Daylight Saving Time
When we change our clocks
Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time. On November 2nd, it will be time to “fall” back which means you will set your clock back an hour. While this means you will gain an hour of sleep that night, this means that it will get dark much quicker.
Our office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 27th) and the day after Thanksgiving (November 28th). We will be operating on regular business hours on November 29th.
This year, Thanksgiving falls on November 27th. While many of us will be in the kitchen to prepare a feast for our loved ones, many of us will be traveling to be with loved ones. Thanksgiving is a holiday where we give thanks. We all have so much to be thankful for. Your Abberly Place Staff is thankful for you! We love our residents and we wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!
Go Farm to Fork This Thanksgiving
Enjoy more time with your loved ones and less time in the kitchen! The Raleigh Q-Shack is offering locally raised, all natural fresh turkeys and meals packed for reheating.
Complete meals start at $69.95 and include a choice of three sides, plus Q-shack hush puppy dressing with house made gravy and homemade cranberry sauce.
Only need the bird? Whole Smoked turkeys are $59.95 and feed up to 15 guests.
Sides choices include: Mashed sweet potatoes (organically grown), mashed red potatoes, collard greens (organically grown), green beans, bbq pinto beans, black-eyed peas, cole slaw, potato salad, mac and cheese and cut corn.
Need additional sides? Quarts feed 6-8 people by themselves and are $6.99.
Add on a yummy dessert - Homemade apple, peach or berry cobblers ($18 ea).
Why are we sending this out so early?
We will only be smoking 125 birds! Plus if you order by November 7th, you can save an additional $10 off the Whole Turkey Meal deal. Normally $149, only $139 if you order early!
Order before Saturday, November 22nd to secure your bird! Orders can be placed by you calling The Q-Shack's catering phone number at 919-600-0811. All orders need to be prepaid prior to pickup.
Raleigh Holiday Parade
This year the Raleigh Holiday Parade will be on November 22nd. It will be in Downtown Raleigh and will begin at 9:40 a.m. This event will have beautiful holiday floats and fun events for the entire family.
Make sure you mark your calendar, bundle up, and you are in Downtown Raleigh bright and early on November 22nd because you do not want to miss this event!
Walk Your Dog A Thon
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a Walk Your Dog A Thon! We know that we have several dog owners here at Abberly Place and as a pet owner, we love to showcase our fur babies every chance we get.
This event will be held right here in our community and we would love for you to participate. This event will be held on November 22nd at 10:00 a.m. We will charge an entry fee of $12 per person.
This will include a free T-Shirt and refreshments after the walk. Also, we can not forget about our 4 legged friends…we will have a special treat for them as well!
We will also have someone that will be offering a free ZUMBA Class after the walk for those of you that would like participate. We will also be taking photographs of you and your pet for a very small fee if you are interested. The organization will have Art Work displayed in our Resident Activity Center that you can purchase as well.
All of the money collected will go towards a Non-Profit Organization called Kingdom Advancement. This organization was introduced to us by a current resident. She is very passionate about helping people and has single handily helped build this organization to be the best that it can be.
Kingdom Advancement provides an outreach center (ELEOS Outreach) with focus on The Arts. The have a Dance School, Art School, Music School, Food Pantry, and they provide tutoring.
This program is free to those who can not afford the fees. Not only are they involved locally, they also have a non-profit organization in Kenya called Strategic Missions-Kenya.
In Kenya they provide shelter, food, clothing, education, and teach them entrepreneur skills. They currently are in the process of purchasing land in Kenya to build a more permanent shelter/home to help them provide the things that are listed above.
This home will be large enough to house over 25-30 people. We are thrilled to be apart of this fundraising event and it is a great opportunity for our residents to get involved as well.
If you are interested in joining us for the Walk Your Dog A Thon, please contact our office and speak to either Brandie or Lauren. We hope to hear from you soon!!
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the following buildings during the month of September; 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.
11/5 – 200 Abberly Crest Blvd.
11/6 – 300 Abberly Crest Blvd.
11/12 – 400 Plantation Pine Circle
11/13 - 200 Calico Creek Drive
11/19 – 700 Copperline Drive
11/20 – 1600 Tumbling Stone Way
Pools are Closed
Even though the pools are closed for the season, the pool deck is still opened year round. If it is a warmer day and you would like to grill out, please feel free! You can also enjoy the wonderful fire pit at the phase 2 pool while drinking a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
Please keep in mind that the rules still apply. The pool deck will be opened from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily. Also, there is no glass allowed within the pool gates. Even though the pool is closed, we still do not allow glass in the pool area. Thank you for your cooperation.
Hash Brown Casserole Recipe
This delicious hash brown casserole is perfect for a large dinner or potluck gathering. Use light sour cream and soups to make this delicious casserole a bit lighter (or indulge for the holidays!)
- 1 package (30 ounces) frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
- 10 tablespoons melted butter, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 1 can (10 3/4 ounces each) cream of celery soup
- 1 can (10 3/4 ounces each) cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup finely chopped green onion
- 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
- 1 cup soft fresh breadcrumbs
- Grease a 2- to 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Heat oven to 350°.
- In a large bowl, combine the thawed potatoes, 8 tablespoons of the melted butter, salt, pepper, sour cream, soups, onion, and 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese.
- Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter until well blended.
- Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the casserole, then top with the buttered breadcrumbs.
- Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until hot and lightly browned. Serves 10 to 12
The 11th month of the year is an outstanding one
TIn the Georgian calendar, the calendar that most of the world uses, November is the eleventh moth of the year. However, in the early Roman calendar, it was originally the ninth month. Later, the Roman senate elected to name the eleventh month for Caesar. November is right between fall and winter. Almost all leaves are gone from the tree and lost their colors. The month is referred as the wind month and the bloom month by Anglo-Saxons. It is because November is the month where they killed their animals for food. Those have been harvested in the previous months are either put inside the storage or sent to processing plants or mills. In this month, the farmers will know whether that particular year was successful or not. Because of its beautiful weather, football is the main sport of the month.
TBelow are some fun facts about November:
- The birthstone for November is the topaz.
- The zodiac signs for November are Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) and Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
- The birth flower for November is the chrysanthemum.
- On November 2, 1769, a Spanish expedition reached San Francisco Bay.
- On November 2, 1889, North Dakota became the 39th state of the United States.
- On November 2, 1889, South Dakota became the 40th state of the United States.
- On November 2, 1917, Arthur Balfour proposed settlement of Jewish people in Palestine.
- On November 4, 1979, the U.S. Embassy was taken over by Iranian revolutionaries in Teheran and a group of U.S. citizens were seized as hostages.
- On November 6, 1869, the first intercollegiate football game was played in the United States between Rutgers and Princeton.
- On November 8, 1889, Montana became the 41st state of the United States.
- On November 15, 1935, Manuel Quezon was inaugurated as the first president of the Philippines.
- On November 18, 1883, standard time began in the United States.
- Peanut Butter Lovers Month
- National Good Nutrition Month
- National Pepper Month
- National Sleep Comfort Month
- Aviation History Month
- Election Day - first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
- Thanksgiving Day - fourth Thursday of November
- November 11 - Veteran's Day
Rent vs. Buying
FORTUNE -- Modern America has long paired the "American Dream" with home ownership. The idea of staying put, paying property taxes and periodically mowing the lawn belonged to citizens who were somehow more American than the poor saps who could only afford to rent the place they called home.
The notion isn't accidental. Ownership and the American Dream are deeply linked in government policies that favor mortgages over rent payments, dating back before Herbert Hoover was elected president in 1929.
As secretary of commerce, amid the Red Scare, Hoover trumpeted home ownership, believing that if one had an equity stake in the country, they'd less likely fall under the spell of Communism.What followed during the Great Depression were a spate of federal measures to help troubled homeowners, at a time when half of all mortgages were in default.
Massive government programs supporting ownership still exist today, but record home foreclosures and spiraling prices have forced a redefinition of the American Dream -- one that includes renting.
In today's weak housing market, ownership has ceased to be an investment vehicle that millions used to trade up into the houses of their dreams in the boom years. And it's not an ATM machine for constant refinancing, either. Instead, for the past four years, ownership has been a culprit of distress.
In June, one in every 411 housing units received a foreclosure filing, according to RealtyTrac Inc. Between 2006 and 2009, home prices fell more than 32%, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index.
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.
With the colder temperatures approaching, some of you may have already switched from AC to Heat. We just wanted to let everyone know that when you first use your heat, it is normal to smell a burning smell. This comes from all of the dust that has been sitting on the heating coils through the summer. It may even set your smoke detectors off…this is normal as well. We just wanted to send out this friendly reminder so that no one is alarmed if this happens to you. If you have any questions about this, please contact our office!