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School Supplies Scarce At Stores

FALLS CHURCH, Va.  (WUSA) - Most  kids heading back to school this week have their school supplies ready go.  But for those families who waited until the last minute to go shopping,  many found themselves out of luck.  

The countdown to the school bell underway, it was a last ditch, frantic effort  to buy supplies.   

Nicole Smith went to the Greatland Target at Seven Corners and said, "I went into the store to buy a composition notebook and some pencils.  They have nothing.   I was very shocked." 

Mother of three Kay Leherr was glad she did most of her school supplies shopping several weeks ago, "There's nothing left.  Even last week we had a  hard time finding stuff we needed."

Some parents ordered their children's supplies  school through a company they does it for them.    

Fairfax Fugitive Coach Captured In Poland

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA)  More than a year after sexual misconduct charges were filed against him, a one-time youth coach in Fairfax County is in custody.

Fairfax Police say 39-year-old John E. Hamilton was arrested Wednesday by the Polish Border Guard as he attempted to cross into the Czech Republic.   Efforts are now underway to have him extradited back to the United States.

Hamilton faces two counts of aggravated sexual batter of a child and two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of crimes against nature with a minor.  All the alleged crimes took place in Fairfax County.

In 2009, a 24-year-old man came forward and accused Hamilton of committing the acts twelve years earlier.  Hamilton was a little league baseball coach for the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association at that time.

 

McLean Project for the Arts Offers Cocktails and Coloring!

McLean Prjoect for the Arts, or MPA, is a non-profit visual arts center in McLean, VA. MPA continues to bring the community great events! On Tuesday, August 31, the center is offering a “Cocktails and Coloring” session that will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Get ready to unleash your inner artist and mingle with others in your community. The session will be held at the McLean Community Center building at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean, VA.

Cupcake Class at Wildfire

Cupcakes have truly been all the rage. Now you and your kids can learn how to bake, frost, decorate, and devour your very own delicious cupcakes! On Saturday, September 25, Wildfire is hosting a cupcake class for the whole family. WUSA9 Reporter Jessica Doyle is hosting the class with her daughter Sophia along with Wildfire Executive Chef Steven Lukis with his son Spencer.

This hands-on cupcake class will be held at the Wildfire in Tyson’s Galleria in McLean, VA from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $20 per adult and this covers up to 2 kids. Part of the proceeds will go to Food for Others, which is the largest distributor of free food to people in need in the Northern Virginia area.

Make your reservations now by contacting Michelle Bringham at 703-442-9110.

Lebanese Taverna in Tyson's Galleria Has Delicious, Irresistible Deals

Now is the time to try out happy hour at Lebanese Taverna in Tyson’s Galleria! Come in Monday through Friday between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and enjoy any three items on the menu for $12!

Check out the menu here: http://www.lebanesetaverna.com/

The Lebanese Taverna is located on the lower level of Tysons Galleria shopping center between Neiman Marcus and Saks 5th Avenue. It is the perfect spot to grab a drink or a bite to eat and rest your feet during a shopping trip or after a long day of work. "Three 4 Twelve" might not last forever!

 

 

 

Fixing Bridges In Storm's Aftermath

VIENNA, Va. (WUSA) -- In the storm's aftermath, VDOT crews were busy trying to fix what heavy rain and flooding left behind.

In Vienna and Mclean two bridges buckled.  Crews didn't waste anytime Thursday morning fixing the bridge at Browns Mill Road and Beulah Road.  Just this morning, the crumbled street had branches popping out of it, but by noon time it was passable.

It was more complicated at Swinks Mill Road near Georgetown Pike.

 

A massive tree came down on a fire hydrant knocking out water for residents.  It also damaged part of the bridge structure.

The fix won't be completed until Friday.

 

Some residents say they've been through this all before. 

Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.

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