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Reminder of upcoming meeting with Dave Brockman Page 1


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DINING IN OLD TRAIL Community dining news

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Opportunity to volunteer with a local non-profit organization Page 3


Events happening in and around the community Page 3

Wednesday, December 5th at 6:00pm Restoration Hall (5494 Golf Drive)

This meeting is for homeowners within the Old Trail community who are interested in learning more about current plans and updates from the Developer, Dave Brockman.

SOCIAL SUCCESSES We aim to build more opportunities for our community members to come together in social settings throughout the year, to really help build a sense of community and tradition. We are excited to have already hosted several successful events this fall. If you missed it, here are some photos and recaps from each event: End of Summer Block Party, September 21 A fun afternoon to celebrate the last weekend of summer, we brought out several food trucks & vendors, as well as live music and activities for all. Click here for a fun video from this event.


Annual Meeting & Board Nominations Page 4


A quick guide to navigating roundabouts in the Village Page 4


S’mores Social in the East Village, October 19 We enjoyed a casual opportunity for neighbors to toast and roast together at our Firepit Park.

SOCIAL SUCCESSES CONTINUED... Halloween in the Village, October 28 We saw all the goblins and ghouls out for our festival which included pumpkin carving, pony rides, food trucks, costume contest and trunk or treating.

A special note from Roy Wheeler Realty Company, our costume contest sponsor: With beautiful fall weather and a big turnout, autumn events on October 28th at the Village Center were a huge success! Roy Wheeler Realty Company thanks all the families and kids who participated in this year’s Costume Contest! A creative crowd, as always, and highlights included the Jail-house Family and the “Dalek” of Dr. Who fame! Roy Wheeler, the area’s oldest and largest local real estate firm, loves being an Old Trail neighbor and longtime resident of the Village Center. If you have a real estate question or need, stop by or give us a call at 434-205-4355.

DINING IN OLD TRAIL In addition to our new dedicated lunch and dinner menus, we are excited to roll out our NEW Sunday Brunch Buffet. Join us from 10am-2pm for all of your brunch favorites, including make your own omelet and waffle stations! Reservations and large parties are welcome. Website At Mi Rancho, experience real Mexican flavor, brought to you from Jalisco, Mexico, that will make you a regular from day one. Website

Grit Coffee has four area locations, including our shop in Old Trail Village. NEW, now serving weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays! Website Offering a unique and varied food & drink menu, as well as lots of fun activities for all, including kid’s nights, game nights, sports on big screen TVs, holiday parties, tap takeovers, and live music. Everybody is welcome to enjoy marvelous nights and memories at the Tavern! Website

Meetings & Events at Restoration Hall Do you have a hobby group or civic club looking for a space to hold meetings in 2019? Does your office or professional organization hold monthly or quarterly meetings? Planning a big celebration or family reunion? We welcome meetings and events of all types and sizes at Restoration Hall and would love to discuss how we could help you to host your events in 2019. Click Here to learn more Let’s start a conversation today!



We believe that every child is entitled to a happy and enriched childhood. Our mission is to support local families through volunteerism, community cooperation, morale building, and educational tools. We seek to provide that support through the Toy Lift, and Kids and Cops Holiday Shop. The purposes and objectives of the Foundation are to: • Provide toys and books to area children ages newborn through 8th grade • Seek charitable contributions of money, toys, books, and other needed items • Seek volunteer assistance from the community • Not interfere with any governmental or community agencies already assisting area children The Charities service area includes the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, and Nelson. Those interested in volunteering this holiday season can sign up at www.toylift.org/wordpress/volunteer/.


UPCOMING EVENTS NOV30 Live Music at Wayland’s Crossing Tavern Don Hancock, 6-9pm 1-2 Live Music at Wayland’s Crossing Tavern Musician Eli Cook, 7-9:30pm (1st); Irish Musician Jam Session/Sunday Brunch, 11:30am-2pm (2nd) 6 The Lodge at Old Trail Annual Holiday Bazaar Stop by from 1-5pm and enjoy meeting local children’s books authors, jewelry, crafts, woodworking and lots more. Open to the public. All are welcome. 7 Live Music at Wayland’s Crossing Tavern Musician Gary Randal, 6-9pm 8 Gingerbread Workshop at Restoration A fun gingerbread house decorating workshop opportunity to create a beautiful holiday decoration for your home. Bring a group of friends, or your family, order some lunch, and get creative! 12pm RSVP by December 5th: CLICK HERE 9 Myofascial Release Workshop at ACAC Tired of having pain in your neck and stiff shoulders? This two hour workshop will focus on releasing tension in the neck, upper body and jaw. 2-4pm, $75. RSVP to vanessac@acac.com 9 Christmas in the Village: Tree Lighting Gather in the Village Center as we help to build the Christmas spirit with activities, games, and festive food. We will be joined by special guest as we officially light our Christmas tree! 4-6pm

14-16 Live Music at Wayland’s Crossing Tavern Steve Michael Smith, 6-9pm (14th); Matthew O’Donnell, 7-10pm (15th); Irish Musician Jam Session/Sunday Brunch, 11:30am-2:00pm (16th) 16 Breakfast with Santa at Restoration Spend the morning with family while enjoying a hearty breakfast buffet with a special guest visit from the jolly ‘ol fella himself! Bring your camera to capture the moment as your little ones share their Christmas wishes! 9-11am RSVP by December 12th: CLICK HERE 16 Light Up Old Trail Luminary Display A night to share in the warmth of the season and the beauty of our neighborhood by lighting luminaries and showcasing your holiday decorations. Candle ordering deadline: 12/3 (Click Here for online order form). Candle Pickup is on 12/8 from 7:30am-9:00am. Light your candles on 12/16 at dusk (approximately 5pm). 21-23 Live Music at Wayland’s Crossing Tavern Gary Randal, 6-9pm (21st); Dusty Hedgehog, 6-9pm (22nd); Sunday Brunch with Gary Randal, 11:30am2:00pm (23rd) 28-29 Live Music at Wayland’s Crossing Tavern Don Hancock, 6-9pm (28th); Matthew O’Donnell, 7-10pm (29th) 31 Live Music at Wayland’s Crossing Tavern Eli Cook, 7:30-10:30pm

HELLO FROM THE HOA With the Annual Old Trail Community Association Meeting coming up in December, it is time again to think about nominations for the OTCA Board of Directors. We are looking for great people to represent their facet of Old Trail and to help us make this a strong community! Each of our 6 distinct neighborhoods (Upper Ballard, Lower Ballard, East Village, West Village, Village Center, and Creekside) all have their own personalities, and it would be great to have representation from each of these areas on the board in the coming year. Below is a brief description of what is involved with being on the OTCA Board. FUNCTIONS OF ASSOCIATION “WHAT THE ASSOCIATION MUST DO” • Administrative Services to carry out the functions of the Association. • Enforce the Governing Documents • Set dues, notify members of amount & collect the dues • Maintain common areas & Roads: Roads are defined as other than those publicly dedicated to County • Hold Annual Meetings, Special Meetings and Elections for the Board • Prepare – at least annually – statements of accounts & budgets. Make financial books available to members. • Have Insurance. • Keep Complete Records • Provide cleanup & maintenance of: Common Areas, Roads, Trails, Docks (on Common Property), Parks, Publicly Dedicated Areas, Entrances, Signs • Power & Authority to Mortgage Property • Maintain all Landscape, Sidewalk & Maintenance Easements (added by amendment) Those interested in nominating, or being nominated, should reach out to Allen Billyk at oldtrailmanager@gmail.com, to receive and submit their nomination forms. Forms are due by December 5th. ~OTCA Communications Committee & Allen Billyk


Thursday, December 13th at 7:00pm Restoration Hall (5494 Golf Drive)

Open to all members of the association with the purpose of reviewing 2018 association activities, approving 2017 annual meeting minutes, reviewing proposed 2019 budget, and the election of board of directors for 2019.

Roundabout Reminder In an effort to foster safe and enjoyable experiences throughout the community, we ask our fellow neighbors to kindly be reminded of how to properly navigate a roundabout as they drive through the Village Center. 1 Slow down as you approach the roundabout 2 Yield to any pedestrians who are in, or about to enter, the crosswalk as you approach the roundabout 3 Look to your left before entering the roundabout and yield to any oncoming traffic. Traffic already in the roundabout has the right-ofway. Do not enter unless a safe gap is present. 4 Engage your turn signal as you approach your desired exit 5 Yield only to pedestrians in the crosswalk or emergency vehicles when exiting a roundabout. Drivers inside the roundabout have the right-of-way. Unless a pedestrian is crossing or an emergency vehicle is entering or exiting the roundabout, proceed through the exit without stopping or slowing down. Pedestrians should be reminded to yield to traffic in the roundabout.


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December 2018 Newsletter  

December 2018 Newsletter