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Crime, page 5 ❖ Pets of the Week, page 5 ❖ Calendar, page 10 ❖ Sports, page 19 ❖ Classified, page 20

                                                                                                                                                                           The Holidays,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gift Ideas in ‘E’, page 9

                                                                                                                                                                             Open Homes,
                                                                                                                                                                             Open Hearts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                News page 3
                                                                                                                                                     Spreading the
                                                                                                                                                     Hockey Gospel
                                                                                                                                                     Sports, page 19
                                           Photo By Louise Krafft/The Connection

                                                                                                                                                            School Plan Still
                                                                                                                                                            Worries Parents
                                                                                                       Gingerbread houses from the Heidelberg               News, page 3
                                                                                                       Bakery located at 2150 N. Culpepper St.
                                                                                                       in Arlington.

                                                                                                 November 19-25, 2008 ❖
                                                                                          Volume XXII, Number 47                              Arlington Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                             More online at❖                 1
2 ❖ Arlington Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2008
                                                                                                                                         Arlington Connection Editor Steven M. Mauren

                      News                                                                                                          703-917-6431 or

Plan Worries
                                                  Open Homes and Open Hearts
                                                  Arlington teacher
Parents                                           exemplifies
                                                  struggles and
Proposal to reduce
                                                  rewards of being
crowding could bring
                                                  a foster parent.
significant changes
to local elementary                                                  By David Schultz
                                                                          The Connection

schools.                                                     mada Wells is a happy, healthy
                     By David Schultz
                         The Connection

                 ichael Strazzella has a
                                                  A          three year old. She likes to
                                                             watch Dora the Explorer on
                                                             television and has a poster
                                                  above her play area of someone she calls
                                                  “Rock Obama.” Her shyness around
     M           daughter in first grade at
                 Nottingham Elementary
    School in North Arlington. He loves
                                                  strangers is betrayed by an infectious,
                                                  cherubic smile that she can’t hide when
                                                  she’s feeling playful.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Photo by David Schultz/The Connection
    the school and hopes to send his two
                                                    Amada is too young to remember that
    year old there in a few years.
                                                  her life wasn’t always this idyllic. When
       However, due to a spike in enroll-
                                                  she was five months old, a social worker
    ment, Strazzella may not get to do
                                                  took her away from her birth mother and
    that. His family’s home is located in a
                                                  placed her into foster care. Amada’s
    part of the county that could be af-
                                                  mother suffered from mental illness and
    fected by Arlington Public Schools’
                                                  was no longer able to take care of her.
    ongoing efforts to alleviate over-
                                                    She was placed with Katina Wells, a
    crowding in North Arlington elemen-
    tary schools.                                 35-year-old special education teacher at
       Last week, Superintendent Robert           Barcroft Elementary School in Arlington.
    Smith proposed a plan to move 176             The day the Arlington County Foster Care
    students — one of which would be              Program contacted Wells was the day be-
                      Strazzella’s daughter       fore the one-year anniversary of her
                      — from Nottingham,          father’s death. She had taken time off
“There’s no           Long Branch and             from work to be alone when she got the
                                                  call about Amada.
                                                                                                Three-year-old Amada Wells reads a book to her adoptive mother Katina.
                      Oakridge Elemen-
way around            tary Schools to Tay-          “Should I do this?” Wells asked her-        “Please don’t give me a hard time.” Amada       “She slept all night. She really understood
                                                  self. Even though Wells was still in          looked at her and nodded.                       me.”
it. We need           lor and Hoffman-
                      Boston Elementary           mourning over her father, she decided           The next day, Wells contracted an intense
                                                  to take Amada into her Alexandria apart-      stomach virus and was in and out of the         WELLS, WITH a wide smile and a thick
more                  Schools.
                         “We’ve invested          ment. When she went to pick Amada up,         bathroom all night. Despite being away          New York accent from her formative years
                                                  there was an instant connection. “Look,       from her mother in a new situation, Amada       spent growing up in the Bronx, is an ex-
space.”               ourselves          in
                                                  I’m here to take pretty good care of care     was peaceful throughout. “She’d be in her       ample of the dedication and compassion
    — Assistant Strazzella said. “We              of you,” she told the five month old.         seat and she’d be wonderful,” Wells recalled.        See Foster Children, Page 6
  Superintendent moved because of
    Meg Tuccillo Nottingham. Taylor
                      is a great school but
    I’d hate to see her leave.”                 Veteran Delegate Gets Challenger
     ALONG WITH many other
     Nottingham parents, Strazzella has
                                                Eisenberg challenged by environmental activist,                                                 yet decided whether he will seek reelection
                                                                                                                                                next year. “I’m not generally in the frame-
     reservations about Smith’s proposal,
     which is subject to approval by the
                                                not saying whether he will seek reelection.                                                     work of indicating what I might or might
                                                                                                                                                not do,” he said. “All of this is premature.
     School Board. In addition to moving                             By David Schultz             “The more I worked about global warm-         … We’re still months away from the New
     the 176 students, Smith is also rec-                                 The Connection        ing, I realized it’s about the Chesapeake Bay   Year. … I can’t speculate about what the
     ommending moving preschool and                                                             and electric bills,” Grant said. “The one       future’s going to be. I haven’t decided what
     arts programs in elementary schools                l Eisenberg, a five-year member of      thing I would do in Richmond would be to        I’m going to do today or down the road,
     and using modular classrooms, also
     known as trailers.
       His proposal came in response to a
                                                A       the Virginia House of Delegates
                                                        from Arlington’s 47th district, will
                                                be challenged for the Democratic nomina-
                                                                                                reach across the aisle. I don’t care what you
                                                                                                think about global warming. I care what you
                                                                                                think about how energy bills went up 18

                                                                                                                                                BEFORE BEING ELECTED to the Gen-
     spike in enrollment that has occurred      tion by 31-year-old environmental activist      percent in September. It’s more of an eco-      eral Assembly in 2003, Eisenberg worked
     at many North Arlington elementary         and blogger Miles Grant.                        nomic issue than an environmental issue.”       in the U.S. Department of Transportation
     schools in recent years. Smith said that      In an interview last week, Grant, a first-     Eisenberg was surprised by the news of        during the Clinton administration and, be-
     growth in enrollment for this year was     time public-office seeker, said that he was     Grant’s candidacy. “I’ve never heard of him     fore that, was a 15-year member of the Ar-
     double what school administrators          running because “Richmond is behind the         before,” he said. “He never called me so I      lington County Board.
     predicted. “At the current rate, we will   times” on the issue of climate change. It’s     don’t have any idea what it’s about. … I’m         Eisenberg won his 2003 election with 65
     run out of elementary space in 2011,”      an issue that has local as well as global ef-   not paying much attention to it.”               percent of the vote and ran unopposed in
      See Moving Students, Page 17              fects, he said.                                   Eisenberg, 62, also said that he has not                   See Challenger, Page 20                                                                                                        Arlington Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2008 ❖ 3
       Week in Arlington                                                           News
  Marine Killed in Hit and Run
    Maddison Peterson, a 22-year-old active duty Marine stationed
  in Washington D.C., was killed in Arlington earlier this month in
  what police believe was a hit and run.
                                                                          Schools Look for New Chief
    Peterson’s body was found in the northbound lane of Jefferson
  Davis Highway near I-395 at just after 9 p.m. on Nov. 8. The driver
                                                                          Search firm hired,                                             complete the Leadership Profile before the end
                                                                                                                                         of the year. If this schedule is adhered to, the
  of a Ford Mustang that had hit him told police that he had been
  lying in the middle of the road when he was struck.
                                                                          committee to be formed                                         Arlington School Board could hire a new su-
                                                                                                                                         perintendent before
    Arlington Police spokesperson Crystal Nosal said that, based on       to replace superintendent.                                     spring break, they said.
  examination of Peterson’s body, police believe that Peterson was
  struck by another car before being hit by the Mustang. Nosal said                                         By David Schultz           BANGSER            AND
                                                                                                                                                                             “There is a
  that first car, which police believe was a larger vehicle such as an                                          The Connection CONNOLLY empha-
                                                                                                                                       sized that the search for
  SUV did not stop after hitting Peterson.
    Peterson had turned 22 years old only four days before being                       framework has been developed to make the new superintendent                         relationship
  killed, Nosal said. He was stationed at the Marine Barracks in
  Washington but was being transferred to another post. His father
  had come to town to help him with the move and was staying at
  a hotel in Crystal City.
    On the night of the 8th, the two were having drinks in the bar of
                                                                          A           what School Board Chairman Ed Fendley will be strictly confiden-
                                                                                      described as “one of the most important tial. After the Leadership
                                                                                      decisions we’ll be making”: the selection Profile is completed and
                                                                          of a new Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools. they begin their recruit-
                                                                            A nationwide search will be conducted for a re- ment process, no details
                                                                                                                                                                           between the
                                                                                                                                                                               degree of
  the Crystal City Marriott, located at 1999 Jefferson Davis High-        placement for current Superintendent Robert Smith. of their potential candi-
  way. Peterson got into an argument with one of the patrons of the
  bar, Nosal said, and abruptly left. “He walked off to cool off,” she
                                                                          Smith, who became superintendent in 1997, an- dates will be made avail-
                                                                          nounced earlier this year that he would be stepping able to the public.
                                                                                                                                                                         and the quality
  said. “If he got upset he would like to walk.”                          down at the end of this school year.                            “There is a direct re-
                                                                            The School Board has hired Hazard, Young, Attea lationship between the
                                                                                                                                                                           of the pool.”
    Police are trying to determine when Peterson was last seen alive.
  Anyone who has any information about Peterson’s whereabouts             and Associates, a headhunting firm based out of Illi- degree of confidentiality                — Hank Bangser,
  on the night he was killed should call the Arlington County Police      nois, for a fee of $45,000 to conduct the search for and the quality of the                 Hazard, Young, Attea
  Department at 703-558-2222.                                             the new chief of Arlington Public Schools. Hazard pool,” Connolly said.                           and Associates
                                                — David Schultz           Young specializes in superintendent searches. They This level of secrecy is,
                                                                          were involved in the selection of Jack Dale as super- in part, to make the position more appealing
  I-66 Crash Kills Two                                                    intendent of Fairfax County Public Schools four years to candidates who may not want to be subject
                                                                          ago and also worked with Alexandria Public Schools to media scrutiny before accepting the job,
     A 17-year-old driving in the wrong direction on eastbound I-66       earlier this year to select their current superinten- Bangser said. “If you put yourself out there as
  collided head-on into another car earlier this week, killing two of     dent, Sherman Morton.                                        a candidate,” he said, “It’s tough. It’s hard on
  its passengers and injuring a third. Alcohol is believed to be a          Hank Bangser, the CEO of Hazard Young, said that their family. It does have a direct impact on
  factor in the crash.                                                    Arlington is in a good position to                                               the pool.”
     The crash occurred around 2 a.m. on Nov. 17 in Arlington near        hire a new superintendent because                                                  Bangser also said that di-
  the Washington Boulevard exit of I-66. The 17-year-old was driv-        of its location near a large city, its     More                                  versity would be one of their
  ing westbound on the eastbound lanes of the highway in a 1997           moderate size and its history of          For more information, visit Arlington priorities in searching for
  Mitsubishi Eclipse with a 17-year-old passenger. Their car col-                                                 Public Schools’ Web site,,
                                                                          high performance. “Therein lies to find the Superintendent Search page. candidates. “I think we’ll get
  lided with a 2003 Toyota Corolla carrying a male driver and two         the great foundation for recruit-                                                a true mix of people, both
  female passengers.                                                      ment,” he said.                                                                  racially and gender-wise,”
     All five people involved in the crash were taken to Fairfax INOVA      John Connolly, also with Hazard Young, added, “I he said.
  Hospital. The two female passengers in the Corolla died at the          view Arlington as not a stepping stone district.”               School Board Member Frank Wilson said that
  hospital. The driver of the Corolla and the two 17-year-olds, both                                                                   the appearance of a contentious School Board
  of whom were from Fairfax County, sustained non-life threaten-          IN THE NEXT several weeks, Bangser and Connolly, could make Arlington Public Schools less at-
  ing injuries.                                                           both former superintendents themselves, will be tractive to potential superintendents. “One of
     Virginia State Police did not release the names of the victims in    forming a committee that will come up with the our neighboring jurisdictions had a problem
  the crash pending the notification of their next of kin. Police also    qualities of an ideal superintendent. These qualities with an internal board fight and that didn’t look
  did not release the names of the 17-year-olds because, Police           will be synthesized into a document called a Lead- too good,” Wilson said.
  spokesperson Corrine Geller said, charges are pending against           ership Profile that will be used in the recruitment             The consultants both agreed that it is much
  the two minors.                                                         process.                                                     more difficult to recruit a superintendent who
     The crash caused all eastbound lanes of I-66 to be shutdown            “The purpose of the Profile is to engage the com- will have to work with a School Board in dis-
  for several hours early Monday morning. The lanes were reopened         munity in the process,” Connolly told the School harmony. But Connolly said that any candidate
  to traffic by 4:50 a.m.                                                 Board. “You’re giving ownership and voice to the would have to have a certain amount of
                                                  —David Schultz          community. … You’re going to be surprised as to the “boardsmanship,” a term he used to describe
                                                                          consensus they will have.”                                   the ability of a superintendent to find consen-
  Former School Board Member                                                The committee will consist of 35 people and will sus among the School Board.
                                                                          include teachers, principals, parents, students, com-           Ultimately, Connolly said, the School Board
  Runs for Attorney General                                               munity members and clergy. Bangser and Connolly needs to sell Arlington as a good place to be a
                                                                          also plan to hold public forums later this year in superintendent just as much as the candidates
     David Foster, a former member of the Arlington School Board,
                                                                          which anyone from the community can weigh in on need to sell themselves to the School Board.
  announced this week that he will be running for the Republican
                                                                          what their expectations are for the next superinten- “What you’re going through is somewhat of a
  nomination for Virginia Attorney General.
                                                                          dent.                                                        marriage,” he said. “You’re not only looking for
     Foster was first elected to the Arlington School Board in 1999.
                                                                            Bangser and Connolly also said that they hope to what they can do for you but they’re looking at
  Throughout his tenure on the board, Foster was the only elected
                                                                          form the committee in the next several weeks and what you can do for them.”
  official in Arlington not affiliated with the local Democratic Party.
  (By law, School Board candidates cannot be nominated by a po-                    Business Notes
  litical party and must run as Independents.)
                                                                            Know of something missing from our       St. in Rosslyn.                          service organization made up of busi-
     Foster stepped down from the board at the beginning of this          Business Notes? Send it to The Arlington                                            ness professionals dedicated to
  year after serving two full terms. An Arlington native, he is cur-      Connection, e-mail it to arlington           Coldwell Banker Residential            service above self. Contact Chris
  rently a lawyer with the D.C.-based law firm Fulbright & Jaworski. Deadline is     Brokerage in Arlington welcomes new      Z a b r i s k i e a t 2 4 0 - 3 4 6-4237 or
     Foster will be going up against State Sen. Ken Kuccinelli (R-37)     2 p.m. the Thursday before publication.    sales associate June Ventura.  
                                                                          Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with
  and former U.S. Attorney John Brownlee for the Republican nomi-         any questions.                               Rotary Club of Rosslyn-Fort               On Sept. 9, Arlington resident Amy
  nation. Roanoke trial lawyer John Fishwick is the only candidate                                                   Myer meets for lunch on Tuesdays         Kowalski joined Jockey Person to Per-
  to have announced so far for the Democratic nomination. The               Responding to demand for its flexible    from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Holiday      son as a direct sales consultant.
  primary election in this race will be held on June 9.                   office programs, Preferred Offices         Inn’s Vantage Point Restaurant, 1900     Kowalski offers women’s apparel,
                                                                          will open its ninth Washington D.C. area   Fort Myer Drive.                         sleepwear and activewear in a home
                               See Week in Arlington, Page 20             business center in Rosslyn. Potomac          All Rotarians are welcome to join in   party setting. Contact anmswk
                                                                          Tower will be located at 1001 North 19th   the fellowship. Rotary is a community
4 ❖ Arlington Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2008                                                                                                       
          Crime                                                                                     Pets of the Week
  The following reports come from the            POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROP-                 To meet these or any other animals available for adoption, visit 2650 S.
Arlington police department. For the most     ERTY-ARREST, 2200 block of S.               Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington. It is open for viewing from noon-7 p.m. on
up-to-date crime reports, visit               Garfield St. On Nov. 6 at 10 a.m., police   weekdays (closed on Tuesdays) and noon-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
www.Co.Arlington.Va.Us/police and click       stopped a man driving a stolen vehicle.     Adoption requirements can be reviewed on the Web site at
on daily crime report.

   ROBBERY, 1800 block of S. Joyce St.
                                              A 38year-old Arlington man was charged
                                              with possession of stolen property and
                                              driving while revoked. He was held on a
                                                                                          by clicking on “Adopt,” as well as all pictures of all of the animals available
                                                                                          for adoption. For more information, call 703-931-9241.                            703-534-4477
On Nov. 6 at 8 p.m., a woman was walk-
ing and using her cell phone when an
                                              $5,000 bond.
                                                 POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROP-
                                                                                            Oreo loves anyone that will give                                                   Introduces…
                                                                                          him attention. He’s a very affec-
unknown man ran up behind her. He             ERTY-ARREST, I-395 South at Glebe           tionate and friendly boy and he
grabbed her tote bag, and restrained her      Road. On Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m., police        loves to talk too! Oreo does very
around the neck. She pushed him back,         stopped a man driving a stolen vehicle.     well with children. Though he’s
and he fled the area. The suspect is de-      A 44-year-old man, of no fixed address,     lived with another cat, Oreo
scribed as an African American male,          was charged with possession of stolen       would probably prefer to be the
30’s, and 5 feet 7 inches. He was last seen   property and driving while suspended.       only cat in your home. Come visit
wearing a dark baseball cap, a black          He was held on a $2,500 bond.               this very social, outgoing tabby
jacket and dark jeans.                           POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROP-               and see what a wonderful com-
   MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 1600                   ERTY-ARREST, 600 block of N. Glebe          panion he would make.
block of N. Monroe St. At 1 a.m. on Nov.      Road. On Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m., police
9, a man was walking away from a party        pulled over a vehicle with stolen license
when a subject hit him in the head from       plates. A 26-year-old Sterling man was        How could you resist a face like
behind with an unknown item. The vic-         released on two summonses for posses-       this? Raquel is a clever, quick
tim knows the suspect’s first name.           sion of stolen property and driving while   cutie. She will undoubtedly keep
   ATTEMPTED               MALICIOUS          suspended.                                  you entertained with her spunky
WOUNDING-ARREST, 5000 block of                   POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO                personality. She loves to zip
S. Columbia Pike. At 9 p.m. on Nov. 8,        DISTRIBUTE-ARREST, 1000 block of            around and play with her toys.
police responded to the area for a disor-     Washington Blvd. On Nov. 11 at 5 p.m.,      Raquel would make a great walk-
derly male. Upon further investigation,       police pulled over a vehicle for being      ing partner as she has very nice
officers discovered the suspect had at-       improperly registered. During the inves-    leash manners, she will need
tempted to stab two men that he did not       tigation officers found narcotics in the    about 1-2 hours of exercise per
                                                                                          day. Stop by to meet this one-of-
                                                                                                                                                                            SCRUBBABLE FINISHES
know while in the parking lot. The sus-       vehicle. A 28-year-old man, of
pect then assaulted a police officer and      Hyattsville, Md., was charged with pos-     a-kind girl.                                                                        GREAT COVERAGE
attempted to kick out the window of a         session with intent to distribute
police cruiser. A 28-year-old male, of no     marijuana. He was held on a $3,500            Nelson is an initially cautious
fixed address, was charged with two
counts of attempted malicious wound-
ing, assault on police, and destruction of
                                                 COUNTERFEIT REGISTRATION-
                                              ARREST, 1800 block of Arlington Blvd.
                                                                                          dog, who warms up and becomes
                                                                                          playful and engaging after a little
                                                                                          bit of getting to know you. This is
                                                                                                                                                                            $4.00 OFF*
property. He is being held without bond.      On Nov. 7 at 4:30 a.m., police stopped a    a very active, busy breed that                                                     Per gallon of any
   LARCENY FROM A PERSON, 1100                car with counterfeit temporary tags. The    needs a minimum of one hour of
block of S. Hayes St. On Nov. 6 at 11         suspect also had a counterfeit Maryland     daily exercise (and he loves toys).
                                                                                          He would do best, like most
                                                                                                                                                                            Manor Hall Product
a.m., a man was sitting on a bench when       temporary registration. A 36-year-old                                                                                                         *Retail Only
a subject he did not know stole the laptop    man, of Bowie, Md, was charged with         hounds, in a detached home, be-
computer from his grasp. Police located       possession of a counterfeit registration,   cause he can be quite vocal.
the suspect directly afterward, and wit-      driving while suspended with notice, and
                                                                                                                                                                             5701 N. Lee Hwy.
nessed identified him. The suspect was a      possession of counterfeit temp tags. He                                                                                       Arlington, VA 22207
juvenile and charges are pending.             is being held on a $4,000 bond.                                                                                                                           Arlington Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2008 ❖ 5
                                                                                                                           Getting To Know ...
Foster Children Being Adopted                                                                                              Max Barger

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo courtesy Redman Communications
From Page 3                                                    Wells said. She can be very bitter towards Wells and                ew people, if any, enjoy
      that it takes to be a foster parent.                     often tries to tell her how Amada should be raised.
         As the economy worsens, county officials But after taking a class in foster and adoptive
      predict that more and more children will be parenting through the county, Wells knows not to
                                                                                                                           F       thinking about what will
                                                                                                                                   happen to their families
                                                                                                                           after they die. But, according to
      placed into foster care as a result of financial take any of this personally.                                        local lawyer Max Barger, plan-
      stresses. “We’re really worried about foster               A parent who had her children taken away from             ning an estate can be one of the
      care,” county spokesperson Kurt Larrick said. her explained to Wells why biological parents are                      most important things anyone
      “With the economy, there might be a lot more often resentful towards their foster counterparts.                      can do for their loved ones and
      parents who throw up                                                            “[It’s] just because we can’t find   for themselves.
      their hands and just can’t                                                      anything wrong with what               Barger is an Arlington resi-
      deal with it.”                    Foster Parenting                              you’re doing,” she told Wells.       dent and an estate planner with
                                                                                                                           the Bethesda-based law firm
         Rosemary Hubbard,                 Arlington County needs foster par-         “When the child is taken away
      administrator            of       ents. To become a foster parent, or to        from the parent, the parent          Paley Rothman. He was recently
      Arlington’s Foster Care           get more information about becoming a         feels very guilty. We don’t have     named the volunteer coordina-             Max Barger, recently
                                        foster parent, call the Arlington County                                           tor for the estate planning pro-
      Program, said that there          Foster Home Coordinator at 703-228-
                                                                                      anyone else to lash out at so we                                               named volunteer coordi-
      are currently 160 minors          1550. If interested in becoming a foster      lash out at the person who’s         gram of the Whitman-Walker                nator for the estate
      in the county’s custody.          parent, one will need to participate in a     taking care of our child.”           Clinic, a non-profit that pro-            planning program of the
      “Our mandate is to try to         six-week orientation/training program            Wells tries to reach out to       vides care and services to those          Whitman-Walker Clinic.
                                        and home study.                                                                    suffering from HIV/AIDS.
      help the biological fami-                                                       Amada’s biological mother,
      lies to improve the situa-                                                      even though she has no obliga-         In an interview with the Ar-            treatment. However, there are still so
                                                                                                                           lington Connection, Barger                many people [infected with HIV/
      tion so [their children]                                                        tion to do so, because she wants                                               AIDS], particularly in the District
      can go home,” she said. “If we can’t do that, Amada to know her identity as she grows older and                      talks about the importance of             where one out of every 20 people is
      we look towards their relatives and then our to have a sense of background. “I want her to know                      estate planning, how he got in-           infected with HIV/AIDS. I helped
      third goal would be adoption.”                           that her Mom loved her so much that she gave her            volved with the Whitman-                  one lady who had a lot of complica-
                                                                                                                           Walker Clinic and his favorite            tions.
                                Ten of Arlington’s fos- to me because she couldn’t provide care at the time,”                                                           She didn’t stay on her meds the
                              ter children were she said.                                                                  places in Arlington County.               way she should have and she was
“I want her to                adopted last year and 10
                              more are currently in the IT IS WELLS’ own background that spurred her to
                                                                                                                               Why is estate planning im-
                                                                                                                                                                     suffering from a lot of complications.
                                                                                                                                                                     She was scared about what would
                                                                                                                           portant? What motivated you               happen to her minor child. She had
know that her                 adoption          process, become a foster parent. When she was growing up                   to go into the field of estate
                                                                                                                                                                     a seven-year-old son. Who would
                              Hubbard said. In some in the Bronx, her cousin’s sister was killed in a foster                                                         take care of him when she was in and
Mom loved her                 cases, foster parents can home after being beaten to death. “That told me that
                                                                                                                               I just gave a seminar at my church
                                                                                                                           on Sunday. We’re doing a giving
                                                                                                                                                                     out of the hospital with these com-
                                                                                                                                                                     plications? That’s why it’s important
                              become the adoptive par- when I grew up and I was stable I would provide
so much that                  ents of their foster chil- care for someone’s child just to save their life so they
                                                                                                                           campaign and part of that is motivat-
                                                                                                                           ing people to put a will in place. I
                                                                                                                                                                     today. It’s taking care of your busi-
                                                                                                                                                                     ness while you’re living.
                              dren.                            wouldn’t have to go through what my cousin’s sister         found that it … gives folks a sense of
she gave her to                 This is the course of went through,” Wells said.
                                                                                                                           relief themselves, that things are in
                                                                                                                           order. I recently sat across the table
                                                                                                                                                                        You got involved with
                                                                                                                                                                     Whitman-Walker through
me because                    action Wells took with             Eleven years ago, Wells moved from New York to
                              Amada. After serving as Northern Virginia to live with her sister. But only two
                                                                                                                           from a lady whose mother had
                                                                                                                           passed away. She had nothing in
                                                                                                                                                                     GAYLAW. Tell me about that.
                                                                                                                                                                     What do they do?
she couldn’t                  her foster mother for weeks after she had left the Bronx, her sister kicked
                              nearly three years, Wells her out of her apartment after a disagreement. Know-
                                                                                                                           place at all.
                                                                                                                               This poor lady just sat down and
                                                                                                                                                                        GAYLAW is the section of the Dis-
                                                                                                                                                                     trict of Columbia Bar. GAYLAW
                                                                                                                           wept. She said, “I don’t know what
provide care at               officially         became ing no one in the area and having no savings to fall               she wanted.” Those kinds of stories
                                                                                                                           really motivate me to help people
                                                                                                                                                                     separated itself from the D.C. Bar so
                                                                                                                                                                     they could file a brief in a discrimi-
                              Amada’s          adoptive back on, Wells moved into a homeless shelter.                                                                nation case. It’s become it’s own
the time.”                    mother this weekend in             “At first I was scared because you hear about these       understand that getting those things
                                                                                                                           in place is as much a gift to your
                                                                                                                                                                     entity of the LGBT [community]. We
                                                                                                                                                                     also have some police officers that
        — Katina Wells        a ceremony at the Arling- shelters in New York,” she said. “But I was surprised.             loved ones that you leave behind as       have been a part of it. It’s primarily
                              ton County Courthouse. … It was clean. It was really nice. You had to get                    it is giving yourself the peace of mind   gay, lesbian, bisexual and
         “[Amada] has blossomed because of the at- out five hours a day to get a job. I was able to save                   that your affairs are in order.           transgendered attorneys throughout
      tention and unconditional love that Katina pro- money and not worry about having a roof over my                                                                the D.C. area.
                                                                                                                              When should people start
      vides,” Arlington County social worker Jenna head.”                                                                  thinking about estate plan-                  How long have you lived in
      Duffy said at the ceremony.                                Wells spent a few months in the shelter and then          ning?                                     Arlington?
                                                               moved into transitional housing, eventually find-              I don’t think it’s ever too early to      I’ve lived here for three years. I
                                                                                                                           start. When somebody has unusual          live right around Shirlington.
      BUT DESPITE the finalization of the adop- ing her own apartment in Alexandria. She started                           circumstances like maybe a divorce
      tion, Wells said that there would still be a place her own successful in-home day care business and                  — not that that’s unusual — or a            What do you like about that
      in Amada’s life for her biological mother. She now works at Barcroft where she recently got a pro-                   same-sex couple, [or] anytime there       neighborhood?
      took Amada to her biological mother’s family motion.                                                                 are children are involved, there are        I love in the weekend to take our
                                                                                                                           always times when it’s necessary to       dogs out on the bike trail and to walk
      reunion picnic recently. “I still want you guys            “I had to go through that experience to make me           have estate planning in place. A lot      down to Shirlington and have dinner
                        in her life because I want her what I am now,” Wells said. “I didn’t have to go to                 of times if you have young couples        and walk back.
                        to know her family,” she told the shelter. I could have gone back to New York. But                 they don’t think they have any kind
“I idolize              Amada’s biological mother. I didn’t want to because … I feel like I’d failed if I                  of a tax issues. It doesn’t have to be
                                                                                                                           a tax issue. You could have a minor
                                                                                                                                                                        What’s your favorite restau-
                        “There are things that you moved back.”                                                                                                      rant down there?
her in a lot            could explain to her that I
                                                                                                                           child who ends up with a half a mil-
                                                                                                                           lion dollars. There’s nothing that will
                                                                                                                                                                        I think my favorite is probably
                                                                                                                                                                     Ping. Of course, you can’t say any-
of ways.”               wouldn’t be able to.”                  NOW WELLS is the proud parent of a bright and
                          While she retains all legal loving three-year-old girl. At the adoption ceremony
                                                                                                                           discourage a child from going to col-
                                                                                                                           lege any more than a large
                                                                                                                                                                     thing bad about the Carlyle Grand. I
                                                                                                                                                                     actually really like Busboys & Poets
                                                                                                                           inheritance. If you don’t have the        too.
       — N’Dorah rights over Amada, Wells has this weekend at the County Courthouse, Amada hid                             planning in place for a potential mi-
        Tarawally, given Amada’s biological behind her new mother’s leg as Judge Benjamin                                  nor beneficiary, that can be a               Is there any part of Arlington
Arlington County mother the option of seeing Kendrick recognized the two as a family in the eyes                           problem.                                  that people that don’t know
                                                                                                                                                                     about that you think they
    social worker her once a month. “Sometimes of the court.                                                                  Why are these services so im-          should know about?
                        she does and sometimes she               “She’s a model foster parent,” Arlington County           portant             to          the          One of my favorite spots is
                        doesn’t,” Wells said. “But I do social worker N’Dorah Tarawally said. “I idolize her               Whitman-Walker clients?                   Cherrydale Hardware. I love going to
      want her to be in her life.”                             in a lot of ways.”                                             When the estate planning clinic        that hardware store because you
                                                                                                                           started, HIV/AIDS was really seen as      walk in and there’s very friendly
         Hubbard said that having some kind of con-              Becoming a foster parent and adopting a child has         a death sentence. People were,            folks. They will lead you to exactly
      tact with a foster child’s birth mother is “very impacted Wells’ life just as much as it has Amada’s.                frankly, frightened to death of what      the right thing.
      important” in making the transition for foster Wells said that she is looking to adopt more children                 was going to happen. It was birthed
      children less traumatic.                                 and that her home will continue to be open to foster        out of that. Thank God that there                    — David Schultz
                                                                                                                           have been so many advances in HIV
         But maintaining a good relationship with children who have nowhere else to turn. “I feel
      Amada’s birth mother hasn’t always been easy, blessed,” she said.
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          butions of local students.           home schooled. Past contributions have come
  As with previous years’ issues, we will fea- from children from nursery schools through
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                                                                                              Build rail to Dulles, and other                       

Here’s a Stimulus Plan                                                                        infrastructure projects.                                                   ADVERTISING:
                                                                                                                                                                    To place an advertisement,
                                                                                                                                                                  call the ad department between
                                                                                                                                                                         9 a.m. and 5 p.m.,
             any localities are calling for their     school building and renovations, ready to go.       project taken care of by the feds.                              Monday - Friday.

M            share of the federal bailout. It’s not
             unreasonable, given that the eco-
nomic slowdown means less revenue for lo-
                                                         Rail to Dulles is not the only major (and
                                                      sorely needed) transit project that has been
                                                      languishing in a parsimonious and convoluted
                                                                                                            Do we have anything to show for the $150
                                                                                                          billion in stimulus checks mailed out to con-
                                                                                                          sumers a few hundred dollars at a time?
                                                                                                                                                              Display Ads
                                                                                                                                                              Classified Ads
                                                                                                                                                              Employment Ads
calities at the very moment local citizens turn       federal process waiting for funding. Let’s spend      The federal government is spending incon-
                                                                                                                                                                       Debbie Funk
to their local governments for more help.             $150 billion paying for projects around the         ceivable sums of money to help stabilize the               Display Advertising
  For a stimulus plan that would create jobs,         country that will put people to work right away,    economy. Let’s spend some of it on something                 703-518-4631
give localities a boost and provide lasting ben-      stimulate the economy via jobs and demand           that will last.
efits, the next phase of stimulus spending            for goods and services, take cars off the roads.                                 — Mary Kimm,                      Andrea Smith
should involve dispensing funds to localities            Think what a boost it would be to the local     ,            Classified & Employment Advertising
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                                                                                                                                                                   Editor & Publisher:

Taking Care of Those Who Have Taken Care of Us                                                                                                                          Mary Kimm

                                                                                                                                                                        Editor in Chief:
Landmark programs in healthcare                                                which will cover the full cost of a
                                                                               public four-year college education
                                                                                                                          Congress also passed an expan-
                                                                                                                        sive benefits package which, in ad-
                                                                                                                                                                          Steven Mauren
                                                                                                                                                                      Managing Editors
                                                                                                                                                                Steve Hibbard, Michael O’Connell,
and education demonstrate our                                                  and provide a monthly living sti-
                                                                                                    pend, earned
                                                                                                                        dition to needed updates and en-
                                                                                                                        hancements for our disability com-
                                                                                                                                                                         Kemal Kurspahic

country’s commitment to veterans.                                                                   the full na-
                                                                                                    tional       en-
                                                                                                                        pensation system, extends critical
                                                                                                                        V home loan programs to help
                                                                                                                                                                  Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft,
                                                                                                                                                                         Craig Sterbutzel
                                                                                                    dorsement of        veterans afford and stay in their         Zohra Aslami, Geovani Flores,
                                                                                                                                                                  Laurence Foong, John Heinly,
                    By Jim Webb                                                                     every major         own homes.                                    John Smith, Stu Moll,
                      U.S. Senator
                                             Veterans Day 2008                                      veterans orga-                                                         Wayne Shipp
                                                                                                                                                                    Production Manager:
                                                                                                    nization, in-       FINALLY, BUILDING UPON the                           Jean Card
        ach year, Veterans Day of       Senate in 2007, I introduced leg-                           cluding the         success of the 2007 Dignified

E       fers us a day of reflection
        and recognition of the sacri-
fices our nation’s veterans have
                                        islation that 18 months later
                                        would be enacted into law as the
                                        Post-9/11 GI Bill. This new pro-
                                                                               U.S. Sen.
                                                                                                    Veterans of
                                                                                                    Foreign Wars,
                                                                                                    The American
                                                                                                                        Treatment for Wounded Warriors
                                                                                                                        Act, this year we enacted the Jus-
                                                                                                                        tin Bailey Mental Health Improve-
                                                                                                                                                                       Editor Emeritus:
                                                                                                                                                                        Mary Anne Weber

                                                                                                                                                                CIRCULATION: 703-917-6481
                                                                                                                                                                   Circulation Manager:
made for our country. With one of       gram restores a full educational                            Legion, and         ment Act, further enhancing treat-              John Lovaas
the largest populations of veterans     benefit to the members of the          Jim Webb             Iraq and Af-        ment of Post-Traumatic Stress Dis-
and active duty service members,        “new greatest generation” who                               ghanistan Vet-      order and substance abuse prob-         CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
Virginia plays a vital role in our      have honorably served our coun-        erans of America. Over five hun-         lems.                                             L.L.C.
                                                                                                                                                                     Peter Labovitz
nation’s defense. It is only proper     try since 9/11. The program is         dred Members of Congress voted             These important legislative ac-             President/CEO
that we honor their service and sac-    similar to what the original “great-   for final passage of this new pro-       complishments stand as testament                 Mary Kimm
rifice with the necessary benefits      est generation” received when          gram. The President signed the           to the high priority this Congress     Publisher/Chief Operating Officer
that they have earned and deserve.      they returned home from World          new educational benefit into law         has placed on our nation’s veter-               703-917-6416
   The 110th Congress boasts sev-       War II.                                on June 30, 2008.                        ans. As we remember those who
                                                                                                                                                                        Jerry Vernon
eral important achievements for            In an effort spurred by our of-        Additionally, Congress passed an      have served in uniform this Veter-          Executive Vice President
America’s veterans and service          fice, later joined by fellow Vietnam   historic $47 billion in additional       ans’ Day, those of us who serve in              703-917-6404
members, enacting landmark new          veteran Sen. Chuck Hagel and two       veterans’ healthcare funding for         Washington will remain commit-
                                                                                                                                                                       Wesley DeBrosse
programs in healthcare and edu-         World War II veterans, Senators        fiscal year 2009, the largest annual     ted to taking care of those who                   Controller
cation and providing unprec-            John Warner and Frank                  funding level ever. This bill will im-   have taken care of us.                         Debbie Funk
edented funding levels that dem-        Lautenberg, we used a deliberately     prove and expand access to                                                              National Sales
onstrate our country’s commit-          bipartisan approach that eventu-       healthcare for thousands of veter-                                   
ment to those who have honorably        ally resulted in 58 Senate co-spon-    ans, particularly those in rural ar-       U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, former
served in our military.                 sors and 303 sponsors in the           eas who struggle with high gas           Secretary of the Navy, served as a
                                        House of Representatives.              prices as they commute long dis-         Marine Corps rifle platoon and
ON MY FIRST DAY in the U.S.                This new educational benefit,       tances for care.                         company commander in Vietnam.
8 ❖ Arlington Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2008                                                                                                     
                 Holiday Gift Guide 2008

Gifts Galore on Lee Highway
N. Arlington artery
a great place for
holiday shopping.
                     By David Schultz
                          The Connection

      t’s not exactly Rodeo Drive, but Lee

I     Highway in Arlington County can be
      a great place to find gifts for loved
      ones this holiday season. Stretching
from Rosslyn out to the county line and
beyond, Lee Highway is a major arterial
road in Arlington. It doesn’t have the brand-
name stores of the Pentagon City area or
the trendy cachet of the Rosslyn-Ballston
corridor. But for those willing to go off the
beaten path to find small, locally owned
shops, Lee Highway is a goldmine. Here are
four of the stores Lee Highway offers for
holiday shopping:

BIG WHEEL BIKES is located on Lee
Highway near Spout Run in a shopping cen-
ter that also features a Giant, a take-out
sushi restaurant and the Italian Store. The
bike shop has been in Arlington since 1999
and is part of a local franchise that has other
                                                                                                                                              Photo by David Schultz/The Connection
outlets in Bethesda, Washington D.C. and            Faith Jennings stands behind the rows of fresh dog treats made daily at Dogma Dog Bakery and Boutique.
Old Town Alexandria.
  Mike Hwang, the store’s manager, said
that business at Big Wheel Bikes is good, self with gold, diamonds and a geode-like erybody likes him,” she said.
with a steady stream of students and active ore called druzy.                                                                           Along Lee Highway
                                                                                                 The store doesn’t have any specific sales
professionals who like to use the county’s         “Jewelry is not consumable,” she said. planned for the winter holiday season. But            Big Wheel Bikes
many bike trails and lanes. In addition, the “You’ll have it for the rest of your life. [It’s it just finished a storewide sale for the Mus-    3119 Lee Highway
high cost of driving has driven many people a] tangible memory.”                              lim holiday of Eid, in which many items
towards bicycles. “When gas prices have            Facets will be placing many items on sale were 20 percent off.
gone up we did see a little surge,” Hwang for the holidays, Arnold said, and will also                                                          Facets Fine Jewelry
said.                                           be hosting a Ladies Night on Dec. 4 from 6 HUMANS AREN’T the only ones who                      4530 Lee Highway
                                                                            to 9 p.m. where need gifts this time of year. Canines are also      703-527-4247
  One of their most                                                                                                                   
popular models is a                                                         gift bags and entitled to some holiday cheer.
hybrid Marin San           “Jewelry is not                                  champagne will       For that, look no further than Dogma Dog       Bollywood Dallywood
                                                                            be given out.     Bakery and Boutique. Located on Harrison          5159 Lee Highway
Rafael bicycle that re-
tails for $599. The
                           consumable. You’ll have it                                         Street just off Lee Highway in the Harrison-      703-533-8093
                                                                            IF      ONE’S Lee Shopping Center, Dogma bakes pastries
Marin can be used as
an off-road and on-
                           for the rest of your life.”                      TASTES are designed specifically for pets. Faith
                                                                                                                                                Dogma Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique
                                                                                                                                                2445 North Harrison Street
road cycle, Hwang              — Alicia Arnold, Facets Fine Jewelry more interna- Jennings, who works behind the counter,                       703-237-5070
                                                                            tional, drive a said that the most popular of their confec-
  Because of the sea-                                                       mile down Lee tions is the D.C. Delight, which is made from
sonal nature of the bicycle business, Hwang Highway to Bollywood Dallywood, located peanut butter and oats.
said that business slows down in the cold in a shopping center with several stores and           The store isn’t just for the four-legged,
weather months. But he said that Big Wheel restaurants featuring ethnic fare. This bou- however. Dogma also sells toys and cloth-
Bikes would be having holiday sales on prior tique sells DVDs, CDs and clothing from ing for both adults and children. “People
year models and on their wide selection of India and Bangladesh.                              can come in here who don’t like dogs or
children’s bikes.                                  Bright-colored dresses and suits line the own a dog and they can walk out with some-
                                                walls at Bollywood Dallywood, which has thing for someone else,” store owner Mary
A LITTLE OVER a mile down the road is been located in Arlington for 12 years. Rows Hogan said.
Facets Fine Jewelry store. Locally owned and rows of movies and albums, most cost-               Hogan opened the store eight years ago
and operated, Facets is located in the Lee ing less than $10, are located below.              because she knew there was a market for
Heights Shops near Old Dominion Drive.             Sheuly Seltana, a shopkeeper at the store, high-end dog accessories in her North Ar-
  Alicia Arnold is a fourth-generation jew-     said that all of Bollywood                                                 lington neigh-
eler who works with her father at Facets. Dallywood’s items are im-                                                        borhood. Also,
“It’s a really good time to buy jewelry,” she ported from overseas.     “I just love dogs.”                                she said, she
said. “This is the time to buy before [the One of its most popular                                                         wanted a job
economy] gets better.”                          items, she said, is a film            — Mary Hogan, Dogma Dog              that would allow
  Facets Fine Jewelry is one of the few jew-    entitled “Baadshah,” a                         Bakery & Boutique           her to come to
elry stores that do repairs and restorations comedy about a kidnap-                                                        work with her
onsite. They also handcraft their own mer- ping gone wrong. The                                                            two mutts, Jack-
chandise. One of the items Arnold is most film stars Shah Khan, whom Seltana said son and Truman. “I just love dogs,” Hogan
proud of is an $895 necklace she made her- was the Indian Brad Pitt equivalent. “Ev- said.                                                   Arts ❖ Entertainment ❖ Leisure                                                                                               Arlington Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2008 ❖ 9
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                                                                                  There are many opportunities in Arlington to buy gifts while helping out local charities,
                                                                                  schools and others. Pictured from last year is the Washington-Lee Bazaar which will be
                                                                                  on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

                                                                                  Ongoing Events                              Bazaars, Fairs                                    N. Stafford St. Features jewelry, gifts,
                                                                                                                                                                                collectibles and more. Free. 703-516-
                                                                                                                                 Throughout the holiday season, visit           7007.
                                                                                    The Arlington Planetarium,                one of the many bazaars and fairs for
                                                                                  1426 N. Quincy St. presents “Tis the        unique gifts for family, friends and oth-
                                                                                  Season” begins Friday, Nov. 21-             ers on your list. A variety of items will be   SUNDAY/DEC. 7
                                                                                  Dec. 21. Celebrates winter-illuminated      sold along with food and beverages.            Advent Fair at the Little Falls
                                                                                  by the stars, the customs and the char-                                                      Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls
                                                                                  acter of the special time. Showtimes are                                                     Road, Arlington, from 4-6 p.m.
                                                                                  Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and      SATURDAY/DEC. 6                                  Featuring: make your own Christmas
                                                                                  Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. $3/         Mistletoe Mall at the Unitarian                  decorations and ornaments, food and
                                                                                  adult; $2/senior and child. 703-228-          Universalist Church of Arlington,              singing. Call 703-538-5230.
                                                                                  6070.                                         4444 Arlington Blvd., from 10 a.m.-4         Mistletoe Mall at the Unitarian
                                                                                                                                p.m. Featuring hand-crafted pottery,           Universalist Church of Arlington,
                                                                                    Santa arrives at the Ballston Mall          jewelry and clothing. There is a               4444 Arlington Blvd., from 1-4 p.m.
                                                                                  from the North Pole. The booth will           children’s mall where they can shop            Featuring hand-crafted pottery,
                                                                                  open for pictures Friday, Nov. 28 from        by themselves from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.              jewelry and clothing. Artists work
                                                                                  noon-6 p.m. and will be open on Satur-        Live music, food and a bake sale. Call         from the area and from Central and
                                                                                                                                703-892-2565.                                  South America, the Middle East and
                                                                                  days and Sundays until Monday, Dec.
                                                                                                                              Holiday Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at                Iraq. Live music, food and a bake
                                                                                  17, when it will be open every day from                                                      sale. Call 703-892-2565.
                                                                                  noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 the             Washington-Lee High School, 1301
                                                                                  booth will be open until 9 p.m. while on
                                                                                  Christmas Eve, the booth will close at 6
                                                                                  p.m. Visit
                                                                                  for more information.                           Theater Events                                and Seniors. Box office tickets
                                                                                                                                                                                are $5 more per ticket.
                                                                                                                                     This year’s theatre brings to life
                                                                                    Holiday House at Fort C.F. Smith              “The Nutcracker” in various adapta-        SATURDAY/DEC. 6
                                                                                  Park’s Hendry House, 2411 N. 24th St.,          tions. Also check the ongoing section
                                                                                  Arlington. Enjoy a juried arts and crafts       for more theater listings.                 Theater Performance.
                                                                                  sale by local artisans from Dec. 13-21.                                                      “Nutcracker” at 2 p.m. and 7:30
                                                                                                                                                                               p.m. at Thomas Jefferson
                                                                                  Hours are Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;
                                                                                                                                  MONDAY/DEC. 1                                Community Theatre, 125 S. Old
                                                                                  Sundays noon-5 p.m. and Wednesday,                                                           Glebe Road, Arlington. Buy
                                                                                  Dec. 12 from noon-8 p.m. Free. Call              Duke Ellington “Nutcracker.”
                                                                                                                                                                               tickets online at
                                                                                  703-243-7329.                                      At 6 p.m., the U.S. Army Blues
                                                                                                                                                                      or at
                                                                                                                                     Jazz Ensemble presents its most
                                                                                                                                                                               Arlington Center for Dance, 3808
                                                                                     Holiday Gift Wrap Center. From                  popular concert featuring a mix
                                                                                                                                                                               Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-
                                                                                  Nov. 29-Dec. 24 support the Juvenile               of Stan Kenton’s seasonal tunes
                                                                                                                                                                               522-2414. Advance Sale Tickets:
                                                                                  Diabetes Research Foundation by hav-               and the playful and creative
                                                                                                                                     Duke Ellington Nutcracker. Free           $22/$25 Adults, $17/$22 Youth
                                                                                  ing them wrap your holiday gifts,                                                            and Seniors. Box office tickets
                                                                                                                                     at Millenium Stage, Kennedy
                                                                                  located on the 2nd level in front of The           Center. Call 703-696-3399 or              are $5 more per ticket.
                                                                                  French Connection. They offer a variety            visit for
                                                                                  of paper, bows and boxes from which to             more information.
                                                                                  choose. All proceeds benefit the Juvenile
                                                                                                                                                                             SUNDAY/DEC. 7
                                                                                  Diabetes Research Foundation and the                                                       Theater Performance.
                                                                                  Simon Youth Foundation. For more in-            FRIDAY/DEC. 5                                “Nutcracker” at 1 p.m. and 5
                                                                                  formation or to view a list of                                                               p.m. at Thomas Jefferson
                                                                                                                                  Theater Performance.
                                                                                  participating       charities,      visit                                                    Community Theatre, 125 S. Old
                                                                                                                                    “Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. at
                                                                                                                                       Glebe Road, Arlington. Buy
                                                                                                                                    Thomas Jefferson Community
                                                                                                                                                                               tickets online at
                                                                                                                                    Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road,
                                                                                                                                    Arlington. Buy tickets online at  or at
                                                                                    “The Penguin Story” perfor-                                                                Arlington Center for Dance, 3808
                                                                                  mances, from Nov. 22 through Jan.        or at
                                                                                                                                    Arlington Center for Dance, 3808           Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-
                                                                                  25 at Classika Theater, 4041 Campbell                                                        522-2414. Advance Sale Tickets:
                                                                                  Ave., are Saturdays and Sundays at                Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-
                                                                                                                                    522-2414. Advance Sale Tickets:            $22/$25 Adults, $17/$22 Youth
                                                                                  12:30 p.m. There will be extra perfor-                                                       and Seniors. Box office tickets
                                                                                  mances. $12/advance; $15/door. Visit              $22/$25 Adults, $17/$22 Youth
                                                                                                                                                                               are $5 more per ticket.
                                                                         or 1-800-494-8497.

10 ❖ Arlington Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2008                                                                                                                     
Art and Classes
  Many art studios will hold their an-
nual holiday art gatherings where
people can meet the artists and browse
and buy some original art work. There
are also many workshops available to
learn how to decorate table tops for
Thanksgiving, make homemade soaps
for presents among others.

Winter Show. Arlington Artists
                                                                                                                                                         Home Improvements and Repairs that Always Get an A+
  Alliance will have its winter show
  and sale including oil, pastel and                                                                                                                           Fully Insured Class A Contractor
  water media painters, potters and
  woodworkers from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at
  Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St.
  Free. Visit for
  more information.

SUNDAY/DEC. 7                              50% TO 75% OFF
Winter Show. Arlington Artists
  Alliance will have its winter show
                                           ALL POTS                                                          50% OFF
  and sale including oil, pastel and
  water media painters, potters and         35% OFF                                                           Rhododendrons, Roses,
  woodworkers from noon-5 p.m. with                        ARBORVITAE,
  a demonstration on making holiday               JAPANESE MAPLES, FOUNTAINS,                                     Crape Myrtles
  cards and gifts from 1-2 p.m. Free.              SPRUCE, BENCHES, ARBORS &
  Visit                    STATUARY
  for more information.                                                                                      MULCH 3 cu. ft. $2.99
                                            25% OFF
                                            ALL NURSERY STOCK & PERENNIALS.
                                                                                                             BEAUTIFUL HOLLIES CHEAP
                                                                                                                   5’ for $74.99
Holiday Gifts.4:30-5:30 p.m. at Gulf                         ORCHIDS, BONSAI                                  Cyclamen, Cacti, Mini Oranges
  Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military       AZALEAS BUY 1 GET 2 FREE                                              Tropical House Plants
  Road, Arlington. Learn how to make               HALLOWEEN, HERBS, HOSTA,
  decorations inspired by animals. $5/               PLASTIC POTS, BASKETS
  child, ages 5-11. Registration                      LANDSCAPE DESIGN FREE*                                 patios, walls PRICE
  required 703-228-4747.                                              *WITH MIN.      PRICE                  walkways       CUT
                                                                                      Open 9-5 7 Days
                                                                                                              paver driveways
                                           9023 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA • 703-573-5025
Holiday Animal Workshop. 4:30-             2 Miles West of I-495 on Rt. 50 1 mile from I-66 (Vienna Metro)     and so much more.
  5:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature            
  Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road,
  Arlington, for children ages 5-11
  years. Make crafts inspired by
  animals. $5/child, reservations
  required, 703-228-3403.

Holiday Wreath Workshop. Make a
  wreath or centerpiece from local
  greens, pine cones and other natural
  materials at 2 p.m. at Long Branch
  Nature Center 625 S. Carlin Springs
  Road. Cost is $30/adult age 12 and
  older. Registration required, 703-

Holiday House. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fort
  C.F. Smith, 2411 N. Kent St. all ages
  can browse local arts and crafts.
  There will be a special children’s
  section. Free. 703-243-4342.

Holiday House. Noon-5 p.m. at Fort
  C.F. Smith, 2411 N. Kent St. all ages
  can browse local arts and crafts.
  There will be a special children’s
  section. Free. 703-243-4342.

Holiday House. Noon-8 p.m. at Fort
  C.F. Smith, 2411 N. Kent St. all ages
  can browse local arts and crafts.
  There will be a special children’s
  section. Free. 703-243-4342.

Winter Show. Arlington Artists
  Alliance will have its winter show
  and sale including oil, pastel and
  water media painters, potters and
  woodworkers from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at
  Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St.
  Free. Visit for
  more information.
               See Arts, Page 16                                                                                                                  Arlington Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2008 ❖ 11
                                                                                                                 Holiday Calendar
                                                                                                                                                       Arlington lights up in the                       Shirlington, 4000 Campbell Ave., will
                                                                                                                                                                                                        officially kick off the holiday season   THURSDAY/DEC. 4
                                                                                                                                                       beginning of December with                       with its annual Light Up the Village     Light Up Rosslyn will start at 5:30
                                                                                                                                                       the first tree lighting at                       event at 6:30 p.m. Festivities include      p.m. with Beltway Brass, The
                                                                                                                                                       Shirlington (pictured from                       a tree lighting ceremony, free horse        Metropolitan Chorus at 6:30 p.m. and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and carriage rides, photos with Santa,      the ceremonial light switch will be
                                                                                                                                                       last year).                                      holiday carolers, strolling                 flipped at 6:45 p.m. All takes place
                                                                                                                                                                                                        entertainment, delicious refreshments       underneath the JumboTron, 1100
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and more. Free. Visit                       Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. Bring
                                                                                                                                                       Areas Light Up                          or call
                                                                                                                                                                                                        301-998-8395 for more information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    donations from A-SPAN’s list. Visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for more.
                                                                                                                                                          Four areas in Arlington are celebrating       on the event.
                                                                                                                                                       a community-wide holiday kick-off with
                                                                                                                                                       tree lightings. Area tree lightings include                                               FRIDAY/ DEC. 5
                                                                                                                                                       various activities such as photos with        WEDNESDAY/DEC. 3                            Miracle on 23rd Street Tree
                                                                                                                                                       Santa, a visit from the Washington Capi-      Ballston Tree Lighting. Help light the        Lighting Ceremony. 750 S. 23rd
                                                                                                                                                       tals’ mascot, receptions, caroling and          Ballston Holiday tree in Welburn            St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. The event,
                                                                                                                                                       more.                                           Square at 5:30 p.m. with a reception        features caroling, refreshments, prizes
                                                                                                                                                                                                       to follow in the lobby of the Qwest         and a special visitor from the North
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Building, 4250 N. Fairfax Drive. There      Pole. Tree lighting at 6:30, a visit
                                                                                                                                                       TUESDAY/DEC. 2                                  will be music, food and beverages and       from Santa at 6:45, followed by a
                                                                                                                                                       Light Up the Village. The Village at            special guests. Free.                       reception. Call 703-521-4441.

 Mom’sPizza                                                                                                                                              Senior Events
                                                                                                                                                           Arlington seniors can take part in a
                                                                                                                                                         variety of different holiday events.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        noon, Culpepper Garden Senior
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Register by Dec. 5, 703-228-4403.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jennifer Sole will conduct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   workshop on creating holiday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ornaments and decorations inspired

  Restaurant                                                                                                                                                                                            Free.                                      by nature and animals, 10:15 a.m.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   16th St. No fee. Register early, as
  Serving Greek & Italian Cuisine                                                                                                                        THURSDAY/DEC. 4                             TUESDAY/DEC. 9                                space is limited, 703-228-0955.
  Lunch & Dinner                                                                                                                                         Gift Wrap Help. Learn how to gift           Greens Making. Annual Making of the         Music. Holiday Concert by the
  M-Th: 11 AM - 1 AM                                 Appetizers • Calzones                                                                                  wrap from professional wrappers,           Greens at Lee Senior Center, 11:15          barbershop group, The Songfellows,
  F & Sat: 11 AM - 2 AM                                                                                                                                     Diane Bender and Margaret                  a.m., 5722 Lee Highway. Lee supplies        11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior
  Sun: 11 PM - Midnight                              Salads • Pizza • Gyros                                                                                 Puritano, 10 a.m., Culpepper               the greens, attendees should bring          Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive.
                                                                                                                                                            Garden Senior Center, 4435 N.                                                          Free. Call to sign up, 703-228-
                                                                Daily Specials                                                                              Pershing Drive. Free. Get one small
                                                                                                                                                                                                       containers, candles, accessories. Cost
                                                                                                                                                                                                       is $1. Call to register, 703-228-0555.      4403.
                                                               Homemade Soup                                                                                or one medium package wrapped.           Music Performance. Holiday Concert
                                                                                                                                                            Call to register by Dec. 1, 703-228-
        (703) 920-7789                                         3255 Columbia Pike,
                                                                  Arlington, VA
                                                                                                                                                                                                       featuring Big Band music by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Swing Set, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FRIDAY/DEC. 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Holiday Luncheon. Winter Holiday
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing
 Delivery Available        On/Off ABC                                                                                                                                                                                                              Luncheon for adults 55+, noon,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Drive. Free. Call to register, 703-228-
 M-Th: 11 AM - 12:30 AM
 F & Sat: 11 AM - 1:30 AM   License
                                                  2 Greek Salads
                                                                                    3 OFF
                                                                                Any Large Pizza w/
                                                                                                                                                         MONDAY/DEC. 8
                                                                                                                                                         Wreath Workshop. Living Wreath
                                                                                                                                                                                                       4403.                                       Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   18th St. Musical entertainment by
 Sun: 11 PM - 11:30 PM (Lunch & Dinner only)                                                                                                               workshop, conducted by Northern                                                         Milton Nelson. Cost is $6 plus item
                                                  w/2 Pita Bread                2 or More Toppings                    Dine-in Only. Expires 11/31/08   Dine-in Only. Expires 11/31/08
                                                                                                                                                           Virginia Master Gardeners, Joanne         THURSDAY/DEC. 11                              for women’s shelter. Register by
                                                                                                                                                           Hutton and Carol Rosen, 10 a.m.-          Holiday Workshop. Parks naturalist            Dec. 10 by calling 703-228-5722.

                                                                                                                                                  of pictures
                                                                                                                                                  of sports,
                                                                                                                                                  and more—
                                                                                                                                                  but posted
                                                                                                                                                  on the
                                                                                                                                                  Web. Free
                                                                                                                                                  for evalua-
                                                                                                                                                  tion, avail-
                                                                                                                                                  able for

                                                                                                                                                    Click on
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                         THE CARLIN                                                                              Calendar
                  The Best in Senior Living                                                              Send items to The Arlington Connec-   or 703-     Women can learn how to sing with
                           Starting at 55 years                                                        tion     by     e-mailing      it    to          248-6800.                                 lessons in a group from 7-8 p.m. on
     Offering                                                                                                                                        Nov. 24, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10.
                                                                                                       Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before       See art by Margaret Fisher and                Free. Held at The Hermitage, 5000
     •   Rents Starting at $950
                                                                                                       publication. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-         Frank Barsalou,”Collaboration and          Fairbanks Ave., Alexandria. 703-764-
     •   All Utilities Included                                                                                                                        Interpretation,” through Dec. 21 at        3896 to RSVP.
                                                                                                       917-6407 with any questions. Photos are
     •   And Just Two Blocks from Ballston Metro                                                                                                       Schlesinger Center Fisher Art Gallery.
     •   Frost-Free Refrigerator                                                                                                                       Free.                                    Arlington’s David M. Brown
     •   Underground Garage Parking                                                                                                                                                                 Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St.
                                                                                                       ART LISTING:                                 Arlington artist Barbara Weber                  presents “Tis the Season” from
     •   Spacious Kitchens and Bathrooms                                                                                                               will have work on display during the         Friday, Nov. 21 through
     •   Wellness Programs                                                                             The Arlington Artists Alliance “Fall
                                                                                                                                                       Holiday Open House at Artists’               Saturday, Dec. 21. Shows are
                                                                                                         Colors Art Show” will be at the
     •   Full-Time Social Services Coordinator                                                           Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N.               Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St.,           Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
     •   Prices are Subject to Change                                                                                                                  Occoquan, from Dec. 2 through                and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
                                                                                                         Quaker Lane through Dec. 1. Free.
                                                                                                         Visit                                         Jan. 5. Visit                                $3/adult; $2/senior and child. 703-
                   703-243-4300                                                                 for or
                         Call Today
                   4300 N. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22203                                                                                                                             WEDNESDAY/NOV.19
                                                                                                       See the Arlington Arts Center                ONGOING:
                                                                                                          Performance Series from Oct. 10                                                       Poetry Reading. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon
                                                                                                                                                    Bear Rock Café, 2200 N.                       City Borders, 1201 South Hayes St.
                                                                                                          through Nov. 29 at 3550 Wilson
                                                                                                          Blvd. The series will feature               Westmoreland St., will sponsor a            Featuring Collective Voices - Sylvia
                     OPEN HOUSES                                                                          performance art pieces by Virginia
                                                                                                          Warwick, Judy Stone, and Sarada
                                                                                                                                                      series of six evening dining
                                                                                                                                                      opportunities to benefit the band
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dianne Beverly, Evette Keene, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Joy Alford. Music will be provided by
                                         in Arlington                                                     Conaway. All three will perform             program at Yorktown High School.            Shep Williams and friends. Free.
                                                                                                          together only on Oct. 30, from 7 – 9        The restaurant will donate 10             Author Signing. 7 p.m. at Shirlington
                             Sat/Sun November 22 & 23                                                     p.m.                                        percent of the proceeds from each           Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Solveig
                                                                                                                                                      dinner ticket on Friday evenings            Eggerz will talk about her book “Seal
                                                                                                       See “Places Near and Far” by Jane              starting Oct. 24 through Nov. 28.           Woman.” Free. 703-931-0153.
                                                                                                          McElvany Coonce, a life long
                                                                                                                                                      For the band to receive credit,           Run Turkey, Run. 10:30 a.m. at Gulf
                                                                                                          Arlington resident and artist               patrons are asked to mention their          Branch Nature Center, 3608 N.
                                                                                                                                                      support of the YHS band program             Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can
                                                                                                          through November at Central
                                                                                                          Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free.           when placing their order.                   learn about these animals in
                                                                                                          703-524-7049.                                                                           camouflage. $3/child. Registration
                                                                                                                                                    The Arlington Farmers’ Market                 required, 703-228-3403.
                                                                                                       See “New Images in Fiber” at the
                                                                                                                                                       takes place on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-    Turkey Tidbits. 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                       noon year round. Located at the            or 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature
                                                                                                          Marymount University Barry Art
                                                                                                                                                       intersection of N. Courthouse Road         Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road.
                                                                                                          Gallery, 2807 N. Glebe Road, from
                                                                                                                                                       and N. 14th Street. Visit                  Preschoolers will learn about turkeys.
                                                                                                          Nov. 7 through Dec. 9. The exhibit
                                                                                                                                                          $3/child. Registration required, 703-
                                                                                                          will showcase the work of eleven
                                                                                                                                                       for more on the market and vendors.        228-6535.
                                                                                                          local artists who have spun unique
                                                                                                          approaches to fiber art.                                                              Graduate Gemologists. 4 p.m. at
                                                                                                                                                    The Columbia Pike Farmers Market              Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N.
                                                                                                                                                       is located in Pike Park, corner of S.      Military Road. Children ages 8-12
                                                                                                       See the Fall Solos 2008 through
                                                                                                                                                       Walter Reed Drive and Columbia             can learn about apatite. $5/child.
                                                                                                          Nov. 29 at Arlington Arts Center,
                                                                                                                                                       Pike. Open Sundays through                 Registration required, 703-228-3403.
                                                                                                          3550 Wilson Blvd. Art by Katie
                                                                                                                                                       November from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.
                         2344 Taylor St N • $1,187,000 • Open Sun 1-4pm                                   Creyts, Lily Cox-Richard and more.                                                            See Calendar, Page 16
                               Lisa Koch, Weichert, 703-527-3300                                          Free. Visit
  When you visit one of these Open Houses, tell the Realtor you saw it in this Connection Newspaper.
        For more real estate listings and open houses visit,
                              click the Real Estate links on the right side.
     Call Specific Agents to Confirm Dates & Times.                                                       Warmer Beach Waters Worth the Drive
                                              22201                                                           Explore golf passion at more than 100 courses
  2001 15th St N #1505 $1,247,500     Sun 1-4pm   Keri O’Sullivan   Re/Max Allegiance 703-522-1940

  918 16th St S          $1,175,000   Sun 1-4pm   Andrea Nielsen    Long & Foster     703-855-2553

  922 Rolfe St S           $499,000   Sun 1-4pm   Larry Smith       Keller Williams   703-201-4400
  2700 16th St S #676      $349,900   Sun 1-4pm   Douglas Wood      Samson Realty     703-338-3660

  5720 N 19th St           $599,900   Sun 1-4pm   David Lloyd       Weichert          703-593-3204
  1210 N Frederick St      $847,900   Sun 1-4pm   Michelle Sagatov Fall Properties    703-402-9361
  5725 16th St N           $649,900   Sun 1-4pm   Mary Mandrgoc Long & Foster         703-938-4200
  2223 Greenbrier St N $1,495,000     Sun 1-4pm   Margaret Earnest Long & Foster      703-873-3500
                                                                                                              Drive couple hours south of Outer Banks and discover ocean breezes and
  2243 Greenbrier St N $1,249,900     Sun 1-4pm   Florann Audia     Long & Foster     703-973-5104            soothing golf for months longer at quiet, quaint Sunset Beach, NC, located
  905 Kensington St N    $1,195,000   Sun 1-4pm   Marty Merrian     Long & Foster     703-795-0099            just across the state line and 30 minute drive time from airport in busy
  909 Kensington St N      $599,000   Sun 1-4pm   Marty Merrian     Long & Foster     703-795-0099
                                                                                                              Myrtle Beach, SC. Furnished 3 or 4 bdrm, 2 bath, $525,000. Newly remod-
                                                                                                              eled, bright and airy single family, beach island home on a secluded area
  1708 Kenilworth St N $1,100,000     Sun 1-4pm   Megan McMorrow Long & Foster        703-403-5543            of the island surrounded by views of the canal, marsh and ocean inlet. Sit
                                              22206                                                           on one of the newly built front porches (1 screened) and capture a gor-
                                                                                                              geous sunrise with your morning coffee or unwind with friends in the eve-
  3205 Stafford St S       $417,900   Sat 1-4pm   Diane Lee         McEnearney        703-549-9292            ning on the back deck and experience stunning sunset views.
  1414 Greenbrier St S     $499,000   Sun 1-4pm   Marty Merriam     Long & Foster     703-795-0099

  2030 Vermont St N #303 $299,900     Sat 1-4pm   Herbert Riggs     Keller Williams   703-535-3610
  2344 Taylor St N       $1,187,000   Sun 1-4pm   Lisa Koch         Weichert          703-527-3300
  3740 Nelson St N         $944,000   Sun 1-4pm   David Wolfe       Long & Foster     703-258-9098

       For an Open House Listing Form,                                                                          Whether looking for an investment property with excellent
  call Deb Funk at 703-518-4631 or e-mail                                                                         rental history, a vacation home on an unique island,
                                                                                                                     or a little bit of both, this is the house for you.
    All listings due by Monday at 3 p.m.                                                                              Call Carly or David, 336-282-1870
14 ❖ Arlington Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2008                                                                                                                                           Arlington Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2008 ❖ 15
                   Holiday Calendar
Family Events                                  learn about these animals in
                                               camouflage. $3/child. Registration
                                               required, 703-228-3403.
                                                                                         Pass. Tickets sold at the door. Enjoy
                                                                                         breakfast with Santa from 9:30-10:30
                                                                                         a.m. for $25/person. For more
  Families can come together and enjoy
                                                                                         information or a list of events, visit
a multitude of events geared towards                                           
families, from a Turkey Trot to breakfast                .
                                            SATURDAY, NOV 22
with Santa.                                 Enchanted Forest. Hosted by the
                                              Junior League of Northern Virginia                   .
                                                                                      WEDNESDAY/NOV 26
            .                                 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Sheraton    Thanksgiving Throwdown 2007 at
                                              Reston Hotel, 11819 Sunrise Valley.       the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson
Turkey Tidbits. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30            This event includes visits with Santa     Blvd. Arlington, from 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
  p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center,          Claus, holiday crafts, games and two      featuring Kristen and the Noise and
  625 S. Carlin Springs Road.                 special events. $7 or $5 for a Santa      DJ Pat Premier. There will be prizes.
  Preschoolers will learn about turkeys.      Pass. Tickets sold at the door. Enjoy     $10 with canned goods $15 without.
  $3/child. Registration required, 703-       breakfast with Santa from 9:30-10:30      Call 703-469-2244 or visit http://
  228-6535.                                   a.m. for $25/person. Visit      
Run Turkey, Run. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 
  p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center,
  3608 N. Military Road. Children ages                                                          .
                                                                                      FRIDAY/NOV 28
  3-5 can learn about these animals in                .
                                            SUNDAY/NOV 23                             Black Friday. The Fashion Centre at
  camouflage. $3/child. Registration        Enchanted Forest. Hosted by the              Pentagon City will open its doors to
  required, 703-228-3403.                     Junior League of Northern Virginia         the public on Black Friday, at 5 a.m.
                                              from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Sheraton           Many stores open for business
                                                                                                                                  Many different music events take place during the holi-
                                              Reston Hotel, 11819 Sunrise Valley.        between 5 and 6, with all stores open    days, including the 18th annual Messiah sing-along on
                                              This event includes visits with Santa      for business by 6 a.m. The mall will     Sunday, Dec. 7, pictured.
Run Turkey, Run. 1:30 p.m. at Gulf            Claus, holiday crafts, games and two       close at 10 p.m. Visit
  Branch Nature Center, 3608 N.
  Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can
                                              special events. $7 or $5 for a Santa
                                                                                                                                  Holiday Music                                Christmas Celebration. 7:30
                                                                                                                                                                               p.m. at Mount Olivet United
From Page 14                                  Center, 4200 S. Four Mile Run. $20        Center, NVCC,3001 n. Beauregard
                                                                                                                                  Events                                       Methodist Church Sanctuary, 1500
                                                                                                                                                                               N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Concert
                                                                                                                                     There are a multitude of music events     features the Mount Olivet Brass
                                              per team. Pre-registration and shin-      St., Alexandria. See the U.S. Army
                                                                                                                                  to celebrate the holidays and being with     and more. Free. Call 703-527-
                                              guards are required. To register          Orchestra with guest artist Amy
Crafts for Kids. 4 p.m. at Central            contact Edson Bravo at 703.228.7783       Porter on flute. Free. Call               loved ones.
  Library, 1015 N. Quincy St.                 or                  703.696.3399 or visit
  Elementary aged children can learn        Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore      for                                                               MONDAY/DEC. 15
  how to make origami. Free, but              Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Springs         information.                              FRIDAY/DEC. 5
                                                                                                                                                                             Holiday Concert. 7:30 p.m. at
  registration required. 703-228-5946.        Road. Washington Balalaika Society      Improv For Teens. 5-7 p.m. at the           Joyful Christmas Concert. 7:30
                                                                                                                                                                               Arlington Unitarian Universalist
                                              Concert. Visit http://                    Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd. All          p.m. Rose Bente Lee Center in
                                                                                                                                                                               Church. Over 150 singers will
                                                             levels welcome. Visit                       Marymount, 2807 N. Glebe Road.
            .                                                                                                                                                                  perform holiday favorites
                                            Improv 101. Noon-2 p.m. at the     for more.                Hear music by the Randolph
                                                                                                                                                                               including chorals from Goodwin
Community Concert. 7:30 p.m. at               Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd.                                                        Elementary School choir and more.
  Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road, Fort         Learn the basics of Improv comedy.       For more Arlington calendar ite              Free. There will be a tree lighting at
                                                                                                                                                                               House. Free. Visit http://
                                                                                                                                                                      or 571-215-
  Myer. Hear the U.S. Army Concert            All levels welcome. Visit               and   announcements,       visit              7 p.m. 703-284-1611.
  Band perform parts of “Pershing’s  for more.  
  Own.” Free. Call 703.696.3399 or          Improv Class. Noon-2 p.m. at the
                                                                                                                                  SATURDAY/DEC. 6
  visit for
                                              Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd.
                                              ComedySportz performance skills
                                                                                         Arts                                     Music Performance. 5 p.m. at First
                                                                                                                                                                             WEDNESDAY/DEC. 17
                                                                                                                                                                             Music Performance. Potomac
Book talk. 7-9 p.m. at Fairlington            class. Visit for       From Page 11                                Presbyterian Church of Arlington,
                                                                                                                                                                              Harmony Chorus performs
  Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford          more.                                     Holiday House. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at            601 N. Vermont St. Enjoy singing the
                                                                                                                                                                              “Celebrate with Light!” a holiday
  St. Author and Professor Jeff Kirwan      Author Signing. 2 p.m. at Borders,            Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. Kent St.         Advent/Christmas portion of this
                                                                                                                                                                              music show and sing-along at
  will speak about his search of              Pentagon, 1201 Hayes St. Solveig            all ages can browse local arts            masterpiece with members of the
                                                                                                                                                                              Ballston Mall, at 8 p.m. Free. Call
  Virginia’s most remarkable trees.           Eggerz will talk about her book “Seal       and crafts. There will be a               chorus or listen to the music. Free.
                                                                                                                                                                              703-764-3896 or 703-979-8028 or
  Tour of local trees to follow. Free.        Woman.” Free. 703-418-0166.                 special children’s section. Free.         Non-perishable food and donations
  Call 703-228-6423 for more.               Music Performance. 7-10 p.m. at               703-243-4342.                             will be accepted. 703-933-2500 or
Music Performance. 7-10 p.m. at               Saigonique Vietnamese Restaurant,                                                     visit for more.
  Saigonique Vietnamese Restaurant,           4251 Campbell Ave. Hear Vaughn                                                                                                 SATURDAY/DEC. 20
  4251 Campbell Ave. Hear Vaughn              McClarrin. Free. Visit                    SUNDAY/DEC. 21                                                                       Brass & Bells. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas
  McClarrin. Free. Visit             or                                                   SUNDAY/DEC. 7
                                                                                        Winter Show. Arlington Artists                                                         Jefferson Theatre, 125 S. Old or           202-812-6301.                               Alliance will have its winter           “Songs and Stories of Christmas”
                                                                                                                                                                               Glebe Road. $18/adult; $15/
  202-812-6301.                             Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at               show and sale including oil,              Christmas carols and Advent and
                                                                                                                                                                               senior, military. Visit
Garden Meeting. 10 a.m. at the Little         Kenmore Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin           pastel and water media painters,          Solstice poems and readings,
                                                                                                                                                                      or 703-933-
  Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little      Springs Road. See the Washington            potters and woodworkers from              performed by the Washington
  Falls Road. Learn about Holiday             Balalaika Society perform. $20/adult;       noon-5 p.m. with a                        Women’s Chorus at 4 p.m. at St.
  floral designs. Free. 703-525-8576.         $18/senior. Visit         demonstration on making                   Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000
                                              or 703-549-2010.                            holiday cards and gifts from 1-2          Lorcom Lane, Arlington. For more         SUNDAY/DEC. 21
                                            Fund-raiser. Key Club will hold fund-         p.m. Free. Visit                          information, visit
            .                                                                                                                                                                Music Performance. Potomac
                                              raiser for HIV/AIDS all day at the           Harmony Chorus performs
Tales from India. 3:30 p.m. at                Baja Fresh in Rosslyn. E-mail               for more information.                   18th Annual Messiah Sing-Along at           “Celebrate with Light!” a holiday
   Gunston Theater One, 2700 S. Lang for the           Holiday House. Noon-5 p.m. at               St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4250 N.     music show and sing-along at
   St. Presented by Indian Dance              flyer. º                                    Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. Kent St.         Glebe Road, Arlington, at 7:30 p.m.       Thomas Jefferson Theater, 125
   Educators for children of all ages.                                                    all ages can browse local arts            Call 703-536-6606.                        South Old Glebe Road, at 3 p.m.
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                                            SUNDAY/NOV 23
                                                      .                                                                                                                       Adults $15, Seniors (62 & over),
   5479.                                                                                  special children’s section. Free.       SUNDAY/DEC. 14                              Children (12 & under) $12. Call
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   midnight at Barcroft Sports & Fitness      Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts                                                   Choral Union Candlelight                    visit

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the School Board considered the overcrowding is-
sue, Smith proposed a plan that would have radi-
cally redrawn Arlington’s elementary school bound-                                                                                              703-351-1333
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students. Faced with widespread parent outrage, the                                                                                     Located on Wilson Blvd., Across from Gold’s Gym

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School Board rejected Smith’s proposal and opted to                                                                            
revisit the issue in a year.
   Since then, elementary schools in Arlington, many
of which were at more than 100 percent capacity,           The superintendent’s plan hinges on the
have become more crowded. Simply moving students           ability to move a school to the Wilson
from school to school is no longer an option, school       School building, shown here.                                                  St. Albans School
administrators said. “We do need additional capac-                                                                                     Admissions Open House
ity,” Assistant Superintendent Meg Tuccillo said.
“There’s no way around it. We need more space.”               Overcrowding Plan
(See sidebar.)                                                  The following are some of the details of Superintendent
                                                              Robert Smith’s two-pronged proposal to reduce over-
                                                              crowding in Arlington elementary schools.                                                                                       Lower School
EVEN THOUGH Smith’s proposal has just been
                                                                                                                                                                                               (Grades 4-8)
unveiled, many Nottingham parents are already wary            SHORT-TERM:
of what it could mean for their child’s educational              ❖ Install modular classrooms at Barrett and                                                                                     Sunday,
future. Several said that grandfathering should be            Jamestown Elementary School in 2010 and Carlin                                                                               November 23, 2008
                                                              Springs and Nottingham Elementary Schools in 2011.
allowed so students that are currently attending the             ❖ Move the VPI program from Long-Branch Elemen-
                                                                                                                                                                                           1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
school, as well as their younger siblings, can remain         tary School to Hoffman-Boston Elementary School and                                    Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW
at Nottingham.                                                redirect transfers from Fort Myer to Hoffman-Boston
                                                                                                                                                           Washington, DC 20016-5095
   “My preschooler will survive at Taylor,” Nottingham        beginning in 2010.                                                                      (Located on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral)
                                                                 ❖ Move 176 students from Nottingham, Long                               St. Albans is an Episcopal college preparatory school for day boys in Grades 4 through
parent Bob Neuman said, “But siblings need to go to           Branch and Oakridge Elementary Schools to Hoffman-                       12 and for boarders in Grades 9 through 12. St. Albans welcomes applications from boys
school with their brothers and sisters.”                      Boston and Taylor Elementary Schools.                                             of all cultural, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds. Please visit
                                                                                                                                   or call the Admissions Office at 202-537-6440 for more
   The anger and frustration from last year’s over-                                                                                                information. No reservations necessary to attend the Open House.
crowding process still lingers with many of these               ❖ Create an elementary school at the currently va-
parents. One woman was on the verge of tears as               cant Wilson School building in five to six years through
she recounted last year’s proposal. Several hundred           a public/private partnership.
parents came to School Board meetings to express                ❖ Move Arlington Traditional School or Arlington
                                                              Science Focus School to the Wilson School.
their opposition to Smith’s plan, which School Board            ❖ Create a neighborhood school at the building va-
Chairman Ed Fendley described at the time as “ter-            cated by either Arlington Traditional or Science Focus.
   “I don’t think you can take last year’s plan seri-
ously,” Neuman said. “It was so over the top.”             the School Board,” he said in an interview conducted
   Smith has said that he was trying to put forth a        earlier this year.
proposal that both solved the overcrowding prob-             The School Board cannot please everyone with its
lem and didn’t violate the rules the School Board          decision on this issue, Nottingham parent Nicole
had set at the outset of the process. For example,         Finnegan said. In her opinion, they need to make a
any changes to the admissions policies of Arlington        difficult decision that will allow them to put the over-
Traditional School were off the table.                     crowding issue behind them once and for all. “We
   “I thought that I was compelled to follow the guide-    are promising too much to everyone,” Finnegan said.
lines and the direction that had been established by       “They made some big mistakes last year.”

   Board Members Hesitant on Wilson Plan
         s a long-term solution to    pressed a desire to have a perma-         big unknown,” Board Member

  A       alleviate overcrowding
          in Arlington elementary
  schools, Superintendent Robert
                                      nent elementary school on the
                                         Smith’s current proposal calls
                                                                                Sally Baird said.
                                                                                  “There are a lot of players in-
                                                                                volved,” Board Member Abby
  Smith is proposing that a new       for moving Arlington Traditional          Raphael said. “It would be pre-
  elementary school be created at     School or Arlington Science Focus         mature to be making a decision
  the Wilson School building.         School, two countywide schools in         about what group of students
    The Wilson School is located      North Arlington, to the Wilson            would go into that building. If
  in Rosslyn and has been unoc-       building and then converting the          the public/private partnership
  cupied since the mid-1970s. In      leftover building into a neighbor-        doesn’t work out and we need
  recent years, Schools officials     hood school.                              to put our own dollars into it,
  have talked about combining            Several School Board members           that affects our [other
  the Wilson property with an         expressed concern that creating a         projects].”
  adjacent county-owned prop-         permanent elementary school at              Raphael also said that she
  erty and leasing the land to a      Wilson might not be possible in in-       would be inclined to not vote
  private developer in a public/      creasingly difficult budget times.        on Smith’s long-term solutions
  private partnership. However,       “While we all aspire for Wilson to        until plans for the Wilson
  the School Board has ex-            be a school, it is not certain. It is a   School are more concrete.                                                                                                                             Arlington Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2008 ❖ 17
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                                                                              To have engagements, weddings, obituar-                          Ann Carmody, a member of the Pi-                                 Taryn Michelitch, daughter of Ar-
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                                                                           David and J. Kim DiNardo of North 20th                             Suzanne McIntire, of Arlington,                                tary training at Lackland Air Force Base,
                                                                           St. and graduate of Washington Lee                               has written an article that appears in the                       San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter
                                                                           High School, recently performed with                             October 2008 issue of Highlights Maga-                           of Kebede Belema Weldemariam of Ar-
                                                                           the Kenyon College Wind Ensemble in                              zine. The article, “A Giant Panda –                              lington. Belema is a 2006 graduate of
                                                                           the College’s Rosse Hall Auditorium                              Starting Out Tiny,” tells the story of Tai                       H.B. Woodlawn High School, Arlington.
                                                                           during Family Weekend celebrations.                              Shan, a baby panda at the Smithsonian’s
                                                                                                                                            National Zoo.                                                       Air Force Airman Lindsey A.
                                                                              Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. John                                                                                                 Jaxel has graduated from basic military
                                                                           M. Carpenter, son of Army Maj.                                      The following Arlington residents                             training at Lackland Air Force Base, San
                                                                           Howard M. and Nancy M. Carpenter of                              graduated from Central Michigan Uni-                             Antonio, Texas. Jaxel is the daughter of
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                                                                                                                                                            Arlington Connection Sports Editor Mark Giannotto
                                                        Sports                                                                                            703-917-6409 or

                                                                                                       Spreading the Hockey Gospel
                                                                                                       Capitals players visit Woodlawn Middle School.
                                                                                                                                  By Mark Giannotto              a pre-game meal (“a lot of carbs”, according to Brad-
                                                                                                                                          The Connection         ley) to when they first started skating (for Schultz, it
                                                                                                                                                                 was as a four-year-old).
                                                                                                                  or those not too familiar with the sport of      “They’re curious and that’s what we’re here for,”

                                                                                                       F          hockey, the pride elicited after losing a
                                                                                                                  tooth is just another of those on-ice con-
                                                                                                                  ventions that just doesn’t make much sense.
                                                                                                          So it was all the more amusing when Washington
                                                                                                       Capitals forward Matt Bradley flashed a wide grin
                                                                                                                                                                 said Schultz. “I’m pretty sure these kids weren’t all
                                                                                                                                                                 that familiar with hockey so this gives them an op-
                                                                                                                                                                 portunity to learn, try out a few things that maybe
                                                                                                                                                                 they wouldn’t ordinarily get.”
                                                                                                                                                                   More than a few students in attendance admitted
                                                                                                       when asked by an H.B. Woodlawn Middle School              to learning a lot more about the sport than they knew
                                                                                                       student last Thursday if he had ever lost any pearly      just hours earlier. Even hearing where the players
                                                                                                       whites during his eight-year professional career.         grew up was a shock to some.
                                                                                                          “No, I haven’t lost any yet, “ Bradley said, almost      “I didn’t know they were all from Canada,” said
                                                                                                       disappointed to the crowd of almost 100 students.         seventh-grader Lincoln Swaine Moore of Bradley, an
                                                                                                       “But I do have a lot of scars. My grandmother thinks      Ottawa native, and Schultz, who hails from Calgary.
                                                                                                       I should get them fixed up, but I like them.”
                                                                                                          It was part of a question-and-answer session dur-      LAST YEAR, five other Arlington middle schools
Photo by Louise Krafft/The Connection

                                                                                                       ing the first installment of Capitals Hockey School,      received visits from the Capitals Hockey School, and
                                                                                                       an initiative started last year in Arlington County       it’s a program the school system would like to see
                                                                                                       schools as a way of exposing students to floor hockey,    continue in the future.
                                                                                                       while teaching proper technique that could eventu-           “It introduces the kids to hockey in a much more
                                                                                                       ally translate onto the ice.                              real way because they meet the players and they see
                                                                                                          Led by Capitals assistant coach Dean Evason, Bra-      that they are just real people and real guys,” said
                                                                                                       dley, defenseman Jeff Schultz, and team mascot            Debbie DeFranco, supervisor of physical education
                                                                                                       Slapshot instructed students about puck handling,         and athletics for Arlington County.
                                                                                                       passing, and shooting which was followed by a skills         When it was over, Evason couldn’t help but flash
                                                                                                       competition. The two players then took part in a          his own toothy grin as he watched Bradley and Green
                                                                                                       girls-vs.-boys floor hockey scrimmage to close out        sign autographs with sweat dripping down their shirts
                                                                                                       the program. The team also donated a new set of           after the split-gender scrimmage, which ended in a
                                                                                                       street hockey equipment for the school’s P pro-           3-3 tie.
                                                                                                       gram.                                                        “It’s just like our NHL guys, they’re most excited
                                        Washington Capitals defenseman Jeff Schultz signs                                                                        when they can play a game and when these kids are
                                        autographs after taking part in Capitals Hockey School         THE TWO PLAYERS fielded questions from the                playing a game, they’ve got smiles on their faces,
                                        at H.B. Woodlawn Middle School.                                inquisitive crowd — ranging from what they eat as         they’re excited, and that’s what it’s all about,” he said.

                                                                                                    A basketball phenomenon since middle school,
               The Marshall Plan                                                                    O’Connell junior is embracing the hoopla.
                                                    By Mark Giannotto      to top all the hype when, as a sophomore                                                                                           that’s just not gonna happen,” said Dennis
                                                          The Connection   last year, he announced his intentions to                                                                                          Marshall.
                                                                           attend North Carolina on a basketball schol-                                                                                         Added Kendall: “When we go into oppos-
           nlike most star athletes, Kendall                               arship, becoming the youngest player coach                                                                                         ing gyms, they’re looking for me to be great,

U          Marshall hasn’t gotten used to
           limelight. It’s more like the spot-
light has gotten used to him.
                                                                           Roy Williams had ever offered a free ride
                                                                                                                                                                                                              but I’m not a conventional scorer all the
                                                                                                                                                                                                              time. So some people are like ‘Well this kid
                                                                                                                                                                                                              isn’t that good.’ I just have to know what I
                                                                                                                                                                      Photo by Robbie Hammer/The Connection

   The Bishop O’Connell junior, who will                                   ALL THESE YEARS in the spotlight, and                                                                                              can do and be good at that.”
begin his third season as starting point                                   it’s a shock the pressure hasn’t gotten the
guard for the Knights next month, has al-                                  best of him yet.                                                                                                                   IT SEEMS after so many years dealing with
ready had to navigate through a publicity                                     “You have to put everything in perspec-                                                                                         pressure forced upon him, Marshall is com-
storm that no teenager can identify with.                                  tive and realize there are a thousand other                                                                                        fortable with all the hype now. He’s even
   As a middle-schooler at Evangel Christian                               kids out there that do the same thing you’re                                                                                       writing a blog detailing this season for a
School in Dale City, Va. in 2003, a popular                                doing,” said Marshall after practice last                                                                                          North Carolina fan Web site.
recruiting Web site dubbed Marshall “the                                   week. “Some of them are getting the same                                                                                             According to his coach, O’Connell’s Joe
most hyped young player ever.” Around that                                 attention, maybe a little less, but you still                                                                                      Wootton, the only reason Marshall appears
same time, youth hoops guru Clark Francis,                                 have to keep striving to get better every                                                                                          to be at ease with all the attention is be-
who famously touted future NBA player                                      day.”                                                                                                                              cause of the hard work he puts in behind
Sebastian Telfair as the best fifth-grader in                                 Marshall, who lives in Woodbridge, has                                                                                          the scenes. In between games for his Boo
the country, told the Dallas Morning News                                  shown the ability to do just that, assuming                                                                                        Williams AAU team this off-season, Marshall
that, “More people know about Kendall                                      the starting point guard role for O’Connell                                                                                        took more than 40,000 jump shots in an
Marshall than anyone in the history of sixth-                              the moment he stepped on campus two                                                                                                effort to add shooting off the dribble to his
grade basketball.”                                                         years ago. He was named second-team All-        Last year, O’Connell junior Kendall                                                already formidable repertoire.
   As a result, two years later O’Connell was                              WCAC last season.                               Marshall became the youngest                                                         This season presents a new challenge for
one of many private schools that made a                                       With the 2008-09 basketball season           player to ever be offered a basket-                                                the 6-foot-3 (and growing) guard.
run at securing the enrollment of what they                                around the corner, it’s no wonder Marshall’s    ball scholarship by North Carolina                                                 O’Connell’s top scorer from a year ago, Ja-
considered a sure-fire basketball prospect.                                name is on the short list of best players in    coach Roy Williams.                                                                son Clark, graduated after leading the
That’s when the colleges caught on, accord-                                the metropolitan area — let alone Arling-                                                                                          Knights to a 29-8 record and a spot in the
ing to Marshall’s father, Dennis, who said                                 ton — no small feat considering the             reasonable presumptions over the years,                                            WCAC championship game.
the first letters from universities started                                plethora of talented basketball players         something both Marshall and his father                                               So the onus is on Marshall to add more
arriving when his son was an eighth-grader.                                around Washington, D.C.                         have grown accustomed to.                                                          to his plate and lead the Knights on the stat
   If that weren’t enough, Marshall was able                                  All the adulation has fed into some un-        “People expect a big game every game and                                         sheet and in the locker room.                                                                                                                                    Arlington Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2008 ❖ 19
Challenger for Eisenberg
From Page 3
                                                   Al Eisenberg
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the local activist group Arlingtonians for a
                                                   of Trade                                 
Clean Environment and is active in the
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County’s Community Role Models program.
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He also maintains a blog on environmental
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one-issue candidate. Human rights issues             Family: Single                                 resume to 703-288-4921 or email
for immigrants, gays and women would be              Occupation: Communi-                 
another area of concern for him as well as         cations Director, World
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funding for public transit. “I think it’s a dis-
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grace that Metro has to go begging for
money,” he said. “It’s a joke that we’re ar-                                                                  GENERAL SERVICE                           countant; respons for A/P, c card receipt
guing about spot improvements on I-66                                                                           TECHNICIAN                              proc, journal ent, acct analysis, acct
                                                   voices heard. That would be a primary.”
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when Metro is in crisis. It’s a miracle that
                                                                                                          Min 2 years exp, Reston location              lent salary and benefits.
it’s running as well as it is.”                    GRANT’S CANDIDACY could put several                      Competitive pay and benefits                Email or fax resume and salary history:
                                                   prominent local Democrats in the awkward                  Call Mike at 703-620-6595         , 703-860-2713.
VIRGINIA ELECTION LAW allows the                   position of having to take sides in the race.
incumbent — Eisenberg — to choose                  This is especially the case for former County
whether there will be a primary or a cau-          Board Member Paul Ferguson (D).                          EARN PAID TIME OFF!
cus for this seat, Arlington Democratic Party
Chair Peter Rousselot said.
                                                      Ferguson, currently the Clerk of Courts,
                                                   was heavily involved in environmental is-
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   If Eisenberg chooses a primary, the elec-       sues during his tenure on the board and          meals, errands, chores, laundry, etc.               Unusual opportunity to learn
tion will be conducted by the County and           mentored Grant when he was the chair of          Flexible schedules - work when you                  many aspects of the newspaper
will be held in early June at all 21 of the        Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment.           want. Paid training, double time for hol-
precincts in Eisenberg’s district. If he           “Miles has a great knowledge on environ-         idays. PT/FT. Call now 703-766-4019.                business. Internships available
chooses a caucus, Rousselot said, the elec-        mental issues and a proven record of advo-                                                           in reporting, photography,
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   Rousselot said that, typically, incumbents      County Board in 1995, Eisenberg was his            No Fees, Must be 21, Legal & Drive                and for adults considering
opt for a primary because “usually an in-          running mate. Thirteen years later, Ferguson                                                         change of career. Unpaid. Call
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cumbent wants to have a higher turnout             still keeps a photo of himself with Eisenberg
event because the incumbent benefits from          from that campaign on his desk in the Clerk            703-838-2100                                  John Lovaas, 703-917-6405 or
name recognition.”                                 of Courts office. “I’ve always considered Al     White House Nannies, Inc                            email internship@connec
   Eisenberg wouldn’t say whether he pre-          a friend and a mentor,” he said.
ferred a primary to a caucus. But Grant said          If Grant can convince Ferguson and other
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                                                                                                                          this is the house for you.
                                                                                                                                                             in the old (“venerable” as it was so often
                                                     21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                    Sunset Beach, a small barri-       described) Boston Garden for the first Sunday
                                                                                                                          er reef island 2 1/2 miles         afternoon game of the season (my father’s
                                                                                                                          long and 1/3 mile wide, is
                                                                             LEGAL NOTICE
                                                                                                                          quiet and family oriented and      only off day). Typically, this game would be
                                                     AT&T intends to file an application to construct a cellular tele-
                                                     communications tower at 2305 South Walter Reed Drive in Ar-          only 30 minutes from Myrtle        versus the Philadelphia 76ers, that meant Bill
                                                     lington, Arlington County, Virginia. AT&T is publishing this no-     Beach, South Carolina. Call        Russell against Wilt Chamberlain, with
                                                                                                                          Carly or David at 336-282-
                                                     tice in accordance with Federal regulation 37CFR1.1301 et
                                                                                                                          1870 for more details
                                                                                                                                                             supporting casts of Hall of Famers and All
                                                     seq, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Advisory                                             Stars too numerous to mention. As a little
21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements   Council on Historic Preservation 36 CFR 800. The project ref-
                                                     erenced as “Wireless” will consist of a 73-foot tall stealth flag-
                                                                                                                                                             boy, as a Boston sports’ fan, going to a Boston
                                                     pole slimline monopole that will contain telecommunications
                                                                                                                               26 Antiques                   Celtic’s game against our arch rivals, was as
                                                     antenna within the flagpole. The telecommunications equip-                                              good as it could possibly be. How he got
                                                     ment will be placed within an 18-foot by 30-foot fenced com-         We consign/pay top $ for           tickets, I’ll never know.
                                                     pound. An ice bridge will extend from the flagpole to the equip-      antique/semi antique furn.
                                                     ment within the fenced compound and a backboard will be                including mid century &
                                                                                                                                                                 I can still remember being on the court
                                                     placed north of the fenced compound. Electric and telecommu-             danish modern Teak             and walking underneath the Celtic’s basket,
                                                     nication underground from the fenced compound and proposed            furniture, sterling, mens         holding my father’s hand and tilting my head
                                                                                                                          watches, painting/art glass,
                                                     backboard to a utility pole located north of the proposed com-
                                                                                                                            clocks, jewelry, costume
                                                                                                                                                             up to see Bill Russell, all six foot nine of him,
                                                     pound and adjacent to South Four Mile Run Drive. Parties in-
                                                     terested in submitting comments or questions regarding any            jewelry, etc. Call Schefer        his goatee unmistakable in the glare of the
                                                     potential effects of the proposed facility on Historic Properties    Antiques @ 703-241-0790.           stadium’s klieg lights; he seemed like he was
                                                     may do so in writing by contacting Louis Deal, AT&T, at 7150                                            10 feet tall, just like my father always did.
                                                     Standard Drive, Hanover, Maryland 21076 or c/o markos9@at-
                                                                                                                            29 Misc. for Sale                    Never more than when he was dying,
                                                                                                                                                             slowly, the debilitating affects of multiple
                                                                                                                                  DRAPERIES/                 strokes and old age gradually taking their
                                                     21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                     WINDOW TREATMENTS                 destructive toll. For the last few years of my
                                                                                                                          Custom made pinch pleated          father’s life, physically, he was not the man
                                                                                                                          drapes, valances, swags,
                                                                                                                          French Provential pattern,         he would have wanted to be; he suffered
                                                                                                                          suitable dining rm, family         indignities not uncommon to people
                                                                                                                          rm, breakfast, kitchen, lrg
                                                                                                                          windows perfect cond. call
                                                                                                                                                             requiring 24-hour care. But through it all, he
                                                                                                                          for sizes 703-915-5535             never lost his sense of humor and never
                                                                                                                                                             stopped caring about my mother, my brother
                                                                                                                                                             and myself; always asking how we were
21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                                                           101 Computers                   doing, in spite of how difficult it was for him
                                                                                                                                                             to express his thoughts. And even though the
                                                                                                                                    HDI                      family’s focus was almost entirely on him (for
                                                                                                                          EASY COMPUTER SOLUTIONS
                                                                                                                               FOR INDIVIDUALS               the three years between his first stroke and
                                                                                                                             & SMALL BUSINESSES              his last day), he never made it about him. He
                                                                                                                            JENNIFER O. SMITH
                                                                                                                          COMPUTER CONSULTANT                did whatever he could, limited as he was by
                                                                                                                                                             his circumstances, to make it about us, just as
                                                                                                                          ➣ TRAINING
                                                                                                                                                             he had done all those many years ago when
                                                                                                                          ➣ INSTALLATION
                                                                                                                                                             he would get tickets for the Celtic’s first
                                                                                                                          ➣ TROUBLE-
                                                                                                                             SHOOTING                        Sunday afternoon game of the season.
                                                                                                                          ➣ LET US TAME THAT                     My father owned a jewelry store in
                                                                                                                            BEAST FOR YOU                    downtown Boston. He worked Monday
                                                                                                                          Serving Area Since 1995            through Saturday and a few nights in
                                                                                                                                                             between. He left after breakfast (the years
                                                                                                                          (703) 765-2222                     when he wasn’t driving the neighborhood
                                                     21 Announcements 21 Announcements                           
                                                                                                                                                             kids to elementary school) and came home in
                                                                                                                                                             time for dinner. Sundays were his only day of
                                                                                                                                                             rest. However, what he did with one of the
                                                                                                                                                             first Sundays in the fall was to take his two
                                                                                                                                                             sons to the Boston Garden to see the
                                                                                                                                                             perennial World Champion, Boston Celtics. It
                                                                                                                                                             wasn’t exactly a schlep, but neither was it a
                                                                                                                                                             simple undertaking, and he did it for years;
                                                                                                                                                             all the time, whenever he could, however he
                                                                                                                                                             could; he’d arrange it, that was my father.
                                                                                                                                                                 When I see those Championship banners
                                                                                                                                                             hanging from the rafters at the TD Banknorth
                                                                                                                                                             Garden, I see my father’s face up there as
                                                                                                                                                             well, because that’s what he was, a World
                                                                                                                                                             Champion dad.
                                                                                                                                                                Kenny Lourie is an Advertising Representative for
                                                                                                                                                                 The Almanac & The Connection Newspapers.

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