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                                                                                               Dances of Joy                                                   News, Page 3

                                                                                                      The high-energy
                                                                                               performance of Nen Daiko,
                                                                                                 the traditional Japanese
                                                                                               drummers based out of the
                                                                                               Ekoji Buddhist Temple, was
                                                                                                  a highlight of the Obon
                                                                                               Festival on Saturday, July 9.
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                Photo by Victoria Ross/The Connection

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Dances of Joy
Ekoji Buddhist Temple
holds Obon festival to cel-
ebrate, honor ancestors.

                            By Victoria Ross
                                The Connection

             hether they donned traditional silk

W            Japanese Kimonos with brocade
             sashes or just jeans and a t-shirt, all
dancers were invited to join hands and twirl to
the beat of Japanese folk music during this fes-
   “We call ourselves a ‘come as you are,’ temple,
and this festival personifies what we’re about,”
said Melanie Hatter, co-president of the Ekoji
Buddhist Temple in Fairfax Station.                                     Photo by Victoria Ross/The Connection
   Decorated with hundreds of Japanese lan-            As a drummer called out moves, dancers
terns, and colorful Buddhist banners, Ekoji            joined hands to learn traditional Japanese
hosted its largest Obon festival on Saturday, July     dances during the Obon festival at Ekoji
9, drawing more than 500 visitors to the only          Temple in Fairfax Station on Saturday, July 9.
“Jodo Shinshu” Buddhist temple in Northern
Virginia.                                                 Marissa Landin, 25, who is working as a paralegal be-
   The exuberant dancing was just part of the          fore attending Stanford University Law School in the fall,
annual summer festival, celebrated in Buddhist         said she loves how “accepting and welcoming the temple
temples all over the world, which combines folk        is to everyone.”
dancing and drumming with candle-lighting                                                                                                       Photo by Victoria Ross/The Connection
ceremonies honoring the spirit of ancestors.                                                                        Ava Bella Visco, 7, of Fairfax, showed off her obi and
                                                         AFTER SATURDAY’S FESTIVAL, a ceremony hon-
   “The true significance of Obon lies in the re-                                                                   kimono as she prepared to dance in the annual Obon
                                                       oring ancestors was held on Sunday. “The Sunday ser-
dedication of ourselves to the Buddhist way of                                                                      Festival at the Ekoji Temple in Fairfax Station, Saturday,
                                                       vice was lovely,” Hatter said. “We had a good crowd and
life by reflecting upon the love, wisdom and                                                                        July 9.
                                                       we recognized two families along with those who died
compassion that our parents and others have            in Japan during the tsunami and earthquake. Family
passed on to us,” Hatter said. “The festival is        members stepped forward to offer incense in their
also one of the times when we truly open our           memory, and we had maybe 20 or more pictures and
doors to give everyone an opportunity to see           names that people displayed on our board.”
the temple, ask questions and just enjoy the             “The theme of the weekend is ‘In Gratitude.’ It is with
gathering.”                                            gratitude that we honor the founding members of Ekoji
                                                       who sacrificed much to establish and build the temple,”
   THE POPULAR FESTIVAL featured                       said co-president Fujie Ohata.
children’s games, Japanese folk dancing, tours           For more information on the temple and upcoming
of the temple and gardens, Japanese, Hawaiian          events, go to
and American food, and performances by the
Nen Daiko drummers and the
Aloha Boys.
   The highlight of the evening was
the high-energy performance of
Nen Daiko, the traditional Japa-
nese drummers based out of Ekoji
Buddhist Temple. Founded in the
fall of 1994, Nen Daiko empha-
sizes “a joy and exuberance for
expressing ourselves through the
beat of the drum,” according to the
group’s website.
   “They do a great job at this
event,” said temple member Annie
Axelrod of Fairfax. “This was the
first Buddhist temple where our
family really felt welcome and at
home. Sometimes people think
Buddhism is all about monks walk-
ing around in silence and meditat-
ing, but that’s not what this is all
about.”                                                      Photo by Victoria Ross/The Connection
   In addition to Buddhist services, A member of the Ekoji Buddhist Temple in Fairfax Station
the temple offers children’s lights candles in memory of his ancestors. During the
Dharma services that are led by temple’s Obon festival on Saturday, July 9, hundreds of                                                         Photo by Victoria Ross/The Connection
the children, a gardening club and candles were placed around the temple’s traditional                              Sisters Karen, 4, and Sara, 2, Tomomi, donned traditional
various community service oppor- Japanese garden, where Buddhists often go to meditate.                             Japanese kimonos for their first Obon festival at Ekoji
tunities.                            The white rocks symbolize water.                                               Temple in Fairfax Station on Saturday, July 9.                                                                                         Fairfax Station/Clifton/Lorton Connection ❖ July 14-20, 2011 ❖ 3
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Looking for ‘Safe, Secure’ Headquarters
Fairfax County                                                                                                                                                         plenty of natural light, vertical baffles and
                                                                                                                                                                       filtered light for energy conservation, and
unveils plans for new                                                                                                                                                  a “green roof” that allows for water con-
                                                                                                                                                                       servation and minimum water runoff.
$177 million police,                                                                                                                                                      HOK, a global, award-winning design
                                                                                                                                                                       firm, has designed everything from local
fire headquarters.                                                                                                                                                     courthouses to vast campuses for federal
                                                                                                                                                                       agencies. The firm’s designs are focused, on
                                                                                                                                                                       comfort, efficiency and security.
                       By Victoria Ross                                                                                                                                   “The site selected, on county land, saves
                           The Connection                                                                                                                              money over alternatives at other sites and
                                                                                                                                                                       allows us to build a 21st-century headquar-
               he ceilings are covered with as-                                                                                                                        ters for our public safety agencies,” said Su-

T             bestos, the plumbing leaks, the
              elevators don’t always function
              and some of the concrete has
popped off the building.
   Constructed in 1967, the Massey Build-                                                                                                             Fairfax County
                                                                                                                                                                       pervisor John Cook (R-Braddock.) “For years
                                                                                                                                                                       we have known that the Massey Building
                                                                                                                                                                       was nearing the end of its useful life. It is
                                                                                                                                                                       full of asbestos, has significant water issues,
                                                                                                                                                                       and has been closed several times for health
ing, currently Fairfax County’s public safety      In this conceptual drawing, the existing Pennino building is on the left,                                           reasons. It needs to be torn down and re-
headquarters, is anything but safe and se-         with the structured parking deck behind it. The existing Herrity building                                           placed. We will be budget conscious in the
cure for its 430 employees, according to           is shown in the middle, with its structured parking deck curving behind                                             building design and will provide a conve-
Fairfax County officials.                          it. The proposed public safety headquarters is shown on the right-hand                                              nient location to centralize these agencies."
   “It’s literally falling apart. It’s an embar-   side, with structured parking curved behind it.
rassment. No one should have to work in                                                                                                                                SITE SECURITY was a key feature in the
that environment. When I go there, I take                                                                                                                              design of the building, officials said. Based
the stairs, because I’m afraid the elevators       “…Along with the ever presence of asbestos,                                                                         on the U.S. Government’s Interagency Se-
will get stuck,” said Supervisor Jeffrey                                                                                                                               curity Criteria (ISC), the new headquarters
McKay (D-Lee). McKay is also a reserve             [the Massey Building] is no longer a safe and                                                                       would meet ISC “medium” security criteria
deputy sheriff for the county.
   On June 28, Fairfax County revealed ini-
                                                   dependable work environment for our dedicated                                                                       established for federal buildings. For ex-
                                                                                                                                                                       ample, the building would have a 50-foot
tial plans for a new 272,000 square-foot po-
lice and fire headquarters that will cost ap-
                                                   employees. It has outlived its useful purpose…”                                                                     setback that makes it more secure for per-
proximately $177 million. A proposed bond                                                  — Ronald Mastin, Fairfax County Fire Chief                                     “The Massey Building is 43 years old. Our
referendum on the November 2012 ballot                                                                                                                                 first responders and public safety person-
would fund the project, according to McKay.        ture, along with the ever presence of as-       $81 million to retrofit the 43-year-old build-                      nel should have the best tools at their dis-
                                                   bestos, it is no longer a safe and depend-      ing. Located in the City of Fairfax near the                        posal, and that includes the building from
ALTHOUGH COUNTY OFFICIALS                          able work environment for our dedicated         Fairfax County courthouse, the 166,777-                             which they operate. That is why the Board
looked at several site options, they are mov-      employees,” said Fairfax County Fire Chief      square-foot building does not have any                              has begun the process to replace this aging
ing forward with plans to locate the head-         Ronald Mastin.                                  room for expansion.                                                 building,” Fitzgerald said.
quarters on county-owned property behind             “It has outlived its useful purpose and         The new headquarters, currently in the                               If the county moves forward to the fund-
the Herrity Building in the Government             should be considered for replacement. A         conceptual-design phase, would have nearly                          ing and schematic design phase of the new
Center campus on Monument Drive. Plans             new facility will also enable fire and police   double the space, with 850 secured, struc-                          headquarters, plans are for the Massey
are to start construction in 2013 and have         to leverage new technology, consolidate         tured parking spaces and room for 700                               Building to be demolished by December
employees ready to move in by 2015, said           operations, and continue to be able to op-      employees, including the County’s primary                           2015. The gray, concrete building, which
Merni Fitzgerald, Fairfax County’s director        erate in close coordination with each an-       data center employees and other adminis-                            never matched the traditional architecture
of public affairs.                                 other.” Mastin said.                            trative staff.                                                      of surrounding buildings, has been consid-
  “The Massey Building has served the                One of the options the county looked at         The building, designed by HOK architects,                         ered an eyesore as well as a safety hazard.
county well for almost 45 years, however,          was to renovate the Massey Building. A re-      would be a LEED Silver certified building,                             “I don’t’ think there’s anyone in the city
with ongoing failures of the core building         cent Fairfax County Facilities Management       meaning that it is environmentally state-of-                        who will cry when it comes down, “McKay
mechanical systems and overall infrastruc-         report determined that it would cost at least   the-art, with large windows that allow for                          said.

Woman Sexually Assaulted Seeking Job at Employment Agency
Police launch effort to reach more                                             tives also uncovered a
                                                                               second incident that al-
                                                                                                                          language barriers or ex-
                                                                                                                          periences they’ve had in
                                                                                                                                                                                 additional women who have not
                                                                                                                                                                                 yet reported incidents involving
                                                                                                                              Fairfax County Police

victims of similar assaults.                                                   legedly took place at
                                                                               around 8:30 a.m. on
                                                                                                                          other places,” Caldwell
                                                                                                                                                                                 the alleged perpetrator and the
                                                                                                                                                                                 World Employment Agency. Vic-
                                                                               May 19 under similar                          “We want to assure                                  tims should contact Detective Amy
         41-year-old Falls Church          The woman escaped after tell-       circumstances. The 28-                     them that they will be                                 Palizzi at 703-246-7818.

A       woman was allegedly
        locked in a room, forced to
watch pornography and repeat-
                                        ing the alleged perpetrator that
                                        she needed to use the restroom,
                                        according to Lucy Caldwell, a pub-
                                                                               year-old Fairfax City
                                                                               woman involved in this
                                                                               case also suffered non-
                                                                                                                          treated with respect …
                                                                                                                          We are very concerned
                                                                                                                          about this, and we want
                                                                                                                                                                                    “If they do not speak English,
                                                                                                                                                                                 interpretation services will be pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                 vided,” Caldwell said. In an effort
edly sexually assaulted at the          lic information officer with the       life-threatening injuries,                 any potential victims                                  to reach additional victims, the
World Employment Agency in              FCPD. The woman was treated for        according to police re- Suspect            out there to know that                                 police provided Korean and Span-
Annandale on Tuesday, July 7.           non-life-threatening injuries,         ports.                     Choon Sik       we have victims’ ser-                                  ish interpreters Wednesday, July
   According to Fairfax County Po-      Caldwell said.                            “We don’t want this to Lee              vices for these types of                               13 to Asian and Spanish media
lice reports, the attacks occurred         Police investigated and charged     happen again. We have                      sexual assaults and the                                outlets at the West Springfield Dis-
around 9 a.m. when the woman            Choon Sik Lee, 72, of Annandale        a large population of immigrants victims will be kept anonymous,”                                 trict Station, 6140 Rolling Road,
went to the agency at 7601 Little       with two counts of attempted forc-     who may not be comfortable, for Caldwell said.                                                    Springfield from 1 to 2 p.m.
River Turnpike seeking employ-          ible sodomy on Thursday, July 9.       many reasons, with reporting this  Based on their investigation,
ment.                                      During the investigation, detec-    to law enforcement, whether it’s detectives believe there may be                                               — Victoria Ross
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          and absentee voting is already under-
          way. If there is any chance
you might either be away on vacation
on Aug. 23 or you might have a com-
                                                     ❖ Senate District 36, Republicans Jeffrey M.
                                                           Frederick (R) and Tito Muñoz (R) com-
                                             Editorial petedistrict stateincludes Mount Vernon,
                                                                 to face
                                                                              Sen. Toddy Puller (D) in
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                                                                                                                                                                         Michael O’Connell
                                                                                                                                                                         Editor / 703-778-9416
                                                                                                                                                                          Victoria Ross
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bined work day and commute of 10                           parts of Lorton and much more of Prince
hours (that is to say, if you work), or you might William County than before redistricting.
                                                                                                           Pet Connection                                                 703-752-4014
be away for any other reason, you can vote in        ❖ Senate District 39, Republicans Miller                The summer edition of the Pet Connection
                                                                                                                                                                         Julia O’Donoghue
person absentee or by paper ballot absentee.      Baker and Scott Martin compete to challenge              will publish on July 27, with contributions and               Education & Politics
                                                                                                           submissions due July 21.                    
                                                  incumbent state Sen. George Barker (D) in
PRIMARIES AUG. 23                                 November. This district encompasses parts of               Send in photos of you or other members of                    Bonnie Hobbs
                                                                                                           your family with your pet or pets along with a               Community Reporter
  ❖ Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Centreville, Clifton, Lorton, Fairfax Station,                                                                                    703-778-9438
Braddock district Democrats, Janet Oleszek Springfield and the City of Alexandria.                         caption that includes the full names of every-
and Christopher Wade compete to face incum-          ❖ House of Delegates 49, Democratic primary,          one pictured, the ages of the pet(s) and any
                                                                                                                                                                           Nick Horrock
bent John Cook (R) in November.                   Stephanie Clifford (D) v. Alfonso H Lopez (D).           children, information about the pet(s) and a                   County & Projects
                                                                                                           description of what is happening in the photo.
  ❖ Senate District 30, Democrats Adam Ebbin, So far there is no Republican or other candi-
Libby Garvey and Rob Krupicka are in a three- date so the winner of the primary could be un-               Include your town name as well. Good to in-                    Jon Roetman
                                                                                                           clude: who, what, where, when and why.                           Sports Editor
way race for the nomination to replace retir- contested in November in this Arlington district.                                                                            703-778-9410
ing state Sen. Patsy Ticer. The winner will face                                                             We welcome photos, drawings or other art- 
Tim McGee (R) in November. This district, in- UNCONTESTED:                                                 work; stories and anecdotes about what makes
                                                                                                           your pet special, how you came to adopt your                      ADVERTISING:
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Mount Vernon, trends to Democrats, so the Primary Election Day, Aug. 23, but at this point                 pet or anything other story you’d like to share            department between 9 a.m. and
                                                                                                           about your pet; advice for others on adopting                  5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
primary could determine the winner.               it’s unlikely that many of these seats will be
                                                                                                           or caring for pets.                                   Display ads               703-778-9410
  ❖ Senate District 31, Democrats Jaime contested. This is not an exhaustive list.                                                                               Classified ads            703-778-9411
Areizaga-Soto (D) and Barbara A. Favola (D)          Fairfax County, Hunters Mill Board of Super-            Send photos and other submissions by July           Employment ads            703-778-9413
face off; winner will face Caren Merrick (R), visors, incumbent Cathy Hudgins (D) is so far                21.                                                             Steve Hogan
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      By Nancy Mercer and                back and forth. The other people in      medical care many years before his    home placements. Virginia is cur-                 Mary Kimm
                 Jill Egle               the room try hard not to stare but       parents, or worse, survive a life-    rently under investigation from                  703-778-9433
    Co-executive directors/The           they are a bit alarmed. The young        time in his home and then move        the Department of Justice for its
     Arc of Northern Virginia            woman sitting next to the man in         to a nursing home when his par-       unfair treatment of people with                   Editor in Chief
                                                                                                                                                                           Steven Mauren
                                         the “chair” pulls out a device, like a   ents died before him. Additionally,   developmental disabilities. Con-                Managing Editors
           young man sits in a           big iPad and encourages the young        because of his unique communica-      cerns have been raised about the         Michael O’Connell, Kemal Kurspahic

A         crowded waiting room.
          He is a wheelchair user, his
hair is cut close to his head and his
                                         man to explain why he is upset. He
                                         begins to use the stick on his fore-
                                         head and a series of bobbing actions
                                                                                  tion style, unless someone took the
                                                                                  time to understand his head bobs
                                                                                  and teach him ways to use assisted
                                                                                                                        “inadequate community services,”
                                                                                                                        “long waiting lists” and “unneces-
                                                                                                                        sary segregation of services” for
                                                                                                                                                                            Louise Krafft,
                                                                                                                                                                          Craig Sterbutzel
                                                                                                                                                                  Geovani Flores, Laurence Foong,
                                                                                                                                                                      John Heinly, John Smith
body is angular, arms bent in ways       to type out the following, “Can you      technology he would also spend a      thousands of Virginians.                      Production Manager:
that most people would find uncom-       believe the outcome of the Casey         lifetime being misunderstood, ig-                                                           Jean Card
fortable. He wears head gear that        trial?” an automated, robotic voice      nored and unknown.                    TO BE HONEST, Virginia is not
                                                                                                                                                                   CIRCULATION: 703-778-9427
looks like something from a sci-fi       shares cutting the silence of the           Congress is looking for ways to    alone in its outdated ways of spend-            Circulation Manager:
movie; it is a band that wraps           room. At first, people stare almost      “balance the budget.” There is talk   ing Medicaid. With a growing popu-                     Ann Oliver
around his head with a stick of some     stunned. When the woman begins           of block granting Medicaid and        lation of people with disabilities and
kind protruding off the front of his     to share her opinions with the man       giving the dollars to each state to   people who are aging, our country          CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
forehead. Beside him sits a young        in the chair so does everyone else       develop a “plan” for serving the      cannot afford to “Cut Medicaid” or                   L.L.C.
woman, African American, dressed         in the room. Magically, the differ-      neediest, but at the same time con-   develop a “state by state” approach             Peter Labovitz
smartly. She is thumbing through a       ences between the man in the             serving our resources. This raises    to caring for the “most vulnerable.”
                                                                                                                                                                            Mary Kimm
magazine talking to him out of the       “chair” with the angular body and        grave concerns as we look at how      Yes, we need reform to Medicaid.          Publisher/Chief Operating Officer
side of her mouth, which is greeted      distracting presence disappear and       our own state is currently caring     We need a National plan to address                 703-778-9433
with an occasional head bob or           everyone finds something in com-         for her “most vulnerable.”            our country’s long term care needs.
                                                                                                                                                                           Jerry Vernon
grunt from the young man. The rest       mon to share as a community.                Virginia ranks 47th in the Na-     We need a Medicaid program that                Executive Vice President
of the people in the waiting room                                                 tion in its use of Medicaid dollars   supports the development and   
take great pains to “look down,”         MEDICAID PAYS for the young              in the community — near bottom.       maintenance of preventative com-                  Wesley DeBrosse
“look away” or act as if the two are     lady sitting next to the man in the      In many ways, Virginia continues      munity based care, not expensive,
not in the room. The television is       “chair.” She is a direct support pro-    to operate as if it were 50 years     crisis driven institutionalized based             Debbie Funk
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playing in the corner of the room,       fessional who is paid to serve as        ago, relying on the use of expen-     care. Please ask your congressman                 703-778-9444
the sound is low but the subtitles       the young man’s bridge to his com-       sive alternatives to community ser-   and senators to vote “No” to Block
are flying.                              munity. Fifty years ago, this young      vices, spending our Medicaid dol-     Granting Medicaid, this is not the               Jeanne Theismann
                                                                                                                                                                    Special Assistant to the Publisher
  Suddenly, there is a burst of ex-      man would have spent a lifetime          lars on outdated crisis models like   answer to our budget crisis — in                     703-778-9436
plosion from the young man in the        in an institution, remained at home      unnecessary hospitalizations,         fact it is the “more costly, less hu-
chair. He begins to violently rock       until he died from lack of adequate      institutionalizations and nursing     mane way out!”
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                                                                                                                                                               Art Out Loud: A                Jammin’ Beach Party. 10:30 a.m.
THURSDAY/JULY 14                                                                                                                                               Fusion of Art and                 Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak
                                                                                                           Art Out Loud: A Fusion of
Children of Bodom, Devin                                                                                                                                       Music. 6-9 p.m.                   Road, Burke. Cody & Bj take you to a
  Townsend Project, Obscura,                                                                               Art and Music, will be at                           Workhouse Art Center,             musical beach party with surfing,
  Septic Flesh and more. 7 p.m.                                                                            the Workhouse Art Center,                           9601 Ox Road, Lorton.             limbo, singing and dancing. All ages.
  Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield.                                                                    9601 Ox Road, in Lorton                             Featuring Workhouse               703-249-1520.
  $27 advance, $30 at the door. 703-                                                                                                                           studio artist Mary             Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m.
  569-5940 or                                                                            on Saturday, July 16 from                           Gallagher Stout and               Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne
English Conversation Group. 7 p.m.                                                                         6-9 p.m. The event fea-                             music by Big Green                Centre, Alexandria. Stories, songs and
  Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak                                                                     tures Workhouse studio                              Cherry, Starryville,              fingerplays. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-
  Road, Burke. Practice English and                                                                                                                            Euphonic Film and                 339-4610.
  improve your English speaking skills.                                                                    artist Mary Gallagher                               Woodland String Band.          Paint & Personalize a Mug. 2:30 p.m.
  Adults. 703-249-1520.                                                                                    Stout and bands Big Green                             Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce
English Conversation Group. 7 p.m.                                                                         Cherry, Starryville, Eu-                                                              St., Springfield. Presented by Clay Café
  Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne                                                                                                                                                            Studios. Glazed and fired mugs will be
  Centre, Alexandria. Conversation                                                                         phonic Film and Wood-                               SUNDAY/JULY 17                    returned to the library two weeks later.
  group for adults learning English. 703-                                                                  land String Band (pic-                             Canine Cruises. 6 p.m.             Age 12-18. 703-451-8055.
  339-4610.                                                                                                tured). Each band will                             Lake Accotink Park, 7500
                                                                                                                                                              Accotink Park Road,
                                                                                                           play original music in-                            Springfield. Cruise on the      WEDNESDAY/JULY 20
FRIDAY/JULY 15                                                                                             spired by Stout’s artwork.                         Park’s dog-friendly             Science Spectacular. 10:30 a.m. John
Blackburn’s Ford Lecture. 7 p.m.                                                                           The concert is free, re-                           pontoon boat while your            Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive,
   Clifton Presbyterian Church, 12748                                                                                                                         dog scans for ducks,               Alexandria. See fog rings, bubbling
   Richards Lane, Clifton. National Park
                                                                                                           freshments will be avail-                          geese, and other lake              potions, a voice changer and more
   Service Historian Emeritus Ed Bearss                                                                    able for purchase.                                 dwellers. $6 per person,           with wacky scientist Eric Energy. Age
   on the July 18, 1861 Civil War battle                                                                                      no charge for the dog.             6-12. 703-971-0010.
   on the Prince William-Fairfax County                                                                                                                       One dog per person limit.       English Conversation Group. 10:15
   boundary. Free admission. 703-978-                                                                                                                         Reservations and pre-              p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500
   0685.                                                                                                                                                      payment required. 703-             Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria.
The David Kitchen Band. 7 p.m. Grist                                                       A World Away, The Right Condition,                                 222-4664 or                        Conversation group for adults learning
   Mill Park, 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial                                                        Within Wolves, Eyes On Chelsea,                              English. 703-339-4610.
   Highway, Alexandria. Pop rock. 703-        SATURDAY/JULY 16                                1Alliance and ZeroShift. 4 p.m.                  parktakes/.
   324-SHOW.                                  First Blood: Battle of Blackburn’s              Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road,             Northern Virginia NTRACK. 1-4 p.m.
Children of Bodom, Devin                                                                                                                       Fairfax Station Railroad Museum,               THURSDAY/JULY 21
                                                 Ford. 2 p.m. Civil War Interpretive          Springfield. Contact
   Townsend Project, Obscura,                    Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old to play.              11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax            African Folktales. 7 p.m. Lorton
   Septic Flesh and more. 7 p.m.                 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Talk by historian      All ages. $10 in advance, $12 day of             Station. Members will have a display              Library, 9520 Richmond Highway,
   Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield.         Mark Trbovich. Free. 703-591-6728.           show.                          and N gauge trains running. $3 adults,            Lorton. Bright Star Theater presents
   $27 advance, $30 at the door. 703-         Latin Pop Rock group Maná. 8 p.m.            Reptile Wonders. 2:30 p.m. John                     $1 children. or           African tales. All ages. 703-339-7385.
   569-5940 or                 George Mason University Patriot              Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive,          703-425-9225.                                  Beach Jewelry. 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre
Lunch Bunnies. 12 p.m. Lorton Library,           Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax.        Alexandria. Meet and learn about these         The Scream It Like You Mean It                      Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.
   9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton.                Tickets are $55-$91, available at            animals with Reptile Wonders’ Nature             Battle of the Bands. 4 p.m. Jaxx                  Use elements such as natural stone,
   Bring lunch, enjoy stories and       or 703-573-             Center on the Go. Age 6-12. 703-971-             Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road,                     beach glass, shell and wood to create
   activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-339-      SEAT.                       0010.                                            Springfield. Featuring I Am Averna.               island jewelry. Age 12-19. 703-249-
   7385.                                      Drawing 1: Make Your Mark. 2:30              Fiesta! 2:30 p.m. Richard Byrd Library,             Contact                1520.
Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall               p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond           7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Join             to play. All ages. $10 in advance, $12         Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. John
   Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive,                Highway, Lorton. Learn to draw or            Cantaré on a musical journey through             day of show.                    Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive,
   Alexandria. Bring lunch and join us for       improve your skills with artist Lydia        Latin America. Preschool. 703-451-                                                                 Alexandria. Call for title. Adults. 703-
   stories. Age birth-5 with adult. 703-         Bratton. Age 12–18. 703-339-7385.            8055.                                                                                              971-0010.
   971-0010.                                                                                                                                 MONDAY/JULY 18

                                                                                                  COMMUNITIES OF WORSHIP
                                                                                                                                                                                             “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one
                                                                                                                                                                                               comes to the Father except by me.” John 14:6
                                                                                                                                                                                             The Spirit of
                                                                                                                                                                                             The Living
                                                                                                                                                                                             Offering teaching, healing and
                                                                                                                                                                                               the prophetic word of god
                                                                                                                                                                                             Please join us for Prayer & Bible
                                                                                                                                                                                             Study Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 pm. Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                             Worship Service is held from 9:30 to 11 am in
                                                                                                                                                                                             Woodside Plaza, 14505 Jefferson Davis Hwy.,
                                                                                                                                                                                             Unit 9, Woodbridge, VA
                                                                                                        Baha’i Faith                                                                         Sharon Fernandez, Pastor • 703-568-5647
                                                                                                 Baha’is of Fairfax County
                                                                                                 Southwest…703-912-1719                                 9800 Old Keene Mill Rd.
                                                                                                 Antioch Baptist Church…
                                                                                                                                                              703-455-7041                       Christian Center
                                                                                                  Clifton Baptist Church…
                                                                                                                                                              Sunday School                  Celebrating the Sounds of Freedom
                                                                                                                                                                                           Realtime Worship - Sunday 8:45 & 11 AM
                                                                                               Community Baptist Church…
                                                                                                                                                                 9:15 AM                               Sunday School 10:10 AM
                                                                                                 Fairfax Baptist Temple…                                                                       Sunday Evening - Realtime Service
                                                                                                                                                              Worship Service

                                                                                                        703-323-8100                                                                                          & Youth 6 PM
                                                                                                      Harvest Assembly
                                                                                                      Baptist Church…                                           10:30 AM                       Family Night - Wednesday 7:15 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                            Call for Sunday Evening Worship Home Group Schedule
                                                                                                   Hope Baptist Church…                                                                          visit our website:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax
                                                                                                          Jerusalem                           “Continuing the ministry of Christ              Bill Frasnelli, PASTOR 703-383-1170
                                                                                                      Baptist Church…                                    on earth”                                 “Experience the Difference”
                                                                                                  Shiloh Baptist Church…
                                                                                                                                  Congregación La Cena Del      Cranford United Methodist         The Spirit of The Living Christ Ministry…
                                                                                              Virginia Korean Baptist Church         Señor…703-550-1204           Church…703-339-5382                            703-568-5647
                                                                                                        703-425-1972                      Episcopal               Non-Denominational                             Pentecostal
                                                                                                          Buddhist                St. Peter’s in the Woods…        Grace Bible Church…                 Christ Pentecostal International
                                                                                                 Ekoji Buddhist Temple….                 703-503-9210                   703-339-7292                        Church…703-339-2119
                                                                                                        703-239-1200            Pohick Church…703-339-6579       Gunston Bible Church…                First United Pentecostal Church…
                                                                                                          Catholic                        Lutheran                      703-339-5395                             703-339-2402
                                                                                             St. Clare of Assisi…703-266-1310            Living Savior           Iglesia La Gran Comision                       Presbyterian
                                                                                                  St. Raymond Penafort…                Lutheran Church             Asambleas De Dios…                   Clifton Presbyterian Church…
                                                                                                        703-440-0535                     703-352-1421                   703-541-0816                             703-830-3175
                                                                                                       Church of God                      Methodist           New Hope Church…703-971-4673        Seoul Presbyterian Church…703-764-1310
                                                                                                 Church of the Living God          Christ Church of Fairfax      New Jerusalem Temple of                             Sikh
                                                                                                 of No. Va.…703-250-7980            Station…703-690-3401          Worship…703-593-6153            Sikh Foundation of Virginia…703-323-8849

                                                                                                    To Advertise Your Community of Worship, Call 703-778-9418                                                                                                                  Fairfax Station/Clifton/Lorton Connection ❖ July 14-20, 2011 ❖ 7
                       Home Life Style
Design for How We Live Now
Interior design for real life: pet-friendly, kid-friendly, family-friendly.                                                              said Wiener. “I am not there to judge a
                                                                                                                                         client’s budget or taste. I am there to give
                 By Marilyn Campbell                                                                                                     them advice to make their lives better.”
                          The Connection                                                                                                    Wiener’s advice also comes in the form
                                                                                                                                         of unconventional design tools such as Wite-
                  elinda Mansfield says that                                                                                             Out and permanent ink markers.

M                 she has one of the most ac-
                  tive households in her
                  Chantilly neighborhood.
She and her husband Rob have 6-year-old
twins, two dogs and three cats.
                                                                                                                                            “Keep Wite-Out on hand at all times,” said
                                                                                                                                         Wiener. “It may be obsolete for correcting
                                                                                                                                         typos, but it’s a miracle when it comes to
                                                                                                                                         camouflaging dings and scuff marks wher-
                                                                                                                                         ever you have white trim around your house
   “I have a face painting and glitter tattoo                                                                                            — like door frames, baseboard molding or
business for children,” said Mansfield. “I am                                                                                            chair rails. Permanent ink markers can cover
the troop leader for my daughter’s Girl                                                                                                  a lot of dings and scratches.”
Scout troop and my husband is the leader
of our son’s Boy Scout troop. All the kids in                                                                                              Winkle Nemeth approached Wiener to get
the neighborhood come to my house to                                                                                                     help decorating her McLean home. Nemeth,
play.”                                                                                                                                   a mother of two college-aged sons who live
   Mansfield says that she likes a lively                                                                                                at home, wanted new furniture for her liv
household, but not the mess that often
comes with the territory. She wanted to                                                                                                                        See Design, Page 10
decorate her home to accommodate the
chaos without sacrificing style. “I like re-
ally nice things,” said Mansfield. “I always
have. I wanted a fresh, clean look with good     The living room of the Mansfield home in Chantilly. On the sofa are
                                                                                                                                           Wiener’s Tips for
fabrics that will stand the test of time.”
   When Mansfield found interior designer
                                                 6-year-old twins Will and Josie Mansfield.                                                Active Households
                                                                                                            Photos by Marilyn Campbell        ❖ Laminate your most heavily used
Deborah Wiener, she knew that she’d found        easily wiped clean.                                                                       dining chairs. Almost any fabric can be
a good match. Wiener started Designing             Mansfield’s living room walls                                                           laminated. Just ask your fabric store or
Solutions to specialize “in real life, pet-      were turquoise, and she wanted                                                            decorator where to send it. New flat finish
friendly, family-friendly design,” and con-      furnishings that would comple-                                                            laminations provide an invisible, moisture-
                                                                                                                                           and stain-proof barrier on fabric, making it
siders herself “an advocate for the clean-       ment the bold tones that she fa-                                                          virtually indestructible and inconspicuous,
ing-impaired and the decorating-chal-            vors. “Debbie told me to stick with                                                       too.
lenged.”                                         neutrals so the room wouldn’t be                                                             ❖ Protect wood finishes from wet
                                                                                                                                           glasses, hot cups and scratching with clear
   Wiener came up with a design for the          too busy,” she said.                                                                      glass tops made to fit your table tops.
Mansfield living room and lower level that         Mansfield chose a taupe sofa                                                            Sure, you’ll have to wipe them, but you’ll
took Mansfield’s desire for style and dura-      that she accented with brightly                                                           protect what’s underneath from everything
bility into consideration. She suggested sub-    colored pillows in shades of aqua.                                                        your slobs may put on top.
                                                                                                                                              ❖ Nothing lasts longer or looks better
stantial furnishings that were chic but sen-     She also added a taupe and tur-                                                           than a well-finished hardwood floor.
sible and able to stand up to everything from    quoise afghan with a fleur de lis                                                         Wiener recommends durable wool rugs as
glitter glue to muddy paw prints.                pattern.                                                                                  well.
   She included pieces from Slobproof!,            Wiener said the goal is to de-                                                             ❖ For family-friendly furniture, you
                                                                                                                                           can’t beat protected leather.
Wiener’s own line of furniture that is made      sign living spaces that match the                                                            For more see
from a fabric called Crypton. The designer       realities of your life.               For one couple, furniture that can stand up
says it is virtually indestructible and can be     “I am not your typical designer,”   to life with two Great Danes.

Solid Marble Bathrooms?
Seamless stone showers, walls and floors point
to new direction in high-end bathroom design.
                           By John Byrd          — a local marble and granite importer and
                          The Connection         fabricator based in Herndon — for many
                                                 years. But she’d heard that the firm had a
        usan Cassell, of Great Falls             new brainchild — a custom-made solid

S      Design     Build,    recalls
       chain of events that convinced her
some of the fundamentals of bathroom de-
                                         the     marble shower floor which they were in-
                                                 troducing under a new division, Verona
sign were about to change.                         “The shower floor pan is a solid stone slab
   “We were remodeling a bathroom that           custom-made to your shower width … so
had been seriously damaged from leakage          there’s no water-exposed grouting, no
caused by cracked grout,” Cassell said. “This    cracking or leakage,” Daghigh said. “This
is a common homeowner concern, so I con-         means there’s no mold build up, and no
tacted Shawn Daghigh at EuroStoneCraft           need for time-intensive maintenance.”
who had developed some ideas for dealing           “It struck me as a breakthrough,” Cassell
with this longstanding problem.”                                                                 A Herndon company can create massive slabs of marble or other stone
   Cassell had worked with EuroStoneCraft                   See Solid Marble, Page 10            to precise specifications for seamless, groutless bathrooms.
8 ❖ Fairfax Station/Clifton/Lorton Connection ❖ July 14-20, 2011                                                                          
       Local REAL ESTATE
                                                                                                                                                          Photos by Craig Sterbutzel/The Connection

       Houses Sold in May
          over $900K

       2   12801 Holly Grove Court, Fairfax— $1,260,000

                                                                                             1   13761 Balmoral Grens Avenue, Clifton — $2,225,000

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  © Google Map data


                                                                                                                                                                       4   7


       3   8203 Roseland Drive, Fairfax Station — $1,220,000




       4   11716 Pine Tree Drive, Fairfax — $1,130,000         Address ..................................... BR FB HB .... Postal City ..... Sold Price ... Type ...... Lot AC ....... Subdivision ....... Date Sold

                                                                1 13761 BALMORAL GREENS AVE .... 5 ... 4 ... 1 ......... CLIFTON ......... $2,225,000 ... Detached .... 7.98 ..... BALMORAL GREENS ..... 05/25/11

                                                                2 12801 HOLLY GROVE CT ............... 4 ... 4 ... 1 .......... FAIRFAX .......... $1,260,000 ... Detached .... 0.83 ...... OAK HILL ESTATES ...... 05/20/11

                                                                3 8203 ROSELAND DR ...................... 5 ... 4 ... 1 ... FAIRFAX STATION .. $1,220,000 ... Detached .... 7.78 .. ESTATES AT ROSELAND ... 05/25/11

                                                                4 11716 PINE TREE DR ..................... 5 ... 4 ... 1 .......... FAIRFAX .......... $1,130,000 ... Detached .... 2.37 ........ FAIRFAX FARMS ........ 05/31/11

                                                                5 10113 FARRCROFT DR .................. 4 ... 4 ... 1 .......... FAIRFAX .......... $1,059,000 ... Detached .... 0.21 ........... FARRCROFT ........... 05/26/11

                                                                6 12208 FAIRFAX STATION RD .......... 5 ... 3 ... 1 ... FAIRFAX STATION ..... $965,750 ... Detached .... 5.01 ........... CHADWICKE ........... 05/26/11

                                                                7 11452 MALLARD CREEK TRAIL ...... 5 ... 4 ... 2 .......... FAIRFAX ............. $950,000 ... Detached .... 0.83 .......... QUAIL CREEK .......... 05/25/11

                                                                8 3517 WEST OX RD ......................... 6 ... 5 ... 1 .......... FAIRFAX ............. $950,000 ... Detached .... 0.99 ............... MAHAL ............... 05/31/11

                                                                9 6416 LAKE MEADOW DR ............... 5 ... 4 ... 1 ........... BURKE .............. $950,000 ... Detached .... 0.58 ........... EDGEWATER ........... 05/27/11

                                                               10 5875 IRON STONE CT .................... 4 ... 4 ... 1 ..... CENTREVILLE ........ $915,000 ... Detached ...................... VIRGINIA RUN ......... 05/25/11

                                                               11 10945 RICE FIELD PL ..................... 5 ... 4 ... 1 ... FAIRFAX STATION ..... $905,000 ... Detached .... 1.16 .. HUNT@FAIRFAX STATION ... 05/18/11

   6   12208 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station — $965,750                                                     Source: MRIS, Inc. For more information on MRIS, visit                                                                                                   Fairfax Station/Clifton/Lorton Connection ❖ July 14-20, 2011 ❖ 9
  SATURDAY/SUNDAY, JULY 16 & 17                                                                                                                                                                                  Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 From Page 8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ing room. The family’s two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mixed-breed dogs have free rein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of the room. Nemeth was search-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ing for stylish but durable pieces
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 that would accommodate her ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tive family and fondness for enter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 taining friends.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Color is camouflage,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wiener. “Get out of the beige rut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and use color to camouflage spills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and stains.”
 9780 Lorraine Carol Way, Lorton • $514,000 • Open Sunday                                                                                                                                                           Carlene Stephens and her hus-
     1-4 • Cynthia Fish, Coldwell Banker, 703-201-4451                                                                                                                                                           band Gary Sturm live in Alexan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 dria with two Great Danes and was
       When you visit one of these Open Houses, tell the Realtor you saw it in this
        Connection Newspaper For more real estate listings and open houses, visit
      wwwConnectionNewspaperscom and click the Real Estate links on the right side
                                                                                                                                         3 University Mall Theatres                                              also searching for stylish but du-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 rable pieces. Wiener started with
             Call Specific Agents to Confirm Dates & Times                                                                                         Fairfax • Corner of Rt. 123 & Braddock • 273-7111             a gray area rug with large circular
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 patterns in shades of blue and yel-
                                              Fairfax Station                                                                            SUMMER CINEMA                                                           low, and added a blue sofa and
 11305 Hunting Horse Dr..........$849,000....Sun 1-4....Carol Hermandorfer..................Long & Foster..703-503-1812
 11523 Wild Acre Way..............$649,000....Sun 1-4....Carol Hermandorfer..................Long & Foster..703-503-1812
 6803 Brimstone Ln..................$895,000....Sun 1-4 .............. Jim Souvagis..................Long & Foster..703-919-9191
                                                                                                                                            CAMP!!!                                                              matching arm chair. She com-
 7406 South Reach Dr..............$819,000....Sun 1-4....Carol Hermandorfer..................Long & Foster..703-503-1812                    10 am Shows Monday - Friday                                          pleted the look with two gray din-
 8303 Argent Cir.......................$675,000....Sun 1-4................Eve Damelin.................Keller Williams..703-625-2382                                                                              ing chairs and a gray ottoman that
                                                                                                                                         All Seats $2.00, 10 for $15 or Season pass (11 wks for $11)             also serves as a coffee table.
                                                          Lorton                                                                             JULY 11- JULY 15...................... RAMONA AND BEEZUS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stephens said her furniture has
 6815 Corder Ln.......................$550,000....Sun 1-4..Tom & Cindy & Assoc.................Long & Foster..703-822-0207                         JULY 18 - JULY 22 ................. DESPICABLE ME
 9780 Lorraine Carol Way.........$514,000....Sun 1-4 ................ Cynthia Fish...............Coldwell Banker..703-201-4451                        JULY 25 - JULY 29 ................. MARMADUKE              already passed one important test.
                                                                                                                                                        AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 5 ..........VEGGIE TALES 2                “When the furniture arrived my
                                                          Clifton                                                                                         AUGUST 8 - AUGUST 12 .........GULLIVER’S TRAVELS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 dog had just taken a drink from
 12411 Clifton Hunt Dr..............$948,000....Sun 1-4...............Ann Grainger..................Long & Foster..703-503-1870          Attendees will receive a coupon for a dollar ($1.00) Off            A
 12743 Chapel St......................$669,000....Sun 1-4..................Janet Price ......... McEnearney Assoc...703-960-5858         a cup of frozen yogurt from JOSIE’S SELF-SERVE YOGURT                   his water bowl and was dropping
 13308 Ivakota Farm Rd .......$1,380,000....Sun 1-4 ............ Lisa Clayborne..................Long & Foster..703-502-8145
 6918 Clifton Rd.......................$699,500....Sun 1-4....Carol Hermandorfer..................Long & Foster..703-503-1812                                                                                    water on the new sofa. I wiped it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 up quickly with no evidence that
                                                           Burke                                                                                                                                                 [the water] had been there.”
 5825 Cove Landing Rd, #303..$199,000....Sun 1-4 .............. Sharon Ayers...Exit Realty Talbot & Co...703-850-7710
 5714 Oak Apple Ct...................$399,000....Sun 1-4..................Sean
 9477 Lapstrake Ln...................$599,950....Sun 1-4.....Kathleen Quintarelli..........................Weichert..703-862-8808
 10041 Marshall Pond .............$519,000....Sun 1-4.............Becky Berning..................Long & Foster..703-930-3400
 9927 Wooden Hawk Ct............$625,000....Sun 1-4 ............ Diane Lenahan...............Wolf Run Realty..703-283-7328

 4436 Sleaford Rd....................$564,900..Sun 12-3..........Michael Servello.................Keller Williams..202-359-9997
 4853 Randolph Dr...................$500,000....Sun 1-4.............Christina Yoon..........................Weichert..703-357-5111
 7811 Ridgewood Dr.................$719,000....Sun 1-5.............Maria Delgado...........................RE/MAX..571-241-5067
                                                   Springfield                                                                                                                                                   From Page 8
 8624 Etta Dr. ........................... $569,000....Sun 1-4..Christine Stephenson..........................Weichert..703-901-0944
 7612 Modisto Ln.....................$547,000....Sun 1-4.............Marcia Wolber..................Long & Foster..703-618-4397
 7802 Cyril Place......................$510,000....Sun 1-4............Lana Hartmann..................................ERA..703-628-1458                                                                              said. “I’ve found this a really ef-
 7900 Orange Plank Road.........$367,000....Sun 1-4..................Mike Abate...............Coldwell Banker..703-623-4895                                                                                      fective solution for bathrooms,
 8308 Windfall Rd.....................$265,000....Sun 1-4......Susan Whittenberg.......................Century 21..703-626-4416
 9202 Rockefeller Ln................$524,900....Sun 1-4 ........ Cassandra Lutjen..........................Weichert..484-330-6551                                                                                and the color options are impres-
 8118 Ridge Creek Way............$689,900....Sun 1-4................Beckie Owen..................Long & Foster..703-328-4129                                                                                     sive. I’ve been regularly introduc-
                                                         Fairfax                                                                                                                                                 ing it to my clients.”
 10842 Oakcrest Ct...................$750,000....Sun 1-4....Robin McKibbon Waugh...........TTR Sotheby’s..703-819-8809                                                                                              The firm’s skill at shaping natu-
 13124 Westbrook Dr...............$858,995 ..... Sat 1-4..............George Lodge.................Keller Williams..571-217-5981                                                                                 ral stone, granite or marble to pre-
 3803 Kirkwood Dr....................$635,000....Sun 1-4..............Greg Connarn......................Century 21 ..703-850-4484
 10332 Collingham Dr..............$529,900....Sun 1-4...............Pat Gallagher..................Long & Foster..571-241-6324                                                                                   cisely fit surface specifications
 9418 Wrought Iron Ct.............$469,000....Sun 1-4.............Jessica Kurian..........................Weichert..540-287-4701                                                                                 eliminates any need to sectionalize
 12796 Fox Keep Run...............$725,000....Sun 1-4.........Deborah Kilbride.................Keller Williams..571-213-7892
 13116 Poplar Tree Rd..............$478,800..Sun 11-3.............Veena Runyan...............Coldwell Banker..703-447-3500                                                                                       or use exposed seams requiring
 4161 Legato Rd.......................$599,900....Sun 1-4...Dayna Blumel/Kerry Adams.......Long & Foster..703-597-2252                                                                                           grout.
                                                   Centreville                                                                                                                                                      Homeowner Lisa Schultz is
 14158 Compton Valley Way .... $324,900....Sun 2-4........Thomas, LLC..703-652-6040                                                                                                   pleased with the EuroStone/
                                                      Chantilly                                                                                                                                                  Verona design advantages, which
 4503 Orr Dr.............................$649,900....Sun 1-4..............Scott Kirkland.................Keller Williams..703-282-3520                                                                           allowed her to distinguish the in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 terior of her spacious Great Falls
                                 Kingstowne/Alexandria                                                                                                                                                           colonial while greatly reducing
 7242 Cherwell Ln....................$424,950.....Sun 1-4..Tom & Cindy & Assoc.................Long & Foster..703-822-0207
 6623 Castle Bar Ct...................$619,950.....Sun 1-4..Tom & Cindy & Assoc.................Long & Foster..703-822-0207                                                                                      maintenance needs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “The vanity, shower floor and
                                                        Oak Hill                                                                                                                                                 tub surround are stunning — a
 3201 Navy Dr...........................$873,300....Sun 1-4 ............... Kim McClary..................Long & Foster..703-929-8425
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 very original shade of dark
                                                    Manassas                                                                                                                                                     brown,” Schultz said. “The floor,
 10142 Woodbury Dr................$344,900....Sun 1-4....Kate Stafford-Walter..................................ERA..703-629-8091
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tub facing and shower walls are a
                                                       Ashburn                                                                                                                                                   kind of mocha. The whole is nicely
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                                                                                      Lorton/Fairfax Station/Clifton Connection Sports Editor Jon Roetman

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                                                                          Bryce Sturtz, 7, swims one of his planned 250 laps at the South Run
                                                                          Community Pool during the 4th Annual Swim-a-Thon sponsored by the
The Southern Seahawks swim club held its 4th Annual Swim-a-Thon July      Southern Seahawks Swim Club to benefit Life with Cancer. Sturtz swam
10 at the South Run Community Pool to help raise funds for the Fairfax-   200 laps at last year’s event. The event raised around $1,000 dollars for
based charity Life with Cancer.                                           the cancer facility.

Swim-a-Thon                                                                                                                       The Southern

Against Cancer                                                                                                                    Seahawks swim club
                                                                                                                                  held its 4th Annual
                                                                                                                                  Swim-a-Thon July 10
                                                                                                                                  at the South Run
                                                                                                                                  Community Pool to
                                                                                                                                  help raise funds for
                                                                                                                                  the Fairfax-based
                                                                                                                                  charity Life with
       Emily Warwick, 12,                                                                                                         Cancer. Anyone from
       swims one of her                                                                                                           the club or commu-
       planned 30 laps for                                                                                                        nity could participate
       the 4th Annual Swim-                                                                                                       in the annual
       a-Thon July 10 at the                                                                                                      fundraiser.
       South Run Commu-
       nity Pool.

      Photo by Robbie Hammer/
               The Connection

                                                                          Alexis Larsen and Kylie Gravatt chat while swimming laps to help raise
Jackie Kligman, 11, swims one of her planned 30 laps for the 4th Annual   funds for Life with Cancer during the 4th Annual Swim-a-Thon at the
Swim-a-Thon at the South Run Community Pool.                              South Run Community Pool.                                                              Fairfax Station/Clifton/Lorton Connection ❖ July 14-20, 2011 ❖ 11
                                                                                                                               Lorton/Fairfax Station/Clifton Connection Sports Editor Jon Roetman

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                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo by Mindy Moore
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                                                                                                                                    The Braddock Road Youth Club (BRYC) 98 Elite Boys
The standard longbow is the ‘hardest’                                                                                               were champions of the recent US Youth Soccer Re-
bow to use in the sport of archery, ac-                                                                                             gion 1 tournament in Lancaster, Pa. Here, team
cording to Northern Virginia Archers                                     The recurve bow provides more power                        members wear their championship medals following
Membership Chairman Joe Wolfe.                                           than the traditional bow.                                  the tournament victory. Front row, left to right: Evan
                                                                                                                                    Pelto, William Escobar, Frankie Strano, Ethan Lloyd,

Northern Virginia Archers
                                                                                                                                    Chase Hutson, Ryan Joseph. Second row: Val Evans,
                                                                                                                                    Joshua Zombron, Carson Jeffris, Michael Candelori,
                                                                                                                                    Ryan Pelto, Ryan Moore. Back row: Khoi Phan (assis-
                                                                                                                                    tant coach), Andrew Richardson (assistant coach),
Provide Supportive Environment                                                                                                      and Quan Phan (head coach).

                                                                                                                                            Sports Roundups
Club offers different forms                                              that’s it.”
                                                                           Recurve bows have a non-standard curve that gen-
                                                                                                                                      The Braddock Road
                                                                                                                                    Youth Club (BRYC) 98 Elite            The Springfield Youth
of archery.                                                              erates additional power. Wolfe refers to the recurve
                                                                         as a “Lord of the Rings” type of “fancy” bow.
                                                                                                                                    boys’ select soccer team, which
                                                                                                                                    captured the 39-team Virginia
                                                                                                                                                                        Club (SYC) Strikers Blue
                                                                                                                                                                        completed their Spring 2011
                                                                           “The recurve bow adds a little bit more power to         Youth Soccer State Cup this past    season with a record of 7-1-1
                                  By Jon Roetman                         the entire element of archery just because of the way      May, most recently won the US       and a ranking of second place
                                     The Connection                      the bow is designed,” Wolfe said. “It’s the next step      Youth Soccer Region I Champi-       in Division 3. They scored a
                                                                         up from traditional archery. … [It requires a] great       onship in Lancaster, Pa. Region     whooping 30 goals and were
          oseph Wolfe was a child growing up in Texas                    amount of upper body strength to pull the arrow back       I spans the eastern seaboard        only scored upon nine times

J         when he was introduced to archery at a
          state fair. Nearly three decades later, the 37-
          year-old Burke resident is helping promote
the sport and its facets as a member of the Northern
Virginia Archers.
                                                                         into the bow and hold it there long enough to get
                                                                         any kind of aim to take your shot properly.”
                                                                           A compound bow is the most advanced of the trio.
                                                                         Wolfe said the compound bow makes other bows
                                                                         comparable to “the early muskets of the pioneer
                                                                                                                                    from Virginia to Maine. Virginia
                                                                                                                                    sent teams from U12 to U19,
                                                                                                                                    boys and girls. The 98 Elite boys
                                                                                                                                    were the only Virginia team to
                                                                                                                                    emerge as Regional champions.
                                                                                                                                                                        through nine league games.
                                                                                                                                                                        The team’s outstanding season
                                                                                                                                                                        and record ensures that the
                                                                                                                                                                        boys will move up to Division 2
                                                                                                                                                                        for the Fall 2011 season.
  Wolfe is the membership chairman for the Fairfax                       days.”                                                     The Regional Championship is          The Strikers Blue played in
Station-based club. He said the group is open to ar-                       “If you come to one of the public events that we         the highest honor teams of this     the Annandale Premier Cup,
chers of all ability levels and focuses on the notion                    have,” Wolfe said, “you get a full experience of all       age group can achieve. The          the PWSI Ice Breaker and its
that the sport is more than just using a bow to launch                   the types of archers because all of them attend.”          BRYC 98 Elite team is made up       own SYC Virginian tournament.
an arrow.                                                                         Fairfax Station resident Victor Kernus, 48, is    of players from Fairfax, Fairfax    They participated in their first
  “We pride ourselves on being an organization [that                                          the club’s president. He is also a    City, Vienna, Centreville,          State Cup competition and al-
supports] the sport of archery,” Wolfe said. “We’re                                           bow hunter, but competes in tour-     Springfield and Warrenton.          though the result was a 3-2 loss
not dedicated to field archers. We’re not specifi-                                            naments, as well. Kernus, who pre-                                        to a Virginia Beach team, it was
cally dedicated to bow hunting. We’re just an                                                fers the compound bow, said par-         The Fairfax Stars 5th             a great experience.
organization that wants to support the sport of                                              ticipating in tournaments improves     grade boys’ AAU basket-               The Strikers Blue will break
archery.”                                                                                   his skills and helps him make clean     ball team won the AAU Su-           until the beginning of August
  There are several forms of archery, includ-                                               kills when hunting deer.                per Regional in Harrisburg, Pa.,    when they will participate in
ing tournament shooting and bow hunting,                                                       Kernus said Northern Virginia Ar-    held May 20-22. The team,           their team camp. At that point
which utilize three different types of bows:                                               chers provides a supportive environ-     which has now won back-to-          they will prepare for the big
traditional, recurve and compound (Wolfe is                                               ment for the sport.                       back Super Regionals in Harris-     transition to 11 versus 11 and
a bow hunter who prefers to use the com-                                                     “I haven’t met anyone at the club      burg, has once again qualified      full-field games that will take
pound bow).                                                                               who isn’t willing to help out a fellow    for the Division I AAU National     place next season in U13 play.
                                                                                         archer,” he said. “… It’s a great group    Championships in Cocoa Beach,         The Strikers Blue have com-
WOLFE DESCRIBES the traditional bow as                                                   of people from all walks of life for the   Florida in July.                    mitted families and strong sup-
“the basic Robin Hood longbow.” It is the most                                           purpose of supporting archery.”              As a team, the Stars put ex-      port from Springfield busi-
basic of options, providing the ar-                                                                                                 treme pressure on their             nesses that include: Springfield
cher with no assistance toward hit-                         CLUB MEMBERS come from around                                           opponent’s by pushing the ball      Toyota, Duron Paints &
ting his or her target.                                     Northern Virginia and other states, in-                                 up the court and getting shots      Wallcoverings, Ryan’s Land-
  “Traditional archers [are] …                             cluding Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland                                    off before the defense could get    scaping, Dr. Andrew Kim
very disciplined in the skill that                         and Florida. The club, located near Foun-                                set. With contributions from all    (DDS), Union First Market
they have chosen,” Wolfe said. “…                         tainhead Regional Park, meets at 7 p.m.                                   11 players, the team made the       Bank, Accelerated Physical
Traditional archery is the hardest                        on the first Tuesday of every month, and                                  weekend a memorable one for         Therapy, NOVA Chiropractic &
of all the different forms. … There                        the group’s next shoot is on Sunday, July                                the fans, parents, coaches and      Wellness Center, and Dr. Don
are no aids to help you in the ac-                          24.                                                                     each of the players. The Stars      Pisciotta (DDS).
curacy in shooting the bow and                                  Crossbows are not allowed for                                       have worked hard since the be-
there are no aids for accurate use                            safety purposes. For more informa-                                    ginning of March and are hit-           See Sports Roundups,
of the bow. There is a stick with a The compound bow is the     tion, visit the club’s Web site at                                  ting their stride.                                    Page 13
string and an arrow and you and most advanced of the trio.
12 ❖ Fairfax Station/Clifton/Lorton Connection ❖ July 14-20, 2011                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                  Sports Roundups
                                                 News                                                                                                                             From Page 12

                                                                                                                                                                                     The Virginia Blackwatch Patriots
                                                                                                                                                                                  F.C., a NCSL U19 boys travel soccer
                                                                                                                                                                                  team, is looking to add several experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                  players to its team for the upcoming Fall 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                  season. Players of all positions are needed.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Prospective team members must have a bal-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ance of skill and of being a good teammate.
Photo by Anagha Srikanth/The Connection

                                                                                                                                                                                  The team has a history of developing posi-
                                                                                                                                                                                  tive and competitive players with an empha-
                                                                                                                                                                                  sis on team play, respect for others and good
                                                                                                                                                                                  sportsmanship. The squad draws its players
                                                                                                                                                                                  from the following area high schools: Fairfax,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Robinson, Annandale, Woodson, Centreville,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Chantilly, Westfield, South County, Edison,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Manassas Park and West Springfield. The
                                                                                                                                                                                  Patriots F.C. were recently honored by the
                                                                                                                                                                                  coaches, referees and the Old Dominion Soc-
                                                                                                                                                                                  cer League (ODSL) as winners of the Randy
                                                                                                                                                                                  Rawls Sportsmanship Award. Players look-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ing for a respectful and fun soccer atmosphere
                                                                                                                                                                                  for a reasonable time commitment and cost
                                                                                                                                                                                  should contact Team Manager Richelle at
                                                                                                                                                                         or Coach Bill at
                                          NVCC-Annandale Symphony Orchestra, composed of more than 70 musicians of diverse ages and back-                                or 571-259-1000.
                                          grounds, rehearses ‘Stormalong’ by conductor Christopher Johnston.
                                                                                                                                                                                     The Matrix Green 2017 6th grade
                                                                                                                                                                                  AAU girls’ basketball team, which con-

‘Stormalong’ Makes Its Maiden Voyage                                                                                                                                              sists of players from all around the North-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ern Region area, continued its dominance
                                                                                                                                                                                  at the recent Potomac Valley District Div. II
NVCC-Annandale Symphony Orchestra pre-                                                                                         Courser, and he sets sail all over the world
                                                                                                                               having wonderful adventures.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Tournament, where they earned their first-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ever gold medal for the Matrix organization.
pares for the world premiere of “Stormalong,”                                                                                     Michael Replogle, professional actor and
                                                                                                                               director, will be performing the story of
                                                                                                                                                                                     In the championship game, the Matrix
                                                                                                                                                                                  faced familiar foes in the Virginia Hurri-
composed by their director Christopher                                                                                         Stormalong for the audience, with the or-
                                                                                                                               chestra in accompaniment. Replogle is also
                                                                                                                                                                                  canes. Both teams were weary from a long
                                                                                                                                                                                  weekend of basketball in hot gyms, but some
Johnston.                                                                                                                      the director of the Professional Musical           outstanding outside shooting and the girls
                                                                                                                               Theatre and Actor’s Studio at the Fairfax          digging deep to beat their opponents down
                                                                                                                               Academy.                                           the court often for easy baskets led to a de-
                                                     By Anagha Srikanth     “you don’t usually get the composer up                Rolland Roup, violinist and general man-        cisive 47-21 victory. In what proved to be a
                                                           The Connection   there on the stand to tell you what they           ager of the orchestra, said the accompani-         well run and well officiated tournament, the
                                                                            want.”                                             ment will be the biggest challenge for the         Matrix Green 2017 girls proudly donned
              uring a Wednesday night, July                                    Johnston, who also teaches composition          orchestra.                                         their Gold medals after their final victory.

D             6, re-hearsal, members of the
              Northern Vir-ginia Community
              College (NVCC)-Annandale
Symphony Orchestra carry on conversations
across sections while latecomers trickle in.
                                                                            at Fairfax Academy and the Reunion Music
                                                                            Society, applied for a project grant from the
                                                                            Arts Council of Fairfax County. After being
                                                                            review by a panel, Johnston was awarded
                                                                            the grant to support the financial needs of
                                                                                                                                  “We’re doing a piece that involves inter-
                                                                                                                               action between the actor and the orches-
                                                                                                                               tra,” Roup said. “He’s going to be sponta-
                                                                                                                               neous and we have to react to that. If he
                                                                                                                               repeats a couple of things for dramatic or
                                                                                                                                                                                     It was a weekend of hard work, great
                                                                                                                                                                                  team play and a lot of fun.

                                                                                                                                                                                    On July 9th, in the third meet of the
                                                                                                                                                                                  Northern Virginia Swim League season,
“Does anyone have a first flute part?” some-                                the project — his composition of the piece         comedic emphasis, we have to, without any          Annandale’s Lincolnia Park Lazers were
one yelled. The atmosphere is relaxed and,                                  “Stormalong.”                                      prior knowledge, repeat that part, so we           defeated by the Lakeview Marlins, 234-168.
as cellist Joseph Pincus described, “like fam-                                 “My hope is to do a series of five of these     have to really be glued to what he’s say-          The meet featured four double victories by
ily.” Kevin Pham, concertmaster of the or-                                  pieces,” said Johnston, “and this would be         ing.”                                              Lazers’ swimmers: Alyssa White won the 13-
chestra, has played with the orchestra for                                  the first one, the American story. Then for           Johnston said that writing the libretto, or     14 year old Girls freestyle and backstoke;
five years. He moved here from Vietnam,                                     the next four summers, I’d like to do four         script “was a challenge for me because I had       Liam Conroy won the 11-12 Boys freestyle
where he studied at the Hanoi National                                      new pieces in this format, a narrative or          to write it so it was completely telling the       and backstroke; Joey Beadles won the 11-
Conservatory of Music, now the Vietnam                                      story with orchestra, and I’d like each one        story but I didn’t want it to be simply a read-    12 Boys breaststroke and butterfly; and
National Academy of Music. Even though                                      to come from a different part of the world.        ing of the story. I wanted it to have its own      Matt Del Signore won the 15-18 Boys back-
he was unable to play professionally, he said                               We would do one that would be Hispanic,            unique character and humor and sadness,            stroke and butterfly.
“I play because it makes me feel good about                                 Asian, African and either European or Na-          and there are even some scary sections to            Lazer swimmers also set two new 2011
myself. The bottom line is that I get to play                               tive American.”                                    it.”                                               division-best times in the meet. The Girls 8
music again.” The NVCC-Annandale Sym-                                          “It’s important for American orchestras to                                                         and Under team (Kia Morawetz, Sofia
phony Orchestra, under the direction of                                     be able to play contemporary music such            THE RESULT is a concert much like a pro-           Edwards, Megan McKeen, and Tessa White)
conductor Christopher Johnston, is per-                                     as this, because it’s part of our culture,” said   duction, which the orchestra hopes will            won the 100-meter freestyle relay with a time
forming their summer POPs concert on Sun-                                   Betty Brody, violinist.                            draw in many children and families.                of 1:31.15 seconds, and Matt Del Signore’s
day, July 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the Ernst Com-                                  “Stormalong” is a sea shanty based on a           “Children will listen and accept the story       time of 31.46 seconds in the 50-meter back-
munity Center Theater.                                                      tall tale from New England during the Civil        on face value,” said Pincus, “and adults can       stroke was a season record for the six-team
                                                                            War era, which tells the story of a sea cap-       smile and chuckle along.”                          division. The meet featured an extremely
THE CONCERT features a variety of light                                     tain by the name of Alfred Bulltop                   “There’s nothing better than a good story,”      close 13-14 Girls 200-meter medley, which
summer music, especially focused on pieces                                  Stormalong. According to legend, the acro-         said Johnston, “and the best way I know            the Marlins won by 0.65 of one second.
for children to enjoy. The feature of the                                   nym ABS, used in the navy to mean an able-         how to tell a story is through music. By             On July 16, the Lazers will have an away
night is the world premiere of                                              bodied seaman, originated from                     combing music and the process of telling a         meet against the North Springfield Dol-
“Stormalong,” composed by Johnston.                                         Stormalong’s initials. He washed up on the         story you can really breathe life into any of      phins. Any swimmers interested in joining
Lauren Pilkington, a clarinet player who                                    beach of Cape Cod as a baby, already three         these tall tales and in that sense they’re still   a great family pool with a fun, competitive
started at NVCC this semester, said the com-                                fathoms tall, or about 8 feet. All the sailors     eternal. They can live on and the music be-        swim team please go to
position is special for the orchestra because,                              of Boston build him a gigantic ship, the           comes the new way of expressing the story.”        and click on ‘swim team.’                                                                                                                       Fairfax Station/Clifton/Lorton Connection ❖ July 14-20, 2011 ❖ 13
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  The Parkwood Baptist Church, 8726                                                                                                           tion for new business. Allstate                 Unit 1027 Wilton Crouch tools, furniture
Braddock Road in Annandale, Bible Study Fellow-             HOW TO SUBMIT ADS TO                                                              Insurance experience preferred.
ship will study of the Old Testament Book of Isaiah.
                                                                                                                                                Fax resume to 703-352-0812                         3 RE for Rent                     3 RE for Rent
The Day Women’s Class meets at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, and offers a children’s program for                                                                                           or email:
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Just Minutes to King Street metro,
ages 6 weeks-6 years.                                        Newspapers & Online                                                                                                           $850/mo includes utilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                      One BR sublet in a 3BR/1.5 Bath renovated
  Congregation Adat Reyim, an independent                                       CLASSIFIED                                                                  Nysmith School                      townhouse with driveway and street parking. Share
Jewish congregation, offers services Friday at 8             DEADLINES                                                                                                                          house with 2 other professional young adults. Fully
p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 7:30            Zones 1, 5, 6............................Mon @ noon                                           Preschool - 8th Grade                     renovated with new kitchen, new bathrooms,
p.m. Hebrew School is Sundays at 9:30 and Mon-               Zones 2, 3, 4 ........................... Tues @ noon                                        Hiring for the Fall                      updated basement and living room. $850/month
days at 5:30 p.m. Hebrew High is Sunday at 5:30                    E-mail ad with zone choices to:                                                                                               includes utilities. Bus stop at front door, one mile to
                                                                                                                                                            College Degree                              King St Metro, Duke St near Old Town.
p.m. Preschool is Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m. Adat
Reyim is located at 6500 Westbury Oaks Court in                    or call Andrea @ 703-778-9411                                                          Required                                     Available May 1-July 31. 240-460-7375.
Springfield. For more information, contact us at                              EMPLOYMENT                                             •Preschool Co-Teachers
703-569-7577 or visit                     DEADLINES                                                               •Elementary Co-Teachers                                   SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE
                                                             Zones 5, 6 .............................. Tues @ 11:00                   Math and Language Arts                                                   NEWS INTERNS
  Burke Presbyterian Church, 5690 Oak                        Zones 1, 3................................Tues @ 4:00                   •Middle School Co-Teachers                                Educational opportunity to work with award-win-
Leather Drive in Burke, worship services are Sat-            Zone 2 .................................... Wed @ 11:00                  Social Studies and Language Arts                         ning editors on local new coverage, including
urday Coffeehouse at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at                Zone 4......................................Wed @ 1:00                   French Co-Teacher                                        politics, elections, community events, Civil War
8:30       a.m.      and       11:15        a.m.
                                                                  E-mail ad with zone choices to:                                     Send resumes to:                      commemoration, local insiders’ guides, news fea-
                                                                                          Fax: 703-713-3336,                      ture writing and more. Summer internships
   One God Ministry Church, 4280/4282
                                                                    or call Barbara @ 703-778-9413                                                                                             require a commitment of at least six weeks, 16-40
Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, now has a Web site                                       ZONES                                                                                                     hours a week. Please e-mail a statement of inter-
with news, events, training, conferences, fellow-              Zone 1: The Reston Connection                                                                                                   est and a resume to
ship programs and more. Early Morning Service is                       The Oak Hill/Herndon Connection                                                                                         internship@connection
at 8 a.m., Sunday School at 10 a.m., Sunday Wor-               Zone 2: The Springfield Connection                                                                                    
ship Service at 11 a.m., and Wednesday Bible                           The Burke Connection
Study at 7 p.m. Women, Men, and Youth Bible                            The Fairfax Connection                                                                                                  SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE
Studies are on the third Tuesday of each month at                      The Fairfax Station/Clifton/                                                                                                            ONLINE INTERNS
7 p.m. A Spiritual Gifts Service is the first Friday                       Lorton Connection                                                                                                  Educational internships available for enthusiastic col-
                                                               Zone 3: The Alexandria Gazette Packet                                                                                          lege students to join our new website launch team. This
of every month at 7 p.m. One God Ministry has                                                                                                                                                 is an exciting opportunity to help develop content and
ministries for youth, men, women, couples, music                       The Mount Vernon Gazette                                                                                               sections for our new website, due to launch in late
                                                               Zone 4: Centre View North                                                                                                      spring. Throughout the summer, we’ll be adding specif-
and        singles.       703-591-6161            or                                                                                                                                          ics to our entertainment and events sections, creating                                                Centre View South                                                                                                      special projects and content, and exploring new media.
                                                               Zone 5: The Potomac Almanac                                                                                                    Internships are unpaid, but offer an unusual chance to
                                                               Zone 6: The Arlington Connection                                                                                               work with award-winning editors while developing first-
  Faith Communities in Action meets the first                                                                                                                                                 rate online presence. Summer internships require a
Wednesday of every other month from 2-4 p.m. at                        The Vienna/Oakton Connection                                                                                           commitment of at least six weeks, 16-40 hours a week.
the Fairfax County Government Center, Conference
                                                                       The McLean Connection                                                                                                  Please e-mail a statement of
                                                                       The Great Falls Connection                                                                                             interest and a resume to intern
Rooms 2 and 3, 12000 Government Center Park-                                                                                                                                        
way, Fairfax.

14 ❖ Fairfax Station/Clifton/Lorton Connection ❖ July 14-20, 2011                                                                                                                                    
   Zone 2: • Burke
   • Fairfax • Springfield
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Licensed • Insured
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                                                                Springfld • Burke • Kingstowne
                                                                                                                            • All Concrete work
                                                                                                                                                                                                 703-843-4792                           Wallpaper Removal,
               Since 1985/Ins & Bonded                                                                                                                                                                                                      Carpentry,
                                                                  Light Electrical • Plumbing •
                                                             Bathroom Renovation • Ceramic Tile •                           • Retaining Walls • Patios                                                  HAULING                          Power Washing.
             Quality Service at a Fair Price                             Drywall Repair                                     • Decks • Porches (incl.                                                                                     Int/Ext Painting
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                                                            LIC.                       INS.       • French Drains • Sump Pumps                                            Yard, Construction                    703-502-7840
           703-892-8648                                                                                                     • Driveway Asphalt Sealing                                                 Debris • Mulch &
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concrete, furn.,office,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Roofing & Siding
                                                         BATHROOM REMODELING, DRYWALL,                                                                                                                                                          (All Types)
      10% Senior Citizen Discount                        PAINTING, CERAMIC TILE, CARPENTRY,                                              M. C. Lynch                                               yard, construction debris
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Low Rates      NOVA               Soffit & Fascia Wrapping
              703-862-5904                               POWER WASHING & MUCH MORE                                                  Home Improvement
                                                                                                                                Family Owned & Opererated
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                   or                                       You have tried the rest - NOW CALL THE BEST!!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Leaks Repaired
                                                                                                                          Rotten Wood, Wind Damage, Trims,
              703-780-6749                     INSURED
                                                         Licensed       We Accept VISA/MC
                                                                                                                          Windows, Doors, Deck, Stairs, Vanity,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      7 DAYS A WEEK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             No job too small
                           Insured        703-441-8811                                     Basement Framing, Garbage Disposal,
                                                                                                                         Painting, Power Wash, Siding Repairs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   LANDSCAPING                             TREE SERVICE
       GUTTER                        GUTTER                                                                                     Licensed, Bonded, Insured
                                                                                   R&N Carpentry                                        703-266-1233                                                 A&S     ANGEL’S TREE REMOVAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                 LANDSCAPING Brush & Yard& Topping
                                                          ✦BASEMENTS ✦BATHS ✦KITCHENS                                       LANDSCAPING                         LANDSCAPING                         Planting • Mulching • Sodding
             LAWN SERVICE                                 Foreclosure specialist/Power washing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Patios • Decks • Driveway Sealing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Asphalt • Retaining Walls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gutters & Hauling
        MOWING, TRIMMING,                                         ✦Exterior Wood Rot More!                                                                        703.919.4456                   Erosion Control • Drainage Solutions    703-863-1086
                                                             Deck & Fence repair, Screen Porches                                                                  Free Estimates                 703-863-7465                            703-582-3709
             EDGING, MULCHING                                           No jobs too large or small                        Licensed / Insured
                      & TRIM HEDGES                            Free est. 37 yrs exp. Licensed, Insured
                                                                                                                            INSTALLATION SPECIALIST          WET BASEMENT / WET YARD                     ANGEL’S
                                                                          703-987-5096                                                                                                           LAWN MOWING                                Give me
                       Group Rates Avail.!                                                                                      Paver & Flagstone            Water Proofing Foundations          •Trimming •Leaf & Snow                  where to stand,
                                                                                                                                Patios / Walkways               Standing Yard Water
        703-802-0483                                                                                                             Retaining Walls
                                                                                                                               Stacked Field Stone
                                                                                                                                                              French Drains / Swales
                                                                                                                                                              Downspout Extensions
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Removal •Yard Cleaning
                                                                                                                                                                                                      •Hauling •Tree Work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and I will move
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the earth.
                                                                                                                              Plants / Trees / Shrubs              Dry River Beds                703-863-1086
                                                                                                                        •No sub-contractors, or day labors. •15 Years Designing and Installing    703-582-3709                               -Archimedes

   MR. GUTTER                                                                                                            •The Owner is physically on your job site. •On time and Professional.

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            Townhouses $65
             Houses $125                                                                                                    J.E.S Services                                                                Specializing in Custom
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stone and Brick Walkways, Patios,
                                                                                                                            LANDSCAPE & CONSTRUCTION

                                                                    of Mind!
             Ext. Painting • Power-Washing                                                                                                                                                             & Small and Large Repairs
             703-323-4671 INS                                                                                                •Patios •Walkways                                                                Licensed, Insured

    HANDYMAN                        HANDYMAN
                                                              Peace                                                           •Retaining Walls
                                                                                                                             •Drainage Problems
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Free estimates • All work guaranteed •
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Phone 703-496-7491
                                                                                                                            •Landscape Makeovers
                        Hand and Hand                                                                                       Call: 703-912-6886
                          Handyman                                                                                            Free Estimates
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            Residential & Commercial
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                 Specializing in:                                    SIDING
    Kitchen/Bathroom/Basement Remodeling
    Plumbing • Electrical • Custom Carpentry                         GUTTERS                                                      BRICK AND STONE
       Doors Windows • Hardwood Floors
        Crown Molding • House Cleaning
  Interior/Exterior Painting • Brick/Stone Work
                                                                     WINDOWS                                                 Custom Masonry
      Ceramic Tile • Decks, Fences, Patios
    HOA Maintenance, Granite Counter Tops                            DOORS                                                    703-768-3900
        Realtors Work and Much More                                                                                 
 Licensed and Insured Serving Northern Virginia                                           Patios, Walkways, Stoops, Steps, Driveways
    703-296-6409                                              703-365-2511                                                Repairs & New Installs•All Work Guranteed                                                                                                                            Fairfax Station/Clifton/Lorton Connection ❖ July 14-20, 2011 ❖ 15
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                                                                                                                                                                                       BETTY BARTHLE
                                                                                                                                                                                             OVER 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                                                                                           e-mail: • website:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fairfax                                   $449,900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, rec
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  room & den on lower level,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  hardwood floors, updated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kitchen, screened in porch, fully
      Clifton                                     $1,950,000
      Exquisite, One-of-a-Kind Custom-Built Equestrian
                                                                            Clifton                                          $1,750,000
                                                                            Custom built all brick 5 Br, 5.5 BA home set on 10 spec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fenced rear yard, oversized 2 car
      Estate with over nine beautiful acres, a Morton 6-stall
      horse barn with riding arena, and 5 fenced paddocks.
                                                                            tacular acres – property includes 4 stall barn, dressage                                                                                              garage!!! Move in condition!
                                                                            ring & fenced paddocks, free form pool & pool house.
      For more information go to                       Future owner could sub-divide into two 5 acre properties.                                                                                             Minutes to park and bus stop.

                                                     JUDY SEMLER                                                                                                           BETSY RUTKOWSKI SHEILA GREGORY
                                                                                                                                                                           703-503-1478, 703-282-5818                                    703-503-1858
                                                                                                                                            Real Service, Real Commitment, Real Results!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Summer's Here!
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     Centreville                                               $334,900
                                                                            Fairfax Station                                              $849,900
                                                                            Custom home on serene 5 acre wooded lot * Walk to Burke Lake *
                                                                                                                                                      Northern Neck
                                                                                                                                                                   Water Views Rappahannock River!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $149,900                   Call or email now:
     Sully Station garage townhome * Wood floors on main & upper lev-
     els * Updated eat-in kitchen with granite opens to deck overlooking
                                                                            Impeccable architectural details throughout * Fabulous 2009 gour-
                                                                            met eat-in kitchen * Wood floors * 3 full & 2 half baths * 3 fireplaces
                                                                                                                                                      The perfect vacation or retirement spot, just steps away to deeded access
                                                                                                                                                      waterfront property and a sandy beach. Comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bath                        703-489-7631
     back yard * Living & dining rooms share a gas fireplace * Master
     bedroom with luxury bath * Finished lower level with recreation
                                                                            * Master w/fireplace & dressing room * Family room w/wet bar *
                                                                            Library w/fireplace * Living room w/fireplace & view of the natural
                                                                                                                                                      brick rambler with screened porch, gas fireplace, fully furnished with a
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  STEVE CHILDRESS
                                                                       Associate Brokers                                                                                   Your Local Father/Daughter Team!                                           Innovation!”
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     yard! Ideal location close to Huntington Metro! Call 703-690-1795      plus much more. Call 703-690-1795                                                          Call Courtney 703-503-1835
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                                                       Reston                                                                                                                                       Alexandria $315,000                                                               Fairfax –
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    able townhouse/duplex                                                         Seldom does the
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                                                  BR/3BA “Z”                     things you want to see happen.                                                                                     an expanded and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to own a home so
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    plan with lots of natu-                                                       tained by the
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                                                                             To contact me please call me at                                                                                        ral light. Updated                                                            original owners.
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                                                                            571-332-2731 or visit my website                                                                                        tion for DC commut-            lous beauty! 4 large bedrooms, 2.5 baths, finished lower level
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     out lower level with wet bar & bedroom. Close to Reston
     Town Center, trails, parks and swimming pools.
                                                                                                                                                                 Towne Alexandria.              Steve before it goes on the market! 703-278-9313

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