Dear Residents,Fall is here, and we're happy to extend an invitation for grilled burgers, veggie burgers, and hot dogs here at Nantucket Cove. Plus games, a dunk tank, and so much more! Our McKinley Staff is excited to invite you all to our next resident event on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Mark your calendars today, and we look forward to seeing everyone there. More details to come! I would also like to share an update regarding pool hours. The pool at Nantucket Cove and both pools at Hessel on the Park will be closing September 30, 2015. Take advantage of our beautiful weather and the last few days, and everyone please enjoy your weekends. -Andy Lindsey|SSA 217.778.0809 email@example.com
I hope the week has treated everyone well and you have a fun weekend planned. If not, I'd like to recommend checking out the Krannert Center For The Performing Artss when you have time. Tonight, you can check out the U of I Symphony Orchestra for only $4--$10 per person and I can personally tell you, from my experience studying at U of I and residing in Champaign for many years, that it's a really wonderful experience and you will be delighted to check it out.
Also, accomplished musical collaborators Julie and Nathan Gunn are performing in multiple timeslots this weekend and tickets range from $10--$54. It's a really cool show as well :)
Here is the Krannert Center website for further research:
Please let me know if you have any questions or would like recommendations.
The incoming phone lines at the Hessel on the Park office are currently down. When you call the office, the phones will ring on your end but we cannot hear it on our end. The voicemail is still working so PLEASE leave a voicemail as we will be checking it constantly. We will call you back immediately from the office line as we are still able to make outgoing calls.
I live in apartment 1605 Valley Rd A2 and got signed up for Directv last Friday. When they came to install, they had some questions to ask me. There was only one main spot to set up my satellite, and they said I needed to ask my landlord for permission. What are the exact policies for Satellite dish? Can it be set up in the front lawn or is only the back patio an option for those who have a condo? Please let me know ASAP. I have put my request on hold for now.
Good Afternoon Everyone,
As the Summer draws to a close :( I wanted to remind everyone to go ahead and turn your furnace on for 10-15 minutes to make sure everything is in proper working order before it gets cold out. If you notice ANY problems at all, please call the Leasing Office -- Hessel, Champaign House, & Westbury 217-356-4012, Nantucket Cove 217-344-8800 -- and report the issue so that we may send maintenance out quickly. You can also email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need any assistance at all, please reach out to me directly. Stay tuned for information about our next resident event :)
Thank you and please have a fun and safe weekend!! GO ILLINI!!
It was the Monday of labor day and our AC stopped giving cool air and started giving a burnt smell. I only had to call emergency maintenance and almost within the hour someone came home to set us up with a temporary cooler. I can't believe anyone would come out on a holiday at such a short notice. This is really amazing service and I am extremely grateful for the help. I would like to give my special thanks to the two technicians (I apologize for not getting their names) for their exceptional work ethic.
Hey McKinley Residents,
It's that time of year again! School is about to be in full swing, and we're ready for it here in Champaign, IL. Are you?
I've compiled a list of back-to-school activities, tips, and reminders that will hopefully inspire everyone to have a fun, enjoyable, safe, and most importantly educational school year.
Your children have probably had a fun summer, but it's coming to an end. It's time to prepare the children for a successful start to the new school year. I found a list of tips at http://www.cleveland.com/parents/ to help make the transition from summer to classroom a bit easier:
1) READ! It's too late to sign up for library summer reading programs, but if you've got elementary-aged kids, you could make up your own. Maybe an ice cream cone reward after they read five books. For really little ones, head to the library for an air-conditioned story hour, as practice for preschool.
2) Cook. Your kids can read the recipe, practice math by measuring ingredients, and get to taste yummy concoctions.
3) Visit a museum or a nearby zoo. Have the kids help you with directions, do math to figure out how far you have to drive, and how long it'll take you. Read about exhibits and ask questions. Maybe look up the answers together afterward. At the very least, the trip will give your kids something to write about in the standby "What I did on my summer vacation" essay.
4) Play games! Memory, puzzles, board games and Go Fish can all work kids' brains.
5) Compile your favorite summer snapshots into a scrapbook. Have them help you cut up tourist brochures and write captions.
6) If your kids have stayed up until sunset all summer long, start pushing their bedtimes earlier, by about 10 minutes each day. Then enjoy a few extra minutes of peace and quiet. Of course your mornings are about to get much more hectic.
7) Arrange play dates with classmates your kids may not have seen for months, to rekindle friendships.
8) Shop! School supplies shopping is fun for kids and everyone likes showing up to school in a new school outfit.
9) Enter important dates – parent-teacher conferences, school concerts, science fairs, bake sales, etc. -- into your calendar, so they don't sneak up on you.
10) Designate a well-lit, comfortable homework spot and keep it clear of clutter.
11) Designate a spot for important papers, and figure out what you're going to do with all those coloring pages and kid creations.
Finally, make some back-to-school resolutions. Maybe you resolve to make lunches the night before, or pick out outfits for a week at a time, so you avoid scrambling for socks or trying to talk down an I-HAVE-NOTHING-TO-WEAR! tantrum.
Classes are starting soon, and the all-to-familiar crunch time is here. Don't wait til the last minute. I've found the a "College Survival Guide" with ideas and checklists to get you prepared for the coming school year. You can visit http://www.gocollege.com/survival for the complete list, but here's a quick summary of important topics:
-Financial Responsibility on Campus
-Use Classroom Time Wisely
-It's Okay to Have Fun
-Dealing With Dorm Life
While you may not be in school or preparing children or family members, there are important reminders for all of us during this busy time of year. Straight from the City of Champaign website, please remember the following:
Reminders for Drivers:
When approaching a marked school crossing zone between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., on days when school is in operation and when schoolchildren are present, a driver must:-Stop all wireless phone communications; -Yield to any children or adults crossing in the crosswalk area; -Reduce vehicle speed to 20 mph; speeding in a school crossing zone could result in a $150 fine.
Reminders for Pedestrians:-Pedestrians should cross at designated intersections and crosswalks, and such movement should only occur when the pedestrians have the right of way. -No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a moving vehicle, which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
I wish everyone a great start to the school year! Best,
Senior Sales Associate