Weekly Newsletter: December 30th, 2022

I hope you had a joyful holiday season and I wish you a Happy New Year!

In less than two weeks, I’ll be back in Richmond for the 2023 General Assembly Session. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on many new and impactful bills. 

During Session, I will introduce commending resolutions to honor residents who deserve recognition for their outstanding contributions to our community. Please send nominations to my Chief of Staff, Madison McCabe, at [email protected]. Your submission should include the nominee’s full name and a description of their contributions. 

It is my honor to represent you and the people of the 34th District for another year. I hope this new year brings good health, happy days, and new adventures.


Delegate Kathleen Murphy

Happy New Year!

Route 7 Upcoming Lane Closures for Jan. 3-6, 2022 

Crews will be performing excavation and fill operations, clearing, storm pipe work, paving and other construction-related activities on Jan. 3-6 along eastbound and westbound Route 7 and on other neighborhood streets. 

As a reminder, drivers will experience lane shifts on Route 7, traffic pattern changes on neighborhood streets, and detours along the corridor. Please see the related traffic alerts. Temporary road closures are listed here.

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, it is illegal to hold a handheld personal communications device (e.g., your smartphone) while driving a moving motor vehicle on Virginia highways. Click here for more information, including details on the five exceptions to this law.

Snow Resources

Here are a few resources and tips to help prepare for the season ahead. Fairfax County has a “Guide to Snow,” an online resource that compiles what you need to know about snow and its removal (plowing, shoveling and more).

To learn more, visit VDOT's Northern Virginia Snow website.

Snow facts

McLean Project for the Arts: Winter/Spring Art Class Registration Now Open

Looking for a unique gift for that hard-to-shop-for person? Give the gift of creativity! MPA art classes make a perfect holiday gift---for a child, a friend or even yourself! Classes will take place both online and in our DuVal studio. Browse our winter and spring course offerings to find the perfect class for that special someone. (Remember: teens age 16 and older are welcome to enroll in adult classes!) 

NEW course offerings include Animation and Drawing: Exploring Motion Graphics with Ahmed Zaidan and the return of our popular Open Studio (Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.)

Give the gift of creativity

Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 7: Winter Block Party - Free admission!

Come to MCC for our 2nd Annual Winter Block Party. There will be entertainment, a wide variety of amusements, games, craft projects, food and more for all ages. Find out more here.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: McLean Community Center

1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, Va. 22101

Holly Seibold for Delegate

January 9-10: Get Out The Vote - Knock Doors for Holly Seibold!!

Come knock doors for Holly Seibold for Delegate on Monday, January 9th and on election day January 10th! We will be talking to strong democratic voters and reminding them to get to the polls on Tuesday!! Sign up here.

Time: View available time slots here.

Location: Sign up for details