News to Use Podcast Transcript: June 7, 2017



Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast. Coming up, learn about an upcoming senior health and safety seminar, how to get discounted prices on a solar system, the Fall 2017 Day to Serve Project, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ DMV 2 Go customer service van and how to find out about weekend events with the Weekender e-mail newsletter. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at


Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck invites you to attend a senior health and safety seminar on Friday, June 30, from 9 a.m. until noon. The summit will be held at the Mount Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Mount Vernon. Presentations will be given by representatives of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Police Department, Sheriff's Office, Department of Public Safety Communications -- the county's 9-1-1 Center, Health Department, Department of Family Services and the Department of Cable and Consumer Services. Learn about Project Lifesaver, the File of Life and Yellow Dot programs, mosquito and tick bite prevention, how to defend yourself from scams and frauds and more. For more information, call the Mount Vernon District Supervisors Office at 703-780-7518 or the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department at 703-246-3801.


You can cut your monthly electricity bill in half or more if you go solar. Now through June 30, you can get discounted prices on a solar system at your home or business. Like a Groupon for solar, Fairfax County is participating in a partnership program to offer one-time, low prices with companies chosen through competitive bids with solar installers. To learn more, sign up for a free solar assessment with no commitment, or attend informational meetings, visit


Fairfax County’s Weekly Agenda provides meeting agendas and information for the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals, plus county news. You can find it in your inbox Thursday mornings by subscribing at


Between Sept. 11 and Oct. 10, Fairfax County neighborhood faith communities will partner for a one day community service project -- the Fall 2017 Day to Serve Project. Past projects have included park and stream cleanups, food pantry collections, assembling weekend food packs for low income children, day care spruce-ups and preparing hot meal for older adults or homeless individuals. For more information or assistance in identifying a service project or partnering with other places of worship, contact the Fairfax County Community Interfaith Coordination Program at or 703-324-3453.


The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ DMV 2 Go customer service van is scheduled to be at the Fairfax County Government Center on Friday, June 30. The Government Center is located at 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. DMV 2 Go will be parked near the front entrance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  At the DMV 2 Go customer service van you can:

  • Obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals and transcripts.
  • Apply for or renew your ID card – available for adults and children.
  • Apply for or renew your driver's license – take road and knowledge tests; get your picture taken. Reinstate driving privileges.
  • Get a copy of your driving record.
  • Order disabled parking placards or plates.
  • Update DMV records, as well as your voter registration record, with address change, etc. 
  • Request a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to set up a myDMV account.

Again, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ DMV 2 Go customer service van will be at the Fairfax County Government Center on June 30, near the front entrance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


Finally, subscribe to “Weekender,” the county’s weekend arts and entertainment e-newsletter. “Weekender” brings together offerings from around the county and delivers them right to your inbox every Thursday evening. Don’t miss out on fun happenings throughout the county. Subscribe to “Weekender” today at


That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for news updates, visit You also may call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or email News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Va., Government. 


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