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<sh>Crash Claims Chantilly Man

<bt>Family and friends are mourning the loss of Chantilly's Christopher Digiorgio, 22, who died Saturday afternoon after a motorcycle accident. According to Fairfax County police, Digiorgio, of the Brookfield community, was driving a 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle southbound on Walney Road, around 2:58 p.m., when the tragedy occurred.

At the same time, say police, a Clifton woman was backing a 2006 Dodge Stratus onto Walney Road from a private driveway, and the motorcycle struck the vehicle's passenger side. Digiorgio was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he later died. The woman was not injured. Police say speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident, and the investigation is continuing.

<sh>Free Carseat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, Sept. 7, and Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 5-8 p.m. each day, at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. They’ll make sure the carseat is 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 times. For additional child seat inspection times throughout Fairfax County, call the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau at 703-280-0559.

<sh>Water-Quality Study Meeting

<bt>The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host a public meeting Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. about a water-quality study for the Occoquan Reservoir. It will be held at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., in Chantilly.

The DEQ, plus the state's Departments of Conservation and Recreation, are working together to learn the source of low levels of dissolved oxygen that have been found in the reservoir. Although this oxygen has not impaired the Occoquan Reservoir as a drinking-water source, there's concern that it could possibly have adverse effects on the aquatic life within the reservoir.

<sh>Fair Oaks District Station Holds Open House Saturday

<bt>The public is invited to an open house full of fun family activities, this Saturday, Sept. 9, from noon-3 p.m., at the Fair Oaks District Police Station. It's at 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, and the event includes a helicopter display, K-9 dogs, police cars, fire engines, child I.D.s and demonstrations of police equipment.

A Rock-n-Ride block party is slated for noon, featuring live classic rock from WildCard, fresh-cooked food for sale, a silent auction of sports and Hollywood memorabilia and raffle prizes galore.

Police officers are partnering with the fifth annual RE/MAX Premier Rock-n-Ride that benefits the Children's Miracle Network and HEROES Inc. The Children's Miracle Network helps children with life-threatening illnesses, and HEROES Inc. aids children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Riders participating in this event will join the festivities at the Fair Oaks District Station at 12:30 p.m., after traveling through the Virginia countryside.

<sh>Chantilly Community Coalition

<bt>The Chantilly Community Coalition will meet Monday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m., in the conference room of the Chantilly Regional Library. Call Carol Hoffman at 703-378-6155.

<sh>Sully Land-Use, Transportation

<bt>The Sully District Land-Use and Transportation Committee will meet Monday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m., at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., in Chantilly. Call Jeff Parnes at 703-904-0131, evenings.

<sh>Park Authority to Meet

<bt>The next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority will be Wednesday, Sept. 13, 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>Democratic Women of Clifton

<bt>Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerry Connolly (D) will address the first meeting of the year of the Democratic Women of Clifton. It will be held Sunday, Sept. 17, from 2-4 p.m., in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. All are welcome; call Jane Barker at 703-830-1355 or e-mail her at cliftonwomendems@aol.com.

<sh>Meals on Wheels Needs Drivers

<bt>The Fairfax Area Agency on Aging "Meals on Wheels" program is in immediate need of drivers to deliver meals, Monday through Friday, to senior adults living in Fairfax County. Volunteers who speak Vietnamese are also needed.

The job involves picking up meals at specified sites between 10:30 a.m.-noon and delivering them to seniors by 1 p.m. Drivers may choose to deliver meals on a daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly or substitute basis. Call the Fairfax AAA Volunteer Intake Line at 703-324-5406 or e-mail melanie.mitchell@fairfaxcounty.gov.

<sh>Role Models for Children

<bt>Volunteers are needed throughout Northern Virginia to be positive role models for children who currently have an incarcerated parent. Mentors meet with children two hours per week. Weekly meetings are supplemented by monthly group recreational activities. The only qualification required is a desire to help a child in need.

To sign up for the mentor training session at the Center for Multicultural Human Services in Falls Church, call Ellen Klene, Volunteer Program manager, at 703-533-3302, ext. 107, or see www.cmhs.org.

<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.