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First Night Williamsburg
First Night Williamsburg

The 20th Anniversary of Williamsburg First Night is coming up on December 31st 2012. An incredible evening of over 40 different acts in the finest venues in Williamsburg, First Night is an extravaganza extraordinaire   Purchase the First Night Button for admission to all acts. Just check the schedule and plan your evening around the shows that you just can’t miss!

Click here to see the full schedule of events

Performers include Celtica, Kolonial Klowns, Liz Montgomery and Trio, Pittman Juggling and Magic, Sheila Arnold (storyteller) and more! See the full list of First Night Williamsburg performers here.

The evening culminates with a Grand Finale Show and Fireworks in Zable Stadium at 11:45pm to celebrate the New Year!

Admission: $15 for a First Night Buttons are available at the following locations until December 28th. You can order your First Night Buttons online at First Night Williamsburg   for pick up on December 31 after 1:00 pm at the Will Call office at the Sadler Center, College of William and Mary.

Events begin at 3:00pm December 31st, 2012!


Amory Music
4436 John Tyler Highway
(Shops at Five Forks)

416 Prince George Street
(Merchants Square)

Chesapeake Payment Systems
1229 Lafayette Street

Ford’s Colony Community Services
100 Manchester Drive
(Ford’s Colony)

Kings Treasure
424 Duke of Gloucester Street
(Merchants Square)

Merle Norman Cosmetics & Gifts
4680 Monticello Ave #18G
(Monticello Marketplace)

Wild Birds Unlimited
4640 Monticello Ave #11B
(Monticello Marketplace)

The Mole Hole
4900 Court House Street
(New Town)

Old Towne Pharmacy
4854 Longhill Road
(Old Towne Marketplace)

The Candy Store
6623 Richmond Road

The UPS Store
1490-5A Quarterpath Rd
(Quarterpath Crossing Shopping Center)

Williamsburg Drug Company
240 McLaws Circle
(Festival Marketplace)

Williamsburg General Store
1656 Richmond Road

Other Locations

The Mole Hole
707 Mariner Road
(NN City Center at Oyster Point)

The Mole Hole
1240 Merchant Lane
Hampton  23666

December 30th

Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center  12 – 5 pm

On sale December 31st ONLY

Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center  9 – 1 pm
Kimball Theatre 1 – 5 pm
Wm & Mary Campus Center 3 – 9 pm
Wm & Mary Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall 1 – 9pm
Wm & Mary Sadler Center 1 – 9pm
Williamsburg Regional Library  1 – 9 pm

Don’t Forget: “A Christmas Carol” performance

scrooge and tiny tim

This Tuesday, don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets for a wonderful winter evening under the stars with Ford’s Colony’s own Theater Club production of “A Christmas Carol.” This new version of the classic tale will feature Master Thespian Ed Whitacre. Created by Mark Lerman, this version incorporates many suggestions from the audience from previous years’ performances.

Hosted by the 25th Anniversary Committee, this is sure to be a memorable start to the Christmas season!

Date: December 11 2012 (rain date, December 18 2012)

Time: 6:30pm

Where: Westbury Park

Admission: FREE

Notes: Bring your chairs. Children may bring a blanket to sit up front near the theater. Please eat dinner in advance or after the show. Carpooling is advised. Security will be assisting traffic.  Park in the designated parking area or on one side of the street.


New Owners for Ford’s Colony Golf Club

Ford's Colony Golf Course
Ford’s Colony Golf Course

For several years, Ford’s Colony Golf Club ownership has been in flux.  Listed for sale by Prudential at $9.95 million, Accord Golf Capital and Och-Ziff Real Estate finally bought the club Friday, November 30 2012.  Och-Ziff Real Estate is a hedge fund investment firm with $32 billion in assets. Partnering with Accord Golf Capital, the firms plan to implement improvements to the business and facilities.  New management for the course is part of the package, too, as Traditional Golf Management takes position as the managing head. Traditional Golf Management, of Toano, VA, manages several other golf courses, including Stonehouse, Royal New Kent and Brickshire. Members of Ford’s Colony Golf Club will receive reciprocity with those three golf courses, paying only a $20 cart fee, and access to many other golf courses in the Traditional Golf Management network.

Read more about the new Ford’s Colony owners in the Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily’s article, and the Virginia Gazette’s article,

Ford’s Colony December Calendar

fords colony clubhouse
The Ford’s Colony Clubhouse

Check out the Ford’s Colony calendar to find the dates and times for all your favorite activities. From Yoga and Mah Jongg to Craft Club and Movie Night, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Ford’s Colony Calendar of Events

Want more information on a specific club? Find the full list here:

Ford’s Colony Clubs

Have a merry Christmas!

Blood Drive in Ford’s Colony, Dec. 7 2012

Give Blood

Here’s your chance to save a life!  This is the last Ford’s Colony Blood Drive of the year and we’re so close to exceeding our goal. Volunteers will be on site with snacks and refreshments. If your schedule is tight, call or email Chris to make an appointment at 757-258-4270 or cschwenker@fchoa.net.

Date: Friday, December 7 2012

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Swim and Tennis Club

Exquisite Design: 109 Aintree

Welcome to 109 Aintree in Ford’s Colony, Williamsburg VA!

No detail has been missed in this elegant and impeccably maintained home on a quiet cul-de-sac. Located in Ford’s Colony, 109 Aintree is the epitome of luxurious living. Its Great Room is accented by coffered ceilings, opening to a culinary kitchen and light filled sunroom. The spacious dining room with butler’s pantry offers a beautiful, formal space. Secluded by French doors, the den is also perfectly suited as a study. An expansive first floor master bedroom offers a private retreat with gorgeous spa bathroom and his and her walk-in closets. The second bedroom is also on the first floor. Upstairs, the third bedroom, fourth bedroom or bonus room, and full bath create the perfect guest or “in-law” suite.

The master retreat, offering huge windows and a tray ceiling with ambient lighting
Master bathroom
Master bathroom, with dual marble vanities, walk in shower and jetted tub.

The living space extends outdoors to a luxurious screened porch, offering ceiling fans and tiled flooring. A deck provides a beautiful view of the private back yard. Adjacent to the 2 car garage, a temperature controlled work shop offers storage and counter space, along with plenty of light, for all your projects and hobbies.

Outdoor entertaining at its best

In addition to its aesthetics, 109 Aintree also offers incredible behind the scenes features including an intercom system, security system, irrigation system, Velux electronically controlled skylights in sunroom, Williamsburg “Christmas light” switch, separate heating and cooling system for upper level, two zoned heating and cooling system in main living area,  plantation shutters, built-in speakers and outside gas hookup.

Offered at $750,000.

To see the full listing, please visit my website. To schedule your private showing, please contact me at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com

“A Christmas Carol” Performance

A Christmas Carol tiny tim and scrooge

Celebrating this wonderful season of Christmas, the Theatre Club of Ford’s Colony and the 25th Anniversary Committee is hosting a production of “A Christmas Carol.” This new version of the classic play reflects suggestions from fans of previous performances, created by Mark Lerman and starring Master Thespian, Ed Whitacre.

Bring your family and friends to this outdoor event held at Westbury Park, under the stars!

Date: December 11 2012 (rain date, December 18 2012)

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Westbury Park, Ford’s Colony

Admission: FREE

Additional Info: Please bring chairs and/or blankets. Please eat dinner in advance or after the show. Carpooling is advised. Park in the designated parking area or on one side of the street.



How to Search ALL Ford’s Colony Homes and Land

Ford’s Colony Clubhouse in Williamsburg VA

Ford’s Colony is one of the most highly sought after communities in Williamsburg, VA! With three championship golf courses, two Olympic sized pools, and a beautiful club house hosting over 50 community clubs, it’s easy to see why. There are about 3200 homes in Ford’s Colony, with approximately 5000 residents. But I’ve made it easy to search of ALL Ford’s Colony homes for sale.  Ford’s Colony real estate is my speciality–I’ve been a Ford’s Colony resident for 15 years!

Just follow these links to a custom search of ONLY homes for sale in Ford’s Colony:

Search Ford’s Colony Detached Homes

Search all Ford’s Colony Condos and Townhouses

Search all lots and land in Ford’s Colony

For more information, visit my information page on Ford’s Colony or contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com

164 Killarney: Peerless Craftsmanship and Superb Beauty

164 Killarney

A truly extraordinary opportunity, 164 Killarney in the Killarney section of Ford’s Colony, represents the epitome of a luxury home. The personal golf course residence of Williamsburg’s leading custom home builder, DeRose and Sons Custom Homes, this home is a tribute to expert craftsmanship. Expect a masterpiece in the art of luxury home building in this exquisite 5800 square foot “estate” style residence, offering four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms.

Gorgeous coffered ceiling of the living room accented by Waterford chandelier
Master bath features claw foot tub, two vanities and marble walk-in shower

For more information on 164 Killarney in Ford’s Colony, Williamsburg VA, please visit the full listing here.

To schedule a private showing of 164 Killarney, please contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com

Swim Team Fundraiser

Shop to support the swim team! The 2nd Annual Fundraiser for the Ford’s Colony Killer Whales swim team will be held this coming Sunday. New and familiar vendors will be there, presenting their wares while you enjoy wine and appetizers.  The swim team is largely supported by this fundraiser, so why not finish all your Christmas shopping in one afternoon and keep our Killer Whales swimming!

Where: Swim and Tennis Club

When: November 11 2012, 3:00-6:00pm


Theater Club Hootenanny!

Come one, come all to a real live, bona fide Hootenanny! Hosted by the Theater Club and Dance Club of Ford’s Colony, this event promises to be a cracking good time! Featured entertainment will include Greg Davey of Three Jolly Coachmen accompanying a group of dancers from the Ford’s Colony Dance Club.  Just sit back and enjoy the dancin’ and fine music or join in! Lessons on the latest new fangled steps will help you get your toes tapping!

Date: Tuesday, November 13

Time: 7:30

Where: Swim and Tennis Club

Admission: FREE!

Refreshments will be served

Choo Choo Ch’Boogie: Model Railroad Showcase

The Modern Railroad Club of Ford’s Colony is offering an afternoon of incredible train layouts.  Showings will be in eight different homes, with everything from work-in-progress to completed scenes. Model scales from N to G (small to large) will be displayed. Photos are welcome! This is an amazing opportunity for the whole family, so get on board!

Date: November 18, 2012

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Owners, Addresses, and Layouts:

  1. Jack Brown  – 153 Heritage Point — HO scale
  2. Bob Calabro  —  104 Concord  —  Lionel O
  3. Dick Cooper  —  117 Concord  —  Lionel O
  4. Ed Rappe  —  103 Hunstanton  —  O scale
  5. John Roberts  —  104 Heritage Pointe  —  O scale
  6. Hans Schwartz  —  168 Western Gailes  —  N scale
  7. Tom Treese  —  105 Samoset  —  Outdoor G scale — Weather Permitting
  8. Gale Treiber  —  232 St. Cuthbert  —  HO scale

Some etiquette to remember:
– Parking is limited  — Please do not block driveways
– Children must be accompanied by an adult
– Please do not touch trains or scenery or lean on the layout
– Space is limited, so be aware of your time spent in viewing
– Photos are permitted
– Questions are welcome (except for cost or value of layout)
– Six of the layouts are accessed by stairs
– One layout is a lower level walk-in
– One layout is in a backyard garden