- Important dates and online calendar
- Winter weather will be here soon
- Historic Main Post Community Office has a new home
- November fertilizer application
- Traveling for the holidays?
- Browse riley.corviasmilitaryliving.com
- Need money for college?
- Let’s talk turkey
- Time to take out the trash
- Gobbling up fried turkey
- Last chance to win $500!
- Nov. 14 is America recycles day
- Green Corner
- Nov. 1-2 – Military Family Appreciation Weekend
- Nov. 2 – Daylight Savings Time ends (set clocks back one hour)
- Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day, all Corvias Offices closed; Flint Hills Veterans Day Parade, Manhattan 9:30 a.m.
- Nov. 27 – Thanksgiving, all Corvias Offices closed; Trash and recycling service delayed one day
- Nov. 28 – Community Office open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Junction City Christmas Parade 5:30 p.m.; Trash and recycling service delayed one day.
Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
Winter weather in Kansas can be unpredictable at times and we want residents to be informed and prepared for the upcoming winter months.
The time to prepare for winter weather is here. To protect your belongings this winter, following these simple steps:
- Disconnect hose from all outside water faucets now to help avoid frozen pipes.
- If you plan on leaving your home for an extended period of time, keep the heat on to prevent pipes from freezing. Leave your thermostat set between 60 and 65 degrees.
Following a snow or ice storm, Corvias Military Living's contractor will clear or treat all streets, public sidewalks and parking lots in each community. A system is in place to clear main roads first to allow emergency vehicle access and then proceed to clear all residential streets.
We request your patience and help during the times roadways are being treated by limiting travel. Please park vehicles only in approved parking areas and avoid blocking sidewalks.
Residents are encouraged to keep their private porch, sidewalk and driveway free of snow and ice to avoid slips and falls. Complimentary traction control material will be available at your Community Office.
The Historic Main Post Community Office is relocating to 45 Barry Avenue in Carr Hall beginning Nov. 3. Carr Hall is located at the intersection of Huebner Road and Barry Avenue. The telephone number and e-mail address for the office will not change.
Our lawn service provider will apply fertilizer on the following weeks in November:
- Week of Nov. 3: Historic Main Post (fronts, sides, and backs)
- Weeks of Nov. 3 and 10: Colyer Forsyth (fronts, sides, and backs)
- Week of Nov. 10: McClellan Place (fronts and sides)
- Weeks of Nov. 10 and 17: Warner Peterson (fronts and sides)
- Week of Nov. 17: Ellis Heights (fronts and sides)
Following the application, please allow approximately 30 minutes for the treatment to dry before allowing children and pets on the treated areas. This drying period will heighten the effectiveness of the treatment and help you avoid tracking the material into your home.
The treatment application is not harmful to your family or pets. The product labels and material safety data sheets will be available at the Community Office for further information on the products used.
Application is weather dependent, and we will notify residents of any schedule changes.
Remember to keep the heat on! The weather may be nice when you leave, but can quickly change while you are gone. Please leave your thermostat set between 60 and 65 degrees to prevent pipes from freezing. Also, we encourage you to consider registering your home for House Watch with your Community Office. When you register your home, the Community team will make a routine check of the property and can take appropriate actions as needed.
The Corvias Military Living website is a powerful resource for current, as well as incoming residents. On the site you can submit work orders, learn about our communities, and get the latest on the Bark Park and Victory Garden.
The site also offers resources for you and the community. The Resident Feedback Form is your place to let us know how we are doing. The directory and post and community services can help you navigate your way across Fort Riley.
Applications for the 2015 Corvias Foundation $50,000 scholarships and $5,000 educational grants for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after Nov. 1 on the Corvias Foundation website.
Turkey is the traditional choice for Thanksgiving dinner (and Christmas!). As you, your family, and friends sit down to your meal, feast on these facts about this popular poultry:
- What’s in a name? Turkeys are native to North America. According to various sources, the word “turkey” comes from: its Native American name “firkee”; the word “tuka,” the Tamil word for “peacock,” coined by Christopher Columbus when he mistook the bird for a type of peacock (it’s actually a member of the pheasant family); the first birds being shipped to England through the country of Turkey (by the Spanish) and being mistaken for another bird with the same name from Africa. By any name, they’re delicious.
- Yes, turkeys can fly. Wild turkeys, that is. Domestic turkeys are bred and raised to be so heavy they can’t take flight, but wild turkeys can fly at up to 55 mph for short distances. They can also run at a top speed of 20-25 mph.
- Order your turkey early. About 45 million turkeys are consumed every Thanksgiving. The average Thanksgiving turkey weighs about 15 pounds.
Curbside trash, recycling and bulk trash collection are services included at no additional cost for all Corvias Military Living residents. Click your community below to see your schedule:
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, all trash and recycling service typically scheduled for Thursday and Friday (Nov. 27 and 28) will be delayed one day.
Items for collection may be placed curbside no earlier than 5 p.m. the day before pickup and all containers must be returned to storage the same day as collection.
Information on what recyclable items are accepted by the Fort Riley Recycling Center is available on our website as well as details on how to sign up for curbside recycling service.
Turkey is a staple of this time of year. A popular preparation method of this traditional dish is a deep fryer. This can create a delicious bird, but can also be hazardous. Follow these tips to safely prepare your fried turkey.
- Keep your distance: Use propane fryers at least 15 feet from your home. Do not use them in a carport, garage, covered patio or on a deck.
- Be ready: Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby. Never use water to extinguish a grease fire.
- Thaw your turkey: A frozen turkey causes oil splatter which can result in burns or fires.
- Keep everything on the level: Some fryers may easily tip over. Pick a level spot to set up the fryer. Avoid overfilling the fryer with grease for fire prevention.
- Too hot to handle: Keep children and pets away from fryers. Fryers will be hot for several hours after use.
For more tips on fryer safety, visit the Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc. (UL) website here.
Did you know your opinions could win you $500? Last month, you received an email from an independent research firm, SatisFacts, to complete an online survey on how Corvias Military Living is doing.
You should have received the instructions by now. So be sure to double check your mail for a postcard and your email for the survey link from “residentsurveys.com”. The email subject is titled “Corvias Military Resident Satisfaction Survey”, and the deadline to complete the survey is mid-November. Participation is voluntary, but we hope you will provide feedback as Corvias strives to improve your experience as a resident. Everyone who participates will be entered to win a prize. Contact your community office for more information.
The Fort Riley Recycle Center will be celebrating America Recycles Day at the Recycle Center on Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is open to all ID card holders and their families. The Recycling Center will be giving away a Coleman Camping Chair to whoever brings in the most recycling. Additionally tours of the facility and information on Fort Riley’s Recycle Program will be available. Please join the Recycling Center to learn more about how and what items are processed at the center. For more information, please call 785-239-2094.
Gearing up for holiday cooking? Try preparing your whole meal in the oven at the same time. Often you can simultaneously cook foods that have different cooking temperatures. Variations of 25 degrees usually produce favorable cooking results.