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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Just Neighbors advises new residents on immigration issues

An immigrant counseling session. [Just Neighbors]
Just Neighbors, a nonprofit organization that provides legal services to immigrants, wants the public to understand its work and the immigrant populations who live in our community.

Just Neighbors relocated from Bailey’s Crossroads to 7630 Little River Turnpike in Annandale last October. The group’s offices had been in the Landmark Building on Columbia Pike, which is being demolished.

Parents of toddler who fell from Skyline Towers window are suing the building's owner

Sayed Zaidi [WUSA]
Days after a toddler fells to his death from the 24th floor of the Skyline Towers, the parents of another child who died in a similar accident just over two months ago are suing the building’s owners and managers, according to a report on WUSA Channel 9.

A 2-year-old boy was pronounced dead on Aug. 13 after he fell from a balcony at 5601 Skyline Towers North in Baileys Crossroads. Three years ago, a little girl survived after falling through a window on the fifth floor.

Now the parents of Syed Zaidi, age 3, who fell through a window screen on the 26th floor of Skyline Towers North on May 30 are suing Skyline Towers and Equity Residential Properties

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Annandale cannon is getting a makeover

The cannon was here.
The Annandale cannon is expected to be returned to its spot at Columbia Pike and Backlick Road in the center of Annandale in several months completely refurbished.

The cannon is a 1905 three-inch field gun that was used in the Mexican campaign against Pancho Villa. American Legion Post 1976 is in charge of maintaining it. Over the years, the cannon has been slowly deteriorating due to rust.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Annandale church has space to share

United Baptist Church as seen from Columbia Pike. 
If you are part of an organization that benefits the community in some way and needs space to hold meetings or classes, United Baptist Church in Annandale has space available.

Like many churches, United Baptist has seen its congregation decline over the years – from a peak of nearly 800 to about 300 today – and wants to put its vacant spaces to good use. 

Toddler dies after falling from apartment balcony

Skyline Towers [FCPD]
A 2-year-old boy fell to his death from a balcony from the 24th floor of building at the Skyline Towers in the 5600 block of Seminary Road, Bailey’s Crossroads, at around 4 p.m. on Aug. 13.

A preliminary investigations by the Fairfax County Police Department shows there was an adult caregiver in the apartment tending to the needs of another child at the time of the fall. Detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau and Crime Scene Unit are investigating.

There was a similar incident less than three months ago. On May 30, a 3-year-old boy died after falling out of a bedroom window at 5601 Seminary Road.

PR Performance Training supports the Taste of Annandale

Personal trainers and clients at PR Performance Fitness.
PR Performance Fitness, a Silver-level sponsor of the Taste of Annandale, has become a neighborhood institution since it opened in its current location, at 4111 John Marr Drive in Annandale.

Under the leadership of owners Rachel Martin and Pablo Amaya, PR’s cadre of personal trainers offers specialized, individual coaching for all needs – to build up one’s strength, endurance, balance, cardio performance, flexibility, muscle tone, or any combination of those goals – for beginners of all ages through professional athletes.

Monday, August 13, 2018

CVS opens in Bailey's Crossroads

The entrance to the new CVS is on Charles Street.
CVS drugstore with a drive-in pharmacy at 3401 Charles St. in Bailey’s Crossroads opened Aug. 12. The other shops in the retail center, under construction by Spectrum Development, appear to be weeks away from opening.

The new CVS is open 24 hours, seven days a week, although the pharmacy closes at 10 p.m. on weeknights and earlier on weekends.