- Fallapalooza pumpkin patch
- Resident Halloween decorating contest
- Corvias Foundation awards $100,000 in educational grants to 20 Military Spouses
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Join us for the Annual Pumpkin Patch at the Bayside Community Center October 16th from 4pm to 6pm. Each child will receive a free pumpkin.
Come dressed in your creative Halloween Costume. Prizes will be awarded by age groups. There will be a category for most creative family costumes! To showcase all costumes, the costume parade will take place at 5:30pm. Hope to see you there!
Corvias Military Living invites all residents to participate in a Halloween Decorating Contest. Judging will take place on October 21st and 22nd between 5pm-6pm. Winners will receive a gift card based on the creativity and overall impression of their yard. Good Luck!
There are a few friendly reminders that we ask you keep in mind before you begin decorating.
- Please make sure all decorations placed on the home are done so in a safe manner. Take every precaution to ensure none of the decorations pose a fire threat to you or your neighbor’s home. This also includes ensuring all emergency personal and vehicles have access to your home should there be an emergency. All decorations placed in or around the home must have the Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc. (UL) approval.
- No decoration should be placed on the roof of your home. Many times the nails, along with the extra weight of the decorations, can cause damage to the roof resulting in leaks. If you are hanging outdoor lights, please use approved plastic clips to attach the lights to the roof line.
- Due to the climate in Maryland, our lawn care provider will continue services throughout most of October. Please make sure any holiday yard decorations are removed on your designated lawn care day. The decorations can be placed back in the yard once your yard has been mowed.
- Finally, all decorations should be removed from the exterior of the homes within two weeks after the holiday. This provides everyone ample time to take down their decorations and store them.
If you have any questions regarding the policy on decorations please refer to your Resident Responsibility Guide (RRG).
Knowing what resources are available is essential to navigating military life. Community resources and support can help military families develop skills to become resilient and cope with challenging situations.
Reaching out to community resources for assistance can:
- Give you the ability to make realistic plans for you and your family and take the steps necessary to follow through with them.
- Give you a positive self-concept and confidence in your strengths and abilities.
- Help you develop communication and problem-solving skills.
- Help you manage negative impulses and feelings in a positive way.
Wellness resources for the military community:
- Friends and Family – stay connected to family and friends. Build a support network through your Family Readiness Group, parenting support groups or other organizations on post.
- Military OneSource– is a one-stop shop, with an array of information on topics to include deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more. Military OneSource offers confidential non-medical counseling services online, by telephone or face to face.
- Army Community Service - 410-278-7572
- Employee Assistance Programs - 410-278-5319
If you need assistance connecting to wellness resources contact your Resident Relations Manager.
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year alone, Corvias Foundation has awarded 20 educational grants totaling $100,000 to the spouses of active-duty service members.
“Each of these women should be commended for their determination to better prepare themselves to achieve their professional goals,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director. “We’re so glad to be able to offer them financial assistance and, more importantly, a support network to be there for them on this journey.”
Since its founding by Corvias Group CEO John Picerne, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in educational grants and scholarships to the spouses and kids of active-duty service members.
“Corvias’ commitment to improving the quality of life for service members and their families extends well beyond housing,” said John Picerne, Foundation Founder. “Education is one of the best ways anyone can improve his or her life and we’re honored to help these 20 spouses pursue these dreams without the burden of debt.”
This year’s recipients are stationed at seven Army and Air Force installations across the United States.
Nine of the spouses represented Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Dalya Alagele is pursuing a master’s degree in science education at Fayetteville State University, as she works toward becoming a dentist. Kaleena Cook, a junior attending Ashford University, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Sherryl Esplana, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. LaVida Frieson, a freshman, is earning a certificate in cosmetology from Paul Mitchell. Bobbe Garcia is studying art education as a junior at Fayetteville State University. Amanda Hunnicutt and Kierin Johnson are both working on their associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Malori Mayor is a sophomore at Fayetteville State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Linda Persaud is pursuing a certificate of office management from Allied American University.
Katlynn Dillon of Fort Polk in Louisiana is a junior pursing a bachelor’s degree in social work from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Carolette Wright, also of Fort Polk, is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from Old Dominion University.
From Fort Riley in Kansas, Sina Carwell and Queenter Ochanda are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in nursing at Washburn University. Cardwell is currently a senior while Ochanda is a junior.
Switch to LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights! LED holiday lights use about 90 percent less energy than traditional mini lights.
There are several ways to stay connected and in the know of what is happening.
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Receive text message updates – Register for One Call Now, to inform you of emergencies, notifications and other important messages that are related to your home. We also encourage you to opt in to begin receiving messages via text messaging.
Simply text the word “Alert”, “A-L-E-R-T”, to 22300 in order to opt in or visit www.OneCallNow.com/TextAlerts.
Contact Us: As always, your community office would be happy to assist you with any work orders, questions or concerns.
Trick-or-Treating on post is Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Halloween is a fun time for kids, but it is also an important time to be vigilant for safety hazards. Some tips to make Halloween safe include:
- Costumes should be short enough so they don't cause your child to trip and fall
- Add some reflective tape to the costume or bag your child is using to carry candy, or choose a costume made of bright material that is visible in the dark
- Masks should fit securely and allow your child to see well
- Children should be well supervised by an adult when trick-or-treating
- Carry a flashlight
- Follow rules of the road; stick to the sidewalk.
- You should prepare your home for trick-or-treaters by removing obstacles
- Provide treats that are individually wrapped
- Artificial lights and candles are a safer alternative to real candles with a flame that can pose a fire hazard when lighting a Jack-O-Lantern
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:
- October 5, 19, 26: Strike Out for Domestic Violence; Free Bowling and Pizza
- October 12: Columbus Day; Community Office hours 9am-1pm
- October 16: Fallapalooza Pumpkin Patch; 4-6pm Bayside Community Center
- October 23-24: Oktoberfest
- October 31: Happy Halloween