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  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013 9:22 PM | Deleted user
    After many months of planning, the all-volunteer leadership team of McLean, Virginia’s “Aging in Place” initiative is pleased to announce our new name, accomplishments to date, and development plans.

    New Name
    Those attending the October 2011 Forum held at Capital One Headquarters and subsequent Phase I/Phase II meetings will recall that the initiative was originally known as “McLean: Creating a Supportive Community for All” or “McLean--A Community for All.” The new name “McLean Community: A Village for All Ages (MCVA)” retains the inclusive, multi-generational, supportive, neighbor-helping-neighbor aspect of our organization, while linking it to the nationwide, indeed international, “Village” movement aimed at helping older adults and adults with disabilities “stay in place” in their own homes and communities.

    MCVA aims to to introduce programs that address unmet needs in the local community, such as McLean Senior Source that help make our community livable, friendly, and connected. Rather than create programs and offerings like the ones that already exist, MCVA promotes the activities of local organizations. MSS is staffed by trained volunteers and is located at the McLean Community Center. You can reach MSS by phone at 703-300-1751, e-mail, McLeanSeniorSource AT gmail.com, and in person by visiting the MSS desk in the lobby of the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101. Hours of operation are Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 am to 2 pm.

    New Website  For more information about MCVA, our history, mission, and programs, check out the new MCVA website at http://www.mcva.weebly.com Feedback and suggestions are welcome.

    Leadership Team and Planning Groups During this third phase of planning and implementation, MCVA’s current leadership team consists of six volunteers: Renuka Chander, Chair; Courtney Nuzzo, Vice Chair; Judy Seiff, recent Past Chair; Betty Yurkewitch, Leader McLean Senior Source; McLean Village Exchange Leader (TBD); and MCVA Public Relations and Outreach Leader (TBD).

    What’s Next?  The leadership team invites greater community and volunteer involvement in MCVA. We welcome suggestions for programs that address unmet needs and leverage the unique value of MCVA to the McLean community. MCVA invites more volunteers to join our Committees. Email the leadership team at McLeanCommunityVillage AT gmail.com.

    For more information visit http://www.mcva.weebly.com

  • Monday, June 10, 2013 8:55 PM | Anonymous
    DCist featured our neighborhood as the hottest neighborhood to buy property in the DC Metro area for 2013: http://dcist.com/2013/01/pimmit_hills_petworth_listed_as_hot.php.

    from the article:
    "Pimmit Hills is right between the commercial haven and employment hub of Tyson's Corner and Charming main street-esque Falls Church City. With an abundance of flat large lots, enhancement of the Tyson's Corner area and additional transportation options Pimmit Hills looks to be a popular place for years to come," said Redfin agent Rob Wittman.
  • Friday, June 07, 2013 12:08 PM | Deleted user
    This year the General Assembly passed a bill that will provide up to $300 million annually in new transportation funding to Northern Virginia starting July 1, 2013.

    The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority will hold an Open House and Public Hearing on June 20, 2013.
    Date: June 20
    Location: City Hall in the City of Fairfax, 10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA
    Schedule
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Open House
    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Presentation
    7:00 p.m.-end Public Hearing

    At the open house the public will have the opportunity to review the proposed the proposed FY 2014 project list, ask questions, and make comments. Information on the proposed project lists and the media release announcing the Open House and public hearing can be found at www.thenovaauthority.org 

    In an effort to seek as much public input as possible, Fairfax County is holding a local Open House with an opportunity to comment on the proposed project lists designed to kick start congestion relief. 
    The Fairfax County Open House details are as follows:
    Date: June 26
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Rooms 4/5, Fairfax, Virginia.

    Comments on the projects can be e-mailed to: fy14projects@thenovaauthority.org.
  • Thursday, June 06, 2013 3:07 PM | Deleted user
    The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, together with the Fairfax Area Commission on Aging, is working to continue progress toward creating a more livable community for its older residents.

    This summer, they are hosting community forums throughout the county to hear what residents have to say. Focus areas include housing & transportation; easy access to services; and healthy lifestyles & community engagement.

    This is your chance to share your ideas on what we need to do together to ensure the county continues to be a livable, lifelong community for its growing older population.

    Once the community forums are completed, a new Fairfax 50+ Action Plan will be developed.

    Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults to link to the registration page and find additional forums as they are scheduled. You can also register by calling 703-324-5411, TTY 711. If you cannot attend a forum and would like comment, call us or email us at DFSCommunity@fairfaxcounty.gov.

    Forums close to Pimmit Hills include:

    Monday, June 24
    10 a.m.-12:00 noon
    Luther Jackson Middle School
    3020 Gallows Road
    Falls Church, VA 22042

    Wednesday, June 26
    4-6 p.m.
    McLean Community Center
    1234 Ingleside Ave.
    McLean, VA 22101

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2013 8:06 PM | Deleted user

    At the May 7 Pimmit Hills Citizens Association community meeting, a new board was elected for the 2013-2014 year:
    President - Jeremy Sewall
    Vice President - Vijay Sharma
    Treasurer - Shashi Patel
    Secretary - Connie Cordovilla

    Sarah Rock is continuing as Three-Year Director as she begins her final year in this position.

    Congratulations to all!

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:00 PM | Deleted user
    On behalf of the nominating committee here are the current candidates for the 2013-2014 PHCA Board.

    President: none
    Vice President: Vijay Sharma
    Treasurer: none
    Secretary: Connie Cordovilla

    The nominations will remain open until a motion is made, seconded and approved at the annual May membership meeting to close the nominations for officers.

    We will print ballots 2 days before the election. In the event of multiple candidates for an office, candidates will be listed in the order in which they were nominated.

    Don't delay submit a nomination today.

    The annual May membership meeting will be held May 7, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Pimmit Hills Senior Center at 7510 Lisle Avenue.
  • Sunday, April 07, 2013 9:05 PM | Deleted user
    The Nominations Committee recommends the following candidate for the 2013-2014 PHCA Board:
    Connie Cordovilla for PHCA Secretary.

    Nominations will remain open until elections at the May 7, 2013 annual meeting.
    If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, let us know.
  • Thursday, April 04, 2013 3:30 PM | Deleted user
    Fairfax County Department of Transportation has scheduled six public meeting to discuss proposed changes to Fairfax Connector bus service to coincide with the start of Silver Line Metro service in December 2013. 

    The plan includes the creation of 12 new routes, restructuring 24 existing routes and elimination of 6 routes.

    The meeting closest to Pimmit Hills will be held:
    Wednesday, April 24: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
    7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church
    Transit: Metrobus 28A and 28T

    An online discussion will also be held Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m.

    For additional details about the proposed changes and other meeting dates,  visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/routes/dullesrail/ 
  • Thursday, March 07, 2013 10:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Elections for 2012-2013 PHCA Board will take place at the annual May PHCA meeting. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 7 at 7:30 at the Pimmit Hills Senior Center on Lisle Avenue.

    If you would like to help serve on the board for just one year (June 2013-May 2014), pleaseuse the nomination form to nominate yourself or someone else. The nominating committee will contact all nominees to ensure that they accept the nomination. Nominations will be open until they are closed at the May meeting.

    Positions available are: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Read about board member duties or feel free to contact any current board member with questions.

    It's fun, you get to meet a lot of neighbors and help make our neighborhood a better place to live.

  • Monday, March 04, 2013 12:10 PM | Deleted user
    Dranesville Supervisor John Foust has scheduled three town hall meetings in March and April to give Dranesville residents an opportunity to learn about and discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2014 (FY2014) Budget for Fairfax County. County Management and Budget staff will be present to make a summary presentation of the budget and answer questions. The three sessions are:
     
    Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 pm 
    McLean Community Center 
    1234 Ingleside Avenue 
    McLean 

    Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 pm 
    Great Falls Library 
    9830 Georgetown Pike 
    Great Falls 

    Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 pm 
    Herndon Town Council Chambers 
    765 Lynn Street 
    Herndon 

    For details about the FY2014 Budget visit the County website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dmb. For more information on these public meetings contact Jane Edmondson in Supervisor Foust’s Dranesville District office at (703) 356-0551, TTY 711 or email Dranesville@fairfaxcounty.gov.

 

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