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THE HOPYARD VOICE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dan Sweeney, President dsweeney@hazelland.com 540-891-1091 Melanie Smith, Secretary msmith@hazelland.com Chris Smith, Director cwshopyard@gmail.com WEBSITE www.TownSq.io MANAGEMENT Elizabeth Panzano, Community Manager 5888 Coakley Dr., King George, VA 22485 540-775-8350 hopyardfarm@verizon.net COMMUNITY MGMT. CORP. 4840 Westfields Blvd, Suite 300 Chantilly, VA 20153 703-631-7200 or 800-262-3090 BACKYARD WILDLIFE COMMITTEE Dee Garner, Chair deaniebg@aol.com COVENANTS COMMITTEE Marietto Jeffries, Chair Mariettoj@hotmail.com FINANCE COMMITTEE Chris Werle, Chair cwerle1@verizon.net POOL & REC COMMITTEE Ainsilie Hibbard, Chair hopyardfarmpr@gmail.com

The Hopyard Voice is published by Sassafras Creations, LLC and mailed free of charge to the residents of Hopyard Farm in King George, VA. Articles editorials, letters and advertisements do not reflect the opinions of the editor, publisher, residents or Board of Directors of the Hopyard Farm Property Owners Association. The publisher reserves the right to edit and reject any and all editorial and advertising submitted for publication in the Hopyard Voice. Every effort has been made to prevent typographical errors, however, Sassafras Creations, LLC cannot be held responsible for typographical or grammatical errors as all printed editorials are submitted to Sassafras Creations, LLC and not written by Sassafras Creations, LLC or any employee of Sassafras Creations, LLC.

All rights reserved. Reproduction of material, both editorial and advertising, is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. IMPORTANT COMMUNITY PHONE NUMBERS: Animal Control .....................................540-775-2120 Building Permits & Inspections ......540-775-7111 L.E. Smoot Memorial Library ...........540-775-2147 King George Sheriff's Office ............540-775-2049 Solid Waste & Recycling (Landfill)..540-775-3267 KG Parks & Recreation .......................540-775-4FUN Service Authority .................................540-775-2746 Dominion Virginia Power..................866-366-4357 Fire, Rescue Emergency Services ...540-775-8900 Copyright 2019 Sassafras Creations, LLC

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Important Reminders from the Office Submitted by Elizabeth Panzano, Community Manager | Email: hopyardfarm@verizon.net

MANAGER'S MESSAGE Happy Fall Ya’ll! Wintertime is a few months ahead so prepare yourself for the cold, snowy months that are coming. When cold weather hits, nothing can be more devastating than busted water pipes. It’s time to start preventative winter maintenance. Here are a few tips: ➢ Disconnect and drain garden hoses. ➢ Cover outside faucets with insulating foam covers. Turn off the sprinkler system. ➢ Cover exposed pipes (both indoors and out) with insulating foam covers. ➢ Turn your ceiling fans on low in reverse (clockwise when looking up) to circulate warm air. Inspect fireplaces, and chimneys before using, and have them cleaned if needed. ➢ Bring in potted plants from outdoors. ➢ Cover any outside plants with insulating materials, remember to remove it once the temperature pops above freezing. ➢ Remove debris from gutters — water can back up, causing leaks and ice dams or damage to your roof and siding. ➢ Check the furnace or heating system to make sure it is in good condition. Check the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms to make sure they are working properly. As a reminder, please do not leave your trash cans in your driveway or on the side of your home unless in an approved enclosure. Please make sure trash is secured so it does not end up in your neighbor’s yard or our common Areas. Pets must be on a leash at all times and you MUST clean up after your pet. 6

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Have you registered for Town Square? Your account is already set-up and you need to go to www.townsq.io. There is a link to log in and create an account using your account number and zip code. Your account number is located on your coupon, account statement or you may contact me at hopyardfarm@verizon.net. You can make your online E-Check and Credit Card payment in Town Square. There is a service fee charged by the bank for this convenience. Please note payments posted using the online payment are not immediate since it takes 2-3 days for the payment to arrive at the Association’s bank. An alternative to this is to sign up for Direct Debit. This service is provided by CMC at no cost to you. A Direct Debit form can be obtained by emailing me at hopyardfarm@verizon.net or on Town Square. With Direct Debit any assessment increases will be automatic. With online payments you must manually update any increases. Town Square allows you to control your account and how much or how little you wish others to see. You can send a message to me, view community announcements, participate in community polls and view community documents. Remember Facebook is NOT an official communication tool of the Association. If you are an investor-owner, or otherwise do not occupy the home, please furnish me with your correct mailing address for future correspondence, and a copy of a lease as required by the governing documents. As an owner of your home, it is your responsibility to ensure that your tenant is aware of the rules and regulations of the Association and complies with them. Any notice of violation will be sent directly to you. Tenants can also register for Town Square, however they do have limited access to information such as your Account and Association documents. n


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Submitted by Dan Sweeney, President | dsweeney@hazelland.com

Happy Holidays! I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with family, food, and football! And for those who followed the day with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I hope your shopping was fun and successful. At this writing, the weather is beginning to cool down, and our warmer days are behind us, I believe. A gentle reminder for those of you living in Sections 1 and 3, VDOT is responsible for your snow removal this winter. A list of the roads is shown elsewhere in the Hopyard Voice magazine. For those in Section 2, we are still waiting for final VDOT approval to admit your roads into the secondary system, so the Developer will continue to plow your roads until further notice. I would like to welcome Elizabeth Panzano, your new Community Manager. We are happy to have you, and look forward to working with you. I would also like to thank Keisha Hill for all of her hard work while we were waiting for a new Manager. Please stop by Hopyard Hall and welcome Elizabeth. I’m sure she’ll be glad to meet her new homeowners in the community. To our new Hopyard homeowners, I’d like to say, “Welcome to the Farm - we’re glad you’re here!” We have a very active Homeowners Association with five committees: Backyard Wildlife Committee, Communications Committee, Covenants Committee, Pool and Recreation Committee, and Finance Committee. Please consider joining one – it’s a great way to meet your neighbors and there’s always room for new members. If you are interested, please contact Elizabeth in the community office to pick up an application.

Also, a big “Thank-you” to all of our Committee Members for all of your hard work in 2019! We are grateful for your contributions to the HOA, and your efforts make Hopyard Farm a great place to live and play! A couple of friendly reminders: please DO NOT SPEED when driving through Hopyard Farm! We continue to receive complaints about drivers who ignore the speed limits and discussed this at length during our October HOA meeting. Please also remember to pick-up after your pets when walking through the neighborhood. It only takes a few extra moments and your Board and your neighbors appreciate your thoughtfulness! Our first Quarterly Board Meeting in 2020 is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16th. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend! The meetings are held in the clubhouse, and we look forward to seeing you there. Happy Holidays to all of you! See you next year!

Dan Sweeney

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MEET THE GORDON FAMILY By Jon Burroughs

and an operations research analyst. In his free time, Jason enjoys soccer, tennis, basketball, college wresting, and most of all, time with his family. At just 21 months old, Zoey is the youngest member of the Gordon Family. Zoey loves to help mom garden and adores animals. As her mom and dad told me, she’s into everything. Zoey enjoys spending her time outside and playing with her big brother Chase.

MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS The year is 2013 and the Gordon Family is searching for a larger home in a friendly neighborhood. A place where the kids can make new friends, the sidewalks are adorned with neighbors walking, and the streetlights illuminate to signal the children it’s time to come home. In May 2013, The Gordons found their new home on Hawser Drive and joined the ranks of the Hopyardigans. For the 2019 Holiday Issue of the Hopyard Voice, I spoke with the Gordon family in the Hopyard gazebo and learned all about Jason and Carlene Gordon and their two beautiful children, Chase and Zoey. Jason and Carlene were high school sweethearts at Smithtown High School in Long Island, New York. Following high school, they moved to Virginia as students at George Mason University. Carlene enjoyed a softball scholarship at GMU while Jason chose a Virginia college to explore a new town and spend time with nearby family. Carlene, a family nurse practitioner at the Mary Washington Medical Group in Dahlgren, is also the cochair of the Hopyard Pool and Rec Committee. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Carlene was a registered nurse. Carlene has a passion for volunteerism. She spends much of her free time committed to fundraising drives for Toys for Tots, the animal shelter and local food pantries. Carlene also precepts other nursing students, molding the future of the industry through her mentorship. Jason works in acquisitions for the U.S. Department of Defense in Dahlgren. He has worked in the field since 2002. Jason previously held a position as an economist 8

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Chase, a 6 year old 1st grader at Sealston Elementary is a sports enthusiast. He plays baseball and basketball in the King George Youth League and loves gym class. Chase enjoys spending time with his friends, playing with his Beyblades, Pokémon, and Legos. Chase also likes riding his bike in the neighborhood and using the computer. My interview with the Gordon Family went by in a flash. Togetherness is at the heart of their family. Whether traveling to Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, or home to New York to see their Family, the Gordons cherish their time together. Seeing Zoey and Chase interact was remarkable; they truly have a special bond. Should you happen onto Hawser Drive, bring your Beyblades, basketballs or four-legged friends, and stop by to meet the Gordon family. You’ll make instant friends. n


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King George Parks and Recreation

Holiday Fun and New Beginnings by Chris Clarke, Director of Parks and Recreation

Looking for Fun? Look No Further than King George Parks & Recreation! King George Parks & Recreation offers programs and special events for everyone. The holiday season is upon us and that brings a great special event to the Citizens Center. Friday, December 13th Santa joins us for the Pancake Supper from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The “Shamrock the Elf Shelf Holiday Store” will be open so children can do their holiday shopping during the supper in addition to spending time with Santa. The cost for the supper is $5 per child. Preregistration is highly encouraged. Our fitness classes have expanded this year. Our new Therapeutic Movement classes lead by Paula Van Alstine will continue in the new year. Yoga continues Wednesday nights with Debbie Shelkey-Lawson and our popular line dancing classes are on Mondays and Thursdays. Look for more details in early January when the new issue of our Recreation Exploration guide is released.

A new session of gymnastics classes begin the week of January 13th at the Old King George Elementary School Gymnasium (Quonset Hut). From 18 month olds through adults there is something for every skill level. For gymnastics registration is limited though so register early. You can find details in our Recreation Exploration Guide. King George County is also celebrating its’Tricentennial this year. 2020 is filled with events including an Easter Sunrise Service, a Celebration of King George’s Commitment to Education, the unveiling of a new historic marker at Ralph Bunche High School, and a HUGE Independence Day Celebration in conjunction with Naval Support FacilityDahlgren. Specific information including dates, times, and locations for these and many other events are available at visitkinggeorge.com or facebook.com/KingGeorge300 For more information on any of our programs please contact us at 540-775-4386 or visit our website https:// www.kinggeorgecountyva.gov/384/Parks-Recreation. Our new program guide will be out in early January. n

HOLIDAY TRASH SeRvIce CHRISTMAS: Friday’s 12/27/19 residential collection will be completed Saturday, 12/28/19 NEW YEAR’S:

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Friday’s 1/3/20 residential collection will be completed Saturday, 1/4/20 INCLEMENT WEATHER: Check County-Waste.com to see if trash pickup will occur in the case of inclement weather


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-Canned Meat (tuna & chicken) -Canned Beans (kidney, black, & pinto) -Peanut Butter (low sugar & natural) -Jelly (low sugar) -Pasta Sauce with Meat (no glass please) -Salsa (mild) -Whole Grain Cereals & Oatmeal -Canned Vegetables (low sodium) -Canned Fruit (natural juices) -Shelf stable milk -Rice (low sodium flavored Source: fredfood.org/most-needed-items


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Halloween Yard Decorating Contest! Stanley ~ 6420 Brewery Ct. MasonStanley ~ 11768 Bakers Ln. ChengStanley ~ 5265 Weems Dr. TraywickStanley ~ 11230 Ithaca Ct. Sanders & Hansel ~ 5221 Weems Dr. Moguel ~ 11233 Ithaca Ct. McClelland ~ 11212 Ithaca Ct. Blakemore ~ 5471 Weems Dr. Davidson ~ 5311 Longbow Rd.

HOA AppLIcATIOnS The Pool and Rec Committee sponsored a Halloween Yard Decorating Contest this year! Our neighbors at 5771 Coakley Drive took first place with their spooky “front porch-sitters, “creepy “Halloween pooch” in his house on the curb, and graveyard front yard!

11230 Ithaca was runner up with their frightening garage silhouette. Honorable mentions went to: 5320 Weems Drive • 6226 Hawser Drive 6109 McCarthy Drive • 5329 Longbow Road 5065 Spinnaker Lane Congratulations friends and thanks for making Hopyard Farm an even more fun place to trick-or-treat this past Halloween season!

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6404 Brewery Ct ~ Shed 11367 Brewery Ct ~ Lattice Enclosures 11230 Ithaca Ct ~ Fence 6425 Brewery Ct ~ Fence 6425 Brewery Ct ~ Deck 5317 Longbow Rd ~ Fence 6438 Brewery Ct ~ Deck 11378 Emerald Dr. ~ Generator 11796 Fuller Ln ~ Flower bed/ trees 5210 Weems Dr. ~ Pergola 5199 Longbow Rd. ~ Basement door/patio 6186 McCarthy Dr. ~ Porch rails 5904 Nellie Ln. ~ Generator 11757 Champe Way ~ Fence 11757 Champe Way ~ Deck 6396 Brewery Ct ~ Shed 6391 Brewery Ct ~ Shed 6182 McCarthy Dr. ~ Fence landscaping 6396 Brewery Ct. ~ Patio 5216 Spinnaker Ln. ~ Fence 5941 Parson Ln. ~ Fence 11757 Champe Way ~ Trampoline and Playset


Safety Tips for Pets during the Holiday Season Aspca.org

Be Careful with Seasonal Plants & Decorations Oh, Christmas Tree: Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn’t tip and fall, causing possible injury to your pet. This will also prevent the tree water – which may contain fertilizers that can cause stomach upset – from spilling. Stagnant tree water is a breeding ground for bacterial, and your pet could end up with nausea or diarrhea should she imbibe. Avoid Mistletoe & Holly: Holly, when ingested, can cause pets to suffer nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal upset and cardiovascular problems. And many varieties of lilies can cause kidney failure in cats if ingested. Opt for just as jolly artificial plants made from silk, plastic, or choose a pet-safe bouquet. Tinsel-less Town: Kitties love this sparkly, light catching “toy” that’s easy to bat around and carry in their mouths. But a nibble can lead to a swallow, which can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting, dehydration and possible surgery. It’s best to brighten your boughs with something other than tinsel. That Holiday Glow: Don’t leave lighted candles unattended. Pets may burn themselves or cause a fire if they knock candles over. Be sure to use appropriate candle holders, placed on a stable surface. And if you leave the room, put the candle out! -Wired up: Keep wires batteries, batteries, and glass or plastic ornaments out of paw’s reach. A wire can deliver a potentially lethal electrical shock and a punctured battery can cause burns to the mouth and esophagus, while shards of breakable ornaments can damage your pet’s mouth and digestive tract.

Avoid Holiday Food Dangers Skip the Sweets: By now you know not to feed your pets chocolate and anything sweetened with xylitol, but do you know the lengths to which an enterprising pet will go to chomp on something yummy? Make sure to keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates of food, and be sure to secure the lids on garbage cans.

Leave the Leftovers: Fatty, spicy, and no-no human foods, as well as bones, should not be fed to your furry friends. Pets can join the festivities in other fun ways that won’t lead to costly medical bills. Careful with Cocktails: If your celebration includes adult holiday beverages, be sure to place your unattended alcoholic drinks where pets cannot get to them. If ingested, your pet could become weak, ill, and may even go into a coma, possibly resulting in death from respiratory failure. Selecting Special Treats: Looking to stuff your pets’ stockings? Stick with chew toys that are basically indestructible, Kongs that can be stuffed with healthy foods or chew treats that are designed to be safely digestible. Long, stringy things are a feline’s dream, but the riskiest toys for cats involve ribbon, yarn, and loose little parts that can get stuck in the intestines, often necessitating surgery. Surprise kitty with a new ball that’s too big to swallow, a stuffed catnip toy or the interactive cat dancer.

Plan a Pet-Safe Holiday Gathering House Rules: If your animal-loving guests would like to give your pets a little extra attention and exercise while you’re busy tending to the party, ask them to feel free to start a nice play or petting session. Put the Meds Away: Make sure all of your medications are locked behind secure doors, and be sure to tell your guests to keep their meds zipped up and packed away too. A Room of Their Own: Give your pet his own quiet space to retreat to – complete with fresh water and a place to snuggle. Shy pups and cats might want to hide under a piece of furniture, in their carrying case or in a separate room away from the hubbub. New Year’s Noise: As you count down to the new year, please keep in mind that strings of thrown confetti can get lodged in a cat’s intestines if ingested. Noisy poppers can terrify pets and cause possible damage to sensitive ears. Remember that many pets are also scared of fireworks so be sure to secure them in a safe, escape-proof area as midnight approaches. n HOPYARD VOICE • December 2019 / January 2020

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Christmas Crossword Contest Across 4. WHAT COLOR IS SANTA’S OUTFIT PRIMARILY? 8. ONCE YOU PASS THE BORDERS OF THIS PLACE, YOU CAN NEVER RETURN. 9. HAVE A HOLLY _______ CHRISTMAS. 13. WHAT KIND OF FIRE DO YOU ROAST NUTS ON? 15. HOW MANY TEETH DOES SOMEONE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS? 17. GOOD KING. 18. WHO IS VERY JOLLY? 19. A HARD-SHELLED FRUIT OR A KIND OF A CRACKER THAT BREAKS IT. 23. WE NEED CAROLS AT THE SPINET AND WHAT IN OUR WINDOWS? 24. WHO HAS A BRIGHT NOSE? 26. THIS IS THE KIND OF STICK THAT FROSTY HAS IN HIS HAND. 27. ONE OF THE CONTINENTS THAT SANTA CLAUS VISITS (INITIALS). 28. FROSTY THE SNOWMAN HAS A CORNCOB WHAT? 29. THE GRINCH’S SOUL IS SO ROTTEN, THAT MEDICALLY ONE MIGHT ASSUME THAT IT’S INFECTED WITH BACTERIA AND IN WHAT CONDITION? 31. WHAT PART OF ST. NICHOLAS’S BODY DO YOU TELL TO LEAN TOWARDS YOU? 33. WHAT WE ALL WISH FOR ON EARTH TO BEGIN WITH EACH OF US. 35. A LITTLE STAR WAS FROM THIS TOWN. 36. THIS KIND OF STRENGTH IS USED TO GO DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW IN A SLEIGH.

Simply complete the Christmas Crossword Puzzle with ALL of the correct answers, take a picture of it, and email your entry to: Info@HopyardVoice.com , Subject: Christmas Crossword Contest -ORphotocopy and mail your entry to: Sassafras Creations ,LLC, Attn: Hopyard Voice Christmas Crossword Contest, P.O. Box 578, King George, VA 22485. Include your name, address, and phone number.

37. _____ ON THE ROOFTOP. 38. THE ______ OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS. 41. THIS IS HOLY AND SILENT. 42. WHAT KIND OF TIDINGS ARE BROUGHT TO YOU AND YOUR KIN? 45. SANTA DELIVERS PRESENTS SO FAST, HE PROBABLY TRAVELS AT THIS SPEED, COMPARED TO THE SPEED OF SOUND (INITIALS). 47. BECAUSE HE SPILLED SOME INK ON THE RUG, HE’S GETTING WHAT FOR CHRISTMAS? 48. WHEN DO WE NEED CHRISTMAS? Down 1.THESE KINDS OF NUTS ARE MOSTLY ROASTED AT CHRISTMAS. 2.THIS PERSON WAS CAUGHT KISSING SANTA CLAUS. 3. WHAT KIND OF GENTLEMEN ARE RESTING? 5. THIS IS THE LANE THAT EVERYONE’S WAITING FOR YOU-KNOW-WHO TO COME DOWN. 6. CHRISTMAS IS THE _______ _________ TIME OF THE YEAR. 7. THIS GROUP OMES FROM THE ORIENT BEARING GIFTS. 10. WHAT DID MY TRUE LOVE GIVE ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS? 11. SANTA’S BAG IS FILLED WITH TOYS FOR GIRLS AND ______. 12. WHAT DID THE ANGELS SAY THIS WAS THE FIRST OF? 14. THIS RELATIVE GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER. 16. THIS WORDS STARTS EVERY LINE IN THE LYRICS TO “THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.” 20. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE TO DO ON THE MOUNTAIN.

Two lucky winners will be selected by random drawing and each will receive a $20.00 gift certificate for THE HONEY BAKED HAM CO. AND CAFE. Have fun and good luck! 21. THIS IS WHAT ALVIN WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS. 22. HOW MANY SHIPS WERE SEEN SAILING? 25. SANTA KNOWS IF YOU’VE BEEN NAUGHTY OR ____. 30. “GOD BLESS YOU AND SEND YOU A HAPPY _____ YEAR.” 32. ___________ NAVIDAD. 34. THE GRINCH HAS TERMITES IN THIS PART OF HIS BODY. 36. IN WHAT LOCATION DO WE HEAR ANGELS SINGING OVER THE PLAINS? 39. A HEAVENLY DOMAIN OR KINGDOM WHERE ANGELS ARE SAID TO BE. 40. IF THE ELVES HAD A TELEVISION NETWORK, THIS MIGHT BE THE STATION’S INITIALS. 43. WHAT YOU ARE DOING IN ORDER TO HAVE A WHITE CHRISTMAS? 44. THE NIGHT WAS CALM AS WELL AS WHAT? 46. WHERE ARE YOU HOPING TO BE ON CHRISTMAS?

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On October 26th, the Hopyard Clubhouse filled with the best dressed goblins, ghosts, and ghouls! It was a night to remember for sure; one that ended with just two slices of pizza! Thank you again to our Pool and Rec Committee for throwing another unforgettable Halloween bash and thank you to everyone who came out to compete in their Halloween costumes or just to have a good time!

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Fiesta Spread By BettyCrocker.com

Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins Servings: 8 Ingredients -1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese -1/4 cup Old El Paso salsa (any variety) -1/4 cup apricot preserves -1/4 cup sliced ripe olive -1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, if desired -Assorted crackers Steps 1.) Place block of cream cheese on serving plate with shallow rim. 2.) Mix salsa and preserves; spread over cream cheese. Sprinkle with olives and cilantro. 3.) Serve with crackers. Enjoy!

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2019-2020 HOPYARD FARM SNOW

Hopyard Farm Snow Removal Please be aware that Sections 1 and 3 have been turned over to VDOT. Please keep in mind that the Developer is not responsible and not permitted to plow on VDOT Streets. Below is a list that will help you determine road responsibilities:

VDOT: Fredericksburg District Office 540-899-4288 info@ vdot.virginia.gov Bakers Lane Champe Way Coakley (Clubhouse to Cul-de-sac) Fullers Lane Hawser Drive

Hopyard Drive McCarthy Drive Nellie Lane Parsons Lane

HAZEL LAND-DEVELOPER Contact: Hopyard Farm HOA 540-775-8350 hopyardfarm @ verizon.net Brassica Lane Brewery Court Coakley (Clubhouse to Weems) Emerald Drive Ianthas Way Longbow Road Spinnaker Lane

Leedstown Road Ithaca Court Bagpipe Lane Wise Lane Rundle Crossing Bobcat Lane Weems Drive

Please note the HOA has no responsibility over VDOT streets or damage that their contractors may cause to your personal property. If you are having an issue or have a question, you must contact VDOT directly. Also, please note that snow removal will only begin after 2” has accumulated.

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12/7: Brunch with Santa at Belle Grove Plantation, King George

12/14: Big Smo in the Groove Music Hall 2019, The Groove Music Hall, Thornburg

12/1-12/31: Afternoon Tea at Belle Grove Plantation, King George

12/9 + Add’l Dates: Bingo for Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, Fredericksburg Agricultural Fairgrounds, Fredericksburg

12/7-12/31: Holiday Tea & Tour at Belle Grove Plantation, King George 12/6 + Add’l Dates: Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show, Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, Fredericksburg 12/7: Holiday Parade, Spotsylvania Middle School, Spotsylvania 12/7: Santa’s Wonderland and Winter Festival Parade, Colonial Beach Town Hill, Colonial Beach 12/7: Ice Age at Stratford Hall 12/7: Medal of Honor 8K, Medal of Honor Golf Course, Quantico

12/13 + Add’l Dates: 2nd Friday Art Walk, Colonial Beach Town Commons, Colonial Beach 12/4 + Add’l Dates: Riverside Christmas Spectacular, Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, Fredericksburg 12/5 + Add’l Dates: Riverside Children’s Theatre Presents “A Christmas Carol”, Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, Fredericksburg 1/8 + Add’l Dates: Riverside Center Presents “Grease”, Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, Fredericksburg

12/7: Santa’s Helpers 10th Annua Toys for Tots & Cooking Autism Event, Chili’s, Stafford 12/8: Bowling Green Christmas Night Parade, 12/14 + Add’l Dates: Fredericksburg Candlelight Tour 12/14 & 12/15: Rappahannock Model Railroaders Annual Christmas Train Show, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Lodge #4123, Fredericksburg

KEEP YOUR EYE ON YOUR MAILThe Hopyard Voice 2020 Annual Calendar is coming to you mid-December! HOPYARD VOICE • December 2019 / January 2020

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NEXT HOA MEETING: Thursday, January 16th @ 7PM in the Clubhouse Open to All Residents; Looking Forward to Seeing You There!


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