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April 2010

Inside This Issue…

President’s Report • page 5

Hot Fun in the Summertime• page 18

Volunteer Editor: Meg Carlson

2010 Ashburn Village Race • page 24

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Board of Directors President

Inside This Issue Monthly Departments

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Mark “Doug” Carlson 2008-2010 Term Vice President

Bob Graham 2008-2010 Term Secretary

Jennifer Horvath 2009-2011 Term Treasurer

Chris Hettinger 2009-2011 Term

Featured Information

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David Austin 703-729-0832 (home) 2008 – 2010 Term Samantha Bailey 2009-2011 Term Richard Nutwell 2008 – 2010 Term

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

An agenda is posted on the website, www.ashburn 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) 7237910 if you have any questions.

Ashburn Classics Neighborhood Watch Girl Scouts Wingler House News Master Gardener News Hot Fun in the Summertime Yard Sale Spring 2010 Sports Pavilion: A Personal Perspective Ashburn Village 10k, 5k, & 1 Mile Fun Run

Community News & Information

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Board Meeting Information The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors will be held at 6:00 p.m. on April 27, 2010 at the Lakes Recreation Center, 44078 Cheltenham Circle.

President’s Report Board Briefs Around the Village Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Lakeshore Condominium News Broad Run District School Board Report Broad Run High School Fundraiser Pavilion News Critter Corner Library Corner

Homeowner Board Member Association Staff Committee Meeting Dates Important Numbers Calendar


36 Classified Advertising 42 Advertiser Index 42 Rate Card

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

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Association Staff Management Team

Jim Tracy, x101 Interim General Manager & Notary Public Crishana Loritsch, CMCA®, AMS®, x102 Resident Services Manager & Notary Public Mark Schnupp, x104 Facilities & Grounds Manager Gail Fishkin-Ogle, x103 Finance & HR Manager Office Staff

Laura Hisam, x109 Covenants Administrator Taycha “Tee” Wolfries, x105 Covenants Assistant Delia “Dee” Rafe, x 106 Covenants Assistant Lyn Laws, x100 Member Services & Newsletter Coordinator Ann Mattiucci, x 107 Pavilion Member Services Teresa Reifsnyder, x123 Accounts Payable Katrina Bilikha, x124 Accounts Receivable Adam Puffinburger Facilities & Grounds Supervisor McKane Goldizen Facilities & Grounds Assistant Neil Puffinburger Facilities & Grounds Assistant Darren Phares Facilities & Grounds Assistant 4

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, April 27, 6:00 p.m. Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle Architectural (AERC) Tuesday, April 6, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 6:00 p.m. AVCA Office, Courtland Drive Budget & Finance (B&FC) Monday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle Competitive Swimming Committee (AVCSC) Thursday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle Facilities & Grounds (F&GC) Monday, April 12, 6:00 p.m. Mills Recreation Center, Grottoes Drive Lakes & Ponds (L&PC) Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 p.m. Mills Recreation Center, Grottoes Drive Neighborhood Watch (NHW) * Meeting Date/ Location Change- Meetings to be held every other month Tuesday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. Woods Recreation Center, Louisa Drive Recreation and Community Events (R&CEC) Wednesday, April 7, 7:00 p.m. Sports Pavilion Tennis (AVTC) Tuesday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. Woods Recreation Center, Louisa Drive

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Greetings, fellow Villagers! Spring Clean up The association’s Facilities and Grounds staff is busy cleaning up after winter. They have been systematically moving from section to section repairing street light systems, removing fallen and diseased trees, repairing fences, grinding stumps, planting grass and more. After the record amounts of snow this season we have quite a bit of springcleaning to accomplish in order to restore the Village’s beautiful landscape. The BOD has directed the covenants staff to be cautious on citing violations with respect to property landscaping over the next 30 days while homeowners complete the arduous task of cleaning up their property. Please make every effort to rectify any landscape or other property issues caused by the harsh winter before the end of April. Sports Pavilion Renovations – Update The third community input session for the proposed renovation/expansion of the Sports Pavilion was held on Wednesday, March 24th. During the meeting, residents expressed many opinions on whether this project should move forward and what benefit it would be to the community as a whole. Homeowners expressed deep feelings that this is not the time to make a long-term financial commitment. Others questioned whether or not the greater community should pay for expanding a facility that, on the surface, most residents do not utilize. Others expressed the opposite view and believe that now is the time to take advantage of the economy and use the financial buying power and present construction conditions to our advantage. No matter where you stand on this matter, the opinions expressed in all of these meetings have been quite divisive and fall across the spectrum. The AVSP Special Committee was formed to review the current facility’s programming needs and recommend a plan for renovation and expansion that would fulfill the anticipated needs of the community for the next 20 years. Initially, the plans were quite large and represented an “all in” approach. After many emails, comment cards and community input sessions the committee scaled back the plans. The most recent plan represents a modest approach in renovating and expanding the facility while satisfying the

Doug Carlson President 2008 - 2010 term

desires of the many users and the program offerings that have evolved over the last twenty years. This draft plan is the committee’s recommendation to the community and the BOD for the long-term revitalization of this key community asset. After considering how divisive this proposed renovation/expansion has become, I am going to ask the Board of Directors to table the vote for a month or two more. It is clear that despite the efforts of the committee there is still additional information to be presented in order to justify the scope and investment. While I firmly believe that we can and should take advantage of the current economy, a majority of residents who have attended the meetings do not. Instead of creating a rift in the association, it is better to step back and devise a phased approach to the program of change. Several community members have suggested this type of approach in order to allow for the economy to recover and for the association to implement some operational adjustments. Over the next several months the AVSP Special Committee will continue to meet with the goal of producing two critical pieces of information: a recommendation for an operations model and a report that outlines all of the details related to the renovation including the business plan. The Budget and Finance Committee will also be asked to provide input during this time. The long-term strategy to enhance and revitalize this immensely critical community asset is essential. Taking a multi-year approach will still result in the needed enhancements while providing a financial plan that is more suitable to the needs of the community. If you have any comments or ideas, please continue to submit suggestions by email at renovatepavilion@ Trash & Recycling Issues I wrote last month that our staff was working diligently to resolve the many issues experienced by residents with respect to our refuse hauler. After many attempts to work within the confines of our agreement, without satisfaction, the Board of Directors has voted to replace the incumbent vendor. We have received a bid from a well-respected company that currently works for other community associations. After negotiations are complete we will migrate (Contin ue d on nex t pag e)

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Important Numbers Ashburn Library  (703) 737-8100 Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department (703) 729-0006 AVCA Office Direct Dial  (703) 723-7910 Fax Line (703) 478-8583 E-mail Website 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 1 (703) 331-0600 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 6

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to their service in late April. The savings that will be gained from the switch will be applied to offset some of the snow removal overage from this past winter. Next month we will be able to report the total anticipated savings. Information about the new pick up days will be published on the association web site as quickly as possible. We will also be sending email blasts via the association’s email system as well as the Pavilion constant contact system in order to reach as many residents as possible. Please understand that our transition will take a few weeks. There will be some changes to the pick up schedule and it will be important to take note of these changes. Benefits of the change include 60 gallon covered recycle bins for garage townhomes and single family homes as well as a common day pick up of trash and recycling. We will continue to have yard waste pick-ups as well as the ability to purchase, not rent, a garbage toter. Please be on the lookout for the changes as they are published. See you around the Village.

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B oard Briefs

February Meeting The February 23, 2010 regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the 2009-2010 Board of Directors was called to order at 6:01 p.m. by President M. Doug Carlson. Among other business: n Received the monthly Community Policing report. n Approved the minutes of the January 26, 2010 Board of Directors meeting. n Mark Schnupp, Facilities and Grounds Manager, presented the AutoCAD Mapping System detailing the AVCA’s assets in the Village. Additionally, he presented information regarding Manager Plus, a system designed to automate the work order process. n NOVA Flag Football presented an appeal to the Board to allow the league to continue to play on the association’s fields. n Several residents expressed concerns regarding the possible expulsion of the NOVA Flag Football league from playing on association fields. n A resident expressed concerns regarding the Sports Pavilion Expansion project. n Received the President’s Report. n Received the Treasurer’s Report. n Received the Finance Manager’s Report. n Received the General Manager’s Report. Old Business consisted of the following items: n The Board denied the request of the homeowner of 21074

Tioga Terrace to have recreation center rental privileges reinstated and security deposit returned. n The Board denied the variance request of the homeowner of 20981 Killawog Terrace regarding the board on board fence at the property. Fence must be restored to 3ft, handrail or open picket style per the Residential Declaration for Section 46. New Business consisted of the following items: n The Board tabled a decision regarding a request for architectural change and extension for the homeowner of 44030 Cheltenham Circle. n Received the AVSP Management Report. n Received the 2009 Year in Review Report from WTS. n Received the Facilities and Grounds Manager’s Report. n Received the Resident Services Manager’s Report. n Received committee reports and minutes. The Board went into Executive Session at 9:30 p.m. The Board came out of Executive Session at 10:46 p.m. The following decision was taken during Executive Session: n The Board postponed the scheduled Special Meeting of the Membership for the Sports Pavilion Expansion to May 27, 2010. The meeting adjourned at 10:50 p.m.

Loudoun Symphonic Winds Spring Concert “Latin Flavors” Belmont Ridge Middle School 19045 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA 20176 Saturday, April 10, 2010, 7:30 pm The Loudoun Symphonic Winds is one of the area’s most exciting musical ensembles. Our goal is to give the Loudoun community and its neighbors an opportunity to play and hear the best of yesterday and today’s concert band music. In the footsteps of great bands from Sousa to the Eastman Wind Ensemble, LSW’s members and Principal Conductor Gil Corella give you a spectrum of music from classic marches to Broadway songs and holiday favorites. Admission: Suggested donation of $5.00 per individual or $10.00 per family. For further information, visit or phone (703) 777-7985.

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Around the Village Winter 2010 was one for the record books. Who would have thought that our winter wonderland would extend through February as our residents dug themselves out from under the mountains of snow that blanketed the region? As my teenage son recently said, “Snow is cool but shoveling stinks,” and I know from speaking with many of our Village residents that our readers echo this sentiment. Now that the final glimpses of snow have melted away and revealed green grass beneath, I look forward to seeing our residents out and about and enjoying the springtime weather that is just around the corner. Do You Receive Email Updates Regarding AVCA Events and Other Important Info? If you answered “no” to this question, then please register at the association’s website, The process is very simple and takes only a few minutes. Not only will you receive up-to-the-minute information delivered directly to your inbox, but you will also have access to information only available to Ashburn Village homeowners. Friendly Reminders Redux No, you are not Bill Murray’s character in the movie, Groundhog Day, who one day awoke to find that he was repeating the same day over and over again. However, I am repeating the reminders from my February 2010 article in hopes that the message gets through. While the Covenants team sees signs of improvement every day, we still receive numerous complaints and have conducted inspections throughout the Village where the message has seemed to fall on deaf ears. Let’s try this again. Properly picking up after your pet is not only courteous but it’s the law. No one wants to walk out into his or her yard and step in the “gift” that Fido left behind. Trash is another hot topic issue. Please be sure to properly secure your trash and recycling when placed out for collection. Resist the urge to pile your garage bags on common area islands in the townhome parking areas. It is unsightly and causes the neighborhoods to look messy. In the event that your trash is missed for collection by the association’s trash service provider, please contact our office immediately to report the issue and receive any additional information and instructions. Additionally,

residents should check the association’s website at for the latest updates regarding special pick-ups, make-up days, etc. Again, if residents would be more conscientious in these two areas, it would mean so much to your neighbors here in the Village. Let’s all do our part to ensure that Ashburn Village remains a great place in which to live and work. FOG Can Be a Real Problem It’s not the kind of fog that affects your visibility, but it does clog your household drains and wreaks havoc on sewer lines. Overflows and backups are commonly found to be caused by fats, oil and grease (FOG). Grease gets into the sewer from household drains and neglected grease interceptors at businesses such as restaurants. The grease blocks sewer pipes, causing health hazards and leading to expensive fixes. It also damages the environment. FOG includes cooking oils like vegetable or olive oil, butter, margarine, lard, shortening, oleo, meat fat, food scraps, baking goods, gravy, sauces, mayonnaise, salad dressings and dairy products. Many plumbers say emergency calls almost double the day after major holidays. Using the garbage disposal does not alleviate grease from entering your drain and sticking to the sides of your pipes leading from the house to the street. Garbage disposals only shred discards into smaller pieces. Likewise, the dishwasher only cleans dishes, it does not remove grease. Running hot water down the sink with the grease only pushes the grease further down the pipes. The best way to prevent grease from entering your sewer system is to properly dispose of it away from your drain. Don’t pour grease down your sink or toilet. Instead, pour used grease in a container and take it out to the trash. Place the container in the freezer for less mess. Scrape food particles on dishes and cooking utensils into the trash before placing them in the sink or dishwasher. Place strainers in your drains and empty the catch in the trash. These simple steps will help reduce overflows and backups, ensuring non-interrupted service of your water and a healthier environment. This information is provided by Loudoun Water. For more information, go to

Ashburn Classics Announcement The Ashburn Classics will hold their April meeting at the Mills Recreation Center in Ashburn Village on April 10 at 10:30am. The program will be on a “Hot Topic” and of interest to all seniors. Easter theme goodies will be served. Please join all of your friends and bring along a friend. This will be a very intresting meeting and one you will not want to miss. For more information, please call 703-407-0149.


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Notes From Your Neighbors… My name is Terry the Traumasaurus, and I am a paramedic dinosaur whose job it is to help promote the well being and safety of not just children, but everyone in the Ashburn community. I am big, and friendly and green. My friends say I am cuddly, too! I will be bringing you safety tips all year long. After all, accidents are preventable!! Spring is coming – and not a minute too soon! The Home Safety Council provides these recommendations for “Spring Cleaning the Safe Way.” In the spring, people often like to clean their homes. It’s a great thing to do! But it’s important to stay safe while you’re doing it, especially from falls and poisoning – two of the top causes of home injuries.

Karleen Hagan Chair (703) 729-2103 Pat May (571) 215-7519

April AVFRD Events:

n When cleaning out closets or re-organizing things, always keep stairs, steps, landings and all floors clear. n Carry loads you can see over, and keep one hand free to hold banisters and railings. n Five gallon buckets are often used while cleaning and present a serious drowning danger to young children. n Follow safety recommendations when using harsh products, such as wearing gloves and masks. Do not mix products together because their contents could react with dangerous results. n Never use gasoline to clean something and never use or store gasoline in your home, even in tiny quantities. Gasoline vapors can explode with just a spark. Store it in an outside shed.

Grand opening of Station 22 April 10th from 10 – 2 p.m. Join us as we open the doors to our new station, Station 22 Lansdowne Safety Center Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion 10K (which benefits AVFRD) – April 25th

n When you clean out your cabinets, look at the labels on the products. If you see the words “Caution,” “Warning,” “Danger,” “Poison,” or “Keep Out of Reach of Children,” be very careful. These products should be locked up when you are not using them.

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n Remember to put things away so people cannot trip on them. Safely tuck away telephone and electrical cords out of walkways.

Noon to 4 p.m. Get on the Road to Safety! Our featured safety stops will be: Poison Control, Call 911, Stranger Danger, First Aid, Water Safety and Bike Town. Second Annual Poker Run Saturday, June 19th join us for a new and longer course thru scenic Loudoun County

n If you need to climb to clean something, use a stepladder or ladder. When using a ladder, stand at or below the highest safe standing level.

Pancake Breakfast at the Ashburn Firehouse, 20688 Ashburn Rd. The first Sunday of every month from 8 a.m. until noon. THERE IS NO PANCAKE BREAKFAST IN APRIL. The next dates are May 2 and then June 6, 2010. Terry the Traumasaurus will be making an appearance for great picture taking. 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. New to the Pancake Breakfast is our new diesel fuel fundraising. It takes 312 gallons of fuel to fill up 3 fire trucks and 3 ambulances. You can buy a gallon (or more) and if that gallon fills one of those tanks, you get to ring a fire bell!

May 16th at the Ashburn Firehouse, 20688 Ashburn Rd.

Golf Tournament Belmont Country Club on Monday, September 20th. More information to come.. We are currently accepting sponsorship for all our events, for further information on how you or your company can support AVFRD contact

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Board of Directors Meeting

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:

The April Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 6:30pm in the Lakeshore Clubhouse

Board of Director Members Claude Gianino – President Calvin Coolidge – Vice President Kay O’Sullivan – Treasurer Mellissa Spedden – Secretary Robert Ollen – Member at Large

homeowner. Lakeshore does not provide shovels to buildings. It may be prudent to purchase a shovel when they appear in stores again in the Fall.

Snow Removal Now that the snow is behind us here are a few notes regarding snow removal. The Board of Directors typically does not have the lanes of the parking lot plowed unless we get 3 inches of snow. This also applies to sidewalks being shoveled. The plows typically will only plow one lane in an effort to keep costs down. Individual parking spots will not be plowed out. If there is a homeowner who uses a handicap spot that needs to be cleared, please call the office. However, often conditions may vary this (e.g. ice, freezing temperatures for the following day). Lakeshore does not shovel snow off patios and decks; that is the responsibility of the

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Noise Issues We are beginning to receive a lot of noise complaints. Homeowners who have renters in their units must ensure that they have received and understand the rules and regulations at Lakeshore, not only for noise but also for all aspects of the bylaws. Please be considerate of your neighbors as these buildings are not sound proof. Pet Owners We are continuing to have a difficult situation with pet owners not picking up after their dogs. The problem is particularly bad on Cornstalk Terrace. Again, please be considerate of your neighbors and the property and pick up after your pets.

Work on Property You have probably begun seeing work done on the property and the buildings now that the weather has improved. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call the office at 703-7237960. Please take a moment and tidy up your decks and patios. Please do not hang bird feeders, as they attract unwanted rodents. Personalized Care Finally, please report any water leaks as soon as a Quality Location you see them. Homeowner’s Insurance Just a reminder that all homeowners and renters should have their own insurance policy over and above what the Master Policy covers to include your personal items as well. Renters should also have their own policy to cover personal items. The Master Insurance policy for Lakeshore Condominium is held by Hardy Insurance (Nationwide is the Carrier). Should you have any questions about the Master policy, please feel free to call them at 703-503-3100.

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LCSO on Twitter and Facebook In an effort to further reach out to the community, the Loudoun County Sheriff ’s Office announced the agency is now on Facebook and Twitter. Members of the Facebook community are encouraged to become a fan of the Sheriff ’s Office page on Facebook (search Loudoun County Sheriff ’s Office). For those who prefer to receive tweets, you can follow the agency at www.twitter. com/loudounsheriff. The agency has integrated the Alert Loudoun system with the two social media sites. Alerts issued through the system will appear as status updates on the Facebook fan page and be sent as tweets through Twitter. The Alert Loudoun system currently has over 60-thousand subscribers but the Loudoun Sheriff ’s Office is using the social media sites in an attempt to reach out to a wider audience.

Solicitor Regulations With the warming weather, communities will see an increase in solicitors in our area. In many cases these businesses and/or organizations are legitimate and are providing their customers a service. In other cases these businesses and/or organizations are less than scrupulous and use high pressure sales tactics and intimidation to make sales or collect donations. All solicitors that operate inside the county are required to register with the Sheriff ’s Office. As part of this registration a background check is completed and information on the employer is obtained. Through this process, anyone approved to solicit is issued an identification card showing they are a registered solicitor. (See pictures). All solicitors are required to display these credentials, and upon request, provide it to any person they are contacting as a solicitation for business. In addition to registering and tracking would-be solicitors, this process also holds solicitors to a code of conduct.

Should a solicitor violate this code of conduct then their privilege will be revoked and they will not be authorized to solicit within Loudoun County for a period of one year. This code of conduct can be fround online at Any person who witnesses a violation of this code of conduct or encounters a solicitor who refuses to provide their county-issued solicitor permit or does not have a permit should contact the Sheriff ’s Office at the nonemergency number and report the incident immediately. Deputies will follow up and check the area for the solicitor. If the case warrants, deputies have the option to issue a summons for a violation of the county solicitor ordinance.

Construction Site Larcenies There continues to be a surge in construction site larcenies throughout the county. Construction sites can be the target of thieves for a number of reasons from building supplies to copper metal. Most work sites do not do work after dark due to the safety risk and lack of lighting. The crime prevention suggests unit that if a citizen observes persons on a work site or around areas of construction in the evening after dark, that they call the Sheriff ’s Office and report the activity. Deputies will come out to the site and check to see if the persons are legitimate workers or would-be thieves. Putting a stop to this activity will help deter other types of crime from finding their way into your neighborhood. Remember: When in doubt call it in! 703-777-1021.

Frequently Asked Questions If you would like to have a question answered, please e-mail the question to Nathaniel.Payne@ or

Upcoming Events April 5th at 700pm South Riding Unicorn Dr., Internet Safety for Parents April 13th at 700pm Ashburn Village, Woods Rec. Center Identity Theft The Villager

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Girl Scout Light Bulb Challenge Saves Energy and Helps Environment Girl Scouts have been “green” since 1912, and this year the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) challenged over 63,000 girl members ages 5-17, to take a single important step towards greening their homes and communities. Every girl in every Girl Scout troop in the Council’s region, which includes the District of Columbia and 25 counties in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, are encouraged to change at least one traditional incandescent light bulb to the more energy efficient compact fluorescent (CFL) or light emitting diodes (LED). Girl Scouts will track their activities on their website at lightbulbchallenge.html. “Going green isn’t just a catchphrase for Girl Scouts, it is a part of the Girl Scout Promise to ‘use resources wisely,’” said Lidia Soto-Harmon, Deputy Executive Director for Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. “We are proud that Girl Scouts are taking the lead. It is important for girls to see that change begins in their homes and communities. Collectively we hope to change 63,000 incandescent light bulbs.”

The Council teamed up with Pepco in the District of Columbia, Prince George’s and Montgomery County to ensure that families with limited incomes could participate in the light bulb challenge. Pepco is providing financial and technical assistance to help the Council purchase over 5,000 CFL light bulbs for Girl Scouts in these areas. This is yet another way Pepco helps residential customers reduce energy consumption. Through Pepco’s “Residential Lighting and Appliance Program,” compact fluorescent lights are available at discounted rates in 34 stores in the District of Columbia. “Our nation’s environmental challenges can be improved through partnerships with community stakeholders,” said Vincent Orange, Vice President, Pepco Region. “We are honored to help Girl Scouts in the region become advocates for smart energy consumption. We believe their efforts to change more than 63,000 incandescent light bulbs in the Greater Washington region will make a significant impact.” ( Continu e d on page 16)

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Bob Ohneiser Esq. Broad Run District School Board Member

March 2010 Broad Run District School Board Report At the time I’m submitting this to the Ashburn Villager, much of the new budget is under discussion between the School Board and the Board of Supervisors. As your representative I arranged to sit on all joint boards including the special committee to look for northern Ashburn land to meet future school facility needs. The new Loudoun Administrator has recommended full funding of our school budget request but the rhetoric implies a cut is more probable. Unfortunately we were told at our March 2, 2010 meeting that the Supervisors would not fund the planned Monroe Advanced Technology Center, which was to be located on the site across the street from the Ashburn Ice House. In our district we have two major leadership changes: Dr. Holley retired with Michelle Walthour taking over her duties as principal of Ashburn Elementary and Dr. Markley is retiring as principal of Broad Run High School. His job is currently posted with interviews to begin shortly. Even though head football coach and teacher, Mr.

Burnett, is being promoted to a department head position at Tuscarora High School, I am advised that the AP Economics Course he initiated will be taught by other teachers. We also have a very dedicated and experienced coach coming to BRHS from Stone Bridge, so the 28 and 0 record may likely continue! Because of snow, the release of grades was delayed a few days but I was told that ALL colleges were advised in writing and some were even called by LCPS guidance counselors to ensure no senior was impacted by a perceived missed deadline. The use of both electronic and telephonic phone messaging by LCPS was very helpful in alerting everyone to the current status, as LCPS faced considerable transportation challenges due to the storms. I remain grateful for all the continued support I receive from Broad Run constituents and from the majority of the school board who supported my recommendations during the most recent high school boundary decision.

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BROAD RUN HIGH SCHOOL Broad Run  High  School  to  host  Comedy  Hypnotist  Fu

Broad Run High School to Host Comedy Hypnotist Fundraiser

Broad Run High School Auditorium   21670 Ashburn Road Ashburn, VA 20147   SATURDAY, MAY 1, 7:00PM

Imagine taking a dream vacation to Hawaii, driving in the car of your dreams, or even winning the   lottery – all in one night!   1, 2010, as This is what will happen on May Broad Run High School will present   a unique comedy experience to Virginia audiences. The   clean, family-­ comedy show will be presented in the auditorium of   Broad Run High School, located at 21670 Ashburn Road in Ashburn, Virginia at 7pm.   Tickets are on sale now for $10.00, with the proceeds  going to benefit the school’s Class of 2010 Project Graduation event. Call   (703) 729-­5926 for more details, or purchase tickets   online at


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APR 10


wingler house NEWS Wingler House Residents Have Cabin Fever

Seniors Are Ready for Spring! Wingler House residents have had enough of the snow! Yes, it is beautiful, but, what about all that digging? Even if residents did get shoveled out, they still had problems finding a place to park their cars. Everyone agreed that Punxsutawney Phil was correct this year in stating there would be six more weeks of winter. We just didn’t know it would be this bad.


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Girl Scout Light Bulb Challenge Saves Energy and Helps Environment If every local Girl Scout changes a single bulb, local homes could collectively save over $287,766 a year and $2.5 million dollars over the next 5 years. Additionally: n If every household in the U.S. replaced just one incandescent light bulb with a CFL, the pollution equivalent of one million cars would disappear. n On average, an incandescent bulb will consume 82 pounds of coal over its lifespan.


Wingler House residents had numerous activities planned in the month of February. However, like the schools, churches and recreation centers, many activities had to be rescheduled due to the weather. Luckily, we were able to have the Valentine Social on February 15. Many of the residents attended, enjoyed appetizers, and participated in a great sing-a-long given by Tom Stringer of Fairfax, VA. He had the seniors singing and tapping their toes to every song he played. Everyone who attended the social had a great time. While many of the February activities were cancelled, the residents are looking forward to a little bit ‘o Irish in March. There will be an outing to O’Faolain’s Restaurant. Residents will also be snacking on pretzels and beer on St. Patrick’s Day. Wingler House, located in Ashburn Village, is an affordable community of 264 spacious apartments for adults 55 and older. Amenities on the property include a Computer Center, Beauty Salon, Exercise Room, Game Room, Craft Room, Library and Screened-in Upper Terrace. The professionally landscaped grounds include a gazebo, fishpond, fountain, courtyards, putting green and garden plots for residents.

Girl Scouts can track the number of bulbs changed on the GSCNC website The Council will announce the results of the challenge at their 2010 GSCNC Eco-Expo on Sunday, April 18, 2010. The Light Bulb Challenge is part of the Girl Scouts Forever Green Community Action project, which encompasses girl-led initiatives designed to protect the environment. To learn more about the Forever Green Community Action project, visit our website

Loudoun County Master Gardener News

Urban Horticulturist Loudoun County Extension

April Tips for the Garden! The best time to plant shrubs and trees is on a windless, cloudy day. Once new growth begins on trees and shrubs, cut back to green wood any twigs affected by winter kill. Don’t coat pruning cuts with tree paint or wound dressing. These materials won’t prevent decay or promote wound closure. Prune roses to buds that point outward to encourage good air and sunlight penetration. Dark-colored canes

Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion Is Now Hiring The Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion is now hiring for the following positions:

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Experienced Swim Instructors Summer Lifeguards (certification required) Personal Trainers

(certification required)


Please apply in person at the AVSP front desk or send inquiries to

Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion 20585 Ashburn Village Blvd. Ashburn, VA 20152

Debbie D. Dillion

indicate dead wood. Cut back an inch below these darkened areas. If no live buds are left, remove the entire cane or branch. Prune spring-blooming shrubs, such as forsythia, weigela and early spirea, after they have completed flowering. Hydrangea is one gift plant that transplants well into the garden after its flowers fade. When the weather warms, plant in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Don’t be surprised if the next year’s flowers are a different color than the first year. Blue or pink hydrangea color is dependent on the pH of the soil. Alkaline soil produces pink flowers; acidic soil produces blue flowers. White hydrangeas are not affected by soil pH. If dogwood leaves have been small, sparse and pale, the trees may need fertilizer. Request a soil sample kit from your Extension office and collect a soil sample from the area beneath the trees using instructions provided by your Extension agent. Mail your sample, form and payment to Virginia Tech and correct fertilizer recommendations will be returned with the test results.

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APR 10


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Hot Fun in the Summertime With the advent of spring, Village residents can look forward to another summer at the pools. We plan to open the three outdoor pools on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day and close them after Labor Day. Prior to the end of the Loudoun County school year, the following schedule will apply to the three outdoor pools: the Mills pool will be open at 11:00 AM daily and will close at 8:30 PM daily while the Lakes and Woods pools will open at 4:30 PM and close at 8:30 PM Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday before school closes, the Lakes and

Two Full-Service Veterinary Facilities!

Woods pools will be open from 11:00 AM until 8:30 PM. After school closes for the summer, the Lakes and Woods pools will be open from 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Please check the Pavilion web site for the hours of the Pavilion pools. Also please take a minute to familiarize yourself and your children with the rules for the pools. If you do not have IDs for your children, please stop into the AVCA Office and we will be happy to create them for you. ( Continu e d on nex t page)

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Swimming Pool Rules Ashburn Village Community Association (AVCA) 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. Identification of Residents All residents and guests 6 years of age or older must provide either a valid AVCA Membership Card or a valid AVCA Guest Pass to gain entry to any AVCA pool. Pool Closings In addition to Loudoun County and State of Virginia Health Code Standards, the pool will be closed for the following reasons: n Operational and mechanical difficulties affecting pool water quality. n During severe weather conditions (heavy rain, lightning, and thunder) and warnings, especially when visibility to the pool bottom is compromised (deck also closed). n For 30 minutes following the last occurrence of thunder or lightning (deck also closed). n For a period of time following any mishap that results in feces or vomit in the pool water. Appropriate Behavior n All swimmers MUST shower before entering the pool. n Proper swimwear is required, which does NOT include jeans, cutoffs, or thongs. n NO PETS are allowed in the pool or on the pool deck. n NO GLASS, ALCOHOL, or TOBACCO is permitted anywhere in the pool area. Possession of alcohol will result in immediate expulsion. n Food is NOT allowed in the pool area except in designated eating areas. Non-alcoholic drinks in non-glass containers are permitted. n Audio equipment must be used with personal headphones in pool and locker room areas. n Swimmers MUST stay off lap lanes, ropes, safety lines and lifeguard stands. n Please refrain from distracting the Lifeguards while on duty; they are here for your safety. n 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. n Children, ages five and older, MUST use their gender appropriate changing room. n Private parties cannot be accommodated. n Swim aides, floatable objects, and pool toys will be allowed at the Lifeguard’s discretion. n All children who are not toilet trained MUST wear approved swimmers’ diapers while in the pool. n 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. n Admission will be refused to any person having a skin disease, inflamed eyes, nasal or ear discharge, or any communicable disease. Health and Safety n DIVING IS NOT PERMITTED, except in designated areas. n All children 4 years of age or younger must be supervised by an adult (16 years of age or older) within arm’s length at all times when on the pool deck or in the pool. n All children regardless of age using inflatable armbands (i.e., water wings) or any approved Coast Guard flotation device MUST be supervised one-on-one by an adult who is in the water and within arm’s length of the child. n Children under age 12 MUST be directly supervised by a responsible individual age 16 or older. The Villager

APR 10


the critter corner

Make Your Pet a “Big Loser”! 

Sixty-four percent of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. This topic has become a permanent feature in magazines and on television. This alarming figure has terrible effects on both self esteem as well as overall health, and has a tremendous impact on health care in the U.S. What isn’t often mentioned in the media is how this condition is also affecting pets. Recent research has shown that 1 in 4 pets in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Obesity in pets is just as harmful as it is in people, and can lead to health risks such as arthritis, orthopedic problems, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems, just to name a few. Although there is no “one size fits all” way to determine if your dog or cat may need to lose a few pounds, a good place to start is the Body Conditioning Score (BCS) system. This system is used to define whether or not your pet is overweight based on a 9 point scale, with a score between 4 and 5 being ideal, and anything higher than 5 is considered overweight. One good rule of thumb we follow is that you should be able to feel your pet’s rib cage and see his waistline. If there is big belly or some love handles present and you can’t feel the ribs, you’ve got a paunchy pooch or a fat cat. Ways to help get Fluffy or Fido to be a Big Loser, after consulting with your veterinarian, are:

Dr. Steve Velling 703-729-0700 n Minimize treats – make sure to get with others in the house, because if you cut back but others don’t, then your furry friend will quickly know who to go to for a fix. n Increase exercise – makes sense, but some pets really don’t get enough activity. Just an extra half an hour walk a day or playtime with the cat is a proven way to get the weight off. If that doesn’t fit into your schedule, then hire a dog walker. n Portion control – Use a measuring cup so you know exactly how much you’re giving every day. Take into account that some of today’s foods are more nutritionally dense, so pets need less than they did with “filler foods.” Also, beware of the “recommendations” on the back of bags, as they may say to feed your pet more than you should, thereby using more of the manufacturer’s product (kind of like “supersizing” your pet’s meal). For cats, feeding more canned food meals, and not leaving dry food out all day for them to graze on helps lower their carbohydrate intake and therefore their body fat. I was inspired to write this article by our staff, who are currently holding their own “Biggest Loser” contest, and between the diets and exercising among them, they are all doing a terrific job! I hope your pet becomes a big loser, too! P.S. Studies show that pets that are fit live 1.8 years longer than heavy ones!



Participate with hundreds of your neighbors by setting up in your yard or driveway. Directional flyers may be posted the evening before the event, but must be removed no later than 6:00PM on April 18th. Use the form below to register and provide us with your address and categories to be listed on our yard sale map. Maps will be available at the AVCA office (44025 Courtland Drive) and at the Sports Pavilion on Thursday, April 15th. The rain date is published in the newspaper. If rain, option to use the rain date left to seller. An advertisement will run in several area newspapers.






If you live in a condo or townhome OR don’t have space at home, you can reserve a parking space or two at the Lakes Recreation Center (Cheltenham Cr.). Groups and organizations are encouraged to participate as well. Each owner, group, or organization will be allowed a maximum of 2 spaces. Participants must be residents of Ashburn Village. Parking space permit will be emailed or can be picked up at the Sports Pavilion and must be displayed during the event.

Register early, spaces limited! There is no cost to register. This registration form will enable us to list your address and items for sale on the back of our community map for potential buyers. Your name & telephone number will not be listed, only address & items for sale.

Name _____________________________________ Phone# _________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________________________ E-mail _____________________________________________________________________________ Directions from Ashburn Village Blvd: ________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Sale Categories: Baby___ Furniture___ Household___ Clothing: Adult__ Child__ Infant__ Kitchen___ Toys____ Tools___ Books___ Exercise ___ Computer Equip ___ Sports ___ Arts/Crafts ___

Other: _____________________________________________________________________________ RESERVE SPACES? Please mark number of spaces requested: 1___ 2 ___ Lakes Recreation Center ___ Please Drop Off at the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion or fax (703) 589-1110

Deadline for Registration is Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Villager

APR 10


ashburn village sports pavilion

Sports Pavilion: A Personal Perspective When I became a resident of Ashburn Village 13 years ago, I was proud of my community’s beauty and especially proud of its featured amenity – the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion. The AVSP is a great amenity to have right in my own backyard without having to go outside of the Village – not to mention it has been a great asset to help our home values and promote Ashburn as a desirable location for those buying homes in Loudoun County. Over the years I have put the AVSP to good use. I have taken advantage of probably 90% of the facility and many of its programs, including offerings for children. As the years passed, however, I began having difficulty with getting into programs and classes; at times, trying to use the exercise equipment was nearly impossible due to the waits. I’ve also had to go outside of the Village to take certain programs because of the limitations in what the Pavilion could offer due to space constraints. Aside from the usage limitations, I’ve taken particular notice of the facility’s condition and have watched it begin to show its age over the last several years. Repairs on the infrastructure, repeated breakdown of equipment (due to overuse in some cases) and the dated building (interior and exterior) have caused it to lose its luster. The Pavilion has become less functional, less aesthetically pleasing and less useful. This,

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unfortunately, has made it a less useful amenity and has detracted from the overall attractiveness of our community. As a homeowner and as a commercial real estate professional, I understand the importance of maintaining assets to maintain and improve value. I also think I have a good perspective and understanding of the many uses of the Pavilion and the deficiencies that exist in the current structure in accommodating today’s community needs. This perspective comes from my own observations and conversations with community friends and neighbors as well as review of the survey responses that have been submitted to the association. I am very aware of the economic troubles experienced by our nation, state and local communities through this recent recession and the resulting concerns about the timing of such a financially demanding project. There’s an upside to this, though, and that is our community’s ability to capitalize on this recent economic upheaval. Construction prices today are lower and by acting now and taking advantage of the soft economy, we stand to save 25-30% on this entire project versus waiting until the economy turns around. Some economists suggest we are emerging from the downturn which means the market will start seeing more demand and prices will soon start climbing. Whether it’s in the next year or the next 3-5 years, we will have to do major renovations to the Sports Pavilion to address its deteriorating conditions. Our community association is financially strong and well positioned to assume the financial responsibility associated with the master plan and we are ready to move forward and respond to our community’s needs. It makes good sense to be forward thinking and act now to address infrastructure and space/programmatic deficiencies to create an amenity that will take us into the next 20-25 years. Many of us easily spend +$27 per month in our gourmet coffee drinks, fast food/convenience dinners, going to the movies or other “niceties” without giving it a second thought. As a homeowner, I would gladly give up a few of my gourmet coffee drinks in exchange for a greatly enhanced Sports Pavilion as well as the inherent benefits such as sustained or enhanced home value driven by the fact that I live in such a desirable community offering a very competitive amenity package. Once we (the AVSP Special Committee) are confident that the total project costs and ongoing operating costs will increase monthly fees no more than $27 per month and present the supporting business plan to the community, I am hopeful that most of you will see the wisdom in making this decision and vote YES for the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion revitalization project. Respectfully, Melanie Parks Member, AVSP Special Committee

Ashburn Boy Scout Troop 1158



To Order:

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Pay by check (form below) or credit card (PayPal) via our web site: $ 4.25 or $5.00 per bag – same low price for last three years! 3 Cu. Ft. bag Double Shredded Hardwood (DSH) or Enriched Black mulch FREE delivery & stacking Delivery for Saturday, April 24th

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Fill out order form below Indicate whether you want us to spread your mulch (add’l service) Mail order form and payment to: Troop 1158 Mulch Sale 20666 Stillpond Court Ashburn, VA 20147 Or visit our web site and order on-line!

(Cut here. Keep top section for your records. Please return bottom section with payment.)

Ashburn Boy Scout Troop 1158 – Spring 2010 Mulch Sale Order Form

# Bags of DSH mulch:

x per bag:


$ 4.25

# Bags of Black mulch:

x per bag:


$ 5.00


Total amount enclosed:


Total amount enclosed: (make payable to Troop 1158)

Please contact me about spreading $2.00/bag: ______ (check or ‘X’ please) All orders must be submitted by Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Name: Delivery Address: Subdivision:


E-mail address: Order confirmation will be sent via e-mail – Thank you for your continued support!

The Villager

APR 10


Run Fast. Run Smart. Run Hard.

Ashburn Village 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile Fun Run Sunday, April 25th, 2010 AWARDS The fastest three men and women overall in both the 5K and 10K will receive awards. The first man and woman in both races in each of the following age groups will get an award: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over. Awards will be given to all children age 12 and under.

EVENT REGISTRATION On-line registration is available at event_detail.cfm?event_id=1833113. Online Registration ends April 22nd. Race fees increase after April 10th. Registration forms can also be turned in at or mailed to the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion at 20585 Ashburn Village Blvd., Ashburn, VA 20147. Checks can be made out to AVSP. Send registrations c/o Ashburn Village Race.

CHRONOTRACK TIMING AND SCORING Transponder timing operated by Capital Running Company will be used to score the 5K and 10K races. The system uses a computer “tag” which must be tied to each runner’s shoelaces and records the exact time a runner crosses the starting line and the finish line, resulting in a net time for each runner. The tag is disposable. Overall awards will be based upon clock time and age group awards will be based upon transponder times.

PROCEEDS All race proceeds will be donated to the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department. FEES 10K Ashburn Village Residents: $30 10K Non-Residents: $35 10K After April 10: $40

PACKET PICK-UP AND LATE REGISTRATION Race packet, t-shirt pick up, and late registration will be 12-5 pm on Saturday, April 24th, at the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion located at 20585 Ashburn Village Blvd. On race day, you may register and pick up race packets from 7 to 7:45 am. Please register in advance to avoid the lines.

5K Ashburn Village Residents: $25 5K Non-Residents: $30 5K After April 10: $35 Fun Run Ashburn Village Residents: $8 Fun Run Non-Residents: $12 Fun Run After April 10: $15

DIRECTIONS FROM THE BELTWAY ROUTE I-495 Take VA Route 7 west towards Leesburg for nearly 16 miles. Turn left onto Ashburn Village Blvd and go about a mile and a half to the Ashburn Elementary School and another quarter mile to the Sports Pavilion. We are only 10 minutes from Dulles Airport.

RACE SITE AND COURSES The race site is at the Ashburn Elementary School at 44062 Fincastle Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147. The start and finish for all events is in front of the school. The 10K and 5K start together at 8:15 am and the fun run begins at 8:25 am. 5K and 10K courses are certified. The courses loop down Ashburn Village Boulevard and through scenic Ashburn Village. There is no more than a one percent grade incline at any time. Course maps are printed on the reverse side of this form and are also available for download at

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Ashburn Village 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile Fun-Run

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On-line registration is available at: EVENT REGISTRATION event_detail.cfm?event_id=1833113. Online Registration

ends April 22nd. Registration forms can also be turned in at or mailed to the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion. On-line is out available at: Checks registration can be made to AVSP. Send registrations c/ event_detail.cfm?event_id=1833113. Online Registration o Ashburn Village Race. ends April 22nd. Registration forms can also be turned in at or mailed to the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion. PROCEEDS Checks be made All race can proceeds will out be to AVSP. Send registrations c/ o Ashburn Village Race. donated to the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department. PROCEEDS All race proceeds will be PRICING donated the Ashburn 10K:to$40 Volunteer Fire 5K: $35 Department.

Fun Run : $15 PRICING Race10K: Site$40 and Courses 5K: The race$35 site is on Fincastle Road right by Ashburn EleFun School. Run : $15 mentary The certified 5K & 10K courses loop

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Sunday, April 25TH, 2010 Awards TH Sunday, , 2010 Awards will beApril given to25 the overall fastest three men and women in both the 5K and 10K as well as the top finishers in the following age groups: 12 and under, 13Awards 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over. Awards overall fastest men Awards will will be be given given to to the all children age 12three and under. and women in both the 5K and 10K as well as the top finishers in the® following ageScoring groups: 12 and under, 13ChronoTrack Timing and 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. ComTransponder timing operated byand Capital Running Awards will be given to all children age 12 and under. pany will be used to score the 5K and 10K races. The

system uses a® computer “tag” which must be tied to ChronoTrack Timing and each runner’s shoelaces andScoring records the exact time a Transponder timing operated byand Capital Running runner crosses the starting line the finish line,Comrepany will be used to score the 5K and 10K races. The sulting in a net time for each runner. The tag is dispossystem able. uses a computer “tag” which must be tied to each runner’s shoelaces and records the exact time a runner crosses the startingforms line and finish line, Race registration are the available in resulting in a net time for each runner. The tag is this issue of the Villager, at the AVSP Front disposDesk able. or at More information can be found on the web or you can Race registration forms are available in contact Karen Parks at this issue of the Villager, at the AVSP Front Desk or at More information can be found on the web or you can contact Karen Parks at

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Personal Training Special! Whether you are interested in weight loss, strength training, or conditioning, AVSP has certified personal trainers who can build a personal training program to fit your needs. During the month of April if you purchase any of our 5 session packages you will receive 2 free sessions. That is 7 sessions for the price of 5. Special pricing includes: Private-one hour sessions $275 Express-half hour sessions $195 Partner sessions $415 Small Group sessions $475. Contact Fitness Director, Tracy Faber at or by phone at 703-729-0581 ext. 114. Hurry, this special offer ends April 30, 2010.

Free POLAR® Body Age Assessments Let the AVSP Personal Trainers help you determine your body’s age verses your biological age. Assessments will be offered on the following days and times: Monday, April 19, 9-11am Wednesday, April 21, 5-7pm Saturday, April 24, 10:30am-12pm

POLAR® Seminar: “The Importance of Heart Rate Training” Your heart is the most important muscle in your body. Learn the importance of training in the correct zones and using a heart rate monitor to enhance your workout. Date: Saturday, April 24 Time: 9-10:30am (Free Polar™ Body Age Assessments after the event) Cost: FREE for Residents; $10 for Non-Residents Registration is required. Please sign up at the AVSP Front Desk.

Core Conditioning Join this 45-minute class with an emphasis on strengthening and stretching the muscles of the abdominal, pelvic and lower-back regions. Core training is helpful in sustaining the ability to perform the activities of daily living. This class will help you improve both your physical form as well as your ability to function. Instructor: Day/Time: Date: Cost:

Laura D’Agostino Tuesdays 5:15pm April 20-May 11 $40 for 4 Classes Drop In- $15.00

Registration is required. Please sign up at the AVSP Front Desk.

Fitness Tip from AVSP Personal Trainer, Susan Strisik: Water ……The Most Essential Nutrient. Did you know that an estimated 60% of total body weight is water? This is one reason why proper hydration is essential for good health. You have heard time and time again to drink at least 8 – 10 glasses of water daily. Exercise requires even additional water intake. Being dehydrated can drastically hamper your athletic activities, slowing you down and zapping your energy. If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. This can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness and other symptoms, especially while exercising. Be sure to hydrate before, during and after your workouts.



BOOT CAMP Boot Camp is a four-week, comprehensive fitness and weight-loss challenge that provides the tools and inspiration to get in shape, shed extra pounds and adopt a healthier lifestyle. It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out or if you have been exercising for some time, this fitness challenge allows you to participate no matter what shape you’re in. Let Certified Personal Trainer, Chris Peterson guide you through four weeks of group workouts and provide the motivation and support to achieve your fitness goals. It is important to note that Boot Camp is a time commitment. To achieve optimal results, your participation will be encouraged in all aspects of the program. Session 1: Days/Times: Mon., Wed. & Fri. @ 5:30am Dates: April 19- May 14 Session 2: Days/Times: Tue., Thurs. @ 5:30am & Sat. @ 7am Dates: April 20- May 15 Session 3: Days/Times: Class runs Mon-Thurs @ 7pm Participant may choose 3 of the four days and days can change week by week. Dates: April 19- May 13 Cost: $90- 12 Sessions Residents $110 – 12 sessions Non-Resident Drop in: $12 Residents $15 Non-Residents Instructor: Chris Peterson

WOW- Women on Weights Weight Machines Workshop Learn how to design your own strength training routine using the LifeFitness® machines. Participants will learn basic strength training form, technique, and principals for a safe and effective workout. Cost: $15 Residents; $20 Non-Residents Date: Saturday, April 24 Time: 11:00am-12:30pm Instructor: Leslie Demcsak

Group Swim Registration Registration now open for residents interested in signing up for Group Lessons. Non-Resident registration will open on Sunday, April 11th at 7am. Registration will close on April 15th at 8pm. Lessons begin on Monday, April 19th. If you are new to the swim program or are not sure in which level to place your child, don’t forget to take advantage of the free monthly swim assessments at the Sports Pavilion indoor pool. The Swim Assessment for the next session is Saturday, April 17. Assessments last 10-15 minutes.

Aqua Jets Registration Aqua Jets Swim Team season is right around the corner. Registration packets are available at the AVSP Front Desk. Please note that new swimmer registration must be completed in person. Returning swimmer registration will be available on-line. *Swim evaluation will be held the same nights as registration. Please have your swimmers bring a suit. Ashburn Village Resident Registration Dates: Monday, April 26 from 6-8pm Open Registration: Wednesday, April 28 from 6-8pm For more information, please contact Aquatics Director, Marti Schenck, at

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April Showers Bring May... Outdoor Tennis Expo Days!!!

Join the AVSP Racquet Sports Department in May for your chance to learn how to play, see the professional tennis pro staff in action, and participate in one of our FREE tennis events! Check out the schedule: Cardio Tennis Extravaganza Date: Saturday, May 8 Time: 9:00-10:30am

Worry less about your tennis strokes and more about burning some calories on the tennis court in this high energy class designed to keep you moving. Our tennis staff will run multiple courts of fun, fast paced tennis drills for players of ALL levels from beginner to advanced. Our fitness staff will be on hand to show you how to compliment this cardio workout with some strength training exercises! This program is for men & women ages 16 and over.

Men’s Sports Pavilion Challenge Date: Friday, May 14 Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Be named winner of the Men’s Sports Pavilion Challenge and you’ll have a trophy to show off for the entire year! This is a doubles event for men of all levels – you can come as a pair OR we can find you a partner. Players will be organized in brackets by level. This program is for men ages 16 and over.

QuickStart for Juniors Date: Saturday, May 15 Time: 9:00-10:30am

Quickstart tennis is an exciting new way for kids ages 8 and under to learn how to play tennis! We shorten the tennis court and play with low compression balls so that kids can be successful playing tennis in a short time as compared with traditional teaching methods. Come meet our junior tennis instructors and learn more about why the Sports Pavilion’s junior tennis program is the best in the area.


Tennis Pro Exhibition – Followed by Pro-Am Mini-Tourney & Intro to Tennis for Adults Date: Saturday, May 22 Time: To Be Determined Want to see what tennis is all about? Join us to see our professional tennis instructors duke it out on the court in a mini-match exhibition. After cheering on your favorite instructor you’ll get a chance to participate in the Pro-Am Mini-Tourney, or if you’re a beginner, the Intro to Tennis for Adults program. Registration for each of these programs is required to participate (with the exception of coming to watch the Tennis Pro Exhibition). Please sign up at the Sports Pavilion Front Desk. Space is limited and Ashburn Village Residents receive priority in each program. Registration deadline is the Tuesday before each event! For more information please contact Jennifer Douglas, Racquet Sports Director, at

Junior Tennis Summer Camp Junior Tennis Summer Camp registration is open now at the AVSP Front Desk. For 2010 there will be 10 weeks of camp. Sign up for one, two or more weeks. Camps run Monday-Thursday with Friday used as a “make-up” day should inclement weather cancel a day of camp. Price: Tots (4-5yrs): $50 Resident; $62 NRTM. Beg./Adv. Beg (6-12 yrs): $130 Resident; $157 NRTM Int./Adv. (10-16 yrs): $130 Resident; $157 NRTM For more information, please contact Jennifer Douglas, Racquet Sports Director at


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It’s not too late to let the Board of Supervisors hear your support for funding libraries so we don’t have to fire librarians, close doors, restrict hours, close down programs and disadvantage kids and adults. Write to them NOW at before they vote and tell them you want libraries funded fully.

Spring is finally here! Daylight Savings time is in effect already. Can baseball games and soccer matches be far behind? National Library Week, Poets, Paws to Read, Piano, Puppets, Arbor Day, Wii nights, a Talent Show, a Resumé Webinar Workshop, movies and more! That’s what’s in store for you this month at the Ashburn Library! Check out the details, below:


Rhythm, Rhyme & Tune Time Registration required (by lottery) Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 and April 5, 11:15 am Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 and April 7, 11:15 am Mondays, April 26 and May 3, 10, 17 & 24, 11:15 am Wednesdays, April 28 and May 5, 12, 19 & 26 and June 2, 11:15 am Sing, chant, play instruments and move creatively as we explore the sounds, rhythms and patterns that make up our language. For ages 0-4 with a parent or caregiver.

Baby Storytime (0-18 months) Mondays, 10:00 am & Saturdays, 11:00 am Toddler Storytime (18-24 months) Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 am Terrific 2s Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:45 am Preschool Storytime (3s to 5s) Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 am Wednesdays, 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm Musical Storytime (2 & up with a caregiver) Fridays, 10:00 am Family Storytime (2 & up with a caregiver) Saturdays, 10:00 am & Sundays, 1:00 pm Babygarten – Registration required Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 and April 7, 2:30 pm Wednesdays, April 28 and May 5, 12, 19 & 26 and June 2, 2:30 pm A fun, exciting and informational program that focuses on how nursery rhymes, songs and books can enrich your children’s lives and promote later learning success.


Mother-Daughter Book Discussion – Registration required For girls, aged 7-9, with a parent or guardian. Tuesday, April 6, 4:00 pm Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater Ashburn Kids Book Club – Registration required For ages 8-11. Thursday, April 1, 7:00 pm Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke Junie B. Jones Book Club – Registration required For ages 6-9. Books by Barbara Parks. Thursday, April 15, 4:00 pm Junie B. Jones is Captain Field Day Guys Read – Registration required For ages 8-11. Thursday, April 22, 7:00 pm Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini by Sid Fleischman


Teen Reading Buddies Storytime Mondays, 4:30 pm (closed May 31) Encourage your child’s love of books by pairing them with a teen reading buddy for one-on-one reading time. For ages 3-6. Ashburn Peacemakers - Registration required This year-long series of programs focuses on peace and peacemaking. Stories, music, crafts and collaborative activities help to strengthen participants’ understanding of tolerance and how working together benefits the larger community. ( Continu e d on n ex t page)

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Friday, April 16, 3:30 pm - Free to Read - National Library Week Celebrate National Library Week! Learn about the freedom to read. For ages 5-8. Seasonal Storytime For ages 2-6 with a parent or caregiver. Thursday, April 8, 3:30 pm Spring is here! Movies -- Not Just for Kids! Family-friendly movies that have become classics! Mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers: movies with something for everyone! For all ages. Monday, April 12, 7:00 pm Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Rated PG, 90 minutes Family Movie Matinee Saturday, April 17, 3:00 pm Charlotte’s Web, Rated G, 113 minutes Wii Nights Monday, April 19, 7:00 pm Come play popular titles with friends and family. Meet new people and play new games. Door prizes! For all ages. Paws to Read with paws4people foundation Registration required - Sundays, April 25 and May 23, 2:00 pm What do you get when you bring children, dogs and books together? You get happy, confident children who love to read! Register your child to come in and read to a Therapy Dog!

Introduction to the Piano with Piano Xpress Registration required Thursday, April 1, 10:30 am High-energy, interactive piano instruction. For ages 5 -11. Mad Scientists’ Club – Registration required Explore scientific topics through activities. For ages 8 - 11. Tuesday, April 27, 7:00 pm with the Audubon Naturalist Society Reptile or Amphibian? Ashburn Library’s Talent Show – Talent Needed! Thursday, April 1 – Sunday, May 9 Can you dance, sing, tell jokes? Stop by the Information Desk to sign up your act by Saturday, May 1. Sunday, May 2, 2:00 pm – Dress Rehearsal Sunday, May 9, 2:00 pm – Performance For all ages. Creatures Great and Small performed by Rainbow Puppets National Library Week Sunday, April 11, 4:00 pm A tiny acrobatic flea and a giant stegosaurus are among the animals featured in this lively musical review of favorite animal songs. National Library Week Children’s Poet-Tree Hunt Try Poetry 2010 Monday, April 12 – Saturday, April 17 Celebrate National Library Week and stop by the Youth Services Desk to pick up a Poet-Tree hunt. Complete and turn in your hunt to the Youth Services staff by April 17 and receive a small prize. Then add a “leaf” to our Poet-Tree and take a chance at the guessing jar full of goodies. For ages 5-11. Family Activities For TV Turnoff Week Monday, April 26, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursday, April 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fun, family-friendly activities including book sharing, puppets, games, music, and crafts. Poet in Residence: Kwame Alexander – Try Poetry 2010 Wednesday, April 28, 7:00 pm Kwame Alexander is a poet, publisher, playwright, producer, speaker and performer. He is president of Book-in-a-Day, a literacy non-profit organization that teaches and inspires youth in the writing and publishing process. Celebrate Arbor Day! Presented by Loudoun Soil & Water Conservation District – Registration required Friday, April 30, 4:00 pm Stories, crafts, and activities about the importance of trees. For ages 5-9. ( Continu e d on n ext page)


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Poetry & Short Story Group with Shannyn Snyder - Try Poetry 2010 – Registration required Saturday, April 17, 1:00 pm & Saturday, May 1, 1:00 pm Share ideas and get tips on writing poetry and short stories. Meet fellow writers and poets.

ESL - English Conversation Group Tuesdays, 7:00 pm & Thursdays, 10:00 am An informal conversation group for non-native speakers to practice speaking English.

Teen Reading Buddy Volunteers Orientation Registration required Tuesday, April 27, 4:30 pm (May-June session) Read stories to children ages 3-6 on Mondays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Children’s Area Volunteers – Orientation Registration required - Thursday, April 8, 7:00 pm Help keep our Children’s Area in order! Spend an hour a week picking up books and shelving. Select your days and hours when registering for this two-month rotation. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm & Saturday 1:00 - 2:00 pm Saturday 3:30 - 4:30 pm & Sunday 1:00 - 2:00 pm Sunday 3:30 - 4:30 pm For ages 12-14.


One-on-One ESL Tutoring March - April, by Appointment (sign up begins February 15) May - June, by Appointment (sign up begins April 19) Come to the Information Desk to sign-up for English as a Second Language tutoring. ESL learners will be partnered with a trained Ashburn Library volunteer for a one-hour session each week for two months.

Monday, April 5, 7:00 pm Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century by Lauren Slater

Graphic Novels for Adults - NEW Wednesday, April 7, 7:00 pm Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi If you think all comics are muscular men in tights, you may be surprised. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk. Every Child Ready to Read: Early Literacy Workshop for Parents – Registration required Monday, April 19, 7:00 pm - For parents and caregivers of 2 & 3 year olds. Learn age-specific pre-reading skills to prepare your child to learn to read. Resumé Webinar Workshop with Barbara Safani of Career Solvers – Registration required Wednesday, April 14, 4:00 pm Tips on writing powerful resumes that get the attention of hiring managers. ART ON EXHIBIT March/April - Oil Paintings by Denise Malakooti

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FOR SALE For Sale: Baby items, 2 1/2 years old- Medela Breast Pump Black backpack ($30), Baby Jogger red ($40), two bottle warmers $3/each. 703.728.6851. For Sale: Antique side board, draw-leaf table, 4 chairs $500 OBO. Mahjong table and chairs, $700 OBO. 703-973-0201. For Sale: Foosball table great condition. $50. 571-225-1781. For Sale: Speaker- Roland CM-30 cube monitor. 30W of audio punch through a high quality 6.5” coaxial 2 way speaker with stereo preamp. For home studio and live onstage. Connects to microphone, keyboard, rhythm machine and CD player. Sells for $175. Brand new. Yours for $100. Call 703-309-7400. For Sale: Panasonic OmniMovie VHS video recorder (PV-602) with tripod and manual. Great working condition. Both items $40 obo. Call 703-444-4247 For Sale: Computer games for Windows 98/95. Mathblaster 2nd grade, Groovy Games, Disney Villian’s Revenge, and Myst. All 4 games in original boxes - $10. 703-444-4247. For Sale: Boy’s dream-:Radio control wireless cars including: The Insector-with rollover maneuver-new $80; yours for $35. Toy story 2 Tyco car -$15. Other radio control cars: 6.0 Jet Turbo, The Rambler, ET on bike, Harley Davidson motorcycle, Expert racer car. $10-$15 each. Radica Baseball (with bat) plug and play on regular TV-$10. Super Scooter Shannon wireless remote and Radical Rollin’ Rachel with wireless remote. Both for $25. 702-444-4247. ( Continu e d on n ex t page)

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For Sale: White, Black and Decker coffee pot, excellent condition-$10. Call 703-444-4247.

For Sale: Air hockey table good condition 66 inches by 38 inches – extra motors $60 or best offer. Call 703-729-2315.

For Sale: Boy’s blue step stool. Hand painted for a “Tyler” with sports shoes (cleats, skates, cowboy boots and more). Beautiful in perfect condition. New $50 Cost $25. Table lamp-light lavender base. 9” diameter/29” high. Off white shade. $20-perfect condition. 703-444-4247

For Sale: Solid redwood deluxe play set. Four swings, slide, clubhouse, sandbox, separate monkey bars, and climbing rope. $1500 call 703-858-3745.

For Sale: Mega-Byte the “hound Droid” with follow me technology has a full range of motion, eight special functions, and two built-in functions! The ultimate 21 century pet! Costs $50. Yours for $25.00. In box, excellent condition. Call 703-444-4247 For Sale: Beautiful Dutailier/EG six drawer chest in natural wood finish. Highest quality in perfect condition. Orig. $1200, we are selling for $300. Good for any age but can be used as dresser/ changing table combo. Call Keri 703-723-3852 For Sale: Surround Sound Receiver $100, DVD Player $25, color printer/scanner $20, PC $100, Fax, Router, Cable modem $25. Call 703-858-7897 For Sale: Tools – Wet saw $45 Black & Decker Band Saw $150 Table Saw $150 call 703-220-8060. For Sale: Junior set of golf clubs, good condition. Assorted brands $70, call 703-729-2453. For Sale: White, strapless, ballgown wedding dress, size 5/6 by DaVinci for sale. $400 for dress and ballgown slip! Call Bethany. 571-225-9098

For Sale: Antique style living room/family room furniture. One sofa, two chairs, and marble coffee table. Excellent condition. $650 OBO. 703-858-0867. For Sale: Oversize easy chair elegant paisley pattern rich golden olive hue a real bargain at $150 please call 703-858-2896. For Sale: Corian counter tops fits Thoreau model home kitchen. Color Maui brown speckled with molded white sink. Includes back splash. Great condition great price $300. Call 703-723-8319. For Sale: Boy’s twin wooden bunkbeds, w/drawers, matching nightstand, $200. Air hockey table, full size, 88”x 44”, $100 –obo. Call 571-215-3982 For Sale: IMPEX multi-station weight set with weight bench and arm pulleys to workout entire body. IMPEX Marcy Platinum Model MP3100 barely used $150.00 or best offer. Call 703-723-3679. For Sale: 2 – 23” Pier 1 woven wicker counter chairs. Dark brown wicker with black legs and arms. $25. Call 703-858-9453. For Sale: Famous name gorgeous cut aquamarine loose stones appraised at $1100 only $250. Cardio Glide $25, some Pampered Chef pieces varied prices, Afghan prayer rug authentic ( Continu e d on n ex t page)

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$200. 703-723-6321-H or 703- 927-5031 Cell. Leave message & call back. Speak clearly. For Sale: Pali crib caramel color. Gently used, excellent condition. Includes toddler side rail. $200 OBO. Call 571-216-8138. For Sale: Toddler racecar bed, blue, Little Tykes, good condition $50. Call 571-216-8138. For Sale: Cargo bunkbeds with mattress, matching nightstand with draws, desk w/chair, two book shelves, matching winter / summer bedding. $800 OBO. 703-729-9224 or 703-851-2200. For Sale: 9-ft Pre-lit Kirkland Signature Christmas tree. 1800 constant-on lights, hinged branches pre-attached to center of tree, on-off foot pedal, stand included. Sells for $300+ at Costco. Like new! Your price $150 OBO. 703-858-1171 or 703-303-6072. For Sale: Thomasville entertainment center French Country Style – tall with doors and slide out shelves on top and bottom. $399.00. 703-723-3679. For Sale: Attention Hockey Players! Used PowerSkater ( Dryland Training System for sale. This system teaches proper skating technique, stride power, and speed. $300. Call 703-729-5926. For Sale: Dog crate (wooden) that can be used for the house or airline travel. Dimensions 44 ½ lg x 31 ht x 24 w. Good condition $30. Call 703-726-0288.

CTR, double stroller, toys, formal chair, formal sandals size 8.5/9, decoration and house/h pieces, and a lot more. Email For Sale: Infant 0-3 month’s boys clothing large selection, gently used. Priced per item. Call 571-216-8138. HEALTH & WELLNESS A Touch of Health: Offers classes in 1. Dr. Mom’s introduction to pure essential oils, 2. A woman’s wellness awakening class, and 3. Aroma touch wellness massage for couples eight oil used to help stress immunity inflammation and hormones. 703-8876634. HOME IMPROVEMENT A-1 Home Services: Small jobs honey do lists. Basements, decks, plumbing, elec., drywall, paint, roof repairs, odd jobs. 540-454-5024. 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. Home Improvement Contractor: Specializing in finishing basements, remodeling bathrooms, remodeling laundry rooms, electrical, plumbing, exterior hot tub installations, express water heater replacement and expert at water-proofing wet basements.

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30 years experience. Free estimates. For all your home improvement needs, call Marc at 703-724-0772. Handy Guy: Painting, window washing, minor plumbing and electrical, new light fixtures, shelves and closet organizers installed AND everything in between. Free estimates. Call 703729-0184 evenings, 925-548-1725 days. Full Circle Home Improvement: Kitchen and bath remodeling-flooring, installation hardwood tile etc. Finish trim moldingslighting-decks-finished basements-painting and more. Licensed and insured. Call Rich at 703-723-4268 email 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 www.letsrollpainting. com to schedule a FREE estimate. Licensed and Insured. Master Improvement Painting: We specialize in interior/ exterior painting, carpentry, powerwashing, sealing decks and repairing rotten wood. References available. Call for a free estimate. 703-731-9651. LAWN/LANDSCAPING Grass Mowing “Cheap”: Ashburn Village Residents only – for town home and single family, now accepting new residential clients for 2010; mow, edge, blow and seasonal applications. Fence power-wash and re-stain, Retired Professionals: email 703-858-0103.

Greenrays Landscaping First Cut Is Free: (Includes: mow, trim edge, bag & blow) mowing starts at $10! Full service landscaping. Free estimates, references and photos available. Discounts for referrals please contact Jon at 703-350-0874 or Licensed and insured. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Affordable Carpet Cleaning & Restoration: Whole house special – 7 rooms/areas only $147. Carpet stretching/repair. 24 hour emergency water damage. Mold experts. Pet odor/spotting, scotchguarding, upholstery cleaning, oriental rug cleaning. 30 years experience, including The White House. Please call 703-978-2270. T.W.A. Irrigation: Sprinkler irrigation systems, new installation spring turn on winterizations service repairs. Ashburn Village resident Licensed Contractor. Please call 703-723-9253. Ashburn residents free estimates and 10% off any service. Ashburn Electric: Specializing in Recess Light Installation & Service. Licensed/Insured. Call Craig at 703-858-7332. Ashburn resident. Gggggrrrrr! Computer crashed? Network down? Kid 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, evening, weekend appointments. Concrete Flatwork: Lead walks, patios and driveways. Remove or replace. Caulking. Bobcat services. 703-729-3225. ( Continu e d on n ex t page)


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T.W.A. Electric: Ashburn Village resident Licensed Contractor. Electrical repair fixture installation ceiling fans recessed lights panel upgrades outdoor lighting. Please call 703-723-9253. Ashburn residents free estimates and $25 off any service Use Garneski: For your A/C and heating needs. Garneski Air Conditioning and Heating Company is your local Carrier dealer.10% off any service up to $150 for Ashburn Village residents. Visit us at or Call 703-880 2770. Drapery & Blind Services: Install, make, fabrication 1-3 day services. Residential & Commercial 40 years experience. References. Insured. Telephone: 703-723-4301. Cell: 703-728-5160. Camann Painting: Interior and exterior. Powerwashing, rotten trim replacement, drywall repairs, crown/chair rail installation. No job too small. Call Dave for free estimates. 703-4444442. Licensed/insured, serving Ashburn since 1987. Check us out on the web New Garage Doors: Replace your old garage door with a new insulated door. Models by Amarr and Clopay. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. Call Pat at 703-955-6389. REAL ESTATE Giving You More for Less! 4.5% full service listings. Cash back to homebuyers! Aggressive marketing strategies. Call Kristine Price 703-328-1025 or email Northern VA Resident for over 30 years. The difference is experience and dedication. Samson Properties. Myrtle Beach Condo: Weeks for rent July 2-9 and August 22-27. Condos are one bedroom with sleeper sofa, full kitchen and in new phase at Sheraton Broadway Plantation. Call 703-431-6765 for details. Awesome family resort! Weather Update: Naples, FL had no snow this winter. And you? Sorry. Tropical Naples continues to be a favorite year round, warm weather get-a-way. Many quality properties under $300k. Information? Contact John Schroeder, Naples’s Realtor. Web site: Email: Myrtle Beach Condo Week for Rent: August 14th – 21st. Two bedrooms with king master suite, two full beds and full kitchen. Sheraton Broadway Plantation close to Broadway at the beach. Asking $1600. Go to contact 703-606-2690. SPECIAL INTEREST Moms Club of Ashburn Village area offers fun and support to mothers through playgroups, field trips, Moms’ Night Out, and more. Meetings held the third Thursday of each month are open to prospective members. Email ashburnmomsclub@yahoo. com or visit Adult Women Soccer Players Wanted: To join Ashburn United Co-Ed Team. Games are low stress recreational which play Sunday mornings. Call Steve at 703-729-7691, ASAP. Season starts mid April. MOPS Kid’s Consignment Sale: Sanders Corner Elementary School in Ashburn on Saturday, April 10th from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. New Dollar Dash from 3:00-3:45 p.m.! Clothes, toys, cribs and more! For complete info and directions,


VILLAGE HELPERS In an ongoing attempt to provide the best service to our residents, we will no longer be listing the ages of the Village Helpers. Parents are encouraged to closely monitor any correspondence directed at their children as a result of these advertisements. Babysitting: Brice Pinson, Will baby-sit 6 months on up. 3 years experience (can provide references) Please call 703-729-5642. Babysitting/Pet Sitting/Tutoring: Mackenzie Scofield, 4 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. Babysitter and/or Tutor: Ty Sheedlo, great with kids. Babysitter training course and experience. All honors classes and Spectrum. Very patient and good at entertaining kids. Please call 703-729-2182. Pet Sitting and Babysitting: Pet sitting and babysitting Neil Hartman very responsible. Please call 703-729-2453. Pet Sitting: Jessica Feddersen Loves animals, very responsible. Call 571-271-9002 or email me at jessicaf_dancer_11@hotmail. com. Will Mow your Lawn: Ryan Johnston will mow and trim your yard. Very dependable. I have my own equipment. Please call 703-723-1915. Fishing Lessons: Ryan Johnston will teach you or your child to fish. I have fishing gear, if you don’t. Please call 703-723-1915 Babysitting and Pet Sitting: I have taken a Red Cross babysitting course which included CPR for infants and older children. Babysit for newborns: 11 years of age. I love and own/ worked with animals of all sorts. Contact 571-277-0402. Flute Lessons: I have eight years of flute playing experience and am offering lessons for beginner and intermediate level flute students. The fee will be $15 per half hours session. Contact 703-729-1591. Babysitting and Pet Sitting: Caris Cole, two + years experience. Loves kids and animals. Very responsible and dependable. 703-729-2162 or

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