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Native Trees for McLean Neighborhoods

Homeowners can improve the environment and contribute to the health of their neighborhood by planting a native tree in their front yard this fall or next spring with the help of the McLean Trees Foundation (MTF).

McLean: Honoring Brave Companions

Paws of Honor provides veterinary care for retired K-9s.

Some of our nation’s security forces receive no benefits upon retirement-- K-9s. Twenty-eight retired K-9s are patients of McLean based 501c not for profit Paws of Honor, which pays 100 percent of its retired K-9s’ veterinary expenses. Paws of Honor opened six months ago, and according to the organization’s founder and president, Bod Youngblood, Paws of Honor expects to serve 60 to 80 dogs by the end of the year.

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McLean: Right of Way to Education?

Decision regarding expansion of Falls Church City school that operates on county land expected this week.

Falls Church Mayor David Tarter crossed county and McLean borders to advocate for the expansion of Mount Daniel Elementary School, a school he called “a cornerstone of our small community.”

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McLean: Commission to Hear Sunrise in Fall

Assisted living facility application rescheduled to September.

The Planning Commission has deferred Sunrise’s proposed application to build an assisted living facility at the corner of Kirby and Westmoreland in McLean this September.

McLean: Best Golf Buddy

Local golf pro’s sidekick is man’s best friend.

Four years ago, local golf pro Kirk Lucas of McLean and his two young daughters strolled into Home Depot and walked out with a new pet. It just so happened that the SPCA , the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, was holding an event at the hardware store. They had brought some pets to Home Depot hoping some shoppers might bring a pet home with them.