Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American Labor Movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. Our office will be closed on September 7th for Labor Day. We will reopen on September 8th. We hope that you all enjoy this holiday. It is the last holiday during summer which means fall is right around the corner!
This is just a reminder that the compactor is area IS NOT MEANT FOR FURNITURE. If you have furniture items that you do not want, it is your responsibility to remove these items from your home and take them to the appropriate place (Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Dump)…
Abberly Place would not be one of those places. Not only is this an eyesore for our residents/future residents, we have to pay to have the items removed. Also, the cardboard bin is meant only for cardboard. Please do not lift the top of this for your trash… this is what that compactor is for.
We do have compactors in both phases and they are located behind the brick walls. If you follow the sidewalk, it will direct you right to it. We also have recycling in both phases.
With fall approaching this means that football season will be kicking off! Whether you are a NFL Fan or College Fan, there is nothing like a good football game. This also means FANTASY FOOTBALL…who will you draft?! As far as College Football goes, we know that football and basketball season can be a heated discussion in this area. With 3 major universities in this area we have several Duke, NCSU, and UNC fans that live here at Abberly Place. We know that you all are looking forward to football season and we wish your team the best of luck!
4 Quick Ways to Improve Yourself
Admit it-each person is a work in progress. Take this month to focus on improving yourself. Here are a few tips:
~ Leave excuses behind and stick to the goals and commitments you have set for yourself.
~ Practice being kind to others at all times – you never know what they might be going through.
~ Send a thank you note to a friend or a coworker who helped you or deserves it for being wonderful.
~ Learn from hard times. If something is affecting you negatively, search for the silver-lining, or at least a chance to grow from the experience.
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!
On Thursday, September 10th we will be doing a drive-by breakfast for our residents! We will have staff members located at all the entrances/exits of the community. We will be passing out breakfast items such as muffins, pastries, doughnuts, juice/water and things of this nature. We will start handing out breakfast around 8 that morning. We hope to see you then!
Slow Cooker Pizza Dip
- 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
- 1 cup chopped turkey pepperoni, (from 6-ounce package
- 8 medium green onions, chopped (1/2 cup)
- ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1 can (2 1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened and cubed 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
- Broccoli flowerets, cherry tomatoes and carrot sticks, if desired (you can also use crackers/chips)
1. Mix pizza sauce, pepperoni, onions, bell pepper and olives in 1 1/2-quart slow cooker.
2. Cover and cook on low heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until mixture is hot.
3. Stir in mozzarella cheese and cream cheese until melted. Serve with vegetables for dipping. Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base.
Air Filter Changes
The Service Team will be changing air filters in the buildings listed below during the month of September. 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.
9/8 – 1500 Plantation Pine Circle
9/10- 1600 Plantation Pine Circle
9/15 – 1800 Plantation Pine Circle
9/17 – 800 Calico Creek Circle
9/22 - 1000 Calico Creek Drive
9/24 - 1200 Tumbling Stone Way
Fall is Here
Fall is finally here! The first day of fall is on September 23rd. Maybe this means these hot humid days will soon be something of the past. There is nothing like the slightly cooler mornings, different colored leafs, pumpkins, fall colors and fragrances, football, fall flavored coffees, candy corn, mums, pumpkins, hay rides, crock pot dinners…..did we mention pumpkins?! What is your favorite thing about fall?!
Breezeway Pressure Washing
Our Service Team will be pressure washing breezeways in the following buildings in September. 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 beautiful!
9/9 – 900 Plantation Pine Circle
9/10 – 1200 Plantation Pine Circle
9/16 – 1300 Plantation Pine Circle
9/17 – 600 Sagestone Way
9/23 – 400 Sagestone Way
9/24 – 200 Calico Creek Drive
Welcome Baby Austin!
Larry, a member of our service team, and his wife Asiaa welcomed their first child, Austin Deon Stokes, on August 22nd! Austin weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and was 21 inches long. If you see Larry, make sure you congratulate him on his new baby boy!