Here is what the South Riding Proprietary wants us to know about snow removal;
It is the homeowner’s responsibility to remove snow from their own driveways and sidewalks on/and adjacent to their property. They also ask that you do not use salt on concrete surfaces as it causes damage. They recommend using sand to create traction.
Loudoun County requires sidewalks to be cleared 24 hours after snowfall concludes. Whenever possible, park on your driveway or designated spot so the snow plow can clear the street entirely.
South Riding Propriety is responsible for private streets, lanes and alleys that have been “final paved”. These streets can be identified by a small “SRP” on the corner of the street name sign.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for snow and ice management on all public streets. These streets have a 4 digit number on the street name sign. You can address concerns for these streets to VDOT at 703-383-VDOT.
The new programs in South Riding were such a hit, they are coming back for 2012 and registration has begun. Class sizes are limited so contact Town Hall in order to register. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Registration will not be processed without payment. All classes are being held at the South Riding Center.
January 16th-Ice Cream Making for Kids. 1pm-$8
January 28th-Thomas the Train for Kids. 10am-$8
If you missed out on the Santa tour in South Riding, don’t worry! Our neighbors at Stone Ridge have you covered. Santa will be at Stone Ridge on Saturday, December 17th from 1pm to 4pm. There will be music and refreshments. Follow signs to the Palmer Showhouse at 25135 Himalayas Terrace.
Holiday Market at Murrey Park 8:00am-12:00pm~
This will be a special Holiday Farmers’ Market and the perfect opportunity to take care of some of your Holiday shopping! You can also get your Christmas tree right here in South Riding! Green Country Design and Trim will be selling a variety of Christmas trees including: fraizer fir, white pine, conain fir, scotch pine and blue spruce as a well as wreaths and decorative greenery. Other vendors will include: Uncle Fred’s BBQ, Freedom HS Theatre Booster Club, Il Bastone, Martins Angus Beef, South Riding Wellness Connection, Pampered Chef, Moutaintop Cookies, A Romance Renaissance, Katiebug Boutique, Stella and Dot Jewelry, French Crepes, Zing Beadz, Scentsy Candles, 31 Gifts, Dawg Mustard, Kelly’s Kids,Mary Kay, Juice Plus, All Buttered Up , See Ci, Dots N Stripes Unlimited, Tiny Treats by Tracy, ETAP Fundraising, The Flour Shop, and Discovery Toys.
An Old Fashioned Santa Tour and Visit 12:00pm-2:00pm~
Santa will tour the neighborhood on a horse and carriage, starting from Murrey Park at the special holiday edition of the South Riding Farmers’ Market. From there, he will wind his way around South Riding ending up at South Riding Center, 42420 Unicorn Drive. Stop by Santa’s workshop to write your letter to Santa and do a craft to take home!
Pictures with at South Riding Center Santa approximately 2:15pm-5pm~
Meet Santa! He will sit by the fire, pose for pictures and listen to your Christmas wishes. Non-perishable food items or toiletries are appreciated. All items will be donated to our local food bank.
Santa Tour Route- Turn by Turn:
Start at Murrey Park ~ Left on Murrey Drive ~ Right on Hyland Hills ~ Right on Flintonbridge ~ Left on Mink Meadows ~ Right on Flintonbridge ~ Left on Priesters Pond ~ Right on Burkedale ~ Right on Planting Field ~ Left on Maple Cross ~ Right on Chilmark ~ Right on Lighthouse Place ~ Left on Planting Field ~ Left on Herring Creek ~Left on Upper Clubhouse ~Right on Center ~ STOP at Town Green for 20minutes ~Left on Crossfield ~ Right on Dabner ~ Left on Freedom ~ Right on Newcastle ~ Right on Center ~ Left on Carrington ~ Right on Mandolin ~ Right on Talent (Turns into Pelican) ~ Left on Mandolin ~Right on Lewiston ~ End at South Riding Center.
House Decorating Contest~
Don’t forget about the South Riding House Decorating Contest! Prizes will be awarded to the condo, townhouse, and single family home that receives the most votes. There will be a prize in the traditional or the contemporary category.
Stephanie Togni, owner and teacher of Togni Tots, a South Riding based preschool has made children the focus of her life for almost 18 years and has touched the lives of many South Riding families. She recently combined her passion for teaching with her passion for writing. When asked what inspired her to write she replied, “It’s been a dream of mine since I was a child and it was time to embrace my dream.” She went on to explain how she and an old high school friend, Eric Williams, joined creative talents a year ago when she decided to write a book. Jesse Rissmiller, a gifted artist and Stephanie’s cousin, recently graduated from The Art Institute of Colorado and happily agreed to provide the unique illustrations. They bypassed the large publishing houses and chose the growing popularity of self-publishing.
The book, Adventures of The Little Red Car: Journey to the Pyramids, will inspire the imagination and wonder of 3-6 year olds. Older elementary age children will be captivated by the exciting glimpse into geography. “In this age of technology, where even young children spend a lot of time with electronic devices, I wanted to return to simple imagination. I wanted to give a child’s mind an opportunity to go on a real journey,” Togni commented on her approach to this book. She previously wrote a book about Christmas traditions with her children and will be releasing a second edition of her Christmas book soon. She also has several other books started and has begun work on the second book of The Little Red Car series. “I try to instill creativity and a sense of wonder in my students and my own children. I hope I am able to inspire some memory-making moments for the children and families who read my books.” One can find Adventures of The Little Red Car: Journey to The Pyramids at http://www.createspace.com/3699885 on St,ephanie’s website at http://www.maggieloubooks.com or on Amazon.com.