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Houndstales May 2017 Newsletter

Community Events

  • Reading Day Carry Out Dinner Thursday, May 4th starting at 5 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Take a break from studying and pick up dinner from Thai This Food Truck, while supplies last! *The first 50 residents that stop by will get an Entree for FREE on Foxridge! Side items and beverages are at the cost to the resident.
  • Sell your books with BookholdersBookholders will be outside the Briarwood Clubhouse 5/5 - 5/12 from 10 am - 6 pm! They will not be here on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
  • Exam Study Break Take a well deserved break from exams on Sunday, May 7th at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Enjoy pizza, snacks and drinks from 8 to 9 pm (while supplies last). Congrats to our graduating seniors!!!
  • Safety Day Tuesday, May 9th from 5 – 6 pm in the Briarwood Clubhouse Parking Lot. Come out to meet your local Blacksburg Police Department, Rescue Squad and Fire Department. Get an ID kit provided by Liberty Mutual and to explore the cool vehicles! Weather Permitting and availability of the Blacksburg Police Department, Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
  • Senior Citizen Luncheon Tuesday, May 16th from Noon - 1 pm in the Briarwood Clubhouse. Join us for a tasty luncheon. Please register by calling the Hethwood Foundation by Wednesday, May 10th at (540) 552-5252.
  • Kids Movie Night Friday, May 19th starting at 7 pm - ???? at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Movie: SING. Rated: PG. We’ll enjoy popcorn and drinks while supplies last! Parents/Guardians please accompany children.
  • May Yard Sale Saturday, May 20th from 7 am – Noon. Sell items you don’t need, or maybe you’ll find something to buy. The yard sale is held on the lawn in front of the Hethwood Square Shopping Ctr. Please call for details & register for a space (540) 552-5252 by 5/18/17. We appreciate Lester Development letting us use the lawn area. We are always careful not to park on the grass. Rain cancels.
  • Popsicles by the Pools – Saturday, May 27th starting at 2 PM. Join us at for a cool treat at either of the pools ….while supplies last.
  • Pizza & Snacks Sunday, May 28th starting at 6 pm Huntsman Pool Deck……Come and enjoy while supplies last!
  • Hatha Yoga Class Mondays from 6 – 7 pm at the Huntsman Clubhouse. Join instructors from the Blacksburg Yoga Consortium in our relaxing Hatha Yoga classes here at Hethwood. 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, if you are new or have questions or call the Hethwood Foundation at 552-5252.
  • 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! No Dominos Night on 5/17/2017.
  • 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 your community get back to work!

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. Stop by on Tuesdays for dinner and Foxridge & Hethwood Residents will receive $1 off!
  • TOTS FREE Side Item! Get an extra FREE side item with your DINE- IN order. Not valid with any other offers or coupons. Expires 5/31/2017.
  • The Trea$ure Trove A Nonprofit Thrift Store has its 2nd location now open! 3055 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg – Across from Corning. Store Hours are Thursday – Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday from 1 – 6 pm. Come discover great deals on jewelry, artwork, household items and vintage pieces. Always accepting donated items (540) 200-7012. Proceeds benefit the Neighbors in Need fund at Warm Hearth Village.

Fitness Center Hours

The Fitness Center will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Pool Information

Pool Pin Registration: 

Wednesday and Thursday, May 17th & 18th from 5:45 - 7:45 pm 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 both pools during normal hours if they are not able to attend the pool pin registration night.

Pool Hours (Starting 5/27):

Huntsman Pool: Monday – Thursday 11 am – 6 pm. Friday – Sunday 11 am – 8 pm w/Lap Swim Monday – Thursday from 6 – 7 pm.

Briarwood Pool: Monday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm and Sundays 11 am – 8 pm.

Pre Season Hours:

Depending on lifeguard availability and weather permitting, we anticipate opening both pools for the weekend of May 20th & 21st see Pool Hours.

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

*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 @ 552-5252. Thanks!*

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

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!

Community Winners

  • Domino’s Pizza Winner
    Michelle Gellene
  • Hethwood Market Winner 
    Damia Bendeda
  • Congratulations Wendy Sparrer,
    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.

If you renewed your lease, please be sure to update your payment amount to your new monthly rent amount outlined on your Renewal Lease. Please contact us at the Welcome Center at 540-951-1221 if you need assistance in this process.

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!

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. Failure to do can result in a $25 fine.

Weed Control & Fertilization

Tru-Green will be coming to complete spring weed control & fertilization of the common areas. Please watch for the Tru-Green warning flags to stay off the grass. All chemicals used are EPA approved and, as always, SDS information sheets will be available in the Hethwood Foundation office.

Hethwood Hurricanes Summer Swim Team

We are excited to announce the return of our summer swim team The Hethwood Hurricanes again for the 2017 season! It’s a great way for swimmers of all ages and abilities to learn practice and compete (optional). If you or your children are interested in being a part of this wonderful community program, we will be accepting registration forms at pool pin registration nights: May 17th & 18th in the Huntsman clubhouse from 5:45PM to 7:45PM. We will also be available at the Huntsman pool during pre-season hours May 20th and May 21st. Registration fee is $100. Registration forms can be found on the Hethwood Foundation website under the forms and links tab. Practices are tentatively scheduled for Monday, Wednesday & Friday’s from 10 to11 am at the Huntsman pool, during the competitive swim season. Any questions can be answered at either registration nights or the preseason pool hours where representatives will be available. The Hurricanes are a volunteer ran and organized group, so we encourage parents and family members of our swimmers to please consider volunteering during our swim meets this summer. Contact Kelly Apisa (kelly.apisa@yahoo.com) for more information.

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 Lability 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.

Enjoy the 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 office has sets of sturdy Cornhole bags you can purchase for $25. Enjoy! Located off Hunters Mill Road.

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!

Extermination Schedule

Monday, May 1   100 – 900
Thursday, May 4   1000 – 1900
Monday, May 8   2000 – 2700
Thursday, May 11   2800 – 3600
Monday, May 15   3700 – 4500
Thursday, May 18   4600 – 5500
Monday, May 22   5600 – 6300
Thursday, May 26   6400 – 7200

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

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