NEVCA Spring Meeting 2015

Northeast Vienna Citizens Association NEVCA
Northeast Vienna Citizens Association NEVCA
Celebrating NEVCA’s 20th Anniversary at the Vienna Community Center Vienna VA – Spring 2015

The Northeast Vienna Citizens Association held a general membership meeting on Tuesday, May 19th 2015 at the Vienna Community Center. Annual election of officers were held.  Anne Stuntz, President, Historic Vienna, Inc. made a presentation on the history of the Town of Vienna, and Mary Woods, volunteer manager of the Vienna Community Learning Garden , provided an update on interesting plans for the garden’s 2015 growing season.

NEVCA celebrated 20 years of service with a birthday cake.

For more information, please contact mccahillrj@Verizon.net

Beulah Road Petition

NEVCA Beulah Road crossing study request map
NEVCA Beulah Road crossing study request
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In order to submit a proper request to the Town of Vienna to study crosswalks along Beulah Road, written signatures to the petition below are being collected from homeowners along this corridor.

We, the residents of Beulah Road and connecting streets Church Street, Ayr Hill Avenue, Creek Crossing Road, Sherwood Drive, Nelson Drive, Druid Hill Road, Broadleaf Drive, Edwin Lane, Cynthia Lane, MacArthur Avenue, John Marshall Drive, and Sideling Court, as signified by our signatures below, AGREE with the proposed physical traffic control measure(s) identified in this request, to provide safe pedestrian and bicycle crossing points across Beulah Road.

It is the opinion of the residents that the town needs to develop a coordinated plan to make Beulah Road more crossable for pedestrians and bicyclists, from the intersection of Church Street to the last connecting street in Vienna (Sideling Court). As such we would like to ask the Vienna Transportation Safety Commission and the Vienna Town Council to consider the addition of a

LIST OF POSSIBLE CROSSING IMPROVEMENTS to include:
a. Painted crosswalks
b. Painted crosswalks with bollards
c. Painted crosswalk with flashing warning lights, or rectangular rapid flash beacon (RRFB) pedestrian signs
d. Pedestrian-invoked stop light, with painted crosswalk
e. Three way or four way stop sign, with painted crosswalk
f. Stop light, with painted crosswalk

We believe that a planned approach to crosswalks along the entire segment of the road is highly preferable to petitioners seeking relief piecemeal, block by block. Safe pedestrian/bicycle crossings are needed along this busy road that must be crossed by residents and visitors to our parks and other town destinations, students attending nearby Wolftrap Elementary School, Fairfax Connector riders, and attendees at Holy Comforter Church.

For more information or if you are interested in signing this petition, please contact

Ed Adamson @ 703-772-0259 or Tom Bogle at 202-492-5475

NEVCA Spring Meeting 2015

NEVCA Beulah Road Vienna VA

Street sign Beulah Road Vienna VAThe Northeast Vienna Citizens Association is holding a general membership meeting open to everyone on Tuesday, May 19th at 8:00p.m. The meeting will be at the Vienna Community Center.  Annual election of officers will be held as well.

Scheduled speakers include:

Anne will make a presentation on the history of the Town of Vienna, and Mary will provide an update on interesting plans for the garden’s 2015 growing season.


A complete agenda will be sent to members 10 days beforehand.

For more information or if you are interested in attending, please contact mccahillrj@Verizon.net

The Committee for Helping Others in Vienna Needs Toy Donations on Friday for local children!

Committee for Helping Others

CHO Toy Donation in Vienna Friday December 12

drop off from 9 to noon at Vienna Presbyterian

This is an urgent request for your help…

“I had some disappointing news this morning.  After two weeks of trying to reach the company that makes the largest toy donation to set up their delivery, they finally called back today and said they aren’t going to be able to help us at all this year!  Right now, we’re preparing for around 400 children.  More than 70 of them are teens and hopefully will be served by donations of gift cards.  The rest we usually serve with toys and fun items.  I’ve broken down the list into age groups such as 3-4 year olds, 5-6 year olds and we have around 50 boys and girls in each group.”

We called Carolyn Mysel to get some additional detail on what they need for you to bring over on Friday:

  • Unwrapped toys
  • New clothes
  • Outside toys
  • Balls
  • legos
  • games
  • specifically toys for 7 to 12 year old boys
  • no stuffed animals needed
  • she already seemed okay in the “gift card” category

Carolyn explained that families in need are allowed to select through the donated toys. CHO needs toys for children from 1 month to 12 years old. Toys should not be too large since many of the children live in small apartments, so, please keep that point in mind.

She concluded with “we appreciate anything you can donate to help us.”

Donate Friday December 12 from 9 to Noon at Vienna Presbyterian Church

Please take a look at the Committee for Helping Others web site for additional information about this local organization and how you can participate too.

Or, if you need additional information contact NEVCA at mccahillrj@Verizon.net

 

CHO | Vienna VA Food Drive 2015

Vienna Holiday Food Drive CHO 2014

Vienna Virginia Food Drive 2014NEVCA is again helping raise awareness for the Committee for Helping Others (CHO) annual food drive through December 31, 2015.

Non-perishable, non-expired food and sundry items will be accepted. Among items most needed are pancake mix, canned chili, spaghetti sauce, cooking oil, white rice, laundry detergent, and dish soap.

CHO has been serving Vienna, Oakton, Dunn Loring and Merrifield since 1969. It is supported by area churches, civic organizations and individuals. CHO provides simple, loving charity to people in need.

For more information, call 703-938-7213

The CHO food drive is sponsored by NEVCA

Please bring your CHO food contributions to:

  • Vienna Town Hall
  • Vienna Community Center
  • Patrick Henry Library ~ co-sponsored by Supervisor Cathy Hudgins
  • Bikes@Vienna ~ 128-A Church Street NW
  • Caffè Amouri ~ 107 Church Street NE
  • Uniquities
  • Evolution Fitness ~ 216 Dominion Road NE
  • Rexall Drug Store ~ 150 Maple Avenue West
  • Vienna Arts Society ~ 115 Pleasant Street NW

Please, NO expired food!

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2684 from Kilmer Middle School will help NEVCA by picking up the food.

Partnership with Fairfax Supervisor Cathy Hudgins

Special Needs:

  • Diapers Sizes 4, 5, and 6
  • Cooking Oil
  • Canned Fruit
  • Jelly (small jars)
  • Canned Salmon
  • Spam, Canned Hams
  • Cans of Tuna
  • Pancake Mix & Syrup
  • Oatmeal
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap

CHO is making plans for the Holidays

Please bring new unwrapped gifts for children and teens to Vienna Presbyterian Church on December 12 between 9 a.m. and noon.

NEVCA Fall Meeting 2014

Vienna Virginia Community Center bike rack

Vienna Virginia Community Center bike rackThe Northeast Vienna Citizens Association is holding a general membership meeting open to everyone on Tuesday, November 18th at 8:00p.m.. The meeting will be at the Vienna Community Center, and the team at the front desk will direct you to the conference room.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Cathy Salgado, Director Vienna Parks & Recreation Dept.
  • Chris Mallon, head brewer of Caboose Brewing Company, 520 Mill Street NE

Cathy will make a presentation on Glyndon Park Baseball field and provide an update on the Community Center renovation and expansion project.

Chris will talk about the craft brewing process and plans for his business in Vienna.

Town of Vienna Candidates’ Forum 2014

Vienna VA Town Green Springtime flowers
Vienna VA Town Green Springtime flowers
Tulips on the Vienna Town Green

All Town of Vienna Virginia residents are invited to attend the 2014 Candidates’ Forum on April 22 at the Vienna Community Center.

The Northeast Vienna Citizens Association is pleased to host this event for the entire Vienna community to meet candidates running for Town Council and Mayor. As in previous NEVCA candidate forums, each candidate will be invited to open with brief remarks, followed by a moderated question and answer session.

Tuesday, April 22 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM

Vienna Community Center Auditorium

120 Cherry St SE, Vienna, VA 22180

Who is running this year?

Read comments from them in the NEVCA Newsletter (page 3)

Mayor

Laurie A. DiRocco

Town Council (vote for not more than three)

Mike L. Cheselka

Linda Jane Colbert

Edythe Frankel Kelleher

Pasha M. Majdi

Dennis E. Rice

Tara L. Voigt

Town of Vienna Election Day is May 6, 2014

Vienna Community Learning Garden

Town of Vienna Community Garden
Town of Vienna Community Garden
Town of Vienna Community Learning Garden planned for Spring 2014

NEVCA President Bob McCahill recently announced that Fairfax County awarded a $4,000 community enhancement grant to NEVCA which will be used to bring two water supply lines to the new Community Learning Garden in Town.

The Community Learning Garden will be located near the Vienna Community Center and W&OD Trail. The garden will be overseen and maintained by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, and Director Cathy Salgado is getting input from Town arborists, the Vienna Community Enhancement Commission, Ayr Hill Garden Club and youth organizations.

“The project is generating enthusiasm among town residents, it’s well-received, and a great way to bring people together for a specific goal.”

Construction will begin this spring (2014) and volunteers will be needed to help install fence posts and planting beds. Also, this project will require future volunteers to weed and maintain this community garden.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact the Town of Vienna Parks and Rec Department at 703-255-6360

NEVCA members are proud to participate in community projects such as this one that will be enjoyed by all for years to come.

If you want to become a member of NEVCA, please contact us at nevcanorthside@aol.com

Making Donations to CHO in Vienna

CHO NEVCA featured image

NEVCA is again suggesting you make donations to a very local charitable organization – CHO.

Committee for Helping Others CHO Vienna VA Charitable Org
CHO helps the needy in the Vienna, Oakton, Dunn Loring, and Merrifield Virginia

Please be generous!

Where does collected food go?  To the food closet across Park Street from Vienna Presbyterian Church, then to local families in need.

What foods are needed? Chunky soups, Cooking oil, Canned tuna & salmon, Peanut butter and jelly (small jars please), Pancake mix & syrup, Spaghetti. 

Nonfood items needed too?  Yes…Shampoo — small bottles, Toothbrushes, Diapers in size 3.

CHO Collection Points for December 2013

  • Town Hall
  • Vienna Community Center,
  • Patrick Henry Library (only December)
  • Bikes@Vienna
  • Caffé Amouri
  • Evolution Fitness
  • Rexall Drug in Vienna
  • Uniquities

Are you interested in helping CHO as a volunteer?

Learn more about the Committee for Helping Others, click here.

Annual Meeting 2013

Community Center Town of Vienna VA
Vienna VA Community Center
Main Entrance of The Community Center

The Northeast Vienna Citizens Association (NEVCA) will hold a general membership meeting, open to everyone, on Thursday, November 14, @ 8:00pm at the Community Center.

Fairfax County’s Connector Bus division will discuss the new bus route serving northeast Vienna and possible traffic calming measures, and the Town of Vienna Parks & Rec Department will discuss plans for the community center and an exciting joint effort with NEVCA building a new community & learning garden.

Volunteers will be needed in the future with the building of the learning garden.

The Vienna Community Center is located at 120 Cherry Street SE, where the W&OD Trail crosses Park Street.