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22nd Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament at Lake of the Woods!

Only a few more days left to register!!!! Register before June 12th for your child at: lakeyouth.org

The Lake Youth Foundation’s 22nd Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 15th from 9AM – 11AM. Children ages 4 to 14 years old may participate so long as they are registered to do so! There will be no registrations taken the day of tournament – so register ASAP.

Check in on June 15th will begin at 8AM. The tournament will begin at 9am and end at 11am. Lunch will be served immediately following the tournament for children and families that participated in the event. The awards ceremony will begin at 12pm!

If your child will need a rod & reel to participate or if you have any questions, be sure to contact Terry Hileman ASAP at 540-972-8634 or email at: info@lakeyouth.org

Enjoy a day with your children while watching them participate in a sport that can love forever!

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.

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History in Our Backyard: Chapter 1: How the Wilderness Became the Wilderness

Early May 1864 witnessed the first time that Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General Ulysses S. Grant – the two giants of the Civil War – met in battle in an area known then and forever more as the Wilderness.  The area had been known as the Wilderness for more than one hundred years before the Civil War but it was this bloody battle that would put the Wilderness on the map and in the history books forever.  What made these seventy square miles different from the rest of early Virginia?  How did the Wilderness become the Wilderness?  To answer these questions, we must go back to the early 1700’s when Virginia was still a British colony and Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood envisioned starting an iron smelting industry in this area.

Spotswood arrived in Hampton Roads in June, 1710, after being appointed Lieutenant Governor of the Virginia Colony.  Iron ore was known to exist in the area that would become the Wilderness even before Spotswood arrived in Virginia.  The British Government at that time restricted manufacturing to the home islands and looked to the colonies to produce and export raw materials back to England while importing finished goods manufactured from those raw materials.  Despite the lack of permission from the British Government to smelt iron in the colonies, Spotswood initiated the iron smelting operation in Virginia anyway. His initiative was in fact the first attempt at moving away from an agricultural to an industrial based economy in Virginia and actually in any of the colonies.  

There are three elements in that land that are critical to the smelting of iron ore:  the ground must contain iron ore; there must be large forests for fuel, and water for power must be available.  All of these features were abundant in what was to become the Wilderness and Spotswood began acquiring land in this area shortly after his arrival in Virginia. Within just a couple years he controlled over 80,000 acres in present day Orange and Spotsylvania Counties. 

But there was still one feature missing before Spotswood could turn his dream into reality and that was the presence of experienced manpower that could conduct the smelting operations.  So he arranged for the emigration of German iron workers to Virginia; the first emigrants began arriving here in April, 1713.  They were the original settlers of the Germanna community, located on the south bank of the Rapidan River near today’s State Route 3 and Germanna Community College.  By 1715 Spotswood had established the Tubal Furnace below the confluence of the Rapidan and Rappahannock rivers and was smelting iron.  By 1750 there would be at least six blast furnaces smelting the area’s iron ore.

The smelting process required a fire hot enough to reach the iron ore’s melting point, 2,190 to 2,810 degrees Fahrenheit, and it had to be burning continuously for weeks at a time.  The amount of fuel for smelting the iron was enormous – nearly two acres of hardwood per ton of smelted iron – and some furnaces could burn as much as seven hundred acres of timber per year.  To obtain the fuel required clear cutting vast segments of the virgin forest in the area.  The second growth forest that sprang up afterward consisted of smaller, scrubbier trees which allowed the growth of ground covering vegetation.  The vines, briars, honeysuckle, poison ivy and other lower growing vegetation created an almost impenetrable wall of vegetation and resulted in the area, by at least 1750, becoming known as “The Wilderness.”  


Exhibit 1 The Wilderness Virginia

It was this second growth forest that was in place during the Civil War.  Although the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville was fought in and around the Wilderness, it was really the first encounter of Lee and Grant in May 1864 – right in our backyard – that the iconic name of “The Wilderness” became forever etched in Civil War and American history.

Author:  Don Shockey

Date:  August 2017

Continue to Chapter 2: The Wilderness- The Early Years

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.

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35361 Wilderness Shores Way

35361 Wilderness Shores Way, Locust Grove VA Home NOW UNDER CONTRACT!!

Welcome to 35361 Wilderness Shores Way! This beautifully maintained home boasts sought after vaulted ceilings, a split bedroom floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths! Spacious master has an attached full bath and large walk in closet. Screened porch is great for enjoying a cup of coffee while watching the family enjoy the yard. Such a quaint community and close to all the necessities. You will be eager to call this place your home!

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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Your Very Own Waterfront Oasis Awaits at 100 Tyler Trail!

Offered at $724,900!

What a spectacular property! This fabulous waterfront home at 100 Tyler Trail in amenity-rich Lake of the Woods, located in historic Orange County, is full of majestic character and fine features. You will love the the open concept floor plan with its soaring ceilings in the foyer and living room and windows galore in the sun-room! Outside you will find an extensive deck and patio area which leads you to the water’s edge where you can easily access all of your water toys! Need storage? You’ve got to see the amazing crawl space to believe it! Lake living at its finest! 


Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods Va or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove and Central Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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!

111 Boxwood Trail

Enjoy 245ft of Water Frontage From This Unique Lake of the Woods Home!

111 Boxwood Trail is Offered at $699,000!

Your private, tranquil lake retreat boasting 245 ft of water frontage on approx 1 acre w/ spectacular sunsets & incredible lake views–a true wildlife paradise–awaits! The architecture at 111 Boxwood Trail is simply amazing in this 1 level, 1-of-a-kind custom home! Ponds, tea house, outdoor shower, & decking grace the exterior. You’ll love the lifestyle: lakes, pools, golf, horse trails, Clubhouse, & so much more!

A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church and co-op preschool all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, water skiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved.  Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from $100,000 to over $1,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisers 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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LOW MEMBERS! DMV is Coming to Lake of the Woods!

If you’ve been needing to go to the DMV to update your license, ID card, register your vehicle or any of the other routine DMV tasks none of us like to do, but are required…have no fear! The DMV is coming here! DMV Connect will be coming to the Lake of the Woods Community Center March 6th, 2019 from 10am to 3pm. So, mark your calendars! The DMV Connect offers the following services: Drivers’ licenses, ID cards (for adults and children), disabled parking placards, vehicle titles, address changes, vehicle registrations, E-ZPass transponders, compliance summaries, transcripts, and finally: hunting and fishing licenses.

Don’t wait for the perfect time to drive to Culpeper, Orange, or Fredericksburg anymore!

To see their full mobile operations calendar visit: dmvNOW.com/DMV2Go

There are more than 40 transactions available that you can do ONLINE without ever leaving your home by visiting: www.dmvNOW.com

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.

Licata Group Visits The Market on Route 20 in Locust Grove Virginia

The Market is located at: 32301 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove, VA 22508 

The Market offers delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are not limited to only a deli and known for their chicken – they offer groceries and a variety of other necessities you may not realize you can purchase here! They pride themselves on being a customer service oriented company and want to be a “1-stop shop” for all their customers needs!



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.

1339 Lakeview Parkway Lake of the Woods – SOLD!!

1339 Lakeview Parkway

1339 Lakeview Parkway  Lets get this lake life started! This home is in walking distance to the water and boasts all new carpet and paint throughout! You’ll have plenty of room to spread out with 4 bedrooms, a living room, family room, formal dining room, bright sunroom and even a solarium! Not to mention all the lake has to offer: boating, fishing, stables, fine dining, golf, swimming and more!
 

 
 
 
Enjoy the lake of the Woods lifestyle: jump in the pool, play a round of golf, trail ride from the stables, savor a meal at the clubhouse overlooking pristine lake,  and much more!
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, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet Dinner at the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse

Thanksgiving Day Buffet Dinner at the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Make reservations at the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse for your Thanksgiving dinner. Clubhouse is located at: 102 Lake of the Woods Way, Locust Grove, VA 22508. There are only two times available and with limited seating. Thursday, November 22nd 11:30 am until 1:30 pm or 2 pm until 4 pm.
The Clubhouse will be offering a buffet with some DELICIOUS options including but not limited to: Oven Roasted Turkey, Carved Virginia Baked Ham, Carved Baron of Beef, Pan-seared Rockfish in Garlic Butter, fried oysters, traditional stuffing, and so much more! There will even be an assortment of desserts and pies to finish your meal with something sweet.
The buffet will be $29.95 per person, $11.95 for children age 10 and under and children under 3 will be free. Please note: Tax and gratuity is not included in this price.
You MUST reserve your spot! Call the Clubhouse to reserve your seat for the buffet today: 540-972-2221. They are already filling up quickly!
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods Va or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove and Central Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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!
 

Halloween Trick-or-Treating at the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse Point

Halloween Trick-or-Treating at the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse Point

Happy Halloween!
Here’s the LOWdown on Halloween at the Lake!
Trick or Treating hours are 5-8 PM.
Treats on the Point will be available from 6 PM-7 PM, where trick-or-treaters can fill their bags along the path with residents dishing out the treats!
People wanting to participate by handing out treats at the point should set up by 5:45PM.
Children will be arriving at 6pm!

Signs and banners will be permitted, so this is a great chance to promote your group/club/organization!
If you are not wanting to participate in trick-or-treat festivities, please turn your outside lights off.
Trick-or-treaters, please pass by homes that have the outside lights off.
Whether handing out candy or collecting it, come dressed for the occasion!
If you have any questions or plan on handing out candy, call the Community Center to REGISTER @ 540-972-9680
Let’s everyone have a safe and happy Halloween!
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods Va or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove and Central Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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!