Vienna Election Candidates
Councilwoman Laurie DiRocco has filed to run for Town of Vienna mayor, following the death of long-time Mayor M. Jane Seeman. Town Council members Michael Polychrones and Laurie Cole are not running for re-election, but Edythe Kelleher is.
Joining her on the ballot are Mike Cheselka, Linda Colbert (Seeman’s daughter), Pasha Majdi, Dennis Rice and Tara Voight. Besides voting for mayor, town residents will also choose three Council members in the May 6 election. The terms of Council members Carey Sienicki and Howard Springsteen aren’t up until June 30, 2015.
Vienna Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Vienna Town Council is slated for Monday, March 17, at 8 p.m., in the Town Hall, 127 Center St. S. The Town Council also plans to hold a budget work session on Monday, March 24, at the same time and place.
Award for Green Practices
The Vienna Town/Business Liaison Committee is accepting nominations for the Vienna Green Business Recognition Award, which recognizes local businesses and nonprofits who have adopted green practices. Nominations are due by close of business on Thursday, April 3, and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This award acknowledges entities that have adopted sustainable and environmentally friendly practices that protect the environment by conserving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving water quality. It’ll be presented during the sixth annual Vienna Green Expo on Thursday, April 24. For more information, call 703-255-6330 or visit www.viennava.gov.
Vienna Welcomes Birdwatchers Seed and Supply Co.
Birdwatchers Seed and Supply Company, located at 396 Maple Avenue E, will host an open house and ribbon cutting, with support from the Town of Vienna’s Town/Business Liaison Committee, on Thursday, March 13. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with the ribbon cutting scheduled for 6:15 p.m.
The public is invited to attend to meet the business owners and learn more about the company. Birdwatchers Seed and Supply Company first opened its doors in Vienna in November and offers a wide selection of goods that provide the back yard bird watcher with everything needed to enjoy the wild birds that make Vienna their home.
This event is free and open to the public; no rsvp required.
Birdwatchers Seed and Supply Company is owned by Vienna residents Cindy and Jeff DiMeglio who have lived in the Lakevale community of Vienna with their three sons, Brian, Andrew, and Nick for seventeen years.
For more information on this company, visit www.birdwatchersvienna.com.
Family Skate Nights
Family Skate Nights are held on Friday nights, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the gym of the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE. The cost is $1 per person and is appropriate for the whole family! Participants need to bring their own skates and safety equipment; no scooters; roller skates and in-line skates only. Parents are required to stay and are invited to participate!
Vietnam Veterans to Host ‘Battle of the Bismarck Sea’ Talk
Chapter 227, Vietnam Veterans of America Inc., invites all veterans, friends, and the general public to attend the April 17 chapter meeting at Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Cedar Lane Shopping Center, Vienna, at 7:30 p.m. Edward D. Connor, WW II Army Air Corps veteran, will discuss the Battle of the Bismarck Sea of March 2-4, 1943. American and Australian air force attacks successfully defeated the Japanese army attempt to reinforce their New Guinea bases to stop the Allied advances on the Philippine Islands. Connor was a B-25C bomber crew member that flew missions against Japanese forces in New Guinea during WW II. The general public and all veterans are invited. Teachers and students are especially welcome. Admission is free. For information, call Len Ignatowski at 703-255-0353 or visit the web page at www.vva227.org.