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Community Invited to Celebrate National 'Make a Difference Day'

This was sent to us by Christopher Copley of Volunteer Fairfax:

Fairfax County, VA – Registration opens on September 20 for this year’s VolunteerFest®, to be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Over 1,500 volunteers are needed at area nonprofits, schools and parks to complete 31 projects on this county-wide day of service, held in conjunction with national “Make a Difference Day.” Individuals, families, corporations and civic groups are encouraged to participate.

The 16th annual VolunteerFest® encompasses a variety of volunteer projects, including assembling care packages for troops, entertaining seniors, creating wildlife habitats, painting houses and beautifying libraries inside and out across Fairfax County.

“In this time of economic distress, we should realize that service is a solution to some our toughest challenges and volunteers are needed now more than ever,” says Jeanne Sanders, executive director of Volunteer Fairfax. 

Check out the classic cars at Annandale's Juke Box Diner

Every Friday evening, the parking lot at the Juke Box Diner in Annandale is transformed into an impromptu classic car show, as car enthusiasts show off their dream machines.

Stealthy Burglar Strikes Again

OAKTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Nearly 90 actual or attempted home and car break-ins have Fairfax County Police searching for a serial burglar.

The crimes have happened mainly in Reston, Fair Oaks, Mclean and Sully.

But on Friday, the burglar hit the Annandale area. Police say there were three break-ins and one attempted break-in on Prosperity Avenue and Morningside Drive.

Police believe they are all connected and the thief or thieves strike mainly between midnight and 6 a.m.

The first break-ins happened August 6th and the most recent happened Friday morning, October 1st.

Eight of the break-ins happened Thursday morning in the Oakton and Fair Oaks area.

Jan Dombroff has gone to great length's to secure her home.
She has a metal gate, surveillance cameras, even a doberman guard dog trained in Germany and three terriers. They were no match for the stealthy intruder.

A&J's Chinese Restaurant in Annandale

Featured Restaurant:

Enjoy an authentic lunch or dinner meal at A&J's Restaurant at 4316-B Markham Street in Annandale, VA. The price range is affordable and no reservations are necessary! Some of my favorite dishes the Sesame biscuits mixed in with pork or beef and I also recommend that you try the pickled, spicy cucumbers as well. You will never forget this trip to A&J's!

 

 

Student Run Apple Federal Credit Union Opens Today

Annandale High School has opened The Atom Branch, Annandale's student run Apple Federal Credit Union, today. It is located in the school cafeteria near the snack line and will be open during all four lunches on white days, except for Mondays. Students can open savings and checking accounts, make withdrawals and deposits, and also apply for other products and services that are offered.

Celebrate Fairfax

Get ready to have some fun! Come out to the Celebrate Fall for Fairfax event this Saturday at Fairfax Government Center. Fall for Fairfax will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Activities include a train ride, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, inflatables and several kid's performances. There will also be exhibits on education, sport and fitness, public saftey, personal health and the environment.

It is free to attend. For more info please go to http://www.celebratefairfax.com/ or you can contact (703) 324-3247.

Craft show this weekend at NOVA's Annandale campus

The Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild is sponsoring a craft show this weekend at the Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike.

The show is open Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $3.

More than 60 artisans will be at the show, including Sunisa Yorgason, who makes clay flowers like the ones pictured here. You can also expect such crafts as pottery,  fiber arts, jewelry, woodworking, and glass.