We are only a week and a half away from the spookiest holiday of the year! With our penchant for lists, we want to provide a general guide for celebrating this wonderful boo-ha-ha and trick or treating. We know that the residents at Cedar Heights would not be prime candidates for hosting trick or treaters, but may have kids, nieces, nephews, etc. where this information would be valid. Have fun reading our list on how to get ready and Happy Halloween!
- First, be aware of weather conditions for Halloween Day and Night. Weather reports for Omaha for October 31st shows a daytime high of 55 degrees, and a nighttime high of 39 degrees, with it being clear skies and very low chances of precipitation. Make sure to dress yourself and any children with you in warmer layers, especially at night.
- Plan your night and schedule prior. For adults who may be attending parties, make sure to plan any possible need for a designated driver. For those with children, plan the route that you all will be taking. Also, more eyes are better in the group to make sure nobody gets lost or left behind!
- Bring flashlights. If you will be walking at night, it is important to see the path in front of your clearly, as well as making sure cars nearby can see you and your party. Reflective strips on clothing are encouraged for this purpose as well.
- Only approach houses that are properly lit and make sure that anyone kids in your party stay in your sight.
- A smaller thought, but make sure to your trick or treaters carry a bucket or bag that is neither too big or too small. The recommended size to maximize their intake of sweets without overdoing it is the size of a plastic grocery bag.
- Parse out the candy. We know it is the holiday known for unadulterated intake of candy, but no one wants to be nursing a child back to health after they overdo it. Limit them eating sweets to a few pieces every night. Also, please inspect all candy passed out to your children or group prior to it being eaten.
- For those without trick or treaters, be aware that holiday attractions such as pumpkin patches, haunted houses, etc. will be heavily visited on the nights leading up to Halloween, so try to go early or visit these places a weak or more in advance.
- Finally, have a great time and enjoy yourself. It really is a hauntingly good occasion!
New Year, same ol’ wonderful holiday! Last year we posted some information on things to do for Halloween in the midst of a global pandemic. With most things open and a decent amount of the populace vaccinated, we are pleased to bring a new list to the table! Be aware that there may be restrictions in place for any of these recommendations, so please contact out to the appropriate parties for more information:
- Ghouls and Glow at Henry Doorly Zoo: https://www.omahazoo.com/special-events
- Indian Cavern State Park Haunted Hollow: https://calendar.outdoornebraska.gov/event/26th-annual-haunted-hollow-at-indian-cave-state-park/2021-10-15/
- Halloween at Mahoney State Park: https://calendar.outdoornebraska.gov/event/halloween-is-brewing-with-fun-at-mahoney/
- Various Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards in Omaha area: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1aqbo7DJv9q5xzMhq44iT9k89iBM&ouid=0&ll=41.263505940187756%2C-95.92476860000001&z=9
- Trick or Treat Days at Omaha Children’s Museum: https://ocm.org/events/trick-or-treat-nights/
- Baseballoween at Werner Park: https://www.facebook.com/events/821904401813883
- Hitchcock Haunted Hollow: https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hitchcock_haunted_hollow/2021-10-23/
- 4th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl at Dubliners Bar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-4th-annual-halloween-bar-crawl-omaha-tickets-165496485443?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
- Offutt Zombie Run: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-running-dead-offutt-zombie-run-2021-tickets-173666008707?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
- A gruesome assortment of Haunted Attractions: https://ohmyomaha.com/2020/09/haunted-houses-near-omaha/
- Edge of the Universe Friday Night Halloween Movies and Tuesday Halloween Movie Trivia: https://www.edgeoftheuniversebff.com/events
The best part of all of these? This is just a start! Remember to check with all for dates, possible pricing and any restrictions. Most of all, have fun and spooky time this Halloween Season!
August is here! Normally, the month of August denotes of a lot of things starting back up:
School opens back up for all ages.
Typically, vacationing rolls back a little bit as workers settle back in for the remainder of the year.
Pools start preparing to close.
People tend to start preparing for the temperatures to drop by switching their wardrobe, brushing up on their favorite football teams or the like.
Needless to say, August is the time for a lot of upheaval as we all get ready for Fall. With that said, we LOVE the work. This time of year is typically when we start getting our lots and sidewalks repaired, start planning our fall projects and start planning our need for sod and corrections to our lawns. It is honest work, but there is something about the process of making this a more beautiful place for our residents that draws us in. This year, however, we were able to get a few more items started! Please see below for more on some tasks we will be completing over the next couple of months:
- All of our buildings will be getting new roofs as well as new gutters. The time frame to get one building done is about 1 week.
- All of our building will be getting repainted. More on this will be emailed to residents once the vendors have the paint and are ready to start the work.
- Some of our buildings will be getting portions of siding replaced. This is still being reviewed, with more on this to be relayed to residents once it is completely decided.
Now, we ask that everyone understand that this work will not always be convenient. Concrete work will shut down some areas while it is underway. Residents may find debris while roofing is ongoing, as well as roofing crews being in the way of some parking spaces and sidewalks. The work will be noisy at times. We hope that residents will understand that this work, while definitely a good thing, will not always be enjoyable but will be worth it.
Take heart! After this is all done, our community will be quite improved! We promise that the work will be worth all the hassle, and can’t wait to share all the improvements with our residents once they are completed.
Our apartment community offers a lot to be excited about! Great grounds and landscaping, wonderfully spacious apartments and great staff. If you are looking for a home where your needs are taken care of, and you can live comfortably, then Cedar Heights is a great choice! With this said, we know that as important as it is to have a wonderful home, it is often just as important to have a central location that has shops and locales nearby. We wracked our brains and thought of plenty of locations that make Cedar Heights a special space to live.
- Restaurants: L Street is right down the way from us, and even near the intersection of L and 50th, you find plenty of quick bites such as Raising Canes, Jimmy Johns, Arbys and Taco Bell. Right here on 50th and Grover, we have a new restaurant and pub in Blondies Pub and Pizza, and there still more off of Saddle Creek and Center.
- Stores: Again, on the corner of 50th and L is Family Fare, which is a mid size store with great prices and plenty of options. Hy-Vee and Walgreens are right off of 50th and Center, and on the flip side of Grover is a Walmart Grocer.
- Parks: Several are nearby, with one right off of 50th and Grover. Aksarben also has several walking areas with great views and shops.
- Gas Stations. MegaSaver is right off of 60th and Grover, as well as a Hy-Vee gas station that is on 50th and Center. These are just the nearest options.
- Pubs/Bars: For those old enough to have an adult beverage, we have already mentioned Blondies Pub. There is also the Poop Deck that is right off of 60th and Grover.
- Miscellaneous: Right down the street on the corner of 50th and Grover, there is a used car dealership, a tailor, a pet groomer and a convenience store. All useful, especially in a pinch.
- Storage: Affordable Family Storage, as well as various storage sites are right down the street off of 50th and L. Especially useful for the apartment crowd with too many items.
Honestly, we are finding it difficult to not want to live here, especially if you are not into travelling long distances to shop. While we think that we are a wonderful place to live and stay, why not take a second to look at these places and frequent these businesses. We could all use a helping hand during these tough economic times.