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Sunday, September 23, 2018

"Animal communicator' will help judge pet contest at the Taste of Annandale

The Taste of Annandale Planning Committee is pleased to announce that Diane Roadcap, the “animal communicator,” will be one of the judges at the best-dressed pet contest at the Oct. 13 street festival on Tom Davis Drive.

The Taste of Annandale schedule hasn’t been finalized but the pet contest, hosted by Chicos Natural Pet Market, is tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m. The other judges are Teri Thorsteinson, the owner of Coco the Couture Cat, and Giovanna Di Biccari, the owner of Willie, a dog running for mayor of Annan-tail.

Roadcap is a medium who telepathically communicates with animals to get insight their hearts and souls. She gives private consultations and has been featured in many magazines, newspapers, and TV and radio shows.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Man fatally struck on Little River Turnpike

7611 Little River Turnpike. [Google Maps]
A 33-year-old man was struck and killed in the service road near 7611 Little River Turnpike in Annandale at around 10:50 p.m. on Sept. 21, the Fairfax County Police Department reports.

 [UPDATE: The police later identified the victim as Eric Roberts.]

The driver of a 2016 Toyota Highlander was traveling westbound when he struck the man, who was sitting in the service road. The driver stayed on the scene and is cooperating with detectives from the FCPD Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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.