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The Retreat at Schillinger Apartments Special events in the month of December: The Retreat’s Clubhouse 2012

Dec. 5 - Christmas Crafts with Mrs. Charie At the Clubhouse of The Retreat from 4:30pm – 6pm Dec. 13 – Holiday Hoopla Christmas Shopping made easy, 10 vendors will be setup from 6 pm – 9 pm in the clubhouse! Dec 19 – Polar Express Pajama Party Come enjoy pizza and a movie in the theater room. 6 pm-8pm and don’t forget to wear your Christmas P.J.’s! You can read more about these events on page 2 of the newsletter!

Special thanks to Barry and Frank for their hard work on our Christmas lights!

Happy holidays from our family to yours! In the busy holiday season, we all sometimes forget to slow down and can get caught up worrying about the less important things that may at the time seem to be the MOST important! Take time this Christmas to love and cherish your friends and

family! We hope that if you are headed home for the holidays, or if you will be staying here at our home, that you all will have a very Merry Christmas!

~We thank you for choosing The Retreat as your Home for the Holidays!

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013 As we come to an end of this year, we would like to say Thank You for your cooperation and understanding through all the changes here in the past few months! From new ownership and our doggie park to painted floors and a new sign! By the way, how do you like it?  We are excited about all the changes that you may be seeing and hope that you will love them as much as we do! If you ever have any questions about what’s going on in our community, please feel free to stop in anytime or just give us a call! Next time you are in the office, check out our U Name It Services. Our new concierge service, exclusively for our Retreat residents.

Magic Christmas in Lights November 23 - December 31, 2012 Closed December 25th

The holiday tradition continues as Bellingrath Gardens and Home celebrates Magic Christmas in Lights. Stroll through over 3 million sparkling lights and over 950 displays throughout the 65 acre Garden estate. The Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and poinsettias encompass the Gardens. Nightly choral performances are held on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home. A fun family event for everyone, guests can also have their photographs taken with Santa and find the perfect holiday gift can be found for that someone special in Bellingrath's magnificently stocked Gift Shop. Check out their website for ticket prices and times of operations.

The Retreat at Schillinger Apartments Christmas Crafts with Mrs. Charie December 5, 2012 we will be having one of our residents come to the clubhouse and show us some fun and easy holiday crafts you can do at home! Event starts at 4:30 and will be available until 6pm! Don’t miss out on this spectacular and money saving affair!

Holiday Hoopla What’s a Holiday Hoopla you ask? That’s a great question! It’s a Christmas Market with vendors from around Mobile, that will be setup at the clubhouse. We hope that it can help make your Christmas shopping a little easier, or even cater to yourself when you stop in.

Here’s just a few of the vendors that we will have here: Stella & Dot, Mary Kay, Been There, Bella Jupe, Scentsy, and many more. Everyone and anyone are invited. It will be Wednesday, December 13th from 6pm to 9pm.

Polar Express Pajama Party December 19 from 6 pm to 8 pm we will be showing the popular Christmas film, The Polar Express in the theater room! This event is for residents of ALL ages, young and small. The only requirement is you HAVE to wear your PAJAMAS!!! We will be serving pizza and as a nice treat serving HOT COCOA! Mmmmmmm

Also, we will be passing out to our kids their own Secret Santa Key to hang outside their door on Christmas Eve. If you will not be able to attend this event with your child, stop by our office anytime to pick up your own Secret Santa Key!

Office Information 1313 Schillinger Rd S Mobile, Al 36695 Phone:



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Pest Control Schedule December - Building 2 January - Building 3 February - Building 1 Pest control comes every fourth Tuesday of the month. If you are not home when they come, they will leave a card on your stove, to let you know they were there. If you have any issues in between sprays, call us and we can have them come out! If you wish, you have the option to be put on an “opt out list” and they will not enter, on your scheduled spray!

Message from our Maintenance As it starts to finally get cooler, you may start to use your heater, if you haven’t already. When you turn it on for the first time, it may put off a “burning smell”. This is only due to it sitting all year long and not being used. Our heaters are all electric, so there is no fear of anything burning, if you should experience this. If the heater is not working after hours and it’s not cooler then 70 degrees outside, that service request will be taken care of the following morning. If it is below 70, then someone will be out to fix it ASAP!

Our CORNY Christmas joke: Q. What do you call a person who is afraid of Santa Claus? A. Claustrophobic!

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