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To all whom these presents shall come, Greetings!  

Annual Meeting coming:

8 December 2015 at 7 PM at Tabb Elementary School Cafeteria
Report from the Board of Directors
Election of new Board members
Your opportunity to be heard and have an impact on your neighborhood


Special Events coming SOON!

If you would like to make a donation but are unable to attend, contact Kelle Shiflett at shifletts@cox.net.

Thanksgiving is coming -- the US is the only nation that has a day set aside to give thanks for all the nation and it's citizens have.
Then come the parades, football games and then -- shopping for the perfect gift!

Many are avoiding malls and shopping from home - online.

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

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.

With our children going to/from bus stops early in the morning and walking home from either the bus stop or school in the afternoon, be mindful of them.


We have a good couple of weeks of Indian summer neighbors but maybe Fall has arrived?!?. I, for one, am enjoying the cooler nights. And for those who really can't wait ...





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Things happening in the near future:
November 8 +/- residents should receive a letter about the RM annual meeting, location, date (usually Tabb Elementary, Cafeteria, 7 PM -- 8 Dec [probably]) and the election of the RM Board.

Mid November - serious work starts on Lake Running Man by Victory/RM entrance. Dredging to remove sediment and relocating it to a settling area. Should complete by end of Nov.

8 Dec- annual RM meeting, committee reports and happenings in and for Running Man

12 Dec - at the Clubhouse - meeting of interest -- flyer about this meeting will be in the letter sent on/about 8 Nov.


Don't let your clippings (as much as possible) go in the drainage ditch.  The Chesapeake Bay will thank you!

Now it's time to seriously think about:

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. Yes, I know that Summre is over; however, in the next 90 days, you have Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day when many take another vacation. Be safe, not sorry!

Yard work:  it is not too warm now, 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 to work that you may employ.




CEOne of our neighbors volunteered and is assisting with the Pond work (Running Man lake by Victory and RM Trail).

Next meeting RM Board of Director Meeting is 19 Jan 2016 at 7 PM in 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 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 monthly average low -    32.6F January
                            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 medians.

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.

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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