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Auston Chase Apartments May 2015 Newsletter

Around the Town Happenings

Mother's Day Tea

May 8, 2015 • 2 pm to 4 pm

The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society invites you to a tea dedicated to mothers and the history of Mother's Day. Tea, finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries will be served. The cost to attend is $25 per person and reservations must be made in advance. Please keep in mind that space is limited.To purchase your ticket or to inquire further please call the Heyward House at 843-757-6293.

Alyssa Krob

Event Location:
Colcock-Teel House
46 Colcock Street
Bluffton, SC, 29910

Admission Details: $25 per person

37th Bluffton Village Festival

Saturday, May 9, 2015 • 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Enjoy this eclectic and homespun Southern festival famous for its unique art and crafts, music, delicious food, the Ugly Dog Contest, the Pie Eating Contest and a chance to meet old friends and new ones.


Event Location:
Old Town Bluffton
41 Calhoun Street
Bluffton, SC, 29910

Farmers Markets of the Lowcountry…

Farmers Market of Bluffton
Carson Cottages in Old Town Bluffton 40 Calhoun St.
Winter Farmers Market, Thursdays, Noon-4 p.m. Summer Farmers Market, 2-7 p.m. Fresh produce, plants, prepared foods, live entertainment, children’s programs, educational opportunities and chef demonstrations. (843) 415-2447.

First Saturday:
Hampton Lake Market Day!

Hampton Lake, the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area’s premier lake community, will host a monthly Market Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The Market” will take place at Hampton Lake’s the award winning Lakeside Amenity Village along the porch of the Tackle Box gift shop and Boathouse areas. Shop for homemade crafts, garden items, fresh flowers & produce, art, jewelry, gifts, fresh baked goods, and more! (843) 836-7463 or

Jasper County Farmers Market
Ridgeland 9935 Jacob Smart
Blvd. S. (Hwy. 17)
Fridays, 1-6 p.m. Local and SC Certified fruits and vegetables with a small flea market. EBT is honored. Vendor space is $5 per day. (843) 717-3690. For more information on our local Farmer’s Markets:

Health & Wellness Corner

Egg Plant Lasagna


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil for brushing
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs salt and
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 large eggplants, peeled and sliced into 1/2
  • Inch rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 48 ounces chunky tomato sauce (such as Prego®)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Oil 2 baking sheets and a 9x13-inch baking dish with 1 teaspoon olive oil.
2.Whisk eggs and water together in a shallow dish. Combine Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, salt, and ground black pepper in a separate shallow dish.
3.Dip eggplant slices into egg mixture, then press each gently into bread crumb mixture. Gently tap off any excess crumbs. Arrange slices on the prepared baking sheets.
4.Bake eggplant slices in the preheated oven until tops are golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Flip eggplant and bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes.
5.Remove eggplant from the oven and increase temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
6.Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and stir in ground beef. Season beef with salt and ground black pepper. Cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease. Stir tomato sauce into ground beef; bring to a simmer and set sauce aside.
7.Place 1/3 of the eggplant slices on bottom of the dish. Pour 1/3 of tomato sauce with ground beef on top of eggplant layer. Sprinkle 1/3 of mozzarella cheese on top of sauce layer. Repeat 2 more times, finishing with a layer of mozzarella cheese.
8.Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

Share your healthy recipes, fitness tips, and success stories with your neighbors. Email Jemal to be included in our Health Corner.

Holiday Office Hours

Monday - May, 25 Office Closed

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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!

Maintenance Tip

Fire Safety part 2… Smoke detectors are your friend!

We all know the scenario, its 2am, you’ve got to work tomorrow, you haven’t been sleeping very well, and it happens…CHIRP!

What was that? Some hypersonic bird that got caught in your apartment and decided that it has to destroy you with its piercing, high pitched call?

No, it’s your smoke alarm! It’s really very easy to get the alarm to be quiet without pulling it down from the ceiling and stomping on it like you’re playing a life size game of “whack a mole”. Pulling your smoke alarm down from the ceiling and disconnecting it is not only dangerous, it is against the law.

All you have to do is push the button on the alarm for a second or two to set it into silent mode. This is ok to do until the morning when you need to call the office and have us put in a work order to change the batteries in your detectors. However, if you are fine with the time of day (or night) and don’t think you can take the chirp or feel confident in pushing the silent button, just call the emergency maintenance line! A chirping smoke alarm is considered an emergency. Our maintenance department is currently going into every apartment during our filter changes and changing all the batteries in the smoke alarms now.

Air Conditioning Start-up

Spring is here, which means consistently warmer temperatures! Please take a moment to switch the system in your home over to a/c to check and make sure it is cooling properly. If you experience any issues, please let us know so that we can make repairs. Always leave the system turned on to ensure proper air circulation and moisture control.

Why Buy Renters Insurance?

Renters' insurance is a liability insurance policy which provides most of the benefits of homeowners’ insurance. The resident’s personal property is covered against named perils such as fire, theft and vandalism. Auston Chase, the owner of the building, is responsible for insuring it, but bears no responsibility for the resident’s belongings. If a resident damages the premises, the landlord and other residents can recover against the perpetrator's insurance. It is important to know what type of damage your insurance covers. Basically, there are three types of coverage available: loss of use, personal property, and personal liability.

As a renter, you may not think you need insurance. Auston Chase already has insurance on the building, right? We do carry structural insurance on the buildings, but you may not realize that our policy does not cover any of your personal property. What would happen if:

  • Your apartment building burned down?
  • A thief broke into your apartment?
  • A guest slipped and injured himself in your kitchen?
  • The apartment you're renting suffered water damage?
  • Windstorm or Lightning
  • Fire, Smoke or Discharge of Water
  • Vandalism theft or Malicious Mischief
  • Nine other common loss types

Renters Insurance Protects Your Belongings

Too often, people think they don't have enough property to make a renters insurance policy worthwhile. But take a minute to think about what you own, and what can lose, including:

  • Clothing and Jewelry
  • Furniture
  • Television or entertainment system
  • Computer
  • iPod
  • Musical or sporting equipment

Without renters insurance, you have no coverage for personal property loss or damage. Did you know that if a fire in your apartment causes damage (smoke, water, etc.) to other apartments, you are liable for that damage as well as the damage to your apartment? Just in the past month, two of our sister communities have suffered damage from fire in excess of $30,000 each, the responsibility of which falls to the resident! Fortunately, you can get affordable renters insurance (also called apartment insurance) to help protect you in situations like these.

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