Teen-ager Killed in Crash
<bt>An 18-year-old was killed early Wednesday morning in a crash on Lee Chapel Road between Ox Road and the Fairfax County Parkway. According to Fairfax County police, Jamie Alexandra Grimsley of 8214 Lazy Point Lane in Mason Neck, was driving a 2004 Isuzu SUV around 1:50 a.m., when it veered off the road to the right.
The car then traveled across the eastbound lane of traffic, hit a tree and flipped over. Police say the teen-ager died at the scene. Three passengers were taken to Inova Fairfax hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two of the three passengers were 17. Police say it is unknown as yet whether speed or alcohol were factors in the fatal crash. The investigation is continuing. The teens attended Hayfield Secondary School.
<sh>Sully District Council Mtg.
<bt>The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations will meet Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Mark McConn at 703-818-9124.
<sh>Park Authority to Meet
<bt>The next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority will be Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.
<sh>Free Carseat Inspections
<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, Aug. 18, and Thursday, Aug. 25, from 5-9 p.m. each day, at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. They'll make sure the seats are correct for the child’s age and height, the child is securely placed in the seat and the seat is properly installed in the vehicle.
No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves, so the technicians may properly inspect and make adjustments, as necessary. Call the Sully District Child Seat Information line (703-814-7000, ext. 5140) to confirm dates and time. For additional child seat inspection times throughout Fairfax County, call the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau at 703-280-0559.
<sh>Docents Needed at Air and Space Museum
<bt>The National Air and Space Museum is recruiting the next class of docents for its Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center — the most visited museum site in Virginia.
Docents bring the museum's unparalleled collection to life through tours that share the fascinating histories of the artifacts and the people who flew them. Docent positions are unpaid but offer unlimited satisfaction for those who enjoy working with visitors and are inspired by aviation and space exploration.
Docent candidates must agree to a two-year commitment to the program and complete 11 weeks of training. They are given scheduled shifts with a minimum of eight hours per month.
Training classes will be held on Saturdays beginning Sept. 10.
Applications are available on the museum's Web site at www.nasm.si.edu/getinvolved/volunteer, or can be obtained by contacting Udvar-Hazy Center docent coordinator Valerie Clark at 703- 572-4070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed applications must be received by Thursday, Aug. 25.
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is located in Chantilly, off of Route 28. It is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission to the Udvar-Hazy Center is free but there is a $12 fee for public parking. The museum operated a shuttle bus between the center and its flagship building on the National Mall in Washington from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a round-trip ticket costing $12. Group discounts are available.
<sh>Blood Donations are Sought
<bt>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations — especially O positive or negative, as well as A and B. They're accepted Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For an appointment to give blood, call 703-322-1970, or drop in at your own convenience.