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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Supervisors to hold hearings on zoning rules to allow short-term rentals

This three-bedroom guesthouse on Hummer Road in Annandale is available on Airbnb for $220 per night. [Airbnb] 
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on March 20 authorized public hearings on proposed zoning rules on short-term rentals, such as those offered through Airbnb.

The Planning Commission is scheduled to hold its hearing on May 3, and the board will hold its own hearing on June 19.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Annandale house fire caused by smoking materials

Firefights attack Annandale townhouse fire. [FCFRD]
Five people were displaced as a result of a fire in a townhouse in the 6800 block of Lafayette Park Drive in Annandale March 19, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department reports.

When firefighters arrived at the home in the Lafayette Park West community just before 10 p.m., they found fire showing from the rear of the home in the basement area.

Pedestrian improvements planned for Route 50

Route 50 at the Wayne Road and Woodlawn Avenue intersections. [Google Maps]
Construction will start soon on several pedestrian improvement projects along Route 50 between Jaguar Trail in Falls Church and east of Patrick Henry Drive in Seven Corners.

The 10 projects, undertaken by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation, are designed to increase pedestrian safety, connectivity, and accessibility.

Monday, March 19, 2018

New coffee shop to offer creative smoothies

Bambu, a coffee/tea shop could open at 4220B Annandale Road in Annandale as early as mid-April, says owner Thao Nguyen.

Summer camp registration open at Pinecrest School

An animal activity at Pinecrest Pavilion.
Registration for the Pinecrest Pavilion summer camp is now under way. 

Pinecrest Pavilion, at Pinecrest School (7209 Quiet Cove in Annandale), is a creative and enriching summer camp program for four-year-old preschoolers through rising sixth-graders.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Public invited to community dialogue session, with free dinner

Some of the artworks produced by students as part of the Re-Imagining Community initiative.
The public is invited to a gathering next Thursday to explore the meaning of community through art – and enjoy a free Latin American Dinner.

The session, titled “Re-Imagining Community through Dialogue, Poetry and Art,” is March 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Bailey’s Lower Elementary School, 6111 Knollwood Drive, Bailey’s Crossroads. Free childcare will be provided.