News to Use Podcast Transcript: Nov. 17, 2009

Fairfax County Podcasts 

Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for Nov. 17, 2009. Coming up find out about getting around Tyson on your lunch break, donating coats for a good cause and learn about the additional FY 2011 Budget Community Dialogues.


Beginning November 23, getting around Tysons Corner on your lunch break will be a lot easier, thanks to a new lunchtime shuttle named the “Tysons Connector." This new free service features two midday shuttle routes operating at 10-minute intervals in central Tysons Corner. The two routes will operate weekdays from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. to and from Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Galleria, and the major employers located nearby.  Employees, shoppers, residents, and visitors to Tysons Corner are encouraged to park their cars and ride the shuttle for free.  For more information call 703-339-7200 or visit


The eighth annual Hunter Mill District Winter Coat Closet opened Saturday, Nov. 14. Donations are accepted at the North County Governmental Center, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, through March 13 on the following days, excluding all major holidays:

  • Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Coats donated should be new or gently used, in good condition and dry cleaned. Both child and adult sizes are needed – extra large sizes are especially appreciated. Donations are tax deductible and receipts are available. Donations will be distributed at the North County Governmental Center. No appointment is necessary – however, supplies may be limited.

The Hunter Mill District Winter Coat Closet, which helps children and adults who are homeless or in need, is sponsored by Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins and Reston Interfaith.

Volunteers are needed to assist clients in selecting coats, greet donors and sort donations. For more information or to volunteer, contact the Hunter Mill District Office, 703-478-0283, TTY 711.


Based on increased demand, there are now 3 more FY 2011 budget community dialogue sessions scheduled.  They will be held Wednesday, December 2, 7 to 9 p.m. at Hayfield Secondary School, Herndon High School and Lake Braddock High School. Registration is required.  For more information and to register, visit, or call 703-324-2391.


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 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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