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To all whom these presents shall come, Greetings!  


Hallowe'en has come and gone along with the presidential election, Christmas and shopping and New Year's Day and the after Christmas sales have begun as well as the season of returns (duplicates, wrong size, wrong color, etc.). It is now 2017 and a new Board of Directors was elected the first week of December for Running Man. The new board will assume duties at the first meeting in January 2017.

Historically, January is the coldest month in Virginia starting about the third week. Be prepared!

Generally, this is also the time that people make resolutions or promises to themselves to change something about themselves, generally like lose weight, get more exercise, eat healthy, save money, shop wisely. My only resolution was to make no resolutions -- that way I am not disappointed!

We'll see what happens in a year (2018)!




Block Captains are needed. Contact Kevin Francis, call - 420-2409.

Some information regarding schools, demographics, York County General Info and the Welcome page have updates as of 2015 Statistical Digest.

Go to the Budget Page and preview the budget for RM for 2016 and proposed budget for 2017. They are PDF files and should load in Adobe Reader.

RMCA Board Minutes are posted on the page for the Board at the bottom of the page.


Vacation: let the York County Sheriff check your home while you are away through the vacation house check program; stopping your mail delivery; letting your neighbors know you will be out of town for a while. Be safe, not sorry!



Next Board meeting will be determined (probably 17 Jan 2017 at 7 PM at the Clubhouse).


RMCA Board meetings held 3rd Tues of each month at Clubhouse, 7 PM. blank    





Contact any RMCA board member if you want a subject covered, addressed, or want to add your own article.

Do you have any comments about the Smoke Signal? Contact any RMCA Board member.

Why should you want to live in York County, Virginia and Running Man in particular?

I could give you many opinions from previous and current residents but opinions can be tainted so let's go with some facts:

Temperature -- lowest average low -    40.4F (2015) 32.6F (2012) January
                            highest average high - 80.75 (2015) 87.4F (2012) July
Precipitation -- 47" (2015) [45.6" - 2012] annually and 9.7 inches of snowfall (Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar)
Population density - 625 per square mile
Median household income -- $82,073 (2015) [$81,406 - 2012]

Then there are nine 4 year institutions and 3 community colleges that serve York County:

Christopher Newport University

College of William and Mary

Eastern Virginia Medical School

ECPI - East Coast Polytechnic Institute

Hampton University

Norfolk State University

Old Dominion University

Regent University

Virginia Wesleyan College

Paul D. Camp Community College

Thomas Nelson Community College

Tidewater Community College

Source:  2015 Hampton Roads Statistical Digest

York County has a rich cultural heritage spanning 400 years. In the heart of Virginia's Historic Triangle, national landmarks such as Yorktown, Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg blend naturally with the treasures of the gentle pace of life in York County, one of the most livable places in the country. Nestled in the woods adjacent to scenic rivers, Running Man is a peaceful sanctuary cherished long ago by native Americans who enjoyed the bounty of these lands -- and today by a new generation of Virginians.

Ms. Beth Cerri has organized a yard and garden club.  I have enough trouble just trying to kill the weeds and keep the grass from dying.  I would never profess to have a green thumb.   However, Ms. Cerri seems to have beaten the dirt devils and can grow anything -- OK, what she does is take her lot and grow what suits the lot according to soil, drainage, sun, etc.  Bottom line -- her yard looks  great and she is willing to share her expertise.  The RM Yard and Garden Club has held a couple of meetings, is free, and you can learn something about your yard.  Please look for the next meeting in the Smoke Signal or the temp sign in the medians.

Some residents have come to RMCA board meetings -- nothing really to shout about -- except they get to see/hear how we handle the business of the community.  Some have also presented concerns which various committees on the board handle and will address.  The invitation still stands -- anyone may come just let us know in advance to permit accommodation of space and time.

Where we are
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start with 800 Running Man Trail, 23693

18-Jan-2017 last edited