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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013 11:07 PM | Anonymous member
    Dear Dranesville Resident,
      

    The U.S. Government's closure of Langley Fork Park (Colonial Farm Road and Georgetown Pike) and Great Falls Park (Georgetown Pike and Old Dominion Drive) is expected to affect parking, congestion and attendance at two County parks that remain open.

     

    The closure of Langley Fork is impacting available parking for visitors to Clemyjontri Park (6317 Georgetown Pike).  Clemyjontri Park is located across Georgetown Pike from Langley Fork Park.  Patrons of Clemyjontri often use the Langley Fork parking area for overflow parking.   During the U.S. Government shutdown, access to the Langley Fork parking lot is not available.

     

    Due to the closing of Great Falls Park, the Fairfax County Park Authority is anticipating a significant increase in the number of visitors at Riverbend Park.  Consequently, Riverbend has increased staffing for the weekend, will provide shuttles from the upper parking lot and will have police assistance with traffic control.  

      
    Feel free to forward this information to your friends and neighbors.
     

    John W. Foust

    Dranesville District Supervisor

    6649-A Old Dominion Drive

    McLean, VA  22101

    Phone:  703-356-0551

    Fax: 703-821-4275

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2013 8:56 PM | Anonymous
    Friends,

    The struggle continues against the misguided downgrading of Fairfax County Public Libraries under radical restructuring plans which were developed and are scheduled to be implemented with almost zero input from library users and front-line library staff. 

    There have continued to be numerous news articles and commentaries appearing on the situation .Here are the latest. Please share with others as we continue to spread the word on this crisis in Fairfax County :
     
    Library staff, supporters battling plan to overhaul library system 

    Proposed Degradation of Fairfax County Public Libraries


    Board of Supervisors Chairman Bulova and other County leaders have begun to hear the voices of library staff, volunteers, Friends, and users who are speaking out against rushed through changes which they see as unwise and undermining the quality of the libraries they love. Bulova has called for the Betas to be postponed and for there to be genuine participation from the public and front-line staff in the planning process. It is believed that the Supervisors will address the library situation in a resolution at their Sept meeting. Many 
    believe that merely adjusting the existing plans is NOT enough. We need to STOP & RE-EVALUATE completely - with all stakeholders involved in every stage of the planning.

    The voices saying "Stop & Re-evaluate" are growing louder and more determined with each passing day and, despite various attempts at threats and intimidation, will NOT BE SILENCED. Neither will an ongoing disinformation campaign of half-truths, evasions, and distortions succeed in distracting those who oppose both the proposed changes and the process used to produce and implement those changes.

    PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP AND RE-EVALUATE DOWNGRADING FAIRFAX COUNTY LIBRARIES AND READ SOME OF THE WONDERFUL COMMENTS FOLKS ARE POSTING THERE    OVER 1500 HAVE SIGNED IN ONE MONTH !!!
    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop-and-re-evaluate-proposed-changes-to-fairfax/


    PLEASE CONTACT THE LIBRARY BOARD AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WITH THE SAME REQUEST TO "STOP & RE-EVALUATE"

    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/aboutthelibrary/trustees.htm

    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/government/board/board-of-supervisors-flyer.pdf


     ATTEND THE CRUCIAL LIBRARY BOARD MEETING 
    Wednesday 
    September 11, 2013       7:00 PM
    George Mason Regional Library  
     7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale 22003 
    AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILIES , NEIGHBORS...
  • Tuesday, September 03, 2013 8:52 PM | Anonymous

    Volunteer Coordinator Needed for McLean  

      

    Meals on wheels is looking for a volunteer who will coordinate two routes in McLean.  If this very worthwhile cause sounds like something you would enjoy doing, please contact Jenny Phipps in Supevisor Foust's office at jenny.phipps@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 571-232-6058.

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2013 8:38 PM | Anonymous

    Fairfax County Police urge motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians and bicyclists as county schools resume classes Tuesday, September 3.
                Commuters should expect increased congestion throughout the week and build time into their schedules to accommodate for the traditionally heavy time period. Residents may also notice police officers posted in school zones and near bus stops helping ensure pedestrian safety as well as safe loading and unloading of students.

                Police remind drivers that when bus lights and stop signs are activated, vehicles must stop in both directions, unless they are separated from the bus by a median.

                In 2012, there were a total of 1,500 citations written for infractions involving school zones and busses, including 961 for speeding in a school crossing and 194 for passing a stopped school bus. Typically, these infractions occur between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

                Additionally, there were 79 reportable crashes that involved school busses in 2012 and there have been 43 so far in 2013.

                Traffic safety is a high priority for the Fairfax County Police Department. To learn more about traffic safety issues contact Master Police Officer Allie Eggers at 703-280-0530.

  • Friday, August 02, 2013 2:25 PM | Deleted user
    [Upate 4:47 PM]: These dogs have been re-connected with their owners.

    Two dogs were found today near Griffth Road and Arch Drive.
    If you recognize these dogs, know their owner(s) or maybe are their owner(s) please contact us.
  • Saturday, July 20, 2013 8:28 PM | Anonymous
    In coordination with the citizens in the Dranesville District, the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department’s Training Division will be hosting a live fire training evolution on July 23rd 2013 at 1801 Baldwin Drive McLean, VA 22101. The training is expected to commence around 8:00 a.m. and is expected to conclude no later than 5:00 p.m.

    All Fire & Rescue Department training is conducted in accordance with applicable departmental and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) safety standards. This "hands-on" training is the most valuable and realistic training that we can provide to our uniformed members and it could not take place without the support from Supervisor Hudgins’ office as well as the community we serve.
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:21 PM | Anonymous

    Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be holding a “Pardon Our Dust” meeting to discuss the details of the upcoming project to construct sound walls along the Dulles Airport Connector Road between Rt. 123 (Dolley Madison Blvd.) and I-66.

     

    Meeting Details:

    Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m.

    McLean High School Cafeteria

    1633 Davidson Rd.

    McLean

     

    The objective of this meeting is to introduce the members of the construction team, present the scope of work and major construction elements, and answer questions from the community.

     

    In an effort to make the meeting even more productive, VDOT asks residents (if they wish) to submit any questions they might have in advance so that VDOT can come to the meeting prepared to discuss their specific situations.  You may submit your questions to project manager Giles Njumbe at Giles.Njumbe@VDOT.Virginia.gov.

     

    For more information please visit the project website at www.virginiadot.org/projects/northernvirginia/dulles_connector_sound_walls.asp.

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013 9:22 PM | Deleted user
    After many months of planning, the all-volunteer leadership team of McLean, Virginia’s “Aging in Place” initiative is pleased to announce our new name, accomplishments to date, and development plans.

    New Name
    Those attending the October 2011 Forum held at Capital One Headquarters and subsequent Phase I/Phase II meetings will recall that the initiative was originally known as “McLean: Creating a Supportive Community for All” or “McLean--A Community for All.” The new name “McLean Community: A Village for All Ages (MCVA)” retains the inclusive, multi-generational, supportive, neighbor-helping-neighbor aspect of our organization, while linking it to the nationwide, indeed international, “Village” movement aimed at helping older adults and adults with disabilities “stay in place” in their own homes and communities.

    MCVA aims to to introduce programs that address unmet needs in the local community, such as McLean Senior Source that help make our community livable, friendly, and connected. Rather than create programs and offerings like the ones that already exist, MCVA promotes the activities of local organizations. MSS is staffed by trained volunteers and is located at the McLean Community Center. You can reach MSS by phone at 703-300-1751, e-mail, McLeanSeniorSource AT gmail.com, and in person by visiting the MSS desk in the lobby of the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101. Hours of operation are Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 am to 2 pm.

    New Website  For more information about MCVA, our history, mission, and programs, check out the new MCVA website at http://www.mcva.weebly.com Feedback and suggestions are welcome.

    Leadership Team and Planning Groups During this third phase of planning and implementation, MCVA’s current leadership team consists of six volunteers: Renuka Chander, Chair; Courtney Nuzzo, Vice Chair; Judy Seiff, recent Past Chair; Betty Yurkewitch, Leader McLean Senior Source; McLean Village Exchange Leader (TBD); and MCVA Public Relations and Outreach Leader (TBD).

    What’s Next?  The leadership team invites greater community and volunteer involvement in MCVA. We welcome suggestions for programs that address unmet needs and leverage the unique value of MCVA to the McLean community. MCVA invites more volunteers to join our Committees. Email the leadership team at McLeanCommunityVillage AT gmail.com.

    For more information visit http://www.mcva.weebly.com

  • Monday, June 10, 2013 8:55 PM | Anonymous
    DCist featured our neighborhood as the hottest neighborhood to buy property in the DC Metro area for 2013: http://dcist.com/2013/01/pimmit_hills_petworth_listed_as_hot.php.

    from the article:
    "Pimmit Hills is right between the commercial haven and employment hub of Tyson's Corner and Charming main street-esque Falls Church City. With an abundance of flat large lots, enhancement of the Tyson's Corner area and additional transportation options Pimmit Hills looks to be a popular place for years to come," said Redfin agent Rob Wittman.

 

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