Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
Spring is on its way and Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities would like to remind residents to be proactive about general spring time cleaning and the general maintenance upkeep of your home. Take this opportunity to get rid of the old and bring in the new.

FLFHC has partnered with the City Union Mission Christian Life Center. The second Saturday of each month, items to be donated to the mission should be placed curbside by 10 a.m. For each donation, the mission will give a voucher for tax credit that can be written off income taxes. The next pick up is March 14.

The mission accepts clothing, furniture and other household items but not mattresses, cribs or car seats. Separate any bulk trash from donations and place clothing and shoes inside plastic bags marked for mission donation. Anything left on the curb Monday will be collected as bulk trash and not a donation.

Routine maintenance
Furnace filters and mulch, when in season and available, can be picked up at the FLFHC Maintenance Department on Warehouse Road next to the horse stables. Touch-up paint, light bulbs and grass seed are available for minimal cost. For touch-up paint, remember to bring a wide-mouth plastic container with a sealable lid, and the staff will provide a small amount of paint.

As the season changes, so does the weather. Rain will soon be on its way and roof gutters may need to be cleaned of any debris that has built up since fall. Call the Maintenance Department at (913) 651-3838 and schedule a work order.

Pot of gold
In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, FLFHC is having a “Pot of Gold” contest through March 16. Stop by the Community Management Office, 220 Hancock Ave. and guess how many pieces of candy are in the pot. The winner gets the candy and a $100 gift certificate.

Take and bake pizza
Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities invites school-age residents to stop by the Community Management Office, 220 Hancock Ave., from 11 a.m. to noon March 20 to create their own free personal size cheese or pepperoni pizza to take home, bake and enjoy for lunch. This is a family-friendly event for all FLFHC residents. Quantities are limited. Parental supervision is required for anyone age 14 or younger.

Scholarships
Scholarship opportunities for FLFHC residents are available through the Michaels Organization Educational Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of The Michaels Organization.

The foundation awards scholarship grants to residents of Michaels Organization properties who are pursuing some form of higher education in a college, a trade or professional school, or an institute. Last year, 24 FLFHC residents received scholarship grants.

The scholarships are available to the family members of active-duty service members residing in housing communities owned or managed by the companies of The Michaels Organization, which includes Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities. 

For more information or to download a copy of the application, visit https://www.michaelsscholars.com/. Printed applications are available at the FLFHC Community Management office at 220 Hancock Ave. Deadline for applications is April 15. Transcripts are required.
For more information, call (913) 682-6300.

Birthday drawing
Have a child with a birthday in March? Come by the FLFHC 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 March 20.

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 March 20. Contest winners will receive a prize and have their artwork published in the FLFHC newsletter.

Utilities tip
Turn lights off when not in use, even for short periods of time. Turning lights off and on uses less energy than if they are left on all the time.

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.

Resources for on-post residents

On-post housing residents should contact these resources about housing concerns:

• The Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities Management Office, 220 Hancock Ave., is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (913) 682-6300.

• The FLFHC Maintenance Office and Self-Help Store, 800 W. Warehouse Road, phone number is (913) 651-3838. Residents can also submit routine maintenance requests via e-mail at fhcmaint@tmo.com.

• Garrison Housing Oversight Office, call 684-5684 or e-mail usarmy.leavenworth.imcom-central.mbx.hso@mail.mil.

• The resident’s military chain of command.

• Garrison Commander’s Office, call 684-2993 or the Commander’s Housing Concern Hotline at 684-3858.

In addition to these resources, residents can attend the monthly community mayors’ forum; attend the quarterly installation stakeholder meetings, a forum for the chain of command to share information and pass on community concerns; or participate in the quarterly Facebook town hall meetings.

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