Here are two important notices for our neighborhood:
Speed limit reminder
Time to shear the critters
SPEED LIMIT REMINDER
Please remind your guests and visitors that the speed limit in our neighborhood is 25 MPH. This is a County and VDOT established speed limit.
Two families with small children are now in our neighborhood, one full-time, the other frequent part-timers. Many of us walk, mainly on Potomac Drive.
We have noticed a few vehicles greatly exceeding 25 MPH. We have not asked for sheriff’s patrols, however, the sheriff’s office has asked that we note license plate numbers of offending vehicles and they will take action.
Please help keep our neighborhood safe by observing the 25 MPH speed limit and reminding your guests and visitors. THANK YOU.
TIME TO SHEAR THE CRITTERS
As you approach our neighborhood on Newman’s Neck Road, about 1-1/2 mile away, at the intersection of Newman’s Neck Rd. and Fountaingate Road, is the home of Kathy and Dave Hancock — also known as “Critter Corner” — home to one llama, two dozen alpaca, chickens, guineas, peacocks, two dogs and a long-haired cat.
Each spring the alpacas are sheared (shorn ?) to harvest their wool. The shearing is done by a team of Australian sheep shearers who travel along the East Coast, shearing alpaca and sheep.
The Hancock’s welcome visitors to watch the shearing; you can go into the barn where the shearing is going on. Take your camera and video camera.
Wednesday, April 14
May want to arrive a little early as there often is a crowd.
Park as far as possible off the road on the shoulder (don’t get into the ditch) on either Newman’s Neck or Fountaingate.