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Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Community Asked to Help Plan Skatepark Features

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

The Fairfax County Park Authority will be expanding Wakefield Skatepark and planners are asking members of the community, especially those who use the popular Annandale facility, to help plan this addition.   A community input meeting is set for Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Audrey Moore RECenter located at 8100 Braddock Road in Annandale, adjacent to the skatepark. 

Park planners have enlisted the expertise of representatives from Spohn Ranch Skateparks in California.  A representative from this skatepark planning group will be in attendance and will help facilitate the open discussion.  Come out and find out how you can make this skatepark a reflection of your desires. 

FX CO park board weighs rules to limit 'walk-ons' on county fields

FX CO park board weighs rules to limit 'walk-ons' on county fields
New rules under consideration by the Fairfax County Park Authority Board would severely curtail the use of parks for casual, pick-up games of soccer and other sports.

Under current policy, if a field is not in use by a group that reserved it in advance, a “walk-on” group, with up to 40 participants (including spectators), can use it. The proposed rule would cut that number in half.

All county parks would be affected, including Mason District Park, Annandale Community Park, and Roundtree Park in the Annandale area.

Summer Entertainment Series Features Nighthawks, Blues and Country

Summer Entertainment Series Features Nighthawks, Blues and Country

From Fairfax County:

The 2011 Summer Entertainment Series get underway in June. Get ready for great music, performances and entertainment of all kinds presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and through generous contributions from local businesses and corporate sponsors. These performances take place at local parks and are free! You can find the entire summer schedule and location information online.

Start the fun on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 with the Nighthawks. The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest working bands around. Among the first boy blues bands of their generation, they are noted for the high energy of their phenomenal live shows.

FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

Tired of attending workshops that leave you more confused when you depart than when you arrived?

Come check out DeeNice Rhodes, the Digital Dynamo's "Plain-Talk and Easy to Understand" Double-Header Workshops:

                                                  TWO FREE DIGITAL WORKSHOPS - DON'T MISS IT!

MAY 24th on LinkedIn & SEO (Search Engine Optimization)(Please bring yr laptop/IPAD etc. if possible) PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND - LIMITED SEATING!

 

1 - May 24th @ 12-Noon to 2 pm: "LinkedIn Can Improve your Business, Non-Profit, Program, Project or Self in 7 Days" Workshop

Single-family houses recommended for Peace Valley Lane property

Single-family houses recommended for Peace Valley Lane property

About 80 people, most of them from Ravenwood Park, packed into a meeting of the Mason District Land Use Committee Tuesday evening to make sure their concerns are taken into account as the county considers plans for an undeveloped 1.89-acre property in their neighborhood.

Free Tax Preparation Services Available for Low-Income NoVA Families in Through April 16

Free Tax Preparation Services Available for Low-Income NoVA Families in Through April 16

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) program is in full swing in Loudoun County providing free tax services to families earning less than $49,000 per year. The program provides one-on-one assistance to customers on a walk-in basis.  Free tax services will continue through April 16, 2011, at some sites in Loudoun County and many additional sites in Northern Virginia.