Community News & Notes

Cadet Joab "Joey" CoheCADET JOAB “JOEY” COHE poses with Vice Mayor Lindy Hockenberry after graduating from the U. S. Military Academy and being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.  For more News & Notes, look inside!

Library Offers New DVD Collection

The Fairfax County Public Library now offers new DVDs that your whole family will enjoy. With more than 7,700 DVDs added to its collection, you’ll find any of these adult and kids’ faves, including film adaptation of popular books such as “Pride and Prejudice,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “The Color Purple,” “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and many more. The loan period for the library’s DVDs is one week. Overdue fines are 25 cents per day for DVDs and 10 cents per day for children’s titles. Interested viewers can browse the DVD collection from the library’s online catalog at www. or call the Fairfax County Library at 703-324-8319.


Assistance Needed with ‘Back To School Food Drives’

Food for Others is Fairfax County’s largest provider of free food to those in need, serving approximately 40 other community based organizations such as churches, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and community centers. However, Food for Others is currently experiencing a shortage of food and are particularly in need of the following items: peanut butter, jelly, macaroni & cheese, spaghetti sauce, pancake mix, syrup, cereal and canned meat, vegetables and fruits. For more information about Food for Others or for a Food Drive Planning Kit, you can visit Food for Others’ website at or call 703-207-9173.


Don Beyer Volvo Donates Auto to Yvette Cade, A Domestic Violence Survivor

After hearing of the plight of Yvett Cade, who was set on fire by her husband and severely burned, Don Beyer Volvo decided to help. On Saturday, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. Don Beyer Volvo will present Ms. Cade with an auto to aid in her efforts to prevent domestic violence in the D.C. area and on a national scale. The presentation will be at Don Beyer Volvo in Falls Church at 1231 West Broad Street. “We are pleased to be able to help Yvette Cade in her quest to aid victims of domestic violence,” Mike Beyer, president of the Beyer Automotive Group and Don Beyer Volvo, said.


Comfort at Your Homes

Comfort Keepers celebrates five years in the city of Fairfax this month. An open house is scheduled at their office, 10721 Main Street, Suite 100 in Fairfax on Friday, Aug. 18, 11:30 – 1 p.m.

Comfort Keepers is an international franchise that offers companionship and other homecare services for aging adults, the disabled and others needing assistance. Comfort Keepers-Fairfax provides in-home assistance with non-medical and personal care needs, through bonded and insured caregivers. Services available include companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, incidental transportation, laundry, recreational activities and more. For more information about Comfort Keepers, visit or call 703-591-7117.


New Nurse in Mother-Baby Department at INOVA Fairfax Hospital

Christine Piscopo, R.N., GMHS class of 2002, recently graduated from James Madison University with a Batchelor of Science in Nursing. Christine is now a registered nurse, working in the Mother-Baby Department at INOVA Fairfax hospital.


A Second Lietenant in the US Army

Cadet Joab “Joey” Cohe recently graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Joey graduated from George Mason High School in 2002 as a standout athlete and a District and Region wrestling champion, three-time state championship medalist and Mason’s first career 100-match winner. Joey is an Eagle Scout in Troop 895 and is reporting to Fort Sill, Oklahoma for additional training this month. He is pictured here with Deputy Mayor (and the Mustangs No. 1 Wrestling Fan) Lindy Hockenberry who joined Joey with his family and friends at West Point for his graduation.


Art Double Feature in Falls Church

The artwork of photographer Rich Tilley will be displayed in two places in Falls Church. Visit either Stacy’s Coffee Parlor from now until the end of August at 709 W. Broad Street or Koon’s Ford at 1051 East Broad Street from now through September and enjoy Tilley’s exhibit.


McLean Orchestra Benefit Concert

The McLean Orchestra will celebrate their 35-year anniversary of playing great music on Oct. 15, 2006. Concertmaster Regino Madrid, a violinist with “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra, will be joined by the renowned keyboard artist Lisa Emenheiser, who is an adjunct pianist for the National Symphony Orchestra. The recital will be followed by a private reception with Burnett Thompson Music. Throughout the event, guests will have a chance to view showcases from exhibitors. The benefit recital celebration will be at 3 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church located at 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Va. 22101. To reserve your tickets call 703-893-8646.


Area Residents Honored at Virginia Tech’s Spring Commencement

Virginia Tech University awarded 3,500 students with bachelor’s degrees at the University’s Spring Commencement Ceremony held Friday, May 12, 2006 in Lane Stadium. The following F.C. students were among those honored: Richard Hardy, Chamroeun Men, Merhawit Tekle, Claire Jakabcin, Michael Jamros, Kevin Lieu, Molly McCall, Morgan Hobbs, Stephanie Morris, Ellen Vaughan, Steven Cave, Deniella Cortese, Brian Gallagher, Malini Krishnan, Brian Laub, and Melissa Rose-McCully.


Treat Your Stomach and Help Treat Blindness

Enjoy breakfast or lunch Aug. 24 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. at any one of the three Original Pancake House locations (Falls Church, Bethesda, Rockville), and 15-percent of the total sales will go to the Prevention of Blindness Society. The Falls Church Original Pancake House is located at 370 West Broad St., Falls Church. For more information call 703-891-0148.