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A Newsletter for the Residents of Atlantic Marine Corps Communities

November 2010 Volume 1 Issue 11

HELPFUL NUMBERS Main Office & Maintenance General Management Office 866.509.2424 Maintenance Department 877.509.2424 Camp Lejeune Offices Berkeley Manor & Watkin's Village 910.219.6410 Midway Park 910.219.6380 Knox Cove 910.219.6451

AMCC Makes Town Halls Fun Start the movies, strike the pins, AMCC is making Town Hall Meetings FUN again! For the month of November, AMCC will have the camera rolling or the pins in line to make your night out with your family at your Town Hall Meeting both informative and FUN! So bring the whole family to watch a movie or play a game of bowling. Before the event, your Community Managers will update you and your family with information about current events, updates in your community, and MORE! Please RSVP on-line at: for your Town Hall event. Find your community below to find out what exciting event is planned for you and your family! Visit for more details about the upcoming Town Halls for your community.

Cherry Point: November 4 Who: Slocum Village, Nugent Cove, Binder Oaks and Grant’s Landing residents Where: Visit your Community Center between 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm where your Community Manager will provide updates and information about your community. During this time at the Community Center you and your family will receive a ticket for a free game of Bowling and Shoe Rental. After the resident Town Hall enjoy a fun night of bowling. Residents will be able to use their ticket to bowl a free game at the MCCS Bowling Alley, Bldg 1281 (off of Roosevelt Blvd on E Street) from 7:00 pm to closing the night of November 4th.

Midway Park Residents: November 16

Tarawa Terrace I & II 910.219.6440

Where: Midway Park Theater Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Paradise Point, Hospital Point & Courthouse Bay 910.219.6420

Community Manager will provide updates to their residents on information about their community at the Midway Park Theater. This is where you will receive your ticket for Free Movie, Popcorn, and Soda for your family.

New River Offices McCutcheon Manor & Peterfield Point 910.219.6460 Cherry Point Offices

Free Movie from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

TT1, TTII, and Knox Cove: November 18 Where: MCCS TT44 Bldg Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Community Manager will provide updates to their residents on information about their communities at the MCCS TT44 Bldg, 1401 West Road Camp Lejeune.

Binder Oaks & Nugent Cove 252.463.8432

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Free Family Movie for residents.

Grant’s Landing & President’s Cove 252.463.8410

Where: New River Bowling Alley Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Slocum Village & Lawson’s Village 252.463.8420

New River: November 22

Community Manager will provide updates to their residents on information about their Community. This is when you will receive your (1) free ticket for bowling and shoe rental for your family.

Community Information: Important Information for Residents

Safety Tips for Cooking During the Holidays Watch What You Heat

Maintenance Update

Helpful Reminders

Preventative Maintenance

Pet Policy

Routine, preventative maintenance helps keep your home comfortable and clean and saves you from having major issues with your home later down the road. The following are some suggestions to help extend the comfort of your home through preventative maintenance: 1. Be sure to keep your air filters changed every month. Making sure to keep up with this will help with your heating and cooling and can prevent future problems with your HVAC system. 2. During the winter months, be sure to turn the outside water spickets off and unhook the hose. This can prevent the spickets from freezing and busting inside the wall and causing future water damage inside your home. 3. Keeping your dryer filter clean will help reduce the lint built up inside the piping and will help your dryer to work more efficiently while drying your clothes. 4. When running your AC/Heating Systems, be sure to keep the windows and the doors closed on the home. Keeping your home closed up while the systems are running will reduce the amount of moisture inside the home. Remember, a regular schedule of preventative maintenance can stop many future unnecessary problems and will keep your home in tip-top shape.

What’s that Smell? Your heater may have a slight burning smell the first few times you turn it on this Fall. Dust builds up in the system while it sits unused. The smell will dissipate after a few uses. Contact 1.843.846.5330 if the smell does not go away after three consecutive uses.

Cannot have a breed restricted dog in base housing. (This applies to new residents. Some residents may be grandfathered in. You can reference this under the Base Regulation: Control of Domestic Animal within Privatized Housing Areas (a) MCO P11000.22 Ch 6) Must have all required paperwork. Pets can not be left outside unattended for any amount of time. Must pick up after your animals. Two Pets per home. Any pet damages to the home will be at the tenants expense.

Placement of Trash Cans Per the community handbook the trash must be stored out of the view of the street. On trash days, you may place the trash can to the curb after 6:00 am and must be pulled back up from the curb the same day as trash day. All trash should be placed in plastic trash bags. Wash out trash can receptacles every couple of months. A Trash and Recycling schedule is available at your community office.

Holiday Decorations Residents are not permitted to get on the roofs or second level of the home to place any type of decoration. Make sure that holiday decorations are taken down in a timely manner. Please be energy conservative and unplug holiday lights at night before going to bed—do not leave them on for 24 hours.


The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove. If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you're cooking.

Know What to do if You Gave a Cooking Fire When in doubt, just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave. If you do try to fight the fire, be sure others are already getting out and you have a clear path to the exit. Always keep an oven mitt and a lid nearby when you're cooking. If a small grease fire starts in a pan, smother the flames by carefully sliding the lid over the pan (make sure you are wearing the oven mitt). Turn off burner. Do not move the pan. To keep the fire from restarting, leave the lid on until the pan is completely cool. In case of an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed to prevent flames from burning you or your clothing. If you have a fire in your microwave oven, turn it off immediately and keep the door closed. Never open the door until the fire is completely out. Unplug the appliance if you can safely reach the outlet. After a fire, both ovens and microwaves should be checked and/or serviced before being used again. Source: pdf/publications/cooking/fa-312.pdf

AMERICA RECYCLES DAY Household Hazardous Material/Waste Collection Event! When: Monday, Nov. 15th Time: 9 am to 3 pm Where: Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Exchange Parking Lot

Acceptable Items: Polishes Lighter Fluid Used Motor Oil Paint Thinners Batteries Household Cleaners Latex and Oil Paints Solvents Pesticides/Herbicides Furniture Stripers Wood Preservatives Automotive Fluids

Un-Acceptable Items: Gas Cylinders Unlabeled containers Ammunition Radioactive Infectious/Biological

We Want Your Insite Let Us Know What You Think Your feedback is important to us! In order to ensure that we are performing at our best all year long, Atlantic Marine Corps Communities (AMCC) has contracted with an online resident feedback service called „Insite‟. Our goal at Atlantic Marine Corps Communities is to provide the best homes, community, service and value to you and your family.

property management team member can contact you and correct the issue. Once the questionnaire is complete, your community manager will receive the results via email. Thank you for providing your „Insite‟ (maybe the logo again here) and we look forward to hearing from you!

The SatisFacts Research Insite program is an innovative, easy to use online feedback loop that enables critical communication between residents and the property management staff. You will receive an electronic resident feedback questionnaire following different service events including after you move-in, after a service request is completed on your home and after you submit your notice to vacate.

Atlantic Marine Corps Communities (AMCC) is supporting Toys for Tots this year by asking all residents and employees to donate a new, unwrapped toy! Toys for Tots boxes are on display at all of our Community Offices in MCAS New River, MCAS Cherry Point and MCB Camp Lejeune.

In order to receive the SatisFacts online questionnaire, the property management team must have an active email address for each resident. Typically, you have provided your email address to the community staff at the time of your lease signing; however if your email address has changed, please contact your property management representative to update our records. If you have experienced one of the service events listed above and have not received an online questionnaire, please contact your community office to verify your information. The online questionnaire is easy to complete and only takes a few minutes. The questionnaire is voluntary and can be completed anonymously if preferred. Please take a few minutes to provide feedback to the property management team. If you were not satisfied with the service you received, please include your contact information so that a


Toys for Tots strives to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas in communities throughout the U.S. The organization collects new, unwrapped toys and donations from the community in order to present a gift to children who might not otherwise have received one. Founded just over 60 years ago, the Toys for Toys organization now collects over 6 million toys each year for distribution in over 600 communities. For more information about Toys for Tots, please see their website at

WIN A STAYCATION at the Sheraton Atlantic Beach with dinner, tours, and more! Enter to win by submitting your email address at or to your Community Center.


Sponsored by the Camp Lejeune Environmental Management Division


Coastal Events Calendar November Monday, Nov. 1st Community Watch Bicentennial Community Center 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday , Nov. 2nd Children’s Workshop by Home Depot Tarawa Terrace Community Center 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Wednesday, Nov. 3rd Story Time Bicentennial Community Center 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Community Watch Slocum Village Community Center 5:30pm to 6:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 4th Cherry Point Town Hall Details on Front Page Tuesday, Nov. 9th Building a Healthy Marriage Bicentennial Community Center 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Atlantic Marine Corps Communitiies 5401 Maryland Avenue Camp Lejeune, NC 28547 866.509.2424


Enjoy Fun Crafts AMCC Craft Corners are held weekly from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Tuesdays Wednesday, Nov. 10th Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corps: Enjoy a Slice of Cake at your Community Center from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Offices Close at 3:00 pm in Observance of Veterans Day Holiday

Thursday, Nov. 18th Do It Yourself Workshop by Home Depot Bicentennial Community Center 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Tarawa Terrace I and II & Knox Cove Town Hall Details on Front Page

Thursday, Nov. 11th

Monday, Nov. 22nd

AMCC Offices Closed for Veterans Day Holiday

New River Town Hall Details on Front Page

Tuesday, Nov. 16th Parent Child Communication Tarawa Terrace Community Center 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Midway Park Town Hall Details on Front Page

Wednesday Nov. 24th Offices Close at 3:00 pm in Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday, Nov. 25th AMCC Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday, Nov. 17th

Friday, Nov. 26th

Story Time Bicentennial Community Center 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

AMCC Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Children’s Workshop by Home Depot Bicentennial Community Center 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Tarawa Terrace Community Center

Wednesday Bicentennial Community Center New River Community Center

Wii Tournament Open video game tournaments are held weekly from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Saturdays Bicentennial Community Center

Mommy & Me Enjoy “Mommy and Me” playgroup every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month starting in November from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Grant‟s Landing Community Center. All events are free and open to all AMCC residents. Find out more about all our upcoming events at

The Coastal Gazette - November 2010  

Atlantic Marine Corps Communities presents the November 2010 edition of the Coastal Gazette, a resident newsletter.