<sh>Heart Attack Victim Resuscitated
<bt>On May 6, at approximately 5:25 p.m., a Hispanic male was traveling with friends near the intersection of Tapawingo Road and Meadow Lane, S.W., when he fell victim to a heart attack. Medical help was summoned, and Master Police Officer Trent Nelson and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue were dispatched. Nelson arrived to discover the traveling companions removing the victim from a van. The victim had no pulse and was not breathing. Nelson and a traveling companion initiated cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Immediately, MPO Nelson deployed an automatic external defibrillator (AED), a portable automatic device used to restore normal heart rhythm to patients in cardiac arrest. The AED device was utilized and delivered a shock. Shortly thereafter members of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department arrived and assumed treatment of the victim. The victim was transported to Fairfax Hospital where he remains in the care of hospital staff.
<sh>Donations in Memory of Detective Armel
<bt>The Fairfax County Police Department has received reports of phone solicitations in the name of deceased detective Vicky Armel. The only legitimate fund currently available is as follows:
Armel Family Trust Fund
C/o: Fairfax County Federal Credit Union
4201 Members Way
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax County police ask that any solicitations be reported to police. A message of condolence may also be sent via the following link www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police.
<sh>Craft Vendors Sought
<bt>The Vienna Woman’s Club seeks craft vendors for its 46th annual Harvest Bazaar and Fall Festival, to be held Saturday, Nov. 11. The event features local crafters, a bake sale and children’s activities. Proceeds will benefit a scholarship fund for college-bound Vienna students. For information or an application, contact Jan Smith at 703-319-0860 or email@example.com.
<sh>Music Contest Deadline
<bt>The 2006 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest is now accepting entries to its "Metro D.C." Regional Round, co-sponsored by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA). This regional round is open to performing songwriters who reside in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. There is a discounted partner rate for members of WAMA, the Songwriters Association of Washington and the Baltimore Songwriters Association. The submission deadline is Saturday, May 20. Finalists will be announced on Thursday, June 1 and will compete on Wednesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java in Vienna.
Submit either by mail or online through sonicbids. Mail entries, payment and mail-in form are available at www.sonicbids.com/newsongmetrodc. Complete submission information is available at www.newsongfestival.com/contest. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by May 20, or submit online by midnight May 20. The winner of the round goes straight to the national finals of the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest on Saturday, Aug. 26 in Shepherdstown, W.V.
<sh>Park Service Award Nominations Open
<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority is searching for individuals who make a difference in the community's parks. The Elly Doyle Park Service Award was established in 1988 in recognition of Ellamae Doyle’s years of service towards the preservation of parkland and natural and recreational areas in the county. The purpose of the award is to publicly recognize a volunteer or group of volunteers for outstanding contributions to Fairfax County parks.
The service contribution is the giving of time or expertise to the Fairfax County Park Authority for the advancement of recreational or educational opportunities or the protection of natural, cultural and historic resources in Fairfax County. The contribution on which the nomination is based must have occurred with the prior year, although the nomination may also include accomplishments accumulated over time. Anyone may submit a nomination.
Nominations open on May 22 and close on July 7. No more than three awardees will be honored in one year, and up to five special recognitions and one student honoree may also be selected.
Applications can be requested from the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org/parks. They can also be download an application at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/2006doylenom.htm.