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Center View Roundups 6/21/12

Pellet Gun Injures Students

A boy, 14, and a girl, 13, were struck by shots from a pellet gun last Friday, June 15, outside on the grounds of Rocky Run Middle School. The incident occurred around 10 a.m., and the students were taken to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fairfax County police and school officials immediately secured the school and searched the area. Within 30 minutes, police apprehended four teenagers they believe were involved. They’re continuing to investigate and charges are pending. The suspects are juveniles who did not attend Rocky Run.

Police have recovered the pellet gun believed to have been used in the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, text “TIP187” plus a message to CRIMES/274637 or call police at 703-691-2131.

Low-Cost Rabies Clinic

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will host a low-cost rabies clinic Sunday, June 24, from 2-4 p.m., at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Cost for rabies shots will be $12 per dog or cat. All pets will receive a one-year rabies vaccine. To obtain a three-year vaccine, residents must bring their pet’s rabies certificate showing the animal’s current rabies vaccination and vaccination expiration date.

Rabies certificates will be issued, no tags. All dogs should be on leashes and all cats should be in carriers. Vaccines for ferrets are no longer available at this clinic. Fairfax County 2012 dog licenses will be sold separately at the clinic and cost $10 per dog .Cash or checks only will be accepted at the clinic, no credit cards.

The clinic is a partnership with the office of Supervisor Michael R. Frey (R-Sully) and is being hosted by the animal shelter and Deepwood Veterinary Hospital. For more information, call 703-830-1100.

Help Plan Centreville Day

A Centreville Day planning meeting is set for Monday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Local residents are encouraged to help create this fun-filled community event on Saturday, Oct. 20. Help is needed with entertainment, publicity, historical activities and more. Contact Cheryl Repetti at ccf@centrevilleva.org.

Fair Oaks CAC to Meet

The Citizens Advisory Council of the Fair Oaks District Police Station will meet Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m., in the roll-call room of the police station. It’s at 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Chantilly.

Frey at Sully District Council

The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations and its Land-Use Committee will meet Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m., in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Jeff Parnes, evenings, at 703-904-0131.

Supervisor Michael R. Frey (R-Sully) will discuss the state of the Sully District. The panel will also learn about a proposed, independent-living development with medical-care facilities. It would be on Centreville Road next to Rachel Carson Middle School.

Park Authority to Meet

The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900 in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

Free Carseat Inspections

Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, June 28, 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.

Parkway Gets New Number

The Fairfax County Parkway has been changed from Route 7100 to Route 286. It’s because the parkway was re-classified as a primary road, rather than a secondary road, in the state system. This way, it will be eligible for federal funding for repairs. Virginia also spends more money on primary-road maintenance than it does to maintain secondary roads.

So Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) successfully had the Fairfax County Parkway re-designated. Road signs will include both numbers for at least a year and a full repaving will begin this summer. The $19 million project will be done mainly at night and on weekends and will require lane closures and occasional detours. Work is slated to be finished in October.