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Roxalana Hills Car Wash Opens April 1st

car wash

Are you ready to remove the residue of winter from your car?  Visit the Car Wash Center at Roxalana Hills Apartments, free for our residents, and celebrate the start of Spring with a shiny clean car.

Roxalana Open House

Open House

Please join us for our Open House on Saturday, March 14, from 10-2 and Sunday, March 15, from 10-2.

Praise for Roxalana’s maintenance crew

I want to thank your maintenance crew for doing such a great job with the snow we received on February 16. I had to work and came home during the worst part of the day and they had been out in horrible conditions. My car wouldn’t make the whole climb up the hill and one of the guys driving the snow plow got out and threw kitty litter under my tires to help me make it home safely. A second guy joined him and I really want to say thank you to them. They deserve exra pay for the day. I have lived in my apartment for almost 2 years and have a few problems with heat/ac and your guys are always there to fix it in no time at all. People have asked me how I like living there and I always say I love it. If something happens I call and get help in minutes. Thanks to your maintenance again.

Happy Thanksgiving- Office closed for the holiday

It’s one week until Thanksgiving! The staff of Roxalana Hills Apartments wants to wish everyone a fabulous and safe Thanksgiving. We also want to remind everyone that our office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 27. We will resume normal business hours on Friday, November 28.

Employee Spotlight: Summer Bailey

Summer Bailey (third from the left) has been with The Manor Group since 2002. She first started as a rental consultant at Country Club Apartments and was later promoted to Assistant Manager. She came to Roxalana Hills as a Resident Manager in 2009.

Outside of work, she enjoys doing anything outdoors. Living in West Virginia, she likes to take advantage of her beautiful state. As for her personal life, she has been married to her husband for 8 years. They have one amazing daughter who keeps them busy with all of her sports.

Dear Parents of Roxalana Hills Apartments

On Saturday afternoon, I was doing some work on my computer… with my windows open, enjoying the cool and sunny November day.

I heard noises, and voices on the basketball court.  I live in the building below the basketball and tennis courts, and often hear when people are playing.

I noticed there were just a couple kids, throwing the ball around, and calling to passing kids… trying to get a real game going.  Well after a few minutes, they had 8-9 kids playing.

Their playing was going on for at least an hour, and I could hear the ball bouncing and scores being called out the whole time.  I actually found myself startled. I had to sit and write this note, I had to let you know what is happening when you are not watching.

I heard laughing, chatter, cheering… and at one point I heard some language that stunned me.  One of the kids said, “What the heck!”. And the game continued…all of the kids playing together… sharing the ball… cheering for their team, and really playing all together.

There was no bullying.  No adult language.  No anger.  No sitting on the sidelines playing a handheld video game.

It was children, being children.

I have no children of my own, I am 49 and have been scared/sad for our future for a number of years because of what I see in so many children these days.  But here, in Dunbar West Virginia there was a group of kids having fun, working together, being kind to each other, and obviously they learned this at home.

I just wanted you to know that when your backs are turned, and you are hoping your children are safe and being good human beings…from what I can see…you can rest easy.

Thank you for making me feel better about our world’s future.

Roxalana Hills Resident

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

It is the time of year that yields everything pumpkin! Try this recipe to see if you want to add it to your collection.

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups (12-ounce bag) milk chocolate chips, not semisweet
Nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray or line them with parchment paper.

Using a mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Beat in the white and brown sugars, a little at a time, until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time, then mix in the vanilla and pumpkin puree. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the batter in thirds. Stir in the chips. Scoop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cookies are browned around the edges. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let them rest for 2 minutes. Take the cookies off with a spatula and cool them on wire racks.

SERVES: 60 (PER COOKIE); Calories: 106; Total Fat 5 grams; Saturated Fat: 3 grams; Protein: 1 grams; Total carbohydrates: 14 grams; Sugar: 9 grams Fiber: 1 gram; Cholesterol: 16 milligrams; Sodium: 70 milligrams

Resident Testimonial: Doug and Andie

We moved here from out of state, and didn’t know anyone or anything about the area. We chose Roxalana Hills Apartments because it seemed clean, safe, and was affordable. After living here for a little over a year we now can say this community is clean, we feel very safe and to have that at an affordable price is just a great bonus.
We have lived all over the U.S and have never felt a community feeling like we have here.

The landscapers do top notch work, the maintenance staff really cares about doing quality work in a timely manner, and the office staff is always interested in our input and sees that their community is just that, a community.

Our apartment is clean, well maintained, and comfy. Andie loves that she has a large deck that she can fill with flowers in the Spring and Summer, and that we can decorate for the holidays. We never have the feeling we are “residents” we feel we are members of the Roxalana community.

Doug and Andie S.

Spaghetti Dinner night to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Roxalana Hills Apartments is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner night to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The benefit will take place Friday, September 20 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Community Building. If you can’t join us at the Community Building but still wish to participate, take-out will be available. Please contact the rental office for more information. We’ve also highlighted the event in our September newsletter.