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- Resident Energy Conservation Program
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- Fire safety tips for the holidays
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For most people the Christmas season brings about visions of home-baked treats, crackling fireplaces, time spent catching up with relatives and presents under the Christmas tree. For those serving in the military it may be impossible to enjoy all of the traditions and pageantry normally associated with the holidays. If you are spending Christmas away from home this holiday season, here are a couple of suggestions for making the best of your California Christmas.
Try something new
Do something you could never do at home for Christmas. For instance, visit the beach, an amusement park, or Las Vegas. Try a new activity like mountain biking, scuba diving, skiing, or riding an ATV in the Mojave Desert. Southern California offers a lot of activities that most Americans rarely experience.
Reduce the stress of long lines, crowded stores and finding the perfect gift by shopping online. Edwards AFB is remote, but that doesn’t mean your shopping has to be limited. Most online shopping sites will include gift wrapping, free shipping and ensure that the item reaches its destination by Christmas.
Finding unique presents for relatives and friends is easier than you think. Surprise someone on Christmas morning with a California-specific gift purchased from a local retailer. Lancaster, Palmdale and Tehachapi have a lot of specialized shops that sell unique or personalized gifts.
The ability to communicate globally has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 20 years. You no longer have to be alone during the holidays. Skype and other teleconference software is a great way to reconnect with friends and family. Teleconferencing can give you the chance to share holiday events and talk face-to-face.
Christmas time is ripe with opportunities for giving back to the local community. Volunteer, donate, serve, or smile at a stranger. Nothing lifts a person’s spirits like helping someone else, especially during the holidays.
We at Corvias wish everyone a happy holiday and a joyous new year. We greatly appreciate your service to our nation and if you have any questions, please call the Community Office at (661) 385-6060.
In order to better serve our residents, we have extended the hours for the Community Center amenities and Community Office hours. Residents can utilize the Fitness Center and Gym from 4 am- 11 pm, 7 days a week. The Mojave Sky Community Office is open Monday- Friday from 8 am- 5pm.
In addition, residents can reserve and utilize our multi-purpose room and club room for retirement parties, birthday parties and more! To check the availability and to book a reservation, please contact (661) 385-6060 or stop by the Community Office.
Renovations are currently underway in the Mountain View neighborhood. We are renovating single story 2 bedroom and single story 3 bedroom homes; however renovations are not currently occurring on the 2-Story homes or the 4 bedroom homes. For more information or to see how you can transfer, please call Shelly Andalia at (661) 385-6070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss if you’re eligible to transfer to a renovated home.
A reminder that the mock billing for the Resident Energy Conservation Program has begun and with the next bill being sent out in December. This program can save you money by rewarding you for living a green lifestyle, conserving energy and reducing your impact on the environment. Residents who conserve energy and are below the established utility baseline will be financially rewarded with a refund check, and those who do not conserve energy will be billed for their consumption above the established utility baseline.
Please note that you will receive your consumption report or mock bill after the actual usage period. For example, the consumption report or mock bill you receive in December will be for your usage November 1 – December 1.
We encourage you to review your utility consumption during the mock billing time period, as it will allow you and your family to make adjustments as needed before live billing begins.
- Mock and actual bills will include information such as:
- Resident name, address and account number
- Type of utility (electric, gas where applicable) and actual consumption
- Comparison of resident cost to average for your baseline
- Summary of status of account balance
- Information about the Live Army Green Program
- Energy Conservation Tips
Please contact your Community Office for additional details or with any questions.
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 scholarships from Corvias Foundation. Applications available online.
The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration estimate holiday decorations cause almost 400 home fires each year, resulting in many losses of life as well as millions in property damage. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
- Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
- Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
- Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
- Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
- Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
- Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
- If you do no cook often, check your oven and stove before cooking a large holiday meal.
- Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
- Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
- Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
- Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
- Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.
- And remember to blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
As we are all aware, fires can start any time of year. There is an increased risk during the holiday season. Please be safe and have a wonderful holiday season.
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.
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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December 23rd – Christmas Eve Observed – Corvias Offices closed.
December 26th – Christmas Day Observed – Corvias Offices Closed