Roundups for the Week of May 13, 2015

Roundups for the Week of May 13, 2015

Final Surface Paving for Route 50

Shirley Contracting began a final phase of the Route 50 project on Monday, May 11, that will have an impact on evening traffic on Route 50 for about a month. The pavement on the ground on Route 50 is not the final surface for the road. Shirley Contracting will begin final surface paving and new permanent striping on both eastbound and westbound Route 50 between Poland Road and the Cub Run Bridge (bridge is located just east of Pleasant Valley Fairfax). Weather permitting, the work is scheduled to be finished by June 5.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane between the hours of 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., which could cause delays during these hours. Access to or from any of the side streets or entrances coming off of Route 50 will remain open.

Meeting on I-66 Project

The Virginia Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, will provide a project update and revised preliminary design concepts for the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. Hosted by Supervisor Michael Frey (R-Sully), the community meeting will be held Monday, May 18, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Ormond Stone Middle School cafeteria.

For information on the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project, visit:

Free Carseat Inspections

Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, May 21, from 5-8:30 p.m, at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves so technicians may properly inspect and adjust them, as needed.

Because of time constraints, only the first 35 vehicles arriving on each date will be inspected. That way, inspectors may have enough time to properly instruct the caregiver on the correct use of the child seat. Call 703-814-7000, ext. 5140, to confirm dates and times.

Food Donations for WFCM

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ food pantry needs donations of Cooking oil, canned fruit (all types), sugar, canned meats (tuna, ham and chicken), hot cereals, pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, flour, and canned or dry beans.

Toiletries needed, which WFCM clients cannot purchase with food stamps, include facial tissues, toothpaste, shampoo and solid deodorant.

Bring all items to WFCM’S food pantry, weekdays, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at 13888 Metrotech Drive, near Papa John’s Pizza and Kumon Learning Center, in Chantilly’s Sully Place Shopping Center. A volunteer stocker/bagger is needed Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. Contact Annette Bosley at 703-988-9656, ext. 110, or

Learn about Police Department

Throughout the year, the Fairfax County Police Department will host a series of lectures as part of its 75th anniversary.

  • May 22 – The Police Canine (K-9) Team, 1 p.m. at OSB

  • May 25 - The Development of the FCPD Badge, noon at the Massey Building A Level small conference room

  • June 11 – 2002 Washington area Sniper Task Force Investigation, 10 a.m. at the Massey Building A Level conference room

  • July 23 – The Departments growth in relation to the county’s development, 11 a.m. at the Criminal Justice Academy

  • Aug. 10 – SWAT – Tools, Tactics, and Technology, 11 a.m. at the West Springfield District community room

  • Sept. 16 – Helicopter Division, 10 a.m. at the Criminal Justice Academy

  • Oct. 2 – Early days of Diversity, 11 a.m. at the Massey Building A Level conference room

  • Nov. 4 – Criminal Justice Academy, 11 a.m. at the Criminal Justice Academy

  • Dec. 14 – Crisis Negotiations Team, 11 a.m. at the Criminal Justice Academy

How to Hire CLRC Workers

The Centreville Labor Resource Center (CLRC) serves businesses and homeowners needing help with just about any home remodeling or maintenance project. And local residents who’d like to hire a worker from the CLRC may do so easily. Either call 703-543-6272 or go to and click on the “How to Hire” link. Tell what kind of work is required, how many workers are needed and when.

The CLRC will match the needs to its registered workers’ skills and set up the job. The price for work will be negotiated. After the job is completed, employers are encouraged to provide the CLRC with feedback to ensure that the work was done well and to their satisfaction and to make sure the workers are fairly paid.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers

Fairfax County needs Meals on Wheels drivers in Chantilly and group Meals on Wheels coordinators in both Chantilly and Fairfax. Contact Volunteer Solutions at 703-324-5406, TTY 711, or visit

Long-Term Care Advocates

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted living and nursing facilities. Training is provided in March. Call 703-324-5861, TTY 711 or email

Give Caregivers a Break

Fairfax County needs Respite Care volunteers throughout the county to give family caregivers of a frail older adult a well-deserved break. Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Volunteers are matched with families in or near their own neighborhoods. Support and training is provided. Contact Kristin Martin at 703-324-7577, TTY 711, or

How to Help the CLRC

The Centreville Labor Resource Center (CLRC) needs volunteers to lead vocational training workshops to increase the workers’ job skills. A Wednesday morning ESOL instructor is also needed; contact Molly Maddra at for more information.

In addition, contributions to CLRC may be made at The organization is supported totally by grants and donations; it receives no government funding.

Drive Seniors to Appointments

Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs. Call 703-324-5406, TTY 711, visit and link to Volunteer Solutions or email

Personal Trainer Is Needed

The Sully Senior Center, at 5690 Sully Road in Centreville, needs a certified personal trainer – preferably, one with experience working with older adults – for one hour, two days a week. For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406 or visit and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Women’s Self Defense Program

The Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation is partnering with the Fairfax County Police Department to offer the Women’s Self Defense Training program. It’s based on the SAFE program formerly provided by the Police Department, but now being taught by C&J Security Corp.

The program is a two-day class that will meet on consecutive Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15-9:30 p.m. It’s currently offered free and all class materials are included. Program funding is provided through the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation.

The course is offered to females, age 13 and older. A female guardian must accompany girls 13-18. No men other than the instructors are permitted to be present during a class. For more information, call 703-246-7806, e-mail or go to

Police, Fire Games Help Needed

The 2015 World Police and Fire Games will need upwards of 3,000 people to take on a variety of roles across the National Capital Region. These include welcoming visitors, transporting athletes, joining the medical team, assisting sports coordinators, helping out behind the scenes on the technology team. Visit