Friday & Saturday, June 5-6
66th Annual Uncle Billy’s Day Festival, Altavista
Uncle Billy’s Day is a festival that offers something for the entire family. Two fun-filled days of live music, crafts, carnival rides, art and photography show, food, car show, pony rides, mechanical bull, trade lot, beer and wine garden, and fireworks on Saturday night.
Free admission and shuttle bus service from parking areas. Friday 4pm-11pm and Saturday 9am-11pm. The festival is located in English Park along the Staunton River, Pittsylvania Avenue and 3rd Street, Altavista.
Visit our website for the music line-up and other event information: www.unclebillysdayfestival.com. Or call the Altavista Chamber of Commerce, 434-369-6665.
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2015 Lynchburg Relay for Life
Please bring by your donations for our Relay for Life team to the Leasing Office! The event will be held in 12 days at Lynchburg City Stadium, we would really appreciate everyone’s help to reach our fundraising goal!
Please remember that the posted speed limit for our community is 25 MPH. Our community will have increased patrols for this issue and will be bringing out the radar detector sign to educate our residents on their speed as they enter or leave our community.
Make sure if you decide to grill out, to please take your grills at least 20 feet away from the buildings or any walk ways. Also, if you use the stationary charcoal grills take a few moments to clean them for the next resident’s use.
Our community is completing major projects to improve our community. Please bear with us while the work continues.
Walden Pond Resident Survey
Our team appreciates each of you and would love to hear your feedback! If you see a staff member going above and beyond or would like to tell us how great your home is, please take a few minutes to complete a Walden Pond Resident Survey at www.waldenpondliving.com/resident-survey.htm.
As a friendly reminder, please do not hang your pool towels over your patio or balcony areas. We strive to keep our community clean and presentable to all our residents and guests.
How to Maintain your Garbage Disposal
Garbage Disposal Do’s:
• Do keep your garbage disposal clean. Pour a little dish soap inside and let the garbage disposal run for a minute or so with some cold water after washing dishes.
• Do run your garbage disposal regularly. Frequent use prevents rust and corrosion, assures that all parts stay moving and prevents obstructions from accumulating.
• Do grind food waste w/ a strong flow of cold water. Why cold water? It will cause any grease or oils that may get into the unit to solidify, so that they can be chopped up before reaching the trap.
• Do grind certain hard materials such as small chicken and fish bones, egg shells, small fruit pits, etc. A scouring action is created by these particles inside the grind chamber that cleans the garbage disposal’s walls.
• Do grind peelings from citrus fruits such as lemons or oranges to freshen up drain smells.
• Do cut large items into smaller pieces. Put them into the garbage disposal one at a time instead of trying to shove a large amount in at once.
Garbage Disposal Don’ts:
The most important rule of thumb: Don’t Put Anything in the Garbage Disposal That Is Not Biodegradable Food. A garbage disposal is not a trash can; it’s for food scraps only. Non food items can damage both blades and the motor. When in doubt, throw it out!
• Don’t grind glass, plastic, metal or even paper.
• Don’t grind anything combustible.
• Don’t grind cigarette butts.
• Don’t pour grease, oil or fat into your garbage disposal or drain. Grease will slowly accumulate and impede your garbage disposal’s grinding ability as well as clog drains.
• Don’t use hot water when grinding food waste. Hot water will cause grease to liquefy and accumulate, causing drains to clog.
• Don’t grind extremely fibrous material like corn husks, celery stalks, onion skins, and artichokes. Fibers from these can tangle and jam the garbage disposal motor and block drains.
• Don’t turn off the motor or water until grinding is completed. When grinding is complete, turn off the garbage disposal first. Let water continue to run for at least 15 seconds, flushing out any remaining particles. Then turn off water.
• Don’t put too many potato peels down the garbage disposal. The starches in the potatoes will turn into a thick paste and may cause blades to stick.
• Don’t put large amounts of food down the garbage disposal. Feed food into the garbage disposal a little at a time with the cold water running; this will help the food scraps flow down freely through the drain pipes and plumbing.
• Don’t put expandable foods into your garbage disposal. Foods like pasta and rice expand when you add water in a pot; they do the same thing once inside your pipes or garbage disposal and are the cause of many jams and clogs.
• Don’t grind large animal bones (beef, pork etc.).
• Avoid putting coffee grounds down the garbage disposal. They won’t harm the garbage disposal and they’ll actually help eliminate odors. However, they can accumulate in drains and pipes, causing clogs. Best to avoid.
• Don’t use harsh chemicals like bleach or drain cleaners. They can damage blades and pipes. Borax is a natural sink cleaner and sanitizer that effectively works on odor-causing mold and mildew that accumulates in garbage disposals.
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