MARCH 2010 Presented by 660 and W3 Lifestyle - Together Building Superior Communities
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April 11 Club Lounge Noon to 2pm
Sweet & Stylish Party
You are living in a community that has committed to providing superior service by enrolling as a W3 Lifestyle Community. While other communities “talk” about great service, your community has committed to PROVE it! www.W3Lifestyle.com
All we can say about this great evening of fun is...YUMMY!!!!! We are all going to have a fantastic evening catching up with one another while enjoying some delicious sweet treats and washing it down with a relaxing glass of Wine. This is an event you will not want to miss! It’s a great opportunity to wind down after a day at the office while chatting with your friendly neighbors. All of our treats are freshly made for this event and will definitely appeal to your taste buds. Sunday - April 11th from Noon to 2pm in your Club Lounge
Monthly Minizine Growing In April your Community Minizine will be growing and improving! There are few communities that offer their residents such a valuable communication tool as your Community Minizine. The new April design will be sure to impress and something that we know you are going to want to share with your friends and family. In it will be very special bargains only offered to our residents including special discounts for massages, restaurants, various retailers, etc. So never miss out on viewing your Minizine on a monthly basis - you never know what you may be missing!
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Community News A Letter from your Community Manager To Our Valued Residents Did you know our community has received the premiere designation as being a W3 Lifestyle Community? We have specifically been hand picked as an apartment community that is considered to be “The Best of The Best.” This is NOT an average apartment complex. W3 Lifestyle Communities have committed to providing a Superior Service Level and Superior Product Quality. We are working towards always having an improved monthly Minizine which is customized for your benefit just like what you are reading right now. Every Minizine will be filled with local news and information such as special discounts various retailers and restaurants are offering to save you money and improve your lifestyle. We will also be communicating important community news and improvements we are putting in place to continue building a Superior Community for you to enjoy and be proud of. Have you checked out YOUR 2010 Calendar of Events? This is yet another great benefit of being a W3 Lifestyle Community. We have committed to putting on some energetic and fun monthly events for you to enjoy! Join your neighbors for events such as Meet & Greet Parties, Wellness EXPO’s, Pool Parties, Dive In Movie Nights, Jazz Under The Stars, Casino Parties, and so many others! Every event offers some delicious food and yummy beverages. Each event is designed around your enjoyment and an event you can be proud to invite your friends, co-workers, and family to. The more the merrier! We will also be rolling out some other beneficial programs for our residents to enjoy in the coming months. Be sure you are checking out your Minizine every month to stay up to date on the new programs as they become available. Also make sure you update your email address with us at the Leasing Office – this is the way you will be receiving the “full” version of our monthly Community Minizine. Without this link, you will not receive the special incentives, discounts and notifications for you to take advantage of as our valued resident. Thank you for being a part of our W3 Lifestyle Community. Don’t forget to make your friends your neighbors and put a few extra bucks in your pocket at the same time! We’re glad you’re here!
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660 Community Manager Anouschka Bertell Leasing Manager Nadine Brownfield Leasing Consultant Bettra Rodenbaugh Ruby An-Baek Yonnathan Hernadez Maintenance Supervisor Otis Tarver Groundskeeper Chris Todd Courtesey Officer Stephanie Dunabr Phone 404.221.0660 Fax (404)221-0610 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.660apts.com
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SWEET & STYLISH PARTY
WELLNESS & SPA EXPO
April 11, Noon - 2 pm
May 11, 6-8 pm
What a great night for us all to get together and have some great laughs. We are all going to have a fantastic evening catching up with one another while enjoying some delicious food and beverages. This is an event you will not want to miss! It’s a great opportunity to wind down after a day at the office while chatting with your friendly neighbors and fitting in a few laughs as well!
This will be a night to remember! You will have the fantastic opportunity to get your Teeth Professionaly Whitened! A treatment like this typically costs roughly $400 to $600. However, as a W3 Lifestyle community, we have a very special rate for our residents of ONLY $49! You do not want to miss this great opportunity to improve your most valuable asset - Your Smile. To learn more about the process or to book your appointment for that evening, visit blissfulimage.com. They do take Walk-In’s, however, to guarantee an appointment call 770-886-1881 to book an appointment. We are also inviting many other service providers to this great event such as Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Iridoligist, Nutritionists, and so many others!
The greatest thing about our community is YOU! We thoroughly enjoy putting on these events and they are all for you. This is one of those events where we get an opportunity to take some quality time and visit with each other as friends and residents of a community we can all be proud of. Enjoy some delicious food and drinks also! That’s right - free food and drinks! So come on down, enjoy some delicious treats and let’s also have some great laughs together. After all, you deserve it!!!!
If you know of someone that would benefit by showcasing their products/services please have them call us at 770-886-1881. We are ALWAYS looking for great vendors to offer residents like you exciting products and services.
The History of St. Patrick’s Day Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish hav observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink, and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place not in Ireland, but in the United States. Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City on March 17, 1762. Along with their music, the parade helped the soldiers to reconnect with their Irish roots, as well as fellow Irishmen serving in the English army. Over the next thirty-five years, Irish patriotism among American immigrants flourished, prompting the rise of so-called “Irish Aid” societies, like the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick and the Hibernian Society. Each group would hold annual parades featuring bagpipes (which actually first became popular in the Scottish and British armies) and drums. In 1848, several New York Irish aid societies decided to unite their parades to form one New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Today, that parade is the world ‘s oldest civilian parade and the largest in the United States, with over 150,000 participants. Each year, nearly three million people line the one-and-a-half mile parade route to watch the procession, which takes more than five hours. Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Savannah also celebrate the day with parades including between 10,000 to 20,000 participants.
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Alice in Wonderland
Chicago’s Green River
19-year-old Alice returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.
A St. Patrick’s Day Tradition! Over 40 years of dyeing the Chicago River green the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate the holiday.
We appreciate our residents! To those who have renewed their leases and to those long term residents, we thank you for your loyalty and continued support. To those whose lease may be ending soon, please stop by the office so that we can speak to you about your renewal. We look forward to continuing to make our community a place you are proud to call home.
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W3 LIFESTYLE OPEN POSITIONS Now Hiring Creative & Energetic Community Partners & Publication Designers How does working for a company that prides itself on empowering its team members on their own personal creativity sound? W3 Lifestyle is currently looking to fill positions within our organization to keep up with our Best of The Best apartment communities throughout Atlanta with future opportunity to expand throughout the entire Southern United States. W3 Community Partners will work closely with their designated communities in planning and executing their highly energetic monthly events while maintaining a strict level of FUN and quality each and every month. You will also assist the community team members with their customized monthly Minizine’s, communicating the event schedule to the residents of the communities, work with local and national businesses in communicating their message in the monthly Minizine’s and bringing on fun and exciting vendors for freebies to the residents. W3 Creative Designers are the real stars when our unique and vibrant monthly community customized to each W3 Lifestyle community These folks are highly creative and not afraid to new, funky yet professional design ideas for ads, new fun stuff comes your way.
it comes to designing Minizine’s, which are throughout the country. take initiative in offering up publications and whatever
Young (at heart), creative, individual, unique, fun-loving and hard working? Join the W3 Lifestyle TEAM. We are committed to bringing on the Best of the Best and offering you endless opportunity for fun and growth in a family-first environment where we get creative with your perks. We love to give back to our team and community. Just ask Sierra Bennett in our Creative Arts Department! If you are interested in any of the above positions please email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to todd@ w3lifestyle.com, or fax to 770-781-9702.
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2010 EVENT CALENDAR APRIL 11, Noon to 2pm - Sweet & Stylish MAY 18, 7pm to 9pm - Jazz Under The Stars JUNE 15, 6pm to 8pm - Wellness Expo JULY 6, 8pm to 10pm - Dive In Movie Night AUGUST 8, Noon to 2pm - Pool Party SEPTEMBER 14, 6pm to 8pm - Wellness EXPO OCTOBER 12, 7pm to 9pm - Casino Night NOVEMBER 3, 6pm to 8pm - Wellness EXPO DECEMBER 8, 6pm to 8pm - Holiday Party
CLEAR WIMAX AND THE BENEFITS Home Phone, Mobile Internet, Home Internet – All from One CLEAR Account What is Clear Wireless Internet? Clear offers super-fast wireless Internet service with advertised speeds of up to 6 Mbps (potential spikes up to 22 Mbps!). For less than the price of what you would pay your DSL or Cable company to be shackled at home with a single modem, Clear gives you multiple wireless modems on one account. Unlike cellular wireless devices, Clear offers UNLIMITED bandwidth usage to. What Equipment Do You Need to Run Clear Wireless Internet? When you sign up for your contract, you will be given the option of either leasing the modems or purchasing them. There is no right or wrong choice, so you'll have to make a decision based on your individual circumstance. You have several choices of wireless modems to choose from. First is the home wireless modem, which is about the size of a normal modem that you're used to with other companies. The difference is that this modem is totally wireless except for the USB cable that plugs into your PC. This offers a robust speed of up to 6Mbps. Second are the wireless mobile (On The Go) Internet modems. This is basically a USB stick about the size of a pack of gum. Clear now offers a standard USB modem, a $10 docking station for improved performance and a 4G+ card that will resort to Sprint’s 3G network should you find yourself out of the Clear 4G range (despite it growing on a daily basis). As long as you're in the coverage area, your laptop will be able to access the Internet with speeds of up to 6Mbps and beyond. Remember, with Clear you can choose two variations of modems. You can pick one home and one On The Go modem. Or you can do what I did and pick two mobile units and mix in a home phone device – yes, you can port your current number. Again, this choice depends on your individual circumstances. Finally, you will need to install Clear's software on any computer that the wireless USB modems will be used on. I have found so far that the software is pretty much unobtrusive. It runs in the background and does not hog any computer resources. As an aside with the home phone service, as long as your device is activated in a local 4G network area, you can send the box anywhere in the world as long as there is an Internet connection and you will retain your local phone number! Pretty neat stuff!!! What Is WIMAX? WIMAX, which is basically considered 4G, is a microwave-based service that can broadcast up to 30 miles from a central transmitter. WIMAX operates on licensed or unlicensed frequencies. Clear wireless Internet uses a new frequency that they own the license for, helping to minimize interference from other networks. Who do I contact to get signed up? Visit www.getw3internet.com or call 678-654-1438 to get started today. That’s another great thing about CLEAR WIMAX, it is plug-and-play. Once you sign up, you are up and running the very same minute! W3 Communications also comes to your home to get you registered and setup if you would like…a huge benefit versus buying from a large store with less personalized service. They also periodically offer specials that are not offered in those larger stores. So when you are ready to sign up or even if you just have questions, call 678-654-1438 and a W3 Communications specialist will get you taken care of.
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Change of a Season Can Be A Reason To Change Your Oil! The change from one season to the next can be tough on your car. So can a change in your lifestyle. That’s why doing simple things on schedule, such as taking your car in for an oil change and following the service directions found in your owner’s manual, can be a good thing. The following are some common questions about the right things to do for your car when the seasons change-or when your life changes. The answers can help to keep your car healthy, safe and add a little fun to your driving at the same time: Q: Is there a way to have my car serviced without having to leave it somewhere? A: Most manufacturers recommend an oil change every 3,000 miles. There are many “fast lube” centers where you can get your car serviced in no time at all. These “fast lube” centers will check important fluids and make sure your engine is all set without an appointment and in less than 30 minutes. Q: I suddenly have a longer commute. Do you have any ideas about how I could make the best use of the hours I spend traveling? A: Books on tape have become quite popular. You should have no problem finding them in bookstores and libraries. You may consider purchasing a hands-free kit for your cellular phone. This will enable you to make calls during your commute without sacrificing safety. Q: My kids are constantly taking their seat belts off. Is this really something I should make a fuss about? A: Wearing safety belts is something you should never compromise. It’s estimated seat belts save 9,500 lives each year. And for new parents, the proper installation of child seats can dramatically reduce the risk of fatal injury to infants and toddlers
It’s Cool To Be Green Start a Green Group— Plenty of green activities are meant to be a shared experience, such as carpooling. This is a great way to go green. By carpooling you are saving the environment from exhaust fumes that are emitted into the atmosphere and it helps to curb traffic. Try talking to your friends and neighbors about the importance of conserving, and develop programs and activities in your community for others to get involved.
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Irish Soda Bread Ingredients 2 cups whole-wheat flour 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/4 cups buttermilk Directions Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and sprinkle with a little flour. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in buttermilk. Using one hand, stir in full circles (starting in the center of the bowl working toward the outside of the bowl) until all the flour is incorporated. The dough should be soft but not too wet and sticky. When it all comes together, in a matter of seconds, turn it out onto a well-floured surface. Clean dough off your hand. Pat and roll the dough gently with floury hands, just enough to tidy it up and give it a round shape. Flip over and flatten slightly to about 2 inches. Transfer the loaf to the prepared baking sheet. Mark with a deep cross using a serrated knife and prick each of the four quadrants. Bake the bread for 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400째 and continue to bake until the loaf is brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped, 30 to 35 minutes more. Transfer the loaf to a wire rack and let cool for about 30 minutes.
England's "Mothering Sunday" Similar to Mother's Day, also called Mid-Lent Sunday, is observed on the fourth Sunday in Lent. Some say the ceremonies in honor of Cybele were adopted by the early church to venerate the Mother of Christ, Mary. Others believe the Mother Church was substituted for mother goddess and custom began to dictate that a person visit the church of his/her baptism on this day. People attended the mother church of their parish, laden with offerings. Also in England in the 1600's, young men and women who were apprentices or servants returned home on Mothering Sunday, bringing to their mothers small gifts like trinkets or a "mothering cake". Sometimes frumenty was served - wheat grains boiled in sweet milk, sugared and spiced. In northern England and in Scotland, the preferred refreshments were carlings - pancakes made of steeped pease fried in butter, with pepper and salt. In fact, in some locations this day was called Carling Sunday. Another kind of mothering cake was the simnel cake, a very rich fruit cake. The Lenten fast dictated that the simnel cake had to keep until Easter. It was boiled in water, then baked, and was often finished with an almond icing. Sometimes the crust was of flour and water, colored with saffron.
Atlanta’s Newest Supersized Furniture Store
By David Wolfe
At first sound, The Dump, sounds like a “not so” appealing furniture store doesn’t it? Just the opposite in this case though! The Dump carries mid-grade to high end furniture all at some fantastic discounts. Personally I found a Sofa that was an absolute work of art that would typically sell for roughly $10k in your typical furniture store and The Dump price was roughly $5k. A 50% price cut! Of course that was on the high end, but even on the mid-grade end there were some quality pieces of furniture that looked fabulous at equally fabulous prices. The Dump is located in the old Home Depot location that was located right off the exit off 400 and Sydney Marcus. They did a marvelous job renovating the space and you would never know it was originally a Home Depot. This is one of the largest furniture stores I have ever seen with a selection that appeal to just about everyone. The only bad thing is that they are only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. However, at these prices – save the light bill and payroll costs during the week! I would much rather have the furniture at these great prices! No matter what you are looking for – rugs, sofas, chairs, tables, beds, accessories, whatever – The Dump has it and they have it at an extreme discount. So pick a weekend and go check it out. It’s worth the trip to see what all they have to offer.
PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING A Brighter Smile Improves Confidence and is Now Affordable for Everyone Typically a Professional Teeth Whitening service can run anywhere between $400 and $600. In today’s economy that price makes this great service far less accessible to most everyone. However, the same level of effectiveness is now available to you for only $79. The most popular question we get is regarding sensitivity, does this process create additional sensitivity? The answer is ‘No’! In fact, it is rare that anyone has any more sensitivity when they complete the process than when they first sat down. The next question we get is, is this the same as what has been seen in the malls? The answer is ‘No’, our process is much more effective with less time needed in the chair. For example, our service takes only 15 minutes and typically the average person experiences a 6 to 8 shade brighter smile! The treatment itself lasts for roughly 6 to 9 months based on a person’s lifestyle (coffee drinking, red wine drinking, smoking, etc.)
Tis The Season To Be Green… …and SAFE! W3 Lifestyle has always been committed to taking care of our community in every way we can. This was started with our W3 Cares Program, which takes a percentage of advertising sales and donates all of that money back to local charities. In addition to our own concerns, recently we have been receiving feedback from residents and communities alike expressing concern over the tremendous amount of paper and resources that we use on a monthly basis in order to provide these Newsletters to you.
It is for these reasons that W3 Lifestyle is PROUD to announce that your newsletters will be primarily electronic moving forward. Beginning in April, a limited number of smaller print issues will be available for prospects and residents without an email address. Please note that you will receive a link to your newsletter and NOT an attachment. PLEASE make sure that the leasing office has your email address(es). That is how you will receive your complete newsletter (now called Monthly Minizine), special offers and information on new services such as your Resident Appreciation Program and Social Networking Site. NAME: ________________________________________________________________ APT NUMBER: ________________ Email: __________________________________ NAME: ________________________________________________________________ APT NUMBER: ________________ Email: __________________________________ NAME: ________________________________________________________________ APT NUMBER: ________________ Email: __________________________________
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