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Ashton Pointe July 2016 Newsletter


We Want To Know! Your Opinion Matters!

We are grateful to have such wonderful residents and we want to make sure that we are living up to your expectations. Let your voice be heard by taking a few moments to complete a short survey sent from our partner, J Turner Research. These will be randomly emailed throughout your stay with us. We thank you in advance for helping us get better at making your days shine.


Beaufort County Library needs your input

Beaufort County Library needs your input on ways to provide successful outreach within the community. Please take a few moments to complete this survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XJMK2BH


Courtesy Reminders

  • Please respect your neighbors. Our quiet hours are from 10pm to 7am.
  • If depositing a cardboard box in our recyclable station by our trash compactor, please break down the boxes. This will help create space and maintain the area.

Do not dispose of your large bulky items in the compactor. Disposing of such items actually causes our compactor to either jam or burn the motor causing garbage back up that is very unsightly. You can dispose of them at our local waste/recycling convenience center located at 130 Castle Rock Road, open 7:30am-7pm closed on Wednesdays. This is less than a mile from the community. Thank you so much for your cooperation.


Vending Machine

Have you heard? We now have a vending machine in our business center! Come in and enjoy a light snack when playing or browsing the internet.


Pool Reminders

  • Our pool hours are from 10am to 10pm.
  • There are no pets allowed in the pool area.
  • No glass containers or bottles are allowed.
  • Two guests per apartment are allowed unless approved my management.
  • All guests must be accompanied by a leaseholder.
  • Please practice courtesy at our grill stations. Turn off gas and limit usage if people are waiting.

If you are in violation of pool rules privileges may be revoked and fines will be assessed. Please be thoughtful of residents that live around our pool area and keep the volume to a respectful level.


Eco Camp


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Rent Payment App

There is a great new phone app that we wanted to make sure you are aware of named RentCafe Resident. The app is available in the Google Play Store and App Store for free! Save this app as an easy accessibility on your phone to pay your rent, see your balance; submit service requests, track service requests, and more! If you are already registered with RentCafe, you are ready to load and log in to the app. If you are not registered yet, you can do so for free on our website www.LiveAshtonPointe.com.


Peach Jam

Total Time: 35 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 25 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cloves
  • 4 large ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped (about 2 pounds)

Directions:

  • Put the sugar, 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, vanilla and cloves in a heavy, nonreactive skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the peaches to the skillet and stir once to coat. Raise the heat to medium-high, and bring to a visible simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick and jam-like and the peach pieces are very soft, 15 to 20 minutes, depending on ripeness of the peaches. Check the pan midway, you may need to lower the temperature to medium if the mixture starts to brown.
  • Crush the peaches with a potato masher, until most of the mixture is smooth and there are only a few chunky pieces left. (The longer the mixture cooks, the thicker the jam will be after it cools.) Remove from the heat, stir in the remaining 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, and let cool before refrigerating. Cool completely in the refrigerator before using. Discard the cloves before serving. The jam will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

From Food Network Kitchens

Available Garages

Are you trying to be clutter free this year? Contact our office for a garage rental. You can park your car and get rid of those extra items that are taking up closet space. Rentals are $120 monthly!


Resident Function Look Out:

“Movie Night by the Pool”

Ashton Pointe is getting ready for the end of summer. Are you? We will be announcing the date soon!


Around Town Happenings

Courtesy of First Shore:

http://firstshore.org/site/venue/beaufort/

  • July 22th
    • Beaufort Water Festival Bed Races and River Dance
    • Salt Marsh Discovery
  • July 23rd
    • Beaufort Water Festival Grand Parade
    • Beaufort Water Festival Air Show
    • Historic Fort Fremont Tour
    • Honey Horn Nature Walk
  • July 24th
    • Beaufort Water Festival Blessing of Fleet/ Parade of Boats
  • July 25th
    • Imagination Station Art Camp for Kids
    • Butterfly Discovery
  • July 26th
    • Summer Family History Package
    • Forest Preserve Wagon Journey
    • Blue Crab Discovery
    • Sea Turtle Talk
  • July 27th
      o Dolphin and Nature Cruise

Be Smart About Safety!

No one plans to call 9-1-1, but now you can plan ahead. Sign up for Smart911 to give 9-1-1 valuable information about yourself before an emergency occurs. This information will be immediately available to 9-1-1 when you make an emergency call. These details can save valuable minutes or even seconds in an emergency.


Ashton Pointe Paint and Wine Night!

Are you ready to show off those artistic skills? Come on and join us in the Clubhouse on August 18th for Ashton Pointe’s first ever Paint and Wine Night. Cast your vote on the scene of the night at our Clubhouse, only $10 per person! The more the merrier, bring your friends and your wine. Come on down to the office and vote on your favorite of 3 paintings. We will announce the winner next week on our Facebook page.


Sign up now for RAD courses!

This basic self-defense course will be taught by certified R.A.D. Systems instructors and includes lectures, discussions, and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. We are offering this course at no charge to Ashton Pointe residents here in the clubhouse! We need at least 12 participants to lock down dates. Please call the office or email our office staff if you would be interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.


Maintenance Tip

Having a problem with rust stains on your tub? Here is a tip to maintain your tub looking beautiful.

Occasionally it happens that a metal can, such as a shaving cream can, is left in the bathtub and results in a rust ring. An effective way to remove this rust ring is with baking soda.

Dampen the rust stains with water. Spread a layer of baking soda over them. Wet a soft nylon brush (old toothbrush works great) with water and scrub the baking soda gently into the rust stains. The water in the brush should combine with the baking soda to form a paste. Leave the baking soda paste on the rust stains for one hour. Rinse the paste off with a clean wet sponge. More stubborn stains may require multiple applications.

Do not use abrasive cleaners, such as Comet, or scouring pads; these will damage the tubs surface by putting micro scratches in the tub surface.


Clubhouse Reservations!

Planning a party or get together and have no idea where to have it? How about our clubhouse? We now are offering residents the chance to rent out the clubhouse for private events.

For rental rates, call or text the office at 843-379-5110!


Creatures of the Night

Next Program is Saturday, July 25th @ 2:30 PM. It is offered free to public on select Saturdays always at 2:30 PM. July Programs are on the 9th and 23rd.

Presented at Hunting Island Nature Center. For more information, call 843-838-2011.


Going out of Town?

If you are going out of town, let the office staff know!


With these high temperatures, remember to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water! ☺

Ashton Pointe Apartment Homes | 100 Ashton Pointe Boulevard, Beaufort, SC 29906

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