The more things change, the more they remain the same. How many times have you heard that saying from either Bon Jovi or Alphonse Karr?
Well, there are some changes in the wind for Running Man.
Go to the Budget Page and preview the budget for RM for 2015. 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.
The Smoke Signal has an error regarding the Community Yard Sale.
By now, all residents should have received the linked flyer in their paper box. If not, review it here.
The RM Neighborhood Watch in conjunction with York County Sheriff Department will host a neighborhood safety meeting and presentation. Click here for more information -- date is 10 Jun 2015, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Clubhouse.
Have a safe Memorial Day!
May is a full month! There is Mother's Day, college graduation, and Memorial Day -- and locally, the community pool opens as well 23 May 2015. (see link for Recreation Assoc for pool details).
Monday, 25 May 2015
turned our clocks ahead and lost an hour of sleep (took
about a week to make up the difference in the
circadian rhythm); we have had more snow than expected and
more snow days (no school) than expected; we have celebrated
Easter and now the serious business of Spring/Summer awaits.
Parents and students are preparing for high school
graduation and heading off to college. Younger
children are looking forward to the opening of the community
pool. Some enterprising students have sent out flyers
for yard work and for child care. Some have even had a
pre-summer vacation to their favorite spot (like Nags Head
or Myrtle Beach or a cruise).
AND neighbors are
putting down weed preventer, grass seed, testing the
irrigation systems and making those first trips around the
yard with a lawn mower.
Don't let your
clippings (as much as possible) go in the drainage ditch.
The Chesapeake Bay will thank you!
Yard work: it
isn't overly warm now but when the temps increase, increase
your intake of fluids and try to get the work done before
noon. AND, hire one of your teenage neighbors who might need
money for college or other expenses. Check the Smoke
Signal for those teenagers looking for work that you may employ.
YARD SALE: increase
the usable square footage of your home by reducing the
clutter, getting rid of extras, and selling it at the annual
yard sale, Saturday, 6 June 2015, 8:00 - 1:00. Contact
Angela Reeves at
URGENTLY NEEDED: Are you or do you know a civil engineer?
If you are or know someone in Running Man who is a CE, then
contact any member of the board. We need guidance/assistance
or call 503-5491 or 871-9726.
All the lights at the entrances should be functioning now.
There is a community sign at the entrance Victory/Running Man Trail and one at the Clubhouse. Check these signs for notices regarding events in Running Man.
If you notice a street light out or traffic sign down, please contact the RM Board.
RMCA Board meetings held 3rd Tues of each month at Clubhouse, 7 PM.
The Smoke Signal will still be delivered to your mailbox but it will be in color and cover more material. N2 Publishing made a presentation regarding their services and experience level. The RM Board decided to go with the company. The RM publication will still be called 'Smoke Signal' and still have the RM logo and RM specific articles but material will be in color on glossy pages.
Contact any RMCA board member if you want a subject covered, addressed, or want to add your own article.
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.