<sh>Police Look for Robbers

<bt>Fairfax County police are looking for the two men who robbed a Clifton teen-ager, Dec. 17, in Fair Oaks. The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. while the victim, 18, was sitting in his car in the 12000 block of Ragan Oaks Court, near Fair Oaks Mall.

Police say he was approached by two men; one came up to the driver's side of the car and displayed a shotgun while the other man entered the car via the passenger side. Then, say police, the pair robbed him of cash and personal items. The men drove away in a blue or light-gray SUV being driven by a third man toward the Fair Lakes Parkway.

The suspects are described as black men in their 20s, around 6 feet and 160 pounds. One suspect wore a gray sweatshirt and had braided hair. The armed suspect wore a bandana. Police say there's no evidence that this incident is gang-related. Anyone with information about the suspects or the incident is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or police at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Chantilly Community Coalition

<bt>The Chantilly Community Coalition will meet Monday, Jan. 9, at 4 p.m. in the conference room of the Chantilly Regional Library. Call Carol Hoffman at 703-378-6155.

<sh>Sully Land Use, Transportation

<bt>The Sully District Land-Use and Transportation Committee will meet Monday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Jeff Parnes, evenings, at 703-904-0131.

<sh>Clifton Betterment Association

<bt>The next meeting of the Clifton Betterment Association (CBA) will be Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Clifton Primitive Baptist Church. It's at Main and Chestnut streets in the Town of Clifton, and elections will be held during the meeting.

Nominated for office are: Michelle Stein, president; Tom Peterson, first vice-president; Chris Spina, second vice-president; Lynne Garvey Wark, secretary; and Steve Goetzinger, treasurer.

<sh>Park Authority Meeting

<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

<sh>Free Carseat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, Jan. 12, and Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 5-9 p.m. each day, at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. They'll make sure the seats are correct for the child’s age, height and weight, the child is securely placed in the seat and the seat is properly installed in the vehicle.

No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves, so the technicians may properly inspect and make adjustments, as necessary. Call the Sully District Child Seat Information line (703-814-7000, ext. 5140) to confirm dates and time. For additional child seat inspection times throughout Fairfax County, call the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau at 703-280-0559.

<sh>Westfield Community Coalition

<bt>The Westfield Community Coalition will meet on a different day, this month. The meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 12:30-2 p.m., at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Contact Nancy Bennett at 703-266-2370 or at

<sh>WFCM Needs Donations to Help Local Needy Families

<bt>Each month, Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) provides food, personal-hygiene and cleaning items to some 300, low-income, working families of all races and religions in western Fairfax County. Its food pantry and clothes closet are at 13981 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly, and it's in great need of donations from the community.

The 10 most-needed items are: Cooking oil (22-34-ounce bottles), flour, (2-5-pound sizes), complete pancake mixes and syrup, juices (preferably concentrate), spaghetti sauce, feminine-hygiene products, deodorant and laundry detergent. Food and personal-product donations are accepted Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at WFCM's back door.

WFCM's thrift shop is open to the public, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Clothing, household items, miscellaneous donations are accepted Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the back door. Call 703-988-9656 with questions or to volunteer, or see

<sh>Blood Donations are Sought

<bt>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations — especially O positive or negative, as well as A and B. They're accepted Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For an appointment to give blood, call 703-322-1970, or drop in at your own convenience.