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Kids Stay, Play & Eat FREE @ Colonial Williamsburg this summer

March 2013-This summer, Colonial Williamsburg is making vacation easy, fun and affordable for families traveling with children under the age of 12. With the Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free offer, travelers can enjoy a value-loaded getaway to the Revolutionary City and take part in countless exciting programs, seasonal offerings, and special activities. Debuting in June, RevQuest: The Black Chambers, the new chapter of Colonial Williamsburg’s interactive, text message-based spy adventure, will take visitors on a secret quest to identify the foes to liberty.

Families will enjoy the excitement provided by this new summer offer, starting at $78 per adult, per night, featuring:

duke of gloucesterInteractive storytelling, hands-on programs, musical performances, walking tours and fun recreational activities make Colonial Williamsburg the best headquarters for a summer vacation.

This offer is also available at The Williamsburg Lodge, starting at $90 per adult, per night. Pricing is based on double occupancy and a minimum three-night stay is required. Pricing varies with room type and arrival date. The Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free offer is valid for up to four children per room with a paying adult.

For more information, visit http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/summerfree.

Note if you are a local read about the $10 annual Good Neighbor Pass to Colonial Williamsburg here

Good Neighbor Passes included

  • Unlimited admission to the Revolutionary City—35 Historic Area sites and 19 trade shops
  • Access to  three world-class art museums
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • 10% off your purchases* at official Colonial Williamsburg stores, everyday!
  • 25% off tickets for most tours, evening programs, and carriage rides
  • 25% off up to 20 general admission passes each year per household for your friends and family
  • 10% discount on Busch Gardens & Water Country USA single-day admission tickets
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Williamsburg VA Summer Breeze Concert Series 2009

merchantssquare1 Returning for the 18th season, Summer Breeze features a solid line-up of popular local and regional bands Wednesday nights  from 7 to 9 p.m., All concerts are free .

These concerts are always a fun way to spend a Wednesday evening with Family and friends.  Bring your dancing shoes and a chair, grab some sandwiches from The Cheese Shop and have a picnic.

The concerts are held in the middle of tree-lined Duke of Gloucester Street. During the months of July and August. The fun gets started on July 2 with an Independence Day Concert.

 

You can find the 2009 Summer Breeze concert schedule below. This program is sponsored in cooperation with the City of Williamsburg, Merchants Square Association and York County Arts Commission.

Summer Breeze Concert Schedule – July & August 2009:

Concert Dates: Concert Times: Performances By:
July 2 7:00-8:30 p.m.

USAF Heritage of America Band
Independence Day Concert

July 8 7:00-9:30 p.m. Charles Darden Jazz Group
July 15 7:00-9:30 p.m. Slapwater
July 22 7:00-9:30 p.m. Jae Sinnett Trio
July 29 7:00-9:30 p.m. Stingrays
August 5 7:00-8:30 p.m. USAF Heritage of America Concert Band
August 12 7:00-8:30 p.m. USAF Satellite Popular Music Combo
August 19 7:00-8:30 p.m. USAF Vector Brass Ensemble
August 26 7:00-8:30 p.m. USAF Heritage of America Concert Band

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Free Outdoor Movies in Williamsburg, VA

 

They’re back – for the 4th Summer in a row!  Sunday night at the movies – ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Through the generosity of local business people – like Joe at Middle Peninsula Insurance, Mark & Marshall at Chesapeake Bank, Billy & Sharon at The Fife & Drum Inn, Blue Talon Bistro as well as The City of Williamsburg, VA and Merchants Square – They are able to bring a series of films to downtown Williamsburg every Sunday night, all summer long.  If you aren’t familiar with the program, ask around!  The films are intended to be fun for the whole family .

The truth is, there aren’t a lot of places that still have the small town charm and sense of community that are needed to pull this off.  Hopefully all of you will have time to check out at least one of the offerings this summer.  We will be showing everything from The Wizard of Oz to Jaws, from To Catch a Thief to Rocky, even from Kung Fu Panda to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  When was the last time you sat back and had this much fun on a Sunday night?

All you need is a lawn chair or a blanket and you are off to the movies!

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The movies are shown – outside on Prince George St., on Sunday nights at sunset or a little after.

We all look forward to another great summer of movies and we hope you’ll join us!

Don’t forget, bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Explore the other stores at Merchants Square in Williamsburg, VA here

 

Upcoming Films for 2009 include:

June 21: Wizard of Oz

June 28: Iron Man

July 5: Jaws

July 12: Kung Fu Panda

July 19: To Catch a Thief

July 26: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

August 2: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

August 9: Rocky

August 16: Wall-e

August 23: Thunderball (Sean Connery as James Bond)

August 30: The Sting

 

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Governors Land Neighborhood Spotlight Williamsburg VA

gl10In Williamsburg, Virginia, the gold  standard for private country club communities has been set – Governor’s Land. Only seven short miles from Colonial Williamsburg and located where the Chickahominy and James rivers meet, it is private, on the waterfront, and truly a unique living experience. Tall stands of tree, shorelines, and wetlands distinguish the environment of this luxury residential community and offer leisure and recreational opportunities.

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Driving through the entrance to Governor’s Land shows you why people who  clicktosearchhomesforsalepreviously lived all over the country have chosen to make that area their home, or have bought real estate there for their vacation needs. The area is not a retirement community, nor is it a resort. It’s friendly, it’s relaxed, and it’s already home to interesting people with varied backgrounds and professions, as well as people of all ages. They have come together in Williamsburg, Virginia at Governor’s Land because they want to enjoy the  unique lifestyle offered there.Governorslandwilliamsburgva

No matter whether you like Federal, Colonial, or Georgian architectural styles, there is an exceptional array of all three in Governor’s Land, and the homes and available building sites within the borders of the community are surrounded by tidal marshlands, water, meadowland, mature forests, and the fairways of the golf course. Tennis, two areas for swimming, a yacht club, 18 holes of golf, a marina, more than ten miles of trails on which to bike or walk, a  Country Club owned by the members and overlooking the Chickahominy and James rivers, and exercise facilities are all available.

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Green space is a commitment for the community. Sixty percent of the more than 1,400 acres has been dedicated to it. There will only be 733 homes built so that residents won’t lose out on their ability to explore 200 acres of beach and wildlife sanctuary along with the miles of existing nature trails. The James and Chickahominy rivers give residents more than four miles of shoreline that they can walk along and admire the  beauty. If they want more physical activity than a stroll, Governor’s Land also offers a lot of amenities for them to enjoy.

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Golf – Tom Fazio, voted Golf Architect of the Year three times, designed the Governor’s Land course, which has twice received the ‘Top 10 course in Virginia’ ranking from Golf Digest. The Two Rivers Country Club golf course takes players through tidal marshlands and hardwood forests, along 1,000 yards of river frontage, and past crystalline lakes. There are clinics, tournaments, and programs of instructions year round. All abilities and ages are welcome, and Two Rivers is the only private community golf club that  Williamsburg, Virginia has to offer.

clubhousegovernorsland – As a social center, the clubhouse can’t be beat. Activities, gatherings, energy, and laughter are all in store for you there, and There are a lot of scheduled opportunities – as well as more informal ones – to enjoy. Some of these include Poker, Mah Jongg, Bridge, Pasta Night, Sundae Sunsets, speaker forums, and great dinners with seasonal fare in the River Room. If you have a boat up to 50  feet in length the marina in a protected private harbor is a safe place for it, and there is a well-maintained boat ramp for smaller, trailered boats.

The Clubhouse and Marina

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Beach– For those who just want a day to relax, have a party, or enjoy a cookout or picnic, the beauty of Governor’s Land’s crescent-shaped sand beach can be a perfect place. Located along the James River shoreline, there is privacy, picnic tables, a grill, an outdoor shower, and an electric power outlet. In addition, the area is easily accessible from the parking area via gentle paths. It’s also a great place for annual events like the Two Rivers Country Club’s Yacht Club Christmas Party, a boat parade, caroling, and a marshmallow roast. Santa on an offshore barge is always a hit.beachatgovernorsland_edited

When it comes to safety and security, the staff at Governor’s Land is dedicated. The area is not gated but security is around the clock through surveillance cameras at the property entrance, regular patrols of both common areas and residential neighborhoods, and house checks by request if owners are going to  be away from home.

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Only minutes from the downtown area of Williamsburg, Governor’s Land is close to restaurants, shops, medical facilities, and cultural activities. It is also served by three international airports within one-half to one hour – Norfolk, Richmond, and Williamsburg/Newport News.

Select home sites are still available in Governor’s Land, and the Governor’s Land at Two Rivers Homeowner’s Association fee is $635 every three months. There are different membership options available for those who live in Governor’s Land and for residents of Williamsburg. eMail John@MrWilliamsburg.com for details on membership info .

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List prices for homes in Governor’s Land today range from  $529,000 and $8,900,000. The price range for homes sold in the last 12 months was $625,000 to $1,125,000.

Within the past year, the average time on the market was 117 days, and the average price per square foot was $157.00. There are currently 14 homes for sale, and 15 have sold within the last 12 months. James City County Public Schools for Governors Land include Matoaka Elementary, James Blair Middle School, and Jamestown High School.

Click here for public school information

Nearby private schools include Walsingham Academy, Williamsburg Christian Academy, Providence Classical, Williamsburg Montessori ,and  Hampton Roads Academy

I would be happy to arrange tours and interviews with the administration of any of the schools referenced above. Send me an email to arrange.

Get in touch today for more information about the beauty, serenity, and quality of Governor’s Land. Email or call  John@MrWilliamsburg.com for a personal tour of this community.

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Brokaw to speak at W&M commencement

tombrokawwilliamsburgLongtime “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw, one of the most highly regarded figures in broadcast journalism, will receive an honorary degree and deliver the main address at the College of William & Mary Commencement Exercises on May 17, 2009 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Read more here

Jazz Nite At Aromas in Williamsburg

February 24, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Yes, Jazz Nite at Aroma’s is back!  The Harris Simon Trio will be joined by guest vocalist Stephanie Nakasian this Tuesday!  No cover charge.    Aroma’s is located on Prince George Street, adjacent to Merchants Square in Williamsburg, VA.

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aromas If you’re looking for a great spot to relax and enjoy a steaming cup of Gourmet coffee or a Frosty and refreshing smoothie …… you’re in luck! Take a seat on the covered patio or venture inside for their World Class coffees to complement your “wakeup breakfast,” leisurely lunch, or casual dinner.

See for yourself why Aromas was voted…Best Coffee Shop in Williamsburg, VA !

It’s the kind of place you always look for when you get in a town. 

Read more about Aroma’s here

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Upcoming Performances:

Jazz on Tuesday Nights 7:30 to 9:30 PM at Aromas Coffee House 431 Prince George St. Merchant Square Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-221-6676

February 24

Stephanie Nakasian – Vocalist
Harris Simon – Keyboard
Jason Jenkins – Acoustic Bass
Rich Mossman – Drums

March 3

Bob Ransom – Trumpet
Harris Simon – Keyboard
Jason Jenkins – Acoustic Bass
Rich Mossman – Drums

March 17

Stephanie Nakasian – Vocalist
Harris Simon – Keyboard
Jason Jenkins – Acoustic Bass
Billy Williams – Drums

March 24

Stephanie Nakasian – Vocalist
Harris Simon – Keyboard
Jason Jenkins – Acoustic Bass
Billy Williams – Drums

March 31

Bob Ransom – Trumpet
Harris Simon – Keyboard
Jason Jenkins – Acoustic Bass
Billy Williams – Drums

April 7

Bob Ransom – Trumpet
Harris Simon – Keyboard
Jason Jenkins – Acoustic Bass
Rich Mossman – Drums

April 14

Stephanie Nakasian – Vocalist
Harris Simon – Keyboard
Jason Jenkins – Acoustic Bass
Rich Mossman – Drums

April 21

Hermine Pinson – Poet and Vocalist
Harris Simon – Keyboard
Jason Jenkins – Acoustic Bass
Rich Mossman – Drums

April 28

Stephanie Nakasian – Vocalist
Harris Simon – Keyboard
Jason Jenkins – Acoustic Bass
Rich Mossman – Drums

 

Williamsburg VA Real Estate Windsor Forest Neighborhood

 entrancewindsorforest A Master Planned Community ,Windsor Forest  offers  a wide range of custom built resale homes. It is located in James City County area of Williamsburg,  Virginia.

Windsor Forest offers  it’s residents ( who join the association)  a swimming pool, tennis courts, Basketball Court, Soccer Fields, playground and a beautiful clubhouse. An active homeowner association has many  social events throughout the year.

wfhomeswilliamsburgva5_edited Detached homes offered in Windsor Forest in Williamsburg, James City County offer a wide array of architectural styles  and  home choices. From 3 bedrooms to 5+ bedroom models. Square footages ranges from 2000+ to over 5000 square feet.

The idyllic setting is one of the major amenities that attracts home buyers to the Windsor Forest Neighborhood just off Longhill Rd near Lafayette High School. poolwindsorforest The natural wooded setting and the protective greenbelts and scenic easements surrounding the neighborhood are also part of the drawing card.

Leaving Windsor Forest in its natural state was the  idea and hope of local developer  Robert S. Hornsby for the 321 acre tract of land he started developing in 1971. He purchased the land from Frank and Lester Bozarth, and put in roads, street lights, and lots all designed to leave as many trees as possible to protect the privacy of the residents.

wfclubhouse Currently there are seven homes for sale in Windsor Forest in James City County, Williamsburg VA. The prices range from $279,900 to $495,000

In the last 12 months there were ten homes sold in Windsor Forest. Sold prices ranged from $308,000 to $469,000.

The average days on market for a Windsor Forest home in the last 12 months was 73 days.

If you want to see all homes currently for sale in Windsor Forest, Williamsburg , Virginia click here:

Located on approximately 400 acres, Around 340 homes have been built so far.

wfhomeswilliamsburgva8 Home construction in Windsor Forest started in the 1970’s and continued on until the mid 2000’s . The annual home owner Assoc dues are  $175 . It covers all common Area Maintenance ( entrances, playgrounds, park areas , clubhouse, basketball courts and tennis courts) Pool Memberships are optional .

From the chart below you will see that  sale prices in 2008 ranged from $308,000 to $469,000 . List prices as of today range from $259,900 to $495,000. The average days on market for  homes in Windsor Forest in the last 12 months was 88 days . The average price per square foot on homes sold in Windsor Forest in the last 12 months was $149.14 . 10 homes sold in Windsor Forest  in the last 12 months. 6 homes are currently for sale.

Current Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for Windsor Forest Neighborhood are J. Blayton  Elementary, Lois Hornsby Middle and Lafayette High School

You can explore the Windsor Forest Homeowner Association Website here

Click here to Search all homes for sale in Windsor Forest

Click here to search all Williamsburg, James City, York County,New Kent , Gloucester homes for sale currently listed in the WMLS

Current Sales activity in Windsor Forest (Statistics from WAAR WMLS) as of Feb 21, 2009 for the previous 12 months

 
         
         
Low, Average, Median, and High Comparisons
  Closed Active Overall
Low $308,000 $259,900 $259,900
Average $372,986 $357,267 $367,091
Median $364,000 $359,450 $364,000
High $469,000 $495,000 $495,000
       
         
         

Location Map of The Windsor Forest  Community in Williamsburg, VA

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Are you looking for real estate homes for sale in Windsor Forest, Williamsburg county, Virginia? View recently listed real estate properties in Windsor Forest and surrounding areas or contact Mr Williamsburg a Williamsburg VA Realtor to help you find or buy your new Windsor Forest neighborhood home. We have hundreds of listings including new construction, new homes and waterfront. If you are relocating to Williamsburg ,Virginia contact us today for a free relocation package. We receive new listings everyday, so check back regularly!