Village News, 10/22/21

Dear Neighbor / Friend,

Yesterday, I left out a couple enews items, so I am willing to suffer your wrath for stuffing your inbox to fix my mistake. Good news is the amount of input from the village and thanks to all who did submit articles or announcements.

1. Crime Solvers Community Shred Event: at 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria 22306. Don't risk your personal papers, records or documents falling into the wrong hands! Bring them to the Mount Vernon Government Center on Saturday, 23 October from 8:30 AM - 12:00 noon. You may bring items in bags or boxes and since this is a fundraising event for the Fairfax County Crime Solvers, a $5.00 donation is requested for each bag or box. Paper folders and staples are not a problem, but no CD's, heavy clips or plastic items. Everything will be professionally shredded while you watch and later recycled into insulation.

2. 2021 Directory Advertisers – We all need a contractor or a business for those tasks that are beyond our time and talent to accomplish. Look to the businesses who placed ads in our community directory and if you contact one of them, please let them know you saw their ad there. If you are looking for estimates, consider getting one from one of the advertisers in our directory.

Their ads make the hard-copy directory possible. We can’t nor will we recommend them just because they advertised, but most are often recommended if or when I’m asked. For those who can’t find their directory here’s a summary of their ads:

  • The Royster Hearth Group, Tim Royster, Realtor and West Springfield Resident. 571/275-0871,,
  • D2D Computer Services, Bob Havey, Upgrades, Repairs, Troubleshooting, Virus/Spyware Cleanup, Software Installation, Networking plus Website Development & Maintenance. 703/569-8195,
  • Mr. Gutter, Owner Richard Sumner, Cleaning, Screening, Repairing and Roof Repairs, 703/323-4671.
  • HB Home Services, Harry & Barbara Hink, Home Improvements Inside and Out (Roofing, Siding, Windows, Kitchens, Basement, Additions, Decks and Bathrooms). Complementary Estimates, 703/764-0498,
  • HRM Automotive, Tim O’Connell, ASE Certified Honest, Reliable Mechanics, 703/866-0602,, 8086C Alban Road.
  • Donna’s Nails, Professional Nail Care for Men & Ladies, 6442 Landsdowne Circle (Corner of Telegraph Road and Beulah Street), 703/339-9510.
  • Breathe, Body & Mind – Your Place to Take Care of You, Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Core Conditioning, Strength Training, Personal Training, 703/829-0167,,
  • Rice & Spice, Authentic Thai Lunch and Dinner, Two Alexandria Locations (703/750-1084 at 6466 Landsdowne Drive and 703/339-9775 at 6244 Little River Turnpike), Supporting Local Schools and Our Community.
  • West Springfield Car Care, Foreign and Domestic Repairs plus VA State Emissions and Inspections, All Major Brand Tires, 8400 Old Keene Mill Road, 703/912-2900.
  • Village West Pool, Kick Back, Relax with Neighbors & Friends for Fun in the Sun, 7008 Elkton Drive, Email Home of the Village West Vikings Swim Team (
  • Rotary, Join the Rotarians who are “People of Action” Committed to Creating Positive Change in the World. Contact Jim Kirkpatrick at 703/866-7078 for more information.
  • Comfort One, Heating and Air Conditioning, 1-800/472-2408. Mention Code WS152 for 15% Off. Plus $1,200.00 Off any New Heating & Cooling System (call for details).
  • Marcel’s Home Building & Improvement, Custom House & Remodeling, Additions, Concrete & Stone Work, Decks, Garages, etc. 571/233-4290,
  • Windows Plus, LLC, Windows, Doors, Siding, Roofs, Superior in Performance, Honest in Pricing, 703/256-0600,
  • Home Cleaners4You, Come Home to a Clean Home, Call 703/256-1288 for a Free Phone Estimate. $20.00 Off Move IN/Out & One Time Cleanings.
  • Davis Roofing, Residential Roofing Specialists (New, ReRoofing, Repairs), Seamless Gutters and DownSpouts (All Colors), 703/569-3388,      
  • Printing Ideas, Printing, Signage, Banners, Window Displays, Graphic Design and much more, or 703/591-1708. These are the folks who print our directories!

3. For Sale - Six dining room chairs from Crate & Barrel. Excellent condition. Black wood frame and wicker seat. A somewhat similar chair sells for $349.00 currently at Crate & Barrel: Selling all six chairs for $450.00. If interested, please contact Cindy Stark at

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Hope all enjoy this beautiful weather. Stay safe and healthy!

John Cooley, CAWSV

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