Village News, 3/21/19

Dear Village Neighbor / Friend,


Imposter Scams – Just recently, a village resident reported that she had been contacted by someone pretending to be from the Social Security Administration and before that someone else reported attempts to gather personal information or money by someone claiming to be from the IRS. We have also had reports of Jury Duty scams and arrest warrants being issued if money isn’t paid ASAP.


If you get such a call and suspect it may be fraud, hang up and report it to the FTC at


Rolling Valley Elementary School Laps for Learning / Community Fun Run - Saturday, 23 March from 8 – 10:00 AM. The intent of the bi-annual Laps for Learning and then the Health Fair at Rolling Valley Elementary School is to raise money for the school and discuss the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for children and adults.


There are about 250 children signed up for our event and we, the Village need to help make the this event a success.  The kids will leave the school heading left on Barnack to Vancouver Road where they will turn left and then left again onto Landcor Lane and then left onto Ontario Street.


If you live on Barnack Drive, Vancouver Road or Landor Lane, please park on the opposite side (right side as the kids will be on the left) of the street so the school can safely mark the route and ensure our children’s safety during this event. If you travel these roads to work, please slow down and be ready to stop for the sake of our children. Let’s do what we can to keep them safe. Questions or comments - call Christopher Deant 703/350-1403.


More About The Future of Recycling – maybe I am Chicken Little or simply a disillusioned environmentalist – here’s another article, this time in the NY Times that highlights the dismal future of recycling now that China is accepting far less at a higher standard; see Beyond any doubt we have to reduce the use of recyclable products/packaging and reuse what we can. All of us have purchased individual water bottles and who doesn’t prefer bottled beer over aluminum cans? We can only hope American businesses will find a way to reuse household recyclables. We recently reported experiments using ground glass in road construction and pipe laying. We’ll need a lot more of that.


Here’s the link to Republic’s recycle page that is actually helpful. It did answer a question about not recycling Styrofoam ( Please note that each commercial hauler may have different capabilities for other recycling. 


Collecting - used purses, scarves and jewelry for our annual sale to benefit Team Believe (the Relay For Life team of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church), which donates all funds to The American Cancer Society. The sale will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 6509 Sydenstricke31 March or contact Jeanne Jones to arrange for pick up. Call 703/913-9863.


Home Grown Lawn Mowing Service - Bernie Koehle (Edmonton Court) is looking for three more lawns to mow this summer. Bernie cuts only when your lawn needs cutting unlike other services that cut every week regardless of need. Prices are negotiable, but a typical lawn will cost $25 - $30 per cut, that includes trimming, blowing the clippings off sidewalk and bagging on a case by case basis. He can be reached at 703/569-2989. NOTE – Bernie cuts my yard and does excellent work, but doesn’t like it when I call him my lawn boy. Ha! 


Roofing – there is a man going around the village saying that he can help you file an insurance claim for new roofing. He indirectly represents P&P Construction Group, but says that many of our homes do have wind damage to our roofs. Anyhow, he may stop by your home. His name is Daniel Amos and can be reached at 540/429-6354.




April 5                         FCPS Student Holiday

April 13                       Secure Document Shredding Event

April 15 - 19               FCPS Spring Break

May 4                          Village Home and Garden Tour

May 9                          WS Village Meeting

May 11                        Village Wide Yard Sale – Volunteer Coordinator Needed.

May 12                        Mother’s Day

May 18                        Yard Sale (Rain Date) – Volunteer Coordinator May Be Needed.

May 25                        Memorial Day Parade,

                                    Picnic & Pool Party – Volunteer Coordinator Needed                      

May 27                        Memorial Day / FCPS Student Holiday

June 13                        Last Day School

June 15                        Village Cleanup (note change from the Community Directory)

June 16                        Father’s Day – but then again, isn’t every day Father’s Day?


Stay safe and dry.


John Cooley





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