Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Two Die in Merrifield Area Crash

Around 1:50 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 3, a police officer attempted to stop the driver of a 1999 Dodge Neon, for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The Neon was west bound on Hilltop Road when it attempted to flee. The Neon lost control near the intersection with Old Lee Highway and ran off the road, striking a tree.

The driver and one passenger were pronounced dead at the scene and a second passenger was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police have identified the driver involved in this crash as 27-year-old Eduin Joel Galeas Mejia of Fairfax, and the deceased passenger as 20-year-old Orlin Misael Nolasco Hernandez of Fairfax. Family members assisted police in making identification.

While the crash remains under investigation, according to the police report, it does appear that alcohol and speed are factors in the crash.

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm to Open Redesigned Book Shop

Local museum and working Farm’s Book Shop has been completely renovated and reorganized with all new books. Grand Opening will be held on Wednesday, March 19, and the book shop will be open Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-7 p.m. at The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean.

Browse more than 15,000 titles in 85 categories. Books organized for history lovers, travelers, gardeners, mystery and romance readers, plus cooks, kids and more. Also first editions and some rare and special volumes. WWII first theme of specialty themes planned throughout year. Books are 85 percent hard cover with average price of $1-$2 each. Standard paperbacks five for $1. Also browse selection of donated CDs, DVDs, videos, LPs and tapes. Free parking and complimentary coffee. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. For weekly Book Shop updates visit www.1771.org and register for e-mail notification. Book Shop proceeds benefit local living history museum and National Park.

McLean & Great Falls Celebrate Virginia to Meet March 24

McLean & Great Falls Celebrate Virginia will meet Monday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The group will be discussing plans for their Aug. 24, 2014 event commemorating the bicentennial of the burning of the nation's Capitol during the War of 1812. If interested in taking part in the organization and its upcoming event please contact Carole Herrick at 703-356-8223.