Neighborhood News

Come Join In On The Audubon Christmas Bird Count!

posted Dec 11, 2017, 5:23 PM by Vineyards Website Admin

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We have a unique opportunity to participate in the National Audubon Society’s upcoming event.  The Audubon’s 118th Christmas Bird Count is upon us.  Thanks to the guidance of Dr. Daniel Cristol, Professor of Biology and Ornithologist at the College of William and Mary, and our neighbor, Greg Davis, we can contribute to the Williamsburg Bird Count on December 17.  This early-winter bird census is conducted annually with over 100 years of citizen science involvement.  The data collected by CBC participants have become one of only two large pools of information provided to ornithologists and conservation biologists that indicate how the birds of the Americas are fairing over time.

The Williamsburg CBC will be conducted on Sunday, December 17th. To participate, grab your favorite Birder’s Field Guide, binoculars and Williamsburg CBC Species Tally Sheet is attached at the bottom of this post.  Plan to spend a minimum of 1 hour counting the birds on your property.  Dr. Cristol will be in our neighborhood to count the birds in and around the lake in the early a.m. and Greg will walk our public areas later that morning.  For the sake of accuracy, please document birds observed on your property only, unless you know that your neighbor is not participating in the event.  Submit your findings to Greg Davis, no later than 3:30 p.m. on December 17th via his email, We will have copies of the Species Tally Sheets at our upcoming Vineyards Neighborhood Holiday Party at the Clubhouse this Thursday, the 14th.

Happy Birding!!
Christine Payne

Impact 100 Event Coming To Our Clubhouse November 14, 2017!

posted Nov 6, 2017, 11:08 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 11:08 AM ]

Two of our long time Vineyards residents (Elizabeth Foxx & Amerika Davis) are on the Board of Impact 100 Greater Peninsula and are co-hosting an event at our Clubhouse on November 14th at 5:30 PM and Vineyards women are invited!  The organization has given away $200,000 worth of grants over the past few years to transform communities.  

November HOA Board Meeting Date Change

posted Oct 10, 2017, 12:36 PM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 12:36 PM ]

The Vineyards HOA Board Meeting for the Month have November has been rescheduled to Monday, November 20, 2017 from 4:30 - 5:30 PM.  Please note this if you plan to attend (and we hope you do!)

Fall Is Coming, Is Your House Ready?

posted Oct 9, 2017, 10:44 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 10:44 AM ]

While the weather may say otherwise, it is that time of year for you to have some basic maintenance done on your home & property. For those with irrigation systems, we are coming to a time where you really should consider getting your system winterized. As you may be aware, water freezes at 32 degrees F, but what you may not know is when it does freeze it expands. Many times the only place freezing water has to go is out, so that can cause splits in pipes and fittings. When it thaws the split becomes very apparent once water pressure is returned. 

Irrigation systems are mostly underground and if deep enough freezing may not be likely, but there are winters where the frost line can reach the sprinkler line and it this happens then bad things can happen. So in the “better safe than sorry” world you should consider having your system winterized. The process is that the system has high pressure and volume air put into it and the existing water is blown out of the pipes (of course the water is turned off to the system first!).

Another important system that many homeowners have is a whole house generator. These are to be serviced at least once a year with the service being an oil and filter change at a minimum. Many also have spark plugs and the air filter changed, but given the little run time this may not be necessary. It is also good to have a general inspection of the system and the integrity of the starter battery checked.

Don’t know who to call? Try CLICKING HERE to see the homeowner contractor referral page. Happy Fall!

It is difficult to imagine...

posted Sep 8, 2017, 3:17 PM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 3:18 PM ]

A neighborhood more idyllic than the Vineyards at Jockey's Neck.  It's Friday afternoons like today that truly make The Vineyards at Jockey's Neck "A community unlike any other in Williamsburg"

Mark Your Calendar, The Annual CDR 5K Is Aug 12!

posted Jul 12, 2017, 5:48 AM by Vineyards Website Admin

It is time once again for the Vineyards at Jockey's Neck neighborhood to host the Annual CDR 5K run.  This year's run will take place on August 12, 2017 and this run remains the premiere fund-raising event for the CDR organization.  

Runners will begin entering the neighborhood around 6:30 AM and the event will be wrapped up by 1:00 PM.  Please plan your day accordingly as traffic on Jockey's Neck Trail will be impeded at times during the event.  The rear entrance off of Jockey's Neck Trail on to the Winery Road will be open during the event.

Parking areas as well as the run route are shown in the map!

Mark Your Calendar NOW! The 2017 Friday Frenzy Season Opener is May 26th!

posted May 18, 2017, 10:09 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 1:16 PM ]

Summer in the Vineyards begins with the first Friday Frenzy at 6:30 on 26 May.  Susan Miller is the host and will be providing fried chicken.  The pool will be open. Its a great way to reconnect with your neighbors after a long cold winter.  Attendees should bring a side dish to share.  Soft drinks and water will be provided.  You are welcome to bring your favorite libation.  Looking forward to a great turnout!  Oh, and one last thing...  Why not sign up to sponsor an upcoming Friday Frenzy?  It's fun and easy and greatly appreciated.  To find out how, just CLICK HERE

Summer Employment Is Available At The Vineyards Pool!

posted Apr 26, 2017, 10:49 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 1:19 PM ]

Summer Part-Time Youth Employment Opportunity

The opening of the Vineyards pool is about a month away, and we’re looking for dependable young men and women to help us manage the daily opening and closing. The job involves an approximately 30-minute commitment for each scheduled opening or closing. Responsibilities include preparation, clean-up and ensuring the gate is opened or closed promptly according to the pool schedule. Dependability is paramount. This opportunity is offered first to Vineyards youths (high school/college age, please) first before other arrangements are made. Please contact Ed Robbins ( for additional details. 

HOA Resident Information For The April 24th Annual Meeting

posted Apr 14, 2017, 10:19 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 3:08 PM ]

There will be an Annual Meeting of the HOA members on April 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Clubhouse.  An announcement of the meeting along with the agenda was mailed out to all members by Berkeley Realty.  Documents for your review for that meeting ate attached at the bottom of this article.  They are PDF files and can be downloaded and printed.

We look forward to seeing all members at the meeting!

Happy 70th Birthday David Coffield

posted Apr 3, 2017, 12:06 PM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 1:25 PM ]

Last week long time resident David Coffield celebrated his 70th birthday in fine fashion among a host of friends including Al Yurek who has known David since they were 8 years old.  Al also was the Best Man at David and Marti’s wedding in Hickory, NC in 1972!  If you see David in the neighborhood don’t forget to wish him a happy 70th!

(L) Al Yurek, (C) Marti Coffield, (R) David Coffield

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