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<sh>Cuccinelli's Town Hall Mtg.

<bt>Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-37th) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss legislation and hear constituent concerns, Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10:30–11:30 a.m., at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road in Chantilly. Constituents are invited to bring questions and concerns, and Cuccinelli and a staff member will be available to assist them with issues dealing with state government.

<sh>Sully Land-Use, Transportation

<bt>The Sully District Land-Use and Transportation Committee will meet Monday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., in Chantilly. Call Jeff Parnes, evenings, at 703-904-0131.

<sh>CAT Team Operation Results

<bt>The Fairfax County Police Department's CAT (Christmas Anti-Theft) Team was busy working, this past holiday season — Nov. 23-Jan. 3 — to deter shoplifting at Fair Oaks Mall.

The goal of this undercover operation was to identify and arrest amateur and professional shoplifters. As a result of the team's endeavors, 101 people were arrested and criminal charges were placed against that same number. In addition, police recovered $31,498 in money and stolen merchandise.

<sh>Clifton Town Council Mtg.

<bt>The next meeting of the Clifton Town Council will be Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m., in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall at 12641 Main St. in Clifton. There'll be a joint public hearing with the town Planning Commission on a proposed, low-impact commercial district for Clifton.

<sh>Deer Hunts in Sully Woodlands

<bt>Under the direction of the Fairfax County Park Authority, Animal Control and Police Department, managed deer hunts will take place in Sully Woodlands on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and Tuesday, Feb. 21. The purpose is to reduce the excessive deer herd in this area; all hunters had to qualify in advance.

<sh>Park Authority to Meet

<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

<sh>Free Carseat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5-9 p.m., and Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. They'll make sure the seats are correct for the child’s age, height and weight, 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>Bank Drive-Thru Window OK'd

<bt>Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) got an OK recently from the West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee for use of a drive-through window at its Centreville branch. It's in the Fort Hill Building at 5900 Centreville Road.

The drive-through window already exists, built in 1987 for a prior bank that never moved in, explained land-use planner Sheri Hoy to the WFCCA at its Jan. 17 meeting. "NFCU moved in there in 2005, but needs its expired, special-exception permit for the drive-in window renewed," she said.

"The drive-through lanes are already there and the bank has been using them fine for four months," she added. "But it then received a letter [stating] that it couldn't use them until its permit is reinstated." The WFCCA unanimously gave its approval.

<sh>Residential Assistance Program

<bt>Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) Is accepting applicants for the Residential Assistance Program (RAP) by close of business, March 1.

Funded by a grant for the Fannie Mae Foundation, over a nine-month period it gives families or individuals financial help, counseling and referrals to services that will steer them toward self-sufficiency. It then follows up with 2 1/2 years of counseling support.

Candidates must have been in continuous residence for at least one year in one of the following ZIP codes: 20120, 20121, 20124, 20151, 22033 and 22039. They'll be required to complete an application for submission to the RAP committee and, if approved, will be required to sign a contract with WFCM. Call Dorothy Fonow at 703-988-9656.

<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>WFCM Needs Donations to Help Local Needy Families

<bt>Each month, Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) provides food, personal-hygiene and cleaning items to some 300, low-income, working families of all races and religions in western Fairfax County. Its food pantry and clothes closet are at 13981 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly, and it's in great need of donations from the community.

The 10 most-needed items are: Cooking oil (22-34-ounce bottles), flour, (2-5-pound sizes), complete pancake mixes and syrup, juices (preferaby concentrate), spaghetti sauce, feminine-hygiene products, deodorant and laundry detergent. Food and personal-product donations are accepted Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at WFCM's back door.

WFCM's thrift shop is open to the public, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Clothing, household items, miscellaneous donations are accepted Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the back door. Call 703-988-9656 with questions or to volunteer, or see www.wfcmva.org.