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Weekly trash pickup will now be on Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, October 4th. Trash will no longer be picked up on Fridays. As a reminder, on trash pickup day, trash containers must be cleared from the curb area no later than 6pm. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Office.
Corvias invites all residents in family housing to participate in an Autumn-Halloween Decorating Contest. To be considered for the contest, please have your home decorated by Monday, October 24th. Three homes in each community will be nominated. Winners will receive a gift card based on the creativity and overall impression of their yard. Don’t forget to turn on the lights and plug in decorations.
Judging and Rules:
- Judging will be conducted by Friday, October 28th. 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.
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. 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).
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
Residents are encouraged to utilize PayRentChex, an online and mobile rent payment option. This will save you time in your day and allow you to pay your rent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort of your own home.
As a reminder, if you are already set up with an allotment of your BAH going towards your home each month, this will not apply to you. However, it may apply in the event you need to pay a prorated amount for rent upon move-in or when you move-out and wish to pay an outstanding balance. For login information, please contact the Community Office.
Cold weather and low temperatures will soon be moving in. Now is a good time to check your furnace and make sure it is running efficiently before the temperatures drop. If you any issues with your furnace, please notify the Community Office.
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, Corvias Foundation has awarded 20 educational grants totaling $100,000 to the spouses of active-duty service members. This year’s grant recipients represent 9 Army and Air Force installations across the United States. The names of the outstanding spouses who received the awards follow:
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Caroline Eaton is a sophomore pursuing an Associate’s degree in Nursing from Harford Community College. She is dedicated to becoming a nurse to work with low-income families. She’s an active volunteer, working with Make-A-Wish Foundation, a leader in her Family Readiness Group, head coach for a girl’s lacrosse team, and Pets on Wheels. Her husband is Capt. Dodger Eaton of the U.S. Army.
About Corvias Foundation
Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of Corvias, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. Founded in 2006 as "Our Family for Families First Foundation," our work increases access to educational, internship, mentoring and volunteer opportunities so that those we touch are empowered to pursue their dreams and to make a greater impact in service to their communities and their nation. We strive to create ever-increasing opportunities by providing the resources and networks needed to help our scholars and partners surpass their goals. We achieve this through a commitment to education, community engagement and high-impact charitable giving. Online scholarship applications are available each November at www.corviasfoundation.org or call 401-228-2836 for more information.
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