Village News, 12/21/17

Dear Village Neighbors / Friends,


Holiday Trash Service – I trust you also received the robo-call from Republic Trash Services about no service on Monday, 25 December and also the following Monday, 1 January 2018. They will pick up household trash on Thursday, 28 December and also on Thursday, 4 January. But what about recyclables collection? Yesterday, Richard Cheslock (SVD) called Republic and was told an unacceptable schedule so I invested most of today to call, point out the problem and to wait for them to decide when next they’ll pick up recyclables in our area and call me back. They now say that recyclable trash will be picked up on Saturday, 30 December and then again on Saturday, 6 January 2018.  


Business Ads in our Directory – if you’re looking for a contractor, why not start with those who advertise in our community directory? Here’s those who advertised in the 2017 directory and helped defray the cost to us. Let them know you say their ad in the directory to help encourage them and others to advertise in the 2018 edition and beyond.


            HB Home Services – Your home improvement specialists, 703/764-0498,,

            Davis Roofing Company - roofing, gutters and downspouts, 703/569-3388,

            D2D Computer Services – repairs, upgrades, troubleshooting – Bob Havey does it all. 703/569-8195.

            Mr. Gutter – cleaning, screening, repair and roof repairs, 703/323-4671

            Solutions – interior (bathrooms, basements, kitchens and more) and exterior (roofing, windows, siding and more) remodeling, 703/906-5525,

            Windows Plus, LLC – windows, doors, siding and roofs, 703/956-6172,

            Natalie Perdue, Realtor – helping you buy and sell your home, 703/505-3570,,

            West Springfield Car Care – specializing in foreign and domestic repairs, VA State emissions & Inspections, 703/912-2900

            Printing Ideas – promote your business with business cards, postcards and flyers. Low pricing, fast turnaround and premium stocks & finishes, 703/591-1708, They print our directory.

            Village West Pool – pool opens Memorial Day, many social events, Vikings Swim Team with Little Vikings for kids under 7 and swim lessons.,

            Chris Creasi, Realtor with Samson Properties – licensed since 1986, top notch service, 571/205-5642,

            Rice & Spice – Thai Cuisine, lunch and dinner, family owned and operated. 703/750-1084,

            Family Dentistry – Cecilia Ykeda, DDS & Kelly Keefer, DMD, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, restorations, prevention, 703/644-5955,

            HRM Automotive – honest, reliable mechanics, 703/866-0602,

            Evercool Heating & Cooling, Inc – service for furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, water heaters, 703/451-5505,


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

The premium ad locations go quickly, contact Steve at Printing Ideas ( or 703/591-1708. Visit their website at


Village Christmas Party – Last Sundays gathering at Don & Susan Cheney’s home was, as usual - a great opportunity to meet and socialize with neighbors and friends as we waited for Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus to make a pre-Christmas visit to our village. Thanks to those who contributed holiday treats to share. And thanks to Santa for delivering early Christmas gifts to many village children. This was a fun family event that all were and will be invited to attend regardless of your faith or membership in our CAWSV. All events, minus the community cleanup are similarly open to all in the village and even the cleanup has the opportunity to join for those still needing to do so.    


Christmas Caroling – They may not sing in the right key, but Jason & Kerri Henry again lead a group of carolers from the Village West Pool to the Cheney’s home for the party. Here again is another joyful, family event open to all regardless of your singing talent.


Holiday Decorating Contest – Beautiful decorations again this year. The tabulated results yielded the following winners:


1st Place – Bill & Carrie Mast at 8141 Edmonton Court

2nd – Richard & Jule Ann Cheslock, 8135 SVD

3rd – Don & Susan Cheney, 6702 Ontario


Honorable Mention (in no particular order):  6912 Ontario, 8132 Edmonton Court, 6814 Ontario, 7905 SVD, 6809 Ontario, 7004 Vancouver, 6811 Landor, 6811 Hathaway, 6828 Rolling Road, 6802 Ontario, 6722 & 6724 Rolling Road and 8137 Edmonton Court.


Merry Christmas West Springfield Village and let’s hope and work for a Happy New Year!


John Cooley





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