Village News, 10/8/20

Dear Neighbor / Friend,

    October Membership Meeting - Tonight (10/8/2020) at 7:30 PM. It will be another virtual, online, zoom meeting. We’ll vote to ratify the FY20 audit of our finances, vote to pass a proposed budget (with mark ups as/if necessary) for the next FY and vote to elect a new Board of Directors (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer). Please let me know if you also want to nominate yourself for one of the BOD positions.

    Bob Havey, our Webmaster has set up the Zoom and invites us to join the meeting

    Topic: CAWSV Fall Meeting

    Time: Oct 8, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 898 0303 6028

    Passcode: 137758

    Dial by your location (for land line access instead of computer or smartphone)

            +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

    Meeting ID: 898 0303 6028

    Passcode: 137758

    I’ll forward Bob’s step-by-step instructions to anyone needing help.

    Early Voting - In-person early voting at the Fairfax County Government Center will be available this Saturday, October 10, from 9 AM – 5 PM. This is in addition to normal voting hours at this location found here. And don't forget that our 14 additional early voting satellite locations open on October 14. This is almost double the locations we normally have. Locations and times for all early voting satellite locations can be found here.

    COVID-19 Update – Nothing new to report from the County Board of Supervisors and I guess that is a good thing; right? The COVID-19 Information Page on FaceBook is great single source with links to the scientists:

    Kerri Henry Pottery - Village resident Kerri Henry will be exhibiting her pottery at the Dulles Expo October 16-18.

    She has a limited number of free tickets available for Village residents. Visit and enter code FALL200037 in the Promo Code Box. Once the limited number of tickets are gone you can use code TWOF200037 for $2.00 off.

    Safety measures will be in place at the Expo Center. The number of people in the building will be limited. Masks will be required. Vendors will have their temperatures taken daily.

    Yard Sale - Saturday, 17 October, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 7000 Vancouver Road. Items include bike rack, furniture, camping equipment, gas edger, hammock & stand, log rack, clothing, household, books and lots of miscellaneous. Come on down and make an offer.

    Anyone interested in also doing one (yard sale) and coordinating signage, please email Jeanne Jones at

    Crime Solvers Community Shred Event - Saturday, 17 October, 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon.  Rain or shine. Mount Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22030. Bring your boxes and bags of documents for secure shredding on-site. $5 donation per bag/box is suggested and you can stay in your car.

    Fairfax County Crime Solvers is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides anonymous phone, email and text capabilities for the public to report criminal activity and wanted persons to police. Tipsters and their information are protected under state law. Cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 are paid out if a tipsters’ information leads to an arrest and/or case closure. All funds are raised through donations. Learn more by visiting

    What Do We Do About Halloween? I know that parents will make the decision for their children, but village wide – we need to know if we should stock up on treats or leave our porch lights turned off. Seamus O’Connor suggested a parade instead of Trick or Treating. Another suggested using our cars for a trunk or treat and health officials suggested no or very limited trick or treating.

    Do you have a recommendation? Remember that a home without an outside light on means they have no treats or are saving them for themselves so walk on by.

    Nightmare Alley Drive Through Terror - Workhouse Arts Center is doing a Nightmare Alley Drive-Thru Terror on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 October – 31 October. Learn more about it at

    An Offer to Help – We have a neighbor who is looking to make life a bit easier by raking leaves or shoveling snow for elderly in the neighborhood who cannot do it themselves or afford to pay a lawn company. Others may want to join this effort and do the same If you are willing to help others or if you need help, please let me know.

    Hope you can enjoy the cooler, fall weather and join or renew your membership in the CAWSV. Stay safe, happy and healthy.

    John Cooley, CAWSV

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