(Daylight Savings Time Ends)
It is that time again where we set our clocks back. This year daylight savings time will end at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th.
Whether you are staying in to catch up on some sleep or going out for a night on the town, make sure you set your clock back! We all love that extra hour of sleep right?!
Being thankful does more for you then you might think. It can help you manage stress and boost your immune system. Give these practices a try:
~ Keep an inspiration and gratitude journal
~Ask a friend to join you and email each other 10 things you are grateful for each week
~Write on a small piece of paper one thing you are grateful for everyday and then put the paper in a jar
Try these practices out and let us know what you think!
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!
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! 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.
WRAL Holiday Parade
The 2016 WRAL Raleigh Holiday Parade will be held Saturday, November 19, 2016. Join us for the largest Holiday Parade between Washington, DC and Atlanta. The parade begins at 9:40 a.m. and will be about an hour in a half long. Here are some details about the parade:
- Begins on Hillsborough Street at St. Mary's Street
- Proceeds to the State Capitol
- Turns right onto Salisbury Street
- Turns left onto Morgan St.
- Turns right onto Fayetteville St
- and continues to Lenoir Street where it disbands
If this does not put you in the Holiday Spirit then we are not sure what will. Go ahead and mark your calendars because you will not want to miss this event!
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the buildings listed below during the month of November. 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.
11/8 – 200 Abberly Crest Blvd.
11/10 – 300 Abberly Crest Blvd.
11/15 – 400 Plantation Pine Circle
11/17 – 200 Calico Creek Drive
11/22 – 700 Copperline Drive
11/23 – 1600 Tumbling Stone Way
Rent vs. Buying
In today's economy, with unpredictable lay offs and relocations, people are choosing to rent housing versus buying a home. Renting offers short term obligation for those people who are uncertain what their financial standing will be in the near future.
If your company decides to downsize or relocate, you will not be locked into a 30 year mortgage. Most apartment communities offer flexible lease terms and options to break a contract if something unfortunate, like a job loss, happens.
Also, with renting an apartment, you will get the convenience of onsite amenities and benefits such as fitness centers, swimming pools, business centers and 24 hour maintenance. You will never have to replace an appliance or do any home repairs. This saves time and money.
We are happy that you all have decided to rent with Abberly for at least a little while and hope that you all will stay for a long time to come!
While many realize that Veterans Day, which always falls on November 11, is a day to honor our Veterans, few realize the historical significance behind the day. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. Therefore, the day is always recognized on November 11th, regardless of the day of the week the 11th falls on. In 1919, President Wilson commemorated the first Armistice Day with these words:
To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"
We would like to thank each and every one of our residents that have served and who are serving our country. We thank you for your sacrifices, love, and loyalty that you have to this county…The United States of America! We would also like to thank Eric Bogacki, our Assistant Service Manager, for his service in the Air Force.
Ridgewood Turkey Trot is a Triangle-area Thanksgiving tradition – and the largest Thanksgiving event in Raleigh, NC. Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving Dinner and help fight Multiple Sclerosis! One can find fun for the entire family and a great time for visiting relatives. It is also a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. With competitive and recreational 8K events, a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and a 100-yard Kid's Dash (age 7 and under), there is an event for everyone. For more information about this even please visit runinfinity.com/race/raleigh-ridgewood-turkey-trot
Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th in honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We hope that each of you enjoys this holiday and you get to spend it with family and friends.
We are thankfully for many things, but one thing that we are very thankful for is YOU! We love our residents and we are so lucky to have each of you call Abberly Place Home!
Canned Goods For The Holiday's
It is that time of the year again! It is so hard to believe that the holidays are approaching and they are right around the corner. Last year, we collected canned goods to donate to the Garner Area Missions and this event was a huge success. If you donate at least 5 cans of food, you will receive one ticket that will enter you into our drawing for our holiday party in December. You will receive 1 ticket per 5 cans of food and the maximum amount of tickets we can give 1 person (or 1 household) is 5 tickets. For example, to receive 5 tickets, you would need to donate 25 cans of food. If you choose to donate more then 25 cans of food, that is perfectly fine and we are sure that the Raleigh Rescue Mission will be very appreciative. Please feel free to start bringing canned goods by our office anytime!
Children's Coat Drive
This year we are participating in a coat drive collecting new and slightly used coats for children. We have already collected close to 50 coats and we would love to add to this! We will be collecting these coats through the month of November and at the end of the month, we will take the coats to the Salvation Army. This is for a great cause and you could help keep a little one warm this winter. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact our office. We are looking forward to seeing some coats come though our door in the near future!
Breezeway Pressure Washing
Our Service Team will be pressure washing breezeways in the following buildings in November. We pressure wash the breezeways and stairwells only. Patios and decks are not including in this routine cleaning.
If you would like to clean your patio or deck area, we ask that you use a broom and a damp cloth with mild cleaning solution. Please do not dump water or cleaning products on the deck if you live on the upper levels. We do not want your below neighbors to be inconvenienced with water on their belongings.
On the day that your breezeway is scheduled to be cleaned, we ask that you remove anything outside your front door that you do not want to get wet.
Also, it is a good idea to place a towel at the base of your door just inside to keep water from forming a puddle inside. Thanks to all of you for helping us keep Abberly Place beautiful!
11/8 – 600 Pine Walk Circle
11/9 – 800 Pine Walk Circle
11/15 – 400 Plantation Pine Circle
11/22 – 300 Abberly Crest Blvd.
11/29 – 200 Abberly Crest Blvd.
11/4 – 1500 Copperline Drive
11/10 – 1100 Copperline Drive
11/17 – 900 Copperline Drive
11/23 – 700 Copperline Drive
11/30 – 300 Copperline Drive