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THANK YOU LOYAL LISTENERS FOR TUNING IN

There are 11 homes for sale in Seven Lakes

North, South and West.

There are 30 homes under contract and

104 homes have sold in the past 6 months.

There are 51 lots on the market, with 17

under Contract and 47 have sold in the

past 6 months.

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There will be a charity golf

tournament hosted by St. Mary

Magdalene Episcopal Church in

late March.

I, like everyone else I talk to in

Seven Lakes are really looking

forward to this summer.

Well hopefully the news that

almost everyone will have access

to a vaccine by the end of May will

lead us back to some sense of

normalcy.

We can then enjoy this summer and

all of the outdoor events in Seven

Lakes with our family and outside

parties with our friends again..

The kids will certainly miss the

Easter Bunny and the egg hunt

sponsored by the SLLA that has

been a spring tradition.

An alternative is visiting the

Pinehurst Resort to enjoy a wide

array of Easter family activities.

Sandhills Winery is ramping up

their concert series On The Green

and are already booking bands for

the upcoming season. They will

also feature live music on the patio

late this Spring season.

If you‘re looking for fresh eggs

Burney‘s will have chickens for sale

this month.

Even though things feel like they

are becoming more relaxed around

Seven Lakes with regard to the

pandemic, please remember to

support all of our local businesses

which are the bedrock of our

community.

Looking forward to next month.

Victoria Levinger

Publisher


Seven Lakes News March Edition Page 3

EASTER BUNNY ST PADDY’S DAY VACCINE IS HERE NORMAL SUMMER?

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St Paddy’s Day

6

Millionaire Tricks

7

2020 Taxes Differences

8

Stock Market Last?

9

Best Emergency Kits

10

UFO Sightings

11

Best Vaccines

12

Billions Swindled

14

How Long Will Immunity

Last

15 FDR Address

16

Aunt Jamima

17

Boats/RV Sales Exploding

18

Normal Summer Coming

19

Is That Wine Any Good?

20

Smart Dogs?

22

Coaching In NFL

Section B

Community Scene

Lake Auman Sports Club

Bees Knees

7 Lakes Dentistry Awards

SL Kiwanis News

Fish Habitat Project

SL Garden Club News

Section C

Lifestyle-Enterainment

Separating Your Workday

Birds In Backyards

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Honeybees To Flask

Safe To Travel Again?

Section D

The Real Deal

Home DIY Tips


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You Made A Difference In 2020

To: Seven Lakes News Organization

Dear Victoria:

We’re kicking off the new year

with recognition of you and your

inspiring generosity.

Since the beginning of the

pandemic, your support has

helped us shift our operations

to distribute millions of pounds

safely…nearly doubling our usual

level of operations.

Most importantly, you’ve had an

amazing impact in the lives of so

many of your neighbors.

“These food boxes have been a

blessing,” a single parent told us.

“I have a professional job, but

sometimes it’s challenging to make

ends meet — especially during

COVID-19.

These boxes allowed me to stretch

my money for other necessities.”

That story is just one example of

the difference you continue to

make in our community.

In 2021, people will still need our

help more than ever before, but

there are also more people in our

corner, ready to step up — people

like you.

Even though the road ahead will

be full of more challenges for

our neighbors, we can show our

community that we are more

resilient together.

Thank you for being a truly inspiring

partner.

With gratitude,

Peter Werbicki

President/CEO


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My husband and I used Beverly to sell our home. She was very

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YOUR SMILE IS OUR EXCELLENCE!

Millionaire Tricks

Tom Corley interviewed 233

millionaires whereby each of them

had net liquid assets of $3.2 million

or more and gross annual income

of $160,000 or more.Here’s what

he discovered about how they

spend their money. “Being frugal

means that you are making highquality

choices with your money.”

15% or less

Cars: 5% or less

Clothing: 5% or less

Vacations: 5% or less.

Entertainment: 10% or less

This category includes bars,

restaurants (dining out when it is

safe to do so), and takeout, movies,

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In his research he identified 4

categories of millionaire, based on

how they made their money: the

big company climber, the virtuoso,

the dreamer-entrepreneur, and the

saver-investor.

He found that the saver-investor

millionaire category has the fewest

barriers to entry because you don’t

need to earn an advanced degree,

log long hours at work to climb the

corporate ladder, or take any big

investing risks.

You do, however, have to be careful

and strategic about your spending.

Here is how the saver-investor

millionaires in my study spend their

net pay money .

Housing: 25% or less

Insurance 3%

Food, home basics, and sundry:

music, books, and gifts.

When it comes to updating a

wardrobe, many Goodwill and thrift

stores carry high quality clothing.

Six of the millionaires in my study

were fans of shopping at Goodwill.

Use coupons. Almost a third, or

30%, of the millionaires in the

study used coupons to buy food.

Don’t gamble.

Staying on top of your spending is

not always a simple task. But once

it becomes a daily habit, however, it

gets much easier. You will fall into a

routine that will enable you to save

and put you on the path to financial

independence.

By: Millie Janeson SL News

Source: Tom Corley

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Seven Lakes News March Edition Page 7

Not preparing for the tax changes

resulting from the CARES Act —

or from the economic impact of

COVID-19 — could be one of your

biggest money mistakes of the

year, so it‘s more important than

ever to get a handle on tax rules

well ahead of tax filing season.

This means going beyond just

looking for the best tax software.

You‘ll also have to plan in advance

for the tax implications of COVID-19

so you aren‘t caught unprepared

when the time comes to file and

pay your tax bill.

Stimulus Checks

The good news is, these stimulus

checks were actually an advance

on tax credits. And the tax credit

can still be claimed when filing

2020 tax returns. If you didn‘t get

the full amount of your stimulus

payment for any reason, you should

claim the money you are owed by

filing a 2020 tax return right away

once the IRS begins accepting

returns.

Penalties for early withdrawals

2020 Taxes Will Look

Different Due to COVID-19

Usually, when you withdraw money

from a 401(k), individual retirement

account (IRA), or similar retirement

account, you have to pay a 10%

early withdrawal penalty unless

you are at least 59 1/2 or fall under

some specific exemption. But in

2020, the CARES Act waived those

penalties for early withdrawals.

Unemployment

Unemployment benefits are

subject to income tax on the federal

level and by our state. You have to

report the income when you file

your taxes.Self Employment FICA

taxes are not due.

Required Minimum Distributions

Once you reach age 72, you are

normally mandated by tax laws

to take withdrawals from certain

retirement accounts every year,

including your traditional 401(k)

and IRA. These are called Required

Minimum Distributions. If you don‘t

take out the minimum amount

required, you‘re taxed at 50% of the

amount you should‘ve withdrawn

from your accounts. These RMD

rules were suspended for 2020.

Sick and Family Leave

The Families First Coronavirus

Response Act (FFCRA) entitled

certain employees to paid leave.

Specifically, workers were entitled

to receive payment of 100% of

their wages (up to $511 per day) for

up to two weeks of paid sick leave

if they took time off because they

were subject to quarantine, were

experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,

or were caring for someone who

was sick with COVID-19 symptoms.

Charitible Deductions

Normally, you‘re required to

itemize on your taxes if you want

to deduct any contributions you

made to a charitable organization.

In 2020, however, the CARES Act

entitles you to claim up to a $300

deduction for contributing to a

qualifying nonprofit even if you

claim the standard deduction and

do not itemize.

Change In State Taxes

As many offices shifted to remote

work due to COVID-19, some taxpayers

have found themselves

working in a different state than

they ordinarily work in. IIt may occur

because you decided to skip

town and find a quiet place to

hunker down and work away from

your normal home base for a few

months.

By: Millie Jameson

Source: FinanceBuzz


Page 8 March Edition Seven Lakes News

‘Very, very concerning’ echoes of

the 90s dot-com bubble are being

heard loud and clear by nervous

market experts.

A12-year-old bull market; SPAC

mania; IPOs that more than

double on the first trading day;

an army of amateur traders and

GameStop mania. It certainly feels

like irrational exuberance–and

it triggers alarms for those who

remember the dot-com bubble of

the late 1990s. “The parallels we

have today are historically very,

very concerning,” notes Jim Stack,

president of Whitefish, Montana’s

InvesTech Research and Stack

Financial Management.

Despite a steep 30% market

correction last year, the longest

bull market on record has helped

the S&P 500 surge nearly 300%

over the past ten years–roughly

in line with the growth in the ten

years preceding the dot-com

crash in 2000, after which stocks

plunged 40% over two years.

Forbes analyzed 11 key market

metrics that flashed warning

signs just before the stock market

crashed in March 2000. Bearish

signals outweigh bullish ones, but

contrarian investors should take

comfort in the old adage that stock

markets tend to climb a “Wall of

Worry.”

S&P 500 Shiller CAPE Ratio

In Yale economist and Nobel

laureate Robert Shiller’s book

Irrational Exuberance, he

introduced a price/earnings ratio

for the S&P 500 that averages

inflation-adjusted earnings over

the prior ten years in an effort to

eliminate cyclical swings. Though

not as steep as the peak P/E ratio

leading up to the dot-com bubble

crash in March 2000, today’s

Shiller P/E multiples are the highest

they have been in two decades.

“Valuations on Wall Street are in

the stratosphere,” says Stack.

AAO nvestors’ Sentiment

In the months leading to the

dot-com bubble crash in 2000,

Is The Stock Market About To Crash?

bullish sentiment peaked at

about 75%, compared to 46%

last week, according to the AAII’s

weekly survey, which simply asks

its members whether they are

bullish, bearish or neutral on the

stock market’s outlook for the next

six months. Savvy investors view

this retail investor barometer as a

contrarian indicator so high bullish

ratings are bearish.

Volatility: The VIX

Bullish sentiment is likely taking

a hit as a result of the market’s

massive volatility, at least according

to the CBOE VIX Index, a measure

of expected volatility known as the

“fear gauge.” The index averaged

nearly 30 last year, compared to

about 25 at the height of the dotcom

bubble.

S&P Market-Cap Concentration

Thanks to surging tech stocks,

S&P market-cap concentration is

at an all-time high, making indextracking

funds, which represent

trillions of dollars in market value,

extremely vulnerable to swings in

just a few companies. Today, the

top five—Apple, Microsoft, Amazon,

Tesla and Facebook—make up

21% of the index’s total market

capitalization, even more than the

18% of market value commanded

by the five biggest in 2000, when

Microsoft, Cisco, General Electric,

Intel and Exxon Mobil were on top.

Personal Savings Rate

Given the lack of spending

opportunities brought on by

pandemic lockdowns, the

savings rate among Americans

has surged to 13.7% of annual

disposable income, compared to

just 4.5% in March 2000. Once

Covid subsides and life returns

to normal, consumer spending

could snap back with a vengeance,

which bodes well for the economy

and possibly the stock market,

though it is already benefiting from

increased consumer wealth.

IPOs

A bullish stampede of initial public

offerings—many with names ending

in “.com”—was a hallmark of the

late 1990s technology bubble’s

speculative frenzy, with an average

500 public-market debuts each

year from 1995 to 1999. In 2020,

there were 538 IPOs, including

248 SPACs, themselves a frothy

indicator. Average first-day returns

in 2020, including the likes of

DoorDash and Airbnb, were 35%,

compared to a 75% average firstday

boost in 1999.

Buffett Indicator

Warren Buffett’s favorite valuation

metric, a simple ratio of the total

U.S. stock market capitalization

to annual gross domestic product,

effectively gives market watchers a

reference point for current prices,

not unlike the S&P 500 P/E ratio.

The current stock market value of

$42 trillion, compares to annual

GDP of $21 trillion. One year

after the dot-com bubble popped,

Buffett said the unprecedented

highs should have served as a

strong warning signal. „If the ratio

approaches 200%—as it did in

1999 and a part of 2000—you are

playing with fire,“ said Buffett.

Put/Call Ratio

Among stock market indicators the

put/call ratio measures the weekly

volume of put options, which

are purchased when investors

think stocks will fall, divided by

the call option volume, contracts

purchased by bullish investors.

Unfortunately, options buyers are

notoriously bad investors, and

according to the CBOE, some 90%

of options buyers lose money.

Hence, the put/call ratio is seen as

a contrarian indicator. Currently the

put/call ratio is 0.4, nearly identical

to the 0.39 it registered in March

2000, at the peak of internet stock

buying mania.

Margin Debt to Cash

Thanks in part to low rates, margin

debt balances have exploded on

Wall Street, recently hitting an alltime

high of $778 billion—nearly

37 times the $21 billion investors

held in March 2000. However, the

more important metric to focus on

is margin debt to cash in customer

accounts. It’s currently at 72%

more debt than cash, versus 79%

at the peak of the dot-com bubble.

“Speculation is contagious,” says

Stack, noting that margin debt

helped drive GameStop’s price

surge.

Federal Reserve Assets

Thanks to Jerome Powell’s

damn-the-torpedoes approach

to stimulating the economy

during the pandemic, the Federal

Reserve’s balance sheet assets

have skyrocketed by more than

$3 trillion to an all-time high that’s

nearly 13 times assets held during

the dot-com bubble. Today, Fed

assets amount to 35% of GDP

compared to less than 4.5% of

GDP 20 years ago. The Fed has

been purchasing Treasurys and

mortgage-backed securities to

the tune of $120 billion per month

in an effort to boost households

and businesses, which of course

lubricates the stock market. So far

inflation has remained in check.

Federal Funds Rate

Economics 101 dictates that

interest rates are inversely

correlated to stocks. And there is no

question that the Fed’s steadfast

commitment to keeping interest

rates low has helped to push

the stock market higher—nearly

uninterruptedly—for more than a

decade. With the ten-year Treasury

note at 1% and the Federal Funds

at 0.1%, lowering rates from here

may be difficult. Says Stack, “The

difficulty today is that we have the

most interest-rate-sensitive stock

market in Wall Street history.”

By: Brittany Samuels SL News

Source: Forbes


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The Best Emergency Kits for A Possible Disaster

It’s 2021, which means you’d have

to be extremely foolhardy not to

own a well-stocked emergency kit.

Whether you’re camping, going on

a cross-country road trip or live in

an area prone to natural disasters,

an emergency survival kit could

save your life — or help you save a

life.

So, whether you foresee needing

to survive a hurricane, civil

unrest, a pandemic, forest

fires, earthquakes or floods, it’s

time to build or buy an emergency

kit for your home and/or car. Just

make sure your kit has everything

inside that you’ll need in a disaster

situation.

What Should I Include in My

Emergency Kit?

According to the Red

Cross and Ready.gov, the best

emergency kits include:

Water (One gallon/ person per day)

Food (Three-day supply for an

evacuation or two-week supply for

home use)

A flashlight

Battery-powered or crank radio

First aid kit

Medication (Seven-day supply

of both prescription and nonprescription

medication)

Batteries

Multi-purpose tool

Hygiene items (toilet paper,

feminine products, moist

towelettes, garbage bags and

plastic ties)

Emergency blankets

Maps of your local area

Cell phone chargers (solar

chargers are most useful)

Copies of personal documents in a

waterproof canister

Emergency and family contact info

Cash (for gas, supplies or, in the

case of a major breakdown in

civilization, bribes)

Extra set of car keys and house

keys

In addition, you might also want to

consider including the following in

a disaster kit:

Toys for children and/or baby

supplies

Pet supplies

Two-way radios

Emergency whistle

Hand sanitizer

Matches (In a waterproof container)

Towels

Duct tape

Scissors

Plastic sheeting

Sleeping bags

Fire extinguisher

If it’s starting to feel like you’d need

an entire bomb shelter to keep all

of these emergency supplies, then

we know how you feel. Rather than

collecting each of these items one

by one by one, you can save time

and money by buying one of the

best emergency kits instead.

Here are the best disaster kits to

help keep your entire family safe

and secure.

With items handpicked by

emergency preparedness experts,

the JUDY Emergency Preparedness

Kit is one of the most lauded

options on the market.

While your car breaking down may

not be as dangerous as a natural

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get back on the road ASAP.

By: Millie Jameson SL News

Source: Spy Magazine


Page 10 March Edition Seven Lakes News

The Pentagon has admitted

to possessing and testing out

wreckage from UFO crashes, with

the researcher who found the

startling news hypothesizing that

the debris may be from the famous

Roswell, New Mexico, crash in

1947.

Researcher Anthony Bragalia

secured more than 150 pages

from the US Defense Intelligence

Agency after the agency responded

to a three-year FOIA request

Bragalia shared that the Nitinol had

similar properties to the memory

metal found near the Roswell, New

Mexico, UFO crash site of 1947

Bragalia‘s FOIA request was

‚unambiguous in its meaning,

according to the researcher who

prided himself in finding the

loophole for information that is

normally confidential and secret.

The original 2017 FOIA request

made to the DIA asks for the

physical descriptions, properties

and composition of UFO/UAP

material held by the government

and its contractor, he said,.

The documents show that the

testing was being carried out by

Bigelow Aerospace, a Las Vegas,

Nevada-based company that

Pentagon ADMITS That It Has Been Testing

Wreckage From UFO Crashes

does private contract work for the

Department of Defense.

Bragalia highlights that more

than 40 witnesses to the Roswell

crash mentioned that a metallike

material from the site could

remember itself when folded or

physically altered

The debris from the crash was flown

to Wright Field in Greene County,

Ohio, with Battelle Memorial

Institute soon securing a contract

to start phase diagrams for making

memory metal - using Nickel and

ultra-high purity Titanium.

During a discussion in the 1960s

with researcher Kevin Randle that

was captured on tape, General

Arthur Exon said that some of the

wreckage being tested from the

site was comprised of specially

processed Titanium. Exon had

flown over the site in 1947.

Two months after the Roswell crash

in September, General George

Shulgen of Air Intelligence said

that the materials of construction

of the flying saucers were possibly

made of composite or sandwich

construction utilizing various

combinations of metals and

plastics.

The DIA-sponsored reports

Ireceived mention a highlyengineered

material called

metamaterial as comprised of

composite media. Bragalia wrote.

Metamaterial can be layered with

metal and plastics.

He added: Based on the

documentation received, it appears

that the retrieved debris exhibits

other extraordinary capabilities.

In addition to remembering

their original form when bent or

crushed, some of these futuristic

materials have the potential to

make things invisible, compress

electromagnetic energy, and even

slow down the speed of light.

Bragalia shared that the

whereabouts of the debris from

the UFO wreckage is currently

unknown, adding that Bigelow

Aerospace laid off nearly all of their

85 employees in March 2020.

Idaho was the top U.S. state for

UFO sightings per capita during the

first three months of 2020, which

was an especially busy period for

reports of extraterrestrial activity,

according to a new report by

Satellite Internet.

Idaho residents have reported 164

UFO sightings — or 9.18 sightings

per 100,000 people — according to

the study. Other top states included

Montana, New Hampshire, Main

and New Mexico, which is home to

Roswell, renowned for an alleged

UFO crash in 1947.

For those who fear space alien

abduction, UFOs apparently avoid

the Texas sky. The Lone Star State

reported the fewest per-capita UFO

sightings, at 1.29 sightings per

100,000 people.

For newbie UFO hunters, the report

advises downloading an app such

as Sky Map or NASA to learn

the stars and planets and avoid

confusing them with UFOs.

By: Diane Keating SL News

Source: UFO Exporations


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Page 12 March Edition Seven Lakes News

We live in the midst of a global

pandemic and with the risk of

contracting the novel coronavirus.

While researchers have yet to

find a fully effective treatment

for COVID-19 doctors can easily

prescribe, they have successfully

developed several vaccines.

The U.S. Food and Drug

Administration issued in

December 2020 an emergency

use authorization for two vaccines

for the prevention of COVID-19.

Immunizations against these

diseases have prevented at least

10 million deaths between 2010

and 2015, according to the WHO.

Smallpox

Vaccine introduced: 1796

Smallpox, which caused a high fever

and a rash over the skin, killed

nearly one in every three people

who contracted it. Death toll estimates

vary, but the most cited

figure is 300 million in the 20th

century alone.

Pertussis (Whooping cough)

The Most Important

Vaccines in History

Vaccine introduced: 1914

Pertussis is also known as the

“100-day cough” because the infection

can last for 10 weeks or

longer. The disease, whose symptoms

include coughing fits, is most

dangerous for babies.

Tetanus (Lockjaw)

Vaccine introduced: 1924

Tetanus is a bacterial infection

that has no cure. Complications

can include broken bones, pulmonary

embolism, and difficulty

breathing that can be fatal in 10%

to 20% of cases.

Diphtheria

Vaccine introduced: 1921

Diphtheria, which spreads by airborne

droplets or saliva, is a bac

terial infection. The disease was a

major cause of death among children

before the vaccine.

Measles

Vaccine introduced: 1963

Measles, a severe infection that

causes high fever and red, blotchy

skin rash and attacks the respiratory

tract, is one of the most contagious

viral diseases in existence.

About 4 million cases were reported

every year until a vaccine.

Spanish flu

Vaccine introduced: 1942

The pandemic in 1918, a time

long before a vaccine was available,

was the deadliest in recent

history. More than a third of the

world’s population at the time —

about 500 million people — were

infected, and at least 50 million

died.

Polio

Vaccine introduced: 1953

Polio, a highly infectious disease

that damages the immune system

and can cause paralysis, can

be fatal because it can cause the

breathing muscles to become immobilized.

The infection’s death

rate is one in 20 in children.

Cholera

Vaccine introduced: 1885

Cholera, a severe intestinal illness

that causes severe diarrhea,

which can lead to dehydration and

even death, is closely linked to

poverty.

Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine introduced: 1942

The CDC has estimated that influenza,

a very common illness for

which there is no treatment, has

resulted in up 61,000 deaths every

year in the U.S.

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A senior federal law enforcement

source said the fraud is so

complex and multilayered that it

will take months to develop a full

accounting.

When investigators raided a

strip mall store, in December,

they found a line of customers

snaking around the parking lot

and huge stacks of cash inside

the store. Nguyen Social Services

was charging up to $700 a pop

to file false unemployment claims

for people who did not qualify to

receive Covid-19 relief money.

Government aid programs have

long been fertile ground for

scammers. A rush to release the

funds put enormous strain on

state workforce agencies, creating

a bonanza for individual scam

artists.

An early review in Nebraska, which

looked at all statewide payments

through June, found roughly 66

percent of unemployment money

was misspent.

The CARES Act was supposed to be

a lifeline for a U.S. economy in free

fall. One of the act’s mandates

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was a new initiative called

the Pandemic Unemployment

Assistance program, aimed at

helping gig workers, caregivers and

people who are self-employed, all

of whom are not typically eligible

for unemployment insurance.

The program was quickly

flagged as high-risk by the Labor

Department’s inspector general.

There was no former employer to

verify this category of claims, so

states had to build the program

around self-reported work history.

“Water is going to find the leak.

The criminals are going to find the

weakest link,” said Alyssa Levitz,

who leads the unemployment team

at U.S. Digital Response.

The nationwide theft of taxpayer

dollars continued quietly until

December when Congress

mandated that states verify the

identity of claimants. ID.me,

an identity verification company

that has now been contracted by

21 states, told NBC News that it is

holding the line against a “veritable

tsunami” of fraudulent claims

flooding into state systems, raising

questions about what passed

through unseen before they got

there.

“It’s like looking at fire burning

inside of a house, but no fire alarm

is going off,” said Blake Hall, the

chief executive officer of ID.me. “It

really is a national crisis.”

Huy Duc Nguyen and Mai Dacsom

Nguyen, the pair accused of

forming Nguyen Social Services to

steal taxpayer funds, have each

been charged with multiple counts

including perjury and conspiracy to

defraud another of property.

Identity thieves, who use Social

Security numbers and other

personal information stolen in data

breaches and available on the dark

web, account for 20 percent of the

phony claims identified by ID.me,

according to a company report.

Many identity theft victims may

have no idea that benefits were

filed in their name. But in recent

weeks, millions of Americans began

receiving 1099 tax forms from the

IRS for benefits they never got.

Michael Webb, a 41-year-old former

business owner from Lexington,

Kentucky, was dumbfounded when

he received a 1099 that showed

$13,000 in benefits was filed in his

name.

Webb had filed for unemployment

benefits in March — and followed

up repeatedly since then — but

never got his claim approved. He

now suspects it may have been

because someone had already

made a claim using his personal

information.

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New research shows that

for people who recover from

COVID-19, the antibodies they

develop against the virus are

kept in their bodies for at least 8

months

Currently two vaccines, from

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, are

authorized for use in the United

States. Several other promising

vaccines are also in development,

but until they become widely

available we must practice

physical distancing and maskwearing

to keep transmission

down.

Since the start of the COVID-19

pandemic, there’s been a push

to develop and roll out a vaccine

against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If

scientists and health professionals

can do that quickly, and while we

slow the spread of the disease, it’s

believed that we can limit deaths

by achieving herd immunity.

How Long Does Immunity Last After

You‘ve Recovered From COVID-19?

Knowing how long immunity lasts

is important in creating vaccination

protocols. What we currently

know about COVID-19 immunity

according to Lauren Rodda, PhD,

at the University of Washington

School of Medicine, we don’t know

for certain if people are immune

to reinfection simply because not

enough studies have been done

yet.

Our knowledge in this area

continues to grow, however, as

new studies are conducted. Most

recently, a study published in the

journal Science has found that

immunity can last for as long as 8

months.

According to Shane Crotty, PhD, a

professor at the La Jolla Institute

of Immunology who co-led the

study, his team measured all four

components of immune memory:

• antibodies

• memory B cells

• helper T cells

• killer T cells

This is the largest study ever for any

acute infection that has measured

all four of these components, he

said. The researchers found that

these four factors persisted for at

least 8 months following infection

with the virus.

This is important because

this shows that the body can

“remember” the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

If it encounters the virus again, the

memory B cells can quickly gear

up and produce antibodies to fight

the re-infection. Prior to this latest

study, Rodda said that work had

been done by her research team,

as well as others, showing that

antibodies against the virus are

maintained for at least 3 months.

In her team’s study in particular, it

was shown that this occurs even in

people who have mild symptoms.

Their study also suggested that

immunity could last much longer.

In a different study published in The

New England Journal of Medicine,

researchers in Iceland studied

1,107 people who had recovered

from COVID-19 and tested positive

for the antiviral antibodies. Over a

4-month period of time, they found

that those antiviral antibodies

against COVID-19 had not declined.

In addition, a study published in the

journal Immunity found that people

who recover from even mild cases

of COVID-19 produce antibodies

that are believed to protect against

infection for at least 5 to 7 months,

and could last much longer.

Sperber further advised that until

we do understand more, it’s best to

continue to take precautions, such

as physical distancing and maskwearing,

even after you recover.

Does a positive antibody test mean

I am immune? Sperber said that,

at this time, we don’t really know

if having a positive antibody test

means that you’re immune to the

virus.

Experts say the best way forward

with COVID-19 is to develop and

roll out an effective vaccine against

the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A vaccine

will help us control the virus by

creating herd immunity.

Understanding how our immune

system responds to the virus

is an important step in vaccine

development.

While there’s much we don’t know

yet, it appears we may develop

immunity to the virus for at least 8

months

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Seven Lakes News March Edition Page 15

We‘ve Been Here Before

I am certain that my fellow

Americans expect that on my

induction into the Presidency I

will address them with a candor

and a decision which the present

situation of our Nation impels.

This is preeminently the time to

speak the truth, the whole truth,

frankly and boldly. Nor need

we shrink from honestly facing

conditions in our country today.

This great Nation will endure as

it has endured, will revive and

will prosper. So, first of all, let

me assert my firm belief that the

only thing we have to fear is fear

itself--nameless, unreasoning,

unjustified terror which paralyzes

needed efforts to convert retreat

into advance.

In every dark hour of our national

life a leadership of frankness

and vigor has met with that

understanding and support of

the people themselves which is

essential to victory. Values have

shrunken to fantastic levels; taxes

have risen; our ability to pay has

fallen; government of all kinds is

faced by serious curtailment of

income; the means of exchange

are frozen in the currents of trade;

the withered leaves of industrial

enterprise lie on every side;

farmers find no markets for their

produce; the savings of many years

in thousands of families are gone.

More important, a host of

unemployed citizens face the

grim problem of existence, and

an equally great number toil with

little return. Only a foolish optimist

can deny the dark realities of the

moment.

We humbly ask the blessing of

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every one of us.

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Is That Wine Actually Good?

— cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir,

merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon

blanc, and riesling.

The abundance of wine produced

around the world today is truly

overwhelming. It’s made in every

U.S. state (yes, even in Alaska

and Hawaii) and in more than 75

countries around the world. The

massive wine commerce site Wine-

Searcher has reported that its files

contain listings for some 563,000

distinct wines.

How, then, can the ordinary

consumer begin to know which of

the many, many wines out there

are actually worth buying — and

which ones, once they’re bought

and tasted, are really worth the

money?

There’s no shortage of wine

advice available, of course. Such

publications as Wine Spectator,

and Wine Enthusiast, as well as

countless wine newsletters. One

critic’s ambrosial nectar might be

another one’s undrinkable sludge.

How you can tell if a wine is actually

really good, both before you open

the bottle and once it’s in the glass.

What does the bottle look like?

Start with appearances: If a bottle

has dust all around its shoulders

(not just on one side), the

cork may have dried out and let

oxygen seep into the bottle, which

can oxidize the wine — giving it an

unpleasant odor and flavor.

Where does the wine come from?

if you want to increase your chances

of getting a good bottle, it’s

probably safest to stick to the

places best-known for high-quality

wines.

What grapes? Though a skilled

winemaker can produce something

worth drinking from almost

any grape, relative novices might

have the best luck with one of

the six so-called “noble” grapes

How does the cork look and

smell? Screw caps are becoming

more and more prevalent. About

two-thirds of the wines out there

are still cork-finished, however.

Corks that are dried out, moldy, or

disintegrating might (though don’t

always) suggest a problem with

the wine.

How does the wine look in the

glass? Whether a wine is red,

white, or rose, it should be clear,

not cloudy.

Does it smell bad? Cork taint and

oxidation are only two elements of

a wine’s aroma.

Does it smell good? Most sound

wines, though, have a pleasant

aroma or nose.

How does it taste? Speaking of

flavor, how does it taste? None of

those fancy wine-tasting terms or

analogies to various fruits, vegetables,

and what-not, are required

here.

Is it balanced? Are the elements

that go into the character of a

wine — for instance, acidity, tannins,

glycerol, alcohol, fruit, oak

flavor, etc. — in harmony with one

another?

How much does it cost? “You get

what you pay for” is a motto that

doesn’t necessarily apply to wine.

If prestigious labels aren’t important,

it’s perfectly possible to find

very nice wines for $10 to $15,

and really good ones for $15 to

$25.

Do you like it? This is the ultimate

determinant of wine quality for

each of us.

You can find some great values

and expert advice at Sandhills

Winery from Trish, Tom and staff.

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The Smartest Dog Breeds

In 1994, a psychology professor

and researcher by the name of

Stanley Coren set out to answer

every dog lover‘s burning question:

What is the smartest dog breed?

But as it turns out, there are breeds

of all shapes and sizes in the list

of the top smartest dogs. The top

dogs all possess the ability to learn

commands in five tries or less and

obey the first command 95% of

the time or better. So who is the

smartest dog out there? Here are

the most intelligent dog breeds.

pinschers are known for their sleek

appearance and sharp intelligence.

Originally bred to accompany tax

collectors in 19th century Germany

(a risky job), this breed has earned

a reputation as hard-working

Shetland Sheepdog

Yet another herder on the list,

shelties, make for some of the

smartest dogs around thanks to

their bright and eager nature.

Labrador Retriever

Not only is the lab one of the

most intelligent dog breeds, it‘s

also the most popular in America!

And for good reason: Its easygoing

personality paired with sharp

intelligence makes for a winning

combination. Literally!

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Border Collie

If the dog park was a high

school, the border collie would

be valedictorian, MVP, and voted

most likeable. Known for their

athleticism, trainability, and

intelligence, it‘s no surprise this

breed takes the top spot.

Poodle

More than just perfectly groomed

fluff, the poodle unjustly became

known as a froufrou breed when in

reality, they are athletic, eager, and

as the American Kennel Club puts

it, wickedly smart.”

German Shepherd

Known for their loyalty and courage,

German shepherds often work

alongside humans in critical roles,

be it as part of search-and-rescue

teams, military and police service,

or disability assistance.

Golden Retiever

Not only one of the most intelligent

dogs, but also one of the most

popular breeds in the U.S., golden

retrievers epitomize man‘s best

friend. Originally bred as gundogs

in Scotland, this bubbly breed is

eager to please and therefore easy

to train.

Doberman pinschers

Brains and braun, Doberman

Papillons

the smallest breed on the list,

some papillons clock in at just 8

inches tall. But don‘t let its petite

stature fool you; their bloodline

can be traced back to sporting

spaniels, making them champions

in agility and wit.

Rottweiler

An aloof demeanor can lead the

outside world to believe this smart

breed is intimidating, but owners

get to see the downright goofy

nature of these surprisingly cuddly

companions.

Ausie Cattle Dog

Owners of this breed should be

up for an intellectual challenge

themselves. The American Kennel

Club reports this breed is known to

outsmart their owners with ease.

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While our dogs will be very unlikely

to understand the meaning of the

winter holiday season, there will

often be guests visiting, and in the

subsequent bustle, it will be easier

for your dog to bring harm upon

himself. Keeping in mind that the

holidays can present dangers to

dogs, and understanding what those

dangers might be can help guarantee

that your best friend will be in

good shape to greet the New Year.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and the

holiday season in general will see

a great deal of candy in evidence,

including chocolates. Chocolate is

poisonous to dogs - the problem

element is theobromine, and it will

not take much to make a dog sick,

or even cause the dog’s death. The

darker the chocolate, the more danger

for your dog.

Skip giving your best friend your fruit

cake this year, too. Grapes and raisins

are both poisonous to dogs. Any

other cookie or cake that contains

raisins, almonds, or currents should

be on the forbidden list. Dieters who

are substituting xylitol for sugar to

save on calories should keep any

treats prepared with this sweetener

away from their dog. Xylitol will

cause a rapid and potentially fatal

drop in blood sugar in dogs.

The holidays mean that a great deal

of fatty food will be in evidence, and

fat trimmed from ham, roasts, or

the roast bird can pose problems for

your dog. Too much fat can bring on

an episode of pancreatitis, which is

can also lodge in the esophagus.

Those lovely snow globes often have

an antifreeze-based fl uid inside

them. If these break, a dog could lap

up poison that could cause kidney

failure. It’s no secret that people

tend to consume a greater than

normal amount of alcoholic beverages

during the holidays, and some of

these can be attractive to your dog,

especially a drink like eggnog. Holiday

punch may also smell good to a

dog, so keep any drinks that contain

alcohol well out of the dog’s reach.

Puppies, and some older dogs, too,

will often chew on electrical cords.

While you may have taken care to

keep your usual cords safe from

canine teeth, lights on the tree and

other decorations can present additional

hazards, so take care to keep

all pets away from electric cords.

Don’t let your dog get lost outside

during the holidays. With the arrival

of company, the door will be open for

much longer than it is usually, and a

dog that has become nervous with

all the new people and happenings

may bolt out.

Making sure that your dog is wearing

his or her tags or has been

micro-chipped are ways of assuring

that you will get your lost pooch back

as quickly as possible. Keeping your

dog safe and healthy over the holiday

season isn’t diffi cult; it just takes

a bit of forethought and planning.

The water in the reservoir is also a

danger for cats. Sap from the tree

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That Are Harmful To Your Pets

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Heading off to college for the first

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Our mission is to ensure that all animals

are treated with compassion

and respect and to end euthanasia

as a means of controlling pet overpopulation

in our community.

Moore Humane Society is a private,

nonprofit rescue organization incorporated

in 1966.

We are the founders of animal welfare

in the Sandhills and we operate

the only privately funded, state

licensed “no-kill” animal shelter in

Moore County.

SAVE AN ANIMAL

SAVE A LIFE

We are not part of Moore County

Government or animal control. We receive

no government support of any

kind or funding from any organization.

Private donations are our only source

of income and our ability to rescue

homeless animals in need depends

entirely on the compassion and generosity

of our members.

All donations are tax-deductible as

Saving Moore Animals

Here’s a look at the 2018 adopt

from over 1,200 shelters across

TOTAL PETS ADOPTE

As Of August 24th, 20

Grand total since 2015: 2

94,524

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are tea

dreds of shelters across the country to host

a nationwide pet adoption drive beginning S

to help find loving homes for anima

Heading off to college for the first

time and leaving the comforts of

home can be a difficult transition.

And for students leaving an animal

companion behind, the move can feel

even more difficult.

While most schools have a strict no

pet policy for campus housing, some

offer special accommodations for

students to help ease the process.

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PO Box 1191

West End, NZ 27376

Pinehurst

Town Crier

Our mission is to ensure that all animals

are treated with compassion

and respect and to end euthanasia

as a means of controlling pet overpopulation

in our community.

Moore Humane Society is a private,

nonprofit rescue organization incorporated

in 1966.

We are the founders of animal welfare

in the Sandhills and we operate

the only privately funded, state

licensed “no-kill” animal shelter in

Moore County.

SAVE AN ANIMAL

SAVE A LIFE

We are not part of Moore County

Government or animal control. We receive

no government support of any

kind or funding from any organization.

Private donations are our only source

of income and our ability to rescue

homeless animals in need depends

entirely on the compassion and generosity

of our members.

All donations are tax-deductible as

we are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprof-

Saving Moore Animals

Here’s a look at the 2018 adop

from over 1,200 shelters across

TOTAL PETS ADOPT

As Of August 24th, 20

Grand total since 2015: 2

94,524

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are te

dreds of shelters across the country to host

a nationwide pet adoption drive beginning S

to help find loving homes for anima

Heading off to college for the first

time and leaving the comforts of

home can be a difficult transition.

And for students leaving an animal

companion behind, the move can feel

even more difficult.

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Every year, hundreds of homeless

animals pass through the doors of

the Moore Humane Society’s “no-kill”

shelter. Virtually all of these homeless,

abandoned or abused animals require

some degree of medical care ranging

from minor to extensive.

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While our willingness to help is

unlimited, our financial resources are

not. In 2017 we spent $45,000. to

cover veterinary costs for life-saving

operations and to cover spay-neuter

procedures. This year due to extensive

injuries our costs will easily exceed

$50,000. Please help us raise the

money we need to continue providing

our furry friends with the best medical

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All donations are tax-deductible as we

are a registered 510(c)(3) nonprofit

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Our mission is to ensure that all animals

are treated with compassion

and respect and to end euthanasia

as a means of controlling pet overpopulation

in our community.

Moore Humane Society is a private,

nonprofit rescue organization incorporated

in 1966.

We are the founders of animal welfare

in the Sandhills and we operate

the only privately funded, state

licensed “no-kill” animal shelter in

Moore County.

SAVE AN ANIMAL

SAVE A LIFE

We are not part of Moore County

Government or animal control. We receive

no government support of any

kind or funding from any organization.

Private donations are our only source

of income and our ability to rescue

homeless animals in need depends

entirely on the compassion and generosity

of our members.

All donations are tax-deductible as

Saving Moore Animals

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from over 1,200 shelters acros

TOTAL PETS ADOPT

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Grand total since 2015:

94,524

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are t

dreds of shelters across the country to ho

a nationwide pet adoption drive beginning

to help find loving homes for anim

Heading off to college for the first

time and leaving the comforts of

home can be a difficult transition.

And for students leaving an animal

companion behind, the move can feel

even more difficult.

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Publisher/Editor

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Copy Editor

Brian Jameson

Graphic Design

Rascal Design Group

MB Graphics

Suncoast Press Group

Contributing Writers

Rick Levinger

Kathy Mason

Millie Jameson

Julia Kohn

Photography

Rich Kerns

© Copyright 2018.

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twelve times annually by

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PO Box 1191

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Pinehurst

Town Crier

Our mission is to ensure that all animals

are treated with compassion

and respect and to end euthanasia

as a means of controlling pet overpopulation

in our community.

Moore Humane Society is a private,

nonprofit rescue organization incorporated

in 1966.

We are the founders of animal welfare

in the Sandhills and we operate

the only privately funded, state

licensed “no-kill” animal shelter in

Moore County.

SAVE AN ANIMAL

SAVE A LIFE

We are not part of Moore County

Government or animal control. We receive

no government support of any

kind or funding from any organization.

Private donations are our only source

of income and our ability to rescue

homeless animals in need depends

entirely on the compassion and generosity

of our members.

All donations are tax-deductible as

we are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprof-

Saving Moore Animals

Here’s a look at the 2018 ado

from over 1,200 shelters acro

TOTAL PETS ADOP

As Of August 24th,

Grand total since 2015:

94,524

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are

dreds of shelters across the country to ho

a nationwide pet adoption drive beginnin

to help find loving homes for ani

Heading off to college for the first

time and leaving the comforts of

home can be a difficult transition.

And for students leaving an animal

companion behind, the move can feel

even more difficult.

While most schools have a strict no

pet policy for campus housing, some

offer special accommodations for

students to help ease the process.

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Back in the early 70’s while going to

college at the University of Georgia

in Athens, my roommate being from

Augusta got his hands on some 4

day Series Badges for the Masters.

We all crashed at his house and had

a blast.

One of the things I most

remember is not the “Golden Bear”

winning in 72’ , but all of the food

and drinks being so cheap.

This is the first time I had the “privilege”

of having a pimento cheese

sandwich. It is as special as Rae’s

Creek, the Green Jacket or Amen

Corner at the Masters.

What you can devour is a sandwich

of two names and five ingredients,

a quick item to grab at the Masters

concession stands.

Some call it the “Caviar of the South”.

It comes sealed in green plastic, a

color that blends in with the Augusta

National in case the wrapper goes

fl ying around.

They drink mint juleps at the Kentucky

Derby, and eat Big Dodger

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donkey named Doc Holliday.

None of this is new to Allison, who has

been an animal lover since she can

remember. “Once we found Splash

and Dash, we knew we’d found the

perfect fit for us and for the community

we envisioned bringing it to!” said

Allison, who grew up with family dogs

and cats and got her first horse when

she was 13 years old.

While in college, she studied both

public relations and equine business.

After multiple deployments to the

Middle East, Scott took a job in 2010

as an instructor where he would not

be deployed for a few years.

Scott had so many great experiences

with military working dogs that he

thought a Belgian Malinois would be

a great fit.

That’s when Jackie, a Belgian Malinois,

entered his life. Jackie is his

constant companion and triathlon

training partner.

When Allison and Scott found Splash

and Dash Groomerie and Boutiques,

they knew that they had found the

next leg of their journey.

They chose Splash and Dash because

of the family values that they

both share. “Splash and Dash treats

pets as family and we do too” said Allison.

At KOHLS Center

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“Everyone thinks they have the best dog.

And none of them are wrong.”

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Here are just a few of the amaz

reasons why dogs are the best p

They’ll greet you like you’ve been

when you only went out for a five-minu

They keep your bed warm for you when

Dogs will watch TV with you without h

Dogs find the greatest joy in even the

like a ride in the car

Dogs are the best because, unlike peo

Christmas 4 Moore in Need of

Sponsors to Serve an

Additional 100 Families

Christmas for Moore, a local nonprofit,

served more than 300 families in

2016 with basic needs and gifts for

area children with a goal of not leaving

any empty stockings for those

who registered last year. Everyone

was served who applied.

Four events held last month throughout

the county have demonstrated an

even greater need for 2017, with an

additional 100 families, or 350 individuals,

including children and adults

are still in need of adoption.

Working with these local families

and recognizing the needs exceed

available sponsorships, Christmas

for Moore’s dedicated volunteers are

seeking local businesses, churches

and individuals to help ensure these

families too, find joy in the upcoming

season of giving.

Christmas for Moore has had very

generous sponsors in the past, and

we need their continued support,

said Eleanora Voelkel, one of the

group’s volunteers and steering com-

However, this year, “we need new

sponsors to come forward and offer a

helping hand, she added. Each family

who registered was told that we will

do our best to sponsor them, and,

in the past, we have always found

a sponsor for each family. We pray

this year will be the same and that no

family will need to be turned away.”

Sponsors are matched with an individual

or family and choose how to

support the needs. A Food Lion Gift

card based on the size of the family

is given to provide a Christmas meal.

Those interested in sponsoring a

family or making a donation to the

group may contact

Voice mail: 910-947-4438, email

Christmas4Moore@gmail.com or

mail donations directly to Christmas

for Moore, PO Box 938, Carthage,

NC. 28327

“Everyone involved in the program

has been so blessed in the process

of providing gifts and food for these,

our local neighbors in time of need.

Every family truly appreciates and

needs the support of their community,

Voelkel said.”

Seven Lakes News

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The Labrador Retriever does it

again! In a press conference today

at its new pet care space, AKC Canine

Retreat, the American Kennel

Club (AKC®), the nation’s largest

purebred dog registry, is announcing

that the intelligent, family friendly

Lab firmly holds on to the number

one spot on the most popular list for

a record-breaking 26th consecutive

year.

The Lab’s eager to please temperament

is just one of many reasons

why this ideal family dog takes top

honors year after year.. On top of all

that, they’re also pretty cute.

No. 1: Labrador retriever

No. 2: German shepherd

No. 3: Golden retriever

No. 4: French bulldog

No. 5: Bulldog

No. 6: Beagle

No. 7: Poodle

No. 8: Rottweilers

No. 9: Yorkshire terrier

No. 10: German

shorthaired pointer

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“Dogs come into out lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss.

A new dog never replaces an old dog.

It merely expands the heart.”


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College Fiefdoms

Every player can tell you his

“Welcome to the NFL” moment.

That time when his naivete – or

arrogance – was exposed in

decisive fashion, letting him

know the NFL is an entirely

different game than the one he

assumed he’d mastered. Well,

Urban Meyer just had his

The Jax Jaguars announced

under the cover of darkness

Friday night that their walking

dumpster fire of a strength

coach Chris Doyle had humbly

submitted his resignation a day

after being hired, and that they

had reluctantly agreed.

It took all of 24 hours for Meyer

to be shown he can‘t run the

Jaguars like his own little

fiefdom, as he did at Ohio State

and Florida. When he makes bad

decisions, and I’ll get to just how

bad this one was in a moment,

it won’t just be a few grumbling

fans that he can ignore. There

will be push back from players.

Former players. The media,

national and local.

Meyer is used to having his own

way because he’s Urban Meyer and

he’s got three national titles and

has won everywhere he’s been. He

doesn’t take losses well, and he

takes anyone who questions his

actions even worse.

But if Meyer is looking for the

fawning deference he‘s always

enjoyed, the NFL is not the place

for it. Even in Jacksonville.

Anyone could have seen what a

colossal mistake it was to hire

Doyle. Iowa gave him $1.1 million

to go away last summer after more

than a dozen players, most of them

Black, accused him of racism and

bullying. Doyle was so toxic, a

college team wouldn’t touch him

even with a Hazmat suit on.

But Meyer was sure a locker room

MASTER FINISH CARPENTER

39 Years Experience

of grown men, in a league where

more than two-thirds of the players

are Black, would accept Doyle just

because Meyer said so.

“I vet everyone on our staff, and the

relationship goes back close to 20

years, and a lot of hard questions

asked, a lot of vetting involved

with all our staff,” Meyer said when

pressed further. “But we did a very

good job vetting that one.” So good

that Doyle was gone a day later.

If this sounds familiar to the

scenario that helped speed

Meyer’s departure from Ohio

State, well, it is. He turned a blind

eye to credible domestic violence

accusations against assistant

Zach Smith, enabled him, and,

then, when it blew up in his face,

remained defiant in his certainty

that he had done nothing wrong.

To succeed in the NFL, you have

to learn from your mistakes. And

that’s going to be a problem for

Meyer, because he won’t even

acknowledge he makes any.

Jbcutomtrim/

It wasn’t even a month ago

that Meyer was introduced as

the Jaguars new head coach,

oozing a striking amount of selfassuredness

for a guy who’s never

coached a day in the NFL. The NFL

has chewed up and spit out Nick

Saban, Chip Kelly, Bobby Petrino

and any other number of top college

coaches, but Meyer is certain he’ll

succeed where they failed.

“Jimmy Johnson“ told me that you

have to be much different when

you’re in college, than you have to

be in professional football,” Meyer

said last month. “But he made

clear that players want to win.”

Meyer has always been quick to

make an impression, and his tenure

with the Jags is shaping up to be no

different. Instead of proving he can

be a winner yet again, however,

he’s showing just how much about

the NFL he has to learn.

By: Brittany Samuels SL News

Source: Nancy Armore


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Section B

Community Scene

Pine Island Project Underway By

Lake Auman Sport Club.

LASC President Bob Long organized

the project including estimating

and ordering the needed materials

and scheduling the manpower,

tools and equipment needed to

get the job done. Bob expressed

his gratitude to both work teams

acknowledging the outstanding

direction and guidance offered

by Bill Elchik on Saturday to

accomplish this task more

efficiently than anticipated.

Section B 1

OPEN TO ALL MOORE COUNTY SENIORS

One $1500 college scholarship, a $1000 scholarship

and a $500 scholarship will be awarded in 2021,

based on the student’s academic performance,

moral character, and community involvement.

Recently, Lake Auman Sports

Club began another Seven

Lakes West community service

project. Volunteers off-loaded and

transported to Pine Island the

lumber (38 pieces of 2” x 8” x 12 ft

boards) and the hardware needed

to replace the old bulkhead

caps along the south side of the

island. On Saturday, another team

removed the old wood and installed

480 feet of new pressure treated

bulkhead caps. When the water

warms up, the Club will install new

side boards on the Island and reinstall

the boat cleats.

THE BEE’S KNEES- Antiques &

Thrift will be hosting a community

yard sale event from 10 am – 2 pm

on the second Saturday of each

month April until November.

A hearty Lake Auman Sports

Club thank you goes out to the

Volunteer teams including to Bob

Temme, Garland Horton, Don

Smith, Don Snell, Stan Makson,

Dave Lamon, Bill Pratt, Jeff

Brisson, Roger Erwin, Josh Davis

and Logan Davis and to Saturday’s

team including Don Snell, Stan

Makson, Joe Easley, Dave Lamon,

Garland Horton, Roger Erwin, Bill

Elchik, Jeff Timmons, Bill Carl, Erik

Stukenberg, Jamy Mchone, Tom

Thompson, Matt Hoover and the

“Big Generator Guy” Mike Ozimek.

Submited By: Don Smith

craft items made by local artisans.

Refreshments will be available

for purchase. Yard sale/ Vendor

spaces are available for rent and

can be reserved at the store.

Application available for download at

www.sevenlakesdentist.com

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Awarded By:

Jennifer S. Massey DDS

(910) 673-6030

Encore Center presents an exclusive viewing of our upcoming 2021-

2022 Theatrical Season and Silent Auction Fundraiser on March 27th.

The event will be held inside our theatre at 160

E New Hampshire Avenue in Southern Pines.

Attendance is limited and tickets or sponsorships may be purchased

at EncoreCenter.net or call the box office at (910) 725-0603.

The BEE‘S KNEES Antiques and Thrift

Host Community Yard Sale

For public safety- Masks are

required indoors and outdoors.

There is plenty of room for social

distancing so please be mindful of

your proximity to others.

Enjoy a wide variety of resale items

at bargain prices, plus arts and

This is will be a series of

monthly events. Future event

entertainment will include classic

cars, food trucks, animals for

adoption, booths sponsored by

local businesses and non-profits,

as well as a great selection of yard

sale and craft booths.

You are welcomed to bring blankets

or chairs and picnic on the lawn.

The booth rental fee and all instore

purchases help raise money

for local non-profits. To reserve a

booth please call the store at

910.420.8970

facebook @beeskneespinehurst

Kim Frye & Owner Tiffany Evans

THE BEE’S KNEES- Antiques &

Thrift is located at 125 NC Hwy 73

in Eastwood at the corner of HWY

15-501 and HWY 73.

By: Victoria Levinger


Seven Lakes Community Scene March Edition Page B 2

Kiwanis Equals Friendship and Helping

By: Kathy Kirst

our local Kiwanis club, based on

their teacher recommendation.

Kiwanis for me began, oddly

enough, with Poker. My husband’s

poker group rotates among host

homes. When the guys were at our

house, I always got an invitation to

come to Kiwanis. I finally said yes,

attended a meeting, and quickly

was named Assistant Treasurer.

When you join Kiwanis, they put

you to work! Then the treasurer

got a new project at my second

meeting, I became Treasurer,

which works well with my business

and accounting background.

The club was in the process of

migrating from a manual system

to a computer-based accounting

system. It was a challenging

undertaking to learn the software

and set up accounts that allowed

us to create a budget, easily track

income and expenses, plus be able

to report by project.

I already knew several Kiwanians

from the poker group and I met

several others I knew from other

community activities at my first

meeting. But, more importantly,

through this organization I have

gained a lot of new friends.

Although the club is more male

than female at this point, that was

an environment I was familiar with

throughout my college coursework

and business career. There is a

place for all at Kiwanis.

I have learned much more about

the needs of children in our

community, and I am grateful for the

opportunity to make a difference in

their lives. Many of their needs are

hidden and our contributions are

often without fanfare. But when

you can ease the need and put a

smile on a child’s face, it is special.

One of my favorite activities in our

club is supporting the Food Bank

and participating in their BackPack

Pals program that provides weekly

distribution of food packs to Elise

Middle School in Robbins and West

End Elementary School.

Many of you may be familiar

with Kiwanis Annual Bird House

program for the Kindergarten

classes at West End Elementary.

My first year I did not participate in

the birdhouse build, figuring that my

building skills were too limited. The

second year I jumped in. What a

great experience! A kindergartner’s

joy in building a bird house put a

smile on my face and made my

smashed finger feel a lot better.

I LOVE working at Kiwanis Bingo.

It is a great source of income for

our projects and a very popular

activity in Seven Lakes. I run

the snack bar at most sessions.

Bingo players are a cross section

of our neighbors and it is so much

fun getting to know them. I enjoy

having quick chats while getting

their favorite beverage or snack

ready to go ! Did I say I LOVE

working at Kiwanis Bingo?

Kiwanis is a learning and fellowship I encourage you to consider joining

organization. We give back to Kiwanis. It is a good group and

community in so many ways. But a fun group – always focusing on

our focus is on children. Parents and what more we can do to help Moore

grandparents who have attended County children. Get to know your

awards ceremonies at West End neighbors and the needs of your

Elementary have probably seen community. Giving back and

students receive the Terrific Kids seeing children smile is good for

award. This award is presented by the soul! Edited By: Carolyn Sink

ANNUAL LAKE AUMAN FISH HABITAT

PROJECT CONTINUES

For twenty-four years, volunteers,

mostly from the Lake Auman

Sports Club (LASC), have braved

winter weather conditions to

deliver and place Christmas trees

under lake front homeowner docks

around Lake Auman.

This annual fish habitat project

provides the lake’s small fish

with protective cover to escape

from larger predator fish and

contributes to increasing the lake’s

fish population, both in size and

number.

Twenty-three volunteers signed

up for year’s project. Seventytwo

trees were delivered and

prepped on February 17th and

placed under thirty-two docks on

February 20th, including nine new

locations. Many homeowners, who

have participated in the past, were

turned down this year as there was

no more room under their docks

for additional trees.

Twelve community residents

needed assistance disposing of

their trees and were able to have

their trees picked up and taken

to the designated tree drop area.

LASC volunteers providing that

help were Tom Gaffney and Don

Smith.

The following Sports Club

members delivered the trees and

prepared them at the docks: Glenn

Anderson, Randy Blake, Garland

Horton, Bob Long, Tom LoSapio,

Stan Makson, Bill Pratt, Don Smith

and Don Snell.

For the first time, there were four

men, aka “The Divers”, willing to

enter the forty-six degree water to

place and secure the trees under

the docks. Ethan Martin and Jeff

Timmons donned their diving wet

suits and joined Ryan Scott and

Dan Pieron in the water. Working

with the four of them were Randy

Blackburn, Tracy Cicatelli, Joe

Easley, Bill Graham, Ray Hoffman,

Wendel Kronis, Dave Lamon,

Chuck Lehman, Don Smith and

Jeff Yurk.

Thanks to all the volunteers for a

job well done and to the lakefront

homeowners who participated this

year and in the past to make this

program possible.

The project was organized and

managed again this year by Don

Smith.

Edited By: Diane Keating SL News

Source: Don Smith

910-687-0287


Page B 3 March Edition Seven Lakes Community Scene

Garden Club Enjoys

Tea In The Garden

Two simple words—thank you—

especially when said with the

sincerest of hearts and, sometimes,

tears, add up and are the best

part of wrapping up Christmas For

Moore’s 2020 season of giving. As

a local nonprofit, Christmas, 2020

proved to be a year of great need.

Christmas For Moore registered

its largest number to date: 1,760

adults and children throughout

Moore County.

“The responsiveness of the

Moore County community,

especially during this pandemic,

was heartwarming,” said Anne

Wells, Christmas For Moore board

member and volunteer coordinator.

“Because of their generosity,

we matched all the families who

applied with sponsors, with many

sponsors going above and beyond

the minimum requirements to make

2020 a memorable Christmas.”

A special thanks to Seven Lakes

individuals and businesses

including: The Bailey Foundation;

Ann Melanson, Susanne

and William Gross, Normana

and Priscilla Mangum, Judy

Seldomridge, Seven Lakes

Prescription Shoppe, Seven Lakes

News, Seven Lakes Kiwanis, Anne

Wells, WE Presbyterian Church, WE

United Methodist Church and all

those donors not mentioned here.

One participant wrote, “Thank you

so much for the gifts you gave me

for my family. May God always take

care of the people who donated so

that my children will be happy on

Christmas when they open their

gifts. I am sending you a big hug

and I hope to meet the people and

thank them.” Christmas For Moore

Chair Eleanora Voelkel is

overwhelmed by the community

response. “We are “so thankful

for our amazingly generous

community here in Moore County,”

she said. “Never has the need in

our community been greater and

never has the community stepped

forward so much to offer their

support as they have in 2020.

Donations tripled and sponsors

doubled enabling us to extend our

support to our local food bank,

Team Workz for the homeless

and Project Santa for bikes on

Christmas morning.”

Kim Daly’s enthusiasm for the

program began as a volunteer

and led her to join the board

of the nonprofit. One task was

coordinating gifts and deliveries

for four families sponsored by the

Kiwanis Club of Seven Lakes.

“This club was so generous,” Daly

said. “I enlisted two friends to help

me shop and wrap for the families.

Then I loaded up the gifts to meet

the mother of one family who drove

from Sanford to Pinehurst after

working the night shift. She was

so happy and cried in the parking

lot when I gave her all the gifts.

“Then, my husband and I filled our

Chevy Impala sleigh to deliver to

the remaining families.

Although the pandemic changed

the normal face-to-face registration

process for Christmas For Moore to

an online and mail-in process and

created greater community need,

program participants and sponsors

were still matched successfully

with no one being turned away.

Board Members: Kay Peyton, Eleanora Voelkel, Anne Wells, Carrie Frye

(seated), Sherri Mangum and Kim Daly. Board members not pictured

include Tina Arno, Anita Baker, Myron and Barbara Dice, and Dana Fierro.

On December 10th the Seven

Lakes Garden Club gathered for an

outdoor event at Weymouth House.

The annual Holiday Tea was

replaced with Tea and Treats on the

Garden Grounds.

Members enjoyed strolling through

the grounds. It is interesting to

find spots of color and shapes and

form stand out clearer when not

surrounded by foliage and blooms.

It was a delightful sunny afternoon

made fun with Spiced Christmas

Tea, Mulled Cider, and great baked

goodies!

Thanks to everyone who came out

to join us!

Provided By: Carolynn Sink

Painted Horses

The Carolina Horse Park’s Painted

Ponies Art Walk returns to Southern

Pines in 2021 and will run through

March 30.

In its second year as a fundraising

event for the park, the Painted

Ponies Art Walk has grown to

feature 12 sculptures painted by

local artists.

The sculptures will again line Broad

Street in downtown Southern

Pines for visitors and residents

to enjoy. Designed to captivate

locals and visitors as they shop,

dine and stroll, the Painted Ponies

Art Walk is anticipated to increase

foot traffic in the downtown area

throughout the event.

“We are thrilled to bring the ponies

back to Southern Pines,” said

Bryan Rosenberg, Carolina Horse

Park board member.

There are 18 local businesses

sponsoring the Painted Ponies,

including the Pinehurst, Southern

Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention

and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

“Our sponsors were a huge part of

that success.

We are excited by the sponsors

that will join us for the 2021

event. Their enthusiasm will help

ensure another positive event for

the community.”

By: Victoria Levinger


Section C

Lifestyles &

Separate Your Workday While

Working From Home

Say what you will about commutes,

but they do one thing really well,

and that‘s separate your work from

your home—literally, of course, but

emotionally, too.

Drink a cup of tea.

The logic on this one is interesting:

Since the pandemic began, alcohol

sales have increased, and drinking

a glass or two before bed has

become a way for many people to

wind down. According to clinical

psychologist Wendy M. Troxel,

Ph.D., about this behavior, she

explained that, in addition to the

physiological impact of booze, it

could have to do with the fact that

more people now affiliate drinking

alcohol with chilling out.

While having a drink after work

is certainly one way to mentally

check out of the office, if you‘re

abstaining, you could find another

beverage that is similarly calming

in your mind.

Light a candle.

It‘s a simple, smell-good way to

change the function of your space

from productivity to relaxation.

I‘m starting my little nighttime

collection with clean-burning

candles in calming scents like

lavender, jasmine, and sandalwood.

Take a walk.

Think of it as commuting but the key

here is to head out with your phone

off or tucked into your pocket so

you can give your neighborhood

your full attention. Seek out quieter,

greener spaces when you can, as

research suggests that walking

through nature might reduce the

brain‘s tendency to ruminate, or

replay negative thoughts over and

over again—as it is wont to do after

a busy workday.

Stretch.

A good stretching session is always

welcome but especially after a

long day of sitting. A recent study

published in the Journal of Physical

Activity and Health found that

stretching can also help reduce

stiffness in the arteries and keep

blood pressure under control.

Take on a tactile hobby.

Tuning into your sense of touch

can ground you in the present and

remind yourself of things you know

to be true. Clinical psychologist

Ayanna Abrams, Psy.D.,says that

it‘s a good strategy to employ when

you‘re struggling with anxious

thoughts that may or may not be

grounded in reality—you know, the

ones that tend to spring up around

work.

Consider this another reason to try

your hand at a new nightly hobby:

cooking, knitting, doing puzzles...

All of the quarantine‘s tried-andtrues

have the added benefit of

providing tactile feedback that can

help us disengage from mental

worries.

By: Brittany Samuels SL News

Source: Tempo 1

Back Yards Have Gone

To The Birds

Visit Burney Hardware this month

and join everyone from A-list

celebs (we‘re looking at you,

Jennifer Garner and Lady Gaga)

to city slickers tha have taken to

raising hens in the name of having

farm-fresh eggs at the ready. If

you’ve been thinking about joining

the chicken-keeping contingency,

there’s no need to wing it. Before

you get started, check out some

DIY chicken coop ideas or you can

consider chicken coops you can

buy right now. You should also

do some homework about the

different types of chicken breeds.

Chickens are relatively small birds,

in turn requiring relatively little

space. “You should plan to provide

four square feet per chicken in

the nesting coop (also called a

henhouse), plus 10 square feet

per chicken in their enclosed run,”

says veterinarian Dr. Tricia Earley.

For a flock of, say, six chickens,

that translates to a 6‘-by-4‘ nesting

coop plus a 6‘-by-10‘ run.

In reality, the amount of room is

rarely the deal breaker for backyard

chickens. TBefore you get started,

we advise you to check with your

SLLA or municipality to confirm

it’s allowed. Surprisingly, many

suburban and urban areas only

have restrictions on the number of

hens allowed or on the possession

of roosters.

Raising chickens is not hard, but

chicken expert and author Lisa

Steele (@fresheggsdaily) says, “As

with any pet or livestock, chickens

are a serious time commitment

and require daily attention.” But,

again and again, owners say there’s

also a “hen zen” that comes with

keeping chickens. Part routine,

part respite, starting and ending

the day with some fresh air and

labor can confer a kind of self-care.

Morning: Let chickens out of their

coop, giving access to the enclosed

run. Give each a quick once-over,

looking for bright eyes, red comb

and wattles, steady gait, and shiny

feathers—all signs of a healthy hen.

Then supply fresh food and water,

turn over and fluff coop bedding,

and check for eggs.

Afternoon: Check for eggs again

and give chickens their daily treat.

Sundown: Lock hens back inside

their nesting coop to protect from

predators.

Once a week: Cleaning time! Take

a moment to rake the bedding out

of the coop and replace with fresh.

Also scrub their feed and water

dishes.

While your eggs may soon be

homegrown, your chickens’ diet

shouldn’t be. “A commercially

prepared layer mash has been

formulated by a poultry science

nutritionist and will have the

appropriate amount of calcium,

calories, and protein to keep a

hen healthy and ensure a good

thick eggshell,” says veterinarian

Dr. Victoria Drouet. Plenty of fresh

water is also vital and, because

eggs are mostly composed of H20,

directly tied to egg production. Add

a splash of apple cider vinegar

a few times a week to prevent

bacteria.

By: Victoria Levinger

SourceCL/ DIY Magazine


Entertainment

Page C 2

From Honeybees To Flask

Across the seasons, Diane Currier

gathers the work of bees — the

blossoms, fruits, and honey. She

brings them back to Honeygirl

Meadery in Durham, where the

bees’ bounty is bottled for all to

taste.

When western North Carolina’s

apple trees bloom in late April and

early May, millions of bee visitors

come to press their faces in flower

hearts. At Honeygirl Meadery in

Durham, Diane is as busy as the

six-legged ladies she celebrates,

humming around concocting and

infusing, steeping and fermenting

and bottling.

Diane Currier has captured sweet

magic in a bottle with Honeygirl

Meadery’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged

Wildflower Mead — the winner in

the drink category of Our State’s

Made In NC Awards.

Currier is a mead maker, an

alchemist of wildflowers and fruit

who brews honey wine. “These

are simple methods,” she says,

“Simple ingredients, and naturally

gluten-free.”

The ancient Greeks referred to

mead as “nectar of the gods,” a

melliferous dew sent from heaven.

As soon as she returned to Durham,

Diane decided she’d transform the

fruits of her homebrewing operation

from beer into something sweeter.

She had little to go on, no timetested

techniques to try. “I was just

kind of stumbling through,” she

says.

Currier kept experimenting,

refining, giving herself time, feeling

her way back to the ancient method

of making mead without heat. Over

time, her mead went from cloudy

to clear, rustic to refined. Her field

began to bloom in the bottle.

“It became crystalline, and I

wanted it to be,” she says. “It

started showing off the colors of

the fruits, the flowers — the nature

of it. I wanted those to be glowing

in the bottle.”

It takes two million bee visits to

flowers to make one pound of

honey.

Each large batch of mead uses

1,200 pounds of the bees’ deep

amber honey. When a bee returns

to her hive with a flower’s nectar,

she does so with tiny bellyfuls,

a few sips at a time. It takes two

million bee visits to flowers to make

one pound of honey, and the bees

fly about 50,000 miles gathering

nectar to make that pound.

In North Carolina blueberry’s bellshaped

flowers are ringing with

bees. At Honeygirl, you can pour

these jewels of nature in a glass

and taste the nectar of the gods.

By: Brittany Samuels SL News

Source: The State

Seven Lakes

Run For Water

Seven Lakes Community Team:

Jared Fravel and Travis Frazier

Every day, about 1,400 children

die from diseases caused by

unsafe water and poor sanitation.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

There are simple solutions like

drilled wells, spring protections

and BioSand filters to solve the

problem.

I started this fundraising campaign

to help charity: water build these

types of projects around the world,

and I‘m looking for anyone who

can help me.

We will be running a minimum of 4

miles every 4 hours for 48 hours

March 5-7, 2021. Our goal is to

surpass the 48 mile minimum and

complete 100 miles in that 48

hours.

Please donate to our campaign

-- anything you can give is a huge

help.

100% of the money will be used

to build clean water projects, and

when they’re complete, charity:

water will send us photos and GPS

coordinates so we can see the

exact community we helped.

Please help us help the less

fortunate people around the world

by donating to our campaign --

anything you can give is a huge

help.

By: Victoria Levinger

www.charitywater.org/jared-fravel


Seven Lakes Lifestyle & Entertainment March Edition Page C 3

Can I Safely Travel Again

After My 2nd Shot?

After you’ve been vaccinated for

COVID-19, is it safe to travel?

Where will you be able to go, and

what will be required of you?

Many In Seven Lakes age 65 and

older have begun receiving their

first and second doses. Now what?

What can I do? Can I travel? What

safety precautions will I still need

to take? Where can I go? Who can I

see? Vaccines are indeed a cause

for optimism, including for travel

and travelers.

It’s been just over two months

since the U.S. began distributing

the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines

for COVID-19, and since that time

more than 64 million doses have

been administered, according to

the CDC’s vaccination tracker.

At the current rate of about 840,00

doses being administered each

day estimates on when we might

reach herd immunity, when enough

people are immune to the virus so

that it can’t spread, vary between

as early as this spring and as late

as this fall.

Dr. Manisha Juthani, an associate

professor of medicine and

epidemiology at the Yale School

of Medicine, and an infectious

diseases specialist at Yale

Medicine, is also encouraged

about how this year will unfold.

When Dr. Manisha Juthani, was

asked what advice she would offer

travelers regarding how they should

view the coming weeks and months

to avoid having too many hopes

dashed (we already went down that

road in 2020, remember?), she

says, “Once vaccinated and if the

rates of infection are low around

you and in the place that you are

going to, I would definitely plan to

travel.

“I miss traveling myself and hope

to take a trip on a plane in 2021.

It will require continued vigilance,

public/private partnerships, and a

commitment from everyone in the

world to get this virus to recede,

but I remain hopeful that we can

do this in 2021.”

“Just because you get vaccinated

does not necessarily mean that you

can’t get infected with SARS-CoV-2

or COVID-19, but it does mean

that if you are, you are much less

likely to be hospitalized and you

are much less likely to have a lot of

the severe outcomes that we worry

about with COVID.” “Data to date

show that vaccination protects

100 percent from hospitalization

and death,” says Dr. Juthani.

But that even with that added layer

of vaccine protection, travelers

should take precautions—and baby

steps. For starters, you shouldn’t

head out the door immediately

after your second dose.

Amira Roess, professor of global

health and epidemiology at

George Mason University, adds

“Remember that vaccines don’t

work immediately.

You need to give your body about

two weeks after each dose for a

strong enough immune response

to occur. . . . We expect that about

two weeks after your second dose

you may have very high protection.”

Roess notes that because we are

still seeing a lot of community

transmission of COVID-19, and

because there are new variants

circulating that we are still learning

more about, those who are

vaccinated should remain vigilant

by continuing to wear masks and

practicing social distancing.

According to Roess, “Plan that trip.

Plan it for late summer, plan it for

fall, so you have something to look

forward to.

I think there’s a very reasonable

expectation that a large segment

of the population is going to be

vaccinated by then.”

By: Diane Keating SL News

Source: AFAR

SL West Controlled Burn

The SLW Infrastructure Committee and the

SL Garden Club join forces and burn the Muhly Grass

between the lower pond and Longleaf Drive!

This year the last killing frost is Smother insects and egg masses

forecast to be April 8th. So do by spraying plants with All Season

not go out and buy those pretty Spray Oil when the temperature

petunia’s yet! You can plant cold is between 40-85°F. Do not apply

hardy vegetables and herbs. This is within 24 hours of freezing weather.

a great time to get new perennials To reduce disease problems,

in the ground or move plants or remove dead leaves and decayed

shrubs that are not doing well in fruit from under trees. Help prevent

their current location.

camellia petal blight by mulching

4″deep around susceptible

camellias, keeping the trunk area

clear of mulch, and replacing the

mulch annually after flowering. Pick

off any diseased or fallen flowers.

For severe infestations, spray with

a fungicide. Ask for help at the

local hardware stores!

Just because it’s still winterish and

many plants are dormant doesn’t

mean your garden doesn’t need

some TLC! So pick a mild day,

layer up your clothing, bring a mug

of your favorite hot beverage, and

enjoy the peace and fresh air of the

garden. Here’s what you can work

on:

Now is the time for weed control.

Put down a pre-emergent for

crabgrass and spring weeds.

Prune deciduous trees and shrubs

& roses (but NOT spring flowers

such as azaleas):

Most deciduous trees and shrubs

are best pruned in late winter to

early spring.

Prune for shape, remove

overlapping branches, get some air

into the center of the shrub/tree.

Some basic cutting techniques:

Cut back to 1/4″ above buds. Make

cuts on a 45° angle. For limbs

larger than twigs, be sure to cut

the limb just past the swollen area

where the branch and the trunk

meet called the branch collar. Use

sharp tools!

Ward off pests and disease:

This is a great time to kill

overwintering insects such as

mites and scale on shrubs & trees

including roses and fruit trees.

Check-in with your tools:

Sharpen and oil hand tools then

sharpen your lawn mower blades

as well as change its oil, filter, and

spark plugs. New electric models

are less maintenance and cleaner

for you and the environment.

Rusty tools can be soaked in white

vinegar overnight then scrubbed

with a scrubbing pad to remove

rust. Dry them well and coat with

mineral or camellia oil.

I saw they burned the Muhly grass

in Seven Lakes West, should I do

that? We burn the Muhly grass

because when it is grown near

water it is susceptible to a fungus.

Burning eliminates that risk. If

yours is not on the shore of a lake

or pond, just cut it back severely. If

you burn, do it early in February or

early March. Cut of the top fronds

to maintain control of the burn.

Just use a match or ignitor, don’t

pour on any accelerant, too hot is

not good! Happy Gardening!

Contributed By: Carolyn Sink


Page D 1 March Edition Seven Lakes “The Real Deal”

The REAL Deal

Yard Updates To Increase

The Value Of Your Home

A Pool Won’t Increase Your Home’s

Value, But These 3 Yard Updates

Will.

Money might not grow on trees,

but planting a few lush shrubs in

your yard will increase the value

of your house. This intel comes

from a recently released study by

Lawn Starter, which breaks down

the best (and worst) updates home

sellers can make to their outdoor

spaces, drawing on numbers

from a 2018 yard report from the

National Association of Realtors.

One surprising fact: Simply mowing

the grass is more worth your time

and money than building an inground

swimming pool. While

lawn-care services see a 267

percent return of investment, the

latter recoups just 43 percent

of the average $57,000 cost of

installation.

There’s a lot that goes into a

home’s curb appeal, from the state

of the roof to the symmetry of the

landscaping. Fortunately, it’s the

small things that make a big first

impression—and put money back

in your pocket.

Zillow recently partnered with

Thumbtack to help sellers narrow

down the manageable renovations

to consider before listing their

home, and painting the front door

was one of the must-dos. But not

all hues add value, According to the

real-estate site’s research, houses

with a glossy black coat of exterior

Fancy water features (think: hot

tubs and fountains) can negatively

affect your property’s value by

$2,500 to $10,000.

So what will put money back in

your pocket? Leading the way is a

well-maintained lawn, which costs

an average of $270 per year, but

adds around $1,200 in value.

In other words, nice-looking

grass pleases buyers, especially

millennials, who ranked it as the

number-one feature they search

for in a new home.

Other lower cost outdoor

improvements that see a high

return on investment? Planting

mature trees (taller species can

improve a neighborhood’s property

values by up to 15 percent).

Installing a built-in, all-season deck

(it returns an estimated 83 percent

of the amount spent). No need

to go overboard with elaborate

fencing and a Wimbledon-worthy

tennis court. Instead, keep things

simple.

By: Diane Keating SL News

Source: Domino

Paint Front Door Black

paint on the front door can sell for

up to $6,000 more than similar

homes.

Given the average cost of an allencompassing

exterior paint job

is around $2,500 and a front door

refresh typically ranges between

$100 and $230, investing in a

quality roller and a gallon of paint

is worth it. Just mke sure you let

the HOA know what your going to

do in Seven Lakes.

By: Brittany Samuels

Source: NAR

How To Stretch Your $1,000

Kitchen Upgrade Budget

Polished bronze pulls, terrazzo

knobs, a touchless faucet—

these are the kinds of details

designer Young Huh calls the

jewelry of a kitchen, and it’s exactly

where she would put her money if

she only had $1,000 to spend on a

renovation.

When you introduce fresh fixtures or

even a hint of wallpaper to a space,

suddenly dated cabinets or worndown

wood floors don’t look so

bad. In fact, they shine.

If you’re sticking to what seems

to be an impossibly tight budget,

don’t rule anything out.

There are plenty of ways to stretch

your dollar beyond paint.

Apron-Front Sink, Amazon ($235)

Here are a few of ideas in the

$500 to $1,000 range. Opt for a

patterned backsplash by applying

wallpaper to MDF boards, then

covering them with sheets of glass

to protect them from moisture.

Total average cost: $440 for 50

square feet.

The basin and labor combined will

likely total around $450, and the

job will typically take about four

hours.

Apron-Front Sink, Amazon ($235)

Spice things up with a touch of

brass (the pull-down option from

Kraus, above, is a solid pick—it’s

less than $300).

Then be your own plumber. A basin

wrench will help you get to those

hard-to-reach fasteners.

On average, you can expect to shell

out $1,000 for labor and 40 square

feet of ceramic tile.

Scaling down the height to 6 inches

will spare your budget, while still

saving you from spills.

By: Diane Keating SL News

Source: Kitchen Made DIY


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