Kohler to Challenge Frey
Georgette Kohler is officially launching her campaign for Sully District Supervisor, this Thursday, May 29, from 7-9 p.m. at the Centreville Fire Station on Old Centreville Road. The public is invited; for more information, call Deborah Broderick at 703-679-9032. Voters in the Sully District Democratic Caucus on May 17 chose Kohler as the Democratic contender against incumbent Michael R. Frey.
Dog's Killer is Sought
Fairfax County Animal Control is looking for whoever shot someone's pet dog, Monday morning, in Clifton. A multi-colored Pekingese was found seriously injured near the intersection of Ryan Lynn Drive and Yates Ford Road. A passerby saw it, around 8:30 a.m., and called authorities.
Animal Control Officer Andrew Sanderson responded and took the dog to a local veterinary clinic where it was determined that it had sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body. Police say the dog was critically injured and had to be euthanized. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Animal Control at 703-266-6490 or Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 703-691-8888.
Sully Land-Use, Traffic
The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations Land-Use and Transportation Committee will meet Monday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., in Supervisor Michael R. Frey's (R-Sully) new office. It's in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., in Chantilly. Call Jeff Parnes, evenings, at 703-904-0131.
Clifton Town Council Meeting
The next meeting of the Clifton Town Council will be Tuesday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton.
Centreville Community Coalition
The Centreville Community Coalition will meet Wednesday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at Union Mill Elementary. Call Debbie Martin at 703-802-9454.
Enterprise at Chantilly Expo?
Enterprise car rentals has an office in the Chantilly Expo Center area, in the vicinity of a laser-tag place. Currently, it just does paperwork there, but it wants to change things so that people may actually pick up and drop off their rental cars there, too.
The idea was presented at the May 20 meeting of the West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee — followed by a lengthy discussion of the challenges of finding parking in that area, especially during Expo Center shows on the weekends. Enterprise will return again to the WFCCA in June and is scheduled to go before the county Planning Commission on July 9.
Tree Maintenance Planned
Volunteers with Greater D.C. Cares will do tree maintenance, this Saturday, May 31, from 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m., in Cub Run Stream Valley Park. It's part of the organization's annual Servathon Day and is being coordinated locally by Fairfax ReLeaf.
General tree maintenance will be done on trees planted between 1993 and 1998. It involves loosening or removal of tree protectors, identification and removal of invasive plants, and elimination of trash and debris. Volunteers will also prune and mulch this area and monitor the stream.
To reach Cub Run Stream Valley Park, from Route 29 west in Centreville, turn right onto Pleasant Valley Road and right onto Wetherburn Drive. Go to the second firebreak (open area with no houses or trees, after 15145 Wetherburn Drive) on the right. Follow the concrete path to the site. A small stream is to the right, and groups of white plastic tree protectors are to the left.
Biting Dog, Owner, Sought
Fairfax County Animal Control is seeking information about a dog and its owner after an incident Sunday on New Parkland Drive, near Monroe Manor Drive, in Franklin Farm. Police say a 28-year-old woman was jogging when a dog bit her on the leg. The dog — described as a black-and-tan, large mixed-terrier with a black muzzle — was being walked on a leash by a man in his 50s with gray hair and a beard.
The woman told the man that his dog bit her, but the man simply replied that his dog was current on its vaccinations — and then quickly left the area, without providing any further information. Anyone with information about the dog or its owner is asked to call Animal Control at 703-266-6490.
WFCM Urgently Needs Food
The Western Fairfax Christian Ministries is still greatly in need of food to replenish its pantry to keep pace with the rising demand.
Area residents are asked to help needy families in the local community by donating any of these items: Tuna, canned meats, spaghetti sauce, canned pasta or meat meals, jellies, dried pasta, canned fruits — especially applesauce, fruit juices, baby items and personal-care items.
Call 703-815-3238 or bring these things to the Shepherd Center food pantry. It's open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and is between Fashion Bug and Payless Shoes in the Sully Plaza Shopping Center at 13924 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly.
The Manassas National Battlefield Park Stuart's Hill Center will host a water-quality workshop, Saturday, June 7, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Citizens will discover the life in Occoquan watershed streams and what they can do to protect them.
The event is sponsored by the Audubon Naturalist Society and Prince William Conservation Alliance. Advanced registration is required at www.AudubonNaturalist.Org or 703-803-8400.
Film on Occoquan Reservoir
A film about the Occoquan Reservoir, its watershed and future challenges will be presented Sunday, June 8, from 6:30-8 p.m., in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. The 60-minute film is narrated by NPR's Frank Statio. Call 703-803-8400.