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                                                                               Too Much Green                         News, Page 4

                                                                                                               Budget cuts have led to
                                                                                                               fewer grass cuts along
                                                                                                                    local roads.
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                                                                                                                                                               Not So
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                  Photo by Justin Fanizzi/The Connection

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                                                                                          July 16-22, 2009 Volume XXIII, Number 28
                                                                                                                                                          Burke Connection ❖ July 16-22, 2009
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2 ❖ Burke Connection ❖ July 16-22, 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                   Burke Connection Editor Michael O’Connell

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                                                       Opening Up a Closed World
                                                                                                                                        Autistic children learn, play and make friends
                                                                                                                                        at St. George’s United Methodist camp.
                                                                                                                                                              By Bonnie Hobbs        University’s program for board-certified
                                                                                                                                                                  The Connection     behavioral analysts (BCBA) worked with
                                                                                                                                                                                     the autistic children to teach them social-
                                                                                                                                                         itchell and Elijah didn’t ization skills. Robinson Secondary students

                                                                                                                                        M                 know each other before served as teachers’ aides in the classrooms.
                                                                                                                                                          last week. But they became   Shannon McGrail, of Fairfax’s Kings Park
                                                                                                                                                          friends when both at- West community, conceived of the camp,
                                                                                                                                        tended a camp for autistic children at St. and Ted Hoch, a behavioral analyst on staff
                                                                                                                                        George’s United Methodist Church in at GMU supported the idea. They then e-
                                                                                                                                        Fairfax.                                     mailed several United Methodist churches
                                                                                                                                          That, alone, is a big accomplishment, be- in Fairfax County and St. George’s re-
                                                                                                                                        cause Elijah is a typical boy and Mitchell sponded, donating its space for free.
                                                                                                                                        has autism. If not for the camp, they might    The campers were from a nonprofit, au-
                                                                                                                                        never have met. But                                                   tism support group,
                                                                                                                                        because of it,                                                        Parents of Autistic
                                                                                                                                        Mitchell not only
                                                                                                                                        made a buddy, but
                                                                                                                                                               “If you can share, you                         Children of North-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ern Virginia (POAC-
                                                                                                                                        learned a wealth of    can have a friend.”                            NoVa). McGrail,
                                                                                                                                        socialization skills.                                                 who has an 8-year-
                                                                                                                                          “It’s the first so-
                                                                                                                                                                  — Shannon McGrail, director, PVBIA old autistic son, is
                                                                                                                                        cialization camp in                                                   the director of
                                                                                                                                        the area,” said Karen Emmons, director of PVBIA (POAC-NoVa Verbal Behavior In-
                                                                                                                                        Discipleship Ministries at St. George’s. structor Academy) and ran the camp.
                                                                                                                                        “We’ve had several, special-needs children     Some 137 children participated, includ-
                                                                                                                                        in the church, including autistic children, ing 89 campers with autistism. Activities
Photo by Louise Krafft/The Connection

                                                                                                                                        and we saw this camp as a marvelous thing included emotional charades to help an
                                                                                                                                        to help happen.”                             autistic child determine whether another
                                                                                                                                          Running from June 29-July 3, the camp person is happy or sad. Children also took
                                                                                                                                        was open to children ages 4-13, with the nature hikes, learned how to share board
                                                                                                                                        classes and children organized according to games and had water-balloon fights, just for
                                                                                                                                        abilities and age. Autistic children were fun.
                                                                                                                                        paired with non-autistic children who acted    “The autistic children had to bring in their
                                                                                                                                        as their role models for appropriate behav- favorite item and learn to share it with an-
                                                                                                                                        ior.                                         other child, which is difficult for them,” said
                                                                                                                                          “Fully one-third of them weren’t verbal, McGrail. “But sharing is an important con-
                                                                                                                                        but it’s amazing what everyone did to help cept for our kids because, if you can share,
                                                                                                                                        them,” said Emmons. “For example, if a you can have a friend.”
                                                                                                                                        child was frustrated because another child     Many of the autistic children had never
                                                                                                                                        had a toy they wanted, they’d be taught how
                                        The campers along with children of church members build little sand                             to handle it.”
                                        castles in the fenced in playground at St. Georges.                                               Post-graduates from George Mason                              See Autistic, Page 17

                                        It’s a Small World Getting Smaller
                                                            By Sarah Moore                                                                                                             from Korea, so it’s a natural partnership
                                                               The Connection         South Korean delegation visits Robinson Sec-                                                     to have.”
                                                                                                                                                                                          County officials collaborated with Visit
                                                fter flying 7,000 miles away from     ondary as part of cultural exchange tour.                                                        Fairfax, a non-profit organization that

                                        A       home to visit a new city on the
                                                other side of the world, one
                                        would not expect to meet many people
                                                                                      toured Robinson Secondary in Fairfax for a
                                                                                      couple of hours as part of their visit and in
                                                                                                                                        because it is comparable in size to Sonpa-
                                                                                                                                        gu — both districts serve more than 1 mil-
                                                                                                                                                                                       acts as the official tourism agency for
                                                                                                                                                                                       Fairfax County, to plan the visit. The
                                                                                                                                                                                       delegation had a full itinerary that in-
                                        from home. But if that traveler flew from     that short time met several students, a jani-     lion inhabitants. School Board member          cluded visits to George Mason Univer-
                                        Seoul, Korea to as culturally diverse a       tor and a School Board member, Ilryong            Tessie Wilson (Braddock) said that Kim con-    sity, Burke Lake Park, Burke Centre Li-
                                        place as Fairfax County, he or she might      Moon, all from South Korea.                       tacted Fairfax County Board of Supervisors     brary, the Workhouse Arts Center in
                                        just run into a couple of people from their                                                     Chairman Sharon Bulova (D-At-large) more       Lorton, George Washington’s Mount
                                        home town.                                    IN VISITING Fairfax County, Korean offi-          than a year ago and expressed interest in      Vernon Estate and Gardens, Wolf Trap
                                          That’s exactly what happened when six       cials hoped to establish a partnership and        visiting the county. Fairfax County was glad   National Park for the Performing Arts, a
                                        government officials from the District of     develop understanding between South Ko-           to oblige.                                     Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
                                        Songpa-gu in Seoul visited Fairfax            rea and Fairfax County’s governments.               “We have lots of students from all across    meeting and a Fairfax
                                        County as part of a cultural exchange           Mayor Young-Soon Kim, who led the trip,         the world” said Dr. Jack Dale, FCPS super-
                                        tour on July 9 and 10. The officials          specifically chose Fairfax County for the visit   intendent. “In Fairfax, we have lots of kids                    See Korean, Page 5                                                                                                                                                           Burke Connection ❖ July 16-22, 2009 ❖ 3
          Week in Burke                                                            News
     FCPS Warns of Deeper Cuts
        The 2009-10 school year hasn’t even started yet, but
     Fairfax County Public Schools is already warning the pub-
     lic to prepare for deeper budget cuts in 2010-11.
        Many families are upset about the increase in average                                                                       Grass waits to be cut along
     class size in Fairfax County Public Schools coming this fall.                                                                  the side of Burke Lake Road.
     School Board members said the increase is necessary to
     deal with a shortfall in funding.
        But the recent jump in class size is nothing compared to
     what school officials said the community could have to
     cope with in 2010-2011. Fairfax County Public Schools
     expects it will have to close an approximately $200 mil-
     lion deficit at that time.
        “We will not be able to eliminate that budget gap by just
     increasing class size. Even if we increased the class size by
     11 students, it will not go away,” said Susan Quinn, the
     school system’s chief financial officer
        Fairfax Schools receive approximately 70 percent of their
     financial support directly from Fairfax County, which re-
     lies heavily on local real estate taxes for revenue. With the
     crash of the real estate market, Fairfax property values
     plummeted last year and officials expect they would con-
     tinue to decline further this coming year, leading to lower
     tax collections.
        According to a school system presentation, the county

                                                                       Lost in the Tall Grass
     expects a 10 percent drop in residential property values
     and an 18 percent drop in commercial property values.
        Lower property assessments would impact the amount
     of taxes the county collects for next year’s budget and the
     amount of money it would ultimately be able to transfer
     to Fairfax County Public Schools.
        Even if the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors opted
                                                                       Grass length becomes                                   Berry to do the same, but due to the budget
                                                                                                                              constraints, it would most likely not be possible.
     to impose a vehicle registration fee and raise the real es-
     tate property tax rate 11 cents per $100 of assessed value
                                                                       a growing concern for                                    “I met with [Berry] this spring to establish con-
                                                                                                                              tact,” Cook said. “He was very good about wanting
     next year, the county would still face a spending deficit of      Braddock residents.                                    to help, but there are only so many people in the
     $89.5 million, said Quinn.                                                                                               jail.”
        If the supervisors add no new fees or taxes, staff projects                                    By Justin Fanizzi        According to Berry, due to county budget cuts,
     they would have to find about $315 million to cut out of                                              The Connection money allocated in the past to landscaping is no
     their budget. This would be on top of the additional $200                                                                longer available. As a result, the county has already
     million the school system said it needs, leaving a joint short-            ymptoms of a lagging economy can mani- asked him to organize work crews to work for them
     fall between Fairfax schools and the rest of county gov-
     ernment of about $500 million in 2011.
        At best, county officials told Fairfax County Public
     Schools to expect a “flat transfer” of $1.63 billion, the same
     amount of money the school system has received from
                                                                       S        fest themselves in many ways. Reductions to not only cut grass and do landscaping, but also to
                                                                                occur at schools and government agencies, perform bus shelter maintenance, among other tasks
                                                                                certain taxes rise and property values sink. in an effort to save money that would have to be
                                                                       However, other, less-conspicuous consequences of spent to contract an outside company.
                                                                       budget cuts arise when dollars are trimmed from          “We took over a lot of landscaping that Fairfax
     Fairfax for the last two years.                                   the state budget.                                      County would have to pay for,” Berry said. “There
        Quinn said the local dollars would not cover all of the          In the Braddock District, the tightening of the are no resources available, so we are looking to do
     school system’s costs, particularly because of mandated           transportation budget has lead to an issue with grass more grass cutting that the county has to do. It’s not
     fee increases to employee retirement funds. Fairfax County        length both on medians and the sides of public roads, saving the county any money [cutting grass in the
     also expects about 2,000 more students to enroll in 2011,         leading Supervisor John Cook (R-                                          Braddock District].”
     which would cost the county an additional $13.4 million           Braddock) to seek a panacea.                                                 In addition to the grass on pub-
     in staffing.
        According to Quinn, utility and health insurance costs
                                                                         “VDOT used to cut the grass six
                                                                       times a year, or once a month,”
                                                                                                            “If it keeps raining,                lic roadways, Cook also said that
                                                                                                                                                 his office has been receiving calls
     have also gone up, which impacts the school system’s bot-
     tom line.
                                                                       Cook said. “Two years ago, they
                                                                       reduced it and the grass was 4 to
                                                                                                            we’re going to have                  regarding tall grass at residences
                                                                                                                                                 throughout the district. According
        “The only way to find $200 million is to make cuts in
     staff. When we talk about cuts in staff, we really mean
                                                                       5 feet high.”
                                                                         The Virginia Department of
                                                                                                            a problem.”                          to Ann Sharp, senior staff assistant
                                                                                                                                                 for constituent services in Cook’s
     cuts to programs. … Our programs may no longer be world           Transportation, according to
                                                                                                                   — Supervisor John Cook office, the calls are coming from
     class if you start cutting staff,” said School Board member       Cook, two years ago reduced the                        (R-Braddock) across the district, with no
     Brad Center (Lee) at work session with staff June 13.             number of grass cuts on medians                                           concentration of reports in any one
        “I think the key question we have to ask ourselves is          and roadsides on public roads from six per year to area.
     ‘what are we going to stop doing?’” said school superin-          three, causing grass lengths to become excessive. In     Cook said that this grass is not as much of a con-
     tendent Jack Dale in response.                                    response, Cook has reached out to other county cern as the roadway grass because it is common to
                                        — Julia O'Donoghue             leaders to help him address the issue.                 see lengthy grass earlier in the season. He said that
                                                                         Taking a cue from the former Braddock supervi- the grass tends to get higher at the beginning of the
     Lyme Disease Awareness                                            sor and current Board of Supervisors Chairman warm months, but that it typically is quickly resolved
                                                                       Sharon Bulova (D-At-large), Cook contacted Fairfax after a citizen makes a report and subsequent phone
       To educate the public and raise awareness of the dan-           County Sheriff Stan Berry to see if Berry could orga- call is made to the residence with the tall grass.
     gers and serious implications of Lyme disease, Supervi-           nize a work crew comprised of inmates from the           Cook is asking his constituency to be vigilant and
     sors Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) and Michael Frey (R-Sully)       Fairfax County Adult Detention Center to cut the continually report any excessive grass growth. In
     are hosting a town hall meeting, Wednesday, July 22, at 7         grass before the third and final VDOT cut, sched- addition to encouraging residents to report tall grass
     p.m. It will be in the cafeteria of Centreville High, 6001        uled for September. Cook said that when Bulova was at private homes to his office, he also is telling them
     Union Mill Road in Clifton, and the community is encour-          the district supervisor, she addressed the grass prob- to contact VDOT should the growth along roads and
     aged to                                                           lem by having Berry agree to organize a “community medians become a safety issue. “We are on top of
                                   See News Briefs, Page 5             work crew” of inmates who would cut the grass for everything right now,” Cook said. “But if it keeps
                                                                       a small stipend. Cook said that he reached out to raining, we’re going to have a problem.”
4 ❖ Burke Connection ❖ July 16-22, 2009                                                                                                   
Korean Officials Visit Robinson                                                                                       USE
From Page 3                                              ceived the same education [under their system] re-
                                                         gardless of their talents. They said that for kids with
   County School Board meeting.                          particular skills or talents or gifts, the system was
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known program at NVCC that the region’s top                            college of their choice, then       The institution will need funding and flexibil-
students should carefully consider.                                    that student is guaranteed ac-      ity going forward.                                            Julia O’Donoghue
   Competition is so steep to get into Virginia’s     Editorial ceptance as a transfer student.               Read our story, Northern Virginia Commu-                   Education & Politics
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                                                                                people happened in 1953, when
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                                                                                                                            On July 16, 30 years ago, a dirt
                                                                                                                         dam built by a uranium mine and
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To the Editor:                           its preservation. Spending the last    people that nuclear generated            milling facility was filled to capac-             Steve Hogan
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                                         cation has taught me that the          and would be so cheap that it            nium mill waste into the dam. The
looked, delaying diagnosis. In 30        sooner students learn about our        would not pay to put it through          dam burst its banks and 90 mil-                    Andrea Smith
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years of practice as a dermatolo-        history and system of government,      your home’s meter. The electricity       lion gallons of liquid radioactive
gist, I have diagnosed three breast      the better prepared they will be for   may be safe power, but it is not         waste, and 1,100 tons of solid mill              Barbara Parkinson
cancers in males by biopsy of a          college and as well as the respon-     cheap. But the nuclear power used        waste created a flood of deadly                 Employment Advertising
suspicious lesion. Currently, I am                                                                                                                                           703-917-6418
                                                       sibilities of citizen-   to generate that electricity is the      material that has permanently 
fighting with Medicare to cover a                      ship.                    world’s most dangerous threat to         contaminated the Puerco River
claim of a biopsy of a breast can-       Letters         Another excellent      mankind today and will remain so         bed with radioactivity.                      Editor & Publisher
                                                                                                                                                                          Mary Kimm
cer in a male. They have not paid                      learning experience      for millions of years, if we last that      The spill formed toxic ponds                 703-917-6416
it because they claim “the diagno-                     in a democracy is to     long. The plutonium created by           where children splashed unaware
sis is inconsistent with the patient’s   provide students an opportunity to     the process of nuclear fission is        of the danger. The flood washed                  Editor in Chief
sex”.                                                                                                                                                                      Steven Mauren
                                         hear candidates of both parties        indestructible and exposure to it        across fields where animals                    Managing Editors
   I bring this to everyone’s atten-     discuss the issues and allow the       can kill in a minute.                    grazed. The tribe’s water supply         Steve Hibbard, Michael O’Connell,
tion for two reasons. First, breast      students to ask questions. The fun-      The results of that scam has cost      has been permanently damaged.                    Kemal Kurspahic
cancer does occur in 1 percent of                                                                                                                                          Photography:
                                         damental premise of our two-party      thousands of innocent Americans,         Flood waters continued down-               Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft,
men. It is often overlooked delay-       system is to ensure voters have a      Pacific       Islanders,        Utah     stream into Arizona, contaminat-                  Craig Sterbutzel
ing diagnosis and worsening prog-                                                                                                                                           Art/Design:
                                         choice and political leaders are       Downwinders and others in our            ing more communities. This was             Zohra Aslami, Geovani Flores,
nosis. Second, I am concerned that       held accountable. Schools, as well     world their lives and that of their      an unpublished tragedy and went            Laurence Foong, John Heinly,
in this environment of “reforming        as the press, should facilitate the    families, as well as their property.     unnoticed by most Americans                    John Smith, Stu Moll,
                                                                                                                                                                            Wayne Shipp
healthcare,” as a means of cost          marketplace of ideas and avoid the     There are many concrete examples            Yet, five weeks after the dam             Production Manager:
cutting, if reimbursement for these      appearance of favoritism by pro-       of this, but I do want to bring to       burst, the mine and mill operator                    Jean Card
important procedures is already          viding a platform for one party or     your attention to one of the most        was back in business, while the          CIRCULATION: 703-917-6481
being denied, what will happen           candidate. I look forward to work-     serious nuclear accidents that hap-      Church Rock community had to                Circulation Manager:
when health care is rationed!?           ing with Dave Marsden and the          pened in this country that largely       truck in water.                                   Ann Oliver
                                         schools in the Burke-Springfield       went unnoticed and unan-                    The Department of Energy and           CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
   Robert N. DeAngelis M.D.              area to sponsor a classroom forum      nounced. No, it wasn’t the Three         the Environmental Protection                        L.L.C.
                  Springfield                                                                                                                                           Peter Labovitz
                                         where students will be able to in-     Mile Island meltdown, and that           Agency share responsibility here,               President/CEO
                                         teract with the candidates and         was bad enough. The long lasting         but to this date, nothing has been                 Mary Kimm
                                         hear both sides of issues that af-     health effects of that “accident”        done. Worse, the Indian Health           Publisher/Chief Operating Officer
Important Les-                           fect our community and our and
                                                                                has yet to be experienced by those
                                                                                who were in the nuclear fallout
                                                                                                                         Service, a department of the
                                                                                                                         Health and Human Services
                                                                                                                                                                           Jerry Vernon
son                                                    Kerry Bolognese
                                                                                  The serious accident that I refer
                                                                                                                         Agency, has not conducted a
                                                                                                                         health survey to determine the ef-
                                                                                                                                                                       Executive Vice President
To the Editor:                                                                                                                                         
                                                     Republican Candidate       to here happened the same year           fects of the contamination. This
  I am writing in response to the                             41st District     as Three Mile Island on July 16,         incident is only one of the hun-
                                                                                                                                                                         Wesley DeBrosse
letter to the editor, “Meeting with                                             1979 near the little Native Ameri-       dreds of similar problems created                Debbie Funk
Young Constituents” [Connection,                                                can community of Church Rock,            by the use of nuclear power. The                 National Sales
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                                                                                had lived for centuries, peacefully
                                                                                                                         perceived need for            

ing students in the Virginia legis-      To the Editor:                         tending their sheep and raising
lative process is important. Learn-        The biggest and most dangerous       their crops with water from the
ing at an early age about our gov-       con job ever dealt the American        Puerco River.                                       See Letters, Page 7
6 ❖ Burke Connection ❖ July 16-22, 2009                                                                                                                
From Page 6
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‘A Dream Come True’
Trummer’s on Main
opens at former Her-
mitage Inn in Town of

                      By Bonnie Hobbs
                         The Connection

          rom the outside, Trummer’s on

F         Main looks much the same as it
          did when it was called the
          Hermitage Inn. But inside, diners
will find a world of difference.

                                                                                                                                                                                       Photos by Bonnie Hobbs/The Connection
  New owners Victoria and Stefan Trummer
have been busy renovating and moderniz-
ing the building since late 2008 and, with a
new executive chef, pastry chef and
sommelier, Clifton’s newest restaurant is
now welcoming its first customers. It
opened for business on Monday, July 13, at
7134 Main St. in the Town of Clifton.
  “We’re very excited,” said Stefan
Trummer. “It’s been a long road to get to
this point and it’s great to see it all come
  Victoria Trummer, 26, was raised in
Clifton and is a 2001 Centreville High grad.
At 18, she moved to New York, got an MBA
with focus in marketing and met Stefan.        Trummer’s on Main opened July 13 in the Town of Clifton. The main dining room, The Winter Garden, is in
Now 32, he was born and raised in Austria,     the addition on right.
where he worked in his family’s restaurants
and later attended restaurant-management       rant that’s also a neighborhood restaurant   plumbing. They put on a new roof, installed Once a tiny area enclosed behind French
school. He worked in Bermuda and man-          where people feel comfortable coming, a      a new ventilation system and either re- doors, it seats 45 and is now more spacious
aged bars in upscale, New York restaurants.    couple days a week,” she said. “I planned    placed or refinished the floors.                and airy, said Trummer, “like a New York
He and Victoria have been married three        weddings in New York, so I hope to do lots      “Hiding under a carpet upstairs was the loft with a big, open space.”
years and are thrilled to be running their     of weddings here, too.”                      original, hardwood floor,                                            The third dining
own business.                                                                               which we refinished,”                                              room, upstairs, seats 45-
  “Victoria’s dad told us this one was up
for sale,” said Stefan. “It was a great op-
                                               THE HISTORIC building housing the
                                               Trummers’ new restaurant dates back to
                                                                                            said Stefan Trummer. “Al-
                                                                                            though, we pretty much
                                                                                                                        “It’s definitely a                     50 and is called The Gal-
                                                                                                                                                               lery because artwork
portunity and, for Victoria, it was coming
                                               1869 and was once the Clifton Hotel, but
                                               the Trummers have made extensive im-
                                                                                            remodeled the entire
                                                                                            building, and we made
                                                                                                                        dream come true.”                      from local artists adorns
                                                                                                                                                               the walls. The displays
  “I hope it turns into an upscale restau-     provements to the walls, electricity and     the kitchen layout more                  — Victoria Trummer, will change often and
                                                                                            efficient and brought the      co-owner, Trummer’s on Main the art is available for
                                                                                            kitchen up to state code.”                                         purchase.
                                                                                            So how much did it all cost? “Lots,” he said.     “Our pastry chef is also an artist, so we’d
                                                                                               The restaurant features three dining like to show his abstract artwork up there,
                                                                                            rooms, a bar/lounge area and a special, too,” said Trummer. “On display now is the
                                                                                            bridal dressing room upstairs since the work of Buck Nelligan of Sterling, who
                                                                                            building will also host weddings and recep- paints in a variety of styles.”
                                                                                            tions.                                            Downstairs is the bar/lounge area includ-
                                                                                               The largest and most spectacular of the ing a wine cellar and private, wine-
                                                                                            dining rooms is called The Winter Garden.
                                                                                            In an addition built by the previous own-
                                                                                            ers, it seats 75, boasts floor-to-ceiling glass                 See Trummer’s, Page 9
                                                                                            on three sides, and looks out on the town
                                                                                            on one side and a waterfall in the back.
                                                                                               Its garden theme is carried out in paint-
                                                                                                                                               To Go
                                                                                            ings of the four seasons and in the table             Trummer’s on Main is located at
                                                                                            centerpieces of live grass. “And at night,         7134 Main St. in the Town of Clifton.
                                                                                            there’s cool lighting,” said Trummer. “The         It’s open for dinner, Monday-Thurs-
                                                                                            garden outside is lit up and people will see       day, from 5-9:30 p.m., and Friday-
                                                                                            the waterfall, trees and flowers and will feel     Saturday, from 5-10:30 p.m. Sunday
                                                                                            like they’re sitting in a garden. We’ll also       brunch, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,
                                                                                            have some tables outside.”                         will begin in August. Call 703-266-
                                                                                               To the left of the original building’s en-      1623 for reservations.
Executive Chef Clayton Miller, left, and owner Stefan Trummer in The
Winter Garden dining room of Trummer’s on Main.                                             trance is the dining room called The Loft.
8 ❖ Burke Connection ❖ July 16-22, 2009                                                                                                      
Trummer’s on Main                                                                To have community events listed,
                                                                               send                               to
                                                                                                                           Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road,
                                                                                                                           Burke. 703-644-7333.
                                                                                                                                                                       dance company of Dream in Color
                                                                                                                                                                       Foundation & Studios. 10:30
                                                                      or        Afternoon Reading Group. For                   a.m., at Pohick Regional Library.
     From Page 8                                                               call 703-917-6459 with questions.           adults at 1 p.m. The group will meet        6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.
                                                                               Deadline for calendar listings is two       in conference room at the City of           703-644-7333.
       tasting room seating about 14. “We excavated underground so             weeks prior to event.                       Fairfax Regional Library. 10360           Neighborhood Plant Clinic.
    it’s a new space,” said Victoria Trummer. “And it stays nice and                                                       North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.           Fairfax County Master Gardeners
                                                                                                                                                                       Association gives tips and advice.
    cool and moist in there, which is great for the wine.”                     THURSDAY/JULY 16                                                                        1 p.m. in the lobby of the Pohick
       “It can hold up to 8,000 bottles,” said her husband. “We’ll use                                                  FRIDAY/JULY 17                                 Regional Library. 6450
                                                                               Mid-Atlantic Band Battle. 7 p.m.
    the room for specialty tastings and wine dinners focusing on                 At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave.        42nd Street, 8 p.m. at the Filene              Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-
                                                                                 E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or               Center. $20-$70. Wolf Trap                  644-7333.
    particular types of wines, such as Virginia wines. Our sommelier                          Foundation for the Performing Arts,
                                      Tyler Packwood, formerly of the          The Auld Shebeen D.J. Dance                 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-
                                                                                                                           WOLFTRAP.                                 SATURDAY/JULY 18
                                      Inn at Little Washington, will talk        Party from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5
                                                                                 cover charge, 21 and up only.          Luke Brindley and Parliament                 Luke Brindley and Seth Glier. 8
“We pretty much                       about the wines, their back-
                                      grounds and characteristics. We’ll
                                                                                 Ladies free until midnight. The
                                                                                 Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and
                                                                                                                           Hill. 8 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227
                                                                                                                           Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566
                                                                                                                                                                        p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple
                                                                                                                                                                        Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or

remodeled the                         also have winemakers come and
                                      talk about the wines.”
                                                                                 Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge
                                                                                 Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.
                                                                                                                        The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                     42nd Street, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at
                                                                                                                           “Summer Band.” 7:30 p.m. Lake                the Filene Center. $20-$70. Wolf
entire building.”                       The menu will be seasonal, of-
                                      fering modern, American cuisine
                                                                               Children’s Concert. Free
                                                                                 children’s concert and petting
                                                                                 zoo put on by the City of Fairfax
                                                                                                                           Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park
                                                                                                                           Road, Springfield. 703-324-SHOW.
                                                                                                                                                                        Trap Foundation for the
                                                                                                                                                                        Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road,
— Stefan Trummer, co-owner, done in fresh, innovative ways.                      Band Association. The petting          Robby Shaefer. 7:30 p.m., at Royal              Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.
                                                                                 zoo will open at 6:45 p.m. and            Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive,       Traditional Irish Session. 12-2
            Trummer’s on Main “We try to be sustainable, using                   will be followed by concert at            Fairfax. 703-324-SHOW.                       p.m. Listen to musicians practice
                                      local products,” said Stefan               7:30 p.m., at Veterans                 Traditional Irish Music. 7-9:30 p.m.            and play traditional Irish music.
                                                                                 Amphitheater, City Hall, 10455            Live music in the restaurant. The            The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and
    Trummer. “We’re bottling our own water, both still and sparkling,            Armstrong St., Fairfax. If it rains,      Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and                   Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge
    from our well, and it’s filtered and super clean. The filtration             the location will be moved to             Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road,          Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.
    system is green-certified and the bottles can be reused, so we’ve            Lanier Middle School, 3801                Fairfax. 703-293-9600.                    Traditional Irish Music. 7-9:30
                                                                                 Jermantown Road, Fairfax. 703-         The Auld Shebeen Live in the                    p.m. Live music in the restaurant.
    reduced our carbon footprint.”                                               757-0220.                                 Cellar from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5             The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and
       All the coffee is furnished by Caffe Pronto in Annapolis and is         Journey to the Jungle with                  cover. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub            Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge
    roasted just 24 hours before its served. Furthermore, it’s fair-             Animal Ambassadors. See a                 and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge            Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.
                                                                                 wide variety of tropical animals          Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.              The Auld Shebeen D.J. Dance
    trade coffee from sustainable farms.                                         at 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room       Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The                  Party from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5
       Monday’s opening was a big success and, said Victoria Trummer,            of the Kings Park Library, 9000           Fairfax County Master Gardeners              cover charge, 21 and up only.
    “It’s definitely a dream come true. I’ve wanted to do this for years,        Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-              Association gives tips and strategies.       Ladies free until midnight. The
                                                                                 978-5600.                                 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Kings Park       Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and
    but didn’t know how, where or when, and to see it come to frui-            Gum Art. Jamie Marraccini shows             Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road,               Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge
    tion is a little bit surreal.” Making things even better, she said, is       how to create amazing art with            Burke. 703-978-5600.                         Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.
    that “the town is really enthusiastic about our opening. The people          chewing gum. 2:30 p.m. in              Why Dance? A fast-paced dance
                                                                                 meeting room at Pohick Regional           demonstration by Impact, the youth           See Calendar, Page 14
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Not Counted Out Yet
Fairfax resident Mark ‘Carnage’ Perez, 47,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wrestling Glossary
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wrestling, like many professions, has its
                                                                                                                                                                                                           own language. It also has an unspoken —
                                                                                                                                                                                                           well, unheard — code. Whenever wrestlers
                                                                                                                                                                                                           lock in close, it’s usually because they’re dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           cussing strategy for the next series of moves.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Here are a few wrestling terms and their
still chasing his wrestling dreams.                                                                                                                                                                        definitions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Powder out — Whenever one wrestler
                                                                                                                                                                                                           scrambles outside of the ring, it’s generally
                       By Jason Mackey           on the road, Perez wrestles in convention                                                                                                                 because the series of pre-planned moves has
                                                                                                                                                                                                           veered off course. This is designed as sort of
                           The Connection        centers, armories or gymnasiums, sometimes                                                                                                                a reset-button approach.
                                                 for little or no money.                                                                                                                                      Face — Short for “babyface” and de-
            ust beyond a Best Western in            But the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Perez also has                                                                                                             scribes those wrestlers who the fans are
                                                                                                                                                                                                           supposed to cheer for.

J           Wilmington, N.C., a red brick
            building sits to the left of seven
            orange barrels, loose gravel and
a sign alerting visitors that the road ahead
is not fit for use.
                                                 children and a stable job, working for the
                                                 past four years as a business services coor-
                                                 dinator at Sallie Mae, a financial services
                                                 firm based in Reston where Perez has his
                                                 own office and a staff to supervise.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Heel — Opposite of a face and, essen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           tially, the match’s or promotion’s villain.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stretching — Oftentimes young wres-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           tlers won’t listen to their older, more
                                                                                                                                                                                                           experienced peers. So the older wrestler,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           known as a shooter (see below), will pur-
   That building, the Coastline Convention          Perez was married once but has been di-                                                                                                                posely inflict more pain than would
Center, used to host wrestling shows. Seven      vorced for 10 years. Only one of his chil-                                                                                                                otherwise be necessary. This is typically
years ago, Mark “Carnage” Perez was car-         dren still lives in the area. Mark Perez Jr.                                                                                                              done to teach younger wrestlers a lesson.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Shooter — An older wrestler hired by a
ried away from that brick building on a          lives with his mother in Chambersburg, Pa.                                                                                                                promoter with the goal in mind of stretch-
stretcher. In a summer 2002 match, Perez         and occasionally escorts his dad to the ring.                                                                                                             ing out one of the younger wrestlers who

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photos by Robbie Hammer/The Connection
suffered a cut in the middle of his forehead,    His middle daughter, Heather Fuller, died                                                                                                                 refuses to cooperate.
courtesy of Abdullah the Butcher’s hand and      from cancer in 2004 at the age of 18.                                                                                                                        Worked — As in, “worked him.” Wres-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           tlers refer to a match as working their
a fork.                                             “Even after all this time, it’s still pretty                                                                                                           opponent, not wrestling them.
   “Whenever you wrestle Abdullah the            weird seeing a little kid running up to your       Signing autographs and posing for pictures is one of Mark ‘Carnage’
Butcher, there’s going to be blood,” said the    dad asking for his autograph,” said Kandi          Perez favorite ringside activities. ‘You can’t have wrestling without the
47-year-old Fairfax resident. “Somebody’s        Welsh, 22, Perez’s oldest daughter. “Even          fans,’ he said.
getting cut.”                                    though I’ve been seeing it since I was tiny,
   Memories like these do not deter Perez        it’s still pretty weird because in my eyes he’ll   School and wrestled during that time at 95       though, to intimidate that person.                 a little difference in perspective that way.”
from living his dream. They encourage it.        always just be my dad.”                            pounds. Now, he plays the bongos in a funk          “When the delivery people come in here,            Thirty-five miles southwest of the Coast-
Although he’s been luckier than most, hav-                                                          band called “The Suns of Soul.”                  I tell them, ‘Don’t be coming up here with a       line Convention Center sits a small fishing
ing yet to suffer a broken bone, Perez has       ALFONZO WEBB has spent the past 13                   Whenever materials are delivered to the        bunch of noise. My supervisor is a profes-         town called Shallotte, N.C., with a popula-
no peaceful way to describe the way he           years of his life at Sallie Mae and the past       loading dock at Sallie Mae, it’s Webb’s job      sional wrestler,’” Webb said. “I take them         tion of about 1,600. In the summer of 2001,
spends his weekends.                             three of them working under Perez. Webb            to greet the carrier and to make sure the        over to his office and show them the pic-          Perez had finished a show with his tag team,
   Spending between 20-25 weekends a year        graduated from George Washington High              drop-off goes as planned. It’s not Webb’s job,   tures.”                                            an up-and-coming star named Mike
                                                                                                                                                        The pictures to which Webb directs              Youngblood, and the two stopped off for a
                                                                                                                                                     deliverymen include the poster from the            few beers at The Anchor Inn, a hole-in-the-           During a match on Saturday, June 27, Carnage applies a headlock. Known during the day as Mark
                                                                                                                                                     night when Perez’s forehead was turned into        wall, blue cloud-type place where Harley              Perez, he works as a business services coordinator at Sallie Mae in Reston.
                                                                                                                                                     a dinner plate. Director of building opera-        Davidsons line the sidewalk outside.
                                                                                                                                                     tions Larry Zepp, Perez’s boss, said that he’s                                                           party.                                         years.                                       After making $150 that night, Beasley was
                                                                                                                                                     yet to see a banged-up Perez hobbling into         THE BAR’S owner dabbled in professional                 “That was crazy,” Savannah said. “I had        Once it’s determined that they’ll be work-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       hooked. Not only was it double his previous
                                                                                                                                                     work on Monday morning, the differences            wrestling and would routinely invite both             no idea about it.”                             ing each other, Perez and Djinn confer to earnings, it became a hobby for Beasley,
                                                                                                                                                     in his two career choices are striking.            wrestlers and fans to mingle there after                But the next few years weren’t as enjoy-     discuss strategy and how they want the 8 to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       known around the ring as Beast. Since that
                                                                                                                                                        “A lot of people have more than one ca-         shows around Shallotte. After Perez and               able, as Karen Powell died. Savannah Powell,   12-minute match to end. Perez and Djinn   day, Beasley has wrestled in more than 14
                                                                                                                                                     reer, but I think this one’s a little bit more     Youngblood kicked off what would become               though, has kept in contact with Perez         hatch a plan that has Djinn landing a cheap
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       countries. In addition, the grandfather of 10
                                                                                                                                                     flashy than the others,” Zepp said. “You have      a six-year partnership, an overzealous, in-           through e-mail and the two reunited on Sat-    shot before the match while Perez interacts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       owns his own taxicab business.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ebriated fan took exception to Youngblood             urday, June 27 at a wrestling show in          with his fans. The design here is to turn theOne of his taxis idled near the hazardous
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and was in the process of swinging a beer             Shallotte for the first time in six years.                                                              waste storage unit in Shallotte
                                                                                                                                                                                                        bottle at his head. But before the fan con-                                                                                                                   as Beasley tossed two bags in
                                                                                                                                                        No Way To Get Rich                              nected, Perez dropped him with a single               THREE ROWS of steel chairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “A lot of people have more than one                                  its trunk and walked gingerly
                                                                                                                                                           A few basic precepts surround the sport of   punch.                                                adorn three-quarters of the wres-                                                                       to the driver’s side. Beasley’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Ever since then, we’ve been like broth-           tling ring, and the barren side
                                                                                                                                                        wrestling and one involves addressing a
                                                                                                                                                        wrestler only by his stage name at a show.      ers,” Youngblood said.                                gives way to a garage door and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 career, but I think this one’s a little bit                          wife was taken to the hospital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      earlier that day. He offered to
                                                                                                                                                        Another involves not disclosing, both among
                                                                                                                                                        wrestlers and with fans, how much one
                                                                                                                                                                                                           A slightly more heartwarming story makes
                                                                                                                                                                                                        its way around Shallotte, too.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              a gravel and grass parking lot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              where a hazardous waste stor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 more flashy than the others.”                                        stay with her and cancel his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      appearance at the show;
                                                                                                                                                        made at a particular event.
                                                                                                                                                           The sobering reality is wrestlers not com-      When Savannah Powell was about to turn             age unit sits off to the left. The     — Larry Zepp, director of building operations, Sallie Mae however, she told him to leave,
                                                                                                                                                        peting in the WWE aren’t compensated all        8, her mother, Karen Powell, sent an e-mail           ring for the night’s show is com-                                                                       knowing how miserable he’d
                                                                                                                                                        that much. Take for instance Mark “Car-
                                                                                                                                                        nage” Perez’s weekend trip to North
                                                                                                                                                                                                        to a wrestling promoter she knew. It would            prised of a steel frame with a 1-inch sheet crowd against Djinn. He’s a “heel” or the be if he missed a show.
                                                                                                                                                        Carolina. For 14 hours of driving and more      be great, she said, if maybe Perez could send         of plywood covered by a blue and red antagonist. Perez, meanwhile, is considered            “This is worse,” Beasley said, “than a drug
                                                                                                                                                        than six hours spent at the U.S. Army Na-       some sort of birthday wish to her daughter.           canvas. Foam-padded steel wires tie every- a “face” — short for “baby face” — and es- addict needing a fix.”
                                                                                                                                                        tional Guard Armory, Perez returned to             A few months before, Savannah had seen             thing together.                               sentially the protagonist.                    On Sunday morning after the show, Perez
                                                                                                                                                        Fairfax with $26. And that’s assuming he’s
                                                                                                                                                        reimbursed for his hotel room.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Perez at the town’s Wal-Mart, located less               Seven matches are scribbled on a piece of     James Beasley has always been a face didn’t struggle. He was awake before 9 with
                                                                                                                                                           Consider (rounded to the nearest dollar):    than a mile from the U.S. Army National               paper in the locker room, which sits to the around Shallotte. During high school, only minor back pain and a sprained left ring
                                                                                                                                                           Gas — $45                                    Guard Armory. Several wrestlers were there            right of the concession stand where they’re Beasley worked a part-time job setting up finger. In his mind, he’d like to keep wres-
                                                                                                                                                           Hotel — $51                                  signing autographs, but Perez was the only            selling Sam’s Choice-brand soda.              and tearing down wrestling rings for $75 a tling for at least 10 more years.
                                                                                                                                                           Food — $50
                                                                                                                                                           Misc. — $20                                  one taking it seriously. So Savannah ap-                 Perez will be “going over” tonight, show. Then at a show in 1980, one wrestler           “I’m meeting more and more people ev-
                                                                                                                                                           Total Expenses — $166                        proached him and struck up a conversation.            wrestling’s way of saying that he will win. didn’t show and the promoter asked if any- ery year,” Perez said. “I’m in so many differ-
                                                                                                                                                           Earnings (wrestling and merchandise             Instead of just e-mailing Savannah for her         The opponent he’ll be wrestling — or “work- one could “bump and sell,” which is parlance ent places and working with so many differ-
                                                                                                                                                        sales) — $140                                   birthday, Perez recalled that Wal-Mart con-           ing” — goes by the ring name of Djinn and for looking serviceable enough as a wres- ent promotions, it’s never the same. That’s
                                                                                                                                                           Hotel Reimbursement — $51
                                                                                                                                                           Net Earnings — $26                           versation and decided to show up for the              has been in the business on and off for seven tler. Beasley could.                       the beauty of what I do.”
   After a wrestling show in Shallotte, N.C., Fairfax resident Mark Perez takes a breather. Known as ‘Carnage,’
   Perez, 47, has been a professional wrestler since 1994.
10 ❖ Burke Connection ❖ July 16-22, 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Burke Connection ❖ July 16-22, 2009 ❖ 11

Best of Braddock Awards
Supervisor Cook presents awards                                                                                                                           Brian Lewis
                                                                                                                                                          has served
to community leaders in Braddock.                                                                                                                         the Braddock
                                                                                                                                                          District as a
                                                                                                                                                          mail carrier
                                                                                                                                                          for more than
                                                                                                                                                          15 years. This
                                                                                                                                                          has earned
                                                                                                                                                          him the 2009
                                                                                                                                                          Most “Can
                                                                                                                                                          Do” Public
                                                                                                                                                          Working on
                                                                                                                                                          Issues in
                                                                                                                                                          District award
                                                                                                                                                          at the Best of
                                                                                                                                                          Awards Cer-

                                                                                                                                                  Bruce Wallachy
The Most Outstanding             Teryl Pomeroy accepts the                                                                                        presents
Business Person in the           Special Community Ser-                                                                                           Fairfax County
Braddock District this year      vice Award for her hus-                                                                                          Board of Su-
                                                              Photos by Gina J. Uricoli/The Connection

was Mark O’Meara.                band, Sherril. Sherril has                                                                                       pervisors Chair
O’Meara owns the Univer-         volunterred in his commu-                                                                                        Sharon Bulova
sity Mall Movie Theatre.         nity for 16 years.                                                                                               (D-At-large)
                                                                                                                                                  with a gift to
          The Neighborhood
                                                                                                                                                  thank her for
             Enhancement or
                                                                                                                                                  her years of
             Beautification in
                                                                                                                                                  service she
            Braddock District
                                                                                                                                                  provided to the
              Award was pre-
            sented to the Oak
                                                                                                                                                  District as its
           Hill Citizens Asso-
                                                                                                                                                  former supervi-
          ciation. The award
         was accepted by the
              president of the
         Janyce Hedetniemi.
              The association
            helped to clean a
         historic mansion in
          time for Look Back
         at Braddock History

                                                                                  The Club or Organization     The Special Sward for         The Braddock District
                                                                                  Making a Difference in the   Personal Achievement was      Young Person of the Year
                                                                                  Braddock District went to    presented to Emily Smith.     Award goes to James Lewis.
                                                                                  the Burke 55ers. Shirley     Smith has lived with juve-    He graduated from
                                                                                  Dibartolo, of the 55ers,     nile rheumatoid arthritis     Robinson Secondary with a
                                                                                  accepted the award. The      since age 2 and is an advo-   GPA of 4.104. He has
                                                                                  55ers is and organization    cate for the advancement      voulunteered for Habitat
                                                                                  which exists to provide      of treatment. She has         for Humanity and com-
                                                                                  social and educational       lobbied for the support of    pleted his Eagle Scout
Jim Albertson and the Ida Pool received the award for                             enhancements for the         congressmen and senators      Badge among other accom-
Commercial Beautification or Improvement in the                                   senior community.            on Capitol hill.              plishments.
Braddock District. The pool is building a new pavilion.
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                                                                                                            From Page 9                                        world. Age 2-6 with adult. 10:30          Association gives tips and advice. 10
                                                                                                                                                               a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library.     a.m. in the lobby of the Pohick
                                                                                                            Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–12                    6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.           Regional Library. 6450 Sydenstricker
  HOLIDAY CRUISE, DEC. 21 TO JAN. 2............................................................$1460           p.m. in the Virginia Railway Express            703-644-7333.                             Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.
  Celebrity’s “Mercury” for 12-Nights from Baltimore! NO AIRPORTS!! Includes all meals & enter-                parking lot at 5671 Roberts Parkway,          Daisy Storytime. Story time and           Read Yourself Silly with Flow
  tainment onboard. Taxes of $295 additional.                                                                  Burke.                                          character visit with Daisy, from the      Circus. Take a trip to the circus with
                                                                                                            Workshop on Finding Your Bliss.                    books by Jane Simmons. Bring              juggling, magic and more. 10:30 a.m.
  9-Nights BAHAMAS CRUISE from BALTIMORE, JAN. 23-FEB. 1 ................ $490                                 1-4 p.m., at 9998 Main St., Fairfax.            cameras and get a picture with            in the Burke Centre Library. 5935
  Celebrity’s “Mercury” with all meals & entertainment. Taxes are $254                                         Explore ideas from psychologists to             Simmons. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30        Freds Oak Road. 703-249-1520.
                                                                                                               achieve higher levels of                        a.m., at the Burke Centre Library.      Book Discussion Group. “China
  PANAMA CANAL CRUISE from San Diego to Baltimore, OCT. 23-NOV. 9....$590                                      consciousness—self-actualization,               5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-          Road” by Rob Gifford. 11 a.m., at
  17-Nights on Celebrity’s “Mercury” Includes all meals & entertainment. Additional taxes $523                 mystical ecstasies, in-the-zone                 249-1520.                                 Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake
                                                                                                               concentration. See                            Raptor Conservancy of Virginia.             Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.
                                Shillelagh Travel Club                                                Participants               See these birds of prey and find out    Computer Tutoring. Get one-on-one
                100 East Street SE, Suite 302 • Vienna, Virginia 22180                                         can schedule a free follow-up with              more about their place in the wild.       help with computers, common
                       703-242-2204                1-800-556-8646                                              Psychologist Julie Carvalho, the
                                                                                                               moderator. $40 includes handouts
                                                                                                                                                               10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library.
                                                                                                                                                               9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         software applications and navigating
                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Internet. 3:30 p.m. and 4:30
              Please visit our Web-site at:                                       and healthy goodies.                            978-5600.                                 p.m., in the computer tutoring space
                   for a listing of all our upcoming trips and socials                                      Fairfax County Master Gardeners.                 Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The              Burke Centre Library. 5935 Freds
                                                                                                               Master gardeners provide                        Fairfax County Master Gardeners           Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.
                                                                                                               horticultural tips, information,                Association gives tips and advice. 6    Book Discussion Group. “Coal
                                                                                                               techniques and advice to home                   p.m. in the lobby of the Pohick           Black Horse” by Robert Olmstead.

   OPEN HOUSES                                                                                                 gardeners. 10 a.m. in the lobby of the
                                                                                                               City of Fairfax Regional Library.
                                                                                                               10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-
                                                                                                                                                               Regional Library. 6450 Sydenstricker
                                                                                                                                                               Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         6:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         9000 Burke Lake Road. 703-978-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Evening Book Discussion Group.
             SAT./SUN. JULY 18 & 19                                                                                                                          TUESDAY/JULY 21
                                                                                                                                                             The Waybacks, Devon Sproule and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         “My Antonia” by Willa Cather. 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                         p.m., at Pohick Regional Library.
                                                                                                            SUNDAY/JULY 19                                      Carsie Blanton. 7 p.m. At Jammin’        6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.
                                                                                                            42nd Street, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the               Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna.         703-644-7333.
                                                                                                              Filene Center. $20-$70. Wolf Trap                 703-255-1566 or                        Great Big Faces. Fast, fun caricature
                                                                                                              Foundation for the Performing Arts,                           drawing workshops with Paul
                                                                                                              1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-                 Karaoke. 10-1:30 a.m. Come sing your        Merklein. 7 p.m., at the City of
                                                                                                              WOLFTRAP.                                         favorite tunes. No cover. The Auld       Fairfax Regional Library. 10360
                                                                                                            Curtis Peoples (full band), Keaton                  Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant,        North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.
                                                                                                              Simons (full band). 8 p.m. At                     3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.       Book Discussion Group. “The
                                                                                                              Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E.,                  703-293-9600.                            Optimist’s Daughter” by Eudora
                                                                                                              Vienna. 703-255-1566 or                        Pub Quiz Night. 8 p.m. Test your            Welty. 7 p.m., at the City of Fairfax
                                                                                                                                   knowledge at Quiz Night. Free to         Regional Library. 10360 North St.,
                                                                                                                                                                play with prizes and specials. The       Fairfax. 703-293-6227.
                                                                                                                                                                Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and
                                                                                                            MONDAY/JULY 20                                      Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road,
                                                                                                            Trachtenburg Family Slideshow                       Fairfax. 703-293-9600.                 WEDNESDAY/JULY 22
                                                                                                               Players. 8 p.m. At Jammin’ Java,              Fairfax Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–12         Mother-Daughter Book Club. Book
                                                                                                               227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-              p.m. at Van Dyck Park on Old Lee         club for girls age 9-11 and their
             12150 FAIRFAX STATION RD • $1,049,000 • Sun 1-4                                                   1566 or                      Highway in Fairfax.                      mothers. 7 p.m. in Burke Centre
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                                                                                                               on a musical voyage around the                   Fairfax County Master Gardeners          703-249-1520.
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Softball Registration
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or or visit the                 or Call Kathy: 703-978-6061 x221               endar management. Knowledge of                                                    CAREER EDUCATION
team’s Web site at                                                                       Word required. Hourly. Fax cover letter
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                                                                                                                                                                  Earn a bachelor degree in just three years at
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Registration                                          ding, draperies, and pillows, has imme-
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                                                                                                                                                                   Call 877-852-9712 today to receive your
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Senior Olympics, which take place Sept. 12-           Apply in person at 14140 Parke Long Ct.,         ECE, BA/BS & exper. required. Children
                                                      Suite "N", Chantilly, VA or call Thuong           are in part-time developmental classes
23. Registration forms are available at se-                                                                 for 2-5 years of age. Please call
                                                      at 703-830-6818 for more information.
nior centers and residences or by calling
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                                                                                                                                                                 Internships Available
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                                                      ACCOTINK ACADEMY PRESCHOOL
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event. Last year more than 500 adults com-                                                             Groom ‘N Glory Pet Salon in Centreville
peted in 25 events that range from track              6215 Rolling RD • Springfield, VA 22152                                                                    Opportunities for students,
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year, too, will be Wii bowling and mini-jav-                                                           will train. Call: 703-830-5574                            change of career. Unpaid.
elin throw. The track events will be at Tho-
mas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S.                                                                                                                          Email internship@connec
2nd St., Arlington, following the Opening                                                                  SCHOOL BUS AIDE and/or                      
Ceremonies on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10:30                 SYSTEMS ENGINEER                                SUBSTITUTE BUS AIDES
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from 9-11 a.m. All events are open to the             using Java & Websphere; web applns               wanted for special education school in
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                                                      Spring Framework for database connec-            good driving record and must have CDL
                                                      tivity. 40hpw; MS in Comp Science; 6             license. Routes in the Northern VA                        Employers:
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                                                      JDBC, Hibernate, Spring Framework,
                                                                                                       area. Call 703-941-0780, ext. 312, be-
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Woodbridge. Tryouts for the U-10 (10 a.m.-            Clifton, VA 20124.                                                                                              Lansdowne

noon), U-12 (noon-2 p.m.) and U-14 (2-4                                                                                                                                                                     Great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bethesda Chase
                                                                                                                                                                                        Herndon             Falls
p.m.) teams will be Saturday, Aug 8. and                                                                                                                                      1
Sunday, Aug. 16. Tryouts for the U-16 and
                                                             Computer Software                                                                                    South


U-18 teams will be Saturday, Aug. 15 (2-4                       Engineer                                                                                                                          Oakton    6                       Arlington
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Crushers have no boundary restrictions. For           ment, unit testing, documentation and                                                                                   Clifton
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more information, visit the team’s Web site                                                                                                                                                                Station
                                                      in full life cycle software development
at, call 571-233-0174                                                                                                                                                                            Laurel
                                                      process; re-architect the code to en-
or email                       hance performance at the application                                                                        • Target your best job candidates
                                                      and database level; provide on-going de-                                                                      where they live.
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        People Notes                                  views. Reqs: Bach in Comp Sci, CIS,              Fairfax CPA firm seeks F/T professional
                                                      MIS, Engineering, Math or foreign                                                                             to those who are currently
   Paul Oh of Burke has been named one of only                                                         indiv. Applicant should have administra-                     looking for a job.
46 Emerson Scholars and will receive a full schol-    equivalent + 2 yrs exp in job offered.
                                                                                                       tive exp in a professional setting, strong                 • Proven readership.
arship to attend Interlochen Arts Camp, the world’s   Must have working knowledge of Java,
                                                      Versata, IBM WebSphere Application               organ skills, be detail & team-oriented, pos-
premier summer arts program for aspiring young                                                                                                                    • Proven results.
musicians. Oh will study the violin and perform       Server, SQL, J2EE, Javascript, HTML,             sess strong computer skills, incldg MS Word
with Interlochen Arts Camp’s renowned youth en-       Oracle, XML. Location: Fairfax, VA.              & Excel, & have excel writing & grammar
sembles. He is a rising senior at Thomas Jefferson    Multiple openings. Send resume/cover             skills. Overtime hrs, including Sats, are
High School for Science and Technology, where he      letter Attn: CGI Technologies and Solu-          req’d during tax season. Business degree
received the National Merit Scholarship Commen-       tions Inc. Monica Hvasti : 230 W. Mon-           a plus. Fluency in English req’d. We offer                703-917-6464 • Fax 703-917-0992
dation. Oh will spend the summer at Interlochen                                                        competitive salaries & benefits package.                   E-mail:
Center for the Arts giving his undivided attention
                                                      roe Street, Suite 2030 , Chicago, IL
to music. His parents are Choong and Miyoung Oh.      60606 Ref. # 22- 2335                            E-mail resume to:                      Great Papers • Great Readers • Great Results!                                                                                                                                    Burke Connection ❖ July 16-22, 2009 ❖ 15
  Zone 2: • Burke
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   LANDSCAPING                              21 Announcements                     26 Antiques                  101 Computers
   SUMMER                                           ABC LICENSE
                                               LAF, LLC trading as The       We consign/pay top $ for
  CLEAN-UP                                      Lorton Arts Foundation        antique/semi antique furn.

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 Yard Work, Trees & Shrubs                      9517 Workhouse way,            including mid century &      EASY COMPUTER SOLUTIONS
                                                                                 danish modern Teak              FOR INDIVIDUALS
 Trimmed/Removed!                                 Lorton, VA 22079.
 Mulching, Hauling,                           The above establishment is      furniture, sterling, mens        & SMALL BUSINESSES
 Gutter Cleaning, etc.                         applying to the VIRGINIA      watches, painting/art glass,     JENNIFER O. SMITH
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                                            License to sell or manufacture                                  ➣ INSTALLATION
 •Trimming •Edging
                                             alcoholic beverages. Sharon
                                                                                28 Yard Sales               ➣ TROUBLE-
                                              Mason, Executive Director                                       SHOOTING
   •Mulching •Yard Cleaning
      •Hauling •Tree Work                   116 Childcare Avail.
                                                                              Church wide yard sale
                                                                              at Fairfax Baptist Temple
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                                            home,OFC Lic, FT & PT, days,
                                              evenings, Back-up care &
     A&S                                        special needs children        Moving sale, 7/17, 8-1,
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                                                                                                            (703) 765-2222
 LANDSCAPING                                      fun! 703-569-8056               Fairfax Station
  Spring Clean-up•Planting
 Mulching • Sodding • Patios
   Decks • Retaining Walls                  21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements
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       703-863-7465                                                                                                                       starting another relay.

                                                                                                                                          Autistic Children at Camp
   www.Patriot                                                                                                                   wants them to be trained to teach a variety
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                                                                                                                                              of levels of learners. She’d also like the
 Deep Summer                                                                                      been in a mainstream classroom, where Robinson students to become BCBAs or spe-
                                                                                               they could see how other children behaved. cial-ed teachers or therapists, people who
  Discounts                                                                                    “Typically behaving kids can put a face on work with special-needs students. “If not
 Free Est. • Satisfaction Guar.!
 Lic./Ins.              Int./Ext.                                                              autism and see it’s not something to be for this camp, they’d never have access to
                                                                                               feared and shunned,” said McGrail. “Nor- these types of children,” said McGrail.
               Cell                                                                            mally, autistic kids don’t go to playgrounds,    She added that a critical shortage of pro-
  571-283-4883                              21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements for example, because they are usually os- fessionals trained in verbal behavior to work
                                                                                               tracized or ignored. They don’t act like other with autistic children existed. “There are
         PAVING                                                                                kids and don’t use appropriate language or less than 130 BCBAs in the state and less
                                                                                               body gestures or understand, at first, what than 1,000 in the country,” said McGrail.
   CONSTRUCTION                                                                                the other person said, and it takes them a “Ted Hoch was the first one in Virginia and
   Walkways, Patios,                                                                           long time to respond.”                         only the 54th in the world. According to
 Driveways, Flagstone,
       Concrete                                                                                   She called the non-autistic children at Fairfax County Public Schools, 1 in 125 kids
      FREE ESTIMATE                                                                            camp “really special,                                                in Fairfax County is
   703-250-6231                                                                                amazing, loving kids                                                 autistic, which is
                                                                                               willing to put up with or
                                                                                               ignore the flapping
                                                                                                                                                               “If not for this camp,
                                                                                                                                                                    higher than the na-
                                                                                                                                                                    tional average of 1 in
  ★★★★★★                                                                                       arms or noise of the au-
                                                                                               tistic kids. They ap-
                                                                                                                                                               they’d never have
                                                                                                                                                                    150. And the waiting
                                                                                                                                                                    list to get a BCBA is
                                                                                               plauded desirable or                                            access to these types
                                                                                                                                                                    over a year.”
                                                                                               appropriate behavior,                                                   McGrail said GMU’s
      No job too small
 703-299-4999                               21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements rewarding it with verbal                                        of children.”
                                                                                                                                                                    BCBA program is the
                                                                                               praise, tickles, hugs or                  — Shannon McGrail, only one of its type in
                                                                                               edibles. And that makes
 PRESSURE WASH                                                                                                                                director, PVBIA the world, where the
                                                                                               our [autistic] kids want                                             students work with au-
 Affordable Pressure                                                                           to make relationships                                                tistic children in their
 Washing & Sealing                                                                             with them, because they’re not avoided or homes and are supervised by an instructor.
 Decks, Fences, Patios,
 Homes, Int/Ext Painting                                                                       walked-away-from by their peers, as they She started the five-semester program last
   VA Lic/ Refs Avail                                                                          were previously.”                              year and, already, she said, “It’s changing
       Free Est.
                                                                                                  The mothers also benefited. “I’d never lives.” For more information about the pro-
                                                                                               realized that parents of autistic children gram or about POAC-NoVa, contact McGrail
        ROOFING                                                                                weren’t naturally part of the community,” at
                                                                                               said Emmons. “So on Monday, we had a             All in all, she was delighted with the suc-
 Roofing & Siding                                                                              coffeehouse in our fellowship hall, and ev- cess of the camp and is pleased with all the
         (All Types)
 Soffit & Fascia Wrapping
                                                                                               ery parent got to meet each other and make good it did, on many levels. For example,
        New Gutters                                                                            new friendships. People shared stories and she said, two mothers of autistic children
     Chimney Crowns
      Leaks Repaired
                                                                                               tips, and they even got a pool of babysitters live in the same building in Springfield and
     No job too small                                                                          from the Robinson students.”                   didn’t even know each other until they came
   703-975-2375                                                                                   But the main focus was teaching the chil- to the camp. Now they and their children
                                                                                               dren how to socialize with their peers and are friends and the mothers can be re-
                                                                                               educating their parents on how to work with sources for each other.
      ANGEL’S                                                                                  their children at home to continue the           McGrail was also thrilled with the whole
 TRASH HAULING                                                                                 progress made during the camp. Equally experience at St. George’s and with the
  •Mulch                                                                                       important, said McGrail, was “educating lay warm reception the children and teachers
    •Clean-up Grounds
      •Lot Land Clearing                                                                       people in these skills in hopes of turning received. “We were in every, single room of
 703-863-1086                                                                                  them into therapists.”                         the church,” she said. “It’s a beautiful space,
New#- 571-312-7227
                                                                                                  The students teaching the classes are post- and it was so much more than we hoped
                                                                                               masters students at GMU, and McGrail for.”                                                                                                                                                 Burke Connection ❖ July 16-22, 2009 ❖ 17
18 ❖ Burke Connection ❖ July 16-22, 2009
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  lux bath. 3 fin lvls. Walkout rec rm, sep party rm w/wet      flrs, new carpet. “Active Adult 55+ Community” -               patio, garage.Close-in near I395 and Beltway.          to the river, Tennis Courts, Nature Trails and a VRE         den/office & full bath. Minutes to Belvoir & Metro. We offer
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                 Jim Fox 703-503-1800                                     Amanda Scott 703-772-9190                                      Cheryl Hanback 703-864-4321                         Carol Hermandorfer 703-216-4949                                    Beth Jones 703-503-1869

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  Alexandria                                      $214,000                                                                                                                                  November 4                                                                 Highway and Nutley
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                  Watergate Lifestyle                                                                                                                                                       December 2                     3069 Nutley St.                             Street. The training
  Live in a resort setting! Updated & upgraded                  Stafford                                         $80,000       Lorton                                     $535,000                                                                                     center is located in the
  Watergate condo, 2BR, 1.5BAs, hardwoods, eat-in                               Cheaper than Rent!                                             Designer Touches!                                                           Fairfax, VA 22031
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pan Am Shopping
  kitchen! Enjoy views from balcony, indoor & outdoor           Motivated Seller. Drastically reduced! Sunny 2 BR, 1           Beautiful 4 BR, 3.5 BA home in convenient Lorton                                                                                        Center on the left.
  pools, 24 hr gated security, indoor & outdoor tennis,         BA TH with long, 3-car driveway. Large fenced yard             Station. Many builder upgrades and special designer      TO REGISTER:
  putting green, free shuttle to metro! See                     with shed. Close I95 & Quantico.                               touches. Walk to VRE in Lorton Town Center. For 24-      Please contact Mary Ann Plonka at 703-503-1898 for more info!                                     Barbara Nowak 703-473-1803                           hour recorded information call 1-888-495-6207 x202.      or
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                                                                Fairfax Station                               $1,049,000
                                                                This is Virginia! Beautiful Williamsburg Colonial with
                                                                an incredible setting. This 5 acre estate offers a home        Springfield                                $255,000                                                                 Alexandria part of Fairfax                      $379,900
                                                                that will wow you, a POOL setting that is perfect for                           Updates Galore                        Bristow                                       $239,500       Total Rehab new kitchen and new baths. 4 bed-
  Alexandria City                                 $279,300      gatherings and a BARN with fenced pasture area. So             This 3 BR, 2 BA SF home on 1/4 Acre has been           Pride of ownership shows in Braemar 3/2/1/ town-             rooms, 3 baths, open kitchen, master with bath,
  Location! Close in! 3 bedroom, 1 bath, large fenced           many recent updates throughout this 5 bedroom/3.5              updated to include new Kitchen, replacement win-       house. One block to park & elementary school; close          walkout basement, on busline minutes to Beltway
  yard, carport, large basement. Potential!                     bath home. It truly has it all! This is absolutely one of      dows, hardwood LR & DR & much more.                    to pool, clubhouse, shops. Best Features—deck, sce-          and Metro. Pool membership available.
            Dina Gorrell 703-989-5000                           the prettiest settings/locations in Fairfax Station.                     Barbara Nowak 703-473-1803                   nic view, backs to trees. Photos at                    Dina Gorrell 703-989-5000
           Cheryl Hanback 703-864-4321                                Carol Hermandorfer 703-216-4949                                    Gerry Staudte 703-309-8948                             Mary LaRoche 703-919-0747                                   Cheryl Hanback 703-864-4321

  Fairfax City                   $790,000
            THIS IS A MUST SEE!!                                                                                                                                                      Fairfax                                      $1,599,000
  Amazing renovation/rebuild. Better than new. 1920’s home                                                                     Clifton                                   $899,900     Gorgeous 6 Bedroom, 7.55 Bath Home on .8 acres.              Mason Neck/Lorton             $749,900
  has been rebuilt from the inside out. Attention to detail     Fairfax Station                              $1,175,000        Gorgeous custom home sited on 5 private acres          Woodson School District. Almost 10,000 total sq. ft.                 Expanse, Not Expense!
  thruout maintains integrity of original feel & design w/all   Grand Colonial with Top of the Line Custom                     w/circular drive. 3 sides brick, 4BR, 2.5BA, kitchen   Main Level Master Bdrm. Gourmet Kitchen                      Custom-built home on 1+ acre in historic Mason
  the modern amenities of 21st century. ALL SYSTEMS             Kitchen. Huge home, over 6000 sq ft on top two lev-            & baths recently updated. 10’ ceilings. Walkout        w/adjoining Fam Rm. Finished Walkup Basement                 Neck – surrounded by nature and within walking
  REPLACED. Andean hdwd floors, honed carerra marble,           els! 5 grand bedrooms, 4.5 baths, sunroom, library,            basement, main lvl library, side load garage.          w/Wet Bar and Media Rm. Upper Level Loft Walks               distance to water! Gourmet kitchen; finished base-
  limestone frpl, AGA appliances, custom marble baths just      walk out lower level on 5 acres. Great Price for               Extensive landscaping & covered storage for boat or    Out to Rear Deck. Each Bedrm has full bath and               ment; gazebo; and MUCH more. For 24-hour
  the beginning. See extensive list of improvements in home.    Grand Estate in Fairfax Station!                               trailer. See this property at      walk-in closet. Built in 2008.                               recorded information, call 1-888-495-6207 x204
                 Jim Fox 703-503-1800                                     Marsha Wolber 703-618-4397                                      Ann Grainger 703-503-1870                              David Levent 703-338-1388                            Ron & Susan Associates 1-888-495-6207

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                                                                        BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED 4BR /
                                                                        2FB Single Family home located on
                                                                        Woodglen Lake in popular Bonnie
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Lorton                                             $535,000
                                                                        from the ALL NEW kitchen! Close to                                                                                                             New Price!
                                                                        VRE and top-ranked schools. Call                        Waterford, VA                                     $759,000      Beautiful 4 BR, 3.5 BA home in convenient Lorton
                                                                        Cyndee to see this wonderful home at                    Stunning colonial 4 yrs old – 4 bedrooms – 3 1/2 baths –        Station. Many builder upgrades and special designer
                                                                                                                                3 car garage – 2 story FR & foyer – den – sunroom –             touches. Walk to VRE in Lorton Town Center. For 24-
                                                                        703/ 503-1830!                                          MBR sitting room. Gorgeous mountain & wooded views!             hour recorded information call 1-888-495-6207 x202.

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                                                                                                              Reston                                                         Clifton             September 9
                                                                                                                                                                            $4,500,000                                 LOCATION:
                                                                                                             $229,900                                                                            October 7

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                                                                                                                                                                         plus acre estate        November 4

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                                                                                                           Beautiful 2 BR,                                               parkland. Every
                                                                                                                                                                                                 December 2            3069 Nutley St.
                                                                                                           2 BA, top floor                                               possible amenity                              Fairfax, VA 22031
                                                                                                           condo backing to                                              included in this
                                                                                                           trees with                                                                           From the Beltway (495), take Rte. 66 West to the
                                                                                                                                                                         luxurious home.
                                                                                                           updated kitchen,                                              Exquisite pavil-       Nutley St. South Exit (exit 62) towards Fairfax.
                                                                                                           bath vanities,                                                lion/poolhouse has     Go through the intersection of Lee Highway and
     Fairfax                              $570,000                                                         energy efficient                                              recently been          Nutley Street. The training center is located in
         Zero days on market! It’s all about…                                                              windows, and                                                  added. Perfect         the Pan Am Shopping Center on the left.
                  Presentation~Price~Promotion                                                             more! Covered                                                 estate for privacy,
                                                                     parking included. Great Reston location across from                                                                                          TO REGISTER:
     Give the hard-working team of Mary & Cathy a call to                                                                                                                equestrian setting,
     help you with your real estate needs. Great record, great       Tall Oaks Shopping & close to Toll Road.                                                                                     Please contact Mary Ann Plonka at 703-503-1898
                                                                                                                                                                         or outdoorsman!
     references, great clients! You’ll be glad you called.                     Call Barbara 703-473-1803.                                                                Truly incredible!            or

                     Come to the Heart                              FLORENCE BOWIE                                                              CRS, Associate Broker                                          Sheila Adams
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                     of Real Estate                                  (571) 277-5099 or (703) 503-1879                                           Dollar Sales Club                                              703-503-1895
                     KAY HART                                             Personalized, Efficient,                                              Life Member, NVAR TOP PRODUCERS                    Life Member, NVAR Multi–Million
                     1-703-250-HART                                                                                                                                                                               Dollar Sales Club
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                                                                                                                                                                after RIDGELEIGH with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Seldom seen
                                                                      Want to Buy a Home??? Not Sure If It’s                                                    spectacular river view -                                                       CROSSPOINT
                                                                                                                                                                backs to trees. Immaculate                                                     E, Manchester
                                                                       The Right Thing/Time for You!!! Need                                                     3 BR, 3 finished level town-                                                   beauty sited on
                                                                       Honest, Thorough, and Easy Access to                                                     home with walk-out to cus-
                                                                                                                                                                tom patio. Extended bump-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               a cul-de-sac – A
     Burke                                              $1800                                                                                                                                                                                  sunroom plus a
     Lovely RENTAL, Available Immediately. 3 BR, 2.5 BA               Professional Help to guide you through                                                    outs on three levels. To        solarium in addition to 4 large BRs, 4 full BAs & a family
                                                                                                                                                                preview this property or        room overlook add unusual interest to the over 7,000 fin-
     multi level Townhome with gas heat, near Lake
     Braddock HS, the lake, paths, community pool & courts,
                                                                     the maze of options available in financing                                                 for more information            ished sq ft in the home – 3 finished levels have been updated
     Metrobus to Pentagon and Downtown DC at the corner.              or buying mainstream properties versus                                                    please call                     & remodeled – Brand new kitchen updates - Hardwoods
     Squeaky clean and ready to go.                                                                                                                             ANN WITHERSPOON                 newly refinished – Deck & finished walk-out basement..
                Call Kay Hart: 703-503-1860                             short sales and foreclosures, call me.                                                     703.503.1836                          Call Sheila Adams 703.503.1895

                                                                                                                                                 Richard Esposito                                           ELLIE WESTER
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                                                                                                          Springfield                                                                                                                    Alexandria/
                                                                                                           $409,900                                                                                                                     Potomac Yard
                                                                                                    Gorgeous 3BR 2Full,                                                                                                                   $599,000
                                                                                                    2Half Bath townhouse                                                                                                               Price Reduced
                                                                                                    in Orange Hunt                                                                                                                 Minutes to exciting
                                                                                                    Square. Hardwood                                                                                                               Potomac Yard featuring
                                                                                                    throughout main level,                                                                                                         restaurants, theaters and
                                                                                                    large kitchen w/dining                                                                                                         shopping. One year old
                                                                                                    area. Master suite                                                                                                             end unit townhome fea-
                                                                                                    w/vanity, walk-in closet                                                                                                       turing hardwood floors,
                                                                                                    & full bath. Finished                                                                                                          stainless and granite
     Mason Neck                                      $535,000                                       lower level w/rec rm,       Alexandria                                        $347,000                                         kitchen as well as a walk
     Updated 4 BR, 2.5 BA Colonial w/3-car garage in Mason Neck.                                    full bath & laundry rm.                                                                                                        out recreation room for
     Fantastic updates throughout: skylights, sunroom addition,                                                                                        New Listing!
                                                                                                    Rear tiered deck &                                                                                                             your enjoyment. Two car
     updated kitchen with new appliances, granite countertops &                                                                 Two level Rambler sits inside Braddock Rd. near Glasgow Park.
                                                                                                    serene patio; fully                                                                                                            garage parking and con-
     updated baths. Sunny enclosed porch, large deck, shed &                                        fenced. Short Commute       Wood floors, newer windows, fenced in back yard with patio.                                        venient to Metro, Crystal
     swing set on 1/2 acre lot. Access to Community Marina.                                         to Springfield Metro.                   Richard Esposito 703-503-4035                                                          City, and Reagan Airport.

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