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                                                                                                            Annie Sneed of Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 4001 in Spring-
                                                                                                                     field teaches the chicken dance to Daniella Rajwan,
                                                                                                               Samantha Gelfand, Audrey Goldman and Keira Newlon of
                                                                                                            Brownie Troop 1335 of Burke during a break in troop perfor-
                                                                                                             mances as area Girl Scouts recognized their 100th Anniver-
                                                                                                             sary celebration at Springfield Mall on Feb. 18. Sneed was a
                                                                                                                 member of the planning committee for the celebration.
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                      News                                                                                                                                      leis, Victoria
                                                                                                                                                                Ruano, a member
                                                                                                                                                                of Daisy Troop
Striking poses, Gracyn                                                                                                                                          2460 from St.
Redding, Amelie Mohn,                                                                                                                                           Bernadette’s
Autumn Arencibia and                                                                                                                                            School in Spring-
Camila Lopez, members of                                                                                                                                        field, welcomes
Brownie Troop 6320 from                                                                                                                                         everyone to the
Rolling Valley Elementary                                                                                                                                       troop’s display
School in Springfield,                                                                                                                                          about Hawaii
enjoyed performing a skit                                                                                                                                       with a lei.
about Germany on the
main stage when area Girl
Scouts recognized their
100th Anniversary during a
special Thinking Day Cel-
ebration at Springfield Mall
on Saturday, Feb. 18.
                       Photos by
                   Dennis Wokeck

Girl Scouts Celebrate
100th Anniversary
Springfield Mall Event                                   More Information                                                Members of Junior Troop 6120 from White Oaks Elemen-
                                                                                                                         tary School in Burke (from left) Bailey Blake, Kendra
draws more than 2,000                                       For more information on the event, contact Carol Ann
                                                         Cunningham, Chair of GSCNC’s South Central Fairfax Asso-
                                                                                                                         Bangura and Alexa Houck check out the Chinese dragon
                                                                                                                         masks and get their passports stamped by Isabella
                                                         ciation, at or
participants.                                            703-863-5263. For more information about Girl Scouts, visit
                                                . To join or volunteer with Girl Scouts, con-
                                                                                                                         Aguilar Fricke and her mother Katie Fricke of Lorton
                                                                                                                         while visiting the China display by Daisy Troop 1735 from
                                                         tact Elizabeth Assenza at or                 Laurel Hill Elementary in Lorton. The display was part
            o mark the 100th anniversary of Girls           About GSCNC: The South Central Fairfax Association of the
                                                                                                                         the area Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary Thinking Day

T           Scouts of the USA, the South Central
            Fairfax Association of the Girl Scouts of
            the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) hosted a
celebration that drew more than 2,000 participants
to Springfield Mall on Saturday, Feb. 18.
                                                         Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) includes the area
                                                         of eastern Burke, south Fairfax Station, Hunt Valley, Lorton,
                                                         Springfield and West Springfield. The association represents
                                                         more than 175 troops of girls ages 5 to 18.
                                                                                                                         Celebration at Springfield Mall on Saturday, Feb. 18.

   “The 100th Anniversary Thinking Day Celebration       ise circle at 2:15 p.m.
offered something for everyone,” said Carol Ann            The event also included trading swaps, as well as
Cunningham, chair of the CSCNC’s Fairfax chapter.        booths featuring Girl Scout history, local Girl Scout
“We had 1,100-plus current Girl Scouts in attendance,    camp opportunities, Girl Scout cookie booth sale lo-
which made it the largest local gathering of girls for   cations, and information about joining Girl Scouts
the 100th anniversary celebration to date in the         as a girl or an adult volunteer. Girl Scouts – whether
Nation’s Capital Council.”                               they were local, national or alumni – were invited to
   Throughout the four-hour event, 25 local Girl Scout   share their favorite memories on videotape at a booth
troops performed on stages and displayed informa-        recognizing the contributions of Girl Scouts to lead-
tion they learned about countries with Girl Scouts       ership and community service through the years.
and Girl Guides around the world at more than 75           “It was great to have such a good turnout to watch
display tables.                                          the troops on stage, because we had Girl Scouts in
   There was also a flag ceremony and international      high school who served as the entertainment coor-
parade of flags through the mall, an international       dinators, emcees, stage managers, and fashion show
fashion show by members from 15 local troops, a          coordinators to make the event a success,”
presentation by re-enactors portraying the founders      Cunningham said.                                                Annie Sneed of Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 4001 in
of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts – Juliette Gordon Low                                                                      Springfield teaches the chicken dance to Daniella Rajwan,
and Lord Robert Baden-Powell - and a closing prom-                                           — Victoria Ross             Samantha Gelfand, Audrey Goldman and Keira Newlon of
                                                                                                                         Brownie Troop 1335 of Burke during a break in troop
                                                                                                                         performances as area Girl Scouts recognized their 100th
                                                                                                                         Anniversary celebration at Springfield Mall on Feb. 18.
                                                                                                                         Sneed was a member of the planning committee for the
Lulu Gloninger and
Noelia Vargas, mem-                                                                                                                                      Morgan Poppenberger,
bers of Junior Troop                                                                                                                                     Lulu Gloninger and
4235 of Springfield,                                                                                                                                     Noelia Vargas, members
share interesting facts                                                                                                                                  of Junior Troop 4235 of
and information at                                                                                                                                       Springfield, show off the
their display about                                                                                                                                      Easter Island Head
Chile as area Girl                                                                                                                                       replica they created for
Scouts recognized                                                                                                                                        their display about Chile
their 100th Anniver-                                                                                                                                     during the Girl Scouts
sary during a special                                                                                                                                    100th Anniversary
Thinking Day Celebra-                                                                                                                                    Thinking Day Celebra-
tion at Springfield Mall                                                                                                                                 tion at Springfield Mall
on Saturday, Feb. 18.                                                                                                                                    on Saturday, Feb. 18.
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                                                                                                                        Photo by Victoria Ross/The Connection
                                                                                                                                                                Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova (cen-
                                                                                                                                                                ter), accepts a $280,000 check from Bill Hanbury (next
                                                                                                                                                                to the chairman, on her left), President of the United
                                                                                                                                                                Way of the National Capital Area. Front row, from:
                                                                                                                                                                Marcia DiTrapani, Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc.; Krista
                                                                                                                                                                Osterthaler , The National Capital Poison Center; Jaime
                                                                                                                                                                Farrant, Ayuda; Carol Loftur-Thun, The Women’s
                                                                                                                                                                Center; Joel Bedknoski, Alzheimer’s Family Day Cen-
                                                                                                                                                                ter; Kimberely Jappell, NOVAM; Elizabeth Doherty,
                                                                                                                                                                KEEN Greater DC;United Way Fairfax Regional Council
                                                                                                                                                                Co-Chair Paul Taffe of Wells Fargo; United Way Re-
                                                                                                                                                                gional Council member Jeff Lear of Lear Communica-
                                                                                                                                                                tions; and Jim Shelton of Orange Panda.
Fairfax County’s 16 newly-trained court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteers
raise their hands to take the CASA oath during a swearing-in ceremony at the Jennings
Judicial Center in Fairfax on Feb. 21. From left, Diane Brody, Rebecca Burke, Susan
Chibnall, Susan Evans, Lynn Foster, Anne Havlovick, Lauren Janik, Sheila Kinderman,
                                                                                                                                                                Nonprofits Awarded
Patricia Larsen, Peggy McGannon, Denise Hall, Alicia Richie, Kitchy Sawets, Ann
Sherwood, Joanne Shumpert and Nicki Watts.                                                                                                                      United Way Grants
                                                                                                                                                                23 local organizations receive more
A Voice for Children                                                                                                                                            than $280K to continue work.
                                                                                                                                                                         he United Way of the          “The job developer will work

“Promise-keepers” advocate
for Fairfax County’s abused,
                                                                       How to Become a                                                                          T        National Capital Area
                                                                                                                                                                         (United Way NCA)
                                                                                                                                                                awarded 27 grants totaling
                                                                                                                                                                                                    to match the skills and interest
                                                                                                                                                                                                    of our adult job seekers with
                                                                                                                                                                                                    private sector employees
                                                                                                                                                                                                    throughout Fairfax County,”
                                                                        CASA Volunteer                                                                          $288,013 to 23 local nonprofits
neglected children.                                         “Volunteers listen first, then they act,” said Elisa Kosarin,
                                                                                                                                                                during the Fairfax County
                                                                                                                                                                Board of Supervisors meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hunn said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Another grantee was the
                                                         associate director of recruitment and training. She said vol-
                               By Victoria Ross          unteers get to know the child by talking with everyone in that                                         Tuesday, March 6.                   Northern Virginia Dental Clinic,
                                   The Connection        child’s life: parents, relatives, foster parents, teachers, medi-                                        The funds were raised             which provides oral health care
                                                         cal professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They                                          through designations to the         to low-income residents age 18
                                                         use the information they gather to inform judges what the                                                                                  or older.
           ach child who comes before Judge Thomas       child needs and what will be the best permanent home for that
                                                                                                                                                                Fairfax/Falls Church Commu-
                                                                                                                                                                nity Impact Fund in United Way         Oral health care for adults is

E          Mann’s Fairfax courtroom is loveable and
           vulnerable. There is the precocious three-
           year-old whose parents are drug-addicted.
A seven-year-old boy whose mentally-ill mother left
him home alone to care for his infant sibling. A 12-
                                                            “You don’t have to be a lawyer or social worker to volun-
                                                         teer,” Kosarin said. “We welcome people from all walks of life.
                                                         We are simply looking for people who care about children and
                                                         have common sense.”
                                                            To get started, Kosarin said prospective volunteers should
                                                         attend one of CASA’s information sessions. The next informa-
                                                                                                                                                                NCA’s annual workplace giving
                                                                                                                                                                campaign. Each of the grants
                                                                                                                                                                directly addresses United Way
                                                                                                                                                                NCA’s focus areas of education,
                                                                                                                                                                health and financial stability.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    not a mandated service under the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Virginia Medicaid program, so a
                                                                                                                                                                                                    significant number of the adult
                                                                                                                                                                                                    population who are very close to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the poverty level do not typically
year-old girl whose stepfather sexually abused her.      tion session is Saturday, March 17, 11 a.m. to noon, at Burke
   Last year in Fairfax County, there were 500 similar                                                                                                            “United Way’s Community           have access to dental care.
                                                         Centre Library. For more information about volunteer oppor-
stories of abuse and neglect so severe they ended up     tunities, or general information about CASA, go to Fairfax                                             Impact Fund has served thou-           “Being awarded a Commu-
in court. And while each child’s story is different,     CASA’s website at                                                                 sands of Fairfax County resi-       nity Impact Fund grant assists
the one thing they all share is: the adults in their                                                                                                            dents by helping to provide es-     the clinic with operating ex-
lives broke a sacred promise to take care of them.       multiply that times a zillion and add it to infinity,                                                  sential services to those fight-    penses, such as materials and
   “When the Court gets involved when there is abuse,    and that’s the quantum of despair. CASA’s make that                                                    ing to survive,” said Paul Taffe,   staffing,” said Thomas Wilson,
not only have the promises been broken; they’ve been     Mars landing possible for these children,” Mann said.                                                  United Way NCA’s Fairfax Re-        the clinic’s executive director.
shattered,” said Mann, Chief Judge of Fairfax              Lisa Banks, executive director of Fairfax CASA, said                                                 gional Council Co-Chair. “As the       “The contributions from the
County’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.          volunteers are the constant and focused voice for                                                      region continues to struggle        Fairfax/Falls Church commu-
“Broken promises are like glass, and [these children]    abused and neglected children in court, and the only                                                   with slow economic recovery,        nity demonstrate a commit-
are surrounded by it, 360 degrees of broken glass,       adult working exclusively as the child’s advocate. She                                                 there are an unprecedented          ment to joining together to en-
and their feet are bare.”                                said volunteers work to ensure that each child is safe                                                 number of people and families       sure that programs in educa-
   Mann gave his remarks during the Feb. 21 swear-       from further abuse and help obtain a safe and per-                                                     facing hunger, homelessness         tion, health and financial sta-
ing-in ceremony at the Jennings Judicial Center for      manent home where that child can thrive.                                                               and the most difficult of life      bility can continue their essen-
a group of 16 newly-trained volunteers he calls the        “Every 38 hours, an abused or neglected child in                                                     challenges.”                        tial work,” said Bill Hanbury,
“promise keepers:” Court-Appointed Special Advo-         Fairfax County is placed under court protection,”                                                        David Hunn, President and         President and CEO of United
cates (CASA) volunteers who make recommenda-             Banks said. “These children need advocates to pro-                                                     CEO of The SkillSource Group,       Way NCA. “Each of the Commu-
tions to the court on the best interest of the child.    tect their fundamental rights. We are truly grateful                                                   said the Vienna workforce de-       nity Impact Fund grants will
Volunteers submit a fact-based report to the judge       to those who choose to give their time to these chil-                                                  velopment company will use its      have an immediate and positive
based on an objective investigation involving social     dren.”                                                                                                 grant to expand the Ticket to       impact on each of these vital
workers, county attorneys, teachers, etc.                  Fairfax CASA, which was named “One of the Best”                                                      Work program by hiring a part-      organizations.”
                                                         area nonprofits by Catalogue for Philanthropy 2011-                                                    time job-developer who will            For more information about
CASA VOLUNTEERS are often the only adults who            2012, has a reputation for being a critical compo-                                                     serve as an advocate and em-        United Way of the National
keep their promises, Mann said, and their objective      nent of Fairfax County’s abuse and neglect cases.                                                      ployment placement coordina-        Capital        Area,        visit
reports are vital in helping him gain insight into the     “They have well-deserved reputation for being rig-                                                   tor for disabled job-seekers en-
child’s circumstances.                                   orous and objective,” said Sen. Dave Marsden (D-                                                       rolled in the program.                         — Victoria Ross
  “Imagine going to bed and you wake up on Mars,                              See Fairfax CASA, Page 10                                                                                                                                                            Burke Connection ❖ March 8-14, 2012 ❖ 3
Mom Bloggers Converge to Network, Raise Money
                   By Jennifer Fedor
                        The Connection
                                             Blogging community steps up to support new moms.
             n the night of Feb. 21, local   and            Andrea             Khoury    bands are deployed or wounded warriors.            three children under the age of 4, com-

O            moms tweeted, linked, and
             blogged in real time from
             NOVALive, a networking and
charity event held at Fairfax Corner’s up-
scale consignment boutique, Chic Envy.
                                             ( of Centreville
                                             teamed up to celebrate and expand the
                                             mom-blogging community as well as raise
                                             funds for a worthy cause, Mission Sleep.
                                               The non-profit division of Let Mommy
                                                                                         Owner and Bristow resident Denise Stern
                                                                                         felt it was important to offer the support of
                                                                                         registered and licensed practical nurses to
                                                                                         this special group of new moms.
                                                                                           “I wish we didn’t have to charge [for Let
                                                                                                                                            ments. She partners with Walter Reed Medi-
                                                                                                                                            cal Center to identify military wives who
                                                                                                                                            need a helping hand after their babies are
                                                                                                                                              “Having raised two kids myself I know
Organizers      Micaela       Williamson     Sleep, Mission Sleep provides free, over-   Mommy Sleep] and could provide it to ev-
( of Burke            night newborn care to moms whose hus-       ery parent who needs it,” Stern, mother of                              See Blogging, Page 5

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Photo by Jennifer Fedor/The Connection

                                         From the left, Christina Crawford of Chic Envy, Denise Stern of Mission
                                         Sleep, and NOVALive organizers Andrea Khoury and Micaela
                                         Williamson collaborated to raise money for a worthy cause.

Blogging Community
Gets Together
From Page 4                                                                  Crawford’s daughter graduated from col-
                                                                             lege. The women both loved clothes, shoes,
   how difficult the newborn phase is,”                                      and handbags and thought a consignment
Williamson observes. “So I thought it was a                                  shop, where clothing is reused, was a green
great cause to support.”                                                     alternative to the typical store. They were
   Khoury agrees, “It’s a good organization,                                 also excited to create jobs in the commu-
it’s local, and it’s new. It just needed some                                nity. The mom and daughter team looks
PR to get it off the ground.”                                                forward to opening another store in
   In addition to raising almost $800 for                                    Gainesville by the end of the year.
Mission Sleep through event registration                                        Williamson and Khoury were grateful to
fees and raffle tickets, NOVALive gave local                                 the area businesses who donated products
mom bloggers the opportunity to interact                                     for the giveaways and swag bags, includ-
in person.                                                                   ing a $400 gift package from Red Door Spa
   Khoury, whose blog Real Housewives of                                     in Fairfax Corner and a bread basket from
Northern Virginia offers “community hap-                                     Great Harvest Bread Company in Burke.
penings, giveaways, and gossip”, explains,                                   Attendees were encouraged to tweet or blog
“We wanted to increase the network of                                        about the products and services they liked.
women. A lot of us share the same content:                                   Lost Creek Winery ( in
events, information, general resources for                                   Leesburg poured samples of their wines
women in northern Virginia. We’re able to                                    while bloggers nibbled on custom-made
partner and connect, so there’s no compe-                                    cookies from J and J Bakery, cupcakes from
tition in the blogger world.”                                                the Sweetest Soiree, and cake pops from
   “We interact online so much that we never                                 Simply Desserts.
put a face to a name,” Williamson notes.                                        Sales representatives from AT&T high-
“It’s nice to meet in person because online                                  lighted the growing demand for data ser-
we support each other’s causes and help                                      vices via handheld devices and gave away
create each other’s fan bases through so-                                    prizes such as Bluetooth headphones, bat-
cial media networking.” Her site                                             tery chargers, and an iPad.
SuperNOVAmommy offers a calendar list-                                          Of the almost fifty attendees, bloggers
ing local free and cheap children’s events.                                  ranged from moms with newer sites to more
In addition, she posts interviews with mom                                   experienced writers with large fan bases.
entrepreneurs, descriptions of fun venues                                    DeLise Bernard’s blog, Our Life Memories
in the Northern Virginia area, and tips from                                 (, will turn one
other mom bloggers.                                                          in March. She details daily adventures with
                                                                             her two children, ages 4 and 1, in D.C.,
LOCAL BUSINESSES donated refresh-                                            Northern Virginia, and Maryland, and re-
ments and giveaways to the event. Mean-                                      views each kid-friendly venue they explore.
while, Chic Envy offered a discount on their                                    “[I wanted] a space that they could look
diverse selection of consigned upscale fash-                                 to later for the memories we created when
ions.                                                                        they were children,” Bernard explains. She
  Christina Crawford, co-owner of Chic                                       also compiles “kidtineraries” for families
Envy with her daughter Rhianna Dollar, was                                   visiting the area or local moms who are too
more than happy to share her store for                                       busy to scour the Internet for fun activities.
NOVALive. She says, “This is another way                                        She appreciated NOVALive as an oppor-
for us to do something for the community.”                                   tunity to learn from the veteran bloggers
A military spouse herself, she loves the idea                                and to use her blog to support the commu-
behind Mission Sleep.                                                        nity.
  Chic Envy opened 2.5 years ago when                                                                                                  Burke Connection ❖ March 8-14, 2012 ❖ 5
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W                 our elected officials would take
                  African-American History
                  month and Women’s History
month so seriously that they would literally
try to turn back the clock?
                                                     Favola, Mark Herring, Janet Howell, Dave
                                                     Marsden, Chap Petersen, Toddy Puller and Dick
                                                     Saslaw voted against.
                                                        Now on to Women’s History.
                                                        Northern Virginia holds a special place in
                                                                                                          the rights, privileges, and immunities available
                                                                                                          to other persons, citizens, and residents of the
                                                                                                          Commonwealth,” passed the House of Delegates
                                                                                                          66-32. Local delegates Dave Albo, Barbara
                                                                                                          Comstock, Tim Hugo, Jim LeMunyon voted in
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   First in February, African-American History       women’s struggle for the right to vote.              favor; and voting against, Robert Brink, David                Kemal Kurspahic
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Month, the assembly voted to make it harder             From the Workhouse Museum in Lorton:              Bulova, David Englin, Eileen Filler-Corn, Mark
to vote, knowing that the bill would make it            “In 1917, women began demonstrating in            Herring, Patrick Hope, Mark Keam, Kay Kory,
less likely that some African-Americans in Vir-      front of the White House for the right to vote.      Alfonso Lopez, Ken Plum, Tom Rust, Jim Scott,                  Amna Rehmatulla
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ginia would vote.                                    They decided they would rather be imprisoned         Mark Sickles, Scott Surovell, and Vivian Watts.               703-778-9410 ext.427
   The bill, which “eliminates the provision that    than be quiet. In response to their outspoken           This bill died in the Senate at least for this
allows a voter to sign a sworn statement that        protests during World War I, they were sen-          year. Northern Virginia senators voting to kill
                                                                                                                                                                          Victoria Ross
                 he is the named registered voter    tenced to fines or imprisonment. They chose          this bill were George Barker, Adam Ebbin, Bar-                Community Reporter
Editorial he claims to be in lieu of show-
                 ing identification.” There is no
                                                     imprisonment. Some of those arrested were
                                                     sentenced to the Women’s Workhouse at
                                                                                                          bara Favola, Mark Herring, Janet Howell, David
                                                                                                          Marsden, Chap Petersen, Toddy Puller and Dick
                 evidence that this longstanding     Lorton. The protestors were held under deplor-       Saslaw. No senator from Fairfax, Arlington or
provision has been abused.                           able conditions. As news of the sentences            Alexandria voted to keep the bill alive.                        Nick Horrock
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   In an action that reminds many of the poll tax,   spread, sympathy for the suffragists was                Outrage over these bills, assaults on women’s
the General Assembly voted to require specific       aroused. ... Finally the 19th amendment to the       rights, sparked demonstrations over the weekend.
forms of identification at the polls in order to     Constitution was ratified in 1919 and for the           Apparently the protest that ensued, with                    Jon Roetman
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affect minority voters, poor voters and older vot-   November 1920 national election.”                    scary; scary enough to turn out the riot squad
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ity voters and older voters do not have such ID.     equality has not come easily, and the transfor-      sitting on the Capitol steps.
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                                                                                                                                                                          Mary Kimm
                                                         does not mean         even more is that the Governor          I understand that. But with parity,               703-778-9433
          here has been much writ-                       good. I was           reneged on a promise to introduce       we would have been in position  

T         ten this past week about
          Democrats voting down
the Senate and House budgets.
                                                         elected to fight
                                                         for things that
                                                         my constituents
                                                                               a sustainable source of transpor-
                                                                               tation funding into the budget. I
                                                                               was told that if I voted for his
                                                                                                                       on committees to kill the right
                                                                                                                       wing bills that have made Virginia
                                                                                                                       a national laughingstock and se-

                                                                                                                                                                     Executive Vice President
                                                                                                                                                                           Jerry Vernon
The Washington Post and other                            elected me to         transportation bond acceleration        verely damaged our image. Best
writers seem to think that this is                       stand for. To this    package last year he would solve        State for business? Not for long.                 Editor in Chief
the end of the world as we know        David             end I have used       our long term transportation            Best managed State? That’s head-                    Steven Mauren
it. Under both Mark Warner and         Marsden           the only lever-       funding problem. He did zero.           ing south. Best State to raise a                 Managing Editor
                                                                                                                                                                          Kemal Kurspahic
Time Kaine we had budgets that                           age I have,           (By the way, when his represen-         child for future success and hap-                  Photography:
                 were not com-         which is the budget, to do that         tative asked what transportation        piness? A soon to be memory if we              Deb Cobb, Louise Krafft,
                                                                                                                                                                          Craig Sterbutzel
                 pleted until June     which I was hired to do. Did you        earmark I wanted for my district        keep pulling resources out of                        Art/Design:
Richmond and May respec-               want someone to go to Richmond          to get my vote I told him no! I         schools. Yes, it was hard to be              Laurence Foong, John Heinly,
Report           tively. Why? Be-      and roll over and play dead? This       am not going to circumvent the          taken off of committees as parity                     John Smith
                                                                                                                                                                      Production Manager:
                 cause those bud-      is our state and I will not stop        lawful role of the Common-              was written out of the rules that                      Jean Card
gets did not accomplish what           fighting for a budget that will         wealth Transportation Board in          we honored when we were in                          Geovani Flores
many members of the General As-        strengthen our economy, create          distributing transportation             charge. But to think we are killing
                                                                                                                                                                Special Assistant to the Publisher
sembly, both Republican and            jobs and take care of our most          funds. Politics should not enter        the budget out of petulance is ri-                 Jeanne Theismann
Democrat, wanted for the people        vulnerable citizens. These budgets      into those decisions. Earmarks          diculous. Everyone uses the rules                    703-778-9436
they represent.                        fall short.                             are wrong!)                             to fight for what they believe in.
   So why did we vote against the        I have worked closely and pro-          Second, if Republicans had ob-        That is all we are doing.
budgets at this stage of the pro-      ductively with Republicans on a         served the existing Rules of the           We will get a budget this year.
                                                                                                                                                                   CIRCULATION: 703-778-9427
cess? The answer is twofold.           myriad of issues this year. But a       Senate when we convened this            But I will not vote for it until we              Circulation Manager:
   First, Virginia chose an evenly     budget that takes 4500 seniors off      session they would have been in         fix the problems and the ill advised                   Ann Oliver
split Senate, 20 Democrats and 20      of Medicaid, gives $25 million in       charge and we would have had            process that Republicans have cre-
Republicans. The Senate budget is      private school vouchers to families     some level of parity with them as       ated. We have the time and I have
better than the House budget for       making 70K per year, or transfers       we are evenly split. They are in        the resolve. Let’s get it right.
6 ❖ Burke Connection ❖ March 8-14, 2012                                                                                                               
   To have community events listed, send
to or
call 703-778-9416 with questions. Dead-
line for calendar listings is two weeks
prior to event.

Fairfax Art League Reception. 7-9
   p.m. Old Town Hall, Second Floor
   Gallery, 3999 University Drive,
   Fairfax. Fine art photographs,
   paintings and works by members of
   the Fairfax Art League, on exhibit
   March 2-April 4.

Bonita Lestina Performance
   Series: Irish Breakfast Band. 8
   p.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University
   Drive, Fairfax. Traditional Celtic
   music. Free admission. 703-352-2787       Choir of The College of William & Mary
   or               The Choir of the College of William and Mary will per-
Sing Me Insomnia and                         form on Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m. at the Church of the
   Foreverisforever (acoustic) at 7          Nativity, 6398 Nativity Lane in Burke. Under the direction
   p.m.; SNRG at 10 p.m. Jammin’
   Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna.             of James Armstrong, their performance will feature                       works by Mahler and Liszt (Missa Choralis), American
The Amazing Kreskin. 8 p.m. The              and Haitian songs in the folk tradition and more. Free
   Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road,
   Vienna. Illusions and comedy with         admission. 703-932-7792.
   audience participation. $25.                            Fortuna” from Carl Orff’s “Carmina         or
Friends of the Library Book Sale.               Burana”; Brahms’ 13th Psalm;             Domestic Service in the Gilded
   10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935           Strauss’ “Tausend und eine Nacht”          Age South. 2 p.m. Fairfax
   Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-              (Arabian Nights); Ennio                    Museum and Visitor Center, 10209
   1520.                                        Morricone’s “Nella Fantasia” (In My        Main St., Fairfax. Kathy Alcaine,
English Conversation Group. 10                  Fantasy); and a medley of songs            Manager of Historical Tours and
   a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke          from the 1992 film “Sister Act.”           Interpretation for Maymont
   Lake Road, Burke. Practice your              Italian conductor Manolo Cagnin            Foundation in Richmond, will
   English conversation skills. Adults.         will serve as choirmaster for this         discuss the lives of a predominantly
   703-978-5600.                                performance. Tickets $23-$46,              African American labor corps that
                                                youth through grade 12 half price,         worked as cooks, maids, laundresses,
                                                available at 888-945-2468 or               nursemaids, butlers, and chauffeurs.
SATURDAY/MARCH 10                                                    Free. 703-385-8414.
Concerts from Kirkwood: Gypsy                An Evening with Paul Kelly. 7:30
   Soul. 3 p.m. Kirkwood Presbyterian           p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave
   Church 8336 Carrleigh Parkway,               E Vienna.            MONDAY/MARCH 12
   Springfield. Spanish popular songs        Arlington Rose Foundation                   Ladysmith Black Mambazo. 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                    Benches, Fountains,
   harmonized by Federico Garcia
   Lorca. With mezzosoprano Ada Lis
                                                Expert David Maxwell. 2 p.m.
                                                Merrifield Garden Center at Fair
                                                                                             The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap
                                                                                             Road, Vienna.
                                                                                                                                     Statues, Bonsai,                         25% Trees &
                                                                                                                                                                              OFF Shrubs
   Jimena and pianist Fabian Faccio.            Oaks, 12101 Lee Highway Fairfax.         An Evening with Paul Kelly. 7:30
   Free, donations accepted. 703-451-           “Spring into Big, Beautiful, Bountiful       p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E
   5320 or
School Boy Humor, Rookie of the
                                                Blooms”. Free. Light refreshments.
                                                Door prize. 703-371-9351.
                                                                                         Springtime Tales. 10:30 a.m. Kings
                                                                                                                                     Orchids & Roses                                                 2011 Stock Only
                                                                                                                                                                                                     2011 Stock Only
   Year and Fourth Quarter                   Fairfax Symphony Orchestra 49th                 Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road,
   Comeback at 6 p.m.; Unity - a
   311 Day Tribute at 10 p.m.
                                                Annual Dorothy Farnham
                                                Feuer String Competition
                                                                                             Burke. Stories and fun about spring.
                                                                                             Age 3-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.
                                                                                                                                                      Pansies 97¢
   Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E                Finals. 2 p.m. Providence                If Pigs Could Fly. 2:30 p.m. Pohick
                                                                                                                                                          Reg. $1.89                       FREE ESTIMATES
   Vienna.                  Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little             Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker                                                     Landscapes, Patios, Walkways,
Singer Paula Cole. 7:30 p.m. The                River Turnpike, Fairfax. Featuring           Road, Burke. Blue Sky Puppet
                                                                                                                                                                                         Walls & Paver Driveways
   Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road,
   Vienna. $25.
                                                11 finalists in grades 8 through 12
                                                from Northern Virginia. Free,
                                                                                             Theatre. All ages. Register each
                                                                                             family member that will attend. 703-     50% Off                                         Japanese Maples 30% Off
Friends of the Library Book Sale.               reception to follow. 703-563-1990            644-7333.                              Crepe Myrtle & Select Shade Trees                  ~ Over 200 Varieties ~
   10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935
                                                                                                                                                                                              9023 Arlington Blvd.,
   Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-
   1520.                                                                                                                            50-65% Off                                                  Fairfax, Virginia
Children’s Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
   City of Fairfax Regional Library,
                                                                                                                                      Pottery                                                        2 miles west of I-495 on Rt. 50.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     1 mile from I-66 (Vienna Metro)
   10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-                                                                                               Washington Area’s                                                     703-573-5025
All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner                                                                                                    Biggest Selection                                                    Open 7 days a week
   & Silent Auction. 5-8 p.m. Clifton
   Presbyterian Church, 12748 Richards
   Lane, Clifton. Spaghetti, Caesar
   salad, garlic bread, antipasto bar,
   tiramisu and cannoli. Silent auction.
One-on-One Internet/Computer
   Training. 11 a.m. Kings Park
   Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road,
   Burke. Learn to use the library’s e-
   book collection and compatible e-
                                                                                                                                     BRANSON, MO, May 5-11 ................................................................... $969
   book readers with a one-on-one                                                                                                    Includes Motorcoach, 6-Nights Hotel, Daily Breakfast, 4 Dinners, 7 Shows.
   technology volunteer. Registration
   required. Adults. 703-978-5600.
                                                                                                                                     BERMUDA CRUISE from BALTIMORE, April 27-May 3..............$429
Books: The Magic Is Real! 1:30 p.m.                                                                                                  6-Nights on RCCL’s “Enchantment of the Seas” with All Meals &
   Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake                                                                                               Entertainment. Transfers are available from Vienna or Rockville.
   Road, Burke. Magician Joe Romano
   brings books to life through the art of                                                                                           CANYON COUNTRY, Aug. 2-10......................................................$1,998
   magic and illusion. All ages. 703-978-                                                                                            8 Nights Hotels, Daily Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners, Transfers & Taxes.
   5600.                                                                                                                             Air from Dulles: +$626. CALL FOR ITINERARY.
                                                                                                                                                          SHILLELAGHS TRAVEL CLUB
SUNDAY/MARCH 11                                                                                                                                  100 East Street SE, Suite 202 • Vienna, Virginia 22180
Vienna Boys Choir. 4 p.m. George
   Mason University’s Center for the                                                                                                                 703-242-2204                   1-800-556-8646
   Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.                  Twinbrooke Centre • 9565 Braddock Rd.                                             Please visit our Web site at:
   The program will include “O                    Open 7 Days • 703-425-1855 •                                        for a listing of all our upcoming trips and socials.                                                                                                                                           Burke Connection ❖ March 8-14, 2012 ❖ 7
    Where Your Dental Needs                                                                                                                 Wellbeing
    Come First!

                                                                         Family Dentistry
                                                                                                                              Cleaning Up One’s Plate
                                                                                                                              Local nutrition experts encourage healthy eating                                                                                                    ing a chicken breast with a little lemon
                                                                                                                              during National Nutrition Month and always.                                                                                                            Choose whole grains. “Whole grains are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  healthier than plain, white processed
                                                                             NEW PATIENT                                                              By Marilyn Campbell             to give our body everything it needs to do                                                  grains,” said Jean Glossa, M.D., medical di-
                                                                               SPECIAL                                                                       The Connection           what it does naturally. Food can be a very
                                                                                                                                                                                      powerful medicine in terms of disease pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rector, Fairfax Community Health Care Net-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  work and Molina Healthcare. “The closer the

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                                                                                                                                              hen it comes to healthy eat-            vention and reversal.”                                                                      food is to the way that it came out of the
   • Crowns, Bridges, Partials,                                                                                                                ing, Alexandria wellness                  Begin by simplifying food choices. “The                                                  ground and the less processed it is the
     Full Dentures and Implants                                                                                                                educator Cheryl Mirabella              first step is focusing on what isn’t food and                                               healthier it is. But that doesn’t mean than
                                                                                                                                               encourages her clients to              then finding cleaner options,” said Nina                                                    by switching to whole grains you can eat
   • Denture Relining,                                                            (Regularly $288)                            load up during meals, but she offers a ca-              Elliot, an Arlington-based personal trainer.                                                an unlimited amount of it. Portion size is
     Dentures and Partials                                                                                                    veat. “Crowd out your plate with good stuff,”           “All the additives ... that are in many of our                                              still important.”
                                                                              Includes Exam,                                  said Mirabella who has offices in Alexandria            favorite foods can contribute to obesity and                                                   When it comes to protein, keep it lean.
     Repaired While You Wait
                                                                           Cleaning (in absence                               and Warrenton. “If you’re eating nutrient               health challenges.Replacing processed foods                                                 “Ideally with every meal and snack, you
   • Saturday and Evening                                                                                                     and fiber rich foods, you’re naturally going            with whole foods may take a bit more work                                                   want to have protein,” said Mirabella.
                                                                             of gum disease)                                  to be more full and more satisfied and there-           in the kitchen and a little more grocery                                                    “For example, you might have eggs for
     Appointments Available
                                                                                and X-rays                                    fore you might not be reaching for the junk             money, but the health benefits are tremen-                                                  breakfast and toss in spinach or broccoli
   • Most Insurances Accepted                                                                                                 food as often.”                                         dous.”                                                                                      anda little feta cheese. If you have an
                                                                                                                                In observance of National Nutrition                      Add fresh fruits and vegetables to each                                                  apple for a snack you might dip it in a
   • Free Invisalign Consultation                                             703-323-9394                                    Month, Mirabella is offering suggestions for            meal. “Vegetables are high in antioxidants,”                                                little bit of peanut butter so that you get
                                                                                                                              making wise food choices. She and other                 said Mirabella. “Frozen fruits and vegetables                                               protein and healthy fat along with carbo-
                                                                                                 health experts say that that while trading in           are an excellent choice too. They are afford-                                               hydrates from the apple. Lean cuts of
    Raja Gupta, DDS                                                                                                           salt-laden potato chips for potassium-packed            able and they’re nutrient rich because                                                      meat are good, butyou want to stay away
                                                                                                                              baked spuds might be challenging, making                they’ve been picked at the peak of their fresh-                                             from saturated fat.
    Dental First Associates, LLC                                                                                              positive dietary changes is easier than one             ness. Theywent from the field to the freezer,      Alexandria-based wellness educator          Nutritionists say gradual adjustments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Alexandria-based wellness educator Cheryl Mirabella grows vibrantly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  colored, vitamin-packed vegetables in her garden. She believes that nutri-
                                                                                                                              might think, and is worth the effort.                   so the nutrients are locked-in.”                   Cheryl Mirabella creates a nutrient-     work best. “Making small changes is more
                       9570 A Burke Road, Burke, VA                                                                             “I believe that food is medicine and we                  Watch for hidden sodium. “Deli meat for         dense salad with avocados and            manageable than overhauling one’s diet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ent-rich food is medicine for the body.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         spinach. Dieticians recommend
                            in Burke Village II                                                                               can use it as a way to prevent diseases and
                                                                                                                              heal our body,” said Mirabella “If we eat
                                                                                                                                                                                      example, is highly processed and high in so-
                                                                                                                                                                                      dium,” saidPaulette Helman, a registered di-       eating fiber and antioxidant-rich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  all at once,” said Elliot. “[They are] more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  likely to lead to the next positive change …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  want to continue improving … their diet.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Plan ahead. “Try to eat three meals and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “That is a great way to keep your blood sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in balance so you can make healthier food
                                                                                                                              foods that are full of nutrients we’re going            etician inPotomac, Md.“You’re better off bak-      fruits and vegetables with every meal.   which means people are [more] likely to         two healthy snacks each day,” said Mirabella.    choices all day long.”

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                                                                                                                                                          THURSDAY/MARCH 8                        Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. Café Ima,                                                                     BREAST C ON PROGRAM
                                                                                                           Sunday School 10:10 AM                                                                                                                                                                            ANCER R
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                                                                                                   Sunday Evening - Realtime Service                      Liberty Republican Women’s                                                                                                                                          E
                                                                                                                  & Youth 6 PM                               Club Meeting. 6:30 p.m.                Italian Heritage Lodge (OSIA)
                                                                                                   Family Night - Wednesday 7:15 PM                          Piero’s Corner, 9959 Main St.,         members and guests get together
                                                                                                Call for Sunday Evening Worship Home Group Schedule          Fairfax. With Susan Allen and          monthly for informal social
                                                                                                     visit our website:                        U.S. Senate candidates Anna Lee        event, no lodge business
                                                                                                                                                             and John Whitbeck. 703-246-            conducted. Reserve at 703-354-
                                                                                                   4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax                                                                  2454 or
                                                                                                Bill Frasnelli, PASTOR 703-383-1170                          0097 or 703-378-4190.
                                                                                                     “Experience the Difference”
                                                                                                                                                          MONDAY/MARCH 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                  SATURDAY/MARCH 17
                                                                                                              9800 Old Keene Mill Rd.                     Breaking into Feature Film
                                                                                                                                                             Writing. 7 p.m. Truro Church,        CASA Information Session. 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                    a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935
                                                                                                                     703-455-7041                            10520 Main St., Fairfax.
                                                                                                                                                             Screenwriter Linda Davis will          Freds Oak Rd., Burke. Learn
                                                                                                                                                                                                    more about advocating for                                                                                                                                                                                         TWO
                                                                                                                      Sunday School                          talk about pitching, networking,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        er No                                                                                                       CONVENIENT
                                                                                                                                                             and marketing to Hollywood.            abused or neglected children.
                                                                                                                         9:15 AM                    or 703-803-          703-273-3526, x22 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Regist                                                                                                            LOCATIONS
                                                                                                                      Worship Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fostercare Training Session. 9                                                                                 QUICK START TENNIS                                      • Family & Pediatric Vision Care
                                                                                                                                                                                                    a.m.-5 p.m. Special Foster Care
                                                                                                                        10:30 AM                          WEDNESDAY/MARCH 14
                                                                                                                                                          Faith Communities in Action
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Program of Northern Virginia
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Family Service, 10455 White
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AND SPORTS CAMP                           • Comprehensive Eye Exams • Treatment of Eye Diseases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 17 yrs. Naval Service, 6 yrs. Active Duty
                                                                                                                              House of Worship Network               Granite Drive, Oakton. First of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    three training sessions for                                                                                                                           • Laser Vision Consultants • Over a thousand frames in stock
                                                                                                        “Continuing the ministry of                          Meeting. 2 p.m. Fairfax County
                                                                                                            Christ on earth”                                 Government Center, rooms 2 &           individuals and couples willing to                                                                                                                    • We carry all major brands of contact lenses • In-house lab
                                                                                                                                                             3, 12000 Government Center             provide nurture and a loving
                 Baha’i Faith                                      Episcopal                                Non-Denominational                               Parkway, Fairfax. The new online       home for children and youth in                                                                                                                                          Most Insurances Accepted:
                                                   Church of the Good Shepherd 703-323-5400                                                                  Fairfax County human resource          need of respite or foster care.
               Baha’is of Fairfax                                                                  Burke Community Church 703-425-0205                                                              Register at 571-478-2557 or                                                                                                                              Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Care First, Medicare, Tricare In-network
         County Southwest 703-912-1719            St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 703-455-2500                                                                 guide, food security and access to
                                                                                                   Calvary Christian Church 703-455-7041                     affordable and nutritious food                                                                                                                                   Doctor, Vision One Discount, Avesis, Aetna HMO/PPO/POS, PHCS,
                      Baptist                          Abiding Presence Lutheran Church                                                                      and the online DFS food stamp                                                                                                                                                                 VSP® Network Doctor, EyeMed Vision Care, United Healthcare, VA Medicaid
                                                                                                Knollwood Community Church 703-425-2068                      application process. 703-324-
   Preservation of Zion Fellowship 703-409-1015                   703-455-7500                                                                                                                    SATURDAY/MARCH 21                                                                                                                                                WE WELCOME YOUR DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION
                                                                                                               Presbyterian                                  3453 or
                     Catholic                                      Methodist                                                                                                                      The Mechanics of Alzheimer’s
                                                                                                  Burke Presbyterian Church 703-764-0456           
       Church of the Nativity 703-455-2400               Burke United Methodist Church                                                                                                              Disease. 1:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s
                                                                                                 Sansaug Korean Presbyterian 703-425-3377                                                           Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee                                                                                                                            5204A Rolling Rd.                    8951 Ox Rd., Suite 100
              Christian Reformed                                  703-250-6100
                                                                                                         Unitarian Universalist                           THURSDAY/MARCH 15                         Highway, Suite 210, Fairfax.                                                                                                                           Burke Professional Center               Shoppes at Lorton Valley
        Grace Christian Reformed Church              St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church
                   703-323-8033                                   703-978-8724                  Accotink Unitarian Universalist 703-503-4579              Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-             Discussion will include the                                                                                                                                 Burke, VA 22015                       Lorton, VA 22079
                                                                                                                                                                                                    disease process and tests that can
                                                                                                                                                            Burke: Lunch N’ Life. 12 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    diagnose and assess progression.                                                                                                                            703-425-2000                           703-493-9910
                                                                                                                                                            Lord of Life Lutheran Church,
  To Advertise Your Community of Worship, Call 703-778-9418                                                                                                                                         Free. Reserve at 703-204-4664.                                                                                                                   •
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                                                                                               Fairfax CASA Helps Children
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                                                                                                  37), who served as Superinten-
                                                                                               dent of Fairfax County’s Juvenile

                    Next Concerts!                                                             Detention Center and Chief
                                                                                               Deputy of the Virginia Department
                                                                                               of Juvenile Justice. “CASAs are

                                                                                                                                                                               Photo by Victoria Ross/The Connection
    Saturday, March 17, 2012 • 8:00 P.M.                                                       technically volunteers, but these
                                                                                               are highly-trained, highly-quali-
    GMU’s Center for the Arts, Fairfax                                                         fied volunteers who are passion-
     Sunday, March 18, 2012 • 3:00 P.M.                                                        ate about what they do.”
                                                                                                  According to Banks, many vol-
         Hylton Center, Manassas                                                               unteers are well-educated empty-
                                                                                               nesters searching for a way to help
                                                                                                  Pam Jones, a longtime CASA
                                                                                               volunteer from Fairfax, who has
                                                                                               recruited others into the program,
                                                                                               fits the CASA volunteer profile.
                                                                                                  “I was a highly involved elemen-
                                                                                               tary school parent, and began
                                                                                               looking for alternative volunteer Judge Thomas Mann, Chief
                                                                                               opportunities when my son, an Judge of Fairfax County’s
             STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite                                                        only child, moved to middle Juvenile and Domestic                                 From left, Pam Jones of
  LISZT: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in A major                                     school,” Jones said.                    Relations Court, swears in                Fairfax and Pat Casciato of
                    Rick Rowley, piano                                                            Jones said while volunteering in the 2012 class of court-                      Reston are longtime CASA
                                                                                               her son’s school, she was often appointed special advocate                        volunteers and often re-
              SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 7                                                         taken aback by children whose (CASA) volunteers during a                          cruit friends to volunteer.
                  SIBELIUS: Finlandia                                                          parents showed little support of        ceremony at the Jennings                  Both agree tenacity and a
       Tickets: $25-$55 • Students ages 6-18 always $5                                         their children’s learning beyond Judicial Center in Fairfax                       thick skin are essential for
                                                                                               getting them to school.                 on Feb. 21.                               successful volunteers.
                        888-945-2468                                                              “Many kids had no one reading
                                                              to them or making a fuss when
                                                                                               they brought home good grades. These things are
                                                                                               superficial but I realized that children need champi-
                                                                                                                                                               Run for the Children
                                                                                                                                                               On April 28, Fairfax CASA will host its second annual
                                                                                               ons in all aspects of their lives,” Jones said.
                                                                                                                                                            Run for the Children. Sponsored by Verizon, the com-
                                                                                                  Jones said CASA volunteers have to be tenacious,          bination 10K race and 3K run/walk offers serious
                                                                                               and a thick skin is helpful.                                 runners as well as families the opportunity to enjoy the
                                                                                                  “To be blunt, CASA work brings very little obvious        charm of the historic City of Fairfax. All funds raised will
                                                                                                                                                            support Fairfax CASA and the work of CASA volunteers,
                                                                                               reward. There are many hours spent seeking infor-            who advocate for the best interests of over 500 abused
                                                                                               mation from often uncooperative or even hostile              and neglected children each year.
                                                                                               people…who don’t always appreciate why I’m be-                  “This is our most important awareness-raising event
                                                                                               ing so nosy,” Jones said.                                    and it brings in much needed funds to support the work
                                                                                                                                                            of our volunteers,” said Lisa Banks, executive director
                                                                                                  Jones said her most rewarding case was that of a          of Fairfax CASA.
                                                                                               toddler girl whose parents were very loving but emo-            Race day start is 8:30 a.m. for 10K runners and 9 a.m.
                                                                                               tionally and developmentally incapable of caring for         for 3K run/walk participants. Runners and walkers can reg-
                                                                                               her.                                                         ister before the race at
                                                                                                                                                               To learn more, visit the race website
                                                                                                  “Finding an appropriate family member to care   , or contact
                SAVE THE DATE FOR:                                                             for her was a challenge, but she eventually joined           Lisa Banks at (703) 273-3526 or

  The World’s Fanciest Rummage Sale                                                            the loving home of family members in Pennsylva-
                                                                                               nia; and she gained a big sister in the process,” Jones
                                                                                               said.                                                       “I don’t have children of my own, and I have a little
                           BENEFITTING                                                            Pat Casciato, who worked as a CASA volunteer in time to give. I think this will be a good fit.”
                                                                                               Pittsburgh before moving to Reston, said she had            Ann Sherwood of Great Falls, who recently retired
                                                                                               always been interested in social work, but ended up as a pediatric nurse of 45 years, said she wanted some-
                                                                                               as an executive in the business sector.                   thing to do that would allow her to work with chil-
                                                                                                  She said the most rewarding aspect of being a dren. “I like the fact that I can make a difference, but
         Sunday, March 25th, 12-4pm                                                            CASA volunteer is realizing how important the CASA I know it’s going to be difficult working with abused
                                                                                               report is to a judge facing competing interests.          and neglected children. “
               The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner                                                    “Judges rely on our reports for case detail that helps   “I am so proud of her,” said daughter, Kathy Brown
       Get unbelievable items at ridiculous prices.                                            them make decisions that affect the children’s of Vienna, who brought her family to the swearing-
              You can’t afford to miss this!                                                   wellbeing…I feel that CASA’s involvement in this in ceremony. “I didn’t realize the level of commit-
  On-site moving company available for hire for large item purchases.                          process is key,” Casciato said.                           ment it takes to be a volunteer, but my mom has what
              Make your spring cleaning count this year!                                          She said all of the cases are challenging, but one it takes to help these children.”
                                                                                               case was especially rewarding.                              Mann and Banks both stressed that CASA volun-
   Donate new (or like-new) items for the sale now.                                               “(It involved) the severe physical abuse of a nine- teers become their own family unit.
                           Donation receipts provided
                                                                                               year-old.                                                   “I don’t want to scare you, but you will change,”
                      Have a really big item to donate?
                                                                                                                                                         Mann said to the 16 volunteers at the Feb. 21 cer-
     Contact Helen Kruger (703-748-4068) to make pick-up arrangements
                                                                                               AFTER THREE YEARS, several foster homes, and emony who were about to take an oath pledging their
  For more information on the event, item donation and pre-registration visit our website at
                                   several social workers, the child was adopted into a allegiance to the “best interest of the child.”
                                                                                               loving home. The child became successful in school,         “It’s going to be hard for you; be prepared,” Mann
                              Admission: $5 per Person
                      Members of the Military FREE with Military ID                            even making the honor roll many times,” she said.         said. “Your CASA family understands. All of these
                                                                                                  Susan Chibnall of Fairfax, a clinical psychologist people are here for you,” Mann said. “When the tears
                                                                                               and new Fairfax CASA volunteer, said she thought really start coming and the pain gets hard, you know
                                                                                               CASA was a worthwhile way to give back.                   this is not just work; it can be life and death.”
10 ❖ Burke Connection ❖ March 8-14, 2012                                                                                                                                                                     
   Send notes to the Connection at            vice at 9 a.m., and an Ethiopian service at    3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, has
                                                                                                                                        OPEN HOUSES or call
703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated
                                              12:15 p.m. The pastor is Jim Weaver. 703-
                                              451-1500 or
                                                                                             services on Fridays, 6:30 p.m. and Sat-
                                                                                             urdays, 10:30 a.m. Religious school is
                                                                                                                                                     SATURDAY & SUNDAY,
announcements should be submitted at
least two weeks prior to the event.              The following is a list of events at
                                                                                             on Wednesday evenings and Sunday
                                                                                             mornings. Adult learning opportunities
                                                                                                                                                       MARCH 10 & 11
                                              Mount Calvary Baptist Church,                  take place throughout the year. Tot
  The Immanuel Bible Church                   4325 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax:               Shabbat is on the first and third Satur-
MOPS group meets on Mondays at 7                 ❖ Bible study and Prayer Service ev-        days. Kolot Shabbat, a musical service,
p.m. at Immanuel Bible Church, 6911           ery Tuesday starting at 7 p.m.                 is the first Friday of the month at 7:30
Braddock Road, Springfield. MOPS is for          ❖ Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., except        p.m.           703-370-9400           or
pregnant or parenting mothers of chil-        for the fourth Sunday of the month,  
dren from infancy to kindergarten.            when Sunday School is at 9 a.m.
703-922-4295 or                    ❖ Sunday morning service at 11 a.m.           Clifton Presbyterian Church,
                                                 ❖ Commonwealth Care Center min-             12748 Richards Lane, Clifton, offers
  First Baptist Church of Spring-             istry every first and third Thursday           Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m.
field, 7300 Gary St., Springfield, has        night. 703-273-1455.                           and 11 a.m. Nursery care is provided.
Sunday services at 10:30 a.m., Sunday                                                        Christian education for all ages is at
school at 9:15 a.m., Hispanic worship ser-      Beth El Hebrew Congregation,                 9:45 a.m. 703-830-3175.

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                                               Large Col w/ 5BR, 3.5BA, remod-              Immac home w/ 3000+ sq ft w/ large          15466 Meherrin Dr..............$554,900.....Sun 1-4....................Pat Bogenn.....Long & Foster..703-961-7104
                                                                                                                                        5221 Woodleaf Ct................$549,900.....Sun 1-4................Dennis Hogge...............RE/MAX..703-830-2233
                                               eled kit 2010 w/ new cabinets,               kit w/ island w/ granite cntrs, dra-
                                               huge island w/ granite & tile
                                               splash, sunny fin walkout bsmt,
                                                                                            matic familyrm w/ vaulted clngs &
                                                                                            skylts, recently fin bsmt, MBA w/
                                               frplc, deck, hrdwd flrs, MBA w/              double sinks & sep tub & shower,            6701 Rock Fall Ct..................$749,000.....Sun 1-4...................Debbie Kent......Cottage Street..703-740-7654
                                               jetted tub,large master suite, new
                                               HVAC 2002,replaced roof & sid-
                                                                                            deck, fenced yard, replaced roof, sid-
                                                                                            ing, a/c, some windows, garage drs &
                                               ing & more.                                  much more.                                  10212 Stratford Ave..............$419,900.....Sun 1-4..................Jay Andrews.................Fairfax..703-766-2710
                                                                                                                                        9712 Saint Andrews Dr.........$500,000.....Sun 1-4.....................Zarif Sahin.....Long & Foster..703-430-1000
                                                                                                                                        8880 Olive Mae Cir...............$849,900.....Sun 1-4...................Debbie Tritle..............Weichert..703-821-8300
                                                                                                      T                                 9032 Lee Hwy.......................$724,900.....Sun 1-4.................Diane Quigley...................Jobin..703-830-6973
                                                        G                                           AC G                                13129 Willoughby Point Dr .. $494,500.....Sun 1-4.......................Faye Fava.....Samson Props..703-608-7897
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                                                                                                                                        11808 Winterway Ln.............$824,900.....Sun 1-4.........Cristina Dougherty.....Long & Foster..703-969-0471
                                                                                                                                        6917 Winners Cir..................$789,000.....Sun 1-4.......Carol Hermandorfer.....Long & Foster..703-503-1812
                                                                                                                                        8607 Larkhaven Terr.............$759,900..Sat/Sun 1-4..Mary Beth Eisenhard.....Long & Foster..571-723-7653

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    Fairfax Sta/South Run $849,950             Burke                    $489,950            Alexandria/Landmark $319,950                1103 Challedon Rd...............$759,000.....Sun 2-5 ................... Eve Shapiro....Keller Williams..703-517-7511
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    Premium .6 acres on cul-de-sac
                                                         Dramatic Sunroom
                                               Lovely home w/ remodeled kit w/
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    w/ screen porch, deck, lovely gardens      island w/ gas cooktop, dramatic              balcony, open floor plan w/ 9 ft            5704 Brookview Ct ............... $339,950.....Sun 1-4....Tom & Cindy & Assoc.....Long & Foster..703-822-0207
    & stone walls, 3 fin lvls w/ in-law        sunrm w/ vaulted clngs, patio, fenced        clngs, open kit w/ granite cntrs            6026 Mayfair Ln ................... $569,000.....Sun 1-4..........Bridget McGovern.....Long & Foster..210-833-6156
    suite w/ full kitchen, dual zone           yard, 4BR, 3 full BA, hrdwd flrs,            w/ breakfast bar, exotic bamboo             6282 Wills St........................$387,000.....Sun 1-4....................Bob Dooley.....Samson Props..703-581-5758
    HVAC, updated eat-in kit w/ granite        oversized 2 car gar, MBA w/ new por-         hrdwd flrs, spacious MBR w/                 5613 Marble Arch Way N......$439,000.....Sun 1-4...............Daphne Melillo..............Weichert. 703-360-7400
                                                                                            walk-in closet, MBA w/ sep tub              6192 Windham Hill Run........$524,950.....Sun 1-4....Tom & Cindy & Assoc.....Long & Foster..703-822-0207
    & SS appl, spacious fmlyrm w/ gas          celain tile & granite cntrs, walkout
                                                                                                                                        6904 Ellingham Cir. #E..........$320,000.....Sun 1-4.................Brian Murphy...Coldwell Banker..703-731-5799
    frplc & custom blt-ins, hrdwd flrs,        bsmt w/ frplc, new carpet, fresh paint       & shower, frplc, walk to pool &
                                                                                                                                        7460 Gillingham Row...........$484,000.....Sun 1-4....Tom & Cindy & Assoc.....Long & Foster..703-822-0207
    5BR, 3.5BA, walk to pool & more.           & walk to school.                            shops & 1 mile metro.                       7629 Hayfield Rd..................$479,950.....Sun 1-4....Tom & Cindy & Assoc.....Long & Foster..703-822-0207
                                                                                                                                        7708 Haynes Point Way #9L..$298,765....Sun 1-3.....................Linda Haer...Coldwell Banker..703-340-2936
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                                                                                                                                        6430 Melia St ....................... $609,900.....Sun 1-4.............Sheryl Lambson.....Long & Foster..703-518-8768
     Fairfax Sta/South Run $824,950            Fairfax Station          $879,950            Burke/Longwood Knolls $539,950              6103 Roxbury Ave................$559,900.....Sun 1-4.....................Julia Avent...............RE/MAX..703-525-4993
              Dramatic Sunroom                          Beautiful Sunroom                            Sold in 3 Days                     6401 Wainfleet Ct.................$467,700.....Sun 1-4..............Karen McGavin....Keller Williams..703-562-1800
     Immac home on beautifully land-           4800+ sq ft w/ 5BR, 4.5BA, Remodeled         Immac home on quiet cul-de-sac w/           7588 Woodstown Dr.............$474,900.....Sun 1-4..................Jeff Osborne...........Century 21..703-822-2436
     scaped .6 acres w/ screen porch, deck,    kit w/ Silestone & natural cherry cabs,                                                  7714 Hickory Glen Way........$369,900.....Sun 1-4..........Sean McDonough.....Long & Foster..703-819-5330
                                                                                            remodeled eat-in kit w/ granite cntrs,
                                               sunny fmlyrm w/ stone frplc & blt-ins,                                                   7960 Pebble Brook Ct...........$355,000.....Sun 2-5...............Lisa Schlichtig..............Weichert..609-495-5923
     amazing sunroom w/ cathedral clngs,                                                    tile splash, custom pantry & slide out      8008 West Point Dr..............$489,900.....Sun 1-4....................Cindy Ikard.....Long & Foster..703-994-0768
     frplc & custom blt-ins, loaded w/         fin bsmt, fresh paint, new carpet,           shelves, fin bsmt w/ blt-ins, lovely        8301 Covington Woods Ct....$819,900....Sat 11-3.................Charter Wells....Keller Williams..703-475-4704
     hrdwd flrs & moldings, 5BR, MBR w/        hrdwd flrs, 2 decks, fenced yard w/ .58      hrdwd flrs, remodeled baths, newer          8305 Covington Woods Ct....$819,900.....Sun 1-4...............Patrick Kessler....Keller Williams..703-405-6540
     frplc & blt-ins, updated eat-in kit w/    acres, master suite w/ sittingrm &           windows, MBR w/ walk-in closet,             8432 Ambrose Ct..................$679,000.....Sun 2-4........................Pat Fales...............RE/MAX..703-503-4365
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     to pool & more.                           to Burke Lake & more.                        walk to school & more.                                                                         Vienna
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                                                                                                                                          Burke Connection Sports Editor Jon Roetman

                      Sports                                                                                                        703-224-3015 or

Edison Boys Enjoy Wonderful Breakthrough Season
Region runner-up                                IN THE REGION FINALS, Westfield was
Eagles fall to                                  going up against a red-hot Edison squad
                                                which had struggled early in the season with
Petersburg at state                             records of 1-3 and 4-5 before turning it on
                                                and ultimately capturing its district tour-
quarterfinals.                                  nament title with a 63-54 finals win over
                                                Washington-Lee on Feb. 16. The Eagles had
                       By Rich Sanders          reached the district tournament finals with
                          The Connection        wins over Falls Church, 72-47, and
                                                Yorktown, 64-52.
      n the end, it proved to be one of the        In the district title game win over the

I     best seasons in the history of the
      Edison High boys’ basketball pro-
      gram. The Eagles, part of the less-her-
alded National District, were not one of the
teams most Northern Region hoops follow-
                                                Generals, Edison’s Tyrone Mackall scored
                                                24 points and teammate Matt Murphy con-
                                                tributed 14 in a game in which W-L nearly
                                                came back from a 43-23 deficit after three
                                                quarters. Despite being outscored by 11
ers were taking seriously at the start of the   points in the final quarter, the Eagles held
16-team regional playoffs.                      on to capture the district crown, giving them
  Perhaps coaches and players within the        plenty of momentum going into the follow-
National District saw it coming, but others     ing week’s region tournament.
throughout the region did not necessarily          At regionals, the high flying Eagles de-
consider Edison to be one of the teams          feated Herndon, Langley, and Fairfax, the
which would make a strong run at the re-        latter win over the Rebels coming in over-
gion title. But that is exactly what hap-       time, to reach the meeting with Westfield.
pened.                                          Edison, going into the championship, was
                                                carrying an eight-game win streak.
season came to an end last Friday night at      BUT WHILE THE UNDERDOG Edison
the Siegel Center in Richmond where the         team had proven its merit by reaching the
Eagles, under head coach Terry Henderson,       region championship, the Eagles were not
lost their Virginia State AAA quarterfinals     able to defeat a defensive-minded Westfield
round playoff game to Petersburg High           squad known for its strength both inside and
(Central Region), 68-61. With the loss,         outside of the paint.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Photos by Craig Sterbutzel/Centre View
Edison concluded the season with a 19-10           In the championship game, Edison trailed
record.                                         Westfield, 22-21, at the intermission. But
  Edison, at the recent region tournament,      the Bulldogs, leading 24-23 early in the
had reached the championship game before        third quarter, then broke the game open
losing to Westfield, 62-49, on Feb. 27 at       with a game-defining 18-4 stretch over the
Robinson Secondary. Even so, the Eagles,        final six-and-a-half minutes of the quarter.
by having made it to the region title game,        Westfield senior forward Quentin Basil
qualified for the eight-team state tourna-      was the Bulldogs’ key player in the quarter.
ment field. The fact that Edison lost its fi-   After Edison got within 30-25 on a steal and
nal two games of the season - to Westfield      breakaway layup by Mackall, Basil began a
and then to Petersburg - hardly diminishes      10-0 Westfield spurt by nailing consecutive
what the team accomplished over the course      three-point shots from the left corner.
of the winter season.

                                                                                                Edison High sophomore guard Chief Amoah goes up for two of his seven
                                                                                                points in the Eagles’ Northern Region tournament finals game versus
                                                                                                Westfield on Feb. 27 at Robinson Secondary.
                                                                                                  “Quentin hit some big shots,” said            man Murphy and guard/forward Mackall,
                                                                                                Westfield center Zach Elcano, of the back-      who led Edison with 17 points in the cham-
                                                                                                to-back treys which gave Westfield momen-       pionship. Edison, as a team, earned the re-
                                                                                                tum it never lost.                              gion tournament Sportsmanship Award.
                                                                                                  Edison trailed 42-27 going into the final       Westfield’s Elcano, the 6-foot-11 inch
                                                                                                quarter and was never seriously in the game     pivot player, scored 17 points in the title
                                                                                                after that. The Eagles did get as close as      game and earned tournament MVP honors.
                                                                                                50-43 on a free throw by Marcus Brunsey         Basil (16 points, 7 rebounds) and Gibson
                                                                                                with 2:18 left to play. But Westfield baskets   (10 points) also made the seven-member
                                                                                                by senior guard Mark Gibson and Basil, the      All-Tournament Team.
                                                                                                latter score by Basil - a two-handed dunk         In Edison’s state playoff game against
                                                                                                shot off a drive from the left side - making    Petersburg on Friday, three Edison players
                                                                                                the score 54-43 and bringing the loudest        - Mackall (19 points, 11 rebounds), Chief
                                                                                                roar of the night from the Westfield faith-     Amoah (16 points), and Murphy (10 points,
                                                                                                ful on hand. The game was well in hand at       8 rebounds) - scored in double figures.
                                                                                                that point.                                     Brunsey added eight points for the Eagles,
                                                                                                                                                who led 19-16 after one quarter, trailed 34-
Edison head coach Terry Henderson, talking to his squad during the                              EDISON HAD TWO players named to All-            29 at halftime, and were behind 50-42 af-
region title game, led the Eagles to the National District crown, the                           Northern Region Tournament Team - big           ter three quarters.
region finals, and a trip to the state AAA playoffs this season.
12 ❖ Burke Connection ❖ March 8-14, 2012                                                                                                         
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                                                                             Driver positions open in the Springfield/Wash-                                                                               Licensed, Bonded and Insured             • Design/Build

                                                                             ington DC area. Operating a tractor-trailer,                                                                            
    BUSINESS OPP                          BUSINESS OPP                       you will be responsible for delivering, unload-                                                                                          703-591-1200
                                                                             ing, and collecting payments. Positions re-
 TELEPHONE TELEPHONE                                                         quire a valid Class A CDL license, with a min-
 A great opportunity to
                                       A great opportunity to
                                                                             imum 1+ driving experience, solid customer                                                                                  The HANDYMAN
                                                                             service skills, and ability to lift up to 80 lbs.,                                                                           A DIVISION OF NURSE CONSTRUCTION
 NATIONAL CHILDRENS CENTER             NATIONAL CHILDRENS CENTER             and a good driving record. Reinhart Delivery
 No sell! Salary + Bonus + Benefits!   No sell! Salary + Bonus + Benefits!                                                                                                                              BATHROOM REMODELING, DRYWALL,
  301-333-1900                          301-333-1900                         Drivers receive excellent pay and benefits.                                                                                PAINTING, CERAMIC TILE, CARPENTRY,
 ☎☎       Weekdays 9-4      ☎☎ ☎☎               Weekdays 9-4      ☎☎                Visit us at:                                      GUTTER                     GUTTER                POWER WASHING & MUCH MORE
                                                                                                                                                                                                           You have tried the rest - NOW CALL THE BEST!!
                                                                                        Or Call- 1-877-573-7447                                                                                                       Proudly serving Northern VA - 46 yrs. exp.
               EDUCATION TRAINING                                                       AAP, EEO, M/F/H/V/D,
                                                                                                                                                  AFFORDABLE QUALITY                                    Licensed          We Accept VISA/MC
                                                                                         Drug Free Workplace                                                                                            Insured           703-441-8811
    Pharmacy Technician Trainees
           Needed Now!                                                                  Nysmith School                                            ROOFING & GUTTERS                                                     M. C. Lynch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Home Improvement
     Pharmacies now hiring. No experience?
   Job Training & Placement Assistance Avail.                                            for the Gifted Herndon, VA Repair, Replace, Local Refs.                                                               Family Owned & Opererated
                 1-877-240-4524                                                                                                                                                                            Rotten Wood, Wind Damage, Siding, Power
                              CTO SCHEV
                                                                              Accounting/Admin Assistant                                                                                                 Washing, Framing, Drop Down Stairs, Foreclosure
                                                                             Responsible for AP/AR functions, order supplies, data entry,
                                                                             front office team member and all other duties as assigned. Job is                                                           Specialists, Painting, Handyman Work, Windows,
     DENTAL ASSISTANT TRAINEES                                               a 10-month position with a few additional days in the summer.                  703-794-8513                                        Doors, Deck, Stairs, Siding Repairs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Licensed, Bonded, Insured
           NEEDED NOW!                                                                             Qualifications:
                                                                             1. Posses accounting degree or 2+ years of relevant                                                                                       703-266-1233
   Dental Offices now hiring. No experience?
   Job Training & Placement Assistance Avail.
                                                                                accounting work experience
                                                                             2. Proficiency in Quickbooks, Microsoft Word,
                                                                                 Excel and Outlook
                                                                                                                                                   MR. GUTTER                                            R.N. CONTRACTORS, INC.
                               CTO SCHEV
                                                                             3. Be able to work independently and as a team                         GUTTER CLEANING & REPAIRS                            Remodeling Homes, Flooring,
                                                                             4. Possess good organization and time management skills                                                                     Kitchen & Bath, Windows,
         MED BILL & CODING                                                   5. Pay excellent attention to detail                                           Townhouses $65                               Siding, Roofing, Additions &
          Trainees NEEDED NOW                                                6. Have excellent written and verbal communication
                                                                                skills, along with a positive and professional demeanor
                                                                                                                                                             Houses $125                                 Patios, Custom Deck, Painting
  Medical Offices now hiring. No experience?                                                                                                                                                                    We Accept All Major Credit Cards
                                                                             7. Be able to maintain confidential information                                 Ext. Painting • Power-Washing
  Job Training & Placement Assistance Avail.                                                                                                                                                             Licensed, Insured, Bonded • Free Estimates • Class A Lic
                                                                             8. Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
                              CTO SCHEV                                                     703-713-3332                                               LIC   703-323-4671 INS                            Phone: 703-887-3827 Fax: 703-830-3849
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 IMPROVEMENTS                  IMPROVEMENTS                        GUTTER                           LANDSCAPING                       21 Announcements 116 Childcare Avail.                                                                                        28 Yard Sales           28 Yard Sales
                                                           PINNACLE SERVICES,                            ANGEL’S                              ABC LICENSE                                                                         BURKE Childcare avail in my
                           R&N Carpentry
                                                           •GUTTER CLEANING
                                                           •SMALL REPAIRS
                                                                                                  LAWN MOWING
                                                                                                  •Trimming •Leaf & Snow
                                                                                                                                      Pelican Seafood of Annan-
                                                                                                                                      dale, LLC trading as Pelican
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 home,OFC Lic, FT & PT, days,         MULTI-FAMILY
                                                                                                                                      Seafood of Annandale, 7327                                                                   evenings, Back-up care &      Fairfax Station - HUGE KIDS' SALE **250+
                                                           •SCREENING                                •Removal •Yard Clearing          Little River Turnpike, Annan-                                                                  special needs children
                                                           •POWER                                       •Hauling •Tree Work           dale, VA 22003. The above                                                                  welcome. Large yard for lots of consignors** Sat March 10 8-2 Quality cloth-
 ✦BASEMENTS ✦BATHS ✦KITCHENS                                WASHING                                                                   establishment is applying to                                                                                               ing, toys, infant items, furn & more! Half price
                                                                                                                                      the VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       fun! 703-569-8056
 Foreclosure specialist/Power washing                       GROUP RATES
                                                                                                                                      OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE                                                                                                      sale 12-2 Fast check-out - VISA,MC & checks
         ✦Exterior Wood Rot More!                            AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                      CONTROL for a Wine and
                                                              FREE EST                                                                                                                                                                                           w/ID. No personal strollers allowed. Christ
    Deck & Fence repair, Screen Porches                                                                 PAINTING                      Beer on Premises license to                                                                      26 Antiques
                No jobs too large or small                                                                                            sell or manufacture alcoholic                                                                                              Church 8285 Glen Eagles Lane, 703-690-
                                                                  HAULING                                                             beverages. Hua Ouyang, own-                                                                  We pay top $ for antique      3401,
       Free est. 37 yrs exp. Licensed, Insured
                  703-987-5096                                                                     PATRIOT                            er; Kuang Li, owner.
                                                                                                                                      NOTE: Objections to the issu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   furniture and mid-century
                                                          TRASH REMOVAL
                                                                                                   PAINTING                           ance of this license must be
                                                                                                                                      submitted to ABC no later than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  teak furniture, STERLING,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 MEN'S WATCHES, jewelry
                                                                                                                                      30 days from the publishing
                                                          •Junk & Rubbish •Furn.,
                                                                                                                                      date of the first of two required                                                              and costume jewelry,        21 Announcements 21 Announcements
                                                             Yard, Construction                   Wallpaper Removal,                                                                                                               paintings/art glass/clocks.
                                                                                                                                      newspaper legal notices. Ob-
                                                               Debris • Garage &                      Carpentry,                      jections should be registered                                                                   Schefer Antiques @
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               LEGAL NOTICE
                                                                Basement Clean Up                  Power Washing.                     at or                                                                         703-241-0790.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      MainStreet Bank, 727 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
                                                          703-863-1086                             Int/Ext Painting                   800-552-3200.                                                   intends to apply to the Federal Reserve Board for permission
                                                            703-582-3709                                                                                                                              to establish a branch at 10089 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA
                                                                                                  Free Est. • Satisfaction Guar.!
                                                            240-603-6182                                                                                                                              22030.
                                                                                                  Lic./Ins.              Int./Ext.
                                                                                                                                      21 Announcements 21 Announcements The Federal Reserve considers a number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                      factors in deciding whether to approve the application
                                                                  HAULING                                                                                                                             including the record of performance of applicant banks in
                                                                                                   703-502-7840                                              LEGAL NOTICE                             helping to meet local credit needs.
                                                                                                              Cell                    The following store will be holding a public auction on 3/22/12 You are invited to submit comments in writing on this
                                                            AL’S HAULING                           571-283-4883                                            starting at 12 Noon                        application to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond,
                                                            Junk & Rubbish                                                                                                                            P.O. Box 27622, Richmond, VA 23261. The comment
                                                             Concrete, furn.,office,                                                                        Storage Mart 1851                         period will not end before March 29, 2012. The Board's proce-
                                                            yard, construction debris                    ROOFING                                           11325 Lee Highway                          dures for processing applications may be found at 12 C.F.R.
                                                                Low Rates      NOVA                                                                         Fairfax, Va, 22030                        Part 262. Procedures for processing protested applications
                                                             703-360-4364                                                                                                                             may be found at 12 C.F.R. 262.25. To obtain a copy of the

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                                                            703-304-4798 cell                     Falcon Roofing                         Unit 1119 - Eun Ji Kim - tables, night stand, dvd player     Federal Reserve Board's procedures, or if you need more
                                                                                                                                                                                                      information about how to submit your comments on the
                                                               7 DAYS A WEEK                                                                                                                          application, contact Adam M. Drimer, Assistant Vice
  • All Concrete work                                                                                            Roofing &                                                      I'am a slow walker,   President, at (804) 697-8980. The Federal Reserve will
                                                                                                                                                                                                      consider your comments and any request for a public
  • Retaining Walls • Patios                                                                                        Siding                                                     but I never walk back. meeting or formal hearing on the application if they are
                                                            LANDSCAPING                                                 (All Types)                    -Abraham Lincoln                               received in writing by the Reserve Bank on or before the
  • Decks • Porches (incl.                                                                                                                                                                            last day of the comment period.
    screened) • Erosion &                                     A&S
    Grading Solutions                                     LANDSCAPING                             Soffit & Fascia Wrapping
                                                                                                         New Gutters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements
                                                             Planting • Mulching • Sodding
  • French Drains • Sump Pumps                             Patios • Decks • Driveway Sealing,
                                                                                                      Chimney Crowns
                                                                                                       Leaks Repaired                    Employers:
  • Driveway Asphalt Sealing                                    Asphalt • Retaining Walls               No job too small
                                                          Erosion Control • Drainage Solutions

     703-863-7465                                         703-863-7465                              703-975-2375
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   Serving All of N. Virginia                                things are                                                                   not working in
                                                                           ANGEL’S TREE REMOVAL
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                                                            easiest to do      Trimming & Topping

                                                          because there is        Gutters & Hauling                                            Try a better way
                                                           no competition.
     LAWN SERVICE                                         -William Van Horne
                                                                                                    703-582-3709                                  to fill your
                                                                 MASONRY                                MASONRY                                    openings
         Friendly Service for a Friendly Price                                                                                                                                                                                   21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements

      703-802-0483                                                                                                                                                                      Potomac
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  •Patios •Walkways                                               BRICK AND STONE
                                                                                                                                                               Historic         Burke
                                                                                                                                                               Clifton Fairfax Springfield
   •Retaining Walls                                         Custom Masonry                                                                                                         Laurel

  •Drainage Problems
 •Landscape Makeovers                                        703-768-3900                                                              • Target your best job
                                                                                                                                         where they live.
 Call: 703-912-6886                                       Patios, Walkways, Stoops, Steps, Driveways                                                                                                                             21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements
   Free Estimates                                                                                                                      • Reach readers in addition
                                                          Repairs & New Installs•All Work Guranteed                                      to those who are currently
                                                                                                                                         looking for a job.
      MASONRY                       MASONRY                        PAVING                                 PAVING
                                                                                                                                       • Proven readership.
   Potomac Masonry                                          A Bargain Paving                                                           • Proven results.
           703-498-8526                                                               Asphalt & Concrete
    New Installations & Repairs                                                                  Residential
 Stone - Flagstone - Brick - Concrete                                                            Commercial                                            703-917-6464
          FREE ESTIMATES!!                                                                  Free Estimates
                    Lic. & Ins                                                                                                         Great Papers • Great Readers • Great Results!
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                                                                                                                                                                                             BETTY BARTHLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                 OVER 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE
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                                                                                                                      Springfield                                                                                                        Alexandria/Beverly Hills $519,900
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                                                                                                                    rambler on
                                                                                                                    spacious                                                                                                             with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 3 levels, and
                                                                                                                    wooded lot
                                                                                                                    with screened                                                                                                        one car garage. Hardwood floors.
                                                                                                                    porch & patio!
                                                                                                                    Gorgeous                                                                                                             Sunporch. Rear patio. Wonderful
                                                                              Kitchen and updated MBA & Hall BA! New light fix-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         deep yard – great for expansion!
     Fairfax Station
     Gorgeous 10 acre horse property.
                                                            $1,375,000        tures throughout, gorgeous Hardwood floors & w/o LL                                                                                                        Fabulous location.
                                                                              w rec rm, den & full BA.

                                                     JUDY SEMLER                                                                                                                        David Levent                                     Pep Bauman
                                                                                                                                                                                          703-338-1388           “Put Pep’s Energy to Work for You”
                                                                703-503-1885                                                                                                                                          703-314-7055
                                                                                                                                                   Imagine What I Can Do For You!       

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                                                 Shirlington, Old
                                                 Town, DC * 2 levels *
                                                 2 bedrms & 1 bath *
                                                 Fireplace in living rm
                                                 * Kitchen/dining rm
                                                 opens to balcony
                                                 overlooking trees *                                                                                                                                                                    Rental near Historic Clifton                         $3,000/mo.
                                                 New neutral paint &         Woodbridge                                           $249,900                  Fairfax                                         $1,300,000                  Beautifully remodeled 4 BR, 2.5 BA on 5 gorgeous acres near
                                                 carpet.                     Brick rambler on .74 acre lot * Wood floors * Enclosed porch *                 Gorgeous 6 Bedroom, 7 Full, 2 Half Bath Home on .8 acre lot.                historic Clifton. Hardwood floors, gourmet eat-in kitchen with
                                                       Call Judy             4 bedrms & 3 baths * Fireplace in living rm * Finished walk-                   Everything Top of the Line. Gourmet Kitchen. Each Bedroom                   center island, Corian counter tops and tile floor. Custom light-
                                                    703.503.1885             out basement * Oversized garage with extra driveway parking                    has Full Bath & Walk In Closet. Main Level Master BR with                   ing fixtures. Mud room/laundry room with new front-load
                                                                                               Call Judy 703.503.1885                                       Luxury Master Bath. MUCH MORE!                                              washer and dryer on main level. Spacious outdoor deck.

                        Come to the HEART                                                                                                                                       CRS, Associate Broker
                        of Real Estate, since 1980                             MARSHA WOLBER                                                                                    Life Member, NVAR Multi–Million                                        Sheila Adams
                        Proudly Serving Northern VA
                                                                               Lifetime Member NVAR Top Producers                                                               Dollar Sales Club                                                      703-503-1895
                        KAY HART, CRS, GRI                                     Top 5% of Agents Nationally
                                                                                                                                                                                Life Member, NVAR TOP PRODUCERS                                        Life Member, NVAR Multi–Million
                        Associate Broker
                        Life Member NVAR Top Producer                                                                                             Ann Witherspoon                                                        Dollar Sales Club
                                                                                                                                            703-503-1836                                                           Life Member,
                        703-503-1860                                                Cell: 703-618-4397                                                                                                      NVAR TOP PRODUCERS
                                                          Woodbridge                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fairfax $559,900
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                                                       Fantastic Home!                                                                                                                                                                                                             Club Estates
                                                       For commute to Ft                                                                                                                                                                                                           where quiet
                                                       Belvoir or Quantico                                                                                                                                                                                                         neighborhood
                                                       or Pentagon, many                                                                                                                                                                                                           charm meets
                                                       nearby commuting                                                                                                                                                                                                            treed lined streets
                                                       options including     Clifton                                                          $574,900      BURKE CENTRE                                                    $524,900                                               and this lovely
     Bus, VRE, Car Pool lots near 395. 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 Car gar, Gas cook-    Room to roam in this all brick rambler on 5 of the prettiest acres in          UPDATED, with side-loading garage in Burke Centre & ready to move into –                                               home awaits you.
     ing, FP, etc. The renovations are SPECTACULAR. Come and see the         Clifton! Four upper level bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 car garage! Refinished          Close to all amenities – ALL NEW BATHS! New Anderson High Efficiency        Stunning Colonial featuring 4 nice size Bedrooms, 2 1/2
     pizzazz bathroom with heated tile floor for starters, Spacious Rooms,   hardwoods on main level! NO HOA – 3 outbuildings for your hobbies!             Windows (2009) – New Roof (2010) – year yard partially fenced – Hardwoods   Baths, Hardwood Floors on main level, Updated Kitchen and
     Fenced Back Yard on a quiet cul-de-sac. What a beauty!!                 Waiting for a new owner to add their special touches – it is priced to sell!   in foyer & family room, new carpet & paint throughout, plus MUCH, MUCH      Baths, New windows, and much more.
     Call Kay for a special appointment: 703-503-1860                        Sought after Union Mill ES, Robinson School District. Call Marsha to see!      MORE! – Call or Email ANN WITHERSPOON for your private showing.                           Sheila Adams 703-503-1895

                                      Mary Hovland                            BARBARA NOWAK                                                                                                                                                      ELLIE WESTER
                                      703-946-1775                           & GERRY STAUDTE                                                                                    Richard Esposito                                                        703-503-1880
                                      Cathy DeLoach                          “My Virginia Home Team”
                                                                              703-473-1803, 703-309-8948
                                                                                                                                                                                703-503-4035                                                         L&F Founder’s Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lifetime NVAR Top Producer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Life Member, NVAR Million
                                      Your REALTORS*                                                                                                                            Service is the difference I provide                                    Dollar Sales Club
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                                                                                                                                Vienna $825,000                                                                                                                                         Fairfax
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                                                                                                                             Quality construction                                                                                                                                   and more
                                                                                                                             and decorator                                                                                                                                          space!
                                                                                                                             inspired updates com-                                                                                                                                  Beautiful Berry
                                                                                                                             bine in this 4 BR, 4.5                                                                                                                                 built home in
                                                                                                                             BA home. Open floor                                                                                                                                    SOUTH RUN!
     Fairfax                                                 $499,000                                                        plan with dramatic                                                                                                                                     Updated and
     One level living at its Best! This Rambler has it all – updated                                                         light from windows             Fairfax Station                                            $995,000         renovated throughout, kitchen and bathrooms redone –
     eat-in kitchen with 42” cabinets & silestone, updated baths,                                                            and skylights. Kit             This stunning colonial has over 5,000 sq. ft on 3 levels. It has 5          vaulted ceilings, study/main level bedroom with full bath.
     hardwood flooring, new carpeting and fabulous family room                                                               w/SS appl. and                 BR’s 4.5 BA’s and sits on 5 wooded acres. The spacious rooms are            In addition to 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths, the walkout
     addition. Freshly painted throughout with decorator touches!                                                            Granite! Finished LL.          highlighted by the breath-taking views. One that must be seen!              basement is fully finished. Multiple decks, treed fenced
     Close to VRE, Metrobus & top-tier schools!                                                                              Call soon!                                    Richard Esposito 703-503-4035                                rear lot, and 2 car garage!

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