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The Official Newsletter of the Lake of the Woods Association, Inc. Vol. 17, No. 13



October 25, 2019

Horsing Around

by the LOWA Equestrian Committee

NOTICE Special Meeting of the Membership December 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM, Community Center 110 Sweetbriar Park Road The purpose of this meeting is to vote on each of the two separate and independent proposed Amendments to the Declarations of Restrictions which would (1) amend Section 5, subsections B, D and E and Section 6, subsection C of the Declarations to clarify ECC quorum and establish an Environmental Control Committee (ECC) appeal to the Board of Directors, and (2) amend Section 12 of the Declarations to add a new subsection H to establish Board authority to assess charges for violations of the Restrictive Covenants (Declarations), Rules and Regulations.

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Susan's horse, White Logic, who is now also retired. The Equestrian Committee received this fantastic testimonial from a member who is passionate about the LOWA Equestrian Center. We would like to share her letter and hope it will inspire you to join us at the Equestrian Center, which offers trail rides, pony rides, and lessons. Walk-in hours are available, but space is limited and the program is popular, so you are advised to call ahead. They will also be offering two new pony camps during the Christmas and spring breaks in addition to the usual summer programs. Watch for more information in Lake Currents. For more information about all these programs, call the Equestrian Center at 540-972-2238 or visit The Equestrian Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM at the Community Center. We encourage and welcome all who can come Letter from Susan Flores, LOWA Member I completed a career in the Marine Corps, and then a second career in education. Now it was time to retire and enjoy my life. I knew I had to move out of the congestion in Prince William County – out where I could enjoy the quiet, and have the benefit of some amenities that enhanced my life. Where to go? Then I remembered Lake of the Woods! Some 20 years ago, my two daughters and I frequented LOW Horse Shows. We have many happy memories from those days! Beautiful community; professionally run horse shows; a sense of happy times spent in a lovely, friendly location. I promised myself to come check it out now that I was retiring. And I bought my retirement home here this past August.

See Horsing Around on p. 9

Board Agenda 2 Association News 2-10 General Manager's Column 3 Board Minutes 3 Calendar 9-10 Viewpoints 16 Orange County 21 Classifieds 22-23

Friday, Oct. 25 Scaryoke at Fareways Café, 7 PM Tuesday, Oct. 29 LOWA Special Board Meeting 9 AM, Community Center Thursday, Oct. 31 5-8 PM, LOW Neighborhood Trick or Treat 6-7 PM, Treats on the Point Friday, Nov. 1 Quarterly & Semi-Annual Assessments are due

Each Amendment is provided below. Language being removed will be shown with strikethrough, new language is shown in bold italics. AMENDMENT #1. 5. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL COMMITTEE B. The Committee shall be composed of not more than seven (7) members, nor less than three (3) members, with staggered terms, and shall be appointed by the Board of Directors. Committee members shall be subject to removal by the Board of Directors and any vacancies existing from time to time shall be filled by appointment. A quorum for this Committee shall be three (3) members. (Ref. Mar 1990) A quorum for this Committee shall be a majority of Committee members. 5. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL COMMITTEE D. The Committee shall approve or disapprove plans, specifications and details within thirty (30) days from the receipt thereof. One (1) set of said plans and specifications and details with the approval or disapproval endorsed thereon, shall be returned to the person submitting them and the other copy thereof shall be retained by the Committee for its permanent files. of completed plans, specifications, and/or details in accordance with this Section 5 and Section XVI of the Rules and Regulations, as determined by the Committee. 5. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL COMMITTEE E. The Committee shall have the right to disapprove any plans, specifications or details submitted to it in the event the same are not in accordance with all of the provisions of these Restrictions; if the design or color scheme of the proposed building or other structure is not in harmony with the general surroundings of such lot or with the adjacent buildings or structures; if the plans and specifications are incomplete; or in the event the Committee deems the plans, specifications or

See Referendum Special Meeting Notice on p. 4

Saturday, Nov. 2 Fitness Center Open House 9 AM-1 PM, Fitness Center

Thursday, Nov. 7 Coffee & Conversation with Board Members 7 PM, Clubhouse

LOWA Regular Board Meeting 10 AM, Community Center

Monday, Nov. 11 LOWA Offices Closed LOW Trash Compactor Closed

Monday, Nov. 4 9.9 Leaf/Brush Area Hours: 7 AM-5 PM, daily Closed Wednesdays

Wednesday, Nov. 13 Orange County Board of Supervisors Meeting 6 PM, Clubhouse

Association News Lake Currents October 25, 2019

ECC Appeal and LOWA Violation Charges Referendum Two Questions

Lake of the Woods Association, Inc.

Agenda (Tentative) Special Board of Directors Meeting for the Purpose of Discussing the Annual Update of the Reserve Study Prepared by Miller Dodson Associates October 29, 2019 9 AM, Community Center

by Carl Clawson and Jennifer Zukowski, LOWA Board Members

Question 1. Limited Member Appeal of an ECC Decision We were initially against granting Members the right to appeal an ECC decision. Why? Because of the respect we hold for the ECC Committee. However, we don’t want you, the Members, to be in a situation where the Association might have to pay legal fees to defend an ECC decision in court that was contrary to our current regulations and covenants or based on obsolete housing industry practices. It would be better if we could resolve such issues within our own community.

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Question 2. Violations Charges A 2012 VA Supreme Court decision ruled against a community’s right to charge fees for violations unless it was expressly written in the community’s covenants. This means the only way we can collect fees from members with lot violations is the use your money to bring lot violators into compliance. We can add the cost to the violator’s assessment, and then put a lien on the property if the violator refuses to pay the assessment. The goal, however, is member compliance, not punishment. We encourage you to vote Yes, Yes on both Questions one and two.

*The Board reserves the right to remove, add and/or relocate agenda items as necessary. Please silence phones and maintain order throughout the meeting. Members of record may record any portion of this meeting so long as (1) you first notify the President for an announcement before you begin and (2) you do not interfere with other members or the official recording. (See Administrative Regulation 2016-4.)

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Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda (Tentative) November 2, 2019 10 AM, Community Center

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Send email to the Board at: President: Cliff Wilks Vice Pres.: Jennifer Zukowski Treasurer: Walt Diercks Secretary: Pete Brown Directors: Heidi Brown Carl Clawson Benita Forrest


General Manager: Phillip Rodenberg ( Assistant General Manager: Chester Guzek ( Director of Facilities: Jessie Graves ( Director of Finance: Charlie Maneval (

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CALL TO ORDER OPEN SESSION Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda Discussion of the Annual Update of the Reserve Study Prepared by Miller Dodson Associates MEMBER GENERAL COMMENTS ADJOURNMENT

8:45 AM CALL TO ORDER 1. EXECUTIVE SESSION 10 AM 2 PM. OPEN SESSION 2.1 Pledge of Allegiance 2.2 Meeting Notice and Quorum Confirmation 2.3 Approval of Agenda 2.4 Approval of Minutes: October 16, 2019, October 29, 2019 3. REPORTS 3.1 Report from Orange County Supervisor – Lee Frame 3.2 Report from Orange County Sheriff - Mark Amos 3.3 Report from Security Chief – Scott Walker 3.4 Report from LOW Fire & Rescue President – Jeff Liebold 3.5 Report from Orange County Schools – Jim Hopkins 3.6 Reports of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary A. Executive Session Actions B. Committee Liaison Reports C. Committee Changes D. Referendum Update 3.7 Report of General Manager A. September Financials B. Lakes Management Report 3.8 Committee Reports A. Golf Committee – Earl Porter, Golf Committee Chair

See November 2 Agenda on p. 5

Editorial Staff President of the Board General Manager Communications Manager: Carolyn Brodeur ( Communications Assistant: Lisa Naghshineh ( Copy Editor Dan McFarland ( Graphics/Layout: Chris Porter ( LOWA Communications Department: 540-972-2278

Lake Currents The official newsletter of the Lake of the Woods Association, Inc. (USPS 872-400) is published bi-weekly for its membership. Nonmembers $20 per year (25 issues). Periodical postage rate paid at Spotsylvania, VA 22553. Visit our web site at: ITEMS FOR PUBLICATION in the newsletter must be received in the Association office by noon on the Monday after publication for the next publication or by the preceding Friday if Monday is a holiday. All advertising and articles need to be submitted via email to The views expressed in guest articles and paid advertisements represent the opinions of authors and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Lake of the Woods Association, Inc. Call the communications office at 540-972-2278 for details about classified and display advertisements which must be prepaid (unless other arrangements are made). The inclusion of advertising, logos or web site links in this publication does not constitute an endorsement by LOWA, Inc. of the products or services so advertised. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to LOWA, Inc., 102 Lakeview Pkwy, Locust Grove, VA 22508

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Present Others Clifton Wilks, President Phil Rodenberg, General Manager Jennifer Zukowski, Vice President Linda Brooks, Recorder (from 2:00 p.m.) Walter Diercks, Treasurer (Open Session only) Phillip Brown, Secretary Heidi Brown Carl Clawson Benita Forrest Call to Order 1. EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion by Clawson, passed unanimously, to enter into Executive Session at 1:02 p.m. for the purpose of discussing and considering contracts. Motion by Forrest, passed unanimously, to exit Executive Session at 1:57 p.m.

3. REPORTS 3.1 Reports of Officers The President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary had no reports. A. Executive Session Actions: None B. Committee Changes Motion by Zukowski, passed unanimously, that the Board approve the Committee Change List dated October 16, 2019 as presented: (D-19-114) Name Janice Simons Janice Simons Janet Klingensmith Bob Schwartz Ashley Rush Susan Flores Frank Rokosz Bob Hoh Ashley Rush

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Committee Communications Pools Community & Youth Environmental Control Equestrian Equestrian Finance Finance Fitness

This time of year, with all the dry leaves on the ground, it makes sense to be keenly aware of outdoor fire safety. LOWA Regulations contain three key fire restrictions: Individual Behavior (VI.G.3) “The outside burning of wood, leaves, trash, garbage or household refuse of any kind is prohibited. Controlled campfires are allowed in the campground.” Use of Lakes (X.4.E) “Open and/or charcoal fires shall be permitted in LOWA furnished, grills, or a resident’s personal table top fire pit or table top grill.” Environmental Controls and Construction Procedures (XVI.D.4.p) “All fire pits which are to be installed on any LOWA lot must be approved by the ECC. Design, location, and type of materials must be included with the ECC application. Fire pits may be located behind the home, observe a twenty five (25) foot setback from the rear property line, and within the side planes of the house. The fire pit shall be surrounded on the outside, above ground, by a noncombustible material. The fire pit must not exceed five (5) feet in diameter including the outer wall surrounding the pit, shall not exceed twenty four (24) inches in height above ground, and must have a one fourth (1/4) inch opening grate for the pit when in use. Use of cooking grills, portable or tabletop fire pits and/or chimineas are not included in the above restrictions.” Another thought is you can save yourself the trouble and come enjoy a featured monthly cocktail beverage with your neighbors around the Clubhouse Deck’s three firepits! Want to know more about outdoor fire safety? Reach out to LOW Fire & Rescue Company’s website and Facebook as a resource. The Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting is at the LOWA Clubhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 PM. The supervisors meet here once a year. This provides members with an opportunity to observe and participate in their local government without driving to downtown Orange. Look to the County website for the agenda. aspx?nid=95.

Elections Committee Hosts E-Voter Days The Elections Committee will be on hand at the Holcomb Building Member Services area to assist members with electronic voting on for the Referendum as follows:

Term-End Date October 15, 2022 September 20, 2022 May 31, 2022 October 15, 2022

Friday, Nov. 8 – 10 AM-5 PM Friday, Nov. 15 – 10 AM-5 PM Saturday, Dec. 7 – 10 AM-noon

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2. OPEN SESSION Motion by Zukowski, passed unanimously, to enter into Open Session at 2:08 p.m., and to affirm that the Board met earlier today in Executive Session for the purpose of discussing and considering contracts. President Wilks confirmed the presence of Director Diercks via teleconference. 2.1 Pledge of Allegiance 2.2 Meeting Notice and Quorum Confirmation Secretary P. Brown confirmed that a quorum is present and proper notice made to all members of record. 2.3 Approval of Agenda Motion by H. Brown to approve the Agenda. Motion by Wilks, passed unanimously, to amend Item 7.3 on the Agenda to read “Consideration to Competitively Bid the Flat Run Forebay Project.” Vote on the original motion as amended passed unanimously. 2.4 Approval of the Minutes of October 5, 2019 Regular Board of Directors meeting. Motion by P. Brown, passed unanimously, that the Board approve the minutes of the October 5, 2019 Regular Board of Directors meeting.

by Phil Rodenberg, General Manager, CMCA ®, AMS ®, PCAM ®

Association News

Outdoor Fire Safety Awareness and Orange County BOS Meeting

Regular Board of Directors Meeting October 16, 2019, Unapproved Minutes 1:00 p.m., Community Center

Your vote is important! Every electronic ballot saves the Association (and you) $4 in paper and postage.

See October 16 Minutes on p. 16


Member Services/ Holcomb Building: 540-972-2237 M-F; 8:30 AM-5 PM; Sat. 9 AM-1 PM Clubhouse: 540-972-2221 Office Hours: W-F, 9 AM-5 PM Dinner: W, SU, 5-9 PM; TH, F, SA, 5-10 PM Lunch: S, SU, 11 AM-4 PM Brunch: SU, 10 AM-1 PM Menus: Community Center: 540-972-9680 ECC Office: 540-972-2211 M-F, 7 AM-3:30 PM

Equestrian Center: 540-972-2238 M-F 8:30 AM-5 PM (Appt. required) Sat/Sun 9 AM-5 PM: Walk-in times for Lessons/Pony Rides- 10 AM, 11 AM Trail Rides, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM Fareways Café: 540-972-2216 Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat: 8 AM-8 PM Thurs: 8 AM-9 PM Sun: 8 AM-6 PM Fitness Center: 540-412-6016 Daily 5 AM-11 PM Golf Pro Shop (Woods Center): Daily 7:30 AM Reserve a tee time 540-972-2230 Golf Course: 8 AM daily

Maintenance Office: 540-972-2223; M-F, 7 AM-3:30 PM

Tennis: Alice Mote 540-424-8004 Courts available 7 AM to 11 PM

9.9 Leaf/Brush Area: Daily 7 AM-7 PM Closed Wednesdays Starting Nov. 4: 7 AM-5 PM

Trash: LOW Compactor Site 540-672-9600 M, TU, TH, F, 7:30 AM-7 PM Sat 8 AM-5 PM; Sun 9 AM-5 PM Closed Wednesdays and holidays

Pickleball: Paul Jacobson, 630-715-5657 Outdoor Courts available 7 AM-11 PM Security/Front Gate: 540-972-2210 or 540-972-2020 LOWA.ORG/TEKCONTROL

County Waste: 540-727-0887 Curbside trash recycling/collection: Wednesdays


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ECC Referendum Special Meeting Notice from p. 1 details, or any part thereof to be contrary to the interests, welfare or rights of all or any part of the real property subject hereto, or the owners thereof. The decisions of the Committee with respect to plans, specifications, or details thereof shall be final. (Referendum Aug 1996) In the event that the Committee disapproves or denies the plans, specifications and/or details submitted, the Committee shall do so in writing to the submitting Owner, providing the date of the disapproval or denial and the Committee’s basis for the disapproval or denial, which shall include any provisions of the Declaration (i.e., recorded covenants), Bylaws, Rules and Regulations (hereafter “Governing Documents”) which the Committee deems applicable and/or supportive of its disapproval or denial. Any disapproval or denial of plans, specifications and/or details by the Committee pursuant to this Section may be appealed by the submitting Owner to the Board of Directors (“Board”). The grounds for appeal are limited to (1) the Committee’s denial violates one or more provisions of the Governing Documents or applicable law or statute and/or (2) the plans, specifications and/or details submitted to and denied by the Committee are not regulated by the Governing Documents or law or statute.

Lake Currents October 25, 2019

The appeal must be in writing, with the following information: (1) a copy of the submitted plans, specifications and/or details, (2) a detailed statement of the reasons for the appeal, specifically addressing the grounds for the appeal as limited herein, and (3) the remedy sought. Any written appeal must be received by the Board within ten (10) calendar days from the date of the decision of the Committee. If the tenth (10th) day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal Holiday, such receipt of the written appeal shall be due no later than the next business day. The Board shall have full authority and discretion to affirm, reverse or revise, in whole or in part, the decision of the Committee. The Board shall have no time deadline during which to decide an appeal, but the Board shall make reasonable efforts to make such determination at a Board meeting within thirty (30) days after an appeal has been submitted to the Board. The Owner will be invited to speak at the meeting during the Board’s consideration of the Owner’s appeal, unless the Board determines, in its own discretion, that the circumstances of the appeal warrant immediate consideration by the Board, irrespective of the Owner’s attendance at the meeting. Any decision or determination by the Board of an appeal shall be provided in writing to the submitting Owner and shall be final.

6. SIZE AND PLACEMENT OF RESIDENCES AND STRUCTURES C. The Committee shall have the authority to set up propose regulations to the Board of Directors pertaining to the height and size requirements for all other types of buildings and structures, including fences, walls, copings, etc. Any such proposed regulations shall require the approval of the Board of Directors. AMENDMENT #2. 12. LAKE OF THE WOODS ASSOCIATION H. In addition to all the remedies and authorities provided to it by this Declaration, the Bylaws, the Articles, the Rules and Regulations and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Board of Directors has the authority to adopt reasonable rules and regulations as may be permitted by, and so as to comply with, applicable statute, including a rule permitting the Association to levy and assess any violation charges established by the Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended (“Act”) or any other applicable statute. Any such violation charges assessed against an Owner shall be collectible as an assessment, including but not limited to constituting a lien against such Owner’s Lot and being the personal obligation of such Owner. Vote.Now.Com, LOWA’s trusted agent, mailed on July 12, 2019 and emailed on July 15, 2019 proxy ballots, according to preference, to the Membership on August 2, 2019. The proxy ballots include an “Approve” or “Disapprove” vote on EACH of the proposed amendments, above. Members are asked to vote “Approve” or “Disapprove” on EACH of the above proposed amendments. For those submitting proxy ballots electronically through LOWA’s trusted agent,, they must do so on or before 11:59 PM on December 9, 2019. Also, all paper proxy ballots mailed to Vote-Now. com must be received by on or before December 9, 2019, or paper proxy ballots may be provided to LOWA prior to the announcement of the closure of the voting at the Special Meeting by the presiding officer. Any person designated by a member as a proxy holder on the proxy ballot must attend the meeting in person for that proxy ballot to be valid. If you should have any questions, please contact the General Manager’s Office at 540-972-2214.

The Board shall have authority to adopt and publish reasonable rules, regulations and procedures pertaining to appeals of disapprovals or denials of the Committee to the Board.





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November 2 Agenda from p. 2 4. PRESENTATION 4.1 Independent Financial Audit for Year End 2019 –John Cheatham, Partner, Adams, Jenkins and Cheatham 4.2 Golf Maintenance Contract – Steve Gano, Vice President of Operations and Tyler Minamyer, Regional Manager, International Golf Maintenance (IGM) 5. MEMBER COMMENTS ON UNFINISHED BUSINESS AND NEW BUSINESS AGENDA ITEMS 6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 6.1 Consideration of Accepting the Replacement Reserve Annual Update Report Prepared by Miller Dodson Associates dated October 3, 2019 for Planning and Budgeting Purposes (Resolution 2019-23) 7. NEW BUSINESS 7.1 Consideration of Accepting the Independent Financial Audit for Year End 2019 7.2 Consideration of Transferring New Construction and Renovation Reserve (NCR) Funds to Contingency Reserve and the New Assets and Improvement Reserve (NAIR) (Resolution 2019-24) 7.3 Consideration of Authorizing an Expenditure for Purchase of a Stainless Salt/Sand Spreader in the Amount of $4,500 with Funds from the Repair and Replacement Reserve Fund Balance (Resolution 2019-25) 7.4 Discussion of Five Year Capital Plan 7.5 Consideration of Entering Lots for Maintenance 8. MEMBER GENERAL COMMENTS 9. DIRECTOR COMMENTS 10. SCHEDULED MEETINGS • Special Board of Directors Meeting with Orange County Board of Supervisors , Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Community Center, 6 PM • Regular Board of Directors Meeting, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Community Center, 5:45 PM Executive Session, 7 PM Open Session • Regular Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Community Center, 12:45 PM Executive Session, 2 PM Open Session 11. ADJOURNMENT

If you haven’t already stepped inside our brand new Fitness Center, join us on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 AM until 1 PM. Fitness Committee members will be on hand to welcome you, show off the equipment, and encourage you to join. With cooler temperatures on the way, now is the perfect time to head up to the Fitness Center and stay active indoors. Taking care of our health is so convenient and within easy reach; the Fitness Center is equipped with treadmills, bikes, and rowers to keep our hearts healthy, weight bearing machines to keep our muscles strong, and a classroom for exercise and stretching. If you’ve ever felt intimidated by the complexity of the machines, come to the Open House and watch demonstrations on how to use the equipment. Our yoga teacher will also be on hand to answer questions, explain her class offerings, and demonstrate some yoga postures. Best of all, if you’d like to try it out and join the Fitness Center after Nov. 1, the membership will be half price. Hope to see you Nov. 2 at the Open House!

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*The Board reserves the right to remove, add and/or relocate agenda items as necessary. Please silence phones and maintain order throughout the meeting. Members of record may record any portion of this meeting so long as (1) you first notify the President for an announcement before you begin and (2) you do not interfere with other members or the official recording. (See Administrative Regulation 2016-4.

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Fitness Center Open House

by Laura Jacobson, Member, Fitness Committee

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by Alayna Stiffler, Member, LOW Knowledge Club

by Heather Kuzma, Publicity Chair, LGA

The honeymoon is over, and getting settled in a new routine is always an adjustment. The preparations leading up to the wedding felt as if every day there was a new task that needed to be adjusted or completed. Every detail was carefully thought out, what your bridal team was going to wear, finding the perfect shoes and wedding colors. Venue availability and the preparations from table setting to the centerpiece. Preparing for a wedding is hard when you are polishing each detail and designing your wedding to be the day you envisioned. Research and planning is a process and doing it alone can make the up to the minute planning a very stressful engagement. Hiring the right person to help you can save you from overwhelming stress and give you the relief you need. Knowledge Club does this for you with connection connections with the right speakers and topics to help yo you. You don’t have to be a newlywed or celebra celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary to benefit from our upcoming topics. At 10 A AM on Nov. 12, our speaker will be a tax ad advisor to share the latest resources to help you prepare for tax season; at 6:30 PM P on Nov 14, our speaker is a local estate planning attorney. The Knowledge Club meets on the ssecond Tuesday at 10 AM and the second Thursday 6:30 PM at the LOW Community Center. If you wou would like to attend, please RSVP at L There is no cost to attend and we hope you will join us.

A big thank you goes to Louise Hoh and Phyllis Sakole for all of their hard work coordinating the events of the Jefferson League for the LGA ladies who participated. This was no easy task, since it was our first year in the league and they didn’t have a golf pro to assist them. Louise and Phyllis are very grateful for the help provided by Kim. Everyone enjoyed the experience. Next Tuesday, Oct. 29, the LGA will close out the 2019 golf season with our Closing Day Fun Scramble. Combined foursomes of 9 and 18 holers will compete in the scramble. Be sure to sign up if you haven’t already done so. Our Fall Luncheon takes place on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Clubhouse. This event is free to all LGA members this year. The social hour starts at 11:15 AM, followed by the luncheon at 12:15. A business meeting will follow. The 2019 officers will be installed and awards will be handed out to winners of our special tournaments. The deadline to sign up was Oct, 23, but if you missed that deadline and want to attend, contact Cheryl Brown. She may be able to fit you in. The final event of the year is the Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Community Center. This party is free of charge to all LGA members. Sign up information and other details will be coming soon.

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HOLIDAY BAZAAR Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary – Battlefield Council 10246

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Lions ‘Tree of Love’

by Peter Williams, Member, LOW Lions Club

Wanted: Pool shooters over 55! The LOW Fun Bunch meets every Tuesday from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Community Center. This is a very informal meeting, using local 8-ball rules. We shoot as partners so we can pair up less experienced players with more experienced shooters to keep things even. If you are in for more of a challenge, we have a second group meeting from noon to 4 PM on Fridays. During this gathering we use strict CSI 8-ball rules, but we still shoot in pairs so we can keep the games interesting. Come join us next Tuesday. By the way, there is a group of ladies who play cards at the same time we are shooting, so ladies are also invited, either to shoot with us, or to join the card playing. For more information, contact Terry at 412-760-4593.

With Christmas about two months away, it is time to turn our attention to the less fortunate among us in Lake of the Woods and parts of Orange County. For many years the Lake of the Woods Lions Club has decorated a tree with Christmas lights donated by members of the local community, either in memory of deceased loved ones or in honor of individuals who have provided comfort and support to people in need during the holiday season. Two years ago, we added a second tree in honor and memory of U.S. military veterans. The lighting of the trees, to be dedicated by Rev. John Howe of The Lake of the Woods Church, will take place at 2 PM on Saturday, Dec. 7. They will remain lit until early January. The trees are located in front of the Wilderness Center at the intersection of Routes 3 and 20. Throughout the coming weeks until early December, we invite our neighbors to purchase lights on the trees. White lights are in memory of the deceased, red lights of special people to be honored and purple lights for veterans. Each light can be purchased for a $5 donation. All proceeds will be given to a family or families in Orange County that the Lions have found to be most deserving of help, due to their circumstances, and who are facing a joyless Christmas season. To make a donation to the Tree of Love, please send a note to the Lions with names of the individuals to be remembered and the color of the light requested, along with a check for $5 for each person named, payable to “LOW Lions Foundation,” Mail it to LOW Lions Club, Tree of Love, P. O. Box 605, Locust Grove, VA 22508. The LOW Lions Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and your donation may be tax-deductible. The Tree of Love has played a joyful part in our community’s celebration of the season down through the years, and we hope that, this year, the tree will attract more donations than ever before.

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by Terry Terrenoire, Member, LOW Fun Bunch

Lake of the Woods Community Center

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Halloween in LOW Thursday, October 31st

Trick or Treat Trick or treat will be from 5pm to 8pm in LOWA If you will not be home or wish not to participate, please turn off your outside lights so your house will be passed by

Treats on the Point Treats on the point will be held from 6pm to 7pm Those who wish to hand out candy may call the Community Center at (540) 972-9680 to register or for more info

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Setup will begin at 5:45pm and tricker-treaters shall arrive beginning at 6pm

9th Annual Christkindlmarkt

Come out and see some of our community’s best bakers, craŌers, and arƟsans displaying and selling their work for the upcoming holiday season

REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 23RD, 2019 For quesƟons or more informaƟon, call the Community Center at (540) 972-9680 or email at or

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Saturday, December 7th, 2019, 9am-3pm

Saturday, November 2 10 AM, LOWA Regular Board Meeting, CC TV18, shown on Comcast Channel 18, features unique shows designed especially for Lake of the Woods.

NOTE: SCHEDULE SHOWN IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE To view our videos online visit: LOWA.ORG/TV18.

October 25 - 31 8 AM

LOWA Special Board of Directors – October 29th

11 AM

LOWLINC - Trinity Senior Village

12:30 PM

Real Virginia

1 PM

Aging Together – HomeFit

5 PM

LOWA Special Board of Directors – October 29th

8 AM

LOWA Regular Board of Directors – November 2nd

11 AM

LOWLINC - Trinity Senior Village

November 1 - 7

12:30 PM 1 PM 2:30 PM 5 PM

Real Virginia Aging Together – HomeFit Treats on The Point 2019 LOWA Regular Board of Directors – November 2nd

Meeting Facility Key: CC Community Center CCCR Community Center Classroom CR Community Center Craft Room CH Clubhouse CHGH Clubhouse Great Hall CHPR Clubhouse President’s Room EQ Equestrian Center FW Fareways Cafe FC Fitness Center HF Hollyfield Park Locust Grove Elementary LGES School (Rt. 20) LLCH Lower Level Clubhouse LOWC LOW Church MCR Maintenance Conference Room RR Holcomb Building Reading Room SB Sweetbriar Park ULH Upper Level Holcomb WC Woods Center

Wednesday, November 13 6 PM, Orange County Supervisors Meeting at LOW, CH Committee Meetings: Members are encouraged to attend. Meetings are subject to change; contact the Committee Chair for current information. Visit Committees. Golf: 10/28, 3 PM, WC Investment: 10/28, 1 PM, CC Treasurer Meeting to follow ECC: 10/31, 8:30 AM, MCR Finance: 11/4, 7 PM, CC M&E: 11/4, 5 PM, MCR Fitness: 11/5, 4 PM, CC Safety/Security: 11/6, 3 PM, WC

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I looked at many quiet rural communities; but none of them had the ONE additional feature that sold me – the Lake of the Woods Equestrian Center! Right here in our community, we can enjoy a whole range of reasonably priced horse activities that are geared to interests like occasional pony rides for the kids, and trail rides for those who would like to enjoy the nature that surrounds us. For the more dedicated among us, there are riding lessons and horse show experiences, all in a knowledgeable, friendly environment. The Center staff caters to those of us who are kids and amateur riders. The experience is fulfilling yet safe. And these opportunities are offered at a cost that is much cheaper than other venues outside LOW! You’ll see me on the lake, in the pool, walking my dogs on the trails, and playing golf this year. But mostly you will see me at the barn, doing what I love – visiting with the wonderful equine buddies available to ALL LOW residents. Please say hi and introduce yourselves – I’m looking forward to meeting my future!

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Have a show idea? TV18 is accepting new shows from members and local organizations to air on Channel 18 & our TV18 on For more information, view our TV18 Community Programming Guidelines on or contact the Communications Department at 540-972-2278.

Thursday, November 7 7 PM, Coffee & Conversation with Board Members Jennifer Zukowski and Benita Forrest

Association News

Tuesday, October 29 9 AM, LOWA Special Board Meeting, CC

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C al en d a r o f E ve n t s Friday, October 25 7 PM Scaryoke at Fareways Café. Info: 540-972-2216. 7:30 PM LOW Players presents Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (CC). Tickets: Saturday, October 26 7:30 PM LOW Players presents Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (CC). Tickets:





8:30-9:30 AM


M, W, F

Church 540-972-9060

Dance: Shag, line


7 PM

2nd/4th TU

Audrey 703-401-5050

Edelweiss Dancers


6-8 PM


Brooke 540-972-4628

Meditation Class


4-5 PM

1st/2nd TH

Terry 540-412-2282

Pickleball Beginner Class


10:50-12:20 AM 12-2 PM

TH 11/9

Dave 540-846-1613

Praise & Worship Dance


10 AM-12:30 PM


Sonja 540-972-1734 John 540-229-7940

Senior Softball


9 AM


Square Dancers Club


7:30-9:30 PM

2nd/ 4th/5th F

Dick/Lynn 703-298-6254


7:30-9:30 PM

1 /3 F

Ruth/Marty 540-412-2186 Joyce 540-972-1924

Stretch and Flex


8:30-9:15 AM

M, W, F

Frances 540-972-5435


9-9:45 AM


Elba 540-850-8577

Volleyball Adult/coed


7-11 PM


Michael 540-809-7406

Walkers & Joggers Club

Grnsprings CH

9 AM 9 AM


Diane 540-388-2930

Tuesday, October 29 9 AM LOWA Special Board Meeting (CC). Info: 540-972-2214.

Water Fitness

Wilderness Pres. Resort

10 AM & 11:15 AM

M, W, F

Carol 540-972-6739

Yoga – Gentle



10:30-11:45 AM 11 AM-12 PM


Rebekah 908-358-8406

Wednesday, October 30 10 AM-3 PM DMV Connect Mobile Unit (CC). Info:

Yoga – Chair



9:30-10:45 AM


Rebekah 908-358-8406


9-10:15 AM 6:30-7:30 PM 9-10:15 AM


Rebekah 908-358-8406

Thursday, October 31 5-8 PM LOW Neighborhood Trick or Treat 6-7 PM Treats on the Point. Info: 540-972-9680.

Yoga – Foam Roll/Restore $


6:30-7:30 PM


Rebekah 908-358-8406

Zumba, seniors



Elba 540-850-8577

Saturday, November 2 9 AM-1 PM Fitness Center Open House (FC). 10 AM LOWA Regular Board Meeting (CC). Info: 540-972-2214. Sunday, November 3 Daylight Saving Time Ends

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Square DancersLords & Ladies

Sunday, October 27 2 PM LOW Players presents Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (CC). Tickets:

Tuesday, November 5 6 AM-7 PM Election Day Polling Hours 11 AM-6 PM AARP Election Day Chicken BBQ (LLCH). Larry: 540840-5648. 6:30 PM Wilderness Toastmasters Meeting (CC). Info: Thursday, November 7 7 PM Coffee & Conversation with Board Members Jennifer Zukowski and Benita Forrest (CH). Info: 540972-2214. Monday, November 11 LOWA Offices Closed LOW Trash Compacter Closed 11 AM Veterans Day Ceremony (CC), conducted by the LOW Veterans Club. Info: Dan 540-972-0153.

Deadline for submissions to the November 8 issue of Lake Currents is October 28.


SPORTS & EXERCISE (subject to change) Location

Deadline for submissions to the November 22 issue of Lake Currents is November 11.

Strength & Toning


Yoga – Flow




9:30-10:30 AM ACTIVITIES, CLUBS, BRIDGE & FUN (subject to change)






AARP Meeting


9:30 AM

3rd M

Larry 540-972-1847

Bridge, Sunday Duplicate


7-9 PM


Joe 540-972-8052/Caroline 540972-7688

Bridge, Monday Night


7 PM


Dick/Carleen 508-740-4198

Bridge, Wednesday Ladies


9 AM-3 PM


Betty 540-548-2112

Book Club, LOW

Wilderness Lib.

1 PM

2nd W


Chess Club


6:30-8:30 PM


Jack 540-972-6211

Childhelp Auxiliary

LOWC, rm. 211

10 AM

1st W

Nancy 540-972-2599

Civic Club Meeting


7 PM

2nd W

Pat 540-735-7998

Civil War Study Group


10:30 AM

4th F

Charles 540-972-2401

Closet Quilters


12:30-3 PM


Maureen 540-972-7010

Coloring Book Club


10 AM



Craft Group


9:30-11:45 AM


Rochelle 540-972-3438

DAR Susannah Chandler


1 PM

2nd SA

Betty Larson 540-661-7202

Democratic Club


1:30 PM

2nd W

Kerry 540-220-8547

Fire & Rescue Auxiliary


2 PM

2nd W

Marguerite 540-972-3681

Fun Bunch 55+


10 AM-1 PM


John 540-972-5611

Garden Club


12:30 PM

2nd M

Jan 540-972-1630

Happy Tails Dog Club


7 PM

4th TU

Investment Club


7 PM

4th TU

George 540-840-2740


9:30-11:30 AM

W, F

Sharon 540-848-5810


10 AM 6:30 PM

2nd TU 2nd TH

Knitting & Crocheting


Knowledge Club Litter Pick-up in LOW


All around LOW

9 AM

3 SA

Jan 540-972-1630


6 PM

2nd TH

Ann 540-972-3326 Rani 540-972-7859

LOW Lions Club


5:30 PM

3rd TH

Charlie 540-903-7796



1-4 PM


Debby 540-412-5240

LOW Lioness Club

Mothers of Preschoolers

LOWC, Founders

9:15 AM

1st /3rd W


Open Mic Night


5:30-8:30 PM


Fareways 540-972-2216

Players, Theater Group


7 PM

2nd W

Marilyn 540-972-0392

Photography Club, LOW


7-9 PM

1st/3rd TH

Bill 540-834-9866

Republican Women’s Club


11:30 AM

4th W

Connie 540-972-0083

LGES (Rt. 20)

5:15 PM


Nita 540-219-7028 Audrey 540-222-3569

Veterans Club


7 PM

4th TH

Dan 540-972-0153

Wilderness Toastmasters


6:30 PM

1st/3rd TU

Woodworkers Club


7 PM

4th TU

Glynn 703-625-3849

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As of Nov. 15, the ECC will not be accepting any tree removal requests (live or dead) until the spring. The exception to this would be if a tree or trees present a hazard or danger to the lot owner or his/her property. If you have any questions, please contact the ECC office at 540-972-2211.


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The LOW Veterans Club will conduct its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 AM on Monday, Nov. 11, at the Community Center. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. This hour long patriotic event will appropriately pay tribute to American veterans who have proudly served their country. The 11 AM ceremony will commemorate the signing of the Peace of Versailles, officially ending World War I, which was signed at 11:11 AM on Nov. 11, 1918. Originally designated as Armistice Day, the holiday was changed to Veterans Day by President Eisenhower in 1954. This tribute honors all service members of the Armed Forces that honorably served this country in peace and war. Throughout our country’s history, military service members have put on their uniforms to protect the values and liberties that this county was founded upon. In the spirit of honoring veterans, the LOWA Clubhouse will offer a free Veterans Appreciation dinner to any LOW resident Armed Service veteran on Friday, Nov. 8. A veteran must be a member of the LOW Veterans Club or present a valid Armed Forces Identification Card, a veteran’s card, or a DD214 to receive the free dinner. The choice of four entrée dinner will be served from 5 to 9 PM with music provided by the Chris and Mark Band. The entrees include: Chicken Parmesan over pasta; liver and onions; sirloin steak with red wine demi; Cajun catfish; and manicotti. All entrees are served with two sides. her details are Reservations are required. Further n. To make included in this Lake Currents edition. e at 540-972-2221. reservations, contact the Clubhouse esses its The LOW Veterans Club expresses gratitude to the Clubhouse staff forr providing this offer. Attending veterans can bring niform, pictures of themselves, taken in uniform, to be displayed on the Clubhouse Christmas tree. The Veterans Club-donated American Flag is proudly displayed now in the Fitness Center. For further information about the LOW Veterans Club and its sident Dan activities, please contact club president Greene at 540-972-0153 or email him at

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At C21 Redwood Realty we believe in reaching out to our Community to help the needy and support the organizations that do the same.

Joyce Henson (540) 846-3103

Annette Wishner (262) 930-8970

Currently we are collecting cereal boxes for the Wilderness Food Pantry. All boxes can be dropped off at QWTQHſEGCV 4456 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, VA 540 972-1234

PRODUCE STAND Sundays, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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The Dan Miller Trio On Saturday, Nov, 2, at 7:30 PM, Stage Alive presents the Dan Miller Trio, a treat for the many patrons who have requested western music. Dan Miller brings his western music styling to you direct from the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center in Wyoming. The Miller Trio has been featured in USA Today, RFD-TV, The Travel Channel, ESPN, and GAC. Miller’s program is entitled Cowboy Music Revue, and you may well hear songs that were featured in the singing cowboy movies of the past. The group performs many of their songs in splendid three-part harmony. It promises to be a thoroughly entertaining variety show. As always, you may preview the Cowboy Music Revue, as well as the other artists engaged in our 50th anniversary season, at The Culpeper County High School offers free parking, and the school is handicapped accessible. Single tickets are available at the door ($25 adult, $5 Student). Season tickets for the 50th anniversary season are $60 single, $10 student. If you hurry, you may still subscribe for the season online and pick up your tickets at the ticket desk in the lobby the night of the concert.

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Golf and Halloween Party Friday, October 25 Ruthan O’Toole (540) 661-6811


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Alcoholics Anonymous: Meeting every Mon, Wed, Fri, at 7 PM at LOW Church (Rm 210). Info: LOW Church 540-972-9060. Cancer Support Group for Women and their Caregivers: Meetings are held at LOW Church. Please contact Suzanne Lentine for meeting dates/time or for more information, 540-972-9060. Dementia Memory Café: Second Wednesdays, 2:30 PM, Country Cookin’, 247 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper. This is a social event where the person with dementia and/or the caregiver(s) are welcome to come discuss issues. Contact Bonnie at 540-547-4824 or Dementia Support Groups: Mondays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Home Instead Senior Care, 111 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 101, Fredericksburg; Mondays, 11 AM12:30 PM, England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd, Fredericksburg. Info: Ginny Biggs, gbiggs@ Grief Support Group: Griefshare is a free worldwide Bible based support group designed to help you through your grief journey after the loss of a loved one. See We meet twice a year for 13-week sessions of videos and discussions at the LOW Church. Several leaders, a minister, and a workbook will be available to assist you. Please call for days and for more info, 540-972-9060 or Living Water Community Clinic in Locust Grove (32345 Constitution Hwy, Suite H) offers free medical care and prescription assistance to the uninsured in Orange, Spotsylvania, and Culpeper counties. Medical care available on Thursdays from 5 to 8 PM. Call 540-854-5922 for appointments. Volunteers Needed. Info: 540-8545922, Suzanne. LOWLINC - Non-profit membership service organization dedicated to enabling seniors at the lake to continue living fully and independently in their homes. Volunteer services provided: transportation, light home maintenance, computer assistance, check-in calls, friendly visits and referrals to screened service providers. Fee-based. Opportunities to volunteer, too. Info: 1-855-LOWLINC or visit LOW Lions/Lioness Wilderness Food Pantry: Located behind Locust Grove Town Center, Route 20. Usually open the first and third Fridays from 9 AM to noon, the second Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM and the last Saturday from 9 AM to noon. Please call: 888-5089274 to confirm schedule and to check for special opening dates and times. Mail contributions to Lions Wilderness Food Pantry, P.O. Box 605, Locust Grove, VA 22508. Info: Stan, 540-412-9854.

LOW Lions Medical Equipment: Durable medical equipment is available for temporary loan to those with needs. Equipment can generally be picked up and returned 9 AM to noon Saturdays at the Lions Building near the LOW trash compactor. Lions also gratefully receive donations of used equipment, in clean and good condition, that can be readily used by others. In case of immediate needs, please contact Dave at 540972-2125, Susan at 540-972-2772 or Mark at 540-412-6694. If contacts are not immediately available, please leave message and we will return your call. Orange County Free Clinic: Offers primary medical care and prescription assistance to the uninsured in OC. Medical care available Mon. through Thurs., by appointment, and on Tues. evenings (walk-in). 101-C Woodmark Street, Orange. Info: Dorren Brown, 540672-0793. Red Cross Blood Drive: Fourth Tuesday, every other month from noon to 6 PM. Next drive is Nov. 26 at the Community Center. You must be generally healthy and 17 or older. Go to for more detailed information. Make an appointment online or call 1-800733-2767. Making an appointment saves you time! Walk-ins accepted, on space available basis. Info: Christy, 540-412-2470. Seeking Counseling? The LOW Church offers affordable counseling for all persons by appointment. Info: Church, 540-972-9060. The Woods Cares: An AARP program, will run errands and do small repairs, light yard work for shut-ins and caretakers. Free service. Call Jeanette 540-9720726, or Ed 724-523-5255. Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Care-AVan will provide transportation to health care (including picking up prescription medications) and legal appointments for senior citizens (over 60) and persons (over 18) with physical disabilities. Available Mon-Fri. with minimum of 48 hours’ notice. Free Service (donations accepted), Call 540-825-3100 ext. 3358 or 3013. Vision Impaired Support Group. Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 AM, Community Center, Room 1. Sponsored by the LOW Lions. Contact: Gail Sauro, 540-972-1629 or Gail.Sauro@

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Fundraisers Nov. 2, JAZZ4JUSTICE: Concert of vibrant jazz supporting two great causes: legal aid and music scholarships. Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 PM, Dodd Auditorium, UMW campus, Fredericksburg. Tickets: $10 adults/$5 seniors/students) at the door or in advance online. www.legalaidworks. org/jazz4justice-ticket-purchase/. Annual Christmas Wreaths Sale at the LOW Front Gate. The LOW Boy Scout Troop #197 will be once again be selling Fresh Christmas Wreaths on Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30 from 8 AM-3 PM. Price is $30 each, which supports the scouts summer camp activities. Pre-orders can be made by emailing or calling 540316-1456. Please come out and support the scouts while also getting into the Christmas spirit. In keeping with A Scout is Reverent, this year we will also be selling Christmas yard signs “Christmas begins with Christ” and Jesus is My Reason for the Season” $15 each, both for $25.

Human Services

LOW Community

Oct. 26, Trunk or Treat & Chili Cook-off at New Hope Baptist Church, 32250 Old Plank Road, Mine Run, starting at 3 PM. Great time for the whole family! This is a free event and open to the public. Story Time Tuesdays at the Wilderness Library: Oct. 29. 10:15 AM, Toddler Time - 15-20 minutes of stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and music for children ages 18 months to 3 yrs old with a caregiver. 11 AM, Preschool Storytime - 30-45 minutes of stories, action rhymes, music, and crafts for children 3 to 5 yrs old with a caregiver. Info: 540-854-5310. Bocce has come to the lake. We now have three Bocce Courts at Sweetbriar Park, located behind the soccer field. We are looking for players. For details about starting a league, contact Dirk Essert at 540622-3440. Happy Tails Dog Club, from Nov. 1-Apr. 30, the Club will offer a prorated membership fee. $25/ one dog; $38/two or more dogs. All memberships will renew on May 1, 2020. Email info@, for more information. Lost or Found Pets in LOW can be posted on LOWlostandfoundpets. Hearing Aids/Eyeglasses Recycled: Place used hearing aids and eyeglasses in LOW Lions boxes at Wells Fargo Bank, LOW Hair Studio, and LOW Security. Project EXCEL. The Orange County Office on Youth is looking for volunteers to tutor elementary school students who are as much as a year behind in reading. As little as an hour per week could make a big difference! Please email Ginny Biggs at: or call 571-259-8951 for more details and a volunteer application (a background check is required).

Don’t need a wreath or sign, stop by anyway, friendly support and donations are always welcomed. Cause 4 Paws. We are in need of volunteer foster homes, monetary donations and donations of the following: Purina Kitten Chow, Purina Cat Chow, Friskies Pate canned food and Fancy Feast Kitten Wet Food. Proceeds benefit feline rescue. Donations may be tax deductible as we are a 501(c) (3) charity. Donations can be mailed to Cause 4 Paws, P.O. Box 301, Locust Grove, VA 22508. For more info, see us on Facebook: causefourpaws Locust Grove VA or call LA, 540-485-4181 or Darlene 540-972-8038. LOW Directory. Cost is $10 at Member Services in the lower level Holcomb Bldg. Sales benefit F&R. Information: Dick or Carolyn Durphy at; or 540-972-3306. LOW Lioness Book Sale. Used books will be sold on the last Saturday of each month from 8:30 AM to 2 PM at the Ferris Building. Proceeds go to the Benevolence Fund. Book donations are accepted at our book sales and on Mondays from 9:30-11 AM. No reference or text books please. Info: Ann, 540972-4338; Sherri, 540-412-9854; or Helene, 540-412-0798. LOW Lions Medical Equipment Loan Program seeks donations of wheelchairs and rollators in working condition to share with neighbors in need. Donate at Velona Building (by compactor) any Saturday from 9 AM to noon, or call Lion Mark at 540-412-6694, Lion Susan at 540972-2772, or Lion Dave at 540-9722125 to schedule a pick-up. If you or a family member need a walker, shower bench, bedside commode, or other medical equipment, the Lions are here for you! Lions Furniture Pickup and Yard Sale. The LOW Lions accept donations of furniture and merchandise at the Velona Building (Shoosmith Road, near the trash compactor). Donations accepted Saturdays from 8 to11 AM. To arrange for donation pickup, call Doug at 540-495-0640. The Lions are a 501(c)(3) charity; donations may be tax deductible. The Lion’s Yard Sale at the same location is open every Saturday from 9 AM to noon. O.C. Humane Society. Our local animals need your help. Volunteers are needed to respond by phone from home, to voice mail messages from the public, once every two months as part of a team. More information at 540-672-0069 or OrangeCountyHumaneSocietyVa. org. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and donations may be tax-deductible. Please mail to OCHS, P.O. Box 852, Locust Grove, VA 22508.

Deadline for submissions to the November 8 issue of Lake Currents is October 28. Deadline for submissions to the November 22 issue of Lake Currents is November 11.


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Diane Pittman Voting Fitness October 15, 2022 Claudia Low Voting** Honor Awards January 6, 2023 Shellee Williams Voting Honor Awards October 15, 2022 Bruce Kay Resigned Maintenance & Ecology Peggy Powell Voting** Rules September 20, 2022 _______________ *Correction from October 5 Committee List; member should have been listed on the Pools Committee. **Term Extended.

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by Alayna Stiffler, Member, Wilderness Toastmasters At a recent event, I found myself listening to a speaker and becoming very aware of the um’s, ah’s and you knows, used to present a topic that the speaker was very knowledgeable with. For a very brief moment, it was natural to want to invite the speaker to Toastmasters, but I decided to make better use of my judgement, by honing in on my inner listening skills. As a Toastmaster, you learn how to fine tune your listening skills to the person who is speaking. Often you may see a Toastmaster with eyes closed as they intently listen to a speaker. They are engaging their listening through audio versus visual and can learn a person’s comfort range for public speaking. By removing the visual aspect of the presentation, I was able to recognize that the fillers were not used because the speaker was uncomfortable, but because it gave them an extra pause to keep the attention of their audience while formulating a well thought out answer to a question. The fillers were also used to cover a slight speech impediment that would not have been easily recognized without having strong listening skills. Wilderness Toastmasters meets on the first and third Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the LOW Community Center. We hope you will join us for our next meeting and feel free to invite a guest. For more information, email

3.2 Report of the General Manager, Phil Rodenberg Mr. Rodenberg reported the Clubhouse has a new wine list and will be offering new menu options. A Lake Youth Date Night and Rocktoberfest event are planned for next weekend. Fright Night golf and Scaryoke events will be held October 25 at Fareways Café . The DMV assisted residents with 112 transactions during their visit on October 6. The Soggy Doggie swim and the 2nd annual Small Business Day were held last month. Lakeview Parkway from the RV/Boat Storage lot to 736 Lakeview Parkway is being resurfaced. 3.3 Committee Liaison Reports A. Determination of Sailboat Beach Floating Dock System Director H. Brown reported the Lakes Committee has forwarded a Resolution recommending the Board consider some limited improvements to the floating dock that will help stabilize it and discourage littering. The Safety & Security Committee also forwarded a Resolution to the Board with their recommendations for improvements to mitigate damaging and destructive behavior by idle youth in the community. The Board directed the General Manager to pursue repair and stabilization of the floating dock in lieu of replacement. Director Clawson said Legal & Compliance Committee will meet tonight. They have 105 violations to address and he encouraged members to attend. B. Golf Committee Charter Changes (D-19-115) The Golf Committee forwarded a markup copy of their Charter showing changes they would like to make to the Charter affecting Sections II.1 and III.3. Motion by H. Brown, passed unanimously, to approve the changes to the Golf Committee Charter as proposed. 3.4 Committee Reports A. External Affairs Chair Doug Rogers reported that Committee goals for the coming year include addressing Broadband issues, stormwater management and General Assembly tracking. New developments proposed nearby include a 55+ community, an assisted living facility and feasibility study for a hotel. The Germanna-Wilderness Area Plan continues to move forward with developing infrastructure plans for the Route 3 corridor. The Committee continues to keep in touch with the School Board, County Chamber of Commerce, and to research Broadband service with potential providers. B. Elections Committee Chair Lisa McKinney reported that only 850 Referendum ballots have been returned to date. Fifty ballots were declared invalid and those members are being notified. The Committee is scheduling “voter days” on October 21, November 8 and 15, and December 7 to assist members with electronic voting. Tomorrow 3400 members on the Jonas e-mail list will be contacted with a reminder to vote; another reminder will be sent on October 30th. A Referendum information session is planned for October 21 for undecided voters. All efforts are being made to get members to return Referendum ballots prior to the December 10 Special Meeting of the Membership.

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by Laura Fitch, Publicity, LOW Childhelp Auxiliary If you missed this Leadership Outing, but you’d like to help next time, contact Mary Lou McFarland, chair, The next event, which will be at the Wilderness Food Pantry, is Nov 1, when the children sort the donations and then stack the shelves. Not that the children need motivation; there is a little competition to see who can identify and organize the items the fastest. This one event has been very satisfying for the supervisors as well as the children, all of whom engage in conversation about hunger, community service and Thanksgiving. The funding for the leadership outings, as Photos by Dan McFarland well as our other programs, is mostly derived from our one fundraiser –the Dinner Dance and Members of the Alice C. Tyler Village leadership group have a field day choosing pumpkins, and Silent Auction. Thank you to all our donors and then decorating them. participants for a great evening of good music, active bidding and, best of all, camaraderie. Keep a look-out for next year’s event, already in the planning stages. Other events coming up soon include the Halloween Party on Oct. 26, 1 to 3:30 PM. Please contact Karen Woods, , or Diane Ogranovitch, to help out if you have not signed up already. We will gather to set-up and decorate at 11 AM, followed by sandwiches and beverages for volunteers. Judy Swarthout is having birthday backpack gift wrapping at her home on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 2 PM. If you’d like to wrap, email her at The Holiday Party is Dec. 7, and Wade is in the process of compiling the wish list. If you haven’t been a Holiday Buddy, consider it this year. And mark your calendars for Christmas Gift Wrapping at the barn on Dec.18, 9 AM. Please bring scissors and tape. To learn more about Childhelp or the Alice C. Tyler Village, check out the website at And, please join us at any of our regular monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at Lake of the Woods Church at 10 AM. Arrive early for coffee and conversation. Or contact our membership chair, Jill Humphries, at or 540-972-1179. Paid Advertisement


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by Julie Phend, Member, LOW Church, Women’s Guild On Nov. 7, at 10 AM, the Lake of the Woods Church Women’s Guild will welcome Joel Tuminaro, who will speak about the Dealauries Orphanage for Christ, run by Pastor Fred Dealauries. The orphanage is located in a remote area in the northeastern mountains of Haiti and provides a home and education for 150 orphans who cannot attend school because they do not have birth certificates. Tuminaro has worked with Pastor Fred since 2014, and will talk about the orphanage, its needs, and its mission. He will also entertain us with a musical instrument called a handpan, which is made of steel and looks like two bowls glued together. The tones produced by this instrument are unbelievably beautiful. There is no charge to attend this program, but a free-will offering will be collected to benefit the orphanage. The Women’s Guild meets the first and third Thursday of every month from 10 AM to noon in Friendship Hall of LOW Church. Each meeting consists of a short devotion, prayer, and a featured speaker, followed by a simple meal and time for fellowship. The meetings are always interesting, fun, and spiritually rewarding. In addition, the group participates in a service project each month to benefit the wider community. All women are welcome, regardless of church affiliation. Registration is not necessary. However, if you need childcare, please contact the church at 540-972-9060 by the Monday preceding the Guild meeting.

Make Rustic Seasonal Napkins at Wilderness Branch Library

by Michele Beamer, Wilderness Branch Librarian Join us at the Wilderness Branch Library, Friday, Nov. 15, 10:30 AM until noon, to make hand stamped rustic seasonal napkins. Each participant will use colorful paints and fall, winter, and/or holiday stamps to decorate a set of four white cloth napkins. All supplies will be provided. This program is free and open to 20 ADULT participants, age 18 and over. Preregistration is required and begins 30 days in advance. Please register at the library’s front desk or by calling 540-854-5310.

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We are almost to the end of the fall performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. By the time you get this, there will only be three shows left. The Sunday matinee tables are sold out but there were a few seats left along the aisles. There were some seats left for Friday and Saturday for walk-ins so check online at to see the availability or call 540-972-6385. This family oriented show has special pricing on tickets for children under 15. Also, if you are planning on dinner at the Clubhouse before or after the show, they are featuring a special desert, a Technicolor cheesecake, in honor of the show. Putting on the show has been fun for the cast and many thanks go to the director, Dan Ditzler, and to everyone’s tireless effort to bring this show to the stage. I do not think that most people realize how much work goes on behind the scenes, and how many people it takes to do the many tasks to bring about live theater. I really wish more people could find the time to join our troop and learn about or share their knowledge. We give a big thanks to those extra volunteers who come out and add support to our players giving a hand before and during the show by assisting with the bar, kitchen duties and ushering. As always, we welcome anyone interested in how these shows are produced to come and join our group for one of our meetings. Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Community Center in Classroom 1, starting at 7 PM. Our next meeting will be on Nov.13.

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Programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Seating at the screenings is on a first-come, first-serve basis unless otherwise noted. For general Packard Campus Theater information, call 540-827-1079 ext. 79994 or 202-707-9994; or visit 19053 Mt. Pony Rd., Culpeper. No reservations taken. Friday, October 25 (7:30 p.m.) Friday the 13th (Paramount, 1980 - rated R*) Twenty years after several mysterious deaths shut it down, Camp Crystal Lake reopens -- but the place clearly hasn’t shaken its “death curse,” as a deranged killer terrorizes the teen counselors in this original version of the classic slasher flick. Gruesome makeup and effects, an attractive young cast of then unknowns (including Kevin Bacon, Laurie Bartram, Mark Nelson and Peter Brouwer) and an iconic villain make this horror film a genre-defining classic for the ages. This gory shocker from director Sean S. Cunningham made a killing at the box office and was followed by eleven sequels, a television series, novels, comic books, video games, and tie-in merchandise, making it one of the longest-running horror film series. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Photo provided

Saturday, October 26 (2 p.m.) The Witches (Warner Bros., 1990) A little boy and his kindly grandmother try to thwart the efforts of a coven of witches to rid Britain of children by turning them into mice. This dark fantasy comedy is based on the 1983 children’s novel by Roald Dahl and features imaginative puppetry by Jim Henson’s creature shop. Directed by Nicolas Roeg, the film stars a deliciously wicked Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch, with Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, and Jasen Fisher in the supporting cast. Rated PG.

Germanna Community College President Janet Gullickson and LOW Lions President Dave Shull cut the ribbon for the new GCC student food pantry. In 1999, the LOW Lions Club established the LOW Lions Foundation as a 501(c)3 organization to manage the many charitable and community services created since the Club’s inception over 20 years earlier. Today, the Lions operate the Wilderness Food Pantry, in partnership with the Lioness Lions, loan medical equipment, provide eyeglasses and hearing aids to the needy, and perform vision and hearing screening in schools and clinics. The Lions have also funded “legacy” projects such as the Lions Pavilion adjacent to the community center at Sweetbriar Park. Our latest charitable activities include: providing relief for the victims of Hurricane Dorian; assistance to Germanna Community College in establishing a food pantry for needy students; providing grants to Orange County teachers to allow them to better educate their students; providing sight and hearing tests to Orange County elementary students (and others); and assisting Orange County schools with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, by helping to outfit the STEM bus. In October, we made a donation to the National Federation of the Blind, a substantial contribution to the Orange Senior Center to help update their meeting hall and provide needed equipment to make their lives more pleasurable, and provided a substantial contribution to LOW Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Finally, to provide a place for the LOW community to meet and seek shade at Hollyfield Park, we have fully funded a new pavilion in the park and are now seeking community support to fund the infrastructure associated with the pavilion (a concrete pad and electrical hook ups). Your donations and support for these programs are appreciated. We especially encourage you to become a Lion to help us to serve our community. For more information contact Dick Gullickson at 703-314-2919 or

Thursday, October 31 (7:30 p.m.) Get Out (Universal, 2017 – rated R*) When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s posh suburban family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister reason for the invitation. Actor, comedian and filmmaker Jordan Peele wrote the screenplay and made his directorial debut with this provocative hit horror mystery film, dubbed a “cultural phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times. “Get Out” stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Lil Rel Howery, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, and Catherine Keener. The film was chosen by the National Board of Review, the American Film Institute and Time as one of the top 10 films of the year. At the 90th Academy Awards, it was nominated for four awards, including Best Picture, and won for Best Original Screenplay. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Friday, November 1 (7:30 p.m.) “Wings of Desire” (Orion Classics, 1987) “Wings of Desire” is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts - fears, hopes, dreams - of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, is he willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her? Made not long before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. The Wall itself was reconstructed in a studio, but Wenders made extensive use of the city’s landmarks – including an extended tour of the modernist Berlin State Library. Rated PG-13.

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5. Member Comments on the Business Agenda Members commented on sole source contracting for the Flat Run Forebay project, and chemicals used on the golf course. 6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None. 7. NEW BUSINESS 7.1 Consideration of Approving Mailing a Second Referendum Ballot. (D-19-116) Motion by P. Brown that the Board approve mailing a second referendum ballot (on November 8). Motion by H. Brown to amend the motion that the Board approve mailing a second referendum ballot no earlier than November 15. Vote: Yea: H. Brown, Forrest, Zukowski. Nay: P. Brown, Diercks, Wilks and Clawson. Motion failed 3 to 4. Vote on the original motion: Yea: P. Brown, Diercks, Wilks and Clawson. Nay: H. Brown, Forrest and Zukowski. Motion passed 4 to 3. 7.2 Consideration of Spotswood Playground Replacement. (Resolution 2019-21) (D-19-117) Motion by Clawson, passed unanimously, that the Board adopt Resolution 2019-21, a General Resolution, regarding replacement of the Spotswood Playground. 7.3 Consideration to Competitively Bid the Flat Run Forebay Project. (D-19-118) Motion by H. Brown that the Board approve competitive bidding on the Flat Run Forebay project. Vote: Yea: H. Brown, Clawson, Diercks, Forrest and P. Brown. Nay: Zukowski and Wilks. Motion passed 5 to 2. 7.4 Consideration of Entering Lots for Maintenance. (D-19-119) Motion by Zukowski that the Board approve entry to the lot in Case #19-1016-1 on or after October 23, 2019 to complete the work described in the memo dated October 15, 2019 from the General Manager and Covenant and Site Inspector, and that the property be billed for the cost related to such work in accordance with Paragraph 14 of the Restrictive Covenants. Vote: Yea: Zukowski, Clawson, Wilks, P. Brown, H. Brown and Diercks. Nay: 0. Abstain: Forrest. Motion passed 6-0-1. 8. Member General Comments: Members asked about a ballot box at Holcomb, and including the agenda topic with announcement of scheduled meetings. The Elections Chair provided the dates members can get help voting electronically. 9. Director Comments: None.

11. Adjournment Motion by H. Brown, passed unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 4:37 p.m. Phillip Brown, LOWA Secretary

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by Lee Frame, District 5 Supervisor The county’s department heads are always looking for, and applying for, grants to cover equipment and other funding to provide needed services to county residents. Recently, the county received a $25,255 grant from Virginia’s Rescue Squad Assistance Fund to purchase Automatic External Defibrillators and auto pulse equipment that provides chest compressions for cardiac arrest victims. Some of these grants require local matches, and in anticipation of receiving a grant we will budget for the local match. At other times we may have to amend the budget to cover the local match. Sometimes we fully budget for equipment and the grant releases some of the budgeted funds for other purposes. Either way, the county has to amend the budget to utilize the grant funds or provide funds for the match. Budget amendments are usually part of the consent agenda for every Supervisor meeting. In the 540 Area Code we are running out of available telephone numbers. The North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA), a neutral planner for Virginia’s telecommunications industry, states that the supply of available telephone numbers in the 540 Area Code will be exhausted during the second quarter of 2022. NANPA is requesting the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) to approve an industry recommendation for an all-service overlay that would cover the current 540 Area Code geographic area with a new area code. All existing customers would retain their current telephone number with the 540 Area Code. After implementation of this recommendation, new customers in our geographic area could receive a telephone number with a different area code. However, this recommendation would also require ten-digit dialing for all calls within our geographic area. There are many areas of the country, especially cities, which already have multiple area codes in the same area, requiring ten-digit dialing. For many people who have arrived from other locations and kept their cell phone numbers with differing area codes, this should not be a significant challenge. For others, it will require a change in dialing local numbers. The SCC expects to set up a process for public comment on this recommendation, and will schedule hearings at appropriate times and places. NANPA has a good explanation of this process and alternative ways of dealing with running out of telephone numbers. You can get to this explanation by searching Area Code Relief FAQs on the web. The election for state and local offices will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Both the senate and delegate seats in the Virginia General Assembly have two candidates. The local office of the Commonwealth Attorney (our local prosecutor) has two candidates. All other local offices on the ballot at Lake of the Woods, including mine (Orange County District 5 Supervisor) have only one candidate. I encourage everyone to make their views heard by voting. If you have questions about county government or want to let me know your feelings on specific issues, you can contact me at

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4. PRESENTATIONS 4.1 Lakes Management Implementation Plan: Semi-annual Review Environmental Resources Manager Bobby Jones presented the Board with an update on progress made and current health status of our lakes since his report last April. He covered works completed to date, works in progress, and a brief overview of the health of the lakes as indicated from water quality data collected in 2019. Some slight reduction in nitrogen and phosphorus nutrient load has been achieved, but still remains above DEQ maximums for good water quality. Recommendations are to continue to employ sediment and nutrient removing structures and reconstruction of eroding roadside ditches in conjunction with regular public education on how residents can help reduce nutrient overload in our lakes. 4.2 Planning Committee List of New Asset and Improvement Reserve Projects for the Five-year Capital Plan. Chair Allie Felder reported the goal of the Planning Committee this year was to adopt a standard process for evaluating New Asset and Improvement projects. A 6-point rating process was adopted for evaluating each 5-year project. He provided a summary of Planning Committee recommendations for each proposed project and a bar graph reflecting how projects scored based on vote of the Planning Committee. He also commented on FY2020-24 outyear projects. The results of these exercises will provide guidance for the Board as they prepare the FY2020-21 budget. 4.3 In-House Golf Maintenance In pursuit of Board Goal #4 “Improving Golf Amenity—Bring Golf Maintenance In-house,” Assistant General Manager Chester Guzek provided the Board with detailed information on the cost effectiveness of bringing golf maintenance inhouse. Topics covered included an estimate of labor, materials, maintenance and cost comparison with our current golf course contractor IGM. IGM has been invited to present their case for renewal of the current golf maintenance contract at the November 2 Board meeting. A decision by the Board is expected by either November 13 or December 11.

10. Scheduled Meetings • Special Board of Directors Meeting: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 9 AM in the Community Center. Agenda: Reserve Study Review • Regular Board of Directors Meeting: Saturday, November 2, 2019 in the Community Center. Executive Session: 8:45 AM; Open Session: 10 AM. • Special Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7 PM in the Clubhouse. Agenda: Joint Meeting with Orange County Board of Supervisors. • Regular Board of Directors Meeting: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7 PM in the Community Center.

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C. Finance Committee Chair Jane Haltmaier reported the Finance Committee has been reviewing the capital projects and needs of the community. They support the projects and setting of priorities but have concerns relative to our financial ability to meet them. It was suggested that management and the Board study a possible change to the assessment structure to generate more revenue.

Orange County Supervisors Meeting at LOW, Nov. 13 Once a year, the Orange County Supervisors meet at Lake of the Woods. This year, the meeting will be at 6 PM on Nov. 13 at the Clubhouse. We encourage people to attend this meeting to see some of the functioning of your local government.




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Services 1 CALL ABOVE All, A+ BBB Rated, Ask Luke Zello Takes Care of It All. A Best of the Burg multiple category Top 5, Home Depot Pro Referral, Class A Licensed & Insured family operated company, 20+ year LOWA residents. Our professional tradesmen love to work and we donate heavily to a home in India that rescues the smallest victims of human trafficking. Protect yourself. Before you hire, verify licensed contractors at www.dpor. See All of our classifieds & give us a call. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. 1 CALL ABOVE All Johnny B Quick Services. Mulching, Tree removal, Painting inside and out, Heating Repair, Junk Removal and more. Call our team at 540-9035369. 24 HOUR EMERGENCY Service and Storm Damage Repairs. We work with your insurance! Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. A&T ENTERPRISES Household repairs and upgrades. Install Toilets, Water Heaters. No job too small. LOW resident 6 years. References available. Terry 412760-4593. A/C & HEATING Installation/ Repair - Ask Luke Zello, 540-4063589. AIRPORT RIDES at Lowest Local Rate. Free Quotes, 24 Hour availability. Didier’s Rides provides Uber ride sharing (LOW resident) at 540-661-2377. ALL HOME IMPROVEMENTS, all flooring, decks, basement finishing, roofing, painting, bath and kitchen remodeling, power washing, house and garage cleanouts, additions, house building. Gutter Cleaning and Install Seamless Gutters. Have small backhoe for digging drain pipes and drain tiles. Licensed and insured. Call Jerry at 540-840-2248 for free estimates. ARE YOU Just thinking about selling in 2019-2020. Market is strong, inventory is low. For no obligation consultation call or email Vassa Olson w/United Real Estate Premier. Serving LOW homeowners since 1991. Vassaatthelake@gmail. com or 540-840-9444. ARE YOU looking to get your house cleaned? Need someone who is affordable? I offer the best service at a reasonable price! I’m living in the lake and I have special treatment for my neighbors retired

people! Give me a call and we’ll get a great deal! Wanda 434-825-3774. ASK LOGAN about our Discount Prices on Mulching, Junk Removal, and Moving. Call Johnny B Quick, 540-903-5473. ASK LUKE ZELLO - Inside and Out Home Improvement and Repairs, 540-406-3588. ASPHALT Sealing, Repair - Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. BARBARA’S CLEANING. Regular, Move-in or out, or Onetime Cleanings are welcome. Baths & Kitchens a specialty. 540-6728069. BASEMENT BUILDOUT, Call Mark 540-845-1816. BATHROOM/KITCHEN Remodel, Call Mark 540-845-1816. BRICK/STONE Masonry Patios, walkways, porches, retaining walls. Ask Luke Zello, 540-4063589. BULKHEADS and DOCKS, Boat Slips, Ground Level Decks, Wood Walkways, Lake Steps and Beaches. Since 1993 we have provided quality, affordable services to our neighbors at LOW. We are Licensed and fully Insured. You won’t hire us and then have us hire someone else (uninsured) to do your job. Our bulkhead replacement can be measured in miles, not feet. We build year-round and do not use large equipment in our work. See some of our work at both LOW Marinas, the small lake boat ramp, LOW Kayak Dock and Meadow Farms Golf Course. Free estimates, second opinions, and proof of Insurance are gladly provided. Call D&B Services, Inc., 540-972-7361. LOW Resident. CAREGIVER/CNA/State Certified Nurses Aid. Your CNA on the go, when you need short term care. Need a sitter for a few hours? LOW resident. Insured. Diane Clauson, 540-388-2930. CARPENTRY, FRAMING or Custom Build-ins. Call Mark 540845-1816. CARPET STEAM Cleaning – Garland Ray, Vietnam Veteran. Powerful truck-mounted equipment. Cleaning in Lake for over 20 years. 540-832-7602. CERAMIC TILING For Bathrooms, floors, foyers, countertops. Call 898-7773 for a free estimate. Ask for Bob Yak. References available upon request. CHIMNEY REPAIR - Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. CLEANING - PROFESSIONAL Service. Excellent References. Call Lourdes, 703-795-5184 or KandHCleaningServices@gmail. com. CLEANING DONE Right! Over 20 years experience. All supplies included. Free estimates. Call Maid4-Hire, Theresa 540-920-8277. COMPLETE LEAF Removal/ Services. Stanley Lawn Care, 540308-8072.

COMPUTER REPAIR - Inclusive IT support: virus removal, data recovery, startup and internet issues, cracked screens, backups and more. 8 years supporting LOW 540-656-7571 Support@ CONCRETE MASONRY Driveways, Patios, Walkways, Hardscaping - Ask Luke Zello, 540406-3589. CONTRACTOR - CHECK http:// to verify licensed contractors. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. CONTRACTOR - HIRE a Professional without all the material and subcontractor mark-ups. Credit cards accepted 3% fee. Call Mark 540-845-1816. CRAWLSPACE WATER Issues? Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. CULVERT REPLACEMENT Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. CUSTOM HOUSE Painting. Inside and out. Bob Yak & Sons, 540-898-7773. Free estimates. DAVE THE MOVER LLC. 20 years experience. Local and distant. 540-229-9999. DECK STAINING - Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. DECK STAINING/Painting/ Sealing. Call Mark 540-845-1816. DOCKS, BULKHEADS, DECKS, and more. Our company has been doing work in LOW since 1976 and has always given our customers affordable, quality and reliable work. Licensed and Insured and we do all of our own work. My Dad started the business in 1976 and I joined him in 1986 when I graduated from Orange County High School. Most of the original bulkheads in LOW were built by me and my Dad and the design for the bulkheads that are used today was created by my Dad, Rixey Almond. Many bulkheads and docks are still standing after 25+ years. We only use large equipment if it is absolutely necessary and then only with the permission of the homeowner. We also do Log Homes, Log Home Repair, Additions, Garages, Barns and no job to small. We will give references upon request or proudly take you to see our work. When you are planning to have work done always compare apples to apples! Free estimates, second opinions, and proof of insurance are happily provided. Call Almond Construction LLC., Roger Almond 540-207-0979. DOG WALKING, Pet Care, Plant Care & House Sitting Services by Chelsea. LOW resident since 1982 with references! Call or text today 804-467-4770. DRAINAGE ISSUES? Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. DRIVEWAY REPAIR - Premier Arbor Services LLC 540-718-3794. DRYWALL - NEW Drywall or Repair Work. Call Mark 540-8451816.

ELECTRICAL ISSUES, Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. ELECTRICAL ISSUES, Call Mark 540-845-1816. FALL SERVICES: Seasoned Firewood, Leaf Removal, Tree Removal, Fertilization, and Much More. Free estimates, Stanley Lawn Care, 540-308-8072. FASCIA/SOFFIT Rot, Call Mark 540-845-1816. FIREWOOD. ALL seasoned hardwoods; split and ready to burn. Stanley Lawn Care, 540-308-8072. FLEA & TICK yard treatments. 1st Class Exterminating 540-8546759. Rodent control. Free Pest Inspection. FLOORING - HARDWOOD/Tile/ Laminates. Call Mark 540-845-1816. FOUNDATION REPAIR - Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. FREE ROOF Inspections, Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. GUTTER CLEANING/Guard Installation - Ask Luke Zello, 540406-3589. GUTTER GUARDS, gutter cleaning, gutter repairs and home repairs. 35 years experience. LOW Home Owner. Kenny Skeen, 540972-4326. HANDYMAN PLUS - 32 year LOW resident and Licensed Contractor. Serving LOW over 20 years. I don’t claim to know it all, and I can’t do it all, but what I can do, I do well. To inquire and for a free estimate, call Erich 972-2664. HANDYMAN SERVICES and Remodeling. Local and Reasonable Prices! 35+ years. Skilled and Experienced. Everything on your “To-Do-List.” Call Raymond at 540604-1343. HOME REPAIRS - Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. HOME REPAIRS, Call Mark 540845-1816. INSULATION - GARAGE/ Basements/Attic/Crawl Space. Call Mark 540-845-1816. JUNK HAULING - Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. JUNK REMOVAL Fast, Call Johnny B. Quick 540-903-5369. LAMPLIGHTS LLC - Clean and Service Gas Fireplaces and Front Yard Lights Refurbish or Replace. Free estimates. Call Joel 540-8405343, LANDSCAPING HARDSCAPING, Retaining Walls, Patios, Walkways. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. LANDSCAPING - PREMIER Arbor Services LLC. Hardscapes, Yard installation, Stump grinding, Tree trimming, mulching, stone work. 540-718-3794. LAWN MOWING - Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. LEAF REMOVAL, 101HP Diesel ODB Municipal 16” Leaf Vacuum. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. LEAF REMOVAL/Yard Clean-up. Call Mark 540-845-1816.

TREE CARE/REMOVAL - Premier Arbor Services LLC, Complete Tree Service. Hardscapes, Yard installation, Stump grinding, Tree trimming. 540718-3794. TREE REMOVAL, Any size, anywhere. Fully insured. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. TYLER’S HARDCORE Tree Service - “We Get the Job Done.” Tree and stump removal from storm damage, mulching, lot clearing, backyard clearing, hauling, and tree trimming. Dead wood limbs removed out of trees. You will be pleased with my work when we are finished. Payment due when work is completed. References upon request. Call us 24/7 at 540-8606550. WATER MAIN Leak Repair/ Replacement, Ask Luke Zello, 540406-3589. WE BUY Houses & Fix yours! Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. WHAT’S UNDER Your House? We fix wet crawlspaces with transferable warranties. Sump pumps installed/replaced. Free inspections, second opinions. Licensed and Insured. Since 1993. Call D&B Services, Inc. 540-9727361. LOW Resident. WINDOW & DOOR Replacements by Bob Yak & Sons, 898-7773.

For Sale

Clubhouse – Part Time: Servers: Seeking applicants with excellent customer service skills, enthusiasm and energy. Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends. If you are 18 or older, have a positive, outgoing personality and are a team player, this job is for you. Some restaurant experience preferred. Equestrian Center – Part-Time Barn Staff: Successful, dependable candidates will assist with barn chores including cleaning stalls and paddocks, cleaning and filling water tubs, feeding the horses and blanketing when required. Additional duties may include assisting with pony rides and parties, trail rides and helping with shows and other special events. Weekday and weekend shifts available. Experienced horse handling skills plus good communication skills essential. Environmental Resources – Full-time Stormwater Inspector (SI). Successful candidate will demonstrate inspection and enforcement capabilities to ensure compliance with Virginia State Erosion and Sediment Control laws and Orange County and LOW ordinances and regulations. The SI will be Project Manager for Stormwater Management and Ditch Reconstruction programs. SI will review site plans, inspect land disturbing activities, conduct new construction inspections, review site plans for drainage easements. SI works independently on rough terrain and in inclement weather and have ability to lift light to heavy loads. Minimum two or four year college degree in closely related field from accredited institution. At least five years’ experience in stormwater management may substitute for educational requirements. At least one year experience in storm water management and five years’ experience in construction and heavy equipment operations. Proficiency in Microsoft office programs, auto cad and ARC explorer programs desired. Position requires excellent communication and customer skills to successfully interact with community members, LOW property owners, local government officials and LOW Management on a daily basis with occasional presentations to Committees and Board of Directors. Must be able to obtain certification within first year of employment for VA Combined Administrator to include Inspector, Plan Reviewer and Program Administrator certifications and pass LOWA Boat Safety Course. Fareways – Part-Time Line Cooks needed to accurately and efficiently prepare hot food products as well as prepare and portion food prior to cooking. One year experience is preferred along with good communication skills, ability to work flexible hours and a team spirit.


FURNITURE SALE small & large, twin beds, antique couch beauty, dbl bedroom set, china closet, more. Appt., 540-972-9393. HOOSIER PONTOON Boat Trailer, $600, 540-738-6102.

LOWA Employment

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LOT CLEAN-UP. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. M.A.N.’s DRYWALL & REMODELING, LLC. Drywall and remodeling company. When you see the name Mark throughout these ads it is tied to my company. All work guaranteed for at least 1-year. Insured for your peace of mind. Don’t fall for contractors that mark-up materials and subcontractors. I am personally on every job working beside my guys. Show me a proposal by a licensed and insured contractor and I will beat their estimate. L.O.W. resident for 11 years. Free estimates. Credit cards accepted with 3% fee. Call Mark 540-845-1816. MOVING - DAVE THE MOVER LLC. 20 years experience. Local and distant. 540-229-9999. MOVING LOCALLY? Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. MULCH DELIVERY - Doubleshredded hardwood. For prices, call Brian, 540-219-7660. MULCHING (DELIVERY/ SPREADING). Ask Luke Zello, 540406-3589. MULCHING 4 The BEST Price, Ask Logan at Johnny B. Quick, 540903-5473. NOTARY SERVICES – LOW. On-site, will travel. Sherri Lahay Lasover, 540-412-9854 or 202-2888564. PAINTING - INTERIOR and Exterior. Never sprayed, always rolled to give you better coverage and a better finish. Call Mark 540845-1816. PAINTING/STAINING, Interior/ Exterior. Drywall Repairs. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. PAINTING and DRYWALL Repair. Call Johnny B. Quick, 540903-5369. PATIOS, WALKWAYS, Retaining Walls - Ask Luke Zello, 540-4063589. PLUMBING PROBLEMS? Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. PRESSURE WASHING. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. REMODEL - YOU have an idea? We’ll make it a reality. Kitchens, Bathrooms, and Basements. Call Mark 540-845-1816. ROOF LEAKING - Give us a call for a free estimate. Leaky roof or new, we’ve got you covered. Call Mark 540-845-1816. ROOFING and REPAIRS - No leak guarantee! Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. SELLING? DON’T want the stress/expense of fixing & waiting for your house to sell when you could close in two weeks? Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. SNAPPER JACK Yard Care, LLC, - Complete yard care, mulch, powerwashing, grass trimming and pruning. LOW homeowner. 540-9075800 or Fully insured and Free estimates. Veterans 10% off.

Maintenance – Full-Time Groundskeeper needed to perform general landscaping maintenance tasks for routine and special events. Must have experience in operation of grounds care equipment. Position requires heavy lifting and working in all weather conditions.

Deadline for submissions to the November 8 issue of Lake Currents is October 28. Deadline for submissions to the November 22 issue of Lake Currents is November 11.

All Pay Market Competitive. Submit applications and resumes to or fax to 540-972-2243. All positions must be able to pass a criminal background check and have a valid VA driver’s license. More information regarding these positions is available in the Human Resources Department. EOE.



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LOW Community

4207a Germanna Hwy Locust Grove, VA 22508 540.972.9040

615 Lakeview Parkway $1,100,000

126 Harrison Circle $719,000

145 Donovan Lane $649,900

102 Ramsay Rd $529,900

7578 Oakwood Lake Dr $428,500

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Lake Currents October 25, 2019  

Lake Currents is a bi-weekly newsletter for Lake of the Woods Association, Inc.

Lake Currents October 25, 2019  

Lake Currents is a bi-weekly newsletter for Lake of the Woods Association, Inc.