Vol. 15, No 17
Netherlands Ambassador Visit to Strengthen Link Between Netherlands, Orange County
by Ron Linker, Deputy Head Public Diplomacy, Press and Culture Netherlands Embassy, LOW Member
In 1734, Orange County was named in honor of the marriage of Dutch Prince William of Orange, and British Princess Anne. This month, on the eve of their 284th wedding anniversary, Netherlands Ambassador Henne Schuwer will visit our region to renew the historic ties between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Orange County. Friday, March 23: an The Ambassador’s itinerary includes visits ds to various Orange County Locations, including Am Battlefield Farms, James Madison’s Montpelier and ba ssa d or S Orange County High School c h u w er Saturday, March 24, 10 AM to noon, LOW Clubhouse Beach Area: The Ambassador will host a Netherlands Market in Lake of the Woods. The event is open to the public and will feature a variety of flower and vegetable vendors, including American Color, Deep Roots Landscaping and Battlefield Farms, just to name a few. th
Temporary ECC Office Relocation
by Rachel Johnson, Administrative Assistant, ECC/Environmental Resources Starting May 1, and through August 2018, the ECC office will be relocated to the Proshop Trophy Room in the Woods Center during the reconstruction of the Maintenance Building. We will still operate with the hours of 7 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. If you have any questions about the relocation, we can be reached at 972-2211.
President's Letter 2 Agenda 2 Association News 2-10 Board Minutes 3 General Manager's Column 3 Calendar 11-12 Budget in Brief 14-15 Viewpoints 18 Orange County News 25 Classifieds 26-27
Sunday, March 11 Daylight Saving Time Begins Thursday, March 15 9-11 AM, Meet the Management, RR Friday, March 16 Early Boat Registration Begins
March 9, 2018
NOTICE Special Meeting of the Membership
April 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Community Center 110 Sweetbriar Park Road This special meeting has been called upon the written request of at least eight hundred (800) voting members eligible to vote, by written petition, pursuant to Article IV, Section 2 of the Bylaws of the Lake of the Woods Association, Inc., for the purpose of voting on a proposed amendment to the LOWA recorded Declarations of Restrictions, by adding the following language to the Declarations of Restrictions, as a new Section 12(H).: The Board of Directors shall obtain majority approval (50%+1) of LOWA Members for expenditures of $500,000 or more for any new capital, replacement capital or improvement capital project. Proxy ballots were mailed by LOWA’s trusted agent, Vote-Now.com, to the Membership on March 5, 2018. The proxy ballots include an “Approve” or “Disapprove” vote on the proposed amendment, above. Members are asked to vote “Approve” or “Disapprove” on the above proposed amendment language. For those submitting proxy ballots electronically through LOWA’s trusted agent, Vote-Now.com, they must do so on or before 7:00 PM on April 24, 2018. Also, all paper proxy ballots mailed to Vote-Now.com must be received by Vote-Now.com on or before April 21, 2018, 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. PLEASE REFER TO THE INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS IN THE BALLOT PACKAGE YOU RECEIVE. If you should have any questions, please contact the General Manager’s Office at 540-972-2214.
Warm Weather on the Way, Register Today! Early Boat Registration March 16 through March 31 Any boat registrations made after March 31 MUST include payment of Assessment (Can be Full, Semi Annual, Quarterly)
Wednesday, March 21 LOWA Regular Board Meeting 2 PM, Community Center Saturday, March 24 The Netherlands Market 10 AM-12 PM, Clubhouse Point March Madness 7-9 PM, Community Center
LOWA Website Links Clubhouse Area Recreation Complex Info LOWA.ORG/CAPITALPROJECTS dwellingLive www.LOWA.ORG/DWELLINGLIVE Lake Currents online: LOWA.ORG/LAKECURRENTS
Lake of the Woods Association, Inc.
Regular Board of Directors Meeting Community Center, March 21, 2018
by Leighton Cumming
This week, each lot owner will have received either a paper or electronic proxy ballot to vote on a referendum proposed by a group of members. The referendum would require the Board to get 2,129 member votes to approve any proposed expenditure of $500,000 or more for any new capital, replacement capital, or improvement capital project.
1 PM CALL TO ORDER 1. EXECUTIVE SESSION 2 PM 2. 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
The Board voted unanimously to oppose this referendum for the following reasons. 1. The referendum has no stated limit on the sources of funds which would be used for the proposed expenditure. Those sources include reserve funds which LOWA uses to maintain the community, operating funds, insurance proceeds, grants, gifts, etc. 2. Community projects which would be affected include emergency repair or replacement projects after a disaster, replacement of malfunctioning dams, road replacement projects, amenity replacement projects, and common area projects. 3. The requirement to get 50 percent plus 1 votes (2,129 votes) is difficult and would require a lot of time. Projects, even emergency replacement projects, would be on hold until the required number of votes to approve the project was reached. 4. Delays in LOWA’s ability to make necessary replacements could decrease our property values.
3. REPORTS 3.1 Officer Reports A. Executive Session Actions B. Committee Changes 3.2 General Manager Report A. Lakes Management Report B. CARC Project Update 3.3 Committee Liaison Reports 3.4 Committee Reports A. Communications Committee – CARC Project Communication Anne Felder, Chair
$500,000 sounds like a lot of money to all of us, and it is a lot of money. Ten years from now that amount of money will likely be worth a lot less due to inflation. Ten years from now, more proposed projects would hit that expenditure limit. The cumulative effect over time would be that it would take considerably longer to get projects done, and some couldn’t be done at all.
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
OPEN SESSION Pledge of Allegiance Meeting Notice and Quorum Confirmation Approval of Agenda Approval of Minutes: March 3, 2018
4. PRESENTATION 4.1 CARC Project Loan - Mutual of Omaha Bank - Erin Sweeney Vice President, Community Association Banking 5. MEMBER COMMENTS ON UNFINISHED AND NEW BUSINESS AGENDA ITEMS
Given these reasons, I urge you to vote “disapprove” on your ballot.
6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 6.1 Discussion of Lakes Speed Limit After Dark
Where Pets Are
7. NEW BUSINESS 7.1 Mid-Year Update on 2017-2018 Board Goals
8. MEMBER GENERAL COMMENTS
Medical, Surgical, & Dental Care for Cats & Dogs Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine
9. DIRECTOR COMMENTS
Don’t count on luck for tick & flea prevention.
10. SCHEDULED MEETINGS • Regular Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Community Center, 7 PM • Regular Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Community Center, 2 PM
We can help, with prescription Nexgard for dogs, and Frontline Gold for dogs and cats! Stop by, call, or email. Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm 4092 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, VA (540) 972-3869 Next to LOW Fire & Rescue on Rte 3 East Sat. 9am-Noon LocustGroveVet.net
Board of Directors, LOWA, Inc.
Send email to the Board at: Board@LOWA.org President: Leighton Cumming Vice Pres.: Cliff Wilks Treasurer: Bob Hoh Secretary: Jennifer Zukowski Directors: Carl Clawson Jeff Johnson
General Manager: Phillip Rodenberg (prodenberg@LOWA.org) Assistant General Manager: Chester Guzek (cguzek@LOWA.org) Director of Facilities: Jessie Graves (jgraves@LOWA.org) Director of Finance: Roy Mayberry (rmayberry@LOWA.org)
11. ADJOURNMENT *The Board reserves the right to remove, add and/or relocate agenda items as necessary. 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.)
Editorial Staff President of the Board General Manager Communications Manager: Carolyn Brodeur (cbrodeur@LOWA.org) Communications Assistant: Lisa Naghshineh (lakecurrents@LOWA.org) Copy Editor Dan McFarland (dmcfarland@LOWA.org) Graphics/Layout: Chris Porter (cporter@LOWA.org)
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: LOWA.org. 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 lakecurrents@LOWA.org. 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
As of March 03, 2018
by Phil Rodenberg, General Manager, CMCA ®, AMS ®, PCAM ®
$458,422 – Cash on Hand $818,000 – Year One of Member Assessment ($191/lot) $5 Million bank loan application submitted/pending approval
Project Progress Design: 98 percent complete Permitting: State & County permitting in progress
Virginia DEQ review complete Site Plan comments pending (County, RSA, Soil & Water Cons. Dist.) Building permit pending
Bidding: Preparing to competitively bid project in late March/early April 2018
Preparing bid documents o Preparation and submission instructions o General conditions o Contract form (AIA A101 & A102) Identifying potential general contractors for direct contact Determining means of disseminating project announcement to other general contractors Preparing an RFP to hire a LOWA clerk of the works in April
Construction: Schedule May 2018-May 2019
LAKE OF THE WOODS ASSOCIATION, INC.
Regular Board of Directors Meeting February 21, 2018 1 PM, Community Center Note: These minutes are unapproved and provided to members for review. Others Phil Rodenberg, General Manager Linda Brooks, Recorder (from 2:00 p.m.)
Call to Order
ĞƌƟĮĞĚ Plumbing, Inc. 972-4555
See February 21 Minutes on p. 9 Member Services/Holcomb Building: 972-2237 M-F; 8:30 AM-5 PM; Sat. 9 AM-1 PM Clubhouse: 972-2221 Office Hours: W-F, 9 AM-5 PM Menus: LOWA.org/Amenities/ clubhouse Community Center: 972-9680 ECC Office (Woods Center): 972-2211 M-F, 7 AM-3:30 PM
Amenities Golf Pro Shop (Woods Center):
Equestrian Center: 972-2238 Lessons, pony rides, trail rides M-F 8:30AM-5PM Saturday & Sunday: by appointment, call by Friday 3 PM Fareways Café: 972-2216 Winter Hours: Mon, Thurs-Sat, 9 AM-7 PM Tues-Wed, 9 AM-9 PM Sun, 9 AM-5 PM Fitness Center: 972-9680 Daily 5 AM-11 PM
Daily 8 AM Reserve a tee time 972-2230 Golf Course: 8:30 AM daily Maintenance Office: 972-2223 M-F, 7 AM-3:30 PM 9.9 Leaf/Brush Area: Daily 7 AM-5 PM. Closed Wednesdays Security/Front Gate: 972-2210 or 972-2020 www.LOWA.ORG/ DWELLINGLIVE
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Clubhouse Pool closed for Summer 2018 Planning the temporary Fitness Center move to Clubhouse Lower Level in May
Spring! Spring is almost here and members will soon be beautifying and improving their properties. I always look forward to seeing the colors of spring in member yards, and to seeing everyone out enjoying the beauty of the community in our parks and along the lakes and walking trails. Perhaps you are considering some renovations this year, as part of your spring cleanup efforts. If you are considering exterior alterations to your home, please contact the Covenants and Site Inspector at 540-972-2211 to determine if you need to get approval from the Environmental Control Committee. The ECC meets twice a month. You can also review the Declarations of Restrictions and Regulations for requirements and prohibitions. Spring is also a good time to take care of home repairs and “Yard debris should never yard maintenance to keep your be dumped on the common property in compliance with lot areas, which include roadside standards such as fixing gutters, ditches, wooded areas, power washing the exterior parks, golf course; or on the siding, replacing shingles, and repairing the driveway or property of other lot owners.” driveway culvert. While performing yard maintenance, please be sure to dispose of yard waste properly. Yard debris should never be dumped on the common areas, which include roadside ditches, wooded areas, parks, golf course; or on the property of other lot owners. As we have seen lately, leaves and other yard debris left in drainage areas can cause localized flooding. Please do not put private property debris or trash in LOWA dumpsters or trash cans either. The 9.9 Maintenance Area off Seven Pines Drive is available for you to dump leaves and small branches (not to exceed two inches in diameter). Do not dump anything larger such as tree limbs or discarded household items or trash. LOWA checks its surveillance cameras, and we will identify the driver of the vehicle doing such dumping. If you do not immediately remove the items, LOWA will charge you the actual cost of removal, and issue a summons to appear before the Legal and Compliance Committee. Non-member contractors working ZĞŵŽĚĞůŝŶŐΎZĞƉĂŝƌƐΎEĞǁŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶ for you who illegally dump debris and other materials can get banned by LOWA from coming in the gates. In serious cases, LOWA may Serving LOW for over 20 years pursue civil or criminal penalties. ĐĞƌƟĮĞĚƉůƵŵďŝŶŐΛǀĞƌŝǌŽŶ͘ŶĞƚ No one wants to see things evolve ǁǁǁ͘ĞƌƟĮĞĚWůƵŵďŝŶŐ͘ŶĞƚ to this level of enforcement. Please remember, 9.9 is closed on • Water heaters Wednesdays to allow the Roads • Sump pumps Crew to manage the piles. • Toilets Well maintained private lots • Sewer backups and LOWA common areas help • Faucets (inside everyone’s property values remain & outside) stable and grow. Thank you for your • Water main leaks hard work in this regard! • Dock pumps & Paid Advertisement
Project Financial Status Estimated Project Cost: $5.14 Million ($5,135,324)
Present Leighton Cumming, President Clifton Wilks, Vice President Bob Hoh, Treasurer Jennifer Zukowski, Secretary Carl Clawson Tom Sheridan Absent Jeff Johnson
Thoughts on Spring Cleanup Work on Private Lots
Clubhouse Area Recreation Complex Project Update
lines • Gas lines/logs • Garbage disposal
Tennis: Alice Mote 540-4248004 Courts available 6 AM to 11 PM Trash: LOW Compactor Site, 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 County Waste: 540-727-0887 Curbside trash recycling/ collection: Wednesdays 3
Association News Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Board Seeks Member Comments on Proposed Amendment to LOWA Regulation VII: Use of the Campgrounds The Board of Directors proposes to amend LOWA Regulation VII, Use of the Campgrounds, and seeks member input on the proposed changes. Members are asked to review the proposed changes and are welcome to forward written comments on the proposed amendment to the board by March 14. Comments may be emailed to: board@LOWA.org. What is the proposed amendment and why: The amendment specifically states that the campground is for recreational use, and is not to be used as a permanent residence. It limits stays at the campgrounds to a period of 14 consecutive nights. Who proposed it? On December 19, 2017 the Rules Committee by unanimous vote agreed to forward amendments to the Board regarding Regulation VII. Use of Campgrounds. The proposed amendments were revised with staff input on January 30. The Rules Committee gathered input from members and the staff before finalizing the recommendation.
ORIGINAL REGULATION VII VII. USE OF THE CAMPGROUNDS (4/2003)
A. GENERAL 1. Campgrounds use is dedicated first to LOWA members/registered tenants in good standing. Camping related facilities are primarily for the use of the campers. Guests of members or tenants may use the campgrounds for a period not to exceed fifteen (15) consecutive days per month provided they are sponsored by the LOWA member/registered tenants in good standing. Guest and sponsor will be required to sign the application. 2. Completed applications and appropriate user fees must be submitted in advance of site occupancy. 3. All campers, trailers or motor homes using the Campgrounds must be registered with the of the General Manager or with the LOWA Security at the gate when entering LOW. All trailers and motor homes shall have a current state safety inspection and registration. Proof of inspection and registration must be provided with the User agreement. 4. The Campgrounds will open on the first day of March and close on the last day of November. The date at which water will be available to individual campsites will depend upon weather conditions and be determined at the discretion of the designee of the General Manager. 5. The General Manager shall notify, by certified mail, those members/ registered tenant who are renting or sponsoring the use of campsites who are in non-compliance with any of these regulations. If the problems is not corrected by the member/registered tenant or camper within the (10) days of notification, the General Manager shall have the authority to remove the camping vehicles and all personal property from the site and to authorize maintenance to restore the site. All expenses incurred will be charged to the member or tenant. If these charges are not paid, a lien may be placed on the member’s property. 6. LOWA is not responsible for damages to, or loss of, campers’ personal property or the property of other persons using the campgrounds. 7. Situations and circumstances not covered by these regulations will be handled at the discretion of the General Manager. 8. Failure of the Association to enforce any provisions of these regulations shall not be considered a waiver thereof or of the rights of the Association thereafter to enforce each and every provision thereof.
PROPOSED REGULATION VII: USE OF CAMPGROUNDS VII. USE OF THE CAMPGROUNDS (4/2003) A. GENERAL 1. The Campgrounds are for temporary camping and recreational use. Residing or permanently living in the Campgrounds is prohibited. The Campgrounds area consists of the following facilities: a. Lot A. Recreational Vehicle (RV) Storage sites b. Lot B. Primitive Tent Camping sites c. Lot C. RV camping sites with electric and fresh water hookups. Also, access to showers, bathhouse and laundry facilities. d. Campgrounds Pavilion, playground, restroom and sewer dumping station The LOWA Security patrols the Campgrounds area on a regular basis. 1. 2. Campgrounds use is for dedicated first to LOWA members/registered tenants in good standing and their guests. Camping - related facilities on the Campgrounds are primarily for the use of the campers Campgrounds users. Subject to Campgrounds closures as determined by LOWA, Guests of members or tenants Campgrounds use may use the campgrounds for a period not to exceed fifteen (15) fourteen (14) consecutive days nights per month. provided they are sponsored by the LOWA member/registered tenants in good standing. Guests and their sponsors will be required to sign the application. B.PROCEDURES 1. Completed applications must be submitted and appropriate user fees determined by LOWA must be submitted in advance of site occupancy. paid at the Security Office at the Front Gate before entering the Campgrounds. Check-in may occur anytime after 2:00 p.m. Check-out must occur by 11:00 a.m. Security will provide keys for Campgrounds use. On the day of departure, keys must be returned to Security or as instructed by Security or LOWA. Failure to return keys may result in a key replacement fee charged to the member/registered tenant. 2. Completed applications and appropriate user fees must be submitted in advance of site occupancy.
See Proposed Regulation on p. 6
See Current Regulation on p. 6
Spotsylvania Courthouse and Lake Anna Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
CHAMBERS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC. Class A Licensed & Insured • General Remodeling • Additions • Decks • Basement Finish • Kitchen/Bathroom • Replacement Windows/Doors • Siding Repairs • Home Maintenance Repair – large or small jobs • Call for References or Estimate
• All Makes & Models • Furnaces: Oil-Gas-Electric • Air Cleaners • Humidiiers • Duct Systems
6HUYLFH Special $.5HJ
13190 Rosewood Lane Spotsylvania, VA 22551 firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 30 Years Experience in Culpeper & Orange
(540) 222-1228 DAVID W. CHAMBERS, OWNER
HeatPumpǡ andAir ConditioningSystemsOnly FREE Ǥ Ǥ
Thoughts from the Pro by Rea Hargraves, PGA
by Nancy King, Secretary, Nominating Committee
10 11 17
March Meeting for PGA Junior Golf League (Trophy Room), 9-10 AM Daylight Saving Time starts St. Patrick’s Day Scramble, GREEN Tees, 9 AM Shotgun (Sign-up in the Pro Shop)
On March 10, I will hold a meeting in the Trophy Room of the Woods Center. The purpose is to inform the children and parents about our PGA Junior Golf League. This will be our fourth year having a team. The cost will be $150 for a child to participate in our league. Each child will get two team jerseys (one for home and one for away matches), a tee shirt, a cap, and a bag tag. The meeting will be held from 9 to 10 AM. I will provide coffee and Danish during the meeting. I would ask all parents interested in the league to attend and ask any questions. I’ll see you then. You can sign-up for the St. Patrick’s Day Scramble posted in the Pro Shop until March 14. The Pro Shop Staff will make up the teams. Annual Golf Members pay $10, LOW Club Pass holders pay $25, and Non-Annual Golfers pay $30. Each person signing up will receive one raffle ticket. We will be selling raffle tickets when you register in the Pro Shop $5 for an arm’s length. Everyone will be playing from the GREEN Tees during the scramble. Let’s get the season started right! We are looking for used golf clubs for my Junior Golfers this year. If you have any older clubs, golf balls or golf shoes and would like to give them to our Junior Golfers, please drop them off at the Pro Shop or call 972-2230 for more information.
Finance Committee Seeks Members by Olive Kelly, Chairperson, Finance Committee
The Finance Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as committee members. The Committee’s purpose is to advise the Board of Directors on financial management and policy issues, and to provide to the Board with financial analyses and projections to aid the Board in managing the efficient and effective use of the Member’s annual assessment and other fees paid by the Members of the Association. Although the current team is very experienced and skill-oriented, it is necessary to position ourselves to fill vacancies as they come up. Therefore, if you have a background in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Budgeting, Business Management or Financial Analysis, please consider joining this productive and forward-thinking team. This is a great way to give something back to our community. The Committee meets the first Monday of every month at 7 PM in the Community Center. Please pick up a form at the Holcomb Building, or email me at email@example.com.
B & D Services
NTING SERVI PAI CE . P S L.
Lawn Care & Landscaping
AND HOME IMPROVEMENT
540-661-7268 y 540-854-8939
Bucket Truck Services Planting y Fertilizing Seeding/Aerating y Lot Clean-Up Tree Removal y Gutter Cleaning Mulching y Spring & Fall Clean-Up Firewood y Snow Removal & So Much More Personal Service Free Estimates & On-Site Service
Loni Pease, Owner Paid Advertisements
Your trusted Real Estate Resource for Life!
4456 Germanna Hwy wy Locust Grove, VA
Over 30 years in business
Mowing - Trimming - Landscaping
1HſEG540.972.1234 C21Otoole@gmail.com %GNN540.661.6811 RuthanOtoole.com
More Than Just Grass
2nd Generation LOW REALTOR ®
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
The LOWA community is fortunate to have a wealth of talent and skills among its members. Perhaps you are already serving on one of our committees and giving us the advantage of your experience and expertise in this way. You are encouraged to consider extending your involvement by becoming a candidate for the LOWA Board of Directors. You will enjoy the satisfaction of addressing and solving the issues and challenges that exist in a community as large and diverse as Lake of the Woods. We have one vacancy with 1-year unexpired and two vacancies with 3-year terms to fill this year, so we are seeking a minimum of five candidates to run for the three vacancies. To be qualified, candidates must meet the requirements of LOWA bylaws; article V.1., which states “shall be a member in good standing, elected by the Members in good standing. A Director shall not have a conflict of interest as defined by the Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act, and, before election, shall sign a statement attesting that he/she has not been convicted of a felony.” A member in good standing is evidenced by having a name on the deed, deed of gift, or other qualified conveyance or distribution as recorded in the Orange County Courthouse; and by being current in all LOWA finances. The deadline for submitting applications is 4 PM on April 30. The official application can be downloaded from our website, LOWA.org, or obtained as a hard copy at the Members Services in the lower level of the Holcomb Building. Completed applications should be submitted in hard copy to the General Manager’s office. Those interested in seeking a seat on the Board by petition will need to use the standard LOWA petition which is available on the LOWA website or in hard copy from the Members Services in the lower level of the Holcomb Building. This petition, signed by at least 250 voting members who are eligible to vote in the election (one signature per lot) must be submitted to the General Manager’s office together with the application by 4 PM on May 15. The nominating committee is available to answer questions from applicants. Candidates will be interviewed by the Nominating Committee during May and the committee will give a list of the candidates to the board no later than May 31. The board will announce the names of the nominees at the June 6 board meeting.
Seeking Candidates for the Board of Directors
)UHH(VWLPDWHV /LFHQVHGŏ,QVXUHG Quality Comes First
703-966-2744 15444 Brandy Rd. Culpeper, VA 22701
Association News Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Current Regulation from p. 4
Proposed Regulation from p. 4
B. USE OF CAMPSITES 1. All campsites will be assigned by their designation (i.e.: letter, number, etc.). 2. Current site holders have first option on site renewal providing that all fees and assessments have been paid. Unit site occupancy for a specific period has a corresponding user fee schedule (daily, weekly, monthly or seasonal). Payment of a seasonal fee permits the unit to remain on the same site for a continuous period of one (1) year. The campsite is not to be used as a primary residence. 3. Multiple camping combinations not requiring utility hook-ups may be permitted for campers on sites where the square footage unoccupied by the camping units equals or exceeds the minimum of one thousand six hundred (1,600) square feet and is not less than twenty fix (25) feet at its narrowest point as required by the Virginia Department of Health in its “Rules and Regulations Governing Campgrounds”. One tent may be exempt from this requirement. 4. At the discretion of the Designee of the General Manager, campers may be allowed to share the campsite of the LOWA member/registered tenant for a period consistent with LOWA Regulation VII.A.1. above. An additional unit may be placed on a campsite provided that the State rule of one thousand six hundred (1,600) unoccupied square feet per camping unit is adhered to. The appropriate user fee must be paid for the additional unit. 5. Electric, water, sewer, telephone, and/or cable hook-ups shall be acquired through campground administration. All necessary additional fees for services shall be paid at the time of registration. 6. Maximum trailer or motor home length allowed in the campgrounds is thirty nine (39) feet. 7. Tent camping is allowed on sites designated for that purpose. One (1) tent may be erected for overnight camping on any site as long as the user is present. 8. All vehicles must display a LOWA ID or guest pass at all times. (8/4/07) 9. All drivers of vehicles in the campground must possess a valid driver’s license. 10. A maximum of two (2) operable and currently fully licensed passenger vehicles will be permitted on each site while the member/registered tenant is present and using the campsite. The pavilion area may be used for additional, temporary, overflow parking. 11. Motor bikes, golf carts, ATV’s or any other unlicensed, motorized vehicles are prohibited. 12. Users may store a boat on a campsite during the camping season. Boat covers must be in muted tones of green, brown, khaki, etc. Bright colors (e.g., red, blue, yellow, international orange and multicolors, except camouflage) are not permitted. During the off season a monthly prorated storage fee shall be paid for storage of a boat at the campsite.
23. All campers RV’s, trailers or motor homes using the Campgrounds for daily/weekly use must be registered with the of the General Manager or with the LOWA Security at the gate when entering LOW. All RV’s using the Campgrounds yearly must be registered through the designee of the General Manager and are subject to temporary camping restrictions in Section A.2 and B.2. a., and b. All trailers and motor homes RV’s shall have a current state safety inspection and registration. Proof of inspection and registration must be provided with the User agreement. 4. a. The Campgrounds Lot C will open on the first day of March 1st of each year and close on the last day of November 30th of each year. The date at on which electric and water service will be available to individual campsites will depend upon weather conditions and be determined at the discretion of the General Manager or his/her designee. b. Campgrounds Lot C is closed from December 1st through the last day of February each year. During this period, RV owners may conduct maintenance and security checks. The Campground Pavilion, playground and restroom remain open year - round and are available for use by members/registered tenants and their guests. 53. The General Manager shall notify, by certified mail, those members/ registered tenant who are renting or sponsoring the use of campsites who are in non-compliance with any of these regulations. If the problems is not corrected by the member/registered tenant or Campgrounds users camper within the (10) days of notification, the General Manager shall have the authority to remove the camping vehicles RV’s and all personal property from the site and to authorize maintenance to restore the site. All expenses incurred will be charged to the member/registered or tenant. If these charges are not paid, a lien may be placed on the member’s property. 46. LOWA is not responsible for damages to, or loss of, campers’ Campgrounds users personal property or the property of other persons using the Ccampgrounds. 57. Situations and circumstances not covered by these regulations will be handled at the discretion of the General Manager. 8. Failure of the Association to enforce any provisions of these regulations shall not be considered a waiver thereof or of the rights of the Association thereafter to enforce each and every provision thereof. CB. USE OF CAMPSITES 1. All campsites will be assigned by their designation (i.e.: letter, number, etc.). 2. Current site holders have first option on site renewal providing that all fees and assessments have been paid. Unit site occupancy for a specific period has a corresponding user fee schedule (daily, weekly, monthly or seasonal annually). Payment of an annual seasonal fee permits the unit to remain on the same site for a continuous period of one (1) year subject to temporary camping restrictions in Section A.2 and B.2.a., and b. The campsite is not to be used as a primary residence. 3. Multiple camping combinations not requiring utility hook-ups may be permitted for campers on sites where the square footage unoccupied by the camping units equals or exceeds the minimum of one thousand six hundred (1,600)
See Current Regulation on p. 7
See Proposed Regulation on p. 7
Thursday, March 15
Reading Room, Holcomb Building
Assistant General Manager
9 AM - 11 AM
design to home
Let us make your dream a reality! Buying or Selling, We Will Work For You.
We specialize in custom home and light commercial design-build services to create the space of your dreams.
Let Us Be of Service!
Lake of the Woods Office 4207-A Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, VA (across from the Lake) 6
Call us for additional information or to view any properties.
Contact us today for a free estimate! Paid Advertisements
Bernie Merritt & Kathy Bianco Merritt 540-538-6605
4304 Germanna Hwy Locust Grove, VA 22508 (540) 972-3122 Find Us On Social Media!
www.designcrafthomes.com * 25 years experience * Licensed and Insured * OCCC Member * Equal Housing Opportunity *
square feet and is not less than twenty fix (25) feet at its narrowest point as required by the Virginia Department of Health in its “Rules and Regulations Governing Campgrounds”. One tent may be exempt from this requirement. 4. At the discretion of the Designee of the General Manager, campers may be allowed to share the campsite of the LOWA member/registered tenant for a period consistent with LOWA Regulation VII.A.1. above. An additional unit may be placed on a campsite provided that the State rule of one thousand six hundred (1,600) unoccupied square feet per camping unit is adhered to. The appropriate user fee must be paid for the additional unit. 53. Electric and water, is provided at each Lot C campsite. Ssewer dump station is provided at the Campground Pavilion. , telephone, and/or cable hook-ups shall be acquired through campground administration. All necessary additional fees for services shall be paid at the time of registration. 64. Maximum trailer or motor home length allowed in the Ccampgrounds is thirty nine (39) feet. 75. Tent camping is allowed on sites designated for that purpose. One (1) tent may be erected for overnight camping on any site as long as the user is present. 86. All vehicles must display a LOWA ID or guest pass at all times. (8/4/07) 97. All drivers of vehicles in the Ccampground must possess a valid driver’s license. 108. A maximum of two (2) operable and currently fully licensed passenger vehicles will be permitted on each site while the member/registered tenant is present and using the campsite. The pavilion area may be used for additional, temporary, overflow parking. 911. Motor bikes, golf carts, ATV’s or any other unlicensed, motorized vehicles are prohibited. 12. Users may store a boat on a campsite during the camping season. Boat covers must be in muted tones of green, brown, khaki, etc. Bright colors (e.g., red, blue, yellow, international orange and multicolors, except camouflage) are not permitted. During the off season a monthly prorated storage fee shall be paid for storage of a boat at the campsite. 1310. Firearms of any type of explosives, including fireworks, are prohibited. 11. Generators are prohibited. 14. Storage sheds are allowed but must be purchased from the list approved by management. Shed size shall not exceed ten (10) feet x twelve (12) feet and shall be placed as approved by the General Manager or the designee. 152. All Campgrounds users campers must notify the General Manager or his/her designee prior to vacating a campsite. The Designee will inspect the site and determine any restoration requirements that the user
See Proposed Regulation on p. 8
See Current Regulation on p. 8
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Proposed Regulation from p. 6
13. Firearms or any type of explosives, including fireworks, are prohibited. 14. Storage sheds are allowed but must be purchased from the list approved by management. Shed size shall not exceed ten (10) feet x twelve (12) feet and shall be placed as approved by the General Manager or the designee. 15. All campers must notify the Designee of the General Manager prior to vacating a campsite. The Designee will inspect the site and determine any restoration requirements that the user may need to address. C. APPEARANCE AND MAINTENANCE OF CAMPGROUNDS 1. Campsites must be kept clean and orderly. Monthly and Seasonal users are expected to maintain their campsite to the extent of cutting the grass and weeds, picking up downed tree branches or debris, raking and disposing of leaves and any unsightly materials or debris. All cleanup debris must be removed from the site; pushing debris into adjoining sites is not considered cleaning the site. Seasonal sites must be cleared of all winter debris and leaves by March 1st. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in the site being cleared at the Seasonal camper’s expense. 2. Units must be cleaned to remove discolorations and maintained in good appearance repair. 3. Each user is responsible for leaving the campgrounds facility in clean condition after each stay. 4. Inoperable vehicles shall not be permitted in the campgrounds. 5. Storage of materials and equipment is required when user is not physically staying on the property. 6. Tents are prohibited from being used for storage and should not be left up when they are not being used for current overnight stay. 7. “Pop-Ups” shall be put down at the end of each stay. 8. Defacing, cutting, nailing into or attaching objects to trees, bushes or poles is prohibited. 9. At the discretion of the General Manager, a campground user may be required to relocate their camping unit, deck, storage shed and/or personal property to another campsite in order to perform routine or emergency maintenance on that campsite. (8/4/07) D. SANITATION 1. Fluids must not be discharged on or into the ground from recreational vehicles and tents. Gray water (dish water) must be collected in approved holding facilities and be removed by the pumping service, deposited in the outside sink or at the dumping station. Septic waste must be removed by the septic service or be deposited in the dumping station. 2. All trash and litter shall be placed in proper containers. All trash and litter containers shall have lids. Garbage should be taken to the compactor. 3. Pets must be on leashes or under positive control of the owner at all times. Users are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. 4. The coin-operated washers and dryers are primarily for the use of campers. Other members or tenants of LOWA may use these machines subject to availability. E. INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR 1. All loud noises from the campgrounds will be curtailed between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Loud music is not allowed at any time.
Current Regulation from p. 6
Let’s sell your home! 4 ½% Full Service Listing Over 30 Years of experience
r1SPGFTTJPOBM)PNFTUBHJOH r1SPGFTTJPOBM1IPUPHSBQIT r$BTICBDLGPSBMMNZ CVZFSTBUTFUUFMNFOU
John Empey Office:540-972-5229 Cell:540-273-1099
Call or email me for a FREE Market Analysis of YOUR Home! If your home is currently listed with another real
Johnempey1950@gmail.com estate agent, please do not consider this as a solicitation
Association News Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Proposed Regulation from p. 7
Current Regulation from p. 7 2. Open campfires, or fire pits in the campground area, are prohibited prior to 4:00 PM, at any time between February 15 and April 30, and during specified periods as identified by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the LOWA General Manager Campfires are considered an open air fire or pit fire and are permitted if the fire is continuously monitored and completely enclosed with a metal ring. Extra precautions should be taken to clear a 20-foot circle of all flammable materials and have water and/or a shovel available. (5/2015) a. Open and/or charcoal fires in a LOWA park area shall be permitted in LOWA furnished grills, or a resident’s personal table top fire pit or table top grill. (5/2015) 3. Camping by minors is permitted only with the presence of an adult. 4. Dogs are prohibited in the playground area. A person with a disability shall have the right to be accompanied in the playground area by a dog trained and in service as a service animal. (1/2013) F. CONSTRUCTION 1. All plans and specifications for any structure shall be forwarded through the Campgrounds Committee to the General Manager for approval. Written approval by the General Manager must be obtained before any such work can commence. 2. Any construction permitted must be considered temporary and revocable and will be removed by the campsite user when the site is vacated. 3. Decks: Deck size is restricted to the length of the trailer and by ten (10) feet in width. They should be built in five (5) by five (5) foot sections and must be bolted or otherwise fastened together in order to maintain their temporary status. 4. Screened and roofed porches, that are of a permanent nature, are prohibited. 5. Maintenance of the campsites is subject to review by the General Manager or his designee. The General Manager has the authority to revoke any campsite user agreement and, if necessary, remove any user’s camping property from the site and take measures to restore the site. All expenses incurred will be billed to the LOWA Member or Tenant. If said expenses are not paid, a lien may be placed. (8/4/07)
may need to address. DC. APPEARANCE AND MAINTENANCE OF CAMPGROUNDS 1. Campsites must be kept clean and orderly. Monthly and Seasonal Campgrounds users are expected to maintain their campsite to the extent of cutting the grass and weeds, picking up downed tree branches or debris, raking and disposing of leaves and any unsightly materials or debris. 2. All cleanup debris must be removed from the site; pushing debris into adjoining sites is not considered cleaning the site. Seasonal Yearly sites must be cleared of all winter debris and leaves by March 1st. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in the site being cleared at the Seasonal yearly camper’s Campgrounds users expense. 32. Units RV’s must be cleaned to remove discolorations and maintained in good appearance repair. 43. Each user is responsible for leaving the Ccampgrounds facility in clean condition after each stay. 54. Inoperable vehicles shall not be permitted in the Ccampgrounds. 65. Storage of Mmaterials and equipment is required to be stored inside the RV when the Campgrounds user is not physically staying on the property. 76. Tents are prohibited from being used for storage and should not be left up when they are not being used for current overnight stay. 87. “Pop-Ups” shall be put down at the end of each stay. 98. Defacing, cutting, nailing into or attaching objects to trees, bushes or poles is prohibited. 910. At the discretion of the General Manager, a Ccampgrounds user may be required to relocate their RV, camping unit, deck, storage shed and/ or personal property to another campsite in order to perform routine or emergency maintenance on that campsite. (8/4/07) DE. SANITATION 1. Sewer hook-up is NOT provided at individual Campgrounds sites. 21. Fluids must not be discharged on or into the ground from recreational vehicles and tents. Gray/Black water (dish water) must be collected in approved holding facilities. and be removed by the pumping service, deposited in the outside sink or at the dumping station. Septic waste must be removed by the septic service or be deposited in the dumping station. To dispose of Gray/Black water, campers may use the designated dump station located at the Campground Pavilion. Fresh water for refill is available at each campsite and at the dumping station. Keys for the dump and water refill stations are available at Security. 32. All trash and litter shall be placed in proper containers. All trash and litter containers shall have lids. Garbage should be taken to the compactor. 43. Pets are allowed only if quiet, gentle and must be on leashes or under positive control of the owner at all times. Users are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. 54. The coin-operated washers and dryers are primarily for the use of campers Campgrounds users. Other members or tenants of LOWA may use these machines subject to availability. FE. INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR 1. All loud noises from the Ccampgrounds will be curtailed between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Loud music is not allowed at any time. 2. Open campfires, or fire pits in the Ccampground area, are prohibited prior to 4:00 PM, at any time between February 15 and April 30, and during specified periods as identified by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the LOWA General Manager Campfires are considered an open air fire or pit fire and are permitted if the fire is continuously monitored and completely enclosed with a metal ring. Extra precautions should be taken to clear a 20-foot circle of all flammable materials and have water and/or
Fareways serves breakfast ALL DAY along with sandwiches, burgers and salads until 9 PM daily except Sundays
See Proposed Regulation on p. 9
Call for takeout, 540.972.2216 C
Monday, Thursday-Saturday: 9 AM to 9 PM Tuesday and Wednesday: 9 AM to 9PM Sunday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Call Pat for all your real estate needs! LOW MARKET STATS (through 3/6/2018) as reported in Metropolitan Regional Information Systems: 74 active 32 under contract 24 sold since 1/1/2018
It’s another beautiful day at the Lake!
Thinking of buying or selling? Allow me to achieve your desired results!
PAT LICATA P CELL: 540-735-7998 54 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
a shovel available. (5/2015) a. Open and/or charcoal fires in a LOWA park area shall be permitted in LOWA furnished grills, or a resident’s personal table top fire pit or table top grill. (5/2015) 3. Camping by minors is permitted only with the presence of an adult. 4. Dogs are prohibited in the playground area. A person with a disability shall have the right to be accompanied in the playground area by a dog trained and in service as a service animal. (1/2013) FG. CONSTRUCTION 1. All plans and specifications for any structure shall be forwarded through the Campgrounds Committee to the General Manager or his/her designee for approval. Written approval by the General Manager or his/ her designee must be obtained before any such work can commence. 2. Any construction permitted must be considered temporary and revocable and will be removed by the campsite user when the site is vacated. 3. Decks: Deck size is restricted to the length of the trailer and by ten (10) feet in width. They should be built in five (5) by five (5) foot sections and must be bolted or otherwise fastened together in order to maintain their temporary status. 4. Screened and roofed porches, that are of a permanent nature, are prohibited. 5. Maintenance of the campsites Campgrounds is subject to review by the General Manager or his/her designee. The General Manager has the authority to revoke any campsite user Campgrounds users agreement and, if necessary, remove any user’s camping property from the site and take measures to restore the site. All expenses incurred will be billed to the LOWA mMember/registered or tTenant. If said expenses are not paid, a lien may be placed. (8/4/07)
1. EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion by Sheridan, passed unanimously, to enter into Executive Session at 1:00 p.m. for the purpose of discussing and considering contracts. Motion by Clawson, passed unanimously, to exit Executive Session at 1:59 p.m. 2. OPEN SESSION Motion by Hoh, passed unanimously, to enter into Open Session at 2:07 p.m. and affirm that the Board met earlier today in Executive Session for the purpose of discussing and considering contracts. 2.1 Pledge of Allegiance 2.2 Meeting Notice and Quorum Confirmation Secretary Zukowski confirmed that a quorum is present and proper notice sent to all members of record. 2.3 Approval of Agenda Motion by Wilks to approve the Agenda. President Cumming reported that Item 3.5, a presentation from Mutual of Omaha Bank, has been delayed to mid-March, and Item 5.3 was removed from the Agenda because the speakers were not ready. In addition she wished to add as Item 5.6 an Update on the Member Petition, all of which were accepted as friendly amendments to the main motion, which passed unanimously. 2.4 Approval of the Minutes of February 3, 2018. Motion by Zukowski, passed unanimously, to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2018 Regular Board of Directors meeting. 3. REPORTS 3.1 Reports of Officers The President, Secretary and Treasurer had no report at this time. A. Executive Session Actions: None. B. Committee Changes Motion by Wilks that the Board approve the Committee changes as listed on the Committee Change List dated February 21, 2018: (D-18-27) Name Action Committee Term-End Date Tom Sheridan Resigned* Planning __________ *Elected to the Board of Directors Vice President Wilks reported that his recent review of committee membership shows that the Communications Committee needs three voting members. He encouraged interested members to submit an application which they can access on the LOWA.org website. He also reported that he held a meeting with Committee officers concerning the update memo he sent to them on January 24 and felt the discussion was productive. He also reminded Committee Chairs to submit their agendas for posting three business days prior to the meeting or a meeting cannot occur. 3.2 General Manager’s Report A. Lakes Management Report On February 6th, A. Morton Thomas and Associates and partner Ault, Clark & Associates gave a presentation at the Woods Center on 30% conceptual designs for the 14th Pond Retrofit with Forebay project. Twenty-five participants attended and 11 submitted written comments on the conceptual designs. Comments are in the process of being reviewed by LOWA staff and the design partners for incorporation into the design. B. Other Business Beginning May 1, the ECC Office will be temporarily relocated to the Dogwood Room in the Woods Center and will be there through August while the Maintenance Building is razed and replaced. Harbor Dredge and Dock Company has submitted an application to Orange County for a permit to replace the Clubhouse Dock. Work on the dock is expected to be completed by April 2nd, and final inspection is scheduled for April 9th. 3.3 Committee Liaison Reports Vice President Wilks reported he attended the Rules Committee meeting on February 20th. The Committee has completed their review of the proposed Bylaws revisions sent to them in January and will be returning them to the Board with some recommendations. They have made progress on reviewing rules for the Dog Park and may complete that at their next meeting. 3.4 Committee Reports A. LOWA 50th Anniversary Committee Year-End Report Chair Jon Anderson provided a slide presentation and review of LOWA’s 2017 year-long 50th Anniversary programs and events. He acknowledged and thanked a long list of volunteers who contributed to the success of the celebration. Because the Wine Tasting Festival and Tree-lighting and Caroling events were so popular, the Committee recommended they become annual events open to all members. The 50th Anniversary events were also a financial success. A $15,000 budget drawn from the Contingency Reserves was allocated by the Board, but only $9,558.23 in net expenses were incurred. It was agreed that the remaining balance of $5,441.77 not expensed should remain in the Contingency Reserve Fund. 3.5 Presentation from Mutual of Omaha Bank. (Removed from the Agenda prior to the meeting.)
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
H. CAMPGROUNDS RV STORAGE 1. Storage fees, set forth in the approved fee structure, are payable on or before May 1st of each fiscal year. Failure to pay the established fee by May 1st shall be deemed a breach of contract and will result in the loss of the right to use the space. 2. In the event of nonpayment when due, any property remaining in the space shall be conclusively deemed to have been abandoned and may be, upon reasonably notice, disposed of in such a manner as LOWA may see fit. In such case the member or registered tenant shall be responsible to LOWA for the cost of removal and disposal of such property. 3. All recreational vehicles stored in Campgrounds storage sites shall prominently display a current LOWA ID and current vehicle registration. The General Manager or his designee will be responsible for the inspection and record keeping of the storage lots for compliance with regulations. Inspections will be performed at least twice annually. Violators of rental conditions will be cited and subject to the loss of the space if the condition is not corrected upon notification. 4. Only one vehicle is permitted in each storage space with the exception of an RV trailer, which is considered one vehicle. Boats are prohibited. 5. Only a registered vehicle will be permitted on the member or registered tenant’s storage space. The registered party is responsible for maintaining the assigned space at all times. If the space is not cleaned to correct the violations specified in a written notification, LOWA Maintenance may clean the space at the expense of the registered party. 1. Only LOWA members/registered tenants in good standing shall be eligible to use the storage sites. No subletting, sub renting or loaning of an assigned space is allowed. The rights of the rental space do not transfer with the sale of a residence. 2. If a member /registered tenant loses his/her status as a member or registered tenant in good standing, the Campgrounds user agrees to remove all items from the storage space immediately upon notification. 3. Members/registered tenant must keep their RV, in clean and highway ready condition. Current state inspection stickers and current license plates must be displayed.
February 21 Minutes from p. 3
Proposed Regulation from p. 8
See February 21 Minutes on p.22 9
2nd ANNUAL LOWA MARCH MADNESS
St. Patrick’s Day Scramble Four Person Teams - Scramble From the GREEN TEES Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018 Sign-up March 17, 2018 Cost - Annual Member $10.00
WHO All Ages
LOW Club Pass Golfer -$25.00 Non-Annual Golfer -$30.00 6KRWJXQRႇDWDP
WHEN Saturday, March 24 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Pro Shop Staff will make up the teams We will have a raffle following play...
March Grip Sale!
Sweetbriar Community Center
25% OFF All GRIPS
(Customer will have to pay for shipping)
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
WE CAN SPECIAL ORDER GRIPS TOO!
Free Throws LayUps 3 Point ShoTs & More
BEFORE THE SEASON BEGINS, GET YOUR CLUBS REGRIPPED ONE OR A SET OF ALL 25% OFF AND FREE INSTALLATION!
WE HAVE TACKI-MAC-GOLF PRIDE, WINN, SUPER STROKE, LAMKIN, AND PERMA WRAP, ALL IN STOCK.
Lake of the Woods Community and Youth Activities Committee
ëe Ame o t n i nit ng i r ie p March 17-April 14, 2018
OFFER GOOD UNTI. MARCH 31st! SO HURRY!
St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day at the Clu Clubhouse lu ubhouse Saturday, March 17, 2018 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
$30.00 per person (Adults Only)
It’s as easy as 1...2...3... 1. Get a punch card at any amenity. 2. Make 5 purchases at a minimum of 3 amenities.
Buffet Dinner Cash Bar with Irish Beer and Drink Specials
Reservations Required Call 540-972-2221
3. Turn your gift card in at the Pro Shop by Friday of each week.
With live music by:
Visit the website for full rules and info. www.LOWA.org
Eque stria an C
• • • • • • • •
Bangers and Mash Corned Beef and Cabbage Shepherd’s Pie Guinness Beer Battered Cod Brussels Sprouts Chef John’s Guinness Cheesecake Assorted Cupcakes Irish Car Bomb Mousse
Wednesday, March 21 2 PM, LOWA Regular Board Meeting, CC Committee Meetings: Members are encouraged to attend. Meetings are subject to change; contact the Committee Chair for current information. Visit www.LOWA.org/ Committees.
TV18, shown on Comcast Channel 18, features unique shows designed especially for Lake of the Woods and featuring LOW members. (Note: Schedules subject to change. Please check TV 18 for updates.) Most shows are also available at LOWA.ORG/TV18.
External Affairs: 3/12, 7 PM, CC Community/Youth: 3/12, 7 PM, WC Equestrian: 3/13, 1:30 PM, CC Pools: 3/13, 7 PM, CC Clubhouse: 3/14, 1 PM, CH ECC: 3/15, 8:30 AM, WC Rules: 3/20, 4 PM, CC Lakes: 3/20, 7 PM, WC M&E: 3/21, 7 PM, CC LCC Meeting: 3/21, 7:30 PM, CC LCC Hearing: 3/21, 8 PM, CC Golf: 3/26, 3 PM, WC Investment: 3/26, 1 PM, WC Treasurers Mtg to follow
March 9th – March 22nd 7 AM
Art For Life
LOWA Board of Directors
Art For Life
LOWA Board of Directors
Meet Your Neighbor
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 FC Fareways Cafe HF Hollyfield Park LGES Locust Grove Elementary 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
Members, have a show idea? TV18 is now accepting new shows from members and local organizations to air on Channel 18 & our TV18 YouTube Channel. For more information, view our TV18 Community Programming Guidelines on www.LOWA.org/tv18 or contact the Communications Department at 972-2278.
NOW ENROLLING! The Lake of the Woods Church Child Care Center & Preschool is Now Enrolling 3s and 4s for the 2018-19 School Year.
LOW Hair Studio
To enroll or for more information please contact Belinda Divelbiss, Director or Tracy Dodson, Asst. Director
540-972-1999 Located outside the Lake next to the law office of Getty & Associates.
Morning Preschool 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon Day Care 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
4258 Germanna Hwy, Suite D-1
Don’t delay, call us today. Handicap entrance around back Walk-ins welcome • Appt’s recommended
H Full Service Salon (cuts, color and perms) H Friendly personalized service H Experienced stylists to serve you We are looking forward to serving you!
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
To view Board Meetings and General Administration Videos, visit www.LOWA.org/Videos
Thursday, March 15 9-11 AM, Meet the Management, RR
540-972-2349 Fax 540-972-2209 Belinda@lowchurch.org Serving the community for over 25 years
Saturday, March 10 9-10 AM PGA Junior Golf League Meeting (WC). Info: Rea 972-2230.
C al en d a r o f E ve n t s SPORTS & EXERCISE (subject to change) Location
Tuesday, March 13 5 PM Orange County Board of Supervisors Meeting (Gordon Bldg). Info: orangecountyva.gov.
Wednesday, March 14 7 PM LOW Civic Club Meeting (CH).
Thursday, March 15 9-11 AM Meet the Management (RR). Info: 972-2214. 6:30 PM LOW Knowledge Club (CC). Info: 540-370-0000.
Saturday, March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
Monday, March 19 10 AM LOW AARP Meeting (CH). Tuesday, March 20 10 AM LOW Knowledge Club (CC). Info: 540-370-0000.
Thursday, March 22 7 PM LOW Veterans Club Meeting (LLCH). Info: Dan, 972-0153. Saturday, March 24 8 AM LOW Anglers Tournament (CH Dock). Info: Krob.JD@gmail. com. 8:30 AM-2 PM LOW Lioness Lions Indoor Spring Craft Show and Flea Market (LGMS). 10 AM-12 PM Netherlands Market. Products from Dutch (-American) local entrepreneurs. Info: Rose Deal, 540-672-1238. 7-9 PM March Madness sponsored by Community/Youth Committee (CC).
Carolina Shag Lessons Battlefield Boogie Club
2nd / 4th SU
Horseshoes for Fun
Edgemont Bch Edgemont Bch
6 PM 10 AM
Pickleball Play Beginner Class
11 AM-12:30 PM
Praise & Worship Dance
10 AM-12:30 PM
Sonja 972-1734 or 972-9060
Square Dancers LOW Social Club
2 / 4 /5 F
Square DancersLords & Ladies
1 /3 F
Sims 972-3187/Haring 972-1924
Stretch and Flex
M, W, F
Tae Kwon Do (12-adult) $
9 AM 9 AM
M, SA W
10 AM & 11:15 AM
M, W, F
Yoga – Intermediate
Yoga – Gentle
Yoga – Gentle
Yoga – All Levels
5:30-6:30 PM TH (subject to change)
Rebekah 908-358-8406 Rebekah 908-358-8406
Art for Fun
Bridge, Sunday Duplicate
Joe 972-8052/Caroline 972-7688
Bridge, Monday Night
Jan or Vince 703-565-3408
Bridge, Wednesday Ladies
9 AM-3 PM
Feb: Rae 972-1135 March: Joan 972-7548
Book Club at LOW
Alan 972-2168 Jack 972-6211
LOWC, rm. 211
Civic Club Meeting
Civil War Study Group
Coloring Book Club
Eclectic Book Club
Call for location
Fire & Rescue Auxiliary
Fun Bunch 55+
10 AM-1 PM
Happy Tails Dog Club
Litter Pick-up in LOW
All around LOW
LOW Fliers R/C Club
LOW Lioness Club
Joyce 309-533-9227/Julie 412-9952
Knitting & Crocheting
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Wednesday, March 21 2 PM LOWA Regular Board Meeting (CC). Info: 972-2214.
M, W, F
ACTIVITIES, CLUBS, BRIDGE & FUN Location
Sunday, March 18 1 PM LOW Democratic Club Candidates Forum (CC). Info: lowdemocrats.org.
Tae Kwon Do (8-11)
Friday, March 16 7 PM LOW Anglers Club Meeting (CC). Info: Krob.JD@gmail.com.
Exercising for Health
Sunday, March 11 3 PM Author Presentation at James Madison Museum, Orange. Info: 672-1776.
LOW Lions Club
Mothers of Preschoolers
1st /3rd W
Open Mic Night
Players, Theater Group
Republican Women’s Club
Susannah Chandler DAR
Robbie Rokosz 972-4512
TOPS weigh in/meeting $
LGES (Rt. 20)
Nita 540-219-7028 Audrey 540-222-3569
Please refer to meeting room location key on previous page
LOW Vets Program Features Defense Attaché by Gil Churchill, Member, LOW Vets
by Bill Halpin, President, Virginia State Board, AOH For more than a quarter century, U.S. Presidents have proclaimed March to be Irish-American Heritage Month. The Governor of Virginia also traditionally proclaims March to be Irish-American Heritage Month in the Commonwealth. There’s good reason! In the mid-19th century, during An Gorta Mor (The Great Hunger), Irish families able to escape certain starvation fled, and most arrived in the U.S. They were poor, illiterate, mostly Catholic, and not welcome in many cities. The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America was established to help the Irish assimilate, learn the English language, and find employment. During the U.S. Civil War, thousands of Irish immigrants heroically fought for their adopted nation. Ultimately, the Irish became inextricably linked to the development of America in fields ranging from literature, education and science, to politics and military leadership. There are 14 AOH divisions and about 1,000 Hibernians in the Commonwealth. The theme for the 2018 Irish-American Heritage Month, Evolution of the Irish in American Society, will be displayed in colorful and informative story boards at: Howell (formerly England Run) Library (March 13-15 from 2-6 PM) Salem Church Library (March 21-23 from 12-6 PM) Hibernians will be available to discuss topics ranging from this year’s theme to other topics related to Irish/Irish-American history. The Sixteenth Annual St Patrick Day Parade honoring the memory of Hibernian and Fredericksburg’s pathfinder brewer, Jeff Fitzpatrick, will kick-off at noon on March 17 and will proceed along Main Street (inside Spotsylvania Business Park on Rt 2). The parade will be followed by an Irish festival at the Bowman Distillery. For more information on the parade and festival see https://adventurebrewing.com. For more than 30 years, the General Thomas F. Meagher Division has represented AOH in our area. Under the motto “Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity” the Meagher Division has donated nearly $100,000 to local charities and for scholastic awards. Funding derives from community support for the annual Trip for Two to Ireland Raffle and the Shamrock Charity Golf Classic. Read more about AOH at: www.virginiaaoh.org and www. aohfredericksburg.org.
Ellen at 1:45 p.m. on October 13, 2015.
The next LOW Vet’s meeting will be at 7 PM on Thursday, March 22, in the lower level of the Clubhouse. Colonel Michael M. Ferguson, U.S. Army, retired, will present a briefing on the Defense Attaché program, particularly in Africa. Colonel Ferguson has 20 years experience as a Defense Attaché, with 18 years of overseas duty. VETS will have the opportunity to learn about the mission and operations of U.S. Embassies overseas and will be able to ask questions and discuss the topic. Colonel Ferguson has also conducted training for the intelligence community for 17 years. o n He has recently relocated to Lake of the Woods and is us er g a new member of the LOW Vets. F e C o l. M i k This LOW Vets meeting will also be recognizing the Club’s Tenth Anniversary. A cake and coffee will be provided to celebrate the event. Charter members and past presidents are urged to attend and provide remembrances of the club’s early days. The meeting will be an opportunity to catch up with friends, pay dues for 2018, and purchase club clothing. New members are welcome, and the public is invited. Further information can be obtained from Dan Greene at 972-0153 or email@example.com.
March is Irish-American Heritage Month
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
“You hear the words ‘cancer free,’ and as much as the diagnosis knocked you off your feet, those words, they knock you off your feet again. It makes me appreciate the care and the doctors and the gift and the skills they have, and that I received. If you live in this area, there is no reason to go anywhere else. There are amazing doctors and amazing talent right here.”
Budget in Brief Lake Currents March 9, 2018
LOWA Budget in Brief www.LOWA.org/FY18
Member Assessment Amenities Administration Legal & Compliance Maintenance (not shown)
$6,730,651 $3,014,370 $683,975 $60,000 $6,175
CARC Project $5,000,000 Amenities $3,887,997 Maintenace $1,879,792 Administration $1,513,372 Capital- Repair & Replace $1,471,394 Security $730,994
ANNUAL ASSESSMENT - $1,581 ANNUAL TENANT REGISTRATION FEE - $1,385
Net Difference Including Capital & CARC
Where Does Your Money Go? FY2018 - 19 Assessment $1,581 FY2018-19 Assessment $1,581
Total Net Summary Budgeted Revenue
Budgeted Expenses $ 14,483,486 Variance $ 3,988,315 Factors That Offset Variance & Balance Budget Bank Loan $ (5,000,000) Loan Repayment Year One $ 813,087 CTR Portion of Assessment $ 1,669,992 Capital Spending $ (1,471,394) Balance $ -
Maintenance Amenities Reserves Administration CARC Legal & Compliance
$440 $206 $392 $195 $191 $158
FY18 Approved CTR & Five Yr. Capital Spending Plan FY18 FY18 CTR Repair & Replacement
New Asset and Improvement
Dog Park Construction -- Note 2
CARC Project - Note 3
FY 18 Spending FY18 Note 1 Note 1 -- Based on the Miller-Dodson Reserve Study Fall 2017. 1,441,394 It includes Lakes Management Implementation Plan- (Adopted 2014) Minimum recommended reserve $971,082 (Per Miller-Dodson) 30,000 Note 2 -- Dog Park Construction, Funded via NAIR Reserve 5,000,000 Note 3 -- The CARC project is projected to be funded through bank loan & cash in hand 6,471,394
Dear Members, I am transmitting the Adopted Operating, Contribution to Reserves (CTR), and Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019, which begins May 1, 2018. The Board of Directors unanimously adopted the budget on February 21. This is a balanced budget representing $14,485,199 in total authorized spending, and requires annual lot assessment of $1,581. See Budget in Brief. Operating Budget Highlights. The Association has a major capital project included in the annual assessment. The annual lot assessment necessary to accomplish the ongoing operations and maintenance and capital replacement and the Clubhouse Area Recreation Complex (CARC) Project is $1,581 per lot, as explained below. Together the amounts sum to the annual lot assessment. We show them separately so members can see the CARC project portion. Ongoing O&M and Capital Replacement CARC Project Assessment Per Lot
$1,390 $ 191 $1,581
SeeTransmittal Letter on p. 19
To view the full budget, fee schedule and Replacement Spending Plan, visit: www.LOWA.org/FY18 Fee Schedule Changes: May 1, 2018-April 30, 2019
60% of cost
Full schedule available at LOWA.org/FY18
Assessment Revenue vs. Total Cost to Operate 68
· Annual Assessment $ 1,581 · Tenant Fee $ 1,385 · ECC Filing Fees · Single Filing Fee $ 70 · NCR Fees · Up to $120 SqFt $ 1.50/SqFt · Over 120 SqFt $ 2.50/SqFt · New Construction $ 3.50/SqFt · Demolition Fee $ 725 17% · Marina Gasoline Markup · Daily Golf Fees · Simplified Rates · Revised times for Morning and Afternoon Play · Golf Handicapping Fees · VSGA Rate increase of $2 - Now $34 · Pickleball/Tennis Fees · Discounted 50% after November 1st
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Revenue – Ongoing Operations & Maintenance and Capital Replacement. After counting amenity and administrative revenues, this portion of the budget requires $5,919,277 for cash break even. This translates to $1,390 per lot, which is $34 (2 percent) above the current level. Compare the increase to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which is 2 percent in October 2017. Capital replacement expenses account for $41 of the increase, while operating expenses account for a $7 or .08 percent reduction. Expected Tenant Fee revenue is down almost $35,000 reflecting a continued decline in tenant properties and expected Fitness Center revenue is down $15,000 because of relocation and construction. Fee Schedule changes are summarized below. Revenue – Clubhouse Area Recreation Complex (CARC) Project. LOWA anticipates borrowing a maximum of $5 Million from a bank with a seven year payback. The Board has determined it is in the best interest of the Association to replace rather than continue to repair the 1967 Clubhouse pool, bathhouse/fitness center, and beach bath structures. The project
includes designing, building and outfitting the new complex with a zero entry pool with 6 lanes, a larger fitness center to include existing workout equipment, 25 ADA parking space lot, and one basketball court. We used a project estimate of $5.34 million. After counting earmarked funds totaling $458,422, the funding requirement is $4.88 million, which translates to $191 per lot over seven years. Sources of the $458,422 earmarked funds that reduce the bank loan are: $301,865 from the New Construction & Renovation Reserve, $144,357 proceeds from the sale of two LOWA-owned properties we no longer need, $11,700 in the Repair & Replacement Reserve for the Clubhouse basketball fence, and $500 in donations. The standard payment options for the annual assessment are available for members (payment in full, semi-annual and quarterly) Expenditures. Operating Budget totals $14,485,199, which is $5,090,806 more than the current year. $5 million is attributed to the CARC Project. The remaining $90,806 is primarily attributed to loss of revenues, discussed earlier, and to $78,000 in employee medical insurance increases. The staff worked to keep operations as flat as possible. We included 2 percent employee raises effective in May. There are no new full time positions. Cost Reduction/Energy Conservation. We anticipate cost reductions from members opting to receive electronic ballots and lot-related notices such as the annual assessment notice and quarterly statements. We reduced postage by $2,500. Many operation center budgets benefit from reduced electrical costs from LED lighting in facilities. There is a modest, one-time savings from the pool management contract for the closure of the Clubhouse Pool and from lower utilities costs anticipated with the demolition of the Clubhouse Pool and Fitness Center. The interim location of the Fitness Center will be the Lower Level of the Clubhouse from May 2018 to May 2019 during CARC Project construction. Capital Budget Highlights. Total Contribution to Reserve (CTR) is $1,669,992, which is comprised of: $1,669,992 for Repair and Replacement Reserve (R&R) which fully funds the Board-adopted 2017 Miller Dodson Level 2 Reserve Study. The R&R CTR increases $258,020 over the current year, primarily because of Lakeview Parkway repaving projects over 10 years, and the rising cost of repair and replacement. No new funds for New Asset and Improvement Reserve (NAIR) are included. No new funds for the Contingency Reserve are needed since the Reserve is at or above the $100,000 target funding stated in the Reserve Policy.
Budget in Brief
Approved FY18 Budget Advances Board Goals including LMIP
Total Cost to Operate Including CTR (Not including CARC) Percentage of Cost Covered by Member Assesment (less $191 for CARC)
Difference offset by amenity & administrative fee revenues
LYF’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt by Diane Hileman, Vice President, Lake Youth Foundation
Check-in the day of the event will begin at 12:30 PM; please do not arrive prior to this time. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30 PM, and will be available for pictures before and after the hunt. Don’t forget to bring your camera and a BASKET for each child. You can register your child online for the egg hunt at any of the following sites: Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.com); search Lake Youth Foundation Easter Egg Hunt Lake Youth Foundation’s web site (www.lakeyouth.org) Lake Youth Foundation’s Facebook page The registration deadline is Saturday, March 24. In case of bad weather, the egg hunt will be cancelled. The Easter bunny will still be available for pictures and each child will receive a treat. There is no cost for this event, but donations are accepted to help fund our events as well as our scholarship program. Happy Hunting!
Ski Club Now Accepting Applications
by Sarah Smith, Secretary, LOW Water Ski Club
Matilda Barr enjoys her visit with the Easter Bunny at the Lake Youth Foundation’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Sweetbriar Park. Please join the Lake Youth Foundation on Saturday, March 31 for our annual Easter Egg hunt at Sweetbriar Park. The egg hunts will be divided into the following age groups with the indicated start times: 2 and under: 1 PM 3-5 years: 1:10 PM 6-8 years: 1:20 PM 9-12 years: 1:30 PM Paid Advertisement
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Lake of the Woods Agents
We are gearing up for our next season of waterskiing, ng, and are now accepting applications from those who would like to join our incredible ski family. Becoming a member of the Lake of the Woods Water Ski Club can teach you to water ski, refine your skills, provide access to new equipment, and create lifelong friends! We welcome all ages, and all skill levels. Our team is composed of skiers ranging in age from four to 82. Beginner skier spots are limited to those learning to skii for the first time. Practice is held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings. We put on two fun-filled shows a year, and can also provide access to tournaments for those interested. If you would like to join us in this amazing club, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have a team meeting April 8 at 3 PM in the lower level of the Clubhouse. Practice will begin April 21. Hope to ski you this summer!
Stephanie Coffey Million Dollar Club
Rookie of the Year
Jim Monical Director’s Club
Barbara Reilly Director’s Club
LeAnne Richardson Million Dollar Club
Beth Ross Executive Club
Donna Ryan Director’s Club
Nick Brown Sales Leader
Ellie Keane Processing Manager
Offering Full Real Estate Services for Buyers and Sellers! Property Management too! 4258-A Germanna Highway, Locust Grove, VA
Alcoholics Anonymous: Meeting every Mon., 7 PM at LOW Church (Rm 210). Meeting every Wed. and Fri., 7 PM at 32345 Constitution Hwy. Suite O. Info: LOW Church 972-9060. Alzheimer and Dementia Support Group: Third Wed., 10 AM, Room 210. Info: LOW Church 972-9060. Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Group: Meets third Tues., 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Ctr. Free. Support offered for care partners and those diagnosed. Call to confirm group is
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, 6720793. Red Cross Blood Drive: Fourth Tues., every other month, in the lower level of the Clubhouse, from 1 to 7 PM. You must be generally healthy, 18 years or older, and weigh at least 110 lbs. Appointments are encouraged, but not required; go to www. redcrossblood.org to schedule. The next blood drive is March 27. LOW contact is Christy, 540-412-2470. Saint Seton’s Orphaned Animals is a non-profit, animal welfare charity providing assistance to low income families for spay/ neuter and preventative care for dogs and cats. Call Jeanette, 540809-2625. Website: http://www. saintseton.com. Seeking Counseling? The LOW Church offers affordable counseling for all persons by appointment. Info: Church, 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 972-0726, 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. through Fri. with minimum of 48 hours notice. Free Service (donations accepted), Call 540-8253100 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, 972-1629 or Gail.Sauro@yahoo.com.
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Fundraisers 2018 LOW F&R Phone Directory – Updates and New Information. We are in the process of getting the phonebook ready for distribution on July 4th. Please email your information to dickd9@msn. com or call Carolyn or Dick Durphy at
meeting. Info: Kathi Walker, 8253100, ext. 3416, or kwalker@rrcsb. org. 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, 972-9060. Diabetes support group starting in Culpeper at Wellspring Health Services Call for info: 540-825-4557; 541 Sunset Lane, suite 301. Find us on facebook@ wellspring health services 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, ask for Suzanne. Looking for a Baby Sitter? The Lake Youth Foundation has a list of students who have taken their Super Sitter class with lessons in fire safety, first aid and CPR, practiced handling babies with confidence, and learned fun activities for children. Info: Diane, 972-8634, or email email@example.com. 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. For info. or to join, call 1-855-LOWLINC or visit lowlinc.org. LOW Lions/Lioness Wilderness Food Pantry: Located behind Locust Grove Town Center, Rt. 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 toll free: 888-5089274 to verify the monthly 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: Dave, 972-9657. 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 Velona Building near the LOW trash compactor. Donations accepted of used equipment, in clean and good condition, that can be readily used by others. Contact Dave at 972-2125, or Susan at 9722772. Orange County Free Clinic: Offers primary medical care and
Mar. 13, 20, Story Time Tuesdays at the Wilderness Library: 10:15 AM Toddler Time: 1520 minutes of stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and music for children ages 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver. 11 AM Preschool Storytime: 30 minutes of stories, action rhymes, music, and crafts for children 3 to 5 years old with a caregiver. Info: 854-5310. Mar. 15, Art for Fun 3D Decoupage with Nan Lamb. From 1:30-3 PM in the Community Center. Demo/talk, all invited. Info: Elaine, 540-845-4127. Mar. 16, LOW Anglers Club Meeting in the Community Center at 7 PM. The first tournament is March 24 at 8 AM, Clubhouse Dock. Please see complete schedule on our website at LOWAngler.webs. com. Info: Krob.JD@gmail.com. AARP – Tax Aide Group provides free tax preparation through April 14, in the lower level of the clubhouse. Call for a Friday or Saturday appointment, 540-268-8837. June 9, AARP Chapter 5239 Baseball Game Bus Trip to Nationals Park - Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants. Game starts at 12:05 PM, bus boards from the Clubhouse lower level parking lot by 9:15 AM. Open to the LOW community. $75 per person covers the bus ride and a game ticket. Pre-payment required for reservation. Make your checks payable to “AARP Chapter 5239”. Mail or give your checks to John Trach (104 Constitution Dr.), Nick Duy (606 Cornwallis Ave.), or Dave Kraus (127 Indian Hills Rd.). Questions? John, 972-4883; Nick, 972-0350; Dave krausman369@ gmail.com or 571-334-4913. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 571-259-8951 for more details and a volunteer application (a background check is required). Lost or Found Pets in LOW can be posted on facebook.com/ LOWlostandfoundpets. Hearing Aids/Eyeglasses Recycled: Place used hearing aids and eyeglasses in LOW Lions boxes at Wells Fargo Bank, Wilderness Pharmacy, LOW Hair Studio, and LOW Security.
972-3306. If you would like to include an ad in the yellow pages, please contact Wyatt Gosnell at 972-2708. LOW Directory. The 2017 directory is on sale for $10 at Member Services area in the lower level Holcomb Bldg. Sales benefit F&R. Information: Dick or Carolyn Durphy at email@example.com; or 972-3306. Cause 4 Paws. We are in the 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 are 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, 972-4960 or Darlene 972-8038. LOW Lioness Book Sale. Used books will be sold on the last Saturday of each month from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Ferris Bldg. Proceeds go to the Benevolence Fund. Book donations are accepted at our book sales and on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 to11 AM. No reference or text books please. Closed for December and January. Info: Ann, 972-4338; Sherri, 4129854; or Helene, 412-0798. O.C. Humane Society. Volunteers needed to do dog adoptions at PetSmart on weekends and/or transport cats during the week to PetSmart stores. Donations are tax-deductible, we are a 50l(c)(3) charitable corporation. Donations can be mailed to OCHS, P.O. Box 852, Locust Grove, VA 22508. Info: 540-672-0069. orangecountyhumanesocietyva.org. 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 Cindy at 972-1187. The Lions are a 501(c)(3) charity, donations are tax deductible. The Lion’s Yard Sale at the same location is open every Saturday from 9 AM to noon.
Viewpoints Lake Currents March 9, 2018
(FSNBOOB)XZ4VJUF% -PDVTU(SPWF 7" ZZZHGZDUGMRQHVFRP
Professional Tree Surgeon
Bradieâ€™s Custom Construction Inc. Class A licensed and insured
Tree Care with a Personal Touch
All phases of construction: â€¢ â€¢ â€¢ â€¢ â€¢
Decks Additions Basements Remodels Kitchens
â€¢ â€¢ â€¢ â€¢ â€¢
Topping y Trimming y Tree Removal Home Improvements y Light Masonry Filling Cavities y Stump Grinding Lot Clearing y Landscaping Bucket Truck Services
Bathrooms Sunrooms Insurance Restoration New Homes Etc.
Free estimates and references available upon request.
We Specialize in Dangerous Removals
Call: 703-966-9495 Fax: 540-785-4758
Owner, President firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 191 Locust Grove, VA 22508
24 Hour Emergency Service
&ROOHJHÂµRU UHWLUHPHQW" )LQGÂµRXWÂµKRZ WRÂµDIIRUG ERWK
Over 30 Years of Experience Find us on Angieâ€™s List Like us on Facebook
On President’s Day weekend, several club members made their way to Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia for a 3-day weekend of both dancing and dance instruction. This event was hosted by the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, B&B’s square dance club. The caller was Bill Harrison, of Cheltenham, Maryland. Square dancing is a world-wide phenomenon and is often described as “friendship set to music.” Lake of the Woods is fortunate to have two very active square dance clubs. The LOW Square Dance Club dances two or three times a month. Beginning level classes will be starting up again in the fall. See the Calendar of Events section of this newsletter for information about each club. For information about lessons, contact Linda Futato at email@example.com.
Transmittal Letter from p. 15 Capital Spending totals $6,471,394 for all projects, including $5 million for the CARC Project. The Capital Spending Plan funds all R&R projects in the Boardadopted 2017 Level 2 Reserve Study. Five notable R&R Reserve projects: Lakeview Parkway Resurface (Phase 1) near Shoosmith Road ($229,108), Maintenance HQ Building Renovation (roof, siding, interior, windows, doors) ($130,775), Clubhouse HVAC (4 Heat Pumps) ($97,950), Main Marina Slope Stabilization System ($85,000), and Clubhouse Teen Point Bulkhead Replacement ($75,600). The Lakes Management Improvement Plan Projects for the Flat Run Forebay and the 14th Pond are already in the Capital Spending Plan and remain a high priority. The only NAIR project is the Dog Park Project ($30,000) paid from existing NAIR funds. To review the complete budget, including operation center narratives and summaries, please visit the Holcomb Building Reading Room or go to the Member Central tab of LOWA.org., which requires a member login to view.
Randy James to Speak to AARP by Violet Liberti, Member, LOW AARP
General Manager CMCA® AMS® PCAM®
Square Dance Club Members on the Move! by Geraldine Hodson, Member and Refreshment Queen
by Heather Kuzma, Publicity Chair, LGA
Square dancers at the Cacapon State Park include (L-R) Steve and Linda Futato and Geraldine and James Hodson.
Photos provided Square dance cruisers include (L-R) Margaret and JT Darby, Lee Ann Hamilton, Geraldine and James Hodson, Tom Hamilton, Roy Stein and Garnet Brannan.
The members of the Lake of the Woods Square Dance Club are taking advantage of opportunities to square dance in fun and unique places. In December, several of our members went on a square-dancing cruise to the Caribbean. Organized by Florida caller Jack Lewis, the cruise served over 80 dancers from all over the nation. With four days at sea aboard Celebrity Cruise lines, the dancers had plenty of time to dance as well as see the beautiful beaches and other sights of the Caribbean islands.
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
The weather has been showing signs of warming up, and that brings thoughts of spring and the start of the LGA golfing season. It will be great to see the last of this long, cold winter. Some of our ladies may already be out on the course trying to get their game ready for some competition. The Spring Luncheon is scheduled for March 21. Our Opening Day Scramble is set for April 3. Those dates are just around the corner. After that, the LGA will be playing every Tuesday, through October. Sign-up sheets for the luncheon and opening day will be posted in the ladies’ lounge at the Woods Center. If you are a golfer who is new to LOW, or if you are just starting to play the game, the LGA is the perfect group to join. The members are very welcoming and happy to have newcomers. We have options to meet everyone’s comfort zone. On Tuesdays, we have a group of 18-holers and a group of 9-holers. The tournament chairs set a different game each week. Some weeks we play fun, team games and other weeks, we have low gross/low net tournaments where each lady competes individually within her flight. We also have special tournaments like the member/guest in June. For the new-to-golf ladies, we have a Farm Team where beginning golfers are taught the basics. If you have any questions about membership in the LGA, contact LGA President Kathy Smith at 972-3093 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are a member, dues are being collected now. Pick up a membership form in the ladies’ lounge at the Woods Center. Fill out the form and hand it in with your dues check for $25, made out to LOW LGA. Place it in the box in the ladies’ lounge.
On March 19, our guest speaker will be Randy James, CEO and founder of the Paul Stefan Foundation, a non-profit organization which he founded 12 years ago to help our community by providing homes for homeless women who are in need for themselves and their new babies. James will explain how the foundation began, what it does, and why what they offer is important to the women and children it serves. Their mission is “Saving babies, one mom at a time.” Our program will begin at 10 AM in the Great Hall of the Clubhouse, but from 9:30 until 10 AM, you s a m e will find coffee and treats, and a silent auction of gently R a n dy J used “treasures.” All are welcome to join us.
SARWC March Luncheon
by Connie Buttimer, 1st Vice President, SARWC
Corey was born in Minnesota to a working class art te w family. This instilled in Corey an early work ethic. He received C o re y S his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Corey now works as an international trade attorney with his own practice. He and his wife of 22 years, Maria, reside in Woodbridge with their two sons, Isaac and Luke. Nicole Pappas is president of the Fredericksburg Blue Star Mothers, a non-profit patriotic organization supporting active duty service members and veterans, and the families of our fallen heroes. They proudly fly the Blue Star Flag, and actively support local veterans’ organizations and veterans in need. They are best known for their 76year tradition of sending care packages to deployed service members. Last year the Fredericksburg Chapter sent over 1200 packages containing food, coffee and tea, toiletries, letters, books, and other er comfort items.
Troops thank Blue Star Mothers. Anyone attending the meeting may bring items for these care packages, such as meal replacement bars, beef jerky, travel-sized toiletries and letters. The menu is salad, ham, honey-glazed carrots, Au Gratin potatoes, rolls & butter, beverages and lime sherbet. Reservations are required. Call Toni Ruther at 972-0295 by Friday, March 23, and send in your check for $21 to pay for your lunch to: SARWC, P.O. Box 803, Locust Grove, VA 22508.
Walk, or Jog, at LOW
by Diane Clauson, Member, Walkers/Joggers Club Joggers Club at Lake of the Woods If you’re looking to kick up a little bit of dirt, meet people in Lake of the Woods, and enjoy the scenery, then come join us for a nice brisk jog; you won’t regret it. Not only will you get the benefits of a healthier you, but you’ll get a lot of good conversation and sightseeing along the way. Jogging is a great exercise for any age. It’s never too late to start. A lot of seniors are kicking up some dirt. Get moving and don’t get left behind. We meet every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Please call for a location and time, Diane, 540-388-2930. Walkers Club at Lake of the Woods To all of you walkers out there in Lake of the Woods, come join us on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday for a nice walk at different locations in our community. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors, breath in some fresh air, and take in the beauty of our lake. Walking is a great fitness activity. I always say you have to walk anyway, so why not walk with us? Locations and times are listed in the Lake Currents under Calendar of Events, or call Diane, 540-3882930.
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
The Susan Allen Republican Women’s Club luncheon will be held Wednesday, March 28 in the Clubhouse. Sign-in and social time will begin at 11:30 AM, with lunch at noon. Corey Stewart and Nicole Pappas will be our speakers. Corey Stewart is currently the At-Large Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. He is seeking the nomination at the June 12 Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate seat from Virginia
Lee Frame to Address RSA Water and Sewer Issues
by Greg Stoner, LOW Pickleball
by Pat Licata, Civic Club President
New Pickleball Players (L-R) Sparky Watson, Ben Van Der Vliet, John Sellers and Jean McLallen.
Integrity Automotive Inc 4084 Germanna Hwy
7:30-5:30 Saturday 7:30-3:00
Mulch & Compost
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Locust Grove, VA 22508
“Family owned and operated since 2001”
It’s an exciting time in the world of Pickleball, as the popularity of the sport continues to grow, more and more kids are setting foot on the courts for the first time, bringing a fresh new dynamic to the sport. There have been some major developments in pickleball recently. In 2016, the USA Pickleball Association (the governing body of pickleball) launched the USAPA Juniors program, confirming the surge in participation among younger players. This new organization is helping boost the presence of pickleball around the country and there is more public awareness about the sport: more schools are including pickleball as part of physical education classes and local junior leagues and clubs are popping up around the country. Because Cub Scouts have to fulfill a sport requirement by learning a new sport, pickleball is being introduced into their program and has been a rousing success. The increased participation has also been great for parents. As more kids are getting interested in the game, they are joining their moms and dads on the court, making pickleball a fun family activity and a great way for the entire family to keep active and stay in shape. Due to the tremendous growth of pickleball among young athletes, one major paddle manufacturer, Paddletek, has released the first junior pickleball paddle specifically made for kids, the Paddletek Ranger. This paddle is made specifically for children ages 12 and under. The arrival of the Ranger paddle confirms the popularity of pickleball and proves that the sport is not “just for retirees,” but is a vibrant and growing sport for all age groups. Sometime after the six new, state-of-the-art pickleball courts are in operation this spring at Hollyfield Park, off Yorktown Boulevard, we will have free lessons either on one weekday evening and/or one weekend day. Now, free lessons, with all equipment provided, are given on Thursdays at 11 AM to 12:30 PM in the Marion Pronk Hall at the Community Center. For further information, please call Greg Stoner at 540-388-2540.
Please plan to join the Lake of the Woods Civic Club on Wednesday, March 14, in the Clubhouse Great Hall at 7 PM. Orange County District 5 Supervisor Lee Frame is also one of the directors of the Rapidan Service Authority. Frame will address the Civic Club, providing information on how the water and sewer systems are built and operated, how Rapidan Service Authority is organized, and on how our water and sewer bills are determined. For people who have questions on their recent usage or charges, this is an opportunity to understand how the RSA process L e e F ra me works and to ask questions. The Rapidan Service Authority provides water and sewer services to areas of Orange, Madison, and Greene Counties. It is a not-forprofit corporation chartered by the three counties under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are nine economically separate systems owned and managed by RSA, five of which are located in Orange County. The largest water and sewer system services about 4,300 customers in the eastern end of Orange County. Water drawn from the Rapidan River is treated and distributed to communities and businesses along Route 3. Sewer service is also provided in this area and the sewer treatment plant returns fully-treated water to the Rapidan River. “Be Concerned, Be Informed, Be Involved” is the motto of the LOW Civic Club. The club’s meetings, which are open to all community members, host monthly speakers and provide an open forum where homeowners can learn about issues that affect their lives, interests, and investment in the LOW community. Before or after the Civic Club meeting, consider having dinner at the Clubhouse. You are welcome to bring your drink and/or dessert from the restaurant to the meeting.
637 Kings Highway Fredericksburg,VA 22405 (Rt 3 Ferry Farm area)
(540) 899-9004 Integrity Automotive Inc. is a Full Service Automotive Repair Shop Specializing in Diagnostics. We Provide our Customers the Best in Automotive Maintenance and Repairs. All Services Come with a Full, 24 Month, Nation Wide Warranty. 21
February 21 Minutes from p. 9 4. Member Comments on the Business Agenda Three members spoke in favor of using composite material when replacing the Clubhouse decking. One member spoke in favor of extending the member petition and one member spoke in opposition to the petition and extension. Another member offered suggestions for cost and energy-saving alternatives to the current CARC project plans. 5. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 5.1 Consideration of Publishing in Lake Currents Proposed Amendments to Regulation VII: Use of Campgrounds. (D-18-28) Motion by Zukowski, passed unanimously, that the Board publish in Lake Currents the proposed amendments to Regulation VII: Use of Campgrounds. 5.2 Consideration of Awarding a Contract for Clubhouse Deck Replacement Project. (D-18-29) Motion by Clawson, passed unanimously, that the Board award a contract to R. E. Horner Construction, LLC in the amount of $118,000 for Clubhouse deck replacement, funds to come from the Repair and Replacement Reserve. 5.3 Consideration of Approving an American Institute of Architects Contract with RRMM Lukmire and Authorizing the President to Sign. (Removed from the Agenda prior to the meeting.) 5.4 Discussion of Advice Received from the Finance and Planning Committees Regarding Member Payment Options for the Clubhouse Area Recreation Complex Project Portion of the Annual Assessment. Directors Hoh and Wilks thanked the Planning Committee for their response regarding the February 3, 2018 request from the Board to indicate a preference for one of two options the Board is considering as a payment schedule for the additional CARC project assessment. The Finance Committeeâ€™s response was disappointing in that it did not address the question the Board asked and could not be used to assist the Board with budget decisions. 5.5 Consideration of Rescinding the Board Vote to End January 16, 2018 Petition Period. (D-18-30) Motion by Zukowski that the Board rescind the vote not to extend the petition period which results in allowing for the submission of more signatures in connection with the request for a Special meeting submitted to the Board Secretary on January 16, 2018. Vote: Yea: Zukowski, Sheridan, Clawson, Wilks and Cumming. Nay: Hoh. Motion passed 5 to 1. 5.6 Update on the Member Petition Secretary Zukowski and Elections Committee Chair Lisa McKinney provided an update on the status of the Member Petition first submitted to the Board Secretary on January 16, 2018 requesting a Special Meeting to discuss amending the Declaration of Restrictions and Bylaws. Initial examination of the petition signatures reported at the February
3, 2018 Board meeting showed that 765 signatures were valid, and 216 signatures were invalid, which did not meet the 800 signatures required for a successful petition. Additional petitions with 46 signatures were received via certified mail by the Board Secretary, and all signatures were reviewed again on January 19 and 22, and February 21, 2018. Conclusion: The petition as presented to the Board of Directors on January 16, 2018 did not meet the requirements for calling a Special Meeting according to Article IV, Section 2 of the Association Bylaws. The total number of valid signatures as of February 21, 2018 is 805, which does meet the requirements for calling a Special Meeting according to Article IV, Section 2 of the LOWA Bylaws. With guidance from the General Manager, a Referendum period was proposed to run from March 5 through April 24, 2018 to address the issue raised by the petition, and a Special Meeting of the Membership was scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center. 6. NEW BUSINESS 6.1 Consideration of Adopting the FY2018-19 Budget. (Resolution 20184) (D-18-31) Motion by Hoh, passed unanimously, that the Board approve Resolution 2018-4, a General Resolution, authorizing budgeted funds for Fiscal Year 2018-19 beginning May 1, 2018, with an annual assessment per lot of $1,581, as summarized in the resolution authorizing funds for the Fiscal Year beginning May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. 6.2 Consideration of Authorizing the President to Sign a Contract for Pool Management Services for Sweetbriar Pool for Summer 2018. (D-18-32) Motion by Sheridan, passed unanimously, that the Board approve a contract with Winkler Pool Management, Inc. of Springfield, Virginia for the Sweetbriar Pool Summer 2018 pool season, and authorize the President to sign a contract in the amount of $69,300 with funds to come from the annual 304 Pools Operating Budget beginning May 1, 2018. 7. Member General Comments A couple of members spoke in favor of hiring a CARC project manager; a member of the Finance Committee said the Committee was not opposed to the CARC project, but felt LOWA was not financially ready for it this year; a member requested that LOWA insure assessment fees levied for CARC are not redirected to any other projects; and one member expressed disappointment in the petition results. 8. Director Comments: None. 9. Scheduled Meetings â€˘ Regular Board of Directors Meeting: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10 AM in the Community Center. â€˘ Regular Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 2 PM in the Community Center. 10. Adjournment: Motion by Sheridan, passed unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 3:40 p.m. Jennifer Zukowski, LOWA Secretary
Rapidan Medical Center Ć‡6DPHGD\DSSRLQWPHQWVĆ‡ Ć‡:DONLQVZHOFRPHĆ‡ Ć‡0RVWLQVXUDQFHVDFFHSWHGĆ‡ 5DFKHO)DUUDU13 0DUJR%UDJJ3$ 'U.HQQHWK-RKQVRQ
'U.HQQHWK-RKQVRQ0' 0DUJR%UDJJ3$& 5DFKHO)DUUDU)13& 6WHSKHQ:RRI3$&
$UH\RXORRNLQJIRUDGRFWRUÂśVRIÂżFHWKDW FDQWDNHFDUHRI\RXUZKROHIDPLO\ÂśVQHHGV" 'LG\RXNQRZWKDW5DSLGDQ0HGLFDO&HQWHULV MXVWVWHSVDZD\"2XUSURYLGHUVRIIHU3ULPDU\ Care, Acute Care, and Urgent Care. 2XUVWDIILVFDULQJFRPSDVVLRQDWHDQGUHDG\ WRPHHW\RXWRGD\ &DOOPDNHDQDSSRLQWPHQWDQGOHWXVVKRZ\RX
Talk / Text:
703-380-7525 â€œI LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU & FOR YOU!â€?
&XUUHQW of Properties FOR SALE in LOW Personal Service, Exceptional Results!
Happy Lake of the Woods Resident! Paid Advertisements
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Open M-F 8-6, Weekends 9-5
DQQHVHOOVKRPHV#JPDLOFRP ZZZORQJDQGIRVWHUFRP$QQH)HOGHU 9LHQQD2DNWRQ2IĂ€FH )UHGHULFNVEXUJ2IĂ€FH 309 Maple Ave. West, 1910 William St., Vienna, VA 22180 Fredericksburg, VA 22180
Democratic Club Hosts Candidates by Kerry Sipe, Member, LOW Democratic Club
by Karen Kovarik, Subscription Chairman
On Thursday March 15, at 7:30 PM, Stage Alive mixes classical opera with redneck humor and the result - to quote the Chicago Herald - is “Bravo!” The tenors were finalists on America’s Got Talent in addition to being Broadway and opera stars in their own right. This new breed in “tenor genre,” featuring classically-trained veteran artists, is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall – down home laughs with big city music! Larry the Cable Guy meets Il Divo. The tenors’ material was written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord and arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler. You may preview the concert at www.stagealive.org. Note: the performance will be in Culpeper County High School’s auditorium. The school has ample free parking and is handicap accessible. Tickets will be available at the door. For additional information, call me at 972-7866
Joyce Henson Associate Broker Residential REALTOR
AT CHANCELLOR’S VILLAGE
“PUT MY EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU!” Call me direct: 540-846-3103 Email: email@example.com
I have years of experience bringing Buyers and Sellers together with an enthusiastic commitment to excellence.
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
rd Dan Wa
Three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to represent Virginia’s 7th Congressional District will visit Lake of the Woods March 18 at a candidates’ forum sponsored by the LOW Democratic Club. The public event at the Community Center will begin at 1:30 PM. with a meetand-greet session. The program will begin at 2 PM. The candidates vying to represent the party in the Nov. 6 general election are Helen Alli of Richmond, Abigail Spanberger of Glen Allen and Dan Ward of Orange County. The Democratic nominee will be chosen in a primary election on June 12. li Alli is a veteran of H ele n A the U.S. Army. She began serving her community as a volunteer at a battered women’s shelter, and became the league coordinator for the U.S. Tennis Association. She is a successful businesswoman in the health care industry and was appointed to the board of the Richmond Economic Development Authority. Spanberger began her career of public service as a federal law enforcement officer, working narcotics and money laundering cases with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. She joined the Central Ab ig a Intelligence Agency as an operations officer, traveling il S p a n b e rg er and living abroad collecting intelligence, managing assets and overseeing high-profile programs in service to the nation. Ward was raised in Central Virginia and attended Virginia public schools before accepting a Naval ROTC scholarship to Vanderbilt University. After graduation, he spent 25 years in the Marine Corps, flying attack jets in combat missions over Iraq, Bosnia and Kosovo. Ward later served as a senior military adviser in the State Department, where he ran cooperative defense programs in Syria and Ukraine before retiring in late 2014. As a civilian, Ward is an airline pilot. More information is available on the club’s Website at lowdemocrats.org.
Stage Alive! Welcomes Three Redneck Tenors
CALL 540-736-8714 TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR!
by Hank Altman, LOW Lions Club
The annual LOW Lioness Lions Indoor or Spring Craft Show and Flea Market will be held Saturday, March 24, from 8:30 AM until 2 PM at the Locust Grove Middle School at 6368 Flat Run Road. This year we have more vendors than ever. In fact, we are sold out, but will keep a wait list, in case a vendor bows out at the last moment. There will be arts and crafts, jewelry, flea market items, attic treasures, food concessions and our magnificent bake sale. e. Mark your calendars! Rain or Shine! Lake of the Woods has so many talented nted craft people and artists, you donâ€™t want to miss this. You can also help the over 20 charities we support by your donations of attic treasures for us to sell. Contact Helene Burns at 540-412-0798 to get more information about donated items we accept and those that we might sell online. Should you have questions or want to consider joining a club that believes in service while having fun, please contact Donalda Lovelace at 540-412-2857.
Havenâ€™t found the time to take part when blood donations are needed, as they so frequently are? Youâ€™ll have a chance to be a donor March 27 at a convenient location, the lower level of the Clubhouse. In one of the many public services the LOW Lions Club has provided since it was established 35 years ago, it has teamed up with the Red Cross in Richmond to periodically collect blood for the Red Cross. Medical expertise, as well as snacks and beverages, are provided by the Red Cross. The Lions provide general assistance, including registration; hospitality; and setting up and taking down signage, chairs, and tables. Donations begin at 1 PM and end around 7 PM. A donor can get in and out in as little as an hour, depending on type of donation and number of donors. Walk-ins are welcome, but donors who have registered in advance get priority. To register, go to redcrossblood.org, enter 22508 in â€œFind a Blood Drive,â€? and make an appointment. The website gives information on who is acceptable as a donor (minimum age: generally17; no maximum age, but good health is required) and types of donation (whole blood donors give about a pint that is later separated into red cells, plasma, and platelets; Power Red donors, in a process that takes an extra half hour, provide two pints of red cells). If you miss the March 27 event, you can count on another, on the fourth Tuesday, two months later. Many LOW residents, including Lions, donate year after year. Christy Rappoport (540-412-2470), who recently succeeded Lalli Omar as Blood Drive Committee chair, notes that this Lions activity has yielded enough blood to help, and often save, many hundreds of patients over the years.
Get Your Tickets For Play On
Health & Rehabilitation and Senior Living Services
by Sandra Frame, LOW Players Monday, March 12, begins ticket sales for The Playersâ€™ spring play, Play On. The focus of this comedy is on an amateur theater company trying to put on a murder mystery. You will laugh as you watch the chaotic rehearsals and their attempt at a performance. The author constantly inserts new dialogue into the script, right up to the day before the show is to go on, while the sound effects go out of control. Previously I mentioned that the original cast included 3 men and seven women although some of the characters could be played by either. Now you will have to come and see who plays our author as well as all of the other parts. The entire cast has been rehearsing since mid- February with only six weeks to go before the doors open. Play dates are April 20, 21, and 28 at 7:30 PM and two matinees, April 22 and 29, starting at 2 PM. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students. To purchase tickets on the website, just go to lowplayers.org. If that does not suit your needs, you can call the new LOW Players information phone number 949-522-5085. This new number provides information on our latest play and it will also forward to the ticket seller on duty, or you can still call Sandie Frame, at 972-6385. Leave a message for a return call. We would love to have theater lovers join The Players. Our next meeting is March 14 at the Community Center in Classroom 1 starting at 7 PM. We welcome new members and visitors who just want to know more about theater. You can find out some of the inner workings of putting on a play at our community theater and maybe you will find a task where you might like to assist.
<HDU Member of FAAR, VAR, /2: NAR 5HVLGHQW 2á‚‡HULQJ)UHH3URIHVVLRQDO+RPH6WDJLQJWR,QFUHDVH<RXU6HOOLQJ3ULFH
â€œI selected Dogwood Village when I could no longer care for myself. The staff have been very caring and compassionate since I arrived and have provided a wonderful home for me.â€?
%ULQJLQJ/2:%X\HUV 6HOOHUV7RJHWKHU6LQFH )UHH+6$+RPH:DUUDQW\IRU 6HOOHU %X\HU ZLWKD5H.H\3ODQIRU\RXUEX\HU
â€” Peggy Crane
LOT Nice level lot gently sloping. Minutes from back gate
)UHH3URIHVVLRQDO:ULWWHQ6WDJLQJ /DNHYLHZ3NZ\ &RQVXOWDWLRQWRPD[LPL]H\RXUVDOHVSULFH
7KLV0RQWKÂśV)HDWXUHG+RPHV 7KLV0 0RQWK 0 RQ V)HDWXUHG+ G+ +RPHV SOLD
120 Dogwood Lane â€˘ Orange, Virginia 22960 540-672-2611 â€˘ Fax 540-672-3187 â€˘ dogwoodvillageocva.org
A Convenient Way to Donate Blood
â€œTradition of Excellenceâ€?
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Lioness Craft Show and Flea Market by Donalda M. Lovelace, President, LOW Lioness Club
Simply gorgeous 4br rambler Main Lake Water Front 4br contemporary 4br/2.5ba/ just move-in & enjoy! garage/living/family/sun rooms 25 25
Room for all! Beautiful 4br/2.5ba spacious rambler,full basement 25
YDVVDDWWKHODNH#JPDLOFRP FUHGZRRGFRPYDVVDROVRQ P.O. Box 750, 4456 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, VA 22508 972-1234
Orange County Supervisor’s Letter
Women’s Guild: Upcoming Programs
by Lee Frame, District 5 Supervisor
by Julie Phend, Member, LOW Church Come join us for Women’s Guild! Women’s Guild meets regularly on the first and third Thursday of each month, from 10 AM to noon, in Friendship Hall of Lake of the Woods Church. Each meeting consists of a short devotion, prayer, and a featured speaker, plus a light meal. We also participate in monthly service projects for those in need. In March, bring used daily devotionals to the meetings. We’ll exchange with each other and donate the extras to Beauty for Ashes, MOPS and others. In April, we will visit Spring Arbor Assisted Living Center to have tea with the residents. All women are welcome, so grab a friend and join us for worship, fellowship, and fun. Here’s what’s coming up: March 15: Mary Coleman from City of Promise will speak on The Cup of Suffering. City of Promise is a non-profit serving low-income families in Charlottesville. Mary’s experiences with grief, depression, and the day-to-day trials of raising a family have produced lessons of love, resilience, and God’s faithfulness. Mary will share how we all grow stronger in trial and can find hope in every situation. April 5: Pramila Veeramachaneni will speak about her spiritual journey from Hindu to Christian faith. April 19: Emmy Robertson and Nancy Bowles will present a program on Art and Faith. For upcoming events or information, please visit our website at lowchurch. org, or call 972-9060.
Knowledge Club Offers Monthly Seminars
by Alayna Stiffler, Knowledge Club
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
What is the LOW Knowledge Club? Wondering minds are asking, and we have an answer for you. The Knowledge Club was searching for a way to help protect people with knowledge, and wanted an innovative way to share it rather than sending messages via social media, newsletters or snail mail. Ideally, the best way to address it was to invite people in one area to gain wisdom and knowledge in a sales-free environment. The idea was born during a brainstorming meeting of how we could help people hear about the resources that are available to save money, protect themselves, and be informed about the many free seminars and workshops that are available, without having to listen to a sales pitch or invest money to learn more. There is a plethora of information that speakers want to share, and their information is free, but they need an audience. If you can believe it, not everyone is seeking to spend your money. There are many people who just want to share and educate because there is a wealth of free information everywhere to help people. Here are just a few of the topics the Knowledge Club will be sharing this year. • Technology, changes as you age • Estate Planning for your future with your family, estate, and legacy • Finances and Budgeting • Insurance & Mortgages • Nutrition and Money The Knowledge Club is committed to helping you gain knowledge about the topics that will help you to plan for today and for your future. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at the Community Center between 10 and 11 AM and have a few Thursday evening meetings planned for you too. Light refreshments are always provided. If you would like to be included on the monthly invitation, please contact Alayna at 540-370-0000 or email LOWKnowledgeClub@gmail.com. Our next meeting will be held Thursday, March 15, at 6:30 PM, in the Community Center; the topic is how to budget your money. On Tuesday, March 20, at 10 AM in the Community Center, the topic will be retirement planning to make your money last.
The Supervisors were briefed on the Second Quarter Financial Status Report at our last meeting. The report confirmed substantial economic growth in the county in terms of tax revenue. Property tax revenues increased 3.42 percent over the same period last year. Charges for services also showed a significant increase mainly due to increased ambulance fees. Another substantial boost in revenue came from the increased interest yields (0.5 percent to 1.336 percent) in the Local Government Investment Pool, which is where the county parks its funds until needed for expenditures. There was also a significant increase in state aid for the Children’s Services Act; however this only offsets part of the significant increases in county CSA costs. On the expenditure side, overall General Fund expenditures were down substantially from the previous year, but much of that was due to timing of transfers to the school and capital funds. There were several significant increased expenditures including the sheriff’s office and the CSA. The sheriff’s office overtime expenses doubled from last year, mainly due to departmental vacancies. The CSA increases were due to a doubling of foster care expenses and almost doubled special education private placement costs so a county budget adjustment of about a half-million dollars will probably be needed before the end of the fiscal year. On a bright note, the health insurance claims are well below budgeted levels which is helpful since Orange County is self-insured. I have received several phone calls and there have been facebook posts expressing concern about RSA water and sewer bills. To enable RSA customers to better understand how the water systems are designed and operated and how the financial and billing systems work, I will be presenting information on these topics to the Civics Club meeting next month. The meeting will be held at the LOW Clubhouse on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 PM. Anyone can attend the Civic Club meetings. If you are interested in how water and sewer services are delivered or have concerns about your usage or bills, I encourage you to attend. Orange County recently received draft updated floodplain maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Part of the county had been evaluated previously and these areas saw adjustments that increased and in some cases decreased the areas considered in the 100-year floodplain. The Lake of the Woods area had not been designated in the past so all floodplain areas in LOW are new. Homes in the FEMA designated 100 year floodplains are eligible for the National Flood Insurance Program and federally regulated or insured lenders are mandated to require flood insurance for those mortgaged homes in areas with high risk of flooding. The new floodplain maps show a number of LOW homes in the 100-year floodplain. The FEMA website that shows the map can be reached at http://arcg.is/4WqKH. If you have questions about county government or want to let me know your feelings on specific issues, you can contact me at leeframe@ orangecountyva.gov.
Termites Ants Spiders Bees Roaches Fleas Silverfish CarpenterBees Bedbugs Crickets Earwigs CarpenterAnts Rodents Birds Clovermites AndMore Familyownedandoperated,Certified,LicensedandInsured www.slugabugpestcontrol.com
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Home for Sale BEAUTIFUL HOME For Sale by Owner: 10 Years new; 3 BR+ Bonus Room. 2 1/2 Bath. Private, Quiet Lot and yard, Custom Built, freshly Painted, New BR Carpeting. Separate Dining Room with Hardwood. Living Room and Family Room. Screened Porch and back Deck; Lots of extras. Large shed in yard. Must See!! This will go quick! $279,900. 540-7605337, Call for a Showing.
Lots for Sale
105 HAPPY CREEK, Lot 82 Sec 3. Walk to Swimming Beach, 80’ wide, $18,000. Call Joyce Henson, Century 21 Redwood Realty, 540-846-3103. 804 YORKTOWN BLVD Lot 22 Sec 9, end of cul-de-sac, ready for building, $18,000. Call Joyce Henson, Century 21 Redwood Realty, 540-846-3103.
BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT Property for Vacation Rental. Expansive dock area. Sleeps 12. Email Su at firstname.lastname@example.org. LAKEFRONT RENTAL – 421 Wilderness Drive. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath rambler, full finished basement. 1.5 car detached garage, on lake, near front gate. Paved driveway. Full dock. No pets. $1,800/ month plus yearly LOW dues. For information, contact: 540-846-7739. LAKEFRONT RENTAL for vacations, graduations, reunions at your back door. Sleeps 18. Three night minimum. Call Tom 540-268-0908.
Services 1 CALL TAKES Care of It All Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. 24 HOUR EMERGENCY Service and Storm Damage Repairs. We work with your insurance! Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. 30+ YEARS RESIDENT. Animal Care and House Cleaning. Call Linda 540-220-2138. A&T ENTERPRISES - Household repairs and upgrades. Install Toilets, Water Heaters. No job too small. LOW resident 6 years. References available. Terry 412-760-4593. A/C & HEATING Installation/Repair - Ask Luke Zello, Often Imitated Never Duplicated, 540-406-3589. 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. ALL-IN-ONE LANDSCAPE Maintenance - Complete Lawn and Landscape Services. Call Dave 540842-3786. ALWAYS FREE Gutter Cleaning with our Leaf Removal Service. Call Scott at Landscaping Done Wright, 540-755-9627. ASK LUKE ZELLO - Inside and Out Home Maintenance Services. Lifetime LOW Resident! Class A Licensed/ Insured! I will beat anyone’s written price and donate to a home in India that rescues the smallest victims of sex trafficking. See all our classifieds. AskLukeZello.com, Often Imitated Never Duplicated. 540-406-3589. ASPHALT PAVING, Sealing, Repair - Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. 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, 540-406-3589. BULKHEADS and DOCKS, Boat slips, Ground level decks, Walkways, Steps and Beaches. Since 1993 we have provided quality, affordable services to our neighbors at LOW. Licensed and Insured, including Workman Compensation for all employees. You won’t hire us and then have us hire someone else. LOWA has contracted our services for the past 15plus years. Our bulkhead replacement can be measured in miles, not feet. We build many beautiful docks each year. We do not use large equipment in our work. See some of our work at both LOW Marinas, the small lake boat ramp, and the new LOW Kayak Dock. We recently installed over 1000 ft., of new bulkhead work at Meadow Farms Golf Course. Let us show you why we stay so busy. Free estimates, second opinions, and proof of Insurance are gladly provided. Call D&B Services, Inc., 540-972-7361. BULKHEADS, DOCKS, and Decks. Our price, materials, and quality is unmatched. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. C&C DESIGNS - Custom Home Enhancements. Remodeling/additions, kitchens/bathrooms, custom concrete showers/countertops, and custom kitchen islands. New concrete and decorative concrete restoration and resurfacing. Decks, retaining walls, and tranquility gardens. Landscaping and leaf removal. Indoor/outdoor ponds, fountains, waterfalls. Interior and exterior painting and deck staining. Custom Pet Homes and Play areas. Call Curtis 540-903-8219. If You Can Imagine It, I can Make it a Reality. 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 - Move-in, Move-out or regular cleanings. Call Barbara 540-423-9304. CLEANING - PROFESSIONAL Service. Excellent References. Call Lourdes, 703-795-5184 or KandHCleaningServices@gmail.com. COMPLETE LAWN Care - Mowing, Weed-Eating, Mulching, Tree Removal, Fertilization, Hedge Trimming. Fully insured, free estimates, references upon request. 540-308-8072, Stanley Lawn Care, Travis Stanley. COMPUTER REPAIR (Tech Sense) - Inclusive technology support: virus removal, data recovery, smartphone and tablet, networking, backups and more. 540-656-7571. www.TechSense.tk. Email: Support@TechSense.tk. CONCRETE MASONRY Driveways, Patios, Walkways, Hardscaping - Ask Luke Zello, 540406-3589. 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 540207-0979. DONAHUE HOME Improvements - Additions, sunrooms, screen porches, bath remodels, decks. Over 30 years experience. We do it all and do it well! Resident since 1967. 540220-2764. DRAINAGE ISSUES? Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. DRIVEWAY PAVING, Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. DRYWALL - NEW Drywall or Repair Work. Call Mark 540-845-1816. ELECTRICAL ISSUES, Call Mark 540-845-1816. ELECTRICAL ISSUES? Ask Luke Zello, Often Imitated Never Duplicated, 540-406-3589. EXCAVATIONS - for WATER Lines, Sewage Lines, Basements, Foundations. Large or small; 12” W, 25” W, or larger. Call Carlos for free estimate, 540-656-6005. FACIA/SOFFIT Rot, Call Mark 540-845-1816. FALL HOME Preparations, Leaf removal and Gutter clean-out. Paul the Service Guy, LLC, 540845-6389. Handyman Repairs and Services. Yard work, Leaf removal, Brush and Tree removal, Power washing, Electrical repair, Plumbing repair, Gutter Cleaning, garbage disposal repair, junk removal and many other abilities. Insured. Evening and weekend appointments available, call for a free estimate. FENCES – PET STOP Underground Fences. The best fence you’ll never see! Free estimates. Www.virginiadogfences. com. 866-564-9434. FLOORING - HARDWOOD/Tile/ Laminates. Call Mark 540-845-1816. FOUNDATION REPAIR - Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. GUTTER CLEANING/Guard Installation - Ask Luke Zello, Often Imitated Never Duplicated, 540-4063589. HANDYMAN PLUS - 30 year LOW resident and Licensed Contractor. 2-stage pressure washing, Quality painting and staining, Decks and repairs, Screen porches and sunrooms, storage sheds, siding repairs, Doors and locks, gutter guards and cleaning, lighting and plumbing fixtures, dishwashers and water heaters, drywall repairs, and more! Call Erich, 972-2664. HOME REPAIRS, Call Mark 540845-1816. INSULATION - GARAGE/ Basements/Attic/Crawl Space. Call Mark 540-845-1816. JUNK HAULING - Ask Luke Zello, Often Imitated Never Duplicated, 540-406-3589. KENNY SKEENS Home Repairs. 35 years experience. LOW Homeowner. 540-972-4326. LAKESCAPES OF VIRGINIA, LLC - Lawns & Gardens. Design, installation, maintenance. Residential, commercial. Call Carlos
TREE REMOVAL, Any size, anywhere. Fully insured. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. WATER MAIN Leak Repair/ Replacement, Ask Luke Zello, 540406-3589. WINDOW & DOOR Replacements by Bob Yak & Sons, 898-7773.
For Sale FULL SET Aquity Golf Clubs. Walking Cart. Shoes, size 10. $100. 259-0678. TWO BEAUTIFULLY ornate cream Twin Beds (barely used), 2 quality twin mattresses, one matching night stand and one matching chest. 540-412-1812.
Wanted HELP! OUR Boat Is Homeless!! LOW Owners/Residents Seeking Dock Rental For Our 24’ Pontoon Boat. We Will Respect Your Property & Privacy. Please Call Jason at 571-268-1002.
Misc. MARCH for LIVES - I am putting together a bus to go to Washington DC on March 24, 2018 to support the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The purpose of the march is to get congress to make sensible changes to the regulation of guns. If you would like to join us or for more information, call 540-972-3066. NURSE AIDE COURSE. $895 includes tuition, books, PPD, background check. Next Start Date: April 7, 2018. Info: 703-402-2509. Deadline for submissions to the March 234 issue of Lake Currents is Monday, March 12. Deadline for submissions to the April 6 issue of Lake Currents is Monday, March 26.
LOWA Employment Maintenance. Buildings Full-Time Maintenance Technician. Seeking applicants to perform general maintenance and repair of LOW building systems to include water, sewer, electrical, carpentry, heating, cooling and ventilation. Must be able to work in all weather, move/lift up to 80 lbs. At least 2 years facilities maintenance trade preferred or trade or technical school diploma or certification. Clubhouse. Part-Time Grill Cook. Flexible hours working with a great team. Must be able to prepare, portion and cook food products with competency in other areas of food preparation. Looking for team players. Previous experience desired. Clubhouse. Part-Time Servers/Banquet Servers. Flexible hours working with a great team. Must be personable with good communication skills and basic knowledge of dining room and service procedures. Ability to safely lift and easily maneuver trays of food weighing up to 25 pounds essential. Clubhouse. Part-Time Host/Hostess. The successful candidate will welcome and manage timely seating of guests and possess excellent customer service and communication skills along with a hospitable disposition and a positive and enthusiastic attitude. Some computer skills required. Work schedule includes the hours of 4 PM to 10 PM Wednesday through Sunday along with some holidays. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Clubhouse. Part-Time Bussers/Dishwashers. Must be age 16 and older and able to lift bags, cases and containers up to 30 pounds. Must be able to work flexible hours, weekends and holidays. Fareways. Part-Time Line Cook position available to flexible hours. Part time positions now open for Line Cooks at the Golf Course Sports Bar and Dining facility. Required to accurately and efficiently cook hot food products as well as prepare and portion food prior to cooking. A minimum of one year experience is preferred along with good communication skills, ability to work flexible hours and a team spirit. Fareways. Part-Time Servers are needed to assist with operations at this facility. If you are personable and can work flexible hours in a pleasant environment—please apply! We need applicants with good communication skills and basic knowledge of dining room and service procedures. Excellent Customer Service Skills required. Some experience preferred. All Pay Market Competitive. Submit applications and resumes to HR@ LOWA.org 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.
PETSITTING, DOG Walking. Call Chris, 540-412-1510. PLUMBING PROBLEMS? Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. POWER WASHING- Go from green to clean. Do you have mold on your siding, rotten wood, that’s a HOA violation. Call 540-642-2349 for estimates. Licensed/Insured. PRESSURE WASHING. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. REAL ESTATE: 21DreamTeam is here to move you across the street or across the country. We are the local team with universal vision. Call for a free pre-listing assessment of your house or to schedule a home-buying tour. C21 Redwood Realty, 540-907-2727; www.21DreamTeam.com; (EHO). REMODEL - YOU have an idea? We’ll make it a reality. Kitchens, Bathrooms, and Basements. Call Mark 540-845-1816. REPAIRS & ROOFING. Install new, skylights. Clean stains. Seamless gutters. 540-972-9444. ROOF CLEANING. Shingles need to be cleaned? Mold and mildew streaks? Give us a call! Noble Exteriors Inc., 540-972-2570. 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. ROOFING, SIDING, and Gutters. New Insulation, cleaning, and repairs. Over 30 years experience. Family owned and LOW owner. Call today, Noble Exteriors Inc., 540-972-2570. SERVICE UNLIMITED. Affordable plumbing, home repairs and service. Licensed and insured. Yearly Plumbing Program. LOW homeowner. 540-287-3984. 24 hours for emergency. SNAPPER JACK Yard Care, LLC, - Complete yard care, mulch, powerwashing, grass trimming and pruning. LOW homeowner. 540-9075800 or email@example.com. Fully insured and Free estimates. SNOW REMOVAL - Driveway, sidewalks, and salting. Call for all your snow removal needs. Noble Exteriors Inc., 540-972-2570. SNOW REMOVAL, Call Mark 540-845-1816. TOWNSEND HOME HEALTH and Hospice Care. Where Professionalism with Compassion come first. Excellent references with 25 years experience in LOW. We provide services for you or your loved one in the comfort and safety of your home. A staff of medical professionals to provide care a few hours a day, a week, or 24 hours in the following areas: Alzheimers, dementia, personal, health, medication management, hospice, palliative, respite, pre-op, post-op & recovery, doctor visits, errands, meal preparation, light housekeeping. Tina Townsend h-540-972-3064, c-540842-7026, Nan2Noah1@aol.com.
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Ortiz, 540-656-6005 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. LANDSCAPING HARDSCAPING, Retaining Walls, Patios, Walkways. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. LANDSCAPING MULCH, double-shredded hardwood. Delivered on dump truck, 17 cu. yds. or 10 cu. yd. size loads. 540825-1472. LAWN MOWING - Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. LEAF REMOVAL - Call Scott at Landscaping Done Wright, 540-7559627. LEAF REMOVAL, 101HP Diesel ODB Municipal 16” Leaf Vacuum. Ask Luke Zello, Often Imitated Never Duplicated, 540-406-3589. LEAF REMOVAL/Yard Clean-up. Call Mark 540-845-1816. LOT CLEAN-UP. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. M.A.N.’s DRYWALL, 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. 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 - INTERIOR/Exterior and Home Improvements. Over 30 years in business. 703-966-2744 (Culpeper). PAINTING- PIONEER Painting: 30 years in business, licensed and insured, A+ rating on Angie’s List. Call 540-2208439 for free estimate. PAINTING/STAINING, Interior/ Exterior. Drywall Repairs. Ask Luke Zello, Often Imitated Never Duplicated, 540-4063589. PATIOS, WALKWAYS, Retaining Walls - Ask Luke Zello, 540-4063589.
Lake Currents March 9, 2018
Lake Currents is a bi-weekly newsletter published by the Lake of the Woods Association, Inc. in Locust Grove, Virginia.