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To be included in our email distributions, contact the Hunter Mill Office. Past issues of both the eBlast and Hunter Mill Highlights newsletters are located on the Newsletters page (see left tab).
- eBlast - a summary of the latest Board of Supervisors meeting and actions with a Hunter Mill emphasis.
- Hunter Mill Highlights - my monthly e-newsletter containing district and County information.
- Arts Update: Listing of Arts and Cultural Events in Hunter Mill from the Arts Council of Fairfax County
- Library Events: Listing of Hunter Mill Public Library branches monthly events
News and Notices
Reston Town Center North Redevelopment and Human Services Delivery: Community Dialogue Meeting
Supervisor Hudgins invites you to attend a Community Dialogue meeting to discuss evolving needs in Reston and the North County area, including the regional delivery of human services and the redevelopment of Reston Town Center North (RTNC). The Community Dialogue Meeting will be on Saturday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston.
Fairfax County Deputy County Executive Patricia Harrison and staff will highlight the proposed health, housing and human services community input process. Deputy County Executive Rob Stalzer will discuss the County and Inova's vision for the Town Center North-Mixed Use Area, and the recent Request for Proposal (RFP) process and potential development scenarios that maybe considered for RTCN.
If you would like to learn more, you can view last month's "Connecting with Supervisor Hudgins" cable show which featured a discussion on the RTCN project with Deputy County Executive Rob Stalzer and Project Coordinator Andrew Miller from the County's Public-Private Partnership Branch. Click here for link to view the video on demand.
School Budget Community Meeting: Wednesday, September 9
Fairfax County Public Schools is conducting two community engagement session for residents to weigh in on the strategies for addressing the FY2017 budget. The FCPS Budget Task Force has deeveloped a comprehensive list of potential fees and program reductions to address the revenue shortfall project for next year. The public session will give the FCPS staff and task force members a community perspective and input on the consideration list of potential reductions. The two public sesions are:
- Wednesday, September 9, 7 p.m. at South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston
- Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m., at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria.
The FCPS FY2017 Budget Task Force webpage contains the items under consideration for budget reductions, along with addition information and reference materials.
NOW SHOWING on "Connecting with Supervisor Hudgins" County's Channel 16: Shepherd's Center of Oakton/Vienna
Each month, Supervisor Hudgins hosts a conversation on County and Hunter Mill District topics on her cable television show, Connecting with Supervisor Hudgins. The cable show is broadcast on the County's Channel 16 (COX) and Channel 28 (Comcast). Connecting with Supervisor Hudgins is shown each week on Sundays at 4 p.m., Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., and Fridays at 4 p.m. Or, the program can be viewed from your computer with video on demand.
On this edition, Supervisor Hudgins is joined by Shepherd's Executive Director Michelle Scott, Adventures in Learning Coordinator Kathy Tugendhat, and Board Member-Volunteer-Driver Ed Lowery, for a discussion on how the Center provides live-enriching services to older adults in the community.
First Wednesdays with Supervisor HudginsFirst Mondays sessions have moved to First Wednesdays beginning in 2015. Sessions are held quarterly at the Reston Regional Library and Patrick Henry Library in Vienna. You are invited to come and share any concern you may have on any issue with Supervisor Hudgins, or just talk with her one-on-one. First Wednesdays hours are also changing to 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, or if you prefer, you can schedule an appointment by calling the Hunter Mill District office at 703-478-0283. Schedule for the upcoming First Wednesdays are;
- September 2, at Reston Regional Library
- October 7, at Patrick Henry Library
Farmers Markets Open for the
Farmers markets throughout the County begin their operations the first week in May. The markets are unique "producer-only" locally grown markets. All vendors come from within a 125-mile radius of Fairfax County and must grow or produce all the products they sell at the market. Vendors bring the freshest produce, meats, cheese, ice cream, breads, honey, sweets, cut flowers and plants to Fairfax County residents. Farmers markets in and near the Hunter Mill District are;
- Reston Lake Anne Plaza - Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon
- Vienna - Center Street - Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon
- Herndon Old Towne - Thursdays from 8 to 12:30 p.m.
- Oak Marr Park - Oakton - Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
The markets at Reston and Herndon are both accepting SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps). The SNAP at the market program is making strides to increase access to fresh foods for low income families. As an extra incentive, these two markets have implemented a "double bucks program" which matches up to $10 a day to be used on additional produce. For additional information on the markets, visit the Park Authority's Farmers Market webpage, and Vienna's Farmers Market site.