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Week in Review: River Fatality Victim ID'ed, What's In Store This Winter

A look back at the top stories in McLean from Nov. 26-30

In case you weren't checking into McLean Patch every day (and if you didn't, you should start by signing up for our daily email newsletter), here is a round-up of what happened around the neighborhood this week.

Monday

  • "Police Identify Woman Who Died After Friday River Rescue" Police say the 53-year-old woman was visiting family
  • "$5 Million and Up: Expensive Homes in Northern Virginia" Here are some of the homes in Northern Virginia you could buy if you won this week's Powerball jackpot —including two here in McLean.
  • "Supervisor Suggests Mandatory Stop-Smoking Classes for County Employees" Gerry Hyland ponders whether county employees who smoke can be made to take classes to stop smoking, according to news report.

Tuesday

  • "Photos: A Look Back at McLean WinterFest 2011" This year's WinterFest parade will start at 4 p.m. Sunday
  • "Snow and Cold: What's in Store for DC this Winter" El Niño didn't really form, making predictions difficult for meteorologists.

Wednesday

  • "Giant Food Collects Toys for Tots" Toys will be collected at neighborhood Giant locations.
  • "Bolling Drops Out of 2013 Race for Governor" Virginia's lieutenant governor made the announcement Wednesday morning.
  • "" Facing hundreds of millions in deficits in Fiscal Year 2014, Fairfax County leaders try to plan around federal sequestration, unpredictable revenue.
  • "French Cafe Set to Reopen Inside Tysons Corner Center" La Madeleine bills itself as a country French cafe.
  • "Non-City Customers Hope Falls Church Water Sells" Fairfax County residents hope city residents vote in favor of 2013 referendum to sell Falls Church Water.

Thursday

  • "" In this column, Patch publishes the latest round of McLean restaurant reports.
  • "Christmas Tree Safety in McLean and Fairfax County" Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department offers tips to help residents avoid a fire this season.

Friday

  • "Parents: 'Stop and Think' Before Restructuring Advanced Academics" In final Fairfax County Public Schools outreach meeting about proposed AAP changes, parents tell officials the process seemed too rushed.
  • "Governor Declares Dec. 2 to 8 Winter Preparedness Week" Gov. Bob McDonnell encourages Virginians to prepare for severe weather this winter.

Access all of the articles published on McLean Patch in our "News" section.

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