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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.
It's my understanding that the Hillbrook/Talls Oaks Community opposed that proposal.
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.
Where is the SEARCH feature of this blog? (I am having trouble locating it.) Thank you.
At the bottom of the calendar listings.
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)
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
Have I missed the story on what is being done to the Campbell & Ferrare (sp) property?
Looks like the Annandale Jerry's Subs and Pizza is closing. http://www.fairfaxauction.net/cgi-bin/mndetails.cgi?fairfax26 Maybe we can get a new Korean restaurant in its place.
Like we really need another Korean restaurant
Hmm. What would be better? Another burgers & fries fast food eatery?
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.
What happened to Le Matin de Paris? Did it close down? and why do my comments disappear when I hit publish?
Comments are moderated to screen out spam.
That I understand, but there might be a bug. I type in a comment. Change reply as: Anonymous , click publish and text disappears. No Capcta. So I type up a reply, hit crtl c then ctrl v once it disappears.
Hello, Firstly, thank you for all your hard work. You provide local news that is otherwise hard to come by in very professionally and comptently. I was curious if there is anything new going on with Route 7 study for transit alternatives. There are no recents updates on their website. Thanks.
keep up the good work Ash. =)
I love this blog and am so grateful to you, Ms. Ashford, for helping provide TRULY local news! I've lived in Northern VA most of my life and had come to accept the fact that you just can't find news about such a tiny lil' corner of it. I'm glad to know I was wrong!May I respectfully suggest a different photo for the homepage, though? I think there are so many lovely scenes around town that would more accurately reflect it.
.I hate the ads interspersed between posts. They are incredibly annoying. Prompt me to go to another site instead of staying on yours.