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Viennaand OaktonViennaWellbeingPage 8Dog as Lifelineto Vienna BoyOpinion, Page 4 ❖ Entertainment, Page 8 ❖ Sports, Page 12 ❖ Classifieds, Page 10Wellbeing, Page 6Jimmy, an assistance dog, and Jack DeLacy, whoattends Sunrise Valley Elementary in Reston.Photo by Joan Brady PhotographyVienna’sAnniversaryCelebratedNews, Page 3Special ScreeningOf HonorNews, Page 5www.ConnectionNewspapers.com March 4-10, 2015online at www.connectionnewspapers.comVienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 4-10, 2015 ❖ 1


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Photos by Donna Manz/The ConnectionNewsDignitaries and elected officials participate in the 125 th birthday celebration commemorating incorporationin 1890.Vienna/Oakton Connection Editor Kemal Kurspahic703-778-9414 or vienna@connectionnewspapers.comVienna Celebrates 125 YearsIncorporationOrdinances 1890As Read by Town Clerk H.A. Bowman:1. An ordinance providing for the assessmentof real and personal property; 2. For theprotection of shade trees [along Maple Avenue];3. Prohibiting of driving of animals on sidewalks;4. Prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons;5. Providing for a license tax on dogs;Providing for the giving of a bond by thesergeant and the salary of the clerk; 7. Providingfor the manner of construction of sidewalks; 8.Prohibiting the use of dynamite or otherexplosives; 9 and final. Being an ordinancerelating to erroneous taxes.All members of the 1890 Vienna Town Councilvoted to accept the ordinances of incorporation.Community turns outfor birthday party onFeb. 28.By Donna ManzThe ConnectionThe Town of Vienna, in partnership with Historic Vienna, Inc.,celebrated the town’s 125 th incorporationanniversary, callingit a “birthday” ceremony, on closed-downChurch Street and the grounds of FreemanHouse on Saturday, Feb. 28. A time-travelplay, written by HVI’s Jon Vrana, featuredcontemporary children learning first-handabout Vienna’s founding by principles of1890.As chilly and snow-blanketed as it wason Saturday, hundreds of adults and childrenwatched the short play on the ChurchStreet stage and stayed around for farmanimals, horse-drawn carriage rides, androasting marshmallows over open fire pits.After guests sang “Happy Birthday,” theyretreated to a heated tent for food, cupcakesand hot beverages.The General Assembly of the Commonwealthof Virginia commended Vienna onits 125 th anniversary of incorporation witha proclamation signed by the House of Delegatesand the state Senate in late January.The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors isrecognizing Vienna at its first March meeting.The time-travel play, a magical opportunityfor today’s youngsters to learn aboutVienna’s history, anchored the birthday program.CAST MEMBERS of the period-dress playincluded “students” played by Macy Payton,Mirelle Payton, and Lucy Breedlove.Councilmember Carey Sienicki played thelibrarian; Mike Davis, landowner and millowner John Hunter; Jon Vrana, AbramLydecker; Town Manager Mercury Paytonas a Union soldier, and CouncilmemeberHoward Springsteen as a Confederate soldier.Mayor Laurie DiRocco played Majorwww.ConnectionNewspapers.com1890 Vienna mayor Major OrrinHine, who urged incorporation ofVienna, stopped along ChurchStreet with his wife, Alma DelanoHine.Orrin E. Hine, who urged incorporation ofthe village, and Vice-Mayor Edythe Kelleherbrought 1890 Town Clerk H.A. Bowman tolife. Councilmember Linda Colbert playedJames Owen Berry and her daughter,Heather, a citizen. Amar Payton, 1890Councilmember and son of the Town Manager,rounded out the cast.Hannah Colbert, granddaughter ofVienna’s late mayor M. Jane Seeman, sangthe National Anthem.Local elected officials – U.S. Rep. GerryConnolly (D-11), State Sen. Chap Petersen(D-34), Del. Mark Keam (D-35), FairfaxCounty Chairman Sharon Bulova andFairfax County Supervisor Cathy Hudgins(D-Hunter Mill) - made brief remarks.Mayor Laurie DiRocco presented the TownProclamation on behalf of the Vienna TownCouncil.Vienna delegate to the General AssemblyMark Keam joked that many of the issuesthat Vienna addressed in its incorporationordinances in 1890 – from concealed carryto taxes – are confronted today by the GeneralAssembly.A horse-and-carriage took birthday guests along Mill Street.Congressman Connolly referred to Viennaas having a “sense of place, belonging, inclusion,and community.”“Vienna epitomizes that spirit” of beingresponsible for one another, Connolly said.Like Connolly, Petersen, too, referred toVienna’s small-town feel and its sense ofcommunity spirit. “In order to get to whereyou’re going, you need to know whereyou’re from,” said Petersen, alluding to thetown’s small-town virtues.Board of Supervisors chair elicited laughterfrom the stage when she called Viennathe “most-partying place in Fairfax County.”There’s always an event going on in Vienna,she said. The bigness of the County stopsin Vienna with its small-town atmosphere.Hudgins reiterated the theme of Vienna’scommunity spirit. “Vienna serves as a symbolof small-town living.,” she said.Abram Lydecker explained to the studentscomposing their Vienna history report thatVienna was one of the few precincts in Virginiato vote against secession from theUnion. Many people living in Vienna,Lydecker said, had “ a lot of ties” with theNorth, having come from states north ofVirginia to settle in Vienna area. “ … andwe love the Union.” After the Civil War,many Union soldiers settled in the Viennaarea.FREEMAN HOUSE AND STORE, theVienna train station, caboose and Little Librarywere open to the public. Refreshmentswere served in a heated tent on the lawn ofFreeman House. Caffe Amouri donated hotchocolate and coffee.Throughout 2015, the Town of Viennaand Historic Vienna, Inc. will continue tocelebrate Vienna’s 125 years as an incorporatedtown. To learn more about Vienna’s125 th birthday events and the town’s history,see http://www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=1178. Anniversary eventsare posted there.Church Street, from Lawyers Road to MillStreet will close to vehicular traffic on thelast Sunday of each month from Maythrough October. Outdoor special eventsand activities are planned. A “Dinner inWhite” is scheduled for September.Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 4-10, 2015 ❖ 3


OpinionVienna & OaktonGood, Bad and UglyThe 2015 session of the Virginia GeneralAssembly came to an end lastweek, and some of the biggest newswas about what it did not do.By far the ugliest debacle rests in theAssembly’s ongoing refusal to expand Medicaidto cover as many as 400,000 uninsuredpeople in Virginia, even though it would comeat no cost to Virginia (Federal governmentpays 100 percent for the next twoyears and 90 percent after that) andwould be a massive boost to Virginia’seconomy. The local and state economy is sufferingfrom the loss of federal spending in otherareas, and it’s just plain crazy and mean-spiritedto deny medical care for people who can’tafford it otherwise, and at the same time, turnaway an economic stimulus equal to 20,000or more jobs and a direct infusion of nearly $2billion a year.GOOD: The Assembly nixed a bill which “empowersthe Director of the Department of Correctionsto make and enter into contracts …to compound the drugs necessary to carry outexecution by lethal injection. … Informationrelating to the identity of the persons or entitiescompounding such drugs, the identities ofpersons or entities engaged to manufacture orsupply the materials used to compound thedrug products, and the name of the materialsor components used to compound drug productsfor use in an execution are confidential,Letters to the EditorFair and HumaneTo the Editor,I completely agree that thereshould be better management ofmental illnesses in jail (Editorial,“Managing Mental Illness in Jails,”Connection, February 25-March 3,2015).This is a common pattern thatmany people are unaware of orsimply don’t care about because ofthe stigma that comes with thoseimprisoned.It is common to assume that becausesomeone is imprisoned, theyare undoubtedly “evil.” Since substanceabuse and mental illnessesare common patterns among prisoners,more awareness should bespread on this issue so that treatmentcan be improved.If people who are not imprisonedcan receive support and treatmentfor their addictions and illnesses,then prisoners should receive thesame opportunities. It is not fair todeny people access to these resourcesjust because of what they’vedone in the past. In fact, receivingthis treatment could improve theirquality of life and possibly keepthem from future criminal activities.Despite what they have done in thepast, criminals deserve fair and humanetreatment just as any otherhuman does. Along with humaneEditorialexempt from the Freedom of Information Act,and not subject to discovery or introductionas evidence in a civil proceeding …”The House of Delegates nixed executingpeople with secret potions. Passed in the Senate,blocked in the House of Delegates. Be sureto thank those local legislators who votedagainst this craven proposal: Senators: AdamEbbin, Barbara Favola, Janet Howell,Dave Marsden and Chap Petersen. Delegates:David Bulova, Eileen Filler-Corn, Charniele Herring, Patrick Hope,Mark Keam, Kay Kory, Rob Krupicka, JimLeMunyon, Alfonso Lopez, Ken Plum, TomRust, Mark Sickles, Marcus Simon, ScottSurovell and Vivian Watts.And ask these local legislators who voted tocarry out executions with secret drugs and secretmethods what they were thinking: SenatorsGeorge Barker and Dick Saslaw. Delegates:Dave Albo and Tim Hugo.No good comes from conducting the people’sbusiness in secret, all the more true when thebusiness is brutal. Killing people is wrong, twowrongs don’t make a right, killing people andkeeping the brutal details secret is wrong.BAD: State Sen. Barbara Favola’s bill to extendfoster care services and support, includingfoster care maintenance payments, to qualifyingindividuals age 18 to 21 years who wereformerly in the custody of a local board of socialservices passed unanimously in Senate, andtreatment comes effective treatment,involving proper support andresources for those suffering fromaddictions and mental illnesses.Natasha McKenna obviously did notreceive humane or effective treatment,as she was suffering fromsevere mental treatment and waspunished to the point of death forit rather than receiving adequateand proper treatment. Her situationcould have easily been avoided ifthere was better management ofmental illnesses in her jail facility.Perhaps she would not have beenso combative or aggressive if shehad received adequate care. Enclosingpeople in restrictive jail cells isnot an effective response to mentalillnesses, as we have learned in thepast from asylums and other inappropriate“hospitals” for the mentallyill. I hope that our society willsoon realize this so that action willbe taken.Victoria LambRestonTakingException OnStart TimeTo the Editor,Recently our schools have undergonemajor changes in theschedule due to snow, but nextyear it won’t just be snow thatmodifies our schedule.Next year the school schedule atFCPS will change for high schooland middle school students. Theschool board has decided to switchthe start times without giving thestudents an option to keep thesame start time they had.The high schoolers get to sleeplater at the expense of us middleschool students. Although we arethe same “teens” who need moresleep, apparently we don’t countas much as the high school“teens.”.Did anybody think aboutstudent’s sports practices? Nowthat West Springfield High Schoolwill end later, this nearly shuts outthe possibility for there to be crewpractice after school becausesafety rules say students can’t beon the water after sunset.This change was loosely basedon studies in other areas. I thinkthe school board could’ve savedthe $143,000 hiring a consultantto conduct a study about implementinglate start times and spentit on improvements to our decayingmiddle and high schools.A look at recently endedsession of the VirginiaGeneral Assembly.died in the House of Delegates. The moneyspent would have been matched by Federaldollars, and every dollar spent helping formerfoster children become independent, self-supportingadults saves a bundle in other costsdown the line.UGLY: “Ethics reform” put a $100 cap on eachindividual gift from lobbyists to members ofthe Assembly, with no enforcement mechanism,and no changes in campaign finance.Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife wereconvicted of corruption for taking more than$170,000 worth of gifts and favors from StarScientific and related individuals; this was thecatalyst for the so-called reform. It is apparentlyfine, however, that Star Scientific alsogave $108,000 to McDonnell’s campaign.More than 40 other entities gave more, includingDominion ($383,720), Altria($361,556), Smithfield Foods ($267,738),Walmart ($121,250), just as examples.(Source: vpap.org). No good comes from havingour legislative body awash in this kind ofcash. You can visit the Virginia Public AccessProject at vpap.org and look up who has beengiving how much to the people who representyou. It’s fascinating.Aidan DonahueSpringfield— Mary Kimmmkimm@connectionnewspapers.comBravery to ActTo the Editor:I am a resident of Vienna,though away at college, and I sawthe article that was posted referringto the young lady from Viennawho helped pass a piece of legislationin the House regarding restaurantstraining their employeesabout food allergies (“HousePasses Keam’s Bill on Food Allergies,”Vienna/Oakton Connection,February 25-March 3, 2015). Ithink that it is extremely importantthat all food vendors areaware of food allergies; there aremany people who are gluten intolerant,allergic to peanut butter,etc. It is no longer an individualproblem and the fact that thisyoung lady had the bravery towrite to her representative is reallyinspiring. I think that this billwill be extremely effective in therestaurant business because morepeople will be willing to eat atplaces where they can feel safeabout the foods that they consume.I really think it is importantthat she was featured in the paperto inspire others to write to theirrepresentatives about what theyare facing because rarely arepeople alone in their problems.Alex DibbleeViennawww.ConnectionNewspapers.comAn independent, locally owned weeklynewspaper deliveredto homes and businesses.Published byLocal Media Connection LLC1606 King StreetAlexandria, Virginia 22314Free digital edition delivered toyour email box. 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NewsPhotos ContributedMembers of Girls Scout Troop 3651 greeted an arriving Honor Flight atDulles International Airport when they were Brownies in 2012. They areorganizing a showing on “Honor Flight” on March 16 in Herndon tobring more veterans to Washington.Screening Honor FlightsFilm screeningMarch 16 to helpWWII veterans travelto their monument.By Ken MooreThe ConnectionHonor Flight ScreeningGirl Scout Troop 3651 is sponsoring a specialscreening of the movie “Honor Flight” on March16 at 5:30 p.m. at AMC Worldgate 9 theaters inHerndon. “Honor Flight” tells the story of anationwide effort to fly World War II veterans toWashington, D.C. to visit the monuments built intheir honor. For many veterans, this opportunityis the trip of a lifetime. This is a one-timeshowing, and tickets are $12.50, online inadvance only. To buy tickets go to: https://www.tugg.com/events/11973.The Honor Flight Network transportsaging veterans to visitmemorials built in WashingtonD.C. in their honor. CarolineHealy and 11 of her peers in Girl ScoutTroop 3651 based in Great Falls are hostinga screening of “Honor Flight” at AMCWorldgate 9 Theaters in Herndon on March16 at 5:30 p.m.“It’s a pretty important movie, it’s veryspecial,” said Caroline, 11, whose greatgrandfather served in World War II. “It’svery important that the veterans who servedin World War II will be remembered.”“Honor Flight” follows a midwestern communityracing against the clock to fly WorldWar II veterans to Washington, said KarenJoostema, co-leader of the group. Ticketsare being sold online in advance only athttps://www.tugg.com/events/11973The movie will be followed by a short discussionwith veterans.THE 12 GIRLS in Caroline’s Girl ScoutTroop, who attend Colvin Run ElementarySchool in Vienna, first worked with theHonor Flight organization two years ago asBrownies. They greeted an Honor Flight ofveterans at Washington Dulles InternationalAirport to see the memorials, according toJoostema, co-leader of the troop.“We got to shake hands and hug them andsing songs to them. We sang ‘America, TheBeautiful,’ ‘You’re a Grand Old Flag,’ and‘God Bless America.’ They seemed veryhappy,” said Kyra Joostema, 11.“They were telling us what it was like,”said Caroline.“To see the girls interact with the veterans,it’s not something to be replicated,” saidCaroline’s mother Amy Healy, co-leader ofthe troop.Karen Joostema said the girls were inspiredand wanted to learn more, so theyarranged for the troop to view the movie.When it was time for the girls to decideon a community project this year, they decidedto try to help more veterans to get toWashington by setting up their own communityviewing.“We want people to have a chance to seeit and understand what happened and tounderstand that people around us did agood thing,” said Caroline.ABOUT 640 VETERANS who served inWorld War II die each day, according toHonor Flight Network.“They are a very service-oriented groupof people, especially for their age. They aregetting more independent,” said Healy ofthe girls. “It’s just neat to be a part of it.The girls are taking more of the lead as theyget older.”The girls have made signs, visited nursinghomes to tell people about the movie,and have brainstormed other ways to getpeople to go.“I just hope we sell the tickets, so Karenand I don’t have to buy them all,” said Healy.Caroline has been in her girl scouts troopfor four years.“We are there to support each other. Weall do things together, not one of us is leftout,” said Caroline.“Our troop has worked so hard, itmakes me happy that we accomplishedthis,” she said.www.ConnectionNewspapers.comVienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 4-10, 2015 ❖ 5


JimmyWellbeingDog as Lifeline to Vienna BoyBy Joan BradyThe ConnectionJack DeLacy was not expected tosee his second birthday. But bythe time he turned 4, it was clearthe DeLacys could start planningfor a future they never expected to have.Diagnosed with mitochondrial disease,Jack has a great many challenges. “Mito”primarily affects children and can cause ahost of complications including loss ofmotor control, muscle weakness and pain,seizures, developmental delays and others,according to the United MitochondrialDisease Foundation.Allison Kaminsky, Shannon DeLacy’schildhood friend, had been volunteeringwith a non-profit that trains service dogsfor children, veterans and young adults.She encouraged the DeLacys to look intoPhotos by JoanBrady PhotographyShannonDeLacy atFlint HillElementaryin Viennawith her 6-year-oldtwins;Skylar(blue) andSydney(pink)getting Jack a dog that might help toimprove his quality of life.Shannon and her husband had alwaysloved dogs. But they weren’t exactly surehow a service dog might benefit their nonverbalson, who, at four, was not yetwalking. And the process of getting andJimmy with Jack, Sydney, Skylar and Riley.Golden Retriever assistance dog connectsJack to schoolmates, community.maintaining a service dog would require a significantcommitment including ongoing training.But with Alison’s encouragement, they decided toapply and were accepted into the paws4people.orgprogram.Jack loves golden retriever, Jimmy. Shannon sayshe is a perfect fit for their family. And as Jack hasgotten older, opportunities to interact with childrenoutside of his special education Intellectual Disabilitiesclass have become more limited.Because of Jimmy though, Shannon says Jack hasa kind of super hero status with the kids at SunriseValley Elementary in Reston. Other studentsapproach Jack to say hello to Jimmy or to ask abouthim if he isn’t in school. Jack shows his delight bysmiling broadly.Jimmy’s impact isn’t limited to the DeLacy family.He volunteers with Shannon at her twin’s Viennaelementary school, Flint Hill. When KarenSparacino, the school’s reading specialist, firstannounced that parents could sign their kids up toread to Jimmy, 70 kids were signed up on-the-spot.Sparacino says that reading to Jimmy is aboutgiving early readers confidence. Jimmy listenswithout judgment. Jimmy doesn’t correct. Thattakes some of the stress off the young readers.And the kids know Jimmy is listening because heBathroom Remodel Special $6,850Celebrating 15 Years in Business!Free Estimates703-999-2928responds when they read words he understands,like “Treat” and “Drop it.”Shannon remembers one little girl who arrived tothe library with her book in hand. “I don’t read verywell. Jimmy may not like this book,” she said, asshe arranged herself on the floor next to him. Shebegan reading slowly and carefully. But by the endof the book she was reading with fluidity andinflection.And reading to a dog doesn’t end with Jimmy.Some of the kids have reported reading to theirown dogs at home. At the end of the day, the morekids read, the better, says Sporacino.Jimmy is a trained assistance dog who definitelyworks. But he also loves to play with Jack and histhree sisters; Riley, Sydney and Skylar.Joan Brady is a professional photographer; mentorand advocate for current and former foster children;a volunteer with paws4People, Fairfax Families4Kids,and others; and a resident of Great Falls. 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CalendarSend announcements to north@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline isFriday for the following week’s paper.Photos/artwork encouraged.THURSDAY/MARCH 5Les Ballets Trockadero de MonteCarlo. The Alden, 1234 InglesideAve., McLean. $50/$40 MCC taxdistrict residents.www.mcleancenter.org.THROUGH WEDNESDAY/MARCH 11Ice Skating at Tysons CornerCenter. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. -9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.TysonsCorner Outdoor Center, 1961 ChainBridge Road, Tysons. Adults,$10;Child/Senior/Military, $9; SkateRental, $6; Group of 10+, $12 andincludes skates.FRIDAY/MARCH 6Antigone Rising. 8 p.m. Jammin’Java, 227 Maple Avenue E, Vienna.The girls will be bringing theirtrademark sound - a fusion ofcountry, pop, rock and folk. Tickets:$15-$18.Altan. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1551 TrapRoad, Vienna. One of Ireland’s mostrespected traditional Celtic musicacts blends lively strings and etherealvocals to transport listeners to theheart of the Emerald Isle.Tickets: $25.Playdate Cafe. 10 a.m. Great FallsLibrary, 9830 Georgetown Pike,Great Falls. Toys and Playspace forchildren. Coffee and conversation forgrown-ups.Drop-In Chess. 3:30 p.m. Great FallsLibrary, 9830 Georgetown Pike,“EXQUISITE THAI CUISINE”✭✭✭ Conde Nast Traveler“50 Best” Washington Post“.. Would be equally hip in Paris, Bangkok or Soho.”The New York Times March, 1998www.busara.comPhoto by Kenneth M. WynerJoin Us ForLunch & DinnerOpen Daily: Mon – Sun11964 Market Street (Reston Towncenter) Reston • 703-435-41888142 Watson St. (Tysons) McLean • 703-356-2288FREE Delivery AvailablePlease call for details for each location.Catch Antigone Rising playing on March 6 at Jammin’Java. The girls will be bringing their trademark sound - afusion of country, pop, rock and folk.Great Falls. Drop-in and play Chess.All skill levels and ages welcome.SATURDAY/MARCH 7Great Falls Grange ReopeningCeremony. 10 a.m. 9818Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. JohnFoust, Dranesville District Supervisor,and the Fairfax County ParkAuthority hold the Re-OpeningCeremony of the Great Falls Grange.The ceremony will be held during theGreat Falls Farmers Market.Pancake Breakfast. Vienna VolunteerFire Department, 400 Center StreetSouth, Vienna. 8 a.m. - Noon. All youcan eat pancakes, sausage, bacon,juice and coffee. Adults $8, Seniors65+ $7, Children under 12 $6,Children under 4 free. There will alsobe tours of the fire equipmentavailable. All proceeds go to theVienna Volunteer Fire Department toassist in purchasing life saving fireequipment. Come have a deliciousbreakfast, spend time with themembers of the VVFD and thecommunity. For more informationcontact: Joanie@vvfd.org.Salon Simone and Med SpaCultura. 6-10 p.m. Tysons CornerMall, 1961 Chain Bridge Road,McLean. Come by and bring a friendor two for a sip, a bite and mingle atTyson’s Corner Center’s newest salonand spa.SUNDAY/MARCH 8Keaton Simons. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’Java, 227 Maple Avenue E, Vienna.Keaton Simons’ music has been heardin dozens of feature films andtelevision shows. He has also workedas a writer, musical director, singer,bassist and guitarist with notable actslike Gnarls Barkley, Black Eyed Peas,Snoop Dogg, and Tre Hardson of ThePharcyde. His guitar playing is highlyVisit These Houses of WorshipTo Highlight Your Faith Community,call Karen at 703-917-6468Welcoming, Diverse, ProgressiveST. ANNE’SEPISCOPALCHURCH • Reston8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II5:00 p.m. Come Just as You Are Contemporary ServiceNursery care provided at 10:00 a.m. serviceThe Rev. James Papile, RectorThe Rev. Laura Cochran, Assoc. Rector703-437-6530www.stannes-reston.org1700 Wainwright Dr., RestonFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF VIENNA450 ORCHARD STREET, NWVIENNA, VA 22180703-938-8525fbcvoffice@verizon.netwww.fbcv.orgSUNDAY WORSHIP, 7:45 AM & 11:00 AMCHURCH SCHOOL 9:30AM-10:30AMMIDWEEK SERVICES, WED. 7:00 PMThe Vienna Arts Society invites the public to discover howPotomac artist Jack Harding creates subtle texturaleffects with watercolors on distressed rice paper onMarch 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Vienna Art Center, 115Pleasant St. NW, Vienna.sought-after, so much so that friendsand peers like Ben Harper and JoshKelley have asked him to join themon tour and on live TV.MONDAY/MARCH 9Tiny Tots. 10:30 a.m. Dolley MadisonLibrary, 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue,McLean. Join for an excitingstorytime featuring stories, rhymesand songs. Ages 13 - 23 months withadult.WEDNESDAY/MARCH 11Buckwheat Zydeco. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap,1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Join a“Swamp-boogie joy ride” (People) asthis Grammy-winning zydeco bandserves up their vibrant brand ofCreole music. Tickets: $28.Great Falls Historical SocietyMarch Program. 6 p.m.Celebration of the Grange,refreshments; local memories of theGreat Falls Grange, film.Toddling Twos and Threes. 10:30a.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean. Join foran early literacy enhanced story timefeaturing stories, rhymes and songs.Age 2-3 with adult.THURSDAY/MARCH 12-SUNDAY/MARCH 22Youth Art Exhibition I. MPA, 1234Ingleside Avenue, McLean. Openingreception March 14 from 11 a.m. - 1p.m.THURSDAY/MARCH 12Artist’s Demonstration. 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Vienna Art Center, 115Pleasant St. NW, Vienna. The ViennaArts Society invites the public todiscover how Potomac artist JackHarding creates subtle texturaleffects with watercolors on distressedrice paper. Free. 703-319-3971.Fit2Finish. 7:30 p.m. Oakton Library,10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton.Meet Dr. Wendy LeBolt, author of“Fit2Finish: Keeping Your SoccerPlayers in the Game”. Help yourathletes play their best, preventinjury and have fun. Adults.FRIDAY/MARCH 13Weather or Not. Vienna Art Center,115 Pleasant St., NW, Vienna.Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4p.m. March 3 – April 4.Members ofthe Vienna Arts Society bring MotherNature. Meet the artists, to includeNational Gallery of Art copyist DickNeff and featured artist GingerSanaie, at a reception Friday, March13, 7 – 9 p.m. Free and open to thepublic.CTK Lenten Fish Fry. 6:30 p.m.Fellowship Hall, Christ the KingLutheran Church, 10550 GeorgetownPike, Great Falls. Join us for fish,fries, slaw, cornbread, mac andcheese, ice cream sundaes, browniesand more. Games and activities, too.703-615-8660.SATURDAY-SUNDAY/MARCH 14, 15, 21 AND 22“Totally RED!” 3 p.m. McLeanCommunity Center, 1234 InglesideAve., McLean. An Alden Production.Meet Red (who is nobody’s fool) andthe wolf (who tries to be cool). Thestory is told in classic storybooktheatre style and the show will beperformed by MCC tax district youth.$12/$10 MCC tax district residents.www.mcleancenter.org.See Calendar, Page 98 ❖ Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 4-10, 2015 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com


CalendarFrom Page 8SATURDAY/MARCH 14Model Railroad Open House. 1-5p.m. 231 Dominion Road NE, Vienna.See and hear model trolleys andsteam and diesel trains plus Thomasand some of his friends in theHistoric Vienna Train Station alongthe W&OD trail just past theCaboose. The layout reflects themountainous terrain and towns ofWestern North Carolina with awardwinning structures. For moreinformation visit www.nvmr.org.Cars & Coffee. 7-9 a.m. 760 WalkerRoad, Great Falls. Early on Saturdaymornings you’ll find an amazinggathering of cool cars at Katie’sCoffee House. Antique, custom,hotrods, exotic, sports cars, they’reall here.SUNDAY/MARCH 15Brendan Conway, Violin andFlorian Noack, Piano. 4 p.m.Saint Francis Episcopal Church, 9220Georgetown Pike, Great Falls.Amadeus Concerts welcomes Conwayand Noack for a recital titled “TheFisherman and his Soul,” featuringmusic by Faure, Schumann,Szymanowski and others. A preconcertlecture by Music Director A.Scott Wood will begin 45 minutesprior to the start of the concert. Areception will follow the concert.$30, 17 and under free. Purchase atthe door or online at http://www.amadeusconcerts.com.TUESDAY/MARCH 17Ukulele Phil & the Hula Kids. 10:30a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Singand dance with Ukulele Phil & theHula Kids.THURSDAY/MARCH 19Artists Meet for Coffee. 8:30 - 10a.m. Katie’s Coffeehouse, 760 WalkerRoad, Great Falls. Local artists gatherto get to discuss art while enjoyingsome morning coffee.FRIDAY/MARCH 20Enter the Haggis. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap,1551 Trap Road, Vienna.Experimental roots-rock stalwartspush the boundaries of Celtic musicwith vigorous performances andinventive albums. Tickets: $28.St. Paddy’s Day Party. 7-9 p.m. TheOld Firehouse Teen Center, 1440Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Thesepopular 5th and 6th grader partiesinclude music, dancing, games,snacks, videos and more. $35/$25MCC tax district residents. Advanceregistration is required. Call 703-448-8336.SATURDAY/MARCH 21New Artist Reception. 1-4 p.m. 212Dominion Rd NE, Vienna. New ArtistReception for Thomas Xenakis.TUESDAY/MARCH 24Annual Children’s PrintmakingWorkshop. 4-5 p.m. Patrick HenryLibrary, 101 Maple Avenue E,Vienna. The Vienna Arts Societyinvites children ages 7 - 12 to createprints using fish, vegetables, andmore at a workshop. To register, callthe Children’s Librarian at 703-938-0405.Berlin Then, Berlin Now. 7:30 p.m.Oakton Library, 10304 LynnhavenPlace, Oakton. Bill Rapper, author of“Tears of Innocence” and “BerlinBreakdown” discusses the attractionBerlin continues to hold 70 yearsafter the fall of the Nazis. Adults.www.ConnectionNewspapers.comTrocks-LaTrovatiara.Tutus, Tights and Testosterone —The Trocks Return to The AldenBack by popular demand afterthree seasons, the dynamicand delightful ballet dancers indrag, Les Ballets Trockadero deMonte Carlo, return to TheAlden in McLean. The troupewill perform one night only onThursday, Mar. 5, at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $50, $40 for McLeantax district residents. The Aldenis located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue,inside the McLean CommunityCenter.Les Ballets Trockadero deMonte Carlo is celebrating its40th anniversary season. It wasfounded in 1974 by a group ofballet enthusiasts for the purposeof presenting a playful,entertaining view of traditional,classical ballet in parody formPet Friendly EventsPhoto contributedand en travesty. “The Trocks,” asthey are affectionately known,quickly garnered a major criticalessay by Arlene Croce in TheNew Yorker, and combined withreviews in The New York Timesand The Village Voice, establishedthe company as an artisticand popular success.The Trocks’ inspired blend ofa loving knowledge of dance,their comic approach and theastounding fact that men can,indeed, dance en pointe withoutfalling flat on their faces,has been embraced and notedaround the world.Tickets are on sale now. For moreinformation or to purchase ticketsonline, visit:www.aldentheatre.orgor call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.SATURDAY/MARCH 7Fun Dog Show. 11 a.m. Market Square, 301 King Street, Alexandria. Register yourdogs to win the contests ranging from Best Tail Wag to Best Irish Costume. Theshow starts at 11:15 a.m., and afterwards all dogs are welcome to walk in theannual Old Town Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Register and learn more athttp://www.ballyshaners.org/parade/ParadeInfo_dogshow.htm.FRIDAY-SUNDAY/MARCH 27-29Super Pet Expo & Doggie Kissing Contest. Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly. TheSuper Pet Expo is the largest, most amazing event for animal lovers in the DCMetro. Learn, shop and be entertained with hundreds of vendors and funactivities. Buy tickets at http://www.superpetexpo.com/tickets and use codeNOVADOG to save $3. Before the expo on Saturday morning, join hundreds ofother dogs and the people who love them to attempt to set a doggie-kissingrecord.Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 4-10, 2015 ❖ 9


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Not a shock, mind you,because once yours truly was characterizedas “terminal,” back in late February2009, all subsequent bets came off thetable, almost literally; and expectations,such as they were explained to TeamLourie, likewise nearly ended up on thefloor, figuratively speaking, meaning theywere pretty low at that point. And eversince, my life has been about managingexpectations and reacting to scan resultsand lab work and trying to live forward.This recurring assessment has dominatedmy life over these past six years.So receiving results last week was, inand of itself, nothing new. Heck, I’vereceived bad results before; I’ve evenbeen hospitalized because of them.Obviously, I was not hospitalized thistime. Nor will there be any changes tomy treatment protocol, although we areadvancing by one month my next CTScan, as a precaution/prudent course ofreaction to the mass which seems to beforming in my left lung. At this juncturehowever, premature as it may or maynot be, nothing really has changed. Lifegoes on.Nevertheless, I can’t help thinkingthat change has indeed occurred.Unfortunately, the process by which onefinds out about such change: scans, sortof happens in arrears. That’s not to saythat now is definitely too late, but neitheris it too early. It’s more that this kindof timeline makes for worrisome daysand sleepless nights. All of which, if youbelieve the anecdotal evidence, arecounter-productive to surviving cancer.It serves no purpose, other than as anentirely reasonable and predictableresponse to an incredibly difficult set ofcircumstances, to focus on such a negative.Moreover, attempting to controlsomething likely beyond one’s controlsimilarly stretches one’s emotionalstrings. Finding a balance between whatis and what isn’t quite yet, or what mightbecome of what hasn’t been confirmed,is a constant struggle.Do I care and/or worry now and beatthe rush, or do I do neither, and care/worry later? If this growth isn’t quitesomething, do I presume its nothing? Ordo I presume it’s something even thoughit may still be nothing? Do I go around incircles or do I attempt to live long andprosper and damn any torpedoes thatinterfere with my life?Such is life as a “terminal” cancerpatient (mine anyway); upside down andall around, and never the twain shallmeet, “except on the twack,” as myfather always joked. And though I amregularly supported – and encouraged, byfriends, family and many of you returningreaders, this surviving-cancer business ismost often a solitary endeavor. Livingwith my own thoughts, internally, thiscancer-afflicted life, regardless of what Ihear, see or read externally, is my responsibilityand somehow I must navigate thelandscape; a landscape I knew very littleabout previously and one fraught withdanger, both mentally and physically.Kenny Lourie is an Advertising Representative forThe Potomac Almanac & The Connection Newspapers.www.ConnectionNewspapers.comVienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 4-10, 2015 ❖ 11


SportsPhoto by Craig Sterbutzel/The ConnectionMaddie Royle, seen earlier this season, and the Oakton girls’ basketballteam won their first two games of the 6A North region tournament.Oakton Girls Beat LB, BattlefieldThe Oakton girls’ basketball team advancedto the 6A North region tournamentfinal four with victories over Lake Braddock(64-35, Feb. 27) and Battlefield (67-56, Feb.28).The victories improved the Cougars’record to 25-1 and extended their winstreak to 24.Oakton’s region semifinal match-up withWest Springfield was scheduled for Tuesdayat Robinson, after The Connection’sdeadline. The winner earns a trip to theregion final and a berth in the state tournament.The region championship game is scheduledfor 6 p.m. on Friday, March 6 atRobinson Secondary School.Photo contributedNoVa Ice Dogs Win ChampionshipThe top-seed NoVa Ice Dogs U12-A girls’ ice hockey team defeated theMontgomery (MD) Blue Devils, 4-3, to win the Chesapeake Bay HockeyLeague U12 girls’ championship on Feb. 22 in Frederick, Md. The IceDogs, coached by Mike Donovan of Falls Church, are composed of 19 11-year-olds from around Northern Virginia. The roster includes: KatherineDonovan, Sarah Ettinger, Kaia Jefferson, Jillian Kendrick, and BryanaNace of Falls Church City; Kelly DeMatties and Mira Majure of FallsChurch Fairfax County; Alexandra Friedman and Ana Evans of Alexandria;Rachel Clarke and Emily Rotter of Arlington; Gwenyth Hollowayand Braylee Weets of Springfield; Lexi Lewis of Nokesville; ElizabethMueller of Fairfax Station; Caley Duchak of Vienna; Mia Boris and MacieMcGraw of Washington, D.C; and Sara ten Broecke of Columbia, Md.Tryouts for next year’s girls teams will be held April 30-May 7 in Alexandria.Please contact Peter Townsend at peterwtownsend@comcast.net formore information.Photo by Craig Sterbutzel/The ConnectionLangley junior Paige Galiani tries to split a pair of West Springfielddefenders during the 6A North region quarterfinals on Feb. 28.Langley Girls’ Basketball Team Wins 21Games, Reaches Region QuarterfinalsThe Langley girls’ basketball teamexceeded expectations during the2014-15 season, winning 21 games,including a regional tournamentcontest against Osbourn Park.But that hardly dulled the pain ofSaturday night’s season-ending loss toHerndon Boys’Basketball ReachesRegion QuartersThe Herndon boys’ basketball team suffereda season-ending loss to Battlefield inthe 6A North region quarterfinals, 75-52,on Feb. 28.One day earlier, the Hornets beat LakeBraddock, 72-69, in the opening round.Herndon finished the season with a 16-10 record, placing runner-up in the Conference5 tournament.South Lakes Girls,Boys Lose in RegionTournamentThe South Lakes girls’ and boys’ basketballteams lost in the opening round of theirrespective 6A North region tournaments.The girls’ team lost to Battlefield, 52-42,on Feb. 27 at Battlefield High School. TheSeahawks ended their season with a 17-7record.The boys’ team lost to Osbourn, 59-52,on Feb. 27 at Osbourn High School. SouthLakes finished 16-9.Madison Girls Qualifyfor SemifinalsThe Madison girls’ basketball team defeatedOsbourn, 72-50, on Feb. 27 andWestfield, 58-36, on Feb. 28 to reach the6A North region semifinals.The Warhawks’ semifinal contest againstChantilly was scheduled for Tuesday, afterWest Springfield.The Saxons came out on the shortend of a physical contest, losing to theSpartans, 47-37, in the 6A Northregion quarterfinals on Feb. 28 at WestSpringfield High School.Photo by Craig Sterbutzel/The ConnectionMichael Griffin, seen earlier thisseason, and the Herndon boys’basketball team reached the regionquarterfinals before losing toBattlefield.The Connection’s deadline.The winner would earn a trip to the regionchampionship game and a state tournamentberth.The region championship game is scheduledfor 6 p.m. on Friday, March 6 atRobinson Secondary School.Madison entered Tuesday’s game with a22-5 record, including a 32-28 win overLangley in the Conference 6 championshipgame on Feb. 24.12 ❖ Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ March 4-10, 2015 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com

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