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Over-Exposed Man is Sought

<bt>Fairfax County police are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a 12-year-old Centreville girl. The incident occurred last Thursday, Jan. 19, around 7:21 p.m. The girl was in her home in the vicinity of Compton Village Drive and Drifton Court when she heard a knock at the rear patio door.

When she looked outside, she saw a man exposing himself in her backyard. She ran to tell another family member and the suspect fled. He was described as white, 5 feet 8 inches, and wearing a dark-colored, hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information about him or this incident is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or police at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Free Carseat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, Jan. 26, and Tuesday, Jan. 31, 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, 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>Caputo's Town Hall Meeting

<bt>Del. Chuck Caputo (D-67th) will host his first town-hall meeting on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. He will discuss his first few weeks in the General Assembly and will listen to constituents' concerns and answer questions. The public is welcome. For more information, call Lu Ann Maciulla McNabb at 703-476-6944.

<sh>School Boundaries Public Hearing

<bt>A public hearing on the proposed boundaries for the new west Fairfax County elementary school will be held Monday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road in Falls Church. The school will open in September on Dixie Hill Road, near the Fairfax County Government Center and Route 29. Elementary schools affected by the boundary changes will be: Colin Powell, Brookfield, Greenbriar East, Greenbriar West, Willow Springs and Fairfax Villa.

<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>Thumbs Up for Mulford School

<bt>The Mulford School, on Route 29 near Gate Post Estates, is seeking Fairfax County's permission to add 7 1/2 acres already existing on their property for a playground and other uses — including dance, tumbling and karate, horseback riding lessons and a summer camp.

It also needs county approval for residential use of the building's 3,000-square-foot second floor by owners Preston and Beverly Mulford, who'll live there as caretakers. Son Harry Mulford says having the additional land will enable them to have a riding and boarding stable, plus a pool and pool house.

He appeared last Tuesday, Jan. 17, before the West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee and, when he left, the Mulfords had garnered that group's unanimous approval. The issue goes next to the Planning Commission on Feb. 16, regarding the caretakers' residence and land increase, and to the Board of Zoning Appeals on Feb. 28, in connection with the riding and boarding stable.

<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>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>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 (preferably 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.