Auburn Ridge Townhomes- July Newsletter – 2011
Leasing Hours since June 6th are as follows:
Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Subject to change
We will be returning to our regular business hours on July 5th as follows:
Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Subject to change
Saturday and Sunday we are closed
I wanted to introduce to you a new face to all of our AUBURN RIDGE residents, Chelsea! Chelsea has joined our leasing team and she is coming to us from another property that is managed by MJC Properties LLC. She will officially be on staff full time as of July 5th.
The office will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day!
Don’t forget that the drop box outside of the office on the left side is available for you to drop your rent payments (no cash please!), correspondence and keys!
SPLISH SPLASH – ENJOY THE POOL
Summer is here and we want our residence to enjoy the amenity of having a community pool! We are enforcing our pool rules and will be asking to see pool passes. If you haven’t already done so; please pick up your pool pass at the Leasing Center.
Below is an abbreviated version of the pool rules:
- Hours 10:00 am – 9:00 pm 7-Days a week
- Must have Pool Pass to enter
- All children 14 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult resident of Auburn Ridge Town Houses or an appointed caretaker who has attained the age of 17
- No Lifeguard on duty.
- No food, glass and/or other breakable items
- No smoking inside pool gate
- No pets are allowed inside the pool gate or in pool
- Sealable bottles only
- 2 guests per unit
- *Additional Rules Apply
*Complete pool rules will be posted in the pool area
* Please see 1.15 Communities with Pools located in Lease
* Please see 31. Facilities Guidelines, Waiver and Release located in POLICIES & HANDBOOK
Some people really don’t like surprises, especially when they step in them. Please do your neighbors a favor and pick up after your pets. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it also keeps our property looking great.
Also, don’t forget to keep your pet’s on a leash at all times when they are outside! Thanks for your cooperation!
NO BUTTS ABOUT IT!
For all our smokers in the community, we ask you to throw your butts in the garbage once they are out and not on the ground! It not only keeps AUBURN RIDGE clean, but it also keeps everyone safe. Team up with us to keep our grounds beautiful and fire free with just a little consideration.
Yes . . . spring has sprung and it’s that time of the year when the “bugs” come out too! If you are experiencing issues with some unsightly pests; call the Leasing Center and we will schedule our Pest Control Service Man, “Reggie”, to come and take care of it for you!
Renters insurance is a requirement at AUBURN RIDGE. Renters insurance assures you that you’re protected against the damage or loss of personal property, when you rent. Your landlord may have insurance that protects the physical building in which you reside, but this will NOT cover YOUR personal property.
Did you know that renter’s insurance will cover:
• Personal property if damaged or stolen?
• A place to live should the building you were living in be damaged and you need somewhere to stay for an extended period of time – could you afford a hotel?
It is reassuring to have the peace of mind that comes from being protected. Remember that we require a copy of the policy certification at lease signing as well as lease renewal.
Looking to get a new quote on insurance; we have a few local agents that we work with that write many policies for our Auburn Ridge residents. Call us and we will give you the information.
DID YOU KNOW?
• To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the
• If you accidentally over salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled
potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant “fix-me-up”.
• Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will
keep for weeks.
• Peroxide will take blood out of clothing
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela
What’s a person to do for fun when money is hard to come by:
- § The public library is a great source of FREE stuff. Besides the books, many offer magazines, movies and more. Look at their schedule of activities for events that you might be interested in.
- § Why not take the time to help others this summer. It’s easy to find something for everyone in your family. Contact an organization that you like of that someone that needs your help.
- § Your local parks and waterways are always free. Enjoy countless days of throwing the Frisbee, having a picnic, taking a nap, etc!
EASY SUMMER RECIPES!
In a Hurry Potato Salad
Using frozen hash brown potatoes saves you all the time of peeling, cooking, and slicing whole potatoes. Use any veggies you like in this super easy potato salad. Green onions, radishes, and other bell peppers would be delicious.
Prep Time: 25 min Cook Time: 10 min
Chilling time: 2 hours Total Time: 2 hours, 35 min Yield: 6 servings
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 6 cups frozen diced or shredded hash brown potatoes
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
- 3 Tbsp. milk
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- dash white pepper
- 3 Tbsp. mustard
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
Heat oil in heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add potatoes; cook and stir for 7-10 minutes, or according to package directions, until potatoes are thoroughly heated and beginning to crisp and brown.
Mix remaining ingredients except red bell peppers in large bowl. Fold in the hot potatoes and bell peppers, cover, and chill salad for at least 1 hour before serving.
Marinated Shrimp on the Grill
- § 1 lb. large or medium Shrimp, shelled & deveined
- § 1 cup olive oil
- § ½ cup white wine
- § 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- § 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
- § 6 whole peppercorns(opt.)
- § 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
Wash Shrimp in cold water and drain. Prepare marinade. Marinate in large baking dish at least 2 hours. Arrange on rack and grill over medium heat about 5 minutes each side.
Greek Style Garlic Chicken Breast
Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 25 Min
Ready In: 1 Day 35 Min
Yield: 4 servings
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1/3 teaspoon paprika
1. Cut 3 slits in each chicken breast to allow marinade to penetrate. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika for about 30 seconds. Place chicken in a large bowl, and pour marinade over. Using your hands, work marinade into chicken. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
2. Preheat grill for medium heat, and lightly oil grate.
3. Cook chicken on grill until meat is no longer pink and juices run clear.
THINGS TO DO AROUND TOWN!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
Celebrate your liberty! Display the flag. Wear red, white and blue. Go see some fireworks! However you spend Independence Day make sure to have some fun and keep it safe!
Friday, July 1st @ 9:30 pm
Addison Oaks County Park
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and treats and come early. Fireworks at dusk. $ 10 per vehicle parking. For additional info call (248) 693-2432
Saturday, July 2nd @ 10:10 pm
Stoney Creek Metropark
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and treats and come early. Fireworks at dusk. $ 5 per vehicle parking. For additional info call (586) 781-4242
Monday,, July 4th @ 7:00 pm
Starr Jaycee Park – Royal Oak
Many events, including a carnival, tractor pull, basketball, bean bag, a parade, lots of food and games, and FIREWORKS! Fireworks are free; some events/activities may include a feel. For additional info call (989) 842-3109
Friday Night Concert Series
Friday’s @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Riverside Park – Auburn Hills
July 8th: The Rhythm Kings (Variety Band)
July 15th: Love Sick (Dance Band)
July 22nd Terrie Lea & The Mustangs (Country)
July 29th: Trilogy (Variety Band)
Thursday, July 14: 10 am – 9 pm
Friday, July 15: 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, July 16: 10 am – 6 pm
Come one – come all! to the “Sidewalk Circus” in
Downtown Rochester! Visit the awesome
assemblage of stupendous sellers at the 56th annual Downtown Rochester Sidewalk Sales, July 14 – 16, 2011.
Movies in the Moonlight is our free weekly outdoor film “festival” in downtown Rochester. The event is held over four consecutive Saturdays in July.
Movies in the Moonlight is located in the parking lot at the corner of E. Third & Water, one block east of Main. Featured movies begin at dusk (approximately 9:15 pm) and pre-shows start at 8:30 pm. Admission is free, so arrive early for the best seating. Movies in the Moonlight is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chairs)!
Popcorn, candy, hot dogs and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the Rochester Lions Club concession wagon, but you are welcome to bring your own goodies, too (no alcohol or glass containers allowed.)
July 9: Iron Man 2 (PG-13*)
July 16: How to Train Your Dragon (PG)
July 23: True Grit (PG-13*)
July 30: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13*)