The Abberly Place office will be closed on Wednesday, March 8th. We will be attending our annual Awards Banquet. If you have a maintenance emergency, please call 919-772-6545 and follow directions to have a service member call you back.
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day is on Friday, March 17th. Some of the things that represent St. Patrick’s Day are shamrocks, leprechauns, and the color green. People have considered shamrocks as good-luck symbols since earliest times, and today people of many other nationalities also believe they bring good luck.
A leprechaun is a fairy who looks like a small, old man about 2 feet tall. He is often dressed like a shoemaker, with a crooked hat and a leather apron. According to legend, leprechauns are aloof and unfriendly. They live alone, and pass the time making shoes. They also have a hidden pot of gold! In the 19th century, however, green became used as a symbol for Ireland. In Ireland, there is plentiful rain and mist, so the 'Emerald Isle' really is green all year-round.
The beautiful green landscape was probably the inspiration for the national color. Wearing the color green is considered an act of paying tribute to Ireland. It is said that it also brings good luck, especially when worn on St. Patrick's Day. Many long years ago, playful Irish children began the tradition of pinching people who forgot to wear green on St. Patrick's Day and the tradition is still practiced today.
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the buildings listed below during the month of March. 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.
3/14 – 200 Abberly Crest Blvd
3/16 – 300 Abberly Crest Blvd
3/21 – 400 Plantation Pine Circle
3/23 – 200 Calico Creek Drive
3/28 – 700 Copperline Drive
3/30 – 1600 Tumbling Stone Way
It is March so that means spring is almost here! We have had a milder winter this year and hopefully the cold weather has passed us. There are so many wonderful things about springtime. The grass is green, flowers start to bloom, birds start to chirp and it stays lighter much longer. What is your favorite thing about spring? Another good thing about spring is it means that summer is right around the corner!
Help Us Keep the Grounds Clean
While we try to keep the newsletter fun and positive, we at times need to send out friendly reminders. We have noticed that there has been a lot of trash in the parking lot areas as well as cigarette butts. Please make sure that you are taking trash to the compactor area. Also, please make sure that you are disposing your cigarette butts properly. We take pride in our community and we want you all to do the same. Please help us keep our community clean and beautiful!
Roasted Corn Dip
- 1 bag of frozen corn (family size)
- 1 package 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 4 whole Green Onions
- 4 ounces, weight Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
- 4 ounces, weight Monterey Jack Cheese, Grated
- 4 ounces, weight Queso Fresco, Cotija, Or Similar Mexican Cheese
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (more To Taste)
- Salt And Pepper, to taste
- Juice Of 1 Lime
- Several Dashes Hot Sauce
- Place the cooked bag of corn in a bowl and add cream cheese, sour cream, and green onions. Whip it until it's totally combined. Add the cheeses, cumin, paprika, cayenne, salt, and pepper, lime juice, and hot sauce. Mix again.
- Cover and refrigerate the dip for at least 2 hours before serving. Option: Sprinkle chopped cilantro and/or jalapenos on top.
- For another option, place the dip in a baking dish and cover with melted cheese. Bake at 375 until hot and bubbly!
- Serve with corn chips, tortilla chips, or potato skins!
Raleigh St. Patrick's Day
Parade and Festival
Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00AM
How it all began:
The parade started in 1983 with a dozen or so enthusiastic Irish-Americans marching down Wilmington St. to the delight and curiosity of downtown residents, merchants and shoppers. The parade was organized initially by John McIntyre and Gail Massari. John and Gail kept the parade going and growing until 1988 when John was transferred to Germany. Prior to leaving for Germany they asked Raleigh's Friends of Ireland (FOI) organization to continue the work they started. The FOI board agreed to organize the parade. Frank Mellage became involved with the parade at that time. He served on the Parade committee from 1989-1992 and became Chairman of the committee for the 1993 St. Patrick's Day Parade. In 2000 an independent Raleigh Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee was formed with members from other local Irish organizations. The 2017 Parade will be the 35th!
Daylight Savings Time
Daylight saving time is always the second Sunday in March, so for 2017 Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 12th at 2 a.m. When the clock strikes 2 a.m., it is moved forward to 3 a.m. for a majority of the United States.
States and regions that abstain from daylight saving time include Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation, which does it), Hawaii, and the overseas territories of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands.
This is done for various reasons and has as much to do with politics as it does with location. Lastly, while it is officially called “daylight saving time,” it is colloquially known as “daylight savings time.” What do you say?