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Happy New Year from Walden Pond

Happy New Year from Walden Pond

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAHappy New Year from Walden Pond. We would like to thank our residents, friends, family, and community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2017. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018!

If we have had the pleasure of being your choice in communities, we hope that we provided the highest level of customer service and met all of your needs. In the coming months if you find yourself in need of the services we offer, we hope you choose us again in 2018.

It is our sincere wish that in the New Year you are surrounded by warmth, family, and friendship and that 2018 brings you good health and prosperity. From all of us here at Walden Pond we hope you have a safe and exciting New Year.

We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better…” ~ Charles Dickens


College Exam Study Tips

College Exam Study Tips

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 18, 2017

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAMany of the residents in our apartments in Lynchburg, VA are studying for exams. College exams can be stressful and exhausting. Here are some study tips to help you be as successful as you can be in your studying.

Review all of you tests, quizzes and homework assignments from the entire semester.

Often, college final exams include the same questions from the tests and quizzes taken throughout the term. Therefore, it's important to review the questions and answers from all of your tests and quizzes.

Make Flash Cards

You're familiar with flashcards from elementary school. Flash cards are useful in college too. You can create them to study important terms and concepts, formulas, dates and quotes from reading assignments.

Join or Form a Study Group

Study groups can be great resource when studying for final exams. You and your group can help each other with difficult ideas or formulas. Your group can help you with concepts you have problems with and vice versa. You can also compare notes and help each other with answers from past quizzes and tests. This is a good place to review questions and material.

Explain what you Learned all Semester to Someone Who isn’t in Your Class

Friends can be helpful in preparing for exams. To review for an exam and check your understanding of the material, practice explaining the concepts to a friend or roommate. If you are able to explain a concept or formula to someone who does not know the material, chances are you understand the material and will be able to handle the information on an exam.

Do you have exam study tips? If so, share them with us.

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The Cost of Eating and Living in Off-Campus Apartments

The Cost of Eating and Living in Off-Campus Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAOver the past decade, room-and-board costs at four-year public universities have gone up roughly 25% above inflation. The bottom line is that the cost of room and board at colleges have gone up far more than the costs of living in the private economy.

College Board data show that the average cost for room and board at a four-year public institution is $9,804. Average tuition is a bit lower at $9,139 (in state). Part of the reason why room-and-board charges are up is because electricity and water costs and employee salaries have gone up.

Universities also need money to make sure the buildings are in good shape, so students don't trip on broken stairwells or get stuck in elevators.

When you have a building that was built decades ago that is still an active residence hall, obviously that takes some money to keep it moving.

Many schools require that first-years live in a dorm to help build a sense of community and encourage them to do well academically.

Many students end up migrating off campus after their first or second year for a different pace and lifestyle. But the percentage of sophomores living on campus has gone down over the years.

That decline has something to do with the growing number of properties off campus that house students.

Off campus apartments in Lynchburg, VA entice students with apartment amenities and comforts of home.

Often apartment communities are less expensive or equal too the cost of dorms, but offer the benefit of a better lifestyle.

For more information on apartments in Lynchburg, VA contact Walden Pond.

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Events Around Lynchburg, VA

Events Around Lynchburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The Lynchburg region is home to numerous annual, uniquely local, and culturally significant events and festivals. Our bustling downtown art scene supports galleries, artist studios, acclaimed theatres, a vibrant symphony, and a nationally recognized Opera company. Plus regional treasures and unique annual events.

If you live in an apartment in Lynchburg, VA, here are a few "can't miss" holiday events.

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VACelebration of Lights
December 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Riverside Park
Free - Special event nights may have a separate charge

Green Market Wednesdays
Recurring weekly on Wednesday
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Lynchburg Community Market

Festival of One-Act Plays
December 7, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Recurring daily
7:30 PM
Lynchburg College
Free

Holiday Candlelight Tour
12/1/2017, 12/2/2017, 12/7/2017, 12/8/2017, 12/9/2017, 12/14/2017, 12/15/2017, 12/16/2017
5:30 PM
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
$20 per person

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One Bedroom Apartments With the Perfect Lifestyle

One Bedroom Apartments With the Perfect Lifestyle

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 27, 2017

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VALynchburg, VA is an attractive place to live. In fact, the area boasts a mild, four-season climate and many things to do for both the outdoor enthusiast and for those who enjoy more traditional excursions. Located minutes from Liberty University and Lynchburg College, the area is bursting with history, nightlife, and entertainment. With great restaurants and shops at your fingertips along with tons of charm, you will be happy with your decision to move to an apartment in Lynchburg, VA.

If you are looking for a one bedroom apartment in Lynchburg, VA look no further than Walden Pond. These apartment homes have distinctive architecture and exclusive amenities. We have two different styles of one-bedroom apartments, ranging from 696 to 970 sq ft. It all depends on what you need and what you are looking for.

Located in a quiet section of Lynchburg City close to retail and restaurants and less than a mile from Routes 29, 501, and 460. Centrally located to Lynchburg College and Liberty University, Walden Pond Apartments offers a tranquil park-like setting with the conveniences of the city lifestyle. Because it's How You Live that matters.

For more information on Walden Pond, contact us.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Walden Pond Apartments

Happy Thanksgiving from Walden Pond Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 20, 2017

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAIt’s Thanksgiving week and a time each year when we reflect upon the blessing within our lives. Today our warmest Thanksgiving wishes go out to all of you, our residents, friends, and neighbors. Along with this note of thanks to you, this week we offer a special Thanksgiving “shout-out” to one of the more unsung Thanksgiving heroes, Sarah Hale. Historians credit Sara Hale as the originator of the Thanksgiving federal holiday.

Sara Hale undertook a 17-year letter writing campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday observed in all states. Before Hale, Thanksgiving was not a fixed holiday but rather an informal tradition. Presidents would select a day and make it known that it would be a day of thanksgiving and community. Hale lobbied five separate presidents for a set date until finally her request was granted by president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln congratulated her tenacity and immortalized the holiday as part of American culture.

So thanks, Sara, for your 17 years of letter writing, for securing our Day of Thanks on Thursday, and for your part in creating one of the most warm and celebrated day within our American culture!

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Virginia Peanut Pie

Virginia Peanut Pie

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 16, 2017

This pie is inspired by the version served at the Virginia Diner, a landmark restaurant in Wakefield, Virginia, that's renowned for this dessert. If you are hosting Thanksgiving in your apartment in Lynchburg, VA or headed to a loved one's home, this is the perfect dessert.

Pie Crust:

2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
7 to 8 tablespoons ice water

DIRECTIONS

1. Pulse flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor until combined. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal with some pea-size pieces remaining. Drizzle 5 tablespoons water over mixture; pulse several times to combine. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse until mixture holds together when pinched.

2. For a 9-inch pie, shape dough into two disks and wrap each in plastic. For a slab pie, shape dough into a rectangle and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 1 day, or freeze up to 3 months; thaw overnight in refrigerator before using.

Pie:

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 disk of the pie crust (above)
3 large eggs, room temperature
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
3/4 cup golden syrup, such as Lyle's
2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more for serving (optional)
1 1/2 cups roasted unsalted Virginia peanuts
Vanilla ice cream, for serving

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to an 11-inch round. Transfer to a 9-inch pie dish; trim edges to a 1/2-inch overhang. Tuck overhang under and crimp edges with the tines of a fork; freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.

2. Line crust with parchment and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake until bottom no longer looks wet, about 25 minutes. Carefully remove parchment and beans; continue baking until light golden, about 10 minutes more. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

3. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add butter, brown sugar, syrup, vinegar, flour, salt, vanilla, and cayenne; whisk until smooth. Coarsely chop 1 cup peanuts and stir into egg mixture, then pour into cooled crust. Scatter remaining 1/2 cup peanuts evenly over top.

4. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is puffed slightly and set, 40 to 50 minutes (if crust is browning too quickly, tent with foil). Let cool completely on wire rack. Slice and serve, with scoops of ice cream lightly sprinkled with cayenne.

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Honorably Discharged Veterans will Soon Shop Tax-Free

Honorably Discharged Veterans will Soon Shop Tax-Free

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAHey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.

Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It’s the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery.

Adding 13 million potential new customers will give extra ammunition to the group that runs the stores on U.S. Army and Air Force bases worldwide as it fights Amazon and other retailers for veterans’ online shopping dollars.

Since hiring its first civilian CEO five years ago, the Exchange has upgraded the brands at base stores to include items like Disney toys, Michael Kors fashions and other top names. Like private stores, it’s also imposed tighter cost controls, reduced the number of employees and improved people’s experience on the website.

“The intent is to really beat Amazon at their game because we have locations literally on the installations,” said CEO Tom Shull. “We’re leaning toward not just ship-from-store but pick-up-from-store and eventually deliver-from-store.”

The Exchange is adding shipping centers within its stores to allow it to send products directly from those locations more cheaply and quickly. Twenty-six stores now ship orders, and that will expand to 55 by the end of the year.

Within the next three years, Shull said the goal is to deliver something on base within two hours of when it is ordered. That’s possible partly because the Exchanges are already on base, cleared by security.

The Exchange delivers most orders on the second day now. Shull said shipping from stores will make a big difference in regions around bases, which are often in more rural areas.

Expanding online shopping to all honorably discharged veterans is expected to add about $200 million annually within three years to the $8.3 billion in sales the Exchanges generated last year.

Adding those shoppers, what Shull called “the foundation of our growth,” is critical to help offset the 13 percent decline in the number of active-duty Army and Air Force soldiers since 2011 when the Exchange generated $10.3 billion revenue.

“It’s a modest benefit, but it can save you thousands of dollars a year,” said Shull, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy who served in the Army for a decade before starting a retail career at chains including Macy’s.

Former Marine Forrest Cornelius was among the first to sign up at the verification website when it launched in June, and got a chance to start shopping early to test it out. The 51-year-old was impressed by the site and a deal he found on Ray-Ban sunglasses.

“The biggest thing is price. They’re always going to be a little bit cheaper,” said Cornelius, who lives in Dallas.

But competing on price in today’s retail environment is increasingly difficult, said Edward Jones analyst Brian Yarbrough. Just look at how much trouble Walmart has competing with Amazon, he said, because Walmart has the fixed costs associated with its stores.

“To think you’re going to compete on price, you’re going to have a hard time there,” he said.

Under Shull’s leadership, the Exchange stores have traded their industrial feel and reliance on off-brand merchandise for a more modern look featuring well-known labels.

Two-thirds of the main Exchange store at Offutt Air Force Base resembles any department store, with prominent displays of name-brand makeup, Nike fitness gear and Carter’s clothes for kids. The rest is filled with the kind of electronics, appliances, housewares and toys found at Walmart or Sears, with major brands in every section.

The Exchanges don’t pay rent for their military base locations, and the government transports some of their supplies and goods to far-flung locations, but otherwise they operate mostly like an independent retailer. Roughly two-thirds of the employees are family members of soldiers or airmen.

The Exchange, which is part of the Defense Department, reported earnings of $384 million last year. That’s a sharp contrast from five years ago when Shull arrived to projections of $180 million in losses.

Of last year’s profit, $225 million was returned to the defense department to help pay for quality-of-life programs on bases like child development and fitness centers. Besides the main stores, the Exchanges also operate more than 70 movie theaters and bring in franchise restaurants and other vendors for the shopping malls it operates on bases.

Shull feels those are good reasons for the new online shopping privileges to draw veterans to do their shopping there.

“Veterans value the cost savings and what they can do to support the military,” he said.

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Lynchburg, VA: A Great Place to Live for People of All Ages

Lynchburg, VA: A Great Place to Live for People of All Ages

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 30, 2017

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VALynchburg is located amid rolling hills along the banks of the James River in central Virginia. It is an affordable small city that often lands on "Best Places to Live" lists.

Today, Lynchburg boasts traditional, working class values, a mellow pace and an unassuming Southern character. Thirty-seven percent of the population is age 45 or better, and 19% of residents have at least a four year college degree. The crime rate is below the national average, and the city is racially diverse. The cost of living is 13% below the national average. Politics lean to the right.

When it comes to taxes, Virginia is a mixed bag. Social Security is not taxed, and, depending on income, people age 65 and better may deduct up to an additional $12,000 in retirement income. All other income is taxed at rates between 2% and 5.75%. Long term care insurance premiums are deductible. The state sales tax is 4.3%, but another 1% is added at the local level. Prescription and non-prescription drugs are not taxed, but food for home consumption is taxed at 2.5%.

Lynchburg is home to five colleges, including Lynchburg College and Liberty University. Most of these institutions are small, but Liberty University has 14,000 students on campus, another 90,000 students online and is the largest Christian evangelical university in the world. It wields considerable social and political clout throughout the city and even buses its students to polling places so that they may vote in local, state-wide and national elections.

Today Lynchburg has many churches. The city, sometimes called "Hill City" for its hilly terrain, is in a pretty location with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. The downtown is small but attractive with shops, banks, bookstores and coffeehouses nestled along tree-lined streets. Old industrial buildings sport modern facades, and the inviting River Walk path meanders along the James River not far from downtown. The 56-acre Percival's Island Natural Area is a popular park right in the middle of the river. In 2006 the city even won a Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for its preservation efforts.

The downtown, however, is not just about shops and preservation. The most prominent feature is the distinctive Monument Terrace, stretching from Church Street up a hill to Court Street. It uses the landings of its 139 steps to commemorate the Lynchburg citizens who fought and died in the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, Vietnam War and current conflicts.

History is really the draw here, with reminders of the past all around. In fact, the city has 40 structures on the National Registry of Historic Places. Just outside of town, Appomattox Courthouse, where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant in 1865, is a must for any history buff. The Old City Cemetery has an extensive section of Confederate graves and an interesting, if somewhat gruesome, medical museum. Booker T. Washington's birthplace, with a recreated farm and slave cabin, is worth a visit. The Natural Bridge, a 215-foot natural stone arch bought by Thomas Jefferson from King George in 1774, is a fun excursion. Jefferson's wonderful Poplar Forest is open for tours.

The surrounding mountains peek through the haze, and the drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway is always a treat. Also nestled in the mountains are numerous wineries and vineyards. Lynchburg College and Liberty University both have athletic teams, and the Lynchburg Hillcats are the Class High-A professional baseball team in the Carolina League. They are also the farm team for the Cleveland Indians.

Lynchburg has a few events as well. The James River Batteau Festival in June is a week-long event that celebrates the flat-bottom wooden craft that hauled tobacco downstream in John's Lynch's day. Garden Day is part of Historic Garden Week in Virginia, the largest house and garden tour in the country. The Bean to Bar Chocolate Tour and Tasting explores the wonderful world of chocolate.

The dining scene includes a number of very good restaurants, including Rivermont Pizza and the Shoemakers Grille, which has an open air courtyard overlooking the river. Lynchburg also boasts the Lynchburg Community Market, the third oldest farmers' market in the country. It is open year round from Tuesday through Saturday. For shoppers, there are strip malls, a small indoor mall with national retailers.

The Park and Recreation Department's Fifty Plus Program has a good selection of services and activities for people age 50+, and transportation to the programs, many located in neighborhood centers, is provided. The Commander Templeton Senior Center has been newly designated as the first city building just for adult programs and is ramping up its services. Meals on Wheels is also active.

The Lynchburg Public Library has public computers with Internet access, an interlibrary loan program, a book discussion group, a public law library and a genealogy department. It also has plenty of volunteer opportunities.

Lynchburg General Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission, is a Primary Stroke Center and is a Level II Adult Trauma Center. It is award winning for excellence in patient safety, overall patient experience, joint replacement, general surgery and more and has been named a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by Thomson Reuters. For military veterans, Lynchburg has a VA outpatient clinic, but the closest VA hospital is in Richmond, 100 miles to the east.

The public bus system (GLTC) offers regular, fixed-route service as well as a para-transit service. People age 65 and better ride for $1.00. The Lynchburg Regional Airport is served by regional carrier American Eagle. Amtrak has trains to major points east (New York, Washington, D.C., etc.) and south (New Orleans).

Lynchburg has a humid, four-season climate with hot summers and cool winters. July temperatures are in the 70s, 80s and 90s, while winter temperatures are in the 20s, 30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 40 inches of snow and 18 inches of rain per year. The sun shines 220 days of the year.

For more information on apartments in Lynchburg, VA contact Walden Pond.

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Move to Virgnia: "Best States for Education"

Move to Virgnia: "Best States for Education"

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAWhen it comes to educating students, state governments play a vital role - from the allocation of funding to passing laws on school choice and basic curriculum. Among the Best States For Education, the Eastern Seaboard stands out. This education ranking was determined by performance in Pre K-12 and higher education.

Metrics considered include the percentage of the population that is college educated - with an Associate's degree or higher - and average undergraduates tuition and fees for in-state students at public institutions.

#10 on the list: Virginia

College Educated: 45%
Average undergraduate tuition and fees: $11.057
Public High School Graduation Rate: 85.3%
Best Overall Rank: 11

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