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Auston Chase Apartments November 2014 Newsletter

Give Thanks for each new morning with its light for rest and shelter of the night
for health and food, for friends and love, for everything thy goodness sends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Around the Town Happenings

Lowcountry Critters - Meet and Greet

Saturday, Nov 1 - Sunday, Nov 30
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive
Hilton Head Island

This is a casual "Meet and Greet" to learn more about the alligators, snakes and other critters that share Hilton Head Island with us. Joe Maffo, owner and found of "Critter Management" will bring along some of his "friends" to share with everyone. Take this opportunity to walk-in and see these animals up close, take a picture and learn more about them. No reservations are required. Cost is $10 for adult, $5 for child. For info call: 843-689-6767 ext 223 Or visit:

Stardust Orchestra

Sunday, November 9

The Stardust Orchestra will perform at 2 p.m., a free concert will be given at the Bluffton United Methodist Church at 101 Calhoun St. This concert is open to the public. Seating is limited so early arrival is encouraged. Call (843) 707-7813 for additional details.

Veteran’s Day Parade & Ceremony

Tuesday, November 11
Downtown Beaufort

The parade will step off Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. This year’s Grand Marshal is General George Crist, USMC, (Ret.). The parade will be followed by a Veterans Day Ceremony in the Beaufort National Cemetery at 11 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Lieutenant General John L. Ballantyne, USA, (Ret.). The Parris Island Marine Band and the Beaufort Naval Hospital Choir will perform.

Salty Dog Christmas Village
224 S. Sea
Pines Drive

November 28 thru December 31

Hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights & decorations and Free pictures with Santa on Friday and Saturday nights, For information call: (843) 671-2233 or visit:

Health & Wellness Corner

“It’s the Holidays, everyone gains 10 pounds”. Not necessarily true!

Here are a few strategies to keep those pounds away:

Increase Your Fiber
Fiber is your holiday friend for fast fat loss. It slows stomach emptying, lessens your hunger hormone ghrelin, balances blood sugar, and reduces cravings. High-fiber foods include berries (especially raspberries), leafy greens, and nuts and seeds.

Know Thy Enemy
Abandoning all logic and diving into a holiday treat becomes far more difficult once you know your numbers. That little cup of eggnog packs almost 350 calories. Ditto for the stuffing. Pumpkin pie packs around 310 calories a slice — and that's before the whipped cream. Never mind the ensuing cravings and potential food intolerances: once you realize how easy it is to devour several thousand calories in one meal, you may reconsider what's allowed on your plate.

Plan Ahead
You've had a brutal week, only to arrive home craving fatty foods. Think ahead and don't become victim to sudden urges and persuasion. Have some pre-cooked chicken and chopped raw veggies in the fridge ready to go. If you've got a big party to go to, eat something beforehand so you don't arrive famished. A little preparation saves major regret.

Work It Out
Juggling shopping, preparing for your in-laws, and a multitude of other stresses holidays bring might make you feel like your exercise and fitness needs to go onto the back burner. Don't let that happen! Make your exercise a priority and re-arrange your schedule to make it easier for you to workout (warning: this might mean waking up a little earlier for some). Get a workout partner, or simply ask a friend to help you stay accountable. Burst training is my favorite, because high-intensity exercise provides an efficient, effective workout in less time than it takes to find a parking spot at the mall.

Recipe Corner

Fried Eggplant, Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Eggplant is like a sponge. Salting it draws out moisture and firms up the flesh, and deep-frying ensures it cooks evenly until creamy throughout.


  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves with tender stems
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 small green chiles, such as Thai, seeds removed, chopped, divided
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
  • 3/4 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 medium eggplants (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1 1/2" pieces
  • Vegetable oil (for frying; about 2 cups)
  • 1 pound small tomatoes (about 8), cut into wedges
  • 1/2 pound Persian cucumbers (about 3), sliced

Holiday Porch Decorating Contest

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We value your feedback and suggestions on how we can serve you better, and of course, compliments are always appreciated!

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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

Brooke’s Bed & Biscuit is the place for your pet to be pampered! A beautiful setting, safe and secure, Brooke’s is your pet’s home away from home. How do we know this? Well, we have brought our own pets to Brooke’s and they were treated like family.

And, if you are looking to adopt your new best friend, they also have several rescue dogs and cats that are looking for their furever home.

25% Off Boarding, Daycare & Daycare Baths
(excludes Holidays)

Maintenance Tip

Smoke detectors 
are our friend!

We all know the scenario, its 2am, you have to go 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 if you do have a fire, it’s also against the terms of your lease. 

Please refer to the Smoke Detector Addendum; “Fire safety and prevention is taken very seriously at our community. 

Violations of these policies by you can result in serious harm to you, your family, roommates, guests and neighbors including: death, life-long debilitating injuries, and/or loss of personal possessions.

Failure to comply with any of the above policies related to the operation of the smoke detector may result in damages, civil penalties, attorney fees and termination of the rental contract.

All you have to do is call the emergency maintenance line. A chirping smoke detector is considered and emergency. This is a life saving device and we will be there to make sure they are working properly.

While you are waiting for a service member, to quiet the detector, push the button on the alarm for a second or two and that sets it into silent mode. If you don’t want anyone in your apartment at this late hour, this is ok to do, but please remember to call the office in the morning to put in a work order. 

Also, During our filter changes our service team is also changing all the batteries in the smoke alarms to help prevent the middle of the night chirping.

Our local homeless dogs need our help…

The weather is getting colder and the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission needs blankets for their rescue dogs.

If you have any blankets you would like to donate, please bring them to our office and ask for Jennifer. 

Auston Chase Apartment Homes | 59 Summerlake Circle, Ridgeland, SC 29936 | Call 877-763-9142

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