The Braddock Beacon, September 2011


New HOT Lanes Bridges Open on Braddock Road and Little River Turnpike
In the shadow of the new Little River Turnpike overpass, Supervisor Cook noted that big projects like the I-495 HOT Lanes are a way for the county to meet the transportation challenges for the future. This section also includes the following articles:

            Life After HOT Lanes Construction: Restore Your Property with Natural Landscaping
            Transurban Announces Community Grant Cycle

Welcome Back to School, From Tessie Wilson, Braddock School Board Representative
It’s always a scramble for all of our schools to be ready for the first day, but this year it seems we faced some additional challenges. I am pleased to report that all schools are ready and our staff is eager to welcome back our returning students as well as new students to the buildings.

Braddock Neighborhood News
This section is a round-up of community events and articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following:

            Supervisor Cook in the Community
            Next University Community Forum Set for October 5
            Shred-It Event Returns to NVCC Annandale
            Do You Know if Your Pool Meets ADA Guidelines? Important Meeting to be Held on September 28
            Annandale Fall Festival: Bigger and Better than Ever

Get Engaged, Improve your Community! Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Grants Available
If you have an idea or project to improve the quality of life in your neighborhood, Fairfax County is now offering up to $5,000 in matching grants to make your community a better place to live. This section also includes the following articles:

            Volunteer Opportunities Abound
            The Shepherd Center Could use your help to continue to Provide Valuable Services

Braddock District Land Use Update
This section is a round-up of land use articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following:

            Supervisors Hearing Scheduled for Commonwealth Swim Club
            County Equestrian Task Force Seeks Input
            Braddock and Springfield Host Area Plan Review Retrospective

September Park and Environmental Update
This section is a round-up of park and environmental articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following:

            The ReBuild Warehouse’s Sustainability Workshop Series
            Friends of Accotink Creek Sponsor Town Hall
            Keep Safety in Mind When Using Your Outdoor Fire Pits


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