Thanks to Donna Stephens for her amazing capture of a double rainbow taken from her back porch.
The Springs Newsletter
July 28, 2022
New This Edition
Speed Limit In The Springs
Lately, many more people have been forgetting (or ignoring) that the limit is 25 MPH. Speeds above that level on our winding roads can be dangerous -- not only for our walkers -- but also for other vehicles. A number of vehicles have been observed going over 60 MPH.

Obviously, we have a considerable amount of traffic visiting us daily from outside the community. Daily traffic, contractors, and delivery vehicles are often observed going faster than our speed limit. For this reason, our Architectural Review Committee released the letter below to all the general contractors currently active.

Dear General Contractors Currently Working on Homes in The Springs at High Rock,
 
I am sending each of you general contractors currently working in The Springs a reminder that the speed limit within The Springs at High Rock is 25 MPH. Obviously, this reminder is being sent as several construction vehicles have been observed recently substantially exceeding this speed limit.  
 
Today there was an accident resulting from this situation, so the ARC is requesting each of you to remind your subcontractors to please observe the speed limit of 25 MPH when driving throughout the neighborhood to/from your worksites.
 
Thank you,

Beyond bringing this to the attention of the contractors, we would ask you to remind visitors, vendors, delivery drivers, or anyone else visiting your home to observe our speed limit. Let’s all work together to make our roads safer.

Security Committee: Jerry Bushey, Chairman
Additions To Our Clubhouse Library
The Springs Book Club is filling our clubhouse library’s shelves with both non-fiction and fiction this month. Check out the following non-fiction additions:

  • Flags of Our Fathers, by James Bradley, tells the powerful story of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima.

  • The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People, by Rick Bragg, is a warmhearted, funny story of how Bragg’s life was transformed by a misbehaving, half-blind, stray dog.

  • Atlas of the Heart, by Brene Brown, maps eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human.

  • Riverman: An American Odyssey, by Ben McGrath, is a near-mythical story of one man’s journey to find peace through communion with nature and perpetual motion.

In addition, you’ll find two novels.

  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a tragically simple love story set in America’s decadent 1920s.

  • The Plot, by Jean Haniff Korelitz, is a novel Stephen King called “insanely readable” with a “suspense quotient through the roof.”

During these “dog days” of summer, pour yourself a large cool drink and stretch out on the couch with one, or two, or three of these great reads. Feel free to sign these books out when you’re at the clubhouse or email lizatthesprings@gmail.com, and I’ll meet you at the clubhouse. Happy reading!

Recreational and Facilities Committee: Liz Roland
Dog Days of Summer: This period of sweltering weather coincides with the year’s heliacal rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. The heliacal rising of a star is the first day when this star becomes visible again in the east in the light of dawn just before sunrise. Not including our own Sun, Sirius is the brightest star in the sky. Some believe the combined heat from the two stars makes these days the hottest of the year.

The film "Dog Day Afternoon" came out in 1975 and starred what famous actor?

 Jack Nicholson
  Al Pacino
James Caan
Robert Redford
See the answer below.
Pool Use
As the summer goes on, our swimming pool continues to be very active. Some property owners are regular visitors while other owners may come in for a visit from outside the area.
Anyone using the pool or other amenities of the community should have a decal on their vehicle identifying them as a property owner. If you don’t have a decal, please refer to the website instructions for acquiring them.

Our website is also a great resource for reviewing all the guidelines and policies applicable to property owners. In the Downloads section of the website, there are many reference items ranging from a condensed version of our covenants to the neighborhood appearance guidelines highlighted in a recent newsletter. When you can, please take some time to periodically review the contents of our website. It will keep you up-to-date with many aspects of life in our community.

HOA Board of Directors: Jerry Bushey
New To Our Member Resources Hub
Only registered community members at The Springs have access to the member resources below.

New blog posts as of 5:00 PM yesterday:
  • Boat for sale
  • Remote Notarization Here to Stay in NC
Communications Committee: Judy Heffner
Trivia Answer: Al Pacino
Dog Day Afternoon is 47 years old and still holds up as a classic movie with Al Pacino at his best. Three amateur bank robbers plan to hold up a bank. A nice simple robbery: walk in, take the money, and run. Unfortunately, the supposedly uncomplicated heist suddenly becomes a bizarre nightmare as everything that could go wrong does.

Communications Committee: Judy Heffner
List Of Ongoing Topics
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Off the Cuff: Our blog page
 
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Next edition of the newsletter: Thursday, August 11, 2022
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