Senior Olympians Breaking Records
The 2022 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics began Saturday, Sept. 10 and so far 13 records have been broken reports Herb Levitan, NVSO chair. Results show two diving records, one in 1 meter, age 50-54, Thomas Blakeman, Falls Church and 3 meter, age 70-74, Carol Mackela, Springfield. In ERG rowing, records were broken in age 60-64, women, Karen Keith, Gainesville, 55-59, men, John Armstrong, Centreville, 65-69, Marshall Keith, Gainesville and 90-94, William, Wieand, McLean.
Seven track events were held following the opening ceremonies at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington on opening day. Records broken were in the 60 meter dash, women, 55-59, Sabrina Tormoen, Bealeton and 60-64, Lee Anne Orndorff, Alexandria. In the 400 meter run, women, 75-79, Ruth Hamilton, McLean and men, 85-89, Jerry Bradley, Oakton. In the 800 meter run, women, 75-79, Ruth Hamilton and 80-84, men, Karl Mueller, Alexandria. In the 800 meter walk, men, 75-79, Bill Palmer, Arlington.
Most NVSO events are in five year age groups and by gender. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded after each event. Full results are being posted on the NVSO website, www.nvso.us ., after they have been processed and certified. NVSO is sponsored by the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. NVSO is also supported by Gold Patrons who contribute $1000 enabling NVSO to purchase and replace equipment and services, promote participation and provide awards of recognition. 100% of money donated is used entirely for NVSO activities. It is a non-profit 501-C-3 organization.
2022 Gold Patrons are Hunters Woods at Trails Edge, Chesterbrook Residences, Advanced Hearing Services, Greenspring Retirement Community, Anthem HealthKeepers Plus, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Goodwin Living, Facial Plastic Surgery Center, The Jefferson, Ashleigh at Lansdowne, Heatherwood Retirement Community, The Virginian, INF Care, Paul Spring Retirement Community, Wellington at Lake Manassas, Koons Arlington Toyota, Chesterbrook Residences and Aarondale Assisted Living.
Bolay Opening in Falls Church Pushed to October
Bolay, a fast-casual restaurant opening at the Birch & Broad shopping center in Falls Church, will move its opening from September to October.
Bolay will open on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 1208-D W. Broad St. at the Birch & Broad shopping center. The Florida fast-casual restaurant was founded by Chris and Tim Gannon, the latter of whom started Outback Steakhouse in 1988. According to the restaurant’s website, Chris Gannon envisioned Bolay as a lifestyle brand with nutritious offerings.
When Bolay opens in Falls Church on Thursday, Oct. 6, the first 100 guests will receive “Bolay for a Year.” That means guests receive one Bolay regular bol once per month for one year through the BolayGo App. Guests are encouraged to line up starting at 8 a.m. before the restaurant opens at 11 a.m. Prizes are limited to one per household for ages 18 and older. Guests must have a phone to use the app for the promotion.
This will be Bolay’s first Virginia location as the brand expands out of Florida. Bolay is also opening a Gainesville, Virginia location on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Friends Groups Honored as 2022 Award Recipients
Each year, the Fairfax County Park Authority Board recognizes individuals and groups that contribute time, talent and treasure to help make the Park Authority a nationally acclaimed, professionally accredited park system. The Harold L. Strickland Partnership and Collaboration Award, named in honor of the former Park Board member’s long service and significant contributions to the Park Authority, recognizes teamwork and cooperation necessary to provide state-of-the-art facilities in our Fairfax County parks.
There are two Harold Strickland Partnership and Collaboration Award recipients this year. The recipients include the Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park and the Friends of Lake Accotink Park. Both organizations bring long-term volunteer service and financial support to the parks, and each play a significant role in the success and popularity of both unique FCPA sites.
These two awardees will be honored at part of the Elly Doyle Park Services Award program. The program will be presented virtually this coming November.
FCC Planning Director to Talk About 5-Year Outlook
The Falls Church League of Women Voters cordially invites locals to join them on the evening of September 29 to hear from Paul Stoddard, the Planning Director for the City of Falls Church.
Mr. Stoddard will discuss what is in store for the City from a planning perspective. He will also share his views on the “Great Streets Project,” which proposes to transform Park Avenue from N. Virginia Avenue to N. Washington Street into a lively, attractive roadway that would accommodate all modes of transportation and promote social interaction, civic activity and commerce.
Join online for a lively evening and be sure to bring questions about planning in the City! Please register on Eventbrite below to receive a Zoom link to the event.
The Langely School Opens State-of-the-Art Facility
The Langley School celebrated the start of the 2022-2023 school year and its 80th anniversary by officially opening the doors of the school’s new Crossroads Building during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 6. A key component of Langley’s campus master plan, the 40,000-square-foot facility was thoughtfully designed to support student learning, promote an inviting campus community, and position the school as a national leader in preschool through eighth grade education.
This building project was made possible through The Next Generation Campaign which was launched in 2019 and is Langley’s most ambitious and successful campaign in its 80-year history, with more than $14.4 million raised to date. In addition to funding construction of the Crossroads Building, the campaign also allowed the school to double its endowment from $5 million to $10 million, ensuring Langley’s long-term stability and affordability.
“We are so excited to kick off the school year with the opening of this magnificent new facility,” says Head of School Michele Claeys. “Developed with the needs of our students, teachers, and programs in mind, it provides the ideal environment for teaching and learning. As we celebrate Langley’s 80th birthday this year and reflect on the strong foundations of our past, our new Crossroads Building represents the bright future that lies ahead.”