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   Vol. XX, No. 32                         Mount Vernon’s Hometown Newspaper • A Connection Paper                                                                                    August 13, 2009

                                                                                                                                           Family’s Attorney
                                                                                                                                           Cites Negligence
                                                                                                                                           Judge hears
                                                                                                                                           arguments on
                                                                                                                                           officer’s sovereign
                                                                                                                                           immunity in 2008
                                                                                                                                           fatal crash.

                                                                                                     Photo by Gerald A. Fill/The Gazette
                                                                                                                                                              By Gerald A. Fill
                                                                                                                                                                     The Gazette

                                                                                                                                                      airfax District Court

                                                                                                                                           F          Judge R. Terrence Ney
                                                                                                                                                      presided over a hearing
                                                                                                                                                      this week to determine Cynthia Colasanto holds a
                                                                                                                                           if Fairfax County Police Officer photograph of her daughter
                                                                                                                                           Amanda Perry, involved in a 2008 Ashley McIntosh who died
                                                                                                                                           fatal accident, is entitled to sover- in a crash with a police
                                                                                                                                           eign immunity.                         cruiser last year.
  Gerry Hyland at his desk in the Mount Vernon Magisterial District office.                                                                   The family of the late Ashley
                                                                                                                                           McIntosh contends that Perry was get to the assigned destination at

  ‘I Have the Best Job in America’
                                                                                                                                           not on an emergency call and, Beacon Mall Giant Food Store on
                                                                                                                                           even if she was, she did not con- Route 1.
                                                                                                                                           form to the county’s mandatory           What began as a technical dis-
                                                                                                                                           emergency response regulations. cussion of the training manual and
  Looking back over the past 22 years in office,                                                                                           McIntosh’s attorneys, led by Tom emergency response guidelines
                                                                                                                                           Curcio, argued that she was neg- and whether Perry followed them,
  Hyland looks forward to the upcoming challenges.                                                                                         ligent and not en-                                  quickly      turned
                                                                                                                                           titled to immunity                                  graphic when the
                                                                          By Gerald A. Fill                                                from prosecution in        “… that police           McIntosh       legal
                                                                                                                                           the performance of                                  team led by Curcio
                                                                                   The Gazette
                                                                                                                                           her duty Feb. 12,          car is going to          used film recorded
                                                    upervisor Gerry Hyland, a fixture on the                                               2008 when her po-
                                                                                                                                                                      hit someone              by the police cruiser

                                             S      Board of Supervisors for over 20 years, has
                                                    been called the “Mayor” of Mount Vernon.
                                             Supporters and critics alike have characterized him
                                                                                                                                           lice cruiser struck
                                                                                                                                           McIntosh’s Toyota
                                                                                                                                           Corolla killing her.
                                                                                                                                                                      if it doesn’t
                                                                                                                                                                                               camera showing
                                                                                                                                                                                               Perry’s       police
                                                                                                                                                                                               cruiser entering the
                                             as a master at compromise, energetic, likeable,
                                             hard working, and dedicated. He believes he has
                                                                                                                                           The hearing began          slow down.”              Boswell Avenue and
                                                                                                                                           Tuesday, Aug. 11                                    Route 1 intersection
                                             the best elected job in America. Recently, in a se-                                           and was scheduled
                                                                                                                                                                        — Harriet Jackson, without her siren
                                             ries of conversations with the Gazette he talked                                              to conclude Aug.                      eyewitness on, did not brake to
                                             about the loss of his wife Carmen, his pride in his                                           12.                                                 slow down, and
                                             daughter GiGi, and the effect of his early years on                                              Curcio argued that Perry ignored traveled through the intersection
                                             his decision to eventually pursue a career in                                                 Fairfax County Police “General at a high rate of speed while the
                                             elected public office. In looking back on his many                                            Orders” — standards of conduct light was red. Curcio pointed out
                                             years as supervisor he talks about his accomplish-                                            when responding to a emergency that she was in violation of the
                                             ments as well as the more frustrating issues which                                            call — by deliberately failing to police regulations governing the
                                             thus far have not been solved. Looking to the fu-                                             use her siren and lights as required use of emergency equipment and
                                             ture, he outlines what he would like to accom-                                                in an emergency response, and
                                             plish during the remaining years of this, his record-                                         while traveling at a high speed to                See Judge, Page 5
                                             setting sixth term representing the Mount Vernon
                                             Magisterial District.
                                               Question: What’s it like to be a supervisor?                                                Requested in home

                                               Hyland: Being supervisor is like being an al-
                                             derman or mayor, or city councilman; the buck                                                       Postmaster:

                                             stops at your doorstep. It is making sure the snow

  Gerry Hyland with his daughter GiGi at
                                                                                                                                              Permit #482
                                                                                                                                             Alexandria, VA

  her law school graduation.
                                                         See Supervisor Hyland, Page 3                                                         U.S. Postage
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2 ❖ Mount Vernon Gazette ❖ August 13-19, 2009                                                                                                                                               
Supervisor Hyland Looks Back and Ahead
From Page 1                                   like the rest of her suitors I calculat-                                                               and public service. Growing up who
                                              edly paid only casual attention to her.                                                                was most influential in your life?
        is plowed; a stray cat is picked up. The strategy worked. I won her heart.                                                                      A: My uncle, William Shimkus, a
     I have personally removed a five-foot- It was the most important thing I did                                                                    Massachusetts State Police Officer
     long black snake from inside a home; in my life to marry her. Carmen was                                                                        who rose to become State Police
     burned out a large tent caterpillar and is the love of my life. She was a                                                                       Chief. He was my hero growing up. I
     web at the top of a backyard tree; and beautiful person in every sense of the                                                                   remember him saying repeatedly to
     sprayed Senator Warner’s fruit trees word, and she was an enormously                                                                            me: Gerry, what are you going to do
     with dormant oil. One request in par- important source of my happiness                                                                          when you grow up? You have to think
     ticular stands out in my mind. I was and the reason for who I am today.                                                                         about that. Also, his sister, my Aunt
     once asked to pass an ordinance ban- Whoever met her agreed with me that                                                                        Albina Shimkus, was an important
     ning barking dogs ... when I asked the she was special. We worked effec-                                                                        early influence on me. She was the
     constituent if she had suggested the tively and compatibly in our family                                                                        first woman from New England to
     idea to her homeowners association law firm. Also, she was a wonderful                                                                          join the U.S. Army Air Corps during
                                                 mother to our daughter GiGi. I                                                                      WW II. Probably her military service
                                                 miss her terribly. There is not a day                                                               influenced me to join the U.S. Air
“He and my mother                                that goes by that I don’t think                                                                     Force. Later on I stayed at her home
                                                 about her, the good times, and how                                                                  when I moved to the Washington
instilled in me at an early                      important she was and continues                                                                     metro area. They were both wonder-
age the public service ethic                     to be in my life. Her courage and
                                                 attitude in fighting a chronic de-
                                                                                                                                                     ful people who I admired very much.
                                                                                                                                                     There were others in my family who
that has served as my                            bilitating disease for many years Gerry Hyland and his late wife Carmen.
                                                 was something I will never forget.
                                                                                                                                                     influenced me, but these two had a
                                                                                                                                                     tremendous impact on my thinking
moral compass and the                            As for my daughter GiGi; I am very proud that comes with working with my hands on             at an early age. Later on while attending
                                                 of her. She is a lawyer and is now serv- the farm. I am in many ways truly blessed.           Georgetown Law School I worked as an el-
driving force behind my                          ing a six-year term on the federal inde- I have a wonderful daughter, a job I enjoy,          evator operator in the House of Represen-
                                                 pendent regulatory agency, the National my farm, many memories of good times                  tatives. There I had the unique experience
own work ethic.”                                 Credit Union Board. Every time I look at with Carmen, and the support and camara-             of meeting many hard working influential
                               — GiGi Hyland GiGi I am reminded about her resem- derie of friends and family.                                  members of Congress and staff. I came to
                                                 blance to my wife Carmen and what a                                                           know Congressman Carl Albert, who often
                                                 beautiful person she is both inside and     Q: Speaking about your family, tell me            worked until 11 p.m. at night. He always
     she said “oh, heavens no, they would out. GiGi and I are very close and we talk about your brothers and sisters, and your                 had time to stop and say hello. In addition,
     never support it.” In contrast one has frequently on the phone and get together parents.                                                  I became acquainted with Congressman Mo
     to be able to grasp complex land use, when our respective busy schedules allow. A: My mother gave birth to five children                  Udall who, when he discovered I was study-
     tax, and human services policy issues                                                 including two sets of twins. I have a twin          ing at Georgetown law school, gave me a
     with the patience and political acu-        Q: When you are not serving as supervi- sister, Carol, a brother, Ted, and my young-          copy of a law book written by his father. I
     men to arrive at a position supported sor how do you spend your time? What is est sister, Christine. Another sister, Cecile,              was very impressed that these widely
     by a majority of your constituents and your favorite pastime or hobby?                who was a twin to my brother Ted, passed            known public figures would take the time
     a majority of the board.                    A: I have a 42-acre farm on the eastern away. Growing up I had all the benefits of            to stop and talk to an elevator operator in
                                              shore, 16 miles south of Chincoteague, Va. an extended family. I had six uncles who              the middle of their busy schedule. The
        Q: Before we get into discussing I lease a good part of the land to a local worked in the state and local police force                 people I met on the Hill had an indelible
     your past and present career as su- farmer who grows corn and soybeans. I in Massachusetts, one uncle who was a fire                      impact on me and, coupled with my early
     pervisor, let’s talk about your personal have planted about 30 different fruit trees, marshal. I had the good fortune to have             experiences with my uncle, influenced me
     background starting out with your and maintain a large vegetable garden. I hardworking parents who always placed                          to run for public office.
     late wife, Carmen. How did you meet enjoy canning, making apple cider, and their children’s welfare first. My dad was a
     her; how important was she to your wine. My favorite pastime is going out there teaching golf pro. However, to make ends                    Q: What has served as the core of your
     personal and professional life? Also, for the weekend or longer and working the meet he always had a second job. My mom                   philosophy as supervisor?
     please comment on your relationship farm; going crabbing or fishing; and eating took care of our large family. She always                   A: To be a good listener; to give consid-
     with your daughter, GiGi Hyland.         seafood that I caught, and the fresh fruit found ways to provide for our needs. For              eration to all sides of an issue; to maintain
        A: I met Carmen while attending and vegetables I have raised on the farm. example, I remember her canning sessions                     confidence in my constituents that I am
     Georgetown law school. There were The quiet and solitude, and the ocean in which all of us pitched in to help. Later,                     there to help them solve their concerns and
     only three women in a class of 300 at breeze relaxes and invigorates me. My per- in the winter, we all benefited from her hard            problems, and to make things happen. Be-
     the time. She was a gem and I fell in sonal needs outside of my life’s work are work and foresight at the dinner table.                   ing a supervisor is the same as being a coun
     love with her the moment I met her. simple. I love the independence, beauty, and
     But I had lots of competition. So, un- richness of life, the sense of timelessness      Q: How did you get interested in politics                             See Hyland, Page 6

  What They Say About Hyland                                                                   politician who was more interested in re-       county in the Route 1 corridor.”
  John Byers, former Mt.Vernon repre-         signature event is the Town Meeting for-         sults rather than who gets credit for what”
  sentative on the Fairfax county Planning    mat. For all supervisors it is a necessary       … “everyone enjoys being around him be-         Irma Clifton, Lorton: “Although I have
  Commission (20 years): “Gerry is an ef-     event. For Gerry it is a social event. He dem-   cause they quickly come to realize that he      not always agreed with Gerry on mat-
  fective gate compromiser; he finds ways     onstrated at these events his enjoyment in       cares for people.”                              ters affecting Lorton I respect him and
  to bring people of divergent views to-      interacting with the community”… “Gerry                                                          have supported him” … “he and I have
  gether … he is a master at finding ways     never thought of our common boundary,            Martin Tillett, Springbank Citizens Asso-       not agreed on the designation of historic
  to satisfy all points of views on complex   Route 1, as a wall. He and I worked com-         ciation: “Gerry Hyland is very personable       sites in the Lorton Prison complex; how-
  issues” … “in my 20 years on the com-       patibly on revitalization and law enforce-       and always tries to please people … how-        ever, on other matters of historic preser-
  mission he never once tried to influence    ment concerns; the boundary was never an         ever, I wish he would spend more time on        vation and issues affecting the Lorton
  my position on a land use issue.”           issue. A good example of placing the inter-      Route 1 revitalization. I am concerned that     community we have found common
                                              ests of the community first was the creation     he hasn’t been effective with the rest of the   ground. Gerry has always been open to
  Dana Kauffman, former Lee District          of the South County Government Center.           board in bringing the kind of economic de-      suggestions … he is the consummate
  Supervisor: “Gerry cares for people. His    Its creation was a tribute to his success as a   velopment that is enjoyed by the rest of the    politician.”                                                                                                          Mount Vernon Gazette ❖ August 13-19, 2009 ❖ 3

The six finalists for the 2009 Ms. Senior Virginia Pageant: Judith Mudd-    The judges: co-chairperson Julie Moore, co-chairperson and MSVA 2004
Krijgelmans of Reston, Joan Karen Phillips of Roanoke, Maureen Ribble       Jackie Bong-Wright, pageant/auditor Ralph Kuethe, Steve Taub, Cherylle
of Alexandria, Charlotte Allen of Falls Church, Suzi Athanas of Virginia    Bluford and Kieu Thu.
Beach and Diane Tuel Roberts of Staunton wait to be introduced at the
25th anniversary program.

     Pageant Victor
                                                                      Maureen Ribble of Alexandria won the Ms.
                                                                    Virginia Senior America Pageant 2009 held Friday,
                                                                    July 24 at the Lee Center Kauffman Auditorium.

   The sash is
   drawn around
   Ribble after
   being chosen
   the Ms. Vir-
   ginia Senior
   America 2009.

       Photos by
 Louise Krafft

                                                                                                                        Maureen Ribble of Alexandria
                                                                                                                        performs a song and dance rou-
                                                                                                                        tine for the talent portion of the

                                                                               Judith Mudd-Krijgelmans of
                                                                               Reston sings.

                                                      Brenda Brokaw of
                              ior Am hillips          Danville, Va., and
                 gin   ia Sen      en P
         Ms. Vir ps Joan Kar            tand          MVSA 2007 sings the
         run  ner-u         l Ro berts s reen         National Anthem.
                  a ne Tue es as Mau
         and Di r trophi               e 2009
                                              Ms .    Brokaw lived in
          w ith the nnounced th                       Alexandria when she                                               Pinky O’Neil is joined by her co-
                    is a             ica.
          Ribble Senior Amer                          competed in the                                                   host Jim Seeley, producer and
          Virg  inia                                  pageant and won.                                                  host of Forever Young TV .
4 ❖ Mount Vernon Gazette ❖ August 13-19, 2009                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                 Rex Reiley
Judge Hears Immunity Arguments                                                                                                               RE/MAX Allegiance
From Page 1                                                  Curcio stated this was a violation of police emer-
                                                          gency response protocol. He then questioned Officer                                          703-768-7730
  due concern for the safety of others. The police        Thomas Beckman, instructor of the Fairfax County                              
camera filmed the cruiser crashing into the Toyota        Police Academy, to verify what the training instruc-
                                                                                                                                                        Alex/Mt. Vernon    $949,900

Corolla.                                                  tion manual and the police operating regulations re-

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  Harriet Jackson gave eyewitness testimony: “I told      quire for emergency response. Beckman verified that

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my grandchildren who were in my car with me as            police officers, when on an assigned emergency re-                                           cul-de-sac in prestigious water front com-
the police cruiser drove by us at the corner of Fordson   sponse, must use the emergency equipment (flash-                                             munity Mt. Vernon on the Potomac. Main
                                                                                                                                                       Level: Den/Study, LR, DR, totally reno-
Road and Route 1 ‘that police car is going to hit some-   ing lights, siren and/or horn) at all times when driv-                                       vated Kitchen (granite, top of line appli-
one if it doesn’t slow down.’”                            ing their police cruiser. Curcio also questioned                                             ances, ceramic tile flr), Breakfast rm &
                                                                                                                                                       sun rm. 4 spacious bedrooms & large
  David Fudala, attorney for Perry, made the case         Beckman about Perry’s statement that she was using       unfin basement w/side entrance. Beautiful in-ground pool w/separate heated
that his client’s assignment (Dispatch Event 1253)        “hybrid” driving procedures. Beckman replied he          Jacuzzi. Superb landscaping. Access to dock & private slip-boaters haven!
was to proceed north on Route 1 to the Beacon Mall        never heard of that expression and that there is noth-   5 min to Ft. Belvoir, 15 min to Old Town, 25 min to Ntl Airport.
Giant Food Store because of a fight between two           ing in the police academy training manual or oper-                                            Alex./Mount Vernon $529,900
white males fighting with one black male, and that        ating guidelines that mentions such a concept.                                                      9326 Craig Avenue
the response priority was a category 2, or emergency         Throughout the first day of the trial, Judge Ney                                     Large brick 5 BR, 3 BA split w/2-car
                                                                                                                                                  garage on a .4 acre lot in lovely Mt.
response, and that she was performing her duties in       remained relatively quiet except for once during the                                    Vernon area w/lots of trees. 2 fire-
accordance with proper protocol. He said police           police academy training officer’s testimony when he                                     places, energy efficient replacement
emergency response standards allow Perry the dis-         asked Beckman to repeat his statement that the acad-                                    windows, beautiful refinished hdwd
                                                                                                                                                  floors on main level, new carpeting,
cretion of whether or not to use her siren and lights,    emy instructions and the operating regulations re-                                      landscaped fenced rear lot w/huge
and referred to the language in the Virginia law which    quire all emergency equipment to be on all the time      deck off sunroom addition, freshly painted interior & exterior.
states use of the equipment may be used “as reason-       when a police officer was on an emergency response       Superbly priced so renovate kitchen/baths to your desire. Easy
                                                                                                                   commute to Ft. Belvoir, Alex, Old Town, D.C./Pentagon.
ably necessary.”                                          assignment. Beckman said that indeed the emergency
  In her testimony and on cross-examination, Perry        equipment (flashing lights and siren) was required                                            Alex./Mount Vernon $619,900
                                                                                                                                                              9005 Nomini Lane
said that she used her emergency lights and siren         to be on at all times.                                                                     Large, stately Colonial w/2-car garage
only intermittently while driving north on Route 1           Judge Ney was to hear final arguments from both                                         on quiet cul-de-sac. Beautifully updated
(at the intersection of Sherwood Hall lane and Route      attorneys on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and render a judg-                                        kitchen opens to breakfast area & family
1), but then turned the emergency equipment off           ment on whether or not Perry was negligent or not                                          room w/fireplace. Gorgeous hdwd
                                                                                                                                                     flrs.Huge bedrooms. Spacious master
when she was able to maneuver around traffic and          and, if negligent, to what degree. Judge Ney’s deci-
                                                                                                                                                     bedroom w/lg dressing area & walk-in
proceed at a high speed toward her assigned desti-        sion will set the standard that will govern the $6       closet. Private, landscaped backyard w/new exquisite patio-great for enter-
nation several miles north. She called her driving a      million civil suit filed by the McIntosh family. That    taining. Unfinished basement offers ample storage. Scenic commute along
“hybrid” emergency response procedure.                    trial is set for February 2010.                          G.W. Parkway—Ft. Belvoir, Old Town, Ntl. Airport, D.C. & Pentagon.
                                                                                                                                                        Alex./Stratford      $559,900

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Community Creates Children’s Program                                                                                                                 Lovely 4BR, 2.5 BA Colonial w/brick
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                                                                                                                                                     front & carport. Very competitively
                                                                                                                                                     priced in mid 500s. This is not a
                                                                                                                                                     short sale or bank owned. Family
          he Board of Directors for                                                                                                                  room w/fireplace off the kitchen.
                                                                                                                                                     Hardwood floors on the main & upper

T         Terrace Towne Homes of
          Woodlawn tasked a resident
to start a summer recreation program
                                                                                                                                                     levels w/partial, unfinished basement
                                                                                                                   which can be finished off or left as a workshop/storage area. Just
                                                                                                                   down the street from Ft. Hunt Elem. Minutes to Ft. Belvoir &
                                                                                                                   Huntington Metro.
for the young children in the com-
munity, with the older teenagers vol-                                                                                                                   Alex/Mount Vernon  $539,900
                                                                                                                                                             9413 Forest Haven
unteering.                                                                                                                                                 Lovely, renovated, 4BR, 3BA Rambler on a
   Cecelia Clover, a former Fairfax                                                                                                                        huge .59 acre private & wooded lot.
County Public School employee, en-                                                                                                                         Prestigious Yacht Haven Estates is a pre-
listed the help of another resident,                                                                                                                       miere waterfront community w/one of the
Kendra Jackson, in starting the pro-                                                                                                                       finest marinas in N. VA. 3000 sq.ft. ram-
                                                                                                                                                           bler w/updated kitchen & baths, refinished
gram. Jackson manages the program                                                                                  hdwd floors on main level & new ceramic tile floor & carpet in lower lvl. Freshly
activities and scheduling, with help                                                                               painted interior& exterior. This is a finely polished pearl! 5 minutes to Ft.
from Clover and a few parents.                                                                                     Belvoir, 15 minutes to Alex, 25-30 minutes to Nat’l Airport, Pentagon or D.C.
Fairfax County Recreation and Park                                                                                                                     Alex/Woodlawn Terrace
Services provides free breakfasts and                                                                                                                           $239,900
lunches for the children — which are                                                                                                                      8214 Ackley Street
served Tuesdays through Thursdays                                                                                                                  Charming Cape Cod on a large,
— as well as craft supplies and                                                                                                                    fenced .25 acre lot. Beautifully
                                                                                                                                                   updated kitchen and baths. Nice
                                                                                                                                                   addition with family room and work-
   The children go on daily nature                                                                                                                 shop. Shows very well. Sold as
walks, pick up trash, learn the names                                                                              is. 3 minutes to Ft. Belvoir, 15 minutes to Metro and Old Town,
of common plants, play games, do                                                                                   Alex. Short Sale, subject to third party approval.
arts and crafts, and keep a weekly
journal. The children will also per-
form a dance routine at “Community
                                                                                                                   There Are Signs This Market
Day” which will be held on Labor Day.                                                                               Is Getting Ready To Turn
To reward the children for their cre-
ativity, energy, great ideas, an end of
                                                                                                                   Around to the Positive Side.
summer field trip to Six Flags is
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Hyland Looks Back at 22 Years in Office
From Page 3                                                                                      a park at the northern end.                       action to create a new policy to solve a lo-
   cilman, or mayor; this is the level where      Bio                                               ❖ Huntington flooding. We funded the           cal problem.
an elected official is most directly account-     Name: Gerald W. “Gerry” Hyland                 studies but so far no money has been found
able to the public. Stated differently, the       Education: Bachelor’s degree, Holy Cross
                                                                                                 to pay for remedial construction work nec-           Q: Looking ahead what would you like
                                                     University; Law Degree, Georgetown
buck stops right here at my doorstep every           University; master’s in tax law, George     essary to protect the residents from future       to accomplish during the remaining years
day. You can personally involve yourself and         Washington University                       flooding.                                         of your current term of office?
                                                  Hometown: Holden, Mass.
see that you can make a difference in the                                                           ❖ Failure of the Virginia Department of           A: In addition to tackling the previously
                                                  Election History: Fairfax County Board of
lives of people. I like that very much about         Supervisors: Six terms — longer than any    Transportation (VDOT) to fulfill its obliga-      mentioned frustrating issues that have es-
this job and it is a big reason why I have           previously elected member of the board      tions to provide additional Route 1 trans-        caped resolution (North Hill Development;
stayed as supervisor all these years.                representing the Mount Vernon
                                                                                                 portation funds for design studies and fund-      Route 1 Transportation Upgrade; finding
                                                     Magisterial District.
                                                                                                 ing for upgrading the Route 1 corridor trans-     money to remedy Huntington area flood-
   Q: Who during your career as supervisor                                                       portation requirements, particularly to pre-      ing) I want to:
have been important allies or role models       sion-making. However, there are some spe-        pare for the massive influx of people and            ❖ Set a limit on the rate of real estate tax
for you?                                        cific accomplishments that I am proud to         traffic with the BRAC realignment to Fort         increases annually
   A: Over the years I have come to admire      have made a reality. They include:               Belvoir when the new hospital, national              ❖ Control the infill “looming” problem by
and know as political allies and personal          ❖ Keeping Mt. Vernon Hospital from be-        Army Museum, and other functions open             discouraging the building practice of build-
friends the late state Sen. Joe Gartlan and     ing moved out of our community. The hos-         in 2011 and 2012.                                 ing McMansions in older small lot neigh-
the late state Sen. Clive Duval. Clive was      pital is so important to the community; clos-                                                      borhoods.
the modern day version of the Virginia          ing it down and moving it would have been           Q: Looking back, what regrets have you;           ❖ Make sure the impact of BRAC realign-
Gentleman; gracious in defeat, and humble       a devastating blow. It is an important “an-      what would you like to have the opportu-          ment at Fort Belvoir is minimally disrup-
and self-effacing about his accomplish-         chor” in our close-knit community, and I am      nity to do over again?                            tive to the Mt. Vernon community
ments. Supporters and critics alike re-         confident it will continue to be so for a long      A: I should have been able to bring a more        ❖ Develop additional services for our rap-
spected Joe and Clive. Both men were con-       time to come.                                    enlightened approach to the Commercial            idly growing senior population
scientious public servants. They worked            ❖ Establishing the Lorton Arts Founda-        and Industrial District regulations devel-           ❖ Educate our increasingly diverse popu-
very hard at their jobs and were effective      tion                                             oped by the board back in the late 1980’s         lation
representatives of their constituents’ inter-      ❖ Transferring the Woodlawn Baseball          when Audrey Moore was chairman. The                  ❖ Reduce the real estate tax burden by
ests in the Virginia General Assembly. I miss   Fields from the U.S. Army to the Fairfax         result of the board’s efforts to control de-      finding other sources of revenue such as the
them. In the private sector I admire Gerald     County Park Authority                            velopment in designated C&I Districts was         meals tax. This would require placing the
Halpin, a successful businessman. I can al-        ❖ Arranging for the Fairfax county pur-       canceled out by the General Assembly with         question to the voters in a ballot Referen-
ways rely on his word. If I had decided not     chasing agency to link up with the National      the strong lobbying efforts of the building       dum.
to go into politics I would have probably       Association of Counties’ (NACO) purchas-         industry. We should have been able to work           This fall I plan to establish an Advisory
enjoyed the creativity and competitive life     ing agency; this linkage is saving the County    something out; as it is the building indus-       Commission on the Future of Mt. Vernon.
as a businessman, and Gerry Halpin would        taxpayers millions of dollars annually           try continues to have more leeway in what         The goal I have for the commission is to
be my business role model. There are many       through their joint purchasing power.            they can do in these designated Districts         prepare a long-range plan that serves as a
more political and personal friends and al-        ❖ Led the effort to provide money for         than they should have. The result is it has       blueprint for citizens and county planners
lies, but these three men stand out in my       flood studies for the Belleview/New Alex-        placed an enormous amount of pressure on          to use when establishing land use, human
mind.                                           andria, and Cameron Run/Huntington com-          the county government to provide adequate         service, and other county government pri-
                                                munities                                         infrastructure to these areas.                    orities. My charge to this group will be to
  Q: What private organizations have you           ❖ Established the right of local commu-          Also, I am very disappointed in where we       think “out of the box”, and to make bold
come to rely on for help and advice in the      nities to determine traffic safety signage de-   find ourselves on the Kings Crossing devel-       recommendations to move the county’s
Mount Vernon area?                              cisions such as four way stops, children at      opment site on Route 1. Now, we are in a          thinking and planning toward a new con-
  A: There are many. Several stand out who      play signs, etc.                                 difficult position, and may have lost the le-     cept of residential, commercial, and retail
do a very good job of helping the needy and        ❖ In one of my first acts as supervisor I     verage to influence the use of this property      development for the future. I plan on en-
have influenced my thinking. The United         arranged to bury a large unsafe open storm       for its highest and best use. I regret not be-    couraging the Advisory Commission to con-
Community Ministries; New Hope Housing;         sewer culvert on Lafayette street.               ing a more effective and enlightened advo-        sult widely, to tap the expertise in our com-
Good Shepherd, and the Lorton Commu-               ❖ Led the recent effort to work out an        cate for the long term commercial, residen-       munity and elsewhere for ideas and sug-
nity Action Center. They are terrific to work   arrangement with the School Board to el-         tial, and office use of this site. On the other   gestions. In my view we need to rethink the
with and I always remind myself how lucky       evate the priority of building a South           hand I don’t intend to give up trying to in-      way we plan communities. We need to de-
we are to have these unselfish organiza-        County Middle School so that it will appear      fluence the use of this site.                     sign communities and services which will
tions, and the staff and many volunteers        on the ballot this fall as part of the School                                                      foster a sense of belonging, a sense of com-
who work to make them effective at what         Bond referendum.                                    Q: What is your position on the so-called      munity, a sense of place in Mt. Vernon. Our
they do. Also, the Mount Vernon Council of         ❖ Bringing together the Pohick Bay Re-        Dillon Rule? (State law requiring local gov-      present policies are not sufficiently geared
Citizens Associations (MVCCA) is a terrific     gional Park Authority with the Gunston           ernments to seek state approval of changes        to design people-oriented socially inte-
organization which has for many years pro-      community in a mutually beneficial part-         in taxing and land use authorities, etc.)         grated communities. In many neighbor-
vided me with thoughtful policy recommen-       nership to save the local swimming pool             A: I have and continue to support amend-       hoods people don’t talk to each other; they
dations. Having said that there are other       from being closed.                               ing the Dillon Rule to allow Fairfax County       don’t relate on any level to each other; there
organizations and individuals who, over the        ❖ There are many others I could men-          greater latitude to raise money and make          is a sense of social isolation among all age
years, have provided many many volunteer        tion; these are representative of what a day     land use changes. When I served as presi-         groups. My hope is this group will prepare
hours to various causes. What contributes       in the life of a supervisor involves.            dent of the Virginia Association of Coun-         a plan for a new order of physical/architec-
to making Mt. Vernon special is the                                                              ties (VACO) I and others met with the Gen-        tural, social, and land use development for
grassroots volunteerism that you find ev-          Q: What in your many years on the board       eral Assembly leadership on this issue. Un-       the Mount Vernon community that pro-
erywhere in our community.                      have been some of the more frustrating           fortunately, there was no interest in mak-        motes community cohesiveness.
                                                things you have grappled with?                   ing any changes in what I believe is an
  Q: In your many years on the board what          A: Overall, I have been frustrated by con-    anachronistic paternalistic law. Its contin-        Q: Looking at your years of public ser-
are some of your most gratifying accom-         stituents who are not prepared to listen to      ued existence places Fairfax County and           vice to the community and on the board,
plishments?                                     all sides of the issue, but I guess that comes   other counties in Virginia in a difficult po-     what would you like to be best known for?
  A: Perhaps my most important accom-           with the territory. In addition, major frus-     sition of having to obtain Virginia General         A: That I sincerely care about people and
plishment is maintaining my constituents’       trations which form part of the basis for my     Assembly approval of policies to generate         their problems; that I don’t take myself too
confidence in local government’s ability to     current priorities:                              revenue or to make changes in land use            seriously, nor do I attach too much self im-
be responsive to their needs. I feel my most       ❖ North Hill Development Site on Route        policies. This is an unnecessary infringe-        portance to the position of supervisor. But
important job is to be a good listener; and     1. Despite years of debate and planning, is      ment on local government self-determina-          most importantly I hope people will say that
to provide an opportunity for public input      still not developed for its intended purposes:   tion. We shouldn’t have to go to the Gen-         I work hard to make a positive difference in
into my and the board’s thinking and deci-      affordable housing at the southern end, and      eral Assembly every time we want to take          the lives of people, and that I actually do.
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       n Virginia, police are entitled to with      tions — to protect the names of victims of sexual be open with the public and the press, provid-                  Call: 703--917-6431

I      hold virtually all information from the
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       the state laws pertaining to freedom of
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                                                       In Virginia, the public, the press and even ments unless there is a specific compelling rea-
                                                    defendants facing charges based on those re- son to redact some information to protect a
                                                    ports have no rights to see the actual reports. victim, witness or law enforcement officer. No
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                                                                                                                                                                      Steven Mauren
                                                                                                                                                                     Editor, 703-917-6431
                police reports of incidents and     “summary” of the report.            More                                documents that might en-                  Michael Lee Pope
                                                                                                                                                                    Reporter, 703-615-0960
                arrest can and cannot be re-        There are few require-               Read Michael Lee Pope’s story on   danger someone.            
Editorial leased. The result is that the            ments or standards for pro-       suppression of police reports at         “The exemption for po-                    Steve Hibbard
                public has virtually no access to   viding information in these          lice reports is overly broad,         Associate Editor, 703-917-6407
actual police reports.                              summaries. The summary                                                  and it should be nar-
                                                                                                                                                                      Julia O’Donoghue
   Jody Donaldson, spokesman for the Alexan-        of the suppressed docu-                                                 rowed,” Ginger Stanley,             Education & Politics, 703-917-6433
dria Police Department, sums up succinctly:         ment, known as “criminal incident informa- executive director of the Virginia Press Asso-       
“We have a blanket policy to use the exemp-         tion,” includes a “general description” of the ciation told Connection reporter Michael Lee                         Ken Moore
tion in all cases.”                                 criminal activity, the “general location” and Pope. “But police and sheriff associations have              Courts & Projects, 703-917-6417
   This does not serve the public good.             “general description” of the injuries.              very powerful lobbyists, and they do not want
                                                                                                                                                                       Mark Giannotto
   In most states, the public and the press can        There is no reason for this level of secrecy this to change,” Stanley added.                               Sports Editor, 703-917-6409
access the actual reports filed by the police on    and obfuscation. Law enforcement agencies                                        — Mary Kimm,   
the scene of an incident, with narrow excep-        that serve the public would be well advised to
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        Letters to the Editor                                                                                                                                    department between 9 a.m. and
                                                                                                                                                                     5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Abuse of                              the library to search for a book and
                                      returned to the parking lot, a quick
                                                                                Can’t Ignore                          alone, not the school’s radical
                                                                                                                      Wahabbist teachings. Never mind         Display ads
                                                                                                                                                              Classified ads
Parking Area                          look at the cars parked in the drop
                                      off parking area finds that they still
                                                                                Wahabbism                             that a Christian school was denied
                                                                                                                      use of the same plot more than 20
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                                                                                                                                                                          Julie Ferrill
To the Editor:                        are there — even if I have been in        To the Editor:                        years ago, based on traffic con-         Display Advertising, 703-927-1364
   One of the major attractions of                                                 On Monday, Aug. 3, the Board                                      
                                      the library for a half hour or more.                                            cerns. Their little local decision
our area is The Sherwood Regional                                               of Supervisors voted 6-4 to allow                                                        Ginger Krup
                                         There are also ample handicapped                                             was so out of step with our na-          Display Advertising, 703-702-1372
Library. It has a great staff and a   parking slots in the big lot. I’d just    the Islamic Saudi Academy to ex-      tional security interests that sev-
marvelous collection of reading       like to be able to do a quick return of   pand and build a mosque on Popes      eral national media outlets car-                   Andrea Smith
and research material. It also has    my books without violating the park-      Head Road, completely disregard-      ried incredulous reports on             Classified Advertising, 703-917-6401
a large parking lot and a quick re-                                             ing solid neighborhood opposi-                                      
                                      ing rules in front of the library by                                            Fairfax County’s disconnect.
turn parking area in front of the                                               tion. The supervisors voting in fa-                                                   Barbara Parkinson
                                      having to park in the striped area.                                                To review, just days before the             Employment Advertising
library — which is abused to a                                                  vor of expansion were careful to      vote, the ISA’s 1999 valedictorian                 703-917-6418
large extent.                                            Jonathan Abel          say their decisions were based        received a life sentence for an as-
   A few personal surveys have                                                  upon traffic concerns and zoning      sassination plot against President                   Publisher
shown that when I have gone to                                                                                        Bush. Last month a 2003 gradu-                      Jerry Vernon
                                                                                                                      ate, Abdul-Rahman Alsaif, was                  Editor & Publisher
                                                                                                                                                                         Mary Kimm
                                                                                                                      arrested for attempting to board
                                                                                                                      a plane with a large knife.                      Editor in Chief
                                                                                                                                                                        Steven Mauren
                                                                                                                         Gerry Hyland must be aware of                  Photography:
                                                                                                                      these issues, but nevertheless             Louise Krafft, Robbie Hammer
                                                                                                                      supported expansion, saying at                    Geovani Flores,
                                                                                                                      the hearing that he had never              Laurence Foong, John Heinly,
                                                                                                                                                                   John Smith, Wayne Shipp
                                                                                                                      had problem with the ISA as                  Production Manager:
                                                                                                                      neighbors. The four who voted                        Jean Card
                                                                                                                      against expansion give me hope                  Editor Emeritus:
                                                                                                                      that we can correct this long-                   Mary Anne Weber
                                                                                                                      term blight on Fairfax county —
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                                                                                                                      Smyth. This school is the only
                                                                                                                                                                CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
                                                                                                                      Saudi-funded academy in the                         L.L.C.
                                                                                                                      entire country.                                Peter Labovitz
                                                                                                                         The school has been under pres-
                                                                                                                                                                         Mary Kimm
                                                                                                                      sure for more than 10 years about        Publisher/Chief Operating Officer
                                                                                                                      its anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, in-             703-917-6416
                                                                                                                      tolerant teachings, brought by
                                                                                                                                                                         Jerry Vernon
                                                                                                                      U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), An-          Publisher/Executive Vice President
                                                                                                                      thony Weiner (D-NY), and the                        703-917-6404
                                                                                                                      U.S. Commission on International
                                                                                                                      Religious Freedom. USCIRF’s                     Wesley DeBrosse
  Parklawn Holds National Night Out                                                                                   2008 report, commissioned by
                                                                                                                                                                        Debbie Funk
  Guitarist J. Lukas Rodriquez smiles while the band “Just 4 Kicks” gives his little                                  Congress, stated the school’s ear-         National Sales, 703-518-4631
                                                                                                                      lier textbooks contained several
  brother Alec a chance to sing “1985” at the National Night Out event in the
  Parklawn community last week. The event was held at the Peace Lutheran Church                                       troubling passages, including one              A Connection Newspaper
  on Lincolnia Road. Pictured in the band are Max Barret on bass and vocals, Ryan                                     that claims it is permissible for
  West on drums and Lukas Rodriquez on guitar.                                                                        Muslims to kill adulterers and con
                                                                                                                                 See Letters, Page 10
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From Page 8
  verts from Islam, and another
                                        Too Many                             town center concept failed to
                                                                             achieve fruition the last time.
                                                                                                                    compensating each trailer park
                                                                                                                    resident $50,000 for relocation
                                                                                                                                                            cluding restoration of Quander
                                                                                                                                                            Brook at the rear of the site, cre-
that claims “the Jews conspired
against Islam and its people.” The
                                        Hoops                                   The overwhelming majority of
                                                                             the Mount Vernon community ap-
                                                                                                                    (the developer offered $30,000).
                                                                                                                    It is noteworthy that the Compre-
                                                                                                                                                            ation of a park there accessible to
                                                                                                                                                            SBCA members and significant
issue is that the earlier textbooks     To the Editor:                       parently favors the town center        hensive Plan, the reflection of citi-   transportation improvements on
revealed true Saudi Wahabbist             On July 20, the Spring Bank        concept over another Wal-Mart          zen desires for the parcels in ques-    Richmond Highway. So frustrated
doctrine, which remains un-             Community Association (SBCA)         but, after years of unsuccessful       tion, recommends that the level of      was the developer with the con-
changed by textbook edits. Re-          passed a resolution expressing its   effort to bring the town center con-   non-residential development             tinuing opposition of SBCA and
moving the offending passages           support for a town center concept    cept to fruition, the developer is     “should not exceed two-thirds of        the MVCCA, that in February
does not change the ISA’s central       at Kings Crossing instead of a su-   likely down to “half a loaf is bet-    the total gross floor area for the      2007, it issued a memo after with-
philosophy, which is antithetical       per Wal-Mart that is being consid-   ter than none at all.”                 entire mixed-use development.”          drawing its initial concept and in
to American free speech, religious      ered for the site. SBCA President       The initial concept for the Kings   Thus the County and SBCA were           which the following was stated
tolerance, and equality.                David Dale, also a co-chair of the   Crossing town center was opposed       demanding that non-residential          under the category “Community:”
  Supervisors Hyland, Foust, Frey,      Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’    by SBCA for reasons including a        development be capped 17 per-             “Fairfax County must take a
Gross, Hudgins, and McKay turned        Associations (MVCCA) and the         planned ingress and egress on          cent below the level authorized by      leadership role with the local citi-
a blind eye to the neighbors, vot-      acting chair of their Planning and   Fairview Drive. Other issues con-      the community’s Comprehensive           zen groups and reduce their direct
ers, and traffic problems. The su-      Zoning (P&Z) Committee, ex-          tributed to the demise of that pro-    Plan. The developer’s proposal of       influence on the final design of the
pervisors’ claim that they did not      pressed the hope that the property   posal including the County’s and       70 percent residential fully com-       project. Planning and Zoning com-
take the school’s radicalism into       owner, JBG Rosenfeld, would hold     SBCA’s insistence that the devel-      ported with the Comprehensive           ments must be given a greater
account proves just the opposite        off leasing to Wal-Mart over the     opment be no more than 50 per-         Plan. That proposal would have          weight in the process in order to
— that they looked and chose not        next six to nine months so that      cent residential (the developer        resulted in non-residential devel-      prevent Kings Crossing from being
to see.                                 community members can seek to        wanted the development to be up        opment being limited to 30 per-         held hostage by individual citizens
                                        add to the Comprehensive Plan        to 70 percent residential and in-      cent, less than half the citizen-im-    and minority groups.”
            Valerie Wohlleben           additional incentives to develop     dicated this was necessary for it      posed limit.                              When officials of SBCA and the
                  Mount Vernon          the town center during the Area      to be profitable), dealings with the      During the process, the devel-       MVCCA informally complained
    The writer lived on Maury Place —   Plans Review (APR) for the South     owner of a trailer park at the site    oper attended numerous meetings
 two houses away from the ISA — from    County region. In all candor, the    (difficulties in land acquisition)     of the SBCA and MVCCA and
                          2000-2006.    current language of the Compre-      and the County’s insistence on         agreed to numerous proffers in-                  See Letters, Page 14
                                        hensive Plan is not the reason the

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From Page 10                          ing, Martin Tillett of SBCA re-        ment. The resolution ended with         build. That is true, but it means      than those that resulted in the de-
                                      quested that the MVCCA pass a          the following clauses:                  that so long as the proposed de-       mise of the previous town center
  about this expression of the        resolution in which the County            “A. Therefore, be it resolved that   velopment complies with the Com-       proposal would encourage the
developer’s complete exasperation     would be asked to provide the          the MVCCA opposes the establish-        prehensive Plan, the zoning ordi-      developer to delay signing the
with SBCA and the MVCCA, this         park at the rear of the Kings Cross-   ment and expansion of Wal-Mart          nance and other provisions of the      lease with Wal-Mart and recon-
section was amended to be more        ing property, presumably at tax-       along the Rt. 1 corridor.               County Code, the development           sider the town center option. Don’t
politically correct:                  payer expense, that would have            B. Be it further resolved that       can go forward without any pub-        get me wrong — the proffer sys-
  “Fairfax County must be in-         been provided by the developer at      MVCCA encourages our BOS and            lic hearings and without any prof-     tem is well-entrenched in Fairfax
volved in the community outreach      no cost to taxpayers. The MVCCA        Supervisors Hyland and McKay to         fers being required such as for        County. Community members and
process in order to maintain a con-   passed that very resolution the        oppose this expansion by any and        stream restoration, park creation      County officials have every right
sistent and expert intermediary       next month identified as “E&R          all means.”                             and transportation improvements.       to request proffers from develop-
with the local citizen groups.”       2008-4.”                                  Members of the P&Z Committee         The proposed Super Wal-Mart            ers. Developers, by the same to-
  Subsequently, the proposal was        During the process described         had the good sense to decline to        would be by-right.                     ken, have every right to determine
retooled, eliminating the ingress     above, SBCA was given what ap-         vote on the proposed resolution.           Make no mistake about it, if the    the economic feasibility of a
and egress on Fairview Drive, and     peared to be virtual veto power        It does, however, provide a win-        developer wishes to sign a lease       project. Give and take usually re-
adding parcels at the current lo-     over the Kings Crossing develop-       dow into the mind set of the cur-       and develop a Super Wal-Mart at        sults in a compromise. We do
cation of St. Clair Appliances        ment. If a new town center devel-      rent leadership of the MVCCA            that site, so long as the building     know, however, that in a stronger
known as the Fenton properties        opment is proposed instead of a        which proposed that resolution.         does not exceed 80,000 square          economy, limiting the Kings Cross-
with the addition of an egress and    Super Wal-Mart, will that be the       After SBCA and the MVCCA ran            feet (the big box zoning ordinance     ing town center proposal to 50
ingress on Quander Road. After        case again? If so, is there any rea-   the developer through so many           threshold), it can be done as a        percent residential and requiring
numerous additional meetings          son why the developer should de-       hoops and ran the clock in a man-       matter of right. Given the appar-      $50,000 compensation to each
with SBCA, the MVCCA, and             lay signing a lease with Wal-Mart,     ner that contributed to the demise      ent exasperation of the developer      trailer park resident were deal
County Officials, in Spring 2008      waiting six to nine months for the     of the Kings Crossing town center       as a result of past dealings with      breakers. As a start, community
just before the developer con-        “opportunity” to be subjected to       concept, they now hope to throw         SBCA, the MVCCA, and the               leaders need to make it plain that
cluded it could not develop the       the same oppressive process            a monkey wrench into by-right           County, without assurances of a        the residential component can ex-
town center during an economic        again?                                 development. Heaven help us.            more reasonable reaction to town       ceed 50 percent and that a figure
downturn, SBCA voted not to op-         At the July 2009 MVCCA P&Z              Whether one favors or disfavors      center development proposals, I        closer to $30,000 per trailer park
pose the development. Too little,     Committee meeting, a resolution        the Super Wal-Mart proposal at          would expect the developer to go       resident will be acceptable. Prom-
too late.                             was proposed that had not previ-       Kings Crossing, using the mecha-        forward with the by-right devel-       ising the developer that residents
  The April 2008 edition of the       ously been noticed to the member-      nism of MVCCA Resolutions to at-        opment of a Super Wal-Mart at          will seek Comprehensive Plan
MVCCA Record reported that at         ship. The resolution was titled        tempt to thwart by right develop-       Kings Crossing ....                    amendments to render the site
the MVCCA Council Meeting on          “Draft Urgent No More Wal-Marts        ment is an extreme course of ac-           ... Perhaps a joint public state-   more attractive will not work. The
March 26, 2008, it had been an-       on Route 1” and was intended to        tion indeed ....                        ment by Supervisor Hyland,             Comprehensive Plan was not the
nounced that the developer had        pressure the developer into not           ... David Dale is fond of saying     county staff, SBCA and the MVCCA       culprit.
withdrawn its plan to develop         signing up Wal-Mart and reconsid-      that “by-right” doesn’t mean one        agreeing in writing to develop-
Kings Crossing. At that very meet-    ering the town center develop-         can build anything one wants to         ment conditions more favorable                          H. Jay Spiegel

14 ❖ Mount Vernon Gazette ❖ August 13-19, 2009                                                                                                        Mount Vernon Gazette ❖ August 13-19, 2009 ❖ 15
                                                 For Those ‘Young at Art’
                                                                                                                                    The “Young At Art” exhibit has opened at the Durant Center, at
                                                                                                                                 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria. The exhibit features the work
                                                                                                                                 of metro area artists who are 55 and older and will be opened
                                                                                                                                 through Oct. 30.
                                                                                                                                    The art show, in its 23rd year, is sponsored by Senior Services of
                                                                                                                                 Alexandria and The Goodwin Foundation with additional sup-
                                                                                                                                 port from Friends of the Torpedo Factory, The Alexandria Com-
                                                                                                                                 mission on Aging, The Art League Inc., The Alexandria Commis-
                                                                                                                                 sion for the Arts, and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
                                                                                                                                    “This art show is not only a beloved tradition in the commu-
                                                                                                                                 nity, but the quality and scope of the work submitted is excep-
                                                                                                                                 tional,” said Janet Barnett, executive director of senior services.
                                                                                                                                    A Reception and Awards Ceremony was held on Aug. 6 at the
 Arts ❖ Entertainment ❖ Leisure                                                                                                  Durant Recreation Center. Isabella Hughes, Associate Gallery Di-
                                                                                                                                 rector at The Art League Gallery in Alexandria served as the ju-
                                                 The winners of the 23rd annual competition pose for a                           ror. Over 50 pieces of art are exhibited. The exhibit has some-
                                                 photo. Winners this year include: Barbara Eisenstein,                           thing for everyone, is free and open to the public until Oct. 30.
                                                 Kay Layne, Cristina Debernardi, Pallayi Dhokai,                                 Go to
                                                 Jacqueline Elwell, Jeannine E.H. Pappas, and Sy
                                                                                                                   Photos by Louise Krafft/Gazette
                                                                                                                                                         Winners of Juried Show
                                                                                                                                                           ❖ First Prize; Barbara Eisenstein for “A
                                                                                                                                                         Mighty Wind,” Medium: Fiber;
                                                                                                                                                           ❖ Second Prize: Kay Layne for “Moonrise,”
Mary Blair, Diana Ruth and Julie                                                                                                                         Medium: Acrylic on Canvas;
Armington.                                                                                                                                                 ❖ Third Prize: Cristina Debernardi for
                                                                                                                                                         “Doors,” Medium: Color Pencil Drawing;
                                                                                                                                                           Five Honorable Mentions were also awarded to:
                                                                                                                                                           ❖ Nina Tisara for “Shadow Dance,” Medium:
                                                                                                                                                         Photography Black and White;
                                                                                                                                                           ❖ Jeannine E. H. Pappas for “Double Fan-
                                                                                                                                                         tasy,” Medium: Water Color;
                                                 Executive director of the Art                                                                             ❖ Pallayi Dhokai for “Friend, “ Medium:
                                                 League and president of the                                                                             Mixed Media;
                                                 Friends of the Torpedo Factory                       Lillian O.                      .
                                                                                                                               Maria P Kennedy             ❖ Sy Wengrovitz for “Lunch at Checkerboard
                                                 Michael Jankowski checks in with                     Moraski with             with ‘Still Sum-          Café,” Medium: Wood Sculpture;
                                                                                                                               mer.’                       ❖ Jacqueline Elwell for “Waiting for Coffee,”
                                                 the Senior Service organizers at                     her work ‘Pagan                                    Medium: Monoprint;
                                                 the opening reception for the                        at Prayer.’
Pallayi Dhokai with her                          Young At Art Show.
mixed media work ‘Friend.’

Teens Grow (a                                                                                                                                                        Where and When
                                                                                                                                                                       “Vanities” runs through Aug. 22 at
                                                                                                                                                                     the Lyceum, 210 South Washington

Little) in Comedy
                                                                                                                                                                     Street. Performances are Thursday –
                                                                                                                                                                     Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 -
                                                                                                                                                                     $15. Call 703-615-6626 or log on to

Zemfira Stage offers “Vanities” at Lyceum.                                                                                                                          opened in an off-broadway theater
                                                                                                                                                                    in New York in July. In that version,
           By Brad Hathaway            rally at their high school in 1964 to                                                                                        the lives of the trio are revisited a
                      The Gazette      the reunion for her two friends that                                                                                         decade or more later. That may not
                                       she hosts in her living room 10 years                                                                                        have been quite enough of a fix,
         hree air-headed high school   later. Although she obsesses over                                                                                            however. The musical version closed

T        cheerleaders grow into
         three troubled young adults
over three scenes in the comedy
                                       planning things, she never seems to
                                       be making plans for very far out into
                                       the future. The theme for the prom                                                           Zina T. Bleck/The Gazette
                                                                                                                                                                    on Sunday after less than a month.
                                                                                                                                                                       Zemfira’s production of the non-
                                                                                                                                                                    musical play, which continues for
                                                                                                                                                                    another two weekends, is not ex-
“Vanities” staged by Zemfira Stage     in high school or the color scheme        “Vanities” cast members shown are Natalie Christina,
at the Lyceum.                         for the wedding of her roommate           Carla Francischetti and Pamela Sabella.                                            actly music-less. A tinny sound sys-
  Jack Heifer’s three-character com-   in college is about as far as she looks                                                                                      tem blares out music of the peri-
edy was a long-running hit off-        past the present.                            Natalie Christina’s character             That final scene is the letdown of    ods such as “My Boyfriend’s Back,”
Broadway in the 1970s and has             Carla Francischetti plays the          changes more than the other two           the show, coming after two scenes        “Its My Party (and I’ll Cry if I Want
been produced countless times in       friend/roommate who is getting            over the course of the short play. (It    that set up the story with enough        To)” and “I Am Woman (Hear My
small theaters around the country      married at the end of her college         lasts less than two hours with two        clarity that you expect a full resolu-   Roar).” It is limited however, by
ever since. It is a piece that gives   years. She seems the most extreme         breaks between scenes as the cast         tion before the evening comes to a       the inadequacies of the room on
three actresses a chance to stretch    example of a “valley girl” at the start   changes costumes before the three         close. Instead, while the career of      the second floor of the Lyceum
their skills at both comedy and a      and doesn’t get a great deal deeper       vanities that give the show its title.)   one of the friends involves erotica      where it is performed. The room
touch of drama. For Zemfira’s pro-     later on, even when she’s managed         Christina starts off the evening play-    and another’s marital frustrations       is usually used for solo or small
duction, director Herb Tax has re-     to give birth a few times. When the       ing a teen with an eye for the boys       are clear enough, the state of the       chamber music group recitals.
cruited a trio of actresses who are    champagne begins to flow at the           and ends up as a sex-kitten running       life of the planner/leader is only       Without any facilities for theatri-
making their debuts with the com-      reunion, she loosens up perhaps a         a high-end art gallery where the art      hinted at.                               cal presentations, it makes a diffi-
pany.                                  bit too much. Frachischetti has a fine    is high-priced erotica. Christina,           The problem of the ambiguity at       cult venue.
  Pamela Sabella plays the ring-       sense for performing a drunk scene,       who grew up not only here in the          the end may have been clear to the          However, the three members of
leader of the trio, a planner who      pacing her progressive inebriation        D.C. area but in Quito, Ecuador,          author, for he added a forth encoun-     the cast throw themselves into the
insists on organizing everything       in balance with the amount she’s          brings a slightly exotic touch to the     ter with the three heroines when he      material with energy and enthusi-
from the cheer routines for the pep    drinking.                                 final scene.                              adapted his play as a musical which      asm.
16 ❖ Mount Vernon Gazette ❖ August 13-19, 2009                                                                                                             
   E-mail announcements to the Gazette, Pho-
tos and artwork are encouraged. Deadline
is Thursday at noon for the following week’s
paper. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-917-6407
with questions.
Through Aug. 23
Bel Cantanti Opera Summer Music
   Festival. Two-week program for
   young professionals. Held in
   Westminster Presbyterian Church in
   Alexandria. The festival will end with
   two performances of Donizetti’s L’Elisir
   d’Amore and a performance of selected
   opera scenes and arias. Contact to schedule
   an audition and reserve an audition
   slot. Call 301-266-7546.

Aug. 13, 14, 15
“Peter Pan.” 7:30 p.m. with Saturday
  matinee at 2 p.m. Presented by
  Morningstar Productions. At Plymouth
  Haven Baptist Church, 8600 Plymouth
  Road, Alexandria. $8/adult, $5/
  student/child. Gina Smithers at or 703-577-             AUG. 22-23
  3966.                                        Summer Dance Concert. CCP, a modern dance company based in Alexandria,
                                                 will be staging a Summer Dance Concert, “dance4spaces,” Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8
Aug. 13, 14, 15                                  p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Choreography is by Danielle Greene, Alicia
                                                 Luchowski, Mary Jo Smet and Janet Stormes. At Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE,
“Vanities” by Jack Heifner. At 8 p.m.            Washington, D.C. Call 202-269-1600.
  A comedy directed by Herb Tax. From
  high school cheerleaders to
  independent women, follow Mary,                 made by calling 703-838-4242.                  Civil War. Reservations are not
  Joanne, and Kathy through high               Music at the Athenaeum, 7 p.m.                    required. Call 703-838-4399 or visit
  school, college and into the “real”             Featuring One Eye Closed with Les    
  world ... and laugh yourself silly in the       Thompson, Stephanie Thompson, and           First Virginia Regiment. 4-10 p.m. At
  process! Featuring Natalie Christina            Wyn Walke. At 201 N. Washington                Carlyle House Historic Park in
  (Mary), Carla Francischetti (Joanne),           Street, Alexandria. Tickets are $10 and        Alexandria. Live uniformed re-enactors
  and Pamela Sabella (Kathy). At The              are available online at and at       of the First Virginia Regiment with
  Lyceum in Old Town Alexandria, 201              the door.                                      weapons, ammunition, clothing, food,
  S. Washington St., Alexandria. $15/          Second Thursday Art Night at the                  and other items that were supplied by
  general admission; $10/seniors,                 Torpedo Factory. 6:30 - 8 p.m.                 Colonel Carlyle during the American
  students, retired or active military. Call      Browse open studios, interact with             Revolution. Contact the Carlyle House
  703-615-6626,                                   artists and enjoy refreshments. The            at 703-549-2997 or                           event is free and open to the public.       Vinegar Tasting Party. 10:30 a.m.-
                                                  The Art League Gallery hosts the               noon. Balsamic, white, malt, rice, wine
                                                  reception for Scapes International             — there’s a vast array of vinegar types
Thursday/Aug. 13                                  Landscape Show. At 105 N. Union                to choose from and a multitude of
Second Thursday Art Night: Sultry                 Street, Alexandria. Contact 703-838-           flavors too. Learn the basics of vinegars
   Summer Nights. 6-9 p.m. Free. An               4565 or                and how to use them. $20. At Green
   evening of open studios, live music,                                                          Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring
   and refreshments. Check out opening                                                           Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173
                                               Saturday, Aug. 15                                 or go to
   receptions in Target Gallery and The
   Art League Gallery as you mingle with       Jazz at Meade. 4 p.m. $15 donation.               parks/gsgp/
   artists at this free event. From 6-8           Renowned saxophonist and composer           Gardening in Virginia: Light,
   p.m., Target Gallery presents the              Dr. William E. Smith and members of            Movement and Some
   reception for the show In The Flesh            the W.E.S. group with a repertoire of          Remarkable Annuals. 9:30-11 a.m.
   Part II, an exhibition that focuses on         jazz classics, standards and religious         It’s an ideal time to have some of those
   contemporary figurative art. Juror             inspired works. At Meade Memorial              free flowing, blow in breezes plants in
   Andrea Pollan will give a gallery talk at      Episcopal Church, 322 N. Alfred Street,        your garden. And early fall seeding
   7 p.m. From 6:30-8 p.m., The Art               Alexandria. Go to http://                      provides the gardener inexpensive
   League Gallery hosts the reception for or 703-549-1334.               options for adding noteworthy plants.
   ‘Scapes: International Landscape            Kinship Respite Day. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.            Cost is $18. At Green Spring Gardens,
   Show, which features artwork inspired          Free. A day of backyard water play             4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria.
   by all environments. At the Torpedo            activities for children ages 3-12 and for      Call 703-642-5173 or go to
   Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St.,          grandparents raising grandchildren. At
   Alexandria. Go to                              Gum Springs Community Center, 8100          So We Think We Can Dance; 703-838-               Fordson Road, Alexandria. Call 703-            Storytime. Ages 3 and up. 11:30 a.m.
   4565                                           324-7723.                                      Waltz, foxtrot, or skip your way over to
Local Author Reading Series. At 7:30           Family Dig Day. 1:30 p.m. Alexandria              Hooray for Books as we have some fun
   p.m. Ruth Baja Williams will discuss           Archaeology, 101 Callahan Drive,               with one of our favorite ways to move!
   her new book, Detour Berlin at the             Alexandria. Help City archaeologists           Free. Hooray for Books! Children’s
   James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library,           and trained volunteers screen                  Bookstore, 1555 King St., Alexandria.
   2501 Commonwealth Ave. Call Ruth at            excavated soil for artifacts from a real Call 703-
   703-838-4566.                                  “dig” which is located on the grounds          548-4092.
Garden Stroll and Tea. 1-3 p.m. Take              of the George Washington Masonic            Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Family
   a relaxing docent-led stroll through           Memorial. Call 703-838-4399 or                 Day Tours. 1-5 p.m. $5 adults; $3
   Green Spring Gardens and enjoy a tea                     kids, age 5-12. The regular tour guides
   at the Historic House. $25 Call 703-        Young Hearts’ Battle of the Bands.                will be replaced with Junior Docents,
   941-7987 to register. At Green Spring          Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and bands              kids who have been specially trained to
   Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road,               start at 5 p.m. At Kena ballroom, 9001         explain the history of Gadsby’s and life
   Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173 or go to         Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. $5/ person, 6        in early Alexandria. At 134 North              and under free. Food will be prepared          Royal Street, Alexandria. Call 703-838-
18th-Century Dance Classes at                     and sold on site by Baja Fresh. Eight          4242
   Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. 7:30-                  bands compete and attendees donate
   9:30 p.m. Learn the dances of Jane             money to vote using cash, check, or
                                                  credit card for their favorite band. All    Sunday/Aug. 16
   Austen, George Washington, and
   Abigail Adams in Gadsby’s Tavern               proceeds benefit the Leukemia and           Summer Chamber Music Series. 3
   Museum’s historic ballroom. Dance              Lymphoma Society.                              p.m. Free. Soprano Terri LaGoe,
   master Corky Palmer will lead this fun      Freedmen’s Cemetery Tour. 10:30                   hornist Jay Chadwick, and pianist
   and educational series of 18th-century         a.m. City Archaeologist Pamela Cressey         Thom Robertson and friends.
   English country dance classes in               will lead a tour of Freedmen’s located         Washington Metropolitan
   preparation for the Jane Austen Ball on        at 1001 South Washington Street.               Philharmonic Association. At The
   Saturday, Aug. 15. At Gadsby’s Tavern          After the tour, participants are invited       Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St.,
   Museum, 134 North Royal Street,                to meet at Perk Up coffee shop, 829            Alexandria.
   Alexandria. The cost for lessons is $30        South Washington Street, for                Jazz at Meade. 4 p.m. Renowned
   for the series or $12 per class.               discussion of archaeological and               saxophonist and composer, Dr. William
   Reservations are requested and can be          historical research and the experiences
                                                  of freedmen in Alexandria during the                 See Calendar, Page 18                                                                                                                 Mount Vernon Gazette ❖ August 13-19, 2009 ❖ 17
       Calendar                                                                                                Fine Arts
       From Page 17
                                                 Papermaking. 7-8:30 p.m. Do-it-
E. Smith, and members of the W.E.S.                yourself recycling! An evening for           THURSDAY/AUG. 13                                                                                                                     NOW THROUGH SEPT. 7
    Group, will bring a jazz repertoire of         adults to learn how to recycle paper         Second Thursday Art Night:                                                                                                           ‘Scapes and Taking Form
    jazz classics, standards and religious         into pulp and create new sheets.                Sultry Summer Nights. 6-                                                                                                          Opening Reception: Thursday, Aug. 13, 6:30 – 8
    inspired works. At Meade Memorial              Handmade paper makes beautiful                  9 p.m. Free. An evening of                                                                                                        p.m. Awards presented at 7:30 p.m. ‘Scapes:
    Episcopal Church, 322 N. Alfred St.,           cards, books and collages. Visit                open studios, live music, and                                                                                                     International Landscape Show, the annual
    Alexandria. $15 donation. Call 703-   for details.             refreshments. Check out                                                                                                           August landscape show at The Art League
    549-1334 or go to http://                    The Reverie Jazz Trio. 7-9 p.m. Will              opening receptions in Target                                                                                                      Gallery, exclusively features works by Art                               perform early jazz standards and                Gallery and The Art League                                                                                                        League members depicting the theme of
Colllingwood Concerts. 3-4 p.m. The                forgotten favorites in a style                  Gallery as you mingle with                                                                                                        landscape. Cross selected “Form” by Kreshnik
    Collingwood Library and Museum of              reminiscent of a bygone era. At the             artists at this free event.                                                                                                       Xhiku as the Best in Show and winner of the
    Americanism present a free concert on          Torpedo Factory Art Center, part of the         Target Gallery presents the                                                                                                       Monkeith Said Memorial Award.
    the lawn by the Mount Vernon Concert           Thursday Nite Local Spotlight series. At        reception for the show In The
    Band. 8301 East Boulevard Drive,               105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-         Flesh Part II, an exhibition
    Alexandria; George Washington                  838-4565 or go to                               that focuses on contemporary                                               adults to learn how to recycle paper                               Screenprinting Today — A
    Memorial Parkway at Collingwood                               figurative art. Juror Andrea Pollan                                        into pulp and create new sheets.                                      Regional Survey of
    Road. Visit or call                                                            will give a talk at 7 p.m. From 6:30-8                                     Handmade paper makes beautiful                                        Contemporary Screenprints
    703-768-4172.                                                                                  p.m., The Art League Gallery hosts                                         cards, books and collages. Whether                                    and Related Works, curated by
                                                 Aug. 20-22                                        the reception for ‘Scapes:
Monday Aug. 17                                                                                                                                                                you’re a Sunday school teacher,                                       Dennis O’Neil
                                                 “Vanities” by Jack Heifner. At 8 p.m.             International Landscape Show, which                                        preschool teacher, or elementary                                   Gallery Talk: Sunday, Aug. 23, 3 p.m.
Duncan Book Discussion Group                       A comedy directed by Herb Tax. From             features artwork inspired by all                                           school teacher, papermaking is a                                      (free). The Athenaeum Gallery | 201
  Meeting. 7 p.m. At the Duncan                    high school cheerleaders to                     environments. At the Torpedo                                               great project to begin the school year                                Prince Street, Alexandria
  Library, 2501 Commonwealth Avenue,               independent women, follow Mary,                 Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St.,                                      with. You’ll get to know the children                              Show curator, Dennis O’Neil, of the
  Alexandria. The book to be discussed is          Joanne, and Kathy through high                  Alexandria. Go to www.torpedo                                              through hands-on learning and                                         Hand Print Workshop and the
  “Seabiscuit” by Laura Hillenbrand. Call          school, college and into the “real”   ; 703-838-4565                                                  experimentation. Visit                                                Corcoran College of Art + Design,
  Ruth at 703-838-4566.                            world ... and laugh yourself silly in the                                                                         for details.                                   has put together a collection of
                                                   process! Featuring Natalie Christina                                                                                                                                                             screenprints and related work
                                                   (Mary), Carla Francischetti (Joanne),        NOW THROUGH AUG. 23
Tuesday/Aug. 18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     representing his view of the very best
                                                   and Pamela Sabella (Kathy). At The           Vases are budding and pots are                                          NOW THROUGH AUG. 30                                                         work currently being done in the
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society                  Lyceum in Old Town Alexandria, 201              flowering this month at the Torpedo                                  Illuminations, an exhibit of painting,                                      region. On Aug. 23 at 3 p.m. Dennis
  Meeting. 1 p.m. At Hollin Hall Senior            S. Washington St., Alexandria. $15/             Factory’s Scope Gallery.                                                 photography, gardening, and painted                                     O’Neil and Susan Goldman of
  Center, Room 112. Free and open to               general admission; $10/seniors,              More than a dozen Washington-area                                           glass, will be on view at the Del Ray                                   Navigation Press will discuss the role
  public. Features a presentation entitled         students, retired or active military. Call      artists are presenting “Flower                                           Artisans gallery from now through                                       of collaboration in the printmaking
  “Finding Your Family in the Library:             703-615-6626,                                   Power,” a colorful floral-themed                                         Aug. 30. The works are by members                                       process in a gallery talk (free).
  Making the Most of Your Library’s                                 exhibition and sale of stoneware,                                        of the DRA Board of Directors who
  Resources.” Presented by Don Wilson,                                                             sculpture, raku and pitfired pieces.                                     have volunteered in that role for at
  librarian at the Bull Run Regional                                                            The show runs now through Aug. 23,                                          least two years. Opening reception                                     SEPT. 9 – OCT. 4
  Library in Manassas. Go to:                    Friday/Aug. 21                                    Monday through Sunday from 10                                            will be held on Friday, Aug. 7 from                                  Gallery West Presents: Petals and or call Harold             Historic Re-Enactment. 10 a.m.                    a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open                                      7–9 p.m. It is free and open to the                                     Leaves, Blossoms and Greens
  McClendon at 703-360-0920 or                      Students from Samuel W. Tucker                 until 9 p.m. The gallery is Studio 19,                                   public. Contact co-curator Jeanne                                    New Paintings by Kathy Guzman                                Elementary School will participate in          101 North Union Street, Alexandria.                                      Tifft at or 703-960-                                Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 12
                                                    the 70th anniversary of the Civil Rights       Call Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288                                       3873 for information about the                                          from 5 – 7 p.m. 2nd Thursday
                                                    Sit-In at the Alexandria Library, Barrett      or visit                                         artists or visit the DRA web site,                                      Reception: Sept. 10, 6 – 9 p.m.
Thursday/Aug. 20                                                                                   galleries/scope
                                                    Branch, 717 Queen St., Alexandria.                                                                            , for                                       The September solo show at Gallery
Polka, Polka, Polka. 6:30 p.m. Free.                The day was Aug. 21, 1939.                                                                                              gallery hours, directions, and special                                  West, 1213 King Street, Alexandria,
   Concert under the stars. At the Paul          City of Fairfax’s Saxophone                                                                                                events related to the exhibit.                                          is called “Petals and Leaves, Blossoms
   Spring Retirement Community, 7116                Quartet. 7:30 p.m. At Grist Mill Park,      THURSDAY, AUG. 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Greens.” The exhibition runs
   Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Call 703-            4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy.,              Papermaking, 7-8:30 p.m. Do-it-                                                                                                                     from Sept. 9 – Oct. 4.
   768-0234.                                        Alexandria.                                   yourself recycling! An evening for                                    NOW THROUGH SEPT. 2

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Catholic Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mass Schedule
  You don’t have to think too hard, let us solve this classic question.                                               Gladness & Singleness of Heart”                                                            Saturday Evening                                    Weekdays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Mass or Communion Service)
        In addition to our award winning menu, we have added                                                  Location - Washington Mill ES                                                                      5:00 pm; 6:30 pm (en Español)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     9:00 am (followed by Rosary)
                                                                                                              9100 Cherrytree Drive                                                                                                                                  Children’s Liturgy of the Word
       some popular specials that add variety for everybody taste.                                                                                                                                               7:30; 9:00; 10:30 am; 12:00 Noon                    Sundays (Sept.-July) during 9:00 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2:00 pm (en Español)                                Mass (English)
                                                                                                              Worship Service - 10am
      Real food, for real people at reasonable prices.                                                        Inter-generational Sunday School - after service                                                   6:30 pm Mass (Starts Sept. 13)                      Sign Language Interpreter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sunday at 9:00 am Mass
                                                                                                              Vicar, The Rev. Huey J Sevier                                                                        8710 Mount Vernon Highway, Alexandria VA, 22309
    Monday - Kids Night                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tel: 703-780-4055 Fax: 703-360-5385
    Burger Night (Kids eat 1/2 price) Each child must be accompanied by adult having entree.                                                                                                                     Loving as Christ loves, serving as Christ serves
                                                                                                                                     703-953-2854                                                                  IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI,        WASHINGTON STREET UNITED METHODIST
    Tuesday - Greek Night                                                                                                                                                                                                      SYNOD…703-549-0155
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MESSIAH EVENGELICAL LUTHERAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CHURCHES- UNITARIAN
     Lamb Marinated and Roasted for 3 hours,                                                                        UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST                               CHURCHES- ROMAN CATHOLIC                         CHURCH, ELCA...703-765-5003         MT. VERNON UNITARIAN...703-765-5950
                                                                                                             HOPE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST...703-960-8772       GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC CHURCH…703-780-4055 NATIVITY LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA….703-768-1112
     Athenian Roast Chicken, Moussaka!                                                                                                                            ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH…703-836-3725                                                               CHURCHES- UNITY
                                                                                                          CHURCHES- AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL-ZION               ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH…703-836-4100                          ORTHODOX                     UNITY IN ALEXANDRIA…703-931-8507
                                                                                                              ALLEYNE AME ZION CHURCH…703-548-3888
     Wednesday - All American Night                                                                                                                                            CHURCHES-CHRISTIAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SAINT APHRAIM SYRIAC…201-312-7678
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ALL SAINTS OF AMERICA...703-417-9665                 SYNAGOGUES
    Meatloaf, Chicken Fried Chicken. Va. Ham                                                                       CHRIST THE SAVIOR... 703-953-2854                  HIS KINGDOM MINISTRIES... 703-313-5029                                                              AGUDAS ACHIM
                                                                                                                     ST. ANDREW & ST. MARGARET                            FIRST CHRISTIAN OF ALEXANDRIA                   CHURCHES- PRESBYTERIAN                  CONGREGATION…703-998-6460
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CALVARY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH...703.768.8510
    Thursday - Italian Night                                                                                        OF SCOTLAND… 703-683-3343                                  CHURCH... 703-549-3911
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ALEXANDRIA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH…703-683-3348           SYNAGOGUES-ORTHODOX
     Lasagna, Chicken Alfredo, Calamari                                                                               CHURCHES- APOSTOLIC
                                                                                                                LOVE OF CHRIST CHURCH…703-518-4404
                                                                                                                                                                         CHURCHES-CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
                                                                                                                                                                        FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST
                                                                                                                                                                                                               OLD PRESBYTERIAN MEETING HOUSE…703-549-6670
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     HERITAGE PRESBYTERIAN…703-360-9546
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHABAD LUVAVITCH OF
                                                                                                                                                                             ALEXANDRIA...703-549-7973             MT. VERNON PRESBYTERIAN…703-765-6118
    Friday - Fish Night                                                                                                    CHURCHES- BAPTIST
                                                                                                              ALFRED STREET BAPTIST CHURCH…703-683-2222
                                                                                                                                                                            CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH          WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH…703-549-4766           SYNAGOGUES- REFORM
                                                                                                                                                                              MT. VERNON...703-768-2494                                                                  BETH EL HEBREW
     Crab Cakes, Shrimp & Scallops over penne pasta with white sauce                                              BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH…703-548-8000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHURCHES-UNITED METHODIST                 CONGREGATION…703-370-9400
                                                                                                                  DEL RAY BAPTIST CHURCH…703-549-8116
                                                                                                               DOWNTOWN BAPTIST CHURCH…703-549-5544                             CHURCH OF CHRIST                 ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST...703-765-6555
    Saturday -Steak and Chop Night                                                                       FIRST AGAPE BAPTIST COMMUNITY OF FAITH…703-519-9100
                                                                                                           FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALEXANDRIA…703-684-3720
                                                                                                                                                                 ALEXANDRIA CHURCH OF CHRIST…703-836-3083              BEVERLY HILLS COMMUNITY UNITED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
     Prime Rib, Lamb, Surf and Turf, Pork Chops, and Moussaka                                              PROVIDENCE- ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH…703-683-2565                    CHURCHES- EPISCOPAL            DEL RAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH...703-549-2088    ALEXANDRIA I WARD...703-683-7577
                                                                                                                       SHILOH BAPTIST…703-683-4573                EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH...703-683-0798              FAIRLINGTON UNITED METHODIST            ALEXANDRIA II WARD...703-549-9891
    Sunday                                                                                                     MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH...703-256-1239
                                                                                                                      VICTORY TEMPLE…703-370-2233
                                                                                                                                                                  ST. AIDAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH...703-360-4220
                                                                                                                                                                   ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH... 703-780-3081
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ROBERTS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             COLONIAL II SINGLES WARD...703-313-6249
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OLD TOWN SPANISH WARD...703-519-9545
     Brunch served 7am - 2pm                                                                                      PLYMOUTH HAVEN BAPTIST...703-360-4370            ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH...703-765-4342                 CHURCH...703-836-7332              BELLE HAVEN WARD 703-780-4789
                                                                                                                                                                    ST. MARK EPISCOPAL CHURCH...703-765-3949            ST. ANDREWS UNITED METHODIST            KINGSTOWNE WARD...703-313-6140
            Dine in or call ahead and your dinner will be ready for pick up.                                    GRACE BRETHREN CHURCH…703-548-1808
                                                                                                                                                                            CHURCHES- CHURCH OF GOD                          CHURCH…..703-751-4666               FRANCONIA WARD...703-313-6147
                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH…703-549-5500       MT. VERNON WARD...703-780-9577
                   Dinner hours 2:30-9:30pm                                                                   ALEXANDRIA CHURCH OF GOD...703-548-5084
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18 ❖ Mount Vernon Gazette ❖ August 13-19, 2009                                                                                                                                                                                             
Wolverine Golfers Look To Learn                                                                                                                                               Sports Briefs

At annual Cougar Classic, West Potomac gets sneak peak at its competition.                                                                                                 Registration
            By Reed S. Albers
                     The Gazette
                                    going to be a rebuilding year.”
                                      Wallace said that the weather
                                                                                                                                                                           Starts Soon
                                    played a role in making the day                                                                                                           The City of Alexandria
                est Potomac’s golf on the links tough for his team.                                                                                                        Department of Recreation,
                                                                                                                                                                           Parks and Cultural Activi-

W               team took on the      “It’s hot and that makes for a
                challenging Inter- long, challenging day,” he said. “I
                national Country definitely think that factored in.”
Club in Chantilly during the an-      Most coaches use the early-sea-
nual Cougar Classic on Monday, son Cougar Classic to assess their
                                                                                                                                                                           ties’ Fall 2009 Program
                                                                                                                                                                           Guide is now available. The
                                                                                                                                                                           program guide highlights
                                                                                                                                                                           Alexandria city classes, pro-
Aug. 10 and learned it has a ways team’s strengths and weaknesses                                                                                                          grams, activities and special
to go to compete with top pro- and Wallace was no different, al-                                                                                                           events occurring September
grams.                                          ready picking out areas                                                                                                    through December. Regis-
   The Cougar Classic                           to improve for the com-                                                                                                    tration for fall classes and
is hosted by Oakton
High School and fea-
                        “We need to             ing season.
                                                  “We need to work on
                                                                                                                                                                           activities begin at 9 a.m. on
                                                                                                                                                                           Monday, August 17 for City
tured 11 local high
school golf teams.
                        work on the             the short game, putting
                                                and getting used to
                                                                                                                                                                           residents, and Monday, Au-
                                                                                                                                                                           gust 24 for nonresidents.
West Potomac’s golf-    short game,             faster greens,” he said.                                                                                                   Individuals, who subscribe
                                                                                                                                                                           to receive the program
ers faced a challenge                           “It’s the first tourna-

                                                                                                                                    Photo by Jason Mackey/The Connection
at International,       putting and             ment of the season, so                                                                                                     guide by mail, should have
which is known for                              some of the kids are                                                                                                       received it August 3 – 6. In-
its lightning-fast      getting used            still a bit rusty. It’s a                                                                                                  dividuals who did not sub-
                                                                                                                                                                           scribe can download a free
greens and various
water hazards. They
                        to faster               young team and I’m
                                                sure they’re willing to                                                                                                    copy        by       visiting
also faced near 100-
degree heat and spo-
                        greens.”                learn.”
                                                  Westfield finished
                                                                                                                                                                           reation or pick up a printed
radic wind gusts.       — Robert Wallace, first in team scoring at                                                                                                         copy at the following loca-
   The team finished            coach, West 302. Westfield’s Tim                                                                                                           tions:
with a total score of        Potomac High Ritter finished in first                                                                                                            ❖ Office of Citizen Assis-
392, placing 10th                               place individually with                                                                                                    tance, City Hall, 301 King
overall. Alex Cheng                             a 74 and Sarah Stanley,                                                                                                    St.
posted the lowest score for the also of Westfield, took second with                                                                                                           ❖ Lloyd House, 220 N.
team with an 87.                    a 75. Robinson Secondary School                                                                                                        Washington St.
   “We have a young team,” head finished second with a 315 and              Alex Cheng led the West Potomac golf team to a 10th-                                              ❖ Charles Barrett Recre-
coach Robert Wallace said. “Last was led by Alex Austin, who placed         place finish at the Cougar Classic on Monday with a team-                                      ation Center, 1115 Martha
year we lost about seven kids. It’s third with a 75.                        best 87.000                                                                                    Custis Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                              ❖ Chinquapin Park Rec-
                                                                                                                                                                           reation Center, 3210 King

O’Leary Takes Holden Cup                                                                                                                                                   St.
                                                                                                                                                                              ❖ Cora Kelly Recreation
                                                                                                                                                                           Center, 25 W. Reed Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                              ❖ Dr. Oswald Durant Me-
Alexandria native                                                                                                                                                          morial Recreation Center,
                                                                                                                                                                           1605 Cameron St.
finishes close                                                                                                                                                                ❖ Jerome “Buddie” Ford
                                                                                                                                                                           Nature Center, 5750 Sanger
behind in ninth.                                                                                                                                                           Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                              ❖ Mount Vernon Recre-
         By Michael K. Bohn                                                                                                                                                ation Center, 2701 Com-
                     The Gazette
                                                                                                                                                                           monwealth Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                              ❖ Nannie J. Lee Memo-
        t the annual Holden Cup                                                                                                                                            rial Recreation Center, 1108
                                                                                                                                    Photo by Michael K. Bohn/The Gazette

        golf tournament Aug. 10-                                                                                                                                           Jefferson St.
        11 at Belle Haven Country                                                                                                                                             ❖ Patrick Henry Recre-
Club, Reston resident John                                                                                                                                                 ation Center, 4643 Taney
O’Leary paid handsomely on the                                                                                                                                             Ave.
exacta wager. O’Leary won the 18-                                                                                                                                             ❖ William Ramsay Recre-
hole pro-am event on the first day,                                                                                                                                        ation Center, 5650 Sanger
then won the 36-hole pro division                                                                                                                                          Ave.
on the second day.                                                                                                                                                            ❖ Barrett Branch Library,
  O’Leary tied Baltimore pro                                                                                                                                               717 Queen St.
David Hutsell after regulation play                                                                                                                                           ❖ Beatley Central Library,
at 6-under 138. Both had been 9-                                                                                                                                           5005 Duke St.
under after the first four holes of                                                                                                                                           ❖ Burke Branch Library,
the second round, but the hot and                                                                                                                                          4701 Seminary Road
humid conditions gradually                                                                                                                                                    ❖ Duncan Branch Library,
ground down the players. O’Leary                                                                                                                                           2501 Commonwealth Ave.
                                      Aspiring tour pro and Alexandria native Chris Derby, second from left, played in the
won on the third sudden-death
                                      Holden Cup with the support of his high school buddies, all from Alexandria — An-
   See Holden Cup, Page 22            drew Stoiber, Brian Soule, and Joe Soule.                                                                                            Mount Vernon Gazette ❖ August 13-19, 2009 ❖ 19
Employment Classified
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 Salary up to $10/hour. Some experience                   TELEPHONE                             of the future.                                                                        ESTATE SALE 8/15 10-5
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                                                           inclement weather. Ability to work with
                                                                                                                   furniture, sterling, mens
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      LIFEGUARDS NEEDED                                                                                            jewelry, etc. Call Schefer                                        INVEST IN YOUR OWN HAPPINESS
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       Must be ARC lifeguard certified                     and oral instructions.
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      and have pool operators license.                            Email, fax or mail resumes to:                     Waiting List for Fairfax County Redevelopment and
        Call VAPS @ 571-248-4400                                                          Housing Authority Owned Murraygate Village
                                                                                                                      Apartments to Open August 10 –August 21, 2009
         or Email                                      Fax: 703-549-9022
                                                                               ACDS                              The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community
                                                                                                                 Development will be accepting applications from Monday,                              Live on the Chesapeake Bay
                                                                       Attn: Summer Sonner                       August 10 through Friday, August 21, 2009 for Murraygate
                                                                                                                                                                                     Just a simple 1/2 hour drive from the Cap. beltway is the western shore of the Chesapeake
                PLANT CARE                                               2400 Russell Road                       Village Apartments. Applications and information on eligibility
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 Local Growing Interiorscaper looking                                 Alexandria, VA 22301                       office at 7800 Belford Drive, Alexandria, Virginia, Monday          every day without the hassle of airports, bridges or heavy traffic. Boat, swim, fish or just
                                                           No phone calls, please.                               through Friday between the hours or 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.            sit by the water and relax. Waterfront and water view homes from the $300,000’s.
 for reliable PT/FT persons to care for                                                                          Interested applicants may obtain the application online at:         Call Julia Beal @ 443-254-0531 or visit my web site for more information
 plants in Northern Virginia areas. Will                                                                and print it to bring to the office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           H.T. Brown Real Estate, Inc.
 Train. Bkgrnd Investigations may be                                                                             during the above dates and times.

 req’d. Call Susan: (866) 878-8444                                                                               Fairfax County is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in
                                                                                                                 all county programs, services and activities and will provide
                                                                                                                 reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities upon
                                                                                                                                                                                          Good is not                                       One man
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                                                                                                                 703-246-5101 or TTY 703-385-3578. Please allow seven
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                                                          PART-TIME OR FREELANCE
                                                          REPORTER NEEDED
                                                          General assignment reporter to cover
                                                          Arlington and/or Mount Vernon, writ-
                                                          ing news, business, feature stories and
                                                          more. We will consider a part-time
                                                          reporter who would write a set number
                                                          of stories per week, or freelance, paid
                                                          by the story. Ability to provide digital
                                                          photos to accompany stories also
                                                          required. Low pay, but fascinating beat
                                                          and rare opportunity to work in jour-
                                                          nalism. Aspiring reporters without
                                                          published clips can apply for a 4-6
                                                          week internship (unpaid). Please email
                                                          cover letter, resume, three clips and a
                                                          few story ideas to Mary Kimm, at

20 ❖ Mount Vernon Gazette ❖ August 13-19, 2009                                                                                                                                                      
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         Home & Garden
• Specialize land drainage issues
                                                                                          O’Leary Takes Holden Cup
                                                                                              From Page 19
• 18 Yrs. water management             Roofing & Siding          JDF Masonry CO, LLC            hole.
• Design, construction, plants, care
• Free estimates
                                              (All Types)             703-283-9479              “I just tried to play steady in the playoff,” said O’Leary,
                                       Soffit & Fascia Wrapping
  703.329.1908                                New Gutters            ◆Bricks ◆Blocks, the PGA director of instruction at Chantilly’s Pleasant
LandiScapes Inc. - Lic./Bonded/Ins.
                                          Chimney Crowns
                                           Leaks Repaired
                                                                    ◆Flagstone ◆Concrete Valley Golf Club. “David and I have been in a couple
                                           No job too small           ◆Retaining Walls       playoffs this season, and I’m glad to get the win.”
                                        703-975-2375                 Free Est.    Lic & Ins.
    A&S                                                                 Affordable Prices
                                                                                                Joining O’Leary in the pro-am was fellow Reston resi-
LANDSCAPING                                                                                  dent Danny Ott, a mortgage banker with Wells Fargo.
  Spring Clean-up•Planting                                                                   “John did all the heavy lifting today,” said Ott over a
 Mulching • Sodding • Patios
                                         MOTTERN MASONRY DESIGN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by Michael K. Bohn/The Gazette
   Decks • Retaining Walls                                                                   plate of wings and a cold beer after Monday’s round.
     Drainage Solutions
                                                   Specializing in Custom                    O’Leary shot a 6-under 66 on the 6,965-yard layout, and
                                        Stone and Brick Walkways, Patios,                    Ott contributed two birdies. All the amateurs played at
                                                & Small and Large Repairs                    scratch.
                                                        Licensed, Insured                       Tournament host, Alexandria resident Charlie Holden,
       PAINTING                         • Free estimates • All work guaranteed • said the donations that the charity pro-am attracted had
                                                             fallen this year from 2008. “The $75,000 in donations
 PATRIOT                                          Phone 703-496-7491                         we received is still a great effort considering the eco-
 PAINTING                                                                                    nomic climate today,” he said at the pro-am awards din-                                                                     ner. “I am proud to say that our total for the past 10
 Wallpaper Removal,
                                       TAYLOR HANDYMAN                                       years is $750,000.”
                                                 Small Jobs Welcome                             Donations go to the Alexandria-based Prevent Cancer
  Power Washing.                                           Gutter repair, wood fencing,
  Int/Ext Painting                                                                           Foundation. The organization supports cancer preven-
                                                                 deck restoration
Free Est. • Satisfaction Guar.!                          pressure washing, landscaping,      tion research, education, and outreach programs nation-
Lic./Ins.              Int./Ext.                      bathroom caulking, vinyl floors, minor wide and has funded the work of more than 400 scien-
                                                        plumbing, general repairs & more     tists. See                                  John O’Leary, a PGA golf pro at Chantilly’s
  703-502-7840                                             703-780-4181                                                                                         Pleasant Valley Golf Club, accepts the Holden
              Cell                                                                              Former Washington Bullet and NBA All-Star Kevin
  571-283-4883                                            Cell: 571-245-7492                 Grevey headlined the amateur field. The part time scout            Cup from tournament host Charlie Holden,
                                                                                             for the Los Angeles Lakers owns Grevey’s, a restaurant             right.
                                                                                             and sports bar in Merrifield.
  TREE SERVICE                            Metro Gutter                                          Another notable joined the pro field — LPGA player
                                                                                             Kris Tschetter. She is trying to get her game back after
                                                                                                                                                                    Derby’s Pro Journey
     ANGEL’S                                    Clean/Install/Repair                         two successive hip replacements. She has $3 million in
                                                                                                                                                                       Alexandria native Chris Derby tied for ninth in the pro
                                         • Wood Replace & Wrapping • Pressure Washing
                                                                                                                                                                    division of the Holden Cup. Derby, who is temporarily liv-
TRASH HAULING                                                                                tour earnings, but in 11 starts this year, has enjoyed only            ing with his parents in the city’s Beverly Hills
 •Mulch                                             • Chimney Sweeping & Repair
                                                                                             middling results. She is married to noted golf instructor              neighborhood, is playing on the Hooters Tour this season.
   •Clean-up Grounds
                                                          20 YEARS EXP.                                                                                             He plans to enter the 2010 PGA Tour Q-School this fall.
     •Lot Land Clearing                                                                      Kirk Lucas, and they have two daughters and live in
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                                                                                                                                                                       “My goal is to make it far enough through the qualifying
                                                                                                                                                                    stages to gain some status on the Nationwide Tour,” Derby
                                                                                                                                                                    said after posting an even-par 70-74 – 144 in the Holden.
                                                                                                                                                                       Derby attended Alexandria Country Day School, and then
                                                                                         Nordlinger Cup                                                             graduated from Gonzaga High School in 2004. He earned a
           Now! Complete                                                                    The female junior golfers led the way at the 39th an-
                                                                                                                                                                    degree from Loyola College in Maryland last year. He
                                                                                                                                                                    worked in the Belle Haven bag room for four years during
                                                                                         nual PGA Nordlinger Cup at Mount Vernon Country Club                       high school and college. After the tournament host Charlie
            Print Editions                                                               Aug. 10-11. Fifteen-year-old Karishma Thiagaraj of                         Holden introduced Derby to everyone within hailing dis-
                                                                                                                                                                    tance. “This young man is going places,” said Holden.
                                                                                         Rockville, Md., won overall honors with the tournament’s
                            Online!                                                      low score of 8-over, 75-73 – 148. Second in both the
                                                                                         Girls 15-18 age division and overall was Clare Connolly
                                                                                                                                                      Nordlinger Cup. Only those players who have excelled
  The full print editions of all 18                                                      of Chevy Chase at 71-78 – 149. Clay O’Connor of
                                                                                                                                                      on the 2009 MAPGA Junior Tour are invited to join the
  Connection Newspapers are now                                                          Troutville, Va., won the Boys 16-18 and finished low guy
  available on our Web Site in PDF format,                                               with an 11-over, 75-76 – 151. Heat and humidity also
                                                                                                                                                         Other age division winners:
  page by page, identical to our weekly                                                  finished high during the two sweltering days of the tour-
                                                                                                                                                         Boys 10-11: Adam Gray, Potomac, Md.
  newsprint editions, including print                                                    nament.
                                                                                                                                                         Boys 12-13: Edric Wung, McLean
  advertising. Go to                                                                        “It’s exciting,” Thiagaraj said afterward, “I didn’t know
                                                                                                                                                         Boys 14-15: Chas Bassing, Great Falls                                                           we were playing against the boys.”
                                                                                                                                                         Girls 10-11: Jae Young Jun, Centreville
  and click on “Print Editions.”                                                            The Middle Atlantic section of the PGA sponsors the
                                                                                                                                                         Girls 12-14: Bryana Nguyen, Columbia, Md.

                                                                                                   Bulletin Board
                                                                                           To have a notice listed in the Bulletin Board, The Back Porch Thrift Store will                workshops for parents. This time of year
                                                                                         e-mail           accept gently used furniture and              donations of facial tissue, diapers/pull-
                                                                                         Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with            clothing. Back Porch is a part of United      ups, wipes, batteries, construction
                                                                                         questions.                                         Community Ministries — the nonprofit          paper, and crayons are needed. 703-
                                                                                                                                           agency in southern Fairfax County to           539-4232 ext. 4086.
                                                                                         MONDAY/SEPT. 7                                    whom the community turns during
                                                                                                                                           times of disasters. Proceeds made from      The Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
                                                                                         International Festival. 12:30-6 p.m.              the Back Porch Thrift Store go directly        Auxiliary is currently accepting
                                                                                            Includes live entertainment, children’s        into UCM’s programs and services that          applications for adult volunteers. A
                                                                                            rides, international food, white elephant      help families and individuals in Fairfax       variety of positions are available and
                                                                                            sale, beverages, games and more. Tickets       County live their best lives. Visit            every effort is made to match the
                                                                                            must be purchased for some activities. At

                                                                                                                                  Donations are received          volunteer’s availability, interest and
                                                                                            Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710            Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.           abilities. The hospital is located at 2501
                                                           ITIONS                           Mount Vernon Highway, Alexandria. Call         - 5 p.m. at 7838 Richmond Highway,             Parker’s Lane. Call 703-664-7260 or
                                                   PRINT ED
                                                                                            703- 780-4055 or visit          Alexandria. Call 703-799-7015 (in the          visit for more
                                                                                                                                           Crossroads Shopping Center next to A.J.        information.
                                                                                         ONGOING                                           Wrights). Go to http://
                                                                                                                                                 Mt. Vernon Meals on Wheels is
                                                                                         School supplies and backpacks are                 index.html.                                   seeking a volunteer driver coordinator
                                                                                           being accepted at United Community                                                            and a volunteer treasurer. For more
                                                                                           Ministries, 7511 Fordson Road, now         Hopkins House                                      information, call Fairfax Area Agency
                                                                                           through Aug. 17 in order for volunteers to   ( is a local                on Aging’s Volunteer Intake Line: 703-
                                                                                           sort supplies and pack backpacks.            charity that provides preschool services         324-5406, TTY: 703-449-1186, e-mail
                                                                                                                                        for children and offers family education
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