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Traffic calming proposal ignites passions on both sides of issue

Traffic calming proposal ignites passions on both sides of issue

A meeting of the Ravenwood Park Citizens Association (RPCA) Monday evening to discuss a proposal for “traffic calming devices” on Patrick Henry Drive was anything but calm.

Several local residents who opposed the devices repeatedly yelled during the meeting, interrupting the speakers. One man screamed that the voting process was “patently unconstitutional” before storming out of the room.

Farmers Markets Remain Open Well Into The Fall

Farmers Markets Remain Open Well Into The Fall

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

 

The days are getting shorter and going back to school is now a reality, but the wonderful farmers markets that bring fresh produce and delicious, farm-made products to your neighborhood remain open.  In fact, fall is one of the best times to enjoy the bounty of these local markets found throughout Fairfax County.

 

The Fairfax County Summer Reading Program Continues

The Fairfax County Summer Reading Program Continues

From Fairfax County:

The Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program encourages children and teens to read for pleasure during summer vacation. It is held in cooperation with the Fairfax County Public School system.

FXCO park board to consider limiting 'walk-on' field use

FXCO park board to consider limiting 'walk-on' field use

People who use Fairfax County athletic fields on a casual basis are encouraged to come to a Park Authority Board hearing July 13 on a proposal to limit the number of “walk-ons” from 40 to 20. That includes spectators, as well as players.

If the rule change passes, people who like to play pick-up soccer games and can’t join regular leagues would find themselves virtually shut out of county fields. And that’s not fair, when our country parks are supposed to be available to the public.

Five in July Park Pledge

Five in July Park Pledge

From Fairfax County:

 

Since 1985, the National Recreation and Park Association  (NRPA) has celebrated National Park and Recreation Month in July. Throughout the month NRPA promotes the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining healthy lifestyles and communities. This year, July has five weekends, leading NRPA to challenge people to visit local parks on five consecutive weekends. Anyone interested in creating healthy weekend habits is encouraged to sign the Five in July Park Pledge.