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Vienna Insiders Perspective

What makes living in Vienna special?

Coach Cotton, Willie Bob and Boogie-woogie Benny – no kidding – are Rocknoceros. And the children just love them, as evidenced by the last weekend concert on Vienna’s Town Green.

Coach Cotton, Willie Bob and Boogie-woogie Benny – no kidding – are Rocknoceros. And the children just love them, as evidenced by the last weekend concert on Vienna’s Town Green. Photo by Donna Manz.

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John Ferguson, retired foreign service officer, Vienna

“I think it’s because, as a retired foreign service officer, I spent almost my entire life living abroad in fairly difficult places, and Vienna has that all-American small-town atmosphere I missed overseas… and it’s something I really enjoy.”

--John Ferguson

Retired foreign service officer

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Cindy Stewart, Vienna Women’s Club, Hunter Mill representative to Fairfax County Animal Shelter Advisory Board, Vienna

“I love Vienna's community identity and spirit. I grew up in a town in upstate New York and feel that in my retirement years I have found that same sense of belonging right here. As a member of the Vienna Woman's Club, I am so impressed with the partnerships we are able to develop with other local organizations to benefit the neediest members of our community. I could certainly add kudos to Caffe Amouri for always being willing to post special adoption events at our county animal shelter.”

--Cindy Stewart

Vienna Women's Club member

Hunter Mill representative to Fairfax County Animal Shelter Advisory Board

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Laurie Di Rocco, Vienna Town Council member, Vienna

“There are a number of things that make Vienna very special. Vienna is one of just a few [incorporated] towns in Fairfax County. The town of Vienna hosts a number of special community activities, such as the Halloween parade, Oktoberfest, 4th of July fireworks, the Saturday farmers’ market and ViVa! Vienna!, to name a few.

The town of Vienna provides personal service to its citizens with its own community center, police force and trash pick-up. These types of services provide accessibility and a small-town feel for its citizens.”

--Laurie Di Rocco

Vienna Town Council member

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Michael Amouri, owner of Caffe Amouri, Vienna

“It’s funny because what makes it special is all the reasons I opened Caffe Amouri here. Vienna is a community and even though there are thousands of people living here, I can walk down the street seeing people I know, waving and saying ‘hi.’ We’ve got each other’s back. Vienna is family.”

--Michael Amouri

Caffe Amouri owner