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- Deadlines for scholarship applications
- Winter Yard of the Month
- 2017 Victory Garden applications
- Holiday decorations reminders
- Snow and ice removal responsibilities
- Holiday trash schedules and Christmas tree disposal
- Cold weather tips – let the faucet drip
- Keeping resolutions on track
- Green corner
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Dec 27 through Jan 25 – Tree recycling will occur on your normal trash day
Dec 31 – Jan 2 - All Corvias Military Living Offices will be CLOSED.
Jan 3 – All Corvias Military Living Offices return to normal operating hours.
Jan 16 – All Corvias Military Living Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Stay up-to-date on resident events, community information and emergency notifications. Please take a moment to update your contact information here, because we don’t want you to miss a thing that is going on in your community! By providing us with a working phone number and two current e-mail addresses, we will be able to contact you in a timely fashion for maintenance requests, event information, and more.
Spread the word! Deadlines for the Corvias Foundation scholarships for children and spouses of active-duty service members are coming up soon. Applications for high school seniors are due February 9 and applications for spouses are due May 4. Applications are available online at corviasfoundation.org.
We would like to congratulate our Winter 2016 Yard-of-the-Month winners. This concludes the 2016 Yard of the Month. We look forward to seeing all the beautiful yards next year. We would like to thank you and all of our residents who help keep our community looking great!
Congratulations to our 2016 Winter Yard of the Month winners:
- SGT Manuel and Barbara Salais
- SGT Kevin and Kristie Barriger
- SGT James and Kasey Cavender
- MAJ Jose and Estefany Enriquez
- LTC James and Ronda Hamacher
- CPT Ted and Lucy Hamm
- PFC Bryan and Yasneris Hernandez
- Mr. and Mrs. Steve and Desiree Holiskey
- SFC Jam and Maria Llanes
- SGT John and Meghan Mendoza
- SPC Natasha and Timothy Sanchez Vera
- SFC Jesse and Sara Taylor
Have a green thumb? It’s that time of year again to submit applications for the Fort Bragg Victory Garden!
The Fort Bragg Victory Garden plot lottery is now open to Corvias residents. The garden provides on-post residents a way to plant and grow nutritious produce in a social atmosphere.
If you would like to use one of the 20 Victory Garden plots, please visit our community garden website or visit your Community Office to obtain the necessary paperwork. Applications can be submitted to your Community Office or to the Fort Bragg Victory Garden’s email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be received no later than Tuesday, 31 January 2017, at 5 p.m.
You will then be entered into a lottery to receive one of the 20 community garden plots. Plot recipients will be contacted as soon as possible.
We loved seeing all of the great decorations that residents used to help spread holiday joy. We would like to remind residents that we would ask that your holiday decorations be taken down by January 16, 2017.
This is a reminder that as we prepare for the upcoming winter season, residents are responsible if snow and ice need removal from driveways, sidewalks and under carports. Corvias Military Living will clear the snow on the main roads within the neighborhoods and the Community Center parking lots when road conditions allow for this to occur safely. Please contact your community office if you have any questions.
Waste Management normal trash schedule will not be affected by the holidays and all schedules will run as scheduled. If weather prohibits trash pick-up during the winter season, we will communicate that information out to residents as quickly as possible.
Christmas trees will be collected on your normal trash day from December 27 through January 25. 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.
The extremely low temperatures are back! When water freezes, it expands. The expanding ice can cause pipes to break and later flood water into your home. We ask that you take the following steps to help prepare your home for the colder weather and help prevent any cold weather damages such as busted pipes:
Remove all hoses
When you don’t detach your hoses from the exterior spigot when cold temperatures arrive, it allows ice to form, thereby increasing the physical pressure on the water pipes. You can avoid this simply by removing your exterior hoses before the cold weather sets in and placing them in storage.
Keep your heat on
Aim to keep your thermostat between 60 and 65 degrees when you are away from home for an extended period of time. This temperature will help keep warm air circulating in the home and around pipes to help prevent them from freezing.
Open cabinet doors
If temperatures dip into the single or negative numbers, opening the cabinet doors – assuming they’re in the vicinity of where the plumbing is – allows warm air to circulate, provide the atmosphere it needs to avoid seizing up.
Drip water before going to bed
“Drip the faucet so a trickle dribbles out to prevent freezing when temperature plummet.”
A slow trickle of water prevents freezing. Before going to bed, open the faucet knobs so that water drips out. As long as water is moving through the pipes, it can’t freeze. To help recycle the water, you can catch it in a container that you can then use to water house plants.
Close the garage doors
If your garage is attached to your house, be sure to keep the doors closed as much as possible when it’s cold out. This helps keep the heat inside so that there’s more air to work with, thereby lowering the risk of pipes freezing up. When the doors are opened, all that warm air escapes, with cold taking its place.
The American Red Cross also offers tips on how to prevent water pipes in the home from freezing.
If you do experience frozen pipes, immediately contact the Corvias Work Order Hotline at 1-866-206-1365 for emergency maintenance service.
Setting a New Year’s resolution January 1 is easy, but sticking with it for the next 364 days can be tough. Service members and their families have a resource to help keep those resolutions going in 2017.
Military One Source, a one stop shop of information, resources and tools, provides assistance to help the military and family members in any aspect of life. The most popular areas include work-life balance, a healthier lifestyle and relationship improvement.
In addition to the information available Military One Source offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available in person, online or by telephone. Counselors address everyday stressors, relationship concerns, deployment and reintegration, financial management and many other issues.
To learn more about the services offered by Military One Source go to: www.militaryonesource.mil or call (800) 342-9647.
Still using plastic grocery bags at the Commissary? Consider bringing your own reusable bags. It takes a 15-year-old tree to produce 700 grocery bags.