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Auston Woods Apartments November 2017 Newsletter

Veteran’s Day Breakfast

Veterans’ Day is Saturday, November 11th. Known as Veterans Day since 1954, the holiday was first recognized in 1919 as Armistice Day as a commemoration of the end of World War I.

We now recognize Veterans Day as a time to give appreciation to members of the armed forces, both past and present. On behalf of Auston Woods and HHHunt, we thank all who have served to protect our country. Light breakfast refreshments will be offered in the Internet Café from 11am – 1pm on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Resident Appreciation Week

November 4: Hot Chocolate Bar at Welcome Center 5-6pm
November 11: Movie On The Go at Welcome Center 5-6pm
November 16: Pizza Night at the Internet Café 5:30—7pm
November 29: Breakfast on the Go at the front gate 7:30—9am

Food Drive

With the holidays starting, we would like to ask that our residents help us give to the less fortunate. We will be collecting non-perishable food items, which will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. We will accept donations through Tuesday, November 21st.

Time to Fall Back

Don’t forget to set your clocks back, as Daylight Saving Time ends in the United States on Sunday, Nov. 1st, at 2am. Whether you plan to catch up on sleep or hit the gym, we hope you enjoy your extra hour.

Coat Drive

Auston Woods is partnering with a local elementary school and accepting donations of new (with tags) winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves in the Welcome Center until Friday, December 15, 2017.

Maintenance Tip of the Month

When temperatures outside are below freezing be sure to open your cabinets, run water in your faucets and keep your thermostat set at 65 degrees or higher. The combination of these three things will help keep frozen pipes to a minimum.

Gate Reminders

For the safety of all, gate regulations must be adhered to at all times.

Do not piggy-back or allow others to do so at any time.

Should you have any guests that need admittance, please use the calling system at the front gate or use your access card to grant them access.

Please let the gate arm lower before using your access card.

For a complete list of front gate regulations, please see the Resident Handbook

Holiday Office Hours

To give our team time with family during the Thanksgiving holiday,the Auston Woods Welcome Center will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22nd and closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24th. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

'Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings'



2-3 Tablespoons Butter
6 boneless skinless chicken thighs or 4 boneless skinless breasts
1 Onion diced
2 cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
1-2 ribs celery sliced or diced
1-2 carrots sliced or diced
Frozen Peas (about ½-1 cup, or desired amount)
3-4 Cups Chicken broth
2 small packages Grands Jr biscuits (total 10 biscuits) torn into 5-6 pieces
flour for dusting dumplings


1. Place the chicken, butter, soup, veggies and onion in a greased slow cooker, and fill with enough broth to cover.
2. Secure lid and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High. About 30-45 minutes before serving, roll each torn biscuit piece in flour (to prevent them from sticking together), then drop into the slow cooker. Replace lid and cook remaining 30-45 minutes or until dumplings are cooked through. Dunk dumplings in liquid once or twice during final cooking stage.

Help Us Keep Our Community Clean

We have recently noticed an increase in litter throughout the community.

Garbage that has not been disposed of properly poses a big concern, not only because it is unsightly, but also because it may act as an attractant to pests and wildlife.

Trash items should always be placed inside the trash compactors or appropriate trash receptacles. Please do not leave household trash items on balcony/patio areas or in building breezeways.

Pet waste must also be disposed of properly. In addition to causing unpleasant odors, pet waste poses a health hazard to people and animals. For your convenience, pet waste stations are located throughout the community.

Please note that anyone who does not properly dispose of waste materials, whether household trash or pet waste, will be charged $25/waste item.

To keep the exterior of the buildings looking their best, we also ask that you refrain from hanging towels and bathing suits over the railing of your balcony/patio areas.

Turning on the Heat

As the weather cools down, many of you will be turning on your heat for the first time. To give the unit time to adjust to the change, please leave the unit “Off” for 5 minutes when switching from “Cool” to “Heat”.

Because the heating elements have been unused for several months, dust may have accumulated on the element. The first time you turn on the unit, the dust may heat up and cause smoke and a burning smell.

This is normal. If the smoke detector goes off, you may need to open the windows to allow the apartment to clear out. For normal use, however, please do not have the heating/air conditioning unit running while the windows are open, as this can cause additional wear and tear to the unit.

Abberly Woods Apartment Homes | 5301 Roundstone Way, Charlotte, NC 28216.
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