News to Use Podcast Transcript: Jan. 13, 2010
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for Jan. 13, 2010. Coming up, find out about the Healthy Heart Pass sale, Fairfax Connector service changes, invasive plant removal and Electric Sundays.
Save on passes for Fairfax County Park Authority RECenters during the Healthy Heart Pass Sale Jan. 1 through Feb. 14. Save 15 percent on a 4-month pass or 17 percent on a 12-mont pass. The Healthy Heart Pass includes membership at all RECenters, free drop-in fitness classes, access to the FitLinxx computerized network system, and much more. More information can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
Effective Sunday, Jan. 17, Fairfax Connector will be adding trips, adjusting routes and schedules, splitting RIBS 4 and creating a new route RIBS 5 as an effort to better serve passenger needs and improve the on-time performance of existing routes. The affected routes include: RIBS 1, 2, 3, 4, and Routes 642 and 644. Additionally, bus bay assignments at Reston Transit Station will change, and minor routing adjustments around Reston Town Center will be made to routes 505, 605, and 950. A summary of changes can be found at www.fairfaxconnector.com or by calling 703-339-7200.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has scheduled two service events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service 2010 on January 18, 2010. Join volunteers as they help restore the habitat of Holmes Run Stream Valley Park near Mason District Park and Nottoway Park in Vienna. Volunteers will work together to remove invasive, non-native plants such as English ivy and Wintercreeper, two vines that destroy the tree canopy. The Park Authority has a year-round program to remove non-native invasive species and restore natural areas to preserve wildlife habitat, clean air, clean water and the tree canopy.
The Holmes Run Stream Valley activity runs from 10 a.m. to noon. The Nottoway Park program runs from 9 a.m. to noon.
Reservations are required. Contact Katherine Frederick at 703-324- 8681 for reservations and more information.
The Electric Sunday program is now expanding to include fluorescent light bulbs and tubes in addition to televisions, computers and peripheral electronic devices. Electric Sunday events will be held at the county’s recycling and disposal centers at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Rd., Fairfax and the I-95 Landfill complex, 9850 Furnace Rd., Lorton. Events will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is a free service for Fairfax County residents. For more information and the schedule of events call 703-324-5230.
That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for continuous news updates, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news. You may also call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia, government.