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August 1, 2008 Volume XVIII, No. 8

Community Association, Inc. 44025 Courtland Drive Ashburn, VA 20147

Board of Directors Elections Coming Up... see page 11

The Villager Inside for August

Congratulations to Meg Carlson, Ashburn Village’s 2008 Volunteer of the Year! Meg is the Volunteer Editor for The Villager – a very timeconsuming job requiring a tremendous attention to detail. Thank you Meg for all that you do for Ashburn Village!

Monthly Departments

President’s Report............................3 Board Briefs......................................4 Around the Village............................9 Lakeshore Condo News.................11 Pavilion News.................................19 Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue... 25

Featured Information

Have you thought about signing the kids up for swimming this fall? Practices are held right here at the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion. It doesn’t get more convenient than that! Registration is underway for Ashburn Village’s year-round swim team. Check out page 16 for more information.

Now Notarizing!..............................10 Candidate Nominating Petition.......12 Blue Wave Swim Team...................16 Aqua Jets Success.........................17 Aqua Jets Win Relay Carnival........17 Outdoor Pool Schedule..................28 Guest Passes.................................28 Swimming Pool Rules.....................29

Fertilize Lawns................................13 Gardening Tips...............................15 The Critter Corner...........................18 Housing Report...............................30


Community News & Information

Homeowner Board Member.............4 Association Staff...............................5 Committee Meeting Dates................5 Calendar.........................................39


Classified Advertising.....................32 Advertiser Index..............................38 Rate Card.......................................38

Volunteer Editor: Meg Carlson PRESORTED STD U.S. POSTAGE P AID Sterling, VA Permit No. 8



EXPLORER POST 1666 Seeking new members & adult leaders

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Join us for a “First Night” Orientation Wednesday, September 10 @ 7 PM Founders Hall, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department 20688 Ashburn Road

The Explorer Program is a co-ed branch of the Boy Scouts of America's Learning for Life Program (no previous scouting experience required). Post 1666, supported by the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, promotes learning, community service, and leadership and life saving skills. Ashburn’s award winning Explorer Post has consistently participated in and won national and regional competitions. Being an Explorer offers young adults hands-on learning with lots of funfilled and challenging fire and rescue activities that promote their growth and development. Parents are encouraged to attend this orientation session. • •


Members must be 14 years old and have finished the 8th grade For further information contact Max Triola,

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President’s Report Richard Nutwell Acting President 2007–2009 Board of Directors

I am sad to report that Rick Clements, due to an unforeseen expansion of work assignments, has decided it was necessary to resign from the board. As Vice President, I have assumed the duties of President. I can’t say enough about the contributions Rick made to the board and to the Village. His extraordinary talents and superb leadership skills will be sorely missed. As President I had the honor and privilege of presenting the Volunteer of the Year award to Meg Carlson at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony, held at the Lakes Recreation Center on the 4th of July. I also had the pleasure of presenting a plaque to Mrs. Dorothy Shannon for her many contributions to the Village at a Competitive Swim Committee meeting. The Volunteer Appreciation event is held yearly at the Lakes. All members of our various committees, office staff and members of the Board of Directors are invited to this event. Good food and refreshments are provided, culminating with a great vantage point for viewing the fireworks display. It is our one systematic effort to say thanks to the numerous volunteers who make Ashburn Village much more than a place to sleep at night. It would take a great accountant to put a precise value on the time donated, but from my years of experience watching in amazement at the hundreds and hundreds of hours cheerfully donated, I would imagine our dues would be half again as much if

we needed to have a full time staff that performed these functions. So volunteers and staff, again thank you for your continuing efforts. Now, a special note to homeowners sitting on the fence and saying, “Maybe I will volunteer next year, when my life gets a little less hectic.” Well, life will probably not get less hectic, but we truly need you. Just several hours a week can make a big difference to improve some of the many programs we have in the Village. In closing, I would like to highlight some of the efforts of the two volunteers mentioned above. Meg Carlson has functioned as our Volunteer Editor of the Villager. This is a tremendous challenge. She spends numerous hours, of often deadline-compressed time, ensuring a quality publication. I note with pride the appearance of the Villager and smile when I see advertisers line up to get space, thus greatly reducing the cost of this newsletter. Again thanks, Meg. Dorothy Shannon and her wonderful family are moving out of the area. They have touched the lives of many in the Village and the surrounding area. Dorothy is a tireless volunteer in the Village and numerous other places. She served as Vice President last year and helped continue to make the Village a beautiful and exciting place to live. Of special note has been her work with the swim program. Thanks, Dorothy, for your contributions to the Village.

Richard Nutwell thanks Dorothy Shannon for her years of service on the Board of Directors.

The Villager is published monthly by the Ashburn Village Community Association, Inc., for the residents of Ashburn Village.

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Board of Directors

Board Briefs

Richard Nutwell, Vice President and Acting President

The June 24, 2008 regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was called to order at 6:00PM by Board President Rick Clements.

2006 – 2008 Term

Jennifer Horvath, Secretary

Among other business: •

Received the monthly community policing report.

Approved the May 27, 2008 Board meeting minutes.

2006–2008 Term

David Austin 703-729-0832 (home)

Discussed formation of Summer Basketball League. No decision was made.

Accepted the recommendation of the AERC for approval of sunroom addition at 44025 Florence Terrace.

Assessed the homeowner of 44150 Allderwood Terrace for a lawn and landscape violation. Association will employ its self-help remedy to correct violation if necessary and post all associated costs to homeowner’s account. Assessment will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period.

Assessed the homeowner of 44171 Allderwood Terrace for a lawn and landscape violation.

2007–2009 Term

Perry Immerman, Treasurer

2006–2008 Term

Bob Graham remainder of 2008 term

Carl M. Levine 2006 – 2008 Term

Vacant remainder of 2008 term

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Need to contact the Board? Email messages can be sent to

Board Meeting Information The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors will be held at 6:00 p.m. on August 26, 2008 at the Lakes Recreation Center, 44078 Cheltenham Circle. An agenda is posted on the website, and at both the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion and AVCA office on Courtland Drive at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Homeowners with Board business should arrive in time to sign in and will be asked to adhere to a 3-minute speaker’s limit. Contact the AVCA office at (703) 723-7910 if you have any questions.


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Ashburn Village Community Association, Inc. (703) 723-7910 Direct • (703) 478-8583 Fax • 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. • Monday – Friday

Association Staff

Management Team

Melissa Flewellyn, CMCA®, x101 General Manager and Notary Public Crishana Loritsch, CMCA®, AMS®, x102 Resident Services Manager Mark Schnupp, x104 Facilities & Grounds Manager Mary Braddock, x103 Finance & Human Resources Manager

Office Staff

Jennefer Williams, x123 Covenants Administrator Taycha Wolfries, x107 Covenants Assistant Vacant Member Services & Newsletter Coordinator Robin Jarrell, x109 Accounts Payable Katrina Bilikha, x124 Accounts Receivable Bookkeeper Adam Puffinburger Facilities & Grounds Supervisor McKane Goldizen Facilities & Grounds Assistant Neil Puffinburger Facilities & Grounds Assistant August 1, 2008

Committee Meetings

Check Village message boards and our website for any last minute changes and for important information. Message boards are located on Ashburn Village Boulevard at the Farmwell entrance of the Village near Fultonham Circle (northbound lane) and at the Rt. 7 entrance to the Village at Courtland Drive (southbound lane), as well as near the pool areas of the Mills, Lakes, and Woods Recreation Centers.

Upcoming Meetings Board of Directors (BOD)

Tuesday, August 26, 6:00 p.m. Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle (please note that during the July Board Meeting, the Board may vote not to hold an August meeting) Architectural (AERC) Tuesday, August 5, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 6:00 p.m. ACVA Office, Courtland Drive Budget & Finance (B&FC) Monday, August 18, 6:30 p.m. AVCA Office, Courtland Drive Competitive Swimming Committee (AVCSC) Thursday, August 14, 7:30 p.m. Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle Facilities & Grounds (F&GC) Monday, August 11, 6:00 p.m. Mills Recreation Center, Grottoes Drive Lakes & Ponds (L&PC) Wednesday, August 20, 7:00 p.m. Mills Recreation Center, Grottoes Drive Neighborhood Watch Tuesday, August 12, 7:00 p.m. Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle Recreation and Community Events (R&CEC) Wednesday, August 6, 7:00 p.m. Sports Pavilion Tennis (AVTC) Wednesday, August 13, 7:00 p.m. Woods Recreation Center, Louisa Drive 5

Important Numbers Ashburn Elementary School................(571) 252-2350 Ashburn Library...................................(703) 737-8100 Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department......(703) 729-0006 AVCA Office Direct Dial.....................(703) 723-7910 Fax Line.........................................(703) 478-8583 Dominion Virginia Power....................(888) 667-3000 DMV..................................................1(866) 368-5463 Loudoun Co. Animal Control..............(703) 777-0406 Loudoun Co. Board of Supervisors.....(703) 777-0204 Comment Line...............................(703) 777-0115 Loudoun Co. Chamber of Commerce...(703) 777-2176 Loudoun Co. Crime Solvers................(703) 777-1919 Loudoun Co. Game Warden.................(703) 777-0445 Loudoun Co. Health Department.........(703) 777-0236 Loudoun Co. Parks, Recreation & Community Services...........(703) 777-0343 Loudoun Co. Public Schools...............(703) 771-6400 Ashburn Elementary......................(571) 252-2350 Broad Run High School................(571) 252-2300 Dominion Trail Elementary...........(571) 252-2340 Farmwell Station Middle School......(571) 252-2320 Loudoun Co. Senior Center, Cascades.(703) 430-2397 Loudoun Co. Sheriff’s Department Administration...............................(703) 777-0407 Emergency........................................................911 Non Emergency.............................(703) 777-1021 Community Policing.............(703) 729-0581 x123 Loudoun Co. Traffic Hotline................(703) 771-5798 Loudoun Hospital Center.....................(703) 858-6000 Loudoun Co. Library Administration..(703) 777-0368 Loudoun Co. Planning Department.....(703) 777-0246 Building Permits............................(703) 777-0220 Miss Utility.......................................1 (800) 552-7001 New Vision Trash and Recycling.........(703) 830-7908 Saddle Ridge Apartments.....................(703) 729-0090 Sequoia Realty-Lakeshore Condos......(703) 723-7960 Sports Pavilion.....................................(703) 729-0581 Virginia State Police.........................1 (800) 572-4510 Washington Dulles Int’l Airport...........(703) 572-2700 Washington Gas...................................(703) 750-1000 Wingler House Apartments..................(703) 858-9507 YMCA of Loudoun County.................(703) 777-9622

Board Briefs (cont’d from page 4)

Association will employ its self-help remedy to correct violation if necessary and post all associated costs to homeowner’s account. Assessment will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period. •

Assessed the homeowner of 44175 Allderwood Terrace for a lawn and landscape violation. Association will employ its self-help remedy to correct violation if necessary and post all associated costs to homeowner’s account. Assessment will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period.

Assessed the homeowner of 43878 Chloe Terrace for a lawn and landscape violation. Assessment will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period.

43879 Chloe Terrace - Lawn & Landscaping Violation - Tabled until next meeting.

43883 Chloe Terrace - Lawn & Landscaping Violation - Tabled until next meeting.

Assessed the homeowner of 20398 Cool Fern Square for a lawn and landscaping violation. Association will employ its self-help remedy to correct violation if necessary and post all associated costs to homeowner’s account. Assessment will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period.

Assessed the homeowner of 44059 Florence Terrace for a lawn and landscape violation. Assessment will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period.

44133 Paget Terrace - Lawn & Landscaping Violation - CURED.

Assessed the homeowner of 44509 Potter Terrace for a lawn and landscape violation. Assessment will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period.

44077 Rising Sun Terrace - Lawn & Landscaping Violation - CURED.

43920 Bonlee Square - Property Maintenance Violation – CURED.

Assessed the homeowner of 43926 Bonlee Square for a property maintenance violation. Assessment Continued on next page


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Board Briefs (cont’d)

will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period.

Assessed the homeowner of 43942 Bonlee Square for a property maintenance violation. Assessment will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period.

Assessed the homeowner of 43984 Bonlee Square for a property maintenance violation. Assessment will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period.

Assessed the homeowner of 43857 Chloe Terrace for a property maintenance violation. Assessment will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period.

Assessed the homeowner of 43861 Chloe Terrace for a property maintenance violation. Assessment will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period.

Assessed the homeowner of 43870 Chloe Terrace for a property maintenance violation. Assessment will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period.

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43883 Chloe Terrace - Property Maintenance Violation - Tabled until next meeting.

Assessed the homeowner of 21079 Pickerelweed Terrace for a property maintenance violation. Assessment will be waived if the violation is cured within compliance period.

Assessed the homeowner of 20385 Alta Vista Way for a trash and recycling violation. Assessment will be held in abeyance for one year and if another violation occurs within a year, the assessment will be posted to the homeowner’s account immediately.

43870 Chloe Terrace - Trash & Recycling Violation - Tabled until next meeting.

Assessed the homeowner of 43905 Chloe Terrace for a trash and recycling violation. Assessment will be held in abeyance for one year and if another violation occurs within a year, the assessment will be posted to the homeowner’s account immediately.

Assessed the homeowner of 44031 Florence Terrace for a trash and recycling violation to be posted to the homeowner’s account immediately. Continued on next page


Board Briefs (cont’d)

44036 Choptank Terrace - Request for Extension for Repairs - No action taken.

Received request from homeowner on Chloe Terrace to have reserved spaces re-painted and for numbering schemes to be modified to show lot numbers instead of street addresses.

Received the Board President’s report.

Received Treasurer’s report.

Received Finance Manager’s report regarding 2009 budget process.

Reviewed the Budget and Finance Committee Minutes from June 16, 2008 meeting.

Received the AVSP Report.

Approved purchase of cardio equipment with a total cost not to exceed $137,000.

Approved AVSP Annual Maintenance Period Timeline.

Approved use of Lakes swimming pool for Aqua Jets on July 17, 2008 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Approved 2008 Annual Meeting schedule.

Discussed committee charter revisions.

Received General Manager’s report.

Received Facilities and Grounds Manager’s report.

Received Resident Services Manager’s report.

Received Committee reports.

Adjourned into Executive Session at 9:05 p.m. to discuss personnel matters.

Reconvened out of Executive Session at 9:30 p.m.

Adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

Please remember: Lot by Lot Inspections began in April. Please take a look at your property, and if you see some items that need to be cleaned up or repaired, we greatly appreciate your assistance in taking care of these items. Any help from our residents is helpful to us! ~Your Ashburn Village Community Association Covenants Staff

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Around the Village Crishana Loritsch, CMCA®, AMS® Resident Services Manager (703) 723-7910, x102 What a hot summer it’s been thus far. It reminds me of a certain song lyric which goes, “It’s getting hot in here…” Since the Villager is a family friendly publication, I won’t complete the lyric but you get the picture. Don’t let the heat get to you. Take a long stroll around the lakes after the sun sets or take a dip in one of the Association’s pools. You’ll be glad you did. Show Stopper Lawns So far we’ve only had two entries for the Lawn and Landscape Showcase. Don’t be shy. This is your time to show off all of your hard work and the fruits of your labor. Don’t have a green thumb, so you hired a professional landscaper? Show off the fact that you have “vision” and allowed someone else to do the backbreaking work. Entries are still being accepted at Showcase winners will be announced in the September 2008 Villager.

Safety Reminders The Association, in conjunction with our Community Policing Officer, makes every effort to maintain a secure environment in our community, but there is only so much we’re authorized to do. Unfortunately, illegal entries into homes in our area—and others—happen from time to time. Residents can do more to protect themselves and their property than the Association can. Here are a few common-sense suggestions for reducing your chances of being the target of burglary: • Install double-cylinder, dead-bolt locks on your outside doors and include a reinforced strike plate to strengthen the doorframe. • Lock all doors and windows no matter how briefly you’ll be out of the house. • Install bars or lock pins on sliding doors and windows. These are available at local hardware or discount stores. Some mechanisms allow you to lock a sliding window or door in a partially open position so you can enjoy fresh air securely while you’re at home. However, if you go out, close the window and lock it. • That old trick of hiding a key somewhere outside your home is a bad idea. Burglars—or anyone who may have seen you hiding the key—will know where to Continued on next page

2008 Lot by Lot Inspection Update By the time this issue of the Villager reaches your mailbox, the Covenants Department will have inspected 45% of the Village. We anticipate completing another 15% of the Village inspections by August 31. As a service to our homeowners, we are pleased to announce the August 2008 inspection calendar. The schedule may vary based upon inclement weather. Week of August 4 Bruceton Mills Cox Mill Gala Circle Fowlers Mill Lords Valley Menges Mill

Week of August 11 Adirondack Appalachian Vista Mossy Glen Tavern Tioga Tippecanoe

Week of August 18 Bitterroot Cripple Creek Footstep Litchfield Tyler Too

Week of August 25 Andreas Bozman Cheltenham Cowgill Crab Orchard Crucible Frugality

A reminder to our residents—if you see our Covenants Team out and about performing inspections, while we welcome the opportunity to greet you, please understand that Association policy prevents staff from discussing preliminary inspection results while out in the field. Questions regarding the inspection process can be directed to me at 703-723-7910 ext. 102. Your cooperation during this process is greatly appreciated. August 1, 2008


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find it. Instead, give a key to a neighbor or a nearby family member. • “John, I’ve gone to pick up your sister. I’ll be home at 3:30. —Mom” This note also means, “Burglar, this house will be unoccupied for 45 minutes. Help yourself.” Don’t ever leave notes like this. • If you’re going to be out of the house for a short time, leave a television or radio on to create a sense of activity and presence. • If you’re going to be away for a longer time, such as a vacation, take a few simple precautions to keep your home from looking empty. Ask a neighbor to collect your mail and keep the door and porch clear of delivery notices, newspapers and fliers. Don’t forget to make arrangements for your lawn to be mowed as well. Overgrown lawns can indicate no one’s around. Pick up several electric timers at the local discount store, and use them to turn lights, a television or radios on and off at various times during the day and evening. Let your neighbors know how to reach you in case there’s an emergency.

are recovered, and will aid in making an insurance claim if they aren’t. It doesn’t take much to discourage a burglar. He succeeds on opportunity, and if your home doesn’t offer a good opportunity, he’ll move on to one that does. Abandoned/Vacant/Foreclosed Properties The recent housing crisis occurring nationwide has surfaced here in the Village. While it has not affected Village homeowners to the same degree as other areas in Loudoun County, some of our neighbors have been affected. Unfortunately it has left several homes in the Village with overgrown lawns, abandoned vehicles, and in various states of disrepair. The Association is working to ensure compliance with respect to these homes. We ask residents to continue to exercise patience with the due process procedures mandated by the Property Owners Act of Virginia, which typically takes 4-6 weeks. Once the due process has been accomplished, the Association is free to exercise its Self-Help Remedy to cure the violations. Feel free to contact me at should you have any questions regarding this issue. Thanks for reading and here’s to a great August!

• Marking your valuable personal property won’t prevent it from being stolen, but it will help you get it back if it is. Engrave your driver’s license number on items in a hidden area. Check with the local fire department, police station or library to borrow an engraver. They’re also available at large discount stores and are worth the investment if you have many items to mark. Photographing the item (and the engraved marking, if possible) will make it easier to retrieve your items from the police if they

Now Notarizing! The Ashburn Village Community Association is happy to announce that Notary Services are now available to Village residents – FREE! Residents must be in good standing with no balances due. Not a resident of The Village? That’s okay; Notary Services are available for a minimal fee of $2 per document. Please call ahead for an appointment at 703-723-7910. 10

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Lakeshore Condominium News

Lakeshore Condominium Office 44190 Natalie Terrace Ashburn, VA 20147 Office Telephone: (703) 723-7960 Office Fax: (703) 723-7961 Site Manager: Susan Londos E-mail Address:

Lakeshore Condominium Board of Directors Meeting The next scheduled Board of Directors meeting will be Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 6:30pm in the Lakeshore Condominium Clubhouse All Lakeshore Condominium Homeowners are encouraged to attend.

Annual Board Elections During the June Board of Directors Meeting, the 2008 Annual Meeting date was set to be held on October 23, 2008 beginning at 6:00pm at the Lakes Recreation Center.

This year, the homeowners of Ashburn Village will elect six homeowners to the Board. Only property owners in good standing with the Association can run for the Board and participate in the Annual Meeting process. Of the six Directors elected this year, four will serve until October 2010, and the two successful candidates with the least number of votes will serve until October 2009 (filling out the terms of Rick Clements and Dorothy Shannon, former members of the Board of Directors). Jennifer Horvath, who was elected last year, will complete the final year of her two-year term. On page 12 you’ll find a Candidate Nominating Petition. Any property owner interested in running for the Board should submit a completed petition by September 15th. Contact Melissa Flewellyn at the AVCA office at (703) 723-7910 x101 for additional information about the Board elections process. Portions of future editions of The Villager will be dedicated to providing you with the information about the candidates who have decided to run for the Board. This will be your opportunity to read all about these homeowners and their ideas for Ashburn Village. Candidate information will also be posted on the AVCA website at

Storage Rooms Reminder: The items stored in your storage bins in storage rooms must have 18” clearance from top of stacked items to ceiling (buildings with sprinklers) or 24” clearance from top of stacked items to ceiling (buildings without sprinklers). Please do not leave items in the hallway areas of the storage rooms. Propane Tanks and Gas Cans Reminder: Propane tanks and Gas cans are not allowed anywhere on the property. Air Conditioners Please be sure to clean out the condensation tube of your air conditioning unit regularly. August 1, 2008


Board of Directors Candidate Nominating Petition 2008 – 2010 Term Ashburn Village Community Association, Inc. 44025 Courtland Drive, Ashburn, Virginia 20147 Main Number: (703) 723-7910 Email: Fax: (703) 478-8583 Nominating Petition Requirements: (1) Candidate must own property in Ashburn Village; (2) Be a member in good standing with the Association; (3) Be willing to serve on the Board for the 2008-2010 term; (4) Obtain five Ashburn Village property owner signatures; (5) Sign and return this form to the Association by September 15, 2008.


(Please print)


# of Years in Village

Street Address City


(A/C) Telephone/Cell Number

E-mail Address



(Please print) The questions provided below have been developed by the Elections Committee. Questions and answers are subject to publication in The Villager, on the AVCA website and/or the AVCA Annual Meeting package. A copy of these answers can also be submitted electronically to . 1. Why are you running for the Board? 2. How do you view the role of a Director?

3. How will you gain a sense of how the various residential neighborhoods (e.g., single family, townhome, condo, 55+) view a particular issue? 4. How would you balance the need for maintaining the Village’s amenities while controlling annual assessments? 5. Do you or your children participate in programming at the Sports Pavilion? 6. What experience, professionally and personally, will guide you as a Director on the Board? I am a member in good standing. My signature below attests to my willingness to service on the Ashburn Village Community Association Board of Directors for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 terms. Property Owner (1) Signature & Address: Property Owner (2) Signature & Address: Property Owner (3) Signature & Address: Property Owner (4) Signature & Address: Property Owner (5) Signature & Address: Candidate Signature


Please also provide a brief candidacy letter to the community and photo suitable for publication with this petition. The Association reserves the right to edit any submitted information for length. Mail or deliver all documents to: Resident Services Manager, 44025 Courtland Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147 or or call (703) 723-7910, x101 for more information.

Form Effective 2008


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Do Your Part to Keep our Streams & the Chesapeake Bay Clean - Fertilize Cool Season Lawns in the Fall Proper fertilization leads to healthy lawns and reduces the chance of fertilizers reaching our groundwater or being washed into our streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Research has shown a properly fertilized lawn actually reduces the amount of nitrate in the groundwater because the extensive root system developed as a result of proper fertilization utilizes the nutrients more efficiently and allows less to leach through the soil. In addition, a strong root system can make the lawn more resistant to summer drought.

Testing your soil gives you a reference starting point. The purpose of a soil test is to supply you with information you need to make a wise fertilizer choice. This helps save money and resources and prevents the addition of nutrients your soil doesn’t need. A soil test from Virginia Tech University will provide information on pH, available phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium. Forms and sample boxes are available from the Loudoun Extension Office or at your local library. The test results will also provide nitrogen recommendations

and, if needed, lime recommendations. Lawns grow best with a pH of 6.2 - 6.5. That is, the nutrients are most available to the grass plants in this pH range. Most soils in Virginia require lime to raise the pH to this desired level. Soil testing should be done every three - four years. Fertilizers are identified by their analysis, that is, the three numbers on the bag. The numbers refer to the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus (expressed as P2O5), and potassium (expressed as K2O) in the fertilizer. A 100 pound bag of 29-4-8 contains 29% nitrogen, 4% phosphate, and 8% potash, or converted to weight, 29 pounds nitrogen, 4 pounds phosphate, and 8 pounds potash. The rest is inert ingredients, included to help distribute the nutrients evenly. In Loudoun County mostly cool-season grasses (bluegrass, fescue, ryegrass) are grown, and fertilizer is best applied in the fall. Applications can be made in September, October, and November. Splitting the total yearly amount of fertilizer into three applications is recommended to minimize the potential for leaching. When applying fertilizer, avoid getting it on paved surfaces, if you do, sweep it back into the lawn to prevent it from washing into storm drains, which flow directly to our streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Advantages of fall fertilization are: increased density, increased root growth, decreased spring mowing, improved fall to spring color, decreased weed problems, increased drought tolerance, and decreased summer disease. This will help the lawn green up faster in the spring and make it more tolerant of heat and drought stress. Your responsibility in using fertilizers safely and effectively results in a healthier lawn and better water quality. If you have questions on lawn fertilization or other horticulture topics, contact the Loudoun County Master Gardener Volunteer Help Desk Office at 703-771-5150,, or stop by 30 Catoctin Circle SE, Suite B (Wachovia Bank Building), Leesburg. Many Virginia Cooperative Extension turf publications are available online at Debbie D. Dillion, Urban Horticulturist Loudoun Cooperative Extension

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B RINGING N ATIVE P LANTS AND W ILDLIFE INTO THE M ANAGED L ANDSCAPE Loudoun County Master Gardener Volunteers invite the public to attend a FREE monthly meeting

August 7, 2008

Loudoun Extension Office 30-B Catoctin Circle, SE (Wachovia Bank Building) Leesburg

7:00 p.m.

Elaine Franklin, Audubon Society of Northern Virginia Naturalist, Audubon at Home Program, will address the topic, “Bringing Native Plants and Wildlife into the Managed Landscape”. Elaine’s talk will tell us how we can practice environmentally friendly landscaping on all sizes of property: from multi-acre woods and lawns to balconies and patios. The presentation introduces the five Audubon at Home principles, which help protect and conserve our water and natural resources while providing needed habitat for native wildlife right in our communities. Elaine is an active environmentalist in our area, leading many field activities and bringing a wealth of experience to her profession and her topic. For more information visit the Loudoun County Master Gardener website: or call the Loudoun Extension Office if you have questions at 703-777-0373. Debbie Dillion coordinates the Master Gardener Volunteer program. If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify Debbie Dillion, Loudoun Extension Office at 703-777-0373/TDD* during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Mark McCann, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Alma C. Hobbs, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.


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August Gardening Tips • Clean up fallen rose and peony leaves. They can harbor disease and insect pests over the winter if allowed to remain on the ground. • Root cuttings of woody shrubs and evergreens, such as azaleas, holly, and hydrangea, at this time of year. •If azaleas look chlorotic (pale-green to yellow), check soil pH. They need acid soil because alkalinity locks up iron needed for green color. Sulfur reduces soil pH. • Leaf miner larvae tunnel inside leaves, leaving whitish trails as they move about. Holly, boxwood, and locust are particularly susceptible to damage. • Powdery mildew diseases attack a great many ornamentals, most often in late summer when the days are warm and nights are cool. Some mildews, particularly those on roses, apples, and cherries, also are increased by high humidity. Prevention by proper cultural techniques is the first defense. Grow resistant varieties; space and prune plants to improve aeration and lessen shading; water early in the day and at the base rather than on leaves; and reduce nitrogen applications to avoid excessive, late-season growth. • Water shrubs deeply once a week during August. Many plants, including azaleas and rhododendrons, are starting buds for next season’s bloom at this time. Immature berries of hollies and pyracantha may drop if the plants are water stressed.

August Gardening Tips – Turfgrass • Plants signal their need for water - turfgrass lies flat after being walked on and many plants lose their shine and droop a little. • If you irrigate your lawn, consider reducing overall lawn size to save water. For example, try joining trees into beds with shrubs and ground covers. Also, try to eliminate hard-to-irrigate lawn areas such as narrow strips between a walkway and a building, or irregularly shaped areas.

• Be sure to mow the lawn before going on vacation. If you will be gone over two weeks, arrange to have it cut while you are away. If you don’t, too much of the top growth will be removed at the next mowing. Removal of more than 1/3 of the growth at one time weakens the plant. • Plan to rejuvenate or plant home lawns in the fall. • If you wish to kill grass and weeds growing through cracks in patios, garden walks, or driveways, use caution. Many weed killers will leach into surrounding areas and damage your ornamentals or lawn. Pulling the weeds is the safest action, but you may choose to use a herbicide, such as one containing glyphosate.

• When watering lawns during hot weather, do it early in the morning. Otherwise, much of the water will evaporate from the grass before the plants get to use it. To further avoid excess evaporation, use a sprinkler that produces large drops of water instead of a fine mist. • To maintain a healthy lawn and reduce the potential for water contamination, it is important to fertilize at the right time. Fertilize cool-season lawns (Kentucky bluegrass, fescue, ryegrass) in the fall. August 1, 2008


Swim Team Registration is Underway!

The Blue Wave Swim Team is Ashburn Village’s yearround swim team. The team is a member of Potomac Valley Swimming and USA Swimming. Under the leadership of Head Coach Mike Kraeuter, the team focuses on the development of the swimmer as a whole person and not just as a swimmer. The team is split into several age groups based on age and ability. The team offers a developmental program in its Prep 1 and Prep

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2 age groups. Practice days and times are based on age groups and swimmer ability and are held at the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion. Each swimmer is encouraged to compete in several meets during the season. The majority of the team practices and competes from September through April for the short course season, with meets held in a 25 meter pool. The older age groups continue from April through July for the long course season, with meets held in a 50 meter pool. Have any questions? Ready to sign up for the team? Please contact Assistant Head Coach, Kira Oliver via phone (703-729-0581) or e-mail (coachkira@ashburnvillage. org). You can also access forms and information on our website at

Fall Youth Hockey Leagues

Sign up today to Learn...

Consistent Ice Times Awards for all Participants Jerseys and Socks Provided

Power Skating - Puck Control Passing - Shooting - Scoring Scrimmage Play - Basic Hockey Rules Call

703-858-0300 for more information about our Hockey Programs

To Register Go Online or Stop by our Front Desk Spaces Fill Quickly!

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Way To Go Aqua Jets! The Ashburn Village Aqua Jets, which is Ashburn Village’s summer swim team, is in hot pursuit of the Colonial Swim League Championship. Under secondyear Coach Andy Price, the team has won its first four meets this season and is guaranteed at least a second place finish in the league (consisting of 30 teams overall). A season final showdown against rival team, The Broadlands, will determine the overall champion. Both teams are 4 – 0 with one meet remaining. The squad continues to grow in strength as well as in numbers with approximately 200 swimmers involved in the program. Ages range from under 6 up to 18 years old. The top three swimmers in each age group

(both male and female) swim on Saturdays, while the other swimmers compete in Wednesday developmental meets. This year, our Little Squirts (ages 6 years and under) have participated in meets as well. Several members of the team have set individual event records this season as well as setting several relay records. With several swimmers coming from our yearround Blue Wave Swim Team program, as well as other up-and-coming stars, the future looks bright as the Aqua Jets soar! The team will participate in a divisional swim meet, which will determine All-Star selections. We look forward to reporting the group’s successes and individual achievements in the future. Go Aqua Jets!!!

AQUA JETS Win Relay Carnival

Congratulations to the Ashburn Village Aqua Jets for winning the Colonial Swim League Relay Carnival, held annually at the Sugarland Run Aquatic Center. The Aqua Jets ran away with the relay championship, racking up over 450 points. Franklin Farm finished second with 370 points, and Burke Center finished third out of a field of 20 teams. Way to go Aqua Jets!!!

Special accolades go to the group of 9 – 10’s mixed-gender freestyle relay. Austin Chen, Will Sherman, Helena Wang, and Andi Mark broke a four-year league record. Great job!!!

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The Critter Corner by Dr. Steve Velling Ashburn Village Animal Hospital

“The Tick-ing Lyme Bomb”

One of our patients came in several weeks ago, a beautiful Golden Retriever who was normally full of life, but that day he was extremely limp and weak. His vital signs were all good, but he was very stiff and sore in his knees, hips and elbows. I asked the owner about any previous episodes like this, and he said he didn’t know of any, and with further examination, we found a few small ticks on the dog. The owner did mention that they hadn’t been putting any tick preventives on “Buddy” as it was still cold outside, so I ordered a test, which confirmed Lyme Disease. There is, in my opinion, an epidemic of Lyme going on in this area. Loudoun County has the highest incidence of Lyme in all of Virginia, and in fact, we estimated that about one in 4 dogs that we test are positive for Lyme. If you are unfamiliar with Lyme, as I was when I first moved to this area 11 years ago, then I’ll go over the basics. Lyme Disease is a microscopic organism passed by deer ticks. Deer ticks are much smaller than common dog ticks. They are the size of a pinhead, which can make them difficult to detect. They are found, of course, where there are large populations


of deer. So when you see those deer on the side of Route 7, you can understand why Lyme is such a problem in this area. The symptoms are variable, which can make it a challenging disease to diagnose, but the most common signs to look for are fatigue, fever, lameness and loss of appetite. Some dogs don’t show any of these signs, which catches people off guard when they test positive. Sometimes even indoor lapdogs test positive, apparently picking up a tick on their rare outings outside. Interestingly, cats seem immune to Lyme. The best defense against Lyme is to prevent the bite in the first place. Topical agents such as Frontline Plus and Advantix are great, and only need to be applied monthly. There is also an effective vaccine against Lyme as well. If by chance you see a tick on your dog, use fine-point tweezers to get as close to the skin as possible in order to remove as much of the tick as you can. DON’T crush or squeeze the tick, or cover it with Vaseline, or burn it off with a match or cigarette. If caught early enough, Lyme may be cleared from a dog. But since it can lay dormant for a while, a dog may have had Lyme for months prior to diagnosis, making it difficult to eradicate. Fortunately, most dogs respond well enough to antibiotics (typically doxycycline) to at least control the symptoms. So be on tick alert, and have a safe, fun summer! Till next time, Dr. Steve

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Pavilion News

“Sports, Fitness, & Lots of Fun� Hours of Operation Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday

5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Policy Reminders 20585 Ashburn Village Boulevard (703) 729-0581 www.ashburnsportspavilion.

Members are required to present their membership card upon entering the Pavilion. If a card is not presented the member may buy a new card for $3 or pay a guest fee of $10. Guests must be accompanied by a member, register at the front desk and sign in. Guest fees: $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years old.

The information provided here is courtesy of the Sports Pavilion. Questions regarding programs, dates or times should be directed to the Pavilion. The editor is not responsible for conflicts between The Villager publication date and AVSP program dates. Members should always ask about upcoming programs when at the Pavilion or visit the AVSP website at

es... AVSP Introduces...

AVSP Summer Feature Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion Maintenance Period August 25-29

The annual week of closing the Pavilion for cleaning and repairs is scheduled for Monday, August 25 - Friday, August 29. During this time, the facility will not be available for use. This year, the AVSP Fitness Staff will be offering some Group Exercise classes at the other recreation centers to encourage our members to stay active while the facility is not available. The limited Group Exercise Schedule of Close Week classes is available at the AVSP Front D e s k , o r o n l i n e a t

The AVSP will reopen on Saturday, August 30th. Among our many repairs and updates that will be accomplished during this week, upon reopening, members will be thrilled to find brand new cardio equipment available for use!

Labor Day Hours The Sports Pavilion will be operating on weekend hours of 7am8pm on Monday, September 1st.

AVSP Summer Feature

All regular classes are cancelled on Labor Day and KidZone will bePavilion closed. Village Sports

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Ashburn Maintenance Period August 25-29


The annual week of closing the Pavilion The AVSP will reopen on Saturday, Auth

Are you a swim instructor? Contact us today. Movie Under the Stars

Doggie Pool Party


Join the AVSP community! fun!

Saturday, August 23

Come to the Lakes Recreation Amphitheatre at dark and watch a family-friendly movie on a Giant Inflatable Screen!

Saturday, September 13th 9am-12pm Bring your dog to the AVSP pool for a fun morning swim! Day: Saturday, Sept. 13th Time: 9am-12pm Cost: $10 per dog Location: AVSP Outdoor Pool

When: Saturday, August 23rd Time: Dark (around 8:30pm) Cost: FREE! What to Bring: Blankets, chairs, non- Registration: Owners are required to alcoholic beverages provide a current certificate of rabies inoculation. A current Loudoun County Concessions will be sold by Cub dog license tag must be securely atScout Pack #1158. tached and visible on the collar of each dog. Owners are responsible for cleanFor more information on Movie Night, ing up after their dogs. please contact Cam Miller, Activities Director a t Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs must

Volleyball Clinic August 18th-22nd

This intense, 5-day clinic will be held Monday-Friday for 2 hours each day. The clinics are designed to teach essential skills and exercises, hold scrimmages between players, run drills, and more. Days: Time: Ages: Cost:

Mon., Aug 18th - Fri., Aug. 22nd 4-6pm Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders Residents $65 Non-Residents $80

remain leashed at all times when not in the pool.

Blood Drive

Monday, August 11th 5-9pm The INOVA Bloodmobile will be in the AVSP parking lot on Monday, August 11th. Appointment times are available at the AVSP Front Desk.

Call or stop by the AVSP Front Desk to make your life-saving appointment For more information about the clinics today! For more information, please contact Lauren Shaver, Fitness contact Cam Miller, Activities Director, Director, at 703-729-0581 ext 114 or at 703-729-0581 ext 112. register today at the front desk.


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Reminders and Extras!

AVSP Tidbits Pilates Reformer Mini Session

Ashburn Village Pools: Season Closing Dates

Three sessions with Olena. Classes are limited to four people. This mini session is for all individuals interested in learning and/or improving Pilates Reformer exercises.

Where did the summer go??? The final day of the 2008 summer season for the Lakes, Mills & Woods pools will be Monday, September 1st. The Pavilion outdoor pool’s last day will be Sunday, Sept 7th.


Sundays August 10th, 17th & 31st Time: 4pm Cost: $65 for 3 classes or $45 for 1 class

If you have questions regarding the end of pool season, please contact Lisa Wojahn, Aquatics Director, at 703For more information, please contact 729-0581 ext 116. Lauren Shaver, Fitness Director at 703-729-0581 ext 114. Seminar: Healthy Aging Registration is going on now!

VillageFest ‘08

Friday, Sept 26 Saturday, Sept 27 VillageFest is coming soon! Bring out the family for food, rides, music and fun! Please check the September Villager, the Pavilion Front Desk or for more information on VillageFest, including event schedules, ticket prices and facility hours. For more information on VillageFest, please contact Cam Miller, Activities Director at

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From Sept 2-5, the Pavilion pool hours will be 4:30-8:30pm. The marina closes September 1st.

Saturday, August 2nd

Are you doing everything you can to prolong your life? Join this seminar and learn details staying healthy as you age. Topics and tips covered will include: Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Tobacco Avoidance, Mental Wellness & Detection Methods. Day: Saturday, August 2nd Time: 9-10am Cost: $5 per person. Location: Mills Recreation Center Don’t miss this life-saving seminar! Registration is going on now at the AVSP Front Desk. For more information, please contact Karen Parks, Program Manager, at 703-7290581 ext 105. 21

Please visit to download the Pavilion’s latest Group Exercise, Gymnasium, and Indoor Pool schedules.

Teen Weight Training Certification Class

Living healthy and fit!

August Schedule

Extreme Exercise

Wednesdays, 5:30am

Extreme Exercise is a fitness boot camp This certification course is required of that is guaranteed to whip you into all members ages 12-15, in order to shape. This fast paced, high intensity use the fitness center with parental course combines cardiovascular training and core work into one heart-pumping supervision. class. All participants are encouraged 14-15 Year Olds to work at their own pace. Days: Tuesday & Thursday August 5th & 7th Day: Wednesdays Time: 4:30-5:30pm Time: 5:30am Cost: $13 Cost: $10 for drop-in 12-13 Year Olds Days: Tuesday& Thursday August 12th & 14th Time: 4:30-5:30pm Cost: $13

Must register in person at the Front Desk. Payment is due before class.

For more information on Extreme Exercise, please contact Lauren Shaver, Registration is going on now at the Fitness Director, at 703-729-0581 ext 114. AVSP Front Desk.

AVSP Welcomes Merv Marks, Personal Trainer Merv Marks has been training clients of all ages and fitness levels for over 10 years. Merv holds an Optimum Performance Training Certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is also a level II coach under the United States Amateur Boxing Association. Merv has spent several years in the health club environment working with the general public to achieve fitness and life goals. He is a highly motivated and dedicated trainer with a solid foundation in all aspects of training from corrective and functional exercising to strength & conditioning along with sports performance enhancement. Merv is also very skilled with weight loss and weight management. Merv believes laughter can heal almost anything so be prepared to have a good time while you begin to look and feel how you have always wanted. To schedule a Personal Training appointment with Merv, please call 703-7290581 ext 114 or sign up at the AVSP Front Desk.


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Calling All Neighbors Block Party! In recognition of Neighborhood Watch National Night Out Tuesday, August 5, 2008

and in an effort to become familiar with your surroundings and build an even stronger community, the Neighborhood Watch Committee is encouraging neighbors to bond together for cluster block parties throughout the Village. Would you like to host a Block Party to help meet your neighbors and raise awareness in your community? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to foster a sense of community with your neighbors! Send in photos of your block party showing your community spirit and your group may be eligible to win prizes to help sponsor future parties in your neighborhood. Would you like to host a block party? For more information contact: Crishana Loritsch, Resident Services Manager, Or Tim Tynyk, Chairperson, NHWC,

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AVSP Junior Summer Tennis Camp So far, the first weeks of AVSP Junior Summer Tennis Camp have been sold out successes. Patrick Sloyan, AVSP Head Tennis Professional and Camp Director, leads a team of young tennis coaches who instruct campers on basic stroke techniques, match play and score keeping. Campers are learning to play tennis in a fun environment, which includes Crazy Hat Day, Joke Day, Prize Day and Tournament Day. Camp includes snack breaks, “bug juice” breaks, and tennis games such as Ghost in the Graveyard, Around Australia, King of

the Court, Mouse in the House and Alligator. Campers are also offered an optional swim break. The program runs for 10 sessions ending on August 28th. Three different programs are being offered to accommodate different age and skill levels: Tennis for Tots; Beginner/Advanced Beginner; and Intermediate/ Advanced. Space is filling up quickly, so register today at the AVSP front desk!

Virginia District Adult Tennis Championships Two AVSP women’s USTA tennis teams are headed to the Virginia District Adult Championship. The Slice Girls, a 3.5 team captained by Marla Jackson-Carreras and Jackie Tompkins, finished their season 10 -1. They won the Loudoun Tennis League championship on June 26, 2008 by beating another AVSP team, the Net Players, 4-1. AVSP tennis professionals Ken Whitaker, Branden Beets and Albert Asiedu-Ofei coach the Slice Girls. 24

Simply called Ashburn #3, a 2.5 team with a 9 -1 record, also won the Loudoun Tennis League. Kerry Smith and Rhonda McCummings are the team captains. Ashburn #3’s coaches are AVSP tennis professionals, Ken Whitaker and Branden Beets. The Virginia District Adult Championship will be held at Huntington Park Tennis facility in Newport News, Virginia, on July 11 - 14. The Ashburn Villager

Notes from Your Neighbors . . .

experiencing one or more of the following symptoms: weakness, nausea /vomiting, fainting, fast heart beat, muscle aches/headaches, flushed skin and sweating. If the skin is HOT and DRY and the individual can no longer sweat, this is a serious condition – Call 911. Prevention!!! • Hydrate, Hydrate – Drink lots of WATER – not alcohol drinks or caffeinated drinks • Cool the environment, avoid long exposure times in the heat

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department Safety News from Terry Traumasaurus

• Wear a hat & loose clothing • Time outings to when the temperature/humidity have dropped – early mornings or evenings • Be sure to check in on senior friends who may live alone – just in case.  evere symptoms are a medical emergency and may S require rapid cooling, oxygen, intravenous therapy – and trained medical assistance. Call 911.

Yes, Virginia, it is hot, Hot, HOT….the “dog days” of late summer are upon us. We certainly can’t control the weather, but we can prevent heat-related injuries through information, education, and prevention. We do know that greater than 200 heat-related victims die in the USA each year. Most are 50 years or older, but we often see heat problems in the very young. In Ashburn, the AVFRD is frequently called for someone on a golf course, softball field or outdoor concert who is

Fire fighter trainees Ross Monroe, Devin Urban and Mike McGoff at a recent training burn

Interested in becoming a firefighter/EMT? We are always looking for new members. We NEED You!! We promise great job satisfaction – being there and trained to help your friends and neighbors when they need you! FREE training!

My friends & I attended the Leesburg 4th of July parade – were you there? August 1, 2008

Call 703-729-0006, or stop by the fire station & pick up an application. The Prospective Member Meeting is held the last Tuesday of every month, 7 PM at the AVFRD, 20688 Ashburn Road. Continued on next page 25

Explorer Post 1666 is recruiting …. Join us for a “First Night” Orientation Wednesday, September 10 @ 7 PM Founders Hall, Ashburn Vol. Fire Rescue Dept. 20688 Ashburn Road

The Explorer Program is a co-ed branch of the Boy Scouts of America’s Learning for Life Program (no previous scouting experience required). Post 1666, supported by the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, promotes learning, community service, and leadership and life saving skills. Pancake Breakfast – the FIRST Sunday of every month. Join us for “Kid’s Corner”. Every month will feature a new surprise, a visit by a special guest, a craft project, etc. As always there is an opportunity for child and adult to tour the fire engines and ambulances that protect you every day.

Ashburn’s award winning Explorer Post has consistently participated in and won national and regional competitions. Being an Explorer offers young adults hands-on learning with lots of funfilled and challenging fire and rescue activities that promote their growth and development. Parents are encouraged to attend this orientation session. • Must be 14 years old and have finished the 8th grade.

For further information contact Max Triola, If you have a youth group that requires community service hours, Thank you again for helping us increase community awareness! contact Debbie @ dldevito@yahoo. com. Snow/Weather cancellations: Karleen Hagan, Chair (703) 729-2103 703-729-0006. Barbara J Murphy, (703) 729-2051


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New Patients Always Welcome Emergency Care Available August 1, 2008

Personalized Care a Quality Location

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OUTDOOR POOL SCHEDULE The Lakes, Mills, and Woods pools will open at 11:00 am and will close at 8:30 pm. The Sports Pavilion outdoor pool will open at 9:30 am and close at 7:30 pm. Here is the schedule for the coming summer.

Lakes, Mills, and Woods Facilities: Open: 11:00 am daily Close: 8:30 pm daily

Sports Pavilion:

Monday through Friday Open: 9:30 am Close: 8:30 pm Saturday and Sunday Open: 9:30 am Close: 7:30 pm Please take a look at the pool rules on page 29. You can also find them on our website at

FREE GUEST PASS CARDS for the Woods, Mills and Lakes pools are now available at the AVCA office. The cards are issued one to a Household and are valid for five Free guest visits. Passes must be picked up by the homeowner with proof of residency. Passes will not be issued to owners not in good standing. 28

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Swimming Pool Rules The Lifeguards and Manager-on-Duty (MOD) have the authority to enforce more stringent rules than those listed here to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of all participants. Participants not abiding by these rules may be asked to leave the facility and may also be subject to suspension or termination of facility privileges.

Pool Closings

In addition to Loudoun County and State of Virginia Health Code Standards, the pool will be closed for the following reasons: • Operational and mechanical difficulties affecting pool water quality. • D uring severe weather conditions (heavy rain, lightning, and thunder) and warnings, especially when visibility to the pool bottom is compromised (deck also closed). • For 30 minutes following the last occurrence of thunder or lightning (deck also closed). • For a period of time following any mishap that results in feces or vomit in the pool water.

Appropriate Behavior • All swimmers MUST shower before entering the pool.

• Proper swim wear is required, which does NOT include jeans, cutoffs, or thongs. • NO PETS are allowed in the pool or on the pool deck. • NO GLASS, ALCOHOL, or TOBACCO is permitted anywhere in the pool area. Possession of alcohol will result in immediate expulsion. • Food is NOT allowed in the pool area except in designated eating areas. Non-alcoholic drinks in non-glass containers are permitted. • A udio equipment must be used with personal headphones in pool and locker room areas. • Swimmers MUST stay off lap lanes, ropes, safety lines and lifeguard stands. • Please refrain from distracting the Lifeguards while on duty – they are here for your safety. • Inappropriate behavior such as running, pushing, wrestling, excessive splashing, standing or sitting on shoulders, or spitting of water is NOT allowed and may result in expulsion from the pool area. • Children, ages five and older, MUST use their gender appropriate changing room. • Private parties cannot be accommodated. • Swim aides, floatable objects, and pool toys will be allowed at the Lifeguard’s or MOD’s discretion. • All children who are not toilet trained MUST wear approved swimmers’ diapers while in the pool. • A 10-minute Safety Break for Adult Swim will be held at 50 minutes after the hour, every hour. Only adults (18 years or older) and infants accompanied by adults are permitted in the pool during Break. • Admission will be refused to any person having a skin disease, inflamed eyes, nasal or ear discharge, or any communicable disease.

Health and Safety • DIVING IS NOT PERMITTED, except in designated areas. • All children using inflatable armbands (i.e., water wings) or any approved Coast Guard flotation device MUST be supervised oneon-one by an adult who is in the water and within arm’s length of the child. • Children under age 12 MUST be directly supervised by a responsible individual age 16 or older. August 1, 2008


Housing Report

June 1 – June 30, 2008

Recent Ashburn Village Home Sales: May to June Comparison Month

Single Family # Sold/Avg. Price

May June

6 / $467,667 11 / $523,173



% Change

# Sold/Avg. Price

% Change

# Sold/ Avg. Price

% Change

- 11.8 %

9 / $306,889 17 / $318,588

- 3.8 %

3 / $236,833 6 / $205,167

- 13 %

Ashburn Village June Home Sales: 2007 – 2008 Comparison Month

June 07 vs. June 08

Single Family



# Sold/Avg. Price

% Change

# Sold/Avg. Price

% Change

# Sold/ Avg. Price

5 /$626,980

17 / $392,629

4 / $275,000

11 /$523,173

- 16.5 %

17 / $318,588

- 18.9 %

6 / $205,167

% Change

- 25 %

FHA 203K Loans Encompass: Purchase, Rehab and Closing Costs

1. Don’t buy if you can’t stay put, for at least a few years. 2. Start by shoring up your credit. 3. Aim for a home you can really afford. Use one of many calculators available online to get a better handle on how your income, debts, and expenses affect what you can afford. 4. Don’t worry if you can’t put down the usual 20 percent; there are still lenders who offer mortgages that require a down payment as small as 3%. 5. Buy in a district with good schools. 6. Get professional help. Even though the Internet gives buyers unprecedented access to home listings, most buyers are better off using a professional buyer agent, who will have your interests at heart and can help you during the bidding process. 7. Choose carefully between points and rate. 8. Before house hunting, get pre-approved. This will help save yourself the grief of looking at houses you can’t afford and put you in a better position to negotiate when you do find the right house. 9. Do your homework before bidding. 10. Hire a home inspector. Read the complete article at

Jamie Munizza, RE/MAX Allegiance Ashburn Village Resident, 703-858-5800


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The Villager Classifieds CHILDCARE


Childcare: Summer Love at Miss Maureens! Back-up childcare available for vacationing daycare provider or special week of fun. Mom with Masters, many years experience, voluntary certified. Make reservation today. Space is limited. Call 703-729-4611 or e-mail

FOOD, FUN, & FRIENDS: Fantastic job opportunities for students. Flexible nontraditional restaurant hours, scholarship opportunities, social events, competitive rates, FREE MEALS! Have fun while building your resume. Please submit an application online at www.



Carpet Cleaning: Five rooms deep cleaned $98. Carpet stretching, repairs, installation, dyeing, 24 hour emergency water damage. Nationally certified upholstery cleaning, pet problems and protection. Quality service since 1977. We clean the White House; please call Mike for yours 703-978-2270.

Multi-Family Yard Sale: Glenhazel Drive, August 2nd, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Consuelo’s House Cleaning Service: Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, move-in, move-out. Supplies provided, good Ashburn references, reasonable rates, dependable, honest. Licensed and Insured. Please call Consuelo Quino for a free estimate 703-786-733 or 703-945-3738.

For Sale: Custom curtains (fits 1 or 2 close together windows) and matching queen size bedspread. Beige, gold, dark green, little peach. Excellent condition. Original cost $1300. $200 obo. Call 703-309-7400. For Sale: Twin size designer comforter. Navy, beige, brick red, dark green. Custom molds (like a fitted sheet) Continued on next page

Nilda’s Cleaning Service: Residential homes, move out-in, weekly, biweekly, monthly, or special one-time service. Good references. Licensed, insured. Free estimates. 50% off second cleaning. Ask for Nilda or Javier. 703-263-0353, cell 571-332-0467. Spring Cleaning Services: Residential/commercial service. Move-in/Move-out/Carpet cleaning. Member of B.B.B. specializing in the Ashburn area. Licensed/ insured. 10% off 1st time cleaning; 20% off additional cleanings. Call 703-766-2097, Fax 703-858-2944. We take major credit cards; Visa/MasterCard. EDUCATION Speech4kids specializes in providing speech/language therapy to children in area preschools, private schools, and in the Ashburn, Virginia office. Please visit www. or call Kathy Gurgick, M.S, CCCSLP at 703-723-0004 for more information. ASHA Certified, Virginia licensed, insured. 32

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to mattress so your kid can make bed easily. Original price $240. Yours for $20. Call 703-309-7400. For Sale: Comforter, canopy and 2 window treatments in soft blue and pink (orig. $446). Yours for $50. Call 703-309-7400. For Sale: Bowling shoes, Brunswick size 5. Excellent condition. White, Black and Decker coffee pot, excellent condition. Mirror for bathroom vanity 35x23, excellent condition. Baseball lamp, Good condition. Please call 703-309-7400. Best offer on all items. For Sale: Game cube system (without controllers). Excellent working condition -- $15. Don’t need it anymore because we have Wii. Games also available. 703-309-7400. For Sale: Pin Ball Machine. Stern Talking 4 players, needs minor repairs. Day bed converts to Queen or 2 Twin. Shuffle Board Table - excellent condition. Beautiful Tiffany style Chandelier, clear, excellent

condition. Secretarial Desk, Oak Credenza, Oak Roll away bed 703-729-2822 HEALTH & WELLNESS Family Wellness Care: Sonak Family Chiropractic of Sterling provides family wellness care. Specializing in chiropractic care for pregnant women and children. Get healthy and stay healthy with chiropractic so that you can live an active healthy life today and in years to come. Call 703-406-0200. Visit Committed to improving our children’s health Fitwize 4 Kids is dedicated to empowering 6 1/2 to 15 year olds to learn about fitness, health, and nutrition in a fun-filled environment. Other services include, birthday parties, Fitness Classes, and Kid’s Night Out. For more information call 703-421-3481 or visit HOME IMPROVEMENT AC Magic General Contractor: We do heating and air conditioning, drain cleaning, hot water heaters, running toilets. We replace garbage disposals, ceiling fans, lights, switches, and much more. With over 26 years experience, quality comes 1st. AC Magic. Licensed and Insured. 703-729-0224. Master Improvement Painting: We specialize in interior/exterior painting, carpentry, power washing, sealing decks, and repairing rotten wood. References available. Save 15%. Call for your free estimate. 703731-9651 Painter’s Painting: Specializing in giving private residences a new look. I offer reliable work with courteous, reliable service. Call Stewart: 703-4475951 Bowman’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.: We service/install all brands of heating and air conditioning equipment. Service/install gas logs, filter systems, UV bulb kits and humidifiers. Service contracts offered as well. Call 703-471-0451 or email bowheatac@aol. com. Continued on next page

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Camann Painting: Interior/exterior painting, power washing, rotten trim replacement, drywall repairs, crown molding/chair rail installation. Serving Ashburn since 1987. Licensed and Insured, No job too small. Call Dave for a free estimate! 703-444-4442; 703403-8601 (cell). Electrical Services: Lower your bills – install an attic fan. Light up a room with recessed lights. Enhance curb appeal with outdoor lighting. Individualize your home; install new fixtures. Trouble shooting. Licensed & Insured. Established 1986. or call 703-450-4231. Flooring: Laminate, Hardwood, Carpet, Ceramic, Vinyl Installations. Free estimates. Receive advice, labor estimate, materials list. Wholesale showrooms in Manassas and Dulles area or you may shop for best deal on materials. Fully Licensed/Insured. Established in 1986. PTB, Inc. 703-257-3232. www.


Handy Guy: Painting, window washing, minor plumbing and electrical, new light fixtures, shelves and closet organizers installed AND everything in between. Free estimates. 703-729-0184 evenings, 925-548-1725 days. Home Improvement Contractor: Specializing in finishing basements, remodeling bathrooms, electrical, plumbing, exterior hot tub installation, express water heater replacement, expert at waterproofing wet basements. 30 years experience. Free estimates. For all your home improvement needs, please call Marc at 703-724-0772. Home Improvement Specialist: Low rates for basements, drywall, fences, decks and small jobs. 25 years carpentry experience. Member Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Excellent Ashburn Village references available. Licensed/insured. Call Chris 703-771-9004. Continued on next page

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House Doctors Handyman Professionals: Fix it, Repair it, Change it, Build it. Interior & exterior repairs, deck repairs, pressure washing, sealing electrical and plumbing replacements. Drywall, ceramic, painting, bath and kitchen redo. Licensed contractor, fully insured. 703-286-5388, santucci/home. Let’s Roll Painting: Leading Ashburn-based company providing the following services: (1) Interior painting; (2) Exterior painting; (3) Deck refinishing; (4) Trim installation; (5) Power washing. Call 703-723-9313 or 571-276-5758 or visit to schedule a FREE estimate. Licensed and Insured. Trust Electric: 30 years of Residential, Commercial and Industrial experience that you can trust. Class-A Licensed, Bonded, & Insured. Call 703-244-2568 or email:

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Use U.S.E. for your air conditioning and heating needs. Utility Service Express is your local Lennox Premier dealer. Special discounts for Ashburn Village residents. Visit us online at for information and free HVAC quotes. Wise Guys Roofing & Siding: Residential Specialist: Roofing-Siding-Gutters-Trim-Painting- Windows. Professional Advice for your best choice in exterior & interior improvements and repairs. NO Sub-Contractor. Lowest prices. Highly recommended. Ashburn Village resident. Licensed/Insured. Call Giovanni @ (571) 722-5543. LAWN/LANDSCAPING The Care of Trees: Need trees and shrubs beautifully pruned? We are TCIA certified and use industry

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standard pruning practices. Call Certified Arborist, Bonnie Deahl for an appointment. The Care of Trees. 703.661.1700. PET/ANIMAL SERVICES Kit & Kaboodle Pet Care Service, LLC. Is your pet part of the family? Kit & Kaboodle Pet Care - because your family member deserves the best! Providing Loudoun County with quality pet care since 2000. For more information call 571-223-2977 or visit our website at: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AC Magic, your heating and A/C specialist, with 26+ years experience, providing high quality service at reasonable rates. Living in and servicing Ashburn for 15+ years, we have always treated our neighbors with the quality and respect they deserve. 703-729-0224. Ace & Ashless Chimneys, Inc.: “Dirty work is our business!” Celebrating 31 yrs. in business. Fireplace/ furnace flues, woodstoves/inserts, dryer vents, masonry repairs. Family-owned & operated. Ashburn residents receive $10 discount with this ad! 703-406-SOOT (7668) or 703-777-4040. A Great Neighborhood Attorney: Robert Ohneiser, Esq. (licensed VA, NY & DC). Attorney-at-Law with MBA Corporate Finance, specializing in Divorce & Custody, Contracts & Litigation and Wills. Free initial email consultation followed by very fair rates. Email: or call 703-729-6446. Say goodbye to the “odor & dirt” in your trash bin. “The Bin Butler” will clean, disinfect & sanitize your trash bin. Affordable prices only $10.00 a month. See a before and after picture at or call 703-463-9618 today. Circle Blue, LLC (Computer Repair): Need computer repairs, wireless networking, virus removal, or spyware removal? Call Circle Blue for fast, fair pricing, and fixed right the first time services! We do not charge outrageous prices like other “geek” companies. Call 703-648-0810! 10% discount with this ad! 36

Gggggrrrrrrr! Home computer crashed? Kids installed a game and killed your computer? Computers confuse you? Email an enigma? Internet incomprehensible? Call Less Silberberg, your local Ashburn computer guy. 703-304-1130. PCs, Macs, networks-Maintenance, installation, problem solving, daytime, weekend, or evening appointments. Stressed out? Does a relaxing vacation sound inviting? I’m here to help. Contact me, Eileen Farnsworth, Travel Consultant, affiliated with and (an authorized Disney Vacation Planner), at 571-333-8737 or Eileen F@ Let’s get you on your dream vacation! REAL ESTATE In Ashburn: Two medium-sized rooms to rent in a nice and peaceful single family home. Security deposit & reference required. Utilities included. $600/month. Call Flora at 703-300-4454. $mart Choice, Right Price! Offering 4-4.5% full service listings. Cash back to homebuyers! Aggressive marketing strategy! No administration fees! The difference is dedication! Call Kristine Price 703-3281025 or, Northern VA Resident for over 30 years, Samson Realty, LLC. SPECIAL INTEREST Ashburn Village: Piano Lessons for Beginner and Intermediate Students. Call Eileen Geoghegan at 703729-8066 or Looking for a progressive and welcoming congregation closer than DC? United Christian Parish in Reston may be for you! Find out more at www.unitedchristianparish. org or visit us any Sunday at 11508 North Shore Drive in Reston, VA. Virginia Ritas: Frozen drink machine rentals and mixes. No ice, no blenders, no bartender, free set-up and delivery. Margaritas, Rumrunners, Strawberry Daiquiris and more. Reserve your machine today 703Continued on next page The Ashburn Villager

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723-1188 or 10% off Ashburn Village residents. VILLAGE HELPERS Babysitter and/or Tutor: Ty Sheedlo, 13 years old. Great with kids. Babysitter training course and experience. All honors classes and Spectrum. Very patient and good at entertaining kids. Please call 703729-2182. Babysitting: Brice Pinson, age 13. Will baby-sit 6 months on up. 3 years experience (can provide references) Please call 703-729-5642.

McLean (13) will tutor or babysit, especially good with boys. Straight A student, Spectrum and honors classes. Please call at 703-858-0452. Pet Sitting and Babysitting: Neil Hartman (age 13), call 703-729-2453. Pet Sitting: I am Jessica Feddersen and I am 14 years old. I love pets and I am very responsible. If you need me to pet sit call me on my cell phone at 571-271-9002 or email at

Babysitting: Sydney Taub, 13. Red Cross Babysitting Certified, YMCA Counselor in Training, Honor Roll student. Ages newborn to 10. Comfortable with multiple children. Reasonable hourly rate. 703-7234919. Babysitting and Pet Sitting: Nicole Quigg, 13 years old, very responsible and enjoys kids and pets, please call 703-729-2460. Babysitting/Pet Sitting/Tutoring: Mackenzie Scofield, 15 years old, 3 plus years of experience as a Village Helper, with significant repeat business. Babysits for ages newborn – 12 years of age. Contact Mackenzie at 703-858-9707. Brother-Sister Team-Babysitting: Danielle McLean (16) will babysit or pet sit, lots of experience. Bret

Questions or Concerns? Always feel free to contact the AVCA office and we will be more than happy to help you. We only know if there is an issue if we hear from you, our Residents.

Your Ashburn Village

Community Association Staff

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Advertiser Index

2008 Advertising

August Advertisers­

The Villager is published the last week of each month by the:

Ace Vacuums.................................................... 17

Ashburn Village Community Association, Inc. 44025 Courtland Drive Ashburn, Virginia 20147

Ashburn Academy of Ballet................................ 7 Ashburn Children’s Dentistry............................ 17 Ashburn Eyecare Associates.............................. 8

Advertising space is limited.

Ashburn Farm Animal Hospital......................... 26

All advertising must be paid for in advance or at the time of ad placement. Absolutely no advertiser refunds will be made on missed copy due dates!

Ashburn Ice House........................................... 16 Ashburn Village Animal Hospital....................... 18 Ashburn Village Fire & Rescue Department....... 2

Contact us at to confirm ad deadlines.

The Boyd School.............................................. 11 Daczkowski Orthodontics................................. 33

Advertiser prepayment is not refundable when “reserved space” advertising copy is not submitted by the due date.

Echeandia Lawns & Landscapes, LLC............. 30 Ellington & Hulbert Family Dentistry................. 13 ENT & Allergy Specialists of Virginia................ 10

An Insertion Order (IO) is required for Display and Classified advertisements and can be obtained at the office, by fax, or on our website at

Family Medicine at Lansdowne........................ 29 Goodyear of Ashburn-Dulles............................ 32 Honey do Crew, LLC........................................ 30 Ike Lans............................................................ 40

Camera-ready artwork, properly sized, is required. No changes will be made by AVCA.

Jazzercise........................................................ 30 Kris Painting Service........................................ 27 Loudoun Water................................................. 31 Mastercraft Custom Carpentry, Inc................... 35 Ocean Breeze Cleaning Services.................... 15 Olde World Painting & Carpentry, Inc............... 27

Neither the AVCA, its members, Board of Directors, or the Ashburn Village Development Corporation (AVDC) recommends or endorses any advertiser. The AVCA reserves the right to decline any advertisement for any reason it deems appropriate. Submitted articles are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the AVCA or the Board of Directors. Articles may be edited for the sake of clarity or length.

RCC & Partners, Inc......................................... 34 Ronald Ray DDS.............................................. 27 Season’s Cards & Gifts...................................... 7 The UPS Store................................................. 37 Wiger Orthodontics........................................... 31 Zampiello Paint Contractors............................. 31 38

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Budget & Finance Committee 6:30 pm AVCA Office


Facilities & Grounds Committee 6:00 pm Mills Rec Center





Board of Directors Meeting 6:00 pm Lakes Rec Center


Architectural Review Committee 6:00 pm AVCA Office


Neighborhood Watch 7:00 pm Lakes Rec Center


Architectural Review Committee 6:00 pm AVCA Office



Lakes & Ponds Committee 7:00 pm Mills Rec Ctr



Tennis Committee 7:00 pm Woods Rec Center


Recreation & Community Events Committee 7:00 pm Sports Pavilion





Lakeshore Condo Board of Directors Meeting 6:30 pm Lakeshore Clubhouse



Competitive Swim Committee 7:30 pm Lakes Rec Center













Movie Under the Stars 8:30 pm Lakes Rec Ctr


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