If you are new to our neighborhood: Welcome! We have 4
meetings a year. Please join us at Seven Oaks Elementary School on Thursday
Feb. 26 at 7:00 pm. The school is on Ashland Rd. behind the McDonalds on
St. Andrews Rd.
Another year has started and it feels like it is
getting warmer. Spring is around the corner. With the bad weather behind
us and yard work beginning for the new year. I have posted the Lexington
County Solid Waste Regulations on the web site. I will also have a limited
number of copies available at the meeting. Remember the people who pick up
our solid waste have restrictions on what they will take. One is tree limbs
larger than 4 inches in diameter and/or 4 feet in length will not be picked
up. Also leaves and grass clippings must be in bags or cans with a limit of
25 bags per week. The closest solid waste collection site is on Old Bush
River Rd. They will take small appliances, TVís and other large items that
they will not pick up at the curb.
When you have visitors, please caution them about
parking on neighborís property or blocking driveways. I had a problem this
week. I was passing a car parked on the side of the road, on a hill and met
an oncoming car. We didnít hit the car but it was very close. Other
neighborhood residents have complained about people parking in a way that
creates safety hazards. When parking, please be considerate of traffic that
Now that the weather is warm, many of us are walking
off the winter pounds. Watch for residents and children in our streets.
The speed limit is 25 MPH. I have asked Dave Arnold to schedule
random traffic checks on our streets. Hopefully our speed limit signs will
be here soon.
With summer quickly approaching I would like to resume
the Yard of the Month award. Would anyone interested in volunteering to be
on the selection committee and/or in charge of the committee please contact
As the weather warms up, we are starting to see the
insect population awaken. Mosquitoes are a particular menace in our area.
The state health department has received reports of confirmed cases of
several types of mosquito-borne diseases. The best preventive measure is to
cut down on the mosquitoes in an area. Water can collect in many different
containers allowing mosquitoes to breed. Regularly check any places that
water may collect, such as plant containers or other open containers left in
the yard to make sure they remain empty. We donít need any more of the
Notes from the Nurse: February is designated American
Heart Month. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for adults in
South Carolina. I encourage all residents who are able to add some physical
activity to your daily routine. A gentle walk is a good way for many people
to start. Add a minute every day or so to your walk until you are walking
at least 30 minutes each day. More information can be obtained on American
Heart Month activities from the American Heart Association.
Another heart healthy tip is to eat at least 5 servings
of fruits and vegetables each day. Itís even better if you can eat 9-10
servings a day. Remember, a serving for most fruits and vegetables is only
half a cup. Four oz of fruit juice at breakfast, a sandwich with a generous
helping of lettuce and tomato along with a fruit cup or slaw at lunch, an
afternoon snack of carrot sticks with a low-fat dip, and a supper that
includes green and yellow vegetable such as broccoli and a small sweet
potato provide at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in a day.
Increase the size of each Ĺ cup serving to 1 cup servings and youíve eaten
10 serving for the day. Many fast food restaurants are beginning to offer
fruit and vegetable offerings with meals, so even if you are constantly
on-the-go, you can make good food choices.
See you all there.