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Houndstales April 2016 Newsletter

Renewal Notices

SAVE on moving costs and lock in your renewal rate by renewing your lease today!!

Thank you for your residency in the Hethwood Community! We are excited to have the opportunity to serve you for another year. If your lease ends in August, your renewal deadline is quickly approaching. A fully signed renewal lease is due 120 days prior to your lease end date! Please contact the Welcome Center by phone or email, online at http://www.hethwoodliving.com/renewal-intention.html or stop by during office hours if you have any questions regarding your apartment home or lease options. The Welcome Center will be hosting a Renewal Open House, April 1 - 5, 2016! Stop by during the Renewal Open House pick up your renewal lease and walk out with a great gift from Hethwood Apartment Homes! For more details, please contact the Welcome Center.

Community Events

  • Safety Day Thursday, April 7th from 5 – 6 pm in the Briarwood Clubhouse Parking Lot. Come out to meet your local Blacksburg Police Department, Rescue Squad and Fire Department. Bring your kids by to get an ID kit provided by Liberty Mutual and to explore the cool cars! Weather Permitting and availability of the Blacksburg Police Department, Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
  • Basketball Tournament Friday, April 8th, starting at 2 pm. Foxridge is hosting its annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament at the courts behind the 1200 building. You must be over 16 and register at the Welcome Center by April 5th. A waiver must be signed by all participants. A prize will be awarded to the winning team!
  • Kids Movie Night Friday, April 8th starting at 7 pm - ???? at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Movie: The Good Dinosaur. Rated: PG. We’ll enjoy drinks and snacks while supplies last! Parents/Guardians please accompany children.
  • Senior Bingo & Dessert Thursday, April 14th from 2 – 3 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Join the Hethwood Foundation team and enjoy fun games of bingo, fun prizes and tasty desserts! Please register by April 11th with the Hethwood Foundation (540) 552-5252.
  • DMV 2 Go Monday, April 18th, 9 am – 4 pm in the Briarwood Clubhouse Parking Lot. We will have DMV’s wireless office on wheels to assist you with many things; applying for a new ID card, your driver’s license, updating your address, and many more options!
  • Hethwood Spring Yard Sale Saturday, April 23rd 7 am – Noon. Come on out and sell items you don’t need anymore and maybe you will find deal on something you do need! This yard sale will be held on the lawn area in front of the Hethwood Square Shopping Center - Close to the entrance off Hethwood Blvd. We will advertise in the Roanoke Times – The Burgs section. Please call and register with the Hethwood Foundation at 552-5252 by the 21st. As always, we appreciate Lester Development for allowing us to use the lawn area. We are always careful to follow their policy of “no cars on the grass.” Rain cancels.
  • Carry Out Dinner Friday, April 29th starting at 5 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Stop by for dinner, while supplies last!
  • Hatha Yoga Class Every Monday & Wednesday from 7 – 8 pm; every 2nd & 4th Tuesday come to the Huntsman Clubhouse and enjoy a relaxing Hatha Yoga class from 6 – 7 pm w/instructor Kacy McAllister. This class is appropriate for a variety of ages and levels. Kindly show your driver’s license with your Hethwood or Foxridge address and you will get the special class rate of $5. Please remember to bring your own mat and feel free to email organizer and instructor Nicole Paglialonga if you are new or have questions at The_Violinist29@hotmail.com or call the Hethwood Foundation at 552-5252.
  • Hethwood Market Nights Every Tuesday come out to the Briarwood Clubhouse from 5 – 7 pm, and enjoy a Pulled Pork or Beef BBQ sandwich, chips, and a cookie for $5! Accepting cash and credit cards! *Other sandwiches may be offered*
  • Get Pizza for $5 from Dominos Every Wednesday come out to the Briarwood Clubhouse from 4:30 – 7:30 pm, and enjoy fresh, hot pizza from Dominos!
  • Health & Wellness Talks A series of Health & Wellness talks by certified Holistic Wellness instructor Erin Doty Senger. Held in the Huntsman Clubhouse on Thursdays the 14th & 28th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. FREE to all Hethwood & Foxridge residents, $10 per class for non-residents! Preregistration is required call the Hethwood Foundation at (540) 552-5252 sign up early space is limited. Sorry no refunds except in the event of cancellation

Community Winners

  • Our Pizza of Choice Dinner 
    Li Chen
  • Hethwood Market Winner 
    Sara Beth Dodson
  • Congratulations Cassidy Grimsley
    you are the Resident of the Month!

To enter into the drawing for the monthly community winners please stop by the Welcome Center and submit an entry form. Drawings take place on the 15th of each month. You must be a current resident to win.

Career Opportunities

HHHunt Careers – We are currently hiring Full-Time and Part-Time positions here at Foxridge & Hethwood Apartment Homes. Click here for more information.

Be a lifeguard! We are now accepting applications online for lifeguards for the 2016 pool season. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and have a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard certification or equivalent. Applications can but submitted by visiting the Hethwood Foundation website at www.hethwoodfoundation.com. Contact the Hethwood Foundation office if you have any questions at 552-5252 with questions about the application process or about Lifeguard training. Pay is $8-$11/hr. depending on experience.

Domino’s Blacksburg is Hiring Delivery Experts! Are you ready to be part of the action? Do you like money in your pocket? Domino’s Pizza drivers are paid cash nightly, which includes: tips and mileage reimbursement! Our driver position is an excellent start to learn about the delivery business, customer service, and the creation of a great product. Domino’s Pizza! We are committed to promoting from within: most of our managers started as drivers! Take charge of your career in a drive role and learn valuable skills to take to other position within Domino’s Pizza! Valid Drivers License, Proof of Liability Insurance, Positive Attitude, Customer Service Oriented, Basic Math Skills, Hours: FT-PT flex, and 18 years of age. Apply at jobs.dominos.com or visit the store for an application.

Out and About in Blacksburg Events

  • United Way Spring Food Drive – April 1 – April 11 please help stock the United Way food pantry in Christiansburg with food for NRV Families! They are in need of Instant Potatoes, Canned Ravioli, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cereal, Oatmeal, Canned Vegetables & Fruit, Canned Meats, Granola Bars, Ramen Noodles, Soup & Crackers and Rice. The Welcome Center will have food donation boxes ready for your donation during this time! Thank you for you help and support!
  • Art Walk – Friday April 1, please join us for an evening of art in downtown Blacksburg. Gallery spaces will participate in the Art Walk which is FREE and open to all! Rain or shine. The place to be for an evening of arts and culture is Downtown Blacksburg! Hope to see you there. Details available at www.downtownblacksburg.com.
  • 3.2 for 32 Run in Remembrance – April 16, 9:43am - On this day, the Virginia Tech community reflects on the vibrant lives of the 32 students and faculty who were tragically taken from us on April 16, 2007. This community run/walk throughout the campus of VT strives to bring fellow Hokies together, to feel the support of the community, and to celebrate the lives of our friends and family members. Visit recsports.vt.edu to volunteer or to register to run/walk in the event.
  • Arbor Day Calling all volunteers! Come help make Blacksburg greener by planting trees on town-owned properties. Bring a shovel and get ready to get dirty. Individuals and groups are welcome. Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. - noon, rain or shine, starting at the Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Tree Nursery, 615 Patrick Henry Dr. Planting sites will vary. For more information and/or to schedule your group to participate, contact Travis Coad, Outdoor Supervisor, at 540-961-1133 or tcoad@blacksburg.gov.
  • Shred-A-Thon – Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. - noon, 615 Patrick Henry Dr. Bring your papers for shredding. Reduce the risk of identity theft and keep recyclable paper out of the landfill. For more information, please contact the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling at 540-961-1806 or recycle@blacksburg.gov.
  • Hethwood Market – Come out to the Hethwood Market on Monday nights for BBQ, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for a take out dinner, and Thursdays for pork ribs. Check out the Hethwood Market calendar on their Facebook Page for menus, live local artists, and their planned wine/beer tastings from local vineyards and breweries.

VT Community Happenings

Are you a VT student, faculty or staff? Check this out:

Affordable Outdoor Trips April 1, 10, 15, 16, 19, 24, 30

Go backpacking, caving, rock climbing, stand-up paddle boarding, and more with Venture Out at an affordable price this month! Visit recsports.vt.edu/VentureOut to see the full schedule and to register.

Community Construction

The gas utility company, Atmos, is working throughout our Foxridge & Hethwood Community on a necessary upgrade to the gas lines. Thank you for your patience and pardon the mess while they complete their work.

Want Some Cash?

Are your friends looking for an Hethwood and we will give you $50. Contact the Welcome Center for details!

Our Fan Page is for You!

Check out our Facebook Fan Page Hethwood Apartment Homes every Wednesday! You don’t want to miss out to be a Hump Day winner! Look on the Fan Page, April 12th to play some trivia about one of our team members!

Extermination Schedule

Monday, April 4: 13600 - 14600
Thursday, April 7:
8300 – 9000
Monday, April 11:
9100 – 10000
Thursday, April 14:
10100 – 10800
Monday, April 18:
10900 – 11800
Thursday, April 21:
11900 – 12600
Monday, April 25:
12700 – 13500
Thursday, April 28:
7300 - 8200

Dog Reminder

As the weather gets warmer, we encourage residents to take advantage of the nature trails. For the safety and well-being of all residents, and in accordance with the Pet Policy and Blacksburg Town Ordinance, please remember that all dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Please also remember to pick up after your pet so we can keep our community clean and enjoyable for everyone.

Weed Control & Fertilization

Tru-Green will be coming to complete spring weed control & fertilization of the common areas. Please watch for the Tru-Green warning flags to stay off the grass. All chemicals used are EPA approved and, as always, SDS information sheets will be available in the Hethwood Foundation office.

Blacksburg Transit

The Blacksburg Transit has launched their BT Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RideBT and Twitter account @Ride_BT. Be sure to “like” and “follow” them on social media for the most up to date information!

We Want To Know! Your Opinion Matters!

Your opinion matters. We are grateful to have you as a resident and want to make sure we are living up to your expectations. Let your voice be heard by taking a few moments to compete a short survey that will be emailed to you from our partner, J Turner Research. You will only be surveyed twice per year, and you will automatically be entered in a drawing to win $500! Thank you!

Check Out Rent Café!

With Rent Café, residents are able to submit online payments and service requests without having to leave home, so register your account today! If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the Welcome Center.

Hethwood Communities | 750 Hethwood Blvd., 100G Blacksburg, VA 24060

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