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>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.
<sh>Residents Invited to Budget Talk
<bt>The Governing Board of the McLean Community Center (MCC) is inviting residents of Dranesville Small Tax District 1A to an Open Work Session on the Center’s fiscal year 2008 budget. The work session will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the center, which is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave. MCC is supported by a real estate tax paid by district residents. The current tax rate is 2.8 cents per $100 of a property’s assessed value. Residents who call the center to announce their intention to attend the session will receive a budget package when they arrive at the meeting. A Public Hearing on the FY 2008 budget and the regular monthly meeting of the Governing Board will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Residents who wish to speak at the public hearing should call 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255, to have their names placed on the speakers’ list. Visit www.mcleancenter.org
<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.