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Auston Chase Apartments February 2015 Newsletter

Super Bowl Sunday!!!

February 1

Join us in the Auston Chase clubhouse for the 2015 Super Bowl!

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Around the Town Happenings

9th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival

February 11 – 15

Please save the dates for the upcoming and better than ever Beaufort International Film Festival.

“Not only is it bigger… it’s better!” ~ Tom Berenger

Beaufort Film Society. 522-3196; (800) 889-6734;

Bands, Brews, & BBQ

February 27 & 28 (rain or shine)

Bands, Brews & BBQ is a cook-off event hosted by Friends of Caroline Hospice sponsored by the Town of Port Royal. This event features a Wing Throw Down Party on Friday and a sanctioned SC BBQ Association cook off in the categories of Ribs & Butts on Saturday. Live music from four bands as well as entertainment for children ~ (jump castle, face painting, clown). Visitors to the event will get to sample all they can eat of the best BBQ. For more info and tickets visit, Q.php

February is American Heart Month

Get Heart Healthy!

Food as Fuel –

Before, During and After Workouts

Not fueling up before you work out is like “driving a car on empty, Fuel up two hours before you exercise by:

  • Hydrating with water.
  • Eating healthy carbohydrates such as whole-grain cereals (with low-fat or skim milk), whole-wheat toast (without the fatty cream cheese), low-fat or fat-free yogurt, whole grain pasta, brown rice, fruits and vegetables
  • Avoiding saturated fats and even a lot of healthy protein — because these types of fuels digest slower in your stomach and take away oxygen and energy-delivering blood from your muscles

If you only have 5-10 minutes before you exercise, eat a piece of fruit such as an apple or banana. The key is to consume easily digested carbohydrates, so you don’t feel sluggish.

After: Refuel Your Tank

  • Fluids. Drink water, of course. Blend your water with 100% juice such as orange juice which provides fluids, carbohydrates.
  • Carbohydrates. You burn a lot of carbohydrates — the main fuel for your muscles — when you exercise. In the 20-60 minutes after your workout, your muscles can store carbohydrates and protein as energy and help in recovery.
  • Protein. Eat things with protein to help repair and grow your muscles. It’s important to realize that these are general guidelines. We have different digestive systems and “a lot depends on what kind of workout you’re doing,” Platt said.

Shopping for a Better Heart

Fruits & Veggies

  • Be sure to buy and eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • When fresh foods aren't available, choose frozen or canned vegetables and fruits in water without added sugars, saturated and trans fat, or salt.
  • Buy more fruits and vegetables that are good sources of fiber, including beans, peas, oranges, bananas, strawberries and apples.


  • Select fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1%) milk.
  • Avoid milk that contains added flavorings such as vanilla, chocolate or strawberry. They usually have added sugars and calories.
  • Choose fat-free, low-fat or reduced-fat cheeses.

Meat, Fish, Poultry & Nuts

  • Buy and prepare more fish. You should eat one serving of grilled or baked fish at least twice a week. (A serving is roughly the size of a checkbook.) Good examples of fish to buy include salmon, trout and herring.
  • When buying or eating poultry, choose the leaner light meat (breasts) rather than the fattier dark meat (legs and thighs). Try the skinless version or remove the skin yourself.
  • Buy “choice” or “select” grades of beef rather than “prime,” and be sure to trim off the fat before cooking
  • Pick up nuts and seeds, which are good sources of protein and polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats – but remember, they tend to be high in calories, so eat them in moderation.

Baked Goodies

  • Choose whole-grain, high-fiber breads, such as those containing whole wheat, oats, oatmeal, whole rye, whole grain corn and buckwheat. Choose breads and other foods that list whole grains as the first item in the ingredient list.
  • Instead of buying a raisin bran muffin, buy a loaf of raisin bread and enjoy a slice for breakfast or lunch

Oils & Dressings

  • When you must use oils for cooking, baking or in dressings or spreads, choose the ones lowest in saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol — including canola oil, corn oil, olive oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, soybean oil and sunflower oil
  • Stay away from palm oil, palm kernel oil, coconut oil and cocoa butter. Even though they are vegetable oils and have no cholesterol, they’re high in saturated fats
  • Buy a nonstick pan or use nonstick vegetable spray when cooking.

So do what works best for you! Know that what you put in your body (nutrition) is as important as you what you do with your body (exercise). Both are crucial to keeping your engine performing at its best

For more information on Better Heart Health check out,

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!

Check it out!

We now have a Rent Drop Box for your convenience. It is located on the inside right wall of our office. Just drop in your payment and we’ll get it that day.

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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.

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!

Resident Advantage Program

Start the New Year off by pampering yourself!

Island Roots Massage will take the very best care of you!
They have knowledgeable and caring therapists that will make you feel special.

Maintenance Tip

Let’s keep our Garbage Disposals happy!


  • Drop a few ice cubes into the disposal and switch it on to clean the walls of the disposal.
  • Run the disposal often to keep it from locking up.
  • Place a few orange peels into the disposal and switch it on to deodorize (or freeze vinegar into ice cubes and kill 2 birds with one stone)


  • Put too many potato skins or pasta in the disposal the starch will gum up the blades and could clog the drain.
  • Pour grease, oil, fat into the drain. This will accumulate over time and will cause a clog in the pipes and disposal that will be very difficult to clear.
  • Stop the motor until everything is grinded up this could jam your disposal.

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