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                                                                                                                                                                   Between Raindrops
                                                                                                                                                                                                    News, Page 3

                                                                                                                                                                                MCA Hosts
                                                                                                                                                                           Candidate Forum
                                                                                                                                                                                                    News, Page 5
Opinion, Page 8 ❖ Entertainment, Page 12 ❖ Sports, Page 19 ❖ Classifieds, Page 21

                                                                                             Jill Young of McLean sketches a pair of mod-
                                                                                             els at the McLean Project for the Arts ArtFest
                                                                                              Sunday, Oct. 2, at McLean Central Park. The
                                                                                             annual event featured artists on display, live
                                                                                                      music and children’s arts and crafts.
                    Photo by Alex McVeigh/The Connection


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                                                                                                                                           McLean Connection Editor Kemal Kurspahic

                         News                                                                                                        703-778-9414 or

ArtFest Comes to McLean Central Park
McLean Project for                                   coming back each year.
                                                       “Before this year, every year, the weather
the Arts annual event                                has been wonderful, and it’s just a great
                                                     atmosphere to be a part of,” she said. “The
features 46 artists.                                 music and food our Greta, and the organiz-
                                                     ers make it so easy for the artists. They bring
                                                     us water, make sure we’re doing okay, and
                         By Alex McVeigh             they’re such a great group to work with.
                             The Connection          They’re so enthusiastic.”
                                                       Ronni Jolles of Great Falls uses paper from
              he McLean Project for the Arts         around the world as a foundation for her

T             hosted its annual ArtFest on
              Sunday, Oct. 2, and, despite the
              rain, hundreds of people came
out to browse local art, listen to music and
make some art of their own.
                                                     art. After its assembled on a canvas, she
                                                     paints it, giving her works a depth that paint
                                                     alone can’t achieve.
                                                       “I gather hundreds of kinds of paper from
                                                     around the world, and then paint on top. It
  The event, which took place at McLean              gives it a great texture and it’s a lot of fun
Central Park, featured 46 artists who work           to do,” she said. “I usually don’t do outdoor
in a variety of media. Quilter Cindy Griselda        shows, except for this one. While you can’t
of Great Falls said she has been at her craft        control the weather, they treat the artists
for the past 25 years, and a working artist          well, and the visitors are always very inter-
for the past six years.                              ested in the art on display.”
  “I had covered my house with art, so I
decided to start covering other people’s,”           THOSE INTERESTED in creating their
she said with a laugh.                               own masterpiece had plenty of opportuni-
  Griselda came to the ArtFest as a specta-          ties. Children could gather under their own
tor the first year it took place and was so          tent and work with various materials to cre-
impressed that she applied to show the next          ate their own art.
year.                                                   “I like this event because it’s so interac-
  “It was so organized and the quality of            tive. I can walk around with my kids to look
art was so great that I wanted to be a part          at the real artists, and when they get in-
of it,” she said. “Every year it’s just a stellar    spired, they can sit down and make some-
show, and very friendly for artists espe-            thing of their own,” said Stephen Lanham
cially.”                                             of McLean. “The kids always come away
  Laura Peery of Chevy Chase, Md., brought           with a new work to show off, and I think if
a complement of decorative teapots, which            they get serious about art when they get
she said she transitioned to a few years ago.        older, an event like this will be the reason
  “I used to make ceramic shoes, but got a           why.”
call to do a teapot show a few years ago,               Adults could join in on the fun as well, as
and I’ve been doing them ever since,” she            models were present on a stage through-
said. “It’s a lot of fun, and I still haven’t fin-   out the day, allowing them to sketch the fig-
ished exploring everything I can do with             ures as they saw fit.
them. You have to have a container, a spout             More information on the McLean Project
and a lid, other than that, it’s wide open.”         for the Arts, including information on cur-       Vivian Shen, a first grader at Haycock Elementary School, stands next to
  This is Peery’s fourth year at ArtFest, and        rent and future exhibits, as well as classes,     her painting at the McLean Project for the Arts ArtFest. The annual event
she said the positive experience keeps her           can be found at                   featured the children’s art walk, where works from local students was
                                                                                                       displayed on the path to the park.
                                                                                                                                               Photos by Alex McVeigh/The Connection

Ronni Jolles of Great Falls stands next to her tent at the McLean Project
for the Arts ArtFest. Jolles collects paper from around the world, places                              Artist Laura Peery displays her collection of teapots at the McLean
them on canvas and paints them.                                                                        Project for the Arts ArtFest Sunday at McLean Central Park.                                                                                                             McLean Connection ❖ October 5-11, 2011 ❖ 3
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                                                                                        Road Repair Status
                                                                                                                                                  a half miles. Plans were already underway and will
                                                                                                                                                  continue for permanent future bridge replacements
                                                                                                                                                  on Beach Mill Road and Towlston Road. Repairs

   60-75%                                              Patios, Walls                      Reconstruction is in full swing on the three bridges
                                                                                        and three roads in northern Virginia that have been
                                                                                                                                                  should be complete on Carper’s Farm Way by Oct. 7.

     OFF POTS                                            Walkways                       closed since Tropical Storm Lee, all of which require     MCC Wins Two Awards
                                                      Paver Driveways                   extensive repairs. At least another nine other roads,
   Buy 1 Get 2 Free                                   & So Much More                    while open, are also being repaired, according to the
                                                                                                                                                   The McLean Community Center won two Virginia
        (See store for details)                                                                                                                  Recreation and Park Society Awards at the
                                                       Off-                             Virginia Department of Transportation.                   organization’s annual conference, which was held
                         Pansies                              Seas
                                                                     on P
                                                                                          “Despite heavy rain for the past several days our      Sept. 17-20, in Norfolk.
                                                                            ricin       crews and contractors are making steady progress           The Center won Best Promotional Effort Circular,
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                            Reg.                                                        ern Virginia district administrator Garrett Moore. “By   Friday Night Dance Postcards and Best Promotional
                           $1.89                                                        Oct. 7, Hunter Mill Road is expected to reopen to        Effort Specialty or Apparel Piece for the Alden
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                                        Landscape                                       open—weather permitting—in early to mid-Novem-           Monday, Sept. 19. Both of the winning publications
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                                                                                        many of the roadways. At the same time, work be-
                                                                                        gan to secure emergency contracts for the most dam-       Talent Competion Part of
                                     9023 Arlington Blvd.,
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                                                                                        aged bridges and roadways, all in Fairfax County.
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MCA Hosts Candidates Forum
Candidates debate Tysons Corner
development, Silver Line Phase Two.
                       By Alex McVeigh           beautiful parks and recreation services.
                          The Connection         Those are things we want to make sure con-
                                                 tinue to be funded.”
             he McLean Citizens Association         Williams currently resides in Oak Hill and

T            hosted a forum Monday, Sept.
             26, at McLean High School fea-
             turing candidates for chairman
of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors,
Dranesville District supervisor and
                                                 is a project manager for a multinational
                                                 corporation with local offices. He is also a
                                                 real estate broker, a business he runs with
                                                 his wife.
                                                    He said he is running because of the
Dranesville School Board representative.         county has a “deficit in leadership.” He
   Current Board Chair Sharon Bulova (D-         spoke about the need for fiscal responsibil-                                                      Photo by Alex McVeigh/The Connection
At-large) is being challenged by Michael         ity throughout the county, especially when      From left, Michael ‘Spike’ Williams and Sharon Bulova, candidates for
“Spike” Williams (R). Bulova, who previ-         it comes to education. Williams pointed out     the chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors discuss their
ously served as Braddock District supervi-       that 44 percent of Fairfax County graduat-      platforms at McLean High School Monday, Sept. 26.
sor, has been chairman since June 2009.          ing seniors are in need of remedial educa-
   She said her tenure has been marked with      tion going into college.                        of the Route 28 corridor redevelopment, in     that when a process has been as transpar-
careful budget reductions during slow eco-          “We pay $1.7 billion in a transfer check     which 75 percent of costs are paid by land-    ent and inclusive as that process is, that I
nomic times, and that despite funding is-        to the public schools, but we have no ac-       owners and 25 percent to the taxpayers.        need to let the landowners, stakeholders
sues, the county has managed to keep its         counting for how that money is spent in         County staff’s preliminary recommendation      and residents of the area have the opportu-
most successful programs going.                  Fairfax County Public Schools,” he said. “I     sees taxpayers funding 58 percent of costs,    nity to weigh in.”
   “We’ve experienced the most serious           think we need to be looking into how those      with landowners paying 40 percent.               Williams said while it would be foolhardy
downturn in the economy in our lifetimes,”       dollars are spent, to make sure they’re get-       Bulova said she was waiting until the       to give an answer so early in the process,
she said. “During the past couple of years,      ting into the classroom.”                       Fairfax County Planning Commission makes       he said he would not support the current
we’ve managed to achieve about $200 mil-            Both candidates were asked how they          its final recommendation, including input      county staff recommendations.
lion in reductions, and we’ve done so in a       would choose to break up the funding for        from all parties involved, to make her deci-     “Seventy-five percent [of costs] for the
way that’s preserved our quality of life, kept   the infrastructure costs that would come        sion.                                          landowners and 25 percent for the taxpayer
our schools among the best in the nation,        with the redevelopment of Tysons Corner.           “I am not going to presuppose the out-
our crime rate at a record low and we have          The MCA is in favor of using the model       come of that process,” she said. “I believe                           See MCA, Page 6                                                                                                               McLean Connection ❖ October 5-11, 2011 ❖ 5
                                             MCA Candidates Forum
                                             From Page 5                                                “We can have a more transparent, open govern-
                                                                                                      ment. The government should not treat us like a
                                                will be the end of negotiations for me,” he said.     source of unlimited money,” he said.
                                             “Fifty eight percent to the taxpayer is not an option.     When asked about the percentages for Tysons Cor-
                                             If I’m the chairman of the Board of Supervisors, I’m     ner costs, Husch said the taxpayers should not be
                                             not voting for that. I think that’s way too high of a    absorbing any of the initial costs.
                                             burden on the taxpayer, and that there are landown-        “I would not start out with 58 percent being paid
                                             ers who will make a great deal of money of the de-       for by taxpayers,” he said. “[A 75 percent-25 percent
                                             velopment and increased density in Tysons, and it’s      split] may be the endgame, but, at the beginning,
                                             within their margin to pay.”                             clearly that split between the developers and taxpay-
                                                Current Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) will    ers should be 100 to zero with the taxpayers paying
                                             face off against Republican nominee Dennis Husch.        zero.”
                                             Foust, who is in the midst of his first term as super-     Foust said the options for Tysons Corner funding
                                             visor, has also served as president of the MCA. He       must be weighed carefully, because it is vital to North-
                                             said he has focused on constituent services, improv-     ern Virginia’s future.
                                             ing things such as bike and pedestrian access and          When it comes to Phase Two of the Silver Line,
                                             snow removal, as well as projects with a bigger scope.   Foust and Husch were divided on whether it should
                                                “Route 7 widening has been a Tysons Corner trans-     even be built. “Personally, I believe that the Dulles
                                             portation priority, and as a result, we’ve gotten $30    Access Road, which runs right down the center of
                                             million for the preliminary planning,” he said. “I was   the Dulles corridor, should be tolled to help reduce
                                             a leader on the Board of Supervisors when it came        the costs of the tolls that the toll road users pay,”
                                             to full day kindergarten, I attended the first meet-     Foust said.
                                             ing of the full day kindergarten group, and I stayed       Husch said the financial realities of Phase Two of
                                             with it throughout the entire process, and now we        the Silver Line might not be justified. “Ask yourself
                                             in McLean have full day kindergarten.”                   why the federal government invested in Phase One,
                                                Husch has lived in Herndon for 27 years, and has      but not in Phase Two? The answer is simple, rider-
                                             served eight terms on the Herndon Town Council.          ship levels won’t be enough to make it sustainable,”
                                             He has also served on the Fairfax County Economic        Husch said. “I certainly understand the economic
                                             Development Commission and the Phase II Tax Dis-         impact, but also the economic impact for the for the
                                             trict Commission for Metrorail, among other things.      workers, because those people will need to earn
                                                He cited the need for a county government that        $7,000 to $8,000 more on their paycheck just to pay
                                             was more open to the people it serves.                   the tolls.”

6 ❖ McLean Connection ❖ October 5-11, 2011                                                                       
                                                                             ATTENTION FAIRFAX COUNTY PARENTS
                                                                                 of GRADES 6 – 12 STUDENTS !!
From Page 4

   to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 22. The general public, and current and
former OFTC members, are invited to this free event. OFTC is located
at 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.
                                                                              We are still accepting students THIS school year!
   A satellite program of the McLean Community Center, OFTC pro-                      Did you send your unhappy or struggling child to school for yet
vides a safe place for teens in the community to come and hang out,                  another year of “more of the same,” hoping for a different result?
attend special events and dances, work on school assignments, make
friends and perform community service work.
   The event will feature a rock wall, a moon bounce, a caricature art-
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ist, and the first “McLean Teens Got Talent” competition. Ten live acts
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will compete prizes and for the title of “most talented.”
   Retired members of the McLean Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD)                      703-464-0034 •
Station 1, the first and oldest fire station in Fairfax County, will be on
hand to provide a living history exhibit of MVFD 1. OFTC will provide
free cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones to all participants. Bach to
Rock music school is sponsoring the music for the day, providing disc
jockeys that will spin and mix the hits of the 80s, 90s and today.
   For more information, call OFTC at 703-448-8336, TTY: 711, or visit:

McLean Orchestra Partners for
Dinner and Show
   The McLean Orchestra would like to introduce its new “Soiree Se-
ries.” This series is a collaboration between the McLean Orchestra and
six restaurants in the greater McLean area. The orchestra invites you
to attend a pre-concert dinner at participating restaurants and receive
discounts on dinner as well as on McLean Orchestra concert tickets.
   The series begins with a “limited seating” invitation to J. Gilbert’s
this Saturday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m., before the opening concert of the
McLean Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary Season, “A Season of Celebra-
tion.” Join fellow concert-goers and enjoy dinner at J. Gilbert’s, meet
the conductor of the evening concert, Maestro J. Ernest Green and
listen to him discuss “Fireworks” prior to the 8 p.m. concert at the
Oakcrest School.
   For more information, call the McLean Orchestra at 703-893-8646
or visit the website at

Eighth Grade Volunteers Needed
To Unload Pumpkins
  Students in the eighth grade can earn two or three community ser-
vice hours by helping unload Pumpkins at the St. Thomas Episcopal
Church on Saturday, Oct. 8. Students should arrive between 8:30-9
a.m. and bring community service forms with them for verification of
hours. Water and snacks will be provided.
  All proceeds from the pumpkin sales support giving organizations
such as SHARE in McLean and the FACETS Hypothermia shelter. A
complete list is available at the sale.
  St. Thomas Episcopal Church is located at 8991 Brook Road, McLean
on the Corner of Lewinsville Road and Route 7. Visit St. Thomas Epis-
copal Church (McLean) Pumpkin Patch on facebook for updated infor-
mation. Call the Parish Administrator at 703-442-0330 for more infor-
mation.                                                                                               McLean Connection ❖ October 5-11, 2011 ❖ 7

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D            tifiably concerned about tolls. The economic activity in Virginia to Dulles Inter-
             cost of driving from Leesburg to national (IAD) and Ronald Reagan National
             Woodbridge on existing and pro- airports, with Dulles providing the majority of
posed toll roads would run between $30 and that.
$40 at some times of the day.                        The Commonwealth collects most of the tax
                                                                                                       airports, by the high tech firms, by the busi-
                                                                                                       ness innovators, by proximity to the Pentagon
                                                                                                       and the federal government.
                                                                                                         The current funding structure for rail to
                                                                                                       Dulles, based on a projected total project cost
                                                                                                                                                                    Kemal Kurspahic
                                                                                                                                                                   Editor ❖ 703-778-9414
                                                                                                                                                                      Alex McVeigh
   The Greenway in Loudoun leads to the Dulles revenue that results from this activity, but pays       of $6.2 billion, is:                                         Community Reporter
Toll Road to Beltway HOT Lanes to Interstate only 3 percent of the $6.2 billion cost of rail to          ❖ Fairfax County, Loudoun County and Air-
95 Corridor HOT Lanes. In each case, a driver Dulles. This will force more than 80 percent of          ports Authority contribution, 25 percent
would theoretically have an alterna-                      the costs of building rail to Dulles to      (Fairfax County pays most of this, 16 percent)                  Nick Horrock
                                                                                                                                                                      County & Projects
tive, Route 7 along the Greenway and                                                                     ❖ Federal contribution, 14.8 percent, based
Dulles Toll Road, the regular lanes of
                                           Editorial local drivers and property owners.
                                                             Having major airports adequately          on a fixed grant for Phase 1 of $900 million.

                                                                                                                                                                        Rich Sanders
Interstates 495 and 95.                                   served by rail and other transportation        ❖ The Commonwealth contribution, 3 per-                 Sports Editor ❖ 703-224-3031
   But recent vitriol about tolls on the Dulles options is more than an amenity, it is part of         cent, which is based upon a fixed contribution
Toll Road is misplaced. This is one more ex- sustaining the economic benefit that comes                of $275 million.
ample of the Commonwealth of Virginia feed- from major airports. The question is not                     ❖ Dulles Toll Road contribution, more than          To place an advertisement, call the ad
ing on revenues from the economic vitality of whether we should be building rail to Dulles,            57 percent, provides the remaining amount.               department between 9 a.m. and
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                                                                                                                                                                         Andrea Smith
Support for                           tions. We are all looking forward
                                      to seeing her on the School Board,
                                                                             Visionary                              about talking to everyone, no mat-
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Epstein                               where she will have the ability to
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To the Editor:                        schools.                               To the Editor:                         well. She works so hard. She will                   703-778-9413
   Almost a decade ago, I met                                                   I recently met Louise Epstein                                     
                                                                                                                    make a huge difference for us.
Louise Epstein at our children’s                         Christie Man        [candidate in the Dranesville Dis-
elementary school. She was al-                                               trict for School Board] at a party.                                                  Editor & Publisher
                                                               McLean                                                                      Yaning Liu                 Mary Kimm
ways volunteering and seemed to                                              Like most of the other parents                                    McLean                703-778-9433
know everyone. Even though our                                               there, I grew up in another coun-
children weren’t in the same          Support Merrick,                       try and did not attend U.S. schools.

grade, Louise went out of her way
                                      Transportation                            Some of the parents spoke about     Supporting                                         Editor in Chief
                                                                                                                                                                        Steven Mauren
                                                                                                                                                                     Managing Editors
to get to know me and my chil-                                               how Louise had gone out of her
dren. When her daughters went to
                                      Change                                 way to welcome them into their         Strauss                                   Michael O’Connell, Kemal Kurspahic
                                                                                                                                                                         Louise Krafft,
Longfellow Middle School, Louise                                             children’s schools. She recruited      To the Editor:                                     Craig Sterbutzel
asked me to take over her job as      To the Editor:                         them to work on PTA and other             I’m writing on behalf of my mom,                  Art/Design:
                                                                                                                                                             Geovani Flores, Laurence Foong, John
the PTA committee chair. Years          I’m tired of sitting in traffic in   volunteer committees, and made         Janie Strauss, who is running for                 Heinly, John Smith
later, she recognized me at a high    Northern Virginia. We need to          sure that they felt comfortable in     re-election for the Dranesville Dis-           Production Manager:
                                                                                                                                                                           Jean Card
school orientation for new stu-       elect new leaders like Caren           their children’s schools.              trict seat for the Fairfax County
dents, and immediately recruited      Merrick (R) who will solve the            Other parents spoke about how       School Board this Nov. 8.                  CIRCULATION: 703-778-9426
me to work on the PTSA’s recycling    transportation problems grinding       Louise had provided them with             There is not a time that I can re-           Circulation Manager:
                                                                                                                                                                        Linda Pecquex
committee.                            our region to a halt.                  great advice about the schools,        member that did not include my
   Louise has always been available     Caren Merrick’s opponent, Bar-       even though she didn’t know them       mom fighting to make schools bet-
to provide me advice and counsel      bara Favola (D), has made a ca-        when they first approached her.        ter. My mom has been the                   CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
                                      reer on the Arlington County                                                                                                       L.L.C.
on navigating through the various                                            When they had questions, they          Dranesville District School Board               Peter Labovitz
programs in the Fairfax County        Board blocking transportation im-      called Louise. They considered         member since 1996 and is now the                 President/CEO
Public School system, which can       provements. She’s responsible for      Louise as their education adviser      current standing chairman for the                   Mary Kimm
be daunting at times. More impor-     the infamous lawsuit designed to       and advocate, who functioned like      second time. I watch her in admi-         Publisher/Chief Operating Officer
tantly, Louise is a good listener.    stop HOT lanes on Interstate 395.      their School Board member. At this     ration as she spends countless
                                      The lawyers on that case got $2                                                                                                  Jerry Vernon
She takes time to listen and un-                                             party, I learned why. I asked Louise   hours every day answering e-mails,             Executive Vice President
derstand my issues or concerns        million and we taxpayers got the       about foreign language instruction,    taking phone calls, meeting with
before she offers up her sugges-      bill — and traffic that’s worse than   that I was not sure what decision      parents, teachers and students                   Wesley DeBrosse
tions or opinions.                    ever.                                  to make for my children. Louise        alike. Her experience as a parent,                  Controller

   Over the years, I have met many      We cannot have partisan politics     listened carefully, explained the      as an educator, as a school Board                 Debbie Funk
                                      blocking our transportation                                                                                                     National Sales
other parents who tell similar sto-                                          different options to me clearly, and   member and her undeniable com-                    703-778-9444
ries. Whether they were born in       projects any longer. We need to        gave me the information I needed.      passion and consideration is why
the United States or in another       elect Caren Merrick to the State          Louise will be a great School       she has held this seat for so long.              Jeanne Theismann
country, Louise is always friendly.   Senate.                                Board member. She is not only          And somehow she still finds time            Special Assistant to the Publisher
No matter how busy she is, Louise                                            smart and visionary, but also very                                   
                                                          Laura Scully                                                                                                 @TheismannMedia
makes time to answer our ques-                                               approachable. She cares deeply                   See Letters, Page 15
8 ❖ McLean Connection ❖ October 5-11, 2011                                                                                                        

                                                                                                Photo by Alex McVeigh/The Connection
Marty Nohe, chairman of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority,
speaks about his group’s TransAction2040 plan, which analyzes costs
and needs of Northern Virginia transportation projects.

NVTA Offers Update on
Regional Transportation
Transportation officials provide current
information on local projects.
                      By Alex McVeigh           will cost approximately $30 million.
                          The Connection           Pat Nowakowski, executive director of the
                                                Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, said that
            he Northern Virginia Transpor-      Phase One of the Silver Line is “98 percent

T           tation Alliance hosted its sev-
            enth annual “What You Need to
            Know About Transportation”
seminar Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Capi-
tal One Building in McLean. The NVTA is
                                                completion of design and 50 percent com-
                                                plete on construction.” Thirty-five percent
                                                of the construction has been completed in
                                                the last 12 months.
                                                   He also said that the tunnels in Tysons
an organization dedicated to working on         Corner are for the most part finished. They
transportation issues around the region.        are pouring cement for walkways and will
  Marty Nohe, chairman of the Northern          begin constructing the track within the next
Virginia Transportation Authority, spoke        month.
about the region’s TransAction2040 plan,           He also said that despite the ongoing dis-
which was developed as a long range plan        cussion about Phase Two of the Silver Line,
for Northern Virginia to define future trans-   the project is still moving along.
portation needs.                                   “We are actively moving forward with the
  “On Sept. 14, 2006, the authority came        preliminary engineering,” he said. “Our
out with the TransAction 2030 plan …            scheduled preliminary engineering began
which allowed for funding that would cover      in 2009, and we expect the request for quali-
unmet transportation needs,” he said. “Even     fications late this year, the design-build
though there was $30 million in expendi-        notice to proceed in 2012, with completion
tures planned from 2005 to 2030, North-         in 2017.”
ern Virginia’s highway level of service was        Steve Titunik, communications director
expected to decline. Certain roads, I-95, I-    for the VDOT regional transportation pro-
395, Route 1, Route 7, would see more than      grams, gave an update on the Beltway HOT
an hours of stop and go traffic through the     Lanes project.
a.m. peak hours in 2030.”                          “The 495 project is about 75 percent com-
  Nohe said the 2040 plan was updated           plete,” he said. “There’s 14 miles for each
with new committees, and for projects such      direction, so we’ve got 28 miles we’re mak-
as the Metrorail extension. The 2040 plan       ing a lot of improvements to. New bridge
also includes project cost-benefit analysis.    spans have been completed at every inter-
  “What makes our plan special is that it’s     change at this point and second spans are
not a jurisdictionally based plan,” he said.    underway and will open shortly.”
“Rather, the documents are laid out by cor-        He said that traffic delays still will be
ridor, such as Fairfax County Parkway or        ongoing during the process.
Route 7. These are key corridors we know           “There will be some delays. At I-66 and
are suffering and will continue to suffer       the Dulles Toll Road we still are challenged.
without significant additional investment.”     Everyday during the peak a.m./p.m. hours,”
  Helen Cuervo, district construction engi-     Titunik said.
neer for the Virginia Department of Trans-
portation, provided an update on the wid-       VIRGINIA SECRETARY of Transportation
ening of Route 7 from Tysons Corner to
Reston, which will begin in late 2012, and                            See Roads, Page 11                                                                                                           McLean Connection ❖ October 5-11, 2011 ❖ 9
New Turf Field Opens at Spring Hill Park
Field is a joint effort                               “This project was not one we could have
                                                   completed without the generous support of
                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Alex McVeigh/The Connection

between county and                                 MYS and the innovative approach to fund-
                                                   ing found in the Synthetic Turf Mini Grant
youth organizations.                               program,” he said. “Parking lots might not
                                                   be as exciting as new fields, but when you
                                                   are circling the parking lot and there are
                        By Alex McVeigh            no empty spaces, they can be very impor-
                           The Connection          tant. With 260 new spots, LED lighting, new
                                                   landscaping, sidewalks and the very latest
        t only took a few seconds after the        in storm water management, I hope that

I       ribbon was cut at the new artificial
        turf field at Spring Hill Park before
        the first goal was scored. Despite rain
and cold, Bela Aguilar, 8, was dribbling
across the field and kicking the ball through
                                                   parking at Spring Hill Park will be much
                                                      Sharon Bulova (D-At-large), chairman of
                                                   the Board of Supervisors, said a variety of
                                                   groups came together to find the field and
the goal at the south end.                         improvements in the most efficient finan-
   “It felt great to score the first goal,” she    cial way possible.
said. “This is an awesome field.”                     “In this case, by working together, we
   The field is the latest artificial turf field   were able to match bond dollars and pri-
to be opened in Fairfax County, which youth        vate contributions from the athletic com-
athletic groups say will help get more chil-       munity with dollars for stormwater man-
dren onto local fields without having to           agement and infrastructure improvements,”
drive to Herndon or farther.                       she said. “These are multimillion dollar in-    County officials and members of the McLean Youth Association cut the
   “We’re in desperate need of places for          vestments and clearly this is money well        ribbon on the new artificial turf field at Spring Hill Park in McLean
children to play, and this represents a pre-       spent.”                                         Saturday, Oct. 1.
mium field we can all be proud of,” said              Craig Carinci, director of storm water
Joel Stillman, president of the McLean             planning for the county’s Department of         saved almost $60,000 by designing and in-        have to drive to Herndon. They now must
Youth Association. “Families of McLean             Public works and Environmental Service,         stalling storm water enhancement as part         drive on the toll road, and are out until up
Youth Soccer funded over 75 percent of this        said the partnership allowed them to save       of the a larger capital improvement project.”    to 11 p.m. some school nights. We have fifth
field, because they know the importance of         money on the project.                             Stillman said the new field is only the        and sixth graders practicing basketball un-
organized sports in the development of our            “This partnership has allowed the county     beginning of the work that needed to be          til 8 or 9 at night.”
children.”                                         to install stormwater improvements above        done in the Dranesville District to make sure       Kevin Fay, Park Authority Board represen-
   The project that brought about the field        and beyond current requirements in an ef-       that adequate field space is available for the   tative for Dranesville, said that groups like
also added 260 new parking spots to the            fort to not only improve the water quality      growing numbers of youth playing sports.         McLean Youth Association are key to mak-
Spring Hill Recreation Facility. Supervisor        of our stream, but will also contribute to        “We must continue to forge ahead and           ing sure there is enough playing space.
John Foust (D-Dranesville) said the field          meeting the county’s Chesapeake Bay [pro-       work harder to bring about desperately              “MYA and MYS have been tremendous
and parking improvements were the result           tection] requirement, by enhancing removal      needed fields and facilities,” he said.          partners,” he said. “The work we’ve done
of a partnership between the Board of Su-          of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment,” he       “McLean has lost the use of five fields in       here and have going on here and elsewhere
pervisors, the Park Authority and local            said. “By partnering with the Park Author-      the last few years, which has caused sev-        is a tremendous testament to the work and
youth groups.                                      ity on this project, it was estimated that we   eral of our 15- to 17-year-old children to       energy they’ve put into it.”

Healing Garden To Attract Caterpillars                                                       Photos by Kim Moran
           hurchill Road’s second

C          grade classes have been
           busy exploring the CRS
milkweed garden for Monarch cat-
erpillars and maybe a chrysalis or
two. Churchill Road’s Eco-Patrol
Team discovered that the milk-
weed garden was infested with
aphids, damaging the milkweed,
causing a scarcity of Monarch cat-
erpillars for the second graders to
study. Knowing how important it
was for each second grade class to
have at least one caterpillar, the
Patrols searched the gardens until
they found one for the final class.
  The shortage of native milkweed
required a natural solution. Under
the guidance of Debra Maes, the
school’s Environmental Studies
educator, third-grade classes re- With the assistance of their teacher, David Ericson,
leased 1,500 ladybugs in the milk- Churchill Road third graders Maddie Shafer and Heather
weed garden to eat the aphids. Jan Hughes release ladybugs in the school’s milkweed garden.                           Churchill Road Eco-Patrols Yurim Kim, Maya Kalidindi,
Clark’s kindergarten class, with the                                                                                  Cassi Reis and Isabel Tice come to the rescue of the
assistance of Jinhai He’s sixth-grade bud- seeds, so that the garden would flourish for                               second graders by finding a much needed Monarch cater-
dies, then came and planted more milkweed the Monarch caterpillars.                                                   pillar for the class to study.
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  U.S. Army PFC Bo Buffkin has com-
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he reported for duty in Schweinfurt,
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Regiment. Buffkin is the son of Beverly
and Mark Buffkin of McLean, and a
2008 graduate of Langley High School.

   Nolan A. Bader has entered Basic
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  Send       announcements          to      Big Apple Circus. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.                                                                                             “Fireworks,” conducted by Principal               Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles                                                                                              Guest Conductor, J. Ernest Green
Deadline is Thursday for the following         Town Circle, Dulles. Performers from                                                                                          performing Tchaikovsky’s 1812
week’s paper. Photos/artwork encour-           around the globe. 888-541-3750 or                                                                                             Overture and Symphony No 5.
aged. For additional listings, visit                                                                                                            Concertmaster Regino Madrid and                2011 Red Ribbon Gala. 6:30 p.m.                                                                                                  Principal Violist Chiara Kingsley
                                               Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750                                                                                            Dieguez perform Mozart’s Sinfonia
                                               Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna.                                                                                             Concertante. www.mclean-
WEDNESDAY/OCT. 5                               Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board                                                                                 
Tony Lucca, Jay Nash, Matt Duke                Member, will be honored at the                                                                                             VVFD Scrapbooking Weekend. 9
   and Benny Marchant. 7:30 p.m.               Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry gala.                                                                                         a.m.-9 p.m. Vienna Volunteer Fire
   Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E.,            With Congressman James P. Moran                                                                                               Department, 400 Center St. South,
   Vienna.                 and Caressa Cameron, Miss America                                                                                             Vienna. Dinner available for
Big Apple Circus. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.           2010. $135.                                                                                                    purchase. Admission $45-$55. 703-
   Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles         Mother Goose. 10:30 a.m. City of                                                                                                 981-4504 or
   Town Circle, Dulles. Performers from        Fairfax Regional Library, 10360                                                                                     
   around the globe. 888-541-3750 or           North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs and                                                                                     Fairfax Festival of the Arts. 10 a.m.-                         fingerplays. Age birth to 23 months                                                                                           6 p.m. Fairfax Corner, 11900 Palace
Author Carole Orzio Schryber                   with adult. 703-293-6227, TTY: 711.                                                                                           Way, Fairfax. Over 10,000 pieces of
   Book Signing. 1 p.m. Caffe               Learn the basics of the Internet,                                                                                                art will be for sale, including
   Amouri, 107 Church St. N.E., Vienna.        Word and Excel. 2 p.m. Oakton                                                                                                 paintings, sculptures, photographs,
   McLean resident Schryber will sign          Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place,                                                                                               jewelry, glass, fiber and ceramic art
   copies of her book, “In His Image,”         Oakton. Call for appointment. Adults.                                                                                         and more.
   about photographer Nicholas Orzio.          703-242-4020, TTY: 711.                                                                                                       fairfax2/                                                                                                                                              Big Apple Circus. 12:30 p.m. and
Start Your Engines. 10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                               4:30 p.m. Dulles Town Center, 21100
   Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak         FRIDAY/OCT. 7                                                                                                                    Dulles Town Circle, Dulles.
   Ridge Ave., McLean. Stories and          VVFD Scrapbooking Weekend. 6                                                                                                     Performers from around the globe.
   activities about everything that goes.      p.m.-12 a.m. Vienna Volunteer Fire                                                                                            888-541-3750 or
   Age 3-5 with adult. 703-356-0770,           Department, 400 Center St. South,                                                                                          Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun,
   TTY: 711.                                   Vienna. Dinner available for
                                                                                        The Fairfax Festival of the Arts will be at Fairfax Corner,                          The Nighthawks and The
Lapsit Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Great             purchase. Admission $45-$55. 703-        11900 Palace Way, Fairfax, on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10                               Fabulous Mary Ann Redmond
   Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike,        981-4504 or                              a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Over                              Band. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227
   Great Falls. Join us for stories,                                                                                                      Maple Ave. E., Vienna.
   fingerplays and activities. Birth-2      Big Apple Circus. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
                                                                                        10,000 pieces of art will be for sale, including paintings,                
   with adult. 703-757-8560, TTY: 711.         Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles         sculptures, photographs, jewelry, glass, fiber and ceramic                        Chris Smither. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap
Treasured Threes to Fives. 10:30               Town Circle, Dulles. Performers from     art and more. Admission is free.                               Foundation for the Performing Arts,
   a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101             around the globe. 888-541-3750 or                                                                                             1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Blues and
   Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Stories and
                                                                                        fairfax2/                                                                            contemporary roots music. $25.
   songs. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-938-      The Wood Brothers with Clay                                                                                            
   0405, TTY: 711.                             Cook. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation          necessary. All ages. 703-757-8560,        Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East,   Falls Church Farm Day. 10 a.m.–3
                                               for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap         TTY: 711.                                 Vienna. Learn and play. Age 5-18.        p.m. Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave.,
                                               Road, Vienna. $20.                       English Conversation Group. 10              703-938-0405, TTY: 711.                  Falls Church. Hayrides, pony rides, a
THURSDAY/OCT. 6                                                a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101                                                    petting farm, pumpkin painting,
Trevor Hall CD Release. 7 p.m. and          Friday Afternoon Chess Group. 1               Maple Ave. East, Vienna. English                                                   scarecrow making, beekeeping,
   10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple             p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830             conversation group. Adults. 703-938-   SATURDAY/OCT. 8                             blacksmithing, live music and more.
   Ave. E., Vienna.                            Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Players      0405, TTY: 711.                        McLean Orchestra. 8 p.m. Oakcrest                         of all levels welcome. No registration   Pokemon League. 3 p.m. Patrick             School, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean.   See Entertainment, Page 13

12 ❖ McLean Connection ❖ October 5-11, 2011                                                                                                                      
From Page 12                                             pianist Ryo Kaneko. Reception to follow. Free.
Fee for some activities. 703-248-5171.
Artist’s Reception. 6-8 p.m. Applegate Gallery &
   Custom Framing, 101 Church St. N.W. Suite C,       MONDAY/OCT. 10
   Vienna. “Color Theory” by Ai-Wen Wu Kratz.         Big Apple Circus. 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.                            Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles Town Circle,
Great Falls Historical Society Civil War Film            Dulles. Performers from around the globe. 888-
   Festival. 7 p.m. Great Falls Village Green,           541-3750 or
   Great Falls. “Shenandoah” is a 1965 film that
   presents the Civil war from a Virginia farming
   family’s perspective. “Friendly Persuasion” is a   TUESDAY/OCT. 11
   1956 film that presents the Civil war from an      Dance Every Tuesday. 7:15 p.m. Colvin Run
   Indiana Quaker family’s perspective.                  Dance Hall, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls.                                         Introductory dance lesson 7:15 p.m., dancing 8-
Art Reception. 3-5 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830        10:30 p.m. Swing, Latin, waltz, country and
   Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. “Of Men and             more. $10 per person, includes lesson and
   Women, Families, and Friends...” by Claudia           snacks. No partner or
   Samper.                        Ed
Microsoft Word. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax             Genealogy Databases. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax
   Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax.           Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax.
   Learn the basics of word processing with              Search for ancestors using the library’s
   Microsoft Word. Adults. 703-293-6227, TTY:            genealogy databases and more. Adults. 703-293-
   711.                                                  6227, TTY: 711.
Just for Twos. 11 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830      English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of
   Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Stories, songs,         Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St.,
   and fingerplays. Ages 2-3 with adult. 703-757-        Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning
   8560, TTY: 711.                                       English. 703-293-6227, TTY: 711.
                                                      Fairfax Bibliophiles Book Collecting Group.
                                                         7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library,
SUNDAY/OCT. 9                                            10360 North St., Fairfax. Topic of discussion to
Fairfax Festival of the Arts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.             be decided. Adults. 703-293-6227, TTY: 711.
   Fairfax Corner, 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax. Over    Tuesday Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Tysons-Pimmit
   10,000 pieces of art will be for sale, including      Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls
   paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry,          Church. Stories, songs and activities. Age 1-2
   glass, fiber and ceramic art and more.                with adult. 703-790-8088, TTY: 711.                     Personalized Internet Training. 2:30 p.m.
Authority Zero. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple           Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg
   Ave. E., Vienna.                  Pike, Falls Church. A 45-minute one-on-one
Big Apple Circus. 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.               Internet training session with a technology
   Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles Town Circle,         volunteer. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-
   Dulles. Performers from around the globe. 888-        790-8088, TTY: 711.
   541-3750 or                    Practice Your English. 6:30 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit
Opening of the 37th Season of the Music                  Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls
   Friends’ Concerts. 3 p.m. Alden Theatre,              Church. Conversation group for adults learning
   McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside               English. 703-790-8088, TTY: 711.
   Ave., McLean. With violinist Joshua Brown,
   pianist Evelyn Mo, oboist Ava Oaxaca and                      See Entertainment, Page 18

      October 7 - 8, 2011
       Lorton, Virginia
   BLM Meadowood Special Recreation
         Management Area
        10406 Gunston Road

       Friday preview: 2pm - 7pm
      Saturday adoption: 8am - 5pm                         Kristen Fontaine will be conducting gentling
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     Adoption is first come, first served                         adoption on October 7-8, 2011.

    Directions: From Route 1, take Gunston Rd (East) 2.4 miles
  Past the BLM Meadowood main entrance to right on Harley Rd.                                                                                McLean Connection ❖ October 5-11, 2011 ❖ 13
The Doctor Will See
You [Right] Now
Concierge medicine                             proach particularly to disease prevention
offers greater access                          than traditional practices [in part] because
                                               [the services] don’t hinge on what isn’t re-

                                                                                                                                                                                        Donated Photos
to physicians and less                         imbursed [by insurance companies],” said
                                               Blue. Most concierge practices accept insur-
time in crowded                                ance, and the membership fee is specifically
                                               for services that are not covered.
waiting rooms.                                   Blue said that although no official track-
                                               ing of concierge practices is available in the
                                               Washington, D.C., area, he estimated that        Dr. M. Anthony Casolaro of Virginia Hospital in Arlington says execu-
                By Marilyn Campbell            there about 200. Among the largest and           tive health clinics allow patients to get efficient, personalized attention
                         The Connection        most well-known companies offering such          and early detection of diseases, which can lead to more successful
                                               services are MDVIP and Privia Health.            treatments.
             t one point in her medical ca-

A            reer, Dr. Sandy Ibrahim of
             Fairfax County saw about 25
             patients per day. Each patient
got less than 15 minutes of her time, even
for a physical examination Ibrahim had
                                            “We have so much more
                                            paperwork to do because of
                                                                                               some of the doctor-patient relationship tional primary care doctors, executive
                                                                                               gets lost.”                                  health services are meant to work in con-
                                                                                                 The salary of family physicians, who cert with a primary care doctor. Rates at
                                                                                               are among the lowest-paid doctors, can Executive Health at Virginia Hospital in
                                                                                               increase when they transition to a con- Arlington start at $2,200.
little time to develop a doctor-patient re- the insurance companies.                           cierge practice. “Often [doctors] have ex-      “It is really designed for people [for
lationship, which she said is an essential                                                     tremely significant debt that they’ve in- whom] time is [the] biggest constraint,”
component of quality health care.           Unfortunately, some of the                         curred through medical school, and they said Casolaro.
   “I put out fires the best I could in the                                                    are looking at how they can make the            One such person is Marc Wallace, an Ar-
time I had,” said Ibrahim.                  doctor-patient relationship                        amount of money they need to pay their lington business owner who says he was dis-
   In 2008, Ibrahim joined PartnerMD, a                                                        bills off,” said Ragland.                    satisfied with the hurried pace of the physi-
membership medical practice with an of-
                                            gets lost.”                                          Concierge medicine came about in cal examinations he received from his pri-
fice in McLean. She now spends a mini-              — Dr. Janice Ragland, MD, Herndon 1996, but the focus on finding innova- mary care doctor. At the suggestion of a
mum of 30 minutes with each patient                                       Family Medicine tive strategies to improve doctor-patient friend, he tried Executive Health at Virginia
during routine office visits and                                                                          relationships is much older. In Hospital Center.
90 minutes for a physical exam.                                                                           1948, executive health pro-          “I was able to ask [the doctor] any ques-
   “I can sit with them one-on-                                                                           grams emerged as a way to ben- tions and not feel pressured like he had to
one, really listen and learn                                                                              efit both patient and physician. run off to see somebody else quickly,” said
about them,” she said.                                                                                    Since that time, other executive Wallace.
   Ibrahim is part of a medical                                                                           health clinics have sprouted up      Some health care experts say that such
trend called concierge medi-                                                                              around the country including personalized services cater to the elite and
cine. Here’s how it works: pa-                                                                            locally at Virginia Hospital Cen- put additional stress on an already overbur-
tients join a concierge medical                                                                           ter in Arlington.                 dened health care system. Baby Boomers
practice by paying a member-                                                                                                                                   begin turning 65 this year
ship fee that typically ranges                                                                                                                                 and will require increased
from $900 to $3,600. In ex-                                                                               “We need to figure out ways                          medical care. At the same
change, they avoid long waits                                                                                                                                  time, the American Acad-
in crowded waiting rooms and                                                                              to make the clinician’s life                         emy of Family Physicians
spend more time with their phy-
sician during office visits. Their
                                                                                                          more rewarding, and this is                          says the number of medi-
                                                                                                                                                               cal students entering fam-
physical exams are more thor-
ough than in many traditional
                                                                                                          one of them.”                                        ily practice is declining,
                                                                                                                                                               with the current environ-
practices and include in-depth                                                                                    — Len Nichols, Ph.D., director of the ment driving them into
screenings and tailored educa-                                                                                  Center for Health Policy Research and subspecialties like radiol-
tion for disease prevention.                                                                                         Ethics at George Mason University ogy and anesthesiology.
Same-day or next-day appoint-                                                                                                                                     “The med student who
ments are also common. In In a concierge medical practice, patients pay a mem-                                                                                 is choosing family practice
practices such as PartnerMD, bership fee ranging from $900 to $3,600. In exchange,                          Like in concierge practices, now is pretty much in the single digits per
patients even have 24/7 access they avoid long waits in crowded waiting rooms and                         patients pay a fee to join and year,” said Len Nichols, Ph.D., director of
to the physicians and medical spend more time with their physician during visits.                         get extensive, personalized the Center for Health Policy Research and
staff, including their doctor’s                                                                           physical examinations that in- Ethics at George Mason University. “We’re
cell phone number and e-mail address.            Concierge medical practices offer benefits clude tests running the gamut from elec- not even replacing the [family practice doc-
   “Patients [are not] just another medical for doctors, too, like a caseload reduction trocardiograms and stress tests to CT scans tors] we have, and we don’t have enough
chart,” said Ibrahim. “Because I have more from as many as 3,000 to as few as 600 and bone density tests. The tests are all per- now.”
time to devote to each patient, I can dig patients. Dr. Janice Ragland, M.D., a fam- formed in one appointment, and the doc-                   Nichols said the field of concierge medi-
deeper into their symptoms.”                  ily practice physician with Herndon Family tor delivers the results to the patient at the cine is not yet large enough to pose a seri-
   Tom Blue, executive director of American Medicine and former president of the Vir- end of the session.                                   ous threat to the health care system. In fact,
Academy of Private Physicians, said that ginia Academy of Family Physicians says              “They do in one [visit] what you would he said there are aspects of the model that
annual exams in a concierge medical prac- that fewer patients mean a stronger doc- need four or five visits to different physi- health policy experts would be wise to emu-
tice are more likely to provide early detec- tor-patient relationship.                      cians to accomplish,” said Dr. M. Anthony late. “I certainly wouldn’t want to nip this
tion of diseases, which can lead to more suc-    “We have so much more paperwork to Casolaro, M.D., medical director of Execu- innovation in the bud,” he said. “We need
cessful treatments.                           do because of the insurance companies,” tive Health at Virginia Hospital in Arling- to figure out ways to make the clinician’s
   “[Concierge medical practices] are able said Ragland, who has chosen to remain ton.                                                      life more rewarding, and this is one of
to deliver a more current and modern ap- in a traditional practice. “Unfortunately,           While concierge services replace tradi- them.”
14 ❖ McLean Connection ❖ October 5-11, 2011                                                                                                   
From Page 8                             to Hurricane Katrina victims who
                                        were displaced to our area. The
   to also be the Board Chair at The    countless hours she dedicated to
Country Day School, a private pre-      selflessly organize a way to bring
school in McLean, where she sup-        our community together when an-
ports and leads the very best in        other community needed our help
early childhood education. My           is immeasurable.
mom is also the International Chair        This is just one example that
for the Cappies, a high school the-     makes my mom so special.
ater and journalism program, in            Most importantly, she is the
which she attends high school           mother of four who have educa-
plays and musicals every weekend        tional backgrounds spanning spe-
during the school year throughout       cial needs to advanced academics
the Washington, D.C., metro area        and of whom two — including
and mentors student critics.            myself — are adopted. She has
   Her dedication and passion for       and always will be our biggest fan.
the betterment of our community            Last and certainly not least, she
is not reserved only to schools ei-     was the wife of the best partner and
ther. I remember in 2005 watch-         friend one could ask for, Bill Strauss
ing the news when Hurricane             (my dad), who passed away from
Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast and      pancreatic cancer in 2007.
left thousands of people homeless.         She has tirelessly dedicated her
Within a few hours my mom was           life to improving the quality of
on the phone trying to figure out       education for every student and
how she could help. The next day        she continues to fight for every
she met with the leaders of Fairfax     student today.
County, dozens of organizations,           Please support my mom and
private businesses and any and all      vote to keep her as your
families that wanted to help. To-       Dranesville District School Board
gether they created Fairfax Fami-       member on Nov. 8.
lies Care to assist those affected by      Please visit her website for more
Hurricane Katrina. Hundreds of          i n f o r m a t i o n :
people attended Katrina Aid, a
benefit concert put on by students
and alumni from all over Fairfax                        Victoria S. Hays
County. All the money raised went                                  Fairfax

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        Camps & Schools

‘Going Green’ at
Churchill Road
             hurchill Road School started off   will be processed and mailed to

C            its green programs the first
             week of school. Amanda Cash,
             from ESI, an envi-
ronmental waste management company
working with FCPS, came to Churchill Road
                                       In return, CRS receives a
                                                specified per pound fee, which is used to
                                                fund ongoing green efforts at CRS.
                                                  All plastics, most recyclable cafeteria con-
                                                tainers, such as milk cartons, juice boxes,
on Thursday, Sept. 8 to demonstrate single      plastic trays, fruit cups and yogurt cups,
stream recycling with CRS Environmental         were placed in the single-stream recycling
Studies Educator Debra Maes and Kim             bin for processing with It is
Wenk, parent volunteer. Single stream re-       this recycling effort that has allowed the
cycling is one-stop shopping, and eliminates    school to reduce waste.
the need to separate plastic, paper and cans
into separate recycling containers.             BY TEACHING STUDENTS how to com-
  Cash worked the compost-upcycle-recycle       post, upcycle and recycle, over the last year,
lunch line in the CRS cafeteria, helping stu-   Churchill Road has reduced lunch waste

                                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Kim Moran
dents dispose of lunch leftovers in the ap-     from 250 pounds to 45 pounds of actual
propriate bins. After finishing lunch, each     trash per daily lunch.
student went through the line putting waste        Single stream recycling applies to
in the appropriate bin. All uneaten raw         Churchill Road classrooms and administra-
fruits and vegetables were deposited in the     tive offices as well. To help the students
compost bin. This organic waste will go to      correctly identify recyclable, compostable
the school’s compost tumbler to create          and upcyclable items, a special presenta-
“black gold” (fertilizer) for the raised beds   tion was aired on the school’s morning pro-
where students grow fruits and vegetables.      gram, the Bobcat News. Churchill Road            Churchill Road kindergarteners Nicole Hoback, Julia Stout, Riley
  Foil-lined chip bags, bars and cookie         sixth grader Jay Walton conducted an on-         Buddie, Arden Williamson, Brady Quinn, Amy Park, James McGowan,
wrappers, ziplock bags and juice pouches        camera demonstration of single-streaming         Bridget Mullery and Natalie Meza, with older students observing in the
were placed in the upcycle bin, where they      and what can and cannot be recycled.             background.

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Meeting Focuses on Tysons Corner Redevelopment
Del. Mark Keam                                                                                                                                                                 questioned not only the adequacy of the
                                                                                                                                                                               infrastructure, but the taxpayers’ responsi-
hears from voters —                                                                                                                                                            bility to be the primary funding arm.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Herndon/Oak Hill business owner Jason
loudly — on Tysons                                                                                                                                                             Stern said that his wife avoids going to the
                                                                                                                                                                               Tysons Corner area now. The traffic and
Corner plan.                                                                                                                                                                   congestion with new development and
                                                                                                                                                                               higher density would only worsen, he said.
                                                                                                                                                                               “I’m pro-business. I’m not pro-stupidity,”
                        By Donna Manz                                                                                                                                          Stern said.
                          The Connection                                                                                                                                          Plush Gelato owners Dinh and Henry
                                                                                                                                                                               Luong attended the meeting to learn more
                 ne message came through                                                                                                                                       about how Tysons Corner’s redevelopment

O                loud and clear at the Tysons                                                                                                                                  would affect small businesses in Vienna.

                                                                                                                                                   Donna Manz/The Connection
                 Corner redevelopment pub-                                                                                                                                        ViennaTysons Regional Chamber of Com-
                 lic forum hosted by Del. Mark                                                                                                                                 merce president Diane Poldy said that re-
Keam on Sept. 28: the transformation of                                                                                                                                        development of Tysons Corner would ben-
Tysons Corner into a city was foisted on                                                                                                                                       efit all the stakeholders in the long run.
taxpayers who have little say in the trans-                                                                                                                                    Businesses would contribute tax revenue
formation.                                                                                                                                                                     and employers would add jobs. As a tran-
  Except for a business interest represented,                                                                                                                                  sit-oriented development, the new Tysons
none of the 20 to 25 guests expressed satis-                                                                                                                                   Corner, with its four Metro stations, would
faction with the increased density of popu-                                                                                                                                    take cars off the roads, not add more cars
lation and office buildings that the redevel-                                                                                                                                  to it. Poldy, too, emphasized the need for
opment would bring. Residents, said a few                                                                                                                                      more funding from Richmond. The chair-
citizens, moved to the Vienna and McLean         Some of the attendees at Del. Mark Keam’s (D-35) public forum on                                                              man of the Town of Vienna’s Business Liai-
areas precisely because they did not want        Thursday, Sept. 28. Residents and business owners voiced concerns over                                                        son Committee concurred with the need for
to live around a city.                           the increased density the new Tysons Corner would generate.                                                                   a greater share of tax revenue from Rich-
  Tysons Corner redevelopment is happen-                                                                                                                                       mond.
ing, said Keam, and citizens and local           when determining how much state money             “We don’t want to have to pay more than                                        Linda Miller, who moved to Vienna 20
elected officials alike have to work together    comes back to Northern Virginia. As an ex-        our fair share,” said Seeman. “Someone                                      years ago, was explicit in her disdain for the
to protect the interests of residents. “We       ample, Keam cited transportation funding.         needs to help us out, whether it’s the county                               new Tysons Corner becoming a city in itself.
[Tysons Corner-area residents] didn’t ask        The Commonwealth returns money to lo-             or the state.”                                                              “I could have moved to Ballston or Wash-
for this,” said Keam. “It came to us. So, what   cales for road use based on road mileage.                                                                                     ington, but I didn’t want to live in a city,”
can we do to work around these concerns?”        Keam would like to see money given back           MANY GUESTS WERE CANDID in their                                            said Miller. “If Tysons becomes a city, I’m not
  Keam acknowledged that many of the is-         to Northern Virginia based on road usage.         dissatisfaction with the current Tysons Cor-                                staying. I’m moving. At some point, we have
sues would be dealt with at the Fairfax          Some laws are in place that are designed to       ner redevelopment plans.                                                    to say, ‘this has to stop,’ and stop it now.”
County level or federal level, but as a del-     ensure that the region doesn’t get its fair         “The only people this development ben-                                       Several attendees remarked that North-
egate whose district embraces the constitu-      share, Keam said.                                 efits are the developers,” said Cheryl Jones                                ern Virginia is the economic engine of the
ency around Tysons Corner, Keam pledged            Vienna Mayor M. Jane Seeman and                 of McLean. “We didn’t ask for this. It was                                  state and is, in effect, penalized for its eco-
to use his position in the General Assembly      McLean Citizens Association president Rob         pushed on us by developers.”                                                nomic success, said Keam..
to do as much as he could to protect their       Jackson participated in the forum as repre-         While most attendees were residents who                                      The Northern Virginia delegation is bipar-
interests.                                       sentatives of their residents.                    came to the forum to comment on the im-                                     tisan on pushing for a greater percentage
  Representing the 35th District, Keam has         Seeman spoke first, remarking that              pact redevelopment would have on the sur-                                   of money to come back to Northern Virginia,
submitted bills before the General Assem-        Vienna and McLean share similar interests         rounding Vienna and McLean areas, a few                                     Keam said. “We’re all on the same page,”
bly that would factor in additional elements     in preserving their respective communities.       others were business owners. One of them                                    he said.

Redevelopment Before County Board                                                                                                                                              for the costs of Metro providing service.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Within the business community there is
Supervisors OK first Tysons Corner development project.                                                                                                                        a sharp ongoing debate on who should pay
                                                                                                                                                                               what portion of the costs.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield)
               By Nicholas Horrock               Hill Metro station, will have 1.72 million        difficult debate on what portion of Tysons                                  said it is a grave mistake to be approving
                          The Connection         square feet of residential space in four build-   Corner nearly $2 billion in transportation                                  development plans before the county knows
                                                 ings, plus some 18,000 feet of space for ser-     improvements would be paid for by county                                    how transportation costs will be met.
         he Fairfax County Board of Super-       vice businesses.                                  taxpayers and what portion would be paid                                       “That’s like what we’re getting over in

T        visors Monday, Sept. 26, approved
         the first development project under
the new Tysons Land Use Plan, which is the
                                                   The project was selected in 2009 to be a
                                                 test of the new zoning and planning regu-
                                                 lations. A third section, Part C, bringing the
                                                                                                   by the businesses and developers reaping
                                                                                                   the profits of the these projects.
                                                                                                     Even in October, it is unlikely that the
                                                                                                                                                                               Mark Center,” he said, referring to a build-
                                                                                                                                                                               ing under construction in Alexandria as part
                                                                                                                                                                               of the Base Realignment and Closure pro-
vision of turning “Edge City,” into a real       whole parcel to some 32 acres, will seek          supervisors can complete a transportation                                   cess. “It’s kind of putting the cart before the
urban area with residences for 100,000           county approval early in 2012, according          plan. It assigned the Planning Commission                                   horse.” He said it was ludicrous to provide
people, pedestrian walks, shops, Metro ser-      to Elizabeth Baker, a lawyer with Walsh,          to come up with recommendations and the                                     the Georgelas Group with what are effec-
vice and hopefully a far reduced depen-          Colucci, Lubeley Emrich and Walsh, P     .C.      commission reported that even by acceler-                                   tively subsidies to use 20 percent of its units
dency on cars which are choking Fairfax            The buildings are all in walking distance       ating its meeting schedule, it would be                                     for work place housing and not be willing
County’s major economic center.                  of the proposed Metro station on the new          March 2012 before they would have a plan.                                   spend time to get the critical transportation
  The first development plan is proposed         Silver Line which will make it possible for         The county staff proposed in 2010 that                                    plan laid out.
by the Georgelas Group, on a modest two          the residents to move about the region with-      the “private partners,” that is the develop-                                   But the Georgelas project has won plau-
sections totaling some 7-acres. Part A is lo-    out driving a car and the project is planned      ers, pay $700 million of the cost and the                                   dits from a whole range of groups in the
cated on 1.56 acres and would feature a          to be served the proposed Tysons “circula-        county taxpayers would pick up the rest,                                    county. It is agreeing to widen and recon-
high rise residential building with between      tor” rail system, as well.                        but the supervisors have never weighed in                                   struct two major thoroughfares in its area,
307 and 478 dwelling units.                        The supervisors voted unanimously for           on this proposal. Businesses in Tysons Cor-                                 build a completely new fire and rescue sta-
  Part B, a block from the Tysons Spring         the project, but set Oct. 25 for a far more       ner are also in a special tax district to pay                               tion, and layout streets and parks.                                                                                                                 McLean Connection ❖ October 5-11, 2011 ❖ 17
  OPEN HOUSES                                                                                                                  From Page 13
                                                                                                                               One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 3
              SATURDAY/SUNDAY,                                                                                                   p.m. Oakton Library, 10304
                                                                                                                                 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn the
                                                                                                                                 basics of the Internet, Word and

                OCTOBER 8 & 9                                                                                                    Excel. Call for appointment. Adults.
                                                                                                                                 703-242-4020, TTY: 711.
                                                                                                                               Money Matters. 7:15 p.m. Oakton
                                                                                                                                 Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place,
                                                                                                                                 Oakton. Explore the importance of
                                                                                                                                 money and the economy. Monthly
                                                                                                                                 group discussion focuses on personal
                                                                                                                                 finance and investing. Adults. 703-
                                                                                                                                 242-4020, TTY: 711.

                                                                                                                               WEDNESDAY/OCT. 12
                                                                                                                               An Evening With The Duhks. 7:30
                                                                                                                                  p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave.
                                                                                                                                  E., Vienna.
                                                                                                                               India Calling: Returning to my
                                                                                                                                  Parents’ India. 7 p.m. Stacy C.
                                                                                                                                  Sherwood Community Center, 3740
                                                                                                                                  Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Meet             The Vienna Arts Society Gallery, 513 Maple Ave., West in
                                                                                                                                  Anand Giridharadas, author of India
                                                                                                                                  Calling and columnist for the New
                                                                                                                                                                             Vienna, will display “Exotics et Cetera” from Oct. 4-Nov.
                                                                                                                                  York Times. 703-293-6227, TTY:             12, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The watercolors
                                                                                                                                  711.                                       features orchids and other tropical flora by Ruth Ensley,
                                                                                                                               Fall Frolics. 10:30 a.m. Dolley
 903 Fairway Drive, Vienna • $749,000 • Open Sunday 1-4 p.m.                                                                      Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge
                                                                                                                                                                             inspired by South America. 703-319-3220 or
                                                                                                                                  Ave., McLean. Rhymes, stories and
    Anne & Sarah Harrington, Long & Foster, 703-585-8595                                                                          songs. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-356-
                                                                                                                                  0770, TTY: 711.                                                               
   When you visit one of these Open Houses, tell the Realtor you saw it in this                                                Toddler Tales. 10:30 a.m. Oakton               fusion band. $20.
   Connection Newspaper. For more real estate listings and open houses, visit                                                     Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, & click the Real Estate links on the right side.                                                    Oakton. Stories and activities for you                                               SATURDAY/OCT. 15
                                                                                                                                  and your toddler. Age 2-3 with adult.    FRIDAY/OCT. 14                              Model Railroad (HO Scale) Open
                 Call Specific Agents to Confirm Dates & Times.                                                                   703-242-4020, TTY: 711.                  HoneyHoney and Joshua James.                  House and Display. 1-5 p.m.
                                                                                                                               Sam Bush. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf             6:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple          Historic Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion
                                                                                                                                  Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. A             Ave. E., Vienna.                           Road NE, Vienna. The layout depicts
                                          Gainesville                                                                             fusion of bluegrass with jazz, rock,
                                                                                                                                  reggae and more. $35.
                                                                                                                                                                           “Auntie Mame.” 7:30 p.m. James Lee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Western North Carolina Railroad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (now a portion of the Norfolk
 13525 Chipper Ct.......................$440,000......Sun 1-4.................Scott Koval....Samson Props..703-625-3446                            Community Center Theater, 2855             Southern) during the period of
                                                                                                                                                                              Annandale Road, Fall Church. An            transition from steam to diesel. The
                                               Herndon                                                                         THURSDAY/OCT. 13
                                                                                                                                                                              eccentric aunt introduces her nephew
                                                                                                                                                                              to a life of madcap parties, silly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Open House also features Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Tank Engine and some of his
 12003 Cheviot Dr.......................$525,000......Sun 1-4............Suzanne Hilder..Coldwell Banker..703-471-7220         Todd Wright & Friends: A                       escapades and more. $128 adults,           friends. Free, donations accepted.
                                                                                                                                 Retrospective featuring                      $15 students and seniors.         or 703-938-5157.
                     Kingstowne/Alexandria                                                                                       members of the Excentrics, The
                                                                                                                                 Getaway Car and West Goes
                                                                                                                                                                     or 703-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       McLean Uncorked: Food and Wine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Festival. McLean Community
 4717 Poplar Dr..........................$899,000......Sun 1-4..............Rachel Carter..Coldwell Banker..703-851-4207         East. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227            Friday Afternoon Chess Group. 1               Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.
                                                                                                                                 Maple Ave. E., Vienna.                       p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830             With the Food Network’s Alton
                                                                                                                               Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. City of
                                                                                                                                                                              Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Players
                                                                                                                                                                              of all levels welcome. No registration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Brown and Washington D.C.’s Chef
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bob Kinkead. Seminars, tastings and
 1519 Pathfinder Ln.................$1,249,900......Sun 1-4............Monica Gibson...Keller Williams ..703-944-3434            Fairfax Regional Library, 10360              necessary. All ages. 703-757-8560,         more. 703-790-0123, TTY 711.
 4054 41st St, N.......................$1,410,000......Sun 1-4..........Heather Bennett..............RE/MAX..703-508-5442        North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs,          TTY: 711.                                *Wine Tasting and Festival. 10
                                                                                                                                 fingerplays and other activities. Age     English Conversation Group. 10                a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free general
                                                Oak Hill                                                                         2-3 with adult. 703-293-6227, TTY:
                                                                                                                                                                              a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101
                                                                                                                                                                              Maple Ave. East, Vienna. English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         admission. $40 per person/$30 tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         district residents for wine taster’s
 3021 Leefield Drive...................$798,500 ......Sun 1-4.................Keith Harris....Samson Props..703-395-6601       One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 2                conversation group. Adults. 703-938-       wristband. Souvenir wine glass
                                                                                                                                 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304                   0405, TTY: 711.                            included. Wine seminars are priced
                                                  Reston                                                                         Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn the
                                                                                                                                 basics of the Internet, Word and
                                                                                                                                                                           Pokemon League. 3 p.m. Patrick
                                                                                                                                                                              Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         separately and advance registration is
 1535 Woodcrest Dr....................$299,990......Sun 1-4.............Teresa Kidwell..........Century 21..703-818-0111         Excel. Call for appointment. Adults.         Vienna. Learn and play. Age 5-18.        *Wine-and-Dine-Around. 5-10:30
                                                                                                                                 703-242-4020, TTY: 711.                      703-938-0405, TTY: 711.                    p.m. $85 per person/$75 tax district
 11673 Bennington Woods Rd..$1,026,000......Sun 2-5.............Carina Slepian.............Weichert..703-919-6364              Enter the Haggis. 8 p.m. The Barns at       The Ahn Trio: BraziliAHN. 8 p.m.              residents; advance registration is

                                           Springfield                                                                           Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna.
                                                                                                                                 A Canadian indie/Celtic-rock world-
                                                                                                                                                                              The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap
                                                                                                                                                                              Road, Vienna. Chamber music. $40.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         required. Registrants must be 21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         years or older.
 7301 Rolling Oak Ln..................$350,000......Sun 1-4........Katharine Binkley....Keller Williams..703-328-9325

 20925 Trinity Sq........................$434,900......Sun 1-4...................Judy Wills.....Long & Foster..703-403-1000                 Bulletin Board                   To have community events listed in the Connection, send to
 6 Devenshire Ct.........................$469,000......Sun 1-4..........Erin Mendenhall..........Century 21..703-821-8300                                         Deadline is Friday.

                                                  Vienna                                                                          THURSDAY/OCT. 6
                                                                                                                                  Workshop for Older Adults
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Vienna Area AAUW. 7 p.m. Patrick
 309 Edwin Ln NE.......................$639,500......Sun 1-4................Lisa Moffett..Coldwell Banker..703-938-5600             with Chronic Health                                                                   Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E.,
                                                                                                                                    Conditions. 11 a.m. Unitarian          TUESDAY/OCT. 11                                Vienna. Lecture by Dr. Janette
 512 Gibson Dr...........................$565,000......Sun 1-4.......................Jim Fox.....Long & Foster..703-503-1800
                                                                                                                                    Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road,         Candidates’ Debate. 7 p.m. Great               Kenner Muir, associate professor
 903 Fairway Dr...........................$749,000...Sun 1-4..Anne & Sarah Harrington..Long & Foster..703-585-8595                  Oakton. Take control of your              Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike.         at George Mason University, on
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                                                                                                                                          McLean Connection Sports Editor Rich Sanders

                       Sports                                                                                                                      703-224-3031 or

Highlanders Edge Tough Marshall Squad, 20-19
Fourth quarter touchdown run by Eckrod helps Highlanders improve to 3-2.
                 By Rich Sanders                                                                                                                                                               was proud how we were able to
                    The Connection                                                                                                                                                             execute when it counted,” said
       t did not come easily for the                                                                                                                                                             McLean will play a Thursday

I      McLean High football team last
       week, but the Highlanders
       snapped a two-game losing skid
by defeating Marshall, 20-19, in a Lib-
erty District Friday home game.
                                                                                                                                                                                               night district game this week at
                                                                                                                                                                                               South Lakes. The Seahawks are
                                                                                                                                                                                               0-5 and coming off a tough 21-
                                                                                                                                                                                               19 loss at non-Northern Region
                                                                                                                                                                                               opponent Louisa County (Min-

                                                                                                                                                    Photo by Craig Sterbutzel/The Connection
   McLean (3-2), which had lost close                                                                                                                                                          eral, Va.), a Region II member
district games to Fairfax, 19-16 in                                                                                                                                                            of the Jefferson District.
overtime, and Madison, 17-16, over
the prior two weeks, earned its first
district victory of the season with the                                                                                                                                                        “I was definitely
one point win over the Statesmen (1-
4).                                                                                                                                                                                            proud that the kids
   Four of McLean’s five games thus far
have been decided by three points or                                                                                                                                                           played down to the
less, and three of those games were
decided by a single point. The only
                                                                                                                                                                                               wire for another week
lopsided affair was a 24-6 Highlander
win over Falls Church in week two.
                                                                                                                                                                                               and were able to putt-
   The game with Marshall was an-                                                                                                                                                              out the win.”
other typically close encounter of
which McLean was involved in.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   — McLean coach Jim Patrick
   “I was definitely proud that the kids Marshall High gave McLean a close game last Friday night. The Statesmen (1-4)
played down to the wire for another will be at home against Fairfax this Thursday night.                                                                 The Highlanders know they
week and were able to putt-out the                                                                                                                     cannot take any opponent for
win,” said McLean coach Jim Patrick. “I feel touchdowns, the first from 42 yards out in THE STATESMEN got a defensive touch-                     granted and will be looking to im-
like we are a couple plays away from being the second quarter to break a scoreless tie, down in the third quarter and got onto the               prove to 4-2 before having to face two
5-0.”                                           and the latter coming from a yard out in scoreboard again when Mendez connected                  of the Northern Region’s best teams
   But Patrick also saw the other side of that. the third quarter. Eckrod, a junior, broke free with receiver Luigi Fernandez for a 30-yard      the following two weeks in
   “I guess you could say we are a couple for a 65-yard touchdown run which ac- scoring strike to make it 19-7 Marshall.                         Centreville (Oct. 14) and Stone
plays away from being 1-4, too.”                counted for the game’s lone fourth quarter        McLean got within 19-14 on McColgan’s          Bridge (Oct. 21).
   Both McLean and Marshall ran the foot- score.                                                1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter          “We will have a tough match up
ball with success in Friday’s meeting. The        Marshall quarterback Danny Mendez before the Highlanders struck in the final                   with South Lakes this Thursday,” said
Highlanders had big running games from rushed for a game-high 142 yards on 14 quarter on Eckrod’s long scoring run. Fol-                         Coach Patrick. “They found some real
both Hunter Eckrod (nine carries, 105 carries. His 16-yard scoring run tied the lowing the touchdown, McLean’s two-point                         offensive success last week versus
yards) and Ryan McColgan (13 carries, 93 game at 7-7 in the second quarter and that conversion attempt failed but the Highland-                  Louisa County, and have very explo-
yards). Both ball carriers found the end was still the score at halftime.                       ers still had the lead at 20-19.                 sive potential. I think we are going to
zone. McColgan, a senior, scored a pair of                                                        “Marshall had a strong game plan, but I        have our hands full defending them.”

  THE FLINT HILL SCHOOL football                  Chambers (nine tackles); end Jared             Cecil Case in the 50-59 age bracket; as well    ginia and seniors should contact their
  team improved its record to 4-0 on Sat-         Luebbers (five tackles, one sack, one fumble   as the teams of Fairfax duo Michael Eber        local recreation departments for centers
  urday, Oct. 1, with a 14-0 shutout win          recovery); and linebacker Dominique Chest-     and Nelson Kieff (60-69 division); Burke’s      offering pickleball classes and on-going
  over visiting St. Anne’s Belfield               nut (nine tackles).                            duo of Phil Doherty and Robert Shellhouse       play
  (Charlottesville). All of Flint Hill’s points      Hunter Windmuller, Flint Hill’s punter,     (70-79); and the twosome of Case and Tom          Gold medal winners in the pickleball
  were scored in the first quarter as the         gave the special teams a boost with three      Jacobs (80-89). On the women’s side, the        competition included: Wilson (men’s 70-
  Huskies scored two touchdowns, scoring          punts of 60, 49, and 47 yards, the latter of   duo of Joan Lithicum (Aldie, Va.) and           79); Wilson and Arlington’s J.T. Price
  runs from running back Jonny Reed (10           which pinned St. Anne’s at their own 7-yard    Springfield’s Kelley McCaffey were cham-        (70-79, men’s doubles); Arlington’s
  yard TD) and fullback Jerrod Reed 8             line.                                                     pions. In mixed doubles, Fairfax’s   Marian Lapp and McLean’s Karen
  yards out). Howard’s touchdown capped              On Friday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m., Sports                            Tomkin
                                                                                                 Notes Chuck for a gold and Lithium              Pearson (60-69, women’s doubles);
  Flint Hill’s first possession of the game.      Flint Hill will host fellow un-                           teamed             medal.            McLean’s Karen Pearson and Arlington’s
  For the afternoon, Howard carried the           beaten private school opponent                               The NVSO Games officially         James Hewitt (60-69, mixed doubles);
  ball 18 times for 115 yards. Reed had 11        Bishop Ireton (5-0).                           concluded on Wednesday, Sept. 28 after          and Springfield’s Lynn O’Connor and Roy
  carries for 58 yards.                                                                          three days of pickleball competition at the     O’Connor (75-79, mixed doubles).
     Through the air, Flint Hill quarterback      RAIN DELAYS resulted in tennis compe-          Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Ar-          Over 600º seniors participated in the
  Andy Rehberger completed 7-of-11                tition postponements at the Northern Vir-      lington.                                        2011 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.
  passes for 81 yards. His targets included       ginia Senior Olympics (NVS0) on the week          Burke’s Del Wilson, a pickleball competi-
  wide receiver Chyrstian Brown (two              of Sept. 19. However some mixed doubles        tor in the men’s 70-79 age division, de-        THE RESTON YOUTH ASSOCIA-
  catches, 27 yards), Howard (two catches,        play did get in the following week, on Fri-    scribed the sport as being “the fastest grow-   TION (RYA) will celebrate a “pink out”
  24 yards) and wide receiver Nick                day, Sept. 30, at Wakefield District Park in   ing senior sport in the country.ºSimply put,    day of youth football action in games at
  Bazzarone (two catches, 17 yards).              Annandale.                                     pickleball is a modified tennis game played     Lake Fairfax this Saturday.ºThe special
     Defensively for the Huskies, Brown, a           Gold medalists in men’s singles included    on a badminton court with a lower net,º         day of youth football will benefit the
  member of the secondary, had an inter-          McLean’s Dell Pendergrast (70-79 age           composite board paddle and a wiffle-like        fight against women’s breast cancer.
  ception. Other big games came from free         group) and Burke’s Phil Case (80-89). In       ball.”                                          There will be raffles, food, and the sell-
  safety Ben Kase, who had an intercep-           men’s doubles, gold medals went to the duo        Wilson also said that pickleball groups      ing of merchandise, all to benefit can-
  tion, a sack, and 10 tackles; tackle Larry      of Robert Howe (Alexandria) and Fairfax’s      are springing up all around Northern Vir-       cer research.                                                                                                               McLean Connection ❖ October 5-11, 2011 ❖ 19
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McLean Scouts Provide Honor Guard at Nats Game                                                                                                                                                            Photo Contributed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               .com. Deadline is Friday.

   On Sunday, Sept. 18, Cub Scouts                                                                                                                                                                                               James McGrath of
from Pack 1867, of McLean, pro-                                                                                                                                                                                                McLean has been selected to
vided the color guard during the                                                                                                                                                                                               be a McDonough Scholar at
Washington Nationals game                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marietta College this fall.
against the Florida Marlins. Scouts                                                                                                                                                                                            The program helps students
Ryan Hooper, Duncan Andrews,                                                                                                                                                                                                   gain a deeper understanding
Adam Dietrich and Eric Mizusawa,                                                                                                                                                                                               of leadership, practice lead-
were selected at random to repre-                                                                                                                                                                                              ership skills and grow as en-
sent the Pack. One Scout was se-                                                                                                                                                                                               gaged leaders.
lected from each den (Wolf, Bear,
Webelos I and Webelos II).                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ten Langley High School
   Several days before the game,                                                                                                                                                                                               students have been named as
the Scouts drilled with Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 National Merit Schol-
Cubmaster Joel Timmins and un-                                                                                                                                                                                                 arship Semifinalists: Allison
derwent a uniform inspection with                                                                                                                                                                                              S.      Brady,         Saba
Cubmaster John Dietrich. The                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eskandarian, Jimmy J.
Scouts knew that they might be on                                                                                                                                                                                              Fang, Jamison G. Fox-
the Jumbotron before thousands                                                                                                                                                                                                 Canning, Nathaniel C.
of fans and wanted their uniforms                                                                                                                                                                                              Howe, Dylan J. Kriz,
to be in perfect condition, and                                                                                                                                                                                                Debbie R. Pan, Spencer
their drill to be precise. Scout                                                                                                                                                                                               C. Shabshab, Holliday L.
Duncan was to carry the Ameri-                                                                                                                                                                                                 Shuler and Andrew J.
can flag while Scout Adam would                                                                                                                                                                                                Stewart.
carry the flag of Pack 1867. Scouts
Ryan and Eric would escort the                                Four Scouts, from left, Ryan Hooper, Duncan Andrews, Adam Dietrich and Eric                                                                                        Six McLean High School
flags and stand at attention. The                             Mizusawa, were selected at random to represent Pack 1867.                                                                                                        students have been named as
Pack 1867 flag is ornamented with                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 National Merit Schol-
numerous awards and honors the                                of Scout Day 2011. Ten minutes                                     Jumbotron along with those of the                           Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in     arship Semifinalists: Nana-
Pack has won over the years.                                  before game time, the Scouts                                       Washington Nats, Florida Marlins                            McLean, is in the Chain Bridge    Kwabena A. Abrefah,
   On the morning of the game,                                marched onto the field and stood                                   and fans in attendance. After the                           District, National Capital Area   Daniel J. Lee, Eric R.
Scouts and parents from many lo-                              at attention while the national                                    anthem, the Scouts retired the col-                         Counsel of the Cub Scouts.        Leimkuhler, Elizabeth
cal Packs were invited to a pre-                              anthem was performed by local                                      ors and enjoyed the game. The                               Cubmaster John Dietrich can be    McGrady, Justin Nam
game parade around the field by                               singer D.C. Washington. Their                                      Nats won by a score of 4-3.                                 contacted                    at   and Brian Tong.
the Washington Nationals in honor                             faces flashed briefly on the                                         Pack 1867, chartered by St.                     

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 door.”                                                                                                                                                                                       • Decks • Porches (incl.
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 pletely around. And try as I might to ignore
 certain facts and pretend that what ails me,
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 doesn’t, calls from my oncology nurse with
 precautionary indications of something or
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 through this diagnosis/prognosis like I’m                                             CTO SCHEV
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 now am at receiving these calls, the arrival of                                                                                        Plumbing • Electrical • Custom Carpentry
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 to date, the blips in the miscellaneous levels                                       CTO SCHEV
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                                                                                                        703-917-6400                                                                                                                                                                                           703-917-6400
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     ELECTRICAL                           GUTTER                    HAULING                               PAINTING                                                                                                                 3 RE for Rent                             4 RE for Sale                    28 Yard Sales
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                                      PINNACLE SERVICES,
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                                                            TRASH REMOVAL                            PATRIOT                            Employers:                                                                           Mclean, 4 BR, 3 BA,                           NEW FORECLOSED                  Huge Multi-Family Estate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sale. Sunday, October 9 •
   bill w/o turning off
                                      •SMALL REPAIRS        •Junk & Rubbish •Furn.,
                                                               Yard, Construction                    PAINTING                            Are your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 car garage, large
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             deck, screened porch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               UP TO 60% OFF!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           9am - 3pm. Raindate: Mon-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           day, October 10, 9am-3pm.
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  With an electric system                                                                                                                                                                                                    off walk out basemnt,                                                         440 Montpelier Road •
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Only $179,900! Similar unit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Great Falls. Come and shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for bargains and hidden
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                                      GROUP RATES
                                                              240-603-6182                          Power Washing.                       not working in                                                                          703-606-5426
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sold for $477K
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Call 1-866-952-5346, x 101.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           treasures. Some items you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           will find at the Estate Sale
                                                                                                    Int/Ext Painting
       703-440-5144.                    FREE EST
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           items, furniture, clothing and

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                                                               Junk & Rubbish                      Lic./Ins.              Int./Ext.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           section of Beach Mill Road
                                                                Concrete, furn.,office,
   LANDSCAPING                        LANDSCAPING              yard, construction debris                                                 Try a better                                                                                                                    WANTED TO RENT-From               & Utterback Store Road.
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                                                                                                                Cell                        way to fill                                                                          Print Editions                         Priv. home. Basement apt. or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1st floor suite for elderly man.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Look for signs directing you
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                                                                                                                                              openings                                                                       The full print editions of all 18                  ABC LICENSE
    Ava Krogmann – Designer & Horticulturist
                                                              LANDSCAPING                          Falcon Roofing                                                                                                            Connection Newspapers are now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aladdin’s Eatery of VA Inc.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          trading as Aladdin’s Eatery      English Boxwoods, various
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4044 Campbell Avenue,          sizes up to 30 inches. Up-
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                                                                                                                  Roofing &

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             page by page, identical to our weekly
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The above establishment is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           right Korean, John Baldwin
   571.212.5121 or                      LANDSCAPING                                              Siding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                applying to the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Derunk 3 feet, and Fastiga-
                                                               Planting • Mulching • Sodding                                                                                             Potomac                             newsprint editions, including print        VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF
                                                             Patios • Decks • Driveway Sealing,
                                                                                                                                                                           Great                       Chevy
                                                                                                                                                                                              Bethesda Chase                                                                                               ta up to 7-8 feet. Call John
      Creative gardens, patios and installation                                                                           (All Types)                  Herndon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             advertising. Go to                            ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
                                                                  Asphalt • Retaining Walls                                              Dulles
                                                                                                                                         Airport      1   Reston                                                                                                             CONTROL for a Mixed
                                                            Erosion Control • Drainage Solutions                                                                               Vienna
                                                                                                                                                                                            McLean                                    Beverages on premises
                                                                                                                                                                 Oakton    6                                   Washington,                                              license to sell or manufacture
                                                            703-863-7465                            Soffit & Fascia Wrapping              Chantilly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  D.C.       and click on “Print Editions.”                alcoholic beverages. Raja       116 Childcare Avail.
                                                                                                           New Gutters

  J.E.S Services

                                                                                                        Chimney Crowns
                                                                                                                                                                          Fairfax                                                                                            Atalla, Vice President
                                                                    ANGEL’S                              Leaks Repaired                     Clifton
                                                                                                                                                              Historic           Burke                                                                                                                      Looking for Child Care?
                                                            LAWN MOWING                                   No job too small                                    Clifton     Fairfax Springfield                  3
                                                                                                                                                                                     2                                                                                        26 Antiques                   Nanny with us for 7 years,
   LANDSCAPE & CONSTRUCTION                                 •Trimming •Leaf & Snow                    703-975-2375                                                                 Laurel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         We pay top $ for antique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             but kids now in school.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Seeking a family to
                                                               •Removal •Yard Clearing                                                                   Hill

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          furniture and mid-century               share our nanny
   •Patios •Walkways                                              •Hauling •Tree Work
                                                            703-863-1086                                                                • Target your best job
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         teak furniture, STERLING,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (flex sched available).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              McLean, Vienna, Falls
                                                                                                      TREE SERVICE
    •Retaining Walls                                         703-582-3709
                                                             240-603-6182                                                                 candidates where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MEN'S WATCHES, jewelry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and costume jewelry,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Church area. Absolutely
   •Drainage Problems                                              I'am a
                                                                                                   ANGEL’S TREE REMOVAL
                                                                                                   Brush & Yard Debris
                                                                                                                                          they live.                                                                                                                      paintings/art glass/clocks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Schefer Antiques @
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                highest references.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Call Christa at
  •Landscape Makeovers                                          slow walker,                          Trimming & Topping                • Reach readers in

                                                                 but I never                            Gutters & Hauling                 addition to those
  Call: 703-912-6886

                                                                 walk back.                                                               who are currently                                                                                                             21 Announcements 21 Announcements
    Free Estimates                                          -Abraham Lincoln
                                                                                                                                          looking for a job.                                                                                     PRINT ED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         NOTICE OF INTENTION TO FILE A PETITION PURSUANT
       MASONRY                           MASONRY              TREE SERVICE                            TREE SERVICE                      • Proven readership.                                                                                                                        TO VIRGINIA CODE SECTION 8.01-324
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        American Community Newspapers II, LLC doing business as
                                                                                                                                        • Proven results.                                                                                                               the Sun Gazette (for Mclean, Vienna, Oakton and Great Falls)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Fairfax,
     MOTTERN MASONRY DESIGN                                  North’s Tree & Landscaping                                                                                                                                                                                 Virginia, will petition the Circuit Court of the County of Fairfax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for the authority to publish ordinances, resolutions, notices or
           Specializing in Custom                            — Tree Expertise for over 30 Years —                                                                                                                                                                       advertisements in accordance with Virginia Code Ann. Section
   Stone and Brick Walkways, Patios,                         10% OFF Any Tree or Landscaping Job With This Ad!                                                                                                                                                          8.01-324

        & Small and Large Repairs                           Emergency COMPLETE TREE SERVICEALL PHASES OF
                                                              Tree      Tree Removal Topping, LANDSCAPING                                     703-917-6464                                                                   21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements
               Licensed, Insured                             Service    Elevating , Lot Clearing, Lot Clearing,
   • Free estimates • All work guaranteed •                                        Mulching, Sodding,          Retaining Walls,               classified@connection
                                                            Serving                     Grading            Driveway Repair, Patios,    
                              No.                                              Privacy Fences                                                                                                   NOTICE OF WATER RATE PUBLIC HEARING
              Phone 703-496-7491                            Virginia                   ★★ Free Estimates ★★ Quality Service ★★          Great Papers • Great Readers
                                                                                       Family-Run Business ★ Licensed & Insured                Great Results!                                                                 At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2011, Fairfax Water will conduct
                                                                                 540-533-8092 • 540-636-8657                                                                                                                  a public hearing on its proposed Schedule of Rates, Fees and Charges.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The hearing will be held in Fairfax Water’s offices at 8570 Executive Park
         BRICK AND STONE                                                                                                                                                                                                      Avenue, Fairfax, VA.

   Custom Masonry                                                           HOW TO SUBMIT ADS TO                                                                                                                              The proposed changes, to be effective April 1, 2012, include the
    703-768-3900                                                                                   Newspapers & Online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. An increase in the Availability Charge from $3,600 to $3,700†.                                                                                                                                                                                                   2. An increase in the Local Facilities Charge from $8,500 to $9,000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. An increase in the Account Charge from $32 to $33.
  Patios, Walkways, Stoops, Steps, Driveways                                                       CLASSIFIED                                                                                                                 4. An increase in the base Commodity Charge from $2.04 to $2.16 per
                                                                     DEADLINES                                                                                                                                                1,000 gallons of water.
  Repairs & New Installs•All Work Guranteed                          Zones 1, 5, 6........................Mon @ noon                                                                                                          5. An increase in the Peak Use Charge from $2.95 to $3.20 per 1,000 gal-
                                                                     Zones 2, 3, 4........................Tues @ noon                                                                                                         lons of water.
       MASONRY                           MASONRY                  E-mail ad with zone choices to: classified@connection                                                                                                       6. An increase in the Fees for Use of Fairfax Water Fire Hydrants to
                                                           or call Andrea @ 703-778-9411                                                                                                              include the increase in the Commodity Charge and Peak Use Charge.
                                                                                                   EMPLOYMENT                                                                                                                 A copy of the proposed changes can be viewed on our Web site at
                                                                     DEADLINES                                                                                                                                       Those wishing to speak at
                                                                     Zones 5, 6...........................Tues @ 11:00                                                                                                        this hearing or desiring a copy of the proposed changes should call Ms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Eva Catlin at 703-289-6017. Interested parties may submit written com-
                                                                     Zones 1, 3.............................Tues @ 4:00                                                                                                       ments to or mail written com-
                                                                     Zone 2.................................Wed @ 11:00                                                                                                       ments to:
                                                                     Zone 4...................................Wed @ 1:00
                                                                  E-mail ad with zone choices to: classified@connection                                                                                                       Fairfax Water
                                                           or call Barbara @ 703-778-9413                                                                                                             Public Hearing Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8570 Executive Park Avenue
                                                                                                       ZONES                                                                                                                  Fairfax, VA 22031
                                                             Zone 1: The Reston Connection                                Zone 4: Centre View North
                                                                     The Oak Hill/Herndon Connection                              Centre View South                                                                           All written comments must be received by close of business on
                                                             Zone 2: The Springfield Connection                           Zone 5: The Potomac Almanac                                                                         Wednesday, December 14, 2011 to be included in the record of the public
                                                                     The Burke Connection                                 Zone 6: The Arlington Connection                                                                    hearing.
                                                                     The Fairfax Connection                                       The Vienna/Oakton
                                                                     The Fairfax Station/Clifton/                                    Connection                                                                               †Charges reflect fees associated with a standard 5/8” residential meter. Changes in
                                                                        Lorton Connection                                         The McLean Connection
                                                             Zone 3: The Alexandria Gazette Packet                                The Great Falls                                                                             charges for larger residential and commercial meters are reflected in the Proposed
                                                                     The Mount Vernon Gazette                                        Connection                                                                               Schedule of Rates, Fees, and Charges.

22 ❖ McLean Connection ❖ October 5-11, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  Classified                                                                        Fun Despite the Rain
21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                                                               Rain fails to dampen
            TO VIRGINIA CODE SECTION 8.01-324
                                                                                                                spirits at Oct. 2 Fall
American Community Newspapers II, LLC, doing business as
the Arlington Sun Gazette, a newspaper of general circulation                                                   for Fairfax Kidsfest.
in the County of Arlington, Virginia, will petition the Circuit
Court of the County of Arlington for the authority to publish
ordinances, resolutions, notices or advertisements in
accordance with Virginia Code Ann. Section 8.01-324

21 Announcements 21 Announcements
                     TRUSTEE'S SALE
                      OF VALUABLE
                  IMPROVED REAL ESTATE

              Improved by the premises known as
             6616 Melrose Drive, McLean, Virginia

In execution of a Deed of Trust from Ana Maria V. Clarke and
Paul F. Clarke, Jr., dated October 18, 2010, and recorded No-                                                                                           Volunteers Allison and Jessica
vember 20, 2010, in Deed Book 21361 at page 78 among the
Land Records of Fairfax County County, Virginia, the under-                                                 Samantha Reiser of Oakton takes a           Pereira of Alexandria button the
signed substitute trustee will offer for sale at public auction at
the front entrance of the Judicial Center for Fairfax County           Holly Kessler of Manassas stuffs her pony ride behind the Fairfax                jeans of a soon-to-be scarecrow at
County, at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia, on               scarecrow at the Fall for Fairfax    County Government center at the             the Fall for Fairfax Kidsfest on
Friday, October 7, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.                                   Kidsfest on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the   Sunday, Oct. 2, Fall for Fairfax            Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Fairfax
                                                                       Fairfax County Government Center. Kidsfest.                                      County Government Center.
the following property being the property contained in said
Deed of Trust, described as follows:                                                                            Photos by Deb Cobb/The Connection
Lots 38, 39 and 40, Section B, Water Heights Subdivision, as
per plat thereof recorded in Deed Book T-9 at page 247,
among the Land Records of Fairfax County County, Virginia.

Commonly known as 6616 Melrose Drive, McLean, Virginia

TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $100,000.00 or ten percent
(10%) of the sale price, whichever amount is less, in the form
of cash or its equivalent will be required of the purchaser at the
time and place of sale; the balance of the purchase money be-
ing due and payable within fifteen (15) days after sale, time ex-
pressly being of the essence, with interest at the rate of 4.0
percent per annum from date of sale to date of settlement.
Provided, however, that if the holder of the secured promissory
note is the successful bidder at the sale, no cash deposit shall
be required, and part of or the entire indebtedness, including
interest and costs, secured by the Deed of Trust, may be set           Connor Lygon of Burke checks out
off against the purchase price.                                        some of the communications gear
Any defaulting purchaser shall forfeit the deposit and stand the       on the Fairfax County Fire and
risk and cost of resale.                                               Rescue Department Mobile Com-
Sale shall be made subject to all existing easements and re-           mand Post, on display at the Sun-
strictive covenants as the same may lawfully affect the real es-
tate. Sale is further subject to mechanic's and/or material-
                                                                       day, Oct. 2, Fall for Fairfax Kidsfest
man's liens of record and not of record. The property will be          at the Fairfax County Government
sold subject to all conditions, covenants, restrictions, rights of
redemption of federal lienholders or encumbrances, and agree-          Center. The Mobile Command Post,
ments of record affecting the same, if any.                            stationed in Merrifield at Station
In the event the undersigned trustee is unable to convey to the        30, is a large vehicle outfitted with
purchaser good title, then purchaser's sole and exclusive rem-         a variety of computers, network-
edy shall be in the refund of the deposit paid at the time of
sale.                                                                  ing, video and communications            Joey Kidd gives Firefighter Lawrence Ellison a high-five after learning
The subject property and all improvements thereon will be sold
                                                                       equipment that firefighters used to      about the nozzles that the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
in "as is" condition without warranty of any kind. Purchaser           facilitate operations and interde-       uses on their pumper truck at the Sunday, Oct. 2, Fall for Fairfax Kidsfest
shall be responsible for any and all building and/or zoning code
violations whether of record or not of record, as well as for all      partmental cooperation during            at the Fairfax County Government Center. Ellison hails from Station 30
unpaid and enforceable homeowners' or condominium owners'              large incidents.                         out of Merrifield.
association dues and assessments, if any. Purchaser also
shall be responsible for obtaining possession of the property at
his/her expense. Purchaser shall assume the risk of loss and
shall be responsible for any damage, vandalism, theft, destruc-
tion, or the like, of or to the property occurring after the time of
sale. Conveyance will be by special warranty deed. Convey-
ancing, recording, transfer taxes, notary fees, examination of ti-
tle, state stamps, and all other costs of conveyance are to be
at the expense of purchaser. State and local taxes, public
charges, and special or regular assessments, if any, shall be
adjusted to the date of sale and thereafter shall be assumed by
the purchaser.

The undersigned trustee unconditionally reserves the right: (i)
to waive the deposit requirement; (ii) to approve or disapprove
the creditworthiness of any bidder and/or purchaser; (iii) to
withdraw the property from sale at any time prior to termination
of the bidding; (iv) to extend the time for bidding; (v) to reject
any or all bids; (vi) to postpone or set over the date or time of
sale; and (vii) to extend the period of time for settlement here-

Additional terms and conditions of sale may be announced at
the time of sale.

Substitute Trustee

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:                                               The train tables were a hub of activity for the younger
David N. Prensky
Chasen & Chasen
                                                                       set escaping the rain during the Sunday, Oct. 2, Fall        Shea Bader and his son Charles Bader of Alexandria
5225 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. #500                                       for Fairfax Kidsfest at the Fairfax County Government        contemplate one of the llamas in the petting zoo at
Washington, D.C. 20015
(202) 244-4000                                                         Center. Brothers Ethan Henry Baker of Fairfax were           the Sunday, Oct. 2, Fall for Fairfax Kidsfest at the
                                                                       two of many children entertained by the display.             Fairfax County Government Center.                                                                                                                        McLean Connection ❖ October 5-11, 2011 ❖ 23
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    ALEXANDRIA............................................703-823-0800               FAIRFAX......................................................703-591-6500
                             456 S. Pickett St.                                                                   10912 Lee Hwy.
                     (Corner of Edsall & South Pickett)
    BURKE.........................................................703-425-4400                           (Machine Shop) 703-560-0813
                       5663 Burke Centre Pkwy.                                                                 8701 Lee Hwy.
          (Rt. 123 & Burke Center Pkwy., Behind McDonald’s)
    CHANTILLY...............................................703-631-3800             NEWINGTON.............................................703-339-8300
                             14154-C Willard Rd.                                                            8196-A Terminal Rd.
                                                                                                   (Fairfax County Pkwy. at Terminal Rd.)
    FAIRFAX CITY...........................................703-978-4500
                  (Economy Auto Parts) 3855 Pickett Rd.                              STERLING..................................................703-450-6600
    FALLS CHURCH........................................703-534-1200                 (LOUDOUN)................................................703-444-5096
                             431 S. Maple Ave.                                                               47060 Harry F. Byrd Hwy.
                  (near intersection of Lee Hwy. & Rt. 7)                                                     (Rt. 7 at Dranesville Rd.)

    HERNDON...................................................703-707-0800           VIENNA.......................................................703-281-5700
                       23070 Oak Grove Rd. #100                                                                121 Church St., N.E.
                   (Corner of Rt. 606 & Oak Grove Rd.)                                                         (Behind Vienna Inn)

                                                        2 MANASSAS AREA LOCATIONS
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                 (Metro).........................................703-631-1125       (Metro) ........................................ 703-631-1205
                    (Champ Auto Parts) 9088 Euclid Ave.                                 (Economy Auto Parts) 8106 Sudley Rd.
                                                          These stores are not affiliated with NAPA.

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