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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Santa's Ride will stop at Bailey's Elementary School

Santa’s Ride will be stopping at Bailey’s Primary Elementary School on Dec. 15.

Every year, local law enforcement officers cruise by local elementary schools on motorcycles – some dressed in Santa outfits or as other winter characters – to collect donated toys for children at Fairfax Hospital and the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center.

Friday, November 27, 2015

It's scam season, Dominion warns

Dominion Virginia Power warns customers not to fall for scammers who call and tell them they missed a payment and their electricity will be disconnected unless they pay up immediately. These types of scams tend to increase around the holidays, when people are stressed out and distracted.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

To our readers: wishing you a warm, wonderful, and delicious Thanksgiving today. We are grateful for so many things, including support from our readers.

Check back in tomorrow for more news from Annandale and surrounding areas.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

102-unit townhouse project proposed for Edsall Road

The entrance to Monticello Mews on Edsall Road, with the Isabella on the right.

A 102-unit townhouse project is proposed for Edsall Road in Mason District next to the Isabella condominium and Jefferson Green townhouses.

The landowner, DRW Inc., has submitted a rezoning application to revise the proffers approved in 1981. The 10.7-acre property is zoned R-12. A Dec. 9 public hearing by the Planning Commission has been postponed, and a new date hasn’t been set.

Girl Scouts offer Black Friday babysitting

If you’re planning a serious Black Friday marathon Nov. 27, don’t let your kids slow you down. Girl Scout Troop 675 has organized a Black Friday Babysitting and Gift-Wrapping service to raise funds for troop activities.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Barcroft Plaza Starbucks to serve beer and wine

The Starbucks coffee shop at Barcroft Plaza will be selling beer and wine – although don’t expect this to be happening right away. It’s set to become one of a growing number of “Starbucks Evenings” locations that will offer wine and craft beer along with savory small plates, like flatbreads, bacon-wrapped dates, and truffle macaroni and cheese.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Help a needy family enjoy the holidays

Boy Scouts collect food for the ACCA food pantry during the Scouting for Food event earlier this month.
How about embracing the true meaning of Christmas this year by “adopting” a needy family for the holidays? The Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA), a coalition of local churches, is coordinating a program matching donors with those who need help.

Donors provide a basket full of groceries for a holiday meal or a grocery gift card plus gifts for the children. 

Attempted robbery at Exxon station in Annandale

The suspect [FCPD]

Revised 2 p.m., Nov. 23: The Exxon station at 3403 Holly Road in Annandale was the site of an attempted robbery on Nov. 22 shortly after 5 p.m., the Fairfax County Police Department reports.

An employee had been standing outside the gas station when he re-entered the business, a man followed him, produced a handgun, threatened him, and demanded money.

Rotarians, students provide Thanksgiving meals to the needy

More than 100 needy families will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving, thanks to the generosity of the Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club and the JEB Stuart High School Interact Club. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

March to White House focuses on immigration relief

Local immigrant rights groups led a march from Arlington Courthouse Plaza to the White House Nov. 20 to urge the federal government to support policies to allow eligible immigrants to stay and work in the United States without fear of deportation.

The march commemorated the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s announcement to expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and establish a new policy on Deferred Action for Parents of American and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).

Basketball registration under way at Annandale Boys and Girls Club

ABGC headquarters in Annandale

Registration is under way through Nov. 30 for recreational basketball with the Annandale Boys and Girls Club. The house league covers players in fourth grade through high school.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Attempted abduction, bias crime, ped accident in Annandale/Mason area

Several crime and safety incidents happened in the past few days, which we’re lumping together in one post.

Mason Crest Elementary School sent an email warning the community about an attempted abduction of a student on Nov. 20. The student, who had just left the school, reported that a man in a gray car approached on Crest Drive, Annandale, and asked the student to get into the car.