Monday, August 17-Sunday, August 23, 2015
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 delectable, three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30 per person, depending on the venue (tax and tip not included). This year, Restaurant Week has expanded to include lunch menus, as well as an exciting new Do-It-Yourself Progressive Dinner option. The DIY Progressive Dinner encourages patrons to visit a different restaurant for each course on a tantalizing tour of downtown dining.
Savor the delicious 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.
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!
Towne Players Present 'Shrek Jr. the Musical'
The Towne Players summer youth theater camp is presenting "Shrek Jr. the Musical" Aug. 6-8 at Garner Performing Arts Center. Shows are at 8 p.m. each night with an additional 2 p.m. matinee show on Saturday, Aug. 8. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. The youth theater camp was featured in Garner's winning 2013 All-America City campaign. Come on out for one of the shows--they promise to be great fun!
Make Happiness Happen
What makes someone happy varies from person to person, but everyone has the ability to make happiness happen. Here are a few ideas to increase your smiles this month.
~ Reserve time for yourself everyday. Spend it doing something that you love like dancing, cooking, or reading.
~ Keep happy people by your side. Great attitudes are contagious and if you are going through a hard time, having a support system of friends who are positive can make your feel better and cared for.
~ Turn your focus on helping others. It could even be something small such as holding a door for someone.
~ Try joining a happy community like the social media experiment 100 Happy Days.
~ Exercise can improve thinking, learning, and judgment skills. Try to move as much as you can and make it an activity that you enjoy.
National Night Out in Garner Slated for Aug. 4 2015
The Garner Police Department, in association with the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and Target, announces that the 32nd Annual National Night Out (NNO) against crime will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 6-8:30 p.m. The Garner Police Department will once again partner with Target of Garner in hosting an event at the Target store located at Garner Towne Square, 2700 Timber Drive.
Garner Police, Garner Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Inc., Wake County EMS and other public safety agencies will 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.
Several Garner neighborhoods are also planning to have their own events. Everyone is encouraged to leave outside lights on, lock their doors and get together with neighbors to recognize National Night Out. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs and youth events.
If you have any questions about National Night Out or would like to see your community get more involved in events like this, please contact Garner Police Sgt. Chris Adams at (919) 772-8810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheesy Corn Dip
- 3 (11 ounce) cans mexicorn whole kernel corn, drained
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chilies
- 2⁄3 cup green onion, chopped
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1. In a medium to large bowl, Combine sour cream,mayonnaise and cumin.
2. Stir well.
3. Add corn,cheese,chiles,black pepper,and onions to the sour cream mixture.
4. Stir with a wooden spoon (are whatever you have) til all is combined.
5. Cover and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
6. (overnight is what I do, the seasonings are blended in better) Serve with warm tortilla chips.
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the buildings listed below during the month of August. Please make a note for yourselves if your building is on the list below. 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.
8/4 – 800 Pine Walk Circle
8/6 – 1000 Pine Walk Circle
8/11 – 1300 Plantation Pine Circle
8/13 – 600 Sagestone Way
8/18 – 1400 Tumbling Stone Way
8/20 – 900 Copperline Drive
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!
Breezeway Pressure Washing
Our Service Team will continue to pressure wash breezeways throughout the summer and fall, weather permitting. The August schedule is listed below. On the day that your building is scheduled, please remove anything from outside your front door to prevent damage and place a towel just inside your font door to keep water out of your foyer. Thank you all for your cooperation in keeping the community beautiful.
8/12 – 600 Pine Walk Circle
8/13 – 800 Pine Walk Circle
8/19 – 1000 Pine Walk Circle
8/20 – 1000 Calico Creek Drive
8/26 – 1400 Tumbling Stone Way
8/27 – 800 Calico Creek Drive
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 truer 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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