- Message from the Business Director
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- If you don’t want to miss a thing…update!
- Preventative maintenance
- Lawn care
- September Yard of the Month winner
- Need money for college?
- Don’t be a pain in the drain – Proper grease disposal reminders
- Remember to check your stove
- Don’t let the holidays “gobble” up your finances
- Green Corner
Our goal is to provide the best homes, service, community and value. To let us know how we are performing, we will be conducting a brief online survey. You will be receiving a survey notice via a mailed postcard and by email from “residentsurveys.com” (please verify your current email address with the office team). You will have the option to include your name with your ratings and comments, or your feedback can be anonymous. Once you complete the online survey, you will be entered in a drawing to win a $500 gift card. The survey period begins on October 26th and ends on December 2nd. We want your feedback – it is important to us. Your feedback lets us know what we are doing well and what we need to improve upon.
Thank you and your family for your continued service to our country.
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- November 1 – Daylight Savings begins. Don’t forget to “fall” one hour behind before you go to bed on October 31
- November 11 – Veteran’s Day. Offices will be closed.
- November 14 – Run for the Fallen
- November 26 – Happy Thanksgiving. All Corvias offices will be closed.
- November 27 – Corvias offices will be open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
- OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: The 4th Fighter Wing Chaplain Corps, through our PWOC group will be helping with Operation Christmas Child this year. Flyers with more information will be available at the Chapel. You can also go to the Samaritan's Purse website and look at the OCC section on how to pack your shoebox (http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/ ). There are also good ideas of what to pack, labels for your box and information on how to track your box to its destination. You can also build a shoebox online. Operation Christmas Child also has a Facebook page. Please bring shoeboxes to the Chapel by Sunday, 15 November. For more information, please call the Chapel at 722-0315.
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.
We are continuing to complete our annual preventative home maintenance visits on each of the Seymour Johnson AFB homes. We will ensure that your fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, mechanical system and applications, etc. are in tip-top shape. This work does require entry into your home, so we will be sure to inform you of your preventative maintenance visit in advance. The next group of homes to be visited are: 233-803 Squier and 101-113 Westover during the week of November 16th.
Grass season has come to a close and our landscapers will be shifting to fall clean up. The mowing schedule will be over the 2nd week of November and leaf removal will begin. Check the resident calendar for an estimated date of leaf removal in your yard. Please keep in mind that all animal waste needs to be cleaned up for the landscapers. Yards will continue to receive weed treatment around tree rims and in cracks and crevices. Lastly, a second round of bush and shrub trimming will begin this month as well.
Please check the calendar for your scheduled clean-up days.
Congratulations to Lt Col. Daniels and family, 524 Whisner, for winning Yard of the Month for September! You have gone above and beyond making your house a home!!
This concludes our yard of the month contest! Stay tuned for the Holiday Contest details!
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.
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 your community office to place a work order or place one online.
The day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, is touted as the biggest shopping day of the year and the beginning of the Holiday Shopping Season. Often we find that the Holidays and gift giving can “gobble” up our finances faster than you can hide that last piece of pumpkin pie and can leave you feeling stressed about an over expanding financial waistline of debt.
Here are some savory tips that can help curb your appetite to financially overindulge in the Season, and assist with tightening up that financial waist band. The tips will help in reducing stress, providing sensible spending habits and keeping the juiciest parts of your finances off the carving board. These are quick and easy to follow and keep you in charge of what’s on the financial menu this Season.
- Respect your current financial situation
- Build a Holiday Budget and track your spending
- Ask for Military Discounts
- Recognize a good price and which products are pricey
- Buy a gift, not a payment
- Give yourself and your Family a financial gift and put a little extra in savings or your TSP fund
- If you have to ask yourself if the gift is too expensive, it usually is
- Shop the circulars for sales and discounts
- Look to Cyber Monday, December 2nd, for last minute steals and deals
- Redeem those Credit Card points – Free Money
- Remember, a penny saved is a penny earned
- Don’t rob Peter to buy Paul a present
- The best gifts come from the heart and usually cost nothing at all
- Just breathe – it will be okay
- Enjoy the season, the time and the people in your life
A wonderful resource that can help with building a budget, not only for the Holidays but for the whole year, is the ACS Financial Readiness Program located on the 3rd floor of the Soldier Support Center (910-907-3670) – don’t miss their Holiday Budgeting workshop on 19 November. Other resources available FREE to the military include Military OneSource and financial counselors offered through the Military and Family Life Consultants. Many credit unions also offer a variety of budget counseling programs free to their members. Any one of these FREE resources can be a big part in helping free your heart and mind from the worries of an over expanding financial waistline of debt, especially during the Holidays.
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.