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Trust and Estate Planning is Topic of June’s Civic Club Meeting

Please join the Civic Club on Wednesday, June 12th, at 7pm in the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse, as Joseph M. Kirchgessner, a Senior Partner with Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao PLLC, will discuss estate planning and trust creations. You’ll learn what is important to think about and what information you’ll need in order to create these very important documents. Time will be allotted for questions at the end of the presentation. 

A Fredericksburg area native, Mr. Kirchgessner joined the firm the Spring of 2015 after having worked at a boutique employment law firm in Washington, D.C. He advocates for his clients in a variety of matters, including Domestic Relations, Estate Planning, Business/Employment, and Criminal matters.  

After graduating from Courtland High School in 2005, Mr. Kirchgessner went on to attend Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. He graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Following a sixth summer of coaching a local swim team, he then worked for a small law firm in Fredericksburg, VA that focused on workers’ compensation cases for about two years before attending law school. 

Mr. Kirchgessner attended St. Louis University School of Law and graduated in the Spring of 2014 with a concentration in Labor and Employment Studies.  

Mr. Kirchgessner is an experienced litigator and has participated in hundreds of trials throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, including successful jury trials for both criminal and estate planning matters. 

In his spare time, Mr. Kirchgessner is an avid swimmer, cyclist, and traveler. He currently serves as President of the Ron Rosner YMCA in Spotsylvania County and is active in the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, among other charitable efforts in the Fredericksburg community. 

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. 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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Lake of the Woods Fourth of July Independence Day Celebration!

We hope you join in the celebration of Independence Day on Saturday, July 6th, at Lake of the Woods!

11AM to 2PM there will be a car show, with the Flag Raising Ceremony starting at 12PM. Following the Flag Raising Ceremony will be the Family Patriotic Parade on the Point at 1pm.

The Festival on Clubhouse Point will feature rides, treats, and fun for the family from 12 to 4pm. Don’t miss the Water Ski Club Show from 6 pm to 7:30pm, and the finale of the evening…fireworks from the top of Veterans Dam starting at 9 PM (or dusk)!
Please be extra careful around the lake that day, as there will be parade activity, road closures, and lots of traffic on the roads, as well as on the lake itself. Happy 4th (on the 6th), everyone!!! Time and activities are subject to change visit the LOW Calendar for any updates.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. 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.

Civic Club Meeting at the Germanna Visitors Center

by Pat Licata, President

The Lake of the Woods Civic Club will hold its Wednesday, May 15th meeting at the Germanna Foundation’s Visitors Center, which is located adjacent to the Germanna Community College’s main campus about three miles west of LOW.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.  The meeting is open to all Lake of the Woods residents.

Germanna Foundation’s Executive Director Timothy Sutphin will tell us about the over 300-year history of the Germanna community, plus current and future plans for The Germanna Foundation.

 Germanna Foundation’s Archaeologist Eric Larsen, Ph.D. will discuss this summer’s archaeology and the ongoing work on the Fort Germanna and Enchanted Castle sites.  They hope to uncover secrets of the fort that was commissioned by Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood in 1714 and settled by German colonists. 

Lt. Governor Spotswood of Virginia, built two forts, Fort Germanna in the north and Fort Christianna in the south to protect the British Empire on the western frontier.  At Fort Germanna, Spotswood populated the fort with Germans from the Siegen area of Germany who were skilled miners.  He used their expertise in mining to develop an iron industry for the Virginia colonies.  After the Germans had migrated out of the area, Spotswood then build his “Enchanted Castle” on the site and established the short-lived county seat of Spotsylvania County.

At Fort Germanna the confluence of multiple cultures came into play; these include Native Americans, the English, the Germans as settlers, and the enslaved as the imported labor for Spotswood after the Germans migrated west.

This is a great spring opportunity to join your neighbors and tour the Visitor Center and the new Hitt Archaeology Center. The area around Germanna and Lake of the Woods is rich in centuries-old history.

We look forward to seeing you on May 15th at the Germanna Visitors Center at 6:30 pm.  There will be time allotted for questions, so please bring yours!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. 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.

Honoring Our LOWA Volunteers

by Pat Licata-REALTOR & President, Civic Club

 
appreciation imageThe LOWA Board of Directors will join the LOW Civic Club in honoring the more than 200 members who serve on Lake of the Woods committees. A reception recognizing our committee members will be held at the Clubhouse, Wednesday, August 10, from 5-6 PM. All Lake of the Woods residents are cordially invited to show their appreciation to our neighbors who spend a substantial amount of time and effort making Lake of the Woods such a great place to live.
Volunteers serve on 21 separate committees, which all meet at least once per month. Most committees are comprised of seven voting members, plus alternates and advisors. The committees serve as advisors to the Board of Directors. Since committees reconstitute next month, this is the perfect opportunity for the community to say “thank you” to those people who have represented us so well during the past year.
“Be Concerned, Be Informed, Be Involved” is the motto of the LOW Civic Club, which hosts monthly speakers and provides an open forum where homeowners can learn about issues that affect their lives, interests, and investment in the LOW community. We hope to see you on Wednesday, August 10!
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County Administrator to Address Civic Club of LOW On Wednesday April 20

Civic Clubby Jim Hopkins, LOW Civic Club
Orange County Administrator Bryan David will be guest speaker at the Civic Club meeting. David was appointed Orange County Administrator in 2014. In this capacity he provides professional management support to the Board of Supervisors, and also manages daily operations of Orange County’s government to ensure the smooth delivery of services to local residents. David will discuss a widenrange of topics including an update on the Germanna-Wilderness Area Plan, economic development, tourism initiatives, and new capital facility and infrastructure projects for public safety. In addition he will discuss an emerging opportunity to develop an “open access” fiber optics network to extend and enhance high-speed broadband service in Orange County. Following the presentation, there will be ample time for a question and answer session.
The County Administrator holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Hampden-Sydney College. He also holds a certificate in litigation from the National Center for Paralegal Studies in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to coming to Orange County, David had 25 years of experience in leadership positions for local governments throughout the Commonwealth. These positions included serving as County Administrator for Brunswick, Amherst, and King George Counties. Most recently, David served as Executive Director for Virginia’s Region 2000 Partnership – Economic Development Council from 2008 until 2013 in Lynchburg. David and his wife Jamie have three college-aged daughters – Anne, Mary Paige, and Lanie.
The Civic Club meeting will be held on Wednesday April 20, at 7 PM in the lower level of the Clubhouse. Civic Club meetings are open to all residents. We hope to see you there!
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Lee Frame on Orange County Happenings…Plus Robotics Victory

Lee Frame, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors by Pat Licata REALTOR

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Lee Frame, District 5 Orange County Supervisor, will be the featured speaker for the Wednesday, March 11, Civic Club meeting in the lower level Clubhouse at 7:00PM.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to congratulate the Orange Robotics Team on their victory in the state! They will be heading to my hometown area of Scranton, PA, to compete in the East Super-Regional Championship later this month. They have quite a bit of fundraising to do to defray costs, so let’s help! The team’s coach, Laurie Jamerson, will be on hand at the meeting to accept donations. Let’s do it!

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2015 Pony Camp at Lake of the Woods, VA Equestrian Center

2015 Pony Camp at Lake of the Woods, VA Equestrian Center By Pat Licata REALTOR®
2015ponycamp2015 Pony Camps at the Lake of the Woods Equestrian Center have been scheduled! Beginner camp for ages 6 and up will be held from 8:30AM-12PM June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 27-31, August 3-7, and August 10-14. There will also be a mini advanced beginner camp July 13-17 from 9AM-11:30AM. You can download an application from lowa.org or pick one up from the Equestrian Center or the Holcomb Building.  These camps are expected to fill up quickly so sign up early!
Call (540)-972-2238 with any questions and to register!
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New Trash Provider in Lake of the Woods, VA

New Trash Provider in Lake of the Woods, VA By Pat Licata REALTOR®
Starting Wednesday, February 4, 2015, County Waste will be providing trash pick-up to residents of Lake of the Woods. They will be taking over Waste Management’s current customers. If you are not already signed up for trash pick up and would like to be, call County Waste’s Culpeper Location at (540)727-0887. Rates are $25 a month for weekly Wednesday pick-up.
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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers to Provide Free Tax Return Service to LOW Residents

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers to Provide Free Tax Return Service to LOW Residents By Pat Licata REALTOR®
taxseasonStarting February 6th, The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers will be providing free tax return service to residents of the Lake of the Woods community. The program is intended for low-to-moderate income taxpayers aged 60 and over, however, they will be providing the service to anyone who is in need, with some exceptions. This service is by appointment only and will take place in the lower level Clubhouse every Friday from 10AM-2PM and Saturday from 9AM-2PM through April 11th. Walk-in appointments may be available, but will be served in order of priority.
To make an appointment, call (540)972-9068.
We thank AARP for this service!
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