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Week in McLean

Fatal Crash in McLean Area

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 12:18 p.m., police responded to a crash on Lewinsville Road.

Witnesses observed a 2011 Toyota Sienna heading eastbound on Lewinsville Road when the driver apparently lost control just prior to Swinks Mill Road. The Toyota struck a tree and rolled back onto the roadway, where it caught fire. An adult female was found deceased inside the charred vehicle.

The deceased has been identified as Cheri Cusumano, 52, of 1421 Woodhurst Boulevard. It remains unknown if speed, alcohol or a medical condition were factors in the crash. Investigation continues.

Car Dealership Larcenies

Police are investigating a report of 24 catalytic converters that were reportedly stolen off of 2012 Toyota Tundra pick-up trucks at a car dealership storage lot.

Officers responded to Koon’s Toyota, 8601 Leesburg Pike, Vienna around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 to take the larceny reports. The vehicles were stored in a parking garage on Westwood Center Drive.

Police believe the suspect(s) stole the converters at some time between 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 and 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. The value of the stolen property is estimated at over $26,000 and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Public Hearing on MCC Budget

The Governing Board of the McLean Community Center (MCC) will hold a Public Hearing on the Center’s Proposed FY 2014 budget at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Center, which is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.

MCC is supported by a real estate tax surcharge paid by residents of Dranesville Small Tax District 1A. District residents are invited to attend the hearing and/or submit written comments on the center’s program recommendations for FY 2014, which begins July 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2014.

Residents of Dranesville Small Tax District 1A who wish to speak at the public hearing are asked to call the center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, to have their names placed on the speakers’ list. Written comments may be sent to the Governing Board by mail (address to: McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA 22101), fax (703-556-0547) or E-mail ellen.barial@fairfaxcounty.gov.

The proposed budget is posted on the center’s Website, http://www.mcleancenter.org/fy2014budget, and copies will be available at the hearing.

For more information, call the center at 703-790-0123, or visit http://www.mcleancenter.org.

Chamber to Host Panel on Campaign Issues

TysonsRegional™ Chamber of Commerce will hold a panel discussion on Oct. 3, 7:30-9 a.m. at The Gannett Building, 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean on the issues most prominently featured in the campaigns of President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney.

A panel of expert speakers—reflecting viewpoints from all sides of the issues—will discuss topics of taxes, budget, deficit and other hot-button issues.

The forum will provide an opportunity for chamber members, business leaders, entrepreneurs as well as members of the public at large to become better informed voters during this election season.

Confirmed speakers include:

*Alison Acosta- Fraser, director, Thomas Roe Institute of Economic Policy Studies, the Heritage Foundation

*Christian Dorsey, director of External and Government Affairs, the Economic Policy Institute

*Timothy Kane, chief economist, the Hudson Institute

*Ethan Pollack, senior policy analyst, the Economic Policy Institute

For more information contact the Tysons Regional Chamber, 703-281-1333 or info@tysonschamber.org

McLean Community Center Invites McLean-Based Businesses and Organizations to Sign Up Now to Participate In McLean Day 2013

Vendor Applications Are Now Available Online

Local businesses, nonprofit organizations and crafters have an opportunity to show their community spirit and meet more than 14,000 prospective new customers at McLean’s largest annual community event, McLean Day 2013. The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road.

Sponsored by the McLean Community Center, McLean Day draws families and individuals from McLean, Northern Virginia and surrounding areas. Carnival rides, food, games and other “family friendly” activities create a comfortable atmosphere for businesses to introduce their products or services to new customers. Applications are now available online at the Center’s Web site. Preference is given to businesses and organizations based in Dranesville Small District 1A of McLean.

For more information, contact the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit http://www.mcleancenter.org/special-events/upcoming.