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Houndstales March 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 during the months of July or 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.

Community Events

  • Stop by for Breakfast Thursday, March 3rd starting at 9 am at the Welcome Center. Drop off rent and pick up breakfast while supplies last!
  • Senior St. Patty’s Day Luncheon Thursday, March 17th from Noon – 1 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Join the Hethwood Foundation team and enjoy yummy Reuben sandwiches, sides and sweets! Please register by March 9th with the Hethwood Foundation (540) 552-5252.
  • Kids Movie Night Friday, March 18th starting at 7 pm - ???? at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Movie: Goosebumps. Rated: PG. We’ll enjoy popcorn and Kool Aid while supplies last! Parents/Guardians please accompany children.
  • EGGStravaganza Egg Hunt Tuesday, March 22nd starting at 6 pm! Meet in front of the Huntsman Clubhouse (Hethwood Blvd. to Sheffield Dr.) Don’t forget your basket or something to hold your eggs! Please note: Eggs are picked up very quickly, so don’t be late. Parents please accompany your children and bring your cameras for great photos! If it rains, bring your umbrella and wear your raincoats and boots.
  • BINGO Thursday, March 24th from 6 – 7 pm, at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Come play BINGO for your chance to WIN BIG!! Light refreshments will be served 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* No Hethwood Market night on March 8th due to Spring Break.
  • 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 Dominos on March 9th due to Spring Break.
  • 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 10th & 24th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. FREE to all Hethwood & Foxridge residents, $15 per month for non-residents! Preregistration is required call the Hethwood Foundation by 3/8/16 at 5 pm (540) 552-5252 sign up early space is limited.

Community Winners

  • Our Pizza of Choice Dinner 
    Susan Hyman
  • Hethwood Market Winner 
    Mary Stevens
  • Congratulations John Mauger
    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. St. Patty’s Day Beer & Wine Tasting, 3/17/16 from 5 – 8 pm at the Hethwood Market!

Welcome Center Office Hours

The Welcome Center will be closed on Thursday, March 10th. Please place any correspondence in the drop box. If you have an emergency, please call 540-951-1223. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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! Be sure to check out our Fan Page on March 17th for a “Shamrock” event! Look into the Fan Page on March 22nd to play some trivia about one of our team members!

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.

Extermination Schedule

Thursday, March 3: 1000 – 1900 buildings
Monday, March 7: 100 – 900 buildings
Thursday, March 10: 2800 – 3600 buildings
Monday, March 14: 2000 – 2700 buildings
Thursday, March 17: 4600 – 5500 buildings
Monday, March 21: 3700 – 4500 buildings
Thursday, March 24: 6400 – 7200 buildings
Monday, March 28: 5600 – 6300 buildings

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.

Complimentary Carpet Cleaning

Last Month! 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.**

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.

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!

VT Community Happenings

Intramural Basketball Champ Night presented by Foxridge Apartments

March 15: 5:30pm | McComas Hall

Cheer on the final basketball teams as they compete for the title of intramural champion! Games will be played throughout the evening, so be sure to stop by and participate in the free halftime contests to win awesome prizes from Rec Sports and to grab free goodies from the Foxridge Apartments table!

Ladies Night & Broga

March 23: Ladies Night: 5-7pm / Men's Broga: 5:15pm | McComas Hall

There's something for everyone on March 23! Ladies - spend the evening in the weight room practicing weight bearing exercises and learning from our female personal trainers. Gentlemen - enjoy an hour of flexibility and balance training in our men-only yoga class. Both of these events are free and open to the VT community.

Intramural Innertube Water Polo Champ Night presented by Foxridge Apartments

March 31: 5:30pm | McComas Hall

Cheer on the final water polo teams as they compete for the title of intramural champion! Games will be played throughout the evening, so be sure to stop by and participate in the free halftime contests to win awesome prizes from Rec Sports and to grab free goodies from the Foxridge Apartments table!

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!

Spring Break

Are you going away for Spring Break March 5th - March 13th? Remember the following items to ease your mind while you’re gone:

  • Keep your heat set to at least 60 degrees
  • Turn off your appliances (excluding your refrigerator) and alarm clock
  • Remove trash
  • Lock all doors and windows

Please leave an emergency contact number at the Welcome Center. We hope you have fun and stay safe.

Cold Weather Reminders

Spring is officially here in March, but we all know how extreme the weather can be here in Blacksburg. Here are some reminders in case Punxsutawney Phil’s ground hog day prediction is incorrect!

  • 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.
  • Heat Reminder: As the weather remains a little 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.

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.

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