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Monday, January 23, 2017

Woman thwarts robbery attempt

A 24-year-old woman walking her dog on the 6100 block of Leesburg Pike Jan. 22 was the victim of an attempted robbery, the Fairfax County Police Department reports. At about 8:30 p.m., she felt something touch her shoulder and discovered a man was holding some sort of edged weapon.

He threatened her and demanded money. The woman threw her umbrella at the suspect and he fled. She was not injured. The suspect was described as Middle Eastern, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a dark jacket, and his face was covered with a red bandanna. Got a top on this? Call the police, 703-691-2131.

How to live with outdoor cats in your neighborhood

Community cats who have been spayed and neutered usually have an ear clipped. [Fairfax County Animal Shelter]
The following piece was written by an Annandale resident and cat rescuer in response to a recent Annandale Blog post about a small colony of feral cats.    

The public needs to be educated about feral cats, which I prefer to call “community cats.” I  help them by having them spayed and neutered through county programs and providing feeding sites where they live.

This helps the cats and the public coexist by ensuring the neighborhood cats live in a stable community.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bike lane projects planned for Annandale

Sleepy Hollow Road at Columbia Pike. 
Fairfax County is considering bike lane projects for two roads in Annandale:
  • Hummer Road between Annandale Road and Little River Turnpike and 
  • Sleepy Hollow Road between Columbia Pike and Bay Tree Lane. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Public hearing on homeless shelter relocation scheduled for Jan. 25

The new site of the Bailey's Crossroads homeless shelter.
Official action to relocate the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter continues next week with a public hearing and Board of Supervisors vote.

Fairfax County’s Office of Public Affairs has issued a timetable on the county’s effort move the homeless shelter from its current site at 3525 Moncure Avenue in Bailey’s Crossroads to 5914 Seminary Road, about a quarter of a mile away

Thursday, January 19, 2017

County offers hope for victims of opioid epidemic

Brian H. speaks at a CSB forum on his experiences with addiction. 
“I hated who I had become. I hated looking in the mirror. I had no control,” said Brian H. about his experiences as a heroin addict and his road to recovery Jan. 18 at a public forum on the opioid epidemic hosted by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB).

Armed robberies in Annandale

A 26-year-old woman was robbed while walking on a sidewalk on the 4500 block of Little River Run Drive in Annandale at about 11:15 p.m. on Jan. 18, the Fairfax County Police Department reports.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Man shot in Bailey's Crossroads

A 21-year-old man was shot on Monday night at the 6000 block of Vista Drive in Bailey’s Crossroads, the Fairfax County Police Department reports.

The FCPD received a call at about 9:50 p.m. about a fight and gunshots in the area, says FCPD spokesperson Tawny Wright. 

Families volunteer on National Day of Service

Children create valentines with hopeful messages for youths aging out of foster care. 
Many local families honored the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16 by taking part in service activities organized by Volunteer Fairfax at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia.