Our office will be closed on Monday, September 1 in honor of Labor Day. Please remember that if you are planning to pay rent on that day, our drop box is always open. It is located on the right side of our front entry. We wish all of you a happy and safe Labor Day.
Tubs of Love
Abberly Place needs your help! We have decided to participate in a charity to help out The Raleigh Rescue Mission. The name of the charity event that we have decided to do is Tubs of Love. We will be purchasing 2 large tubs and we want you guys to help us fill them. Each tub will have a theme/category. We will be doing a Hygiene Tub and a Paper Goods Tub. For the Hygiene Tub, we are asking that you bring in things such as towels, washcloths, soaps, shampoos, body wash, disposable shavers, Q Tips, Hair Brushes, toothpaste/toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, and things of this nature. The name brand does not matter.
As far as the Paper Goods Tub goes, we are asking that you bring in things such as toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, napkins, trash bags, coffee filters, Kleenex, paper cups, and things of this nature. Once again, the name brand does not matter and the amount that you donate does not matter. Anything that you decide to donate will be greatly appreciated. We are hoping that with your help, this event will be successful. Our goal is to fill two tubs, but if we get enough items we would love to send in more!
We are asking if you could have your items in no later then August 22nd. This way our staff can deliver the tubs to the Raleigh Rescue Mission on that Saturday, 23rd. You can bring your items into our office anytime during business hours. If you have any questions about this event then please let us know!
The Abberly Place Staff would like to welcome the newest addition to our team, Greg Geffken. Greg has recently joined our service team and is very excited to be apart of our team. Some of you may recognize him because he is also a long term resident of Abberly Place. If you see him, please welcome him and congratulate him on his new position here at Abberly Place!
No, we are not running a back to school special, but we are offering a BOGO deal on our storage units. These are approximately 3.5’ x 5’. They come in handy for the storage of beach chairs and accessories, pool toys and floats, golf clubs and other sporting equipment or anything else you may need space for. Give us a call at 919-772-6545 or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you want more information.
Abberly Place would like to welcome the newest addition to the Abberly Place Family…Baby Chloe Leigh Adams! The Accounts Administrator Courtney Adams and her husband CJ welcomed their sweet bundle of joy on July 20th weighing 8 lbs 6 oz. Both Courtney and Chloe are doing wonderful. We are already missing Courtney at work and can not wait for her to return in September. In the meantime, we know she will be spoiling that precious baby girl! Congratulations to Courtney and CJ!
Popsicles By The Pool
We know that Abberly Residents are the “coolest” of all, but since August is typically the hottest month of the year, we decided we would help you cool off even more. Your Abberly Team will be handing out popsicles to residents at both pools at various times throughout the month of August. We hope that you all enjoy!
A Downtown Walking Food Tour
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 – Sun, Dec 14, 2014, 2:30 pm-5:30 pm
It’s fun, informative and delicious.
Experience a guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all five downtown districts to sample a cross-section of some of Raleigh’s unique local restaurant venues, blended together with some forgotten historical tidbits that leaves you full of new insights on the downtown culinary landscape. On the tour, folks will walk and take the R-Line circulator to each districts, stopping numerous times for sample tastings and inside stories from five to six local establishments.
For example, A new Asian restaurant that takes you to the next level of culinary creativity, or a landmark Italian restaurant with a French flare, a gastro-pub that redefines upscale, a fun, fine dining experience that won't break the bank, and many more!
Tours are scheduled Saturday afternoons and tickets must to be purchased in advance online.
Garner National Night Out Slated
August 5, 2014
The Garner Police Department, in association with The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and Target, announces that the 31st Annual National Night Out (NNO) against crime will be held on Aug. 5. Over 37 million people in more than 16,000 communities across the United States will join forces to promote police-community partnerships, safety, and neighborhood unity.
This year the Garner Police Department will once again partner with Target of Garner in hosting an event at the Target store located at White Oak Crossings, from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. Garner Police, Garner Fire and Rescue, Wake County EMS, and Wake Med will all be on hand to talk about the prevention of crime and ways to avoid unintentional injury. Target and other local businesses will be providing food and games for the whole family.
Monday, August 18 -Sunday, August 24, 2014
Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week—a weeklong dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city!
Participating restaurants will offer tantalizing, three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30 per person, depending on the venue (tax and tip not included). This year, select venues will also offer a new and exciting “Elite Experience” option, an exclusive multi-course culinary dinner including drink pairings, an appetizer, and dessert for $65.
Savor the delectable dishes prepared by downtown Raleigh's finest dining establishments during this popular foodie event. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest buzz, trending #DRRW. Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week is a merchant program produced by Downtown Raleigh Alliance.
Reservations are strongly recommended.
Skinny, Mini Mexican Meatball Tostada Appetizers
Delight everyone with these itty, bitty meatballs atop a mini tostada. This is such a yummy and simple appetizer to make that it might just become your go-to recipe! You can make the meatballs in advance and store in the freezer. When you need them, just defrost in microwave, assemble the tostadas and serve! The skinny for each appetizer, 31 calories 1 gram fat and 1 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. So cute and so fun to eat!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 12 minutes
Ingredients for Meatballs:
1 egg, I like Eggland’s Best eggs
1 cup onions, finely chopped
¼ cup cornmeal
1 (1 oz) package Lawry’s taco seasoning
2 tablespoons salsa
1 pound extra lean ground beef
Ingredients for Tostadas:
48 Tostitos Baked Scoops, see shopping tip
3 cups romaine lettuce, shredded or chopped fine
½ cup The BEST Skinny Ranch Dressing (3 ingredients)
or fat-free sour cream
½ cup salsa, I like Pace Medium Chunky Salsa or your favorite
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together egg, onions, cornmeal, taco seasonings and salsa.
Add beef or turkey and blend well.
- Using a measuring tablespoon, scoop 1 level tablespoon for each meatball and roll into a ball. Repeat to make 48 meatballs. Place meatballs on a baking pan. Bake uncovered for about 12 minutes, until cooked completely. These can be prepped in advance and reheated before serving. They also freeze well.
- To assemble each mini tostada: Place 1 tablespoon lettuce in each baked scoop. Drizzle with ½ teaspoon ranch or sour cream. Add 1 meatball. Drizzle ½ teaspoon salsa on top of each. Repeat to make 48 meatballs.
- Serve at once.
Makes 48 mini meatball tostadas
Time’s A-Tickin’ ,
Renew Your Lease Today!
We know that you all get busy and sometimes things slip through the cracks. Don’t let the expiration date on your lease sneak up on you.
You should get a friendly reminder from our office when it’s time to renew.
If your lease expires in August or September and you still have not renewed, please stop by or call our office for a new lease to be sent to your door as soon as possible.
We appreciate you choosing Abberly Place as your home and look forward to you staying for a while longer!
Rent vs. Buying
The Argument Against Home Ownership
By James Surowiecki
The New Yorker
Americans may disagree about nearly everything, but few contest the idea that owning your home is a good thing. Paeans to homeownership are a commonplace for American politicians, and, since the nineteen-thirties, public policy has been designed to make home buying cheaper and easier. Homeownership, the argument goes, has tremendous social benefits, stabilizing neighborhoods and making people more willing to invest in their communities.
And it has economic benefits, too, serving as a forced-savings program that allows people to leverage their incomes and build wealth. Homeownership “provides financial security for families,” Mel Martinez, the former H.U.D. Secretary, has said, and it “generates economic strength that fuels the entire nation.”
That never seemed more true than in the years from 1994 to 2005, when the percentage of Americans who own homes rose by almost ten per cent, and the amount of wealth tied up in property soared. But our generation of home owning has blinded us to the fact that, along with the benefits, it has some very real costs — costs that only get bigger as the ranks of homeowners swell. The housing boom undoubtedly helped the economy’s growth rate and made lots of first-time home buyers happy. Unfortunately, it may also end up prolonging and deepening the current downturn.
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Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the following buildings during the month of August; Please make a note for yourselves if your building is on the list. 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.
8/13 – 800 Pine Walk Circle
8/14 – 1000 Pine Walk Circle
8/20 – 1300 Plantation Pine Circle
8/21 – 600 Sagestone Way
8/27 – 1400 Tumbling Stone Way
8/28 – 900 Copperline Drive
Breezeway Pressure Washing
Our Service Team will be pressure washing breezeways in the following buildings in August. We pressure wash the breezeways and stairwells only. Patios and decks are not including in this routine cleaning.
If you would like to clean your patio or deck area, we ask that you use a broom and a damp cloth with mild cleaning solution. Please do not dump water or cleaning products on the deck if you live on the upper levels. We do not want your below neighbors to be inconvenienced with water on their belongings.
On the day that your breezeway is scheduled to be cleaned, we ask that you remove anything outside your front door that you do not want to get wet.
Also, it is a good idea to place a towel at the base of your door just inside to keep water from forming a puddle inside. Thanks to all of you for helping us keep Abberly beautiful!
Pressure Washing Schedule:
8/5 – 200 Abberly Crest Blvd
8/7 – 300 Abberly Crest Blvd
8/12 – 400 Plantation Pine Circle
8/14 – 1600 Tumbling Stone Way
8/19 – 900 Copperline Drive
8/21 – 300 Copperline Drive
8/26 – 600 Pine Walk Circle
8/28 – 800 Pine Walk Circle