Free Carseat Inspections
<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, Sept. 15, and Thursday, Sept. 22, 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>Centreville Community Coalition
<bt>The Centreville Community Coalition will meet Friday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. Call Debbie Martin at 703-802-9454 for location and further information.
<sh>Bake Sale for Gaby
<bt>Clear River Community Church will hold a bake sale this Saturday, during Centreville Day, to raise funds toward the medical expenses of Centreville's Gaby Saavedra, 8 1/2, of London Towne. Look for the booth near Centreville Preschool, at the entrance to Centreville's Historic District.
Gaby is currently in Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., being treated for a rare illness that causes her to have severe seizures. Tax-deductible donations payable to Gabriella Saavedra may also be sent to her c/o Chevy Chase Bank, 5613 Stone Road, Centreville, VA 20120.
<sh>Westfield Community Coalition
<bt>The Westfield Community Coalition (for safe and drug-free youth) will meet Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Bring a brown-bag lunch, and beverages will be provided. Membership is free. Contact Nancy Bennett at 703-266-2370 or at email@example.com.
<sh>WFCCA Meets Sept. 20
<bt>A new church, townhouses and model airplanes are on the agenda at the next meeting of the West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee. The group will meet Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.
* Korean Central Presbyterian Church: The 4,000-member Korean Central Presbyterian Church hopes to replace its current facility in Vienna with a larger one here on 80 acres adjacent to Bull Run Elementary. It would be built on environmentally sensitive land between Route 29 and Compton, Pleasant Valley and Bull Run Post Office roads. Proposed is a 245,000-square-foot building with a sanctuary seating 2,000 people, a daycare center and private school.
* Townhouses: Plans are afoot to build 11 new townhouses on 1.7 acres on ODay Drive, off Stone Road in Centreville. It needs the county's approval for a rezoning from one home per acre to eight homes per acre. But residents in neighboring Woodgate Manor object to such high density there.
* Model Aircraft: Northern Virginia Radio Control Inc. will make a presentation to the WFCCA. The group wants to be able to have a designated space Sully Woodlands.
<sh>Sully Republicans to Meet
<bt>The Sully District Republican Committee and others interested in helping elect Republican candidates will gather for a social and meeting on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4-7 p.m. at 6338 Hidden Canyon Road in Centreville. Attending will be elected officials, party leaders and other Sully Republicans. Refreshments will be available. Contact Bob Carlson at 703-758-5812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
<sh>Animal Hospital Expansion OK
<bt>The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved Centreville Animal Hospital's plans to expand. The hospital was built in 1995 along Route 29 in Centreville, near the Bent Tree Apartments. And at that time, the county said it could be 7,500 square feet.
But veterinarian Fred Garrison only constructed a 4,720-square-foot facility, and he now wants to enlarge it to have additional space for examining rooms for his patients. In addition, his architect recommends a two-story extension on the rear of the building, instead of the front, as was initially intended.
It will add six feet on the side and 10 feet on the back. But since doing so will change the hospital's footprint, Garrison needed the county's approval of an amendment to the original building conditions. On Monday, the supervisors OK'd the proposal unanimously.
<sh>'Safe Neighborhoods' is Topic at Sully District Council
<bt>"How Safe is Our Neighborhood?" is the topic of the next meeting of the Sully District Council of Citizens Associations. The group will meet Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m., in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.
Pfc. Liz Barrington from the Fair Oaks District Police Station and Pfc. Mary Hulse from the Sully District Police Station are the guest speakers and will be answering questions such as: "How should we respond to an emergency? Do we have gangs? What should we do to prevent crime in our neighborhoods? What crimes are happening, where and by whom? Are there drug dealers in our neighborhood?"
<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.
<sh>Cub Run Stream Clean-Up
<bt>The next semi-annual clean up of Cub Run stream will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. Anyone who can donate some time is encouraged to meet at the pool at 4347 Cub Run Road at 9 a.m. Supplies will be made available and a safety briefing will be given before starting work. The Fairfax County Park Authority will haul away the trash bags when the work is completed.
Bring a partner or two, since volunteers will be working in groups of at least two or more. Children's groups require one adult for every six minors. The stream is very muddy in places, so appropriate clothes are suggested. Those planning to participate should contact Scott Miller at 703-307-1494 or at email@example.com.