• Don’t let winter fool you with a few warm days

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  • Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
    Winter in Kansas can be unpredictable. One day temperatures can approach 60 degrees and the next plummet back into the 20s. Don’t fall victim to Mother Nature’s trickery — it is still winter!
    Therefore, residents are asked to remember that garden hoses must remain detached to prevent pipes from freezing. Residents will be held responsible for any damage caused by frozen pipes because garden hoses are not disconnected.
    Also, if freezing temperatures are predicted, let a steady drip of water run from the highest faucet in the house and leave cabinet doors open so room heat can reach the pipes.
    Don’t set the thermostat below 60 degrees if you are planning on leaving home for a few days and try to have a friend stop by to check on the home. An extended absence form can be obtained at the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities office at 220 Hancock Ave. This form lets residents appoint someone to be contacted in case of an emergency.
    Contact the Community Management Office at (913) 682-6300 with any questions or concerns.
    Holiday closures
    FLFHC offices and the Self-Help Store will be closed Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day. Normal business hours will resume Feb. 19. To report a maintenance emergency or submit a work order when the offices are closed, call the 24-hour maintenance line at (913) 651-3838.
    Birthday drawing
    Have a child with a birthday in February? Come by the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities office at 220 Hancock Ave. to enter him or her into the monthly birthday drawing. All submissions must be received in the FLFHC office by Feb. 21.
    Coloring contest
    Children’s coloring contest sheets are available online at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com and at the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. Entries must be received by Feb. 21. Contest winners will receive a prize and have their artwork published in the FLFHC newsletter.
    Super Savers
    The Super Saver program is designed to promote conservation in the home and increase awareness and understanding of the information on resident utility statements.
    Residents can nominate themselves for the Super Saver of the Month award by submitting a nomination form, which can be found on the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com. Bring the form and a copy of the most recent utilities statement to the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. by the 21st of each month.
    Utilities fact
    Heating a home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in the home — typically making up about 42 percent of a utility bill.
    Page 2 of 2 - Watch for more community event announcements on Facebook, followed by a One-Call Now e-mail message with event details, and don’t forget to follow FLFHC on Twitter. Visit the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com for downloadable forms and other useful information.
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