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Important Great
Sky Phone
CCM - Management Co.
Main Number

Maint. & Pool Issues
Matt Dudt Ext. 123

Convenant Issues
Vicki Brinkley Ext. 112

Billing Issues
Raine Culmer Ext. 113

Brendin Richardson Ext. 127
Sewer Pump Grinders
Water Resource
Tony Shoilekov
Field Service Manager


Mailbox Replacement
Crewshaw Quality

Great Sky Newsletter "Skylines"
Sandy McGrew
Clubhouse rental reservations

Diane Rugg at

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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

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

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Those Smoky Mountains — What Makes the Blue Ridge Blue?
Ever wonder why the Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains have those names? The Cherokee referred to their mountain homeland as Shaconage (shah-CON-uh-gee), or land of the blue smoke. European settlers borrowed the concept and came up with the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Today, you’ll find several national park units here, including Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
So, what is it about these places that conjure up these smoky blue images? Is it:

  • A. Blue flowers famous from the area during spring and summer,
  • B. Kentucky bluegrass in the meadows,
  • C. Recurring forest fires with bluish-gray smoke, or
  • D. East coast smog and pollution?

Actually, it’s none of the above. All those trees, bushes, flowers, ferns, and other plants have to breathe, just like us. But unlike us, where we exhale carbon dioxide laden air, the vegetation exhales something called volatile organic compounds. Yikes! That sounds like pretty nasty stuff, and some VOCs like paint fumes and petroleum distillates really are bad for us and can often be flammable as well. But plants can also give off natural VOCs — not nearly as bad for us as dry cleaning products or aerosol fumes.
To get technical on you, Volatile Organic Compounds are defined as organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure and easily form vapors at normal temperature and pressure. You know that great pine smell that permeated your living room when you hauled in the freshly cut Christmas tree last month? Those are VOCs you’re smelling. Rub those pine needles in your hand or just bring the tree into a warmer house and the smell gets even stronger because by doing so, you’ve helped release them into the air.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/77/%28%E2%88%92%29-alpha-pinene-3D-balls.png/120px-%28%E2%88%92%29-alpha-pinene-3D-balls.pngThe class of VOCs called terpenes (as in turpentine) are naturally occurring hydrocarbons emitted by conifers. Two types of terpenes known as α-pinene and β-pinene are even used in the chemical communication system of insects! Who knew? In the wild and in much larger numbers, all these tiny molecules join forces to form new particles that scatter blue light from the sky. So when you look at the mountainscape, it’s like wearing Carolina blue-tinted sunglasses.
So, do you think maybe Elvis Presley’s song Blue Christmas was talking about Volatile Organic Compounds invading Graceland every December? Well, probably not. For just that one tree to make a blue tinted living room, there’d have to be a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!

Our Community

Come to the solitude of the scenic beauty of The
GREAT SKY COMMUNITY which is nestled in the
foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia.
We are conveniently located just
30 minutes northeast of Atlanta, Georgia and only
90 minutes south of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
We are away from the hustle
of the City of Atlanta but close enough to enjoy
all the big city amenities. The Great Sky Community
is a Deed Restricted Community.

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.

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


Pictures of the Month

Spring is here!!!!!
Gibb's Garden
This Month's Famous Quote:
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”   Mark Twain

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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