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Senior Center Closure August 30-September 7

The Falls Church Senior Center will be closed the week of August 30. This means that all trips, lunches, and activities will be cancelled as well. The center will reopen on September 7.

In other news, the Senior Center is bringing back the popular Italian Conversation Group! This group will meet weekly on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Senior Center. While Italian fluency is not required, some Italian conversation knowledge is preferred. You can call the center at 703-248-5020 for more information.

School Lunch Prices Moving Up to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Falls Church City Schools are committed to “Going Green” this upcoming school year. In an effort to promote sustainability, the schools are marking up lunch prices. The costs are coming from using recyclable paper trays, instead of Styrofoam waste. The school lunch prices will see an increase by 6% that was approved by the Falls Church City School Board to fund the new trays.

Falls Church Public Schools Introduces New Payment Service

The Falls Church Extended Day Care Programs are introducing a brand new service called EZ-EFT, a easy payment service that allows you to pay for your child care automatically. All you have to do is fill out a simple form that allows the day care program to bill your financial institution on the date necessary. Now you will not have to worry about late fees, checks, or dropping the checks off.

The EX-EFT payment program does not have any extra fees when linked to a personal bank account, however, there is a 2.49% convenience fee for credit card transactions. You can print out your own form or pick it up at the Extended Day Care Office.

100 Needy Students Receive School Supplies Shopping Spree

Early this morning 100 local students in need were given the opportunity to visit a local Target store to buy back-to-school supplies. The Salvation Army and Target teamed up to help these students purchase a variety of supplies for the upcoming school year.

The Salvation Army and Target are helping a total of 12,000 students nationwide with the Target School Spree. Each student that is selected by the Salvation Army gets an $80 Target Giftcard for school supplies.

There were 30 students from DC and Prince Georges County, 30 from Alexandria and Arlington County, 30 from Fairfax and Prince William County, and 10 from Montgomery County.

Designer Knock Off Bags Bust

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WUSA) -- They can be your prized possession if it's real.

But some people were caught with nearly a millon dollars worth of fake designer merchandise but no one has been arrested.

Fake merchandise is a multi-billion dollar business and it's illegal.

Fairfax County Police Officer Don Gotthardt says a customer bought something and realized it was
counterfeit and contacted police.

He says that customer bought a purse at a booth inside 'Unique Thrift Store' off Gallows Road in Falls Church.

That launched an undercover operation. Police discovered $841-thousand dollars in counterfeit merchandise being moved in Fairfax County. Police found boxes of Louis Vuitton, Rolex watches and Coach bags. They were all fake.

Expect Road Delays Due to Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project

Beginning on August 4 the eastbound lanes of the Dulles Connector Road, Route 267, will be closed for 3 nights starting at 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. The construction will be impacting drivers using the eastbound Dulles Toll Road and the Dulles Airport Access Highway. Drivers will be required to detour onto the southbound I-495 Capital Beltway and exit on to northbound Route 123 toward McClean and then rejoin the eastbound Dulles Connecter Road from northbound Route 123.

While the initial construction has set times of closure, there will be more periodic closures over the next few weeks as required. However, the detour will remain the same. Keep in mind that all work is subject to change if there is inclement weather. For more information about the Metrorail project itself you can visit www.dullesmetro.com.