Summer is just around the corner. What is a better way to welcome it than to have the pool opening? Yes you read correctly!
THE POOL will be opening Memorial Day Weekend! (May 27-30)
A pool “sign-in session” is to take place by the pool on Friday, June 5th at 3pm – 6pm.
If you can not attend this session, please stop by the leasing center to pick up your pool pass.
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 food, glass and/or other breakable items
- 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
DOG WASTE & CIGARETTE BUTTS
Auburn Ridge is a “pet friendly community” but we need your help to keep it as a safe and a clean community for all residents to enjoy and be proud of!
If you have a pet; please help us keep the property clean by always cleaning up your pet’s waste and properly disposing of it in the garbage receptacles around the community. Your pet also should not be utilizing a balcony as their restroom. This affects the tenant’s patio area below you.
Cigarette butts are also a nuisance and can easily be remedied by utilizing an ashtray and/or other container to place your cigarette butts. The ground/grass is not your ashtray!
Due to the above mentioned issues we are implementing the following VIOLATION CHARGES:
Additional Violations may lead to eviction!
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!
With warmer weather come a few reminders so that all can enjoy the outdoors and be safe.
Vehicles: please watch your speed when driving thru the parking lot so that we don’t have any kind of mishaps! Also. . Keep your vehicle stereo volume at a reasonable level as well.
No Parking Areas: kindly do not park in these areas. It is unsafe and a nuisance for your neighbors. The management has taken notice of vehicles that are illegally parked and we will have your vehicle towed at the owner’s expense.
BBQ: Time to pull out the BBQ Grill-but wait, not so fast! City ordinance requires that BBQ grills be a minimum of 15 feet away from any building structure – Yikes! Please . . . don’t grill next to the building . . . if any damages occur to the exterior of your building . . . you will be held responsible for any/all damages!
The goal of this Beautification Contest is to add plant life and color to our community.
This year our flower color theme: purple/red/yellow
This contest is a two part contest (for both town homes and condominiums):
Ground Level Residents: ground area in front of unit.
Balcony Level Residents: balcony beautification
Prizes for each category (ground level and balcony) are:
- 1st Place – $ 200 ea (2 prizes awarded, 1 upper and 1 lower)
- 2nd Place – $ 100 ea (2 prizes awarded, 1 upper and 1 lower)
General Contest Guidelines:
- To qualify you must call or come to the office to register as a contestant.
- The contest entry deadline is May 31st
- Judging will be done by independent judges on the 2nd Friday in the month of July. This will give ample time for the plants to settle and begin to bloom.
- You may use annual or perennial plants but we suggest that you use plants that bloom aggressively as color will be a large factor in the contest.
- Ground level contestants may plant in the area in front of the bedroom area of their home.
- There are gravel beds in front of most of the buildings at ground level. These stones are there for insect control. When planting on the ground level, make sure you move enough of the stones out of the way to dig a small hole to place the plants into, plant the plants and then replace the stones to their original place.
- Balcony level residents may decorate their balcony with hanging and/or potted plants. It is OK to hang them securely on the balcony rail using zip ties as a measure to make sure the plants hanging from the rail do not fall. Drilling into the balcony rails is not allowed. Please make certain that your plants are visible from the ground as much as possible for the sake of judging.
- Please do not dig up any of the common elements-grassy areas.
- Prizes will be awarded as a credit to your account.
Our Leasing Center hours are to Monday – Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm.
The Leasing Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day!
MAKE SURE IF YOU ARE DROPPING YOUR PAYMENT IN THE DROP BOX IT FALLS COMPLETELY DOWN AND IS NOT SITTING ON THE LEDGE.
§ Leasing Center Drop Box is always available for you to
drop your payments or other correspondence after hours.
§ Do not leave TRASH outside your unit doors there
will be a $25 fee assessed to any violators.
§ Patio/Balcony areas are not for storage
§ You must have electricity / gas service in your unit
START YOUR DAY OUT RIGHT!
Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
§ 1 cup halved green seedless grapes
§ 1 cup quartered strawberries
§ 1/2 cup blueberries
§ 2 tablespoons sugar
§ 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
§ 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
§ 1/4 cup unsalted pistachios, toasted
§ Toss grapes, strawberries and blueberries with sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in lime juice, and poppy seeds. Let sit at room temperature for at least 1/2 an hour. Garnish with pistachios and serve
SERVINGS: 10 cups
§ 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
§ 1/2 cup water
§ 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
§ 1 teaspoon salt
§ 8 cups rolled oats
§ 2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, or
§ Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
§ Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and reserve.
§ Combine brown sugar and water in a 4-cup microwave proof glass measuring cup or bowl. Place in microwave on high for 5 minutes and cook until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from microwave, add vanilla extract and salt.
§ In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, and brown sugar syrup mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Spread the granola onto cookie sheets and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and crunchy.
§ When the mixture comes out of the oven, it is still very pliable. You may choose to add in dried fruit as a finishing touch at this time. When granola has cooled completely, store in an airtight container.
Orange Banana Smoothie
§ 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (4 oranges)
§ 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
§ 1 cup strawberries, tops removed, and cut in 1/2
§ 1 to 1 1/2 ripe bananas
§ Combine the orange juice, lime juice, strawberries, and banana in a
blender and process until smooth.
§ Refrigerate until cold.
Sunday, May 8th!
Don’t forget to honor your mother or a special woman that has made an impact in your life! Here are a few gift ideas to help you out: card, flowers, brunch, pedicure/manicure, gift certificates, movie tickets, gift basket, chocolate, candles, perfume, jewelry and so much more!
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Tuesday, May 17TH – 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 19TH - 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 21ST - 8:00 PM
Place: The Palace of Auburn Hills
Price: $69-$180, plus applicable fees
Friday, May 27TH – 7:30 PM
Place:DTE Energy Music Theatre
Price: $34.50 pavilion and $10 lawn
Getting Prepared for Camping?
What you will really need!
#1 Furniture & Tents: Among the most important is the tent. Before setting off ensure that all pegs, poles and guide ropes are located in the tent bag. Alongside this think about taking the likes of camping chairs, tables (folding ones are usually suitable), sleeping bags, pillows, umbrellas and mattresses (or air beds).
#2 Toiletries: Going to the toilet when camping, can be an uncomfortable experience, for those that are not prepared. Some camping and caravanning sites will have toilets, but if they do not, then you will need a portable toilet. Remember you need things like toilet roll and a waste carrier as well!
#3 Water: A lot of people underestimate the amount of water that they use when camping. Cups of tea, glasses of water, cooking noodles, washing, brushing teeth, cleaning shoes ? These are all activities that need water. In order to ensure you have enough water, take some water containers. Some camping stores will sell collapsible water containers which are ideal for camping as they save space when they are empty.
#4 Gadgets & Accessories: There are a lot of little items that could come useful throughout a camping trip. Think of things like matches & dry wood for lighting fires, a pen knife, lanterns and torches and even shovels! These could get campers out of trouble so are definitely worth taking. The best thing about all of these items is that they take up literally no space at all!
#5 Camping Gear: The reality is that a lot of camping destinations are some of the most picturesque in the World. This means that campers are likely to want to move around and explore. For this they might need the likes of Gore-Tex clothing (keep warm when it is cold and visa versa!), bags, hiking shoes, waterproof jacks and plenty of spare clothes. Do not let a camping trip be ruined due to the lack of correct clothing!
#6 First Aid kit: In case of any injuries, it’s always nice to have a handy first aid kit. Here’s some info about what to have in a first aid kit.
Conclusion: There are hundreds of things that can be taken on a camping trip. Try and map out a day visually and think about the items that will need. Anything item or object comes to mind – jot down. In fact, all these items can be purchased at local camping stores? So this might be a trip worth making prior to a camping excursion.
Remember; it is better to take to much equipment in comparison to not enough.