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Lighting Up the Holidays Board
City of Fairfax kicks
off the holiday season
with the Festival of Hyland floats
Lights and Carols. proposal to offset
Photo by Justin Fanizzi/The Connection
By Justin Fanizzi
in real estate tax.
ast Saturday night, the scene he Fairfax County Board of
L could not have been more
perfect for the faithful few
who braved the inclement
T Supervisors killed a pro-
posal for a special election
to ask the voters if they would ap-
weather to help carry on a long-stand- prove a new tax on restaurant meals
ing tradition in Fairfax. in 2010.
The City of Fairfax’s Supervisor Gerry Hyland (D -
Festival of Lights and Mount Vernon) put forward the sug-
“The Carols kicked off the gestion at a Dec. 7 board meeting.
holiday season Dec. 5, He wanted to conduct the special
setting is and with a steady election March 16, so that a meals
just snowfall against the
backdrop of a pitch-
Decorations adorn the garden next to Old Town Hall for the Festival of tax could be incorporated into the
upcoming 2010 budget planning if
Lights and Carols.
perfect.” black nighttime sky,
many attendees left really adds to the event.” Herman, each seating drew approximately
voters approved the measure.
The supervisors said a meal tax
— Nancy feeling that this was The day began with a special Lunch for 90 guests. could result in an extra $80 million
Rosene the best installment Santa for young children and their parents, The day continued at 5 p.m., when the in revenue for the county. Hyland
of the event ever. which had three different seatings at 11:30 event moved outdoors for the lighting of the argued it would also bring tax di-
“[The children and I] came because a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m. For $5, chil- city’s official Christmas tree, an event that versification to Fairfax and govern-
we wanted to see the tree lighting with dren were given a lunch of Chick-fil-A according to Herman, began as a small get- ment, which relied on local real es-
Grandma,” said Laura Hopewell, a chicken nuggets, cookies, a juice box and a together in Mayor Robert Lederer’s home tate taxes to fund more than 60 per-
Loudoun resident attending the event Christmas tree ornament. After eating, the years ago. The Fairfax Jubil-Aires, an all- cent of its budget last year.
with her mother, a Fairfax native. “It’s children each got to spend time with Santa. According to recent county docu-
cold out, but the snow is so nice. It According to Special Events Director Leslie See Festival, Page 6 ments, approximately 1 cent per
$100 of assessed value in the real
GameStop Robbery: 10 Years in Prison
estate tax rate produces $18 million
in revenue for the county. By imple-
menting a meals tax, the county
could have potentially offset an in-
Woodbridge man sentenced in 2007 game On July 10, Jennifer Jackson, 22, was sen-
tenced to seven years in prison for bran-
crease in the residential real estate
tax rate by about 4 cents, said sup-
store robbery in the City of Fairfax. dishing a firearm; and on July 24, Daniel porters.
Berkwit, 21, received eight years behind Hyland wanted to use money gen-
bars for brandishing a firearm and robbery. erated by the meals tax to fund
By Bonnie Hobbs mental anguish and emotional trauma.” On Aug. 21, James Dipaolo, 22, was or- Fairfax County Public Schools.
the Connection The incident occurred on the morning of dered to spend 10 years in prison – seven Hyland’s motion only garnered two
Sept. 27, 2007. Armed with a handgun and years for brandishing a firearm and three other votes of support, from Super-
ore than two years have passed a rifle, the five rob- years for robbery, visors Cathy Hudgins (D-Hunter
M since five people robbed a City
of Fairfax videogame store at
gunpoint and stole thousands of dollars
bers entered the
store, took control
of the employees
“After this robbery, this
tively. Then on Aug.
28, Calvin Drayton,
Mill) and John Foust (D -
worth of merchandise. But now, all those
responsible have been sentenced.
and left with more
than $5,000 worth
defendant burglarized 30, was given 12
years behind bars for
THE THREE REPUBLICANS on
the board — Supervisors Patrick
The latest was Prince William County’s
Steven Turrentine, 24, charged with con-
of video games, another GameStop robbery and bran- Herrity (Springfield), Michael Frey
video game sys- dishing a firearm. (Sully) and John Cook (Braddock)
spiracy, robbery and brandishing a firearm. tems, such as Xbox store.” Turrentine had a — said they opposed the meals tax
On Friday, Dec. 4, in U.S. District Court in 360s and jury trial and, on for philosophical reasons.
— Zach Terwilliger,
Alexandria, he received 10 years in prison. PlayStation 3s, digi-
“The evidence was clear that Mr. tal media players
special assistant U.S. attorney June 25, was found “This is really nothing but a dif-
guilty of all his ferent way to increase the tax bur-
Turrentine, a former GameStop employee, and assorted mer- charges. He re- den on our citizens,” said Herrity,
was involved in the planning stages and, chandise. turned Dec. 4 for sentencing, and defense during the board meeting.
during the crime, acted as a lookout, main- Then, tossing their haul into a waiting attorney Robert Jenkins told U.S. District Herrity and Frey said they were
tained control of the front part of the store vehicle, they fled to Prince William County, Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee that his cli- also concerned about the expense
and locked the door,” said Special Assistant where they all lived. There, at a home in ent wasn’t as guilty as his co-conspirators associated with holding a
U.S. Attorney Zach Terwilliger. “Two clerks Woodbridge, they divided up their loot. But were.
were taken to the back of the store and held eventually, all five robbers were captured See Meals Tax, Page 14
at gunpoint and [one of them] suffered and prosecuted. See 10 Years, Page 14
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News Briefs News
Commercial Vehicles Banned
From Residential Streets
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to ban
most commercial vehicles, trailers, trucks and vans from Railroad museum hosts
parking on residential streets at the group’s meeting Dec.
7. Only one board member, Supervisor John Cook (R- 20th annual Model Train
“This is something that we hear about in our offices all Display last weekend.
the time,” said Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova
By Justin Fanizzi
Among the handful of witnesses that testified, not one
person opposed the measure and most spoke enthusiasti-
cally in favor of it.
Photos by Justin Fanizzi/The Connection
ropping temperatures, falling snow and
“We want you to prohibit the parking of certain vehicles
in residential areas,” said Margie Wheedleton, vice presi-
dent of the Brookfield Civic Association in Chantilly.
William Coleman, who lives in the Lee District, said ap-
proximately nine D.C. taxi cabs park on one of his neigh-
borhood streets, which is only one-third of a mile long,
D even a brief power outage could not stop
the engines from pumping and the
wheels from turning at the Fairfax Sta-
tion Railroad Museum last weekend.
The museum hosted its 20th annual Holiday Model
Train Show Saturday, Dec. 5 and, despite the diffi-
culties, drew a large crowd of train enthusiasts of
“They leak oil and destroy the professional character of
all ages. Once again, the museum welcomed back
our neighborhood,” said Coleman, who added that the cabs
familiar faces from model train groups from across
do not seem to belong to any nearby residents.
the region to display their locomotives.
Barb Branham of the Lake Braddock Homeowners Asso-
“We look forward to this event every year,” said
ciation said that 20 to 30 vehicles park on one stretch of
Bob Minnis of the HO Potomac Module Crew. “We
street with only about 12 homes on it. None of the resi-
like the people who come to it and it kicks off the
dents in those homes typically know who owns the ve-
Christmas season. We look for any reason to run
hicles. The caboose housed Monty Smith’s Lego
“The ladder vans lined up really impair the site line of Trains and NTRAK’s N-Scale display.
The HO Potomac Module Crew was just one of
people trying to get in and out of their driveways. … There
several groups displaying trains off all sizes, or dren especially excited. Jeff Mitulla, of the Garden
are also property value issues,” said Branham.
gauges. Ell Geib, brought the Railway Society and a member of
Previously, Fairfax County prohibited vehicles of a cer-
smallest trains of the show, the Z- the Friends of Fairfax Station, Inc.
tain weight to park in residential neighborhoods. Now, the
Scale models, which are 1/220 of Board of Directors, continued a
ban has been expanded to include vehicles that are more
than 21 feet long, more than 8 feet high, and at a width of
the size of an actual locomotive. “The kids love nearly decade-long tradition of
Rodney Bohlmann and Mitch running a G-Scale train around the
102 inches or more. Vehicles carrying commercial freight Mitchell represented Northern Vir- watching the trains. perimeter of the museum. Most
as well as many trailers or semi-trailers are prohibited.
Residents will also not be able to park any vehicle with
ginia NTRAK, which runs N-Scale
Trains that are 1:148 scale. Minnis’
They could stay years, running a train outside is
no problem, Mitulla said, but this
three or more axles on the street, according to county docu-
HO Potomac Module Crew ran
half-O gauge trains, which are
here all day.” year, due to the snow, a small
“plow train” had to run in front of
A few exceptions exist where commercial vehicles are 1:87 scale, and the National Capi- — Twila Lytle the engine to push snow off of the
permitted. One resident of each single-family dwelling unit tal Trackers ran 1:48 scale O- tracks.
is allowed to park one taxi cab or limousine on the street, gauge trains. “We’ve been here when it is 70 degrees out, rain-
but the vehicle has to be registered in Virginia. In addition, the Washington, Virginia and Mary- ing and now this year, it’s snowing so we have a plow
Virginia law also exempts commercial vehicles of a pub- land Garden Railway Society and Monty’s Lego
lic service company, school buses, vehicles used to trans- Trains also had displays at the show that got chil- See Trains, Page 18
port people with disabilities, vehicles for cable television
and vehicles for propane gas service from being prohib-
ited. Additionally, moving vans or trucks are allowed to
park on a residential street for up to 48 hours, according
to Fairfax documents.
Residents are also allowed to keep boats, campers and
motor homes on a residential street until a “community
parking district” restricting such vehicles from public prop-
erty is implemented. Currently, both the Mount Vernon and
Lee districts have such a ban in place.
The supervisors said they would allow a “grace period”
of 30 days before they start enforcing the new regulation,
so that commercial vehicle owners can figure out an alter-
native parking situation.
— Julia O’Donoghue
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See News, Page 4 Thom McKinney of National Capital Track- Hope Danielson has this standard-gauge
ers with his group’s O-Scale trains. train display set up at the museum year-
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Encore Presents ‘Tale of Two Santas’
Theater group offers performances of holiday
show at NVCC’s Annandale campus.
By Bonnie Hobbs has danced nine years with Encore and says
The Connection it’s like having another family. Each actor
portrays one good and one bad character.
anta Claus and the North Pole elves Her good one is North Pole elf, Cranberry,
S are familiar characters at and her bad one is South Pole elf, Crumble.
Christmastime. But will the Claus “They’re polar opposites,” said Martin.
family lose control of Christmas “Cranberry’s bubbly and kind of clueless
when the North and South Pole residents about what’s going on. Crumble’s sassy and
start feuding? the sidekick of the main evil character, Crys-
The answer’s in Encore Theatrical Arts tal. Most of the characters I play are like
Photo by Linda Helms
Project’s (ETAP) production of “The Tale of Cranberry; Crumble doesn’t fit my person-
Two Santas.” This Broadway-style, holiday ality, but it’s cool getting to play something
extravaganza features local girls, ages 9-18. different.”
Brandon Kalbaugh wrote and will narrate Anna McQuitty, of Freedom High, plays
the show, and the cast of 35 has rehearsed Noel and Crystal. “At the North Pole, I’m
since August. the gentle, kind Noel — Santa’s daughter,
“They’ve worked tirelessly to get this fan- who’s about to become the first, female
tastic production together,” said director Santa,” said McQuitty. “But brewing in the
and choreographer Raynor van der Merwe. South Pole, my opposite, Crystal, has plans Encore’s ‘The Tale of Two Santas’ provides a host of dance numbers.
“It’s taken lots of sacrifice and dedication, of her own to take over the North Pole. It’s
but we want them to be interesting working each other, so I don’t have to play the same
triple threats — able to with these two ex- More role, the whole time.”
She also likes the reindeer costumes she
act, dance and sing. I’m
looking forward to it,
“They’ve worked tremes.”
Calling the show “ex-
❖ Saturday, Dec. 12, at 5 and 8 p.m., and and the others wear for the “Reindeer”
Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2, 5 and 8 p.m., at Free-
and people come back
each year to see it.”
tirelessly to get this citing, suspenseful and
great Christmas enter-
dom Theatre, 25450 Riding Center Drive in
dance number. “We wear antlers with a vel-
vet jacket and a tail, so it’s really cute,” she
She said attendees fantastic production tainment,” McQuitty ❖ Friday, Dec. 18, at 8 p.m.; Saturday,
Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. and 2, 5 and 8 p.m.; and
said. “The choreography is more challeng-
ing than other dances and the music’s en-
will hear their favorite, said “Blue Skies” is her Sunday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. and 2 and 5
holiday songs, includ- together.” favorite number. “It has p.m., at Richard J. Ernst Cultural Commu- thusiastic, so I feel good doing it. We’re all
nity Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike in close-knit and it shows when we perform;
ing some different ar- — Raynor van der Merwe, a distinct style of Annandale. and I think it’s amazing how doing what I
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ing a tune and being in warding,” she said. “It or call 703-222-5511; Girl Scout and group face.”
the holiday spirit.” challenges you and makes you really work.” rates are available. Chantilly senior Sarena Hutzell especially
The South Pole set look icy in white and Chantilly senior Katelyn Palmer likes “the likes the rag dolls costumes, with red-yarn
blue, while the North Pole set is in red, white feeling you get on stage, performing for an hair, plaid dresses and green tights. Her fa-
and green. There’s a train depot, sweet audience, and they enjoy it.” She said this Dancing since age 2, Centreville junior vorite number is “Sing a Little Song” be-
shoppe, elf quarters and a bridge so, be- show has new dances and her favorite is Katie Dudzik plays North Pole elf, Ginger, cause “we dance with gift boxes and it’s like
sides the musical numbers, said van der “Dig that Crazy Santa Claus” because “the and South Pole elf, Snap, who’s “mad to be a Rockettes number. The plot’s funny and
Merwe, “It’ll also be colorful and visually music is energetic and upbeat. We wear trapped at the South Pole while all the North interesting, the choreography is really good,
exciting.” South Pole elf costumes in different shades Pole elves have the good life.” Dudzik is the costumes are amazing and the sets are
Westfield High sophomore Grace Martin of blue.” pleased because “they’re such a contrast to beautiful,” said Hutzell.
Festival of Lights and Carols Ushers In Holidays
From Page 3 long time, and we’ll sing here until nobody
wants us to sing anymore.”
male chorus that practices at Following the concert, Lederer and the
Fairfax High School, started the cer- six other City Council members gathered
Photo by Justin Fanizzi/The Connection
emony with a half-hour long perfor- in front of the Jubil-Aires’ tent to light the
mance of Christmas favorites such as tree. Lederer invited all of the children in
“Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells.” The attendance to come to the front and help
Jubil-Aires were supposed to be ac- him with a countdown, and at zero, the tree
companied by the Good News Ring- was lit to a round of mitten-muffled ap-
ers bell choir, but due to the snow, plause.
the musicians could not bring their “It’s just a lovely small-town Norman
instruments outdoors. Rockwell approach to start the holidays,”
“Last year, the snow was falling on said Nancy Rosene of Fairfax. “The setting
our faces, and it is that way again this is just perfect.”
year, so they have a tent for us but
we always look forward to it,” Jubil- The Jubil-Aires perform Christmas
Aire Director Tom Meier said. “We’ve Carols at Saturday's Tree Lighting
been asked by the city to do this for a in the City of Fairfax.
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Opposing Public lic option workable, the logical
next step will be to force every-
at age 50 or have a PAP smear ev-
ery other year, unless she was
we accept the mediocrity of a pub-
lic option and the rationing that
Option one into the public option and to
ration health care. In that case, it
forced to due to the rationing of
I urge everyone to ask his or her
To the Editor: would become illegal for individu- 6. With the current health care congressmen to vote against any
I am extremely concerned about als to pay out of their own pock- bills, the elderly and disabled in bill that includes a public option, Editor & Publisher
the bill that the House recently ets for health care, which is the particular will be left behind. It is or, at a minimum, to ensure that Mary Kimm
passed and the one that the Sen- current system in Canada and appalling that both bills will raid the public option is not forced
ate is currently debating regard- causes thousands of Canadians to Medicare as partial payment for upon anyone. One can read the
ing health care reform. The fact seek health care in the U.S. each health care reform. The elderly current health care bills and find
Editor in Chief
that the bills require that every- year. and disabled paid into Medicare contact information for senators Managing Editors
one be covered by health insur- 4. Rationing would ruin health during their entire working lives, and representatives on the Tho-
Steve Hibbard, Michael O’Connell,
ance and that a public option be care in this country and now a significant portion of mas Web site: http:// Photography:
provided will either bankrupt the as we know it be- that money will be diverted to a thomas.loc.gov/home/
Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft,
country or destroy our health care
system, which many people from Letters cause caps would system that in itself will be detri- thomas.html. Art/Design:
Geovani Flores, Laurence Foong,
have to be placed on mental to the elderly due to ration- John Heinly, Wayne Shipp,
other countries currently flock to the salaries of doc- ing. Under rationing, the elderly Kristina E. Paquette John Smith
because their own government- tors and nurses, leading to even will be considered “too old” for Springfield
run programs provide such poor bigger shortages and causing the expensive tests that in limited sup-
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The following are the main lynchpin of our top-notch care, to Even if they have the money to pay Circulation Manager:
points of my argument: seek other careers. Under ration- for the tests themselves, it will do Write Ann Oliver
1. The funding discussed in the ing, it will take months or years to no good because it will be illegal The Connection welcomes
current bills is nowhere close to get expensive tests such as MRIs. for them to pay out of their own views on any public issue.
what will be required to provide a People will die in droves as their pockets. The deadline for all Peter Labovitz
public option for the millions of cancer or other illnesses kill them In my opinion, health care re-
material is noon Friday. President/CEO
people who will flock to it. The Letters must be signed.
while they wait for tests or treat- form should be limited to chang- Include home address and Mary Kimm
taxes and debt that will have to ment. Isn’t it better to go bankrupt ing the regulation of the health home and business numbers.
Publisher/Chief Operating Officer
be incurred to make it workable paying for health care that is avail- insurance industry to make the Letters are routinely edited email@example.com
will be enormous and bankrupt for libel, grammar, good
able than to die waiting for ra- system more fair and to keep costs taste and factual errors. Send Jerry Vernon
the country. tioned care? down. Including a public option Executive Vice President
2. There is a severe shortage of 5. The stage is already being set would be devastating for our coun-
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Camps & Schools
Florence Y. Ahn of James Robinson residential program for gifted students School of Agriculture at Virginia Tech rus on Nov. 14 at Centreville High
Secondary School has been named as a interested in agriculture and natural on June 28 to July 25. Iko, a senior from School. Of those who auditioned, 17 PVI
Semifinalist in the 2010 National Merit resources. Woodson High School, was one of 96 students were chosen for District Cho-
Scholarship Program. rising junior and senior high school stu- rus. Those students are Kelly Bui,
Jun Hong Kim of Fairfax gradu- dents from across the commonwealth Gabriella Cagampan, Dana Chess- GO GREEN
James Caron of Trinity Christian ated from the 2009 Governor’s School of selected to participate in the month-long man, Eric Dinh, Lauren Dore,
School has been named as a Semifinal- Agriculture at Virginia Tech on June 28 summer residential program for gifted Dominick Gilbert, Allison Heinz,
ist in the 2010 National Merit to July 25. Kim, a junior from Thomas students interested in agriculture and Katie Kondas, Michael
Scholarship Program. Jefferson High School, was one of 96 natural resources. Kruczkowski, Anna Lee, Julianna
rising junior and senior high school stu- Lopez, Ashley Muskett, Frances
Timothy Yang of Fairfax graduated dents from across the commonwealth Anurag Bhatnagar of Fairfax Palaszczuk, Nicole Perroots,
from the 2009 Governor’s School of selected to participate in the month-long graduated from the 2009 Governor’s Rachelle Robertello, Rebecca
Agriculture at Virginia Tech on June 28 summer residential program for gifted School of Agriculture at Virginia Tech Rozmajzl and Margaret
to July 25. Yang, a senior from Woodson students interested in agriculture and on June 28 to July 25. Bhatnagar, a se- Slovenkay. Two alternates were also
High School, was one of 96 rising jun- natural resources. nior from Fairfax High School, was one chosen: Bethany Sansaver and
ior and senior high school students from of 96 rising junior and senior high Brian Ruiz. The performance will be
across the commonwealth selected to Nkechinyerem Iko of Fairfax Twenty Paul VI Catholic High School Feb. 20 at Woodson High School, with
participate in the month-long summer graduated from the 2009 Governor’s students auditioned for District XI Cho- the time to be announced.
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Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax Calendar
Nutcracker To have community events listed, send
to email@example.com or
In A Nutshell call 703-778-9416 with questions. Dead-
line for calendar listings is two weeks
prior to event.
Leinz Dances as
Saturday Dec. 19th at 3:00pm & 7:30pm Nutcracker’s Clara
Sunday Dec. 20th at 3:00pm THURSDAY/DEC. 10
ake Braddock Second-
JP McDermott and Western Bop.
Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall
and Arts Center
At NOVA Alexandria Campus
$10. 8-10 p.m., at The Old Town
Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax.
$10. Beginner lessons at 7:30 p.m.
Issa and Leslie Alexander. 8 p.m.
L ary School freshman
Kailey Leinz, 14, will
dance the role of Clara
in the Ballet Arts Ensemble of
Fairfax’s (BAE) per-
Call for More Info: 703-273-5344 Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., formance of “Nut-
Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or
cracker in a Nut-
shell” on Saturday,
GMU Graduate Student
Conductors Concert. 8 p.m. Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. and
George Mason University Concert
Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 7:30 p.m., and on Sun-
Free. 703-993-8794. day, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. at
GMU Players Mainstage #2: Room the Rachel M. Schlesinger
Service. 8 p.m. George Mason
University TheaterSpace, 4400 Concert Hall at Northern Vir-
University Drive, Fairfax. $12 adult, ginia Community College’s Al-
$8 students and seniors. 703-993- exandria campus at 3001 N.
Chess Club. 3:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Beauregard St. Tickets for the
Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, holiday classic are $20 and are
Burke. Learn the rules and strategy, available in advance by calling
play the game. Age 6-14. 703-644-
7333. 703-273-5344. Tickets will also
be available at the door.
FRIDAY/DEC. 11 For more information on “Nut-
Navy Band Brass Quintet. 8 p.m.
cracker in a Nutshell,” The Center
Fairfax Old Town Hall, 3999 for Ballet Arts or The Ballet Arts En-
University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 202- semble of Fairfax, visit
433-2525 or Lake Braddock
www.thecenterforballetarts.com or call
Pianist George Winston’s “The 703-273-5344. student Kailey
Winter Show.” 8 p.m. at George Leinz as Clara
Mason University Center for the Arts
Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive,
Fairfax. Adults $21-$42. Youth
through grade 12, half price when
accompanied by an adult. Charge by a photo session with St. Nick,
phone at 888-945-2468 or storytelling and a visit to the Little University Drive, Fairfax. $12 adult,
www.gmu.edu/cfa. Shoppe. This event is free of charge $8 students and seniors. 703-993-
www.georgewinston.com. and open to the community but RSVP 8794.
The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel, to SaintNick@BurkePresChurch.org A Celtic Christmas with Síor-Óg
by Aztec Two-Step at 7 p.m. An or phoneºour office at 703-764-0456. and Friends. 8 p.m. at theSPACE,
Evening with Pat McGee and Colby Hosted by Burke Presbyterian Church on the plaza in Old Town Plaza, 3955
James at 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, at 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.
227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255- www.BurkePresChurch.org. Sponsored by the City of Fairfax
1566 or jamminjava.com. Lopez Studios, Inc. Annual Commission on the Arts. Free
Mason Dance Company December Christmas Concert with admittance. Free parking available in
Concert. 8 p.m. George Mason Recording Artist Victor at 2 the Plaza’s garage. 703-963-5979 or
University Harris Theater, 4400 p.m. The Hint at 6 p.m. Bob, Almost firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, Kings, OurAfter, Screaming at the A Visit to Santa’s Workshop. 1 p.m.
$10 students and senior. 703-993- Silence and Uncrowned at 9 p.m. and 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional
8794. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax.
GMU Players Mainstage #2: Room Vienna. 703-255-1566 or Kaydee Puppets presents a family
Service. 2 p.m. George Mason jamminjava.com. holiday program. All ages. 703-293-
University TheaterSpace, 4400 A 1940s Christmas Homecoming. 6227.
University Drive, Fairfax. $12 adult, 6 p.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, Gifts That Give Hope Alternative
$8 students and seniors. 703-993- 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. A Gift Fair, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Truro
8794. drama about a WWII soldier who is Church, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Free
attempting to be home in time for admission. Find meaningful gifts
Christmas to surprise his family. from nonprofit organizations that
SATURDAY/DEC. 12 Refreshments will be served. 703- give hope and help to needy people.
Our Daily Bread Holiday Food 383-1170 or www.jccag.org. Sponsored by the Giving Circle of
Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next to Laurel Ridge Elementary Holiday HOPE. To learn more, call 703-608-
Safeway at Courthouse Plaza, 10376 Craft Fair. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 10110 2231 or visit
Willard Way, Fairfax City. Proceeds Commonwealth Blvd., Fairfax. Free www.giftsthatgivehope.org/fairfax.
to benefit Annandale Christian admission. DAGuerzon@aol.com.
Community in Action (ACCA)/ Mason Dance Company December
Fairfax Presbyterian Church Concert. 8 p.m. George Mason SUNDAY/DEC. 13
www.our-daily-bread.org. University Harris Theater, 4400 Dan Bern. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227
The WB&A Chapter of the TCA University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $18. 703-255-
Annual Christmas Toy Train $10 students and senior. 703-993- 1566 or jamminjava.com.
Show. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Shriners 8794 A 1940s Christmas Homecoming. 6
Kena Temple, 9001 Arlington Blvd. A Canadian Brass Christmas. 8 p.m. at Jubilee Christian Center,
Train doctor, all scales, parts, new p.m. George Mason University 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. 703-
and collectables, and Santa on site. Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, 383-1170 or www.jccag.org.
Admission $5 adults, children under Fairfax. $24-$48. Youth through GMU Symphony Orchestra and
12 and military free. grade 12 half price. Pre-Performance Choruses Holiday Concert. 7
www.wbachapter.org or contact Pete Discussion held 45 minutes prior to p.m. George Mason University
Jackson at 703-455-6154 or the performance. 703-993-8794 Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive,
Kenameet@wbachapter.org FOHA Charity Dog Wash. 11 a.m.-3 Fairfax. $20 adult, $15 students and
Christmas Cantata: Unto Us a p.m. at Bark ‘N Bubbles Dog Wash of seniors. 703-993-8794.
Child is Born. 6 p.m. at Greater Fairfax, 11725 Lee Hwy, #A-17A, GMU Players Mainstage #2: Room
Little Zion Baptist Church, 10185 Fairfax. Half of every wash goes to Service. 2 p.m. George Mason
Zion Drive, Fairfax. Traditional and support Friends of Homeless University TheaterSpace, 4400
contemporary music, interpretive Animals. 703-352-WASH or University Drive, Fairfax. $12 adult,
dance and readings. Fellowship www.barknbubblesdogwash.com/ $8 students and seniors. 703-993-
reception to follow. 703-764-9111. fairfax. 8794.
Breakfast with St. Nick. 9-11a.m. GMU Players Mainstage #2: Room
Includes continental breakfast, Service. 8 p.m. George Mason
seasonal craft making, carol singing, University TheaterSpace, 4400 See Calendar, Page 11
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Calendar 3 University Mall Theatres
located at University Mall, Fairfax (273-7111)
Route 123 & Braddock Road, Lower Level
From Page 10 www.ticketmaster.com. Winter. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax
The Click Five. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Regional Library, 10360 North St.,
Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 Fairfax. Stories & activities. Age 3-5
MONDAY/DEC. 14 advance/ $18 day of show. 703-255- with adult. 703-293-6227.
Rory Block. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 1566 or jamminjava.com. One-Man Band Holiday Show. 7
227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703- GMU Center for Consciousness p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke
255-1566 or jamminjava.com. and Transformation: The Lake Road, Burke. Clap and sing
November 30 – December 23, 2009
PAL Reading Visits. 4:30 p.m. Burke Science of Happiness. 6:30 p.m. along as Peter McCory plays holiday
Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak
Road, Burke. Read to a trained
at the Old Town Hall, 3999
University Drive, Fairfax. Psychology
songs. All ages. 703-978-5600.
Writers’ Roundtable. 6 p.m. Pohick
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Large 1 Adult $13 00*(save $6.50)
happiness. Light supper included. other writers. Adults. 703-644-7333.
$20 per person. cct.gmu.edu/events. Popcorn* Admission* 2 Admissions, Large
TUESDAY/DEC. 15 Needlework Group. 10:30 a.m. Popcorn, 2 Med. Sodas!
With this Coupon. NOT VALID ON TUESDAY With this Coupon.
Lake Braddock Combined Choirs Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds With this Coupon. Good
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Secondary * With coupon, not valid with any other offer, one per person per visit.
Spectacular. 7 p.m.
at the George Mason
University Patriot Center.
Jammin’ Created cultured gemstones in fine
Maple Ave. E., jewelry at an exceptional value.
Vienna. $15. 703-
jamminjava.com. BAE dancers
Book Discussion Group.
7 p.m. Burke Centre in ‘Nut-
Library, 5935 Freds Oak cracker in a
Road, Burke. Call for Nutshell.’
title. Adults. Call for
title. Adults. 703-249-
Group. 11 a.m. Kings
Park Library, 9000
Burke Lake Road,
Burke. “The Good
Thief” by Hannah
Tinti. Adults. 703-978-
5600. Receive 25% OFF Ticketed Items* with this ad
Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. *some exclusions apply.
Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Oak Road, Burke. Bring a THURSDAY/DEC. 17
Road, Burke. “The Vanishing Act of project to work on in the company of 1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo &
Esme Lennox” by Maggie O’Farrell. fellow needlecrafters. Adults. Call for Friends. 7 p.m. At the George
Tales for Twos: Baby, It’s Cold
Outside. 10:30 a.m. Pohick
title. Adults. 703-249-1520.
Hidden Ponds Nature Program.
4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935
Mason University Patriot Center,
4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-
3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.
Five Star Jewelers
Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Freds Oak Road, Burke. Includes Fairfax High School Music
Road, Burke. Stories, fingerplays and dissection of a rotting log; be aware Department Winter Concert. Burke Centre Shopping Center
activities about winter weather. Age in case of mold allergies. Ages 6-12 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 5765-S Burke Centre Pkwy. • Burke, VA 22015
24-35 months with adult. 703-644- with parent. Call for title. Adults. 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Orchestra
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Research Assistance. 6-7:30 p.m. and Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.
WEDNESDAY/DEC. 16 Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Free. www.fhschorus.net. Hours: Mon-Fri 10-7, Sat 10-6
Radio City Rockettes Christmas Oak Road, Burke. Adults. Call for Starlight, Starbright. 10:30 a.m. Sun 12-4 (Dec 13 & 20)
Spectacular. 7 p.m. at the George title. Adults. 703-249-1520. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds
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Rams Adopt Blue Collar Philosophy
Putting hard work “We’re going to do the
over flashy plays, dirty work. Dive on the
Rams hope hustle can floor for rebounds, steal
lead team to victory. the ball and stuff like
Photo by Reed S. Albers/The Connection
By Reed S. Albers — Matt Zanelatto
up to inexperience on the varsity team.
he Robinson boys’ basketball “We’re a young team,” Nelson said. “We
T team isn’t looking to beat its
opponents with slick outside
shooting or flashy playmaking
in the 2009-10 season, instead its players
plan to take a more blue-collar approach to
don’t have seniors starting. Both of our se-
nior players are out with injuries.”
The roster features three sophomores and
eight juniors, many of whom are just get-
ting acclimated to varsity-level play.
the game. “We’re relying on a lot of guys who don’t
“We’re not going to win games by shoot- have a lot of varsity experience,” Nelson
ing three-point shots all night or running said. “We showed a lot of signs of positive
complex offenses,” said junior forward Matt things [against South County] … but we
Zanelatto. “We’re going to do the dirty work. have to learn how to win games.”
Dive on the floor for rebounds, steal the ball Senior Mike Creighton, who is currently
C.J. Cleaves, Matt Zanelatto, Mike Creighton are hoping their ‘blue
and stuff like that.” sidelined with an injury he received during
collar’ approach to basketball can help the Robinson Rams this sea-
Through two games this season, the Rams the football season, said he’s liked what he’s
are off to a 0-4 start, not exactly what head seen from his younger teammates.
coach Brian Nelson had in mind, but the South County. guys in double figures for points and re- “When we started the season, there wasn’t
tough style of play is starting to reap some “Our effort level in the second game was bounds.” a lot of enthusiasm,” Creighton said. “But
rewards. better [than the first game] and we played The Rams other two losses came courtesy after the past three games, the young play-
After opening the season on Dec. 2 with together,” said junior forward C.J. Cleaves. of Mountain View on Dec. 4 (56-83), and ers have stepped up.”
a 61-45 loss to Yorktown, the Rams posted “We shared the ball and no one person was Langley on Dec. 8 (47-63).
a stronger effort in a Dec. 5, 87-67 loss to really leading in scoring. We had multiple Nelson said the losses can also be chalked See Blue Collar, Page 16
Cavs Overcome Early Adversity Robinson Girls
Start Season Hot
Woodson starts season 2-1 despite injury The Robinson girls’ basketball
team charged out to a 3-0 start in
to starting guard, junior John Schoof. the 2009-10 basketball season this
unscathed. In a meeting with fellow Fairfax The Rams recorded wins over
hat could have been a disastrous
Yorktown (58-37) and Battlefield
W start to the 2009-10 season for
the W.T. Woodson boys’ basket-
ball team, turned into a strong weekend
school Paul VI, a poor shooting effort and
17 turnovers played a key role in a 60-36
loss to the Panthers.
“The game was a bit closer than the score
(63-23) and Langley (42-34), with
Pa r t o n e n
performance and confidence booster for
head coach Doug Craig. suggests,” Craig said. “But in the last two Week in Sports leading the
quarters, Paul VI just blew us out.” scoring with
Just minutes into a routine drill on the
The Cavaliers, however, aren’t going to 14 points in
first day of practice, junior guard John
let an early season loss to one of the area’s the Yorktown game.
Schoof injured his ankle, putting the 6-foot
top private schools take away from the The Rams next three games are
5-inch guard out for what Craig said will
team’s strong performances without Schoof. against Fairfax on Dec. 11, West
be a “couple of months.”
“Early out-of-division games are like glo- Springfield on Dec. 15 and Lake
“We’re facing some early adversity,” Craig
rified scrimmages,” Craig said. “You want Braddock on Dec. 18.
said. “Losing [Schoof] is big, but we have
the players to get past it. We’ll be fine.” to win them, but you’re still learning about
Although the early injury spoiled some your team at that point. The division play
later on matters the most.”
of the good vibes the Cavaliers had going
into their home opener this past weekend, On Tuesday, the Cavs faced local rival And Basketball
those feelings returned when Woodson de- Fairfax and won 70-59, but the season’s Students looking for a cheap date
feated Woodbridge 52-41 on Dec. 2 at the early stages won’t get any easier for the or a fun event to enjoy on Friday,
Red Jenkins Tip-off Tournament. Cavaliers. Woodson will face Bishop Dec. 18 should look no further than
Senior Max Lenox scored 22 points, as- O’Connell on Dec. 9, followed by the team’s a doubleheader basketball match
Junior guard John Schoof, seen sisted on four baskets, captured eight re- first Patriot District match with Lake
here in a game last season, injured between rivals Lake Braddock and
bounds and stole five balls in the win. Braddock on Dec. 11. Robinson.
his ankle during a routine practice “We were as crisp as we’d like to be all “We want a tough schedule early on,”
drill. His absence from the team is At the upcoming Lake Braddock
season,” Craig said. “It was a strong game Craig said. “It helps you get ready for later
one of the first hurdles the for us.” in the season.” See Week, Page 16
Woodson boys must face this year. The Cavaliers didn’t escape the weekend — Reed S. Albers
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Sound of Music Spreads Holiday Cheer
Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs for
patients at Inova Fairfax Children’s Hospital.
By Justin Fanizzi According to Inova Fairfax Children’s Hos-
Photo by Justin Fanizzi/The Connection
The Connection pital Administrator David Goldberg, concert
promotion company Live Nation, the spon-
ith a stage full of pyrotech- sor of the orchestra’s current tour, was re-
W nics and laser lights, the 30- sponsible for bringing the show to the hos-
member Trans-Siberian Or- pital. Goldberg said that a former hospital
chestra is used to playing in employee that works at Live Nation reached
front in 20,000 people. However, the musi- out to the hospital as part of the company’s
cians proved that even at a smaller venue, commitment to community outreach, offer-
their show can be ing a chance to see
just as powerful. the orchestra.
A stripped-down “It’s always a really good I n i t i a l l y,
version of the inter- Goldberg said that
nationally-famous feeling to do a show like only a few mem-
orchestra played a
set at Inova Fairfax
this because we know bers of the orches-
tra had signed on to
The stripped-down orchestra has four backing vocalists.
Dec. 8 for the pa-
what it means to [the play. The group had
played a show the
tients of the
patients].” previous night in
Tampa, Fla. and
great people, but great citizens as well.” Hebb, 15. “The girls we on point, the gui-
After a five-song set that included “This tarists and other singers were great. Every-
and its physicians.
— Chris Caffery, orchestra member Tuesday was their
Christmas Day,” the bluesy “Good King Joy” body just did a great job. I’d love to see them
The show, which scheduled day off. and a holiday-season take on Pachelbel’s play again.”
was also broadcast to every room in the Once word spread through their troupe “Canon,” all of the group’s members stayed The orchestra continued its generosity the
hospital, treated the audience to the about the show, however, more quickly to meet the children and sign autographs. following day, inviting former Children’s
orchestra’s take on Christmas favorites. joined the lineup and 11 members, com- The band handed out tour books, jackets, Hospital patients and their families to their
“It’s always a really good feeling to do a prised of two guitarists, two keyboardists T-shirts and guitar picks and posed for pic- show at the Verizon Center in Washington,
show like this because we know what it and seven vocalists performed. tures. One child even gave an impromptu a D.C. for free. The children were transported
means to [the patients],” orchestra mem- “We, in our society, aren’t as generous as cappella performance at the urging of one to the show in the hospital’s “Bus of
ber Chris Caffery said. “If there’s something we can be,” Goldberg said. “To make time of the members. The entire experience, the Dreams,” and at the show, were brought on
we can do to make them feel better, we’ll to do something great for our children on children said, was one to remember. stage to help introduce the band with
do it.” their day off shows that they are not only “I thought it was great,” said Kadejah Goldberg.
Wash Opens in
ark ‘N Bubbles of Fairfax, a
B self-service dog wash, re-
cently opened a new loca-
tion at 11725 Lee Highway, #A-
17A, in Fairfax. The company of-
fers waist-high tubs, all-natural
g a n i c
Business Notes shampoos
variety of grooming tools, towels
and pet-friendly air dryers. For
more information about the busi-
ness, visit That’s a Lot of Bras At its new store in
Fairfax, ZIPS Dry
Nickie Johnson, a groomer at the new Bark ‘N Bubbles Cleaners laundered
location in Fairfax, works with a Bichon/Shitzsu mix 16,000 of bras on Wednesday, Oct. 28 as part of
named Teddy. the Bras Across DC event that took place on
Friday, Oct. 30. Members of The Kane Radio Show
College Notes on Hot 99.5 hooked together all of the bras and
Norman Jacobowitz of Fairfax is Timothy Slagle of Fairfax received Liberal Arts and Human Sciences during strung them around the reflecting pool from the
the recipient of a $5,000 Inova Ad- a bachelor of arts degree in English Virginia Tech’s fall commencement cer- WWII Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial to help
vanced Practice scholarship from from the College of Liberal Arts and emony on Dec. 19, 2008, in Cassell raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.
Marymount University. Jacobowitz is Human Sciences during Virginia Tech’s Coliseum.
enrolled in Marymount’s Master of Sci- fall commencement ceremony on Dec. Once the event was over, the bras were donated
ence in Nursing, Family Nurse 19, 2008, in Cassell Coliseum. Huy Tran of Fairfax received a bach- to the American Cancer Society. ZIPS is located at
Practitioner program. Jacobowitz is elor of science degree in biological 10966 Fairfax Blvd. in Fairfax.
working as a psychiatry liaison at Inova Harris Squires of Fairfax received sciences from the College of Science dur-
Fairfax Hospital while completing his a bachelor of arts degree in interna- ing Virginia Tech’s fall commencement
degree. tional studies from the College of ceremony on Dec. 19, 2008.
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THIS IS “MARLEY” News
D.O.B. March 1, 2003, Pug, Spayed
Female, 15 lbs. Here she is…ready-made
for any family. Marley is so sweet, loves
other dogs, cats, any size people and life
in general. She’s always happy and will do
her best to make sure you are. She’s totally
housebroken and even though she’s not as
10 Years for City Robbery
spry as she was when she was a young- From Page 3 and locked the door so no customers could get in or
ster, she still tries to give you a good show. out,” said Lee. “His role was essential to the opera-
Her previous owners had to give her up
due to an unexpected move and Marley is
“We feel Mr. Turrentine’s participation in this was tion and his involvement was not lesser than Dipaolo’s
excited to meet the next family she can less than the others,” he said. “He was a lookout. He or Berkwit’s.”
show all her love to. Call us today to find didn’t brandish a firearm and didn’t abduct any of Then, addressing Turrentine directly, Lee said, “The
out more about this sweetheart. Attributes: the workers. We believe his sentence should be more store clerks could have been murdered, and you have
Perfect little lap pal! in line with Mr. Berkwit’s. Mr. Turrentine doesn’t have a record of increasing violence. You made a choice to
HUMANE SOCIETY OF FAIRFAX COUNTY the same, extensive, criminal history as Mr. Berkwit adopt the criminal lifestyle, and now you have to pay
Hours: Monday-Friday 10-4 and Saturday 10-3 • www.hsfc.org and, in comparison with [him], was not as culpable.” a price for that.”
4057 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030 • 703-385-7387 But Terwilliger said the sentence should reflect the Lee then imposed the sentence recommended by
seriousness of the offense. Furthermore, he said, Terwilliger, with the three years and seven years run-
“This defendant, unlike Mr. Berkwit, has never ac- ning consecutively to each other, for 10 years total.
cepted any responsibility for his actions. After this He also placed Turrentine on five years supervised
COMMUNITIES OF WORSHIP robbery, this defendant burglarized another release and ordered him to immediately pay a $300
GameStop store. Then he was subsequently arrested special assessment and to eventually pay $5,735 res-
for [allegedly] participating in a home-invasion rob- titution to GameStop, along with his co-conspirators.
bery in Prince William County in which someone Turrentine must pay at least $100/month, beginning
got shot.” 60 days after his release from prison, and participate
“The public needs to be protected, and the defen- in any drug and mental-health treatment his proba-
dant, deterred, from this type of behavior,” said the tion officer requires.
prosecutor. “There’s a pattern of increasingly hos-
tile behavior. [Turrentine’s] role was similar to that AFTERWORD, outside the courtroom, Jenkins said
of James Dipaolo, crucial to the success of this Turrentine still disagreed with the jury’s guilty ver-
crime.” Terwilliger then asked Lee to sentence dict and denied knowing that an armed robbery was
Turrentine to three years in prison for the robbery taking place. “They planned to steal things, but he
and conspiracy, plus the seven-year mandatory mini- had no idea a gun would come out,” said Jenkins.
mum for the firearm charge. “And he was the first to cooperate with law enforce-
Messiah United Methodist Church Ultimately, the judge had the final word, after ment and identified the other participants. Ten years
703-569-9862 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield Turrentine declined to speak before learning his pun- is a long time for someone as young as he is and all
(near West Springfield High School) ishment. “The defendant was a lookout and a de- for some video games. He didn’t get any of the
Please join us for www.messiahumc.org coy, was involved in the theft of items from the store money.”
Christmas Eve Services.
5 pm—A family friendly worship service.
7 pm—A youth led worship service.
9 & 11 pm—A family carol and candlelight service with
holy communion. Twenty minutes before the 9 & 11 pm
service, beautiful music will be play by harp,
Meals Tax Voted Down
handbells and cello. From Page 3 sibility of a meals tax at several times already, in-
Jubilee cluding during the supervisors’ group retreat and
Assembly of God
Jubilee Christian Center Christian Center countywide special election. Given that Hyland has through a board matter Hyland brought to a few
703-383-1170 Celebrating the Sounds of Freedom
Realtime Worship - Sunday 8:45 & 11 AM
known about the county budget forecast for months, months ago.
Fairfax Assembly of God
703-591-4284 Sunday School 10:10 AM
Sunday Evening - 6:30 PM Youth Meeting
they also questioned why the Democrat had not rec- “Each time we have raised this, there has been some
Way of Faith Assembly of God
Family Night - Wednesday 7:15 PM
Call for Sunday Evening Worship Home Group Schedule
ommended putting a meals tax on the November reason not to discuss it,” said Hudgins.
visit our website: www.jccag.org general election ballot. Under Virginia law, most counties must conduct a
Baptist 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax
Braddock Missionary ... 703-830-4125
Bill Frasnelli, PASTOR 703-383-1170
“Experience the Difference”
“I will not support doing this as a special election. voter referendum on the issue of a meals tax in order
Calvary Hill…703-323-1347 It is just too costly,” said Frey. to implementing it. But governing bodies in towns,
Fairfax Circle…703-573-7372 Non-Denominational A few of the four remaining Democrats who voted cities and some urban counties have the ability to
Greater Little Zion…703-764-9111
Iglesia Bautista La Gran Comiscica...703-323-5858
Fair Oaks...703-631-1112 against Hyland’s proposal wanted to have more dis- implement a meals tax without a specific vote of ap-
Fairfax Church of Christ..703-631-2100
Judah Praise Fellowship Christian...703-758-1456 Fairfax Community Church... cussion on the matter of a meals tax referendum proval from the public.
Northern Virginia Primitive Baptist...703-255-0637 703-323-0110
Sovereign Grace Church...703-691-0600
before voting on the proposal. The result is that Fairfax, where a meals tax over-
Bible Jesus Christ Crucified...703-385-9015 Given that there was no chance for a more in-depth whelmingly failed in 1993, has fewer revenue op-
Bancroft Bible Church... 703-425-3800 Metropolitian Community Church
703-691-0930 discussion, some board members felt uncomfortable tions than some surrounding jurisdictions. Elected
Catholic Salvation Army...703-385-9700 voting for Hyland’s proposal, even though they might officials in the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church,
St. Leo the Great Catholic... 703-273-5369 Shepherd’s Heart...703-385-4833
St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church... Word of Life Church International... have supported a meals tax referendum overall. Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park have all passed
St. Paul Catholic Chruch... 703-968-3010 “I think this has been brought up too abruptly. … meal taxes as well as those in Arlington County and
Pentecostal I want to make sure we have a package that could the towns of Herndon, Leesburg and Vienna have all
Coptic Orthodox The Greater Pentecostal Temple...
St. Mark...703-591-4444 703-385-9426
be presented that the restaurant and business com- passed taxes on restaurant meals without the hurdle
Disciples of Christ munity would believe is fair,” said Fairfax County of a referendum.
Fairfax Christian Church... 703-385-3520
Christ Presbyterian Chruch...703-278-8365 Chairman Sharon Bulova (D-At-large).
Episcopal Fairfax Presbyterian...703-273-5300 But Hudgins said the board had discussed the pos- — Julia O’Donoghue
Church of the Apostles
New Hope...703-385-9056 Bulletin Board
Jewish From Page 5 Loring Center, Room 1, 2334 Gallows Annual Holiday Party. 7-
Congregation of Olam tikvah... 703-425-1880 Seventh Day Adventist Road, Dunn Loring. Understanding 8:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of
Chabad Lubavitch...703-426-1980 Fairfax Seventh Day Adventist
703-978-3386 resources and developing a care the basics of curriculum programs for the Dunn Loring Admin
plan. Group meets on the students with autism, for parents of Center, 2334 Gallows Road,
Bethlehem Lutheran...703-978-3131 United Church of Christ second Thursday of every Fairfax County students receiving Dunn Loring. Enter through
Christ Lutheran...703-273-4094 Little River United month. Register at 703-896- special education services using door #1, go up the stairs/
Kings of Kings...703-378-7272 Church of Christ 7910. applied behavior analysis. elevator and turn right. All
Lord of Life...703-323-9500 703-978-3060 The Office of Special www.fcps.edu/dss/sei/ABA/ Providence local and state
Education Instruction index.htm elected officials have been
Bruen Chapel United...703-560-1665 Applied Behavior Analysis invited to join us. Finger food
Fairfax United...703-591-3120 Parent Workshop on and desserts will be served.
Pender United...703-278-8023 Curriculum Foundations. TUESDAY/DEC. 15 Free and handicapped
St. George’s United...703-385-4550 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Dunn Providence District Council accessible.
To Advertise Your Community of Worship, Call 703-917-6463
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Faith Paid Advertisement
U.S. Treasury Issues New Guidelines on
Send notes to the Connection at Short Sales to Help Homeowners
email@example.com or call
703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated The Government announced new guidelines earlier this week aimed at helping A Classic Brass Christmas
announcements should be submitted at homeowners in the short sale process. A Short Sale sometimes referred to as a Chorus w/ guests The Classical Brass Quintet
least two weeks prior to the event. “pay off” or “short pay”, is a transaction authorized by the mortgage company /
lender in which they agree to the sale of the home for less than the Seller owes Saturday, December 12, 7 pm
Chanukah Happening. Sunday, on the mortgage. As a part of the Short Sale, the Mortgage Company / lender With Choralis Youth Choirs
Dec. 13, 2-5 p.m., at the Jewish Commu- “usually” agrees to write-off / forgive the balance difference in order to avoid
greater losses of the mortgage loan that a foreclosure would cause. In order for Westminster Presbyterian Church
nity Center of Northern Virginia, 8900
Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Latkes the Seller to be pre-qualified for a short sale the Seller must be experiencing a 2701 Cameron Mills Rd., Alexandria, VA
financial hardship that meets the lender’s criteria.
and sufganiyot, Little Latke Lounge for Sunday, December 13, 7 pm
ages 2 and under, olive oil press, arts
and crafts, Chanukah story time and Over 10 million homeowners are upside down on their mortgages across the With Edison HS Concert Choir
song room, moon bounce, face painting,
U. S.; Dynamic Duo & Associates a local real estate company brokered by Falls Church Presbyterian Church
Coldwell Banker has helped many people struggling to obtain Short Sale
balloon artist and more. Bring a bag of 225 E. Broad Street (Rt. 7), Falls Church, VA
approval and are considered experts in the field. One of their clients’s referred
nonperishable items for the local food
to DDA as “Angels sent from GOD”. Over the past 3 years, DDA has SOLD
bank and/or a new toy to be donated to Tickets & info: www.choralis.org or 703 237-2499
over 920 properties with a specialization in Short Sales & Foreclosures.
those in need. $10 member families, ADVANCE PURCHASE RECOMMENDED
$18 non-member families. Joan Williamson, Partner of DDA states “historically, borrowers were typically
www.jccnv.org. issued an unsecured note for a portion of a deficiency amount. Imagine, going
A Celtic Christmas. Sunday, Dec.
13, 10 a.m., at Springfield Christian
Church, 5407 Backlick Road, Spring-
through a hardship of being forced to sell your home due to financial reasons
in order to avoid foreclosure and the lender then requires a deficiency pay-
ment on the balance”. “Under the new plan, borrowers are not only relived of
field. With the Springfield Christian and
the debt, but now... they will receive a bonus of $1,500 from the government
for selling their home for less than the mortgaged amount” says Racquel SAT./SUN. DEC. 12 & 13
Burke United Methodist combined Sharpton another Partner of the Dynamic Duo. The lender will also see a
choirs, assisted by Celtic ensemble Mys- bonus at $1,000 as an incentive.
tic Harmony on Celtic harp, flute,
keyboard, percussion and vocals. 703- “Often times negotiating a short sale can be a painstaking process. While the
354-4994. approval is gained from the primary lender, the 2nd lender can very well kill
the deal by requesting more than the primary lender will allow, which is typi-
Burke Presbyterian Church cally $3,000. The 2nd lien holder has been known to ask for as much as
events are open to everyone, at 5690 $25,000 or more” states Williamson. Under this new guideline, the mortgage
Oak Leather Drive, Burke. All events are holder can receive no more than $3,000 of the sale’s price in exchange for
free. Contact 703-764-0456 or releasing the lien. Another awesome guideline, and this is really where the
www.BurkePresChurch.org. assistance to home owners comes in...now if the lender accepts a Short Sale,
❖ Breakfast with St. Nick. 9 a.m. the Borrowers must be “fully released” from future liability of the debt. To qual-
on Saturday, Dec. 12. Pictures with St. ify under the new guidelines the property must be the homeowner’s principal
Nick, craft making and more. Reserve at residence; the home owner must be delinquent on the mortgage or close to
SaintNick@BurkePresChurch.org. defaulting on the loan; the loan must have been made before Jan. 1, 2009 and
❖ Christmas Eve Services on be for less than $729,750; and the borrowers’ total monthly mortgage payment
Thursday, Dec. 24, 5 p.m. Children’s must exceed 31 percent of their before-tax income. For additional informa-
Pageant with children’s and youth tion or to get started on a short sale, please contact DDA at 703-680-9551 or
choirs; 7:30 p.m. Candlelight Service email firstname.lastname@example.org
See Faith Notes, Page 16
7042 BALMORAL FOREST RD. • $949,000 • Sun. 12:30-5 p.m.
RE/MAX Allegiance • Zendle Carague • 571-213-7331
When you visit one of these Open Houses, tell the Realtor you saw it in this Connection
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Call Specific Agents to Confirm Dates & Times.
7042 BALMORAL FOREST RD.........$949,000..Sun. 12:30-5pm..........RE/MAX Allegiance..........Zendle Carague.....571-213-7331
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8506 FORRESTER BLVD..................$239,950..............Sun. 1-4 ......................... Weichert ... Kathleen Quintarelli.....703-862-8808
8325 WESLEYAN ST........................$495,000..............Sun. 1-4.................Long & Foster........Sally DiGiovanni.....703-919-5700
1299 DIFFICULT RUN CT..............$1,039,000............Sun. 12-4 ......................... Weichert...................Jin ONeill.....703-967-3399
8651 POPLAR GLEN CT...................$799,000..............Sun. 1-4......Prudential Carruthers......Mary Sammartino.....703-994-2661
1805 FAWNCREST CT.....................$739,901 ...............Sat. 1-4............RE/MAX Gateway.............Morgan Knull.....202-431-9867
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Chantilly/Oak Hill, Centreville/Clifton, Fairfax
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All listings due by Monday at 3 p.m.
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Blue Collar Approach
Zone 2: • Burke
• Fairfax • Springfield Employment Zone 2 Ad Deadline:
Wednesday 11 a.m.
TEACHERS & ASSISTANTS
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Nelson also mentioned that team captains don, VA is seeking F/T Teachers and As- NATIONAL CHILDRENS CENTER NATIONAL CHILDRENS CENTER
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Creighton also noted that it is crucial that Zanelatto and Creighton need to step up
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the senior class returns to the team and their game in order for the Rams to be suc-
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Of the 13-man roster, only four players said. “They’ve shown their experience
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live-ins, medical benefits offered.
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size with an immense amount of hustle and Robinson’s next game is against on Dec. Call Today: 703-750-6665
heart, the team can muscle through the 11 against Fairfax followed by a Dec. 15
tough Concorde District to a state tourna- bout with West Springfield.
Unusual opportunity to DENTAL ASSISTANT
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From Page 12
Internships available in Please email or fax your resume to
and Robinson Varsity Basketball
Challenge, students wearing a Burke Robinson Alum on reporting, photography, email@example.com, (703)250-2935. For
additional information call 703-250-5790
basketball shirt will be admitted in-
side the game free and receive a cou-
All-Region Team Opportunities for students,
James Madison University soccer de- MED-FIRST URGENT CARE
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Tip-off it set for 5:45 p.m. for the or Call: 703-503-1112
girls and 7:30 p.m. for the boys. Both Maykoski anchored a JMU defense
games will be played in the main gym that allowed just over goal per game
at Robinson Secondary School. (1.07 average) and recorded seven
shutouts. P/T RECEP’T/ADMIN ASST
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ment for boys and girls in the 8, 10,
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The event is Dec. 28, 29 and 30 in Ashburn Cascades
and will be at the Claude Moore Com- Potomac
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munity center from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30. 1 Herndon
The tournament features round- Dulles
Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. South McLean
robin competition and all teams are
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From Page 15
for the Phoenix Rising Meal Program at • Proven results. communication skills & attention to
with chancel and bell choirs; 11 p.m. Candlelight Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 detail. Dental Asst--x-ray cert &
and Communion Service with folk group and flute Franconia Road, Alexandria. Help serve bagged chairside exp needed. Admin Asst--
choir. meals to homeless people living along the Route computer (Excel, Word) & insurance
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Come see the Christmas Cantata, “Morn- the Fairfax County Parkway in Alexandria. All ages 703-917-6464 • Fax 703-917-0992 must have reliable transportation.
ing Star,” Dec. 13, 11 a.m., at Franconia United can help assemble the bag lunches and assist in E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Food Lion, LLC trading as
Bloom #2778, 7002 Columbia
Pike, Annandale, VA 22003.
The above establishment is
applying to the VIRGINIA
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CONTROL for a Beer/Wine off
premise license to sell or man-
ufacture alcoholic beverages.
Richard A James Treasurer
We consign/pay top $ for
antique/semi antique furn.
including mid century &
danish modern Teak
furniture, sterling, mens
watches, painting/art glass,
clocks, jewelry, costume
jewelry, etc. Call Schefer
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Monty Smith with his Lego Train display.
The full print editions of all 18
Trains Roll at Museum
Connection Newspapers are now From Page 4 it out before the parents.”
available on our Web Site in PDF format, While the train operators admittedly have
page by page, identical to our weekly pushing the snow off the track,” Mitulla the most fun at the displays they attend,
newsprint editions, including print said. “The kids love these trains because the show’s patrons were every bit as excited
advertising. Go to they can run with them, but the parents love for the trains. Most of the attendees were
www.ConnectionNewspapers.com them even more because the kids are so families with young children and, accord-
and click on “Print Editions.” tired out, they fall asleep in the car ride ing to those parents, the event was worth
home.” the price of admission.
Monty Smith, 19, has been displaying the
21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements other fan favorite, Monty’s Lego Trains, at “WE’VE COME [to this event] several
the show since he was 11. Smith uses Lego times,” said Christine Cardwell, who
sets to build the trains, tracks and the brought her son Zachary, 3, along with her
display’s scenery, a practice that has become husband Howard. “Our son really loves
more difficult in recent years as Lego has trains, and it’s nice that something like this
stopped making train sets. So Smith said is here for the little kids. Boys just love
he must scour eBay for sets in order to keep trains. You can’t get around it.”
the children satisfied each year with fresh Twila Lytle brought her twin 4-year-old
setups. Though it is an added inconve- boys, Ryan and Connor, to the show for the
ITIONS nience, Smith said it is worth it to see the first time. Like Cardwell, she found that it
children excited. is nearly impossible to separate boys from
“I’ve been coming to this show since I was trains.
born, and I wanted to show off my cre- “We’ve been here for what feels like
ations, so I started displaying,” Smith said. hours,” Lytle said. “The kids got into trains
“I’m always getting new track pieces, trains when they were two and we haven’t been
and motors so I come with something new able to get them away. The kids love watch-
every time, and the children seem to figure ing the trains. They could stay here all day.”
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On December 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Community Hall,
12644 Chapel Road, Clifton, Virginia, the Town Council of the Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 mentia, and other age-related problems. 703-
Town of Clifton will hold a public hearing on a lease of Town- Ravensworth Road, Annandale, will be offer- 830-9175 ext. 17.
owned property located at 7137 Main Street, Clifton Virginia, ing a free Widow/Widower’s support group.
known as the “Pink House” property. The public hearing will
be held pursuant Virginia Code Section 15.2-1800 (disposal of
Haven also offers one-on-one support. A vol- Body & Soul Fitness classes are cardio
public property). The public hearing was authorized at a spe- unteer will meet with a person grieving the and strength training sessions set to contem-
cial meeting of the Town Council on November 22, 2009. Cop- death of a loved one, as needed, to provide porary Christian music. Mondays and Fridays
ies of the rental criteria are available for public inspection individual support. Volunteers will be se- from 9-10:15 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran
at 7150 Main Street, Clifton Virginia.
lected to match individual need. For more, Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Spring-
call 703-941-7000 or visit field. Until Nov. 23. 703-372-2332 or
101 Computers 101 Computers www.havenofnova.org. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life with Cancer has a variety of support Registration for weekday and weekend
HDI EASY COMPUTER SOLUTIONS FOR
INDIVIDUALS & SMALL BUSINESSES
programs for cancer patients and their fami-
lies at the Cancer Family Center, 2700
Prosperity Ave., Fairfax. 703-776-2841 or
Lamaze childbirth classes in Springfield is
available at www.lamaze-dc.com or by call-
JENNIFER O. SMITH • COMPUTER CONSULTANT
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➣ LET US TAME THAT BEAST FOR YOU The Clifton Presbyterian Church has cated at 2812 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, hosts
Serving the Area Since 1995 a Caregiver Support Group that meets various classes. Reservations are required,
the second and fourth Thursday of each and classes are open to people who are car-
(703) 765-2222 month at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 12748
Richards Lane, Clifton. This group is for
ing for a relative or friend with dementia.
703-204-4664 or www.alzheimersfdc.org/
caregivers of seniors with Alzheimer’s, de- classes.htm.
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