Contact Information

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F 864-487-9460
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7:00am – 5:00pm
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