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AutumnFest

Saturday, October 12th from 3 - 7 PM at The Lodge. We're excited to celebrate our 5th Annual AutumnFest at Willowsford this year. Check out all the fun activities we have planned!

Live Bluegrass Music from The Rogue Farmer

Caramel Apple Dipping & Toppings Station
Apple Cider
Pumpkins
Petting Zoo
Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos & Henna
Balloon Sculpting
Seasonal Beer & Wine for Purchase
BBQ Buffet from Willowsford Kitchen (pre-order is required)

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Announcements
Announcements

Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors meets every other month. The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 19th at 1:30 PM at Sycamore House with resident comment period beginning at 1:30 PM. Click here to view the Open Session Package. Item added: above-ground trampolines will be discussed.

SFMC, Inc. Assesment Collection - Paylease

Our financial management company, SFMC, Inc., is ending their relationship with Paylease for homeowner payments as of October 31, 2019. After this date, homeowners will still be able to make electronic payments through Mutual of Omaha Bank. For more information, please visit www.sfmcinc.com.

Willowsford Special Interest License Plate

The idea of implementing a Willowsford special interest license plate has been tossed around. The process could take up to two years and requires sponsorship from a Virginia legislator, artwork approval, plus, a minimum of 450 pre-paid applications. We are polling the community to see if there is enough interest to further pursue the matter. Please note that this is just a preliminary poll to see if the community would like to move forward with the process! If approved, the extra fee for a Virginia special interest license plate is currently $10 per year, in addition to standard DMV fees. Artwork would likely include a simple Willowsford logo in a neutral color. Please click here if you pledge to submit a pre-paid application. Polling is open until September 20th. 

Enforcement of Open Space Violations

We know that most of our residents appreciate the Willowsford vision of a community designed to be integral with its natural setting of expansive open space. Regardless of whether the open space is managed by the HOA or Conservancy, please understand it can NOT be maintained, altered, planted or claimed in any way by residents.  

We have seen an increase in what we assume are well-intentioned efforts to maintain or plant open spaces that effectively expand individual yards past a homeowner’s property line. Obviously, this cannot be permitted for many reasons including liability, ecological damage, inconsistent appearance, and out of respect for the larger community. Therefore, the HOA and Conservancy will continue comprehensive enforcement to prevent such intrusions into open space.  If an open space encroachment is observed, any unauthorized landscaping and private property must be removed and any maintenance must cease. Habitat must be restored to its original condition at the homeowner’s cost. Continuing violations will be subject to enforcement which may include monetary charges and the suspension of amenity usage. Such enforcement ensures the sustainable management of Willowsford open space for the benefit of the community at large. Please click here for the complete notice.

Community Standards Inspection Reminder

The following sections can expect to see our Community Standards Administrator, Tracey, completing Comprehensive Inspections over the next few months: The Grange – 4, 5A, 5B, 6; The Grant - 2A1, 2A2, 2B1, 2B2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B; The Greens - 5B, 7A, 7B, 7C. Click here to determine what section your street is in. Tracey will be dressed in Willowsford Gear and/or wearing an ID lanyard. You can expect to see her 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.

Design Review

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


Application Deadline - October 16th
Pre-Review Meeting - October 22nd

DRC Meeting - October 30th

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

Jr. Chef Academy

Kids can cook and entertain! Willowsford's JCA program is a special 6-week series that teaches children how to plan, cook for, and throw a dinner party. Kids will learn a variety of cooking techniques, planning skills, and party etiquette. The series finale will be a three-course meal perpared and hosted by the students, followed by a graduation ceremony. The per-child price includes an apron, dinner each evening, and an invitation for one parent to attend the finale dinner and graduation ceremony. 


JCA Half Pints: Dough-Re-Me
Ages 5-8
Tuesdays: September 24th through October 29th
The Lodge
5 - 7 PM
$325/child

View Menu & Register Here 

JCA Foodies: Dumplings & Noodles
Ages 9-13
Thursdays*: September 26th through October 30th
The Lodge
5 - 7:30 PM
*Class will meet on Wednesday for Week 6
$350/child

View Menu & Register Here 

Willowsford 101

Thursday, September 26th from 6:30 - 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 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-run Community Clubs. This fun, interactive evening is a great opportunity to learn about the community and mingle with your neighbors! Registration is free, but please register here. 

Big Bottle Night

Saturday, October 5th from 6:30 - 9 PM at Sycamore House. Fun, festive large-format bottles of wine look great and set the tone for a lively dinner party. Big bottles like magnums and Jeraboams serve a practical purpose as well, optimizing aging conditions while insulating the bottle's contents from harmful elements including light, heat and, vibrations when traveling. Enjoy Chef Bonnie's Italian inspired four-course menu alongside a collection of large-format Italian gems poured by Sommelier Nick Materese. The event is 21+ only. $95/person. Register here.

Mixology Class & Happy Hour with Colada Shop

Saturday, October 19th from 3:30 - 6 PM at Sycamore House. Special guest Daniella Senior and Mario Monte, owners of the Colada Shop join Willowsford Chef Bonnie Moore as they guide you through the art of balancing and blending Latin-style craft cocktails. Students will learn about rum, the fundamentals of flavor, how to mix and shake a proper cocktail and what glass works for each cocktail. Sip on Caribbean cocktails and savor Latin tapas to keep the summer vibes alive! $70/person. Register here.


Willowsford Mercantile

Willowsford Mercantile

Shop Willowsford Mercantile, our exclusive online boutique. Featured products include a peristyle water bottle, yoga mat, umbrella, pub glass, and whiskey glass. Supplies are limited, so you won't want to wait!

Save-the-Date!


October 27th - Spooky Halloween Dinner
November 2nd - Mystery Dinner Theater
November 13th- Holiday Pie Perfection
November 15th - Fall Acoustic Fireside
November 20th -
Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres for Entertaining

Community Clubs
Community Clubs

Bunco Babes

Thursday, October 3rd at 7 PM at Sycamore House. Come join a great bunch of Willowsford ladies for a night of fun and laughter! You don't have to know how to play. We are happy to help you learn! Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share and whatever you'd like to drink. Players will also need $10 for Bunco and $3 to play Left, Center, Right. Hope to see you there. Join the Willowsford Bunco Babes Facebook page for more information.

Social Club

The Willowsford Social Club thanks all who attended last Saturday's event. We hope you had a great time! Please save-the-date for our next event, our 3rd Annual Oktoberfest which will be held on Saturday, October 19th from 6 - 9 PM at The Lodge. This event is adults-only. Look for more details about the party in the coming weeks. Please email willowsfordsocialclub@gmail.com with any questions. 

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.

Fitness
Fitness

Yoga for Kids

Kids are growing up in a very busy, hurry up world, and stress physically and emotionally is starting so much younger. With busy schedules, school pressures, competitive sports and social media our kids need to learn the techniques at an early age to stay centered and grounded. Yoga brings an awareness to themselves and others, in a practice of mindful movement both physically and emotionally. Treehouse Kids is now offering classes for Willowsford residents. Our classes are designed to teach yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and give children the tools to manage stress in their daily lives. Each class is designed with age appropriate movement, theme and music. Together lets empower the kids to build their strength from the inside out! 


Age 5-8
Tuesdays: October 1st through November 5th
Sycamore House
4 - 4:45 PM
$75 for 6-Week Session
Register Here 

Age 9-12
Thursdays*: October 3rd through November 14th
Sycamore House
4:30 - 5:15 PM

$75 for 6-Week Session
*No class October 31st
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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