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Free Carseat Inspections

Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, Jan. 26, and Feb. 9, from 5-8:30 p.m., at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves so technicians may properly inspect and adjust them, as needed.

However, because of time constraints, only the first 35 vehicles arriving on each date will be inspected. That way, inspectors may have enough time to properly instruct the caregiver on the correct use of the child seat. Call 703-814-7000, ext. 5140, to confirm dates and times. More than 1,000 people had carseats checked and adjusted there in 2011.



Recycle During Electric Sunday

Residents may recycle old TVs, computers, peripheral electronic devices – such as keyboards, speakers, printers and scanners, as well as household hazardous wastes – including fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, for free, during Fairfax County’s "Electric Sunday" events. The next one is slated for Sunday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax. For more information, call 703-324-5052.



Fair Oaks CAC to Meet

The Citizens Advisory Council of the Fair Oaks District Police Station will meet Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m., in the roll-call room of the police station. It’s at 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Chantilly.



Meeting Set for I-66 EIS

A Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being developed by VDOT, the Federal Highway Administration and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation to study potential transportation needs and improvements in the I-66 corridor from Route 15 in Prince William County to I-495 in Fairfax County.

Toward that end, a public meeting is slated for Thursday, Feb. 2, from 5-8 p.m., at the VDOT Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive (off West Ox Road) in Fairfax. (Snow date: Feb. 15).

It’s intended to gather additional public input to further define the transportation problems in the corridor and refine the purpose and need for the study. Those unable to attend may go to www.helpfix66.com for further details and project updates.

Comments may be e-mailed to the study team’s leadership (reference "I-66 Tier 1 EIS: Public Comments" in the subject line). Send them to CG.Collins@VDOT.Virginia.gov or Stephen.C.Walter@Parsons.com.



WFCM Seeks Food, Volunteers

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ (WFCM) food pantry urgently needs donations of oil (48 oz. or smaller); flour (2-5 lb. bag); sugar (2-5 lb. bag); juice (64 oz. or smaller); jelly; jam; canned beets, spinach and greens; pancake mix and syrup; mayonnaise, baby food (stages 1 and 3); cocoa, coffee, ketchup and mustard.

Also needed are diapers (sizes 3 and 4) and laundry detergent. Bring all items to WFCM’S food pantry at 13981 Metrotech Drive (near Backyard Grill and Bar) in Chantilly. Volunteers are also needed:

Thrift store: General assistance needed Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. A regular weekly volunteer is needed Thursdays, from 1-6 p.m., as well as Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact Volunteer Manager Annette Bosley at 703-988-9656.

Furniture ministry: One person is needed to help move furniture that will be given to clients in need.