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Friendly Reminder from our HOA

Jan 23, 2015   //   by resident   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Friendly Reminder from our HOA

ARB Reminder

Holiday Safety Tips, Leaf Collection, and Skating at Iceburg

Nov 26, 2014   //   by resident   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Holiday Safety Tips, Leaf Collection, and Skating at Iceburg

The following information has been received from James City Countyimage003


Happy Thanksgiving!!

A full schedule of County office closings for the Thanksgiving holiday is available online. Also, the County’s Police department offers the following safety tips for holiday shoppers:

  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • If possible, take a friend with you.
  • Have your keys ready when approaching your car.
  • When storing purchased items in your vehicle, be sure that they are out of sight.
  • Keep your car locked and your windows up at all times.
  • Be alert to your surroundings both in stores and walking to your car.
  • Have your cell phone preset to 911 in case of an emergency.
  • Bring only credit cards that need; do not carry large amounts of cash.
  • If someone demands your wallet and/or purse give it to them; your life means more than money.
  • Always report any suspicious activity to the police immediately.
  • If you carry a wallet in your pants pocket place a rubber band around the outer portion to prevent pocket-picking.




Curbside Leaf Collection

As a reminder, James City County will provide one round of curbside leaf collection. Collection dates are as follows and are determined by voting district. District information can be found online or by calling General Services at 757-259-4080.


Voting District Collection Dates:

  • North Powhatan/Stonehouse: Dec. 1-3
  • South Powhatan/Jamestown: Dec. 3-10
  • Berkeley/Roberts: Dec. 10-17


Leaves must be in clear bags no larger than lawn or leaf-size (40 gallons or less). Bagged leaves must be left curbside by 8 a.m. on the first day of collection in each district. Each street will be collected one time only. Bulky materials such as brush and tree limbs cannot be accepted. For more information, contact JCC Solid Waste at 757-565-0971 or




Iceburg Skate Rink

The County’s seasonal synthetic ice rink, previously located in New Town, has moved to Mid County Park to offer users more space and an improved skating surface. The Iceburg Skate Rink has opened for the winter season and will operate until March 1, 2015. The rink is open daily – weekdays 5-9 p.m. and weekends noon-9 p.m. The rink is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. More information, including a complete list of themed skating nights and festivities, is available online.


Skating is $8/adult and $7/youth ages 6-17, and the fee includes the skate rental. James City County and Williamsburg residents can skate for $7/adult and $5/youth ages 6-17, including skate rental. Youth ages 5 and younger skate for free. Season passes are also available.


During the seasonal operation of the Skate Rink, the park’s basketball courts will be closed through March 7. Please visit our County parks offering basketball court options: Ironbound Park, 150 Magazine Rd., Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Memorial Hwy. and the Warhill Sports Complex, 5700 Warhill Trail which features four courts with lights. Two indoor courts are also available at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Rd. For a one-time fee of $10, County residents can purchase a Daily Card, good for two years. The Card provides free access to the Center fitness equipment and courts on three days – Thursdays, 1-3 p .m.; Fridays, 6-8  p.m.; and Saturdays, 2-5 p.m.



Latara Branch
Public Outreach Coordinator

James City County Events – Oct 2014

Oct 7, 2014   //   by resident   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on James City County Events – Oct 2014

Neighborhood Leaders Forum- Tomorrow!

One last reminder: James City County residents are invited to attend the next Neighborhood Leaders Forum (NLF) on Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Rd. The NLF is a series of education and dialogue sessions for County residents. The October meeting will give participants an opportunity to meet the new County Administrator, Bryan Hill. The agenda also includes an update by County Police, a Q&A on stormwater management facilities (BMPs), and a networking break in which participants can meet and greet with other neighborhood representatives. Please contact me by replying to this email or calling 757-259-4986 if you have any questions.



Shred-a-Thon- Oct. 11

The Shred-a-thon will be October 11  from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot of the Williamsburg /James City County Courthouse, 5201 Monticello Ave. The first “grocery” size bag is free and $5 for each additional bag. The event is designed to “Fight identity theft” and to fund the “Shop with a Cop” program. For more information, call Officer Todd Dill at 757-603-6025.



Mooretown Road Corridor Study- Oct. 20

James City County will host a public meeting on Oct. 20 from 7-9 p.m. to launch the Mooretown Road Corridor Study. The meeting will be held at Norge Elementary School, 7311 Richmond Rd. The consultant team will present information about potential alternative alignments and road features for the Mooretown Road Extension, as well as analysis of future traffic conditions, land use, and real estate market potential for the study area. Attendees will have the opportunity to comment on the alternative alignments and road design concepts and the overall project in an interactive work session following the presentation.



New JCC Alert

JCC Alert is now part of the CodeRED network. Subscribers receive critical information needed to protect family and property during local emergencies. Landline, cell and VOIP telephones and email addresses can all receive important emergency alerts and notifications from County officials. Registering for JCC Alert is quick and voluntary and data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes. Registered for JCC Alert before Sept. 30?  You will need to update your account. For more information, call 757-564-2140.



Trick-or-Treat Hours

Trick-or-treat hours in James City County are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 for children 12 and under. County Police would like to remind anyone who will be out driving to watch for children trick-or-treating as they might forget to watch out for you. A few more safety reminders:


  • Costumes should be easy to walk in and short enough to avoid tripping, non-flammable, and visible in the dark. Reflective tape works well.


  • Makeup helps trick-or-treaters see and breathe easier than masks and offers better visibility.


  • Plan your route ahead of time, picking streets that are in familiar neighborhoods and well lit.


  • Young children should never trick-or-treat without an adult or older sibling. Older children who trick-or-treat without an adult should do so in a group with the route and return time approved by the caretaker.


  • Carry a flashlight or glow stick, and only go to homes with the porch light on.


  • Trick-or-treaters should cross only at corners, never between parked cars or in the middle of the block. Stay on the sidewalk or as far left of the roadway as possible and walk facing traffic.


  • Candy should not be eaten until after it has been checked out by an adult. Treats not in their original packaging should be thrown away. Any suspicious candy should be reported to the Police Department as soon as possible.


Fundraiser for the Historic Triangle Senior Center in Williamsburg

Jun 17, 2013   //   by resident   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Fundraiser for the Historic Triangle Senior Center in Williamsburg


2nd Annual Party in the Park

May 17, 2013   //   by resident   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on 2nd Annual Party in the Park

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Party in the Park

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April is Safe Digging Month

Apr 26, 2013   //   by resident   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on April is Safe Digging Month

Calling 8-1-1 can help prevent serious injury, costly property damage and inconvenient utility service interruptions

With spring digging season in bloom, Virginia Natural Gas is reminding customers during Safe Digging Month to take the first step to ensure their safety and the continuity of natural gas service by calling 8-1-1 prior to starting any outdoor digging projects.

Whether it’s a small do-it-yourself task or large construction project, Virginia Natural Gas offers these guidelines for residents and contractors to get the job done safely:

  • Call Before You Dig: When starting an outdoor project involving digging, customers are advised to make contacting Miss Utility of Virginia at 8-1-1 or visiting part of their plans. Calls to the free locating service can be made up to 14 days in advance.  The requests to have utility operators mark underground facilities, including natural gas, water, cable, telephone and electric lines, can be made 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Wait the Required Time: Customers are urged to wait until the lines are marked before doing any digging. The approximate location of underground utility lines will be marked with color-coded spray paint, flags or stakes that correspond to the utility. The color used for natural gas is yellow.
  • Respect the Marks: Once the lines are marked, use the appropriate digging methods, which may include hand tools, no closer than 24 inches of the marked utility lines.
  • Dig with Care: Make sure the marks remain visible during the project. If the lines are damaged or removed, customers are encouraged to call 8-1-1 for a re-mark. If a natural gas line is accidentally damaged or the district odor of gas is present, call the 24-hour emergency response line at 1-877-572-3342 from a safe location. Do not operate any machinery or any equipment that might cause a spark.

Visit Pipeline Safety for more information.

Joe Gagliano leaves Berkeley

Apr 20, 2013   //   by resident   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Joe Gagliano leaves Berkeley

Here follows Joe Gagliano’s farewell as he leaves Berkeley Realty:

Berkeley RealtySince 2006, I’ve had the pleasure of working hand in hand with the dedicated Board of Directors and homeowners at Lake Powell Forest. Over the years I’ve seen the community prosper and become one of the finest communities in the Williamsburg area to live and raise a family. Most of you know I retired from the military 25 years ago, and on May 31st, I’ve announced my retirement from Berkeley Realty. Read more >>