News Briefs

News Briefs

<sh>Fall Festival, Craft Show Applications

<bt>The Vienna Woman's Club is accepting applications from crafters and vendors for a Fall Festival and Craft Show on Nov. 13, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center. Funds raised go to scholarships for graduating Vienna-area students. For more information or for an application, call 703-938-7716.

<sh>Two Men Charged with Grand Larceny

<bt>Two men were arrested for grand larceny of an automobile in the Tysons Corner area after a pursuit. According to a Fairfax County Police release, Benjamin L. Nasca, 18, of the 6800 block of Jefferson St., Falls Church, and Thomas W. Arnold Jr., 19, of no fixed address, were arrested after an incident that began at the Tysons Corner Mall. On Thursday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m., a police officer identified as stolen a 2001 Toyota Camry parked at the mall. Two men returned to the car, and as two officers approached the Camry from behind, the driver, later identified as Nasca, put his car in reverse and struck a police cruiser. The officers pursued the car onto northbound Dolly Madison Boulevard and onto the I-495 on ramp.

Nasca lost control of the car and crashed into the guardrail on the ramp. Nasca got out of the car and ran from police but was caught. After their arrest, both men were taken to the Adult Detention Center, where they were held without bond. Police charge Nasca with five felonies: grand larceny, resisting arrest, destruction of property, speed to elude, and hit and run. He was also charged with three misdemeanor traffic offenses. Arnold was charged with grand larceny.

Although the incident resulted in two crashes involving police cruisers, no injuries were reported. Investigation into this case is ongoing. The police allege that the suspects may be involved in several other vehicle thefts.

<sh>Take a Trip to Atlantic City

<bt>The Town of Vienna sponsors an overnight trip to Atlantic City on Thursday, Oct. 14. A charter bus will leave on Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Vienna Community Center and return on Friday around 7:30 p.m. Cost for Town of Vienna residents is $154 per person single occupancy, $115 double occupancy and $108 triple occupancy. For out-of-town participants, cost is $177 per person single occupancy, $133 double occupancy and $124 triple occupancy. Cost includes transportation, casino package, dinner and breakfast buffets and overnight accommodations at the Holiday Inn on the Boardwalk. Registration deadline is Sept. 24. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

<sh>Virginia 2007 Committee to Meet

<bt>Vienna's Virginia 2007 Community Committee was created to plan local activities in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. The committee meets on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m., at the Marco Polo Restaurant, 245 Maple Ave. W. The committee is exploring suggested projects for Vienna during the celebration and is also seeking old photos of Vienna. For more information, call Paul Snodgrass at 703-560-6631 or send an e-mail to

<sh>Ride for March of Dimes

<bt>The ninth annual March of Dimes Ride and Poker Run takes place on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 8 a.m., at Tysons Corner. Ride begins at 8:15 a.m., at J. Koons Pontiac-GMC, and riders will follow a 100-mile route along the Potomac River through Loudoun County before returning to Tysons Corner. To participate, riders, including passengers, must raise a minimum of $25. Event activities include a catered breakfast and lunch, a poker run, live music and a competition between Harley Davidson owners and area law-enforcement officers. For more information, call 703-824-0111, Ext. 20, or e-mail