• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Fall 2014/Winter 2015 edition of James City County Destination Recreation available now

imageJames City County Parks and Recreation has your fall and winter covered with a great variety of classes, events and activities for everyone in your family! The Fall 2014/Winter 2015 edition of Destination Recreation features Freedom Park, our many park partners and the wealth of opportunities and programming they bring to our community. Come rediscover Freedom Park – for hiking and biking, history and learning or for fun and adventure! New opportunities this fall include "The Lounge" and Club 55+ programming and the Skate Rink moves to Mid County Park, plus your favorite fall programs and special events return! Please check out this Fall/Winter edition for details on all the offerings and then sign up for the programs most beneficial to you and your family! To download a copy of the brochure click below or pick up copies at the Recreation Centers, all public parks and recreation facilities, County government offices and at the County and City libraries! Enjoy the cooler months ahead with James City County Parks and Recreation!

View it here

New JCC Parks and Recreation Spring Summer Guide is out

The James City County  Parks and Recreation Spring/Summer 2013 Destination Recreation Activity Brochure is now available online. It highlights a variety of new spring and summer offerings as well as your favorite events and activities occurring through September 2013.

Inside you will find Special Events for Family, Outdoors and Health/Wellness

As well as Summer  Camps, Classes & Activities including:

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The brochure is also available at the James City County Recreation Center, the James River Community Center, the Satellite Services Office, the Freedom Park Interpretive Center, the libraries and all public County government offices.

Go Ape in Williamsburg to open kids course

Go Ape, the treetop adventure course in Freedom Park is planning to add a separate course designed for younger children, ages 5 and up, in addition to its regular course, designed for adults and children 10 and up..Go Ape, the treetop adventure course in Freedom Park is planning to add a separate course designed for younger children, ages 5 and up, in addition to its regular course, designed for adults and children 10 and up..

Construction on the Jr. Course will start this winter or early spring, with a projected opening date this summer.

What is Go Ape Tree Top Junior?

A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You’ll negotiate crossings and finish on a high (literally) with one awesome zip wire!

Who will enjoy Tree Top Junior?

The Tree Top junior course is aimed at adventurers aged 5-10 years. The safety systems are designed so that participants stay attached the whole time they are in the trees and there is no need for them to move any safety lines. Participants only become unattached when back on the ground. We don’t require adults to accompany over 6′s on the course but you are more than welcome to book yourself on. The course is quite physical and high in the trees, you know your child best so please do accompany them if you think they’ll need the moral or physical support.

Can I go on as an Adult?

If you want to join your mini Tarzans then just book yourself on. Bear in mind the course is designed for children so the safety cable won’t be quite where you would like it.

More info here

Destination Recreation Expo at James City County Rec Center 2013

imageIt’s Expo time! – Come to the FREE Destination Recreation Expo Feb. 23 ,2013, 9 a.m.-noon at the James City County Recreation Center.

Be one of the first to register for the upcoming summer camps, discover your parks and learn about classes and programs.

Interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and raffles are just a few great features of this event. We’ll keep your children engaged while you gather information about summer camp opportunities, sports, aquatics, special events, parks and facilities, REC Connect and inclusion programs.

Williamsburg Parks Join Mobile App Network

The City of Williamsburg’s  Parks and Recreation Department has linked up with a recently launched mobile app — ParksNReviews — that is available for iPhone and Android based phones and has a network of more than 13,000 parks across the nation.

ParksNReviews determines your location and finds parks for you within a designated radius or by a particular amenity, such as boating or picnic facilities. The app then gives you information about the park, links to a map for directions, telephone number and the website. You can also rate the park and add a review.

It seems that a majority of James City County parks are listed as well…

Park Rank

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Kidsburg/ Mid County Park Updates March 2012

mid county parkSeveral renovation and construction projects are underway at Kidsburg/ Mid County Park in James City County. These projects are consistent with the Board of Supervisors approved Mid County Park Master Plan to shift activities from organized team sports to more community recreation, such as use of the walking trails, basketball and tennis courts. The park, which opened in 1985, is also in much need of repair—aging equipment, safety and parking are all critical issues.

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Improvement projects include:

● Removal of lighting and fencing from the baseball fields has been completed. The demolition of press boxes and dugouts is scheduled next. Lighting, including fixtures from the park, are currently being installed at the Warhill Sports Complex and at the Jamestown High School baseball and softball fields to compensate for lighting lost at Mid County Park. ● Grading of the field area. The field will be designed with large open space and landscaping to provide patrons opportunities for more self paced activities such as picnics, ball play, kite-flying and other such
activities.
● A new Kidsburg. As the planning and design continues, the focus is on replacing the wooden playground structures. The new playground will be more modern, but many of the current Kidsburg themes will remain. One new element being considered as an addition to the new playground is a “spray pad.” A spray pad is not a water park, but one small area for water play that has no standing water. Typically there are ground nozzles that spray water upwards out of the splash pad’s rain deck.

imageIn most cases, the water is either freshwater, or recycled and treated water which is typically treated to at least the same level of quality as swimming pool water standards. Some elements of a spray pad can be used year round as additional playground features. These  photo are of examples of typical splash pads. All new park features, including the spray pad, will be considered as park improvement funding permits

● Replacement of the park building. A new park building will feature larger restroom facilities, meeting
space, vending areas and an office. Renovation will be completed in stages and should be finished by
spring 2013.
● Many park amenities will remain including the basketball, tennis and volleyball courts and the walking trail.

 

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Did You Purchase A Fence Picket?

If you purchased a fence picket at Kidsburg, and would like it back, please call (757) 592-0495 and leave your name, the name on the picket, your phone number and a message.

The pickets will be available for pick up in fall 2013 when playground renovations are scheduled to begin. A plaque will also be installed at the park to honor its history and those individuals and businesses who supported the park through fence picket purchases and as volunteers.

Throughout the renovations, we’ll keep you informed of our progress. Subsequent updates will detail the proposed new park layout and design concepts for the new Kidsburg. For more information, call (757) 259-5360 or visit www.jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation

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We’ve Got Camp

imageThe James City County Parks and Recreation Spring/Summer 2012 catalog  is now available online.

The brochures highlights summer camps and all Parks and Recreation programs, events and activities through September.

Youth camps are offered for art., writing, golf, soccer, tennis, kayaking, 4H, Cycling, baseball, basketball, aviation, cooking, engineering, fencing, Lego-robotics, and many more.

Copies of the brochure can also be picked up at the Community Centers, the Satellite Services Office in Toano and at the County and City libraries.

 

You can read the 2012 Edition here

Get ready to make summer plans in James City County

imageThe Parks and Recreation Summer 2011 Activity Brochure will be released April 13. The brochure will highlight classes, events and activities through September.

BY popular demand the brochure will once again be printed ( in limited numbers) Look for the brochure online or while supplies last, pick up a copy at the Community Centers, the Satellite Services Office in Toano or at the libraries. The brochures will also be distributed to youth in grades K-8 through the Williamsburg-James City County Schools.

Parks and Recreation Brochure for 2009/2010

James City County Parks and Rcreation Are you one of the parents who would always look through the James City County Parks Activities brochure to see what sports and activities you were going to sign your kids up for ? ( we were)

Well, in an ongoing effort to cut costs the brochure will no longer be mailed or available for pickup at the Rec center. You can access it online here .There is also a special kiosk  now  available at the James City/ Williamsburg Community Center to look up programs.

Whether you prefer the great outdoors or the warmer inside, there’s something special for you and every member of your family in this Winter/Spring 2010 edition of the Destination Recreation Activity Brochure.

You can download and print the entire brochure here note it is  large file ( 54mb)
You can view it online here without downloading

 

Exploring the James River

james river While the autumn equinox has passed us by and the darkness of night begins to outweigh the light of day, opportunities to explore the James River are still abundant.
There is no better time or place than October in Virginia to indulge your senses in the natural world. Why not take the time to get out on the water, take a few deep breaths of crisp autumn air, watch for migrating birds, and learn something new about America’s Founding River.
Tours on the Captain John Smith Trail on the Lower James can be arranged with a number of outfitters.
Captain Mike Ostrander’s boat tours or guided kayaking with Chesapeake Experience or Riverside Outfitters are all readily accessible ways to enjoy time on the water, learn some history, and discover how the watershed has changed since the days of Smith and Powhatan.
Please use the contact information below and specify that you are interested in a John Smith Trail trip for a special discount rate available with support from the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network and the James River Association.

Capt. Mike Ostrander    (804) 938-2350     email: mike@jamesriverfishing.com
Riverside Outfitters       (804) 560 0068         www.riversideoutfitters.net
Chesapeake Experience  (757) 890-0502         www.chesapeakeexperience.org

 

See you on the River !

Wanna Bowl for Free all Summer ?

kids bowl free williamsburg virginiaFor those of you who have kids 15 years old and under or know of some who would be interested, the AMF Williamsburg VA Lanes is offering a summer program where kids 15 and under can play 2 games of bowling free every day from June 1st through August 31st before 5:00 PM.  You have to sign up via email and every Sunday morning, the bowling alley will send you free passes for those kids for that week.  For those parents that are interested in joining in on the bowling, they are offering a Family Fun Pass for $23.95 which covers 2 free games per day up to four adults throughout the summer (you only pay once).  Not a bad deal if you like to bowl. 

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever “Kids Bowl Free” program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

With the economy the way it is, I thought I would pass along the info.

Click here for the Williamsburg VA Bowling pass sign up.

https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/center.php?alley_id=5341

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Opening Sesame Street April 3, 2009

Park to Open March 28, New Attraction Opens April 3

 forestoffunbuschgardens It’s the kind of news that children and parents everywhere will love to hear–Sesame Street Forest of Fun at Busch Gardens will open April 3.

Sesame Street Forest of Fun will open in two phases.

When the park opens Saturday, March 28, families can dine with Elmo and mingle with the cast of characters over breakfast or lunch at a Sesame Street-themed indoor dining facility. They also can watch all of their favorite Sesame Street characters in a 4-D movie at the Globe Theatre called "Sesame Street presents Lights, Camera, Imagination!" Then on Friday, April 3, Busch Gardens will open Sesame Street Forest of Fun for the season starting with a special two-week preview. Guests can visit Elmo and his friends and explore Busch Gardens’ newest attraction, situated in the England section of Busch Gardens.

Sesame Street Forest of Fun features four new rides offering kid-sized versions of popular attractions, including a junior roller coaster designed for parents and children to ride together.  The Forest of Fun will also feature wet and dry play areas, a photo studio where families can capture images of their children with "Sesame Street" characters and stage performances by the children’s television show’s creatures.

Generations of children have grown up on the acclaimed and hugely popular "Sesame Street" educational television series, which melds education with entertainment.

As workers and machinery bustled about the 1.5-acre construction site, the  the emerging Forest of Fun was shown to parents, reporters, amusement park enthusiasts and local officials yesterday. Officials  would say only that building the Sesame Street area in the England section of Busch Gardens will cost "millions of dollars."

"We believe Sesame Street Forest of Fun will be a hit for our park and boost tourism in this region when families are looking for vacations that are worth their hard-earned money," said John Reilly, Busch Gardens’ general manager and executive vice president, in a statement.

Read more about Sesame Street coming to Busch Gardens , Williamsburg here

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Great Wolf Lodge Hosts Fundraiser For My Place

Great Wolf Lodge is opening its indoor water park to the general public for one day ,March 1 , 2009 from 2pm-8pm to raise money for My Place, a 5,100-square-foot, community-funded playground being planned at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center.

GWWwater3 For $30 per individual, children and their parents can enjoy the amenities offered at Great Wolf Lodge that are usually reserved for guests staying at the resort and convention center. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the My Place project.

Children under 2 years old are admitted free. Space is limited, and all children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

“Great Wolf Lodge supports community projects like My Place that offer opportunities to underserved segments of the population,” said Tom Neely, the resort’s manager. “Serving families is a cornerstone of Great Wolf Lodge’s business. Helping children and their families realize their potential through our support of My Place is a way to give back to the community.”

greatwolflodge Fundraising for this $133,000 project began in November 2008. My Place is entirely dependent upon private funding resources, with the majority of the financing sought from individuals and through fundraising events.

Members of the Leadership Historic Triangle program developed the My Place project after recognizing the need for an inclusive playground serving Historic Triangle residents. Currently, Newport News is the only nearby community that has similar facilities. Richmond is the next closest for many Historic Triangle residents. Building a playground at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center bridges that gap and will provide an opportunity for children of all abilities to play and learn.

Date : March 1,2009

Time: 2pm-8pm

Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA

Click here to find out more about MyPlace

Click here for information on Great Wolf Lodge

Location Map for Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

549 E Rochambeau Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23188-2148
(866) 213-1123

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A Playground for Everyone !

From an article in the WYDaily

Buy a brick, get a park.

myplace Fundraising continues for a new James City County playground that’s designed for everyone, literally.

The My Place campaign, in a collaborative effort by Leadership Historic Triangle and The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance, will tentatively begin construction in May of 2009.

Click here to find out how you can help with MyPlace

My Place will be a 5,100 square foot playground built under shade of trees outside the James City/Williamsburg Community Center. My Place will be not only accessible to all, but usable by all as part of a universal design concept.

“With universal design all elements are designed to be used by everyone,” says Bondy Gibson, York County Schools Director of Student Affairs. Gibson is working with parents of students with disabilities, taking ideas for the park from those who know first-hand.

“For example, a sandbox elevated to allow clearance for a wheelchair makes it universal,” she says.
The ongoing fundraising events are just as diverse as the activity stations planned for the site.

According to Adam Nash, the group’s fundraising chair, the goal is slowly but surely getting closer. Of the $133,000 needed, the group’s about 40 percent there, he says.

A $50 donation earns a brick, which can be personalized before it is used in the foundation.
“The biggest expense is pouring the rubberized surface the park will sit on,” says Nash.

On March 1 Great Wolf Lodge will open their indoor water park without need for reservations. All proceeds from admission will go to the construction effort.

Originally pegged as the only public play area between Richmond and Newport News that’s compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it’s actually the only one with a universal design.

“All playgrounds are ADA compliant if they have a sidewalk. That’s bare minimum,” says Gibson. “This allows interaction for everyone, not a separate but equal playground.”

Sandboxes with back rests for children with difficulty sitting upright will be available, as well as visual cues at stations for children with literacy handicaps.

“Braille and sensory integration areas will also be there,” Gibson says. “So the kids who have trouble hearing or seeing can touch something that vibrates to stimulate learning.”

Part of the design comes from an idea known as Tolerance for Error. “Most of the park will have open space between things to allow a child to play and fall, while minimizing impact of accidents,” Gibson says.

The park is designed for all regardless of abilities. That means, for instance, disabled parents will be able to play at My Place with their able-bodied children.

“It’s also designed to allow low physical effort,” says Gibson. This will provide stations and play areas for people of all builds and sizes to have fun and explore.

The model for My Place is planned around not knowing who will show up, so areas have to be accessible and open to everyone.

Click here to find out how you can help with MyPlace

Here is a website to find out more about MyPlace

Williamsburg VA Tennis

mntcThe McCormack Nagelsen Tennis Center is home to William and Mary Tennis and the ITA Women’s Collegiate Hall of Fame.  This award winning facility welcomes both Williamsburg area residents and out of town visitors to play tennis and all are eligible to participate in programs with space permitting.  Contact the Center today for further information and program availability!

***Junior Tennis Program***
  • Classes are one day per 8 week session with 10% discounts offered for multiple days & siblings
  • Student to Pro Ratio is 6:1, unless otherwise specified

**Little Fedderer’s : Beginner, 5 – 6 years old. Learn basic tennis strokes, hand-eye coordination through drills and games. The emphasis is on FUN, FUN, & more FUN! Tuesday and or Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30pm,  $80 Member, $120 Non-member, Prices are for one class per week.

**Blake’s Beginners : Beginner/Advanced Beginner, 7 – 12 years old. Learn basic tennis strokes, hand-eye coordination through drills and games. The emphasis is on FUN & Stroke Development. Tuesday and or Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30pm, $80 Member, $120 Non-member, Prices are for one class per week.

**Roddick’s Intermediate 1 : Low Intermediate/Intermediate, The emphasis is on controlling the ball, directional intent,and the beginnings of Singles and Doubles. The emphasis is on “Decision-making” strategies. Tuesday and or Thursday, 5:30 – 7pm,   $120 Member, $145 Non-member, Prices are for one class per week.

**Roddick’s Intermediate 2 : Intermediate/Low Advanced, The emphasis is learning to implement “Decision-making” strategies with concentration on refining stroke production and fitness. The emphasis is on incorporating sound footwork with stroke production.   Tuesday and or Thursday, 5:30 – 7pm,     $120 Member, $145 Non-member, Prices are for one class per week.

**Agassi’s Advanced Training : For USTA Sanctioned Tournament players, concentrating on fitness, match play situational drills and matches.  Monday and or Wednesday 6 – 8pm,  $160 Member, $190 Non-member, Prices are for one class per week.

**Competitive Play Program : For Intermediate Players and above will play singles and doubles matches against their peers.  Friday, 4 – 6pm     $56 Member, $84 Non-member, Prices are for one class per week.

Director of Tennis

Tom Hawkins, USPTA

Tom is a career tennis professional with more than 39 years of experience in the tennis industry. Prior to coming to the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center, he was the Corporate Director for the Sport & Health Company managing the tennis department at nine tennis clubs in the Metro DC area. For eight years, Tom was also the Head Men’s Coach for the Division 1, George Washington University Men’s Tennis Team in the Atlantic 10 conference. Since 1989, Tom has been a Tester for the US Professional Tennis Association, evaluating and certifying tennis teaching professionals for the association.

 

Head Professional

Steve Clark, USPTA

Steve has been involved in the tennis industry for over 15 years. He has attained the highest certification levels in both the USPTA and PTR Teaching Certification Organizations. Prior to coming to MNTC, he was the Head Pro/Adult Tennis Program Director at the Regency Sport & Health Club in McLean, Virginia for four years. Hampton Roads has always been a favorite area for Steve, from his prior position of Head Pro/Junior Director at the Tidewater Tennis Center and his Collegiate playing and coaching at Virginia Wesleyan College. He graduated in 1997 and is passionate about the game so he will bring the latest teaching techniques to all levels and ages of players.

 

Resident Professional

Holden Knight, USPTA

With 18 years of tennis instructional experience, Holden is another career tennis professional having taught all over the Hampton Roads area. He is a former All-American at Christopher Newport University. Holden has been at MNTC for the past six years.

 

Tennis Coordinator

Becky Strohmeier

Becky has been with the MNTC since opening in 1995 and is one of the mainstays in Center Happenings. Becky coordinates the front desk and is the point person for all activities, lessons, and membership information

McCormack Nagelsen Tennis Center
Adult Tennis Programs 2008-2009

Adult Tennis Academy:

The Adult Team Academy Program at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center continues to grow and be successful. Each Year 10-15 USTA Teams or non USTA groups come to Williamsburg both for high-quality tennis instruction, as well as for a great vacation experience. Williamsburg offers historical sites, unique restaurants, and outlet shopping all in close proximity to MNTC. Features

  • Academy days usually Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Lodging for two nights at suite hotel
  • 20% off Pro-shop items Unlimited Court Time during Academy Weekend
  • Team Competition vs MNTC
  • Adult USTA Teams Emphasis on Doubles Strategies, Court Positioning, Ball Placement, and High Percentage Tennis
  • ITA Women’s Hall of Fame
  • To schedule an Adult Academy please call Tom Hawkins at (757) 221-7378.
    In order to ensure the dates you prefer please book at least three months in advance. Also, when reserving your program, inquire about the availablity of discounted tickets for area attractions.

    Find out more here : http://web.wm.edu/mntc/index.php

    Or call 757 221 7378
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    First Night 2009 Williamsburg Virginia

    Celebrate the New Year in Williamsburg at First Night Williamsburg 2009. Over 65 performing acts are scheduled to provide entertainment throughout the College of William & Mary campus and select locations around Historic Williamsburg. It’s a great event the whole family will enjoy!

    Find out more at their website here : http://www.firstnightwilliamsburg.org/

    Williamsburg/ James City County Youth Sports Programs

    Colonial Capital Basketball Club (boys and
    girls ages 9-16)
    This year round AAU/YBOA basketball program offers
    a fall/winter league and a summer league. For information:
    565-0758 or www.eteamz.com/ccbcbball.

    HR LAX (boys and girls ages 7-18)
    Hampton Roads Lacrosse practices are held locally
    with games held throughout the area. For information,
    email Brian Erwin at blerwin@msn.com or visit
    www.hrlax.com.
    Neighborhood Basketball League (NBL)
    (boys and girls ages 10-18)
    A Williamsburg/JCC Community Action Agency (CAA)
    program that provides a structured sports activity with
    mentorship in developing self-esteem, self-discipline,
    leadership and sportsmanship as well as offering
    encouragement to excel academically. Season runs
    March-June. For information, call CAA at 229-3316.
    StageLights (girls and boys ages 6-13)

    StageLights, Williamsburg’s theatre for children, introduces
    youth to the techniques of acting, voice, dance and stagecraft
    while increasing their appreciation of the Theatre.
    For more information: 229-ACTS or stagelightstheatre.org

    Team Flash Track and Field
    (boys and girls ages 6-18)
    Local track and field team offering running, throwing
    and jumping events. Practices are held from mid-
    March through mid-June. For information, contact
    Ellen Womeldorf at 240-3713,
    e-mail teamflashtrack@cox.net or visit www.teamflashtrack.com

    Affiliated Organizations
    Virginia Legacy Soccer Club
    The club offers a year round youth development
    program (ages 2-10), a premier travel team program
    (ages 10-18) and the Premier Development Team
    which plays in the professional league structure of
    the United Soccer Leagues. For information, contact
    admin@valegacysoccer.com or 253-1947 or visit
    www.valegacysoccer.com

    Williamsburg Aquatic Club (ages 6-18)
    WAC is a year round program which gives swimmers
    an opportunity to compete statewide and regionally.
    For information, contact 229-8662.
    Williamsburg Area Bicyclists
    WAB has weekly bicycle trips offering four ride levels
    (A, B, C and Casual). All ages and skill levels are
    welcome to join or participate in any WAB activities.
    For information, contact 229-4907, visit
    www.wabonline.org or write:
    Williamsburg Area Bicyclists
    P.O. Box 2222
    Williamsburg, VA 23187-2222

    Williamsburg Lacrosse Club
    (boys ages 12-19)
    The club offers an opportunity for boys to compete
    at the junior varsity and varsity levels (grades 7-12)
    against state and nationally recognized teams while
    adhering to Virginia High School League guidelines for
    eligibility and participation. For information, contact
    Mark Hofmeister at 564-8486 or Monty Hill, 565-2755
    or visit www.williamsburgwarriorslax.com

    Williamsburg Youth Baseball League, Inc.
    (ages 5-17)
    Local provider of T-ball, baseball and the Buddy
    Ball Division. Buddy Ball is designed for children and
    young adults, ages 5-20, with special needs who are
    not able to participate in the established Cal Ripken/
    Babe Ruth Leagues. Program operates in the spring,
    summer and fall. Call 220-1530 for information.
    Williamsburg Youth Football and
    Cheerleading League (boys and girls ages 6-14)
    Provides youth football and cheerleading. For information,
    e-mail williamsburghornets@yahoo.com or visit
    www.WilliamsburgHornets.com  or www.leaguelineup.com/wyfcl

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    James City County Park Locations

    Chickahominy Riverfront Park (CRP)
    1350 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185
    258-5020, open daily sunrise to sunset

    Come enjoy this 140-acre park located on the
    Chickahominy River. Facilities include two outdoor
    swimming pools, boat ramp, fishing pier, camp sites,
    a playground, picnic shelters, a small store and
    access to the Virginia Capital Trail. Bring your
    boat or rent one at the park to enjoy fishing or
    exploring the Chickahominy River and Gordon Creek.
    The large fields and picnic shelters are available for
    special events.

     
    Brickyard Landing (BYL)
    990 Brickyard Road (off Forge Road)
    259-5360
    Brickyard Landing is a public boat ramp that provides
    citizens access to the Chickahominy River from the
    upper end of the James City County.

    Community Centers/Outdoor Facilities
    James City/Williamsburg Community Center
    5301 Longhill Road
    • two softball fields with lights (rental)
    • two natural grass fields with lights (rental)
    • 2.2-mile walking trail encircling the Center
    • Skate Park
    James River Community Center
    8901 Pocahontas Trail
    • softball field, no lights (rental)
    • natural grass field (rental)
    • award winning nature trail

    Diascund Reservoir (DR)
    9551 Diascund Reservoir Park Road
    Off Route 60 West pass Toano in Lanexa
    259-5360, open daily sunrise to sunset

    This reservoir, provided and operated jointly by
    Newport News, James City County and the Division
    of Game and Inland Fisheries, is open to the public for
    boating access and fishing. Electric trolling motors are
    the only motors permitted on the reservoir.

    Freedom Park (FRD)
    5535 Centerville Road
    259-5360, open daily 7am to sunset

    This forested retreat of over 600 acres features
    1.8 miles of hiking trails and almost 10 miles of
    mountain bike trails winding through historical sites,
    forests and along creeks. Visit the first Free Black
    Settlement where three historically accurate recreated
    cabins are located in a meadow and are furnished
    with items authentic to the period (1803-1850).
    The park is also the site of an 18th-century graveyard,
    the Revolutionary War Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary
    (1781), a 17th century domicile and the Williamsburg
    Botanical “Ellipse Garden.”

    Greensprings Interpretive Trail (GST)
    3751 John Tyler Highway
    259-5360, open daily 8am to sunset
    Wander along this 3.5-mile nature trail that loops
    through a landscape of beaver ponds, wetlands
    and forests. The trail includes interpretative signs
    about the environment, historical events of the early
    colonists and American Indians and area wildlife.
    The trail is on wetlands adjacent to Mainland Farm,
    the oldest continuously cultivated farm in America.
    The trailhead also provides convenient parking and
    paved trail access to the Virginia Capital Trail.
    Over 200 species of birds have been documented
    on this site and it’s part of the Virginia Birding Trail.

    James City County Stadium (STADM)
    4725 Stadium Road, off Opportunity Way across
    from the Williamsburg Outlet Mall in the Warhill
    Sports Complex 259-5360

    This 3,000-seat stadium is designed for a variety of
    sports and community activities. The surface is
    rubber infilled synthetic turf with permanent lines for
    football, soccer and field hockey. There are two locker
    rooms and two restroom/concession facilities located
    at each end of the stadium.

    Jamestown Beach Park (JBP)
    2217 Jamestown Road
    259-5360, Beachfront open year round, 9am to sunset
    The Park features a small beach front on the James
    River. There is a fee for beach parking ($5/day);
    $50 annual passes available. Picnic tables and grills
    are available.

    Little Creek Reservoir Park (LCR)
    180 Lakeview Road in Toano (off Forge Road)
    566-1702, open March-November, M-F, 7am-sunset;
    opens 6am to sunset on weekends and holidays;
    December-February, opens 7am-5pm on
    weekends only.
    LCR is a fisherman’s paradise! This scenic park
    overlooks a 996-acre reservoir offering year round
    fishing, boating and picnicking. The park also has
    a concession facility, playground, soft mulch nature
    trail and two shelters with grills plus rental canoes,
    kayaks and Jon boats and a launch-your-own
    boat ramp. Electric trolling motors are the only
    motors permitted on the reservoir.

    Mid County Park (MCP): Home of Kidsburg
    3793 Ironbound Road
    229-1232, open daily 7am-10pm

    This 19-acre park has something for the whole family!
    Children can play at Kidsburg, a community-built
    playground that has become an area attraction.
    Adults can enjoy lighted recreation areas including
    softball and baseball fields, basketball and tennis
    courts, as well as sand volleyball courts. Walk the
    paved 2/3 mile ADA accessible multi-use path that
    encircles the park. Are you planning a small family
    outing, family reunion, or perhaps a group meeting?
    Then you may want to consider Mid County Park.
    There is a large picnic shelter and a small picnic
    shelter and play areas for games or other functions.

    Powhatan Creek Park (PCP)
    1831 Jamestown Road
    259-5360, open sunrise to sunset
    This one-acre facility is part of the Chesapeake
    Gateways Network and provides access to the James
    River at Jamestown Island, including scenic views
    of Historic Jamestowne. Powhatan Creek is listed
    on the Natural Resources Inventory as the most
    biodiverse creek on the Peninsula. Scenic views of
    tidal marshes and an abundance of wildlife highlight
    trips on this beautiful waterway. Park consists of a
    small non-motorized boat/canoe/kayak launch with
    parking for 20 vehicles and five observation/fishing piers.

    Skate Park and Multiuse Trail (SP)
    Located adjacent to JCWCC – Free
    259-5360, open daily 9am to sunset; park will
    close in the event of inclement weather.
    This bowl-style skate park is 10,000 square feet of
    concrete jumps and ramps. It also features two
    movable ramps, a rail, a hand rail and multiple
    grinding edges. There are separate times for bikes
    and boards – and they are not permitted to use the
    facility at the same time. Designated bike times are
    Tuesdays and Saturdays, noon-3pm; Sundays and
    Thursdays, 3-6pm. Helmets and protective gear are
    highly recommended. The site also features a one
    mile, 10 foot-wide paved multiuse trail which
    connects to nearby sidewalks and James Blair
    Middle School for a 2.2-mile walking loop.
    Upper County Park (UCP)
    180 Leisure Road in Toano
    566-1451, Park open daily 8am to sunset. Pool
    is open 11am-8pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day
    (Memorial Day – mid-June, weekends only).

    This 91-acre park is located in the upper end of JCC.
    Amenities include a 25m swimming pool and a
    toddler pool, playgrounds, sand volleyball and basketball
    courts, multi-use trails and a 3.5-mile mountain
    bike trail, horseshoe pits and picnic shelters. There is
    a nominal charge to swim or rent the shelter.
    During its operating season, the pool may be rented
    after hours.

    Virginia Capital Trail (VCT)
    Trail starts in the parking lots of Chickahominy
    Riverfront Park and Greensprings Trail and
    connects to Jamestown Settlement
    JCC is a partner of the VCT, a regional 55-mile
    multiuse trail connecting all of Virginia’s capitals –
    Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond. The first
    7.5 miles of trail, all in JCC, are completed. The trail
    is a cooperative effort of the Virginia Department
    of Transportation, Game and Inland Fisheries and
    Conservation and Recreation, as well as the VCT
    Foundation and Williamsburg Land Conservancy.

    Waller Mill Dog Park
    Route 645, Airport Road (Waller Mill Park)
    259-3778
    The 1.5-acre park is a joint venture with Williamsburg
    offering two areas – one for small dogs, 20 lbs. or
    less, and an area for larger dogs over 20 lbs. Annual
    memberships are available. Call for operating hours.

    Warhill Sports Complex (WSC)
    5700 Warhill Trail
    259-5360, open daily 7am to 10pm

    This complex is host to most local sporting events for
    County league play. The baseball complex includes
    three lighted youth baseball fields, one lighted majors
    baseball field, four tee-ball fields, a concession building
    with rest rooms and a playground. The soccer
    complex includes four premier turf soccer fields and
    a concession building with restrooms. The Park also
    includes three outdoor basketball courts, a 5,200-foot
    paved multiuse trail, a 3.5-mile hiking trail, two ponds
    for shoreline fishing, the stadium and the indoor athletic
    facility – Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex.

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    We were in Williamsburg recently looking at homes for sale In driving around the Hampton Roads area we saw signs  for the Outer Banks.

    Living very near the ocean now in MA. (a couple of blocks) and wanting to be close, we wondered if we moved to Williamsburg for retirement (which we are considering) where the nearest nice, un-built up ocean area is.

    I know parts (I think) of the Outer Banks are still fairly quiet and not high-rise city – is that right? We’ve never been, but been to Bald Head Island, which we adored. That, however, isn’t suitable for a weekend trip, which we would hope to do often.

    How far driving time to get to this part from Williamsburg?

     

    It’s  about 2.5 hours to Duck a little further is Corolla and even Carova which is a beach community that only can be accessed by driving on the beach. Amazingly there are million dollar plus beach homes built in this area. The nearest store can be 8 miles down the beach !! Now that’s remote. As you drive down the beach you will sometimes see wild horses roaming free ( we have) 

     

    Our personal favorite is Corolla. We go as often as we can. ( parents have a house there ) There are plans to build a bridge across the Currituck Sound which will shorten the drive to Corolla by about an hour !

    Lots of different beaches in the Outer Banks depending on what you like. The further north or south you go the less commercial they are. Much further south there are Rodanthe, Waves, Hatteras ( almost 6 hours to Hatteras) and you can take the ferry to Ocracoke a neat little place to visit at the southern tip of the Outer Banks. No high rise buildings. simply beaches, some stores and a lot of protected wildlife areas..

     

    Another much closer beach to consider visiting is Sandbridge in VA Beach, 70 miles from Williamsburg.Located 15 miles south of (and 180° opposite) the Resort Area, Sandbridge is a secluded beach hideaway of 5 miles of pristine sand dunes and dancing sea oats. It is a relaxing and peaceful community where you can truly slow down and unwind on your vacation. Beachside, the Atlantic never fails to entertain. And for those craving even more of the great outdoors, the marshes and open waters of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park make for great kayaking, hiking, and fishing  It’s basically all beach houses. At The very end of Sandbridge is Little Island Park

    Sandbridge Little Island Park has always been a great place to take the family. It has a playground for the kids, a fishing pier for the anglers, and a wonderful covered picnic area. This year it gets even better with a packed calendar of FREE events designed to bring a little taste of the resort area entertainment to the laid back attitude of Sandbridge.

    It is located in Sandbridge Beach at 3820 Sandpiper Road. Amenities include basketball courts, concessions, fishing pier, picnic shelters, playground equipment, restrooms, surfing/swimming, tennis courts and volleyball courts.

      Beyond that is False Cape State Park a 4300 acre park with 6 miles of undeveloped beach along the Atlantic Ocean. You can only get there by walking or biking.

    Her is their website : http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/fal.shtml

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    Contact me at John@MrWilliamsburg.com

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    Or ask any questions about homes, neighborhoods, schools, amenities, recreation , shopping or anything else about the area.

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    Good Neighbor Pass ” Colonial Williamsburg Resident Discount

    Colonial Williamsburg Welcomes You to experience the nation’s oldest and largest live, interactive history museum. The Historic Area comprises 301 acres with 88 original buildings and hundreds of structures that have been reconstructed on their original locations. Educational tours and programs recreate daily life during the 1700s, when colonists were taking their first steps toward becoming Americans.

    As a resident of the City of Williamsburg, James City County, or the Bruton District of York County, you’re eligible for a Colonial Williamsburg Good Neighbor Card. This offer is also extended to College of William and Mary faculty, staff, and their immediate families. College of William and Mary students need only show their current student ID cards to receive Good Neighbor benefits. Government employees of these jurisdictions also qualify.

    Please join us soon to experience all the excitement Colonial Williamsburg offers.

    How to Become a Good Neighbor

    Cards may be purchased at Colonial Williamsburg’s Visitor Center or at the Lumber House Ticket Office on Duke of Gloucester Street. You will need your valid Virginia driver’s license with a Williamsburg address, along with a current month’s utility bill (gas, phone, cable, etc.) as proof of residency. Each member of the family, from the age of 6 up, must be present to receive a Good Neighbor Card.

    Good Neighbor Benefits Include:

    The Good Neighbor Card, $10 for adults, with children to age 17 free, provides residents with:

    • Admission to all Colonial Williamsburg’s exhibition sites and museums.

    • Use of the Colonial Williamsburg bus service.

    • Discounted tickets to evening Colonial Performances

    (except holiday programs).

    • A special discount on up to 20 general admission tickets per year per household, purchased for your out-of-town guests.

    • Seasonal shopping and dining opportunities.

    • For the latest list of benefits, check our website at

    www.ColonialWilliamsburg.com/goodneighbor

    Please Remember:

    • Good Neighbor Cards may be renewed at the Visitor Center or Lumber House Ticket Office.

    • Good Neighbor Cards are valid for one year from date of purchase. Cards must be renewed in person.

    • Good Neighbor Cards are not transferable.

    Getting in Touch

    The Good Neighbor Office 220-7562

    (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.)

    The Colonial Williamsburg Operator 229-1000

    Kimball Theatre Information 565-8588

    Merchants Square Ticket Sales 229-1000, ext. 2742

    The Museums of Colonial Williamsburg 220-7724

    Tavern and Dining Reservations 229-2141

    Visitor Center Ticket Desk 229-1000, ext. 2473

    Volunteer Programs 220-7181

    Email Address goodneighbor@cwf.org

    THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY ANNUAL Williamsburg VA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE and other Christmas Acitivities

    THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY ANNUAL Williamsburg VA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE

    Saturday, December 6, 9 a.m. Big doings this year for the annual Greater Williamsburg VA Chamber and Tourism Alliance Community Christmas Parade sponsored by Busch Gardens.

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg, a contingent of the corps will lead the parade with Stewart Pittman as the Drum Major. The Grand Marshals will be Tim Sutphin, Lance Pedigo and Amy Miller. Honorary Marshals will be members of the original corps from 1958: John “Evans” Harbour, Linc Peters, Jim Teal and Chuck Miller. The alumni corps will also participate, as usual. You won’t want to miss cheering on this celebrated corps of fifers and drummers who have traveled the world representing our community. Yes, Virginia, Santa will be there too!

    Click here for a map to the parade route 2008-Williamsburg VA christmas-parade-map-route

    Parade route: Duke of Gloucester Street turn right onto Richmond Road, then turn left onto Brooks Street (continue marching) to end at William & Mary Hall Parking lot..

       Colonial Williamsburg’s Holiday Season
    November 26 – January 1
    Nothing quite compares to spending the Christmastime in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Special programs, dining, entertainment, workshops, decorations and much more.

    The Gift of the Magi at the Kimball Theatre
    December 2, 5, 12, 19 7:30 pm; Dec. 9 and 16 at 3 pm; and Dec. 10 and 17 at 5 pm. 
    The Virginia Premiere Theatre, the Kimball Theatre’s resident professional company, presents a stage adaptation of O. Henry’s classic holiday tale.  Set in New York in the early 1900s, The Gift of the Magi is a story of love, devotion and the true meaning of giving.  A holiday treat for the entire family.  Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors/students and $10 for children under 12. 

     

    Yorktown VA Celebrate Christmas:  Illumination and Tree Lighting
    December 5 at 7 pm
    The holiday lights go on and the festive season begins at 7 pm with entertainment at the Victory Monument followed by the Procession of Lights through Historic Yorktown to Riverwalk Landing.  The tree lighting ceremony, which includes holiday entertainment and a visit from Santa, begins at 7:30 pm and concludes at 8:30 pm.  Free.   
    From Dec. 6 through Jan. 1, the statues will be on display in the lobby of the Museum.  Would-be parents are invited to come in and touch them for FREE during regular hours. 

     

    The Mystery of the Christmas Star Holiday Planetarium Show  Newport News VA
    December 6 – 31
    Experience a totally new version of the “Star of Wonder.” The Virginia Living Museum has presented the “Star of Wonder” since its inception, but never like this — all around you in the museum’s new state-of-the-art digital planetarium theater! Become immersed in the majesty and mystery of the scientific puzzle that is the Star of Bethlehem. See website for schedule details.

    Yorktown VA Christmas Market
    December 6 from 10 am – 4 pm
    Join us for Yorktown’s 3rd annual Christmas Market. This event features demonstrations, musical entertainment, living history exhibits, roasted chestnuts and hot cider, arts and crafts and much more!

    Williamsburg VA Symphonia Holiday Pops Concert
    December 6 & 7, 1:30 and 3:00 pm
    Williamsburg’s professional orchestra presents its annual program of holiday favorites sure to please the whole family.  Admission is $20.  Tickets are available through the Williamsburg Symphonia website or call 757-229-9857. 

    Yorktown VA Lighted Boat Parade
    December 6 at 6 pm
    Decorated in holiday spirit, area boaters parade the York River in competition for “Best of Show.”  Waterfront events begin at 6 pm.  Enjoy hot cider and musical performances in the glow of a beach bonfire while awaiting the magnificent parade of lights.  Free. 

     Grand Illumination Colonial Williamsburg
    December 7 from 4:45 pm – 7 pm
    Grand Illumination is Colonial Williamsburg’s festive way of marking the beginning of the Holiday season, complete with music and fireworks throughout the Historic Area.

    Merchants Square Holiday Markets
    December 13 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Located on Duke of Gloucester Street in Merchants Square.

    A Kid’s Holiday Weekend
    December 13 & 14, 20 & 21 and 27 & 28, from 9 am – 4 pm
    On three weekends in December, Colonial Williamsburg welcomes children and their families for a journey back in time. During this time, sites around town will be focused on sharing fun, food preparation and festive entertainments.

    Christmas in Williamsburg VA: A Magical Night on Duke of Gloucester Street
    December 13 & 14, 2 and 5:30 pm (Dec. 13), 2 pm (Dec. 14)
    A comforting blend of holiday classics with a modern-day story line to capture your heart!  Student from the Institute for Dance, company members of Williamsburg Ballet Theatre and local performers and artists, young and old, bring the melodies of the classics to life once again.  Join us for a night of music, dancing and celebration.  Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors/children. 

    A Colonial Christmas
    December 20 – January 4
    Holidays of centuries past are recalled through activities based on historical accounts. Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

    Celebrate the Season: Don Irwin in Concert
    December 20, 7:30 pm
    Popular pianist and Steinway artist, Don Irwin returns to Williamsburg for his annual holiday concert.  Don’s unique style and passionate piano performances are known all over the world.   His holiday concerts are the crown jewels of his talented career, and this is sure to be one to remember!  All seats are $25.

    Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Colonial Williamsburg
    December 24
    Colonial Williamsburg and the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg co-sponsor the lighting of an evergreen on Duke of Gloucester Street in the Historic Area.

    First Night Celebration Williamsburg VA
    December 31
    Williamsburg welcomes the new year with a variety of entertainment at Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary, concluding with a grand finale of fireworks at midnight. .

     

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    Busch Gardens Williamsburg VA Video Tours

     

    If you are thinking of visiting Busch Gardens in  Williamsburg VA and want to get a feel for the park take a look at this video by David Olsen. It will help you appreciate how beautiful the park is. This was shot in 2006.

    Here is another one that will give you a close up of the new Griffon Roller Coaster.

     

    Youth Football in Williamsburg VA

    I thought I would share a few thoughts from one of our son’s youth football coaches. Youth Football in Wiiliamsburg VA has a huge following. Our two sons play for the Williamsburg Hornets their website is, www.williamsburghornets.com . Amazingly both of their teams are going to the playoffs this year having achieved records of 9-1. It is an amazing effort from coaches and parents alike to coach and run the teams as well as they do. We are blessed to have such a dedicated coaching staff and parent involvement.
    I jokingly made a comment about these last few years to a parent, She responded try doing it for 12 years like we have !
     
    you can check out the Williamsburg Hornets and all of the other youth football teams in the Peninsula area at the Peninsula Youth Football Website http://www.leaguelineup.com/standings.asp?cmenuid=7&url=pyfa
    There are teams throughout the area including Gloucester, New Kent, West Point, York County, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg/ James City County
     
     
    Wow, what a busy weekend!  — GAME NOTES —  what a mud-pit on Saturday. I’m thrilled for several reasons. The weather was horrid, but we played tough. The opponent was ruthless, but we hit harder. The score was against us, but we came back. The entire flow of the game wasn’t going our way, but we turned it around. The kids were frozen & wet on the sidelines, but they all cheered their team mates on. The crowd was amazing in their positive support  … I could hardly hear the cadence on the field over the cheers … THANKS A TON! 
     

    — WYFCL Night at William & Mary Stadium — a huge hit again this year. Tons of folks around prior to the game, but most people I saw were in the “JUMBO-TRON” endzone having fun, watching the game, and supporting our GOLD & GREEN Midgets teams who did an outstanding job running plays and hustling.

      

     

     

     

    — PLAYOFFS — SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15th vs Yorktown Patriots (9 – 1); the game will be played at Page Middle School in Gloucester … that’s Page Middle School in Gloucester. Kick-Off time is 11am, but be at Page Middle School in Gloucester by 10am for roll-call and warm ups.

     

    William and Mary Tribe Football, Williamsburg, VA

    After earning consecutive road victories at then-No. 4 New Hampshire and Delaware during the past two weekends, the William and Mary football team has earned a No. 23 national ranking in the
    latest FCS Coaches Poll and Sports Network FCS Poll. It marks the first time
    the Tribe has garnered a national ranking since the 2005 season.

    Having won four of its last five games, W&M currently owns a 4-2 record
    overall and a 2-1 mark in conference play. In addition to its victories
    against UNH and UD, the College has also defeated Virginia Military
    Institute and Norfolk State. The Tribe¹s lone FCS loss was against
    Villanova, which is currently ranked among the top 10 in both national
    polls.

    The Tribe boasts one of the country¹s most productive offenses and currently
    ranks 16th nationally in total offense (424.0 ypg) and 17th in scoring
    offense (35.17 ppg). W&M¹s defensive unit has also been outstanding and
    currently ranks 23rd nationally in total defense (314.17 ypg) and 13th in
    pass defense (152.67 ypg).

    W&M will look to extend its two-game winning streak when it hosts Rhode
    Island for homecoming on Saturday at 1 p.m.

    Kids/ Toddler Activities Williamsburg Va

    Question: We are thinking of moving to Williamsburg VA. We have two toddlers and are looking for Mommy and Me opportunities in the area. Or events, arts , physical/ learning  activities for Toddlers/ young children. Can you recommend any ?

    Answer : Here are a few activities for toddlers/ young children in the Williamsburg Virginia area. I will try to post new ones  as they are announced. Here is just a partial list of opportunities and events in Williamsburg.

     

    Children’s Day—Williamsburg Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 18 at Merchants Square. Child ID and kids

    activities provided by Providence Classical School. Corny Sue provides face-painting. Colonial Williamsburg

    Chef Brookfield Fitchett from the Williamsburg Inn presents fun for kids cooking demonstrations at 9:30 and

    10:30. Me & Jo play tunes popular with young and old 9-11.

     

    Free classes at WISC—1-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex will hold free introductory

    gymnastics, dance and soccer classes for ages 2-10. Children can try one class or a little of all three.

    Register at 253-1947.

     Abrakadoodle art classes—Offered in Williamsburg: Mini Doodlers, ages 3-5; Doodlers, ages 6-12; Twoosy

    Doodlers for ages 20-36 months. Fees and session information available at www.abrakadoodle.com or 224-2089

    Children’s dance—Ages 3-4 without parent also enrolling on Monday, 9:30- 10:15 a.m. $8 per class.

    New Town United Methodist Church, Williamsburg, Virginia 258-1072.

     

    Early Childhood Music School— Of Williamsburg United Methodist Church is registering new students for

    the fall session. In addition to a new keyboard class for 7- and 8-year-olds, weekly classes in music and movement

    are offered for ages birth through 5 years. Limited openings in morning, afternoon and evening classes.

    Cindy Freeman, 229-1771, ext. 108, or cfreeman@williamsburgumc.org.

     

    Colonial Williamsburg—Offers younger museum goers the following family programs: Wee Folk, ages 3-7,

    10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 12, Abby Aldrich; Magical Creatures, 8 and up, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Nov. 1 and

    15 Abby Aldrich; Stitch Detectives 3 p.m. Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and 16 Abby Aldrich; Toymaker’s Workshop 4:15

    p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 8 Hennage Auditorium, DeWitt Wallace; Toys! Sailors’ Games 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 18

    DeWitt Wallace; Toys! Yikes, Snakes! 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 1 DeWitt Wallace; Toys! Adopt a Toy Dog 2:30-4 p.m.

    Nov. 15 DeWitt Wallace at Colonial Williamsburg. 220-7724.

     

    Mommy & Me Dance—At Virginia Regional Ballet accepting registrations for classes, which will be held at

    9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 9, and 9 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 13.

    Mommy & Me is designed to promote gross motor skills through simple dances and exercises and also to work together with parents to teach good classroom behavior and discipline.

    Adelle Carpenter instructor. www.danceVRB.com or 229-2553.

    Mother’s Day Out—At Williamsburg United Methodist Church has space available for the 2008-09 school year for ages 12 months to 4 years by Sept. 1. Register with Lee Munden at 757 229-1771. Includes learning centers, circle time, playground, music and art. Adult-to-child ratio: 1:3.

     

    Mother’s Morning Out—New Town United Methodist Church, Williamsburg 9:30-11:45 a.m. Monday and Thursday. 757 258-1072.

     

    Music Together—Music and Movement program for young children and their parents, ages 0-5.  757- 784-0080.

    Intro to dance—Ballet/tap combo class for ages 3-5 offered at Virginia Regional Ballet Academy.

    Morning and afternoon classes available. 757-229-2553 or visit www.danceVRB.com.

     

    Itsy Bitsy yoga classes—Taught at Virginia Regional Ballet beginning Oct. 23. Tots (ages 8 months-24

    months) meet 9-9:45 a.m. Thursday. Tykes (ages 21 months-24 months) 10-10:45 a.m. Friday. Babies (aged 3 weeks-8 months)

    offered 1:30-2:15 p.m. Fridays at Body Balance Studio. Six-week sessions, $55 per child/caregiver pair. Register at www.happylittleyogi.com or with Amy Rains, 757-345-0522.

     New Town United Methodist Church—Sponsors preschool music and movement classes for children

    and their parents, 6-17 months, 18-34 months and 3-5 years. 258-1072.

    MusiQuest Jr.—A unique, high-quality music education for ages 3 through

    third grade. Register for fall classes or receive information at www.musiquestjr.com or 757-253-1152.

     

    Mothers of Preschoolers—9:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays. King of Glory Lutheran

    Church. Teaching by mentors and other speakers, discussion and opportunities

    to strengthen faith and develop creativity while children are cared for in a parallel

    child-care program called MOPPETS. 757-229-7712.

     

    Stay-at-Home Mothers— 10 a.m. Fridays. Olive Branch Christian Church. 757-566-3862.

    Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, VA October Specials

    We normally don’t spend the night at Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg Virginia. Theri prices are a bit steep for our pocketbook. Here is a special they are running for the rest of October 2008 that actually is quite reasonable.  Rates start at $189 a night for a family of four. If you consider that it includes for admissions to the indoor waterpark, it’s really quite reasonable. If you are like us the kids are getting kind of bored right now. It’s a nice diversion to work off their excess energy.

     

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    Williamsburg VA Dewey Decibel Concert Series

    If you think of a library as a place where you always have to whisper then you are in for a surprise. At the Williamsburg Regional Library in downtown Williamsburg at 515 Scotland St the Dewey Decibel Concert series is a hidden gem in the local performing arts scene. You can always count on a diverse array of performers, from folk, bluegrass, jazz, classical. There is a concert for all music lovers. Past performers have included, Pete Seeger, Robin and Linda Williams, John McCutcheon, Tommy Emmanuel, Coyote Run and many more.. The local newspaper Daily Press rated it one of the best small venues around. The concert season runs from September to June . The 268 seat theater has one of the best sound systems in the area.

    Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland St., Williamsburg, Virginia
    Phone: 757-259-4070


    You can check for current concert information and ticket prices here http://www.wrl.org/programs/concerts.html

     

    The concert line up for 2008-2009  Dewey Decibel Concert series is below . Check the website above for last minute additiona and ticket information:
     
     Friday October 17 7:30 p.m. Peter Ostroushko
    Now regarded as one of the finest mandolin and fiddle players in acoustic music

    Saturday October 25 7:30 p.m. Jae Sinnett Trio

    Hampton Roads percussionist Jae Sinnett returns for a concert of straight-ahead jazz guaranteed to make your evening swing

    Thursday November 6 7:30 p.m. Battlefield Band

    Battlefield Band have been performing on the international scene for more than three decades, inspired by their rich heritage of Celtic music and fired by the strength of the modern Scottish cultural scene. The band, who pioneered the integration of bagpipes with fiddle, keyboards, guitar and voice, mix the old songs and tunes with new self-penned material, playing them on a unique fusion of ancient and modern instruments: bagpipes, synthesizers, fiddles, guitars, cittern, bass, whistles and bouzouki.

     Friday November 7  7:30 p.m.  Stephen Bennett

    Harp guitar master Stephen Bennett  born in Oregon, grew up in New York and has lived in Virginia for the last three decades. Since his 1987 first-place win at the National Flatpicking Championship in Winfield, Kansas (The Walnut Valley Festival), he has become known as a versatile guitarist who consistently garners critical praise and audience enthusiasm for his compositions and live performances. With his stellar musicianship, a relaxed stage presence, and quick wit, Stephen has performed throughout the United States and Europe, as well as in Canada, Australia and Japan.

    Sunday November 9  7:30 p.m. Bagels and Fraylox Klezmer Band

    Monday November 10 7:30 p.m. USAF Langley Winds Free

    The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band’s Langley Winds woodwind quintet. The quintet’s repertoire includes a wide variety of chamber works as well as popular and patriotic pieces.

    Friday November 21 7:30 p.m. U.S. Army TRADOC Chamber and Solo Ensembles  Free

    A free concert by individual performers and small ensembles from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band at Ft. Monroe, performing a variety of music, both classical and modern.

    Saturday  November 22  7:30 p.m. Three Jolly Coachmen

    If songs such as “Tom Dooley,” “MTA,” “Greenback Dollar,” and “Tijuana Jail” bring the memories of the late 1950s–early 1960s coffeehouse scene flooding back, then you don’t want to miss this! The Three Jolly Coachmen are a Williamsburg-based Kingston Trio tribute group.

     Friday December 5 7:30 p.m. April Verch Band

    Rounder Records recording artist, April Verch, is a Canadian fiddle and stepdancing champion and singer.

    Friday, December 12  7:30 p.m. Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group

    Virginia based Robin and Linda Williams are known for their rich harmonies and original songwriting rooted in the country/bluegrass/gospel tradition.

    Sunday January 18 7:30 p.m. Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

    If you love American acoustic music, don’t miss Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.

    Friday,  February 27 7:30 p.m. The Whitetop Mountain Band

    One of the most popular dance bands of the Appalachian Mountains, this family-based band hails from the highest mountains in Virginia.

     Friday May 1 7:30 p.m. John McCutcheon

    The Washington Post called John  “Virginia’s Rustic Renaissance Man,” he is one of our most respected and loved folksingers. Master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer, his 22 recordings have garnered every honor, including four Grammy nominations.

    Tuesday May 12 7:30 p.m. FourUm   Free

    Formed in 1998 when four members of a Scunthorpe (North Lincolnshire, England) choir met to sing together. Fourum have entertained audiences in the north of England, appeared on television in the UK on several occasions and in the USA. Their performance ranges from old English music hall tunes to Broadway selections and popular favorites. Their performances are full of good humor and great tunes.







     









     

     

     


     

    What is a Blog ? Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads Virginia Real Estate

    Question :Who the heck is Mr Williamsburg ? I have searched for properties many times and this name keeps popping up.

    Answer: Mr Williamsburg is my alter ego. I am John Womeldorf dba www.MrWilliamsburg.com  A native of Virginia now living in the Williamsburg/ James City County area of Virginia. I am a local Realtor working with Liz Moore and Associates in New Town Williamsburg VA ,  who with my family have fallen in love with our very special community, and now  make my living helping others experience the same good fortune.  Because I live and work in town, and have kids in school here, I can answer just about any question you can ask!  In the course of my work I have answered  thousands of questions about the area. I have created a Website / Blog/ Journal/ Digest  ( you pick the best description) with a search-able field where you can find answers to a lot of the questions that I have been asked.   www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com is the site

     Surprisingly quite a few of the Questions about Williamsburg and Hampton Roads VA are not real estate related. Some of the questions asked by others include: What type of cultural scene is there in Williamsburg ? What about nightlife in Williamsburg ? I heard Williamsburg is all older people ? What about the Schools in Williamsburg ? What about recreation/ gyms ? Do you have any parks in Williamsburg ? Are there any private Schools in Williamsburg ? Where can I find employment postings for Williamsburg or Hampton Roads ? What restaurants are good ? What about activities for kids ? Sports for Kids ? Private Schools in Williamsburg or Hampton Roads ? Where are some good areas to fish ? What about shopping in Williamsburg ? What’s the best grocery store ? Where is the Mall in Williamsburg ? ( What you don’t have a Mall ? Perfect ! ) Where is the Trader Joes ? Where is the Whole Foods in Williamsburg ( Not Yet ) Costco ? ( not yet ) Where do you run in Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads Va ? Where are some good places to mountain bike, cycle in Williamsburg ? Where’s the Hospital ? Doctors offices ?  What about veterinarians/ animal hospitals ? Do you know a good mortgage company, title company lawyer in Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads VA  ? Where is the Movie Theater ? Museums ? What’s a Good Neighbor Pass ? What are the local newspapers ? Are there any 55+ Active Adult communities in Williamsburg or Hampton Roads VA ? Where do people work in Williamsburg ? What industries are here ? What are the good Golf Courses in Williamsburg ?  Where are the new home developments being built in Williamsburg ? What are they going to build ? What communities are there in Williamsburg that have swimming pools ? Tennis ? gated ? 55+ active adult ? waterfront ? have Marinas ? Where are the condo town home developments in Williamsburg VA ? What is New Town Like ?What is the BAH Allowance for the area ? Where is the nearest commissary ?What’s the closest Airport ? IS there a train station in Williamsburg VA ? Are there buses in town ? What about High Street ? What’s the story with Stonehouse ? Which is better Ford’s Colony , Governors Land, Stonehouse or Kingsmill ? ( answer, It’s personal what appeals to you may not appeal to others I will explain the differences if asked ) Where is Viniterra ? How far is it from Stonehouse to the nearest shopping ? Where is the nearest marina ? Can I keep a sailboat there ? are any builders building Green Homes there ? Who are the best new home builders ? Are any of the builders in financial trouble ? Do you have the tax information rates for the area ? Why don’t some of the listings have pictures ? Why don’t some of the listings have more pictures ? What does AS IS mean ? What does REO mean ? How about Short Sale ? Do you have any video movies of the area ? Do you list houses ? How do you market homes you have listed ?  Is there any place to play Pool ? Is there a bakery in town ? Should I buy Title Insurance ? What have homes in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Virginia  been selling for ? Any Horse Stables in Williamsburg ? We want to buy a house but we are in Europe, Japan, Germany, Guam, can you help us ? I saw a home on another website but can’t find it anywhere else ? What social clubs are there for adults ? Can I still get a mortgage in Williamsburg VA ? Isn’t Williamsburg Va full of older people ? Whats the average discount from list prices that sellers have been accepting in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads  Va  AS you can see the list goes on and on.. I may have already answered the questions you have on your mind. To find out  Put a topic in  the upper right search area   and see.If you don’t see an answer simply email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or call 757 254 8136. I use a phone that allows me to respond to emails quickly. If you don’t hear back within a few hours try again or call . Our email filters sometimes block valid emails.

    I understand that many Internet home searchers start their hunt many months or years in advance, and are just in the research stage.  I respect that, and I’m here to help…as much or as little as you would like.

     Are you planning a visit to the area any time soon?  I would be happy to recommend some places to stay, or to give you a quick, introductory tour of some neighborhoods and/or homes.

     Or, if you would like to get a feel for our market, I would be happy to set you up to receive e-mail notices of new listings in a price range or area that interests you.  I can also send you sold info, so you can see what sellers in today’s market are willing to negotiate.

     

     

    William and Mary Tribe Football Victorious at NH

    William and Mary Tribe Football clinched a 38-34 victory at No. 4 New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon in Durham, N.H. The win marked W&M’s sixth consecutive victory in the series and stands as the highest-ranked team the College has defeated since knocking off then-top-ranked New Hampshire, 42-10, in 2005.

    As a team, W&M (3-2, 1-1) registered 495 yards of total offense, including 358 in the second half. Additionally, the Tribe converted on 9-of-13 third downs (8-of-10 in the second half) and was successful on its only fourth down try.

    Trailing 34-31 with 4:34 remaining, the Tribe began its game-winning drive on its own 28 yard line. Phillips was intercepted on a third-and-long early in the drive, but W&M maintained possession when UNH was flagged for roughing the passer. Phillips then converted a pair of third-and-longs with completions to Grimes (10 yards) and Mack (13 yards) around midfield to keep the drive alive. Another 13-yard completion from Phillips to Mack put W&M inside the red zone, and the senior all-conference quarterback connected with McAulay from 17 yards out on the next play to put the Tribe ahead, 38-34, with 22 seconds left.

    The Wildcats (4-1, 1-1)  of New Hampshire registered 296 yards of total offense in the first half, tallying 128 yards on the ground and 168 yards through the air.

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    An Occasion For The Arts 2008 Williamsburg VA

    The 40th Annual 2008 Occasion for the Arts has successfully closed. Created to spotlight the visual and performing arts in the greater Williamsburg VA area and to provide a venue for artists and art lovers to meet. Additionally, The Williamsburg Occasion for The Arts promotes the expansion of arts in the community, provide grants to area schools, and scholarships to area art students pursuing higher education in the arts.

     

    A beautiful day , a huge crowd and an eclectic band of talented artists combined to make this year’s Occasion one of the best yet according to the staff.

    Throngs of people clog Duke of Gloucester Street. Art enthusiasts go from tent to tent, making small talk and appreciating the unique works on display.

    The exhibitors who’ve traveled here for An Occasion for the Arts are getting lots of company under their portable tents. And it’s not just people trying to escape today’s hot sun.

    Artists who come to Williamsburg for An Occasion say they’re showing, and selling art to a knowledgeable, enthusiastic crowd.

    Artists travel from all over the East Coast, and as far away as California, for the show. Many of the visiting artists compliment the organizers for running such an organized, artist-focused show.

    So many musical acts that it was hard to choose who you would listen to on the multiple stages. Our favorite Poisoned Dwarf  !

    Three members of Poisoned Dwarf are alumni of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums. One of them, Lance Pedigo, is currently the corps’ drum major. Another member of the band is a classically trained musician while yet another has roots in the Akron, Ohio, punk rock scene. All of them currently work for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Started in 2001 With  Eric Hunter playing  banjo, guitar; Wayne Hill, fiddle, guitar; Lance Pedigo, bohdran, djembe, triangle, slappy things, shakey things and percussion; Stewart Pittman, whistle, smallpipes, low whistle, bones, shaker; Thomas DeRose, flute, whistle, button accordion.

    With a style that is mainly traditional music of Ireland, with music of Scotland, Cape Breton and Brittany mixed in. The result is energetically arranged music that is fun to listen to and entertaining to play. Check out their website for future performance  www.poisoneddwarf.com 

    Be sure to check out The Occasion For The Arts Website for updates on 2009.