Category Archives: Event

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Wizarding Winery at Horton Vineyards in Gordonsville VA

For one day, Horton Vineyards, located at: 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville VA 22942 will be hosting a free Wizarding Winery event! There will be indoor and outdoor games, shopping opportunities with different vendors, complete with make your own wand stations and much more! No tickets will be necessary to purchase or RSVP for.

This magical event will take place from 12pm to 4pm and open to everyone! You are encouraged and welcomed to bring tents and chairs for your group to set up outside as well as dress up and participate in all the activities. There will be Medieval Fantasies Company present dressed up and walking through the crowds for entertainment. The Bavarian Chef will also be at the Vineyard from 11AM – 4PM serving their best delicious dishes! Of course, it’s not complete without wonderful themed treats from Cocoa & Spice and Kilwins Charlottesville. So come thirsty, hungry, and ready for a fun Wizarding event!

This year the winery will have off site parking with a complimentary shuttle service to their vineyard. Location has not been determined yet, but you can check here for the latest updates.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

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Adults ONLY Easter Egg Hunt is BACK at Morais Vineyards

Did you miss the Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt? Well it’s back again this year! Be sure to buy your tickets ASAP as they always SELL OUT quickly. This will be Morais Vineyards 5th year hosting this event located at 11409 Marsh Rd, Bealeton VA 22712 on Saturday, April 13th from 1pm – 5pm.

You MUST be 21 years or older to participate. So gather some friends and be prepared to scour the winery for carefully placed and hidden eggs containing tasty treats, vouchers, gift certificates, free tastings, free wine glasses, wine gear and many other great prizes! There will even be a GOLDEN Egg!!!

As previously mentioned, this event SELLS OUT quickly!! So be sure to RSVP and buy your tickets when they go on Sale on March 13, 2019. They’re only $20 (plus processing fee) per person and there are 2 times available for the hunt: 1pm – 2pm and 4pm – 5pm.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

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April 6 – 7th, 2019 Spring Fredericksburg Arts & Crafts Fair!

Get all your shopping done in one place this Spring: the annual Spring Fredericksburg Arts & Crafts Fair.

There will be many vendors displaying their artsy craftsmanship including artwork, pottery, jewelry, bath products, woodwork, gourmet foods and so much more!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support local artists and business owners while also finding something unique for that special someone for their birthday, Father’s/Mother’s Day, graduation or even Christmas! Is it too early to think about Christmas yet? No! Get all of your shopping done now, so you don’t have the holiday stress!

Saturday’s show is April 6th from 10AM – 6pm. Followed by Sunday’s show, April 7th from 11AM – 4PM. Admission for adults is $8 at the door, seniors (60+) is $7 at the door and children 12 and under are free. You can buy tickets in advance here but processing fees may apply. The show will take place at 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg VA 22401.

Keep an eye out for the Home & Craft Festival October 19th and 20th featuring over 100 vendors as well as the Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show December 6th, 7th, and 8th. This is the area’s largest Holiday Craft Show.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

st patty day

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Wilderness Run Vineyards

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year at Wilderness Run Vineyards and 1781 Brewing Company located at: 11109 Plank Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553. They are located on the right hand side of Route 3 (if you’re coming from Fredericksburg, VA) and right before you cross into Locust Grove, Virginia. They are known for their beautiful vineyard wines and tasty brewed beers.

On Saturday, March 16th, 2019 from 5PM to 8PM the Celtic Sessions band will be playing, so come listen to some music and enjoy a glass of wine or pint of beer! Dinner will be there from the Pifer Bros BBQ Truck, yum!

If you’re not sure what to do this St. Patrick’s Day, don’t miss this event, especially if you haven’t had the opportunity to try this vineyard and brewery’s wine and beer!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

kidz cruzin

Annual Kidz Cruzin Car Show & Festival of Fun in Locust Grove, Virginia!

SAVE THE DATE! April 27th, 2019 from 11am – 3pm will be the Kidz Cruzin Car Show and Festival of Fun at the Locust Grove Primary School. (31230 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove VA 22508). If it rains April 27th, new date will be: May 4th, 2019.

The 2nd Annual Kidz Cruzin Car show is hosted and sponsored by Details by Frank, LLC . 
This year they are partnering with Locust Grove Primary School PTA with 100% of the proceeds from this show will go directly to the Locust Grove Primary school!!

There will be cars, trucks, motorcycles, kids activities, vendor demonstrations, food trucks and more! This year, ONLY the KIDS will be voting for the best CAR, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE and Best in show!! How fun! Plaques and prizes will be provided and if you would like to participate and register, you may do so the day of the show for $20! If you are a vendor interested in participating contact: Martha Brown 540-841-7273 or martha.detailsbyfrank@gmail.com

Support the local Locust Grove Primary School students by attending this family friendly event! Bring the kids so they can have some fun and put their vote in for their favorites. It’s sure to be a good time for parents and children alike.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

less is more

Civic Club Speakers to Present “Living Easier with Less”

By Pat Licata

On Wednesday, February 20, at 7:00pm in the Clubhouse Great Hall, two guest speakers will address the art of organizing and decluttering our homes and methods for removal of the items in order to accomplish an easier way of life. Even if one’s home is the perfect fit, there still may be items that can be “released” for simpler living. For many people, the stress comes from not knowing how to take the first step of thinking through what should stay or go, and for others it may be not knowing how to sell or where to donate items no longer needed or wanted.

Linda Clevenger

Linda Clevenger

Linda Clevenger, Professional Organizer and Owner of Organization Direct, will be our first speaker. Linda has been helping homeowners downsize, right-size, purge, and eliminate items from their homes for over 11 years. She helps clients walk through the process of making decisions regarding the need to keep items and how it will impact life both now and in the future. As the spouse of a disabled Veteran, she is passionate about helping other Veterans and those who struggle with the day to day task of living a clutter-free life.

Cathy France

Cathy France

Cathy France, owner of CopperStone Auctions and Estates will provide options for the sale of items no longer wanted or needed.  CopperStone offerings include estate sales from the home, consignment and auction services, and complete buyout of a home’s contents. And of course, the option always exists to donate items to organizations such as the LOW Lions.

There will be time allotted for questions, and we hope to see you there!

Thanks, Pat

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

taxes

Free AARP Tax Preparation Site Moved to Community Center

Due to renovations being made in the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse, the free AARP tax preparation site has been moved to the COMMUNITY CENTER.

The AARP Tax Aide program is to provide free tax preparation for low-to-moderate income families and individuals whose returns are within the scope of AARP volunteer training.

AARP Membership is not required to use this free service that is being offered.

The tax preparations will begin being held on Fridays and Saturdays from February 1st through April 13th. Appointments are required. Please call 540-268-8837 to schedule yours today!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

Win TWO tickets to SOLD OUT: Murder Mystery Dinner Party!!!

Orange County Animal Shelter

We LOVE supporting the local animal shelter and we hope you will too!

You can support the Local Orange County Humane Society by ADOPTING a pet or DONATING an item. You will be entered to win 2 tickets to the MURDER MYSTERY DINNER PARTY at the INN at WILLOW GROVE. We have the LAST TWO tickets available! The shelter currently needs: BLEACH, TOYS, CAT LITTER, LAUNDRY SOAP, CANNED CAT & DOG FOOD, BLANKETS or a MONETARY donation is accepted as well. If you donate or adopt a pet in February PLEASE LET THE SHELTER KNOW YOU WANT TO BE ENTERED INTO OUR CONTEST! Be sure to provide your name, phone number and email address!

Winner will be chosen Friday, MARCH 1st, 2019!

Thank you for supporting your local animal shelter!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

solar farm

Solar Farm Developer Scheduled to Meet with Locust Grove Neighbors Tuesday

The company planning to develop a solar farm here in Locust Grove will be holding a second public meeting on the project tomorrow, Tuesday January 29th at 5:30pm at the Wilderness Branch Library.

A 400-acre 62-megawatt solar farm has been proposed for Locust Grove along Route 20 (less than a mile west of Locust Grove Primary and Elementary Schools). Citizens now have until January 30th to submit any comments or concerts. This is part of a mandatory 30-day public review period, allowing time for the public who may be affected by the construction, to voice their opinions. This 400-acres of 630 acres that Cypress Creek Renewable owns, would be this county’s first large-scale solar farm. Before Cypress Creek can begin construction on this project later this year and begin operations in 2020, the Virginia DEQ (VA Department of Environmental Quality) must review the company’s Permit by Rule application (400 pages). There are 15 total requirements that must be met including a $12,000 application fee paid by the developer.

You can review Cypress Creek’s Permit by Rule application online or at the Wilderness Public Library. Development coordinator, Haley Larabee proposes that this operation will produce enough clean and renewable energy to power about 10,000 single family homes. And what about the real estate market? Larabee says, “studies by our appraiser have shown that there’s no negative effect on the property value of surrounding uses.”

We are not alone here in Locust Grove, Cypress Creek Renewables has similar projects in Henrico and Halifax. Learn more about the solar matter here.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

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All About the Kids – 6th Annual Fredericksburg Kids Expo!

The Kid Expo is coming to Fredericksburg Expo Center for the 6th year on Saturday, February 9th from 10AM – 5pm and Sunday, February 10th from 11AM – 4PM. Adults will be $8 at the door, Kids aged 4 – 12 will be $3 at the door and kids 3 & under are free.

This is a great opportunity for parents and children to come and explore new adventures and opportunities. Learn about new sports clubs and learning centers for children, as well as health and nutrition options, local day cares, schools, camps, and so much more.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with your child(ren) and get to know what they like to do and what activities are out there for them to try and keep them active!

There will be many children activities they can participate in including: inflatables, face painting, Fredericksburg’s largest indoor sandbox, fire safety, chance to meet police & fire heroes, a petting zoo and many other activities to try.

For more information or to purchase your tickets in advance please visit: Fredericksburg Kids Expo.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.