- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Save the date – “Tis the Season” is coming
- Hurry for your chance to win 1 of 3 $500 gift cards
- Winter Yard-of-the-Month
- Cold weather tips – let the faucet drip
- Fire safety tips for the holidays
- Holiday trash schedules and Christmas tree disposal
- Community Center office hour changes reminder
- Need money for college?
- Green Corner
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- Dec 3 – “Tis the Season” at Hammond Hills Community Center from 2-6pm
- Dec 4 – All Corvias Military Living Offices will close at 11am for an all employee meeting
- Dec 10 – “Tis the Season” at Casablanca Community Center from 2-6pm
- Dec 17 – “Tis the Season” at the Lodge at Linden Oaks Community Center from 2-6pm
- Dec 24 – Pope Community Center, Hammond Hills Community Center, and the Leasing Center will be open from 9am-1pm. All other offices will be closed for the holiday
- Dec 25 – All Corvias Military Living Offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday
- Dec 31 – All Corvias Military Living Offices will close at 3pm
Corvias Military Living will host our annual “Tis the Season” resident event at three locations in December.
- Hammond Hills Community Center: Dec. 3 from 2 to 6 pm
- Casablanca Community Center: Dec. 10 from 2 to 6 pm
- The Lodge at Linden Oaks: Dec. 17 from 2 to 6 pm
Families can have their photos taken with Santa and join story time with Mrs. Claus. Other activities include arts and crafts, snacks, a holiday hay ride, and much more. We look forward to seeing families at the event. As usual, our resident events are free.
Additionally, each community is getting in the spirit of the season too. The community centers are hosting activities and giveaways. Check out your community calendar for the activities in your Community Center. Happy Holidays!
Could you use extra cash for the holidays? Complete your SatisFacts survey by Dec 2 for your chance to win a $500 gift card! Your opinion matters and we appreciate your feedback.
Our goal at Corvias Military Living is to provide you with the best homes, community, service and value. To let us know how we are performing, Corvias Military Living has contracted with ResidentSurveys.com, a division of SatisFacts Research, to conduct a brief online survey.
You should have received a survey notice via a mailed postcard and by email from “residentsurveys.com” (please verify your current email address with the office team). You have the option to include your name with your ratings and comments, or your feedback can be anonymous. As a thank you
Please reach out to your community center if you have any questions or for information on how to request another survey be sent to you if you deleted and/or cannot find the original survey email.
It is not too late to take part in the Yard-of-the-Month contest in December. The Yard-of-the-Month Program will reward those who make a special effort to improve their yard and beautify their home, while remaining in compliance with housing and post regulations. These regulations include Fort Bragg’s lawn watering guidelines as well as the regulations outlined in Corvias Military Living’s Resident Responsibility Guide. Please contact your Community Office for a copy of this guide.
One winner will be named per community in December. Each Yard-of-the-Month winner will receive a recognition letter from the Fort Bragg Garrison Commander, a Yard-of-the-Month sign to be displayed in front of the home, and gift certificates.
Judging and Rules:
- Judging will be conducted on December 10. The Directorate of Public Works (DPW) will perform the judging and select winners. No Corvias employees will take part in judging.
- To be eligible to participate, yards must be in full compliance with requirements set forth in the Corvias Military Living Resident Responsibility Guide.
- Winners will be notified in the same month as recognition. A resident may win only once during the 2015 Yard of the Month program, from summer until winter.
Keeping your pipes from freezing in the winter is easy and can save you from having a soggy season. If the temperatures are expected to fall below freezing let your faucets drip and open the cabinets beneath kitchen and bathroom sinks.
Pipes under sinks may not be insulated. Opening the cabinets circulates warm air from your home and helps prevent pipe bursts. Be sure to relocate any hazardous cleaning materials out of reach from small children.
Turn off and drain your outside hose faucets. Leaving a hose connected to a spigot can result in water freezing the pipes inside your walls. When the exterior hose faucets are turned on, they will attempt to push water through and past any frozen sections, leading to an inevitable breaking of the pipes or hose and flooding inside your walls.
If you are traveling for the holidays remember to keep the heat on. The weather may be nice when you leave, but can quickly change while you are gone. Please leave your thermostat set between 60 and 65 degrees to prevent pipes from freezing while you are away.
Also, we encourage you to consider registering your home for House Watch with your Community Office if you are going out of town. When you register your home, the Community team will make a routine check of the property and can take appropriate actions as needed.
The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration estimate holiday decorations cause almost 400 home fires each year, resulting in many losses of life as well as millions in property damage. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
- Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
- Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
- Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
- Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
- Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
- Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
- If you do no cook often, check your oven and stove before cooking a large holiday meal.
- Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
- Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
- Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
- Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
- Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.
- And remember to blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
As we are all aware, fires can start any time of year. There is an increased risk during the holiday season. Please be safe and have a wonderful holiday season.
Waste Management will operate on a holiday schedule for the week of Christmas with pickups moved to the following days:
- Thursday, Dec 24 – regular schedule
- Friday, Dec 25 – collection on Saturday, Dec 26
- Thursday, Dec 31 – regular schedule
- Friday, Jan 1 – regular schedule
Christmas trees will be collected on your normal trash day from December 28 through January 22. Please remove all decorations; including lights, ornaments and tinsel from the discarded trees. This will help protect the tree grinding equipment. On the day of your household and bulk trash pickup, place the tree on the curb a few feet away from your other household trash.
Just a reminder, that starting November 7th, the Hammond Hills, Pope Community Center, and Leasing Offices will remain open every Saturday and certain holidays. Additionally, the Lodge at Linden Oaks will operate regular Saturday hours on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. All other offices will close these specific days due to decreased traffic. But don’t worry! If your community center is one of those that will be closed, you will still have access to your fitness center, gym, and laundry facility by way of your key fob and you may continue to reserve these centers in addition to the option of utilizing one of the open offices’ facilities. Remember, we have 24 hour maintenance, which will not be affected by these changes. In the event of a maintenance emergency, call your community center and a member of our call team will be able to assist you. If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please, contact your community office. Thank you!
Need money for college? Applications for the 2016 Corvias Foundation $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after November 1 at corviasfoundation.org.
Turn off holiday decorations when no one is home and at night before you go to bed. Timers are a great way to ensure the lights are only on at certain times.