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Free Carseat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, Jan. 11, and Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 5-8:30 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.

During 2006, police at the Sully District Station performed more than 1,100 carseat checks/inspections. For more child-seat inspection times throughout Fairfax County, call the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau at 703-280-0559.

<sh>Clifton's Chesley To Be Honored

<bt>A plaque dedication for longtime Clifton Mayor Jim Chesley will be held Sunday, Jan. 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the town caboose. He served as mayor for 14 years, and family, friends, plus several state and local dignitaries will be on hand to honor him.

<sh>Frey Addresses WFCCA Quarterly Meeting Monday

<bt>Supervisor Michael R. Frey (R-Sully) will give his annual, State of Sully address, Monday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at the quarterly meeting of the West Fairfax County Citizens Association. It will be held in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., in Chantilly. Call Carol Hawn at 703-266-6872.

<sh>Westfield Community Coalition

<bt>The Westfield Community Coalition will meet Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., in Chantilly. Call Nancy Bennett at 703-266-2370.

<sh>Caputo's Transportation Meeting

<bt>Del. Chuck Caputo (D-67) will hold a town meeting on transportation, Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10-11:30 a.m., at the Chantilly Regional Library. Residents are encouraged to come and voice their concerns and suggestions. Also present will be the Virginia secretary of transportation.

<sh>Cuccinelli's Town Hall Meeting

<bt>State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-37) will hold two, town-hall meetings on Saturday, Jan. 20. The first one will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. The second meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive.

Each meeting will last an hour, and Cuccinelli will discuss the legislation he plans to introduce in the current General Assembly session. Questions from constituents are welcome.

<sh>Day Care Expansion OK'd

<bt>The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimously approved the expansion of the Montessori Children's Center on Centreville Road, south of West Ox Road.

The school will be permitted to increase its enrollment from 99 to 150 students. And it will build a 2,692-square-foot addition to the existing 5,065-square-foot building. An existing barn will remain.

<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 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.