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Gucci Celebrates Opening of New Store at Tysons Galleria with Private Party Hosted by John Legend


Linway Terrace Park Gets New Synthetic Turf Field

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

On Saturday, November 5, 2010, county and state officials gathered with members of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board, youth sports enthusiasts, and neighbors to mark the completion of a synthetic turf field conversion project at Linway Terrace Park in McLean, VA. A ceremonial ribbon was cut and speakers reflected on the importance of partnerships and finding creative ways to meet the recreational needs of an active community.

The rectangular field, which had suffered from overuse before being converted to synthetic turf, now provides a safe, level, weather resistant playing surface that requires less maintenance.

Salon Daniel Collects Food for the Needy

The following was sent to us by Asha Bruot of ASHA Public Relations, LLC:

Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. is now collecting food and canned goods for Share, Inc. of McLean, Va. now through Dec. 31, 2010. They are also collecting cash donations/check donations, payable to Share, Inc. upon checkout. The salon has a food basket located at the salon’s front desk, and encourages all patrons to contribute their canned goods. Share, Inc. meets the emergency needs of the less fortunate in the McLean, Great Falls, Pimmit Hills and surrounding areas.  For more information about Salon Daniel, call 703.893.5000.

8th Annual “Freeze Your Gizzard” 5K Cross Country Race and 1-Mile Fun Run Scheduled for Saturday, No

 Race will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Gazebo in the front field of Ida Lee Park

"In the Bag" Red Cross Silent Auction on Nov. 5 Features 50-60 Handbags and Some Surprises

What: "In The Bag: Purses for Preparedness" Lunch and Silent Auction

Where: The Tower Club, 8000 Tower Crescent Drive, Vienna, VA

When: Friday, November 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Distracted Driving Awareness & Summonses on the Rise

From the Fairfax County Police Department:

            In an effort to increase public awareness on the dangers of distracted driving, police launched an intensive enforcement and education effort September 10; and they’re getting results.

            There was a 66 percent increase in citations written for failure to pay full time and attention (and texting while driving) in 2010 compared to the same time period in 2008. Police have issued 7,165 summonses for these offenses this year compared to 4,305 in 2008.

Firefighters Check Smoke Alarms, Provide Home Escape Plans

From the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

On Saturday, November 6, 2010, from 9 a.m. to noon, firefighters will canvas homes in selected neighborhoods throughout Fairfax County, checking for working smoke alarms, and providing family fire escape plans for residents.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will partner with the U.S. Fire Administration in supporting the Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign. The initiative emphasizes smoke alarms, escape plans, and home safety walk-through to eliminate fire hazards from homes.

A working smoke alarm can help you and your family to escape a deadly fire. It can also help save the lives of firefighters who would otherwise have to risk their lives by searching a burning home for residents. A working smoke alarm continuously scans the air for smoke, 24/7. It never sleeps.