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Auston Chase Apartments February 2014 Newsletter

Neighborhood Happenings

Farmers Markets of the Lowcountry - Bluffton, Hilton Head & Beaufort

Savor the flavors of the Lowcountry with a visit to any of the area’s farmers markets. From fresh local produce, meats and seafood to prepared meals, unique vendors and live entertainment, you’re sure to find something to suit every taste. Click here for more information…

Beaks for all Occasions

Coastal Discovery Museum

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
3:00PM - 4:00PM

This program will look at the diversity in form and function of bird beaks. The talk will focus on the different shapes of bird beaks and why beaks look the way they do.

The discussion will be illustrated with photographs of American birds, with a strong emphasis on birds of the Lowcountry. Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223.

Hilton Head Island Marathon

Bear Foot Sports (843) 757-8520
Event Location: Jarvis Creek Park, 100 Jarvis Park Road, Hilton Head Island

The Hilton Head Island Marathon & Half Marathon will feature a scenic certified course that takes participants thru two parks and over the Broad Creek.

The course is fast and flat with a slight incline at the bridge over the Broad Creek, which is about a one mile span and is done twice.

2014 Beaufort International
Film Festival

February 12 -16

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Maintenance Tip

We all enjoy our patios, whether we use them for a little extra storage, extra living space, or a place for unwinding with a cup of coffee on the weekend, there are a few things to remember:

  • If you are not on the ground floor, anything that you let drop on the floor of your patio will end up on your neighbor’s head below you. So please, be aware of what you drop.
  • The blinds that lead out onto your patio are really nice, but sometimes they can be a little difficult. If your blinds are hard to slide or twist open, check the tops of the blind slats (also called “vanes”) if there are one or two that are not pointed in the same direction as the rest of them, chances are that this is your problem.
  • And although we all like to support our favorite teams with banners, they are not allowed inside your patio.

Patio season is right around the corner!

Valentine’s Day Contest

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Be proud of the community in which you live… we are!

Please pick up after your pet and properly dispose of cigarette butts.

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

über-trendy cake

This über-trendy cake is actually a vintage recipe from the Deep South. It is as red as Scarlet O'Hara's dress thanks to the combination of cocoa powder and cheap liquid red food coloring. 

Be sure to use the cheap stuff! Fancy food coloring pastes and gels don't work nearly as well. The vinegar was traditionally added to the baking soda as a leavener. With self-rising flour, it's not necessary, but it's added here for its classic zippy flavor.


  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon liquid red food coloring
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup self-rising flour
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cider, white, white wine, or rice vinegar


In a large mug, whisk together the egg and oil with a fork. Stir in the food coloring, buttermilk, vanilla, and sugar. Add the cocoa, flour, salt, and vinegar. 

Beat the batter until smooth. Divide the batter between two mugs. Microwave separately for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes each until risen and firm.

Topping Ideas:
Cream cheese frosting, Marshmallow Fluff, whipped cream, fresh berries, red sugar sprinkles, candied pecans, or chocolate shavings

Blue Velvet: You never know when you may need to make a blue cake. It's easily done by replacing cheap red liquid food coloring with cheap blue liquid food coloring. 

For any other cake color, you'll want to omit the cocoa powder, as it will give all other food colors a tinge of brown. If you make another color, replace the cocoa powder with an equal amount of flour

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.

After Hours Emergency Service

In case of a service emergency, please call 843.737.2971. Refer to the Resident Handbook for a list of what is considered an emergency.

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