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August 8, 2002

Bill Thyen of Centreville recently took over as the new State Farm Agent in the Newgate Shopping Center on Lee Highway in Centreville. Thyen is working on obtaining his Certified Financial Planner designation in order to add that to his Property and Casualty business. Call (703) 631-1655.

Fair Oaks Mall Celebrates Restaurant Week. From Aug. 16-25, restaurants at Fair Oaks Mall will provide shoppers with special discounts as part of its first annual Restaurant Week. Specials will include buy-one-get-one-free, discounts of 10-15 percent, free desserts and other specials. Fair Oaks' selection of restaurants include Rocky Run Tap & Grill, Vie de France, Bennigan's, Great Steak & Potato Company, Hunan Gourmet, Pizzeria Uno and Tokyo Express. To take advantage of these discounts, just mention Restaurant Week to your server or cashier. Visit the Web site at www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

Local Hair Cuttery outlets will donate a free haircut to an underpriviledged child for every full price haircut purchased now through Aug. 15. The national goal is to donate 50,000 cuts, which are valued at $500,000. During the campaign, Hair Cuttery stylists will provide kids with the "hottest" hairstyles for back to school. They surveyed kids across the U.S. and found that hairstyles worn by actresses Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen for girls, and singer Aaron Carter for boys were the most popular. Hair Cutterys are located in Centreville at The Village Center at Sully Station, 5637 Stone Road; and Centreville Square, 5945 Centreville Crest Lane; in Chantilly at Chantilly Dart Mall, 13643 Lee Jackson Highway; and in Clifton at Colonnade at Union Mill, 5758 Union Mill Road.

Stuart Damon, a 22-year veteran of Marriott International, is leading a new management team at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. He began as general manager in March of 2002 and is already working to expand the offerings of the four-diamond, resort -style property.

Other promotions include:

* Brian Hilger, a 25-year Marriott veteran, has also been promoted to director of operations.

* Ira Schoonhoven is the new director of events; he has 20 years of experience in hotel event management.

* Mark Galbreith is the new senior sales manager for the Northeast corporate market for the property.

The space hangar at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Annex in Chantilly will be named for aerospace legend James S. McDonnell, founder of the company that built America’s first manned spacecraft.

The naming of the space history exhibition hall at the museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, under construction at Washington Dulles International Airport, is in recognition of a $10 million gift from the JSM Charitable Trust, in conjunction with McDonnell’s sons, James S. McDonnell III and John F. McDonnell.

The gift will be used to complete the hangar, which will house the space shuttle Enterprise and some 135 other large space history artifacts plus hundreds of smaller pieces.

Gov. Mark R. Warner appointed Clifton resident Barbara McCarthy Donellan to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Resources Authority. She is the director of the Department of Management and Finance for Arlington County.

Fairfax Area Christian Emergency & Transitional Services Inc. (FACETS) announced its Board of directors and officers. Officers include Carolyn McGee, Board President; Rosemary Fontaine, Board Vice President; Martha Griffin, Board Secretary; and Victor Garcia, Board Treasurer. Members are Alison Baker, Margy Collom, Harrell Fuller, Diane Hartingh, Ken Huntsman, the Rev. Kenneth Jackson, Susan Nason, Frank Palmer, John Rothenberger, Bob Swecker and Anne Willemann. The Board of Directors is committed to helping the staff and volunteers fulfill the mission of the organization.

FACETS serves homeless and low-income families and individuals in Fairfax County by responding to their individual physical, spiritual and emotional needs. With a volunteer corps of more than 900 and a staff of 14, FACETS addresses short-term needs such as food, clothing, medical assistance and shelter, as well as transitional services such as pre-employment counseling, education, child care, health care and transportation.

Simbo Egbue of Beloved Children in Centreville has been named as a new independent registered agent of Child Shield U.S.A., a national organization dedicated to the safety of America's children. Child Shield U.S.A. provides assistance in disseminating information about missing children. Contact Simbo Egbue at 703-615-3533.