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Houndstales May 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!
  • Snack Give Away– Thursday, May 1st, starting at 10:30am at the 4-Way Stop by the Briarwood Clubhouse. Stop and say “hello,” to our staff members and get a treat!
  • Reading Day Take Out – Thursday, May 8th, starting at 5:00pm outside of the Briarwood Clubhouse. Take a break from studying and get some pizza with Foxridge while supplies last!
  • Exam Study Break Sunday, May 11th, from 8:00-10:00pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Take a well deserved break from your studies and join us for some yummy pizza, sodas and snacks. Congratulations to our graduating seniors!
  • Pet Social – Tuesday, May 13th, starting at 5:00pm, outside the Briarwood Clubhouse. Bring your pets for some FUN. Pets must be leashed at all times!
  • Kid’s Movie Night Friday, May 16th, starting at 7pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Come out to watch Walking with the Dinosaurs and snack on popcorn and Kool Aid. Parents please accompany your children.
  • Kid’s Bingo Tuesday, May 20th, from 4:30pm-5:30pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Please RSVP at 552-5252 by May 16th. Play BINGO and win fun prizes and candy. Parents please accompany your children.
  • Senior Luncheon Thursday, May 22nd, from 12pm-1pm at the Huntsman Clubhouse. Please RSVP to 552-5252 by Monday, May 19th. Join the Hethwood Team for a tasty lunch!

Community Winners

  • Our Pizza of Choice Dinner 
    Jillian Shillaber
  • Hethwood Market Winner 
    Susan Hyman
  • Congratulations Hyunjung Cheon
    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 Fork and Cork – The Blacksburg Partnership presents the 6th annual Blacksburg Fork and Cork, a food, wine and art festival on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the First & Main Shopping Center. This adventure for the senses will feature wines from approximately 20 Virginia wineries, culinary delights from local restaurants, cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, and regional art and wine lover accessories, all enjoyed amid live music in the inviting atmosphere of Blacksburg's First & Main Shopping District. Note: Tickets may sell out as they have in past festivals. You are encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance. For more information, visit: http://www.blacksburgforkandcork.com/.
  • 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.

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!

Extermination Schedule

5/1/14 - 100-900 buildings
5/5/14- 1000-1900 buildings
5/8/14- 2000-2700 buildings
5/12/14- 2800-3600 buildings
5/15/14- 3700-4500 buildings
5/19/14- 4600-5500 buildings
5/22/14- 5600-6300 buildings
5/27/14- 6400- 7200 buildings

Weed Control

Tru-Green will be coming to the community April through May to complete spring weed control and fertilization to keep out common areas looking great! Please watch for the Tru-Green warning flags to stay off the grass. All chemicals are EPA approved. MSDS sheets are available upon request.

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 Pin Registration:

Wednesday and Thursday, May 14th, and 15th, from 5:45-7:45pm at the Huntsman Clubhouse.

  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 the Huntsman pool if they are not able to attend the pool pin registration night.

Pool Hours:

Huntsman Pool: 11am-6pm Daily

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

Pre Season Hours:

Both the Briarwood and Huntsman pools will be open regular hours May 17th and 18th, May 24th-25th and Memorial Day on the 26th – Regular Hours.

Regular Season Hours will begin on Saturday, May 31st. We will also be offering popsicles to all residents who attend that day while supplies last.

*Please remember that the above listed dates are subject to change depending on lifeguard availability and the weather.*

Hatha Yoga Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Huntsman Clubhouse. Cost for classes: Residents $40 (for 8 classes), Non-Residents $50 (for 8 classes). You may also pay $5 per class. Please register and pay with Cardio Uncaged in advance for the date of the class. Located at 907 Hethwood Blvd. Blacksburg, VA 24060.

We are excited to have Cardio Uncaged in the neighborhood! The Hethwood Foundation is pleased to partner with Cardio Uncaged. Cardio Uncaged is a fitness studio offering great group exercise classes such as Boot Camp, Turbo Kick and the brand-new Cardio Barre. Cardio Uncaged is the only studio in town offering the popular barre fitness format combining Pilates, Yoga, and Strength training into one class that’s sure to get your heart pumping and build the long lean muscles of a dancer. 

No previous dance experience is required and this class is perfect for all ages and all fitness levels. Kindly show your driver’s license with your Hethwood or Foxridge address and you will get the special class rate. Class space may be limited. Call or check out their website to learn more: www.cardiouncaged.com or 540-200-8272.

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.

EDGAR Boxes and Goodwill Pick Up’s

Moving out and have things you no longer need? Beginning May 9th 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 come to our truck that will be at Cardinal Court/Blue Ridge Drive from 11am – 4pm on these dates:

May 16th and 17th, June 7th and 21st, 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 May 15th and May 20th for awesome events! You don’t want to miss out!

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