- Your opinion matters
- Save the date
- Need money for college?
- Decorating contest winners
- APG gate changes
- Holiday cooking reminders
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
Our goal is to provide you with the best homes, community, service and value. To let us know how we are performing Corvias Military Living has contracted with ResidentSurveys.com, a division of SatisFacts Research, to conduct a brief online survey.
You will receive a survey notice via a mailed postcard and by email from “residentsurveys.com” (please verify your current email address with the office team). You have the option to include your name with your ratings and comments, or your feedback can be anonymous. As a thank you, for your time, you will be entered in a drawing and you could win a great prize. Your opinion matters and we appreciate your feedback.
Corvias and Aberdeen Proving Ground will host the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, December 2nd at the Bayside Community Center. The tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. and festivities will continue through 7:30 p.m. All residents are invited to attend! Santa Claus will be available for pictures, but remember to bring a camera. The celebration also includes a balloon artist, free food, crafts and activities.
Need money for college? Applications for the 2016 Corvias Foundation $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after November 1 at corviasfoundation.org.
Congratulations to the winners of the Halloween Decorating Contest! Each winner received a gift certificate. Thank you to all residents for participating in the contest. Your creativity is very impressive.
After receiving many comments concerning weekend and evening gate operating hours for APG North, the senior commander, Major General Crawford, has authorized to a test which will result in a change of gate hours and gate operations.
The survey results from the community and residents of the APG overwhelmingly desired the opening Harford Gate (MD 22) at night and on weekends in lieu of Maryland Gate (MD 715) in order to facilitate local travel in the Aberdeen area. This test will be conducted October 30, 2015-November 30, 2015.
Gate hours during the test period:
- Harford Gate (MD 22): 24 hours a day
- Maryland Gate (MD 715): 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. Hours, Monday through Friday
Ready or not, cold temperatures and weather is coming! Please remove your hose from the outdoor spigot. It’s important to remove your hoses to prevent problems with pipes.
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 301-677-5590.
- 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, 30 Nov.
- 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.
Food is an important part of Thanksgiving festivities. But holiday meals can take a turn for the worse if safety isn’t a regular ingredient in preparing and cooking the food.
- Oven - If you do not cook frequently, test your oven at least a week before the holiday to ensure it is working properly. If repairs are needed, be sure to request a work order by contacting your Community Office as soon as possible.
- Sink - Do not pour grease, oils or other fatty substances down your sink, toilet or sewer drains. If poured down the sink, these materials can harden along pipes and may lead to clogged pipes and unpleasant sewer backups. These materials should be discarded with your regular trash.
- Garbage Disposal - To keep your garbage disposal working properly, do not use it to dispose of large quantities of food waste. Egg shells, potato skins, pasta, rice, bones and other vegetables and meats can cause your disposal to clog and jam.
- Turkey Fryers - Use extreme caution when operating turkey fryers as these have contributed to many home fires and accidental burns. Always keep the fryer in full view while the burner is on and do not operate fryers in, on or under a garage, carport, porch, fence, dry grass or any other structure or material that can catch fire.
- Allow 24 hours per 5 pounds to defrost a frozen turkey in the refrigerator. Don’t defrost your turkey on the kitchen counter. Also, refrigerate leftovers within two hours of preparation. Leaving food out too long is one of the biggest holiday food safety problems.
How can you save energy when cooking your Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t open the oven door while you’re cooking! Instead, turn on the oven light and check on your food through the oven window.
- November 1 – Daylight Savings Time ends (set clocks back one hour)
- November 11 – Veteran's Day, all Corvias Offices closed
- November 13 – Karaoke Night, 6-9pm at Bowling Center
- November 26 – Thanksgiving, all Corvias Offices closed
- November 27 – Community Office open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Fridays – Story time at the Bayside Community Center at 10:30 a.m.