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Saturday, December 25, 2010

2010 was an eventful year in Annandale

These are the most popular posts from the Annandale blog in 2010:
  1. The Annandale cat hoarders and their neighbor explain how they ended up with a house full of cats – Nov 21. Eventually, animal control would remove 161 cats from the house on Village Drive.
  2. The organizer of the annual KORUS Festival offers a preview of what to expect - Sept. 14.
  3. The Fairfax County police swat team stages training exercise in the vacated Lacey Center - July 20. A new elementary school is under construction on that site.
  4. The Fairfax County school board considers changes to the school calendar, dropping the Columbus Day holiday – Nov. 29. That didn’t happen, but the board will survey parents to gage their interest in starting school before Labor Day.
  5.  The first article in the Neighborhood Spotlight series features the mid-century modern design of the houses in Holmes Run Acres - Aug. 2. More neighborhoods will be spotlighted in 2011.
  6. The Fairfax County Animal Shelter seeks donations to help care for the cats taken from the Village Drive cat hoarders - Nov. 23.
  7. A major new redevelopment plan, later adopted by the Board of Supervisors, is intended to guide the transformation of Bailey’s Crossroads - April 17.
  8. The Yummy Yummy Beep Beep food truck offered Filipino cuisine last summer on Columbia Pike – June 18. Hope it comes back.
  9. Police seek information on the tragic murder of Vanessa Pham, age 19, who was found stabbed to death in her car on Route 50 – June 30. The case is still unsolved.
  10. The Frame Factory, a long-time institution on Little River Turnpike, burned down on New Year’s Day – Jan 1. The building has still not been repaired.

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