Please say Happy Birthday to…
Cheryl Brooks: October 21st!
Dates to Remember:
10/1: World Vegetarian Day
10/5: Mix & Mingle in the Clubhouse!
10/7: World Smile Day
10/10: Columbus Day
10/21: Last day of collections for Safe Harbor
10/22: Make a Difference Day
10/23: Magic Show at 2PM
10/28: National Chocolate Day
October Social Events
Our Book Club will be meeting Wednesday,
The book club will be meeting on October 25th at 5:30pm to discuss The Aviator’s Wife, all are welcome to join us!
We’re hosting a Magic Show in the Clubhouse at 2pm on Sunday, October 23rd!
Join us on Wednesday, October 5th in the Clubhouse for a Resident Mix & Mingle! Drinks will be provided, please bring a dish to share!
If you wish to have trick or treaters come to your door on Halloween night, please stop by the office to pick up a Halloween flier to place on your door. If you do not see a flier, please do not knock on the door on Halloween
In order to provide better service to our residents there will be a maintenance technician available to complete work orders on Saturdays, starting in November. Please keep in mind that any service requests made at the end of the week may be completed on Saturday. If you do not wish to have a maintenance tech at your home on Saturday, please be sure to notate it when the request is made.
Help us Help Safe Harbor Shelter
Safe Harbor provides services to anyone who has experienced sexual and domestic violence regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, faith, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity and geographic location. Services are offered free of charge to anyone seeking help.
We will be hosting a drive to gather essentials for this worthy cause. We will be accepting these donations until October 21st. Please come to the office for more information about what we are collecting.
The Gardens provides pest control service every week; if you notice an issue, please let us know so we can add your apartment to receive service. Please do not wait and allow pests to spread.
Below is the list of scheduled buildings:
October 6: Building 4710: 106-108, 206-208, 306-308
October 13: Building 11600: 101-104, 201-204, 301-304
October 20: Building 11610: 101-104, 201-204, 301-304
October 27: Building 11610: 105-108, 205-208, 305-308
IMPORTANT Trash Reminders:
Please consider the following:
- YOU MUST break down boxes before recycling them
- PLEASE take all unwanted furniture& large items to the local dump: 10600 Fords Country Ln, Glen Allen, VA 23059
- DO NOT throw trash bags over the brick wall around the compactor
- DO NOT dump cat litter in compactor, cat litter must be in a sealed bag
- When using compactor, pull the door down, place one bag in at a time, and close the door in between bags to avoid backup
Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken and Swiss Sandwiches
- 1.25 lbs chicken thighs
- 14 oz chicken breast
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 medium white onion, sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1.12 oz packet ranch dressing mix
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- a grind or two of black pepper
- 3-4 Tbs. good quality ranch dressing
- 8 slices Swiss cheese
- 8 sesame seed buns
In a slow cooker, combine the chicken, bell pepper, onion, garlic, ranch dressing mix, chicken stock, and a little black pepper. Toss to combine and set on low for about six hours.
After that time, shred the chicken (right in the pot!) with two forks. Stir in the ranch dressing and stir until everything is combined and creamy and you want to cry. Taste the mixture and add a pinch of salt if you feel it needs a tiny lift.
Place a heaping mound of chicken mix on the bottom half of each sandwich bun and top with a slice of Swiss cheese. Slide the sandwiches under the broiler for maybe a minute or two, melting the cheese.
The grass in front of some of the buildings, 4820 especially, has been ruined by pet urine. Please be sure to take your dogs to an area away from the front of the building, and not to the same location each time, before letting them urinate.