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Auston Chase Apartments December 2013 Newsletter

Holiday Porch Decorating Contest

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Home Shopping Night

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28th Annual
A Night on the Town

December 6

Main Street Beaufort, presents the 28th Annual A Night on the Town! This opening of the Christmas/holiday shopping season takes place on Friday evening, Dec. 6, beginning at 6:00 pm, and ending at approximately 9:00 pm.

Shops will stay open late to welcome regular and new customers with special treats and a preview of their large and unique selection of items for the Holidays to help get a head start of the holiday season! 

The evening also includes the City of Beaufort’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, entertainment by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band, choral performances and a rumored visit from Santa! Visit

Light Up The Night Boat Parade

December 7

Light Up The Night Boat Parade! 5-8:30 p.m. Join Main Street Beaufort, and the Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron for the Light Up the Night boat parade on the Beaufort River. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park provides the best view of the parade.

The first boats will start arriving at the seawall at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park by 5 pm. Boats will make three passes by the seawall.

Winter Wonder Festival

December 14 – 15

Hilton Head Island Winter Wonder Festival in Shelter Cove Community Park, 4-8 p.m. Golden Candy Cane Hunt, holiday entertainment, moon bounces, marshmallow roasting, holiday crafts and more.

Admission is $10 for ages 2-15; adults are free. Food sold separately. Proceeds benefit the Island Recreation Association Children’s Scholarship Fund. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or

Jingle Jingle 5K Run

December 21

22nd Annual Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run and Health Walk in and around the Medical Center Campus and Main Street, 9 a.m. All standard male and female divisions with an awards ceremony following the race. Hosted by Bear Foot Sports. (843) 757-8520 or

Pelican Plunge

January 1st, 2014

Save the date for this annual fundraiser on New Year’s Day. Pledge Form online at

Registration at noon at Lighthouse Shelter. Commemorative T Shirts available at Park Stores. Personal and Team Pledges benefit our Park’s “Discover Carolina” School Programs. Prizes for most money raised by an individual, business & organization. Call the Park for more information on 843.838.2011.

PAL Donation Drive

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Thank You for your THANKSforGIVING Donations!

Holiday Hours

Monday, December 23rd - 10:00am –  4:00pm
Tuesday, December 24th - Closed
Wednesday, December 25th -  Closed

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!

Recipe Corner

Old Fashioned Gingerbread



1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses.
3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.
4. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving.

Holiday Maintenance Tip

The holidays are right around the corner and it’s time for everyone’s favorite things: That’s right…THE BIG MEAL and THE HOLIDAY LIGHTS! However, this can also bring a few maintenance issues that could potentially stop the festivities cold.

  1. When hanging your lights, make sure that you are using the proper ones. If you are on your patio or at your front door remember to use OUTDOOR lights. Moisture from rain can ruin not just your indoor lights but your outlets too and potentially start a fire! Not fun!
  2. When putting up your holiday tree, if you have a real tree, make sure to keep enough water in the stand to keep your tree nicely hydrated so it doesn’t turn into kindling.
  3. Even Bobby Flay, Emeril, and Racheal Ray have bad days in the kitchen, make sure you have a fire extinguisher nearby or know where one is in case your bad day happens to be during the holiday! (In all seriousness, every breezeway has a fire extinguisher in the white metal cabinet on the wall)
  4. When cooking, keep a pan or something underneath in case your cooking overflows. The food that falls to the bottom of the oven could start a fire or cause your oven element to short out, stopping you from making grandma’s famous apple pie (or pumpkin, or sweet potato, or peach cobbler, or whatever your grandmother was famous for baking.)
  5. The garbage disposal won’t like the gift of 5 pounds of potato skins that we generate to make mashed potatoes. It’s better to put them in the garbage can.
  6. Finally, with all the people that you may be expecting and all of your cooking, setting your thermostat to a slightly lower temperature earlier in the day will help to make sure that once all your guests arrive, they won’t be complaining about how hot it is in South Carolina!

Happy Holidays!

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!

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.

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