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Girl Scouts Turning 100 With New Image

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) - The Girl Scouts will turn 100 years old in 2012. As part of that celebration, the old organization is re-doing its brand, offering  more opportunties and excitement for the girl of today.

"We know that girls are looking for high adventure and looking to learn things that they don't have in their regular life," said Lidia Soto-Harmon, the new CEO of the GSCNC, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital.

This past weekend, more than a hundred Girl Scouts from McLean participated in a variety of high-advanture activities on a mass-camping trip. They sang songs and made s'mores around the campfire, but they also made and shot rockets, learned how to shoot a bow and arrow, and canoed down rapids.

Residents Reminded to Lock Up Doors and Windows

This was sent to us by Loudoun Sheriff:

Loudoun County, VA: In light of a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in neighboring Fairfax and Prince William County, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit and Criminal Investigations Division are reminding residents to lock their doors and windows; this includes garage doors. 

In Fairfax County serial burglaries have been reported throughout the Sully, Fair Oaks, Reston, Mason and McLean police districts. Similar incidents (burglaries, attempted burglaries & larcenies from vehicles) were reported in the Haymarket area in Prince William County.    

Weekend Ramp Closures

From Virginia Department of Transportation Public Affairs:

Beginning at 9:30 p.m. Friday night, October 15, all four lanes of Route 123 under the Beltway in Tysons Corner will be closed until 5 a.m. Monday, October 18 for demolition of the old northbound I-495 bridge. The following ramps will be closed all weekend:  

What NOT To Say To A Pregnant Woman

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA (WUSA)-- It  should be common sense: Never ask a woman when she's due if you don't know for sure if she's pregnant. However, many people make this mistake over and over again.

Peggy Fox set out to find out the worst things people have said to local women who are expecting as she follows WUSA'sAngie Goff's pregnancy.

GALLERY: Should Angie Bump or Dump her maternity outfit

What shouldn't you say? What's best to say to someone expecting. Join the discussion with Angie and other local moms at MomsLikeMe.com

Stealthy Burglar Strikes Again

OAKTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Nearly 90 actual or attempted home and car break-ins have Fairfax County Police searching for a serial burglar.

The crimes have happened mainly in Reston, Fair Oaks, Mclean and Sully.

But on Friday, the burglar hit the Annandale area. Police say there were three break-ins and one attempted break-in on Prosperity Avenue and Morningside Drive.

Police believe they are all connected and the thief or thieves strike mainly between midnight and 6 a.m.

The first break-ins happened August 6th and the most recent happened Friday morning, October 1st.

Eight of the break-ins happened Thursday morning in the Oakton and Fair Oaks area.

Jan Dombroff has gone to great length's to secure her home.
She has a metal gate, surveillance cameras, even a doberman guard dog trained in Germany and three terriers. They were no match for the stealthy intruder.

Public Meeting Scheduled for Bicycle Master Plan

From Fairfax County Department of Transportation:

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 30, to discuss recommendations on how bicycle-friendly design should be incorporated into future roadway and transit projects and private developments. The plan creation will be divided into two phases with Phase I focusing on the Tysons Corner area. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the Phase I meeting tomorrow from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Joyce Kilmer Middle School located at 8100 Wolftrap Road in Vienna, VA.

Maternity Wear That Works

TYSONS CORNER, Va. (WUSA) -- It's a common mistake many woman make at the beginning of their pregnancy.  They rush out and buy a bunch of maternity clothes.  And then never wear them or outgrow them.

"Buy as you go," says stylist Lana Orloff, who is seven months pregnant herself.   She also advises to look in your closet first to see what you have that last for months.   You may have a tunic and long cardigan you haven't worn in a while that you can pull out and layer through the colder months.

Other essentials you will  need to buy.  Invest in a pair of maternity leggings, yoga pants and jeans.   Though Lana said jeans were uncomfortable for her.

One stretchy dress that has room to expand will be useful. If you're going to wear bright colors, put a darker color over top, otherwise you'll look bigger than you are.

Written by Peggy Fox
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