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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "" 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.
- "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.