Archives: September 2015

Little Free Library Up and Running at Keaton's Lake in Lake of the Woods!

Little Free Library Up and Running at Keaton’s Lake in Lake of the Woods! By Pat Licata REALTOR®
libraryHelen and Charles Brewer, residents of Lake of the Woods, have installed a Little Free Library at their home on Keaton’s Lake in Lake of the Woods. Inspired by other installations of this project that they encountered in their travels, they decided to add one here at the lake! The concept is simple: take a book, leave a book. Their first visitor was a young girl from their street, and most of their contributors have been nearby neighbors. There are books for everyone, young and old. Visit today at 107 Larkspur Lane and get reading!
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BOD President Louisa Rucker to Address Civic Club

LOWA BOD President, Louisa Rucker

LOWA BOD President, Louisa Rucker

Louisa Rucker, newly elected President of the LOWA Board of Directors, will be the speaker at the Civic Club meeting on Wednesday, October 14th, at 7pm in the lower level Clubhouse. Ms. Rucker will be discussing the budgeting process currently underway for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, as well as the Board’s goals. Other Board of Directors serving with Ms. Rucker are: Mike Rugless, Vice President; Leighton Cumming, Secretary; JoAnn Zwickl, Treasurer; Nigel Goodwin; Jim Hutchison; and Larry Morlan.
Prior to her election as president, Ms. Rucker had previously served as Secretary since being appointed, and then elected, to the BOD 34 months ago.  Louisa has served as an EMT on the Rescue Squad, been a member of the Clubhouse Committee, begun the Flower Guild at LOW Church, and trained a cadre of arrangers.
Louisa and her husband, Eldon, himself a former LOWA BOD President, have been Lake of the Woods members for 16 years. Louisa grew up in Virginia and, she and Eldon, have lived in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Puerto Rica. Along the way, she has taught English in junior high school and college, edited magazines, served as the executive director of national prolife organization within the Episcopal Church, worked as a flower arranger at the Washington National Cathedral, and has traveled around the United States giving flower arranging demonstrations for the Cathedral. She has owned her floral business, Bluebells and Cockleshells, for the past 23 years and has worked on a Rose Bowl Parade float.
There will be time allotted for questions, and the meeting is open to all residents. We hope to see you there!
It’s another beautiful day at the lake!

Lake of the Woods Fall Community Yard Sale October 10

Lake of the Woods Community Yard Sale, Saturday October 10 By Pat Licata REALTOR®
We all have extra “stuff” that we’d love to discard…but why give it away when you can make a few dollars??? If you are planning to sell your house, this is a perfect opportunity to de-clutter, which definitely helps a Lake of the Woods house for sale show better to prospective purchasers. Sweetbriar Park is the site of the LOW Fall Community Yard Sale to be held on October 10th, 2015, from 8am-2pm. So begin planning now to free yourself of those items you no longer need or want to make room for the treasures you are sure to find! Or…simply to de-clutter. If you aren’t interested in getting rid of anything, come out and shop!
Call the Community Center office at 540-972-9680 for additional information and/or to register. See you there!
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Author and Lake of the Woods Resident Suzi Weinert to Speak at the Orange County Library

Author and Lake of the Woods Resident Suzi Weinert to Speak at the Orange County Library! By Pat Licata REALTOR®
Suzi Weinert, author of Garage Sale Stalker and Garage Sale Diamonds, who is also a LOW resident, will be speaking at the Orange County Library on September 26th at 10AM. Her books were recently adapted into a movie by the Hallmark Channel, and she will talk about that experience as well as her books at the event. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
Suzi’s home in Lake of the Woods is currently offered for sale! View it here.
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4th Annual Fall Festival September 26 at Locust Grove Middle

4th Annual Fall Festival September 26 at Locust Grove Middle By Pat Licata REALTOR®
Sponsored by Lake of the Woods Church, the 4th Annual Fall Festival will be held at Locust Grove Middle School on Saturday, September 26 from 11AM until 3PM. This family event will feature a climbing wall, moon bounce, food, drink, a petting zoo, and much more! Best of all, it’s FREE! Click here for more information.
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August 2015 Real Estate Statistics for Lake of the Woods, VA

August 2015 Real Estate Statistics for Lake of the Woods By Pat Licata REALTOR®
houseforsale1In the month of August, a total of 17 homes were sold. 13 were standard sale, 4 between $100-$175K, 4 between $175-250K, 3 between $250-350K, 1 between $350-500K, and 1 over $500K. There were a total of 4 foreclosures, 1 under $100k, and 3 in the $100-175K price range. There were no short sales in August.  Two lots also sold, and they both closed for under $100K.
Here’s a link to real estate currently for sale in Lake of the Woods: LOW active listings
It’s another beautiful day at the lake!
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