Story Ideas in Fairfax County Government


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Aug. 11, 2003

 

Story Ideas in Fairfax County Government

The Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs provides a summary of news briefs designed to inform the media about great story ideas in Fairfax County government. The following information gives the background on newsworthy stories as well as contact information. For additional questions on the Future Features service, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.

Fairfax is Falling for the Arts
For the first time ever, Celebrate Fairfax Inc. will host an art festival, Fall for the Arts, Sept. 26-28, on the grounds of the Ellipse at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The festival will feature 180 award-winning artists from across the country, as well as eight of Virginia's finest wineries hosting wine tasting. Paintings (watercolors, oil and pastels), functional and decorative ceramics, fiber and wearable arts, handcrafted furniture, fine jewelry, metal and clay sculpture, woodcraft, leather, photography, and fused and blown art glass will all be featured at the exhibit.

Fall for the Arts will be open Friday, Sept. 26, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for the festival is $5, with an additional charge for food and wine. Admission for the wine tasting on Saturday and Sunday is $10.
For more information, contact Celebrate Fairfax at 703-324-3247 or 1-800-880-6629, TTY 1-800-828-1120 or go online at www.fallforthearts.com.

Mulching Made Easy
The Division of Solid Waste Disposal and Resource Recovery has acquired two new mulch loaders to make mulch removal faster and easier for Fairfax County citizens and employees. These machines can drop a mound of mulch into a truck or trailer with the simple press of a button. They are located at the I-95 Citizen Disposal Facility, 9850 Furnace Road, Lorton and the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax.

Mulch can be used for all seasons to decorate or protect planting beds. No matter what the season there is always plenty of mulch to be shared with county residents. The mulch is free; for a small fee you can drop off your own piles of brush and wood to be turned into mulch. The Solid Waste Disposal and Resource Recovery Division encourages the use of these land sites and the mulch loader. Lenny Wright, engineer II of the Division of Solid Waste Disposal and Resource Recovery states, "This is a money-saving resource available to all county residents as well as agencies and it should be taken advantage of."

For more information, call the Division of Solid Waste Disposal and Resource Recovery at 703-324-5230, TTY 703-324-1877, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/trash/disposal_mulch.htm for links to other mulch distribution sites, operational hours and company listings that offer non-Fairfax County related mulch hauling from the landsite. Also, the mulch information line operates 24 hours a day with recorded information at 703-324-5995, TTY 711.


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