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Houndstales July 2016 Newsletter

Community Events

  • Popsicles by the Briarwood Pool Saturday, July 2nd starting at 2 pm at the Briarwood Pool. Cool off at the pool and enjoy a popsicle while supplies last!
  • Fourth of July Splash & Bash Cookout begins at Noon at the Huntsman Pool and the games will end by 4 pm. Enjoy free hot dogs and chips while they last! $1 Sno-Cones, other cool treats and concessions will be offered by the Hethwood Market; only .50 for drinks. Stop by and enjoy the variety of games and the BIG splash contest! Please note, both pools will be closing at 6 pm on July 4th so that our aquatics team can spend time with friends and family. Due to added treats, discount guest passes will not be accepted on 7/4/16. Guest fees will be $5.
  • Hethwood Hurricanes Swim Meet Thursday, July 7th starting at 6 pm at the Briarwood Pool. Stop by and cheer on the Hethwood Hurricanes! The Briarwood pool will close at 3 pm that day to prepare for the meet.
  • Corn Hole Tournament Saturday, July 9th from 2 – 4 pm on the Briarwood Pool Deck. Team sign-ups end at 1:30 pm on the 9th $5 cash buy in per 2-person team. The winning team splits the pot. Contact the Hethwood Foundation for more information 552-5252.
  • Kids Movie Night Friday, July 15th starting at 7 pm - ???? at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Movie: Zootopia. Rated: PG. We’ll enjoy popcorn and drinks while supplies last! Parents/Guardians please accompany children.
  • Senior Luncheon Thursday, July 21st from Noon – 1 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Join the Hethwood Foundation team for BBQ sandwiches, sides and desserts! Please register by July 18th at 5 pm with the Hethwood Foundation 552-5252.
  • Late Night Swim & Make Your Own Ice Cream Friday, July 22nd at the Huntsman Pool starting at 6 pm. Cool off at the pool and have fun making your own ice cream, while supplies last!
  • Ice Cream Cones by the Pool Saturday, July 30th at the Briarwood Pool starting at 2 pm. Cool off at the pool and enjoy an ice cream cone, while supplies last!
  • Hatha Yoga Class Every Thursday from 6 – 7 pm 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 instructor Kacy, Kacy.McAllister@gmail.com if you are new or have questions or call the Hethwood Foundation at 552-5252. There will be no Mon & Wed Yoga in June or July. On 8/8/16 we will start up Mon & Wed Yoga again from 7 – 8 pm. Thursday Yoga will continue as scheduled.
  • 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 pm, and enjoy fresh, hot pizza from Dominos!
  • Friday Evenings at the Huntsman Pool Enjoy Friday evening swims or just kick back and lounge on a chair till 8 pm (weather permitting).

Community Winners

  • Our Pizza of Choice Dinner 
    Naina Sharma
  • Hethwood Market Winner 
    Gregory Irwin
  • Congratulations Marian Wood
    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.

Goodwill Donations

If you’re moving out of your apartment home, please consider donating any lightly used items. We have several EDGAR boxes set-up throughout the community that allow donation access 24/7. Help people in our community get back to work!

Pool Information

Pool Pins:

  1. Persons 16 years or younger that do not have a picture ID or Drivers License. One adult per household should come by, fill out registration forms and pick up the children’s pool pins. Initial pins are free; however, replacement for lost pool pins will cost $2.00, which is nonrefundable. Children will be required to wear pins at all times while using our aquatic facilities.
  2. Adults that do not have a picture ID. Please note that a picture ID may be obtained from the VA DMV. A list of residents will be kept at the pool gate. Adults over 16 years are required to show ID to enter the pool.
  3. Residents may also obtain a pool pin at both pools during normal hours if they are not able to attend the pool pin registration night.

Pool Hours:

Huntsman Pool: 11 am – 6 pm Daily

Briarwood Pool: Noon – 8 pm Daily (w/lap swim M - F 11 am – Noon & 6 – 7 pm)

*Please remember that the above listed dates are subject to change depending on lifeguard availability and the weather.
Rest assured we will open the pool as much as possible. Please feel free to call the Hethwood office if you have questions @ 552-5252. Thanks!*

For all swimming pool policies and information please go to, http://www.hethwoodfoundation.com/pool.htm.

Contact the Hethwood Foundation at 552-5252 for Swim Lessons information.

Both pools will close at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 13th for lifeguard in-service training.

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.
  • You’re 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. You may want to consider going out to eat or getting take-out.
  • 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.

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.

Community Construction

We are currently working in a specific area in our Foxridge & Hethwood Community on a necessary upgrade to the buildings. Thank you for your patience and pardon the mess while we complete our work.

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 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.

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!

Out and About in Blacksburg Events

  • Senior Discount Mondays Head to downtown Blacksburg and to enjoy the 10 am matinee at the Lyric Theatre with FREE popcorn, then grab some lunch or do a little shopping to enjoy wonderful discounts in more than 40 downtown businesses. Every Monday!
  • 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.
  • Art Walk with Breakfast at the Farmers Market July 16 – 9 am – 2 pm. Juried Art Show and sidewalk sale. Free fun chalk art activity for the entire family! http://www.downtownblacksburg.com/events.aspx
  • United Way – United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd would like to ask for your support of our Stuff the Bus Program! Back to school preparation can be a heavy financial burden to many families in our community who are already struggling. The United Way’s Stuff the Bus Program is a month long school supplies drive in our NRV community to raise resources needed to insure local children in need are equipped with the proper materials to succeed at school. The main Stuff the Bus event will be hosted July 30th at Wal-Mart in Christiansburg where you will have the opportunity to “Stuff” an actual school bus from 9 am – 7 pm. The Foxridge & Hethwood Welcome Center will also be a drop off location for our residents during the month of July!

Enjoy the Pergola, Grilling Area and Cornhole

We are excited to offer 2 nice areas where you can play some fun games of regulation Cornhole, picnic, or cook out on the grill. Located off Hunters Mill Road around the 7100 and 9000 buildings. The Hethwood office has sets of sturdy Cornhole bags you can purchase for $25. Enjoy!

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!


Foxridge has provided several recycling collection sites for the use of our residents. Each bin has five compartments: one each for all-aluminum (cans), clear glass, green glass, brown glass and paper. The bins are located at each of these buildings -1000, 2200, 2300, 3000, 4300, 7500, 7600, 11400, 12500, 12800, and 14400. All aluminum cans are molded and have no seams; they are soft with a rounded base and indented top. To recycle these, merely rinse and flatten. Other aluminum items, such as TV dinner and foil pie plates, aluminum foil and aluminum lawn furniture (frame only) are also recyclable. Please do not use this compartment for metals other than aluminum. Not all drink cans are made from aluminum and should be recycled or disposed of in another manner. Glass for recycling should be washed and all metal caps and rings re-moved to be recycled with metals. When glass is recycled, it is broken down and melted, then used in making new bottles and jars.

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!

Extermination Schedule

Tuesday, July 5   100 – 900
Thursday, July 7   1000 – 1900
Monday, July 11   2000 – 2700
Thursday, July 14   2800 – 3600
Monday, July 18   3700 – 4500
Thursday, July 21   4600 – 5500
Monday, July 25   5600 – 6300
Thursday, July 28   6400 – 7200

Dog Reminder

As the weather remains warm, 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.

Fitness Center Hours

The Fitness Center will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of the Holiday. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore to be at Briarwood for Donations

Representatives from Habitat for Humanity ReStore will be on site with their truck and tent to receive used furniture in good condition (please no rips or tears) small working kitchen appliances, and sellable household items (no clothing or fabrics). They will be here this summer on the following Saturday’s: July 30th & August 6th from 11 am to 4 pm in the Briarwood clubhouse parking lot (back).

If you need help getting furniture to them, you can speak with them at the Habitat truck and they may be able to help pick up items to be donated. Tax receipts are also available. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is the largest fundraiser for our local Habitat for Humanity.

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