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January Holiday Town Office Closures

Town of Vienna offices will be closed on Friday, Jan. 18, in observance of Inauguration Day and on Monday, Jan. 21, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Refuse will be collected as normal on both days. The Vienna Community Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and no classes will be held. Public safety services will not be impacted.

Dog Tag Deadline Jan. 31

All Town of Vienna dog licenses must be renewed by Jan. 31. Licenses are available in the Finance Department at Town Hall, 127 Center Street S, and applications can be downloaded at www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?nid=185.

Dogs over four months old must be licensed by Jan. 31 each year. Effective Nov. 1, 2012, the license fee for all dogs is $10. A current rabies vaccination certificate must be shown to obtain a license.

For more information, call the Finance Department at 703- 255-6323.

Lifetime Leadership Program to Hold Information Sessions

The Lifetime Leadership Program (LLP) is for those who have a lifetime of accumulated skills and leadership, and would like to use their wealth of knowledge to make a difference in their lives and in the community.

LLP is a partnership between Leadership Fairfax and Volunteer Fairfax, supported by the Positive Aging Coalition, George Mason University, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, and Area Agency on Aging. This two-and-a-half month program offers six bi-weekly program days, providing an overview of ways for people to transition into their next life chapter, plus insight into the Fairfax County community and its needs. The spring 2013 class will begin Wednesday, March 20.

To learn more about this program, register for one of the following sessions: Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m., or Thursday,

Feb. 7, at 11 a.m., at Leadership Fairfax, 8230 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 350, Vienna.

Anyone with questions or wishing to RSVP for an information session should contact Moniek at Moniek@leadershipfairfax.org or at 703-752-7504. Additional information is available at www.leadershipfairfax.org/lifetimeleadersprogram.

Members Needed for Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The Town’s Transportation Safety Commission (TSC) is seeking interested town residents to serve on the Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC), a newly established sub-committee to the TSC.

The PAC has been established to focus on pedestrian-centered issues including prioritizing town sidewalk projects, evaluating the town’s sidewalk list and researching streetlight issues along sidewalks and bike routes. Ideally, the committee will include commuters, walking enthusiasts, recreational walkers, runners and others interested in pedestrian-focused initiatives.

The committee will be active for two years and will meet once a month during the evening. Once the members of the committee are identified, members will determine the meeting schedule. To participate, you must be a town resident.

If you are interested in volunteering to serve on the Pedestrian Advisory Committee, email tsc@viennava.gov.

American Legion Awards College Scholarships

Vienna’s American Legion Post 180 awarded college scholarships to three students in December. Mariah Williams of Reston, a sophomore at Christopher Newport University received $1000. Megan Zimpelman of Vienna, a senior at the College of William and Mary, received $500. Emily Johnson of Oak Hill, a senior at Roanoke College, received $250. For more information contact Post Commander Ron Patterson at ronp5555@yahoo.com.