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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Tobacco shop to open in Annandale

Annandale is getting another tobacco shop. Tobacco Max is “coming soon,” says a sign on a storefront on Columbia Pike next to the Juke Box Diner.

That space was formerly occupied by Annandale Florist. The flower shop moved a few down the road to a standalone building at 7025 Columbia Pike in August 2020.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Survey seeks input on parking lot in Justice Park - even though that proposal has been rejected

Justice Park with Justice High School in the background.
A survey from Mason school board member Ricardy Anderson revisits the controversy over whether a parking lot should be created in Justice Park to accommodate a forthcoming addition for Justice High School – even though Fairfax County Public Schools and the Park Authority both rejected the parking lot proposal. 

Over a week after Anderson sent the survey to parents and others in the Justice High School pyramid, a link to the survey was sent to other people in the community who requested it. 

Unattended pot on a stove causes house fire

House fire started in the kitchen. [FCFRD]
A house fire in the 3200 block of Nealon Drive in the Falls Church area of Mason District Nov. 30 was caused by the ignition of cooking oil from an unattended pan left on the stove, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department reports. 

When fire units from the Fairfax County, Arlington County, and City of Fairfax arrived at the one-story, single-family home at about 9:20 a.m., fire was visible on the roof. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Community feedback sought on Audrey Moore Rec Center

The Fairfax County Park Authority has put out a survey seeking community feedback on how people use the Audrey Moore Rec Center and what new features and improvements they want. 

Access the survey here.

Free Covid test kits will be available at libraries

Fairfax County public libraries will distribute free Covid-19 rapid antigen at-home test kits beginning Friday, Dec. 3.

BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Card test kits will be available at 21 libraries, including George Mason Regional Library in Annandale and Thomas Jefferson Library in Falls Church. 

Monday, November 29, 2021

Falls Church considers improvements at the Eden Center

The Eden Center focuses on Vietnamese restaurants.
The City of Falls Church has started a planning study for the city’s East End, which includes the Eden Center and the surrounding area adjacent to Seven Corners.

The East End Small Area Plan would establish a conceptual framework for future development. However, no developers have come forward yet to invest in the area. 

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Volunteers and organizations recognized for supporting parks

Volunteers with Friends of Accotink Creek collect litter from the stream. [FACC]
The Fairfax County Park Authority has honored the Friends of Accotink Creek (FACC) with an Elly Doyle Park Service Award. 

FACC volunteers protect the watershed by removing trash, replacing invasive plants with native species, monitoring wildlife populations, and educating the public about preserving nature and reversing the impact of climate change.