Archive 4

These stories previously appeared in the Crier.

NEW Coming Up:

Vienna Choral Society invites you to a Coffee House Concert featuring local singer-song writer Mark Corfman, and 75 voices singing iconic tunes from every decade in the last half of the 20th century. Come enjoy that wall of sound! Coffee and tea by local favorite Caffe Amouri, eats by Whole Foods Vienna.

7:30 pm, Saturday October 26 UUCF 2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton

Details and ticket information at


NEW Warhawks on the Move! 10/4/13

Madison High School owned Maple Avenue Friday for their annual Homecoming Parade.

If you didn't get to see it, here are some impressions of the hard work and fun that went into it.

The parade was staged at the Presbyterian Church parking lot, and proceeded to the high school, pleasing hundreds of spectators along the way.


Get Ready

The band warms up for the trek.

Hi Ho Silver!

The Warhawk Color Guard limbers up.
Get Set .....

A final adjustment to the brass section...

... and a last minute cup of cold water ...

"On Wisconsin" works in Virginia, too.

Color Guard about to cut loose.

Mayor Jane Seeman enjoying the day.

Supervisor Hudgins likes JMHS

As does VA Senator Chap Petersen

You thought we were kidding?

Another kind of color guard?

No Vienna parade is complete without the fire truck.

JMHS baseball coach, "Pudge" makes a chili dog pit stop at VI.


911 Remembered 9/11/13

Vienna Police Department Honor Guard presents colors.
Vienna observed the 12th anniversary of the attacks on the lawn of the Freeman House this morning. As bells rang out from the Presbyterian Church across the street, Vienna Mayor Jane Seeman proclaimed the day for rememberance of of the innocent victims, and demonstration of America's resolve to win the war on terrorism.

Seeman delivers proclamation. Seated is ceremony director Cdr Ron Patterson of American Legion Post 180.
Keynote speaker Ron "Ski" Miluszewski, the National Sergeant-at-Arms gave his perspective of 9/11/01 as a medical director at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, which aided victims of the Pentagon crash.

Vienna Choral Society under direction of Jennifer Rogers Beach provided music.


Town Council member Carey Sienicki and VA Delegate Barbara Comstock listen to address by Cdr Patterson




The pedestrians owned the streets of Westbriar's Zone A and B as Our Lady of Good Council held their 19th annual Fall Fun Run on Saturday morning.

The Vienna Police kept the participants safe as they did their choice of the Fun Mile (walk or run), or the more serious 5K run.

The event is a fund raiser for their annual picnic held last week.


Accident on OCHR 9/1/13

A hit and run accident in the 200 block of Old Courthouse Road about 7am Thursday injured one and resulted in the arrest of another.

The car driven by Megan Maria Manetti, 22, was travelling at a high rate of speed east through the narrow curve section. According to witnesses, she was engaged in a cell phone conversation, and veered across the double yellow lines, striking another car coming down the hill. Manetti then left the scene, but witnesses reported her license number, and she was arrested by police a short time later.

This short stretch of OCHR has been under discussion between officers of Greater Tysons Green and Westbriar Civic Associations for safety upgrades to be made concurrently with new paving slated for this fall.


NEW Vienna Oktoberfest 9/17/13

Vienna's Annual Oktoberfest is Saturday, October 5, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Church Street from Center to Mill Streets, will be closed from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit




NEW Local Road Closures 9/11/13

JMHS Parade James Madison High School Homecoming Parade Route 123, Maple Avenue in Vienna, southbound from Mill Street to James Madison Drive, will be closed on Friday, October 4, from 3 to 4 p.m. to accommodate their annual Homecoming Parade. Travelers are encouraged to use an alternate route during this time.

NFCU Run Navy Federal Credit Union 5K Run. Several roads in the neighborhoods surrounding NFCU will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday, October 5, from approximately 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The following roads will be impacted: Follin Lane, Echols Street, East Street SE, Berry Street, Locust Street, Branch Road, Glyndon Street, Park Street, Manvell Road, Talahi Road, Moore Avenue, Tapawingo Road, Adahi Road and Electric Avenue. Motorists are advised to use caution if traveling through the area during this time period. To view the route map, click HERE.


High Rise Parking Open at Dunn Loring 8/25/13

The long-awaited high rise parking facility at the Dunn Loring Merrifield station on the Orange Line is open at last. It will have that "under construction" feel for a few more months.

Entrance on Prosperity Avenue.



Our town is ranked 3rd on the respected CNNMoney Magazine's list of Best Places to Live. Rankings were based on population, family income, job growth, housing, safety, schools, health care, arts and leisure, diversity and ease of living.

"Vienna offers walkability, a historic center and unique businesses that give Vienna an identity all its own," the magazine notes. "The small-town feel comes with access to all the D.C. metro area attractions." Sharon, MA, was ranked number 1 on the list. Vienna was one of two Virginia localities to make the list this year with neighboring Leesburg, VA coming in at 35.

To which, The Crier adds: The contributions to this honor from the hard working and dedicated leadership and staff of both Vienna and Fairfax County governments must not be overlooked. We are indeed fortunate to live in one of the best managed areas in the country.

See the Money article HERE.                         Related Story:




OLGC Carnival Time 9/17/13

Nothing says fun like tents, rides, games, face painting, music, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, popcorn, .... did we miss anything? Our Lady of Good Council Church and School celebrated a day of fun and fellowship at their Fall Festival Picnic on Sunday.

A genuine haunted house open for hospitality.

More fun to come next week. See below.

The parking lots and athletic field were filled with great ways to fill a beautiful late summer afternoon.

One of the most popular attractions was a device sort of like a hybrid of a trampoline, a trapeze, and a pair of huge steel fishing poles. Once strapped in to a harness, a few bounces on the large air-filled bag underneath empowered the fearless athlete to do all kinds of ariel stunts, including full sommersaults, as their nervous parents looked on from below.