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Monday, September 28, 2020

Farewell to Heidi's Nails

Now that Heidi’s Nails has closed, customers can find some of their favorite nail technicians at USVN Nails at 6653 Little River Turnpike in Annandale. 

Annandale Healthcare Center failed to tell patients' families about its huge COVID outbreak

Brenda Roozen celebrates a birthday at the Annandale Healthcare Center. 
Since the Annandale Blog began reporting on the problems at the Annandale Healthcare Center – and its huge COVID-19 outbreak – families have reached out to us about their negative experiences. 

The AHC, at 6700 Columbia Pike, had the most COVID cases in Virginia (156) and the most deaths (55), according to the Virginia Department of Health. The VDH cited numerous deficiencies at the AHC – such as the failure of staff to wear protective equipment correctly and the failure to screen visitors – that contributed to the outbreak. 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Annandale's craft gallery offers virtual shopping

The Craft Gallery of Artisans United, the unique shop in Annandale offering one-of-kind items by local artists and crafters, is offering virtual, as well as in-person shopping. 

Claire Gesalman, director of Artisans United Inc., will set up a Zoom call for people who can’t visit the shop in person. Contact her at 703-941-0202,, for a virtual tour of the gallery.  

Saturday, September 26, 2020

St. James sports center hosts learning pods for K-12 students

The St. James offers lots of sports options for all ages. [The St. James]
The St. James sports complex in Springfield is launching a virtual learning program for K-12 students.

The program will provide adult supervision for students participating in distance learning while schools remain closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will have their own desks and will be clustered in learning pods of 10 to 12 according to age.  

Crime report: grand larceny, stabbing

The Home Depot on Arlington Boulevard in Seven Corners.
Here’s the weekly police report on crimes in the Mason Police District:

A man was arrested for stealing merchandise from the Home Depot in the Seven Corners Center at 2 p.m. on Sept. 19. John Mulgrew, 30, was arrested after a brief foot pursuit. He was charged with grand larceny, possession of burglarious tools, and two counts of grand larceny for prior thefts from the store.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Fairfax County Public Schools to start in-person learning in October for certain groups of students

These teachers at Camelot Elementary School in Annandale are continuing with virtual instruction. [FCPS] 
The Fairfax County School Board has approved a plan by Superintendent Scott Brabrand to gradually bring back students for in-person learning starting in October. 

The first groups would return to school under a cohort model, in which small groups of students would stay together all day. Everyone else would continue with virtual learning. 

Congressional candidates clash on climate change, racial justice, immigration and much more

Republican candidate Jeff Jordan (left) is running against Rep. Don Beyer (right). 
For Rep. Don Beyer, the Democrat who represents the 8th congressional district, the biggest existential threat facing the United States is climate change, while his Republican opponent, Jeff Jordan, says the biggest threat is socialism. 

The two candidates offered widely divergent views on nearly every question brought up in a Sept. 23 forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area. The 8th District encompasses Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and eastern Fairfax County, including parts of Bailey’s Crossroads, Lincolnia, and Annandale.