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Help Wanted in Westbriar

We will be needing help this December in getting the Luminaria out in Zone C.  Can you take it on?

If you are willing to be a Zone C’s Representative, you will also have a seat on Westbriar’s Board of Directors.  As such, you will have an important voice in shaping the future of our Civic Association.

An image of the Westbriar Zone Boundaries for Zone C

You do not have to live within the boundaries of Zone C to be eligible to serve.  For details, please give me a call.  John, 703-319-0840.

On the Green

The Town Green will transform into an outdoor movie theater for Big Screen on the Green on two dates in August.

Disney’s “Cinderella” (1950, rated G) will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 8, and “Moana” (2016, rated PG) will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 22. The events will kick off at 7:30 p.m. with movies beginning around dusk.

Free popcorn and water will be available while supplies last. Guests can bring chairs, blankets, dinner or snacks, but alcoholic drinks are not allowed. Pets should be left at home.

The events are sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union, and “Cinderella” is also sponsored by Historic Vienna, Inc.

Looking for more summer fun? Here’s a list of remaining summer events held by the Town of Vienna:

  • Aug 6: Kids on the Green: Groovy Nate (kids songs and puppets), 10 a.m.
  • 9: Summer on the Green: Shenandoah Run (folk), 6:30 p.m.
  • 13: Kids on the Green: Wildlife Ambassadors (live animals), 10 a.m.
  • 16: Chillin’ on Church: Big Bad JuJu (rock and dance covers), 6:30 p.m.
  • 20: Kids on the Green: Beech Tree Puppets, 10 a.m.
  • 23: Summer on the Green: Wayne Tympanick Trio (jazz), 6:30 p.m.
  • 20: Chillin’ on Church: Hard Swimmin’ Fish (funk-infused blues), 6:30 p.m.

Plane Lands on Highway

This is worth a look. The police cruiser’s dash cam perfectly situated to get it all.  The skill of the pilot.  And the sheer luck of a break in traffic.  The policeman helped the pilot get it off the road, and did not write a ticket.  Click HERE to see it.

Vienna Woman Dies in Fall

Jazz Haaren, a 19-year-old from Vienna, died July 24 after falling from an historic waterfront structure near the Key Bridge.

Police said that Haaren “fell off the Alexandria Viaduct in Georgetown about 11:45 p.m. and landed in a boat moored in the water below… The D.C. Medical Examiner Office ruled the death accidental.”

The location of the tragedy is a landmark that dates back to the early 19th Century.  It originally carried boat traffic above the Potomac River between Georgetown and Roslyn.

The Key Bridge at left, with Roslyn in distance. The Alexandria Viaduct pier is at extreme right of photo against the river.

During the Civil war, it was reconfigured as a covered bridge carrying troops into Virginia.  In the 1930s all was demolished except for the pier in Georgetown, which became a popular gathering spot, especially for younger people.

Haaren was a student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk and lead hostess at Sweetwater Tavern in Merrifield.

She was known for her love of animals and posted many pictures of herself with bunnies, horses, dogs and cats on her Facebook page.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at the National Funeral Home 7482 Lee Hwy, in Falls Church. The service starts at 11 a.m.

Fire Displaces Westbriar Residents

A fire at 410 Old Courthouse Road in our Zone E has displaced four residents, according the the Vienna Fire Department.  An investigation determined that a space heater ignited nearby items, and resulted in about $125,000 in damages.

“A Vienna police officer was patrolling the area and noticed smoke pouring out of a basement window and notified Vienna [Police Department] dispatch,” the fire department said.

Firefighters responded around 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, and “quickly extinguished” the fire in the basement in a two-story, single-family home.

Nobody was injured in the event.

Coming up in August ….

Join us at the Community Center for a delightful musical comedy The Wedding Singer.

The 2006 musical based on the 1998 Adam Sandler film of the same name is brimming with fun, jokes, music, and a cast of 35 youthful and energetic performers.

Angela Cate plays Holly, a unique kind of fairy godmother, and PJ Pavot plays Robbie the broken hearted Wedding Singer.

Performances August 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 and 1:30 PM August 11. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online HERE or in person at the community center. This program usually sells out, so don’t delay.

Vienna Youth Players, formed in 1993, provides theater experience for community youth, ages 11 – 18, and is sponsored by the Town of Vienna’s Department of Parks and Recreation.  Questions? Call Town of Vienna Community Center at 703-255-6360.