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The Chantilly Highlander Your Community Newsletter Serving Chantilly Highlands V i s i t u s o n t h e w e b a t w w w . c h h a . o r g— n o w i n C O L O R o n l i n e !

May 2007



Community Yard Sale

Saturday, May 5th

Poet Laureate of Chantilly Highlands

from 9 am - 12 noon Rain or Shine!

In honor of National Poetry Month, we will designate a Poet Laureate of Chantilly Highlands. This yearlong position carries no salary, but it does offer a certain degree of honor and the distinct possibility of publication in the Highlander.

(The Yard Sale has been rescheduled because of a conflict with the Oak Hill ES 5K Run on April 28—see page 4.)

POOL OPENS SATURDAY, MAY 26th AT 11 a.m. Be sure to bring an updated photo of family members during the first two weeks that the pool is open for the rolodex file. Make sure that all household members are informed of the pool rules, especially young adults who may be of age to attend the pool alone this year.

UNPAID HOA DUES NOTICE If you have not yet paid your HOA dues, your family will be restricted from using the pool and other community facilities until paid in full, including any late fee and additional assessments. The amount to remit for HOA dues with late fee is now $251. Mail payments, with your lot number on the memo line of your check, along with the dues invoice to: CHHA, PO Box 710238, Oak Hill, VA 20171.

CHHA BOARD VACANCY Any resident interested in filling the vacant Board position should contact Paul Thurneysen at (703) 318-1468 for consideration.

The Poetry subcommittee of the Homeowners' Association Board of Directors will make a selection of the Poet Laureate based on submissions it receives from applicants. To apply, you must be a neighborhood resident. Simply submit up to three poems to CHHA, ATTN: Poet Laureate/PO Box 710238/Chantilly, VA 20171. The submissions will become property of the Poetry subcommittee and will not be returned. If the applicant is under 18, please include written permission to participate from a parent or guardian. The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2007. The Poet Laureate will be announced in the Highlander. David Howlett, Poetry subcommittee.

In This Issue: Board & Committee Contacts………………11 Board Minutes………………………………...2 Classified Ads………………………………..10 Community Calendar……….………………..4 Egg Hunt Pictures…………………………….5 Pool Rules…………………………………..6-9

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Chantilly Highlands Homes Association Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, March 1, 2007 Submitted by Wendy Hunt Minutes are tentative and will be reviewed and approved at the upcoming Board of Directors meeting.

Board Attendees: Chris Tacinelli, Larry Miller, Wendy Hunt, Paul Thurneysen, David Howlett, Jon Roe, Imrana Umar, Darin Welt

Civic Affairs: No new business at this time. Neighborhood Watch: Ongoing monitoring is continuing. Communications - Newsletter and Website and Database: Articles for the newsletter are due to Deb Neuberger by the 12th of each month. Web page emails are being checked and the front page has been updated. Long Range Planning: Researching contractors for this year’s long range plan.

Homeowner attendees: One.

Database: No new business at this time.

Paul Thurneysen called the meeting to order at 7:38 pm. Paul Thurneysen moved to approve the March minutes and David Howlett seconded it. A potential candidate for the vacant board seat was in attendance. The Board unanimously approved to mark drains with environmentally-sound, small waterproof stickers that say ‘no dumping’ as part of the Chesapeake Bay clean up project. Drew Townsend will perform the labor as an Eagle Scout project.

Old Business: The RTAP program for the Community is still underway. 60 percent of the neighborhood homes have been covered. 96 percent of people polled were in favor of continuing with the traffic calming program. 75 percent is needed to proceed.

Treasurer’s Report: Dues were due at the end of March. Late fees are being charged at this point and 119 are still outstanding. An announcement was posted in this month’s newsletter. Community Facilities: A motion was made by Wendy Hunt to approve the pool rules, and it was seconded by David Howlett. Chris Tacinelli made a motion to approve the pool contract with discussed changes. Wendy Hunt seconded the motion. Concessions and freezer purchasing for summer pool snacks were discussed. Sign bids are being collected. We are waiting on two bids to come in. Pool area refurbishing walk-through spreadsheet was presented to the Board and discussed. Land Management: There are some trees in the common area and pool surround that are dead and leaning that need to be discussed with our management committee. Tree trimming around the playground and the tennis courts needs to be addressed. Maintenance needs were also discussed. Damaged CHHA owned fences from a recent wreck were also discussed. Architectural Control Committee: The committee is working on resolving existing issues. Consistency and timing issues were discussed. Community Activities: Plans are going forward for upcoming events. Volunteers are needed.

New Business: The Board considered creation of an unpaid position of “Poet Laureate.” The annual position will be advertised in the Highlander. Meeting Adjournment: With no additional new business to discuss, Paul Thurneysen made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Chris Tacinelli seconded it. The board unanimously approved the motion and the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 pm.

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CH Garden Club Plant Sharing Day – Sunday, May 6th

May Garden Club – Make Your Own Outdoor Container Garden

Do you have perennials that need thinned out? Would you like to get perennials to fill in some bare spots in your garden? If you answered, Yes!, to either question, then you won’t want to miss the Chantilly Highlands Garden Club annual Plant Sharing Day on Sunday, May 6th. What to you will need to do: Dig up your perennials, put them in a cardboard box, plastic pots, (or whatever you have on hand to transport them in), label the container stating what the plants are, and bring them to the Community Center parking lot on Sunday, May 6th, between 1:00 – 1:30 PM. You can simply drop off your plants and/or pick up something you would like to take home and plant in your own yard. This is a fun, no-cost, way to add a variety of plants to your garden. Plan to come and share with us!

Come to the Chantilly Highlands Garden Club on Tuesday, May 15th, 7 PM, and make your own outdoor container garden. We will meet at the Community Center. Please bring a pot or container in which you would like to create your garden. Bring sufficient soil to fill the container, a small trowel, and gardening gloves. An assortment of plants will be available to choose from (sun loving and shade loving plants.) We’ll have literature with pictures of container gardens to get ideas for combining plants and share our own ideas of what some of us may have used in the past and what were, or were not, good combinations.


ADULT coordinator(s) needed for June 24th Teen Party! Parent/teen combos are a great idea—maybe co-chair this event with a friend! Teen committee members are welcome. Contact Wendy Hunt at (703) 467-8188 for more info.

Anyone interested in selling ice cream and candy at the pool this summer? It is a great way to make some extra money. Duties include ordering, stocking, and collecting money. If interested please call Jeff Boehlert at 703-435-2836.

May 2007 Sun



Farmers Markets open May—November Listed on calendar this month only. For more information go to: farm-mkt.htm#schedule





Fairfax Farmers Mkt 8 AM-Noon

T e a c h e r


8 AM-12:30 PM

15 7 PM-Garden 16 Club Mtg.


22 Fairfax Farmers Mkt 8 AM-Noon


28 Memorial Day

Pool - Noon-8 PM

Frying Pan Farmers Mkt 8 AM-12:30 PM


Fri 4

7:30 PM Board Mtg

Pool - Noon-8 PM

Frying Pan Farmers Mkt 8 AM-12:30 PM

23 Frying Pan Farmers Mkt 8 AM-12:30 PM

8 AM-12:30 PM W e e k



Herndon Farmers Mkt 8 AM-12:30 PM

24 Herndon Farmers Mkt 8 AM-12:30 PM


8 AM-12:30 PM

Pool - Noon-8 PM



Pool - Noon-8 PM Noodle Day

12 Reston Farmers Mkt 8 AM-Noon

19 Reston Farmers Mkt 8 AM-Noon


Fairfax Farmers Farmers 29 Mkt 31Herndon 8 AM-Noon 30 Mkt 8 -12:30 Frying Pan Farmers Mkt

Pool - Noon-8 PM Noodle Day


Herndon Farmers Mkt 8 AM-12:30 PM

A p p r e c I a t I o n

Fairfax Farmers Mkt 8 AM-Noon


7:30 PM CommFac Mtg


8Fairfax Farmers Mkt Frying 9 Pan Farmers Mkt 10 11 Herndon Farmers Mkt 8 AM-Noon

Plant Sharing Day (see above article)



26 Mkt-8 AM-Noon Reston Farmers

Pool Opens 11 AM Closes @ 8 PM

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Egg Hunt Memories The snow melted and 100 kids came out to see the Easter Bunny and hunt eggs. Andy Hunt facilitated the arrival of the Easter Bunny again this year. Additional photos will be posted on our website.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 3171 Celebrate Silver Award Six members of Girl Scout Troop 3171, earned their Silver Award this spring. Pictured are the Silver Honorees, all Chantilly Highlands residents. The girls worked on three separate projects including organizing a clean up day at Girl Scout Camp Potomac Woods (included marking a nature trail, and painting canoes), coordinating a basketball clinic and assisting on Oak Hill's 6th Grade basketball game, and organizing a volleyball clinic. The Silver Award is the Highest Award that any girl age 9-14 or grade 6-9 can earn in Girl Scouting. Congratulations!

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COMMITTEE INFO Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM at the Community Center. Meetings are open, and all residents are welcome and encouraged to participate. To include a specific item on the agenda, please contact the Board President. Architectural Control Committee (ACC) meets monthly at the Community Center. Contact any ACC member or appropriate Board member if you have ACC questions or concerns. Chantilly Highlander newsletter team welcomes your articles and community photos of specific events, or just whatever is going on in your neighborhood! We would also love your suggestions and ideas for new features as well as feedback on current content. Advertising questions and other information may be emailed to, or mailed to the Editor at P.O. Box 710238, Oak Hill, VA, 20171. Community Activities Committee identifies and schedules events for the participation of Chantilly Highlands families. The committee meets as events are scheduled, and chairpersons vary throughout the year. If you are interested in leading an event or have ideas for a community activity, please contact a Board member. Community Facilities Committee (ComFac) meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at the Community Center. Issues pertaining to our swimming pool, tennis courts, playground, Community Center and its grounds are managed by the Community Facilities Committee. If you would like to become involved in this committee, contact Jeff Boehlert at 703-435-2836. Land Management Committee handles all issues that involve the common areas of our community: primarily lawn care and snow removal. Meetings are held as needed. You may contact Paul Thurneysen at 703-318-1468 with questions and if you are able to help on the Land Management Committee.

The Chantilly Highlander is a monthly publication which informs the community of our accomplishments, upcoming events, committee meeting highlights and decisions, and provides a forum for you and your family to communicate items of interest to your neighbors! Articles are reviewed and published at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Published advertisement is accepted, however it is not considered an endorsement by the Board. Electronic submissions are encouraged via email; however, please also provide a “camera ready” printed copy for comparison if there are graphics or fonts (print styles) that must be maintained.

Email address: (Please include ‘Chantilly Highlander’ in the subject line so it is not deleted as spam) Mailing address: CHHA, c/o The Chantilly Highlander, P.O. Box 710238, Oak Hill, VA 20171 Please submit articles, advertising (with payment), and photos so they are RECEIVED by the 12th of each month for consideration in the next month’s issue: be sure to allow sufficient time for mail processing. Any non-profit notices will included only if space allows—for guaranteed placement it must be paid advertising. Advertising Rates:

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Resident $ 2.50 $ 10.00 $ 25.00 $ 45.00

Non-Resident $ 10.00 $ 15.00 $ 40.00 $ 60.00

CUT OUT AND HANG BY YOUR PHONE FOR HANDY REFERENCE!  When calling board or committee members, please be mindful that they are volunteers, with jobs and families, making sacrifices to serve our community. Try to contact the appropriate liaison or committee chair for the best response to a concern/question.

Chantilly Highlands Committees Architectural Control (ACC)

Carla Abbud Cindy DiPalma Brian Keagy Civic Affairs Jeffrey Parnes Community Ctr Rental Answering Machine Community Events Wendy Hunt Community Facilities Jeffrey Boehlert Database Administrator Dave Puchrik Garden Club Denise Miller Paul Thurneysen Land Management Imrana Umar Neighborhood Watch (see Comm Facilities) Pool House Phone Lori Manik Resale Packages Paulette Rogers Swim Team Chair Steve Edwards Tennis Courts Jeffrey Parnes Webmaster Jane Huang Web Posting

703-925-0949 703-471-1874 703-909-7698 703-904-0131 703-435-0736 703-467-8188 703-435-2836

703-707-0891 703-318-1468 703-471-4923 703-435-2081 703-796-1061 703-481-1082 703-742-3353 703-904-0131 703-707-8889

2007 CHHA Board of Directors President………………... Paul Thurneysen Vice President………….. Chris Tacinelli Treasurer……………….. Darin Welt Secretary……………….. Wendy Hunt Community Facilities & Long Range Planning… Larry Miller Architectural Control Liaison……………….. David Howlett Newsletter, Database & Website………...…….. Jon Roe Neighborhood Watch & Civic Affairs ………… Imrana Umar Community Events Liaison………………. Wendy Hunt Land Management Liaison………………. Paul Thurneysen

703-318-1468 703-787-0315 703-787-3883 703-467-8188 703-707-0891 703-689-9840 703-904-9396 703-471-4923 703-467-8188 703-318-1468

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Chantilly Highlands Homes Association P.O. Box 710238 Oak Hill, VA 20171