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Sales Tax Holiday for School Supplies and Clothing - Friday-Monday, August 1-3, 2014

During this three-day period, purchases of certain school supplies, clothing and footwear will be exempt from the Virginia sales tax.

Each eligible school supply item must be priced at $20 or less, and each eligible article of clothing and footwear must be priced at $100 or less.

For details, visit the School Supplies and Clothing Holiday page.

Emergency and Informtion Phone Numbers:

Non-emergency public safety - 703-691-2131

Fairfax County Government - 703-817-7771

Fairfax County Public Schools - 1-800-839- 3277

Fairfax Water - 703-698-5613

Storm Flooding - 703-323-1211

Wastewater Collection Division - 703-323-1211

Washington Gas - 703-750-1400

Columbia Gas - 1-800-544-5606

Dominion Virginia Power - 1-888-667-3000

NOVEC - 1-888-335-0500

Verizon - 703-954-6222

Cox Communications - 703-378-8422

Comcast of Virginia - 703-670-3500

American Red Cross - 703-805-2057

Mount Vernon Nights Free Summer Concert Series

Grist Mill Park
4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria
Fridays, June 6 – August 29
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. *

June 6: Steady Rollin Bob Margolin (Chicago Blues)
June 13: Ted Garber (Americana)
June 20: Veronneau (World Jazz)
June 27: Squeeze Bayou (Cajun)
July 11: The Annandale Brass (Broadway Tunes)
July 18: Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys (Bluegrass)
July 25: Bill Coulter (Roots/Rock)
August 1: Pan Masters Steel Orchestra (Caribbean)
August 8: Ruthie & the Wranglers (Country)
August 15: Mystic Warriors (Andean Fusion)
August 22: Hang-Over Royale (Swing)
August 29: Seldom Scene (Bluegrass)

* Concerts at Grist Mill Park are canceled if it's raining. If there is a threat of bad weather, call 703-324-703-324-7469 after 6 p.m. for updates.

Workhouse Arts Center at Lorton
9601 Ox Road, Lorton
Saturdays, June 7 – August 30
7 – 8 p.m. **

June 7: April Verch (Bluegrass)
June 14: Alt Washingtonia (Bavarian)
June 21: Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (Jazz)
June 28: Rhodes Tavern Troubadours (Roots)
July 5: Caravan of Thieves (Gypsy Swing)
July 12: The Duhks (Fusion/Folk)
July 19: Little Red & the Renegades (Zydeco)
July 26: Alexandria Kleztet (Jazz/Jewish)
August 2: Town Mountain (Bluegrass)
August 9: Soul Crackers (Motown/Soul"
August 16: IONA (Celtic)
August 23: The United State Air Force "Singing Sergeants" (Chorale)
August 30: Chaise Lounge Band (Jazz/Lounge/Swing)

** Concerts at the Workhouse Arts Center are held rain or shine.

The official Mount Vernon 2014 Program flyer can be viewed/printed here:

For complete information about the Summer Entertainment Series, including locations of additional performances, visit

Sherwood Hall Lane Restriping Project

Click here to read an update on the Sherwood Hall Lane Pavement Marking project.

Furnace Associates, Inc. 

Furnace Associates has filed a Special Exception Amendment (SEA) seeking modification to an existing construction demolition and debris landfill.  The SEA also seeks to add electrical generating facilities, a radio controlled aircraft field, baseball hitting range, and golf driving range.  Concurrent with this SEA is 2232-V13-18 for solar and wind electrical generating facilities.

In addition, Furnace Associates has filed a Proffer Condition Amendment (PCA) which proposed the deletion of a proffered mixed waste reclamation facility and to permit solar electrical generating facililties as the proffered use on the property.

To find out more about this issue, please visit

Are You and Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?

 Do you have a family plan?  Do you have emergency supplies for your family and pets if the power is out and the roads are closed for a few days or longer?  What if you have to evacuate?  What if someone gets hurt and rescue crews cannot get to you right away?  These are all important questions and there are good answers.  

Fairfax County participates in a National Program that trains and prepares citizens for all kinds of disasters; THE TRAINING IS FREE!   Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is presented by certified instructors in 3 hour sessions, one evening a week for 8 weeks.  Training is informative; practical; hands on; challenging; and FREE!  Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Training includes:

  • Things you can do to prevent emergencies in your home and office; safety practices
  • Things you can do now to prepare for a disaster and reduce the impact when it happens
  • Things you can do during a disaster to protect yourself and your family
  • Things you can do after a disaster to help your family and your neighborhood recover if the professional responders are delayed or cannot get to you right away

Specific Classes include:

  • Personal and Family Preparedness
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Basic Fire Suppression
  • Medical Aid and Operations
  • CERT Team Operations
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism
  • Hazardous Materials

Classes are regularly scheduled at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy and, if there is sufficient interest, classes can be conducted at local venues (fire stations; community centers).

For more information, please check out: 

Fairfax County:    


Make an Impact Close to Home

RSVP is America's largest volunteer network for people age 55 and older. In Northern Virginia, RSVP volunteers are responding to community needs in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County, and the City of Alexandria. Individuals choose how, where, and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week. 

Lead with a Lifetime of Experience:  RSVP volunteers bring 55+ years of skills and experience, and many of them want to explore new talents! RSVP offers a wide range of opportunities, including:

  • Mentoring children in classrooms 
  • Supporting veterans and military families 
  • Tax counseling for low-income families 
  • Working in local and national parks 
  • Enrich Your Life and the Lives of Others

Studies show that volunteering helps us to live longer, more meaningful lives. In addition to meeting friends who share the same passion for service, benefits to RSVP members include:

  • Free accident and liability insurance while serving 
  • Optional transportation reimbursement 
  • Social and recognition events 
  • Ongoing educational opportunities 

Complete information can be found here:

Westgrove Park Master Plan

On September 25, 2013, the Park Authority Board approved the Westgrove Park Master Plan. The Park Authority would like to thank you for participating in the park master plan process. Your active participation was a valuable contribution toward the development and approval of the master plan.

To view the approved Westgrove Park Master Plan, please visit the project website at or the Park Master Plan archives website at

Any additional comments or questions concerning the Westgrove Park Master Plan can be submitted to the Park Authority via email to or can be mailed to:

Project Manager Jay Rauschenbach
Planning and Development Division, Fairfax County Park Authority
12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 421
Fairfax, VA 22035

Thank you for your interest and participation in planning your community parks!

Boards, Authorities and Commissions

Supervisor Hyland needs dedicated community leaders to serve on important Boards, Authorities and Commissions for Fairfax County.  Click here to learn about vacancies and how to apply.


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