WellbeingPage 25Mount Vernon’s Hometown Newspaper A Connection NewspaperMay 3, 2012The family of Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith (retired) are joined by county and elected officials after the unveiling at Grist Mill Park.Renaming Field Honors Lt. Col. Gary F. Smithriends and family gathered Saturday, April 28 at Field #5 at GristMill Park for the renaming of thefield in honor of Lt. Colonel GaryF. Smith (ret.), a longtime soccer coach whodied at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2011.Smith began coaching soccer in 1980swhen his girls expressed interest in theFgame. He bought a book on coaching thegame and for over 12 seasons was out onthe field.While in active service in Vietnam, Smithwas awarded a Soldier’s Medal for heroism: “A helicopter that he was riding incrashed and caught fire. He went back tothe wreck, despite the intense heat anddanger of explosion, he rescued a soldiertrapped inside.”Smith was a civilian employee of theArmy attending a meeting when AmericanAirlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon.A fundraising effort is underway to makethe soccer field a state-of-the-art syntheticturf field. The field will offer more playingtime, a better surface and less maintenancethan a regular turf field. Roberta Longworthof the Fairfax County Park Foundation isheading up the fundraising efforts for thenew turf field. For more information or call703-324-8582.— Louise KrafftPhotos by Louise Krafft/The GazetteMount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hylandintroduced Director of the Fairfax County ParkAuthority John W. Dargle Jr. to Ann Smithbefore the ceremony on Saturday afternoon.By Michael Lee PopeThe Gazettes Richmond Highway improving? A new survey of 900 consumers shows that the vastmajority of respondents thinks so,and by a two-to-one margin. Others say progress along the Route 1corridor lags far behind other partsof Northern Virginia.“People are definitely very interested in this,” said David Ben,marketing and r for the Southeast FairfaxDevelopment Corporation, whichconducted the survey.Earlier this year, volunteers forthe private nonprofit organizationdistributed the survey by email toits members. A handful of community organizations also distributedto their members. Although thequasi-government agency receivesabout 183,000 a year, leaders ofthe organization say there was nocost to taxpayers because volunteers conducted the survey. AndNew survey says attitudes are improving,but critics say change is too slow.even though the objective of theorganization is to promote economic development along theRoute 1 corridor, leaders say theyare confident that the results werenot biased by the mission of theorganization.“We did not ask leading questions. In fact, all the questionswere open-ended,” said Ben. “Thisis how people responded, whichis pretty encouraging.”Not everyone is encouraged.Critics say participants of the sur-vey were self-selecting, slantingthe results toward a favorable response. And although the groupwas able to get 900 responses,121,000 people live in the MountVernon District and 119,000people live in the Lee District. Ultimately, critics say, progress alongSee Survey, Page 7PRSRT STDU.S. PostagePAIDAlexandria, VAPermit #482Is Richmond Highway Improving?Ann Smith greets the honor guard fromHayfield Secondary School: Brendan Lang,Andrew Strom and Philip .Requested in home5/4/12Director of the Fairfax County Park AuthorityJohn W. Dargle Jr. presents Ann Smith and herfamily with a replica of the new sign designating Field #5 at the Lt. Col Gary F. Smith Memorial Field.Mount Vernon Gazette May 3-9, 2012 1

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Newsifty-one fifth graders from Mt. VernonWood, Woodley Hills and Woodlawn Elementary Schools have spent the past 12weeks in a theatre workshop hosted by theMount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre. Thestudents created original plays based on themesfrom their life at school. The plays have been inrehearsal since February. On Tuesday evening, May1, the students brought their work to the stage atWoodlawn Elementary.The students at Mt. Vernon Woods performed “ThePrincess Bullies,” directed by Sara Lilly. JohnWaldron directed both Woodley Hills in “A Night atthe Woodley Hill Museum of Unnatural History” andWoodlawn Elementary in “The Woodlawn Post.”Photos by Louise Krafft/The GazetteFrom TheatreWorkshop to StageFBasketball players ponder a questionposed by the reporter. Pictured are:Jaelon Hubbard, Kyra Meneely and JohnMartinez.The cast of “The Woodlawn Post” takes a bow. The cast includes: Jaelon Hubbard, KyraMeneely, John Martinez, Demetrius Coleman, Aedan Amos, Jhonny Lovo, Mark Rivera,Zain Vipraio and Madison Burtis.A scene of confrontation in “The Princess Bullies.” The cast includes: CatherineMartinez, Sarika Houssain, Camilo Rodriguez Cabrera, Keona Fulton, Serena Mensah,Dariana Martinez, Katherine Tessalona, Mishal Rabbani, Rosemarie Ann Dela Cruz, JoelDuarte, Carlos Manuel Arce Chavez, Abria Garris, Jasmine Cruz, Johnnie Martinez,Jessica Requeno, Jacklyn Benavides and Sara Sorto.www.ConnectionNewspapers.comDuring the tour of the “Woodley Hills Museum of Unnatural History” a group of Greek gods wait for an audience.Football players DemetriusColeman, Aedan Amos andJohnny Lovo answer questions during an interviewwith a reporter from theWoodlawn Post.William Vipraioappears as thereporter fromthe WoodlawnPost.The gods, the stars and the monsters dance off stage atthe conclusion of the Woodley Hills show. The cast includes: Yasmin Abdulaziz, Adeleke Ayotunde, RachaelAppiah, Janice Asabere, Imani Campbell, McKenzie Clark,Saher Hussain, Santos Hernandez, Alaina Kazmierczak,Chyna Marshall, Sherif Mohammad, Rosita Navarro,Adwoa Ofoso, Paila Ortega, Nicolas Pabich, DylanReynolds, Delmy Rodriguez, Weston Rogers, ZakiyaSmith, Alisha Tonche-Molina, Casey Zanowic, DenilsonZapata, Matthew Zaragoza and Bernice Bendsen.Mount Vernon Gazette May 3-9, 2012 3

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NewsRex Reiley‘Who Says I Can’t?’RE/MAX [email protected] of Americaride honorsdisabled veterans.Alex./Riverside Estates 434,9003017 Battersea LaneAlexandria resident Gen.Robert Magnus (ret.),former Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps,recites the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the start ofthe 2012 Face of Americabike ride April 28.www.ConnectionNewspapers.comAlex./Riverside Estates 2,8508332 Wagon Wheel RoadBeautiful 5 BR, 4 BA home w/nearly 3,500 sf inhistoric Mt. Vernon. Spectacular 2-level additionoff the kitchen creates an open floor plan &includes a stunning Great Room w/vaulted ceilings arched custom windows w/plantation shutters. Remodeled gourmet kitchen w/custom cabinetry, SS appliances & Silestone counters. Hugemaster bedroom suite. Refinished hardwoodfloors. Lower level addition includes luxuriousfull bath adjoining 2 bedrooms-great for an in-law or au pair suite. Spacious 2-car garage, large deck,fenced backyard. Backs to woods, providing an oasis of serenity. This home is absolutely breathtaking!Gorgeous 5 BR/3.5 BA Colonial with1-car garage in prestigious MountVernon Community of RiversideEstates. Freshly painted interior,beautifully refinished hdwd floors onmain & upper levels. Updated baths,large bedrooms, 2 Fpls (1 gas & 1wood), 3 finished levels w/5th bedroom, 3rd full bath & Rec room & storage rm in finished walk-up basement. 5mins to Ft. Belvoir, 15 to Old Town, 20 to Ntl Airport & 30/35 to Pentagon/D.C.Dsaid Alexandria resident and retired Marine Major Van Brinson,chief operations officer of WorldT.E.A.M. Sports and director of theride. “When able bodied individuals ride alongside someone with adisability, it really changes theirperception of what that person canaccomplish.”Another Alexandria residentamong this year’s riders was Gen.Robert Magnus (ret.), the formerAssistant Commandant of the Marine Corps who was participating inhis fifth Face of America weekend.“I started as a speaker five yearsago and have been a rider eversince,” said Magnus, who celebrated his 65th birthday themorning of the ride. “I never takefor granted how fortunate I am tolive and enjoy the liberties of theAlex./Riverside Estates 649,9003120 McGeorge TerraceL— Face of America ridedirector Van BrinsonLovely 4BR, 3.5BA Colonial w/3 finished levels inhistoric Mt. Vernon Community of RiversideEstates. Most popular Col w/large bedrooms,beautiful hdwd floors on main & upper levels.Family room w/1 of 2 wood burning fireplacesoff the kitchen. Finished Rec room on lower lvl,3rd full bath & 2nd fpl. Kit appliances allreplaced in 2012. Since 2002: furnace, A/C, roof,& replacement windows. Spectacular lotw/beautiful landscaping, lg deck w/outstanding gazebo Perfect for entertaining. 5 mins to Ft. Belvoir,15 to Old Town, Alex, 25 to Ntl Airport, 30/35 mins to Pentagon/D.C. This is a keeper.Alex./Hollin Hall Village 404,0002007 Clark PlaceLovingly and meticulously maintainedhome on cul-de-sac in sought-afterHollin Hall/Waynewood Elementary.New roof, refinished hdwd floors, freshlypainted, replacement windows, carport,family rm addition w/washer/dryer andgas FPL. Wood burning FPL in livingrm. Deck and beautiful bkyd. Fabulous location; walk to neighborhood shopping. 1mile to G.W. Pkwy, Potomac River and Bike Trail. 5-10 mins to Old Town.LD“I’ve seen first-handhow this ride cantransform people.”greatest nation on earth.”Presented by Capital One, Faceof America sponsors includedAmerican Portfolios, General Electric, Revolution Cycles, Subway ofthe Bethesda Naval Hospital, Veterans Corps, Penske Truck Rentalsand Booz Allen Hamilton.“This is just an amazing eventfor us to be a part of,” said BoozAllen team member Eli Hertz. “Wehave 51 riders and 55 volunteers.From registration to the finish lineand every mile along the way,there will be a Booz Allen volunteer doing this as a tribute to ourwounded warriors.”Beginning with a kick-off dinnerand silent auction April 27 at theDoubleTree Hotel in Crystal City,this year’s ride raised more than 400,000 to support the participation of wounded warriors and forupcoming events like thissummer’s Sea to Shining Sea ridefrom San Francisco to VirginiaBeach.“I’ve seen first-hand how thisride can transform people,” saidBrinson, who tackled his first Faceof America ride in 2006 beforejoining the organization in 2011after 24 years of active duty military service. “It gives disabled riders more confidence and showswhat they can do rather than focusing on their limitations. It trulyis an inspiring journey for everyone who participates.”For more information on WorldT.E.A.M. Sports including Riverside Estates 534,9008319 Cherry Valley LaneC UO NN DT ER RACTThe annual Face of America rideis managed by World T.E.A.M.[The Exceptional Athlete Matters]Sports, a 20-year-old not-for-profitthat organizes inclusive events fordisabled citizens and woundedwarriors.“All of our events are designedto combine able bodied individuals with people with disabilities,”Owner says “Bring me a contract”on this expanded 4 BR/3 BA CapeCod in the heart of Mount Vernonon a beautiful .67 acre lot, directlyacross from premiere golf club(Mount Vernon Country Club).Master Bedroom suite is on themain lvl. Kitchen w/granite & SSoverlooks breakfast rm addition. Almost 3,000 sq ft of living space. Fencedbkyd w/deck, hot tub & 2 sheds. Large Carport. Minutes to Ft. Belvoir!RENTALMount Vernon Community School Daisy Scouts LaurenSoutherland, Abygayl Moon and Emily Milton prepare forthe presentation of the colors prior to the start of theFace of America bike ride in Crystal City April 28.Alex./Mount Vernon 479,9005114 Old Mill RoadOTSPhotos by Jeanne Theismann/The Gazettehey came from acrossthe country, gatheringbefore dawn in theshadow of the Pentagon to begin a two-day journey tohonor the sacrifices of America’swounded warriors and gain a better understanding of people withdisabilities“This is our second year participating in Face of America,” saidTimra Stump, a member of the“Who Says I Can’t?” team that wasmaking the 110-mile trek toGettysburg in honor of JothyRosenberg, an amputee rider andcancer survivor. “Jothy couldn’t bewith us this year due to an infection from a recent surgery but heis still an inspiration to all of usriding today.”Stump’s 58-member team joinedmore than 500 other riders April28 to participate in the 10th annual Face of America bike ride thatincluded disabled and able bodiedveterans, servicemen and civilianson bicycles, hand cycles andrecumbents.“What our service membershave done for us is outstanding,”said World T.E.A.M. Sports CEOPaul Tyler. “We do this to show ourthanks to our veterans for puttingtheir lives on the line for us.”Alex./Belle View 230,0006628 Wakefield Drive B1OThe GazetteStunning 2 Bedroom Condo inBelle View. Beautifully renovatedkitchen w/stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, Italianceramic flooring, Europeangranite counters. New replacement windows. Refinished hardwood flooring, crown moulding. It’s a beauty! Ample and convenientparking behind building.SBy Jeanne TheismannLovely 4 BR, 2.5 BA Split in popularRiverside Estates. Freshly painted interior, stunning refinished hdwd floorsthroughout main lvl. New wall-to-wallcarpeting in lower lvl. Energy-efficientreplacement windows throughout. Lg2-tiered & freshly stained deck w/gasline for BBQ. Lg one-car garage. Walk to elementary & high schools. 5 mins to Ft.Belvoir, 15 mins to Old Town, 30/35 to Pentagon and D.C. Great Value!For more information:www.RexReiley.comEach Office Independently Owned and OperatedMount Vernon Gazette May 3-9, 2012 5

NewsAmartey Sportsis running Girls Lacrosse and Co-ed Soccerat Saint Louis School in July:2901 Popkins Lane, Alexandria 22306 25 off each camp use coupon code: BCMOUNTVisit to registerHow do you spend your summer?We specialize inprenatal, infertility, painmanagement, & weight lossMother’s Day SpecialMay 11-13th 160 Massage & Facial Combo(regular 215)Gift Certificates Available!AcupunctureMassage TherapyHealth ConsultingSkin CareYogaWeight LossPregnancy & LaborPain ManagementEar CandlingBach Flower Consultation309 S. Washington Street Alexandria703.299.0500HolisticTouchCenter.comhree activities open to the public have beenplanned at St. Luke’s Church, 8009 Fort HuntRoad, for Saturday, May 5.First, St. Luke’s will host its annual Catesby JonesBarbecue beginning at 11 a.m. until sold out. Parishioners will begin the 25-year-old tradition bysmoking the barbecue starting at 6 p.m. the day before. Lunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m.Second, the 80-year-old church also invites arearesidents to tour its newly renovated nave andnarthex. For some 40 years, St. Luke’s was using analtar and retable area that was intended to be temporary. St. Luke’s recent capital campaign has allowedthe church to finish what was started when the current church building was completed in 1971.A newly painted and carpeted narthex has beencompleted.A completely renovated Sunday School and DaySchool facility is on the church’s basement level. This 950,000 renovation which was completed two yearsago.Thirdly, the Farm Stand opens. Locally grown freshfruits and vegetables in addition to meats and otherfood items will be sold through this community-supported agriculture operation. For more information,see in the month, in celebration of the completion of the nave and narthex portion of the capitalimprovements of the past two years, St. Luke’s willPhoto contributedindividualized& personalizedattention for yourhealth & well-beingEat, Tour and Buy LocalTArea residents are invited to tour St.Luke’s Church’s newly renovated nave andnarthex.conduct a ceremonial ribbon cutting and blessing ofthe new nave during Bishop David Jones’ visit onSunday, May 20, at the 10 a.m. service.Park Authority Honors McCutcheonhe Fairfax County Board of Supervisors andthe Fairfax County Park Authority Board invite the public to join in renaming ceremonies at Lamond Park, which will now be known asGilbert S. McCutcheon Park, a tribute to the late ParkAuthority Board member and Farmers Market master. McCutcheon was a dedicated public servant andvolunteer, and residents will have a chance to celebrate the stories of his life.McCutcheon served on the Fairfax County ParkAuthority Board from 1992 to 2010, serving as vicechair from 2000 to 2005. He was also a member ofthe Founders, Benefactors, Supervisors and Friendsof Frying Pan Farm Park for many years. His contributions ensured the growth and success of the farm.He was also a well-known figure at Mount VernonFarmers Market where he served as the Market Master for 26 years. Regardless of the weather or illhealth, he could be found at the market each week.THe was also the president of the Marlan Forest Citizens Association.During his 18-year tenure as a member of the ParkBoard he was instrumental in the planning, creation,protection and acquisition of numerous park facilities and locations. These include the Laurel Hill property, Old Colchester Park and Preserve, the establishment of the Grist Mill Dog Park, renovations atMount Vernon RECenter as well as the acquisition ofLamond Community Park. McCutcheon’s service tothe community ended with his death on Dec. 28,2011.Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 1p.m. at the park located at 7509 Fort Hunt Road inAlexandria. Onsite parking is limited, so attendeesare asked to park at the nearby Mount VernonRECenter located at 2017 Belle View Blvd. in Alexandria. A shuttle bus will run for one hour beforeand after the ceremony.Blessing of Fleet Scheduled for May 6he first Sunday in May at 2 p.m. will startoff the same as it has for the past 56 years atthe Mount Vernon Yacht Club and the surrounding community. Members, guests and local politicians will dress in nautical blue and white attire toofficially start the 2012 boating season on May 6.The Rev. Ruth Walsh, who served in the U.S. military in Iraq and is the interim pastor at St. JamesEpiscopal Church, on Old Mill Road, will offer theprayers for the safety of boaters on the Potomac Riverand Chesapeake Bay.The U.S. Coast Guard’s Color Guard and DrillTeam will present the proper flags and a precision drill. The Mount Vernon Community Band willplay and the Mount Vernon High School Crew Teamwill race in view of the ceremonies at the YachtT6 Mount Vernon Gazette May 3-9, 2012Club at 4817 Tarpon Lane in the Yacht Haven community.Also expected are Virginia representatives fromcounty and state government, including Del. ScottSurovell. The Fairfax County Fire Department Searchand Rescue Team 420 will dock its boat at the marina. Representatives of the Potomac River YachtClubs Association and Coast Guard Auxiliary Auxiliary Flotilla 25-8 will also be on the program.Friends and neighbors are welcome to attend, according to Past Commodore Bonnie Breneman, whowill act as Master of Ceremonies. Current Commodore Ron Reinsel will also preside over the 235-family member club’s annual event. Owners of sail boatsand power boats will decorate their vessels to compete for the “best dressed” title

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Versatile lower level features a Den/Office or 3rd Bedroom, Full Bath anda huge Family Room. Fenced private Lower Level DeckDir: 395 to Duke Street East. R on S. Pickett St. R on Valley Forge.L on Gretna Green to 108.1111-B I Street41204 Villamay BlvdList Price: 889,000SU ON PD EA NY1-108 Gretna Green 779,000 Immaculate Custom-Built Three-Level Townhomewith Four Bedrooms and Three Full and One HalfBaths. Over 100,000 in upgrades and almost 3,500square feet. High ceilings and huge rooms perfect forentertaining. Gourmet Granite and Stainless Kitchen. Hardwood floors throughout the main level. Center four sectional grand staircase to upper levels. Plantation shutters throughout and beautiful cutom built-ins in Bedrooms and Living Room. Private Roof-Top Terrace.Dir: From Old Town, South on GW Pkwy. R onBelle View Blvd. R on Potomac St. R on IStreet to 1111-B on Right.C UNO DN ETR RACTC UNO DN ETR RACTC UNO DN ETR RACTAs part of this project, the NPS andU.S. Army Corps of Engineers havedeveloped alternative concepts in aneffort to implement actions for restoration and long-term management ofthe tidal freshwater marsh and otherassociated wetland habitats lost orimpacted in the Dyke Marsh WildlifePreserve on the Potomac River Moredetails about the project, includingmaps and descriptions of alternativeconcepts, will be available on theNPSPlanning, Environment and PublicComment website at: 500,000 Original Owner Offering All Brick Rambler with Full Finished Basement Circular Drive One-Car Garage w/storage above Formal Living and Dining Rooms Two Masonry Fireplaces Large, Breezy Screened Porch w/Vaulted Ceiling Rear Elevation looks to River – SmashingSeasonal Views Priced Below 2012 Assessment – A Steal!!Dir: S on Ft. Hunt Road from Beltway. Gouphill past Belle View Elementary. House onLeft. Turn into circular Driveway.Comment on Dyke MarshRestoration and Management PlanThe George Washington MemorialParkway, a unit of the National ParkService, is seeking the public’s inputon concept alternatives for the DykeMarsh Restoration and Long TermManagement Plan.GWMP will host a public meetingat Indigo Landing Restaurant onDaingerfield Island on Tuesday, May8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is being held so that interestedpublic can ask questions, learn moreabout the alternative concepts forthe Management Plan and submitcomments. All are welcome to attend.Robert B. Burroughs(703) 765-3500Cell: (703) 856-24264Marjorie J. Spires(703) 765-3500Cell: (703) 472-7713B OY PA ENPPT.“Any progressthat’s been madeon the Route 1corridor has beenat a drasticallylethargic pace.”David W. Spires(703) 765-3500Cell: (703) 850-4256SU ON PD EA NY1-and a number are still underway.The Federal Highway Administrathe Route 1 corridor has been tion is currently conducting apainfully sluggish, especially com- study for widening the road to sixpared to redevelopment efforts in lanes between Telegraph Road andTysons Corner, Merrifield, Spring- the intersection of Mount Vernonfield and Bailey’s Crossroads.Memorial Highway and Old Mill“Considering the amount of time Road. The project has already rewe’ve been talking about redevel- ceived 180 million from the Deopment on the Route 1 corridor, partment of Defense, and the enwe should be much further along vironmental assessment is exby now,” said Kahan Dhillon, a pected this summer. One scenariomember of the Tysons Task Force. would have the northern section“Any progress that’s been made on widened where the road is curthe Route 1 corridor has been at a rently located, although some aredrastically lethargic pace.”concerned that might violate theNational PreserA NUMBER OFvation Act bePROJECTS arecause Woodlawncurrently underPlantation is away along Richprotected site.mond Highway,Another scenarioand the corridorwould constructis in the midst ofthe road througha dramatic transa popular horseformation. Butstable and behindthe contours ofthe Woodlawnthat transformaBaptist Church.tion are still in“I just want the— Kahan Dhillonflux, and many ofroad built,” saidthe key decisionsDel. Scott Surovellhave yet to be made. One of the (D-44), adding that he hasn’t takenmost contentious is at North Hill, a position on the dispute yet. “Ia vacant 33-acre parcel on the east would hate to see this thing getside of Richmond Highway near bogged down in litigation and bethe intersection of Lockheed Bou- delayed another five years.”levard. Plans to create a 67-unitmanufactured home development WHEN ASKED what types ofthere have long been delayed, and new businesses they would like toFairfax County is currently consid- see, respondents to the SFDC surering an unsolicited proposal from vey said they would like to seedeveloper AHP Virginia to scrap more full-service restaurants andthe trailer park in favor of a 204- more entertainment options.unit multifamily apartment com- Unsurprisingly, many respondentsplex.said they were concerned about“That would open up a can of traffic congestion. Perhaps moreworms,” said Planning Commis- surprisingly, 73 percent of responsioner Earl Flanagan. “There are dents said they dine at least oncea lot of people who want this to a month on Richmond Highwaybe a park, and giving serious con- and 89 percent said they shop atsideration to this proposal would least once a month on Richmondstart advocating to preserve the Highway.entire site as a park again.”“This demonstrates a strong deThe Route 1 corridor has long mand for economic activities,” saidbeen the focus of study after study, Ben.From Page Licensed Brokers in DC, VA and MD7111 Burtonwood DriveList Price: 800,0003154 17th St. N., ArlingtonL

Hayfield Secondary School: Brendan Lang, Andrew Strom and Philip Yorkman. By Michael Lee Pope The Gazette I s Richmond Highway improv-ing? A new survey of 900 con-sumers shows that the vast majority of respondents thinks so, and by a two-to-one margin. Oth-ers say progress along the Route 1 corridor lags far