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Back to School

East Mountain ApartmentsWishing a happy start to the school year to all of our young residents of East Mountain Apartments. Remember that children will be walking to and from the bus stop. Please be careful when driving through the community and remember to stop at stop signs.

There are still a few more weeks of our pool season so be sure to soak up those remaining summer rays!


Keep Your Resolutions at East Mountain Apartments


Keep Your Resolutions at East Mountain ApartmentsIt’s that time of year when many of us resolve to get in shape and shed a few pounds. Those of us at The Manor Group are part of that group of resolution makers and struggle with keeping up with our goals once the first few weeks of January have passed.

A commonly heard excuse for not going to the gym is lack of time. We are all super busy with kids, jobs and Netflix, right? Fortunately, we offer 24-hour access to our fitness center. It’s already free to our residents but we make sure it’s open all the time. No holiday closures or bad weather delays! Plus, if Netflix is still taking up too much of your free time, we provide complimentary WIFI so you can get your binge on while you work your bulge off!

Another way to keep yourself on track is to find a buddy. Walking club, Zumba classes and weight loss meetings are just a few of the wonderful community activities we have hosted so residents can get help in reaching their goals. Tell us what would help you stay accountable.

We wish you a fit and healthy 2017 and hope your resolutions become good habits. Remember that our pool season is just a few months away!


Holiday Traditions at East Mountain Apartments

Holiday Traditions at East Mountain Apartments It’s the most wonderful time of the year for favorite traditions. Melissa, our Manager at East Mountain Apartments, shared a very special holiday tradition that is important to her family.

Her grandmother would knit each child a stocking with their name on it when they were born. She continued the tradition as her children got older and her family grew. It was almost considered a rite of passage. Every time someone got married or another baby was born, a stocking was started and presented to the new family member at Thanksgiving. For Melissa, her hand-knit stocking is a most beloved holiday tradition.


East Mountain Apartments Gives Back

East Mountain Apartments Pasta DinnerAt East Mountain Apartments, we consistently strive to explore new ways of giving back to those in need. Each fall we team up with our sister community, Gateway Apartments, to host a special dinner with all proceeds going to charity.

This year’s “Pasta with a Purpose” featured a takeout or delivery dinner consisting of penne pasta, meatballs, roll, salad, and cupcake.  Over 200 dinners were prepared and $1200 was raised through the dinner and donations!  This amount will be donated to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute in honor of Ayden Kohler.

We are genuinely proud of our residents and what they continually accomplish for society!


“Fall” in Love with our Maintenance Team!

If you ask any of our residents what they love most about living at East Mountain Apartments many will tell you it’s our wonderful maintenance team! Here at East Mountain Apartments our main focus is customer service and making sure our residents are taken care of, which includes apartment maintenance. Our maintenance team’s main priority is to solve any obstacle in a thorough and speedy manner.

Whether it is a clogged drain, burned out lightbulb or a jammed patio door, our team members are on the job within the day. Unlike regular maintenance technicians that require you to take off work and let them in your house, with your permission, our team can make a service call while you carry on with your day. Our technicians bring card to leave at your door after each call. This allows our residents to know when a member has stopped in and explains how they have resolved the concern.

There is also no need to worry about after hours calls. With our 24-hour emergency maintenance we always have a team member on call to help with lock-outs and other urgent service requests.


Wilkes-Barre’s “Diamond City” Shines

East Mountain Apartments

While we offer a calendar of fun events to keep the East Mountain residents busy, there is a lot to explore in the local area.

Nicknamed the “Diamond City”, due to its coal mining and industrial roots, Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania holds the fourth largest workforce in Pennsylvania. About 60 new businesses, including Geisinger Health Systems, Blue Cross Health, and eBay, have settled here, creating 15,000 downtown employees. Wilkes-Barre is also known for it’s convenient “walk-to-everything” life style. Within the downtown Public Square, you can find both locally owned and nationally recognized restaurants, plus the seasonal Thursday Farmer’s Market.

For individuals who are less about the city life and more about enjoying nature, Wilkes-Barre has a variety of different parks. Kirby Park is the largest, at 52 acres. It is one of Wilkes-Barre’s most valued areas for relaxation. Here, one can partake in several different activities including tennis; fitness trails, walking paths, running tracks, softball, volleyball, and more. Also, Wilkes-Barre is only a short drive from the Pocono Mountains, known for romantic getaways and outdoor activities including adventure parks, biking, hiking, zip lining, paint-balling and horseback riding.


Special Events at Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre

special events wilkes barrePerhaps you have already enjoyed a meal at Wildflowers Bistro or stayed in one of the modern plush rooms at our Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre. Did you know that we specialize in events?

No matter your budget or event size, our stylish venues and helpful staff are here to help you realize your dreams. Our expert planners and talented catering team work hard to ensure your event runs seamlessly, to keep your guests talking long after the plates are cleared and the music stops. So, from the initial planning session to the last bite of cake, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the fun.

And we don’t just create beautiful weddings. Call us to help celebrate the other important events in your life.

Birthday, Anniversary, Communions, Bereavement breakfast/luncheons, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Class & Family Reunions

We invite you to come in for a tour and enjoy lunch for two at Wildflowers on us.


Shared Holiday Traditions

Melissa C holiday photoThe holidays are approaching and it’s a great time to share some of our family traditions.  Melissa Cullipher, our energetic manager at East Mountain Apartments, has a favorite recipe that she looks forward to enjoying each Thanksgiving when she gets together with her extended family. Maybe it will be a new favorite on your table!

Melissa C’s Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil water, place 5-6 sweet potatoes in the boiling water.  Peel and slice potatoes once they are boiled.Once they have been sliced place in an empty pot add 1/4lb of margarine melted w/ 4oz of brown sugar, mix together. Put into a greased casserole dish.

Topping:

  • 4oz brown sugar
  • 4 oz of chopped pecans
  • 1 oz soft not melted margarine and add a little milk.

Mix all together and place on top of potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

 



Relax Poolside at East Mountain Apartments

East Mountain Apartments Swimming Pool

For many of our residents, summer is their favorite season at East Mountain Apartments because they LOVE their swim club.  Not only do they get to relax all season in a clean, quiet and lifeguard-attended pool and hot tub, but we also provide lots of fun in and around the water.

Taco night, our “Lei’d Back Luau,” ice cream & pizza parties and a late night swims are just a sampling of the community events that make summer special at East Mountain!