Merry Cachemas!

Hang your caching bag by the chimney with care, because all through NoVAGO there is excitement in the air! Nestle GPS batteries snug in their chargers, while you make sure a pen is ready for caching departures. Each day of Cachemas there will be a present to unwrap, 12 days of gifts & 12 new caches on your map! Yes, Cachemas is coming!  A holiday treat from all of us at NoVAGO, the 2014 Cachemas Series is a 13-part journey that will take you on a tour of Northern Virginia. From Alexandria to Purcellville to McLean and Manassas, the fun begins on … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendar!

We hope everyone will mark their calendars because the fall event date is set!  Join us at Vint Hill Village Green’s shelter for our annual fall picnic and auction on October 11, 2014!   Stayed tuned for more details — the event page will be publishing soon — but meantime certainly save the date!  You won’t want to miss the fun!  🙂 … Continue reading

NoVAGO Wants to Hear from You!

As you might have already seen on our Facebook page, we in NoVAGO are curious: What brings you to our seasonal events?  Do you primarily come… To seek new caches? To see old friends? Meet new people? Sample the food? Sit and socialize? Hike? Bike? Ask caching questions? Play games? Or _____________? We currently have a poll thread in our forums and we encourage everyone to please let us know your opinion.  We look towards using your responses to help us plan our future events! … Continue reading

Save the Date: A Super Summer Weekend Ahead!

Mark your calendars!   NoVAGO is heading west this July for a super summer weekend!   Make plans now to join us on July 26 for our annual summer picnic.  This year we’ll be heading to Sherando Park, a lovely 330-acre jewel in Frederick County near Winchester, VA.  The park offers a variety of attractions including hiking trails, mountain biking, a fishing lake, playgrounds, and of course, caches!  We will gather for a picnic potluck, have some games and enjoy a summer day socializing, caching and having a great time! In fact, to really capitalize on the trip, block out the weekend.  A variety … Continue reading

Splendid Springtime at Leesylvania

Get ready for a great geocaching weekend!  On April 26 and 27, NoVAGO invites to you lend a hand, picnic with friends and also celebrate the 2013 NoVAGO cache awards! The weekend kicks off with the Neabsco Road CITO.  From 9 a.m. until noon, we will be helping clean up a portion of Neabsco Rd. near Woodbridge.   Since this weekend is Groundspeak’s 2014 CITO Weekend, everyone who logs an “attended” at a Cache In, Trash Out event earns a CITO souvenir for their Geocaching profile.  As this area is right outside Leesylvania State Park, our host for Sunday’s picnic, … Continue reading

NoVAGO’s 2013 Cache Award Nominations Period is Open Until March 15th

You have until March 15th to submit your nominations for the best caches placed in the NoVAGO area during 2013. The NoVAGO forums have more informations about the Nominations guidelines, including lists of eligible caches. This year you have two options for submitting nominations, either by e-mail or via Google Docs. If you want to join in the discussions about potentially noteworthy caches, check out the 2013 Standout Caches thread in the forums. … Continue reading

Thanks 2013 — Go 2014!

Due to the weather conditions that much of our region has been experiencing this weekend, the Thanks! event scheduled for January 5 will be moved to next Sunday, January 12th from 4-6 pm.   We hope everyone can come and join us as we thank all those who helped out NoVAGO in 2013! Also upcoming in the next couple weeks is Go 2014 in NoVA — a meet-and-greet providing a chance to socialize and also a chance for all interested do a little planning for the upcoming year.  It will be held on Tuesday, January 14 from 6-8 pm.   Everyone … Continue reading

2014 NoVAGO Officers

I am happy to announce that the new Officers for 2014 are: President – WVKiwi Vice President – ChaseClan2.3 Secretary – Derektiffany Treasurer – KanukGirl Public Relations – Schwandt Thanks to all who voted. Looking forward to a great year ahead. … Continue reading

2014 Officer Elections

The elections for NoVAGO’s 2014 Officers are open. Votes may be cast from December 1st through December 31st.  Please take a few minutes and cast your ballot. Email your vote to 2014vote @ Please put “NoVAGO Vote” in the subject line so they can be collected and tallied by our vote counters.     Reminders: – Only one name per office – You do NOT have to vote for EVERY office to have your vote counted. – All NoVAGO members regardless of where they live are eligible to vote. – Please include your caching name with your vote. The … Continue reading

Nominations are Now Open

November sees opening of the nomination process for the 2014 Officers. During the month, anyone interested in running for an office is welcome to post their intent in the NoVAGO forums. Once December 1st rolls around, we will begin the election process based on our nominees. January 1st the winners will be announced. If you have ever thought about running for an office, please consider tossing your name into the ring. If you have any questions about what is required for any of the positions, please drop a line or contact one of the current officers or directors. New leadership … Continue reading