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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 !

February 2008

Newsletter Advertising Rates Increase Effective with March 2008 Issue Due to increasing costs to produce our newsletter, we will be raising advertising rates beginning with the March 2008 issue. This means that advertising payments received after February 12, 2008, will be at the new rates as below. Upon review, the last time all the ad rates were increased was in 2002 (only a couple were increased in 2004). New Advertising Rates as of February 12, 2008: Resident Non-Resident KidWorks (Under 18 yrs)

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CHHA Annual Dues will increase by $6 to $232. Statements will be sent in February, with the deadline for paying dues March 31, 2008. CHHA Board Accepting Proposals Chantilly Highlands is currently soliciting proposals for positions including Resale Package Coordinator, Newsletter Editor, and Webmaster. Additionally, an RFP is available for individuals or companies interested in providing Handyman services to the community. Interested parties should contact Paul Thurneysen at 703-318-1468 by February 29, 2008.

Keep Informed of Ongoing HS Boundary Study With budget cuts imminent and parents still pleading to remain at their current high schools, the HS Boundary Study seems far from over. Due to the high number of parents interested in speaking at the public hearings scheduled for January 30 and 31, the School Board added a public hearing for the boundary study on Saturday, February 9th, starting at 9 AM. There is an additional public hearing date considered for February 19th at 7 PM, if needed. Requests to speak at the public hearing must be submitted either online at www.fcps.edu/schlbd/requestspeak.htm, or by calling 571-423-1075 by 4:30 PM on the last business day prior to the meeting date to ensure your place on the speakers list. However, the School Board Chairman shall decide when the speakers list is full, as it may require additional nights. Each speaker on the list shall limit his/her remarks to three minutes, and their remarks must be germane to the topic. The Board Work Sessions for the Boundary Study will be held February 11th at 11 AM, and on February 21st at See HS BOUNDARY STUDY on page 2

In This Issue: Board & Committee Contacts……………….7 CHHA Dues Increase Notice………………..1 CHHA Board Accepting Proposals………...1 Classified Ads………………………………...6 Community Calendar……….………………..4 HS Boundary Study Update………………...1 Local Crime Reports…………………………3 Newsletter Advertising Increase……………1 Poet Laureate………………………………...2


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7 PM. Lastly, the Board is schedule to announce a decision on this study on February 28th at 7 PM. Because these dates may change with the progression of the study, residents are urged to frequently check the FCPS School Board calendar at www.fcps.edu/schlbd/calendar.htm. The public may attend work sessions and public hearings, or many of these are televised on the FCPS channel 21 station. The dates and times are shown on the calendar on their website. The reality is that even at this late date, the Board seems to have the right to make changes to the staff’s last recommendation. Factors such as grandfathering current students may even be subject to reconsideration, due to a significant potential budget shortfall. The only way that we can be certain our students are heard is to stay informed and involved. To receive updates from our community representative, email Maryann Ceh at b4duke@msn.com.

Chantilly Highlands Poet Laureate Once again, the Homeowners' Association is sponsoring a contest to select our Poet Laureate. The winner will be announced in the April edition of the Highlander. Entrants must be residents of Chantilly Highlands and can be of any age. If an entrant is under age 18, we will ask a parent's or guardian's permission before awarding the laurels. It is very easy to enter! Send up to three poems to Poet Laureate Selection, c/o David Howlett, 13153 Ladybank Lane, Oak Hill, VA 20171 by March 31, 2008. To paraphrase W.B. Yeats, "Chantilly Highlands poets, practice your craft!"

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February 2008

Local Crime Reports Additional reports and information can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/news-releases. Add this website to your Favorites list for your internet browser. Be alert, and always report suspicious persons/activities to the Fairfax County Police at (703) 691-2131.

Armed Bank Robbery in Franklin Farm Police responded to a robbery at the BB&T Bank at 13360 Franklin Farm Road on Monday, January 7 at 5:25 p.m. A 69year-old Fairfax woman was working as a teller when a man approached her and immediately pointed a gun at her. The suspect announced a robbery and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no injuries. The suspect was described as being 25 to 30 years old and white. He was about 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall and weighed 200 to 220 pounds. He wore a red hat, white, hooded sweatshirt with a zipper, black T-shirt and jeans. He also wore sunglasses and white and black gloves.

Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended A 19-year-old Harrisonburg, Virginia, man was robbed at gunpoint while working as a clerk at the Sunoco gas station located at 13300 Franklin Farm Road. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, December 21, a customer pulled into the gas station and saw a man run out of the office carrying what looked like a money bag. The customer entered the station and saw the clerk lying on the floor. The clerk said he had just been robbed and asked the customer to call the police. The clerk was not injured. Patrol officers, a K9 team, and the police helicopter responded to the area. Shortly after arriving above the scene, the crew of the helicopter, utilizing a forward-looking infra-red camera, located a suspect in a park area several blocks away from the station in a residential area. Patrol and K9 units, directed by the helicopter crew, quickly apprehended the suspect who was then positively identified and arrested. Alexander W. Clark, 19, of Kinross Circle in Herndon, was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and grand larceny.

Fair Oaks District Alcohol Sting - Results Fair Oaks District police officers and members of the Traffic Safety Services Unit, conducted alcohol stings at several locations in the Oakton, Fairfax, and Chantilly areas of Fairfax County on Friday, December 28. This operation is part of the department’s ongoing Youth Alcohol/Business Compliance Enforcement Campaign. The operation is conducted using underage Fairfax County Police cadets, dressed in plain clothes, who attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. The cadets are instructed to give their true ages if asked by the clerks. Twenty businesses were entered, resulting in two arrests made at two locations. The arrests were made at the following locations: CVS Pharmacy, 2525 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA CVS Pharmacy, 3071 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA The stings were conducted using two teams consisting of one plain clothes officer, one officer in uniform and one cadet.

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Presidential Primary Elections February 12th On Tuesday, February 12, 2008, the Democratic and Republican Parties will conduct Presidential Primary elections. Voters in Virginia do not register by political party. Therefore, any registered voter may choose to vote in any party primary. However, when both parties hold a primary at the same time, voters must select whether they wish to vote the Democratic or the Republican ballot. Polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Additional information can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/eb/ upcoming.htm.

Boy Scout Mulch Orders Support one of the two troops below!

BSA Troop 160 Mulch Delivered To Your Driveway Saturday, March 22nd Top Quality Double-Shredded Hardwood Mulch-3 Cu Ft Bags 10-44 bags @ $4.75/bag Troop 160 45-89 bags @ $4.50/bag c/o Chuck Smith 90+ bags @ $4.25/bag 12198 Wild Horse Dr Fairfax, VA 22033 Include your name, address, tel. no. and e-mail address with your order – 10 bag minimum order to Zip Codes 20171, 22071, 22033 and 20151; 90 bag min to all other areas.

Questions? – (703) 758-1954 or e-mail cesmithiii@cox.net

BS Troop 811 NO MINIMUM ORDER $4.25 per bag 3 cu ft Bags, Double Shredded Hardwood Mulch FREE DELIVERY - Will be delivered and stacked in your driveway on Saturday, March 29 TO ORDER: Mail order & Check Payable to Troop 811 Ken Rich 13624 Old Dairy Road Herndon, VA 20171 Questions Call: Ken Rich (703) 435-3034 or email to krich1@cox.net


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Snow Information With our season’s worst snow events frequently occurring in February or March, be sure to visit the county’s website for answers to the following questions at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/navbar/faqs/snowremoval.htm: • • • • •

Where do I call about getting my street plowed? What about my pipestem driveway? Will the county plow my street? Who is responsible for clearing snow from the sidewalks in my neighborhood? Where do I call about snow removal at a county facility?

Below are some topics that you can find links to for more information at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/releases.htm.

Latest General County News Releases ● ● ● ● ●

New Project to Highlight History of Asian-Americans in Fairfax County Braddock District to Hold Community Meeting about Little River Glen Construction Fairfax County to Give Awards for Environmental and Land Conservation Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Schedules for Fairfax County Fairfax County Addresses Identity Theft Concerns

Department News Releases • Community and Recreation Services • Community Services Board • Economic Development Authority • Family Services • Fire and Rescue • Health Department • Housing and Community Development • Library

• Park Authority • Police Department Incident Reports • Police Department News Releases • Public Schools • Public Works and Environmental Services Letters to Industry • Sheriff's Office • Transportation


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Opening doors and closing sales! Sellers •Time is money: I provide customized marketing programs to sell your home quickly and at the highest price. •Resources: I utilize traditional methods, as well as the latest technologies, to effectively market your home or property. •Enthusiasm: As a fellow Chantilly Highlands resident, I know that this is a terrific neighborhood in an extremely desirable location, and my enthusiasm works to your benefit.

Classified Advertising Piano Lessons From an Experienced Teacher! Kiddies On The Keys piano studio now accepting new students in the Chantilly, Herndon, Reston area. Call 571-242-9156. Collegiate Lawn Care-Chantilly HS grads 2007; lawn care needs for Chantilly Highlands & Brookfield since 2003; flat fee of $25 per lawn mow incl bagging; other svcs & refs avail; call Corey & Dustin 703-399-1559.

Lee Abbud

Buyers •Commitment: I listen to your needs and goals, and provide personal service that allows you to make the best decision regarding a residence or investment property. •Knowledge: I have knowledge of the many diverse neighborhoods in the region, new home builders, and market trends; and I apply that knowledge to your advantage.

Please call me at (703) 362-2657 or Email me at leeabbud@kw.com

Part-time (1)Webmaster,(2)Marketing Mgr,(3) Customer-Svc Mgr for assessment-of-learning svcs provider to universities/ colleges; 10-15 hrs/wk from home. Min Bachelor's plus exp needed. E-mail resume: chandrurajam@gmail.com .

Maria’s Cleaning Svc-NoVA for 15 yrs, offering house cleaning in your area-Residential/Commercial. Insured, bonded, licensed. Competitive rates, great references. Contact Maria (703) 723-3850 or (703) 624-2708 Cell. Almighty & Co-Painting-Int/Ext, Local Ref. Drywall & rotten wood repair, power washing, wallpaper removal. 25 yrs. Free Est. Call Carl (703) 378-5602 (voice mail), (703) 926-8700 (cell). A&S Home Improvement-Remodeling Bath/Kitchen, Ceramic floor/wall tile, Painting, Drywall, Electrical, Plumbing, Ceiling fans & more. Lic., Honest, Exp. Free estimates. (703) 860-4734; cell (703) 944-3135.

KidWorks Pet Care-12th grader willing to take care of your pets anytime. Experienced, responsible, and dependable. References available. Call Jennifer at (703) 787-9323. Babysitter or Dog sitter - Need a responsible, dependable babysitter or dog sitter? Call Katie at (703) 4718654. Completed 2-day babysitting class at Reston Hospital. Loves children and dogs.


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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 Newsletter@chha.org, 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: Newsletter@chha.org (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:

KidWorks (Under 18 yrs) Classified Ad Business Card 3½”W x 2”H Quarter Page 3¼”W x 4½”H

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 Database@chha.org

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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