- Message from the Business Director
- Your opinion matters
- Winter is coming!
- Dog park now open
- Haunted house
- Fallapalooza 2015
- Need money for college?
- Green Corner
- Daylight savings time
- Don’t let the holidays “gobble” up your finances
- When to change your air filter
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
Corvias Military Living believes strongly in giving back to our military communities. One way we give back is through the Corvias Foundation, the award-winning charitable arm of our company. The Foundation is committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education. Since 2006, the Foundation has awarded more than $5.2 million in scholarships and grants.
Our Future Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors with plans of attending a four-year university and must be submitted by February 12, 2015. The scholarship is for $50,000. The Foundation will award 10 scholarships to children of active-duty service members stationed at 13 military bases, which includes Eielson Air Force Base. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April, 2015.
Spouses of active-duty service members are eligible to apply for a $5,000 Educational Grant. The 2015 grant applications must be submitted by May 7, 2015. Grant recipients will be notified by July 2015. Applications are available now at http:// corviasfoundation.org. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-228-2836 with any questions about eligibility or the application process.
Service members and family members stationed in Alaska have already benefited from the Corvias Foundation programs. Latisha Davis, a military spouse from Eielson AFB was our very first Corvias Foundation educational grant given in Alaska! Latisha, who is married to a service member, is going to the University of Alaska Anchorage for a degree in nursing.
Making the homes and lives our service members better is our first priority. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call us at 907-372-2300 or stop by the Community Office.
Corvias Military Living
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.
Are you ready? We have been lucky with higher than normal temperatures this month but the snow and cold is sure to come eventually! Do you have a winter survival kit for your car? Here are some ideas to include:
- Flashlight and batteries
- First Aid Kit
- Warm blankets
- Hand/Foot Warmers
- Snow shovel
- Sand/salt for traction in ice/snow
- Multipurpose Utility tool
- Jumper cables
- Reflective warning triangles
Have you checked out our dog park in French Creek? It’s located on French Creek Drive behind Midnight Sun. Bring your furry friends there for a run or to socialize with the neighborhood dogs! Be sure to clean up any pet waste they leave behind!
Join us on October 31st from 5-8pm at 2573 Timberwolf Ct for our 2015 Haunted House! Come prepared to be scared by our Clowns, Zombies and Ghosts oh my!
Our 2015 Pumpkin Patch/Fallapalooza Event was a HUGE success - thank you to everyone who came out! We had pumpkin carving, games, prizes, apple cider and caramel apples! If you missed this one, stay tuned for our next event!
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.
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.
Daylight savings is ending November 1st, clocks to roll back 1 hour.
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 337-531-1957.
- 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, December 2.
- 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.
As we move into winter heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system (HVAC) filters should be changed out in conjunction with the changing weather.
HVACs circulate indoor air, and filters keep things like dust and debris from entering the system. Keeping an HVAC clean increases the longevity of the system and keeps efficiency high. Corvias Military Living recommends changing filters every 30 days.
This is the worst time of year for those who suffer from ragweed allergies. Ragweed pollen and other allergens, dust mites and pet dander are trapped by HVAC filters. Environmental factors that cause air filters to get dirty include:
- Number of occupants
- Airborne allergens
- Overall air quality
Replacement filters are available by request and free at your local community center. Contact your local Community Office for details
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Upcoming Events and Important Dates
- October 30th – 1 Mile Halloween Hustle
- October 31st – Trick or Treating 5-7pm
- October 31st – Haunted House – 5-8pm @ 2573 Timberwolf
- November 1st- Fall back. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back 1 hour
- November 6th – Tops in Blue @ Ernie Walker Theater – Door open 6pm
- November 7th – Tops in Blue @ Ernie Walker Theater – Door open 6pm
- November 7th – Punkin Chunkin – Iceman Falls – 10am-2pm
- Nov.11- Community Offices are closed in observance of Veteran’s Day
- Nov. 26- Community Offices are closed in observance of Thanksgiving
- Nov. 27- Limited hours of operations. Community Offices are open from 9 am- 1pm