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Week In Great Falls

<sh>Collecting Donations for Wounded Vets

<bt>Local Brownie Troop and Cub Scouts are working together and asking neighbors to help out wounded vets at Walter Reed and Bethesda Medical Center this holiday season. They are collecting new or gently used DVDs and portable, battery-operated DVD players to be delivered to the veterans. Donations may be dropped between now and Friday, Dec. 23 at two locations in Great Falls: Neighbors International Foundation, 1146-D Walker Road, 703-759-2102 and at Loebig Chiropractic, 754 Walker Road, Village Center, 703-757-5817. DVDs and players will be delivered directly to the medical centers. For more information, e-mail Dori Wantula at daks@cox.net.

<sh>Bank Application Deferred Again

<bt>Commerce Bank's special exception application has been rescheduled and will be heard by the Fairfax County Planning Commission on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007.

<sh>Center Offers Fun Dayz Camp

<bt>Children ages 4-9 can get out of the house and relieve their winter "blahs" by coming to the McLean Community Center's Winter Break Fun Dayz Camp, Tuesday–Friday, Dec. 26-29. This year, the center is offering a half-day camp from 9 a.m.–noon, in addition to its full-day camp, which is held from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The daily fee for the full-day camp is $85, $75 McLean district residents and for the half-day camp is $43, $38 McLean district residents. Advance registration is required. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue. For more information, or to register, contact the Center at 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255, or visit www.mcleancenter.org

<sh>Corrections

<bt>In the article "Face to Face at Last" of the Dec. 13-19 issue of the McLean Connection, U.S. Marine Brendan McBreen was incorrectly identified as Brendan Geraghty.

In the article "Crime in Great Falls," it should have stated that the for profit community e-mail network "Neighbors" is working with the Great Falls Citizens Association Crime Watch Task Group, not the non-profit Neighbors International Foundation.

Also, Reston District Station Crime Prevention Officer Katy Fernbacher was incorrectly referred to as Reston District Station Capt. Deborah Burnett.