Grand Illumination 2013 is almost here!

Starting with the Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 7th at 9am and concluding with fireworks Sunday, December 8th at 7pm, this is a full weekend of fun in Williamsburg.

On Sunday, gather for musical performances from multiple stages throughout the Revolutionary City. You’re sure to find something to keep you entertained as you wait for the evening’s highlight.  Don’t miss the Fifes and Drums performances!

For a full list of events, check out the Colonial Williamsburg website calendar.




Annual Ford’s Colony Real Estate Seminar


The Ford’s Colony real estate market is changing–and for the better!On February 21 2013, I’ll be hosting the Fourth Annual Market Watch Seminar for Ford’s Colony. This is an opportunity for you to get information about home ownership, home values, and home sales in the community.  Don’t forget to RSVP by February 19 2013!

When: February 21 2013 2:00pm-4:00pm

Where: The Banquet Room, Ford’s Colony Country Club

Offering complimentary refreshments

RSVP by February 19, 2013 by contacting Deelyn at or 757.503.1999

Movie Night at the Ford’s Colony Swim & Tennis Club


Featured Film: The Big Sleep (1946). Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone, and Elisha Cook, Jr.


“Raymond Chandler’s witty and convoluted whodunit comes to life under director Howard Hawks. Humphrey Bogart is private eye Philip Marlowe, investigating a wealthy family’s dark secrets, and Lauren Bacall is the sharp-tongued rich girl ensnared with him in a murderous web of deceit, blackmail and murder.” (Movies Unlimited)  

When: January 25 2013, 7:00pm.

Where: Ford’s Colony Swim and Tennis Club

Admission: FREE!

For more information contact Bob Zornetzer at 757-564-8505 or

Give Blood and Enter to Win $1,000 giftcard!


Donate Blood or Platelets between January 1 and March 31 and you will automatically be entered to win a $ 1000.00 gift card from a home improvement store! Come help us reach our goal of 60 pints during the February blood drive.

When: February 8 2013, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Make an appointment today!  Contact Chris at 757-258-4270 or  


FREE Active Aging Expo and Benefit

Williamsburg Helenic Center

Seniors, the deadline for registering for the FREE 2013 Boomers and Beyond Active Aging Expo is Janurary 11 2013–this Friday!

This workshop includes terrific programming including informative presentations, interactive workshops, a continental breakfast and a boxed lunch.  A silent auction will be held to benefit the Senior Services Coalition whose membership includes Ford’s Colony Aging in Place.

When: February 9th 2013, deadline to register January 11 2013.

Where: Williamsburg Hellenic Center, Saturday morning, February 9th.

To register, please complete the form below and fax it (757-467-7636), e-mail it ( or mail it to Senior Advocate, P.O. Box 1046, Williamsburg, VA. 23187.

“First Night” Buttons on Sale Now!

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

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!

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

Calling All Donors…Blood Drive on April 8th!

Thinking about donating blood?         

Did you know that every minute of every day, someone needs blood?  That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute for your donation. 

When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group. Currently only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood.

It could not be easier…donating blood takes so little time, and can literally change someone else’s life. 

Ford’s Colony has made it so easy to do – on Friday, April 8th, you can donate blood between the hours of 11am-4pm at the Swim and Tennis Club.

Call Christopher Schwenker, Jr. at 757-258-4270 to make an appointment to donate blood.  Or, you can email him at

Don’t miss the CLUB FAIR at the Ford’s Colony Swim and Tennis Club!

Looking to get involved in Ford’s Colony? Without a doubt, there is SOME club or some activity  for everyone who may want to get involved in the neighborhood. Don’t miss the Club Fair that will be held TODAY January 12,2011 at 7:00 at the Swim and Tennis Club.

From the Ford’s Colony Home Owner’s Association:

 Whether your interests are artistic, recreational, musical, educational or purely social, there are residents here doing it.  Come out for the fun and light refreshments!

Gift Certificates for Great Meals at Local Restaurants will be Raffled Off!!

 What a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and have some fun too. (And maybe win a gift certificate for a restaurant).