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County May Manage Retention Ponds
McKay helps Kingstowne public process for the amendment so that a decision
could be reached quickly after a long and drawn-out
turn over its stormwater process. According to KROC President Kathleen
Snyder, the process to change the current setup be-
retention ponds to county. gan more than four years ago, but in reality, this is a
problem that was nearly three decades in the mak-
By Justin Fanizzi ing.
The Connection Snyder said that construction on the Kingstowne
community began 25 years ago, and at the time,
he four-year battle over Kingstowne’s stormwater management ponds were only beginning
T stormwater management facilities finally to be built, so the homeowners association took care
appears to be nearing its end, and area of the ponds. However, because the community is so
residents can claim a victory. large and sprawling, it took nearly 15 years to com-
The Board of Supervisors approved a motion pro- plete construction. As a result, the size and scope of
duced by Supervisor Jeff McKay (D-Lee) at the the community changed drastically while county
board’s March 23 meeting to expedite the public policy on stormwater ponds remained the same and
hearing process for a prof- the now massive community
fered condition amendment was on its own with the
filed by the Kingstowne Resi- “This will go a long way ponds.
Photo by Justin Fanizzi/The Connection
dential Owners Corporation “The plans that we are try-
(KROC). The amendment, in protecting the ing to change were agreed
filed on behalf of the corpo- upon 25 years ago and
ration by attorney Tony residents of Kingstowne.” Fairfax County and Lee Dis-
Calabrese, calls for the — Supervisor Jeff McKay (D-Lee) trict are very different now,”
county to assume control of Snyder said. “Twenty-five
the stormwater facilities years ago, things were put in
within the Kingstowne Community. place and 15 years into the process, the HOA hadn’t
“Kingstowne, because of how and when it was had to deal with any of this because Kingstowne took
built, is an anomaly in the county as far as stormwater 20 years to build and it was still new. We couldn’t
is concerned,” McKay said. “It is very expensive for have known what the future held.”
the HOA, and in turn for the residents. I am glad I So, four years ago, according to Snyder, plans were
was able to work with the county and the commu- put into motion to challenge the original agreement
nity on a solution. This will go a long way in protect- and have the county take over control and mainte
ing the residents of Kingstowne.” Kingstowne Stormwater Management Basin #3.
The motion, McKay said, sought to speed up the See Pond, Page 5
The Secret of His Success? Working Hard All His Life
Foster, who now lives online remodeling ser-
David Foster has been developing businesses in Clifton, has often been vice. Like many of Foster’s
cited as a residential re-
since he was a boy with a paper route. modeling industry leader,
brainchildren, the Web
portal is both a harbinger
elected to Remodeling of new market possibility,
By John Byrd Harvard MBA. But the boy growing up in Magazine’s Big 50 Hall of and user-friendly.
The Connection West Springfield and Burke knew he had a Fame while still in his DIY visitors log onto
knack for the building business, and he was 30s. His 27-year-old the site, enter a target
airfax County native David Foster, 46, eager to get started. Lorton-based residential room’s square footage
F has always been enterprising. As a
route by hitching a trailer
Foster’s passion bloomed when the newly
boy, he expanded a thriving paper enrolled college freshman applied for and
received his Class A Vir-
Foster Remodeling Solu-
tions, has a loyal and
and spatial configuration,
then choose finish work
to his moped. Chatting with ginia state contractor’s li- growing clientele — even The site provides clear
homeowners while collect-
ing receipts led to a paral-
“Give people cense. In short order, he
was juggling business
in the slow times.
visuals and line-item
costs, and visitors can re-
lel lawn care business. more than they ownership responsibilities always been his mantra. vise to their heart’s con-
Soon, the trailer carried with a full academic load. Opening a dealer show- tent. Once choices are
newspapers and weed expect.” Though not yet old room so as to pass on submitted, the home-
whackers. — David Foster enough to buy a beer, he dealer discounts helped David Foster owner receives a detailed
Then people on the route was employing five full- the firm’s business devel- work order; a company
were asking for Foster’s time workers and execut- opment process. On representative follows up
help at tasks he was really passionate about: ing remodeling contracts in excess of premise, he provides CADD (computer- by phone within 24 hours.
home repair and construction. $100,000. Foster attended NVCC Construc- aided design) systems and staff architects “The market is always looking for some-
By his junior year at Lake Braddock Sec- tion Management program while launching to help people research ideas. And then, thing better,” Foster contends, “so it’s im-
ondary School, the 16-year-old had signed his remodeling business. there’s the handyman and home mainte- portant to take the lead — even when there
on for the county’s groundbreaking FATE “Give people more than they expect,” said nance practice — a specialty niche many in are lots of steps, and lots of unknowns.”
Program (Foundation for Applied Techni- Foster. “I find this sends a message that you the industry have tried, and abandoned. Foster experimented with his Web portal
cal Education). School guidance counselors can be trusted even … even when you’re for five years before launching it last spring.
tried to nudge him away from too much “vo- just a kid, that you’re committed to your LAST FALL, Foster launched
tech” — his father, Bob Foster, is after all a client’s long term satisfaction.” www.DIYEstimator.com, an advanced See It All, Page 5
www.ConnectionNewspapers.com Springfield Connection ❖ April 8-14, 2010 ❖ 3
Week in Springfield News
Free Dental Clinic Recently, The Arc of
Training Center and Northern Virginia Commu-
nity College recently conducted Virginia’s first- Members of the Lake Braddock Band stand in front of the Beijing Children’s Palace.
ever free dental clinic for persons with special
needs at the NVCC Medical Education Campus in
Springfield. The free clinic was preceded by a
free workshop for dental professionals on Feb.
Music the Universal Language
19 at NVTC. The day-long clinic provided initial
evaluations, prophylaxis, fillings, and basic
extractions to about 70 children and adults. Lake Braddock band students met a group of Chinese music students ages
10 to 20 and the two groups each played a specially
members return home prepared song for one another then joined together
for an ensemble piece.
after a week in China. The purpose of the event was to share cultures,
but the true cultural exchange occurred after the
show, Flynn said. After the last number was finished,
By Justin Fanizzi all of the students gathered backstage to be intro-
The Connection duced and mingle. The Lake Braddock students were
initially nervous to meet their Chinese counterparts,
he musicians tore through Beijing, China, especially due to the language barrier, but soon
T giving a tour-de-force series of perfor enough, Flynn said, all of the students were convers-
mances in front of packed venues at night ing in the one language they all were fluent in.
and spending their days dodging throngs “Some people just started a jazz baseline and mem-
of photo seekers and being shuttled around to some bers of both bands just jumped right in,” Colbrun
of the country’s most breathtaking sites. said. “There was a language barrier, but everyone
This was not The Beatles storming the Far East, knew how to communicate through the music. We
nor U2 finishing the Asian leg of a summer tour, found that it really is a universal language.”
however, but instead the talented, wide-eyed mem- The second cultural exchange occurred at Beijing
bers of the Lake Braddock Secondary School Band School #57, a local high school. The students played
Pictured are student participating in a cultural exchange. a couple of songs for one another, then played to-
Sharing Reading Sion Kim, Librarian The band went on a 10-day gether and after the show, the Lake Braddock stu-
Dian Ryan, parent excursion to China, from dents were given a tour of
volunteer Mrs. Bos and Reading Coach Becky March 23 to April 1, as part the school. Instead of a jam
Hyatt enjoying Sion reading some of her writing of a program sponsored by “There was a language session this time, however,
the U.S.-China Cultural and the students joined to play
during lunch time in the cafeteria. Rolling Valley
participated in a national project called the Educational Exchange Foun- barrier, but everyone games of basketball and
Story Box Project which involves students writ-
ing and sharing their work with others across
dation. During the trip, the
band members played seven
knew how to table tennis and even got a
lesson in Tai Chi
the country. The school received the box from a shows at seven different ven-
ues, visited with Chinese stu-
communicate through Perhaps the biggest venue
the group played in during
school in Kentucky and sent it on to a school in
upstate New York, all thanks to Mrs. Bos. dents and went sightseeing the music.” their trip was at Beijing’s
all in an effort to immerse Wuzi University. Before the
— Jack Colbrun, band member show, the Lake Braddock
them in a culture most had
Alcohol Sting Nets Two never experienced before. students and their parents
Officers from the West Springfield District Station Neigh- “It was an amazing chance for us to see the Chi- were given one-on-one tours of the institution and
borhood Patrol Unit conducted stings on Monday, March nese culture and the people themselves,” said Jack later that night, they played a full-length, nearly two
29, at several locations in the Burke, Fairfax and Spring- Colbrun, a freshman who plays the French horn. “We hour show in a sold out concert hall. The experi-
field areas. The operation was part of the ongoing “Spring hear a lot about Chinese culture, but you don’t often ence, Flynn said, will never be forgotten.
Break” safety campaign, which uses a county police cadet get to meet the people and this [trip] gave us that “The house was packed,” Flynn said. “Even after
dressed in plain clothing to purchase alcohol. In the sting, a opportunity.” the concert, the audience hung out to see the kids
cadet enters a store and attempts to purchase alcohol. If the The group, consisting of 160 students, 60 parents after they got off the stage. It was just amazing.”
cadet is asked whether he is 21, he responds with his true and a couple of faculty members, was immersed into While not performing, the students ventured out
age and/or date of birth. If asked for identification, the ca- Chinese culture almost immediately after getting off into Beijing to check out the local culture and see
det tells the clerk that he has no identification with him. If the plane in Beijing. According to Margi Flynn, historic landmarks, getting a true taste of Chinese
mother of Hayley, a junior flutist, the group jumped life. In addition to touring the Forbidden City, the
See News Briefs, Page 9 right into the first of three cultural exchange ses- students went to Tiananmen Square, Olympic Park
sions, with the first performance at the Children’s
Palace in Forbidden City. Here, the Lake Braddock See Bruin, Page 18
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Pond Plan Moves Forward
From Page 3 not within the Kingstowne community. This meant,
she said, that while being taxed twice for the same
nance of the ponds. The primary complaint levied service, the community was also paying for the man-
by the KROC is that every single Fairfax County resi- agement of water that was not even theirs and that
dent pays for the maintenance of stormwater reten- the KROC paid for engineering studies to be per-
tion ponds through a $0.02 allotment from paid real formed on the ponds to prove this to the county.
estate taxes. If KROC was responsible for the “We did the heavy lifting by doing engineering stud-
Kingstowne ponds, then its residents were being ies to show these ponds took water from other
taxed twice, she said, as area residents were paying ponds,” Snyder said. “This [situation] really was an
county taxes on the ponds while simultaneously pay- anomaly.”
ing HOA fees to maintain them in addition to pri- After four years of defining its arguments and com-
vate insurance costs. The system was not only un- pleting research, KROC was finally able to submit
fair because of the double taxation, Snyder said, but the application for the proffered condition amend-
also because high HOA fees could keep new resi- ment March 1. According too McKay, the Lee Dis-
dents out and affect the quality of life for current trict Land Use Committee vetted, approved and rec-
ones. ommended the plan for board approval, and per tra-
“This is a municipal service and a HOA should not dition, McKay agreed to the decision that the com-
be responsible for something this complex and im- mittee made. The public hearing before the Planning
portant,” Snyder said. “The double taxation was go- Commission for the amendment is currently set for
ing to affect the quality of life in Kingstowne if we April 29, and before McKay’s motion, no public hear-
had to keep devoting time and money [for the main- ing before the Board of Supervisors was scheduled.
tenance of the ponds]. It was increasing our HOA However, the hearing is now slated for May 11.
fees astronomically.” “It was an unfair situation and everyone is work-
ing together to make it equitable,” Snyder said. “This
IN ADDITION to the complaint about taxation, puts us on par with other HOAs and treats us the
Snyder said that the ponds in Kingstowne were tak- same way, and we will be turning our ponds over in
ing on water from other neighborhoods that were tip-top shape.”
It All Began with a Paper Route
From Page 3 ered.” Foster’s two children attend Robinson Second-
“We had the architecture worked-out, but weren’t Several years ago Foster developed a protocol for National Public Safety Football League
satisfied with online speeds. Naturally, we had to testing entry-level carpentry skills. To demonstrate
evaluate the program with all types of computers
and servers. The important thing is to get it right.”
mastery of variety of construction disciplines, pro-
spective new hires were asked to build a scaled, 10- Washington DC
Talent cultivation being the essential job of lead- by-8-foot playhouse from scratch.
ership, Foster also attests to an abiding faith in the
importance of continued skills development.
The pay off: the company gained a realistic pic-
ture of a candidate’s field strengths in a dozen areas.
“That’s one of the reasons I chaired the FATE pro- The playhouses were donated to local churches and vs.
gram, and still serve on the board,” he said. “A pre-schools.
worker’s mastery of their own skills is my best as- “It’s a model that creates lots of winners,” Foster Orlando Guardians
surance that our quality requirements will be deliv- said.
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Proud Virginian to protect our rights to control our
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tin,” Connection, March 18-24,
2010], I’m sorry to see that
care that we will pay for her fam-
Editor in Chief
To the Editor: to rule over us. Victoria Thompson has been sadly SB 417 is a smokescreen, politi- Managing Editors
Having used the courts to get its Steve Hibbard, Michael O’Connell,
And the Democratic Party’s con- misled by inaccurate rhetoric in cal grand standing that pretends Kemal Kurspahic
way over the objections of the cern? Three hundred and fifty dol- her quest to support the candidacy to exempt Virginia from federal Photography:
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the Constitution. Polls clearly healthcare, as demonstrated ev- insurance policy for her family. She cause Virginia passed SB 417 we John Smith
show that a majority does not Production Manager:
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health insurance legislation. They General Cuccinelli (R) will be suc- there will be private health care years, controlling costs and in-
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cessful and that they have no sense for those who can’t afford or can’t creasing access to care. Last year, L.L.C.
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forcing anyone to purchase health much of the cost of medical care private insurance. SB 417 would Wesley DeBrosse
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Steve Hunt for those who choose not to have have contradicted that common
cant bipartisan majority with no Fairfax Station insurance. If Ms. Thompson pre- sense legislation. SB 417 cannot Debbie Funk
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tween the Commonwealth’s effort In her letter [“Supporting Mar- small penalty towards the cost of See Letters, Page 7
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From Page 4 Eleven play defense. Everyone present bats.
NVSS runs an Indoor Conditioning Pro-
the sale of alcohol takes place, a plain- gram until April 8.
clothed officer takes possession of the alco- Those interested in player should contact
hol from the cadet and makes the appro- Dave Scheele at 703-524-5576.
priate charge(s), along with the help of a
uniformed officer assigned to the team.
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On April 10, Fairfax High School will be
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The stings were conducted us-
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Gates open at 3:30 p.m. and kickoff is at
4:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 a person and chil-
Senior League dren 12 and younger attend for free. Pro-
ceeds will be donated to the City of Fairfax
Softball Registration Firefighters Benevolent Fund, DC
Northern Virginia Senior Softball Firefighters Burn Foundation and Washing-
(www.nvss.org) seeks players, men 50 and ton DC Chapter Concerns of Police Survi-
older and women 40 and older, for fun, fit- vors.
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Participants will play two slow-pitch sented.
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Dozier’s Dash Seals Win for Edison Relay Team Challenge for the Tiffany Cup
Eagles win five events at Leslie Sherman Local soccer players
Memorial Invitational track meet. clash with D.C.
By Reed S. Albers time, but we’ve never run this relay as a United, West Ham,
It also didn’t help that Hart, who is nor- Georgian teams.
Photos by Jon Roetman/The Connection
dison senior Sterling Dozier might mally the second leg of a relay team, had to
E have been able to ease up during set the pace as the team’s first runner.
the final leg of the 4x100 relay and
the Leslie Sherman Memorial Invitation
“Usually in relays, I’m not the first leg,”
save energy for upcoming races at Hart said.
With limited time to adjust to his new role,
ashington-Lee sophomore Eric
track meet at West Springfield on April 1, Hart focused on creating a burst of speed
but his team had a mission.
“There’s a lot of teams
off the starting block simi-
lar to how he creates mo-
W Schmidt had his doubts prior
to action. Bishop Ireton junior
Danny O’Keefe was nervous.
going out to win the region Once play began, West Springfield
Photos by Craig Sterbutzel/The Connection
mentum as the second
and state,” he said. “It’s a “We were just runner in other relays. sophomore Jannik Eckenrode realized
challenge we want to take.” “Before the race, I was how he could improve his game. And
With more than enough thrown together.” just practicing and practic- when it was all over, Lake Braddock sopho-
space to secure a victory at — Tarikh Cooper ing to keep my head down more Tyler Durbin filed in his memory the
the final baton handoff from and get out strong and perspective of an influential English coach-
Justin Jeter, Dozier dashed drive my knees,” he said. ing staff.
away from the Robinson relay team’s run- After successfully opening the relay, Hart Emotions and experiences were plenti- West Springfield’s Jannik Lake Braddock’s Tyler Durbin is a
ner and followed through to the finish line, said he could grow into the role, but recog- ful for members of the U16 Annandale Eckenrode said playing against top- member of the Annandale United
winning the event with a time of 44.55. nized its differences from other positions. United FC, who competed in the Interna- flight teams such as D.C. United travel soccer team. The Annadale
“I just clinched the baton tight,” he said. “It’s harder to be the first leg,” he said. tional Amateur Soccer Tournament — The and West Ham will help him at the United competed against elite
“I used my speed to try and finish strong.” “The third and fourth legs, you have time to Challenge for the Tiffany Cup during the high school level. ‘It definitely gave U17 teams at the International
Message sent and received, but the 4x100 get out ahead, but in the first you have to final week of March. me some views on how I can Amateur Soccer Tournament.
team’s goal of making a name for itself start strong.” Annandale United, a travel team com- change the game in high school,’ he
wasn’t just for teams in the Northern Region While Dozier’s final 100-meter sprint cap- posed of high school athletes from the said.
— the runners wanted to impress their tured first, Cooper’s run as second leg helped Washington D.C. metro area, took on high-
coaches. create some much needed distance from the caliber foreign — U17 Georgian National goals by Schmidt and Josh Godec (Gonzaga) Eckenrode said he learned from facing
“Our coaches were a little bit skeptical Robinson and West Potomac teams Justin Jeter hands the baton to Sterling Dozier during the boys’ 4x100-meter relay at the Leslie Sherman Team, West Ham United FC Academy — cut the lead to one. West Ham added a late superior competition.
about how this relay might run,” Dozier said. “I knew what I had to do,” Cooper said. Memorial Invitational. and domestic — D.C. United Academy — goal. “I realized how key movement off the
The group of Dozier, Jeter, Tarikh Cooper “When I got the baton, I just moved. With competition. Annandale United finished 0- “I think our team showed a lot of heart ball is,” he said. “I knew it was key, but
and Jamison Hart had never run as a 4x100 the speed I had when I got the baton, I knew 2-1, but the opportunity to participate as going into each game,” O’Keefe said. “We when I saw West Ham put it to action
Jeter said. “I didn’t want to drop that baton
relay for the Eagles. The team members said we could get out ahead of everyone.” the only travel team in the tournament never gave up.” we” got a better understanding.
they were sure they could run fast, they just or mess up the handoff.”
With plenty of space and the lead, Jeter 5 Qs with West Springfield track should help the group in the long term. Schmidt, who scored three of Annandale’s “It definitely gave me some views on
Jeter grabbed the baton from Cooper and The tournament was “the most useful four goals in the tournament, called the ex- how I can change the game in high
didn’t know it would happen this soon. said he was able fixate on the sometimes
“We were just thrown together,” Cooper tricky baton handoff. maintained the lead, allowing Dozier to seal athlete Josh Armstrong [soccer] thing the kids have school,” Eckenrode said.
said. “We’ve been running together for a long the victory.
“My first instinct was to stay focused,” Q: How do you feel about your conditioning [experienced] in their lives,” West Ham coach Tony Carr
With a record of 1-0 as a coming into the first meet of the season? said Annandale United head “Every time he steps on the field, he and his staff spoke with
relay team, Dozier said the A: I feel all right. I kind of slacked off in practice. coach Bo Amato, who also Annandale United players af-
group is shifting its focus on Q: What music are you listening to before coaches the varsity teams at St. leaves everything he’s got on the field. ter their match. Carr is “one
improving its time through- you run on the track. Stephen’s/St. Agnes School of the most influential figures
out the season. A: Anything really, just whatever’s on my iPod. (fall) and Langley High School
If every youth player tried to emulate in English football,” the club’s
“It’s going to be a chal-
lenge,” he said.
Q: If you weren’t running track, what sport
would you want to play?
Amato’s Annandale club en-
him, they’d be better overnight.” Web site says.
West Ham coaches said
The boys weren’t the only A: Lacrosse. I was too late to try out. I played as a tered the Tiffany Cup tourney — Bo Amato, Annandale United head coach “since we weren’t really
standouts at the meet. youth, but not last year. ranked among the top travel brought up in a soccer culture
Edison also recorded a top Q: If you could be any athlete, who would teams in the nation, but was still consid- that we really need to try to
finish from Myah Hicks, who you want to be? ered an underdog against the older acad- perience “life changing.” watch the game as much as possible,”
finished first in the girls’ A: [Portland Trailblazers guard] Brandon Roy. He’s emy team of D.C. United and the talented “We hung in there, we competed,” he said. Lake Braddock’s Durbin said, “so we re-
1,600-meter race with a time been favorite player since his college season. foreign teams. “The teams were pretty much better than ally know the game.”
of 5:08.33. Q: Who’s your favorite sports team to “I figured we’d compete in the D.C. us, but it was definitely a good experience.” West Ham defeated D.C. United in the
Kristina Brown took first in follow? United game,” Amato said, “but the other The Washington-Lee sophomore had his championship game April 2.
the girls’ triple jump. Boys’ A: Probably the Dallas Cowboys. two games we could get badly damaged.” doubts prior to the tournament. Amato said the most important lessons
4x100-meter relay member The first part of Amato’s assumption was “We kind of thought,” Schmidt said, “we Annandale United learned during the
Justin Jeter finished first in — Reed S. Albers realized. Annandale United opened were going to get blown out and embar- tournament were: be mentally tough, be
the 300-meter hurdles with against D.C. United on March 28, losing rassed.” vocal on the field and keep the ball mov-
a time of 40.77. George 2-1. Annandale took a 1-0 lead on a The University of Virginia and James ing. Facing top-shelf competition and be-
Owino finished first in the Schmidt goal but failed to capitalize on Madison University have shown interest in ing exposed to a different style of soccer
boys’ triple jump. of who is missing. with where we are right now.” chances late in the game. Schmidt, a striker. should help the team in the future.
Because of spring break, “It’s difficult because this meet is during Junior James Walker is one of the Spar- Annandale United spent the rest of the “Every time he steps on the field, he leaves “The best thing that came out of this
not every team at the Leslie spring break,” he said. “But this is a great tans who earned a personal record. Walker tournament putting to rest any thoughts everything he’s got on the field,” Amato said. tournament on a personal level is we
Sherman Memorial Invita- chance to see where everyone is.” finished eighth in the long jump with a score of getting “badly damaged.” The Virginia “If every youth player tried to emulate him, didn’t roll over and die,” Amato said.
tional could field their whole Even with teams missing key runners, of 18-feet, 10.50-inches. travel team played the Georgian national they’d be better overnight.” “When the going gets tough you find out
team, but West Springfield Pellegrini said the meet signaled early signs “This was my first time breaking 18 feet,” team to a 1-all draw on March 30 and lost Amato said Schmidt and West Springfield’s what you’re all about. That was a really
The 4x100-meter relay of, from left, Jamison Hart, Justin Jeter, Sterling Dozier and head track coach Chris of success for the Spartans. he said. “I haven’t done it in practice, but I to West Ham United 4-2 on March 31. Eckenrode “have developed a very good good eye-opener for me and that was a
Tarikh Cooper had not run together as a team before their April 1 meet. Pellegrini said he uses the “We’ve had about a half-dozen personal thought I could break it. It was a nice sur- Annandale trailed West Ham 3-0 before twin-strike partnership.” great eye-opener for my players.”
meet to set goals regardless records today,” he said. “I’m really happy prise.”
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Rachelle Quispe, 6, is first out of the gate during the Saturday, April 3 Easter egg hunt
at Springfield United Methodist Church.
All Eyes on the Egg
Children seek fun — and eggs — at April 3 Aubrey Keriws, 6, attempts to pop a balloon with a dart
Springfield United Methodist’s Easter egg hunt. at one of the event’s games.
In addition to the Easter egg hunt, a moonbounce was available for
children to jump around in.
open Easter Photos by Craig Sterbutzel
for an egg
of her own.
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Front row, from left, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R); Pete Jobse,
president and CEO of The Center for Innovative Technol-
ogy and Bobbie Kilberg, president and CEO of NVTC. Back
row, Bob Sledd Sr., economic advisor to the governor;
Michael Grisham, president of GPB Scientific; Spencer
Williamson, president and CEO of Intelliject LLC; Del.
Rich Anderson (R-51); Sen. Walter Stosch (R-12); Del.
Mark Sickles (D-43); Sen. Mark Herring (D-33); Sen. Janet
Howell (D-32) and Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34).
Commissioners of Fairfax County Commission for Women pose for a photo with
Keynote Speaker Maureen McDonnell, First Lady of Virginia.
Governor Signs ‘Job,
County Commission Hosts Women’s Voices Forum Opportunity’ Bills
n March 20, the Fairfax County Com- First Lady of the Commonwealth, Maureen
Sickles on hand for Herndon event
O mission for Women conducted a
Women’s Voices Forum at the Fairfax
County Government Center. Keynote Speaker was
McDonnell. McDonnell returns to her home area,
Northern Virginia for the first time since her hus-
band was elected as governor of Virginia.
promoting job creation agenda.
t a bill signing ceremony co-hosted by the Northern Virginia
A Technology Council (NVTC) and the Center for Innovative
Technology (CIT), Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) signed several ma-
jor components of his “Jobs and Opportunity” legislative agenda to
encourage job creation and economic development in Virginia. NVTC
President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg provided introductory remarks dur-
ing the ceremony, which took place at the Center for Innovative Tech-
nology in Herndon. The governor’s Senior Economic Advisor Bob Sledd
and a bipartisan group of legislators from Northern Virginia and
throughout the Commonwealth were present.
Three of the initiatives highlighted by the governor were top legisla-
tive priorities for NVTC. First, the governor signed legislation estab-
lishing a 100 percent capital gains tax exclusion for founders and in-
vestors in qualifying technology, energy and biotechnology startups in
Virginia for investments made over the next three years. This new law
will position Virginia as a leader in next generation tech company for-
mation and innovation, as well as a top destination for entrepreneurs,
early-stage investors, researchers and innovators.
The governor also commented on several additional economic de-
velopment provisions in the recently-passed budget. Particularly note-
worthy was McDonnell’s support of an additional $1.5 million in fund-
ing over the next two years for the CIT GAP fund, which will under-
write critical and immediate first financing for 20 new early-stage tech-
nology companies by leveraging private sector capital at a rate of 11
times the Commonwealth’s investment.
Organization of Chinese American Women, Virginia Chapter presents a book
“Over the past several years, NVTC has actively promoted a compre-
written by an OCAW member to Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman
hensive ‘Grow Your Own’ strategy for new company formation,” said
Sharon Bulova (D-At-large).
Kilberg. “Gov. McDonnell has taken an important step in promoting
investment in new company formation and job creation in Virginia,
giving the Commonwealth a competitive advantage as a potential lo-
College Notes cation for entrepreneurs deciding where to locate their startups.”
Julia Bond, class of 2013 at Con- grade point average and carry a mini- in Atlanta, Ga., for the 2009 fall semes- Also during bill signing ceremony, McDonnell cited a budget initia-
necticut College and a resident of mum of 12 hours for the semester. ter. Students must be in the top 20 tive that will improve incentives for companies to expand, relocate
Springfield, has been named to the percent of Emory College or have ap- and move corporate headquarters to Virginia by doubling the Governor’s
dean’s honors for the 2009 fall semester. Hillary Jett, daughter of George proximately a 3.850 grade point average
Dean’s honors is a recognition for stu- and Paula Jett of Springfield, was or higher to be named to the dean’s list. Economic Development Fund with an additional $12 million in FY 2011.
dents who have earned a grade point named to the dean’s list at Ithaca This additional funding, for which NVTC had been a strong advocate,
average of at least 3.3. College’s School of Business for the fall Pui E. Sham, a resident of Spring- will bring much-needed growth and tax revenue to Virginia, enhanc-
2009 semester with a GPA of 3.5. field, was awarded dean’s list honors for ing its ability to attract mature companies to the Commonwealth. “Small
Brendon G Deltoro, a senior from academic achievement during the fall
Springfield majoring in justice studies, Ji Eun Kim of Seoul, daughter of 2009 semester at St. Mary’s College of entrepreneurial companies, with their ability to creatively address prob-
has been named to the dean’s list for the Joon Tae Kim and Chong Suk Kim of Maryland. Dean’s list honors are lems and quickly adapt to changes in the marketplace, are often the
fall 2009 term at Georgia Southern Uni- Springfield, was named to the dean’s list awarded to full-time students at SMCM drivers of technology innovation,” said Kilberg.
versity. To be eligible for the dean’s list, of Emory College, the undergraduate, who earn a semester grade-point aver-
a student must have at least a 3.50 liberal arts college of Emory University age of 3.5 or better.
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Zone 2: • Burke
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JENNIFER O. SMITH • COMPUTER CONSULTANT in the room.
nurse living in Northern ➣ TRAINING ➣ INSTALLATION ➣ TROUBLE-SHOOTING greater than anticipated, and left our roads
Virginia for the last 23
years. Please visit my ➣ LET US TAME THAT BEAST FOR YOU By Sen. Dave Marsden
ABC LICENSE website at Serving the Area Since 1995 a potholed mess. I have had two bent rims
Pizzacolli, Inc trading as www.babyloveva.com this year, which cost more than $800 to re-
Angelicos La Pizzeria, 10869
Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA
22030. The above
to learn more.
(703) 765-2222 nce again, we have balanced pair. I hit a pothole on Interstate 64 in Rich-
establishment is applying to
the VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT
OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
CONTROL for a Wine and
Beer on Premises license to
sell or manufacture alcoholic
beverages. Damla Mehtap
Please contact me at 1-571-
882-3533 or e-mail at
21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements
O our budget in Virginia in the mond during the session and spoke about
most difficult and challenging it on the Senate floor to remind the Senate
financial environment since that lack of transportation dollars is cost-
the Great Depression of the 1930s. It was ing our citizens greatly. The next day, one
my goal for this session of the General As- of the Senate clerks hit the same pothole
sembly that we accomplish three things: and bent her rim also. I am assuming that
ZBA, LLC trading as Hunter
first, that we maintain the car tax relief we many of you are experiencing damage to
Mill Deli, 11213-A Lee Hwy, currently enjoy, second, that the Local Com- your vehicles as well. Our transportation
Fairfax, VA 22030. The above
establishment is applying to posite Index (LCI) for school problems regarding maintenance
funding that finally adjusted to
Commentary are becoming just as critical as our
the VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT
OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
CONTROL for a Wine and Fairfax County’s favor not be fro- lack of infrastructure investment.
Beer on Premises license to This coming fiscal year, starting
sell or manufacture alcoholic
zen at last year’s level granting
beverages. Khasrow Rezaei- us an additional $60 million over the bien- July 1, we can either provide maintenance
nium, and thirdly, that cuts to K-12 funding funding or make our federal highway dol-
be minimal as the quality of our schools are lars match wherein we would get $4 for
the most critical factor in maintaining our each dollar we put up. We can’t do both
home values. and this is a catastrophe. The expense of
We consign/pay top $ for
antique/semi antique furn. The budget put forth by the Senate ac- car repairs due to poor road maintenance
including mid century &
21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements complished these goals. The House of Del- will cost us now. The loss to businesses, and
danish modern Teak
furniture, sterling, mens egates and governor wanted to cut K-12 by future business development, that stems
watches, painting/art glass, $620 million and $721 million, respectively, from not investing in a transportation sys-
clocks, jewelry, costume but the Senate position prevailed in a com- tem that can adequately move goods, ser-
jewelry, etc. Call Schefer
Antiques @ 703-241-0790. promise and far less was cut, $253 million. vices, commuters and create jobs will cost
Northern Virginia did much better than I us for years to come. We are currently out
could have hoped for. This being said, the of money and cannot meet our obligations.
Now! Complete cuts that were ultimately agreed to were It is good news that the governor is re-
painful and many of our citizens will feel opening some rest stops. It is also good that
Print Editions the impact very dramatically. the governor is pursuing off-shore drilling
to raise transportation funds, although the
Online! THE STATE budget is now lower than benefits may not be apparent for seven-10
when I first started to serve in the General years and then only if Congress grants Vir-
Assembly in 2006. While this may be good ginia royalties. It is essential, however, that
The full print editions of all 18 news in some respects it ignores the el- he call a special session of the General As-
Connection Newspapers are now 21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements ephant in the room — transportation. sembly so that the governor can put his
available on our Web Site in PDF format, We did not address our growing trans- transportation plans before the legislature
page by page, identical to our weekly portation problem in both construction and and give us an opportunity to weigh in. Only
maintenance during this past session. The the governor can call this special session,
newsprint editions, including print
snow took a huge bite out of the mainte- and he has pledged to act. It’s time we got
advertising. Go to nance budget, (15 percent), which was far started.
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Spring Village Drive, Springfield. Keith
Fimian and Pat Herrity will debate ahead of
WEDNESDAY/APRIL 14 the June 8 primary election to choose the
NARFE Springfield Chapter 893 Republican candidate for Virginia’s 11th
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Be not curi-
ous to know Camps & Schools
Bruin Band Pays Visit to China
those that From Page 4 they had seen and done. Hunter Langdon, a sopho-
speak in more in the Color Guard, said that on the way back,
private. and the Great Wall, but it was during meals and all she could think about was how many of her pre-
WEEKDAYS UNITED CONCORDIA 24 HOUR —George their transportation between sites that offered the conceived notions of the country were dispelled. She
SATURDAYS • EVENINGS PARTICIPANT EMERGENCY CARE Washington
truest glimpse of the culture. Flynn said that the stu- said that after years of social studies classes and be-
dents were given authentic Chinese cuisine for all of ing told that China was a communist country, she
their meals, though she said their hosts were careful expected a grim atmosphere with unhappy people,
COMMUNITIES OF WORSHIP to keep the more exotic dishes at bay. All of the stu-
dents enjoyed the food, she said, but a couple of
but found the exact opposite.
“You’re told for so long that it is a communist coun-
McDonald’s pitstops were made nonetheless. try, but when we got there, all we found was people
“The food isn’t at all like American Chinese food,” trying to be friendly and kind to us,” Langdon said.
Messiah United Methodist Church Colbrun said. “They don’t have egg rolls or fried rice. “They did everything they could to make us feel like
www.messiahumc.org It’s a lot of healthy things like vegetables and things we were at home.”
Check out our: like that. Some [of the group] were nervous about Flynn said that another common feeling the re-
• dynamic youth group the food, but it was great.” turn trip home was a sense of appreciation, because
• both men’s and women’s ministry many of the students and parents realized that they
PERHAPS THE strongest feeling of being a for- most likely would not be going back to China ever
• wonderful choir, bell choirs and a full orchestra
eigner, they said, came when the group was walking again. Though there was much more they wanted to
Sunday Services 8:15, 9:30 and 11 am 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield through the streets of Beijing. Flynn said that the do, Flynn said that she was satisfied that the stu-
Sunday School 9:30 and 11 am (near West Springfield High School) students’ light hair and fair skin made them stand dents took advantage of their time there and learned
Childcare is available during worship 703-569-9862 out, and many times, local residents would ask them as much as they could. Her only hope was that the
to pose for pictures and even pulled some students Chinese students and people they met got as much
out of the group to talk. Though the experience was out of the interaction as they did.
slightly awkward, she said, the hospitality and wel- “We wanted to go over there and leave the people
coming nature of the people was never in doubt. we interacted with a good impression,” Flynn said.
“We had certain students who were fair, with light “The world is a big place, and America is just a small
eyes and light hair,” Flynn said. “They would get lit- part of it.”
erally pulled out of the group to have their photo
taken. They were just so nice. We never felt any un-
toward feelings from them.” More
On the long plane ride home, the students said, Go to www.lbband.org for a blog, videos and pho-
they were given the time to reflect on their experi- tos from the trip.
ences from the past week and were in awe of what
Assembly of God Episcopal
Harvest Church… 703-971-7070 St. Christopher’s Episcopal… 703-451-1088
Word of Life Assembly of God… 703-941-2312
Community Covenant Church… 703-455-4150
Baha’is of Fairfax County Southwest…
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Ohev Yisrael Messianic Congregation...
Community of Faith Tabernacle… 703-455-4594 703-550-0888
Fellowship Baptist Church… 703-569-5151
First Baptist Church-Hayfield… 703-971-7077
Springfield North Congregation… 703-971-2936
First Baptist Church-Springfield… 703-451-1500
Franconia Baptist Church…703-971-4471 Lutheran
South Run Baptist Church… 703-455-4521 Prince of Peace Lutheran… 703-451-5855
Westwood Baptist Church… 703-451-5120 St. John’s Lutheran Church… 703-971-2210
St. Marks Lutheran Church… 703-451-4331
Immanual Lutheran Church… 703-549-0155
Immanuel Bible Church… 703-941-4124
St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church… 703-451-8576 Messiah United Methodist Church… 703-569-9862
Christian Science Springfield United Methodist...703-451-2375
First Church of Christ, Scientist… St. John’s United Methodist… 703-256-6655
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