Thursday, October 27, 2011

RELAC System Depressurized 10/27/11

I wanted to pass along that we have shut down and depressurized the system.  This will allow customers who wish to perform maintenance on their system to do so - especially those who have concerns that their valves may not hold.  Please pass this along to your residents.

We will recharged the system in three weeks.  

Greg O'Dell
Aqua America

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest

A family pumpkin patch in Block III

Yes, it’s time once again to sharpen your knives for the annual Cluster jack-o-lantern carving contest.  To win all you have to do is – Carve a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern, and display it at your front door, balcony, or in a window 
between 7 and 8 o’clock on Halloween night, Monday Oct. 31.

            Prizes will be awarded that very night by our very able witch/warlock judges. 
1st prize is $15
2nd prize is $10
3rd prize is $5

Judges decisions are final and had best not be challenged.

So join in the fun! 
Carve away! 
Come out, come out, witch ever you are, during that hour and capture the magic of the night!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

RELAC/AQUA VA Billing Questions?

If you have questions about your RELAC/Aqua VA invoice, a knowledgable contact in Aqua VA's billing/collections department has been recommended: 
Janice Bohlin,

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Resource

Wiehle Ave Station--Interior Rendering

Excited about the coming of the Dulles Metrorail or apprehensive about the changes it will bring,  the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority has a Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project website that's a good resource for keeping up with the project.  Includes construction/traffic advisories.

RELAC to Close for the 2011 Season on 10/14

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Landscape Committee Meeting 10-13-11

The next meeting of the Landscape Committee will be on Thursday, October 13th at 8pm.  See the calendar at right for venue.

This meeting is open to all HCA members.  Members have the opportunity to discuss committee-specific issues at the start of each meeting.  If possible, please email either Director Michael Smith or Director Michael Poss beforehand so they can plan ahead.

Telescope Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Back on Saturday morning, Sept. 24 there was an Observatory Building ribbon cutting ceremony at Observatory Park, Turner Farm, Great Falls, the Fairfax County Park Authority’s only observatory.  Observatory Park is just three miles from the Hickory Cluster.  The Park Authority recently completed Phase I of a multi-phase improvement plan for Observatory Park by replacing the observatory dome and automating it for future remote access.   A telescope, recently installed, will provide opportunities for students and the general public to view our starry skies in the not too distant future.

The nonprofit Analemma Society has worked with the Park Authority on the improvement and operation of Observatory Park from the time the park was established. As part of Phase I, Analemma donated the observatory telescope, telescope mount, related equipment and technical expertise.  Fund raising is currently underway for Phase II, bringing computer systems on line that will enable astronomy students at Fairfax County Public Schools, and other users county-wide, to configure remote access control of the Observatory dome, telescope and digital imaging, from their classroom or other remote location.  (Hickory Cluster’s Bob Anderson, a member of the society,  will be happy to answer any questions about the project and future development plans.)  For more information see the Analemma Society's website and The Connection newspaper's story about the ribbon cutting.