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                                                                                  Jacob Clarke, 5, and Evie Errett, 6, add art-
                                                                                  work to a letter to U.S. troops stationed over-
                                                                                  seas at the Halloween candy buy-back event
                                                                                  staged by orthodontist Stephan Tisseront.
                                                                                  Much of the money Tisseront paid for the
                                                                                  candy was donated to the Children’s Hospital,
                                                                                  and the candy was being sent to the soldiers.




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                                                                                                                                                                    FISH Kicks Off
                                                                                                                                                                   2009 Food Drive
                                                                                   Candy Buy-Back
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                                                                                   Collects Hundreds
                                          Photo By Mike DiCicco`/The Connection




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  Pumpkin
  Carve-In Art                 News                                                         Volunteer Opportunities
  on Display at                                                                             RESTON ASSOCIATION’S

  Lake Anne                                                                                 NEWCOMERS’ NIGHT
                                                                                               New or not so new to Reston? Come learn more about Reston Asso-
     Reston Art Gallery & Stu-                                                              ciation (RA) and its many services, amenities and programs. Meet RA
  dios wishes to thank support-                                                             Board members and staff and find out how you can get involved in
                                                                                            Reston. Light refreshments will be available and door prizes will be
  ers who participated in their                                                             awarded. Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 – 9 p.m. at the Reston Association Main
  “carve-in” of pumpkins do-                                                                Conference Room, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.
  nated by Whole Foods at                                                                      RSVP to Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org
  Plaza America, on Saturday,
  Oct 24, at Reston Art Gallery                                                             WEED WARRIORS PROJECTS
  & Studios at Lake Anne. Art-                                                                 Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive
  ists from the gallery were on                                                             exotic plants like English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo. That
                                                                              Contributed   is why RA needs help in rescuing Reston’s parkland from these aggres-
  hand to assist. Adults and Pat Macintyre, director of Reston Art Gallery & Studios,       sive plants. These fast growing, invasive plants escape from people’s
  children created 16 artistic was among the artists on hand to assist in pumpkin           yards and seriously threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and
  jack-o-lanterns.               carve-in.                                                  habitat from already stressed wildlife populations.
     Creations were displayed in                                                               Contact: Ha Brock via e-mail habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-
                                                                                            7986
  the windows of the Gallery
  and around the “children’s
                                                                                            SOAPSTONE FIRE RING
  fountain” on the plaza, before
                                                                                               Volunteers will be returning to the Glade Stream Valley targeting
  being carried by “Pumpkin                                                                 English Ivy and Pachysandra that is trying to take its place along the
  Porters” to the Embry Rucker                                                              pathway from Soapstone Dr. toward Steeplechase Drive. Saturday, Nov.
  Shelter, Laurel Learning cen-                                                             21, 10 a.m.- 12 Noon. The volunteers will be working along the newly
  ter, LAFH, Reston Children’s                                                              restored stream to protect it from invasions of non-native plants. Meet
                                                                                            at the Soapstone fire ring down the hill from Glade Drive. Park on the
  Center and other locations, to                                                            street. There is poison ivy at this site.
  spread Halloween cheer.
     Organizer Bob Anderson                                                                 WINTER BIRD COUNT
  continues this tradition that                                                               Join RA volunteers for annual winter bird count throughout Reston’s
  begun in 1993.                                                                            natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and
                                                                                            have fun while helping us obtain important information to help our
                                                                                            feathered friends. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010,
          The pumpkins are
    sitting on the fountain
                                                                                            7 A.M. – 12 NOON AT THE NATURE HOUSE – 11450 GLADE DRIVE.
       at Lake Anne before
                                                                                              Contact: Ha Brock via e-mail habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-
     being delivered to the                                                                 7986.
         selected locations.




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                                                            Cristina Munoz of Tisseront Orthodontics
             Photos by Mike DiCicco/The Connection          weighs the candy that Vivian Wheatfall, 3,
Ammar Al-Mahdi of Tisseront Orthodontics                    and her sister Sophia, 5, brought to the
                                                                                                                                                 Photo by Mike DiCicco/The Connection
dumps another tub full of candy into                        buy-back, while the girls’ mother, Robin,
                                                                                                                       Ten-year-old Jack Ruszkowski, left, and his brother
boxes to be sent to Operation Gratitude.                    looks on.
                                                                                                                       Nick, 8, pass out sample ballots in front of the Buzz
                                                                                                                       Aldrin Elementary School polling place.

Candy Buy-Back Collects                                                                                                Election Day in Reston
Hundreds of Pounds                                                                                                     Aldrin seen as                      the gubernatorial race four
                                                                                                                                                           years ago. Yet at Lake Anne El-
Orthodontist’s event raises                                                     participate in the holiday.            one of local                        ementary School, only 40 per-
                                                                                                                                                           cent of registered voters
                                                                                   “And I would have ended up eat-
money for Children’s Hospital,                                                  ing half of it, and I don’t need       ‘mega-precints.’                    showed up to vote in 2005.
                                                                                                                                                              The average voter turnout
                                                                                candy,” her husband said.
collects candy for troops and                                                      Asked why she was willing to                                            across Virginia and in Fairfax
                                                                                                                                                           County during the 2005 elec-
                                                                                more or less give away much of                  he Reston Connection
protects clients’ teeth.
              By Mike DiCicco            diers “for protecting our country
                                                                                her Halloween haul, 3-year-old
                                                                                Vivian Wheatfall said it was “be-
                                                                                cause the skeleton children don’t
                                                                                                                       T        went to print before
                                                                                                                                the polls closed on
                                                                                                                       Election Day Nov. 3. For current
                                                                                                                                                           tion was approximately 45 per-
                                                                                                                                                           cent, according to Virginia
                                                                                                                                                           State Board of Elections.
                                                                                                                                                              Reston residents tend to
                 The Connection          and others and for being so brave,”    have any [candy].”                     information on local races, visit
                                         she said.                                 She was referring to the starv-     www.connectionnewspapers.com.       strongly favor Democrats. In
            ora Williams, 12,               Tisseront’s office had taken the    ing children seen in charity com-                                          2005, every Reston precinct

N           showed up at Plaza
            America Monday after-
noon, Nov. 2, with what may be a
                                         day off to run the event, which had
                                         been scheduled to start at 1 p.m.
                                         but ended up starting earlier. By
                                                                                mercials on television, said her
                                                                                mother, Robin, explaining that
                                                                                their understanding was that
                                                                                                                          Poll watcher Jack Kenny said
                                                                                                                       Aldrin Elementary School in
                                                                                                                       Reston usually gets about 37
                                                                                                                                                           supported Gov. Tim Kaine (D)
                                                                                                                                                           with more than 60 percent of
                                                                                                                                                           the vote and, in a few Reston
                                                                                                                                                           polling places, he earned over
foreign concept to some: surplus         about 1:30 p.m., 360 pounds of         troops would distribute much of        percent to 40 percent voter
Halloween candy. Nine pounds of          candy had been collected, and the      the candy to children in the war-      turnout for gubernatorial elec-     70 percent of the vote.
it, to be precise. “We had extra         donations were coming rapidly.         torn countries where they were         tions, but fewer vot-                            Four years ago,
candy, and my brother’s in the              Daniel Pons, 6, and his sister      stationed.                             ers appeared to be                             the 2009 gubernato-
military, so we thought it would         Olivia, 4, had brought 8 pounds           Vivian’s 5-year-old sister Sophia   showing up at the                              rial candidates,
be nice to give it to them,” she said.   of candy between them. “My mom         agreed. “It’s because of the poor      polls for this year’s                          Democrat Creigh
   The event was orthodontist            didn’t want me to eat all of it, and   kids who don’t have any candy.         governor’s race.                               Deeds and Republi-
Stephan Tisseront’s fourth annual        I don’t really like candy,” Daniel     They have nothing to eat and they         About 80 people had come                    can Bob McDonnell,
Halloween candy buy-back, to             said. On his card to the troops, he    can’t survive,” she said.              through Aldrin’s polling station    faced each other in the Virginia
benefit both Children’s Hospital         had written that he hoped that            Her mother said this was the        every half hour during the first    attorney general race. The elec-
and U.S. troops stationed over-          they, on the other hand, did like      first year that the Halloween Fairy    couple of hours voting was          tion, which McDonnell won
seas. Tisseront was offering $2 per      the candy.                             had visited their house, leaving       available Nov. 3, said precinct     with fewer than 350 votes
pound of candy, one for the child           Members of the Barrington fam-      each of the girls a toy in exchange    chief Randy Causey.                 statewide, was the closest
selling it and one for Children’s        ily had recently discovered that       for their candy, but the fairy had        But Causey said those num-       statewide race in Virginia’s his-
Hospital, although he said many          they had a dairy allergy, so the       mysteriously left about four           bers appear higher than they        tory.
of the children also donated their       three daughters kept some of their     pounds of the sweets, so they          actually are, since Aldrin was         Yet in Reston, Deeds domi-
share of the money. The candy was        candy, such as the Starbursts, but     brought that to the buy-back.          “one of those mega-precincts,”      nated McDonnell by a wide
then to be sent to California-based      brought 4 1/2 pounds of choco-            Children and parents alike were     with close to the maximum           margin. The Democrat from
nonprofit Operation Gratitude,           late treats to the buy-back, said      also treated to hot apple cider at     5,000 voters allowed.               Bath County won every pre-
which would incorporate it into          mother Malia.                          the event, and each pound of              During the previous guberna-     cinct with over 60 percent of
care packages for troops stationed          “And I thought it would be cool     candy earned one ticket for a raffle   torial election in 2005, Reston’s   the vote, outpacing Deeds per-
in various overseas locations. “So       to do it,” said her oldest daughter,   taking place in the evening, the       voter turnout varied greatly        formance in Fairfax County
it’s two great causes,” Tisseront        Caroline, 12.                          prizes being a dinner at Champps       depending on the polling sta-       overall, which was about 57
said. “And, you know, candy and             “We thought it was the perfect      Americana restaurant and an iPod       tion.                               percent across the locality.
braces, they don’t match too well.”      solution, Malia Barrington said,       shuffle.                                  At Hunters Woods Elemen-
   The children were also given the      noting that her husband, Scott,           By shortly after 2 p.m., the        tary School, for example, voter         — Julia O’Donoghue
chance to write letters to the           was retired from the military, and     candy count was up to 525              turnout was near 60 percent for            and Mike Dicicco
troops. Nora had thanked the sol-        the children had still been able to    pounds.
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   Kaine To Speak at
   Committee for Dulles Gala
     Virgnia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) will be a keynote speaker
                                                                          FISH Kicks Off 2009 Food Drive
   and Tower of Dulles Honoree at the Committee for Dulles 43rd           Former FISH
   Anniversary Gala on Friday, Nov. 6, at the Lansdowne Resort.
   Reception begins at 7 p.m. Dinner and program begins at 8 p.m.         beneficiary helps
   For more information, go to http://www.committeefordulles.org/
   09galaspon.html. For sponsorship, contact Mary Waters, Gala            collect food.
   chair, 703-581-1700 or Susan Davis, 703-430-8749.
                                                                                      erndon-Reston FISH,

   RCC Board
   Members Confirmed
                                                                          H           Inc. (Friendly Instant
                                                                                      Sympathetic Help)
                                                                          jumpstarted its 2009 Holiday Food
                                                                          Drive on Oct. 24 and 25, at
     On Monday, Oct. 19, at the request of Supervisor Catherine           Safeway, South Lakes Shopping
   M. Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill), the Fairfax County Board of Su-            Center in Reston.
   pervisors appointed three candidates to the nine-member Reston            The patrons of Safeway donated
   Community Center Board of Governors, all for terms expiring in         38 boxes of food, food gift cards
   2012. The official results of the 2009 RCC Preference Poll re-         and cash during the two days.
   sulted in the appointment of returning Board members William           These donations will provide food
                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Sue Maynard
   G. Bouie, Carol Ann Bradley and Colin Mills.                           baskets for at least 20 families for
                                                                                                                 FISH volunteers, Barbara Beecy and Sandra Muskelly
     “I look forward to continuing my service at RCC and am hon-          Thanksgiving.
                                                                                                                 collect food at Safeway in Reston.
   ored to have the community’s trust in me to carry forward the             Among the FISH volunteers on
   initiatives underway and to meet the challenges of the coming          Sunday, Oct. 25, was Sandra            Fairfax’s “Volunteer Day” notice.     books, toys, infant supplies and
   year,” said Bradley, current chair of the RCC Board of Gover-          Muskelly. FISH helped Muskelly           Businesses, schools and indi-       educational toys. Gift cards are
   nors.                                                                  and her children about 17 years        viduals may donate non-perish-        optimal for teens.
     Bradley also serves as the Board liaison to Reston Interfaith.       ago when they were temporarily         able food to FISH for the Thanks-       Point of contact is Holiday Co-
   In previous years, she has served as the chair of the Community        homeless. Fairfax County provided      giving boxes by Nov. 13 and for       ordinator Robyn Kampf at 571-
   Relations Committee and as a member of other Board commit-             housing to the family and FISH         the December Holiday boxes by         926-8019                          or
   tees.                                                                  donated furniture, clothing and        Dec. 15. The goal is to provide       rhkampf@gmail.com. Tax-deduct-
     Bouie has been on the RCC Board for the past six years and is        toys. Her youngest was an infant       food for 650 residents, about 200     ible check donations may be sent
   currently serving as vice chair. Mills has been on the RCC Board       then and is now a college student.     families, for each of the two occa-   to: Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc.,
   for the past three years and is currently serving as Secretary.        Muskelly is an administrative as-      sions. Grocery store gift certifi-    336 Victory Drive, Herndon, VA
     The Preference Poll Committee, led by William Penniman, con-         sistant at Northrop Grumman and        cates of $10 are also requested to    20170. Indicate the check is for the
   ducted this year’s Preference Poll using a new format. Each resi-      was eager to give back to FISH by      supplement the food boxes. Gifts      holiday boxes. For information
   dent and business address of Small District 5 received a mailed        helping at this event, which she       for infants to pre-teens are needed   about          FISH            visit
   ballot that they could vote online or mail-in in addition to the       learned about from Volunteer           for the December boxes, such as,      www.herndonrestonfish.org.
   traditional walk-in format. This change has resulted in record-
   breaking voter participation in this year’s Preference Poll.
                                                                          Kebob House Opens at Lake Anne
   Epilepsy Awareness
   Walk Planned                                                           Signs of                                                                        this area, they are very
                                                                                                                                                          nice and cooperative,”
      The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia (EFVA), Northern Virginia       more                                                                            Ahmad said. As he spent
                                                                                                                                                          the last two months pre-
   Chapter will be hosting its Annual Epilepsy Awareness Walk on
   Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the South Lakes High School.         restaurants                                                                     paring the space, he said,
                                                                                                                                                          neighbors and passersby
   The event will include a silent auction, balloons for the kids,
   and a visit by the local fire station. Community members are
                                                                          to come.                                                                        often expressed their ex-
                                                                                                                                                          citement over the coming
   encouraged to come out and support not only overcoming the
                                                                                                                                                          eatery, adding, “People in
   stigma associated with epilepsy, but also aggressively pursuing                 s of last weekend,                                                     this area are familiar with
   finding a cure.
      For more information, contact Deborah Halla at
   EFVA.NVA@gmail.com, 703-317-3358 or Dana Douglas at
                                                                          A       customers at Lake
                                                                                  Anne have one
                                                                          more dining option to
                                                                                                                                                          kebobs.”
                                                                                                                                                             Ahmad has a back-
                                                                                                                                                          ground in restaurants in
   DanaDouglas@cox.net.                                                   choose from, and it ap-                                                         both the United States
                                                                          pears that more are on the                                                      and Pakistan, but he said,
   Donations Sought for                                                   way.
                                                                            Roti Grill, a kebob
                                                                                                                                                          “It’s my wife’s passion that
                                                                                                                                                          we should open a restau-
   Thanksgiving Outreach                                                  house, opened its doors on
                                                                          Saturday, offering freshly
                                                                                                                                                          rant because she’s a very
     The Herndon-based charity Nation Children will conduct a                                                                                             good cook.”
                                                                          prepared food in the Paki-                                                         Meanwhile, work is be-
   Thanksgiving outreach program at the Reston Community Cen-             stani Punjab tradition, as
   ter at Lake Anne Village Center on Wednesday, Nov. 25.                                                                                                 ing done in a unit next to
                                                                          well as some more Ameri-                                                        the Reston Museum,
     At last year’s event, the organization distributed food and cloth-   canized meals, such as the
   ing to more than 400 people, and more people are expected this                                                                                         where a sign reading,
                                                                          charga chicken, a rotis-                                                        “sushi” now hangs in the
   year. Low-income and homeless families will be able to pick up         serie chicken with
   fresh food and vegetables, turkeys, children’s clothing and other                                            Photo by Mike DiCicco/The Connection      window. And “for sale”
                                                                          tandoori spices. “It’s not Roti Grill is now open for business on               signs are still displayed in
   children’s accessories. The event, which is held in collaboration      fast food, but it’s food Washington Plaza.
   with the Reston Community Center and the county’s Depart-                                                                                              the windows of the space
                                                                          fast,” said owner Naveed                                                        formerly occupied by the
   ment of Family Services, from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.                     Ahmad, noting that it was a casual been looking for a location to open Tavern on the Lake, but on Oct. 9,
     Donations can be dropped off at the Nation Children head-            dining spot where a meal could be a restaurant for half a year when the Department of Alcoholic Bev-
   quarters at 603 Carlisle Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, or they can         had for $10.                        he brought his family to Washing- erage Control posted notice that a
   be picked up when donors fill out a donation form at                     In Punjabi, the word roti means ton Plaza at Lake Anne. His daugh- group called American Restaurant
   www.nationchildren.org/donations.html. To learn more, e-mail           bread but is also a slang term for ter, 4, suggested that this ought to and Lounge Concepts Inc. had ap-
   esther@nationchildren.org or call 866-533-6629.                        a meal, and in English, it suggests be the place. He looked into the plied for a liquor license for the
                                                                          the word rotisserie, Ahmad said.    location and agreed. “It looks nice location.
                                                                            A Leesburg resident, Ahmad had and pretty, and the people around                    — Mike DiCicco
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          Schools
  Jane E. Carey graduated from the           ronment, publish a newspaper, and         bers. Embry Rucker provides shelter and
Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training          build a shed. Bayscapers members will     drop-in services for homeless individu-
Corps) Leader Development and As-            also add to the school’s compost pile,    als and families.
sessment Course at Fort Lewis,               build a frame for a garden sign, and
Tacoma, Wash. Carey is a student at          transplant plants.                           Khrystyna Chekhlata of Reston,
the University of Richmond. She is the                                                 Pratt photography freshman, was hon-
daughter of William D. Carey Jr. of            Students at Hunters Woods El-           ored with a Young Photographers
Cobblestone Lane, Reston, and a a            ementary are collecting toiletries for    Alliance (YPA) Award and $2,000 at the
2006 graduate of South Lakes High            the Embry Rucker Community Shelter in     inaugural YPA Award Ceremony and
School.                                      Reston as part of the school’s Strong     Benefit Auction at the Metropolitan Pa-
                                             Hearts for Health and Helping program,    vilion in New York City.
   Lake Anne Elementary has estab-           which runs through the end of October.
lished a Bayscapers Club for students in     The drive began with a healthy heart         Sareenah Sayall of Reston has re-
grades 2-6 who want to learn about the       walk-run on school grounds early in       ceived a master of business
Lake Anne environment, do some gar-          October; each grade level is currently    administration in business administra-
dening, create outdoor and indoor            collecting special items that have been   tion and management from Boston
artistic projects that celebrate the envi-   suggested by Embry Rucker staff mem-      University of Boston, Mass.




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            he Potomac River provides a beau zones where no life can survive.                          regulation is invaluable in this. U.S. Rep. Jim     kemal@connectionnewspapers.com



T           tiful backdrop to so much of North       Now, new legislation, the Chesapeake Clean
            ern Virginia, from the rugged ar Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act of 2009,
            eas of the Potomac Gorge from proposed in both the House and the Senate,
above Great Falls down into Arlington to the has a chance to make all the difference for the
broad tidal Potomac from Alexandria,                        bay — and also much of the Potomac
                                                                                                       Moran and U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen are also
                                                                                                       cosponsors of the bill in the House. U.S. Sen.
                                                                                                       Ben Cardin (D-Md) is author of the bill in the
                                                                                                       Senate; Virginia’s U.S. Senators Mark Warner
                                                                                                       (D) and Jim Webb (D) should get on board as
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then meandering down to the Chesa- Editorial River from Arlington and Alexandria                       well.                                                        703-778-9441
peake Bay.                                                  on down.                                     The legislation proposed would connect the       mdicicco@connectionnewspapers.com
  The river and the bay are an impor-                         While the bills would ensure that the    scientific understanding of the pollution lev-             Julia O’Donoghue
tant part of our local identity, part of our local six states in the bay watershed and the Dis-        els with incentives, penalties (withholding of             Education & Politics
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recreational resource.                             tailed plans to reduce pollution sufficiently to    ibility (interstate nutrient trading provisions)            Ken Moore
  While over the past decade, federal and lo- achieve the Bay-wide reduction targets for ni-           to achieve the necessary levels.                          Courts & Projects
cal governments plus environmental groups trogen, phosphorus, and sediment by 2025, it                   While this legislation is aimed at the Chesa-    kmoore@connectionnewspapers.com
and activists have devoted much energy and also has national implications as a blueprint               peake Bay, local streams and rivers will also                Rich Sanders
attention to the health of the Chesapeake Bay, for improving the health of other wetlands and          benefit in the process.                                       Sports Editor
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we have been losing ground. This is despite a waterways around the county.                                                            — Mary Kimm,        rsanders@connectionnewspapers.com
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            m I the only one who thinks that money                               Virginia’s electric          and racial/ethnic differences appear to     Classified Advertising, 703-778-9411
                                                                                                                                                          classified@connectionnewspapers.com

   A        plays an outrageously large role in our
            public policy machinery? While hard
   to prove beyond any doubt, the data make a
                                                                                 power industry. Do-
                                                                                 minion paid almost
                                                                                 every single delegate
                                                                                                              be driving people farther apart, the
                                                                                                              United Christian Parish of Reston was
                                                                                                              delighted that our communities dem-
                                                                                                              onstrated their ongoing commitment to
                                                                                                                                                                   Barbara Parkinson
                                                                                                                                                                  Employment Advertising
                                                                                                                                                                      703-778-9413
                                                                                                                                                          classified@connectionnewspapers.com
   compelling case that bucks buy influence and                                  and senator from
   drive outcomes far too often. As U.S. Rep.                                    $1,000 up to $25,000         unity by turning out in force for our
                                                                                                              first annual Music Explosion festival            Editor & Publisher
   Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said, “We are the only       Independent               depending on senior-                                                              Mary Kimm
   people in the world required by law to take                                   ity — i.e., members          last month. What a joy it was to see                703-778-9433
                                                       Progressive                                            our sanctuary filled with so many new       mkimm@connectionnewspapers.com
   large amounts of money from strangers and                                     got $1,000-$2,000;
   then act as if it has no effect on our behavior.”   committee chairs got $5,000; and party lead-           faces and to hear visitors comment on                Editor in Chief
                                                                                                              how much they appreciated the oppor-                  Steven Mauren
      This is not to say that all money taken by       ers got about $25,000 each. To track the money,                                                           Managing Editors
   candidates for office buys influence in the form    see VPAP  .org. The attorney general, who un-          tunity to be together for such a good       Michael O’Connell, Kemal Kurspahic
                                                                                                              cause. The music was terrific and we                 Photography:
   of votes on legislation or other favored treat-     der Virginia law is required to give an opinion                                                      Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft,
   ment by government. Nor is influence buying         on proposed legislation (and serve as consumer         are extremely grateful to all of the tal-            Craig Sterbutzel
                                                                                                              ented musicians and vocalists who                      Art/Design:
   intended by most donors who, like me, give          advocate), received $50,000 from Dominion                                                           Geovani Flores, Laurence Foong,
   modest amounts to candidates whom we be-            and got his prompt review and stamp of ap-             graced us with their gifts.                     John Heinly, Wayne Shipp,
                                                                                                                 Our goal is to bring communities to-                 John Smith
   lieve share our views of good public policy.        proval on the bill. The accommodating attor-                                                            Production Manager:
   Besides, our donations are too little to buy any    ney general is now Virginia’s governor hope-           gether through our shared love of mu-                    Jean Card
   pol worth his salt.                                 ful, Bob McDonnell, bought and paid for it             sic and commitment to serving those
                                                                                                              in need. We realize that music festivals      CIRCULATION: 703-778-9426
      However, large contributions, given by for-      seems by Dominion along with our legislature.                                                             Circulation Manager:
   profit interests to the same politician over time   In return, a bill re-regulating an entire indus-       can’t change the world, but they do                     Linda Pecquex
                                                                                                              bring people together. And whenever         circulation@connectionnewspapers.com
   or in large chunks, correlate too closely to be-    try sailed thru the compliant legislature, 35-3 in
   havior for even the most naïve among us to          the Senate, 82-16 in the House of Delegates —          communities direct their collective tal-
                                                                                                                                                            CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
   doubt the cause-and-effect relationship. In         in just seven weeks. Re-regulating an industry is      ents and resources toward that which                    L.L.C.
                                                                                                              unites us, good things happen. Thanks              Peter Labovitz
   most cases, politicians do a pretty good job of     incredibly complex and would likely have re-                                                               President/CEO
   camouflaging influence selling by taking the        quired a couple of years had the legislation been      to Reston, Herndon, Sterling and be-
                                                                                                              yond for helping us launch what we                     Mary Kimm
   money in smaller chunks on a regular basis or       analyzed and debated. Instead, Dominion Power                                                       Publisher/Chief Operating Officer
   having it come from different persons for the       got its law guaranteeing nice profits and no           intend to be an annual event. And                     703-778-9433
                                                                                                              thanks to the Reston Connection for         mkimm@connectionnewspapers.com
   same corporate or industry purpose.                 strenuous requirements for efficiency or clean-
      I offer you a couple examples of influence       ing up environmental impacts. Consumer and en-         letting those who weren’t present get                 Jerry Vernon
                                                                                                              a glimpse of what they missed.                    Executive Vice President
   buying (and selling?) which would not be al-        vironmental advocates were outraged — and ig-                                                      jvernon@connectionnewspapers.com
   lowed if objective people made our laws. The        nored. Your electric rates climb to boost profits         We hope to see you all again next
                                                                                                              year!                                               Wesley DeBrosse
   first involves Virginia Dominion Power which        to pay lobbyists and pols who serve them.                                                                     Controller
   gives personal gifts and millions of dollars to
                                                                                                                Rev. Joan Bell-Haynes, Pastor                       Debbie Funk
   state legislators and executives on a continu-        Next: health care reform — a major league bazaar                                                    National Sales, 703-778-9444
   ing basis. In 2007, Dominion made big time          for corruption.                                          United Christian Parish                   debfunk@connectionnewspapers.com
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        Opinion
What a Difference a Year Makes
 By Kenneth R. “Ken” Plum                                                     to take place seemed to be more a
           State Delegate (D-36)                                              result of when the new constitu-
                                                                              tion was adopted than a purpose-
          his column was written                                              ful attempt to manipulate election

T         before the results of this
          week’s elections were
known. Regardless of the outcome
                                                                              results. Nevertheless, during the
                                                                              20th century, the off-year elections
                                                                              were viewed in Virginia as a way
of the elections, it had become                                               to reduce federal influence in state
clear through the summer and the                                              elections. With the intention of
fall that the mood of the elector-                                            limiting the electorate, the domi-
ate was very different from a year                                            nant Byrd Machine was able to
                     ago. Hope and                                            hold power over local and state
Commentary the excitement              came the first Democrat to carry       elections even more easily. The
                     for change had
given way to mistrust and doubt
for many. Most people continue to
feel or at least read about the ef-
fects of the recession. Our coun-
                                       the state in a presidential election
                                       in 44 years. But the extra effort of
                                       last year left many voters and cam-
                                       paign workers exhausted. And let’s
                                       face it: few candidates could ever
                                                                              likelihood of altering the Virginia
                                                                              voting schedule to get on the fed-
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                                                                              a change would require a gover-
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                                                                                 Without presuming the outcome
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                                                                                                                                                                     OFF ALL
   Contrary to the practice in most
states, Virginia has elections every
                                       Virginia is that the state elects a
                                       governor of the opposite political
                                                                              thank all those persons who voted
                                                                              for me this year and in years past.
                                                                                                                                                                Trees & Shrubs
year. The result is a fatigue on the   party of the president that was just   I am realistic about the challenges                                                    SHREDDED
part of many voters and a burn-        elected.                               facing the Commonwealth, and I
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                                                                                                                                   Calendar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Reston Art
                                                                                                                            Send         announcements          to            jewelry, fine arts and more. Free.         meets at the United Christian Parish     Baby Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m.               non-perishable food which will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gallery
                                                                                                                          reston@connectionnewspapers.com.                    703-620-1977.                              on 11508 North Shore Drive in               Reston Regional Library, 11925              donated to F.I.S.H. 703-716-0623 or                                               Nov. 5, 2009
                                                                                                                          Deadline is Thursday for the following           Reston Community Players Present              Reston, Cub Scout Pack 1971 meets at        Bowman Towne Drive, Reston.                 www.restongardenclub.org.
                                                                                                                          week’s paper. Photos/artwork encouraged.            Curtains. 8 p.m. CenterStage               Hunters Woods Elementary School.            Interactive storytime. Age 13-23          Special Twos. 10:30 a.m. Reston
  South Lakes High
  Celebrates
                                                                                                                          For     additional
                                                                                                                          www.connectionnewspapers.com.

                                                                                                                                      .
                                                                                                                          THURSDAY/NOV 5
                                                                                                                                                 listings,   visit            Theater at the Reston Community
                                                                                                                                                                              Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road,
                                                                                                                                                                              Reston. $20 adults, $17 seniors and
                                                                                                                                                                              students. 703-476-4500 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Home 4 the Holidays Super Pet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Adoption Event. 11a.m.-4 p.m. at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Reston Town Center, Freedom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Drive, Reston. Raffle at Bark ‘n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     months with adult. 703-689-2700.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kids‘ Science. 3 p.m. Stories and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     science experiment. Age 5-7. 703-689-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2700.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Regional Library, 11925 Bowman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Towne Drive, Reston. Stories and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 activities.Age 2 with adult. 703-689-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2700.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Paul Gayter
                                                                                                                                                                              www.restonplayers.org.                     Bubbles booth. Sponsored by              Conserve and Save Dollars                    Songs of Mark Twain’s America
  Homecoming                                                                                                              Open Mic for Bands Night. 9 p.m. at              Weichert Realtors/ Habitat for                GoodDogz.org; at least thirty all-          Workshop. 6:30 p.m. Reston                  With Judy Cook. 7 p.m. Reston                    “A moment in light and landscape”
                                                                                                                             Jimmy’s Tavern, 697 Spring St., Old              Humanity Community Yard                    breed and purebred dog rescue               Regional Library, 11925 Bowman              Regional Library, 11925 Bowman
  The South Lakes High                                                                                                       Town Herndon (on the Corner of                   Sale, at Weichert Realtors, 1760           organizations will on-hand with             Towne Drive, Reston. Conservation           Towne Drive, Reston. 703-689-2700.                        Reception, Meet the Artist
  School sophomores get                                                                                                      Elden and Spring Streets). Bands will            Reston Parkway, Reston. Pick up a          adoptable dogs awaiting a family.           tips, do it yourself energy audit and
                                                                                                                             receive 30 minutes to play, and must             registration packet at Weichert,           pam@barknbubblesdogwash.com.                energy share program information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Saturday, Nov. 28, 1–3 p.m.
  together at the home of                                                                                                    pre-sign with Andre’ Love at                     Realtors. $25 per vendor space. 703-     Children’s Author Mary Rand Hess.             Adults. 703-689-2700.                                 .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               THURSDAY/NOV 12
  John and Hoori                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Regular Gallery Hours 12–5 Sat.-Sun.; by chance or by appointment
                                                                                                                             soulcraftmusic@yahoo.com or 703-                 264-0000.                                  4-6 p.m. at ArtinSights, Reston Town                                                  Artist Patricia C. K. Macintyre. 11
  Kruszewski in Oak Hill on                                                                                                  984-9114. Walk–ins will only be               Herndon United Methodist Church               Center, 11921 Freedom Drive, Reston.                                                     a.m. at Reston’s Used Book Shop,
                                                                                                                             accepted if time permits. All types of           Harvest Bazaar. 9 a.m. Yard sale,          “The Day I Met the Nuts” book                       .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TUESDAY/NOV 10                                  1623 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne        RESTON ART GALLERY & STUDIOS • 703.481.8156
  Saturday, Oct. 31 for a                                                                                                    music welcomed. 703-435-5467.                    car wash, shoppers showcase,               signing.                                 Colvin Run Community Center                     Village Center, Reston. “From Here To   Lake Anne • 11400 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190
  Pre-Homecoming event                                                                                                    Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m.                     crafters, children’s activities,           www.earthdaypublishing.com.                Weekly Dance. 7 p.m. at Colvin                There And Back With A Quack!” book
  starting their evening                                                                                                     Reston Regional Library, 11925                   moonbouce, bake sale and more.                                                        Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run             signing. 703-435-9772.
                                                                                                                             Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories              Gospel concert at 5:30 featuring                                                      Road, Great Falls. $10.                    Baby Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m.
  with pictures and dinner.                                                                                                  and activities. Age 3-5 with adult.              All4hym. Proceeds benefit Youth Led                .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SUNDAY/NOV 8                                 www.colvinrun.org.                            Reston Regional Library, 11925
  The group pictured in-                                                                                                     703-689-2700.                                    and other missions.                      Reston Community Players Present           Garnet Rogers. 7:15 p.m. in the Back            Bowman Towne Drive, Reston.
  cludes Katie Horlacher,                                                                                                                                                  Trout Fishing in America, with Ezra           Curtains. 2:30 p.m. CenterStage            Room at The Tortilla Factory, 648             Interactive storytime. Age 13-23
                                                                                                                                                                              Idlet (guitar and vocals) and Keith        Theater at the Reston Community            Elden Street, Herndon. $14 non-               months with adult. 703-689-2700.
  Aren Durana, Sarah                                                                                                                .
                                                                                                                          FRIDAY/NOV 6                                        Grimwood (bass and vocals). 3 p.m.         Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road,              members, $13 members. Purchase             Friends of the Library Book
  Delaney, Christy Hoffman,                                                                                               Reston Community Players Present                    at Centerstage Reston Community            Reston. This performance will be sign      tickets Tuesdays at The Folk Club or          Discussion. 7:30 p.m. Reston
  Sara Dalsheim , Elise                                                                                                     Curtains. 8 p.m. CenterStage                      Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road,              interpreted for the deaf and hearing       e-mail Dave Hurd at                           Regional Library, 11925 Bowman
                                                                                                                            Theater at the Reston Community                   Reston. 703-476-4500 or                    impaired. $20 adults, $17 seniors and      DAHurdSr@cs.com                               Towne Drive, Reston. Call for title.
  Cross, Ariana Camielle                                                                                                    Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road,                     www.restoncommunitycenter.com.             students. 703-476-4500 or                NVHC Speaker Series. 8 p.m. at                  Adults. 703-689-2700.
  Kruszewski, Sami                                                                                                          Reston. $20 adults, $17 seniors and            Our Daily Bread Holiday Food                  www.restonplayers.org.                     Northern Virginia Hebrew
  Chamberlin, Lara Duffy,                                                                                                   students. 703-476-4500 or                         Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next to            Monte Carlo Night. 5:30-10 p.m.              Congregation, 1441 Wiehle Ave.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               FRIDAY/NOV 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Catering to both men and women!
                                                                                                                            www.restonplayers.org.                            Safeway at Courthouse Plaza, 10376         Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview      Reston, “Who Speaks for American
  Chris Sheppard, Billy                                                                                                   Reston V.I.P. 2 p.m. Reston Regional                Willard Way, Fairfax City. Proceeds to     Park Drive, Falls Church. $50 per          Jews on Israel and the Middle East?”       Reston Community Players Present
  Mclaughlin, Sam                                                                                                           Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive,                benefit SHARE. www.our-daily-              person. Appetizers, casino games,          Daniel Levy, Senior Fellow and Co-            Curtains. 8 p.m. CenterStage                          $20 OFF
  Campbell, Najee Lewis,                                                                                                    Reston. Support group for adults with             bread.org.                                 music and dancing, door prizes, silent     Director of the New America                   Theater at the Reston Community                 Women’s Chemical & Cut
                                                                                                                            vision loss. 703-689-2700.                     Scouting for Food. Boy Scout Troop            and live auctions and more.                Foundation’s Middle East Task Force           Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road,
  Brian Kraus, Cassie                                                                                                                                                         1970 will distribute flyers and food       Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of           and Senior Fellow of the Century              Reston. $20 adults, $17 seniors and
  Grabski, Jeff Church and
  Aliya Ford.                                                                                                                         .
                                                                                                                          SATURDAY/NOV 7
                                                                                                                                                                              collection bags around Reston on
                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, Nov. 7 for their annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Northern Virginia. Proceeds go to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         local educational and civic programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Foundation Prospects for Peace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Project. Free. 703-437-7733 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  students. 703-476-4500 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  www.restonplayers.org.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Please Help us Welcome
                                                                                                                          Community of Faith United
                                                                                                                            Methodist Church Arts and
                                                                                                                                                                              Scouting for Food drive. Food items
                                                                                                                                                                              will be picked up on Saturday Nov. 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         703-319-6930.                              www.nvhcreston.org.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reston Garden Club. 1 p.m. at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Friday Night Coffee House. 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  at the Unitarian Universalist Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kara Vander Hamm!
                                                                                                                            Crafts Fair, to raise money for both              by Cub Scout Pack 1971. Leave food                                                    Lake Anne Community Center. Jane              of Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston.
                                                                                                                            local and nationwide missions.                    items in bags on your front step. All              .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       MONDAY/NOV 9                                 Bell will present an Ikebana                  Featuring members of the
                                                                                                                            Community of Faith United                         food donations are taken to local food   Drop-In Story Hour. 11 a.m. Herndon          demonstration. The club will also sell        Songwriters Association of              11517 Sunrise Valley Dr. Reston, VA
                                                                                                                            Methodist Church,13224 Franklin                   banks in Reston for distribution to        Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St.,       deer-resistant bulbs at the meeting.          Washington. $10 cover charge for
                                                                                                                            Farm Road, Herndon. Clothing,                     those in need. Boy Scout Troop 1970        Herndon. 703-437-8855.                     Attendees are requested to bring a            food and drinks. 703-742-7992.
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      At Same Location,
    Under Same Ownership
         for 46 years
       Authorized Agent of

                                                                                           Photos by Janelle L. Plummer/The Connection        Reston Museum is operated by the Reston Historic Trust
                                                               Loren Bruce, volunteer tour guide at the Reston Museum,                        and offers community exhibits and archives, plus Reston
                                                               and Nancy Davis, a resident of Reston, at the Reston                           signature items for sale, according to the museum’s
                                                               Museum on Saturday, Oct. 25.                                                   official Web site.
 ONCE A YEAR
 ORIENTAL RUG
             Museum Tells ‘Reston Story’
   SALE New programs for schools, community planned. Upcoming Events
   1/2 Price                                                         By Janelle L. Plummer              Langston Hughes Middle School in      treasure hunt around the plaza,
                                                                                                                                                                                        The museum is offering guided tours
                                                                                                                                                                                     on Saturdays at 12:15 p.m. for children
     Expires 10/28/09                                                                                                                                                                and adults. During the tour, visitors and
                                                                                The Connection          Reston, especially with eighth        and the museum is usually in-
                                                                                                                                                                                     residents can review the early plans for
   Machine-Made                                                                                         grade students on their oral his-     cluded in that.                        Reston dating back to the early 1960s.
  & Hand-Knotted                                                         eston Museum is com            tory projects in the spring.            Loren Bruce, volunteer tour          According to the Reston Museum’s offi-

       Area’s
  Largest Selection
                                                               R         pletely refurbished, and it
                                                                         continues to offer all sorts
                                                               of educational and community
                                                                                                           “[We] try to encourage all the
                                                                                                        schools [to visit the museum],”
                                                                                                        Lilienthal said, “and show them
                                                                                                                                              guide at the Reston Museum, said
                                                                                                                                              the museum is not just for show-
                                                                                                                                              ing the history of the how Reston
                                                                                                                                                                                     cial Web site, the weekly presentations
                                                                                                                                                                                     will also include a walking tour of Wash-
                                                                                                                                                                                     ington Plaza at the historic Lake Anne
                                                                                                                                                                                     Village Center.
                                                               activities for residents in the com-     what we have. A lot of people that    began, but how it revolutionized          ❖ On Saturday, Nov. 14, Reston Mu-
                                                               munity.                                  live in Reston do not know that       planning.                              seum presents author Jim Kirby. Kirby
                                                                                                                                                                                     presents his book exploring the cultural
                                                                 Lynn Lilienthal, chairman of the       Lake Anne exists.”                      “There are a number of impor-        and natural history of Harpers Ferry in
                                                               board of the Reston Museum, said            Lilienthal said that Forest Edge   tant things that happened,” Bruce      photographs. Signed copies of the book
                                                               the museum works closely with            Elementary School usually has a       said. “Come by and read the his-       will be available for purchase. Visit
                                                                                                                                              tory and the displays.”                Reston       Museum’s        at    www.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Restonmuseum.org
                                                                                                                                                Nancy Davis, a resident of              Reston Museum is open Saturdays,
                                                                                                                                              Reston who has lived in the com-       from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday
                                                                                                                                              munity for 38 years, said the mu-      and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                              seum is educational not just for          For more information, call Reston
                                                                                                                                                                                     Museum, 703-709-7700. The museum is
                                                                                                                                              students but for all residents.        located at 1639 Washington Plaza, Lake
                                                                                                                                                “They’ve done the historic story     Anne Village Center, Reston.
 Oriental Rug Cleaning                                                                                                                        so beautifully,” Davis said. “[Resi-
                                                                                                                                              dents] can learn a lot how Reston      said, “it was for everybody.”
     •Plant on                                                                                                                                began.” Davis said she visited           Lilienthal said the museum
      Premises                                                                                                                                Reston in 1971 and walked around       plans to offer evening programs,
                                                                                                                                              the plaza and she saw the foun-        lectures and oral histories. She
     •Washing                                                                                                                                 tain and the people. She said she      said if students are interested in
     •Reweaving                                                                                                                               wanted to live in a city with con-     internships and community service
                                                                                                                                              temporary architecture.                hours, they should contact the
     •Refringing                                                                                                                                “This was a community,” she          museum for more information.
     •Repairs
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                                                                                                                                              What is this museum’s
   681 Spring Street
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                                                                                                                                                Larson and Cal
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  Installation by Certified                                                                                                                   People don’t know that Lake Anne exists. We’ve lost our mystique.”
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     Viewpoints:                                What is this museum’s
                                    contribution to the community life?




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo by Peg Jarman
                          Mahesh Karwa, Phila-              Bonnie Whyte, Reston,
                        delphia, Pharmaceutical           Chairman of the Walks
                        Scientist                         Committee
                          “Beautiful place for              “It helps preserve and
                        the community to come             tell the story of the land
                        and spend time here and           where Reston sits, and       Simon Meets Fairfax Hunt Club Members
                        relax. It gives you the vi-       that’s what we try to in-    Reston founder Robert E. Simon Jr. meets the members of
                        sion that Simon had. It’s         clude in our walks.          the Fairfax Hunt Club on Lake Fairfax Drive in Reston,
                        inspiring.”                       That’s important.”           during the Reston Home Tour on Oct. 17. The Fairfax
                                                                                       Hunt was established pre-Reston, by A. Smith Bowman, in
                                                                  — Janelle L.         1928. The club building was established in 1951 — and is
                                                                     Plummer           still used for the hunt breakfasts and meetings — while
                                                                                       the hunt activities are conducted in Loudoun County.


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                                                                Reston Connection Sports Editor Rich Sanders


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Seahawk Boys Second at
Cross Country Championships
Four South Lakes
runners earn top
15 medals, Moyer                                                                                                                                   Photo by Craig Sterbutzel/The Connection
                                                                                                                       South Lakes running back Ja’Juan Jones, shown here
gains all-district                                                                                                     running against McLean, scored two touchdowns in the
honors on girls’                                                                                                       Hornets’ 24-21 loss to Langley last Friday night.

side.                                                                                                                  Regular Season Football
              By Rich Sanders
                 The Connection                                                                                        Wraps Up Friday
             ll season long, South
                                                                                                                       South Lakes needs win to finish over
A            Lakes has received
             solid production from
             boys’ cross country
runners Nick Guarnaccia, Austin
Leggett and Will Sickenberger. At       Kevin Donovan, South Lakes High cross country coach
                                                                                            Photo by Rich Sanders
                                                                                                                       .500, Herndon and Oakton both need
                                                                                                                       victories to reach five-win marks.
last week’s Liberty District cham-                                                                                                  By Rich Sanders          coming win over the Bulldogs be-
pionships at Burke Lake Park, the          Guarnaccia had missed the              Team highlights during the regu-                     The Connection        fore ultimately losing to them in a
trio led the Seahawks to a break-       Seahawks’ final big meet during         lar season included a third place                                            first round game of the Division 6
through second place overall team       the regular season — the                finish at the MileStat.com meet, a               he area high school foot    region playoffs.
finish.
   “Those three have been keys to
our success this season,” said
South Lakes coach Kevin Donovan,
                                        MileStat.com Invitational in Ches-
                                        terfield — as a result of a flu bug.
                                        But he came back strong to lead
                                        South Lakes at districts.
                                                                                top 10 showing at Oatlands in
                                                                                Leesburg and a fifth place finish
                                                                                at the season opening Monroe
                                                                                Parker Invitational.
                                                                                                                       T         ball teams — South Lakes,
                                                                                                                                 Herndon and Oakton —
                                                                                                                       are set to wrap up the regular sea-
                                                                                                                                                                Westfield, coming off a 24-7 win
                                                                                                                                                             over Centreville, is 5-4.
                                                                                                                                                                Herndon struggled in a 35-7 dis-
                                                                                                                       son schedule Friday night, Nov. 6.    trict home loss to Chantilly last
of the three juniors. “They fre-           “I’m very happy with the way he        The South Lakes boys will com-         South Lakes, which will likely      week. The Hornets’ lone touch-
quently finish within three seconds     ran,” said Donovan. “He ran a           pete at the 16-team Northern Re-       qualify for the upcoming Division     down came in the final quarter on
of each other.”                         pretty good race at districts and       gion championships Thursday af-        5 Northern Region playoffs, has       a 79 yard run by Austin Moore.
   It marked the best team finish       got seventh after not placing last      ternoon, Nov. 5 at Burke Lake          lost its last three games following      Herndon’s last win was on Oct.
for the South Lakes boys since          year.”                                  Park.                                  a 5-1 start. The Seahawks will        9 at Centreville, 35-30. Since then,
2001 when that fall’s Seahawks             Sickenberger, who was also                                                  have a tough mission this Friday      coach Joe Sheaffer’s team has lost
also finished second. South Lakes’      coming off a recent illness, had fin-   SOUTH LAKES’ Val Moyer                 in Ashburn against defending Di-      to Oakton, non-region opponent
last district team title was in 1984.   ished 25th overall in Chesterfield.     earned a district medal with an        vision 5 region champion and Lib-     Loudoun Valley and the Chargers
   “We ran a nice race,” said           He struggled somewhat at dis-           11th place finish at the Liberty       erty District opponent Stone          last week. The Hornets will be
Donovan, whose team, with 57            tricts, but still had enough to earn    District girls’ championship meet.     Bridge.                               looking to end the season with a
points, finished behind champion        All-District recognition by finish-     The senior, who did not place at         South Lakes’ last win came on       victory when they take on
Jefferson (34) but well ahead of        ing in the top 15.                      districts last year, is now headed     Oct. 10 at Madison, 21-14. Since      Westfield.
third place Fairfax (110). “There          “It was a sort of mediocre race      for regionals.                         then, the Seahawks have lost to
was a big gap between us and third      for him,” said Donovan. “He still         “If she has a good race [at          Fairfax, 27-22, non-region oppo-      OAKTON, also 4-5, started the
place. So we had an opportunity         managed to get 11th place.”             regionals] she should be in con-       nent Dominion, 46-20, and visit-      season 3-1 with the wins coming
to [focus primarily] on first place.       A year ago, South Lakes finished     tention to qualify for states,” said   ing Langley, 24-21, last Friday       over Madison, West Springfield
It just didn’t work out. We obvi-       third at districts. Finishing second    Donovan, of the Seahawks’ fourth       night.                                and Annandale. But the Cougars,
ously would have liked to have          last week was a sign that the           year runner.                             In the loss to the Saxons, South    who went unbeaten during the
won. I thought we did fine.”            Seahawks are continuing to im-            The top 15 girls’ finishers at       Lakes had outstanding success         regular season last year before
   Guarnaccia, the Seahawks’ top        prove and get better.                   regionals will advance to the state    running the football behind big       winning the Division 6 region
finisher at districts, was seventh         “I think some real progress has      meet Nov. 14 at Great Meadows.         games from running backs Darius       crown, have lost four of their last
overall. Leggett, meanwhile, took       been made,” said Donovan, of the          South Lakes’ next top finisher       Smith (138 yards, two touch-          five games, including a 35-17 set-
ninth place and Sickenberger was        boys’ program. “[Finishing sec-         behind Moyer at districts was          downs) and Ja’Juan Jones (108         back at Robinson last week.
11th. Also earning a top 15 medal       ond] was a big jump for the pro-        Mary Hickox, who finished 30th         yards, one touchdown). But Lan-          Oakton quarterback Jimmy
was junior Alex Clough (12th).          gram.”                                  overall.                               gley got a big game from quarter-     Boone accounted for his team’s
                                                                                                                       back Braden Anderson (14-of-26,       biggest play of the game, an 83-
      Sports Roundups                                                                                                  220 yards, one touchdown) and a       yard touchdown run. Oakton’s
     Westfield High will once again be hosting the         Potomac, Flint Hill, Centreville, Freedom (Loudoun          90-yard kickoff return by Marcus      other touchdown came on a one-
   Eighth Annual Bulldog Bash Holiday Basketball Tour-     County), St. Hubert’s (Philadelphia), and last year’s       Harvey, son of former Redskins        yard scoring run by Luke Willis.
   nament Dec. 28-30. The event will include both a        champion McDowell High of from Erie, Pa.                    player Ken Harvey, to take the win.   Eric Goins kicked a 42 yard field
   boys and a girls tournament. Teams competing from         Admission for the Bulldog Bash will be $6 per                                                   goal for the Cougars, who trailed
   the tournament will be from Northern Virginia,          day. A three-day tournament pass will be available          HERNDON is also in the midst of       21-10 at the half.
   Roanoke and Pennsylvania.                               for $15. Free admission will be granted to children         a three-game losing streak after         Robinson improved to 8-1 with
     The boys’ field of teams will include Langley,        under 6, adults over 60 and any travel or house             being 4-2 at one point. The Hor-      the win. The Rams’ lone loss came
   Centreville, Flint Hill, Woodbridge, West Potomac,      youth basketball players wearing their uniform tops         nets (4-5) will try to finish their   against Westfield, a 21-20 over-
   Freedom (Loudoun County), Patrick Henry                 who are accompanied by a paying adult.                      season at the .500 mark when they     time defeat on Oct. 19.
   (Roanoke) and defending tournament champion               For more information on the tournament, check             travel to Westfield for a Concorde       Coach Joe Thompson’s Cougars
   Westfield.                                              out     the    tournament          Web    site    at        District game on Friday. A year       will be looking to finish at .500
     The girls’ bracket will include James Madison,        www.bulldogbashtournament.com.                              ago, Herndon got its biggest vic-     with a win over the Wildcats this
                                                                                                                       tory of the season with a home-       week.
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                                                                                                   703-917-6400 Ann Rodriguez, 66, President of
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                                                                                                                                            nn Rodriguez, president and CEO of                               White, vice presi-
    4 RE for Sale                28 Yard Sales                29 Misc. for Sale                 29 Misc. for Sale
        NEW LISTING --
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$808,500 contemporary in
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                                                                                        FOR SALE
                                                                                                                                  A         the Arts Council of Fairfax County
                                                                                                                                            and a longtime arts and civic leader
                                                                                                                                    in Northern Virginia, died Wednesday, Oct.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             dent of community
                                                                                                                                                                                                             & government re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             lations for Hospital
lakefront community, 4br,
                                      Baby and Children’s              John Deere LX178 Lawn Tractor,                               28, at home in Reston, after a fight with                                Corporation of
3.5 ba, 3600 sq ft on 3 lev-
els,       dramatic staircase,   clothes, toys, furniture, gear
                                                                      38-inch deck, Kohler water-cooled                             cancer. She was 66 and had lived in Reston                               America’s Capital
gourmet kitchen, master w/          etc. Maternity clothes.
Jacuzzi, deck & slate patio,     LANK School, 12021 North               engine, good tires, new battery.                            for 34 years.                                                            Division, of which
utility w/ W&D, 2 fplc; 2024          Shore Drive, Reston.                                     $350                                   Rodriguez was a champion for arts ini-                                 Reston Hospital is
Beacon Place in Reston;                   Rain or shine.
Open Sunday Nov 8, 2-5.                                               703-757-6506 or Fgaibler@cox.net                              tiatives across the county and, as the                                   a part, and the per-
Shown by appt 703-476-                                                                                                              founder of her own company, was mentor                                   son Rodriguez
5358.
                                   29 Misc. for Sale                                                                                to entrepreneurs seeking to accomplish                                   chose to be presi-
                                                                 21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                                                                  Ann Rodriguez
       26 Antiques                 Pride Power Lift Chair,                                                                          what she had. “Ann was an avid advocate                                  dent of the Greater
                                  infinite position, wine color
                                never used, very comfortable                            TRUSTEE'S SALE                              and a good friend to people in emerging         Reston Chamber of Commerce in 1995
 We consign/pay top $ for
                                  $900 cash. 703-266-2223
                                                                                            OF VALUABLE                             businesses,” said Marion Myers, president       while she was serving as its board chair.
  antique/semi antique furn.                                                                                                        of Myers Public Relations in Reston. “She       “She fostered an appreciation of this com-
   including mid century &                                                            IMPROVED REAL ESTATE
      danish modern Teak                   32 Lost                                                                                  was an active mentor for many of us who         munity throughout the Greater Reston
  furniture, sterling, mens                                          Improved by the premises known as
 watches, painting/art glass, Lost Cat, ”Salem” Lrge,                                                                               started businesses. She always had time for     Chamber and wherever else she served.
                               brown/black tabby M, w/white
   clocks, jewelry, costume
                               neck & paws, Last seen in
                                                                     2830 Fox Mill Road, Herndon, Virginia                          a cup of coffee or a word of advice.”           Everyone that worked with Ann in any ca-
  jewelry, etc. Call Schefer
 Antiques @ 703-241-0790. Sept. around Algonkian area                   In execution of a Deed of Trust from Scott W. Pruitt and      Rodriguez assumed leadership of the Arts      pacity described her using the same words:
                               703-463-0847
                                                                Paula E. Pruitt, dated October 11, 2000, and recorded October
                                                                16, 2000, in Deed Book 11560 at page 1314 among the Land
                                                                                                                                    Council in 2004. The council supports arts-     elegance, professionalism, dignity and
    102 Instruction                 102 Instruction             Records of Fairfax County, Virginia, the undersigned substitute related activities in Virginia’s most popu-         grace. She had an aura about her that was
                                                                trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the front entrance
                                                                of the Judicial Center for Fairfax County, at , Virginia, on        lous county, through programs, grants and       special and everyone loved working with
                                                                                                                                    advocacy. Under her leadership, the Arts        her as a result.”
  IN HOME                                                            Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                    Council played a key role with the Fairfax        In her early business career, Rodriguez
 MATH TUTOR                                                     the following property being the property contained in said
                                                                Deed of Trust, described as follows:                                County Arts Committee in developing the         was an on-air radio and television person-
                                                                                                                                    Comprehensive Plan Amendment for the            ality in Huntington and a television pro-
      •Algebra 1&2 •Geometry                                    Lot 1, Loveless Subdivision, as the same appears duly dedicat-
                                                                ed, platted and recorded in Deed Book 2035 at page 660, Arts. In 2006 the Arts Council received an                  ducer in Norfolk, Va. She was a former
      •Calculus •TJ Prep or SAT Prep among the Land Records of Fairfax County, Virginia.                                            increase in the amount of $500,000 from         trustee of WETA, the Washington, D.C.
   Call Mr. Sabih 703-861-1426 Commonly known as 2830 Fox Mill Road, Herndon, Virginia the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to
                                                                20171.
                                                                                                                                                                                    region’s public television station.
    Email: latif _va2002@yahoo.com                                                                                                  be re-granted to local artists and arts orga-
                                                                         TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $16,000.00 or ten per- nizations through a competitive process.                AT THE TIME OF HER DEATH,
                                                                cent (10%) of the sale price, whichever amount is less, in the
                                                                form of cash or its equivalent will be required of the purchaser The Arts Council also produces the annual          Rodriguez was serving as one of seven com-
21 Announcements 21 Announcements at the time and place of sale; the balance of the purchase mon-
                                                                ey being due and payable within fifteen (15) days after sale, International Children’s Festival at Wolf             missioners overseeing the Fairfax County
                                                                time expressly being of the essence, with interest at the rate of Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.       Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)
                                                                7.50 percent per annum from date of sale to date of
                                                                settlement. Provided, however, that if the holder of the se-          Before joining the Arts Council, Rodriguez    which promotes the county worldwide as a
                                                                cured promissory note is the successful bidder at the sale, no
                                                                cash deposit shall be required, and part of or the entire indebt-   was CEO of a promotional advertising busi-      prime business location. Appointed to the
                                                                edness, including interest and costs, secured by the Deed of ness in Reston that marketed promotional               commission in 2002, she was its secretary/
                                                                Trust, may be set off against the purchase price.
                                                                                                                                    products to local and national companies.       treasurer. She also was serving as a direc-
                                                                         Any defaulting purchaser shall forfeit the deposit and
                                                                stand the risk and cost of resale.
                                                                                                                                    She founded the company, Corporate Prod-        tor of the advocacy group Virginians for the
                                                                                                                                    ucts, in 1988 after working for Martha          Arts, the Cultural Alliance of Greater Wash-
                                                                         Sale shall be made subject to all existing easements
                                                                and restrictive covenants as the same may lawfully affect the Weems, Ltd., a Vienna company in the same             ington and the Lorton Arts Foundation.
                                                                real estate. Sale is further subject to mechanic's and/or materi- business. She sold Corporate Products in             Rodriguez also was a 15-year volunteer
                                                                alman's liens of record and not of record. The property will be
                                                                sold subject to all conditions, covenants, restrictions, rights of 2003 and worked for a year transitioning         with Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbi-
                                                                redemption of federal lienholders or encumbrances, and agree-
                                                                ments of record affecting the same, if any.                         the company to the new owner, The E             ans and Gays (PFLAG), an organization to
                                                                                                                                    Group, Herndon.                                 which family members said she was pas-
                                                                   In the event the undersigned trustee is unable to con-
                                                           vey to the purchaser good title, then purchaser's sole and ex-                                                           sionately committed.
                                                           clusive remedy shall be in the refund of the deposit paid at the
                                                           time of sale.                                                          HER TIES TO RESTON and her involve-                  Rodriguez was born in Fort Wayne, Ind.,
                                                                                                                                  ment with area business clients was a basis       and was raised in Huntington, W.Va., where
                                                                    The subject property and all improvements thereon will
                                                           be sold in "as is" condition without warranty of any kind. Pur-        for Rodriguez to become part of a group of        her father was a mortgage loan officer. Fam-
                                                           chaser shall be responsible for any and all building and/or zon-       business leaders who formed the Reston            ily members say that her civic involvement
                                                           ing code violations whether of record or not of record, as well
                                                           as for all unpaid and enforceable homeowners' or condomini-            Board of Commerce in the 1980s which              and workload grew partly from the example
                                                           um owners' association dues and assessments, if any. Pur-
                                                           chaser also shall be responsible for obtaining possession of           went on to become the Greater Reston              of her mother who was widowed with four
21 Announcements 21 Announcements                          the property at his/her expense. Purchaser shall assume the            Chamber of Commerce. She served as chair-         children at age 38, but maintained an ac-
                                                           risk of loss and shall be responsible for any damage, vandal-
                                                           ism, theft, destruction, or the like, of or to the property occur-     man of the Chamber’s board in 1995-96 and         tive civic life as a volunteer. She graduated
                                                           ring after the time of sale. Conveyance will be by special war-
                                                           ranty deed. Conveyancing, recording, transfer taxes, notary            was closely involved in its activities for over   from Marshall University in Huntington.
                                                           fees, examination of title, state stamps, and all other costs of       a decade. She was deeply involved in other        Rodriguez, who was divorced from Tomas
                                                           conveyance are to be at the expense of purchaser. State and
                                                           local taxes, public charges, and special or regular assess-            aspects of life in Reston where she was the       Rodriguez of Woodstock, Va., is survived by
                                                           ments, if any, shall be adjusted to the date of sale and there-
                                                           after shall be assumed by the purchaser.
                                                                                                                                  former vice chairman of the Greater Reston        a son, Paco, of Reston, by her sister Phyllis
                                                                                                                                  Arts Center (GRACE) board of directors. She       Madachy of Columbia, Md., and brother
                                                                     The undersigned trustee unconditionally reserves the
                                                           right: (i) to waive the deposit requirement; (ii) to approve or dis-   had been interim executive director of            David Bauer, Washington, D.C.
                                                           approve the creditworthiness of any bidder and/or purchaser;           GRACE in 2002.                                       At her request, there will be no funeral
                                                           (iii) to withdraw the property from sale at any time prior to ter-
                                                           mination of the bidding; (iv) to extend the time for bidding; (v)        Rodriguez also was serving as a trustee         service. A private memorial will be at a time
                                                           to reject any or all bids; (vi) to postpone or set over the date or
                                                           time of sale; and (vii) to extend the period of time for settlement    of Reston Hospital for which she founded a        to be determined by the family. A public
                                                           hereunder.                                                             health education television show called           memorial, organized by the Arts Council of
                                                                 Additional terms and conditions of sale may be an-               “Healthfocus.” She was the host of that pro-      Fairfax County and by friends of Rodriguez,
                                                           nounced at the time of sale.
                                                                                                                                  gram, and for 10 years was the host of “Busi-     will take place Dec. 2, from 11:30 a.m.-3
                                                                        DAVID N. PRENSKY                                          ness Focus” a local Comcast Cable program         p.m., in the Community Room of Reston
                                                                                   Substitute Trustee
                                                                                                                                  produced by the Reston Chamber to show-           Community Center’s Hunters Woods facil-
                                                           FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:                                               case area businesses. In 2002, she received       ity. Rodriguez requested that in lieu of flow-
                                                           David N. Prensky                                                       the “Best of Reston” award from Reston In-        ers, contributions to the Arts Council of
                                                           Chasen & Chasen
                                                           Suite 500                                                              terfaith and the Greater Reston Chamber           Fairfax County would be appreciated. Con-
                                                           5225 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.                                            for her community service.                        tributions may be sent to the Arts Council
                                                           Washington, D.C. 20015
                                                           (202) 244-4000                                                           “Ann was deeply passionate about Reston         of Fairfax County, 4022 Hummer Road,
                                                                                                                                  and all that made it special,” said Tracey        Annandale, VA 22003.
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