York County Supervisor
York County Supervisor Board
Virginia Delegate Helsel
Senator Mark Warner
Senator Tim Kaine
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 proposed budget for RM for 2015. It is a PDF file and you should view it in Adobe Reader.
is on its way!
Western Europeans, primarily the Germans and the
Scandinavians (Vikings) are credited with having the first Christmas trees. Martin Luther is credited with adding lighted candles. Later, the lighted candles were replaced with electric lights. Some
use the wishbone of the Thanksgiving turkey as an ornament while others
use a pickle ornament.
St. Boniface used the triangle shape of the fir tree to represent the Trinity to the pagans of Thuringia, Germany in the 7th Century. Then tradition holds that the tree was placed upside down to indicate that it was not just another household item. By the 12th Century upside down trees were quite popular and they were decorated. Thuringia
became a center and still remains a center for production of
[I have actually seen a couple of
upside down Christmas trees in homes in the area. You
can order them from Target and Wal-Mart -- with special
stands that slowly rotate or suspend them from the ceiling.
Maybe in several hundred years!]
|Annual meeting 16 December at Tabb Elementary School at 7 PM.
We have already mailed notification letters and proxy notices. If you haven't received yours, contact any member of the board.
soon will be luminaria time! Tradition tells that the
luminaria originated with Spanish merchants who had contact
with Chinese merchants (and customs) of lighted candles in
paper enclosures used at New Year celebrations. The
Spanish though adapted it into the Christian tradition by
lighting the way to their homes to show that there was
...'room in the home if not the inn for the Christchild and the Holy
Family'... In years past, Running Man has continued the
tradition and illuminated the pathways and roads of our
community. If you can help in this tradition contact:
Sam 'The Luminary Man' and Susan 'The Luminary Lady'
email@example.com or 329-6745.
Residents should have received their Smoke Signal along with the color hurricane guide.
The Smoke Signal will still be delivered to your mailbox but it will be in color and cover more material. A company 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. There may be a month or two that you receive two copies -- one in color and one in B/W.
How many shopping days are left?
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.
|Where we are
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start with 800 Running Man Trail, 23693