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Resident Newsletter July 2023

Summer in a Cup

There's nothing better than a cold smoothie on a hot day. Simply blend your favorite base milk, juice, yogurt or ice cream-with your chosen fruits and veggies for a delicious treat. Add ice for texture or nutritional supplements for an immunity boost.

Sunshiny Day

"A little bit of summer is what the whole year's all about." -John Mayer

Notes and News

Attention, Residents!!! The Office Will Be Closed Tuesday, July 4th, 2023, In Observance of The July 4th Holiday.

Famous Faces Born in July

July 2, 1984: Johnny Weir

July 3, 1970: Audra McDonald

July 6, 1979: Kevin Hart

July 10, 1977: Chiwetel Ejiofor

July 18, 1967: Vin Diesel

July 25, 1955: Iman

July 29, 1966: Martina McBride

July 30, 1977: Misty May-Treanor

Watercolor Your World

Grab a brush! July is World Watercolor Month.

The Joy of Koi

Ornamental gardens often feature koi fish, a species of carp cherished for their shimmering orange, red, white, and black scales. Their Japanese name, nishikigoi, means "swimming jewel." Symbols of luck, prosperity, friendship and love, koi are prominently featured in Japanese art. Celebrate these graceful beauties on July 7, National Koi Day.

A Cool Head

Baseball caps and visors can shade your eyes from the sun, but for the best protection, choose a hat with a wide brim that covers your face, neck, and ears. Beach hats, bucket hats, and fedoras are stylish options. You can also find hats made of materials that block UV rays.

Love for Aunts and Uncles

Like parents, they offer wisdom and protection: like friends, they take you on adventures and keep your secrets. National Aunt and Uncle Day on July 26 celebrates these relatives and honorary relatives who are close to our hearts. 

National Hog Dog Month

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

Baseball's Biggest Stars

For many fans, baseball in July means one thing: the MLB All-Star Game. Teams take a break from the regular season to send their best ballplayers to the exciting "Midsummer Classic."

When the first All-Star Game was held in 1933, it offered the rare chance to see athletes from the American and National leagues face off on the same field. Until interleague play was introduced during the 1997 season, the rival leagues only played each other during spring training and the World Series. The excitement of the midsummer stand-off made the 1933 game a success, and a tradition was born.

Though the competitive spirit of the game has remained the same, many aspects have changed through the years. For starters, each side's roster has grown from 18 to 34 players, and today's rules state that each MLB team must be represented by at least one player. With few exceptions, each All-Star team is led by the manager of the previous season's pennant winner, who selects eight players for the roster; the remaining spots are filled based on votes by players and fans. The honor of rallying behind hometown players to get them a spot on the team is a custom that started at the very first All-Star Game.

Several star-studded events take place during the week of the game, including the Home Run Derby, a greatest of the MLB's best hitters; the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball game; and the ESPY Awards, which honors athletes across several sports.

Featured Recipe

Baja Fish Taco Bowls

Light yet satisfying, this protein bowl is a quick and tasty summer meal.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 fillets of white fish, such as tilapia, cod or halibut
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 4 cups baby spinach or kale
  • 1 avocado, sliced


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season fish with Cajun seasoning and salt.
  2. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until fish is lightly browned and flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Set it aside.
  4. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, lime zest, lime juice and cumin.
  5. In a medium bowl, toss cooked quinoa with spinach or kale. Divide between four serving bowls. Top each with fish, sliced avocado and yogurt sauce.
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Wit and Wisdom

  • "Life's a party. Invite yourself." -Gary Johnson
  • "I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content." -Maria Sharapova
  • "Never be the first to arrive at a party or the last to go home, and never, ever be both." -David Brown
  • "It's not about going to a party. It's life as a party." -Diane von Furstenberg
  • "How little sleep one got at a slumber party is a matter of great pride and an index of the success of the party." -Elizabeth Radin Simons
  • "Life is short, wear your party pants." -Loretta LaRoche
  • "A party without a cake is just a meeting." -Julia Child
  • "Good parties create a temporary youthfulness." -Mason Cooley
  • "I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends." -Nancie J. Carmody
  • "Disco music in the '7Os was just a call to go wild and party and dance with no thought or conscience or regard for tomorrow." -Martha Reeves
  • "When all else fails, throw a party!" -Eugene Walter

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