Letter From the Developer
While it’s taken longer than expected, our residents are thrilled to be able to use their brand new state-of-the-art clubhouse, and we are equally excited about that! We’re hopeful that COVID is finally winding down, and we have been fortunate to have strong sales all through the fall as we continue to bring new neighbors into this wonderful community. Demand for our new models has been strong and sales have been brisk, and we’re anticipating our biggest and best year ever in 2022.
The community social committee has been busy planning events for the coming year, too. Be sure to call our sales manager, Anne Marie Burgo, for your private tour of the new clubhouse and professionally decorated models. We’d love to see you!
Brian Temple, President
The Temple Companies
Developer, Summerfields West
FEATURED MODEL: THE SANSTONE
Lots of living space plus Master Suite privacy in this 1,736 square foot, spacious 3 bedroom home. There’s a family room open to the kitchen that features a center island and abundant cabinetry. The Sandstone model highlights convenience and an enhanced lifestyle. See more here in this video or call for your private tour of this handsome fully decorated model. Call Anne Marie, our Sales Manager, at 856-629-2011.
1531 Square Feet of spacious living with an open floorplan, lots of sunlit windows, morning room and a covered front porch. Customize this home to your tastes and lifestyle!
See it here, then come visit in person!
THE HOUSING MARKET – What does the future hold?
According to data from the National Association of Realtors, the median price for an existing home rose to just under $354,000 as of November – an annual increase of 14 percent. Economists predict that the prospect of higher interest rates could act as a brake on home price gains in 2022, because paying more to service mortgages leaves homebuyers with less money for payments each month.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY HOMES ARE A REAL PLUS AT SUMMERFIELDS WEST!
YOUR SEASONAL HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST
Home chores may not be your first choice for how to spend a Saturday, but regular preventive maintenance can keep small problems from becoming big headaches, saving you time and money in the long run. The following seasonal approach to caring for your home will help you tackle tasks at the right time without feeling overwhelmed.
- Adjust ceiling fans to spin clockwise (to distribute the warmer air near the ceiling).
- Clean the refrigerator and freezer; vacuum the coils on the back of the unit.
- Check seals on doors and windows and replace weather stripping where necessary.
- Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter.
- Clean and organize the basement, garage and other storage areas.
- Check ventilation and the seals on ducts in the attic to prevent ice dams in cold winter climates.
HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332
During the 2022 winter season, WheatonArts will continue online programs, including the Family Art Workshop video tutorials posted every first and third Tuesday of the month, sponsored by PNC Arts Alive.
Dedicated to the mission of engaging artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity, WheatonArts is proud to partner with the New Jersey Theater Alliance’s Stages Festival and the Pushcart Players to offer a free afternoon of performing arts. On Saturday, March 5, the Pushcart Players will perform a free play production of Stone Soup and Other Stories. The Stages Festival is the state’s largest annual theatre festival, offering discounted and free theatre performances, workshops, and events for all ages. Details regarding The Stages Festival can be found at www.njtheatrealliance.org and www.stagesfestival.org.For more information about WheatonArts’ programs, call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552, or visit wheatonarts.org
BBQ at the Farmer’s Market
February 5, 2022
701 N. Black Horse Pike
Come see the BBQ as they set up at the Farmer's Market in Williamstown. They will have all your BBQ favorites and then you can shop at all the fantastic shops inside.
NJ EMT Refresher B
Thursday, February 10, 1:00 – 9:30pm
700 Corkery Lane
This event is being hosted by the Southern NJ EMS Collaborative. A 501 c(3) non-profit formed to train first responders. All proceeded go to NJ first responder training. Website: SNJEMSC.com
The Best Beef Stew
This stew has tons of flavor thanks to the herbs, red wine and balsamic vinegar.
Cozy winter comfort food can warm up even the coldest nights!
Total Time: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 2 hours
1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons Herbes de Provence
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups dry red wine
2 cups beef broth
1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary, divided
2 bay leaves
3 cups cubed peeled potatoes
3 cups coarsely chopped onions (about 2 large)
2 cups sliced carrots
2 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
Additional fresh rosemary, optional
1. In a small bowl, toss beef and 1/4 teaspoon salt. In a large bowl, combine 4 tablespoons flour and paprika. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and toss to coat.
2. In a Dutch oven, brown beef in oil over medium heat. Stir in tomato paste, Herbes de Provence and garlic; cook until fragrant and color starts to darken slightly. Add wine; cook until mixture just comes to a boil. Simmer until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Stir in broth, 1 teaspoon rosemary and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until meat is almost tender, about 1-1/2 hours.
3. Add potatoes, onions and carrots. Cover; simmer until meat and vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes longer.
4. Discard bay leaves. In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 2 tablespoon flour. Add cold water and vinegar; stir until smooth. Stir into stew. Bring to a boil; add peas. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. If desired, top with additional fresh rosemary.