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Late last year, families living on-post received a housing survey from SatisFacts to determine resident satisfaction. The data collected from this survey, as well as the quarterly RCI surveys, helps Corvias improve your experience living on-post.
Out of a possible 5.00 score, Corvias Military Living residents gave the company a 4.29 in the 2014 survey. Corvias earned the Superior Service distinction at 32 of the military communities the company manages throughout the country with a score of 4.0 to 4.49. Eight communities earned the highest honors, Exceptional Service achievement, with a score of 4.5 or above. This award marks the seventh year in a row that Corvias has ranked first nationally in the SatisFacts Annual Resident Survey, and the eighth consecutive year it has achieved the Superior Company Score award.
"We are committed to our mission of improving the quality of life for the service members and their families living on all of Corvias' installations," said Chuck Parker, Division President of Corvias Military Living. "This award speaks volumes about how passionate Corvias employees are nationwide about their jobs and those they serve. Achieving the highest rating from our residents is a tremendous honor and we are humbled by their recognition of our efforts."
To find out more information and see the complete list of winners click here.
The origins of April Fools’ Day are, perhaps appropriately, shrouded in mystery. The commonly accepted story is that when Pope Gregory XIII replaced the Julian calendar with the Gregorian version, New Year’s Day shifted from the traditional April 1 to Jan. 1. Those who adopted the Gregorian calendar made fun of people who continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1, calling them “April Fools.”
According to the InfoPlease website, though, a Boston University history professor proposed an alternative explanation in 1983: During the reign of the emperor Constantine in the 3rd and 4th centuries, he said, a group of court jesters claimed they could do a better job of running the empire. Constantine finally made a clown named Kugel king for a day. One of Kugel’s edicts called for a day of absurd behavior, and the tradition continued every year after Constantine resumed the throne.
And now, the rest of the story: After being quoted by the Associated Press, though, Professor Boskin admitted he’d been playing an April Fools’ Day joke of his own: He’d made the story up.
Cooking Matters is taking their show on the road! Come out to the Cooking Matters Mobile Tour at Reece Crossings on Tuesday, April 7th from 4:30-6:30PM. Learn how to shop for healthy foods on a budget, how to find bargains, and how to read and compare labels. Enjoy appetizers, food samples, cooking demonstrations and more.
80 to 90 percent of energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. To save energy, consider washing your clothes in cold water.
Enlisted Spouses Club will be hosting the 7th Annual Clean Up! Fort Meade event on Saturday, April 11th from 8AM-11AM at Burba Lake. The main check in point will be directly near the Post Library parking lot. This event gathers various members of the Fort Meade community to come out and dedicate a few hours of their time to giving back and cleaning up our community. For more information click here.
Earth Day 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk will be held Saturday, April 18th. The run begins at 8:00 a.m. at Burba Lake Recreation Area. For more information call 301-677-3318 or click here.
Fort Meade Earth Day Celebration– Come out to the Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 22nd from 10-2pm at the Pavilion. Enjoy exhibits and demonstrations to learn more about the environment, and what you can do to make a difference.
Grab your hook, grab your line, grab the bait, grab the box and wait! It’s that time of year for everyone’s favorite past time, FISHING! Grab your rigs and your favorite rod and reel and get casting.
For information on obtaining a fishing license, check out the Department of Natural Resources. This site has all the information you need, from purchasing your fishing license to finding a charter boat.
Next, go to hookandbullet.com which will give you the best spots to go to get a nice catch. Don’t forget Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation has a lot of your fishing needs from fishing poles to canoes and boats.
Know a spouse an active-duty service member with plans to go to college? Please pass this information along! Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about $5,000 Educational Grants available from Corvias Foundation. Application deadline is May 7, 2015.
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If you refer someone who moves into Reece Crossings or our family housing, $300 is yours! If you know someone who is looking to move, encourage them to apply now! The sooner the referral moves into the community, the sooner you will receive your reward.
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Upcoming events and important dates
- April 1: April Fools’ Day
- April 5: Easter Brunch at Club Meade
- April 7: Cooking Matters Happy Hour at Reece Crossings from 4:30-6:30pm
- April 11: Enlisted Spouses Annual Clean Up! 8am-11am at Burba Lake
- April 15: Purple Up! for military children
- April 15: Tax Day
- April 18: Earth Day 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk at 8am at Burba Lake
- April 22: Fort Meade Earth Day Celebration from 10-2pm at Pavillion
- April25: Family Fun Fair from 9-3pm at Burba Lake