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INSIDE STERLING LIFE

Resident Amenities Card Replacement If you have lost your Amenities Card, replacements are available for $25 each at the Clubhouse. Please call the Clubhouse or email Activities@Sterling-Life.com for an appointment. Lost Pet/ Animal Disturbances For lost pets, dangerous animals and/or unclaimed pets, please contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6829. Within Sterling on the Lake, dogs barking more than 15 minutes continuously should be reported as a nuisance to Hall County Animal Services. Mailbox Replacement/ Repair Mailbox Standards: Mailbox standards include Brass Numbers, a Metallic Silver Accented Medallion and a black semi-matte finish on the mailbox and pole (Do-it-Yourself with Rustoleum Textured Paint, Semi-Gloss Black (#7220)). Order replacement numbers by contacting the Clubhouse. Clubhouse Office Information Association Manager, 770-965-3980, Option 1 Activities Office, 770-965-3980, Option 2 Office Hours 10am-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 1pm-6pm Wednesday Clubhouse Hours & Address Monday – Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm – 5pm. 7005 Lake Sterling Boulevard To advertise in Sterling Life, contact Leah Nelson at The Times 770.535-6330 - lnelson@gainesvilletimes.com Sterling Life is a publication of The Times. Subject matter published is the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the publisher of this newsletter. Professional advice should be obtained before making any decision in which a professional is readily available. Advertisers assume responsibility for the content of the ads placed in publication. Material published may not be reproduced without the written permission of The Times. The Publisher has the right to refuse any advertising it deems inappropriate and may do so through the negotiation of an agreement with the customer; this may include advertising that is explicit or pornographic, that is political in nature (including ads that are pro- or anti-political issues or for any member of a political party or candidate for office), etc. The Publisher and/or Sterling on the Lake has the right to refuse or discontinue inclusion of any advertiser in the Sterling Life publication for any reason at any time.

Public Schools Spout Springs School of Enrichment............................ 770-967-4860 World Language Academy............................................... 770-967-5856 Davis Middle School......................................................... 770-965-3020 Flowery Branch High School.......................................... 770-967-8000 DaVinci Academy...............................................................770 533-4004 Martin Technology Academy of Math & Science........ 770-965-1578 Lanier Charter Career Academy................................... 770-531-2330 Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry......... 770-967-3121 Private Schools Hebron Christian Academy............................................ 770-963-9250 Lakeview Academy............................................................ 770-532-4383 Maranatha Christian Academy....................................... 770-531-9625 Riverside Military Academy............................................. 770-532-6251 Sugar Hill Christian Academy......................................... 678-745-4121 Lanier Christian Academy............................................... 678-828-8350 Child Care & Preschools Chestnut Mountain Academy......................................... 770-967-7105 Winnford Academy........................................................... 770-945-3338 Friendship Learning Center............................................ 678-546-9002 Goddard School................................................................ 770-967-6737 Lakeview Academy............................................................ 770-532-4383 Primrose School (Crossroads Drive)........................... 770-932-5573 Prince of Peace Preschool............................................... 678-960-0077 Kids of Covenant Child Care......................................... 678-769-5437 Mrs. Heather’s Educational Adventures....................... 678-936-6534 Colleges and Universities Brenau University.............................................................. 770-534-6299 UGA Visitors Center........................................................ 706-542-0842 Georgia Perimeter College............................................. 678-407-5000 University of North Georgia.......................................... 706-864-1400 Medical Services Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta....................................404-785-KIDS Emory Eastside Hospital.................................................. 770-979-0200 NE Georgia Medical Center (NEGA).......................... 770-219-9000 NE Georgia Medical Center (Braselton)..................... 770-848-8000 NEGA Lanier Park Campus............................................ 770-219-0023 Gwinnett Medical.............................................................. 678-312-1000 Government Services Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.......................... 770-532-6206 Flowery Branch City Hall................................................ 770-967-6371 Flowery Branch Police Department............................. 770-967-6336 Flowery Branch Post Office........................................... 770-967-6431 Hall County Fire Department........................................ 770-531-6838 Hall County Sheriff’s Department................................ 770-531-6885 Spout Springs Hall Co. Library....................................... 770-532-3311 Hall County Animal Control/Services.......................... 770-531-6829 ......................................................................(after hours) 770-536-8812 Tax Commissioner/Auto Tags......................................... 770-531-6950 Utilities/Services Jackson EMC...................................................................... 770-536-2415 Charter Communications............................................... 678-410-9362 AT&T.................................................................................... 800-436-8638 Gainesville Water/Public Utilities.................................. 770-535-6878 Direct Satellite/Dish Network....................................... 678-714-1495 Red Oak Sanitation........................................................... 770-536-7868 Street Light Outage/Jackson EMC................................. 770-536-2415 (When calling to report a street light outage; please reference the street light number on the front of the pole)

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IN THIS ISSUE... 4 Association Manager’s 20 Library Happenings Corner 24 Calendars 6 Empty Nester’s Corner 26 Harvest Balloon 11 Summer Camp Festival Save the Date 18 Fourth of July 34 Resident Spotlight: Fireworks Andres Martin

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Association Manager’s Corner

Summer is here! It’s great to see everyone out and about. Maintaining your home, your number one investment, is encouraged. Please keep the following in mind as you are working on your summer projects.

Mulching: All landscape beds must be covered with Brown mulch and/or pine straw. Rock, stone or pebbles and red mulch are not approved. Edging: The preferred landscape bed edging is a neat cut trench, no plastic edging is approved. Grass and Pine straw: All front, side and rear yards must have turf on a regular weed control program to ensure it is free from weeds year-round. Grass should be mowed regularly, and all hard lines should be edged to prevent the grass “runners”. Grass and other debris should NEVER be blown into the storm drains. These items block proper drainage and pollute the lake, costing (you) the Association money! Your backyard is an extension of your front yard; it must be free of weeds and have fresh pine straw and/or brown mulch. If you back up to the parkway your lot must have fresh pine straw at all times.

Signs: The community allows only one type of for sale sign. No Realtor signs are allowed. Your Realtor may purchase the sign at Signs by Tomorrow; the number is 770-534-6616. No Realtor directionals are to be displayed. Your Realtor is encouraged to speak with Newland Marketing and join their open house events.

Shrubbery/Ornamental Trees: All shrubs along the front of your home should be pruned to below window or porch rail height. Long shoots should be trimmed to keep your shrubbery shaped.

Parking: Street parking creates safety hazards for motorists and playing children. It can also make if difficult for emergency vehicles to navigate the community.

Make sure fire hydrants, light poles, street signs and sidewalks are unobstructed.

Street Lights: If you notice a street light out call Jackson EMC at 770-536-2415 and give the numbers place on the front of the street light.

Structures: Your home is your castle, make sure it reflects that! If you are changing the color or shade of your exterior, you will need to submit and get written approval from the DRC (Design Review Committee). Remember that anything other that clear sealing on your deck and/or fences must go through the DRC (Design Review Committee). All aspects of your lot must be well maintained.

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Sculptures/yard art/garden flags/play equipment: DRC must approve the placement of any exterior decorative and recreational items, with the exception of holiday decorations removed within 15 days of the holiday. Play equipment must be approved by the DRC and be behind the house (some screening may be required). Basketball goals must be constructed with a single black metal pole with a Lucite or clear backboard. Basketball goals may be placed adjacent to the driveway as approved by the DRC. NO portable Basketball goals will be permitted. NO trampolines are permitted.

Fencing: It is time to stain your CEDAR Fences. You have made a huge investment in your fence and regular staining of your fence will help maintain your investment. A routine of staining your fence is best done 4 months after installation and going forward every 1 to 3 years when needed. Behr Weatherproofing Wood Stain/Sealer “Natural Clear

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Association Manager’s Corner Working together, we can ensure that Sterling on the Lake remains a premier community in Hall County, and a place that people are proud to call home.

Cedar”, is the approved stain. If you would like another color stain other than Natural Cedar Stain, it will need to be approved by the DRC. In the Village Center the 3-rail fence must be stained #205 “California Natural Cedar”. Pool: Pool season is here and going strong. Please have small children wear rubber pants under their swim suits. Every time the pool is closed due to accidental fecal contamination it costs the HOA a fee to bring the chlorine levels up to the required CDC level. No one likes to get ready to go to the pool and it is closed. Remember that the covenants require ANY exterior changes, additions or improvements of all kinds, including landscape renovations, retaining walls, fences, edging, color changes, etc. must have the prior written approval of the DRC (Design Review Committee.)

Kayaks for Rent

Monday - Saturday: 10-4 Sunday: 12-4

In order to rent a Kayak the resident must be 18 years of age or must have adult supervision. The resident must have a current amenities card that will be left at the clubhouse during their rental time. Visit the clubhouse to complete the paperwork at which time you will receive your life vest and oars!

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Empty Nester’s Corner

WOMEN’S ACTIVITIES Ladies Bunco Group - Monday

A simple Dice Game that is easy to learn!! Held each 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 pm (set up 6:30 pm) at The Lodge. $5/participant (divided and awarded to winners). Bring a beverage of your choice and snack to share. Contact: Glynis Watts at teacozy114@ bellsouth.net

Ladies Bunco Group - Wednesday

Bunco – A simple Dice Game that is easy to learn! Held each 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at The Lodge. $3/participant (divided and awarded to winners). Bring a beverage of your choice and optional snack to share. Contact: Coleen Pecha at coleen_coey@ yahoo.com

Canasta

Canasta Card Game (No previous experience is needed to play!). Our group is looking for teams of 4 or individual substitutes. Come play each 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 1:00 pm at the Clubhouse. There is no cost to participate. Contact: Rita Williams at ritadwilliams54@icloud.com

Golf - Ladies

Fun group playing 18 or 9 holes of golf, this group meets every Tuesday. Starting March 1st - 9:30 am is tee off time at the Chateau Elan Golf Course Pro Shop. Green fees are $37.45 for 18 holes (green fee and cart) and $18.75 for 9 holes. Contact: Sylvia Farris at sylviafarris99@ yahoo.com

Hiking Group – Ladies

Hiking for health, fitness and friendship (Faster pace than walking) Meeting each 3rd Wednesday morning of the month at the Clubhouse to carpool (Time announced EN email) and visiting trails in North Georgia parks followed by lunch at a local restaurant Cost: Personal Lunch. Contact: SueBarcus@gmail.com

Walking Group – Ladies

Walking at our own pace for health, fitness and friendship, this group meets each 3rd Wednesday morning of the month at the Clubhouse to carpool (Time announced EN email) and visits paved trails in North Georgia parks followed by lunch at a local restaurant Cost: Personal Lunch. Contact: Rose Marie Fagan at rmfagan6923@gmail.com and Lynn Agnes at lynnagnes2224@att.net

Dominos - Ladies

Mexican Train Dominos (No previous experience needed) – come learn the game! Hosted each 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday at 12:30 pm at the Clubhouse $3/participant (collected to be given toward local charities) Contact: Cheryl Sullivan at RNCsullivan@ yahoo.com 6

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Sewing and Quilting Group - Ladies

Bring your sewing machine to work on a project, watch how it’s done or learn from other group members. Machines are available if you don’t own one. Meeting the 1st Thursday of the month at 9:30 – 12:00 noon at the Lodge. Cost of your project (material/thread, etc). Contact: Faye Curlee at curleef0917@ gmail.com

Knitting/Crochet Group - Ladies

Bring a project, watch how it’s done or learn from the group members. Meeting every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month @ 1 pm at the Lodge. Cost: Yarn, knitting needles, etc. Ladies meet at the Lodge each to either knit or crochet together. Bring your project or, if you’ve always wanted to learn to knit/ crochet, come watch and learn in an enjoyable setting. Contact: Deborah White at dwhite2786@ charter.net

Ladies Luncheon (Monthly)

Visit local eateries for culinary adventures and lots of lively chatter! A wonderful way to meet your new neighbors on each 2nd Wednesday of the month. Destinations change each month. Carpools arranged by Cheryl Sullivan. Plan to arrive at the destination by noon. Cost: Meal and tip – Separate checks and order from the menu Contact: RSVP is required for restaurant reservations! Glynis Watts at teacozy114@bellsouth.net IleneShurek at Ishurek@ymail.com Cheryl Sullivan at rncsullivan@yahoo.com

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Empty Nester’s Corner

COMMUNITY GROUPS WELCOME YOU! Our Empty Nesters continue to stay engaged and enjoy life and diverse activities thanks to the residents who have volunteered to coordinate our groups! To join one of the new groups listed below, either contact the individual noted or attend an upcoming scheduled meeting or activity. Register as a user on our Empty Nesters Group page on www.Sterling-Life.com for updates on meeting times, new groups, activities and additional details for Empty Nester events! Ladies’ Night Out

Socializing with each other over a glass of wine or a preferred beverage and some snacks. This group meets in Spring, Summer and Fall at locations TBD (Suggestions are welcome – Activities vary depending on venue). Cost: Drinks, Food, etc (Varies with each event) Contact: Scottie O’Toole at scotoole4559@ gmail.com Sylvia Farris at sylviafarris99@ yahoo.com

MEN’S ACTIVITIES Men’s Breakfast

What: Large group of gentlemen meet at the Clubhouse for breakfast and great conversation! When –1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of the month (year round) at 9:00 a.m. Where: Main Clubhouse Cost: Bring your own cup of coffee. The men take turns providing breakfast (usually teams of two). Contact: Rick Marzano at rmmarzano@ gmail.com

Men’s Golf

Golfing for fun takes place every Tuesday at Chicopee Woods Golf Course. The cost is 18 holes for $35/$40. Contact: Ed Asbridge at edasbridge@bellsouth.net

ROMEO Lunch

Empty Nester Men meet for a chance to try different restaurants and meet new neighbors! Every Wednesday at 11:30 am to pick a restaurant; meet at Main Clubhouse to pick a restaurant for lunch that day! The cost to participate is your meal. NO RSVP needed – Just come on down and join us! July/August

Men’s Pickleball

Men’s Morning Pickleball is played each Wednesday at the SOTL Courts. There is no charge to play. Looking for more information? Contact: Joel Nevins at joeln@atlanta.com

Men’s Tennis

Men’s Morning Tennis is played every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 am. Monday – Chateau Elan, Thursdays –SOTL Courts 5/6 and Saturdays SOTL Courts 9/10. There is no cost to participate; Contact: Aubrey Duke at adukedawg1@ bellsouth.net

CO-ED GROUPS/SINGLES Dominos (Co-ed)

Mexican Train Dominos (No previous experience is needed to play!). When: 2nd Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Lodge. Cost to play: $1.50 (money is divided between highest and lowest scores). Contact: Cheryl Sullivan at rncsullivan@ yahoo.com

Euchre Club (Co-ed)

Trick-taking Card Game (No previous experience needed to play!). Join in on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Lodge. There is no cost to participate. Contact: Marion Tidwell at mariontidwell@gmail.com

NEW American Mahjong Group

Music and Song Circle (Co-ed)

Open to anyone who plays an acoustic instrument. Music styles include: folk, folk rock, country, bluegrass, old time, etc. held the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Lodge. Contact: Ed Goss at gossedward@gmail.com

Sterling Reviews Book Club (Co-ed)

2018 books were chosen from a list members compiled. It is hosted 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Lodge. The cost of book - Selections may be different genre/topics creating a rich discussion. Contact: Wanda Wells, wandawells52@gmail.com or Melanie Hutto, mhutto893@gmail.com

Theater and Music Group (Co-ed/Couples and Single Groups)

2018-19 Season at the Gainesville Alliance Theater. Information about play tickets and cost is sent through the Empty Nester email list in May for the upcoming 2018-19 season. There is a one time registration organized by Merce Bolling to purchase group tickets. Please join this large group for a great theater and dining experience! Dinner groups (12-16 people) will decide where they will dine (lunch/dinner). They meet at the restaurant and proceed to the theater. Cost of season tickets and dinner. Contact: Merce Bolling at mercedesbolling@ charter.net

If you have always wanted to learn to play, or if you have an interest to start playing again, you’re invitied to The Lodge on the 1st and 3rd Thursday monthly from 2pm – 5pm. www.Sterling-Life.com

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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

FOR The SPRINGS & The VILLAGE CENTER Turf treatment: During the months of July and August, the Greenwood Group will be doing another chemical treatment on all turf grass in these two communities as well as on all HOA common property. This application will be a granular fertilizer. For the best results please be sure to water it in thoroughly. The recommended watering time for this treatment is: 30 to 40 minutes for rotor heads and 10 to 12 minutes for spray heads. However, if you are not able to water please be assured that it will not burn your yard. We ask that you refrain from doing any additional turf treatments of your own or by a third-party company. We do not want to cause any confusion or doubling up of products that may in turn harm your yard.

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Pruning: original plantings installed by the builder on your property will be done monthly. Irrigation is a must this time of year for your landscaping. Once the temperatures start to stay in the 90’s please increase the run times for your irrigation zones. The following watering times are recommended for the hot summer months: 30 to 40 minutes for rotor heads and 10 to 12 minutes for spray heads for 3 to 4 days per week. Maintenance days for your neighborhood:

Please be sure not to water on days that our crew members are scheduled to do maintenance on your property.

Mondays: Those homes on Hopscotch and Bent Twig Tuesdays: Those homes on Boathouse Wednesdays: Those homes on Flagstone and Blue Heron Thursdays and Fridays: All homes in The Village Center. Please remember if you have any questions, comments, or concerns to contact us directly at Sterlinginfo@greenwoodgroup.net

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SPOUT SPRINGS ROAD - INFORMATION SPOUT SPRINGS ROAD - INFORMATION Spout Springs Road Widening Project Spout Springs Road Widening Project Possible Proposed Road Improvements

Hall County, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), is looking at ways to

Possible Proposed Road Improvements improve mobility along Spout Springs Road, roughly from Hog Mountain Road to New Friendship Road. The Hall County, partnershipproposed with the Georgia Department of Transportation project team in is examining improvements such as the following: (GDOT), is looking at ways to improve mobility along Spout Springs Road, roughly from Hog Mountain Road to New Friendship Road. The project team is examining proposed improvements such as the following: o Improved lanes

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GHMPO–2040 Regional Transportation Plan 2017 Update http://www.ghmpo.org/DocumentCenter/View/339 Additional infomation: GHMPO – Update 2018/2020(reference page 5) https://www.ghmpo.org/DocumentCenter/View/855 GHMPO–2040 Regional Transportation Plan 2017 Update http://www.ghmpo.org/DocumentCenter/View/339 Hall County - http://www.hallcounty.org/378/Spout-Springs-Road-Widening-Project GHMPO – Update 2018/2020(reference page 5) https://www.ghmpo.org/DocumentCenter/View/855 Project Plan – Phase 1 http://www.hallcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/2459 Hall County http://www.hallcounty.org/378/Spout-Springs-Road-Widening-Project Project Plan – Phase 2 http://www.hallcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/2460 Project Plan – Phase 1 http://www.hallcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/2459 Project Plan – Phase 2 http://www.hallcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/2460

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HAPPENING AT THE LIBRARY July 2018 Adults

See Beautiful Tuesday, July 3rd, 4:30-5:30 pm Check out Spout Springs Library’s kindness club! This program is intended for students in grades 4th – 7th.

Writer’s Workshop Tuesday, July 3, 10 am-12 noon Adults with a desire to write a book, have written and/or published a book, love to read and critique others’ writing.

Mobile Career Coach Wednesday, July 11,10 am-2 pm Search for jobs and create a resume with the help of the Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development team.

Book Club Wednesday, July 11, 10:30-11:30 am The Book Club meets the first Wednesday of each month. This month’s discussion is on the book The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.

Knitting Group Thursday, July 12, 1:00-2:00 pm This is an informal group of knitters who meet once a month to work on projects, socialize, and share advice and patterns.

Needle in the Book stacks Thursday, July 19, 6:00-7:00 pm Join us for our newest club to work on needlework.

Drop- In Craft: Magic Scratch Music Note Friday, July 6th all day Drop in to decorate a magic scratch music note! While supplies last.

Family Fun Night: Geology Rocks! Monday, July 9th 6:30-7:30 pm We will learn about rocks and minerals, read a story, make a craft, and play games!

Busy Babies: Art Tuesday, July 10th, 31st 10:30-11:00 am Ages 0-18 months. Dress for a mess!

Minecraft *RSVP*Thursday, July 12th and July 25th 5:00-6:00 pm To register for this event, call 770-532-3311 x192, email khaessler@hallcountylibrary.org, or visit the youth services desk.

Preschool Play, Friday, July 6th, 13th , 20th, 27th 10:30-11:00 am Recommended for children ages 3-5 years.

July 2018 Teens, Tweens, & Kids Teen Anime Club Thursday, July 26, 6:00-7:00 pm Calling all fans of anime and manga

Tweens Rock N’ Recycle: CD Weaving Thursday July 5th, 11:00-12:00 pm All materials will be provided. For rising 4th-8th graders.

Tweens: Nail Art Friday, July 13th 3:00-4:00 pm Learn techniques to create simple and fun nail designs! For rising 4th – 8th graders.

Yoga Storytime, Monday, July 16th 4:00-4:30 pm Join us for a special movement storytime. Busy Babies: Parachute Tuesday, July 3rd, 17th and 24th , 10:30-11:00 am Join us to sing, wiggle, and shake with the parachute. Ages 0-18 months.

Pokémon Club Tuesday, July 17th 4:30-5:30 pm Are you passionate about Pokémon? If so grab your cards and join us at Spout Springs Library! Recommended for children in Kindergarten and older.

Toddler Play Wednesday, July 11th,18th and 25th 10:30-11:00 Recommended for children ages 18 months – 3 years.

Robotics Club Monday, July 2nd, 4:00-5:00 pm Students are invited to join us as we program our Spheros to maneuver through courses and complete objectives! Recommended for ages 9 and up.

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kidFIT Family Triathlon: August 18th, 2018 Register for this family-friendly fitness challenge and create a milestone and memories for your family! The mission of our annual kidFIT Triathlon is to change lives and inspire families to enjoy activity together! We believe “a body in motion, stays in motion” and that children are a product of their environment. This family event caters to those who have never “tri’d” before, as well as to more experienced child triathletes. Seasoned participants enjoy the challenge of the course, while parents of those aged 5 and under will also be permitted to enter the water with their children. This event is open to the public - family teams are encouraged to join! Follow our event on Facebook and Register on www.SterlingLife.com today

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1. The first modern Olympic Games were held in the summer in 1896 in Athens, Greece. 2. The first day of summer is between June 20th and June 22nd every year. The first day of summer is called the summer solstice, and the day varies due to the Earth’s rotation not exactly reflecting our calendar year. 3. The last day of summer is September 20th. 4. Watermelon is one of summer’s best summer treats. Did you know that watermelons are not a fruit, but a vegetable instead? They belong to the cucumber family of vegetables. 5. The Eiffel tower actually grows in the heat of the summer. Due to the iron expanding, the tower grows about 6 inches every summer. 6. If you love ice cream, the summer season should be your favorite. July is national ice cream month. 7. Another interesting fact about summer is that television shows used to only be reruns during the summer months. The idea being that everyone was outside enjoying the weather. 8. A June fun fact is that the month of June is named after the Roman goddess Juno. 9. The first women’s bathing suit was created in the 1800’s. It came with a pair of bloomers. 10. The “dog days of summer” refer to the dates from July 3rd to August 11th. They are named so after the Sirius the Dog Star. This star is located in the constellation of Canis Major. https://blog.vitalchek.com/vital-records/20-fun-facts-about-summer/

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My name is Andres Martin, I’m 16 years old, and have been playing tennis most of my life. I began the sport here in our local Sterling on the Lake tennis courts when I was 5 years old; little did I know it would become my obsession. Coming from a very competitive and supportive family my parents allowed me to pursue many sports when I was younger. Eventually, finding tennis, I was becoming a good player but never really had a fond interest. My parents however, pushed me to go out and practice everyday which led to the enjoyment of the sport. Having outgrown most of the kids locally, I needed a coach who would help me rise to the next level. Based off of a referral, I stumbled across an Indian man who was wicked good at the game. Murry Lokasundaram has shed his wisdom to me from playing on the pro tour and being one of the best juniors in the country. He has taught me many things including work ethic, discipline, and problem solving. Throughout it all we have become great friends and are still constantly working to improve when I am home. I train out of Hilton Head Island, at Smith Stearns Tennis Academy. I board there amongst other tennis players who share the same desires as me. I usually practice about 5 to 6 hours a

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day, which includes drills and fitness. This serves as great preparation for the tournaments ahead. Due to extensive travel, nationally and internationally, I do online school to have a more flexible schedule. In the past two years I have been all across the country for training and tournaments. For example, I was able to travel to Colombia, Spain, and Canada to play international junior events. Out of these tournaments, one of my best results was in December of last year winning the Winter National Championships in boy’s 18 and under doubles, while making the quarterfinals of singles. Since then, I’ve had great results in tournaments like in Indian Wells, California when making the quarterfinals in singles and semifinals in doubles of Easter Bowl. Currently, I am 1 in the State of Georgia, 11 in the country, and 300 in the world for boy’s 18 and under. My goal for next year is to be able to qualify for the Junior Grand Slams such as Australian, French, Wimbledon, and U.S Open. In order to do this I would have to travel to more international events. This will serve as a great experience for me as I would be competing against the best juniors in the world. Last year, I had a great experience training in Marbella, Spain with Alejandro Davidovich, the former junior Wimbledon champion. He is a very skilled player and I hope to reach the same heights as him one day. After highschool, I will be attending Georgia Tech to play division 1 tennis which will evolve my game to the next level. Hopefully, after four years of college I’ll be able to become a professional tennis player. I would love to see how far I can make it on the pro tour. A quick tip for any tennis players out there, remember to never get discouraged and keep practicing, hard work always beats talent.

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POOL REMINDERS Swim Diapers & Rubber Pants: ​All children who are not potty-trained MUST wear swim diapers (such as “Little Swimmers”) AND rubber pants in addition to a swimsuit. Cloth diapers and disposable diapers ARE NOT permitted. Do not dispose of diapers in the pool area. (Changing tables are available in both men’s and women’s locker rooms). If a child is not potty-trained and is not wearing swim diapers, the resident will be assessed a $200.00 fine if a fecal accident occurs. If an accident occurs with swim diapers the resident will be assessed a $100.00 fine for the cost of chemicals to shock the pool. Minors and Amenity Cards​: Residents 13 years old or older may enter the pool area without an adult if they possess their own valid amenity card. Residents 13 -15 years of age are not permitted to bring a guest or sibling to the pool. Minor +1 Amenity Cards: ​Residents 16 or 17 years of age with a current amenity card may bring 1 (one) minor guest to the pool. Residents will be randomly asked to present their amenity card by either pool or management staff. Adult Amenity Cards: ​No more than six (6) accompanied guests per family are permitted at the pool.

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Whether there are neighbors throwing firecrackers on your street… or your entire community is enjoying “the exuberant splendor” of a big fireworks display, your pet can become frantic and run away, trying to find a safe haven. More pets go missing around the 4th of July than any other time of year and noisy fireworks are to blame. According to national statistics, animal control officials across the country see a 30-60% increase in lost pets each year between July 4th and 6th. In fact, July 5th is one of the busiest days of the year for shelters. Here are 4 simple tips on how to keep pets safe… plus a bonus tip on how pet owners can have a better chance of finding a lost pet. 1) Stay inside: Try to keep your pet indoors at all times during holiday celebrations. Ideally, someone stays home with your pet. Please keep your dog leashed when going out for walks. 2) Make them feel safe: Comfort your pets with petting, hugging, talking to them in a soothing voice, providing a treat and staying

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nearby if possible. Make sure they can access their crate or “safe place.” Also ask your veterinarian or local pet retailer about natural calming products, anxiety wraps and other products that may help. 3) Avoid the noise. Try to drown out the fireworks sounds as much as possible by closing windows, playing music or turning on the TV. 4) Act normal! Your pet takes cues from you and your family’s actions. It will help if you go about your normal routine as much as possible, talking and playing with your pet as usual. 5) Protect your pet before the fireworks begin. There are a number of lost-pet devices and services available today. It’s wise to be proactive in case your pet gets lost. Among the various pet-finder services available, the Pet Amber Alert ID Tag/Pet GPS combines Amber Alert technology with a QR Code and pet GPS to help MORE lost dogs, cats and even birds return home safely. By following these tips, hopefully fewer families will face the heartbreak of losing a pet during the July 4th holiday.

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1. John Hancock was the only member of the Continental Congress to formally sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. 2. The Fourth of July was not declared a federal holiday until 1938. 3. The first White House Fourth of July party was held in 1804. 4. Around 150 million hot dogs are consumed on the Fourth of July (Curious to know if this statistic includes the hot dogs consumed during the annual Nathan’s Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest?) 5. Back in 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, 2.5 million new people lived in the U.S. Now 240 years later, 311 million people live. 6. The now American-celebrated song, Yankee Doodle, was originally written by officers of the British army to make fun of backwoods Americans. 7. Three United States presidents died on the Fourth of July: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe. 8. July 4th is also celebrated in the Philippines, because in 1946, the country was recognized as an independent nation. 9. In one year, $600 million is spent on fireworks alone in the U.S. 10. Most of the signers of the Declaration did not formally sign until August 2, 1776. 11. Though it is no treasure map as predicted by Nicholas Cage in “Treasure Hunt 2”, the message “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776” is written upside down on the back of the Declaration of Independence. 12. More than 14,000 firework displays are put on across the country on the Fourth of July! 13. Bristol, Rhode Island is home to the world’s oldest Independence Day celebration. It dates back to 1785! 14. In 1781, the great state of Massachusetts became the first state to declare Independence Day a holiday. 40

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