News to Use Podcast Transcript: July 14, 2010
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for July 14, 2010. Coming up,learn about child care resources, Virtual Fairfax, All Fairfax Reads and the Summer Entertainment Series. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
Based on the most recent census figures, about 75,000 people will move into Fairfax County this year – including some 5,000 young children. More newcomers move into the county during the summer than any other time of the year. If you need help finding child care call the Fairfax County Office for Children at 703-449-8484. Information is also available on the Office for Children’s Web page – www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ofc -- which has a database of more than 500 Fairfax County child care centers and more than 2,200 family child care providers with a state license or a county permit to care for children in their homes.
Virtual Fairfax, a new interactive mapping tool with exclusive Fairfax County information, gives you the ability to access the community in new ways such as viewing:
- Thousands of 3-D buildings in Tysons Corner, Reston and Herndon.
- Terrain and the latest aerial imagery.
- Virtual tours of historic sites and commercial areas.
Using your computer mouse, you can “fly” over properties from any angle, look at photorealistic 3-D buildings from multiple perspectives, view shadows by time of day and date, and more. You also can search for county addresses, schools, parks and other places of interest. Check it out at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gis/virtualfairfax.
A reminder that “All Fairfax Reads” is ongoing until September. The Fairfax County Public Library encourages adults to read “The Art of Racing in the Rain”by Garth Stein in this “one book, one community” project. All Fairfax Reads is one of more than 100 similar initiatives across the U.S. that encourage residents to read and discuss the same book.
And finally, the Fairfax County Park Authority, in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and with support from local businesses and corporations, presents the 2010 Summer Entertainment Series – a summer-long calendar of shows, concerts and movies for you and your family. Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the best local and regional entertainers in performances ranging from children's puppet shows to big band, jazz, bluegrass, rock, classical and world music. This year, you can also take a nostalgic return to the good old days and drive in to see classic movies on a large, outdoor screen from the comfort of your car. For the complete list of events, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.
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.