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Resident Newsletter March 2023

Journal Prompt: Self-Love

We often forget to compliment ourselves. Think back on what the most wonderful words ever said to you were. How did they make you feel? How can you keep that positivity flowing? Spend 10 minutes free writing about this topic, letting your mind wander.

Wake With Cheer

"Hope sleeps in our bones like a bear waiting for spring to rise and walk." -Marge Piercy

Notes and News

Beltline Courts Recertification

Beltline will begin recertification on Monday, March 27th, Tuesday, March 28th, and Wednesday, March 29th, 2023. Please have all your paperwork completed at the time of your appointment. If you are unable to make your appointment due to work, doctor's appointments, or illness, please drop them off at the Beltline office.

Limestone Housekeeping Inspection

Residents at Limestone Courts will be notified in advance of your Annual Housekeeping by memo, which will be held sometime in March.


Advice for Online Shopping

When shopping for clothes or accessories online, check out all the available colors and patterns of a given item. Some details, like texture, stitching quality, or pocket placement, will show up better in lighter colors when viewed on a screen. This tip can help you make decisions when you can't examine items in person.

Van Gogh's Legacy

From "Sunflowers" to "The Starry Night," Vincent van Gogh's masterpieces are among the most famous paintings in the world. Born March 30, 1853, the Dutch artist produced over 2,000 works, many of them featuring his signature style of swirling brushstrokes and vivid pigments. Celebrate van Gogh's fascinating life and talent by viewing online galleries or reading a biography.

Spring Starts

In the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox usually falls between March 19 and 21. This year, spring starts on March 20, and with it comes new beginnings. Take this opportunity to restart forgotten resolutions, begin a new journey you've been putting off, or spruce up your home for a fresh feel.

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

The Name Game

Have you ever found your name on a plastic keychain? Just like music, movies, and cars, names go through trends. While some names stay current for long periods of time, others can be pinpointed to certain decades. Names can trend for many reasons. One large influence is pop culture. Naming a child after an actor, musician, song title or fictional character is a common occurrence. Another influence is politics. Teddy led popularity in honor of Theodore Roosevelt, as did Reagan for Ronald Reagan. More recently, the popularity of the musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton has transformed his surname into a first-name fad. Trends also can come from the sound and rhythm of words, called prosody. Examples include Ethan and Aiden, ending with an "N" sound, or Carl and Kayla, beginning with a hard "K" sound. Experts say this type of pattern often emerges from parents subconsciously picking up a preference for certain sounds.

In the 1940s, the most popular names were James, Robert, Mary, and Linda. The 1970s saw the top two male names, Michael and Christopher, which stayed in their positions for three decades until Jacob rose in the ranks in the 2000s. Female names cycled much more quickly through the years, with top picks ranging from Lisa, Jennifer, and Amy to Jessica, Emily, and Madison. The 21st century has seen a surge in more creative monikers as well as a return to classic names.

Featured Recipe

Fish With Bok Choy and Rice - Light and flavorful, this meal comes together in minutes.


  • 1 fillet of white fish, such as tilapia, cod, or halibut
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 baby Bok hoy, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice


  1. Use a paper towel to pat dry each side of the fish fillet. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add fish and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Remove fish from pan and keep warm.
  3. In the same pan, add sesame oil and ginger. Cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add Bok Choy to the pan and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add soy sauce and stir to incorporate.
  5. Immediately serve fish over the cooked Bok Choy and warmed rice.
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Wit and Wisdom

  • "Magic carpets do exist, but they are called library cards." -Firoozeh Dumas
  • "A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work." -Colin Powell
  • "There are two magic words to get what you want: please and Grandma." -Jeff Keane
  • "There's just some magic in truth and honesty and openness." -Frank Ocean
  • "If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future." -Danielle Steel
  • "Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others." -Wayne Dyer
  • "So why not live with the magic? Be a kid again and believe in the fantastical. Life is more fun with a little smoke and mirrors." -L.H. Cosway
  • "Magic will find those with pure hearts, even when all seems lost." -Morgan Rhodes
  • "There's a bit of magic in everything and then some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed & Mike Rathke
  • "Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • "Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable." -Margot Fonteyn

Contact Information

O 864-489-3193
F 864-487-9460
Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday
7:00am – 5:00pm
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