Archives: June 2017

Locust Grove ROCKS, What’s the Big Idea?

If you haven’t heard of the latest trend, you must be living under a rock! There are pages and pages of photos flooding Facebook of kids and adults finding & painting rocks in their communities. So, what’s the big idea about some painted rocks anyway? People of all age ranges from 2 to 50+ years old are spreading joy throughout their communities by painting and hiding rocks. Others go out and find these rocks and re-hide them or save them until they’re ready to part.
How did this craze being? Blogger, Megan Murphy, says she started by painting a few rocks around where she lived in Cape Cod and leaving them in public places for people to find. How exciting it is to find a painted rock with cool designs or an inspiring message! She encouraged others to participate and began receiving such positive feedback and the movement took off! She mentions on her blog, that she has seen this trend extend all the way to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, Thailand, Haiti, Italy and even England.
There are many different Facebook pages you can follow if you’d like to participate and see photos of peoples finds and hints to where they’ve hidden them! LocustGroveROCKS and the Burg Rocks are just a few! The admins encourage everyone to paint, find and hide rocks and then post photos. It’s been a positive impact on the community, coming together to have a fun time! There are even free “classes” or meet-ups to support everyone coming together to paint rocks! Most of the rock groups boasts over 3,000 members!
Here in Locust Grove, Licata Group has found a few rocks of our own hidden in plain site by our local office! We are enjoying participating finding & re-hiding these rocks for others to find!

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4022 Lakeview Pkwy LAKE OF THE WOODS Under Contract!

On the 1st fairway, this immaculate golf course home features one level living at it’s best. Open & bright, soaring cathedral ceilings, gleaming wood floors, great views from the expansive wrap around deck, & circular drive make this one “the one!” Enjoy the Lake of the Woods lifestyle; beaches, pools, stables, golf course, tennis courts, fitness center, Clubhouse, & so much more!
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Spectacular New Waterfront! 120 Lee Cir SOLD

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Brand new waterfront by Riddle Construction that is absolutely gorgeous! Unique, elegant, and constructed with the finest materials, you’ll be wowed from the moment you arrive!  Bright and open interior flows to deck for lakeside entertaining, private dock for sunsets and grandfathered cabana at water’s edge. Special storage areas, oversized garage, & other special features too numerous to list!
Interested in seeing this home? Contact Pat Licata today !

Unemployment Rates in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Culpeper & Orange Counties

According to the Labor Market Data research:
As of May 2017, Fredericksburg County’s unemployment rate is higher than our other surrounding counties at 4.4%.
Orange county came in 2nd highest rate at 3.9% with Spotsylvania county following at 3.8% and Culpeper county at 3.7%.
How does this compare to this time last year in May of 2016? See below.
Fredericksburg County: 4.4% (remained the same)
Spotsylvania County: 3.8% (remained the same)
Orange County 3.8% (it has increased in 2017 by 0.1%)
Culpeper County: 3.6% (it has increased in 2017 by .1%)
In 2016, Virginia as a whole was at 4.4% in unemployment.
The chart below shows the Counties in Virginia with the highest (not seasonally) adjusted unemployment rate for May 2017.
Looking for a job? Visit Virginia Workforce Connection for different job openings and job fairs!

Orange County July Events

orangeBelow are a list of July events going on in Orange County Virginia that we have put together for you!
To learn more about each event, click on the event title and you will be directed to their webpage!
July 1st – 5th Annual Playing in the Park Independence Celebration
July 8th – Bull Riding Rodeo
July 15th- Orange County Cruisers Cruise Night
July 15th – Annual Pig Roast at Hortons Vineyards
July 19th – July 23 – Orange County Fair Horse Show
July 23- Virginia’s Covered Bridges Presentation By Ms. Ann Miller
Not finding anything your interested in?
Check out other July events going on in Culpeper and Montpelier.

Upcoming July Events in Culpeper

Here are a list of July events coming up in Culpeper, VA.
To learn more about a specific event, click on the one you’re interested to be taken directly to their website!
July 4th – 4th of July Car & Bike show
July 7th – Cattle Drive Weekend
July 7th – Libations on the Lawn
July 8th – Full Moon Field party
July 15th – 3rd Annual Dino Walk
July 17th – Adventure & Exploration Camp at Beechwood View Farm
July 21st – Fort Germanna & Old House Vineyards tour
July 22nd – Cruisin’ for Heroes Monthly Bruster’s Cruise
Haven’t found anything that interests you? Check out these other events we’ve found for you going on in Orange County Virginia.
Events in Orange.
Events at James Madison’s Montpelier.

Upcoming Events at James Madison's Montpelier

james madison's montpelierJames Madison’s Montpelier has events throughout July! Have you been yet? This is the perfect summer activity for all ages!
July 1 – Historic Landscape Tour
July 5 – Sept. 1 – Kids are Free
July 8 – Journey from slavery to Freedom Walking Tour
July 9th – Big Woods walk
July 15 – Mr. Madison is at Home
July 16 – Working Woods Walk
July 19-21 The constitution in Wartime
July 22nd – Mr. Madison is at Home
July 22nd – Behind the Scenes: Archaeology Lab Tour
July 29th- Mr. Madison is at Home
For a complete list of up-to-date events, be sure to Visit the James Madison’s Montpelier events.
Not finding anything you’re interested in? Check out July events going on in Culpeper and Orange !

Island Gerry Duo Performs in July at Lake of the Woods

It is time for the 2nd concert in the Sunset Concert Series at the Point, featuring the Island Gerry Duo: Island Gerry and Matty D! The concert will take place Friday, July 28th, from  7-9PM at Clubhouse Point.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist from Fredericksburg, VA. Gerry Maddox, (Island Gerry) started a solo career in early 2001, Gerry has performed for audiences from the shores of Maryland, to the Florida Keys and Mexico. He’s also performed at several events for Jimmy Buffett shows at Jiffy Lube Live (formerly Nissan Pavilion). Performing music by Bob Marley, Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, John Mayer and Jimmy Buffett to name a few. His music is often described as “Island Rock” but consist of a variety of styles, Rock, Reggae, R&B and Country.
Throughout his solo career, Gerry has performed with other artist, Kimber Cleveland, John Patti, Kara and Matty D and the Calypso Nuts. In 2009 the musical collaboration of Island Gerry and keyboard player Ed Lambert formed Ocean Drive, creating an original style of “Classic Rock” and “Coastal Music.”
The event is FREE and 100% funded by sponsors who are also LOW residents! Sponsors include: The Licata Group REALTORS®, Lakeside Title and Escrow, Design Craft Homes, Townsend Home Health and Hospice Care, Inspired Electrical, Locust Grove Veterinary Clinic, LOW True Value Hardware, and JK Carpets.
For more information, contact Pat Licata at 540.735.7998.

Licata Group in the LOW Independence Day Parade

licata group vanThe Lake of the Woods community will be celebrating Independence Day, this Saturday, July 1st.
Licata Group is proud to be apart of this event and you will see some of our team walking alongside our Licata Group van!
The parade starts at 9:30am, sharp and will start from Yorktown Blvd and end at the Clubhouse.
There will be a flag raising ceremony & festival held at the Clubhouse afterwards!
The LOW Water Ski Club will put on a show from the Clubhouse dock and at about 9pm or dusk, LOW will showcase a display of Fireworks from the top of Veterans Dam.
Throughout the event, the Clubhouse will be offering barbecue, burgers and other items for sale, but please know it is CASH ONLY.
You do not want to miss this truly spectacular celebration!
For more information about this event, please visit the LOW website.
To keep up to date on the latest & upcoming lake of the woods events, be sure to follow Licata Group’s blog!