Bingo Night here at 4343 at the Parkway!!

5 03 2011

 

March 7th at 7pm – Bingo night in the clubhouse.  Come! Play! Win!

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The Most Popular Christmas Cookies in America:Northeast

13 12 2010
Everyone loves sugar cookies, chocolate-chip cookies, and gingerbread. But what did bakers in each of the 50 states pick for their holiday trays besides the straight-up national favorites? Based on page views last December at allrecipes.com, the sister site of Reader’s Digest, the winners in the Northeastern states are …
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5 Safety Tips for Holiday Shopping Online

10 12 2010

 

Holiday shopping can be an exhausting experience, even online. There are so many places to visit and choices to make. You like to believe that the product and service recommendations you receive while shopping are helping show you the best bargains and important special offers. This is the claim made by many behavioral tracking advertisers. Their PhD-designed computer algorithms watch your every move and help predict what you might want to see.

But what happens when one of these friendly helpers has an ulterior motive such as selling your information to someone else or using it to invade your shopping privacy? These five tips will help ensure that you get the most from your holiday shopping experience and keep the unwanted intruders at bay.

1. Beware of upsells and add-ons

It is common practice to offer additional related items to a customer who just completed a purchase. If you purchased a pair of shoes, it is logical for marketers to assume that you might want socks or even another pair of shoes. How you deal with these prompts tells the vendor a lot about your tendencies and preferences. Most importantly, it tells them that you DO or DO NOT respond to such advertisements. Vendors design their sites and shopping carts based on this behavior. If you ignore such prompts, or quickly navigate away from the site after receiving your purchase confirmation, you will be less likely to become a statistic and more likely to keep your personal privacy intact.

2. Use a different email address

One of the biggest annoyances surrounding online shopping is the increase in follow-up emails that are sent after you make your purchase. Good marketers know that existing customers are their best customers, so almost every purchase you make online will result in a series of emails designed to get you back to the site to buy something else. Most sites assume that by making a purchase from them, you have voluntarily “opted in” to their email marketing campaigns. But don’t forget that you can opt-out by clicking on each email’s unsubscribe link, while this sounds easy enough, it can sometimes be a time-consuming, painful process. Instead, go to gmail.google.com and get a new gmail email address that you can use exclusively for online shopping. Make sure to create a legitimate email address because some purchases will require you to validate it. Once you finish holiday shopping, you can then choose to either ignore or cancel that gmail account, and your ‘real’ email inbox will remain spam-free.

Read the next 3 steps here





Inspire Wi-Fi – Get Connected!

7 12 2010

Welcome to 4343 at the Parkway’s Community-Wide Wireless Network!

In a continuing effort to improve our amenities and resources to the community, we have partnered with Inspire Wi-Fi to provide a Community-Wide wireless internet network for our residents and guests. In your apartment or in any common areas, your high-speed internet connection will be available.

To make connecting to the internet as easy as possible, no passwords or user ID’s are required. You are required to access the internet through your browser each time. You will not be able to access various tools, such as Outlook, without going through the browser first, which ensures our authentication/security process.

The Wi-Fi solution does not support devices like Xbox Live, Vonage, Skype, movie downloads, streaming online classes or other high bandwidth applications. If you require more bandwidth, we recommend a dedicated wired connection and use the Wi-Fi solution provided by your community for emailing and other basic internet programs.

The wireless network runs on all current versions of Windows and Mac. If you have a desktop PC or a laptop without an integrated wireless card, you can purchase a wireless card at retailers such as Best Buy or Office Depot. All you need is a 802.11 capable device.

For 24×7 Tech Support, call 1-877-APT-WIFI, Option 2 or email our support team @ support@inspirewifi.com.





Refuge House Toy Drive 2010! – Top 10 Toys Under $19.99!

10 11 2010

1. Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 Basic Action Figure 2-Pack – Rex and Rescue Woody $14.99

 Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 Basic Action Figure 2-Pack - Rex and Rescue Woody -  Mattel - Toys"R"Us

2. Pop-On Pals Figure – Chef and Princess– $9.99

Pop-On Pals Figure - Chef and Princess -  Spin Master - Toys"R"Us

3. Batman Dark Knight Basic Action Figure – Staff Strike Batman– $8.99

Batman Dark Knight Basic Action Figure - Staff Strike Batman -  Mattel - Toys"R"Us

4. Soap Maker Activity Set– $16.99

Soap Maker Activity Set -  Bandai - Toys"R"Us

5.  Classic Etch A Sketch– $11.99

Classic Etch A Sketch -  Ohio Art - Toys"R"Us

6. Lite Brite Flat Screen – White– $11.99

Lite Brite Flat Screen - White -  Hasbro - Toys"R"Us

7. Melissa & Doug Small Beads – Flower Power– $7.99

Melissa & Doug Small Beads - Flower Power -  Melissa  &  Doug - Toys"R"Us

8.  Barbie Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 Barbie Loves Woody Fashion Barbie Doll– $16.99

Barbie Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 Barbie Loves Woody Fashion Barbie Doll -  Mattel - Toys"R"Us

9. Iron Man 2 Iron Racers – Armor Cycle– $9.99

Iron Man 2 Iron Racers - Armor Cycle -  Hasbro - Toys"R"Us

10. Little Tikes Discover Sounds Cell Phone– $9.99

Little Tikes Discover Sounds Cell Phone -  Little Tikes - Toys"R"Us

For more toys from the Refuge House kids wishlists, please contact the 4343 at the Parkway leasing staff! You can pick up any of these toys at the local Toys R Us!

For more information on Refuge House: www.refugehouse.org

www.4343attheparkway.com





Bacon and Apricot Bites

6 11 2010

These little sweet and savory bites are always a party favorite.

Dried apricots moistened with freshly squeezed orange juice, then wrapped in bacon slices and grilled until hot make a tasty snack to pass round with drinks.

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 5 minutes

Makes 24

Ingredients
24 Turkish dried apricots
Juice of 1 orange
2 tsp marmalade
2 tsp wholegrain mustard
6 × 97% fat-free bacon slices (about 150 g in total)
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley to garnish (optional)

To find the directions please click here!




Thanksgiving Turkey Spoon Craft

2 11 2010

This cute turkey craft is a good project for kids, and it uses up leftover plastic spoons.

There was no tomfoolery here. This youngster followed in her mother’s footsteps to design a pleasing project. “Mom was making crafts for a fund-raiser at my school, and I wanted to do something, too,” explains April L. of Detroit, Michigan.

To April, a bird in the hand was a fun choice. “I decided to make a turkey out of a spoon, because I’d never seen one decorated for Thanksgiving before,” she says. “I thought foam feathers would be pretty to use. My family and friends also liked it.”

Ready to dress up a project of your own? Just ask a parent for the materials and any help you need, then follow the simple instructions here.

You Will Need
Patterns (below)
Tracing paper
Pencil
Scissors
White plastic spoon
Scraps of craft foam in five colors, including red (April used Foamies)
Two 10 millimeter wiggle eyes
Scrap of gold felt
Low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
6-inch-long stick of hard candy or small sucker
Transparent tape

For instructions on how to complete this Thanksgiving Craft—-> Click Here