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Auston Chase Apartments June 2015 Newsletter


Around the Town Happenings

Palmetto Bluff Summer Concert Series: Deas Guyz

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Palmetto Bluff Summer Concert Series Cold Beer -- Hot Nights Join us for six hot nights, under the oaks on the Village Green. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. $25 per car (load ‘em up!) at the Gate.

Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County, and their mission to provide temporary shelter, family stability, and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children by mobilizing community resources.

Bring your own chairs. And, you’re favorite Tuesday night date. Food and beverage will be available for purchase (Cash sales only.). If you’re carrying in your own picnic, please bring only hand-held coolers and/or bags. All bags/coolers are subject to inspection.

For updates on any cancellations due to weather, please check our Facebook page. 2015 Lineup: May 19: Cranford Hollow June 9: Deas Guyz June 23: Whitley Deputy July 14: The Bushels July 28: Lowcountry Boil August 11: Davis, Johnson and the Equinox Quintet

Contact:
Event Location
Palmetto Bluff Village Green
19 Village Park Square
Bluffton, SC, 29910
Admission Details: $25

May River Expedition

Thursday, June 11, 2015

This 2-hour exploration of Bluffton's May River aboard research vessel SPARTINA with Marine Biologist, Captain Amber Kuehn is hosted by the Coastal Discovery Museum. You will observe nature up close with a display of live organisms.

A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through this scenic river and salt marsh. From microscopic animals to dolphins, the possibilities are endless. Ask your technical questions and get educated answers.

Cost is $40 adult and $30 child (12 and under)

Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223

Contact:
Program Information
info@coastaldiscovery.org
Event Location
Calhoun Street Dock in Bluffton
end of Calhoun Street, adjacent to Church of the Cross
Bluffton, SC, 29910
Admission Details: Adult $40 Child $30 (12 and under)

Agape Family Life Center Annual Food Drive

June 1 – June 30

We at the Auston Chase Community in a effort for more community outreach, have partnered with the Agape Family Life Center for an annual food drive for the Jasper County area.

These proceeds will go to needy families in the area. Please bring any or all donations to the leasing office. You may also direct any questions to Jemal Thomas, Leasing and Marketing Consultant.

We appreciate your support in a fight to end hunger in the community.

Location:
Auston Chase Apartment Homes
59 Summerlake Circle
Ridgeland SC, 29927


Farmers Markets of the Lowcountry…

Farmers Market of Bluffton
Carson Cottages in Old Town Bluffton 40 Calhoun St.
Winter Farmers Market, Thursdays, Noon-4 p.m. Summer Farmers Market, 2-7 p.m. Fresh produce, plants, prepared foods, live entertainment, children’s programs, educational opportunities and chef demonstrations. (843) 415-2447. farmersmarketbluffton.com

First Saturday:
Hampton Lake Market Day!

Hampton Lake, the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area’s premier lake community, will host a monthly Market Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The Market” will take place at Hampton Lake’s the award winning Lakeside Amenity Village along the porch of the Tackle Box gift shop and Boathouse areas.

Shop for homemade crafts, garden items, fresh flowers & produce, art, jewelry, gifts, fresh baked goods, and more! (843) 836-7463 or cguscio@hamptonlake.com.

Jasper County Farmers Market
Ridgeland 9935 Jacob Smart
Blvd. S. (Hwy. 17)
Fridays, 1-6 p.m. Local and SC Certified fruits and vegetables with a small flea market. EBT is honored. Vendor space is $5 per day. (843) 717-3690. jaspercountychamber.com For more information on our local Farmer’s Markets:
http://www.bluffton.com/farmers-markets-of-the-lowcountry


Get Healthy! Get Fit!

Summer is upon us and it’s time for shorts and swim suits.

Join us as we focus on a healthier lifestyle…

Health & Wellness Corner

Ice Cream Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup light vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, softened at room temperature
  • 24 vanilla wafer cookies (11/2 inches in diameter)
  • 1 ounce dark or bittersweet chocolate (60% to 70% cocoa solids), finely chopped

Directions:

Line a shallow storage container with wax paper. Put a small scoop of ice cream (about 2 teaspoons) on a cookie and top with another cookie. Roll the ice cream sandwich in the chopped chocolate so the chocolate adheres to the ice cream. Place in the wax paper-lined container. Repeat with the remaining ingredients until you have 12 ice cream sandwiches.

Cover and place in the freezer to set for at least 30 minutes, or freeze for up to 1 week.

Serving size: 3 ice cream sandwiches

Per Serving:

Calories 220; Total Fat 8 g (Sat Fat 3 g, Mono Fat 0 g, Poly Fat 0 g); Protein 4 g; Carb 35 g; Fiber 1 g; Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 170 mg

Share your healthy recipes, fitness tips, and success stories with your neighbors. Email Jemal
@jthomas@hhhunt.com to be included in our Health Corner.


Air Conditioning Start-up

Spring is here, which means consistently warmer temperatures! Please take a moment to switch the system in your home over to a/c to check and make sure it is cooling properly. If you experience any issues, please let us know so that we can make repairs. Always leave the system turned on to ensure proper air circulation and moisture control.

Because We Care

We hope that you are enjoying your home at Auston Chase! Please take a moment to complete this brief survey.

We value your feedback and suggestions on how we can serve you better, and of course, compliments are always appreciated!
http://www.liveaustonchase.com/surveys.htm


Check it out!

We now have a Rent Drop Box for your convenience. It is located on the inside right wall of our office. Just drop in your payment and we’ll get it that day.


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Family or Friends Coming to Visit

Call now to reserve our fully furnished, two bedroom guest suite for only $85/night! Feel right at home and enjoy all that Auston Chase has to offer… zero-entry pool, 24/7 access to our state-of-the-art fitness center and game room and internet cafe!

The guest suite comes complete with all linens, kitchen utensils and dinnerware, and is equipped with cable and internet access.


After Hours Emergency Service

In case of a service emergency, please call 843.737.2971. Refer to the Resident Handbook for a list of what is considered an emergency.


Convenience Is Just a Click Away

Out of town or stuck at work? Submit rent payments instantly any time of the day or night! Need service in your apartment? Submit a nonemergency service request 24/7 with the click of a button!

Just visit our Auston Chase community website and click on the links at the left side of the screen for these services and more! Not only will it save you time, but it’s also an environmentally friendly option!


Maintenance Tip

Fire Safety part 2… Smoke detectors are your friend!

We all know the scenario, its 2am, you’ve got to work tomorrow, you haven’t been sleeping very well, and it happens…CHIRP!

What was that? Some hypersonic bird that got caught in your apartment and decided that it has to destroy you with its piercing, high pitched call?

No, it’s your smoke alarm! It’s really very easy to get the alarm to be quiet without pulling it down from the ceiling and stomping on it like you’re playing a life size game of “whack a mole”. Pulling your smoke alarm down from the ceiling and disconnecting it is not only dangerous, it is against the law.

All you have to do is push the button on the alarm for a second or two to set it into silent mode. This is ok to do until the morning when you need to call the office and have us put in a work order to change the batteries in your detectors. However, if you are fine with the time of day (or night) and don’t think you can take the chirp or feel confident in pushing the silent button, just call the emergency maintenance line! A chirping smoke alarm is considered an emergency. Our maintenance department is currently going into every apartment during our filter changes and changing all the batteries in the smoke alarms now.


Why Buy Renters Insurance?

Renters' insurance is a liability insurance policy which provides most of the benefits of homeowners’ insurance. The resident’s personal property is covered against named perils such as fire, theft and vandalism. Auston Chase, the owner of the building, is responsible for insuring it, but bears no responsibility for the resident’s belongings. If a resident damages the premises, the landlord and other residents can recover against the perpetrator's insurance. It is important to know what type of damage your insurance covers. Basically, there are three types of coverage available: loss of use, personal property, and personal liability.

As a renter, you may not think you need insurance. Auston Chase already has insurance on the building, right? We do carry structural insurance on the buildings, but you may not realize that our policy does not cover any of your personal property. What would happen if:

  • Your apartment building burned down?
  • A thief broke into your apartment?
  • A guest slipped and injured himself in your kitchen?
  • The apartment you're renting suffered water damage?
  • Windstorm or Lightning
  • Fire, Smoke or Discharge of Water
  • Vandalism theft or Malicious Mischief
  • Nine other common loss types

Renters Insurance Protects Your Belongings

Too often, people think they don't have enough property to make a renters insurance policy worthwhile. But take a minute to think about what you own, and what can lose, including:

  • Clothing and Jewelry
  • Furniture
  • Television or entertainment system
  • Computer
  • iPod
  • Musical or sporting equipment

Without renters insurance, you have no coverage for personal property loss or damage. Did you know that if a fire in your apartment causes damage (smoke, water, etc.) to other apartments, you are liable for that damage as well as the damage to your apartment? Just in the past month, two of our sister communities have suffered damage from fire in excess of $30,000 each, the responsibility of which falls to the resident! Fortunately, you can get affordable renters insurance (also called apartment insurance) to help protect you in situations like these.

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