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Week in McLean

Fatal Crash in McLean Area

Around 3:47 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, a 56-year-old driver of a 2008 Dodge Charger was attempting to turn left onto Chain Bridge Road from Laughlin Avenue when he struck an 84-year-old pedestrian who was in the crosswalk. The pedestrian, Elvira Slijepcevic of McLean, was transported to a local hospital where she died.

Speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash. The case remains under investigation.

Pedestrian safety is a high priority of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. For information about the Fairfax County Pedestrian Program, go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/pedestrian/.

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.

American Red Cross Blood Drives for August

The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region will hold blood drives in cities and towns throughout the region. Donors are encouraged to give all summer long, but especially near key summer holidays when donations decline. From May 23 to Sept. 9, donors, recipients and blood drive coordinators will be asked to share their inspirational videos and personal messages about how their lives have been touched by blood donation. Call 1-800–REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule your blood donation appointment today.

Blood drive schedule for the area:

Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna

Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cordia Partners, 8229 Boone Blvd., Vienna.

Used Book Collection Continues

The McLean Area American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) annual Used Final Book Collection is Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Ave., Vienna, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All kinds of books in good condition, especially children’s books and DVDs are needed for the 44th annual book sale.

The Used Book Sale will be Friday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m;. Saturday the 21st from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and; Sunday, the 22nd from noon-4 p.m. at the McLean Community Center on Ingleside Avenue in McLean. Proceeds go toward scholarships and professional development for women and girls. In addition to the very well sorted hardbacks and paperbacks in the main sales rooms, there will be special children’ and “treasures” rooms at the sale for the most valuable items collected.

At last year’s September Sale there were an estimated 46,000 books on display sorted into 32 categories and AAUW members gave more than 1700 volunteer hours to generate over $36,000 in revenue. AAUW hopes that this year’s 44th annual sale will do even better with the support of the metropolitan community. Questions: 703-527-42