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- Snow removal in housing
- Fire safety tips for the holidays
- Corvias employees give back
- Holiday host checklist
- Green corner
- It’s quarterly survey time!
- Live Christmas tree disposal
- Take care of your four-legged friends this winter
- Historic tour of homes
- Looking for ways to pay for college
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- Dec. 5: All Corvias Offices close at 3 p.m.
- Dec. 6: Christkindl Market, Riley’s Conference Center; Historic Tour of Homes
- Dec. 12: Tis the Season, 3 to 6 p.m. at the Colyer Forsyth Community Center
- Dec. 24: Community Offices open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; all other Corvias Offices closed
- Dec. 25: All offices closed; trash and recycling services delayed one day
- Dec. 26: Trash and recycling services delayed one day
We hope you will join in the festivities and celebrate the holiday season with your neighbors and the Corvias team as we host our “Tis the Season,” which is an event for all on-post family housing residents.
Bring the family to the Colyer Forsyth Community Center on Friday, Dec. 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. to enjoy a variety of fun-filled holiday activities. The event will feature holiday crafts and cupcake decorating, holiday-inspired treats, photos with Santa and story times at 4, 4:30 and 5 p.m.
In the spirit of the Holidays, Corvias will also be raffling off prizes for children of all ages in our Mr. and Mrs. Peppermint Room. Residents will also have the opportunity to send deployed service members holiday greeting cards to show your support and appreciation for their sacrifices away from their loved ones during the holiday season. There is no charge to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available at the Community Center located at 22900 Hitching Post Road.
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.
“ Christmas dinner – sitting around the table together and cherishing why we are celebrating Christmas.” -Mrs. Jackson, Historic Main Post resident
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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 with vehicles or snow.
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
During the holiday season, an increase in the use of lights, candles and other decorations pose a fire risk. Read more about how to keep your family and home safe this holiday season. Read more…
In partnership with Corvias Foundation, Corvias employees are the backbone of the Foundation’s Adopt-A-Charity program. It begins with employees volunteering their time and selecting a local charity to support. The charity guides the scope of work to be accomplished during one or more work days, and the volunteer committee makes it happen.
These efforts take place outside of work hours and are entirely a volunteer commitment. The Corvias volunteer team from Fort Riley spent a Saturday in June working at the Community Health Ministry in Wamego. From painting, to adding new office space, building and installing new kitchen cabinet doors, adding a sidewalk, building large cabinets for storage, installing a kitchen sink, garbage disposal and celling fans Team Riley poured their heart and soul into the job.
Corvias Foundation is proud to partner with these employees as they demonstrate Corvias Group’s commitment to generously give back to the communities in which we live and serve.
The Holiday season is approaching and many of you may be having guests to enjoy a festive meal or celebrate the holidays.
We want to make sure your holiday meal goes off without a hitch! We ask that you please ensure all appliances and fixtures are operating properly before your guests arrive. If you have any service requests, please contact your Community Office as soon aspossible. Taking the time to check these items now, will allow us to make any necessary repairs, including ordering parts, before your guests arrive.
Below is a check list of items to check:
- Stove burners - check all of them
- Oven (including broiler)
- Garbage disposal
- Drains - sinks, bath, shower
Performing checks now can save you from having a spoiled holiday gathering.
The next time you reach for a paper towel, consider this - if every household in the US replaced one roll of non-recycled paper towels with a roll of 100% recycled paper towels, we would save 864,000 trees and 3.4 million cubic feet of landfill space.
During the first week of December, 25 percent of Corvias Military Living residents will receive a housing survey via email from the Garrison Commander and Corvias Military Living. This is survey is conducted by Fort Riley’s Residential Communities Initiative Office and is a prime opportunity for you and your family let us know how we are doing in meeting your on-post housing needs.
By completing and returning the survey and the enclosed prize entry form, you are eligible for a drawing to win one of five $100 checks from Corvias Military Living.
We are pleased to provide complimentary disposal of fresh pine trees after the holidays. If you are interested in taking advantage of this service, please place your tree at the curb on the normal trash day. All decorations and lights need to be removed before discarding the tree. As a friendly reminder, all outdoor holiday lights and decorations need to be taken down no later than Jan. 8.
Cold weather can be hard on pets, just like it can be hard on people. Sometimes owners forget that their pets are just as accustomed to the warm shelter of the indoors as they are. Additionally, not all animals are adapted to live outdoors and can lead to serious illness.
Follow these five tips from the American Animal Hospital Association to keep pets warm and safe this winter:
- Take your animals for a winter check-up before winter kicks in. Your veterinarian can check to make sure your pets don't have any medical problems that will make them more vulnerable to the cold.
- Keep your pets inside as much as you can when the mercury drops. If you have to take them out, stay outside with them. When you're cold enough to go inside, they probably are too. If you absolutely must leave them outside for a significant length of time, make sure they have a warm, solid shelter against the wind, thick bedding, and plenty of non-frozen water. Try leaving out a hot water bottle, wrapped in a towel so it won't burn your pet's skin.
- Animals that are not generally in good health shouldn't be exposed to winter weather for a long period of time. Very young and very old animals are vulnerable to the cold as well. Regardless of their health, though, no pets should stay outside for unlimited amounts of time in freezing cold weather. If you have any questions about how long your pet should be out this winter, ask your veterinarian.
- Pets that go outside can pick up rock salt, ice, and chemical ice melts in their foot pads. To keep your pet's pads from getting chapped and raw, wipe her feet with a washcloth when she comes inside.
- When you're outside with your pets during the winter, you can watch them for signs of discomfort with the cold. If they whine, shiver, seem anxious, slow down or stop moving, or start to look for warm places to burrow, they're saying they want to get back someplace warm.
The Historical & Archaeological Society of Fort Riley will host its 31st annual Historic Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 6 from 12 to 4 p.m. Patrons will have access to several holiday-decorated homes and buildings on Main Post. Advance tickets for the tour are $10 per person and can be purchased at the Cavalry Gift Shop, Gatherings on the Prairie, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event at the Custer House or at the Christkindl Market at Riley’s Conference Center.
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 $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants from Corvias Foundation. Applications available online.