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Houndstales July 2014 Newsletter

Community Events

  • Get Pizza for $5
    from Dominos
    – Every Wednesday come out to the Briarwood Clubhouse from 4:30pm – 7:30pm and enjoy fresh, hot pizza from Dominos!
  • Fourth of July Splash and Bash – Friday, July 4th. Join us for a fun packed Independence Day celebration at the Huntsman Pool. There will be a cookout beginning at noon. Enjoy free hot dogs and chips while they last! $1 Snow Cones, other cool treats and concessions will be offered by the Hethwood Market. Drinks will only cost 50 cents. We will have a variety of games, relay races, water balloons, coin money toss and THE BIG SPLASH contest! Pools will close at 6:00pm on July 4th. Due to the added treats guest fees will be $5 per guest.
  • Kid’s Movie Night – Friday, July 11th, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Come out to watch Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and snack on popcorn and Kool Aid. Parents please accompany your children.
  • Senior Citizen Summer Southern Luncheon – Wednesday, July 16th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Huntsman Clubhouse. Join us for fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad and watermelon! Please RSVP to 552-5252 by Friday July 11th.
  • Late Night Swim – Friday, July 18th, from 8:00pm – 9:30pm at the Briarwood Pool. Come on out and enjoy a nice evening swim. Weather permitting.
  • Popsicles by the Pools – Saturday, July 26th, starting at 2:00pm at the Briarwood and Huntsman Pools. Cool off in the afternoon with a refreshing popsicle and a dip in the pool. While supplies last.
  • Evening Pizza and Swim – Tuesday, July 29th, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Huntsman Pool. Come out and enjoy a nice evening swim and snack on pizza. Weather permitting and while supplies last.

Community Winners

  • Our Pizza of Choice Dinner 
    Eman Badr
  • Hethwood Market Winner 
    Rangaswammy Muniappan
  • Congratulations Laurel Kuehnel
    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

  • Blacksburg Farmers Market – Every Saturday 10am - 2pm and Wednesdays from 2pm-7pm. Support local farmers with your purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Located at 100 Draper Road in Blacksburg.
  • Hethwood Market Come out to the Hethwood Market on Monday nights for BBQ, Tuesdays and Wednesday for take out dinners, and Thursday 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.

Extermination Schedule

7/3/14 - 100-900 buildings
7/7/14 - 1000-1900 buildings
7/10/14 - 2000-2700 buildings
7/14/14 - 2800-3600 buildings
7/17/14 - 3700-4500 buildings
7/21/14 - 4600-5500 buildings
7/24/14 - 5600-6300 buildings
7/28/14- 6400- 7200 buildings

Want Some Cash?

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

EDGAR Boxes and Goodwill Pick Up’s

Moving out and have things you no longer need? Now through August 25th, Goodwill will have extra EDGAR boxes that are located on Foxhunt Lane, Blue Ridge Drive and in the parking lot at the Briarwood Pool.

To donate larger items, such as furniture, please call (540) 524-0079 or stop by their truck that will be at Cardinal Court/Blue Ridge Drive from 11am – 4pm on these dates:

July 12th and 26th, and August 8th.

When you donate to Goodwill you are helping youth, adults, and seniors with disabilities, disadvantages, and those who have lost their job due to company closing or layoff get back to work and gain greater independence. Make a difference….Donate today!

Our Fan Page is for You!

Check out our Facebook Page Hethwood Apartment Homes on July 15th for awesome events! You don’t want to miss out!

How is Our Service?

We want to hear about your Foxridge & Hethwood Apartment Homes

Complete a survey at our website. Feedback results are very important to us at Foxridge & Hethwood Apartment Homes; in many cases we make changes in response to your input, and we would like the opportunity to ensure we are continually exceeding your expectations.

Enjoy the Briarwood Sundeck

We are excited to offer an area where you can lounge, relax, catch some rays, or have a picnic. Come out to relax and enjoy the Sundeck even when the pool is closed.

Pool Information

Pool Hours:

Huntsman Pool: 11am-6pm Daily

Briarwood Pool: 12pm-8pm Daily ( w/lap swim M-F 11am-12pm and 6pm-7pm)

Please note: As we start the swimming season, we may be working on an abbreviated schedule (during the weekdays) until all of our lifeguards are out of college and high school. Rest assured we will open the pool as much as possible. Please feel free to call the Hethwood office if you have questions at 552-5252. Thanks!

Swim Lesson Information

All swim lessons will be held at the Huntsman pool unless otherwise stated. Anyone participating in Hethwood swim lessons must sign a Hethwood Foundation Activity Waiver and pay for the class at the Hethwood Foundation prior to the registration deadline of July 18th for the 2nd session. Spaces are limited. Payments may be made via personal check or exact cash. Due to extra fees, debit and credit cards are not accepted. Hethwood residents- $30.00 Non-Residents - $40.00. Please call the Hethwood Foundation for any questions at 552-5252.

Hatha Yoga Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Huntsman Clubhouse. Cost for classes: $5 per class for Hethwood/Foxridge Residents This class is appropriate for a variety of ages and levels.

We are pleased that instructor Nicole Paglialonga will continue with our Hatha Yoga classes here in Hethwood. Kindly show your driver’s license with your Hethwood or Foxridge address and you will get the special class rate of $5. We are excited to have Nicole continue as an instructor for our neighborhood class. Please remember to bring your own mat and feel free to email Nicole if you are new or have questions at The_Violinist29@hotmail.com or call the Hethwood office at 552-5252.

Enjoy the New Pergola, Grilling Area and Cornhole

We are excited to offer a nice area where you can play some fun games of regulation Cornhole, picnic, or cook out on the grill. The Hethwood Foundation has sets of sturdy Cornhole bags you can purchase for $25. Enjoy! Located off Hunters Mill Road.

Keeping Your
Home Cool

Your air-conditioner like yourself has to work harder in these temperatures to cool you. With temperatures being in the high 90’s or higher there are a few items you may want to consider when setting the temperature on your thermostat. Also remember to notify the office as soon as you notice an issue with your system. Most issues don’t get better the longer the system runs.

A few things to consider while setting your thermostat:

  • Keep your blinds closed during the day to keep the sun and heat out.
  • Keep all of your windows closed and only open the door to enter or exit
  • Your A/C system can only cool to a certain point. Some systems may not be able to cool your home down to below 74 degrees.
  • Keep your A/C running while you are not home. Turning off the system while you are not home will cause the system to run for hours before cooling your home. This also puts added stress on the system and may make it fail prematurely.
  • Only raise the temperature 5-10 degrees while you are out. That way it will be comfortable when you return and won’t take as long to cool to your normal temperature.
  • The A/C systems of those residents on the top floor or on the afternoon sun side of the building will have to run more to cool their home.
  • Your A/C system will run longer in these temperatures. It is more difficult to cool your home in these temperatures.
  • Cooking adds extra heat to your home and will cause the A/C to run longer to remove the extra heat.
  • Take your long steamy showers in the morning or very late at night. It will be easier for the A/C system to remove the steam and extra heat while the outside temperatures are lower.

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