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Auston Chase Apartments July 2014 Newsletter

Auston Chase wishes everyone a Happy Independence Day!


Neighborhood Happenings

Fizz, Boom, Read Wednesdays!

July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Stories and activities with a scientific theme. Special guest reader each week. For ages 3-8. 2 p.m. Free! Bluffton Library Children’s Department, 120 Palmetto Way. (843) 255-6510 or

Hilton Head Island 4th of July Fireworks!

July 4

Harbour Town – will celebrate the fourth with a variety of festivities. Children’s activities, live music, food and beverage will be available as well as the fireworks display. The fireworks will begin about 9:15 (dusk) from a barge in Calibogue Sound. There is a $6.00 gate fee to enter the resort (unless you are a resident or guest). A free shuttle service will be offered between Harbour Town and various parking lots in the Sea Pines Resort. No coolers, please. (843) 785-3333 or

Shelter Cove Harbour – offers a HarbourFest celebration featuring special patriotic selections performed by Shannon Tanner at 6:30 and 8 p.m. The fireworks display will begin right after dusk. For the convenience of home & villa guests staying in the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, the Palmetto Dunes Buggy will continue operating until after the fireworks display is concluded. (800) 827-3006 or

Skull Creek – Starting at 9:30 p.m., the fireworks will be launched from a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway/Skull Creek. Join Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Chart House or the Skull Creek Boathouse for live, outside entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. Of course, food and beverage will be available at all three locations. No coolers, please. Please remember that town ordinances prohibit the launch or discharge of fireworks within town limits and specifically from the beach.

All Hands Productions Presents: Jack and the Beanstalk!

Day: June 17 & 24

All Hands’ professional puppeteers perform the classic tale “Jack and the Beanstalk”. All ages welcome. 2 p.m. Free! Bluffton Library Children’s Department, 120 Palmetto Way. (843) 255-6510 or

Dragon Boat Beaufort

Day: June 17 & 24

Be part of the action when dragons invade Beaufort!

The 59th Annual Beaufort Water Festival is hosting DragonBoat Race Day at beautiful Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park right downtown on the Beaufort River. This exciting event will take place Saturday, July 26th from 8am until 4pm as 36 teams race right in front of the Park’s seawall. Among the fun and festivities will be an opening ceremony, three heats of races and the moving Carnation Ceremony for cancer survivors and their families. DragonBoat Race Day will include many local businesses, community groups, teams of friends and family racing against each other. The mixed Cancer Survivor Division will be the showcase for our heroes and heroines, honoring the spirit of DragonBoat Race Day.

All teams will be fundraising as part of the competition. Individuals and teams that raise the most will be handsomely rewarded! The proceeds from the fundraising effort fuel DragonBoat Beaufort’s two-pronged mission. The first is to fund the ongoing activities of DragonBoat Beaufort’s cancer survivor teams; the second is to continue to strengthen our outreach programs of cancer-survivor-focused grants, support and counseling.

Forming a team is easy! Included in your team registration is a practice session where we will show you how to paddle and race. Practice sessions and the exciting DragonBoat Race Day event itself include all the necessary equipment: a dragon boat, paddles, life preservers (PFDs), a drum and a professional steersperson/coach.

Health & Wellness Corner

Did You Know?

  • A cup of broccoli has as much calcium as a glass of milk.
  • Pears contain lignin, an insoluble fiber that helps to usher cholesterol out of the body.
  • Oats contain twice as much protein as brown rice and are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates to maintain energy levels.
  • Parsley is a stress-buster, and studies have shown it to be effective in reducing depression, lowering cholesterol & strengthening kidneys.
  • Pomegranates are loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants. They also contain potassium, fiber, vitamin C and niacin.
  • Garlic has been shown to slow cholesterol synthesis, lower blood pressure, lower atherosclerosis and even improve memory function. Garlic has been shown to slow cholesterol synthesis, lower blood pressure, lower atherosclerosis and even improve memory function.
  • Bananas have been shown to help decrease the risk of stroke, relieve heartburn, prevent ulcers and speed recovery from diarrhea.
  • Nuts have been shown to lower cholesterol and are a great source of fiber, protein, magnesium, copper, folate and vitamin E.

Recipe Corner

Bacon & Potato Frittata

Special equipment: 10-inch heavy ovenproof skillet, preferably nonstick or cast-iron; heat-proof rubber spatula


  • large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, parsley, or tarragon
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, or more to taste, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, or more to taste, chopped
  • 2 to 3 cups spinach or arugula, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted peppers, or to taste
  • 3 ounces sliced Provolone (5 to 6 slices), optional


  1. Whisk together eggs, basil, parmesan, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Cook bacon in a 10-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring, until crisp. Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to a large bowl then pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat.
  3. Add potatoes and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper to skillet, and sauté over medium-high heat until golden, about 3 minutes. Cover skillet and continue to cook over medium-low heat, stirring a few times, until potatoes are just tender, about 3 minutes more. Transfer the potatoes with a slotted spoon to bowl containing the bacon.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet and sauté onion and garlic over medium-high heat until pale golden, about 4 minutes, then add spinach and sauté until just wilted.
  5. Gently add the potatoes and bacon, the roasted peppers, and remaining tablespoon oil into onion mixture, spreading it evenly.
  6. Pour egg mixture evenly over vegetables and cook over medium-high heat, lifting up cooked egg around edges with a heat-proof rubber spatula to let uncooked egg flow underneath, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, until it appears mostly set, with a moist top and center, 3 to 5 minutes more.
  7. Remove lid. If using Provolone, broil frittata 5 to 7 inches from heat until set, but not browned, 1 to 2 minutes, then top with an even layer of cheese and continue to broil until browned and bubbling, 1 to 3 minutes (watch carefully).
  8. If skipping the cheese, broil frittata until the top is lightly browned, 1 to 3 minutes (making sure it doesn't burn).
  9. If using a nonstick skillet, slide the frittata onto a serving plate. If using a cast-iron skillet, cut and serve wedges directly from the skillet.

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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.

Resident Advantage Program

As a resident of Auston Chase you will be eligible for a Sam’s Business Membership.

Membership is $45. When you join...
Individuals/ Family receive a $10 Gift Card
Military / Students receive a $15 Gift Card
Check out the website for the many additional benefits of a Business Membership. To join and receive your gift card, email Tammy’

Carpet Cleaning


Carpet is great to have in your home. It can give a room personality, warmth, and comfort. Taking care of it, though, can sometimes be a chore. We don’t always give it the proper attention it requires.

Vacuuming plays a key role in keeping your carpet clean and fresh, eliminates allergens, and your house will be more inviting. Here are four of the biggest reasons why you should vacuum your carpet regularly:

  1. Improve Household Hygiene. Your carpets are like big filters and they trap allergens such as pollen and dust mites. Dust mites love to hide in your carpet. These are one of the top household allergens that will make you sneeze and weeze. Vacuuming regularly will help reduce those allergens, while improving your household hygiene AND personal health!
  2. To Remove Abrasive Dirt. When you walk on your carpets, dirt comes off your shoes and falls into the fibers of your carpet. This dirt becomes abrasive as its dries causing it to grind into the carpet fiber as it’s walked on. This causes those dark traffic patterns in your carpet. With regular vacuuming you will almost eliminate this problem.
  3. Keep Your Carpet Looking New. Walking on your carpets pushes the carpet fibers down and causes the carpets to look worn. With regular vacuuming you will bring life back into your carpets. It will help lift the carpet piles, which helps to keep your carpet looking new.
  4. Removes Pet Hair.

Vacuuming pet hair off your carpet keeps it smelling like a carpet and not your pets. It can get quite musty smelling from pets being on it all day. Most cats and dogs shed and so you must vacuum more frequently.

You’re probably asking, “how often should I vacuum my carpets”? You should, at minimum, vacuum your carpets weekly and more often in high traffic areas. If kids or pets track dirt onto your carpet, don’t wait, vacuum it immediately.

One more very important aspect of vacuuming is keeping your vacuum cleaner well maintained. Empty the bag or container (if bagless) after each use.

It does no good to vacuum your carpet if your vacuum cleaner is no longer sucking dirt because the compartment is full or clogged. It is just grinding the dirt down into the carpet fibers.

Here are a couple of suggestions of the best, well-priced vacuums:

Kenmore Intuition Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner – White - Model # 31040 Sears – ($299.99 online – not sure about in-store)

Eureka Boss SmartVac Factory Refurbished Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner, R4870K Walmart – ($69.54 online –not sure about in-store)

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