Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Vienna’s Results of the Drug Take Back Initiative

On Sept. 26, the Town of Vienna Police Department, in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, participated in the 10th National Drug Take Back Initiative. As a result of that initiative the Town of Vienna Police Department collected and safely disposed of 284 pounds of expired or no longer needed medications from area citizens. The September initiative collected approximately 27,292 pounds of medications statewide. The Vienna Police Department plans to continue its participation with the DEA for future initiatives.

Navy Federal to Host SHRED-eral Day Oct. 17

Navy Federal Credit Union will welcome members and neighbors across the country to its Navy SHRED-eral event Saturday, Oct. 17. The 72 participating Navy Federal locations are spread over 22 states.

Event attendees at participating Navy Federal branches are encouraged to bring their personal documents to be shred on-site, free of charge. Navy Federal is inviting participants to bring up to four 12” x 24” boxes of paper and documents, but the credit union advises that CDs and other hard substances will not be accepted.

The event will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Vienna branch at 820 Follin Lane SE, Vienna. For more information, visit www.navyfederal.org/shred.

Great Falls Citizens Association Holds Candidate Debates, Oct. 19

Participating in this debate: School Board Member, Dranesville District, Janie Strauss vs. Pete Kurzenhauser; School Board Members, At-Large (voters will choose three), Bob Copeland, Omar Fateh, Jeannette Hough, Manar Jean-Jacques, Peter Marchetti, Ryan McElveen, Ilryong Moon, Burnette Scarboro, Ted Velkoff; County Clerk, Bettina Lawton, John Frey, Marisa Wissar; County Commonwealth Attorney, Raymond Morrogh (unopposed); County Sheriff, Stacey Kincaid vs. Bryan Wolfe; Soil and Water Board, At-Large (voters will choose three), Scott Cameron, George Lamb IV, Jerry Peters, Stephen Pushor.

Debates will be at 6:30 p.m. at The Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls.

American Legion Post to Host Buffet Breakfast

Sunday, Oct. 18, American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St., N, Vienna will host a Buffet Breakfast, from 8 a.m. to noon. Adults $9, children 12 and under $3. Offering omelets, scrambled eggs, blueberry pancakes, bacon, sausage, etc. For more information call 703-938-6580.

Candlelight Tour at the Historic Flint Hill Cemetery in Oakton, Oct. 24

The Flint Hill Cemetery Association is sponsoring a candle and lantern tour of the cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Gather at the Church of the Brethren, 10025 Courthouse Road, Oakton, starting at 6 p.m. Tour start 7 p.m. Local historian Jim Lewis will discuss the history of the cemetery, which dates to the Civil War, and will detail the lives of some of those interred there.

Donation of $10 per person encouraged to support the ongoing work of the nonprofit Flint Hill Cemetery Association, a 501(c)(13) organization. Refreshments will be served.

Flint Hill Cemetery is located at 2845 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. For information and registration, see the website at www.flinthillcemetery.org. Check website in the event of inclement weather.

Vienna Advisor Receives Wealth Management Award

Matt Felber, financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Vienna, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager award by Five Star Professional. The award goes to less than seven percent of the wealth managers in the region based on research administered by Five Star Professional, a third party research firm.

To receive the 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager award, a wealth manager must meet 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria associated with providing quality services to clients including client retention rates, client assets administered, firm review and favorable regulatory and complaint history.

As a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Felber focuses on helping his clients plan for their financial goals for a lifetime – through a personal long-term financial planning relationship. For more information, contact Matt Felber at 133 Maple Ave East, Suite 306, Vienna, or by phone at 703 766-9300 x10.

Historic Vienna, Inc. to Participate in Afternoons on Church

Historic Vienna, Inc. (the Freeman Store and Museum), 131 Church Street, NE will participate in the sixth and final Town of Vienna Afternoons on Church, Sunday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. The theme of the event is “Shop Local, Shop Vienna.” As on previous Sundays local businesses will participate and there will be a variety of entertainment and games for the kids.

The Freeman Store will feature another original play by HVI Board Member Jon Vrana, titled “Back to the Future – Vienna, Virginia,” about the Town’s history since 1890. In addition, Mardi Trout, a member of the Northern Virginia Bead Society, will display and sell her handcrafted jewelry.

The Store will be offering new and vintage items for sale including the brand new 2015 Ornament, the 16th in the collection. The two-sided ornament features the original Vienna Volunteer Fire Department building on Church Street on one face, and the stores that later occupied the building, Worthington’s gift shop and The Full Cry Shop, a ladies clothing store, on the other. Used books “by the bag full” will be for sale, as well as a selection of old-fashioned candies. There will also be a Girl Scout Troop led scavenger hunt, and the Ayr Hill Garden Club will be offering spring bulbs for sale.

Vietnam Veterans to Hear on ‘General Grant’s Overland Campaign’

Chapter 227, Vietnam Veterans of America Inc., invites all veterans, friends, and the general public to attend the Nov. 19 chapter meeting at Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Cedar Lane Shopping Center, Vienna, at 7:30 p.m. Col. Ben Buckley, U.S. Army (Ret.) will discuss “General Grant’s Overland Campaign in Virginia.” Col. Buckley holds a Master of American History degree and leads tours of local Civil War battlefields. He is involved in the effort to create a new interpretive trail of the North Anna River Civil War Battlefield. He is a two-your Vietnam War veteran. For information, call Len Ignatowski at 703-255-0353 or visit the web site at www.vva227.org.

Young Men’s Service League Accepting Applications for Class of 2020

Young Men’s Service League is a nonprofit organization that encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.

Young Men’s League Vienna-Oakton’s provisional class includes 31 rising ninth-grade boys in 5 middle schools in Northern Virginia. YMSLVO provides mothers and their sons the opportunity to volunteer in the community, improve leadership skills and develop new life skills.

In November, YMSLVO will join other YMSL chapters across the country in executing their first Ultimate Gift Project. Associated groups include Alternative House, Cameron’s Chocolates, Community of Faith, Down’s Syndrome Association, Food for Others, Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, Honor Flight, Special Olympics, The Lamb Center, and Women Giving Back.

YMSLVO is accepting applications for the Class of 2020 beginning in January 2016. Contact martha@heathstrategies.com.