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Celebrate June!

June can only mean one thing… SUMMER is here at last! Since we have been so excited for summer to get here, we want to celebrate is as long as we can. Enjoy our first installment of some of the silly and unique June holidays and ways that you can join in on the celebration!

June 8th ~ Best Friends Day

The quarantine has been tough, but think of today as your excuse to make that video call to your best friend to catch up! Reminisce about all of the fun times, and silly stories you share.

June 9th ~ Donald Duck Day

This holiday is especially exciting for Disney fanatics. We urge everyone to observe this unique holiday by practicing your best Donald Duck Impersonation all day!

June 10th ~ Iced Tea Day

With the weather warming up outside, this day would be one of many perfect days to cool down with a nice glass of iced tea!

June 11th ~ National Corn on the Cob Day

This Holiday is perfect for us here in Cornhusker nation! Think about adding fresh corn on the cob to your family dinner.

June 12th ~ National Flip Flop Day

The flip flop is widely recognized as the shoe of summer, and we could not be more excited. Take a walk outside, or even through your apartment sporting your summer footwear.

June 13th ~ Random Acts of Light Day

Random Acts of Light, is a movement that brings light to the darkness of cancer by encouraging others to do something kind for someone. Read more about Random Acts of Light here.

June 14th ~ Flag Day

Flag day commemorates the official adoption of the American Flag. Today would be a good day to make an American Flag themed craft, like red, white, and blue popsicles.

June 15th ~ National Nature Photography Day

Exploring nature is a great way to celebrate June and the start of summer. Take a walk around Askarben’s Stinson Park, or Elmwood, and share your best nature photograph!

June 16th ~ Fresh Vegetable Day

This is an amazing way to celebrate all of the new and exciting fresh vegetables that summer brings along with it! Try incorporating a new vegetable into your dinner!

June 17th ~ National Apple Strudel Day

A twist on apple pie, try your hand at baking up some apple strudel!

June 18th ~ International Picnic Day

International Picnic Day is one that is so easy to celebrate, no matter how you do it. Take a picnic lunch to Stinson Park with a blanket and enjoy the warm weather, or lay down a blanket in your living room for an at-home picnic!

June 19th ~ World Sauntering Day

This is a holiday specifically designed to remind everyone to slow down and enjoy the world around you. Saunter through your day, don’t sprint, and savor the day!

June 20th ~ Icecream Soda Day

Ice cream soda is a fantastic way to cool down in the summer heat! Try a traditional root beer float, or take it to the next level with an orange-flavored soda.

June 21st ~ Fathers Day

Today is a day for celebrating fathers, and positive male figures alike! Celebrate by video chatting with the men who have brought positivity to your life!

We love Ak-Sar-Ben!

Some fun facts from Wikipedia:
History

After the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben turned over the land to Douglas County in the 1990s, the county first tried to keep the horse track and coliseum open, but both failed. The land was then turned over to the Aksarben Future Trust who now owns the land.  On June 26, 2005, plans were announced to turn the land into a pedestrian friendly mixed-use development combined with the south campus of University of Nebraska OmahaAksarben Campus, and the already built First Data Campus. Construction began in 2006 and the first businesses began to open in 2008 Aksarben is Nebraska spelled backwards.

Developments

Aksarben Village is home to some of Omaha’s major companies. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska has built and is occupying a 10-story building that opened in 2010 to house their headquarters. First Data built two office buildings there in the mid-2000s. Other business that have opened offices include DLR Group, Grubb & Ellis/Pacific Realty, and Olsson.

Additional developments in Aksarben Village.

Several restaurants such as Jones Bros. Cupcakes,Godfather’s Pizza and Juice Stop have opened, as well as a bank, a Voodoo Taco, a Spirit World wine and liquor seller, a hair salon, Roast Coffeehouse and multiple bars and lounges. Two apartment complexes have opened, Broadmoor and the Pinhook Flats, named in reference to the historic horse track which used to occupy the land. CUE apartments were added in 2016 together the apartments add over 662 housing units to the development.

A 135-room Marriott Hotel opened in 2008; Aksarben Cinema, a 10-screen movie theater debuted in 2010 and Genesis Club fitness center opened in the same complex. Beacon Hills a full-service restaurant and bar, joined the complex in the 2016.

The University of Nebraska Omaha has built their south campus, Aksarben Campus, at the north end of Aksarben Village. The university has added ten three-story dormitory buildings, Scott Village, which opened in 2003 and houses 480 units.e Scott Technology Center and the Peter Kiewit Institute are world class educational and research facilities that partner with UNO and are located on campus. The university has also built the new Baxter Arena at the south end of Aksarben Village.

Within Aksarben Village is Stinson Park, a multi-acre neighborhood and community park named after Kenneth E. Stinson, a former chairman of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and Kiewit Corporation.

Noddle Companies developed  The Inner Rail Food Hall, named as a nod to the location’s former identity, the Ak-sar-ben horse racing track,  provides a one-of-a-kind experience for Omaha residents and travelers alike.

The food hall includes nine vendors featuring different styles of cuisine, all surrounding a central bar. Some vendors are extensions from local favorite shops, while other food vendors are new to Omaha.The thoughtful design and setup of the Inner Rail offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for dining and events. 

Resident Appreciation at Pinhook Flats & CUE!

Pinhook Flats & CUE is special place to live. Not only do we have wonderful floor plans, wood veneer flooring, and parking garages, we are also located in Aksarben Village! We want our residents to know how much we appreciate them calling Pinhook Flats & CUE home. That is why we are going to celebrate Resident Appreciation Day EVERY month! We hope our residents will join us this Saturday, March 17th, at 10 am for some St. Patrick’s Day treats.

 

Make sure to RSVP!

https://www.facebook.com/events/594414930908715/

 

OmaHalf Marathon!

The snow and ice are keeping you indoors, making this year’s cabin fever insufferable. Remind yourself that spring is coming, by preparing for OmaHalf Marathon. The OmaHalf Marathon will be Saturday, April 14th in Aksarben Village. Pinhook Flats & CUE residents have the benefit of being close to the action, not to mention having a 24 hour fitness center. Residents can train to concur their personal challenge, weather it is the 5K, 10 miler, or taking on the half marathon. You can register online! Price includes race entry, souvenir hoodie, and finisher medal.

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