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Halloween Activities near Cedar Heights – 2021 Edition!

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!

BOO!

Getting the Most Out of Your Storage Unit!

The more time we all spend at home, the more time we spend looking at all the extra stuff we have accumulated over the years. Many of your Robert Hancock & Co. properties have storage units available for all those things you don’t want to look at but aren’t ready to get rid of. Things like holiday decorations, seasonal clothing, extra furniture, and even electronics, can add to the everyday clutter that gets on our nerves. A storage unit can provide that little bit of extra space.

Now, just because all these items can FIT in a storage unit, that doesn’t mean they will be easy to find. To maximize the use of your storage unit, follow these simple tips!

  • Write it out:
    • Keeping a list of everything that you bring into a storage unit will save you time looking in the wrong place! A list will help you keep track of what you have in a storage unit at any time, which saves you time digging around.
  • Picture this:
    • Keep a picture or diagram of where things are within the storage unit to keep everything organized and easily accessible. A picture of sections of your storage unit can be kept on your phone so that you can see where the item is before you even start looking!
  • Safety first:
    • Place large, heavy, or bulky items closer to the ground for safety. Heavier items toward the top of a pile have a tendency to fall or damage the items below.
  • Think CLEAR-ly:
    • Investing in clear plastic storage bins so that you can see everything before you start stacking gives you a better chance at finding anything you’re looking for. One alternative would be large labels that you can briefly summarize what each box contains.
  • Organization is key:
    • Having an organized storage unit not only looks better, but it saves you the hassle of digging around looking for things. Organizing things by holiday, color, size, or function, can really come in handy when you’re looking for something specific. The items that you are going to use the most should always be the most accessible, so they should be stored near the front of the storage unit.

If you have one, or are thinking about getting one, these tips and tricks should help you get the most out of your storage unit!

Off-Campus Student Housing

Secure your private studio apartment at Pinhook Flats and CUE at Aksarben Village! We are just walking distance to UNO campus or a short drive to near by institutions. Having that separation of off-campus housing can be beneficial in many ways. Here at Pinhook Flats we have the Barbaro studio that is 481 sq ft which rents for $850 a month. Or the Strike the Gold studio is 591 sq ft that rents for $925 a month. All studios come equipped with a full size kitchen, granite counter tops, and dishwasher. Our studios also come with a washer and dryer in every unit! No more saving up your quarters or walking down to the laundry room.

Our main building you will have access to all the apartment amenities. Such as our 24-hour fitness center, community room with kitchen, and balcony patio that over looks Aksarben Village. Our location is prime for nearby bike trails to get yourself more outside enjoying the upcoming spring weather. Plus for the summer time relax and get some sun in our sparkling swimming pool.

While living in Aksarben Village you are within walking distance to all the amazing restaurants and local businesses. Inner Rail Food hall with 10 delicious vendors and outdoor spacious sitting to enjoy live music on the weekends. Jones Bro’s can offer you a fun sweet treat destination offering gourmet bakery and lunch items. With Baxter Arena just right across the street you can go cheer on the UNO Mavericks hockey team and attend premier entertaining events.

 

Call us today to learn more about our available studios or more information on the waitlist for summer move in. www.roberthancockco.com.

Apartments Coming Soon: Spring Openings at Cedar Heights

As wonderful as it has been to have a full house over the last few months, it has been sad that we have not had many openings for new residents to enjoy. While we love our current residents, we have to admit that there is something exciting about welcoming fresh faces into the community! Luckily, just like Spring breathes new life into our world, it will also bring new apartment options for those that are looking. Read below for more on these amazing offerings!

ONE BEDROOM OPTIONS:

  • 605 – One bedroom + loft, one bathroom located on third floor. Includes balcony, fireplace, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove/range and garbage disposal. 1240 sq. ft. and priced at $930/mo.
    • Available on 3/31/2021
  • 315 – One bedroom, one bathroom located on 2nd floor. Includes balcony, fireplace, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove/range and garbage disposal. 690 sq. ft. and priced at $720/mo.
    • Available on 3/31/2021
  •  214 – One bedroom, one bathroom located on first floor. Includes fireplace, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove/range and garbage disposal. 690 sq. ft. and priced at $680/mo.
    • Available on 5/11/2021

TWO BEDROOM OPTION:

  • 509 – Two bedroom, two bathroom located on the second floor. Includes balcony, fireplace, washer/dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove/range and garbage disposal. 1200 sq. ft. and priced at $960/mo.
    • Available on 5/12/2021

If we have learned anything about our community, these beautiful apartments, luxurious amenities and cozy atmosphere do not stay long! Make sure to act fast by contacting our office or viewing our office for more information or to fill out an application. You can find out information here:

Cedar Heights Contact Details:

Phone: (402)554-0449

Email: cedarheights@roberthancockco.com

Website: https://roberthancockco.com/property/cedar-heights/

We look forward to getting to speak with anyone looking for an excellent and quiet place to call home. Remember that at Cedar Heights we offer Spacious Living, Outstanding Views.

 

 

Valentines Day in Aksarben Village

We all know that picking out that perfect Valentines day present can be stressful. Regardless of how long you have been with your significant other- or being your own Valentine this year! This year lets start thinking of some local businesses that can guide you to your perfect gift idea. Below are a some of our favorite located around the Aksarben Village area.

How about a large chocolate heart filled with all the sweet treats from Jones Bro’s Cupcakes? – this one even comes with a wooden hammer to smash open.

Don’t Break My Heart Box (courtesy of Jones Bros Cupcakes)

An upscale dinner at the new-american style restaurant with wine bar at Beacon Hills.  (Or staying in with curbside)

Beacon Hills

Maybe you miss the movie theatre? Aksarben Cinema is open this weekend find your new favorite movie together.

Movie

Whichever you choose this year, we all wish you a happy Valentines Day here at Pinhook Flats and CUE in Aksarben Village!

 

 

Celebrate October at Fall/Halloween Themed Locations

The Cedar Heights staff loves Fall. Honestly, it is a bit of an obsession, and we want to share that love and zeal with all of our guests and residents. However, things are a little different this year with what Fall locales are open, and what new requirements they have to keep people safe. Luckily, we are here to help! We will include some of our most anticipated places to visit this October (pumpkin patches, haunted attractions, etc.), and tell you what you will need to expect if you are planning on going to one of them! We want to keep you safe while allowing you a little piece of normalcy this Fall!

 

  • Vala’s Pumpkin Patch

Website: https://www.valaspumpkinpatch.com/

With all sorts of rides, attractions, apple orchard and pumpkin patch, Vala’s is a must see this and every season. In order to visit, you will need to wear a mask in all lines, on all attractions and in all spaces where adequate social distancing is not possible. They are also limiting capacity, and will cut off admissions if capacity is reached. So, if you are planning on attending, it is recommended to purchase tickets sooner rather than later!

Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Patch

Website: https://bellevueberryfarm.com/

Another wonderful pumpkin patch with plenty of other activities to partake in! They are requiring masks for everyone attending, with the assumption that the mask is to be worn at all times unless eating or drinking. We are unsure about their occupancy or availability, so please check in with them via their website for more details.

 

Scary Acres

Website: https://www.scaryacres.com/

One of the few Omaha Haunted Houses that will be open for this Halloween Season. Their website details all of the safety precautions they are taking, but with a large set of grounds to accommodate social distancing, Scary Acres will be a fun, scary, and safe (please visit at your own risk) experience in October.

 

Haunted Hollow Scream Park

Website: https://www.hauntedhollowomaha.com/

Another large-setting Haunted House that will be open this October. They are taking the same precautions as Scary Acres, and boast many attractions and events. This should be another Haunt you will not want to miss.

 

Prospect Hill Cemetery Tour

Website: https://www.visitomaha.com/event/prospect-hill-cemetery-tour/34206/

A tour of a cemetery, full of spooky, interesting and intriguing tales? Sign us up!  These tours, which are happening all the way up to Halloween night, will be a great way to get that chill down your spine while also doing something educational and a little off the beaten path.

 

Trick or Treat Nights at Omaha Children’s Museum

Website: https://www.visitomaha.com/event/trick-or-treat-nights/34237/

Hooray for some safe, kid-friendly fun! On October 16th and October 23rd, Omaha Children’s Museum will be hosting Trick or Treat Nights, allowing children to take the O.C.M S.T.E.A.M wagon to different Halloween-themed activities. Pre-packaged candy and goodies will be given. Take the family for a fun night at one of Omaha’s most well-known locations! (The Durham Museum is doing something similar on October 24th and 25th!)

 

Thursday Theater in the Capitol District: October Films

Website: https://www.visitomaha.com/event/thursday-theater%3a-ghostbusters/34241/

For all the Halloween film junkies out there, the Capitol District is hosting a free screening of different Halloween movies through October. This will start tonight with the airing of the classic Ghostbusters! Keep on eye on the Capitol District for more information on what movie will be playing each Thursday!

 

These are just a portion of the activities you will find in the greater Omaha area during the month of October and for Fall 2020. If you would like more resources for exciting, fun, scary or relaxing things to do this Autumn, check the link out here: Omaha Events for Fall 2020.

We hope this will help everyone find something to do this year that is safe and fun! We know that this time of year is a big hit with many, us included, and although some things are not available to do in 2020, we want it to be known that there are still plenty ways to enjoy this time. Be safe, stay healthy, and Happy Fall!

 

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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!

Chaos is Coming! Preparing for Construction on 78th Street

Many of our residents here are very familiar with 78th street. If you want to quickly exit the property and head down towards the hospital, escape the rush of Pacific St or visit our neighbors at Villa Vinee, you take 78th. If you live on Pierce St, and want the quickest way out of the community, you go down 78th. Also, and unfortunately so, if you want to drag race down a street, you pull off from 78th and head on down to Pierce St, whizzing through with reckless abandon (this is not advised).

 

It is no secret that this street is an important thoroughfare for our residents and drivers alike. It is a wonderful side street that allows a little bit of overflow to avoid the major traffic on streets like Mercy or Pacific. However, there are ominous murmurs in the distance that…

 

CONSTRUCTION

 

… is on the way.

*Gasp*

How will we all ever make it through? What will that mean for the community? Who would ever do something so heinous?

For now, our office can tell you that work will start around the 27th of January. At that time, northbound lanes on 78th will be closed as MUD works on gas and water lines that run down the length of the road from Bergen to the end of Pacific Gardens. This work is expected to be ongoing into the Spring, but an end date has not yet been confirmed. We also know that work will be conducted by the city to build a sidewalk that spans the length of the previous work. Along with this, new retaining walls will be erected on the west side of the property. However, this will be taking over even more of the street, and will be lasting from Spring to late Summer (again, no official end date to say).

For us here in the community, we will be losing the garages West 17-43. This is incredibly unfortunate, although there is some good news to come out of this. With their removal, we will be replacing them with some standard outside parking, and new electric garages! All of this is very tentative for now, as we are still waiting for a greater idea on the schedule of this work, but for now, their is some good, and some bad, that is heading this way.

We ask that everyone in the community, as well as our neighbors nearby, be vigilant when using 78th for the next few months. It makes us very sad to see this happen, but also overjoyed to hear that we will be getting a new sidewalk, and some fun renovations to our already beautiful property. Please hang in there with us, and we will continue to try to make all of our residents/guests lives as smooth and convenient as possible while this work is on-going.

For more information, please continue to check in here. Thank you all for being our wonderful residents. We are all in this together, and once it is all done, 78th and our community will be even better than they were before!

Bonsai Trees in Omaha!

Spring is here in Omaha! There is no better way to enjoy spring than the beautiful living plant museum at Lauritzen Gardens.

This May 4-6 the Nebraska Bonsai Society will have a Bonsai Exhibit at Lauritzen Gardens. Where you can learn about the ancient living art of Bonsai. The miniaturized trees show what art and science can do. Members of the Nebraska Bonsai Society will be present to quench your thirst for knowledge and beauty.

Admission to the exhibition is included with paid garden admission of $10/adults, $5/children 6 to 12 and FREE for garden members and children under six.

Lauritzen Gardens

100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68108

 

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/