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Waterloo No plans for Halloween? No problem.

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No plans for Halloween? No problem, your preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has your back. Plan an awesome last-minute Halloween in and around Waterloo apartments using today’s blog post as your guide.

 

For the brave of heart

It’s not too late to get spooked this Halloween! Screaming Season has arrived at Bingemans Screampark (425 Bingemans Centre Drive), just a 10-minute drive from Pinegrove Apartments (145 Lucan Avenue). Prepare for lines Halloween weekend and go early. On October 28th and 29th, the park is open from 7:00 p.m. until midnight, and on the 30th hours are from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

 

A low-key alternative

Waterloo apartments offers a convenient meet-up spot for you and your friends. Make this delightful Halloween Pumpkin Punch, and ask your friends to bring treats to share. Looking for something to do besides eat and drink? A Murder Mystery game is the perfect evening activity for a fun-filled, low-key Halloween.

 

Attend an afternoon art class

Create your own fused-glass nightlight this Halloween. Before the clocks turn back for Daylight Savings, Laurie Spieker of Grand River Glassworks is hosting a workshop on October 30th that will teach participants how to make their very own nightlights. The workshop runs from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and registration can be completed online. To attend, head to The Clay & Glass (25 Caroline Street North), a 20-minute walk from Pinegrove Apartments.

 

See a show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show garners a cult following this time of year. Check out what all the buzz is about by attending the show over Halloween weekend. There are multiple showings happening at Princess Cinemas (46 King Street North), Waterloo’s premier Art House, and a only a 15-minute walk from Pinegrove Apartments. Tickets are only 13 dollars and can be easily reserved online.
Happy Halloween from the blog team at Williams and McDaniel! For more information about Waterloo apartments, please visit our website.
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Family friendly outdoor activity ideas for fall

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Go outside with the kids and enjoy the beauty of fall while it lasts! For today’s post, the blog team at your preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has a great list of family-friendly outdoors activities for residents at Waterloo apartments.

 

Fall 5 KM Classic

Previously known as the original Oktoberfest Run, the 20th annual Fall 5 KM Classic includes your choice of a 10 kilometre, 5 kilometre or 200-metre Kids Fun Run. The first 1,000 registrants receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt, plus everyone is invited to stay afterwards for post-race refreshments and live entertainment. Races are October 23rd and start at Westvale Public School and finish in Waterloo Park (50 Young Street West). The park is a 15-minute walk from Pinegrove Apartments (145 Lucan Avenue).

 

Snyder’s Family Farm

There are over 15 family-friendly fall attractions to explore at Snyder’s Family Farm (936685 Blenheim Road), a 25-minute drive from Pinegrove Apartments. From the Tractor Run to the 5-Acre Corn Maze, the Haunted Hiller House to the Petting Zoo, there is certainly something for everyone here. The farm is open to the public over the weekends in September and daily in October.

 

Huron Natural Area

Huron Natural Area (801 Trillium Drive) is a beautiful retreat from the city, just a 15-minute drive from Pinegrove Apartments in neighbouring Kitchener. Go for a hike or a family bike ride, or consider signing up for a special outdoor activity, such as the free Family Forest Walk on October 8th.

 

Canoeing the Grand

Your kids will never forget their first canoe ride on the Grand River, especially with fall’s brilliantly changing colours as a backdrop. As a special treat this season, consider booking a tour through Canoeing the Grand (3734 King Street East) for a full-day of outdoor fun with the family. The rental shop is a 10-minute drive from Pinegrove Apartments.
The blog team at Williams and McDaniel wishes you and your family a safe and fun fall as you spend time outdoors enjoying the cooler weather. For more information about spacious family-friendly Waterloo apartments, please visit our website.

Where to swim in Waterloo

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Summertime is swimming time. Swim season is still in full swing and the blog team at Williams and McDaniel is here to help you beat the heat with some swimming options near your home at Pinegrove Apartments in Waterloo. On your mark, get set — go!

 

Swimplex

Located in the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (101 Father David Bauer Drive, just 10 minutes by bicycle from Pinegrove Apartments at 145 Lucan Avenue, Waterloo), the Swimplex features an 8 lane, competitive swimming pool (30m by 22m). There is a 3 storey waterslide, springboards, a 5 metre high dive tower and a separate kids’ area. See the full schedule for details.

 

Moses Springer Community Centre Pool

The 8 lane, outdoor pool at Moses Springer Community Centre Pool is a great place to beat the heat this summer. There are 2 waterslides, clean changing rooms and a ramp, as well as stairs into the shallow end. There is also a park nearby, so you can enjoy a picnic before or after your swim. Open daily until September 4th, this pool is only a 10 minute bike ride from Pinegrove Apartments.

 

Region of Waterloo Swim Club

If you’re looking to take your swimming a little more seriously than simply splashing around the pool for fun, consider joining the Region of Waterloo Swim Club (ROW). The first step is to schedule an assessment of your current swim level to find the appropriate group. ROW swimmers have won 7 Olympic medals in their club history, the most of any Canadian swim club.
There is still plenty of time to get swimming this summer, but don’t wait — Labour Day will be here before you know it! For more information on Williams and McDaniel rental properties in Waterloo, please visit our website.

W&M-Waterloo- Homemade popsicles to keep you cool

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Summer dessert with watermelon

Is there anything better on a hot summer day than opening the freezer and treating yourself to a homemade, refreshing popsicle? The Williams and McDaniel blog team have some simple summer recipes for the perfect summer snack.

Want to make these recipes in your apartment? Find the ingredients you need at Valu Mart, 75 King St. N, Waterloo just a 6 minute drive from Pinegrove Apartments, 145 Lucan St. Waterloo.

 

Creamy Raspberry Ice Pops

These creamy raspberry ice pops are fun and easy to make. They are also versatile and can be customized to your, or your children’s, taste. You can use chocolate pudding instead of vanilla if you prefer it. This recipe is quite versatile — experiment with different flavours of sherbet and try different crushed seasonal fruits instead of raspberries. There are enough flavour combinations to keep you going all summer long!

 

Horchata Pop

Sweet, spicy, creamy and refreshing — these Horchata pops bring some Latin flavour to your summer. Whether you’re having a picnic, sitting poolside, or just lounging on the couch and taking a moment for yourself, these refreshing popsicles enhance any summer day.

 

Strawberry Granola Breakfast Pops

It’s okay to have a popsicle for breakfast — as long as it’s a healthy popsicle! These simple Strawberry Granola Breakfast Pops require no special molds — you just mix them in dixie cups and freeze! These popsicles are a refreshing anytime-snack with some substance or the perfect breakfast on the go.

 

Summer is all about simple pleasures. These easy-to-make and healthy alternatives to store-bought popsicles make summer simply delicious. Don’t let the season pass you by without experiencing the best little moments it has to offer. For more information on Williams and McDaniel rental properties, including Pinegrove Apartments in Waterloo, please visit our website.

Waterloo Father’s Day meal ideas

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Treat Dad to a homemade meal at Waterloo apartments. Use today’s post from the Williams and McDaniel blog team to pick out a few great recipes to complete your feast.

 

Baked Honey Sriracha Wings

 

Crispy, flavourful and delicious, Baked Honey Sriracha Wings is about to become Dad’s new favourite wings recipe. The recipe takes less than an hour to make, which includes 35 minutes in the oven, allowing you to focus on Dad versus spending your day stuck in the kitchen.

 

Vegan Macaroni Salad

 

Looking for a light and healthy side dish for your Father’s Day picnic? Vegan Macaroni Salad is a tofu-based dish that is full of fresh produce and light on the dairy. Find the in-season produce you need to make this dish a success at your local farmers’ market. Nearest Pinegrove Apartments (145 Lucan Avenue), stop by the popular St. Jacob’s Farmers’ Market (878 Weber Street North), a 10-minute drive away.

 

Toasted Ravioli

 

For a homemade Dad’s day dinner, Toasted Ravioli is sure to satisfy. Despite its fancy appearance, this recipe is quite simple to make, utilizing pre-made ravioli to speed up the process. Pair with a fresh and fast summer salad for a well balanced meal.

 

Key Lime Pie

 

We’ve got the perfect dessert for your Father’s Day meal! Key Lime Pie is perfectly sweet and tart, making it a winning dessert for a variety of palettes. Plan for 30 minutes of prep and 25 minutes in the oven for a delicious dessert to be proud of.
Happy Father’s Day! The blog team at Williams and McDaniel hopes that your Father’s Day meal goes off without a hitch. For more information about Waterloo apartments, visit our website today.

Give back by volunteering in Waterloo

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Why volunteer?

 

Volunteering is an opportunity. It is an opportunity for you to help those in need in your community, to support growth in your neighbourhood or to say thank you to an organization that you are passionate about. Volunteering is also a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and even strengthen your resume.

 

Volunteer Action Centre

 

Use the internet to find volunteer opportunities that fit your interests and skills. The Volunteer Action Centre is a great place to start. This website features volunteer positions from over 150 local organizations in and around Waterloo.

 

Volunteer Services

 

The City of Waterloo’s Volunteer Services posts volunteer opportunities online. The website has a range of positions available, from working in the kitchen to landscaping, coordinating music or assisting at an upcoming city event. Find a role that fits your talents and schedule.

 

Region of Waterloo

 

Which regional program do you care about most? From the local library to the local museum, it is likely that your favourite spot in town or your favourite upcoming festival is looking for a few extra hands. Use the Region of Waterloo website to pinpoint a role you would enjoy.

 

Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo

 

One organization to consider volunteering with is the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo. This important group strives to create social change in the area through various community-building programs. Volunteer here by joining an action group, serving on the Board of Directors or assisting with an event or forum.
Volunteers are what make Waterloo a strong, successful community. Williams and McDaniel wants to thank you for giving back to the people and organizations that need you most. For more information about their Waterloo apartments and the vibrant surrounding neighbourhood, visit their website.

 

 

 

Check out these free summer concert series

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Pinegrove Apartments (145 Lucan Avenue), named after the beautiful pine trees that surround the building, are just around the corner from one of this year’s main music venues — the Waterloo Public Square (75 King Street South). Here you’ll find fresh acoustic talent every Friday from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the Acoustic Noon Concert series happening all summer long. Pinegrove Apartments are just over a kilometre away from this venue, so you’re only a 15-minute walk from live, free entertainment. This year’s lineup includes everything from blues and soul, to contemporary and classic rock.

 

Summer Concerts in the Square is another summer concert series happening in — you guessed it — the Waterloo Public Square (again, just a 15-minute jaunt from Pinegrove Apartments). From June 8th to August 24th, swing by the Square every Monday (except August 3rd, that’s a civic holiday) to start your week off with some live music. Some of this year’s talented acts include Sandy and Sue, Adrian and Kim, Red Hot Ramble and Latin Fusion Trio.

 

If you have a few Sundays to spare this summer, why don’t you head down to the Waterloo Public Square for their weekly Drum Circle series? Led by Bev Gooden, this series is fun, free and interactive. All ages and experience levels are encouraged to join this exciting weekly event — whether you’re a drum expert or a first-timer!
Our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, is happy to provide some fun ideas to keep you entertained this summer. Be sure to check out the City of Waterloo’s website for more upcoming events.

 

Check out Open Streets Uptown Waterloo

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What is Open Streets?

 

Open Streets is a global initiative that is publicly led and publicly funded. There are actually over one hundred similar initiatives taking place all over North America. The goal of the event is to close the streets to motorized vehicles and open them to live music, art activities, local vendors, dancing and more.

 

When is Open Streets happening?

 

Open Streets 2015 is happening in the Uptown Waterloo district this summer on Father’s Day, June 21st, as well as on July 18th, August 16th and September 20th. The event begins at 1:00 p.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m.

 

How to get involved

If you love attending Open Streets, consider getting involved. In order for Open Streets to be a success, the event requires volunteers. Roles include everything from decorating the sidewalks with chalk to helping park cars, assisting with registrations or even simply greeting guests. Fill out an application form online today

Open Streets is a fun event that builds and celebrates our vibrant Waterloo community. Williams and McDaniel hopes you will join in this neighbourhood fun. For the latest on Open Streets Uptown Waterloo, follow the organization’s Facebook page. If you would like more information about Pinegrove Apartments (145 Lucan Street), visit our website.

 

Simple and stylish curtains for your Waterloo apartment

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No-Sew Curtains

Shanty 2 Chic’s No-Sew Curtains tutorial proves that you don’t need to know how to sew to create DIY window treatments. Simply bond the fabrics together using specialty tape and make them whatever length and style. These curtains can easily be modified and changed up to fit your updated look, making them perfect for rental apartments.

 

Easy-Sew Curtains

Once you’ve mastered sewing, why not try your hand at Hey Let’s Make Stuff’s Easy-Sew Ikea Curtains. This DIY is an ideal beginner project as each curtain only requires five straight lines of sewing. You don’t have to worry about making them perfectly straight and they will last longer than curtains secured by tape. Pick up your fabrics and additional supplies at Creative Sisters Quilt Studio located at 321 Lancaster Street West. The studio is a six-minute drive and 34-minute walk from the apartments.

 

Two-Tone Curtains

Two-tone DIYs are all the rage and can be incorporated into every aspect of your decor, including your curtains. Style Me Pretty’s DIY will teach you how to create these stylish curtains in seven easy steps using fabric tape, an iron, two yards of coloured fabric and white curtains. Fabricland at 1352 Weber Street East has a large selection of fabrics available for purchase. The Pinegrove Apartments are a 12-minute drive from the store.

 

Lace Curtains

Make your curtains look high design without breaking the bank with Upcycled Treasures’ Anthropologie-Inspired Lace Curtains. Purchase doilies or search around at local thrift stores to find an even cheaper variety. These curtains offer a delicate accent of lace on the outer edges and will definitely have guests asking where you got them. Drop by Len’s Mill Store and peruse their large selection of reasonably priced fabrics. Located at 130 Moore Avenue South, the store is a one-minute drive and a two-minute walk from the apartments.
Get creative with your curtains by hand making stylish options in your Waterloo apartment. Located at 145 Lucan Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove Apartments offer residents rental options a short distance from banks, grocery stores and medical facilities.

 

 

Earth Day in Waterloo

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20-Minute Makeover

The 20-Minute Makeover event starts at 2:00 p.m. on April 22nd. Businesses, schools and churches are encouraged to take 20 minutes to clean up the litter around their property. Just 20 minutes can make a huge difference and reduce society’s environmental impact. Sponsors for this event include City of Waterloo, Litter Reduction Task Force, 105.3 Kool FM and Tim Hortons. Check out recaps of last year’s event and get inspired to reduce your waste.

 

Waterloo Earth Day

Learn about the environment through hands-on activities like tree planting, at Waterloo Earth Day. Enjoy this free event on May 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Westmount Sports field Environmental Reserve. The field is located at 440 Westmount Road, which is a 12-minute drive from the Pinegrove Apartments. Other activities include meeting live birds, building birdhouses with K-W Woodworking and Craft Centre and learning about how to save energy. The event offers a free shuttle bus every 30 minutes, starting at 12:30 p.m., from the west entrance of the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. If you have a group of 10 people or more, register in advance at stewardship@waterloo.ca or 519-886-2310 x 30296.

 

KNAP (Kitchener’s Natural Areas Program) Earth Day

On April 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Kitchener’s Natural Areas Program will host a free, family-friendly Earth Day event. The event features an assortment of interactive and educational activities including walking tours, tree planting, live bird shows and much more. For additional information, contact 519-741-2200 ext. 4177 or email joshua.shea@kitchener.ca. Located in the Huron Natural Area at 801 Trillium Drive, the event is a 15-minute drive from the Pinegrove Apartments.
Spend Earth Week enjoying some of the interactive activities that Waterloo has to offer both residents and visitors. Located at 145 Lucan Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove Apartments offer current and prospective residents an ideal rental option in the Waterloo area.