It may be an unusual Thanksgiving this year, but suppose we all have something and someone for which we are thankful. I am thankful for my family, friends, neighbors and our good health. Closer to home, I am thankful to those who volunteer to make our civic association succeed. And, certainly thankful to the 338 households of our WS Village and Rolling Valley subdivision who paid their dues allowing us to continue supporting our community and representing the majority needs and opinion of our residents.
Directory Ads – are 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 (already taken)
- Inside front/back cover - $250 (already taken)
- 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 (email@example.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.
2020 Directory Ads – We all should be thankful for those who advertise in the directory saving us $1500.00 and to Printing Ideas who turns out a quality directory. Here is the list of businesses that advertised in the 2020 Directory. If you use one or more of them, please tell them that you saw their ad in our directory.
- HRM Automotive – Honest, Reliable Mechanics, 703/866-0602, https://hrmautomotive.com.
- The Mary & Cathy Team – Long & Foster Real Estate Agents, 703/425-8000, or email at TheMaryandCathyTeam@LongandFoster.com.
- Mr. Gutter – Cleaning, Screening and Roof Repairs, 703/323-4671.
- Rice & Spice Thai Cuisine, two locations 703/750-1084 and 703/339-9775, www.asianineva.com.
- Rotary Club of West Springfield – people of action committed to creating positive change in the world. Contact Jim Kirkpatrick at 703/866-7078 or www.rotaryofwestspringfield.org.
- Marcel’s Home Building & Improvement – custom house and remodeling, 703/233-4290, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Village West Pool – not just a pool, but an extension of our community, email@example.com, https://villagewestpool.com.
- Davis Roofing Company – residential specialists, new, reroofing and repairs, free estimates, 703/569-3388, www.davis-roofing.net.
- Printing Ideas, a business you can trust! 703/591-1708, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Windows Plus, LLC – windows, doors, siding, roofs, 703/256-0600, www.WindowsPls.com.
- Home Cleaners 4 You – thorough and affordable home cleaning, 703/256-1288, www.HomeCleaners4Yu.com.
- ComfortOne – heating and air conditioning, 15% off by mentioning WS152, 1-800/472-2408.
- West Springfield Car Care – specializing in foreign and domestic repairs and service, 703/912-2900.
- Breathe Body & Mind – yoga, pilates, barre, core conditioning, strength training and personal training, 703/829-0167, email@example.com.
- D2D Computer Services – Upgrades, repairs, troubleshooting, software installation, networks, new systems, 703/569-8195.
- The Royster Hearth Group – Tim Royster, Realtor, 571/275-0871, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.roysterhearthgroup.com.
- HB Home Services – roofing, siding, windows, kitchens, basements, additions, doors, decks & porches and bathrooms, 703/764-0498, www.hbservices.biz.
- NuHome – roofing, windows, siding and doors, wind or hail damage and insurance claims, 703/844-2883.
7th Annual Victim Service Division (VSD) Holiday Gift Card Drive – from Michelle Hamilton - Fairfax County Police Department and specifically the VSD is collecting gift card donations to give to families of child victims in an attempt to allow them a more joyous holiday season. You can drop off or mail gift cards to: Sally Fayez, Director, Victim Services Division, Fairfax County Police Department, 12099 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035. See the attached flyer for more information.
Handmade Christmas Ornaments - Celia Cavizza is selling Christmas Ornaments that she has made herself. Celia lives at 8111 Springfield Village Drive and can be reached at 703/451-7540. Here are just a couple examples. See all on the attached flyer.
House of Ruth – In late October we included donation requests in an article from Laura Rozier about the House of Ruth, a domestic violence shelter. Here’s an update from Laura:
“I was very moved by everyone who contributed from our collective neighborhood (plus family and friends). Last Saturday, we dropped off 18 bags that included items for women (soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, hand cream, pads, toothbrush, toothpaste, mask, hand sanitizer and fuzzy socks). Additionally, we donated bags with baby supplies including blankets, soft toys, books, socks, baby shampoo and lotion, wipes, toothpaste and toothpaste for kids, and a selection of toys and activity kits for kids ages 3-12 and face masks. They were very grateful to receive everything.”
Delegate Kathy Tran - her current and archived editions of her newsletters are at https://www.kathyfordelegate.com/enewsletter. Call her office at 804/698-1042 or email her at DelKTran@house.virginia.gov. During the recent special legislative session, the Virginia Assembly updated the biennial budget to reflect a re-forecast in state revenue as a result of the pandemic. Here are some key Tran-sponsored inputs to that updated $134 Billion budget that was signed by the Governor last week:
- $321,600 for two new staff positions at Mason Neck State Park,
- $250,000 for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, which will be at the Occoquan Regional Park.
- $12.8 milion to provide overtime pay for personal care attendants beginning January 1, 2021.
- Require medical facilities to allow individuals with disabilities to designate a support person to accompany them during appointments.
- Require the Department of Medical Assistance Services to exempt live-in caretakers from the Electronic Visit Verification program beginning 1 January 2021.
Veterans Tele-Town Hall – 30 November starting at 7:00 PM – Join Delegate Kathy Tran for a discussion about what Virginia is doing to support veterans and military spouses! Special guests will be Carlos Hopkins, Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, and Claudia Flores, Director of Policy and Planning for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. Dial-in 605/472-5239 | Access Code 811044. Submit Questions here.
Covid-19 Update – Fairfax County has had 27,547 confirmed cases, 2,527 hospitalized and 635 deaths due to virus or comorbidity. County population is 13.4% of that of Virginia and has 13.6% of confirmed cases, 17.7% of hospitalizations and 15.8% of COVID-19 deaths.
Social Distancing Spots in DC Area with Kids - Jenna Liao shared her latest blog post on 14 Social Distancing Spots in DC, VA and MD. The post includes some great hidden gems and a google map to help plan your outings. You can also check out her daily outings with her kiddos on her Instagram @FamilyTripGuides.
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
- 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: (https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1VYYXS0DTZ5PE?ref_=wl_share&fbclid=IwAR0BDAl1FwKGB_DWF54SCM5FU6gn-b8CtBUAIlgvS7Wu55K3UcYqysk3zZ8)
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.
Stay safe, happy and healthy. Happy Thanksgiving!
John Cooley, CAWSV