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    • Lake of the Woods, VA, Featured in the Washington Post!

      In October, I had the privilege of sharing Lake of the Woods with fabulous Washington Post freelance writer and nature photographer, Ann Cameron Siegal. An avid wildlife person like me, Ann, my husband John, and I trolled around the lake, and Ann was able to take some incredible photos of her favorite, the Blue Heron, […]
      Written by Patricia Licata
    • Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Bella’s in the Tub!

      Another swan rescue! A few days after my article in Lake Currents appeared with my contact information for residents seeing swans in distress, I received a call from Holly Marshall! Thanks to the keen eyes of her dad, Fred, and Holly’s having read that article in Lake Currents, Holly called me about an injured swan. […]
      Written by Patricia Licata
    • LOWA Assessment Delinquency Correction

      At the Lake of the Woods Board of Directors meeting held on December 3, apparently the HOA/assessment delinquencies were mis-stated. Below is a correction that was made by Pat Rowland, President. Delinquency Report Corrections The percentage of delinquencies of FY 11 LOWA assessments reported by the Treasurer at the December 3, Board meeting and then […]
      Written by Patricia Licata
    • Lucy’s Valiant Effort

      Although Lucy gave it a truly valiant effort, she passed away in the care of a swan technician in Boston, VA, over the weekend. I am so sad that she didn’t make it…and I’m concerned about the future of swans on our lake, as the numbers have dwindled. Did you know that mute swans are […]
      Written by Patricia Licata
    • Lucky Us!

      I am simply amazed by the concern shared by so many residents who have heard about Lucy, the injured swan! I am truly grateful that we are fortunate to live in a community so rich in compassion. Thanks to you, Lucy isn’t the only “lucky&#82...
      Written by Patricia Licata
    • Lucky Lucy!

      This evening began uneventfully–until I received the call.  For about three hours prior, I had been feverishly engrossed in writing the second article in a series for Lake Currents on distressed properties. I needed a break! And boy, the adventure began, definitely taking me away from my task! The call was from Sue Benton, a […]
      Written by Patricia Licata