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To all whom these presents shall come, Greetings!  

The community pool is closed but that does not mean that people are not out walking in the community. Actually with the cooler weather, people are out more in the evening walking or jogging; our children are out in the morning and the afternoon walking to/from bus stops; and, we are still out walking our pets. Drivers, please be careful and do not drive while texting or so excited in conversation with friends in the vehicle that we become distracted drivers and end up on the steps of a home or in a ditch or drive over brick driveway column markers!

Hallowe'en has come and gone as well as Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. The holiday and shopping season are upon us!

25 Dec 16   1 Jan 2017


If you need more memories of the Running Man Halloween Parade, click here for a gallery.  


More information will be in the letter you receive. If you have any questions, comments, issues, come to the meeting or contact a board member (prior to meeting).

St Nick at Endview Plantation

December 8-9, 2016

This is an opportunity to see Christmas as it was celebrated in a home 150 years ago. There is a visit with St Nick (he wasn't called 'Santa Claus' yet). There are private family settings for photo opportunities. Parents are requested to bring a wrapped present for their child and a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food bank.

Advance reservations must be made by calling: 757-887-1862.

Images from Why Christmas.com.

25 Nov - 2 Jan on selected days. Prices vary between $16 - $38. This is also one of those things you do at least once. Click on image for more information.

Now - 1 Jan, 5:30 PM - 10 PM. $12 per car or $60 per bus. Get $2 off with donation of non-perishable food. Click on image for more information.




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.

Go to the Budget Page and preview the budget for RM for 2016 and proposed budget for 2017. They are PDF files and should load in Adobe Reader.

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

We had the warmest October, November and December 2015 on record. Followed by snowy days in March 2016.

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.


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. Be safe, not sorry!



Annual meeting 6 December 2016 at Tabb Elementary School Cafeteria 7 P.M. Next Board meeting will be determined.


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 have 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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