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Pink Streaks in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October 1-31

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

So Lofty Salon & Wellness Center in Vienna is offering

PINK HIGHLIGHTS

for just $10 each. No appointment necessary.

Two Local Girls Join Forces to Propel Charity

This was sent to us by Michael Gillette:

5-year-old Taylor Love from Ashburn, VA is battling neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer with no cure. 13-year-old musician Abby Miller from Sterling, VA is her friend and has been helping raise money for Taylor since the girls met a few years ago. Abby typically performs on the streets of DC or in front of shopping malls to raise money. On average, she raises a couple hundred dollars each time she goes out.

Abby and Taylor recently set their sights on a bigger prize when they teamed up to help generate votes for the Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer charity in the Pepsi Refresh contest. The New York-based charity was in 4th place but needed to move into 1st or 2nd place to win one of the $250,000 grants. (All of these funds would go toward neuroblastoma research which would directly benefit Taylor.)

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Sterling Resident Involved in Fatal Crash in Chantilly Area

This morning, August 20, at around 1:30 a.m. there was a fatal crash at Lee Jackson Memorial Highway and Lees Corner Road. A 71-year-old woman driving a 2003 Acura MDX was traveling west on Lee Jackson Memorial Highway when she struck the driver of a 2001 Volkswagen Passat traveling north on Lees Corner Road.

The driver of the Passat, 21 year-old Burbuqe Mirena of Sterling, was immediately transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, but was pronounced dead at around 6:30 a.m. this morning. The driver of the Acura was transported to the hospital as well, but later released with non life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been placed and investigations are ongoing. If you witnessed the crash, detectives would like to hear from you. You can call 1-866-411-TIPS, text “TIP187,” email at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org , or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

            

Sterling Man Dies after Being Pulled from River

A local Sterling man died after he was pulled out of Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, VA. The victim has not yet been identified, nor has the cause of the accident. Fredericksburg Police spokeswoman, Natatia Bledsoe, said it was likely that the victim had drowned, but it is possible that he had a medical condition. The investigation will continue.

A caller reported the victim went underwater on Sunday and a bystander pulled the man from the river and attempted CPR. The man was taken to Mary Washington Hospital and was declared dead shortly thereafter.