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Houndstales October 2013 Newsletter

Resident Appreciation Month

We appreciate you! October is Resident Appreciation Month at Hethwood. We have a month full of events designed to show our appreciation for YOU, our residents! Thank you for residing in our community. We hope to see you at our next event!

Community Events

  • Get Pizza for $5 from Dominos – Every Wednesday come out to the Briarwood Clubhouse from 4:30pm – 7:30pm and enjoy fresh and hot pizza from Dominos!
  • Safety Day – Tuesday, October 1st starting at 5pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse come and meet your local Blacksburg Police Dept., Rescue Squad, and Fire Dept. Bring your kids by to get an ID kit and to explore the cool cars! East Coasters will also be on hand to perform bike safety checks and do a bike rodeo!
    *Based on availability of Police and Fire Department.
  • Tailgate/Radio Show – Thursday, October 3rd starting at 7:00pm outside the Briarwood Clubhouse. Stop by for your chance to win VT Football tickets and enjoy food and drinks while they last! DreZ from 105.3 The Bear will be there to pump up the party!
  • Breakfast @ the Welcome Center – Visit the Welcome Center and pick up breakfast on October 4th starting at 9am. We will have breakfast items on hand while supplies last.
  • Pet Social – Thursday, October 10th starting at 5:00pm come and join us at the Gazebo by the duck pond and mingle with your neighborhood pet owners and their 4 legged family members. After mingling there will be a pet show which will include costume, obedience, and agility contests! There will be a Q and A regarding pets and treats for the furry family members.
    *Leashes are mandatory for this event.
  • Tailgate/Radio Show/Corn Hole Tournament – Friday, October 11th starting at 11:00am outside the Briarwood Clubhouse. Stop by for your chance to win VT Football tickets and enjoy food and drinks while they last! DreZ from 105.3 The Bear will be there to pump up the party! Contact the office at 540-951-1221 or come in to register for the FREE Corn Hole Tournament. Only 2 members per team. Sign up will start October 1st-8th. There is a prize for the winning team!
  • Kid’s Movie Night – Friday, October 11th starting at 7:00pm bring the kids out to watch the movie "The Croods" at the Briarwood Clubhouse. We will enjoy popcorn and Kool Aid. This event is free. Parents please accompany your children.
  • Monday Night Football – Monday, October 14th starting at 8:30pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Colts take on the Chargers on our BIG screen TV. Pizza, snacks, and sodas while supplies last.
  • BINGO –– Tuesday, October 15th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Come play BINGO for your chance to WIN BIG!! Light refreshments will be served while supplies last.
  • Senior Fall Harvest Luncheon –– Wednesday, October 23rd from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Huntsman Clubhouse. Please RSVP at 552-5252 by Monday, October 21st.
  • Tailgate/Radio Show –– Thursday, October 24th starting at 7:00pm outside the Briarwood Clubhouse. Stop by for your chance to win VT Football tickets and enjoy food and drinks while they last! DreZ from 105.3 The Bear will be there to pump up the party!

Community Winners

  • Our Pizza of Choice Dinner 
    Aaron Clarke
  • Hethwood Market Winner 
    Chuleui Chung
  • Congratulations Warren Palmer
    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 Farmers Market
    Every Wednesday from 2pm-7pm and Saturday 8am-2pm. Support local farmers with your purchase fresh fruits and vegetables while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Located at 100 Draper Road in Blacksburg.
  • Hethwood Market Come and join the Hethwood Market on Wednesday nights in October for dinner and live music. Check out the Hethwood Market calendar and their Facebook Page for menus, artists, and their planned wine tastings from local vineyards. for more info.
  • Center for the Arts – The new Center for the Arts is opening! Tickets for the inaugural 2013-14 Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech season of performances—including music, theatre, dance, and more—are available now at www.artscenter.vt.edu and 540-231-5300. Tickets for any student are $10. Virginia Tech students only can sign up for text notifications of FREE last-minute Rush Seats; to sign up for the notifications, text “arts” to 31996. ID required at the box office.

Extermination Schedule

Thursday, October 3 7300 - 8200
Monday, October 7  8300 - 9000
Thursday, October 10 9100 - 10000
Monday, October 14 10100 - 10800
Thursday, October 17 10900 - 11800
Monday, October 21 11900 - 12600
Thursday, October 24 12700 - 13500
Monday, October 28 13600 - 14600

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.

Our Fan Page is for You!

Check out our Facebook Page Hethwood Apartment Homes on October 8th and October 31st for 2 awesome events! You don’t want to miss out on these great events!

Pumpkin Carving Contest

The Community Pumpkin Carving Contest sponsored by the Hethwood Foundation will be on Sunday, October 20th. 

Purchase and carve your pumpkins at the Hethwood Market starting at noon or bring carved pumpkins from home. 

Pumpkins MUST be at the Market by 4:00pm to enter the contest. Judging will begin at 6:00pm. Prizes will be given in various categories, including a people’s choice winner.

Rules for the contest are:

  • 1 entry per person and all entries must be labeled with the name, address, and phone # of artist at the bottom of the pumpkin.
  • Entrants may decorate and/or carve their pumpkin for the contest. The use of candles is prohibited and no power will be provided.
  • The Hethwood Foundation/Hethwood Market reserves the right to deny exhibition privileges to any entry considered to be offensive or in poor taste.
  • All submissions must be created from original content. Please do not submit copyrighted, traced, licensed, or published works of art. These entries will not be considered.
  • By entering the contest, entrants accept and agree to these rules and the prize judging process, which shall be final. Entrants also agree to allow the Hethwood Foundation and/or Hethwood Market to use images of the pumpkins for publicity and promotion.

Hatha Yoga Classes

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

* 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, Yoga, Insanity, Zumba, and Turbo Kick. 

Since Cardio Uncaged is right next door to our residents, we have been able to secure a great rate for Hethwood and Foxridge Residents. You can take any class at Cardio Uncaged for $5 per class. 

Just show your driver’s license with your Hethwood or Foxridge address and you will get the special class rate. We are excited to have Cardio Uncaged in the neighborhood! 

Class space may be limited. Call or check out their website to learn more: www.cardiouncaged.com or 540-200-8272.

Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce wants to connect you with businesses in your community! 

Text “MONTCOCHAMBER” to 22828 and subscribe to our monthly email newsletter for local member news, community events and special offers.

Carpet Cleaning

Complimentary carpet cleaning will be offered until the end of March. To qualify you must have lived in your apartment home for six months and have at lease 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. **

Filter Changes

Filter changes will take place this month. Notices will be sent to individual buildings indicating the date that the filter changes will take place. 

Please be prepared for a service technician to enter your apartment home by having the utility closet and filter vent accessible. 

Each room of the apartment home will be entered to perform a brief inspection. Any non-emergency items noted at this time will be addressed at a later date.

Weed Control

Please remember that during early October, Tru-Green will be coming to complete fall weed control and 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 Welcome Center office for your reference.

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

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