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- Calling all Princesses and Pirates! – Fallapalooza is occurring Nov 4
- Need money for college?
- How can you be a more giving person?
- Fall Yard-of-the-Month winners
- Don’t be a pain in the drain – proper grease disposal reminders
- Don’t forget to check your stove
- Green corner
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Now – Oct 28 – 2016 Fort Bragg Family of the Year nominations open. Nominate a worthy family today!
Now – Dec 5 – 2017 Military Child of the Year nominations are open. Nominate a great military kid that you know!
November 5 – Fort Bragg 10-miler
November 6 – Daylight Savings Time! Turn clocks back 1 hour!
November 11 – Veterans Day – All Corvias Offices Closed
November 24 – Thanksgiving Feast at Iron Mike Conference Center
November 24 – Thanksgiving Day – All Corvias Offices Closed
November 25 – Thanksgiving Break – All Corvias Offices Closed
Corvias will host our Princess and Pirates themed Fallapalooza Resident Carnival on Nov 4 from 3-6PM at the Polo Field on main post. The Polo Field is located at Randolph and Knox streets across the street from FORSCOM HQ. There will be princess and pirate themed games, food, slides, raffles, and much more - all FREE to our residents. Don’t miss the special jump in by the Golden Knights at 3:30PM. We encourage residents to bring out their inner princess or pirate (costumes or themed clothing is encouraged).
Need money for college? Applications for the 2017 Corvias Foundation scholarships for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after November 1 at corviasfoundation.org.
As the leaves start falling and the crisp air blows it quickly reminds us that the beginning of a new season is upon us. With that season comes one of the most loved holidays, Thanksgiving. As we plan for travels to visit family and friends or what kind of pie will be on the dinner table this year, take a moment to remember what this holiday is about. Thanksgiving has long been celebrated as “a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the preceding year.” Sure Thanksgiving also symbolizes delicious food, long weekends and football but there is much more to it than that. Each year we take the time to give thanks for everything we are grateful for, whether it’s a person in your life, your job, your health or any number of things. Starting this year, think about how you can be more giving to others. It can be as simple as paying it forward in the drive-thru line or joining your fellow neighbors on community clean-up day. After all, not only does giving help others, it is proven that people who give are happier themselves!
The following are some tips on how you can be a more giving person:
- Volunteer your time for a charity in the area
- Pay it forward
- Join your neighbors on community clean-up day
- Fund a cause you’re passionate about
- Say thank you more often
- Donate unneeded items
- Help a neighbor in need (i.e when you see a neighbor moving in, offer to help.)
- Hold the door for the person behind you
- Be a better listener
- Read “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein
We would like to congratulate our Fall 2016 Yard-of-the-Month winners. We would like to thank you and all of our residents who help keep our community looking great! Winter Yard-of-the-Month judging will occur by December 12. There was a misprint in the October 2016 Newsletter that the December judging would be completed by December 19. Holiday decorations will be considered, though not mandatory. Again congratulations to our Fall 2016 winners:
- MAJ Mark and Gwynn Barrows
- Scott and Michelle Bickell
- SSgt Dustin and Dana Coffman
- SGT Robert and Jeanne Freestone
- SSG Robert and Laura Hougabook
- SFC Santon and Janelle Lunnerman
- CW2 Gerald and Nelisa Martinez
- SGT Timothy and Vivian Mitchum
- SSG Wilfredo and Tanya Pagan
- PV2 Justin and Talita Waring
When grease goes down the drain, it causes sewage to back up. Over time kitchen grease, fats and oil that are poured down the drain or garbage disposal will enter the sewer system and clog pipes as the grease solidifies. These pipe blockages can send waste water backwards and lead to plumbing, sewer backups. To help prevent blockages and to keep your pipes working at their best please remember to:
- Use an old coffee can or jar as a grease collector.
- Pour greasy or oily food waste into the container, NOT down the disposal.
- Freeze or cool animal fats before disposal in trash.
- Mix liquid vegetable fats with an absorbent material such as kitty litter or coffee grounds in a sealable container before disposing in trash.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to your community center for additional guidance or assistance.
Cooking for the holidays? If you have not used your oven in a while, make sure to test it out to make sure everything is working well in preparation of holiday cooking. If you are experiencing any problems contact the work order hotline at 1-866-206-1365 to place a work order.
How can you save energy when cooking your Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t open the oven door while you’re cooking! Instead, turn on the oven light and check on your food through the oven window.