News to Use Podcast Transcript: Aug. 10, 2011
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for Aug.
10, 2011.Coming up, learn how to find affordable childcare, find out
about the county’s deer management program, consumer credit card debt and
Dairy Days at the Sully Historic Site. Links to topics mentioned in this
podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
In Fairfax County, more babies are born in August than at any other time
of the year. Working parents adding children to their families this month
will be looking for safe, affordable child care in the weeks to come, and
the Fairfax County Office for Children
can help. The Office for Children's Child Care
Assistance and Referral program helps families find and pay for child
care. Did you know that according to Fairfax County’s community
assessment, almost 66 percent of Fairfax County’s 5-12 year-olds live in
households where all the adults in the home are in the labor force? And
among children from working families, 73 percent are regularly cared for
by someone other than a parent. For more information about child care
professionals in Fairfax County, call the Office for Children at
703-449-8484 or visit online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ofc/.
The 2011-2012 Fairfax County Deer Management Program will run from
September through March 2012. The Deer Management Program utilizes all
three population control methods currently permitted by the Virginia
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries – archery, managed hunts and
sharpshooting. The sharpshooting and managed hunts will be conducted at
selected park sites throughout the county. Public information meetings
for the archery portion will be held in each district where the selected
parks are located, with public meetings beginning this month. Those
interested may visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/living/animals for
detailed information and dates and locations of those meeting
To become financially fit is easier said than done. According to data
from the Federal Reserve, consumer credit card debt increased by $6.5
billion in the third quarter of 2010. When not used wisely, debt can
block your daily needs, create stress and reduce your ability to get
credit at favorable interest rates or not at all. If your debt burden is
more than 40 percent of your gross income, it’s time to come up with a
strategy to pay it down. The greatest challenge is deciding how and where
to begin. That’s where Fairfax County Consumer Affairs can help. Check
out their financial fitness
tip sheet online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer/ for more
Finally, get a taste of 18th century life when Dairy Days comes to the Sully Historic Site. Step right up for your
opportunity to churn butter, crank ice cream and play historic games.
It’s the way things were done in the 18th century. The program runs from
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, and again on Friday, Aug. 26. Ice
cream and butter will be made at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day.
Wagon rides and tours of the site’s historic house will be available for
additional fees. The cost is $5, and reservations are suggested. They can
be made by calling the Sully Historic Site at 703-437-1794.
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.