Village News, 5/25/22

Dear Village Neighbor / Friend,

We’re a day early this week so you can check to make sure you are listed for the yard sale this coming Saturday and where that very treasure you have wanted is to be found. If you’re not on the list or I listed you incorrectly, get your information to me no later than tomorrow (Thursday, 5/26). The list with attached map goes for printing Friday morning for distribution to participants – who in turn, give to their customers to guide them to the next set of treasures. Look at all the stuff listed below for sale or for free. Y’all come buy or take this free stuff now, hear?

I asked if anyone was opposed to a yard sale sign being placed in your front yard, no one said no. But, if you see one in your yard and want it moved, call me at 703/451-7055.

1. Community Yard Sale & Free for All – 28 May 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 4 June is the rain date, also 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Who was that Rocket Scientist who scheduled the yard sale during Memorial Day weekend? True confession - Twas me! Anyhow, go to WSV Yard Sale List to add your name, address and a general category of items you want to sell or to edit your previous posting. In case we missed your report, here are those addresses currently listed:

  • 6821 Barnack - Medium plastic dog crate, small dog bed, Unused toilet training seat, Brown Simmons Kids Convertible Bed (comes with crib mattress and pad and all accessories to convert to a toddler and full size bed), Gray nursery rocking chair, Purple cushioned footstool plus a variety of free dog leashes and harness in various sizes
  • 6823 Barnack - Toys, clothes, books, bean bag chair, various household stuff
  • 6710 Barnack – lots of free stuff:  Ta  ll Bookshelf, Leather arm chair, Puzzles and games, Golf clubs, Light up “Schroeder playing piano” Christmas yard decoration, A few, framed wall art pieces, several “wings of Texaco” die cast airplanes, Random interior door with glass panes, Knick Knacks Wood outdoor table with four chairs. Plus, LEMONADE Stand
  • 6811 Bluefield Court - costume jewelry, women’s clothing, some children’s stuff, and household stuff.
  • 6911 Brisbane Street - wide variety of household items from furniture to picture frames. 
  • 8126 Edmonton Court – misc Household goods, plus many items free!
  • 8131 Edmonton Court – Lots of Free Stuff, some hers, some his and a lot of theirs.
  • 6608 Kensal - 22 years of accumulated treasures!  Older cameras (Sony Coolpix, Canon), tripod, lots of kitchen items, cookbooks, holiday decorations, clothing, shoes, purses, dishes, antique dishes and more! (North on Harland across from RVES past Greenview to right on Kensal)
  • 6810 Landor Lane - Boys Mongoose Brawler 20-inch BMX bike (no training wheels). Kids games/play sets: Catan Junior, Chrono Bomb, My First Backyard Explorer Kit, Original Perplexus puzzle ball. Lego Nexo Knights, Lego compatible laser pegs, Lego Duplex (Disney Ariel). Disney Princess fold-open castle (plastic) with two carriages and many play figures, accessories. Doll (not American Doll, but same size), Doll Furniture:  two beds (can stack into bunk beds), table, two chairs, wardrobe and Doll clothes. Plus, lots of free stuff: Disney Princess dresses, Girls Halloween costumes and more
  • 6904 Ontario Street (see also next article) - Womens purses, books, Power Watcher, Battery charger, Quilts, blankets, knitted afghan(s), Dog Toys, Household items, etc. Proceeds will be used to support the VFW Post 7327 and the Auxiliary in Springfield. Hotdogs and drinks also sold on site to further support the local VFW post. Stop by to buy, have a hotdog and/or to make a donation.
  • 6703 Ontario - Knickknacks.  (A few collectibles, all decorative!)  
  • 8006 Springfield Village Drive - Kids toys, various home items, clothing, shoes, push gas lawnmower (runs), glass top coffee table, miscellaneous items. Plus, a gas-powered generator free (needs some work)
  • 7004 Vancouver – We’re moving, 30 years of treasures for sale including: clothes, baking pans and dishes, piano music, knickknacks, lots of kitchen items, Christmas items, vases, etc.  Lots and lots of free items
  • 6919 Vancouver - Assorted kitchenware & gadgets, Small flower pots, Instapot, Wall art. Lots of Free Stuff: Books, Set of 2 outdoor wicker & wood chairs with cushions, Fixer-upper wooden dollhouse with original plan book

Thanks again to Lindsay Latham and Lauren Fasceski for volunteering to manage this event.

2. For Sale – Ittylene Neal (6904 Ontario Street) is selling this roll top desk for another village neighbor. It’s a bit much to put out for the yard sale, but that neighbor is asking $150 OBO (or best offer). The dimensions are 53 & ½” wide X 20” deep X 44 & 1/2” high. Interested? Contact Ittylene at 703/475-1386. Ittylene will also participate in our community yard sale at her home on 28 May.

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3. Minutes from the 12 May Membership Meeting - were approved by those who attended the meeting and are now posted to our website for all to review at your leisure.

4. RVES Food Truck Fridays - Stop by Rolling Valley Elementary School from 6 -8:00 PM this Friday 5/27 and enjoy an easy meal from a Taco One, a local food truck serving handcrafted street tacos. Bring chairs and hang out on the lawn or grab your food to go.

5. Calendar:

  • 28 May                      Community Wide Yard Sale / Free for All
  • 30 May                      Memorial Day (Federal Holiday)
  • 4 June                        Rain Date – Community Yard Sale / Free for All
  • 10 June                     Last Day of School (Early Release)
  • 19 June                     Father’s Day (just saying..)
  • 19 June                     Juneteenth
  • 23 July                       Secure Document Shredding at Rolling Valley Kiss & Ride

6. Original Owner in Need – Received word from Andrea Rubio & Mickie Sullivan (SVD) that their legacy (original owner) neighbor is gravely ill and terminal. They believe he would be thankful for your good wishes in the form of a card or short note. George Gornak (8109 SVD) has been a wonderful neighbor and friend for over 34 years. He has always been willing to help any neighbor who needed it and he may now need our help.

7. Joyous Family News

  • Wedding Anniversary - Gerald and Mary Eskelund are celebrating their 66th Anniversary.
  • Happy Birthday – Bobby Cooley (my brother!)
  • Quoc-Huan Vuong, our mail carrier for the west side of the village.

8. Cut & Paste - Everything I needed to learn to prepare these weekly e-newsletters, I learned in 2nd Grade – Thanks to Mrs. Wright I can cut and paste with the best of them! No credit due for original thought on most of the stuff included in the enews. Most of the material was cut and pasted from what comes to my inbox from subscriptions I maintain with our District Supervisor, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, county departments and from local online news services. Sometimes I do an internet search trying to make sure what goes out at least has footing in fact. Ha! The personal part comes from each of us whether as a complaint or complement. I would be flattered if you had thought me to be that capable, but it ain’t warranted.

Stay dry and a good time to ask all to check those storm water drain intakes, especially those on your property. When and if we flood, it has been due to debris blocking certain SWD intakes.

John Cooley



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