- Message from the Program Manager
- Want $150? Refer a friend
- Preventative maintenance visits
- Cold weather tips – let the faucet drip
- How to discard your Christmas tree
- Guest policy reminder
- How many different ways to celebrate this month?
- Leaf removal in December
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your neighborhood?
Happy Holidays! Santa Claus is coming to town, literally. Join us Saturday, Dec. 6, as the big guy in red parades through base housing starting at 5 p.m. It is the perfect time to remind little ones that he is making a list.
This time of year can get hectic. If you find you need a little time and privacy to wrap all those gifts, we are here to help. Bring your unwrapped gifts to Heritage Hall Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. and we will provide all of the wrapping paper, tape, scissors, ribbons and bows for your use. We will have a kid-friendly movie and crafts available for the little ones, so feel free to bring them along. Light snacks and drinks will be served.
Whether you are traveling to your hometown or staying here in beautiful North Carolina, we at Corvias Military Living wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season.
Corvias Military Living
Have you ever wished you could be rewarded for telling your friends about the benefits of living on base? Now you can!
If you refer a friend who meets base residency requirements, signs a 12-month lease, and moves onto Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by Dec. 31, 2014, a $150 gift card will be provided to you as a referral reward. What a great way to get a little extra money for the holidays!
New applicants must list the referral source’s name and phone number at the time of application, or during the first visit/call to the Corvias Community Office. Additional restrictions may apply to this program.
For more information about the Refer-A-Friend Program, please contact the Corvias Community Office.
Congratulations to our recent Refer-A-Friend gift card recipients, Staff Sgt. Andrew Shepard, Airman 1st Class Casey Gillette and Staff Sgt. William Wortman
We are continuing to complete our annual preventative home maintenance visits on each of the Seymour Johnson homes. We will ensure that your fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, mechanical system and applications, etc. are in tip-top shape.
This work does require entry into your home, so we will be sure to inform you of your preventative maintenance visit in advance. The next group of homes to be visited will be 114-158 Westover, and 501-532 Whisner during the week of Dec.15.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Community Office should you have any questions or concerns.
Keeping your pipes from freezing in the winter is easy and can save you from having a soggy season. If the temperatures are expected to fall below freezing, let your faucets drip and open the cabinets beneath kitchen and bathroom sinks.
Pipes under sinks may not be insulated. Opening the cabinets circulates warm air from your home and helps prevent pipe bursts and flooding. Be sure to relocate any hazardous cleaning materials out of reach from small children.
Turn off and drain your outside hose faucets. Leaving a hose connected to a spigot can result in water freezing the pipes inside your walls. When the exterior hose faucets are turned on, they will attempt to push water through and past any frozen sections, leading to an inevitable breaking of the pipes or hose and flooding inside your walls.
If you are traveling for the holidays remember to keep the heat on. The weather may be nice when you leave, but can quickly change while you are gone. Please leave your thermostat set between 60 and 65 degrees to prevent pipes from freezing.
Simply place your Christmas tree on the corner on your bulk trash day. You may do so on weekdays from December 26 through January 15. Don’t forget to remove all tinsel, lights, and other decorations before discarding your tree.
Please remember to contact your Community Office should any house guest stay in your home for longer than thirty days. You can then register them as an official house guest.
Registered guests are welcome to visit for no longer than 30 consecutive days. Guests are not allowed to stay in the home if they have been barred from the installation.
December is a month of many holiday celebrations crossing a variety of cultures, nationalities, and beliefs. Here’s a quick snapshot of what people celebrate, and why:
- Hannukah. This Jewish holiday begins in 2014 on Dec. 16 (at sundown) and lasts through Dec. 24. Hannukah celebrates the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem after the Jewish victory over the Maccabees in 165 B.C. Each night, families light one candle on the menorah, observing the traditional story of how the oil for the temple’s eternal flame burned for eight days.
- Christmas. Observed on Dec. 25, this Christian holiday celebrates the birth of Jesus, probably between the years 7 and 2 B.C. The 25th may have been chosen to correspond with the winter solstice or to coincide with a Roman holiday honoring the sun during the same period. Christmas became a federal holiday in the United States in 1870.
The Seymour Johnson AFB Chapel is offering Protestant and Catholic services in celebration of Christmas.
Each will have services on Christmas Eve. The Catholic services will be held at 5 p.m. and midnight and the
Protestant service will be at 7 p.m. Click here to view full schedule of December religious services.
- Kwanzaa. A seven-day celebration of African heritage and culture, Kwanzaa is observed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. Activist Ron Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 to emphasize African-Americans’ shared history and experience. The name Kwanzaa is derived from “matunda ya kwanza,” a Swahili phrase meaning “first fruits.”
Munie Greencare, Corvias Military Living’s landscape provider, will be out in the community removing the fallen leaves throughout December. Check the schedule below to see when your home will be serviced.
- Dec. 1 through Dec. 4: 112-158 Westover, 100-118 Chandler (even only), 501-607 Scriven, 103-117 Bolling
- Dec. 8 through Dec. 11: 200-209 Don Allen Ct., 212-230 Etchberger,201-224 Bolling, 201-215 Chandler (odd), 200-216 Chanute (even) 401-403 Selfridge
- Dec. 15 through Dec. 18: 402-404 Selfridge, 304-318 Chanute (even), 300-318 Chandler, 302-320 Bollling, 301-320 Etchberger, 300-323 Beck, 300-318 Kasler, 702-706 Scriven
- Dec. 22 and 23: (Holiday week)- 401-412 Hofer Ct, 601-615 Scriven, 701-803 Scriven (odd), 601-635 Maxwell, 600-615 Lackland, 401-431 Etchberger, 400-430 Bolling
- Week of Dec. 29: 200-243 Nellis, 201-235 Kirtland, 401-427 Geiger, 400-415 Nelson Ct, 209-268 Scriven, 501-524 Gilbert Ct.
Munie employees have Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Years Day off from work.
Replace your old holiday lights with Light-Emitting Diode (LED) light strings. Although they cost more initially, LEDs use a fraction of the energy of traditional holiday lights. Plus, they last up to 20 years.
Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
Upcoming events and important dates
- Dec. 1: Christmas Tree Lighting, Commissary and BX parking lot, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
- Dec. 6: Santa parade through housing, starts at 5 p.m.
- Dec. 17: Gift Wrapping Party, Heritage Hall from 6 to 8 p.m.
- Dec. 20: Give Parents a Break, CDC and Youth Center, 6 to 11 p.m.
- Dec. 24: Community Offices open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Dec. 25: All offices closed
- Jan. 1: All offices closed