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                                                                                                                                                                                Monica and Ethan Sohn
                                                                                                                                                                                 strike a speed skating
                                                                                                                                                                                   pose before heading
                                                                                                                                                                                      onto the ice for a
                                                                                                                                                                                       practice session.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Ethan said he hopes
                                                                                                                                                                                     to be an Olympian
                                                                                                                                                                                                one day.

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               Photo by Reed S. Albers/The Connection

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                                                                                                           Laurel Hill/Fairfax Station/Clifton Connection Editor Michael O’Connell

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Hunt Wins GOP Primary for Senate Seat
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hunt faces Del. Dave Marsden (D-41),
Former at-large School Board member faces                                                                                                                                              who had no primary opponent, in a special
Del. Dave Marsden (D-41) in special election.                                                                                                                                          election Jan. 12. Cuccinelli’s replacement
                                                                                                                                                                                       will have to be in Richmond for the start of
                                                                                                                                                                                       the 2010 General Assembly session Jan. 13,

                                                                                                                                           Photos by Julia O’Donoghue/The Connection
                By Julia O’Donoghue             in November with his government class.                                                                                                 the day after the election.
                         The Connection           Incumbent Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-37) is                                                                                                 “I plan to focus on the same things that
                                                vacating the position when he becomes the                                                                                              Bob McDonnell (R) focused on in the
          ric Alter is sure to remember the commonwealth’s next Attorney General in                                                                                                    governor’s race,” said Hunt of the upcom-

E         first time he voted for several rea- 2010.
          sons, including the fact that it took   Former at-large Fairfax County School
          two trips to the polling station and Board member Steven Hunt won just over
approximately 45 minutes of standing out- 50 percent of the vote in the three-way pri-
side Centreville High School without a coat mary against a former President George W.
                                                                                                                                                                                       ing special election.
                                                                                                                                                                                          The high primary turnout took both the
                                                                                                                                                                                       election’s participants and the Republican
                                                                                                                                                                                       activists running the primary by surprise. A
                                                                                                                                                                                       little over 1,900 voters participated from the
on a chilly, 40-de-                                                     Bush appointee,                                                                                                district, which spans Centreville, Chantilly,
gree night.                                                             Marianne Horinko,                                                                                              Fairfax Station, Burke and Springfield.
  The Westfield       “I plan to focus on the                           and Greenspring                                                                                                   “I didn’t know there were this many Re-
High School senior                                                      retirement                                                                                                     publicans who lived here,” said Virginia Run
turned 18 on Dec.     same things that Bob                              community’s ex-                                                                                                resident Richie Coryell, who had been wait-
1, just in time to
participate in the
                      McDonnell (R) focused on                          ecutive director
                                                                        Will Nance. Hunt
                                                                                                                                                                                       ing about 30 minutes in line to vote.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Anthony Bedell, the Fairfax County Re-
Republican pri-
mary that took
                      in the governor’s race.”                          garnered 955 bal-
                                                                        lots to Horinko’s
                                                                                              Former Fairfax County School
                                                                                              Board member Steve Hunt gar-
                                                                                                                                                                                       publican Committee president, said the lo-
                                                                                                                                                                                       cal political party thought they were over-
place the same           — Steve Hunt, State Senate candidate 479 and Nance’s                 nered a little more than 50 percent                                                      shooting by preparing for 1,500 voters to
night for the Vir-                                                      469, according to     of the vote in a three-way Republi-                                                      show up at the primary’s one polling sta-
ginia Senate’s 37th District.                   local Republican Party officials organizing   can primary election.                                                                    tion.
  “I want to make sure the Republicans the election.                                                                                                                                      He and others were shocked when they
come out with the strongest candidate for         Alter had said he intended to vote for      ginia Military Institute next year for college.                                          saw a line of more than 100 people start
the special election,” said Alter, who stud- Hunt, in part because the candidate is a           “He is a military man and I want to go
ied many of the state races that took place veteran and Alter plans to attend the Vir-        into the military,” said Alter.                                                                                See Hunt, Page 14

Opening Chanukah Celebrations to All
Several Jewish congregations around area are
hosting community-wide Chanukah events.
                     By Justin Fanizzi           “A big part of the holiday is sharing the
                         The Connection       lights with the world,” Deitsch said. “So,
                                              we’d like to do [the events] with people of
        s they prepare for Chanukah, Jew- the Jewish faith as well as people of all

A       ish congregations across the area faiths.”
        are ready to spread the message of
unity and community.
                                                 The first event, “Chanukah and Games
                                              Night,” is slated for Saturday, Dec. 12 at
  While some congregations host private 6:30 p.m. at the congregation. Deitsch said
Chanukah events and celebrations, others that the menorah will be lit to start the
are reaching out to their entire faith com- event, and at 7 p.m., latkes, donuts and
munity, putting denominations aside to in- other food will be served and children and
clude all.                                                            teens will take part
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  File Photo

  Chabad Lubavitch                                                    in an educational
of Northern Virginia,
based in Fairfax,
                       “A big part of the holiday                     holiday program.
                                                                      The following day, a
Adat Reyim of
Springfield       and
                       is sharing the lights with                     menorah lighting
                                                                      event will take         Making Chanukah picture frames are, from left, far side of the table,
Ohev Yisrael Messi-
anic in Lorton are all
                       the world.”                                    place at Fairfax Cor-
                                                                      ner at 4:35 p.m.,
                                                                                              Lennon Claypool, Leigh Claypool, Emily Dewhurst, Denise Dewhurst;
                                                                                              and near side of the table, Rabbi Levi Deitsch and Alex Claypool.
hosting public events
                                           — Rabbi Levi Deitsch, but with a new
during            this                         Chabad Lubavitch twist. Deitsch said           first-ever “Community Wide Chanukah                                                      all attendees are encouraged to bring their
Chanukah season.                                                      that a menorah will     Party.” The party, which will be Sunday, Dec.                                            own menorah to light.
Instead of closing their doors, however, each be built with Legos by the children, and        13 at 2 p.m. in the Oaks Community Cen-                                                    “We have a nice group with younger chil-
event will be open to all members of the again, traditional Jewish food will be               ter in Burke, has something for every mem-                                               dren [in the congregation’s Junior Youth
community.                                    served.                                         ber of the family. According to Adat Reyim                                               Group], so those families are very excited,”
  According to Rabbi Levi Deitsch, Chabad        “We’re always looking for innovative         spokesman Melissa Bodner, the event will                                                 Bodner said. “It’s really geared toward the
Lubavitch, located at 3939 Prince William things for the holidays to bring fun and joy,”      feature moon bounces, dreidel games and                                                  whole family.”
Drive, is hosting two events for the entire Deitsch said.                                     arts and crafts for children ages 2 to 11,                                                 Bodner said that for this inaugural year,
family, offering food, games, music and          Adat Reyim is launching a brand new          and music and traditional Jewish food like
more.                                         holiday celebration this year, leading the      latkes and donuts for all ages. In addition,                                                            See Chanukah, Page 14                                                                                        Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill Connection ❖ December 3-9, 2009 ❖ 3
       News Briefs                                                                     News
     Free Spay, Neuter at Shelter
       During the month of December, the Fairfax County Ani-
     mal Shelter is offering a free spay or neuter for the first
     100 cats or kittens adopted from the shelter. This offer is
                                                                    Bruins Learn To Lead
     part of the shelter’s annual Home 4 the Holidays adoption
     promotion, which seeks to help shelter animals find a lov-     Lake Braddock’s newly
     ing, permanent home during the holidays.
       The shelter is also extending its hours by opening its       formed JROTC program
     doors on three consecutive Sundays in December. The shel-
     ter will be open for adoptions on Sundays, Dec. 6, 13 and      is taking shape.
     20, from 12-4 p.m., in addition to regular operating hours
     throughout the week. Regular adoption hours are Tues-                                         By Justin Fanizzi
     day-Friday, 12-6:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.                                         The Connection
     The shelter has cats and dogs available for adoption, as
     well as a number of birds, small mammals and reptiles. To                        hen Lt. Col. Dwight Lomax looks at

                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo by Bonnie Hobbs/The Connection
     view animals available for adoption, visit http:// The shel-
     ter is located at 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. To learn more,
     call the shelter at 703-830-1100.
                                                                    W                the students filling up his four JROTC
                                                                                     classes at Lake Braddock Secondary
                                                                                     School, he is overwhelmed with a
                                                                    sense of pride and satisfaction.
                                                                       Lomax and his assistant, 1st Sgt. Craig Simmons
     School Boundary Meeting                                        see confident, motivated students that have grown
                                                                    more than they could have ever imagined.
       The Southwestern Regional Planning Study committee              Lomax is the leader of the first-ever JRTOC class
     will meet Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., in the Liberty Middle   at Lake Braddock, a program that the school started
     School cafeteria, 6801 Union Mill Road (just uphill from       March 2009 and implemented this school year.
     Centreville High). Possible changes in the school bound-       Though enrollment was slow at first, the number of
     aries and populations will be discussed. Schools involved      students in the program has skyrocketed since it
     include Clifton and Colin Powell elementary schools.           began less than three months ago.
                                                                       “We’ve come a really long way, starting from
     Clifton RED Meets Dec. 14                                      scratch,” said junior Amanda Harrison, a JROTC stu-
                                                                    dent. “The program isn’t about recruiting [for the
                                                                                                                              From left, Lake Braddock Secondary
       A Clifton RED Community Meeting is set for Monday,                                                                     School juniors Kevin Johnson, Jeff
                                                                    military] at all. It’s about being a leader and setting   Berger, Kristina Roller and Tom
     Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641
                                                                    an example for your school and your classmates. It’s      Nawrozzada, all members of their
     Chapel Road. Clifton Elementary’s representatives on the
                                                                    been a great experience so far.”                          school’s Army JROTC, were color guards
     planning-study committee, Ina Patton and Charlie Rau, will
                                                                       While Lake Braddock’s JROTC program is not the         in the American Legion’s Veterans Day
     receive ideas and suggestions. They’ll also discuss, in con-
                                                                    first of its kind in an area school, the whole pro-       ceremony Saturday in Fairfax.
     cept, which renovation design plans the Clifton commu-
                                                                    gram, top to bottom, is comprised of people new to
     nity may be willing to agree to compromise on, in order to
                                                                    the experience. Lomax retired from the U.S. Army          kids of my own and so I have a good idea and good
     reduce the projected cost of the school renovation project
                                                                    earlier this year after 20 years of service, and had      feel of what they need and expect.”
     and potentially save the school from closing.
                                                                    never been a part of any JROTC program prior to             The school hired officially only a week before school
                                                                    this one. Lomax said that after his retirement, he        started, so his first few weeks leading the program
     Christmas Trees For Sale                                       was seeking to continue his military service in some      was a trial-by-fire. The first thing he did after being
        Once again, the Clifton Lions Club is working during the    capacity and realized that educating a new genera-        hired was to become familiar with the program, which
     holiday season to help families in need in Clifton and         tion of young people was the best way to do so. So,       he did by speaking to leaders of JROTC programs at
     Centreville. Working with Western Fairfax Christian Min-       upon hearing that Lake Braddock was proposing a           South Lakes High School in Reston and Hayfield Sec-
     istries, the Lions provided Thanksgiving food baskets to       JROTC program, he applied and got the position.           ondary School. Following that, Lomax realized that
     the needy and will provide Christmas holiday food baskets         “I took the job because I wanted to have an op-
     and gifts to approximately 40 families.                        portunity to work with kids,” Lomax said. “I have                                        See JROTC, Page 7
        The Clifton club is also now selling Christmas trees at
     University Mall on Braddock Road near GMU. The Dou-
     glas firs cost about $60 each and all proceeds will support
     local charities.
                                                                    Memorial Concert for Seipel
        The Clifton Lions Club meets the second and fourth
     Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., at the Fairfax Station
                                                                    Family, friends remember                                  said his mother, “He
     Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax
     Station.        For      more       information,        see
                                                                    Clifton youth one year                                    was the most brilliant
                                                                                                                              kid and the light of our or call club secretary Jay            after his death.                                          house. He incubated
                                                                                                                              chickens in his room
     Moughon at 703-266-3784.
                                                                                                                              and then built a
                                                                              year has passed since 14-year-old Sam Seipel    chicken coop and took
     Youth Acting Camp Dec. 12
                                                                                                                                                                                 File Photo

       An acting camp and movie night for students in first
     through sixth grade takes place Saturday, Dec. 12, from 2-
                                                                    A         of Clifton died in an ATV crash in Clifton.
                                                                              Now, a memorial concert will be given in his
                                                                    honor, on Sunday, Dec. 6, in the Clifton Town Meet-
                                                                                                                              care of them. He knew
                                                                                                                              how to work on cars
                                                                                                                              and bikes, was ex-
                                                                                                                              tremely popular and
     8 p.m., at Woodson High School. Theater director Terri         ing Hall.                                                                             Sam Seipel
     Hobson, the Virginia State Thespian Educator of the Year,         It’s being organized by Caitlan Schneiderman, the      got As and Bs in
     will lead the students in acting improvisation, playwriting    woman who once babysat for Sam and his siblings.          school. He was hard-
     and craftmaking, then wrap up the evening with pizza and       She now sings, plays guitar and teaches music, and        working and paid for everything he got. This kid was
     a movie. The cost is $40 per camper ($30 for each addi-        her music students will perform at the concert.           amazing.”
     tional sibling). For a registration form, contact Martha          “They’re all high-school students who knew Sam,”         Although she still grieves for her son, Seipel said
     Moses at 703 963 6288 or Each          said Sharon Seipel, Sam’s mother. “And she’s a beau-      she has a strong faith and is “celebrating Sam’s life –
     camper requires an Emergency Care form, found at               tiful angel for doing this; I think it’s wonderful. My    that’s all I can do in the days ahead of me. I cry a bit Specify food allergies or special needs for      daughter Angela, 9, will start things off by doing a      for our loss and every day we think about Sam. But I
     foods.                                                         dance, and the concert will be a celebration of his       have three other children and we have to move for-
                                                                    life.”                                                    ward.”
                                                                       Sam was a freshman at Robinson Secondary and,                                            — Bonnie Hobbs

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on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 7-9:30
p.m. at the Chantilly National Golf                                                                       TRICARE
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JROTC First Year at LB
From Page 4                                          activities to create a better-rounded student. Accord-
                                                     ing to Lomax, his students volunteered at the Ameri-
  he needed an assistant to handle some of his re- can Legion Post 177 in Fairfax’s Veterans Day festivi-               Created cultured gemstones in fine
sponsibilities, so he hired Simmons to take care of ties on Nov. 7 and at the Lake Braddock Fall Craft
                                                                                                                         jewelry at an exceptional value.
administrative items such as uniforms and other sup- Show and plan on taking part in many more activi-
plies.                                               ties. In addition, Lomax and Simmons are working
  Once the program’s leadership was in place, the on public speaking with their students, saying that it
next step was to recruit students for the program. builds confidence.
According to Lomax, only 15 stu-                                             “This program is a major con-
dents had signed up the previ-                                            tributor to their confidence and it
ous school year for the program,         “It’s about being a              rolls over to their other classes,”
but 14 of those 15 had never                                              Lomax said. “Some of the students
participated in a JROTC program          leader and setting               were misguided and you can see
before. So, Lomax and Simmons                                             the lights coming on. Teachers
quickly jumped into teaching the         an example for your              have told me that some of the stu-
fundamentals like marching, ba-
sic formations, ethics, leadership
                                         school and your                  dents didn’t have discipline or con-
                                                                          fidence and how they do.”
training and physical training.
Those 15 students had spread
                                         classmates.”                        Though his students still have
                                                                          much to learn, Lomax is more than
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             conomically, things do seem a bit grateful without being overwhelmed.                           SATURDAY/DEC. 5                                               e-mail:

E            brighter out there. We hear anec-
             dotal reports from some local retail- nificant holiday shopping in the next month.
             ers and others that traffic is up.
  Small retail shops are part of what defines of your shopping dollars close to home.
our community. Their livelihood depends on
                                                     Still almost all of us will be doing some sig-

                                                   While you’re at it, be sure to spend a portion

                                                     One way to be sure holiday shopping comes
                                                                                                              Welcome the Holidays in Historic
                                                                                                               Clifton. Holiday Horseback Parade and
                                                                                                               Contest, 2-2:30 p.m.; visit shops in
                                                                                                               Historic Town of Clifton and take photos
                                                                                                               with Santa, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Town of
                                                                                                               Clifton Candlelight Homes Tour, featuring
                                                                                                                                                                     Michael O’Connell
                                                                                                                                                                     Editor / 703-778-9416
                                                                                                                                                                       Bonnie Hobbs
                                                                                                                                                                     Community Reporter
the livability and quality of the neighborhoods with some holiday spirit is to do a portion of                 live music and strolling Dickens Carolers,
                                                                                                               4:30-7:30 p.m.; Caroling, refreshments
around them. A small business owner pays at- the shopping in some of the area’s locally                        and Christmas Tree Lighting in Ayre                    Julia O’Donoghue
tention to every detail in his or her busi-                 owned stores. There is special holiday             Square, 7:30-8 p.m. Tickets before Dec. 5:             Education & Politics
ness in a way that no chain can.                            ambiance available by shopping in the              $20 for adults; $5 for children under 12;                 703-778-9436
  Frequently, it is the local retail or Editorial heart of a town that is decked out for                       after Dec. 5, $25 for adults; $10 for
                                                                                                               children under 12. Purchase tickets at
service person who is active in fund                        the season.                                        Clifton Café, Cottage Art, T&K Treasures                Ken Moore
                                                                                                                                                                     Courts & Projects
raising for local charities, for fire and rescue     Local retail stores, mom-and-pop stores, face             and a Flower Blooms in Clifton; Picket
                                                                                                               Fence in Burke and Banner’s in Centreville.
service, for local schools and in organizing some of the toughest challenges imaginable                        For more, e-mail Jennifer Chesley at                     Reed Albers
holiday events. They know how important lo- right now. The costs of being in business have            or Lynne Garvey                    Sports Editor
cal traffic issues can be. They have a lot at grown tremendously while revenues are not.                       Hodge,                               703-224-3014
                                                                                                             The 20th Annual Model Train Display.   
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even families who feel financially secure, are tant to locally-owned retailers.                                main building, caboose and on the                     5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
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                                                                                                                                                                         Ginger Krup
Bow Hunter’s                            the population. Oh there are other
                                        options that have been discussed
                                                                               ing damage. Shall we ban all these
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                                                                                                                      zens should be willing to pay sur-
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Response                                and tried, like contraception, but
                                        logistically and financially this is
                                                                               the deer to go into flight? Let’s be
                                                                               reasonable. That statement is a
                                                                                                                      fighting these wars. And, why not
                                                                                                                      apply the same concept to the Iraq
                                                                                                                                                                         Andrea Smith
                                                                                                                                                              Classified Advertising, 703-778-9411
To the Editor:                          impossible and it doesn’t work.        scare tactic and in poor taste for     War?                          
  I am really disappointed that            Currently, bow hunters can only     the Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill           Many elected officials publicly               Barbara Parkinson
[the Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill        hunt in Fairfax County on private      Connection.                            proclaim they are against any kind              Employment Advertising
Connection, article “Deer Hunt          property. And I can tell you from                                             of new tax. If these same officials
Planned for Laurel Hill Park”]          experience we hunt new proper-                             Fred Ansick        also claim they support our troops,
would use a picture of a young          ties and after a while we end up                                 Clifton      then let them step up to be                  Editor & Publisher
                                                                                                                                                                       Mary Kimm
button buck and a fawn that can’t                     pushing the deer                                                counted and vote for or against the             703-778-9433
be more than 8-weeks old to stir                                                                                                                    
up the community. That is just
                                                      onto other properties
                                        Letters or into the hunting county     Tax for War                            surtax to pay for the Afghanistan
                                                                                                                      war. To use an old cliché, “Put their            Editor in Chief
poor journalism.                                      parks where              To the Editor:                         money where their mouth is.”                      Steven Mauren
                                                                                                                                                                      Managing Editors
  As a bow hunter and devoted                         is not allowed. We          I understand there is a proposal                                             Steve Hibbard, Michael O’Connell,
sportsman, I can tell you if a doe      manage to take a few, but the “no      being floated in the United States                  Alonza L. Caldwell                  Kemal Kurspahic
walks by with her first year young      hunting” parks allow the popula-       Congress to enact a surtax to pay                            Springfield          Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft,
in tow, they continue to walk. Most     tion to continue to grow while the     for the war in Afghanistan. It is my                                                     Craig Sterbutzel
of the hunters I know are out there     hunters only put a dent into the       opinion and belief that such a tax                                               Geovani Flores, Laurence Foong,
to feed their families or provide       population. Do you know that if a      is a good idea. Our nation would                                                    John Heinly, Wayne Shipp,
meat to the Hunters for the Hun-
gry, not just shot fawns. But more
                                        hunter takes two doe a year, they      then stop putting the cost of the         Write                                            John Smith
                                                                                                                                                                    Production Manager:
                                                                                                                                                                           Jean Card
                                        have taken a potential of up to 100    war on its credit card, primarily
importantly, the reporter and her       deer out of the herd over the next     with China and Japan. We should
                                                                                                                              The Connection welcomes          CIRCULATION: 703-778-9427
feature subject should get their        five years. Do the math, one doe       stop the irresponsible practice of                                                 Circulation Manager:
facts straight or at least under-                                                                                            views on any public issue.                 Ann Oliver
                                        can produce two fawns on aver-         putting a huge financial burden on                 The deadline for all
stand the situation before spout-       age per year. It adds up quickly.      our children and grandchildren.                material is noon Friday.          CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
ing off. In Fairfax County, we have     Without the bow hunters what              The only ones now being asked                Letters must be signed.                    L.L.C.
a major over population of deer.                                                                                             Include home address and                Peter Labovitz
                                        would the population be?               to sacrifice are the men and                home and business numbers.                 President/CEO
Why? Because the only major                I also want to comment on the       women of our armed services who              Letters are routinely edited
predator they have is the automo-       comment made by [the article’s         are being deployed multiple times              for libel, grammar, good                   Mary Kimm
                                                                                                                                                               Publisher/Chief Operating Officer
bile. There are no major wildlife       subject] on reports she has seen       into harms way and their loved              taste and factual errors. Send               703-778-9433
predators for the deer population                                                                                                          to:      
                                        on deer hunts causing deer to run      ones back in the United States.
in Northern Virginia. So the deer       into the middle of the highways.       Most of the citizens of our coun-                 Letters to the Editor                  Jerry Vernon
population continues to grow. The       A barking dog, a child’s scream, a     try are not being asked to sacri-                   The Connection                   Executive Vice President
state of Virginia, like all other 50    jogger running on a trail, a per-      fice at all — they hardly know a                     1606 King St.
states in the U.S., has a legal hunt-                                                                                           Alexandria VA 22314                   Wesley DeBrosse
                                        son stepping into their backyard       war is going on. If the wars we are               Call: 703-778-9416.                     Controller
ing season. And in Fairfax County       and of course the rut (breeding        fighting are important to the se-                       By e-mail:
with a high-density human popu-         season when the males chase the        curity of our country, then all of              Debbie Funk
                                                                                                                                                                       National Sales
lation, firearms are out of the         females) have all caused deer to       us should help carry the burden                                                         703-778-9444
question. So bow hunting is the         go into flight. Some run into the      in some fashion. Since we do not                                     
only logical choice to help control     road. Some get hit by cars, caus-      have a draft, then surely all citi-

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   Send notes to the Connection at                    College Annandale Chorale                                                                                                               iane Shiely Frykman, or call                Holiday Concert. 7 p.m. at St.
703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated
announcements should be submitted at
least two weeks prior to the event.
                                                      Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800
                                                      Backlick Road, Springfield. Gwyneth
                                                      Walker’s Rejoice!, John Rutter’s
                                                      Winchester Te Deum, Z. Randall
                                                                                                                                                                                    D         a Burke painter, will
                                                                                                                                                                                              exhibit her latest se-
                                                                                                                                                                                    ries “re:collection” in Gallery 4
                                                      Stroope’s All My Heart This Night                                                                                             at the Workhouse for the Arts
FRIDAY/DEC. 4                                         Rejoices and more, including a brass                                                                                          in Lorton. The show runs from
Opera Recital: “Amahl and the                         quintet, percussion and piano. Adults                                                                                         Dec. 9- Jan. 10. Open hours are
  Night Visitors.” 8 p.m., at the                     $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
                                                      Students 12-24 $10, under age 12                                                                                              Monday-Saturday, from 11
  Harris Theater, George Mason
  University’s Fairfax campus. Purchase               free.                                                                                                                         a.m.-7 p.m., and Sundays from
  tickets at or at 888-945-      or                                                                                            12-5 p.m. A tea reception will
  2468.                                               703-239-2180.
                                                    The 20th Annual Model Train                                                                                                     take place on Saturday, Dec. 12
                                                      Display. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the                                                                                                from 4-6 p.m. in Building 4.
SATURDAY/DEC. 5                                       Fairfax Station Railroad Museum,                                                                                              The exhibit and reception are
 Welcome the Holidays in Historic                     11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax
                                                      Station. Many different gauge model                                                                                           free and open to the public.
  Clifton. Holiday Horseback Parade
  and Contest, 2-2:30 p.m.; visit shops               trains will be running in the main                                                                                            Frykman is an award-winning
  in Historic Town of Clifton and take                building, caboose and on the                                                                                                  artist, noted particularly for her
  photos with Santa, 2:30-4:30 p.m.;                  grounds. Enjoy hot chocolate and a
                                                      gingerbread man. $5 adults, $1                                                                                                romantic realism oil paintings.
  Town of Clifton Candlelight Homes
  Tour, featuring live music and                      children. 703-425-9225.                                                                                                       She was an art teacher in the
  strolling Dickens Carolers, 4:30-7:30             Opera Recital: “Amahl and the                                                                                                   Fairfax County school system
  p.m.; Caroling, refreshments and                    Night Visitors.” 8 p.m., at the
                                                      Harris Theater, George Mason                                                                                                  where she was given the Art
  Christmas Tree Lighting in Ayre
  Square, 7:30-8 p.m. Tickets before                  University’s Fairfax campus. Purchase                                                                                         Teacher of the Year Recogni-
  Dec. 5: $20 for adults; $5 for                      tickets at or at 888-945-                                                                                         tion. She has a studio in the
  children under 12; after Dec. 5, $25
  for adults; $10 for children under 12.                                                              December Exhibit                                                              Lorton Workhouse for the Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                    where she teaches adults in the
  Purchase tickets at Clifton Café,                 SUNDAY/DEC. 6
  Cottage Art, T&K Treasures and a                                                                                                                                                  Old Master Method of painting.
  Flower Blooms in Clifton; Picket                  Nitzer Ebb, Ego Likeness and
  Fence in Burke and Banner’s in                       more. 8:30 p.m. Jaxx Night                 ‘The Invitation’ by Diane Shiely Frykman
  Centreville. For more, e-mail Jennifer               Club, 6355 Rolling Road,
  Chesley at or                  Springfield. $20 advance, $23 at the
  Lynne Garvey Hodge,                                  door. 703-569-5940 or                               The Annandale Brass Orchestra                 The 20th Annual Model Train                at George Mason University Patriot       573-SEAT. 703-993-3000 or
The Celebration Singers. 4 p.m. at                     Winter Wonderland Concert. 4                 Display. 12-4 p.m. at the Fairfax        Center, 4400 University Drive, 
  Springfield United Methodist Church,                 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst                 Station Railroad Museum, 11200           Fairfax. Event includes Washington     Vegan Cooking Class: Holiday
  7047 Old Keene Mill Road,                            Community and Cultural Center                Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station.   Humane Society Blanket & Towel           Gifts & Entertaining. 10 a.m. at
  Springfield. A costumed and                          Forum, 8333 Little River Turnpike,           Many different gauge model trains        Drive, where individuals are             9302 Hallston Court, Fairfax Station.
  choreographed Christmas show. 703-                   Annandale. Traditional holiday               will be running in the main building,    encouraged to bring new and gently       $50. Chocolate peanut butter cups,
  451-2375 or                                          favorites, a sing-along, and the Chris       caboose and on the grounds. $5           used blankets and towels to the          holiday cookies and more. Pre-                            Johnston Jazz Trio. Adults $10,              adults, $1 children. 703-425-9225.       venue beginning at 3:30 p.m. Tickets     registration required. For more, call
Northern Virginia Chorale and                          seniors and teens $7, children free.       PackPower Tour with Cesar                  $39.50-$150, at                          703-643-2713 or visit
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Local Brother, Sister Race on Ice
Sohn siblings aim to skate                                  “The kids really enjoy [speed skating],” Kristen
                                                         Sohn said. “They’ve really embraced it and we love
for U.S. Olympic Team.                                   it too.”
                                                            Each of the sibling speedsters has his or her own
                                                         reason for enjoying the sport, ranging from compet-
                                By Reed S. Albers        ing in races to the feeling of making tight turns on
                                    The Connection       the ice.
                                                            “I like how the sport challenges me,” said Monica,
                hen United States speed skating su-      an eighth grader at Lake Braddock Secondary School.

W               perstar Apollo Anton Ono takes the
                ice at the Winter Olympics in
                Vancouver this February, two youths
from the Fairfax Station area will be watching and
taking notes on Ono’s skating to help improve their
                                                         “I like the adrenaline rush of being on the ice, racing
                                                         against other people.”
                                                            Her brother Ethan, whom Monica said is the fast-
                                                         est of the two, enjoys the sport’s speed element.
                                                            “I like to have the wind in my face,” Ethan said.
own.                                                     “It’s fun to go really fast.”
  At the Prince William Ice House                                               Although Ethan and Monica en-
on Nov. 23, 9-year-old Ethan and                                             joy the sport, setting up practices
14-year-old Monica Sohn took to        “I want to become a                   and finding ice time at local ice

                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo by Reed S. Albers/The Connection
the ice to practice the skills that                                          rinks can be taxing on their
might help them one day achieve        National and                          mother.
speed skating glory.                                                            “It’s very demanding [to set up
  “I want to become a National         Olympic                               practices],” Kristen Sohn said.
and Olympic champion,” said                                                  “Hockey and figure skating are the
Ethan, a 9-year-old Fairfax Station    champion.”                            two major ice sports and take up
resident and Sangster Elementary                         — Ethan Sohn most of the ice time. It’s a chal-
School student.                                                              lenge to get on the ice at a reason-
  Although it will be some time                                              able time.”
before the youngster has his chance to qualify for          The ice times can vary from after-school sessions
the Olympics, the Sohn family is enjoying partici-       at 4:30 p.m. to late-night skates at 11:30 p.m. to 1
pating in the sport.                                     a.m. The family must also move from ice rink to ice
  “A friend of mine started speed skating and told       rink, one day skating at Prince William Ice House
me about it,” said Kristen Sohn, Monica and Ethan’s      and the next traveling to Ashburn Ice House.
mother. “We looked it up on YouTube and we always           “[Ethan and Monica] want to do the practices,”
enjoyed speed skating during the Olympics. We            Kristen Sohn said. “But it can be hard to get out to       Monica, a student at Lake Braddock Secondary School,
thought we’d give it a try.”                             them or get everyone ready [because of the time and        and Ethan, a student at Sangster Elementary School,
  What started as a small interest in the sport soon                                                                said they both enjoy their time speed skating. ‘I like
ballooned into a full-fledged commitment.                                               See Skating, Page 11        how the sport challenges me,’ Monica said.

Bruins Best Cavaliers, Win Region Title
Lake Braddock holds onto lead during a                                                           stepped up for the Bruins. At the 3:25 mark      the Cavaliers’ point-after attempts.
                                                                                                 of the third quarter, with the Cavaliers driv-      “I guess we just wanted it more,” said
Woodson scoring surge in 27-20 ‘mud bowl.’                                                       ing down the field, senior cornerback Tho-       senior offensive lineman Khamrone Kolb,
                                                                                                 mas Stickford came up with another mo-           who blocked one of the two point-after at-
                      By Reed S. Albers            With the yellow sports drink dripping         mentum-swaying pick.                             tempts. “We pushed them around like they
                          The Connection         down his Bruins football coat, it finally hit      “We knew we needed turnovers if we            were little kids.”
                                                 him: the Bruins are the 2009 Northern Re-       wanted to win,” Stickford said. “All week,          Further adding to the spectacle of the
                                                 gion Division 6 AAA Champs.                     we’d been working on forcing fumbles and         game was the horrid field conditions, which
          ake Braddock head coach Jim              “[The Gatorade] was cold, but it woke         getting interceptions.”                          some spectators called “the Mud Bowl.”

L         Poythress walked slowly toward the
          W.T. Woodson team following Lake
Braddock’s 27-20 victory in the Northern
                                                 me up,” Poythress said. “I was still kind of
                                                 dazed out, and when it hit me it was like,
                                                 ‘Wow, this is what we’ve been working for.’”
                                                                                                    The week’s work was one of the differ-
                                                                                                 ence makers in the game, as the Cavaliers
                                                                                                 had four turnovers in the game, one fumble
                                                                                                                                                  Molasses-thick patches of mud plagued the
                                                                                                                                                  Woodson field, creating problems for both
Region Division 6 AAA football champion-           The fruits of the Bruins’ season-long la-     and three interceptions.                            “We had to be careful because of the
ships on Nov. 28.                                bors were evident just minutes into the con-       “The whole defense stepped up and made        field’s messy conditions,” Mansaray said. “It
   His shoes sunk into Woodson’s muddy,          test.                                           those plays happen,” Poythress said. “Our        was very muddy, slippery and easy for the
war-torn field and his facial expression sug-      After a quick field goal drive to start the   safeties did a great job of making the situa-    ball to come loose. You had to keep your
gested that even with the clock at zero, the     game, the Bruins defense declared its pres-     tions happen and we were able to get the         body over your feet to keep your balance.
shock of winning still hadn’t hit the six-year   ence by forcing a fumble and setting up         turnovers.”                                      But it was kind of fun to play in that.”
Lake Braddock coach.                             another scoring drive capped by running            Despite the turnovers, the Cavaliers’ of-        While the game was billed to be a rematch
   “You wait so long for this. You dream         back Osman Mansaray’s 14-yard touchdown         fense still managed to keep within reach of      of two passing teams who had previously
about being competitive and then to win it,      run.                                            the Bruins, thanks to another strong per-        met on Sept. 11— with Woodson winning
it’s just a special feeling,” he said.             The defense’s domination continued            formance by quarterback Connor Reilly.           43-42 — it was Lake Braddock’s running
   After shaking hands with his opponents,       when defensive back Peres Nubong gave the          Reilly threw for 301 yards, two passing       back Osman Mansaray who played the role
the coach stood near the 40-yard line with       Bruins a formidable 17-0 lead in the sec-       touchdowns and one rushing touchdown.            of game-changer.
a smile on his face. Reality came crashing       ond quarter with a 50-yard interception         His play helped the Cavaliers lead a come-          Mansaray finished the game with 85 yards
down on his shoulders in the form of a           return for a touchdown.                         back attempt, but momentum drastically
Gatorade shower.                                   It wasn’t the only time the defense           changed when the Bruins blocked two of                            See Football, Page 11

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ing season runs from September          welcome contributions from public schools, private schools and
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to Pittsburgh, [Pa.], for our next      For information, call                                                                             Keller Williams Realty • Karen Paris • 571-220-7503
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   The travel has been worth it for                                                                                           Connection Newspaper. For more real estate listings and open houses, visit
the Sohns. Ethan has competed in                                                                                   and click the Real Estate links on the right side.
four competitions and placed in                                                                                                       Call Specific Agents to Confirm Dates & Times.
the top three at three of them.
   “It’s very [nerve-wracking] in                                                                                                                                     Fairfax Station (22039)
competitions,” Ethan said. “But it’s                                                                                        11611 YATES FORD RD ................. $767,500 ..Sun 1-4.......Keller Williams.....Karen Paris......................571-220-7503
exciting at the same time. It’s a lot
of fun to go out and compete and                                                                                                                                               Lorton (22079)
win.”                                                                                                                       8940 HOLLYMEADE DR ................. $744,000 ..Sun 1-4.......Weichert..............Jenny Ko Martin...............703-380-8825
   With both skaters in the infancy                                                                                         6033 CHAPMAN RD.......................$679,000 ..Sun 1-4.......Keller Williams.....Lisa Langlais....................703-967-2675
of their speed skating careers, their
coach Soo Yeon Yeo, who was a                                                                                                                                                 Clifton (20124)
world champion speed skater in                                                                                              7042 BALMORAL FOREST RD........$949,000 ..Sat 12:30-5..RE/MAX...............Zendle Carague ................ 571-213-7331
2004 and 2005, said the Sohns
have what it takes to go to the next                                                                                                               Springfield (22150, 22151, 22152, 22153)
level in skating.                                                                                                           8506 FORRESTER BLVD ................ $239,950 ..Sun 1-4.......Weichert..............Kathleen Quintarelli..........703-862-8808
   “They have the right attitude                                                                                            8319 KINGS RIDGE CT .................. $625,000 ..Sun 1-4.......Long & Foster......Susan Maher....................703-408-5158
and are learning the necessary
skills,” Yeo said. “They have good                                                                                                                    Kingstowne/Alexandria (22310, 22315)
balance and you can see they en-
                                                                                                                            6112 REDWOOD LA.......................$524,425 ..Sun 1-4.......Weichert..............Phil Cefaratti....................703-371-7601
joy the sport. They’re going to be
                                                                                                                            6493 SHARON KAY CT...................$525,000 ..Sun 1-4.......RE/MAX...............Dallison Veach ................. 703-477-7920
very good in the future.”
                                                                                                                            7507 ASHBY LA, #G ...................... $289,500 ..Sun 1-4.......RE/MAX...............Kenneth Ward .................. 703-969-3143

                                                                                                                            5929 WESCOTT HILLS WAY...........$474,900 ..Sun 1-4.......Prudential Carruthers..Susan Elbertson...............703-927-8357
                                                                                                                            6198 WINDHAM HILL RUN............$595,000 ..Sun 1-4.......Coldwell Banker ... Dennis Mahafkey..............703-217-0389

From Page 10                                                                                                                                                              Annandale (22003)
                                                                                                                            4620 CONWELL PL........................$139,000 ..Sun 1-4.......Weichert..............Deb Ingram......................703-380-8966
   rushing and two rushing touch-
downs, including a 47-yard high-
                                                                                                                                                       Fairfax (22030, 22031, 22032, 22033)
light reel rush late in the second
                                                                                                                            3114 PLANTATION PKWY..............$459,000 ..Sun 1-4.......Weichert..............Ron Fowler.......................703-598-0511
                                                                                                                            12106 GREEN LEAF CT, #301.........$264,900 ..Sun 1-4.......Weichert..............Patricia Stack...................703-597-9373
   “It was just a simple counter
                                                                                                                            12924 WHEATLAND RD.................$639,000 ..Sun 1-4.......Long & Foster......Missy Edmondson............703-932-8484
play,” Mansaray said. “It was per-
                                                                                                                            10725 NORMAN AVE.....................$539,000 ..Sun 1-4.......Weichert..............Ron Fowler.......................703-598-0511
fect for their defense. They didn’t
have anyone deep to guard                                                                                                       To add your FREE Realtor Open House listing
against the long run. We executed                                                                                                     in Springfield/Kingstowne, Burke,
the play perfectly.”                                                                                                                     or Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill,
   Lake Braddock will travel to                                                                                                              Contact Steve Hogan at
Battlefield High School in                                                                                                
Haymarket on Dec. 5 to face the                                                                                                      All listings due by Tuesday at noon.
Bobcats in the Virginia AAA State
Semi-finals.                                                                                                Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill Connection ❖ December 3-9, 2009 ❖ 11
  Zone 2: • Burke
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 Internships available in                                                                                    Home Instead Senior Care.
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 Opportunities for students,                                                                      Seeking FT and PT dental assistant for
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                                                                                                                                                            of donors to increase both annual and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Metro Gutter
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                                                                                                         Fax resume to 703/914-5494 or                      capital giving. Must demonstrate a                                                    Clean/Install/Repair
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                                                                                                      call Sharon at 703/914-8989, ext. 107.                track record of building donor relation-                                     • Wood Replace & Wrapping • Pressure Washing
                                                                                                                                                            ships. Required: BA/BS degree; 5-7                                                   • Chimney Sweeping & Repair
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                              Historic             Burke
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PINNACLE SERVICES,
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  Zone 2: • Burke
  • Fairfax • Springfield
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                                                                                                                             Zone 2 Ad Deadline:
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       HANDYMAN                         HANDYMAN                         GUTTER                          HAULING                     HAULING                        21 Announcements                      26 Antiques
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The biggest
                                                                    PINNACLE SERVICES,
                                                                                                  ANGEL’S TRASH HAULING                                                     ABC LICENSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        things are
      RCL HOME REPAIRS                                              • GUTTER CLEANING
                                                                                                   Construction Debris,
                                                                                                                               AL’S HAULING
                                                                                                                               Junk & Rubbish
                                                                                                                                                                      Food Lion, LLC trading as       We consign/pay top $ for
                Handyman Services
                                                                    • SMALL REPAIRS
                                                                    • SCREENING                      Residential, Office        Concrete, furn.,office,
                                                                                                                                                                    Bloom #2778, 7002 Columbia
                                                                                                                                                                     Pike, Annandale, VA 22003.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       antique/semi antique furn.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        including mid century &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        always the
                                                                                                                               yard, construction debris
           Springfld • Burke • Kingstowne                           • POWER
                                                                     WASHING                              & Tree Removal           Low Rates      NOVA
                                                                                                                                                                     The above establishment is
                                                                                                                                                                       applying to the VIRGINIA
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             Light Electrical • Plumbing •                          703-802-0483
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                                                                                                                                                                         DEPARTMENT OF
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        Bathroom Renovation • Ceramic Tile •                          AVAILABLE
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                                                                                                                                  7 DAYS A WEEK
                                                                                                                                                                    CONTROL for a Beer/Wine off
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        clocks, jewelry, costume
                                                                                                                                                                                                       jewelry, etc. Call Schefer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      no competition.
                                                                                                                                                                    ufacture alcoholic beverages.     Antiques @ 703-241-0790.       -William Van Horne
                       703-922-4190                                 IMPROVEMENTS                   IMPROVEMENTS                                                      Richard A James Treasurer
      LIC.              INS.                                                                    IMPROVEMENTS
                                                                                                                                                                    21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements
                                                                     A&S Landscaping
                                                                    • All Concrete work
                                                                    • Retaining Walls • Patios                               HANDYMAN
                                                                                                                             A DIVISION OF NURSE CONSTRUCTION
                                                                    • Decks • Porches (incl.                                 HOME INSPECTION LIST
                                                                      screened) • Erosion &                                  REPAIRS, CERAMIC TILE,
                                                                      Grading Solutions                                      PAINTING, DRYWALL,
                                                                    • French Drains • Sump Pumps                             CARPENTRY, CUSTOM
                                                                    • Driveway Asphalt Sealing                               WOOD REPAIR, LT. PLUMBING &

                                                                       703-863-7465                                          ELECTRICAL, POWER WASHING
                                                                                                                                    Since 1964
  IMPROVEMENTS                       IMPROVEMENTS                                                                             We Accept VISA/MC
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         Finish your basement now!                                        Your Outdoors Is Our Office!                       FALL CLEAN-UP
                                                                                                                                Planting • Mulching • Sodding
    ✦BASEMENTS ✦BATHS ✦KITCHENS                                              • Mowing • Fertilizing • Sod Installation        Patios • Decks • Driveway Sealing,    21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements
          ✦Exterior Wood Rot More!                                  • Yard Cleanup • Garden Bed Maintenance • Mulching             Asphalt • Retaining Walls
                                                                                                                             Erosion Control • Drainage Solutions
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                      No jobs too large or small
                                                                                  • Leaf Cleanup & Removal
                                                                     • Core Aeration & Overseeding • Small Skidsteer Work
            Free est. 37 yrs exp. Licensed, Insured                         • Bush & Small Tree Trimming & Removal
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                                                                           Family owned & operated, licensed & insured
                                                                                                                               •Mulching •Yard Cleaning
                                                                                                                                  •Hauling •Tree Work

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                                                                    J.E.S Services                                           703-863-1086
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                                                                    LANDSCAPE & CONSTRUCTION                                        PAINTING
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                           Since 1998                                •Patios •Walkways                                        PATRIOT
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                                                                      Free Estimates
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         30 YEARS EXPERIENCE • FREE ESTIMATES                                                                                        ROOFING
                                                                                       Toilets, disposals, leaks,
                                                                                        sump pumps, faucets                   Roofing & Siding
                      M. C. Lynch                                                           Lic & Ins 25 yrs exp                      (All Types)
                Home Improvement                                                                                              Soffit & Fascia Wrapping
           Family Owned & Opererated                                                         24 hour service.                        New Gutters
                                                                                                                                  Chimney Crowns
   Rotten Wood, Wind Damage, Trims,                                                        571-263-6405                            Leaks Repaired
   Windows, Doors, Deck, Stairs, Vanity,                                                                                          No job too small
  Basement Framing, Garbage Disposal,
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  Painting, Power Wash, Siding Repairs.
         Licensed, Bonded, Insured
                                                                        ROOFING                          ROOFING               TREE SERVICE
                      703-266-1233                                                                                                ANGEL’S
                                                                                                                              TREE & HEAVY
                                                                                                                             TRASH HAULING
  R.N. CONTRACTORS, INC.                                                                                                        •Clean-up Grounds
                                                                                                                                  •Lot Land Clearing
  Remodeling Homes, Flooring,                                                                                                 703-863-1086
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  Siding, Roofing, Additions &                                      Full Service Roofing Company
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        E-mail: rncontractorsinc@gmail                                                                                         -Dean Acheson                                                                                                                                    Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill Connection ❖ December 3-9, 2009 ❖ 13
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                                                                                                                   Hunt Wins Primary
21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                  101 Computers           101 Computers
                        LEGAL NOTICE
On December 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Community Hall,
12644 Chapel Road, Clifton, Virginia, the Town Council of the    HDI E
                                                                                ASY COMPUTER SOLUTIONS FOR
                                                                               NDIVIDUALS & SMALL BUSINESSES
                                                                                                                   From Page 3
Town of Clifton will hold a public hearing on a lease of Town-   JENNIFER O. SMITH • COMPUTER CONSULTANT
owned property located at 7137 Main Street, Clifton Virginia,    ➣ TRAINING ➣ INSTALLATION ➣ TROUBLE-SHOOTING
                                                                                                                   ing to run out the door and down the
known as the “Pink House” property. The public hearing will
be held pursuant Virginia Code Section 15.2-1800 (disposal of
                                                                 ➣ LET US TAME THAT BEAST FOR YOU                  Centreville High School library. Traffic also

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Julia O’Donoghue/The Connection
public property). The public hearing was authorized at a spe-      Serving the Area Since 1995                     started to back up down Union Mill Road
cial meeting of the Town Council on November 22, 2009. Cop-
ies of the rental criteria are available for public inspection
                                                                     (703) 765-2222                                and onto Route 29 shortly after the polls
at 7150 Main Street, Clifton Virginia.                                                                             opened at 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                     “We had to come twice. We spent two
  29 Misc. for Sale               29 Misc. for Sale              21 Announcements 21 Announcements
                                                                                                                   hours in the car trying to get here the first
                                                                                                                   time, but the backup was so bad that we
  Pre holiday Sale                                                                                                 decided to go back home to listen to
                                                                                                                   Obama’s speech and try again later,” said
   2800 Products • Gift Cards                                                                                      Burke resident Evan Stoyas, who called him-
                                                                                                                   self a independent voter.
               12/5 Noon-4PM                                                                                         Many of those who came out to partici-
              6301 Stevenson Ave.
                Alexandria 22304                                                                                   pate in the primary said they were moti-
                  (Party Room)                                                                                     vated, in part, by concerns about President
           2 Raffles – Please RSVP to                                                                              Barack Obama (D) and the Democratic
                   703-599-1050                                                                                    Party’s majority in the U.S. Congress.
             Cash & Checks Only                                                                                      “I worry about ‘Obamacare.’ I wonder if
                                                                                   the people who voted for Obama knew what
                                                                                                                                                                         Attorney General-elect Ken
                                                                                                                   they were getting. I hope they didn’t. I hope
                                                                                                                                                                         Cuccinelli (R) poses with
                                                                                                                   they are concerned like us,” said Susie
        An expert is someone                                                                                                                                             Westfield High School senior Eric
                                                                                                                   Bentz, who lives in Virginia Run.
    who knows some of the worst                                                                                                                                          Alter. The teenager voted for the
                                                                                                                     The high primary turn out made some
   mistakes that can be made in his                                                                                                                                      first time and turned 18 on the
                                                                                                                   Republicans optimistic about the January
                                                                                                                                                                         day of the Republican Primary for
   subject and how to avoid them.                                                                                  election.
               -Werner Heisenberg                                                                                                                                        the State Senate seat in the 37th
                                                                                                                     “Judging by our incredible turnout to-
                                                                                                                   night, I think Dave Marsden should save his
                                                                                                                   rent money and spend it on something else,”              Marsden, whose Burke house is just out-
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                                                                                                                   said Bedell, referencing the fact that Hunt’s         side the political boundary, has said he is
                                                                                                                   Democratic opponent technically lived out-            currently renting a house in the 37th Dis-
                                    TAX NOTICE                                                                     side of the district until he decided to run          trict and will permanently move if he wins
                                                                                                                   for the Senate seat a few weeks ago.                  the race.
                                  CITY OF FAIRFAX
                                     REAL ESTATE TAX
                                    PAYMENTS ARE DUE
                                                                                                                   Chanukah Celebrations
                                                                                                                   From Page 3                                           history of menorah lighting and a dance
                                                                                                                                                                         group will perform to traditional Jewish
                  Real Estate tax bills have been mailed and are due                                                 the celebration would be hosted solely by           music. Drew could not reveal the other parts
                                           December 7, 2009                                                        Adat Reyim for organizational purposes.               of the ceremony, however, saying that it is
                                                                                                                   However, as soon as next year, Bodner said            an Ohev Yisrael custom to keep the
                                                                                                                   that the congregation hopes to expand and             children’s portion of the event a surprise.
                     LATE PAYMENT PENALTY                                                                          invite other congregations in the area to co-            “It’s usually a surprise, but it’s a small
                                                                                                                                                                         service,” Drew said. “The children get very
                                                                                                                   host the event.
                                                                                                                     “This is the inaugural celebration, so it is        excited. We have all kinds of guests come,
  To avoid a 10% late payment penalty and interest charges, payment                                                just us [hosting the event],” Bodner said.            and the children love to light the candles.
                                                                                                                   “In the future, we hope to work in tandem             It’s very beautiful.”
 in full must be made in person or postmarked by close of business on
                                                                                                                   with other organizations, but it’s our first
                                                                                                                   foray into this kind of thing.”
                                         December 7, 2009                                                            At Ohev Yisrael, located at 8196 Termi-
                                                                                                                   nal Road, an open-door event is taking                    Chanukah Events
                                                                                                                   place, but this year, a surprise is in store                Call Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Vir-
                                                                                                                                                                             ginia at 703-426-1980, Adat Reyim at
                     Taxes may be paid in person Monday – Friday                                                   for the attendees. According to Office Man-               703-569-7577 and Ohev Yisrael at 703-
                                8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.                                                             ager Marinell Drew, the event, which is                   550-0855 for more information on private
                                                                                                                   slated for Sunday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at the               and public Chanukah events.
                       Treasurer’s Office, Room 234, City Hall                                                     congregation, includes lectures about the

                                            IMPORTANT                                                                           Military Notes
                                                                                                                          Ashley A. Gum graduated from the Army            Air Force Airman 1st Class Jarrell M.
                          Even if you do not receive a bill,                                                           ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader      Jackson has deployed overseas in support of
                                                                                                                       Development and Assessment Course, also           Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Free-
                 you are responsible for paying real estate taxes by                                                   known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort       dom. Jackson, a radio combat communicator
                 December 7, 2009 to avoid late payment penalties                                                      Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The cadet is a student       with one year of military service, is normally
                                                                                                                       at George Mason University, Fairfax. She is the   assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Charles-
                                                                                                                       daughter of John D. and Teresa P. Gum of          ton Air Force Base, S.C. He is the son of
              For Additional Information, please call 703-385-7904                                                     Tanyard Lane, Lorton. The cadet is a 2004         Thomas and Montrell Jackson of Edgemar
                                                                                                                       graduate of Hayfield Secondary School.            Woods Court, Lorton.

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       ting it ready for the market is critical. If you                            Carol G. Ford, REALTOR                                                             hardwood floors                                                              on a wooded
                                                                                                                                                                      through-out.                                                                 paradise, 6+
        are planning to purchase, being prepared,                                  GRI, ABR, Member REBAC                                                             Granite counters                                                             acres. 4 BRs, 3
      Learning about the market and having financ-                                     Real Estate Buyer’s Agent                                                      grace the large                                                              1/2 Baths,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Updated Kitchen w/Granite Counters, Center Island,
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     Manassas                                         $499,900       Mason Neck                                     $475,000                               Burke                                                                         as a walk out recreation
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     foyer, formal living & dining, large family room w/gas fire-    fect for building the home of your dreams. Utility lines   overlooking one of Burke Centre’s ponds. Updated eat-in                                                  ment. Two car garage
     place, sunroom & gourmet kitchen with granite. Huge mas-        are already in place. Property is ready for a dock.        kitchen and baths. Wood floors. Raised hearth brick fireplace in                                         parking and convenient
     ter suite w/luxury bath & walk-in closets. Large walk-out       Fantastic view of Massey Creek & Belmont Bay with          family room. 3 finished levels. Updated windows, siding & roof.                                          to Metro, Crystal City,
     lower level is ready to be finished the way you’d like!         access to the Potomac River.                                                Richard 703-503-4035                                                                    and Reagan Airport.

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