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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Pop-Park Park hosts Fitness & Fun Day Aug. 24

Rock painting at the Pop-Up Park's Art Day in July.
Come out and play at Annandale’s Pop-Up Park during Fitness & Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 24.

There will be free family-friendly activities and games 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the park, at 7200 Columbia Pike in Annandale between the ACCA Child Development Center and the Annandale Volunteer Fire Department.

High school students can be 'election pages'

The Fairfax County Office of Elections invites high school students to help out on Election Day as an “election page.”

Election pages will serve an eight-hour shift at a polling place on Nov. 5 under the supervision of a chief election officer.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Juveniles arrested for breaking into cars

The Fairfax County Police Department reports the following recent crimes in the Bailey’s Crossroads area.

Two juvenile boys were arrested for breaking into cars in the 3400 block of Charles Street at 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 16.

Deer season in local parks starts Sept. 7

Backyard fawns. 
The 2019-20 Fairfax County deer management season starts Saturday, Sept. 7 and will end Feb. 22.

The county allows groups to use archery to reduce the deer population in designated parks.

El Habanero set to open next month

A Mexican restaurant, El Habanero, is tentatively expected to open in Annandale on Sept. 9, says owner Milton Ortega.

The restaurant is located in a completely renovated building that was formerly occupied by TitleMax, at 7321 Little River Turnpike.

El Habanero will offer authentic Mexican cuisine, such as tacos, quesadillas, and burritos, along with such entrees as lengua entomatada (beef tongue), pollo guisado, and bistec a la Mexicana; and fresh homemade drinks. Entrees come with soup.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Improvements under way at Heritage Mall parking lot

The parking lot at Heritage Mall is getting an upgrade.

The JSI Paving and Construction Co. is putting in islands that will eventually have trees, handicapped parking spaces and ramps by the CVS and H Mart, a new sidewalk on Commons Drive, and a regraded swale along Heritage Drive, says foreman Luis Hernandez.