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Spend a Spring Weekend in Mr. Jefferson’s Neighborhood

Mulberry Row at Monticello. (Google Images)

Mulberry Row at Monticello. (Google Images)

With spring here and summer around the corner, visitors to beautiful central Virginia will be on the upswing. And who can blame them? With pleasant breezes and verdant views in all directions, who wouldn’t want to be here right now? So with that in mind, we have come up with the perfect weekend in Mr. Jefferson’s neighborhood — whether you are visiting for just a few days or already live here.
Friday night — There is only one place to be in Charlottesville on a Friday night and that’s on the Downtown Mall. Fridays After Five will be your entertainment and you have your choice of dozens of restaurants, cafes, and food trucks for dinner and dessert options. The people watching can’t be beat.

Saturday morning – The City Market on Water Street is an energetic and lively place to be on Saturday mornings. Bring a market basket or cloth shopping bag and plan to browse the stalls of locally-grown produce, pick up some local baked goods, or nosh on made-on-the-spot eats.

Saturday afternoon – Why not go for a walk? Wander around the University of Virginia, then stop on the corner for an iced coffee at one of the many coffee shops.

Saturday evening – You’ll definitely want to go out for dinner but where to go? We like Duner’s, which is in Ivy, west of Charlottesville. The drive is beautiful and the food is worth the extra effort.

Sunday brunch – So many options. How do you decide? Really, you can’t go wrong with any place on the Downtown Mall or on the Corner, but if you want a relaxed place with excellent food and great outdoor seating, try Beer Run. It’s east of downtown and parking is easy.

Sunday afternoon – After eating your weight in Eggs Benedict, you’ll want to move around a little. Head up to Monticello for a tour and definitely explore the grounds afterward. This time of year, there’s always something interesting to see in Mr. Jefferson’s gardens.

 

No matter what you choose to do, you won’t be bored. Charlottesville has so many offerings, you’re guaranteed a lovely weekend.


Tips for Selling Your Glenmore Home, Part 2

 

Is your home clean, clutter-free, and welcoming? (Photo credit: Google Images)

Is your home clean, clutter-free, and welcoming? (Photo credit: Google Images)

In our last post about selling your Glenmore home, we talked about what you need to do outside. Now it’s time to go inside and do some work there. This is going to be rather involved, but if it means you can sell your home quickly, then the effort is worth it.

First of all, how does your house smell? Is it pleasant or unpleasant? If it’s the latter, open the windows and air things out, as well as take out the trash and recycling. Empty Kitty’s litter box. While your house is on the market, be aware of what you are cooking and avoid anything that smells bad. Pay attention to your pets to see Fido and Fluffy are adding to the atmosphere. Liberally spraying air fresheners around the house is not a good idea, as it could trigger an allergic reaction in a prospective buyer, so deal with any smell issues before your house goes on the market.

Now, starting in the foyer, walk around and start dealing with all the piles of debris that have accumulated. Recycle stacks of magazines and put books back on the shelves. Put shoes and sports gear away. Never, ever leave dirty dishes out. Make the beds.  This will be an ongoing, daily process while your house is on the market.

The next step is to go back through your house and reduce clutter even further. If you have family photos arranged on the piano, consider putting most of all of them away. (You’ll need to pack them for your move anyway, so you might as well get started now.) It’s spring, so box up your winter clothes and gear so that your closets look larger and less full. If your children have 75,426 Legos in their toy room, reduce that number by at least 95% so that the mess is at a minimum. The idea here is to make your house look large and spacious by taking out as much as you can.

Next, is your house clean? We don’t mean quickly wiping down counters clean — we mean sparkling and gleaming clean. This part is hard, but it’s oh so important. There can be no crumbs on the kitchen table or water spots on the bathroom mirrors. The toilets and tubs must look showroom new. The walls and trim need to be free of smudges. No dust bunnies can float out from under dressers or sofas.

Finally, is the house in good repair? Are all the lights working, the appliances running smoothly, the doors open and close without squeaking, and so forth? While some prospective buyers don’t mind taking care of some projects when they move in, most expect near-perfection.

This list is long, but if you prepare properly, your house will show well and should sell quickly.

If you have any questions or need advice, we encourage you to talk with one of our agents to get the information you need.

 

 


Tips for Selling Your Glenmore Home This Spring, Part 1

AA011590If you’re thinking of selling your home in Glenmore this spring or summer, now is the time to start planning.

Because this is an involved topic with much to cover, we’re going to break it down into two posts and focus on each aspect. For Part 1, we will be talking about the exterior of your home. This is important because first impressions are made even before prospective buyers walk through the door.

Go outside and approach your home as if you were a prospective buyer. If you aren’t sure how to do that, we suggest that you visit a Glenmore house that’s already on the market and pay attention to the details that you notice.Then go back to your house and take another look.

Consider the landscaping: Prune the shrubs. Rake out, weed, and mulch the flower beds. Walk around the yard and pick up any sticks or other debris. And once the temperatures are warmer, make sure the grass is freshly cut.

Think about cleanliness and maintenance: Make sure the exterior sparkles. Wash the windows. Power wash the siding, if necessary. Have the paint touched up. Look at the light fixtures to see if they are clean and bug- and cobweb-free, as well as check the lightbulbs to ensure they haven’t burned out. And finally, is your front door fresh and ready to greet new people?

Paying attention to curb appeal will ensure that prospective buyers are impressed before they even walk in the door.

In the next post, we’ll go inside and discuss what you need to do there.


SEPTEMBER GLENMORE COUNTRY CLUB EVENTS

The Glenmore September Slam

Junior Singles Inter-Club Tennis Tournament

Saturday, September 20th

Match times start at 12:00 p.m. or later.

$10 per player

For registration or additional information, please contact Mark Ryman, Director of Tennis 
at 817-0539 or mryman@glenmorecountryclub.com

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Under the Sea

Saturday, September 20th during the ‘Yappy Hour’ Member Social (5:30 – 6:30p.m.).

Each child will design their very own 
Sea Life Collage with origami sea creatures.

$5 per child.

To sign up, please contact April Porter by Wednesday, September 17th, 
at aporter@glenmorecountryclub.com  or 817-0504.

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After School Junior Golf


Wednesdays
 through October 29th from  
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Ages 4 – 15.

$20 per child.



For registration or additional information, 
please contact Meredith Loosse at 817-0502 
or  mloosse@glenmorecountryclub.com.

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Martha Jefferson Hospital’s 
12th Annual WOMEN IN PINK 
Tennis Tournament at Glenmore



Saturday, September 27th from 9:00 am- noon.

All proceeds to benefit Marianne’s Room — a special resource room at Martha Jefferson Hospital providing support for women undergoing cancer treatment.

Come watch and show your support!

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Glenwick Club Championships

Doubles and Mixed Doubles Inter-Club Event

October 11th and 12th

Men’s and Women’s Doubles ~ Saturday, October 11th

Finals at Glenmore Country Club

Mixed Doubles ~ Sunday, October 12th

Finals at Keswick Club

$20.00 per person, which includes two guaranteed matches, match balls,
 two drink tickets for the finals cocktail parties at Glenmore and Keswick, and bar snacks.


Please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 817-0539 for matches start times.

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GLENMORE COUNTRY CLUB GOLF NEWS

Greens AerificationThrough Thursday, September 4th

9 Holes will be open everyday for play (Rain Date:  Monday, September 8th  –  Wednesday, September 10th)



Two Day Short Game School & DinnerThursday, September 11th & Friday, September 12th     4:00 – 6:00pm each day
Putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play will
improve with instruction from Golf Pros Meredith and Jack.     
Fee of $135 per person includes 4 hours of instruction and 
dinner Thursday evening. Adult beverages are not included.



Two Day ‘On Course’ Golf School & DinnerThursday, September 18th & Friday, September 19th         
2:00 – 6:00pm each day
Nine holes of ‘on course’ instruction provided each day for 
full swing, putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play.     
Fee of $300 per person includes 18 holes/8 hours of instruction and 
dinner Thursday evening. Adult beverages are not included.
Please contact the Golf Shop to register…817-0502

Men’s Twilight Golf and Steak Night

Thursday, September 18th      5:00pm Shotgun Start     ‘Beat the Pro’

Fun 9-hole event with great dinner!

$30 per person +cart fees includes golf and dinner.
Entry deadline is Wednesday, September 17th at 3:00pm.
Please contact the Golf Shop to register…817-0502



 

It’s back by popular demand…..

Glenmore’s 1-Day Member-Guest!! 

Friday, September 26th    1:00pm Shotgun Start

Ladies and Gentlemen, bring your favorite non-Glenmore golfer for a day of competition.

$100/team includes green fees and cart fee for your guest, prizes, beverages, and a post-tournament cookout.  (Spouses/Significant others invited to cookout for $30++)

Ladies’ and Men’s Divisions.  Sign up by Wednesday, September 24th in the golf shop or call 817-0502


GLENMORE WOMEN’S GROUP & YAPPY HOUR SOCIAL

Glenmore Women’s Group – Kicks off its new season!
Friday, September 19th       11:30am      Luncheon in the Grand Ballroom.

 

Guest speaker: Jody Kielbasa
UVA’s Vice Provost for the Arts and Director of the Virginia Film Festival
.

Kielbasa has guided the Virginia Film Festival to unprecedented success & attendance, while at the same time expanding its community outreach.
If you’re interested in learning more about the University’s museums and performing arts,
or the Virginia Film Festival, we hope you’ll attend this exciting program!

 

Glenmore Country Club members will be billed $24.50 to their monthly account.
Non-members should bring a check made out to “Glenmore Country Club” in that amount.
Annual dues of $10 are payable in cash.

 

To make your reservations please contact Ann Troutman at 202-7606, (akft75@aol.com)
or Rebecca Thomas, 244-7878, (melbec@centurylink.net).

 

Glenmore Country Club’s
1st YAPPY HOUR Member Social

Saturday, September 20th

5:30pm – 6:30pm at the Adult Pool and Tent Pad
Please bring your K9 Family member
and join us for cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Under the Sea

Saturday, September 20th during the Member Social

5:30pm-6:30pm       $5 per child

 

 

 

Each Child will design their very own
Sea Life Collage with origami sea creatures.

 

 

To sign up, please contact April Porter by Wednesday, September 17th,
at aporter@glenmorecountryclub.com  or 817-0504.

 

 

 

 

 


GLENMORE CC – SEPTEMBER SOCIAL NEWS

Enjoy Chef Kristo’s Tailgate Menu for the Football Season

Please place your order by 12:00pm on Thursday

for pick up on Saturday and Sunday (NFL games ! !).
You will receive a confirmation via phone or email.

Contact Beth Hyder at 817-0530 or

BHyder@GlenmoreCountryClub.com

GLENMORE WOMEN’S GROUP

Kicks off its new season!
Friday, September 19th       11:30am      Luncheon in the Grand Ballroom.

Guest speaker: Jody Kielbasa
UVA’s Vice Provost for the Arts and Director of the Virginia Film Festival. 
Kielbasa has guided the Virginia Film Festival to unprecedented success & attendance, while at the same time expanding its community outreach. 
If you’re interested in learning more about the University’s museums and performing arts, 
or the Virginia Film Festival, we hope you’ll attend this exciting program!

Glenmore Country Club members will be billed $24.50 to their monthly account.
 Non-members should bring a check made out to “Glenmore Country Club” in that amount. 
Annual dues of $10 are payable in cash.

To make your reservations please contact Ann Troutman at 202-7606, (akft75@aol.com) 
or Rebecca Thomas, 244-7878, (melbec@centurylink.net).

 

September Member Social

Saturday, September 20th

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Join us for specialty cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres then

head to the Glenmore Grill with friends for dinner.

Under the Sea

Saturday, September 20th during the Member Social

5:30pm-6:30pm       $5 per child  

Each Child will design their very own
Sea Life Collage with origami sea creatures.

To sign up, please contact April Porter by Wednesday, September 17th,
at aporter@glenmorecountryclub.com  or 817-0504.


MEREDITH LOOSSE JUNIOR GOLF LEADERSHIP LPGA AWARD & UPCOMING GOLF EVENTS!

Congratulations to Meredith Loosse!! LPGA 2014 Northeast Section “Of the Year” Award Winner for Junior Golf Leadership

LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals Announce 2014 Section “Of the Year” Award Winner

Northeast Section Teach of the Year – Tiffany Faucette -1757 Golf Club, Dulles, VA

VA Coach of the Year – Patty Frohna- Post

VA Junior Golf Leadership – Meredith Loosse, Glenmore CC, Keswick, VA  

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LADIES WINE AND NINE 

Wednesday, August 27th       5:30pm Shotgun Start     ‘Beat the Pro’

9 Hole Event      Dinner with Wine…Of ‘Course’!      Individual Net Score

$30 per person +cart fees includes golf and dinner.
Entry deadline is Tuesday, August 26th at 3:00pm.
Please contact the Golf Shop to register…817-0502

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Men’s Twilight Golf and Steak Night

Thursday, August 28th      5:30pm Shotgun Start     ‘Beat the Pro’

Fun 9-hole event with great dinner!

$30 per person +cart fees includes golf and dinner.
Entry deadline is Tuesday, August 26th at 3:00pm.
Please contact the Golf Shop to register…817-0502

 

Attention Golf Members! 
Golf Calendar Revision

Mixed Foursomes Tournament      Revised Date: Sunday, October 26th


GLENMORE COUNTRY CLUB – LABOR DAY EVENTS

SundayAugust 31st

Labor Day Brunch, Pool Party & Cookout

11am – 2pm     Glenmore Grill Open for Sunday Brunch

11am – 8pm     Pool Party Begins for All Members and Their Guests

11am – 5pm     19th Hole Open with Food Service until 3pm

12pm – 4pm     DJ Music and Karaoke at the Pool

1pm – 5pm       Water Slide beside the Jungle Gym

3:30pm – 7pm       Chef Kristo’s Cookout at the Tent Pad 

 

As a reminder…all food and non-alcoholic beverages purchased at the cookout apply toward your minimum.

Join us at the cookout as we will not have burger night in the Glenmore Grill.

 

Monday, September 1st

Labor Day Skins Tournament
  Monday, September 1st     9am Shotgun Start

(Ladies’ and Men’s Divisions)

Format:   Individual Skins Game

Sign up as an individual or as foursome.

Entry Fee:  $20+ cart         Fee includes prizes and course beverages.

Entry Deadline:   Sunday, August 31st

19th Hole Hours     11am – 4pm    We will be serving hot dogs, chili, chips, snacks and beverages.

Monday, September 1st

Labor Day Tennis SocialMonday, September 1st    9am – 12pm    No charge

Join us for a morning of great tennis and enjoy light fare and refreshments.

Contact tennis at 817-0539 or tennis@glenmorecountryclub.com

Registration is required. Event is limited to 52 players.

Fitness Notice

There will be no fitness classes held on

Labor Day, Monday September 1st. Enjoy the holiday!