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Houndstales September 2017 Newsletter

Community Events

  • Welcome Back Party Friday, September 1, starting at 5 pm at the Briarwood Pool. Wing Eating Contest at 6 pm sponsored by Dominos Pizza – 10 spots available! Registration is FREE, stop by the Welcome Center to see if spots are still available! Weather permitting, while supplies last!
  • YoquaJoin in for the last class of the 2017 pool season on Wednesday, September 6th from 6 – 7 pm in the Huntsman Pool. Join Ellen Goldlust for pool yoga classes appropriate for all age & fitness levels. Low-impact yet challenging workout that provides the additional benefits of a focus on connecting to the breath & letting go of stress. $5 per class paid to instructor at class. Questions? Email Ellen at edgoldlust@gmail.com or contact the Hethwood Foundation office at 552-5252 for details. Rain date will be Thursday.
  • Tailgate/Radio Show Thursday, September 7th, from 5 – 7 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Stop by for free food and your chance to WIN VT Football Tickets with 105.3 The Bear! While supplies last.
  • Popsicles by the Pools Saturday, September 9th starting at 2 pm. Cool down with a refreshing popsicle…While supplies last! Photo ID/Pool Pin required for entry to pool area/regular guest fees apply.
  • Hethwood Yard Sale Saturday, September 16th from 7 am to Noon. Come on out and sell stuff you don’t need or get great stuff at great prices! The yard sale is held on the lawn area in front of Food Lion. Please register to sell by the 9/14 as space is limited. Call the Hethwood Foundation at (540) 552-5252. Please no parking on the grass. Rain Cancels.
  • Sunday Night Football Join us September 17th starting at 8:30 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Watch the Packers take on the Falcons! We’ll have snacks, pizza and sodas – while supplies last!
  • Senior Citizen BINGO & Snacks Wednesday, September 20th, from 2 – 3 pm in the Briarwood Clubhouse. Join the Hethwood Foundation team for fun games of BINGO with fun prizes and tasty snacks! Please register by calling the Hethwood Foundation by 9/15 at (540) 552-5252.
  • Tailgate/Radio Show Thursday, September 21st, from 5 – 7 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Stop by for free food and your chance to WIN VT Football Tickets with 105.3 The Bear! While supplies last.
  • Kids Movie Night Saturday, September 23rd, starting at 7 pm in the Briarwood Clubhouse. Movie is: Boss Baby, Rated: PG. Come and join in on a fun evening! We will enjoy popcorn & drinks – while supplies last. Parents/Guardians please accompany children.
  • Tailgate/Radio Show Thursday, September 28th, from 5 – 7 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Stop by for free food and your chance to WIN VT Football Tickets with 105.3 The Bear! While supplies last.
  • Hatha Yoga Mondays from 6 – 7 pm in the Huntsman clubhouse. Class is appropriate for all ages. Special rate of $5 per class for Foxridge & Hethwood residents. Please remember to bring your own mat and feel free to call the Hethwood Foundation at (540) 552-5252 for information.
  • 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!
  • Goodwill Donations Now that you are all settled in to your apartment home, do you have any lightly used items that you no longer need/want? We have several EDGAR boxes set-up throughout the community that allows donation access 24/7. Feel free to donate your lightly used items!

Out and About in Blacksburg Events

  • Blacksburg Boxing and Fitness – Looking for something new and fun to try?! Check out Blacksburg Boxing and Fitness at www.blacksburgboxingandfitness.com or call them at 540-315-3231!
  • 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 $1 off!
  • TOTS – FREE Side Item! Get an extra FREE side item with your DINE- IN order. Not valid with any other offers or coupons. Expires 9/30/2017.
  • The Trea$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.

Dog Reminder

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 $75 fine.

Extermination Schedule

Tuesday, September 5   100 – 900
Thursday, September 7   1000 – 1900
Monday, September 11   2000 – 2700
Thursday, September 14   2800 – 3600
Monday, September 18   3700 – 4500
Thursday, September 21   4600 – 5500
Monday, September 25   5600 – 6300
Thursday, September 28   6400 – 7200

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.

Animal Policy Effective 9/1/2017

Effective 9/1/2017 the Foxridge & Hethwood Animal Policy has been restructured, please review the Resident Handbook for full updated policy (http://www.hethwoodliving.com/pdf/Foxridge-and-Hethwood-Resident-Policy-Handbook-2016.pdf). Any non-registered animal will result in a $300 illegal animal fine (per animal, per occurrence). A maximum of 3 animals are allowed in the apartment. Of the 3 animals allowed, no more than 2 dogs are allowed.

Renewal Notice

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 in October, November or December your 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, email, online at http://www.hethwoodliving.com/renewalintention.html or stop by during office hours if you have questions regarding your apartment home or lease options.

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!

Community Winners

  • Domino’s Pizza Winner
    Emily Broyles
  • Hethwood Market Winner 
    Erica Schermerhorn
  • Congratulations Troy Lambert,
    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. Automatic payments will pull between the hours of 12:00 am to 7:00 am on the set date. If you renewed your lease, please be sure to update your payment amount to your new monthly rent amount outlined on your Renewal Lease.

Moving out soon? Please make sure to cancel your monthly rent payments online!

Please contact us at the Welcome Center at 540-951-1221 if you need assistance in this process.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center will be closed on Sundays during the month of September. 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 open for regular hours on Sundays during the month of September.

The Welcome Center and Fitness Center will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day. Please place any correspondence in the drop box. If you have an emergency, please call 540-951-1223. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

VT Student Calling Center is Now Hiring! Serve as an ambassador to Virginia Tech by calling constituents (alumni, parents, and friends of VT). Starting pay: $10/hr. Build your resume: Strong public relations, fundraising, marketing, and communication skills. Network with alumni in varying professions across the United States. Work in a fun and positive environment. Ideal work hours- shifts are from 2-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-9:15 p.m. on Sundays, and from 5:45-9:15 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. To apply: visit jobs.vt.edu and search “Student Caller”.

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.

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!! Look on the Fan Page, September 12th to play some trivia about one of our team members!

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!

Pool Information

The Huntsman Pool will be open from 3:30 – 7 pm M - F and 11 am – 6 pm on Sat. & Sun.

The Briarwood Pool will be open from 11am – 8 pm M – F and 11 am – 6 pm Sat. & Sun.

The pools will close for the season on Sunday, September 10th. Please note that the Briarwood pool may operate as a Swim At Your Own Risk facility at select times during the remainder of the season.

Please keep an eye out as this schedule is subject to change. Any changes will be posted at the pools.

Thank you for your understanding as we wrap up the 2017 pool season! – Hethwood Foundation Team

*Please note: Hours are weather permitting. As we wrap up the swimming season, we may be working on an abbreviated schedule (during the weekdays) while our lifeguards return to 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.

Complimentary Carpet Cleaning

Complimentary carpet cleaning will be offered in October 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.**

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

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