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Friday, September 21, 2018

Park Authority proposes land swap to resolve park encroachment by homeowner

A map showing the location of the land swap. [FCPA]
The Fairfax County Park Authority is proposing a land swap of about 1,000 square feet in Mason District with homeowners Bruce and Patricia Kasold of 5914 Skyline Heights Court, Alexandria.

Under this proposal, the Park Authority would transfer approximately 1,000 square feet of “disturbed property” in the park to the Kasolds, where they had encroached on county parkland.

Heartland Home Foods brings dinner to you

Chicken from Heartland.
Tired of stopping at the grocery store to pick food for dinner after a tough day at work? Can’t afford to eat out all the time or subscribe to a meal delivery service?

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Lewd behavior reported in Bailey's Crossroads

A man was seen making lewd sexual gestures while touching himself underneath his pants at the bus stop in the area of Knollwood Drive and Lake Street in Bailey’s Crossroads on Sept. 18 at around 6:45 a.m., the Fairfax County Police Department reports. Two school-aged girls reported the incident to their school resource officer.

Police seek upskirting victims

If you think you might be the victim of an upskirting incident, the Mason Police District wants to hear from you.

William Marshall, a 42-year-old Florida resident was caught filming up a woman’s skirt by a loss prevention officer at the Giant at 3480 S. Jefferson St. in Bailey’s Crossroads June 29.

An investigation by the Fairfax County Police Department revealed Marshall put his cell phone in a hand basket and covered it, leaving only the lens exposed. Marshall then placed the basket underneath the woman’s skirt, filming her illegally.

Small school has a big impact

Pinnacle Academy students deliver supplies to a village in Burkina Faso.
The Pinnacle Academy, a small private, international school founded in Oakton 11 years ago, is the only “early college high school” in Northern Virginia.

Under this approach, students take college courses as early as the ninth grade so by the time they graduate, they earn an associate degree from Northern Virginia Community College, as well as a high school diploma. If they enroll in a four-year college, it only takes them two years to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Zoning board will decide whether Annandale resident can keep his chickens

The Kim family's pet chickens.
When a friend of Annandale resident Young Gee Kim gave him five chickens last spring, which he keeps in a coop at the side of his house, he didn’t know he was violating Fairfax County zoning regulations.

Under the zoning ordinance, a homeowner must have a two-acre property in order to keep chickens by right. Anyone with a smaller property needs to seek a special permit, and Kim’s property is just seven-tenths of an acre.

The Parliaments is hosting a block party on Saturday

The Parliaments
The Parliaments, a community in the center of Annandale, invites residents and potential renters to an International Block Party and open house Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a DJ, moon bounce, games, food, contests, and vendors. Its in the parking lot next to the leasing office at 7409 Eastmoreland Road.