Foxtales July 2018 Newsletter

Community Events

  • Fourth of July Splash & Bash Join us for a fun packed Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4th at the Huntsman Pool. There will be a cookout beginning at noon & games (end @ 4 pm). Enjoy free hot dogs & chips while they last!! $1 snow cones & other cool treats & concessions offered by Hethwood Market - (there till 4pm). Only 50¢ for drinks. We will have a variety of fun games Big & Little Splash Contest! Please note, the Huntsman Pool will be closing at 6 pm on July 4th, so that our aquatics team can spend with friends & family. Due to the added treats, discount guest passes will not be accepted on July 4th. Guest fees will be $5.
  • Get Pizza for $5 from DominosThursday, July 5th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the Welcome Center. Enjoy fresh, hot pizza from Dominos! (While supplies last)
  • Ice Cream by the Pool Saturday, July 21st starting at 2 PM the Hethwood Market will be at the Huntsman Pool serving up some delicious hand dipped ice cream! Flavors will depend on availability. While supplies last! Photo ID/Pool Pin required for entry to pool area/regular guest fees apply.
  • Popsicles by the Pool Friday, July 27th starting at 2 pm at the Huntsman Pool. Cool down with a refreshing popsicle…While supplies last! Photo ID/Pool Pin required for entry to pool area/regular guest fees apply.
  • Yoqua Wednesdays from 6-7 pm in the Huntsman Pool beginning July 11th Join Ellen Goldlust for pool yoga classes appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Low impact yet challenging workout that provides the additional benefits of a focus on connecting to the breath and letting go of the stress. $5 per class paid to instructor at class. Email questions to or contact the Hethwood Foundation at 540-552-5252 for details. Rain date will be Thursdays.
  • Hatha Yoga Thursdays from 6 – 7:15 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.
  • Goodwill Donations If you’re moving out of your apartment home, please consider donating any lightly used items. We have several EDGAR boxes set-up throughout the community that allow donation access 24/7.

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 and search “Student Caller”.

Extermination Schedule

Monday, July 2   100 - 900
Thursday, July 5   1000 - 1900
Monday, July 9   2000 - 2700
Thursday, July 12   2800 - 3600
Monday, July 16   3700 - 4500
Thursday, July 19   4600 -5500
Monday, July 23   5600 – 6300
Thursday, July 26   6400 – 7200

Enjoy the Pergola, Grilling Area and Cornhole

We are excited to offer a nice area where you can play some fun games of regulation Cornhole, picnic, or cook out on the grill. The Hethwood office has sets of sturdy Cornhole bags you can purchase for $25.

Fitness & Welcome Center Hours

The Welcome Center and Fitness Center will be closed on Wednesday July 4, 2018 please place any correspondence in the drop box. If you have an emergency, please call 540-951-1223. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Out and About in Blacksburg Events

  • United Way – United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd would like to ask for your support of our Stuff the Bus Program! All items received in a specific community will be distributed to children in need in that community. All donations stay local to serve the needs of local children. Distribution of the school supplies this year will be through local partner charities (Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program, Radford Clothing Bank, and Floyd County Emergency Assistance Program) and given to local school systems to help teachers. In addition to the month-long collection, a Stuff the Bus Event will take place Saturday, July 28th from 9 am to 6 pm at the Christiansburg Walmart. Three school buses from Montgomery County, Radford City, and Floyd County will be parked out front, and the community is urged to come out and “Stuff The Bus” to send local children back to school prepared to learn. The Foxridge & Hethwood Welcome Center will also be a drop off location for our residents during the month of July! Thank You for your support and helping our community LIVE UNITED!
  • 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 $1 off!
  • TOTS – FREE Side Item! Get an extra FREE side item with your DINE- IN order. Not valid with any other offers or coupons. Expires 7/31/2018.
  • The Trea$ure Trove – A Nonprofit Thrift Store has its 2nd location now open! 3055 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg – Across from Corning. Store Hours are Wednesday from Noon – 6 pm and Thursday – Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm. 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.

2018 Swim Lessons

Join us for swim lessons at the Huntsman Pool! Descriptions are available on the Hethwood Foundation website Levels 1, 2 & 3 will be offered Monday-Friday from 12-12:45 pm. Session 3 will be offered July 9-13th. The cost for swim lessons for residents is $30 and for non-residents is $40. Please register with the Hethwood Foundation by July 5th at noon.

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 your 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

  • Dominos Pizza Dinner
    Rangaswamy Muniappan
  • Hethwood Market Winner 
    Sakthivel Subramaniam
  • Congratulations Robert Jordan,
    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.

Pool Information

Pool Pin Needed:

  1. Persons 16 years or younger that do not have a picture ID or Driver’s License. One adult per household should come by, fill out registration forms and pick up the children’s pool pins. Initial pins are free; however, replacement for lost pool pins will cost $2.00, which is nonrefundable. Children will be required to wear pins at all times while using our aquatic facilities.
  2. Adults that do not have a picture ID. Please note that a picture ID may be obtained from the VA DMV. A list of residents will be kept at the pool gate. Adults over 16 years are required to show ID to enter the pool.
  3. Residents may also obtain a pool pin at the pool during normal hours if they were not able to attend the pool pin registration night.

Pool Hours:

Huntsman Pool: Monday 10 am – 8 pm, Tuesday Noon – 6 pm, Wednesday through Saturday 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday Noon – 8 pm.

*Please remember that the above listed hours are subject to change depending on lifeguard availability and the weather. 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,

Our Fan Page is for You!

Check out our Facebook Fan Page Foxridge Apartment Homes every Wednesday! You don’t want to miss out to be a Hump Day winner!

Dog Reminder

For the safety and well-being of all residents, and in accordance with the Animal 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.

Keeping your Home Cool

Your air-conditioner like yourself has to work harder in these temperatures to cool you. With temperatures being in the high 90’s or higher there are a few items you may want to consider when setting the temperature on your thermostat. Also remember to notify the office as soon as you notice an issue with your system. Most issues don’t get better the longer the system runs.

A few things to consider while setting your thermostat:

  • Keep your blinds closed during the day to keep the sun and heat out.
  • Keep all of your windows closed and only open the door to enter or exit
  • You’re A/C system can only cool to a certain point. Some systems may not be able to cool your home down to below 74 degrees.
  • Keep your A/C running while you are not home. Turning off the system while you are not home will cause the system to run for hours before cooling your home. This also puts added stress on the system and may make it fail prematurely.
  • Only raise the temperature 5-10 degrees while you are out. That way it will be comfortable when you return and won’t take as long to cool to your normal temperature.
  • The A/C systems of those residents on the top floor or on the afternoon sun side of the building will have to run more to cool their home.
  • Your A/C system will run longer in these temperatures. It is more difficult to cool your home in these temperatures.
  • Cooking adds extra heat to your home and will cause the A/C to run longer to remove the extra heat. You may want to consider going out to eat or getting take-out.
  • Take your long steamy showers in the morning or very late at night. It will be easier for the A/C system to remove the steam and extra heat while the outside temperatures are lower.

Want Some Cash?

Are your friends looking for an apartment home? Refer a friend to Foxridge and we will give you $50. Contact the Welcome Center for details!

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