Village News 2/10/17

Dear Village Neighbors / Friends,

This one is for you Anne! Spoke with a nice lady recently about village life and gathered some ideas from that conversation to discuss with our Board of Directors and Executive Committee. We welcome your ideas and suggestions; and encourage you to discuss with any on the BOD or EC as listed in your community directory. Thanks Anne!

Just as I had donned my ghillie suit, camouflaged my face and hands in woodland camouflage pattern and mounted my 50X scope onto my Daisy BB Rifle, the critter in my attic skedaddled. Anyhow, no varmints were harmed in the telling of this tall tale, yet.

I-95 Landfill Complex – thanks to Bernie Koehle (Edmonton Court) for this heads up. I-95 Landfill is closed until further notice due to a fire in the waste-to-energy facility. The I-66 Transfer Station located at 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax provides the same services. There should no interruptions to our residential collections.

Spring Softball Registration is Open – Northern Virginia Girls Softball Association (NVGSA) registration site for the spring season is open, but will close early March. You can register your daughter online at NVGSA only offers girls house softball in age brackets 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 18U. We give girls a chance to move up into select teams at 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U. Most of those travel/select teams compete within a reasonable driving time from home. NVGSA is the largest such organization in the area, but are able to hold down the costs with highly-talented, volunteer coaches, administrators and board of directors. Check out our website and let me ( know if you have any questions. I have coaches house, all-stars and travel teams and currently serving on the Board of Directors.

Why is This Enews Late? – We prefer to send the enews on Thursday afternoons, but I waited for a response from VDOT yesterday until it was too late to get this out. And as expected, VDOT still has not responded. I suspect that means they are finished with Rolling Road project design or very close to being finished. Have heard that there are changes since we last saw their design plans, but they have not confirmed or denied. Anyhow, expect the Public Information Briefing soon where we’ll compete to be heard with folks up north of Old Keene Mill Road who want the road widened no matter the cost to properties along the roadbed. You may recall that PH I of the project is to start this spring. For more information, send me an email.

Village Crier and 2017 Directory – All should have by now received the January Village Crier and CAWSV members should have also received a copy of the 2017 Community Directory. Please let me ( know if you were missed or if you have corrections. Directory Editor Kirby Myers is always receptive to constructive criticism and suggestions to improve.

West Springfield ES Mustangs News:

  • Library Volunteer Opportunity - WSES Library needs volunteers (parents, grandparents or community members) on a regular basis during the school day. It can be as little as an hour a week or more if you want. Volunteers will help shelving of returned books, stamping and processing books, organizing book shelves, creating displays for books, bulletin boards and helping with projects. Interested? Contact Librarian Shane Rigsby at
  • WSES PTA Fundraiser - Dine Out on Wednesday & Thursday nights, 22 & 23 February at Chipotle in Springfield Plaza. Part of the proceeds will be provided the PTA.

Not much to report this week; hoping all stay warm and safe and have identified that younger person who will shovel your sidewalks and driveway when we do get measurable snow.

John Cooley


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