Village News 5/4/17

Dear Village Neighbors / Friends,

Sorry to have sent out two copies of last week’s enews. I had no way of knowing if you had already received a copy so I doubled up. At least for now, I’ll stick with gmail hoping for better results than with Verizon and Verizon/AOL.

Enews – with all the problems we’re having getting the enews into your inbox, I’d remind you that if you are missed to:

  1. Check your suspected spam folder. I assure you that it is ok to whitelist my email address.
  2. Go to our website, where you should find the enews right on the home page. Past editions are also there if you need to catch up. And while you are there, see what other nuggets our Webmaster, Bob Havey has included.

Enews / Mail Chimp - Secretary Ed Wyse (who is also First Vice President on the Fairfax Federation of Citizens Associations) gave me an idea that may take the whims of our ISPs out of enews distribution. That is Mail Chimp. I mentioned it to you before and now again because we would have to provide your email address to that service in order for it to be delivered. They do assure us that the list of email addresses is not shared, sold or used for unsolicited advertising. Are you opposed to us switching to Mail Chimp? If you agree – there is no reason to respond, but if you oppose – let me know.

April Crier – all should have received a copy by now. Let me know if you were missed. Thanks to those who volunteered personal and family time to deliver it door to door. They are:  Jennifer Treasure & her family, Danny Killion, Ed Wyse, Valentin Bois, Jim Kirkpatrick, the Mark/Jessica Gregris who were led by Miss Morgan, Dave & Lori Branch & their family, Kathy D’Amato, Caleb Coleman, Pete & Becky Hatcher, Bernie Koehle and Eric Ball. Thank you all!

WS Village Meeting – Thursday, May 11, 7:30 PM until no later than 9:00 PM, in the Art Room at Rolling Valley Elementary School (direction signs will be posted). A vote will be required to approve amount of dues for the next fiscal/membership year. Come join us, meet some of your neighbors and cast your vote.  

Village Wide Yard Sale – Saturday, May 13, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Your civic association will prepare a list of participating addresses to include a general category of items for sale at each location. We’ll attach that list to a copy of the village map and distribute list and map to each participant for you to give to your customers to guide them to the next sale location. Ads will be placed in the print edition and online at Washington Post and on NextDoor. Signs will be placed along Rolling Road and side streets, but participants should plan to place their own sign at the last turn guiding folks to your home. For the sake of picking the village signs up after the sale, please don’t move them. Since we can’t put signs in the median of Rolling Road or even on the strip between sidewalk and curb – we ask that we be allowed to put signs in RR front yards at strategic locations. If you want to participate, send your general category of items to Ed Wyse at No need to list every item, but you do want to motivate those who look at the list - to want to come to your address. Spice up your list up to attract buyers to you. Listing free stuff seems to attract buyers. Need to assemble the list this next week, please send Ed an email with your intent to participate.  

Village West Pool Yard Sale Fundraiser - Michelle Hamilton (6826 Barnack Drive) is collecting items that you may want to donate to be sold during the yard sale for the benefit of Village West Pool. She needs nicer, even pricier things, not the 25 cent bottles. But she will leave room for you to set up a table in her yard if you want to sell that bottle collection. Michelle and the rest of the Village West Pool directors are conducting fundraisers throughout the year, but fundraisers that also benefit you. Michelle wants things that tend to sell. Please price the items before dropping them off at her home, but know that she will move the donated items regardless of suggested sale price. She asks for legitimate yard sale items that are clean and ready to sell. You can email Michelle at

Free for All – Same day and times as the yard sale. Similar to the German Sperrmuell – you can put curbside useful items that still work that can be taken free by anyone who passes by. Suggest you label those free items and place them separate from other stuff you don’t want taken.

Poison Ivy – It’s back! And already I had to test fate by handling what I knew to be poison ivy. Yep – it got me again. Anyhow tell your children and remind yourselves that a vine with leaves of three – leave it be! Maybe someday I’ll learn. See attached photo to help recognize it.

8205 SVD Soon to be For Sale - 5BR/2.5 bath, Duke Model (split foyer) for sale at 8205 Springfield Village Drive. Recent updates include new bathrooms, flooring, replacement windows/doors, furnace, A/C unit, washing machine, range, and kitchen sink. Home backs to woods, is located near cul-de-sac and is a short walk to Village West Pool. See attached photo.

If you are a gmail guru and know how to imbed photos in the text of the message – please let me know. I have tried and thus far – failed.

Here’s hoping the coming rain with cleanse the air of the tree pollen. Stay safe good people and for the sake of our children – slow down and get off your cell phone when driving. Ask your delivery personnel to do the same.

John Cooley, CAWSV 


Soon To Be For Sale