<sh>Man Charged with Peeping
<bt>Fairfax County police have charged a Chantilly man with peeping. He is Troy Millard, 35, of 14514 Iberia Circle in the Dulles Meadows community.
Officers were summoned last Friday, Feb. 25, at midnight to the 14000 block of National Drive — in the same community — for a peeping complaint. Police say a 12-year-old Chantilly girl was watching TV with two 13-year-old friends when they noticed a man standing outside the window.
They said the man left and then returned to the window — this time, using a step ladder to look inside. Police say evidence at the scene and witness statements led them to arrest Millard at his home. They charged him with peeping into an occupied dwelling. He was held on $1,000 bond at the Adult Detention Center and has a May 9 court date.
<sh>Craddock's Campaign Kick-off
<bt>Chantilly resident Chris Craddock will officially kick off his campaign for delegate of the 67th District on Thursday, March 3. Jim and Kyle Hard will host the kick-off event at their home at 12811 Holly Grove Court in Fairfax beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Craddock, a lifelong Northern Virginia resident and director of student ministries for King's Chapel, decided to enter the race when he saw what he believed to be a breakdown of trust between voters and their current delegate, Gary Reese, during the budget battle of 2004. Craddock supports marriage between one man and one woman, and he holds an unapologetic pro-life position. For more information on the campaign or kickoff event, go to Chriscraddock.com.
<sh>Difficult Run Watershed Forum
<bt>Two meetings are slated this week to inform residents how they can impact the health, safety and quality of their communities by participating in plans to improve Difficult Run. The meetings are free and open to the public.
One is set for Thursday, March 3, from 7-9 p.m. in the Fairfax County Government Center. The other will be held Thursday, March 5, from 1:30-4:15 p.m. in the Langston Hughes Middle School cafeteria, 11401 Ridge Heights Road in Reston.
Attendees are welcome to arrive 30 minutes earlier for either forum to sign in, enjoy refreshments and view informational displays. For further details, see www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/watersheds/ or call Krystal Kearns at 703-324-5821.
<sh>Sully Land Use, Transportation
<bt>The Sully District Council Land-Use and Transportation Committee will meet Monday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Jeff Parnes at 703-904-0131, evenings.
<sh>Childtime Donates $22,000 for Tsunami Victims
<bt>Childtime Learning Center of Clifton this week gave a $22,000 donation to UNICEF to help children orphaned by the Asian tsunami tragedy. The donation includes funds from Learning Care Group Inc., Childtime's parent company — which matched the funds collected at Childtime centers, including the Union Mill Road location.
Collection containers were placed at the front desks of all Childtime centers between Jan. 6-21. The funds were then tallied, corporate contributions made and the total announced and given to UNICEF. Those interested in the effort should call Childtime at 703-631-3113 for details.
<sh>Park Authority to Meet
<bt>The next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority will be Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. It's in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.
<sh>County Transportation Mtg.
<bt>The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is holding a meeting Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at Rocky Run Middle School, 4400 Stringfellow Road in Chantilly. The purpose is to solicit public input on the County Transportation Plan Update. This is being done so the county can update its forecasts and policies to guide long-term system improvements.
<sh>Clifton Democratic Women Mtg.
<bt>The Democratic Women of Clifton will hold a "Bring Your Own Teacup" meeting, Sunday, March 13, from 3-5 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall at 12641 Chapel Road. Membership is limited to those in the Clifton Elementary School District. Attendees are asked to bring their ideas, ideals and teacups. For more information, see firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kathy Kinter, 703-988-9565, or Lisa Wiener, 703-631-5262.
<sh>Lawyer's License Suspended
<bt>The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board last week suspended the license of an attorney who lives in Chantilly. She is Cara Lynn Romanzo of Chambers Drive. On Feb. 23, the Board suspended her license to practice law for 30 days, effective retroactively to Feb. 2.
During late 2003 and early 2004, Romanzo practiced law while her license was administratively suspended. According to the Virginia State Bar, "This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges against Romanzo."
<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.