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Houndstales November 2015 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! If your lease ends during the months of May, June, July, or August, your renewal deadline is quickly approaching so be on the lookout for your renewal notice.

Please contact the Welcome Center by phone, 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. A fully signed renewal lease is due 120 days before your lease expires!

Community Events

  • Sunday Night Football November 1, starts at 8:30 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Stop by and watch the Packers take on the Broncos. Enjoy snacks, pizza and sodas while supplies last!
  • BINGO Thursday, November 12, from 6 – 7 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Come play BINGO for your chance to WIN BIG! Grand Prize is $50! Light refreshments will be served while supplies last. For $1 receive an extra BINGO board*. All proceeds will go to the Special Holiday Gift Fund. (*While they last)
  • Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon Friday, November 13 Noon – 1 pm at the Huntsman Clubhouse. Join the Hethwood team for a delicious lunch and desserts! Please RSVP by 11/9 to the Hethwood Foundation at 552-5252.
  • Kids Movie Night Friday, November 13, starting at 7 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Come out and watch Annie, Rated: PG, while enjoying popcorn and Kool Aid for FREE while supplies last. Parents/Guardian please accompany children.
  • Tailgate/Radio ShowThursday, November 19, from 5 – 7 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Stop by for free food and your chance to WIN VT Football Tickets! DreZ from 105.3 The Bear will be there! While supplies last.
  • Winter Fun Wine Bottle Craft Thursday, November 19 from 6 – 7 pm at the Huntsman Clubhouse. Register by 11/13 to the Hethwood Foundation at 552-5252; room for 10 people!
  • Hatha Yoga Class– Every Monday & Wednesday from 7 – 8 pm; every other Tuesday (Nov. 10 & 24) come to the Huntsman Clubhouse and enjoy a relaxing Hatha Yoga class from 6 – 7 pm w/new 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 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 11/24/15 due to the holiday)
  • 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 Domino’s Night on 11/25/15 due to the holiday)

Community Winners

  • Our Pizza of Choice Dinner 
    Madison Roberts
  • Hethwood Market Winner 
    Codi Wiersma
  • Congratulations Bradley Finagin
    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.
  • United Way Holiday Hunger Assistance As the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to fall, we can see the beauty of our community all around us, and are reminded that the holidays are almost here. This time of year also comes with many opportunities to help the people around us who may be hurting. This year, United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd has teamed up with partner charities; Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP), Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread and Floyd County Emergency Assistance Program (FCEAP). The four charities have teamed up to provide local families with a Holiday dinner box filled with Holiday dinner essentials. United Way will be collecting food donations now until mid-December. Last year, by uniting together, we were able to serve 731 individuals with a Thanksgiving meal box and 398 individuals with a Christmas meal box! That is 1,129 smiling faces and full stomachs! Donations can be dropped-off at the United Way office in downtown Christiansburg, located at 111 West Main Street. Drop-off hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Fridays from 8:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. If you are interested in volunteering, making a contribution, or starting a food drive, please contact the United Way office at info@unitedwaynrv.org or (540) 381-2066.
  • The Montgomery County Christmas Store Is having an “Undies Drive” to collect new underwear in all sizes for children and teens (2T-XL Teens). The goal is to provide 5 pairs of undies for children that qualify to shop at the Christmas Store in December. To meet this goal we need to collect 10,000 pairs of underwear for boys and girls! “Drop your Drawers” off at The Montgomery County Christmas Store.

VT Community Happenings

VT Hockey – Support the VT Hockey Team on 11/6, 11/7, 11/13, 11/14 and 11/20 at the Berglund Center! All games start at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5! Kids 12 and under are $2 and VT Students/Faculty are also only $2. Tickets on sale now through the Berglund Center Box Office! Bring a new teddy bear to toss onto the ice after the VT scores their first goal on 11/20!! Go Hokies!

VT Wrestling – Check out the VT Wrestling team’s home opener on November 7 at 1pm against Iowa State at Cassell Coliseum!

Intramural Volleyball Champ Night presented by Foxridge Apartments - November 19 Join Foxridge Apartment Homes and Recreational Sports for a night full of volleyball, free stuff, games and fun! Cheer on the final teams as they compete for the title of intramural volleyball champion! Games will be played every hour at the Rec Sports Lower South Recreation turf fields.

Are you a VT student, faculty or staff? Check this out:

Midterm Sale - All VT Recreational Sports fall group exercise passes are now half off! Purchase yours online now at recsports.vt.edu and enjoy over 100 fitness classes a week for the rest of the semester.

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.

Special Holiday Gift Campaign

Let’s make the holidays better for our neighbors! Foxridge team members, residents, and partnering vendors have been coming together for the past 27 years and helping those less fortunate through the “Special Holiday Gift” program. All donations will directly impact our community with 100% of the donations benefiting local non-profits. Our goal is to raise $1728 together to help the following organizations: Women’s Resource Center, Montgomery County Christmas Store, NRV Senior Services, The Montgomery County Humane Society, and The Angel Tree. Donations will be accepted at the Foxridge Welcome Center until December 5th.

How would you like a $150 Visa Gift Card just by helping your community? Stop by and participate in our gift card raffle for your chance to win either a $150 or $100 Visa Gift Card. All raffle ticket sales will be contributed to the “Special Holiday Gift” program.

We welcome and encourage everyone to contribute. Thank you in advance for your support!

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

Our Fan Page is for You!

Check out our Facebook Fan Page Hethwood Apartment Homes every Wednesday! You don’t want to miss out!

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!

Tennis Clinics for Kids at Hethwood

Every Tuesday and Thursday at the Huntsman Courts/Sheffield Drive with Coach Susan Cox! Beginners 4 – 5 pm and Intermediate 5 – 6 pm. Players will be placed in the appropriate level at the first clinic. Equipment needed: appropriate tennis shoes, lots to drink in a non-breakable container, tennis racquet and signed registration form. Cost is $10 per clinic; for more information and a down loadable brochure email susan10s@yahoo.com.

Weed Control & Fertilization

Tru-Green will be coming to complete fall 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, MSDS information sheets will be available in the Hethwood Foundation office.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center will be closed Thursday, November 26 – Sunday November 29. Please place any correspondence in the drop box. If you have an emergency, please call 540-951-1223. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Fitness Center will be closed for the Holiday on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. The fitness center will re-open for regular hours (10am-9pm) on Saturday, November 28 and (1 – 9 pm) on Sunday, November 29.

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!

Safety Tips

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.hethwoodliving.com/pdf/Blacksburg-Police-Dept-Safety-Tips.pdf.

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 gets 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.

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