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“People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy .” -   Anton Chekhov. TYSONS WOODS TYLINE P.O . Box 267 Dunn Loring Virginia 22027 Winter 2013. Deep snow in our backyard o n Litwalton Court – Photo J. Trimarchi. 2012-2013 EXECUTIVE BOARD

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“People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.”-   Anton Chekhov



P.O. Box 267 Dunn Loring Virginia 22027

Winter 2013

Deep snow in our backyard

on Litwalton Court

– Photo J. Trimarchi


News and Information for the Tysons Woods Area

Editor’s corner

The last substantial green space in Tysons Corner is under threat of development. An online news article posted by WUSA-9 reports that thirty-three acres of woods and a stream comprise both Courthouse Spring Branch Park and Ragland Park. "It's a chipping away of the woods, and before you know it, they'll be gone. And once they're gone, they're gone," said a local man who regularly walks his dog in these woods.

The large, narrow slice of nature serves as nice buffer between the commercial development along Route 7 in Vienna and the residential neighborhoods.

The massive Tysons redevelopment plan will make the area more dense with high rises around the Metro-rail, bringing 100-thousand new residents. Transportation planners trying to prevent gridlock want to build another exit from the Dulles Toll to Boone Boulevard, which will be extended.

Click here to see entire article.

NOTES from the BOARD:

Wondering what “Area” of Tyson’s Woods you live in?

The Tysons Woods map is on the community web site. Go to to find your home and your area number. Here in the TyLine (left) is the name of your area coordinator, who delivers your TyLine and represents the community on the board, helping to plan and put on our various events.


A combined event this year:

Mark your calendars for the Tysons Woods Winter Adult Event – a wine tasting. This pot luck dinner will be held on March 2nd. See the full announcement inside!

Welcome new neighbors! We hope you are enjoying Tysons Woods, and urge you to join our neighborhood activities. Please drop one of us a note so we know who you are and can get you into our neighborhood database for the next directory. We would like to get the current Directory into your hands so you can get to know your neighbors, and also have this handy reference for local resources.

  • Inside this issue . . .
    • International Potluck & Wine Tasting - Mar 2
    • Local Artist Displays Civil War Paintings
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Directory Update
    • Local Items of Interest
    • Spring Yard Sale – Start Planning
    • Local Play Group
    • Local Fun
    • Community Bulletin Board

Next Board Meeting:

Date will be sent out via E-Mail

Home of Mitch Gittler

2308 Malraux


Deadline for Spring Tyline: 1 April 2013

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Annual Tyson’s Woods Winter Social

  • International Pot Luck and Wine Tasting
  • Saturday March 2nd 7:30-10 PM
  • 2308 Malraux Drive (Mitch Gittler’s place)
  • This is a wonderful opportunity to socialize with your neighbors.
  • Please walk over if you can, no rain or snow date.
  • Tyson’s Woods residents bring one of the dishes below if your last name starts with:
  • A-E – Dessert F-R – Main dish S-Z – Appetizer or Side Dish
  • Please bring a bottle of wine to share.
  • Please RSVP to the evite or directly to Robin Tingley:
  • 571-405-6459
  • This is our only annual ADULT EVENT
  • Local babysitter names and contact info are listed in the Bulletin Board (last page)
  • *non-alcoholic beverages will be available


George Holmes, USAF veteran and Northern Virginia resident, is displaying for the first time, two new paintings, Antietam and The Battle of Salem Church. Two other paintings, General Lee Invades Pennsylvania, and Picketts Charge hung in the Gettysburg Visitors Center for an exhibit. In addition to the Civil War paintings are some of Holmes’ Westerns and local scenes of the DC area.

The exhibit is free and open most days in February at the Frame Factory, 5700 General Washington Dr., #E, Alexandria, VA 22312

 (703) 941-0737

Also visit the Frame Factory location in Vienna, VA to see other works by local artists: 212 Dominion Rd NE, Vienna, VA 22180 (703)


Treasurer’s Report

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Items of Interest

Invasive Management Area (IMA) Volunteer Program

Climbing vines a problem? Shrubs with thorns keeping you from exploring the woods? Many invasive plants are preventing us from enjoying our forests and are degrading our natural ecosystems.

Want to help with parkland restoration or use cool tools? Students or scouts, do you need to earn some community service hours?

IMA is the program for you! Check out our Web site, then call or email us to get involved and help remove non-native invasive species and plant native species.

Click Here For More Info

Call 911 If You Smell Gas

If you smell gas, or if you have an emergency involving natural gas, leave the area immediately, and call 911 and Washington Gas at 703-750-1400 or 1-800-752-7520.

Community Shred Event: Prevent Identity Theft and Help Protect the Environment

Support your local Crime Solvers program while disposing of your personal and financial documents securely! Shredding helps prevent identity theft. Donations accepted to benefit Fairfax County Crime Solvers. Swing by and drop off your papers for a suggested donation of $5 per bag/box. Papers will be shredded on-site. All shredded materials are recycled to help protect the environment.

Saturday, February 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mount Vernon District Police Station

2511 Parker's Lane, Alexandria, VA

What’s Happening in Vienna?

The website is your one-stop source for news, events, businesses, current traffic and just about anything else you’d like to know about life in Vienna!

Directory Update:

Is your information in the TWCA Directory up to date?

Send updates and requests for hard copy directory to

Spring Yard Sale

Start Gathering Your Item for April Sale

Local Play Group

Families with children: Join the unofficial play group at the park Saturdays, 10 a.m.

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Call Randy and Mary Foltz at (703) 854-1608

Local Fun


Friday Mornings with Rocknoceros

10:30 am, Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna - $5.00.

As every family with youngsters in the DC area already knows, Rocknoceros (pronounced like rhinoceros) is three guys: Coach Cotton, Williebob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie, who make wildly popular, award-winning music for the whole family. The three Rocknocerosbandmates "grew up" (if they ever did) in Northern Virginia.  Boggie and Coach, best friends since they were four years old, remember endlessly spinning Beatles records in Boogie's suburban bedroom while "waiting for Williebob" who appeared on the scene in high school.  Now, Rocknoceroshas dominates the Washington, DC children's music scene and gained significant national recognition as well.

Your kids will love their show, and so will you!


If you have ideas or are interested in volunteering with any of the Tysons Woods events or activities, we would appreciate your help. Just drop us a line at

Thanks, from your all volunteer board!

TyLine Advertising and Community Bulletin:

Advertising is available for any TWCA resident who owns a business and would like to advertise in our Tyline. Ads are on a space-available basis and are limited to 4 x 3 inches (quarter page). Ads cost $5 per ad per issue or $15.00 for the year (4 issues), paid prior to the publication date. Email your ad to Penny Firth. Payments (check made payable to “TWCA”) must be sent or given to our treasurer Robin Tingley.

The Community Bulletin Board in the Tyline is available for announcements of interest to the community (e.g. new baby, want to form a club, have an item for sale, etc.) Send to Penny Firth. Max 35 words. No charge. Board reserves the right to review each announcement and accept or reject the request.

Community Bulletin Board

Lawn care by 13 year old Elijah Stauth.  Babysitter & pet care services by 14 year old GiannaStauth. Call 703-204-1122

Kid-sitting & pet care for Tysons Woods: 16-year-old Robin Firth. Parents: Penny & Dave. 703-876-0725.

Archived issues as well as the latest Tyline are posted on the Tysons Woods web site

Kid-sitting for Tysons Woods: 14-year-old Zachary Tomatz. Parents:  Heather & Mike. 571-282-3752E-mail:

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” ― Benjamin Franklin

Use our gmail account to communicate with your volunteer citizen’s association board. Information will be kept confidential within the community:

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