Archive for December, 2011

Gorgeously lit homes ready to be seen in Branford

Many opportunities to view beautifully decorated homes in Branford

If you live at our Montoya Branford apartment rentals, you know that we take great care of your yard area and the common grounds so you don’t have to worry about a thing. If you’re looking for something more when it comes to outdoor decor, then there are lots of opportunities to see great light displays around Branford. The City of Branford does a Holiday House Decorating Contest every year that was judged on Dec. 14 and 15, so now’s a great time to enjoy their work and hit the best of the best in Branford home light displays.

The best overall home in Branford this year is Carol Brockett’s of 4 Milo Drive. Best Holiday Spirit winner is Brian DeLuca of 150 Goldsmith Road, who was last year’s overall winner. The Technological Fantasy winner is Kevin Nelson of 32 Milo Drive. Most Beautiful went to Mary Point Strong of 12 Indian Neck Avenue, and Don Gentile of 40 Averill Place won Most Captivating. Ten other families participated in this year’s contest. Read More→

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See many lighthouses at Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium

Come see this one and 23 more at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium's Festival of Lighthouses

Residents of our Morningside Gardens Norwalk apartments are just a short trip away from one of the season’s most magical local events: an opportunity to walk a trail illuminated by 24 hand-crafted lighthouses. These lighthouses are creatively built using everything from stone, gingerbread, toilet paper tubes, sugar cubes from France and even more crazy materials in the 10th annual “Festival of Lighthouses” at The Maritime Aquarium.

The festival runs now through Jan. 16, 2012, and Aquarium visitors can follow these homemade beacons through the galleries and cast a vote for their favorite. The lighthouse with the most votes wins $1,500! The display is free with Maritime Aquarium admission, normally $12.95 for adults and $9.95 for children, and a trip to the aquarium can easily be an entire day’s worth of learning and wonder.

Rules are kept to a minimum to allow for maximum creativity. Lighthouses must be 3 to 6 feet tall and have a working light, and may not include animal remains (including shells). Beyond that, it’s up to the creators’ imaginations. Entries in the display this year include a lighthouse made out of toilet-paper tubes, another made of welded copper, a Cat in the Hat-themed lighthouse, a lighthouse whose shingles are made from men’s neckties and another made of gingerbread. Read More→

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Dance lessons close for Stamford rental apartments residents

Stamford residents can take great dance lessons only a few blocks away

Here’s an idea for some great winter fun for those living in Stamford rental apartments! How about a dance class? Not the kind you’re probably picturing with stuffy rooms and dusty windows with old records on a turntable. This one is way more fun. I’m talking about Maria Fiora Dance Studio on Summer Street. It’s only a few blocks south from our downtown Stamford apartment communities but it’s a world away in experience offering a terrific way to stay in shape, try out a new hobby and make some new friends!

Maria and her staff not only offer classes in dance but in health & wellness for stress relief, relaxation and dance for weight loss. They are fully trained and highly experienced in giving lessons to all ages and abilities. They are sure to have something to peak your interest such as an introductory program where students are taught the basics of each type of dance. Afterwards you and your instructor will evaluate which program is best for you.

There’s also private personal training. This is the most direct and efficient way to learn, with a main focus on partnership and the details of leading or following your partner. There are also group sessions with anywhere from six to 20 students. There are even children’s dance classes in Latin, Ballroom, Tango, Salsa and Ballet for ages as young as four! Read More→

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Many places for gift gathering in Hamden

Plenty of Great Places to Shop in Hamden!

There are endless options for holiday shopping to residents of Hamden rental apartments. Within the town itself, there is Hamden Plaza with its wide range of stores from Marshalls and Dots to Dress Barn and Pretty Woman with arrays of colorful, festive clothing and accessories for the woman in your family. There’s also a Hallmark store with plentiful choices of holiday as well as other greeting cards and lots of nice gift options and stocking-stuffer ideas.

Another store of interest in the Plaza is the Perfect Party Superstore, with any and everything to fill your needs for any and every holiday. When you’re at Hamden Plaza, you can also make a stop at ShopRite which is a great place for grab-and-go prepared foods, and it’s a place where you can also get your flu shot.

On the same side of Dixwell Avenue, there is also a Men’s Warehouse. Their fabulous window displays feature some very handsome men’s clothing for the favorite guy in your life. The well established Bon Ton department store has a great selection of clothing for the whole family, and if you are watching your budget then you might like to know that they have some very good holiday sales and specials. In the same strip mall you’ll find Wal-Mart, Radio Shack, Jo-Ann’s Crafts and Bob’s Sports. If you make a loop out of the Wal-Mart parking area heading north, then you can complete your shopping at Kohl’s department store. Read More→

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