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Franklin Park Arts Center Kicks Off 10th Season of Summer Events

June 15, 2018
By Christian Thompson

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a decade since the Franklin Park Arts Center officially opened the doors.

How things have changed since then! Back in those days, the world at-large was still in the throes of the Great Recession, MySpace still boasted more members than the scrappy upstart Facebook, and a little-known Senator from Illinois had yet to break down racial barriers to become the country’s first African American president.

Volunteer Opportunities Available for the PRS Hotline

PRS CrisisLink has recently relocated our call center from Arlington, Virginia to Oakton, Virginia!

PRS CrisisLink is a regional telephone hotline and textline-for individuals facing serious life challenges and suicidal thoughts.  Last year, PRS CrisisLink handled nearly 34,000 crisis calls and 5,600 crisis text conversations from the Northern Virginia region.  CrisisLink’s hotline and textline numbers did not change and are still available 24/7/365

Downtown McLean Planning Study Launches with June 4 Community Workshop

Fairfax County is launching its planning study for downtown McLean with three community wMcLean Community Business Center study logo.orkshops in June.

The first meeting will take place on Monday, June 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the cafeteria of McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean. Residents who plan to attend are encouraged to RSVP. Childcare will be available for children age five and older; make a reservation by Friday, June 1, by contacting Amy Ordonez at 703-787-4962, TTY 711, or by email.

It’s Official: Lovettsville Changes Name to Capitalsville

A day after the Washington Capitals won their way into the Stanley Cup Final, the Town of Lovettsville changed its name to honor them.

The Town Council last night voted unanimously to change the 182-year-old town’s name to Capitalsville for the duration of the team’s time in the final round against the Vegas Golden Knights. To get the word out, Mayor Bob Zoldos had some fun with a press release, referring to the town as Capitalsville on eight separate occasions.

Health Department Offers Tick Bite Prevention Tips in New Music Video

MC Bugg-Z is back, and this time he’s using his rhymes to target Lyme.

In an effort to educate the public about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, the Health Department has released the music video “Tick Check 1-2.” The three-minute song, written and performed by Environmental Health Specialist Andy Lima (aka “MC Bugg-Z”), details ways to avoid ticks, particularly blacklegged ticks which can spread Lyme disease. Lima was also behind the catchy “Zika 101” rap in 2016.

Habitat Celebrates 25 Years of Housing Loudoun Families

Loudoun Habitat for Humanity has embarked on a year-long celebration of its 25thanniversary, beginning with formal recognition last month by the Board of Supervisors for the chapter’s work to help low-income families build and buy a home of their own.
County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall saluted the chapter for its efforts.

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