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<sh>Students Raise $2,000 for Cancer Research

<bt>Students at Louise Archer Elementary School are donating their spare change to help fund research to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The effort is part of the national "Pennies for Patients" program, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

In the first two weeks, Louise Archer's drive has raised nearly $2,000. The three-week campaign ends Feb. 18.

"This really shows kids that they have the power to make a dramatic difference in the lives of people who need their help," said David Timko, executive director of the Society's area chapter. "The support of Louise Archer students will really help us in our mission of finding cures for these blood-related cancers and helping patients and their families deal with these diseases."

Since 1993, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary-, middle- and high-school students nationwide for the Society.

<sh>Plan a Trip to Disney World

<bt>"Travels Far and Near," a monthly travelogue program, presents "Planning a Vacation to Disney World," on Monday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Disney World frequent vacationer David Hoffman presents detailed information about his firsthand travel experiences and provides take-home reference materials. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call 703-255-6360 or visit www.ci.vienna.va.us.

<sh>Town Seeks Award Nominees

<bt>The Town of Vienna invites area residents to nominate outstanding volunteers in recognition of their service to the town. Mayor M. Jane Seeman plans to honor these volunteers at a special ceremony on April 12. Nomination forms for outstanding community volunteers are available at Vienna Town Hall, 127 Center St. S., Vienna. Completed forms must be submitted by March 1. For more information, call 703-255-6311.

<sh>Town Tax Due March 1

<bt>Town of Vienna's annual business, professional and occupational license tax is due March 1. All businesses in the Town of Vienna, including home occupations, must renew their business licenses by March 1. License tax forms are available in the Finance Department at Town Hall, 127 Center St. S., and online at www.ci.vienna.va.us. For more information or assistance in figuring license taxes, call 703-255-6321.