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Middle Eastern Dance Workshop Tonight

On Tuesday, August 24, there will be yet another Middle Eastern Dance Workshop at the Sterling Senior Center from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The center is located at 21060 Whitfield Place in Sterling, VA. Tonight the dance will be the “Raqs Assaya,” a folkloric dance from Egypt. Ages 13 and up are welcome to come and the price is $35 for the two hour workshop.

The class will teach balance, coordination and control and the basic concepts and maneuvers of the dance. You will move towards more challenging combinations and learn how to capture the flavor of the dance!

Men Busted For Upskirting At Target And Best Buy

STERLING, Va. (WUSA) -- Loudoun County detectives say two men in separate cases have been charged with taking inappropriate pictures of female shoppers at a Target and Best Buy in Sterling.

Investigators say it's likely there are more victims than the three they've accounted for.

Authorities arrested 35-year-old Chet Chandararith of Sterling for taking photos up women's skirts while they were shopping inside the Target store off Cascades Parkway and Route 7.

Elise May shops at the Target and says, " It's sad and disgusting."

Francelyne Dasilveria is a frequent shopper at the same Target and says, "That's horrible i don't know; it's scary."

In a separate case, investigators say 24-year-old Christopher Edward James Steinhardt, also of Sterling, is charged with taking inappropriate pictures at the Best Buy near the Dulles Town Center mall.

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.

            

The Waddell Art Gallery Features Faculty Art

The Waddell Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Waddell Building on the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. From now through September 17, the gallery is exhibiting works by the Communication Design and Fine Arts faculty.

This exhibit includes examples of various different media, including glass, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking. Come on in and check out what these faculty members create while they are not busy teaching!

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and closed on weekends. The address of the gallery is 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway in Sterling, VA.

 

Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.

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Algonkian Regional Park Hosts "Mammals of the Night!"

On Friday, September 10, you and your family will get the opportunity to learn about local nocturnal mammals at Algonkian Regional Park. The evening is free and runs from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You will meet in the event center and then go for a walk to find red fox, deer, bats, opossums, raccoons and many more furry critters.

Be sure to make reservations if you want to attend!

Algonkian Regional Park is located at 47001 Fairway Drive in Sterling, VA.

 

JetBlue Flight Diverted Over Unruly Passenger

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A JetBlue Airways flight from Boston to the Dominican Republic had to land in the Washington, D.C., area Friday afternoon because of an unruly passenger, the company and federal officials said.

Flight 691 was diverted to Washington-Dulles International Airport and landed at 1:13 p.m., JetBlue spokesman Mateo Lleras said.

Lleras said the Transportation Safety Administration and local law enforcement were notified and the passenger was taken into custody. He said he could not be more specific about what the passenger was doing that forced the plane to land.

The passenger may have had an anxiety attack, according to a security official familiar with the incident who spoke on condition of anonymity because there had not been an official medical diagnosis.

No one was hurt. Lleras said the flight continued to Santo Domingo just before 2 p.m.