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Week in Herndon

Teen Charged in Fire

<bt>A 15-year-old was charged Tuesday, Dec. 2, with 11 counts of setting a fire capable of spreading, which is a Class 6 felony.

The arrest is in connection with several Dumpster and trash receptacle fires near the Franklin Farms Shopping Center between July 1 and Dec. 1 of this year. The 11 fires caused damages totaling approximately $8,000.

The teen was being held at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center and a hearing is scheduled for Dec. 17. A Class 6 felony carries a term of imprisonment ranging from one to five years and/or a fine of up to $2,500.

<sh>Post Office Extends Hours

<bt>The Herndon Post Office, 590 Grove St., will be extending its weekend hours during the holiday season. Saturdays, Dec. 13 and 20, the post office will be open until 5 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 14 and 21, the hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

In addition, customers can use computerized services, such as Click-N-Ship, or purchase shipping supplies by visiting www.usps.com.

<sh>Alabama Drive Ribbon Cutting

<bt>The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Alabama Drive Improvements Project will take place Saturday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m., on Arkansas Avenue. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Sheri Porter at 703-435-6853.

<sh>Commerce Center Ground Breaking

<bt>Tetra Partnerships will hold the official ground breaking for the Herndon Commerce Center Monday, Dec. 15, at 754 Elden St., at noon.

<sh>Town Calendar

<bt>Wednesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

ARB/HPRB work session. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Monday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m.

ARB/HPRB public hearing. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Thursday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Board of Zoning Appeals. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Monday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m.

Planning Commission work session. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Wednesday, Dec. 24

Town offices close at noon; Community Center open 6 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 25

Town offices and Community Center closed.

Friday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Community Center open.