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Date Night in the Kitchen: Slope Side

Saturday, February 15th from 6:30 - 9 PM at Sycamore House. Willowsford Kitchen has created a delicious winter menu and will teach you and your significant other to create tasty cuisine using local products. Date Night in the Kitchen is a hands-on, light cooking class for adults 21+ only. Cost is $150/couple. View menu and register here.


HOA Board of Directors Election Information

The Association (HOA) Board of Directors is transitioning to an all-resident board on March 30, 2020 at the Annual Meeting. There are five (5) seats up for election for two and three-year terms.

The Call for Candidates was recently emailed to members. The deadline for candidate submissions is February 19th. If you have any questions, please contact HOA@willowsford.com
A “Meet the Candidates” event is scheduled for 6:30 PM on February, 27th at Sycamore House to provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about each of the candidates prior to voting. 

For this election, the Board is transitioning to electronic voting and has selected “The Inspectors of Election” an independent third party vendor to administer the election. Owners of record will receive an email with unique user credentials to vote electronically. One vote per household is permitted.

Calling All Volunteers-Election Nominating Committee

The Association (HOA) is seeking volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee for the upcoming Board of Directors Election of five (5) resident Directors at the Annual Meeting being held on March 30, 2020. If you are a Member in good standing who is 18 years of age or older, and will not be running for election in the upcoming Board of Directors Election, please consider volunteering to serve on the Nominating Committee. Volunteers, please email Rlyons@willowsfordlife.com no later than January 30th. *Committee Members will be expected to attend the Annual Meeting on March 30, 2020 6:30 PM at Sycamore House and possibly one brief daytime committee meeting prior to the election.

Board Meeting Summary

The Board met January 16th, and the following notable actions were taken: The Board adopted the Amended HOA and Conservancy Reciprocal use and easement agreement for continued collaboration and use of spaces, a policy resolution to allow electronic voting and approved a limited time signage lease agreement with Hartland LLC (details included in the Board open session package in the website document center). Contracts were approved for resurfacing Sycamore House’s main pool, replacement of cabana fabric at both pools, and a modest pickup truck for Operations use. Approved Minutes and documents are available to view on WillowsfordLife.com.  

Winter Weather Procedures

It’s that time again! Please click here for Willowsford's snow removal policies and other important winter weather information. As a reminder, the Association will perform snow removal if the depth of snow reaches two inches on the roads and still falling. If protocol is met, removal will start no later than four (4) hours after snow stops fully. 

Community Standards Inspection Reminder

The following sections can expect to see our Community Standards Team, Sierra and Tracey, completing Comprehensive Inspections over the next few months: The Grant - 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 7C, 8A; The Greens - 10A2, 10B1. Click here to determine what section your street is in. Sierra and Tracey will be dressed in Willowsford Gear and/or wearing an ID lanyard. You can expect to see them taking pictures and walking along the sides and rear of the property. Please keep in mind that you may see our Community Standards Team throughout all Villages and Sections completing resale inspections and following up on reported violations.

Blue Ridge District News Flash

Supervisor Tony Buffington's office is currently seeking applicants for the following volunteer opportunities: Commission on Aging (COA); Water Resources Technical Advisory Committee (WRTAC); Police Directed Towing Advisory Board (PDTAB). Click here for more information. 

Conservancy Resident Board Member Update

"Greetings! Our names are Greg, Claudette and Chase and we’re serving as the three resident members of the Conservancy’s Board of Trustees this year. Much like our HOA counterparts, Mike and Bill, we’d like to provide you with occasional updates -- residents to residents -- about the Conservancy and its mission, operations, successes and challenges." Continue reading on WillowsfordConservancy.org

Conservancy Update Meetings

Please join Willowsford Conservancy for an update meeting on Wednesday, February 19th at Sycamore House or on Tuesday, February 25th at The Lodge. Conservancy staff and Board members will review information on the Conservancy’s role within the Willowsford community; current projects; the FY2020 budget; and opportunities for residents to get involved with the Conservancy’s work. You must register to attend! Snow date is Wednesday, March 4th.

Design Review

For DRC applications, Design Guidelines and more information, click here

Application Deadline - February 12th
Pre-Review Meeting - February 18th

DRC Meeting - February 26th


JCA Half Pints (Age 5-8): Pasta Manga Mania

Tuesdays: February 4th - March 10th from 5 - 7 PM at The Lodge. Kids can cook and entertain! Willowsford’s Jr. Chef Academy Half Pints is a special 6-week series of classes teaching children how to plan, cook for, and throw a party. Kids will learn about a variety of key cooking techniques, party planning and party etiquette. The series finale will be a three-course meal prepared and hosted by the kids, followed by a graduation ceremony. The Jr. Chef Academy per-child price includes an apron, dinner each evening and an invitation for one parent to attend the graduation dinner and ceremony. Cost is $325/child. View menu and register here.

LEGO® Robotics Class

Thursdays: February 6th - March 12th from 5:45 - 6:45 PM at Sycamore House. Ages 5-10. Do you love LEGO®? Why not combine our robotics class to the exciting world of LEGO®? Students will work in a team while building their programs through a series of challenges and introduce them to pair programming. Students will create a different model with science concepts, for example, investigate the effects of forces on the movement of an object—designed for both new & returning students. An entirely new curriculum is offered this winter! Cost is $135/student. Register here. 

SciGenius Chess Club

Fridays: February 7th - March 13th from 5:45 - 6:45 PM at Sycamore House. Ages 5-10. Students of any level will enjoy the challenge of chess at the SciGenius Chess Club! Students will learn the rules and tactics of chess and will then get to test out their strategies by playing against students of similar experience. Our instructors offer individualized support and training, so each student, whether beginners or advanced players, will receive the personal skill development they need to enhance their abilities. Cost is $125/student. Register here.

Valentine's Dinner

Saturday, February 8th from 6:30 - 9 PM at The Lodge. Treat your loved one to a sumptuous, four-course meal prepared by the Willowsford Kitchen. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine, followed by an elegant, seasonal dinner featuring Willowsford Farm's harvest, and paired with fine Italian wines. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30 PM with dinner at 7 PM. Couples will be seated at tables of eight. This is an adults-only event. Cost is $190/coupleView menu and register here.

Willowsford 101

Wednesday, February 26th from 6:30 - 9 PM at Sycamore House. If you have not already attended Willowsford 101, please join us! Team members from the HOA, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Conservancy and Farm will be present to give you an overview of each aspect of our beautiful community. Begin the evening by mingling with representatives from our resident Community Groups. This fun, interactive evening is a great opportunity to learn about your community and mingle with your neighbors!  Register here. 

Wine Duel: Big Whites & Big Reds

Thursday, March 5th from 6:30 - 9 PM at Sycamore House. Join Chef Bonnie and Sommelier Nick Materese as they guide you through a taste comparison contrasting different styles of Big Whites and Big Reds. Willowsford Kitchen will prepare a series of four small plates while Nick pours dueling glasses of wines from award winning, small producers from all over the world. From a Grand Reserve Cava to a wine literally called Pass the Cookies, Bonnie and Nick choose bold wines with outstanding flavor that they think are perfect with these dishes. You will taste four Big Whites and four Big Reds and decide which pairing wins! Cost is $85/person. Register here. 

Willowsford Mercantile

Willowsford Mercantile

Shop Willowsford Mercantile, our exclusive online boutique. Featured products include wine glasses, apparel, holiday ornaments, and other Willowsford-branded merchandise. Supplies are limited, so you won't want to wait!


March 7th - CAPS vs Penguins & Chili Cook-Off
March 19th - Pasta Favorites
March 20th - Spring Acoustic Fireside
March 28th - 
Date Night in the Kitchen

Community Clubs
Community Clubs

Brew Club

Willowford Brew Club is hosting an event on Friday, January 31st from 6:30 - 10:30 PM at The Lodge. We'll have a speaker from Old Bust Head Brewery talk about their brewery and beers. We'll have a selection of OBH beers to try so bring a few extra bucks for the sampling, a dish to share, and any beverages you wish. See our Facebook page or sign up for our email list at willowsfordbrewclub@gmail.com.  

Old Bust Head Brewing Company is named for a rural crossroads in the rolling hills of Fauquier County, Virginia. The locals who dubbed the corner ‘Bust Head’ enjoyed not only the potent libations brewed there, but also a little good humor. Some say the nickname came about when a neighbor fell off his horse after ‘overindulging’ at the corner shop one evening. Others say the locals who drank there were partial to Saturday night fights, or that they just fell down and busted their heads on the rough old country road. 

Old Bust Head is an independent craft brewery and brews a wide variety of ales and lagers from Pilsners to Porters. The name of the beers are typically anecdotes from their local community in Vint Hill, Virgina. You can check out what goes into making their delicious brews while reading about the story behind each label. Old Bust Head is serious about the art of crafting exceptional beer, passionate about the environment, and likes to keep things in perspective and enjoyable for everyone.  
Old Bust Head is located just 30 minutes South from The Lodge off Route 15 in Vint Hill, Virgina. Old Bust Head has a great venue with food trucks, music, growler fills, and brewery tours Wednesdays - Sunday. See their website for details. 

Willowsford Cares

Please join the Willowsford Cares Club Sunday, February 9th from 12 - 4 PM at Old Ox Brewery for Bags and Brews for CAH, a corn hole tournament to benefit the CARES Foundation. Bring the fam and enjoy an afternoon of corn hole, craft beer, food trucks, music and games for the kiddos!
Registration is $100 per team (2 players per team) for corn hole participants. We will have prizes for the top three teams to include packages from Bowerlo, Total Wine, Coopers Hawk Winery, Barrel Oak Winery and more! We will also be doing a silent auction with items such as an autographed Stephen Strasburg baseball, items from Stella and Dot, and Wegmans gift baskets.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, Old Ox Brewery, Rubinos Pizzeria, and Wegmans, we will be able to donate almost 100% of the proceeds to the CARES Foundation.
Don’t want to play? We welcome supporters as well and are excited to come together as a community to support this good cause! You can also just make a donation.
To secure your spot, please PayPal $100 to willowsfordcares@gmail.com and indicate the players on your team. We are limiting this to 40 teams, so sign up soon! If you would just like to come hang out, no RSVP is needed.

Social Club

Willowsford Social Club is pleased to announce our Belated Valentine’s Day Party on Saturday, February 22nd from 6 – 9 PM at Sycamore House (ADULTS ONLY). Please RSVP by February 10th to tell us which dish you will provide. By way of suggestion, so there is not a scarcity of one item and an abundance of another, alphabetically by last name: A-E bring a side dish, E-J bring an entree, K-P bring a dessert, and Q-Z bring an appetizer. Please bring your own beverage or wine to share, if you choose. Cutlery, napkins, cups, and plates will be provided. Send your RSVP and food dish information for this event to maxharwell@gmail.com.

Join a Club

Joining a Community Club is a great way to meet your neighbors, become familiar with your community, and make real world connections. Willowsford-sponsored Community Clubs encourage connections among residents who share common interests in a hobby, social, cultural, or recreational activity. Click here for more information.


Early Express HIIT & LIFT at SH

4 Weeks: 2/2 - 2/28

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:39 AM at Sycamore House. Tired? Stressed? Ready for a change in your routine? Join us at Sycamore House for a killer workout that will help you gain strength, energy, and patience. Yes! Focusing on your health can help all of these! Get your heart pumping! We lift weights, swing kettlebells, slam balls, use bands, bender balls, steps, and more. No workout is exactly the same. Grab a neighbor and join now, space is limited. Register here. 

Willowsford Fit

Our state-of-the-art Fitness Center is located inside The Lodge in The Greens. The facility offers Matrix cardio machines, circuit training weight machines and free weights. Cardio machines include iPhone/iPod connectors and personal TV stations. Key fob access is available 4 AM - 11 PM daily.

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