- Want to know what is happening in your neighborhood?
- Gate Access Changes at Fort Riley
- Spring Lawn Treatments
- What to do when you’re ready to move?
- Green Corner
- Getting Your Picky Eater to Try Healthy Foods
- Educational Grants for spouses of active-duty service members
- Spring Cleaning
- Car Seat Safety Check
- Spring forward: Daylight saving time to begin
- Power Outages on Post
- Spur your kids’ creativity
- Submit Work Orders Online
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.
- Mar. 4: Ware Elementary Welcome Meeting
- Mar. 8: Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m.
- Mar. 13: Story Hour, 10:30 a.m. Colyer Forsyth Community Center
Fort Riley is becoming more secure over the next few months. Read more about the upcoming changes here.
Our lawn care service provider will be applying a liquid weed control and pre-emergent treatment to lawns in February and March, as weather conditions allow. Check your Community Calendar to see when your home will be treated.
Treatment areas will include all landscape beds, front and side yards of all homes as well as community entry areas. To make the application process as efficient as possible, we ask that you please remove all personal items from your front and side yard turf areas.
During the application and while the treatment is drying, a yellow flag will be placed in each yard to signify that there is a turf application in progress. Please allow the treatment to dry and wait for the flag to be removed by our lawn care professionals before allowing children and pets on the treated areas. The treatment application is not harmful to your family or pets. The drying period will heighten the effectiveness of the treatment and help you avoid tracking the material into your home.
The product labels and material safety data sheets will be available at your Community Office for further information on the products used.
Getting ready to PCS? Deploy? Retire? Make sure to stop by the Community Office to provide a 30-day notice, along with a copy of your orders.
Ensure you have a smooth transition by following these steps once you are ready to move:
- Complete a Notice to Vacate Form at least 30 days prior to move out and submit to the Community Office
- Schedule your pre-inspection with the Community Office team
- Contact the Community Office at least three days prior to your move-out date to schedule your move-out inspection
- All personal items should be removed from the home and the home should be left surface clean
If you have any questions about the move-out process, please stop by or call the Community Office and we’ll walk you through it.
Make sure your thermostat fan is set to "auto" instead of "on." This will ensure your home heats or cools only when necessary.
March is National Nutrition Month. The focus of National Nutrition Month is to encourage healthy eating and physical activity habits. As a parent, making sure that our children eat right is one of the biggest concerns. With hectic schedules it is easy to turn to unhealthy choices out of convenience, especially when you have a picky eater.
Many experts agree on these five “tricks” to help get your favorite picky eater to try new, healthy foods:
(1) Don't make a big deal about it. If you announce "We're going to try something new tonight," your child will just translate that as "This is going to be disgusting; prepare to hate it." Instead, just set the plate down and let your kid explore it for herself.
(2) Make it fun. You've seen the cute pics: pancakes topped with smiley fruit faces, grilled cheese served in cookie-cutter shapes. Another winner is anything dunkable: Offer peanut butter or yogurt to dip fruit into, or some ranch dressing to go with steamed vegetables.
(3)Make it familiar. Incorporate the healthy stuff into dishes you know your child likes. If your child loves pizza, try adding vegetables. Got a muffin fan? Make a batch with blueberries or grated zucchini or carrots. Chicken-nugget chomper? Bake them with whole-grain bread crumbs.
(4) Talk it up. A kid couldn't care less about cholesterol or heart disease, but he will take notice if you tell him that doughnut won't give him enough energy to climb the jungle gym or keep up with his friend in the swimming pool.
(5) Eat it yourself. If you won't touch anything green, why should they? If they see you enjoying a big salad or a fish dish, they just may come around (well, eventually).
You can also reach out to your local nutritionist via your health care provider.
Are you a military spouse with dreams of completing your college degree? Visit corviasfoundation.org for more information and to apply for a $5,000 Educational Grant.
Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people. It is an ideal time to check our homes and yards for dangerous materials and unsafe conditions and to spend the time to protect our families and our property.
The Fort Riley Fire and Emergency Services would like to offer safety tips when it comes to spring cleaning.
- Check your house for any stored papers, magazines, or any other combustible materials you don’t need. Pay special attention to areas around your furnace, hot water heater, fire place and clothes dryer. Keep the area under your stairs clear of combustibles as well.
- Check your clothes dryer for proper venting- make sure vent flap operates properly and vent pipe is not restricted. Always use a lint filter, and make sure the lint filter is cleaned after every load of laundry.
- Properly discard any toxic or flammable materials you no longer need. Never mix any flammable or toxic materials together. Place the remaining materials up high and out of children’s reach. Make sure that any paint or any other flammable materials is not stored near a heat source. Do not throw any rags that are soaked with flammables in the garbage.
- Keep yards cleared of leaves, debris, and other combustible rubbish.
- Make sure you clean your BBQ grill and check for leaks, breaks, and other wear and tear. Make sure that you never store propane inside your home or garage.
- While using your grill make sure it’s away from your home and not under an overhang and used only outdoors
- Check smoke detectors and change the battery if necessary. Check fire extinguisher for proper type and placement. Make and practice a fire escape plan now and involve everyone in the home.
Fort Riley Emergency Services provides free car seat safety inspections. To set up an inspection contact Mr. May at 240-3713 or Mr. Watson at 240-6241. Walk-in inspections are conducted provided staff is available at building 1020, Monday through Friday, 7am to 4pm.
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on March 8. Set all clocks forward one hour. It is also a good time to test smoke detectors. If alarm does not sound, contact your Community Office immediately
Corvias Military Living will always inform residents of scheduled power outages. These notices generally include the day the outage is scheduled and how long you should expect the power to be off so you can plan accordingly.
If an unplanned power outage occurs, please be patient. The Directorate of Public Works (utility provider) has crews responding to an outage almost as soon as one occurs. To report an outage, please contact your Community Office. In the event a shelter is set up, Corvias will send an email notification to residents. If you have a mobile device you can access the Fort Riley Garrison Facebook page for updates during an outage.
Most parents want to raise children who are bright and creative. If you’re looking for ways to spark your kids’ imagination, try these simple strategies:
- Bring kids into the kitchen. Encourage your children to help you pick recipes, gather ingredients, and make meals and snacks. They’ll enjoy helping, and you can experiment with different ingredients and arrangements to make something new.
- Get out the blocks. Simple toys like building blocks allow children to put together their own towers, castles, and other structures, teaching them to let their imagination soar.
- Put on a show. Ask your kids to dress up and act out a made-up scene, or something they’ve seen in a movie. Encourage them to improvise. Play games like charades, sing songs as a family, and put on a talent show when groups get together.
- Do some artwork. Keep a set of watercolors and other paints on hand, as well as crayons, colored pencils, construction paper, clay, and the like. Praise your children’s artistic talent and give them the time and space to develop their creativity.
Did you know you can submit work requests online? Corvias Military Living offers an online work order submission for routine work orders. Always call your community office immediately if your work order is an emergency.