Jun
18

Missing cat

Rosie is a Bengal mix, small thin frame, she knows her name but she is also quite skittish.. any information is appreciated. 
She does have a microchip. If you see her please text or call Tatiana Scott at 571.251.1166

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Jun
09

Broyhill Park Webmaster

Attention Broyhill Park residents:

The Broyhill Park Civic Association is in need of a volunteer to take over management of the Broyhill Park website and email list, as our current webmaster is stepping down after 14 years.

Here is a description from our webmaster of how it’s currently set-up and what you need to know:

“The Broyhill Park website is created in Joomla, a free Content Management System (CMS). Joomla gives you the basic platform to create and maintain a website. To make things go smoother and look better, we have subscribed to various add-on components, sometimes referred to as extensions or plug-ins. For the Broyhill website we use the following paid add-on component subscriptions:

  • Easyblog (to send messages like this)
  • Akeeba backup
  • Rockettheme template
  • JCE editor software
  • as well as various free components

Website is currently hosted in The Netherlands, but can be moved anywhere. The current webmaster will help facilitate with the transfer of the domain to any hosting company.
For anyone who knows Joomla or any other CMS like Wordpress, it should be easy to rebuild the site in a few days, as there aren’t that many pages. Email addresses from the Easyblog list can be exported, so it can be imported into whatever program of the new webmaster’s liking.

If you understand all of the above and are familiar with managing a website, and would like to be the next Broyhill Park webmaster, send a reply to this message and we will be in touch to arrange the transfer. Please note that this is a volunteer position, and it will not take up much of your time once the transfer is completed, but it is a critical position that provides the main source of communication between the Civic Association and Broyhill Park residents. You would only occasionally be called upon to post something to the website or to send an email bulletin to the neighborhood email list. 

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May
15

Broyhill Triangle Garden Day MAY 18

ReminderBroyhill Park Triangle Garden Day, Clean-Up and Plant Exchange
Saturday, May 18, from 2:00-4:00pm 

All Broyhill Park neighbors are invited to the annual Triangle Garden Day and Plant Exchange this Saturday, May 18, at 2:00. Meet at the grassy triangle at Graham Road & Strathmore Street starting at 2:00 or any time you can come between 2-4. Bring your own gardening tools – shovels, loppers, pruners, trowels, gloves, etc.

Gardening tasks include:

Edging and enlarging the butterfly garden
Removal of invasive weeds
Cutting vines off the trees
Cleaning up litter and debris
Pruning dead branches
Planting new pollinator plants
If anyone can spare some native pollinator plants from your own garden, please bring them to add to the garden. 

Plant Exchange

Bring divided perennials, potted plants, rooted cuttings, houseplants or seedlings and exchange with others to get something new for your garden.

If there is a steady rain, this event will be canceled.  

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May
09

Tonight's Mason District meeting agenda

mdc

Dear All,
Below is the agenda and Zoom information for our MDC meeting on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm.

Agenda Items:

1)  Presentation by Sally Horn who leads a new and growing citizens coalition opposed to the development of a casino in Fairfax County
2) Review and update on proposed elimination of County leaf vacuum service by Mark Crawford of MDC board
3) June and July Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors public hearings for a proposed zoning ordinance amendment on data centers (Link to draft text:https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/sites/planning-development/files/Assets/Documents/PDF/Data-Centers-Draft-text.pdf)  and community meetings scheduled in May 2024 to discuss the proposed Data Centers Zoning Ordinance amendment:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/data-centers

MDC ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION

Topic: MDC Spring Meeting

Time: May 9, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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See you on Thursday.
Sincerely,

Debbie Smith - Chair
Clyde Miller - Secretary
Carol Ofiesh - Treasurer
Mark Crawford - Fairfax Federation Representative

Mason District Council of Community Associations

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May
04

Mason District Council Meeting May 9 - 7:00pm by Zoom

mdc

Dear All,
Our next MDC meeting will be on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm by Zoom.  We will email Zoom information to you closer to our meeting date.

On the agenda will be a presentation by Sally Horn who leads a new and growing citizens coalition opposed to the development of a casino in Fairfax County.  For some background on the casino issue please visit the "News" section of: citizensopposedtorestoncasino.org (which will soon be moving to a new website and Facebook page that more accurately captures the Fairfax-wide focus).  

We would also like to hear from you about any issues of concern from the neighborhoods you represent.

We look forward to a good meeting and to seeing you on May 9th.

Sincerely,

Mason District Council Board 

Debbie Smith - Chair
Clyde Miller - Secretary
Carol Ofiesh - Treasurer
Mark Crawford - Fairfax Federation Rep

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Apr
03

Broyhill Park News Update

General Membership Meeting – Thursday, April 11 at 7:00pm. 

The Broyhill Park Civic Association Spring General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, at 7:00pm at the Thomas Jefferson Library meeting room. We’ve invited a guest speaker from the Fairfax County Master Gardeners Program to tell us about “Gardening for Pollinators.” After the presentation, there will be time to bring up neighborhood issues and ideas for new events. You can also pay your Civic Association dues at the meeting. All Broyhill Park residents are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting and the events listed below.

Upcoming community events: 

Broyhill Park Stream Clean-up – Saturday, April 13, from 10am-1pm (Rain date will be April 20.) Our goal at this annual event is to remove litter from the creek and parkway that runs between Dye & Nealon Drives. Meet at the park entrance on Camp Alger Avenue across from Woodley Pool. Come for an hour or two, or stay the whole time, but whatever time you can give will be appreciated. Kids with a parent are welcome to help as well as scout and youth groups. This event will count toward community service hours if needed. We’ll provide trash bags, plastic gloves, bottled water, coffee & doughnuts.

The Falls Church High School Jaguar 5K – Saturday, April 27 starting at 8:30am. The race course begins at the high school and goes through parts of Broyhill Park, so be aware of brief traffic delays that morning on certain streets.  The course map is available on the Jaguar 5K website: https://www.jaguar5k.com.

Broyhill Park Triangle Garden Clean-up and Plant Exchange – Saturday, May 18, from 2-4pm. Plan to come and help enlarge the butterfly garden, trim bushes and cut vines at the triangle at Graham Road & Strathmore Street. Bring your own gardening tools. Now’s the time to divide perennials, start seeds, or pot up seedlings to get them ready for the plant exchange.

Free Income Tax Preparation at Mason District now through April 15

It’s income tax time for the 2023 tax year. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service can help. From now until April 15, volunteers are available Monday through Saturday* at the

Mason District Government Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale. Taxpayers of all ages are welcomewith a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 or have low to moderate income. Included with our free tax preparation community service is the electronic filing of federal and state income taxes along with a paper copy of both tax returns for the taxpayer. Counselors are IRS-certified to complete most common tax returns and most returns will be completed the same day with the taxpayer present. Walk-ins are encouraged; appointments are also available. For information call 703-249-9961 or visit novataxaide.org/sites/mason.

*Hours of operation
Monday and Thursday:1 pm–8pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 am–1pm
Saturday: 9am–1pm

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Mar
15

BROYHILL PARK EASTER EGG HUNT TOMORROW

BROYHILL PARK EASTER EGG HUNT TOMORROW
Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 10:30am
Location: St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Drive, Broyhill Park

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REMINDER - The annual Broyhill Park EASTER EGG HUNT is TOMORROW, March 16, beginning promptly at 10:30am on the grounds of St. Patrick's Church.  Be sure to bring a basket or other container for each child to collect eggs in, and come on time, because this event goes fast once it starts. Kids of all ages can participate. Bring the family, or just come and watch the fun – all are welcome!

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Feb
14

Mason District Membership Meeting

MASON DISTRICT COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

Membership Meeting
Thursday, February 22 at 7:30pm via Zoom

Zoom link will be sent closer to the meeting date

Mark your calendars now for Mason District Council's next membership meeting, which will be held via Zoom on Thursday Feb. 22nd at 7:30 pm.

We will hear from the County's Planning Division about a proposed comprehensive plan amendment to the Workforce Dwelling Unit For-Sale program. 

Some background information is here:

Workforce Dwelling Unit For-Sale Task Force | Housing and Community Development (fairfaxcounty.gov)

and here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/boardofsupervisors/board-supervisors-housing-committee-meeting-nov-28-2023

We will also hear about the newly formed Fairfax Invasive Removal Alliance (FIRA). This is a collaboration between HOAs, condo associations, and citizen associations requesting action by officials on the invasive plant problem in the county.

Looking forward to a good meeting on the 22nd.

Sincerely,

Debbie Smith, Chair
Clyde Miller, Secretary
Carol Ofiesh, Treasurer
Mark Crawford, Fairfax Federation Representative

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Dec
14

ZOOM Info MDC Mtg Thurs., Dec. 14th 7pm

Dear All,

We are looking forward to our MDC membership meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14th at 7pm.
Below is the Zoom login information and agenda for you and your neighbors.
We hope to see you Thursday.  

Sincerely, 

Debbie Smith
Chair Mason District Council of Community Associations.

ZOOM MEETING INFO:

Topic: MDC Winter Meeting

Time: Dec 14, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 826 9573 3141

Passcode: 323909

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Dec
03

MDC membership meeting

mdc

Dear All,

We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving.

Our next MDC membership meeting will be Thursday, December 14th at 7pm via Zoom.  We will send the meeting link closer to our meeting date.

AGENDA:
Our main agenda item will be an Anti-Scam presentation by Melissa Smarr, Fairfax County Silver Shield Anti-Scam Facilitator.
During this meeting we will also be holding MDC officer elections.  If you are interested in running for a board position, please be in touch.  All current board members are willing to run again. 

We look forward to seeing you on December 14th.

Sincerely,

Debbie Smith, Chair
Clyde Miller,  Secretary
Carol Ofiesh, Treasurer
Doug Birnie, Fairfax Federation Rep

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Nov
01

Halloween Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Broyhill Park Halloween Decorating Contest!

1st place went to Alicia Saavedra & family at 7226 Carol Lane for their display of frightful, life-size witch figures and a shrouded corpse looming over the front yard.

2nd place went to the Cramer family at 3152 Norfolk Lane for their display featuring a yard full of creepy and whimsical Halloween figures and lights. 

3rd place went to the Foley family at 3234 Holly Hill Drive for a display that featured a skeleton at the wheel of a vintage pickup truck, a half-buried skeleton in the yard and a scary monster face in the front window.

The winners received Giant Food gift cards. Judges were John Koutze, Christopher Clark and Carol Ofiesh.

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Oct
26

General Membership Meeting 17 October

From:  Broyhill Park Civic Association

To:  All Broyhill Park residents

Attached is the material on scams that was presented at the October 17th Civic Association General Membership Meeting.

Silver-Shield-508-Compliance-Template--3-28-2023

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Oct
26

BROYHILL PARK HALLOWEEN PARADE and TRUNK & TREAT

BROYHILL PARK HALLOWEEN PARADE and TRUNK & TREAT
Saturday, October 28
3:00pm in the Woodley Pool Parking Lot

HELP IS NEEDED!  The annual Broyhill Park Halloween Parade and Trunk & Treat is less than 5 days away and so far only 5 people (out of over 750 homes in Broyhill Park) have signed up to provide Halloween treats for the Trunk & Treat. This is a fun post-parade activity for the kids and we would like to continue having it, but we need at least 8 trunks to make it work. If anyone else is able to provide treats, please let us know by signing up here: https://signup.com/go/UVJMaAr.

MORE HELP NEEDED!  One more judge is needed for the Halloween Decorating Contest!  Judging will take place on Halloween evening (Oct. 31) and involves a leisurely drive through Broyhill Park in the head judge’s vehicle to select the winners. If anyone would like to be the necessary 4th judge, please reply to this message as soon as possible.

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Sep
28

Broyhill Park Info

From: Broyhill Park Civic Association 

To: All Broyhill Park Residents: 

REMINDER that the Mason District Council of Community Associations (MDC) will hold an online meeting this Thursday, September 28th at 7pm featuring the two candidates who are running for Mason District Supervisor, Andres Jimenez and Terry Modglin.

If you have questions for the candidates, send a reply to this message with your questions.  MDC will compile a list of questions from its 13 member community associations, and will present the questions to the candidates the night of the meeting.

ZOOM MEETING LOGIN INFORMATION

Topic: MDC Fall Meeting

Time: Sept. 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 839 5739 9171

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Sep
24

Broyhill Park Civic Association News

From: Broyhill Park Civic Association
To: All Broyhill Park Residents:

The Mason District Council of Community Associations (MDC) will hold an online
meeting on Thursday, September 28th at 7pm featuring the two candidates who are
running for Mason District Supervisor, Andres Jimenez and Terry Modglin. Zoom log-in
information will be sent closer to the meeting date.

QUESTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATES: Anyone having questions for the candidates,
please send them to us by reply email. MDC will compile a list of questions from its 13
member community associations, and will present the questions to the candidates at the
meeting.

If you can provide Halloween treats for the Broyhill Park Halloween Parade Trunk &
Treat, please sign-up now on our event page: https://signup.com/go/UVJMaAr
The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 at 3pm.

The Broyhill Park Civic Association currently has vacant newsletter delivery routes. The
following routes are open:

Lee Park Court
Kenfig/Gary/Locker/Brush
Brandy Court & part of Camp Alger
Annandale Road/Brush Drive

Please reply to this email message if you can take over a vacant route. The delivery
schedule for the newsletter is only twice per year.

JUDGES NEEDED – If you would like to help judge the Halloween Decorating Contest,
send a reply to this email. Judging will take place on Halloween evening and involves a
leisurely evening ride through Broyhill Park with the other judges to select winners of the
Decorating Contest.

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Jul
27

Broyhill Park playground survey

Dear Broyhill Park Neighbors:

The Broyhill Park Civic Association is nearing the end of a 5-year effort to have a children’s playground installed right here in Broyhill Park on the grounds of the Leis Center. This playground will be funded by proffer money from the Graham Park Plaza townhouse project that was specifically earmarked for off-site recreation.  At this time we need input from Broyhill Park families regarding what kind of playground structures would be most desirable. 

Please respond to the following questions, include any comments, and send by reply email.  You can also attach pictures, if that helps with the description.

  • Would you prefer a playground geared toward ages 2-5?
  • Would you prefer a playground geared toward ages 5-12?
    Equipment for these age groups cannot be mixed; it has to be one or the other.
  • Do you want swings? Swings need 32’ plus 16’ in front and 16’ in back.

List some playground equipment and structures that you would like to have in this playground:

Are there any special features you would prefer?

What playground structures do your children enjoy the most?

Would you be available to meet with the playground vendor?  We do not have a specific date or time yet, but it should be soon.

Additional Comments and Suggestions:

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May
04

Broyhill Park REMINDER – TRIANGLE GARDEN

REMINDER – TRIANGLE GARDEN DAY & PLANT EXCHANGE
Saturday, May 6, at 2:00

Broyhill Park Triangle at Graham Road & Strathmore Street
Bring shovels, pruners, loppers, or other garden tools for digging and trimming.
Help to enlarge and plant more perennials in the butterfly garden.
Bring divided perennials, seedlings, or other plants to exchange and get something new for your garden.Come and help clean up the entrance to our neighborhood! 
All Broyhill Park residents welcome!

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Apr
16

Tree Rescue at Broyhill Park

TREE RESCUE AT BROYHILL PARK

Tuesday, April 18
10:00AM – 12:00 Noon

Broyhill Park residents are invited to participate in a tree rescue session led by Friends of Holmes Run on Tuesday, April 18, from 10am-12noon at the entrance to the “Broyhill Park” on Camp Alger Avenue between Dye & Nealon Drives.  The purpose of the session will be to cut vines off of trees, so volunteers will need to bring a heavy duty pair of loppers.  Please come to help with this effort if you are available that day.

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Mar
27

Civic Association Events THIS WEEK

REMINDER – Civic Association Events THIS WEEK

1) Thursday March 30 – General Membership Meeting at Thos. Jefferson Library, 7:00pm
2) Saturday April 1 – Stream Clean-up starting at 10:00am at the Broyhill Park on Camp Alger Avenue

Open to all Broyhill Park residents.

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Mar
06

Broyhill Park Newsletter Delivery

Dear Neighbors:

The Broyhill Park Civic Association is in need of a few more volunteers to deliver the Broyhill Park newsletter.  This involves hand-delivering the newsletter to homes on or near your street.  The newsletter is published only twice a year, and it only takes about ½ hour to deliver a street, so this is a very small time commitment.  We have just printed the spring newsletter and have 2 open routes, as follows:

  1. We need a volunteer who lives on Lee Park Court to deliver to the 38 Broyhill Park homes on Lee Park Court.
  1. We need a volunteer who lives on either Brush Drive, Locker Street, Kenfig Place or Gary Court to deliver to the 39 Broyhill Park homes on those streets.

If no one comes forward, those streets may not receive the spring newsletter.  Send a reply to this email if you can help your neighborhood by delivering newsletters to either of these routes.

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