News to Use Podcast Transcript: December 14, 2011
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for
December 14, 2011.Coming up, learn about keeping the holidays safe while
on the road, Winter RECQuest, the county’s YouTube channel and a free
child identification and fingerprinting coming up in January. Links to
topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
In an effort to keep December 2011 a safe and festive month for all, Fairfax County Police are stepping up alcohol enforcement efforts with extra DWI patrols, sobriety checkpoints and underage alcohol stings. Last December, Fairfax County Police made 317 DWI arrests. Drunk driving continues to be a serious roadway danger and police urge residents to make their travel plans in advance of holiday parties by designating a sober driver. There will be checkpoints across Fairfax County this month as a deterrent and educational tool. For more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police.
The Winter RECQuest, Dec. 27-30, is a four day drop-in program for
children in grades 1 through 6 at county community centers. Arts and
crafts, cooperative games, socializers, community service projects and
field trips are a few of activities. Snacks are provided. Participants
must bring a bag lunch daily and wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
The cost is $75 for the session (sliding fee scale available). To register, contact your local community center.
Did you know that Fairfax County has a YouTube channel? Visit youtube.com/fairfaxcountygov
to watch the latest videos of news and information from Fairfax County.
Included in the Fairfax County YouTube channel are select programs and
features from the county’s award-winning Channel 16. Among the current
videos; find tips on buying and using gift cards during the holidays, how
to winterize your house, winter driving safety tips and more. Check out a
video today – www.youtube.com/fairfaxcountygov.
The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office offers free child identification and
fingerprinting, which gives authorities vital information to help locate
a missing child. The Sheriff's Office will provide you with a free photo
of your child and a set of his or her fingerprints – using quick, clean,
inkless technology. The next event is Thursday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to
noon at the MOMS Club Burke-North Preschool Fair
at the Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, 9501 Old Burke Lake Road, Burke. More details can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/sheriff, or you can call 703-246-4183.
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.