Crime, page 5 ❖ Pets of the Week, page 5 ❖ Calendar, page 10 ❖ Sports, page 19 ❖ Classified, page 20
Gift Ideas in ‘E’, page 9
News page 3
Sports, page 19
Photo By Louise Krafft/The Connection
School Plan Still
Gingerbread houses from the Heidelberg News, page 3
Bakery located at 2150 N. Culpepper St.
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News 703-917-6431 or email@example.com
Open Homes and Open Hearts
Proposal to reduce
rewards of being
crowding could bring
a foster parent.
to local elementary By David Schultz
schools. mada Wells is a happy, healthy
By David Schultz
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
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.
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
“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
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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-
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
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, www.apsva.us,
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. @connectionnewspapers.com. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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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 www.awla.org
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
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-
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
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
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.
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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
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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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?
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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-
Steve Hibbard, Michael O’Connell,
and education demonstrate our and provide a monthly living sti-
dition to needed updates and en-
hancements for our disability com-
country’s commitment to veterans. the full na-
pensation system, extends critical
V home loan programs to help
Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft,
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,
Veterans Day 2008 veterans orga- Wayne Shipp
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-
Treatment for Wounded Warriors
Act, this year we enacted the Jus-
tin Bailey Mental Health Improve-
Mary Anne Weber
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.
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
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-
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- email@example.com
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.
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Holiday Gift Guide 2008
Gifts Galore on Lee Highway
N. Arlington artery
a great place for
By David Schultz
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
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 www.facetsfinejewlery.com
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- www.dogmabakery.com
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
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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 www.ballston-common.com
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
www.arldance.org 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 www.usarmyband.com for
of paper, bows and boxes from which to more information.
choose. All proceeds benefit the Juvenile
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
participating charities, visit Community Theatre, 125 S. Old
“Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. at
www.fashioncentrepentagon.com. Glebe Road, Arlington. Buy
Thomas Jefferson Community
tickets online at
Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road,
Arlington. Buy tickets online at www.arldance.org or at
“The Penguin Story” perfor- Arlington Center for Dance, 3808
mances, from Nov. 22 through Jan. www.arldance.org 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.
www.classika.org or 1-800-494-8497.
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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
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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.
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 www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org STATUARY
for more information. MULCH 3 cu. ft. $2.99
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
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 www.CravensNursery.com
Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road,
Arlington, for children ages 5-11
years. Make crafts inspired by
animals. $5/child, reservations
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.
See Arts, Page 16
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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 www.villageatshirlington.com or call
301-998-8395 for more information
donations from A-SPAN’s list. Visit
www.rosslynva.org 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,
featuring Big Band music by the
Swing Set, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden
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
Any Large Pizza w/
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
www.momspizzaarlington.com 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.
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THE CARLIN Calendar
The Best in Senior Living Send items to The Arlington Connec- www.arlingtonartscenter.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.arlingtonartistsalliance.com for www.theartistsundertaking.com or
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
www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com $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
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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
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Family Events learn about these animals in
camouflage. $3/child. Registration
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 www.jlnv.org.
families, from a Turkey Trot to breakfast .
SATURDAY, NOV 22
with Santa. Enchanted Forest. Hosted by the
Junior League of Northern Virginia .
. 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 www.hiballevents.com.
Run Turkey, Run. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 www.jlnv.org.
p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center,
3608 N. Military Road. Children ages .
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 www.fashioncentrepentagon.com.
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 email@example.com 703.696.3399 or visit
Elementary aged children can learn Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore www.usarmyband.com 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
www.balalaika.org levels welcome. Visit Marymount, 2807 N. Glebe Road.
. perform holiday favorites
Improv 101. Noon-2 p.m. at the www.comedyindc.com 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://
encorecreativity.org 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 www.comedyindc.com for more. www.connectionnewspapers.com.
Own.” Free. Call 703.696.3399 or Improv Class. Noon-2 p.m. at the
visit www.usarmyband.com for
Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd.
ComedySportz performance skills
Arts Music Performance. 5 p.m. at First
Music Performance. Potomac
Book talk. 7-9 p.m. at Fairlington class. Visit www.comedyindc.com 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 www.metchorus.org 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 www.mitchellsentertainment.com or SUNDAY/DEC. 7
Winter Show. Arlington Artists Jefferson Theatre, 125 S. Old
www.mitchellsentertainment.com 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,
www.metchorus.org 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 www.balalaika.org 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 www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org www.washingtonwomenschorus.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
$10/adult; $5/student. 703-532- and crafts. There will be a
. Adults $15, Seniors (62 & over),
5479. special children’s section. Free. SUNDAY/DEC. 14 Children (12 & under) $12. Call
Indoor Soccer Tournament. 6 p.m.- Concert. 3:00 p.m. at the Rachel M. 703-243-4342. 703-764-3896 or 703-979-8028 or
midnight at Barcroft Sports & Fitness Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Choral Union Candlelight visit www.potomacharmony.org.
1319 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, Virginia 22101
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he said. Sat 9am-6pm
This is an issue that Arlington Public Schools has Sun 11am-5pm
been grappling with for several years. Last year, when
Walk Ins are Welcome
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
aries, changing the home schools for more than 600 820 N. Pollard St., Unit 2A • Arlington, VA 22203
students. Faced with widespread parent outrage, the Located on Wilson Blvd., Across from Gold’s Gym
School Board rejected Smith’s proposal and opted to WillysMensHairstylist@yahoo.com
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
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
www.stalbansschool.org 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.
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been named new Pastor for Arlington
Church of the Brethren 300 N.
Mount Olivet United Methodist
Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road, intro-
duces “The Well,” through energetic and
contemplative music led by worship
band, relevant, thematic preaching, op-
and program on the 2nd and 4th Thurs-
day of the month. The worship service
with inspirational music begins at noon,
a hot meal follows at 12:30 p.m., and a
program runs from 1-1:45 p.m. For
more information, contact the church at
The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center
The Very Rev. Craig A. Phillips, portunities for questions about God and continues to hold classes in Buddhist
Contact your local office at Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on faith, time to connect with others and thought and meditation on Monday
Glebe Road in Arlington, has been weekly communion. Contact Pastor Brad, nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Griffin
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House” National Clergy Renewal Program for a meditation are invited to learn how Bud-
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with today’s stressful times. Cost is a $10
Serving Metropolitan DC The Rev. Nancy Fitzgerald has twice-monthly mid-week worship, meal donation. Visit www.meditation-dc.org.
To have engagements, weddings, obituar- Ann Carmody, a member of the Pi- Taryn Michelitch, daughter of Ar-
ies, or other significant personal events listed lot Club of Arlington, participated in the lington resident John Mitchelitch,
in The Arlington Connection, e-mail Pilot International Annual Convention, graduated magna cum laude with a
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around the world. Air Force Airman Tigist K.
Laura S. DiNardo, daughter of Belema has graduated from basic mili-
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
Arlington, Va., recently completed basic versity in May of 2008: Todd Burton, Robert and stepdaughter of Susan Jaxel
Sponsor training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Joseph Jolley and Ernest Ortiz. of S. Barton St., Arlington. In 2006, the
For info, see www.maddnova.org Parris Island, S.C. and was meritoriously Each of the graduates earned a Master airman graduated from Wakefield High
or 703-379-1135 promoted to his current rank. of Science in Administration degree. School, Arlington.
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Bethel United Church of Christ
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Arlington Connection Sports Editor Mark Giannotto
Sports 703-917-6409 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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Newly remodeled, bright and other times from even closer. Often,
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inlet. Sit on one of the newly
team’s bench, pat me on the back, and offer
some words of wisdom: stop dragging my
right leg, (I was a right-handed pitcher), keep
built front porches (1
After more than 50 yrs - we’re closing out! screened) and capture a my eye on the target, try to take a deep
Band Instruments, guitars, violins, gorgeous sunrise with your breath between pitches, etc. My father was
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office file cabs. & desks. with friends in the evening
better phrase) father; he was always there,
on the back deck and experi-
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er reef island 2 1/2 miles afternoon game of the season (my father’s
long and 1/3 mile wide, is
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
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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-
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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;
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could; he’d arrange it, that was my father.
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Garden, I see my father’s face up there as
well, because that’s what he was, a World
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