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Make Your Home Safer AND Smarter

Fall is not only fast approaching, but so is the time of year for the season premieres of the shows you love and the debuts of shows you’re sure to love. And with HTC TV MAX, you’ll never have to miss one second of entertainment!

This is possible thanks to Restart TV, Replay TV and up to 300 hours of Cloud DVR! And you’ll be able to watch from anywhere in your house, on just about any device. And when you bundle with HTC High-Speed Internet, you’ll have whole-home coverage with Smart Wi-Fi to keep your streaming devices performing at optimum levels.

To learn more, visit https://www.htcinc.net/residential/htctv-max/.

Be Entertained to the MAX

Fall is not only fast approaching, but so is the time of year for the season premieres of the shows you love and the debuts of shows you’re sure to love. And with HTC TV MAX, you’ll never have to miss one second of entertainment!

This is possible thanks to Restart TV, Replay TV and up to 300 hours of Cloud DVR! And you’ll be able to watch from anywhere in your house, on just about any device. And when you bundle with HTC High-Speed Internet, you’ll have whole-home coverage with Smart Wi-Fi to keep your streaming devices performing at optimum levels.

To learn more, visit https://www.htcinc.net/residential/htctv-max/.

It PAYS to be a Member at HTC

This year, HTC’s Board of Directors approved a 2021 Capital Credit refund of $7 million to the membership. This year’s refund represents a portion of the 2005 and 2019 allocations. With the 2021 return, HTC has refunded more than $153 million to members in our local community since 1979.  No other telecommunications company gives back to its members like HTC!

If your Capital Credit was $50 or less, it will be applied to your HTC account. If your Capital Credit was over $50, you will receive a check in the mail (if you’ve not already).

You can learn more about Capital Credits, and the other benefits of being a cooperative member, by visiting https://www.htcinc.net/about-htc/htc-membership/capital-credits/.

Life Connections is on the Way!

The Fall 2021 edition of our Members-only magazine, Life Connections, is hitting mailboxes this month! Packed with information pertinent to you, our HTC Members, this issue includes stories on Amazing Grace Park in Marion, an Artist Spotlight on Miss Chris’ Inlet Walking Tour, a restaurant of Clean Eatz in Carolina Forest and so much more! Just another great benefit of HTC membership!

HTC Employees Donate Blood

In August, HTC employees donated a total of 21 units of blood at the most recent blood drive held at the HTC Conway location. With this donation, as many as 63 lives potentially could be saved due to the fact each unit has the power to save up to three lives. Quarterly blood drives for the American Red Cross is just one of the many ways HTC is “Helping The Community.” Thus far in 2021, HTC employees have donated 75 units and more than 3,148 units since 1999. To learn how you can do your part and donate the gift of life, visit www.redcross.org.

October is Adopt A Dog Month

The American Humane Association (AHA) has declared every October is “Adopt a Dog Month” here in the United States. The AHA dedicates the month to making people more aware of the overabundance of shelter dogs in the U.S. and how they can help. There are many misconceptions about the types of dogs found in shelters and the need for them to find a good “furrever” home. If you’re a dog, or a cat person, do you part and visit the Horry County Animal Care Center here: https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/Animal-Care-Center/Adoptable-Pets.

Color Your Stress Away!

      

Looking for something that is fun, easy and an activity to help you or you and your children de-stressed? Maybe you should try coloring. Research consistently shows that coloring can have a meditative effect. One study found that anxiety levels decline in people who were coloring complex geometric patterns, making it a perfect outlet for stress reduction. Certain habits can promote resilience to stress, as well as increase overall wellness.

Check out this link from Crayola that offers free downloadable designs you can print and color! (And if you’d like, share your works of art on social media using the hashtag #htcinc so we’ll be able to see them!) https://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/ .

Back to School

Show of hands, how many people feel like the summer has flown by? Even though it has, we hope you enjoyed it. But, now that it’s time to go back to school, HTC hopes you’re ready for an exciting new year.

To help you be prepared, we’ve got tips you can use to ease everyone back into the school routine.

  1. Set your kids’ sleep schedules back to “school time” before the first day of school.
  2. Talk openly with your kids about their feelings about returning to school and be ready to answer any questions. 
  3. Help your kids put together a rough outline of their school and activity schedules.
  4. Schedule blocks of time to check in with each child to see how things are going.
  5. Refresh your rules about screen time for the school year. What’s allowed and when.
  6. Work out an after-school schedule that allows time for snack, relaxation, play and study.
  7. If they choose to take lunch some or all days, let your kids involved in creating and preparing their daily lunch menus.
  8. Set — and enforce — regular weekday and weekend bedtimes.
  9. Remove tech devices, such as phones and tablets, from kids’ bedrooms to focus them on sleeping.
  10. Remove distractions like TVs and video game consoles from homework areas.

With proper planning your kids, and you, will be better able to approach the school year feeling prepared, excited and ready to get to work!