The Meaning of Labor Day
Labor Day is a celebration of worker's rights and the triumphs that the labor movement has gained over the last couple of centuries. Many people think of Labor Day as just another holiday where they get off of work or out of school, and don't take the time to look at and appreciate what the holiday is really about. In the United States Labor Day takes place on the first Monday of September. For many this day marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. But Labor Day is not just the end of summer, it is a celebration of workers of all sorts.
Labor Day is sometimes confused with the holiday known as 'May Day', which is another labor union related holiday that has it's roots in the Socialist Party. These are two separate holidays basically celebrating the same thing. Labor Day was selected as a separate holiday though to disassociate it from the communistic May Day in the late 1800's.
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the following buildings during the month of September;
Please make a note for yourselves if your building is on the list above. We ask that you kennel or secure all pets and please disarm alarm systems for that day. We change your air filters so that your heating/air conditioning unit works more efficiently. Thank you for your cooperation.
9/6 - 600 Pine Walk Circle
9/12 - 400 Pine Walk Circle
9/13 - 200 Abberly Crest
9/19- 300 Abberly Crest
9/20 - 1100 Copperline Dr.
9/26 - 1500 Copperline Dr.
9/27 - 200 Copperline Dr.
Breezeway Pressure Washing
Our Service Team will continue to pressure wash breezeways on a rotating basis throughout the summer and fall months. Please take note if your building is on the list.
We ask that you remove anything outside your front door area and to place a towel on the floor inside your apartment to prevent water from coming in.
Sept 11 - 400 Sagestone Way
Sept 13 - 200 Calico Creek Dr.
Sept 18 - 300 Copperline Dr.
Sept 20 – 1500 Copperline Dr.
Sept 25 - 1100 Copperline Dr.
Sept 27 - 900 Copperline Dr.
Short Term Rental Apartments
For those of you who might not know, we offer fully furnished apartments to rent by the day. These are perfect for those out of town guests that want to come and visit for a long weekend or for the holidays.
You can also reserve these for business partners that may have to come to the Raleigh area on business. They can stay here and enjoy the convenience of the shopping center, use all of the amenities and have easy access to I40. We have a one bedroom apartment that rents for only $60/night and a two bedroom that rents for $80/night. If you would like to reserve one of these, please call our office at 919-772-6545. There is no deposit required and payment is taken when you pick up the keys.
We have garages and storage units available for those of you who need some extra space for the fall. Some people need a place to hide those special holiday gifts and others might just want to have a shelter for the car for the winter months. No matter the reason, you can never have too much space for storage. Just give us a call to inquire. Prices and availability change daily so don’t delay!
The Origin of Labor Day
The first Labor Day was organized by Peter J McGuire in 1882. McGuire was a carpenter and one of the leaders of the American union movement.
Over 10,000 workers marched from New York's City Hall to Union Square. After the parade they enjoyed a picnic, concert, and speeches at Reservoir Park with their families.
In many cities across America, Labor Day continues to celebrated in the very same fashion. Different countries around the world also celebrate the holiday along with the United States.
Valet Dry Cleaning
This is just a reminder that we offer valet dry cleaning here at Abberly Place. The Valet Service will come by our office and pick up your items and return them to our office the next day. How’s that for service?
You never have to drive anywhere to get your dry cleaning done. To find out more information, you can go to abberlyplace.com or visit the website, www.MyPVS.com. Here you should find a general price list and registration forms. Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have.
What's for Dinner?
Chicken again? Make it different this time. We found a good recipe called Bruschetta Chicken Skillet at Kraftrecipes.com.
What You Need
- ¼ cup KRAFT Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing
- 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
- 2 large red peppers, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) pasta-style or Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
- ½ cup water
- 2 cups instant white rice, uncooked
- 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
HEAT dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken, peppers and garlic; cover. Cook 10 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF), turning after 5 min. Remove chicken from skillet; cover to keep warm.
ADD canned tomatoes, water and rice to skillet; stir. Bring to boil; simmer, uncovered, on low heat 10 min. Meanwhile, combine cheese, fresh tomatoes and basil.
RETURN chicken to skillet; top with cheese mixture. Cook, covered, 5 min. or until chicken is heated through and cheese is melted.
Kraft Kitchens Tips- Substitute KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing for the tomato dressing.
Pay Online and Get Paid Back...
We are challenging our residents to sign up for Abberly Place’s online payment options. You will just need to go www.abberlyplace.com, and click on Residents and Pay Online. You will set yourself a profile so that each month, you can just log in, click and pay.
Our goal is to increase the number of online payers by 50 people each month. If we get an extra 50 people to sign up for our online payments, we will do a drawing from all online payers and the winner will receive $100 off the next month’s rent. It only takes a few minutes so there is nothing to loose and $100 to gain!
Water Rate Increase
The City or Raleigh, with permission of the North Carolina Utility Commission, has approved an increase in water bills. You will see a slight increase in your water bill that you will receive towards the end of September.
Water usage is going from $2.95 to $3.02 per CCF. Sewer Cost is going from $2.91 to $3.35 per CCF. The Monthly Administrative Fee for Phase 1 is going from $4.94 to $5.07 and the Monthly Administrative Fee for Phase 2 is going from $4.96 to $5.11.
City of Raleigh made this decision and we have no control over it. We just wanted to inform everyone so that you won’t be alarmed by the increase.
Abberly Place Management does numerous property inspections throughout the year and did our most recent one the end of August. While walking around the buildings, we noticed that some people are leaving things in the breezeways that are not allowed. Decorative items such as door mats, door wreaths, potted plants (no more than 2), and other small decorative items are fine. These items should be limited to a maximum of two, and should be detached from the building, to avoid a cluttered appearance. At no time, is it okay to hang things on the vinyl siding inside or outside the building. Anything more than these small items can cause a trip hazard and/or block a fire escape route. Items such as bicycles, scooters, strollers, shoes, etc. should not be left outside the front door and not under the stairwells. These areas are not meant for storage and must be kept clear for people to get through easily. Trash bags and other trash items should NEVER be left in the breezeway and must be disposed of at the compactor areas. There is a $25 fine per bag if we find trash left outside your front door.
Patios and decks are another area of concern. Just like the entrances, the patio/deck areas should not be used for storage. These are made for outside furniture, plants and flowers. Decorative items are fine on the patio/deck, however, they should be limited to just a few so as to not look cluttered and over crowded. Also, remember that patio items need to be contained within those areas. Birdfeeders are not allowed on second and third floor decks because the seeds end up on the lower level patios. Please do not allow your pets to stay out on the upper level decks for extended periods of time to avoid an unforeseen “accidents” that could leak down to the neighbors below.
We hope that everyone here understands the importance of keeping the exteriors of your home as nice as the interiors. We want Abberly Place to remain one of the most beautiful communities in the area so that you all can be proud to call Abberly home! Thank you all for your hard work in keeping it that way!