Village News, 7/14/22

Dear Village Neighbor / Friend,

Please look at that our normal salutation above to see that these enews reports are written to all of us, but with no one individual in mind.  Too often, someone takes offense assuming we are calling them out. We aren’t, but if that shoe fits Cindy – wear it!

1. New Neighbors – I or one from the CAWSV leadership team will deliver the welcome letter and a copy of our current village directory to your new neighbors. Your involvement can be limited to simply reporting their arrival.

2. Full Time Job Opportunity - for an Accounts Receivable/Payable Specialist with a nationally recognized construction law firm in Tysons.  Receivable duties include daily posting of client receipts, preparation of deposit for bank and reporting to partners.  Payables duties include reviewing submissions via workflow for client costs and employee reimbursements.  Preparation of weekly check run and reconciliation of vendor statements.  Processing of rush checks as needed.  Some data entry required.  Duties will also include running conflict checks as needed for distribution to attorneys and opening new client/matters. Congenial, relaxed office setting.   Hybrid schedule is available, two days remote or hybrid hours by day but physical presence is required for certain tasks.  Must be flexible for coverage during vacations, etc.  Basic Excel skills a plus.  Excellent benefit package. Please send resume and salary requirements to (note three T’s!).

3. Document Shredding – 23 July, 7 – 11:00 AM at the Rolling Valley Kiss & Ride, 9220 Old Keene Mill Road (those in line at 11:00 will be serviced unless the trucks are already full). Residents only, no businesses to include no home-based businesses.

If you bring documents in plastic bags, please do not tie them. All boxes, plastic/paper bags, or other containers will be returned to you after emptying.

Please stay in your vehicle and do not try to stick around to watch shredding. All documents will be shredded on-site.

Event Procedures:

  • Documents from businesses are not accepted.
  • Residents can bring up to four (4) medium sized boxes.
  • Shredding events start at 7:00 AM; all cars must be in line by 11:00 AM, no exceptions.
  • Residents must wear masks when engaging with event staff.
  • Remain in your vehicle, open trunk or car door from within the vehicle to allow staff access to your documents.
  • Event staff will remove boxes from cars and trucks and empty paper into rolling carts. Boxes, bags, or bins will be returned to residents.
  • Once the carts are full, they are taken to the shredding truck and emptied into the truck for shredding.
  • All documents are cross-cut shred on-site, by a private contractor, on the day of the event.
  • All shredded paper is delivered to a local recycling facility for processing.
  • Written certification of shredding will not be provided.


  • Business documents, binders of any kind (3-ring, plastic, spiral, metal), plastic document covers, hanging file folders with metal support bars, Metal binder clips
  • Wet, damp, or moldy paper
  • Electronic media including computer disks, diskettes, or CDs
  • Books, either hardback or paperback
  • Credit cards
  • Magazines, catalogs, and newspapers
  • Film or photographs

This event is only for residents to destroy sensitive material they have from their home. For additional information, please contact us at 703/324-5230.

4. Our Civic Association Website (West Springfield Village) – Hey YO! Check it Out! And then please do provide constructive input to our WebMaster, Bob Havey (

5. Free - a complete set of 1978-ish encyclopedias?  Granted we all can google search whatever, but nothing is better than flipping through encyclopedias to find and visit (in your mind) many interesting places and things such as volcanoes, beaches, palm tree's etc. Interested? Contact Michelle

It goes against human nature to throw out encyclopedias (and National Geographic magazines).

6. Purple Iris Bulbs - Larkin & Jason Gibas (571/481-8605) want to share over 150 very healthy purple iris bulbs. The bulbs are on their 8006 Springfield Village Drive (SVD) curb. They will accept donations but mostly want to spread the purple iris wealth with their neighborhood. Picture of bloom (lighter purple) and bulbs below. Larkin says they will have more on the curb for this weekend.

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7. Babysitter Wanted - Jonathan Janik and Roberta Pinheiro (Loudoun Lane) are looking for a weekend/weeknight mother’s helper/babysitter for their rising first grader for the upcoming school year during the 4 - 7:00 PM window (negotiable). Perfect for high school/college student. If interested, please call/text us at 617/852-7506 (Roberta) or 617/515-6311 (Jonathan).

8. Calendar:

  • 20 July, 5 – 7:00 PM – Springfield Fun Family Nights - children’s entertainment (balloons, magic, and science shows and more) at Burke Lake Park
  • 20 July – Free Concert in the Burke Lake Park - The English Channel (Top 60’s/70’s British Hits), follows immediately behind the children’s program
  • 23 July - Secure Document Shredding at Rolling Valley Kiss & Ride (see next article)
  • 27 - Free Concert in the Burke Lake Park - The Skip Castro Band (Party Band)

9. Clear the Sidewalk – Have received a few more complaints about sidewalks being blocked or pedestrian traffic impeded by bush/tree branches and foliage, or toys and tools left on that same area where folks walk. It must be a little-known fact, but that sidewalk, the verge and the curb belong to Virginia – granted, we are expected to mow it, shovel snow from it, keep it free of obstacles and subject to litigation if another is injured due to our neglect. Enough said; right?

10. Joyous Family News:

            Happy Birthdays - 1) Rigel Martin Briggs, my grandson and also 2) Rigel’s momma, my daughter Elizabeth Dianne Cooley Briggs (on the anniversary of the 1st Battle of Bull Run).

            Anniversaries, Promotions, Graduations – NTR (nothing to report)

Hope you also know just how important Liz Greene has been to our village and civic association success. She and her husband Olin Greene have been active in our community for longer than should be expected even from involved neighbors. I am thankful and hope you will join me in bidding them adieu and safe journey into the next phase of their lives.

John Cooley

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