Abberly Green September 2013 Newsletter

Office Will Be Closed

Monday, September 2nd our office will be closed in observation of Labor Day. A member of our Service Team will be on call for maintenance emergencies.

If you should have a maintenance emergency on this day, please call our after hours emergency line at 704-684-0737 to report your maintenance issue.

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Why We Celebrate Labor Day

In America, Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday of each September. Because Labor Day creates a three-day weekend and is the last major holiday before the onset of autumn, it's generally seen as the last chance to enjoy the summer season.

When you think about, school is back in session, the baseball season is coming to a climax and football is about to start. In short, families have come to celebrate Labor Day by going to fairs or parades, having backyard barbecues. 

Summer has come to an end and people are doing those things they know will soon be impossible or impractical due to the shortening daylight hours and the ratcheting up of busy schedules.

The three-day Labor Day weekend can be a great opportunity to step away from your home business or work at home job, recharge your batteries and spend some quality time with your family.

The original intent of Labor Day was to provide a holiday that would honor the social and economic achievements of American workers. 

Essentially, it was intended to be, and in may ways remains, an annual national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Dates to Remember:

  • September 2nd – Labor Day
  • September 6th – Read a Book Day
  • September 11th –Patriot Day
  • September 18th – National Cheeseburger Day
  • September 20th – POW/MIA Recognition Day

Buffalo Chicken Dip


  • 2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup pepper sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot®)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut into 4 inch pieces
  • 1 (8 ounce) box chicken-flavored crackers


Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm. 

Mix in half of the shredded cheese, and transfer the mixture to a slow cooker. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, cover, and cook on Low setting until hot and bubbly. Serve with crackers and celery.

Football Season is Here!

Every year, many gather to watch the big game, every week! Here are some tips for you if you are hosting your own party.

  1. Make sure that you have plenty of adult beverages as well as sodas, water, a couple wines and juice available. The clearer the drink choices, the better off your carpet will be.
  2. Use nice but disposable plates, “glasses” and napkins in a football theme.
  3. Round out your menu with the old favorites and some new things for your guests to try. Don’t leave out the nachos, dip and wings. Try my skirt steak recipe and/or the beer cheese soup for something different.
  4. Make sure there are enough chairs for people to sit down while they eat.
  5. Set up your food “buffet-style”.
  6. Make all your dishes ahead of time (a day or two) and heat them up for the event. It’s a lot less stress.
  7. Clean up the house. Put all unnecessary items away. It’s a nice touch to put team-colored candles in the bathroom.
  8. Have other snacks around the house in bowls, like assorted nuts, chips and pretzels.
  9. Set up the area around the television by moving the furniture, if necessary, to make sure there is adequate seating for those who wish to watch and not mingle so much.
  10. Put a portable radio or television on your porch or patio so your guests can talk outside and still hear the game.