Introduction to Newcomers' Guide

Introduction to Newcomers' Guide


<bt>Dear Reader:

This special guide is intended to convey a sense of community for those living in Burke as well as provide practical what-to-do and where-to-go information. This directory of area organizations and services also includes a bit of local history.

The guide details how local government works and provides basic information on the school system such as vaccination requirements, as well as details on recreation, parks and places of worship. Phone numbers to get more information about any service or issue are also offered.

The Connection would like to acknowledge the work of interns Juliana Levitt, Ravi Dinesh, Kelly Beyer, Philippe Podhoreck, Teddy Kider, Matt Larson, Dayna-Marie Jackson, Meredith O. Needham and Zak Salih who researched information, checked facts and collected data for this Newcomers' & Community Guide.

Call, write or fax the staff of the Burke Connection: reporter Mike Salmon at 703-917-6422, editorial assistant Sarah Lucas at 703-917-6440, sports editor Greg Wyshynski at 703-917-6441 or editor Steven Mauren at 703-917-6451. The newsroom's fax number is 703-917-0991. Send mail to the Burke Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail to

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