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Resident Newsletter September 2023

Granard Annual Housekeeping

Annual housekeeping at Granard will be held Tuesday, September 12th, through Thursday, September 14th, 2023. You will receive a memo in advance as a reminder.

Labor Day

The Office Will Be Closed on Monday, September 4th, 2023, In Honor of Labor Day.

Colonial Heights Residents

Attention!! Your recertification packets will be sent to you in mid-September 2023. Please start getting your information together, such as child support, Social Security award letters, school, and work documentation, etc. The recertification appointments will begin Monday, October 2nd, Tuesday, October 3rd, and Wednesday, October 4th, 2023.

Self-Care Comer: A Better Brew

Chock-full of antioxidants, coffee can be a healthy beverage, but "too much of a good thing" is a saying for a reason! National Coffee Day arrives on Sept. 29, so use this month to make your regular brew healthier in some way. Crave a sweet beverage? You can use less sugar by adding ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, or unsweetened cocoa for a flavor boost. If coffee upsets your stomach-but you love it anyway! -check out a low-acid blend. Struggling with sleep? Avoid drinking coffee after 2 p.m.

Got Dusty Blinds?

Clean blinds more efficiently by wrapping a dish towel or rag around each side of a pair of tongs, securing with rubber bands. Now you can use your DIY duster to clean both sides of each slat at the same time.

It's Good to Ask Questions

We can sometimes feel embarrassed when we don't know an answer or are confused about something. But don't be afraid to ask questions! It's the only way we can learn. Asking questions is a foundation of clear communication, preventing us from making incorrect assumptions and helping us solve conflict. Inquisitive people also tend to have higher emotional intelligence. So ask away!

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

Streaming the Smart Way

Streaming entertainment is easier and more extensive than ever: You can find movies and TV, music, podcasts, books, and video games on popular platforms. But subscribing to all the latest and greatest services can take a large chunk out of your budget.

Here are some tips to help you save:

  • Audit your entertainment. List all of the streaming platforms that you pay for, pick the one you watch the least, and cancel it.
  • Set a streaming schedule. There's no need to subscribe to everything all at once. Activate subscriptions to certain platforms when a show's new season releases or a hot album drops.
  • Traveling soon? Download a premium app for podcasts or audiobooks.
  • Bundle up. Some platforms are offered in package deals or as add-ons to existing memberships. Also, your mobile phone carrier, credit card, or library may offer complimentary or discounted streaming services.
  • Look for free options. Many streaming platforms offer free trials to new subscribers. Set a reminder to cancel before you are billed, and use the app as much as you can during the trial period. Additionally, seek out platforms that are always free.
  • Keep the commercials. Save a few bucks by using ad-supported versions.
  • Watch for sales. Just like physical products, streaming services go on sale, especially at certain times r ne year like Black Friday. You will have to commit to a whole year, but each month's payment will be significantly reduced.

Featured Recipe

Sweet Potato Taquitos

This twist on the classic PB and J is nutritious and filling.


  • 1 large, sweet potato, peeled and cubed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup nut butter
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 400° F.

  1. Toss sweet potato cubes in olive oil. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping halfway through. 
  2. Place cooked potatoes and nut butter in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Add a large spoonful or two of the potato mixture to each tortilla, followed by some blueberries and raspberries.
  4. Roll each tortilla tightly.
  5. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium.
  6. Place rolled tortillas seam-side down in the skillet and spray more oil over the tops-keep spray contained to inside the pan.
  7. Cook taquitos until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side.


  • Leave the skin on the sweet potatoes for added nutrition.
  • Switch up the berries for a personalized flavor.
  • Use an air fryer to save time: Roast the potatoes for 10 minutes and cook the assembled taquitos for 6 minutes!
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Wit and Wisdom

  • "The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder." -Ralph W. Sackman
  • "Without knowledge, action is useless, and knowledge without action is futile." -Abu Bakr
  • "To acquire knowledge, one must study, but to acquire wisdom, one must observe." -Marilyn vos Savant
  • "What is research but a blind date with knowledge?" -Will Harvey
  • "Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle." -Robert Anthony
  • "Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it." -Sudie Back
  • "They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance." -Terry Pratchett
  • "Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers." -Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • "Pull and Push are inscribed on the doors of the Temple of Knowledge." -James Lenda/1 Basford
  • "In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information." -Anthony J. D'Angelo
  • "Any increase in knowledge anywhere helps pave the way for an increase in knowledge everywhere." -Isaac Asimov

Contact Information

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