Archives: March 2013

Strike Out in Your Spare Time!

These Boots are Made for Walking for Lake Currents (3)Pat Shrader and Debbie May (3)If fun, laughter, a little exercise, and commradierie are on your New Year’s resolution list for 2013, then please allow me to present the perfect opportunity: The Lake of the Woods Fun Bowling League! One of the many reasons my husband, John, and I moved to Lake of the Woods was because of the plethora of clubs and activities based inside our gates. We have certainly been pleased with the immense variety of options.

Last year in early spring, Marion Pronk, Carolyn Graham, and I had the honor of being guest judges of the first karaoke contest at the Fun Bowling League’s annual banquet. What became quite clear quite quickly was that this group sure knows how to live up to the “fun” in the league’s name and has many amazingly talented participants. While some of the contestants were serious about their craft, others simply enjoyed the spotlight. And it truly was a fun event!
The show started off with a preview of what was to come, starring the “The Bowlettes”, Judy Flynn, Pat Shrader, Joan Trotter, Nancy King, Debbie May, Dorothea Barnes and Cathy Edwards, who sang These Boots are made for Walking.  The 1st place winners were “The Strikers” – Pat Shrader and Debbie May, singing Boot Scootin’ Boogie. It was evident that tremendous thought and effort by the banquet committee went into getting it right. The hard work of committee members Judy Flynn, Linda Brooks, Carolyn Holland, Jeanne Stoll, Barbara Eamigh, Cheri Stephens, and Cathy Edwards was appreciated by everyone. I’m confident that this year’s banquet will be just as entertaining!
This evening also brought back many fond memories of my childhood participation in a bowling league at Tyndall Air Force Base in FL, where I received the dubious honor of receiving an award for most spares two years in a row! Bowling was not a career option for me. But it was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed looking back at friends about whom I hadn’t thought in decades.
The league’s season runs for 24 weeks beginning on the first Thursday in October and culminates with the banquet held at the Clubhouse. Joey and her excellent staff, as usual, will contribute to making the event a great finale! This year, in lieu of a karaoke contest, a variety/talent show will be featured.
AMF in Fredericksburg is the location where 26 teams, each comprised of five participants, bowl three games every Thursday from 1:30-approximately 4:30pm during the season. But many participants don’t end  the fun there each week; they extend their fellowship by heading back to the lake for a great meal at the Clubhouse.
So if you’ve got time and $12/week to spare, strike it rich by having fun and joining the Lake of the Woods Fun Bowling League! There are openings for full teams, as well as individuals. Contact Linda Brooks, Secretary, at 540/972-1485, for additional information or to join.
Until next time…It’s another beautiful day at the lake!
Pat Licata, REALTOR
Licata on the Lake

Delegate Ed Scott to Address Civic Club

By Boggs Wright, President, Civic of LOW
Ed_ScottDelegate Ed Scott will provide an update on the recent General Assembly session at the Tuesday, March 26 meeting of the Civic Club. The meeting will be held at 7:30 pm in the Woods Center.
The 2013 General Assembly session concluded on February 23, and members will reconvene in early April to act on any gubernatorial amendments or vetoes. According to Delegate Scott’s website “The 2013 General Assembly is notable for its work on education, transportation, and healthcare”.
Delegate Scott, a Culpeper resident, has represented the 30th District since 2004. He serves on the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Appropriations, Science and Technology, and Transportation Committees.
The Civic Club of LOW is a membership organization whose meetings are open to members and tenants alike. Meetings always include ample time for questions and answers.
Pat Licata, REALTOR
It’s another beautiful day at the lake!
Licata on the Lake

Cause 4 Paws' Monthly Yard Sales Begin on St. Patrick's Day!

CatStPatricksDayCause 4 Paws, an Orange County-based feline rescue group primarily based out of Lake of the Woods VA, resumes its monthly yard sale from the lower level of the Holcomb Building this month. The sales are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month, beginning in March. There’s always a great find to be had, so please test your luck o’ the Irish by stopping by from 11am-3pm on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th! If you are interested in donating items, cat food, time, or money, any and all will be gladly accepted and most appreciated. Donations are tax deductible. For those of you with a Lake of the Woods home for sale, this is a perfect opportunity to de-clutter. Thining of selling your Lake of the Woods VA home? This is a great opportunity for you too! OR if you buying a home in Lake of the Woods, consider shopping for a treasure or two at the yard sale…you can’t believe what we have! Please contract Trish -8951 or Mary Kay -5764.
Thanks for your support! A special thanks to those who helped us raise money at the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse fundraiser on Sunday, February 24th!
Until next time…It’s another beautiful day at the lake!
Pat  Licata, REALTOR

Daydream Photography by Katherine Weeks Offering Mini Photo Sessions to Lake of the Woods VA Residents

daydreamphotoAlways wanted to have great family photos taken but just haven’t gotten around to actually doing it? Here’s your chance!! On Sunday, April 14th, Katherine Weeks, a wonderfully talented photographer, is offering “Spring Mini Photo Sessions” to Lake of the Woods residents. The package includes a 30 minute session, an 11×14, two 8×12, and three 5×7 prints from the online gallery of great shots Katherine took. The cost is only $125, and sessions are limited, so reserve yours today! For more information, and to see Katherine’s work, visit her website at and/or email her at

Lake of the Woods VA Equestrian Center After School Pony Camp-March Schedule

photo (34)                                                                                                         As a recent trail rider from the Lake of the Woods Equestrian Center, and a huge fan of Manager Carolyn McFarland, I’m so happy to report that an equestrian-related afterschool program is being offered at the center! Way to go, Lake of the Woods Association!

Lake of the Woods Equestrian Center is now offering an alternative afterschool program for ages 7 years and up, Monday through Friday from 4p.m. to 6p.m. Why go to the sitter when your children can participate in fun activities after school? Students will receive daily instruction in horse care, grooming, and riding as well as other activities related to the barn.

What a great way for our younger residents to become involved with one of our Lake of the Woods community amenities!

Competent staff will supervise all activities and be available to help the children with homework or arts & crafts projects for the last hour each day.

Children are recommended to bring drinks and snacks – space is available to store these items on a weekly basis if needed. Space will also be limited to a small group. You may enroll your child on a weekly or monthly basis.

Children may enroll for a week at a time or on a monthly basis.
Camp weeks for March are below:
March 4 to 8
March 11 to 15
March 18 to 22
March 25 to 29
Cost is:
One week is $100 per child
One month is $390 per child
Camps will run on a weekly basis until June 14.
For more information, please call the Equestrian Center at 972.2238.
It’s another beautiful day at the lake!
Pat Licata, REALTOR
Licata on the Lake

Lake of the Woods VA Holds St. Patrick's Day Golf Tournament

lep golfingWill the “luck o’ the Irish be with you for the tourney or the raffle and prizes offered? Join in the fun at the Lake of the Woods golf course by participating in the St. Patrick’s Day tourney on March 16th! Guests are welcome, and the costs (very little green) are as follows:
LOW memebers and guests- $30
LOW club members- $25
LOW golf members- $10
Saturday, March 16th
10 am shotgun
four person scramble format
Call the Pro Shop at 540/972-2230 for more details and to sign up for this fun event.
But why stop the celebration here? Enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day party at the Clubhouse after the golf tourney!
Until next time…It’s another beautiful day at the lake!
Pat Licata, REALTOR lake

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Lake of the Woods VA Clubhouse!

irish imageThe Lake of the Woods Clubhouse is the place to be for a St. Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday, March 16th, from 6-10pm!
Join in the fun, which will include a dj and dancing, sing-a-longs, and an Irish toast contest. A social hour with cash bar and “just a wee bit o’ cold irish beer” runs from 6-7pm. The dinner buffet, featuring terrific Irish favorites of fish & chips, corn beef & cabbage, mulligans stew, potato pie, glazed carrots, and Irish breads & desserts, begins at 7pm.
The cost is $25/person (not too much green!), and reservations are required. Call 540/972-2221 to reserve your spot!
Until next time…It’s another beautiful day at the lake!
Pat Licata, REALTOR