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To all whom these presents shall come, Greetings!  

The community pool is open! Check the RMRA site for hours. Be mindful of children walking or biking to/from the pool. They are not thinking about vehicles on the road but going to the pool. There are no sidewalks on our streets.

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.

Information about what to do is included because we are all human and we tend to do things when we get intrigued. So here are some items of intrigue:

Dinosaurs! And it's not Jurassic Park or World!

Want to see dinosaurs? Or what we believe them to look like? Come to the Virginia Living Museum. The dinosaurs won't be there forever but will be there until September 5. There are many flowering plants and much animal life native to Virginia at the museum. There's even a planetarium and laser sows. Come down and see at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, NN 595-1900 or click image to link to museum.

Noland Trail

The Noland Trail is 5 miles long and surrounds Lake Maury. There is a rest stop every half-mile and is great for jogging, walking or biking. The trail is wheel-chair accessible and has many spots that feature various aspects of wildlife flora and fauna in Virginia. Nothing motorized is allowed on Lake Maury or the Noland trail.

And this segues to:

The Mariners' Museum has many ships from approximately 40 countries. It has exhibits on the Monitor (Cheesecake on a Raft) that the Yankees used in the Unsuccessful War for Southern Liberation. It will have an exhibit on the Pacific Island voyagers. So there are many useful and interesting things to see and do around our neck of the woods. Call 596-2222 or click image for link to Museum.

Go out and learn more about your community!

Go to the Budget Page and preview the budget for RM for 2016. It is a PDF file and you should view it in Adobe Reader.

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

OFFICIALLY: Political signs are not allowed on property in Running Man
UNOFFICIALLY: Tiger paws are not really permitted on the asphalt but on the driveway. Tabb High has the stencil and the particular shade of orange paint.

Things happening in the near future:

Now it's time to seriously think about:


Many people are walking their pets. If you can touch the asphalt with your hand and keep it there for 20 seconds, it is OK to walk your dog on the street. Otherwise, let you pet walk on the grass, if neighbors don't object, or wait until the street cools. As always, pick up after your pet.

Parking: As mentioned above about children walking/biking to the pool, we don't have sidewalks in Running Man. That leads to another issue regarding parking of vehicles. There are no reserved parking spaces and no restrictions on parking with the exception of during the annual yard sale. We have normally let common sense prevail.

And with common sense, 95% of the time it works. But we have had summer cookouts, family get togethers, high school and college graduation gatherings, and going away to college or other places farewells. Owners have parked their cars and allowed enough space for another car to pass. This does not allow an emergency vehicle like an ambulance or a fire truck to pass.

Running Man has not marked the pavement like one community did with hashed lines indicating where parking was/was not permitted. Nor have we prohibited parking around fire hydrants. Again, 95% of the time, people don't park by fire hydrants IF THEY SEE THEM.

Please, neighbors, continue to have your gatherings but ask guests not to park by fire hydrants and allow sufficient space on roads for oversized vehicles (ambulance, fire, Fed Ex/UPS) to pass. No one wants to call the York County Sheriff to issue a parking ticket or tow a vehicle.

No one wants to have one of the fire trucks push a vehicle out of the way either!

School will start soon. Bus drivers will be through the neighborhood verifying routes and familiarizing themselves with the neighborhood.

Is it too soon to have a Christmas countdown?



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. The 'vacation' could be taking your child to college, attending Parent's Day, getting away to look at Fall Leaves, going on a ski weekend, going on a shopping weekend out of town. Be safe, not sorry!






Next meeting RM Board of Director Meeting is 16 Aug at 7 PM in the Clubhouse.


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

Do you hve 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.

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