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volume 40, number 4 • april 2014

MONTCLAIRION

a neighborhood newsletter published by the montclair property owners association.

PAGE 9 Annual Meeting Results PAGE 10 Spring Boat Auction PAGE 15 Beautificaiton Day PAGE 20 Fishing Tournament

bird watch Spotting woodpeckers in our community: page 18. Vote “Yes” to amend the Deed of Declaration - Page 18

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Local Directory MPOA Office Mailing Address 3561 Waterway Drive Montclair, VA 22025

Hours of Operation Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm Wednesdays, Apr.-Oct.: 8:30 am - 8 pm

Phone: (703) 670-6187

Fax: (703) 670-9620

Website: www.montclairva.com

FSRConnect: dcmetro.fsrconnect.com

Board of Directors

President & Precinct 3 Representative, Ned Greene . . . . . . . . . (703) 680-4669 1st Vice President, Amy Frederick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 730-3739 2nd Vice President & Precinct 2 Rep., Linda Cheng-Khan . . . . (703) 583-1975 Secretary, Tracy Hansen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 590-0611 Treasurer, Doug Taggart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 878-1216 Precinct 1 Representative, William McCombs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 628-8606 Precinct 4 Representative, Ray Boisvert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 489-7092 At-Large Directors Jim Cech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 371-9587 Robert Clemens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 580-5396 Brad Hancock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 357-3663 Joellen Welch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 828-5656

Committee Chairpersons

Budget & Finance, Peter Frank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 932-1049 Communications, Nicole Wilberg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 583-1857 Community Events, Trisha Helchinger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (715) 379-6182 Covenants, Greg Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 595-9606 Election, Barbara Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . (703) 670-4381 History, Bill Riski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 670-8541 Lake Management, Richard Arvin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 878-1657 Landscape & Facilities Management, Terry Tallent. . . . . . . . . .(703) 680-4935 Safety, Marie Juliano. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 583-9719

Management Staff

General Manager, Heather McDevitt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .gm@montclairva.com Assistant General Manager of Administration Jennifer Hughes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .administration@montclairva.com Assistant General Manager of Operations Tom Whiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .operations@montclairva.com Community Services Manager Megan Chambers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .events@montclairva.com Community Services Administrative Assistant Samantha Bates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . newsletter@montclairva.com Covenants Administrator Jessica Spitalny. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .covadmin@montclairva.com

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Covenants Inspectors Kristie Upperman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .covinspector1@montclairva.com Luis Solloso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . covinspector2@montclairva.com Administrative Assistant Elizabeth McKeone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . adminassist@montclairva.com General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@montclairva.com FirstService Residential. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 385-1133

Prince William County

Animal Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 792-6465 Landfill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 792-5750 Mosquito Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 792-6279 Non-Emergency Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 792-6500 Park Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 792-7060 Post Office-Dumfries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 441-8304 Zoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 792-8154 Schools Ashland Elementary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 583-8774 Henderson Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 670-2885 Montclair Elementary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 730-1072 Pattie Elementary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 670-3173 Benton Middle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 791-0977 Graham Park Middle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 221-2118 Saunders Middle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 670-9188 Forest Park High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 583-3200

Utilities

Electricity, NOVEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 335-0500 Gas, Washington Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 750-1400 Trash, American Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 368-0500 Water & Sewer, PWC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 335-7950 Telephone, Cable & Internet Comcast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (800) 266-2218 Verizon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (800) 837-4966

Elected Officials

U.S. Senators Mark Warner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 676-2759 Tim Kaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 224-4024 U.S. Congressman, Rob Wittman: First District. . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 225-4261 Virginia Senator, Toddy Puller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 765-1150 Virginia House of Delegates Representative Scott Lingamfelter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 580-1294 Luke Torian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 785-2224 Board of County Supervisors, Potomac District Supervisor Maureen Caddigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 792-4645 School Board Representative, Potomac District Betty D. Covington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 221-0883

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FEATURES 8 9 10 13 16 17 18

CONTENTS

Annual Inspections to Begin Annual Meeting Election Results Picnic Area Reservations Spring Boat Auction Help Lake Montclair Montclair Triathlon Returns Controlling English Ivy Automotive Products Require Special Disposal From the Feeder - Woodpeckers in Montclair

EVENTS 11 15 20

Easter Egg Hunt Beautification Day Fishing Tournament

DEPARTMENTS

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4 Community Watch/Incident Report 5 President’s Message Board Briefs 7 Manager’s Message 8 Public Notice 22 News Around the Community 25 Around Town 29 Community Information 31 Classifieds 34 The Play Page 35 April Calendar 36 May Calendar

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Community Watch/Incident Report: January 2014 Incident Type

PCT 1 PCT 2 PCT 3

False Alarms

2

Disorderly/Noise Traffic/Parking Violation Animal Complaints Miscellaneous*

PCT 4 WW Dr.

Jan Total

Dec Total

Nov Total

Oct Total

12

15

9

10

3

3

4

-

1

-

2

4

-

7

10

11

7

2

2

1

7

-

12

15

9

10

-

-

4

1

-

5

13

9

7

-

2

2

1

1

6

7

5

3

Veh Accident/Reckless Driving

-

1

1

-

2

4

6

3

9

Suspicious Person

2

5

2

-

1

10

4

4

10

Domestic Dispute

4

1

5

-

-

10

20

8

8

Larceny

-

1

4

3

-

8

7

3

3

Suspicious Vehicle

1

-

-

2

4

7

3

10

6

Vandalism

-

1

2

-

-

3

3

3

2

Alcohol/Drug Violation

-

-

-

-

3

3

1

1

0

Trespass

1

1

-

-

-

2

4

1

1

Solicitor/Pan Handling

-

-

1

-

-

1

2

1

3

Firearm Violation

-

-

-

-

-

0

1

6

1

Assault

-

-

-

1

-

1

1

1

0

Burglary/Attempted Burglary

-

1

-

-

-

1

0

1

0

Robbery

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

1

0

13

18

27

23

11

92

112

86

80

Total Incidents

Key: PCT=Precinct; WW Dr.=Waterway Drive

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*Miscellaneous: (3) Hit & Run reports; (2) DOA unknown cause; Open Door/Window assistance Zero Incidents in January Involving: Firearm Violation, Robery, Vehicle Theft, Arson, Beach Trespass, & Homicide Notes: One attempted burglary reported. Help Keep Montclair Safe... If You See It, Report It.

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President’s Message Come on spring - my shovel is worn out.

There was a lot of snow this year, and along with it were a lot of comments concerning snow removal. Equipment, personnel budget, jurisdiction and duration of the snow are some of the things that determine timelines and frequency of snow removal activity. Management and your representatives will continue to pursue improvements in services. Thank you for your comments.

Linda did a superb job of MCing the Volunteer Reception. We thank all Montclairions that volunteer their services at special events, serving on committees and the Board. It was a special time for interacting, sharing successes and comments from each committee - and the food was good.

Ned Greene, President

Cathy Kudrick was honored as 2013 Montclairion of the Year. Congratulations, Cathy. The award was well deserved. Thanks for all you have done and continue to do for Montclair.

Did I see the sun shining this morning? Wow!

Ned Greene President

Board Briefs - March 12 Board of Directors Meeting •

Approved the minutes from the January 8, 2014 Board meeting;

Approved the minutes from the February 12, 2014 Board meeting;

Deferred amending Community Guidelines Section 5.4.34 to allow owners of Heritage Series Homes to request other types of roofing to June meeting;

Deferred reconsideration of Variance to June meeting;

Approved PIR for stationary dock and stairs with a landing;

Approved PIR and Variance request for fence;

Denied Variance request for brick grill and concrete picnic table;

Denied two Variance requests for sheds;

Approved construction of pavilion at Kids Dominion;

Denied amendment to agreement with Election Trust to request precinct-specific tabulation in the final certified report;

Approved quote for new swim lane ropes and floats, and new goose barrier floats;

Approved quote for new MPOA Jon boat;

Approved proposal for asphalt replacement of MPOA Office parking lot and Dolphin Beach parking lot and basketball court;

Approved amendment of Community Guidelines 3.3.1 (i) to replace Safety Committee language (see page 8);

Approved creation of a Task Group of the Board to research and review options for Scanner Systems at recreation common areas.

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Manager’s Message Alterations on Common Property Please note that any alterations made by homeowners or residents on common property are in violation of the Community Guidelines. If any improvements made on your home or lot are on MPOA common property (fences, sheds, gardens, etc.) they must be removed. Extended Wednesday Hours Beginning April 2, the MPOA office will offer extended Wednesday hours. Visit the MPOA office from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays to submit paperwork, get your recreation tags, or pay your assessments. These extended hours will be available to residents through October 29. Notice from the Montclair Country Club As we approach summer and anticipate severe weather, the Montclair Country Club would like to remind residents of their policy for downed trees. If a tree placed on Country Club property falls, the Country Club is only responsible for the clean-up of the debris on their property. That is, if a fallen tree is half on Country Club property and half on homeowner property, the Country Club is only responsible for the clean-up of the half on their property. Any debris that falls on homeowner property is the responsibility of the homeowner. If you have any concerns regarding leaning or hazardous trees on Montclair Country Club property, please contact them directly at (703) 670-7503. In addition, homeowners who purchased their homes after the creation of the golf course in 1976, they are responsible for any damage incurred from any stray golf balls.

Heather McDevitt, General Manager

FY2015 Coupons At the March 15, 2014 Annual Meeting, the FY2015 Budget was approved. Upon approval, coupon books were mailed to all residents on file. If you have not yet received your coupon book, please contact our office at (703) 670-6187. We will forward your information to the FirstService Residential Accounting Department for processing. Whether you will be paying the year-in-full or submitting a monthly installment, your next payment is due May 1, 2014. Coupons must be presented when making payments at the MPOA office to ensure proper processing with our check scanner system. Volunteers Needed The events season is in full swing and volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks at the community’s events. If you need volunteer hours for school, church, work, or just like lending a helping hand, consider volunteering for a community event this year. Visit www.montclairva.com and click the VolunteerSpot button on the bottom right to see what volunteer positions are currently available. A few of the upcoming events in need of volunteers are the Easter Egg Hunt, Montclair Day and Summer Movie Nights. Volunteers are an intregal part of Montclair’s events, and activities at these various events may be cancelled if enough volunteers are not obtained. Do your part to help your community this year, and volunteer! Warm regards,

Heather L. McDevitt General Manager THE MONTCLAIRION • APRIL 2014

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Public Notice As approved at the March 12, 2014 Board of Directors meeting. These amendments will go into effect May 1, 2014.

Public Notice Key removed text added text

Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 3, Article 3.3.1 Standing Committees d. Safety Committee - The Montclair Security Force patrols the community of Montclair to observe and report. They provide a 24-hour patrol of the community in highly-visible security vehicles with radio and telephone communications with police and emergency services, including safety matters and concerns. d.

Safety Committee - The Safety Committee provides review of policies, safety procedures, related statistical data and communication of such to the MPOA membership and makes input to the BOD to enhance and maintain safety within the community. Recommendations and actions of the Committee are to promote and support safety awareness and membership participation in programs such as Neighborhood Watch, general safety measures and crime prevention.

Annual Inspections to Begin The Covenants Department will be performing Annual Inspections beginning in early April. This process entails a detailed inspection of the entire property for every home and lot in Montclair. This inspection process is in effect to ensure all properties in the neighborhood conform with the community covenants. With nearly 4,000 homes in Montclair, the complete process can last through the fall. What is the process for Annual Inspections? When inspections begin, Covenants Inspectors will walk every street in Montclair inspecting each individual home and lot. Any items found to be in violation of the community’s

covenants will be noted and the owner will be sent a Notice of Non-Compliance. This letter will provide the owner the nature of the violation and two weeks to correct the violation. If the violation has not been corrected within two weeks’ time, and after the Covenants Inspector returns to reinspect a second Notice of Non-Compliance will be issued. At that time, the owner will have two weeks to correct the violation. If the violation still has not been corrected, the inspector will issue a third Notice of Non-Compliance, known as a Hearing Opportunity. Owners will have the opportunity to request, in writing, a hearing before the Board of Directors to

discuss their violation. Whether they choose to request a hearing or waive their right, the Board will discuss the violation and determine whether or not additional measures will be taken. Extensions for correction of violations are considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions about your letter, please call our office at (703) 670-6187. Will someone be on my property? Yes, Covenants Inspectors will begin inspecting properties in early April. All Covenants Staff members are assigned specific MPOA shirts and will be wearing identification badges. Preparing Your Home Article 5 of the Community Guidelines is available for download at MontclairVA.com and contains information on what items are and are not permitted and what can be considered a violation. Some of the most common violations can be addressed prior to Annual Inspections to prevent receiving and violation notice: • Check for mold, dirt, or other discoloration on siding and gutters; • Inspect all window, door, and other miscellaneous wood trim for mold, discoloration, or rot; • Make sure your trash and recycling containers are stored out of public view, except on trash days; • Prune any overgrown landscaping and, in the warmer months, cut grass regularly; • Keep all items on the entire property stored in a neat and orderly fashion; • Ensure that house numbers are affixed to both the mailbox and the house.

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Annual Meeting Election Results The 2014 Annual Meeting was held at the

At-Large Board Members

Southlake Recreation Center on Saturday, March 15. The meeting opened with the presentation of our Nation’s colors and the Pledge of Allegiance. Thanks to Boy Scout Troop 35 for providing the Honor Guard. The four At-Large Representatives elected to the Board of Directors were Robert Clemens, Brad Hancock, Tracy Hansen and Doug Taggart. A special thank you to outgoing Board member Pat Hall for her contributions to Montclair and years of service. The Fiscal Year 2015 Budget was approved. The Second Amendment to the Montclair Deed of Declaration was approved.

Robert Clemens

Brad Hancock

Tracy Hansen

2014-15 Board Officers President

Ned Greene

1st Vice President

Amy Frederick

2nd Vice President

Linda Cheng-Khan

Secretary

Tracy Hansen

Treasurer

Doug Taggart

Doug Taggart

FY2015 Budget YES 1066 NO 74 Second Amendment to the Deed of Declaration YES 1002 NO 144

New Procedures - Picnic Area Reservations At the July 10, 2013 meeting, the Board of Directors approved changes to Article 4.4.1 of the Community Guidelines regarding reservation of picnic areas. This amendment changed the manner in which reservations are made. In years past, submittal of reservations began two Saturdays before the beginning of beach season, with the MPOA open on Saturday morning to accept reservations. This Saturday opening will no longer be observed, and instead residents will submit their reservations based on the group or type of event being held. 30 Days Prior to Beach Opening - May 1 Reservations accepted for use by Members, their families and informal groups comprised primarily of Montclair residents. If you are hosting a birthday party, family get-together, or other informal gathering with mostly Montclair residents, you can submit your picnic area reservation beginning on this date. 21 Days Prior to Beach Opening -May 10 Reservations accepted for use by Non-profit organizations based in Montclair and public schools serving the Montclair community. If you are reserving a picnic area for a school group or local club of Montclair, reservations THE MONTCLAIRION • APRIL 2014

will be permitted starting on this date. Please note that as the office is not open on weekends, the first available date for reservation for this group will be Monday, May 12. 14 Days Prior to Beach Opening - May 17 Reservations accepted for use by Non-profit, social and informal organizations not based in Montclair (e.g. church groups). If you are reserving a picnic area for a school group or local club outside of Montclair, reservations will be permitted starting this date. Please note that while the group may be based outside of Montclair, the person making the reservation must be a resident of Montclair. As our office is not open on weekends, the first available date for reservation for this group will be Monday, May 19. Reservations for For-profit organizations must be reviewed by the Board of Directors. These requests will be reviewed by the Board at the meeting proceeding the requested date and no earlier than the June meeting. The MPOA office will begin accepting picnic area reservations on Thursday, May 1 for all applicable groups, and will accept reservations through the end of the beach season or until

all dates are booked. To accommodate as many reservations as possible, this amendment additionally limited the amount of active reservations per household to one. That is, if you are reserving a picnic area in June and wish to reserve another date in August, you will need to wait until after the June date has passed to make the August reservation. The required documents for submitting a picnic area reservation remain the same. You will need to submit: • Picnic Area Reservation form, available on our website or at the MPOA office • Copy of the Declaration Page of the Homeowners/Tenants Insurance Policy • Guest list must be submitted no later than four working days prior to the scheduled reservation. All reservation requests and documentation must be submitted to the MPOA office a minimum of four working days in advance of the desired date. If you have any questions about these changes or reserving a picnic area this summer, please contact our office at (703) 670-6187. 9


Spring Boat Auction The MPOA will auction off all unclaimed or abandoned boats found on Lake Montclair or located on the West Beach boat racks that do not have current registration stickers. Bids will be accepted beginning Monday, April 7. Boats available for bidding will be located in the far end of the parking lot at West Beach and clearly marked with a numbered sticker. Only bids from residents in good standing will be accepted. Limit one bid per resident. To place a bid on a boat, fill out the 2014 Spring Boat Auction form located online at www.montclairva.com or at the MPOA office. Forms may be faxed to the office at (703) 6709620 or left in the drop box located outside the left-hand side of the MPOA office main entrance. You may also email forms to Elizabeth McKeone at adminassist@montclairva.com. The deadline to place a bid is Monday, April 21 by 5 p.m. Any bids received after this time will not be considered. The winning bidders will be notified by Monday, April 28.

4-digit number. If your boat is not registered, please fill out the Boat Registration form and return it, along with a photo of your boat, to the MPOA office as soon as possible to obtain stickers. Any boats stored at West Beach not properly registered by Monday, March 17 have been marked for auction.

c. Any boat launched, operated or moored on Lake Montclair in violation of these Guidelines is subject to impoundment...Any impounded boat may be recovered by its owner upon showing proof of ownership...Any impounded boat not recovered by its owner within 30 days of impoundment is subject to sale by auction or by such other means as the Board of Directors may determine appropriate.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (703) 670-6187.

If you store your boat on the West Beach boat racks, please make sure it is properly registered with the MPOA office. Boats that are registered and current will have an October 2014 sticker as well as an orange Montclair sticker with a

Article 4.3.5 Boating on Lake Montclair a. All boats on Lake Montclair shall display a current MPOA registration. All boats shall be registered annually in October at the MPOA office and shall display a current MPOA sticker on the port side of the bow. All boats must...

h. Boat storage at West Beach is restricted to the MPOA boat racks. Boat racks shall only be used by valid MPOA recreation tag holders, who have registered their boats with the Association, paid the $25.00 service fee, and have properly affixed boat stickers to their boats. MPOA is not...

Help Lake Montclair We all live in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Lake Montclair drains into Powell’s Creek, the Potomac River and then into the Chesapeake Bay. All storm drains in Montclair either empty into our lake or into Powell’s Creek and so our daily activities have a great impact on the water quality of Lake Montclair, and therefore the Chesapeake Bay. When it rains, water accumulates on manmade surfaces such as roads, roofs and parking lots. These hard surfaces prevent the rain from soaking in and channel large quantities of rainwater into our lake. Storm-water carries contaminants from the land into the lake: sediment, phosphorus, nitrogen, toxic metals, herbicides and pesticides, organic material, oil compounds, and bacteria. Roadways release oil and grease, and other toxins from motor 10

vehicles. Lawns contribute fertilizer and animal waste. You Can Make A Difference • Test your soil. Find out what chemicals your lawn actually needs to thrive. • Fertilize only when and where necessary. After testing the soil, use minimal amounts of fertilizer only if needed and be sure to keep it off of roads, sidewalks and driveways. If fertilizer is needed, fall is the best time to fertilize. Please ensure your lawn contractor follows these guidelines. • Reduce use of pesticides and herbicides. Toxic chemicals, such as pesticides and herbicides are not needed in most yards. These chemicals can poison your yard’s balanced ecosystem by

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killing natural predators and native plants that help maintain a healthy balance. Don’t pour toxic substances down storm drains. Don’t dump hazardous materials like solvent, paints and preservatives. Fix that oil leak from your car engine. Clean up after your pet. Use a biodegradable soap when washing cars at home. Try to drain the wash water onto grass; the grass will help filter the chemicals and dirt from the wash water before it enters the Lake.

Please consider your daily actions carefully; each change you make will improve the water quality of our Lake and beyond. THE MONTCLAIRION • APRIL 2014


Easter Egg Hunt Come out and enjoy the fun! The Easter Bunny will arrive by boat to greet youngsters as they prepare to scour the beach where over 5,000 eggs will be up for grabs! Enjoy an Egg Decorating Craft, Face Painting, a game of Egg Toss and participate in the largest Montclair Bunny Hop ever!

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Egg Hunt Schedule 11:05

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Ages 7-8

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Need volunteer hours for school, church, or work? Volunteers are needed to assist with activities for this event. Volunteer today! Visit www.montclairva.com and click the VolunteerSpot button to get started. THE MONTCLAIRION • APRIL 2014

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Montclair Triathlon Returns After a 5 year hiatus, the Montclair Triathlon is back! The race has been restructured to a Sprint-distance triathlon to encourage more community participation. This shorter distance race is more attractive to first-time and novice athletes. It is also the perfect distance for Junior (ages 14-18) triathletes. Montclair residents are encouraged to participate in this popular sport happening in their backyard. Residents receive discounted registration and home field advantage. Montclair offers a perfect training venue with multiple running and cycling routes convenient to our community and of course the lake to practice swimming. The race will take place on June 29 and the first swimmer will enter the water at 7:00 a.m., just past the swim platform at Dolphin Beach. Athletes will swim 750 meters, which is nearly all the way to Beaver Landing and back. They will then bike 12 miles (2 loops of Waterway Drive) and run 3.2 miles before crossing the picturesque finish at Lake Montclair Dam. There will be 5 waves of 100 swimmers and each wave will start approximately 3-5 minutes apart. So what is a triathlon? A triathlon is a multisport event where you complete a swim leg, a bike leg and a run leg in that order. There are a variety of triathlon distances from very short, to day-long events such as a 1/2 Iron-distance race and full Iron-distance race. Since emerging at the 2000 Olympics, triathlon has become the fastest growing sport on the U.S. Olympic front. In January, triathlon was declared by the NCAA Division I, II, and III Legislative Council to be the next Emerging Sport for Women. This opens many doors for the sport’s growth and scholarship opportunities for multi-sport athletes. Athletic departments will now be able to form official NCAA triathlon teams that compete at the Varsity level. There are nearly 200 schools with collegiate triathlon programs nationwide. The National governing body of triathlon is USA Triathlon who saw their membership soar to over 500,000 oneday and annual members in 2012. According to USAT, 49.4% of its members report an annual income greater than $100,000 annually. So do you need to be a wealthy, super athlete to compete in your first triathlon? Absolutely not! Triathlon attracts people from all fitness levels, walks of life and age groups. You only THE MONTCLAIRION • APRIL 2014

need the ability to get through the water (doggy paddling, side-stroking and backstroking are all acceptable ways to swim), ride a bike and run! What equipment do you need? Really just a pair of goggles, a bicycle you can ride for 12 miles, a helmet and a pair of running shoes. When you decide what to wear for your triathlon consider the time it will take you to change during transition. It’s best to wear a swimsuit that you can throw a pair of shorts over for the bike and run portion. There are special tri-suits and tri-shorts available, but it is not necessary that you wear these. Don’t worry about getting on the bike wet, you’ll dry quickly enough! For the bike portion, you must have a bicycle that you can ride safely for the entire distance of the race. This can be a road bike, a tri bike or a mountain bike. You MUST wear a helmet during the race or you will be disqualified. All that’s needed for the run is a pair of shoes. If you are not a cyclist that wears special bike shoes, the shoes you bike in are perfectly fine for the run. Other items you might want to consider for your race are a pair of sunglasses and a race number belt. You will be body marked with your race number prior to the swim, and your bicycle will have your race number attached to the frame, but you will have a race bib to put on for the run portion. The quickest way to do this is to clip a race number belt around your waist as you run out of transition. This eliminates precious transition seconds! Does the thought of combining 3 separate sports make you nervous? Then triathlon relay is the perfect option for you. Gather a few friends and each of you takes a “leg” of the race to complete. Registration for this is a bit higher, but each participant gets a t-shirt and finishers medal! It’s a great way for friends to spend time together, accomplish a goal together and for more people to have fun and enjoy this growing sport. Children as young as race-age 14 (USAT age is determined by how old you will be on December 31, 2014, NOT on race day) can participate in the relay team so it’s a perfect multi-generational opportunity for families as well!

use for your training. The best thing you can do is to just start doing something. Spend some time on your bicycle or go for a run. The multi-use path on 234 and Scenic Drive in Prince William Forest offer safe and easy riding routes for people of all ages and abilities. If you own a wetsuit, the lake will soon be warm enough for open-water swim practice and until then you can get lap time at any one of the local recreation centers. Multiple Montclairions have competed in triathlons of all distances and we have a small population of Ironman Triathletes in our community. There are local and regional triathlon clubs such as the Montclair based Dominion Cycling and Tri Club that offer training plans and bring athletes together for training, competition and fun and the Dale City Recreation Center offers a triathlon swim workshop. There is a dedicated Facebook group called Montclair Triathlon Training Group if you are looking for a fellow resident to train with, advice or have questions, please join the group. Next month I will discuss triathlon and safety and will tell you the steps we are taking to make this the safest triathlon possible. Do not forget to register at www.montclairtriathlon. com and if participation in this event isn’t your thing, we are in need of volunteers to serve as course marshals and to help with set-up, tear down and other aspects of the race. You can email admin@bristowtriandswim.com if you are interested in volunteering. A first-time triathlete checklist and training suggestions can be found at the Dominion Cycling and Tri webpage at www.dominioncyclingandtri.com. Tava Jo Foster Member, Triathlon Ad-Hoc Committee

There are approximately 16 weeks before the big race. That is plenty of time to train and prepare for the Montclair Triathlon. There are many online and local resources you can 13


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Beautification Day Help us improve this Earth Day! Volunteers will be planting new landscaping at Kids’ Dominion and other area parks. Volunteers will receive breakfast and a t-shirt. To register, visit MontclairVA.com and click the VolunteerSpot button on the right. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. at the MPOA office.

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Controlling English Ivy Tough, hardy, shade-tolerant English ivy seems like the perfect groundcover. But if allowed to spread, it can blanket the area and climb into trees and onto buildings. Ivy clings to walls and tree trunks with aerial roots. These roots penetrate bark and find chinks in mortar and siding. The vines hold moisture against a tree or building, potentially leading to problems with rot. Keep the Vines off of Trees If you can only do one thing to keep ivy under control, keep it from growing up trees. Cut vines that are beginning to grow upwards and keep a space clear of ivy around the base of the tree. When ivy grows upwards, it is triggered to flower and produce fruits. Birds disperse the fruits and ivy plants become established in new places. Removing English Ivy from Trees If a tree is already shrouded in ivy vines, clear a 1- or 2-foot section all the way around the tree trunk at about chest height. You’ll need to use clippers, loppers or even a small saw to cut through the vines depending on their thickness. Be very careful not to cut into the bark of the tree. Pull or pry vines off that small section. Leave the vines above the cleared space to die and do not try to pull them off the tree. Pulling on them could damage the tree’s bark. As the vines die over 1-2 years they will gradually dry up and fall off the tree. Below the

cleared area, spray the vines with a specialty poison ivy or tough brush killer. Vines can be sprayed in early spring when new ivy leaves are expanding and before other plants have leafed out. Avoid soaking the bark of the tree as some damage could occur. It can also help to scar the leaves around the base of the tree with a weed whacker before spraying. Controlling English Ivy on the Ground Use the same spray technique described above for ivy growing on the ground. Ivy has shallow roots and it’s not hard to pull up the vines. Dense populations or old stands of English ivy can be very difficult to control with herbicides. Repeat applications may be necessary to attain acceptable levels of control. Mats of ivy can be pulled or pried up using a shovel and rolled up

like a carpet. Ivy can be smothered by placing a thick layer of newspaper or cardboard over it and a thick layer of mulch. Monitor treated areas for any re-sprouts. Replacing English Ivy If you use an herbicide or pull up ivy on the ground, you can replace it with another less aggressive groundcover. Pennsylvania sedge, wild ginger, partridge berry, Christmas fern or Allegheny spurge are just a few great native groundcovers that could be used in place of English ivy. Article by Sylvan Kaufman. Dr. Kaufman is a writer of popular scientific and gardening articles. She is also an ecological consultant. From Scotts.com.

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yard sale host a street-wide sale or get together with a group of friends to hunt for newto-you treasures from your neighbors! the more participants, the better, so encourage your friends and neighbors to participate!

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Automotive Products Require Special Disposal Do you or someone in your household regularly change the oil or perform other maintenance such as changing the battery or replacing the antifreeze? Motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze and vehicle batteries all require special treatment for proper disposal in Prince William County. Proper disposal of each of these items is the responsibility of all citizens because these items contain chemical compounds that can be harmful to humans, animals and the environment. Trash in Prince William County generally is disposed of at the Prince William County Landfill on Dumfries Road, and used oil, antifreeze and auto batteries do not belong in the trash because they pose potential contamination of surrounding soil and water if they become part of the landfill. In addition, used motor oil or antifreeze should never be poured on the ground or down a storm drain because these flow into the Chesapeake Bay. These toxins can be kept out of the landfill and out of the watershed by using local recycling facilities. Tips for the Backyard Mechanic* Weekend DIY car maintenance guys and gals that change the oil and other fluids in their own vehicles should: • Collect and store oil and antifreeze separately in water-tight containers. • Take used oil, oil filters, antifreeze and car batteries to the Prince William County Landfill or Balls Ford Road facility for proper disposing. Additionally, many service stations, auto repair shops and parts stores provide collection sites for these waste products. Visit www. Earth911.com or call VA DEQ at (804) 698-4029 for a list of facilities near you. • Store and dispose used oil filters in a manner that prevents oil discharges. It is recommended that you: THE MONTCLAIRION • APRIL 2014

- Drain as much oil from the filter as possible. - Place the oil filter in a plastic bag. - Recycle the used oil filter at the Prince William County Landfill or Balls Ford - Road facility.

Do Not: • Mix used oil with other fluids such as water, antifreeze, degreasers, gasoline or other motor fuels, etc. Mixing used oil with other fluids make that oil more difficult, or expensive to dispose of. • Dispose of oil by placing that oil into or on driveways, ditches, dry wells, surface water, roadways (for dust control), storm sewers, etc. The discharge of oil into or upon state lands, waters, or storm sewers is a violation of the Virginia Water Control Law. Persons discharging in this manner may be fined and/or required to clean up that discharge. • Dump waste antifreeze on land or discharge it into a sanitary sewer, storm drain, ditch, dry well, or septic system; dumping antifreeze can cause serious water quality problems and might harm people, pets, or wildlife. • Let these valuable resources go to waste by storing them indefinitely, or improperly dispose of them in the regular trash and ultimately the landfill. Drop off your used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze and auto batteries at the Landfill, Balls Ford Road or other recycling centers today to help prevent pollution, save precious resources and conserve energy for a safer and healthier Prince William County. *Adapted from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Hazardous Valuable Resources Used oil is a complex organic substance that consists of heavy metals and hydrocarbons

like benzene. Antifreeze contains the toxic ingredient ethylene glycol or propylene glycol and used antifreeze may contain harmful heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and chromium. Auto batteries contain harmful lead. All are health and environmental hazards. When disposed of properly, used motor oil, oil filters and antifreeze and automotive batteries can be recycled or “beneficially used.” Oil doesn’t wear out; it just gets dirty. Used oil can be cleaned, refined and used again and again. Used oil may be blended and recycled as a heating or industrial fuel and also may be rerefined and made into new lubricants. Likewise, up to 97% of a vehicle battery, also known as a lead acid battery is recyclable. The battery’s materials can be used to make new batteries or other products. Auto batteries are crushed into nickel-sized pieces and plastic components and lead are separated. The plastic is reprocessed for manufacture into new plastic products and the purified lead is used by battery manufacturers and other industries. Even the used acid is recycled for reuse. A typical lead-acid battery contains 60 to 80 percent recycled lead and plastic. Most importantly, recycling these items saves precious resources, for example recycling antifreeze reduces the consumption of nonrenewable resources like oil and natural gas used to manufacture ethylene and propylene glycol. Next time you change your own oil, or replace your battery, help prevent pollution and conserve energy and valuable resources by dropping off the used items at a collection center to be recycled. From PW Public Works: Solid Waste Division 17


From the Feeder WOODPECKERS IN MONTCLAIR Because Montclair is a bird sanctuary, it’s home to a wide variety of bird species, among the most interesting of which are the woodpeckers. On a morning walk in the spring or summer, you will not be surprised to hear the unmistakable rat-a-tat-tat sound of a woodpecker coming from somewhere in the upper reaches of a pine or hardwood tree. Woodpeckers are a fairly common sight not only in Montclair, but across most of North America. They are among the most beautiful birds native to our part of the country. Most woodpecker species remain with us all year, unlike many of our common migrating birds that spend the winter in warmer climes. The loud, persistent drumming is a critical part of woodpecker behavior, because it is their principal means of communicating. Unlike most other birds, woodpeckers don’t sing. Their drumming puts other woodpeckers on notice that this is their territory. It also advertises their presence to possible mates within hearing range. They will often seek the most sonorous 18

material, like your rain gutters, to broadcast their message. Many people mistakenly think this drumming is a way of searching for insects under the tree bark; but actually woodpeckers make surprisingly little noise when foraging for food. While there are many woodpecker species, three readily come to mind as the most commonly seen in Montclair. Whether you have a seed or suet feeder, it’s almost certain that you’ve seen the little black-and-white downy woodpecker. This is the smallest woodpecker in North America, and often is at home with other backyard birds like the chickadee and titmouse. The male has a small patch of red on the back of his head; the female has no red at all. The least shy of all our woodpeckers, it’s known to visit deck feeders, while people are in close proximity. The larger red-bellied woodpecker is somewhat shy. While they will frequent a backyard feeder, they are not as common as their downy cousins. Their checkered backs and gleaming red caps, however, make them

a memorable sight. Despite their name, the pale red coloration on their underside is very subtle. Males have a broad red streak from the back of the neck to the bill. Females show red coloration on the back of the head and just above the bill. The most awe-inspiring of all the North American woodpeckers is the pileated. The largest of all our woodpecker species, it is the size of a large crow. Its striking appearance is highlighted by a crimson cap on top of its head and black and white stripes down the side of its face and neck. The sight of this remarkable bird perched on the trunk of a tree is one cherished by bird watchers everywhere. These woodpecker species make a significant contribution to the natural beauty of our community. They are an integral part of the fascinating world that lives just outside our windows. Article & photos by Brian Smith. THE MONTCLAIRION • APRIL 2014


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HOOK, LINE & SINKER

FISHING TOURNAMENT MAY 3 7-10 A.M. • DOLPHIN BEACH

The 2nd Annual Hook, Line & Sinker Fishing Tournament will take place on May 3 from 7-10 a.m. Teams must be comprised of at least one youth member (under the age of 18). All participants must be registered. Pre-registration is preferred but registration is available the day of the tournament. There is no cost to participate. Complete the registration form on the next page and return it to the MPOA office. Preregistration will end May 1 at 5 p.m. All teams are required to check-in at Dolphin Beach before fishing. For tournament rules and more information, visit the event page on www.montclairva.com.

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HOOK, LINE & SINKER FISHING TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION FORM Team Name: Phone:

Contact: Email:

Adult Name:

Youth Name: Additional Team Members

Name:

Age:

Name:

Age:

For more information please contact the MPOA Office at (703) 670-6187 Prizes Awarded for Largest Fish in the following categories:    

Large-Mouth Bass Catfish Sunfish Crappie

HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT We/I hereby indemnify and agree to hold harmless the Montclair Property Owners Association, Inc., its Board of Directors, officers, employees, members and/or agents, from any and all injuries, damages, causes of action, claims or obligations, consequential and/or incidental damages and/or costs (including attorney’s fees) of defense arising out of or related to any physical injuries (including loss of life) and/or personal property in or about the recreational facilities and surrounding property owned by MPOA, from any action or omission of the sponsor(s), his/her/their family members, agents, employees, invitees, or licensees, or from any cause whatsoever. Signature: __________________________________________________ Date: _________________________ Signature: __________________________________________________ Date: _________________________ Signature: __________________________________________________ Date: _________________________ THE MONTCLAIRION • APRIL 2014

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News Around the Community Schools

Henderson Elementary A huge husky welcome to Assistant Principal Beth Nuckles! Students, staff and parents were delighted to meet and greet our new AP, Beth Nuckles, when she joined the Henderson Elementary family in the first week of March! Ms. Nuckles has been teaching in our county since 1997 and served the past year as an Administrative Intern at Buckland Mills Elementary. 2014 Spring Scoop & Prize Drawings Come Fun, Come All to this wonderful annual event on Friday, May 2 from 6-8:30 p.m.! Spring Scoop includes an ice cream social with sinfully delicious ice cream served in collectible Henderson Husky cups combined with a sundae toppings bar (tickets for these extra-large sundaes are $5 each). To add to the fun, all classes assemble dozens of amazing gift baskets with parents and businesses donating items related to special themes. This year’s themes include Family Trip to Disney (featuring 4 Disney World Park-Hopper tickets!!!), Outdoor Fun, Movie Night, Arts & Crafts, Lego Lovers, BBQ, Chocolate Lovers, DC Sports, Pampering & Spa and many, many more! There will also be even more prizes donated by faculty and teachers. Tickets for the prize drawings are $1 each and all donations are tax-deductible. Admission is free and everyone from the community is welcome to attend this super-fun event! Henderson Husky Fun Run & 5K - June 1 Now is the time to register for our annual one mile untimed Fun Run and chip-timed 5K Run through the beautiful Montclair community! There is even a chip timed 5K stroller division! Go to http://tinyurl.com/huskyfunrun2014 to register. We need volunteers to help us as we gear up to race prep! If you can volunteer or have a question about the Fun Run/5K, email Tava Foster at tavajo@gmail.com. Henderson Elementary Military Connection is a group for military families to connect with one another. We exchange and discover information about local happenings and military programs. On the 3rd Thursday of every month we have a Ladies Bunco Group. We also have play dates and fitness days scheduled and would love to hear from you about other fun ways we can connect with 22

one another. Join our Henderson Military Connection Facebook Group. For more info, email Jennifer Carter at Jenmariecarter@ yahoo.com. Want More Bang for Your Buck at Target? Using one of Target’s RedCards (Target Debit Card, Target store credit Card or Target Visa Credit Card) will give you a 5% discount on all purchases every time you shop at a Target store or Target.com! In addition, if you link your card to Henderson Elementary, Target will give our school 1% of all your purchases. This is truly a win-win for our community and our school! Apply online at www.target.com/ redcard or at a Target store. Then sign up for their Take Charge of Education program at the store, on Target’s website or by calling 1-800316-6142 and link your card to Henderson Elementary using School ID #104489. Recycle Your Printer Cartridges at Henderson Throughout the school year, we collect used printer cartridges of all sizes, which are recycled to earn money for our school. Please drop off cartridges in one of the collection boxes in the school lobby or the MPOA office in Montclair. Also, please help us get the word out by telling friends, neighbors and businesses! For recycling questions, contact Monica Boone at monicaboone@cs.com or (703) 580-9574. Stay in touch with news and info about these and other events by visiting the PTCO webpage at www.ptco.hendersones.schools. pwcs.edu or on Facebook at www.facebook. com/HendersonPTCO. Montclair Elementary Kindergarten Registration for 2014-2015 Montclair Elementary will be holding its kindergarten registration on April 10 and April 24 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and on April 29 from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Your child must be five years old by September 30, 2014, to be eligible to attend school as a kindergarten student. Please visit our website at www. montclaires.schools.pwcs.edu for further information.

Boy Scouts

Troop 35 By Matthew Lagrange, Troop Scribe Troop 35 began March by welcoming nine new scouts to the troop. Those new scouts are quickly learning their scout skills and getting ready for their first campout. March is also time for our semi-annual Mulch Sale. Thank you to everyone who supported Scouting by purchasing mulch. We had our troop elections early in the month. Congratulations to all who got elected or selected to a position of responsibility, especially our new Senior Patrol Leader Charles Fitzsimmons. Then we had our quarterly Court of Honor to recognize a lot of rank advancements and merit badges. In March we finally held a wilderness survival camping trip that had been snowed out in February. We had a fun time as we learned how to make one pot meals and pack light. If you or someone you know is interested in scouting, please contact Scoutmaster Dave Legge at troop35scoutmaster@gmail.com or visit the troop website at http://www. troop35dumfries.com. A boy scout is always prepared. Troop 35 is prepared to welcome you.

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Gerda’s Girls Gerda’s Girls along with SMART Car Wash on 13589 Minnieville Road (next to Lowe’s) has a yearlong fundraiser benefitting all. Get your car cleaned and fight cancer at the same time. Just mention “Cancer” or “Relay” to the attendant and ask that 33% of your total purchase be donated to American Cancer Society. Come join us at the Relay noon Saturday, April 26 until Sunday, at Woodbridge Senior High School. There are events all day long culminating with a luminary ceremony at 9:00 p.m. remembering those who have lost their fight to this disease and also those who are celebrating their success. We are there as a group to fight back and win against cancer. Survival rates keep climbing and research is advancing the cures and treatments. Go to website Eastern Prince William County Relay for Life log, www.epwcrelay. org to purchase a luminaria or make an online THE MONTCLAIRION • APRIL 2014


News Around the Community donation to American Cancer Society directly or through Gerda’s Girls, 100% goes to ACS. If you wish to pick up a luminaria form or see Relay Team Gerda’s Girls, we are at Southlake Recreation Center every Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for Jazzercise. Montclair Lions Club Winter Classic 2014 Winners Montclair resident Chuck Ball, pictured below, wins the 9th Annual Montclair Lions Club Winter Classic charity Texas Hold-em tournament and takes home the winner’s bracelet and custom Texas Hold-em table designed and built by BBO poker tables. This event was another example of our generous community of players and sponsors joining together for an afternoon of fun while benefiting families very much in need. Over $5,000 in prizes were awarded to a field of 139 participants. The Lions wish again to express our deep gratitude to the Montclair community and our generous sponsors for their continued support of this event. Our sold-out table sponsorships included: Dr. Bob Kimble; Carrdice & Associates of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.; Quinn’s Goldsmith, Inc.; Community Landscape Services; Azalea Charities; Joe Moholland Moving; Piedmont Charitable Foundation; Giorgio’s Family Restaurant; Empire Builders, Inc.; Jabs Construction; The Framing Outlet; DB’s Plumbing and Drain; Route 1 Buick-GMC; Furr Roofing; Captain Scott Smith of Delta Airlines; Change Architect Inc.; Hampton Inn Dumfries-Quantico. Over $11,000 was donated to support the ongoing local sight and hearing work of Lions International and our goal charity,

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the Pediatrician Care Project. Major prize and tournament sponsors included: Michael Original’s; FirstService Residential; Washington Nationals and the Washington Nationals’ Fan Van; Potomac Nationals; Kitten Productions; Montclair Family Restaurant; Piedmont Country Club; COPAG Cards; Montclair Country Club; BBO Poker Tables; Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant; Glory Days restaurant; Jewelry by Design; Dwood Photography; the All American Steakhouse and Sports Theater; Baja Fresh. We wish to express a special thank you to Chief “Deke” Ester of Dumfries - Triangle Rescue Squad 3R for his hospitality, to Lionel Ward and Kitten Productions for our break time entertainment and to Drew Lesofski of the Poker Players Alliance for their promotional support. Our final table, pictured below, includes Donna Little, Last Woman Standing, who took home a $300 gift certificate for Quinn’s Goldsmiths, and Rick Ball, winner of the 2014 Gunslinger award which included a Washington Nationals and Potomac Nationals prize package worth over $250. Photos by Lion Jim Cech and Ken Marr. The 2015 Winter Classic will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015. To be added to the contact list for sponsorship opportunities and advanced ticket sales please contact the tournament director, Lion Jim Cech at (703) 371-9587 or send a message to montclair_ lions.texas.hold_em@verizon.net. For additional information on the Lions Club’s fundraising activities and membership

opportunities please contact the Montclair Lions Club Secretary Lion Trey Austin at (703) 583-0543. To learn more about Lions and our Montclair club please visit www. orgsites.com/va/montclair-lions/index.html. National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1270 At the March luncheon meeting, guest speaker Danelle Springer provided us with information on the latest technologies in home security systems. The speaker for the April luncheon meeting will be discussing real estate in Prince William County. The monthly meeting will be at noon April 17, the third Thursday, at the Holiday Inn Quantico Center, Dumfries. The cost of the luncheon is $18.50. Reservations will be taken any time up until noon on Friday, April 11. Please call Betty Koger at (703) 4908902 or email at eaktfk@comcast.net. Please remember, if you make a reservation for the luncheon, you are obligated to pay even if you do not attend. Prince William Conservation Alliance Volunteers Needed: Bluebird Trail Monitoring We need volunteers to help monitor Bluebird Trails at Merrimac Farm WMA (Nokesville) and Chinn Park (Woodbridge). Responsibilities include working with other volunteers to check the nesting boxes bi-weekly, including needed repairs and threats to baby Bluebirds, and record needed information about what is happening along the trail. No previous experience is needed. Training is ongoing. Must be able to commit 3-4 hours a month for monitoring. This is a great activity for families. Please contact us at alliance@pwconserve.org, (703) 490-5200 to join the team!

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Around Town - Ongoing Events Annual Congressional Art Competition Beginning April 12 Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton An exhibition of Virginia high school art submitted for the Annual Congressional Art Competition from the 11th Congressional District. The Congressional Art Competition provides an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Over 650,000 high school students have participated in the nationwide competition. One young artist from the Workhouse exhibit will have his/her work exhibited in the US Capitol. FREE Bingo Mondays in March, 7:15 p.m. American Legion Post 364, Woodbridge Monday Bingo at the American Legion has 3 Progressive Jackpots, many games to include Early Bird games and Pull Tabs. All ages may play Bingo, but Pull Tabs are for 18 or older only. We also have computerized cards in addition to paper cards. Starting cost to play is $15 and increases with your choices in additional games and cards. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and sales start at 6:15 p.m. with games starting at 7:15 p.m. This is a complete fundraiser for Veterans in the community and everyone is invited to play. $$ Bus Stop Litter Challenge Through April 30 Keep Prince William Beautiful, Woodbridge This spring Keep Prince William Beautiful will be piloting a program to confront bus stop litter. If this program goes well we hope to implement a permanent program. Prize of $500 cash and a PRTC Prize Pack. Submissions will be accepted until April 30. For grades 9-12, high schools in Prince William County. Projects may be individual or collaborative but may not be both. The winning entry will demonstrate an understanding of the problem, the environmental impact and show

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evidence of a well thought-out plan. Submissions will be judged by representatives of local business and organizations. One prize will be awarded to the best entry. Winners will be announced May 23. Contact Colin or MacKenze at (571) 285-3772 for more information. FREE Library Baby! Wednesdays in March, 3 p.m. Dale City Neighborhood Library We sing! We play! We read! Stories, songs and finger plays for moms and babies. Ages 0 to 2. FREE The Little Mermaid Saturdays in April, 1 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Presented by Mestey Films Productions. LIVE onstage! Join us for an afternoon of adventure with Vianlix Mestey’s original adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic tale! When a beautiful mermaid falls in love with a human, will there ever be a way for them to find a happy ending to the story? Running time 55 minutes with one intermission, appropriate for all ages. Concessions available before the performance and at intermission. Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for children under 12. $$ Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt April 11-27 Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge Spring is in full swing but can you spot the signs? Take one of our scavenger hunts along with you as you tour the park to see all the ways that nature gets ready for another year of growth. Stop by the Contact Station or the Visitor Center to pick up this self-guided activity. FREE Storytime Wednesdays in March, 10:30 a.m. Dale City Neighborhood Library Stories, songs and activities for ages 2 to 5. FREE

Ultimate Frisbee Saturdays in March, 9 am Southlake Recreation Center, Montclair A group of neighbors get together for a friendly game of ultimate frisbee on Saturday mornings. If you would like to play, please contact Frank at (703) 583-8680. All ages and abilities are welcome! No experience necessary. FREE Upcycling Competition April 7-20 Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge Upcycling is the process of taking used/discarded items and creating something beautiful or environmentally useful. Teams created their upcycled projects at the end of March, and now you get a chance to see their wonderful upcycling projects and vote on the one you like best! Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on April 26 at 2 p.m. Awards are: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, Most Creative, Most Beneficial to Wildlife. For more information, please call the Visitor Center at (703) 583-6904. Sponsored by Prince William County Solid Waste Division. FREE

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Around Town - April Events Wed 2

American Women: The Long and Winding Road 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Breaking the Glass Ceiling (1980s-present). These years saw invisible barriers holding women back from senior management positions began to crumble and access to more traditionally male roles increased. Younger women entering the work force faced fewer barriers and more career opportunities. $10 donation suggested. FREE

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Health & Fitness Expo 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, Manassas The Health and Fitness Expo is a popular event attended by over 500 participants, featuring interactive health education activities, participatory demonstrations, and fitness instruction and challenges. This event is free, open to the public, and promotes health, fitness, and disease prevention while introducing faculty, staff, affiliates and students to resources in the community that can help them lead healthier lives. FREE

Fri 4

Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake 8-10 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas This enchanting fantasy ballet is one of the most magical and deeply emotional works in the classical ballet canon and a must-see for lovers of great ballet in the grand Russian tradition. In a tragic tale inspired by the ancient German legend of Odette, a princess is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. With its melodramatic plot twists, Petipa’s gorgeous choreography, Tchaikovsky’s incomparable score, and resplendent costumes and sets, this timeless classic has been enjoyed by ballet enthusiats and newcomers for generations. Tickets are $56, $48, or $40. $$$$

Sat 5

5th Annual Be an Angel for Breast Cancer 6-10 p.m. VFW 1503, Dale City On Saturday, April 5, area residents are invited to another wonderful night of charity entertainment and fun presented by the National Breast Cancer Foundation & Kitten Productions. Recording artist Lionel Ward will be featured performing his award winning Salute to Elvis. Scheduled performers also include international recording artist, composer and actor Daryl Davis - Boogie Woogie blues man - who has performed with Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and BB King, to only mention a few. The talented cover group The New World Band will bring you to the dance floor. The Tapestry Band, which features classic and contemporary rock music, will make

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their first “Be an Angel” appearance. The locally acclaimed, youthful sounds of the Bachs of Rock will ensure a music treat for every generation. Master of Ceremonies duties will again be provided by 70’s radio host Diamond Jim Vincent. To “Be an Angel for Breast Cancer” bring your special lady, daughter or friend and join us from 6-10 p.m. at VFW 1503 located at 14631 Minnieville Road. Raffles, door prizes, face painting, food & bar will be available. Advanced donations are only $20 and can be obtained from Jim & Tina Cech at (703) 6802363. Tickets will also be available at the door. For additional information and donation opportunities, please contact Barbie Ward at (703) 868-6478 or by email at kittenproductions@comcast.net. Thank you for your continued support as we fight this fatal disease. $$ It’s a Comedy, Tonight! 8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton In case you didn’t get enough Tomfoolery on April Fool’s Day, we got some extra to spare! Comic cabaret vocalists will entertain with a spirited and laugh-filled cabaret with a silly-centric theme. Featuring a wide gamut of music intended to tickle your funny bone, from Broadway to standards to novelty songs, there’s something for everyone who enjoys a good laugh. Tickets are $30, $25 for students, seniors, and military. $$$

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It’s a Comedy, Tonight! 1 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton See Saturday, April 5 information. $$$ Book Talk - Daniel Carroll Toomey 2-3 p.m. Manassas Museum, Manassas Free book talk with Daniel Carroll Toomey, author of The War Came by Train, The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad During the Civil War. When the Civil War began, railroads in the North were poised to support the Union war effort by moving men and material in volumes and speed never before seen in the history of warfare. One of the leading railroads in the nation, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was located in the South, but economically tied to the North and West. Immediately after the firing on Fort Sumter, the Baltimore & Ohio became the first military objective of the war. Union soldiers arrived at Camden Station on April 19, 1861, following the first land battle of the war that was fought on the streets of Baltimore. The same day Virginia state troops occupied Harpers Ferry where a 1,000-foot bridge carried trains over the Potomac River. A month later, a Union regiment commanded by a former B&O employee left the western terminus at Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia), to drive off Confederate forces near Grafton. Thus, it can be stated that the first front of the war was neither a

political nor a geographical boundary, but the main line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Dan Toomey will explore this first front concept in depth. FREE

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Mommy Meet Up: Seed Bombs 10-11 a.m. Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge Calling all moms! Leesylvania State Park invites you to take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy refreshments and socializing. Monthly meetups will feature different activities for you to try while relaxing. Tired of looking at vacant lots and roadsides that look like grass and weed covered wastelands? Join us to learn how to create seed bombs, the latest DIY project that beautifies and creates habitat for wildlife. Become a part of guerilla conservation and turn eyesore lands into paradises for birds, pollinators, and people. Mothers it is alright to bring your children! We have things for them to do as well! FREE VMFA Lecture Series: Those Gaudy Ancients 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton We encounter ancient sculptures thousands of years after they were created and can readily imagine the complete form of these statues, despite missing parts and broken bits. But it is much harder to imagine something we hardly ever glimpse - color! Ancient statues were painted, often with bright, gaudy pigments. This lecture explores the color of ancient statues and how modern researchers are discovering surviving traces of those colors in order to recreate sculpture’s original appearance. Tickets are $5-$10. $

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Rippon Lodge Clean-Up Day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Rippon Lodge Historic Site, Woodbridge The Prince William County Department of Public Works and the Historic Preservation Division are looking for interested individuals and groups for all ages to help clean up the grounds of Rippon Lodge in time for spring. Tasks include invasive plant removal, meadow grass planting, pruning, trash pick-up, trail maintenance, mulch spreading and more. Families welcome. Please bring your favorite gardening tools and gloves and dress to be outside and get dirty. Please register by calling (703) 4999812. FREE Volunteers Needed: Bluebell Festival 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Merrimac Farm, Nokesville Prince William Conservation Alliance is seeking volunteers to prepare for the Annual Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm. Tasks include sprucing up the Stone House Visitor Center, clean-up of the gardens and yard, and setting up tents and

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Around Town - April Events tables. Please contact (703) 490-5200 or alliance@ pwconserve.org for questions and to RSVP. We would love to have your help! FREE Doggie Tales 11 a.m. Dale City Neighborhood Library Doggie Tales is a reading program sponsored by PWPLS and Therapy Dog International where children ages 4-11 come and read to a few canine friends. Come by and read to a dog or just drop in for a visit. No sign up required. FREE Celebration of the Military Child 12-3 p.m. Marine Corps Museum, Triangle Join us for crafts and activities that foster family team building. Kid-friendly activities will include puppet shows, book readings, a LEGO display and face painting. The Museum’s mascot “Chesty the Bulldog” will also be on site for photos with kids and parents alike. Open to all children and families. FREE TAO: Phoenix Rising 8-10 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas This explosive ensemble has brought its mindblowing taiko drumming to more than five million spectators worldwide in the last decade, and now it makes its Hylton Center debut with Phoenix Rising. In this electrifying new production, athletic bodies, innovative choreography, and traditional Japanese drumming combine to create an experience that will take your breath away. The performers of TAO undergo rigorous training in drumming, exercise, and meditation at a Japanese mountain compound to reach the highest level of virtuosity. These drummers, both male and female, draw upon their diverse backgrounds as rock musicians, gymnasts, and composers to create a fresh, new interpretation of this ancient art form. Tickets are $46, $38, or $30. $$$

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Antique Military Vehicle Display 9 a.m-2 p.m. Marine Corps Museum, Triangle The Washington Area Collectors of Military Vehicles/Blue & Gray Military Vehicle Trust, a local military vehicle club, will be displaying 20 antique military vehicles in the parking lot of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The Museum and display are both free. Come and get up close with these historic vehicles including jeeps, trucks and others which served our men and women in uniform from World War 2 to the present. Our knowledgeable vehicle owners will be there to answer your questions about the history and use of these military vehicles. Then visit the Museum to learn about the history of the United States Marine Corps. The Museum

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Merrimac Farm Bluebell Festival - April 13 website is www.usmcmuseum.com and the vehicle club website is ww.washingtonbluegray.com. Additional information at (703) 590-4960 or email timk.43mb@verizon.net. FREE Bluebell Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Merrimac Farm, Nokesville Bring your family and friends to Merrimac Farm for the Annual Bluebell Festival. Welcome spring and view the spectacular display of Virginia Bluebells that carpet the floodplain along Cedar Run for nearly a mile. We’ll have naturalist-led tours to the Bluebells and Cedar Run, where you can stay as long as you like. Event also includes a nature art show, children’s activities, concessions and door prizes. FREE TAO: Phoenix Rising 8-10 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas See Saturday, April 12 information. $$$

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Monday Evening Storytime 5:30 p.m. Dale City Neighborhood Library For families who can’t come to the library during the day. Evening Storytime offers stories and fun. All ages welcome. FREE

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Egg Hunt 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Rippon Lodge Historic Site, Woodbridge Eggs have been hidden all over Rippon Lodge and we need your help to find them. Egg Hunts will begin at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30. Hunts will be separated by age groups. Enjoy fun kid friendly games and crafts all day long. Bring a picnic and make a day of it. House tours available. Bring your own basket for egg collecting. All other activities will be ongoing throughout the day. Please bring exact change to speed entrance process. Tickets are $5 per child; children under 2 free. $

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The Three R’s and One You 3 Sessions: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m. Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge We’ve all been told that we should reduce, reuse, and recycle for the health of the environment. Come and explore the world of the three R’s and we will even teach you about the new U that has been added to the list of ways we can help nature. By the end of this program you will see that it’s easy being green! Fee is $2/person, $6/family. $

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Pond Play! 3 Sessions: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m. Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge Explore the animals that live in the pond. You’ll get to see frogs, turtles and fish. A ranger will use nets to catch animals that are under the water so you can see them up close and personal. FREE

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Bird Watching for Science 3 Sessions: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m. Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge Do you think birds are beautiful? Do you like to watch how they fly and search for food? Can you identify the birds most commonly seen around your neighborhood? Then get ready to learn how you can use your love of bird watching to help ornithologists study birds in the wild. Come to the Visitor Center to learn about opportunities to engage in Citizen Science projects that need your help! Fee is $2/person, $6/family. $

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Volunteer Event: Easter Egg Stuffing 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge Help us get the Easter Bunny ready for the big event by prepping Easter Eggs with candy and toys. Last year we filled about 3,000 eggs with the help of our volunteers and we need your help again! Join us for a chance to earn smiles from children and volunteer hours. FREE

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt 1:30-1:45 p.m. Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge Hunt for prize-filled Easter eggs. Kids can color eggs, play games and make crafts. Learn about the history of the Easter egg and why it became a holiday tradition. FREE

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Pond Play! 3 Sessions: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m. Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge See Thursday, April 17 information. FREE

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Bird Watching for Science 3 Sessions: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m. Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge See Friday, April 18 information. $

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Serve Our Willing Warriors Community Sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Park Valley Church, Haymarket Space available for rent for $25 or $50 for space with

table. Sign up for a table at www.willingwarriors. org. Accepting donations of gently used items clothing, jewelry, toys, furniture, electronics, etc. Call (866) 227-5853 to arrange for pick up or email us at Events@willingwarriors.org. All proceeds go to Serve Our Willing Warriors. Project Mend-A-House Golf Tournament 11:30 a.m. Bristow Manor Golf Club, Bristow Please join Project Mend-A-House for a fun day of golf, friendship and southern barbeque as we raise funds to support the charity. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. To provide the required advance player count to the course, we need to receive registrations by Friday, April 18. For more information about playing or sponsoring, please email golftournament@pmahweb.org, call (703) 261-5040 or visit our website at www. pmahweb.org. Your participation and donations will help PMAH change lives. PMAH is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that assists the disabled, senior and low-income in our community to remain safely and independently in their homes.

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Stewardship VA: Pollinator Garden Planting 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge Help the struggling bees and butterflies find a safe oasis in a rapidly developing world. Bring a pair of work gloves and give us a hand in building a pollinator’s paradise. We will be pulling weeds, planting host and nectar plants, and sharing a few green gardening tips that you can use in your own yard. In just a few hours we hope to create a garden we can register as a Monarch Way Station to help Monarch Watch track monarch butterflies as they migrate across the country. FREE

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Monday Evening Storytime 5:30 p.m. Dale City Neighborhood Library See Monday, April 14 information. FREE

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American Women: The Long and Winding Road 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Equality: What Does It Really Mean? Join a discussion with three panelists about the differing ways men and women now think and feel about their work and home life. Should there still be gender-specific roles in contemporary society? $10 donation suggested. FREE

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MPOA Sub-Associations Alexander Square Homeowners Assoc. Alexander Pl. & Henderson Ln. President, Mike Powers - (703) 583-0654 Disclosures & Billing Joan Klein - (703) 491-6218 General Information AlexanderSquareHOA@gmail.com Island Homeowners Association Keswick Ct., Royal Crescent Ct., & Timber Ridge Dr. President, Pat Hall - (703) 878-7957 Disclosures, Ruth Gordon - (571) 285-3090 Northside Townhome Association Bridgeport Dr., Maple Glen Ct., Mill Spring Dr., Oak Crest Ct., & Sugar Maple Ln. Community Management Group customercare@communitymgmtgrp.com

Community Information Board of Directors Meetings

The Board of Directors meets the second Wednesday of the month at the MPOA office. The Executive (closed) Session of the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m., followed by the Open Session for all residents and guests at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Assessments

Assessments are $510 when paid in full, or $53 when paid monthly. Monthly assessments are due on the first of the month, May through February. Any assessment not received within ten days of the due date will incur a $45 late fee. Payments placed in the dropbox at the MPOA office after 5 p.m. on the 10th will not be processed until the next business day and will be considered late. Please mail assessment payments along with payment coupons to: Montclair POA c/o FirstService Residential PO Box 11983 Newark, NJ 07101-4983

Please bring payment coupons when making assessment payments at the MPOA office.

Trash Collection

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The Montclairion

The Montclairion, Montclair’s monthly publication, has advertising space available on a first come, first served basis. Please call to verify space availability. Display Ads Black & White 1/8 Page (3.5” x 2.25”). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $90 1/4 Page (3.5” x 4.5”). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150 Color 1/2 Page (7.25” x 4.5”). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $325 1 Page (8.625” x 11.25”). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$750 Classified Ads MPOA Residents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 Non-MPOA Residents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 Limit 40 words per classified ad. Ad Deadline No later than the 5th day of the month prior to publication. Contact Information Samantha Bates - (703) 670-6187 newsletter@montclairva.com

Nob Hill Forest Townhome Association Cliffview Dr., Jonathan Ct., Kenton Cir., Vals Way, Whisperwood Ct., & Windsong Ln. Community Manager Lin Stauffer - (703) 670-2376 President, Catherine Kudrick Southlake Cove Townhome Association Barnacle Pl., Beachland Way, Buena Vista Dr., Ebb Tide Ct., Lands End Ct., Lansdale Pl., London Pl., Marshlake Ln., Port Washington Ct., Sanibel Ct., Seal Pl., Viewpoint Ci., & Winding Creek Ln. Community Manager Lin Stauffer - (703) 670-2376 President, Guillermo Garcia Southlake Landing Townhome Association Backwater Ct., Montview Dr., Saltwater Dr., & Widewater Dr. Community Manager Lin Stauffer - (703) 670-2376 President, Marie Juliano Southlake Recreation Association Community Manager Lin Stauffer - (703) 670-2376 Chairman, Greg Barlow www.SouthlakeRecreation.com Water’s Edge Townhome Association Beachwater Ct., Inlet Pl., Spring Branch Blvd., Streamside Ct., & Waters Edge Ct. Voicemail - (703) 580-5554 President Tony Blevins - tblev3@yahoo.com Disclosures & Billing Joan Klein - (703) 491-6218 www.WETAatMontclair.com

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Childcare Childcare in my Montclair home, grandmother, 25 years’ experience. Accepting ages 0-5 years. CPR certified. Kindergarten readiness, outdoors play area, large indoor fully stocked playroom, arts & crafts. Excellent references. M-F 6:30-5:30. Call Brenda (703) 670-3247. Rachel Lee Childcare Parents-night-out offered by certified special ed teacher and mother of 2 from 6-9:30 p.m. on April 12 & 26. Dinner, craft, and movie included. (202) 716-3902. Details at RachelLeeChildcare.wix.com/ home. Also offering summer care.

Cleaning

Flower Fresh Home Cleaning Flower Fresh Home Cleaning servicing happy Montclair residents for 27 years. Come home to a Flower Fresh house. Amazing references. Call Michelle - (703) 878-3486. Honesty Cleaning House Deep cleaning house exp. references. Background check. Low rates starting at $70. Call Pily (703) 498-8987. KB Cleaning Services Residential and commercial cleaning. Ten years experience. Free estimates, reasonable rates, and references. Licensed, bonded and insured. Call (703) 680-6906. Orange Rozes Cleaning Flexible scheduling and prices. 15 years of service. Maids background checks, residential, commercial, move in/out, specific needs. Lots of cleaning in Montclair now! Visit our website! Call (540) 785-6320. R&M Cleaning Services/House Cleaning Reliable experience, good references, flexible scheduling, reasonable rates. We bring our own equipment. Weekly, biweekly, monthly, occasionally, move in/out, offices. For free in-home estimate, call Maryen/Raul at (703) 321-5335.

Home Improvement

A-Awesome Service! Joel Riggs Home Repair Kitchen, bath remodeling, interior/exterior painting, carpentry, wood rot repairs, drywall, realtors pre/post listing fix ups and homeowner violations. WE DO IT ALL! VA Class A Licensed/ Insured. Safe, fast, reliable. 25 years’ experience N. VA. Call Joel (703) 929-4676.

AAAAA Basements, baths, kitchens, deck and fence repair, power washing, exterior wood rot, drywall finishing and repair, crown molding, foreclosure specialist and more. 28 years’ experience. Licensed & insured. Free estimate - (703) 987-5096. Air Duct Cleaning Dryer vent cleaning, furnace and A/C cleaning, chemical cleaning of the blower and coil. Heating and cooling maintenance. (703) 580-1835. A Picture Perfect Home Improvement Loyal 12-year Montclairion advertiser! Licensed, bonded, insured. Exterior/interior remodel basement, bath, kitchen, decks, painting, etc. Handyman services available. If it can be done, we can do it! BBB member. NO MONEY DOWN! Call Mike (703) 590-3187. www.pphionline.com At My Painter Interior and exterior painting, power washing, deck & fence staining. Prompt and reliable. Quality work at a reasonable rate. Free estimates. (703) 6150923. Owner operated (USMC Ret.). B&L Handyman Father and son team. Long time Montclair residents, specializing in decks, finishing basements, power washing, deck staining, electrical, gutter cleaning etc. Reasonable rates, free estimates, bonded and insured. References available. Call (703) 670-3247. Brickwork All types of brick construction and repair; chimneys, patios, sidewalks, etc. Masonry contractor with 25 years’ experience. Montclair resident, references, free estimates. Call Ken Bradshaw at (703) 368-0984. Cabinet Masters Bathroom vanities, kitchen, storage cabinets. Pull out drawers and organizing solutions. Granite, laminate and solid surface countertops. Home and office workstations, closet organization, bookcases and wet bars. Full service design and installation company with over 20 years of experience. Montclair resident with references. Licensed and insured. Free estimates (703) 331-5781; sales@cabinet-master.com. Climatrol Heating & Cooling Corp (703) 981-6664; www.climatrolhvac.com. Only $79.95 for heating and cooling system inspections or diagnostic service fee. Get 10% off discount on repairs with this ad. Free second opinion on heat exchanger and compressors. Family owned, operated, licensed and insured small business. Our prices are extremely competitive and our service is thorough.

Electrical Services Ceiling fans, recessed lights, outdoor lighting, dimmers, etc. New wiring and remodeling. Free estimates. (703) 398-5917. Exterior House Washing We clean all exterior surfaces. Deck cleaning and sealing. Owner/operator celebrating 30 years in business. 15% off with this ad. D&K Professionals of Dale City (571) 285-2725. Fred’s Finest Paintings Paint interiors and exteriors, remove wallpaper, power wash homes and decks and stain, minor wood repairs. Licensed and insured. FREE estimates. Business (703) 878-4872, cell (703) 966-7030. G&S Carpet Services Affordable steam cleaning. Rugs, furniture, pet stains/odors, water damage. Insured. 3 areas, $60. 8 areas, $120. 10 areas, $160. (703) 987-0359. Grout/Tile Restoration Regrouting, grout staining, tile repair, steam clean/ seal caulking. Call Dale with Grout Masters of Virginia. (703) 468-1733. Gutter Cleaning No mess left behind. Clean downspouts, re-nail loose nails and gutter repair. (703) 580-1835. Handyman Services Gutter cleaning, carpentry, power washing, hauling, electrical, drywall repairs, complete home maintenance. (703) 580-1835. Junk Hauling Yards and basements cleared. Furniture & appliance disposal. Also offering yard work services. Email lighthauling1@aol.com or call (703) 497-4976 or (703) 599-8385. Kodiak HVAC Proudly servicing the area’s Heating and Air needs since 1986. Montclair resident. Offering service contracts, installation of heat pumps, gas or electric furnaces, condensers, water heaters, and humidifiers. Call (703) 494-2327 to speak with a representative. Mel’s Pressure Washing and Painting Specializing in cleaning decks, wood replacement, and resealing. Free estimates. Call Mike at (703) 282-2685. Perow Concrete Construction Concrete driveways, sidewalks, & patios. Excellent references: Montclair residents! Free estimates & great prices. Don’t delay...call today. Chuck (703) 730-2067.

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Classifieds Power Washing Go from green to clean things we do decks, sidewalks, fences, houses, also we do screen porches, deck & fence repair, exterior wood rot, tile, crown molding, small jobs welcome. Call (703) 987-5096 for free estimate. Licensed & insured. R.A.F. Painting & Pressure Washing, Lic & Ins Interior and exterior painting, pressure washing, deck staining. From hundreds of satisfied residential customers from St. Mary’s Cathedral to historic Goolricks Pharmacy. “Integrity, reliability and meticulous workmanship” never jumping back and forth between projects, payment upon completion. Always one home at a time. FREE estimates and sterling references. (540) 720-1713 or (540) 273-1781. Wess’s Home Improvement Tile and marble installation. Complete kitchen and bath remodeling. Licensed and insured. Special offers for Montclair residents. www.wesshomeimprovement.com; (703) 499-1577. Widewater Construction Services, Inc Foundation crack repair - epoxy injection, yard drainage, sump pump/battery back up pumps install/replaced yard and handyman stuff. 571-276-5001 Woolfrey Const. Affordable prices. Plumbing repairs kit and bathroom. Laminate flooring, tile floors, drywall repair, painting, rotten wood, deck & fence work. Licensed & insured. 40 years’ experience. Free estimates (540) 288-7222. (540) 628-4151.

Landscaping/Lawncare

Aguilars Tree Service LLC Your tree and landscaping pros. No job too big or too small. “We do it all.” From tree removal, stump grinding, lot clearing and tree topping to mulching, planting and much more. Call for free estimates. (540) 212-1370. At My Landscaper Free estimates for all your lawn needs. Retainer walls, patios, mowing, trimming, mulching and much more. Montclair resident, 30 years’ experience. Free estimates. (703) 795-7788. Bruce’s Lawn Care Fully insured (571) 316-5457. No yard in Montclair over $40 per cut. I also offer mulching, trimming, gutter cleaning, and leaf removal. References available upon request. Townhouses $20 per cut.

Martin’s Lawn Service Weekly mowing, mulching, spring clean ups, hedge trimming. Free estimates. Please call (703) 580-0774. Mr. B’s Small Engine Repair Most power lawn equipment repaired, also chainsaws and snowblowers. Authorized Stihl dealer. 2347 Garrisonville Road, Stafford. Route 610 west 8.8 miles from I-95. (540) 752-0666 Quality Lawn Care Serving Montclair for 15 years. Cutting, mulching, edging, fertilizing, small tree and bush trimming, gutter cleaning etc. Please call Mike at (703) 670-9838. Thorpes Landscaping and Tree Service For reliable experienced landscaping services specializing in retaining walls, turf restoration, yard grading, drainage problems, tree and stump removal, mulching, custom patios, landscaping steps, concrete work, general yard clean up, and much more. Call Kevin at (571) 212-5536. Tree Service Trimming, trees cut down, stumps grinded down. Call Ken (703) 368-0984. Montclair resident over 20 years.

Lessons/Tutor

David Kay Guitar and piano lessons in Cardinal Area. Former Air Force, beginners welcome. Call Dave (703) 878-3757. Piano Lessons All ages, day & evenings homeschoolers beginning through intermediate M-Sat 25 years’ experience. Call Joan (703) 590-4454. Need A Tutor? Call Nova Tutors on (703) 501-1978 for a price quote. We do SAT/ACT Prep, math, science and language arts at all grade levels. Rates are affordable. Visit us on www.NovaTutors.com

Businesses - Other

Computer Doctor: We Make House Calls Our Microsoft certified techs can assist with all your computer and networking needs. Professional, friendly and affordable. Serving Montclair since 1999. www.thecomputerdoctor.biz or (703) 670-7766. Eiko’s Alterations and Custom Fashion Specializing in bridal, formal, business attire. 35 years’ professional experience. Montclair resident. (703) 595-6512; eikonovak@aol.com.

Furniture Repair Furniture finishing/repair, chair caning, rush weaving, free pickup and delivery, references available. Call Jerry’s Caning: (703) 864-8187 or email JeromeWarden@verizon.net Help Accounting Services Inc. Individual and business income tax preparation. (703) 232-8821; info@paymyemployees.com http://PayMyEmployees.com Paw Keepers Pet Sitting Service Provides the quality care and love your pet deserves. Daily, vacation, holiday service available. All types of pets. Licensed, bonded, client reference list. Contact Jennifer at (703) 445-8090, www.pawkeeperspetsitter.com or pawkeepers@comcast.net Taxes! Taxes! Taxes! Individual and business tax preparation. Simple or complex returns. Free e-file. CPA/MBA. Contact us: (703) 232-8821. PayMyEmployees.com, info@ PayMyEmployees.com Zumba/Insanity/Cardio Kickboxing/Hip-Hop Fitness classes. HIPS Fitness LLC offers fun, safe & effective fitness classes in your area! Group Instruction, Charity, Private and Corporate Events! Information & online discounts at www.hipsfitness.com or (703) 688-2511.

Miscellaneous

Law Office of Douglas S. Anderson, PLLC Estate Planning: We provide plan documentation, counseling, design, education and maintenance during the creation and life of a revocable living trust, last will and testament, medical directives, powers of attorney, and/or probate assistance. (703) 490-0901 or email andersonlawoffice@ymail.com. Light Hauling Yards and basements cleared. Furniture and appliance disposal, lawn mowing. Call (703) 497-4976 or (703) 599-8385. Email: lighthauling1@aol.com Mailboxes by Ed Replace existing mailbox with all new materials. MPOA specifications. Free estimates. Call (571) 606-9939. Up- or Down-Size Thinking about moving up or downsizing to a new home? Free consultation and comparative market analysis. Bel Davis, Virginia Realtor, Long and Foster (Woodbridge/PW Parkway), (703) 5852350, www.RaisingVirginia.com “One Homeowner at a Time.”

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ASHA....................................Alexander Square Homeowners Association IHA.............................................................Island Homeowners Association NOB..........................................................Nob Hill Townhome Association NTA........................................................Northside Townhome Association SLC...............................................Southlake Cove Townhome Association

SLL..........................................Southlake Landing Townhome Association SRA...........................................................Southlake Recreation Association SRC...................................................................Southlake Recreation Center WETA................................................Water’s Edge Townhome Association

NOW OPEN LATE Submit forms, pay your assessment, or get recreation tags, all on your time. The MPOA office is now open Wednesday evenings, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Take advantage of these extended hours through October 29.

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ASHA....................................Alexander Square Homeowners Association IHA.............................................................Island Homeowners Association NOB..........................................................Nob Hill Townhome Association NTA........................................................Northside Townhome Association SLC...............................................Southlake Cove Townhome Association

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SLL..........................................Southlake Landing Townhome Association SRA...........................................................Southlake Recreation Association SRC...................................................................Southlake Recreation Center WETA................................................Water’s Edge Townhome Association

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