May 16 CWCA Annual Meeting

May 11, 2017 at 12:02 pm

CWCA Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Canterbury Woods Elementary School Cafeteria

We encourage everyone to attend this once-a-year meeting to learn more about our community. Additionally, we will have speakers present topics of concern within our community.

Planned speakers:
Michael J. Guarino from the Braddock Road Expansion project
Supervisor John C. Cook , Braddock District (possible)
Ann Sharp, Senior Staff Assistant for Constituent Services of Braddock District

May 13th Bulk Trash Pick Up for American Disposal Customers

April 30, 2017 at 7:20 pm

ATTENTION American Disposal Customers:  Bulk trash pick up is coming May 13th! 

1) FOUR (4) “bulk” items max per customer (bulk could mean anything from a furniture item such as a chair, sofa, mattress, or carpet to bicycle, gym equipment, etc. ).  If you leave out more than 4 items, they will choose the 4 to take and leave the rest in your property for you to bring back into your house

2) PROHIBITED ITEMS: see list of prohibited items below; however, use the presence of chemicals, solvents, petroleum based products as a guide for what not to try to dispose of…thus, no paint cans, propane tanks, used oil, etc.  (These can all be recycled at the Fairfax County Waste Management Complex)

3) No “routine” garbage items.   (*This is not intended as an extra garbage pick-up day, so they will not pick-up trash bags, lawn debris, etc.)  

4) If you are NOT an American Disposal customer, your bulk trash will NOT be picked up.  We tried to negotiate a bulk trash pick up with New Republic, but they declined to participate.

5) Your dues need to be paid in full for 2017!!! This service is for dues paying American Disposal customers..

Please note this is normally a $50 service you are receiving for FREE.  Our thanks to Adam Strickland for organizing. 

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May 6 Community Yard Sale

April 18, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Get ready for the Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 6!

*Start gathering your treasures NOW to sell on May 6th. Plan how you are going to display your items and price them before the sale day.

*The civic association will advertise the CW Yard Sale but you can do posters or place your own ad on Craig’s List, etc. to direct customers to your specific house.

*Have two people working your site – you’ll need bathroom breaks!

*Possible light rain? Use your garage or a tent on your driveway.

*If you have only a few items, you can go in with one or two nearby neighbors to make a bigger showing. Or you can take items before Saturday (and get a tax deductible receipt) to Tammy and Kathy’s yard sale at 8503 Queen Elizabeth (703-425-1249); they will continue their tradition of donating the proceeds to the American Cancer Society.

*YES, you can have a bake sale/lemonade stand to draw customers!

*Don’t forget to decide in advance what you’ll do with stuff that doesn’t sell. (If your trash service is American Disposal, and you want to get rid of several large items, see the posting about the American Disposal Bulk Trash Pick up Day on May 13th.)

Happy Selling!!!!

Questions? Email Susan DiMaina at

January 4th Draft Task Force Meeting Handout

January 4, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Dear CW residents,

Many of you are aware of the proposed improvements for Braddock Road and the surrounding area.  For those of you who are new or have not been following the progress, here is a quick background.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors first adopted a plan for widening of Braddock Road in 1990. Later, the Northern Virginia 2010 Transportation Plan recommended High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) widening on Braddock Road from Burke Lake Road to I-495 and conventional widening from Guinea to Burke Lake Road.  There is Commonwealth funding now available and Fairfax County awarded a contract in November, 2014 to evaluate potential improvements on Braddock Road from Guinea Road to the Beltway.  It is important to understand that other roadways in our area are also under consideration for improvements and the totality of these improvements are studied as an impact to traffic flow.

In February, 2014, Supervisor Cook formed a Braddock Road Multimodal Study Citizen Advisory Group. The group has, as members, representatives from Home Owners Associations (HOA) and Civic Associations (CA) from each of the communities surrounding Braddock Road and provides the opportunity for each of these communities to have a voice during the course of the Braddock Road Multimodal Study. Canterbury Woods is one of these communities.  Our current community representative is Paul Hopler who attends all of the Braddock Road Task Force meetings.

It is important to remember that right now NO decisions have been made on exactly what changes will be coming to Braddock Road, if any.  In addition, the multimodal study evaluated traffic flow in the year 2040! However; if decisions are made to improve Braddock Road, construction could potentially begin and occur in the 2021-2024 timeframe.

There is a lot of information on the Fairfax County website, that I encourage you to read.

Multimodal Study:

History of meetings and materials passed out at the meetings:

I have attached the latest materials from the December 7th Braddock Road Task Force meeting.  The Task Force meetings consist of only assigned community representatives, which as I mentioned above is Paul Hopler for Canterbury Woods.  In addition, there are meetings that are held that are open to the public.  The next public meeting is expected to take place in February 2017.  We will update you when the date becomes available.

I also highly recommend subscribing to the Braddock Beacon.  It comes out once a month and is a wealth of knowledge about what is happening in our community. You can signup by clicking the link at the following website. The link is at the top of the page.

Dale Johnson
CWCA President