- Hidden Hazards: The Window Blind Cord
- Resident Appreciation Celebration
- Mosquito Preventions
- Reece Crossing Reminders
- Red, White and Blue Celebration
- National Night Out
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According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children dying each year from accidental strangling, is window cords. Since these blind and curtain cords are a serious risk for our children, Corvias Military Living wants to remind you and your family on the proper steps to staying safe. Be sure to keep all window cords out of the reach of children. This includes ensuring that all furniture and toys are away from windows and if possible, moved to another wall. Examine all shades and blinds in the home. If your home does not have the cordless blind style, make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. Do not place cribs, beds, and furniture close to the windows because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords. Make loose cords inaccessible. If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, install tension devices to keep the cord taut.
Following these tips will help keep you and your family safe from this hidden hazard. More information can be found by visiting the Window Safety Cord Council’s website, windowcoverings.org.
We are excited to announce the new date for our Resident Appreciation Celebration. Mark your calendars for Friday, July 22nd from 4-7pm, weather permitting. Come out and enjoy food, games, music and prizes. We hope to see you there!
As you may have heard and read in the news, the Zika virus has affected many states in the U.S., including the Maryland and Washington DC area. As a reminder, Zika is a mosquito-borne illness that is primarily spread from an infected person through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.
The Fort Meade Community Health Promotion Team Environmental Work Group began mosquito surveillance through the use of traps in June. Public health and environmental technicians may be seen placing and/or collecting mosquito traps around the installation and in housing areas. The traps will not increase the prevalence of mosquitoes but will capture those already in the area.
An important part of mosquito control around your home is making sure that mosquitoes don't have a place to lay their eggs. Because mosquitoes need water for two stages of their life cycle, it's important to monitor standing water sources. Some helpful tips to reduce mosquitoes around your home are:
- Make sure you remove any standing water around your home.
- Turn over pots that may collect water.
- If you are out after dark, use a mosquito repellant spray.
- Do not leave doors or windows open. Minimize the amount of times you go inside & outside of your home to keep the mosquitoes from coming in when the door opens.
- Breezeways - Items stored or left in the breezeways, including bicycles, constitute an obstruction and/or fire hazard and will be removed and disposed of without notice. Motorcycles are not permitted to be parked in the breezeways and will be towed at the owner’s sole risk and expense without advance notice.
- Smoking - No smoking or loitering in the breezeways/stairwells
- Pets - Pets must be leashed. Pick up after pets and dispose of pet waste in the proper receptacle every time.
- Packages - Package pick up is available at the Reece Crossings’ office. Please keep in mind that space for packages is limited and any consolidated packaging and/or shipping is appreciated. Recently, we have changed our package receipt and notification process. Due to the excessive number of packages delivered to the office, we will no longer be providing courtesy calls or emails of package delivery/acceptance. Please be sure that you are tracking your packages through the shipper.
- Business Center - Please be courteous when using the computers in the business center. For your privacy, please do not save information, including photos on the business center computers or leave papers on the printer.
- Community Center – When enjoying the amenities at the community center, please remember to clean up.
Fort Meade will celebrate Independence Day on July 1 starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Fort Meade Parade Field. Participants can enjoy live music from Jared Mahone, Til' September and DJ's! There will be a variety of delicious foods, games, rides, and of course one of the best fireworks shows around! This event is open to the public. Visit www.meade.armymwr.com for the latest in updates.
In partnership with the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES), Corvias Military Living will host the annual “National Night Out” this year on Tuesday, August 2nd from 6-9pm at the Parade Field. This award-winning event is free to the entire Fort Meade Community and features safety demonstrations, free food, giveaways, educational displays, entertainment and more! Mark your calendars; you won’t want to miss out on this event!
When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water. For more water conservation tips: http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/
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July 1 – Red, White and Blue Celebration starting 4pm at Parade Field
July 4th – All Offices Closed
July 6, 13, 20 and 27th – Famers Market 10am-2pm at the Meade Pavilion
July 8th – R&B Night; 7pm-12am at Club Meade
July 23rd – LTS’s New York City Trip
July 29th – Latin Night; 7pm-12am at Club Meade