Foxtales March 2017 Newsletter

Community Events

  • Hatha Yoga Class Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6 – 7 pm at the Huntsman Clubhouse. Join instructors from the Blacksburg Yoga Consortium in our relaxing Hatha Yoga classes here at Hethwood. This class is appropriate for a variety of ages and levels. Kindly show your driver’s license with your Hethwood or Foxridge address and you will get the special class rate of $5. Please remember to bring your own mat, if you are new or have questions or call the Hethwood Foundation at 552-5252.
  • Get Pizza for $5 from DominosEvery Wednesday come out to the Briarwood Clubhouse from 4:30 – 7 pm, and enjoy fresh, hot pizza from Dominos! *The first 50 residents that stop by will get dinner for FREE on Foxridge on March 1, 2017. No Dominos Night on Wednesday March 8, 2017.
  • Color Me Happy – Adult Coloring! Friday, March 24, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Come relax and color! Light refreshments will be served while supplies last. All residents are welcome to the event!
  • Movie Night Friday, March 31st starting at 7 pm at the Briarwood Clubhouse. Movie: Sully. Rated: PG-13. Bring some snacks and come watch the movie! Limited seating, bring a comfy seat.

Out and About in Blacksburg Events

  • Downtown Blacksburg events – March 9 – 12 Appalachian Studies Conference: EXtreme Appalachia! Public events schedule. March 18 - Free Family Film Fest - Beauty & the Beast – 10 am at The Lyric – FREE!
  • Hethwood Market – St. Patty’s Day Craft & Micro Brew Beer Tasting on Friday, March 17th starting at 5 pm; a delicious carry out dinner will also be available! 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 $1 off!
  • TOTS – FREE Side Item! Get an extra FREE side item with your DINE- IN order. Not valid with any other offers or coupons. Expires 3/31/2017.
  • The Trea$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.

Complimentary Carpet Cleaning – LAST CHANCE!

Complimentary carpet cleaning is currently being offered 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.**

Duck Pond

NO ONE is allowed in or on the pond for any reason. Even when the pond may appear to be frozen over, there is no way to check the thickness and consistency of the ice. Please do not risk your safety. Along the same lines, we ask that no one throw rocks into the pond. Not only does this create a weaker “shoreline” by removing the border, but it also costs the community and ultimately each residents. It creates a budget expense as we may have to dredge the rocks out of the center and reinforce the bank. We have also agreed to allow Blacksburg Fire and Rescue to conduct training at our pond when it has frozen over. We have offered the use of our pond to the Blacksburg Rescue Squad. When our pond freezes you may see the rescue squad completing pond rescue drills. This could be completed several times during the winter months. The area will be clearly marked with emergency vehicles and signage stating that it is only a drill.

Dog Reminder

As the weather gets warmer, 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 $25 fine.

Cold Weather Reminders

Spring is officially here in March, but we all know how extreme the weather can be here in Blacksburg. Here are some reminders in case Punxsutawney Phil’s ground hog day prediction is incorrect!

  • Snow/Ice Removal: In case of inclement weather, please park your cars at least three feet away from the edge of the sidewalk so that the Service Team will be able to remove any accumulating snow/ice.
  • Heat Reminder: As the weather remains a little colder please ensure that the thermostats are set at a minimum temperature of 60 degrees. This minimum temperature must be maintained to prevent pipes from freezing and causing damage to your apartment as well as other apartments in the building.

Extermination Schedule

Thursday, March 2   100 – 900
Monday, March 6   1000 – 1900
Thursday, March 9   2000 – 2700
Monday, March 13   2800 – 3600
Thursday, March 17   3700 – 4500
Monday, March 20   4600 – 5500
Thursday, March 23   5600 – 6300
Monday, March 27   6400 – 7200

Community Winners

  • Domino’s Pizza Winner
    Amelia Howell
  • Hethwood Market Winner 
    Chris Gavan
  • Congratulations Lizzie Harrington,
    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.

If you renewed your lease, please be sure to update your payment amount to your new monthly rent amount outlined on your Renewal Lease. Please contact us at the Welcome Center at 540-951-1221 if you need assistance in this process.

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!

Welcome Center Office Hours

The Welcome Center will be closed on Wednesday, March 8th. Please place any correspondence in the drop box. If you have an emergency, please call 540-951-1223. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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!

Safety Tips

It is important to remember a few key pedestrian safety tips.

  • When possible use sidewalks or trails and do not walk in the roadways. Always use crosswalks when available.
  • If a sidewalk, trail or crosswalk is not available walk in the roadway closest to the curb and look both ways before crossing the street.
  • If it is necessary to walk in roadways, walk facing oncoming traffic.
  • If walking after dusk wear light colored clothing or a reflective vest to be more visible to motorists.
  • Put down your cell phones and avoid wearing your headphones if it is necessary to walk in the roadway. Using these can distract you from what is going on around you.

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.

Be a lifeguard! We are now accepting applications online for lifeguards for the 2017 pool season. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and have a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard certification or equivalent. Applications can but submitted by visiting the Hethwood Foundation website at Contact the Hethwood Foundation office if you have any questions at 552-5252 with questions about the application process or about Lifeguard training. Pay is $8-$11/hr. depending on experience.

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 Liability Insurance, Positive Attitude, Customer Service Oriented, Basic Math Skills, Hours: FT-PT flex, and 18 years of age. Apply at or visit the store for an application.

Spring Break

Are you going away for Spring Break? Remember the following items to ease your mind while you’re gone:

  • Keep your heat set to at least 60 degrees
  • Turn off your appliances (excluding your refrigerator) and alarm clock
  • Remove trash
  • Lock all doors and windows

Please leave an emergency contact number at the Welcome Center. We hope you have fun and stay safe.

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! Be sure to check out our Fan Page on March 17th for a “Pot of Gold” event! On March 21st we will play some trivia about one of our team members!

Weed Control & Fertilization

Tru-Green will be coming to complete spring 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, SDS information sheets will be available in the Hethwood Foundation office.

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