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Corvias and Aberdeen Proving Ground will host the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Celebration on December 2nd at Edgewood and December 5th at the Bayside Community Center. The tree lighting will take place at 5:30 pm. and festivities will continue from 6-8 pm. All residents are invited to attend! Santa Claus will be available for pictures, but remember to bring a camera. The celebration also includes food, crafts and other fun activities.
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 ACS.
- 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, November 28th.
- 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.
Need money for college? Applications for the 2017 Corvias Foundation scholarships for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after November 1 at corviasfoundation.org.
Ready or not, cold temperatures and weather is coming! Here are some tips to get your house ready for the frigid months ahead.
- Please remove your hose from the outdoor spigot. It’s important to remove your hoses to prevent problems with pipes.
- Check your heat is working correctly prior to extremely cold weather.
- Leave cabinets open to keep pipes warm. Pipes under sinks, like the kitchen and bathroom, or may not be insulated. Opening the cabinets circulates warm air from your home and helps prevent pipe bursts. Be sure to relocate any hazardous cleaning materials out of reach from small children.
- Use natural light to help heat your home. Open curtains and shades so the sun can warm your home. At night close the curtains and shades to help keep the heat in.
- Layer up. Heating in the winter months accounts for about 66 percent of a home’s energy consumption. Keep the thermostat around 68 degrees and wear sweaters, sweatshirts or blankets to keep comfortable.
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.
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November 6th – Daylight Savings Time! Turn clocks back 1 hour!
November 11th – Veterans Day – All Corvias Offices Closed
November 16th – ACS Workshop: Keeping the Holidays in Perspective; 11-1pm at Bayside Community Center
*Thanksgiving Break – The Community Office will be closed starting Thursday, November 24th and will reopen Monday, November 28th.