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Opinion 6 ❖ Entertainment, Page 810 ❖ Sports, Page 16 ❖ Classifieds, Page 17
James Madison High School
senior Stephanie Chung will
perform in Generations of
Music gala at Westwood
Country Club on Sunday,
April 3, in honor of
Maestro Carl J. Bianchi.
News, Page 8
Tysons Metrorail:
How to
Get There?
News, Page 5
50,000 Meals
For the Hungry
U.S. Postage
March 30-April 5, 2011
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News, Page 3
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Vienna/Oakton Connection Editor Kemal Kurspahic
703-778-9414 or [email protected]
Photos by Donna Manz/The Connection
VPC’s Stop Hunger Now
volunteers ‘Greenmile’
Louis Crandell, Nicole
Abdullah and John Morgan.
Photos by
Donna Manz/
The Connection
Third-grader Daniel
Velvel recreated a spectacle within his colosseum walls. No animals
were harmed in the
making of the recreation.
Volunteers Package 50,000
Meals for the Hungry
Vienna Presbyterian
Church partners with
Stop Hunger Now.
By Donna Manz
The Connection
pproximately 250 volunteers showed up
at Vienna Presbyterian Church [VPC] in
the morning on March 26 to help package 50,000 meals for the hungry around
the world. In partnership with Stop Hunger Now,
church members lined up assembly-line style to
scoop, seal and box. Each benchmark of 1,000 meals
drew cheers from the volunteers.
“When I learned about it, I was like, oh, 50,000
meals,” said Oakton High School junior Nicole
Abdullah who served as funnel bag-holder and rice
scooper. “I thought it was a big thing, an awesome
“I’m glad I’m doing it.”
Into each weight-controlled bag went rice, soy pro-
tein, vegetables and a vitamin pack. Each bag made
six nutritionally-complete meals. The bags were
sealed mechanically to ensure sanitary distribution.
“We are trying to inspire a larger degree of dedication to missions,” said Sue Hamblen, VPC interim
Director of Missions. “More than just funding, but
time and talent, too.”
VPC, said Hamblen, outreaches to the community
in many ways, from financial and material support
to human support. The church will be notified in
mid-April where their packaged meals are going to.
VOLUNTEER “Greenmile” Louis Crandell, who
lugged huge bags of rice to scooping bins, is a testament to the outreach support that VPC provides to
the community. A few years ago, Greenmile was living outdoors in the woods surrounding Fairfax Circle
when VPC people reached out to him, getting him
food, clothing and shelter. An untreated medical
condition left him blind in one eye but VPC’s support got Greenmile to medical care to save the other
eye. Then-Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerry Connolly intervened on his behalf to dis
Little Swiss girl, Zoe
Nimmo, is a
kindergartener who likes
Swiss fromage – cheese –
and Swiss chocolat (no
translation necessary).
Zoe’s dad is from Frenchspeaking Switzerland.
Vienna Elementary
Travels around the World
lassrooms were filled
with icons of nations
from around the
world, students performed in
an international exposition of
music and narrative, and parents made sure there were
plenty of treats for the families
attending Vienna Elementary
School [VES] International
Night on March 10.
“It teaches them about the
world and about their classmates’ cultures,” said VES Assistant
Carmichael. Parents and their
youngsters toured the schoolwide event.
See Partnership, Page 9
Students were issued passports, which were stamped as
they answered questions in
each classroom. A filled-in passport entitled the holder to
sweets and savories, made by
VES parents, in the cafeteria.
Displayed on walls throughout
the school were flags and global artwork created by students. Each grade level was
dedicated to a different topic or
perspective, from reproductions
of the Roman coliseum to
games of other lands.
The VES Jammers, with African and Irish accents, peppered
the international show. The
drummers have performed at
many Vienna events. The PTA
Foreign Language & Cultural
See International,
Page 14
About 250
showed up
on Saturday
morning at
Church to
meals on
behalf of
Stop Hunger
Fourth-grader Gabi
Burgin wears traditional
Russian dress. Her mom
is Russian. Gabi, who
speaks Russian, says
Russia has good food.
Flags of the world are
behind Gabi.
Principal Jeanette Black
and Assistant Principal
John Carmichael at a
display of Roman shields.
Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 30 - April 5, 2011 ❖ 3
The Kilmer Middle School Team will represent Virginia in the 27th Annual National Science Olympiad Tournament on May 18-21, 2011 at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kilmer Middle Students Win
Science Olympiad State Tournament
Kilmer Middle School students from Great
Falls, Vienna and McLean won first Place in
Division B at the Virginia Science Olympiad
State Tournament held on March 26 at
Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va.
The team’s members scored an upset over
top-seeded public and private schools. The
program, in only its second year at Kilmer,
required students’ mastery of 23 technology, engineering and science categories such
as anatomy, ornithology, meteorology,
chemistry and fossils, among others.
The Kilmer Middle School Team will now
move forward to represent Virginia in the
27th Annual National Science Olympiad
Tournament held on May 18-21, 2011 at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This
is the largest scholastic competition of science and technology in North America
which will bring 7,000 students, educators
and parents to Madison and feature some
of the brightest minds in science and engineering at the high school and middle
school levels.
7th and 8th grade team members:
Pranav Balan, Edi Danalache, Jordan
Ganley, Alexis Gillmore, Jaisohn Kim, Chris
Liu, Aly Luckett, Alex Nelson, David
Noursi, Vikram Sardana, Nathaniel Taylor,
Arthur Tisseront, Sasha Trubetskoy, Nate
Vollbrecht, Andrew Zhao and student alternate Ryan Gottwald.
The Kilmer Science Olympiad program is
headed by the following parents: Gabriela
Danalache, Samia Noursi and Julie Kim.
For more information about Science
Olympiad, check out www.Soinc.org.
School Notes
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Taylor Wilk was named to the Fall 2010
Dean’s List at the Darla Moore School of
Business at The University of South Carolina in Columbia S.C. Taylor is a 2010
graduate of Langley High School and a resident of Vienna.
Vienna residents Patrick Roddy and
Joseph Curley have been named to the
fall 2010 dean’s list at the Villanova School
of Business of Villanova, Pa.
Matthew Callahan of Vienna has been
named to the fall 2010 president’s honor
roll at the University of Florida. Callahan is
a freshman majoring in civil engineering.
Thomas Minkler of Oakton has earned
two academic scholarships from Ohio
Wesleyan University and been accepted into
the university’s honors program after participating in Ohio Wesleyan’s Schubert Honors Scholarships competition. Minkler is a
senior at Landon School.
4 ❖ Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 30 - April 5, 2011
John Freeman, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert B. Freeman of Vienna presented
“Beowulf: An Epic of Christian Censorship”
at at Virginia Military Institute’s fourth annual Poetry Symposium. Laura Resetar,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James G. Resetar
of Fairfax Station, presented an original
Michelle LoRusso, a rising senior at
Oakton High School has been selected to
represent Virginia as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2011 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George
Mason University. LoRusso was chosen
based on academic accomplishments and a
demonstrated interest and excellence in
journalism and media studies.
Jenna A. King of Oakton has been
named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at Boston
University of Boston, Mass.
Joseph Facenda of Vienna has been
named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College’s
Roy H. Park School of Communications. He
is the son of Joseph and Mindy Facenda.
The Westbriar Elementary School cafeteria was filled with residents
concerned about accessibility options to the new Silver Line Metrorail
stations and Tysons redevelopment. Bus routes and increased traffic
through residential neighborhoods were looming topics at the March 24
public meeting.
FCDOT TMSAMS project manager Kris Morley-Nikfar in front of an easyto-read map of Tysons Corner Silver Line Metrorail stations.
Tysons Metrorail: How to Get There?
Photos by Donna Manz/The Connection
With no parking lots,
residents want answers
about accessibility.
By Donna Manz
The Connection
ith no parking lots planned
at the new Tysons Corner
Silver Line Metro stations,
the looming concerns facing
residents who showed up at a Tysons transportation public meeting were, “how do we
get to Metro safely” and “why will buses
go through residential neighborhoods.”
The March 24 Tysons Metrorail Station Access Management Study [TMSAMS] meeting, held at Westbriar Elementary School,
was the last of four scheduled public meetings designed to solicit comments and suggestions for transportation accessibility to
the new Silver Line stations. Nearly 70 residents showed up to hear Fairfax County Department of Transportation [FCDOT]
TMSAMS Project Manager Kirs MorleyNikfar lead the meeting and to answer citizens’ questions.
TMSAMS is a partnership of the Fairfax
County Department of Transportation and
the TMSAMS Advisory Group. The
Dranesville, Hunter Mill and Providence
Districts fall in the study area and are represented on the advisory group. TMSAMS
is inviting the public to help prioritize accessibility options to Tysons, including bus
routes, bike lanes and pedestrian walkways,
within the three-mile radius from the center of Tysons Corner. TMSAMS came with
detailed maps set up on easels but each map
bore so many legends that representatives
were repeatedly asked to explain them.
Every guest was given a survey to fill out
Dan Mulville, president of the
Northeast Vienna Citizens Association [NEVCA] asks TMSAMS to
consider safe bicycle access and
pedestrian walkways along Rt. 123
to Tysons Corner. Bob McCahill,
seated, a NEVCA homeowner, said
dedicated bike lanes and paths are
the future of Tysons.
and corresponding hand-outs that detailed
suggested Silver Line Metrorail accessibility improvements. After the general presentation by Morley-Nikfar, attendees were
broken down into focus groups moderated
by a facilitator.
“I’d like this group to consider well-lit
pedestrian and bicycle access to Tysons
along Rt. 123,” said Dan Mulville, president
of the Northeast Vienna Citizens Association [NEVCA]. “We need bicycle access with
striping along the roadway and shuttle
Country Club Drive resident Fred
Khamissi points to a map showing
proposed bus routes through
residential neighborhoods to
Tysons Corner.
buses along 123. To be safe access, it has
to be well-lit.” Mulville wondered if the
parking lots of Vienna businesses would
turn into satellite parking for Metrorail.
ONE RESIDENT questioned the judgment
of putting buses on Old Courthouse Road
and down Creek Crossing Road, an area that
is home to elementary school walkers and
swim club members who walk or bike to
the swim club. Current proposed plans
embrace Old Courthouse Road to Creek
Crossing, passing Fairway Drive and Country Club Drive, both of which house singlefamily homes with young children living in
those houses.
Creek Crossing narrows to two thin lanes
as it approaches Beulah Road. Another resi-
dent recommended sending buses down
East Street, avoiding Creek Crossing.
Country Club Drive homeowners Fred
and Luci Khamissi came to the meeting with
a recent article suggesting Walmart plans
on building a store off Rt. 7 where the Hummer salesroom once was. Fred Khamissi
expressed dislike for having a “big box”
store behind his community.
Walmart, Tysons redevelopment and the
traffic generated by Tysons disturb the
Khamisses who bought into Country Club
Drive, near Creek Crossing, four years ago.
“We moved into a quiet little neighborhood,” said Luci Khamissi. “It’s changed
forever and now we’re caught up in the
middle of a traffic nightmare.
“When you bring buses into existing
neighborhoods, it changes the character.”
Fred Khamissi was adamant about the
damage he sees being done to neighborhoods outside the urban boundary of the
new Tysons. “They’re sacrificing our lives
and our quality of life for developers.”
Many of the questions posed had no ready
answers. A speaker from the audience
asked what percentage of Silver Line Metro
users were expected to be bicycle riders.
County planners had no data on that readily
available at the meeting. Another attendee
asked how neighborhoods applied for “permit parking only.” Cathy Hudgins, Hunter
Mill District Supervisor, was on-hand to respond to that question, describing the process.
“Permit parking can be inconvenient for
a neighborhood,” said Hudgins. Noting that
get-togethers in which guests come in cars
would present a parking problem, Hudgins
added some advice later. “Don’t apply for
restricted parking until you have determined you really need it.”
Wolf Trap National Park showed up on a
See Metrorail, Page 14
Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 30 - April 5, 2011 ❖ 5
In Praise of Workforce Housing
County needs more
affordable housing of
all varieties.
ing workforce housing and this project in particular “fuel for the growth of our technology
and other businesses.” These workers often
cannot, at the beginning of their careers, afford to live in Fairfax County.
“Opportunities to live close to where they
work helps employees reduce commute time
fter a recent vote to approve 270 and improve their quality of life. And that
apartments that would be rented to translates into a business advantage,” said
families with a variety of income Douglas Koelemay of Science Applications Inlevels, the three members who voted ternational Corporation (SAIC).
against it — John Cook (R-Braddock), Michael
More than 70,000 households in Fairfax
Frey (R-Sully) and Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) County have income of less than $50,000 per
— called the project “subsidized luxury hous- year, less than half the area median income
ing” which would compete with the private for a family of four, $102,700, according to
the 2008 US Census Bureau’s American ComFairfax County desperately needs a mix of munity Survey,
More than 26,000 households in Fairfax
affordable housing. The county offers a wide
variety of options, from tiny efficiency apart- County have income of less than $25,000 per
ments for a single person that can cost less than year.
$400 a month including utilities, to
Think about it for a minute. If you’re
reading the Connection in newsprint,
three-bedroom apartments that cost
Editorials chances are that your household has
$1,100 a month for families of four or
more who could earn $100,000 a year.
But there is not nearly enough such housing
available. There are more than12,000 families
or individuals languishing on a waiting list that
Don’t miss your only opportunity to comment
could take three years or more. Some families locally in Northern Virginia on newly drawn
are waiting in homeless shelters.
state district lines for Virginia Senate, House
This isn’t a case of wanting to spread the of Delegates and U.S. Congress. The public
wealth around. This is a serious economic de- hearing is Saturday, April 2, 10:30 a.m. at the
velopment issue.
Fairfax County Government Center, Board of
“Businesses today are seeking young creative Supervisors Auditorium.
professionals with state-of-the-art technology
Or travel to Loudoun, the only other Northskills,” said Gerald Gordon, of the Fairfax ern Virginia hearing, on Thursday, March 31,
County Economic Development Authority, call- 7:30 p.m. in the Loudoun County Board Room,
annual income of more than $200,000 a year.
How can any family survive on less than
$25,000 here?
Fairfax County has the largest number of
renters with what is described as “worst case
housing” in Virginia: More than 12,000 Fairfax
County renter households pay more than 50
percent of their income for housing costs, have
incomplete plumbing facilities and/or live in
severe overcrowding.
Fairfax County is smart to take underused
county-owned property, like the land around
Government Center and other “surplus” property to help create more opportunities to expand lower cost rental apartments.
The biggest boom in the county will come in
the next few years in Tysons Corner, where the
county must engage every creative mechanism
to boost housing opportunities for every income of Tysons worker.
— Mary Kimm,
[email protected]
Redistricting Maps To Be Released Just after Presstime
New districts are on a fast track to approval
in time for summer primary elections.
For more, see http://www.vpap.org/updates/redistricting,
— Mary Kimm,
[email protected]
Letters to the Editor
Lazy Thinking
To the Editor:
When the governor vetoed last
week the proposed physical education requirement for our
schools, my first thought was “laziness.”
Not the physical laziness from
students failing to get the daily
activity. Rather, it was the intellectual laziness that arises from smart
people blindly adopting statements from our educational establishment when those statements
are contrary to fact.
The backdrop for this issue is the
rapid increase in childhood obesity that now impacts one-third of
all schoolchildren. Our children
are heavier than at any time in
U.S. history. By every objective
measure, they engage in less
physical activity.
The bill passed by the General
Assembly requires at least 150
minutes of weekly physical activity from kindergarten through
eighth grade. To provide time for
implementation, the law’s effect
was delayed until 2015.
Rather than embracing this
modest use of our public schools
to promote healthy living, the proposal was assailed by critics in the
educational establishment. Normally, I defer to the leadership of
the school system on curriculum
issues. Not this time. In fact, these
criticisms suffer from inconsistency if not hypocrisy.
CRITICISM #1: The law is an
“unfunded mandate” which will
cost millions to implement.
RESPONSE: Nonsense. Every
school in Virginia has open space
and recreational facilities. Nearly
all in Fairfax County have full-size
gyms. (This is not the simpler era
of my youth with P.E. class in the
cafeteria). In other words, the
public’s money has already been
spent. Let’s use these facilities!
CRITICISM #2: The law will
take away from classroom instruction time.
RESPONSE: That misses the
whole point. Quite simply, seven
hours of class time is more effective if it includes at least 30 minutes of physical activity. Again,
daily physical education was a
staple in our schools up until 10
years ago. And the U.S. still produced more Nobel Prize winners
than any other country.
CRITICISM #3: Physical education should be taught by parents,
not the schools.
RESPONSE: This is a remarkable
comment, when you consider that
state law mandates the teaching of
“family life education,” otherwise
known as sex education, in school.
Is encouraging exercise less important than teaching kids about sex?
In summary, the need for better
fitness is crucial in today’s children. But it’s been forgotten as
schools focus on boutique academic offerings. Today’s educational elite would rather invest
money in “Mandarin for
kindergarteners,” rather than oldfashioned sports and exercise.
But our kids need movement
every day. Sitting at a desk all day
makes for a round student, not a
well-rounded one.
Therefore, the legislature should
over-ride the governor’s veto and
put some muscle back into the
school day.
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Activities reported by the Vienna
police department through March 25.
300 Block Maple Ave., East. March
16, 5:51 a.m. In the early morning
hours Officer Vazquez observed a
trash truck servicing dumpsters in
violation of Town Code 10-20.1.
After a brief investigation he issued a
42-year-old male of Buckus Lane in
Manassas a summons for the
violation. He was released after
signing the summons.
300 Block Westview Court, N.E.
March 17, 11:01 p.m. A concerned
citizen called to report that a
husband and wife were arguing
inside their home. PFC Simon and
Sergeant Elias responded to the
home and made contact with the
husband and the wife. Visible signs of
injury were apparent on the
husband’s face. The wife was arrested
for Domestic Assault and transported
to the Fairfax County Adult
Detention Center.
Maple Ave. at Pleasant St., S.W.
March 18, 10:29 p.m. MPO Lose
conducted a traffic stop. Upon his
interaction with the driver he
observed signs of possible
impairment. After attempting to
complete several field sobriety tests
41-year-old male of Buckeye Lane in
Fairfax was arrested for Driving
While Intoxicated. He was then
transported to Vienna Police
Headquarters for analysis of his
breath. He was unable to provide an
adequate breath sample for analysis
and was then transported to the
Fairfax County Adult Detention
Center. While there he was afforded
the opportunity to provide a blood
sample in lieu of a breath sample. He
refused to provide a blood sample
and was therefore charged with
Driving While Intoxicated and
Refusal to Submit to a Blood or
Breath Test.
Maple Ave. at Beulah Road, N.E.
March 19, 12:21 a.m. Sergeant
Taylor conducted a traffic stop. Upon
his interaction with the driver he
detected the presence of suspected
alcohol and suspected marijuana.
After completing several field
sobriety tests the driver, a 19-yearold male of Stone Ridge Lane in
Vienna was issued summonses for
Underage Possession of Alcohol and
Possession of Marijuana. He was
released after signing the summonses
and another individual came to pick
him up and take him home.
Beulah Road at Maple Ave., N.E.
March 19, 4:17 a.m. Sergeant Taylor
conducted a traffic stop. Upon his
interaction with the vehicle’s
occupants he detected the presence
of suspected marijuana and alcohol.
The driver completed several field
sobriety tests to the satisfaction of
Sergeant Taylor. After additional
investigation a passenger in the
vehicle, a 25-year-old male of
Gambril Drive in Manassas was
arrested for Possession of Marijuana
with the Intent to Distribute. He was
transported to the Fairfax County
Adult Detention Center.
Beulah Road at Maple Ave., N.E.
March 20, 10:11 p.m. Officer
Vazquez conducted a traffic stop.
Upon his interaction with the driver
he observed signs of possible
impairment. After attempting to
complete several field sobriety tests a
23-year-old male of Critton Circle in
Woodbridge was arrested for Driving
While Intoxicated. He was then
transported to Vienna Police
Headquarters for analysis of his
breath. After the analysis he was
transported to the Fairfax County
Adult Detention Center.
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Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 30 - April 5, 2011 ❖ 7
Honoring Maestro Bianchi
Former band director at Madison High School is
recognized for 20 years of conducting with
American Youth Symphonic Orchestra.
The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is the flagship
The Connection
orchestra of four separate enuring Carl J. Bianchi’s
sembles - the String Ensemble,
long tenure as music
Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, and Philharmonic Orchesteacher and orchestra
director at James
tra - under the umbrella of the
Madison High School, Bianchi was
American Youth Philharmonic Orrespected and held in high regard
chestras. Each is led by its own
by students and peers. When he
conductor, some of whom have
retired from Madison in 1997, he
performed with the National Symwas named Teacher of the Year at
phony Orchestra.
Now in its 46th season, AYPO
that school. In the 20 years that
was originally named the Northhe has conducted the American
Youth Symphonic Orchestra
ern Virginia Youth Symphony. The
[AYSO], he has garnered similar
organization offers competitive
accolades from students and partraining and performance opporents of the AYPO.
tunities for youth aged 7 to 21.
On Sunday, April 3, at Westwood
Last year, more than 400 students
Country Club, AYPO honors Mae- Langley High School sopho- auditioned for the orchestras and
400 of those were selected.
stro Bianchi’s contribution to more Laura Grems will
Isabel Gross, a George C.
young musicians in classical train- perform in Generations of
ing at a fundraiser gala. The mae- Music gala at Westwood
Marshall High School student
stro is in his thirteenth year as the Country Club on Sunday,
from Vienna, has played violin
director of Virginia’s Ambassadors April 3, in honor of Maesince the day after her fifth birthstro Carl J. Bianchi.
of Music to Europe, as well.
day. Now a sophomore, Gross
plays with the symphonic orches“We get to play great music,”
said symphonic orchestra member Stephanie Chung, tra as a sixth grader. “I get to play with the best
a clarinet player from Vienna. “And Mr. Bianchi is a musicians I’ll ever meet.
great conductor.”
“One of the wonderful things of playing in AYPO
Chung, a James Madison High School senior, is in is that we play a lot of repertoire,” said Gross. “Not
her first year with AYPO. She said she joined AYPO just hard notes but making good music out of it.”
to play music she would not have had to play otherLangley senior Andrew Workman of McLean was
put into contact with Bianchi by Workman’s private
“AYPO is a full orchestra and they don’t have that music teacher. Bianchi was looking for tenor tromin my school,” Chung said.
bone players and Workman auditioned. “It’s great
to be able to play with musicians better than I am,”
THE GENERATIONS OF MUSIC gala features mu- Workman said. For Workman, who plans on consic provided by AYPO ensembles, from string to per- tinuing to play music during college, playing with
cussion, dinner and recognition for Bianchi. Pro- AYPO is a great musical learning experience.
ceeds benefit AYPO programs and its scholarship
Langley sophomore Laura Grems of Vienna said
she loves music and thought participating in AYPO
“He is a very popular conductor,” said AYPO Board would serve her well.
member and gala chair, Karen Sweet, whose daugh“It’s really a good experience to play such famous
ter Andrea plays in the concert orchestra. “He is very orchestral pieces and it exposes me to a lot of good
engaging with the students and it is portrayed in their
See Honoring, Page 14
By Donna Manz
8 ❖ Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 30 - April 5, 2011
Photo courtesy of 1st Stage
Maestro Carl J. Bianchi
conducts the American
Youth Symphonic Orchestra
in February 2011.
Leigh Patton and Lucas Beck in the 1st Stage production of ‘The Glass Menagerie.’
‘The Glass Menagerie’
of Their Own
By David Siegel
The Connection
ith a clarity illuminated by glowing
candlelight, 1st
Stage found a way to make the
oft produced “The Glass Menagerie” its own. Under director
Dawn McAndrew’s quiet touch,
Tennessee Williams’ 1944
“memory” play of family illusions and “truth” finds its mark.
With deliberate pacing and delicate modest staging, the audience settles in at eye-contact
distance as the characters unburden their secrets.
This “Glass Menagerie” is accomplished without unneeded
theatrical trickery. The haunting lingering cadence of Tennessee Williams’ words are the
key component. His words are
lifted upwards and then float
about by the heat of real
candles’ glow. The final vexing
“good bye” then pierces the
heart of the audience.
The storyline is about a family led by an overbearing
Mother; a woman of faded
beauty abandoned by a now
invisible husband living a life at
“long distance.” The family consists of a shy daughter with a
limp that makes her feel unattractive and a son Tom. Tom
narrates the play from a distance in time, looking back at
himself as the son in the very
midst of the family turbulence.
The time is just before World
War II and sometime after.
Lucas Beck as son Tom is the
centerpiece propelling this production. Cut-off and disconnected from himself from his
always at hand Mother, he seeks
escape. With genuine mannerisms of annoyance emphasizing
his aching words Beck gives the
production its dreamy quality.
His naturalistic delivery, without bombast is exceedingly
Elizabeth Pierotti as the
Mother deserves special kudos
for her performance; she took
on the roll only in the past
week. With an almost worn delivery, she used her expressive
features to bring subtle behavior in view as she fluttered
about the stage reminding her
children of her past life as a
“Southern Belle.”
Leigh Patton as daughter
Laura is at first almost invisible
on stage; pitifully unadorned,
playing with the ends of her hair.
She grows into someone with
deeper layers as the production
progresses. David Winkler is
Jim, Laura’s Gentleman Caller.
In his moments late in Act 2, he
provides a sweet sensitivity as he
tries to help Laura see her inner
and outer beauty.
There is an accomplished sentimentality to the set design by
Jim Alexander with tiny glass
figurines out front, an empty
picture frame of the invisible
husband and many shadows.
Magical flickering candles that
illuminate at the end are a fitting, lovely touch.
The Glass Menagerie
Where and When: 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean. March
25-April 17, 2011. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 & 8 p.m. and Sunday at
2 and 7 p.m.Tickets: $15-$25. Call 703-854-1856 or visit:
Partnership against Hunger
From Page 3
by VPC, had set up tables to recruit volunteers for their own
groups. Some, like Alternative
House, serve Northern Virginia
youth in its Vienna base. Others,
such as the Community Coalition
for Haiti, collect hygiene kits, vegetable seeds and stuffed toys for
Photos by Donna Manz/The Connection
cover that Greenmile’s benefits
had been cut off after the homeless man’s identity had been stolen by someone living in North
Carolina. Greenmile said he owes
a lot of gratitude to the church,
Mrs. Lee particularly, and
“Whatever they ask me to do, I’ll
do,” said Greenmile. “If they need
me, I’m here.
“I’m thinking how blessed I am.
“This church has helped me so
Young children, teens, and
adults of all age ranges bustled in
the church’s social hall. Young
teens set up a bake sale to benefit
a community Five Talents program
in Alexandria.
Sue Hamblen of Vienna,
interim Director of Missions, Vienna Presbyterian
Emma Morris sold Easterdecorated cupcakes to
benefit a Five Talents
program in Alexandria.
The March 26 effort was VPC’s
first venture of its kind and
Hamblen was happy with the turnout and productivity of the volunteers. Hamblen said VPC is looking for wider reach next year, possibly partnering with other
churches and Stop Hunger Now to
produce 1,000,000 meals for distribution to the world’s hungry.
“I’ve been trying to put some-
thing like this together myself for
a while,” said volunteer John Morgan of Oakton. “This is important
because there’s so many hungry
people and it’s hard to get donations for hunger.” Morgan, a VPC
member, also volunteers with the
Community Coalition for Haiti.
“I’ve seen these packages distributed in Haiti and the children
there get to eat a nutritious meal.”
Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 30 - April 5, 2011 ❖ 9
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Will Thompson (Grade 11), Madelyn Paquette (10),
Nancy Pruett (9), Elliot Duffy (12), Harold Lee (10),
Erin Ginnerty (11), Reaa Chadha (11) and Jennifer
Rose (9) in McLean High School’s production of ‘Into
the Woods.’
McLean High Presents ‘Into the Woods’
McLean High School Theater and
Choral Departments present the
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
classic “Into the Woods.” The play
opened on Broadway in 1987 and won
three Tony Awards that season. Since
then, the show went on a national tour
in 1988, went through a London revival in 1998, and had a Broadway
revival in 2002. Directors Amy Poe
and Linda Martin lead the award winning theater and choral departments
in presenting this dark, clever musical.
“Into the Woods” is a fusion of four
well known Brothers Grimm fairy
tales: Little Red Riding Hood, Jack
and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and
Cinderella. Their stories are tied together with the addition of a Baker
and his wife. The characters find
themselves, traveling together, into
the woods in search of one thing, but
end up on a journey of self-discovery.
The production is directed by the
school’s new theater instructor Amy
Poe. In just this first year, Poe has
already made her mark in the high
school theater scene—McLean’s entry
in the VHSL One-Act Play Competition, the student-written production
“Kurdt” captured first place in the
Liberty District contest. Linda Martin,
MHS’ long-time choral director, has
brought the department renown with
a number of distinguished awards.
“Into the Woods” runs April 7
through 9 at McLean High School’s
Burke Theater, 1633 Davidson Rd. in
McLean. Tickets are $10. For more information regarding the show and
[email protected]
Burn The Ballroom, Safety Word
Orange and Turtle Recall. 7:30
p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave.
E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.
John McCutcheon. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap
Foundation for the Performing Arts,
1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Folk singer/
songwriter.$20. www.wolftrap.org.
The Virginia Opera: Puccini’s
“Madama Butterfly.” 8 p.m. at
George Mason University Center For
The Arts Concert Hall, 4400
University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98.
888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.
“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee
Williams. 8 p.m. 1st Stage Theater,
1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean. $15$25. 703-854-1856 or
The Guggenheim Grotto and Galen
Curry at 7 p.m., and Mista Hyde,
Shux, Twizm and Nooky Beats at
10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple
Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.
Meadowlark Amphibian Hike. 7
p.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens,
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court,
Vienna. Lakes provide a good habitat
for frogs and toads to lay eggs. Join a
naturalist on a walk to see which
amphibians are active at Meadowlark.
Free. Reserve at 703-255-3631.
“The Shadow Box.” 7:30 p.m. James
Lee Community Center, 2855
Annandale Road, Fall Church. The
Providence Players of Fairfax,
directed by Barbara Gertzog. One day
in the life of three families, each with
a family member living with terminal
illness. $18 adults, $15 seniors and
youth. [email protected] or
Langley High School and Saxon
Stage present “2011 Student
Directed One-Act Plays.” 7 p.m.
Langley High School, 6520
Georgetown Pike, McLean. A
sampling of one-act plays, directed by
LHS theatre students. “Finding the
Sun” by Edward Albee, “Bang, Bang
You’re Dead” by William
Mastrosimone, “Self-Defence Against
Fresh Fruit” by Monty Python, and
five original works. $5.
www.saxonstage.com or [email protected]
2011 Season Opening Day. 10 a.m.4:30 p.m. Claude Moore Colonial
Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Old
Georgetown Pike, McLean. Open
Wednesday-Sunday through midDecember. GateHouse gift shop also
open. $3 adults, $2 children and
senior citizens. Group visits welcome.
Farm memberships available.
Roger McGuinn. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap
Foundation for the Performing Arts,
1624 Trap Road, Vienna. The former
front man of the Byrds. $27.
“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee
Williams. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 1st Stage
Theater, 1524 Spring Hill Road,
McLean. $15-$25. 703-854-1856 or
Willy Porter at 7 p.m., and “Far from
the Moon” Featuring: Raphael
Bhatti, Alex Flynn, Ryan Linde
and Shelby Neal at 10 p.m.
Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E.,
Vienna. jamminjava.com.
Patrick Henry Library Spring Book
Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Patrick Henry
Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna.
Books, CDs and movies. 703-9380405.
Friends of the Library Book Sale.
10 ❖ Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 30 - April 5, 2011
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit
Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike,
Falls Church. Large selection of books
and media.
[email protected] or
Cravin’ Dogs 25th Anniversary
Celebration with The Michael
Clem Trio. 7:30 p.m. Wolf Trap
Foundation for the Performing Arts,
1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Folk/rootsrock. $16. www.wolftrap.org.
Tea And Chocolate Tasting. 1 p.m.
Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run
Road, Great Falls. Learn about the
main growing regions and botanical
aspects of the tea plant and cacao tree
and how they were introduced to
America. $25, reserve by March 30 at
parktakes or 703-759-2771.
Tour of the Atrium Gardens. 10 a.m.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750
Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna.
Horticulturist Tammy Burke leads a
tour of the Atrium’s White Garden.
The Yellow & Purple Garden and the
Peach Garden will also be featured.
$5, reservations required at 703-2553631.
Colvin Run Community Dance. 9
p.m. Colvin Run Community Hall,
10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls.
Live music by The Family. Waltz
lesson at 8 p.m. Lesson $5, dance
$12. 703-795-2003 or website at
“The Shadow Box.” 7:30 p.m. James
Lee Community Center, 2855
Annandale Road, Fall Church. The
Providence Players of Fairfax,
directed by Barbara Gertzog. One day
in the life of three families, each with
a family member living with terminal
illness. $18 adults, $15 seniors and
youth. [email protected] or
“Cinderella: The World’s Favorite
Fairy Tale.” 3 p.m. Alden Theatre,
McLean Community Center, 1234
Ingleside Ave., McLean. A retelling of
the Cinderella story featuring the
legends of Plum Blossom (China),
Vasilisa (Russia) and Broken Wing
(Native America). Ages 6 and up. $10,
$8 residents. www.mcleancenter.org.
Cravin’ Dogs and The Michael
Clem Trio. 7:30 p.m. Wolf Trap
Foundation for the Performing Arts,
1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Folk music.
$16. www.wolftrap.org.
The Virginia Opera: Puccini’s
“Madama Butterfly.” 2:30 p.m. at
George Mason University Center For
The Arts Concert Hall, 4400
University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98.
888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.
“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee
Williams. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 1st Stage
Theater, 1524 Spring Hill Road,
McLean. $15-$25. 703-854-1856 or
American Youth Philharmonic
Orchestra. 6 p.m. Westwood
Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. East,
Vienna. A celebration for Maestro
Bianchi with dinner and live music.
All proceeds benefit AYPO programs
and the Scholarship Fund.
www.aypo.org or 703-994-9585.
Patrick Henry Library Spring Book
Sale. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Patrick Henry
Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna.
Fill-a-Bag with books for $5. Books,
CDs and movies. 703-938-0405.
Language Tour Day. Meadowlark
Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark
Gardens Court, Vienna. Tour
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens with a
guide fluent in Spanish at 2 p.m.,
French at 2:30 p.m., Russian at 3 p.m.
and Korean at 3:30 p.m. Free. Reserve
Capitol Wind Symphony Concert. 2
p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124
Park St. N.E., Vienna. Conducted by
George Etheridge. Bach’s Prelude,
Chorale and Fugue, Appermont’s
Colors for Trombone with soloist Ken
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“The River Runs By,” acrylic collage by Jan Burns. “Textured Paintings,” an exhibit of abstract works by featured
artist Jan Burns, will be displayed at the Vienna Arts
Society Gallery, 513 Maple Ave., W. in Vienna through May
1. Gallery hours are Tuesday- Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
703-319-3971 or www.ViennaArtsSociety.org.
Wolff, Ticheli’s Agnels in the
Architecture and more. $10 adults, $5
children and students.
[email protected]
“The Shadow Box.” 2 p.m. James Lee
Community Center, 2855 Annandale
Road, Fall Church. The Providence
Players of Fairfax, directed by Barbara
Gertzog. One day in the life of three
families, each with a family member
living with terminal illness. $18
adults, $15 seniors and youth.
[email protected] or 703425-6782.
Collective Change Benefit Concert
featuring: Pretend and Release
and Talk Like They’re Famous. 7
p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave.
E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.
“Cinderella: The World’s Favorite
Fairy Tale.” 3 p.m. Alden Theatre,
McLean Community Center, 1234
Ingleside Ave., McLean. A retelling of
the Cinderella story featuring the
legends of Plum Blossom (China),
Vasilisa (Russia) and Broken Wing
(Native America). Ages 6 and up. $10,
$8 residents. www.mcleancenter.org.
directed by Barbara Gertzog. One day
in the life of three families, each with
a family member living with terminal
illness. $18 adults, $15 seniors and
youth. [email protected] or
“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee
Williams. 8 p.m. 1st Stage Theater,
1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean. $15$25. 703-854-1856 or
William Fitzsimmons and Slow
Runner. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227
Maple Ave. E., Vienna.
Neil Wilcox-Cook, Charlie Belt and Lily Roth in
Marshall High Theater’s production of Oscar Wilde’s
‘The Importance of Being Earnest.’
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Ezra Furman & The Harpoons,
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The Fine Art of Organizing. 7 p.m.
McLean Project for the Arts, 1234
Ingleside Ave., McLean. Professional
organizer Kim Mihalik will sharing
tips and discuss the importance of
color, texture and composition in
creating organized spaces.
Refreshments and a short talk about
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Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E.,
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Basic Birding Course: Lecture and
Field Trip. 7 p.m. Great Falls
Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike Great
Falls. Basic birding techniques. $20,
free if you join ASNV for $15. 703438-6008 or [email protected]
“The Shadow Box.” 7:30 p.m. James
Lee Community Center, 2855
Annandale Road, Fall Church. The
Providence Players of Fairfax,
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Home Sales
In February 2011, 53 homes sold between $1,902,000-$152,000
in the Vienna and Oakton area.
This week’s list represents those homes sold in the $685,000-$152,000 range.
For the complete list, visit www.ConnectionNewspapers.com
Address ................................ BR FB HB . Postal City .. Sold Price
8225 IDYLWOOD RD .................... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ....... VIENNA ......... $685,000
1003 FAIRWAY DR ........................ 4 ... 3 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $660,000
2904 YOUNG DR .......................... 4 ... 2 ... 1 ...... OAKTON ........ $650,000
8435 HUNT VALLEY DR ................ 3 ... 2 ... 1 ....... VIENNA ......... $645,000
10166 CASTLEWOOD LN ............. 3 ... 3 ... 1 ...... OAKTON ........ $625,000
2000 BARKHAM LN ...................... 4 ... 2 ... 1 ....... VIENNA ......... $608,000
2507 EASIE ST .............................. 4 ... 3 ... 0 ...... OAKTON ........ $605,000
118 ELMAR DR SE ........................ 5 ... 3 ... 1 ....... VIENNA ......... $600,000
9800 OLEANDER AVE ................... 4 ... 2 ... 1 ....... VIENNA ......... $600,000
1824 ABBOTSFORD DR E ............. 4 ... 3 ... 1 ....... VIENNA ......... $591,000
1722 ASOLEADO LN ..................... 5 ... 3 ... 1 ....... VIENNA ......... $580,000
8014 MERRY OAKS LN ................. 3 ... 2 ... 2 ....... VIENNA ......... $560,000
11829 WAPLES MILL RD .............. 3 ... 3 ... 1 ...... OAKTON ........ $530,000
2110 ELUNA CT ............................ 3 ... 3 ... 1 ....... VIENNA ......... $530,000
12102 TOREADOR LN .................. 4 ... 3 ... 0 ...... OAKTON ........ $510,000
309 CHARLES ST SE ..................... 4 ... 3 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $485,000
600 KINGSLEY RD ........................ 3 ... 2 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $475,000
2625 OCCIDENTAL DR ................. 4 ... 3 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $475,000
608 MEADOW LN SW ................... 3 ... 2 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $462,000
2308 WHEYSTONE CT ................. 3 ... 2 ... 2 ....... VIENNA ......... $439,350
2713 SHAWN LEIGH DR ............... 3 ... 2 ... 2 ....... VIENNA ......... $430,000
9620 MARYWOOD RD W ............. 3 ... 1 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $420,000
609 ORRIN ST .............................. 2 ... 1 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $415,000
123 BATTLE ST SW ....................... 4 ... 3 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $409,000
8229 GOLDSTREAM CT ................ 3 ... 2 ... 1 ....... VIENNA ......... $403,000
9203 DELLWOOD DR .................... 4 ... 2 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $395,000
711 KINGSLEY RD SW .................. 3 ... 2 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $385,420
512 KINGSLEY RD ........................ 3 ... 3 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $380,000
10338 GRANITE CREEK LN .......... 3 ... 2 ... 2 ...... OAKTON ........ $374,900
538 LINCOLN ST NW ................... 4 ... 2 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $328,200
2765 CENTERBORO DR #464 ..... 2 ... 2 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $300,000
100 CHURCH ST #202A ............... 1 ... 1 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $212,000
2791 CENTERBORO DR #485 ..... 1 ... 1 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $209,900
10216 BUSHMAN DR #223 ......... 2 ... 2 ... 0 ...... OAKTON ........ $198,000
2726 GALLOWS RD #102 ............ 0 ... 1 ... 0 ....... VIENNA ......... $152,000
Type ........ Lot AC ........................ Subdivision
Detached ....... 0.68 ......... DUNN LORING GARDENS
Detached ....... 0.29 ................ WESTWOOD MANOR
Detached ....... 1.16 ............................... TIMBERTON
Detached ....... 0.28 ............... WESTWOOD ESTATES
Townhouse .... 0.05 .................... WYANT PROPERTY
Detached ....... 0.27 ........................ TYSONS VALLEY
Detached ....... 0.51 ................ PERZEL MARIE PROP
Detached ....... 0.32 ................. AUFFENBURG JOHN
Detached ....... 0.19 ..................... EDGELEA WOODS
Detached ....... 0.46 ................................... WAVERLY
Detached ....... 0.48 ............................... SUN VALLEY
Townhouse .... 0.04 ...................... HAHN PROPERTY
Detached ....... 0.56 .......................... PENDERWOOD
Townhouse .... 0.04 ............ COURTHOUSE STATION
Detached ....... 0.48 ................. VALEWOOD MANOR
Detached ....... 0.23 .............. EAST VIENNA WOODS
Detached ....... 0.34 ........................ VIENNA WOODS
Detached ....... 0.24 ............ DUNN LORING WOODS
Detached ....... 0.24 ........................ VIENNA WOODS
Townhouse .... 0.05 ............................. WHEYSTONE
Townhouse .... 0.06 ...................... COUNTRY CREEK
Detached ....... 0.65 ......................................... NONE
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1929 Beulah Road.................$1,349,900..Sun 1-4...Marie Gallagher....Weichert..................703-795-5458
2620 Lemontree Lane...........$644,000.....Sun 1-4...Barbara Voorheis..Weichert..................703-938-6070
9204 Bois Ave.......................$545,000.....Sun 1-4...Larry Lessin.........Homes by Owner.....301-356-6104
2019 Spring Branch Dr.........$1,174,000..Sun 1-5...Ann Romer...........Weichert..................703-597-4280
10431 Lawyers Rd................$899,900.....Sun 1-4...Irene Schiffman....Weichert..................703-593-7848
9705 Meadowmere Dr .......... $1,250,000..Sun 1-4...Casey Samson......Samson Properties..703-508-2535
10306 Greenwood Pl ............ $890,000.....Sun 1-4...Bobbee Cardillo....Coldwell Banker ..... 703-598-5534
1008 Eaton Dr.......................$1,545,000..Sun 1-4...Jane Price ............Weichert .................703-628-0470
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13441 Muirkirk Lane.............$499,900.....Sun 1-4...Bernie Kagan........Samson Properties..703-216-0985
13120 Rounding Run Circle..Call Realtor..Sun 1-4...Bernie Kagan........Samson Properties..703-216-0985
12308 Myterra Way...............$569,900.....Sun 1-4...Clark Smith...........RE/MAX...................703-626-6445
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Deadline is Friday.
Bruce Green, regional vice
president of Weichert, Realtors announced that the McLean/
Old Dominion office was recognized for outstanding results and
industry success in 2010. In 2010,
the McLean/Old Dominion office,
managed by Steve Gaskins, led the
region for new homes dollar volume, sales and resales. The region
consists of offices throughout Virginia. The Weichert’s McLean/Old
Dominion office can be reached at
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21925 Gullane Way...............$539,900.....Sun 1-4...Olga Aste..............Century 21..............703-624-4199
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12 ❖ Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 30 - April 5, 2011
Army Pfc. Eric Z. Reynolds, a
2007 graduate of Oakton High
School, has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training
at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is
the son of James and Susan Reynolds
of Oakton.
Michael Thompson, of Vienna
is among 10 James Madison University students that trained for three
days with Special Forces soldiers at
Fort Bragg, N.C., as part of the Army
ROTC Ranger Group.
Army 2nd Lt. Roman A.
Terehoff has graduated from the
Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course
at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is
the son of Alex G. and Irina P.
Terehoff of Borge St., Oakton, Va.
Terehoff graduated in 2001 from
Oakton High School, and received a
bachelor’s degree in 2008 from
George Mason University.
ion Drive.
Harper McDaniel, associate
broker with the CENTURY 21 New
Millennium McLean office recently
earned the CENTURY 21®
System’s CENTURION Producer,
President’s and Quality Service
Pinnacle Awards again this year
following her 2010 sales success.
“Harper is a leader and innovator in delivering powerful home
buying and selling choices to her
clients because she knows the
community she serves,” said Todd
Hetherington, CEO and co-owner
of CENTURY 21 New Millennium.
Harper McDaniel has more than
10 years of experience in the real
Jennifer E. Fulco has graduated
from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer
Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course
at Fort Knox, Ky. Fulco is a student at
George Mason University, and a 2007
graduate of James Madison High School.
She is the daughter of Bruce R. and Judy
A. Fulco of Podium Drive, Vienna.
Jerard M. Paden has graduated
from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer
Training Corps) Leader Development
and Assessment Course, also known as
“Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort
Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. Paden is a student at Norwich University, Northfield,
Vt., and is the grandson of Eleanor Clark
of Carrhill Road, Vienna.
Air Force Airman Kimberly J.
Werman graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of
Frank Werman of Silverstone Court in
Oakton, and sister of Kyle Werman of
Plum Run Court in Fairfax. Werman is
a 2005 graduate of James Madison High
Air Force Airman Kristen N.
Farmer graduated from basic military
estate industry.
President’s and Quality Service
Pinnacle Producer status is a great
milestone in my professional career and with a continued effort
and focus on my clients, I hope to
continue on this path of success,”
said Harper, associate broker with
CENTURY 21 New Millennium.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in McLean has
announced its sales associates who
have earned the company’s International President’s awards. The
winners include - Individual
Achievements: President’s Club Linda Knowles and Sue Jin Song.
training at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas. She is the
daughter of Robert Farmer of
Gosnell Road, Vienna, and Michelle
Farmer of Fairview Heights, Ill.
Army National Guard Pfc.
Nathaniel A. Rausch has graduated from the Infantryman One
Station Unit Training at Fort
Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry
Training and Advanced Individual
Training. He is the son of Charlotte
Rausch of New Providence Drive,
Falls Church, and brother of Craig
Johnson of Westwood Drive, Vienna.
Rausch graduated in 2004 from
James Madison High School, and
received an associate degree in 2007
from Jefferson County Community
College, Louisville, Ky.
Army Pvt. Tyler I. Borens has
graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
He is the son of Brooke Trentacosta
of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Jason
Borens of English Garden Court, Oak
Hill. Borens is a 2008 graduate of
Oakton High School.
Crime Report
From Page 7
300 Block Maple Ave., N.E.
March 19, 12:40 a.m. MPO Shaw
responded for a commercial
intrusion alarm. Upon his arrival
he found an unsecured door. An
interior search of the building
yielded nothing unusual and a
responsible party was notified of
the event.
100 Block Church St., N.W.
March 18 between 6-10 p.m. A
store owner reported that during
the listed times unknown subjects
drove a vehicle over a border
chain and damaged it.
200 Block Park Terrace Court,
S.E. March 22 between 10:30
a.m.-4:15 p.m. The property
manager reported that during the
listed times unknown subjects
broke a steel gate.
Outback Steakhouse, 315
Maple Ave., S.E. March 24,
5:46 p.m. A subject that had
applied for a job returned to
check on his status. He learned
that he was being denied
employment and left the
restaurant. A short time later an
individual well known to police
returned on the applicant’s behalf
and began berating the manager.
He then left the area. The warrant
obtainment procedure was
explained to the manager for
prosecution purposes.
400 Block Orchard St., N.W.
March 18, 6:42 a.m. A woman
reported that her boyfriend and
she were verbally arguing all
night. The woman further stated
that the boyfriend took a vehicle
owned by both of them in the
morning. Officer Myers explained
that neither issue was a criminal
300 Block Orchard St., N.W.
March 20, 9:15 p.m. A citizen
advised that an unwanted male
was on her property and he was
“acting up”. The complainant
wanted the man to leave her
property. The individual complied
with Officer Vazquez’s request
and left.
100 Block Patrick St., S.E. March
23, 4:23 p.m. A maintenance
worker found a handgun
magazine containing ammunition
while working on an air
conditioning unit. The items were
collected by MPO Shaver and
placed into storage.
900 Block Maple Ave., East.
March 18, 8:06 a.m. A citizen
reported that there was an injured
deer that was still in the roadway.
MPO Shaver responded and
euthanized the gravely ill deer
using his service weapon. The
deer was then collected by Town
of Vienna Public Works
600 Block Hine St., S.E. March
18, 5:45 p.m. A citizen reported
that while she and her son were
out walking their dog a neighbor’s
dog ran up to them and became
Giant Food, 359 Maple Ave.,
East. March 19, 4:27 p.m. An
alert employee reported that two
individuals were attempting to
pass counterfeit pieces of
currency. The subjects attempted
to leave the area but were
stopped by MPO Shaver as he
conducted a traffic stop. Further
investigation revealed several
pieces of counterfeit U.S.
Currency. Additionally, many
items purchased using suspected
counterfeit currency were
recovered from the vehicle. The
United States Secret Service was
Erling Francis Rosholdt, 92, of Vienna, Dies
Erling Francis Rosholdt, 92, a
resident of Vienna for 42 years,
died March 21, 2011, at Fairfax
Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Janette B. Rosholdt, father
of Cynthia Jones (Cindy), Erling
D. Rosholdt (Skip), Karen
Hamilton and Irene Ling; the
brother of Janet R. Davis (deceased). He was the grandfather
of Lara Jones, Debby Koonce, William N. Hamilton (Neal), Megan
Ling, Stacy Hamilton, Kyle
Hamilton and Rebecca Ling; and
the great-grandfather of Adam and
Jason Koonce. Erling was born
March 17, 1919, in Brooklyn, N.Y.,
the son of Erling C. Rosholdt and
Ida (Stulz) Rosholdt.
Erling married his sweetheart,
Janette Berkon, in 1945. They met
on a double date with his friend,
Ralph Berkon, Janette’s brother.
One of their favorite pastimes was
After earning a degree in chemical engineering from New York
University, Erling began his first
career with Westinghouse Electric
Corporation in Pennsylvania. He
worked in the chemical laboratory,
materials engineering department,
and as chief chemist in the transformer division. When World War
II began, Westinghouse received a
contract to build the first all-electric torpedo. Erling was so instrumental in developing this torpedo
that he was deferred three times
by the U.S. government from entering the military so he could help
his country at home.
His next job move was to the
Hamilton Standard Propeller Division of United Aircraft Corporation in Glastonbury, Conn. From
there he moved to Alexandria, Va.
as one of the first 35 employees of
Atlantic Research Corporation.
Then he switched to developing
solid propellants for use in rockets by the Navy and the Air Force.
He received an MEA (Master of
Engineering Administration) from
George Washington University.
He began his second career as a
logistics engineer at George Washington University, and later at Value
Engineering and CACI. During this
time in his life, he was able to see
some of the world on business trips
to Holland, England, and later to
Israel to help the Israeli Air Force.
His last employer was Sperry Corporation (later Unisys). He retired
in 1988, when, as he put it, “after
practically fifty years working, I figured that was long enough.”
Erling was a founding member
of SOLE (Society of Logistics Engineers) and served as its fifth International President. He also belonged to the Optimist Club of
Vienna for over 20 years. He had
a great love of reading and gave
back to his community as a volunteer with the Vienna Library for
several years.
Erling is remembered as a true
gentleman who was devoted to his
family. He was quick to smile, and
everyone he met felt that they had
made a friend. He had a meek
diligence and a generous spirit.
The family requests that any
donations made to honor his
memory be to the Firefighter’s
Fund of Fairfax County; PO Box
401, Fairfax, VA 22038; 703-7584496.
Children’s Art on Display
McLean Project for the Arts hosts 30th Annual Youth
Art Show at the Mclean Community Center.
By Christy Steele
The Connection
nthony Brock, an artist
who teaches classes
and leads tours for the
McLean Project for the
Arts, has been part of the organization for nearly eight years. His
mother, Gerry Brock, was the director of McLean Project for the
Arts when the first Annual Youth
Art Show took place.
“The idea when it started 30
years ago was to include the area
kids,” says Anthony Brock. “There
is so much more focus on art education now, so a big focus of our
organization is to have young
people come in and get introduced
to arts from an early age.”
The MPA is currently hosting the
30th Annual Youth Art Show at the
McLean Community Center. Students from eight elementary
schools contributed artwork to the
show and gathered at the space on
March 13 for a reception.
Each year the teachers gather
their students’ artwork and hang
it in the gallery for the show. “It’s
Photo by Christy Steele/The Connection
police to report two individuals that
were soliciting patrons in the
parking lot area for vehicle repair
work. MPO Evans located the
individuals working on a vehicle
and began investigating. He
ultimately charged a 22-year-old
male of Branch Road in
Annandale, and a 19-year-old
male of Park St. in Hollywood,
Fla. for Soliciting Without a
License. Both men were issued
summonses for the violation and
released after signing them.
800 Block Meadow Lane, S.W.
March 22, 5:41 p.m. A citizen
reported finding a dog at large.
MPO Sheeran responded and
located the animal’s owner. The
dog was then transported back to
its home. The dog’s owner, a 47year-old female of Olympian
Circle in Vienna, was issued a
summons for Allowing a Dog to
Run at Large.
300 Block Maple Ave., S.E.
March 24, 5:05 a.m. Sergeant
Taylor was surveilling the area for
trash trucks servicing dumpsters
before 7 a.m. in violation of Town
Code 10-20.1. At 5:05 a.m. he
observed a trash truck begin
servicing a dumpster. After a brief
investigation he issued a 35-yearold male of Summerland Drive in
Herndon a summons for the
violation. He was released after
signing the summons.
300 Block Maple Ave., S.E.
March 24, 5:18 a.m. Sergeant
Taylor was surveilling the area for
trash trucks servicing dumpsters
before 7 a.m. in violation of Town
Code 10-20.1. At 5:18 a.m. he
observed a trash truck begin
servicing a dumpster. After a brief
investigation he issued a 29-yearold male of Gable Ridge Turnpike
in Woodbridge a summons for the
violation. He was released after
signing the summons.
500 Block Maple Ave., S.E.
March 24, 5:33 p.m. A concerned
citizen called to report an
apparently intoxicated female that
was attempting to drive away
from a convenience store.
Arriving officers found the
described vehicle stopped in a
nearby parking lot. After a brief
investigation a 46-year-old female
of Washington Place in Reston
was arrested for Drunk in Public.
She was transported to the Fairfax
County Adult Detention Center.
300 Block Maple Ave., N.W.
March 24, 9:39 p.m. MPO Lose
conducted a traffic stop. Upon his
interaction with the occupants of
the vehicle he detected the
presence of suspected marijuana.
After a brief investigation the
suspected marijuana was
discovered in the possession of
the passenger. MPO Lose issued
the driver a summons for
Disregarding a Red Traffic Signal.
He then charged the passenger,
an 18-year-old male of Lake
Central Drive in Centreville, with
Possession of Marijuana and
released him on a summons.
entangled with their dog. The
mother was bitten on the hand
while attempting to separate the
animals. The offending dog was
placed under a 10-day quarantine.
Westgate Elementary school art teacher, Amy Wierenga,
with her student, Ye-Eun (Sarah) Kim.
wonderful for the students to have
a real gallery space to showcase
their artwork,” says Carolyn
GoreAshe, an art teacher at Spring
Hill Elementary School. To parents, she said: “There are many
careers that your child might become interested in and actually
make a living doing as we have
made a living doing this. Don’t be
afraid if your child wants to pur-
sue the arts, don’t fear it, it is a
wonderful thing and it is part of
our humanity. We are human and
we love to make things with our
Her words reflect the purpose of
the event itself: to celebrate the
artistic abilities of young community members and support their
artistic growth.
Student artwork included paint
Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 30 - April 5, 2011 ❖ 13
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Metrorail Access Discussed
From Page 5
map of potential satellite parking lots, which
grabbed the attention of Dan Vavonese, president of
the Shouse Village homeowners’ association. “I’m
not clear on the park-and-rides,” said Vavonese.
“Towlston Road can’t take that kind of traffic.”
Vavonese examined the maps on the hand-outs.
“I’m concerned about the future bike paths,” said
Vavonese. “Where’s the bike lanes on Rt. 7 that will
connect Towlston Road to Tysons?”
SURVEY RESULTS and input from these four public meetings and 20 other stakeholder meetings will
be presented to the advisory group in July 2011 when
the findings will be discussed.
Mulville feels that well-lit designed access to
Metrorail would make walking and biking more convenient particularly for residents of North East
“We hope they provide safe access in a meaningful
way,” said Mulville. “We need bike racks as much as
we need bike lanes.”
To learn more about proposed improvements to
accessibility options and to complete an online survey
prioritizing them, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/
International Night Celebrated
From Page 3
“Me and My Mom”
To honor Mom on Mother’s Day, send us your favorite snapshots of you with your
Mom and The Connection will publish them in our Mother’s Day issue. Be sure to
include some information about what’s going on in the photo, plus your name and
phone number and town of residence. To e-mail digital photos, send to:
[email protected]
Or to mail photo prints, send to:
The Vienna/Oakton Connection, “Me and My Mom Photo Gallery,”
1606 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Photo prints will be returned to you if you include a stamped, self-addressed envelope,
but please don’t send us anything irreplaceable.
Arts committee and the PTA
Multicultural committee augmented the classroom exercises
and programs.
Daniel Velvel’s mom made the
clothing worn by the gladiators in
her son’s colosseum. The
structure’s walls were made of
foam bricks and looked age-worn.
“It was broken by stone robbers
and earthquakes,” said Daniel, a
third-grader. When Daniel and his
family visited Rome, Daniel liked
looking at the colosseum.
Gabi Burgin, a fourth-grader,
wore Russian dress. Gabi’s mom
is Russian and the youngster
speaks her mother’s native language. “They have good food,”
said Gabi of Russian culture.
Kindergartener Zoe Nimmo wore
the traditional dress of Frenchspeaking Switzerland where her
father came from. Zoe likes Swiss
cheese and Swiss chocolate.
Ben Eggleston’s grandfather is
Indian and in his grandfather’s
honor Ben wore traditional Indian
dress. What Ben really likes is the
flag of India, tri-colored and centered with a wheel and spokes.
Ben described the significance of
the wheel and spokes.
“Life is always moving on,” Ben
—Donna Manz
Honoring Maestro Bianchi
From Page 8
music,” said Grems, a percussionist under Bianchi.
THE PHILHARMONIC has represented Virginia
students through performances at prominent performance venues in the United States and abroad.
The American Youth Philharmonic is the Youth Orchestra in Residence at George Mason University
Center for the Arts.
AYPO offers a mentoring program to students,
Music Buddies. AYPO student members provide eight
months of free, weekly private music instruction to
disadvantaged middle school and elementary school
“It’s definitely intense, definitely a lot of work, but
extremely rewarding,” said Gross. “I might come
home exhausted after a two and a half-hour practice
but I know I’ve done a lot of work toward making
beautiful music.”
The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras host
“20 Years of Maestro Bianchi, Generations of Music
Gala,” on Sunday, April 3, beginning at 6 p.m.,
Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. East.
Schedule of events: 6 p.m. cash bar; 7 p.m. dinner;
8:30 p.m. presentations. Music by AYPO ensembles
throughout evening.
Tickets are priced at $100 per person, $85 for
students and alumni, and $950 for a table of ten
For more information on the gala and the youth
orchestras, see www.aypo.org
Faith Notes
Faith Notes are for announcements and
events in the faith community. Send to
[email protected]
Deadline is Friday.
Epiphany United Methodist
Church, 1014 Country Club Drive in
Vienna, is hosting a six week Marriage
Enrichment Class on Sundays at 9:45
a.m. through April 10. Free. RSVP required.
[email protected]
The Adult Choir of Epiphany
United Methodist Church, 1014
Country Club Drive in Vienna, is presenting an Easter Cantata on Sunday,
April 17 at 11 a.m. 703-938-3494 or
[email protected]
Antioch Christian Church, 1860
Beulah Road in Vienna, has announced
several events for April. Contact the
14 ❖ Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 30 - April 5, 2011
*Youth Sunday. April 3 at 11 a.m.
Youth will lead the comunion service,
greeting time and music. Becca Toser
will be the youth guest speaker.
*Palm Sunday: a Celebration of
Praise. April 17 at 11 a.m. Praise the
Lord by offering a prayer, giving a testimony, providing special music or
doing a religious reading.
*Passover Seder Meal. Thursday,
April 21 at 6:30 p.m. A way for Christians to celebrate common ancestry with
Jewish families around the Passover
supper. Call to reserve.
*Good Friday Service. Friday, April 22
at 7:30 p.m. at the church. The day of
solitude where Christians reflect upon
the death of Jesus.
*Easter Sunrise and Celebration Service. Sunday, April 24. Easter Sunrise
Service at 7 a.m. in the “Groves” next to
the Antioch Christian Church. Guitar
music, an inspirational message and
prayer for one another. Bring Lawn
chairs and breakfast food. At 11 a.m. the
church will host the “Celebration Easter
Service” with special music by the Chancel Choir.
Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road in
McLean, will hold a Faith and Public
Policy Breakfast on Saturday, April 2 at
8:30 a.m., on “Being Presbyterian in a
Post-Denominational Age: Can the PC
(USA) Survive?” With speaker Cynthia
Bolbach, Moderator, Presbyterian
Church (USA), a lawyer and an elder at
First Presbyterian Church in Arlington.
Surveys have shown that even active
church people are much less loyal to the
denominations of their childhood than
in the past, and why does the PC (USA)
seem to be faring relatively poorly in the
“marketplace” for denominational participation. Free and open to the public.
Delegate Barbara Comstock (R34) presented the McLean Youth
Orchestra and the Chiba Youth
Orchestra with copies of a
House Joint Resolution that she
co-sponsored with Delegate
James Scott (D-53) commending
the McLean Youth Orchestra for
its cultural and artistic exchange with the Chiba Youth
Orchestra. Back Row: Chairman
of the Board of Trustees of the
McLean Orchestra and the
McLean Youth Orchestra Wayne
Winston Sharp, Del. Comstock,
Dr. Deborah Volker, Conductor,
Pauline Anderson, Director of
the McLean Youth Orchestra,
Chairman of the Chiba Youth
Orchestra Yoko Kase and CoFounder of the exchange program, Mr. Fumio Ogawa.
Photo by Deb Cobb/The Connection
Sounds of Friendship
McLean Youth Orchestra hosts Japanese musicians.
he McLean Youth Orchestra hosted an in
ternational exchange concert on Sunday,
March 27, at the Oakcrest School. Ten
members of the Chiba Youth Orchestra
have come to McLean to perform with the McLean
Youth Orchestra. This is the ninth exchange since
the collaboration between the youth orchestras began in 1997.
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Vienna/Oakton Connection Sports Editor Rich Sanders
703-224-3031 or [email protected]
Sports Roundup
Warhawks overcome 7-0
first half deficit in
season-opener contest.
n a hotly contested game in near-freezing conditions, the Madison High girls’ lacrosse team
stormed back from an early deficit to post a
13-11 win over the Langley High Saxons in a
crucial early season Liberty District contest played
last Friday night, March 25 at Langley.
The Lady Saxons jumped all over the Warhawks in
the early going, bursting to a 7-0 lead within 10 minutes of the first half. Winning numerous draws, the
Saxons executed their settled offense to perfection,
scoring with seeming ease. Two goals apiece from
senior co-captain Torrie Zarella and sophomores
Haley Soutter and Rachel Wagner, along with an early
penalty shot from junior Margo Swomley, had Langley confident in the early going.
But the Warhawks, seemingly shaking off their firstgame jitters, began to chip away at the Saxons’ lead.
Led by standout senior Allison Hahn, the Warhawks
gathered themselves and began winning their share
of the draws and playing more aggressively. Hahn
broke the ice with a tough goal at the 13:35 mark,
and, following a penalty goal by Rachel Wagner that
made it 8-1, the rest of the half was all Warhawks.
Hahn would tally twice more in the first half, with
goals as well from Molly Webb and two by Megan
Bisson. They scored twice in the last 90 seconds and
the Saxons were left clinging to an 8-6 lead as the
halftime horn blew.
THE SECOND HALF opened with another burst of
Saxon offense, as they took the first six draws. Soutter
found the goal and Swomley and senior co-captain
Nicole Burkart scored off penalty shots to make it
11-6 Langley. But this would prove the high water
mark for the Saxons, and the last 20 minutes of the
game belonged to the Warhawks. Saxon goalie Long
staved off the swarm with two clutch saves, the second on a point-blank penalty, but at 16:55 Hahn
found the net again, sophomore Carly Frederick
scored at 14 minutes, and the Warhawks kept coming.
Freshman Alex Condon brought the ‘Hawks within
two and then Mellissa Kellan tallied twice to even
the score. With 5:05 left, Frederick scored again and
the Warhawks took the lead for the first time. Hahn
fittingly applied the coup de grace, finding the net
with 2:38 left, and the Warhawks easily burned clock
to close the contest.
The Saxon starters faltered and the motion offense
failed to tally after their good second half start of six
consecutive draw controls. The Saxons had nine turnovers in the second half, three of which led to
Warhawk goals. Adding to Langley’s troubles were
11 fouls.
The Saxons failed to score on their last four shots
on goal while the Warhawks made their last four
The game saw excellent play on both ends, with
goalie Erin Long’s eight saves matched by the
Warhawks’ diminutive sophomore goalie Taylor
Rivera-Silva, who also had eight stops.
There is no let-up for the Saxons (2-2) in this long
and challenging stretch. Having played a tournament
and three games in less than week, they now face
Liberty District power Stone Bridge, whose varsity
was scheduled to come to Langley for a key contest
this past Monday night. Madison (1-0) was to host
Mount Vernon earlier this week on Tuesday, March
29. The Warhawks will play a district game at
Jefferson next Monday night, April 4.
Madison Boys’ Tennis Team Defeats Bulldogs, 9-0
The Madison High boys’ tennis team, in a Liberty District home match versus Stone Bridge last
Friday, defeated the Bulldogs, 9-0. Madison’s singles
winners at the competition were: No. 1-seed Dan
Sablik; No. 2 Ho Joon Choi; No. 3 John Adam; No.
4 Matt Bosco; No. 5 John Nothaft; and No. 6 Will
Lowther. Madison’s doubles winners were: Sablik/
Adam (No. 1 team); Alex Russell/Aaron Plymack
(No. 2); and Dan Nothaft/Alec Ostapovicz (No. 3).
The Warhawks, earlier last week, lost to perennial Northern Region power Langley, 7-2, in a district road match on March 21. Although Langley
lost at both the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles
positions - and was given a scare by Madison in
two of the other singles matches - the Saxons demonstrated that they are a powerful team again this
Madison’s Sablik won his singles match over
Langley’s Josh Cooper, 10-3. And at No. 1 doubles,
the Warhawks’ duo of Sablik and Adam bested
Cooper and Vincent Ning, 10-4.
Langley’s singles winners were: Ning over Ho
Joon Choi, 10-8 at No. 2 singles; Jimmy Fang over
John Adam, 10-1, at No. 3; Anudeep Boddu over
Matt Bosco, 10-8, at No. 4 singles; Jeff Small over
John Nothaft, 10-1, at No. 5 singles; and Brian
Niu over Alex Russell, 10-5, at No. 6 singles.
Langley’s doubles winners were: Fang/Brandon
at No. 2, and Niu/Joe Lafuria at No. 3.
Last year, Langley finished the season as a Northern Regional semifinalist and the Liberty District
runner-up, while Madison finished third among
the eight teams in the Liberty District for the third
year in a row.
Duke University senior named All-America women’s team
Duke University senior Jasmine
Thomas has been named among 40 finalists for the State Farm Coaches’
All-America women’s basketball team,
which will be announced at the 2011
NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis. The 40
finalists were voted upon by Women’s
Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)
member coaches in each of the eight
WBCA geographical regions. Thomas, an
Oakton High graduate and resident of
Fairfax, has led sixth-ranked Duke to a
31-3 overall record and a strong showing
at the current NCAA Tournament. She
was named ACC Tournament MVP for
the second consecutive year after guid-
16 ❖ Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 30 - April 5, 2011
ing Duke to its second straight ACC Tournament crown. Thomas, a guard
averaging 14.9 points per game, is also
a State Farm Wade Trophy, John R.
Wooden Award and Naismith National
Player of the Year candidate, while being
named to the All-ACC Defensive Team
and ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Photo Courtesy/VYS Strikers White
Madison Storms Back to Defeat
Saxons in Girls’ Lacrosse
The Vienna Youth Strikers White, U-13 girls’ travel
soccer team has won two championships in a row.
The team, undefeated in its winter indoor division, is
pictured below on Sunday, March 20, after they
swept their age group at the Colonial College
Shoutout Tournament in Newport News. Pictured on
the first row, left to right, are: Nina Samarelli, Susan
Shibut, Kate Thomas, Sarah Campbell, Samantha
Flowers, Clara Cunningham, and Dominique Billet.
Back row: Coach Marcelo Gangotena, Julie Carey,
Victoria Preston, Maddie Petersen, Delilah Harvey,
Susie Hyland, Kiana Seecharan, Jessica McHenry,
Drew Cameron, and Clare DaBaldo.
Evan Weiss of Oakton, a
member of this spring’s Mary
Washington University men’s
lacrosse team, notched a goal
and an assist in the Eagles’ recent loss to Salisbury University
in Capital Athletic Conference
action in Salisbury. The Eagles
fell to 5-5 overall and 1-2 in
CAC play. Another Northern Virginia area player for Mary
Washington is Ryan Kleman
(Robinson High) of Fairfax. A
goalie, Kleman notched four
saves in the loss to Salisbury.
The Madison High girls’
softball team, this past Friday evening, traveled to Langley High to take on the Saxons in a Liberty District contest.
The Warhawks, on a cold
evening which even featured
some snow flurries in the final
inning, got their offense going
early in the game en route to a
6-1 victory.
Sam Brady got her second
pitching victory, giving up four
hits and striking out five.
Madison’s defense made some
stellar plays behind Brady, successfully ending some Saxon
At the plate, EmJ Fogel continued her hot hitting, going 4
for 4 with two doubles and driving in three runs to lead the
Warhawks’ offense. Mary
Bolinger went 2 for 4 with two
RBIs and Ally Grasso added a
double. Tori Lipnicky, Brady,
Kristyn Buscemi, and Michelle
Mittel each added key hits to
secure the win. Erica Daul and
Kat Olson contributed timely
sacrifice bunts, each setting up
important runs in the victory.
Earlier last week, Madison,
the defending district and
Northern Region champions,
opened the 2011 spring season
with a 16-1 district home win
over Fairfax on March 22.
Brady, last year’s Northern Region Pitcher of the Year, started
her senior season off strong by
tossing a no-hitter. The righthander struck out 12 of the 17
batters she faced, walked none
and allowed one unearned run.
Fogel, Madison’s senior
catcher, led the 14-hit Madison
offensive attack, going 4 for 4
with two doubles, four RBIs and
two stolen bases. Brady also
contributed two doubles, going
3 for 4 on the night. Freshman
Tori Lipnicky added four RBIs
and a stolen base and went 3
for 4 at the plate. Mary Bolinger
added two RBIs while Kat
Olson, Ally Grasso, Michelle
Mittel, Brittany Powers, and
Allie Shanklin each had one
RBI. Elizabeth Fallas, Grasso,
Mittel, Powers, and Shanklin
each recorded a hit on the
Defensive gems included a
grab in left field by freshman
Kristyn Buscemi on a slapped
ball that was trailing away toward the foul line, and an overthe-head snag from senior
centerfielder Michelle Mittel to
rob Fairfax up- and-coming
freshmen power hitter Rebecca
Hall of an extra base hit.
This week, Madison will be
tested with district games
against Stone Bridge and defending state AAA champion
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What It Is
I Do Know
I’m having a problem of late (Oh really, just
one?) concerning the fact – and the feelings I
have – about having cancer. Specifically, talking about it with people I know. Let me amend
that: talking about it with people with whom
I’m familiar but who, for a million reasons, are
currently out of my cancer loop (and thus,
don’t have the latest information). It seems that
it’s easier for me to talk to people I don’t know
who know about my having cancer; readers,
people I’ve met over the last two years and/or
people with whom I’ve remained in touch,
than it is to talk with people I do know who
don’t know about my diagnosis. Do you know
what I mean? If so, that probably makes one of
us who does.
Not that I want to – or need to – avoid the
subject, but other than writing about it as frequently as I do, I am not exactly looking to
spread the Gospel of Kenny-has-cancer. So
when conversations begin with people I know
from my pre-diagnosed-with-cancer life, I
have very little to say. I mean, how do you
have a “normal-type” conversation with someone when the most important and dominant
part of your life, your 24-7 life (cancer) is a
subject which, for a variety of reasons, you’re
extremely uncomfortable discussing – with that
particular person. It’s not so much personal, as
it is poor timing.
Let me try and explain that. With anybody
who knows me and knows I have cancer –
and I know they know, I am not uncomfortable discussing any of the cancer-related
aspects of my life. I am an open book, as you
regular readers know. “Discussing” I don’t
mind. However, dredging up all the sordid
details from the past two years, where conversations invariably go when you haven’t seen or
talked to someone in those few years – and
they’re the least bit curious about you, causes
me great consternation; anticipating their
questions and in turn deciding on my answers.
I never know how much or how little to
say. I never know if I can be totally honest or
must I be totally sensitive – to their feelings, in
the event they have some personal/family-type
history. I never know exactly how to behave;
to be self-effacing and self-confident concerning my own health status – and/or try not to
not make them feel bad/awkward for having
asked, and then try to delude myself by making light of the situation – so they won’t feel
sorry for me, or lie to them and not say anything of cancer substance. And if I choose the
latter strategy and say nothing about the cancer, can you imagine how on guard I have to
be to not let anything slip out about the last
two years, two years which have been consumed by my having cancer? It’s like pretending to be someone else just so you don’t have
to deal with/re-visit all the history that has preceded this conversation (much of which you’d
like to forget, anyway) and placed you in this
real-life predicament of truth or dare.
I have enough difficulty dealing with my
own reactions to having cancer, along with the
reactions of family and friends who know, to
have to spend any time sorting through and
processing the emotions of people who now
know but previously didn’t know. It’s not being
selfish as much as it is self-preservation. I really
don’t want to use my precious time bringing
people up to speed and reinforcing the morbid and terminal nature of my diagnosis. I
don’t want to have to convince anybody of
anything – about me. It’s difficult enough
keeping myself on the straight and narrow. I
can’t waste any additional mental energy on
people I know who don’t know. I want – need,
actually – to spend it on people in the know. I
don’t know if I have enough time to spend it
on people who don’t know, well-meaning
though they may be. Sometimes, it’s just easier
this way, although not always; and that’s the
problem I’m having.
Kenny Lourie is an Advertising Representative for
The Almanac & The Connection Newspapers.
Twenty six art patrons bought tickets
to the art raffle
sponsored by the
Vienna Arts Society.
There were 48 pieces
of donated artwork
to choose from.
Photos by
Donna Manz/
The Connection
Ticket to Art Raises Over $3,000 for
Arts Society
Raffle, treats and
sweets highlight
fundraiser at Vienna
Art Center.
arris Miller’s watercolor paint
ing, “Churchill Downs,” was
the first art piece selected in
the Vienna Arts Society’s
Ticket to Art fundraiser on March 19.
Ninety-three year-old Miller, a prolific
Vienna artist, has been painting for 60 years,
and it is his artwork that graces the station
along the Washington and Old Dominion
trail on Dominion Road. Ticket to Art, begun five years ago to raise money on behalf
of the arts society, was conceived by Miller.
Every year, he submits a painting to raffle
off. Every year, the painting goes early.
“Art is part of society, “ said Miller. “A
part of the community.”
There were 26 $125-tickets sold and 48
pieces of art to choose from. The first ticket
drawn, that of Carol Kelly, got first pick of
the pieces of donated art. The second number drawn chose the second piece. The process continued until the last ticket was
drawn. Tickets were pulled at random. The
last person to draw received a free ticket
for next year’s event.
Peggy James of the Artful Gift Shop em-
Ninety-three year-old Vienna artist
Harris Miller painted the first
piece of art selected in the Ticket
to Art raffle, ‘Churchill Downs.’
The eighth draw went to Jean
Conte of Vienna who selected
Dore’ Skidmore’s carved wood
piece, ‘Hemingway House.’
ceed the program. During the first hour,
two artists painted to music while guests
sampled wine and soft drinks, as well as
sweets and savories. The fundraiser was
an opportunity for the public to meet the
artists in the community and to acquire a
moderately-priced piece of original art. The
raffle and reception were held at the Vienna
Art Center at 115 Pleasant St. NW.
“Although we did not sell as many tickets
as we hoped, we did fairly well,” said Ticket
to Art co-chair Grace Rooney. “We ended
up with bringing in $3,000 for the art raffle
and about $250 for the drawing prizes.”
VAS offers art classes for adults and children and summer camp for students and
maintains an art gallery on Pleasant Street
and another smaller one on Maple Avenue.
For more information on the Vienna Arts
Society, Inc. and its center on Pleasant Street,
see www.viennaartssociety.org/
—Donna Manz
Student Directed One-Act Plays at Langley
Langley High School and Saxon Stage
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