To all whom these presents shall come, Greetings!
Did you begin to think the snow would never stop?
How about those with children in school -- did you worry about vacation time and missed days?
Finally, it is Spring! I've heard lawnmower sounds and I have cut my own grass a couple of times.
Speaking of Spring, more people are out jogging, biking, walking, and our children are out playing or going from one house to another. Be mindful of pedestrians on the road, they may not hear or see you, especially if they are on a cell phone or playing music through earphones. And, as we know, no one driving a vehicle is driving distracted with a cell phone!
Information on the Yard Sale will be coming shortly -- like in 2 days. We need someone to volunteer to take the lead on this. Watch this space!
Easter will occur on 20 April this year, a bit late. Just in case you didn't know -- Easter occurs on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. In plain speak, after the first day of Spring and after a full moon, then Easter comes.
Some of us have had some work on our lawns courtesy of Verizon installing fiber cable. Soon we will all be working on our lawns by applying pre-emergent weed killer(s) and then grass seed. That will be followed by the sound of lawnmowers. And Summer can't be far behind.
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 monthly average low -
highest monthly average high - 87.4F July
Precipitation -- 45.6 inches annually and 7.6 inches of snowfall
(Dec, Jan Feb)
Population density - 625 per square mile
Median household income -- $81,406
Then there are eight 4 year institutions and 3 community colleges
Source: 2012 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
As you may have also noticed, the medians on Running Man Trail have all had
curbs placed on the ends. The landscape timbers were not doing the job. The
head wall on a couple of medians was also repaired. The grass looks well in the
medians and has been cut and clipping clumps removed. The continuing project
will involve selecting shrubbery or flowers to plant in the medians. Kudos (not
the snack food) to the Landscape folks.
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.