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Firefighters Gather, Distribute Toys to Local Children

Firefighters Gather, Distribute Toys to Local Children

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Partnering with private corporations and local businesses, Fairfax County firefighters and paramedics are sponsoring the Thirteenth Annual Firefighters Holiday Rescuers Toy Drive, and will distribute toys Wednesday, December 15, 2010, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11, 6624 Hulvey Terrace, Alexandria, Virginia.

WHS Holiday Photos with your Pet

Bring your furry friend to see Santa and capture the unforgettable moment for a lifetime.  Each photo is $20 and all proceeds from the photo events will benefit the programs and services at WHS. We hope to see you at one or ALL of our four upcoming Holiday Photos with your Pet events!

Saturday, December 4th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Dog Shop

1625 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Groundbreaking ceremony heralds construction of new school in Annandale

Fairfax County Public Schools officials, government leaders, and members of the Broyhill Crest community gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Friday afternoon to celebrate the construction of a new elementary school on Crest Drive in Annandale. The school is set to open for the start of the 2012 school year. ???

This Saturday, Join Work It, Girl! Networking for its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble, Giveathon!

Work It, Girl! Networking is hosting its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble Giveathon!

Briar Patch Donates Rooms for Veteran's Day

Reprinted with permission from Ashburn Patch -- Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn in scenic Middleburg plans to offer free rooms to veterans as part of a nationwide promotion this week to honor those who have served our country.

B&Bs and inns across the country are providing free rooms on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor servicemen and women now serving or who have previously served time with one of the country's military forces.

Two B&B owners started the program in 2009. Both were members of the West Virginia B&B Association and this year the veteran program has expanded to include 49 states, 8 international locations and more than 850 Inns.

Holiday Lighting Ceremony

The Annandale Chamber of Commerce invites the Annandale community to the Holiday Lighting Ceremony on December 3rd at 5:00 p.m. There will be music and refreshments and lots of merriment! The Lighting Ceremony will be held at at Tollhouse Park, which is located on the corner of Annandale Road and Little River Turnpike.

Ossian Hall Park to Open After Extensive Renovations

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Ossian Hall Park, a 22-acre community park in the Braddock District, has been transformed. No longer is the park a place where people were afraid to venture after dark or hesitant to spend time because of old playground equipment, thick, view-obscuring woods, and inaccessible trails. After two construction phases, the addition of new recreational amenities, including a paved plaza area and synthetic turn field, and millions of dollars, the park is welcoming and ready for the public. Officials will gather with members of the community at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010, to officially cut the ribbon and celebrate completion of this community project. Ossian Hall Park is located at 7900 Heritage Drive in Annandale, VA.