Village News, 11/19/20

Dear Village Neighbor / Friend,

    Directory Ads – sold by Printing Ideas to cover the cost of our directory without us (CAWSV) coming out of pocket. Tell your contractors / business owners who have done good work about the opportunity to advertise in our next Community Directory. Here’s the price list for ads in our FY21 Community Directory:

    • Back cover - $300
    • Inside front/back cover - $250
    • Full page ad - $150
    • Half page ad - $100
    • Quarter page ad - $75

    If your business or the one where you work want to advertise, reserve a spot by contacting Steve at Printing Idea, Inc (steve@printingideas.com, 703/591-1708, www.printingideas.com). And, we post their ads to our website and include them in our enews at least twice per year.

    Covid-19 Update – it appears as though a vaccination is not far off. CAWSV Vice President Bernie Koehle contacted our Delegate to the Virginia Assembly (Kathy Tran) for an update specific to Virginia. You can find her current and archived editions of her newsletters at https://www.kathyfordelegate.com/enewsletter. Here’s a summary: New COVID-19 cases are up to 1,500 per day in Virginia, 300 more cases than our peak in May. Hospitalizations have increased by 35% in the last four weeks. 3,800 Virginians have died from COVID-19. She advises that we continue to wear masks, maintain social distance and wash hands often to help us return to “normal”.

    You can find the full text of Governor Northam’s new restrictions at  https://www.governor.virginia.gov/executive-actions/.

    • Public and private in-person gatherings are limited to 25 individuals. Gatherings include parties, celebrations, or other social events. Limit does not apply to places of employment, educational institutions, or religious services.
    • Religious services with more than 25 people are required to meet social distancing, cleaning, and safety guidelines, including seating parties a minimum of six feet apart and implementing mandatory face coverings.
    • Everyone ages five and over are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces.
    • All essential retail businesses - including grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, and pet stores - must adhere to statewide guidelines for social distancing, wearing face coverings, and enhanced cleaning.  The statewide guidelines for businesses are here:  https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Forward-Virginia-Phase-Three-Guidelines-November-2020.pdf. Violations are now enforceable as a Class One misdemeanor.
    • Alcohol sales, consumption, and possession on premises must end at 10:00 PM at all restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms. Alcoholic beverages may continue to be sold for delivery or take out, per existing state regulations.
    • Dining and congregant areas in restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms must close by midnight. Delivery and take-out services may continue.
    • Spectators at recreational sporting events are limited to 30% occupancy or 25 spectators per field, whichever is less. Fitness centers, gyms and similar facilities are limited to 75% occupancy. Fitness and exercise group classes are limited to 25 people or 75% occupancy, whichever is less. No gatherings of more than 25 people are allowed on public beaches. Entertainment and amusement facilities, and racetracks and speedways are limited to 30% occupancy or 250 people, whichever is less. Outdoor amusement parks and zoos must limit private bookings to 25 people.

    Testing Updates:

    • One Lab Network - finalizing contracts with three labs to establish a “One Lab Network” that will serve as Virginia’s coordinated testing system. 
    • Antigen Tests - purchased 200,000 antigen tests that will be distributed to nursing homes and long term care facilities. 
    • Health Equity - Governor’s Health Equity team has distributed 850,000 masks and 700,000 bottles of hand sanitizer across Virginia.

    Save the Date - Veterans Tele-Town Hall – Delegate Kathy Tran will host a Veterans Tele-Town Hall, 30 November starting at 7:00 PM to talk about state services for our military families and veterans. Special guests are Carlos Hopkins, Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, and Claudia Flores, Director of Policy and Planning for the Virginia Department of Veterans. Dial-in 605/472-5239 | Access Code 811044. S Submit Questions here.

    You can contact Delegate Tran by calling her office at 804/698-1042 or email her at DelKTran@house.virginia.gov.

    Republic Trash Service – Thankfully, they did pick up last evening at my home; hope that got to you as well. Spoke this morning to County’s Solid Waste Department who said the virus is creating havoc for all commercial trash haulers and on county services as well. Call 703/818-8222 to report a missed collection. Submit complaints to trashmail@fairfaxcounty.gov and cc your complaint also to Supervisor Herrity’s office at eHHspringfield@fairfaxcounty.gov.

    Village West Pool News – Calling all Potential Lifeguards! Lifeguards need to be at least 15 years old. If you have or know kids who would be interested in a lifeguard position next summer, please email villagewestpool@gmail.com. This information will help us prepare for the 2021 season.

    ECHO Toy Drive – from Laura Rozier (Wythe Lane) - ECHO is in need of new toys for its holiday shop.  Here are a few things they would love to get:

    • Remote control Cars
    • Cars and Track Sets
    • Legos (all ages)
    • Nerf Activities
    • Skateboards and Scooters (with helmets)
    • Sketch Pads, Drawing Pens and Pencils, coloring books and crayons 
    • Transformers
    • Riding Toys for toddlers
    • Headphones / Earbuds
    • Teen Jewelry
    • Spa Set (for teens)
    • Books (Grade 3 and higher)
    • Large Stuffed Animals
    • They also have a wish list on Amazon.com.  

    Christmas Gift Wrapping Service – the holidays are coming up quickly; aren’t they? Teresa Weir will wrap your gifts for very reasonable prices as seen below. Let’s help this young college student earn money as she helps us gift wrap presents.

    Xmaswrap

    Bites by Sam - Wendi Dorey's niece Sam has her own baking business. If you are interested in full size or mini pies for Thanksgiving please check out her site! Order cut off is Sunday, 22 November. Let her help make your holiday delicious! Her website to order is - https://bitesbysam.com/. She offers pick up at her kitchen or free delivery to your door.

    Scouting for Food Drive Success – we actually had three groups involved in last weekend’s very successful food drive in support of ECHO: 1) Scout Troop 1501 were collecting at Messiah Methodist Church, 2) Pack 1545 and Girl Scout Troops 52010, 52099, and 1573 were at the Rolling Valley Elementary School Parking Lot and 3) Pack 1100 and Troop 1145 were at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Every year the scouts deliver thousands of pounds of food to ECHO for distribution for the Thanksgiving Holiday and beyond. This year’s success was even greater than normal. Well done Scouts and well done neighbors!

    Stay safe, happy and healthy.

    John Cooley, CAWSV

     

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