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Houndstales December 2015 Newsletter

Renewal Notices

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 during the months of May, June, July, or August, your renewal deadline is quickly approaching so be on the lookout for renewal notices. A fully signed renewal lease is due 120 days prior to your lease end date! Please contact the Welcome Center by phone or email, 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, December 1st – 4th with PLINKO! Everyone who returns their renewal notice during the Renewal Open House will get to play PLINKO to win a great prize so be sure to look out for your renewal notice and stop by!!!

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

Community Events

  • Breakfast/Snack at the Welcome Center Visit the Welcome Center and pick up breakfast/snack Tuesday, December 1 – Friday, December 4 starting at 9 – 10 am or while supplies last!
  • Pictures with Santa Thursday, December 10th 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Mark your calendars for the 10th because Santa Claus is coming to Hethwood! He will be at the clubhouse for pictures with Hethwood children of all ages. Parents bring your camera for some great pictures! Please limit your time, as Santa has lots of children to see. Fun crafts will be available for the kids to make while waiting for their turn. Please bring 2 cans/boxes of food to be donated to the local food pantry. This food will be used to help many needy families in Montgomery County.
  • Kids Movie Night Friday, December 11th starting at 7 pm - ???? at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Movie: Inside Out. Rated: PG. We’ll enjoy popcorn and Kool Aid while supplies last! Parents/Guardians please accompany children.
  • Exam Study Break Sunday, December 13th 8 – 9 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Take a break from your exams and munch out on some pizza, snacks and sodas. Good luck on exams and congrats to our graduating seniors!
  • Senior Citizen Lunch and BingoWednesday, December 16th Noon – 2 pm at the Huntsman Clubhouse. Join the Hethwood team for a tasty lunch. After lunch enjoy some fun games of bingo with fun prizes. Please register by Thursday, December 10th at the Hethwood Foundation 540.552.5252.
  • Pet Pictures with SantaThursday, December 17th 6 – 7 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Bring your camera and your special furry friend for a photo op with Santa! Please call 540.552.5252 by 4 pm on the 16th to reserve your time slot. All pets must be leashed and under owner control at all times. No reptiles please. Please bring 2 cans/boxes of food to be donated to the local food pantry. This food will be used to help the many needy families here in Montgomery County.
  • Hatha Yoga Class– Every Monday & Wednesday from 7 – 8 pm; every other Tuesday come to the Huntsman Clubhouse and enjoy a relaxing Hatha Yoga class from 6 – 7 pm w/new 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 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* (No Hethwood Market Night on 12/22 and 12/29 due to the holiday).
  • 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! (No Domino’s Night on 12/23 & 12/30 due to the holiday).

Community Winners

  • Our Pizza of Choice Dinner 
    Casey Heron
  • Hethwood Market Winner 
    David McCann
  • Congratulations Alexander Edwards
    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.

Out and About in
Blacksburg Events

  • 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.
  • United Way Holiday Hunger Assistance As the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to fall, we can see the beauty of our community all around us, and are reminded that the holidays are almost here. This time of year also comes with many opportunities to help the people around us who may be hurting. This year, United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd has teamed up with partner charities; Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP), Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread and Floyd County Emergency Assistance Program (FCEAP). The four charities have teamed up to provide local families with a Holiday dinner box filled with Holiday dinner essentials. United Way will be collecting food donations now until mid-December. Last year, by uniting together, we were able to serve 731 individuals with a Thanksgiving meal box and 398 individuals with a Christmas meal box! That is 1,129 smiling faces and full stomachs! Donations can be dropped-off at the United Way office in downtown Christiansburg, located at 111 West Main Street. Drop-off hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Fridays from 8:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. If you are interested in volunteering, making a contribution, or starting a food drive, please contact the United Way office at info@unitedwaynrv.org or (540) 381-2066.
  • The Montgomery County Christmas Store Is having an “Undies Drive” to collect new underwear in all sizes for children and teens (2T-XL Teens). The goal is to provide 5 pairs of undies for children that qualify to shop at the Christmas Store in December. To meet this goal we need to collect 10,000 pairs of underwear for boys and girls! “Drop your Drawers” off at The Montgomery County Christmas Store.

Snow/Ice Removal

In case of inclement weather, please park your cars at least three feet away from the edge of the sidewalk so that the Service Team will be able to remove any accumulating snow/ice.

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!

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.

Special Holiday Gift Campaign

Let’s make the holidays better for our neighbors! Foxridge team members, residents, and partnering vendors have been coming together for the past 27 years and helping those less fortunate through the “Special Holiday Gift” program. All donations will directly impact our community with 100% of the donations benefiting local non-profits. Our goal is to raise $1728 together to help the following organizations: Women’s Resource Center, Montgomery County Christmas Store, NRV Senior Services, The Montgomery County Humane Society, and The Angel Tree. Donations will be accepted at the Foxridge Welcome Center until December 5th.

How would you like a $150 Visa Gift Card just by helping your community? Stop by and participate in our gift card raffle for your chance to win either a $150 or $100 Visa Gift Card. All raffle ticket sales will be contributed to the “Special Holiday Gift” program.

We welcome and encourage everyone to contribute. Thank you in advance for your support!

Complimentary Carpet Cleaning

Complimentary carpet cleaning is currently being offered until the end of March. To qualify you must have lived in your apartment home for six months and have at least three months remaining on your lease.

Please call the Welcome Center at 951-1221 to schedule your carpet cleaning. Space is limited, so reserve your spot TODAY!

**Any appointments not kept by the resident or cancelled within 72 hours of the appointment will be charged a $25 rescheduling fee.**

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.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center will be closed Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, December 27. Please place any correspondence in the drop box. If you have an emergency, please call 540-951-1223. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Fitness Center will be closed for the Holiday on Wednesday, December 23 through Friday, December 25 and Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1. The fitness center will re-open for regular hours (10 am – 9 pm) on Saturday, December 26 and (1 – 9 pm) on Sunday, December 27 and regular hours on January 2 and 3.

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.

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 Lability 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.

VT Community Happenings

Youth Open House December 5, 9:30 am – 2 pm in War Memorial Hall Virginia Tech Rec Sports is offering a FREE opportunity for children to try 20 minute samples of each of our youth program formats: children's gymnastics, swim, yoga and Zumba. Stop by War Memorial Hall on December 5 so they can test it out! You do not have to be affiliated with Virginia Tech in any way to register for our youth programs. Visit recsports.vt.edu for details.

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

Free Exam Week of Fitness December 11-16 in War Memorial Hall & McComas Hall Rec Sports is excited to offer you free Group X classes, free Small Group Training formats, and free Instructional Dance classes during exam week. Exercise is an excellent way to relieve stress and a healthy way to spend a study break. Grab a friend and try any fitness format for free December 11-16 in McComas Hall and War Memorial Hall! No fitness pass required.

Ugly Sweater Photo Contest

Calling all residents who think they have the ugliest holiday sweater! Show off your horrible holiday looks and submit your photos to info@foxridgeliving.com. Include your name and apartment number for your chance to win a prize. Pictures should be submitted starting on December 1st – 5th. A photo release form will need to be completed, please stop by the Welcome Center to complete yours! The winner will be announced on our Facebook Fan Page!

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!

Want Some Cash?

Are your friends looking for an apartment home? Refer a friend to Hethwood and we will give you $50! Contact the Welcome Center for details!

Safety Tips

As darkness comes earlier in the evenings it is important to remember a few key pedestrian safety tips.

  • When possible use sidewalks or trails and do not walk in the roadways. Always use crosswalks when available.
  • If a sidewalk, trail or crosswalk is not available walk in the roadway closest to the curb and look both ways before crossing the street.
  • If it is necessary to walk in roadways, walk facing oncoming traffic.
  • If walking after dusk wear light colored clothing or a reflective vest to be more visible to motorists.
  • Put down your cell phones and avoid wearing your headphones if it is necessary to walk in the roadway. Using these can distract you from what is going on around you.

Courtesy of the Blacksburg Police Department, the Welcome Center has Safety Tips information available. You may also check it out on our website at: http://www.foxridgeliving.com/pdf/Blacksburg-Police-Dept-Safety-Tips.pdf.

Our Fan Page is for You!

Check out our Facebook Fan Page Hethwood Apartment Homes every Wednesday! You don’t want to miss out!

Heat Reminder

As the weather gets colder please ensure that the thermostats are set at a minimum temperature of 60 degrees. This minimum temperature must be maintained to prevent pipes from freezing and causing damage to your apartment as well as other apartments in the building.

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