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It’s Almost Farmer’s Market Season!! Here is Your One Stop Guide…

Farmer's Market Time of YearFarmer’s markets are the heart of any community where people come together, once a week, to support local farmers and artisans while filling their bags with quality goods.  You’ll often find live music and laughter filling the air as neighbors bump into each other and vendors provide an experience and quality that the grocery store just can’t compete with.  While some markets are available year round, many will open next month for the season.  Below is a list of opening dates for farmer’s markets in and around Arlington, Fairfax , Prince William and Loudoun Counties.  Mark your calendars!
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Should You Call the Peake Emergency Line or Can That Call Wait Until Morning?

Emergency Line CallsAt Peake Management, our knowledgeable property managers are ready and willing to help with your maintenance concerns (urgent or otherwise) Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.  But what about issues that pop up at 5:02 pm on a Friday?  Luckily, Peake is equipped with an after-hours emergency service line for just that situation!  But…not so fast…the emergency line is for select service calls.
Not sure how to tell if your issue would fall into the “select” service calls category?
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The Best Damn Cornbread Dressing You Ever Did Have

Homemade Thanksgiving CornbreadThanksgiving is tomorrow and if you’re still looking for a way to make a big impact on your guests (or host), TRY THIS RECIPE!!  I grew up eating your standard (and delicious) herb stuffing around The Holidays.  Why mess with a good thing, right?  Wrong!  I was inspired five years ago when my husband and I (who were dating at the time) were invited to bring a dish to his parents’ house for Thanksgiving.  His mother is an amazing cook so I wanted to try something new (to me) that I could impress with.   Being a New Englander, I was unfamiliar with the concept of cornbread dressing and was intrigued when I came across this recipe from Southern Living:
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Employee Spotlight: Miranda Kendle


Employee SpotlightHaving grown up in both Front Royal and Woodbridge, Miranda Kendle is a proud Virginia native .  She finds her happiest moments are spent surrounded by family but when she is going it solo, she LOVES to read a good book.  Her lengthy commute into Falls Church limits the free time available to do so which has spurred her appreciation for audio books 🙂 
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What To Do With ALL That Halloween Candy

Halloween Candy DonationsHalloween 2017 is in the books.  Clowns took to the streets with red balloons, children chased after full sized candy bars and (hopefully) fun was had by all! Whether you spent the night handing out candy, watching scary movies or running door to door with your kiddos, you likely found yourself left with an absurd amount of candy.
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Employee Spotlight: Crystal Thorne

Employee Spotlight for the MonthAt Peake Management, one of our hugest assets is our incredible team of individuals who have worked with us for many years. Some of our employees have been with us for decades!  Working together for so long has allowed them to build trusted relationships among themselves as well as with our clients and tenants.   As Babe Ruth once said… “The way a team plays as a whole, determines its success. (more…)

What to Do This Weekend: 8/25-8/27

Fun OutdoorsDo you feel that crisp in the air?  Yup, us too!  Low humidity, mild temperatures and sunshine are all in the forecast for us in Northern Virginia this weekend and we think it calls for some serious outdoor time.  Not sure how best to take advantage of the weather?  No need to panic, we have curated a list of local places for you to check out… (more…)

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