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Dec 1 – “Tis the Season” at The Clubhouse at Linden Oaks from 2-6pm.
Dec 8 – “Tis the Season” at the Hammond Hills Community Center from 2-6pm.
Dec 9 – All Corvias Military Living Offices will be Closed for an all employee meeting. Work orders can be called in via the Work Order Hotline at 1-866-206-1365.
Dec 15 – “Tis the Season” at the Casablanca Community Center from 2-6pm.
Dec 23 – Christmas Eve Observed – Corvias Community Offices will be Closed. Work orders can be called in via the Work Order Hotline at 1-866-206-1365.
Dec 24, Dec 26, and Dec 31 – Christmas Eve – All Corvias Military Living Offices will be Closed. Work orders can be called in via the Work Order Hotline at 1-866-206-1365.
I hope this holiday season finds you and your family in a festive spirit. The holidays are the perfect time to spend with family and friends, catching up on lost time throughout the year, while preparing the way for the New Year.
All of us at Corvias Military Living want to wish you and your family a warm and joyous holiday season. It’s our sincere pleasure to be able to care for and serve our military, retired, and DOD families. We appreciate the daily sacrifices you make to serve and care for our nation and the freedoms we cherish so much.
Corvias Military Living will host our annual “Tis the Season” resident event at three locations in December.
- The Clubhouse at Linden Oaks: Dec. 1 from 2 to 6 pm
- Hammond Hills Community Center: Dec. 8 from 2 to 6 pm
- Casablanca Community Center: Dec. 15 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. While the resident events are being held at three community locations, each event is open to all of our on-post residents. Each Tis the Season event will be identical to each other. We created three events to accommodate the number of residents that have attended in the past
Additionally, each community is getting in the spirit of the season too. The community centers are hosting activities and giveaways. Check with your community office for the activities in your Community Center. Happy Holidays!
Are you the spouse or child of an active-duty service member with plans to go to college? Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about available scholarships from Corvias Foundation. Applications are now available online.
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.
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 the Military Police if you are going out of town. When you register your home, the Military Police will make a routine check of the property and can take appropriate actions as needed.
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 12 (please note that previously the date was December 19 but needed to be changed to an earlier date due to the holiday schedule). 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 2016 Yard of the Month program, from summer until winter.
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.