Courtesy of Pat Lanuke

Sather Real Estate Pro Brokers Ltd.

Pat Lanuke c: 403.510.7041 b: 403.265.8887

11 - 4412 Manilla Road SE Calgary, AB T2G 4B7

Volume 15 | Number 8


ITS OWN CHALLENGES Just because the warm days of summer are here that doesn’t mean an end to gardening around the home. True the time of planting is long gone, and the harvest is still weeks away, but for the avid green thumb balmy days of the season are the perfect time for a variety of chores. 1. Keep weeding. Spend a few minutes during the cool of the morning to pluck vegetative invaders from your flower beds to help your garden plants grow better.

2. Water regularly. No living thing can expect to survive without water, including the plants in your garden. Set up a routine for watering, matched to any local watering restrictions of course. 3. Don’t forget to fertilize. The hot dry days of the season can be stressful for plants, so now is a great time to provide some needed nourishment. 4. Time for changes. Some plants are geared for spring, others are at their best in the fall. The summer is the time to replant to get the most out of your yard and garden. Gardening is a year-round pleasure that pays dividends in a myriad of ways. Take the time and enjoy this bountiful season.


INGREDIENTS : 1 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup ketchup 3/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/3 cup sherry or chicken broth 2-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot

1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 24 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 6 pounds)

DIRECTIONS: 1. In a small bowl, mix the first 6 ingredients. Reserve 1-1/3 cups for basting; cover and refrigerate. Divide remaining marinade between 2 large shallow dishes. Add 12 chicken thighs to each; turn to coat. Refrigerate, covered, for 8 hours or overnight. 2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. 3. Grill chicken, covered, on an oiled rack over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted into chicken reads 170°F; baste occasionally with reserved marinade during the last 5 minutes. 4. As an added treat, try serving with barbecued fresh pineapple spears.


A contemporary of Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy was an American civil rights

activist and ordained Baptist minister. He was one of the founders of the

Montgomery Improvement Association, the organization behind the Montgomery bus boycott which took place in 1955 / 1956, a pivotal campaign in the cause of equal rights in the United States. He was an executive board member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), becoming its president following King’s assassination in 1968.

CONDO OWNERS NEED TO READ DOCUMENTS One of the unique aspects of owning a condominium in a development owned by a strata corporation (also known as a condo corporation or co-ownership) is the fact that you are essentially becoming part of a community of owners. Like in any community there are rules, in this case spelled out within the corporation’s strata documents. As an owner you will have a say in the development of your community and will (through your strata fees) be paying for maintenance, upgrades and other improvements. Those obligations are spelled out in the documents included with your purchase. Strata documents will typically contain such pertinent information as: — The minutes of strata corporation annual general meetings, normally for the past two years. — The design and layout of the complex and its strata plan. — A corporate budget and breakdown of accounts.

— A list of the strata’s rules and bylaws. — Information on storage and parking. — A depreciation report of the overall complex.

It ’s vitally important to know the fiscal and physical health of the project you are buying into. While not a crystal ball into the future, accurate documents will provide a realistic picture of the commitment you, as an owner, are making in your new community.


For many summer is the season of travel. But how can you ensure your home and property remain safe while away? Thanks to a variety of services and a wave of new and exciting technologies that job has gotten much easier and far more automatic. If a person needs high security, there are a variety of regional companies capable of installing professional alarm systems that can be monitored 24 hours per day. This level of security could also include foot patrols by guards – any number of firms within your region have the trained personnel to carry-out these duties. A low-tech counter to that approach would be the installation of electrical timers to turn individual lights on and off over the course of an evening, creating the illusion that someone is living in the now empty house. This ‘lived in’ look can be further enhanced by pre-paying a lawn care company to maintain the property and by

having a kindly neighbour collect your mail or newspapers, so they don’t pile up. Another techie approach is the installation of a smart door lock. Smartphone accessible, these systems let you unlock your door remotely from your smartphone while granting temporary access to neighbours or other designated agents via expiring access codes. This is especially important if you have asked someone to feed the cat or to water the houseplants. Each person’s needs and budget differ, but whether low-tech or state-of-the-art, there are many ways available to help secure your hearth and home. Do your own research and create a system before you leave so that home safety worries are not part of your travel agenda.

BRAIN TEASERS Courtesy of 1. What relation would your father’s sister’s sister-in law be to you? 2. I am four times as old as my daughter. In 20 years’ time I shall be twice as old as her. How old are we now? 3. What has six faces, but does not wear makeup, has twenty-one eyes, but cannot see?

1. This person would be your mother. 2. I am 40 and my daughter is 10. 3. A die (dice) 4. Footsteps. 5. David. 6. A Penny.

4. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I? 5. David’s father has three sons: Snap, Crackle, and _ _ _ _ _ ? 6. What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?



This rebus worksheet would be fun to have as a game at a party. Whoever figures them out the fastest could win a prize. These are great puzzles for stimulating out-of the-box thinking. Solve these visual word puzzles by looking for clues in the placement. colour, number of words. Have fun!



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NEW BEGINNINGS IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD When it first entered our collective consciousness nearly three years ago, no one could have imagined how drastically the Coronavirus pandemic would alter our lives and society. Leaving no facet or segment untouched, one of the lasting and most positive lessons taught by the experience was the importance of the local community. A true lesson of the pandemic was the adage - “Home is where the heart is.” This was repeatedly demonstrated by citizens who quickly realized that by staying closer to home, and by shopping in familiar local destinations, the potential for risk was dramatically reduced. Shoppers discovered (often to their surprise and delight) that the local marketplace was much more diverse and quality-focused than they ever imagined. Across the country, trepidation gradually turned to pride as shoppers discovered the expansive variety of goods, services and products generated and provided by regional artisans, producers, builders and Pat Lanuke c: 403.510.7041 b: 403.265.8887 e: “The greatest compliment my clients can give me is the referral of family and friends!” Sather Real Estate Pro Brokers Ltd. Have I piqued your interest? Our next cruise in 2023 (Jan 3-12) out of Miami, stops in Puerto Rico, St. Croix, Antigua, St. Kitts and St. Maarten. Join me - I will put you in touch with Anne our wonderful travel agent! shopkeepers. In many ways, all aspects of our communities have become more self-supporting and resilient than they were prior to the pandemic. Known by many names, yet recognized by all as a distinctive and especially beautiful lumber, yellow cedar boasts a uniform yellow colour that is prized by woodworkers and builders worldwide. Known for its hue, aromatic scent and elegant finish this is the ideal wood for window frames, paneling, custom joinery, furniture, cabinetwork or any job where quality is a key factor. Yellow cedar lumber is the right choice for any residential or commercial project where the wood will remain visible and accessible – it ’s not the sort of material you want to cover up. Harder than most softwoods and very resistant to decay, yellow cedar is used in jobs ranging from bridge decking to boatbuilding. Considered a true craftsman’s wood, the tree’s uniform colour and ease of use make it ideal for any project requiring durability and an elegant appearance. Clear grade (knot free) lumber is frequently sought for such high-end projects as the construction of shrines and temples. Contemporary boat builders use the wood for a variety of vessels, both fresh and salt water, such as powerboats and racing shells. The strength and stability of the wood (meaning it does not twist, shrink or swell) make it well suited to the manufacture of paddles and boat oars. For non-maritime projects, yellow cedar is commonly used in patio decking, stairs and in landscape applications. Thanks to its resistance to decay the wood also finds uses in environmentally sensitive projects such as in water reservoirs and as railway ties positioned above water courses, as no form of chemical treatment is required. Yellow cedar is a specialty wood that should be considered for any task that has to stand tests of time and weather. YELLOW CEDAR: IDEAL FOR OUTDOOR PROJECTS Where: The island nation of Grenada consists of the main island of Grenada, known as the “Spice Island”, and 8 smaller satellite islands, Carriacou, Petit Martinique, Ronde Island, Caille Island, Diamond Island, Large Island, Saline Island, and Frigate Island. It lies in the Eastern Caribbean, just 160 kilometres north of Venezuela. Grenada belongs to the Windward Islands, the southern group of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies. How To Get There: Air Canada flies to Gren d from Calgary with a stop in Toronto for approximately $900 Tidbits: The Capital is St. George. First s ttled by the Arawak speaking Amerindians from South America, the island now also has Fr nch and English influences. Dubb d t e “Spi Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerou nutmeg plantati ns. There are 40 white sandy be ches, in luding the famous Grand Anse beach, 15 breathtaking waterfalls, 5 chocolate factories, 3 rum distilleries and more than 30 unforgettable dive sites! Clim te: The climat of Grenada is tropical, hot and humid all year round, with a relatively cool s ason fro December to March and a hot, sultry nd rainy sea on from June to November. Average temperature ranges fro 23.1° to 31.5° C. Located in the southernmost part of the hurricane belt, It is rarely affected by them. Real Estate: This sec nd rip, in 2020, we were treated to a tour t the “Point at Petite Calivigny”. Located on a privat 11 acre estat at the SE corner of the island, it is a luxurious boutique private residence club, offering 4 exquisite Villas with infinity pools and 12 stunning condominiums. Surprisingly, fractional ownership starts only at $350,000US!

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