Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Subject to change
Saturday and Sunday we are closed
The Leasing Center will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 24th and on Friday, November 25th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will re-open on Monday, November 28th.
Don’t forget that the drop box outside of the office on the left side is available for you to drop your rent payments, correspondence and keys!
**If you are dropping rent, please leave in a sealed envelope with your name, building and apartment number – NO CASH!
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour on November 5th before going to bed at night so you can enjoy 60 more minutes of sleep!
RESIDENT REFERRAL PROGRAM
NEWPORT CREEK Residents can earn rent credit by referring new residents to our community. Make sure that they mention your name when they come to our Leasing Office and if they move in… you will receive a $100 RENT CREDIT!
Please remember to keep the heat turned ON and set at 62 degrees. If you fail to do this; you will be responsible for all damages that may occur to your unit and any others that may be damaged as a result.
Our Maintenance Team is here to serve you!
If you have a request for service please let us know as soon as possible. Do not wait until issues get worse. Doing so may cause more damage to your unit or to your neighbors.
When reporting an issue after regular office hours, please be sure to leave the following information in your message:
|(Please keep your pets in a locked room when our maintenance team will we working in your home)|
Work Orders are scheduled on a priority basis and will generally be followed up on within 24-48 hours.
We are partnering with Gleaners Food Bank for a SOUP DRIVE for the month of November. So the next time that you are off to the grocery store; pick up a few extra cans of soup and/or stews to donate. You can drop them off in the receptacle in the Leasing Office during business hours!
JUST FOR FUN
It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and the butcher is just locking up when a man begins pounding on the front door.
“Please let me in,” says the man desperately. “I forgot to buy a turkey, and my wife will kill me if I don’t come home with one.”
“Okay,” says the butcher. “Let me see what I have left.” He goes into the freezer and discovers that there’s only one scrawny turkey left. He brings it out to show the man.
“That’s one is too skinny. What else you got?” says the man.
The butcher takes the bird back into the freezer and waits a few minutes and brings the same turkey back out to the man.
“Oh, no,” says the man, “That one doesn’t look any better. You better give me both of them!”
Parking is on a first come, first serve basis. Carport spaces are the only assigned parking spaces and there is only enough covered parking available for 1 per unit.
No vehicles may be parked in front
of dumpsters, blocking other vehicles,
on the grass, outside the boundaries of
a single designated parking space
or in entrances, exits or fire lanes.
Any violators will subject the vehicle to being towed with out notice at the vehicle owner’s expense.
PREPPING FOR SNOW!
As you might imagine, snow removal on a property of this size can be a daunting task, but there are some guidelines that if followed, can lighten the load on us all.
- § Make sure that the front of your car does not overhang the sidewalk! When car bumpers overhang the sidewalk it presents not only a risk of damage to your vehicle, but a substantial obstacle to snow removal.
- § In order to greatly reduce the risk of slip and falls, please wear appropriate footwear in icy, snowy, or frigid conditions. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to serving you with a problem-free snow removal season!
Please stay off the pond once it freezes over. Although it looks strong enough to stand on; we do not want any accidents.
Sweet Potato Casserole
- 2 ½ pounds sweet potatoes
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ cup 1% milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup whole-wheat flour
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ cup chopped pecans
1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain well and return to the pan. Mash with a potato masher. Measure out 3 cups. (Reserve any extra for another use.)
2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch-square (or similar 2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
3. Whisk eggs, oil and honey in a medium bowl. Add mashed sweet potato and mix well. Stir in milk, orange zest, vanilla and salt. Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish.
4. To prepare topping: Mix flour, brown sugar, orange juice concentrate, oil and butter in a small bowl. Blend with a fork or your fingertips until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.
5. Bake the casserole until heated through and the top is lightly browned, 35 to 45 minutes.
- 2 eggs
- 1 can (16 ounce) of pumpkin puree
- 1 can (14 ounce) of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 pie shell
1. Preheat the oven to 425 F
2. Combine eggs, pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk and pumpkin pie spice and mix well.
3. Pour the mixture into a pie shell.
4. Bake for 15 minuets at 425 degrees
5. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees; bake for 35-40 minuets longer.
- In the US, about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations.
- Each year, the average American eats somewhere between 16 – 18 pounds of
- Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the United States.
- Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United
- Although, Thanksgiving is widely considered an American holiday, it is also
celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
- Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, where it is the
beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season.
THINGS TO DO AROUND TOWN!
Saturday November 12 at 9:00am
Seymour Lake Township Park – Oxford, MI
Our 5k Run or 2k Walk is designed to accommodate every person in your family, workplace and neighborhood. Gather all your family and friends and start November out right. Grandparents, toddlers, infants in strollers those who want to create a little room for that Thanksgiving dinner all are welcome to be a part of the Run or Walk. The only “time” that matters is that we want you to have a good time at the Meijer Turkey Trot.
2011 Royal Oak Chili Cook-Off
Saturday November 19 at 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Royal Oak Farmers Market.
Local restaurants, businesses and community organizations will enter their chili into the ompetition to earn of one of several titles, including Best of the Best, Hottest and Most Creative. Participating restaurants include Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery, Blackfinn Restaurant an Saloon, the Rock on 3rd and Potbelly Sandwich Works.
The Royal Oak Chili Cook-Off also will include live music, kids activities, a silent auction and local beer from MillKing It Productions.
Proceeds from the Royal Oak Chili Cook-Off benefit the Boys & Girls Club of South Oakland County, the Royal Oak Animal Shelter and the Royal Oak Jaycees.or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call chairperson Bridget Smith at (248) 648-1385. Also check us out online at www.facebook.com/RoyalOakChiliCookoff.
America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thursday November 24 at 9:20 AM
America’s Thanksgiving Parade®, one of the country’s oldest and most celebrated Parades, will step off at 9:20 a.m. on Woodward Avenue and Mack and end at Woodward Avenue and Congress in downtown Detroit on Thursday, November 24, 2011. Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue. The parade will be broadcast LIVE on WDIV Local 4 and on WJR 760 AM.
A Christmas Carol
Friday November 25 at 8:00 PM
Meadow Brook Theater
A St. Louis tradition, Charles Dickens’ classic tale brings the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned Christmas to the Fox with this inspiring story and heartwarming treat for the whole family. Journey to Victorian London and the world of Ebenezer Scrooge, the tight-fisted merchant who learns that giving brings greater happiness than receiving.
19th ANNUAL HOLIDAY “LIGHTS” CEREMONY
Tuesday, November 29, at 6:30pm– Fire Station Headquarters Farmington Hills.
During the 19th Annual Holiday “Lights” Ceremony, the beautiful trees at City Hall will be illuminated as well as a 20-foot candle, which represents our commitment to peace and unity here in Farmington Hills. Throughout history lights have been a universal symbol of hope, wisdom and perseverance; and regardless of background, tradition, culture or belief, lights represent that we, as a people, have hope for the present and future. Please join us for this traditional community event. Santa will be on hand and refreshments will be served at the Fire Station Headquarters after the ceremony.
SITE: FIRE STATION HEADQUARTERS