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Board of Directors Candidate Nominating Petition - pg. 17 Volume XX, No.8

August 2010

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Inside This Issue… President’s Report • page 5

AVFRD • page 12

Volunteer Editor: Meg Carlson

Live Fit and Sore • page 16


Four Things Every Parent Should Know Before Choosing A Dance Studio The Ashburn Academy of Ballet Visit our website at: www.ashburnballet.com If all dance studios in the area seem to have friendly teachers, experience teaching children and a big performance at the end of the year, aren’t they all pretty much the same? Does it really matter which school you decide to choose? Yes, it does! There are 4 main things that can make a huge difference in the quality of instruction that your child receives. Here are 4 things that all parents should consider before deciding on a dance studio for their child.

1. EDUCATION OR COMPETITION? It is important to ask the question of a studio, is your emphasis on education or competition? Dance originated as an art form, and when dance schools compete for trophies and “places” then it becomes a sport. Our dancers’ classical training is showcased in performances for the community as artistic entertainment. This allows our students to gain confidence through personal and physical growth. At our school, competitions do not define our students as “winners or losers”. Our dancers are equipped with the technique and knowledge to continue their study of dance at a higher educational level if they so choose.

recreational to professional dance. A marley floor allows the dancer to “slide” without slipping. Few studios use professional marley floors in their studios and take one to their performance site and usually opt for a slippery wood floor.

2. WHAT TYPE OF PERFORMANCE DO YOU HAVE AT THE END OF THE YEAR? Is the emphasis of the recital the technique that has been taught over the year or is it a dance that has been practiced for the entire year? We don’t start our recital dances until the beginning of February, with an emphasis on technique throughout the year. We choose tasteful and age appropriate costumes and choreography for all of our dancers. We want parents to feel comfortable and proud of what their children are presenting on stage. We feel the focus of the performance should reflect what the students have learned throughout the year. 3. WHAT TYPE OF DANCE FLOOR IS USED? Dance is a physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can put a lot of pressure on the dancer’s back and knees. The best way to prevent against a potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on high density foam blocks to absorb the shock of jumping. The top layer of a dance floor is also an important factor. A vinyl composite “marley” floor is accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for

All three of our studios are 1200 sq ft each equipped with floating floors that have over 700 high density foam blocks under the floor surface and a marley top surface. An additional marley floor is taken and laid for our school performances.

4. WHAT ARE YOUR TEACHERS’ QUALIFICATIONS? It is important to ask what training and background the instructors at the studio have. Dance instructors should have a college degree in dance or be pursuing one and/or professional experience. All of our instructors at the Ashburn Academy of Ballet either have a college degree in dance and/or professional experience.

www.ashburnballet.com 703-723-8089 21690 Red Rum Dr. Unit 172 Ashburn, VA 20147 Located in the Ashburn Technology Park


Board of Directors President

Inside This Issue Monthly Departments

Mark “Doug” Carlson dcarlson@ashburnvillage.org 2008-2010 Term

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Vice President

Bob Graham bgraham@ashburnvillage.org 2008-2010 Term Secretary

Jennifer Horvath jhorvath@ashburnvillage.org 2009-2011 Term

Featured Information

6 A Heartfelt Thank You 8 Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter Fundraiser 10 Master Gardener News 13 Blue Waves Swim Clinic 14 Neighborhood Watch 16 Live Fit and Sore 17 Board of Directors Candidate Nominating Petition 2010-2012 Term 24 Safe Summer Fun 29  Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital Comfort Program

Treasurer

Chris Hettinger chettinger@ashburnvillage.org 2009-2011 Term David Austin 703-729-0832 (home) daustin@ashburnvillage.org 2008 – 2010 Term Samantha Bailey sbailey@ashburnvillage.org 2009-2011 Term Richard Nutwell rnutwell@ashburnvillage.org 2008 – 2010 Term

Community News & Information

3 Homeowner Board Members 4 Association Staff 4 Committee Meeting Dates 6 Important Numbers 37 Calendar

Need to contact the Board? Email messages can be sent to bod@ashburnvillage.org Board Meeting Information The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors will be held at 6:00 p.m. on August 24, 2010 at the Lakes Recreation Center, 44078 Cheltenham Circle. An agenda is posted on the website, www.ashburn village.org and at both the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion and AVCA office on Courtland Drive at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

President’s Report Board Briefs Lakeshore Condominium News Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion Critter Corner Library Corner

Advertising

32 Classified Advertising 38 Advertiser Index 38 Rate Card The Villager is published monthly by the Ashburn Village Community Association, Inc., for the residents of Ashburn Village.

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. The Villager

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Ashburn Village Community Association, Inc. Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (703) 723-7910 Direct • (703) 478-8583 Fax www.ashburnvillage.org

Association Staff Management Team

Jeff Peak, x101 General Manager jpeak@ashburnvillage.org Crishana Loritsch, CMCA®, AMS®, x102 Resident Services Manager cloritsch@ashburnvillage.org Mark Schnupp, x104 Facilities & Grounds Manager mschnupp@ashburnvillage.org Gail Fishkin-Ogle, x103 Finance & HR Manager gogle@ashburnvillage.org Office Staff

Laura Hisam, x109 Covenants Administrator lhisam@ashburnvillage.org Delia Rafe, x 106 Covenants Assistant drafe@ashburnvillage.org Taycha Wolfries, x105 Covenants Assistant twolfries@ashburnvillage.org Lyn Laws, x100 Member Services & Newsletter Coordinator llaws@ashburnvillage.org Teresa Reifsnyder, x123 Accounts Payable treifsnyder@ashburnvillage.org Katrina Bilikha, x124 Accounts Receivable, Bookkeeper kbilikha@ashburnvillage.org Ann Mattiucci, x 107 Pavilion Member Services amattiucci@ashburnvillage.org Adam Puffinburger Facilities & Grounds Supervisor McKane Goldizen Facilities & Grounds Assistant Neil Puffinburger Facilities & Grounds Assistant Darren Phares Facilities & Grounds Assistant 4

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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 24, 6:00 p.m. Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle Architectural (AERC) Tuesday, August 3, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, 6:00 p.m. AVCA Office, Courtland Drive Budget & Finance (B&FC) Monday, August 16, 6:30 p.m. Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle Competitive Swimming Committee (AVCSC) Thursday, August 12, 7:30 p.m. Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle Facilities & Grounds (F&GC) Monday, August 9, 6:00 p.m. Mills Recreation Center, Grottoes Drive Lakes & Ponds (L&PC) Wednesday, August 18, 7:00 p.m. Mills Recreation Center, Grottoes Drive Neighborhood Watch (NHWC) * Meeting Date/ Location ChangeMeetings to be held every other month Next meeting, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Mills Recreation Center, Grottoes Drive Recreation and Community Events (R&CEC) Wednesday, August 4, 7:00 p.m. Sports Pavilion Sports Pavilion Renovation Committee Meeting Wednesday, August 4, 7:00 p.m. Lakes Recreation Center Tennis (AVTC) Tuesday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle


president ’ s report

Doug Carlson President dcarlson@ashburnvillage.org 2008 - 2010 term

Greetings, Fellow Villagers! Congratulations Tennis Teams! I would like to take a moment and congratulate all of the ladies from Ashburn Village who participated in the 2010 USTA Women’s Adult Tennis League. Several of our club’s teams won the Loudoun Division Tennis League and went on to play in the state-level tournament. The 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 teams that represented Ashburn Village were all outstanding competitors. The 2.5 “Racq Pacq” and 3.0 “Red Hots” both won Virginia State Titles this season. They will advance to sectionals in August and compete against teams from D.C., Maryland and West Virginia. The 3.5 “Slice Girls” advanced to semi-finals of the state tournament and put up a heck of a fight before being eliminated. The 4.0 “Slice Girls” competed very well in their first round matches but fell short in their bid for a Virginia Title. Thanks to all of the coaches, Branden Beets, Albert Asiedu-Ofei and Jennifer Douglas who attended the tournament and provided moral support, line-ups and warm-ups. Fourth of July We had another successful Fourth of July celebration this year. The Pavilion was packed with families participating in the many games, pool activities, boating, food and more. I cannot remember when I last saw the Pavilion outdoor pool so crowded. The staff of the Pavilion did another bang-up job hosting the event once again, and we thank them.

The live entertainment and fireworks Sunday evening were a great way to end the celebration. Ashburn Village’s own “Suburban Rush” entertained the gathering crowds just prior to the fireworks. While we had no mishaps on the island this year, we did have a few minor technical challenges with the show. I know many enjoyed it and we have received comments to that effect. We have already started planning for our celebration in 2011! Pavilion Renovation Update During the July Board of Directors meeting, a discussion was held with the homeowners regarding the status and plans to renovate and modernize the Pavilion. Details of that discussion can be found on the association web site, under the Sports Pavilion Renovation & Revitalization sub-section. If you have questions or comments, please forward them to renovatepavilion@ashburnvillage.org or bod@ashburnvillage.org. Update – Russell Branch Parkway Earlier this month Jeff Peak, AVCA General Manager, and I sat down with the Loudoun County Department of Transportation to discuss the Russell Branch Parkway extension, which is the final link between Ashburn Road and Ashburn Village Boulevard. Surprisingly, they had great news to report on progress in their talks with Saul Properties, the owners of a small parcel of land in the connection area. The County is now confident that the differences with Saul can be rectified along with those held by the Community Church, owners of the other section. The County’s engineering consultants are close to finalizing the design and submitting the plan to VDOT for final approval. If all goes well, road construction will begin in the spring of 2011. When further details emerge, we will be sure to update the community. Keep smiling and enjoy the remaining days of summer. See you around the Village!

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Important Numbers American Disposal Services

1 (703) 368-0500

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  avca@ashburnvillage.org Website  www.ashburnvillage.org 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 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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A Heartfelt Thank You Dear Neighbor, On the evening on July 3 our family was enjoying a fantastic summer evening with great weather, good food and a rummy game for the ages. At about 9:30pm as everyone was going inside for the evening, I went outside to water down the coals in the smoker one last time before heading to bed. Unfortunately I did not perform this task very well. At about 1:00am that night I was awakened by the horrifying sight of our deck and the front of our house on fire. Through some good fortune I was able to wake our family and somehow manage to get the flames under control before the fire department arrived. Needless to say this was a life-changing experience for our family, who can now look back and consider ourselves very lucky. According to the great people at our volunteer fire department, in another 5 minutes we would have lost the whole house. So, I want to reach out to the guy who was standing in my backyard at 1:00 am, who asked if we were OK and told me that he had called the fire department. On behalf of our family I can’t thank you enough for spotting our misfortune and for taking the time to make that call. Steve, Jody and Joshua French 44105 Tippecanoe Terrace

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B oard Briefs

June Meeting The June 22, 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 Approved the minutes of the May 25, 2010 Board of Directors meeting. 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. n Several residents expressed their concerns regarding the placement of CBU mailboxes on Gala Circle. n Several residents expressed their concerns regarding the suspension of Pavilion privileges for a family in the community. New Business consisted of the following items: n The Board authorized the President to negotiate a new contract for the association’s website and electronic publication of The Villager. Approved: Austin, Bailey, Carlson, Graham, Hettinger, Horvath and Nutwell.

n Discussion ensued regarding Enforcement of Covenants on Public Streets. No action was taken. n Received the AVSP Management Report. n The Board approved the Sports Pavilion Maintenance schedule for August 2-4, 2010. Approved: Austin, Bailey, Carlson, Graham, Hettinger, Horvath and Nutwell.

n The Board approved the common area tree planting request of the homeowners of 20599 Hilary Way. Approved: Austin, Bailey, Carlson, Graham, Hettinger, Horvath, and Nutwell

The following property’s security deposit and recreation center privileges were reinstated: n 20951 Colecroft Square Approved: Austin, Bailey, Carlson, Graham, Hettinger, Horvath and Nutwell

The following properties were approved for variance requests: n 20206 Birdsnest Place- Side Porch n 20243 Birdsnest Place- Fence Approved: Austin, Bailey, Carlson, Graham, Hettinger, Horvath and Nutwell

The following properties were assessed for lawn and landscaping violations. Assessments will be waived if properties are brought into compliance by the compliance deadline: n 44159 Allderwood Terrace n 43948 Kitts Hill Terrace n 21081 Mossy Glen Terrace Approved: Austin, Bailey, Carlson, Graham, Hettinger, Horvath and Nutwell

n 20222 Catlett Place Approved: Bailey, Carlson, Graham, Hettinger, Horvath and Nutwell Abstained: Austin

The following properties were assessed for property maintenance violations. Assessments will be waived if properties are brought into compliance by the compliance deadline: n 20385 Altavista Way n 20444 Cool Fern Square n 20939 Rootstown Terrace Approved: Austin, Bailey, Carlson, Graham, Hettinger, Horvath and Nutwell

n 20222 Catlett Place Approved: Bailey, Carlson, Graham, Hettinger, Horvath and Nutwell Abstained: Austin

The following property was assessed for trash and recycling violations. Assessments will be waived if property is brought into compliance by the compliance deadline: n 44169 Allderwood Terrace Approved: Austin, Bailey, Carlson, Graham, Hettinger, Horvath, and Nutwell

The following property was assessed for vehicle violations. Assessments will be waived if property is brought into compliance by the compliance deadline: n 20411 Cool Fern Square Approved: Austin, Bailey, Carlson, Graham, Hettinger, Horvath and Nutwell

The following property was assessed for vehicle violations. The assessment will be posted to the homeowner’s account immediately. n 43986 Needmore Court Approved: Austin, Bailey, Carlson, Graham, Hettinger, Horvath and Nutwell.

The Board went into Executive Session at 10:30 p.m. The Board came out of Executive Session at 11:18 p.m. Executive Session Decision Item: The Board took the following action regarding the AVSP Suspension of the Birchmeier family: n The Board approved the 30-day suspension of Matt Birchmeier from the Sports Pavilion and all AVCA recreation facilities. n The Board reinstated the Sports Pavilion and all AVCA recreation facilities privileges to Jen Birchmeier and her dependent children effective immediately. Approved: Austin, Bailey, Carlson, Graham, Hettinger, Horvath and Nutwell

The meeting adjourned at 11:05 p.m. The Villager

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Loudoun Abused WOMEN’S shelter

LAWS Gala 2010 The Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) is on a mission to build a new shelter! LAWS is the only dedicated domestic violence shelter in Loudoun County, a county where growth has left many unable to receive the protective housing they need. Last year more than 40 women and their children were turned away from the current shelter, an aging 12-bed facility. This site served its purpose in 1985 when it was purchased but not now in 2010. We hope to have the funds to buy or build a new shelter by 2012! Please plan to attend the LAWS Raise the Roof Gala and/or lend your support by donating services or items to the silent auction. Your company may also be a Sponsor for the Gala and receive benefits for your generosity. Event: Date & Time: Location: Website:

LAWS Raise the Roof Gala 2010 October 16, 2010 at 5:30pm Lansdowne Resort 44050 Woodridge Pkwy Lansdowne, VA 20176 www.lawsraisetheroof.com

Be generous and have fun - Enjoy fabulous food and drink, peruse the silent auction, even enjoy an overnight stay in resort accommodations. Our emcee for the evening is Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News. Enjoy our special guest, jazz pianist, Gregg Karukas, and dance away the night with Diamond Alley. Our website has more information - www.lawsraisetheroof. com. You may become a Sponsor or purchase tickets right online! If you would like to donate your services or an item for the auction, please contact Paula Grace at paula@lawsraisetheroof. com or 703-201-1490. Thank you. We look forward to having you!

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L AKESHORE CON D OMIN IU M N E W S

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: Lakeshoreoffice@verizon.net

Lakeshore Condominium Board of Directors Meeting The August 2010 Board of Directors meeting will be Thursday, August 26 at 6:30pm in the Lakeshore Condominium Clubhouse All Lakeshore Condominium Homeowners are encouraged to attend.

ATTENTION - PLEASE READ Air Conditioners and Hot Water Heaters There have been several reported leaks this summer caused by either clogged condensation tubes and/or hot water heaters leaking into other units causing water damage. Please be proactive about checking your air conditioners regularly. In addition, regularly look inside your utility closet where this equipment is housed and look at your ceiling to ensure that the unit above you is not leaking into your unit. If you see water coming from a unit above you, contact that unit owner

immediately. Pursuant to Policy Resolution #1 (Air Conditioners) and Policy Resolution #10 (Hot Water Heaters), it is the responsibility of the homeowner whose equipment is causing the leak to take action to make repairs immediately for any damage caused to your unit or equipment or any units below. The homeowner whose equipment caused the water damage is also responsible for any costs associated with the repairs. Please call the office at 707-723-7960 if you need a copy of the above-referenced policy resolutions. The hot water heaters on the property are aging. If you have not replaced your hot water heater, it is highly recommended that you have your hot water heater looked at to ensure that the pressure relief valve is in good working order and the unit is in good working condition. Check it periodically to ensure that it does not begin leaking. Insurance If you currently do not have a homeowner’s insurance policy it is highly recommended that you obtain one. Lakeshore has a Master Insurance policy that essentially covers the exterior components of the building. Hardy Insurance, an expert in their field, holds the master policy. Feel free to call them should you have questions regarding the Master Policy.

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Loudoun County Master Gardener News

Turfgrass n Plants signal their need for water - turfgrass lies flat after being walked on and many plants lose their shine and droop a little. n 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. n 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. n 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. n 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.

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Debbie D. Dillion Urban Horticulturist Loudoun County Extension

Removal of more than 1/3 of the growth at one time weakens the plant. n Plan to rejuvenate or plant home lawns in the fall. n 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 an herbicide, such as one containing glyphosate. ( C ontinued on next page)


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August Gardening Tips n Clean up fallen rose and peony leaves. They can harbor disease and insect pests over the winter if allowed to remain on the ground. n Root cuttings of woody shrubs and evergreens, such as azaleas, holly, and hydrangea, at this time of year. n 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. n Leaf miner larvae tunnel inside leaves, leaving whitish trails as they move about. Holly, boxwood, and locust are particularly susceptible to damage. n Powdery mildew diseases attack a great many ornamentals, most often in late summer when the days are warm and the nights are cool. Some mildews, particularly those on roses, apples, and cherries, are also 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. n 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.

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Notes From Your Neighbors… Administrative members are the support team of the Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department! Join our team! Come Discover the Volunteer in you! n Publicity and Marketing: Writers, Graphic Designers, Media Relations Liaison, Video and Multimedia Specialists n Fundraising: Grant Writers, Event Planners/Project Managers, Corporate Sponsor Seekers n Community Relations and Education: Neighborhood Liaisons, School Coordinators, Station Tour Guides n Recruitment and Membership: Volunteer Coordinators, Recruitment Activities Coordinator, Survey Coordinator, Retention/ Appreciation Event Planners, Awards and Recognition Manager n Building and Equipment Maintenance: Facilities Manager, Groundskeepers, Maintenance Agreements Coordinator n Document Management: Scholarship Manager, Historians, Record Keepers, Database Administrator

Proudly supporting our EMT and Firefighter Heroes! For more info, please visit: www.ashburnfirerescue.org or email us: recruitment@ashburnfirerescue.org

Classes AM, PM & Weekends Williams Martial Arts 43930 Farmwell Hunt Plaza 703-407-3183

Erika Goedrich, Chair (571) 439-6923 Pat May, (571) 215-7519 publicitywg@avfrd.net

Upcoming Events For full details, please visit http://www.ashburnfirerescue.org/events/

Pancake Breakfast at the Ashburn Firehouse, 20688 Ashburn Rd. 8 AM until noon. No Breakfast in July. Upcoming dates: August 1, September 5, November 7, December 5 Note: No breakfast in October 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. We continue our diesel fuel fundraising at the Pancake Breakfast. 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! American Red Cross Blood Drive – Tuesday, August 10, 3-8 pm Ashburn Firehouse, 20688 Ashburn Road. Schedule an appointment online at http://www. redcrossblood.org/gcp or by calling 1-800-GIVELIFE. You are encouraged to schedule an appointment, but walk-ins are always welcome. Fall Open House & Family Day Sunday, October 3 - Join us at the Ashburn Firehouse, 20688 20688 Ashburn Road for an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Our “Passport to Safety” offers a fun educational environment for kids to learn fire safety and prevention.

We are currently accepting sponsorship for all our events. Sponsorship opportunities are detailed on our website, or contact us at sponsor@ashburnfirerescue.org. Become our friend on Facebook – key word search: AVFRD

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AVFRD wants to help you stay out of the kitchen in August. And you can help us at the same time. All you have to do is eat at “Not Your Average Joes” in Lansdowne on Tuesdays in August. AVFRD will receive 15% when you do! Everybody wins! A coupon is required, though! Visit www.ashburnfirerescue.org for details and the coupon!

AVFRD Takes First and Second in Competition Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue took part in Fairfax City’s Old-Fashioned Fireman’s Day competition on Saturday, July 3. The team won first place in the ‘Lay the Line’ event, with an impressive time of 36.4 seconds, and took second place out of seven teams in the ‘Battle of the Barrel’ event.

Blue Waves Swim Clinic

photo credit to Marianne Thiede

At the Mutual of Omaha Breakout swim clinic hosted by the Ashburn Village Blue Wave Swim Team, Olympic gold medalist Josh Davis gets into the pool to demonstrate a variety of techniques for each stroke and to give each swimmer a chance to race against an Olympian.

Olympian Josh Davis gives a thumbs-up for a job well done.

Olympic swimmers Lacey Nymeyer and Josh Davis pose with members of the Blue Wave Swim Team (top row, l-r) Brittany Dolan, Chloe Meister, Kyra Meister, (bottom row, l-r) Megan Thiede, Sammy Wahl, Caroline Haines. Josh Davis, who won three gold medals at the Atlanta Games, allowed the swimmers to wear his gold medals. He wore his silver medal from Sydney, which he told the swimmers was his favorite medal because he was the oldest swimmer on the team but still swam his best time in the Sydney Olympics.

Olympian Lacey Nymeyer demonstrates a streamlined racing start.

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neighborhood watch

County Solicitor Regulations 

We are again entering the season where we will see an increase in solicitors in our area. In many cases these businesses are legitimate and are providing their customers a service. In other cases these businesses are less than scrupulous and use high pressure sales tactics and intimidation to make sales. 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 below). All solicitors are required to display 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 found on-line at: www.loudoun.gov. 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 ordinance.

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Getting Involved Citizens regularly ask how they can get involved but fear that their identities will become compromised. To help citizens remain anonymous and still keep them involved we have a few telephone numbers they can call and report information and remain totally anonymous.

n If you suspect narcotics (drug) use or sales you can call the Narcotics Tip Line at 703-779- 0552.

n If you suspect gang activity or gang participation you can call 1-866- NO-GANGS.(1-866-664- 2647).

n If you have information about a crime that is about to occur or has already occurred you can call 703-777-1919. Working together, we can all help keep our community and families safe.

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National Night Out 

National Night Out is an annual crime prevention event that take place on August 3, 2010 . The goal of this event is to encourage communities to hold some type of formal or informal event that helps community members get to know one another better, discuss community concerns, and learn about crime prevention. These events help represent a community’s commitment to being crime-free and aid in the overall community’s relationship. Communities that hold events are encouraged to register their event at the national website, nationaltownwatch.org. Communities can download their event pictures after the event and can compete against other neighborhoods for prizes. For additional information communities can contact the National Association of Town Watch at their website: www.nationaltownwatch.org.

Thefts from Vehicles Loudoun County residents are still having items stolen from their vehicles. The most common items taken include GPS units, small electronics and money. Some ways to help prevent this are: n Remove all items from your vehicle when not in use. When you cannot do this, put the items inside the glove box (lockable ones are preferred). n A visible GPS unit is an obvious target, but car prowlers also look for any signs that one might be hidden inside the vehicle, such as a mount on the window or dashboard. Even the circle left on the windshield from a suction cup mount is enough for some crooks to break in. They assume a GPS unit is hidden somewhere inside. So get rid of all tell-tale signs. n P ark inside your garage, if available, and keep the garage locked. Or, try to park near or under an illuminated area. n KEEP YOUR VEHICLE LOCKED. Most stolen items are taken from vehicles that are not locked. If your vehicle is broken into remember to report it to the Sheriff’s Office. It is also helpful to have the serial numbers of the stolen items available when the deputies arrive. County-wide this is the most frequent criminal event. To help combat this ongoing issue please report suspicious persons you may see in and around your neighborhood. the fairfax institute-rev-2.qxp 7/26/2010 5:16 PM Page 1

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live fit and sore

Stephanie Hoaglund

Creating Healthier Families I recently read that only a third of all Americans now meet the government’s minimum guidelines for physical activity which are at least 21/2 hours a week of moderate-intensity activity. Combine that with the rising rates of childhood obesity, and it’s become very clear that everyone needs to focus on encouraging and inspiring our future generations to understand and incorporate healthier lifestyle behaviors. Many companies have begun to encourage and inspire families to live healthier lifestyles by developing programs focused on fitness and health. We all know that some corporate programs are developed as a direct response to a recent media trend, but educating and encouraging families on how to live healthier lives is one that will have ongoing, long-term benefits for everyone. Here are some family-focused health and fitness programs that I have come across, developed by some well-known companies: REI Family Adventures - http://bit.ly/cVyWpU REI, an outdoor recreation lifestyle store, is offering REI Family Adventures, a summer program aimed at encouraging families to get out outside and be active. The program suggests and encourages all types of outdoor activities in a fun and interactive way to inspire a future generation of outdoor enthusiasts. The program offers a

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free downloadable adventure journal, certificates, information and advice on different types of outdoor activities including kayaking, geo-caching and hiking. Families can also get advice from REI’s experts to plan fun and affordable ways to spend time outside. You can find checklists, tips and videos to help you plan campouts, day trips and more. Fit Generation - http://bit.ly/c1VeeQ Parenting Magazine has launched a program called Fit Generation that is focused on helping fight childhood obesity. This program offers ideas, information and support about starting down a path toward a healthy and active lifestyle. You can get advice about which toys will encourage and increase your child’s activity level, ideas about how to get your family excited about fitness, and even find information about which Wii games will increase their activity level. They also have a kid’s nutrition area where they offer a lot of ideas about getting kids to eat healthier. My kids are always asking for a “snack,” especially now that summer is here. Fit Generation has some quick, easy and healthy snack ideas that I am going to try. Family Fitness Challenge - http://bit.ly/9UsXNU USA TODAY is launching its Family Fitness Challenge to challenge families to try some new activities together so everyone in the family will be healthier. Each week during the summer, they are featuring stories about families who have accepted the challenge. The ideas were created by top nutrition and fitness experts and are designed to be fun recreational challenges for families to do together. You can even share your adventures and experiences with the Family Fitness Challenge community online. The Family Fitness Challenge website offers various videos, ideas about activities and photos from participating families from across the country. It’s a great site to get some fun and creative ideas to get active. Whether you want to participate in an actual challenge or not, you can use any of these programs to get ideas and advice to develop your own game plan for incorporating healthier behaviors for your family. These programs will not only benefit you and your family’s health, it can also help bring you closer together. Visit my blog to find more family fitness ideas at http://www.livefitandsore.com. You can also find support and general information about fitness and nutrition. Make sure to leave me a comment when you do visit to let me know you are finding my information helpful. My hope is that you find the right information to inspire you while on your own fit and healthy journey. I enjoy the company!


Board of Directors Candidate Nominating Petition Board of Directors Candidate Nominating Petition 2010-2012 Term 2010-2012 Term

Ashburn Village Community Association, Inc. 44025 Courtland Drive, Ashburn, Virginia 20147 Ashburn Village Community Association, Inc. Fax: (703) 478-8583 Main Number: (703) 723-7910 Email: avca@ashburnvillage.org 44025 Courtland Drive, Ashburn, Virginia 20147 Nominating Petition Requirements: (1) Candidate must ownEmail: propertyavca@ashburnvillage.org in Ashburn Village; (2) Be a member in good standing with the Association; Main Number: (703) 723-7910 Fax: (703) 478-8583

(3) Be willing to serve on the Board for the 2010-2012 term; (4) Obtain five Ashburn Village property owner signatures; (5) Sign and return this form to the Petition Association by September 2010 atmust 5:30own p.m.property in Ashburn Village; (2) Be a member in good standing with the Association; Nominating Requirements: (1)10, Candidate (3) Be willing to serve on the Board for the 2010-2012 term; (4) Obtain five Ashburn Village property owner signatures; (5) Sign and return this form to the Association by September 10, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. CANDIDATE INFORMATION (Please print)

CANDIDATE INFORMATION Name

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# of Years in Village

Name Street Address

# of Years in Village

Street Address City

State

Zip

City (A/C) Telephone/Cell Number

State E-mail Address

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(A/C) Telephone/Cell Number CANDIDATE QUESTIONS (Please print)

E-mail Address

The questions provided below have been developed by the Elections Committee. Questions and answers are subject to publication in The CANDIDATE QUESTIONS (Please print)Annual Meeting package. A copy of these answers can also be submitted electronically to Villager, on the AVCA website and/or the AVCA cloritsch@ashburnvillage.org. 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 cloritsch@ashburnvillage.org. 1. Why are you running for the Board? 1. Why are you running for the Board? 2. How do you view the role of a Director? 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? 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. Please describe your thoughts on the Renovation/Revitalization/Modernization project for the Sports Pavilion. 4. Please describe your thoughts on the Renovation/Revitalization/Modernization project for the Sports Pavilion. 5. Do you or your children participate in programming at the Sports Pavilion? 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? 6. experience, professionally personally, will guideto you a Director to onserve the Board? I amWhat a member in good standing. Myand signature below attests myaswillingness on the Ashburn Village Community Association Board of Directors for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 terms. I am a member in good standing. My signature below attests to my willingness to serve on the Ashburn Village Community Association Board of Directors for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 terms. Property Owner (1) Signature & Address: Property (1) Signature Signature & & Address: Address: Property Owner Owner (2) Property (2) Signature Signature & & Address: Address: Property Owner Owner (3) Property Owner (3) Signature & Address: Property Owner (4) Signature & Address: Property Owner (4) Signature & Address: Property Owner (5) Signature & Address: Property Owner (5) Signature & Address: Candidate Signature

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Please also provide a brief candidacy letter to the community and photo suitable for publication with this petition. The Association reserves the Candidate Signature DateCourtland Drive, right to edit any submitted information for length. Mail or deliver all documents to: Resident Services Manager, 44025 Ashburn, VA 20147 or cloritsch@ashburnvillage.org or call (703) 723-7910, x102 for more information. 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 cloritsch@ashburnvillage.org or call (703) 723-7910, x102 for more information. Form Effective 2010 Form Effective The Villager AUG 10201017


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUGUST

8/2-8/4 AVSP Closed for annual maintenance 8/11 Resident Registration for Group Swim Classes 8/13-8/15 USTA Tennis Tournament (Men’s and Women’s 30s and Mens 60s) 8/13 Movie Under the Stars– CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (Rain Date 8/14) 8/14 2010 Jr. Round Robin-Session 3- 10am-4pm 8/16-8/19 Youth Volleyball Clinic (ages 11-14) 8/17 Puppet Show 8/27 Movie Under the Stars– UP (Rain Date 8/28) 8/27 Tennis Social (7-9pm)

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10/1-10/2

SEPTEMBER

Outdoor Pool & Marina close for the season Doggie Pool Party

OCTOBER

VillageFest

For a full list of event days and times, please visit the AVSP website at

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AVSP Annual Maintenance

The AVSP facility will be closed for annual maintenance Monday, August 2 – Wednesday, August 4. We anticipate reopening at our regular time of 5:00am on Thursday, August 5. The gymnasium will close on Friday, July 30 for floor replacement. It will remain closed until the floor is complete. Note the following changes will take place during the annual maintenance period:    

All group exercise classes will be cancelled 8/2-8/4 Boot Camp cancelled 8/2-8/7 All tennis classes and camp will run as scheduled RISE Camp will be moved to the Mills Rec. Center for the week of 8/2-8/6

If you have questions regarding program locations during the annual maintenance period, please ask your instructor.

Puppet Show All aboard! Join Ms. Jamie and her fuzzy friend Doof as they travel to Fairytale Land in a train made from Doof's own imagination. Today's stops: Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. Your imagination is all you'll need to join this unique puppet adventure on the Fairytale Land Express! Date: Tuesday, August 17 Time: 9am Cost: FREE for residents and their guests Location: Lakes Recreation Outdoor Amphitheatre


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Youth Volleyball Clinic Get the help and motivation you need to achieve your health and fitness goals!

This clinic teaches essential skills and exercises, hold scrimmages between players, run drills and more! Ages 11-14 (rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders). Clinic runs Mon. – Thur.

All AVSP personal trainers are nationally certified to ensure they have the knowledge and expertise to develop a fitness program to best address your specific needs and interests. Come in and make an appointment with one of our trainers to discuss how we can motivate you.

August 16-19, 4:00-6:30pm Cost: $80 Residents; $95 Non-Residents

September Personal Training Special: 12 for 10. Buy any of our 10 session packages of personal training and receive 2 sessions for free.  Private One-on-One (1 hr) $500  Express One-on-One (1/2 hr) $355  Partner Training (1 hr) $780  Small Group of 3 (1 hr) $900  Small Group of 4 (1 hr) $1,100

AVSP will be offering a CPR & First Aid certification course.

CPR & First Aid Training Date: Monday, August 2 Time: 6:30-8pm-First Aid; 8-9:30pm- CPR Cost: $20 per course or $40 for both Location: Mills Rec. Center Instructor: Larry Newell Pre-registration is required for this course. Contact the Pavilion Front Desk to check class availability.

Fitness Tours Polar Heart Rate Monitor Sale 10% off FT60 & FT80 Models Offer Valid through 8/31/10.

Contact Fitness Director, Tracy Faber at tfaber@ashburnvillage.org or by phone at 703-729-0581 ext. 114.

Ever wonder how the machines work at AVSP or how to get the cardio equipment started? Join a Certified Personal Trainer for a fitness tour. Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 6:30pm & Thursdays @ 9am Dates: On-going. Cost: FREE. *Advance registration required.

Fitness Tip from AVSP Fitness Director, Tracy Faber: Get Out and Move

A well-rounded exercise program with cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility training is the

choice way to go. Research shows that regular physical activity, in particular cardiovascular exercise, reduces the risk of developing heart disease by as much as 50 percent. Regular activity plays a role in preventing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, non-insulin dependent (type II) diabetes and obesity.

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Sports Pavilion Renovation Update 

Authorization The Board of Directors is authorized under the association governing documents to improve upon and provide upkeep of association facilities for the greater good of the community. There are caps on spending in any given fiscal year associated with projects related to this authority. Those caps cannot exceed 10% of the aggregate common expenses as set forth in the 1997 Amended and Restated Declaration. The Pavilion Renovation & Revitalization Project takes these rules into account and will provide much needed remodeling and transformation of the facility to support its continued use and maintain its value. Targeted Renovations The Master Planning work completed by the committee and our consultants revealed several core areas that will benefit from revitalization, remodeling, or addition. The architects and engineers involved in the process reviewed existing programming, facility layout and usage, property boundaries, interviewed the facility operator and researched Loudoun County Codes and Ordinances while investigating what could and could not be done with the building and the property. Modernizing and improving the facility will enhance its overall usefulness and value for the entire community. This fifteen-month process has pinpointed the following targeted areas for the program of change within the facility and property. Areas targeted for new construction n New parking lot-level entrance n New large convertible Group Exercise space n Youth Activities space n Family changing/locker facilities n Indoor pool observation area n Tennis support facility n Add 10-15 new parking spaces Areas of the existing building/property targeted for renovation n Racquetball/Squash courts

n Men’s and Women’s locker rooms n Renovate 2nd floor of building and reconfigure space for larger open layout n Fixture, flooring and wall treatment upgrades n Reconfigure existing parking to add 10-15 spaces Reserve amenities targeted for renovation n Property landscaping n Replace tennis bubble and resurfacing of tennis courts Areas under consideration for future renovation n Outdoor Pavilion pool, potentially covered for yearround use with semi-permanent structure Basic Timeline Using a phased approach, renovation and revitalization of the facility will take approximately 5 to 7 years. This concept will build elements and provide for the renovation of other spaces. For example, the interior of the existing building will be modernized and a new space plan developed to maximize the use of the existing building footprint. One possibility currently being explored is the reclamation of the “light wells.” These areas will provide much needed floor space to spread out equipment and open the area. Additional changes will include new light fixtures, carpet, paint, and acoustical sealing of the racquetball and squash courts. Future phases will provide for new larger group exercise rooms, dedicated Youth Activities space, family locker facilities and a new entrance. Presently the various elements of the renovation are not categorized into phases and the phases have not yet been placed in a particular order. This step will take place during the design process, or Phase I. This process is planned for FY 2011 and will also create the master site plan along with architectural and engineering drawings. Once this step is completed, the phases and entire timeline will be established. The committee is presently drafting an RFP for design and engineering services. The plan is to solicit and evaluate bids between August and September of 2010. ( C ontinued on next page)

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When the site master plan is submitted to the County for review and processing, the architectural and engineering aspect will proceed. Once the plans are completed, a second RFP process will be initiated to solicit a general contractor. The association will hire a project manager to act on our behalf and ensure that the association’s best interests are represented during the construction. Phase Approvals Each phase of the project will be subject to board approval to ensure appropriate budget oversight and adherence to the association’s governing documents. Cost The estimates to complete the elements listed in the “Targeted Renovations” section are between $4.5 and $5.3 million. In order to avoid long-term financing of this project, the method used to pay for these improvements will be through a monthly assessment combined with operational efficiency savings and Reserve funds already accumulated or budgeted for collection according to the community’s Reserve Study. Once the renovations are completed, the assessment will be discontinued. This method of financing projects within the community is in use now and was recently implemented for the Landscape Revitalization Project, which began in 2008. Using the phased approach and the estimates provided, the targeted annual renovations would cost no more than $700,000 to $800,000. Funding of the renovations will also include Reserve money already captured as part of the annual assessment. Reserve money makes up a portion of the annual fees for the Pavilion and is for specific upkeep of fixed elements of the existing building/property. This money will be combined with the operational savings and the renovation assessment to fund the project. The breakdown of the assessment for each homeowner given the targeted costs during the renovations should be no greater than $15/month during the renovation period. This works out to be: Monthly Assessment

Annual Assessment Number of Years

$15

$180

Projected Maximum Total Homeowner Contribution

7 $1,260

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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 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: Intermediate/Advanced Days/Times: Mon., Wed. & Fri. @ 5:30am Dates: September 13– October 8 Session 2: Beginner/Intermediate Days/Times: Tue., Thurs. @ 5:30am & Sat. @ 7am Dates: September 14– October 9 Session 3: All Levels Days/Times: Class runs Monday-Thursday @ 7pm Participant may choose three of the four days and days can change week by week. Dates: September 13– October 7 Cost: $90 -Residents $110 -Non-Residents Drop in: $12 Residents;$15 Non-Residents Instructor: Chris Peterson

Belly Dance is a cardiovascular and strength workout. It teaches participants how to isolate muscles and work them independently. Participants of Belly Dance may also experience improved self esteem and a better sense of well being. Days/ Times: Level I-Wednesdays @ 8:30pm Level II- Mondays @ 8:30pm Dates: August 16-October 6 Cost: $65 Residents; $87 Non-Residents Drop-In: $10 Residents; $15 Non-residents Instructor: Stephanie Niday

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This course gives a general introduction to the “do’s” and “don’ts” of fitness and weight training, emphasizing safety, proper technique and weight selection, as well as gym etiquette. This is a two-day course and teens must demonstrate competency on the equipment and pass a written quiz. After completing this course, teens aged 12-15 may use the fitness center with parental supervision. Please note, participation in both days of the session is required. Course is offered each week at the following days/times: Session 1: Days/Times: Tuesday & Thursday @ 4:30pm Dates: On-going Session 2: Days/Times: Wednesday & Friday @ 4:30pm Dates: On-going Cost: $15 Instructor: Susan Strisik

Polar Body Age Assessments The Polar BodyAge™ System is more than a fitness assessment. It’s a whole new way of showing you how healthy you can be. The BodyAge™ analysis is an exclusive health assessment developed by Polar to quickly and simply provide you with a baseline measurement of your overall fitness level. Basic Assessment $29 and Full Assessment $59

AVSP Labor Day Hours and Pool & Marina Closing The Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion will open at 7:00am and close at 8:00pm on Monday, Sept. 6th. The AVSP outdoor pool and marina will close for the season at 7:30pm on Monday, Sept. 6th.


Racquet Sports & Aquatics

Junior Round Robin Series Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the AVSP Junior Round Robin Series. This is a great time for kids to have their first experience playing tournament tennis, or get more match play practice over the summer. Dates/Time: August 14, 10am-4pm Who: Boys & Girls, 10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under, 16 & Under Cost: $15 Residents; $20 NRTM

USTA Team Tennis Celebration The Ashburn Village Tennis Committee will host a celebration for anyone who played on a 2010 USTA tennis team at the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion!

Registration dates for the Summer Group Swim Sessions are as follows: Session Runs: Aug. 23-Sept. 2  Resident registration opens on Wednesday, August 11 @ 7pm  Non-Residents registration opens on Sunday, August 15 @ 7am  Registration closes August 19 @ 5pm  Classes start week of August 23  Classes meet Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks.

Session Runs: Sept. 20-Oct. 15  Resident registration opens on Wednesday, September 8 @ 7pm Join us September 10 from 10am-12:30pm at the LAKES Rec Non-Residents registration opens on Sunday, reation Center for a celebration of the season. Please confirm September 12 @ 7am and RSVP to bridgesden@aol.com.  Registration closes September 16 @ 5pm  Classes start week of September 20 Fall 2010 Indoor Tennis Season  Classes meet twice a week for 4 weeks. The AVSP tennis courts will be bubbled for the Fall in September with indoor play beginning September 13! To make an indoor tennis court contract time for either the Fall season or full Fall/Winter season contact Jennifer Douglas, Racquet Sports Director at jdouglas@ashburnvillage.org. Residents can reserve a block of up to 2 courts for up to 2 hours for the season at a reduced rate.

USTA Tennis Tournament

Mom & Me Swim Class This beginner level program puts Mom (or Dad) in the water with their toddler. In a fun, relaxed environment, skills are taught through repetition of songs and activities. The class emphasizes positive reinforcement and progress at a comfortable pace for you and your child.

Days: Date: Time: AVSP will host a USTA Tennis Tournament August 13-15. Tour- Cost: nament is for Men’s/Women’s 30’s (singles, doubles and mixed) and Men’s 60’s (single and doubles). Cost: $38 Singles and $23 per player for Doubles

Tennis Social Come out and meet some new players. AVSP will provide the food and drinks.

Tuesday & Thursday Aug. 10-Sept. 9 (No class Aug. 24) 10am $45 Residents; $55 Non-Residents

Family Aquatic Expo

Bring the family out for a day of fun! Meet the AVSP Aquatic Staff and join in on some fun water-themed games. Date: August 21 Time: 11am-2pm Cost: FREE for Residents and their Guests

Dates/Time: August 27 7-9pm Cost: $20 Residents; $22 NRTM

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Safe Summer Fun The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children recommends that parents and guardians take action to keep their children safe during both structured and unstructured summer activities. The first step is to talk to your children. Kids need to know:

n To keep doors locked and not open the door if they are home alone.

n Neighborhood boundaries and whose homes they may visit.

n Not to approach a vehicle or accept a ride from anyone without your permission.

n Whom to call and where to go in an emergency.

n To avoid pools and other bodies of water without adult supervision.

n Their full name, address and telephone number.

n Their curfew, and to call you if they will be late. Parents also should remember to: n Supervise children at malls, movies, arcades and parks. n Choose and screen babysitters with care. n Investigate day care centers and recreational camps thoroughly before enrolling your children. n Always listen to your children. For more information, visit The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s website at www.ncmec.org. ( C ontinued on next page)

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Ashburn Village Gas Grills Liquid petroleum (LP) gas or propane, used in gas grills, is highly flammable. Each year about 30 people are injured as a result of gas grill fires and explosions. Many of these occur when consumers first use a grill that has been left idle for a period of time or just after refilling and reattaching the grill’s gas container. To reduce the risk of fire or explosion, consumers should routinely perform the following safety checks: 10 feet away from your house or any building. Do not use the grill in a garage, breezeway, carport, porch or under a surface that can catch fire. n Do not attempt to repair the tank valve or the appliance yourself. See an LP gas dealer or a qualified appliance repair person. n Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions that accompany the grill and when connecting or disconnecting LP gas containers. n Consumers should use caution when storing LP gas containers. Always keep containers upright. Never store a spare gas container under or near the grill or indoors. Never store or use flammable liquids, like gasoline, near the grill. To avoid accidents while transporting LP gas containers, transport the container in a secure, upright position. Never keep a filled container in a hot car or car trunk. Heat will cause the gas pressure to increase, which may open the relief valve and allow gas to escape.

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n Check the tubes that lead into the burner for any blockage from insects, spiders, or food grease. Use a pipe cleaner or wire to clear blockage and push it through to the main part of the burner. n Check grill hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes, and leaks. Make sure there are no sharp bends in the hose or tubing. n Move gas hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping hot grease. If you can’t move the hoses, install a heat shield to protect them. n Replace scratched or nicked connectors, which can eventually leak gas. n Check for gas leaks, following the manufacturer’s instructions, if you smell gas or when you reconnect the grill to the LP gas container. If you detect a leak, immediately turn off the gas and don’t attempt to light the grill until the leak is fixed. n Keep lighted cigarettes, matches and open flames away from a leaking grill. n Never use a grill indoors. Use the grill at least

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Hyper Kitty! 

We have a saying in the veterinary business that when a pet just isn’t feeling well and the owner can’t put their finger on what’s wrong, we say the patient is ADR – ain’t doin’ right. That could mean all sorts of things, but this article is specifically about older cats. Sometimes senior kitties may start to act strange, like meowing all night or not using the litter box well, or they may be eating fine but still losing weight. These symptoms may indicate that Fluffy has feline hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is a condition where a typically benign tumor in the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. This increases your feline’s metabolism, causing her to be hungry all the time, yet still lose weight. We also often see cats with behavioral changes as mentioned above. If left untreated, Tiger will progressively lose weight, develop heart disease, and ultimately die from the disease. There are tests for this most common endocrine disease in cats, and easy treatments as well. A drug called Tapazole can be effectively used to control the condition, but there are some potential side effects. Surgery is an option, but with no guarantees. The most effective treatment is radioactive iodine. Done at a special facility (we have one

Dr. Steve Velling www.ashburnanimals.com 703-729-0700

in Springfield), a cat stays at the center for about 4 days until his or her radiation levels are low enough, getting lots of TLC the whole time. This therapy is 99% effective, and needs very little follow-up. The downside is the cost – about $1500. I hope this sheds some light on a common ailment in older cats. In the meantime, have a great summer, and I hope your critter isn’t ADR!

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Register on site to Win a $500 Shopping Spree! Be one of the first 100 families to arrive and receive a FREE gift.

Inova Loudoun Hospital is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for Family Fest produced by Johnson Promotions & Events. An exciting full day event, featuring hands-on interactive stations, exhibits, demonstrations and live entertainment. The event will focus on family health & safety, nutrition, education, community awareness and most importantly family FUN!

All families will have an opportunity to participate in the “Family Passport” game and have a chance to win fabulous prizes from the treasure chest.

When: Saturday, August 28, 2010 Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Admission Free with easy wheelchair & Parking: and stroller accessibility Beneficiary: Loudoun Interfaith Relief

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For More Information Call 703.777.8577 or Visit www.familyfestva.com Be sure to STOP BY and visit each exhibit to register for a chance to WIN great door prizes!! • Live Science Show by Curiosity Zone • Interactive animal display by Animal Ambassadors • Sterling Volunteer Fire Dept trucks to explore • Interactive LEGO station by WAMALTC

• Fire & Safety Center — Emergency Preparedness, Basic First Aid Information, FREE Children’s Safety ID • Award-winning face painter Dee Vinchey • Model Train Exhibit

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Wounded Soldiers Need your help!

Items needed!!  Xbox 360 and PS3  Video Games  Controllers  Gaming Consoles  Movies Your donations will be collected in a marked box in the HOA office lobby from July 6 to August 7.

Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital Comfort Program Bring the gift of fun and relaxation to the hospital bedside of a Wounded Warrior.

Your donated video games, movies, and systems are used to provide comfort and social activity for our soldiers. Please donate any items listed to the left that are new or very good condition. This collection is part of a Troop 1154 Eagle Project. We are working in conjunction with CAUSE (Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services), a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide comfort for our wounded soldiers. Not sure what to donate? Check out the wish list on CAUSE’s website for items soldiers have requested:

www.cause-usa.org

(Select Donate Tab, page halfway to “Donate Items” click on C-Del link .)

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Scott Steward

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Loudoun County Library Board of Trustees

The sweltering dog days of summer are upon us, and there’s no cooler place to chill than the Ashburn Library! Whether you need some summer reading for those days at the beach or pool or want to learn something new, the Library is the place for you. Our Teen Reading Buddies program continues in August, as do Science and Math programs that are FUN! Don’t forget the always popular “Reptiles Alive!”, the “Mad Scientist of Washington shows kids Things That go Boom!” and our reading and movie programs continue as well. The excellent and FREE examination of the Film Noir genre concludes this month with the classic, “Touch of Evil” followed by a discussion, and there is much more! Check out the details, below: Storytimes:

Babygarten (0-18 months) • Mondays, 10:00 am • Wednesdays, 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-5s) • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 am Family Rhythm, Rhyme and Storytime (2 & up with a caregiver) • Wednesdays, 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm • Saturdays, 10:00 am • Sundays, 1:00 pm

PROGRAMS *Tickets are required and will be available half an hour before the program

Teen Reading Buddies Storytime Mondays, 4:30 pm 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. Family Movie Matinee Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18, & 25, 3:00 pm August 4: Parent Trap (1998), Rated PG, 128 minutes August 11: Muppets Take Manhattan, Rated G, 93 minutes August 18: Toy Story, Rated G, 89 minutes August 25: Surf’s Up, Rated PG, 85 minutes

123 Math for Children – Registration Learn math concepts through hands-on activities and literature. For ages 8-11. Fridays, August 6 & 13, 1:00 pm 123 Science for Children – Registration Learn science concepts through hands-on activities and literature. For ages 8-11. Fridays, August 6 & 13, 3:00 pm *Reptiles Alive! Monday, August 2, 7:00 pm An exciting and informational introduction to all kinds of reptiles from all kinds of places! You will meet live animals from Africa, Asia, Australia and North America and you will learn snake secrets and laugh at our lizard stories and turtle tales. For all ages. Sponsored by Loudoun Library Foundation, Inc. *Books Are a Blast! presented by Tom Lilly Thursday, August 5, 7:00 pm Family comedy-magic show. For all ages. *Things That Go Boom! Presented by Mad Science of Washington Monday, August 9, 7:00 pm Learn the science behind sound, hear our wacky voice effects generator and see crazy chemical reactions! We’ll bring out some bubbling potions and experiment with explosive gases! For all ages. Sponsored by Loudoun Library Foundation, Inc. Concrete Poetry with John Grandits – Try Poetry 2010 Thursday, August 12, 7:00 pm Concrete poets visually convey the meanings of their poems through the use of letters, words and symbols. Learn about the history of this art form and create your own poem. For ages 6-11.

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One-on-One ESOL with Teens Mondays, 1:30 pm, July 12 - August 16 Join our teen tutors for one-on-one ESOL sessions. For teens and adults. Manga Swap Tuesday, August 3, 3:30 pm No more room for your manga? Want to update your collection? Bring your old manga to our Swap and find new series to enjoy.

ADULTS

ESOL - English Conversation Group Tuesdays, 7:00 pm, June – August Thursdays, 10:00 am, June – August An informal conversation group for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. One-on-One ESOL Tutoring - July - August, by Appointment Starting June 21, come to the Information Desk to sign-up for English for Speakers of Other Languages tutoring during July and August. ESOL learners will be partnered with a volunteer for a 1-hour session each week for 2 months. One-on-One ESOL with Teens Mondays, 1:30 pm, July 12 - August 16 Join our teen tutors for one-on-one ESOL sessions. For teens and adults.

Graphic Novels Book Club If you think all comics are muscular men in tights, you may be surprised. Join us every first Wednesday of the month to discuss “graphic novels” for grown-ups. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk. Wednesday, August 4, 7:00 pm A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld Adult Book Club Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 pm A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick Film Noir Film Festival and Discussion What is “Film Noir?” Come discover the genre with cinematic gems from the 1940s and 1950s, known as the “classic era of film noir.” Discussion to follow. Wednesday, August 4, 6:30 pm Touch of Evil (PG-13, 108 minutes) Written, Directed and co-starring Orson Wells, the cast also includes Charleton Heston, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, and Marlene Dietrich. Watch for Dennis Weaver and Zsa Zsa Gabor in small parts, and the great Joseph Cotten in an uncredited role as a policeman. This is one of the last great examples of Film Noir of the period.

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the villager classifieds CHILDCARE Child care provider needed: During one hour 9:30 AM Jazzercise class, Mon-Thurs. Sit in exchange for free classes or pay. Classes located at Williams Martial Arts & Fitness on Farmwell Hunt Plaza. Call Karen @ 703-407-3183 for info. CLEANING Ocean Breeze Cleaning Services: We provide the highest quality residential cleaning service available. We take pride in our service and will exceed your expectations on every visit! Licensed/Insured/Bonded. Call for free estimate, (703) 7290447. Visit us at www.oceanbreezecleaning.com S M Commercial Cleaning Service: Working in your neighborhood we provide the highest quality commercial cleaning service available. We take pride in our service and will exceed your expectations. Licensed, Insured, & Bonded. Call for estimate 703-955-3645. Spring Maids: Working in your neighborhood to provide you with the best cleaning service. Spring Maids working for more than 11 years, Licensed, Insured. Move in/out regular cleaning. Member BBB. Major credit cards 20% off the Villagers. 703-7662097 www.springmaids.com S M Cleaning Supply: We provide all necessary chemicals, equipment and supplies necessary to complete the cleaning tasks. We utilize EPA rated chemicals classified as green which are environmentally friendly and supply vacuum cleaners and all purpose steamer wand. 703-955-3645.

EDUCATION Experienced Guitar Teacher: With B.M. degree available to teach in your home guitar lessons. Teaches all levels and ages in jazz, classical, blues and rock. Contact 571-480-2968. FOR SALE For Sale: Antique side board, draw-leaf table, 4 chairs $500 OBO. Mahjong table and chairs, $700 OBO. 703-973-0201. For Sale: White, strapless, ballgown wedding dress, size 5/6 by DaVinci for sale. $350 for dress and ballgown slip! Call Bethany. 571-225-9098 For Sale: Solid redwood deluxe play set. Four swings, slide, clubhouse, sandbox, separate monkey bars, and climbing rope. $900. Call 703-858-3745 or email barbads@verizon.net For Sale: Oversize easy chair elegant paisley pattern rich golden olive hue a real bargain at $150 please call 703-858-2896. 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: Cargo bunkbeds with mattress, matching nightstand with draws, desk w/chair, two book shelves, matching winter / summer bedding. $600 OBO. 703-729-9224 or 703-851-2200. For Sale: Storage shed 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 feet. Rubber Maid high density plastic. Large enough for lawn mower, wheel barrow, and garden tools. $100. 925-548-1725. ( C ontinued on next page)

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For Sale: Toddler racecar bed, blue, Little Tykes, good condition $50. Call 571-216-8138. For Sale: Infant 0-3 month’s boys clothing large selection, gently used. Priced per item. Call 571-216-8138. For Sale: Practically new Deluxe Thomas the Train set. Set includes: table, storage/bench, extensive accessories, full track, with many trains and extra pieces. $200.00 (worth $400). Please call Tina Fuller @ 703-858-0672. For Sale: Attention Hockey Players! Used PowerSkater (powerskater.com) Dryland Training System for sale. This system teaches proper skating technique, stride power, and speed. $300. Call 703-729-5926. 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 $200. 703-723-6321-H or 703- 927-5031 Cell. Leave message & call back. Speak clearly. 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: Moving sale. Freezer, radial saw, Shopsmith, Nordictrak, patio set, stair climber, power tools, furniture, computer printers, sea kayak, canoe and lots more. Email aeroinit@earthlink.net for full list, early bird buying opportunities, and date of sale.

For Sale: Kids computer games for Windows 98/95 system in original boxes with manuals. Kid Pix, Chessmaster 8000, The Learning Company Spelling ages 7-12, Math Blaster 2nd grade, I can be an animal doctor, Backyard Football/Baseball, Buzz Lightyear, Groovy bunch of games, Danger Zone Jurrasic Park, Crayola Creativity pack, Disney’s villians’ revenge. All 12 games for $30. Contact 703-309-7400. 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. 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 ( C ontinued on next page)

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AND everything in between. Free estimates. Call 703-729-0184 evenings, 925-548-1725 days. Full Circle Home Improvement: Kitchen and bath remodeling-flooring, installation hardwood tile etc. Finish trim moldings-lighting-decks-finished basements-painting and more. Licensed and insured. Call Rich at 703-723-4268 email full_circlehome@yahoo.com 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. www.masterimprovementpainting.com 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 703-955-6389. ryanpjon@aol.com. LAWN & LANDSCAPING Grass Mowing Cheap: Excellent service for town homes, single family, absentee landlords and real estate agents handling vacant home sales. Mow, edge, trim and blow plus Scott’s seasonal applications available. A great gift idea! FENCE sales, power wash and restain. Retired Professionals: jackthedecker@aol. com 703-858-0103 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 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. 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. 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

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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 info@garneskiac.com or Call 703-880 2770 Photos By Joane: Specializing in infant through teen location photography. See my website for more info. www.photosbyjoane.com, or call 703-858-2283. Senior picture special 1 free 8x10, or 10 wallets with any purchase through September. Concrete Flatwork: Lead walks, patios and driveways. New, remove and replace. Caulking. Bobcat services. 703-729-3225 or Cell: 703-309-1037. Quality Finishes: Specializes in internal painting doing quality work at very affordable prices. Mention this ad and receive 20% off any job three or more rooms. Call today at 301-9924436 or email qualityfinishesllc@gmail.com. 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 camannpainting.com. BANE Electrical Service LLC: Residential & Commercial Electrical service work specializing in trouble shooting electrical problems. Recess lighting installations and or any other electrical upgrades or repairs. Licensed and Insured Electrical Contractor in VA/MD. Call 703-723-6501 (Ashburn resident) 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 kpricehomes@aol.com 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 703431-6765 for details. Awesome family resort! Luxury: 2BR with 2BA condo at the Four Seasons Active Adult Community in Ashburn. Contact Walt Sobie realtor MBA your active adult specialist at 703-989-4705 or walt.realestate@gmail.com 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 http://avmomsclub.50webs.com/. Pray For Your Children: Come join a mom’s in touch Ashburn group praying weekly in my home for your children and their schools. Starting September 16, Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Debbie 703-554-2538. Momsintouch.org ( C ontinued on next page)


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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. Please be advised that “Village Helpers” is reserved for Ashburn Village adolescents who offer their various services.

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. 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

Pet Sitting: Rachel Clements will take care of your pet when you are away. Enjoys all different types of animals. Very responsible. References available. If interested, please call, 703-7299585.

Pet and Babysitting: I have taken a Red Cross babysitting course which included CPR training for infants and older children. I love and own/worked with animals of all sorts. Will babysit for newborn-10 years. Contact 571-277-0402.

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.

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 703729-1591.

Babysitting: Brice Pinson, Will baby-sit 6 months on up. 3 years experience (can provide references) Please call 703-7295642.

Babysitting and Pet Sitting: Caris Cole, two + years experience. Loves kids and animals. Very responsible and dependable. 703-729-2162 or helenhc2@gmail.com Mother’s Helper/Babysitter/Petsitter: Katelyn Leidy is very responsible, loves kids and animals. Competitive swimmer, willing to help at the pool. Pre-school experience and references. If interested call 703-729-6107.

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Also in Potomac Falls 703.444.9373 Member, American Association of Orthodontists Diplomate, the American Board of Orthodontics

Dr. Wiger and his family are Ashburn Residents.

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6-hour “Power Review” Before Each Test, $68

We offer state of the art dentistry including Invisalign, Conscious Sedation, and Cosmetic Dentistry.

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LEADING EDGE TESTING “The Power of Knowledge” We accept BC/BS of Va, Delta and GEHA Connection Dental. We will file with most insurances.

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Personalized Care a Quality Location

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.


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August Advertisers­ 32 Apple Federal Credit Union 2

Ashburn Academy of Ballet

11 Ashburn Eye Care Associates 35 Ashburn Foot and Ankle Center 16 Ashburn Ice House 26 Ashburn Village Animal Hospital 9

Bowman’s Heating A/C

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Climatic Heating and Cooling

25 Creative Dance Center 39 Creative Windows 8

Custom Colors LLC

31 Daczkowski Orthodontics 10 DivaFit 36 Ellington Hulbert 31 ENT & Allergy Specialists of Virginia 40 Fitwize 4 Kids 14 Ha’penny Montessori School 24 Ike Lans DDS 12 Jazzercise 27 Johnson Promotions & Events - Familyfest 2010

2010 Advertising The Villager is published the last week of each month by the: Ashburn Village Community Association, Inc. 44025 Courtland Drive Ashburn, Virginia 20147 Advertising space is limited. 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! Contact us at avca@ashburnvillage.org to confirm ad deadlines. Advertiser prepayment is not refundable when “reserved space” advertising copy is not submitted by the due date. 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 www.ashburnvillage.org. Camera-ready artwork, properly sized, is required. No changes will be made by AVCA.

36 Leading Edge Testing 25 Lori Christ 33 McCarthy Services 25 Ocean Breeze 36 Ronald Ray DDS 6

The 2H Group

15 The FairFax Institute 35 Wiger Orthodontics 10 Zampiello Paint Contractors 38

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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.


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