- Resident Appreciation Celebration
- Mosquito Prevention
- Pet Reminders
- Red White and Blue Celebration
- National Night Out
- Yard of the Month
- Hidden Hazards: The Window Blind Cord
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We are excited to announce the new date for our Resident Appreciation Celebration. Mark your calendars for Friday, July 15th from 4-7pm at Potomac Place Community Center. Come out and enjoy food, games, music, inflatables, face painting and more. We hope to see you there!
As you may have heard and read in the news, the Zika virus has affected many states in the U.S., including the Maryland and Washington DC area. As a reminder, Zika is a mosquito-borne illness that is primarily spread from an infected person through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.
The Fort Meade Community Health Promotion Team Environmental Work Group began mosquito surveillance through the use of traps in June. Public health and environmental technicians may be seen placing and/or collecting mosquito traps around the installation and in housing areas. The traps will not increase the prevalence of mosquitoes but will capture those already in the area.
An important part of mosquito control around your home is making sure that mosquitoes don't have a place to lay their eggs. Because mosquitoes need water for two stages of their life cycle, it's important to monitor standing water sources. Some helpful tips to reduce mosquitoes around your home are:
- Make sure you remove any standing water around your home.
- Turn over pots or toys that may collect water.
- If you are out after dark, use a mosquito repellant spray.
- Use yellow, incandescent light bulbs outside.
- Do not leave doors or windows open. Minimize the amount of times you go inside & outside of your home to keep the mosquitoes from coming in when the door opens.
- Pets must be leashed at all times.
- For your convenience, pet waste bag stations are provided throughout the neighborhoods.
- Do not leave used pet waste bags at the bag station. Please pick up after pets and dispose of in the proper receptacle every time. Find a trash receptacle and use it for proper disposal of pet waste.
Fort Meade will celebrate Independence Day on July 1 starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Fort Meade Parade Field. Participants can enjoy live music from Jared Mahone, Til' September and DJ's! There will be a variety of delicious foods, games, rides, and of course one of the best fireworks shows around! This event is open to the public. Visit www.meade.armymwr.com for the latest in updates.
In partnership with the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES), Corvias Military Living will host the annual “National Night Out” this year on Tuesday, August 2nd from 6-9pm at the Parade Field. This award-winning event is free to the entire Fort Meade Community and features safety demonstrations, free food, giveaways, educational displays, entertainment and more! Mark your calendars; you won’t want to miss out on this event!
Congratulations to our June Yard of the Month winners! To view the photos of nominated yards and winners please visit our Facebook page. Corvias will celebrate Yard of the Month through October. The yard of the month program will reward those who make a special effort to improve their yard and beautify their home. Each yard of the month winner will receive a yard of the month sign to be displayed in front of the home, and a $25 gift card.
Judging and Rules:
- Judging will be conducted by the 15th of the month. Photos of the top 3 yards for each community will be posted on our Facebook page.
- The yard with the most “likes” will win. If you would like to nominate a yard, you can do so by emailing a photo to the Community Office. A resident may win only once during the 2016 Yard of the Month program.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children dying each year from accidental strangling, is window cords. Since these blind and curtain cords are a serious risk for our children, Corvias Military Living wants to remind you and your family on the proper steps to staying safe. Be sure to keep all window cords out of the reach of children. This includes ensuring that all furniture and toys are away from windows and if possible, moved to another wall. Examine all shades and blinds in the home. If your home does not have the cordless blind style, make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. Do not place cribs, beds, and furniture close to the windows because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords. Make loose cords inaccessible. If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, install tension devices to keep the cord taut.
Following these tips will help keep you and your family safe from this hidden hazard. More information can be found by visiting the Window Safety Cord Council’s website, windowcoverings.org.
When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water. For more water conservation tips: http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/
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July 1 – Red, White and Blue Celebration starting 4pm at Parade Field
July 4th – All Offices Closed
July 6, 13, 20 and 27th – Famers Market 10am-2pm at the Meade Pavilion
July 8th – R&B Night; 7pm-12am at Club Meade
July 15th – Resident Appreciation Celebration 4-7pm at Potomac Place
July 23rd – LTS’s New York City Trip
July 29th – Latin Night; 7pm-12am at Club Meade