News to Use Podcast Transcript: May 29, 2013


Fairfax County Podcasts 

Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for May 29, 2013. Coming up, learn about mosquito traps in Fairfax County, a forum on creating a more older adult-friendly community and summer concerts, shows and movies. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

The Fairfax County Health Department is putting mosquito traps on public properties as part of its routine surveillance for West Nile virus. Please do not disturb these traps. They are clearly marked with the words “mosquito trap” and have other markings to let people know what these devices are. Some traps are about the size of an office trash can and are set on the ground; others are hung from a tree and are about 5 feet long. Both traps are placed under a tarp suspended in the trees. Health Department contact information is on the traps. Health Department staff who set out and collect the traps drive marked county vehicles and wear county-issued identification. If you have questions about the traps, contact the Health Department at 703-246-8931, TTY 711; email fightthebite@fairfaxcounty.gov or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/.

 

Fairfax County invites you to a forum aboutcreating a more older adult-friendly community. This is your chance to share ideas on ensuring the county continues to be a livable, lifelong community for its growing older population. Forums will be held throughout the county in June and July. Go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults for registration and other information or call 703-324-5411, TTY 711.

 

The Fairfax County Park Authority, in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and with contributions from local businesses and corporations, presents a summerlong calendar of shows, concerts and movies for you and your family in local parks. These are the perfect place to bring a picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the best local and regional entertainers. Best of all, they are close to home and absolutely free! Performances range from children's puppet shows to big band, jazz, bluegrass, rock, classical and world music. For those who love a classic, enjoy a nostalgic return to the good old days and the drive-in theatre where you can view classic movies on a large, outdoor screen from the comfort of your car. New this year is the Park Authority’s weekly concert series held on Thursday evenings at the Fairfax County Government Center, starting July 11. And they’ll be an evening of music at Arrowbrook Park in Herndon on June 22, July 20 and Aug. 17. For more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

 

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently approved the design of a new county license plate. You can pre-order your plate today by downloading the form on the Visit Fairfax Web page and either email or mail it with your payment information to the Visit Fairfax offices. The fee is $25 annually. Revenue from the plates will support the World Police and Fire Games, which the county will host in 2015, and in following years will be dedicated to tourism support and advertisement for the county. Learn more online at www.fxva.com/plates/.

 

Finally, Fairfax County’s NewsWire keeps you up-to-date on news that affects you, your family and your community. Subscribe today at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/subscribe.

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.  


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