- Message from the Business Director
- Eliminating Bird Attractants
- Corvias Carnival – A Fallapalooza Event
- Annual Resident Survey
- Winter is here!
- Don’t let the Holidays ‘gobble’ up your finances!
- Need money for college?
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- Want to know what is happening in your community
- Upcoming Events
The holiday season is upon us, as well as, cold weather. As we head into November don’t forget to set your clock back at 2 a.m. on November 6th. There is some good news to think about as we enter this season and that is how close we are to the shortest day of the year and then on our upward trend towards lots and lots of daylight. As we entered late September, day and night were exactly equal. Then we were losing about 3 minutes every day. In October we saw our days shorten by about 1 minute per every 3 days the days grow shorter by about three minutes per day. Entering into November we will see it take about 4 days to lose a minute and continue on that trend until we get to the shortest day of the year, December 21st. On December 21st we will have 3 hours 41 minutes and 33 seconds of daylight, but the great news is we will start gaining daylight by 19 seconds to the end of December. In the month of January we will start to see 1.5 to 2 minutes of daylight gain to follow by about 2.5 minutes in February.
As we start our holiday season here are some fun facts about November:
- In Australia, November is when the men grow a mustache. In Canada and the United States it is No Shave November or National Beard Month.
- November 5th is Guy Fawkes Night, the anniversary of the failed gunpowder plot, also known as Bonfire Night or Firework Night. It is celebrated by the British and Kiwis
- November 11th is Remembrance Day, which is celebrated by the Commonwealth and various Europe nations. It is a day to honor the armed forces’ members who died on the line in World War I. It is also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day.
- November 18th 2016 is Corvias’ Carnival from 4:30 PM- 6:30 PM at Baker Field House.
- November 14th is Children’s Day in India. The day was established in memory of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Free India. He believed that children were the future of the nation and should be treated with love and care.
- The 4th Thursday of November is Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States, which was originally started to give thanks for a good harvest. While the definition for many of us for harvest has changed the significance is the same.
If you are looking to make the most out of your time in Alaska try Alaska.org for information, tours, sights, and more. Remember the best way to beat the winter blues is to stay active and get out to enjoy one of the most unique places in the world!
Come join us on November 18th at the Baker Field House from 4:30PM-5:30PM for our Corvias Carnival! We will have fun, games, food and prizes! Can't wait to see you there!
Thank you to those of you who have completed your Annual Resident Survey! If you have not yet done so, please take the time to let us know how we are doing. We welcome open and honest feedback to better serve you! Here are the prizes we are giving away to 4 lucky winners!
- $500 Rent Concession – Drawn on 10/31/16 – Congratulations Smith Family!
- $750 Rent Concession – Drawing on 11/7/16
- $1000 Rent Concession – Drawing on 11/14/16
- $1500 Rent Concession – Drawing on 11/21/16
The Survey Period is open until November 19th. Each household that completes the survey will be entered in a chance to win a prize. Your household could be drawn for more than one prize so the earlier the better!
Are you ready? We have been lucky with higher than normal temperatures this month but the snow and cold is sure to come eventually! Do you have a winter survival kit for your car? Here are some ideas to include:
- Flashlight and batteries
- First Aid Kit
- Warm blankets
- Hand/Foot Warmers
- Snow shovel
- Sand/salt for traction in ice/snow
- Multipurpose Utility tool
- Jumper cables
- Reflective warning triangles
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is touted as the biggest shopping day of the year and the beginning of the holiday shopping season. This can also be a stressful time, as gift giving can quickly “gobble” up your hard-earned money. Don’t fret – we’ve got some quick and easy tips to ensure that your many purchases don’t burn a hole in your wallet.
- Before you hit the stores, be aware of where your finances currently stand. Only purchase items that you are confident you can afford.
- Create a budget specifically for holiday shopping. Follow your budget as closely as possible, and track your spending. Need help? Contact the Financial Readiness Program at 337-531-1957.
- Ask for military discounts wherever you go. Even if stores do not advertise the discount, ask – you may be pleasantly surprised to hear the answer.
- Shop around. Look at the circulars for sales and discounts. Recognize a good price when you see one.
- Follow your gut instincts – if you think a potential gift is too much for you to spend, look for something else at a lower price.
- Cyber Monday, anyone? Check for last minute deals and steals online on Monday, December 2.
- Some of the best gifts come from the heart and cost nothing at all. Be creative!
- Don’t forget to stop, relax, and enjoy the season with your family and friends. That’s really what it is all about.
Need money for college? Applications for the 2017 Corvias Foundation scholarships for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after November 1 at corviasfoundation.org.
Only use your clothes washer and dishwasher for full loads! If you run a full cycle with only half a load, you are wasting gallons upon gallons of water! Wait and wash when you have a full load.
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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Now – November 19th – Annual Survey! Submit yours to be entered in one of our great drawings!
November 4th – 5th Annual Pumpkin Chunkin -3-5:30pm @ Iceman Falls
November 6th – Daylight Savings Time! Turn clocks back 1 hour!
November 11th – Veterans Day – All Corvias Offices Closed
November 18th – Corvias Carnival – 4:30PM-6:30PM @ Baker Field House
November 24th – Thanksgiving Day – All Corvias Offices Closed
November 25th – Thanksgiving Break – Corvias Community Office open 9am-1pm