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Camp Willowsford - Camp Willowsford is back this summer and we’re excited to share that we’re starting a little earlier this year—the week after LCPS lets out. From the Farm, Kitchen, and the new Cedar Pond Pavilion, to our recreation spaces in The Lodge and Sycamore House, and of course, the vast Conservancy open spaces, learning opportunities at Willowsford have no bounds.

Beginning in June, we’re offering a well-rounded selection of camps that will suit your child’s interests and needs. This summer, you’ll find a wide range of camps from Discover, Lost & Found in the Wilds of Willowsford, Pasta and French culinary camps, to LEGO®, art and STEAM! Every day ends with well-deserved pool time (except for Session 1 of ‘Lost & Found in the Wilds of Willowsford’ which starts and ends at the brand new Cedar Pond Pavilion).

Registration is on a per week basis. There are two sessions per week and two age groups. The “Pioneers” are ages 5-8 and the “Explorers” are ages 9-12.

Click here for the
 2018 Camp Willowsford Brochure and to register!

Announcements

Board of Directors Meeting DATE CHANGE – The Board of Directors meets every other month. The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 15th at 10 AM at Sycamore House. Open session and resident comment period expected to start approximately 10:15 to 10:30 AM.

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We’re Growing! - Please join us in welcoming our 2 newest HOA team members, Kirk Peterson and Fatima Mohamed. Kirk and Fatima are our new Community Standards Inspectors, so you can expect to see them driving the community and walking the property frequently. If you see them out and about, please feel free to say hello and introduce yourself! 

HOA Annual Meeting/Election of two (2) Directors of the Board - In accordance with the provisions of Article 2, Section 2.4 of the Bylaws of the Willowsford Homeowners Association, Inc., this serves as notice of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Members that will convene at 6:30 PM, Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, at Sycamore House, located at 23506 Founders Drive, Ashburn, Virginia 20148. The primary business to be conducted at this Meeting is to elect two (2) at large Owner Directors of the Board to serve a 2-year term or until termination of the Founder Control Period. The nominating process has been executed by the Nominating Committee comprised of resident members, John Nash, Gary Eisenberg, Phil “Buzz” Jordan, as well as one Board member, Mark Trostle. We encourage you to attend the meeting to vote, meet your neighbors and learn more about your community.  Please register here.

Click here to review the draft agenda, candidate petitions and a proxy form to complete if you will not be able to attend the meeting.

Proposed Revision to Lighting Guidelines - In response to feedback received from homeowners regarding outdoor lighting, the Design Review Committee has drafted a Revised Outdoor Lighting Policy. The Board of Directors would like to receive resident feedback on this policy before taking action. Please review the Revised Outdoor Lighting Policy as well as the Current Light Guidelines and email your feedback to HOA@willowsford.com no later than March 21st.

Winter Weather Procedures - Please click HERE  for Willowsford's Snow Removal Policy and other important winter weather information.

Willowsford Neighborhood Watch Willowsford Homeowner's Association is looking for resident volunteers for our neighborhood watch program.  If you are interested, please send an email to the  Willowsford HOA.

Design Review Meeting 

DRC Deadline - March 19th
Pre-Review Meeting - March 21st
DRC Meeting - March 28th

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


Lifestyle

SOLD OUT! Date Night: Spanish Tapas - Saturday, March 10th from 6:30 to 9 PM at The Lodge.  You and your loved one will create authentic Spanish Tapas while sipping on Sangria and Chef Bonnie's favorite Spanish wines!  Chef Bonnie has prepared an exciting menu using Willowsford Farm ingredients with a Spanish flare.  $130/couple. ADULTS ONLY.

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Willowsford Spring EGGstravaganza - Saturday, March 24th from 11 AM to 1 PM at The Lodge.  Willowsford kids are invited to search for eggs filled with treats! We'll have adorable baby animals, face painting, games, and delicious donuts and cider from Carpe Donuts!  Don't forget your cameras to take pictures with the Easter Bunny!  Enjoy the day and celebrate spring (the egg hunt will begin at 11:15 AM) This event is FREE but children must be registered to participate in the egg hunt!  Please register your egg-hunters here!

Willowsford Flea Market – Saturday, April 14th from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Sycamore House parking lot. Mark your calendars for Willowsford's first Semi Annual Flea Market-a Resident-organized event! This event will be similar to the Community Yard Sales that we've had in the past but are opening it up to folks that are interested in selling more than just their second-hand items. There are a lot of great business owners and talented crafters in our neighborhood, so this is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors along with other flea market goers to promote your product and/or service offerings. Rain date: Sunday, April 15th.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11th!  Registration is NOW OPEN to claim your spot at the Willowsford Flea Market! It’s time to gather up all those unused treasures and make some money - this resident-organized event will be advertised and is open to the public! Important details:  

  • Each space is approx. 9-10 feet in width. 
  • Spaces will be assigned in the order in which registrations are received.
  • Spaces are only $10/each. More than one space may be purchased.
  • Children and teens may bring lemonade, cookies and other items for sale if they wish.  Spaces for children are $5/each.  Please be sure they bring their own change and any supplies they may need, such as chairs, cups, napkins, tables and signage if desired. 
  • Load-in and Set-Up time begins at 6:30 AM.  Sale begins promptly at 8 AM.  NO CARS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE SALE AREA AFTER 8 AM.  Please arrive early and unload quickly!
  • All items must be pre-priced and clearly labeled.  PLEASE- no broken or non-working items.
  • Bring your own table for display purposes (if desired), and lawn chairs.
  • Bring your own change!! We recommend a secure cash box with lots of $1, $5 and $10 bills. 
  • Sale ends at 1 PM.   

Remember, all registrations MUST be received no later than 5 PM on Wednesday, April 11th.  Don’t miss your chance to sign up today! Register here!  


JCA

Jr. Chef Academy Half Pints: Tea: A Drink with Jam and Bread - Thursdays, April 12th - May 17th from 5 to 7 PM at The Lodge. JCA is a series of classes that teach children how to plan, prep, cook, and throw a party. Kids will learn how to cook seasonally, use the Willowsford Farm harvest, a variety of key cooking techniques, party planning and etiquette. The series finale will be a special celebration, hosted and catered by the kids, followed by a graduation. The JCA per-child price includes an invitation for one special guest to attend the party and graduation ceremony. *Vegetarian options available upon request. Register here!

Sample Menu 
(subject to change based on harvest)

Week 1 
Biscuits and Cupcakes
Classic Buttermilk Biscuits
Build-Your-Own Farm Vegetable Pot Pie
Build-Your-Own Cupcakes


Week 2 
Pita Bread
Farm Garden Stuffed Pocket Sandwiches
Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing


Week 3
Focaccia
Farm Herb and Sea Salt Focaccia
Willowsford Farm Egg Salad
Assorted Tea Sandwiches


Week 4 
Pizza and Flatbread
Cheese Pizza with Willowsford Farm Tomato Sauce
Farm Vegetable Flatbread


Week 5 
Calzones
Build-Your-Own Calzones
Prep for Graduation


Week 6: Graduation 
Sweet and Savory Tea
Virginia Ham Biscuit Tea Sandwiches
Assorted Focaccia Tea Sandwiches
Scones with Butter and Willowsford Farm Jam
Decorated Cupcakes
Iced Tea / Hot Tea
Strawberry Lemonade



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Willowsford Waves - Hey Waves, it's that time again...time to start thinking about summer swim team! We are lucky to welcome back Coach Eric Bateman for his 5th season as head coach. He is bringing with him an all-star team of senior coaches. We are looking forward to another great summer.

We have some important dates coming up, so be sure to mark your calendars. All of these dates will be discussed in more detail at the March 1st Informational Meeting. Please be sure to check the Willowsford Weekly as additional information will be posted here as well as our 
Facebook page and website.

  • March 1: Swim Team General Information Sessions 
  • March 4-25: Early Bird Online Registration (swimmer discount offered with Early Bird Registration)
  • March 11: Swim Evaluations (new swimmers only with no other swim team experience, Mini-Waves looking to move up)
    • 1 to 3 PM @ Propel Swim Academy *we will be posting a Sign Up Genius soon
  • March 26: Regular Online Registration begins
  • May 5: Swim Suit Fittings 
    • 2 to 3:30 PM @ The Lodge
  • May 29: Practice begins at Sycamore Pool
    • Times will be posted prior to Early Bird Registration             
  • May 30: Mandatory Parent Meeting (please choose one meeting to attend, option 1)
    • 5 PM @ Sycamore Pool
  • May 31: Mini Waves Online Registration opens
  • June 6  Mandatory Parent Meeting (please choose one meeting to attend, option 2)
    • 5 PM @ Lodge Pool
  • June 9 Registration closes for the Willowsford Waves Swim Team 2018 season
  • June 18 Morning Practices begin
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Willowsford Fitness Schedule 

  • Monday – 5:30 AM, Early Express Bootcamp with Laurie Hudicek, Sycamore House Multipurpose Room
  • Tuesday – 10 AM, Bootcamp with Erica, The Lodge Multipurpose Room
  • Tuesday - 6:30 PM, Yoga with Jody, The Lodge Multipurpose Room 
  • Wednesday – 5:30 AM, Early Express Bootcamp with Laurie Hudicek, Sycamore House Multipurpose Room
  • Wednesday -6:30 PM, BarreFit with Rosemarie, Sycamore House Studio 
  • Thursday – 10 AM, Bootcamp with Erica, Sycamore House Multipurpose Room
  • Thursday – 6:30 PM, Gentle Yoga with Jody, The Lodge Multipurpose Room 
  • Friday – 5:30 AM, Early Express Bootcamp with Laurie Hudicek, Sycamore House Multipurpose Room
  • Friday - 9:30 AM, Gentle Yoga with Jody, The Lodge Multipurpose Room 
*Please bring water and a towel to class with you. If you are attending Yoga, please bring a mat. To view the schedule or register for classes, please download the Studio Pink Fit mobile app (in iTunes or GooglePlay) or visit studiopinkfit.com/schedule. If you have any questions or would like to be on the Willowsford Fit email list, please email Kathy@studiopinkfit.com.

Save-the-Dates 

Spring Acoustic Fireside - April 27th 
Date Night in the Kitchen - May 5th
Mother's Day Brunch - May 13th
Wineries at Willowsford - June 2nd


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Garden Club - Registration is open for prior year plot holders. The registration form can be found on the last page of the Community Garden Guidelines.

  • Plot Sizes and Assignments – Over the past years we have realized that most of the plots are too small to accommodate plant spread and rotation requirements (i.e. Tomatoes should not be planted in the same spot each year due to soil depletion). We are proposing a new layout of 32 plots.
  • Returning gardeners will have first choice to keep prior assigned plots for this season.  
  • By May 1st , your plot rental payments must be received by the HOA (you can mail in or drop your checks off at Sycamore House)...otherwise verbally or digitally reserved plots will be made available to the next person on the wait list. Once we have everyone’s initial plot selections, we will send an updated plot rental list out to the group showing available plots.

Thanks again for all your support...If you have any questions please contact us or visit the Facebook page.

Wine Club South Event - Friday, March 16th from 6 to 9 PM at The Lodge. Join us at The O'Lodge for some Shamrocks & Shenanigans where the wine will be magically delicious! 

Potluck style! Bring your favorite Irish dish if you wish or green colored sweet treat along w a bottle or two of your favorite magically delicious wine to share w neighbors! 
Sign up here for what your are bringing and please RSVP on the Facebook page


Social Club Sock Hop - March 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at The Lodge. The Willowsford Social Club wants you to dig out your bobby socks, poodle skirts, white t-shirts and saddle shoes for a 50/60's sock hop! Test your knowledge of rock trivia! “Left,Center, Right” will be played at the end of the evening, so please bring three one dollar bills for each person. The winner will go home with the $$ pot $$. Please bring your favorite food from this era to share with group. Let us know what you are bringing when you RSVP. Don’t forget to bring your favorite beverage! Register here!

Mountain Bike Club - Sunday, March 11th at 1 PM at The Lodge. Willowsford Bike Jerseys are in and will be available for purchase!  Come join us to talk about riding the trails this year. Riders of all levels from beginner to expert are invited. Whether you have a bike yet or not. We will talk about group rides and now that we have jerseys, races to do as a group! Our friends from Beeline Bikes Powered by The Bike Lane will be there with their mobile bike shop to do a basic bike maintenance clinic and will bring some bikes to test ride for those that don’t yet have bikes or are looking to upgrade their current ride. They offer a 5% discount when you mention the Willowsford Mountain Bike Club (excludes labor for service). 

If the weather cooperates we will do a group ride before the meeting.  All levels of experience are welcome. One of our ride leaders will ride with any beginners for a no drop ride. Visit our Facebook page


For Community Club events and information, click HERE!

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CSA Shares Open - Remember CSA Shares are on sale now. Sign up here.

Residents who purchase a share valued at $500 or more will receive an exclusive, Willowsford Resident 'Farm Use' hat with their first distribution. 

Debit Cards - We will be calling all of you who emailed about Debit Cards very soon. If you haven't reserved one yet, be sure and email your name, phone number, mailing address and the amount you want on the card to
 market@willowsfordfarm.com

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Farm Stand Renovations - In order to serve you better, the farm is making a few changes to the existing Farm Stand, specifically in the surrounding garden. You may see some construction vehicles in February and March. Thank you in advance for bearing with us and we can't wait to open up the new and improved space come May.

Amphibian Walk: Explore Willowsford's Vernal Pools - Sunday, March 18th from 2 to 4 PM (meet at The Lodge and carpool to the field trip site). Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and Willowsford Conservancy for a talk and walk with vernal pool expert Mike Hayslett.  We’ll look for local amphibians like wood frogs and salamanders and learn more about wetland habitats and vernal pools.  Please wear waterproof boots and dress for the weather. Cost: $10 (supports Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy). Register here!

Ticks, Their Ecology & Relationship to Invasive Species - Thursday, April 12th at 6:30 Pm at Sycamore House. 
Exotic invasive plants, deer and increased pest populations can alter our native ecosystems and may influence the distribution and abundance of ticks and tick-borne diseases.  Please join us for a presentation by Ron Circe, Manager of the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve.  Ron’s informative and down-to-earth presentation will highlight ticks and their complex ecology, as well as other invasive species and how they impact our environment.  Ron will also share practical ideas to consider when you work and play outside. $5/person (12+). Register here!

Snags: How Dead Trees Help Wildlife - Saturday, April 7th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Sycamore House/Grange Trails. Standing dead trees, called snags, are a vital natural resource for many species of wildlife.  Woodpeckers, chickadees, titmouse, screech owls, bluebirds, American kestrels, flying squirrels, bats, raccoons, bears, treefrogs, bees, and many other species use tree cavities for nesting or denning.  These cavities are often created in snags.  Once the snags fall to the ground, they become another valuable resource—downed woody debris.  Come learn about the life of dead trees and the important role they play in the ecosystems here at Willowsford Conservancy. 

Presenter:  Kevin Rose, District Wildlife Biologist for Northern Virginia, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF).  

We will begin inside with a presentation about the role of snags in our ecosystem, and will continue with a nature walk to investigate some of these dead trees.  Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight or headlamp.

$5/person, limited to 20 participants
. Register here! 

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SOLD OUT! Monarch Butterflies & Milkweed Terrariums -  Saturday, April 21st from 9 to 11:30 AM. Join Conservancy Ranger, Mark Ahlijanian for a short hike to the Grange Farm Garden and Wet Meadow (meet at Sycamore House) where we will discuss Monarch butterflies, their life cycle, and Monarch’s favorite plant, Milkweed. We will finish with a hands-on workshop on how to “upcycle” your 2-liter soda bottles into your very own milkweed indoor planter. Each family will take their planted Milkweed seedlings back home where they can eventually be transplanted into your garden for some much-needed monarch habitat! Free. Limited to 20 participants, ages 5+. Register here.

Voices in the Night Amphibian Program - Thursday, April 26th from 7 to 9 PM at Sycamore House. 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!Overview: We will spend about 1 hour inside learning Anuran (frog and toad) ID, frog calls, and ecology before heading outside and to spend time listening. Dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight or headlamp. $5/person. Limited to 20 participants. Register here.

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