Our July resident party will take place at the Phase 2 pool and Resident Activity Center on July 24th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
We are planning to have some good old summer fare consisting of hot dogs and sides and cold drinks to go with them.
We will have DJ Shannon with us to get the party started with some tunes and games. Please come out and splash and play with us.
Are you already running out of ideas to keep everyone busy for the summer? Short on funds and want to do something locally that won’t break the bank?
Well, there are tons of things going on this summer in Wake and Johnston County that can get you out of the house and some are even FREE….
Whether you want to take a Historic Tour of Raleigh and learn more about how “oak city” got it’s roots or if you enjoy outside concerts, you can find something to do in the area. There are great summer camps and parks in the area as well.
Lake Benson Park and White Deer Park are two wonderful parks with walking trails and picnic areas and they are both located here in Garner.
Just go to garnernc.gov for more information. You can also visit events.triangle.com, to locate other local events this summer.
One of our favorite things is to go to downtown Raleigh on Thursday nights and enjoy live music, good food and family fun. The event is called Oak City 7 and you can read more about it at oakcity7.com.
To Rent or Buy?
Examining Market Options in 2012
To buy or not to buy? That is the question.” Taking a cue from Hamlet, this question is on the minds of many people contemplating moving.
“Many are taking advantage of this slightly-down market by buying, while others are opting not to buy at all, but rather to remain renters until the economy and/or their own fortunes are more favorable for securing a mortgage and purchasing property,” says Marilyn Harra Kaye, president of MLBKaye International Realty Inc. “
Real estate has traditionally kept up with inflation, but the buyer knows in the short run about their finances, stability and needs, so paying for it becomes a personal issue.”
Continue reading at http://cooperator.com
Oak City 7- Raleigh’s Free Summer Concert Series
The concerts continue every other Thursday through the summer.
Admission is free to the public and the events take place from 5pm to 10pm every other Thursday, beginning the Thursday after Memorial Day, and ending the Thursday before Labor Day. There will be seven shows total.
OC7 features notable local and regional bands along with food trucks and local and craft beers. The genres will include Americana, Indie Rock, Folk Rock, and Bluegrass.
OC7 does not utilize any taxpayer money and is 100% sponsor driven. The series will drive substantial revenue into the local economy encouraging attendees to visit local shops, bars, and restaurants before and after each event.
Showcasing amazing local products, services, and artists is the foundation for Oak City 7, all the while providing the public with a comfortable and enjoyable free concert setting.
We are happy to see all of our residents enjoying the warm weather and the pools at Abberly. It’s always a popular spot for the summer.
We want to remind you that if you chose to use the grills, please respect others by cleaning off the cooking surface for the next person.
Also, there are pool rules posted at each pool and we ask that you take time to read them and abide by them.
Some of the rules that we feel need to be addressed directly are:
- NO GLASS OF ANY KIND INSIDE THE POOL AREAS - We are still having problems with people following this rule. If the Wake County Inspector shows up to do a surprise inspection and he finds someone with glass, he could CLOSE THE POOL FOR THE REST OF THE SUMMER!
- No more than 2 guests (per apartment) at the pool or any of the amenities.
- No outside music devices, such as radios, are allowed. We have music playing at the pools that is appropriate for all ages so that everyone can enjoy it. IPods and MPs players are fine with ear buds.
- No one under the age of 16 is allowed at the pools without an adult.
- No corn hole boards or other games are allowed inside the pool gates.
- No throwing items that could hit or hurt someone in the pool areas.
Some other rules but not all are:
- No pets allowed inside the pool or the pool deck areas.
- No horseplay or running in the pool area.
- No one allowed inside the pool areas before 10:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m. and the pools are closed on Mondays (most of the day) for cleaning and treatment.
Please let us know if you have any questions about any of the Pool Rules.
Grilled Caesar Kabobs
- 4 small potatoes, scrubbed and halved
- 1 lb boneless beef sirloin steak or boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 medium red and/or green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 medium onion, cut into 8 wedges
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup fat-free Caesar vinaigrette dressing
- In medium saucepan, heat 4 cups water to a boil over high heat. Add potatoes and cook 20 minutes or until fork-tender.
- Meanwhile heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
- In large bowl, combine beef or chicken, potatoes, peppers, onion and pepper. Stir in dressing. Alternately thread meat and vegetables onto 4 metal skewers. Place on grill rack. Cover and grill kabobs 4 to 6 inches from medium heat, turning occasionally, 15 minutes for beef, 25 minutes for chicken, or until meat is no longer pink.
Patios and Decks
For those of you who do have an outside living area such as a patio or deck, you are responsible for keeping that clean and uncluttered. If you need to clean your patio area, please do so with a damp cloth or sponge and avoid dumping large amounts of water that runs down to the patio or deck below.
Outside areas are not to be used as storage for things other than “normal” patio items such as furniture, flower pots and decorative items.
If you store a grill on the patio, you must have the gas tank disconnected at all times and you are not allowed by law to use the grill within 10 feet of any building structure. Thank you all for keeping your areas tidy.
Water Bill Payments
As you all know, your water bill comes from YES Energy Management and is billed monthly. You should send your payment directly to YES or you can go to their website and pay online. That website is www.yesnavitas.com.
If you get behind on your water bills, and become 60 days delinquent, your payment can be made payable to Abberly Place for the complete amount owed.
Please note that if your account does become 60 days delinquent, all Abberly Place amenities will be restricted including the pools and RAC.
Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions about your water bill.
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 http://abberlyplace.com, and tell us how we are doing.
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the following buildings during the month of July; 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.
7/10 – 600 Pine Walk Circle
7/11 – 400 Plantation Pine Circle
7/17 – 200 Abberly Crest Blvd
7/18 – 1200 Tumbling Stone Way
7/24 – 1400 Tumbling Stone Way
7/25 – 1600 Tumbling Stone Way
7/31 – 300 Copperline Dr.
Pressure Washing Breezeways
Our Service Team will continue to pressure wash breezeways throughout the summer and fall, weather permitting. The July 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.
July 2 – 800 Calico Creek Dr.
July 9 – 900 Copperline Dr.
July 11– 1000 Calico Creek Dr.
July 16 – 1100 Copperline Dr.
July 18 – 1200 Tumbling Stone Way
July 23 – 1400 Tumbling Stone Way
July 25 – 1500 Copperline Dr.
July 30 – 1600 Tumbling Stone Way
Going on Vacation?
Are you planning that vacation this summer that you have been dreaming of….we hope you enjoy where ever your heart takes you! Don’t forget to alert the post office to hold your mail during that long trip. You can go by the Garner Post Office and fill out a hold form or go to the website, holdmail.usps.com. Have fun!