Category Archives: Local News

Election Officers Needed!




Fairfax County needs Election Officers for upcoming elections. Election officers must be registered voters in Virginia and complete required training and forms. You may choose to accept the $175 stipend for a full day, or volunteer your time.

View the “Become an Election Officer in Fairfax County” video:

For more information, visit the Office of Elections website by clicking on this link.


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Churches aid Afghan interpreter

Man aided U.S. forces before Taliban threats forced him to flee


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8 Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

8 Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Fairfax County Emergency Information

Posted 8:41 a.m.

snow shovelingAround a foot of snow has fallen across the county, so snow lovers are happy! It will continue to snow for a few more hours, but many of you will spend the day removing snow.

Shoveling snow can by physically demanding and can lead to injuries such as sprains and strains, but even more serious heart attacks. Please follow these safety tips when you go out in today’s wintry weather:

  1. If you or someone you are with begins to have chest discomfort, especially with one or more of the other signs of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 right away.
  2. If you have a history of heart disease do not shovel without your doctor’s okay.
  3. Shovel small amounts of snow at a time.
  4. Push the snow instead of lifting where possible. If you have a driveway, move snow to the opposite side of where a plow will…

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Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Local News, Posts of Interest



Medical Personnel Needing Transportation

Fairfax County Emergency Information

Posted 10:10 a.m.

Medical personnel in Fairfax County needing a ride to the hospital today should call our non-emergency number, 703-691-2131, TTY 711, to arrange transportation.

This service is only for Fairfax County residents/medical personnel that need to get to their hospital shifts.

Transportation is being provided by volunteers through Volunteer Fairfax.

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Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Local News, Posts of Interest



News from WFCM (Western Fairfax Christian Ministries)


It’s “Food Pantry Friday!”

Top five needs for our pantry this week are:

Cooking Oil

Fruit Juices

Canned Meats

Peanut Butter

Volunteer Opportunity January 25th! “Stuff the Bus”

Here are the details:

DATE: Saturday, January 25, 2014

LOCATION: Clifton Giant
5740 Union Mill Road
Clifton, VA 20124

TIME: 9:30am – 4:30pm (Staff will be there at 9am to set up)

Need 3 groups of 5 to volunteer at during the following shifts at the Giant:

9:30am – 12:00pm

12:00pm – 2:30pm

2:30pm – 4:30pm

Need 4 individuals (or a group) of strong individuals to help unload food at the pantry from 4:45pm – 6:30pm (ages 16 and older).

***MUST FILL OUT Application first to help.

Please contact Annette Bosley at (703) 988-9656, or email her at for more information***

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Posted by on January 10, 2014 in Get Involved!, Local News, Pender UMC


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Brunch on Brain Food and take A Virtual Dementia Tour



Brunch on Brain Food and take A Virtual Dementia Tour

Saturday, November 9th, 10:30 am-2:00 pm

Sunrise Assisted Living has a 30 year history for enhancing the quality of life of seniors. Join them as they share resources and information on how to help families and seniors feel more independent in a secure and supportive environment. Tour their community, meet their team, participate in the Virtual Dementia Tour and enjoy a brain healthy brunch prepared by “Chef Eric Coleman”. Take home a Sunrise Recipe book and Caregiver Guide.

Space is limited-contact Valerie Parker at 703-995-8283 to RSVP.

Sunrise at Fair Oaks

3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22033

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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Local News, Posts of Interest


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Peanut Butter Run Against Hunger





On Saturday September 21st, participate in a 5K Peanut Butter Run Against Hunger fun run and walk at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston.  The event will raise money and food for LINK, a Loudoun County based food bank, to distribute to hungry families in the Reston, Chantilly, Sterling, Ashburn, and Herndon areas.  Cost of admission? 2 jars of Peanut Butter & $4 or 3 jars of Peanut Butter & $10 per family.

The 5K race begins at 9:00 with a kids-dash at 10:00.  Pre-register at

About LINK:

Providing emergency food to local people in need is the primary mission of LINK.  Every month they deliver food to approximately 50-60 qualifying families and many more during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.  LINK also makes food deliveries to other support organizations whenever possible, including the Embry Rucker Shelter, Good Shepherd Alliance Shelters, The Closet, William Waters House, and the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center.

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Posted by on September 3, 2013 in Get Involved!, Local News, Posts of Interest


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