Village News, 6/11/20

Dear West Springfield Neighbor / Friend,

COVID-19 Update:  Fairfax County will enter Phase 2 tomorrow, Friday, 10 June:

  • The maximum number of people allowed in social gatherings will increase from 10 to 50
  • Restaurants: Can serve diners indoors and outdoors at 50% of their lowest allowed occupancy.
  • Exercise Facilities: Gyms, recreation centers, and sports centers may open indoor areas at 30% of their lowest allowed occupancy.
  • Pools: Indoor and outdoor pools may reopen for lap swimming, exercise, diving, and instruction.
  • Entertainment: Outdoor theaters, concert venues, outdoor and drive-in movie theaters, zoos and botanical gardens may reopen at 50% of their lowest capacity or a maximum of 50 people.
  • Personal Care: Beauty salons, barbers, spas, massage centers, tanning salons, and tattoo shops continue to remain limited to 50% of their normal capacity as specified under Phase One. Customers must make appointments to come in, and both customers and employees are required to wear face coverings.

The latest on reopening in Fairfax County can be found here. Guidelines for businesses can be found here and County will soon update their reopening website with the latest guidance.

Virginia Department of Education developed initial guidelines for reopening schools. Learn more here.

Village Real Estate Market Analysis - How's the real estate market doing in our area? Should we consider trying to sell our home now or wait?  We're in a recession now but does it mean a housing crash?  Click on the link to the video to learn more.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) and Home-Based Businesses - County asks for your input about their plans to modify zoning restrictions to include easing restrictions on ADUs and Home-Based Businesses. You can find short informational videos on the zMOD website. Please send questions and submit feedback specifically about accessory dwelling units and home-based businesses to:

Home-based businesses, other than what we now have is another invitation for increased vehicle travel and parking. Home-based businesses we have now are no real issue, but to allow county to decide without review and input from immediate neighbors may be problematic.

Comment now while we still have a chance to influence the outcome.

6th Grade Car Parade – tomorrow, Friday, 12 June starting at 2:00 PM. Rolling Valley Elementary PTA has organized a 6th grade car parade to celebrate their graduation. 6th grade families will line up in their cars beginning at Rolling Valley and drive through the West Springfield Village neighborhood before ending back at the school.  Please come out to cheer and clap for them!

6th Grade Flyer Combined

The parade will start at the School and proceed to Harland to left onto Greenview Lane to right onto Holford to right onto Greeley to left onto Rivington to right onto Greenview to left onto Harland to right onto Barnack to left onto Springfield Village Drive left onto Ontario Street to left onto Landor to right onto Vancouver Road to right onto Barnack Drive to finish back at Rolling Valley ES.

2020 Village Directories – we have extras if you need another copy and / or if you would like to give a copy to a new neighbor who arrived the village after 1 November 2019. Let me know and plan to stop by 8131 Edmonton Court to pick one up from our front porch.

4th of July Flag Pride – from Tim Royster (Smyth, 571/275-0871), Royster Hearth Group in cooperation with our Civic Association of West Springfield Village (CAWSV).

“We are pleased to announce a July 4th community flag project, sponsored by The Royster Hearth Group.  Flags measuring 12" x 18" on a 31.5" wooden staff will be displayed next to your mailboxes between Wednesday, 1 July and Friday, 3 July.  All the flags will be removed on Monday, 6 July for storage until the next holiday”. 

American Flag_Mailbox

“If you do not want a flag placed in your yard, please e-mail Tim with your address at by Monday, 29 June.” 

Volunteers will be needed to help place and remove the flags. If you are interested, please e-mail Tim at  

D2D Computer Services - Dave & Jennifer Treasure (SVD) had a computer issue and summoned Bob Havey (D2D Computer Services) to see if he could fix the problem. Mr. Havey handled it easily and professionally. He kept us apprised of the situation at every step and the options we had. And, he gave a lot of advice. Dave says that “he certainly knows his stuff” and that they would definitely use him again. They recommend Bob Havey and the D2D Computer Services to others. Call Bob Havey at 703/569-8195 or email at

Short Term Home Rental – Long shot here, but Sandy Ivy has a close relative who is looking for a short term home rental, ideally one that is furnished. This may be an unusual request, but worth the time to try. If you have any ideas or suggestions please contact Sandy at

House Cleaning / Lidia Elizabeth (AKA “Betty”) – has cleaned my home and several other village homes for many years working with Amada Recinos who is attempting to ease into retirement. Betty has proven herself trustworthy, thorough and very efficient. She and her assistant Rosio will clean your home before or after special events/parties, weekly, twice per month or monthly. She is very loyal. Without reservation, I highly recommend Lidia (Betty). She can be reached at 571/241-7133 or

Stay safe and stay healthy!

John Cooley. CAWSV


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