Our office will be closed on December 24th and December 25th in recognition of the holiday. We will be operating on regular business hours on December 26th and 27th. Our office will also be closed on January 1st in honor of the new year. We wish each and every one of you a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year!
Your Abberly Place Staff will be volunteering at one of the local soup kitchens on December 9th. Our office will be opened that morning from 9-10 and will be closed from 10-2:00. We are very excited about helping serve those that are less fortunate during the holiday season. This is a very humbling experience and we are so glad that we get to be a part of it!
We are still collecting canned goods to donate to the Raleigh Rescue Mission. You will earn a ticket for every 5 cans that you donate (can not earn more then 5 tickets). We will enter your name into a drawing with a chance to win prizes at our annual holiday party.
Our holiday party is on December 16th, but we will be taking canned goods through the end of December. We hope that this is something that you will participate in. It is for a great cause and it is a wonderful way to help give back to your community!
If you are one of the residents that prefers a live tree for the holiday, we would like to remind you to dispose of it properly. We will have an area beside the exterior wall of the compactor areas. If you will just pile the trees there, our landscaping company will be taking them away for us. Please do not place them inside the compactor or in the recycling areas. Thank you.
Holiday Resident Party
As many of you are aware, our annual holiday party is the best one of the year! We have great food, great prizes and there will be great company. This year, our party will be on Wednesday, December 16th at 6:00 pm in our Resident Activity Center. This is an event that you will not want to miss and we hope to see you there!
Raleigh Winter Fest
This year, Raleigh’s Winter Fest will be held on Saturday, December 5th. This is an event that you will not want to miss. It is something that everyone in your family will enjoy.
There will be a Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Super Slide, Games, and everyone’s favorite….The Outdoor Ice Skating Rink (open from 12 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
The other activities will begin at 3:00 p.m. There will also be a live band, Nuclear Honey, that will start at 5:00. There will be food trucks and vendors also set up.
There will also be a Gingerbread House Contest. This will be held at the Wake County Library. The Gingerbread Houses are insanely beautiful so make sure to stop by to see them. Go ahead and mark your calendars so you can join all the fun!!
Tell Us How We Are Doing
As many of you know, we have become Survey Savvy. We have a survey that we send out to people who have recently moved into Abberly, moved out of Abberly, a Service Request Survey and a general Resident Survey.
We truly want to know what you think and how we are serving you. Our number one goal is always to achieve the highest level of Customer Service.
Without you, our customer, we have no purpose. Your input helps us improve in needed areas or gives us ideas of new things that we can do to enhance your living experience. Please take time to go to our Resident Survey Page, and tell us how we are doing. Thank you!!!
Rent vs. Buying
“Should I continue to rent or should I buy a house?” Often time we hear residents say, “I could buy a house and have a lower monthly payment.”
This is somewhat true if you are only considering the actual mortgage payment. However, few prospective owners truly appreciate and understand how expensive annual maintenance on a house can be.
On average, you should expect to spend 1% to 2% of your house’s value annually on maintenance costs. Owning also requires a different kind of budgeting discipline.
You have to be prepared for the unexpected, like the Air Conditioning/Heating unit having to be replaced, plumbing issues, appliances that decide to stop working, etc.
These are all unexpected costs that can catch a homeowner off guard. Renters, on the other hand, have the convenience of knowing exactly what their monthly housing is going to be.
Also, if they have a maintenance issue, they can call the Service Team and have it taken care of for free!
Lights on the Neuse
Have you and your family been trying to find out where to go to see holiday lights? Well, we have the place for you! Lights on the Neuse is located in Clayton and is just right down the road. You and your family can enjoy an old fashioned hay ride while the holiday spirt invades every part of your body! The lights are amazing and you can make memories that will last a lifetime. The cost of tickets are $10 for 12 years of age and older, $7 for ages 3-7 and ages 2 and under are free of charge. For scheduling and additional information, please visit lightsontheneuse.com.
Bacon Appetizer Crescents
- 1 Package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- 8 slices of bacon (cooked and crumbled)
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup finely chopped onions
- 2 tbsp. chopped parsley
- 1 tbsp. milk
- 2 cans (8 oz each) crescent rolls
Heat Oven to 375
Mix all ingredients expect the crescent rolls. Separate the crescent rolls into 8 triangles (8 per can). Dap a generous amount of mixture into each roll and roll up starting at the short side of the triangle. Place on cookie sheet point side down, and bake for 12-15 minutes. Serve warm
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the buildings listed below during the month of December. 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.
12/8 – 1000 Pine Walk Circle
12/10 – 800 Pine Walk Circle
12/15 – 1300 Plantation Pine Circle
12/17 – 600 Sagestone Way
12/22 – 1400 Tumbling Stone Way
12/29 – 900 Copperline Drive
The holiday season is in full swing and we are noticing all of the pretty decorations that residents have displayed.
It's so fun to ride around the community see all of the glistening lights and pretty trees. Just remember to use caution with your decorations.
Please turn off your lights and trees lights when you are not home and check your extension cords regularly to be sure they are plugged in tightly and are not hot.
If you prefer a live tree, be sure to keep it watered to prevent it from drying out. We would not want any chance of a fire happening. Thanks to you all.