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Easter in the Greens – Saturday, April 8 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at The Lodge. Face painting, donuts, cider, baby animals, the Easter Bunny and more! Come celebrate spring at The Lodge with your family and neighbors! Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket! This event is free to attend, but a reservation for the egg hunt is required. RSVP here!

Announcements

Amended Due Process Resolution – As guidelines, rules and other various documents are approved, they are added to the website in an effort to keep owners informed. The Board approved an amended resolution pertaining to Due Process within Willowsford. The primary reason for the amendment was to include specifics regarding unit maintenance such as lawn and landscaping. Visit WillowsfordLife.com (resource center>governing documents>resolutions) to view the complete resolution. Please contact HOA@Willowsford.com if you have a question or would like a printed copy. 

Amenity Use and Rental Guidelines– The Board also recently approved revisions to the Amenity Use Guidelines and Rental Fees (below) within Willowsford. Full building rental fees have been reduced and various add-on costs removed. Please contact Lifestyle@willowsford.com to book your next celebration!

HOA Annual Meeting  Tuesday, March 28 at The Lodge at 6:30 PM. Please click here to rsvp and to submit questions. 

Spring Reminders from Your Willowsford Life Team – Spring is rapidly approaching and before we know it, the grass will be growing and flowers blooming.  We would like to provide some helpful tips and reminders as you begin Spring landscaping. Click HERE to learn more about: Lawn Care, Landscaping, Common Area Woods and Meadows, and Wooded Lots.

Dulles South School Meeting Notice – Loudoun County Public Schools will hold a community information meeting to review the proposed HS-9 and ES-29, Dulles South area high school and elementary school, and Loudoun County public use site, on March 27, 2017, at the John Champe High School cafeteria (41535 Sacred Mountain Street, Aldie, VA 20105) at 6:30 PM. Click HERE for more information. 

Community Standards Inspection Reminder – The following sections in The Grange can expect to see Elexandra over the next few months: 2, 3A, 3B, 3C. Click here to determine what section your street is in. Elexandra will be dressed in Willowsford Gear and/or wearing an ID lanyard. You can expect to see her taking pictures and walking along the property.

Community Update Meeting – The Willowsford Development Team has scheduled its next Community Update meeting for April 18 at 6:30 PM at The Lodge. Please attend to learn more about improvements to our road network, plans for the adjacent school sites and parks, the proposed additions of land to The Grove and The Greens and other exciting news. In particular, many Grove residents will be interested to learn more about the revised Preliminary Plan that was submitted, (which required the posting of public notice signage around the proposed new section of homes). Residents are encouraged to register to give the HOA an accurate head count for preparations. Register here.

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Voices of Willowsford – Give back to the community socially by sharing your favorite recipes, local experiences and stories with the Willowsford Ramblings blog! Does your child love to write? We want to hear about their connection to the community; with their friends, neighbors, on the trails, at the Farm and pool. Email your blog posts to lifestyle@willowsford.com.  

 The next Design Review Meeting, (DRC) is on March 29 at 9 AM. For DRC applications, Design Guidelines and more information, click HERE! 
 

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Beer Brunch at The Lodge – April 30 from 12 to 2 PM. Delicious beer brunch featuring food made with Willowsford Farm and local area products paired with a selection of local beer and wine! $65/person ADULTS ONLY. Register here!


On the Menu

Marzan Glazed Sticky Buns

Amber Ale Glazed Heritage Hollow Short Rib Hash with Olive Oil Poached Eggs

Woodson’s Mill Grits with Local Cheddar and Charred Onion Compote

Spring Greens, Walnuts and Wheat Beer Vinaigrette

Chocolate Stout Floats with House-made Vanilla Ice Cream


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NEW 3-Week Series: Ladies Lunch & Learn – May 3, 10, 17 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Sycamore House. Per class: $70/person OR 3-week series: $195/person.

In this 3-week, technique driven series you will learn what to look for at the Farm Stand, how to store it, and how to prepare the best the season has to offer.  Lunch will be served along with a glass of wine. 
Register here!

Week 1: Cooking with Herbs

  • Steamed Mussels in White Wine and Farm Herbs
  • Grilled Flank Steak with Herbed Butter, Gremolata and Chimichurri Sauces
  • Herbed Biscuits
Week 2: Beyond the Greens
  • Grilled Asparagus and Shrimp Salad with Romesco Sauce
  • Zucchini Carpaccio with Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carrot Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Spring Kale Caesar Salad
  • Moroccan Spiced Lamb, Red Onion and Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Mint Dressing
  • Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad with Smoked Chili Buttermilk Ranch

Week 3: Farmhouse Kitchen Grilling and Roasting

  • Roasted Beets, Local Goat Cheese with Hazelnut Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Beet Hummus with Grilled Pita Chips
  • Grilled Eggplant and Chickpea Salad with Mint and Feta
  • Grilled Eggplant Rollatini with House-made Ricotta
  • Skirt Steak with Sicilian-Style Roasted Pepper Salad
  • Roasted Potatoes with Spicy Tomato Mayo

Mother’s Day Bakeshop – May 13 from 10 AM to 12 PM at The Lodge. Kids hands-on baking class where students will make a box of sweet and savory treats for Mom on her special day! On the menu: Ham and Cheese Croissants, Farm Garden Berry Coffeecake, Sugar Cookie ‘Flowers’ and ‘Butterflies,’ and Chocolate Turtle Cookies. Register here!

  • Children ages 8 and up: $50
  • Adult/Child pair (children ages 5 to 7 must be accompanied by an adult): $70
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Mother’s Day Brunch – May 14 from 12 to 1:30 PM at Sycamore House. Celebrate Mom with a relaxing and delicious Willowsford Farm-inspired buffet in the Courtyard! $50/adult; $25/child (12 and under). Register here!


On the Menu

Champagne Cocktail, Strawberry-Lemonade & Iced Tea

House-made Bread Basket (Chocolate Croissants, Woodson’s Mill Corn Muffins, Breakfast Beignets) with House-made Jam and Butter

Spring Greens, Local Goat Cheese, Farm Strawberries and Champagne Vinaigrette

Made-to-Order Omelets with Willowsford’s Free Grange Eggs

Hash Browned Herbed Potatoes

House-made Local Sausage with Cheddar Biscuits

Willowsford Farm Strawberry-Rhubarb Shortcake with Whipped Cream


Save these Date for Upcoming Events!

  • Movie Under the Stars – May 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 PM at Sycamore House 
  • Opening Day Splash Parties – May 27 from 12 to 4 PM
  • Summer Concert Series – June 2 at The Lodge. Ted Garber and he’s bringing a band! Guaranteed to be a fantastic evening!
  • Child/Parent Culinary Work Shops: Children and parents work together to learn and create culinary dishes with the Kitchen team. More details to come! Ages 5-8 ($70/pair) on July 12 from 5 to 7 PM at The Lodge ages 9-12 ($85/pair) on July 25 from 5 to 7:30 PM at The Lodge.

Camp Willowsford  Looking for an amazingly fun, one-of-a-kind experience for your child this summer? Camp Willowsford will instill in your child a lifelong love for nature, good food and healthy living, foster talents and explore unknown capabilities - all in your very own backyard. There’s not another camp like it. 
 
Beginning in July, we’re offering a well-rounded selection of camps that will suit your child’s interests and needs. This summer, you’ll find everything from Discover, Lost & Found in the Wilds of Willowsford, Cooking Around the World, to Lego, art and music! Each day ends with pool fun and games with the instructors. 


Learn more and register: 2017 Camp Willowsford Brochure!


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Upcoming Club Events: Garden Club Update – Open registration for garden plots begins April 1! For more information about the Garden Club please contact Christine Somer, somertcnA@verizon.net, or Jill Nolton, jill_nolton@mac.com. For Community Club events and information, click HERE!

Conservancy & Farm
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In Search Of  Cardboard moving boxes needed!  The Conservancy needs cardboard for their meadow restoration project.  Cardboard is used to smother unwanted vegetation, and its biodegradable. Moving boxes are the perfect thickness.  Andrew and Mark will pick up any boxes that you would like to donate!  Please reach out to the conservancy at info@willowsfordconservancy.org

Earth Day Bluebird Nestbox Tour – Saturday, April 22 from 1 to 2 PM. Join us on the Farm Loop in The Grange for a nesting box tour led by Conservancy Ranger Andrew Richardson. We will peek into the nesting boxes and talk about the Eastern bluebird’s life cycle, habitat needs, and challenges the birds face. Limited to 18 participants. Meet at the Farm Stand.  RSVP here!

Voices in the Night Amphibian Program – Thursday, April 27 from 7 to 9 PM at Sycamore House/Grange meadow. Have you ever listened to the nighttime sounds and wondered who was making that noise?  Join us for Voices in the Night and learn how to identify local frog and toad species based solely on the sounds they make.  There is something very rewarding about closing your eyes and knowing what critters are around you.  So, come out and explore our local frogs and toads at Willowsford! $5/person. Register here!

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2017 CSA Open to Residents To learn more about CSA and The Farm, including answers to questions like "how, where, when, how much; is right for you; and how to sign up" and more, click here.

Use these coupon codes for a free week of weekly vegetable shares:

  • VEGALLYEAR (for large vegetable shares)
  • HOORAYVEG (for small vegetable shares)
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