- Want to know what is happening in your Neighborhood?
- Movie Night: Screen on the green
- Pools to close Sept. 1
- Trash and recycling reminders
- Labor Day service schedule changes
- Middle school ready for students
- Fall Apple Day
- Thousands participate in Run to Home Base
- Time for a change
- Corvias Foundation Awards 2014 Educational Grants to Military Spouses
- Use your head – wear a helmet
- Tell us how we are doing!
- Conquer your laundry heap
- Green Corner
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Upcoming events and important dates
- Sept. 1: Community Offices open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Trash and recycling service delayed one day
- Sept. 1: Last day of pool season
- Sept. 13: Fall Apple Day, Artillery Parade Field, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sept. 19: Story Hour, 10:30 a.m.; Movie Night, 7 p.m., Colyer Forsyth soccer field
- Sept. 27: Post-wide Yard Sales 7:30 a.m. - Noon
Gather up your family, grab your lawn chairs and head over to the Colyer Forsyth Community soccer fields on Friday, Sept. 19 to enjoy a family-friendly movie outdoors, on the big screen! Activities and seating will begin at 7 p.m. and the movie will start at dusk. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No pets, please.
Keep reading the Corvias Community News resident newsletter each month for details on our upcoming resident events. This is a great opportunity for us to get to know you better, and for you to be with your fellow post residents!
Come enjoy the pool for the last few days this summer! Labor Day will be the end of pool season for all Corvias neighborhood pools. The pools will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Labor Day, September 1 – weather permitting.
We are happy to provide complimentary curbside trash and and recycling collection services. Please remember all trash and recycling containers must be cleared from the curb at the end of the day on the day of pick-up. Thank you for doing your part!
Due to the Labor Day holiday all trash and recycling services will be delayed one day during the week of September 1. Lawn care scheduled for Monday, Sept. 1 will take place on Friday, September 5. Service schedules are updated and available on our website.
Refinements and construction continues at the new Fort Riley Middle School, but the school was ready for students on the first day of school. This video outlines the continued exterior projects at the school. Some minimal interior finishing activities still need completion, but the school is safe and secure for students and the projects will not interfere with classes. For information about the Fort Riley schools or bus schedules visit the Geary County Schools website.
The largest annual festival at Fort Riley, Fall Apple Day, is Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Artillery Parade Field. This event features a petting zoo, bungee trampoline, static displays, cavalry horse and military working dog demonstrations, vendors and of course apple pies. Visit the Fort Riley MWR website for more information.
Corvias Foundation sponsored the 5th Annual Shadow Run To Home Base on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Afghanistan in support of July 19’s Run to Home Base event in Boston, MA. Approximately 2,000 runners participated in Boston, and the Service Members in Afghanistan numbered more than 1,100. Soldiers and civilians at the base trekked back and forth on a road that stretched a mile and a half inside Bagram Airfield, the largest US military base in Afghanistan.
The Corvias family made a great showing in the race. New Corvias Foundation scholarship recipients, Zia Matti and Megan Conroy, participated in the Boston Run to Home Base, along with a number of Corvias Group employees and other Foundation scholarship alumni. Zia and Megan finished 1st and 2nd in the Women Under 19 group. In Afghanistan, runners from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, FL, and the New England-based Chaplain of the 10th Mountain Division, Captain Lukasz Willenberg, finished in the top 3 among deployed runners.
As part of the Run to Home Base, Corvias Foundation helped to put together care packages with toiletries, baseball hats, magazines, and additional supplies that will eventually make their way to the 10th Mountain Division and other troops in Afghanistan, including nearly 100 service members recommended by Corvias Group employees.
As we move into fall, the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system (HVAC) filters should be changed out in conjunction with the changing weather.
HVACs recirculate indoor air, 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.
Fall 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. Replacement filters are available by request. Contact your local Community Center for details.
Since 2006, John G. Picerne’s foundation, Corvias Foundation, has awarded over $5 million in scholarships and educational grants to children and spouses of active-duty service members. This year, the Foundation awarded $100,000 in educational grants to spouses of active-duty service members, including the following:
Sara Devine is pursuing a Master’s degree in Special Education with a certification in Secondary Education at Kansas State University. Mrs. Devine currently works as a para-educator in a middle school special education classroom and looks forward to eventually having her own classroom. Her husband is Sgt. John Devine of the Charlie Company, 1-1 Brigade Special Troops Battalion of the U.S. Army.
Jenna Osterman is pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work from Washburn University. Mrs. Osterman is dedicated to helping others and wants to be a family advocate for the Army. She currently works at a non-profit homeless shelter. Her husband is 2nd Lt. William Jordan of the 1st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st ABCT, 1 ID of the U.S. Army.
Wendy Therkelsen is a sophomore pursuing an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology at Brown Mackie College-Salina. Mrs. Osterman has worked in a veterinary office for the past 9 years and looks forward to expanding her career. Her husband is Master Sgt. Jason Therkelsen of the OPS Company, DHHB of the U.S. Army.
Leslie Valencia is a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Wichita State University. Mrs. Valencia will be the first in her family to graduate from college and she looks forward to starting her nursing career. Her husband is Spc. Edgar E. Valencia Jr. of the HHC 1st Engineer Battalion of the U.S. Army.
Bike riding is a lot of fun, but accidents can happen. That's why it's so important for you and your children to wear bike helmets each time you ride a bike, even for short rides. The helmet should have a sticker that says it meets standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and should fit properly. It should not be too small or too big or be worn with a hat. It should be worn level and cover the forehead. The straps should always be fastened and snug enough that you can't pull or twist the helmet around on your head.
If your child doesn’t love his bike helmet, encourage him to personalize it with some of his favorite stickers. Reflective stickers are a great choice because they look cool and make the rider more visible to vehicle drivers.
The Corvias Military Living annual resident satisfaction survey will begin in October and will continue into November. Surveys are conducted by SatisFacts, an independent property management research firm.
SatisFacts will contact residents by email to complete a brief online survey. While participation is voluntary, your feedback is appreciated so we can work to improve your experience. Please contact your Community Office for more information.
Do you sometimes feel that no matter how many loads of laundry you do, more piles of clothes keep appearing even before you’re finished? Try this system to make laundry more efficient and less time-consuming.
- If you wash fewer than five loads per week, select one day to finish the entire process: sorting, laundering, folding, ironing and storing.
- If you have several loads, try a daily system, strictly adhering to a morning or evening routine and doing one or two loads per day.
- Keep all products you will need close at hand.
- Set aside space for a “repair center” for clothes that need new buttons, alterations or mending. Then make all the fixes in one sitting.
- Keep a small dish nearby to collect coins, buttons, and other items found in pockets.
- Go to the dry cleaner on the same day each week to cut down on multiple trips.
- Find a comfortable area to fold clothes. Recruit family members to help. (And good luck with that.)
How can you save energy and keep your clothes wrinkle-free? Iron fabrics that require a cooler iron first and work up to those requiring higher heat. An iron heats faster than it cools. You use less energy and it’s quicker to go from low to high than the reverse.