- Message from the Business Director
- Stop by your Mojave Sky Community Center!
- Swim a lap in the Corvias pool
- Taking care of your furry family members
- Hidden Hazards: The Window Blind Cord
- Green corner
- Want to know what is happening in your community
- Upcoming Events
Fireworks, flags, parades, concerts, barbecues, corn on the cob and homemade ice cream. Put all of those words in a sentence and you think of a July 4th celebration. Independence Day!
In 1870, the U.S. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday and in 1941 it was expanded to a paid holiday for all federal employees. However, it is more than a day off from work. It is an important national holiday and a symbol of patriotism.
A symbol represents or stands for something else. Our flag is a symbol of patriotic ideals. The bald eagle is a symbol of power and strength. The Liberty Bell is a symbol of American independence.
And fireworks…well they are symbols of real bombs that flew over the heads of our soldiers during the American Revolution as they fought to gain America’s independence from Great Britain. The splashes of light, that we find ourselves drawn to, mimic the rockets that fly past our current American Soldiers on a routine basis.
I stand in awe during the base celebrations. You and your families get it! I do not think I ever really understood the sacrifice until I celebrated the 4th standing among our military men and women with their families.
Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for being one of our most treasured symbols of freedom!
In May, we kicked off the Grand Opening of Mojave Sky Community Center. With the completion of the center we expect it to serve as the epicenter of family housing - a place where friends and family can come together and share a true sense of community. Have you picked your key fob? Stop by your Community Office and pick up a key fob to access the Fitness Room and Gym from 6 am to 8 pm. We look forward to seeing you soon!
We have officially kicked off the 2016 pool season. The Corvias pool is open Tuesday- Sunday; 11 am- 7:30 pm. To obtain a pool pass to access the pool, please visit your Community Office. Residents are able to bring a maximum of two guests to the pool per visit and minors under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. We look forward to the warm months of splashing around in the new community amenity. If you have any questions, please contact your Community Office.
Having a pet is fun, but pet ownership also comes with many responsibilities. If you already have a family pet, or are thinking about getting one, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Care for your pet
Caring for your animal is the greatest responsibility of pet ownership. Your pet depends on you for basic needs such food, water and shelter. To keep your animal healthy, make sure your pet is registered with the Edwards veterinarian, vaccinated and gets annual check-ups.
Pets require your time and attention. Whether your pet requires a lot of care or is low maintenance, find time to spend with your pet. Brushing your pet is a great way to spend some time together and can reduce pet hair around the house.
Regularly exercise your pet to keep them happy and healthy. Going for a walk or playing around the house or the Edward’s Bark Park benefits both you and your pet.
Dealing with pet waste is one of those topics that every pet owner must deal with but no one likes to talk about. The fact is that the majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from the inappropriate handling of pet waste. In addition, pet waste is the greatest source of potential health risk for your pet and your family. Scoop litter boxes daily and clean them regularly. If your pet spends time outside your house, clean up waste from the yard.
For your pet’s wellbeing make sure you always follow the Pet Policy outlined in the Resident Responsibility Guide.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children dying each year from accidental strangling, is window cords. Since these blind and curtain cords are a serious risk for our children, Corvias Military Living wants to remind you and your family on the proper steps to staying safe. Be sure to keep all window cords out of the reach of children. This includes ensuring that all furniture and toys are away from windows and if possible, moved to another wall. Examine all shades and blinds in the home. If your home does not have the cordless blind style, make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. Do not place cribs, beds, and furniture close to the windows because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords. Make loose cords inaccessible. If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, install tension devices to keep the cord taut.
Following these tips will help keep you and your family safe from this hidden hazard. More information can be found by visiting the Window Safety Cord Council’s website, windowcoverings.org.
When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water. For more water conservation tips: http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/
Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
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July 4th – All Offices Closed