April Showers Bring May Flowers

Roofing Improvement Project at Fairfax Circle Villa

Despite all the rain we’ve had the past few days, we’ve managed to maintain our roof replacement schedule with the last of the buildings completed by the end of April.

As you can imagine, the roof is one of the most important elements of any building.  It must withstand rain, snow, sleet and anything else the seasons throw at it.  We would like to thank our tenants for their cooperation.

 


What’s going on in early June 2017?

Fairfax Circle Villa Apartments will be sealing and re-striping the parking lot. The weather (heavy rain, snow, and extreme temperatures), heavy loads, and harmful substances such as oil, gas and grease, all contribute to the deterioration of any asphalt surface.  If water is allowed to penetrate the asphalt surface, freezing and thawing cycles cause the biggest damage, enlarging existing cracks and creating potholes.  Sealing at regular intervals help prevent water penetration, extending the useful life of the asphalt as well as enhancing its curb appeal.  Management will soon provide a detailed schedule for this work.

 

Let’s make a difference!

We ask our tenants to place recyclable items within the designated enclosures near our dumpsters using the bins provided for smaller items.  

If the enclosures/bins are full, please place additional items in the trash dumpsters helping ensure a well-maintained appearance.  

 

 

What items can we “Recycle”?

Items that can be recycled are cans, plastic, paper, glass and cardboard.

 

Benefits of Recycling

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and combustion facilities
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Saves energy
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change
  • Helps sustain the environment for future generations
  • Helps create well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States

 

Have you tried “Spring Vegetable Soup”? Yum!

 

Try this healthy recipe for Spring!

(Ingredients needed)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large leek, trimmed and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 celery stalk, diced (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 pound very small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 cup (1 1/2-inch) slices asparagus
  • 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil
  • 1/2-ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved

 

Instructions

  • Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat.
  • Add carrots, leek, and celery; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add salt, pepper, and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add stock; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  • Add potatoes; reduce heat to medium, and simmer 8 minutes or until potatoes start to soften.
  • Add peas, asparagus, and beans; simmer 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Add spinach, thyme, and basil; cook 1 minute.
  • Ladle soup into bowls; top evenly with cheese.