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Week in McLean

Del. Comstock to Hold Town Hall Meetings

Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34) is holding the following Town Hall Meetings in January 2012:

Loudoun County Delegation Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street SE in Leesburg.

Informal Constituent Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl. in Potomac Falls.

Informal Constituent Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean.

Informal Constituent Meeting on Friday, Jan. 6 at a 12 noon at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue in Vienna.

Fairfax County Delegation Town Hall on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax.

Town Hall Meeting on Saturday. Jan. 7, at 3- 5 p.m. at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls.

Industry Professionals Honor BOWA

BOWA, a home transformation company in McLean, specializing in the design and construction of luxury additions and renovations, was honored with the 2011 Designers’ Choice "Hall of Fame Custom Builder" Award by Home & Design magazine. Steve Kirstein, principal of BOWA, accepted the award on Oct. 20, 2011 at the Designers’ Choice Awards reception in Bethesda, Md.

BOWA prides itself on providing clients with a single-source solution to luxury home renovations. By working in close partnership with the client and assembling and managing the team of experts required for complex renovations, BOWA takes total accountability for the design and construction process and the client’s overall experience.

Recipients of the Designers’ Choice Award are determined by area designers and architects and are chosen for their commitment to installing signature detail and fine building. The judges consider everything from top design and professional service to kitchen cabinetry and countertops. BOWA was personally recognized by Sharon Jaffe Dan, editor-in-chief of Home & Design, for its expertise in the design and execution of luxury home renovations and additions.

For more information, visit www.bowa.com or call 703-734-9050.

‘Food 4 Trees’ Generates $7,000 in Food Donations

For the third consecutive year, A.V. Remodeling and Construction galvanized the local community to help local families in need with their "Food 4 Trees" holiday food drive. According to Vincent D’Avena, owner of A.V. Remodeling and Construction, the "Food 4 Trees" program started in 2009 as a way to encourage food donations during the holidays. "Food 4 Trees" provides discounted Frasier Fir trees in exchange for $30 food donation pledges. In November, the A.V. Remodeling and Construction started taking pre-orders for trees and the food donation pledges. More than 115 families from Northern Virginia participated in the program this year.

A truckload of food was collected Dec. 3-4 at The Old Firehouse Teen Center in McLean, where participants picked up their trees. Volunteers of all ages helped cut and help load trees for participants. This year’s food donations, valued at more than $7,000, were distributed to the food pantries at Longfellow Middle School and McLean High School and Share, Inc., of McLean.

"Food 4 Trees" is grateful to corporate sponsors including McLean Hardware, McLean Copy, HG Hospitality Group and the Old Firehouse Teen Center. To learn more about the "Food 4 Trees" program, visit www.avremodeling.com/food4trees.

Labyrinth Walk at Charles Wesley UMC

Charles Wesley UMC will open its labyrinth to the public on Saturday, Jan. 14, 4-7 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall, 6817 Dean Drive in McLean.

A labyrinth is a path which leads, via a circuitous route, to the center of an intricate design and back out again. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is easy to navigate and it's impossible to get lost within one.

Visitors can walk the labyrinth at their own pace and for their own reasons. They can walk in contemplation, in search of guidance, in remembrance, in grief, in thanksgiving, to work on their balance, or simply to try something new.

For more information call 703-356-6336 or contact charleswesleyumc@verizon.net.

www.charleswesleyumc.org