- What to do before you move
- Power outage March 8
- Spotlight award winners
- Corvias Foundation grant applications due May 7
- Green Corner
- Daylight Savings Time Reminder
- Resident Reminder
- How to turn a picky eater into a healthy one
- Want to know what is happening in your neighborhood?
Getting ready to PCS? Deploy? Retire? Make sure to stop by the Community Office to provide a 30-day notice, along with a copy of your orders.
Ensure you have a smooth transition by following these steps once you are ready to move:
- Complete a Notice to Vacate Form at least 30 days prior to move out and submit to the Community Office
- Schedule your pre-inspection with the Community Office team
- Contact the Community Office prior to your move-out date to schedule your move-out inspection
- All personal items should be removed from the home and the home should be left surface clean
If you have any questions about the move-out process, please stop by or call the Community office and we’ll walk you through it.
There will be a post wide power outage scheduled for Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 12 midnight until 6 a.m. If there is inclement weather or other circumstances that may prevent the scheduled outage date, an alternative date will be set for Saturday, March 21 from midnight to 6 a.m. For more information contact your Community office.
Our spotlight award winners for March are: CW3 Kevin Bryan, 2Lt. Caleb Belden and Staff Sgt. Derrick Waters. Spotlight Awards are given to residents who demonstrate pride in their home and community. Examples of this may be keeping a tidy home, enhancing landscaping around the home or helping another resident out. Thank you for helping to make Fort Rucker a great place to live!
In celebration of Dr. Suess' birthday and Read across America day, Corvias Military Living will be hosting a Story-Hour Thursday, March 5, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the ballroom of the Program Office, 2908 Andrews Avenue. We will read Cat in the Hat and enjoy crafts, giveaways and photo opportunities with Thing 1 and 2.
Are you a military spouse with dreams of completing your college degree? Visit corviasfoundation.org for more information and to apply for a $5,000 Educational Grant.
Make sure your thermostat fan is set to "auto" instead of "on." This will ensure your home heats or cools only when necessary.
Daylight Savings times will begin on Sunday, March 8. Please set your clocks forward one-hour.
As a safety precaution, each home is equipped with a fire extinguisher. It is located under the kitchen sink, laundry or pantry room for easy access in the event there is a fire. For your safety, please ensure that your equipment remains in one of these locations at all times. During preventative maintenance check, our maintenance team will check your equipment and ensure that it is operable.
March is National Nutrition Month. The focus of National Nutrition Month is to encourage healthy eating and physical activity habits. As a parent, making sure that our children eat right is one of the biggest concerns. With hectic schedules it is easy to turn to unhealthy choices out of convenience, especially when you have a picky eater.
Many experts agree on these five “tricks” to help get your favorite picky eater to try new, healthy foods:
(1) Don't make a big deal about it. If you announce "We're going to try something new tonight," your child will just translate that as "This is going to be disgusting; prepare to hate it." Instead, just set the plate down and let your kid explore it for herself.
(2) Make it fun. You've seen the cute pics: pancakes topped with smiley fruit faces, grilled cheese served in cookie-cutter shapes. Another winner is anything dunkable: Offer peanut butter or yogurt to dip fruit into, or some ranch dressing to go with steamed vegetables.
(3)Make it familiar. Incorporate the healthy stuff into dishes you know your child likes. If your child loves pizza, try adding vegetables. Got a muffin fan? Make a batch with blueberries or grated zucchini or carrots. Chicken-nugget chomper? Bake them with whole-grain bread crumbs.
(4) Talk it up. A kid couldn't care less about cholesterol or heart disease, but he will take notice if you tell him that doughnut won't give him enough energy to climb the jungle gym or keep up with his friend in the swimming pool.
(5) Eat it yourself. If you won't touch anything green, why should they? If they see you enjoying a big salad or a fish dish, they just may come around (well, eventually).
You can also reach out to your local nutritionist via your health care provider.
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
- March 5: Story-Hour, Corvias Program Office, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
- March 6: International Spouse Get together, Allen Heights, 9 to 11 am.
- March 15: Spring Health Fair, Festival Fields, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- March 27: Heart Apart Meeting, Allen Heights, 5 to 7 p.m.
- March 28: MWR Children’s Festival, Festival Fields, 1 to 4 p.m.