- Randolph Pointe welcomes single and unaccompanied Department of Defense Civilians and Sergeants
- Valentine’s give away!
- Staying warm in the winter
- Finances, savings and taxes
- Fitness Rooms Open 24-Hours
- Scholarship deadline Feb. 12
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Proper grease disposal prevents sewer overflows
- Green Corner
- Fort Bragg tax center is now open
- Want to know what is happening in your neighborhood?
Randolph Pointe welcomes single and unaccompanied DoD Civilians and Sergeants: Refer a friend today!
Fort Bragg and Corvias Military Living announced Jan. 8 that unaccompanied Department of Defense civilians and service members with the pay grade of E5 who are considered geographical bachelors or have been granted a Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA) for barracks will now be eligible to live at Randolph Pointe, so refer a friend today and earn a $200 referral
Our eligibility is being expanded now due to the recent completion of five additional new buildings in our second phase of construction. Click here to continue reading.
Swing by the Randolph Pointe Community Center Friday, Feb. 13, and pick up your Valentine’s Day goodies and enter to win a SWEET PRIZE! Refreshments will be served all day! You must be a resident to win!
Heating your home accounts for about 66 percent of your monthly energy consumption during winter months. Making some small changes around the house can help you lower your energy consumption and help you stay warm. Here are a few tips to help you stay toasty this winter:
- Wear slippers. Warm air rises so your feet on the floor often get cold. Wearing a pair of cozy slippers can keep your feet toasty and help you feel warmer.
- Sweaters, cardigans and sweatshirts can help you stay comfortable while keeping your thermostat set lower.
- Regularly changing your air filter reduces stress on your HVAC system. Filters are available at the Clubhouse for no charge.
- A slow cooker is an effective way to make a hearty meal on a cold day.
For more tips on energy consumption read your monthly Corvias Community Newsletter.
Military Saves Week begins February 23! Saving your hard-earned money year-round is a great way to ensure financial preparedness. One of the tools available to service members is the website www.militarysaves.org. The site can help you set goals, make savings plans and find resources to help you save.
It is important to recognize that despite your savings plans, there may still be financial emergencies that cost more than your nest egg can cover. If you are ever in an unexpected financial emergency, Army Emergency Relief (AER) is here to help. AER can assist with medical expenses, funeral expenses, emergency travel, car repairs, food, rent, and other emergencies. For more information, please visit www.aerhq.org. The Military OneSource no-cost, online tax preparation and filling service has launched. If you are eligible under the Military OneSource program, you can complete, save and file your 2014 federal and up to three state returns with a custom tool made available through the Military OneSource website.
Like they say, summer bodies are made in the winter. If you are planning to lounge by the pool this summer or just want to improve your fitness, come to the Randolph Pointe Clubhouse. Take advantage of the two fitness rooms available to you 24-hours a day. The cardio and weight rooms are state of the art and ready to get you in shape for summer.
Applications for the Corvias Foundation $50,000 Scholarships for children of active-duty service members are due Thursday, February 12. The application is available online at corviasfoundation.org. $5,000 Educational Grants for spouses are due May 7. Don’t forget!
The Girl Scouts troops of North Carolina Coastal Pines, Cumberland County Area 33 will be out in the community for the annual cookie sale program. Cookie booths will be set up on weekends selling cookies and collecting donations for Operation Cookie Drop, which sends Girl Scout Cookies to deployed service members. The booths will be selling all your favorites, like Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties and Caramel deLites, at the Airborne Troop Store, Mini Mall, Pope Mini Mall and Smoke Bomb Hill Shoppette.
The accumulation of fats, oils and grease (also known as F.O.G) has recently caused a sewer overflow on Fort Bragg. Fortunately no personal property was damaged and no health concerns were posed.
Helping prevent future sewer overflows and backups is easy. All you have to do is properly discard or recycle F.O.G. from food scraps, cooking oils, shortening, lard, butter and margarine, gravy and other fatty food products.
Do not pour F.O.G. down your sink, toilet, gutters or storm drains. Over time, these materials will build up in sewer lines resulting in blockages that could cause untreated waste water to back up into homes, yards, streets or storm drains.
To properly dispose of F.O.G., pour it into a sealable container and place the sealed container in the trash. It is that easy. Click here for more information.
Open draperies and blinds to allow warm sunlight to enter in daylight hours. Close draperies and blinds at night to maintain heat.
Fort Bragg’s Tax Center is now accepting appointments. The center provides free tax preparation, electronic filing, and tax form distribution for federal and all state tax returns. Active-duty service members, family members, and retirees are encouraged to file their taxes at the center. The Tax Center is located on the 6th Floor of the Soldier Support Center.
The hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and closed on Sundays. Assistance is provided by appointment or on a walk-in basis. However, appointments are highly recommended. Don’t forget your W2’s, DoD ID card, and Power of Attorney, if necessary. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (910) 396-8299.
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
- Feb. 11: Volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank from 1 to 4 p.m.
- Feb. 13: Valentine’s Day Give Away at the Randolph Pointe Clubhouse
- Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day
- Feb. 16: Presidents Day, all Corvias Military Living offices are open
- Feb. 21: Fort Bragg 5k Walk/Run, 9 a.m. Hedrick Stadium
- Feb. 25: Help Feed the Homeless at the Salvation Army, 4 to 6:30 p.m.