The popular Ford’s Colony Dance Band will perform on the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre Stage on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Dewey Decibel Concert Series.
The band will salute big-band royalty with its “Tribute to Count Basie,” a 90-minute set featuring favorites like “April in Paris,” “Shiny Stockings,” “Cute,” “Hay Burner” and “Jive at Five.” Admission is free, but a free-will donation will be taken to benefit the band. You can follow the band via its Facebook page.
The Dewey Decibel Concert Series is in its 20th anniversary season. It offers an eclectic mix of popular jazz, bluegrass, folk, Americana and classical music acts. All shows are at the Williamsburg Regional Library.
Future 2019 shows are Peninsula Concert Band, Holiday Concert Dec. 3; the Jae Sinnett Zero to 60 Quartet Christmas Special, Dec. 13; and the LCV Project, An Acoustic Christmas Dec. 19
I’d like to thank Marilyn Adams, the editor of Colony Life magazine, for the generous article in the December edition, which is just out. It is an honor to be featured in her magazine’s “Resident Sponsor Spotlight.”
Look for the latest edition of Colony Life in your mailbox. And thank you again, Marilyn!
The names of Ford’s Colony’s streets are an intriguing mix of golf courses from around the country, and world, and of Virginia historic figures. Occasionally, I’ll introduce you to an interesting street name and the story behind it . . . which brings me to “John Pott.”
A main thoroughfare into Ford’s Colony off of Longhill Road, the street is named for the noteworthy physician and Colonial governor of the Jamestown Settlement. Dr. Pott, Oxford-educated, arrived Jamestown with his wife Elizabeth in 1619. He evidently had an interesting few years thereafter.
First, he was accused of poisoning 200 Native Americans in 1623 in retaliation for a massacre of colonists; he was ultimately cleared of the charge and his seat on the Governor’s Council was restored.
Pott himself was installed as governor in 1629, but in 1630 he was convicted of stealing livestock. His skills as a physician, however, were so crucial to the colony that the next governor, Sir John Harvey, petitioned England for Pott’s pardon. It was granted, he regained his estate known as “Harrop” – evidently located in what is now Williamsburg – and continued his medical work.
“As physician, leader and revolutionary, Dr. John Pott served as a vital force in shaping the history of Jamestown colony,” according to an article from the New York Academy of Medicine.
Sales statistics I compile for my quarterly “Market Watch” update show the sale of 103 homes (including townhomes and condos) had closed in Ford’s Colony through Sept. 30.
The average sold price in Ford’s Colony through the third quarter of 2019 was $499,698, at 94.2 percent of the original list price. (The range of sales prices in the third quarter alone was $278,000 to $770,000.)
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Other key statistics through Sept. 30:
Average months supply of inventory – 6.8
Average price per square foot — $148
Average days on the market – 81.1 (down from 94 through the second quarter)
In all 40 homes closed in the third quarter – 17 in July, 15 in August and eight in September.
I very much appreciate the kind words of my friend and client John Urban, whose sale closed during the third quarter: “For a major happening in your life you want a qualified, experienced professional – that is what Deelyn and her team bring to the table. With Deelyn as your representative — from the original walk through to the staging, to her extraordinary marketing and onto the closing negotiation — you are always in available good hands. She gets the job done!”
Thank you, John!
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My late father was a military veteran; my husband’s father as well. Most families are connected to the United States military in some way — fathers, mothers, sons and daughters — and know very much first-hand the service and sacrifice involved in protecting our great country.
This weekend, and especially Veterans’ Day on Monday, let’s all pause to contemplate — and appreciate — in our own way the dedication and courage of America’s military defenders, past, present and future.
It’s the least thanks we can give for those who give so much of themselves for us.
Happy November! Halloween-candy hangover notwithstanding, it’s a beautiful weather start to a wonderful month, the gateway to the warmth and gratitude of the holidays.
As a 21-year resident of Ford’s Colony, I am mindful — especially during this time of reflection — of the simple joys of our wonderful neighborhood.
The turning of trees and the glint of sun through autumn shadows. A bench seat by a duck pond, collar upturned on a crisp afternoon. Easy dog-walks as dawn breaks. Smiling nods to neighbors known and soon-to-be-met. Jogging trails and loops with friends, lost in conversation, and riding bikes over gently rolling hills.
I appreciate Ford’s Colony so much. And as a Realtor, I love showing folks interested in moving to “our home” what we already know: Ford’s Colony is a great place to live.
Please contact me (email@example.com) if you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a home in Ford’s Colony. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy a wonderful November with family and friends.
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