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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fireworks – Where to see them


JULY 1

Lake Fairfax Park, RestonFireworks show when it gets dark. Food vendors throughout the day; Puppet show and live music at the Water Mine water park. Parking for the day’s events if $10. (1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston)


KORUS Festival returns to Annandale

A traditional Korean drumming group performs at the 2010 KORUS festival in front of the Annandale Kmart.
The KORUS Festival, a three-day community celebration of Korean culture, will be back at the Kmart parking lot in Annandale Sept. 23-25.

KORUS, organized by the Korean American Association of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, had been an annual event in Annandale for several years.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

More public input sought on commuter lot option in Braddock Road study

Braddock Road
The community task force charged with making recommendations for the Braddock Road Multimodal Study opposes a transit center at Kings Park Shopping Center and believes a park-and-ride lot, which was presented as an alternative, should be delayed – if built at all.

The technical team drafting the Braddock Road study – made up of transportation engineers from the Fairfax County Department of Transportation and consultants – views both options more favorably.

Local artists featured at Green Spring Gardens

Green heron nestlings by Larry Golfer.
Artworks by members of the Lake Barcroft Art League are on display in the Horticulture Center and Historic House at Green Spring Gardens through Aug. 20.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Del. Kory launches re-election campaign

Tina Trapnell (left) introduces Del. Kaye Kory at a campaign event.
A large crowd of supporters gathered in Lake Barcroft June 25 for the launch of Del. Kaye Kory’s re-election campaign.

Kory has represented the 38th District in the Virginia House of Delegates since 2010 and before that represented Mason District on the Fairfax County School Board for 10 years. With regard to her long career as an elected official, Kory told the crowd, “I’m lucky to have your trust and confidence.”

The horses are back for the summer

Preschoolers at Congressional School enjoy rides on Tinkerbell, seen here with camp counselor Julia Utting. 
Back in the day when the Annandale area was dotted with farms, horses were a common sight. They’re gone now, as the area has urbanized.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer Reading Adventure program under way

School might be out, but the reading continues. [FCPL]
The Fairfax County Public Library’s Summer Reading Adventure program, running June 23-Sept. 2, is aimed at encouraging children to keep reading all summer long so, they’ll be ready to succeed when the new school year starts.

The program includes rewards and incentives to make reading fun. To participate, register online or visit a library branch.