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Potomac River Battle of the George Schools on Orange Line

The Battle of Georges, the Potomac River Shootout, the ax vs. the ‘fax, Outrage on the Orange Line, the mid-season NIT, no matter what you call it, local mid-majors The George Washington University and George Mason University are taking to the hardwood tonight for their annual battle of the haves vs. the have nots to determine who is the third best college basketball team in the D.C. metro.  Both schools lack football programs, so to determine regional superiority for schools named for guys named George they will leave it to one non-conference basketball game; let’s have a look at tail of tape:

Namesake: George Washington vs. George Mason

The Transportation Safety Commission to Hold Public Hearing

From the Town of Vienna:

The Transportation Safety Commission will hold two hearings on November 30, at 8 p.m. in Town Hall on a petition for a 4-way stop sign at the Knoll Street and Lewis Street, NW intersection and on the request for a bike lane/route along Courthouse Road, SW. Interested residents are invited to attend and to share their comments. Click here for more information on the TSC and to view the November 30 Agenda. E-mail tsc@viennava.gov for more information.

Cheapest Gas Price in Vienna

According to AAA, the cheapest gas in Vienna is $2.889 a gallon at Chahel Enterprises I Shell. This gas station is located at 252 Maple Ave West in Vienna, VA.

Reminder: Detours Set for Thursday and Friday Nights

From the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project:

Interstate I-66 westbound at the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) will be closed overnights Thursday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 12, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. because of Dulles Metrorail construction.

When I-66 westbound lanes close, thru traffic will be detoured on to the Dulles Connector Road west bound, to Route 123 south toward Tysons Corner, to a right turn to the ramp to the Capital Beltway south toward Richmond. Drivers can then rejoin I-66 from the Beltway. For local traffic, drivers have options to exit I?66 prior to the closing.

New Sidewalk Made Possible Through Town/County Parternship

From the Town of Vienna:

Vienna, VA- There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly completed sidewalk along Lawyers Road on Saturday, November 20, at 9 a.m. at the corner of Abbotsford Drive and Lawyers Road in Fairfax County.  The new 5’ wide sidewalk runs along Lawyers Road from Blair Court, NW in Vienna to Abbotsford Drive in Fairfax County.  The public is encouraged to attend.

This section of Lawyers Road topped the Town’s Sidewalk Task Force List, which identifies locations in Town in need of sidewalks, and is compiled based on input from residents, the Town’s Transportation Safety Commission, Town Council and the Department of Public Works.  This section of Lawyers Road was given a high priority status since it serves as a walking route to Louise Archer Elementary School, is the location for several bus stops, and is along a busy thoroughfare with high speed and heavy traffic volume.

Distracted Driving Awareness & Summonses on the Rise

From the Fairfax County Police Department:

            In an effort to increase public awareness on the dangers of distracted driving, police launched an intensive enforcement and education effort September 10; and they’re getting results.

            There was a 66 percent increase in citations written for failure to pay full time and attention (and texting while driving) in 2010 compared to the same time period in 2008. Police have issued 7,165 summonses for these offenses this year compared to 4,305 in 2008.

Street Closings for Halloween Parade

From the Town of Vienna:

Maple Avenue – Route 123 in the Town of Vienna – will be closed for approximately two hours on Wednesday evening, October 27, for the annual Vienna Halloween Parade.  The street will be closed at 6:45 p.m. between East Street and Lawyers Road.

Several side streets off Maple Avenue will be closed and no on-street parking will be allowed beginning at approximately 4:45 p.m. to allow parade participants to line up.  All streets will reopen at the conclusion of the parade around 9 p.m.

A detailed map of the parade route and street closures is available at www.viennava.gov/Town_Departments/pr3.htm. For more information, call Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360.