Abada Capoeira, an Afro-
Serving Brazilian dance and
martial arts group, per-
Areas of Burke forms a traditional Brazil-
ian martial-arts style
dance during the Black
History Month program at
the Pinn Community
Center on Feb. 14.
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News 703-917-6440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ISO Wedding Rental? Graffiti Included?
City Council OKs use of Blenheim
for weddings, business functions.
By Steve Hibbard
n Tuesday, Feb. 10, the Fairfax City Council unani-
O mously approved that Historic Blenheim
(Willcoxon) Civil War Interpretive Center on Old
Lee Highway be used for private rentals.
Like Mount Vernon or Woodlawn or Cabell’s Mill in Centreville,
this means the 12-acre Blenheim museum built in 1859 and pur-
Photo by Steve Hibbard/The Connection
chased by the city in 1999 can be used
for teas, weddings, business functions
“I just feel that and community gatherings. The Civil
War Interpretive Center was officially
our location is opened on Nov. 1, 2008.
very unique.” The $2.2 million antebellum house
built by Resin Willcoxon sits on 12
— Hildie Carney acres on Old Lee Highway near
Fairfax High School. The house is sig-
nificant for the more than 120 Union
soldiers’ inscriptions throughout its rooms and in the attic.
During 1862 and 1863, hundreds of Union soldiers entered
Albert and Mary Willcoxon’s home, leaving their marks of char-
coal, graphite or crayon in the attic and the walls of the first and
Andrea Loewenwarter gives a tour of Historic Blenheim House on Old Lee Highway,
See Historic, Page 9 which can now be used for rentals.
Cook Runs in Braddock $15,000 in Clothes
Kings Park civic leader John Cook Lifted from Mall
tries to make jump (R)
to county board. Age: 45
Rios-Leon pleads guilty to thefts.
Kings Park, 10 year resi- By Bonnie Hobbs
By Julia O’Donoghue dent
The Connection Hometown: Delhi,
Family: Wife and n July 2008, Fairfax County Police charged three people
uring a small gathering at Braddock
District School Board member Tessie
Wilson’s house Feb. 15, John Cook
seemed at home fielding questions about ev-
four children (19, 8, 6
E d u c a t i o n :
Gettysburg College, graduated magna cum laude
I from College Point, N.Y., with stealing merchandise from
the Hollister store in Fair Oaks Mall. Now one of them,
Daniel Esteban Rios-Leon, 27, has pleaded guilty in court to
with a degree in political science (1985); The grand larceny, possession of burglary tools and larceny with in-
erything from parking problems around George George Washington University, law degree tent to sell stolen property.
Mason University to illegal immigration. Community Activism: Kings Park Civic As- Before accepting his plea, last Tuesday, Feb. 3, Circuit Court
If elected, Cook, the Republican nominee for sociation president, softball coach, active in the Judge Jane Roush made sure he understood its ramifications. A
Virginia Bar Association
Braddock District supervisor, hopes to have Spanish-language interpreter translated the proceedings to him.
similar informal meetings with his constituents Roush noted that Rios-Leon’s case did not have a sentencing
regularly. agreement and that other, related charges against him had been
The candidate enjoys the town hall meetings “People will be able to come in and talk about what dropped at his preliminary hearing. She also advised him that,
that Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova they want to talk about. It will give people an oppor- by pleading guilty, he gave up his right to a jury trial and to
(D-At-large) and other supervisors use to gain tunity to come in without a structured program,” said cross examine witnesses against him.
input from residents but thinks a more relaxed Cook. In addition, she warned him that he could receive as much as
setting for meeting with citizens would be help- The Republican faces at-large School Board mem- 20 years in prison for each offense. Then Assistant
ful for him as a county board member. ber and Democratic candidate Ilryong Moon in a Commonwealth’s Attorney Dylan Gallagher explained what the
special election March 10. Bulova, case against Rios-Leon would have been, had it gone to trial.
the former Braddock District su- He said that, on July 18, Rios-Leon participated with another
“The police say the communities with pervisor, triggered the contest
when she won the county chair-
man and a woman in the theft of more than $1,000 worth of
clothing from the Hollister store in Fair Oaks Mall.
the most block parties have the least man race Feb. 3. “The female stacked shirts inside the store while the other
As Braddock supervisor, Cook man kept a lookout outside the store,” said Gallagher. “Then the
crime.” said constituent services and
See Guilty, Page 7
— John Cook
See Civic Activist, Page 6
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Week in Fairfax News
Fraudulent Documents Arrest
Fairfax County Police arrested
a 38-year-old Fair Oaks woman
last week as she tried to obtain
a voucher to pay for Section 8,
subsidized housing using alleg-
edly fraudulent documents. She
is Janet M. Mudavadi, of 4900
block of Carriage Park Road in
An investigation began in Oc-
tober 2008 when the suspected
documents came to the atten-
Photo by Steve Hibbard/The Connection
tion of the county Department
of Housing and Community Development. A representa-
tive from that agency contacted a detective in the police
department’s Criminal Intelligence Division.
The documents were examined thoroughly and report-
edly found to be counterfeit.
On Monday, Feb. 9, police say Mudavadi was scheduled
to pick up a housing voucher valued at approximately
$1,100. When she arrived, detectives were waiting for her
and took her into custody. She was charged with attempted
false pretense and possession of a fictitious document.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime solv-
ers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at
www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus a mes-
sage to CRIMES/274637 or call police at 703-691-2131.
— Bonnie Hobbs From left, George Willis, Jon Roberts, Andrew Ennis, Christina Kidd and Joseph
LeBlanc rehearse a scene from ‘The Fantasticks.’
GMU Grad Wins Pageant
Fair Lakes resident Ashley
Dixon, 23, was crowned the new
Miss Virginia International 2009
‘Fantasticks’ at New School
(for ages 19-29) on Sunday, Feb.
15 in Chester, Va., at the Cultural
Springfield Community back together.
“This season, we’re doing three family shows to
Center of India facility. The com-
petition took place in conjunction
Theater celebrates 50th bring our audiences back to let them know we’re alive
with the 2009 Mrs. Virginia In- year with a musical. Performances are set for Feb. 27, 28; March 6, 7,
ternational (ages 21-56) and 13, 14 at 8 p.m. and Matinees on March 1, 8, 15 at 3
Miss Teen Virginia International By Steve Hibbard p.m. at The John Swazy Theatre at The New School
(ages 13-18) and Little Miss Vir- The Connection of Northern Virginia in Fairfax.
ginia International (ages 7-12). Ticket prices are $15, $13 for students and seniors;
“It was kind a surprise because he Springfield Community Theatre is $10 for groups of 10 or more. For reservations, call
they were great girls,” said Dixon
of her competitors. “They each
had great platforms. They were Ashley Dixon
very accomplished. I was sur-
prised that I was the winner.”
staging a stylized version of the play,
“The Fantasticks.” The musical originally
opened off-Broadway in 1960 with a 25-
year-old Jerry Orbach (think “Law and Order”) as
Christina Kidd, 15, of Fairfax Station plays Luisa
who’s in love with Matt, the boy next door. “She’s
romantic and dreamy and she kind of loses her mind,”
Christina said of her character. “She has these crazy
The daughter of John and Debbie Dixon of Longwood The musical has a small cast, sparse scenery and daydreams about how the boy she loves in a hero.”
Knolls in Burke ran with an environmental awareness plat- realistic people. The intention is an open stage sur- The fun part, Christina said is that “She wants to
form. She plans to shed light on how to prevent negative rounded on three sides by audience members. Char- be a princess to have her happy ending. … She imag-
impacts on the environment, such as purchasing eco-friendly acters speak to the audience upon entrance to the ines her life in a more romantic way than it really is.”
cleaning products and turning off lights. stage. Actors never leave the stage, but sit in the This is Christina’s first show with the Springfield
Dixon was inspired to enter her first pageant after her unlit area or turn their backs to the audience. Community Theatre and her first comedy. She’s been
friend Tina Montgomery of Arlington won last year’s Miss dancing since she was 4 and taking voice lessons since
Virginia International title. She competed in an onstage “EVER SINCE it came out, ‘The Fantasticks’ has age 10. Christina is homeschooled and plans to study
interview, fitness wear, fun fashion wear and evening gown been playing somewhere in the world every day all musical theater in college.
competitions. these years,” said Donald Neal, director, who has Andrew Ennis, 20, of Annandale plays Luisa’s love
The winners from all 50 states win an all-expense paid been in community theater for 60 years. Depending interest Matt. “This is the first time he fell in love,”
trip to compete in the national competition on July 20-26 on one’s frame of reference, he said the musical is said Ennis, who works in retail. “It hit him really
in Chicago. either a fable or a fantasy. hard.”
Ashley is a 2004 graduate of Lake Braddock Secondary The play is about two fathers who have a son and His biggest challenge, Ennis said, are the two big
and graduated from GMU with an English major last De- daughter who are young teenagers who fall in love.
cember. The fathers forbid the relationship which makes the See ‘Fantasticks’, Page 6
Her hobbies include music and she plays flute, piccolo, two lovers want to see each other even more.
tenor sax and piano. She plans on pursuing a degree in law. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the
— Steve Hibbard Springfield Community Theater has rehearsed for
three years at Immanuel United Methodist Church “The Fantasticks” runs Feb. 27, 28; March 6, 7, 13,
Correction in Annandale and this is its first season at its new
performance venue — The New School in Fairfax.
14 at 8 p.m., with matinees on March 1, 8, 15 at 3 p.m.
Performances are at The John Swazy Theatre at The
New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King
In the Feb. 12-18, 2009 edition of the Fairfax Connec- Court, Fairfax. Tickets: $15, $13 for students and se-
“It’s kind of been a moveable feast with an uncer-
tion, a Robinson freshman gymnast was incorrectly identi- niors; $10 for groups of 10 or more. For reservations,
tain season,” said Neal. “We have performed in
fied. The correct name is Amanda Famiglietti. call 703-866-6238. For information, call 703-978-
churches, in schools, even the parochial schools. We 7650.
have a new board and we are pulling the theatre
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Civic Activist Pursues Supervisor’s Seat
From Page 3 “I field those calls now that the supervi- to draw up a neighborhood vision state- county zoning enforcement team, Cook said
sor fields,” said Cook. ment, in which they outlined what they he saw a house where the property owner
strengthening neighborhoods would be wanted to see happen on their community had divided a basement into seven or eight
his top priorities. IN HIS ROLE as civic association presi- streets. units and was charging $400 per room per
“The police say the communities with the dent, Cook has proved to be a man of ac- The candidate reached out to members month.
most block parties have the least crime,” tion. of his community from different ethnic “There were 21 people living in this ram-
said Cook. His neighbor- backgrounds to bler and none of them knew each other. …
It is the job of the district supervisor to hood organiza- make sure they That is appalling. It is unacceptable,” said
cater to the smaller aspects of community tion has grown “The number of illegal were involved Cook.
life, like potholes. If residents are complain- from 380 mem- in local activi- “You have one of these houses on your
ing about a dangerous intersection in their bers to up over boarding houses in the ties. He helped block and it ruins the whole street,” said
neighborhood, Cook, as Braddock supervi- 600 since he make house- Cook, who wants to see the number of zon-
sor, would be the first person out there look- took over as county has doubled over the holds aware of ing enforcement officers doubled.
ing at morning traffic to see what could be leader. Cook has county zoning
done, he said. also helped find last two years but, in Kings and property EVEN with his focus on neighborhood prob-
“It is very important that a supervisor be
responsive. That is the job of the individual
tions to many of
Park, it has gone down.” regulations.
lems, Cook has given a lot of thought to
countywide issues as well.
supervisor. The only person we have in our his community’s — John Cook of illegal board- Cook said he would not vote for a budget
government system who responds to prob- problems and ir- ing houses in in which citizens, on average, would have
lems like that is the county supervisor,” said ritations over the past few years. the county has doubled over the last two to pay more in residential real estate taxes
Cook. When the Royal pool closed in his neigh- years but, in Kings Park, it has gone down,” than they did last year. He also wants to
As president of the Kings Park Civic Asso- borhood, Cook was able to arrange for the said Cook. focus on increasing the county’s commer-
ciation for the past three years, Cook ap- Fairfax County Park Authority to buy the For the most part, people who are in vio- cial tax base so that less of a financial bur-
proaches problems and the supervisor po- property, so that it would not sit vacant and lation of the zoning code want to come into den falls to homeowners in general, he said.
sition from a community-oriented perspec- unused like another empty pool in Kings compliance and keep up their property. In- “You have to keep your residential prop-
tive. A leader in his community, the Repub- Park West, he said. stead of calling the county authorities, erty taxes down so that people want to live
lican already handles a lot of questions Cook was also pro-active about combat- neighborhoods should take matters into here,” said Cook.
about the “small stuff.” ing overcrowding and illegal boarding their own hands and contact their neigh- On affordable housing, Cook said he does
If a problem occurs with ivy growing over houses that started to crop up in Kings Park. bors about a potential problem, said Cook. not think the county should be buying up
the sidewalk in his neighborhood, Cook is He volunteered Kings Park for a county Other cases exist in which people are will- foreclosed properties. Instead, that money
the person his neighbors contact to deal pilot program to revitalize older neighbor- ingly engaged in illegal activity and the
with the problem, he said. hoods. Cook also brought residents together county needs to act. While shadowing a See John Cook, Page 16
From Page 4
monologues that he has by himself. He says he loves community
theater, having performed in about 20 plays counting high school. He
aspires to be a professional actor on Broadway. “They’re good people
and very supportive,” he said of his colleagues.
Fred Lash, 64, of West Springfield plays the aging actor Henry who is
Photos by Robbie Hammer/The Connection
part of a Shakespearean travelling troop.
“He’s an optimist. He sees everything in a grand and glorious way,”
says Lash, who works at the U.S. Department of State, office of press
His biggest challenge the Indiana native said is “keeping my
Shakespearean accent and not slipping into my ‘Hoosier-ese.’”
Lash describes the Springfield group as vibrant. “Community theater
should be fun because you don’t get paid for it.”
Jon Roberts, 60, of Great Falls plays the role of Hucklebee, Matt’s
father who’s obsessed with gardening. He’s plotting to have his son
marry his next door neighbor’s daughter.
Roberts’ biggest challenge is making sure the dance numbers are as
absurd as they need to be. “It’s a total change from my day job, which
is why the whole thing is fun,” said Roberts, who works as a patent
lawyer in Reston. “In this show, you’re permitted to be somebody to-
With Voices Raised He particularly likes Springfield Community Theatre because “You
get an opportunity to do many different things which is fun,” he adds.
Above, the Fairfax High School Black Joseph LeBlanc, 65, of Arlington plays the girl’s father Bellomy, who’s
History Choir performs during a Black trying to arrange his daughter’s life. “So as fools, they make foolish
History Month event at Fairfax High plans, which, of course, turn out disastrously at first, but this being a
School on Feb. 7. The event was sponsored romantic comedy, eventually works out.”
and organized by the Emmett R. Anderson George Willis, 46, of Springfield plays El Gallo, the narrator/bandit
Scholarship Committee of Mount Calvary and catalyst in the show. “He plays the closest thing to a villain. He’s
Baptist Church. At left, Carol Smith was manipulative and mysterious and helps facilitate the whole ruse,” said
the first African-American to graduate Willis, who works as an engineering consultant.
from the original Fairfax High School. The The fun part for him is “I’m the guy who knows what’s going on in
committee invited Smith to speak during everything. With lots of stage direction, I stand there and look good.”
the Feb. 7 program.
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Guilty Plea in Mall Thefts
From Page 3 store’s surveillance video. He also noted that
Henao-Gaviria entered the Hollister store
defendant removed a white bag from un- and was observed stacking shirts in the
der his shirt, placed the shirts inside it and store.
left the store.” “While Rios-Leon was loading the shirts
After their arrest, continued the prosecu-
tor, “The defendant told police the three had
into the bag, Henao-Gaviria was [allegedly]
holding up a shirt in an attempt to obstruct
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Also charged in connection with this in- Henao-Gaviria was charged with one
cident were Rafael Steven Rodriguez, 35, count each of grand larceny, intent to sell
and Geraldine Henao-Gaviria, 19. In July stolen property and receiving stolen goods.
28, 2008 affidavits for warrants to search Rios-Leon was charged with two counts
the trio’s cell phones, plus the Garmin GPS each of grand larceny, possession of bur-
in Rios-Leon’s vehicle, police Det. Samuel glary tools and intent to sell stolen prop-
S. Song of the Fair Oaks District Station pre- erty. Following Rios-Leon’s guilty pleas in
sented further details of the crimes. court, Roush ordered a pre-sentencing re-
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officers viewed the July 18 thefts on the for March 20.
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Calendar 703-917-6459 or email@example.com
To have community events listed, email N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, 8
firstname.lastname@example.org www.jamminjava.com. p.m. at the George Mason Center for
or call 703-917-6459 with questions. Jonathan Edwards, folk singer. 8 the Arts, on the Fairfax campus of
Deadline for calendar listings is two weeks p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $24. Wolf George Mason University at the
prior to event. Trap Foundation for the Performing intersection of Braddock Road and
Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877- Route 123. A pre-performance
THURSDAY/FEB. 19 WOLFTRAP. discussion, free to ticket holders,
Friday Morning Music Club, 11 a.m. L.A. Theatre Works and “The begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s
at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Great Tennessee Monkey Grand Tier III. Tickets are $19-$38.
Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-352-ARTS Trial,” 8 p.m. at George Mason Age 12 and under, half price. Charge
or www.fairfaxarts.org. University’s Center for the Arts on the by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit
Young Dubliners. Rock and Irish Fairfax campus of George Mason www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.
music. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets University, at the intersection of The Northern Virginia Country
$20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Braddock Road and Route 123. Western Dance Association,
Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Tickets are $19-$38. Charge by 7:30 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle
Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. phone at 888-945-2468 or at School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls
Mae, Shirock and The Daylights. www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa. Church. Dancing lessons begin at
Rock. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 “Making Connections Arts 7:30 p.m. with open dancing from
Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255- Marathon,” a 24-hour festival of 8:30-11 p.m. $12 per person. 703-
1566 or jamminjava.com. theater, art, music, film and dance 860-4941 or www.nvcwda.org.
Marvelous Mittens, 10:15 a.m. at activities starting 8 a.m. at George Author Jessica James will sign
Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Mason University’s Fine Arts copies of “Shades of Gray: A Novel of
Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Snow Building, Performing Arts Building the Civil War in Virginia” 12-4 p.m.
time stories. Age 3-5 years with and the Johnson Center, on the at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee
adult. 703-644-7333. Fairfax campus at the intersection of Highway, Fairfax. 1-800-545-7950.
Let’s Hear It for the Girls, 7 p.m. at Braddock Road and Route 123. Free. Spring Flowering Trees and
Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake 703-993-8898. Visit www.gmu.edu/ Shrubs, 10 a.m. at Merrifield
Road, Burke. Mother-daughter book cfa for a schedule of specific events. Gardens Community Hall, 8104 Lee
discussion group. Age 9-11 with “A Hill of Magic Beans or Here’s Highway, Merrifield. Wayne Boyland,
adult. 703-978-5600. Looking At You Jack,” presented Plant Specialist, on different types of
Reading Across the Centuries, 7 by Lake Braddock Storybook Theatre, trees and shrubs available to
p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 7 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary brighten a landscape. 703-560-6222.
6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Bonsai, 10 a.m. at Merrifield Gardens
Writer and university instructor Burke. Storybook favorites Humpty Fair Oaks Meeting Room, 12101 Lee
Wendi Kaufman facilitates discussion Dumpty, Pinnochio, Rapunzel and Highway, Fairfax. Learn about the Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine will bring
of “The Natural” by Bernard Rumpelstiltskin join Jack to fight the ancient art of bonsai. Using
Malamud. 703-644-7333. giant. Tickets $3. 703-426-1070. specialized techniques, bonsai can be powerpop for little boys and girls to Jammin’ Java in
Afternoon Reading Group, 1 p.m. at formed and sculpted into miniature Vienna on Saturday, Feb. 21.
the City of Fairfax Regional Library, versions of their full-sized
SATURDAY/FEB. 21 counterparts. 703-968-9600. and seniors in advance; $23 adults, Burke. Watch a movie based on a
10360 North St., Fairfax. “Reading
Second City National Touring Luke Mitchem CD Release Party, 7 $20 students and seniors at the door. book and say which was better. Age
Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi.
Company. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. p.m. at Coffihouse, 8433 Lee www.jatdf.org or 1-800-595-4TIX. 6-18. 703-978-5600.
Tickets $20. Wolf Trap Foundation Highway, Merrifield. “A Hill of Magic Beans or Here’s Inova Blood Drive, 2 p.m. at the City
Make New Friends, 10:30 a.m. at
for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap info@COFFiHOUSE.com. Looking At You Jack,” presented of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360
Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds
Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. 3-on-3 Adult Basketball by Lake Braddock Storybook Theatre, North St., Fairfax. Photo ID required.
Oak Road, Burke. Stories, songs and
Luke Brindley. Acoustic/rock. 8 p.m. Tournament, 6-10 p.m. at the Mott 1 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary Appointments preferred, call 1-866-
activities about friendship. Age 2-5
$12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. Community Center, 12111 Braddock School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, 256-6372. Adults. 703-293-6227.
with adult. 703-249-1520.
N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or Road, Fairfax. Single or double Burke. Tickets $3. 703-426-1070.
www.jamminjava.com. elimination tournament depending
FRIDAY/FEB. 20 Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble on the number of teams entered. TUESDAY/FEB. 24
SUNDAY/FEB. 22 Inova Blood Drive, 1:30-7:30 p.m. at
“A Raisin in the Sun,” 7 p.m. at Machine, powerpop for little boys Open to adult basketball teams, co-ed
and girls. 11 a.m. at Jammin’ Java, teams encouraged. This is a 3-point Second City National Touring Pohick Regional Library, 6450
James Lee Community Theatre,
227 Maple Ave E, Vienna. $15. 703- competition. Prizes will be awarded. Company. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID
2855-A Annandale Road, Falls
255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com. $25 entry fee per team. Dept. of Tickets $20. Wolf Trap Foundation required. Appointments preferred;
Church. Angela Hansberry’s 1959
Microsoft Access, 2:30 p.m. at the Community and Recreation Services, for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap call 1-866-256-6372. 703-644-7333.
play about a family’s experiences in
City of Fairfax Regional Library, 703-278-8605. Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. Book Discussion Group, 7:30 p.m. at
Washington Park. For tickets, contact
10360 North St., Fairfax. Jazz & Tap Dance Festival, 8 p.m. at Drumline Live, 7 p.m. at the George Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds
Nomikka Hunter at 703-324-555.
Introduction to creating, modifying Northern Virginia Community Mason University Center for the Arts, Oak Road, Burke. Call for title.
and mastering databases using College Annandale Campus Theatre, on the Fairfax campus at the Adults. 703-249-1520.
Microsoft’s Access program. Age 13 8333 Little River Turnpike, intersection of Braddock Road and Victory Red, Ringleader, Tami
Luke Brindley. Acoustic/rock. 8 p.m.
and up. 703-293-6227. Annandale. $20 adults, $17 students Route 123. A free pre-performance D’mar and Rana Mansour, 7:30
$12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave.
discussion begins at 6:15 p.m. on the p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple
Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566
$22-$44. Age 12 and under half or jamminjava.com.
price. Charge by phone at 888-945-
2468 or visit www.tickets.com.
www.gmu.edu/cfa. WEDNESDAY/FEB. 25
An Evening with Fred Eaglesmith. Ian McLagan and the Bump Band.
Roots rock. 7:30 p.m. $20. Jammin’ 7:30 p.m. $17 advance, $20 at the
Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave.
www.jamminjava.com. N.E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.
Local Matinee with Thomas and Tales for Two’s: Color Craze, 10:15
Black Bird Lewis, 2 p.m. at a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450
Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Explore
Vienna. $8. 703-255-1566 or the world of color. Age 24-35 months
jamminjava.com. with adult. 703-644-7333.
Jazz & Tap Dance Festival, 4 p.m. at Mother-Daughter Book Club, 7 p.m.
Northern Virginia Community at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds
College Annandale Campus Theatre, Oak Road, Burke. Book club for girls
8333 Little River Turnpike, age 9-11 and their mothers. Call for
Annandale. $20 adults, $17 students title. 703-249-1520.
and seniors in advance; $23 adults,
$20 students and seniors at the door.
www.jatdf.org or 1-800-595-4TIX. THURSDAY/FEBRUARY 26
Jubilee Christian Center will show Our Daily Bread’s Empty Bowls
“Fireproof” at 6 p.m. A PG movie Fund-Raising Dinner, a soup and
with Kirk Cameron about a firefighter bread dinner to raise funds to feed
fighting to save lives and his the hungry in Fairfax County, 6:30-
marriage. The movie is free, and 8:30 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999
refreshments will be served University Drive, Fairfax. $25
afterwards. Nursery, Youth and donation includes a handcrafted
Children’s activities will be available. ceramic bowl; $10 for children.
4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Reserve at 703-273-8829 or
703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org. info@ODBfairfax.org.
Griffin House and Charlie Mars.
Rock/folk. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java,
MONDAY/FEB. 23 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-
Open Mic Night with Ron Goad. 7 255-1566 or jamminjava.com.
p.m. $2. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple George Winston, folk pianist. 8
Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $35. Wolf
www.jamminjava.com. Trap Foundation for the Performing
Monday Movies, 3:30 p.m. at Kings Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-
Folk singer Jonathan Edwards will perform on Friday, Feb. 20 at The Barns at Wolf Trap. Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, WOLFTRAP.
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Historic Property Available for Rental
derful to finally be where we are and share
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this amazing site with the public.” “We do have a
Photo by SteveHibbard/The Connection
“I just feel that our location is very
second floors. Since 1998, 110 soldiers’
names have been positively identified, along unique,” said Hildie Carney, chair of the
lot of Civil
with their regiments, companies and home-
Blenheim Committee and a member of the
Historic Fairfax City Inc. Board. “I think a
Six slaves worked on the land, and from bride who would choose the location is
someone who would be interested in his-
1862-63 the home became part of the 11rh
Army Corps Reserve Hospital system that tory and know that the site would enhance — Hildie Carney
utilized other houses, buildings and land. her wedding celebration.”
During that time, some 1,700 soldiers fell In 2001, Carney obtained permission to
ill with typhoid fever, diarrhea, fevers and have her daughter’s wedding reception at
Blenheim. “It was an absolutely beautiful Hildie Carney stands
setting for a September wedding,” she said. outside of the room
“We used the space in the front lawn for at Historic Blenheim
AFTER THE Civil War, the property was
hors d’oeuvres with a combo band on the that can be rented
used as a dairy farm with 50 stanchions for
front porch and a large tent in the back. … out for weddings.
milking Holstein and Guernsey dairy cows,
said Andrea Loewenwarter, historic re- It was absolutely gorgeous.” here,” said Carney. “This site was built with helped save the building from being demol-
sources specialist. The interpretive center spills out to a large a kitchen and bathrooms and a beautiful ished.
A new museum and interpretive center porch, covered patio and an outdoor space [multipurpose] room that could accommo- Carney said the process took about eight
houses exhibits that recreate and interpret that could accommodate a tent for wedding date 70 people for small gatherings.” years to finish writing the guidelines for
the historic graffiti. The rooms are filled reception of 190 people comfortably, she Every two years, Blenheim is used for Civil Blenheim’s use. Rental rates vary between
with scribbling on the walls from the Civil says. War Days, a re-enactment where the 17th $1,000 and $1,500 for five hours, and go
War: names, dates, hometowns, pictographs The site will be available for events dur- Virginia Infantry Regiment camps out for up to $1,800 on holidays. City residents
and thoughts of Union soldiers. ing the times that it is not opened for regu- two days. Using horses and people dressed receive a $250 discount. Historic tours of
“Blenheim is nationally important on the lar viewing and tours. Events could take in costume, the event tells the story of the the site are available to rental users for an
National Register of Historic Places and has place Sundays 10-10, Saturdays 3-10, and capture of Union Gen. Stoughton. additional fee. Business meetings and com-
some of the best preserved soldier inscrip- weekdays from 4-10 p.m. “The staff will offer special tours during mercial usage is between $80 and $180/
tions in the country,” said Dr. Chris Martin, Business groups can rent out the site for, the events by appointment, so that the hour. Historic Blenheim is located at 3610
Historic Resources Director for the City of say a breakfast, then take a tour and learn guests that come to these functions will Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Open Tuesday-
Fairfax. “It’s the culmination of many years about the city’s history. have the opportunity to take the tour and Saturday, 12-4 p.m.; guided site tours at 1
of hard work and planning and it’s won- “We do have a lot of Civil War history view the exhibit center,” said Carney, who p.m. Call 703-591-0560.
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Celebrating Black History at Pinn
Program brings together members
of African American community.
Photo by Robbie Hammer/The Connection
Vera Slaughter, a former
director of the Pinn Com- George Martinez, Chairman
munity Center, gives the of the Global Block Founda-
opening prayer during the tion, was the guest speaker
Third Annual Black History of the annual Black History Abada Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian dance and martial arts group, performs a tradi-
Month program at the Month program at the Pinn tional Brazilian martial-arts style dance during the Black History Month program,
community center in Community Center on Feb. Celebrating the Dream, The African Diaspora, at the Pinn Community Center in Fairfax
Fairfax on Feb. 14. 14. on Feb. 14.
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Send notes to the Connection at Guest speaker will be Del. Tim Hugo City Hall Annex, 10455 Armstrong University and State Del. Kenneth Session, 7:30 p.m. at the City Hall
email@example.com or call (R-40). www.wfrwc.org. St., Fairfax. 703-385-7930. Plum (D-36). Also invited are State Annex, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax.
703-917-6459. Deadline is Friday. Dated School Board Work Session, 7:30 Sen. Kenneth Cuccinelli (R-37) and a 703-385-7935.
announcements should be submitted at p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3500 representative from the Virginia
SATURDAY/FEB. 21 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-385- Redistricting Coalition. 703-658-
least two weeks prior to the event. TUESDAY/MARCH 3
Congress on Your Corner with U.S. 7910. 9150 or www.lwv-fairfax.org.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11), 1-3 p.m. Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a
THURSDAY/FEB. 19 at the Oakton Library’s Meeting Business in Fairfax County, 8
TUESDAY/FEB. 24 THURSDAY/FEB. 26
Independence Day Celebration Room No. 1 at 10304 Lynnhaven p.m. at Fairfax County Economic
Committee, 7 p.m. at the City Hall Community Appearance
Place, Oakton. Connolly will meet City Council Meeting, 7 p.m. at the Development Authority headquarters,
Annex, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. Committee. 7:30 p.m. at City Hall
one-on-one with area residents about City Hall Annex, 10455 Armstrong 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Vienna.
703-385-7858. Annex, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax.
legislative and community issues. He St., Fairfax. 703-385-7935. County licenses and permits, state
City of Fairfax Republican 703-385-7995.
will be accompanied by constituent The League of Women Voters of workforce service and training
Committee Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Destination Fairfax Meeting, 5:30
service representatives from his the Fairfax Area Panel programs and federal financing and
City Hall Annex, 10455 Armstrong p.m. at City Hall Annex, 10455
congressional staff who will assist Discussion on Reforming the certification resources. Register at
St., Fairfax. 703-3273-2824. Armstrong St., Fairfax. 703-385-
residents on matters involving federal Redistricting Process in Virginia, www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org/
Western Fairfax Republican 7850.
agencies. 703-256-3071. 10 a.m. at the Country Club of sb_seminar.htm.
Women’s Club, 6:30 p.m. at Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax. City Council Work Session, 7 p.m.
Fairfax County Government Center, MONDAY/FEB. 23 Panelists will include Dr. Michael MONDAY/MARCH 2 at City Hall Annex, 10455 Armstrong
4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m. at McDonald from George Mason School Board Meeting and Work St., Fairfax. 703-385-7935.
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Fairfax Connection Sports Editor Jason Mackey
Sports 703-917-6438 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Going Away Party Baumgardner, DeOrnellas and Harvey) set a region
Fairfax five takes second record in 1 minute, 46.80 seconds, while the 200
freestyle relay team (Baumgardner, Dowd,
at Northern Region DeOrnellas and Harvey) set another region record
swim and dive finals. with a time of 1:36.61. Baumgardner took first place
in the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:02.21.
“It’s our last year together at regionals, and we
By Jason Mackey really wanted to get the record and get first and we
The Connection did,” Baumgardner said of the 200 freestyle squad.
“We spent all week getting pumped up.”
eredith Harris, the Fairfax swim and On the boys side, Fairfax finished fourth with 186
Photo by Robbie Hammer/The Connection
dive team’s second-year head coach,
laughed as she said it, but she still
couldn’t help herself from delivering
“They’re our babies, and they’re leaving the nest,”
points, led by Joey Kelly’s team-best 27. The 200
freestyle relay team, which consisted of Ryan Larson,
Travis Lauri, Kelly and Alex Price, finished second in
“Our boys getting fourth this year was unbeliev-
said Harris, referencing the Rebels’ top five female able,” Harris said. “They had the drive. They had the
swimmers: Ellyn Baumgardner, ‘want to’ this year, and they proved
Frances Dowd, Jean DeOrnellas, it.”
Theresa Harvey and Lauren “They’re our babies,
Gehrke. IN OTHER MEET ACTION, W.T.
The first four will graduate this and they’re leaving Woodson’s Kevin Vest finished sec-
spring and Gehrke’s family is mov- ond in the 50 freestyle, posting a
ing to Asia. On Saturday night,
the nest.” time of 21.38. W.T. Woodson’s boys
Feb. 14 at Oak Marr RECenter for — Coach Meredith Harris, team was sixth with 161 points.
the Northern Region swim and Fairfax High The girls team, led by Jill King’s
dive finals, the “babies” gave their 18 points, totaled 99 points to fin-
Fairfax senior Ellyn Baumgardner swam on two Northern “mom” something to smile about, finishing second ish 11th. The Cavaliers’ 200 freestyle relay team
Region record-setting relay teams this past weekend. She to Robinson, 301-222. (Betty Fan, Kristen Lewan, Caitlin Rider and King)
also won the 100-yard breastroke. The 200-yard medley relay team (Gehrke, took fourth.
Moody Makes Major Adjustments
Fairfax senior Kabel Moody’s career went another college basketball team.
Moody’s father used to take his son to
from bottom to top in four years. community parks around Gaston, telling a
young Kabel to be patient, stay focused, lis-
ten to coaches and be respectful. None of it
By Jason Mackey “I used to have a very bad attitude,” said clicked until Moody reached the eighth
The Connection Moody, who has shot 47.2 percent from the grade.
field this season. “When something would A year after contributing on Gaston
airfax boys basketball coach P Kelly
.J. happen, I would just flip out. But my atti- Middle School’s seventh-grade team prima-
Photo by Jason Mackey/The Connection
F remembers the moments all too well.
Sitting in the stands and watching
his program’s junior varsity team, he felt
tude has helped me grow up and become a rily as a role player, Moody became a starter
better basketball player.”
Kelly had the opposite assessment.
the next year and averaged around 12
points per game. His team finished in sec-
defenseless observing Kabel Moody. “It’s almost like he wasn’t aggressive ond place and Moody was named the team’s
During his freshman and a sophomore enough,” Kelly said. “He was just letting co-MVP .
years, Moody’s play could be described as things happen without saying, ‘OK, I Following that turnaround season, a new
anything from a hot headed to passive. could’ve made a difference there.’ And now job for his father brought Moody’s family
Kelly, as the varsity coach, couldn’t do much. he’s doing that more and more.” moved to Northern Virginia. At Fairfax,
He knew that Moody had the physical tools Moody started for
to be a star but was doing little with them. THOUGH HIS two years on the
“He had so much potential, but I think TEAM suffered a 67- “This is the way we football team but
sometimes, as a sophomore, he wasn’t re- 57 loss to Westfield gave up the sport
ally sure of his abilities,” said the seventh- Tuesday night in the wanted him to end his after his sophomore
year coach. “He was one of those guys who first round of the dis- season.
passes the ‘looks test,’ but he wasn’t very trict tournament, career.” Moody also plays Kabel Moody, a senior on the
confident.” Moody has finally — Coach P.J. Kelly, Fairfax High for the Fairfax Stars Fairfax boys basketball team, was
After earning honorable mention All- fulfilled that poten- AAU basketball averaging 16.1 points and nine
Concorde District honors as a junior and tial that Kelly saw during junior varsity ac- team and hopes to rebounds per game before
making the first team All-District squad this tion. continue his basketball career in college. Tuesday’s loss to Westfield.
year as a senior, Moody has passed a few Now a 6-foot-3, 200-pound senior, Moody While he admits that the recruiting process
more tests. Entering Tuesday’s game at was born and raised in Gaston, N.C. A life- is in its earliest stages, he has received some his career,” Kelly said. “He’s really matured,
Westfield, Moody was averaging a team- long fan of Michael Jordan and the North heavy Division III and modest Division I and for him to put up these numbers as a
best 16.1 points and nine rebounds per Carolina Tar Heels, the soft-spoken star interest. senior says a lot about him and how far he’s
game. laughs at the notion that he’d ever root for “This is the way we wanted him to end come.”
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Perryman a of pictures of
Coach, Too current events
During the final round of the and more—never
Northern Region wrestling tourna-
ment this past Saturday at Fairfax
published, but posted
High School, Robinson junior Ro- on the Web. Free for
man Perryman became a part-time evaluation, available
coach. for prints.
Following his 4-0 win over
Westfield’s Kyle Arnold, the 135-
pound Perryman knelt near the
corner of the mat and shouted in-
structions to his friend and former Click on “Photo Gallery”
training partner, 140-pound Ross
Renzi of Lake Braddock.
Renzi eventually suffered a 3-2
loss to Jefferson’s Mike Howard OPEN HOUSES
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best impersonation of Bryan Haz-
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“I always like cheering on my
friends,” said Perryman, whose
team finished second to Westfield,
220.5-198. “I feel like I can help
them … if they can hear me.”
Robinson’s other first-place fin-
isher Saturday was 103-pound
Jake Smith, who kick-started the
final set of matches with a 1-0 vic-
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No to Gatehouse II Almost $100 million for
second school HQ building
serving areas of Burke
An independent, locally owned weekly
newspaper delivered to
uperintendent of Schools Jack Dale We should note that this proposal is pre-meltdown thinking. homes and businesses.
S and other Fairfax County Public school
administrators persist in pressing for
the purchase of a new, additional
building next to its current headquarters.
School Board members and Board of Super-
comes from good intentions. We hear
that camaraderie, synergy and commu-
nication have all improved from having a criti-
cal mass of administration and services located
in a single place. It’s a benefit Dale, Dean
Instead, the schools should install modulars
(trailers) on the three acres to accommodate
any employees who need to vacate the 15
7913 Westpark Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102
To discuss ideas and concerns,
visors members should push back against this Tisdadt and others rightly would like to ex- buildings but don’t fit inside a reconfigured e-mail:
proposal. pand. Gatehouse I.
So far, proponents of buying the 275,000- But administrators of the Fairfax County There are also problems with the process Michael O’Connell
Editor / 703-917-6440
square-foot building next door to the 210,000 Public School system do not being used in this decision. There have been
square foot existing headquarters say that this need office space fit for a top- no public hearings on the subject. And the Community Reporter
is the only way they can vacate 15 properties. Editorial flight law firm. Space inside Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider 703-917-6434
Vacating those buildings will save millions Gatehouse I could be this next week. When we modernize or build firstname.lastname@example.org
of dollars they say by terminating leases and reconfigured so that almost all schools here, voters get to weigh in by means Paula Friedrich
Assistant Editor / 703-917-6459
avoiding renovations; plus some are needed employees had their own cubicles — not of- of a referendum, and Fairfax voters have over-
for new schools. These savings lead proponents fices. A few small conference rooms could whelming supported school projects. Why don’t Julia O’Donoghue
Education & Politics
to call this program “self funded.” make room for private conversations and voters have a say on this, which has been in 703-917-6433
But now that we are in a different economy, phone calls as needed. the works for years? email@example.com
local government will have to learn to think Many employees already telecommute, or This way, the schools can save $100 million Ken Moore
Courts & Projects
differently about such problems. could, on some days, and others spend most twice. 703-917-6417
Leaders will have to find a way to vacate 15 of their time in a variety of schools. These These are just some general suggestions; firstname.lastname@example.org
buildings without spending nearly $100 mil- employees should share space; a cart for their there are many different ways to do more with Jason Mackey
lion, thereby reaping the savings without go- files and a laptop should enable them to use less space. And in some cases, it’s appropriate Sports Editor
ing into debt for part two of a school Taj Mahal. modular space, greatly increasing the number to do less with less. email@example.com
There are some 600 employees in Gatehouse of workers who could be accommodated in- Don’t just take our word for it, read the
I, and plans to move some 700 more to side the existing building. school system’s arguments in favor of buying ADVERTISING:
To place an advertisement, call the ad
Gatehouse II. That’s nearly half a million square FCPS also purchased three acres next to Gatehouse II at http://www.fcps.edu/news/ department between 9 a.m. and
feet of top quality office space for administra- Gatehouse I where the original proposal was office.htm. 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
tion. There will be no teachers or students in to build Gatehouse II. Now the proposal is to — Mary Kimm Display ads 703-821-5050
these buildings. purchase an adjacent existing building. firstname.lastname@example.org Classified ads 703-917-6400
Employment ads 703-917-6464
Patronizing and estimated income tax and retail
sales tax. Each one is important as
data, the self-employed are pro-
jected to pay 18 percent less in
election cycle. It cannot be “fixed”
by any stimulus package, no mat-
Display Advertising, 703-917-6461
Laughable a barometer for economic activity.
The sharp decline for each in Janu-
taxes in 2009 than originally pro-
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ter how large or well-intended.
The only real solution is for Vir-
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To the Editor: ary indicates that a state recession alone is causing a $560 million ginians to rebuild, revitalize and Barbara Parkinson
I certainly wish your reporter could last years, not months. Here additional hole in the budget. retrofit our state economy with a 703-917-6418
would get her facts straight before are the details: ❖ Retail Sales Tax: Although focus on “next-generation” tech- email@example.com
finalizing her story [ “Bulova New ❖ Payroll With- declining retail sales gets the most nologies that maximize employ- Editor & Publisher
Board Chairman,” Connection, holding: Payroll attention, it actually has the least ment in long-term sustainable Mary Kimm
Feb. 5-11, 2009]. Supervisor Letters withholding con- impact on the state budget. In the jobs. It won’t be easy. And in light 703-917-6416
Sharon Bulova (D-Braddock) won tracted 16 percent in holiday shopping season of De- of January’s economic figures, it’s
by “approximately 2,000 votes?” Editor in Chief
the second half of this January cember-January, Virginia sales re- not going to be quick. But it’s the Steven Mauren
If you can’t get the numbers right, (compared to December). Why the ceipts declined 9 percent. While a challenge we must overcome to- Managing Editors
leave ‘em out! collapse? Probably because em- critical indicator of our recession, gether. In the meantime, all our
Steve Hibbard, Michael O’Connell,
Further, her characterization of ployers kept workers on through the total impact on the budget public servants, whether in Rich- Photography:
the Braddock District as “sleepy the Christmas holiday, then let through June 30, 2010 from de- mond or in Fairfax, must react ac- Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft,
residential communities” is posi- Craig Sterbutzel
them go in January with two clining retail sales is only $100 cordingly in setting their budgets. Art/Design:
tively laughable. I would like to weeks of severance. That would million. This is because our state Zohra Aslami, Geovani Flores,
invite the reporter to join me on Laurence Foong, John Heinly,
explain the sudden drop starting income tax, not sales tax, is the Sen. Chap Petersen John Smith, Stu Moll,
Braddock Road at just about any Jan. 15. Fewer payroll primary revenue driver for the Vir- D-34 Wayne Shipp
hour of any day of the week to dis- withholdings means less state rev- ginia budget. Regardless, the drop Production Manager:
cuss her patronizing description. Jean Card
enue. Fewer jobs means less in retail sales reflects an underly-
money for consumers to spend. ing lack of confidence from con- Write CIRCULATION: 703-917-6481
Meanwhile, unemployment claims sumers which is inextricably tied The Connection welcomes Ann Oliver
Braddock District will rise in 2009 which places ex- to the above income statistics. views on any public issue.
tra stress on surviving businesses. My purpose in reciting these The deadline for all material CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
❖ Estimated income tax is noon Friday. Letters must be
No Quick Fix payments: Self-employed Virgin-
most-recent statistics is not to
alarm anyone. Virginia is still a
signed. Include home address
and home and business
To the Editor: ians pay income tax via quarterly stable economy with one of the numbers. Letters are routinely Mary Kimm
On Feb. 16, the governor in- Publisher/Chief Operating Officer
assessments based on projected lowest unemployment rates in the edited for libel, grammar, good 703-917-6416
formed the General Assembly income. The projections are rec- U.S. We have a great portfolio of taste and factual errors. Send firstname.lastname@example.org
about the latest decline in tax rev- to:
onciled to actual income at the end business leaders and technology Jerry Vernon
enues in January 2009, which will Executive Vice President
of the year. When estimated tax innovators who create opportuni- Letters to the Editor 703-917-6404
add another $800 million to the payments start dropping it’s an ties. Our citizens wake up early The Connection email@example.com
state deficit (which is now $3.7 indication that small business and work hard. Nobody in this 7913 Westpark Drive
McLean, Va. 22102 Controller
billion). owners are either (i) showing economy is asking for “extra sleep Call: 703-917-6440.
This broad-based deterioration lower-than-expected profits or (ii) time.” By fax: 703-917-0991. Debbie Funk
is caused by declining revenue in predicting that their income will However, the economic situation By e-mail: 703-518-4631
three specific tax categories: pay- drop in the coming year. Each is we face today will last beyond the firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
roll withholding tax, individual happening. Based on the January short-term future, beyond the next John Lovaas
Special Assistant for Operations
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Zone 2: • Burke
• Fairfax • Springfield Employment Zone 2 Ad Deadline:
Wednesday 11 a.m.
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should be used to assist high performing Under cover shoppers needed to judge retail NATIONAL CHILDRENS CENTER NATIONAL CHILDRENS CENTER entry. Must have good interpersonal skills
county employees to buy homes in Fairfax and dining establishments. Exp. not req’d. No sell! Salary + Bonus + Benefits! No sell! Salary + Bonus + Benefits! and excellent phone manners. No exp nec.
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vide some money for the down payment, MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST RN, LPN, CMA
25-30 hours/week, $15.00/hour
said Cook. P/T Woodbridge Medical Office. 3 P/T position in busy Pediatric
Assoc hdqrtrd in Falls Church, VA seeks days/wk. Professional and responsible
“Having a police officer or firefighter in exp’d telemarketer to call members whose office in Burke, VA. Please call:
individual for front desk. Schedule ap-
your neighborhood is one of the best things memberships have lapsed in the past 6 mos. pointments, multi-task. Medical exp 703-503-9100
that can happen to a community,” he said. Pd training provided. Pos offers flex day time pref’d. Call: 301-469-7211
Cook also wants the county to use more hrs at Falls Church loc. This is not a telecom-
of its bonding authority to deal with the muting pos. Must have excellent cust srvce
skills & ability to work independently. Mem- MYSTERY SHOPPERS
backlog of street and transportation
bership background a plus. Send resume to
COMPANIONS & Earn up to $150/day. Undercover shoppers
projects. He said that the Fairfax govern- firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 703-770-8352. CNA’s NEEDED needed to judge retail and dining establish-
ment couldn’t wait for the General Assem- Enable seniors to live independently in their own ments. Exp. not req’d. Call: 877-737-7506
bly in Richmond to come up with a solu- homes with our non-medical companionship and home Fee with credit card required.
tion to local traffic problems.
“I would love nothing more than for Rich-
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live-ins, medical benefits offered.
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mond to fix the transportation problems,
but it keeps going the wrong way. I don’t
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and I am really not prepared to wait five students/others. Customer Commercial glass co seeks glaziers Call: 703-340-8570
years for them to do something,” said Cook. Sales/Svc. Flex Schedules. All and/or certified welders with 5 yrs exp
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orities is building interchanges on Fairfax
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County Parkway where stoplights currently service distributor of beauty care and smile on your face and feel like you are
general merchandise items to grocery home? See about joining the Belvoir Supervisors
are. Without the lights, traffic would be able and pharmacy accounts. Federal Credit Union Team! Candidates Construction Helpers
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• Unpacking and restock merchandise thusiastic attitude, high-level of member
BULOVA, a Democrat, was the Braddock • Perform planogram updates service, cash handling experience, avail-
District supervisor for 21 years. But Cook is • Work overstock/back stock to sales ability to work non-traditional hours GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITY
optimistic that a Republican who is willing floor and ability to handle multiple tasks. Work at Historic Mount Vernon
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to work across the aisle could win the local who are bi-lingual. We offer competitive
supervisor election next month. • Maintain planograms and shelf tags available
• Update signage for on-sale/promotions salaries, benefits and incentives. Fax or Call or email: Gail Cassidy
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• Remove damaged/discontinued items firstname.lastname@example.org
to work with people from the other party. • Report and/or replace damaged or
Sharon Bulova and [former U.S. Rep.] Tom missing fixtures CARRER TRAINING
Davis (R) always worked with people from Requirements: Internships Available
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but Wilson, the Braddock District School • 2 plus yrs Merchandising experience Train for a career in computer-aided reporting, photography, research, graphics.
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rent physical address and phone number 800-342-2249 today to receive your free
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supervisor,” said Wilson.
Supervisor Patrick Herrity (R-Springfield)
performed well in the Braddock District
during the recent special election for county
chairman. Herrity said he is optimistic Cook
could take the open supervisor’s seat.
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watches, painting/art glass,
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28 Yard Sales
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state titles, the Robinson boys
swim and dive team has gar-
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were bolstered by the performance of its
400 freestyle relay team (Madison Rupp,
Tori Baker, Finelli and Hannah Walden),
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Antique Mahogany Buffet Despite having won district titles in 10 of 2:09.46), Rupp (500 freestyle, 5:08.60) and
completely refinished, perfect
condition $600, Antique Wal- the past 12 years, as well as splitting last Finelli (100 backstroke, 1:00.14) posted
nut Ladies Rocker with inlay year’s Northern Region crown with Fairfax, third-place finishes, while the girls team
detail and cane seat & back
completely refinished $125, the Robinson girls are often overlooked also had the second-place 200 medley and
Antique Wicker Baby Buggy
late 1800's perfect condition, because of the boys team’s perennial suc- third-place 200 freestyle relay teams.
completely refinished, has new cess. “All these girls just did a great job, step-
lining excellent shape $250,
Antique Maple Child's Bed But when the boys finished second to ping up and going above and beyond,”
English late 1800's, all legs
and guard rails are turned,
Oakton (232-230.5) and the girls cruised Koucheravy said.
very unique piece, completely to a 301-222 win over Fairfax to claim the When asked about the boys team’s per-
refinished and perfect condi-
tion $1500. Please call or 2009 region crown, it was the girls team formance, Koucheravy had no complaints.
email me for photos & info that celebrated its region championship by Oakton, which scored a dual-meet win over
email@example.com swaying to Queen’s “We Are The Champi- Robinson on Jan. 9, simply out-swam his
21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements ons.” team, despite several outstanding perfor-
101 Computers “We’ve been in their shadow for a couple mances from Robinson swimmers.
years, so it feels good to come out on top The boys 400 freestyle relay team took
EASY COMPUTER SOLUTIONS this year,” said senior Amanda Kendall, who second, while the 200 freestyle and 200
& SMALL BUSINESSES scored a meet-best 40 points for her team. medley relay teams each took third. Fur-
JENNIFER O. SMITH
COMPUTER CONSULTANT “But we are really upset [the boys team] thermore, East Carolina-bound senior Geoff
➣ TRAINING got second place.” Bobsin finished second in the 100 freestyle
➣ INSTALLATION “Over the years, I feel like they have got- (46.49) and third in the 50 freestyle
➣ TROUBLE- ten all the attention because they’ve won (21.45). Cory Bowersox took second on the
➣ LET US TAME THAT states,” said junior Laura Finelli. “But I feel 1-meter dive (487.10).
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like this year we have a lot of the attention, “The boys team did great. There’s no ar-
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which is pretty exciting.” guing that,” Koucheravy said. “I told every
(703) 765-2222 Both teams will advance to this weekend’s boy that no one can falter, no one can back
Virginia AAA state finals, which will take down. Everybody has to go above and be-
102 Instruction place at George Mason University’s Freedom yond what they can do, and just about ev-
Center, with the diving finals scheduled for erybody did.”
MATH TUTORING thru FCPS
geometry Refences available Saturday, at 9 a.m. and the swimming fi- But even on a night when the Robinson
703-966-5029 nals the same day at 4:30 p.m. boys led Oakton by 4.5 points entering the
116 Childcare Avail. Kendall was the Rams’ top performer, tak- final relay, it was the Robinson girls team
ing first-place honors in both the 50-yard that won its first solo region title since 2005
BURKE Childcare avail in my
home,OFC Lic, FT & PT, days, (23.51 seconds) and 100 freestyle (50.98) and 11th overall.
evenings, Back-up care & events. Both times set Northern Region “It was really exciting, especially to win
special needs children
welcome. Large yard for lots of records. by that much,” Finelli said, and especially
“She’s just an amazing racer,” said first- because the boys didn’t win and we won.”
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