We think nothing beats retirement in Northern Virginia, especially at Cascades at Embrey Mill. It’s called “Northern Virginia,” but it could very well be called “Central Everything” because so much is within easy reach. There is always something exciting to do here! Let’s highlight just a few of the many adventures you can enjoy.
With homeschooling on the horizon for parents as we move to schools reopening for the 2020 school year, we wanted to put together a list of our favorite resources and insights on how to best manage working, parenting, and homeschooling while balancing the new lifestyle COVID-19 has pushed upon us.
Earth Day is an annual event that started on April 22, 1970 to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution and the fact that this planet’s resources will not last forever. Since then, every April 22, Earth Day has turned into a worldwide celebration with rallies, conferences and outdoor activities and service projects.
There is snow falling in the mountains so now is the time to enjoy the wide variety of outdoor winter fun Virginia has to offer. Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains are home to four ski resorts that offer downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Fortunately, for our residents they are all just a day trip away from Embrey Mill. It’s fun for the whole family from beginner skiers to the most experienced. Here are a few resorts we recommend, that are all within driving distance.
Do you need a little less stress and a little more magic in your holiday?
If so, look no further than Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s a place full of Christmas magic, so close to home. It’s that special time of year when the kids start getting so excited about Santa making a visit, but where mom and dad tend to get a little stressed. Although it is the most wonderful time of the year, shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking and preparing for family visits can be a bit overwhelming.
The most wonderful, happy, and exciting time of the year will be here before you know it! Embrey Mill will be shining like a Winter Wonderland with beautiful sparkling lights, ribbons and wreaths throughout the community, giving you that warm happy holiday feeling! Want to know a secret? Embrey Mill gets an early visit from Santa every year right before Christmas!
S.E.R.V.E. began the mission of helping Stafford County families in emergency need in 1979, This was when a devoted Social Worker and three local Pastors came together to form Stafford Emergency Relief through Volunteer Efforts affectionately known as S.E.R.V.E.
The Knight family cemetery is located on the farm formerly owned by the Knights and later, by Jackson Musselman, son-in-law to Lewis Knight. The cemetery contains several graves; however, only two are inscribed.
If you’ve been to Dogwood Dog Park in Phase 1, you’ve probably noticed the fenced-in area immediately to the right of the entrance. This area has massive aluminum planter boxes with a variety of gorgeous plants growing in them. This is our community garden, made exclusively for the use of residents living in Embrey Mill.
Commuting to work (especially if you live in the Stafford area but work in D.C., Fairfax, or Woodbridge) can be a huge money and time saver. It can also be a great way to make friends and lessen the impact on the environment.
It is that time of year again; the kids are back to school! We all know the first few weeks of school can be stressful for families with getting back on a schedule, making it to the bus stop on time, packing lunches and helping with homework. What’s a better way to relieve some of that stress for both, mom, dad and the kids by having a fun family day at one of the many Fall Festivals right in here in Stafford County?
Somehow, it’s already November, the leaves are well into “Fall” mode, and the fall school sports season is well under way. As things heat up at the local high schools, it should be noted that two prominent schools – Colonial Forge and North Stafford – have a long-standing sports rivalry that, once again, will be in full swing.
With Embrey Mill being centrally, located near Washington DC and several military bases we understand, maybe a little more than most, what it is like to have so many of our loved ones, neighbors and friends, fighting for our freedom. Lighting our front porch green is a small token to show our gratitude.
You can feel the air changing; the kids are once again riding the giant yellow school bus; and leaves are starting to change color, the signs of Fall are all upon us.
Every year Embrey Mill’s HOA holds a family focused Fall Festival. Imagine Super Hero’s, Jedi, and Power Rangers taking over Embrey Field as they come to play games and compete for the best costume prize.
We are very excited to see this project get under way, as this change will benefit everyone living at Embrey Mill by reducing traffic jams and by providing faster commuting times. This is a great development for Stafford County and we are so pleased that they will be beginning construction soon!
Here at Embrey Mill we are proud to say that we have total “Walkability” in our neighborhood. You can walk to any of our park as well as from one phase of the development to the other. On any given day as you ride through Embrey Mill you will see moms, kids, and dog walkers traveling up and down our sidewalks. Our goal at Embrey Mill was for you to come home, park your car and leave the busy lifestyle behind you as your enjoy all the community has to offer.
When you say it you can feel it :Chill-e Cook-off. That’s right it’s time to chill out and enjoy the 2nd Annual Embrey Mill Chili Cook-Off as an Embrey Mill resident. This is a family fun event where everyone can enjoy the afternoon in Festival Park flying kites, throwing Frisbees, tossing the ball and just Chill-ing.
With the hazy, lazy days of summer fastly approaching, as well as the opening of the Embrey Mill pool on Saturday, May 27, now is a great time to review some swimming safety tips to keep our littlest swimmer’s safe while enjoying all the pool has to offer.
On Friday May 19th, the Goodrich family was presented the key to their new mortgage free home. "It's just beyond anything we ever could have imagined," said his wife Jacqueline Goodrich. "It's not just a home; it's peace of mind."
On February 13 U.S. Army Sgt Michael Goodrich and his family toured their future home. The Goodrich family was awarded this beautiful custom built home by the “Operation Finally Home” program. Sgt. Goodrich was injured in Afghanistan on his second deployment.
Located in the heart of Stafford; off Route 1 and Coal Landing Road, Government Island offers a bit of history combined with scenic trails. As a designated site on the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail this site offers easy walking trails for all ages, including dogs.
It was a very happy, proud, and emotional day here at Embrey Mill on Monday, November 14, 2016. The Goodrich family, Army Sgt. Timothy Goodrich, his wife Jacqueline, daughter Lucy, 8, son Tag, 4, and service dog Maci, were welcomed by a large crowd of Embrey Mill residents, Stafford County officials, and representatives of both Newland Communities and all of the builders at Embrey Mill.
When most people attend a basketball game, they can expect long lines to get in, loud music, overpriced junk food, and the feeling of tension every time someone has to take a free throw. However, during the Washington Wizards game that took place on Veteran’s Day, retired U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy (Michael) Goodrich and his family got a huge surprise during halftime that they did not see coming.