A 55+ Community in Prescott, AZ

June - July 2022

Edition No. 12

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Manager's Corner
 

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The weather is hot, but with the many improvements to the community, we hope you are still enjoying the outdoors! Read on for some special thanks and notes from Community Manager, Tammy!

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Manager's Corner

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Hello Pine Lakes,

Well, the dog days of summer are upon us! We truly hope that you all are as delighted with the new BBQ pavilion and stacked stone upgrades as we are. Many folks have expressed their appreciation for the many improvements to the community throughout the past years. Please know that our desire is to ensure that Pine Lakes continues to shine like the gem it is well into the future.

Additionally, I want to give a huge shout-out to our very own Ryan Young, who was recently honored as the top maintenance individual for all of Hometown America! Ryan is truly a pivotal part of our team and a driving force behind so many of these stunning upgrades that you see. His genuine love and care for Pine Lakes and all our residents is unparalleled. From personally overseeing the planting of each flower and shrub to managing all the vendors and projects, Ryan is without a doubt the hardest working person I know. We are beyond blessed to have him caring for our community. Thank you, Ryan, for all that you do!

Have a great summer everyone!

Tammy
Community Manager



Office Closed
 

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The Office will be closed on July 4 in honor of Independence Day. However, the Sales Office may be open. Be sure to check with them about appointments and tours.

Food

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Patriotic Popsicles

Summer calls for poolside conversations, suntan lotion, and good eats! There’s nothing better than a cold treat on a hot day. Next time the temperature spikes, try making these red, white, and blue popsicles to cool off in high spirits.

Pride of Pine Lakes
 

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Congratulations to Holgate and Bernie Dean on being this issue’s Pride of Pine Lakes winners! Their yard helps keep our community beautiful, and we are happy to have them as residents! Keep reading for more on the couple and another picture of their beautiful yard.

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Pride of Pine Lakes

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Nestled at the top of the community right next to the forest, Holgate and Bernadette (Bernie) Dean have turned their area into a little slice of Pine Lakes heaven. From the flowers and statuary to a proudly waving flag, you will always see something eye-catching and cheerful as you drive by. You can also count on a friendly wave if you happen to catch them on the porch. Since 2018, Holgate and Bernie have gone out of their way to be active and involved with our community and truly make Pine Lakes a better place to be. Thank you both for sharing your beautiful yard with us!



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Sales Update
 

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At Pine Lakes, we believe that helping you sell your home is a relationship, not a transaction. Read on to find out what the Pine Lakes Sales Team can do for you.

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Sales Update

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I want to share with you some of the benefits of listing and selling your home with us should the occasion arise.

  • A 5% total commission rate that saves you hundreds of dollars. For example: If we sell your home for $140,000, you will save at least $1,400.
  • A $100 Gift Card for a 90-day listing as a thank you.
  • We are committed to a culture of service with integrity.

Call Rob Bartlett today at (928) 331–0875 or stop by the office and say hello.

Celebrity Veteran Spotlight

James Stewart

In this issue, we’re featuring James “Jimmy” Stewart. Jimmy was the highest-ranking actor in military history. Read on for more on his story.

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Celebrity Veteran Spotlight

James Stewart

James “Jimmy” Stewart was already an Academy Award-winning actor and civilian pilot with 400 logged flight hours when he first enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941. Known for his roles in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It’s a Wonderful Life, Stewart became the first major Hollywood actor to enlist in the military at the onset of the United States’ entry into World War II.

Stewart initially served as a flight instructor. However, concerned that his celebrity status would hold him back from truly serving, the actor appealed directly to his superiors and was eventually deployed to England, where he served as the commanding officer of the 703rd Bomb Squadron. He would later transfer to the 453rd Bombardment Group and flew a total of 20 dangerous combat missions in the B-24 Liberator bomber aircraft. For his actions, he was awarded two Distinguished Flying Cross medals and the French honor of the Croix de Guerre.

Even as he resumed his acting career after World War II, Stewart continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, even deploying to Vietnam. He would retire at the rank of brigadier general, making him the highest-ranking actor in American military history.

Your Health

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Orange You Glad It’s Summer?

Oranges are one of the most popular citrus fruits on the market, and for good reason: they’re sweet, tangy, and refreshing. They contain high levels of Vitamin C to boost your immune system and keep your skin healthy. This summer, try slicing or blending more delicious oranges into your diet!

Capital Improvements
 

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Our BBQ pavilion and the stacked stonework are all completed and look stunning. We truly hope that you enjoy these improvements as they were designed with all of you in mind! Be on the lookout for more improvement as we work to keep Pine Lakes shining.

Firewise Update
 

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Thanks to all the volunteers that came out to help on March 16! It was a lot of work, but everyone had a good time. All residents are welcome to volunteer for any amount of time during FireWise days. Residents can also help the FireWise project through donations. Contact Mary Fratt at (928) 925-0406.

Restaurant Review
 

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With new residents and friends moving to the area all the time, we get asked quite a bit about good places to eat. Keep reading for a fantastic and historic spot that we highly recommend giving a try!

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Restaurant Review

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With new residents and friends moving to the area all the time, we get asked quite a bit about good places to eat. First up: The Palace!

Downtown on the Famous Whiskey row is The Palace, and if you’ve not yet been there, you should certainly go have lunch or dinner there! Established in 1877, they are the oldest frontier saloon in Arizona. Their antique bar is not only beautiful, but it’s registered as one of the Top 10 Historic Bars in America. The story goes that in July of 1900, The Palace caught fire, and the patrons drinking at the bar all got up, picked up the bar, carried it out to the street, and continued drinking while the fire burned. The Saloon was rebuilt, and that beautiful bar still graces The Palace to this day. The Palace boasts an incredible history of serving up patrons such as Doc Holiday and the Earp Brothers. If those walls could talk, I’m sure we’d hear some amazing stories.

Today, The Palace serves up a wide menu of burgers and steaks, and their food is well worth eating while you enjoy a little bit of old west history.

If you have a favorite place to eat that you feel others should know about, please share their info and what makes them so special. Perhaps we can help get the word out in future newsletters!



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Home & Garden

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Feng Shui Your Room

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that emphasizes arranging your home in a way that balances its energy. For example, adding a rug at the edge of your bed is said to provide comforting and calming energy. Incorporate feng shui rules into your bedroom and see if you notice any changes!

Plan Your Day
 

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Planners are great tools for organizing your busy life’s many responsibilities. Physical planners help you visualize your tasks for the day, track your habits, and keep you accountable for staying productive. Keep reading for some ways you can make the most out of your planner.

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Plan Your Day

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Have you ever made a to-do list in your head and forgotten to get everything done? Relying on your mind to remember important tasks can be overwhelming and lead to forgetfulness. Using a planner is one of the best ways to stay on track with your goals while reducing stress.

If you’re not already a planner person, getting started is easy! Establishing a planner routine is crucial to staying organized and on top of your tasks, and these tips can help you get started. Start by taking ten minutes before bed every night to write your to-do list for the next day. Then, you can rest easy and refer to the list in the morning instead of wasting time feeling overwhelmed about your obligations.

Another way to stay organized with your planner is to categorize tasks by day, week, and month, following these eight steps. Most planners have separate sections where you can break up your to-do list over time instead of feeling swamped with one huge list. It can also be helpful to use colorful pens and highlighters to separate your tasks into categories!

Remember, the only way to successfully utilize a planner is to refer to it regularly. When you purchase your planner, make sure that it isn’t too big to carry around and that you leave it in an easy-to-remember place. You can even decorate your planner to make it more enjoyable to use!

Everyone is different with their organizational style. Try to find a planner that works for you, and don’t forget to have fun with it! Happy planning!

Fitness for You
 

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If you’re looking to get into fitness but don’t know which kind of exercise suits you best, take a look at your lifestyle! Whether you love being active outside or prefer a cozy day at home, keep reading to learn more about your new favorite workout.

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Fitness for You

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Research has shown that a sedentary lifestyle is linked to many health issues, including cardiovascular disease. But don’t worry, there are plenty of simple ways to adopt a more active lifestyle! No matter what type of workout you enjoy, there are countless ways for you to be more fit and get moving.

Do you love being outside? Start going for daily walks through your community! You can even get a group of friends together for a group walk and a social outing at the same time. Not interested in walking? Check out these fun activities that can help you get active.

Love to cook? Plant a garden and grow ingredients that you can use in your next recipe! After all, there is nothing more satisfying than getting outside and moving to grow ingredients that you can enjoy in your next meal.

Are you a TV watcher? Believe it or not, there are ways to make watching TV active. Use commercial breaks to stand up and stretch or multitask by folding your laundry while watching your favorite show!

There are also other simple ways to get moving without making drastic changes to your daily life. Start by parking a bit further from the grocery store to get your steps in while you walk through the parking lot. You can also opt to take the stairs instead of the elevator to get that heart rate up.

There are countless other ways to find your favorite way to stay active. Challenge yourself to make a change in your routine, your physical and mental health will thank you!

Connect with Us
 

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Join us on social media through Facebook to stay updated, see pictures from the latest community event, and connect with neighbors. Our community page is also a great place to learn about sales specials and enter fun contests. Follow us today!

Experiences

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Stroll Through Time

Spend a hot day this summer indoors by visiting a museum. You may find yourself admiring art painted 500 years ago in a European castle or standing in the presence of a treasured artifact worth millions. Museum Finder helps you find museums of all sizes near you, no matter your interest.

E-Z Pay
 

E-Z Pay

Take the hassle out of making rent payments with Hometown America’s E-Z Pay. With E-Z Pay, your lot rent will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the third of each month.

 
 

Entertainment

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Riddle Me This

Brain teasers like riddles are a fun way to keep your mind sharp and entertained. Here’s a riddle for you: a man rode into town on Friday and left two days later on Friday. How is this possible? Take a moment to think about it. Ready for the answer? His horse’s name was Friday!