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                                                                              Ellie Stokes and
                                                                              Bob Smith of the
                                                                              Thoreau Place
                                                                              retirement homes
                                                                                                                                        Promoting Education,
                                                                              in Reston are
                                                                              named the prom
                                                                                                                                         Honoring Educators
                                                                              king and queen at                                                                    News, Page 3
                                                                              the last Saturday’s
                                                                              Senior Senior Prom
                                                                              at St. Joseph’s
                                                                              Church in
                                                                                                                                             Studying Portrait,
                                                                                                                                                      Still Life
                                                                                                                                                  In Herndon
                                                                               Party Like
                      Photo by Mike DiCicco/The Connection

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                                                             May 5-11 2010 ❖ Volume
                                                    XXIV,     Number 18                              Herndon Connection ❖ May 5-11, 2010
                                                                                                                          online at                 ❖ 1
                                          McKinney, Napolitano Wed
                                                    icole Lee McKinney and

                                          N          David Michael Napolitano
                                                     were married April 17,
                                          during a beachside ceremony at Pier
                                          House Resort in Key West, Fla.
                                            The bride is the daughter of Philip
                                          McKinney of Centreville and Susan
                                          McKinney of Arlington.
                                            The groom is the son of Salvatore
                                          and Cathy Napolitano of Herndon.
                                            Maid of Honor was Natalie
                                          McKinney (sister of the Bride) and
                                          Chrissy Sutphin was Bridesmaid.
                                          Best Men were Matthew Napolitano
                                          (brother of the Groom) and Robert
                                          Crane. Groomsmen were Tony Hart
                                          and Vic Grover. Jason McKinney,
                                          brother of the Bride, traveled from
                                          California to attend.
                                            The reception was held at the Roof
                                          Top Café in Key West.
                                            The couple reside in their new
                                          home in Pensacola, Fla. Both David
                                          and Nicole are employed by Navy
                                          Federal Credit Union.

                                                  School Notes
                                               Genevieve N. Navin of Herndon was               versity in St. Louis, Mo.
                                            named to the fall 2009 dean’s list at Millsaps        Jesse Hangen and David Wheeler, both of
                                            College in Jackson, Miss.                          Herndon, have been named to the fall 2009 dean’s
                                               Kevin Wright of Oak Hill was named to the       list at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass.
                                            fall 2009 dean’s list at Frostburg State Univer-      Travis Benson of Herndon has been named
                                            sity of Frostburg, Md.                             to the fall 2009 dean’s list at Villanova
                                               Neel David Kotra of Herndon was named           University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
                                            to the fall 2009 dean’s list at Washington Uni-    at Villanova, Pa.

2 ❖ Herndon Connection ❖ May 5-11, 2010                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                            Herndon Connection Editor Kemal Kurspahic

                       News                                                                                                                                            703-778-9414 or

                                                                                                              Photos by Mike DiCicco/The Connection

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Sgt. Cody Harding/U.S. Army
This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Foundation scholarship winners, joined by
former Virginia First Lady Anne Holton, center, were, from left, Tracy King and Jasmin
Lawrence of Mount Vernon High School, Alexis Lewis of Herndon High School, Yuri
Lopez of JEB Stuart High School, DeAnna Miller of Westfield High School, Cedric Ndaw
of Lake Braddock Secondary School, Fiyori Negussie of West Springfield High School,
Christian Rivero of Northern Virginia Community College and Tchakalla Romeo of
Robinson Secondary School. Not pictured is Waveney Hudlin.
                                                                                                                                                      Brig. Gen. Scott Hanson, the commander of the 321st
                                                                                                                                                      Air Expeditionary Wing and an Air Force Advisor to

Foundation Promotes Education                                                                                                                         the Iraqi Air Force, a Herndon native, shovels dirt
                                                                                                                                                      into the first plot for the Iraqi Air Force Long Range
                                                                                                                                                      Radar site on COB Adder April 27.
MLK Cultural Foundation luncheon recognizes students
and educators, features former Virginia first lady.                                                                                                   Radar Groundbreaking
                                By Mike DiCicco           University, and then graduate from Georgetown Law                                           Herndon native,                      home of a new Long Range
                                                                                                                                                                                           Radar and Control Center, was
                                      The Connection School and earn a Master’s degree in economics and
                                                          a PhD in political science, all in order to join the                                        Brig. Gen. Scott                     visited by high-ranking officers
                                                                                                                                                                                           of the Iraqi Army, including
                 yrtle Gallow, president of the Reston- United Nations and eventually become a diplomat
                                                                                                                                                      Hanson, sees                         Staff Lt. Gen. Anwar, the Iraqi

M                based Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural overseas.
                 Foundation, said the group started         A few years after the foundation was formed,
                 awarding scholarships in 1999, Gallow said, members decided they wanted to rec-
shortly after it was formed, as a way of fulfilling its ognize people who dedicated their lives to educa-
mission to engage in community outreach that em- tion, so the Outstanding Educator award was cre-
                                                                                                                                                      growth of Iraqi
                                                                                                                                                      air force.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Air Forces Commander. Brig.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Gen. Rick Gibbs, the USD-S
                                                                                                                                                                                           Deputy Commanding General
                                                                                                                                                                                           for Maneuver, and Brig. Gen.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Scott Hanson, the 321st Air Ex-
bodied the dream that King famously shared with ated. This year’s winners were Alvarez LeCesne,
                                                                                                                                                         By Sgt. Cody Harding              peditionary Wing Commanding
the country. She said the foundation had wanted Alene Smith and the team of Lorraine Obuchon and
                                                                                                                                                        TF 12 Public Affairs Office        Officer, a Herndon native, were
“some way of recognizing students who needed a Maureen Nilsen Simmons.
                                                                                                                                                                                           also present for the ceremony.
little extra recognition and a little                                        Introducing the winners, Mary
                                                                                                                                                                OB Adder, Iraq – The          Gibbs said that the radar sys-
extra push.”                                                               Jane Hovis, chair of the foundation’s
   This year, 35 students applied for
the $2,000 scholarships and 10
were selected, including Reston’s
                                       “I’m a huge fan
                                       and supporter of
                                                                           Outstanding Educator Committee,
                                                                           said LeCesne was a retired Depart-
                                                                           ment of Justice attorney who served
                                                                                                                                                      C         United States Forces
                                                                                                                                                                serving in Iraq provide
                                                                                                                                                      a number of essential assets to
                                                                                                                                                                                           tem improves the capabilities of
                                                                                                                                                                                           the Iraqi Air Force not just by
                                                                                                                                                                                           providing radar coverage but
                                                                                                                                                      support the Soldiers on the          allowing Iraqi pilots to coordi-
own Waveney Hudlin of South                                                or had served as president of the
Lakes High School, an aspiring         public education.”                  Reston Optimists Club, chair of the
                                                                                                                                                      ground. From an Air Force and
                                                                                                                                                      Army Aviation Corps providing
                                                                                                                                                                                           nate between pilots in the air
                                                                                                                                                                                           and units on the ground.
teacher who will attend Stanford              — Anne Holton, former Reston Community Coalition, a                                                     security from the air to logis-         Hanson described the abilities
University next year.
                                                 first lady of Virginia member of the Executive Commit-                                               tics and other support services      of the system, including long-
   The students were honored at the                                        tee of the Fairfax County NAACP
                                                                                                                                                      that keep operations going.          range warning capabilities, and
foundation’s 12th annual Scholar-                                          and vice president of the Reston
                                                                                                                                                         As American forces draw down      air control over a large amount
ship Luncheon and Silent Auction last Saturday, April chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s charitable
                                                                                                                                                      in Iraq according to the Status of   of Southern Iraq, in an interview
24 at the Waterford in Fair Oaks.                         foundation board, among other affiliations. He was
                                                                                                                                                      Forces Agreement, the Iraqi          to show how the Iraqi Air Force
   Eligible students include Fairfax County high school a past winner of the “Best of Reston” award.
                                                                                                                                                      Forces are working diligently to     is growing in capability.
seniors and Fairfax or Loudoun residents in Northern        LeCesne was being recognized, though, for serv-
                                                                                                                                                      replace American-held support           “This is just one more step
Virginia Community College’s Pathway Program. This ing since 2002 as executive director of the Emerging
                                                                                                                                                      systems with equipment of their      forward in all the things the
year’s winners are pursuing a wide variety of dreams, Scholars Program, which is a free program that pre-
                                                                                                                                                      own. With the groundbreaking         Iraqi Air Force is growing in,”
such as Herndon High School senior Alexis Lewis’s pares selected disadvantaged fourth-graders to en-
                                                                                                                                                      for a new Long Range Radar site      Hanson said. “And it’s really
two possible goals of becoming either a clinical psy- ter independent preparatory schools and then awards
                                                                                                                                                      on Contingency Operating Base        exciting to watch and be a part
chologist who works with children or a veterinarian. them scholarships to those schools, Hovis said.
                                                                                                                                                      Adder Apr. 27, the government        of. We see the size of the Iraqi
She has been accepted to eight schools and plans to         LeCesne said he had been the first member of his
                                                                                                                                                      begins to build their ability to     Air Force nearly doubling in the
stay active by playing basketball at one of them.         family to go to college and wanted to help others
                                                                                                                                                      control the skies.                   next year and a half,” said
   Northern Virginia Community College student realize the American dream by giving children the
                                                                                                                                                         The site, which will be the       Hanson.
Christian Rivero plans to pursue a double major in power to earn a scholarship to an independent school
political science and economics at George Mason                    See Promoting Eductaion, Page 10                                                                                                                                                   Herndon Connection ❖ May 5-11, 2010 ❖ 3
          Week in Herndon
  Rust Named to Four Committees
     Del. Tom Rust (R-86) has been appointed to several commit-
  tees and commissions by Speaker of the House William Howell
  (R). Rust has been re-appointed to the Northern Virginia Trans-
  portation Authority (NVTA), the Northern Virginia Transporta-
  tion Commission (NVTC), the Commonwealth Competition Coun-
  cil (CCC) and the Joint Commission on Technology and Science

                                                                                                                                                                              Photos by Mike DiCicco/The Connection
     The NVTA is composed of the chief elected officials of the coun-
  ties and cities of Northern Virginia and two members of the Vir-
  ginia House of Delegates. They choose the transportation projects
  to be constructed in Northern Virginia and they are also tasked
  with creating and amending a regional transportation plan for
  Northern Virginia and for long-range transportation planning for
  Northern Virginia. The NVTC was established to manage and con-
  trol the functions, affairs, and property of the Northern Virginia
  Transportation District. As a member of the Commonwealth Com-
  petition Council, Rust is tasked with making recommendations
  to the Governor and General Assembly of alternative ways of pro-
  viding traditional government services. JCOTS studies all aspects
  of technology and science and promotes the development of tech-
  nology and science in the Commonwealth.
     Rust welcomes constituent inquiries to his Herndon office at
  703-437-9400 or via e-mail at              Members of the group God of Swing, which volunteers at the Senior Senior Prom each
                                                                          year, give a performance.
  Farmers’ Market Opens May 6

                                                                          Party Like It’s 1949
    Herndon Farmers’ Market, a weekly marketplace that show-
  cases a variety of seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats,
  eggs, jams, jellies, plants and home baked goods, opens Thurs-
  day, May 6, 8 a.m.-12 noon and runs every Thursday morning
  through October. All items are homegrown or baked by the ven-
  dors at the market.
    The Farmers’ Market is located at Lynn Street in downtown             Senior citizens dust off swing dancing moves at
  Herndon, in front of the red caboose.
    Information: or call 703-787-7380.                 Herndon-Reston Senior Senior Prom.
  Smart Markets Herndon To                                                                          By Mike DiCicco
                                                                                                       The Connection
                                                                                                                         and take pictures.
                                                                                                                           “It’s really just a truly community event,” Oliver
  Open May 13                                                                                                            said.
    The City of Herndon welcomes a new farmers’ market May 13                                                              Junior Helen Berrios and sophomore Ayla Bo had
                                                                                      im Klenk, event coordinator for St. Joseph
  with the opening of Smart Markets Herndon, a guaranteed pro-
  ducer-only farmers’ market with an array of delicious fruits, veg-
  etables, baked goods, wines, prepared foods and more. The mar-
  ket will operate every Thursday through October, from 3:30-6:30
  p.m., at Herndon Centre on Elden Street.
                                                                          J           Parish in Herndon, said he was such a fan
                                                                                                                         both volunteered at the event last year. “Interact gets
                                                                                      of the annual Senior Senior Prom that he
                                                                                                                         us really involved in the community,” Berrios said.
                                                                                      had left his son’s Eagle Scout project to drop
                                                                                                                         She said she enjoyed watching a style of dance that
                                                                                                                         she wouldn’t see in many other places.
                                                                          in on the event at his church on Saturday afternoon,
                                                                                                                           “I think old people are adorable and I love watch-
                                                                          May 1. “This is one of the neatest things we do here
    Founded in 2008, Smart Markets, Inc., operates guaranteed pro-                                                       ing them,” Bo said.
                                                                          every year,” he said of the senior citizens’ dance
  ducer-only farmers’ markets in Centreville, Fairfax Corner, Oakton,                                                      Ellie Stokes of Reston, who was named prom
                                                                          jointly sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Reston and
  Herndon, Reston and at Maryland’s National Harbor. For more             Herndon.                                       queen, called the event “the most incredibly well run
  information, visit                                                                               operation I’ve seen.”
                                                                             With almost 200 people in attendance, the event
                                                                          had more than doubled in size since it started in“And not only that, but it made me feel young
                                                                                                                         again,” she said. “That music is the music I grew up
                                                                          2003, said Pat Williams of the Herndon Rotary’s Se-
  Area Chambers Host                                                      nior Senior Prom Committee.                    on.”
                                                                             “It just keeps growing and grow-
  Banking Symposium                                                       ing every year,” said Herndon Ro-
    The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, along with four              tary member and local chiroprac-
  other area chambers, will host a “Bank Lending & Economic Re-           tor Chris Oliver, who coordinated
  covery Symposium (Show me the Money).” The event will fea-              the dance. “We may have to open
  ture 20 area bank industry senior executives and their lending          up another room next year.”
  customers for a dialogue on bank lending, economic recovery                Providing swing music was the
  and where we go from here.                                              Loudoun Jazz Ensemble, a 17-
    The event takes place Wednesday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m.-             piece brass band. “They just come
  1:30 p.m., at Waterford of Fair Oaks, Fair Oaks Mall, 12025 Lee         every year and donate their time.
  Jackson Memorial Highway in Fairfax. Led by a keynote presen-           It’s amazing,” Oliver said. And
  tation by Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) President & CEO            dancing to the band, along with
  Bruce T. Whitehurst, the event will address many of the bank            the senior citizens in attendance,
  lending issues and questions, including the current state of the        was the swing dancers’ group God
  banking industry and lending; navigating the new economic and           of Swing, who also volunteer for
  regulatory environment; bank and non-bank lending; political            the event every year.
  myth versus reality and what it means for one’s business; and              About 20 members of the
  lessons learned and success case studies.                               Herndon High School Interact
    Registration & Networking is from 11:30 a.m.-12 noon.                 Club, Rotary’s service club for Henrietta Witt, 86, of            Paul Newcombe of Fairfax
                                                                          teens, as well as the school’s Stu- Reston teaches God of         and Jean Steyn of
                                                                          dents against Global Abuse Swing member Charles                   Annandale accept the
                                                 See Week, Page 5         (SAGA) group were on hand to Williams of Fairfax a few            award for most adorable
                                                                          help with the setup, greet guests moves.                          couple.
4 ❖ Herndon Connection ❖ May 5-11, 2010                                                                                             
        Week in Herndon
From Page 4                                     Singers is dedicating these May concerts to     and $10 for students (with $2 off if pur-        its neighborhoods. Citizens may nominate
                                                helping provide musical instruments needed      chased more than 24 hours in advance).           their own or their neighbors’ yards for the
Voce Singers                                    by GMU music education students for their
                                                degree requirements. Voce will gladly accept
                                                                                                  For tickets and information, call 703-277-
                                                                                                7772 or e-mail
                                                                                                                                                 award. Winners receive gift certificates from
                                                                                                                                                 Meadows Farms and are recognized by the
Commemorate                                     any new or used musical instruments, re-                                                         Mayor and Town Council at public meetings.

‘American Giants’
                                                gardless of condition, for tax-deductible
                                                donation to this program. Bring any instru-
                                                                                                2010 Yard of Month                                  Nomination forms are available on the
                                                                                                                                                 Cultivating Community page of the town’s
  Voce Chamber Singers and Dr. Kenneth
                                                ments for donation to the concert.
                                                  ❖ Saturday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. St. John
                                                                                                Award Season Begins                              website,; see the link
                                                                                                                                                 off of the homepage at “featured this
Nafziger, artistic director, will present Two                                                      The Town of Herndon’s Yard of the Month
                                                Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Road,                                                              month.” Forms are also available at the
American Giants: Barber and Schuman. The                                                        award season is officially under way. Yard of
                                                Reston                                                                                           Neighborhood Resource Center and at the
year 2010 is the 100th anniversary year of                                                      the Month is an opportunity to recognize the
                                                  ❖ Sunday, May 16, at 3 p.m. St. Timothy’s                                                      Herndon Municipal Center. For more infor-
the births of Samuel Barber and William                                                         efforts of town residents whose yards con-
                                                Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon                                                               mation, call 703/435-6800 X2084 or e-mail
Schuman. Founded in 1989, Voce Chamber                                                          tribute to the beautification of the town and
                                                  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors                                          

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Local police departments should open their                                                           Join the Debate                                                   newspaper delivered
                                                                                                                                                                    to homes and businesses.
                                                                                                     ❖ Read Michael Pope’s story, “Transparency Blackout:
books, release original documents,                                                                      Police departments in Northern Virginia refuse to
                                                                                                        release public documents,” at http://
                                                                                                                                                                     1606 King Street
                                                                                                                                                                Alexandria, Virginia 22314

welcome public scrutiny and involvement.                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                   NEWS DEPARTMENT:
                                                                                                                                                              To discuss ideas and concerns,
                                                                                                     ❖ Read Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney                       Call: 703-778-9410
                                                                                                        Randolph Sengel’s response, “Confidentiality                       e-mail:
           irst, we should say that we appreci lice officers about any incident, available to           Trumps Disclosure” at http://               

F          ate and support the police officers the public and the press in almost every juris-
           who serve and protect our communi diction in America, are never released in North-
           ties. These are remarkable men and ern Virginia.
women who have dedicated themselves to             “I don’t think we have to justify it,” said Al-
community service even in the face of danger. exandria Police Chief Earl Cook.
                                                                                                     ❖ Read an excellent rebuttal to Sengel’s letter,
                                                                                                        “Citizens Have Right to Know Details of Crimes,” by
                                                                                                        Ryan J. Donmoyer
                                                                                                                                                                     Kemal Kurspahic
                                                                                                                                                                    Editor ❖ 703-778-9414
                                                                                                                                                                        Justin Fanizzi
                                                                                                                                                                       Editorial Assistant
They are entitled to a special level of respect.   A Fairfax County spokesperson asserted that          Email your thoughts to                      
  Police in all communities also wield power it was only a few “individual reporters” who  , and watch                          Mike DiCicco
                                                                                                     this space next week to find out how to request                  Community Reporter
unlike any other entity — the power to detain were interested in more information from the           information about crime and police activities in your              703-778-9441
and question, the power to arrest, the power police.                                                 neighborhood.                                  
to respond with force when necessary, some-        “Conscientious and dedicated judges, pros-                                                                         Julia O’Donoghue
times deadly force.                              ecutors, public defenders, and law enforcement      November, and have said that the shooting was                    Education & Politics
  With that power, comes responsibility — the officers work in a system which is as transpar-        justified. But they have refused to release the
responsibility to operate openly and with trans- ent as it needs to be,” wrote Alexandria            name of the officer who did the shooting, re-                     Ken Moore
parency, the responsibility to make                      Commonwealth’s Attorney Randolph            fused to release video from the patrol car near                 Courts & Projects
available the greatest possible amount
of information, especially the respon-
                                            Editorial Sengel. is mistaken.
                                                                                                     the shooting, refused to release any document
                                                                                                     at all that might shed light on what happened                      Rich Sanders
                                                                                                                                                                         Sports Editor
sibility to provide the public with a full                 “Incident reports like the ones the       or why.                                                            703-224-3031
picture of what happened when something Virginia law enforcement authorities are say-                   In everyday examples, a scan of police inci-
goes wrong.                                      ing can’t possibly be released across the coun-     dents within a mile of a Tysons Corner address
  Somewhere along the way, police leaders in try are being released across the country ev-           reveals multiple drug offenses and sex offenses.         To place an advertisement, call the ad
Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax have gone ery waking minute of every day,” Charles Davis,          But that’s all the information that is available            department between 9 a.m. and
                                                                                                                                                                     5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
astray in their control of information.          director of the National Freedom of Informa-        — the label of the offense, the time, date and
                                                                                                                                                              Display ads           703-778-9410
  The first paragraph of Virginia Freedom of tion Coalition, told reporter Michael Pope.             block where it occurred. If you as a resident            Classified ads        703-778-9411
Information Act, passed by the General Assem-      “In Florida, with the transparency level that     want information on crimes like this near you,           Employment ads        703-778-9413
bly in the 1968, states that all public records we have, it helps law enforcement,” said Gerald      you should be able to see for yourself if these                   Janis Swanson
“shall be presumed open.” But the legislation Bailey, commissioner of the Florida Department         are minor or isolated incidents or part of a more         Display Advertising, 703-778-9423
includes an exception that allows police to of Law Enforcement. “It’s made us better agen-           serious pattern.                                                  Winslow Wacker
                                                                                                                                                               Display Advertising, 703-778-9424
withhold “complaints, memoranda, correspon- cies simply because we proceed knowing that                 Police should not use a “blanket exemption” 
dence, case files or reports, witness statements our work product is going to be reviewed by         from public information laws to refuse to pro-
                                                                                                                                                                         Andrea Smith
and evidence.”                                   the press, by the public and by the people who      vide specific information about any crime or             Classified Advertising, 703-778-9411
  Police officials in Fairfax, Arlington and Al- are actually involved in the cases we are work-     police activity from the public.               
exandria have adopted what they call a “blan- ing.”                                                     Next week in this space, you’ll learn how to                   Barbara Parkinson
                                                                                                                                                                      Employment Advertising
ket” approach to using their exemption. That       This isn’t an academic exercise.                  find incidents occurred in your neighborhood,                        703-778-9413
means they have decided to withhold any docu-      In the extreme example, Fairfax County po-        and how to ask the police for more informa-    
ment they can. The actual reports filed by po- lice shot and killed an unarmed motorist in           tion.
                                                                                                                                                                   Editor & Publisher
                                                                                                                                                                       Mary Kimm
        Letters to the Editor                                                                                                                                         703-778-9433

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                                                                            fer from mental health challenges.
                                                                                                                   bid a fond and appreciative fare-
                                                                                                                   well to Madeira’s Headmistress
                                                                                                                                                                       Editor in Chief
                                                                                                                                                                        Steven Mauren
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Health’s Aspen Room from 7-9           As a psychiatrist, I am well         Church                                 bors on the Pike thank her for what
p.m., and Thursday, May 13 at        aware of the many children in our                                             she has contributed to the commu-            CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
                                     region who suffer from mental                 Thomas N. Wise M.D.             nity and wish her the very best in                     L.L.C.
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                                     health problems, as I see them in           Medical Director, Behavioral      her future exciting plans.                         President/CEO
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                                     the stigma, or they do ask for help
                                     but get put on waiting lists. There
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                                     are simply not enough mental
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sherrie McGraw
                                                                                                         ALL4HYM To Perform in
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Workshop participants pose for a group photo.
                                                                                                         Bluegrass Concert Series
   The WFCM Thrift Store Has Doubled Its Size!                                                           Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series at the Holy Cross
                                                                                                         Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road in Herndon on
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Studying Portrait,                                                                                                                                                                                               “Summer Art Camp
 We now have more:                                                                                       Saturday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)                                       Still Life in Herndon                                                                                                                                                                                              Enrolling Now!”
   • Furniture                                                                                           features ALL4HYM (, a gospel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Art camp for boys and girls, ages 6-15
                                                                                                         bluegrass family band from out Front Royal way. They                                          The Council for the Arts of Herndon presented a portrait and still
   • Clothing for All Ages
                                                                                                         perform traditional and contemporary bluegrass as well                                     life workshop with nationally recognized Master Painter, Sherrie
   • Jewelry                                                                                                                                                                                        McGraw, at historic Coomber Hall, April 25-30. Students from the
                                                                                                         as gospel bluegrass. Terri Kreitzer, Chester Kreitzer                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sample projects include:
   • Accessories                                                                                                                                                                                    Eastern Seaboard came to Herndon to study for a week under McGraw.                                                                                                                • Ceramic painting
                                                                                                         (rhythm guitar), Corey Kreitzer (mandolin), Aaron Murphy
   • Seasonal Items                                                                                                                                                                                 An artists’ reception took place after the workshop to display the                                                                                                                • Mosaics
                                                                                                         (lead guitar), Dan Murphy (bass) and Troy Stangle (banjo/
   • Linens                                                                                                                                                                                         paintings done during the week.                                                                                                                                                   • Origami & paper arts
                                                                                                         dobro) are ALL4HYM. Information/reservation: 703-435-
   • Small Appliances                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Glass fusing
                                                                                                         8377. Admission: $12.
   • Books                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wood
   • Movies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Glass painting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Artists Reception provided an                                                                                                          • Beading & jewelry
   • Kitchenware                                                                                                                                                                                                                               opportunity to display paint-
   • Sporting Goods
                                                                                                                   Calendar                                                                                                                    ings done during the week.                                                                                                                   “Register Online at”
                                                                   13989 Metrotech Drive                                                       or 703-476-4500.
   • Baby Items                                                      Chantilly, VA 20151                   Send         announcements          to                                                                                                                                                                                                                         or call 703.817.1051
   • Collectibles...and more!                        • 703-988-9656, x 109            Reston V.I.P. 2 p.m. Reston Regional         Riding Golf Club, 43237 Golf View              every Wednesday. Adults. 703-242-                 Bulletin Board                                                                                  13894 Metrotech Dr. • Chantilly
                                                                                                         Deadline is Thursday for the following         Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive,         Drive, South Riding. $125 registration         4020.                                                                                                                                                     (Just to the left of Petsmart)
                                                                                                         week’s paper. Photos/artwork encouraged.       Reston. Support group for adults with      fee includes a full round of golf,          Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m. Reston            To have community events listed in the
                                                                                                         For     additional     listings,   visit       vision loss. 703-689-2700.                 driving range, golf cart, drink cart,          Regional Library, 11925 Bowman           Connection, send to herndon@
                                                                                                                                                            hors d’oevres and dinner and a silent          Towne Drive, Reston. The Brief  Deadline is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MONDAY/MAY 17
 Show Mom how much you care                                                                              THURSDAY/MAY 6
                                                                                                                                                      SATURDAY/MAY 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                   auction. All proceeds will benefit Our
                                                                                                                                                                                                   daily Bread’s programs to assist low-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Diaz. Adults. 703-689-2700.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Breaking Down Barriers. 9 a.m. at
           Special Mother’s Day Menu                                                                     Open Mic for Bands Night. 9 p.m. at
                                                                                                                                                      ‘As You Like It.’ 8 p.m. CenterStage at
                                                                                                                                                         Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts
                                                                                                                                                                                                   income families in Fairfax. Contact
                                                                                                                                                                                                   703-273-8829 or www.our-daily-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reston Regional Library, 11925           FRIDAY/MAY 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Fairfax County Government
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Center, 12000 Government Center
            from May 7-9 and only at Backyard Grill                                                         Jimmy’s Tavern, 697 Spring St., Old          Neck Road, Reston. Shakespeare’s                                     Bowman Towne Drive, Reston.              Salute to James E. Bennett,                   Parkway, Fairfax. A seminar on the
 We’ve reserved our most exclusive dishes for our very special mothers. Experience                          Town Herndon (on the Corner of               romantic comedy. For tickets contact    Walker’s Rangers: Spring                         Storytime and activities. Age 3-5 with      retiring President & CEO,                  updated Americans with Disabilities
 our savory Steak Diane, the delicate flavor of our Salmon & Chilean Sea Bass with                          Elden and Spring Streets). Bands will or 703-476-4500.          Sensations. 2:30 p.m. at Walker                adult. 703-689-2700.                        Metropolitan Washington                    Act and other employment-related
       honey lime sauce. Thrill your taste buds with Bananas Foster Flambé.                                 receive 30 minutes to play, and must                    Nature Education Center, 11450                                                             Airports. Reception at 11:30 a.m.,         laws affecting persons with
                                                                                                            pre-sign with Andre’ Love at              Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-          Glade Drive, Reston. A hands-on                                                            lunch served at 12 p.m. at Fairview        disabilities
                                                                                                   or 703-             1 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304              nature club for ages 5-8. $40 per child     THURSDAY/MAY 13                                Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park          hrc.
                                                                                                            984-9114. Walk–ins will only be              Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. The Fairfax      RA members, $64 per child non-              Swing Dance with DeJa Blue Blues               Drive, Falls Church. Bennett will       Reston Runners Women’s Training
                                                                                                            accepted if time permits. All types of       County Master Gardeners Association       members. Register at 703-476-9689              Band. 7:30 at The Old Town Hall,            retire from the Metropolitan               Program. 6:30 p.m. at South Lakes
                                                                                                            music welcomed. 703-435-5467.                gives tips and strategies. 703-242-       ext. 6540 or            3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-        Washington Airports Authority after        High School, 11400 South Lakes
                                                                                                         When Do I Step In? 7 p.m. at Sully              4020.                                   ESL Beginners. 11 a.m. Reston                    424-1745 or                                 fourteen years of service. 703-572-        Drive Reston. For women walkers and
                                                                                                            Governmental Center, 4900                 Bike Safety Rodeo. 1-4 p.m. at the           Regional Library, 11925 Bowman                        8714.                                      runners, to begin or get back into an
                                                                                                            Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Learn how       Lake Newport Pool Facility, 11601         Towne Drive, Reston. ESL                    Friends’ Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m.                                                       exercise routine. $30. Speakers on
                                                                                                            and when to step in and how to find          Newport Road, Reston. Drop in             conversation group. Adults. 703-689-           Reston Regional Library, 11925                                                         running form, gear, common injuries,
                                                                                                            help assigning financial and medical         anytime; course takes approximately       2700.                                          Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. “In the      MONDAY/MAY 10                                 and nutrition. Register at
                    Fabulous Mother’s Day Buffet                                                            oversight to a more competent
                                                                                                                                                         20 minutes. Children ages 5-12 will
                                                                                                                                                         complete eight safety stations and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Woods” by Tana French. Adults. 703-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Reston Runners Women’s Training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Program. 6:30 p.m. at South Lakes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chen tai chi. Beginners class every
                          Sunday, May 9th
   Featuring all your favorites, including:
                                                                                                         Big Truck Days. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the
                                                                                                            Public Works Complex, 1479 Sterling
                                                                                                                                                         earn their bicyclist’s license. Bring
                                                                                                                                                         bicycles and helmets. 703-435-6577
                                                                                                                                                                                                 TUESDAY/MAY 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tail Waggin’ Tutors. 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768           FRIDAY/MAY 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             High School, 11400 South Lakes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Drive Reston. For women walkers and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             runners, to begin or get back into an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Monday, 6:30 p.m. at the Jow Ga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Shaolin Institute, 600-D Carlisle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Drive, Herndon. First class free. All
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You’ll See…
   Steamed Spiced Shrimp, Roast Beef Au Jus & Seafood Newburg, Extensive Breakfast
   Items with All the Trimmings, Baked Breads & the Finest Desserts…Plus Much More!
                                                                                                            Road, Herndon. See the town’s big
                                                                                                            trucks and heavy equipment on
                                                                                                            display. Light refreshments served
                                                                                                                                                      Artspace Exhibit Reception. 7-9
                                                                                                                                                         p.m. at Herndon Artspace, 750 Center
                                                                                                                                                         St., Herndon. ‘The Generation Gap,’
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Center St., Herndon. Sign up to read
                                                                                                                                                                                                    to a well-trained therapy dog. Age 6-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    10 with adult. 703-437-8855.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ‘As You Like It.’ 8 p.m. CenterStage at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Neck Road, Reston. Shakespeare’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             exercise routine. $30. Speakers on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             running form, gear, common injuries,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and nutrition. Register at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         levels and ages welcome.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                or 703-801-0064.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Right LANEs (Ladies Advancing a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Difference
                                                                                                            and souvenirs provided to children.          featuring paintings by Paul Gayter      Money Matters. 7:30 p.m. Oakton                  romantic comedy. For tickets contact                      New Economy) Tee Party and
                                                                                                            Groups advised to call for                   and photography by his son, Andrew         Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place,      or 703-476-4500.         Chen tai chi. Beginners class every           Golf Clinic. 5 p.m. at Herndon              “Whenever you buy quality from professionals
                                                                                                            appointments. Attendees are                  Gayter. 703-956-6590 or                    Oakton. Monthly group discussion                         Monday, 6:30 p.m. at the Jow Ga             Centennial Golf Course, 909 Ferndale
                                                                                                            encouraged to bring non-perishable                    focuses on personal finance and                                                          Shaolin Institute, 600-D Carlisle           Ave., Herndon. A golf clinic by a                    you get a better value.”
                                                                                                            food donations for the needy. 703-        Weichert, Realtors and Habitat for            investing. 703-242-4020.                                                                 Drive, Herndon. First class free. All       female golf pro, the opportunity to
                                                                                                            435-6860 or            Humanity Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-12           Special Twos. 10:30 a.m. Reston               SATURDAY/MAY 15                               levels and ages welcome.                    play a few rounds with a professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fashionable Eyeglasses • Designer Frames • Sunglasses
                                                                             Buffet May 9th       
                                                                                                         Baby Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                         p.m. at Weichert, 1760 Reston
                                                                                                                                                         Parkway, Reston. Venders are
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Regional Library, 11925 Bowman
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Towne Drive, Reston. Storytime. Age
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Voce Chamber Singers. 7:30 p.m. at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 St. John Neumann Church, 11900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    or 703-801-0064.             instructor, lessons on golf etiquette
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and golf networking best practices                Children Frames • Contact Lenses • Eye Exams
                                                                                                            Reston Regional Library, 11925               welcome to participate. $25 per            2 with adult. 703-689-2700.                  Lawyers Road, Reston. Dr. Kenneth                                                       and the opportunity to network with
                                                                                 Adults: $21.95             Bowman Towne Drive, Reston.                  vendor space; fee donated to Habitat.   ESL Advanced. 11 a.m. Reston                    Nafziger, Artistic Director, presents     WEDNESDAY/MAY 12                              professional women from various
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ... and much more!
                                                                           Kids: 3 to 10 years $10.95       Interactive storytime. Age 13-23
                                                                                                            months with adult. 703-689-2700.
                                                                                                                                                         Register at Weichert or 703-264-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Regional Library, 11925 Bowman
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Towne Drive, Reston. Practice English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ‘Two American Giants: Barber and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Schuman.’ $20 adults, $15 seniors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Moms Club of Reston. 10 a.m. at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Hunter’s Woods Community Center,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         industries. Register at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3910 Centreville Road                                   703-830-6377
                                                                             Reservations requested...   Author Alan Orloff. 7 p.m. at Barnes                                                       in a group with a volunteer facilitator.     and $10 students. 703-277-7772 or           2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. An                                                     Suite 100, Chantilly VA                    
                                                                                Call 703-802-6400           & Noble Booksellers Spectrum Center,                                                    703-689-2700.                       for tickets and info.         international non-profit organization
                                                                                                            1851 Fountain Drive, Reston. Local        SUNDAY/MAY 9                                                                             Northern Virginia Fine Arts                   providing support for mothers.           TUESDAY/MAY 18
                                                                                                            author Orloff will sign and discuss his
                                                                                                            new mystery ‘Diamonds for the Dead’,
                                                                                                            which is set in Reston.
                                                                                                                                                      ‘As You Like It.’ 2 p.m. CenterStage at
                                                                                                                                                         Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts
                                                                                                                                                         Neck Road, Reston. Shakespeare’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                 WEDNESDAY/MAY 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mother Goose Time. 11 a.m. Herndon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Reston
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Town Center, 11900 Market St.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Reston. Juried outdoor street festival.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Playgroups, babysitting co-op, regular
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             monthly activities and events, moms’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             night out and more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hazak Active Retirees. 1 p.m. at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lawyers Road, Herndon. Speaker, Jim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EYE STREET OPTICAL
                                                                                                                             romantic comedy. For tickets contact      Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St.,                                   Buisis, founder of the United Hebrew                       Chantilly Professional Building
                                                                                                                                                or 703-476-4500.          Herndon. Songs, stories and action          Authors Nancy Seifer and Martin                                                          Congregation in Singapore and
                                         Smoke-Free Dining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      65 OFF      00                              Prescription Eyewear
                                                                                                                                                                   rhymes. Birth-23 months with adult.           Vieweg. 2 p.m. Reston Museum,                                                          director of the Asia and Pacific Rim
                                                                                                         FRIDAY/MAY 7                                                                              703-437-8855.                                 1639 Washington Plaza, Reston.            THURSDAY/MAY 13                              Institute of the American Jewish
                   Visit Our Two Locations:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        w/Complete Purchase of
                                                                                                         ‘As You Like It.’ 8 p.m. CenterStage at                                                 English Conversation Group. 10                  ‘When the Soul Awakens: The Path to       Lupus Support Group. 12 p.m. at              Committee. Hazak meets on the third                                                           Frames & Lenses.
   13999 Metrotech Dr. Chantilly • 703-802-6400                                                            Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts        MONDAY/MAY 10                                a.m. Oakton Library, 10304                    Spiritual Evolution and a New World         Reston Hospital Center, The West           Tuesday, Sept.-June. Free for CBE
                                                                                                           Neck Road, Reston. Shakespeare’s           Our Daily Bread Charity Golf                 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. English              Era.’ 703-709-7700 or                       Wing, 1850 Town Center Parkway,            Hazak members, $3 non-members.           With this coupon. Minimum purchase $200.00. Cannot be combined with other offers
    7421 Sudley Rd. Manassas • 703-365-0932                                                                romantic comedy. For tickets contact         Tournament. 1 p.m. at South                practice for adult non-native speakers                       Reston. or               703-860-4515 ext. 127.                   or insurance. Not valid on Oakley, Maui Jim, Sport or Swim Goggles. Expires 6/5/10.

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                                                                                                                                     Foundation Promotes Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                long learning and helped low-in-
       Creative Dance                                                                                                                From Page 3
                                                                                                                                        and put themselves on track to                                          come single parents improve their
          Center’s                                                                                                                   be future leaders.                                                         circumstances, Hovis said. “Be-
  Top Award-Winning Competition Team, ranked #1 in 2008 in                                                                              As a sixth-grade substitute                                             yond their work with students,
 the State of Virginia by Dancer Magazine, is holding its annual                                                                     teacher at Dogwood Elementary                                              they strive to give a public pres-
                 audition for new members: Saturday, May 8                                                                           School, Hovis said, Smith founded                                          ence to the ACE program,” she
                                                                                                                                     the Rising Stars Transition pro-                                           said. “Not only do they run the
                                      For information, call Ginny Frye
                                                                                                                                     gram, which is designed to inspire                                         Education for Independence pro-
                                              @ 703-378-1800
                                    Come see our performance June 12                                                                 children to academic and social                                            gram, they raise the funds that
                                    @ 6:30 p.m. • Freedom High School                                                                success through workshops and                                              support it.”
                                          in South Riding, Virginia                                                                  meetings with community leaders.                                              “In light of having the greatest
                                                                                                                                     The program, she said, “is helping                                         job in the world with the greatest
                                                                                                                                     our students develop the pathways                                          clients, it’s not hard to look good,”
                                                                                                                                     to realize their dreams.”                                                  Nilsen Simmons said. “All our stu-
                                                                                                                                        After retiring from her position                                        dents need is opportunity.”

  OPEN HOUSES                                                                                                                        as an admissions director at
                                                                                                                                     George Mason University, Smith
                                                                                                                                     said, she needed something to do,     Tom Wilkins, one of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “I believe in this day and age
                                                                                                                                                                                                                society has become complicated,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Obuchon said, adding that, with
               Saturday & Sunday, May 8 & 9                                                                                          so she started substitute teaching.   founders of the Martin
                                                                                                                                                                           Luther King Jr. Cultural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                change as a constant, the ability to
                                                                                                                                     As she watched the teachers and                                            adapt was necessary as well as edu-
                                                                                                                                     students, she recalled, “I said,      Foundation, displays the             cation. For example, she said, she
                                                                                                                                     ‘What can I do to help? This is a     lifetime achievement award           had just found out the day before
                                                                                                                                     massive job.’” She wanted to mo-      that was bestowed on him             that she had been laid off. She said
                                                                                                                                     tivate the students to do excellent   at the organization’s an-            she was looking at the development
                                                                                                                                     work, integrate well socially and     nual Scholarship Luncheon.           as an opportunity to find new ways
                                                                                                                                     transition into middle school, and    elementary schools. This year, she   to serve the community, and she
                                                                                                                                     she wanted to introduce them to       said, the program was about to       noted that she had several copies
                                                                                                                                     the idea of college.                  start with 617 sixth-graders.        of her résumé with her.
                                                                                                                                        Smith said she started the Ris-      Obuchon and Nilsen Simmons            A few years ago, the foundation
                                                                                                                                     ing Stars program last year with      were awarded for their work with     created its Lifetime Achievement
                                                                                                                                     86 Dogwood sixth-graders and          the school system’s Adult and        award for its own members,
                                                                                                                                     had since received calls from the     Community Education (ACE) pro-       Gallow said. “These are people
           2369 N. Nelson St. (Arlington) • $1,498,000 • Open Sunday 1-4 pm                                                          principals of Reston’s other five     gram, where they promoted life-      who go beyond the call of duty in
                        David Lloyd, Weichert, 703-593-3204                                                                                                                                                     both fund-raising and bringing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                community together in our orga-
  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, click the Real Estate links on the right side.                      HOW TO GET YOUR                                                          nization.” This year’s award went
                                                                                                                                                                                                                to Tom Wilkins, one of the
                  Call Specific Agents to Confirm Dates & Times.                                                                       ORGANIZATION’S SPECIAL                                                   organization’s founders, a long-

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                                                                                                                                       The Connection Newspapers contain a Calendar of                          cheon was Anne Holton, wife of
                                                                                                                                       Upcoming Events every week. While we cannot guarantee                    former Virginia Governor Tim
     To add your Realtor represented Open                                                                                              that every event we receive information about will be                    Kaine. “I’m a huge fan and sup-
                                                                                                                                       listed, here is the information we need for your upcoming                porter of public education,”
    House to these weekly listings, please call                                                                                        event to be considered for the Calendar. We welcome                      Holton said as she greeted the au-
        Winslow Wacker at 703-821-5050                                                                                                 photographs of similar events held previously, which                     dience. Recalling some of her
                                                                                                                                       sometimes appear with Calendar items.                                    school experiences, she said she
                 or E-Mail the info to
                                                                                                                                       Name of Event:                                                           had been to a number of “fancy                                                                                                                                                                           schools” but still considered her
                                                                                                                                       Day of the Week, Date and Time:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                time in public schools to be the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                foundation of her education.
                                                                                                                                       Address of the Place Event Will Be Held:                                    Her latest effort on the educa-
                                                                                                                                       Name and Phone Number for More Information:                              tion front has been leading For
                                                                                                                                       Three Sentences Describing the Event:                                    Keeps, a nonprofit organization
                THIS                             IS             “ANNIE”                                                                Please submit your calendar information at least
                                                                                                                                                                                                                that helps older foster children get
                                                      D.O.B. April 1, 2009. Australian Cattle Dog,                                                                                                              and maintain placements. Many
                                                                                                                                       two weeks before your event. Clear photographs from
                                                      spayed female, 35 lbs. This little missy is one                                                                                                           foster children changed schools a
                                                      perfect lady. She’s one year old, great with
                                                                                                                                       similar previous events are always welcome.
                                                                                                                                       All events should be open to the public. We give                         number of times before they even
                                                      kids, other dogs and super sweet. Annie is                                                                                                                went into foster care, she said.
                                                      housebroken, walks great on the leash, is                                        first priority to free events. E-mail listings to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                “Not surprisingly, those kids don’t
                                                      very well behaved and incredibly smart. Her                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                always do all that well in educa-
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                                                      up due to hard times. She’s anxious to love                                                                                                               tion.” She noted that only about
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10 ❖ Herndon Connection ❖ May 5-11, 2010                                                                                                                                                               
St. Joseph School of Herndon Wins First Place at Diocesan Science Fair
        t. Joseph Catholic Elementary School in           (first place in biochemistry); Brenna DeBellas (first

S       Herndon claimed first place at the Arlington
        Catholic Diocesan seventh and eighth grade
Science Fair on April 24, at Paul VI High School.
                                                          place in chemistry); Jonathan Stine (first place in
                                                          microbiology); Matt Lee (first place in zoology);
                                                          Carolyn Oare (third place in medicine and health);
Thirty-four Catholic elementary schools represented       Kim Rieder (honorable mention in behavioral and
by 346 students took part in the Science Fair. The        social science); cumulative scores were taken to de-
students in competition placed the highest in their       termine overall school placement and contributors
local school’s science fair. The fields of science rep-   to SJS School winning first place were Gabriella
resented were: behavioral & social science, biochem-      Bambino (botany), Jeffrey Joppich (microbiology)
istry, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth &       and Joseph Mozeyko (microbiology). Second place
space science, engineering, environmental sciences,       was awarded to St. Patrick and third place was
mathematics, medicine & health, microbiology, phys-       awarded to St. Veronica.
ics and zoology. Honorable Mention ribbons were              “We are so very proud of our students’ scientific    Pictured, from left, are St. Joseph School Diocesan Sci-
awarded to individuals in each category as well as        knowledge and their ability to excel,” said St. Jo-     ence Fair Winners: Kathy Hurley, science teacher; Joan
1st, 2nd, and 3rd medals. Students who received           seph School Principal Joan Cargill. “Congratulations    Cargill, principal; Kim Rieder; Gabriella Bambino; Brenna
medals also won a savings bond. The winners in-           to St. Joseph School and science teacher, Mrs. Kathy    DeBellas; Jeff Joppich; Joseph Mozeyko; Chris Hoyle;
cluded the following St. Joseph students; Chris Hoyle     Hurley.”                                                Matthew Lee; Jonathan Stine; and Carolyn Oare.

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                      Sports                                                                                Sports Roundups

Hornets in the Hunt For
Regular Season Title

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Craig Sterbutzel/The Connection
Despite injury loss of                          teammates.
                                                  “It’s killing him not to be out there play-
pitcher Hvozdovic,                              ing,” said Miller. “He kind of has that to
                                                motivate him a little bit. We’re just thank-
Herndon is finding                              ful he’s OK.”
                                                  At the time of the injury, Hvozdovic was
ways to win.                                    the Hornets’ No. 1 starting pitcher. Over 22
                                                innings of work prior to the injury, the
                                                southpaw had struck out 30 batters, walked
                      By Rich Sanders           one and won a couple games. He was a big
                         The Connection         reason the Hornets, going into the Oakton
                                                game, had built a 6-1 record in coach
           t’s hoped that recently injured      Miller’s first year at the helm of the pro-

    I      Herndon High baseball player
           Paul Hvozdovic will return to
           the Hornets’ line-up in time for
    the upcoming Concorde District play-
    offs in a couple of weeks. But there is
                                                  “Paul’s our most competitive kid, a bull-
                                                dog out there,” said Miller. “[Not having
                                                that] is what has hurt us the most.”
                                                  Since Hvozdovic ‘s injury, Herndon’s
                                                                                                   The Herndon High boys’ soccer team lost a tough 3-1 decision at
                                                                                                   Langley Friday night, April 30. Even so, the Hornets still carry an
                                                                                                   impressive 6-3-2 overall record going into this Friday’s home con-
                                                                                                   test versus Annandale at 7 p.m. Here, Herndon senior player
                                                                                                   Wynton Rose makes his move with the ball.
    no guarantee of that happening.             pitchers have rallied in outstanding fash-
      For Herndon coach Greg Miller and         ion, with seniors Nick Impellizzeri, Daniel           South Lakes High baseball celebrated        Wes Casson doubled and Austin
    his team members, the return of the         Shill and Alex Clark all making solid mound        Reston Little League night on Friday,          Schweppe picked up an RBI with a
    senior pitcher would be a pleasant          contributions. The Hornets, in what has            April 23 when the Seahawks hosted Lan-         ground out to shortstop for the fourth
    surprise. But that decision regarding       been an amazing breakthrough season,               gley in a Liberty District game. While         Seahawks’ run of the inning.
    Hvozdovic’s possible return has not         were 10-3 overall going into this week’s play      South Lakes lost to the Saxons, 13-5, it         Langley chipped away with runs in the
    been made yet.                              and a solid 4-2 in the Concorde District           was still a good night of baseball in          second and third innings while the
      “We’re going to err on the side of        standings, good enough for a three-way tie         Reston with the Little League teams and        Seahawks scored a single run in the sec-
    being cautious,” said Miller. “If the       for first place along with Westfield and           players on hand.                               ond on a David Odlen single/error.
    doctors, Paul’s parents and Paul him-       Centreville.                                          South Lakes held a 5-4 lead after five        Seahawk starting pitcher Will Sweet
    self want to give it a shot, I’ll go with     The Hornets were scheduled to play               innings of play before Langley scored two      went five innings before giving way to
    that. Paul thinks he might be able to       games against both fellow front runners this       runs in the top of the sixth and seven         relievers Kevin Ball, Jordan Hataway and
    come back in time for the [district]        week at Centreville on Tuesday, May 4, and         more in the seventh to break the game          Forrest. Sweet, in the quality start, scat-
    tournament. But our main concern is         home with Westfield on Friday, May 7 at            open.                                          tered six hits over five innings of work,
    his health.”                                6:30 p.m.                                             Langley, earlier, had jumped out to a       with four strikeouts and two walks.
                                                                                                   2-0 first inning lead before South Lakes,        The balanced Seahawks’ offense came
                                                IN GAMES LAST WEEK, Herndon won a                  in its half of the inning, scored four times   to life with eight hits, five in the first in-
“If the doctors, Paul’s                         close 3-2 home encounter over Chantilly on         to go ahead 4-2. Ryan Forrest led off with     ning. Forrest had two hits while Sweet
                                                April 27 before winning a 10-8 slugfest at         a double, Will Sweet singled, and              (single), Corps-Ortiz (home run), Ball
parents and Paul himself                        Oakton last Friday night.                          Wilfredo Corps-Ortiz cleared the bases         (single), McLaughlin (single), Casson
want to give it a shot, I’ll                      Clark, in his first pitching start of the sea-
                                                son, gave the Hornets six solid innings of
                                                                                                   with a three-run home run to left center
                                                                                                   field. Then, Billy McLaughlin singled,
                                                                                                                                                  (double) and Odlen (single) all got hits
                                                                                                                                                  as well.
go with that.”                                  work against Chantilly, allowing two runs
                                                (none earned). He had only pitched once
                      — Herndon coach           before this season — in a relief outing ver-
                           Greg Miller          sus South Lakes on April 12. Clark could be
                                                a key compliment to Impellizzeri and Shill
                                                in the starting rotation the remainder of the
      Hvozdovic was injured on April 14         way.
    during his team’s 4-3 extra innings           The win over Chantilly was the first for
    home loss to Concorde District oppo-        the Hornets over the Chargers since 2006.
    nent Oakton when, after laying down           In the win over Oakton, Herndon trailed
    a bunt and trying to beat it out for a      6-2 after three innings before rallying to
    single, he collided with an Oakton          win.
    player at first base.                         Two weeks ago, Herndon and host
      Hvozdovic, who according to Miller        Robinson played in a wild, extra innings
    took a knee to his side on the colli-       affair won by the Hornets, 11-10, on April
    sion, suffered a collapsed lung and         23. The score was tied at 5-5 after seven
    was sent to Reston Hospital, where he       innings. Herndon scored a run in the eighth,
    underwent surgery. He spent 10 days         but the Rams tied it with a run in their half
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Courtesy Photo

    in the hospital before coming home          of the inning. The Hornets appeared to be
    more than a week ago. He is now on          in the driver’s seat after scoring four more
    the mend.                                   in the ninth, but Robinson tallied four of its
      Miller, who resides right near the        own to move the game into the 10th in-
    hospital, had opportunities to visit and    ning. There, Shill singled home Matt Smith
    encourage his player.                       to put Herndon ahead for good, 11-10. Shill,
      The coach, earlier this week, said        on the mound in the bottom half of the in-         Players within the Reston Little League were on hand to enjoy South
    Hvozdovic wants to regain his health        ning, held the Rams in check and Herndon           Lakes’ home baseball game versus Langley on April 23.
    and get back onto the field with his        had won.
12 ❖ Herndon Connection ❖ May 5-11, 2010                                                                                                            
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                                                                                                                                                                                   The dictionary defines “salad days” as the
   Ross DeWitt Netherton, 91, died peace-          Small animal hosp. Great Falls. Will                                 Homecare Agency looking to hire LPN’s                  “time of youth, innocence and inexperience.”
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morning, April 30, 2010. He was born in                                                                                            703-533-3131                                give myself a B-) to incorporate fruits and vege-
Chicago, Ill. Nov. 6, 1918, to parents Ross                                                                                                                                    tables, greens in general, and salad in particu-
Dewitt Netherton and Orra Faxon                                                                                                                                                lar, instead of merely consuming his daily
                                                               P/T OFFICE HELP                                                                                                 bread, there is no more ironic characterization
Netherton. Growing up, he attended the                Reston location. Good phone and                                             Software Engineer                            of time than this column’s title. And I’m eating
University of Chicago’s Lab School. He at-              computer skills. Light filing.                                  MS in computer science or information                  salad because my “time of youth, innocence
tended the University of Chicago, earning                Call Dee @ 703-481-1460                                        systems + 1 YR experience. Resumes to                  and inexperience” is long gone. It left March 5,
degrees in history, political science and a                                                                                     Ace Info Solutions, Inc.,                      2009, when my oncologist explained to me
JD; University of Michigan and SJD from                                                                                                (and Team Lourie) exactly what my stage IV
University of Wisconsin both for law de-                                                                                                                                       lung cancer diagnosis meant, statistically speak-
                                                         PRESSURE WASHER                                                                                                       ing: I was now life-expectancy-challenged, to
grees. He taught law at Chicago-Kent Col-                     Experienced.                                                                                                     put it mildly; that is, with a “p.c.” spin on it.
lege of Law and American University’s                      Commission based.                                                   Operations Manager                                  And “correct,” with respect to my con-
Washington School of Law (Professorial                   Call Dee: 703-481-1460                                        Landscape Co. seeks Operations Manager in               sumption, is what I’ve tried to be. I’m attempt-
Lecturer 1950-1959).                                                                                                   Sterling. Small business environment that               ing to follow a PH-balance-changing regimen
   A WWII Army veteran, Netherton served                                                                               requires multitasking & a "get the job done"            to consume a great deal more alkaline foods
                                                                                                                       mentality. Management exp required. Email               than acidic foods, thereby altering (hopefully)
for years of active duty, part of his time spent
in the China, Burma, and India theater,
                                                    PT Church Choir Director                                           resume & cover letter w/salary requirements             my blood chemistry; the theory being that can-
                                                                                                                       to                        cer cells, which we all have as part of our
(931st Signal Battalion) followed by 27                  Contact Debra Krahling                                                                                                DNA, figuratively speaking (maybe even liter-
years in the Army Reserve, retiring as a colo- or                                                                                            ally for all I know/understand), cannot exist in
nel in 1973. He was an active member in            703-471-5225 for more information.                                                                                          an alkaline environment. In effect/theory, mak-
                                                                                                                                 Systems Engineer                              ing one’s internal combustion engine a less
the Burma Star Association, organizing the                                                                                           (Herndon, VA)                             hospitable environment/host to these life-
First American Branch in 2000. More re-                                                                                Support project staff w/computer problems;              threatening cells, and to extend my progno-
cently, Netherton organized and conducted                EARN PAID TIME OFF!                                           perform network & server admin. Perform                 sis/life in the process, beyond its current 13-
a semi-monthly Military History Forum in              CNA’s/Companions/Live - Ins                                      software dvlpmnt tasks to automate client               months-to-two-years time frame.
Falls Church.                                                                                                          request processes. MS Electrical Eng'g req'd.               And so, salad, sometimes days, more so
                                                   Needed immediately to help with daily                               Mail resumes to PB Americas, 1 Penn Plz,                nightly and on the weekends, is now a primary
   Netherton was retired from a career of          meals, errands, chores, laundry, etc.                               New York, NY 10119, Attn: M. Paradisi or                part of my food for thought. These days, I
conducting and administering research and          Flexible schedules - work when you                                                                                          spend more time in the produce section of the
                                                                                                                       apply online at #10623.
writing programs in academic, governmen-           want. Paid training, double time for hol-                                                                                   supermarket than I do in any other aisle. Not
tal, private sector, and consultative organi-      idays. PT/FT. Call now 703-766-4019.                                                                                        that I’ve become the least bit knowledgeable
zations. His main fields of expertise had                                                                                                                                      (actually I have become the least bit knowl-
been in transportation and land-use plan-                                                                              Educational Internships                                 edgeable), but I have become more inclined
                                                                                                                                                                               and quite frankly, likely, to wander through this
ning law, environmental law, historic pres-
ervation, and local history. He has pub-
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                                                                                                                                                                               – and smells – and to see if there are any items
                                                                                                                       the newspaper business. Internships available in
lished, lectured, and consulted in a profes-
sional career of more than 40 years. He has
                                                   & 2010 H.S. GRADS                                                   reporting, photography, research, graphics.
                                                                                                                                                                               that meet my still extremely narrow window of
                                                                                                                                                                               eating opportunity. (Organic is even better, I’ve
                                                                                                                       Opportunities for students, and for adults consid-      been advised.)
designed and managed scholarly and ap-
plied research and writing programs for
                                                    SUMMER WORK!                                                       ering change of career. Unpaid. E-mail
                                                                                                                                                                                   No more can I cookie-cake-candy-ice
                                                                                                                                                                               cream-soft drink my way through the super-
national organizations, the U.S. Depart-              $17.00 Base-Appt, FT/PT,                                         internship@connec                                       market. In fact, I haven’t had an Oreo Cookie
ments of the Interior and Transportation,              Sales/Svc, No Exp Nec,                                                                                                  (Double Stuf) in so long, that I’m no longer
                                                                                                                                                   sure how to spell “Stuf.” Still, I wander through
the National Research Council, The Ameri-
can Bar Association, and Congressional
                                                   All Ages 17+, Conditions Apply                                                                                              those aisles, too (I’d be lying if I said, occasion-
                                                              703-359-7600                                                                                                     ally), taking inventory, so to speak (sort of as a
study commissions; and he has served as
                                                                                                                                                                               peculiar way to motivate/discipline myself) and
an advisor for the National Conference of                                                                                                                                      to semi dip my toe back in the sugar-consum-
Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.                                                                                                                                           ing water. But I have enough intestinal forti-
   In Northern Virginia, he and his wife, Nan                                                                                                                                  tude now, to not indulge in my former eating
Netherton, had co-edited the first Fairfax                                                                                                                                     fantasies. (To be honest, I’m not a saint, but
                                                                                                                                                                               neither am I the sinner I once was.) It’s
County Directory: A Civic-Government                                                           Tuition is only $2500                                                           extremely difficult, though. Almost all the foods
Handbook in 1957. Later, they co-authored                                          Dental Terminology & Charting                                                               (or the category of foods) that I misspent my
histories of Arlington County and Fairfax                                    X-ray & CPR Certification Available                                                               youth – and life – eating, and love still: sugar,
                                                                    Clinical Skills, Sterilization & OSHA Training
County. Individually, he had written mono-                                           Job Interviewing Techniques
                                                                                                                                                                               dairy, pasta, potatoes, rice, bread, beef/veal/
graphs published by the Fairfax County                                                                                                                                         pork/turkey are acidic and thus, out, at least to
                                                   DENTAL ASSISTANT TRAINING OF VIRGINIA                                                                                       the extent/percentage theorized (30 percent of
Planning Department on the Fairfax Court-                  Lorton and Centreville
                                                       Call 703-409-1992 for details or visit                                                                                  your calories) in this alkaline/acidic, cancer-
house, the Colvin Run Mill, and Green                                                                                                                                          affecting discussion/debate.
                                                 to Enroll!!
Spring Farm. Most recently he has co-                       CPR and Radiation Certification                                                                                        As my new consuming passion then, no
                                                    Administrative and Office Management available.
authored a regional history of Virginia be-                                                       SCHEV APPROVED                                                               longer am I eating/drinking all the friendly-to-
tween the Rappahannock and Potomac Riv-                                                                                                                                        cancer “ingestibles” that I have been for the
ers titled In The Path of History. He was an                                                                                                                                   past 50 years (certainly nowhere near the fre-
honorary life member of the Falls Church                 FULL CHARGE                                                                                                           quency or ferocity, that’s for sure). Is it helping?
                                                                                                                                                                               I don’t think it’s hurting. Is it proactive? Yes, in
Historical Commission, a member of the              BOOKKEEPER/ACCOUNTING                                                                                                      a reactive-to-my-diagnosis kind of way. Am I
Northern Virginia Association of Historians,            TECH - Fairfax, VA                                                                                                     doing better than my oncologist expected? Yes!
and he had received awards and profes-             Fairfax CPA firm seeks part-time professio-                                                                                 (See column titled “Between a Rock and a
sional recognition for his research and writ-      nal individual. Minimum 4 yrs bookkeeping                                                                                   Hard Place,” 4/21/2010 for comparison.) Is my
                                                                                                                                                                               prognosis different now in year two? No. Can I
ings and lifetime contributions to the pres-       experience, proficient in Excel and Quick-
                                                                                                                                                                               live with the consequences of these most
ervation of history.                               books and detail and team oriented. Respon-                                                                                 recent actions? Happily so, and hopefully for
   He is survived by his sons, David               sibilities may include monthly journal en-                                                                                  years beyond the original diagnosis. Are there
Netherton (Concord, Mass.), and Richard            tries/closings, quarterly/year end payroll fil-                                                                             any guarantees? Just one: “No one gets out of
Netherton (Falls Church), and daughter,            ings, and bank and GL reconciliations.                                                                                      this life alive.” So said, Ceil Lourie, my mother,
Nancy Netherton Stelling (Richmond), five          Fluency in English required. We offer                                                                                       many times. (For her sake, thank God she died
                                                   competitive salaries. E-mail resume along                                                                                   before my diagnosis.)
grandchildren and four great-grandchil-                                                                                                                                            Kenny Lourie is an Advertising Representative for
                                                   w/salary reqments
dren. A memorial service will be planned                                                                                                                                            The Almanac & The Connection Newspapers.
for early June 2010.                                                                                                                                                 Herndon Connection ❖ May 5-11, 2010 ❖ 13
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14 ❖ Herndon Connection ❖ May 5-11, 2010                                                                                                                                                       
                   Mother’s Day Photo Gallery                                                  County Briefs

                                                                                     Fairfax Housing Market Update
                                                                                        ❖ There were 715 foreclosures in Fairfax County in February,
A memorable mother-daughter                                                          down from 725 the month before. The county reports that 115
tubing trip meandering down                                                          properties came out of foreclosure in February but 105 additional
the rifles of the Shennandoah                                                        properties went into foreclosure during that moth.
River: from left, Samantha                                                              A foreclosure in Fairfax stays on the market for approximately
Chamberlin (then 15), daughter                                                       four and half months before selling.
of Caroline Hemenway, Lara                                                              ❖ The number of active home sales listing in Fairfax dropped
Duffy (then 15), daughter of                                                         approximately 25 percent from February 2009 to February 2010,
Margie Duffy, Caroline                                                               when there were 4,456 homes on the market.
Hemenway, who has two older                                                             ❖ During the first two months of 2010, a newly built townhouse
boys, Austin and Matthew                                                             sold, on average, for more than a newly built single-family home.
Chamberlin, and Margie Duffy,                                                        The median price of a new townhouse during this time was
who has an older son, Andy, and                                                      $738,073 and the median price of a single family home was
younger daughter, Leah.                                                              $723,567.
                                                                                        ❖ New townhouses have seen a 30 percent increase in price
                                                                                     during the first two months of 2010 when compared to 2009
                                                                                     figures. New single-family homes have continued to sell for less,
                                                                                     dropping 8.6 percent at the beginning of 2010 when compared
                                                                                     to 2009.
                                                                                        ❖ The number of previously owned single-family homes and
                                                                                     townhomes that have sold has increased more than 10 percent
                                                                                     since 2009 while the number of newly constructed homes and
                                                                                     townhomes has decreased.
                                                                                        Fairfax homes that sold in February spent, on average, half as
                                                                                     many days on the market as those that sold during the same month
                                                                                     a year earlier.

                                                                                     Fairfax Draws
                                                                                     Record-High Unemployment
                                                                                        Fairfax County’s unemployment figures held at a record-high
Alexandra, Madison, Mackenzie
                                                                                     level of 5.5 percent in February. The locality’s current unemploy-
and Carter ‘with the best mom
                                                                                     ment has jumped 1.2 percent, when compared to the same month
in the World,’ Erin Laughlin, in
                                                                                     a year ago.
New York City.
                                                                                        Fairfax County’s unemployment rate is lower than booth Vir-
                                                                                     ginia and the United States. Unemployment in the commonwealth
                                                                                     is at 7.7 percent and unemployment in the country held at 9.7
                                                                                     percent in February.

                                                                                     Fairfax Holds Meeting on
                                                                                     Lyme Disease
                                                                                       Fairfax County chairman Sharon Bulova (D-At-large), Supervi-
                                                                                     sor Linda Smyth (D-Providence) and U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly
                                                                                     (D-11) will host a town hall meeting on Lyme Disease at the Fairfax
                                                                                     Government Center May 15. The event will take place from 10
                                                                                     a.m. to noon.
                                             Erin and Loren sent this photo            Two officials from the federal Center for Disease Control and
                                             of ‘Mom visiting from Rockford,         staff from the Fairfax County Health Department will make pre-
                                             Ill.,’ celebrating her birthday in      sentations. Local officials who study wildlife and insects will
                                             their Herndon home.                     also be in attendance.
                                                                                       The Fairfax County Government Center is located at 12000 Gov-
                                                                                     ernment Center Parkway in Fairfax.

                                                                                           Faith Notes
                                                                                    Faith Notes are for announcements and    Vacation Bible Camp Registration
                                                                                  events in the faith community, including   for pre-K through rising fifth graders
                                                                                  special holiday services. Send to          begins 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m. on May 10 at
                                                                                  the church, 651 Dranesville Road in
                                                                                  Deadline is Thursday.                      Herndon. This year’s camp theme is
                                                                                                                             Galactic Blast: A Cosmic Adventure
                                                                                    The Buddhist Tzu Chi Founda-             Praising God. 703-437-5500 or
                                                                                  tion USA invites the public to a series
                                                                                  of events on Sunday, May 9, at their
Ashley Trissell (16) and her mom                                                  Regional Office, 1516 Moorings Drive,         Knitters needed the first and third
Tessy Trissell at the Kennedy                                                     Reston. Vegetarian light refreshments      Wednesdays of the month, at 7 p.m., at
Center, Christmas 2009.                                                           will be served. Contact 703-707-8606 or    St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church,
                                                                                                 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. The
                                                                                    *Sakyamuni Buddha’s Birthday             church’s Shawl Ministry is offering free
                                                                                  Celebration, 9:30-10:30 a.m.               knitting instruction while providing
                                   Ashley Trissell, Abuelita Rossy Zavala           *Sharing On Haiti Relief Efforts,        shawls, blankets and other knitted
                                   (Houston, Texas), and Tessy Trissell. In       10:50 a.m.-12 p.m.                         items for people in need. No cost and
                                   June 2008, grandparents came to visit for        *Tzu Chi Missions Exhibition, 9          yarn can be provided. E-mail
                                                                                  a.m.-4 p.m.                       or visit the
                                   brother Brian Trissell’s Herndon High                                                     Pastoral Care page at www.saint-
                                   graduation.                                      Trinity Presbyterian Church                                                                                        Herndon Connection ❖ May 5-11, 2010 ❖ 15
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