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March 31, 2020

A Message from SHWCA President Charles Becker



In light of the COVID-19 situation and due to the orders issued by Governor Northam prohibiting group gatherings through June 10th, it is necessary to cancel or postpone Sleepy Hollow Woods community events through that time period. This includes the Wine & Cheese Social, the Community Picnic and Yard Sale, and the April meeting. We plan to reschedule the picnic in the Fall, but are currently unsure when we would hold the Wine & Cheese event at this time. As April was our last meeting of the season, we will not hold a session until September. 

March 17, 2020

3rd Annual Recycle & St. Patricks Day Treats Event for March 21st is Canceled!

Given the current climate, we are canceling our 3rd Annual Recycle & St. Patrick's Treats Day planned for March 21st.  We plan to host it again in March 2021.  Meanwhile, whether you are thinking of moving or just need something to do with all this time at home, why not tackle Spring Cleaning?  Here are a couple of options to help you with your unwanted items:


Fairfax County Special Pick-Up

Residential County Residents can take advantage of 5 special collections per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).  You must schedule special collections (brush, bulk, metal, Freon and E-waste in advance.  The cut off time for next day pickups is 2:30 PM the day before your collection day.  Schedule online:  https://specialpickup.fairfaxcounty.gov/



Get rid of your junk fast, safe and thoughtfully with the 1) Donate, 2) Recycle, 3) Dispose system that this company uses.  www.123junk.com 

March 12, 2020

Update: March 26th Meeting is canceled.



In an abundance of caution with the Coronavirus threat, SHWCA is canceling the planned community meeting for March 26th. We do not want to put any of our neighbors at additional risk. We will continue our plan on holding our Wine and Cheese event on April 17th and our final meeting of the season on April 22nd. Of course we will reassess the situation as we get closer to these dates. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in holding any of the positions on the Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary), please email me at beckerc58703@yahoo.com. We will hold a vote at the April 22nd meeting. We also hope to reschedule Officer Azcarate's engagement for that meeting. I wish everyone the best for heath and happiness as we get through this difficult time and hope the situation winds down over the next several weeks. 



Charles Becker

President, SHWCA

January 20, 2020

Mason District Supervisor to speak at Next SHWCA Meeting

Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross, will be meeting with the Sleepy Hollow Woods Community, at our next Sleepy Hollow Woods Civic Association (SHWCA) meeting, Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7:30 PM, This meeting will take place at St. Alban's Church Parish Hall, 6800 Columbia Pike (doors will open at 7:00 PM). All Sleepy Hollow Woods residents are encouraged to attend and hear about issues affecting our community.  This is a great opportunity for residents both new and old to ask questions and hear the county's perspective on a variety of topics. The SHWCA Executive Committee looks forward to seeing everyone at the meeting. 

January 13, 2020

Get Your Taxes Done for Free

Tax season will soon be here, and the AARP TaxAide program will again be available at Mason District Government Center (6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale) from January 30 through April 15.

IRS-certified volunteers can prepare your Federal and State income tax returns. There is no age requirement, or income limit — but the focus is on those with low to moderate incomes. Your information remains confidential. All returns will be filed electronically, completely free to you. Tax counselors work to make sure you get every tax credit and deduction you've earned. Please bring your photo ID, Social Security card, tax documents, and last year's return.  Hours are Monday & Thursday 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday  9:30 am to 1:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am to 1 pm.  For appointments (Tues. & Wed. only) call 571-281-8532.  For information about the 11 other Northern Virginia tax sites call 888-227-7669.

December 11, 2019

Another Successful Membership Drive Closes

We owe a debt of gratitude to our block captains who tirelessly knocked on your doors to collect annual membership dues for our civic association and information for publication in our directory. Membership dues cover entrance maintenance, the website, newsletter, many of the programs the association runs throughout the year such as: the community picnic, community yard sales, and the Oktoberfest Celebration.  That said, the effort would not have been possible without the help of the following dedicated volunteers: Bill Baer, Leslie Bailey, Lawson Bader, Barbara Boots, Ann Cartright, Jim Councilor, Nancy Donahue, Skip Dye, Christy Fase, Kathleen Garces-Foley, John St. Hilaire, Cindy Hyder, Kathye Hamilton, Laura Hinshaw, Cindy Hyder, Amy Miller, Courtenay Pekkala, Tara Rethore, Susan Ronkainen, Mustapha Sanowar, Beth Schreiner, Dara Singh, Kim Stephens, Sally Storr, George Utting, Donna Vasilakos, Flora Wack, and Jessica Wisniewski. Some folks are new, some are veterans, but their help provides the glue that holds the civic association together. We are also very grateful for the help of Cindi Davis for being the block captain coordinator who collected 31 packets from the block captains, to Aneliz Sipe and Kim Grutzik for updating the data, to Paul Przedpelski for printing and distribution assistance, to Bob Schreiner for painstakingly proofreading drafts, to Tom Boots for obtaining company sponsors for advertising, to Beth Schreiner for her capable handling of banking duties, and Lillie Tobash and Selby Redman for coordinating the publishing. The 2020 directory will be delivered to each home in January. 

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Hello and welcome to the

Sleepy Hollow Woods Civic Association.


Sleepy Hollow Woods is a neighborhood of 377 homes (including Oak Knoll Estates, which is part of the Sleepy Hollow Woods Civic Association area) located in the Mason District of Fairfax County.  The community was founded in 1959, and remains one of the premier sites in the Northern Virginia area.  We are located in Annandale, Virginia, just off Columbia Pike and Sleepy Hollow Road.  For more information about our neighborhood, including its history, a local map, photos, and other info, click on the Our Community button above.


This site is intended to be another way of keeping our residents up-to-date on what is happening in the Woods, to let other people know about our community, and to serve as a central point for access to the various community documents.


SHWCA is also on Facebook.  Click here to go to our Facebook group.