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Counterfeit Merchandise Sold in Local Thrift Store

Fairfax County Police Department, along with the United States Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Blazer Investigations, recently seized thousand dollars worth of counterfeit merchandise.

The investigations began this past winter with a complaint from a customer who was sold counterfeit goods from the “Unique Thrift Store” in the 2900 block of Gallows Road.  Shortly after the complaint, Fairfax County Police Department launched an undercover investigation and several search warrants were executed.

An estimated $841 thousand dollars worth of “Knock-off” designer brand shoes, boots, purses, sunglasses, DVDs, CDs, jewelry, perfume, and clothing were seized as a result of the investigation. It has been determined that the goods were manufactured and shipped from China, and once inside the U.S.

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Local CEO Recognized as One of DC’s Top Female Leaders

Dr. Deirdre Maull, DMD, of McLean, VA and Maull Orthodontics has just received a 2010 Washington SmartCEO Brava! Women Business Achievement Award. Maull is one of 25 local female CEO’s to receive this award for entrepreneurial success and positive community impact. 

Dr. Maull’s McLean office provides orthodontic care for both adults and children. Her business possesses a commitment to high-quality care using the most advanced technologies and focuses on the patient experience by providing ample time with each patient.

Maull was selected as one of the winners for not only her strides in her business, but also her passion for giving back to the community. Maull is a volunteer member of the multi-specialty Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children Craniofacial Team.

MPAartfest Coming Back by Popular Demand

The McLean Project for the Arts (MPAartfest) will be held in McLean, VA for the second year in a row. The artfest will be held on October 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the McLean Central Park at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.

The McLean Central Park will be transformed into numerous mini art galleries where guests can visit, view and purchase artwork from various local and regional artists and craftsmen. MPAartfest is free and more than 3,500 people are expected to attend this year’s festival.

Other features of the festival include the Children’s Artwalk, an ArtTent and performances by local and regional entertainers. Local restaurants and community groups will be bringing refreshments for sale and ample free parking will be available. In the case of inclement weather, the artfest will be moved to the McLean Community Center which is adjacent to the park.

Need a Family Vacation? Enter the Embassy Suites Sweepstakes!

McLean based Embassy Suites, the upscale, all suites hotel chain is holding the “Embassy Suites The Last Airbender Sweepstakes.” If you book a stay before August 31, 2010 using the special “AIR” promotion code you can win one of four The Last Airbender-themed vacations. John Lee, the VP of brand marketing for Embassy Suites says, “Embassy Suites is proud to partner with Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, brand that share in our mission to bring fun, unique experiences to families across the country.”

There will be four winners, and each grand prize includes a six-day, five-night getaway for four at the Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk Resort in Hawaii. But that’s not all! The four winners will also get a chance to go on a Hawaiian adventure excursion.

Embassy Suites is proud to have been named the most family-friendly hotel brand by TripAdvisor.

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Yogen Früz Does Frozen Yogurt With a Twist

This year’s summer treats can be diet-friendly and flavorful. Yogen Früz, a frozen yogurt shop right on 1825 Discovery Street in Reston, VA, and in Mclean’s Tyson’s Corner on 1961 Chain Bridge Road, introduced their newest flavor this past spring: chai latte.

If that new flavor doesn’t satisfy your taste buds enough, Yogen Früz offers a “Mix-It” machine that blends in any fresh fruit of your choice. This machine helps create a personalized fruit flavored yogurt right in front of the customer that is both refreshing and nutritional.

Bathing suit season is not quite over yet, so go on in and try out your own “Mix-It” combination with this non-fat tart frozen yogurt. Yogen Früz yogurt also is filled with 1 billion healthy pro-biotics per serving, giving it yet another health advantage. No guilt trips after this sweet treat!

Expect Road Delays Due to Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project

Beginning on August 4 the eastbound lanes of the Dulles Connector Road, Route 267, will be closed for 3 nights starting at 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. The construction will be impacting drivers using the eastbound Dulles Toll Road and the Dulles Airport Access Highway. Drivers will be required to detour onto the southbound I-495 Capital Beltway and exit on to northbound Route 123 toward McClean and then rejoin the eastbound Dulles Connecter Road from northbound Route 123.

While the initial construction has set times of closure, there will be more periodic closures over the next few weeks as required. However, the detour will remain the same. Keep in mind that all work is subject to change if there is inclement weather. For more information about the Metrorail project itself you can visit www.dullesmetro.com.