- Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration
- Holiday Decorating Contest
- Trash Pickup Reminders
- Tips for your garbage disposal
- Apply for a Scholarship today!
- Fire safety tips for the holidays
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Come out on Monday, December 5th to enjoy the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, and then stop by the Bayside Community Center for pictures with Santa, our Santa’s workshop, refreshments and other fun activities. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will start at 5:30pm and the Holiday Celebration will be from 6-8pm. The Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration will take place on December 2nd for Edgewood.
Corvias Military Housing invites all residents to participate in the annual Holiday Decorating Contest. Winners from each neighborhood will receive a gift card and will be chosen based on creativity and the overall impression of their yard. Here is how the contest works:
- Email your photo submission directly to the Community Office or inbox a photo to our Facebook page between December 12th – 18th.
- All submissions will be posted to our Facebook page on December 19th.
- The photo with the most likes in each community will receive a gift card and recognition. The winners will be announced on our Facebook page on December 22nd.
- Bulk trash and trash pick-up are both on Tuesday.
- The trash company comes early on trash day. To prevent your home from being missed, trash containers can be placed out on the curb after 6:00 PM on the evening before the regularly scheduled pick up day. On the pickup day, containers must be cleared from the curb area no later than 6:00 PM. Trash containers must be emptied and stored in the rear yard or garage.
- Household trash cannot go into recycling cans. Doing so will prevent your recycling to be picked up.
One of the greatest allies in the kitchen is the garbage disposal. With a great garbage disposal, your counters will go from full of food and dirty dishes to spotless in no time at all.
However, there are certain products that can really make a mess of a garbage disposal. To keep your machine running smoothly, avoid putting these foods into it: rice, pasta, veggies, egg shells, oil and grease. To read more check out our blog post.
Are you the spouse or child of an active-duty service member with plans to go to college? Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about available scholarships from Corvias Foundation. Applications available online.
The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration estimate holiday decorations cause almost 400 home fires each year, resulting in many losses of life as well as millions in property damage. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
- Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
- Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
- Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
- Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
- Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
- Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
- If you do no cook often, check your oven and stove before cooking a large holiday meal.
- Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
- Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
- Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
- Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
- Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.
- And remember to blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
As we are all aware, fires can start any time of year. There is an increased risk during the holiday season. Please be safe and have a wonderful holiday season.
Turn off holiday decorations when no one is home and at night before you go to bed. Timers are a great way to ensure the lights are only on at certain times.
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December 2nd – Edgewood Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration
December 5th – Tree Lighting 5:30pm and Holiday Celebration 6-8pm at Bayside Community Center
December 23rd-December 26th; Community office will be closed. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th.
December 25th – Merry Christmas
December 31st – New Year’s Eve; Offices will close at 3pm