- Hidden Hazards: The Window Blind Cord
- Now Accepting Contractors and Resident Referral
- Mosquito prevention
- Oven Reminder
- Summertime Reminders
- Yard of the Month
- Green corner
- Want to know what is happening in your community
- Upcoming Events
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children dying each year from accidental strangling, is window cords. Since these blind and curtain cords are a serious risk for our children, Corvias Military Living wants to remind you and your family on the proper steps to staying safe. Be sure to keep all window cords out of the reach of children. This includes ensuring that all furniture and toys are away from windows and if possible, moved to another wall. Examine all shades and blinds in the home. If your home does not have the cordless blind style, make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. Do not place cribs, beds, and furniture close to the windows because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords. Make loose cords inaccessible. If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, install tension devices to keep the cord taut.
Following these tips will help keep you and your family safe from this hidden hazard. More information can be found by visiting the Window Safety Cord Council’s website, windowcoverings.org.
Spread the word! We are proud to announce that government contractors are now eligible for housing at APG.
We are looking for more residents like you! You can earn $500 with our resident referral program. If you refer someone who moves in housing by August 31st, $500 is yours! If you know someone who is looking to move, encourage them to apply now! The sooner the referral moves into the community, the sooner you will receive your reward.
Here is how it works:
- When your referral applies to live at APG, be sure they note your name as their referral on their housing application.
- Once your referral moves in, $500 will be provided to you as a thank you!
It’s that easy. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Community Office.
As you may have heard and read in the news, the Zika virus has affected many states in the U.S., including the Maryland and Washington DC area. As a reminder, Zika is a mosquito-borne illness that is primarily spread from an infected person through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.
An important part of mosquito control around your home is making sure that mosquitoes don't have a place to lay their eggs. Because mosquitoes need water for two stages of their life cycle, it's important to monitor standing water sources. Some helpful tips to reduce mosquitoes around your home are:
- Make sure you remove any standing water around your home.
- Turn over pots or toys that may collect water.
- If you are out after dark, use a mosquito repellant spray.
- Use yellow, incandescent light bulbs outside.
- Do not leave doors or windows open. Minimize the amount of times you go inside & outside of your home to keep the mosquitoes from coming in when the door opens.
Did you know that placing pots, pans and other items in the oven drawer can cause the oven to ignite? To avoid this hazard, limit the amount of items in the drawer.
- Residents celebrating Independence Day at home are asked not to set off fireworks in neighborhoods.
- Grills and fire pits are prohibited from use on covered parking areas and patios. When in use or hot, grills and fire pits must be a minimum of 15 feet from any structure.
- Boats, trailers, recreational vehicles and campers are prohibited from being permanently parked or left overnight in the neighborhoods. Please contact the Aberdeen Proving Ground MWR RV storage lot at 410-278-4124 for more information.
Congratulations to our June Yard of the Month winners! To view the photos of nominated yards and winners please visit our Facebook page. Corvias will celebrate Yard of the Month through October. The yard of the month program will reward those who make a special effort to improve their yard and beautify their home. Each yard of the month winner will receive a yard of the month sign to be displayed in front of the home, and a $25 gift card.
Judging and Rules:
- Judging will be conducted by the 15th of the month. Photos of the top 3 yards for each community will be posted on our Facebook page.
- The yard with the most “likes” will win. If you would like to nominate a yard, you can do so by emailing a photo to the Community Office. A resident may win only once during the 2016 Yard of the Month program.
When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water. For more water conservation tips: http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/
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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Find out more about upcoming APG events at: http://www.apgmwr.com//pdf/indemand/InDemand-CURRENT.pdf
July 4th – All Offices Closed
July 8, 15, 22 and 29th – Freeze Pop Friday by the pool