Village News 11/30/17

Dear Village Neighbors / Friends,


Tis the Season – It’s that time of the year when packages or personal property are stolen from our homes. We’ve had two bikes were stolen from a Barnack Drive carport. The bikes are Diamondback 24” girl's bikes in Purple Luster and Blue colors. The police have been notified. Package deliveries during the holiday season bring out the worst in some folks. Alert your neighbors when you are expecting delivery and of course keep an eye open for their deliveries.


2018 Community Directory Ad Rates – For your business or the business where you work, here are the 2018 ad rates: 

  • Back cover (8x10") = $250.00
  • Inside Front or Back cover (8x10") - $225.00
  • Full page ad (8x10") - $150.00
  • Half page ad (5x8") - $100.00
  • Quarter page ad (4x5") - $60.00 

Contact Steve at Printing Ideas ( or 703/591-1708. Visit their website at


Rolling Road Project Meeting – Tonight, 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the cafeteria at Rolling Valley Elementary School. Encourage all to be at this VDOT meeting.


Upcoming Events:


            WS Village Christmas Party – at Don & Susan Cheney’s 6702 Ontario Street home on Sunday, 17 December (this is a change from previous emails and newsletters). Don & Susan will provide a nice fire, hot apple cider and treats for all to enjoy as we wait for Santa Claus to make a pre-Christmas visit to our village. We invite you to also bring holiday treats to share and a clearly marked gift for your child if you want Santa to present the present to him or her. Drop off those clearly marked gifts with your child’s name written on it before we start gathering at/about 6:30 PM. Santa believes that he will arrive at/about 7:10 PM. This is a fun family event that all of us can enjoy even if bitterly cold that evening. Regardless of the weather or your religion, come celebrate the holidays with neighbors and friends.


            Christmas Caroling – Jason & Kerri Henry will again lead a group of carolers from the Village West Pool to the Cheney’s home also on the 17th. They normally start walking and singing at/about 5:50 PM. Words to the carols will be provided to help make this another joyful, family event whether you join them or are serenaded by them if they pass by your home.


            Holiday Decorating Contest – Your family is invited to drive the village to pick your top 5 winners based on whatever criteria you and your children want to use. Refer to the map in your directory to see each of the homes in the village during the evenings of the 14th through the 17th of December. And then select your top 5 to send via email to me at by late evening on the 18th.  We will tabulate the results and pick the top 3. We ask you for your top 5 so as to reduce the chance of a tie. Lastly, we place the highly coveted Holiday Decorating Contest Signs 1st – 3rd place on the respective yards. Each year we have many homes that are truly entertaining. Cruise the village to enjoy the displays and contribute your judging results.


Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, 9 December from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon at the cafeteria in West Springfield High School. Tickets are $8.00 if ordered online before the event or $10.00 at the door. See the attached flyer for more information.


Leaf Raking – Bill & Elaine Porter’s 16 year old Niko Porter (Bluefield Court), would like to rake leaves to make money (he already has community service hours). You can email him at


Holiday Home Cleaning – Amada Recinos cleans several village homes and has openings for holiday cleaning or scheduled cleanings as you may want. She can clean once, once per week, once every other week or monthly. Her rates are competitive and she is very good, reliable, loyal and honest. You can reach her at 703/987-5243.


John Cooley



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