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- Tips for winter
- Keep warm during freezing temperatures
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Cold weather can be hard on pets, just like it can be hard on people. Sometimes owners forget that their pets are just as accustomed to the warm shelter of the indoors as they are. Leaving animals outside for extended periods of time can put them in danger of serious illness. There are things you can do to keep your animal warm and safe.
- Take your animals for a winter check-up now. Your veterinarian can check to make sure your pets don't have any medical problems that will make them more vulnerable to the cold.
- Keep your pets inside as much as you can when the mercury drops. If you have to take them out, stay outside with them. When you're cold enough to go inside, they probably are too. If you absolutely must leave them outside for a significant length of time, make sure they have a warm, solid shelter against the wind, thick bedding and plenty of non-frozen water. Try leaving out a hot water bottle, wrapped in a towel so it won't burn your pet's skin.
- Animals that are not generally in good health shouldn't be exposed to winter weather for a long period of time. Very young and very old animals are vulnerable to the cold as well. Regardless of their health, though, no pets should stay outside for unlimited amounts of time in freezing cold weather. If you have any questions about how long your pet should be out this winter, ask your veterinarian.
- Pets that go outside can pick up rock salt, ice and chemical ice melts in their foot pads. To keep your pet's pads from getting chapped and raw, wipe her feet with a washcloth when she comes inside.
- When you're outside with your pets during the winter, you can watch them for signs of discomfort with the cold. If they whine, shiver, seem anxious, slow down or stop moving, or start to look for warm places to burrow, they're saying they want to get back someplace warm.
Winter can be a beautiful time of year. If you take some precautions, you and your pet can have a fabulous time taking in the icicles, the snow banks and the warm, glowing fire at the end of the day.
Corvias Military Living
For many, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. However, the holidays can also be a stressful time of year. The pressure of juggling gift buying, holiday parties, preparing the perfect meal, traveling or entertaining houseguests can be difficult to manage. Don't let the demands of the season hinder your holiday cheer. Here are some tips to help prevent holiday stress:
- Plan ahead. Make a plan and schedule days for cooking, baking, shopping, preparing your home, and other events or activities. You can use helpful apps on your Smartphone for creating to-do lists, shopping lists, or locating that much-sought-after gift.
- Budget. Set a budget and stick to it. Decide in advance how much you can afford to spend. Remember to budget not only for gifts, but also for the additional food you will buy for your holiday meal and baking. This will help reduce financial stress after the holidays.
- Take care of yourself. Take time to do something relaxing. Take a long hot bath, get a massage, or listen to your favorite music. Make sure to get enough sleep. Exercise. Eat healthy.
- Give back. The holiday season is the perfect time to give back to the community. Contact local agencies and organizations for volunteer opportunities.
- Get support. If the holiday season is a difficult time for you and/or you have feelings of loneliness or sadness, reach out for help. Army Community Service (ACS) and the Chaplains offer services, counseling, and support not only during the holiday season but the whole year.
- Remember to focus on what is most important this holiday season and that everything does not need to be perfect. Managing stress will help you enjoy the upcoming holidays and remember the real meaning of the season.
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 $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants from Corvias Foundation. Applications available online.
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.
- Residents please clean out your mailboxes and the parcel boxes more than once a week during the holidays. Please check your mailboxes due to freezing temperatures and holiday packages, etc. If your lock is frozen please call the work order number 907-372-2300.
Guests in your home for the holidays
- Remember to register your holiday guests with the community center if they will be staying overnight for longer than 7 days.
Traveling for the holidays
Please contact your local community center if you are leaving for the holidays and Corvias can set up a house watch for you while you are away.
Please bring back in your trash cans from the road after your trash is picked up. Your trash days are below.
- Monday-Broadway, French Creek, Moose Lake and Ravens Way
- Wednesday-Century Park North, Century Park South, Galaxy Heights
- Remove snow from parked vehicles every snow fall
- Refrain from parking in the street during snow removal
- Refrain from shoveling snow from driveway into street
- Shovel your driveway/walkway every snowfall for safety
- Remove snow from back porch/stairs for safety
- Disconnect hoses
- Close and lock all windows
- Keep garage door shut
- Keep heat at proper temperature to avoid pipes freezing (average 60-70 degrees)
- Use traction sand rather than ice melt to avoid damaging grass/concrete
- Clear snow off dome over basement windows if applicable
We have been experiencing pretty cold temperatures here at Eielson AFB and it’s important to make sure your heater is always on-keep your heat set between 65-70 to ensure the home is properly heated at all times. If you find your heat not working call us at 907-372-2302 to place a work order. If you are going away for the Holidays make sure your heat is set to at least 70 degrees to ensure that the pipes do not freeze.
Please call your community center in order to place a work order.
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Upcoming events and important dates
- Nov 12th – Dec 12 – Book Drive – Library
- Nov 12th – Dec 12 – Hero Tree – Library
- Nov 26th – Thanksgiving Day – Office Close
- Nov 27th – Thanksgiving Break – Office Open 9am-1pm
- Dec 4th – Winter Festival – Yukon Club 5-7pm
- Dec 8th – Homemade Holiday Gifts – Airman Family & Readiness Center
- Dec 9th – Holiday Afghan Crochet Class – Contacts Arts and Craft Center
- Dec 11th & 12th – The Chris Walker Band – Yukon Club 9pm-11pm
- Dec 11th – Iceman Falls Grand Opening – Outdoor Rec 1pm-5pm
- Dec 12th – Kids Night Out: Cookies and Crafts – Contact Youth Center
- Dec 19th – Moose Mountain Ski Trip – 10am-4pm contact Outdoor Rec to sign up
- Dec 24th – Christmas Eve – Office Open 9am-1pm
- Dec 25th – Christmas Day – Office Closed
- Dec 31st – New Year’s Eve Party – 354 Sportsbar 9pm-Close
- Dec 31st – ECC New Year’s Eve Bash – 11am-1pm
- Dec 31st – Colorama – Artic Nites Bowling Center 7pm-Close
- Dec 31st – New Year’s Eve – Office Open 8:30am-3:00pm
- Jan 1st – New Year’s Day – Office Closed