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Important Great
Sky Phone
Numbers
CCM - Management Co.
Main Number
770-751-8333

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Maint. & Pool Issues
Matt Dudt Ext. 123

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Convenant Issues
Vicki Brinkley Ext. 112

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Billing Issues
Raine Culmer Ext. 113

Brendin Richardson Ext. 127
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Sewer Pump Grinders
Water Resource
Technologies


877-978-4286

www.wrtlle.com
WRT Blanket Service Contract is available upon request
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e-one Corp. Grinder Pump Booklet is available upon request

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Mailbox Replacement
Crewshaw Quality
Products
770-345-4229

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Great Sky Newsletter "Skylines"
Sandy McGrew
sandy@garymullet.com
770-479-7888
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Clubhouse rental reservations
information

CCM - Management Co.
Main Number
770-751-8333

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The attached
information supplied
by Waste Management
Co. about the Guidelines
on Household Waste has
been posted here for your information. Just "click"
on the blue set of words


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Holiday Garage Pick-up Interruptions
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Household Waste Guideline
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Here is a quick one minute read on
How Wasteful the Older Generation was.....!!!


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"Dog Days of summer":
The Meaning of the Phrase

People around the world use the term "Dog Days" in different ways, usually as a reference to hot weather. It comes from the Dog Star, Sirius, which is part of the constellation Canis Major. Each summer between July and August the constellation appears in the northern hemisphere during what is usually the hottest time of the summer. You would also be correct to refer to the Dog Days as the "canicular days". Sirius is often seen as a twinkling star of different changing colors. The appearance of color is a rainbow effect caused as the light passes through the earth's atmosphere, similar to a rainbow.

 Ancient astronomers used the constellations to guide them through the seasons as well as for navigational charts for land and sea. The star named Sirius (the Dog Star) in Canis Major is quite visible in the night sky. Dog Days are named for the appearance of the Dog Star on the eastern horizon. It is the brightest star in Canis Major and is easily recognizable with the naked eye. Depending on which hemisphere you are in and your latitude, the Dog Days occurs at slightly different times. Ancient Egyptians believed that Sirius had an effect on life here on earth, partly because the regular annual rising of Sirius coincided with the days just before the flooding of the Nile River. They watched for the star to mark the coming of the floods, and they used the rising of Sirius to mark the first day of their year. Some say that our New Year's Eve actually marks the return of Sirius to the mid-sky alignment, and that this is the historical reason for the celebration at midnight January 1, since it has been an important ritual celebration date for cultures dating from before the Roman calendar was in use. Ancient Greeks and other civilizations of the early eras offered sacrifices to the star. Ancient coins excavated from the island of Ceos were struck with impressions of dogs and stars with rays emanating from them, which historians believe illustrates the significance of Sirius.

Now if you haven’t had enough then you can read farther……..it is not really recommended though!!

 It is interesting to note that Sirius is a binary star system, meaning that there are two stars in the system. The brighter of the stars, which is called Sirius A, is over ten times as bright as our sun and has about three times the mass. Modern astronomers tell us that Sirius is only 8.6 light years away from earth, and moving closer to earth at a speed of several thousand miles per hour. Because Sirius is moving directly towards earth, it creates an axis of rotation that remains constant in relation to the stars from wherever our viewpoint is on earth. So Sirius' visibility as it rises on the earth's eastern horizon exactly corresponds to the earth's rotation of 365.25 days. If you live in a region where Sirius is visible, you will see it on the same date each year in the same part of the sky, although the dates/sky position will differ slightly depending on your location and latitude. Every year Sirius becomes brightly visible on the eastern horizon on the same days in each region. But if you live above 74 degrees latitude, which is much of North America and Europe, you won't see much of Sirius because its position is below your horizon.


An August 2014 phenomenon

This is the only time you'll see this phenomenon in
your life. Actually, no one living today will ever
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Calendar August 2014 will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays
and 5 Sundays. This happens only once every 823 years.


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This is YOUR neighborhood resource - designed
with you, the homeowners in mind! Please take
advantage of the many resources
available here. You have access to everything the
GREAT SKY community has to offer at the click of
a button.

The Hickory Log Creek Reservoir
is now open to the public
See announcement & restrictions HERE

You might have notice new LAKE BUOYS that
have reappeared in the HLC Reservoir.
To help understand these buoys CLICK HERE

See how The Hickory Log Creek Reservoir will
affect the Great Sky community once it is full.
This reservoir is for canoes and kayaking
enthusiasts as well as for
those who like to fish. See the Great
Sky Master Plan by clicking here.




Christmas countdown at FlashBannerNow.com

Sometimes you will need to hit your refresh button or
just press F5 on your keyboard




GREAT SKY COMMUNITY POOL INFORMATION PACK RECEIVED MAY 22, 2014 IS RIGHT HERE TO VIEW AND COPY Click here



If you would like to try the Soleil Weather Station for a more accurate report here in
the Great Sky Area

www.soleilweather.com




Pictures of the Month


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This Month's Famous Quote:
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.
- Patrick Henry –



The following articles are written by
Ruthmarie Hackney who I met several
years ago while we lived in Florida.
Ruthmarie wrote bird articles for me
for another web site that I owned, and
now she has consented to do it for the
Great Sky HOA web site, which I
appreciate. Listed below are the last
twelve of her articles.


Sept./Oct. --- Northern Cardinal
August --- Dark-eyed Juncos
July --- Purple Martin
June --- Great Crested Flycatcher
May --- Mourning Dove
April --- Peregrine Falcon
March --- Chickadee
February --- Northern Flicker
January --- American Robin
December --- Red-Headed Woodprecker
November --- Indigo Buntings
October --- Red Winged Blackbird




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