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  1. What ever happened to the plan to build a park and playground at Poe Terrace Park, at the intersection of Little River Turnpike and Hillbrook Drive? A plan for the park prepared in 1984 (according to the FCPA website) but nothing has been done to property in the 29 years since then.

  2. It's my understanding that the Hillbrook/Talls Oaks Community opposed that proposal.

  3. I did not realize that the Fairfax County Park Authority ceded control of public lands to local community associations. Seriously, this "park" land is several acres which is essentially only serving the interests of HTOCA as a buffer to the traffic on Little River Turnpike. There are many families living outside the immediate neighborhood who would love to have another playground in the vicinity. If HTOCA wants to control the use of the land they should buy it. If they won't buy it and won't allow a public park, FCPA should sell it to a developer and use the money to improve the facilities at other parks in the area.

  4. Where is the SEARCH feature of this blog? (I am having trouble locating it.) Thank you.

  5. At the bottom of the calendar listings.

  6. Hello Ms Ashford,
    Love the Blog. In the future when you update the school list, please be sure to add Westminster School on Gallows Road. It may be a private school but it has been in Annandale for 50+ years, offers an exceptional educational experience (pre-K through 8th grade) and is a great keystone of Annandale.
    Thank you!
    Evelyn StClair
    (lifetime Annandale resident)

  7. As my 2013 Summer Concert Series of Friend of Mason District Park Presentation of Spotlight by Starlight OSSIAN HALL PARK AT 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale Virginia draw to end on August 31, 2013 I would like to thank all of my guests and supporters of the Summer Concert Series and you, I have the highest privilege to showcase different cultures from around the world every weekend with the support of Fairfax Country Park Authority, Fairfax Board of Supervisor and sponsors of Friends of Mason Park. We are planning our next year 2014 Free Entertainment, I hope to showcase more group including African group

  8. Have I missed the story on what is being done to the Campbell & Ferrare (sp) property?

  9. Looks like the Annandale Jerry's Subs and Pizza is closing. Maybe we can get a new Korean restaurant in its place.

    1. Like we really need another Korean restaurant

  10. Great work. People should know that flyers are going around Parklawn regarding coyotes that have eaten several cats. We suspect that since the deer population has been culled so much that they are going after pets in force. Raccoons and fox have now disappeared.