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To all whom these presents shall come, Greetings!  


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.

RMRA Easter Egg Hunt
will be Sat, 28 Mar at 10 AM at
the Running Man Club House.
Bring your own basket and a
desire to search for eggs!

Eggs at Easter hidden/delivered by a rabbit (hare)!

Dying eggs at this time of year came from the pagans who used the egg as a celebration of Spring, rebirth and new life; winter had passed and it was time to start planting! The concept of rebirth fits in with the conept of Easter so the egg was adopted into Easter.
King Edward in the 1300s gave colored eggs wrapped with gold leaf to members of the royal household.

There is a tradition that Mary Magdalene brought eggs with her to the tomb for others to eat as they mourned. When she arrived at the tomb, the eggs turned red. A separate tradition says that Mary told Pilate of the risen Christ to which he replied, "He is no more risen than that egg is red." The egg turned red. It is believed that 'Easter' comes from Eastre a Saxon goddess of Spring. Her symbol is the rabbit and represents fertility. The legend of the Easter Bunny came to the US with the German immigrants in the 1800s. One thing the Germans decorate is a Spring Tree (Fruhlings Baum). It is decorated with colored eggs suspended by bright ribbons on budding (no leaves yet) trees.

These are all just symbols and should not detract from the true focus of the season.


No eggs in the Tardis!!


5 April 2015




Running Man will have a community
yard sale on Saturday, 6 June 2015,
8:00 a m– 1:00 pm

Volunteers are needed so contact:
Angela Reeves
832-2526 or





CEURGENTLY 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.

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As March came, we hoped that the snow would be gone but it came just one more time. The worst roads were in the neighborhood. It is ridiculous that today's weather will have temps in the low 70's. Spring officially arrived 20 March 2015 at approximately 6:45 PM and Easter will be 5 April 2015.

The lights at the entrances have undergone repairs and should illuminate the brick walls with the Running Man signs.

Next RMCA board meeting is 21 April at the clubhouse, 7:00 pm..



on 8 March 2015, turn clocks ahead one hour!

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





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 -    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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30-Mar-2015 last edited Webmaster (757) 871.9726