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Auston Grove Apartments April 2015 Newsletter


New Key Fob System

At the start of the month, we will finalize the new key fob system! Make sure to swing by the Leasing Office anytime beginning April 6th to trade out your old amenity card for the key fob. Remember, each household will be given one for free. You are more than welcome to rent any additional key fob for $10.00.


Hours of Operation

The first weekend in April, the Auston Grove office hours will change. The schedule is as followed:
Friday, April 3rd- Closed
Saturday, April 4th- 10:00am-2:00pm
Sunday, April 5th- Closed

If you should have a maintenance emergency, please call 919-217-9995 and follow the prompts!


New Grills

With the warm weather and sunshine of summer brings a great time of cooking out by the grill. We have two new gas grills located at the pool area for your enjoyment.

North Carolina is VERY STRICT on patio grilling and Auston Grove absolutely doesn’t allow it. You MUST BE AT LEAST 10 FEET FROM ANY BUILDING WHEN USING A PERSONAL GRILL.

Please feel free to use our grills at the pool or be sure to move your grill at least 10 feet from the building when in use. Grilling on the patio or in the breezeway is a violation of your lease agreement and is a $500 fine from the City of Raleigh. That is one expensive hamburger!!


Sheperd's Table Soup Kitchen


This month, we will be volunteering with Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen to feed those in need. We will help to prepare the entire lunch, serve it to guests and help clean up after each lunch serving. If you would like to be involved, feel free to come by and let us know.


Recipe of the Month

Every month, we will include a recipe you can add to your repertoire. This month, the featured recipe is:

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoon whole grain mustard
3 tablespoons honey, or more, to taste
2 tablespoons chicken stock, or more, to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 sprigs rosemary

For the Mustard Rub:
1 tablespoon olive
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

Direction:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

To make the mustard rub, combine olive oil and whole grain mustard in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using your fingers or a brush, work the mustard rub onto both sides of the chicken.

In a large bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, honey and chicken stock. Add more chicken stock as needed until desired consistency is reached; set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Add mustard mixture and sprinkle with rosemary.

Place into oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 175 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes. Serve immediately.


Happy Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

Dog Park Opening

On Saturday, April 18th, the Dog Park will be re-opening. Come by the Bark Park anytime between the hours of 10:00am -12:00pm and enjoy the new features added along with a few vendors that will be in attendance providing information. One vendor in particular will be providing information for people who may want to adopt or even foster a pet. All are welcome!!


What’s Going On?

Raleigh Easter

Date: Saturday,
April 4th
Location: Moore Square Park, 200 S. Blount Street

The 8th Annual Raleigh Easter celebration will hold the largest Easter egg hunt in Raleigh with seven hunt times and 60,000 eggs! Egg hunts will begin at 10a, and will be open to all children, infants through 12-years-old. Egg hunts will be held every half-hour until 1:30p and will be divided into age specific groups. Inflatable games, prizes, and free balloons will accompany egg hunts.

East Coast Game Conference

Date: April 7-9
Times vary based on day.
Location: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

The East Coast Game Conference, the largest gathering of video game professionals on the East Coast, returns for its 7th year! The conference provides video game professionals, academics and industry with an engaging program and opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Raleigh & 1/2 Marathon presented by WRAL

Dates April 10-11, 2015 Location: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

RACE DAY–APRIL 12
START TIME: 7:00 AM
START LINE LOCATION: W. Davie St. & S. Salisbury St.

Join in on the 2015 Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon presented by WRAL benefiting the Jimmy V Foundation.

Women’s Empowerment 2015

Date: Saturday, April 18
Time: 11:00am
Location: PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Road Raleigh, NC 27607

Radio One of Raleigh presents Women’s Empowerment 2015. Women’s Empowerment & Networking Expo was created in 1995 in honor of Women’s History Month. This event was formed with the purpose of inspiring, encouraging and educating. Throughout this expo style event workshops, seminars and lectures are conducted that focus on physical, mental, spiritual, financial and emotional health. The goal of this entire event is to motivate, inspire and rejuvenate all that are in attendance.


Because We Care

We hope that you love living at Auston Grove! We would really like some feedback from you on your happiness and suggestions for improvements at Auston Grove.

We have created a survey to let us know what you think about your community. We want to know what you like, what you don’t like, things we could do better, or ideas of services that you would like us to offer or improve on. Please take a few moments to complete, click here. Your feedback is very, very important to us.


A Few Friendly Reminders

  • For all pet owners, please remember we have placed dog pots for your pets’ waste all over the property and we sincerely ask that you use them.
  • If you ever experience unwanted house guests (bugs!) let us know before each Thursday of the week. Our brave exterminator comes around each Thursday.
  • When parking in a spot, please try to stay within the lines. Parking in two spaces could possibly result in your vehicle being towed.
  • If anyone in the community has information on any volunteer activities nearby, please come by the office or call and let us know. We would love to sign up and participate to be a part of what you suggest in our efforts to be an engaged community partner!

Community of the Year, 2014

As a team, Auston Grove Staff would like to thank the residents of the community.
It is because of you we were given the honor to be labeled
Community of the Year by HHHunt.

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