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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Taste of Merrifield brings crowds to Mosaic District




Lots of people flocked to the Mosaic District May 2 for the Taste of Merrifield. The event, hosted by the Greater Merrifield Business Association, featured live entertainment; a few Mosaic District restaurants; other vendors and organizations; a beer garden for adults, and pony rides, fire truck tours, and other activities for kids.


The Split String Soup band.

Missed it? Come to the Taste of Annandale, on June 13, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., along Tom Davis Drive. The Taste of Annandale will offer a different flavor, with more restaurants and more varied entertainment.
 
Cyclone Anaya's offers tacos, while Matchbox had sliders and hot dogs.

A pony decked out with pink highlights.

Bettina Lawton, candidate for Fairfax County clerk of the court, and Paul Jameson, chair of the Providence Democratic Committee.
A warm day means a long line for ice cream.

Providence Supervisor Linda Smyth (second from right) is campaigning for re-election.
A horse race on the outdoor screen at the Angelika Film Center.
Girl Scouts host a hat-decorating activity.
Refreshments from the Port City Brewery.

The Cardinal Cloggers.


4 comments:

  1. Hard to believe that Merrifield was a forgettable dump when I was growing up in an adjacent neighborhood. Amazing what a lot of effort and some vision can do for a place.

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  2. It happened mostly because it's not in Mason District and has a Supervisor who ISN'T Gross.

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    1. Baloney!

      Mosaic was built in Merrifield because it's in a District that unlike Mason District, does not have a knee-jerk reaction against any development other than a public school in a mythical, bucolic, park-like setting.

      Voters who want to jack-up property taxes to generate the funds to convert Fairfax County Public Schools into Prep Schools for the masses (in part by forcing out working and middle class residents by making Mason District unaffordable (just like their model, the overpriced, overly-Caucasian City of Falls Church) have their candidate in Swanson.

      Voters who want to keep Mason District affordable, diverse, and open to new development that would offer modern commercial, retail, and residential options instead of the current blight such as the vacant Safari Lounge which was the scene of a recent unsolved murder (based on the lack of any arrest being reported on the "Annandale Blog") need to consider re-electing Gross or electing the Independent in the General Election.

      Based on how she has run her campaign, Swanson's only campaign issue is increasing Fairfax County's taxes to increase funding for public schools. Swanson appears to want to represent the interests of FCPS Superintendent Karen Garza instead of those Mason District residents paying their bills paycheck to paycheck who cannot afford significant tax increases.

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  3. Isn't this ~ the 5th time you've used the same Anti-Swanson rant for everything?

    And BTW, "keep Mason District affordable, diverse, and open to : new development that would offer modern commercial, retail, and residential options instead of the current blight" IS an Oxymoron.
    Blight rules until it is eliminated.

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