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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Developer files suit after Board of Supervisors rejects house in flood plain

The lot on Woodlark Drive.
A developer who has failed to get approval for a new house on a vacant lot in a floodplain in Annandale has sued the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Exception Review Committee (ERC), and the individual members of the ERC.

K2NC LLC, a limited liability company formed by the owner of the property at 4104 Woodlark Drive, Sheila Konecke, filed suit in Fairfax Circuit Court earlier this month seeking damages of $1.2 million. 

Special bins set up for glass-only recycling

A glass-only recycling bin operated by the City of Alexandria.
Fairfax County doesn’t want people to put class bottles or jars in their curbside recycling bins any more (although you can still do that.)

The market for recycled glass has declined, mainly due to tighter controls imposed by China on the quality of materials it accepts. Also, broken glass is difficult to sort when it’s mixed in with other materials. As a result, most glass containers placed in curbside bins are not recycled and end up in landfills. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dressbarn is closing

Dressbarn in the Seven Corners shopping center.

Another big retailer is closing down, meaning more empty storefronts in our area.

The Ascena Retail Group announced May 20 that is shutting down all 650 Dressbarn stores. That includes the stores in the Seven Corners Center, Fair City Mall, Kingstowne Center, and Greenbriar Town Center in Fairfax County.

Fairfax County Democrats fail to endorse Moon for school board

The scene outside the endorsement meeting. Rachna Sizemore-Heizer is in the black-and-white dress, and Abrar Omeish's supporters are wearing yellow hats.
After 20 years on the Fairfax County School Board, Ilryong Moon will not appear on the ballot on Election Day in November.

That’s because Moon got the least votes from members of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee at an endorsement meeting May 21. There were four contenders seeking the Democratic endorsement for the three at-large seats on the school board.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Boundary adjustment process starts for Glen Forest

Glen Forest Elmentary School.
Parents of children at Glen Forest Elementary School and community members are invited to a meeting to discuss a boundary adjustment that could possibly move some students to Bailey’s Primary, Bailey’s Upper, and Parklawn elementary schools.

Volunteers clean up Backlick Park

Volunteers in the Backlick Park clean up crew. 
Backlick Park in Annandale is clean and litter-free, after members of the Falls Church-Annandale Lions Club and local residents picked up trash during a Saturday morning cleanup project organized by Katie Clinton.

Monday, May 20, 2019

'On Air' at Creative Cauldron is a delightful musical about early radio

Jimmy Mavrikes as Frank Conrad and Nora Palka as Flora Conrad in “On Air” at Creative Cauldron. [Keith Waters Kx Photography]
By David Siegel

Dancing and singing over the wireless airways – how might it have happened? What might have been a dry history lesson is given delightfully appealing musical charm in Creative Cauldron’s world premiere production of “On Air.”