International Dark Sky Week (April 15-21)
Created in 2003 by a high school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the widespread environmental impacts of light pollution. IDSW has grown into a worldwide event held annually in April around Astronomy Day. As you may be aware, Willowsford observes many Dark Sky principles to reduce light pollution.
Did you know Bad outdoor lighting wastes 0.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy per house, per night? That is enough energy to power a 50-inch TV for 1 hour. Click here to learn more about International Dark Sky Association and what you can do to reduce light pollution.
Spring Reminders from Your Willowsford Life Team
Spring is here; the grass is growing, and flowers are blooming. We would like to provide some helpful tips and reminders as you begin Spring landscaping. For example, when mulching your lot, there is no need to mulch your street trees because the HOA will do that to maintain a uniform appearance. Click HERE to learn more about: Lawn Care, Landscaping, Common Area Woods and Meadows, and Wooded Lots.
Loudoun County FY19 Budget Adopted
Tax Rate Reduced. Click HERE for more information.
Online Portal Setup
SFMC has launched a new web portal that will enable Willowsford homeowners to view their assessment account, make online payments, and make changes to their contact information. Be on the lookout for a letter from SFMC with login information and the link to the new portal.
Assessments Due April 1st
Just a friendly reminder if you have not signed up for direct debit yet, HOA and Conservancy assessments are due April 1st. If you have any questions regarding your account, please contact Shelby Collamer with SFMC (HOA financial agent) directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. She will be happy to assist in answering questions. If you would like to sign up for direct debit click here.
Community Standards Inspection Reminder
The following sections in The Grove and Greens can expect to see Fatima and Kirk over the next few Months: Grove – 2A, 3A; Greens - 5A, 5B, 7A, 7B. Click here to determine what section your street is in. Kirk and Fatima will be dressed in Willowsford Gear and/or wearing an ID lanyard. You can expect to see them taking pictures and walking along the property.
Board of Directors Meeting
The Board of Directors meets every other month. The next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2nd at 1:30 PM at Sycamore House. Open session and resident comment period expected to start approximately 1:45 to 2 PM.
For DRC applications, Design Guidelines and more information, click here.
- Application Deadline - April 9th
- Pre-review Meeting - April 10th
- DRC Meeting - April 18th at 10:30 AM
Design Application Submission Changes
Email/Electronic submission of applications and supporting documents will no longer be accepted for review.
Beginning April 4th, 2018, all applications must be submitted in one of the following manners:
- Hand deliver to HOA offices Sycamore House – 23506 Founders Drive Ashburn, VA 20148 or The Lodge - 41085 Willowsford Lane Aldie, VA 20105
- Mail application to Sycamore House- 23506 Founders Drive Ashburn, VA 20148
- Please note that mailed applications must be received in the HOA office prior to the scheduled deadline. Applications received after the deadline (mailed or hand delivered) will not be considered for the upcoming DRC meeting.
*All applications submitted prior to April 4th via email for the April DRC meeting have been accepted.
Willowsford Flea Market
THIS SATURDAY, April 14th from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Sycamore House Parking Lot. Check out some great deals and items for your home, family or just for fun. Be sure to tell your friends! As a reminder, PLEASE do not park in the parking spaces in front of or beside The Tenant House Information Center during the yard sale, as these spaces are reserved for prospective home buyers. Thanks and see you at the sale!
Earth Day Broad Run & Lenah Run Restoration Day
Sunday, April 22nd from 9 to 11 AM. Calling all volunteers! Why do we need healthy watersheds? Watersheds are more than just drainage areas; they ’re necessary to support habitat for plants and animals, drinking water for people and wildlife, and recreation. Calling all volunteers to join the Conservancy and HOA on Earth Day to help clean up and restore the Lenah Run and Broad Run watershed. These two watersheds start in our community and eventually run into the Chesapeake Bay. Choose your cleanup location, meet in the designated meeting spot and come join us for a cleanup walk from 9 to 11 AM. The Conservancy is providing bags and gloves and the HOA is providing light refreshments at the end of our walk.
- Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes
- Ages 8 and older
- Please select your cleanup location:
- Lenah Run Watershed (The Grange): meet at the Kids’ Bike Track/Community Garden: Register HERE
- Broad Run Watershed (The Grove): meet at the Pin Oak Community Park parking lot. Register HERE
Lunch & Learn: A Tour of Italy
Thursdays, April 19th, 26th, and May 3rd from 10:30 AM to 1 PM at The Lodge. Per class - $70/person; Series - $210/person (includes Willowsford apron). Each week, as we tour Italy, we will make pasta from scratch and prepare a regional pasta dish along with other classic dishes from the area. Lunch will be served at each class along with a glass of wine. More information, menu and register here.
Spring Acoustic Fireside
Friday, April 27th from 6:30 to 9 PM at The Lodge. April is our last event in the Fireside Acoustic Series until next winter so don’t miss it! Guitarist and vocalist Chris Bruno and violinist Victor Gagnon are sure to impress with their unique sound combination. $36/person. Price includes delicious food, tasty beer and wine, and awesome musical entertainment. View details and register here.
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). View brochure and register.
Saturday, May 5th from 6:30 to 9 PM at Sycamore House. Transport to the land of smiles and create Thai inspired cuisine with the Willowsford Kitchen. Tantalize your taste buds with the unique combinations for salty, hot, sour, and sweet flavors. $130/pair. View menu and register here.
Date Night in Thailand
Let’s Roll: Parent/Child Night Out in Asia
Tuesday, May 8th from 5 to 7:30 PM at Sycamore House. Culinary kids ages 9+ pair with a Culinary parent and learn to make sushi, spring rolls and ice cream. $85/pair. View the menu and register here.
Thursday, May 24th from 6:30 PM to 8 PM at Sycamore House. If you have not already attended Willowsford 101, please join us! Team members from the HOA, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Conservancy and the 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.
- Movie Under the Stars - May 25
- Wineries at Willowsford - June 2nd
- Summer Concert - June 8
- End of School Splash Parties June 13
Willowsford Social Club
The Willowsford Social Club celebrates "A Belated Cinco de Mayo!" on Saturday, May 19th at The Lodge.
On May 5, 1862 the Mexican Army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. In Mexico, this holiday is a relatively minor one, but in areas of the United States with large Mexican-American populations, it has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican Culture and Heritage.
Please join us at 6 PM in The Lodge, to mingle with friends and neighbors from our wonderful community. Bring your favorite South of the Border dish, (appetizer, entree or desert) to share, and beverages of choice. Dress is casual or festive as you choose, for this special occasion. This event is adults-only.
Willowsford Cares Club
To help address food insecurity issues facing children and adults during the summer and to inform Club Members on the hunger landscape, the Willowsford Cares Community Service Club will hold the Hunger Awareness Initiative from May 14 – 23, 2018. During this time, Club Members will have an opportunity to participate in food drives, stock shelves at a local food pantry, pack snack bags for the homeless, and gain a new perspective on what it’s like to feed a family on a limited food budget. Sign-ups and additional information can be accessed on the Club’s Facebook page. Please email Meredith Taylor (email@example.com) or Ken Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or would like to receive the information via email.
For Community Club events and information, click here!
Please be sure to check the Willowsford Weekly as additional information will be posted here as well as our Facebook page and website.
Many documents have been uploaded to the Team Unify website so please be sure to check there for answers to questions you may have.
- May 6: Swim Suit Fittings
- May 29: Practice begins at Sycamore Pool
- Times will be posted prior to Early Bird Registration
- May 30: Mandatory Parent Meeting (choose one meeting to attend, option 1)
- May 31: Mini Waves Online Registration opens
- June 6: Mandatory Parent Meeting (please choose one meeting to attend, option 2)
- 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
- Thursday – 10 AM, Bootcamp with Erica, Sycamore House Multipurpose Room
- Thursday – 6:30 PM, 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.