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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Grand opening of Princessland today

The entrance to Princessland is on Maple Place.
The public is invited to the grand opening of Princessland, a spa for girls, at 7224 Columbia Pike, Annandale, Saturday, May 27, at 3 p.m. Coupons, door prizes, and raffles will be available at today’s event.

Princessland offers hair styling, manicures, pedicures, facials, and makeovers for girls age 4-18. The owner, Melissa Ochoa, says Princessland is a great place for special events, like birthday parties. (The apostrophe in the middle of “Princessland” has been dropped.) 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Annandale man arrested for attempted bank robbery

Richardson [FCPD]
Officers from the Mason Police District arrested Montrell Richardson, 41, of Annandale May 25, at around 11 a.m., following an attempted bank robbery, the Fairfax County Police Department reports.

Richardson is suspected of trying to rob the BB&T Bank at 6120 Arlington Blvd., in the Willston Shopping Center in Seven Corners.

Police were called after he passed a note to employees demanding money. He fled before receiving any cash. When officers spotted him in the area, he fled but was apprehended.


Improvements planned for Barcroft Plaza


Barcroft Plaza is getting a facelift, the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) reports. Federal Realty Investment Trust plans to spend $3.2 million on new facades, improvements to standalone building that houses Bank of America, outdoor seating for Starbucks, and a better connection between Harris Teeter and the stores at 6464 Lincolnia Road.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Traffic roundabout planned for Ravensworth Road

How traffic moves in a roudabout. [VDOT]
The Federal Highway Administration and Virginia Department of Transportation are planning to install a traffic roundabout at Ravensworth Road and Jayhawk Street in Annandale.

The public is invited to a meeting on the project June 5, 7-8:30 p.m., at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Road in Annandale. Staff from the two agencies will answer questions and share displays at 7; the presentation will begin at 7:30.

The roundabout would be an alternative to a traffic signal, says Terry Yates of VDOT.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

We’re taking a break

The Annandale Blog is taking a little vacation. Check back later. We should be up and running again by May 27 or so. 

Get in shape now for the Taste of Annandale 5K

The start of the Taste of Annandale 5K in 2016.
Plans are shaping up for the Taste of Annandale 5K, to take place Saturday, Oct. 14. It’s the opening event of the third annual Taste of Annandale.

The race starts at the Kmart on John Marr Drive at 10 a.m. The course, not yet finalized, will be certified by U.S.A. Track & Field.

A one-mile fun has been added for the first time this year.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Summer concert series starts in June

A summer concert at Mason District Park.
The lineup has been set for the free Spotlight by Starlight concerts at Mason District Park and Ossian Hall Park. The shows are part of the summer entertainment series in parks throughout Fairfax County.

The concerts in the amphitheater in Mason District Park are on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 7 p.m.