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Democratic Women: New Name

The Democratic Women of Clifton is now called the Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia (DWCNV). It’ll hold its next meeting Sunday, Sept. 15, from 3-5 p.m. Guest speaker is Eleanor Clift, a contributor to Newsweek and The Daily Beast, an author and a member of “The McLaughlin Group,” a weekly public-affairs program.

The group’s October meeting will focus on the statewide election in November. All Democratic women in Northern Virginia are invited to become members.

Meetings are held Sundays, from 3-5 p.m., in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. For more information, e-mail cliftonwomendems@aol.com or see www.democraticwomenofclifton.org.

Woodson’s Yearbook Wins All-American Rating

Woodson High’s yearbook, the Cavalier, has earned an All-American rating with four marks of distinction from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). The All-American rating is the highest rating given to any publication in NSPA’s critique service. Staff members received high praise for their work from a judge who noted that the staff “took a chance by being non-traditional.” Contact principal Jeff Yost at 703-503-4600 or jayost@fcps.edu or event liaison Katherine Sebunia at kesebunia@fcps.edu.

Recycle During Electric Sunday

Residents may recycle old TVs, computers, peripheral electronic devices—such as keyboards, speakers, printers and scanners, as well as household hazardous wastes—including fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, for free, during Fairfax County’s “Electric Sunday” events.

The next one is slated for Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at The I-95 Complex, 9850 Furnace Road in Lorton. For more information, call 703-324-5052.

Prevent Bicycle Thefts

Fairfax County police warn residents to take precautions to protect their bicycles from thieves. Crime analysts report an approximately 36-percent increase in the number of stolen bicycles over last year at this time.

Many bikes are taken when residents leave their garage doors open. Crime-prevention officers suggest bicycle owners take the following precautions to help prevent becoming victims: Close garage doors; buy a hardened-steel U-lock; don’t leave bicycles outside for days or nights on end; consider installing motion-sensor lights or alarms on the property; and photograph the bike and record its serial number to aid recovery if it’s stolen.

Bikes may also be registered on the National Bike Registry at http://www.nationalbikeregistry.com/. Stolen bikes may be reported online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/crs/.