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The Early Bird Gets The Worm At Peony Village!

Are you looking to move in this spring or summer? Summer is the busiest time of year for people moving and looking to move. It is best to plan ahead and start early, lucky for you Peony Village offers a wait list! You may be asking, “What does the waitlist entail?” It is simple! After touring our property and you’ve made the decision that Peony Village is the place of your new home, apply by paying the $40 and put $150 of your deposit down to hold your place! Our waitlist can extend up to 6 months from your application date. We are already seeing heavy traffic for Spring and Summer. Don’t delay, apply today!

If you are looking to move sooner, we currently have a two bedroom available immediately! Contact our office at 402.884.2081 to schedule your tour today!

https://peonyvillageapartments-roberthancockco.securecafe.com/onlineleasing/peony-village-apartments/register.aspx

New Year, New Home At Parkwood Manor!

Cozy? Check. Charming? Check. Affordable pricing? Check.

Now, you be asking yourself, where could you possibly find that kind of apartment? Well look no further than Parkwood Manor. We currently have a couple of two bedroom apartments! Centrally located with the Dodge Expressway & I-80 nearby, along with tons of restaurants and night life. Two parks with walking and biking trails. These apartments come with an eat in kitchen, a large walk in closet and a quiet balcony! Listed below are the details of your new home:

  • 447: Available NOW!- priced at $795.  Located on the second floor.
  • 334: Available NOW! – priced at $795. Located on the second floor.
  • 225: Available 2/21 – priced at $825. Located on the third floor, *Newly Updated*

But wait! There is more…. We are offering an amazing move in special to those looking to move by January 31st, so contact us to get some more information! We have only a couple of openings for the next couple of months, and we are sure that they will not last much longer!

We can’t think of anything better than providing a comfortable place to call home! Give us a call at 402.333.1112, or email us at parkwoodmanor@roberthancockco.com to get more details! We look forward to talking with you!

What to do in case of a power outage?

Power outages always seem to happen at the worst times: the hottest night of the summer, the dead of winter, or during dinner. One minute, your TV is blaring, the AC is running at full force and you’re hard at work on your computer … and the next minute it’s nothing but silence and darkness. Getting prepared for a power loss isn’t hard. The problem is that most of us don’t get around to it until we’re already in the dark. To avoid stumbling through your apartment looking for supplies, keep a few simple items handy in case of a blackout. Your kit should include a flashlight with working batteries (!) — more than one if your apartment is large — plus candles, matches, a battery-operated radio, and the telephone numbers of the on- call technician and power company. Most importantly, remember where these items are stored and always return them to the same place each time you use them. Even if you have the tools you need during a power failure, it can be confusing to know what to do first.

Check out our tips for things to do in case of a power failure now, so you’re prepared when the time comes.

1. Check your circuit breaker or fuse box. If this is your first apartment after living in a dorm or you’ve recently moved to a new place, you might not be familiar with the location of the circuit breakers or fuse box. It’s best to figure that out now while your apartment still has power. In the event that you lose power, grab your trusty flashlight and open the little door that guards the circuit breaker. Most modern circuit breakers will have a series of little windows — when a switch has been tripped, at least one of the windows will turn orange. Luckily, this situation is easy to fix. Just flip the switch under the orange window and the power should be restored.

2. Check with your neighbors. If you’ve checked your circuit breaker and no switches are tripped, the problem may not be limited to your apartment. Check in the hallways and with your neighbors to see if their power is out as well. If it looks like the power outage is a building-wide problem, call the power company to report the problem. Don’t assume that the power company is aware of the electricity loss — the problem may only be affecting your building.

3. Unplug all electronic equipment. If the electricity loss is caused by a problem with your power company, turn off or unplug electronic devices such as stereos, TVs, air conditioners, and refrigerators. When the power eventually comes back on, you’ll want to ease the initial load on the system and protect your appliances from a power surge. Keep one lamp on so that you’ll know when the power returns.

4. Don’t open the refrigerator or freezer. Losing your power is bad enough. You don’t want to lose all of your perishable food as well. Your refrigerator and freezer are insulated, so if the doors aren’t opened, food can stay cold for at least two hours. Each time you open the doors, the internal temperature of the unit will rise, so keep the doors closed as much as possible. If the freezer is half full, food should stay frozen for 24 hours. If it is completely full, it will hold food safely for 48 hours. The refrigerator creates more of a problem. If the power is out for more than two hours, pack foods that spoil easily such as milk and dairy products in ice and place them in a cooler. If you have a digital thermometer, check the temperature of any food before you eat it. Refrigerated food should not be eaten if its temperature is over 40 degrees.

5. Don’t use barbecues, portable generators, or kerosene heaters indoors. Winter power outages are the worst. Not only do you have to deal with the darkness, but it starts to get cold fast. If your power stays out for a while, it might be tempting to try to use alternate sources of heat. No matter what, don’t use charcoal grills, propane or kerosene heaters, or portable generators inside your apartment. These can produce carbon monoxide. This invisible, odorless gas is lethal, especially in poorly ventilated areas. Instead, insulate yourself with blankets, share body heat or use hot-water bottles. Your hot water will be limited, so keep its use to a minimum. A power outage doesn’t have to be a stressful experience if you learn what to do now, while the lights are still on. Purchase an inexpensive radio, flashlight, and a handful of candles now to save yourself from bruised knees and toppled furniture. If you’re not confident about how to check the circuit breaker, ask a more experienced friend or your maintenance person to show you. If it turns out that the power outage extends to your building or entire neighborhood, consider this a great time to meet other people in your apartment complex! Use complaints about the awful blackout as a way to start a conversation with the downstairs neighbor you’ve been meaning to get to know better.

Rent Café online payments!

Tired of writing checks, wasting stamps and envelopes or just the inconvenience of dropping off your rent check at the office? Rent Café will put a stop to all the unnecessary tasks at hand! This service offers online rent and utility payment options, as well as the capability to view your ledger and even put in maintenance request! The service is totally free and you can make payments at no cost when paying with a checking/savings account. It also includes, but is not limited to, an awesome “pay what you owe” selection. If that option does not work for you and you are nervous about any unexpected payments withdrawing, that’s okay because they also offer a “max payment” option as well!

 

But wait, that’s not all!!! Rent Café even offers a “pay by credit card” option for those of you who earn points back for every dollar spent or are just simply trying to build and gain credit worthiness. The credit card payment option does include a $25 convenience fee and requires payment to be made on the 1st of the month. However, the option is super beneficial in itself.

 

We completely understand the inconvenience and hassle that goes into paying rent/utilities and love being able to offer this super convenient online service to make life easier for you. If you would like to sign up, simply click the link below.

 

https://www.rentcafe.com/

 

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at the office.

 

P: 402-333-1112

 

E: parkwoodmanor@roberthancockco.com

 

Snow day preparations!

School aged children anticipate snow days almost as much as Christmas and Hanukkah. While an unexpected day off is more than welcome for children, for their parents, it can pose a problem. Having to rush around for last minute child care or planning a day of activities to keep the kids engaged can be stressful. On days like these, consider these tips to avoid potential problems and reduce stress:

1. Have your back-up child care plan ready. Before you ever think you’ll need it, arrange your backup care. Whether you have a network of family and friends you can call on for child care in a pinch or you enroll with a credible babysitting agency, have your options lined up, prioritized and ready to go for when you need them.

2. Keep a special stash of goodies stored away. Hit the local dollar store and stock up on candy, small toys, coloring books, activity books and games. Put together your own treasure chest that is reserved for snow days only.

3. Do something different. Bake cookies, drink hot cocoa, play games or build a fort in the living room. Do something you normally can’t do, don’t do or don’t have time to do together.

4. Have a party. Pull out those leftover paper products and decorations from parties past and throw a snow party. Bake a cake, play games and have a blast.

5. Connect with neighbors. If your child has schoolmates or friends in the neighborhood, chances are, they’re in the same boat as you. Consider inviting the neighbors over for a tea party, game day or play date. Your kids will appreciate having friends to play with and you’ll get a break from hearing that your child is bored.

While any last minute change of schedule can cause a domino effect for the entire family, being prepared can lessen the negative impact the change has on all.

Football Matters at Parkwood Manor

Husker Nation is ready for game day on August 31st. It’s time to dawn the Husker jerseys and have a good time watching the game with like minds. Nothing trumps the experience of being in Memorial Stadium, but if  watching it at a Bar & Grill is the only option that’s always just as good, if not better.

For one, your ears won’t hurt as bad the next day or you won’t be freezing in the stands. Instead you can enjoy it in a warm place with food and drink easily available.

Many places will be running specials for game day! I’ve compiled a list of some in the area that will be running game day specials for you to check out!

Big Red Keno – $3.25 domestic pints with a $8.99 French Dip with your choice side

DJ’s Dugout – $6.50 32oz Draught with Burger or Patty melt with fries for $7.99

Cunningham’s – $1 off all local beers and a 10.50 Cajun Salmon pasta special

Big Freds Pizza – Regular Daily Specials

Bogies – $8.95 Husker Breakfast

Lets start off this season fast, strong and of course responsibly!

Go Big Red!

 

“Know how to win and how to lose and be able to handle adversity.”

– Tom Osborne

Peony Dreams of Autumn Leaves

Here it comes,

These perfectly cooled days this week has gotten all of us here at Peony Village in the Fall Spirit, I can smell the sugary sweet aroma of Vala’s Pumpkin patch from here. You can bet on me smashing on one of their bestselling Cup ‘O Cookies in the near future. This harvest season starts September 1st so its coming mighty fast. Its time for all the things pumpkin spice and spooky and we cant express how welcoming we are for it.

If you’re not as in the spooky spirit as we are that’s ok. Here in Omaha there are so many things to get you into enjoying the staples of this season for many different preferences. So here are a few appetizers for this season to get you really into it

First and foremost Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, we’ve all been there 1000 times but we all have a blast regardless. The nostalgia, the food, the hayrack ride and overall ambiance is second to none, they also have new stuff every year and yet the same stuff from 20 years ago. It’s always an experience and just the thing we do here in Omaha. I mean have you ever met an Omaha native that hasn’t been there? Light on the spookiness for the kids but still fun for all ages. September 13th is their opening day for the season. I’ll see you there because I already know your going. Click the link for more info – https://www.valaspumpkinpatch.com/

For history buffs and more adventurous individuals the Midwest Paranormal History Tours would be a fitting choice. Their tour season starts on August 16th to October 26th . Plenty of time to explore various locations and discuss morbid lore and legends explaining the darker sides of Omaha at/about various locations. Many locations will be offered including: Fort Omaha Campus ,The Old Stockyards, Multiple Cemeteries and of course Hummel Park to name a few. Tickets are $14/person and the tours last around the 90 minute timeframe. It is also recommended that due to the subject matter and overall feel of tours offered that children below the age of 13 should not attend. Private group tours are also offered! Follow the link for more info – https://mphtours.com/

Lastly we have on of the most famous events in the city, The German American Society’s 135th Annual Oktoberfest! September 20th & 21st! This event is huge so be sure to account for parking as it has been going on forever and is very popular. There will be all sorts of Deutsch fare including: Food, Dancing, Music and of course German bier. Due to the popularity and 2 day only event I wont lie to you it gets pretty packed and fast but if you can handle it is without a doubt a celebration to get you eased into this Oktober season seamlessly. Hope to see you there and drinking responsibly. For more info follow the link – https://www.germanamericansociety.org/events/germanday_oktoberfest/

Lets start off the season right and responsibly.

Prost!

“Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.”

-Marilyn Monroe

Décor Tips and Parkwood Flips

Renting your first apartment is so exciting! Your Pinterest board is probably bursting at seams with cute ideas for your new space! While knocking out a wall or pulling up carpet isn’t an option, these tips for decorating will help personalize your apartment.

  1. Front door décor. The front door is the first thing your guests see when they come to visit. Lay down a welcome mat and add seasonal wreath or welcome sign.
  2. Incorporate rugs. Your apartment might be mostly carpet, but adding a rug is ok! Choose a bold print or bright color for your living room or bedroom.
  3. Don’t forget to accessorize! Adding pillows & throw blankets will only add more personality to your home. Don’t be afraid to add color! Also, a nice stand up lamp will not only add light, but life!
  4. Wall art. You might not be able to paint the walls, but you can add a splash of color with some awesome wall art! The bigger the better, but if you don’t have the budget for a large piece, try doing a gallery wall!
  5. Hang Curtains. Your apartment comes equipped with blinds for each window, but adding curtains is a fun and inexpensive way to add more personality. Again, bold prints and bright colors encouraged!

Parkwood Manor tracks local Knick-Knacks and Artifacts

 

Here at Parkwood we’re all about classic charm with our look. Nowadays its hard to find certain things and places to replicate that, but we got something for you! If shopping second hand, vintage shopping or overall antiquing is something you enjoy regularly or every once in a while to find that certain something, this will be right down your alley.

 

The Douglas County Historical Society is putting on their annual Garage sale just up the street from Parkwood Manor! At 770 N 114th St, Omaha, NE 68154 (The Old Rush Market) in Miracle Hills and take place from Thursday, August 1st through Sunday, August 4th.

 

If your worried about high pricing don’t fret, most of their inventory will be priced at the $25 dollar range and below. The perfect opportunity to add something special to your collection or just a lovely homey addition to your Apartment Living here at Parkwood Manor. The inventory of the items will include collectible toys, books, records and a variety of antiques as well as designer and vintage clothing and jewelry . There will also be fine china, glassware, furniture as well as a selection of art for that little extra charm to add to your humble abode.

 

Many of the Items are donated and the event itself is staffed by volunteers. This event helps fund the DCHS and their mission to preserve our Counties history for many generations to come.

 

For more info please log onto www.DouglasCoHistory.org to learn about the Society’s programs, services, and other upcoming events. Or check out their Facebook for more pictures and info

 

“What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.”
-French Novelist Victor Hugo

 

 

Foodie Planner at Parkwood Manor

One of the many special things about our Property is that we are essentially located in the middle of one of Omaha’s local food meccas. Anything you could want within a mile radius.

A foodie’s paradise without a doubt, so many things its hard to count. So, allow us to be your gluttonous guide, as we fellow foodies fixate to find, the best eating establishments that come to mind.

Breakfast, the best local places in the area for a quick pick me up:
– Brugger’s Bagels
– Starbucks

Lunchtime, need a breather in a time crunch:
– McDonalds
– Jimmy Johns
– Burger king
– Which Wich
– Little King
– Dairy Queen

Lunchtime into Dinnertime, but you’re in no rush try these:
– DJ’s Dugout
– Fernando’s
– Greenbelly
– Deleon’s
– Toppers Pizza
– Arcadian Grille

Ethnic Food, feeling adventurous?
– Taj Kabob & Curry
– Cilantro’s Mexican Cuisine
– Thai Pepper
– Maharaja Indian Cuisine
– Grand China Buffet

Cocktail time, plenty to choose from:
– Cunninghams Pub & Patio
– The Green Onion Lounge
– The Bull & Bear Lounge
– The Old Mill Lounge

Hopefully this guide directs you to some good Omaha eats and drinkeries. We here at Parkwood Manor aspire to bring the community together as food and drink does with everyone!

“You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.”
– Chef Anthony Bourdain