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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.

April Stay Connected Newsletter for Connect Northern Virginia

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Loudoun’s First Responders Celebrated at Awards Ceremony

For the first time, Loudoun County’s Combined Fire-Rescue System brought both volunteer and career firefighters and emergency medical personnel together in an awards ceremony that celebrated some of the best and bravest in the department.

“You don’t have to pull somebody out of a burning building or rescue somebody out of a car to be a hero in my mind,” said Acting System Chief Keith Johnson. “If you just come to work and do a really god job every day, you’re a hero in my mind.”