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Auston Chase Apartments March 2014 Newsletter

Neighborhood Happenings

From Broadway To Hilton Head Island...  Tony Lo Bianco In The Little Flower

Main Street Youth Theatre
300 Main Street, HHI

Thursday, March 6, 2014
7:30PM - 9:00PM

Tony Lo Bianco and Christopher Schembra with Tony's 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the NYC International Film Festival

From Broadway to Hilton Head Island... Associate Producer Christopher L. Schembra announces a one-night only took out benefit Performance by veteran actor Tony Lo Bianco in his award-winning role as Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in THE LITTLE FLOWER. The performance is a one-man play set in in 1945 in the office of Fiorello H. La Guardia on his final day as a three-time Mayor of New York City.

THE LITTLE FLOWER presents a historic look into the life and career of the great statesman. Meet Tony and Christopher at a Champagne/Dessert Reception following the performance. A portion of the proceeds benefit Main Street Youth Theatre.

Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival

March 10 – 15, 2014

The 29th Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival. South Carolina’s Premier Coastal Wine Competition & Culinary Event. Mark your calendars for these key dates, information on locations, times and tickets will be posted as they become available. or (843) 686-4944.

31st Annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

March 16th

Parade begins at Coligny Circle, 3 p.m. Clowns, marching bands, floats, Shiners, dignitaries and animal contingencies make their way down Pope Avenue to Office Park Road.

6th Annual Beaufort Twilight Run
& Oyster Roast

March 22, 2014

This USATF sanctioned running festival for all ages has a competitive 8K Run and 5K Run, a 5K Fun Walk and a 1/4 mile Kid’s Fun Run. The evening is capped off by a traditional Lowcountry Oyster Roast.

The event is located in the village of Habersham and benefits Riverview Charter School in Beaufort. Our mission is to host a fun, competitive and memorable annual event for Beaufort. For information:

Recipe Corner

The Humble
Sheperd Pie




  • cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 (1 ounce) packages instant chicken gravy mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cheese of choice


  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
  • Cover potatoes with water in a saucepan and boil for 20 to 30 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain and beat until smooth with an electric mixer. Add butter, milk, and salt and pepper to taste; beat to desired consistency.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook and stir turkey and onion until turkey is fully cooked. Add gravy mix and water; stir often, until gravy is thick and bubbly. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add turkey mixture to the baking dish. Next, layer the peas and carrots, and top with the mashed potatoes. Top with a layer of shredded cheese.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and the potatoes are golden on the top.

Fire Safety

Auston Chase recently had the Hardeeville Fire Department visit our community for a class in fire safety.

We want to share some very helpful information

  • Fire needs 3 things to “live”, heat, oxygen, and food. The food could be grease, oil, carpet, or almost anything. If you take away the oxygen the fire can’t live.
  • If you have a kitchen fire, baking soda works well to put it out. Even just putting a pot lid over it will smother it out.
  • Never pour water on a grease fire, it will splatter the grease up the wall and now your cabinets are on fire too!
  • The fire extinguishers in the white cabinets in the breezeways are ABC rated which means that they are good for just about any fire.
  • By far the first and most important thing to do if you have a fire is CALL 911!

Save the Date

March 28th  - Pot Luck Dinner & Game Night
May 24th - Civil Service Appreciation BBQ
June 21st  - Community Yard Sale
August (tbd) - Dive-in Movie Night
September 20th - Wellness Fair
October 24th - Resident Appreciation Night @ Station 300
December 6th - Shopping Night at Home

Keep watching our calendar for additional events and any changes!

Click here for details

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!

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Maintenance Tip

What do you think is the most used appliance in your kitchen? Some of you will say the stove/oven, some will say the microwave, others the dishwasher. However, the most used appliance in the kitchen is the refrigerator. 

Think about it, it comes on by itself during the day when you are not home, when you open it for the 8th time in 15 minutes, when you’re grabbing the ice cream at 11:30 at night, and while you are fast asleep. So, its only good common sense to do a couple things to make sure it runs a good long time.

  • You use much more energy and make the fridge work much harder when you put it on the coldest setting, it is really only necessary to put the temperature on between 4 and 6. This will lengthen the life of your fridge and lower your electric bill.
  • Try to open the door as little as possible.
  • Don’t put HOT foods in the fridge, this will raise the temperature in your chill chest and could make ice form on your fan, making an irritating clicking noise. Let food cool first before putting them in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Clean the gasket around the door. Doing this give you a good seal.
  • Make sure your fridge stays fairly clean, this will make your fridge more efficient and will lower your energy costs and increase the lifespan of your machine.

While breakdowns do happen, these few tips will make sure that the “guardian of the milk” and “keeper of the sandwich fixings” will stay on duty longer!

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.

Parking Decals

All residents must have a parking decal on their vehicle. If you did not receive one when you moved in or if you have a new vehicle, please come by the office so we can get your vehicle registered.

Also remember that visitors should not be parking directly in front of the buildings. They should be parking in secondary parking.

Thank you!

Auston Chase Management

Valentine’s Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone that completed a survey and entered our Valentine’s Contest

Our winners are (drum roll please)

1st prize -  Blake Culberson & Lauren Rickett
2nd prize - Morgan Aussprung
3rd prize - Travis Woods

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