This year, resolve to do something different
Pursue your dreams of a higher education
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Holiday Trash Disposal
Keeping resolutions on track
Hose Disconnect Reminder
Preventing Sewer Stoppages
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It’s January again. Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Maybe this is the year to forget the boring, routine promises you won’t keep, like going to the gym every day and calling your parents once a week. Try resolving to be more creative in 2014 with these resolutions:
• Keep a journal. Spend a few minutes every day or so writing down your thoughts, feelings, dreams, and ambitions—not your daily schedule or your upcoming appointments. Let your mind wander; free-associate a little. You may be surprised at the ideas you generate.
• Read more. Vary your reading habits and explore different topics. If you usually read novels, try a biography. If you read only history, try a book on modern-day science. You’ll exercise your mind, and maybe find new connections between ideas.
• Learn something new. Take a class in something unrelated to your job or your usual hobbies—art, auto mechanics, philosophy, etc. Mastering new skills can refresh your outlook on life.
• Meet new people. Make a positive effort to make new friends this year (or professional contacts). Look for gatherings of people whose interests match yours, and network. The more people you know, the better equipped you are to learn and grow.
• Create something for the heck of it. Paint a picture, write a poem, or start a garden—not because you’ll get paid for it, but because you want to. You’ll find satisfaction in achieving personal goals and motivation to keep trying new things.
• Volunteer. Find a cause you support, and offer your time and service. You’ll meet new people and enjoy the feeling of helping out with an important cause.
Are you a high school senior or the spouse of an active-duty Service Member considering college next year, but worried how you will pay for it? Look no further - Corvias Foundation maybe able to help! Each year, the Foundation awards 10, $50,000 scholarships and 20, $5,000 grants. Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about the available scholarships and educational grants from Corvias Foundation. Applications are available on-line.
The Corvias Military Living annual resident satisfaction survey began in December and will continue into January. Surveys are conducted by SatisFacts, an independent property management research firm.
SatisFacts will contact residents by email to complete a brief online survey. Participation is voluntary, but encouraged. Feedback is necessary to improve your experience. Contact your community office for more information.
After the holidays, residents are often left with a lot of bulk trash and boxes. We have a convenient weekly bulk trash service available for residents. Please place all large boxes and Christmas trees in front of your home. We ask that you please break down all boxes and remove all inorganic decorations from the trees.
For normal bulk trash service, please follow the Monday and Friday schedule. Families that have a large amount of bulk items should contact their community office.
Setting a New Year’s resolution January 1 is easy, but sticking with it for the next 364 days can be tough. Service members and their families have a resource to help keep those resolutions going in 2014.
Military One Source, a one stop shop of information, resources and tools, provides assistance to help the military and family members in any aspect of life. The most popular areas include work-life balance, a healthier lifestyle and relationship improvement.
In addition to the information available Military One Source offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available in person, online or by telephone. Counselors address everyday stressors, relationship concerns, deployment and reintegration, financial management and many other issues.
To learn more about the services offered by Military One Source go to: www.militaryonesource.mil or call (800) 342-9647.
Can you believe that winter is already here? We need your assistance and cooperation to help prevent damages and freezing pipes. During the winter months, all hoses must be disconnected from the exterior hose bib connections. Hoses must remain disconnected until the outside temperatures reach a 15-day consistent overnight temperature above 50 F. If you have not already done so, please disconnect any hoses from your exterior spigots.
This requirement helps prevent pipes from bursting and causing flooding in homes. Any expense incurred due to unauthorized reconnection during this time will be the responsibility of the resident.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 410-305-1076.
We have received several concerns that sewer stoppages are becoming an issue in the community and we are asking for your help.
In an effort to keep the community a clean and healthy place to live, please make sure to not flush any inappropriate materials.
Such materials include, but are not limited to, paper towels, diapers, baby wipes, personal hygiene products, toys and any material other than toilet paper. Even though a product may be classified as biodegradable material, it may still cause sewer stoppages and could lead to other plumbing problems. Please put products such as these in your trash.
We thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter
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.
Upcoming events and important dates
January 1: All offices closed
January 20: All offices closed
How can you stay warm and save energy this winter? Dress for the season! If your home feels chilly, try putting on another layer of clothing, such as a sweater or jacket, before turning up the thermostat.