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                                                                                                         Reaching Out To Help
                                                                                                         Groups discuss services for, are for adults and to join, even ifbut, said Markham,
                                                                                                                                      “We allow people
                                                                                                                                                         cost $25 each
                                                                                                                                                                          they can’t pay.”
                                                                                                         needs of local immigrants. dents representing nearly every country on the
                                                                                                                                        “We’ve done it for five years now, and we have stu-

                                                                                                                                                                   planet,” he said. “It gives people an outlet to practice
                                                                                                                                        By Bonnie Hobbs            the English language. People come in groups and
                                                                                                                                                 Centre View       learn together, and it’s been very successful.”
                                                                                                                                                                      Centreville Baptist also hosts ethnic-language
                                                                                                                n a continuing effort to help immigrants in        churches on Sundays. Spanish is at 11:15 a.m.; Ko-


                                                                                                         I      the local community, several groups offering
                                                                                                                services and programs for them gathered re-
                                                                                                                cently to exchange information.
                                                                                                           “This meeting will be about sharing what our
                                                                                                         groups are doing, what are the needs we see and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           rean, 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Vietnam-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ese, 3:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Represent-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ing Western
                                                                     Photo by Bonnie Hobbs/Centre View




                                                                                                                                                                    Photo by Bonnie Hobbs
                                                                                                         are these needs being met?” said Alice Foltz of Well-                                             Fairfax Chris-
                                                                                                         spring United Church of Christ in Centreville. “Then                                              tian Ministries
                                                                                                         we’ll discuss how we can help each other and where                                                (WFCM) was
                                                                                                         we go from here.”                                                                                 Hilda Rexach.
                                                                                                           Her church’s Outreach Committee sponsored the                                                   “We        help
                                                                                                         meeting, held Oct. 14 at Centreville Regional Library.                                            people with
                                                                                                         And although services for other ethnic groups were                                                food, finances,
                                                                                                         mentioned, the focus was mainly on Centreville’s                                                  furniture and
                                                                                                         growing Hispanic community.                                                                       clothing,” she
                                                                                                                                                                      John Markham, explain-
                                                                                                           Cheryl Repetti of the Centreville Community Foun-                                               said. “We have
                                                                                                                                                                      ing Centreville Baptist
                                                                                                         dation showed the Web site she’s created so immi-                                                 people of all
                                                                                                                                                                      Church’s ESL program.
                                                                                                         grants may find information on, for example, ESL                                                  faiths      and
                                                                                                         courses, construction-industry vocabulary and for-        countries, but the number of Spanish people we help
                                                                                                         eign-language class sites.                                has doubled from last year. They used to be the third-
  Queen for a Day                                                                                          “We have an ESL program with open enrollment            largest group we served — now they’re first; it’s
   Centreville High Homecoming Queen LaShanna Tutt                                                       throughout the year,” said John Markham of                Latinos, whites and African-Americans.”
   with her date Dominique Bacote during the dance                                                       Centreville Baptist Church. Beginning and interme-           Rexach said the main reason they need assistance
   last Saturday night. For more Homecoming cover-                                                       diate classes are offered Wednesdays, from 6:30-8:30      is because of the lack of jobs. “Before they ask for
   age, see pages 6, 8, 12.                                                                              p.m., and beginning classes, Thursdays, from 10-
                                                                                                         11:45 a.m., with child care available. The classes                                            See Reaching Out, Page 7



Residents: What To Cut or Save in County Budget
They say they would                            three groups. There, they compiled lists of
                                               items they view as critical and don’t want
pay higher taxes                               cut from the budget; view as important but,
                                               in this fiscal environment, would support                                      Fighting for Their Future
for better services.                           certain reductions; and view as things they
                                               could do without.
                                                                                                                                                   By Bonnie Hobbs                          gram that would enable him to work af-
                                                                                                                                                            Centre View                     ter graduation.
                      By Bonnie Hobbs             “Do you people share the pain, or does                                                                                                      It’s not the first time it’s been on the
                              Centre View      everybody take a hit?” asked Dave Linn of                                                hantilly’s Eric Latcheran is intel-                 chopping block when county officials



W
           ith Fairfax County’s government
           and school system both facing
           their biggest shortfalls ever,
                                               Little Rocky Run.
                                                  “That’s what we’re here to decide,” replied
                                               Datta.
                                                  “It’s strange that we’re one of the richest
                                                                                                                              C         lectually disabled, but that
                                                                                                                                        doesn’t mean he can’t learn
                                                                                                                              things or hold down a job. Quite the op-
                                                                                                                                                                                            sought to trim their budget. However,
                                                                                                                                                                                            said Eric’s mom, Gina Latcheran of Pop-
                                                                                                                                                                                            lar Tree Estates, “It’s always been saved
                                                                                                                              posite is true: His whole life has been a                     at the last minute. But this time, because
some three dozen people came to the            counties in the country, but we’re having                                      training ground for his future.                               the economic situation is so severe, it
Centreville Regional Library, last Saturday,   problems with the budget,” said Marge                                            In April, he’ll turn 22 and, two months                     may not be saved — and that really
Oct. 25, to discuss the county’s FY 2010       Landis of Sully Station II.                                                    later, he’ll graduate from the Fairfax                        scares me.”
Fairfax County budget.                            “But we can’t tax income,” said Datta.                                      County Public Schools’ special-ed pro-                          Eric graduated from Chantilly High in
  After presentations by Susan Datta, with        Another woman said the county does                                          gram. But with a gigantic budget short-                       2005 with a Certificate of Completion.
the county’s Department of Management          have the right to look at income tax, but                                      fall looming overhead, Fairfax County is
and Budget, and Dean Tistadt, FCPS chief                                                                                      considering cutting funds for the pro-                                          See Budget, Page 5
operating officer, the residents broke into                     See Shortfall, Page 4
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                     Community
Goblin Gallop: Costumes, Fun and $40,000




                                                                                                                                                                                  Photos by Bonnie Hobbs/Centre View
              he 15th annual


T             Goblin Gallop,
              last Sunday,
              Oct. 26, was a
huge success. The day was
crisp and sunny, and the 5K




                                                                      Photos By Bonnie Hobbs/Centre View
Race and 1K Fun Run raised
some $40,000 for the John
Quadrino Foundation to
Benefit Children with Can-
cer. “It’s wonderful; it keeps
growing each year,” said
event organizer George
Quadrino. “And it was our
biggest turnout ever.”                                                                                                                                                                                                 London Towne Elementary
  The race attracted 1,825                                                                                                                                                                                              .E.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       P teacher Morgan Birge
participants – about 1,325                                                                                                                                                                                             as Howard Stern.
runners and nearly 500
walkers. And since it’s al-
ways held shortly before                                                                                   From Little Rocky Run are (from left) Tyler Schroder, 6,
Halloween, many of the The Birge siblings of Bristow:                                                      racecar driver; Zachary Bowers, 6, Darth Maul; Sammie
runners and spectators (From left) Tyler, 7, Ryan, 3, and                                                  Bowers, 4 1/2, Tinkerbell; Teddy Schroder, 3 1/2,
came in costume.               Madison, 5, as Pikachu, Obi-Wan-                                            racecar driver; and Casey Bowers, 2, froggie.
  Ezkyas Sisay, 19, of Flag- Kenobi and Wall-E. Parents are
staff, Ariz., won the 5K with Kirsten and Morgan Birge.                                             fifth-grader at Eagle View El-           He said the hardest part was ma-
a time of 15:05. He trains                                                                          ementary.                                neuvering it around the other com-
as a runner all year and runs 90- won for the second year in a row.                                    Jim MacLean, 39, of Fairfax           petitors and, he added, the girls
150 miles per week. Elena Orlova, Nicolas Estrada, 10, of Fairfax,                                 Station, took top honors in the           were “heavy to push uphill.”
38, of Russia, was the first-place won the fun run. The son of                                     baby-stroller division – pushing
female finisher, in 18:20. Both Roxana and Ron Estrada, he’s a                                     two, little girls in a double stroller.                — Bonnie Hobbs


                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tiger Hallie Kernigan, 4, of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Vienna.




Nicolas Estrada, Fun Run          5K top female Elena
winner.                           Orlova.
                                                                                                   It’s a dog’s world for Anna Hull, 14,
                                                                                                   and Jordan Lewis, 15, of Manassas.
                                                                                                                                                          5K winner                                                    Lion Carson Breissinger, 3,
                                                                                                                                                          Ezkyas Sisay.                                                of Fairfax.
Baby-
stroller-
division
winner Jim
MacLean
with (from
left) wife
Carin and
Fairfax’s
Andrea
Vincent. In
stroller are
Zana
Vincent, 4,
and Mia
MacLean, 5
3/4.                                                                                              From left are Anu Vasireddy,
                                                                                                  5, of Lansdowne, as Jo Jo
                                                                                                  the Clown; and Anoshka
                                                                                                  Upadye, 5, of Ashburn, as a
                                                                                                  character from “High                       Ready to make a run for it are the participants in the 5K
                                                                                                  School Musical.”                           Race.
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          Round-ups
                                                                                  News
    Robbery Sent to Grand Jury
      Centreville’s Boris Nelson Salmeron, 23, of 14452 Rustling
    Leaves Lane in The Meadows community, is batting .500. Mon-
    day afternoon in Fairfax County General District Court, one of
    his criminal charges moved forward and the other was
    dropped.
      Police believe he robbed a 24-year-old Chantilly woman,
    Aug. 17, at 2:49 a.m., outside a bank in the 14200 block of
    Centreville Road in Chantilly. Authorities said she’d used an
    ATM card inside the bank lobby and, when she left, Salmeron
    allegedly approached her and demanded money.
      According to police, he then grabbed her, knocked her to
    the ground and took her cash. But a police K-9 unit found him
    nearby and he was arrested and charged with robbery and
    abduction.
      Salmeron appeared in court Monday, Oct. 27 and, at that
    time, Judge Donald McDonough certified his robbery charge
    to the grand jury for possible indictment. The abduction charge
    was dropped.


    Three Charged with DWI
       Fairfax County police conducted DWI patrols throughout
    the Fair Oaks District from Saturday, Oct. 25, at 11 p.m. until
    Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3 a.m. Motorists stopped for suspicion of     From left are Al Francese, Del. Tim Hugo (R-40), Springfield District Supervisor Pat
    driving while intoxicated were checked to assure that their       Herrity and siblings Ann and Craig Monroe.
    driving abilities weren’t impaired by alcohol or drugs.
       Some 47 motorists were stopped and three were charged
    with DWI. Nine summonses were issued for miscellaneous traf-
    fic offenses.
                                                                      Bridge Dedicated to Monroe
                                                                                riends, family and dignitaries gathered Oct.   Little Rocky Run Homeowners Association and noted
    Speak Up About Schools
       Community members are invited to join a discussion about
    issues impacting local student education at a School Board
    Town Hall Meeting, next Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. at
    Chantilly High. At this PTSA-sponsored event, School Board
                                                                      F         11 on Compton Road to dedicate a pedes-
                                                                                trian bridge there to the memory of Alec T.
                                                                                Monroe. A longtime resident of Little Rocky
                                                                      Run, he was its former Board of Trustees president
                                                                      and was affectionately known as “The Mayor” of his
                                                                                                                               that the project took nearly six years “from concept
                                                                                                                               to reality.” Monroe died of lymphoma in February at
                                                                                                                               age 71, and his family was pleased that he was hon-
                                                                                                                               ored by the community for which he did so much.
                                                                                                                                 “The bridge is right where the fighting was for the
    Representatives Kathy Smith (Sully District) and Elizabeth        community. The plaque placed on the bridge states        First Battle of Manassas, so you can stand there and
    Bradsher (Springfield District) will lead the exchange.           that “his service to the community is an inspiration     envision what the battle was like,” said his son Craig,
                                                                      to those that follow him.”                               also of Little Rocky Run. “It’s a really pretty setting,
                                                                        “Alec was a great proponent of trails and bridges      on the creek, so teachers could bring their classes
    Free Carseat Inspections                                          within and outside of Little Rocky Run, and he de-       there to study ecology.”
      Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station    veloped bridges of communication” inside the com-          Furthermore, he added, “As we were doing the cer-
    will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday,    munity and between Little Rocky Run and neigh-           emony, joggers and people strolling were coming over
    Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, from 5-8:30 p.m., at the station, 4900        boring communities, said Board of Trustees Vice-         the bridge — which was the whole point of having it
    Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. No appointment is necessary. But   President Al Francese. “And this bridge eliminates a     there and connecting the communities and trails, as
    residents should install the child safety seats themselves, so    major gap in the county’s trail system and greatly       my dad and the rest of the trustees on the board had
    technicians may properly inspect and adjust them, as needed.      improves the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.”      envisioned.”
    Call 703-814-7000, ext. 5140 to confirm dates and times.            At the ceremony, Francese spoke on behalf of the                                         — Bonnie Hobbs


    Check Those Smoke Alarms
       This Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., firefighters will
    canvas homes in neighborhoods throughout the county to
                                                                      Reacting to County Shortfall
                                                                      From Page 1                                              in [this] county because of them.”
    check for working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms play a vital
                                                                         Datta explained that there’d have to be a referen-       She also believes FCPS is wasting money. “In pri-
    role in reducing deaths and injuries from fire and have con-
                                                                      dum and any money raised would have to be for            vate school, we make money, our highest tuition is
    tributed to an almost 50-percent decrease in fire deaths since
                                                                      transportation.                                          $9,000 and our students are doing fine,” said Conner.
    the late 1970s. Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms
                                                                         A mother of two, elementary-school children asked     “So the FCPS $13,000/pupil expenditure could be
    save lives and protect against injury and property loss due to
                                                                      if the school system is “measuring the success of each   better managed. Transportation is the biggest item
    fire.
                                                                      program for children.”                                   that could be done better — especially the partly
       Nationwide, a house fire happens every 85 seconds. The
                                                                         Answered Tistadt: “One of the good things about       empty and late buses.” She also suggested increas-
    majority of home fire-related deaths are from smoke inhala-
                                                                      this budget process is that we’ll look at these pro-     ing the number of walkers.
    tion, not flames or burns. The peak period for house fires is
                                                                      grams and do assessments that we might not have             However, Gale Mostaccikolo, a librarian at
    December through February, from 2-5 a.m.
                                                                      done had things been better [financially].”              Wakefield Forest Elementary, said “all the ESOL chil-
                                                                         Another woman wondered “why our real-estate           dren have been moved back into their regular schools,
    Blood Donations Are Sought                                        tax is so low when our home values have dropped          and that takes more money and resources.”
      The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building        significantly.”                                             Conner also had an enrollment suggestion. “The
    on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multi-       Datta said the county will look at various ways to    county puts a cap on the number of students who
    plex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations — espe-        raise revenue but, “right now, though, we’re focus-      want to attend our schools, so let us have them,” she
    cially O positive or negative, as well as A and B. They’re ac-    ing on what the expenditures should be — and that’s      said. “Allow private schools to accept more students,
    cepted Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2        what we want to get your comments on.”                   and then you wouldn’t have to pay for them in pub-
    p.m. For an appointment to give blood, call 703-322-1970, or         In one of the small groups, Rebecca Conner of Cen-    lic schools.”
    drop in.                                                          tre Ridge said she just adopted two foster children         Little Rocky Run’s Kerstan Magill said not to cut
                                                                      and works for a private school in Fairfax County. “I     law enforcement, but Diana Marvin of Sully Station
                                                                      beg of you, please do not cut my kids’ therapists,”      II said “minimal cuts” in police overtime could be a
                                                                      she said. “They’re doing amazing things; we stayed                                 See Residents, Page 13
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        News
Budget Cuts Concern Families with Special Needs
From Page 1                                     tion and being used to getting on buses, ing envelopes for the government or non-           his mind to, and gave him the training —
  Since then, he’s attended the Davis Cen-      going to job sites and being a productive profit organizations, or help out in assisted-    and now, it could all be for nothing.”
ter, a career center mainly for students with   member of the community, now the fund- living facilities, hospitals, restaurants, bak-         So she urges residents to attend the bud-
disabilities. There, he’s learning vocational   ing proposed last year for this                               eries, USGS, Target and       get workshops, call their supervisors and
skills in class, but primarily on the job.      year’s graduates is in jeop-                                  apartment complexes.          ask them not to cut the funding for this pro-
  He currently works at Sunrise Assisted        ardy. And it’s the same for the                               There are so many won-        gram. “They’ve threatened to cut this in the
Living in Fair Oaks, helping in the kitchen     2011 graduates.”                                              derful places out here for    past but, this time, they’re not crying wolf,”
and in the Alzheimer’s area. Accompanied           She said money is needed                                   them to work.”                she said. “I don’t think people understand
by a job coach, he’s also employed four         for only a small group of stu-                                   Some of the grads even     how serious this is now.”
hours a week at a Herndon restaurant. He        dents — roughly 100 in the                                    find permanent, full-time        Although he’s just one of 10 supervisors
cleans up, welcomes customers, cuts bread       whole county who’ll be 22                                     employment and eventu-        on the board, Supervisor Michael R. Frey
and prepares boxes for pizza.                   and graduating in June.                                       ally no longer need the       (R-Sully) said he’d advocate for the pro-
  “He’s part of the team, does his work will-      “We’re hoping they’ll ap-                                  CSB funding. But they         gram. “It’s a priority for all of us, and I sus-
ingly and joyfully and feels good about him-    prove the money for Eric and                                  need it to start with, so     pect it’ll stay [in the budget],” he said. “But
self,” said Latcheran. “It gets him out into    the others,” said Latcheran.                                  that’s why county funding     I can’t guarantee it — we’ve never faced a
the community among other people.”              “But right now, they want                                     of the post-grad work pro-    shortfall of this magnitude. I’ve always
  Normally, at this time of year, vendors       him to stay home or me to                                     gram is “absolutely im-       wanted [County Executive] Tony [Griffin]
would help appropriate funding either from      find someone to take him to                                   perative,” said Latcheran,    to put it in the base budget, instead of as
the Fairfax/Falls Church Community Ser-         work each day. I’m horrified                                  or “they’ll never get to      an add-on.”
vices Board (CSB) — where Eric’s comes          at the prospect of him getting Eric Latcheran                 that point.” If parents          Moreover, said Frey, “I don’t think we
from — or the Virginia Department of Re-        on a wait list and it being for-                              have to give up their jobs    should be cutting those folks loose at [age]
habilitative Services. Eric would be assessed   ever.”                                       to stay home with their unemployed chil-       22. I think society judges us by how we treat
for particular jobs, and the CSB would fund        The CSB has two wait lists — one for dren, she said, “It’ll be disastrous. A major-      people who’ve been created with special
his post-Davis Center employment, plus a        employment funding and the other for a ity of the parents are in their late 40s, 50s        needs. I believe it’s our responsibility to take
job coach to accompany him and others to        Medicaid waiver — money for a job and a and 60s, and there’s just no way they can           care of them. I won’t support cutting it. Oth-
work and assist them, as needed.                group home “in the event of my being un- change their lifestyle in this county. I work      erwise, we’ve wasted our investment in all
  “He’d have been in a group at work and        able to care for him, myself,” said his mom. three jobs; what would I do?”                  those years of their education.”
gone to and from his job on Metro Access,”      But she hopes county funding will come         Furthermore, if these children end up sit-      Meanwhile, said Latcheran, the hopes and
said Latcheran. “He’s seen friends who’ve       through, instead, so her son can do what ting home all day and doing nothing, that,         dreams and very futures of a small group
gone before him work in these groups and        he’s always looked forward to doing — hav- too, would be a disaster, said Latcheran.        of people are riding on the outcome.
be successful, and this is what he went to      ing a job. “He’d start out in an enclave of “Eric knows his limitations, but he’s empow-    “There’s got to be something somebody can
school for, all these years — 20 years, in-     about eight friends working together,” said ered,” she said. “Here, we’ve pumped him        do,” she said, “because we just can’t let this
cluding preschool. But after all that educa-    Latcheran. “Some do clerical work, stuff- up, told him he could do anything he set          happen.”




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                   Homecoming

Centreville High Holds Homecoming Parade



                                                                                             Senior Court: (front row) Ashley Africa, Bree Dumas,
                                                                                             Sarah Hadsell and Alison Maney. (Back row): Brittany
                                                                                             Murphy, Alyssa LeBlanc, Amanda Yang and Shanna Tutt


CVHS Step Team has a good time.
                                                                                             CVHS Homecoming Court 2008
                                                    ‘‘Haunted Homecoming’’ Parade,
                                                    Oct. 24, in Little Rocky Run.




                                                                                             (From left): The Junior Court consists of Latoria Todd,
                                                                                             Bobbie Chung and Celine Alasomuka.




Administrative staff has fun at the parade.
                                                                                               Two freshman at the
                                                                                               parade.
                                                        Centreville High Marching Band                                 (From left): Freshman Court:
                                                                                                                       Kara Love, Jade Monterrosa
                                                             Photos by Bonnie Hobbs
                                                                  Centre View                                          and Borahmie Chon.




DECA raises money for gifts for hospi-
talized children.                                                                                                    Sophomore Court: Taylor Avery,
                                                                                         Football teams’ cemetery
                                                                                                                     Esther Nam and Mariah Rivera.

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been amazed that they come from
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                       Opinion
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I      when it comes to voting. It’s not enough
       to have registered. It’s not enough to
       have talked about your candidate for the
past few months.
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L       tenced to three years in jail for invol-
        untary manslaughter, in a drunk-driv-
ing accident that resulted in unspeakable trag-
                                                    they knew it change. (Read the story, “Three
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Barack Obama as our next Presi-           As a Delegate representing por-        As president, Barack Obama’s        deficit by $800 billion. Capital            Editor & Publisher
dent. And, here’s why I’m support-     tions of Loudoun and Fairfax coun-     priority will be protecting out tax    gains taxes will be eliminated on               Mary Kimm
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                                                                                                                                                                     Editor in Chief
and not just change for change         need to improve the transporta-        of workers will get tax relief. And,   nated for all seniors making un-                 Steven Mauren
sake. We need a new kind of leader     tion infrastructure, to keep our       Obama will cut taxes for small         der $50,000, including 632,000                 Managing Editors
for our country, one who repre-        schools top notch, to have the best    businesses and companies that          seniors in Virginia.                    Steve Hibbard, Michael O’Connell,
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21st century and has the intellec-     and fire and rescue services, and      that ship our jobs overseas. He will   tax credit, which will cover almost               Art/Design:
tual savvy, the educational train-     to protect our environment are         offer three times as much tax re-      two-thirds of tuition at public uni-      Zohra Aslami, Geovani Flores,
ing, the political experience both     many of the same needs that face       lief for middle-class families as      versities and colleges in Virginia.       Laurence Foong, John Heinly,
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as a U.S. Senator and an Illinois      our national authorities. I believe    John McCain. To make things            President Obama will build on his           Tam Nguyen, Wayne Shipp
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      Homecomming                                                      Darlings Have
                                                                       Homecoming Get-Together
Moracos Have Homecoming Party                                                                                 Steve Hibbard/Centre View
                                                                       Holly and Chris Darling of Balmoral hosted these friends of son Matt’s
Cathy and Anthony Moraco of Balmoral hosted friends of son Nick’s
                                                                       from Centreville High before the Homecoming Dance. The group
from Centreville High School before the Homecoming Dance last Sat-
                                                                       dined at PF Chang’s in Fairfax Corner and attended a dessert party
urday. The group dined at Red Rock Canyon afterwards and then
                                                                       at the home of Bob and Janice Lee of Little Rocky Run.
went to the dance.




                                                                                                                                                Bonds Have Homecoming Party
                                                                                                                                                   Nancy and Charlie Bond of Little Rocky Run in Clifton hosted
                                                                                                                                                friends of daughter Laura for dinner before Saturday’s Homecoming
                                                                                                                                                at Centreville High School. (From left to right): Nick Visas, Laura
                                                                                                                                                Bond, Donovan Nourn, Jackie Cipolla, Ali Salih, Kelsey Mullins, Eian
                                                                                                                                                Dyer, Amy Williamson, Dylan Anderson, Cassie Griffin, Steven
                                                                                                                                                Blaney, Meredith Rigby, Joey Hannah, Katie Hickey, Youssief Hiez,
                                                                                                                                                Audrey Moore, Chris Baker, Erin Edmunson, Michael Woloschek, Jen-
                                                                                                                                                nifer Pluchinsky, Julien Guh and Taylor Reid.


(From left): Paige Anderson, Suzanne Decker, Jessica Kim, Valery
Luna, Tiffani Steele, Hayley Froehlich, Lizzy Wineland, Daniela        (From left): Dani Williams, Hanna Lee, Chaney Forbush, Allison
Noriega, Jade Monterrosa, Nicole Zarou, Monique Martin and Sage        Mendenhall, Megan Bell, Melanie Luck, Jessie Dagata, Lexi Murdock,
Coury.                                                                 Megan Easterday, Jessie Berkley, Emmie Dohse, Hayley Anderson,
                                                                       Maggie Dulkerian.




                                                                                                                                                Greens Host Homecoming Couples
                                                                                                                                                   Janet and David Green of Little Rocky Run in Clifton hosted the
(From left): Chase Walter, Jamal Sykes, Nahom Endrius, Brian Su,                                                                                friends of son Brett before Centreville High’s Homecoming Dance on
Charlie McCullough, Luis Luna, Riley Conway, Gio Cancinos, Nick                                                                                 Saturday. The group dined at Romano’s Macaroni Grill in Fair Lakes
Moraco and David Welliver.                                                                                                                      before going to the dance. (In no particular order): Mark Behne,
                                                                                                                                                Robert Coker, Bre Kiernan, Hunter Campbell, Mitch Ferrick, Drew
                                                                                                                                                Peterson, Amanda Campbell, Patrick Cadle, Maria Morrison, Tamika
                                                                       (From left): Daniel Molina, Sam Maney, Matt Darling, Garrett Leavitt,    Porter, Ken Ekanem, Brandon Willoughby, Andrea Gonzalez, Marcus
                                                                       Justin Chang and Mitch Mahoney.                                          Hillian, Courtney Wilson, Brett Green, Molly Donovan, Brett Martin,
                                                                                                                                                Sarah Conway, Conner Culleiton, Kara love and Kelly Hickey.
                                                                       Walters Host
                                                                                                                                                Starrs Have a Dinner Party
                                                                       Homecoming Students                                                         Chris and
                                                                         Suzanne and Jeff Walter of Little Rocky Run hosted these               Roger Starr of
                                                                       Centreville High students at their home before the Homecoming            Little Rocky
                                                                       Dance on Saturday. The group dined at Il Fornaio in Reston Town          Run had a din-
                                                                       Center before the dance.                                                 ner party to
                                                                                                                                                celebrate
                                                                                                                                                Centreville
                                                                                                                                                High’s Home-
                                                                                                                                                coming      last
                                                                                                                                                Saturday night.
                                                                                                                                                (Pictured from
Fullers Have Homecoming Party                                                                                                                   left to right)
                                                                                                                                                are:     Alison
This group met at the home of Wayne and Kim Fuller, parents of                                                                                  Maney, Caitlin
Brittany Fuller, of The Preserves of Oakton Chase in Oak Hill and                                                                               Tillie,    Carl
went to dinner at Macaroni Grill in Fairfax. (Front row, from left):                                                                            Smith,     Jess
Megan Reardon, Amelia Serban, Brittany Fuller, Georgia Martin,                                                                                  Starr, Christine
Melanie Payson, Casey Ramsey and Taylor Johnson. (Back row):                                                                                    Tillema and Sa-
Chris McNally, Brendan Waters, Braden Voorhies, Kevin Egan,                                                                                     rah Westfall.
Sammy Mansfield, Max Loomer, Matt Passino.

Collins Entertain Guests before                                                                                                                                                    Warhursts’ Bash
                                                                                                                                                                                      Robert and Billie Warhurst
                                                                       (From left): Shanna Tutt, Andie Huber, Sammmi Sweeny, Emily
Centreville Homecoming                                                 DeConti, Kirsten Sepulveda, Anne Morrow, Sarah Hadsell, Danielle
                                                                       Martin, Alysha Watson, Michelle Jenkins and Haleigh Duke.
                                                                                                                                                                                   hosted grandson Bobby’s friends
                                                                                                                                                                                   at their Fairfax home before the
                                                    Paul and Deb                                                                                                                   group dined at Marco Polo res-
                                                    Collins     of                                                                                                                 taurant, and then attended the
                                                    Balmoral in-                                                                                                                   Centreville Homecoming dance
                                                    vited friends                                                                                                                  Saturday. (Pictured from top to
                                                   of their son                                                                                                                    bottom): Sarah Salette and Chris
                                                    Keegan over                                                                                                                    Mandell, Natalie Leake and
                                                    before dining                                                                                                                  Lance      Diamond,       Stacey
                                                    at      Eggs-                                                                                                                  McCormack and Taylor Young,
                                                    pectation                                                                                                                      Lexi Vermillion and Patrick Luke,
                                                    restaurant in                                                                                                                  Haili Hartman and Bobby
                                                    Chantilly. In                                                                                                                  Warhurst, Molly MacDonnell and
                                                    attendance                                                                                                                     Holland Anderson, Lauren
                                                    were (front                                                                                                                    Catalano and Michael Donovan,
                                                    row, left to                                                                                                                   Allison Blumer and Chris Fallon,
                                                    right): Sara                                                                                                                   Megan Hutcheson and Santiago
                                                    Emsley, Mary                                                                                                                   Rojas, Rebekah Balint and Kevin
Catherine Murphy, Catherine Fu and Emily Dwornik; (second row):        (Front row, from left): Dominique Bacote, James Naylor, Ryan                                                Yoo, Susie Lesniewski and Mar-
Mira Ko, Tessie Tran and Ashima Sekhawat; (third row): Deep            Rogers, Brent Sikora, Travis Marshall and Anthony Fadel. (Back row):                                        tin Seneca, and Peter Lizza
Gandhi, Sapna Rao and Colleen Marshall (fourth row): Phillip Kang,     Luke Bowanko, Cam Walter, Kareen Zaki, Kyle Thunnell and Mike                                               (Jenna Richmond, not pictured).
Bowon Suh and Keegan Collins.                                          Moroco.
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   possibility. The discussion then reverted to educa-    .5 percent sales-tax increase to “bring a lot of money                                  703-818-2698
tion.                                                     and help some of the issues we’re dealing with now.”
   “With my daughter in kindergarten, the teacher-

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                                                          Furthermore, she said, “I work with the developmen-                 00                     00                       00                    00                 With Any
to-student ratio is scary,” said Landis. “How two         tally disabled and, if their programs are cut, their                                                                                                         Service
adults can supervise up to 32 students is just mind-      parents would have to stay home and take care of                                                                                                               1500 +
boggling to me. So I think schools are hurting more       them.”                                                        Any                      Any                   For    Pedicure & Save
than public safety; there should be more teachers.”          Group members ultimately said they’d accept mini-       Full Set of                                     Pedicure Manicure        20%
And, added Mostaccikolo, “We need to finish adding
full-day kindergarten.”
                                                          mal reductions in park and recreation maintenance
                                                          and library and park hours. They suggested increas-
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   Irv Katz, who lives in The Meadows community of        ing convicted defendants’ court costs and possibly a         BRING IN COUPON        BRING IN COUPON        BRING IN COUPON        BRING IN COUPON        BRING IN COUPON

Centreville and teaches at Lake Braddock Second-          four-day school week. And they recommended en-
ary School, suggested some ways to save money. “I         couraging parent volunteers, in-kind donations and
teach at a middle school and I couldn’t be happier,”
he said. “But I have so many resources, I don’t know
                                                          business partnerships for schools, plus telework op-
                                                          tions for businesses. Items suggested for elimination
                                                                                                                                    OPEN HOUSES
what to do with them. I don’t need a new textbook         were subsidies for mass transit, new books for librar-            SAT./SUN. NOVEMBER 1 & 2
or all of the technology. I’d love more instructional     ies and county payment of AP testing fees.
time to use them. So maybe we should spread out              Jaikaran said the county should consider “the im-
the textbook adoption.”                                   pact any cuts will have on family life, and Conner
   Agreeing, Landis said, “My daughter has a              said, perhaps, teachers shouldn’t receive regular sal-
SmartBoard in her kindergarten classroom. I’d rather      ary increases “when many people in other profes-
she had someone to tie her shoes or hug her when          sions don’t get them and many businesses have sal-
she needs her mommy.”                                     ary freezes.”
   But Mostaccikolo said the technology is essential.        “When we look at the magnitude of the budget,
“When your children get into middle school, high          we need to look at cuts that are very large,” said
school and college, they’ll be expected to know it so     Cochran. “So we might want to look at new initia-
they’ll be prepared for tomorrow’s world,” she said.      tives in the school system that are beyond the core
“SmartBoards are interactive, and the students are        [educational program].”
excited about them and are actively participating in                                                                          9703 RAMBLING RIDGE CT, Fairfax Station, $894,950, Open Sunday 1-4
                                                                                                                                        Kathleen Quintarelli, Weichert, 703-862-8808
their education. And a lot of the new technology          ANOTHER GROUP said not to cut: School clinic
                                                                                                                      When you visit one of these Open Houses, tell the Realtor you saw it in this Connection Newspaper.
won’t run on old machines.”                               aides, because of the increase in seriously ill and spe-          For more real estate listings and open houses visit www.ConnectionNewspapers.com,
   Besides that, said Cluster VII Assistant Superinten-   cial-needs students; police and fire personnel; foster                                  click the Real Estate links on the right side.
dent Linda Burke, “Technology saves money in the          care; services for the disabled and homeless, and                  Call Specific Agents to Confirm Dates & Times.
long run because it gives you the most current cur-       funding for Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services
riculum resources instantaneously.”                       Board programs, including supported-employment                                                CENTREVILLE/CLIFTON
                                                          services after age 22.
MARVIN WORRIED about the proposed 870-stu-                                                                             13806 CABELLS MILL DR         $450,000      SUN 1-4     Long & Foster    Kimberlee House          703-201-8660
                                                            This group suggested minimal reductions to park
dent cut in the SACC program. “I have a hard time         and library hours, based on usage, and elimination           6404 BATTLE ROCK DR           $629,000      SAT 12-4    Long & Foster    Andrew Garlichs          703-338-6748
understanding how cutting a few students at each          of further athletic-field development and conversion         11703 AMKIN DR                $769,900      SUN 1-4     Long & Foster    Ann Grainger             703-503-1870
school would save much money,” she said. “I have to       to artificial turf; foreign-language immersion pro-          12207 CLIFFWOOD CT            $949,999      SUN 1-4     Long & Foster    Julia Martin             703-683-0400
work and I work downtown, and it’s a struggle for         grams in elementary schools and the county’s eco-
me to get there even by 6:15 p.m. If they cut SACC,       nomic-development department, “since people come                                                        HAYMARKET
I’d have to pay twice as much to put my daughter in       here, anyway.”                                               15040 Forest Lakes Lane       $449,000      SUN 2-4     Samson Realty Susan Breeden               703- 508-0692
private school. That’s one reason we live in Fairfax        It also recommended increasing park fees, looking
County — because of the schools.”                         at the IB program’s effectiveness, reviewing county                                                         FAIRFAX
   Walney Glen’s Robyn Cochran said taxes could be        staff travel and training, making sure public trans-         10513 DILLARD CT              $489,500      SUN 1-4     Long & Foster    Mary Hovland             703-946-1775
raised: “I wouldn’t mind, as a taxpayer, paying more,     portation is going where it’s needed and not cutting         12110 GREEN LEDGE CT #301 $250,000          Sun 1-3     Long & Foster    Laura Mensing            703-873-3500
since a couple pennies on the tax rate would raise so     mass transit for the low-income and disabled. It also
                                                                                                                       11153 GARDEN PATH LN          $685,000      SAT 1-5     Christopher      Maureen Simpson          703-356-6035
much money.”                                              suggested raising dog-licensing fees, reinstating
   Added Landis: “My impression is that the residents     county vehicle-stickers and “bugging our state and           12691 FAIRCREST CT #87        $315,000      SUN 1-4     Long & Foster    Judith McGuire           703-581-7679
wouldn’t mind paying higher taxes for better services,    federal representatives to get us more money.”               5406 RUBY DR                  $800,000      SUN 1-4     RE/MAX           Jennifer O’Brien         571-332-1816
                                                                                                                       10722 WEST DR #101            $219,895      SAT 1-3     Ranik            Sherry Rahnama           709-378-8282

Groups Discuss Needs of Immigrants                                                                                     4101 LOCUST LN                $469,000      SUN 2-4     Weichert         Kris Tracy               703-549-8700


From Page 9                                                “We had a regular set of families that donated to                                     FAIRFAX STATION/LAUREL HILL
   tribution of food, clothing, diapers and toys, from us each month,” said Rexach. “With the economy                  9703 RAMBLING RIDGE CT        $894,950      Sun 1-4     Weichert         Kathleen Quintarelli     703-862-8808
8-10:30 a.m.                                                            now, many of them aren’t [donating
   Refreshments are available, and the                                  anymore]. Even our volunteers have
program also includes a short worship     “Even our                     been looking for jobs.”                                                             FREDERICKSBURG
service in Spanish and English and                                        On Foltz’s list of “Where do we go           6525 Deerskin Drive           $193,000      Sun 1-4     Samson Realty    Jessie Leigh Bolinsky 540-226-0930
often, information about immigration      volunteers have               from here?” she and the others in-
                                                                        cluded the following: Share what each
issues relevant to those attending.
                                          been looking                  other’s groups are doing, pass on in-
Volunteers — especially Spanish-                                                                                                 To add your FREE Realtor Open House listing, call:
speaking ones — are needed, as well
as donations of clothes and diapers;
                                          for jobs.”                    formation about other programs and
                                                                        resources; find more resources to help
                                                   — Hilda Rexach, families at risk; deal with mental-                             Chantilly/Oak Hill, Centreville/Clifton, Fairfax
call 703-830-2684.                                                                                                                Contact: Karen Washburn
   At the meeting’s end, Foltz listed the                    WFCM health issues for these families; hold                                   kwashburn@connectionnewspapers.com
needs still existing: Help families left                                workshops for day laborers to apprise
                                                                                                                        Springfield/Kingstowne, Burke, Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill
behind after ICE raids or eviction, find a central place them of their rights if they’re caught in a raid; and
to disseminate information, establish a job bank, reach out to the business community for jobs.                                   Contact: Tammy Johnson 703-868-1461
                                                           “The big issue right now is families at risk because                            tjohnson@connectionnewspapers.com
obtain volunteers and donations for WFCM, continue
contacts with day laborers and work on immigra- of the economy,” said Foltz. “And it impacts what all                                              All listings due by Mon. at 3pm.
tion reform.                                             of us are doing.”
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                       Worth Noting
                                                                                                                monthly on the fourth Saturday, from                                                       Fairfax. The event is free, and features          Nov. 1 at the Braddock District
ONGOING                                                                                                         10 a.m. -noon at Sunrise at Fair Oaks,                                                     a hayride, laser tag, moon bounce,                Government Center in Burke. A                            .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         THURSDAY, NOV 6
Our Neighbors Child is the local                                                                                3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax.                                                        other games, prizes, food and candy.              program on tracing family heritage will     Mothers First - Chantilly/
    organization that steps in during the                                                                       Free. Support Group leader is Bill                                                         Call 703-383-1170. www.jccag.org                  be given by the chapter’s Junior              Centreville is a nonprofit support
    holiday to help provide toys and                                                                            Robbins 703-830-3823. The exercise                                                      A Halloween Hop — Gottaswing is                      American Citizens group. A                    organization dedicated to helping
    clothing for families in the immediate                                                                      class meets every Thursday from 1–2                                                        holding a huge Halloween Hop on                   community service award will also be          women who have chosen to alter their
    ZIP code who are having a difficult                                                                         p.m. at the Greenbriar Community                                                           Friday, Oct. 31 at the Dulles Hilton (off         presented. Contact jsmithtot@aol.com.         careers to raise their children at home.
    time. Through the help of 15 local                                                                          Center. Contact Sonia Gow at 703-378-                                                      of Route 28) in the Red Fox Club room                                                           Meetings are first and third Thursdays
    churches, Western Fairfax Christian                                                                         7221. The Parkinson Foundation                                                             with the Hula Monsters. Tons of creepy      Boy Scout Troop 30 will be out at                   at 10:15 a.m. at the Centreville
    Ministries-Ways and Means, and many                                                                         (PFNCA) welcomes PD patients and                                                           decorations, ghoulish snacks, a costume        Centreville Plaza Giant holding its              Regional Library,14200 St Germain
    school counselors and social workers,                                                                       family members. Visit                                                                      contest, Skeleton Jam and scary                Show & Sell of Trail’s End Popcorn on            Dr., Centreville. Contact 703-827-5922
    ONC is able to determine the families                                                                       www.ParkinsonFoundation.org.                                                               surprises! Beginner Jitterbug lesson at        Saturday, Nov. 1.                                or www.mothersfirst.org.
    who have the greatest need. Local                                                                        Craft Vendors are needed for                                                                  8:30 p.m. then the band plays from 9-       Visit the newly expanded
    volunteers then work together to meet                                                                       Centreville United Methodist Women’s                                                       midnight. Cost is $15 per person.              Centreville Animal Hospital, on
    those needs.                                                                                                Bazaar scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8                                                      Hosted by Sue and Gary Caley                   Saturday, Nov. 1 from 2-5 p.m. Enjoy                        .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SATURDAY, NOV 8
In its 17th year, ONC is looking for groups                                                                     from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church,                                                       www.sueandgary@gottaswing.com.                 refreshments, behind-the-scene tours,          Colonial Day at Sully on Saturday,
    or individuals that would “adopt” the                                                                       6400 Old Centreville Road; contact                                                      The Welcome Club of Northern                      and a petting zoo from 2-4 p.m. Canine            Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sully
    special needs of local families for the                                                                     psbyers@verizon.net.                                                                       Virginia invites community residents           antics featuring agility, flyball and             Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way,
    holiday season. The focus this year is                                                                                                                                                                 to attend its monthly luncheon at the          search and rescue. Lots of fun for the            Chantilly. Discover life along Cain’s
    on winter coats. Specific family                                                                                                                                                                       Country Club of Fairfax on Thursday,           whole family including face painting,             Branch before Richard Bland Lee made
    information will not be available until                                                                  FRIDAY, OCT. 31                                                                               Nov. 6. The program will feature the           raffle prizes and gift baskets. A benefit         this land his country seat in 1794. Hear
    Thanksgiving. If you are interested in                                                                   “Attack of the B Movies” will be held                                                         third annual “Unique Boutique” Fund-           for the local rescue groups offering              stories of the Revolutionary War while
    helping, email to Kathy Sposa and                                                                           Friday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. at Fairfax                                                       raiser. For reservations, call 703-444-        five-minute massages for human                    interpreters show battles tactics from
    Tracy McInturff at                                                                                          Corner 14, Showcase Cinemas.                                                               9183. The deadline for reservations is         guests.                                           the 18th century. House tour included.
    Sposafamily@aol.com.                                                                                        Admission is $5 for the double feature                                                     Friday, Oct. 31.                            The Fairfax City Branch of AAUW                      $7/adult, $5/child. Call 703-437-1794.
The Western Fairfax County                                                                                      presentations. The Fairfax Corner 14:                                                   Kids are invited to dress-up in their             presents a Book and Author Luncheon            The Westfield High School
    Woman’s Club is selling 2008 White                                                                          Cinema de Lux is located at 11900                                                          best costumes and fill-up their trick-or-      on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2             Orchestra Boosters (WHSOB) will
    House Christmas ornaments. This                                                                             Palace Way, Fairfax. Call 703-502-                                                         treat bags at Fair Oaks Mall ‘s 21st           p.m. at the Country Club of Fairfax,              be hosting its 2008 Westfield High
    year’s ornament honors the 23rd                                                                             4060.                                                                                      Annual MALL-O-WEEN event on                    5110 Ox Road, Fairfax. Call 703-273-              School Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday,
    President, Benjamin Harrison. The cost                                                                   ❖ 10/31 – “Nightmare Castle,” “Dementia                                                       Friday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.            3445. Cost is $35 per person, includes            Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
    of the ornament is $18, and all profits                                                                     13,” “House by the Cemetery,” and                                                          Visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com or              lunch. Mail your check or Visa or                 Westfield High School, 4700
    go to charity. Orders may be placed                                                                         “Night of the Living Dead”                                                                 call 703-359-8302.                             MasterCard information to Suzanne                 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly. Vendor
    through any club member or by calling                                                                    Jubilee Christian Center will host a                                                                                                         Mahoney at 8313 Chapel Lake Ct.,                  spaces will be available for $60 per
    703-378-6841 or 703-378-6216.                                                                               “Trunk or Treat” Halloween alternative                                                                                                    Annandale, VA 22003. Call 703-978-                space. Details are available online
Fair Oaks Parkinson Foundation                                                                                  for families and children on Friday,                                                                .
                                                                                                                                                                                                        SATURDAY/NOV 1                                    3258 or e-mail:                                   along with an electronic vendor
    Support Group & Exercise Class.                                                                             Oct. 31, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the                                                    The Lane’s Mill Chapter DAR will                  suzanne070946@mac.com.                            application at:
    The Fair Oaks Support Group meets                                                                           church: 4650 Shirley Gate Road,                                                           hold its monthly meeting on Saturday,                                                             www.WestfieldOrchestra.org/




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                                                                                                                  • Relevant messages                                                                                                                                                   15109 Carlbern Drive Centreville, VA 20120
                                                                                                                  • Vibrant music                                                                        Sunday Worship: 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.                                                   Bible Study-9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                  • Live band                                                                            Children and Adults Education: 9:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Worship- 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Programs for Children, Youth & Adults
                                                                                                                  • Kids church                                                                          Adult Bible Study: Wed. 9:30 a.m.                                                          • Nursery Provided
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                                                                                                                  CALL:                                                                                       Our mission is to welcome all people,
                                                                                                                 703 530-8100                                                                               to grow in our relationship with Christ,
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                                                                                             Elementary School                                                                                                                                                                          Centreville, VA 20121
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                                                                                                                                     New Braddock




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rev. Eugene Johnson, Pastor
                                                                                                                                                                Machen Rd.




                                                                                             Sundays 10:30 am                                                                                                         Centreville, VA 20120
                                                                                                                                                    Multiplex                                                                                                                        www.mountolive-church.org
                                                                                            Wednesdays 7:30 pm                                      Theatres
                                                                                                                  Rt. 28
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        703-830-2768
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sunday Praise & Worship Services:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7:30 am and 10:45 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday Children’s Church 8:00 am and 11:00 am

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tree of Life Bible Church                                                        Sunday Communion Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Third Sundays 7:30am and 10:45 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday School 9:45am - 10:45 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Church of the Epiphany…703-481-8601                                        Centreville, VA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Christ the Redeemer…703-502-1732
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ASSEMBLY OF GOD                                                      703-830-3176
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Centreville Assembly of God…703-830-1841
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BAHA’I                                                                      BIBLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Baha’i Faith…1-800-22-UNITE                                            Chantilly Bible Church…703-263-1188
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BAPTIST                                                    Community Bible Church…703-222-7737
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Centreville Baptist Church…703-830-3333                                                     CATHOLIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chantilly Baptist Church…703-378-6880                             St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church…703-817-1770
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Clifton Baptist Church…703-263-1161                                  St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church…703-266-1310
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Second Baptist Church…703-830-1850                                    St. Paul Chung Catholic Church…703-968-3010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mount Olive Baptist Church…703-830-8769                                   St. Timothy Catholic Church…703-378-7461
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ox Hill Baptist Church…703-378-5555                                     St. Veronica Catholic Church…703-773-2000

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          Schools                                                                                                                                Faith Notes
  Westfield High Orchestra                  Department on Oct. 24. Chantilly was          States military to attend a special Vet-       Oakton Baptist Church of                     there is a fellowship hour with fair trade
Boosters will host a Holiday Craft Fair     selected due to the outstanding reputa-       erans Day observance at Bull Run on         Chantilly will host “True Spirit” Blue-         coffee and treats, and visitors are wel-
on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,    tion of its business department. The visit    Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. Contact       grass Gospel Music concert on Sunday,           come.
at the school, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd,        was coordinated by Linda Rounsavall           Mary Obarowski at 703-227-1400.             Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. The church is located at          A “Living the Questions” evening Bible
Chantilly. Vendor spaces are available      from the office of NBEA (National Busi-                                                   the corner of Sullyfield Circle and Route       study meets on Wednesday, and the Im-
for         $60         each          at    ness       Educators       Association)          Order holiday greenery from the          50 in Chantilly. A free will offering will be   migration Forum meets at Centreville
www.WestfieldOrchestra.org/                 headquartered in Reston. Chantilly High       Westfield High Crew team. Select from       received. Call 703-631-1799 (church) for        United Methodist Church on Nov. 18.
fundraising/CraftShow.htm. Call 703-        School Finance teacher and 2007-2008          two sizes and colors of florist quality     more details.                                   Check the Web site, wellspringucc.org, or
266-1182.                                   Dulles Chamber of Commerce Teacher            poinsettias and mixed wreaths with                                                          call Sara Little at 703-257-4111 for infor-
                                            of the Year, Janice Findley, hosted the       noble fir and fragrant juniper with ber-       Craft Vendors are needed for                 mation on these and other special events.
   Westfield High’s Haunted                 group of 10 future teachers who got a         ries and cones. Orders Due Nov. 14 with     Centreville United Methodist Women’s               Wellspring United Church of Christ is
House and Wax Museum will be                chance to experience the wide range of        pickup on Dec. 2. Go to: http://            Bazaar scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8           thoughtful, prayerful, justice-seeking, and
held Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m.       business classes available at Chantilly       www.westfieldcrew.org/                      from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 6400       Open and Affirming to seekers of all back-
Cost is $5 for the Haunted House, Wax       High School. Following a luncheon pre-        fundraisers.html. Contact Candis Anhalt     Old Centreville Road; contact                   grounds. Worship is informal.
Museum and Witches Cave, and $12 for        pared by the Academy’s Culinary Arts          (703-815-8883) or Elena Howard (703-        psbyers@verizon.net.
families of three or more. (Haunted         Program, they took a tour of the              830-7251).                                                                                    Temple Beth Torah is a Reform
House rated PG-13). Come in costume         Chantilly Academy of Engineering and                                                        King of Kings Lutheran Church                 Jewish congregation and member of the
and get a treat! Call 703-488-6439.         Scientific Technology and Health and             The Fairfax High School                  will hold its Annual Silent Auction on          Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) that
                                            Human Services.                               Theatre’s One Day Drama Camp will           Saturday, Nov. 8 from 6-8 p.m. The din-         meets at St. Johns Episcopal Church in
   Community members are invited                                                          be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-3       ner and live auction is at 8 p.m. Tickets are   Centreville. Religious school is held at the
to join a discussion about issues impact-      Growing Footsteps School Age               p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel     $15 each. Call the preschool at 703-378-        Goddard School in Chantilly. The congre-
ing local student education at a School     Learning Center and Rainbow Child             Run, Fairfax. The camp costs $40 and        7419. The church is located at 4025 Kings       gation offers the Northern Virginia Jewish
Board Town Hall Meeting on Thursday,        Development Center, located at 14311          is for students in Grades 1-8. Fairfax      Way, Fairfax.                                   community services that provide numer-
Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Chantilly High School.    Braddock Road in Centreville, are host-       County Schools are closed on Election                                                       ous spiritual, educational, support and
At this PTSA-sponsored event, School        ing a special Trunk or Treat Festival on      Day. No previous theatre or acting ex-        Wellspring Church celebrates com-             social opportunities including religious
Board Representatives Kathy Smith           Friday, Oct. 31 from 4:30-7 p.m. Bring        perience      is   necessary.     Visit     munion Sunday and remembers that we             school for member children age 3 through
(Sully District) and Elizabeth Bradsher     your friends and family to a fun and safe     www.fxplayers.org or call 703/818-          are God’s partners in prayer and service,       Bar/Bat Mitzvah and confirmation. Call
(Springfield District) will lead the ex-    alternative to trick or treating. There       0926.                                       around the world. The Rev. Al Fuertes will      703-        263-2252         or        visit
change. Contact Mary Crowson at             will be a bounce house, door prizes and                                                   preach. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m., at        www.BethTorah.net.
mcrowson@cox.net or Ted Velkoff at          candy and treats for the children. Call         The Northern Virginia Christian           the chapel on Route 29, 13510 Lee High-           Upcoming TBT Events:
tvelkoff@cox.net.                           703-830-1010 or 703-222-9550.                 Academy (K-12), 11000 Berry St.,            way, Centreville. The chapel is on the            ❖ Hebrew Class – Learn Prayers for
                                                                                          Fairfax, will hold an Open House from       north side of Route 29, just west of the Lee    Beginners. Six class dates: Sundays, Nov.
   Future business teachers from               Bull Run Elementary invites fam-           8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11.      Highway-Union Mill Rd. intersection.            16, 23, Dec. 7, 14 from 9-10:15 a.m. at
Indiana University of Pennsylvania vis-     ily and friends of current, reserve,          Contact         703-273-0803        or        Sunday School for children meets dur-         Goddard. Cost: $54 for the class plus $16
ited Chantilly High School’s Business       former or retired members of the United       www.nvchristianacademy.org.                 ing the worship hour. Following worship         materials fee



                                                                                            EPISCOPAL                                             LUTHERAN                                  Pender United Methodist
                   CENTREVILLE                                                       Church of the Epiphany…                          King of Kings Lutheran Church…                                Church…
                                                                                           703-715-6070                                         703-378-7272                                      703-278-8023
                                                                                   St. John’s Episcopal Church…                        Lord of Life Lutheran Church…                         Pleasant Valley United
                                                                                           703-803-7500                                         703-323-9500                                       Methodist…
                                                                                              JEWISH                                   St. Andrew Lutheran Church…                                703-327-4461
                                                                                    Congregation Yad Shalom…                                    703-830-2768                                NON-DENOMINATIONAL
                                                                                           703-802-8901                                          METHODIST                             Centreville Community Church…
                                                                                        Temple Beth Torah…                             Centreville United Methodist…                              703-580-5226
                                                                                           703-263-2252                                         703-830-2684                                 Christian Life Center…
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                                                                       Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.                                                                           ORTHODOX
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                                                                                               Youth & Families                                                                                   703-818-8372
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                                                                                                                                                               Centre View Sports Editor Jason Mackey



                    Sports                                                                                                                                                              703-917-6438
                                                                                                                                                                  jmackey@connectionnewspapers.com




                                                                                    It’s Time to Move On
                                                                                    Westfield football
                                                                                    team takes note
                                                                                    but doesn’t let
                                                                                    losses linger.

                                         Photo by Jason Mackey/Centre View                     By Jason Mackey
After a 2-0 win over Chantilly last Thursday night, the                                                  Centre View
Westfield field hockey team’s eight seniors celebrate
their Concorde District title.                                                                     hile the Web

                                                                                       W           clicks, radio talk


Finally the First
                                                                                                   and newspaper
                                                                                       articles might’ve convinced
                                                                                       someone outside of the                                                 Photo by Robbie Hammer/Centre View
                                                                                       Westfield football program          Westfield senior running back Jordan Anderson,
                                                                                       otherwise, last Friday’s            center, celebrates with his offensive after one of two
After a Northern Region crown in                                                       showdown against Oakton             touchdown runs during a 30-18 loss to Oakton last
                                                                                                                           Friday. Anderson carried 21 times for 183 yards.
2006, the Westfield field hockey                                                       wasn’t going to make or
                                                                                       break the Bulldogs’ season.
team wins Concorde District title                                                      WIN OR LOSE, the team’s
                                                                                                                           Centreville would become the big-
                                                                                                                           gest game.”
                                                                                                                                                                     Verbanic said. “They’re very
                                                                                                                                                                     good on offense, and we
with 2-0 win over Chantilly.                                                           focus would quickly shift to
                                                                                       Centreville — this week’s op-
                                                                                                                              The loss handed Westfield its
                                                                                                                           first two-game losing streak since
                                                                                                                                                                     struggled stopping them. The
                                                                                                                                                                     other thing was we were able
                                                                                       ponent — and a Senior Night         2001 but did very little to shake         to score some but we couldn’t
             By Jason Mackey               Chantilly last Thursday. “We’ve             battle with the Wildcats            up the Northern Region Division           finish. A couple times we drove
                       Centre View         been to the district championship           would become the biggest            6 playoff picture.                        the ball and couldn’t finish.”
                                           before, but we’ve just never man-           game of the season. It’s a             Westfield entered the game                On offense, the Bulldogs com-
           he Westfield field hockey       aged to win that game.”                     simple philosophy and one           against Oakton with 29.8 power            mitted a costly first-half turn-

T          team, somehow, had fig-
           ured out how to run be-
fore it could walk.
                                             Towle’s team was successful
                                           against Chantilly because of its
                                           effectiveness both generating and
                                                                                       that has helped Westfield ac-
                                                                                       cumulate an 86-17 record
                                                                                       since the school opened in
                                                                                                                           points (2nd) while Oakton was first
                                                                                                                           with 31.3. When everything was
                                                                                                                           re-calculated on Monday, the Bull-
                                                                                                                                                                     over but were able to accumu-
                                                                                                                                                                     late 351 total yards, led by se-
                                                                                                                                                                     nior running back Jordan
   By winning the 2006 Northern            scoring off of penalty corners. The         2000.                               dogs held the same exact spot.            Anderson’s 21-carry, 183-yard
Region championship as a No. 4             Bulldogs forced 13 penalty corners            “The biggest game we’ll                                                     performance.
seed, the Bulldogs had achieved            and only allowed the Chargers to            ever play is the game we’re         NOT THAT the loss wasn’t a                   “It was a tough loss for us,”
the highest honor outside of a state       attempt one. They also outshot              playing,” said coach Tom            learning experience. Westfield            said Anderson, who rushed for
title before achieving the most            Chantilly, 17-1.                            Verbanic, following his             struggled to defend Oakton’s              three touchdowns and has to-
basic: a district title.                                                               team’s 30-18 loss to Oakton.        spread offense, allowing quarter-         taled 1,245 yards and 17 scores
   In 2005 — Westfield’s closest           SENIOR FORWARD Amanda                       “[Last Friday] was a big            back Chris Coyer (three total             this season. “We have to forget
shot at a Concorde District crown          O’Sullivan finished a rebound               game and we’re used to be-          touchdowns) to pass for 113               that we lost and move on, but
— the Bulldogs fell to Oakton in           from the right of the cage with             ing in big games. But we just       yards and run for 111 more.               we really can’t forget how we
the district final and bowed out           19 minutes, 42 seconds remain-              said when it was over that            ‘‘We struggled stopping them,”          felt this week and last week.”
last season with a first-round loss        ing in the second half to give the
to Fairfax.                                Bulldogs a 1-0 lead before jun-
   “[A district title] has been a pro-     ior defender Kelsey Grainer           all season,” O’Sullivan said. “We         gion tournament, have benefitted          Ahmadieh and Kayla German.
gram goal for the past couple              scored off of a feed from senior      had to get through a couple rough         from a wealth of offensive talent.        Meanwhile, senior goalkeeper
years,” said coach Terri Towle,            midfielder Kat Kendrick nearly        spots this season, which really             Though sophomores Annie                 Nicole Ficarra has compiled 12
whose team won its first-ever dis-         five minutes later to seal the win.   made us want this super, super bad        Martello (6 goals) and Blair              shutouts.
trict title with a 2-0 win over rival         “We’ve been working really hard    and it feels awesome.”                    Duncan (6 goals) lead the team              “This is amazing. Everybody is so
                                                                                   The Bulldogs, who improved to           in scoring, nine different play-          excited,” Grainer said. “Now we’re
                                                                                 17-3 this season after a 1-0 win          ers have combined to produce              just focusing on the regional tour-
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                                                                                                                                                for All-District honors, led by senior Alissa Caruth, as well as
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                By KENNETH B. LOURIE
21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements                    3 RE for Rent                   101 Computers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For me to invoke a quote from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shakespeare, double entendre or not, must
                                                                  Centreville, $1,150/mo
                                                                       Lovely 1 BR in
                                                                                                             HDI
                                                                                                   EASY COMPUTER SOLUTIONS
                                                                                                                                       Employers:                                                                               mean that either my creative juices have
                                                                                                        FOR INDIVIDUALS                                                                                                         been completely drained or something
                                                                    Stonegate, 753 s.f.,              & SMALL BUSINESSES
                                                                  Fireplace, Balcony, pool
                                                                      & fitness, sorry no
                                                                                                     JENNIFER O. SMITH
                                                                                                   COMPUTER CONSULTANT
                                                                                                                                        Are your                                                                                extraordinary has happened. Unfortunately
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for the millions of residents along the Gulf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Coast, something extraordinary has
                                                                     pets, 703-282-3169
                                                                  newdominionrealty.com
                                                                                                   ➣ TRAINING
                                                                                                   ➣ INSTALLATION
                                                                                                                                        recruiting ads                                                                          happened, and of course, it has to do with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the weather. Specifically, I am referring to
                                                                                                   ➣ TROUBLE-
                                                                                                      SHOOTING
                                                                                                   ➣ LET US TAME THAT
                                                                                                                                        not working in                                                                          the twin cycles of destruction, Hurricanes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gustav and most recently, Ike. Back to back
                                                                       26 Antiques                                                                                                                                              category-three storms that have tested the
                                                                                                     BEAST FOR YOU
                                                                                                   Serving Area Since 1995
                                                                                                                                        other papers?                                                                           emergency services and preparedness —
                                                                  We consign/pay top $ for                                                                                                                                      and residents — of the many states and
                                                                   antique/semi antique furn.      (703) 765-2222                                                                                                               jurisdictions along the Gulf Coast (and to a
                                                                    including mid century &         JSMITHHDI@aol.com                    Try a better                                                                           somewhat lesser effect, inland as well), most
                                                                      danish modern Teak                                                                                                                                        notably Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
                                                                   furniture, sterling, mens
                                                                                                  116 Childcare Avail.
                                                                                                                                            way to fill                                                                         Louisiana and Texas.
                                                                  watches, painting/art glass,                                                                                                                                      Abandon your ship (so to speak) or batten
                                                                    clocks, jewelry, costume
                                                                   jewelry, etc. Call Schefer
                                                                                                   BURKE Childcare avail in my                your                                                                              down the hatches? Stay or go? It’s
                                                                                                  home,OFC Lic, FT & PT, days,                                                                                                  reminiscent of the advertising campaign
116 Childcare Avail. 116 Childcare Avail. 116 Childcare Avail.    Antiques @ 703-241-0790.          evenings, Back-up care &
                                                                                                      special needs children
                                                                                                                                            employment                                                                          involving the restaurant, Bob’s Big Boy;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                specifically concerning whether the larger
                                                                           34 Pets
                                                                                                  welcome. Large yard for lots of
                                                                                                        fun! 703-569-8056                     openings                                                                          than life size statue of Bob that stood out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                front of all those restaurants for all those
                                                                                                       117 Adoption                                                                 North                                       years, weathering the hot and cold, should
                                                                  REPTILE Show & Sale!                                                                                             Potomac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                himself (or would it be itself?) stay or go.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Rockville
                                                                         Live Reptiles,
                                                                     Buy, Sell, Trade. Sat.                ADOPT:
                                                                                                                                         Lansdowne
                                                                                                                                           Ashburn Cascades
                                                                                                                                                                                        5                                       Eventually, “Bob’s” time came and went, as
                                                                       11/8/08, 9am-3pm.
                                                                                                                                                   Sterling                                                                     did the restaurant and its nationwide
                                                                                                        A truly happy,                                                                     Potomac

                                                                   $6.00/person Community          devoted, married couple will                                               Great
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chevy
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bethesda Chase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                presence. I can still see him, though; right
                                                                   Center, 100 Largaret Ln.        give your newborn endless                     1        Herndon
                                                                                                                                                             Reston
                                                                                                                                                                              Falls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                arm raised above his head; big smile on his
                                                                     Havre De Grace, MD             love, warmth, and a bright                  Dulles
                                                                                                                                                Airport                                                                         face; black, wavy curl just above his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                forehead. I remember marveling at his size.
                                                                                                                                     South                                                     McLean
                                                                    (Rte 155 & I-95 exit 89)          future. Expenses paid.         Riding                                       Vienna

                                                                      Info: 410/526-4184,                   Please call                                             Oakton    6                      Arlington    Washington,   Sure, he was just a pumped up version of a
                                                                                                   Christine and John toll-free,                                                                                     D.C.
                                                                    www.pythons.com                     1-866-320-3840
                                                                                                                                               Chantilly
                                                                                                                                                            4                                                                   little boy, completely out of proportion to
                                                                                                                                              Centreville
                                                                                                                                                                             Fairfax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                any little boy that I ever saw, but who cared?
                                                                                                                                                North
                                                                                                                                                Clifton                                                                         Times were much less complicated then;
                                                                 21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                                              Historic        Burke
                                                                                                                                                                Clifton Fairfax Springfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3             there was never any talk of steroids.
                                                                                                                                                                         Station
                                                                                                                                                                                       2                                            Regardless of the time, and the evolution
                                                                                         LEGAL NOTICE                                                                                                                           of the technology we have all become
21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements               Cricket Communications, Inc. is proposing to install new wire-                                                       Laurel

                                                                 less telecommunications antennas on an existing high-tension
                                                                                                                                                                                       Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                accustomed to, generally speaking, if you’re
                                                                 power transmission tower located at 13940 Balmoral Greens                                                                                                      in the line of an oncoming hurricane’s fire
                                                                 Avenue, Clifton, Fairfax County, Virginia. The new facility will     • Target your best job                                                                    and fury, the decision to evacuate and leave
                                                                 consist of antennas collocated at a centerline height of 115 feet
                                                                                                                                        candidates where                                                                        your home, and most of your possessions,
                                                                 on new poles extending above the existing 105-foot power                                                                                                       must be excruciating. Never having been
                                                                 transmission tower. Additionally, Cricket Communications, Inc.
                                                                 proposes to install support equipment at the base of the tower.
                                                                                                                                        they live.                                                                              pressured by such circumstances, I can
                                                                 Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the                                                                                                  barely imagine the range of issues to be
                                                                 potential effects the proposed facility may have on any historic     • Reach readers in                                                                        considered. And as I listen to — and watch
                                                                 property may do so by sending such comments to: Project                                                                                                        — Mike Seidel and Jim Cantore, two of the
                                                                 61086257-SLF c/o EBI Consulting, 6876 Susquehanna Trail                addition to those                                                                       Weather Channel’s more intrepid and
                                                                 South, York, PA 17403 or via telephone at (717) 428-0401
                                                                                                                                        who are currently                                                                       experienced in-storm reporters, I can only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                marvel at the fortitude of many of the
                                                                 21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                      looking for a job.                                                                      residents who make these hurricane-prone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                areas home.
                                                                                                                                      • Proven readership.                                                                          Obviously, there’s a trade off for these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                residents: taking the good with the bad.
                                                                                                                                      • Proven results.                                                                         Residing in areas subject to unusual and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                destructive seasonal weather events is not for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the weak of heart, make that body, mind and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                soul, too. The disruption, at the very least;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the devastation, maybe even the death,
21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                                                                                                                                                              disability or disease, at the very most, is quite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                a risk to endure for the folks who live in
                                                                                                                                                703-917-6464                                                                    these severe-weather effected communities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And with every storm/event, there are
                                                                                                                                              Fax 703-917-0992                                                                  some residents, like my cousins Ronnie and
                                                                                                                                              E-mail: classified                                                                Gil, who say enough is enough and move to
                                                                                                                                         @connectionnewspapers.com                                                              higher ground, permanently. But there are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                others, equally determined to stay put, who
                                                                                                                                      Great Papers • Great Readers                                                              rebuild if necessary and live their lives to the
                                                                                                                                             Great Results!                                                                     fullest, remaining rooted in their respective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                communities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Surviving these occasional disasters/power
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                outages, road/school/business and
                                                                 21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                                                                                             government closures, is apparently just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                another day not at the office; nothing more,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                nothing less. From my perspective, though
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (in my living room), I don’t see how these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                people live with the knowledge that one day,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                potentially, all that they’ve spent a lifetime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                building, literally and figuratively, could be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                taken away in a matter of minutes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                there’s not too much they could have done
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to prevent it. Mother Nature is not funny
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that way.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I suppose none of it matters; it’s home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and as Judy Garland/Dorothy said repeatedly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in the classic tale, “The Wizard of Oz,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                there’s no place like it. Oddly enough, it was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                a weather event, a tornado, that landed her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in Oz in the first place.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kenny Lourie is an Advertising Representative for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Almanac & The Connection Newspapers.


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                                  LOCATION,
                                  LOCATION,
                                  LOCATION!!
                              This Pristine End Unit
                              Features Gourmet
                              Kitchen W/42”
                              Cabinets, Hardwood
                              Floors & Large Kitchen
 Island W/ Entertainment Nook. Trex Deck
 Overlooking Common Area, Master Suite W/Vaulted                                                                              Warrenton
 Ceilings, Huge Walk-In Closet & Luxury Master                                                          Over 1 acre; Fenced Yard; Deck; Front Porch, Hardwood                             Clifton/Little Rocky Run
 Bath. Walkout Basement Features Recreation Room             Rental in Prince William                   LR & DR, Huge two Story Great Room w/Stone floor to
                                                                                                                                                                                               Stately Colonial
                                                                                                        ceiling FP; open Kitchen w/Center Island, Tile Floors,
 W/Pool Table That Conveys & Custom Built Bar &               County’s Holly Ridge.                     Finish Lower Level w/Huge Rec Room, 2 other Rooms,
                                                                                                                                                                           Beautiful Brick Front Col in LRR. 3 Fin lvls. Great Room
 Much More. Minutes to Fairfax Co. Pkwy, Routes         Fabulous house backing to large Horse farm in                                                                      Extension provides Huge Entertainment Area. Kit/Dining
                                                                                                        Wet Bar. A beautiful setting; wonderful community; a               area remodeled in 03 with new Cabs, App, Island cook top
 50, 29 & I-66.                             $539,000          Gainesville! Call for more details!       place you will want to call home.               $407,900           and B/I Buffets. Deck, Fenced lvl yd.             $629,000


                              BILL and CINDY GLACKEN                                                                    KIM HOUSE
                                    703-961-7170                                                                        NVAR Top Producer
                                                                                                                        15 Years of experience
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                                     Cindy.glacken@longandfoster.com                                                    working for you!
                                    William.glacken@longandfoster.com                                                   703-201-8660                                           Career in
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                             family room
                             addition. Formal
                                                                               BA spilt level.
                                                                               All weather
                                                                                                                                     Remodeled
                                                                                                                                     Colonial in
                                                                                                                                                                             Call for more
                                                                               sunroom, in-
                             living and dining                                                                                       Cabells Mill
 rooms. 3 spacious bedrooms up w/ 2 full
                                                                               ground pool w/
                                                       covered deck, 2 sheds. Upgraded
                                                       kitchen, hardwood flooring, newer car-
                                                                                                                       priced at $450,000                                   information at
 baths. Great deck off of family room per-                                                              Dir: From Centreville, RT 29 E, L-
 fect for entertaining. 2 car garage. Great
 curb appeal in great location.      $360,000
                                                       pet and paint. Lower level w full bath
                                                       and bedroom. You will be proud to call
                                                       this one home.                 $389,900
                                                                                                        Stringfellow, L-Northborne, L-Cabells
                                                                                                        Mill, to 13806.
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