- Celebrate the holidays with us!
- Exciting enhancements coming to the clubhouse!
- How to discard your Christmas tree
- Corvias Foundation applications are now available
- Green Corner
- Don’t let stress get in the way of your holiday cheer
- Fire safety tips for the holidays
- Inclement weather necessities
- Attention all do-it-yourself mechanics
- Refer a friend and earn $250
- Stay in the know with the Randolph Pointe calendar!
- December special office hours
The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, and we want to celebrate with you. Stop by the Randolph Pointe Community Office on Wednesday, December 11 any time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. We will have free holiday gift wrapping supplies and refreshments available!
We will also be holding our annual holiday balcony decorating contest. All you have to do is decorate your balcony or patio before Wednesday, December 18 to enter the contest! It’s that easy. Prizes will be awarded, and winners will be notified on December 18.
Speaking of holiday fun, don’t forget that you can drop by the Community Office any time during business hours to sign out video games and board games. These may be especially good to have if you have family and friends coming to visit you!
By mid-December, the Randolph Pointe Community Office will receive state-of-the-art computer technology. Corvias Military Living is installing touch-screen computers with larger screens to enable you to have an easier, more interactive user experience. Since many service members expressed their desire to access the DoD network on the annual survey, we are happy to offer an additional enhancement: two Common Access Card (CAC) readers will be set up in our Community Office’s computer lab.
As always, thank you for your thoughtful and honest feedback. We look forward to continuing to serve you, to improve your quality of life, and to make Randolph Pointe a great place to live!
Thank you for placing your Christmas tree by the Randolph Pointe dumpsters prior to the morning of Friday, January 17. All trees will be recycled. Don’t forget to break down and recycle boxes after removing packing materials. Please dispose of holiday wrapping paper with your regular household trash – it is not recyclable.
Do you have a spouse and/or child who will soon attend college? Corvias Foundation may be able to help. Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn about the Foundation’s available scholarships and educational grants, including how to apply.
Switch to LED (light-emitting diode) holiday lights! LED holiday lights use about 90 percent less energy than traditional minilights.
For many, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. However, the holidays can also be a stressful time of year. The pressure of juggling gift buying, holiday parties, preparing the perfect meal, traveling or entertaining houseguests can be difficult to manage. Don’t let the demands of the season hinder your holiday cheer. Here are some tips to help prevent holiday stress:
- Plan ahead. Make a plan and schedule days for cooking, baking, shopping, preparing your home, and other events or activities. You can use helpful apps on your Smartphone for creating to-do lists, shopping lists, or locating that much-sought-after gift.
- Budget. Set a budget and stick to it. Decide in advance how much you can afford to spend. Remember to budget not only for gifts, but also for the additional food you will buy for your holiday meal and baking. This will help reduce financial stress after the holidays.
- Take care of yourself. Take time to do something relaxing. Take a long hot bath, get a massage, or listen to your favorite music. Make sure to get enough sleep. Exercise. Eat healthy.
- Give back. The holiday season is the perfect time to give back to the community. Contact local agencies and organizations for volunteer opportunities.
- Get support. If the holiday season is a difficult time for you and/or you have feelings of loneliness or sadness, reach out for help. Army Community Service (ACS) and the Chaplains offer services, counseling and support not only during the holiday season but the whole year.
Remember to focus on what is most important this holiday season and that everything does not need to be perfect. Managing stress will help you enjoy the upcoming holidays and remember the real meaning of the season.
Decorating homes for the holidays is a long-standing tradition. We would like to share some great tips to help prevent any potential fire or injuries.
The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration estimate holiday decorations cause almost 400 home fires each year. The below tips will help ensure that everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday season.
- If your home has a natural Christmas tree, water the tree on a daily basis. A well-watered tree can help prevent a fire in the event of an electrical short in the lights or if an open flame happens to come in contact with the tree.
- When choosing your tree, it has been found that a freshly cut tree with green needles is the best option; branches should be hard to pull back and should not break. The trunk of the tree should be sticky.
- Display your tree away from a heat source. Heat will quickly dry out the tree, which may lead to a higher risk of a fire.
- Promptly discard your Christmas tree by placing it by the Randolph Pointe dumpsters prior to the morning of Friday, January 17.
- When putting up holiday lights, inspect your lights for any frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, and broken or cracked sockets. If any of these things are found, discard the lights.
- More than three light strands in one outlet can cause an overload to the outlets. Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet. Periodically check the wires of the lights to ensure they are not warm to the touch. Turn off your holiday lights when no one is home.
- Purchase flame-retardant decorations. Place all decorations away from heat vents.
- Ensure that trees and other holiday decorations are not displayed in locations that would block your home’s exits in case of an emergency situation.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended. One alternative to open-flame candles are battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles.
- Ensure candles are placed in a location that prevents them from being easily tipped over. Keep all candles at least 12 inches away from any flammable items. Avoid using candles in bedrooms.
Please be safe, and happy holidays.
Winter is just around the corner. Are you ready for snow, ice, or sleet?
Below is a list of Emergency Preparedness Kit Essentials recommended by the National Hurricane Center. These items will be helpful in the event of any emergency, including winter’s inclement weather:
- Battery-powered radio and NOAA weather radio
- Flashlight with backup batteries
- Bottled water – at least one gallon per person per day for 3 to 7 days
- Cash – credit cards may not work due to power outages
- Clothing – rain/snow gear, sturdy shoes
- First-aid kit, medicines, prescription drugs
- Toiletries, hygiene items, and wet wipes
- Telephones – fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional non-cordless telephone set
- Food – non-perishable packaged or canned foods
- Non-electric can opener
- Cooking tools, fuel for an outdoor grill
- Paper plates
- Toys, books and games
- Important documents – in a re-sealable plastic bag
- Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
- Vehicle fuel tanks filled
- Emergency contact numbers
- Contact information for insurance providers
Do you like to complete your car’s maintenance on your own? Instead of completing this work in Randolph Pointe’s parking lot, please go to the two auto-related self-help areas: the East Bragg Auto Skills Center, and/or the Rec Plex Auto Skills Center. Both are located on Fort Bragg, and have experienced mechanics and reference manuals available for your convenience! You can also rent tools at a small price. Both centers ensure that all car products are thrown away in a responsible manner.
For more information, please call the East Bragg Auto Skills Center at (910) 396-1486, or the Rec Plex Auto Skills Center at (910) 394-2293. Since Randolph Pointe residents are not permitted to complete vehicle maintenance in the community’s parking lot, this is a great alternative!
Earning $250 has never been easier with the Randolph Pointe referral program. If you refer someone who moves into Randolph Pointe, $250 is yours! If you know someone who is looking to move into Randolph Pointe, encourage them to apply now! The sooner the referral moves into the community, the sooner you will receive your reward.
Here is how it works:
- When you refer someone to Randolph Pointe, give the Community Office a heads-up.
- When your referral applies to live at Randolph Pointe, be sure they note your name as their referral on their housing application.
- Once your referral moves into Randolph Pointe, $250 will be provided to you as a thank you!
It’s that easy.
Want to know what is happening at Randolph Pointe? Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date.
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.
- December 14 – Community Office closes at 4 p.m.
- December 24 – Christmas Eve – Community Office open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- December 25 – Christmas Day – All Corvias Offices Closed
- December 31 – Community Office open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- January 1 – New Year’s Day – All Corvias Offices Closed