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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Annandale house fire caused by electrical malfunction

This home, which appears to be older than other nearby houses, was damaged by fire. [FCFRD photos]
A fire in a single-family house in the 3400 block of Annandale Road, Annandale, on Aug. 17 was most likely caused by an overloaded power strip, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department found.

When fire units arrived shortly before 11 p.m., smoke and fire were showing in the rear of the home.

American Legion hosts massive breakfast for $8

American Legion Bicentennial Post 1976 invites the public to an all-you-eat Commander’s Breakfast Sunday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at 4206 Daniels Ave. in Annandale.

It’s just $8 and includes anything you want: various egg dishes, omelets, French toast, waffles, pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, home fries, grits, and more.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Carjacking at Safeway parking lot in Annandale

Police talk to a witness after a carjacking incident in front of the Annandale Safeway [FCPD photos]
A man was arrested by police at the Little River Turnpike Shopping Center in Annandale this morning following a carjacking. Police used an “electronic control weapon” on the suspect after he got into a fight with a security guard, took the guard’s car, and crashed into a dozen cars in the parking lot.

American Legion Post donates flagpole for new Little League field

American Legion members and MDLL parents put up a flagpole.
A flagpole donated by American Legion Bicentennial Post 1976 in Annandale was installed at a new baseball field used by the Mason District Little League at Mason District Park Aug. 17.
The Washington Nationals’ Dream Foundation donated funds to the MDLL for the new field. The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated field on Aug. 28 at 10:30.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Parklawn has a new principal

Forgy [FCPS]
Rebecca Forgy was named principal of Parklawn Elementary School in Lincolnia, effective July 24, Fairfax County Public Schools announced Aug. 17.

Forgy was formerly at Dogwood Elementary School in Reston, where she had been an assistant principal since 2012 and, before that, an instructional coach.

At Dogwood, Forgy helped establish a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) program and project-based learning through instruction and enrichment opportunities. She also directed the Realizing the American Dream program, which offers classes for parents and helps foster college readiness for students.

Turnout will be critical in Aug. 29 special election for at-large school board member

School board candidate Karen Keys-Gamarra (second from right) at Vietfest in Tysons Corner Aug. 12.
There’s an important election coming up – and many people don’t know about it: On Aug. 29, when many voters will be on vacation, the polls will be open for a special election to fill an open at-large seat on the Fairfax County School Board.

Four candidates are on the ballot, Karen Keys-Gamarra, Chris Grisafe, Sandra Allen, and Michael Owens.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bill Page Toyota and Page Chevrolet join Taste of Annandale as title sponsors

New Corvettes at Bill Page Chevrolet.
The Taste of Annandale Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Bill Page Toyota and Page Chevrolet are joining BB&T Bank as title sponsors of the Taste of Annandale.

“We signed on because we want to support the community,” says China Arbuckle, general manager at Bill Page Toyota. “It’s the community that makes us successful, so we want to give back.”

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Does your student need a backpack?

Del. Kaye Kory is hosting a backpack giveaway Saturday, Aug. 19, 1-5 p.m., at Woodrow Wilson Library in Bailey's Crossroads.

The giveaway of 150 backpacks for students in kindergarten through grade 3 is sponsored by the Office Depot Foundation and the National Foundation for Women LegislatorsOnly two women legislators in each state have been selected to participate in this program. “I am very proud to have been awarded this opportunity,” Kory said.

The backpacks will include essential school supplies, including a pen, pencil, zippered pencil pouch, eraser, four crayons, and a six-inch ruler.