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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

School principals: Racism and hate have no place in the Falls Church Pyramid

The principals of the schools in the Falls Church High School Pyramid issued a message expressing “sadness and outrage about the instances of racism and hate that have occurred in our country during the last few weeks, and over the course of time.”

Board Chair McKay urges more action on equity

A group of about 30 protesters march along Route 50 by Annandale Road Monday evening. A bystander reports that a police officer escorting the marchers took a knee, eliciting cheers from the crowd. [Mercedes Var]
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Jeffrey McKay issued a statement in response to the protests over the homicide of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and announced plans for an effort to “double down on our commitments” to equity. 

Monday, June 1, 2020

Men arrested for shooting in Wakefield Park

Werzeg [FCPD]
The weekend crime report from the Fairfax County Police Department includes an incident of reckless discharge of a firearm and narcotics possession at Wakefield Park in Annandale at about 4:45 p.m. on May 30. 

Someone had called the police to report a group of men shooting guns into the air in the park. Officers stopped a group of men inside an SUV leaving the park and found two handguns and narcotics in their possession. 

Saad Werzeg, 21, of Annandale, was charged with possession of a Schedule I or II drug, possession of a Schedule I or II drug while possessing a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in a public park, a concealed carry weapon violation, reckless handling of a firearm, possession of a Schedule IV drug, and obstruction of justice. 

Annandale opens up, as Phase 1 of loosened COVID restrictions takes effect

Outdoor dining at the Foxfire Grill in Pinecrest Plaza in Annandale.
As Fairfax County entered Phase 1 of the reopening plan on Friday, people were out and about in the Annandale/Mason District area all weekend, gathering in parks, getting haircuts, shopping, and eating out at designated outdoor seating areas.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Restaurants begin allowing outdoor dining

Silverado serves customers on outdoor tables.
As Fairfax County moved into Phase 1 of the reopening guidelines, a few local restaurants started offering outdoor table service. 

Phase 1, which started Friday, May 29, allows restaurants to operate with outdoor seating at 50 percent capacity. It’s the first step toward easing restrictions in place since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in early March and the local economy was mostly shut down. 

CVS offers COVID-19 tests in Annandale and Bailey's Crossroads

The CVS in central Annandale.
CVS now offers drive-through COVID-19 testing at its stores in Annandale (7205 Little River Turnpike) and Bailey’s Crossroads (3401 Charles St.).

To receive a test, you must meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria and age guidelines. To determine if you are eligible, an online questionnaire asks about symptoms, underlying medical conditions, and whether you’re a first responder or caregiver. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Huge crowd turns up for free food at Falls Church HS

Volunteers bring boxes of food to people's cars.
People started lining up at 8 a.m. for a food giveaway event at Falls Church High School May 28 that started at 1 p.m.

The event, aimed at aiding families struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic, was sponsored by Comunidad and Supervisor Rodney Lusk of the Lee District, with support from DeLune Corp, and CityLight Church.