Category Archives: Locust Grove Community Events

Licata Group Shred Day on Saturday, April, 17th 2021!

We will be hosting a Community Shred Day on Saturday, April 17th from 11 AM – 2PM! Just in time for the end of tax season, so salsa on over and safely and securely shred your documents! The Shred-it truck will be located within the Food Lion parking lot across from the Lake of the Woods front gate, near our office at 36111 Goodwin Drive (between AT&T and CVS). Donations are encouraged but not required, as all proceeds will benefit Lake of the Woods Fire and Rescue. We love being a resource to our community, so come and shred to your heart’s content!

Bring your appetite, too! The fabulous Taco Tuesday Food Truck will be there selling a delicious variety of Mexican fare. Let’s support our community! For more updates, be sure to Click Here!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Northern Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Orange County Restaurant Week, February 19th-28th

The Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Orange Tourism, and LoveOrangeVirginia is proud to bring you their First Annual Restaurant Week!

From February 19th-28th, you are invited and encouraged to celebrate the local restaurants within orange county, and enjoy all of the amazing culinary talent that Orange County has to offer!

Participating restaurants include:

3 B’s Bar and Grill

Barbara’s Soul Food on Wheels

Bello Cucina of the Lake

Clearwater Grill

El Vaquero West Restaurant

Graze Steakhouse

Iron Pipe Alewerks

JB Cakes Bakery & Bistro!

Joe-Joe’s Super Heroes, Burgers & Steak

Krecek Kakes, LLC

La Naranja Cocina Mexicana

Provisions Market Table

The Light Well

Unionville Brewing Co.

Vintage Restaurant

Well Hung Vineyard

Wise Guys Burgers & More

For updates, a list of special menus, and more surprises, be sure to Click Here to visit the official website!

The Lake of the Woods Lioness Club will also be hosting a non-profit fundraiser at Graze Steakhouse on March 4th, from 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Graze will donate 10% of all food, and alcohol sales from the night, including curbside, delivery, dine-in and gift cards!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Northern Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Santa is coming to Lake of the Woods Atop Engine 29!

As busy as this time of year gets, jolly Ol’ Saint Nick always remembers the good boys and girls in Locust Grove! He will be making his rounds atop LOW F&R Engine 29 through Lake of the Woods on December 18th – 20th! Santa is so excited to see all the children in LOW and nearby Locust Grove areas! Santa and the LOW Fire Department are developing a route and tracker that will soon be posted to their website and Facebook page, so please keep checking for further updates! The tracker, when available, can be found at lowfr29.com/santa-tracker.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Orange County Children’s Toy Box Toy Drive

We will be collecting donations for the Orange County Children’s Toy Box now through December 4th, so that we may help make Christmas miracles happen for less fortunate families. Should you wish to donate a gift, you can do so at our office, 36111 Goodwin Drive, Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 5:30 PM. Other drop-off location include the LOW Clubhouse, Fareways cafe in LOW, Lake of the Woods Lions Velona Building (only on 11/7 & 11/14, 9 Am – 12 PM), Coldwell Baker Elite and at the Lioness Book Sale at the Ferris Building (Only on 11/28 from 8:30 AM – 1 PM). Suggested items are family games, sporting equipment (soccer balls, basketballs, etc), art supplies, and any other age-appropriate toy (through age 17). Monetary donations of cash/checks are also accepted; if writing a check, please make it payable to Orange County Children’s Toy Box. Nothing warms your heart more than making a child happy, so please consider helping us put smiles on little faces this Christmas!

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.

The Civic Club Presents an EPIC Conversation

On Wednesday, March 11th at 7PM in the Clubhouse Great Hall , Crystal Hale, Director of the Orange County Department of Social Services, will be our monthly Civic Club speaker. In addition to being charged with ensuring all federal and state mandated human services programs are provided to the citizens of Orange County, Crystal also has a passion for addressing additional social issues such as the opioid epidemic. The Epidemic Intelligence Council (EpIC) is a local council that meets monthly to discuss the opioid crisis and the impact it has in Orange County. This council is comprised of a cross-section of leaders from Orange County, concerned citizens, health professionals, family members and individuals with direct experience, media, and a number of other concerned individuals. Crystal currently serves as the facilitator of EpIC and; along with all participants of the group, she is committed to helping to educate the community, provide resources for those in need, and diminish the ugly stigma of addiction. While Crystal enjoys her work with EpIC, she points out that the great progress made is a result of the overall group effort.

Ms. Hale will provide insight on the opioid epidemic to include a brief history as well as what it looks like from a national, state, and local perspective. Crystal will focus on the importance of eliminating the stigma of addiction and will also touch on the progress made, the additional work currently underway, and what the future holds.

Crystal is a life-long native of Orange County and currently lives with her husband, two teenage children and various pets on the family farm. She graduated from Orange County High School and earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from The University of Mary Washington. After spending over ten years working for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in various management positions, Crystal accepted an opportunity to work with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and shifted her focus to the human services field. She served as Director at Rappahannock County Department of Social Services prior to coming to Orange County Department of Social Services in 2017 and is thrilled to serve her hometown community.

Civic Club Speakers to Present “Living Easier with Less” on Wednesday, 2/12 at 7PM

Back by popular demand…On Wednesday, February 12, at 7:00pm in the Clubhouse Great Hall, two guest speakers will address the art of organizing and decluttering our homes and methods for removal of the items in order to accomplish an easier way of life. Even if one’s home is the perfect fit, there still may be items that can be “released” for simpler living. For many people, the stress comes from not knowing how to take the first step of thinking through what should stay or go, and for others it may be not knowing how to sell or where to donate items no longer needed or wanted.

Linda Clevenger, Professional Organizer and Owner of Organization Direct, will be our first speaker. Linda has been helping homeowners downsize, right-size, purge, and eliminate items from their homes for over 12 years. She helps clients walk through the process of making decisions regarding the need to keep items and how it will impact life both now and in the future. As the spouse of a disabled Veteran, she is passionate about helping other Veterans and those who struggle with the day to day task of living a clutter-free life.

Cathy France, owner of CopperStone Auctions and Estates, will provide options for the sale of items no longer wanted or needed. CopperStone’s offerings include estate sales from the home, consignment and auction services, and complete buyout of a home’s contents. And of course, the option always exists to donate items to organizations such as the LOW Lions.

There will be time allotted for questions, and we hope to see you there!

Thanks, Pat

Lake of the Woods Committee Fair Happening on March 20th!

Are you looking to get more involved with your LOW community? Then be sure to come to the Lake of the Woods Committee Fair on March 20th from 1:00PM – 4:00PM at the LOW Clubhouse! Here you’ll get the opportunity to learn more about what all goes on in your community, as well as meet all the committee members that help to keep the lake as perfect as it can be! Take the opportunity to learn more about the various committees to choose from, and even volunteer to serve as one of the members, and alternate or even an advisor! The fair is free to attend, and refreshments will be served, as well as raffles/door prizes from Fairways and more! Make sure you save the date, as this is sure to be a wonderful day and opportunity to connect with your LOW community!

LOW Junior Sailor’s Camp Happening This June!

Are you looking to give your kids a great experience on the lake this summer? This might be the perfect opportunity! The Junior Sailing Program will be offering two youth sailing camps starting this summer! The first session will be for beginner sailors and will be held from June 22nd through June 26th. The second session will be for the more advanced class, being 2 or more years of JSP camp experience, will be from June 29th to July 2nd. Both camps will be for children 8-15 who can swim and are interested in learning how to sail properly, and safely. Both camps will run from 8AM – 12PM at Sailboat Beach. All campers are required to wear swimsuits, closed-toe water shoes, a Coast Guard-approved life jacket, and must bring a working whistle. The cost for a week-long session of camp is $190, and application forms are available at the Holcomb Building Member Services Area. This is a fantastic way for kids to learn how to properly sail, and become future participants in lake recreation! For more information, contact Dan McFarland at danmcfarland1@comcast.net

LOW Garden’s Club Valentine Warm-up Party on 2/12!

Looking to spend some time warming up to a significant other? Then be sure to stop by the LOW Clubhouse on February 12th for the Valentines Day Winter Warmup Party, hosted by the LOW Garden Club! From 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM you’ll enjoy your choice of wine, beer or sparkling cider, cheese and delectable chocolate covered strawberries! Seasonable snacks will also be served, and a raffle will be held with your chance to win either a secret surprise, brunch at the LOW Clubhouse, or a dozen roses! Tickets for the party are $18 each, and must be purchased in advance. The Garden Club will also be collecting for the food bank, and ask for a single-served item for a kids lunch to be donated. For more information about tickets or general information, be sure to Click Here!

LOW Players are holding Auditions for “Four Weddings and an Elvis” on January, 26th!

Are you looking to become a star? Wanting to take a step into the wonderful world of theatre? Well now’s your chance! The Lake of the Woods Players are holding auditions for the Spring Comedy, “Four Weddings and an Elvis” premiering on March 27th! This is a great opportunity to flex your acting talent, and break out into a new role in life! Auditions will be held at the LOW Community Center on Sunday, Jan 26th at 2 PM, and Monday, Jan 27th at 7 PM. For more information, be sure to Click Here!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com