Week In McLean

Week In McLean

Man Exposes Himself to Teens

<bt>On Thursday, Oct. 5 at about 3:45 p.m., a 13-year-old and two 14-year-old girls were walking in the 1600 block of Davidson Road toward McLean High School. According to Fairfax County Police, the girls looked across the street and saw a man seated along the wood line. He was completely naked and exposed himself to the victims. The teens told administrators at school, who then called police. Officers were dispatched and searched the wooded area and surrounding neighborhood for over an hour, but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as white, in his 40s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Hearing on Georgetown Pike

<bt>On Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. a public hearing is scheduled for a proposal to prohibit through truck traffic on Georgetown Pike between the Capital Beltway and Leesburg Pike, as part of the Residential Traffic Administration program. For more information, contact Dranesville District Supervisor Joan DuBois at 703-356-0551.

<sh>MCC Survey Says …

<bt>Beginning Thursday, Oct. 12, the McLean Community Center will begin to “reach out and touch” a random number of McLean tax district residents through a telephone survey. The 11 members of the center’s Governing Board are asking residents of Dranesville Small District 1A to take a few minutes to participate in the survey. The information gathered will be used to determine how the center can best meet residents’ needs as it plans for the future. The survey is confidential and is being conducted through George Mason University’s Center for Social Science Research. It will consist of questions related to tax district residents’ use of the center and their opinions on MCC programs and services. For more information on the survey, call the center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 703-827-8255, or e-mail mail@mcleancenter.org

<sh>'Seniors '07' Tag Area

<bt>According to police reports, evidence of a senior prank was seen across the McLean area. Just after midnight Sept. 29, officers found VDOT and county signs painted with “Seniors 07.” Police are still investigating but believe Homecoming events for Langley High School were a factor. The school's football field was also painted. Profane words were found on traffic signs. Numerous other reports were filed in the area to include graffiti on signs and a Fairfax County school bus parked at Cooper Middle School, located at 977 Balls Hill Road. St. Luke’s Catholic Church, at 7005 Georgetown Pike, and St. Luke’s Orthodox Church, at 6801 Georgetown Pike had signs painted. Mailboxes and signs along the following streets were also painted:

Georgetown Pike from I-495 to Chain Bridge Road

Balls Hill Road from Dominion Drive to Chain Bridge Road

1100 block of Waverly Way

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Area Fire Stations Open Up

<bt>In an effort to prevent fires, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will host Fire Prevention Open House Week, Saturday, Oct. 14. The theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week is “Prevent Cooking Fires: "Watch What You Heat.”

Stations will have displays and activities that will both raise awareness and educate residents on fire safety, including preventing fires and fire injuries. Firefighters and paramedics will provide information on cooking safety, the dangers of unattended cooking, and what to do should a fire occur in the home. Additionally, firefighters and members of Local 669, Road Sprinkler Fitters Union, will present a series of training programs on automatic sprinkler systems using mobile training units. One unit contains a working automatic sprinkler system, allowing fire inspectors to perform tests on the system. The second unit contains a live fire room, allowing inspectors to see a fire develop and then see the activation of an automatic sprinkler system.

<sh>Celebrating 35 Years

<bt>The McLean Symphony is celebrating the 35th anniversary of musical contributions to area communities by Music Director Dingwall Fleary. Fleary has been honored with numerous recognitions and awards during his career. The McLean Symphony will dedicate the opening concert to Fleary on Oct. 14 in the McLean Community Center Alden Theater, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Guest artists for this program are violinists Marc Ramirez and Olivia Hajioff. Tickets are available at the door or through Ticketmaster: general admission $20, seniors and youth $15, and children under 12, $5. Tickets for the five concert season series are available at discount. General admission $90. Seniors and youth $70. Children under 12 $20. Visit www.mclean-symphony.org.