NOVEMBER

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Resident´s Birthdays

Geraldine Brock 4th

Celebrating November

International Games
Month

Adopt-a-Turkey
Month

Día de los MuertosDía de los Muertos
November 1 – 2

Daylight Savings Ends
November 5

Legacy’s Harvest Festival
Novmeber 16

Marine Corps Birthday
November 10

Veterans Day (U.S.)
November 11

Diwali
November 12

World Kindness Day
November 13

International Men’s Day
November 19

Happy Thanksgiving DayThanksgiving (U.S.)
November 23

Square Dancing Day
November 29

Big Monday Birthday Bash
November 30

Spiritual Well-being and Happiness

Spiritual Well Beingn and Happiness

Spiritual well -being allows us to find the inner calm and peace needed to get through whatever life brings, no matter what one’s beliefs are or where they may be. Religious service attendance -is associated with healthier lives, including greater longevity, less depression and suicide, and less substance use.

We Also Celebrate

Will Rogers
Nov. 4, 1879

John Philip Sousa
Nov. 6, 1854

Bram Stoker
Nov. 8, 1847

Jonathan Winters
Nov. 11, 1925

Whoopi Goldberg
Nov. 13 1955

Gloria Foster
Nov. 15, 1933

RuPaul
Nov. 17, 1960

Allyson Felix
Nov. 18, 1985

Meg Ryan
Nov. 19, 1961

Robin Roberts
Nov. 23, 1960

Joe DiMaggio
Nov. 25, 1914

Tina Turner
Nov. 26, 1939

Chadwick Boseman
Nov. 29, 1976

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Thank You Veterans

Veterans Day

Veterans Day on Nov. 11 is a federal holiday that honors all men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Originally called Armistice Day, the day marks the 11th hour of the 11th day the 11th month of 1918 when an armistice between Germany and the Allies went into effect, ending World War 1.

Comfort for Pets

After completing a sewing or knitting project, use leftover yarn to make blankets for animal shelters. these organizations are always in need of bedding for rescued pets, and the critters won’t care about mismatched colors or uneven rows of stitches.

Comfort for pets
Comfort for pets
Comfort for pets

This Month in History

Grace Patricia Kelly

1929: Movie star turned Princess of Monaco, Grace Patricia Kelly is born on Nov. 12. She was an iconic actress during the Golden Age of Hollywood and an advocate for children in the arts.

1930: The Bank of Italy in San Francisco changes its name to the Bank of America. Currently, the financial company is the second-largest banking institution in the United States.

1942: In the midst of World War II, the minimum age for the U.S. military draft is dropped from 21 to 18. This quickly brought out supporters of lowering the legal voting age, too, with the phrase “Old enough to fight, old enough to vote.”

1960: John F. Kennedy becomes the youngest person to be elected U.S. president.

1989: The fall of the Berlin Wall occurs on Nov. 9. With the literal destruction of the wall, the figurative “Iron Curtain” between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was dissolved as well, ending the Cold War.

George Foreman 1994

1994: Returning to the ring after a 10-year retirement, George Foreman wins the world heavyweight boxing championship—the oldest ever to earn the title, at age 45. “Big George” still holds the record.

2011: The creative video game Minecraft is released. It has since become the bestselling video game in history, with 140 million active players.

2022: The global population reaches a new high of 8 billion people.

Resident of the Month

Linda Bagley

Linda Bagley, Resident of the Month November 2023 | Legacy Ridge at Alpharetta

 

Our resident in the spotlight for November is Linda Bagley. Linda grew up in Norwalk Connecticut. She has one sister Judith, who is her best friend. Linda held various occupations after graduating from Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. She married her husband Paul in 1969. Linda located to Georgia to help care for her parents alongside her sister. Linda enjoys bowling, shopping and Dog sitting her sister’s fur baby Annie.

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November Recipe Spotlight:

Turkey Cheese Ball

Turkey cheese ball

Ingredients:

FOR CHEESE BALL

2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 4 tbsp. butter, softened
6 oz. goat cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/3 c. freshly chopped chives
3/4 c. freshly chopped parsley
1 sprig thyme, stem removed, plus more for serving Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

FOR DECORATING AND SERVING

1 1/4 c. pecan halves, toasted, divided
Red and yellow bell peppers
Orange and white carrots, julienned
Pretzels
Crackers

Directions:

Step 1
Combine cream cheese, butter, goat cheese and garlic powder in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Add chives, parsley, and thyme leaves and pulse a few times until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Form mixture into a large ball.
Step 2
To make the turkey body, Pulse 3⁄4 cups pecan halves in a food processor until finely chopped. Roll cheese ball in pecan crumbs and chill for at least 1 hour to allow the cheese ball to set up.
Step 3
To decorate: Make the tail by sticking pretzels, pretzel sticks and multi colored julienned carrots into the tail end of the turkey. Slice carrots to make the turkey feet. Cut a red bell pepper into a large triangle to make the face of the turkey and place on cheese ball using a toothpick or pressing into the cheese ball. Slice a smaller triangle from a yellow bell pepper and attach to the red triangle to make the beak using another toothpick. Slice a thin carrot crosswise to get 2 rounds, for the turkey eyes and place onto red triangle with toothpicks. For the wings, stick pecan halves into the sides of the body, overlapping each other to make a wing shape.
Step 4
Serve cheese ball turkey on a platter along with crackers.

 

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Associate of the Month

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Kathy Walsh

Kathy, Associate of the Month November 2023 | Legacy Ridge at Alpharetta

Kathy is our associate of the month! Kathy is our wonderful concierge; she is the first person you’ll meet when entering our beautiful community. Kathy was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. She has three children and seven grandchildren. Kathy enjoys traveling with her husband Tom. They recently went on an Alaskan cruise. With her warm smile and compassionate heart, Kathy makes everyone feel at home. We are so happy to have Kathy, she is our shining light.

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