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Houndstales December 2018 Newsletter

Community Events

  • Kids Movie Night Saturday, December 1st, starting at 7 pm in the Huntsman Clubhouse. Celebrate the holiday season with a holiday themed movie, snacks, and drinks. Parents/Guardians please accompany children. While supplies last.
  • Reading Day Carry OutThursday, December 6th starting at 11 am at the Welcome Center. Take a break from studying and pick up lunch! While Supplies last.
  • Pictures with Santa Thursday, December 6th, from 5:30 – 8 pm at the Huntsman Clubhouse. Bring your camera for a photo op with Santa! Please bring 2 cans/boxes of food to be donated to the local food pantry.
  • Exam Study Break Join us Sunday, December 9th from 8 – 9 pm in the Huntsman Clubhouse. School work got you stressed? Take a break and come grab some pizza, drinks, and snacks (while supplies last)! Good luck on finals and congratulations to our graduating seniors!
  • National Cocoa Day Thursday, December 13, stop by the Welcome Center starting at 2 pm to pick up some Cocoa! While supplies last.
  • Gift Wrapping Tuesday, December 18th starting at 9 am stop by the Welcome Center to pick up some supplies! While Supplies last.
  • Senior Citizen Luncheon Thursday, December 20th, from Noon – 1 pm in the Huntsman Clubhouse. Join us for a delicious Holiday luncheon! Please register by calling the Hethwood Foundation by December 14th at (540) 552-5252.
  • Hatha Yoga Every Thursday, from 6 – 7:15 pm in the Huntsman clubhouse. Class is appropriate for all ages. Special rate of $5 per class for Foxridge & Hethwood residents. Please remember to bring your own mat and feel free to call the Hethwood Foundation at (540) 552-5252 for information.
  • Goodwill Donations Do you have any lightly used items that you no longer need/want? We have several EDGAR boxes set-up throughout the community that allows donation access 24/7. Feel free to donate your lightly used items!

Out and About in Blacksburg Events

  • United Way Holiday Meal Box Program –  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 Emergency Assistance Program (REAP) 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.

    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.

    Holiday Dinner Box Needs List: Gift Cards for Frozen Turkeys, Canned or Cured Hams, Corn Meal/ Corn Muffin Mix, Canned Veggies, Yams, Stuffing Mix, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Canned Gravy, Canned Milk, Canned Pumpkin and Pie Crust Mix/Dessert Mix.

    If you would like additional information on United Way’s Holiday Meal Box program, please contact United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd at (540) 381-2066 or info@unitedwaynrv.org.
  • TOTS – FREE Side Item! Get an extra FREE side item with your DINE- IN order. Not valid with any other offers or coupons. Expires 12/31/2018.

Complimentary Carpet Cleaning

Complimentary carpet cleaning will be 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 canceled within 72 hours of the appointment will be charged a $25 rescheduling fee.**


Our Fan Page is for You!

Check out our Hethwood Apartment Homes Facebook Fan Page every Wednesday! You don’t want to miss out to be a Hump Day winner!


Community Notice

Recently we have broken ground on our new Amenity Center coming in 2019! During this phase of construction, it is necessary to close the parking lot located near the construction site. The lot will be unusable and a gate will be placed at the entrance, please avoid parking in this lot. Even if the gate is open for construction access, parking is prohibited. Alternate parking can be found along Tall Oaks Drive, Heather Drive or other community parking lots. Vehicles parked in the restricted area can be towed without notice or may be blocked by a locked gate.

Your community is very excited to be able to offer these upgrades. We know that you will find the completion of this project a major improvement that you will be proud of and enjoy. We apologize for any inconvenience and we sincerely appreciate your cooperation.


Ugly Sweater Photo Contest

Calling all residents who think they have the ugliest holiday sweater! Show off your horrible sweater 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 December 10th – December 12th. 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!


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!


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.

Renewal Notice

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 February, March or April your 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, email, online at http://www.hethwoodliving.com/renewalintention.html or stop by during office hours if you have questions regarding your apartment home or lease options.


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 Winners

  • Domino’s Pizza Winner
    Brandon Kim
  • Congratulations Jing Xie,
    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.


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.

Do you have Automatic Payment set up on your Resident Portal for your monthly rent? As a reminder, we ask that you check into your Automatic Payment Set Up once you have signed your new lease. Please be sure that your Automatic Payments do not have an ends date. If you have entered an ends date on your automatic payment, please update the date to your new lease ending date other wise the automatic payment will no longer process after the date provided. The Ends Date field does not require entry and you can leave it blank. Automatic payments will pull between the hours of 12:00 am to 7:00 am on the set date. If you renewed your lease, please be sure to update your payment amount to your new monthly rent amount outlined on your Renewal Lease.

Moving out soon? Please make sure to cancel your monthly rent payments online!

Please contact us at the Welcome Center at 540-951-1221 if you need assistance in this process.


Welcome Center

The Welcome Center will be closed on Thursday December 13th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. The Welcome Center will be closed Saturday, December 22nd – Tuesday, December 25th; Sunday, December 30th; and Tuesday, January 1st. 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 as well on Saturday, December 22nd – Tuesday, December 25th and Sunday, December 30th – Tuesday, January 1st.


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.

VT Student Calling Center is Now Hiring! Serve as an ambassador to Virginia Tech by calling constituents (alumni, parents, and friends of VT). Starting pay: $10/hr. Build your resume: Strong public relations, fundraising, marketing, and communication skills. Network with alumni in varying professions across the United States. Work in a fun and positive environment. Ideal work hours- shifts are from 2-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-9:15 p.m. on Sundays, and from 5:45-9:15 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. To apply: visit jobs.vt.edu and search “Student Caller”.

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.


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.

Special Holiday Gift Campaign

You can help make the holidays better for your neighbors. For 29 years Foxridge residents, staff, and independent contractors have been helping those less fortunate with a program called “A Special Holiday Gift”. We are accepting donations and will continue to through December 5th. We welcome and encourage everyone to contribute. Any amount is appreciated. Currently, we have raised an amazing $1,200 from team members, vendors, and residents! Please bring donations to the Welcome Center 100% of donations will benefit the following organizations: Women’s Resource Center, Montgomery County Christmas Store, NRV Senior Services, The Montgomery County Humane Society, and The Angel Tree. Thank you in advance for all your support!


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.

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

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