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Free workshops on Managing resident Canada Geese -
March 25 & 28, 2009

Contact: Nicholas Kokales at 703-324-1420

There will be two opportunities to hear this presentation:

1:
Date/Time:Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Location: Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 2 and 3
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

2:
Date/Time:Saturday, March 28 , 2009, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Location: Herrity Building, Room 106
12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

Large flocks of Canada geese are attracted to areas that provide food, water and protection. Lakes and ponds in urban areas offer the resources they need to survive; but this also means dealing with goose droppings that pollute local waters, inappropriate nesting areas, and at times, aggressive behavior.

Two identical workshops will be held to discuss proven strategies for humanely stabilizing and reducing Canada geese populations.

Who Should Attend: Owners and manager of ponds, including homeowner associations, golf courses, management companies, business parks, municipalities, and individual homeowners.

Learn: How and when to oil eggs, a humane and accepted method for population control, and how to secure the necessary permit on-line. Also, find out how to make sites unattractive to geese, when it is appropriate to chase geese away and when it is not, and why feeding geese is not good for the geese or the community. Other effective techniques, case studies, and regulations will be discussed.

Arrive early. Workshop starts promptly at 10:00. Bring a neighboring property owner; geese do not recognize boundaries.

The workshop is sponsored by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, Geese Peace and the Fairfax County Park Authority.

For information and to register, contact Nicholas Kokales at 703-324-1420.


Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day - May 2, 2009

Virginia Master Naturalists and the Virginia Native Plant Society are co-sponsoring the first-ever, Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day on Saturday, May 2, 2009. Events are being planned throughout Virginia and will involve students, families, citizen groups and government agencies in an effort to rid natural areas of non-native plants.

This is an opportunity to host a project site, or to participate at an existing site. Anyone who would like to register an event or volunteer to help at a nearby site, should go to www.virginiamasternaturalist.org/invasives/index.html.

Non-native, invasive species cause ecological and economic harm. They typically mature quickly, generate many offspring and can tolerate a wide range of habitats. Because they are able to successfully establish in new territory, invasive species out-compete native species for the same resources and eventually harm trees, wildlife and water quality. They are a serious threat to the quality of our natural areas.

Invasives have taken a firm foothold in many parts of the state and everyone's help is needed to reclaim our natural areas. Removing invasive plants and sowing native flora is a fantastic way to restore water quality and wildlife habitat.


The Fairfax County Tree Commission proudly presents Dr. Jeff Kirwan, Co-Author of Remarkable Trees of Virginia

Co-author Jeff Kirwan is challenging a new generation of Virginians to care for and appreciate trees. The Virginia Tech forestry professor and 4-H extension specialist will speak about his four-year search for Virginia's most remarkable trees and his new book, which features 100 of the oldest, largest, most beautiful and historic trees. The lecture will include slides and stories about some of our special local trees.

Come early for book signing by the author! The talks are free, but a $3 parking fee applies to River Farm visitors who are not members of the American Horticultural Society.

Remarkable Trees of Virginia is temporarily sold out. The second edition will be available in April. For more information about the book or to browse the nominations submitted for the book (most of which couldn't be included), visit http://www.cnr.vt.edu/4H/remarkabletree

There will be two opportunities to hear this presentation:

1:
Date/Time: Thursday, April 16, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Congressional Schools of Virginia,
3229 Sleepy Hollow Road, Falls Church, VA 22042
In Conjunction With: The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia's Spring Nature Night.

2:
Date/Time: Saturday, April 18, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Location: River Farm,
7931 East Boulevard Dr., Alexandria, VA 22308
In Conjunction With: The American Horticultural Society's Spring Garden Market.

More Info: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/4H/remarkabletree


Quarterly Meeting of the Western Fairfax County Citizens Association

Greetings Western Fairfax Communities & Organizations...

Our next quarterly meeting is Monday, April 20, 2009, starting at 7:00 p.m. in Community Room 1 of the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly. We will hear about the activities of the most recent General Assembly session, and how the decisions made in Richmond will impact us in Fairfax County. Our Land Use Committee normally meets the third Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m., in the above room.

We also invite you, your Board members, and interested citizens to attend a special meeting we are holding on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, on the proposed Fairfax County Fiscal Year 2010 budget. As you know, the county faces unprecedented economic challenges that will impact every one of us. Cuts are expected in such services as libraries, public safety, and parks and recreation. This meeting will be an opportunity to ask county staff about potential changes important to you and your neighbors. Please plan to join us at this informative meeting. More information about this meeting is available in the attached flier (PDF format).

We look forward to hearing from you, and for your community's participation in the WFCCA. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at 703-968-7401 or emaqil at president@wfcca-sully.org, or visit our website at www.wfcca-sully.org.

Sincerely,

Ted Troscianecki
President, Western Fairfax County Citizens Association

View or print WFCCA membership form (PDF format).


Summer Classes for Men at the Adult Learning Center

Registration must be completed by Friday, August 17th, 2009.

NOTE: Due to the complexity and and difficulty level of their contents, class sizes will be limited to 8 participants maximum.

Class 1
How To Fill Up The Ice Cube Trays--Step by Step, with Slide Presentation.

Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.

Class 2
The Toilet Paper Roll--Does It Change Itself?

Round Table Discussion.
Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.

Class 3
Is It Possible To Urinate Using The Technique Of Lifting The Seat and Avoiding The Floor, Walls and Nearby Bathtub?--Group Practice.

Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 4
Fundamental Differences Between The Laundry Hamper and The Floor--Pictures and Explanatory Graphics.

Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks.

Class 5
Dinner Dishes--Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Kitchen Sink?

Examples on Video.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM

Class 6
Loss Of Identity--Losing The Remote To Your Significant Other.

Help Line Support and Support Groups.
Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM

Class 7
Learning How To Find Things--Starting With Looking In The Right Places And Not Turning The House Upside Down While Screaming.

Open Forum
Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours.

Class 8
Health Watch--Bringing Her Flowers Is Not Harmful To Your Health.

Graphics and Audio Tapes.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 9
Real Men Ask For Directions When Lost--Real Life Testimonials.

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined

Class 10
Is It Genetically Impossible To Sit Quietly While She Parallel Parks?

Driving Simulations.
4 weeks, Saturday's noon, 2 hours.

Class 11
Learning to Live--Basic Differences Between Mother and Wife.

Online Classes and role-playing
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, location to be determined

Class 12
How to be the Ideal Shopping Companion

Relaxation Exercises, Meditation and Breathing Techniques.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.

Class 13
How to Fight Cerebral Atrophy--Remembering Birthdays, Anniversaries and Other Important Dates and Calling When You're Going To Be Late.

Cerebral Shock Therapy Sessions and Full Lobotomies Offered.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 14
The Stove/Oven--What It Is and How It Is Used.

Live Demonstration.
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, location to be determined.
Upon completion of any of the above courses, diplomas will be issued to the survivors.

Send this to all the guys that you think can stand the heat, and to all the ladies for the best chuckle of their day!


Jan 31, 2009 Town Hall Meetings with Delegate Chuck Caputo

Contact Information for Delegate Chuck Caputo:

E-mail: delccaputo@house.virginia.gov
Mailing Address
Local:
P.O.Box 222154
Chantilly, Virginia 20153-2154

During General Assembly session:
General Assembly Building, Room 517
Capitol Square
Richmond, VA 23218

Phone and FAX
Local:
703-476-6944 (Voice) 
1-866-903-8685 (FAX)

Richmond office:
804-698-1067 (Voice)
804-698-6767 (FAX)

General Assembly Constituent Hotline:
1-800-889-0229 (During General Assembly session only)

Town Hall Meetings

Delegate Caputo will be hosting two town hall meetings in the upcoming weeks and months.

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009, with Senator Mark Herring
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Location:Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, VA 20151


Date: Saturday, March 7, 2009
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Location:Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151


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Fairfax County Spelling Bee - Hayfield Secondary School, March 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Contact: Laura McCafferty, FCCPTA Spelling Bee Chair
Date/Time: Saturday, March 21, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, Virginia, 22315

3rd Annual Fairfax County Spelling Bee

The Third Annual Fairfax County Spelling Bee is being held on March 21st at Hayfield Secondary School. 57 students, each the first-place winner in their own public, private, or home school, will compete for this year's title of Fairfax County champion.

The first place winner of the county bee will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. on May 26-28, 2009. The Scripps National Bee is the nation's largest and most prestigious spelling contest.

The Fairfax County Spelling Bee is a one hundred percent volunteer-run program. Organized by the Fairfax County Council of PTAs (FCCPTA), it relies upon the assistance of parents, PTAs, teachers and staff from participating schools.

Admission is free, but you MUST arrive on time to attend.


Virginia Native Plant Society Annual Green Breakfast- March 14, 2009

Contact: Nicholas Kokales at 703-324-1420
Speaker: Alan Ford, President of the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society
Date/Time:Saturday, March 14, 2009, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Old Country Buffet, Fair City Mall - Route 236 and Pickett Road in Fairfax City (next to Cinema Arts Theatre)

37th Green Breakfast. Topic: The Role of Native Plants in the Landscape

Speaker: Alan Ford, President of the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society

Alan Ford will present a talk on native plants and their role in the landscape. The effects of suburban sprawl on the natural landscape are significant but efforts to restore native plants to the yards and common areas in our neighborhoods can have a positive effect on the wildlife and natural community. Issues of conservation and protecting wild areas will also be addressed.

Mr. Ford will also try to answer the challenging question: Where can one find native plants for sale?

Cost: About $9.00. Pay the cashier as you arrive. If a senior, ask for the discount. No reservations are necessary.

Note: You may bring flyers about your organization's events and activities. There will be a time for announcements.

If you have friends or associates who would like to receive notices about the Green Breakfasts, events and environmental issues, please provide their email addresses to Nicholas Kikales via email or phone at 703-324-1420.

Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District - The Green Breakfast Facilitator


Driver Safety Classes - March 16 and 17, 2009

Contacts:
CONTACT: Lt. Sonny Cachuela
Email: Lt. Sonny Cachuela
Phone: (703) 246-3251 Date/Time:Monday, March 16, 2009, 10am - 3pm AND Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 10am - 3pm,
Location: Criminal Justice Academy, 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly

AARP Driver Safety Classes - Refresher course for drivers age 50 and older

A refresher course is being offered for drivers age 50 and older. This course provides information on safe driving strategies and a thorough review of the rules of the road. Participants must attend both dates to receive a certificate of completion, which may qualify them for an auto insurance discount.

Dates of the course are Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fee: $14/non-AARP members, $12/AARP members. Pre-registration is required. Make checks payable to AARP. Class size is limited.

Sponsored by the Sheriff's Office.

To register, for further information and reasonable ADA accommodations, contact Lt. Sonny Cachuela.


National Consumer Protection Week - March 1 - 7

The Consumer Affairs Branch of the Fairfax County Department of Cable Communications and Consumer Protection has scheduled free events throughout the county to provide information, education and tools consumers can use in uncertain economic times.

Between March 2-6, investigators will be available across from the Government Center Cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to talk with consumers and provide brochures and tip sheets on how to make wise purchasing decisions.

See schedule in PDF format.

For the complete schedule of events and locations, and to find out how to register for the free seminars, or for reasonable ADA accommodations, call Consumer Affairs at 703-222-8435.


Heroin - A Deadly High - Drug Awareness Seminar

Learn how heroin is impacting teens in our community at the Virginia Run Community Center

Presenters:

  • Fairfax County Police Department Narcotics Detective
  • The Alcohol and Drug SAP Coordinators from Centreville, Chantilly and Westfield High School
  • A Recovering Teen and Her Family
  • Local Physician to provide a medical perspective

Join Us and Learn:

  • About gateway drugs such as alcohol and marijuana
  • Signs and symptoms of drug use
  • Steps parents can take
  • Treatment Options
  • What you and your Community can do!!

VDOT Public Hearings
6 pm to 9pm on Thurs, Feb 26, 2009

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold Open Forum Public Hearings on the widening of Route 50 from 4 lanes divided to 6 lanes divided from Route 742 (Poland Rd.) to Route 28.

Meeting to be held on Thursday, Feb 26, 2009, from 6-9 PM at VDOT Nova District Office, 14685 Avion Pkwy, Chantilly.

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Feb 18 Town Hall Meeting on Global Warming

Contacts:
Erik DuMont, Pew Environment Group
Phone: 571-926-4079
Email: erikva2007@gmail.com or

Kristin Elia, Environment Virginia
Phone: 848-228-1846
Email:Kristin@environmentvirginia.org

Warming Up: Why Northern Virginia Needs Congress to Address Global Warming

Attend a Town Hall Meeting
Hear from experts, including Northern Virginia's newest member of Congress, Congressman Gerry Connolly, about how Congress will address global warming.

What: Town hall meeting with:

  • Congressman Gerry Connolly
  • Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County Board Chairman
  • Kent Baake, Founder, Continuum Energy Solutions
  • and other leaders
  • Dale Medearis, Senior Environmental Planner within Environmental and Planning Services, Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Where: City of Fairfax Regional Library
10360 North Street Fairfax, VA 22030-2514

When: Wednesday, February 18th, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Who:Free and open to the public, bring family, friends and co-workers

Why: The need to address global warming is urgent. Fairfax County, Arlington County and Alexandria have been local leaders and in December 2008, Virginia joined the effort with recommendations from the Governor's Commission on Climate Change. The Commission found, among other things, that parts of Virginia ranked "10th in the world in value of assets exposed to increased flooding from sea level rise [due to global warming]."

Now it is the federal government's turn. During his inaugural address, President Barack Obama noted the urgency of clean energy, global warming and jobs - three crises which require national action.

Sponsors: Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Environment Virginia, the National Audubon Society and the Pew Environment Group sponsoring a question-and-answer town hall forum for Northern Virginia residents to hear directly from local business leaders, scientists and elected officials.


Creating Healthy Communities Close to Home

Green is in and the benefits of acting locally have never been more apparent. From the Obama administration to the state's Renew Virginia initiative, there's lots of noise and even a few details on how we can really make a difference.

There's a huge variety of good things to do... from low impact development to energy efficiency, protecting natural resources in our communities and creating wildlife habitats in our backyards.

We hope you will join your conservation-minded friends and neighbors on February 28 at Wetland Studies green building (5300 Wellington Branch Drive, Gainsville) for a great breakfast, good conversation and to learn more about how we can act to create healthy communities close to home.

Program Agenda:

  • Welcoming Remarks - Tom Davis, Congressman for the 11th Congressional District, 1995-2008
  • From Your Backyard to the Bay - Charles Smith, Natural Resource Specialist, Fairfax County
  • Wrap Up - Occoquan District Supervisor Mike May, Prince William Conservation Alliance Board
  • Green Building Tour - Mike Rolband, President, Wetland Studies and Solutions

Registration Required
PWCA Partners & Members
$25 per person or $40 per couple

General Public
$30 per person or $50 per couple

To register, please mail your check and contact information to the Prince William Conservation Alliance at PO Box 6351, Woodbridge, VA 22195. For more information please contact Kim Hosen at pwconserve.org or 703-499-4954.


Volunteer Fair for Older Adults

Fairfax County Public Library
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 324
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Media Contact: Mary Mulrenan
703-324-8319, TTY 703-324-8365, Fax 703-324-3180
librarynews@fairfaxcounty.gov
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library

Baby boomers, retirees and seniors are invited to attend the Venture Into Volunteering Fair for older adults on March 5, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly VA (get directions). Supervisor Michael R. Frey, Sully District, will offer welcoming remarks.

Attendees will have the chance to visit with area nonprofit groups and county agencies that are in need of volunteers. “During these tough financial times, many organizations are especially in need of volunteers. Older adults have a wealth of experience and talents that can really benefit local agencies,” said event co-organizer Erin Chernisky, volunteer coordinator for Fairfax County Public Library.

The event has won a national award for collaboration efforts and successful connections of over 600 volunteers with over 70 agencies and nonprofit groups. More than 20 agencies and groups will provide representatives to discuss their current volunteer opportunities. Door prizes and light refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by the Fairfax County Public Library, the Department of Family Services' Fairfax Area Agency on Aging, Volunteer Fairfax and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. The grand prize will be provided by the Fairfax Library Foundation. For more information contact: Trina Mayhan-Webb on 703-704-6075 or via email: trina.mayhan-webb@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-8380, TTY 703- 324-8365.

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Brookfield Swim Club hosts Yoga, Aerobics, & Self-Defense Classes

Contact: Michael Kapfer, President, Brookfield Swimming Club

Email: mkapfer@cox.net

The Brookfield Swim Club is trying to establish some on-going classes for the community as well as for the swimming club membership at the clubhouse on Pensboro Drive. We are contracting with Yoga, Aerobics and self-defense instructors to offer these classes which are not fund raisers for the pool; the instructors charge their standard fees and the pool will receive enough to cover utility expenses. We have contracted with a day-Yoga instructor who will be offering introductory/beginner Yoga classes in February. Following is the offiical announcement:

Throughout the month of February, the Brookfield Swim Club will host a Yoga/Pilates Mix class. The class is designed to improve strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance through traditional yoga and Pilates exercises. Over time, these exercises will help create muscle balance, reshape the body, and lengthen the spine. Level one classes will teach alignment and breathing through basic Pilates mat exercises and yoga poses. Level two classes will teach level two exercises and poses, and will be more highly choreographed, move at a faster pace, and incorporate more props and weights. These classes are great cross-training for other sports such as golf, tennis, and horseback-riding. They also help reduce stress and increase energy.

These classes are $16/class, and there will be 10 classes in the month of February; specifically, on Mondays and Fridays from 9:15 - 10:15am. This is open to everyone in the community. If you are interested, please indicate your preference for level 1 or 2 and send an e-mail to dayyoga@brookfieldswimclub.org. An additional class will be offered to children and parents of 8 years old or older during the traditional school day.

We are also hosting a dance (which is really more of a social gathering - no one actually dances) on Saturday, February 28 at the clubhouse. There will be a nominal cost to cover food and drink, probably around $5/person. People can check our web site for updates.

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VDOT Public Hearings
6 pm to 9pm on Thurs, Feb 26, 2009

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold Open Forum Public Hearings on the widening of Route 50 from 4 lanes divided to 6 lanes divided from Route 742 (Poland Rd.) to Route 28.

Meeting to be held on Thursday, Feb 26, 2009, from 6-9 PM at VDOT Nova District Office, 14685 Avion Pkwy, Chantilly.

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Jan 31, 2009 Town Hall Meetings with Delegate Chuck Caputo

Contact Information for Delegate Chuck Caputo:

E-mail: delccaputo@house.virginia.gov
Mailing Address
Local:
P.O.Box 222154
Chantilly, Virginia 20153-2154

During General Assembly session:
General Assembly Building, Room 517
Capitol Square
Richmond, VA 23218

Phone and FAX
Local:
703-476-6944 (Voice) 
1-866-903-8685 (FAX)

Richmond office:
804-698-1067 (Voice)
804-698-6767 (FAX)

General Assembly Constituent Hotline:
1-800-889-0229 (During General Assembly session only)

Town Hall Meetings

Delegate Caputo will be hosting two town hall meetings in the upcoming weeks and months.

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009, with Senator Mark Herring
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Location:Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, VA 20151


Date: Saturday, March 7, 2009
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Location:Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151


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Sully District Newsletter: Jan 2009
Cox Communications Free Electronic Recycling Event from 10am to 2pm on Sat, Jan 17, 2009

Summary:

Recycle your electronic devices in an environmentally responsible way. From 10am to 2pm on Saturday, January 17, 2009, you can bring your old or broken electronic devices to Cox Communications Northern Virginia headquarters, located only 5 minutes away at 3080 Centreville Road in Herndon, Va.

Visit www.pcrecycler.net/cox for more information, to download a computer recycling form, or view a complete list of acceptable items. Get the form by clicking here.


Sully District Newsletter contents follow:

Go Green to Save Green in 2009 - Recycle Outdated Electronics at Free Cox Event

Northern Virginia residents will be able to take another step toward reducing their carbon footprint on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cox Communications' electronic recycling event. The free event will be held at Cox's Northern Virginia headquarters located at 3080 Centreville Road in Herndon, Va.

The event, part of the company's Cox Conserves initiative, provides an opportunity for the public to recycle electronic devices in an environmentally responsible way. To ensure that all items are properly collected and safely processed, Cox is partnering with PC Recycler, Inc, a government approved recycling and data destruction contractor.

"As an industry leader, Cox is committed to proactively helping to reduce the local carbon footprint," said Peter West, vice president of information technology and operational development. "We're hosting this event to offer the public an environmentally responsible alternative for discarding outdated electronics."

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 82 percent of the 2.25 million tons of televisions, cell phones and computer products generated in the last two years ended up in landfills. Cox wants to help reduce that number.

We're part of the Northern Virginia community so it's important that we do our part to protect the environment for our customers, employees and their families," noted West. "Whether it's through conservation efforts like incorporating hybrid fleet vehicles and implementing a network of Cox Conserves ambassadors to identify green opportunities, or by offering online, paperless bill options or hosting a free electronic recycling event, we're going green to help enhance the community." (

Consumers who may have purchased or received electronic equipment over the holidays, including high-definition televisions in preparation for the upcoming digital transition, or have older equipment that they may not have known how to properly discard, will be able to take advantage of this special Cox event.

The Jan. 17 electronic recycling event is open to all residents in the D.C. metro area. Participants can remain in their cars while volunteers unload their outdated electronic devices. Residents attending the event are required to complete a computer recycling form, which will ensure an accurate account of the collected items for government agencies that track the quantity of recycled materials.

PC Recycler can process nearly any electronic item including: computers, laptops, cell phones, printers, CRT monitors, televisions, radios and stereos, DVD and VHS players, and more.

Visit http://www.pcrecycler.net/cox for more information, to download a computer recycling form or view a complete list of acceptable items.


Michael R. Frey
Sully District Supervisor
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
4900 Stonecroft Boulevard
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
703 814-7100
703 814-7110 fax
Sully@fairfaxcounty.gov

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News Release: Dec 12, 2008:
Man Robbed at ATM

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
FCPD-PIO@fairfaxcounty.gov
www.fairfaxcounty.gov

A 31-year-old Centreville-area man was robbed at gun point on Thursday, December 11. The victim was completing his transactions at a Wachovia Bank Automated Teller Machine at 14011 Saint Germain Drive in Centreville when a man approached him from behind. The suspect displayed what appeared to be a hand gun and demanded the victim's money. The victim complied and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was described as a black or Hispanic man in his 20s. He was about 6 feet 4 inches tall and 240 pounds. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black coat, black pants and a white cloth covering his face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail from www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


Additional Info from Officer Brock:

I have gotten a bunch of inquiries about the timeframe of the incident at the ATM. It occurred between 6:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you also remember, it was raining that night. Just another element the suspect may have used to his advantage.

Keep in mind that many robberies are crimes of opportunity. If you present a confused or unsuspecting demeanor, you may just become a victim. Some points to remember when using the ATM:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Try to take care of your banking needs during the day.
  • Avoid going to the ATM alone. Having one or more people with you presents a show of unity. There is strength in numbers.
  • If you must use an ATM at night, make sure it is in a well lit area allowing visibility from the surrounding area.
  • Try to avoid ATM's at the corner of buildings. A corner creates a blind area close to the area where you will be conducting your transaction. By chosing an ATM in the center away from a corner, you will reduce the element of surprise. An individual will be visible when they approach you.
  • Use ATM's in well traveled areas. Avoid secluded areas.
  • Conduct your transaction in a timely manner. Do not hang around. You can count your cash and put it neatly in your wallet at a later time.
  • Do not flash your cash. Get it from the ATM, put it in your pocket or folded in your hand. Get your receipt and go!
  • Trust your instincts. If it feels like a bad situation, get out if you can. Don't second guess yourself.
  • Mentally prepare yourself for a confrontation. Know and do what you need to do to get out alive. If this means surrendering your cash, do so. The money can be replaced... your life can not!

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News Release: Nov 21, 2008:
Police Seek Victims in Fair Lakes Area Attempted Abductions

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
FCPD-PIO@fairfaxcounty.gov
www.fairfaxcounty.gov

Police are searching for two victims of apparent abduction attempts that occurred on Friday, November 14 around 7:45 p.m. in the parking lot of Fair Lakes Shopping Center in the 12000 block of Fair Lakes Circle.

Police received several reports of a man attempting to break into cars in the shopping center parking lot. Officers in the area stopped a man fitting the suspect description that was walking nearby along Fair Lakes Parkway. After giving the suspect commands to stop, the man attempted to run away, then turned and charged towards the officer. Other officers arrived and they were able to take Jeffrey Parsons, 46, of 2223 Christy Place in Herndon, into custody. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

Officers later learned that a man fitting Parsons description was observed trying to abduct two different people in the parking lot area. In both reports, the victims left the scene prior to making documented police reports. In one incident, the suspect was observed getting into a woman's car and demanding that she take him somewhere. An observant passer-by was able to allegedly grab the suspect and remove him from the vehicle. The woman quickly drove away and did not wait for police to provide further information. The victim is described as a white woman, seated in the passenger seat of a locked vehicle.

In another report, a man was seen standing by his vehicle, being ordered to drive him wherever he was told to, by the suspect. In this case, it is unknown how the victim got away. The victim was described as an Asian man, between 35 and 40 years old, wearing a blue fleece sweatshirt and tan pants. He was driving an older model, white Lexus.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866- 411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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Major heroin ring broken up in Fairfax County

by Hank Silverberg, WTOP Radio. View on WTOP

CENTREVILLE, Va. - A major heroin ring operating in Fairfax County has been broken up, according to police.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 10 people, most from the Centreville area, have been charged with purchasing the drugs in D.C. and Baltimore and distributing them over the last year.

The ring was broken up during "Operation Smackdown," a coordinated effort between the FBI and Fairfax County Police.

According to court documents, the ring is responsible for multiple drug overdoses and at least three heroin related deaths since 2007. The 10 people arrested face a variety of charges, and some could face more than 40 years in prison if convicted.

Those charged include 21-year-old Joshua Quick, 20-year-old David Schreider, 19-year-old Lokesh Rawat, 19-year-old Daniel Nash, 19-year-old Tayler Gibson, 20-year-old Anna Richter, 19-year-old Skylar Schnippel from Centreville, and 19-year-old Jessica Remington and 19-year-old Ashleigh Shade of Fairfax.

(Copyright 2008 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)


21st Annual Santa's Ride for Children

Conducted by the Fairfax County Police Department's Motor Squad

Donations needed for the 21st Annual Santa's Ride for Children. This event is conducted by the Fairfax County Police Department's Motor Squad, with the cooperation of the Vienna Police Department, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Fairfax City Police and Virginia State Police.

The Sully District Police Station is now collecting toys for Santa's Ride! Please drop off new, unwrapped toys and games for this great cause!

They need NEW toys, games, books, stuffed animals and gifts. These items will be distributed to children at Fairfax Hospital and to children in the community who might not otherwise have a cheerful holiday season!

These items will be picked up on December 8, 2008. To ensure Santa gets all the toys, please have your donations to the station no later than Sunday, December 7th. Thank you in advance for your donation and generosity!


News Release: Nov 4, 2008:
Animal Shelter Hosts November 16 Rabies Clinic

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
FCPD-PIO@fairfaxcounty.gov
www.fairfaxcounty.gov
Media Advisory: 08Rabies Clinic/MLH
November 4, 2008

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will host its last rabies clinic of 2008 on Sunday, November 16 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the shelter located at 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.

The cost of the rabies vaccine is $10 per pet. Rabies vaccines will be available for dogs, cats and ferrets. No rabies tags will be issued at the clinic. Dogs must be on leashes and cats and ferrets must be in carriers. Dog licenses will also be sold at the clinic for $10.

The reduced-cost rabies clinic is sponsored by the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and Deepwood Veterinary Clinic. Cash and check payments only—no credit or debit cards will be accepted at the clinic.

For more information, call the Fairfax County Animal Shelter at 703-830-1100.

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News Release: Nov 12, 2008:
Traffic Safety Campaign on the Route 28 Corridor

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
FCPD-PIO@fairfaxcounty.gov
www.fairfaxcounty.gov
News Release: 08/drg(1)
November 12, 2008

The Fairfax County Police Sully District Station is conducting a traffic safety campaign to increase public awareness of traffic safety and to reduce motor vehicle crashes. In response to community concerns about traffic and road safety, the Sully District Station has deployed officers on the Route 28 Corridor in the Sully District at intersections where a majority of vehicle crashes have occurred during the past 12 months.

Examples of traffic violations the officers have been looking for include speeding, reckless driving, following too close, aggressive driving and disregarding traffic signals.

The campaign started on November 1, and will continue through the end of the month. Officers will work during daytime and evening hours.

For more information on the campaign, contact Captain C. McAlister, Station Commander for Sully District, at 703-814-7000.

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News Release: Nov 12, 2008:
Fatal Crash on Lee Highway in Fairfax

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
FCPD-PIO@fairfaxcounty.gov
www.fairfaxcounty.gov
News Release: 08/317/0840/drg(8)
November 12, 2008

A 66-year-old Fairfax County man was killed when the motorcycle he was riding struck another vehicle and he was ejected.

Shortly before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12, a 38-year-old Fairfax County woman was operating her 2004 Nissan minivan westbound on Legato Road. The Nissan apparently failed to stop at a red traffic signal and proceeded into the intersection of Lee Highway, where it struck a 2000 Acura sedan, driven by a 25-year-old Fairfax County man, heading south. A 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle was also southbound on Lee Highway near Legato Road. The rider of the motorcycle attempted to avoid the first crash, but was not able to do so before striking the 2004 Nissan. The rider was ejected.

The drivers of the Nissan and the Acura were transported by ground to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The motorcycle rider was transported by medevac helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Richard L.Whitenton, 66, of 11634 Leehigh Drive, was pronounced dead at approximately 10:45 a.m.

Speed and alcohol were not factors in this crash. The investigation is ongoing. This is the 20th fatal crash in Fairfax County in 2008. At this time last year, there had been 38 fatal crashes, resulting in 43 deaths in the county.

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