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  • Ideas for National Brownie Day From Your Rochester Apartment-image

    This month, the 501 on 1st Blog is bringing residents ways to celebrate National Brownie Day on December 7th. Try one of these brownie recipes at your apartment, or check out local Rochester, MN bakeries like Daube's...

  • Fall Pumpkin Traditions-image

    Halloween is here! You’ve got all month to plan your evening, but sometimes it can really sneak up on you. The 501 on First Blog is helping you celebrate. Try some of these ideas for the big day!   We found a...

  • Celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day-image

    On September 19th this month you may hear some unusual words all around you. Words like blimey, ahoy, and swab. So get a jump on the day, which is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and get ready to talk like a pirate,...

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    Summer is heating up here in Rochester, MN and we’ve got just the thing to quell the heat, homemade ice cream! We have recipes to share just in time for National Ice Cream Month. Try one of these sometime this month, or head to...

  • Organizing at 501 on First-image

    When we move into a new place, like 501 on First in Rochester, MN, we often have good intentions of getting everything out of the boxes and organized. But then life happens, and one week leads to another, and several months...

  • Ten Photography Tips-image

    Living at the 501 on First in Rochester, MN means scenic places teeming with history and beauty are close at hand. The South Fork of the Zumbro River of course offers many places that make the perfect canvas for taking...

  • Finding Your JAM-image

    Welcome to the Jazz Age — or at least Jazz Appreciation Month! Today, in honor of JAM, the 501 on First Blog has some info about how to celebrate jazz. The Jazz Age was the term coined by F. Scott Fitzgerald to describe the...

  • Sweet Valentine's Treats-image

    February has arrived, bringing with it Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love, which is a welcome break from winter’s icy hold on us in Rochester, MN. Today the 501 on First Blog has some ideas for sweet treats for the...

  • Laundry Day in Your Rochester Apartment-image

    Here at 501 on First we are all about amenities for our apartment community, and that includes having an in-apartment washer/dryer setup which means our residents don’t need to haul laundry back and forth from a Rochester...

  • Movie Time Rochester-image

    The phrase, “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings,” may ring a bell for you, but do you know where it comes from? A classic holiday movie, that’s where, and today the 501 on First blog is bringing you a variety...