The Pools are now OPEN!
We are happy to announce that the pools have been inspected and are open for swimming. We are excited that pool season is here and everyone can now enjoy them.
Please remember that there are pool rules posted at each pool and we ask that you take time to read them and abide by them.
Some, but not all rules are:
- No pets allowed inside the pool or the pool deck areas.
- No more than 2 guests at a time allowed per apartment.
- ABSOLUTELY NO glass containers of any kind allowed in the pool areas.
- No horseplay or rough housing allowed or throwing items in the pool.
- No one allowed inside the pool areas before 10:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
Please let us know if you have any questions about any of the Pool Rules.
Do you think you can sing? Do you think that your voice is one of a kind? If so, you may be the next Abberly Idol. Please join us on Thursday, May 21 for all the fun! This event will take place in the Resident Activity Center at 6:00.
We will have food, beverages, and some live entertainment for you! We will have a DJ and karaoke machine so you can pick out your favorite song. This is a laid back event that has been very fun and successful in the past.
The winner will receive $200 off of June’s Rent, so start practicing now! Please call our office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.
Our office will be closed on May 25th in recognition of Memorial Day.
We hope you all have a good holiday!
Pick Up After Your Pet
IT’S THE LAW
• “It shall be unlawful for any person in charge of a dog to fail to remove feces deposited by the dog on publicly owned property,”
(City code sec. 12-3011-B)
IT’S IN THE LEASE
• “Pets must be “walked” away from apartment premises. The resident is responsible for cleaning up pet wastes; failure to do so will result in a $25 penalty”
(Pet Addendum, Items #4 & #5 of the lease agreement)
IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO
• “Resident agrees that if, in the opinion of the management (based on complaints) the pet becomes a nuisance, the pet must be removed or legal action will be initiated.”
(Pet Addendum, Items #4 & #5 of the lease agreement)
It is against the law for domesticated animals such as dogs and cats to run unrestrained within the City Limits. They must be confined to their guardian's property or walked on a leash. Guardians of dogs and cats can receive a misdemeanor citation for allowing their pets to run at large.
If you have any questions about walking your pet on a leash or about picking up after your pet, please let us know. The specifics above are pretty cut and dry and we still have residents who abuse the pet policy….the law. Please know that having a pet in your home is considered a privilege not a right.
Your Abberly Place Team would like to wish all of the Abberly Place Mom’s a very Happy Mother’s Day!
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. You need to also avoid putting several things out in the grass/yard areas, because this makes it difficult for out landscapers to do their job.
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.
Do you love yoga? Maybe you have yet to give it a try and you have been waiting for the right opportunity. Well that time is here! Zin Yoga and Wine Studio will be offering a free yoga class for our residents on Saturday, May 16th at the phase 1 pool.
The class will start at 10:30 a.m. If you have your own yoga mat, please bring it with you. They will have extras for those who need them. This class is designed for those who are beginners and for those of you who may be more experienced with yoga.
The instructor, Kara, said that this class will be a slow and steady pace with the balance of flowing movement and breath awareness. This will create a deep sense of calm and openness.
While focusing on accessible poses, this class will provide a perfect way for new students to try Vinyasa Yoga in a slow, supportive, and welcoming environment. This will help the more experienced student unwind and relax.
Please call our office to reserve your spot today. You will not want to miss this event! It will help you start your Saturday off in the right way and it will leave you wanting more!
Red Skin Potato Salad
- 2 pounds clean/scrubbed new red potatoes
- 6 eggs
- 1 pound of bacon
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 stalk of celery finely chopped
- 2 cups of mayonnaise
- Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and set in the refrigerator to cool.
2. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
3. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
4. Chop the cooled potatoes, leaving skin on. Add to a large bowl, along with the eggs, bacon, onion and celery. Add mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste. Chill for an hour before serving.
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the buildings listed below during the month of April. 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.
5/5 – 1500 Plantation Pine Circle
5/7 – 1600 Plantation Pine Circle
5/12 – 1800 Plantation Pine Circle
5/14 – 800 Calico Creek Drive
5/19 – 1000 Calico Creek Drive
5/21 – 1200 Tumbling Stone Way
Breezeway Pressure Washing
Our Service Team will be pressure washing the following buildings during the month of April. Please take note if your building is on the list. We ask that you remove anything outside your front door area and to place a towel on the floor inside your front door to prevent water from coming in. Thank you.
5/5 – 1200 Plantation Pine Circle
5/7 – 1300 Plantation Pine Circle
5/12 – 1400 Plantation Pine Circle
5/14 – 200 Calico Creek Drive
5/19 - 1500
Rent vs. Buying
The American dream is shifting from “for sale” to a “for rent” mindset as multi-family living increases in popularity due to choice and NOT economic necessity. The incentives are Unlimited! Here are just a few: Short Term commitment - leases are typically 9-15 months and you have the option to leave before the expiration date in exchange for a fee or re-renting the apartment.
Flexibility –your needs or job can change. You are able to relocate much more quickly!
Social Activities are planned for you and your family!
Amenities improve your quality of life and save unnecessary membership fees elsewhere (pools, fitness facility, business center, etc.)
5 Tips for Better Sleep
Getting restful sleep can make such a difference in how you feel. Here’s how to get better shut-eye:
~ Be comfy. Make sure your bedroom is cool, dark and distraction-free.
~ Avoid caffeine. Don’t consume caffeinated products 4-6 hours before bedtime.
~ Break a sweat. Exercising regularly has great health benefits including helping you sleep better. But keep in mind, if excursing gives you more energy, avoid doing it close to your bedtime.
~Unplug. Electronic screens may affect your sleep, so put them away at lease an hour before bed.
~Keep it small. Avoid large meals late at night. If you snack late, these foods may help induce sleep: halibut, avocados, milk, peaches, and potatoes
Facts About the Month of May
According to the early Roman calendar, May was the third month. Later, the ancient Romans used January as the first month and therefore, became the fifth month and it always had 31 days. May was first named for Maia, the Roman goddess of spring and growth. In the North Temperate Zone, May is one of the most beautiful months of the year. Usually, the snow and ice are gone by this time but the hot temperature hasn't arrived yet. In May, the first garden begins to sprout and the wild flowers start to bloom and the trees and grasses turn green. Wild flowers such as forsythia, dogwood, violets, and jack-in-the-box bloom and many birds build their nests to sit on the eggs that will soon hatch.
Water Bill Changes
As many of you are aware, you will no longer be paying your water bill to YES Energy Management. Moving forward, you will receive an invoice that includes your water/sewer/trash and rent all in one. It will be itemized, but the full payment will be due to Abberly Place each month. If you have any questions about the water bill changes, please feel free to contact our office.
We have noticed that there has been more and more speeding through the community over the last several weeks. Residents have expressed their concerns and our staff members have also stopped cars to ask them to slow down. The speed limit throughout the community is 10 mph. There is no reason that anyone should be going over 10 mph. As you know, we have a very large community here and a large percentage of our residents here are also pet owners. This means there are usually several folks out walking their pets at any given time. Please be responsible and drive the speed limit. Thank you for your cooperation.
With the warmer weather approaching, we know that many of our residents will be looking forward to grilling out. With that being said, YOU CAN NOT USE A GRILL ON YOUR PATIO AREA unless it is an electric grill. Gas and charcoal grills are considered to be a fire hazard and we take this very seriously. If you store a gas grill on your patio area, you need to make sure that the gas is disconnected at all times. If you have a grill in your garage, please make sure that the grill is at least 10 feet away from the building when you are using it. If you have any questions or concerns about the grilling policy, please feel free to contact our office.