Neighborhood News

2019 Vineyards Friday Frenzy Season Is Upon Us!

posted Jun 23, 2019, 5:30 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Jun 23, 2019, 5:30 AM ]

Vineyard Families:   This year’s first Friday Frenzy will be on Friday, July 5, at the newly renovated Clubhouse, beginning at 6:30.  All are welcome.  The frenzy is hosted by John Herrin and Susan Miller; they will provide the main entrée of pulled pork and fried chicken.  As in previous years, host will provide an entrée and the hospitality committee provides water, soft drinks, paper products and utensils.  Attendees are invited to bring a side dish to share with neighbors and an adult beverage if so inclined.

Something new this year - We are asking families to donate food items so local food pantries can stock up for the summer.  With schools closed, numerous children will not be getting their free lunches. According to the Williamsburg Salvation Army, in an article in the Gazette, dated 15 June and on local television, 19 June, they expect 800 to 1,000 children will need services this summer.  It is encumbered upon us who have plenty to share with those less fortunate.  Please consider bringing much needed items. Suggestions include canned items such as Tuna, fruit, stew, or vegetables. Other selections much needed are peanut butter, Spaghetti sauce, powdered milk, Mac and Cheese, and Potatoes.  Low-sodium and non-allergy products are also good choices.

If you are  unable to attend the Frenzy , feel free to drop off items at the clubhouse on  July 5,  or any time prior to that  at Diana Skelton/Danny Switzer’s home at 2697 Jockey’s Neck Trail.  They will see that the food items get to one or all of the following:  Salvation Army, FISH, or the Grove Christian Outreach Center’s  Summer Meals for Kids.

Pool Deck Replacement Work Is Now Underway!

posted Mar 7, 2019, 4:49 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 4:49 AM ]

After a 30 year run our pool deck is in need of replacement and the HOA Board has spent the last year evaluating options and has awarded the contract for it's replacement.  At the same time the pool skimming piping will be replaced as it too has failed in a few places.  This work had been outlined on our long term capital plan and has been properly reserved in our capital fund to pay for the work.

As you can see from the first day photos - the cracks in the deck are extensive.  The project includes deck removal, piping evaluation and replacement, old fence and plantings removal as part of the first phase.  The plumbing will be fixed, a new deck poured and a new fence and finally landscaping completed.  At this time it is anticipated to be complete for opening day (Memorial Day Weekend)!  Once complete it positions our pool to be good for an additional 30+ years

Charity in The Vineyards

posted Dec 20, 2018, 4:20 AM by Vineyards Website Admin

Neighbors - thank you so much for your generosity of non-perishable items for the less fortunate. We collected over 500 pounds of food items. Diana Skelton and Kathy Bevins distributed the food to FISH and Grove Outreach Center. Both organizations were extremely happy to receive our donations. Based on an established formula our donations will contribute to over 500 meals. I'm so proud to be apart of such a loving and giving community. Way to go Vineyards - thank you!
 - The Hospitality Committee

The 2018 CDR 5K Run Is Almost Here - Aug 11, 7:00 AM- 1:00PM

posted Aug 6, 2018, 9:41 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 9:41 AM ]

Once again the Vineyards At Jockeys Neck will be the venue for the Annual Childhood Development Resources (CDR) 5K run which is one of their premier fund raising events for 2018.  CDR is a non-profit organization who provides vital help to individuals and families who have developmental needs in Williamsburg and james City County.  To learn more about their heroic mission please see their website at  

We work closely with the CDR volunteers to minimize the impact on traffic in our neighborhood during the event, but please keep in mind that during the Fun Run (7:30 Am - 8:30 AM) and the 5 K run (8:30 Am - Approximately 9:30 AM) Jockeys Neck trail will be closed to traffic from the clubhouse to lake Powell road while the event starts and after 9:30 Am the runners will be on Jockeys Neck trail so traffic will be slowed.  Please plan accordingly.

The CDR staff will begin setup at the Clubhouse parking lot on Friday afternoon beginning about 3:00 PM.  If you have contractors wil large trucks, the area around the Clubhouse on Jockey's Neck Trail will be limited regarding height from Friday afternoon until about 3:00 PM Saturday.  This is because the starting line timing equipment spans the road and is about 9' off the ground.  Please make note of this.

Parking for the event will be in 3 primary areas - the first is the grass field on the South side of the vineyards.  Once this fills then the field across Jockeys neck Trail leading to the upper dam will be used.  Once areas 1&2 are filled then cars will be parked on Goodrich Durfey (volunteers will ensure that no driveways are blocked if parking on the road is necessary) and finally on Reserve drive (again, volunteers will ensure that no driveways are blocked if parking on the road is necessary).

Here is a map of the parking areas as well as the Fun Run and 5K course:

You can print out a copy of this map by downloading the PDF file at the bottom of this page.

The back gate of the Vineyards (at the end of Jockeys Neck Trail near the Winery) will be open for those residents who are past the clubhouse and can be used to enter and exit the neighborhood.

The event should be wrapped up by early afternoon and of course the run is weather-dependent.  We will send out an email to notify residents should there be schedule changes.  We should all be very proud of this significant contribution to our community - CDR very much appreciates it!

The Vineyards HOA Resident Directory Has Been Updated For 2018!

posted Apr 18, 2018, 11:20 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 11:21 AM ]

Our Vineyards Homeowners Directory has been updated for 2018 and is now available to those who request it.  It is easy and fast to get one, just CLICK HERE to send an email and request the latest version by giving your name and address.  A PDF file will be sent to you for you to either print out or save to your computer.

As is always the case, if you see incorrect or incomplete information please contact the website administrator by CLICKING HERE to send an email with changes, inclusions or omissions.

2018 Vineyards HOA Annual Meeting Second Notice

posted Mar 30, 2018, 5:39 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 5:39 AM ]

Mark your calendars now for our annual meeting to be held on April 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Clubhouse.  Please read the following second notice - see you there!

The Vineyards HOA Annual Meeting Is Scheduled For April 23, 2018 At The Clubhouse - All Homeowners Are Urged To Attend This Important Meeting

posted Feb 27, 2018, 6:42 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 6:43 AM ]

For the Nomination Form, please download the PDF at the bottom of the page

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!)

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