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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Queen of Apostles School hosts 5K and international festival May 30

The 2014 Queen of Apostles 5K.
Come outside, get some exercise, and have fun at the annual 5K Soar Like an Eagle Run hosted by the Queen of Apostles School May 30.

The 5K starts at 8 a.m. at 4409 Sano Drive, Alexandria, and will wind through the streets of the Parklawn neighborhood. There will also be a one-mile fun run at 9 a.m. Register online by noon on May 29 or come early and register onsite.

Scene around A-Town: The pools are open!

Local swimming pools throughout the area opened yesterday, and despite the nippy temperature, a few hardy souls took the plunge, including these swimmers at the Lincolnia Park Recreation Club.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Annandale HS principal will retire

Annandale High School Principal Vince Randazzo announced May 22 plans to retire later this summer.

“I have enjoyed working with you, and the entire Annandale family, to build a school of which we can all be proud,” Randazzo wrote in an email to the AHS community. “I thank everyone who has worked so hard to ensure our students have the best education and are successful graduates.”

Taste of Annandale features variety of entertainment

Swell plays at JVs in Falls Church.

Annandale’s got plenty of talent – and much of it will be display at the Taste of Annandale, an all-day community festival on June 13.

Annandale Rotary Club is all about community service

The Rotary Club of Annandale awarded Saperstone Scholarships to three Northern Virginia Community College students to help them continue their education. Left to right: Hye Sun Lee, former NVCC Provost Barbara Saperstone, Michelle Zinc, and Pisith Yim.

The Annandale Rotary Club has been supporting the needy and promoting positive values for half a century. In fact, the club will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special dinner for current and past members June 26 at Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC).

The club’s emphasis on community service is evident in its willingness to sign on as a sponsor of the Taste of Annandale, June 13 on Tom Davis Drive.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

More sponsors, restaurants join Taste of Annandale

Several additional sponsors and restaurants have joined the Taste of Annandale since the last article listing contributors was published in the Annandale Blog last month. The Taste of Annandale, a community festival, is less than a month away. It’s happening June 13 along Tom Davis Drive in the heart of Annandale.

Burke & Herbert Bank, Hanmi Bank, and Home Fix Custom Remodeling have signed on as sponsors in recent days.

Additional food vendors include Ara Fusion Restaurant, Beanetics Coffee Roasters, Silverado,
Taquitos Dona Mary, Cue Club CafĂ©, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Tous Les Jours, Imm Thai Cuisine, and the 2.20 Club.

See the complete list of sponsors and vendors on the Taste of Annandale page. Want to get involved? Contact Glenda Olmeda, event organizer,, 703-946-4087.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Health officials seek people who might have been exposed to measles

Local public health officials are trying to identify people who might have come into contact with an adult who had measles and could have been exposed to the disease when the victim was contagious between May 10 and May 16, the Fairfax County Health Department reports.

Alzheimer's facility planned for Annandale

The new project would be to the right of the Leewood Center on Braddock Road near the Backlick Road intersection.
Fifteen years after the Board of Supervisors approved a housing facility for memory-impaired seniors on Braddock Road next to the Leewood Healthcare Center in Annandale, the project is going forward. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Truck ban proposed for Ravensworth

Pothole-ridden Ravensworth Road in Annandale could get some relief if the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approves a proposal to ban trucks.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Taste of Annandale opens with 5K 'Diamond Dash'

Taste of Annandale sign on Annandale United Methodist Church on Columbia Pike.
The 5K Fun Run, the opening activity of the Taste of Annandale June 13, is called the “Diamond Dash” for a special reason: Two runners will receive a half-carat diamond prize.

The diamonds, provided by Taste of Annandale title sponsor Lambros Goldsmiths, will be presented to two 5K participants selected randomly after the race. Only runners who have registered will receive a raffle ticket.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sen. Saslaw calls for more state funding for education

Saslaw speaks to supporters at Kilroy's in Springfield.

State Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-35th) urged a crowd of supporters and politicians at his re-election campaign kick-off May 16 at Kilroy’s to return the Virginia Assembly to Democratic control.

The 35th District includes parts of Falls Church, Annandale, Seven Corners, Bailey’s Crossroads, Lake Barcroft, Lincolnia, Merrifield, and Springfield.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

George Mason Regional Library celebrates 60th anniversary

The George Mason Regional Library celebrated its 60th anniversary Saturday with a full day of children’s entertainment.

The day began with a lion dance performed by members of Girl Scout Troop 2016. Other events on the agenda include African storyteller and musician Kofi Dennis, demonstrations by a local Harley Davidson club and the Fairfax Fire and Rescue Department, magician Mike Rose at 2 p.m., and the Rocknoceros music group at 3:30 p.m.