Week In Great Falls

Week In Great Falls

Great Falls Women's Club Annual Opening Tea

<bt>Join the Great Falls Women's Cllub for the Annual Opening Tea. The Great Falls Women's Club will hold an Annual Opening Tea and "Auction with a Twist" on Thursday, September 14, 2006, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at a menber's home in Great Falls. An "Auction with a Twist" will be held at the Tea this year, featuring donated items and services from local vendors and friends. The cost is $20 per person. Learn about the club's interest groups, get information about the upcoming year's events. For information about the Tea, contact Lucy at (703) 759-4699. If you would like to learn more about the Great Falls Women's Club, please contact Barbara Slaybaugh, President, Great Falls Women's Club, P.O. Box 113, Great Falls, VA 22066, bslaybaugh@earthlink.net. Chartered in June, 1980, the GFWC continues to be a respected and vital social and service organization comprised of dynamic, talented and dedicated women.  GFWC provides financial and volunteer assistance to local organizations, including the Fairfax Shelter for Abused Women and Children, Project Linus, Camp Frasier, Lift Me Up, Armstrong School (for children with reading disabilities,) and Volunteer Emergency Families for Children.

<sh>Woman Assaulted in Vienna Area

<bt>A 37-year-old Vienna-area woman was assaulted near her home on Sunday, August 27. According to Fairfax County police, at about 9:50 p.m., the victim was walking in the 2600 block of Glengyle Drive when a man approached her from behind. The suspect assaulted her and attempted to pull down her shorts. The woman screamed and the suspect fled. The victim received non life-threatening injuries during the assault. The suspect was described as a dark-skinned male, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed approximately160 pounds. He was wearing a white football jersey with a blue number. Anyone with information about this incident or this suspect is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the police non-emergency number at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Fill the Boot With Loot

<bt>Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department's Fund Drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association will take place Friday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 4 at the intersections and other public venues in Fairfax County. As a nationally recognized supporter of MDA, Fairfax County firefighters and paramedics, in conjunction with Local 2068 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), will be asking local residents and visitors to support this important cause. The firefighters collected $454,000 in 2005. In the Greater Washington area, Fairfax County firefighters and paramedics are the MDA’s largest contributor. Firefighters and paramedics would like to remind the residents and visitors of Fairfax County that fire apparatus and uniformed personnel will be visible over the Labor Day weekend collecting solely for the purpose of helping “Jerry’s Kids” and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. More information can be found at www.mdausa.org.

<sh>Virginia Indian Festival

<bt>The annual Virginia Indian Festival will be held Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverbend Park in Great Falls. Native American dancing, drumming and storytelling, demonstrations of life skills, crafts, native artwork and pottery will highlight the festival. Virginia tribes including the Mattaponi, Pamunkey, Chickahominy, Piscataway, Upper Mattaponi, Monachan Nation and the Piscataway Nation will join the celebration. Parking is located nearby with shuttle service. Call 703-759-9018 or visit www. fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

<sh>9-11 Ceremony at Great Falls Freedom Memorial

<bt>The Great Falls Freedom Memorial Committee invites all residents to the 9-11 Memorial Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11, commemorating the lives of those who have died in defense of freedom. U.S. Rep. Don Young, a Great Falls resident who represents the state of Alaska in Congress, will be the keynote speaker. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which killed six Great Falls residents. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial on the grounds next to the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. The Great Falls Freedom Memorial Committee welcomes all who wish to participate in planning their ceremonies and help maintain the memorial. Call President Bob Pattavina at 703-759-7727.

<sh>Community Flea Market

<bt>Area residents can purchase second-hand, and some new, items at low prices at McLean Community Center’s (MCC) Fall Community Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 9. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Business Bank parking garage, located at 1451 Dolly Madison Blvd., on Route 123 across from J. Gilbert’s Restaurant.

Professional flea market dealers and individuals selling household items both participate in this sale, offering shoppers a wide selection of goods. A limited number of selling spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $50 each. The deadline to register is Thursday, Sept. 7. Registration forms can be downloaded from MCC’s Web site: www.mcleancenter.org Call 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255.


<bt>According to area historian Milburn Sanders, in the August 9-15, 2006 issue of the Connection, it was incorrectly stated in the article "Collecting Memories" that Dr. Richard Mulvaney was McLean's first doctor. Dr. J.V. Anderson was actually the first doctor in McLean, working from 1894-1917, and 1924-1946.